Parashat Dvarim, Shabbat Chazon 5777

Shabbat Zmanim

Friday, July 28th
7:00 am: Shacharit
6:45 pm: Mincha
7:54 pm: Candles

Shabbat, July 29th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Rabbi Hyman’s drasha is titled “Mourning the Destruction and What We Still Have to Do.“
6:45 pm: The Shabbat afternoon class will be a joint presentation by Rabbi Hyman and Talya Hyman, as part of the Student Seminarian series. Talya just returned from a year studying in Midreshet HaRova, in the old city of Jerusalem. They will address the topic “Crossing Over: Moshe’s Thwarted Desire for Eretz Yisrael — Echoes To Today?”
7:45 pm: Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit and Ma’ariv
8:55 pm: Havdalah


The Westville Synagogue Shabbat afternoon Family Gathering this week is hosted by Sharon & Josh Hasbani at 345 McKinley Ave, from 4:30-6:00 PM (weather permitting).

Shul calendars for 2017-2018 (5778) can still be ordered for $25 apiece. You will be notified in August when the calendars are available; if you wish to have it mailed to you please include $2 toward mailing costs.

Community Events

Westville University, September 12th

An exciting 2017-2018 series is planned for Westville University, kicking off with Rabbi Hyman. This season will feature presentations by Zalman Alpert, Michal BarAsher, Nadav Berman Shifman, Jeremy Bruce, Steven Fraade, Allyson Ganzalez, Rebecca Koenigsberg, Sharon Naveh, Mati Pawlak, Steven Wilf, Liran Yagdar and our movie series. Don’t miss it!

October 27-29, Parashat Lech Lecha:

BEKI, B’nai Jacob, and the Westville Synagogue will again sponsor a Scholar-in-Residence weekend, featuring Noam Zion a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. We plan to have a catered Shabbat dinner at Westville (by reservation), followed by an address from Mr. Zion. He will speak again on Shabbat following a kiddush luncheon at BEKI, as well as Sunday morning at B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge. Anyone interested in helping to plan this exciting event or to help sponsor it should please contact Barbara Zalesch.

Monday, August 28, 10:30 am:

JFS invites you to its first I Want to do a JFS Mitzvah event. Please join us for a chance to get involved with a vital JFS Mitzvah project. Please help us as we prepare the mailing for our Friends Campaign, while having a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and learning about other upcoming volunteer opportunities, such as Food Pantry, Shalom Group events for adults with disabilities, Packing and delivering bags for the Food4Kids program, Visits to the elderly or home-bound, Mitzvah projects, and assembling bags for the homeless. Please come to 1440 Whalley Ave for this fun and informative event. For more information, please contact Mara Ginsberg at

Tanya Kanner