Shabbat Parashat Shoftim 5777

Shabbat Zmanim

Friday, August 25th
7:00 am: Shacharit
6:45 pm: Mincha
7:17 pm: Candles

Shabbat, August 26th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Rabbi Hyman’s drasha is titled “Prescription for fighting the battle of life.“
6:10 pm: Shabbat afternoon class will explore the question “Do you say a blessing on a solar eclipse?“
7:10 pm: Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit and Ma’ariv
8:18 pm: Havdalah


Mazal Tov to Zachary Shulman on his Bar Mitzvah! Mazal Tov as well to the entire Schulman family, including Betsy, Glenn, Zoe, and Zevi. A Kiddush Luncheon is sponsored by the Schulmans for the Bar Mitzvah. All are welcome!

The shul’s Amazon program is up and running again. Just shop at Amazon using this link and the shul will get a percentage of every purchase!

Westville Calendars have been distributed to those who ordered them.  If you didn’t get yours, or would like to order one (or another one!), please contact Barbara Zalesch or the shul office.  Calendars are $25 apiece.

Refuah Shelemah to Sigi Aftergut, who is recuperating at The Willows for the next week.

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