Shabbat Parashat Vayera, 5778

Shabbat Zmanim

Friday, November 3rd
7:00 am: Shacharit
5:25 pm: Mincha
5:26 pm: Candles

Shabbat, November 4th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Rabbi Hyman’s drasha is titled “זריזין מקדימין למצוה - Zerizim Makdimim LaMitzvah: Why do we learn it four times in this parsha?“
4:30 pm: Rabbi's Hyman's class, where he will discuss "The Balfour Declaration's 100th anniversary: Return to Zion through the superpowers". (This is the final Shabbat afternoon class of the season before we change the clocks).
5:15 pm: Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit and Ma’ariv
6:27 pm: Havdalah

2:00 am: Fall back. Move your clocks 1 hour back as Daylight Savings Time ends.


Kiddush is sponsored by the Shul.

Mazal Tov to Allison & Dan Mages on the birth of a girl on Thursday! Mazal Tov as well to big sisters Abby and Sophie!

Mazal Tov to Eve Wiener on her upcoming marriage to Philip Steinmetz on November 12, as well as to Elyse & Michael Wiener and the entire family:

  1. Shabbat Kallah - The women of the community are cordially invited for a Shabbat Kallah Tea to send Eve off to her wedding day!  The Tea dessert reception will be held on Shabbat afternoon, November 11 at the Wiener Home, 140 Alston Ave, New Haven, from 3:00-5:00.  Please save the date!  Elise will speak, after which all guests are welcome to say short Divrei Torah, Small Stories or Words of Inspiration & Advice…Please let Elise know if you plan to attend.
  2. Shabbos Sheva Bracha Kiddish/Luncheon
    The Westville Community is cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of Eve Wiener and Philip Steinmetz at a Sheva Bracha Kiddush/Luncheon immediately following Shabbat Services on November the Westville Synagogue.  The Sheva Bracha is hosted by Dr. & Mrs. Elliot Lerner, Aunt & Uncle of the bride along with Mrs. Stella Lerner,  Grandmother of the bride.

Shul Events

Saturday, November 11, 7:30 pm

Westville University Film night with Ed Shrager
Foyle’s War: The White Feather, Episode 2, Season 1

Monday, November 15, 7:30 pm

Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 pm

Westville University presents a talk Dr. Liran Yagdar, Yale University
Jews and Muslims- Friends or Foes?: Assessing the History of Anti-Semitism in Islam

Community Events

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7:30 pm

Shir Magic at Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven: Remembering Rabbi Jerry Brieger z’l, Featuring Alan Goodis and a Special Appearance by the Temple Emanuel Band. Tickets: adults $20, kids $10, families $40 (max of 2 adults and unlimited kids). More details and tickets available for purchase here. At 150 Derby Avenue in Orange.

Sunday, November 12, 3:00 pm

Cantor's concert at Cong B'nai Jacob, 75 Rimmon Rd, Woodbridge, and the installation of Cantor Malachi Kanfer.Free and open to the public. RSVP's required at

Saturday, November 18, 7:00 pm

The JCC's annual A Taste of Honey at Congregation Mishkan Israel. See the JCC website for the full schedule

Tanya Kanner