Shabbat Parashat Chayei Sarah 5778

Shabbat Parashat Chayei Sarah, 5778

Shabbat Zmanim

Friday, November 9th
7:00 am: Shacharit
4:18 pm: Candles
4:20 pm: Mincha

Shabbat, November 11th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Rabbi Hyman’s drasha is titled “The Satan before us and the Satan behind us“
4:10 pm: Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit and Ma’ariv
5:19 pm: Havdalah


Kiddush is sponsored by Marilyn Katz in honor of the 9th yahrzeit of her beloved husband Jay Katz z"l on 19 Cheshvan (Nov 8). A bottle of scotch will be provided by the Dashevsky/Mund family in honor of the birth of their son.

Mazal Tov to Melanie Mund & Meir Dashevsky on the birth of a boy last Sunday night! Mazal Tov as well to big sister Ayelet and big brother Yishai!

Shalom Zachor
Meir and Melanie wish to invite the community to a Shalom Zachor at their home, 88 Curtis Drive, at 7:30 Friday night.  Please help them welcome their new son with a l'Chaim, some zemirot, and friends. (Please note that the Eruv on Curtis Drive does not include the sidewalk between Ray Road and the Dashevskys' house.  It is necessary to walk on the side of the street if carrying anything on Shabbat.)

The community is also invited to attend the Brit, to be held at 11 am on Monday, Nov. 13th, at the Westville Shul. The Brit will be followed by lunch.

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

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.

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 18th at 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.

During Standard Time, when sunset is early, Rabbi Hyman will not be giving a class on Shabbat afternoon.  Instead, since there is more time on Friday evening, he will give a brief shiur between Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv. In the upcoming weeks, the series will focus on topics from the book "Jewish Wisdom: Ethical, Spiritual, and Historical Lessons from the Great Works and Thinkers" by Rabbi Joseph Telushkin.

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 13, 7:30 pm

Board Meeting

Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 pm

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

Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 pm

Westville University presents a talk by Prof. Michal Bar-Asher Siegal, Ben Gurion University
The Making of a Monk Rabbi: Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai and his Cave

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