Shabbat Parashat Vayetzei 5779

Friday, November 16th
7:00 am: Shacharit
4:15 pm: Mincha
4:13 pm: Candlelighting
Following Mincha: Rabbi Hyman's class focusing on the teachings of Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch. This week's class will be on "The Greatness of Yaakov"

Shabbat, November 17th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Followed by a D'var Torah by Rabbi Hyman on the topic “The Merit of Yaakov and the California Wildfires"
4:05 pm: Mincha
5:14 pm: Havdalah


Shul Announcements

Kiddush is sponsored by Heni & Mark Schwartz In gratitude to this community for its friendship and support and in memory of Ezra Schwartz on his 3rd Yahrzeit.

Shul Events

Tuesday, November 20th, 7:30 pm
Rabbi Zalman Alpert
Bi-weekly Talmud Class in Tractate Brachot

Community Events

SAVE THE DATE: A Taste of Honey 2018 Saturday, November 17 | 7 - 10 PM | JCC of Greater New Haven Join the Greater New Haven Jewish Community for its annual Evening of Jewish Learning. Scholars, Rabbis, and community leaders will come together for enriching and inspiring explorations of the spiritual, political, social, historical, intellectual, and more.

This Year's Educators:

  • Rabbi Justin David (Congregation B'nai Israel, Northampton)

  • Rabbi Mendy Hecht (Orchard Street Shul)

  • Rabbi Brian Immerman (Congregation Mishkan Israel)

  • Sydney Perry (Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven)

  • Dr. Melanie Waynik (Ezra Academy)

  • Chanie Wilhelm (Chabad of Milford-HCW)

  • Rochel Baila Yaffe (Chabad of the Shoreline)

  • Cantor Malachi Kanfer (Congregation B'nai Jacob)

  • Dr. Barry Zaret (Yale University)

  • Rabbi Michael Farbman and Julian Resnick (Temple Emanuel)

  • Amir Cahaner, Amani Masalha Zoabi, Alaya Carmi; Ravid Pitaro, Facilitator (SNEC Emissaries, Afula-Gilboa Delegation)

  • Schneur Wilhelm (Chabad of Milford-HCW)

  • Michelle Goldstein (Congregation Mishkan Israel)

  • Jodi Harris (Temple Beth David)

Sunday, December 16th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Join us for creativity and camaraderie!  The Rimmonim (New Haven) Chapter of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needleworkpresents a Kumihimo Workshop by Sue Honeyman in the Library/Beit Midrash at BEKI.  Kumihimo is a braiding technique that is used in the making of long decorative strands. These cords are used in a variety of decorative ways, including jewelry and clothing accents.  Ancient samurai warriors used to decorate their armor and sometimes hold it together using kumihimo cords.  For those who are interested in joining the Rimmonim chapter of the guild, annual dues for Pomegranate membership are a modest $36. To RSVP for the workshop, please contact Sue Honeyman at or leave a message at 203-397-9233.

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