Shabbat Parashat Toldot 5779

Friday, November 9th
6:45 am: Shacharit
4:19 pm: Mincha
4:20 pm: Candlelighting
Now that we have changed the clocks, Rabbi Hyman will be teaching a Friday evening class after Mincha each week, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv. He will be focusing on the teachings of Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch. This week's class will focus on Rav Hirsch's insights on "Israel among the Nations"

Shabbat, November 10th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Followed by a D'var Torah by Rabbi Hyman titled “Pittsburgh and the Jewish Community: The Bathwater has Cooled"
4:10 pm: Mincha
5:20 pm: Havdalah


Shul Announcements

Kiddush is sponsored by Evelyn Kantrowitz, in honor of her mother's yahrzeit, Dorothy Kantrowitz, Devora bas Tevye

Judy Alperin, the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, will share some thoughts with us this Shabbat after services. (See Rabbi Hyman's message directly below).

Message from the Rabbi

Dear Members,

Thank you all for the wonderful gala last Sunday evening. Tova and I had a great time and we are grateful for the turnout. As I noted last Shabbat, we had to experience two contradictory feelings at the same time and still function. I think we did so admirably.

You may have noticed that I did not specifically encourage synagogue attendance last Shabbat. We supported the initiative of the Federation which promoted synagogue services in response to the tragedy in Pittsburgh.

I am writing this week because the continued participation in communal davening, socializing, and study will strengthen us. A lasting response to the tragedy requires us to make changes. A renewed investment in Torah, avodah, and chesed will sustain us as we fortify the physical security measures of our synagogue which we have already started to do.

To help us, I have invited Judy Alperin, the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, to share some thoughts with us this Shabbat after services. Judy has provided superb leadership over the last few years and coordinated the vigil at the JCC last week.

I look forward to greeting you this Shabbat.

Rabbi Hyman

Shul Events

Saturday, November 10, 7:30 pm
Westville University Film Night

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.

Oren Kanner