Shabbat Parashat Shemot 5779

Friday, December 28th
7:00 am: Shacharit
4:10 pm: Mincha
4:12 pm: Candlelighting
Following Mincha: Rabbi Hyman's class focusing on the teachings of Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch. Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv will follow

Shabbat, December 29th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Followed by a D'var Torah by Rabbi Hyman on the topic I Will be With You
4:00 pm: Mincha
5:13 pm: Havdalah


Shul Announcements

Kiddush is sponsored by the shul.

Shul Events

Every other Tuesday, 7:30 pm
Jan 8 & 22, Feb 5 & 19, Mar 5 & 19
Rabbi Zalman Alpert
Bi-weekly Talmud Class in Tractate Brachot

Saturday, Dec 22nd, 7:30 pm
Westville Film Night
Keep Quiet (2016)

Wednesday, Dec 26th, 7:30 pm
Dr. Peter Rogol
Ghostland: Reflections on a commemorative trip to Poland.

Wednesday, January 9, 7:30 pm
Westville University presents
Dr. Sandra Valabregue
Medieval Kabbalah and Modern Art

Monday, January 14, 7:30 pm
Shul Board Meeting (at the shul)

Saturday, January 19, 7:30 pm
Westville Shul Film Night
"1945" (2017)

Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 pm
Westville University presents
Prof. Zeev Harvey
Maimonides and Bialik on Spoken Hebrew

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Westville University presents
Prof. Philip Stambovsky
Kant’s Ethical Philosophy and Human Dignity: What Would the Rabbis Say?  

Saturday, February 16, 7:30 pm
Westville Shul Film Night
Marshall (2017)  

Community Events

Sunday, December 23rd, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Join us for creativity and camaraderie! The Rimmonim (New Haven) Chapter of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework presents 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 ways, including jewelry (contemporary woven and beaded necklaces and bracelets) and clothing accents. Ancient samurai warriors used to decorate their armor and sometimes hold it together using kumihimo cords. Cost of materials for the workshop is $20 for members and$25 for non-members. 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

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