Shabbat Parashat Beshalach 5779

Friday, January 18th
7:00 am: Shacharit
4:32 pm: Mincha
4:30 pm: Candlelighting
Rabbi Hyman’s shuir on the teachings of Rabbi SR Hirsch this week will focus on “Hirsch’s Philosophy of Shabbos". Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv will follow

Shabbat, January 19th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Followed by a D'var Torah by Rabbi Hyman on the topic “Tu Bishvat: A Holiday of Faith”
4:20 pm: Mincha
5:33 pm: Havdalah


Shul Announcements

Kiddush is sponsored by Moshe Perry's parents, Sydney Perry and Tony Perry, to welcome him back to New Haven to celebrate with his grandmother Lucile Alderman on the occasion of her  95th birthday. We also congratulate Moshe/Rachel and family on their exciting move to the new development community of Harish.. 'Am Israel chai!

Condolences to the Dreyfus family on the passing of our congregant Dr David Dreyfus, husband of Tova and father of Isaac, Nechama, Hannah and Sarah. Shiva will be held through Tues, Jan 22, at 277 Empire Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11225. (They will not be sitting in Waterbury, as originally planned, because of the coming winter storm). May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Israel.

Rabbi Hyman will be away in Israel from Jan 23 - Feb 4 and will be available by email or by phone.

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, January 19, 7:30 pm - weather dependent, watch the website
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, February 3, 2:00 pm at the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St, New Haven
Screening of the silent film The Ancient Law (1923, Germany)
Silent film with live music score performed by Donald Sosin (Ed Shrager's brother-in-law) and Alicia Svigals. The Ancient Law tells the story of Baruch (Ernst Deutsch), the son of a rabbi in Galicia during the 1860s. After participating in his shtetl’s Purim spiel, Baruch catches the acting bug and leaves home against his father’s will to join a traveling theater troupe. Once in Vienna, an Austrian archduchess develops feelings for Baruch and endeavors to turn him into a great classical actor. While his love of secular literature has not waned, Baruch’s longing for home consumes him and he soon returns to his family and life in the shtetl. Made during the mass migration of Eastern European Jews fleeing the Russian Revolution and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, its depiction of 19th century Jewish life in Europe is sympathetic to the Orthodox Jewish culture of Europe’s nascent refugee population while still highlighting the tension between tradition and modernity.

Oren Kanner