Shabbat Parashat Vayikra 5779

Friday, March 15th
7:00 am: Shacharit
6:40 pm: Mincha
6:40 pm: Candlelighting
Rabbi Hyman's class on the teachings of Rabbi SR Hirsch
Followed by Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv

Shabbat, March 16th
9:00 am: Shacharit
Followed by a D'var Torah by Rabbi Hyman titled "Shabbat and the Mishkan"
6:30 pm: Mincha
7:41 pm: Havdalah


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Shul Announcements

  1. Kiddush is sponsored by the shul.

  2. The link to the order forms for our annual Mishloach Manot Project was sent out to shul members this week. If you did not receive the email or need a paper form, please contact David Staum (dstaum@gmail.com). Thanks to Tanya Kanner for designing and Oren Kanner for building our new online ordering system! Please participate in this mitzvah and shul fundraiser.

  3. Please participate in the important mitzvah of giving Matanot LaEvyonim, which will benefit an organization called Od Yosef Chai. Please make checks payable to "Rabbi's Discretionary Fund", put "PURIM-CHARITY" in the memo portion of your check, and send to the shul office by March 13th. See the letter from Rabbi Hyman for more details.

  4. The Westville Synagogue Purim Seudah will be taking place on Purim Day, Thursday, March 21st. Megillah reading: 5:00 pm (including a separate women's reading), Mincha: 5:45 pm, Seudah: 6:00 pm. RSVP required. RSVP to office@westvilleshul.org or at www.westvilleshul.org/purim. Payment can be made via check mailed to the Shul or online with a credit card at www.westvilleshul.org/purim. Please consider helping out on the committee and/or volunteering on the day of the event. If interested, please contact Ruth Gross at ruthlessinct@yahoo.com.

  5. Hebrew High School of New England and the Hebrew Academy of West Hartford have merged to create a new K-12 institution which will be called the New England Jewish Academy.  (Our own Betsy Schulman predicted the exact name!)  In conjunction with this news, philanthropists Ann and Jeremy Pava from West Hartford have announced an extraordinary tuition subsidy to support families who wish to provide their children with the finest Jewish and general education.  One may access information about the school's subsidy and its mission statement by writing to newenglanddayschoolmerger@hhne.org. We are grateful to the Pavas for their vision and generosity.


Shul Events

Tuesdays, 7:30 pm
Rabbi Zalman Alpert
Bi-weekly Talmud Class in Tractate Brachot

The shul Annual Membership meeting will be held on Monday, March 25. More details, including the slate of board nominees, will be sent out soon.

Thursday, March 21st
The Westville Synagogue Purim Seuda
Megillah reading: 5:00 pm (including a separate women's reading), Mincha: 5:45 pm, Seudah: 6:00 pm. RSVP required. RSVP to office@westvilleshul.org or online here... Payment can be made via check mailed to the Shul or online here.. Please consider helping out on the committee and/or volunteering on the day of the event. If interested, please contact Ruth Gross at ruthlessinct@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 pm
Westville University presents a talk by Prof. Eliyahu Stern, Yale University
Title to be announced

Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 pm
Westville University presents a talk by Dr. Nadav Shifman Berman, Yale University
Judaism and Pragmatism: The Broken Connection

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 pm
Westville University presents a talk by Rabbi Alex Ozar, OU-JLI at Slifka
When Does Lying Make You a Liar?

Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 pm
Westville University presents a talk by Rabbi Fred Hyman, Westville Synagogue
Talmudic Views on Messianism

Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 pm
Westville University presents
The Annual Irving & Shirley Kroopnick Memorial Lecture
Rabbi Ethan Tucker, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Hadar
Pluralism, Integrity and Community
Followed by a dessert reception prepared by Rebecca Koenigsberg

Oren Kanner