Shabbat Parshat Acharei Mot 5779

Friday, May 3rd
7:00 am: Shacharit
6:45 pm: Mincha
7:33 pm: Candlelighting

Shabbat, May 4th
9:00 am: Shacharit
The title of Rabbi Hyman's drasha is "Coping with Yizkor, Poway, Yom Hashoah, and Yom Hazikaron"
6:25 pm: Rabbis’s class on the topic "Responsa of the Holocaust; The Blessing of Martyrdom"
7:25 pm: Mincha
8:34 pm: Havdalah


Shul Announcements

Kiddush is sponsored by Zelly and Goldie Goldberg in memory of Goldie's mother, Rose Estra and Zelly's father, Morris Goldberg upon their yahrzeits.

Cake and ice cream are sponsored by Sharon Naveh and David Staum in celebration of Gidon and Gavriel's 3rd birthday.

Mazal Tov to Sydney Perry upon the engagement of her oldest grandson, Noah Gabriel Rubinson to Yael Greenberg, in Israel.

Shul Events

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

Wednesday, May 8
Rebecca Koenigsberg and Nava Benichoov are organizing a Yom Ha'atzma'ut Erev Shira, to be held after Ma'ariv at the Koenigsbergs, 20 Elmwood Rd. All are welcome!

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

Community Events

BEKI Art Gallery presents Sandra Valabregue "Circles in the Tree", to be displayed April 1 - June 1.
Thursday, April 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm: Reception and presentation by the artist
Shabbat, May 18, 12:45 pm (after kiddush): Conversation with the artist

Sunday, May 5, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Yom HaShoah community observance
Our community takes its responsibility to the collective memory of the Holocaust seriously. In keeping with the annual observance of Yom HaShoah, we will gather at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2018 at Tower One/Tower East, 18 Tower Lane. Contact Jeanette Yurman for more info: (203) 387-2424 or

Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Yom HaZikaron observance at the JCC
On Israeli Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, we honor and remember their lives for the safety and security of the Jewish homeland in Israel. This event is free and open to the community. For more info, contact Amalya Brownstein at 203-640-4532 or

Thursday, May 30, 7:00 pm
The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Women's Philanthropy presents Handbag Bingo, open to all women. Enjoy a delicious dessert reception as we play several rounds of Bingo. Prizes include unique handbags and more! Couvert: $36, Event Sponsor: $108. Will support PJ Library and Alma Pre-Military Academy for Female Leadership. At the JCC. 

Tuesday, June 4
New England Jewish Academy (HHNE) annual gala, including a memorial tribute to Mark Schwartz, Z"L
Contact Barbara Zalesch for additional info.

Oren Kanner