Shabbat Parshat Devarim - Shabbat Chazon 5779

Friday, August 9th
7:00 am: Shacharit
6:45 pm: Mincha
7:41 pm: Candlelighting

Shabbat, August 10th
9:00 am: Shacharit
The title of Rabbi Hyman's drasha is "From churban to chibur - destruction to connection.”
There will be no pre-Mincha afternoon class due to the fast beginning at sunset. Seudah Shlishit should be eaten at home.
7:30 pm: Mincha
Rabbi Hyman will give a class before Ma’ariv on "Themes of Eicha"
7:58 pm: Fast of Tisha B’Av begins
8:42 pm: Havdalah
Maariv: 9:00 pm (to allow time for those who wish to drive to shul after Shabbat ends), followed by Eicha & Kinot

From Rabbi Hyman: Those who attend mincha wearing Shabbat shoes - this is perfectly acceptable. The practice is to remove the shoes after Borchu and return home in the shoes and then wear non leather shoes. Those who do not recite maariv, remember to say "Baruch hamavdil bein kodesh l'chol"


Shul Announcements

  • Kiddush is sponsored by Vered and Rafi Lefkowitz, in honor of the congregation, and in honor of Yuval's 3rd birthday.

Shul Events

Thursdays, 7:30 pm (note new day of the week for summer)
Rabbi Zalman Alpert
Weekly Talmud Class in Tractate Brachot

Community Events

Monday, August 19, 7:00 pm
Summer Sounds Concert with the IDF Ensemble
The IDF musical ensemble delivers an evening of popular and traditional Israeli songs. Each ensemble is composed of active duty soldiers who are highly talented singers and musicians, gifted with great skill, charisma, and stage presence. Many of the most celebrated Israeli singers and musicians are alumni of these IDF musical ensembles. Enjoy a summer concert and meet IDF Combat soldier Lieutenant Dana and hear her remarkable story of survival. Light refreshments will be served Graciously hosted by Elaine and Gerald Braffman in Woodbridge. Address given upon RSVP. To RSVP, please contact Michael Baccellieri at 646-274-9645 or

Grill and Chill!
Welcome back the return of our FREE summer music series! The tunes begin at 5 PM and are sure to have you dancing to the beats! Kosher BBQ will be available for purchase. This event is BYOB.
August 15: Jake Kulak Band
August 29: To Be Announced

Questions? Contact: Derek Holodak at or (203) 387-2424 x217

Community Announcements

Message from Judy Alperin, CEO of the Federation

Dear Friends,

We are about to welcome our next Israeli Emissaries, Tal and Lion. Check out the great video to get to know them:

This flagship program brings Israel closer to us and touches our community from Shelton to Cheshire to Chester; in the synagogues, in the day schools and in the agencies and most specially in the families who open their homes and hearts to host an emissary for ½ of their time in our community. Emissaries have cars and are independent but are also part of the family.

Tal and Lion will arrive toward the end of the month for their orientation program at Camp Laurelwood. Unfortunately, we have not yet secured housing for Tal (our young man) and we need your help. Please consider this amazing opportunity to bring an outstanding young Israeli into your home. If you are not able to host, will you please share this opportunity with others and do so as quickly as possible?

Amalya Brownstein, our young emissary coordinator, is available to talk with you about the ins and outs at your convenience. Amalya can be reached at

Thank you for your help.


Oren Kanner