Shabbat Parshat Nitsvaim 5779

Friday, September 26th
Selichot & Shacharit: 6:45 am
6:22 pm: Mincha
6:25 pm: Candlelighting

Shabbat, September 27th
9:00 am: Shacharit
The title of Rabbi Hyman's drasha is "For ourselves and our children"
5:15 pm: Rabbi Hyman's class on the topic "Haneshama Lach (הנשמה לך) - the introduction to Selichot as the introduction to Rosh Hashana"
6:15 pm: Mincha
7:26 pm: Havdalah


Shul Announcements

  • Kiddush is sponsored by the shul.

  • Memorial Book entries must be in by this Sunday, Sept 30 in order to have the book printed right after Rosh Hashana. Please contact Barbara Zalesch.

  • Our Musaf Baal Tefillah for Rosh Hashana, Shlomo Klapper is sharing some of the tunes he'll be using, in case people want to prepare beforehand to sing along! Please see the bottom of this page for links.

  • Sukkot is only a few weeks away. Order your lulav and etrog via Rabbi Hyman today! The deadline for orders is Friday, Oct 4, so please order ASAP!

  • Rabbi Hyman's Shabbat Shuva drasha will take place on Oct 5 at 5:00 pm. The subject will be "The Relationship between Teshuva and Tefila- achieving closeness to Hashem"

  • The building of the shul sukkah will take place in two stages. The frame, walls, and roof beams will be built on Sunday morning, Oct. 6th right after shacharit, and we're hoping for all hands on deck to make this process go smoothly and quickly. The bamboo mats for schach will be put up on Sunday morning, Oct. 13th. Contact Steven Zalesch ( for information. Any changes to our procedures must be suggested ahead of time so that the actual process is not impeded by re-thinking and discussing.

  • On Sunday, Oct. 13, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, there will be a Sukkah Decorating Party for ALL (kids & adults) in the Shul sukkah (auditorium if raining). Snacks will be served. Come make decorations for our Sukkah and yours! Contact Betsy Schulman for more info.

  • Each year Westville Synagogue tries to add simcha and community to our celebrations of the chagim by offering special congregational kiddushes. We’d like to continue this tradition but can’t without your help. Please consider sponsoring a kiddush or making a donation to help defray the cost of our lovely kiddushes. Please contact Felicia Spencer for sponsorship information.

Shul Events

Sunday, October 6, following Shacharit:
Building of the Shul sukkah

Sunday, October 13, following Shacharit:
Putting up the Schach on the Shul Sukkah

Sunday, October 13, 10:00 am
Shul sukkah decorating party

Tuesdays, 7:30 pm
Rabbi Zalman Alpert
Weekly Talmud Class in Tractate Brachot

Community Events

Wednesday, Oct 2, 6:00 pm
The Yale Program in Judaic Studies presents a panel discussion on the new book by David Sorkin "Jewish Emancipation Across Five Centuries". Featuring Samuel Moyn, Maurice Samuels, Marci Shore, and Elli Stern. At the Comparative Literature Library, Bingham Hall, 8th floor, 300 College Street.

Oren Kanner