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Shabbat Ki Tavo

Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
Candle Lighting time 7:04 p.m.
 

I’ve always enjoyed attending baseball games especially at Fenway Park because the fans there are really part of the entertainment. At a ball game  one of those fans showed both the bad and good side of humanity. This man had apparently lost track of his seat. As he was looking for it, he stood squarely between us and the field. A man sitting in front of us also had his view blocked, so he told the guy, “Could you move? We can’t see.”

 

The lost man responded sarcastically, “Too bad.” A second request got a similar but more heated response. Finally the man moved on. Later came a surprise. He returned and told the man he had blocked, “Hey, I’m sorry, man. I was upset that I couldn’t find my seat.” They shook hands and the incident ended well.

 

That interaction made me think. As we go through life striving to find our way, situations may frustrate us and cause us to respond to others in an un-menchlekite (upright, caring decent, and compassionate) way. If so, we must ask God. during the season of repentance starting Saturday night with our traditional Slichot services, to give us the courage to apologize to those we have offended.

 

If we want God to forgive us of our trespasses, we must apologize to those we have wronged and forgive those who wronged us.

 

Shabbat Shalom,

 

Rabbi Greene

Service Times

Friday night 7:00 p.m.
Shabbat 9:30 a.m.
Mon. & Thurs postponed for time being
Sun. - Thurs 7:30 p.m.

 

Save the Date!

We are proud to cohost with Congregation L'Dor V'Dor, Oakland/Little Neck JC, A Community Forum to discuss the pros and cons of the the United States being a partner in the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (The Iran Deal) to keep Iran from becoming a Nuclear Power. The discussion will take place at L'Dor V'Dor


Join us on Thursday, September 10  at 7:30 p.m. when opening statements, explaining why their Jewish communal organizations have arrived at their positions, will be made by:

Robert Socolof 

Director of the Long Island branch of the American Jewish Committeewhose official position is that America, Israel and the rest of the world would be safer if the United States does not accept the Deal   

 

Ken Bob 

President of Ameinu, whose official position is that America, Israel and the rest of the world would be safer if the United States accepts the Deal.
 

Following the opening statements, our speakers will respond to questions that either will have been submitted prior to the forum or by those in attendance who will be asked to submit written questions on cards that will be provided.

Our intention is to have a 

Machloket L'Shem Shamayim 

 

An Argument for the sake of Heaven


Our goal is to have an educational evening during which members of our community will have the opportunity to have their questions addressed by individuals who are approaching this most important issue of our time from two different perspectives, and who are both passionately committed to promoting peace and security for America, Israel and the world. 

Please follow this link  

http://form.jotformpro.com/form/52393880591969

 to submit any questions that you may have and we will do our best to insure that your questions will be addressed.

We are grateful that Robert Socolof and Ken Bob have agreed to share their time, energy and expertise with us.  We look forward to a respectful dialogue during which we can all learn from each other. 

 

Saturday, September 5th Joint Slichot services with Congregation L'Dor V'Dor.  Ma'ariv begins at 8:00 p.m. Immediately following Ma'ariv we shall screen the provocative Israeli movie "Lemon Tree."  Coffee, Tea, and Dessert with  a discussion about the film.  Slichot services begin at 10:45 p.m.  Join us for all or any part of the evening.

 

5776 Fall Holiday Service Schedule 

All Services will begin promptly on time!

 

Saturday, September 5

Ma’ariv and Havdalah                      8::00 p.m.     

Slichot Program                                   8: 20 p.m.*

Slichot Services                                    10:45 P.M.

 

Erev Rosh Hashana, Sunday, September 13

Candle Lighting                                    6:49 p.m.

Mincha/Ma’ariv                                  7:00 p.m.

 

1st Day Rosh Hashana, Monday, September 14

Shacharit                                               9:00 a.m.

Carlbach Minyon                                                10:30 a.m

Birthday Party for the World            11:00 a.m..

Family Service for Hebrew School

families                                            11:00 a.m

Tashlich/Healing Service                  5:00 p.m.

Candle Lighting Time         after       7:49 p.m.

Ma’ariv                                                 7:00 p.m.

                               

2nd Day Rosh Hashana, Tuesday, September 15

Shacharit                                               9:00 a.m.

Carlbach Minyon                                10:30 a.m.

 

Shabbat Shuva,  Friday, September 18

Candle Lighting Time                         6:41 p.m

Kabbalat Shabbat services                                7:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, September 19

Shacharit                                               9:30 a.m.

 

Erev Yom Kippur, Tuesday, September  22

Mincha                                                  6:15 p.m.

Candle Lighting Time                         6:34 p.m.

Kol Nidre                                               6:30 p.m.

 

Yom Kippur, Wednesday, September 23

Shacharit                                               9:00 a.m.

Carlbach Minyon and Birthday                      

Party for the World                             11:00 a.m.

Family Service for Hebrew School

Families                                              11:00 a.m.

Yizkor                                   approx. 1:00 p.m.**

Mincha                                                  5:00 p.m.

Neila                                                       6:25 p.m.

Ma’ariv with Shofar Blasts               7:25 p.m.

 

Erev Sukkot, Sunday, September 27

Candle Lighting Time                         6:26 p.m.

Ma’ariv                                                 6:30 p.m***

 

1st Day Sukkot, Monday, September 28

Shacharit                                               930 a.m.

Ma’ariv                                                 7:00 p.m.

Candle Lighting                         after 7:26 p.m.

 

2nd Day Sukkot, Tuesday, September 29       

Shacharit                                               9:30 a.m.

 

Erev Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot, October 2

Dinner in the Sukkah sponsored by the Sisterhood.

Services 6:00 P.M. Dinner to follow

 

Shabbat Hol Hamoed Sukkot, October 3

Special Outdoor Sukkot Services     10:00 a.m.

               

Erev Shimini Atzeret, Sunday, October 4

Ma’ariv                                                 7:00 p.m.

Candle Lighting Time                         6:15 p.m.

 

Shimini Atzeret and Simchat Torah,

 Monday, Oct 5

Shacharit                                               9:30 a.m.

Yizkor                                    approx. 11:00 a.m.

Candle Lighting Time         after 7:15 p.m.

Ma’ariv, &

Simchat Torah Hakafot                    7:00 p.m.     .

 

Simchat Torah, October 6,

Shacharit, Tuesday                             9:30 a.m.

Sit Down Chollent Kiddush after Services

 

 

 

*Joint Services with Little Neck Jewish Center and Lake Success Jewish Center.  Slichot services will be held at LNJC and Simchat Torah day services will be held at MJCC.

 

**  Please Note Time for Yizkor on Yom Kippur!

*** Please Note Time for Erev Sukkot services on Sunday

 

 

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