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A Message from your President

 As we approach Pesach and the freedom this Holiday represents, some of you are wondering what plans to make for davening at HJCS.  We have been very fortunate that our policy of following CDC guidelines – masking, distancing, and washing- have been successful in preventing anyone from contracting Covid 19 in our building.  Going forward, we will continue to follow the guidelines of the Ohio department of health.  This means that congregants and their visitors to Cleveland, whether vaccinated or not, should practice appropriate public health measures to slow the spread of COVID 19, such as wearing masks, practicing physical distancing (we have seats blocked off and marked for occupancy), and hand washing.

     Please pay careful attention to the following in order that everyone feels safe and comfortable in shul:

-Anyone with known exposure to COVID 19 should not attend services   (and should not travel at all).

-Anyone with symptoms typical of COVID 19 should not attend services.

     As we review the impact of the last year of isolation, HJCS has experienced a major reduction to income, thru reduced rentals, sponsored events, and general reduction in member’s ability to keep up with donations.  When you receive your stimulus check, please think of HJCS when calculating your ma’aser.

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Shavuos Night Learning at HJC

Hello everyone,

I wanted to let you know about our program at HJC this Shavuos.
The Tikun Leil Shavuos will start at approximately 12:30am.

The topics will be all about the Chain of the Mesorah, from Moshe Rabbeinu till today.

This will all be based on the Rambam’s introduction to the Mishneh Torah, copies of said introduction which will be provided. This short work covers many topics, such as the nature of Torah she’baal Peh, Jewish history, rabbinic authority, among other issues.

If you prefer to think of the night in the language of what sefer we’ll be learning, it’s the Rambam’s introduction to Mishneh Torah.
If you prefer to think of the night in terms of a series classes, I’ve written an approximate series of titles below.
The schedule listed here is somewhat approximate.

12:30am-2am: Part One: Torah and Talmud in the days of Moshe and Tanach.
2am-3am: Torah Law during Bais Sheini until the compiling of the Mishna.
3am-4am: The Mishna and Talmud and related Seforim
4am-5am: Halacha and Torah thought after the final editing of the Talmud Bavli.

There will be breaks between each class, and coffee and snacks available throughout the night.
Shacharis will begin at 5:20am. Sunrise is at 5:53am.
There will be another Shacharis at 9am. Sof Zman Krias Shema is 9:39am.

Wishing you all a Good Shabbos and a Good YomTov
Rabbi Davidovich


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HJC Times – Remaining days of Pesach and next week

Thursday, April 25, Chol Hamoed – Erev Yom-Tov EIRUV TAVSHILIN
Medrash Shiur 6:15 AM
Shacharis 6:30 AM
Mincha 7:05 PM
Early Candle-Lighting 7:24 PM
Latest Candle-Lighting 7:59 PM
Friday, April 26, Shevii shel Pesach
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Mincha 7:05 PM
Early Candle-Lighting 7:25 PM
Late Candle-Lighting 8:00 PM
Shabbos, April 27, Acharon shel Pesach
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Mincha 7:45 PM
Followed by Shalosh Seudos. Bring your own food.
Maariv 9:10 PM
Don’t eat sold Chometz before 10:15 PM
Sunday through Thursday, April 28-May 2
Shacharis on Sunday 8:00 AM
Medrash Shiur Monday through Friday 6:15 AM
Shacharis, Monday through Friday 6:45 AM
Mishna Shiur, Sunday through Thursday 7:40 PM
Mincha-Maariv, Sunday through Thursday 8:10 PM
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Vaccine Clinic at CVS – This Thursday

A vaccine clinic for the MMR vaccine will be held this Thursday, 4/18 at the local MinuteClinic inside CVS located at 14440 Cedar Rd., Cleveland, OH 44121 (corner of Cedar and Green).

Date: Thursday, 4/18
Times: 9:00-12:00 pm and 5:00-8:00 pm

Location: MinuteClinic inside CVS, located at 14440 Cedar Rd., Cleveland, OH 44121 (corner of Cedar and Green)

Please bring your insurance cards and photo IDs.

MinuteClinic is only able to administer vaccines to patients 18 months and older with most major insurances and to patients 19 years and older with Caresource and other state Medicaid plans. Patients 18 years or younger with Caresource or Medicaid will need to receive the vaccine at their health care providers’ office or at the local Health Department.

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Sandra Mandel A”H

We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Sandra Mandel, mother of Barbara Seltzer; grandmother of Hillel (Zehava) Seltzer.
The funeral will take place tomorrow, Monday, March 25, 2019 at Berkowitz Kumin Bookatz at 11AM; burial will follow at Ridge Road Cemetery.

Shiva will be observed at the home of Regina and Barry Cik, 2544 S. Green Road in University Heights.

A google doc has been set up for anyone interested in contributing to shiva meals :

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HJC Taanis Esther and Purim Schedule

Wednesday, March 20 (Taanis Esther)
Fast Begins 6:18 AM

Medrash Shiur 6:15 AM

Shacharis 6:30 AM

Mincha 7:10 PM (Machatzis HaShekel)

Maariv 8:10 PM

Fast Ends 8:24 PM

Megilla Reading 8:24 PM

Thursday, March 21 (Purim)
Shacharis 8:00 AM,
Megillah ~8:35 AM

Second Megillah Reading 10:00 AM

Mincha 4:00 PM

Friday, March 22 (Shushan Purim)
Medrash Shiur 6:15 am, maybe

Shacharis 6:45 am

Candle-Lighting 7:22 pm

Mincha 7:25 pm

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HJC TIMES-Parshas Vayak’hel-Shabbos Mevorchim-Parshas Shekalim

§ Refuah Sheleimah to Sylvia Cohen (Tzipporah Bas Malka).

§ The Friday night oneg and Parsha shiur for men given by Rabbi Davidovich will take place at 8:30 pm at the home of Marc and Dana Bander 2500 S. Green Rd. (next door to Rabbi Katz’s Kollel). Everyone is welcome to attend!

§ Tomorrow is Shabbos Mevorchim.

§ Heights Jewish Center is selling Purim Cards. Prices for cards are 10 for $20.00 ($2.00 each card) or 20 cards for $36.00 contact the office by calling 216-382-1958 or email hjcsoffice.

§ If you would like to order wine by the case please contact hjcsoffice or call 216-382-1958 for wine and pricing. Deadline for all orders is Wednesday, March 6th by 12:00 PM.

§ Rebbetzin Davidovich’s Monday morning class at 9:30 am resumes at the Moore Home 2392 Bromley Rd.

§ Stock your freezers before Yom Tov by attending Heights Jewish Centers cooking event. Sunday, March 10th from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. See attached flyer. Rsvp by Sunday, March 3rd.

§ The Shloshim for Rebbetzin Schur, Z”l is today, March 1, 2019. Heights Jewish Center will be dedicating the kiddush on Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel (March 2) to commemorate the Shloshim. Thank you to our co-sponsors:

§ Rob and Jan Altshuler

§ Shmuel and Esther Abramowitz

§ Steve and Beth Baker

§ Toby Geduld

§ Danny and Ruth Jacob

§ Jack and Margarita Judkovich

§ Martin and Marla Lipman

§ Harold and Faiga Males

§ Yisroel and Sherrie Mendenhall

§ Jeff and Melanie Muller

§ Neil and Isabel Parks

§ Joel and Sharon Peerless

§ Frederick Prizant and Alyza Shapiro

§ Barbara Schlesinger and family

§ Alex and Betty Schnittlinger

§ Harold and Edith Shachter

§ Yosif & Tovli Somiran

§ Irwin and Lorna Shulman

§ Dan and Randi Waxman

§ Chuck and Sandra Zeitler

Davening Times at HJC
Parshas Vayak’hel-Shabbos Mevorchim-Parshas Shekalim

Friday, March 1
Candle-Lighting 5:58 pm
Mincha 6:00 pm

Shabbos, March 2
Dr. Glaser memorial Parsha Shiur 8:30 am
Shacharis 9:00 am
Sof z’man Krias Shema 9:49 am

Navi Shiur 5:15 pm
Mincha 5:45 pm
Shabbos ends 7:09 pm

Sunday through Friday, March 3-8
Sunday 8:00 am
Monday through Wednesday 6:45 am
Thursday and Friday (Rosh Chodesh) 6:30 am

(Medrash Shiur 6:15 am)

Sunday through Thursday 6:05 pm
followed by Mishna Shiur
Friday 6:10 pm

Candle-Lighting next Friday, March 8th
6:07 pm

cooking event flyer 2019.pdf

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