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Month: April 2016

HJC News – Pesach

Refua Sheleima to Maya (Angart) Kleyman. Maya is currently at Montefiore, in room 389.

There will be childcare in shul on the last two days of Yom-Tov. If your children come to shul with you on Shabbos or Yom-Tov, and you are not supervising them, we ask you to please tell


them to respect Shul property and to clean up after themselves.

Heinen’s will be open on Motzoei Shabbos from 9:00 to 11:00PM.

The full Shul calendar for April and May is available on the shul’s website, at http://www.hjcs.org/calendar/

My Torah blog has plenty of content, including new posts being uploaded regularly. Go to https://thisshiurisaboutyou.wordpress.com/ to read my thoughts. You can also subscribe there to receive the posts by email.


Please note that Thursday and Friday we will be davening Mincha at the earlier time, 6:40pm.
Set some sort of reminder to count Sefira with a Bracha at home after dark on Thursday night and Friday night.
Early Mincha will then continue on Fridays through the end of August.

Starting the day after Pesach, the Mishnayos shiur will be held before Mincha. Next week, the shiur will be at 8pm.

Remember to make an Eiruv Tavshilin on Thursday afternoon before candle-lighting.

Set some sort of reminder to say Sefira at home after dark on Thursday night and Friday night.

Good Yom-Tov and Good Shabbos

Rabbi Davidovich
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Wednesday, April 27 (Chol Hamoed)

Mincha-Ma’ariv 8:05 PM

Thursday, April 28 (Chol Hamoed)

Shacharis 6:30 AM
Make an Eiruv Tavshilin
Mincha 6:40 PM
Candle-Lighting: Earliest: 6:55 PM / Latest – 8:03 PM

Friday April 29 (Sh’vii Shel Pesach)
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Mincha 6:40 PM

Candle Lighting from an existing flame: Earliest: 6:55 PM / Latest 8:05 PM

Saturday April 30 (Acharon Shel Pesach)
Shacharis 9:00 AM

Yizkor after 10:45 AM

Mincha 7:45 PM, followed by Shalosh Seudos (Bring only unused containers to shul)
Shabbos/Pesach ends 9:14 PM
(regular Havdala, with spices and candle)
Wait to eat the Chometz you sold till after 10:15 PM

Sunday, May 1
Shacharis 8:00 AM
Mishnayos Shiur 8:00 PM
Mincha-Ma’ariv 8:15 PM

Monday-Thursday, May 2-5

Gemara Shiur 6:15 AM
Shacharis 6:45 AM
Mishnayos Shiur 8:00 PM
Mincha-Ma’ariv 8:15 PM


Friday, May 6

Gemara Shiur 6:15 AM

Shacharis 6:45 AM

Mincha 6:50 PM



Candle Lighting 7:02 PM till 8:12 PM


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HJC News – Pesach

Refua Sheleima to Maya Kleyman.

There will be no childcare in shul on the first two days of Yom-Tov.
There will be childcare in shul on the last two days of Yom-Tov.

The full Shul calendar for April and May is available on the shul’s website, at http://www.hjcs.org/calendar/

Deena and I wish all of you a Chag Kasher V’Sameyach, a wonderful Pesach.

Good Shabbos and Good Yom-Tov
Rabbi Davidovich
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Friday, April 22 (Erev Pesach)

No eating Chometz from 10:44 AM
No owning Chometz from 12:04 PM
Chatzos – 1:25 PM
Candle-Lighting: 7:56 PM

Mincha 7:55 PM
Kiddush no earlier than 8:59 PM

Chatzos 1:25 AM

Shabbos, April 23 (First Day of Pesach)

Shacharis 9:20 AM

Latest Time to recite Shema: 9:59 AM
IdeallyStart Shalosh Seudos before 5:30 PM

Mincha 7:45 PM (No Shalosh Seudos in Shul)

Maariv 9:01 PM
Shabbos ends / Candle-Lighting from an existing flame after 9:06 PM
Chatzos 1:25 AM

Sunday, April 24 (Second Day of Pesach)
Shacharis 9:20 AM

Latest Time to recite Shema: 9:58 AM
Mincha 7:55 PM
Maariv 9:03 PM (V’sein Bracha)
Havdala after 9:08 PM (no spices or candle)

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, April 25-26-27 (Chol Hamoed)

Gemara class Cancelled
Shacharis 6:30 AM
Mincha-Ma’ariv 8:05 PM
Thursday, April 28 (Chol Hamoed)
Gemara class Cancelled

Shacharis 6:30 AM
Make an Eiruv Tavshilin
Mincha 6:40 PM
Candle-Lighting: Earliest: 6:55 PM / Latest – 8:03 PM

Friday April 29 (Sh’vii Shel Pesach)
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Mincha 6:40 PM

Candle Lighting from an existing flame: Earliest: 6:55 PM / Latest 8:05 PM

Saturday April 30 (Acharon Shel Pesach)
Shacharis 9:00 AM

Yizkor after 10:45 AM

Mincha 7:45 PM, followed by Shalosh Seudos (Bring only unused containers to shul)
Shabbos/Pesach ends 9:14 PM
(regular Havdala, with spices and candle)
Wait to eat the Chometz you sold till 10:15 PM

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HJC News – Metzora – Shabbos Hagadol

Please empty your shtenders, tallis bags and other storage places in the shul of all non-Pesach foods and candies. Any food found in shul this week, accessible, will be thrown out.

I will be available this week after Shacharis, after Maariv, and by appointment, to arrange for the sale of your chometz.

The full Shul calendar for April and May is available on the shul’s website, at http://www.hjcs.org/calendar/

The Shabbos Hagadol Drasha will begin at 6:30pm.

Contact the office for name submissions for the Yizkor book.

Kiddush this week, a special deluxe Simcha Kiddush, with rolls available, is co-sponsored by:


· Chuck and Sandra Zeitler in honor of David Schultz’s Birthday.
· Aaron and Annie Wolf in honor of the yahrzeits of Marvin Wolf, Peggy Wolf, and Samuel Wolf.

· Mike and Marian Swirski in honor of their Birthdays, Marian in March and Mike in April, both 39 (again).

· Barbara Seltzer in honor of the Birthdays of Hillel and Zahava Seltzer and Shimon Schlesinger.

· Mark and Crystal Selent in honor of Mark’s father Mark Albert Selent.

· Barabara Schlesinger in honor of the Birthdays of Shimon and Penina Schlesinger and Kayla and Nissi Heifetz.

· Helen Rothman in honor of her Birthday and in honor of her granddaughter Becky’s Birthday.

· Sender and Rina Radcliffe in honor of Fish Finger’s and Custard Day. Which was admittedly the 3rd of April, but wibbly wobbly timey wimey. And Yoda’s 9th birthday. Also, wibbly wobbly timey wimey. (RD: in honor of Heights Jewish Center for its willingness to take people’s money under so many demeaning conditions.)

· Dr. Rick Prizant and Gretchen Shapiro in honor of their 12th Wedding Anniversary.

· In honor of Steven and Elana Perlin’s 1st wedding anniversary that took place in March.

· Martin and Marla Lipman in honor of Yehudis Lipman’s birthday, Avramy and Yocheved Lipman’s anniversary, Aharon and Sarah Lipman’s anniversary, and the purchase of a home by Aharon and Sarah Lipman in Norfolk, VA.

· Zev and Leah Kushner in honor of Olivia Kushner’s birthday and Zev’s Birthday.

· Jack and Sharon Klein in honor of their 24th anniversary.

· Jack and Margarita Judkovich in honor of Moshe’s birthday.

· Bob and Debby Jacob in honor of Danny Jacob’s Birthday.

· Edna Edelman in honor of Helen Rothman’s Birthday.

· Mark and Edna Edleman in honor of Sharon’s Birthday.

· Sara and Akiva Cooperman in honor of Akiva’s and Zechariah’s half birthdays and as a Mazal tov to Olivia and Nechemiah Kushner on the addition of Bean the Chihuahua to their family!"

· Mr. Fred and Katia Bolotin in memory of Fred’s mother Yocheved Bas Binyomin Nachman Halevi.

· Rob and Jan Altshuler in honor of Rob’s birthday and grandson Tuvia Mordechai’s birthday.

· Leon and Debbie Adato in honor of Leon’s birthday.

· Alex and Marina Abramov in honor of the birth of daughter Hannah Rachel and second birthday of daughter Sarah Rina.

Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Chuck and Sandra Zeitler in memory of Michael Selznik.

Good Shabbos
Rabbi Davidovich
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Friday, April 15

Shacharis 6:45 AM
Candle Lighting 6:43 PM – 7:48 PM Mincha 7:35 PM

Saturday, April 16 (Metzora – Shabbos Hagadol)
Parsha Shiur 8:30 AM
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Shabbos Hagadol Drasha 6:30 PM
Mincha 7:30 PM
Shabbos ends 8:58 PM

Sunday, April 17
Shacharis 8:00 AM
Mincha-Maariv 7:55 PM

Monday through Thursday, April 18-21
Gemara Shiur 6:15 AM
Shacharis 6:45 AM
Mincha-Maariv 7:55 PM

Thursday Night, April 21
Bedikas Chometz after 9:00 PM
Friday, April 22 (Erev Pesach)
Taanis Bechorim- Fast of the Firstborn starts at 5:24 AM
Shacharis 6:30 AM, followed by Siyum
No eating Chometz from 10:44 AM
No owning Chometz from 12:04 PM
Chatzos – 1:25 PM
Candle-Lighting: 7:56 PM

Mincha 7:55 PM
Kiddush no earlier than 8:59 PM

Chatzos 1:25 AM

Shabbos, April 23 (First Day of Pesach)

Shacharis 9:20 AM

Latest Time to recite Shema: 9:59 AM
IdeallyStart Shalosh Seudos before 5:30 PM

Mincha 7:45 PM (No Shalosh Seudos in Shul)

Maariv 9:01 PM
Shabbos ends / Candle-Lighting after 9:06 PM
Chatzos 1:25 AM

Sunday, April 24 (Second Day of Pesach)
Shacharis 9:20 AM

Latest Time to recite Shema: 9:58 AM
Mincha 7:55 PM
Maariv 9:03 PM (V’sein Bracha)
Havdala after 9:08 PM (no spices or candle)

Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, April 25-26-27 (Chol Hamoed)

Gemara class Cancelled
Shacharis 6:30 AM
Mincha-Ma’ariv 8:05 PM
Thursday, April 28 (Chol Hamoed)
Gemara class Cancelled

Shacharis 6:30 AM
Make an Eiruv Tavshilin
Mincha 6:40 PM
Candle-Lighting: Earliest: 6:55 PM / Latest – 8:03 PM

Friday April 29 (Sh’vii Shel Pesach)
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Mincha 6:40 PM

Candle Lighting: Earliest: 6:55 PM / Latest 8:05 PM

Saturday April 30 (Acharon Shel Pesach)
Shacharis 9:00 AM

Yizkor after 10:45 AM

Mincha 7:45 PM, followed by Shalosh Seudos (Bring only unused containers to shul)
Shabbos/Pesach ends 9:14 PM
(regular Havdala, with spices and candle)
Wait to eat the Chometz you sold till 10:15 PM

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HJC News – Tazria-Rosh Chodesh-Parshas HaChodesh

This Shabbos is Rosh Chodesh Nissan.




Kiddush this Shabbos is sponsored by Corey and Jessica Adler in memory of Corey’s father Yaakov Ben Zev.



The Shul is printing a Yizkor Book for Pesach. Please contact the office for name submissions by April 15th.

Pesach is under 20 days away. In honor of this month, my blog has reopened for business under the headings of #PesachPrep at https://thisshiurisaboutyou.wordpress.com/ You can also subscribe there to receive the posts by email.



The Gabbayim are creating a new database to organize all the names and yohrtzeits. Please go to http://goo.gl/forms/5tll9pFx5H to enter your information.

—-> Please email me if you can host people for meals, or even one meal, during Pesach.



The Simcha Kiddush for Simchas in March and April will be April 16th. Contact Jason Claude or the office to co-sponsor for as little as $18 a name.

Order your wine for Pesach by contacting the office. Deadline: Monday April 11th by 12:00 PM.

The Shul’s Calendar is available online. Go to http://www.hjcs.org/calendar/ or to hjcs.org and click on the calendar link.

Good Shabbos

Rabbi Davidovich
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Friday, April 8

Gemara Shiur 6:15 AM

Shacharis 6:45 AM

Candle Lighting 6:38 PM till 7:41 PM
Mincha 7:30 PM

Shabbos, April 9 (Tazria-Rosh Chodesh-Parshas HaChodesh)

Parsha Shiur 8:30 AM
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Navi Shiur 7:00 PM

Mincha 7:30 PM
followed by Shalosh Seudos
Shabbos ends 8:51 PM

Sunday, April 10
Shacharis 8:00 AM
Mincha-Ma’ariv 7:50 PM
followed by Mishnayos Shiur

Monday-Thursday, April 11-14

Gemara Shiur 6:15 AM
Shacharis 6:45 AM
Mincha-Ma’ariv 7:50 PM
followed by Mishnayos Shiur

Friday, April 15

Gemara Shiur 6:15 AM

Shacharis 6:45 AM

Candle Lighting 6:43 PM till 7:48 PM
Mincha 7:35 PM

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Continuing Shiurim through Heights Jewish Center

Sunday through Thursday after Maariv
Mishnayos Shiur with Rabbi Davidovich

Monday through Friday, 6:15am-6:45am
Gemara Sanhedrin Shiur with Rabbi Davidovich

Monday morning 9:30am
Ethics of Our Fathers for mothers: Deena Davidovich at her home

Sunday evening after Maariv
Gemara Shiur with Rabbi Yossi Kirsch

Thursday evening at 8pm
Rambam Shiur with Rabbi Davidovich at the Cedar-Green Kollel

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Baruch Dayan HaEmes – Mike Hoffer A”H

Condolences to Betty Hoffer and family on the passing of Mike Hoffer, a past president of Heights Jewish Center and beloved long-time friend to so many of us.

The funeral will be held at Berkowitz-Kumin on Sunday April 3 at 11:30am.
Burial will follow at Sinai Cemetery on SOM Center Road.

Betty be sitting shiva at their home, 4059 Wilmington in South Euclid through early Friday afternoon, with her daughters. No visitors please after 9:30pm.

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