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Announcements: Parshas V’Eschanan

Condolences to Edna Edelman on the passing of her brother Maksim. 

We are very excited that our young Children’s Shabbos Program is up and running.   Thank you to Shalva Davidovich for running the program for the last few weeks, and welcome back to Chaya Leba Winters!   

As always, thank you to Rabbi Kirsch for his incomparable sharing of Torah with the older kids.

Remember – the younger group starts at 9:15 and runs until Kiddush.  

Rabbi Kirsch has the older kids from 10:15 to 11:00 (or so).

The Simcha Kiddush this Shabbos is co-sponsored by:

  • Rob and Jan Altshuler in honor of Shaul and Amy Borochovitz’s (Ilka’s) chai anniversary, Yasher Koach to Larry Mervine on all the work he has put in on the picnic, in appreciation to Ha Kadosh Baruch Hu for the progress Marla Lipman has made, returning home!
  • Steve and Beth Baker to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Steve’s father Eliezer Dovid Ben Moshe Yehutiel.  (29th Av)
  • Rabbi Jason and Sandra Claude in celebration of Abigail’s 7th birthday.
  • Edna Edelman in memory of her brother Maksim Z’L.
  • Betty Hoffer and family Mazel Tov to Abe Pollack on his 100th Birthday
  • Bob and Debby Jacob in honor of their grandson, Aharon’s, birthday.
  • Danny and Ruth Jacob in honor of the birthdays of Ruth and Aharon.
  • Dan Kralik Mazel Tov to YoYo and Marni on Shayna’s upcoming Bas Mitzvah.
  • Martin and Marla Lipman In honor of Chaya Mendelson’s birthday and celebrating Marla’s return home.
  • Larry and Barbara Mervine in honor of our 56th Wedding Anniversary. I would like to remind the congregation and friends about the shul’s picnic on August 28th. A pre- event menu is available (at a lower cost) from the office and must be completed by August 15th with payment. Come one! Come all! Enjoy the picnic and meet friends and members of our shul.
  • Jeff and Melanie Muller in honor of Rivah and Shimon Schlesinger for all they do for HJC and for their friendship.
  • The Setnik family, in honor of Zaki and Ariella Setnik moving to Cleveland, and Olivia Setnik for moving back to the East Side and beginning a new career with Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Co.
  • Chuck and Sandra Zeitler for a speedy recovery for Chuck’s son Chris.

This week at Shalosh Seudos I will speak about Nochum Ish GamZu, the originator of the phrase “Gam Zu LeTova”, and R’ Yaakov Leiner, the Ishbitzer Rebbe, the most important Rebbe you might never have heard of, whose yohrtzeits are both the 15th of Av.  Se’udah Shlishit is sponsored by the Claude family in memory of Jason’s aunt, Gail Avidon (Nechama bas Yaakov Yosef) A”H.

Special thanks to Boris Kargilitsky for his continual enhancement of our Shalosh Seudos!  Remember, sponsorships for Shalosh Seudos are available – and even on non-sponsored weeks, feel free to donate to enhance Shalosh Seudos for the Shul!The Shul Picnic is coming up, on Sunday August 28, Rosh Chodesh Elul. You should have received a number of notices by now.  We look forward to the participation of the whole community.  Please contact Larry Mervine at or 216-701-7252 if you are able to help out or if you have questions regarding the picnic.

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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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