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Month: May 2011

HJC News – Bamidbar

Our 150th Anniversary Gala Banquet this past Tuesday May 24 was magnificent.  
The shul owes a tremendous amount of gratitude to Lenny Beer and his committee who made Tuesday evening beautiful and meaningful.  
Thanks to all who attended.

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Mazel Tov to David Klarfeld on his wedding this coming Sunday.

This week at Shalosh Seudos, we continue our insights on Chapter 5 of Pirkei Avos.  We will also continue our Yohrtzeit Discussions of great Rabbis. This week we will discuss Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzato, the author of Mesilas Yesharim, Derech Hashem and many other works, whose yohrtzeit is the 26th of Iyar.  


The pre-Mincha Mishna shiur will not meet this Sunday.


Shacharis this Monday, Memorial Day, will be at 8:00am.  I will be delivering the invocation at the program following the parade.

This week, the pre-Shacharis Gemara Shiur is starting the fourth Chapter of Sanhedrin, and the pre-Mincha Mishna shiur will be starting Eiruvin.  This makes it a wonderful time to join or rejoin.  Also, the Mincha-Maariv break shiur is reviewing Hilchos Yom Tov, giving everyone another reason to join our evening minyanim.



We encourage everyone to join us this Wednesday June 1 at 7:40pm for the third installment of the “The Phenomenon of Baalei Teshuva” series, entitled Baalei Teshuva and their communities.  
 
One does not need to have attended the previous classes in order to appreciate this one.  This series is for everyone, not only Baalei Teshuva.  Especially this week, when dealing with Communities, there are a number of points also directed to long-time members of the Orthodox Community.  We look forward to seeing you there.  All men and women are encouraged to attend.
 
The series is sponsored by  Steve and Beth Baker 

in memory of Beth’s mother, Esther bas Yaakov.



Rosh Chodesh Sivan is this Friday.


Please join us for our next Hot Topics “Ask the Rabbi” Breakfast, scheduled for next Sunday June 5 at 9am.  All questions on any topic are welcomed and encouraged.  Please note: Questions may be asked at the breakfast, as well as beforehand for those who feel more comfortable asking privately.  


With Shavuos fast approaching, I am now taking requests.  If anybody would like to hear a shiur on a specific topic on Shavuos night, please let me know as soon as possible.

Please read the attached important letter about HJC’s Summer Camp plans, which some people may not have received in an earlier email.



Good Shabbos

Rabbi Davidovich
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Friday, May 27      

 

 Mincha   7:05 PM

  Candle lighting earliest   7:17 PM
  Candle lighting latest   8:31 PM

  Don’t forget Shema and Sefira after dark. Thursday night we counted 38 Days.

Saturday, May 28 (Bamidbar)      

  Parsha class   8:30 AM
  Shacharis   9:00 AM
  Latest Shema   9:40 AM
  Navi class   7:50 PM
  Mincha-Shalosh Seudos  8:20 PM
  Shabbos ends   9:40 PM

Sunday, May 29       

  Shacharis   8:00 AM

  Mishnayos   Cancelled

  Mincha-Ma’ariv   8:40 PM

Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day) 
  Gemara class   Cancelled
  Shacharis   8:00 AM
  Mishnayos    8:10 PM 
  Mincha-Ma’ariv     8:40 PM

Tuesday-Thursday, May 31-June 2       
  Gemara class   6:15 AM
  Shacharis   6:45 AM  
  Mishnayos   8:10 PM   (Except for Wednesday, when the “Baalei Teshuva and their communities” Class will begin at 7:40 PM) 
  Mincha-Ma’ariv     8:40 PM

Friday, June 3 (Rosh Chodesh)      

  Gemara class   Cancelled
  Shacharis   6:30 AM

  Mincha   7:10 PM

  Candle lighting earliest   7:22 PM
  Candle lighting latest   8:37 PM
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Dear Fellow Congregants-No Attachments:)

Dear Fellow Congregants,

 

 

Rivah Schlesinger and I are starting a boys summer camp this year from July 18th through Aug 26th. This camp is for grades 1-6 /6-13 year old boys. Part of the proceeds from the camp will go directly towards Heights Jewish Center. Along with the financial benefit to the Shul, we believe that it will be great exposure for our Shul and show our community what we have to offer.

 

I am asking everyone to please spread the word to anyone that you know who might be interested in a camp for his or her son this summer.

 

We are also in need of any and all sports equipment, board games, or any other camp related items that you feel would benefit our camp. Some items of particular need include:

 

Tennis rackets,               tennis balls,              baseballs,           baseball gloves,    bats basketballs                     soccer balls,              board games       Water Coolers/Coolers                                                 a hoop with backboard  old TV’s/VCR’s/DVD players/movies

Cones                           

 

(Any additional items that you think would enhance our camp experience)

 

 

Obviously any donations that you give would help keep the costs down.

 

Also, if you interested in running an activity during camp such as woodworking, arts and craft, or any skill that you think boys would be interested please contact Rivah Schlesinger or Josh Mendelson.

 

 

Thank you for any help you may give.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Joshua Mendelson

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HJC Class Tonight at 7:30pm: Baalei Teshuva And Their Families

 In honor of the upcoming Yom Tov of Shavuos,

when all Jews accept the Torah anew,


Heights Jewish Center

presents

 

The Phenomenon of Baalei Teshuva;

Halacha, Challenges and Successes

 

A three part series offered by 

Rabbi Raphael Davidovich

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Tonight Wednesday May 25, 7:30PM

Part Two

Baalei Teshuva and their families

 

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Please note that this series for everyone, not only Baalei Teshuva.  Even Jews who have been raised in Observant homes have much to learn about this topic. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Men and women are invited.

 

The series is sponsored by

Steve and Beth Baker

in memory of Beth’s mother, Esther bas Yaakov.


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condolences

Our condolences to Mrs. Sofie Hofmann on the passing of her brother Mr. Herman Altmann..

Mrs. Hofmann will be sitting Shiva at her home, 2200 Milton Apt 206, until Sunday morning.  
Visiting hours are 
from 3pm to 4pm and 
from 7pm to 8pm.
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Reminder: The Phenomenon of Baalei Teshuva, This Wed. 7:30pm at HJC

In honor of the upcoming Yom Tov of Shavuos,

the time when all Jews accept the Torah anew,



Heights Jewish Center

presents

 

The Phenomenon of Baalei Teshuva;

Halacha, Challenges and Successes

 

A three part series offered by 

Rabbi Raphael Davidovich

 

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Wednesday May 18, 7:30PM:  The Baal Teshuva‘s personal growth

 

Wednesday May 25, 7:30PM:  Baalei Teshuva and their families

 

Wednesday June 1, 7:40PM:  Kiruv, Baalei Teshuva and their (FFB) Communities

 

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Men and women are invited.

 

The series is sponsored by

Steve and Beth Baker

in memory of Beth’s mother, Esther bas Yaakov.


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HJC News – Behar

Heights Jewish Center’s 150th Anniversary Gala Banquet is just a few weeks away, on Tuesday May 24 at 6pm. After the dinner, at 7:30pm, there will be a program in the Main Sanctuary, followed by a dessert reception, free and open to the public.  


On this evening, we will be honoring Rabbi Schur’s memory, 
recognizing Alex Adelman and Lena Katz for their many years of service to the shul, 
and formally installing me as Rabbi.  
We will also express our gratitude to community Rabbis, 
notably Rabbis Burnstein, Granatstein and Katz, 
who were of great assistance to the shul after Rabbi Schur’s passing.   
The keynote speaker will be Rabbi Tsvi Schur. 
We look forward to everyone’s participation.  


This is the shul’s main fundraiser of the year.  Your

contributions and ads ensure that Heights Jewish Center as a shul can continue to contribute to the Jewish community and that Deena and I can continue to continue to give to each of you, the shul, and the entire Jewish community in so many ways. 


To RSVP and to be included in the journal, please contact the office at 

office@hjcs.org or 216-382-1958 by this Sunday.

Refuah Shleima to Barbara Pinkus.

Shalosh Seudos this week is sponsored by Harold And Feiga Males to honor the yohrtzeit of Harold’s father, Avraham ben Yeshaya.  This week at Shalosh Seudos, we continue our insights on Chapter 5 of Pirkei Avos.  In response to popular interest, we will also continue our Yohrtzeit Discussions of great Rabbis. This week we will discuss Rabbi Yitzchak Alfasi, known as the “Rif”, whose yohrtzeit is this Shabbos, the 10th of Iyar.


The shul’s second annual Book Sale is this Sunday May 15, from 9am to 2pm

 

 

We are looking for a few volunteers to help run the sale for whatever amount of time you can spare. If interested, please call the office or e-mail booksale@hjcs.org

The full schedule of classes, Gemara, Chumash and Mishnayos, continues this week.  In addition, we have begun a shiur in practical and timely Halachos during the break between weekday Mincha and Maariv.  Our Beis Medrash’s schedule of classes, including the shiurim on Shabbos, is designed to provide a well-rounded, perfectly balanced diet of Torah; Chumash with Rashi-Navi-Mishna-Gemara-Halacha.  We encourage more people to join our minyanim and participate in the shiurim.  


Starting this week, the time of the Mishna shiur will move to thirty minutes before Mincha except for the next three Wednesdays, when the following program will take place:

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In honor of the upcoming YomTov of Shavuos, 

the time when all Jews accept the Torah anew, I will present

The Phenomenon of Baalei Teshuva;   

Halacha, Challenges and Successes

A three part series  

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Wednesday May 18, 7:30PM:  The Baal Teshuva’s personal growth

Wednesday May 25,

 7:30PM:  Baalei Teshuva and their families 

Wednesday June 1, 7:40PM:  Kiruv, Baalei Teshuva and their (FFB) Communities

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All men and women are encouraged to attend.

The series is sponsored by

 Steve and Beth Baker 

in memory of Beth’s mother, Esther bas Yaakov.

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People are welcome to the site of Bexley Park’s lot on Wrenford on Sunday May 22 any time from 9am to 3pm to bring recycled items and help with the rebuilding of Bexley Park, a beautiful playground that has been of benefit to many families in our shul and beyond.  There is no South Euclid residency requirement to attend and help.

Good Shabbos

Rabbi Davidovich
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Friday evening, May 13      

  Mincha   6:50 PM
  Candle lighting early   7:07 PM
  Candle lighting late   8:18 PM

 Don’t forget Shema and Sefira after dark. Thursday night we  counted 24 Days.

Saturday, May 14 (Behar)      

  Parsha class   8:30 AM
  Shacharis   9:00 AM
  Latest Shema   9:45 AM
  Navi class   7:35 PM
  Mincha-Shalosh Seudos  8:05 PM
  Shabbos ends   9:27 PM


Sunday, May 15      

  Shacharis   8:00 AM

  Mishnayos    8:00 PM
  Mincha-Ma’ariv   8:30 PM

Monday-Thursday, May 16-19     

  Gemara class   6:15 AM
  Shacharis   6:45 AM

  Mishnayos   8:00 PM (Except for Wednesday) 
  Wednesday 7:30 PM – The Phenomenon of Baalei Teshuva Part One
  Mincha-Ma’ariv     8:30 PM

Friday, May 20      

  Gemara class   6:15 AM
  Shacharis   6:45 AM


According to the Mishna Berura, one may get a haircut on this Friday, May 20, in honor of the Shabbos immediately preceding Lag B’Omer.  The other Sefira mourning customs are suspended only starting on the morning of Lag B’Omer, Sunday May 22.
  
  Mincha   7:00 PM

  Candle lighting early   7:12 PM
  Candle lighting late   8:25 PM
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Heights Jewish Center 150th Gala Celebration

Dear Friend of Heights,

 

Our 150th Gala Celebration is less than two weeks away.  If you have already placed an ad in our journal or reserved for the dinner, we thank you for your continued support of Heights Jewish Center.  If you have not gotten around to it yet, please note that the deadline is fast approaching.  Please RSVP to office@hjcs.org or respond to this email to ensure your place at dinner or participate in the ad journal.  If you are unable to attend the dinner we encourage you to come to the dessert reception and program, featuring keynote speaker Rabbi Tzvi Schur.

 

For your convenience an ad blank is enclosed.

 

Thank you once again for your support.

 

Martin Lipman

President

Heights Jewish Center Synagogue

 

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HJC News – Emor

Mazel Tov to Corey and Jessica Adler on the birth of a boy.  There will be a Sholom Zochor tonight at their home, 2150 Milton Apt. 403.  The bris will IY”H take place at the shul on Tuesday after Shacharis.

This week at Shalosh Seudos, we continue our insights on Chapter 5 of Pirkei Avos.  In response to popular interest, we will also continue our Yortzeit discussions of great Rabbis. This week we will discuss Rabbi Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, the Beis Halevi, whose yortzeit is the 4th of Iyar, 5652 (1892).


The full schedule of classes, Gemara, Chumash and Mishnayos, continues this week.    In addition, we have begun a shiur in practical and timely Halachos during the break between weekday Mincha and Maariv.  Our Beis Medrash’s schedule of classes, including the shiurim on Shabbos, is designed to provide a well-rounded, perfectly balanced diet of Torah; Chumash with Rashi-Navi-Mishna-Gemara-Halacha.  We encourage more people to join our minyanim and participate in the shiurim.  

This week will be the last week of having the Mishna shiur after Maariv.  The following week we will move its time to half an hour before Mincha unless special classes are planned.

The shul is planning its second annual Book Sale, on Sunday May 15, from 9am to 2pm. If you have any books to donate, please drop them off at the office during office hours.  

We are also looking for volunteers on Thursday May 12 in the evening to help set up and Sunday May 15 to help run the book sale.  

If interested, please call the office or e-mail booksale@hjcs.org


There will be a special three-part series to prepare for Shavuos and Matan Torah this month.  Stay tuned for the details.

Heights Jewish Center’s 150th Anniversary Gala Banquet is just a few weeks away, Tuesday May 24 at 6pm. We will be honoring Rabbi Schur’s memory, recognizing Alex Adelman and Lena Katz for their many years of service to the shul, and expressing our gratitude to Rabbis Burnstein, Granatstein and Katz who were of great assistance to the shul after Rabbi Schur’s passing.  In addition, I will be formally installed.  The keynote speaker will be Rabbi Tsvi Schur. We look forward to everyone’s participation.  To RSVP and to be included in the journal, please contact the office at office@hjcs.org or 216-382-1958.
Good Shabbos
Rabbi Davidovich
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Friday evening, May 6      

  Mincha   6:50 PM
  Candle lighting early   7:01 PM
  Candle lighting late   8:11 PM

Saturday, May 7 (Emor)      

  Parsha class   8:30 AM
  Shacharis   9:00 AM
  Latest Shema   9:49 AM
  Navi class   7:30 PM
  Mincha-Shalosh Seudos  8:00 PM
  Shabbos ends   9:20 PM

Sunday, May 8      

  Shacharis   8:00 AM
  Mincha-Ma’ariv-Mishnayos   8:20 PM

Monday-Thursday, May 9-12     

  Gemara class   6:15 AM
  Shacharis   6:45 AM
  Mincha-Ma’ariv-Mishnayos   8:20 PM

Friday, May 13      

  Gemara class   6:15 AM
  Shacharis   6:45 AM

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