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Month: July 2012

HJC News – Devarim/Chazon

Mazel Tov to Adam and Rachel Covitch on the birth of a boy.  There will be a Shalom Zachor tonight at their home 2429 Elmdale.  

Mazel Tov to Jack and Sharon Klein on the recent birth of two grandchildren.

Our condolences to Miriam Chamberg on the passing of her mother.

Refuah Sheleima to Mike Swirski.

There will be no Shalosh Seudos in shul this Shabbos.  Mincha is scheduled for an earlier time in order to give people an opportunity to return home and have Shalosh Seudos there.  No Erev Tisha B’Av customs or Seuda Hamafsekes rules should be observed on Shabbos.  Eating and drinking should stop during Shabbos, at sunset: 8:47 PM.

Once Shabbos ends, one should acknowledge its conclusion by saying “Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh L’Chol” and removing one’s leather shoes.  Maariv is at 10 PM in order to give people the opportunity to drive to shul for Maariv and Eicha.

Havdala is deferred until the fast ends. One must make Havdala before ending the fast. On Saturday night only the bracha on the candle is said.
Please note that Shacharis this Sunday will be at 8:30 AM.
(I recommend you bring your own crates or pillows or low chairs to shul.)
The Siyum Hashas Event will take place this Wednesday evening August 1 at MetLife Stadium.  There will be a Live Hook-Up shown at Heights High School.  Mincha there will be at 7 PM, followed by the program at 7:20 PM.  Tickets can be purchased at the local Judaica Stores.

Good Shabbos.
Have an easy fast.
 
Rabbi Davidovich

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Friday evening, July 27       

    Mincha    7:05 PM
    Candle lighting early    7:18 PM
    Candle lighting late    8:30 PM

Saturday, July 28  (Devarim/Chazon)       

    Parsha class    8:30 AM
    Shacharis    9:00 AM
    Navi class    6:00 PM  (NOTE Early time)
    Mincha    6:30 PM  (NOTE Early time)
    Fast begins    8:47 PM
    Shabbos ends    9:37 PM
    Ma’ariv-Eicha    10:00 PM

Sunday, July 29 (Tisha B’Av Fast)       

    Shacharis followed by selected Kinot with insights and explanations (NO tallis or t’fillin)   8:30 AM
    Chatzos      1:32 PM
    Chofetz Chaim Heritage video    1:30 PM
    Aish Hatorah video   3:15 PM
    Mincha (with tallis and t’fillin)    8:10 PM
    Fast ends    9:31 PM

Schedule for the rest of the week

Mornings
 Monday July 30 through Friday August 3
   Gemara Shiur  6:15 AM
   Shacharis   6:45 AM
   Chumash-Rashi Shiur  7:30 AM
Evenings
 Monday July 30 through Thursday August 2
   Mishna Shiur   8:00 PM  (except for this Wednesday)
   Mincha-Maariv  8:30 PM
Next Friday, August 3
  Mincha   7:00 PM
  Candle Lighting  from 7:12 PM till 8:22 PM
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HJC News – Matos Masei

Refuah Sheleima to Akiva Cooperman, Paula Baum and Morton Cohen.

Shalosh Seudos this week is sponsored by Alex Adelman in memory of his father Morris Adelman, Moshe ben Yitzchak.
Our Hot Topics Breakfast will take place this Sunday July 22 at 9am, and is sponsored by Lena and Dr. Shira Katz in memory of Lena’s husband and Shira’s father Sheldon Katz.
Good Shabbos
Rabbi Davidovich
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Friday, July 20
  Candle Lighting From    7:23 PM till 8:36 PM

  Mincha              7:10 PM

Saturday, July 21  (Matos-Masei)
  Parsha class   8:30 AM
  Shacharis   9:00 AM
  Latest Time for Shema   9:51 AM  
  Navi class  7:55 PM
  Mincha       8:25 PM
  Shabbos ends    9:43 PM  

The Week of July 22 through July 27
  

  Shacharis

    Sunday     8:00 AM   
    Monday through  Friday    6:45 AM  
                     (Gemara Shiur at 6:15 AM.  Chumash-Rashi Shiur after Shacharis)
      
  Mincha-Maariv
    Sunday through Thursday    8:35 PM  (Mishnayos Shiur at 8:05 PM)
    Friday                    7:05 PM
    Next Friday Candle Lighting    from 7:18 PM till 8:30 PM


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The "Nine Days" starts tonight.

Rosh Chodesh Av begins tonight, putting into place a more intense set of halachos and minhagim that are intended to make us more aware of our need to mourn the loss of the Beis Hamikdash.

Beginning tonight, we refrain from eating meat or drinking wine or grape juice until the morning after the fast.  These are explicitly allowed on Shabbos or at a Seudas Mitzvah such as a Bris, Pidyin Haben or Siyum.  One may also drink the Havdala wine.  If there is a boy between 5 and 8 years old around during Havdala, the grape juice should be given to him.  Otherwise, the wine may be drunk by the person making havdala.  There is no need to substitute another drink.
Starting tonight, we don’t do laundry until after the Fast.  Make sure to take care of that before sunset.
If one has previously laundered and pressed or dry-cleaned clothing, he should wear them briefly before dark.
From Rosh Chodesh until after the Fast, one should not purchase clothing or other significant items.  
One should not bathe for pleasure from Rosh Chodesh until after the Fast.  Bathing for Shabbos is totally allowed, as is washing off any filth or sweat or dirt.  
One should not do any renovations or plant gardens or flowers during this time either.  
Since the Gemara emphasizes that the Beis Hamikdash was destroyed because of senseless Hatred, effort should be made to enhance our respect and affection for our fellow Jews during this period.  
Rabbi Davidovich

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HJC News – Pinchas

Mazel Tov to Itamar and Alyssa Levi on the birth of a girl.

Mazel Tov to Jason Claude on passing a bechina on the Halachos of Marriage in Shulchan Aruch: Even Haezer. May he continue to advance in his Torah learning and serve as an inspiration for others to achieve milestones in their Limud Hatorah.  
Kiddush this week is sponsored by Danny and Ruth Jacob in honor of their son Aharon Yaakov’s first birthday.  

Shalosh Seudos this week is sponsored by Jeff and Melanie Muller in memory of Melanie’s mother Rachel bat Yitzchak Natan.

This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevorchim.  Rosh Chodesh Av is next Friday.

The Stone Setting for Myrtle Wish, Betty Hoffer’s mother, will take place this Sunday July 15 at 11am at Sinai Cemetery on SOM Center Road.

The next Hot Topics Breakfast will take place Sunday July 22 at 9am, and is sponsored by Lena and Dr Shira Katz in memory of Lena’s husband and Shira’s father Sheldon Katz.
Good Shabbos
Rabbi Davidovich
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Friday, July 13
  Candle Lighting From   7:27 PM till 8:41 PM

  Mincha              7:15 PM

Saturday, July 14  (Pinchas)
  Parsha class   8:30 AM
  Shacharis   9:00 AM
  Latest Time for Shema   9:48 AM  
  Navi class  8:00 PM
  Mincha       8:30 PM
  Shabbos ends    9:48 PM  

The Week of July 15 through July 20
  

  Shacharis

    Sunday     8:00 AM   
    Monday through  Thursday    6:45 AM  
                     (Gemara Shiur at 6:15 AM.  Chumash-Rashi Shiur after Shacharis)
    Friday (Rosh Chodesh)     6:30 AM
  
  Mincha-Maariv
    Sunday through Thursday    8:45 PM  (Mishnayos Shiur at 8:15 PM)
    Friday                    7:10 PM
    Next Friday Candle Lighting    from 7:23 PM till 8:36 PM


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HJC News – Balak

Mazel Tov to Rabbi Yosef and Gila Kirsch on Moshe’s wedding.
Shiva Asar B’Tammuz is this Shabbos. The fast is deferred to this Sunday, July 8.  The fast begins at 4:48 AM and ends at 9:46 PM.  
The “Three Weeks” period begin after Shabbos. So make sure to get a haircut before Shabbos, or wait until after Tisha B’Av.
The next Hot Topics Breakfast will take place Sunday July 22 at 9am, and is sponsored by Lena and Dr Shira Katz in memory of Lena’s husband and Shira’s father Sheldon Katz.


Good Shabbos
Rabbi Davidovich
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Friday, July 6
  Candle Lighting From  7:29 PM till 8:44 PM

  Mincha              7:15 PM

Saturday, July 7 (Balak)
  Parsha class   8:30 AM
  Shacharis   9:00 AM
  Latest Time for Shema   9:45 AM  
  Navi class  8:05 PM
  Mincha       8:35 PM
  Shabbos ends    9:52 PM  

The Week of July 8 through July 13
  

  Shacharis

    Sunday (Fast Day)   8:00 AM   (Fast begins at 4:48 AM)
    Monday through  Friday    6:45 AM  
    
  
  Mincha-Maariv
    Sunday  (Fast Day)     8:35 PM  (Fast ends at 9:46 PM)
    Monday through Thursday    8:45 PM
    Friday                      7:15 PM
    Next Friday Candle Lighting    7:27 PM till 8:41 PM

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