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פרשת במדבר

שבת מברכין החודש

 
Parshat Bamidbar
Shabbat M'varchin haChodesh

Shabbat Evening will be the 44th Day of the Omer

29th of Iyar, 5780
May 22nd - 23rd, 2020


Candle lighting:  7:55 PM
Havdalah:  8:56 PM
 
JOIN THE KEHILAH ON EREV SHABBOS

ON ZOOM

NEW TIME: 6:10 PM

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...FOR A PRE-SHABBOS L'CHAYIM:

It's a Wonderful Opportunity to say hi to friends
and wish them a Good Shabbos!


THIS WEEK...PRE-SHABBOS JEOPARDY!!!

-BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage)

-BYOS (Bring Your Own Salami


           


        


TIME: 6:10 pm

ZOOM
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/429455694

Password:  113089
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...For Mincha Erev Shabbos:
 
Friday:
TIME: 6:45 pm
(for those who would like to make an early Shabbos)


Join Us on Zoom:
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/429455694
Password:  113089

Join The Kehilah of Riverdale as we will recite Mincha together followed by a Communal Mourner's Kaddish.
 
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REMINDER: 
THERE WILL NOW BE A MAARIV WITH COMMUNAL KADDISH ON MOTZAI SHABBAT. 

This week, davening is at 9:00 PM on motzai Shabbat.
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Mincha/Maariv Schedule for May 24th - 28th*

Davening at 7:55 pm

We will daven privately and then have a minyan for those who are saying Kaddish.

Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/429455694
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*Please note that Erev Shavuot, May 28th, Mincha will be @ 7:50 pm

ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US
YOM YERUSHALAYIM 5780

TODAY IS YOM YERUSHALAYIM:
Enjoy Learning with the National Library of Israel


Celebrate Jerusalem with resources and lesson plans from the National Library of Israel. High school students discover the fascinating history of Naomi Shemer’s love song to Jerusalem, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav in a lesson based on the lyrics written in Shemer’s own hand, photographs, and biblical texts that inspired the song. Middle school students learn about heroes of Jerusalem in the lesson plan Jerusalem Personalities. Students of all ages create maps or Jerusalem themed posters based on Jerusalem’s First Tourist Map. Students can also update the illustrations on the map by using the internet to find current photographs. 

Find these and many more 
Jerusalem resources and materials on the NLI education website.
 

May Hashem keep you safe and protected. 
We appreciate all the Doctors, Nurses, medical care workers, medical facility workers, police officers, EMT, Fire department and all first responders, pharmacy, grocery, sanitation, delivery drivers and distributors, and all essential workers. You keep us safe and cared for.

The Kehilah would like to thank all those who are risking their lives each day amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Each week, we would like to spotlight an essential worker in our community and thank them.  

This week, we want to express our appreciation to 


Zehava Cohen




Nurse Zehava Cohen is an Administrative Nurse Manager in the NICU at Einstein Hospital/Montefiore Medical Center. Her exceptional work ethic and tireless commitment to her nursing staff and all her patients and their families make her one of our cherished caregivers and heroes during this recent pandemic. May she continue to be safe, have strength and be well.
Thank you so much, Nurse Cohen, for all your selfless efforts for the greater health and well being of our community.

With Deep Gratitude, 
The Kehilah of Riverdale


PRE-SHAVUOT LEARNING @ THE KEHILAH:
IN PLACE OF OUR ANNUAL ALL NIGHT LEARNING ON TIKKUN LEIL SHAVUOT,
THE KEHILAH WILL BE HAVING LEARNING EACH EVENING FOR SHELOSHET YEMEI HAGBALAH
May 25th, 26th AND 27th

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Join the Kehilah for 3 nights of learning Torah with great scholars and thinkers on ZOOM


Click on this link
: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/429455694
Password:  113089

MONDAY EVENING: MAY 25th
8:15 PM: BRIEF MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM

8:30 PM: PROF. TAMMY JACOBOWITZ

Title: I'll Be There for You:  Blessings and Challenges of Friendship, Especially Now

9:00 PM: JAMES LICHT
Title: What's Cooking with Eiruv Tavshilin

9:30 PM:  ELISHEVA MAY
Title: TBA

TUESDAY EVENING: MAY 26th
8:30 PM: D'VAR TORAH SLAM!

5 - MINUTE DIVREI TORAH WITH...
Judy Federbush, Elan Hirsch, Judah Lopatin, Marianna Najman-Franks, Reyna Perelis, Yehuda Siegal, Moshe Sopher Harelick, Lea Stern
and many more...



WEDNESDAY EVENING: MAY 27th
8:30 PM: NACHMAN MAZUREK

Title: True Lies: Rashi, Kibbud Av v'Aim and your 5th grade Chumash teacher

9:00 PM: PROF. PAUL FRANKS
Title: How Odd of God

9:30 PM: Yonatan Najman-Licht
Title: I cannot tell a lie...or can I? Exploring the extent of Midvar sheker Tirchak

*Sources for the shiurim will be provided via email*

PLEASE JOIN US!!!
Shavuot Storyslam
The Riverdale Jewish Community Partnership invites you to welcome in Shavuot with the embrace of your Riverdale neighbors on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30 pmas we explore the question of the “meaning of Torah.” Our featured storytellers will provide their unique perspectives as a way to enter into the communal conversation, and special guest, Mr. David Glazer, will provide some musical accompaniment . You must register in advance and can do so here

 
This Memorial Day, please take the time to remember and honor our fallen heroes.
Remember and appreciate their ultimate sacrifice we benefit from each day.


Watch the "Carry the Load" Memorial Day - two day walk in Dallas, Texas video below:  

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/these-people-are-marching-raise-awareness-true-meaning-memorial-day-n765486

Our very own Wolfer Nerenberg family is featured in this video.


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OUR DEBT TO THE HEROIC MEN AND VALIANT WOMEN IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY CAN NEVER BE REPAID.  THEY HAVE EARNED OUR UNDYING GRATITUDE.  AMERICA WILL NEVER FORGET THEIR SACRIFICES.

-President Harry S. Truman


יהי זכרם ברוך
May their memories be for a blessing
The Kehilah would like to thank all those who contributed to The Kehilah with renewing membership and contributing end of year donations.

Please remember to renew your membership for 2020.

Now, during this pandemic, your membership and financial support is necessary to keep our shul functioning.

To become a member and/or donate, please select one of the following choices:

Through Paypal click on the donate button:


Or-
If you would like to send a personal check, go through a charitable foundation or charitable fund, please: 

Send a check made out to "The Kehilah" to:
 
The Kehilah
P.O. Box 78
Bronx, NY 10471
 
Or –

Go to our website at:  www.thekehilah.org and click on the

Membership tab.
 

The Kehilah, Inc. is a congregation incorporated under Article 10 of the New York State Religious Corporations Law. Under federal tax code, a contribution to a synagogue which complies with 501(c)(3) requirements is automatically exempt.

 

Once again, thank you for your generous support.
 

With deep appreciation,

Rosh Kehilah Dina Najman, Marta d'Atra

Jonathan Konovitch, President

William Scheiner, Fundraising Chair

The Kehilah Sunshine Committee
Wishes a Happy Birthday to...



Leila Haller
May 23

Noa Nagata
May 21

Talia Nagata
May 21

Akiva Najman-Licht
May 23


May Hashem bless them with good health and fulfillment ad me'ah v'esrim shana.

Rosh Chodesh Sivan, 5780

Rosh Chodesh will be:
Saturday night, May 23rd through Sunday evening, April 24th daytime


TEFILAH ADDITIONS FOR ROSH CHODESH...

 
On Motzai Shabbat, May 30th, 1st of Sivan:
In Maariv:
-Ya'aleh v'Yavo in Shmoneh Esrei
(as well as Ata Chonantanu for motzai Shabbat)
-There is no v'hi Noam and v'Ata Kadosh 
(because Shavuot is this week).

On Sunday, May 31st:
In Shacharit:
-Ya'aleh v'Yavo in your Shemoneh Esreh
-Half Hallel after Shacharit Shemoneh Esreh
- No Tachanun
- No Lam'natzaiach
-Musaf for Rosh Chodesh 
-Barchi Nafshi

In Mincha: 
-Ya'aleh v'Yavo in Mincha Shemoneh Esreh


Chodesh Tov!!!
Short Vort For Shabbos:

Parshat Bamidbar

In the second Perek of Bamidbar, we learn about the "degalim", the flags or markers in the encampment of Bnei Yisrael, which were used to divide the tribes into four groups. 
Each degel for each of the four directions.  In his HaEmek Davar, the Netziv explains that beyond each degel, each family member had a specific banner as well.  The Netziv appreciates that these degalim represented different qulaities or tasks of each of the shevatim or even smaller groups among the people.  Each group highlighted a different quality.  This spoke to the uniqueness of the our people. 

However, the question as to why Hashem chooses now to order the people in this fashion into their second year of being in the Midbar is glaring?  Why did it have to occur only upon departing from Har Sinai?
In his Emet l'Yaakov, Rav Yaakov Kaminetzky zt"l explains that the separate tasks given where the people were situated could cause a great deal of disagreement among the people.  They could have much conflict with one another.  Therefore, these divisions would not take place until the Mishkan was constructed.  The Mishkan, which served to unify the people at the center. 

As we near the Shavuot Chag this coming Thursday evening, we consider this idea in light of the Ramban.  In the beginning of Parshat Teruma, the Ramban explains that the Mishkan would serve to maintain the experience Bnei Yisrael encountered at Har Sinai.  The role of the Mishkan, says Rav Kaminetzky, is similar to that of Matan Torah. Like Rashi explains:  k'Ish Echad, b'Leiv Echad.  They stood there as one person, with one heart. Like the Mishkan, the Torah was and remains the unifying force that keeps our people together.   When we left Har Sinai and began to practice and learn what was given us on Har Sinai, we will, with out a doubt, understand, learn, interpret and practice the same Torah differently.  Each with his or her own character.  The tribes, with each one's personality, went in their own direction.  Yet they were rooted with the Mishkan, a reminder of Matan Torah at their center.  As we read Bamidbar and begin to appreciate the many different qualities of our people, and we transition this coming week to learning together and commemorate the acceptance of the Torah on Har Sinai: The "Na'aseh v'Nishma" moment - we recall how we, as a people stood together, with one voice and along with appreciation of the plurality of ideas and understandings.   

Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach.

Halakhot for Sefirat HaOmer:

עַד מִמָּחֳרַת הַשַּׁבָּת הַשְּׁבִיעִת, תִּסְפְּרוּ חֲמִשִּׁים יוֹם; וְהִקְרַבְתֶּם מִנְחָה חֲדָשָׁה, לה' - ויקרא 23: 15-16

וּסְפַרְתֶּם לָכֶם, מִמָּחֳרַת הַשַּׁבָּת, מִיּוֹם הֲבִיאֲכֶם, אֶת-עֹמֶר הַתְּנוּפָה:  שֶׁבַע שַׁבָּתוֹת, תְּמִימֹת תִּהְיֶינָה

And you should count seven complete weeks from the day following the [Pesach] rest day, when you brought the Omer as a wave-offering.  To the the day after the seventh week you should count fifty days  Then you should present a meal-offering of new grain to Hashem. 


The Torah commands the Jewish people to count forty nine days beginning from the second night of Passover until Shavuot.
  • While it is best to count the Omer at nightfall, one may count it the entire evening with a bracha.
  • One should try not to say what the day is before the counting with the bracha, because one may then fulfill the counting without the bracha.
  • It is best to say what the previous day was.
  • One has all evening to recite the Omer with a bracha.
  • If one forgets to count during the night time, one may count during the day without a bracha and then proceed to count on subsequent nights with a bracha.
  • If one forgot to count during the night and day, then one may proceed to count the remainder of the Omer without a bracha.

 


 

Riverdale Community Members,

We hope this email finds everyone healthy and safe. In these unprecedented times, we want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their flexibility as we are constantly adjusting our Mikvah policies to ensure both the highest level of halachic observance and the highest level of physical safety. We will continue to make adjustments as recommended, and we ask that you regularly check our website, and make appointments (to the best of your ability) at least 24 hours in advance.

In a normal year, we would be reaching out to ask for your support in our annual Shavuot Bake Sale. It is our only fundraising event of the year, and we rely on the funds raised as a significant part of our budget. Sadly, due to the current situation, we can not hold our annual Bake Sale. However, we are hoping that the community will take this opportunity to make a donation to the mikvah, in lieu of purchasing a baked item.

                      

Suggested donations are:
Fancy Bundt Cake: $126
Bundt Cake: $108
Babka: $90
Two Dozen Fancy Cookies: $72
One Dozen Fancy Cookies: $54
Challah: $36

To make a donation, pay via zelle/chase quick pay to theriverdalemikveh@gmail.com
or visit our website www.riverdalemikvah.com.
A check can also be mailed to the Mikvah at
3708 Henry Hudson Parkway East, The Bronx, NY 10463.

We look forward to iy’H seeing everyone in person at a future Bake Sale, and daven that we should have good news and a refuah for all those in need.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our Mikvah.

The Riverdale Mikvah Committee

Community Supported Agriculture Sign-up

In today’s times knowing that your food is coming and where it is coming from is essential. We hope you'll join us in supporting local farmers and enjoying fresh produce throughout the summer and into the fall! CSA will offer streamline pick ups and offer delivery or ‘pick up for a buddy’ for vulnerable members. Fruit deliveries begin in early May. Vegetables & eggs start arriving in early June. Visit www.thebayit.org/csa for information and to sign up or email csa@thebayit.org . To learn more about the Community Supported Agriculture movement visit: www.justfood.org/csa. To learn about our farmers: www.greigfarm.com (fruits), and www.heartyroots.com (vegetables and eggs). Signup for full or half shares of fruits, veggies or eggs. Pickups are Wednesday evenings at HIR from 5:30- 8:30pm and run from early May until late October.

Our next Kehilah Book Club will meet

Sunday
, June 7, 2020 at 10AM

ON ZOOM:


ZOOMhttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/429455694
Password:  113089

We will discuss The Jews of Harlem
By: Jeffrey S. Gurock



The Jews of Harlem follows Jews into, out of and back into the renowned metropolitan neighborhood of Harlem over the course of a century and a half. 


Please be prepared to discuss a chapter or theme in the book.
 
 
 

R.S.V.P.
Ruth Licht: 
ruth.licht@outlook.com
and Sherry Najman: Sherrell.najman@gmail.com

We are looking forward to having you join us.
LEARN TO LEIN CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY...


VIA ZOOM!!!




The Kehilah's class on leining will be meeting this Sunday via Zoom.

At 10:30 AM, please Join the Zoom Meeting by clicking on:


https://us04web.zoom.us/j/490439501?pwd=dmRNdXRCRkVnUkNzelZOeE9aYlpCUT09

Meeting ID: 490 439 501
Password: 12345



We look forward to having you join us!
.
An Environmental Message

Don’t Top Off Your Gas Tank

Why?

Topping off the gas tank can result in your paying for gasoline that is fed back into the station’s tanks because your gas tank is full.

Gasoline vapors are harmful to breathe

You need extra room in your gas tank to allow the gasoline to expand.

Topping off your gas tank may foul the station’s vapor recovery system.

For more information, see:

https://mundellassociates.com/weekly-environmental-tips/?frm-page-2153=2
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