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פרשת בא
 
וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם, אֶת הַמַּצּוֹת, כִּי בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה 

הוֹצֵאתִי אֶת צִבְאוֹתֵיכֶם מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם;

וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם אֶת הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה

לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם חֻקַּת עוֹלָם



ספר שמות, פרשת בא, יב: יז
 

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Shabbat Parshat Bo


6th of Shevat, 5780

January 31st-February 1st, 2020

 

Candle lighting: 4:53 PM    


Havdalah: 5:54 PM

(Kiddush Levana if the moon is visible)
THE KEHILAH MEETS NEXT SHABBAT:

FEBRUARY 8th:

PARSHAT BO


6TH OF SH'VAT / FEBRUARY 8th

LOCATION:
The Society of Ethical Culture
Bronx, NY 10471


DAVENING BEGINS AT 9 AM

KEHILAHKIDS WILL BE MEETING

Kiddush following davening, is generously sponsored by
Chana Sommer and Jeremy Senderowicz in honor of their daughter, Gila's birthday!


PLEASE JOIN US!



JOIN US NEXT SHABBAT FOR OUR


PRE-TU B'SHVAT KIDDUSH!

AT THE KEHILAH


Shabbat Parshat Beshalach

February 8th, 2020, 13th of Shevat, 5780


In honor of Tu B'Shvat

we will be throwing our

Annual Tu B'Shvat Kiddush! 


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Would you like to co-sponsor the kiddush?


$36 as an "Eitz" sponsor 

or
 

$18 as a "Shaked" sponsor


To Donate click on...





The kiddush will include the traditional
Tu B'Shvat fare and a taste of the 7 minim.

Any excess funds raised will be used by the Kehilah in future communal kiddushim for eco-friendly plates and utensils.



All Are Welcome!

Dear Kehilah Members and Friends, 

For those of you who davened with us for Parshat Vayechi and Vaera, it was great to see you!  
And for those of you who were unable to attend, we hope you are able to join us at future tefilot - like next week - Parshat Beshalach/Shabbat Shira.
After a series of shiurim, and based upon overwhelming communal interest, our Kehilah has now expanded the roles for women during Kriyat haTorah.

Women are called to the Torah for aliyot and participate in reading from the Torah. 

This will be the Kehilah's practice going forward.

If you would like to read from the Torah on any given Shabbat, please contact Rosh Kehilah Najman directly at: dina.najman@gmail.com 


Now more than ever we need your support, and we encourage you to renew your membership with the Kehilah for 2020 today.
In addition to our basic membership of $500, we are introducing a new Chai Membership of $1,800
If you believe in the mission of the Kehilah, if you are excited about the dynamic programming changes, we encourage you to support us. 

The Kehilah will be meeting roughly every other week from January through June at the Society for Ethical Culture.

Below is a calendar of dates for the first half of 2020 when the Kehilah will be meeting: 

February 8
February 22
March 7
March 28
April 4
April 25
May 9
May 30
June 13
June 20
June 27


Please mark your calendars and join us early and often!
 
Finally, we also ask that you to consider renewing your membership for 2020 soon. 

Now more than ever we need your support.

In addition to our basic membership of $500, we are introducing a new
Chai Membership of $1800.

If you believe in the mission of the Kehilah, if you are excited about the dynamic programming changes, we encourage you to support us. 

https://www.thekehilah.org/donate

Thank you for your generous past support and we look forward to seeing you NEXT SHABBAT, February 8th.


Rosh Kehilah Dina Najman
President Jonathan Konovitch

UPCOMING EVENTS
 
KEHILAH NEWS:
SAVE THE DATES FOR WHEN THE KEHILAH MEETS:
While the Kehilah would like to meet weekly, the following dates are secure through June, 2020
Please plan to join us for davening:


February 8

February 22

March 7 (Shabbat Zachor)

March 9 (Purim Night)

March 28

April 4 (Shabbat HaGadol Luncheon)

April 25

May 9

May 28th-29th (Tikkun Leil Shavuot)

May 30 (Shabbat/Shavuot)

June 13

June 20

June 27


LEARN TO LEIN



ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO LEIN FROM THE TORAH?

OUR VERY OWN ROSH KEHILAH NAJMAN WILL BE OFFERING CLASSES ON KRIYAT HATORAH.

WOMEN AND MEN OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!

[STAY TUNED FOR TIME & PLACE]

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT OUR ROSH KEHILAH:


RK@THEKEHILAH.ORG

OR

DINA.NAJMAN@GMAIL.COM
THE KEHILAH BOOK CLUB

THE NEXT KEHILAH BOOK CLUB WILL MEET ON...


Sunday, June 7, 2020
at the home of Joyce Marcus
629 Kappock St.
Riverdale , NY 1046
 
Presenter:  To be announced

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. It analyzes the complex set of forces that brought several generations of central European, East European and Sephardic Jews to settle in Harlem, and it explains the dynamics that led Jews to exit this part of New York.
Gurock has populated his book with fascinating tales of Jewish Harlem’s development with all people, Jews and African Americans who gave the community life and vitality.
 
We look forward to seeing you on June 7th.
 
R.S.V.P.
Ruth Licht-
ruth.licht@outlook.com
or
Sherry Najman
Sherrell.najman@gmail.com
 
 
If you would like to share an important part of the book, we’d love to hear your opinion.


 In case you missed it ...
The Kehilah book club met at the home of Dorothy Feldman. The book discussed was “A Woman of No Importance” by Sonia Ponell. Dorothy Feldman led the discussion. All present eagerly shared their ideas and opinions. We thank Dorothy for being an excellent hostess and preparing  delicious treats. We ate cheesecake miniatures and chocolate chip cookies in addition to other “goodies”.

A Short Vort for Shabbos:

Parshat Bo

 

In Parshat Bo, Bnei Yisrael are told to offer the Pesach offering.  Moshe predicts a time when the children of the current generation will ask for the meaning behind the ritual of the korban Pesach.

וְהָיָה, כִּי-יֹאמְרוּ אֲלֵיכֶם בְּנֵיכֶם:  מָה הָעֲבֹדָה הַזֹּאת, לָכֶם
וַאֲמַרְתֶּם זֶבַח-פֶּסַח הוּא לַה׳, אֲשֶׁר פָּסַח עַל-בָּתֵּי בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל
בְּמִצְרַיִם, בְּנָגְפּוֹ אֶת-מִצְרַיִם, וְאֶת-בָּתֵּינוּ הִצִּיל; וַיִּקֹּד הָעָם, וַיִּשְׁתַּחֲווּ

 "When your children ask you, 'What do you mean by this rite?' you shall say, 'It is the pesach sacrifice to the Lord… " (12:26-27). 


The Mekhilta, the Midrash halakha on sefer Shemot, has many explanations for what Moshe is trying to convey to Bnei Yisrael.  

One explanation is that Moshe is trying to express to the generation that is leaving Egypt that there will be a future.  That they will see their children and grand children.  Moshe is conveying good tidings:  "Besorot tovot". 
This alleviates the fears of Bnei Yisrael that they will not see a future.  Here, Moshe informs the people not "if" but "when" - כי - when your children will see the Pesach ritual, you will say, etc.

Yet, were not the Jewish people already multiplying in Egypt?  Why would they be concerned about future progeny?

Perhaps the Mekhilta is not referring to the actual birth of children and grandchildren but conveying "besorot tovot" about something else.

The Birkat Yizkhak (20th century), Rav Barukh Yitzchak Yissakhar Leventhal, expresses that Moshe is speaking about the generations to come, who will not have experienced the slavery first hand, will still be curious and involved in their parents, grandparents and ancestral rituals.  This korban Pesach will continue to be performed and discussed long after Yitziat Mitzraim. 

As the Birkat Yizhak mentions, perhaps this is even more significant given that, on Leil Seder night, it is the wicked son, the Rasha, who is the one quoting this pasuk.  
This is optimistic for Klal Yisrael on Leil Pesach. For, it is true, that lack of observance of mitzvot and a distance from Torah learning may occur, there will always be an engagement, curiosity and interest in our people's history and ritual.  As our people commemorate the exodus from Egypt each year, it  gives our people hope, that even the son who is perhaps a bit scornful and cynical will continue to show some interest in our tradition and evoke this besorot tovot.  This Jewish identity will remain in our people.  This good news can be seen even in a dismissive tone.  For, the wicked son is encouraged to continue to be engaged.  We just have to make sure not to turn this son or daughter away.

Shabbat Shalom

THE KEHILAH SUNSHINE COMMITTEE


Wishes a Happy Birthday to...


Ilan Najman
January 28th



May he have good health, success and joy ad me'ah v'esrim shana. 
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Wishes a Happy Anniversary to 


Lisa Licht Hirsch & Danny Hirsch

on their wedding anniversary

May they have good health and continued joy in the beautiful home they have built and continue to build, ad me'ah v'esrim shana.


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Have a birthday, anniversary, mazal tov, announcement...let us know!!!

Yahrzheit commemorations:

10th Yahrzeit of
Malka bat Rav Avraham Yosef v'Shayna, a"h - Marilyn Sklar Kahn
(mother of Adam Kahn)

May the memory of Malka bat Rav Avraham Yosef v'Shayna, a"h, be for a blessing. 

23rd Yahrzeit of
Chava Chaya Perel bat Shifra v'Avraham, a"h - Eva Greenes
(mother of Malka Spier)

May the memory of Chava Chaya Perel bat Shifra v'Avraham, a"h, be for a blessing. 

 
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7:00 - 10:00pm

Friday night   
40 minutes after candle lighting.
No appointment necessary

Saturday night 
7:00 - 10:00pm

Keilim Mikveh open during daylight hours only
An Environmental Message
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For more information, go to:

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