Shabbat Parshat Chukat

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1) Shiva Minyan Details

2) Shabbat Schedule

3) Kiddush Sponsor

4) New Children’s Service

5) Communal Meal Next Shabbat

6) The Return of Seudat Shlishit


1) Shiva Minyan

As noted previously, Lea (Lori) Lurie’s father, Moshe Ben Chaim v’ Batya z”l, passed away last week.   Lea returned to Israel last night and is sitting the remainder of Shiva (today, Thursday, and tomorrow, Friday) at her home, HaGadna 14.  Mincha this afternoon is at 7:45 PM; Shacharit is at 8:00 AM tomorrow morning; and Mincha Erev Shabbat is at 1:30 PM.  Visiting hours from 5 PM onwards, and again tomorrow following Shacharit.

2) Shabbat Schedule

Candles 7:08 PM

Mincha 7:25 PM

Shacharit 8:30 AM

Children’s Service 10:15 AM

Kiddush 11:00 AM

Perek in the Park 6:00 PM

Shabbat Ends 8:30 PM

3) Kiddush Sponsor

The kiddush this Shabbat is sponsored by Gil and Charlotte Goller in honor of Gil’s birthday.  Mazal Tov.

Please note that during the coming weeks there are a few Shabbatot without kiddush sponsors.  To learn how you can donate a kiddush and help strengthen our community, please click here.

4) Children’s Service

In attempt to create a more friendly family environment, a children’s service for children aged 1 -5 will begin this Shabbat in the Hall just up the stairs from our main service area.  To learn more about this service, or to volunteer your time and become one of the rotating parents who will lead the service, please be in touch with the Children’s Service coordinator, Sharon Wohlgelernter, at 050-205-2212 or

5) Communal Meal Next Shabbat

A communal Shabbat lunch will take place next Shabbat (July 12) in our Katamon facility at Cheyl Nashim #4.  To learn more about it and to make your reservations (and payment), please be in touch with Marcia Gardner at

6) Seudat Shlishit Returns

Our weekly Seudat Shlishit program, discontinued during the winter months, will resume in our Katamon facility at Cheyl Nashim #4 beginning next Shabbat afternoon (July 12).   Mincha at 7:15 PM (following Perek in the Park which meets in the nearby park from 6 – 7 PM), followed by seudat shlishit with lots of singing and socialization at 7:40 PM, and then Ma’ariv when Shabbat ends.

This first Seudat Shlishit is sponsored by and organized by Dor Hadash – the Young Professionals of Shir Hadash.

To sponsor a subsequent seudat shlishit (100 – 200 NIS), volunteer to offer a d’var Torah during it, or to help promote it, please be in touch with Sarit Rapp, the Seudat Shlishit Coordinator at


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