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Parshat Yitro - Feb. 14 / 15, 2020

02/14/2020 11:37:04 AM

Feb14

Click Here for the Print Version of the Bulletin
 
Click Here for Today's Mishna Study
 
Shabbat Davening Schedule
Friday, Feb. 14
Candle Lighting: 5:03pm
Mincha / Maariv: 5:05pm
 
Shabbat, Feb. 15
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:28am)
Mincha: 5:00pm
Havdallah: 6:03pm
 
Week Day Davening Schedule
Shacharit:
Sun.: 8:00am
Mon. / Thurs.: 6:40am
Tues. / Wed. / Fri.: 6:45am
 
Mincha/Maariv:
Sun.: 5:05pm
Mon.-Thurs.:
Mincha at Ohr Hatorah: 1:05pm
Maariv at ASKT: 7:30pm

Next Friday, Feb. 21
Mincha/Maariv: 5:15pm
Candle Lighting: 5:12pm
 
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up
 
Kiddush
This Shabbat: Kiddush is Co-Sponsored by Dan Carriger in honor of the yahrtzeit of his mother, Gloria Carriger and his brother, Tommy Carriger, by Bob Rabinoff in honor of the yahrtzeit of his father Alvin Rabinoff, by David and Melissa Pachon Tepper in honor of the yahrtzeit of David's mother Gertrude Tepper, and by Carl Crawford and Hara Levy in honor of the yahrtzeit of Carl's father, Alan Crawford
 
Next Shabbat: Kiddush is not yet sponsored

If you would like to celebrate, commemorate, dedicate or give thanks - please let us know and help the shul continue to have great kiddushes. Consider sponsoring part of a kiddush with friends.  Please contact Judy Baruch, jsbaruch@gmail.com  To view the kiddush menu options (https://www.asktshul.org/kiddushsponsorship)

Kiddush WhatsApp group for Kiddush Insider info - Find out what will be served for kiddush in the upcoming week. To join, please email carrie@asktshul.com
 
Seudah Shlishit Duty: David Hallerman and Brian Pack
Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Feb. 15
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Gittin): On Shabbat the class is led by Phil Arieff, Ben Karan and Bob Rabinoff
 
10:30: Sermon: "The Shout Heard Round the World?" Rabbi Kalmar
 
Shabbos Morning Groups:
10:30 am: Torah for Tots: will be run this week in the small shul/library/office led by Aviva Bergtrom, Matt Kleiman will be the Shomer at the door.
 
Torah for Tots Room for kids age 1-5 only during 10:30 am and the end of davening on Shabbat mornings - Please make every effort to keep this space free of noise and older kids so that the program can proceed uninterrupted. 
 
10:30am: Older kids (age 6 through 4th grade) group: will be run this week in the social hall by Paul Mendelson
We ask that adults take care not to disturb the groups

Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Gittin) Led by Rabbi Kalmar
 
Daily Mishna Study - Following Shacharit on weekdays we are studying the Mishna, Tractate Bava Basra.  To study along with us go to our website here.

Daily Nach Yomi: (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Study)
 
Tues., Feb. 18 at 12:15pm at the JCC’s reading room: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalmar David and Batsheva, a study of the book of Samuel II.  To catch up on previous classes go to our website here.
 
Announcements
Refuah Sheleimah to Rachel Cornfield - Rochel bat Chasha, to Eliezer ben Malka, to Yale Tolwin - Yoel ben Sheina Leah, to Shoshana Elias - Shoshana Bayla Bat Dina Sarah, Judy Baruch - Brocha Leah bat Basha 
 
Carrie Barbakoff, Administrative Coordinator has fractured her wrist, please bear with her as she navigates through the healing process
 
Bikur Cholim: Volunteer to be involved in this important mitzvah! If you know of someone who could use some help or visitation, let our Bikur Cholim committee help out. Please contact Rabbi Kalmar: rabbikalmar@asktshul.com
 
Mazel Tov on the brit and naming of Yale Tolwin's great-great grandson, Aharon Zev Tolwin
 
Mazel Tov on the brit and naming of Kaveh and Krista’s son Ezra Mordechai
 
Proposed Mission Statement: “Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah is an Orthodox synagogue welcoming a diverse Jewish population.  We aim to foster prayer, learning, personal growth, a sense of community and a strong love of the State of Israel In accordance with Torah principles and Jewish law.”
The Executive Committee, Co-Presidents, Ben Karan and Steve Baruch and Rabbi Kalmar invite feedback which will be discussed at the next Executive board meeting. NOTE: Before the Mission Statement becomes official, the Mission Statement must be approved by the full Board of the congregation.

Shalach Manot: Purim is 4 weeks away, however Shalach Manot sales are in full swing! If you have not received an email from Ariel Singer and the Mishloach Manot Committee you can contact Ariel at 518-859-6745 or email at arielewarren@gmail.comOrders are due by February 25th!
 
World Zionist Elections: This is your opportunity as an American Jew to vote once every five years in the World Zionist Congress elections.  Click on this link to vote: https://www.zionistelection.org/election/2a3b7a80-ba00-42ec-957e-c0375167a065
These elections will make the difference in strengthening our values in Israel and around the world. 
It is your opportunity to bring much needed funds to the projects in the United States that we care about deeply: Tuition dollars for gap-year students learning in Yeshivot and Midrashot in Israel (MASA), Fighting BDS on U.S. College Campuses, and Shlichim in Our Schools and Communities.  To see all the slates you can click here https://www.zionistelection.org/election/2a3b7a80-ba00-42ec-957e-c0375167a065#slates The slate associated with the OU/YU/RCA/Daati Leumi community is number 4 - Orthodox Israel Coaltion - Mizrachi - Vote Torah.
 
Need A Few Good Men - we are putting together our winter minyan commitment schedule and are looking for men to sign up for individual minyanim - morning or evening, out of the 11 weekly weekday minyanim that we have.  Please help the shul keep a timely consistent minyan and help those saying kaddish to have a minyan.   To sign up - you can go to this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pijO6eC7LdSundAmJGTyvjSdoLmOa9QnZeU3soObCuM/edit?usp=sharing 
Thank you and Kol HaKavod to those who have signed up already!
 
This Week
Tues., Feb. 18 at 12:15pm at the JCC’s reading room: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalmar David and Batsheva, a study of the book of Samuel II.  To catch up on previous classes go to our website here.
 
Upcoming Week
Fri. Feb. 21- Sun., Feb. 23: Next YU / ASKT Fellows Weekend
Friday Night, Feb. 21 starting at 5:15 pm: Mincha, followed by Teen friendly Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv, followed by Shabbat Dinner For teens (8th-12th grade) and fellows This is a special opportunity for the teens of ASKT to have Shabbat together! NOTE: dinner costs $10.00 per teen, please go to: https://www.asktshul.org/event/ftdinner to pay online for dinner
 
Fri., Night Feb. 21: Oneg at ASKT at 8:00-9:30pm: (with the fellows and the community, including all kids and adults) Discussion Topic: “Tikkun Olam All Its Cracked Up to Be?”
 
Shabbat, Feb. 22: After Kiddush discussions with fellows for adults and teens, topics to be announced
 
Motzei Shabbat: Activities for teens and fellows TBA
 
Sun., Feb. 23: 9:30 AM Parent / child activities led by fellows
 
Sun., Feb. 23 at 8:00pm the home of Chanan Posner: Men’s Meat Midrash
Save the Date
Torah on tap: 8:00 pm on Wed., March 18
 
Community Announcements
Kosher Delivery Service from Chicago: Shimon Porush will pick your order up for you and deliver it to your home. Restaurant deliveries are also an option. Shimon’s Phone: (414) 405-0499, Email: spk732@gmail.com, Delivery Fee: $20, plus tips are greatly appreciated Instructions: 1. Get in touch with Shimon (via phone or email) so that you can coordinate pick-up and delivery 2. Call the store: Jewel Osco: (847) 328-9791, Hungarian: (847) 674-8008, Romanian: (773) 761-4141, Mariano’s: (847) 763-8801, Shallots: (847) 677-3463, 3. Place an order under your name. 4. Pay the grocery store by credit card.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Each Shabbat morning from 9:00am – 1:00pm: Ushers needed to welcome and watch at the front doors of our synagogue. If you are interested in being an usher email: asktshul@gmail.com
 
Thank You
Thank you to the following people for being ushers this Shabbat:
Bob Rabinoff
 
Donation Opportunities
Aliyah: Please consider making a donation in honor of receiving an aliyah to the Torah.

Amazon Smiles: When you make your regular purchases on Amazon.com have The AmazonSmile Foundation donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Click this link to activate amazon smiles: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1572032

ASKT Donation Cards: If you would like to send a card, wishing a mazel tov, condolences, happy birthday, or get well to someone, you can do this via the shul by contacting Carrie Barbakoff, Administrative Coordinator at ASKT via email: carrie@asktshul.com. Please send / drop off all donations for cards at ASKT

Tree of Life: To honor the memory of Lorraine Cohen, her loving family has donated a beautiful Tree of Life plaque to ASKT. Leaves can be purchased and inscribed to honor a person, recognize a special occasion or to remember a special loved one. Top leaves in brass: donation of $360 Bottom leaves in bronze: $180. Rocks at the base of the tree: $1800. If you would like to purchase a leaf or a rock to be inscribed please contact: Jeanette Peckerman via email: jcp815@wi.rr.com or by phone: (414) 351-3866.

ASKT Legacy: If you would like to learn more about making a Legacy commitment for the future of our shul!  Contact Carrie Barbakoff to find out how.
 
Safety of ASKT - The front door to ASKT is locked at all times for the safety and security of our members, guests and staff. If it is not Shabbat or Yom Tov please push the ring doorbell and someone will answer the door. If it is Shabbat or Yom Tov we have a security guard and an usher who will let you in. If it is Shabbat or Yom Tov and no one is present please use the lower level entrance.
 
Nach Yomi: (Friday, Feb. 14): Judges 13 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Nach Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 15): Judges 14 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Daf Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 15): Berachot Daf 43

Parshat Beshalach / Shabbat Shirah - Feb. 7 / 8, 2020

02/10/2020 03:51:36 PM

Feb10

 
Click Here for the Print Version of the Bulletin
 
Click Here for Today's Mishna Study
 
Shabbat Davening Schedule
Friday, Feb. 7
Candle Lighting: 4:54pm
Mincha / Maariv: 4:55pm
 
Shabbat, Feb. 8
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:33am)
Mincha: 4:50pm
Havdallah: 5:54pm
 
Week Day Davening Schedule
Shacharit:
Sun.: 8:00am
Mon. / Thurs.: 6:40am
Tues. / Wed. / Fri.: 6:45am
 
Mincha/Maariv:
Sun.: 4:55pm
Mon.-Thurs.:
Mincha at Ohr Hatorah: 1:05pm
Maariv at ASKT: 7:30pm

Next Friday, Feb. 14
Mincha/Maariv: 5:05pm
Candle Lighting: 5:03pm
 
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up
 
Kiddush
This Shabbat: Kiddush is sponsored by Yale Tolwin in honor of the birth of his great grandson born to grandchildren, Chaim Isaac and Aviva Tolwin
 
Next Shabbat: Kiddush is Co-Sponsored by Dan Carriger in honor of the yahrtzeit of his mother, Gloria Carriger, by Bob Rabinoff in honor of the yahrtzeit of his father Alvin Rabinoff, by David and Melissa Pachon Tepper in honor of the yahrtzeit of David's mother Gertrude Tepper, and by Carl Crawford and Hara Levy in honor of the yahrtzeit of Carl's father, Alan Crawford

If you would like to celebrate, commemorate, dedicate or give thanks - please let us know and help the shul continue to have great kiddushes. Consider sponsoring part of a kiddush with friends.  Please contact Judy Baruch, jsbaruch@gmail.com  To view the kiddush menu options (https://www.asktshul.org/kiddushsponsorship)

Kiddush WhatsApp group for Kiddush Insider info - Find out what will be served for kiddush in the upcoming week. To join, please email carrie@asktshul.com
 
Seudah Shlishit Duty: Phil Arieff, Ben Karan and Alex Miller
Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Feb. 8
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Gittin): On Shabbat the class is led by Phil Arieff, Ben Karan and Bob Rabinoff
 
Shabbos Morning Groups:
10:30 am: Torah for Tots: will be run this week in the small shul/library/office led by Rebecca Kalmar. Laura or Simcha Karan will be the Shomer at the door.
 
Torah for Tots Room for kids age 1-5 only during 10:30 am and the end of davening on Shabbat mornings - Please make every effort to keep this space free of noise and older kids so that the program can proceed uninterrupted. 
 
10:30am: Older kids (age 6 through 4th grade) group: will be run this week in the social hall by Mikki Karan
We ask that adults take care not to disturb the groups

After Kiddush Discussions this Shabbat, Feb. 8
For Women Only - "The Shabbos Queen: Lessons from Rebbetzin Henny Machlis"  - a Discussion led by Jesse MIller (upstairs in shul) - Singing led by Mara Kleiman

“Seudah Shelishit- The Third Meal - Backbone of Jewish Commitment?” Led by Rabbi Kalmar (in social hall)

Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Gittin) Led by Rabbi Kalmar
 
Daily Mishna Study - Following Shacharit on weekdays we are studying the Mishna, Tractate Bava Basra.  To study along with us go to our website here.

Daily Nach Yomi: (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Study)
 
Tues., Feb. 11 at 12:15pm at the JCC’s reading room: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalmar David and Batsheva, a study of the book of Samuel II.  To catch up on previous classes go to our website here.
 
Tues., Feb 11th:  Torah on Tap - Bavarian Bierhaus 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale 8-9pm with Rabbi Kalmar, “The Limits of Tolerance”
 
Announcements
Refuah Sheleimah to Rachel Cornfield - Rochel bat Chasha, to Eliezer ben Malka, to Yale Tolwin - Yoel ben Sheina Leah, to Shoshana Elias - Shoshana Bayla Bat Dina Sarah, Judy Baruch - Brocha Leah bat Basha 
 
Bikur Cholim: Volunteer to be involved in this important mitzvah! If you know of someone who could use some help or visitation, let our Bikur Cholim committee help out. Please contact Rabbi Kalmar: rabbikalmar@asktshul.com
 
Mazel Tov to Krista and Kaveh Shabtaie on the birth of a baby boy. The Shalom Zachor is tonight, Feb. 7 at 8:00pm at Krista and Kaveh’s home, 2218 Rochelle. The bris will be on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 1:00pm at ASKT
 
Mazel Tov to Yale Tolwin on the birth of a great grandson, born to grandchildren, Chaim Isaac and Aviva Tolwin
 
Proposed Mission Statement: “Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah is an Orthodox synagogue welcoming a diverse Jewish population.  We aim to foster prayer, learning, personal growth, a sense of community and a strong love of the State of Israel In accordance with Torah principles and Jewish law.”
The Executive Committee, Co-Presidents, Ben Karan and Steve Baruch and Rabbi Kalmar invite feedback which will be discussed at the next Executive board meeting. NOTE: Before the Mission Statement becomes official, the Mission Statement must be approved by the full Board of the congregation.

Shalach Manot: Purim is 5 weeks away, however Shalach Manot sales are in full swing! If you have not received an email from Ariel Singer and the Mishloach Manot Committee you can contact Ariel at 518-859-6745 or email at arielewarren@gmail.comOrders are due by February 25th!
 
World Zionist Elections: This is your opportunity as an American Jew to vote once every five years in the World Zionist Congress elections.  Click on this link to vote: https://www.zionistelection.org/election/2a3b7a80-ba00-42ec-957e-c0375167a065
These elections will make the difference in strengthening our values in Israel and around the world. 
It is your opportunity to bring much needed funds to the projects in the United States that we care about deeply: Tuition dollars for gap-year students learning in Yeshivot and Midrashot in Israel (MASA), Fighting BDS on U.S. College Campuses, and Shlichim in Our Schools and Communities.  To see all the slates you can click here https://www.zionistelection.org/election/2a3b7a80-ba00-42ec-957e-c0375167a065#slates The slate associated with the OU/YU/RCA/Daati Leumi community is number 4 - Orthodox Israel Coaltion - Mizrachi - Vote Torah.
 
Need A Few Good Men - we are putting together our winter minyan commitment schedule and are looking for men to sign up for individual minyanim - morning or evening, out of the 11 weekly weekday minyanim that we have.  Please help the shul keep a timely consistent minyan and help those saying kaddish to have a minyan.   To sign up - you can go to this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pijO6eC7LdSundAmJGTyvjSdoLmOa9QnZeU3soObCuM/edit?usp=sharing 
Thank you and Kol HaKavod to those who have signed up already!
 
This Week
After Kiddush Discussions this Shabbat, Feb. 8
For Women Only - "The Shabbos Queen: Lessons from Rebbetzin Henny Machlis"  - a Discussion led by Jesse MIller (upstairs in shul) - Singing led by Mara Kleiman

“Seudah Shelishit- The Third Meal - Backbone of Jewish Commitment?” Led by Rabbi Kalmar (in social hall)
 
Tues., Feb. 11 at 12:15pm at the JCC’s reading room: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalmar David and Batsheva, a study of the book of Samuel II.  To catch up on previous classes go to our website here.
 
Tues., Feb 11th:  Torah on Tap - Bavarian Bierhaus 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale 8-9pm with Rabbi Kalmar, “The Limits of Tolerance”
 
Save the Date
Fri. Feb. 21- Sun., Feb. 23: Next YU / ASKT Fellows Weekend
Friday Night Teen Kabbalat Shabbat and Friday Night Meal at the Shul with Fellows - Details will follow soon
 
Sun., Feb. 23 at the home of Chanan Posner: Men’s Meat Midrash
 
Community Announcements
Kosher Delivery Service from Chicago: Shimon Porush will pick your order up for you and deliver it to your home. Restaurant deliveries are also an option. Shimon’s Phone: (414) 405-0499, Email: spk732@gmail.com, Delivery Fee: $20, plus tips are greatly appreciated Instructions: 1. Get in touch with Shimon (via phone or email) so that you can coordinate pick-up and delivery 2. Call the store: Jewel Osco: (847) 328-9791, Hungarian: (847) 674-8008, Romanian: (773) 761-4141, Mariano’s: (847) 763-8801, Shallots: (847) 677-3463, 3. Place an order under your name. 4. Pay the grocery store by credit card.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Each Shabbat morning from 9:00am – 1:00pm: Ushers needed to welcome and watch at the front doors of our synagogue. If you are interested in being an usher email: asktshul@gmail.com
 
Thank You
Thank you to the following people for being ushers this Shabbat:
Bob Rabinoff and Michael Katzoff
 
Thank you to all our very generous Charidy Donors for helping us in our Til 120! campaign.  We are happy to announce that we did reach the goal of $120,000 raised just before Shabbat last week! Yeasher Koach (Good Job!) to everyone!!!
 
Thank you to the 22 members of the Kehilla who said the entire Sefer Tehillim in the merit of 90 loved ones who need a refuah
 
Donation Opportunities
Aliyah: Please consider making a donation in honor of receiving an aliyah to the Torah.

Amazon Smiles: When you make your regular purchases on Amazon.com have The AmazonSmile Foundation donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Click this link to activate amazon smiles: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1572032

ASKT Donation Cards: If you would like to send a card, wishing a mazel tov, condolences, happy birthday, or get well to someone, you can do this via the shul by contacting Carrie Barbakoff, Administrative Coordinator at ASKT via email: carrie@asktshul.com. Please send / drop off all donations for cards at ASKT

Tree of Life: To honor the memory of Lorraine Cohen, her loving family has donated a beautiful Tree of Life plaque to ASKT. Leaves can be purchased and inscribed to honor a person, recognize a special occasion or to remember a special loved one. Top leaves in brass: donation of $360 Bottom leaves in bronze: $180. Rocks at the base of the tree: $1800. If you would like to purchase a leaf or a rock to be inscribed please contact: Jeanette Peckerman via email: jcp815@wi.rr.com or by phone: (414) 351-3866.

ASKT Legacy: If you would like to learn more about making a Legacy commitment for the future of our shul!  Contact Carrie Barbakoff to find out how.
 
Safety of ASKT - The front door to ASKT is locked at all times for the safety and security of our members, guests and staff. If it is not Shabbat or Yom Tov please push the ring doorbell and someone will answer the door. If it is Shabbat or Yom Tov we have a security guard and an usher who will let you in. If it is Shabbat or Yom Tov and no one is present please use the lower level entrance.
 
Nach Yomi: (Friday, Feb. 7): Judges 6  (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Nach Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 8): Judges 7 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Daf Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 8): Berachot Daf 36

Parshat Bo - January 31 / Feb. 1, 2020

01/31/2020 03:39:33 PM

Jan31

Shabbat Davening Schedule
Friday, Jan. 31
Candle Lighting: 4:44pm
Mincha / Maariv: 4:45pm
 
Shabbat, Feb. 1
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:37am)
Mincha: 4:40pm
Havdallah: 5:44pm
 
Week Day Davening Schedule
Shacharit:
Sun.: 8:00am
Mon. / Thurs.: 6:40am
Tues. / Wed. / Fri.: 6:45am
 
Mincha/Maariv:
Sun.: 4:45pm
Mon.-Thurs.:
Mincha at Ohr Hatorah: 1:05pm
Maariv at ASKT: 7:30pm

Next Friday, Feb. 7
Mincha/Maariv: 4:55pm
Candle Lighting: 4:54pm
 
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up
 
Kiddush
This Shabbat: Kiddush this week is a thank you to the supporters of the Charidy Campaign!
 
Next Shabbat: Kiddush is not yet sponsored

If you would like to celebrate, commemorate, dedicate or give thanks - please let us know and help the shul continue to have great kiddushes. Consider sponsoring part of a kiddush with friends.  Please contact Judy Baruch, jsbaruch@gmail.com  To view the kiddush menu options (https://www.asktshul.org/kiddushsponsorship)

Kiddush WhatsApp group for Kiddush Insider info - Find out what will be served for kiddush in the upcoming week. To join, please email carrie@asktshul.com
 
Seudah Shlishit Duty: Steve Baruch, Dan Carriger, Richard Robbins
Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Feb. 1
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Gittin): On Shabbat the class is led by Phil Arieff, Ben Karan and Bob Rabinoff
 
Following Davening Rabbi Kalmar will give an Understanding our Prayers Better Talk Entitled "Nishmat - Our Soul, Shabbat, and the Pope"
 
Shabbos Morning Groups:
10:30 am: Torah for Tots: will be run this week in the small shul/library/office led by Aviva Bergtrom.  Rebecca Kalmar will be the Shomeret at the door.
 
Torah for Tots Room for kids age 1-5 only during 10:30 am and the end of davening on Shabbat mornings - Please make every effort to keep this space free of noise and older kids so that the program can proceed uninterrupted. 
 
10:30am: Older kids (age 6 through 4th grade) group: will be run this week in the social hall by Miki Karan
We ask that adults take care not to disturb the groups

Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Gittin) Led by Rabbi Kalmar
 
Daily Mishna Study - Following Shacharit on weekdays we are studying the Mishna, Tractate Bava Basra.  To study along with us go to our website here.

Daily Nach Yomi: (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Study)
 
Tues., Feb. 4 at 12:15pm at the JCC’s reading room: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalmar David and Batsheva, a study of the book of Samuel II.  To catch up on previous classes go to our website here.
 
Ladies Tehillim for Rosh Chodesh Shevat: Date and time TBA
 
Announcements
Refuah Sheleimah to Rachel Cornfield - Rochel bat Chasha, to Eliezer ben Malka, to Yale Tolwin - Yoel ben Sheina Leah, to Shoshana Elias - Shoshana Bayla Bat Dina Sarah, Judy Baruch - Brocha Leah bat Basha 
 
Bikur Cholim: Volunteer to be involved in this important mitzvah! If you know of someone who could use some help or visitation, let our Bikur Cholim committee help out. Please contact Rabbi Kalmar: rabbikalmar@asktshul.com
 
Proposed Mission Statement: “Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah is an Orthodox synagogue welcoming a diverse Jewish population.  We aim to foster prayer, learning, personal growth, a sense of community and a strong love of the State of Israel In accordance with Torah principles and Jewish law.”
The Executive Committee, Co-Presidents, Ben Karan and Steve Baruch and Rabbi Kalmar invite feedback which will be discussed at the next Executive board meeting. NOTE: Before the Mission Statement becomes official, the Mission Statement must be approved by the full Board of the congregation.
 
Survey about Political Views in Our Community:
Click on this link to participate in a surveyhttps://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5403769/Orthodox-Political-Survey This Orthodox Political survey is sponsored by and conducted by Nishma Research, an independent research firm that is run by Orthodox members of our community. Nishma is doing this in the interests of better understanding our community, and they will be sharing all of the results when done. The survey will be online and available for you to complete until 12 noon on Monday, February 3  To see other surveys done by NIshma click herehttp://nishmaresearch.com/social-research.html

World Zionist Elections: This is your opportunity as an American Jew to vote once every five years in the World Zionist Congress elections.  Click on this link to vote: https://www.zionistelection.org/election/2a3b7a80-ba00-42ec-957e-c0375167a065
These elections will make the difference in strengthening our values in Israel and around the world. 
It is your opportunity to bring much needed funds to the projects in the United States that we care about deeply: Tuition dollars for gap-year students learning in Yeshivot and Midrashot in Israel (MASA), Fighting BDS on U.S. College Campuses, and Shlichim in Our Schools and Communities.  To see all the slates you can click here https://www.zionistelection.org/election/2a3b7a80-ba00-42ec-957e-c0375167a065#slates The slate associated with the OU/YU/RCA/Daati Leumi community is number 4 - Orthodox Israel Coaltion - Mizrachi - Vote Torah.
 
Need A Few Good Men - we are putting together our winter minyan commitment schedule and are looking for men to sign up for individual minyanim - morning or evening, out of the 11 weekly weekday minyanim that we have.  Please help the shul keep a timely consistent minyan and help those saying kaddish to have a minyan.   To sign up - you can go to this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pijO6eC7LdSundAmJGTyvjSdoLmOa9QnZeU3soObCuM/edit?usp=sharing 
Thank you and Kol HaKavod to those who have signed up already!
 
This Week
Torah-for-Tot-Tu'Beshvat - A Program with Rabbi Kalmar for kids and parents 9:30-10:30am on Sunday, Feb 2nd
 
Tues., Feb. 4 at 12:15pm at the JCC’s reading room: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalmar David and Batsheva, a study of the book of Samuel II.  To catch up on previous classes go to our website here.
 
Upcoming
Shabbat, Feb. 8, after Kiddush: New Women's Learning Series:
Practical Lessons from Rebbetzin Henny Machlis, Part II
Singing led by Mara Kleiman, Discussion led by Jesse Miller
 
Community Announcements
Bader Hillel Academy 8th grade Israel trip fundraiser:
LAST DAY to ORDER Potato Kugel for sale: Kugel orders must be placed by Friday, January 31, to purchase, go to: https://hillelisraeltrip.com/shop/homemade-food/homemade-potato-kugel/

Kosher Delivery Service from Chicago: Shimon Porush will pick your order up for you and deliver it to your home. Restaurant deliveries are also an option. Shimon’s Phone: (414) 405-0499, Email: spk732@gmail.com, Delivery Fee: $20, plus tips are greatly appreciated Instructions: 1. Get in touch with Shimon (via phone or email) so that you can coordinate pick-up and delivery 2. Call the store: Jewel Osco: (847) 328-9791, Hungarian: (847) 674-8008, Romanian: (773) 761-4141, Mariano’s: (847) 763-8801, Shallots: (847) 677-3463, 3. Place an order under your name. 4. Pay the grocery store by credit card.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Each Shabbat morning from 9:00am – 1:00pm: Ushers needed to welcome and watch at the front doors of our synagogue. If you are interested in being an usher email: asktshul@gmail.com
 
Thank You
Thank you to all those who so generously donated to Our Charidy Campaign!!  It was a huge success and raised $118,000 for the shul, way beyond our budgeted amount for this campaign.
 
Thank you to the following people for being ushers this Shabbat:
Bob Rabinoff and Michael Katzoff
 
Thank you to all those who helped with the Fellows Weekend: To Liz and David Hallerman and Sara and Ben Karan for hosting, to Laura and Simcha Karan for coordinating the meals and hosts and for hosting a meal, and to Simcha and Ariel Singer for hosting a meal. Thank you to Akiva and Elana Karan and to the Kalmars for hosting an oneg. Thank you to Yaffa Karan and Yael Gaines for coordinating the weekend.
 
Donation Opportunities
Aliyah: Please consider making a donation in honor of receiving an aliyah to the Torah.

Amazon Smiles: When you make your regular purchases on Amazon.com have The AmazonSmile Foundation donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Click this link to activate amazon smiles: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1572032

ASKT Donation Cards: If you would like to send a card, wishing a mazel tov, condolences, happy birthday, or get well to someone, you can do this via the shul by contacting Carrie Barbakoff, Administrative Coordinator at ASKT via email: carrie@asktshul.com. Please send / drop off all donations for cards at ASKT

Tree of Life: To honor the memory of Lorraine Cohen, her loving family has donated a beautiful Tree of Life plaque to ASKT. Leaves can be purchased and inscribed to honor a person, recognize a special occasion or to remember a special loved one. Top leaves in brass: donation of $360 Bottom leaves in bronze: $180. Rocks at the base of the tree: $1800. If you would like to purchase a leaf or a rock to be inscribed please contact: Jeanette Peckerman via email: jcp815@wi.rr.com or by phone: (414) 351-3866.

ASKT Legacy: If you would like to learn more about making a Legacy commitment for the future of our shul!  Contact Carrie Barbakoff to find out how.
 
Safety of ASKT - The front door to ASKT is locked at all times for the safety and security of our members, guests and staff. If it is not Shabbat or Yom Tov please push the ring doorbell and someone will answer the door. If it is Shabbat or Yom Tov we have a security guard and an usher who will let you in. If it is Shabbat or Yom Tov and no one is present please use the lower level entrance.
 
Nach Yomi: (Friday, Jan. 31): Joshua 23  (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
Today’s Nach Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 1): Joshua 24 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Daf Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 1): Berachot 29

Parshat Vaeira / Birkat HaChodesh - Jan. 24 / 25, 2020

01/24/2020 01:07:06 PM

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Click Here for the Print Version of the Bulletin
 
Click Here for Today's Mishna Study
 
Shabbat Davening Schedule
Friday, Jan. 24
Candle Lighting: 4:35pm
Mincha / Maariv: 4:40pm
 
Shabbat, Jan. 25
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:39am)
Mincha: 4:30pm
Havdallah: 5:35pm
 
Week Day Davening Schedule
Sun.: 8:00am
Mon. (Rosh Chodesh Shevat): 6:30am
Tues. / Wed.: 6:45am
Thurs.: 6:40am                          
Fri.: 6:45am
 
Mincha/Maariv:
Sun.: 4:35pm
Mon.-Thurs.:
Mincha at Ohr Hatorah: 1:05pm
Maariv at ASKT: 7:30pm
 
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up
 
Kiddush
This Shabbat: Kiddush is not yet sponsored
Cholent competition: “Pro Bowl Primer” vs. “Giannis Dunks Cholent”
 
Next Shabbat: Kiddush is not yet sponsored

If you would like to celebrate, commemorate, dedicate or give thanks - please let us know and help the shul continue to have great kiddushes. Consider sponsoring part of a kiddush with friends.  Please contact Judy Baruch, jsbaruch@gmail.com  To view the kiddush menu options (https://www.asktshul.org/kiddushsponsorship)

Kiddush WhatsApp group for Kiddush Insider info - Find out what will be served for kiddush in the upcoming week. To join, please email carrie@asktshul.com
 
Seudah Shlishit Duty: David Hallerman, Eric Pullin and Betzalel Karan
Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Jan. 25
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Gittin): On Shabbat the class is led by Phil Arieff, Ben Karan and Bob Rabinoff
 
Intro to the Parsha Dvar Torah by Fellow Natan Alper
 
10:30am: Sermon, "A Cure for Loneliness?", Rabbi Wes Kalmar
 
Shabbos Morning Groups:
10:30 am: Torah for Tots: will be run this week in the small shul/library/office led by Aviva Bergtrom.  Rebecca Kalmar will be the Shomeret at the door.
 
Torah for Tots Room for kids age 1-5 only during 10:30 am and the end of davening on Shabbat mornings - Please make every effort to keep this space free of noise and older kids so that the program can proceed uninterrupted. 
 
10:30am: Older kids (age 6 through 4th grade) group: will be run this week in the social hall by Moshe Karan
We ask that adults take care not to disturb the groups
 
Seudah Shelishit Dvar Torah by Fellow Tamar Yastrab

Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Gittin) Led by Rabbi Kalmar
 
Daily Mishna Study - Following Shacharit on weekdays we are studying the Mishna, Tractate Bava Basra.  To study along with us go to our website here.

Daily Nach Yomi: (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Study)
 
Tues., Jan. 28 at 12:15pm at the JCC’s reading room: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalmar David and Batsheva, a study of the book of Samuel II.  To catch up on previous classes go to our website here.
 
Announcements
Refuah Sheleimah to Rachel Cornfield - Rochel bat Chasha, to Eliezer ben Malka, to Yale Tolwin - Yoel ben Sheina Leah, to Shoshana Elias - Shoshana Bayla Bat Dina Sarah, Judy Baruch - Brocha Leah bat Basha 
 
Bikur Cholim: Volunteer to be involved in this important mitzvah! If you know of someone who could use some help or visitation, let our Bikur Cholim committee help out. Please contact Rabbi Kalmar: rabbikalmar@asktshul.com
 
Proposed Mission Statement: “Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah is an Orthodox synagogue welcoming a diverse Jewish population.  We aim to foster prayer, learning, personal growth, a sense of community and a strong love of the State of Israel In accordance with Torah principles and Jewish law.”
The Executive Committee, Co-Presidents, Ben Karan and Steve Baruch and Rabbi Kalmar invite feedback which will be discussed at the next Executive board meeting. NOTE: Before the Mission Statement becomes official, the Mission Statement must be approved by the full Board of the congregation.
 
Survey about Political Views in Our Community:
Click on this link to participate in a surveyhttps://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5403769/Orthodox-Political-Survey This Orthodox Political survey is sponsored by and conducted by Nishma Research, an independent research firm that is run by Orthodox members of our community. Nishma is doing this in the interests of better understanding our community, and they will be sharing all of the results when done. The survey will be online and available for you to complete until 12 noon on Monday, February 3  To see other surveys done by NIshma click herehttp://nishmaresearch.com/social-research.html
 
World Zionist Elections: This is your opportunity as an American Jew to vote once every five years in the World Zionist Congress elections.  Click on this link to vote: https://www.zionistelection.org/election/2a3b7a80-ba00-42ec-957e-c0375167a065
These elections will make the difference in strengthening our values in Israel and around the world. 
It is your opportunity to bring much needed funds to the projects in the United States that we care about deeply: Tuition dollars for gap-year students learning in Yeshivot and Midrashot in Israel (MASA), Fighting BDS on U.S. College Campuses, and Shlichim in Our Schools and Communities.  To see all the slates you can click here https://www.zionistelection.org/election/2a3b7a80-ba00-42ec-957e-c0375167a065#slates The slate associated with the OU/YU/RCA/Daati Leumi community is number 4 - Orthodox Israel Coaltion - Mizrachi - Vote Torah.
 
Need A Few Good Men - we are putting together our winter minyan commitment schedule and are looking for men to sign up for individual minyanim - morning or evening, out of the 11 weekly weekday minyanim that we have.  Please help the shul keep a timely consistent minyan and help those saying kaddish to have a minyan.   To sign up - you can go to this link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pijO6eC7LdSundAmJGTyvjSdoLmOa9QnZeU3soObCuM/edit?usp=sharing 
Thank you and Kol HaKavod to those who have signed up already! 
 
Cholent Madness Sign Up - If you would like to participate, please speak with Rabbi Kalmar.  We need a volunteer to be the Cholent Czar this year to help organize this year's contest.  Please speak to Rabbi Kalmar if you would consider it.   This year you have another chance at glory and your name on the ASKT Cholent Cup!
 
This Week
YU-ASKT Fellows Weekend:  January 24-26, 2020:
 
Meet our New Fellow: Shayna Herszage. Shayna Herszage is originally from Columbus, Ohio. After spending a year at Midreshet Nishmat in Israel, she is now a Junior at Stern College for Women, studying Neuropsychology and Creative Writing. In her spare time, she loves theatre(musical or otherwise), reading, and exploring New York.
 
Fri., Jan. 24 at 8:00-9:15pm: Oneg for girls (5th grade and up) at the home of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Kalmar, Oneg for boys (5th grade and up) at the home of Elana and Akiva Karan
 
Shabbat, Jan. 25: after Kiddush discussions led by Fellows:
Led by Ely: (teens) Gossip IS FUN!?
Led by Tamar: Shovavim & General Approaches to Kabbalah
Led by Natan: The Psychology of Power
Led by Shayna: Civil Disobedience
 
After Shabbat, Jan. 25:  7:00 pm - High School age (8th and up) with Fellows Motzai Shabbos program – Meet at Rockin’ Jump for Boys, Meet at ASKT for Game Night for Girls, followed by food at ASKT
 
Sun., Jan. 26 at 11:00am: Come to Chai Point for a discussion led by the YU Fellows with the residents of Chai Point and the Jewish Home. Stay for the chance to purchase lunch at the OASIS and chat with our YU fellows.
Discussion Topics:
Led by Tamar: A Halachik Perspective on Gun Control
Led by Ely: Shmoozing Positively and Productively.
Led by Natan: The Psychology of Power
Led by Shayna: Civil Disobedience
 
Annual Charidy Fundraiser:  “Until 120!!” Sunday, January 26th  at noon until Monday, January 27 at midnight. Please consider making a stretch gift to help us make our goal of sustaining a vibrant ASKT community into the next generation. Go to: www.charidy.com/askt
Also – you can create a fundraising team so that everyone can help us make our goal.  If you'd like to create a team - email asktshul@gmail.com
 
Tues., Jan. 28 at 12:15pm at the JCC’s reading room: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Kalmar David and Batsheva, a study of the book of Samuel II.  To catch up on previous classes go to our website here.
 
Upcoming
Torah-for-Tot-Tu'Beshvat - A Program with Rabbi Kalmar for kids and parents 9:30-10:30am on Sunday, Feb 2nd
 
Community Announcements
Bader Hillel Academy 8th grade Israel trip fundraiser:
Potato Kugel for sale: Kugel orders must be placed by Friday, January 31, to purchase, go to: https://hillelisraeltrip.com/shop/homemade-food/homemade-potato-kugel/
LAST DAY TO ORDER - Pizza for sale: Pizza orders must be in by Friday, January 24th, to purchase go to: http://bit.ly/hillelisraeltrip-pizza
 
Kosher Delivery Service from Chicago: Shimon Porush will pick your order up for you and deliver it to your home. Restaurant deliveries are also an option. Shimon’s Phone: (414) 405-0499, Email: spk732@gmail.com, Delivery Fee: $20, plus tips are greatly appreciated Instructions: 1. Get in touch with Shimon (via phone or email) so that you can coordinate pick-up and delivery 2. Call the store: Jewel Osco: (847) 328-9791, Hungarian: (847) 674-8008, Romanian: (773) 761-4141, Mariano’s: (847) 763-8801, Shallots: (847) 677-3463, 3. Place an order under your name. 4. Pay the grocery store by credit card.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Each Shabbat morning from 9:00am – 1:00pm: Ushers needed to welcome and watch at the front doors of our synagogue. If you are interested in being an usher email: asktshul@gmail.com
 
Thank You
Thank you to the following people for being ushers this Shabbat:
Bob Rabinoff, Ben Karan and Elisha Karan
 
Donation Opportunities
Aliyah: Please consider making a donation in honor of receiving an aliyah to the Torah.

Amazon Smiles: When you make your regular purchases on Amazon.com have The AmazonSmile Foundation donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Click this link to activate amazon smiles: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1572032

ASKT Donation Cards: If you would like to send a card, wishing a mazel tov, condolences, happy birthday, or get well to someone, you can do this via the shul by contacting Carrie Barbakoff, Administrative Coordinator at ASKT via email: carrie@asktshul.com. Please send / drop off all donations for cards at ASKT

Tree of Life: To honor the memory of Lorraine Cohen, her loving family has donated a beautiful Tree of Life plaque to ASKT. Leaves can be purchased and inscribed to honor a person, recognize a special occasion or to remember a special loved one. Top leaves in brass: donation of $360 Bottom leaves in bronze: $180. Rocks at the base of the tree: $1800. If you would like to purchase a leaf or a rock to be inscribed please contact: Jeanette Peckerman via email: jcp815@wi.rr.com or by phone: (414) 351-3866.

ASKT Legacy: If you would like to learn more about making a Legacy commitment for the future of our shul!  Contact Carrie Barbakoff to find out how.
 
Safety of ASKT - The front door to ASKT is locked at all times for the safety and security of our members, guests and staff. If it is not Shabbat or Yom Tov please push the ring doorbell and someone will answer the door. If it is Shabbat or Yom Tov we have a security guard and an usher who will let you in. If it is Shabbat or Yom Tov and no one is present please use the lower level entrance.
 
Nach Yomi: (Friday, Jan. 23): Joshua 16  (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)

Today’s Nach Yomi: (Shabbat, Jan. 24): Joshua 17 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Daf Yomi: (Shabbat, Jan. 24): Berachot 22
Tue, February 18 2020 23 Shevat 5780