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Parshat Vayeitzei - November 16 / 17, 2018

11/16/2018 11:54:17 AM

Nov16

 
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Shabbat Davening Schedule:
Fri., Nov. 16
Candle Lighting:4:08pm         
Mincha: 4:10pm 

Shabbat, Nov. 17
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:12am)
Mincha: 4:05pm                         
Havdallah: 5:08pm
Weekday Davening Schedule
Shacharit
Sun.: 8:00am                     
Mon.: 6:40am
Tues. / Wed.: 6:45am        
Thurs.(Thanksgiving Day): 8:00am
Fri: 6:45am
 
Mincha / Maariv: Sun.: 4:10pm
 
Mincha:
Mon.-Thurs: 1:05pm at Ohr HaTorah, 7020 N Green Bay Ave
 
Maariv:
Mon-Thurs.: 7:30pm at ASKT
 
Next Friday, Nov. 23
Candle Lighting: 4:03pm  
Mincha: 4:05pm
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up

Kiddush Levana: Last time for Kiddush Levana is Thursday night Nov. 22 at 8:46 pm
 
Kiddush
Kiddush this Shabbat - still unsponsored
 
Kiddush Next Shabbat is Co-Sponsored by Jerry and Debbie Wicentowski and Bob Rabinoff
 
We are in need of a sponsor for future kiddushes - 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.  You can contact Judy Baruch, jsbaruch@gmail.com
Cholent Madness 5779:
Week 2: Dial C for Cholent vs. The Man who Chew Too Much (Cholent)

Contact Rabbi Kalmar if you are interested in participating in the 2018-2019 cholent contest. Compete for your chance at eternal Cholent glory and your name on the ASKT Cholent Cup!  This year the shul will once again be supporting the purchase of cholent for those who advance to the second round.  Email Rabbi Kalmar if you would like to enter - and make sure to come up with your own original cholent name.  rabbikalmar@asktshul.com
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: Brian Pack and David Hallerman

Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Nov. 17
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Chullin): Phil Arieff and Ben Karan

10:30am: Sermon: Rabbi Wes Kalmar

Shabbos Morning Groups
There will be Shabbos morning groups this week at 10:30am
Rabbi Betzalel Karan’s group will meet downstairs in the social hall. We ask that adults present in the social hall take care not to disturb the groups
Groups for Torah for Tots will be upstairs in small shul led by Aviva Bergtrom. 
 
Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Chullin): Rabbi Wes Kalmar
 
Mon., Nov. 19th at 7:45 pm: ASKT Beit Midrash - Our first evening was a great hit so we are doing it again.  Come join us for a Rashi/Parsha skills class - Rashi: Rabban Shel Yisrael or learn with a friend or your kids. 
 
Tues., Nov. 20 at 12:15pm at the JCC: Lunch and Learn, Sefer Shmuel Bet: “David – King of Israel: “The Beginning of His Reign” Class 6

Wed., Nov. 21 at 12:10 pm at ASKT: Prime Prayer - Amidah Explained - Blessing #14 "Jerusalem" with Rabbi Kalmar
 
Announcements
Refuah Sheleimah to Rachel Cornfield - Rochel bat Chasha

Refuah Sheleimah to Nachshon Meir ben Temima Chaya Sarah Shlomit
 
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

Take time to meet our Playtime Supervisor
Playtime supervisor Lia Hutchins, will be hanging out in the social hall with kids when they are not in groups between 10 am and 1 pm on Shabbat mornings.  If you have not met her yet - please take some time to introduce yourself and make her feel welcome.

Backyard of ASKT: For safety reasons, during the construction & repair of the fence & backyard kids will not be allowed in the backyard, & it is cordoned off. Thank you for your patience as we work on this improvement project!

Shul Office Hours: Mon: 10am-1pm and 5-7pm,Tues, Wed and Fri.: 10am-3pm
 
ASKT Website Exciting Updates
ASKT in the News Webpage: is up and running at the ASKT website - please click or go to  https://www.asktshul.org/askt_in_the_news  to read previous articles featuring ASKT history news and members.
 
ASKT Kosher in Milwaukee  is on the website - check it out at https://www.asktshul.org/kosher 
 
ASKT Kosher in Chicago is now up on the website! check it out at https://www.asktshul.org/kosher-in-chicago.html
 
ASKT Bulletin is on the Website - click or go to https://www.asktshul.org/bulletin anytime for the latest version of the ASKT bulletin. 
 
ASKT Acceptable Kosher Symbols is on the Website - check it out https://www.asktshul.org/kashrut.html
 
This Week
Volunteer Fence Day - Sun., Nov. 18th, 8:45am: We are on the home stretch but have our biggest volunteer day left. Assuming weather patterns cooperate, we will be having the last big push to get this done. Since this is where we'll be fastening the fence rails & stiles up and have a lot of ground to cover (about 500 boards to screw in), this is the most important one to show up for. Adam Hellman is expecting this to be a 4 hour activity, assuming we have good turnout.
Sun., Nov. 18: ASKT Bucket Raffle!   2pm-4:30pm: preview of raffle prizes, 4:30-6:00pm: open bidding, 6:00pm: raffle prize winners announced. Grand prize: 2 tickets to Israel, Grand Prize: Artscroll Talmud Bavli, Grand Prize: autographed Packers football. There will also be a 50/50 raffle!!
Mon., Nov. 19th at 7:45 pm: Next ASKT Beit Midrash - Our first evening was a great hit so we are doing it again.  Come join us for a Rashi/Parsha skills class - Rashi: Rabban Shel Yisrael or learn with a friend or your kids.
Tues., Nov. 20 at 12:15pm at the JCC: Lunch and Learn, Sefer Shmuel Bet: “David – King of Israel: “The Beginning of His Reign” Class 6

Wed., Nov. 21 at 12:10 pm at ASKT: Prime Prayer - Amidah Explained - Blessing #14 with Rabbi Kalmar
 
Upcoming
Sun., Dec. 2 at 6pm: ASKT’s Annual Chanukah Party: Pizza, Latkes, Fun for Kids and Adults! Balloon Expert Half Twisted-Half Knot will be there and we'll be doing a Jewish Family Feud. Details to follow.
 
Tues., Dec.11th at 7:45pm at ASKT: Dr. Michelle Shain, Associate Research Scientist at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University (& daughter of Phyllis Robbins) will speak on  “Anti-Semitism on the College Campus”
 
Save the Date
March 8-10, 2019: Scholars in Residence Weekend at ASKT - Rebbetzin Smadar Rosensweig, adjunct assistant professor of Bible at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women and Rabbi Michael Rosensweig - Rosh Yeshiva - Yeshiva University
 
Community Events
Sun., Dec. 9 at 4:00pm: Grand Torah Celebration: Kohl Family Synagogue and Peck Hall of Ovation Jewish Home. The celebration will include escorting the new Torah into the building.
 
Thank You
Thank you to TAM students:  Rebecca Kalmar, Dassi Saltzman, Puah Israel, Irene Truitt, Nechama Fraidl Stein and Dini Gilden for helping out at ASKT on Wed. morning, Nov. 7. The ladies helped label and catalog in the shul kitchen and library and organized the children’s play area.
 
Committee Corner
Summary of November 4, 2018 Executive Committee meeting:

Shul SecurityThe Security Committee is being reconstituted to address security issues.  ASKT will participate in security training being developed by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation for local synagogues and organizations.   

Shul Website: The shul website is continuing to be upgraded to increase ease of use and to be a valuable resource for members and others.

Youth Programming:  We are working on a youth minyan, youth programming, special needs supervision, and toddler programming.

Fund Raising:  Several fund raising activities are in the works, including the upcoming bucket raffle.  ASKT will hold its Charidy [sic] fund raiser mid-January, 2019.

Playground Landscaping:  Playground landscaping is expected to be completed this fall. 
 
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

ASKT is participating in SCRIP: SCRIP is now available through ASKT, give tzedakah while doing your regular shopping (groceries, gas, online shopping, etc)! 1. Go to ShopWithScrip.com and select Join a Program.
2. Enter our organization’s enrollment code: 76FAFF8961L28
3. Link your bank account to enroll in online payments and place your first order. Have a question? Contact our coordinator Sima Sendyk at: simafarekas@gmail.com

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.

Parshat Toldot - November 9 / 10, 2018

11/08/2018 12:51:09 AM

Nov8

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Shabbat Davening Schedule

Fri., Nov. 9
Candle Lighting: 4:15pm
Mincha: 4:20pm 


Shabbat, Nov. 10

Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:07am)
Mincha: 4:10pm
Havdallah: 5:15pm

Weekday Davening Schedule
Shacharit
Sun.: 8:00am
Mon. / Thurs.: 6:40am
Tues. / Wed. / Fri: 6:45am
 
Mincha / Maariv: Sun.: 4:15pm
 
Mincha:
Mon.-Thurs: 1:05pm at Ohr HaTorah, 7020 N Green Bay Ave
 
Maariv:
Mon-Thurs.: 7:30pm at ASKT
 
Next Friday, Nov. 16
Candle Lighting: 4:08pm
Mincha: 4:10pm
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up
 
Kiddush
Kiddush this Shabbat Shabbat is co-sponsored by Yaffa and Phillip Arieff in memory of all of their nifterey Kislev, and by Ben and Sara Karan, Ken and Robyn Karan, and Joel and Chana Eckhardt in memory of their mother, Beatrice Karan A'H [Bina bat Simcha] and by Eliezer Smilovici in memory of Eliezer’s wife, and Sara’s mom, Beatrice Smilovici A'H [Batsheva bat Mark]
 
Kiddush Next Shabbat - still unsponsored
 
We are in need of a sponsor for future kiddushes - 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.  You can contact Judy Baruch,
jsbaruch@gmail.com
 
Cholent Madness 5779:
Week 2: Will continue next week.  Congratulations to Week 1 winner - Cholent A. 
 
Contact Rabbi Kalmar if you are interested in participating in the 2018-2019 cholent contest. Compete for your chance at eternal Cholent glory and your name on the ASKT Cholent Cup!  This year the shul will once again be supporting the purchase of cholent for those who advance to the second round.  Email Rabbi Kalmar if you would like to enter - and make sure to come up with your own original cholent name. 
rabbikalmar@asktshul.com  
 
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: Ben Karan, Phil Arieff, Alex Miller

Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Nov. 10
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Chullin): Phil Arieff and Ben Karan

10:30am: Sermon: Rabbi Wes Kalmar

Shabbos Morning Groups
There will be Shabbos morning groups this week at 10:30am
Rabbi Betzalel Karan will lead a group in the small shul
There will be groups for the little ones downstairs in the playroom.
 
Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Chullin): Rabbi Wes Kalmar
 
Tues., Nov. 13 at 12:15pm at the JCC: Lunch and Learn, Sefer Shmuel Bet: “David – King of Israel: “The Beginning of His Reign” Class 5

Tues., Nov. 13 at 7:00pm at the home of Deborah Kalmar, 6737 N. Atwahl Ladies Tehillim for Rosh Chodesh Kislev
 
Wed., Nov. 14 at 12:10 pm at ASKT: Prime Prayer - Amidah Explained - Blessing #13 with Rabbi Kalmar
 
Announcements
Refuah Sheleimah to Rachel Cornfield - Rochel bat Chasha

Refuah Sheleimah to Nachshon Meir ben Temima Chaya Sarah Shlomit
 
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
 
Condolences to Kaveh and Krista Shabetai on the passing of Kaveh’s grandmother, Tovah Shabetai
 
Take time to meet our Playtime Supervisor
Playtime supervisor Lia Hutchins, will be hanging out in the social hall with kids when they are not in groups between 10 am and 1 pm on Shabbat mornings.  If you have not met her yet - please take some time to introduce yourself and make her feel welcome.

Backyard of ASKT: For safety reasons, during the construction & repair of the fence & backyard kids will not be allowed in the backyard, & it is cordoned off. Thank you for your patience as we work on this improvement project!

Shul Office Hours: Tues and Wed: 10am-3pm, Fri.: 10am-3pm

Carrie Barbakoff will be away on vacation through Mon., November 12, returning Tues., November 13. She will also be out of the office on Thursday, Nov. 15
 
ASKT Website Exciting Updates
ASKT in the News Webpage: is up and running at the ASKT website - please click or go to  
https://www.asktshul.org/askt_in_the_news  to read previous articles featuring ASKT history news and members.
 
ASKT Kosher in Milwaukee  is on the website - check it out at 
https://www.asktshul.org/kosher 
 
ASKT Kosher in Chicago is now up on the website! check it out at 
https://www.asktshul.org/kosher-in-chicago.html
 
ASKT Bulletin is on the Website - click or go to 
https://www.asktshul.org/bulletin anytime for the latest version of the ASKT bulletin.
WITS Wednesday Night Beis Medresh Program - for 4th grade - 8th grade boys 6 pm - 7:15 pm 45 minutes of learning and 30 minutes of shmoozing/snacking. Questions? Talk to Rabbi Kalmar
 
This Week
Tues., Nov. 13 at 12:15pm at the JCC: Lunch and Learn, Sefer Shmuel Bet: “David – King of Israel: “The Beginning of His Reign” Class 5
 
Tues., Nov. 13 at 7:00pm at the home of Deborah Kalmar, 6737 N. Atwahl Ladies Tehillim for Rosh Chodesh Kislev

Wed., Nov. 14 at 12:10 pm at ASKT: Prime Prayer - Amidah Explained - Blessing #13 with Rabbi Kalmar

Fri., Nov. 16 from 9:30am-noon: High school students from Winneconne High School will be at ASKT for a HERC program
 
Upcoming
Volunteer Fence Day - Sun., Nov. 18th, 8:45am: We are on the home stretch but have our biggest volunteer day left. Assuming weather patterns cooperate, we will be having the last big push to get this done on: Sun., Nov. 18th. Since this is where we'll be fastening the fence rails & stiles up and have a lot of ground to cover (about 500 boards to screw in), this is the most important one to show up for. I'm expecting this to be a 4 hour activity, assuming we have good turnout. Adam Hellman will have more details as we get closer to the date.
Sun., Nov. 18: ASKT Bucket Raffle!   2pm-4:30pm: preview of raffle prizes, 4:30-6:00pm: open bidding, 6:00pm: raffle prize winners announced. Grand prize: 2 tickets to Israel, Grand Prize: Artscroll Talmud Bavli, Grand Prize: autographed Packers football. There will also be a 50/50 raffle!!
Buy tickets before Nov. 15 for early bird packages:
$80 buys $100 in tix
$100 buys $130 in tix
$125 buys $175 in tix
Go to:
https://www.asktshul.org/event/asktbucketraffle to purchase tickets

Click Here to select which prizes you would like to have your tickets entered to win on the $25, $10 and $5 tables

Click Here to view the prizes on each of the $25, $10 and $5 tables
 
Mon., Nov. 19th at 7:45 pm: Next ASKT Beit Midrash - Our first evening was a great hit so we are doing it again.  Come join us for a Rashi/Parsha skills class - Rashi: Rabban Shel Yisrael or learn with a friend or your kids.
 
Save the Date
March 8-10, 2019: Scholars in Residence Weekend at ASKT - Rebbetzin Smadar Rosensweig, adjunct assistant professor of Bible at Yeshiva University's Stern College for Women and Rabbi Michael Rosensweig - Rosh Yeshiva - Yeshiva University
 
Community Events
Sun., Dec. 9 at 4:00pm: Grand Torah Celebration: Kohl Family Synagogue and Peck Hall of Ovation Jewish Home. The celebration will include escorting the new Torah into the building.
 
Thank You
Big thank you to those that came out and helped out Sunday morning, Nov. 4 (Adam Hellman, David Hallerman, Simcha Karan, Travis Gaines, Carl Crawford, Scott Noll, Yoni Sendyk, and Jerry Blumberg), they got the fence posts set into place, plumbed up & back-filled w/ concrete & dirt. It was muddy, wet & sloppy so special thanks for sharing in that experience. Just look at those beautiful posts!
 
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

ASKT is participating in SCRIP: SCRIP is now available through ASKT, give tzedakah while doing your regular shopping (groceries, gas, online shopping, etc)! 1. Go to ShopWithScrip.com and select Join a Program.
2. Enter our organization’s enrollment code: 76FAFF8961L28
3. Link your bank account to enroll in online payments and place your first order. Have a question? Contact our coordinator Sima Sendyk at:
simafarekas@gmail.com

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.

Parshat Chayei Sara / Birkat HaChodesh - Nov. 2/3

11/02/2018 01:14:22 PM

Nov2

Click Here for the Print Version of the Bulletin
 

Shabbat Davening Schedule
Fri., Nov. 2
Candle Lighting: 5:24pm
Mincha: 5:25pm

Shabbat, Nov. 3
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 10:01am)
Mincha: 5:20pm
Havdallah: 6:24pm

Weekday Davening Schedule
Shacharit
Sun.: 8:00am
Mon.: 6:40am
Tues./Wed.: 6:45am
Thurs. and Fri. (Rosh Chodesh Kislev): 6:30am
 
Mincha / Maariv: Sun.: 4:25pm
 
Mincha:
Mon.-Thurs: 1:05pm at Ohr HaTorah, 7020 N Green Bay Ave
 
Maariv:
Mon-Thurs.: 7:30pm at ASKT
 
Next Friday, Nov. 9
Candle Lighting: 4:15pm
Mincha: 4:20pm
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up

NOTE: Saturday night, November 3rd daylight savings time ends and we move our clocks back at 2am
 
Kiddush
Kiddush this Shabbat is not yet sponsored
 
Kiddush Next Shabbat is co-sponsored by Sara and Ben Karan, Chana and Joel Eckhardt, Kenny and Robyn Karan, Eliezer Smilivici, and Phil and Yaffa Arieff
 
We are in need of a sponsor for future kiddushes - 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.  You can contact Judy Baruch,
jsbaruch@gmail.com
 
Cholent Madness 5779:
Week 1: Cholent A vs. OK…it is Flat Cholent
 
Contact Rabbi Kalmar if you are interested in participating in the 2018-2019 cholent contest. Compete for your chance at eternal Cholent glory and your name on the ASKT Cholent Cup!  This year the shul will once again be supporting the purchase of cholent for those who advance to the second round.  Email Rabbi Kalmar if you would like to enter - and make sure to come up with your own original cholent name. 
rabbikalmar@asktshul.com
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, Joel Eckhardt, Stan Wynn

Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Nov. 3
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Chullin): Phil Arieff and Ben Karan

10:30am: Sermon: Rabbi Wes Kalmar "It's Not Normal" - in the Presence of HaKodesh Baruch Hu"  - Responses to the Shooting in Pittsburgh

Shabbos Morning Groups
There will be Shabbos morning groups this week at 10:30am
Rabbi Betzalel Karan will lead a group in the small shul
 
Following Kiddush, this Shabbat, Nov. 3
Rabbi Kalmar will be leading a discussion - "Talking to our children (Pre-school through college ages) and ourselves about last Shabbat's horrific events"
 
Shabbat Afternoon Class
4:15pm: Rabbi Levine will give a class at the home of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Levine, 2217 Green Tree Rd.
 
Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Chullin): Rabbi Wes Kalmar
 
Tues., Nov. 6 at 12:15pm at the JCC: Lunch and Learn, Sefer Shmuel Bet: “David – King of Israel: “The Beginning of His Reign” Class 4
 
Wed., Nov. 7 at 12:10 pm at ASKT: Return of Prime Prayer - Amidah Explained - Blessing #12 with Rabbi Kalmar
 
Announcements
Refuah Sheleimah to Rachel Cornfield - Rochel bat Chasha

Refuah Sheleimah to Nachshon Meir ben Temima Chaya Sarah Shlomit
 
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
 
Welcome Lieutenant  Chris Eichhorn, a member of the Glendale Police Department who has been hired to protect our synagogue this Shabbat morning.
 
Take time to meet our new Playtime Supervisor
Last week many of you had a chance to meet our new playtime supervisor Lia Hutchins.  She will be hanging out in the social hall with kids when they are not in groups between 10 am and 1 pm on Shabbat mornings.  If you have not met her yet - please take some time to introduce yourself and make her feel welcome.

Backyard of ASKT: For safety reasons, during the construction & repair of the fence & backyard kids will not be allowed in the backyard, & it is cordoned off. Thank you for your patience as we work on this improvement project!

Shul Office Hours: Mon and Wed-10am-3pm, Tues: 10am-1pm and 5-7pm
 
Carrie Barbakoff will be away on vacation from Thurs., November 8 through Mon., November 12, returning Tues., November 13.
 
ASKT in the News Webpage: is up and running at the ASKT website - please click or go to  
https://www.asktshul.org/askt_in_the_news  to read previous articles featuring ASKT history news and members.
 
ASKT Bulletin is on the Website - click or go to 
https://www.asktshul.org/bulletin anytime for the latest version of the ASKT bulletin.
 
Tues., Nov. 6: Remember to vote! It’s important!

WITS Wednesday Night Beis Medresh Program  - for 4th grade - 8th grade boys  6 pm - 7:15 pm  45 minutes of learning and 30 minutes of shmoozing/snacking. Questions? Ask Rabbi Kalmar
 
This Week
Sun., Nov. 4 at 10:30am: Stone Dedication for Betty Koren o'bm, wife of Seymour Koren and mother of Allen and Michael (Tova) Koren. Second Home Cemetery, 3705 S 43rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53220
Tues., Nov. 6 at 12:15pm at the JCC: Lunch and Learn, Sefer Shmuel Bet: “David – King of Israel: “The Beginning of His Reign” Class 4
Wed., Nov. 7 1 at 12:10 pm at ASKT: Return of Prime Prayer - Amidah Explained - Blessing #12 with Rabbi Kalmar
 
Upcoming
Fri., Nov. 16 from 9:30am-noon: High school students from Winneconne High School will be at ASKT for a HERC program

Mon., Nov. 19th at 7:45 pm: Next ASKT Beit Midrash - Our first evening was a great hit so we are doing it again.  Come join us for a Rashi/Parsha skills class - Rashi: Rabban Shel Yisrael or learn with a friend or your kids. 
 
Save the Date
Sun., Nov. 18: ASKT Bucket Raffle!   2pm-4:30pm: preview of raffle prizes, 4:30-6:00pm: open bidding, 6:00pm: raffle prize winners announced. Grand Prize: autographed Packers football
There will also be a 50/50 raffle!!
Buy tickets before Nov. 15 for early bird packages:
$80 buys $100 in tix
$100 buys $130 in tix
$125 buys $175 in tix
Go to:
https://www.asktshul.org/event/asktbucketraffle to purchase tickets
 
Community Events
Sun., Dec. 9 at 4:00pm: Grand Torah Celebration: Kohl Family Synagogue and Peck Hall of Ovation Jewish Home. The celebration will include escorting the new Torah into the building.
 
Thank You
Thank you to all those who played football and ate hot dogs last week at our annual flag football game.  That was rough!
 
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

ASKT is participating in SCRIP: SCRIP is now available through ASKT, give tzedakah while doing your regular shopping (groceries, gas, online shopping, etc)!
1. Go to ShopWithScrip.com and select Join a Program.
2. Enter our organization’s enrollment code: 76FAFF8961L28
3. Link your bank account to enroll in online payments and place your first order.
Have a question? Contact our coordinator Sima Sendyk at:
simafarekas@gmail.com
 
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.
We join the Pittsburgh community in mourning for the 11 slain last Shabbat:
Joyce Feinberg – Yiddis Bultcha bat Aba Menachem.
Jerry Rabinowitz – Yehudah ben Yechezkel
David Rosenthal – Dovid ben Eliezer
Cecil Rosenthal – Chaim ben Eliezer
Irving Younger – Yitzchok Chaim ben Menachem
Dan Stein – Daniel Avrom ben Baruch
Rose Mallinger – Raizel bast Avrohom
Richard Gottfried – Yosef ben Chaim
Bernice Simon – Beila Rochel bat Moshe
Sylvan Simon – Zalman Shachna ben Menachem Mendel
Mel Wax – Moshe Gadol ben Yosef

Parshat Vayera - Oct. 26 / 27, 2018

10/26/2018 12:23:55 PM

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Click Here for the Print Version of the Bulletin
 

Shabbat Davening Schedule
Fri., Oct. 26
Candle Lighting: 5:33pm
Mincha: 5:35pm 

Shabbat, Oct. 27
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:58am)
Mincha: 5:30pm
Havdallah: 6:33pm

Weekday Davening Schedule
Shacharit
Sun.: 8:00am
Mon. / Thurs.: 6:40am
Tues./Wed./Fri.: 6:45am
 
Mincha / Maariv
Sun.: 5:35pm
 
Mincha:
Mon.-Thurs: 1:05pm at Ohr HaTorah, 7020 N Green Bay Ave
 
Maariv:
Mon-Thurs.: 7:30pm at ASKT
 
Next Friday, Nov. 2nd
Candle Lighting: 5:24pm
Mincha: 5:25pm
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up

Kiddush:
Kiddush this Shabbat is not yet sponsored.
 
Kiddush Next Shabbat is not yet sponsored.
 
We are in need of a sponsor for future kiddushes - 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.  You can contact Judy Baruch, jsbaruch@gmail.com
Cholent Madness 5779: Contact Rabbi Kalmar if you are interested in participating in the 2018-2019 cholent contest. The first round will begin November 3rd.  Compete for your chance at eternal Cholent glory and your name on the ASKT Cholent Cup!  This year the shul will once again be supporting the purchase of cholent for those who advance to the second round.  Email Rabbi Kalmar if you would like to enter - and make sure to come up with your own original cholent name.  rabbikalmar@asktshul.com  
 
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

Seudah Shlishit Duty: Eric Pullin, Alan Rosenthal, Jerry Wicentowski

Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Oct. 27
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Chullin): Phil Arieff and Ben Karan

10:30am: Sermon: Rabbi Wes Kalmar

Shabbos Morning Groups
There will be Shabbos morning groups this week at 10:30am
Rabbi Betzalel Karan will lead a group in the small shul
 
Shabbat, Oct. 27 at the end of Kiddush
Rabbi Kalmar will be leading a discussion entitled: “Positive Parenting for All Ages: Can we really learn any from the Akeidah?”
 
Shabbat Afternoon Class
4:30pm: Rabbi Levine will give a class at the home of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Levine, 2217 Green Tree Rd.
 
Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Chullin): Rabbi Wes Kalmar
 
Tues., Oct. 30 at 12:15pm at the JCC: Lunch and Learn, Sefer Shmuel Bet: “David – King of Israel: “The Beginning of His Reign” Class 3
 
Thurs., Nov. 1 at 1:30 pm at ASKT: Return of Prime Prayer - Amidah Explained - Blessing #11 - "Justice" with Rabbi Kalmar
 
Announcements
Refuah Sheleimah to Rachel Cornfield - Rochel bat Chasha

Refuah Sheleimah to Nachshon Meir ben Temima Chaya Sarah Shlomit
 
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 grandparents Robin Benedon and Bill Benedon on the birth of a baby girl, Dorothy (Dottie) Hannah, Chana Batya, born to Carrie Benedon and Matt Sienkiewicz
 
Mazel Tov to grandparents Bob and Becky Michels on the birth of a baby girl born to Warren and Sarah Alperstein

Welcome to Playtime Supervisor
 
We want to welcome playtime supervisor Lia Hutchins who will be hanging out in the social hall with kids when they are not in groups between 10 am and 1 pm on Shabbat mornings   

Backyard of ASKT: For safety reasons, during the construction & repair of the fence & backyard kids will not be allowed in the backyard, & it is cordoned off. Thank you for your patience as we work on this improvement project!

Shul Office Hours: Mon-Wed-Fri: 10am-3pm, Tues-Thurs: 10am-1pm and 5-7pm
 
Kosher in Wisconsin Webpage: is up and running at the ASKT website - please click here to access to find information or submit reviews

Welcome Back
Jerry Blumberg is here through December 31st.
 
This Week
Sun., Oct. 28: Annual Flag Football Game Meet at 10:30am at ASKT: Flag Football at Kletzsch Park followed by hot dog (and vegetarian) lunch  RSVP to asktshul@gmail.com
Tues., Oct. 30 at 12:15pm at the JCC: Lunch and Learn, Sefer Shmuel Bet: “David – King of Israel: “The Beginning of His Reign” Class 3
Wed., Oct. 31 at 7:45pm: ASKT Beit Midrash: Come and study Torah at ASKT in a warm and friendly atmosphere! Open to experienced learners and novices alike - men and women. Parents are encouraged to learn with their children.  Come for the Rashi on the parsha class or study with your chavrutah (study partner) or let us know you’d like to find a chavrutah and we’ll help make it happen. 
Schedule:
7:30: Ma’ariv 
7:45: Sichat Musar on the parsha with Rabbi Kalmar
7:55: Chavrutah study time 
7:55: “Rabban Shel Yisrael - Rabbi for all of Israel - a class of Rashi skills on the Parsha of the week.” We will work on understanding some key Rashis from the weekly parsha while learning to read Rashi, Rashi script, and attempting to understand the depth of what questions motivated Rashi to make his comments. 
8:40: 3 minute Dvar Torah
Thurs., Nov. 1 at 1:30 pm at ASKT: Return of Prime Prayer - Amidah Explained - Blessing #11 - "Justice" with Rabbi Kalmar
 
Upcoming
Sun., Nov. 4 at 10:30am: Stone Dedication for Betty Koren o'bm, wife of Seymour Koren and mother of Allen and Michael (Tova) Koren. Second Home Cemetery, 3705 S 43rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53220

Fri., Nov. 16 from 9:30am-noon: High school students from Winneconne High School will be at ASKT for a HERC program
 
Save the Date
Sun., Nov. 18: ASKT Bucket Raffle!   2pm-4:30pm: preview of raffle prizes, 4:30-6:00pm: open bidding, 6:00pm: raffle prize winners announced. Grand prize: 2 tickets to Israel, Grand Prize: Artscroll Talmud Bavli
Buy tickets before Nov. 15 for early bird packages:
$80 buys $100 in tix
$100 buys $130 in tix
$125 buys $175 in tix
Go to: https://www.asktshul.org/event/asktbucketraffle to purchase tickets
We are asking all of our members to donate, whether it is an item, time or talent, please email: asktshul@gmail.com to let us know what you are planning to donate.
 
Community Events
Sun., Dec. 9 at 4:00pm: Grand Torah Celebration: Kohl Family Synagogue and Peck Hall of Ovation Jewish Home. The celebration will include escorting the new Torah into the building.
 
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

ASKT is participating in SCRIP: SCRIP is now available through ASKT, give tzedakah while doing your regular shopping (groceries, gas, online shopping, etc)!
1. Go to ShopWithScrip.com and select Join a Program.
2. Enter our organization’s enrollment code: 76FAFF8961L28
3. Link your bank account to enroll in online payments and place your first order.
Have a question? Contact our coordinator Sima Sendyk at: simafarekas@gmail.com
 
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.
Sat, November 17 2018 9 Kislev 5779