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Parshat Ki Tisa / Shabbat Parah - March 13 / 14, 2020

03/13/2020 03:02:37 PM

Mar13

Click Here for the Print Version of the Bulletin
 
Friday, March 13
Candle Lighting: 6:38pm
Mincha / Maariv: 6:40pm
 
Shabbat, March 14
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 10:03am)
Mincha: 6:35pm
Havdallah: 7:38pm
 
Week Day Davening Schedule
Shacharit:
Sunday: 8:00am 
Mon. / Thurs.: 6:40am
Tues., Wed., Fri.: 6:45am
 
Mincha / Maariv:
Sun-Thurs  6:45 pm

Next Friday, March 20
Mincha/Maariv: 6:50pm
Candle Lighting: 6:47pm
 
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up
 
Kiddush
This Shabbat: We are highlighting Shabbat Hospitality and encouraging families to host others in our community for lunch on Shabbat. There will be a minimalist kiddush that week in shul.
 
In light of the ongoing health concerns, if you are feeling unwell, or have a cough, please refrain from attending shul or being a guest at someone's home.
 
Next Shabbat: Kiddush is sponsored by Phyllis and Richard Robbins celebrating their March birthdays, anniversary and retirement.

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: Eric Pullin and Betzalel Karan
Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, March 14
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Gittin):
 
10:30am: Sermon, “The Two Tablets and Covid 19 - A Plan of Action?” Rabbi Kalmar
 
Shabbos Morning Groups:
10:30 am: Torah for Tots: will be run this week in the small shul/library/office, the shomeret is Rebecca Kalmar
 
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
We ask that adults take care not to disturb the groups
 
Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Gittin)
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., March 17: at 12:15pm, at the JCC, in the 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
 
We want to welcome Rafi and Leora Massey who are visiting from Lincolnwood to look at our community.  The Masseys will be moving to the Milwaukee area in the Spring/Summer.
 
Lost and Found bin and in the coat room: Please come and claim your stuff by Monday, March 16th
 
Carrie Barbakoff, Administrative Coordinator has fractured her wrist, please bear with her as she continues 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
 
ASKT Cholim List: We are making a new Cholim (sick) list, please submit or resubmit names for the list by Friday, March 13th
 
Proposed Mission Statement: “Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah is an Orthodox synagogue welcoming a diverse Jewish population.  We foster prayer, learning, personal growth, a sense of community and a strong love for the State of Israel, all 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.
 
Need A Few Good Men - 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! 
 
Passover Food Drive: The annual collection of Passover food for the Community Passover Food Drive will be from Sun., March 15- Mon., March 30, 2020 Products needed, must have kosher certification for Passover, include matzo, canned gefilte fish, matzo ball soup mix and grape juice in plastic containers. A bin will be located in the synagogue lobby
 
This Week
Shabbat, March 14: Hospitality Shabbat - We are highlighting Shabbat Hospitality and have encouraged families to host others in our community for lunch this Shabbat.
 
Tues., March 17 at 12:15pm at the JCC 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.
 
Wed., March 18: Torah on Tap at 8:00 pm at The Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale
 
Save the Date
Sun., March 22 at 9:30am: Chometz Scavenger Hunt - with Rabbi Kalmar - for ages 1-9
 
Fri., April 24- Sun., April 26: YU Fellows will be in Glendale
 
Fri., May 15th – Shabbat, May 16th:  Scholar in residence Mrs Rachel Kosowsky
 
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.
 
Salute to Jewish Educators’: has been postponed
 
TAM Banquet: has been postponed
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Each Shabbat morning from 9:00am – 10:00am: 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

Thank you to Ariel Singer and Talia Hellman and Mazi Karan and Lauralyn Noll for all of their help putting together and organizing our beautiful Mishloach Manot.  A big thank you as well to those that helped with the packing and delivery of the Mishloach Manot.
 
Thank you to Inna Pullin, Deborah Kalmar, Robin Benedon, Ben Karan, and Steve Baruch for putting together our nighttime Purim meal.
 
Thank you to Krista and Kaveh Shabtaie, Yael and Yosef Gaines, Deborah Kalmar, Ben Karan and Steve Baruch for helping to put together the Purim Seudah.
 
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, March 13): Samuel I, 20 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Nach Yomi: (Shabbat, March 14): Samuel I, 21 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Daf Yomi: (Shabbat, March 14): Shabbat Daf 8

Parshat Tetzaveh / Shabbat Zachor - March 6/7 / Purim - March 9/10, 2020

03/06/2020 12:04:12 PM

Mar6

 
“Inspiration and Summary from Nach Yomi” with Rabbi Kalmar
Shmuel I - 13
“Subverting our Logic to the Will of the Almighty"
“Inspiration and Summary from Nach Yomi” with Rabbi Kalmar
Shmuel I - 14
“Virtue of Patience”
 
Click Here for the Print Version of the Bulletin
 
Shabbat Davening Schedule
Friday, March 6
Candle Lighting: 5:30pm
Mincha / Maariv: 5:35pm
 
Shabbat, March 7
Shacharit: 9:00am* (Shema: 9:10am)
*There will be a second reading of Parshat Zachor following kiddush
Mincha: 5:30pm
Havdallah: 6:32pm
 
Week Day Davening Schedule
Sunday:
(NOTE: Daylight savings time begins)
Shacharit: 8:00am
Mincha / Maariv: 6:35pm
Purim פורים     Schedule
Taanit Esther – Monday, March 9
Fast starts: 5:49am, Fast ends: 7:22pm
6:30am: Shacharit

Purim Evening – Monday, March 9
6:25pm: Mincha, followed by Maariv, 7:20pm: Family Fun Megillah Reading with the Purim Characters Voices, followed by break-fast
9:00pm: Second Megillah reading on Purim night

Purim Day – Tuesday, March 10
6:15am: Shacharit and First day time Megillah reading, (Megillah reading approximately: 6:45am)
9:45am: Second day time Megillah reading, 5:15pm: Third day time Megillah reading, 5:45pm: Mincha, 6:00pm: Purim Seudat Mitzvah (see below for details)
7:30pm: Maariv
Wednesday:
Shacharit: 6:45am
Mincha / Maariv: 6:40pm

Thursday:
Shacharit: 6:40am
Mincha / Maariv 6:40pm

Next Friday, March 13
Shacharit: 6:45am
Mincha/Maariv: 6:45pm
Candle Lighting: 6:39pm
 
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up
 
Kiddush Levanah:  The final time for the sanctification of the New Moon of Adar is the entire night of Sunday March 8th
 
Kiddush
This Shabbat: Kiddush is not yet sponsored
Cholent competition, 2nd round: All Natural FlatCholent vs. Pro Bowl Primer
 
Next Shabbat: We are highlighting Shabbat Hospitality and encouraging families to host others in our community for lunch on Shabbat. There will be a minimalist kiddush that week in shul.

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 Tepper and Bob Rabinoff
Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, March 7
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Gittin):
 
10:30am: Sermon, “Getting Inspired and Doing Something about it”, Rabbi Kalmar
 
Shabbos Morning Groups:
10:30 am: Torah for Tots: will be run this week in the small shul/library/office by Ellie Posner, the shomeret is Frieda Aaronson
 
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)
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., March 10: NOTE: NO Lunch and Learn, Lunch and Learn will resume March 17 at 12:15pm
 
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
 
Condolences to Brian and Harriet Pack on the passing of Brian’s mother, Mildred Pack, z’l. Shiva Saturday night, March 7 from 7-10pm at 1850 W. Wayside Drive Glendale, Wisconsin
 
We wish condolences to the family of our beloved member, Dr. Alan Shlimovitz, o'bm.
 
Rabbi Kalmar will be on vacation Thursday, March 12th and Friday March 13th
 
Lost and Found bin and in the coat room: Please come and claim your stuff by Monday, March 16th
 
Carrie Barbakoff, Administrative Coordinator has fractured her wrist, please bear with her as she continues 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

ASKT Cholim List: We are making a new Cholim (sick) list, please submit or resubmit names for the list by Friday, March 13th
 
Mishloach manot: Do you need more mishloach manot for friends and family? There are extras that are available for sale for $10.00 each. Go to https://www.asktshul.org/payment.php and select “Additional Mishloach Manot”. You can also pay via check or cash. Pick up at ASKT on Monday, March 9.
 
Matanot L'evyonim: Please contact Rabbi Kalmar at rabbikalmar@asktshul.com to donate and fulfill the important mitzvah of Matanot L'evyonim (Funds for those in need) on Purim Day.  There are many people in need in our community and this is a day for helping them!
 
Proposed Mission Statement: “Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah is an Orthodox synagogue welcoming a diverse Jewish population.  We foster prayer, learning, personal growth, a sense of community and a strong love for the State of Israel, all 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.
 
Must vote by March 11th!  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 Coalition - Mizrachi - Vote Torah.
 
Need A Few Good Men - 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., March 10 at 6:00pm: Purim Seudah at ASKT, a Masquerade Party including face painting, balloons and magic show. Meat meal catered by Hannah’s kitchen (with vegetarian option) After March 3 pricing: $20 per adult, $14 per child (age 5-10), $7 per child (age 1-4)
 
Upcoming
Shabbat, March 14: Hospitality Shabbat - We will be highlighting Shabbat Hospitality and encouraging families to host others in our community for lunch on Shabbat. There will be a minimalist kiddush that week in shul.  If you would like to host or be hosted please email Rabbi Kalmar at rabbikalmar@asktshul.com       
 
Wed., March 18: Torah on Tap at 8:00 pm at The Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale
 
Save the Date
Sun., March 22 at 9:30am: Chometz Scavenger Hunt - with Rabbi Kalmar - for ages 1-9
 
Fri., April 24- Sun., April 26: YU Fellows will be in Glendale
 
Fri., May 15th – Shabbat, May 16th:  Scholar in residence Mrs Rachel Kosowsky
 
Community Announcements
Sun., March 8: The Milwaukee Chevra Kadisha will host a gathering from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the ASKT social hall to mark the yahrtzeit of Moshe Rabbeinu (OK, we're several days late), to honor Chevra Kadisha members, and to have a training and refresher session on doing taharas. All are welcome. 

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.

Sunday March 15: 3-5pm  CJL Salute to Jewish Educators’ This year, Steven Baruch, our member and Co-President and Former director of the Coalition for Jewish Learning is being honored with the Lifetime Impact Award.  Our member, Jodie Honigman is also being honored with a GIFT award.
To RSVP for the event go to: https://app.mobilecause.com/f/267f/n?vid=52c7k
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Each Shabbat morning from 9:00am – 10:00am: 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, March 6): Samuel I, 13 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Nach Yomi: (Shabbat, March 7): Samuel I, 14 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Daf Yomi: (Shabbat, March 7): Berachot Daf 64

Parshat Terumah - Feb. 28 / 29, 2020

02/28/2020 04:24:33 PM

Feb28

 
Dear Members,
In light of the spread of Coronavirus around the globe, I am sharing with you three different items.  One is a letter encouraging us all to pray for those affected by adding Psalms 130 at candlelighting time this evening. We will say it at shul as well between mincha and maariv.  The second is a letter of support for the Chinese American community which I signed.  The third is a health and Halacha oriented approach to precautions regarding the Coronavirus written by Rav Asher Bush from the RCA.

We wish a refuah Sheleimah to all those affected.
-Rabbi Wes Kalmar
Letter encouraging us to pray for those affected by Coronavirus / Psalm 130
Letter of Support for the Chinese American community
Health and Halacha Oriented Approach to Precautions regarding Coronavirus - RCA
 
Click Here for the Print Version of the Bulletin
 
Shabbat Davening Schedule
Friday, Feb. 28
Candle Lighting*: 5:21pm
Mincha / Maariv: 5:25pm

*after candle lighting, Recite Tehillim 130 on behalf of Coronavirus victims
 
Shabbat, Feb. 29
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:16am)
Mincha: 5:20pm
Havdallah: 6:21pm
 
Week Day Davening Schedule
Shacharit:
Sun.: 8:00am
Mon. / Thurs.: 6:40am
Tues. / Wed. / Fri.: 6:45am
 
Mincha/Maariv: 
Sun.: 5:25pm
Mon.-Thurs.: Mincha at Ohr Hatorah: 1:05pm
Maariv at ASKT: 7:30pm

Next Friday, March 6
Mincha/Maariv: 5:35pm
Candle Lighting: 5:29pm
 
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up
 
Kiddush Levanah:  The final time for the sanctification of the New Moon of Adar is the entire night of Sunday March 8th
Kiddush
This Shabbat: Kiddush is a Sit Down Meat Kiddush Lunch Sponsored by Deborah Kalmar to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Dr. Martin Kalmar ob’m
 
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: Simcha Singer and Travis Gaines
Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Feb. 29
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Gittin):
 
10:30am: Sermon, “When the World Gets Tougher - Give of Yourself”, Rabbi Kalmar
 
Shabbos Morning Groups:
10:30 am: Torah for Tots: will be run this week in the small shul/library/office by Aviva Bergtrom, the shomer is Elisha Karan
 
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)
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., March 3 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.
 
Wed., March 4 at 7:30pm: Ladies Tehillim for Rosh Chodesh Adar at the home of Deborah Kalmar
 
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 continues 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
 
Condolences to Becky and Bob Michels on the passing of Becky’s mother, Carmen Carrillo, o'bm
 
Proposed Mission Statement: “Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah is an Orthodox synagogue welcoming a diverse Jewish population.  We foster prayer, learning, personal growth, a sense of community and a strong love of the State of Israel, all 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: Volunteers are needed for delivering shalach manot. If you are available please contact Ariel Singer at 518-859-6745 or email at arielewarren@gmail.com.
 
Matanot L'evyonim: Please contact Rabbi Kalmar at rabbikalmar@asktshul.com to donate and fulfill the important mitzvah of Matanot L'evyonim (Funds for those in need) on Purim Day.  There are many people in need in our community and this is a day for helping them!
 
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 Coalition - Mizrachi - Vote Torah.
 
Need A Few Good Men - 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., March 3 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.
 
Wed., March 4 at 7:30pm: Ladies Tehillim for Rosh Chodesh Adar at the home of Deborah Kalmar
 
Upcoming
Taanit Esther – Monday, March 9
Fast starts: 5:49am, 6:30am: Shacharit, Fast ends: 7:22pm

Purim Evening – Monday, March 9
6:25pm: Mincha, followed by Maariv, 7:20pm: Family Fun Megillah Reading with the Purim Characters Voices, followed by break fast
9:00pm: Second Megillah reading on Purim night

Purim Day – Tuesday, March 10
6:15am: Shacharit and First day time Megillah reading
(Megillah reading about 6:45am)
9:45am: Second day time Megillah reading, 5:15pm: Third day time Megillah reading, 5:45pm: Mincha, 6:00pm: Purim Seudat Mitzvah (see below for details)
7:30pm: Maariv
 
Tues., March 10 at 6:00pm: Purim Seudah at ASKT, a Masquerade Party including face painting, balloons and magic show. Meat meal catered by Hannah’s kitchen (with vegetarian option) RSVP by Tues., March 3 for early bird pricing:
$18 per adult, $12 per child (age 5-10), $7 per child (age 1-4),
After March 3: $20 per adult, $14 per child (age 5-10), $7 per child (age 1-4)
 
Save the Date
Shabbat, March 14: Hospitality Shabbat - We will be highlighting Shabbat Hospitality and encouraging families to host others in our community for lunch on Shabbat. There will be a minimalist kiddush that week in shul.  If you would like to host or be hosted please email Rabbi Kalmar at rabbikalmar@asktshul.com       
 
Wed., March 18: Torah on tap at 8:00 pm
 
Fri., May 15th – Shabbat, May 16th:  Scholar in residence Mrs Rachel Kosowsky
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.

Sunday March 15: 3-5pm  CJL Salute to Jewish Educators’ This year, Steven Baruch, our member and Co-President and Former director of the Coalition for Jewish Learning is being honored with the Lifetime Impact Award.  Our member, Jodie Honigman is also being honored with a GIFT award.
To RSVP for the event go to: https://app.mobilecause.com/f/267f/n?vid=52c7k
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Each Shabbat morning from 9:00am – 10:00am: 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
Thank you to: Matt and Mara Kleiman and Sara and Ben Karan for hosting the YU fellows, to Betzalel and Yaffa Karan for cooking and hosting the Friday night dinner, to Laura Karan, Yaffa Karan and Yael Gaines for helping to coordinate the YU fellows weekend and to Inna Pullin and Travis Gaines for cooking for the YU fellows 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, Feb. 28): Samuel I, 6 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Nach Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 29): Samuel I, 7 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Daf Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 29): Berachot Daf 57

Parshat Mishpatim / Shabbat Shekalim / Birkat HaChodesh -- Feb. 21 / 22, 2020

02/21/2020 04:38:57 PM

Feb21

 
Click Here for the Print Version of the Bulletin
 
Click Here for Today's Mishna Study
 
Shabbat Davening Schedule
Friday, Feb. 21
Candle Lighting: 5:12pm
Mincha / Maariv: 5:15pm
 
Shabbat, Feb. 22
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:23am)
Mincha: 5:10pm
Havdallah: 6:12pm
 
Week Day Davening Schedule
Shacharit: Sun.: 8:00am
Mon. / Thurs.: 6:40am
Wed., Feb. 26 (Rosh Chodesh): 6:30am
Tues. / Fri.: 6:45am
 
Mincha/Maariv:  Sun.: 5:15pm
Mon.-Thurs.: Mincha at Ohr Hatorah: 1:05pm
Maariv at ASKT: 7:30pm

Next Friday, Feb. 28

Mincha/Maariv: 5:25pm
Candle Lighting: 5:21pm
 
Eruv Status: The Glendale Eruv is up
 
Kiddush
This Shabbat: Kiddush is not yet sponsored
Cholent competition: Mount Cholementjaro vs. CholentUmadda
 
Next Shabbat: Kiddush is a Sit Down Meat Kiddush Lunch Sponsored by Deborah Kalmar to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Dr. Martin Kalmar

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: Mark Pittleman and Aaron Bergtrom
Learning and Spiritual Opportunities
Shabbat Morning, Feb. 22
½ hour before davening: Amud Yomi (Talmud Bavli - Mesechta Gittin):
 
10:30am: Sermon, “The Sapphire Brick and Success for Our Kids”, Rabbi Kalmar
 
Shabbos Morning Groups:
10:30 am: Torah for Tots: will be run this week in the small shul/library/office by Rebecca Kalmar, the shomeret is Jesse Miller
 
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, Aryeh Karan and Jonathan Crawford
We ask that adults take care not to disturb the groups

12:30pm: After Kiddush discussions in social hall:
Led by Ely: Teen selected Q&A discussion
Led by Tamar: “ נעשה ונשמע: (We Wiil Do and We Will Listen) - What Did We Get Ourselves Into?”
Led by Natan:  “How to Tell Someone Something They Don’t Want to Hear”
Led by Shayna:  “ The Trolley Problem - an Ethical Dilemma”

D’var Torah at Seudah Shlishit by Shayna

Week Days:
Sun. - Fri.: 30 Minutes Before Shacharit: Amud Yomi: (Talmud Bavli - Gittin)

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. 25: NOTE: NO Lunch and Learn
 
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 continues the healing process
 
Mon-Wed., Feb 24th-26th:  Rabbi Kalmar will be away at the YU Rabbis conference
 
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.

Shalach Manot: Purim is 3 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 Coalition - Mizrachi - Vote Torah.
 
Need A Few Good Men - 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
Fri. Feb. 21- Sun., Feb. 23: 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: for Adults and Kids:
Discussion Topic for adults: “Is Tikkun Olam All It’s Cracked Up to Be?” -- led by Rabbi Kalmar in social hall
8:15 - 8:45pm: Fellows with teens and pre-teens - in library: Session 1: “Tikkun Olam - Is it Our Job to fix the World?”
8:55 - 9:25 - Fellows with teens and pre-teens - in library: Session 2: “Tikkun Atzmi - fixing myself?”
 
Shabbat Afternoon, Feb. 22: 4:00 pm: Chavrusa Learning for pre-teens/teens with Fellows.
 
Motzei Shabbat Program, Feb 22, 7:30 pm - 9:30pm:
7:30pm: Basketball for pre-teen and teen boys - at Bader Hillel, 7:30pm: Improv Night pre-teen and teen girls - at ASKT, 9:00 pm: Nosh at ASKT for kids/fellows, 9:30pm: pick up at ASKT
 
Sunday, Feb. 23: 10:00 am -  Pre-Purim Children’s program - with Fellows (Tamar/Ely/Natan). Young group: Ages 4-6 yrs old. “Interactive Purim Play”
School age group: 7 yrs old to 12 yrs old. “The Mitzvot of Purim & The Story of Purim?”
 
Sun., Feb. 23 at 8:00pm: Men’s Meat Midrash: a class for Men delving into the deeper meanings of mysterious Midrashim, entitled: “Beating Back the Yetzer HaRa with a Club and an Amein”- with Meat to eat - at the home of Chanan Posner 7023 N Rockledge Ave
 
Save the Date
Monday, March 9: Purim Night: Megillah Reading: 7:20pm, Second Megillah 9:00pm

Tues., March 10 at 6:00pm: Purim Seudah at ASKT, a Masquerade Party including face painting, balloons and magic show. Meat meal catered by Hannah’s kitchen (with vegetarian option) RSVP by Tues., March 3 for early bird pricing:
$18 per adult, $12 per child (age 5-10), $7 per child (age 1-4),
After March 3: $20 per adult, $14 per child (age 5-10), $7 per child (age 1-4)
To RSVP and pay online go to: https://www.asktshul.org/event/annual-purim-seudah-at-askt-a-masquerade-party-.html

Shabbat, March 14: Hospitality Shabbat - We will be highlighting Shabbat Hospitality and encouraging families to host others in our community for lunch on Shabbat. If you would like to host or be hosted please email asktshul@gmail.com
 
Wed., March 18: Torah on tap at 8:00 pm
 
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.

Sunday March 15: 3-5pm  CJL Salute to Jewish Educators’ This year, Steven Baruch, our member and Co-President and Former director of the Coalition for Jewish Learning is being honored with the Lifetime Impact Award.  Our member, Jodie Honigman is also being honored with a GIFT award.
To RSVP for the event go to: https://app.mobilecause.com/f/267f/n?vid=52c7k
To purchase an ad by February 25th for the 2020 Salute to Jewish Educators Tribute Book, Go to https://app.mobilecause.com/f/16hx/n?vid=52c7p, If you prefer to pay by check, please contact Tziporah Altman-Shafer at TziporahA@MilwaukeeJewish.org or call (414) 963-2718 with ad size, ad content and your contact information.
 
Volunteer Opportunities
Each Shabbat morning from 9:00am – 10:00am: 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. 21): Judges 20 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Nach Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 22): Judges 21 (Click here for Nach Yomi Inspiration Podcast)
 
Today’s Daf Yomi: (Shabbat, Feb. 22): Berachot Daf 50
Tue, April 7 2020 13 Nisan 5780