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Parshat Bereshit / Birkat HaChodesh - Oct. 16 / 17, 2020

10/16/2020 01:04:36 PM


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Shabbat Davening Schedule
Friday, Oct. 16
Shacharit: 7:00am
Candle Lighting: 5:48pm, Mincha: 5:50pm

Shabbat, Oct. 17
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:52am)
Mincha: 5:25pm, Havdallah: 6:48pm, Maariv: 7:00pm
ASKT’s Shabbat In Shul/At Home Guide to Davening
(Please try to Daven at the Same Time as the Community)
NOTE: Page numbers are taken from the Artscroll RCA Siddur
Friday, October 16
One can start Shabbos as early as Plag HaMincha which is at 4:57pm If you want to start Shabbat that early the best is to daven Mincha before 4:57pm and start Shabbat after that.  If you want to do a late Shabbat you can light at regular time and daven mincha before sunset at 6:06pm
Mincha (5:25pm) - Ashrei (232) Amidah (234) and Aleinu (252)
Kabbalat Shabbat (308) at Home.  Make sure to dress up nice and to sing!!  Pick a nice tune or two for Lechah Dodi. (316).
(Those at home) skip Bameh Madlikin (322) and go straight to Maariv (330). (No Barchu is said) We say the paragraph of Vayechulu (346) and then skip the next three paragraphs and say Aleinu (350) and Vayigdal (12)
Friday Night Meal – Make sure to sing and give divrei Torah! Shalom Aleichem (354), Aishet Chayil (358), and Kiddush (360) followed by HaMotzi.
Shabbat, October 17
We will have a 9:00am full davening on the patio / downstairs.
For Those Davening at Home:
Shacharit: daven at 9:00am (Shema should be recited before 9:52am)
Following Shacharit – the parsha of Bereshit can be read from a Chumash.
Haftorah for Parshat Bereshit (I Samuel 20:18 - 20:42)
Back to the Siddur – You could now say the mi-Shebeirach for the ill (442) and the mi-Shebeirach for Tzahal (444). Remember to say the first Yekum Purkan (448) only. Remember to say the prayers for the government and the State of Israel (450).
We say Birkat HaChodesh (452) The The Molad for the Month of Cheshvan is Shabbat Morning, 23 minutes after 3am. Rosh Chodesh is on Sunday and Monday, Biyom Rishon Uveyom Sheni We skip Av HaRachamim and say Ashrei (456) which is followed by the Mussaf Amidah (462).
I recommend singing Ein Keilokeinu (476), Aleinu (480), (Anim Zemirot is not recited without a minyan) Shir Shel Yom (488), and Adon Olam (12).
Kiddush (492) and Festive Shabbat meal (remember to sing and give divrei torah).
Mincha: (in-person 5:25pm) (502) Ashrei and Uva Litzion.  Followed by Amidah for Mincha Shabbat (514).
Seudah Shelishit – Third Meal
Maariv (256). Remember to add the special insertion in the blessing of binah as part of the Amidah (268).  We say Vihi Noam (p. 594) followed by Aleinu (280)
Havdallah (618): at 6:48pm, Say Baruch HaMavdil bein Kodesh Lichol and then you can drive to shul for our 7:00pm minyan.
Rabbi Kalmar’s Message for Parshat Bereshit: “Adam Gives Chava a Name: What the First Marriage can teach us for all time”, Click Here
Weekend Programming
Kids Adon Olam Jam Session - approximately 11am to 11:15am at shul for the kids, Oct. 17 - Come and Dance in Place with a plush torah (bring your own or get one at shul) to Adon Olam at the end of davening and get a lollipop and hear a story from Rabbi Kalmar.  Kids may bring their parents as well.  Socially distanced, masked and on the patio or in the social hall depending on the weather and your family preference. 
Oct. 17 at 4:00pm at ASKT, 4th-8th grade girls group led by Leah Gaines & Adina Pullin
Fireside Chat with Rabbi Kalmar – at the Kalmar’s beach for a bonfire
Sunday, October 18 at 6:30pm for Girls, 6th-12th grades “What is Love? - in Judaism”
Week Day Programming
Amud Yomi: Sun.-Fri: Sun., 7:30am, Mon- 6:15am -Tues-Fri.: 6:30am, via free conference call - just call (712) 451-0253 and enter 911849# to join.
Orthodox Union Daily Tehillim Call - with Rabbi Kalmar!  Monday, October 19th, at 12 pm CDT, Rabbi Kalmar will be the featured speaker. To call in dial: (773) 377-9170 or (480) 210-2150
Rabbi Kalmar's Lunch and Learn Returns on Tuesday, October 20 at 12:15-12:55pm. One need not to have participated in previous year's class to join this year!  We will be studying the Book of Shmuel Bet again this year and picking up where we left off in the middle of the rebellion of Avshalom.  To Join on Zoom email
ASKT Shabbat Party-To-Go! If you would like to sponsor a Shabbat-Party-To-Go for the kids ($100) please email to let us know.
Kiddush-To-Go: If you would like to sponsor a Kiddush To Go in the future, email the shul at  to arrange to sponsor cookies, pastries, kugels or something else to go.  If you would like to order Kiddush-to-Go, please plan ahead as it takes longer to order. We may not be able to have kiddush together yet, but this is a way to celebrate or honor or remember together.  Cost will depend on the item you want to have in your Kiddush-To-Go but will run approximately $100-$200.
Week Day Davening
Shacharit: Monday davening will be at 6:45 am for Rosh Chodesh,Tues.- Fri.: 7:00am, Sun.: 8:00am
Mincha Sun-Thurs will be 5:45 pm, Sign up for this week’s davening by
clicking here

Next Friday, October 23
Shacharit: 7:00am, Candle Lighting: 5:37pm, Mincha: 5:40 pm
Eruv Status: The Eruv is checked every Friday and was last checked October 9th and was up.  To check the Eruv Status at any time, go to
ASKT Calendars have been delivered to your home (or mailed to advertiser’s office). Thank you to Laura Karan, Liz Hallerman
ASKT Directory: We are working on the new directory. If you would like to make changes to your information please email: Did you get rid of your home phone? Do you have a new email address? Did you move? Would you like to include your cell phone(s)?
Minyan Sign Ups: We need your help to make all the minyanim happen!
Sign up here for weekday minyanim for this week.
ASKT Chavrutah Program: Would you like to study Torah with a partner in the ASKT community? If you are interested in learning with someone via phone, zoom or perhaps in person (we will leave that up to you to work out with your learning partner) please email, and let us know. Also, let us know what you are interested in studying with a partner and how often. Studying Torah (whether it is Tanach (Bible), Halacha (Halacha), Talmud, Mishna, Hashkafa (Jewish thought), Mussar (ethics), or some other area) is edifying, it's interesting, it's challenging, it's life changing, it's a mitzvah and it is what has kept us Jews alive and kicking for so long. This is for men and women of all ages and all skill levels. No learning matches will be made without consulting with all parties first. We will be pairing up men to learn with men and women to learn with women.
Teen Programming:
Fireside Chats with Rabbi Kalmar – at the Kalmar’s beach for a bonfire
Sunday, October 18 at 6:30pm for Girls, 6th-12th grades “What is Love? - in Judaism”
Sunday, October 25 at 6:30pm for Boys, 7th-12th grades “What is a Hero? - in Judaism”
Your questions on the pandemic answered!  Zoom session for the Milwaukee Community with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt October 26th at 7:30 pm
Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and is currently Chairman of Medicine and Hospital Epidemiologist at South Nassau Communities Hospital, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. He is also a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.  Rabbi Dr. Glatt has been a frequent speaker and advisor regarding the pandemic for the OU, the Agudah, and is the director of Halacha and Medicine Commission for the Igud Rabbonim.  Rabbi Dr. Glatt has been one of the go-to individuals for the Orthodox Jewish community as it has tried to navigate the re-opening of shuls and schools and now he is bringing his expertise to Milwaukee.
Click here to submit your questions for Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt ahead of time.  Deadline for submission of questions is Thursday, October 22nd
Community Events / Announcements
EJ’s Pizza will be delivering for Free to Milwaukee for pick-up only as a drive thru at the Kollel parking lot, 5007 W. Keefe Ave. from 4-5pm on Monday, Oct. 19. Deadline to order is Sunday, Oct. 18 at 6pm. To place your order, call (224) 534-7215, let the person who takes your order know that it is for the Milwaukee Delivery or go to Select any later pick-up “time” and enter Milwaukee Delivery in the notes for one of your food items.
CTEENU Earn college credits in high school through cteen and Yeshiva University.  Run by Rabbi Avremi Schapiro.  Go to for more info.

Agudah of Illinois and Chabad CAREs - Kids Wellness Initiative – You can still sign up to receive packages, those people without children can sign up for milk and a produce box. Click Here to sign up.

QuicKosher: To contact Quickosher with any questions, comments, or special requests. WhatsApp/Call/Text: 414-301-1625 or 414-502-8063, Email: to order go to:
Hannah’s Kitchen: Check out  for Hannah’s Kitchen weekly themed meals, every Tuesday Hannah’s Kitchen themed meals orders are due. Check out  each week for Hannah’s Kitchen Shabbat meals. Every Wednesday the Shabbat menu orders are due. Glendale pick-up for themed meals are Wednesdays and Shabbat menus are to be picked-up Thursdays.
Ferrrantes at the JCC: Ferrantes at the JCC has decided not to open for Kosher Kurbside pick-up at the JCC for the month of October.
JewishMilwaukee Announces!  WhatsApp Group: This group serves as a place for local organizations and businesses to share information with the greater Milwaukee Jewish Community. Click Here to Sign up to be a part of this WhatsApp group
Thank you to all those who participated in our Simchat Torah Fundraiser -
it was a great success, raising over $27,000 for ASKT.
If you still would like to pledge you can do so

Thank you to this year's donors:

David and Terry Amrani
Phillip and Yaffa Arieff
Steven and Judy Baruch
Kathie Bernstein
Sam and Claudia Blumenthal
Bernie and Robin Cohen
Steve Cohen and Debbie Mendeloff
Hara Levy and Carl Crawford
Jerry and Harriet Dorf
Sarah and Nicholas Deitch
Joel and Chana Eckhardt
Shoshana Elias
Nancy and Yale Freiman
Travis and Yael Gaines
Susie Gidan
Bruce and Peggi Glaser
Avery and Ruth Gould
David and Liz Hallerman
Dan and Nadine Hellman
Stan and Phyllis Jaspan
Deborah Kalmar
Wes and Jessica Kalmar
Ben and Sara Karan
Ken and Robyn Karan
Elliott and Bobbi Katz
Michael and Cindy Katzoff
Phyllis Lensky
Nachman and Leah Levine
Mark and Staci Maiman
Armin and Hollie Nankin
Brian and Harriet Pack
Bruce and Jeanette Peckerman
Chanan Posner and Tanya Mazor Posner
Eric and Inna Pullin
Bob Rabinoff
Richard and Phyllis Robbins
Kaveh and Krista Shabtaie
David Tepper and Melissa Pachon Tepper
Jerry and Debbie Wicentowski
Stan and Penny Wynn
Shabbat Nach Yomi: (Shabbat, Oct. 17): Ezekiel 18
Today’s Daf Yomi: (Friday, Oct. 16): Eruvin 68

Good Shabbos / Shabbat Shalom

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