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Weekly Bulletin Parshat Chayei Sarah - Nov. 13/14, 2020

11/13/2020 10:21:34 AM


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Shabbat Davening Schedule
Friday, November 13
Shacharit: 7:00am
Candle Lighting: 4:11pm, Mincha: 4:15pm

Shabbat, Nov. 14
Shacharit: 9:00am (Shema: 9:10am)
Seudah Shelishit at home.   Mincha: 4:10pm (Shiur between Mincha and Maariv)
Maariv: 5:05pm (Note: One cannot drive to Maariv!)
Havdalah: 5:11pm
Week Day Davening
Shacharit: Mon., Wed-Fri.: 7:00am, Tues. (Rosh Chodesh Kislev): 6:45am, Sun.: 8:00am
Mincha: Sun-Thurs will be 4:15pm, Sign up for this week’s davening by clicking here
Next Friday, November 20
Shacharit: 7:00am, Candle Lighting: 4:05pm, Mincha: 4:10pm
Eruv Status: The Eruv is checked every Friday and was last checked November 13 and is up.  To check the Eruv Status at any time, go to
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, November 13
Mincha (4:15pm) - 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, November 14
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 9:10am)
Following Shacharit – the parsha of Chayei Sarah can be read from a Chumash.
Haftorah for Parshat Chayei Sarah (I Kings 1:1 - 1:31)
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 Molad for the Month of Kislev is Sunday, November 15th, 7 minutes and one cheilek after 4 pm "Rosh Chodesh Kislev Yihiyeh Biyom Shelishi Haba Aleinu ViAl Kol Yisrael LiTovah" 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: 4:10pm) (502) Ashrei and Uva Litzion.  Followed by Amidah for Mincha Shabbat (514).
Seudah Shelishit – Third Meal
Maariv (5:05pm) (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 5:11pm
Rabbi Kalmar’s Message for Parshat Chayei Sarah, "The Crazy Shema Guy and Why It's So Important to Say Shema before 9:10am" will be coming to your inbox soon.
Weekend Programming
Kids Adon Olam Jam Session - approximately 11am to 11:15am at shul for the kids, November 14 - 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. 
Shabbat, November 14: "Laws of Blessings on Chanukah Candles Part III" given by Rabbi Kalmar in between Mincha and Maariv
Week Day Programming
Amud Yomi: Sun.-Fri: Sun., 7:30am, Mon-Fri.: 6:30am, via free conference call - just call (712) 451-0253 and enter 911849# to join.
If you missed “Your questions on the pandemic answered!” Zoom session for the Milwaukee Community with Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt  click here and if you would like to read a summary click here.
Rabbi Kalmar's Navi Lunch and Learn on Book of Shmuel Bet: Tuesday, November 17 at 12:15-12:55pm on zoom or you can call in Click here to listen to this week’s class.
Exploring the Weekly Parsha Class with Rabbi Kalmar. This class is open to all levels – Wednesday, November 18 at 10:15am - on zoom and in person in the social hall.  Click here to listen to this week's parsha class.
Ladies Tehillim for Rosh Chodesh Kislev: Thursday, November 19. Details to follow
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.
Killing COVID with Kindness - Our Chesed committee is working on finding ways for our members to look out and take care of each other and others - to Kill COVID with Kindness. We will be working on measures to reach out to each other and to call/write/send pictures to people at Chai Point and the Jewish Home.  If you are interested in getting involved with our Chesed committee, email:
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.
Welcome back to Jerry Blumberg, who will be in town from Nov. 16 until January 6 He can be reached at
Community Events / Announcements
Domestic Violence Survivors Virtual Support Group - Starting November 19th Hosted Every Thursday from 9:00-10:30 am. Jewish Family Services has been helping individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence in our community for 5 years through our collaboration with Sojourner Family Peace Center and is now offering educational/support group for women within the Jewish community who want to understand and get support in their own healing journey. This virtual support group will be confidential and will be using the Zoom platform to gather together while being remote. These groups will be led by experts in the dynamics of unhealthy relationships. For Information or Registration Contact:  Kat Blackwell at 414-225-1374 or email
WITS Senior Pizza Sale: Motzei Shabbos, November 14: 7:20pm-11:00pm and Sunday November 15 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Regular pie - $11.00, Frozen pie - $11.00, Spicy Pie - $12.00 (spicy sauces and jalapenos on top) Six topping pie (6 vegetables) $13.00, no cheese pizza - $8.00, Fri pie (spicy or regular) $12.00 (a layer of crispy French fries) toppings: black olives, green olives, onions, jalapeno, green pepper, mushroom, siracha) $.50 each, sides: soda - $.75, regular fries $1.50, spicy fries $2.00, cheese fries (regular or spicy) $3.50, pizza rolls 3 for $3.00. Walk-ins welcome (3288 N Lake Drive)! Call and leave a voicemail or text (414) 841-5554 to place your order. On Sunday there will be delivery to Glendale. There is a set delivery fee of $5.00 on orders under $50.00 and you will need to send in your order before 4pm on Sunday with your address.
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: Kosher Kurbside is OPEN on Tuesday's 3 PM to 7 PM You can place your order online by clicking the link:  or you can call 414-967-8254. If you order online the cafe is including FREE cookies as a thank you. The menu can be found at
Zelda's Catering (from Chicago) will be at Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah for Thanksgiving! Zelda’s Thanksgiving and Shabbat menus will be available.  FREE pick up from their refrigerated truck will be in the ASKT parking lot on Wednesday, November 25, between 4:30pm-5:00pm.  Place your order by November 20 at
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
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