Shabbat Shalom-Parshat Vayigash What`s Nu? Around Town:
December 19, 2015
Shabbat Shalom-Parshat Vayigash
7 Tevet, 5776
Please note that our services use the Artscroll Sabbath & Festival Siddur (prayer book)
Torah & Haftorah readings may be found in either the Hertz or the Artscroll edition Chumash.
Parshat Vayigash Genesis
Haftorah Ezekiel 37: 15-28
Rabbi Bier’s morning class meets daily in
Kiddush is co-sponsored by Svetlana Yashgur observing the yahrzeit
the library after breakfast.
of her grandfather, Girsh Arie Leib and the shul.
Eunice Dr. Talmud Class by Dr. Ira Pollack
Forest Park Shabbat Class by Rabbi Wolff
(Frieder Memorial at Ruth’s House
Mincha (Afternoon Service)
Seudah Shlishis (Third Meal) is sponsored by Andrew Meyers
with Rabbi Davis
observing the yahrzeit of his mother, Theresa Meyers.
Sumner Ave. D’var Torah by Dr. Moses Pava.
Greater Spfld. Shabbat Afternoon Women’s Class 4:00pm
Tractate Sanhedrin December 28
Home of Esther Kosofsky,12 Cranwell Lane, Longmeadow
with Rabbi Bier
Baruch Dayan Emet – Condolences
We extend heartfelt condolences to the families of Jesse Fieldman, James
Weinberg, and Naomi Spivak, may their memories be for a blessing.
Thank you to all who helped support shiva minyanim this past week and to
those involved with providing chessed meals. May the Almighty comfort the
mourners along with all mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Updated Shiva Info:
Calling hours for Shiva for the family of Naomi Spivak are 6.-8pm, Sat. Dec.
19-Wed. Dec. 23 Address: 61 Erskine Dr., Longmeadow
Beruchim Haba’im -Welcome!
We wish a warm welcome to Yeshaya Jacobs, formerly of Amherst,
now a resident of 356 Belmont Ave., Springfield! Iy"H we look forward to
spending many more Shabbatot together with you.
the Weekly THIS WEEK AT 6:30PM
(With spinach lasagna by
Next Class: Jan. 5
History, Halacha & Wednesdays:
Approx 10-15 min.
Rabbi Moshe Bier
after Maariv services
Daf Yomi Gittin 6
Roy Siegelman upon earning your martial arts black belt. May the force be
The office resumes its regular schedule
this week. Welcome back Office
Manager Lisa Nascembeni. Thank you
Betty Szlajen, Bette Gerstein, Joel
Creeger, and Sydney Torrey for your
kind assistance last week.
This Sunday: Ping Pong Winter Classic
Adults face off beginning at Noon. Youth at 3pm. Proceeds to benefit the shul.
Thank you Greg Yashgur for your vision and generosity.
Note - Rabbi Davis is participating and offers the following challenge to any opponent:
You win - he'll give you a great bottle of Kiddush wine. He wins - You attend a weekday service of your choosing.
Tues., Dec. 22, 7pm is the observance of the 1st Yahrzeit of Rabbi Dovid Edelman ob"m at LYA, 1148 Converse,
Longmeadow. R. Edelman's presence, warmth and wisdom at our daily mincha minyan is greatly missed. (R.
Davis’s Parsha Class will be meeting early, at 6:30pm)
This Friday Dec. 25, 10am-12noon Special morning of Jewish youth activities at LYA.
Contact the Yeshiva for details.
What Else is Nu at CBT?
From the CBT Subcommittee on Chinese Food – YOU could be enjoying Taam China glatt kosher
Chinese food at THIS TIME NEXT WEEK! Here’s how…
1. Look at the Taam China Lunch Special menu: www.taamchina.us/luncheon-specials (Copies are also available on
the shul bulletin board.)
2. Call the shul office with your order ("L1" "L2" "L3" etc...) by Wednesday noon, Dec. 23. No exceptions. Each
entre costs $11 Do not order directly from Taam China. Make sure your order is from the “Lunch Special” menu.
3. Pick up and pay for your order from CBT Thursday evening (12/24) 6-6:30pm or Fri. 12/25 after Shacharit (8:459:00am) All orders will be made without MSG and with brown rice.
4. Enjoy your Shabbos meal!
Note - If we receive too few orders, we will not be able to offer these meals and w e will notify you by Wed. night.
Sunday Evening, Jan. 3, 4:30pm
Let's face it - Our community is a beautiful soup of individuals and families representing
numerous backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and preferences. We are Kesser, Kodimoh, Beth
Israel, Springfield, Longmeadow, Connecticut, Jews by birth, Jews by choice, Chassidish, Litvish,
Carlebachian, and more. We are a great big community soup, so let's come together to enjoy it!
Please join us for this lighthearted opportunity to spend time together, perhaps learn a little more
about one another, and yes, to fill up on delicious (pareve) soup. Crafts for kids. Free. Bring a
friend or three. RSVP appreciated.
Thank you Andrea Olkin and Paulette Kofsky for your initiative and vision of unity!
Sat. Night, Jan. 30, 2016 7:30pm An evening with Professor Mordechai Kedar
Prof. Mordechai Kedar is an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University.
Kedar is an academic expert on the Israeli Arab population. He served for twenty-five years in IDF
Military Intelligence, where he specialized in Islamic groups, the political discourse of Arab countries,
the Arabic press and mass media, and the Syrian domestic arena. The L.A. Times' Edmund
Sanders described him as “one of the few Arabic-speaking Israeli pundits seen on Arabic satellite
channels [Al-Jazeera] defending Israel”. His works include Asad in Search of Legitimacy (2005)
If you are able to sponsor this event to make it maximally accessible to the general
public, please contact the office. Thank you Hava Siegelman for organizing this special evening.
In Our Family
Samra Gotlib, Faye Orenstein, Joseph Asher.
Drs. Barry & Paula Izenstein, 41 yrs. Arthur & Kitty Levi, 68 yrs.
Refu’ah Shleimah – Speedy Recovery
Nachum ben Devorah, Shifra bas Rachel, Avraham Yael ben Chayah, Avraham David ben Etti, Hinda bas Rina Devorah.
We observe the following Yahrzeits
Rachel Baker, Hannah Stambovsky, Yakov Kremer, Theresa Meyers, Rev Kalman Chaitovsky, Leon Frydman, Stella Izenstein,
Sarah Goodless, Jessie D. Kaiser, Moses Pava, Nathan Berezin, Yetta Einstein, Paul Bloom, William Fine, David Gordon.
Services for the Week of December 20, 2015
Shacharit - Morning Services
Sunday & Friday (public holiday)
Monday & Thursday
Tuesday Asara B’Tevet (Fast of 10th of Tevet)
Fast begins 5:45am, Shacharit/Selichot 6:40am
Minchah & Maariv - Afternoon & Evening Services
Sun., Mon., Wed., Thurs. Fri.
Tues. Asara B’Tevet (Mincha with Torah/Haftora 3:55pm
Candle Lighting 12/25
Thank you Breakfast Chef Leon Herman and other volunteers including Lee Orenstein & Harvey Kushnet.
Weekday services are held at 2 Eunice Dr., Longmeadow
Congregation B’nai Torah
Two Eunice Drive Longmeadow, Massachusetts 01106 / Forest Park Shabbos Minyan 124 Sumner Ave. Springfield
Telephone: 413-567-0036 Email: [email protected] Web: www.bnaitorahma.org
Office hours Monday thru Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Rabbi Max Davis Rabbi Yaakov Wolff Youth Director: Yehuda Edry Office Admin.: Lisa Nascembeni & Annie Rivera
Officers: Robert Kushner, Bruce Robinovitz, Beverly Hirschhorn, Joel Creeger, Betty Szlajen
Ritual Chair: Bart Nierenberg President Emeritus: Ken Abrahams, z’l