Rabbi’s Message & YIGC Announcements for 8/3/19
Since today is Rosh Chodesh Av, we are now in the nine days. All of the restrictions of the nine days have begun and will continue until after Tisha B’av.
As we are always looking for ways to further enhance our tefilos, particularly on Shabbos, there are a few changes we would like to make.
A few months ago we moved the tefilah of Anim Zemiros from the end of Musaf to after Shacharis on Shabbos morning. We left the saying of the Yom to after Mussaf. Starting this week we will move the saying of the Yom to after Anim Zemiros as part of the conclusion of Shacharis.
A few years ago we adopted the practice of my saying Kiddush in the main sanctuary immediately after davening, and then everyone would go into the social hall for Kiddush. The rationale for that change was to be sure that people would hear Kiddush before beginning to eat at the Kiddush. Until that time, some people were getting into the social hall before I did, and began eating before Kiddush was said. By saying Kiddush in the main sanctuary while people are still there at the end of davening, they would hear Kiddush, and then go in to eat at the Kiddush. It has worked with mixed results. Those in the shule are hearing Kiddush before eating, rather than starting to eat before the Rabbi says Kiddush. As the crowd has grown and there are many people out in the Atrium at the end of davening, it has come to our attention that again many people are going straight into the social hall to partake of the Kiddush and are not hearing the Kiddush that is being said in the shule.
I would like to go back to our old way of having the Rabbi make Kiddush in the social hall immediately after davening. I will make my best effort to get into the social hall to be ready for Kiddush as quickly as possible. I would like to ask everyone’s indulgence to please wait to eat until Kiddush has been made by me. Those in charge of setting up for Kiddush will bring out whatever hot food is being served after Kiddush has been made. I think it is a great way to educate our children on the importance of waiting for the Rabbi to say Kiddush, and for all of us to be able to share the delicious food that is being served with the entire kehilla. I would also encourage those in the main sanctuary to come into the social hall as quickly as possible so they can also hear Kiddush prior to eating. Please help me raise our makome tefilah to an even higher level. I am open to anyone’s suggestions as how to enhance our tefilos and our makome tefilah.
Have a great Shabbos.
Candle Lighting: Earliest 7:12 pm/Latest 8:24 pm
Mincha: (Stone) 7:00/8:30 pm—–HAC 7:00 pm
(Stone) Shacharis Hashkoma 8:00 am.
(Stone) 8:25 am Chumash Shiur
(Stone & HAC) Shachris 9:00 am
(Stone Syn). Shabbos Childrens’ Groups: 10:30-11:15 am
(Stone) 5:30 pm Rabbi Burnstein’s Pre-Mincha class on “Building & Maintaining a Jewish Home”
Mincha: Stone 6:15/8:05 pm——HAC 6:00 pm
(Stone) Shalosh Seudos follows 2nd Mincha
(Stone) 8:30 pm Chavrusa Learning in the Kollel on 39 Melachos, (New Topic every week) There will be a Shiur at conclusion of session.
(HAC) 6:20 pm Rabbi Doniel Morris’s Gemorra class
(HAC) 30 minutes before Maariv Rabbi Lebovics Jewish History class
(Stone) Rabbi Berger Pre-Maariv Shiur at 8:55 pm
Maariv: 9:23 pm
Motzei Shabbos: 9:31pm
Mincha Mon.-Thurs. 8:25 pm
10:30 am – 11:15 am (after the 8:00 am minyan):
Dr. Jeffrey Lautman’s Shiur on Sefer Amos.
Rabbi Moshe Berger class “ Prayer: Halachic and Aggadic Sources”
Shabbos Afternoon: Gemara-Avodah Zorah: The class is for men and women, taught by Dr. Jeffrey Lautman, at his home, 2567 Rubyvale, 6:45-8:00 pm. No Talmud experience necessary.
Rabbi Burnstein’s classes:
(Sunday) Dr. Hillel Chiel’s Moreh Nevukhim Shiur at 9:15 AM in the Beit Midrash
Sun.-Thurs. 8:00 pm Rabbi Baum’s Daf Yomi
Rabbi Baum’s Tuesday class for women is cancelled until further notice
Refuah Shelaima to:
Rabbi Yankel Cohen (Refoel Yisroel Yaakov ben Baila)
Arielle Haft (Ariella Malka bas Sora Adina)
Mazel Tov to:
(Stone) Kiddush is in the Banquet Hall
(Hashkoma) Kiddush is co-sponsored by Warren & Marlene Sobol to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Marlene’s mother, Lillian Ganz, and by Nochum & Monique Sorkin in honor of their grandson, Netanel Jacobs, leining.
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The Magic of Camp Stone Comes to Cleveland: 50th Anniversary Celebration honoring Morry & Judy Weiss.
Sunday, September 1—Fairmount Temple—5:30 pm BBQ; 7:00 pm Concert.
$5—Ages up to 25/$10—25 and over/$180—Sponsors. Reservations at campstone.org/50th-anniversary