YIGC Announcements for 4/4/20
Shabbos HaGadol, Parshas Tzav
Reminder: Make an Erev Tavshillin on Wednesday, Erev Yom Tov
We are about to enter into our third Shabbos in isolation. I hope we are all coping as best as we can under the current circumstances. I want to attempt to go over some of the important things we should be aware of as we continue to get ready for Pesach.
I hope to send our membership an abridged version of a Shabbos Hagadol Drasha on Sunday. I hope you will find the few moments to watch/listen to it.
This coming Tuesday evening we will do the Bedikas Chometz. This year it is recommended that the traditional ten pieces of bread that are put out, be kept small, all equaling not much more than a slice of bread. That will make it easier to dispose of on Wednesday, Erev Pesach. On Wednesday, if you want to burn the pieces of bread, do it in your grill. Making other fires is not a good idea. In particular, please do not get together with your neighbors to burn the chometz. The other alternative is to flush the chometz down the toilet.
The siyum for bechorim this year will be done over the phone. The details are presented further down in the announcements. If you cannot make your own siyum or listen in to any of the siyumim, you are encouraged not to fast.
On the first day of Pesach we traditionally say the Tefilah of Tal. This is the tefilah that normally is the dividing line between saying Mashiv Horuach and stopping to say it, and between reciting V’Sein Tal Umatar and stopping to say that phrase as well. This year since we are davening at home without a minyan, we will not say Tefilas Tal. However, the rules of stopping Mashiv Horuach and V’Sein Tal Umatar remain the same as in other years. We will say Mashiv Horuach in Mussaf and stop at Mincha. At the first opportunity to say V’Sein Tal Umatar, which is Maariv on Motzai Shabbos we will no longer say it as well.
Thinking ahead to the last days of Yom Tov, Yizkor can and should be said at home. A minyan is not necessary for the recitation of Yizkor.
Don’t forget to say Kiddush Levanah.
Also, be sure to make an Eruv Tavshiln on Wednesday Erev Yom Tov.
I want to wish everyone a quiet, relaxing, safe and meaningful Shabbos. Please do not hesitate to contact me for anything. I will do my best to respond to you as soon as I can.
There are no minyanim on Shabbos or weekdays at Young Israel of Greater Cleveland, Stone Synagogue & HAC Branch
If you still wish to make a donation for Maos Chitim, please make the check payable to Matan B’Sayser and mail or deliver directly to Matan B’Sayser. Do not send the check to the Young Israel office.
Earliest Candle Lighting (and the earliest one can accept Shabbos) 6:34 pm
Latest Candle Lighting: 7:36 pm
Earliest time for davening Mincha: 2:10 pm
Latest time for davening Mincha: 7:40 pm
Maariv no earlier than 8:37 pm
Motzei Shabbos: 8:45 pm
Mincha Sunday –Tuesday should be between 2:10 pm and 7:45 pm
Maariv Sunday-Tuesday after 8:00 pm
Sale of Chometz:
Form for Authorization for Sale of Chometz should be emailed back to Rabbi Burnstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or put in his home mailbox, 23794 Wendover Dr. You can find the form on www.yigc.org under Newsroom Tab, Update Section, on the post for March 23, and again in the post along with the April/May Newsletter on March 31.
Search for Chometz, Tuesday, April 7
Begun immediately after nightfall & Ma’ariv at 8:40 pm. This year it is recommended when preparing the traditional ten little packages of bread for Bedikas Chometz, that they should all have small amounts of bread. They should all together equal the size of a Kezayis, which is approximately the size of one slice of bread.
Ta’anis B’Chorim (Fast of 1st-Born Males) Wednesday, April 8
This year we have arranged for three Siyumim to be made on Wednesday morning, April 8 (Erev Yom Tov).
They will take place at 7:30 am, 8:00 am & 8:30 am.
The phone number to call is: 605-475-4000
The access code is: 697178#
Those listening to the Siyum should eat something special in honor of the Siyum, immediately after the Siyum is concluded. In this way you have participated in the Siyum and do not have to fast.
This year it is strongly recommended that if you were not able to make a Siyum or attend a Siyum, you should not fast. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic everyone needs their strength, and should not chance weakening themselves by fasting.
Latest Time for Eating Chometz: Wednesday, April 8 at 10:53 am
Latest Time for Owning/Burning Chometz: Wednesday, April 8 at 12:10 pm
Although in other years people would congregate on Erev Pesach to burn their chometz, this year we must not do so. Everyone understands how important our social distancing must be. Instead, on Wednesday morning you can either burn the chometz in your outdoor grill, or flush the small pieces of bread down the drain or toilet. You want to keep the pieces small so they do not clog the drain or toilet.
Wednesday, April 8
Make an Eiruv Tavshillin to enable you to make preparations on Friday (Yom Tov) for Shabbos.
First Seder, Wednesday night, April 8
Candle lighting: 7:41 pm
Brachos: L’hadlik ner shel Yom Tov & Shehechiyanu
Mincha: 7:45 pm
Kiddush may be recited no earlier than 8:41pm
Shacharis: Stone 8:30/9:30 am HAC 9:30(note later time)
Mincha: 7:40 pm
Beginning with Mincha “Mashiv HaRuach” is no longer recited.
Ma’ariv: 8:42 pm
Candle lighting & preparations for the second Seder may begin after 8:50 pm.
Brachos: L’hadlik ner shel Yom Tov & shehecheyanu
Tonight we begin counting Sefiras HaOmer.
Second Day Pesach, Friday, April 10
Shacharis: Stone 8:30/9:30 am HAC 9:30 am (note later time)
Candle lighting: 6:39 pm
Mincha: 6:25 pm
Shabbos, Chol HaMoed, April 10-11
Shacharis: Stone Syn: 8:00 & 9:00 am
HAC: 9:00 am
Mincha; 7:30 pm
Maariv: 8:44 pm
Motzei Shabbos: 8:52 pm
INFORMATION ON ACCESSING YOUNG ISRAEL SHIURIM
Sun.-Fri. 8:50 am Daf Yomi:
If using Zoom, contact Roby Simons at firstname.lastname@example.org
By telephone: dial 605-475-4000 Access Code: 697178#
Mon.-Fri. 7:30 am Mishna Brura By telephone: 425-436-6349 Access Code: 690134#
20-minute daily shiur in Mishlei. The shiur will be held 20 minutes before the scheduled mincha time.
Call-in number (605) 313-5934 Access Code: 18364213#
Sun. 8:00 pm Jewish History
Call-in number (605) 313-5934 Access Code: 18364213#
Rabbi Simcha Zev Baum’s Daf Yomi Shiur:
8:00 pm weeknights and 9:45 Motzei Shabbos
The call in number is 1 888 422 0133 access code: 8962080#.
There’s also a computer zoom link:
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://parker.zoom.us/j/700130766
Rabbi Moshe Berger
TUESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S CLASS ON PARASHAT HASHAVUA: 7:30-8:30 PM
Skype option: if you haven’t connected to the class by Skype last week, please call me at 216 533 5233 any time before Tuesday noon and we will set you up.
Conference call phone option: Around 7:25 Tuesday evening, dial 605 475 4000, when asked for an access number, dial 697178*, and when requested, announce your name.
SUNDAY MORNING PARASHAS HASHAVUA [FOR MEN AND WOMEN]
Zoom option: Call Rabbi Berger [216 533 5233] for set-up instructions
(Sunday) 9:15 am Dr. Hillel Chiel’s Moreh Nevukhim shiur will meet on Sundays at 9:15 AM via Zoom. The link to join is https://cwru.zoom.us/j/831643929
(Sunday, 8:30 pm) Dr. Jeffrey Lautman’s Shiur on “The Mageifa as Described in Parshas Ki Sisa Part 3”. Call Dr. Lautman on Sunday evening at 216-387-0270 for access information.
Refuah Shelaima to:
Rabbi Yankel Cohen (Refoel Yisroel Yaakov ben Baila)
Helen Weiser (Chana Chenya bas Leah)
Larry Frankel (Aryeh Leib Zalman ben Chaya)
Kenny Fixler (Nechemia ben Machla Roiza)
Simi Neuman (Chaya Simcha Yehudis bas Zlata)
Herb Schabes (Betzalel HaKohen ben Baila)
Mazel Tov to:
Ask for Will Evans!