Rabbi’s Message & YIGC Announcements for 8/31/19
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This Shabbos we are already ushering in Rosh Chodesh Elul. That means that Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are around the corner. The month of Elul is the appropriate time to do some introspection about how we can attempt to improve ourselves in the coming year. Each and every one of us can surely come up with some ways we can improve ourselves in preparation for the yomim noraim. As a shule I am sure we will discuss some thoughts and ideas to help us, as we are always looking for ways to improve.
In the month of Elul and throughout the period of the Aseres Y’mai Teshuva, we often take upon ourselves certain things to be more careful about even though it may not last for the entire year going forward. It is statement to Hashem that we are trying to improve, even if we cannot guarantee that the changes we make will be permanent. In the realm of tefilah this is especially true, as we often attempt to improve how we daven, even if it doesn’t last much after Yom Tov.
I would like to make a suggestion that may not affect all of us directly, but I sincerely believe that it impacts on all who daven here. Although there are many areas in tefilah that could use improvement, today I would like to focus on a practice which is known in our shule and in many other shules as the “Kiddush Club”. I can assure you that there are very few Rabbis who are in favor of Kiddush clubs, myself included. It can be dangerous, for our our adults and particularly because of the children. In addition it is a very bad message to our children and bad chinuch. Being that we are about to enter into Chodesh Elul, and it is appropriate to look for ways to improve, I have asked some of the attendees of the Kiddush club that meets in our shule, to put this interruption in tefilah on hold at the very least until after Yom Tov. As an additional incentive for my push for this request, this past Shabbos after the Kiddush club finished there was some alchohol left in little cups in the room where the children were playing. Baruch Hashem nothing happened, but I do not have to explain how dangerous that was and how lucky we are that no one was hurt. Please do not mistake my concerns for the Kiddush club to be only because of this incident. I feel that it is not a healthy thing to have in a shule anyway. However last week’s incident could not be ignored.
Let us attempt to use this Chodesh Elul as a month of growth and accomplishment for all of us.
Have a great Shabbos and and Chodesh Tov.
Candle Lighting: Earliest 6:40 pm/Latest 7:44 pm
Mincha: (Stone) 6:30/7:50 pm—–HAC 6:30 pm
(Stone) Shacharis Hashkoma 8:00 am.
(Stone) 8:25 am Chumash Shiur
(Stone & HAC) Shachris 9:00 am
(Stone) Yemenite Minyan 9:00 am Lower Level
(Stone Syn). Shabbos Childrens’ Groups: 10:30-11:15 am
(Stone) Rabbi Burnstein’s 5:30 pm Pre-Mincha class on “How to Build & Maintain a Jewish Home”
Mincha: Stone 6:15/7:25 pm——HAC 6:00 pm
(Stone) Shalosh Seudos follows 2nd Mincha. Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Ezra & Emunah Shilian to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Ezra’s grandfather, Sion ben Maani.
(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 8:15 pm
Maariv: 8:43 pm
Motzei Shabbos: 8:51 pm
Monday, Labor Day: Shacharis: Stone 7:15/8:00/8:30 am—–HAC 7:20 am
Mincha: Sun.-Thurs: 7:40 pm
10:30 am – 11:15 am (after the 8:00 am minyan):
Rabbi Moshe Berger class “ Prayer: Halachic and Aggadic Sources”
Dr. Jeffrey Lautman’s Shabbos classes will not meet this week.
Rabbi Burnstein’s classes:
(Sunday) Dr. Hillel Chiel’s class Moreh Nevukhim class 9:15 AM in the Beit Midrash
Our members, Esther Fishman and Helen Berger, on the loss of their father/brother, Ignatz Strulovits. Shiva ends on Sunday morning. No minyanim at the shiva house.
Refuah Shelaima to:
Rabbi Yankel Cohen (Refoel Yisroel Yaakov ben Baila)
Barbara Weisman (Bina bas Tzvia)
Mazel Tov to:
(Stone) Kiddush is sponsored by Shaya & Tamara Lempel in honor of Eli’s Bar Mitzvah
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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