Parshas Nitzavim Vayelekh

A brief note on minyanim:

Please be reminded that seating is first-come, first-served in the designated seats, and there is a small possibility that we may have to turn people away at the door. 


Please feel free to attend any minyan in the shul--- and if you are comfortable attending shul, please make the effort to support our minyanim. 


Everyone must be masked while in the shul or in the outdoor minyan, and sit in any of the designated, socially distanced seats in the main sanctuary. 


Friday Night Schedule​

September 11, 2020 / 22 Elul 5780

7:16 pm - Candlelighting

6:15 pm - Earliest Candlelighting

7:00 pm - Mincha and Kabbalas Shabbos

Shabbos Day

September 12, 2020 / 23 Elul 5780

7:45 am - Shacharis, Outdoor Side Yard (Shochen Ad)... Please register for the minyan so we have appropriate seating at

9:00 am - Shacharis, Indoor Main Shul (Shochen Ad)

5:15 pm - Shiur with Rabbi Yolkut in PZ Tents: "Lessons of the Machzor"

6:00 pm - Mincha

8:12 pm - Maariv

8:22 pm - Shabbos Ends

9:30-10:30 pm - Selichos Night Kumsitz, Hillel Academy Parking Lot Tents

11:30 pm - First Selichos, Main Sanctuary

Weekday Minyanim

Mincha/Maariv: 7:15 PM


  Sun 8:30 am

  Mon, Thurs, Fri (Erev Rosh Hashana) 6:50 am

  Tues, Wed, 7:00 am

We will be reciting Selichos immediately after Shacharis this week.

We will have an outdoor minyan for the First Selichos as well as Shacharis at 7:15 in the Hillel tents.  If you plan on attending, please register so that we can confirm that we will have a minyan at 

Instructions for Those Davening at Home


Friday Night: Omit Borchu. After Shemoneh Esreh of Maariv, do not recite the section following Vayechulu.

Shabbos Day: Omit Borchu. We do not recite any of the Sefer Torah service or Yekum Purkan but proceed directly to Av HaRachamim, Ashrei, and Shemoneh Esreh of Mussaf. While one is not required to read the Torah readings from a Chumash in private, it is a worthy action. 


We add Le-David (Psalm 27) after Shacharis and Maariv.

There is no personal obligation to blow the shofar during Elul, but if one so chooses, it does not require a minyan.

Selichos can be recited from home without Hashem, Hashem, which requires a minyan. That section can be recited privately if you use the trop.  Please contact the office if you would like to borrow Selichos book.

Shabbos Day

Sunrise: 6:58 am 

Shma: by 10:06 am

Shacharis Shemoneh Esreh: by 11:09 am 

Mincha: between 1:47 and 7:32 pm

Shabbos ends: 8:22 pm


Sunrise: Sun 7:00 am, Mon-Tues 7:01, Wed 7:02, Thurs 7:03, Fri 7:04

Shma: Sun-Wed 10:07 am, Thurs-Fri 10:08 am

Shacharis: Sun-Wed 11:09 am, Thurs-Fri 11:10 am

Mincha: Between 1:47 pm and Sunset 

Sunset: Sun 7:30 pm, Mon 7:29 pm, Tues 7:27 pm, Wed 7:25 pm, Thurs 7:24 pm

Maariv can be recited after sunset, but if possible after 40 minutes from sunset (or repeat Shma). 

Rabbi Yolkut will conduct a special Zoom presentation and Q&A for those davening at home over the Yom Tov season at 10 AM on Tuesday. This will be recorded for those that can’t make it. 

Dial in 1-312-626-6799 

Shiurim for the Week


The PZ Study Group with Rabbi Yisroel Pfeffer and Rabbi Seth Cook

will meet Sunday, September 13 at 8:30 pm


Rabbi Noach Weinberg’s 48 Ways to Wisdom


To join Zoom Meeting


To join by phone


Meeting ID: 846 1216 9647


Rabbi Yolkut’s Classes

Webcast on Rabbi Yolkut’s Facebook page through Facebook Live and on Zoom (Meeting ID: 681 140 7218) 

Dial in 1-312-626-6799 


Weekly sponsorship is $120.

Meaning in Minhag: Probing the Unique Customs of the High Holiday Season: Hoshanos- Caught in the Circle Mondays at 12:15 PM

Halachos of Yom Tov Mini-Shiur Tuesday 8:30 pm

Sailing with Yonah: Lessons in Personal Growth from the Book of Yonah (Chantze Butler Shiur) - “The Elusive Simcha of Yonah's Sukkah and our Own Narratives” Wednesday 12:15 PM 

Chumash Thursday 9:30 am - On hiatus until after Yom Tov

Parsha Thursday 9:00 pm - Weekly Insights into the Parsha -- Thoughts for the Last Day of the Year

Reading Material to print for Shabbos

Nitzavim Vayelekh

Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky-Days of Completion 


Rabbi Eliakim Koenigsberg- Rosh Hashana: A Time to Think About Someone Else


The Commandment of Hakhel- Rabbi Ari D. Kahn


Ever change your mind?BY SHIRA SCHMIDT 


Hak’hel: The Torah Reading of the King

Rav Binyamin Tabory     


Rabbi Jonathan Sacks- Torah as Song


Can man return to Gan Eden?- Rabbi Menachem Leibtag 


Dimensions of Teshuvah

By Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom


The Mitzvah of Writing a Sefer Torah by Rabbi Josh Flug 



"Needy and Destitute, We Knock at Your Door"

Harav Yehuda Amital


How Can We Speak and How Can We Justify Ourselves?

Harav Yehuda Amital


Selichos: It Pays to be ‘First in Line’ By Rabbi Yissocher Frand


Selichot Prior to Rosh HaShanah

Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir


Rabbi Benjamin Yudin Group Coverage


Understanding the 13 Middot - Introduction

Rav Ezra Bick  



Jewish Action 10 years after 9/11


The World Trade Center Agunot  by Rabbi Chaim Jachter  


Reflections on the [First] Anniversary of the Attack on the Twin Towers

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein 



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