COVID-19 information

Please be reminded that seating is first come first serve 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.

SHABBOS SCHEDULE

Erev Shabbos:

4:45 pm - Candlelighting (Shabbos can be accepted as early as 4:06)

4:50 pm - Mincha and Kabbalas Shabbos (Main Sanctuary and PZ Tents)

Shacharis:

8:15 am - PZ Tents (Shochen Ad)

9:00 am - Main Sanctuary (Shochen Ad)

Rabbi Yolkut will speak at both minyanim

10:45 am - Lollipops and Adon Olam for Families (PZ Tents) 

 

Mincha:

4:45 pm, followed by Maariv at 5:42 PM (Main Sanctuary)

4:45 pm - Mincha followed by a shiur by Rabbi Yolkut - “Davening in a Mosque: Mearas haMachpela in Halacha” and Maariv (PZ Tents)

 

Shabbos ends at 5:52 PM

COVID-19 information

Please be reminded that seating is first come first serve 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.

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 Birkas HaChodesh, 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. 

SHABBOS SCHEDULE

Erev Shabbos:

4:45 pm - Candlelighting (Shabbos can be accepted as early as 4:06)

4:50 pm - Mincha and Kabbalas Shabbos (Main Sanctuary and PZ Tents)

Shacharis:

8:15 am - PZ Tents (Shochen Ad)

9:00 am - Main Sanctuary (Shochen Ad)

Rabbi Yolkut will speak at both minyanim

10:45 am - Lollipops and Adon Olam for Families (PZ Tents) 

 

Mincha:

4:45 pm, followed by Maariv at 5:42 PM (Main Sanctuary)

4:45 pm - Mincha followed by a shiur by Rabbi Yolkut - “Davening in a Mosque: Mearas haMachpela in Halacha” and Maariv (PZ Tents)

 

Shabbos ends at 5:52 PM

Halakhic Times

Sunrise 7:06 am

Shma by 9:34 am

Shacharis Shemoneh Esreh by 10:24 am

Mincha between 12:34 pm and 5:02 pm

Shabbos ends at 5:52 pm

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weekday Minyanim

Held in the PZ Main Sanctuary

Mincha/Maariv - 4:50 pm

Shacharis:

Sun 8:30 am

Mon/Thu 7:05 am

Tues 7:00 am (Rosh Chodesh Kislev) 

Wed/Fri 7:15 am

 

Weekday Halachkic Times

 

Sunrise

Sun 7:07 am

Mon 7:08 am

Tue 7:09 am

Wed 7:10 am

Thu 7:12 am and one minute later each day

Shma

Sun 9:35 am 

Mon/Tue 9:36 am

Wed 9:37 am

Thu/Fri 9:38 am  

 

Shacharis

S 10:24 am

Mon/Tue 10:25 am

Wed 10:26 am

Thu/Fri 10:27 am

Mincha between 12:36 pm and Sunset 

Sunset

Sun 5:01 pm

Mon 5:02 pm

Tue 5:00 pm

Wed 4:59 pm

Thu 4:58 pm and one minute earlier each day

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

Congregation Poale Zedeck

Rabbi Daniel Yolkut, Spiritual leader    Dr Louis Felder, President

Parshas  Chayei Sarah - Shabbos Mevarchim 

 

A brief note on minyanim:

Please be reminded that seating is first come first serve 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. 

 

 

Candlelighting 4:45 PM (Shabbos can be accepted as early as 4:06  if desired)

Mincha and Kabbalas Shabbos 4:50 PM (Main Sanctuary and Tents Outside of PZ)

Shacharis:

Outdoor Side Yard (Shochen Ad) 8:15 AM 

Main Sanctuary 9 AM (Shochen Ad)

Rabbi Yolkut will speak at both  minyanim

Lollipops and Adon Olam for Families: 10:45 at the the tents 

 

 Mincha 4:45 pm followed by Maariv at 5:42 PM (Main Sanctuary)

 

Mincha followed by a shiur by Rabbi Yolkut - “Davening in a Mosque: Mearas haMachpela in Halacha ” and Maariv 4:45PM (Tents)

 

Shabbos ends at 5:52 PM

 

Weekday Minyanim (PZ Main Sanctuary)

Mincha/Maariv 4:50 PM

Shacharis S 8:30 AM  M, TH 7:05 AM W, F 7:15  AM 

Tuesday- Rosh Chodesh Kislev Shacharis 7 AM

 

Shabbos Day

Shma by 9:34 AM

Shacharis Shemoneh Esreh  by 10:24 AM 

Sunrise 7:06 AM 

Mincha between 12:34 PM and 5:02 PM

Shabbos ends at 5:52 PM

 

 

Sunrise S 7:07 M7:08 T 7:09 W 7:10 TH 7:12 AM  and one minute later each day of the week Shma S 9:35AM M-T 9:36 W 9:37 TH-F 9:38 AM  Shacharis S 10:24 M-T 10:25 W 10:26TH-F  10:27 AM

Mincha between 12:36 PM and Sunset 

Sunset S 5:01 M 5:02 T 5 W 4:59  TH 4:58 and one minute earlier each day

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

 

 

 

Shiurim for the Week

PZ SHABBOS NIGHT STUDY GROUP with Rabbi Yisroel Pfeffer will begin studying the ethical classic

CHOVOS HALEVOVOS - Duties of the Heart

Recognizing the Greatness of Hashem through Creation  7 pm

 

NOTE NEW NUMBER

Call in Number: 435 777 2200

Access Code: 830 8153

 

 

Rabbi Yolkut’s Classes

Webcast on Rabbi Yolkut’s Facebook page through Facebook Live and on Zoom (Meeting ID: 681 140 7218 , password 636635)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6811407218?pwd=QmtTdDF1OUE4T3ZQem1ubUpWanRIQT09 

Dial in 1 312 626 6799 

 

Weekly sponsorship is $120.

“The Mysteries of Ethiopian Jewry: A Halachic and Historical Journey (Chantze Butler Shiur)-- Wednesday 12:15 PM 

Chumash TH 9:30 AM- Our veteran Chumash class, Shemos Chapter 7 

Parsha TH 9 PM- Weekly Insights into the Parsha-  Toledos

 

 

 

Reading Material to print for Shabbos

 

A Journey of a Thousand Miles- Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks zt’l

https://rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation-5772-chayei-sarah-a-journey-of-a-thousand-miles

(An extensive archive of articles by Rabbi Sacks on Chayei Sarah can be found at https://rabbisacks.org/parsha/chayei-sarah/ )

 

Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky

The Avodah of Yerushalayim, the Connection of Chevron

https://www.torahweb.org/torah/2018/parsha/rlop_chayey.html 

 

Ketura By Rav Yaakov Medan

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/ketura 

 

"Who is this man who walks in the field towards us?"

Dr. Brachi Elitzur

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/who-man-who-walks-field-towards-us 

 

Why Should Efron Suffer? By Rabbi Yissocher Frand

https://torah.org/torah-portion/ravfrand-5758-chayeisarah/

 

‘A Stranger and a Resident I Am Amongst You’

By: Rabbi Jeremy Wieder 

https://yucommentator.org/2019/12/a-stranger-and-a-resident-i-am-amongst-you/

 

The Field and the Cave: Yitzchak in the Land

Rav Yoel Bin-Nun

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/field-and-cave-yitzchak-land

 

Be a Man! Rabbi Shmuel Goldin

https://oupress.org/excerpts/parshat-chayei-sara-be-a-man/

 

Rabbi Zvi Sobolofsky

The Challenge of Tefillas Mincha

http://www.torahweb.org/torah/2011/parsha/rsob_chayey.html

 

Rabbi Yaakov Bieler- Avraham and Rivka

https://yaakovbieler.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/avraham-and-rivka/

 

 

Chevron and Me’aras HaMachpelah

 

Are Kohanim Allowed To Visit the Graves of the Righteous?

Rabbi Avi Zakutinsky

https://outorah.org/p/26830/ 

 

When a Memphian Thrived in Hebron: The Letters of Aharon Dovid Shainberg (1906-1929)

Akiva Males

https://traditiononline.org/when-a-memphian-thrived-in-hebron-the-letters-of-aharon-dovid-shainberg-1906-1929/ 

 

Rabbi Goren’s Hebron miracle

By BEN BRESKY

https://www.jpost.com/in-jerusalem/rabbi-gorens-hebron-miracle-456475

 

1st Jew in Patriarchs' cave

By TAMARA ZIEVE

http://www.jidaily.com/5dac3  

 

REFLECTION ON TWO LEADERS: RAV DOVID FEINSTEIN AND RAV LORD JONATHAN SACKS

Rav Dovid Feinstein zt’l

HIGHER PURPOSE ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE

 By Yisroel Besser

https://mishpacha.com/higher-purpose-on-the-lower-east-side/ 

 

Some Memories of Reb Dovid Feinstein zt”l: Instead of a Hesped

By Jonathan Boyarin

https://seforimblog.com/2020/11/some-memories-of-reb-dovid-feinstein-ztl-instead-of-a-hesped/ 

 

Rav Lord Jonathan Sacks zt’l

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’ eulogy and tribute to Rabbi Sacks

https://www.thejc.com/news/uk/chief-rabbi-ephraim-mirvis-eulogy-and-tribute-to-rabbi-sacks-1.508402

 

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, z”l

BY YITZCHOK ADLERSTEIN

https://cross-currents.com/2020/11/09/19139/

 

HARAV LORD JONATHAN SACKS Z”L- Rabbi Pini Dunner

https://rabbidunner.com/harav-lord-jonathan-sacks-zl/ 

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 https://forms.gle/CrwzUQTDaxp7CdBy9

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

Shacharis:

  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 https://forms.gle/CrwzUQTDaxp7CdBy9 

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

Weekdays

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.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6811407218?pwd=QmtTdDF1OUE4T3ZQem1ubUpWanRIQT09 

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84612169647

 

To join by phone

1-301-715-8592

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)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6811407218?pwd=QmtTdDF1OUE4T3ZQem1ubUpWanRIQT09 

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

https://www.torahweb.org/torah/2010/parsha/ryud_nitzavim.html 

 

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

https://www.torahweb.org/torah/2018/parsha/rkoe_nitzavim.html

 

The Commandment of Hakhel- Rabbi Ari D. Kahn

http://arikahn.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-commandment-of-hakhel.html

 

Ever change your mind?BY SHIRA SCHMIDT 

https://cross-currents.com/2008/10/16/ever-change-your-mind/ 

 

Hak’hel: The Torah Reading of the King

Rav Binyamin Tabory

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/hak%E2%80%99hel-torah-reading-king     

 

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks- Torah as Song

https://rabbisacks.org/torah-as-song-vayelech-5775/

 

Can man return to Gan Eden?- Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

https://tanach.org/dvarim/nitz1.htm 

 

Dimensions of Teshuvah

By Rabbi Yitzchak Etshalom

https://torah.org/torah-portion/mikra-5769-netzavim/

 

The Mitzvah of Writing a Sefer Torah by Rabbi Josh Flug

https://www.yutorah.org/lectures/lecture.cfm/724507/rabbi-josh-flug/the-mitzvah-of-writing-a-sefer-torah/ 

 

Selichos

"Needy and Destitute, We Knock at Your Door"

Harav Yehuda Amital

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/needy-and-destitute-we-knock-your-door

 

How Can We Speak and How Can We Justify Ourselves?

Harav Yehuda Amital

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/how-can-we-speak-and-how-can-we-justify-ourselves-0

 

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

https://torah.org/torah-portion/ravfrand-5765-kisavo/

 

Selichot Prior to Rosh HaShanah

Rabbi Dr. Asher Meir

https://www.ou.org/holidays/selichot-prior-to-rosh-hashanah-part-2/

 

Rabbi Benjamin Yudin Group Coverage

https://www.torahweb.org/torah/2010/parsha/ryud_nitzavim.html

 

Understanding the 13 Middot - Introduction

Rav Ezra Bick

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/shiur-1-understanding-13-middot-introduction  

 

9/11

Jewish Action 10 years after 9/11

https://jewishaction.com/religion/shabbat-holidays/911/9_11_ten_years_later/?webSyncID=58d21952-0279-c71c-5e11-98092cc10c43&sessionGUID=75b85c04-2227-d44a-4359-628ab46a8b07

 

The World Trade Center Agunot  by Rabbi Chaim Jachter

https://www.koltorah.org/halachah/the-world-trade-center-agunot-part-one-by-rabbi-chaim-jachter

https://www.koltorah.org/halachah/the-world-trade-center-agunot-part-two-by-rabbi-chaim-jachter  

 

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

Harav Aharon Lichtenstein

https://www.etzion.org.il/en/reflections-first-anniversary-attack-twin-towers