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No matter what level of observance, Shabbat and Holiday services are spiritually enriching and inspiring.

Services Saturday morning are at 9:00 A.M.

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Shevat is the eleventh of the twelve months of the Jewish calendar. The 15th day of Shevat- Tu B’Shevat, is the “New Year of Trees” according to the school of Hillel; according to the school of Shamai, the “New Year of Trees” is the first of Shevat. The “New Year of Trees” is the day from which the new year is reckoned for the fruit of the trees with regard to the mitzvot of Ma’aser (“tithes”; fruit that blossoms after this date may not be taken as a tithe with fruit that blossomed before) and orlah (the fruit of a tree less than three years old is called orlah, and is forbidden to eat.) Tu B’Shevat is celebrated by partaking of fruit, especially of the seven species with which the land of Israel is blessed.

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Daily Minyan Urgent Request

The morning and afternoon minyans are fragile and exist without a strong safety net of men to make a minyan if some of our regulars do not come.

If you are observing the yahrzeit of a loved one and it falls on a day when we do not have a minyan you would be upset and rightly so. We need you not only when you are observing yahrzeit, but a few days each month to insure that someone else will be able to say kaddish. A few days each month is not too much to ask.

By doing a mitzvah, you will be rewarded with a bigger mitzvah. Please contact the Rabbi or the Center office with your name and phone number; & when and how often & what time (morning/afternoon?) you can commit.