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We provide a loving fellowship for Jews of all backgrounds and cultures.

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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Israeli Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terrorism Remembrance Day is a day when Israel honors its fallen soldiers as well as its civilian terror victims. Yom Hazikaron is observed annually, usually on the fourth day of the month of Iyar one day before Israel’s Independence Day. The observance and celebration of these days are at times held a day early when they fall on Friday, or are postponed when they commence on Sunday, so that the activities do not desecrate the holiness of Shabbat.

Yom Hazikaron is a national day of mourning, an observance which is shared by the religious and not religious alike. Observance of Yom Hazikaron became a national Memorial day, when the Knesset legislated it in 1963, marking the 4th day of Iyar (April 22, always one day before Independence Day) the “Heroes Remembrance Day” in honor of the soldiers who gave their lives to the creation and protection of the State of Israel. In 1980 the law was expanded to include all those killed in action during pre-State battles. These days, Yom Hazikaron commemorates all fallen soldiers, policemen and border guards who sacrificed their lives in defense of Israel and its citizens, as well as the victims of Arab Terror who were murdered just because they are Jews living in the land of Israel.

Yom Hazikaron is marked by the closure of all public places, including most restaurants and public entertainment venues, such as theatres, cinemas, nightclubs and bars.

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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.



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