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Shabbat, August 19th, 2017 – Parashat Re’eh, Mevarchim Elul


Westville News, Information, and Events
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Beth HaMedrosh Hagodol B’nai Israel • The Westville Synagogue
74 West Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06515
Rabbi: Fred Hyman • Board Chair: Barbara Zalesch • President: Mark Schwartz

August 19th, 2017
כ”ז אב תשע”ז

Shabbat Parshat Re’eh – Mevarchim Elul

שבת פרשת ראה – מברכים אלול

Shabbat Zmanim


  • Friday, August 18th, 26 Av
  • 7:00 am: Shacharit
  • 6:45 pm: Mincha
  • 7:28 pm: Candles
  • Shabbat, August 19th, 27 Av
  • 9:00 am: Shacharit
    Rabbi Hyman is away, the D’var Torah will be delivered by Dov Horowitz.
  • 6:20 pm: Shabbat afternoon class
  • 7:20 pm: Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit and Ma’ariv
  • 8:29 pm: Havdalah


  • Kiddush this week is sponsored by the shul.

Shul calendars for 2017-2018 (5778) can still be ordered for $25 apiece. You will be notified in August when the calendars are available; if you wish to have it mailed to you please include $2 toward mailing costs.

August 26, 2017: Bar Mitzvah of Zachary Schulman followed by a luncheon;  everyone welcome. Please RSVP to

Monday, August 21 is the date of the Total Solar Eclipse coming to the USA. The total eclipse will only be visible in a narrow band from the northwest to the southeast, (where the full shadow of the moon hits the earth) but we can enjoy it vicariously through the several shul members who are traveling to view it. However, a 70% partial eclipse will be visible in New Haven. Make sure to view it only through certified eclipse glasses or through a pinhole camera ( eclipse will start at 1:25 pm and end at 4:00 pm. The maximum eclipse, when the moon will cover around 70% of the sun, will be at 2:45 pm.

The Westville Synagogue Shabbat afternoon Family Gathering this week is hosted by Sharon & Ron Salem at 40 Mumford Road, from 4:30-6:00 PM (rain or shine).Shul calendars for 2017-2018 (5778) can still be ordered for $25 apiece. You will be notified in August when the calendars are available; if you wish to have it mailed to you please include $2 toward mailing costs.

Services & Zmanim

All services are at Westville Shul (74 W Prospect St) except where specified.

Sunday, August 20th, 28 Av
8:00 am: Shacharit
7:00 pm: Mincha & Maariv

Monday, August 21st, 29 Av
7:00 am: Shacharit
7:00 pm: Mincha & Maariv

Community Events

Westville University, September 12th

An exciting 2017-2018 series is planned for Westville University, kicking off with Rabbi Hyman. This season will feature presentations by Zalman Alpert, Michal BarAsher, Nadav Berman Shifman, Jeremy Bruce, Steven Fraade, Allyson Ganzalez, Rebecca Koenigsberg, Sharon Naveh, Mati Pawlak, Steven Wilf, Liran Yagdar and our movie series. Don’t miss it!


October 27-29, Parashat Lech Lecha:

BEKI, B’nai Jacob, and the Westville Synagogue will again sponsor a Scholar-in-Residence weekend, featuring Noam Zion a senior research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. We plan to have a catered Shabbat dinner at Westville (by reservation), followed by an address from Mr. Zion. He will speak again on Shabbat following a kiddush luncheon at BEKI, as well as Sunday morning at B’nai Jacob in Woodbridge. Anyone interested in helping to plan this exciting event or to help sponsor it should please contact Barbara Zalesch.


Monday, August 28, 10:30 am:
JFS invites you to its first I Want to do a JFS Mitzvah event. Please join us for a chance to get involved with a vital JFS Mitzvah project. Please help us as we prepare the mailing for our Friends Campaign, while having a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and learning about other upcoming volunteer opportunities, such as Food Pantry, Shalom Group events for adults with disabilities, Packing and delivering bags for the Food4Kids program, Visits to the elderly or home-bound, Mitzvah projects, and assembling bags for the homeless. Please come to 1440 Whalley Ave for this fun and informative event. For more information, please contact Mara Ginsberg at

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