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Shabbat, February 18 2017 – Parashat Yitro

Services and Zmanim

Friday, February 17, 21 Shvat
Shacharit: 7:00 AM, Mincha: 5:10 PM, Candle lighting: 5:10 PM

Shabbat, February 18, 22 Shvat
Shacharit: 9:00 AM, Mincha: 5:00 PM, Havdalah: 6:11 PM


Rabbi Hyman’s Friday night class is titled “Lending Silver Items to the Shul”

Rabbi Hyman’s Drasha on Shabbat is titled “G-d’s Pre-Game Speech”.

Our thanks to Michael Wiener, Harold Hack, Rafi Lefkowitz, and Jacob Hasbani for reading from the Torah this week.

Kiddush after Shabbat morning services is sponsored by the shul. Cake and dessert are sponsored by the Wilf and Horowitz/Hochstein families in honor of Michaela’s 1st and Roni’s 4th birthdays”


February Events

Shabbat, February 25th – Westville Cholent Cook-off! the Kiddush will consist of Cholent, chullent, choln’t… you get the idea. We would like five (first come, first eaten) cholent mavens to come to the shul and prepare their favorite recipes in the shul’s kitchen. Please share your taste with us; contact Elchanan and Marina Baine, co-chairs of the program, at to make arrangements.

In the Community

What’s Cooking? Couples cooking – On the first Thursday of the month Feb 2 – June 1. Lara and Sahar Yahav offer a warm atmosphere to learn and dine. Each class end with a community meal BABYSITTING available (add. charge) $165/couple

JCC Mitzvah Fair – March 5th (7 Adar) Participate in a Community-Wide collection of Mitzvah Activities. Choose from events at four locations

JCC FITNESS CENTER 4 Research Drive Woodbridge, CT
B’NAI JACOB 74 Rimmon Road Woodbridge, CT
TOWER ONE/ TOWER EAST 18 Tower Lane New Haven, CT

Donate sample size toiletries to area shelters (drop off at Shul); Mitzvah Fair will wrap them up into gift packages.

Communal Purim SeudaCommunal Purim Seudah, Sunday March 12, hosted at Westville Synagogue including megilla readings great food and fabulous entertainment (especially for the kids).

This is an independent collaborative community event, sponsored by Westville Shul together with five other synagogues and the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and is open to the entire community. Featuring:

• 2 separate afternoon megilla readings at 4:00 pm,

• Communal meal (kosher) at 5:15 p.m. with…

• MC/DJ Charles F. Rosenay!!! provides kid centered entertainment


• Early Bird (until Feb. 21) $24 per adult or teen (ages 11+), $14 per child (ages 5-10), under 5, no charge

• Until Mar. 6, $30 per adult or teen (ages 11+), $20 per child (ages 5-10), under 5 no charge.

To help out on the planning committee and/or on the day, contact Sharon Naveh at and/or Ruth Gross at

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