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Shabbat March 4, 2017 – Parashat Teruma

Services and Zmanim

Friday, March 3, 5 Shvat
Shacharit: 7:00 AM, Mincha: 5:25 PM, Candle lighting: 5:27 PM

Shabbat, March 4, 6 Shvat
Shacharit: 9:00 AM, Mincha: 5:20 PM, Havdalah: 6:28 PM

Announcements

Rabbi Hyman’s Friday night class is titled “Lending Your Home As A Shul”

Rabbi Hyman’s Drasha on Shabbat is titled “Uplifting”.

Our thanks to Michael Wiener for reading from the Torah this week.

Kiddush after Shabbat morning services is sponsored by the Shul.

Mazal Tov!!… To Ruth and Elliott Croll on the marriage of son
Jeremy to Marina Nudel.

 

From Rabbi Hyman…: On Purim, we have the mitzvah of Matanot la’Evyonim, a gift of charity. Our Purim observance full of joy, happiness, and laughter cannot be complete as we realize that there are those in our community and in Israel who are in need of financial assistance. I invite the
entire congregation to donate generously to our Matanot La Evyonim drive. Please make checks payable to Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund with PURIM-CHARITY in the memo portion of your check. Kindly send in your checks to the synagogue office before Tuesday, March 7th (in 2 days!).

 

Westville University

March 15th – Steve Ginsburg from the
Connecticut Anti-Defamation League will speak on: “BDS – What Can We Do To Stop It.”

 

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 http://bit.ly/couplescs.

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
SHORELINE OFFICE/ LIGHTHOUSE SQUARE 705 Boston Post Road Guilford, 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

Registration:

• 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 Newhaven.purimseudah@gmail.com and/or Ruth Gross at ruthlessinct@yahoo.com

 

Jewish Community Relations Council – Upcoming Events

Annual Legislative Breakfast, March 20th, 8:30-10:30am: The JCRC will be hosting the Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Israeli Consul General for New England will be attending and you can chat with him and staff. The breakfast will take place at the private dining room of the Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, and will begin promptly at 8:30am. Please RSVP here (no charge).

Left vs. Right: The Battle For Israel’s Soul, March 23rd, 7pm at Temple Beth Tikvah Debate between JJ Goldberg and Jonathan Tobin. The event is offered when support for Israel struggles and we cannot speak effectively with people from varied perspectives. Your support by attending this event in Madison will speak volumes about how we value our broad and diverse Jewish community. Please RSVP here (no charge).

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