A.M. Online Jan 14, 2022


Jan 14 – 21 2022 12 – 19 Shevat 5782
Rabbi: Alan M. Abramson


Masks are required for all attendees. No food allowed inside the building. Bottled water is acceptable since our public fountain is not being used. The kitchen is OFF LIMITS. All attendees must remain in their seats and no congregating in the hallways or other rooms. Keep social distancing. There will be no kiddushim until further notice.

Candle Lighting time
Fri Jan 14, 4:24

Schedule of Davening:

FRIDAY Jan 14th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:30 at shul
CLT 4:24

Shabbos Schedule

SHABBOS Jan 15th

Shacharis 7 & 8:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:30 at shul

Maariv 5:20 at shul

SUNDAY Jan 16th

Shacharis 8:00 at shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00

MONDAY Jan 17th

Shacharis 6:45 at Shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00

TUESDAY Jan 18th

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00


Shacharis 7:00 at shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00


Shacharis 6:45 at shul

Mincha 4:30

Maariv 5:00

FRIDAY Jan 21st

Shacharis 7:00 at Shul

Mincha 4:30 at shul
CLT 4:32

Shabbos Schedule


Shabbos’ Women’s Tehillim: Please join together “virtually” this Shabbos afternoon, 4:00 to recite Tehillim. It is more important now than ever that our community comes together for this all important service. May HKB”H answer our tefillos speedily.

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¨From the Rabbi’s Study¨

In case we may have been in a cocoon and missed the news, last week marked the anniversary of the election  protest at the Capitol Rotunda. Whatever our personal political view of the candidates we all agree that January 7 was a dark day in our nation’s history. There is however a more disturbing trend. A recent poll showed many (not a majority) believe a different scenario where the Capitol riot was perpetrated not by Trump supporters but by the anti-Trumpers. Whether one considers what happened on January 7 an incursion, riot, insurrection or simply a crowd gone wild, it was no doubt a pro-Trump gathering. Let’s not be blind to the facts. You need not be a democrat to know the facts.
The next to last plague was darkness. The Netziv explains that  since the Egyptians were blind to the sufferings of the Bnei Yisroel they themselves were punished with darkness as a prelude to the tenth and final plague.
We read last week about some horrible abuses which took place by a famed children’s author in Bnei Brak. Some accepted the truths and are attempting to right the wrongs. Others (also a minority) cover their eyes and cast aspersions against the accusers. Our challenge is to never look away from human suffering and to see the truth as best as we can. This will help us first and foremost to deal with the heavy issues sanely with maturity and forthrightness. Our faith in Hashem together with  sympathetic and empathetic dispositions should guide us as we seek true righteousness.

Good Shabbos,
Rabbi A. M. Abramson

To all those who are not well as well as those worldwide with this virus. Let Hashem hear our tefillos on their behalves, and all have a speedy recovery. If there is a choleh that needs a misheberach, please email their name to anshemotele@sbcglobal.net .
Since we are not currently making the Mishebarach at Torah readings, in your private shmone esrai, you can include in the “Refaeinu” paragraph a special tefilla for the cholim that you have in mind.

Members Corner:

Happy Anniversary to: Nochum and Sophia Jan 18th


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Shabbat Shalom

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