Reminders:

  • Mincha Erev Shabbos at 13:30, 17:55 and 19:27.
  • Tisha B’Av schedule is below. We hope to broadcast the Kinos via Zoom. You can also sign up to introduce a Kinah, and you can give this introduction from your home via ZOOM if desired!
  • Weekday MINCHA GEDOLAH: 13:21 instead of 13:15 for the next week.
  • Shabbos Shiurim with the Rav:
    • The Rav’s shiur on Beis Elokim written by the Mabit takes place this and every Shabbos at about 08:05.
    • The Rav’s Pirkei Avos takes place immediately after the 3rd Mincha (approximately 18:24). It is open to both men and women.
  • Weekday Shiurim with the Rav:
  • Only some of the weekday minyonim are in place. Please see schedule below.
  • American Friends of Ahavas Shalom Inc. (a 501c3 Corporation in New York State) is now up and running. Donations are deductible as per the USA Tax Law. See www.ahavasshalom.com for details about donations.
  • Contact Mrs. Miriam Zakoo, the Ahavas Shalom Administrative Secretary, to pay your membership dues or make a donation to the Kehilla.

Good Shabbos!

Safety Guidelines

Confused yet? We are doing our best to follow the ever changing government-imposed “safety” mandates. Here is our current plan for Shabbos based on the 17-July-2020 rules (source: https://govextra.gov.il/MINISTRY-OF-HEALTH/CORONA/CORONA-VIRUS-EN/GUIDELINES.):

  1. The Beis Medrash will be divided into 3 “capsules”, for men plus a fourth “capsule” in the hall for ladies. TEN (10) people maximum per capsule.
  2. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will also have some space outside for latecomers.
  3. The following three minyomin will be for adult members only until the time stated in parenthesis:
  • Friday Night “regular” minyon (until Barchu)
  • Shabbos Day (until Shochane Ad)
  • Shabbos Mincha 18:00 (until u’va l’tzion)

After the time stated in () above, non-adult children of members and non-members will be permitted entry on an “as available” basis. We ask members to come on time to avoid uncomfortable situations.

The plastic dividers are delicate, so please do not try to  ”sneak” past them. Instead please only use the various entrance doorways to move to a different “capsule”.

Communal Kinos

Even with the current panic, the Rav still enthusiastically supports the kinos presentations on Tisha B’Av morning that members have made in the past. This year, we hope to give members the opportunity to present a 2 to 3 minutes kinos introduction again, whether they are at home or in the shul, by using ZOOM.
You can see which kinos are available and sign up at ahavasshalom.org/kinos. This link will also enable you to see which kinos you may have presented in a previous year so that you can select a new kinah for this year.

Please contact Peretz Dissen (054-566-5084 or peretzd@gmail.com) with the Kina you would prefer to introduce, and an alternate or two in case of conflicting requests, or to be assigned one.

With hope that the Geula will arrive this year, and we will instead be saying praises to Hashem with hearts full of joy.

כל המתאבל על ירושלים – זוכה ורואה בשמחתה