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Shabbos Information
This week`s Torah chapter is BeShalach

This Friday, January 18 Mincha will be at 4:35 PM

Candle lighting will be at 4:30 PM

Kidush is sponsored by Polina Imas on the occasion of Isabel`s birthday.

Mincha on Shabbos, January 19 will be at 4:20 PM

Maariv will be at 5:31 PM

Shabbos ends at 5:41 PM
Weekly Torah
Pharaoh finally sends the Beney Yisrael out of Egypt. HaShem leads the Jewish People towards Erets Yisrael with pillars of clouds and fire on a circuitous route which avoids the Plishtim (Philistines).

Pharaoh regrets the loss of so many slaves and chases the Jews with his army. The Beney Yisrael are very afraid as the Egyptians draw close, but HaShem protects them. Moshe raises his staff, and HaShem splits the sea, enabling the Beney Yisrael to cross safely.

Pharaoh, his heart hardened by HaShem, commands his army to pursue the Beney Yisrael, whereupon the waters crash down upon the Egyptian army. Moshe and Miryam lead the men and women, respectively, in song thanking HaShem. After travelling for three days only to find bitter waters at Marah, the people start to complain. Moshe miraculously produces potable water for them, and in Marah they receive certain mitsvot. The people complain to Moshe and Aharon that they had better food in Egypt. HaShem sends quails so they can have meat and provides the `Manna` for them. It is a miraculous bread that falls from the heavens every day except on Shabat. However, on Friday a double portion descends to supply the Sabbath needs. Nobody is able to obtain more than his daily portion, but Manna collected on Friday suffices for two days so the Jews can rest on Shabat. Some of the Manna is set aside as a memorial for future generations. After the Jews complain again about the lack of water, Moshe miraculously produces water from a rock. Amalek then attacks the Jews. Joshua leads the battle while Moshe prays for their welfare.

Birthdays
Ester Leah Volinsky
January 17
Ariel Aharon Turik
January 19
Rochel Gertsberg
January 22
Isabel Kucher
January 23
Yahrzeit
David Dimarsky
Dovid ben Eliezer
January 24
Moshe Fintushal
Moshe ben Avraham
January 18
Yosef Peisin
Yosef ben Dvora
January 21
Malka Turetskaya
Malka bas Yakov
January 21
Fenya Yelkonovich
Fenya bas Michael
January 19
Shabbos Halacha

Shabbat Kiddush: Kos Pagum

Do not use a kos pagum for kiddush. Kos pagum means either:

  • “Physically damaged or broken drinking utensil":   (You may not use such a cup for kiddush l`chatchila), OR
  • Cup of wine, grape juice, or any beverage that has been drunk from. 

This beverage may not be used for a kos shel bracha until at least a small amount more of some beverage has been added to the existing beverage.

North Shore

NCSY is the most effective and respected educational Jewish Youth movement in the world.

NCSY is a multi-faceted Jewish Youth group which is open to all Jewish youth regardless of background and affiliation. Offering social and educational programming in hundreds of communities across the U.S. and Canada, NCSY is a leader in bringing unaffiliated youth an awareness of what Judaism is all about. For Jewish teenagers, NCSY is a relaxed, fun environment to learn about their own heritage.

NCSY’s programming really begins on the chapter level. Midwest NCSY includes thirteen chapters in seven US states and one Canadian province. Under the leadership of Rabbi Micah Greenland, Regional Director, we have earned an outstanding reputation among NCSY’s regions as a trailblazer in unique and innovative programming that appeals to today’s Jewish teen. If you live in the Midwest, there is probably a chapter near you.

Whether it is a latte and learning, a regional convention weekend, or just a chance to hang out with friends, chances are Midwest NCSY has an event that you are going to LOVE!

If you would like to join Midwest NCSY, please contact us. We will be glad to show you how to become a part of the most exciting Jewish youth organization in the world. In the meantime, surf the Midwest NCSY web site to find out more about all of NCSY’s programs and projects.