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RABBI EFREM GOLDBERG Marah D’asrah [email protected] RABBI PHILIP MOSKOWITZ Associate rabbi [email protected] DAVID KAY, MD President [email protected] RABBI DAVID SHABTAI, MD Rabbi, Sephardic Minyan [email protected] RABBI RAEL BLUMENTHAL Rabbi, BRS West [email protected] RABBI JOSH BROIDE Outreach Rabbi [email protected] RABBI SIMCHA SHABTAI Rosh Beis Medrash [email protected] RABBI KENNETH BRANDER, PHD Rabbi Emeritus [email protected] MATTHEW HOCHERMAN Executive Director [email protected] RABBI GERSHON EISENBERGER Youth Director [email protected] RABBI ELI ZIANS Teen Director [email protected] KERRY PURCELL-STEWARD Editor-in-Chief of the Weekly [email protected] HAHN JUDAIC CAMPUS • 7900 MONTOYA CIRCLE N. BOCA RATON, FLORIDA 33433-4912 (561) 394-0394 • FAX (561) 394-0180 • WWW.BRSONLINE.ORG • [email protected] LIKE Like us on Facebook Boca Raton Synagogue FOLLOW Follow us on Twitter @RabbiGoldberg @RabbiPhilip @Broide SHARE Check out Jewish Pride Films for our latest videos WEEKLY Boca Raton Synagogue PARSHAT BALAK Stone Chumash Page 856 June 29 • July 6, 2018 • 16 Tammuz • 23 Tammuz 5778 FRIDAY NIGHT Plag Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 6:35 pm Earliest Candle Lighting 6:51 pm Early Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pm Candle Lighting 7:59 pm Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 8:00 pm SHABBAT DAY Women's Class 5:45 pm There's No I or U in Zealotry Rina Lanner Rabbi's Class 6:45 pm Are Ethiopian Jews “Jewish Enough”? Understanding the History Behind the Barkan Winery Controversy Rabbi Philip Moskowitz Ashkenazi Mincha (Rand Sanctuary) 7:45 pm Ma’ariv/Havdallah 8:57 pm

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    RABBI EFREM GOLDBERGMarah [email protected]

    RABBI PHILIP MOSKOWITZAssociate [email protected]

    DAVID KAY, MDPresident

    [email protected]

    RABBI DAVID SHABTAI, MDRabbi, Sephardic Minyan

    [email protected]

    RABBI RAEL BLUMENTHALRabbi, BRS [email protected]

    RABBI JOSH BROIDEOutreach [email protected]

    RABBI SIMCHA SHABTAIRosh Beis Medrash

    [email protected]

    RABBI KENNETH BRANDER, PHDRabbi [email protected]

    MATTHEW HOCHERMANExecutive Director

    [email protected]

    RABBI GERSHON EISENBERGER Youth [email protected]

    RABBI ELI ZIANSTeen [email protected]

    KERRY PURCELL-STEWARDEditor-in-Chief of the Weekly

    [email protected]

    HAHN JUDAIC CAMPUS 7900 MONTOYA CIRCLE N. BOCA RATON, FLORIDA 33433-4912(561) 394-0394 FAX (561) 394-0180 WWW.BRSONLINE.ORG [email protected]

    LIKELike us on FacebookBoca Raton Synagogue

    FOLLOWFollow us on [email protected] @[email protected]

    SHARECheck out Jewish Pride Films for our latest videos

    WEEKLYBoca Raton Synagogue

    PARSHAT BALAKStone Chumash Page 856

    June 29 July 6, 2018 16 Tammuz 23 Tammuz 5778

    FRIDAY NIGHTPlag Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 6:35 pmEarliest Candle Lighting 6:51 pmEarly Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 7:00 pmCandle Lighting 7:59 pmMincha/Kabbalat Shabbat 8:00 pm

    SHABBAT DAYWomen's Class 5:45 pm

    There's No I or U in Zealotry Rina Lanner

    Rabbi's Class 6:45 pmAre Ethiopian Jews Jewish Enough?

    Understanding the History Behind the Barkan Winery Controversy

    Rabbi Philip MoskowitzAshkenazi Mincha (Rand Sanctuary) 7:45 pmMaariv/Havdallah 8:57 pm

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    In 1966 Time magazine ran a now-famous cover story asking: Is God Dead? Nearly 50 years later, a Wall Street Journal article entitled, Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God records:

    The fine-tuning necessary for life to exist on a planet is nothing compared with the fine-

    tuning required for the universe to exist at all. For example, astrophysicists now know that the values of the four fundamental forcesgravity, the electromagnetic force, and the strong and weak nuclear forceswere determined less than one millionth of a second after the big bang. Alter any one value and the universe could not exist. For instance, if the ratio between the nuclear strong force and the electromagnetic force had been off by the tiniest fraction of the tiniest fractionby even one part in 100,000,000,000,000,000then no stars could have ever formed at all

    Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term big bang, said that his atheism was greatly shaken at these developments. He later wrote that a common-sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with the physics, as well as with chemistry and biology . . . . The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.

    Even science now realizes that the Universe proclaims testimony to God, making the only question whether we

    are listening.

    Our Parsha begins by describing how Balak saw all that the Jewish people had done to the Emori and his response was to become very frightened. We have another Parsha named for a non-Jew who is described as experiencing through a different one of the senses. Vayar Balak, Balak saw, and Vayishma Yisro, Yisro heard. Not only are they described as employing different senses, but their reactions are completely opposite to one another.

    Yisro saw the hand of God guiding the Jewish destiny and was moved to join them on their journey. Balak saw what Yisro had heard, but he had the opposite reaction. He didnt see the hand of God, he saw a strong Jewish people and set out to eliminate them.

    Two people looking at the same phenomenon and story. One sees Hashem and the other sees nothing. We have a choice to be like Yisro or like Balak. We can live our lives looking for the hand of the Almighty or we can peer out and see nothing.

    When Bilaam is recruited by Balak to curse the Jews and he is traveling on that mission, his donkey suddenly stops when seeing an angel. Bilaam doesnt see the angel and so he strikes the donkey. When Bilaam finally sees the angel he says, chatasi ki lo yadati ki atah nitzav likrasi baderech, forgive me for my sin for I did not know you were there. The Seforno and Shelah wonder, why does Bilaam say chatasi? What cheit, what sin did he violate, if in fact he simply didnt see the angel? They answer that the sin was not having looked at what was right in front of him, not seeing beneath the surface.

    We each are recipients of incredible blessings daily in our lives. Hashem is orchestrating things from above. Yesterday, literally and figuratively, we prayed with all of our hearts for good health or livelihood or many other things. Then, we get what we

    prayed for and often forget that they come from Hashem because we are distracted by praying for tomorrows blessings. We need to pause to recognize that todays blessings are the result of yesterdays prayers and we owe a huge expression of gratitude and of thanks for the hand of Hashem in our lives.

    But it is not only when things are going our way and are what we prayed for that we should see the hand of Hashem. Rashi describes the angel that blocks Bilaams path as Malach shel rachamim haya vhaya rotzeh lmano milachto, he was an angel of compassion and he was blocking the path to prevent Bilaam from making a mistake. When our path seems blocked or we run into an obstruction, that, too, is an angel or the hand of Hashem acting for our benefit, even when we dont understand it.

    Albert Einstein said, There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.

    God is calling all around us. You can look like Balak or you can listen like Yisro, the choice is up to you.

    Good Shabbos,

    FROM THE RABBIS DESK

    TWO WAYS TO LIVE LIFE WHICH BEST

    DESCRIBES YOU?

    Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

    Subscribe to receive the Rabbi's blog via email at rabbisblog.brsonline.org

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    In the spirit of our mission Valuing Diversity and Celebrating Unity, we believe that a community is built on the collective engagement of individuals representing differing perspectives, whether religious, political, or social. As Boca Raton Synagogue is an environment where all of its members and visitors need to feel valued and welcomed, members are required to comport themselves in a manner which reflects mutual respect and a sense of inclusiveness. In our Synagogue, we value debate about pressing issues. This is consistent with the American democratic tradition. Our sages saw the value of arguments conducted LShem Shamayim, for the sake of heaven, believing that great minds who engage in respectful debate will arrive at better solutions. They valued and welcomed alternate views, as do we.

    Derech Eretz, good and proper conduct, and mutually respectful dialogue are core values of the Synagogue community. These create a safe place for inspiration and spiritual growth, the central purpose of the Synagogue. It is a violation of Jewish law and ethics to use harsh language (vitriol) to demonize or to marginalize people with whom one may disagree. Uncivil expression reflects negatively on our Synagogue as well as on the individuals who engage in such behavior.

    Boca Raton Synagogue expects its members to act and to speak with kindness and sensitivity to others. It is only in this fashion that a strong, vibrant, and harmonious community can be created and maintained. Adherence to this policy is a requirement for membership in good standing at the Boca Raton Synagogue.

    BOCA RATON SYNAGOGUE DERECH ERETZ STATEMENT

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    SHABBAT SCHEDULEFRIDAY NIGHT

    Friday Night Live: Please invite someone to this Outreach Program 6:00 pmSephardic Plag Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat (Sephardic Beit Midrash) 6:30 pmAshkenazi Plag Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat (Social Hall) 6:35 pmEarliest Candle Lighting 6:51 pmAshkenazi Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat (Rand Sanctuary) 7:00 pmCandle Lighting 7:59 pmAshkenazi Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat (Social Hall) 8:00 pmShtiebel Minyan/Kabbalat Shabbat (Shtiebel Beit Midrash) 8:05 pm

    SHABBAT DAYNeitz Minyan (Sephardic Beit Midrash) 5:44 amHashkama Minyan (Social Hall) 7:30 amSephardic Minyan (Sephardic Beit Midrash) 9:00 amAshkenazi Minyan (Rand Sanctuary) 9:00 am Sermon: Rabbi Philip MoskowitzShtiebel Minyan (Shtiebel Beit Midrash) 9:30 amTeen Minyan Summer BreakYouth Tefillah Groups (Jacobs and Rubin Youth & Senior Center) 9:50 amSof Zman Kriat Shema 9:57 amEarly Mincha (Rand Sanctuary) 3:00 pmWomen's Class 5:45 pm

    There's No I or U in Zealotry Rina Lanner

    Rabbis Class 6:45 pmAre Ethiopian Jews Jewish Enough?

    Understanding the History Behind the Barkan Winery Controversy

    Rabbi Philip MoskowitzSephardic Mincha (Sephardic Beit Midrash) 7:40 pmAshkenazi Mincha (Rand Sanctuary) 7:45 pmDaf Yomi (Berdugo Beit Midrash) between Mincha/Ma'arivShkiah 8:17 pmMaariv/Havdalah 8:57 pm

    SHABBAT LEARNINGTefillah Insights summer recessAdvanced Gemara Chabura (Rabbi Ben Sugarman) after Hashkama MinyanYouth Groups (Drop-off begins at 10:00 am) 10:30 amAvos UBanim (Social Hall) 6:45 pm

    JULY 6 & 7PARSHAT PINCHAS

    Friday Night Live: Please invite someone to this Outreach Program 6:00 pmSephardic Plag Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat (Sephardic Beit Midrash) 6:30 pmAshkenazi Plag Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat (Social Hall) 6:35 pmEarliest Candle Lighting 6:51 pmAshkenazi Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat (Rand Sanctuary) 7:00 pmCandle Lighting 7:59 pmAshkenazi Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat (Social Hall) 8:00 pmShtiebel Minyan/Kabbalat Shabbat (Shtiebel Beit Midrash) 8:05 pmMaariv/Havdalah (Shabbat) 8:56 pm

    DAILY MINYAN TIMES

    SUNDAYSHIVA ASAR B'TAMMUZ

    18 TAMMUZMONDAY19 TAMMUZ

    TUESDAY20 TAMMUZ

    WEDNESDAYINDEPENDENCE DAY

    21 TAMMUZTHURSDAY

    22 TAMMUZFRIDAY

    23 TAMMUZ

    Daf Yomi - Zevachim 79 80 81 82 83 84Ashkenazi Shacharit 6:10 am

    Social Hall 6:15 amRand Sanctuary

    6:25 amRand Sanctuary

    6:25 amRand Sanctuary

    6:15 amRand Sanctuary

    6:25 amRand Sanctuary

    Ashkenazi Shacharit 7:00 amRand Sanctuary

    7:00 amRand Sanctuary

    7:00 amRand Sanctuary

    7:00 amRand Sanctuary

    7:00 amRand Sanctuary

    7:00 amRand Sanctuary

    Ashkenazi Shacharit 7:30 amSenders Library

    7:30 amSocial Hall

    7:30 amSocial Hall

    7:30 amSocial Hall

    7:30 amSocial Hall

    7:30 amSocial Hall

    Ashkenazi Shacharit 7:45 amSocial Hall

    7:45 amRand Sanctuary

    7:45 amRand Sanctuary

    7:45 amRand Sanctuary

    7:45 amRand Sanctuary

    7:45 amRand Sanctuary

    Ashkenazi Shacharit 8:30 amRoom 204/205/206

    8:30 amRand Sanctuary

    8:30 amRand Sanctuary

    8:30 amRand Sanctuary

    8:30 amRand Sanctuary

    8:30 amRand Sanctuary

    Ashkenazi Shacharit 9:15 amRand Sanctuary

    9:15 amSephardic Beit Midrash

    Early Ashkenazi Mincha 2:00 pmRand Sanctuary

    2:45 pmSocial Hall

    2:45 pmSocial Hall

    2:45 pmSocial Hall

    2:45 pmSocial Hall

    Ashkenazi Mincha/Maariv 7:45 pmRand Sanctuary

    8:00 pmRand Sanctuary

    8:00 pmRand Sanctuary

    8:00 pmRand Sanctuary

    8:00 pmRand Sanctuary

    Late Ashkenazi Maariv 9:45 pmRand Sanctuary

    9:45 pmRand Sanctuary

    9:45 pmRand Sanctuary

    9:45 pmRand Sanctuary

    9:45 pmRand Sanctuary

    Late Ashkenazi Maariv 10:15 pmSocial Hall

    10:15 pmSocial Hall

    10:15 pmSocial Hall

    10:15 pmSocial Hall

    10:15 pmSocial Hall

    FOR SEPHARDIC TIMES, PLEASE SEE PAGE 9 - FOR BRS WEST TIMES, PLEASE SEE PAGE 10

    The annual election of Officers and Board of Directors of the Boca Raton Synagogue was held on Monday, June 25, 2018. On behalf of the Nominating Committee I would like to share with you the newly elected Officers and Board of Directors.

    The 2018/2019 Executive Board President - Dr. David Kay VP - Rabbi Samuel Levine VP - Orlie Cohen VP - Teddy Struhl VP - Shimmie Kaminetsky VP - Dan Kaskel Treasurer - Hommy Tannenbaum Financial Secretary - Donny Cohen Recording Secretary - Cara FreedmanCorresponding Secretary - Harry Bloom

    The 2018/2019 Newly Elected Board of DirectorsDanny AghionElliot AllswangAlan BergerDavid BergerLarry Halperin (1 Year Term)Jerry KaminetzkyJoseph LandsbergStephen Plotsker (1 Year Term)Leah RosenMargo RosmanChava WeisstuchJason Zangre

    We would like to thank our outgoing members of the Board of Directors,Prosper Abitbol, Josh Karsh, Phil Landau, Rina Lanner, Michael Petrover, Stuart Silverman, Josh Stern and Michael Zimmerman who have given so much of their time.

    CONTINUING MEMBERS OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS(ONE YEAR REMAINING OF TWO YEAR TERM)

    AND THE WINNERS ARE...

    Liat BensimonJonathan CharmTomer HaikJonathan Hollander

    Lawrence MelcerBinyamin MuschelGil SteinSuri Winograd

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    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTSMAZAL TOV

    Tomer & Sharon Chochan on the birth of their son. Benjamin & Donna Tripp on the marriage of their daughter, Elyse, to Michael Heino, son of Jay & Amy Heino. AND to her proud siblings, Kelley & Joseph, Jonah and Aerin. AND to Uncle Jackie, Aunt Rachel and the Tripp Cousins. Dr. Hedy & Dori Zaghi on the marriage of their son, Eram, to Tamar, daughter of Daniel & Rochelle Shiller of Cleveland. AND to his proud siblings, Sahar & Zach, Anosh & Emily, Eliyahu and Tehila.Alice Green on the birth of her grandson, Rory Matthew. His proud parents are Steven & Tracey Green.Dr. David & Maxine Wolgin on their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

    KIDDUSHHashkama Minyan Kiddush sponsored by Dr. Jonathan & Jill Petrover in honor of the graduation of their son, Ilan from Binghamton University.Sephardic Minyan Kiddush sponsored by Dr. Hedi & Dori Zaghi for Shabbat Chatan of Tamar & Eram Zaghi.Seudah Shlishiet co-sponsored by Avinoam Amram in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of his beloved mother, Rina Amram (Rina bat Yosef). And by Dr. Hedy & Dori Zaghi for Shabbat Chatan of Tamar & Eram Zaghi. And by George & Stephanie Saks and Sara & Martin Schandelson. Guest Speaker: Rabbi David Shabtai, MD

    BRS WANTS TO WELCOME YOU!SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, October 14 for the New Member dessert reception.Are you moving into our community? Do you know someone moving into our community? Our welcome committee wants to welcome you! Please contact Orlie Cohen at [email protected] or Elana Belizon at [email protected] to be set up with a buddy family.

    BREAST & OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUPBRS will be hosting a new Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support Group. This meeting will be taking place every Monday at 6:15 pm in the Petrover Board Room. RSVP required. For additional information about the group, or upcoming meetings, please contact Kira Vainberg, IHNC (561)852-6067 or [email protected]

    FAST OF SHIVA ASAR B'TAMMUZTHIS SUNDAY, JULY 1

    Fast Begins: 5:11 amEarly Mincha: 2:00 pmMincha: 7:45 pmFast Ends: 8:57 pm

    SHUL OFFICE WILL BE CLOSEDThe Shul office will be closed this Wednesday, July 4 to observe Independence Day.

    SETUP YOUR RECURRING PAYMENT PLAN TODAYPlease be advised that the new fiscal year for the Shul begins this Sunday morning! From now through July 31, all payment plans will be divided over the full 12 months. If you were previously on a recurring payment plan, it does not automatically renew; a new form MUST be completed. If you would like to set up your recurring payment plan, please contact our bookkeeper, Amy at [email protected], If you would like to discuss anything pertaining to membership, contact Matthew Hocherman at [email protected]

    DUES ADJUSTMENT FORMS MUST BE RESUBMITTEDOur High Holiday Packets will be mailed out this week. Please remember that, every Summer, invoices for the full membership amount get mailed to all members, regardless of whether you were on dues adjustment the previous year. Those seeking dues adjustment must resubmit their dues adjustment application each year. If you need a dues adjustment, please email Amy in the Shul office at [email protected] and submit the completed form to Amy in the BRS office to reset your account to reflect the dues adjustment. For those completing your adjustment forms, we make the following request: please reconsider how much assistance you need, whether you can become a full-paying member, or, if not, whether you can increase the amount of dues you are paying by 25% over last year. As an example, if last year, you paid $800, please consider increasing the amount of membership dues to $1,000. Please remember, the Shul does not turn anyone away due to the lack of funds.

    ERETZ HACHAIM CEMETERY INFO SESSIONBRS proudly owns a section of plots in the Eretz Hachaim Cemetery in Israel. There will be an information session at BRS this Monday night, July 2 at 8:45 pm, following Mincha/Maariv, with representatives from Eretz Hachaim who will be able to answer any and all of your questions. If you are interested in purchasing a plot in the BRS section, or would like more information about this opportunity, this is your chance to come and hear all about it. For more information please see the flyer on page 17.

    SUNRISE MINYAN AT THE BEACHThis Friday, July 6 at 6:15 am. Watch the sun rise over the ocean as you connect with God through prayer and inspiration. Meet at the Palmetto Park Gazebo for a special inspirational Minyan. Men and women are welcome.

    BRS YOUNG MEMBERS KIDDUSHPlease join us for a special Kiddush immediately following the 9:00 Minyan this Shabbat, June 30, at the Montoya Estates Clubhouse. We look forward to seeing you (and your kids) there! This Kiddush is generously sponsored by the BRS Young Leadership Committee. For more information or to get involved, please contact Elie Mendelson at (412) 559-9497 or [email protected]

    PRICE ALERT - BRS CEMETERY PLOTS IN ISRAELBoca Raton Synagogue has purchased an exclusive section at Eretz HaChaim cemetery in Israel for our members. Eretz HaChaim is located in the hills of Bet Shemesh, just 20 minutes from the airport, off the Jerusalem highway. The current cost to purchase a plot is $10,500 for members, $12,000 for a family member of a member, and $14,000 for non-members. This includes the cemetery's onetime required maintenance fee of $1,500. Funeral and burial services in Israel are currently priced at $1,850, and this option can be pre-purchased in order to guarantee this price.

    AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, THE PRICES WILL BE GOING UP. The new cost will be $11,500 for members, $13,000 for a family member of a member, and $15,000 for non-members. This includes the cemetery's one-time required maintenance fee of $1,500. Funeral and burial services in Israel will be going up to $2,200.

    In order to purchase a plot, a $1,000 deposit is required per plot, and the remaining balance can be paid over a maximum of 24 months. For additional information, please contact Matthew Hocherman at [email protected]

    BRSS INFERTILITY/ MISCARRIAGE SUPPORT GROUP Will be meeting the second Wednesday of this month due to the first Wednesday being a holiday. We will be meeting on July 11 at 8:00 pm at the Boca Raton Synagogue in the Petrover Board Room. Please RSVP by Monday July 9th if you plan to come . For additional informaion about the group, or upcoming meetings, please contact Elissa love, MSW at [email protected]

    STARTING THIS TUESDAY: GIRLS' LEARNING AND ICE CREAM PROGRAM

    All girls are invited to join an exciting new learning program for girls entering grades 2-3, 4-5, and 6-7. The program will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15 - 5:00 pm in the Sephardic BM. Please register in advance at brsonline.org/midrasha.

    NEW MONDAY NIGHT SERIESRebbetzin Malka Touger will begin a new 3 part series this Monday Night entitled "A Guided Tour of the 2nd Beit Hamikdash." This series will take place at 8:00 pm in the Petrover Board Room and is sponsored by Yocheved Hande and Penny Pearlman.

    TUESDAY NIGHT SERIES WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEKThe Womens' Tuesday Night Series will not begin this week as initially scheduled but will begin next Tuesday night. Please see the flyer on page 13 for more details.

    RABBI GOLDBERG VACATIONRabbi Goldberg is on his summer vacation with his family. If you needRabbinic assistance, please contact Rabbi Moskowitz at the Shul or [email protected] For other assistance, please contact Linda at [email protected]

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    PLAN OUT Your Week

    WITH BRSTo sponsor a Day of Learning for $180, please email Gloria at [email protected]

    SUNDAY, JULY 17:00 AM DAF YOMI BERDUGO BEIT MIDRASH RABBI BEN SUGERMAN

    6:35 PM DAF YOMI (HEBREW) SEPHARDIC BEIT MIDRASH ASHER ESSEBAG

    8:00 PM NIGHT BEIT MIDRASH SENDERS LIBRARY

    8:30 PM NIGHT TIME DAF YOMI PETROVER BOARD ROOM

    MONDAY, JULY 27:00 AM DAF YOMI BERDUGO BEIT MIDRASH RABBI BEN SUGERMAN

    6:15 PM BREAST & OVARIAN CANCER SUPPORT GROUP PETROVER BOARD ROOM 6:35 PM DAF YOMI (HEBREW) SEPHARDIC BEIT MIDRASH ASHER ESSEBAG

    8:00 PM NIGHT BEIT MIDRASH SENDERS LIBRARY

    8:00 PM WOMENS' MIDRASH SERIES SEPHARDIC BEIT MIDRASH REBBETZIN MALKA TOUGER Sponsored by Yocheved Hande & Penny Pearlman

    8:30 PM NIGHT TIME DAF YOMI PETROVER BOARD ROOM 9:30 PM CONTEMPORARY HALACHA SENDERS LIBRARY RABBI JOSH FLUG

    TUESDAY, JULY 37:00 AM DAF YOMI BERDUGO BEIT MIDRASH RABBI BEN SUGERMAN

    9:30 AM PARSHA CLASS RAND SANCTUARY RABBI PHILIP MOSKOWITZ

    NAVI CLASS SUMMER BREAK

    4:15 PM GIRLS LEARNING GROUPS SEPHARDIC BEIT MIDRASH SUMMER KOLLEL WIVES

    6:35 PM DAF YOMI (HEBREW) SEPHARDIC BEIT MIDRASH ASHER ESSEBAG

    8:00 PM NIGHT BEIT MIDRASH SENDERS LIBRARY

    8:00 PM HOME LEARNING SERIES WITH MRS. GITA GOLDSTEIN THE ENTIN HOME, 7558 STOCKTON TER - THORNHILL ESTATES

    8:30 PM NIGHT TIME DAF YOMI PETROVER BOARD ROOM

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 47:00 AM DAF YOMI BERDUGO BEIT MIDRASH RABBI BEN SUGERMAN

    10 MINUTES OF MEANING SUMMER BREAK

    LIVING WITH EMUNAH SUMMER BREAK

    9:30 AM IN-DEPTH STUDY OF BOOK OF SAMUEL II MRS. MALKA MORRIS IN THE PETROVER BOARD ROOM

    3:00 PM AFTERNOON KOLLEL SENDERS LIBRARY

    6:35 PM DAF YOMI (HEBREW) SEPHARDIC BEIT MIDRASH ASHER ESSEBAG

    SOMETHING TO SAY OVER AT THE SHABBOS TABLE SUMMER BREAK

    8:30 PM NIGHT TIME DAF YOMI PETROVER BOARD ROOM

    THURSDAY, JULY 57:00 AM DAF YOMI BERDUGO BEIT MIDRASH RABBI BEN SUGERMAN

    6:35 PM DAF YOMI (HEBREW) SEPHARDIC BEIT MIDRASH ASHER ESSEBAG

    8:00 PM NIGHT BEIT MIDRASH SENDERS LIBRARY

    8:30 PM NIGHT TIME DAF YOMI PETROVER BOARD ROOM 8:40 PM AMUD SHAVUI SHIUR SENDERS LIBRARY MORDY GOLDENBERG

    NIGGUNIM & CHASSIDUS SUMMER BREAK

    9:25 PM AMUD SHAVUI IYUN CHABURA SENDERS LIBRARY DR. AVRAM BELIZON

    MUSSAR SHMOOZE SUMMER BREAK

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    LIFE CYCLE

    REFUAH SHLAYMAHFor members of BRS Community.

    For all other Refuah Shlaymah needs, please call Linda at (561) 394-0394Moshe Applebaum Moshe Zvi ben Rochel LeahYosef Chaim ben FaigaMerv Jacobs Meir ben SarahStuart Silverman Yeshaya Moshe ben Nacha SarahMarcus Witztum Mordechai ben MalkaChayim ben RashiChaim ben RachelZev ben Levi Ha'LeviYisroel Moshe ben YochevedArieh Leib ben Baila RochelIsaac Shaya ben Taliya LevanaRabbi Dr. Brian Galbut Baruch Tzvi ben Rivka BatyaArnold Hordish Yosef Avraham ben ChanaYoel ben Etel TziviaYosef ben RochelHarvey Gordon Yechezkel ben LeahDovid Yosef ben Eliezer Ha'LevyMichael Lupin Michoel Yonah ben Leah Menachem Mendel ben Baila Rochel______________________Helen Ijac Alta Haita bat DevorahJoan Noven

    BIRTHDAYSTalia Gritzman Dr. Merna Matilsky Erika Rothschild StielElana Kaminetsky Bonnie Weinreb Rabbi Dr. Brian GalbutRhyan Rackman Kyle Aloof

    YAHRZEITSDavid Epstein in memory of his mother Ruth Epstein 16 TammuzRachel Ouaknine in memory of her mother Jeannette Zrihen 16 TammuzEtoile Volin in memory of her sister Jeannette Zrihen 16 TammuzRuth Bejar in memory of her husband Jose Bejar 16 TammuzSabrina Romano in memory of her father Jose Bejar 16 TammuzDr. Herschel Scher in memory of his stepmother Miriam Scher 16 TammuzFloyd Bernstein in memory of his mother Elsie Bernstein 17 TammuzStephen Landes in memory of his father Isaac J. Landes 17 TammuzLisa Kaufman Bensmihen in memory of her nephew Max Richards 17 TammuzLeo Petrover in memory of his grandfather Leopold Oppenheimer 17 TammuzBruce Kovack in memory of his father David Kovack 18 TammuzBenjamin Muschel in memory of his grandfather Rabbi Nachum Muschel 18 TammuzDr. Michael Muschel in memory of his father Rabbi Nachum Muschel 18 TammuzYocheved Hande in memory of her grandfather Barney Horowitz 18 TammuzShirley Girnun in memory of her father Israel Goldblatt 18 TammuzMitchell Shadowitz in memory of his brother Robert Lawrence Shadowitz 19 TammuzMaureen Ovitsky in memory of her father Louis Linker 19 TammuzLou Miller in memory of his grandmother Rose Miller 19 TammuzJose Sergio Gritz in memory of his sister Sara Graciela Troiaro 19 TammuzHoward Noven in memory of his sister Raye Ross 19 TammuzDr. Sid Cohen in memory of his father David Cohen 19 TammuzMurray Eisenberg in memory of his mother Anna Eisenberg 19 TammuzElliot Lisman in memory of his father Henry Lisman 20 TammuzShelley Senfeld in memory of her father Norman Senfeld 20 TammuzHoward Noven in memory of his mother Ida Noven 20 TammuzJean Cohen in memory of her father Louis Flechner 20 TammuzGeorge Saks in memory of his aunt Rose Saks 20 TammuzRabbi Joel Morris in memory of his father Sol Morris 21 TammuzAdam Link in memory of his grandfather Cecil Levinson 21 TammuzChana Glassner in memory of her father Alvin Cantor 22 TammuzAvinoam Amram in memory of his mother Rina Amram 22 TammuzFlora Goldsmith in memory of her mother Goldie Fogel 22 TammuzGloria Wolff in memory of her father-in-law Henry F. Wolff 22 TammuzFaye Eisenberg in memory of her brother Max Kessler 22 TammuzGeorge Saks in memory of his uncle Samuel C. Gluck 22 TammuzZipora Cohen in memory of her father Shlomo Ohayon 23 TammuzJoy Smith in memory of her father Sam J. Berger 23 Tammuz

    Rochel Tova bat MalkaAriella Berman Ariella Sarah bat Elisheva MalkaChana Guta bat RochelNoa Maya Carmel Noa Maya bat Devora RachelJacquie Padow Yaakova Chava Rus bat Beyla Or Ester bat Dina RivkaWendy Wasserstrom Zehava bat ChayaEden Malka bat RavitSara Leah bat Maya ElanitJean Cohen Eta Chaya bat RachelYocheved bat Alta Sura LeahRuth Malinowitz Rivka bat FreidaEsther bat DobaBeverly Kellman Baila Rus bat SaraMarie Gosser Muna bat Salima ShulamitOlga Newman Liba Rivka bat Esther MalkaBreindel Chanah bat Chaye RaizelHelen Cohan Chula bat ZisselShula Amsalem Shulamit bat Bella

    CONDOLENCES TOShilo Hasson on the passing of his beloved mother, Chiriyah Hasson.The Halpert family on the passing of their beloved, Grace Halpert.

    BRS AUXILIARIES, ETC.BIKUR CHOLIM

    Organ Transplant...There are numerous situations when certain organs may be transplanted to another person. The factors involved are beyond the scope of this guide. One should seek Halachic guidance before any decisions are made.Source: Guide for the Jewish Hospital Patient (OU).

    ANNIVERSARY Tomer & Sandrine Cohen Trevor & Gabrielle MeyerowitzDr. David & Maxine Wolgin Jeffrey & Carla Klein

    BOCA RATON COMMUNITY ERUVThe Boca Raton Community Eruv is in need of funds. Yearly membership remains at $100 per family. It is now possible to sponsor the Eruv for a particular Shabbat for $360. Donations can now also be made through our website www.bocaeruv.org or by contacting Chani Salamon at (561) 392-1026 for more information. Please help, as we ALL benefit from the Eruv. The Eruv is something we all rely on and often take for granted. If you have not yet contributed, please consider doing so in order to ensure that the Eruv can be checked and maintained.

    KITCHEN EXPANSION DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF THEO HENRY

    As you may be aware, the BRS Sisterhood is working hard on raising funds to expand the Shul kitchen. The Sisterhood has decided that the new expanded kitchen will be dedicated and named, the Theo Henry Kitchen in memory of our beloved custodian. If you are interested in contributing to this cause, please visit www.brsonline.org/Theo

    SECURITY COMMITTEE The BRS Security Team is looking for more volunteers. It is just 1.5-2 hours of your time every 3 weeks. If you are able to help, then please send us an e-mail with your name & phone number to [email protected] If you are unable to volunteer but would like to donate to help security needs, a "security donations" line has been added to the donation type drop down menu at brsonline.org under the donate tab.

    Hashkamah Minyan Kiddush $260 - Regular$360 - Deluxe$460 - Super Deluxe

    There are many classes that take place during the week that are available to sponsor. Sponsorship will be acknowledged in the BRS Weekly and announced at the class. If you are interested in sponsoring any of the following classes in memory or in honor of a loved one, please contact the Shul office at [email protected] Day of Learning - $180Rabbis Class on Shabbat afternoon - $250Rabbi Goldbergs Tuesday morning Parsha Class - $100Daf Yomi for the Week - $100Rabbi Goldbergs Emunah Class - $54The BRS Weekly - $100Week of Afternoon Kollel - $150Wednesday Night Learning Program - $150Avos UBanim - $150BRS Email Announcements - $100

    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

    INVITING ALL HAPPY GOLDEN GIRLSMark your calendar for a get-together at Boca Bagel Factory, 21065 Powerline Road in Boca Raton. Monday, July 9, 10:30 am. You can bring a friend or come to make new friends. No reservations required we will meet the first Monday of every month.

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    SOCIAL ACTIONThe United States has quietly frozen its aid to the Palestinian Authority pending review. The move comes two months after Congress passed the Taylor Force Act, whichaimed to force the PA to terminate its policies of paying stipends to convicted terrorists in Israeli jails and to the families of dead terrorists. The Taylor Force Act was wasnamed for the US army veteran who was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in March 2016, in an attack that injured eleven people.

    The act orders that US assistance to the West Bank and Gaza that directly benefits the PA be suspended unless the Secretary of State certifies that the PalestinianAuthority has met four conditions: terminating these payments to terrorists, revoking laws authorizing this compensation, taking credible steps to end Palestinianterrorism, and publicly condemning and investigating such acts of violence.

    A Senate Foreign Relations Committee aide told i24NEWS, Our understanding is that US funding to the West Bank and Gaza is on-hold pending an administration review. The West Bank and Gaza office of USAID -- the American international development agency -- has not received its budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The withholding of USAIDs total budget as well as third-party projects means the administration is taking an expansive interpretation of what assistance directly benefits the PA, viewing humanitarian projects that would otherwise need to be paid for by the PA as constituting direct assistance to that organization.

    ISRAEL UPDATE

    COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

    PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS OF IDF SOLDIERS Please have in mind children and grandchildren of members of our community currently serving in the IDF: Eliana Aiken, Matthew Albert, Avishai Augenbraun, Noam Bar Yakov, Shani Ben Zikry, Raz Ben-Zikry, David Borenstein, Maya Borzak, Rotem Bronfman, Jonathan Cohen, Yonatan Fastag, Aviad Halfon, Ariel Hirschhorn, Rafael Nissim ben Moshe Israel, Avi Kahn,

    Menachem Kaplan, Shabtai Kaplan, Asher Kaplan, Shuli Klein, Jacob Katz, Razi Katz, Mikki Kowal, Ami Lieder, Noam Lowenstern, Shuli Mayer, Daniel Miller, Eitan Yitzchak ben Etel Rochel, Elad Shachar, Sarina Solomon, Oliver Solomon, Chananya Strauss, Dean Tansman, Amir Tsarfati, Joshua Weiss, Noah Weiss, and Eitan

    Wolfson.

    If you have children or grandchildren currently serving in the IDF, please let us know their names so we can include them. Please have in mind our missing-in-action Israeli Soldiers.

    ROBERT ALAN BOB LEVINSONIs an American private investigator and retired DEA and CIA agent. He was taken hostage on March 9, 2007 when visiting Irans Kish Island and is currently the longest held hostage in American history.

    PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS

    ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES (IDF)

    AVRAHAM BEN AGERNISH Avera (Avraham) Mengitsu is an Israeli civilian with a history of severe depression and mental illness. He crossed into Gaza in September 2014. Hamas has recently admitted that they are holding him captive but there is no additional information on his condition.

    DEAR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS, IF YOUR CHILD OR GRANDCHILD IS NO LONGER IN THE IDF, PLEASE LET KERRY KNOW SO THEIR NAME CAN BE REMOVED.

    Florida is one of several states where Teach Advocacy is successfully working for more government funding of non-public schools. Other state victories this year include $15 million for STEM teachers in NYC, security funding in New York City of $195 per nonpublic school student and an increase of $25 million in tax credit scholarship funding in Pennsylvania, which helps low and moderate income students attend nonpublic schools. For more information, please contact [email protected], 954-406-6336.

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    Rabbi David Shabtai, MDRabbi, Sephardic Minyan

    [email protected]

    The Sephardic Minyan of Boca Raton Synagogue "

    SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY June 29 16 June 30 17

    6:11am Ha-Netz Shaharit6:30pm Minhah / Arvit6:52pm Earliest Candle Lighting7:59pm Latest Candle Lighting8:32pm Earliest Shema

    5:44am Ha-Netz Shaharit8:40am Hilkhot Shabbat9:00am Main Minyan6:45 pm Rabbis Class7:40pm Minhah/Seudah Shelishit8:57pm Arvit/Havdalah9:38pm Rabbenu Tam

    July 1 18 July 2 19 July 3 20 July 4 21 July 5 22 July 6 23 July 7 24 Independence Day

    5:12am Fast Begins6:12am Ha-Netz Shaharit8:30am Shaharit7:30pm Mussar7:45pm Minhah / Arvit8:32pm Fast Ends Earliest Shema

    6:12am Ha-Netz Shaharit7:55pm Minhah / Arvit8:32pm Earliest Shema

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    6:13am Ha-Netz Shaharit7:55pm Minhah / Arvit8:32pm Earliest Shema

    6:13am Ha-Netz Shaharit7:55pm Minhah / Arvit8:32pm Earliest Shema

    6:14am Ha-Netz Shaharit6:30pm Minhah / Arvit6:52pm Earliest Candle Lighting7:59pm Latest Candle Lighting8:32pm Earliest Shema

    5:47am Ha-Netz Shaharit8:40am Hilkhot Shabbat9:00am Main Minyan6:45 pm Rabbis Class7:40pm Minhah/Seudah Shelishit8:56pm Arvit/Havdalah9:37pm Rabbenu Tam

    Shabbat Parshat Balak

    The prohibition to erase one of the seven names of Hashem relates to His names those that somehow describe His essence [which we cannot completely understand], but not to other descriptions or appelations of Hashem. Its for that reason that its permissible to erase the terms even when referring to Hashem.

    There is some discussion as to the status of names of Hashem in other languages. Since a name is not subject to translation, words used in English or other languages to describe Him [not transliterations] do not qualify as one of the seven names that may not be erased, such as God or Almighty.

    However, since these words are used as respectful references to Hashem, they have an intermediate status. They should not be spoken in unclean locations and materials that they are written on should not enter a restroom. On the other hand, they may be erased and respectfully discarded (with no need for ).

    The Ahiezer argues that even in English, out of respect, the word should be written as G-d, so as to prevent a document that its written on from being treated improperly. The consensus of other Poskim seems ot be that its permissible to write it as is.

    During the admittedly strange episode between Bilam and his donkey, the donkey sees an angel standing in its way. Bilam is unable to see the donkey and gets increasingly frustrated with his donkeys attempts to avoid the angel. In his frustration, Bilam strikes his donkey three times. Miraculously, Hashem opens the mouth of the donkey who lashes out at Bilam demanding an apology for having struck her three times. But instead of using a more commonplace usage of for three times, the Torah uses the more eclectic .

    Rashi picks up on this oddity and notes that it is a reference to the holidays of Pesach, Shavuot, and Sukkot, collectively known as the as if the donkey was conveying to Bilam that he was going to curse a nation that celebrates these three holidays. But why reference the as opposed to any other mitzvah in the Torah?

    Maharal explains that the are positioned throughout the year at the beginning, middle, and end of the growing season. These are the times of year that Bnei Yisrael experience an extreme closeness to Hashem. The timing, he explains, represents the timelessness of this commitment ().

    It is perhaps this aspect of that Bilam didnt understand. He thought that through sorcery and precisely timed incantations he could thwart Hashems plan for the world. The lesson is that our connection to Hashem has an aspect of , that no amount of sorcery or magic can alter.

    Parshah ThoughtWeekly Halakhah

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    NEWS FROM THE WEST

    BALAK @KATZ HILLEL DAY SCHOOL | 21001 95TH AVE | BRSWEST.NET | (561) 909-0234

    FRIDAY SHABBAT SUNDAY

    29 JUNE 30 JUNE 1 JULY

    6:51PM EARLIEST CANDLE LIGHTING 7:59PM CANDLE LIGHTING 6:30PM CHASSIDUS 7:00PM MINCHA / KABBALAT SHABBAT

    8:30AM SEFORNO 9:00AM SHACHARIT 11:00AM TEEN SICHA

    6:50PM SHIUR 7:50PM MINCHA / SEUDA 8:17PM SHKIAH 8:57PM MAARIV / HAVDALAH

    5:11AM FAST BEGINS 8:00AM SHACHARIT 8:00PM MINCHA 8:57PM FAST ENDS

    KIDDUSH IS SPONSORED BY JENNIFER & DAVID EPSTEIN COMMEMORATING DAVID'S MOTHER'S YAHRZEIT & JOEY'S 4TH BIRTHDAY AND BY HAGIT AND RONY SHACHAR IN HONOR OF ELADS BIRTHDAY & INBAL'S RETURN FROM ISRAEL

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    NEWS FROM THE WEST

    BALAK @KATZ HILLEL DAY SCHOOL | 21001 95TH AVE | BRSWEST.NET | (561) 909-0234

    FRIDAY SHABBAT SUNDAY

    29 JUNE 30 JUNE 1 JULY

    6:51PM EARLIEST CANDLE LIGHTING 7:59PM CANDLE LIGHTING 6:30PM CHASSIDUS 7:00PM MINCHA / KABBALAT SHABBAT

    8:30AM SEFORNO 9:00AM SHACHARIT 11:00AM TEEN SICHA

    6:50PM SHIUR 7:50PM MINCHA / SEUDA 8:17PM SHKIAH 8:57PM MAARIV / HAVDALAH

    5:11AM FAST BEGINS 8:00AM SHACHARIT 8:00PM MINCHA 8:57PM FAST ENDS

    KIDDUSH IS SPONSORED BY JENNIFER & DAVID EPSTEIN COMMEMORATING DAVID'S MOTHER'S YAHRZEIT & JOEY'S 4TH BIRTHDAY AND BY HAGIT AND RONY SHACHAR IN HONOR OF ELADS BIRTHDAY & INBAL'S RETURN FROM ISRAEL

    How do we know

    the

    amazingPre ShabbosChassidus

    the NEWBRS WEST inspiring

    #StartShabbosRight

    ChaburaPart II: Chalav Yisrael vs.

    Government Milk

    Of the great thinkers in commentary

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    Have YOU met someone recently that would like to learn more about

    our Jewish commUNITY?Please have them contact US!!

    Simone (561) [email protected]

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    Summer Learning Program

    4:15 - 5:00 pmTuesdays and Thursdays July 3 - July 24Learning groups for girls in grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, with the Summer Kollel Wives in the Sephardic BMRegister online at brsonline.org/midrasha

    Girls Learning Groups and Ice Cream

    July 10 - July 258:00 - 8:45 pm Mrs. Gita (Ginsparg) Goldstein July 10 at the home of

    Seth and Esther Entin, 7558 Stockton Terrace

    Mrs. Shoshana (Galbut) Barishanksy July 17 at the home of Dr. Brian and

    Adina Galbut, 7600 Andorra Place July 24 at the home of Dr. Zev and

    Dina Raden, 22225 Hollyhock Trail

    3-Part Tuesday Night @Home Series

    July 2 - July 168:00 - 9:00 pmA Guided Tour of the 2nd Beit Hamikdash with Rebbetzin Malka TougerSponsored by Yocheved Hande and Penny Pearlman

    3-Part Monday Night @BRS Series

    BRS Womens Midrasha

    For more information, contact Rabbi Simcha Shabtai at [email protected] or 347.439.7031

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    DONATE A CARTO BRS

    THANK YOU TO Daniel & Ellen Averbook, Joseph & Sarah Blumenthal,

    Zev & Estelle Bari, Noah & Leslie Davis, Ephraim & Dvora Haimson (2nd Time), Dr. Tomer & Shari Haik, Yaakov

    Kronfeld, Adam & Gabrielle Link, Michael & Sharona Loeffer, Yechiel & Margo Rosman, Rabbi Gershon & Stephanie

    Eisenberger, Joe & Shira Sharp, Stuart & Enny Wax, and Janet Zwiebel for donating their cars to BRS!

    For more information contact Matthew Hocherman at [email protected]

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    KOL HANEARIM TALLIT ORDER FORMIt is with great pride and excitement that that Boca Raton Synagogue is the Guinness World Record holder forthe worlds largest Tallit. Th e Tallit is made of 49 Tallitot! It is the size of a half basketball court. It can hold700 children comfortably beneath it.

    Kol Hanearim is a time to celebrate our children and grandchildrens Torah learning. We hope everyonein the community will use this as an opportunity to have their children and grandchildren and even greatgrandchildrens names added to this Tallit. Th e children may even be able to look up and fi nd their name whenthey all come together under the Tallit on Simchat Torah.

    Th e cost to have a name embroidered on the Tallit is $4 per letter. All names will be embroidered in English and will be spelled the same way they are submitted on the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Cherelle in the Shul offi ce at 561-394-0394.

    To sign up visit brsonline.org/tallis. e deadline to submit your form to the Shul o ce with payment has been extended to Friday, July 6, 2018.

    We are especially grateful to Dr. Ashi & Chava Weisstuch for their sponsorship of the center of our Kol Hanearim Tallit. Th e Weisstuchs have sponsored

    the Tallit in loving memory of her beloved father, Henry Kamioner.

    We would also like to thank our corner sponsors Moshe & Channi Bertram, Dr. Robert and Judith Bruckstein, Saul & Bobbie Friedman, and Dr. Merv and Elaine Jacobs.

    *If you are adding names to an already existi ng family box, you have the opti on of either paying to have all of the names redone so they appear on one box or you can just pay for the additi onal names you would like added, and we will have it placed under the currently existi ng family box.

    TOTAL # OF LETTERS TOTAL X $4 TOTAL

    YOUR NAME ______________________________ PHONE NUMBER____________________

    These names are NEW or ADDITIONAL*

    NAMES ON TALLIT

    FIRST NAME (REQUIRED) MIDDLE NAME (OPTIONAL) LAST NAME (REQUIRED)

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