Trouble viewing this email? Click here for an online version. For the schedule of Winter davening times, click here. Events Minyan during Yeshiva Week Parashat Vaera Friday, Jan 16 Shacharit 6:45 am Candles 4:35 pm Mincha 4:40 pm Shabbat, Jan 17 Shacharit 9:00 am Kriat Shma 9:42 am Mommy & Me 10:30 am Mincha 4:30 pm Ma'ariv 5:39 pm Havdalah 5:45 pm Sunday, Jan 18 Rabbi's Shiur 7:50 am Shacharit 8:30 am Mincha/Ma'ariv 4:45 pm Monday, Jan 19 Shacharit 6:35 am Ma'ariv 8:30 pm As some of our regulars are leaving now for the Yeshiva week vacation, please make an extra effort to attend our weekday shacharit (6:35/6:45am) or maariv minyanim (8:30 pm). Even once, can make the difference and help those saying kaddish. Lecture and Dessert Reception - Friday, Jan 23 Please join us Friday, Jan 23 at 7:30 pm at Arzei Darom for a Lecture with Rabbi Nathaniel Helfgot speaking on the topic: "When Halacha and Ethics Collide, What Do We Do?" Dessert reception to follow. Thank you to Rabbi Helfgot and our generous sponsors for making this event possible. Sponsors: Howard and Elaine Alt, Shlomo and Sarah Barber, Rocky amd Ita Cohen, Mark and Miriam Einhorn, Arthur and Eileen Eis, Jody and Toby Eisenman, Ben and Carol Leifer, Miles and Valerie Levin, Paul and Rani Lustiger, Shabsie and Julie Polinsky, Steve and Yael Rabitz, Marty Ramirez and Lori Fein, Bruno and Rebecca Segal, Johnny and Ann Shore, Moshe and Debbie Weinberger. Calling All Bakers! Tuesday, Jan 20 Shacharit 6:45 am Ma'ariv 8:30 pm Wednesday, Jan 21 Rosh Chodesh Shvat Shacharit 6:25 am Rabbi's Shiur 7:50 pm Cancelled this week Ma'ariv 8:30 pm Thursday, Jan 22 Shacharit 6:35 am Ma'ariv 8:30 pm Contact Us CONGREGATION ARZEI DAROM 725 Queen Anne Road Teaneck, NJ 07666 Rabbi Aharon Ciment [email protected] Study: 201-530-0043 President: Yosef Rothstein [email protected] Shop @ Amazon: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/223771836 Trouble viewing this email? For a print friendly PDF version click Calling All Bakers It's time again to open your heart And help Arzei Darom by doing your part Open your kitchen, cook and bake So we can sell your great makes Or make some soup, kugel, or cake We need it all for our shul's sake! Please sign up below to tell us what you would like to make for this this year's Arzei Darom Bake Sale February 5, 2015 7-10pm Drop off of items: February 4, 2015 7-10pm Sign Up Here here Sisterhood Murder Mystery Dinner - Feb 14 Ladies are invited to join the Sisterhood for a totally awesome murder mystery dinner as we go Back to the Eighties on Sat night, Feb 14th at 7:30 pm at the home of Ellie and Yosef Rothstein (360 Vandelinda Avenue). Please RSVP as soon as possible to assist in the planning of this event; cost is $25 if paid by 1/29, $30 thereafter. Prizes for figuring out the killer, best costume, best actor, and more! Please follow this convenient PayPal link to pay: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr? cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XAPSYQ49E6CG4 If you prefer to pay by check please drop off at Ellie Rothstein. Please send questions to [email protected] Don't sit back thinking "I could have been a contender." Jump back! Sign up! We hope you join us for a totally memorable night! Mishloach Manot Project Purim is coming, sooner than you think. March 4th and 5th will be here in a wink. Let Arzei Darom Sisterhood take care of the stress Creative packages with finesse. All members are invited to participate in this year's Mishloach Manot Project. Send greetings to the entire Arzei Community for only $120. Don't miss out on this wonderful way to send beautiful Purim greetings to your friends and neighbors. It's simple... just complete the attached form and return it to the shul with your payment by February 13th. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions. Care One Chesed Opportunity Every week, Arzei Darom sends volunteers to visit the patients at CareOne. They spend a couple of hours, performing the mitzvah of bikur cholim, by visiting with patients at Care One who have requested visitors. Some families have decided to go together and many bring their children along. For each family, the experience is unique, but every one of those visits is greatly appreciated. We want to thank the following families who have made this a great project over the past year: Borodach, Rosenbluth, Katzwer, Tyler, Grunstein, Goldgewert, Rothstein, Rubenstein, Cohen, Taubes, Sarue, Kahn, Weiss and Shore. But most of all we want to thank Susan Taubes for coordinating this chesed opportunity. As we begin a new calendar year, now is the time to either join the rotation or if your time commitments on shabat afternoon have changed, to drop off the list. Because so many families participate, the commitment is to visit Care One, once every three to four months. If you wish to be added to or removed from the rotation, please e-mail Susan Taubes at [email protected], so we can have an organized schedule each Shabbat. Youth Programing At Arzei Darom Upcoming Youth Events January 17th: Mommy and Me January 24th: Parent child learning January 30th: Teen Oneg at Blech family January 31st: Mommy and Me February 7th: Inagural 5th Grade boys Shabbos Afternoon Pirchei. Location and time TBA. (Fun! Learning! Nosh!) February 13th: Middle School Oneg. Location TBA February 21st: 3rd and 4th grade boys and girls Shaloshuedes. 3:30-5:00pm. Location TBA February 28th: 2nd ever "Transformative" 1st and 2nd grade Shaloshuedes. 3:30-5:00pm. Location TBA Youth Groups Children are welcome to join our youth groups every shabbat morning from 9:45 until the end of shul. Please see our youth director, Yitzy Frankel if you have any questions. PARENT CHILD LEARNING Parent Child Learning offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere to learn. Children of all ages are encouraged to attend as long as they are able to learn with a parent for a 30-45 minute period. Followed by pizza and raffle prizes. Family learning topics varies from gemara, mishnayot, parsha, navi, and chumash. Help your child(ren) prepare for a Judaic test, review homework, or study hebrew reading with your kindergartners. Opportunities are available for sponsorship. Please email [email protected] Upcoming Dates: 1/24/2015 starting 6:45PM, 2/7/2015 starting 7:00PM, 2/21/2015 starting 7:15PM, 3/7/2015 starting 7:30PM Mommy and Me Times We are also back to our regular every other week Mommy and Me. This year, we are looking for Moms to help out with this event. We provide lots of assistance and guidance - no previous Mommy and Me experience needed! If you are interested in taking a turn, please email [email protected]. Mommy and Me takes place in the left side classroom at 10:30 AM on the following dates. All kids ages 0-3 with a parent are welcome and encouraged to attend. Jan 17, Jan 31, Feb 14 Cholent Cook Off Success Thank you to all those who participated: Team Bensinger, Geoffrey Carmen, Josh Lipowsky, Stuart Reichman, Sarah Rindner, Elana Rosenbluth, Naomi Rotter and Olga Segal and to our volunteers: Valerie Levin, Debbie Tyler, Yosef Rothstein and Robbie Grunstein. Congratulation to Geoffrey Carman, this year's winner of the Golden Crockpot. The next Oneg will be in a couple of weeks, in early February. We are looking for sponsors for this season's Onegs. We have two levels of sponsorship: Single Oneg Sponsor - $45 Season Sponsor - $150 Thank you to the Alt, Blech, Borodach, Carman, Eisenman, Levin, Polinsky, Rose, and Anonymous families for your season sponsorship. If you would like to become a sponsor of this terrific mix of Torah and social activity, or if you would like to help organize the Onegs, please contact or speak to David Tyler at [email protected] Kiddush Cooperative 2015 We have finished our second cycle of the Kiddush Cooperative and based on feedback from members, it continues to be a nice addition to our kiddush calendar allowing a group of families to sponsor at least seven to eight times a year a hot and delicious kiddush. Thus, we would like to start our third cycle following the yeshiva break. In order to do that we need at least twenty four families to participate at a cost of $200 per family. This is an excellent way to sponsor kiddush at a very reasonable price. While we typically order from our local vendors, we welcome feedback from Kiddush Cooperative members on what types of menus they would like to see. Thank you to the following families who have joined this year's Kiddush Cooperative: Adams, Alt, Barber, Barta, Blass, Blech, Borodach, Carman, Distenfeld, Einhorn, Eisenman, Levin, Polinsky, Rabitz, Rivkin, Rose and Anonymous families for your season sponsorship. If Please email Holly Weiss at [email protected] by January 15, 2015 to add your name to the Kiddush Cooperative. Kiddush Committee News Families interested in sponsoring a kiddush and/or seudat shlishit should contact Holly so that she can reserve the date on the shul calendar. Please also let Holly know if you would like to participate in an upcoming Crock Pot Challenge which generally takes place around Rosh Chodesh. We've been doing these for a year and are always seeking new families to take the challenge. Kiddush clean up is on a rotating basis, based on your last name. While we recognize that everyone in your group may not be available each Shabbat, we ask that you pitch in if you are assigned in that month so that the same people are not doing the clean-up each week. We all like kiddushes and we all make plans for lunch after shul so please be respectful of your fellow congregants by helping out during your assigned month if you are in shul. We also ask that you please watch your children during Kiddush to the extent possible, and to place their finished items in the garbage cans provided. Jan: Blaiberg, Blass, Blech, Borgen, Borodach For more information on anything Kiddush related, please contact Holly Weiss at [email protected] Learning Opportunities We are always looking for opportunities to strengthen our connection to Torah. The more Torah in the shul, the better, so let us know if you have any other suggestions. Rabbi Ciment's new Sunday morning shiur at 7:50 am & weekly shiur on Wednesdays at 7:50 pm before ma'ariv. A number of Hebrew and English seforim are missing from our library. If you have any of them, please return them so that other members will have the ability to use them as well. If you are currently using one of the seforim, and need to continue to use it, please contact Rebecca Segal so that we can keep track of where our seforim are. Thank you. Meals for Community Member As a community, we offer assistance with meals to families with new babies, families sitting shiva, and families who need a little help for various reasons, such as a medical emergency. If you are interested in volunteering to help make meals in the future, please contact Adrianne Mittan at [email protected] And if you are in need of our assistance, whether it is for good news or less fortunate news, you can contact Adrianne directly, or speak to Rabbi and Rabbanit Ciment, or Yosef Rothstein. Chesed Opportunities Bikur Cholim List If you know of someone who would like to be put on the bikur cholim list, please email the name of the person (English and Hebrew w/ Mother's name), and whether or not they are accepting visitors (if so, please include location) or phone calls (if so, please include phone #) and any other details which the person is interested in sharing with the community. The email address is [email protected] Bikur Cholim Volunteers Arzei Darom is looking for bikur cholim volunteers to visit the patients at CareOne on Shabbat. For those who have volunteered in the past, the visits are gratefully appreciated. Please volunteer and encourage your children to join you for this great mitzvah. Please e-mail Susan Taubes at [email protected], so she can add your name to the rotation list and we can have an organized schedule each Shabbat. Social Hall Rentals Having a party? Need space for a simcha? Know someone who is? Arzei Darom's social hall is available for rent at reasonable prices. Please send an email to [email protected] for further information. Important Safety Notice PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK the doorways or the walkway leading to the doors to the shul with your baby carriage. We understand that if it is raining or snowing you do not want your carriage to get wet, but this is a safety issue. The doorways MUST NOT BE BLOCKED AT ANY TIME. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. Sefer dedication and Yahrzeit memorial plaques A Sefer Or A Volume Of Shas A wonderful way to commemorate an anniversary, honor a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a significant birthday, marriage, or birth, or in memory of a loved one, is to dedicate a sefer. In addition to the label that is placed in the volume, an acknowledgement card is mailed out. • • • • • Artscroll Hebrew/English Siddurim - $30 Artscroll Hebrew only Siddurim - $18 Stone Chumashim - $45 Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur Machzor - $30 Set of 2 Machzorim - $55 • • • • • Artscroll Hebrew/English Selichot - $25 Dedicate a volume of Gemara - $36 Dedicate a volume in the Shul Library - various amounts Dedicate a volume in the Moises ben Rafael Sarue Library - $20 each Artscroll Children's Siddur, or other children's book - $20 each If you would like to dedicate a sefer, please contact [email protected] The form is also available on our web site. Or click this link to be taken to the form: http://www.arzeidarom.org/pdf/seforim.pdf. Community Events Mrs. Chani Juravel - Jan 12, Feb 23 Mrs. Chani is scheduled to speak on "Finding the Balance Between Hishtadlus and Bitachon" on Monday, Feb. 23 from 9:45 am - 11am at 1510 Jefferson Street, in Teaneck. Rebbetzin Leah Kohn - Jan 26, Feb 2, Feb 9 Rebbetzin Leah Kohn is is scheduled to speak on "The Difference Between Jews and Non-Jews in Essence and Role" on Monday Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9 from 9:45am - 11am at 1510 Jefferson Street, in Teaneck "The Difference Between Jews and Non-Jews in Essence and Role". Yeshivat Noam 6 part learning series- January 28 Yeshivat Noam is pleased to invite the community to a new shiur series for adults on Wednesdays, beginning January 28 and continuing for 6 weeks. The series, which explores Relationships in Tanach, will be given by Rachel Besser, Chair of Bible at the Frisch School. Using close readings of the psukim, meforshim, and midrashim, we will attempt to better understand some of these relationships as well as our own. Shiur takes place on Wednesdays at 9:45 in the Yeshivat Noam Middle School Beit Knesset and is open to the community. For questions, email [email protected] Lamdeinu - Spring Semester Jan 27 Join Lamdeinu for our exciting new Spring semester beginning on January 27th. Register for Parshanut HaMikra, Talmud, Parashat HaShavua, Megillat Esther, Yirmiyahu, and Great Thinkers of the Twentieth Century. We are also offering an evening class in Megillat Esther and a morning yoga class. All classes will cover new topics and new students are welcome to join any class. Please see our website for exact dates, holiday programming and special events. Lamdeinu is a new center for Jewish learning located in Teaneck, New Jersey. For more information and registration, please visit us at lamdeinu.org. Sinai Dinner - Feb 8 SINAI Dinner - Please help change the life of a child with special needs! SINAI Schools cordially invites you to our 2015 Annual Benefit Dinner. Funds raised at the Benefit Dinner enable us to continue to say "yes" to the children who need a special education, regardless of financial circumstances. Your compassion and generosity allows SINAI Schools to continue to provide an outstanding special education to our community's Jewish children with special needs. Please join us on Sunday Evening, February 8, 2015 at the Marriott Glenpointe Hotel, Teaneck NJ Buffet Dinner 4:45PM Program Promptly at 6:30PM To make reservations or a donation, please visit http://www.sinaidinner.org or call 201-833-1134 x105. Mikvah appointments now available online! Appointments may now be booked online for the Teaneck Mikvah (http://www.teaneckmikvah.com). You must make an online appointment to use the Mikvah on Friday night or Yom Tov, other times walk-ins are welcomed. If you have a special circumstance, please call Miriam Feman at the Mikvah, 201-837-8220, and she will do her best to accommodate your needs. The Keylim Mikvah is open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please call the Mikvah, 201-837-8220, with any questions. Tomchei Shabbos of Bergen County Tomchei Shabbos is desperately seeking drivers for Wednesday night deliveries. Please contact Chani Schmutter 201-833-2320 or email [email protected], if you are able to help out. We have many opportunities for volunteers to help out, with anything from deliveries to administrative assistance. For more information, click here. About this message This message is being sent to you as a service of Congregation Arzei Darom. To add an announcement, please send the information, including the contact person, to: [email protected] by noon on Wednesday to be included in that week's announcements. Visit http://www.arzeidarom.org/ennouncement.html to Subscribe or Unsubscribe from the e-mail announcement list. Other ways to stay in touch: Go to www.facebook.com and create an account, if you already do not have one. Then just look for a group called Arzei Darom, and submit a request to join. 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