For the schedule of Spring davening times, click here. Events Mazal Tov Parashat VayakelPekudei Friday, Mar 13 Shacharit 6:45 am Candles 6:42 pm Mincha 6:45 pm Shabbat, Mar 14 Shabbat Parah Shacharit 9:00 am Kriat Shma 9:27 am Mincha 6:35 pm Ma'ariv 7:46 pm Havdalah 7:52 pm Sunday, Mar 15 Shacharit 8:30 am Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 pm Mazal tov to Jonathan Furer and Stephanie Danoff on their upcoming marriage, and to their parents Melissa and Donny Furer and Drs. Laura and Scott Danoff of Great Neck, NY, and to the grandparents and extended family who are here for Shabbat. Mazal Tov to Jonathan's sisters Rebecca and Tamar and to his brother Jacob. Jonathan will be celebrating his aufruf this coming Shabbat. Mazal Tov to Chanah Walters and Moshe Udashkin on the birth of a baby boy. The entire community is invited to a shalom zachor at the home of Hal and Beth Walters (196 Norma Road) this Friday night at 9 p.m. Kiddush This week's Kiddush is sponsored by Melissa and Donny Furer in honor of the upcoming marriage of their son Jonathan to Stephanie Danoff. This week's Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Melissa and Donny Furer in honor of Jonathan's upcoming marriage to Stephanie Danoff. Board Meeting-March 24 Monday, Mar 16 Shacharit 6:35 am Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 pm Tuesday, Mar 17 Shacharit 6:45 am Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 pm Wednesday, Mar 18 Shacharit 6:45 am Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 pm Thursday, Mar 19 Shacharit 6:35 am Mincha/Ma'ariv 6:50 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 here The next Board meeting is schedule for Tuesday, March 24th at 8:45 pm in the social hall. All are invited and welcome to attend. Pesach Seder April 3 Home for Pesach? Looking for a meaningful Seder? Please join Rabbi Ciment for the first Seder night (April 3rd) in the shul. Cost will be $45 per person ($25 per child under 10 years)> Email [email protected] with your name and how many adults and children will be joining. RSVP BY March 23rd If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Yosef Rothstein at [email protected] Mommy and Me 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. Mar 21, Mar 28 Youth Events 5th Grade Girls Planning Meeting - March 21 5th Grade Girls Meet and Greet to discuss projects and future meetings at the home of Rachel Rubinstein 3 Grange Court. All community 5th grade girls are invited. 5th Grade Boys SPA Shabbat Pirchei - March 28 Next installment of SPA Shabbos Pirchei in the Afternoon for 5th grade boys. Time and Location TBA 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, Blum, Borodach, Carman, Distenfeld, Einhorn, Eisenman, Levin, Mittan, Polinsky, Rabitz, Rivkin, Rothstein, Rose and Anonymous families for your season sponsorship. If We still welcome families to join the Kiddush Cooperative. The more families we have, the more hot kiddushes we can enjoy throughout the year. It is not too late to join! Please email Holly Weiss at [email protected] to add your name to the Kiddush Cooperative. Thank You - Mishloach Manot Project 2015 On behalf of the Sisterhood, we would like to thank the many people who worked hard to make this year's Mishloach Manot project a tremendous success. A tremendous debt of gratitude is owed to the Bernath, Blech, Borodach, Fein-Rameriez, Frankel, Grunstein, Krupnick, Polinsky, Rose, Rosenbluth and Tyler families who worked overtime in the blizzard to make sure everyone received their packages. Thank you to our mishloach manot packers, Sheryl Blass, Ali Blech, Ita Cohen, Aaron & Aliza Goldgewert, Shira, Lielle & Judah Grunstein, Valerie, Gittel & Rosalie Levin, Julie & Liat Polinsky, Jill Rosalimsky, Nancy & Hannah Rose, Elana, Chana & Avigayil Rosenbluth, Ellie Rothstein, Valerie Rubinstein and Debbie Tyler. Much appreciation to the Blass family for hosting the packing and making their home available to the committee on numerous occasions. Thank you to Zev Darack for his help in developing an online form for order submission and to Shabsi Polinsky for his help in collecting the orders. Finally, a tremendous yasher koach to the committee chair, Nancy Rose, and the committee, Ali Blech, Aliza Goldgewert, Shira Grunstein, Stacy Katzwer, Julie Polinsky, Elana Rosenbluth, Valerie Rubinstein, Debra & Rebecca Segal. Thank you for a job well done! 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. Mar: Goldstein, Grunstein, Horowitz, Katzwer 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 Sunday morning shiur at 7:50 am & weekly shiur on Wednesdays at 7:50 pm before ma'ariv are postponed until after Pesach. 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 & Simchas 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. In addition, if you are having a simcha, e.g. a bar or bat mitzvah, you can reserve a shabbat by contacting Valerie Levin or Yosef Rothstein, and asking to have your simcha added to the Arzei Darom calendar. Questions when planning your simcha? Speak to Yosef Rothstein, Miles Levin (Gabbai Rishon) or Valerie Levin. 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 Project SARAH Breakfast - Mar 15 SAVE THE DATE: Project SARAH 9th Annual Breakfast Sunday March 15th 2015 9:30-11:30 at Congregation Keter Torah Honorees: Rabbi Shmuel Goldin - Rabbinical Support Award, Rabbi Jonathan Knapp and Yavneh Academy - Aleinu Her Award, Rivka Zauderer, Aliza Schachter and Rachel Wertenteil - Volunteer Recognition Awards Keynote Speaker: Jill Starishevsky - New York City Prosecuter of Child Abuse/Sex Crimes and Author, My Body Belongs To Me. Reservations: http://www.projectsarah.org CBY Bnot Presents Pre-Pesach Boutique this Sunday Bnai Yeshurun BNOT Presents a Pre-Pesach Boutique, Sunday, March 15, 2015 from 4:30 PM- 9:00 PM in the Bnai Yeshurun Social Hall. Fill all your Pesach needs and more! Jewelry, baby gear, clothing ,kiki riki, hats,tablecloths, judaica, decorative home items,giftware,hair accessories,sports memorabilia. Bring your jewelry to SELL FOR CASH! And for the first time, credit cards will be accepted at the boutique. ALSO FEATURING The Wandering Que Traveling Texas BBQ in our very own parking lot! Classrooms will be open for indoor dining. For more information, please contact Miriam at [email protected] JFNNJ Israel Film Festival - Mar 7-22 The Federation's Israel Film Festival begins March 7 and runs through March 22 at venues throughout Bergen County. For more information on the films and to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.jfnnj.org. Good Deeds Day 2015 Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey's Good Deeds Day is March 15. An international day of caring and sharing, Good Deeds Day in northern New Jersey combines a telethon (9 am-1:30 pm) with a food drive to help fill up local food pantries. Both are community-wide. Share in the spirit of the day! Don’t forget to answer the call in the morning and bring your food (no glass, please or perishables) to Federation's offices, 50 Eisenhower Drive in Paramus, in the afternoon by 1 pm. Remember no good deed goes unnoticed! Yeshivat Noam Annual Dinner - Mar 17 Yeshivat Noam invites the entire community to celebrate with us at the 13th Annual Dinner on Tuesday night, March 17th at Congregation Keter Torah. Join us to pay tribute to our outstanding honorees: Sheva & Dov Adler, Deborah & Eitan Fiorino, Ilissa Green and Rachel Levy. To make your reservation and/or contribution, please register at http://www.yeshivatnoam.org or call 201-261-1919 x126. Tomchei Shabbos Matzah Collection Once again we are collecting matzahs for Tomchei Shabbos, now in our 10th year! Please drop off your "free" 5 pound supermarket boxes of matzah at the side door by the driveway of 421 Churchill Rd, corner of Sussex. Come early and often as we drive once again to collect over 1,000 pounds to distribute to the area needy. 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. 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