Congregation B'nai Sholom-Beth David

An Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue Serving Rockville Centre, Lynbrook, Oceanside, and the Surrounding Communities

100 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Phone: (516) 764-4100 | Email:

Weekly Shabbat Reminder: February 17, 2017

This Friday’s candle lighting will take place at 

Friday evening services will take place in the chapel
5:29PM & 8:00PM


Shabbos services will take place Saturday morning, in the main sanctuary


Weekly Parsha
Exodus 18:1 – 20:23
Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, hears of the great miracles which G‑d performed for the people of Israel, and comes from Midian to the Israelite camp, bringing with him Moses’ wife and two sons. Jethro advises Moses to appoint a hierarchy of magistrates and judges to assist him in the task of governing and administering justice to the people.  The children of Israel camp opposite Mount Sinai, where they are told that G‑d has chosen them to be His “kingdom of priests” and “holy nation.” The people respond by proclaiming, “All that G‑d has spoken, we shall do.”  On the sixth day of the third month (Sivan), seven weeks after the Exodus, the entire nation of Israel assembles at the foot of Mount Sinai. G‑d descends on the mountain amidst thunder, lightning, billows of smoke and the blast of the shofar, and summons Moses to ascend.  G‑d proclaims the Ten Commandments, commanding the people of Israel to believe in G‑d, not to worship idols or take G‑d’s name in vain, to keep the Shabbat, honor their parents, not to murder, not to commit adultery, not tosteal, and not to bear false witness or covet another’s property. The people cry out to Moses that the revelation is too intense for them to bear, begging him to receive the Torah from G‑d and convey it to them.

Isaiah 6:1 – 13
This week’s haftorah discusses Isaiah’s vision of the Heavenly Chariot (the merkavah), a revelation that was experienced by all the Israelites when G‑dspoke the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai—an event recounted in this week’s Torah reading.  Isaiah perceives G‑d sitting on a throne surrounded by angels. Isaiah vividly describes the angels and their behavior (in anthropomorphic terms). During the course of this vision, Isaiah volunteers to be G‑d’s emissary to transmit His message to the Israelites. He is immediately given a depressing prophecy regarding the exile the nation will suffer as punishment for their many sins—and the Land of Israel will be left empty and desolate, though there will be left a “trunk” of the Jewish people that eventually will regrow.
The Haftorah will be chanted by 
Larry Levy
Mincha, Ma’ariv & Havdalah services will take place Saturday evening, in the chapel,
For the upcoming week of Saturday, February 25, 2017 – Friday, March 3, 2016 corresponding to 29 Shevat – 5 Adar, the following Yahrzeits will be observed:
Karol Brandt, Sonya Fishberg, Samuel Aron, Sarah Sklar, Mildred Grad, Jeffrey Marx, Jack Stollberg, Leon Gottlieb, Herman Moster, Morton Blumberg, Lee Segal,  Mae S. Feinsod, John Turtle, Dorothy Schneider, Abrams Jacob Gabel, Josh Staniloff, Juliet Weisman, Richard Charles Clancy, Schonchna Heyman, David Cohen, Belle Moster, Max Pinsker, Vern Breitel, Claire Otner, Max Levine, Julius Hecht


We invite you to join in the celebration of the Bar Mitzvah of
Michael Brooks 
Sunday, February 26

All sponsorships and donations to the Kiddush Fund are greatly appreciated.
Please do not wait until the next Simcha Shabbat to donate.
Thank you.

Good Shabbos
יְבָרֶכְךָ יהוה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ