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: cbsbdoffice@gmail.com

Weekly Shabbat Reminder: March 24

 

This Friday’s candle lighting will take place at 
6:53PM
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Friday evening services will take place in the chapel
at
6:30PM & 8:00PM
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Shabbos services will take place Saturday morning, in the main sanctuary
at 
9:00AM
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Weekly Parsha
Vayak’hel-Pekudei
Exodus 35:1 -40:38
12:1 – 20
Moses assembles the people of Israel and reiterates to them the commandment to observe the Shabbat. He then conveys G-d’s instructions regarding the making of the Mishkan (Tabernacle). The people donate the required materials in abundance, bringing gold, silver and copper; blue-, purple- and red-dyed wool; goat hair, spun linen, animal skins, wood, olive oil, herbs and precious stones. Moses has to tell them to stop giving.  A team of wise-hearted artisans make the Mishkan and its furnishings (as detailed in the previous Torah readings of Terumah, Tetzaveh and Ki Tisa): three layers of roof coverings; 48 gold-plated wall panels, and 100 silver foundation sockets; the parochet (veil) that separates between the Sanctuary’s two chambers, and the masach (screen) that fronts it; the Ark and its cover with the Cherubim; the table and its showbread; the seven-branched menorah with its specially prepared oil; the golden altar and the incense burned on it; the anointing oil; the outdoor altar for burnt offerings and all its implements; the hangings, posts and foundation sockets for the courtyard; and the basin and its pedestal, made out of copper mirrors.  An accounting is made of the gold, silver and copper donated by the people for the making of the Mishkan.  Betzalel, Aholiav and their assistants make the eight priestly garments-the ephod, breastplate, cloak, crown, turban, tunic, sash and breeches-according to the specifications communicated to Moses in the Parshah of Tetzaveh.  The Mishkan is completed and all its components are brought to Moses, who erects it and anoints it with the holy anointing oil, and initiates Aaron and his four sons into the priesthood. A cloud appears over the Mishkan, signifying the divine presence that has come to dwell within it.
Haftorah
Ezekiel XLV:18 – XLVI:15
Parshat Hachodesh is the fourth in the series of special readings in the period around Purim and Passover. The Torah reading contains the the first mitzvot given to the Jewish people, namely the establishment of the Jewish calendar (including the numbering of the months from Nissan, “the head of the months”), the offering of the paschal lamb and the observance of the holiday of Pesach (Passover).  The haftarah for this Shabbat is a segment from the book of Ezekiel dealing with the sacrifices in the future Temple. These sacrifices are to begin on the first of Nissan (“the first day of the first month”), hence the connection to the Torah reading.
The Haftorah will be chanted by
Rabbi Howard Diamond 

 

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Mincha, Ma’ariv & Havdalah services will take place Saturday evening, in the chapel,
at 
7:15PM

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For the upcoming week of Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Friday, March 31, 2016 corresponding to 27 Adar – 4 Nissan, the following Yahrzeits will be observed:
Moses Ben Zvi Hirsh, Goldie King, Herb Ames, Paul Abrams,Walter Winiker, Sidney Greenman, Shifa Zelda, Alan Goldstein, Sally Kramer,Abraham Jacob Gabel,
Josh Staniloff, 
Schochna Heyman & Claire Otner


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 This Shabbat’s Kiddush is sponsored by the

Mack, Gal & Baharvar

families

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All sponsorships and donations to the Kiddush Fund are greatly appreciated.
Please do not wait until the next Simcha Shabbat to donate.
Thank you.
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Good Shabbos
יְבָרֶכְךָ יהוה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ