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 24

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 21:1 – 24:18
Following the revelation at Sinai, G-d legislates a series of laws for the people of Israel. These include the laws of the indentured servant; the penalties for murder, kidnapping, assault and theft; civil laws pertaining to redress of damages, the granting of loans and the responsibilities of the “Four Guardians“; and the rules governing the conduct of justice by courts of law.
Also included are laws warning against mistreatment of foreigners; the observance of the seasonal festivals, and the agricultural gifts that are to be brought to the Holy Temple in Jerusalem; the prohibition against cooking meat with milk; and the mitzvahof prayer. Altogether, the Parshah of Mishpatim contains 53 mitzvot-23 imperative commandments and 30 prohibitions.  G-d promises to bring the people of Israel to the Holy Land, and warns them against assuming the pagan ways of its current inhabitants.  The people of Israel proclaim, “We will do and we will hear all that G-d commands us.” Leaving Aaron and Hur in charge in the Israelite camp, Moses ascends Mount Sinai and remains there for forty days and forty nights to receive the Torah fromG-d.
II Kings 11:17 – 12:17
The Parshat Shekalim Torah reading discusses the annual obligation for every Jew to give half a shekel to the Temple coffers. The haftorahdiscusses the efforts of King Jehoash (9th century BCE) to earmark these communal funds for the upkeep of the first Holy Temple.Background for this haftorah: Because of an alliance with the Northern Kingdom of Israel, idol worship had become rampant in the erstwhile righteous Davidic dynasty-controlled Southern Kingdom. When the king of the Southern Kingdom, Ahaziah, was killed, his mother Athaliah murdered the remainder of the royal family and seized the throne. During her brief reign, she actively promoted idolatry. Unbeknownst to her, one of Ahaziah’s sons, a small baby, was hidden and survived. When he became seven years of age, Jehoiada the High Priest led a successful revolt against Athaliah, and installed the child king, Jehoash, as the new King of Judea.The haftorah begins with the new king renewing the people’s covenant with G‑d. They destroyed all the pagan altars and statues and appointed officers to oversee the Holy Temple. Jehoash then instructed the priests regarding all the funds that were donated to the Temple. According to his plan, all the funds would be appropriated by the priests. In return, the priests would pay for the regular maintenance of the Temple. In the 23rd year of Jehoash’s reign, the priests neglected to properly maintain the Temple. Jehoash then ordered that all monies should be placed in a special box that was placed near the Temple altar, and these funds were given directly to the workers and craftsmen who maintained the Temple.
The haftorah will be chanted by
Hillary Beyer

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 
on 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