Weekly Bulletin: Parashat Ve’etchanan – Shabbat Nachamu

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Parashat Ve’etchanan – Shabbat Nachamu
August 8-9, 2014; Av 12-13, 5774


Candle lighting……………………………….7:53 pm

Kabbalat Shabbat …………………..………7:30 pm

Shacharit………………………….…………..8:50 am

Mincha & Seudah Shlisheet.………………..7:45 pm

Shabbat ends………………..………….……8:53 pm

Weekdays Mincha……………………………8:00 pm


Dear Members and Friends,

Welcome to Aviah Feder & Odelia Joachimowitz who is visiting from Israel.

Mazal Tov to Dr. & Mrs. Chaim & Rena Fruchter on the birth of a grandson, Max Elisha Fruchter, to their children Leah Koenig & Yoshie Fruchter.

Condolences to Mr. Stuart Rosenthal on the passing of his mother, Arlene Rosenthal. The funeral took place on Monday. Shiva will be observed at 1220 Arcola Ave. through Sunday morning Shacharis at 8:00.



1.) High Holiday Seats

Rosh Hashana this year falls on the evening of September 24. Please send in your reservations for the High Holiday seats. Also, please fill out the forms for publishing your greeting in our upcoming
Ner Tamid Newsletter. If you haven’t received the mailing with the documents, please contact the office at ssjc613@gmail.com or call (301) 649-4425.


2.) Summer may just be starting but it is not too early to start planning on attending the SSJC’s second annual end-of-summer BBQ & Open House! This year’s family friendly event will take place on Sunday, August 24, from 4:30 – 7:00 pm and will once again offer an opportunity to have some great food and enjoy an afternoon of family fun with friends and neighbors.

You can count on the following:

* Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn, salads, drinks and desserts (vegetarian menu available).

* Plenty of activities for children of all ages on our 2 acre playground (indoor playground available in case of inclement weather).

* An opportunity to schmooze and play sports with friends

* Children can enjoy an inflatable water slide

* Participate in the Annual Kemp Mill Ping Pong Tournament


Cost:  $12 adults, $6 (children under 12), $35 maximum per family

Note: If you join SSJC now or purchase a High Holiday tickets this BBQ is FREE for non-members.


A Call for Volunteers: Please contact Gary Fellman to join our group of volunteers who will help make this even a success. Email Gary at: fellman01@live.com or call: 301-530-3696.



Make your reservations TODAY: (301) 649-4425 or email ssjc613@gmail.com

3.)  Rabbi Yaakov Greiniman is putting together a study group. Please email him at:  yankel22@gmail.com  or call 240 723-5300 for more information.

4.)  Sunday morning classes (and nosh) after Shacharit on Halacha lima’aseh from the Chayei Adom. We are starting to study the Chayei Adom from the beginning. Class begins at 8:40am.

5.)    Mr. Gary Fellman will be offering a class 45 minutes before Shabbat day mincha.

6.) “Junior Congregation”:  Children of all ages are invited to attend our Junior Congregation on Shabbatmorning featuring:

  • basic prayers, song, games & snacks
    Date and time: Every Shabbat, 10:00 – 11:00 am
    Location: SSJC, in the LBJA classroom

7.)          Camp Ahava is in full swing! Experience this summer in the heart of Kemp Mill for one more week (until Aug.15)! Exciting activities, programs & trips planned! Extended Early Bird and After Care times Available. For children ages 4½ to 15. For more information, visit our newly updated website at:

www.camp-ahava.com or email ssjc613@gmail.com.

8.)          Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy is accepting registration for the 2014-2015 School Year for children in grades Kindergarten – 3rd. For more information please contact Helen Goldberg at 915-637-7816 or atdirectorhelen@gmail.com.

9.)        The Silver Spring Learning Center is accepting registration for preschool ages 18 months to 5 years old. For more information, contact Debbie Ungar, the director at:  301 649-1373 or visit: www.silverspringlearningcenter.org

10.) By the hundreds, rockets launched by Hamas are raining down on Israel, terrifying children, closing summer camps, and reaching further into the Jewish State than ever before. Israel Defense Forces are fighting back against this horrendous onslaught. You can help Israel during this dangerous and unpredictable time.
Take action to ensure that Israel continues to have access to life-saving missile defense programs like Iron Dome, which intercepts rockets headed for civilian population centers.
Ask your Senators to stand with Israel and support the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act today!
This bipartisan legislation reaffirms, broadens, and deepens the U.S.-Israel alliance by promoting greater strategic cooperation.

Hamas was recently welcomed into a Palestinian unity government. As this terror group shows its true nature, let’s show the world that the United States will continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the only democracy in the Middle East as it’s subjected to unrelenting rocket attacks.

11. ) Free Alan Gross: Join us for the call to release Alan Gross who has been languishing for over 4 years in a Cuban prison cell without fair trial and in violation of basic standards of justice. Join us and help us call for his release:

Location:                Cuban Interests Section, 2630 16th Street NW, DC

Info:   rebsaltzman@aol.com or ssjc613@gmail.com  (sponsored by JCRC)

12.) Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington delivers meals to local hospitals and stocks a kosher pantry at Children’s National Medical Center. To learn more about our many services, to request assistance or to volunteer please contact BCGW at 202 331-4481, or contact us through our website www.bikurcholimgw.org

13.) And . . . a Shabbat Nachamu anecdote: It is related that one year on Shabbat Nachamu, a certain Welsh Rabbi began his sermon by quoting the first pasuk of the Haftarah “Comfort ye, comfort ye, my people.” That afternoon, at tea time, all the congregants turned up at his house for Seudah Shlishit. The Rabbi was puzzled, and one of the congregants said “But Rabbi, you said ‘Come for tea, come for tea, my people.’”

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