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Shul Schedule for the Week

Shul Schedule for the Week

Schedule and Services

Daily Minyan at Chabad

Resuming in September 

7:30 AM Weekdays
7:00 AM Rosh Chodesh & Fast Days
9:00 AM Sundays & Major Nat'l Holidays

Shabbat Schedule:  Friday- Shabbat, July 21 - 22
Torah Reading :  Matot-Massei: Numbers 30:2 - 36:13
Haftora (special for the 3 weeks):  Jeremiah 2:4-28; Jeremiah 4:1-2 
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 8:04 PM
Shabbat Ends: 9:09 PM 
Shabbat Mevarchim: We bless the new month of Menachem Av.
Rosh Chodesh is Monday, the 24th of July/1 Av.
Molad for the new moon: Sun 7/23, 10:00 & 14/18 pm 
Pirkei Avot - Chapter 2
For more on Pirkei Avot, insights and commentaries, click here 
Friday, July 21 - Erev Shabbat
Minchah: 8:10  PM
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Fried
Kabbalat Shabbat : 8:40 PM
Shabbat,  July 22 - Shabbat Day    
Shacharit: 10:00 AM
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Ossey

Kids Shul 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Followed by Kiddush - Approx 12:15 PM  
Kiddush sponsor needed.
Farbrengen for Shabbat Mevarchim following the Kiddush.
Pirkei Avot Shiur: 5:30 pm at the home of Jennifer Taviv, 43 West 86th Street, Apt. 1b between Columbus and Central Park West. 
Shiur: 7:05 PM
Mincha: 8:05  PM
Maariv and Havdala: 9:09 PM   

Laws & Customs For the Three Weeks

May these days be turned to joy and happiness with the coming of Moshiach immediately!

*The 3 weeks begin on Tuesday, July 11 and continues till after Tisha B'av.

*During the Three Weeks, one may not have a haircut, get married or listen to music or say the Shehecheyanu blessing. Doing construction which is not necessary for basic living is also postponed until after the Three Weeks.

Laws & Customs For The Nine Days
From Rosh Chodesh Av (Sunday evening, July 23) until after Tisha B'Av (the evening of Wednesday August 2, 10 Av), a number of extra restrictions apply, in addition to the regular laws that apply throughout the Three Weeks:
*During this time, we don’t eat meat or drink wine or grape juice (except on Shabbat).
*For Havdallah next Motzaei Shabbat (July 29), a boy near Bar Mitzvah age should drink the wine (after an adult has made Havdallah). If there is no such child available, it is better to make Havdallah on wine and drink it, rather than use beer, whose validity for Havdallah is questionable.
*We don’t launder any clothes during this time. All laundry should have been done in advance of the Nine Days.
*We also don’t wear freshly laundered clothes. All clothes that we plan on wearing during the Nine Days should have been worn for a few minutes before the onset of the Nine Days. This does not apply to Shabbat clothes.
*Bathing for pleasure is prohibited during this time.
*It is the custom in Chabad to add (in a halachically permissible manner) to simchah during these days. One way of doing this is to make Siyumim (completion of a tractate of the Talmud, see below). Such an event is considered a joyous occasion for all that participate. However, according to Chabad custom, no meat is eaten during these Siyumim.

The Laws of the Holy Temple - positive study for the Three Weeks

The Rebbe has emphasized that in addition to mourning the loss of the Temple during the Three Weeks, we need to do positive things during this time in a spirit of working towards the rebuilding of the Third Temple. One thing in particular he suggested is the study of the Laws of the Temple, Beit HaBechirah, from Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah. By studying about the Temple, we can hasten its rebuilding. Here is a quote from the Rambam’s Laws of the Beit HaBechirah (Chapter 2:2):


"It is universally accepted that the place on which David and Solomon built the Altar, the threshing floor of Ornan, is the location where Abraham built the Altar on which he prepared Isaac for sacrifice.
Noah built [an altar] on that location when he left the ark. It was also [the place] of the Altar on which Cain and Abel brought sacrifices. [Similarly,] Adam, the first man, offered a sacrifice there and was created at that very spot, as our Sages said: "Man was created from the place where he [would find] atonement."

The dimensions of the Altar must be very precise. Its design has been passed down from one to another [over the course of the generations].
The altar built by the exiles [returning from Babylon] was constructed according to the design of the Altar to be built in the Messianic age. We may not increase or reduce its dimensions. "

To learn more about the Laws of the Temple, click here and here.

In addition:

It is important to give more Tzedakah than usual during the Three Weeks. Tzedakah is a key element in bringing about the redemption as the prophet Isaiah says, “Zion shall be redeemed with justice and its captives (returned) with Tzedakah.” Even a few extra coins each day (except Shabbat) into a pushka (charity box) is very meaningful.

The Talmud tells us that the Temple was destroyed because of baseless hatred between people. Thus, the remedy for the destruction and the key to rebuilding the Temple is to increase in loving our fellow Jew.


Halachic Times

Earliest Talit & Tefillin (latest of the week): 4:51 AM 
Latest Shma (earliest of the week): 9:19 AM
F or all halachic times, see