Times and Schedule for Shabbat

Friday - Shabbat, July 23 - 24, 2021

Torah Reading:

Parshat Devarim - Vaetchanan 3:23 - 7:11
Haftarah: Isaiah 40:1 - 26

Pirkei Avot: Pirkei Avot: chapter 3
Learn more about Pirkei Avot here.


Shabbat Nachamu and Tu B'Av

Friday, July 23

Candle lighting: 8:02 PM

Minchah: 8:10 PM

Dvar Torah: Rabbi Alevsky

Kabbalat Shabbat: 8:40 PM


Shabbat, July 24

Parshah class: 9:00 AM

Shacharit: 9:45 AM

Dvar Torah: Rabbi Ossey

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Followed by a Farbrengen in honor of Shabbat Nachamu and Tu B'Av


Minchah: 8:00 PM

Shabbat ends: 9:06 PM

Ma'ariv & Havdallah: 9:06 PM

According to the new CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask in Shul. 

Tu B'Av

This Shabbat is the 15th of the month of Av, known as Tu B'Av. Tu B'Av commemorates many festive events which are the counterparts to the tragic events of the month of Av. It is the greatest of the festivals because it is the ascent which follows, and is the purpose of, the awesome descent of Tisha B'Av.

The mishnah states: "There never were greater festivals in Israel than the Fifteenth of Av and Yom Kippur." The Talmud gives several reasons why the fifteenth of Av is a festival surpassing all others.

Also, beginning on the 15th of Av one should increase one's study of Torah, since at this time of the year the nights begin to grow longer and "the night was created for study"  

For more on Tu B'Av, see  here and  here.   

Shabbat Nachamu 

The Shabbat following the mourning of the Ninth of Av is the Shabbat of comfort over our anticipated consolation with the coming of Moshiach. It is called Shabbat Nachamu, based on the opening words of the Haftorah that is read this Shabbat (taken from Isaiah Chapter 40) which begins with the words Nachamu, Nachamu Ami - "Console, console my people, says your G‑d."

Usually, the Haftarah reading on Shabbat relates to the theme of that week's Torah portion. An exception to this rule is when a Shabbat has a different or unique character - e.g., on a Yom Tov or Rosh Chodesh. On those weeks, the Haftarah reading reflects the specific theme of the day instead.

Also, on the recent three Shabbats between the Seventeenth of Tammuz and The Ninth of Av, the Haftarot reflect the sense of calamity that characterizes the period. The first two are drawn from Jeremiah, while the third is from Isaiah.

The Haftarah of Shabbat Nachamu is the first of the "seven consolations" - the seven Haftarot which are read on the seven Shabbatot following The Ninth of Av leading up to Rosh Hashanah. These Haftarot are taken from Isaiah and record the prophetic messages of consolation which Isaiah offered Israel.

To read more about Shabbat Nachamu, visit  here and  here.

Halachic Times

Earliest Talit & Tefillin (latest of the week): 4:54 AM

Latest Shma (earliest of the week): 9:20 AM 
For all halachic times, see 
www.chabadwestside.org/zmanim