Please note: Chabad will be open on Shabbos for services for men and women. We will limit attendance to 50% capacity. While we don't expect more than 50% of our capacity to attend, attendance will be on a first come first served basis.

Friday - Shabbat, July 31 August 1

Torah Reading: 
Parshat Vaetchanan, Deuteronomy 3:23 - 7:11
Haftora: Isaiah 40:1 - 26

Latest Kiddush Levana: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:11 AM

Shabbat Nachamu


Friday - July 31


Shabbat Candle Lighting: 7:54 PM

Minchah: 8:05 PM

Dvar Torah:  Rabbi Fried

Kabbalat Shabbat:  8:35 PM

 

Shabbat Day - August 1 

Parshah Shiur: 9:00 AM

Shacharit: 9:45 AM

Dvar Torah: Rabbi Fried

Curbside Kiddush to-go: 12:15-1:30 PM

A siyum, celebrating the completion of  a tractate of the Talmud, will be held by Rabbi Fried after Mussaf.

Note: Please remember to adhere to all rules of social distancing and come with a mask

Rambam Shiur: 6:50 PM
Minchah: 7:50 PM

Pirkei Avot: Chapter 3

For more about Pirkei Avot, see  here

Maaa'riv & Havdallah: 8:57 PM
Shabbat Ends: 8:57 PM 

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Siyumim:

It is the custom in Chabad to add (in a halachically permissible manner) in simchah during these days. One way of doing this is to make Siyumim (completion of a tractate of the Talmud.). Such an event is considered a joyous occasion for all who participate. However, according to Chabad custom, no meat is eaten during these Siyumim. The joy of the Siyum is meant to help accelerate the joy of Moshiach's arrival and negate the mourning the 9 Days. For this reason, the Rebbe requested that Siyumim should be made even after the 9 days, until Tu B'Av.We will have a Siyum on Shabbat day with Rabbi Fried after Musaf.

Important Days on the Jewish Calender

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 

Tu B'Av

Wednesday 8/5 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 


Halachic Times

Earliest Talit & Tefillin (latest of the week): 5:03 AM
Latest Shma (earliest of the week): 9:25 AM
For all halachic times, see 
www.chabadwestside.org/zmanim