Daily Minyan Schedule

The minyan takes place in the hallway of the main upstairs Shul

Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM
Sundays and Major Holidays: 9:00 AM
Rosh Chodesh and fast days:  7:15 AM


Please note: Chabad will be open this Shabbos, July 10 - 11 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 10 - 11

Torah Reading: Parshat Pinchas, Numbers 25:10 - 30:1
Haftora: Yirmiyah 1:1 - 2:3

Shabbat Candle Lighting: 8:10 PM
Shabbat Ends: 9:17 PM
 
Friday - July 10
 
Minchah: 8:20 PM
Dvar Torah:  Rabbi Fried
Kabbalat Shabbat:  8:50 PM
 
Shabbat Day - July 11 
 
Parshah Shiur: 9:00 AM
Shacharit: 9:45 AM
 
Dvar Torah: Rabbi Fried 

Curbside Kiddush to-go: 12:15-1:30 PM

Kiddush Sponsors:

Daniel Simons 

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

Rambam Shiur: 7:15 PM
Minchah: 8:15 PM

Pirkei Avot: chapter 6

For more about Pirkei Avot, see  here  

Maaa'riv & Havdallah: 9:17 PM
Shabbat Ends: 9:17 PM 

Laws and Customs For The Three Weeks

May these days be turned to joy and happiness with the coming of Moshiach immediately!
 
*The 17th of Tammuz is the date that the walls of Jerusalem were breached by the Babylonians. (There were four other major tragedies that befell our people on this date as well.) Three weeks later, on the 9th of Av, the First Temple was destroyed. This time period between these two dates is known as the Three Weeks and a number of laws govern this period.
 
*This year, the 3 weeks begin on Wednesday Evening, July 8 and continue until after Tisha B'av (Thursday, July 30).
 
*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.

Extra Learning 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 are some details about the Nikanor Gate which led into the Temple Courtyard: 

Sha'ar Nikanor - Nikanor Gate

The Nikanor Gates led from the Ezrat Nashim to the Azarah. Fifteen semi-circular steps lead to this gate. On occasion, the Levites sang as they stood on these steps.

The Fifteen Steps
At the western end of the Women's Courtyard were fifteen semi-circular steps. Each was half a cubit high and half a cubit deep. On occasion, the Levites sang as they stood on these steps.

Chamber of Instruments
Near the base of the steps, built into the western wall of the Women's Courtyard, were two doors that led underneath the Azarah, which was built on higher ground than the Women's Courtyard.

The doors led into a single large underground chamber called the Chamber of Instruments. Here the Levites conducted choir rehearsals and stored their instruments.

The Nikanor Gate
The doorway atop the fifteen semi-circular steps led into the Azarah. The first eleven cubits along the eastern side of the Azarah was called the Courtyard of the Israelites.

The gateway atop the fifteen steps that led into the Courtyard of the Israelites were called the Upper Gate, also known as the Nikanor Gate.

Nikanor was the benefactor who paid craftsmen in Alexandria, Egypt, to fashion the two large brass doors used for this gate.

Each door was 5 cubits by 20 cubits. The brass was carved with intricate designs, and its finish was exceedingly bright.

For much more about the Holy Temple, including articles, classes texts and stories, see here.

To study Rambam's Laws of the Temple online and a watch classes in the Ramabam, click 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): 4:40 AM
Latest Shma (earliest of the week): 9:15 AM
For all halachic times, see 
www.chabadwestside.org/zmanim