Letter from the Chairman of the Board
We've been told that it is becoming increasingly difficult for those from
outside our area to find available hotel rooms for Shabbat Parashat Ekev, the
anniversary Shabbat of The Jerusalem Great Synagogue. The Shabbat is
dedicated in memory of the late Henry Moskowitz z"l, whose many
contributions to the State of Israel and particularly to the city of Jerusalem are golden pages in
the history of Israel. Joining Chief
Chazzan Chaim Adler and our Choir conducted by Elli Jaffe will be guest Chazzan
Yitzhak Meir Helfgot and the Yuval Choir conducted by Dr. Mordechai
Sobol. Please note that on that Friday evening, we are beginning Mincha
services at the time of candle lighting () and on Shabbat
morning we are beginning at .
The Council of Young Israel Rabbis in Israel and the Worldwide
Young Israel Movement in conjunction with The Jerusalem Great Synagogue, are
sponsoring an evening of Torah study (in English) on the 4th anniversary of the
disengagement from Gush Katif and Northern Shomron. Speakers
include: Rabbi Aharon Adler, Mrs. Rachel Sapperstein, Dr. Sody Namir and Mrs.
Sharon Katz. The program will take place in our Synagogue this Sunday evening,
July 26 at . An entrance fee of
30 NIS will be collected by the Council of Young
Israel Rabbis in Israel. Doors will
open at .
Have you sent in your Supporting Membership application and contribution
yet? If not, please do so at your earliest convenience. It is only
fair that those who enjoy the tefilot and programs at The Jerusalem Great
Synagogue feel a responsibility to support the Synagogue so that we may
continue our important work. If you cannot access the application on our
website, you may write to us (POB 7924, Jerusalem 91078) and we will be
happy to send you the appropriate form.
Mazal Tov to our congregants and friends Arye and Justice Miriam Naor on the
birth and brit of their grandson Noam and to his parents Michael and Ziv
Naor. May Noam grow to Torah, chupah and maasim tovim and be a constant
source of nachat to his family and to all Am Yisrael.
Mazal Tov to our congregants and Supporting Members Bert and Shirley Abell on
the birth and naming of their new great-granddaughter Fayge, and to her parents
Nachamn and Batya Horvitz. May Fayge grow to Torah, chupah l'ben Torah
and maasim tovim and be a constant source of nachat to her family and to all Am
Yisrael. We also extend a Mazal Tov to the Abells on the engagement of
their grandson Ezriel Kramer to Yocheved Brandsweger of Beitar Illit. May
the young couple go to the chupah b'shaa tova u'mutzlachat and share a long,
healthy and happy life together as they build their bayit neeman b'Yisrael.
Maariv and the reading of Megilat Eicha will take place in the Main Synagogue
on Wednesday evening, July 29 at . Shacharit and
Kinot on Thursday morning will be at May this be the
final year that we make an announcement about these Fast Days and may the words
of the prophet Zecharia () be speedily
We continue to pray for the good health and immediate release of Gilad ben
Aviva Schalit. Please add prayers for refua sheleima for those who were
injured in terrorist attacks and in the War in Gaza and for Ratza bat Reesa
(Roslyn Lowy), Aryeh ben Sarah Leah (Chazzan Aryeh Goldberg), Amiram ben Reina
(Amiram Benshimol), Zahava bat Rachel (Zahava Meczes), Channa bat Chaya Devorah
(Anna Schlesinger), Bracha Miriam bat Rachel (Miriam Sheinberg), Chaim Ariel
ben Vera Devora (Ariel Sharon), Shoshana bat Miriam (Susan Shapiro), Chaya bat
Chava (Chaya Herstik), Chaim Eliezer ben Chaya (Chaim Eliezer Herstik), Amit
Yehuda ben Malka (Dr.Amit Schwartz), Shimon Elimelech ben Sima Rivka (Marc Weinberg),
Avraham Yeshayahu ben Aviva (Avraham Yeshayahu Feiner), Shai ben Rachel
(Shai Peltz), Yehudah Leib ben Tziporah Rachel (Yehudah Rosenblatt), Miriam
Rivkah bat Adina Leah (Miriam Strasberg), Bracha bat Penina Rivka Yoela (Beth
Joshuah), Yissachar Dov ben Peshe (Bud Silver), Moshe Avigdor ben Rivkah
(Martin Herzog) and Libbi Brucha bat Sara (Beatrice Shore Gover). May
they all be blessed with a speedy and complete recovery and enjoy good health
for many more years.
Guest Chazzan Meir Dorfman will officiate this Friday evening () and Shabbat morning (Parashat
Devorim-Shabbat Chazon) at . If you are in
our area, we hope you will join us.
July 26 Sunday – Evening of Torah Study and Remembrance on the 4th
anniversary of the disengagement from Gush Katif and Northen Shomron.
Sponsored by The Council of Young Israel Rabbis in Israel and the Worldwide
Young Israel Movement in conjunction with The Jerusalem Great
Synagogue. (Cost: 30 NIS to YI Rabbis in Israel).
Wednesday – the Eve of Tisha B'Av. Maariv and the reading of Megillat
Eicha in the Main Synagogue
July 30 Thursday – Fast
of Tisha B'Av. Shacharit in the Main Synagogue at
– Shabbat Parashat Vaetchanan ; Shabbat Nachamu – Guest Chazzan Yisrael
Goldfriend will officiate on Friday evening () and Shabbat morning () accompanied by our
Choir conducted by Elli Jaffe. Also participating will be Chazzanim Nisan
Pesahov and Elazar Vinograd. Bar Mitzvah: Michael Jacob Kiffel.
Sunday – Last day for Dedicated-Seat-Holders to reserve their dedicated seats
for Rosh Hashana and/or Yom Kippur.
Shabbat Parashat Ekev – Anniversary Shabbat of The Jerusalem Great
Synagogue. The Shabbat is dedicated in memory of the late Henry Moskowitz
z"l. Chief Chazzan Chaim Adler and guest Chazzan Yitzchok Meir Helfgott
will officiate on Friday evening (6:55 PM) and Shabbat morning (7:45
AM) accompanied by The Jerusalem Great Synagogue Choir conducted by Elli
Jaffe and the Yuval Choir conducted by Dr. Mordechai Sobol . (Please note the
earlier starting times for both Friday evening and Shabbat morning.)