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WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR EVERYONE'S COMPLIANCE, ENSURING OUR SUCCESSFUL MINYANIM

THERE IS NO NEED TO REGISTER FOR SHABBOS MINYANIM AT THIS TIME

CLICK HERE TO READ THE MINYAN PROTOCOLS

 

Mincha: 5:50PM Candle Lighting: 5:54PM

Kabbolas Shabbos & Maariv

Krias Shema after 6:54PM

 

SHABBOS FEBRUARY 20

Shacharis: 9:00AM Krias Shema before 10:01AM

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Mincha: 5:50PM Begin Shalosh Seudos before 6:13PM

** For those attending minyan, shalosh seudos should be eaten at home before coming to shul for mincha ** Motzei Shabbos: 6:55PM

Week of February 21 - 26

Shacharis: 7AM (Sunday at 8:15AM and Friday at 6:45AM)

Mincha/Maariv: 5:55PM (Thursday at 5:50PM)

 

 

 

FOUR PARSHAS ZACHOR READING OPTIONS

 

During davening: Approximately 10:20AM

After davening: Approximatey 11:00AM (in social hall with option to hear from the outdoor patio)

11:45AM (in social hall with option to hear from the outdoor patio) to allow those with young children at home to arrive after their spouse arrives home.

10 minutes before mincha: 5:40PM

 

 

 

 

DVAR TORAH FROM RABBI CLAMAN

 

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE COPY FOR YOUR SHABBOS TABLE

 

METRICS TO MEASURE SUCCESS

 

This week's parsha marks a shift from the stories of Moshe's upbringing, the servitude in Egypt, the Exodus therefrom, the receiving of the Torah and its detailed mitzvos.

 

In Parshas Terumah, the Torah provides us with the precise details ad measurements of the various vessels of the Mishkan. For example, the Aron (Ark) is measured at "two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide and half a cubit tall" (25:10). The Mizbeach (altar) measures at "five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits tall" (28:1). The Shulchan (Table for the Showbread) was "two cubits long, one cubit wide and one and a half cubits tall" (25:23).

 

The keen observer will notice that the dimensions of Aron are all half measurements, the Mizbeach is all whole numbers and the Shulchan is a mix of the two!

 

The Kli Yakar offers a profound insight into this observation. The Aron is the symbol of spirituality as it housed the Luchos and was located in the Holy of Holies. Its half measurements represent that in the realm of spirituality, we must recognize that there is always room for improvement. Looking to others who have achieved more can inspire and propel us to become our best selves.

 

The Mizbeach is the vehicle through which atonement and peace are achieved between Hashem and Bnei Yisrael. Its complete dimensions signify the complete connection with God that can be attained through honest and complete teshuva. A half-hearted insincere appraoch to repentance will not be effective.

 

Finally, the Shulchan, which represents material possessions combines half and whole measurements. This conveys that we should feel complete- that we have everything we need, even with our partial/half amount. Who is wealthy? One who is satisfied with his portion (Pirkei Avos 4:1).

 

As we strive to transform our homes into a Mishkan and develop our personal interiority, let these dimensions be the benchmarks of our spiritual success.

 

Wishing you all a wonderful Shabbos!  

Rabbi David Claman

 

PURIM SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION

 

In order to accommodate everyone safely, registration is required for the 1st reading on Purim night and 2nd reading on Purim day, when we are anticipating greater attendance.

 

*All persons must wear face masks at all times. 

*All persons must maintain at least an 6 foot distance at all times.

*Anyone experiencing fever, sinus pain, cough, reduced or altered sense of smell/taste, stuffy nose, chills, fatigue, sore throat, joint pains or diarrhea should not attend.

For specific questions, please be in touch with Rabbi Claman.

TAANIS ESTHER - Thursday, February 25

Fast Begins: 5:50AM Shacharis: 7:00AM

Mincha: 5:50PM Maariv: 6:45PM

COSTUME CONTEST FOR ALL CHILDREN WHILE

REMAINING SEATED NEXT TO PARENTS!

Megillah Reading: 7:00PM **Click HERE to register **

2nd Megillah Reading: 9:00PM (only for adults & children 8 and above, no registration required)

PURIM DAY - Friday, February 26

Shacharis: 6:45AM

Megillah Reading: 7:15AM (only for adults & children 8 and above, no registration required)

2nd Megillah Reading: 10:30AM **Click HERE to register **

Mincha & Kabbalas Shabbos: 6:05PM

 

MATANOS L'EVYONIM

 

The Rambam (Hil. Megila 2:17) teaches that "it is better for a person to increase one's gifts to the poor than to make a larger meal or give more mishloach manos (gifts to a friend), for there is no greater and more beautiful joy than gladdening the hearts of the poor... for one who gladdens the hearts of these unfortunate people is likened to the Shechina (Divine Presence)..."

 

For the mitzva of Matanos L'evyonim, monetary gifts to the poor for Purim, please send in your checks payable to Ahavas Sholom and earmarked "matanos levyonim" or click HERE to donate online (please note that payment is for "matanos l'evyonim").

 

MAZAL TOV

 

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Ginsburg’s Zoom class on completing

Maseches Rosh Hashana!

Mazal Tov to Rabbi Ginsburg, Sonny Romanoff, Stuart Modes, Michael Berenstein, Yitzchak Gold, Sandy Lefkowitz, Tuvia Schottenstein and Paul Tanenbaum.

 

MEAL TRAINS

 

To volunteer for the Meal Train for Kim Geiger,

click HERE

 

To volunteer for the Meal Train for the Lorch Family 

please click HERE

 

SEFER IYOV TUESDAYS at 11:00AM

 

Sefer Iyov with Rabbi Claman

Tuesdays at 11:00AM

Click HERE to join

 

SHIUR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

This week's Iyov class was sponsored by Andrew & Tricia Rosenstein in honor of the shloshim for Andrew's mother, Elaine Rosenstein z"l.

To sponsor a shiur in honor of a yahrzeit, birthday or

simcha please click HERE

 

SUPPORT AHAVAS SHOLOM WHILE SHOPPING ON AMAZON

 

Click and bookmark the link below as an easy way to support Ahavas Sholom every time you shop!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-0898886

 

SHMURA MATZAH ORDERS

 

 

IN OUR COMMUNITY

 

 

 

Thank you for our successful Matching Kitchen Renovation Campaign

 

Your donations are already being used to renovate our shul kitchen.  

Thank you to our matching donors!

The Ahavas Sholom Sisterhood

William Schottenstein

Susan Bonowitz in honor of Sppencer and Austin Eppstein, and refuah shleima for her brother Asher Binyamin ben Chana

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Thank you to our donors!

All donations listed including their double match:

Ruth & Buddy Adler $72 in honor of Karan & Paul Tanenbaum and Julie & Phil Weinerman for all they do for our shul. With love and gratitude from the Adler family!

Mousa & Shelly Aframian $216

Ahavas Sholom Brotherhood $1,000

Anonymous $1000 in merit for a complete refuah for eah Danielle bas Chava

Anonymous $200

Leslie and Dan Chase $500 in Honor of Phil & Julie Weinerman's dedication to the shul. Special thank you to Paul & Karan Tanenbaum, Avi & Perle Benmoshe and Jeff Polster for all their hard work in getting the kitchen project underway and to the Kitchen Committee folks for helping to make this a reality.

Rick & Sherri Cohen $200 in memory of George B. Cohen, father; and Andrew R. Cohen, brother z"l

Izzy & Samantha Cousin $360 in honor of their dear parents

Rabbi Avrohom & Hope Drandoff $200 in honor of Rabbi & Shira Claman

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef & Miriam Feigenbaum $72

Rabbi Yehuda & Nechama Fried $108

Yitzchak Gold $240 in memory of parents, Philip & Anna Gold, z"l and $72 in memory of father-in-law, R' Moshe ben Rut z"l

Debbie & Josh Grashin $500 in honor of Zoe's first birthday

Agnes & Jonathan Hartstein $108 in memory of grandparents Doris Dreifus and Max Neubauer z"l

Dotan & Shari Herszage $720 in honor of their children and with gratitude to the Weinermans and the Tanenbaums for their devotion to Ahavas Sholom

Rabbi Hillel & Rivky Kapenstein $72

Edgar and Sofiya Karpovich $200 in honor of Kathy & Paul Pollack

Gabor Klein $2,000 in memory of Imre Klein z"l

Lev Kucherski $2,000 in honor of his wife Lidia

Rebecca & Raanan Lefkovitz $500 in honor of their parents 

Yaakov & Shelley Levey $72 in honor of Yitzy Cooper putting on tefillin

Yael and Yhezkel Levi $360 In honor of our parents, Dr. Zeev and Galia Davidovitch and Avraham (Z”L) and Doris Levi

Rabbi Henoch & Chaya Morris $72

Ed & Jodi Karmia $360 in memory of Boots & Frank Nutis z”l

Kathy & Paul Pollack $2,000 in honor of Michael Berenstein and in the hope of his return to a new Ahavas Sholom kitchen

Miriam & David Portman $500 in honor of their dear sister and brother in law Julie & Phil Weinerman for all you do for our shul and community

Ron & Laurie Reitman $72 in honor of all who work so hard in the kitchen.

Sonny & Ellen Romanoff $108 in honor of all the individuals who have given of their time and efforts to prepare special food with love for our congregants, their families and guests

Susan & Alex Rosen $500 in appreciation to HaShem for everyone who is recovering from COVID

Chaviva Rosenberg $200 In honor of Yehuda's engagement to Estie Kupfer of Cleveland

Andrew & Tricia Rosentein $200 in honor of their 4 granddaughters and their friends in Columbus.

Victor & Susan Schmelzer $500 in honor of Hannah Schmelzer making aliyah.

Josh Seidemann $200 in memory of Ruth Seidemann and Ethel Rising z"l 

Harold & Elaine Shindel $200 in honor of Rabbi David & Shira Claman

Steve and Anne Shulman $108

Daniel Silberstein $720 in memory of Michelle Gross z"l

Paul & Karan Tanenbaum $2,000

Nnamdi Umeh $200

Philip & Julie Weinerman $4,000 in honor of a new kitchen to again share joyous occasions together

Cherie & Steven Winter $360 in honor of their dear friend, Andrew Rosenstein’s special birthday

Alan & Julie Wittert $108 in honor of the warm welcome they received from the community 

Diana D'Angelo Wolff $72 in memory of Joel Gabriel Wolff z"l

Rabbi Yitzhak & Tzivi Zuckerman $72 in honor of Rabbi Claman's efforts for Avos Ubanim

 

Click HERE to donate today, so one day in the near future we can again enjoy Shabbos meals and simchas together, with an updated and clean new kitchen. 

Ahavas Sholom is  affiliated with the Life and Legacy  program to promote endowments for our  shul  and the Jewish community .

Ahavas Sholom is excited to be chosen as an affiliate of the Life & Legacy Program with the objective of increasing endowments to help ensure our Jewish future. This program is sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and JewishColumbus.

Please click here for our Life and Legacy page 

Please email ahavassholom@gmail.com or contact Rabbi Claman or Phil Weinerman for more information 

        WhatsApp Halacha Q&A Chat

Join Rabbi Claman's WhatsApp Halacha Q&A Chat!

Please click  HERE from your smartphone or text your NAME to 614-800-8833.

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