Service Times:

Friday  February 21, 2020


Candle Lighting: 5:20 PM; Shkia 5:38PM


Mincha:  5:25 PM followed by Kabbalat Shabbat


Shabbat February 22, – Parshat  Mishpatim (5780)

Shabbat Parshat Shekalim; Shabbat Mevorchim- Chodesh Adar

Shacharit: 9:00 AM, followed by Musaf, and Kiddush

Latest Shema time (Gra & Baal HaTanya) 9:26 AM  

Shabbat Shekalim – The Mishna tells us that in the time of the Beit HaMikdash, they would make public announcements to remind the Jewish communities both in Israel and in the Diaspora that it was time to contribute their half-shekel donations to be used in providing the public daily sacrifices in the Beit Hamikdash. The contributions had to be sent to the local collection point quickly in order that it reach the Beit Hamikdash in time for the New Year commencing on One Nisan.



Kiddush is co-sponsored by by Fran and Lenny Friedman and by Miriam and Nate Sheff in memory of the Yahrzeits of their respective beloved parents, Lenny’s mother, Rifka bas Yaakov Efraim HaKohen, AH’ and Nate’s father, Menachem Mendel ben Moshe AH’.



Mincha: 5:05 PM: followed by Seudah Shilishit


Ma’ariv:  6:15 PM

Havdalah 6:21 PM


Sunday, Feb 23

Shacharit 8:00 AM


Monday Feb 24, Shacharit 6:05 AM

Earliest Talit and Tefilin, 5:45 AM  – Sun is 11 degrees below horizon


Tues  Feb 25,  Shacharit: 6:00 AM – Rosh Chodesh Adar Day 1

Earliest Talit and Tefilin, 5:43 AM  – Sun is 11 degrees below horizon


Wed Feb26, Shacharit 6:00 AM – Rosh Chodesh Adar Day 2

Earliest Talit and Tefilin, 5:42 AM  – Sun is 11 degrees below horizon


Wednesday Night Feb 19, –  Beth Israel Synagogue will continue its weekly Wednesday Night Torah Learning Initiative program. The entire community is invited. The Learning session will run from 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM to be followed by Ma’ariv. Light refreshments will be served. Topic: Masechet Megilah. The learning session is led by Rabbi Mordechai Witkin.


Thursday Feb 27, Shacharit 6:05 AM

Earliest Talit and Tefilin, 5:40 AM  – Sun is 11 degrees below horizon


Friday Feb 28, Shacharit  6:10 AM

Earliest Talit and Tefilin, 5:99 AM  – Sun is 11 degrees below horizon




Community Announcements

  1. As is our custom every year, Beth Israel Synagogue has arranged with a (JKHA to distribute Matanot  La’Evyonim funds on Purim day to MetroWest area families in need.

Individuals wishing to participate in this important mitzvah should mail checks payable to Beth Israel Synagogue or deposit in the envelope on bulletin board of the shul lobby Checks should be marked Matanot La’Evyonim and are due by Thursday AM, March 5.


  1. Anyone wishing to sponsor a Kiddush, please contact Surri Rapaport at     973-736-2316 for availability and particulars.
  2. We respectfully request that you arrive on-time to support the Shabbat  minyanim.
  3. BI is partnering with a charitable trust to offer financial aid assistance

to needy elderly. Anyone wishing to inquire can contact Doug Eisenberg, President.

  1. Nechama Price now serves as a consultant to women in the West

Orange/ communities to answer questions related to niddah and family purity. She can be reached at or 201-888- 6999