Jacob Berman Community Center

מרכז קהילתי ע"ש יעקב ברמן    

Weekly Bulletin: Parashat Tzav 5772
Shabbat haGadol

פרשת צו תשע"ב‬‬
שבת הגדול 

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  • Mazal tov to Gabriela and Sidney Cohen on the birth of their grandson and to parents Yael and Eitan Weiss. Mazal tov also to great-grandparents Helen and Aaron Cohen and to paternal grandparents Sara and Moshe Weiss.
  • Shabbat Hagadol
    6:20 pm Mincha
    6:35 pm Shiur in English for men and women:
    Rabbi Aryeh Frimer: "Insights into the Hagada: Hallel, Hallel haGadol and Nishmat" Please bring a Hagada
    7:30 pm Ma'ariv
    • Looking for volunteers, preferably from 10th grade & up, to help in packaging parcels of food for the needy before Pesach. If you can help on Tuesday morning (around 10 AM) for a few hours please contact Ilana Friedlander ASAP at stevenf@netvision.net.il  or call 057-5706592.
    • We are looking for someone to do a סיום on Erev passover / תענית בכורות.
      Please send e-mail to gabbai@bermanshul.org or contact Jerry Kriger.    
    • Maot Hittim reminder - please send in your donations ASAP. Checks should be made out to “Jacob Berman Community Center" with a notation that the funds are for the shul “keren tzedaka pessach”. The checks should be mailed to: Jacob Berman Community Center, P.O. Box 1146, Rehovot 76111 or delivered to the Gabbaim.
    • Selling Chametz:
    • Medications and cosmetics
      The following guides are available on-line:
  • Please save the date of erev Yom haAtzmaut for the Bermans celebration:
    • We will hear Moshe Givati, an excellent military history lecturer, on the battle of the Hermon (in which he participated). Details on the speaker (in Hebrew) can be found at http://simania.co.il/authorDetails.php?itemId=9756
    • We will also have festive tefilla and a meal.
    • Volunteers are needed to help with parallel activities for kids, and some help for organizing (excel page for signing up, ordering food, setting up that day, etc.). Please sign up on the volunteers' page link or contact Chaya 052-6991433.
    • During the evening we will pay tribute to our young members serving in צה"ל and שרות לאומי.
      PARENTS: Please update the list at http://tinyurl.com/y8ml8ut to add the names of new inductees and to remove the names of those who have completed their service. Please also send the names of new inductees by e-mail to ctannor@hotmail.com
  • BermaNoar - Parents, we need your cooperation
    A parents' meeting took place in the shul last Motsash. Those who attended all agreed on how important an active BermaNoar group is for our kids and for the future of our community. Parents, whether you attended or not, please give a few minutes of your precious time to update us with the following information about your school age children (Grades א-י"ב), names, gender, age, email and/or Facebook and cell phone numbers (if they have them). Please click here to access the registration form.
  • Weekday shacharit
    The number of people attending the morning minyan has been reduced by at least 25-30% relative to 5 years ago. Although we are not yet at the point where we may not have a minyan during week days, nevertheless for a shul of our membership and commitment to shiurim and all types of religious activity, the size of the morning minyan is disconcerting. If only 40 people who presently do not attend the minyan would commit to coming just once or twice a week in addition to Shabbat on days that are more convenient for them, we would find the minyan to be much larger and more commensurate with the shul goals.
  • Kippot: Did you find unneeded kippot during your Pesach cleaning? If so, please donate them to the shul for the use of visitors.
  • Members who have not yet received their copy of the 2012 Membership Directory should notify bermanshul@gmail.com to arrange for delivery.
The community wishes to know about new arrivals or people planning to come to Rehovot so that we can welcome them. You may send in their details for the weekly bulletin, to hospitality@bermanshul.org or to Chaya Tannor.  
  • On Shabbat Parshat Tazria-Metzora April 20, we were asked to host Nativ soldiers. We need 15-20 families. The Nativ course is open to all Olim (Jewish under 10 years in Israel) & non Jewish. During this course they learn about Jewish history, Zionism, basic Tanach, Chagim etc. For those who want to convert, this is a preparation course before they start the conversion seminars. The Shabbat spent with a family is one of the highlights of the Nativ course, but as it is the first time for most of them participating in a Jewish orthodox Shabbat they naturally have some fears. For most of them it will be the first time experiencing Hachnasat Orchim. Unfortunately quite a few of them experienced rejection as Olim ... we hope a Shabbat at Berman's will give them a different experience. As not all of them need or want to convert, it would be fine to commit to only hosting them this Shabbat, for those of you who would like to continue hosting them during their conversion (3-4 Shabbatot), we will make the match. As Pesach is right before this Shabbat I would appreciate it if you would get back to me ASAP so I can arrange the hosting before then (the soldiers come in couples, either boys or girls). For more information & to sign up please contact Ilana Friedlander at: stevenf@netvision.net.il or 057-5706592 Thanks!
MISHEBEIRACH LECHOLIM + BIKKUR CHOLIM - מישברך לחולים וביקור חולים  
  • Please send in names (3 maximum) to gabbai@bermanshul.org, (preferably by Thursday) or write them out and to give to the Gabbaim before kria. Names must be resubmitted anew every week. 
  • If you are convalescing at home and would like visitors, please write in to bermanshul@gmail.com
  • A PDF calendar of davening times and shiurim is available for download (http://bermanshul.org/calendar.pdf  now updated till end of April 2012).
  • The "live" calendar below gives a full schedule of official Berman events and other happenings. You can avoid missing events by taking a minute to scroll through the listing. Click on any event to display the details.
    Colour codes: Berman Events  / Outreach-קהילה /  Other events* /  Localised Hebrew Calendar
    *The Berman Community is not responsible for the propriety of the "Other events"
    Click on any event to display the details.
  • A number of other Rehovot events are published at www.pirsuma.com 
  • Chugim and activities for all ages at Havayot Schweitz: Including 50+ coffee evenings, מועדון חצ"ב, Bridge for beginners, Tiyulim, etc.. For details and schedules see the Havayot Website (http://havayot.org.il).
  • Members organizing private events (e.g. wedding, bar/bat mitzva celebrations etc.) are advised to use the shul calendar as follows:
    1. You can check for a date that does not clash with another event in the community.
    2. You may have your event listed as an anonymous "private event" so that others can avoid scheduling another event at the same time. Please let any board member know or send your request by e-mail to bermanshul@gmail.com.

Please note that the Berman Please note that the Berman Community is not responsible for the Halachic propriety or kashrut of items listed.

  • Meet the T.E.A.M.
    ogether English speakers Achieve More
    Social – cultural club 50+
    Opening Event!
    Monday, 30 April 2012, 10:00 a.m.
    Swiss Havayot Community Center
    52 Sireni Street, Rehovot Ellen Lax 08-9310710