Author Archives: Gila Natan

LEARN WITH THE SEPHARDIC COMMUNITY KOLLEL

Come learn with the Sephardic Community Kollel from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday.  Please contact the Kollel Coordinator, Rabbi Yosef Olstein to arrange a learning partner or to receive information about the Kollel and its programs.  Rabbi Olstein can be reached at 773-338-8046 or by email at sephardickollel@gmail.com

 

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Parashat Korach

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Pictures from Rabbi Pinto’s lecture on May 2, 2012

 

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Purim 2012 Pictures

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Pictures from Rosh Hodesh Adar Baking Shiur

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Rabbi Raccah’s speech at Hilula of Baba Sali

If anyone is interested in hearing the terrific speech that our esteemed Rabbi gave at the Hilula of the Baba Sali, press on the following links.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myPtiGi1S_M&feature=related   – Part I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIM-W2l7ZBQ&feature=related – Part II

 

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FOUNDATION STONE PRESENTATION AT OHEL SHALOM

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday night, February 5, 2012 at 8:00 at Ohel Shalom Torah Center to hear a powerful presentation of “Unearthing the Torah – The Power of the Place”.

It revitalizes Jewish education and identity with the Land of Israel…uncovers the unique link between Torah and cutting edge archaeology and topography.

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Chanukah Pictures 2011

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THE REAL TSUNAMI by Rabbi David Shamsi

In this week’s parasha, Parashat Noach, Hashem floods the entire world, destroying all life except for the inhabitants of Noach’s ark and the fish.  But the Talmud doesn’t understand why:  “I can understand why the people were destroyed, they can sin; but why the animals?”

The Beit Halevi explains that what we do influences our surroundings.  Not only our public behavior, which others can see; but even what we do when no one is watching.  If we commit a particular sin, G-d forbid, it strengthens the force of that sin in the world, pushing people and animals alike one step closer to following in our footsteps.  Even though this is a metaphysical concept that is difficult to understand, we all sense it when we walk into a new place and feel an instant gravitational pull toward committing the same nonsense as the locals, no matter how illogical or repulsive what they are doing is.
My Rabbi R’ Moshe Zev Katzenstein, Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshivah Gedolah of the Five Towns, once explained to us that today,  the secular world has the same characteristics as it did in the time of Noach.  By just taking a simple walk outside we are negatively impacted by what we see and what we don’t see.  It is incumbent upon every individual to make their own personal Ark, to find a community of people dedicating to Torah and Mitzvoth, people that can shield each other from the raging waters of paganism that seek to destroy us at every street corner and website advertisement.  May we all merit surviving the flood.

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Schedule of Services – High Holidays 5772

OHEL SHALOM TORAH CENTER
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES – HIGH HOLIDAYS 5772

ROSH HASHANA – ראש השנה
DATE                                                       Shacharit    Mincha          Arvit
Wednesday, Sept. 28 – Eruv Tavshilin                   6:30 pm     6:45 pm
Thursday, Sept. 29                                 8:00 am    5:00 pm     7:20 pm
Tashlich                   5:30 pm  – תשליך
Friday, Sept. 30                                        8:00 am   6:15 pm     6:45 pm
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YOM KIPPUR – יום הכיפורים
DATE                                    Shacharit                          Mincha         Arvit
Friday, Oct. 7                         8:00 am                        3:00 pm
fast begins at        6:15 pm
Kol Nidre – כל נדרי        5:55 pm     [preceded by Licha Keli]
Shabbat, Oct. 8                        8:00 am                        3:45 pm
נעילה – Ne’ila         5:30 pm                                                            7:11 pm
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SUCCOT – סוכות
DATE                                                          Shacharit    Mincha        Arvit
Wednesday, Oct. 12- Eruv Tavshilin                         6:05 pm    7:00 pm
Thursday, Oct. 13                                      8:30 am    5:45 pm   7:00 pm
Friday, Oct. 14                                            8:30 am    6:00 pm   6:30 pm
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HOSHANA RABA – הושענא רבה
Tuesday night, Oct. 18
Special all night study session culminating with Shaharit at sunrise
Shaharit (Wednesday, Oct. 19) – 6:30 am        Sunrise: 7:08am
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SHEMINI ATZERET – שמיני עצרת
DATE                                                            Shacharit    Mincha    Arvit
Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Eruv Tavshilin             —       5:55 pm    6:15 pm
Thursday, Oct. 20                                         8:30 am  5:50 pm
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SIMHAT TORAH – שמחת תורה
DATE                                                        Shacharit    Mincha    Arvit
Thursday, Oct. 20                                    —-               —-        6:45 pm
Hakafot -7:10 pm
Friday, Oct. 21                                       8:30 am
Hakafot –  10:30 am                                  5:40 pm     6:00 pm

 

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