High Holidays 2010/5771 Bulletin
Albert M Dweck
Albert S Dweck
Rambam formulates the misvah of shofar in two different ways:
On one occasion, he says that we are commanded “to hear the sound of
the shofar on the first day of Tishri.” On another occasion,
he writes that we are commanded “to hear the wailing sound of the
shofar on Rosh Hashanah.” Since Rambam was exceedingly
meticulous in his writing, it is curious that the varied his
The different formulations articulate different aspects
of the misvah of shofar. The misvah of the
shofar is, on the
one hand, a physical act. It involves blowing and listening,
the mouth and the ears. One who has not heard the sound of the
shofar on Rosh Hashanah has not fulfilled his obligation.
The misvah is not complete by the performance of physical act.
Rambam’s second formulation addresses the subjective aspect of the
shofar. The shofar is meant to arouse in us awe, fear, uneasiness
and introspection. If we do not focus on that, Rambam is
telling us, we have failed to fulfill the misvah in its entirety.
The shofar, therefore, is comprised of an external
physical act joined together with a subjective emotion. Like
many other misvot, the complete fulfillment of the shofar demands
both action and heart. As we prepare for the holidays and as
we spend much time in synagogue and around the table with ritual
items, it is important to remember to engage our hearts and emotions
and not let the misvot we perform remain as empty rituals.
Rabbi Raymond Harari
Welcome back to all our members for a most
interesting and exciting 5771.
On behalf of all the
Rabbis and committee I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and
prosperous New Year.
In describing my first
few months as president, it was full of apprehension, worry, and stress
but in the end rewarding.
Three days after
being elected, I met with the treasurer. I was surprised to find out we
were 3 months in arrears on all salaries and had only enough money to
pay for the utilities and food bills for the current period.
If that wasn’t
enough the next morning I received a certified letter from the bank that
holds the mortgage on the expansion house. They wanted to renegotiate or
cancel the note immediately. I also found out we only had enough money
in the account for 2 more monthly interest payments.
While I was trying to
absorb all this, within the same hour something happen to change my
outlook. A woman from our congregation called and told me she would like
to start the ladies committee again. She said “I will do whatever I can
to help the congregation, let me know”. Within the next week,
unsolicited I received 10 more calls with the same intent “I will do
whatever I can to help the synagogue.”
I felt a new spirit and
enthusiasm from everyone who called. Within the next month we started
the cook book program again, we solved the bank problem, we instituted a
repair program on the expansion house so it could be self sustaining
until we decide a cause of action. Members came forward and lent the
shul money, others paid their membership bills.
The spirit in the
synagogue has been renewed by the many members who came forth with their
We must continue with
this positive attitude, if we do and stay united in our efforts we can
accomplish whatever we want.
Thank you for your
continued support and cooperation.
Albert M. Dweck
Kol Israel on the Jersey Shore
Please join us for words of inspiration for
with Rabbi Naftali Besser
at the home of Sandy & Solly Azizo
96 Hathaway Ave Deal, NJ
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM sharp.
High Holidays Schedule
Wednesday, Sept. 8 (Ereb Rosh HaShanah)
Minhah & Arbit
Thursday, Sept. 9 (First Day of Rosh HaShanah)
Friday, Sept. 10 (Second Day of Rosh HaShanah)
Minhah & Arbit
Saturday, Sept. 11 (Shabbat Shubah)
Derashah for Shabbat Shubah
Minhah, Seudah Shelisheet & Arbit
Friday, Sept. 17 (Ereb Kippur)
6:10,7:00,7:45 AM Shaharit (preceded by Selihot)
1:30,2:30,3:30 PM Minhah (with tefillin)
Candle lighting, Fast begins
Kal Nidrei & Arbit
Saturday, Sept. 18 (Yom Kippur)
Minhah, Neilah, & Arbit
Habdalah, Fast ends, Work and food preparation permitted
Kol Israel Petihat Neilah Raffle
We are pleased to announce our first ever
Petihat Neilah Raffle.
The winner of our raffle will have the honor & privilege to open the
heichal for Neilah in the Main Building* on Yom Kippur.
Price: $52/one ticket,
Suggested contribution: one raffle
ticket per holiday seat purchased.
The Neilah prayer, during which time the gates of heaven remain wide
open to accept our prayers is at the climax of Yom Kippur. The
heichal (holy ark) is opened in order to signify the intense
holiness of the moment and to act figuratively as the conduit for
our passionate and heartfelt prayers. It is a great honor and
privilege to open the heichal for Neilah.
Drawing date: Saturday night Sept 11, 2010 (before Hatarat
Minimum 150 tickets sold to validate raffle, otherwise congregation
will split the pot with the raffle winner.
*Petihat Neilah in the Annex Building will be auctioned as it is
For more information, please call or e-mail our office: (718)
951-1417 or firstname.lastname@example.org
High Holiday Laws
Here for High Holiday Laws
-Claire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Levy, and Adam,
son of Mr. Jack Dweck and Mrs. Shari Shechter
-Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sayegh, to
Saulie, son of Mr.and Mrs. Isaac Gadeh
-Adele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Greenberg, and Louis,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shamie
-Jennifer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mizrahi, to Ezra,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Andre Gheriani
-Eli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Ashkenazi, to Paulina,
daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Neil Saada
Allie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Franco, and Eli, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Halabi
-Ninette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cohen-Arazi, and
Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Avi Ashkenazi
-Terri, daugther of Mr. and Mrs. Kobi Jacob Sitt, and
Jordan, son of Mr. Marc Braha and Mrs. Marlene Braha
-Caryn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lubin, and Amir, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Schacher
-Lew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chares Grazi and Mr. and Mrs.
Elliot Greenberg, and Shira, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
-Adam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Dayan, and Michelle,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Marcus
-Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Salame, and Sol, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Ashkenazi
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dayan (girl)
Rabbi and Mrs. Moses Haber (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Salame (boy)
Congratulations to the grandparents and great grandparents
on the birth of their grandchildren
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Ashkenazi (boy)
Rabbi and Mrs. Naftali Besser (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Cohen (boy and girl)
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Cohen (girl)
Mrs. Emma Dayan (girl).
Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Dweck (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Dweck (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Dwek
Rabbi and Mrs. Raymond Harari (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Heiney (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Kraiem (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mizrahi (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Salame (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sayegh (boy)
Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Baranoff
Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Beda
Matthew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cohen
Frieda Chirazi, on the passing of her mother
Irwin Dayan on the passing of his mother Marlo Dayan
Mike Shamah, on the passing of his brother Avraham Shamah
Frieda Soudry on the passing of her husband Joseph Soudry
Malkie, Shimon and Moshe Soudry on the passing of their father
Jack Tobias, on the passing if his brother Joe Tobias
2010/2011 Class Schedule
Men’s Morning Classes
Monday – Friday Mornings:
5:30 – 6:10 Parashah - Rabbi Hanoch Gez
6:15 – 7:00 Gemara (Sanhedrin) - Rabbi Raymond Harari
7:00 – 7:45 Gemara (Baba Kamma) - Rabbi David Shweky
7:45 – 8:30 Shulhan Aruch - Orah Hayyim - Rabbi Moses Haber
7:45 – 8:30 Gemara (Baba Mesia) - Rabbi David Shweky
6:45 – 7:45 Mishnah Berurah - Rabbi David Shweky
8:15 – 9:00 Mishnah (Rosh Hashanah) - Rabbi Raymond Harari
8:15 – 9:00 Hoq LeYisrael - Rabbi David Shweky
9:45 – 10:45 Jewish Thought - Rabbi Moses Haber
Men’s Evening Classes
8:30 – 9:45 Bet Midrash Program
Women's Class - Rabbi Moses Haber
Maqam of the Week - Henry Hamra
Sefer Melachim - Rabbi Raymond Harari
Gemara Berachot: Topics in Tefillah - Rabbi David Shweky
8:30 - 9:30
Contemporary Topics - Rabbi Naftali Besser
6:30 – 7:30
Sefer HaHinukh - Rabbi Moses Haber
8:00 – 9:00 Parashah - Rabbi David Shweky
Rabbi David Shweky and Rabbi Daniel Kahana (after first minyan)
Rabbi David Shweky (after main minyan)
Rabbi Raymond Harari, Rabbi Moses Haber, and Rabbi David Shweky
Bet Midrash Program
Opening Night - Monday October 4th
Classes Begin 8:30 PM
Light dairy dinner will be served
Please join the Kol Israel family for a night of learning!!
Kol Israel Goes Paperless
Kol Israel will be going paperless in the near
future! In an effort to transmit information in a more
efficient manner and to reduce our carbon footprint, all fliers and
announcements will be sent via e-mail as well posted onto our
website. Please send us your information so that we can
add/update you and your entire families e-mail addresses.
Women's Book Club was a wonderful way to get together and spend a
summer afternoon. Many thanks to our gracious hostess Betty
Rishty who welcomed us into her home and served a fabulous lunch.
Vicky Harari led a lively discussion of The Prince of Tides by Pat
Conroy. As always she made us aware of the many themes
presented by the author and the issues - family, historical and
societal - that may apply to our own lives. Thanks Vicky!
thanks to Caryn (Lubin) Schacher who chose to donate her winnings
from a basketball tournament this summer to Kol Israel youth
programs. We appreciate your support!
- Cookbook - We are
looking forward to the publication of our Kol Israel Cookbook this
fall! Please contact Jack Saban or Chuck Erani to place an ad
to honor your loved one(s). Space is limited.
-Packing Simhat Torah bags on Sunday Sept 26th.
Helpers can receive community service hours. Contact Elliot
Dweck for more information.
-Rabbi Haber is working on exciting activities for Kool
Israel Youth. We'll keep you posted.
- Women's Book Club
-SPECIAL EVENT!! - HOCKEY!!
NY Islanders vs.
Sunday Dec 5 1:00
PM - Special Hanukah game with menorah lighting at Nassau Colosseum
Scoreboard Recognition for Kol Israel
tickets - $20 each
For more information
contact: Robert Lubin, Charles Grazi, Elliot Dweck