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Newsletter 04/26/2011

Weekly News and Updates, April 26, 2011

Yizkor Today (Tuesday), 2:15 p.m.


There will be a Yizkor Service at Beth Shalom on Tuesday, April 26, at 2:15 p.m.

Yizkor, a special memorial prayer for the departed, is recited in the synagogue four times a year, following the Torah reading on the last day of Passover, on the second day of Shavuot, on Shemini Atzeret and on Yom Kippur.

Yizkor, in Hebrew, means “Remember.” It is not only the first word of the prayer, it also represents its overall theme. In this prayer, we implore G-d to remember the souls of our relatives and friends that have passed on.

When we recite Yizkor, we renew and strengthen the connection between us and our loved one, bringing merit to the departed souls, elevating them in their celestial homes.

The main component of Yizkor is our private pledge to give charity following the holiday in honor of the deceased. By giving charity, we are performing a positive physical deed in this world, something that the departed can no longer do.

The soul gains additional merit if the memory of its good deeds spur their loved ones to improve their ways.


Minyan Needed for Shabbat Services 8:00 p.m., Friday Evening, April 29 (25 Nisan)

Ben Winkler will be observing the yahrzeit of his mother, and would like to recite Kaddish at Shabbat Service.  Service will begin at 8:00 p.m. at Beth Shalom on April 29, weather permitting. Please join us and help make a minyan for Ben!

Shabbat Candle Lighting Times for Fairfield

Shabbat (candle lighting) begins at 7:44 p.m. on Friday, April 29. Shabbat ends (Havdalah begins)  Saturday, 8:48 p.m. in Fairfield.

Haim Meneshahoff back in South Africa
Submitted by
Shimohn Zilber

Please let everybody know that our dear cantor, Haim Menasheoff has just graduated from his TTC and flew back to South Africa with GRAND plans for the future. We all wish him fulfillment and immense success. I and many others hope also to see him again.