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A Big Apple Purim in Fairfax — March 10

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Message from the Rabbi

This week we entered the Jewish month of Adar. The Talmud establishes a rule that when the month of Adar begins we must increase our joy. This is because of the holiday of Purim that is celebrated in the middle of the month.

Purim, of course, is only one day, but its impact is felt throughout the entire month. In fact, the Talmud continues, after proclaiming this as the month of joy, that if a Jew ever has a court case or any other suspenseful event coming, whenever possible it should be scheduled for the month of Adar, which is considered a month of good fortune for the Jewish people.

So as the month of joy and good fortune begins, may we all truly have reason to celebrate and be eternally happy!

Shabbat shalom.

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Live Stream the CTeen Event of the Year!  

LIVE! CTeen Havdallah Concert at Times Square

The Highlight of the 12th Annual Cteen Shabbaton

Jewish teens gather in New York displaying Jewish pride and unity; featuring a special havdalah ceremony, meaningful inspiration and an exhilarating concert.

Saturday Night, February 29 — 8:45 PM

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Weekly Torah Discussion - Tuesday Nights  

Tuesday Nights - 8:00 pm

Learn new parsha insights that, in turn, relate to everyday life.

Taugh by Rabbi Mendel Deitsch.

Come check it out!

Upcoming Service Times  

Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Feb. 28
5:42 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Feb. 29
6:41 pm
Torah Portion: Terumah

This week's kiddush is sponsored by Barry Landau, marking the yahrzeit of his father Alexander ben Shmuel Ha Levi; Shmulik Anglister and Dovid Nachshon Albright for the siyum of studying a tractate; and Glenn & Marie Taubman in honor of the anniversary of Glenn's bar mitzvah on Parsha Terumah.

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Upcoming Events
Mind2Mind Learning
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Join one of our personalized study groups and maximize your learning potential. Groups focused on Jewish Mysticism, the weekly Torah portion, Intro Talmud, Advanced Talmud, and more...
Kiddush Sponsor: Landau
Shabbat, Feb. 29, 2020
Yartzeit of Barry Landau's father, Alexander ben Shmuel Ha Levi
JLI: Gifts of the Jews
Monday, Mar. 2, 2020 - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
This course explores some of the most notable values and attitudes that the Jews have shared with the world. Once considered preposterous, many of these teachings are taken for granted today. The story of this transition is both instructive and fascinating. The course also considers how Judaism can continue to serve as a beacon of light and fountain of wisdom for all of humankind
Weekly Parsha Discussion
Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Join us for an insightful torah discussion relating the parsha of the week to our daily lives— led by Rabbi Mendel Deitsch
Mind2Mind Learning
Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020 - 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Join one of our personalized study groups and maximize your learning potential. Groups focused on Jewish Mysticism, the weekly Torah portion, Intro Talmud, Advanced Talmud, and more...
Family Shabbat Series Purim Edition
Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 - 5:40 pm
Join us and turn your Friday night into Shabbat! Get in the Purim and Shabbat spirit with Songs, activities, traditional delicious food, and more! Only $10 Per family!
Purim In New York
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Purim is here and we are ready! Get your tickets today for your chance to eat the food you can only get in The Lower East Side, ride the mechanical skateboard in Central Park, draw on some graffiti walls in Brooklyn, watch street performers in Times Square, take a picture with The Statue of Liberty in Ellis Island, dress in your Purim costume in Crown Heights, and win a chance for your DELUXE sports seats tickets! This is an event you do not want to miss!
Kiddush Sponsor: Povcher
Shabbat, Mar. 14, 2020
None given
Daily Thought

Everything can be done with joy.

Even remorse can be with joy.

Daily Quote
"And the Breastplate shall not budge from the Apron" (Exodus 28:28) — a person's most sublime spiritual feelings (symbolized by the High Priest's Breastplate, worn over the heart) must form an inseparable continuum with his or her most ordinary actions (represented by the Apron, worn in back, over the lower part of the body)
— The Lubavitcher Rebbe
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The Jewish Calendar
  Thursday Adar 2 | February 27
Today in Jewish HistoryAgadir Eathquake (1960)
  Friday Adar 3 | February 28
Today in Jewish History2nd Temple Completed (349 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Mordechai Jaffe (the Levush) (1612)
  Shabbat Adar 4 | February 29
Today in Jewish HistoryMaharam's Body Ransomed (1307)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Leib Sarah's (1791)
Today in Jewish HistoryRoman Ghetto Abolished (1798)
  Sunday Adar 5 | March 1
Today in Jewish HistoryMoses' Last Day of Leadership (1273 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Shmuel Abba Schapiro of Slavuta (1864)
  Monday Adar 6 | March 2
Today in Jewish HistoryMoses Completes the Torah (1273 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryFirst Print of Torah with Onkelos & Rashi (1482)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Shmaryahu Gurary (1989)
  Tuesday Adar 7 | March 3
Today in Jewish HistoryMoses' Birth & Passing (1393 and 1273 BCE)
Today in Jewish HistoryThe Spanish Inquisition (1481)
Today in Jewish HistorySinking of Struma (1942)
Laws and CustomsBurial Society Day
Laws and CustomsSanctification of the Moon
  Wednesday Adar 8 | March 4
Today in Jewish HistoryOath on Torah Permitted (1674)
Today in Jewish HistoryMaryland Law Revoked (1825)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of R. Eliyahu Hakohen (1729)
  Thursday Adar 9 | March 5
Today in Jewish HistoryFirst Torah Dispute (1st century CE)
Today in Jewish HistorySixth Lubavitcher Rebbe arrives in America (1940)
  Friday Adar 10 | March 6
Today in Jewish HistoryMaharal Meets Emperor (1592)
  Shabbat Adar 11 | March 7
Today in Jewish HistoryFirst Print of Rashi (1475)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of Rogatchover (1936)
Today in Jewish HistoryPassing of the "Chida" (1806)
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Laws and CustomsEarliest Day for Megillah Reading
The Parshah In A Nutshell

Parshat Terumah

The people of Israel are called upon to contribute thirteen materials—gold, silver and copper; blue-, purple- and red-dyed wool; flax, goat hair, animal skins, wood, olive oil, spices and gems—out of which, G‑d says to Moses, “They shall make for Me a Sanctuary, and I shall dwell amidst them.”

On the summit of Mount Sinai, Moses is given detailed instructions on how to construct this dwelling for G‑d so that it could be readily dismantled, transported and reassembled as the people journeyed in the desert.

In the Sanctuary’s inner chamber, behind an artistically woven curtain, was the ark containing the tablets of testimony engraved with the Ten Commandments; on the ark’s cover stood two winged cherubim hammered out of pure gold. In the outer chamber stood the seven-branched menorah, and the table upon which the “ showbread” was arranged.

The Sanctuary’s three walls were fitted together from 48 upright wooden boards, each of which was overlaid with gold and held up by a pair of silver foundation sockets. The roof was formed of three layers of coverings: (a) tapestries of multicolored wool and linen; (b) a covering made of goat hair; (c) a covering of ram and tachash skins. Across the front of the Sanctuary was an embroidered screen held up by five posts.

Surrounding the Sanctuary and the copper-plated altar which fronted it was an enclosure of linen hangings, supported by 60 wooden posts with silver hooks and trimmings, and reinforced by copper stakes.