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Chabad BBQ CharBar Picnic! Wednesday Night


For Pick-Up or join us on a blanket or picnic bench with appropriate social distancing and masks when not eating


The Wedding of Steve Deichman and Karen Rabin

7th Wedding Anniversary of Larry Seidman and Robin

4th of July

Pre-Fast of 17 Tammuz Meal


Order online here

Orders are due by Tuesday July 7th at 7 PM.

Burgers and Hot Dogs

  • Basic Biden Burger: Large house burger with lettuce and tomato on a Brioche Bun - $9
  • The Statman: Large house burger topped with Whiskey sweet Pulled Brisket - $11
  • The Adler: Large house burger topped with Grilled Pastrami - $11
  • The Robin Veggie Burger- topped with lots of grilled veggies (Char Bar signature) - $8
  • NY Hot Dog - $4
  • The Little River Hot Dog: A hot dog topped with chili and onions $6
  • I Can't Believe it's Kosher- A large house burger topped with Lamb Bacon and Pareve Cheese - $11


  • The End of The Road Lee Jackson Sandwich: Sweet and savory BBQ pulled brisket on a bun with slaw on the side - $12
  • The Trump Classic- Sliced pastrami with sauerkraut and Russian dressing on the side - $12
  • The Trump Surprise: Overstuffed pastrami and corned beef sandwich with Russian dressing and side of slaw - $13
  • The Scherzer Schnitzel Sub: Chicken schnitzel w/ lettuce & tomato on long roll w/ side of chipotle mayo - $12
  • Moroccan Salmon Burger- (Char Bar Specialty) - $11


  • The Ultimate Ribs- Fall off the bone tender Beef BBQ Ribs - $38
  • Ribeye Deitsch: Aged Bone-in American 20 oz tender Rib Eye topped w/ sautéed mushrooms and completed with Chef Andreas’s signature Au Jous - $38
  • Pulled Beef BBQ Tacos- 2 overstuffed pulled BBQ brisket tacos with rice and beans - $17


  • Grilled Vegetables - $4
  • Frisbee Fries: Potato Wedges - $4
  • Potato Knish - $4
  • Truffle Mash Potatoes - $4
  • Cole Slaw - $4
  • Burnt Ends” Baked Beans with brisket bites - $4

Drinks and Desserts

  • Can of Coke, Diet Coke, or Sprite -$1
  • Bottled Water- $1
  • Dr. Brown's Regular or Diet Black Cherry Soda- $2
  • Dr. Brown's Regular or Diet Cream Soda- $2
  • Pack of four Chocolate Chip Cookies- $4
  • Chocolate molten lava cake - $5
  • Seasonal fruit cup - $5


Three Weeks Begin Thursday

July 9 -July 30, 2019

A full three weeks of our year—the three weeks "between the strictures" of Tammuz 17 and the 9th of Av — are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the resultant galut—physical exile and spiritual displacement—in which we still find ourselves.

In this period, many calamities befell the Jewish people throughout the generations. It was during this period that both the first and second Temples were destroyed.

During this period, we lessen the extent of our rejoicing. We don't:

  • Conduct weddings (but engagements, even on Tisha B'Av are permitted
  • Take haircuts or shaving
  • Engage in activities that would require us to say Shehekiyanu, even on Shabbat
  • Play musical instruments or listen to music
  • We do study about the Beis HaMikdash (the Holy Temple) from such sources as the Prophets, Mishna, Gemara, and Maimonides


All the laws of mourning are suspended on Shabbat. This includes the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av themselves—when they fall on Shabbat the fast days are postponed until Sunday, and the Shabbat is joyously celebrated.

From Destruction to Renewal

But there is more to the Three Weeks than fasting and lamentation. The prophet describes the fasts as "days of goodwill before G‑d"-days of opportunity to exploit the failings of the past as the impetus for a renewed and even deeper bond with G‑d. A sense of purification accompanies the fasting, a promise of redemption pervades the mourning, and a current of joy underlies the sadness. The Ninth of Av, say our sages, is not only the day of the Temple's destruction—it is also the birthday of Moshiach.

May we soon merit the fulfillment of the prophecy: "I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their sorrow" (Jeremiah 31:12).

Read More Here

Schedule for Thursday, July 9

  • 4:04 am - Fast begins
  • 6:50 am - Shacharis
  • 9:08 pm - Fast ends
Message from the Rabbi

This week’s Torah portion is named for Pinchas, grandson of Aaron the High Priest, who earned the honor as a result of his bravery described in last week’s Torah portion.

The Midrash identifies Pinchas and Elijah the Prophet as the same person. Although Elijah lived many years later, he apparently lived a very long life. In fact, he never died; his body was taken to heaven in a fiery chariot, and he returns to earth once in a while to fulfill various missions — the final one being to announce the imminent arrival of the Moshiach. Elijah will come a day before Moshiach to inform and prepare us for the big day.

For 2,000 years the Jewish people have waited for Moshiach. The Jewish calendar is marked by days commemorating tragedies that have befallen us during our dark years of exile, including the 17th of Tammuz, this Thursday, when we mourn the breach of the walls of Jerusalem, which led to the destruction of the Temple three weeks later, on Tisha B’av.

But even as we mourn and cry, we hold firm to our belief that Elijah will herald in the era of Redemption, speedily in our days!

Shabbat shalom.

Chabad of NoVa @ Home! — Online Classes This Week  

On-Line Classes for the Week of July 6

Keep up to date with our classes here:


  • 10:00 AM- Tanya in 10 with Rabbi Deitsch (FB Live)


  • 10:00 AM- Tanya in 10 with Rabbi Deitsch (FB Live)





Chabad of NoVa — Prayer Services - Phase 2  

Morning Services: Shabbat, Sunday, Monday, and Thursday.

Shabbat services: 9:30 am, and outdoors weather permitting.

Sunday, Monday, and Thursday will be indoors.  Please note new times: 8:30 am for Sunday, and 7:00 am for Monday and Thursday.

Please note the following procedures for our indoor services:

  • Everyone must wear the mask at all times when in the building
  • Please make sure as soon as you enter to go directly to the sink, open the water with a paper towel and wash your hands with soap and water for 25 seconds. Then put on the face mask.
  • After handwashing and masking, proceed to the bookcase and get a siddur.
  • There will be seats already situated 8 feet apart. Please take one of them and do not walk around the room.

For now please do not bring children under bar/bat mitzvah.  Anyone with an underlying medical issue, please best to stay at home.

Chabad of NoVa Covid Initiatives  

Needed now more than ever, Chabad has organized initiatives available to the entire Fairfax community.

Please take full advantage of these programs

For all these initiatives the sign up form is at

Maryland Groceries Drop off and Pick ups

Every Thursday evening, Chabad volunteers will be picking up your Shalom Kosher order in Maryland and will be available for pick up at Chabad. Please place your order with Shalom Kosher no later than Wednesday morning to qualify for our pick up. Deliveries can be made if needed.

Shabbat Challah

Enjoy a delicious home-baked challah by Hindy Deitsch for your Shabbat dinner, while supporting our heros on the front line fighting Covid-19. Proceeds of the Challah donations will provide a delicious breakfast delivery for local nurses and doctors at INOVA hospital.

Free Personal Protective Equipmen

Just give us a heads up, and we’ll give you as many masks, gloves or bottles of hand sanitizer as you need for you and your loved ones. Drive Through on Monday-Friday at the Chabad location.

Do You Need Any Assistance?  


The Jewish Federation’s Emergency Response Committee has allocated funds to increase the assistance to individuals and families from the following organizations. Please contact them directly if you have a personal financial need during this time of crisis.

Adel Fund provides support for short-term basic needs such as mortgage and rent payments, and medical support. Please call: 240-621-0770 or visit them online

Hebrew Free Loan of Greater Washington provides community members with interest-free loans to help them overcome financial challenges. Please call: 301-859-0346 or visit them online

Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) provides a screening line for all services related to mental health, special needs, and senior care. Please call MD: 301-816-2633 or VA: 703-896-7918 or visit them online.

Yad Yehuda offers support for programs like Tomchei Shabbos and the Capital Kosher Pantry, and provides emergency cash and food assistance to individuals. Please call: 301-842-7135 or visit them online.

For more services and resources, visit
Jconnect Resource Page.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington  

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington supports the sick and their caregivers in the Jewish community. For all programs and services see 

Two programs of note available now are below:

  • Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington has a limited number of $500 grants to cover medical bills including mental health bills and copays. Please contact BCGW at 202 331 4481 for more information or email
  • Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington supports individuals with a covid-19 diagnosis and cancer patients currently undergoing treatment with a special program that sends free  kosher dinners from local kosher vendors .   For more information and to begin receiving meals call 202 331 4481 or email
Shabbat Times
Candle Lighting Times for
Shabbat Candle Lighting:
Friday, Jul. 10
8:18 pm
Shabbat Ends:
Shabbat, Jul. 11
9:22 pm
Torah Portion: Pinchas
Daily Thought
The Invisible Prison

The ultimate prison is when G‑d locks you up. He doesn't need guards or cells or stone walls.

He simply decides that, at this point in life, although you have talent, you will not find a way to express it. Although you have wisdom, there is nobody who will listen. Although you have a soul, there is nowhere for it to shine.

And you scream, "Is this why you sent a soul into this world? For such futility?"

That is when He gets the tastiest essence of your juice squeezed out from you.

Frustration, like the first tzimtzum, is the great juicer of all creativity.

Likutei Sichot vol. 23, pp. 163–165; Shlach 5732:1; 5th night of Chanukah 5720:4.
Daily Quote
Jewish wealth is not houses and gold. The everlasting Jewish wealth is: Being Jews who keep Torah and Mitzvot, and bringing into the world children and grandchildren who keep Torah and Mitzvot
— Hayom Yom, Nissan 9
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  Sunday Tammuz 13 | July 5
  Monday Tammuz 14 | July 6
  Tuesday Tammuz 15 | July 7
  Wednesday Tammuz 16 | July 8
  Thursday Tammuz 17 | July 9
  Friday Tammuz 18 | July 10
  Shabbat Tammuz 19 | July 11
  Sunday Tammuz 20 | July 12
  Monday Tammuz 21 | July 13
The Parshah In A Nutshell

Parshat Pinchas

Aaron’s grandson Pinchas is rewarded for his act of zealotry in killing the Simeonite prince Zimri and the Midianite princess who was his paramour: G‑d grants him a covenant of peace and the priesthood.

A census of the people counts 601,730 men between the ages of twenty and sixty. Moses is instructed on how the Land is to be divided by lottery among the tribes and families of Israel. The five daughters of Tzelafchad petition Moses that they be granted the portion of the land belonging to their father, who died without sons; G‑d accepts their claim and incorporates it into the Torah’s laws of inheritance.

Moses empowers Joshua to succeed him and lead the people into the Land of Israel.

The Parshah concludes with a detailed list of the daily offerings, and the additional offerings brought on Shabbat, Rosh Chodesh (first of the month), and the festivals of Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Shemini Atzeret.