Shabbat Services 

Shabbat Times

 Shabbat Chazon Parshat Devarim July 19-20 M'nachem Av 8-9

*PLEASE NOTE: Services take place at  - 2 W 64th St, lower level. 

Shabbat Candle Lighting 8:05 PM

Shabbat ends 9:10 PM

Friday Night 

This week once again we will having  Friday night services at 50 Riverside Blvd.

Start time 7:30 PM followed by Sushi and L’chayim.

Shabbat Day @ 2 West 64th St lower level

Shabbat Day

Shacharit: 10:00 AM 

Torah Reading: Devarim, Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22
Haftora: Jeremiah 2:4-28, 4:1-2

Kiddush 12:30 PM. We  do  not yet have a sponsor.


Shabbat Chazon 

This Shabbat is known as Shabbat Chazon. It is so called because the opening words of the Haftarah for this Shabbat are Chazon Yeshayahu, the vision of Isaiah.Though the theme of the Haftarah is very sad, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev says that the inner meaning of this Shabbat is that each and every Jew is shown a vision - of the Third Temple. The message is: amidst all of the mourning and sadness, we must keep our eye on the goal - to heal the wounds of exile by bringing Moshiach and rebuilding the Third Temple.

Children’s Program 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Children experience Shabbat and the Parsha in our warm, friendly environment every Shabbat morning. Featuring: Tfilah, Parsha, Games, Snack and Weekly raffles with exciting prizes! Children 4 and under can not be left unattended.

Halachic Times    

Fast begins (7/21): 8:22 PM
Fast ends (7/22):  8:53 PM

 Earliest Tefillin (latest of the week) 4:50 AM
Latest Shma (earliest of the week) 9:18 AM

For all halachic times, see

Kiddush Sponsored By:

***This week the Kiddush dose  not yet  have a sponsor.***

I you wish to sponsor a Kiddush please contact us  here

Thanks to last weeks Kiddush  Brian Corso in honor of the new baby boy of Leah and Eli Zicherman.

Please reach out to our Chesed coordinator Dana Simpson to set up or to be part of a meal train for those in need during times of joy or c”v sorrow. 

Tisha B'Av

*Limitations on Torah study - From midday on Erev Tisha B'av, Shabbat, 7/21 at 1:02 PM, we do not learn those areas of Torah that we would not learn on Tisha B'Av itself. This includes virtually all Torah study except for the sad Midrashim which relate to the destruction, Halachah which relates to the fast day, the Book of Jeremiah and similar material. In addition, Pirkei Avot is not said. Note that this applies even though Erev Tisha B'Av is Shabbat when the laws of mourning generally do not apply.

*Minchah Shabbat afternoon  We will daven Minchah early on Shabbat afternoon at 6:15 PM. Afterwards, people can go home to eat their final meal before coming back to Shul for Maariv at 9:30. 

*The final meal before the fast - For the final meal before the fast, on Shabbat afternoon, 7/21, we may eat whatever we want, including meat and wine. Since it is Shabbat, we do not dip bread or an egg in ashes and we do not sit on the floor. Note that the meal must be concluded before sundown, at 8:22 PM

*The fast begins - The fast begins at sunset (8:22 PM) on Shabbat afternoon, 7/21. Note that other prohibitions, like wearing leather shoes and sitting on a low chair (less than 3 tefachim, handbreadths), do not begin until nightfall at the end of Shabbat, at 9:10 PM.

*Ending Shabbat  We end Shabbat at home at 9:10 PM by saying Baruch Hamavdil Bein Kodesh Lechol. Blessed is he who separates between the holy and the mundane. We then remove our leather shoes and refrain from sitting on regular chairs. Havdallah is not said. The Brachah on the Havdallah candle is said in Shul. One need not walk to shul, rather one can take a cab or bus - even though Maariv has not yet been prayed.

*Maariv  We will daven Maariv in Shul and read Eichah beginning at 9:30 PM

*The 5 prohibitions  On Tisha B'Av we refrain from eating and drinking, anointing oneself, washing (even the hands), marital relations, and wearing leather shoes.

*Washing Hands - During Tisha B'Av, in the morning upon arising and after we use the bathroom, we only wash our hands up to the connection of the fingers and the palm. The blessing of Al Netilat Yadayim is still said (in the morning).

*Sitting on Chairs - We can sit on chairs (higher than 3 tefachim) after Midday, 1:02 PM, on Tisha B'av, 7/22.

*Tefillin - Tefillin are not worn at Shacharit on Tisha B'Av. They are, instead worn at Minchah. Therefore, great care should be taken to daven Minchah before Sundown, since Tefillin must be donned before sundown, though Minchah very often may start after that time. This is especially true of those that put on Rabbeinu Tam's Tefillin. They must make sure to finish Minchah and put on their second pair of tefillin before sundown.

*End of Fast and Havdallah - The fast ends on Sunday night, 7/22, at 8:53 PM. Havdallah is said on a cup of wine but we do not use spices or a Havdallah candle. The wine does not need to be given to a child to drink.

*Washing the hands - After the fast, we wash our hands as we would normally do upon awakening, washing each hand up to the wrist three times alternately, but without saying a blessing.

*After the fast - All prohibitions for the 9 Days, including not doing laundry, taking haircuts etc, end right after Havdallah. However, except for the wine at Havdallah, we do not eat meat or drink wine until the next day, Monday, 7/23.

*Kiddush Levana  Kiddush Levana is said after the fast.