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Shabbat Shalom from Beth Joshua Cong. of Aspen Hill!
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Shabbat Vayechi

4:33PM Candle Lighting

4:35PM Friday Davening

9:00AM Shacharit followed by a light Kiddush. 

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4:30PM Shabbat Mincha

5:37PM Shabbat Ends not before this time.

8:15AM Sunday Shacharit


The Rabbi and his family are away this Shabbat. 

Dec 25

Friday night dvar torah by

Carlos Landau

Dec 26

Shabbat morning dvar torah by Jackie Krisch

Jan 9

Shabbat Guest Speaker 

"Moshe's Difficult Speech"

with David Shrank, Lcsw-C, founder and CEO of Empowerment Behavioral Therapeutic Services.

Jan 10 @ 9AM

The Halacha of Water Fountains

Breakfast presentation with Pessy Hollender

Jan 22 @ 5:15PM

Women's Kabbalat Shabbat

Following Friday Mincha, this special women's tefillah will occur simultaneously with the regular Kabbalat Shabbat davening, but will meet  in the bandroom .

Jan 24 @ 8:00PM

Women's Shiur with visiting scholar, Bracha Rutner, Yoetzet Halacha.

Bracha Rutner, is a Nishmat-trained female halachic advisor who serves a resource for women with questions regarding Taharat Hamishpacha (laws related to women and Mikvah). For more information about Bracha, her role in our community, and about the Yoetzet Halacha, see"

A Taste of Gila's Poetry for Shabbat

Dear Friends,

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This past Sunday, I attended a memorial service for Rebbetzin Gila Landman z"l, who passed away in October in Israel. The Landmans served the Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim community on University Blvd for decades and recently made aliyah. Gila was also very involved in the Berman Hebrew Academy, and I have fond memories of sitting in the back of her station wagon as she used to drive my morning carpool when I was in middle school.

In addition to her many talents, Gila was a published poet. I wanted to share one of her poems that her husband, Rabbi Reuben Landman, read aloud at the service:


before dawn

a cry to the silence

a voice

forlornly wails

the Muezzin

steps out of

his tower

reaches beyond



slow mournful bells


in the church tower

if only this were

a reply



the men below


with their

prayer satchels

clutching the

words The Lord

Is One



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The Mishnah asks:

How do we know

when it is time

for morning



When we can


from a distance

the face of the


May her memory, and her teachings, bless us all.

See you in shul,

Rabbi Uri


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December 26 Shabbat Groups

Due to lower attendance expected for this Shabbat, and Carmiya's absence, groups will be amended. There will be no tefilot or parsha lesson groups for older children this Shabbat.
9:30-10:15 Parents supervise their children playing in Bandroom 1
10:15-11:00 Michal Cepler leads Tot Shabbat
10:30-11:30 Carlos Landau oversees freeplay in the gym
11:00-11:45 Parents supervise children playing in Kindergym
Lily Landau has the necessary keys and will provide access to the kindergym and the gym equipment.

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