Shalom – Welcome to our Minyan

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Welcome to the daily minyan at Adat Shalom Synagogue, Farmington Hills MI.  This blog will post announcements of interest to our congregation, including information about holidays, special services, special events, and other congregational activities.

You will also find links to other websites and blogs with content that will appeal to our members.

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BARRY LIPPITT

Ritual Director

7 – 9 Nisan Schedule of Services

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Friday, March 27                                           

7:30 a.m.         Shacharit                      Chapel

8:30ish a.m.  Speaker from Magen David Adom

6:00 p.m.        Mincha / Ma’ariv        Chapel      

Saturday, March 28                        Shabbat HaGadol

9:00 a.m.           Shabbat Services                         Sanctuary

Parasha Tzav

Bar Mitzvah of Scott Katz

6:45 p.m.          Seudah Selishit                                  Breakfast Room

7:45 p.m.         Mincha / Ma’ariv / Havdalah            Chapel

Sunday, March 29

8:30 a.m.             Shacharit                  Chapel

6:00 p.m.            Mincha / Ma’ariv               Chapel

Remember – please refrain from turning on your cell phones in the Synagogue on Shabbat and Yom Tov.

PLEASE – Do not park in the reserved parking places outside the main office entrance when you come to services on weekdays and on Sunday mornings.  Even if the signs are covered with snow, they’re still there.  All are used by staff in the building on Sundays by 8:30 a.m.  Thank you for your cooperation.

PLEASE NOTE – The 13 Mile Rd driveway is now marked as ONE-WAY (EXIT ONLY) and is posted DO NOT ENTER from 13 Mile.  Please use the Middlebelt Rd entrance, ONLY, to access the synagogue property.

TIME IS COUNTING DOWN – Remember to arrange the sale of your chametz before Pesach.  I will be available after weekday morning and evening minyans, except on Shabbat.

Morning services begin at 7:30 a.m., and we serve breakfast following services;  Weekday afternoon services begin at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening (end of Shabbat) services vary according to sunset (see time in the calender above this paragraph).  We can use your assistance with minyan in the mornings for the next few weeks as many of our regulars are in Florida for the winter.

There are upcoming opportunities to read Haftarah on a Shabbat. The next open Shabbat is April 25 (Tazria – Metzorah).   In addition, with our move to a triennial reading cycle, shorter readings are available many weeks for those who would like to read Torah.  If you are interested in a particular date, please contact me.

Check out other pages on the blog for information about tefilah.  New pages have been posted, including recordings of both the weekday Mincha and Ma’ariv services.

Would you like to sponsor weekday breakfast  Seudah Shelishit in the future?  Call Denise in the synagogue office to inquire about available dates.

Questions?  Call me (248-851-5100 x 230) or send me an email ( blippitt@adatshalom.org ) .

Shabbat Shalom!

BARRY LIPPITT

Arrange to sell your chametz during Passover

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Arranging for the Sale of Chametz

The Torah prohibits a Jew’s ownership of chametz during Pesach. Chametz means “leavened food” and refers to food prepared from five species of grain: wheat, barley, oats, spelt, and rye. These grains may cause fermentation of dough and allow it to rise, which is forbidden. Ashkenazi rabbis added rice, millet, corn, and legumes to this list. If any of these becomes mixed with other food, this food also becomes chametz. The prohibition against owning chametz includes eating it, enjoying any benefit from it, and possessing it. Therefore, we arrange to sell the chametz to a non-Jew, and to rent out the locations where it is stored if the chametz cannot be removed from our property.

In modern times, the transfer, mekhira chametz, is accomplished by appointing an agent to handle the sale. The agent completes a valid and legal transfer of ownership by entering into a written contract with a non-Jew. At the end of the holiday, the agent arranges to reverse ownership of the now permitted chametz.

It is customary to give an honorarium to the agent for performing the service, or to make a donation to the agent’s synagogue, or both.

According to the contract I will negotiate on your behalf, your ownership of chametz will end on 14 Nisan (April 3) at 10:00 a.m., and will be restored on 23 Nisan (April 11) at 9:15 p.m.  I will be available in the morning after breakfast (or after minyan if you cannot stay) and in the evening after minyan, except on Shabbat.  The final day to make arrangements will be after the siyyum meal  in the morning on April 3.

For more information, follow this link to another page on the blogsite.

On behalf of Adat Shalom Synagogue, I will be happy to act as your agent this year to arrange for the sale of your chametz.

 

29 – 2 Nisan Schedule of Services (Updated)

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Friday, March 20                                           

7:30 a.m.         Shacharit                      Chapel

6:00 p.m.        Mincha / Ma’ariv        Chapel      

Saturday, March 21                        Shabbat HaHodesh

Rosh Hodesh Nisan

9:00 a.m.           Shabbat Services                         Sanctuary

Parasha Vayikra

Baby Naming of Ziva Pearl Lubetsky

Haftarah chanted by Marty Liebman

6:30 p.m.          Seudah Selishit                                  Breakfast Room

Sponsored by:  Sandi & Jeffrey Miller in memory of  her mother Elaine Finkelstein and his father Norton Miller

7:30 p.m.         Mincha / Ma’ariv / Havdalah            Chapel

Sunday, March 22

8:30 a.m.             Shacharit                  Chapel

6:00 p.m.            Mincha / Ma’ariv               Chapel

Remember – please refrain from turning on your cell phones in the Synagogue on Shabbat and Yom Tov.

PLEASE – Do not park in the reserved parking places outside the main office entrance when you come to services on weekdays and on Sunday mornings.  Even if the signs are covered with snow, they’re still there.  All are used by staff in the building on Sundays by 8:30 a.m.  Thank you for your cooperation.

PLEASE NOTE – The 13 Mile Rd driveway is now marked as ONE-WAY (EXIT ONLY) and is posted DO NOT ENTER from 13 Mile.  Please use the Middlebelt Rd entrance, ONLY, to access the synagogue property.

PLEASE NOTE – I will be available to help you arrange the sale of your chametz beginning Sunday, March 23.  I will be available after weekday morning and evening minyans, except on Shabbat.

Morning services begin at 7:30 a.m., and we serve breakfast following services;  Weekday afternoon services begin at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening (end of Shabbat) services vary according to sunset (see time in the calender above this paragraph).  We can use your assistance with minyan in the mornings for the next few weeks as many of our regulars are in Florida for the winter.

There are upcoming opportunities to read Haftarah on a Shabbat. The next open Shabbat is April 25 (Tazria – Metzorah).   In addition, with our move to a triennial reading cycle, shorter readings are available many weeks for those who would like to read Torah.  If you are interested in a particular date, please contact me.

Check out other pages on the blog for information about tefilah.  New pages have been posted, including recordings of both the weekday Mincha and Ma’ariv services.

Would you like to sponsor weekday breakfast  Seudah Shelishit in the future?  Call Denise in the synagogue office to inquire about available dates.

Questions?  Call me (248-851-5100 x 230) or send me an email ( blippitt@adatshalom.org ) .

Shabbat Shalom!

BARRY LIPPITT

22 – 24 Adar Schedule of Services

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Friday, March 13                                           

7:30 a.m.         Shacharit                      Chapel

6:00 p.m.        Mincha / Ma’ariv        Chapel      

Saturday, March 14                        Shabbat Parah

9:00 a.m.           Shabbat Services                         Sanctuary

Parashiyot Vayakhel – Pekudei

Haftarah chanted by Alan Gallatin

6:30 p.m.          Seudah Selishit                                  Breakfast Room

7:30 p.m.         Mincha / Ma’ariv / Havdalah            Chapel

Sunday, March 15 

8:30 a.m.             Shacharit                  Chapel

6:00 p.m.            Mincha / Ma’ariv               Chapel

Remember – please refrain from turning on your cell phones in the Synagogue on Shabbat and Yom Tov.

PLEASE – Do not park in the reserved parking places outside the main office entrance when you come to services on weekdays and on Sunday mornings.  Even if the signs are covered with snow, they’re still there.  All are used by staff in the building on Sundays by 8:30 a.m.  Thank you for your cooperation.

PLEASE – If you have borrowed a daily Sim Shalom siddur (the slim book) for private study or another reason, please return it to the Chapel.  We will be happy to lend you a full Siddur Sim Shalom in its place.

PLEASE NOTE – The 13 Mile Rd driveway is now marked as ONE-WAY (EXIT ONLY) and is posted DO NOT ENTER from 13 Mile.  Please use the Middlebelt Rd entrance, ONLY, to access the synagogue property.

PLEASE NOTE – I will be available to help you arrange the sale of your chametz beginning Sunday, March 23.  I will be available after weekday morning and evening minyans.

Morning services begin at 7:30 a.m., and we serve breakfast following services;  Weekday afternoon services begin at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening (end of Shabbat) services vary according to sunset (see time in the calender above this paragraph).  We can use your assistance with minyan in the mornings for the next few weeks as many of our regulars are in Florida for the winter.

There are upcoming opportunities to read Haftarah on a Shabbat. The next open Shabbat is April 25 (Tazria – Metzorah).   In addition, with our move to a triennial reading cycle, shorter readings are available many weeks for those who would like to read Torah.  If you are interested in a particular date, please contact me.

Check out other pages on the blog for information about tefilah.  New pages have been posted, including recordings of both the weekday Mincha and Ma’ariv services.

Would you like to sponsor weekday breakfast  Seudah Shelishit in the future?  Call Denise in the synagogue office to inquire about available dates.

Questions?  Call me (248-851-5100 x 230) or send me an email ( blippitt@adatshalom.org ) .

Shabbat Shalom!

BARRY LIPPITT

Seeking Haftarah readers

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We have openings for congregants to chant Haftarah on these upcoming occasions:

March 14     Haftarah Parah

March 21     Haftarah HaChodesh

April 4          1st Day of Passover

April 5           2nd Day of Passover

April 10         7th Day of Passover

If you would like to chant Haftaran on one of these occasions, please send an email to me at:

blippitt@adatshalom.org

I am happy to provide a recording of the Haftarah at your request.

 

15 – 17 Adar Schedule of Services

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Friday, March 7                                Shushan Purim – Synergy Friday             

7:30 a.m.         Shacharit                      Chapel

7:00 p.m.  *       Mincha / Ma’ariv        Chapel      

*  Note Special Time

Followed by Synergy program with Lazer Lloyd and dessert Oneg

Saturday, March 8                         

9:00 a.m.           Shabbat Services                         Sanctuary

Parashat  Ki Tisa

Bar Mitzvah of Ethan Biederman

5:15 p.m.          Seudah Selishit                                  Breakfast Room

6:15 p.m.         Mincha / Ma’ariv / Havdalah            Chapel

7:30 p.m.        Missebaba 2015, with Lazer Lloyd, Israel’s King of the Blues

Sunday, March 9 

2:00 a.m.     REMEMBER TO MOVE YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR!

8:30 a.m.             Shacharit                  Chapel

6:00 p.m.            Mincha / Ma’ariv               Chapel

Remember – please refrain from turning on your cell phones in the Synagogue on Shabbat and Yom Tov.

PLEASE – Do not park in the reserved parking places outside the main office entrance when you come to services on weekdays and on Sunday mornings.  Even if the signs are covered with snow, they’re still there.  All are used by staff in the building on Sundays by 8:30 a.m.  Thank you for your cooperation.

PLEASE – If you have borrowed a daily Sim Shalom siddur (the slim book) for private study or another reason, please return it to the Chapel.  We will be happy to lend you a full Siddur Sim Shalom in its place.

Morning services begin at 7:30 a.m., and we serve breakfast following services;  Weekday afternoon services begin at 6:00 p.m. Saturday evening (end of Shabbat) services vary according to sunset (see time in the calender above this paragraph).  We can use your assistance with minyan in the mornings for the next few weeks as many of our regulars are in Florida for the winter.

There are upcoming opportunities to read Haftarah on a Shabbat. The next open Shabbat is March 14 (Haftarah Parahi).   In addition, with our move to a triennial reading cycle, shorter readings are available many weeks for those who would like to read Torah.  If you are interested in a particular date, please contact me.

Check out other pages on the blog for information about tefilah.  New pages have been posted, including recordings of both the weekday Mincha and Ma’ariv services.

Would you like to sponsor weekday breakfast  Seudah Shelishit in the future?  Call Denise in the synagogue office to inquire about available dates.

Questions?  Call me (248-851-5100 x 230) or send me an email ( blippitt@adatshalom.org ) .

Shabbat Shalom!

BARRY LIPPITT

SPECIAL CHANGES TO THIS WEEK’S MINYAN SCHEDULE – CORRECTED

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There are special events and times all week.

Wednesday, March 4  Ta’anit Esther (Fast of Esther).  This fast begins at dawn (5:40 a.m.) and, unlike other half-day fasts that end at sunset, continues through the reading of Megillat Esther in the evening (6:59 p.m. for those not attending services).  Our morning service begins at our regular time of 7:30 a.m.  Even if you will not be able to fast the entire day, please try to fast from sunup through the conclusion of our service so that we will be able to add the prayers and Torah reading for the fast day.

There will be Conservative Community services for the evening and morning of Purim.  There will be no service at Adat Shalom on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

On Wednesday night, please attend the service at Congregation Beth Ahm, 5075 Maple Rd (south side between Inkster and Middlebelt Rds),  W Bloomfield Twp, (248) 851-6880.  The service begins with Mincha at 6:00 p.m.

On Thursday morning, please attend the service at B’nai Israel Synagogue, 5085 Walnut Lake Rd (south side between Farmington and Drake Rds in shared building with Temple Kol Ami), West Bloomfield, (248) 432-2729.  The service begins at 7:00 a.m. and I will be the sheliach tzibbur.

For more information on these community services, please see the flyer you received in the mail.

Regular services will resume on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.

On Friday, March 6, the afternoon minyan will begin at the special time of 7:00 p.m., and will be followed by a presentation by Lazar Lloyd (the featured entertainer at Saturday evening’s Missebabba fund-raiser), and an Oneg Shabbat.

Next Sunday morning (March 8) at 2:00 a.m., remember to move your clocks forward an hour as Daylight Savings Time begins.  The rumor is that all of the snow will disappear during this lost hour.

Have a good week and a Chag Sameach!

Barry Lippitt

Ritual Director

(248) 851-5100 x30; blippitt@adatshalom.org

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