Shavuot

Sat Night – Sunday, May 19-20

Shiurim throughout Efrat on Shavuot night and Shavuot afternoon

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Sample the Sea of Torah with Leora Bednarsh

Hilchot Tefilla: The How & Why of Prayer

Wednesdays 11:45 – 13:05

April 25 – June 13, 2018

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Dedications

Bracha Krohn’s Tuesday class was dedicated for a refuah shleima of Dr. Jacqueline Iris Katz, Yehudit Bat Miriam & Moshe Gershon by her sister, Tsipora Katz
Sara Jo Ben Zvi’s Tuesday class was dedicated for a refuah shleima of Dr. Jacqueline Iris Katz, Yehudit Bat Miriam & Moshe Gershon by her sister, Tsipora Katz
Batya Hefter’s Wednesday class was dedicated for a Refuah shleimah for Dina Golda bat Chieyena
Bracha Krohn’s Tuesday class was dedicated by Stephen & Marsha Donshik, in memory of Stephen’s father, Sidney Donshik z”l, ישעיהו ז”ל בן יואל ולאה
Shani Taragin’s Wednesday class was dedicated by Linda & Jay Marcus in honor of the marriage of their son, Natan, to Daniella Mark
Sara Jo Ben Zvi’s Tuesday class was dedicated for the refuah shleima of Hadas Rachel bat Dorit
Bracha Krohn’s Tuesday class was dedicated by Lisa Zlotnick in memory of her mother, שרה גולדה ז”ל בת רחל ויהודה ארי
Shani Taragin’s Wednesday class was dedicated by Deena Lawi, in memory of her aunt, רחל לאה ז”ל בת מרדכי ויהודית

Parashat Hashavua

Chayei Sara: Haftara, A Second Chance

by Ilana Goldstein Saks  In our haftarah we see David Hamelech at the end of his life (Melachim I 1:1). Sadly, his last chapter does not seem to reflect a reign of greatness and achievement. Instead we see a weak, elderly king wallowing in the results of past...

Vayera: The Symbolism of the Brit Milah

by Rabbi Herzl Hefter In this week’s parasha, Avraham circumcises his son Yitschak. I have always thought it odd that cutting away the foreskin of the male organ should serve as the symbol of the covenant between God and the descendants of Avraham. In order to...

Holiday Thoughts

Yom Kippur – God Desires the Heart

By: Batya Hefter “God desires the Heart’; so teaches the Talmud. Where are our hearts, the seat of our desires and yearnings on this day?   Since Rosh Chodesh Elul we have been the saying pasuk in mizmor leDavid, לך אמר לבי, בקשו פני, את פניך אבקש.   On the face of...

Reflections on the Days of Judgment

by Batya Hefter These days of repentance and forgiveness intensify the ongoing struggle between judgement and unconditional love.  On the personal plane, this translates into a struggle between holding ourselves accountable as opposed to being forgiving of ourselves....

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