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[May 28, 2020] Flowers for Shavuos

The Shul would like to thank the following people for sponsoring the sending of flowers for Shavuos to our esteemed elder members. In the Z'chus of their generosity we should be Zocheh to be together in Shul soon. 

Ruth & Irwin Diamond in memory of the K'doishim from the Diamantstein and Susman families  - Avinu Malkeinu N'koim L'Eineinu Nikmas Dam Avodecho HaShofuch 
Hersch & Penny Kanner - Wishing everyone a Chag Sameach in memory of Naftali Kanner z’l , Naftali Yosef ben Zvi Menachem Halevi.

Robbie & Roseanne Karoly in memory of Roseanne's mother Yehudis bas Moishe Mayer z"l 

Howard & Chavie Lyons to commemorate the yahrzeit of Howard's father Yaacov Tzvi ben Chaim Yehuda  a"h

Bobby and Sharon Silberstein in memory of Grandparents who died Al Kiddush HaShem  HY"D

[May 28, 2020] Rabbi Vale's Pre-Shavuos D'rashah - "The Na'aseh V'Nishmah of the 1950's"
"The Na'aseh V'Nishmah of the 1950's"

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[May 28, 2020] Luach for Shavuos
Dear Friends:
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Once again we are going to be experiencing a Yom Tov under unusual circumstances.  Because of the pandemic, we are unable to join together to Daven in Shul. But even if we cannot come together as a Tzibbur, Hashem still wants to hear our T'fillos.  Please see below or attached a day-by-day guide to the Davening and Minhagim of Shavuos, tailored specifically to the current situation.
We pray that this difficult situation ends soon and we can meet each other once again in our beautiful Shul.
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חג שמח
Asher Vale

 

שבועות תש"פ

Erev Shavuos

●     עירוב תבשילין (Eiruv Tavshilin) should be prepared.

●     8:31 pm:          הדלקת נרות- Candle lighting  - for Yom Tov with Shehechiyanu 

 

First Day of Shavuos

 

Thursday Night

●     9:39 pm:          צאת הכוכבים (Tzeis HaKochavim). After this time, Maariv for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Shavuos.

●     Kiddush for Yom Tov with Shehecheyanu.

 

Daytime (Friday)

●     4:34 am:          משיכיר - The earliest time for טלית (Tallis).

●     One who stayed up for the entire night, should try to time Davening to reach the Amidah at נץ החמה (sunrise) - 5:40 am.

●     B'rachos for one who stayed up the entire night:

○     If one slept for a half hour at night, even if it was in the course of learning, one may recite all of the B'rachos.

○     The B'rachah of N'tillas Yadayim may be recited when washing one’s hands (with a cup) after using the bathroom, provided it is after Alos HaShachar (3:45 am).

○     The B'rachah on Tallis (Gadol) may be recited. If someone doesn’t wear a Tallis and wants to fulfill the B'rachah on Tzitzis, one can either hear the B'rachah from someone who wears a Tallis or one can switch to a different pair of Tzitzis (either before or after Davening) and recite the B'rachah.

○     Elokai N'shamah and Hamaavir Sheinah are usually recited by someone who slept that night on behalf of those who didn’t. If nobody is available to recite those B'rachos, they are omitted. In such a situation, one should have in mind to fulfill the B'rachah of Elokai Neshama when reciting the B'rachah of M'chayeih HaMeisim in the Amidah. If a member of the household who didn’t stay up wakes up before the learner who stayed up the whole night goes to sleep, that person can recite these two B'rachos for the learner.

○     If one slept on Thursday afternoon (and certainly if one slept Thursday night), one may recite Birchos HaTorah. If not, one can listen to the B'rachos from someone who did sleep. If nobody is available to recite the B'rachos, one should have in mind to fulfill these B'rachos when reciting Ahavah Rabbah. If one fulfills these B'rachos with Ahavah Rabbah, one must learn a portion of Torah immediately after Davening without interruption (reading the Torah portion would count).

●      ברכות קריאת שמע (Blessing of the Sh’ma) begin with המאיר לארץ.

●     Shacharis Amidah for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Shavuos followed by complete Hallel with its B'rachos.

●     Shir Shel Yom for Friday.

●     The Torah reading for the first day is בחדש השלישי (Sh'mos 19:1-20:23), the Maftir is וביום הבכורים (Bamidbar 28:26-31) and the Haftarah is from Yechezkel 1:1-28, 3:12.

●     There is no requirement to recite Akdamus when Davening at home but one is permitted to do so.

●     Mussaf Amidah for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Shavuos.

 

●     Minchah Amidah for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Shavuos.  Minchah should be recited before שקיעה (sunset) - 8:50 pm.

●     If one is accepting Shabbos early, one should recite Minchah before before פלג המנחה

●      (P'lag HaMinchah) - 7:15 pm.  One cannot accept Shabbos before this time. Friday night candle lighting should take place after this time..

●     The B'rachah for candle lighting is להדליק נר של שבת ויום טוב.

 

Second Day of Shavuos

 

Friday Night

●     Abridged קבלת שבת is recited .

●     We recite both ושמרו and וידבר before the Amidah.

●     Maariv Amidah is for Yom Tov with proper insertions for Shavuos and Shabbos.

●     Vay'chulu is recited after the Amidah followed by Aleinu.

●     Kiddush for Yom Tov with proper Shabbos insertions. Kiddush begins with יום הששי. Shehecheyanu is recited.

 

Shabbos Day

●     Birchos K'rias Sh’ma begin with הכל יודוך followed by ק-ל אדון.

●     Shacharis Amidah for Yom Tov with the proper insertions for Shavuos and Shabbos, followed by complete Hallel with its B'rachos.

●     מגילת רות (Megillas Rus) is traditionally recited with the Tzibbur at this point  — The custom was clearly only for a Tzibbur. Nonetheless, one is allowed to read it without a Minyan.

●     The Torah reading for the second day is עשר תעשר (Devarim 14:22-16:17), the Maftir is וביום הבכורים (Bamidbar 28:26-31) and the Haftarah is from Chabakuk 2:20-3:19. One may recite Yatziv Pisgam (though it is not required).

●     יזכור (Yizkor) can be recited without a Minyan. One should pledge money to Tz'dakah before its recital.

●     אב הרחמים (Av HaRachamim) should be recited (even if one does not recite Yizkor).

●     Mussaf for Yom Tov with proper insertions for Shavuos and Shabbos.

 

●     Minchah for Yom Tov with proper insertions for Shavuos and Shabbos.

●     8:51 pm:          שקיעה (sunset)

●     Shalosh S'udos should begin before Sh'kiah.

 

Motzaei Shabbos

●     9:41 pm:          מוצש"ק וים טוב – Motzaei Shabbos and Yom Tov

●     Weekday Amidah should be recited including Atah Chonantanu.

●     ויהי נועם is recited.

●     Kiddush L'vanah should be recited (weather permitting) if not already said.

●      הבדלה (Havdalah) for a regular Motzaei Shabbos.

[May 28, 2020] Torah: Intellectual or Spiritual?

[May 28, 2020] Rabbi Vale's Pre-Shavuos D'rashah - "The Na'aseh V'Nishmah of the 1950's"
[May 28, 2020] Message from the President Shavuos May 30

Please see message.


[May 28, 2020] Public Service Announcement
Dear Balmoral Homeowners,
We regret that we once again have to alert you to another sexual assault incident tonight (May 27) in our neighbourhood. The incident took place at Faywood and Almore around 8:30 PM. Police were on the scene but did not have any additional details to provide.
The Balmoral Community is a safe community which is why incidents like these are shocking.
We have spoken to the police (32nd division) and asked them, on behalf of the community, to increase patrols. We ask all members of the community to continue to be vigilant.
We will continue to advise our members as more details are released.
 
Paul
President, Balmoral Homeowners Association
[May 27, 2020] Message from The Back to Shul Committee

Amidst the excitement over the possible return to regular T'fillah B'Tzibbur, the feelings of an imminent return to "regular" Minyanim is palpable. With Yom Tov upcoming, Yizkor and those who are Chiyuvim we still feel that it is prudent to take the approach to wait until a point where we have a date which we could plan to start outdoor Minyanim on the Shul's property.

While we are longing to return to Daven together in any capacity, we are keeping a close eye on evolving conditions to choose a time that will allow us to safely return. As the province continues to slowly re-open, we will optimistically be following medical and provincial guidelines, as well as continuously consulting with the Rav.

That said, we are continuing to plan for when we can start outdoor Minyanim by looking at elements such as:
- Implementation of social distancing and how this is controlled
- PPE requirements
- Registration and scheduling logistics

Stay tuned for further details that will outline our new policies:

Rabbi Asher Vale
Jonas Rothenstein (Chairman)
Dr. Martin Lipson
Dr. Juda Habot
Dr. Ze'ev Diena
Yehuda Gelberger
Isaac Kaplan


[May 27, 2020] BMZD Shavuos Publication
Please be advised that hard copies of the Shavuos publication of Beit Midrash Zichron Dov "Alone Together at Sinai" are available in a box outside the back door of the Shul.
Enjoy
[May 26, 2020] Article by Jonah (HaCohen) Muskat Brown

Please see article.


[May 26, 2020] Rebbitzen Devorah Vale's Shiur: Simchas HaChaim During Difficult Times May 18
[May 26, 2020] Daf HaShavua

Agudah North
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North York, ON
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8:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Zoom ID: 603 550 5870
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For more information please contact:
R' Yankel Rubanowitz
(647) 994-9289
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[May 26, 2020] Klein/Cohen Granddaughter (Mazel Tov)

Mazal Tov to Tibor & Susie Klein on the birth of a granddaughter to their children Esti & Yehuda Cohen.

May the girl grow l'Torah l'Chupah Ul'maasim Tovim and be a source of Nachas to her family and all K'lal Yisrael.

[May 26, 2020] Message to the Membership
It has come to our attention that there are new guidelines, as of today, available through the Va'ad Harabonim of Toronto regarding outdoor Minyanim on the Shul premises based on negotiation with provincial authorities. There is no official government communication in this regard.
As you may be aware, we have a Committee in place (see below for who is on the Committee) to assess how the Shul will deal with opportunities to start having Minyanim. There are many details to consider and we need to do it with forethought. The Committee is currently reviewing the new information and we will be communicating further to the Shul shortly.
We are all anxious to get back to some kind of opportunity to Daven with a Minyan and we are tired of isolation and Zoom, but, it is important that we consider how and when this will be implemented so that it can be done safely and fairly.
We look forward to everyone's cooperation in this regard and stay tuned for further communication.
The Senior Executive

The Committee is made up of:
Rabbi Asher Vale
Jonas Rothenstein (Chairman)
Dr. Ze'ev Diena
Yehuda Gelberger
Dr. Juda Habot
Isaac Kaplan
Dr. Martin Lipson

[May 25, 2020] Sivan Tammuz Schedule

Please see schedule.

[May 25, 2020] SH'LOSHIM FOR RAV NACHUM RABINOVICH ZT"L MARA D’ASRA 1963-1971

The Shul will be hosting a Zoom memorial program l’Zeicher Nishmas Rav Rabinovich zt"l.

We will first hear brief recollections from a few people recalling highlights of Rav Rabinovich zt"l's time leading our Shul as well as relationships that continued beyond. Thank you to Gary Kopstick for spearheading this.

We will then be privileged  to hear a Shiur from Ralph Frankel, his Talmid. We have attached Ralph's moving Hespeid for Rav Rabinovich zt"l.

Please see Hespeid.

May the family be spared from all further Tzaar.

DATE Wednesday June 3

            Zoom Minchah 8:15 PM- Please note earlier Minchah time.

            Program will follow

            Zoom Maariv thereafter

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[May 25, 2020] Rebbitzen Devorah Vale's Shiur: Simchas HaChaim During Difficult Times Devorah Vale invites you to join a weekly Shiur on "Simchas HaChaim During Difficult Times?" May 25
[May 25, 2020] Alone Together at Sinai

"Alone Together at Sinai" Shavuos packet.
It includes 10 Shiurim on a range of topics, with translated sources and guided questions in a "do it yourself" format. Shiurim include, "How do we know the Torah believes in Life After Death?", "Must my self-driving car save myself?" and "Is there religious value in secular studies?"

Please see packet.


[May 24, 2020] Very Good News Israel

 

  • The Israeli Chief Medical Officer of a US biotech reported good trial results of its new vaccine.
  • The first arrival in Israel of a commercial flight from the United Arab Emirates.
  • An Israeli hospital uses ultraviolet light to sterilize rooms from Covid-19.
  • Israeli transportation innovations showcased at EcoMotion 2020 in Arizona.
  • Hidden writing has been revealed on Dead Sea scrolls.
  • Israel celebrates the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem - online.
 
[May 20, 2020] K'dushas Beis HaK'nessess and Beis HaMidrash

Please see flyer.


[Apr 12, 2020] CP/VM: Decorum

Hi Chevra AMV"SH,
As a courtesy to others (so that they can have more Kavanah during
Davening) and to enhance the Ruach of our T'fillah, please mute your
phone/tablet/computer.

The only attendees who will not be muted are:
- the Mara D'asra
- the SHa"TZ
- the Gabbai
- the Baal K'riah (during Leining)

When we say Tehilim, which we do responsively, people can unmute as long as they keep up with the Tzibbur.


Thank you in advance for your consideration

[Apr 5, 2020] Virtual Meetings/Clanton Park

Topic: Virtual Meetings/Clanton Park

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Please note that this Meeting ID and Password will be used for all Clanton Park/Virtual Meetings (e.g. Minyanim, Announcements).

Please discard all previous Zoom notices.
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[Sep 1, 2019] TCN 5780 Schedule


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