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Erev Shabbat update

06/04/2020 09:03:15 PM

Jun4

Good evening, friends!

I want to share two quick Erev Shabbat announcements:

1. If you have not yet done so, you have all of this Friday night to say Kiddush Levana (but if you can do it tonight, why wait?)

2. Tomorrow, I will be leading the later Zoom mincha, followed by my penultimate Derasha (next Shabbat is my last one), and our Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat. The schedule is:

7:15 pm: Virtual Mincha via Zoom...Read more...

Shavuot - Last Minute Things

05/28/2020 07:30:28 PM

May28

Dear Friends, 

First of all, I was asked to provide a link for the latest edition of Kol HaNearim, a publication of Religious Zionist high scholls across the country, including our very own, Denver Academy of Torah. You can access it here. 

Second, as we enter my last Chag with the DAT Minyan, and my last two weeks in this role, I want to make a point of expressing my Hakarat HaTov, my tremendous appreciation to members of...Read more...

YU Torah-to-Go

05/27/2020 02:42:32 PM

May27

Friends,

For those who enjoy reading YU's Torah to Go, the Shavuot edition is available on my porch (527 S. Pontiac Way) - first come, first serve!

Erev Shavuot Update: Material for Learning program, Schedule, etc.

05/27/2020 01:21:32 PM

May27

Happy Erev-Erev Shavuot!

As I will be busy most of tomorrow with Air National Guard COVID-19 Support, I am sending out my information for Shavuot today… just to be safe:

SHAVUOT LEARNING PROGRAM: As I announced two weeks ago, I am excited to present a new initiative for Shavuot this year, developed by my friend Rabbi Binyamin Lehrfield of the Baron Hirsch Congregation...Read more...

Addendum to Mark's Minyan Email

05/26/2020 08:47:35 PM

May26

Dear Friends, 

As a follow-up to Mark's email about Minyanim starting up (in some form) at the DAT Minyan, please note we will streaming the weekday Minyanim on Zoom, for those unable to attend. Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/94819261580. 

Have a great night!

Rabbi Joseph Friedman

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CORRECTED TIME

05/22/2020 03:10:58 PM

May22

Dear Friends,

Mincha this evening is at 7:00 pm, not 8:00 pm as previously stated. I apologize for any confusion.

Rabbi Friedman

May 22 Update: Shabbat Schedule, Concert Today, Shavuot info

05/22/2020 11:24:02 AM

May22

Happy Erev Shabbat Kodesh, and Yom Yerushalayim Sameach!

Here are today’s updates:

YOM YERUSHALAYIM: This afternoon, at 2:30 pm MDT, the OU presents “The Joy of Jerusalem,” Music and meaning through songs about our holy city. Featuring Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schacter and Shim Craimer. It can be accessed here. “VAYICHAN” PROJECT: THIS SUNDAY, Yeshivat HaKotel, in...Read more...

New Shavuot Learning Program!

05/21/2020 06:27:43 PM

May21

Dear Friends,

I am excited to announce a new initiative for Shavuot this year—the Shavuot (Home) Learning Project. This year, as part of your Shavuot learning, I encourage you to join together as we study Sefer Shoftim – the Book of Judges in our homes over Shavuot. In the coming days you will receive an email with a link to resources and study materials, prepared by my friend, Rabbi Binyamin Lehrfield of Baron Hirsch Congregation...Read more...

CORRECTED May 21 Update (working link and Zoom address)

05/21/2020 08:56:58 AM

May21

Happy Erev Yom Yerushalayim!

Here are today’s updates:

YOM YERUSHALAYIM CELEBRATION: Tonight is Yom Yerushalayim, celebrating 53 years since the reunification of our holy city! Our program this evening is as follows (access it on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/94819261580):

7:45 pm: Introduction: Rabbi Leonard...Read more...

May 21 Update: Tonight's Yom Yerushalayim Program

05/21/2020 08:37:58 AM

May21

Happy Erev Yom Yerushalayim!

Here are today’s updates:

YOM YERUSHALAYIM CELEBRATION: Tonight is Yom Yerushalayim, celebrating 53 years since the reunification of our holy city! Our program this evening is as follows:

7:45 pm: Introduction: Rabbi Leonard Matanky, Religious Zionists of...Read more...

May 19 Update: Future Minyanim, Yom Yerushalayim, etc.

05/19/2020 02:23:45 PM

May19

Happy Tuesday, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s updates:

VIRTUAL L’CHAIM, FEATURING BILLY CRYSTAL: Tomorrow, May 20, 2020, from 6:00 PM – 6:20 MST, join members of the Jewish community from across North America to honor the first responders who are on the front lines working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, featuring comedian/actor Billy Crystal...Read more...

May 6 Update: Special Presentation, Rabbinic Statement

05/06/2020 09:19:16 AM

May6

Good Wednesday, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s updates:

SPECIAL EVENT: We're All in this Together - One Voice of Hope as We Look to Tomorrow - 6:30 pm MDT

Please join the Orthodox Union this evening for a special and uplifting presentation of unity and hope. We will be...Read more...

Important Joint Rabbinic Statement on Minyanim in Denver

05/06/2020 07:14:58 AM

May6

11 Iyar 5780 / May 5, 2020

Dear Friends,

We hope and trust that this letter finds you and your family in good health.

This follows our previous letter dated April 17, 2020 in which we reiterated that in order for this terrible disease to continue to plateau and start reversing, we must absolutely refrain from inviting any guests and also strictly abide to all distancing guidelines. Bear this in mind when encountering...Read more...

SPECIAL Joint DAT Minyan/Denver Academy of Torah Yom HaAtzmaut Lecture

04/28/2020 02:21:23 PM

Apr28

Tonight at 9:15 pm - A joint event of the DAT Minyan/Denver Academy of Torah!

A Holy LAND or a Holy NATION:

The Prophetic Purpose of a "PROMISED LAND'​​​​​​"

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Apr 28 Update: Yom HaZikaron/Yom HaAtzmaut program info

04/28/2020 12:33:26 PM

Apr28

Happy Erev Yom HaAtzmaut, DAT Minyan Community!

Here is the schedule for this evening’s Yom HaZikaron/Yom HaAtzmaut program (click here to download the special inserts for Maariv):

YOM HAZIKARON

7:20 pm Mincha

7:25 pm Tehillim for the Sick

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Apr 24 UPDATE: FINAL Polotsky Bar Mitzvah schedule (!), and more

04/24/2020 12:20:31 PM

Apr24

Happy Erev Shabbat Kodesh, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s updates:

FINAL POLOTSKY BAR MITZVAH SCHEDULE: I know you have received many conflicting schedules about Eli Polotsky’s Bar Mitzvah. THIS IS THE FINAL, and DEFINITIVE schedule! Eli WILL be leading the Kabbalat Shabbat this afternoon. What a great opportunity for the ENTIRE DAT MINYAN COMMUNITY to come...Read more...

Apr 23 UPDATE: Haircuts on Friday, Polotsky Bar Mitzvah, and more

04/23/2020 01:16:18 PM

Apr23

Happy Thursday, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s updates:

HAIRCUT AND SHAVING THIS FRIDAY: Since this Erev Shabbat is also the first day of Rosh Chodesh Iyar, it is permitted to have a haircut or shave, even for those who begin conducting the restrictions of Sefira from the second day of Pesach (the first half). NEW (non)MINYAN ZOOM ADDRESS: We updated our Zoom...Read more...

NEW ZOOM ADDRESS FOR (non)MINYAN

04/21/2020 08:21:47 PM

Apr21

Dear Friends,

First, let me apologize for tonight's (non)Minyan snafu. The Zoom account we had been using updated their security a day early, requiring a password that no one had. Again, sorry for that.

We updated our Zoom account and the new login for the Virtual (non)Minyan is: https://zoom.us/j/94819261580

If you want to call in, it is: 302-715-8592 US or 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 948 1926...Read more...

Apr 20 UPDATE: Rabbi Sacks, Israeli Elections, etc.

04/20/2020 10:55:48 AM

Apr20

Happy Monday, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s updates:

RABBI SACKS ON COVID-19: Yesterday, over 7,00 people viewed the Armchair Discussion with Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, moderated by Rabbi Steven Weil. Rabbi Sacks shared a compelling message about what we can take out of this experience – both as humans and as Jews - when the reality...Read more...

Apr 17 UPDATE: Community Rabbi Letter, Military, etc

04/17/2020 01:08:27 PM

Apr17

Erev Shabbat Kodesh, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s updates:

LETTER FROM DENVER ORTHODOX SYNAGOGUE RABBIS: Please read the letter, issued today, by all the Orthodox Synagogue rabbis in Denver:

23 Nissan 5780 / April 17, 2020

Dear Friends,

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Apr 14 Update: YIZKOR, Music during Omer, and more

04/14/2020 10:48:53 AM

Apr14

Moadim L’Simcha, and Erev Yom Tov Sameach, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s Pesach updates:

YIZKOR: I have received many inquiries about Yizkor this year. Yizkor is a very personal prayer, and those who recite Yizkor should do so on Thursday (see the Tefillah Guide in both the newsletter, as well as here). I will be delivering my Yizkor Derasha this afternoon...Read more...

Apr 13 Update: Concerts! Seminars! More!

04/13/2020 08:53:49 AM

Apr13

Moadim L’Simcha, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s Pesach updates:

CONCERTS TODAY: A Time for Music: Camp HASC is proud to present: A Time for Music: Livestream! To benefit The special children of Camp HASC. The best in Jewish Music from the comfort of your own home. Today at 11 am MDT - get ready for the best livestream concert you’ve ever...Read more...

Apr 12 Update: Chol HaMoed Comedy Show, Programs, etc.

04/12/2020 11:33:46 AM

Apr12

Moadim L’Simcha, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s Pesach updates:

OU PROGRAMMING: Mindfulness and Meaning - 6:00-7:00 pm MDT - Mindfulness and Meaning: How to Navigate Daily Life (Even) in Troubled Times: A seminar with Nancy Siegel and Rabbi Zev Goldberg. Watch here. Alone Together Part II with Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Schwartz - 7:00-8:00 pm MDT...Read more...

Apr 8 Update: Music Videos, New Programs, and more

04/08/2020 08:35:32 AM

Apr8

Erev Pesach Sameach, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s final pre-Pesach updates:

POSITIVE, UPBEAT THOUGHTS: I found OU President Moshe Bane’s Pesach message incredibly powerful and positive, and I urge you all to take a minute and read it before the Chag begins. Also, my dear friend Rabbi Ephraim Schwartz, of Karmiel, Israel, wrote a very positive and...Read more...

Apr 6 Update: Mourners Kaddish, All Pesach Info, and more...

04/06/2020 09:08:19 AM

Apr6

Good Monday Morning, DAT Minyan Community!

Today's is an important update - we are in the backstretch in our Pesach Preparations, so I have provided you today a resource sheet for the Eleventh Hour! But first, a very important announcement: 

MOURNERS’ KADDISH: I received this information yesterday from Adam Lubchansky. During these trying times, IDF soldiers are...Read more...

Apr 3 Update: Special Music Video, Humor, Kabbalat Shabbat, etc

04/03/2020 10:56:04 AM

Apr3

Good Thursday Morning, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today's updates:

MA’OT CHITIM DEADLINE: The deadline to make contributions to the needy I our community for Pesach is TODAY at 2:00 pm. I want to be able to distribute the funds on Sunday, so we must close out the link on the website. CLASSES: The link to yesterday’s “Biographies of Tanaim and...Read more...

Apr 2 Update: Shabbat HaGadol, Ma'ot Chitim, and more

04/02/2020 10:59:47 AM

Apr2

 Good Thursday Morning, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today's updates:

MA’OT CHITIM DEADLINE: The deadline to make contributions to the needy I our community for Pesach is THIS FRIDAY at 2:00 pm. I want to be able to distribute the funds on Sunday, so we must close out the link on the website. OU DAILY TEHILLIM: Join the Orthodox Union community for the...Read more...

Apr 1 Update: Shabbat HaGadol Derasha, Halacha FAQ, and more

04/01/2020 10:40:51 AM

Apr1

Good Monday Morning, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today's update:

MA’OT CHITIM DEADLINE: The deadline to make contributions to the needy I our community for Pesach is THIS FRIDAY at 2:00 pm. I want to be able to distribute the funds on Sunday, so we must close out the link on the website. HALACHA FAQ PART 2: I am sharing some choice Halachic Q & A from from...Read more...

Mar 31 Update: Zoom Seders, Biur Chametz Update, New OU Series

03/31/2020 01:09:51 PM

Mar31

Good Monday Morning, DAT Minyan Community!

 

Here are today's update:

ZOOM SEDERS ARE NOT ALLOWED: Over the last two days, I have received numerous inquiries regarding the “Zoom Seders.” Evidently, this idea has blossomed over the Internet, and has taken on a life of its own. I will clarify the facts, but since...Read more...

Mar 30 Update: LOCAL RABBINIC STATEMENT RE. SEDERS

03/30/2020 09:16:47 AM

Mar30

Good Monday Morning, DAT Minyan Community!

IMPORTANT STATEMENT FROM THE LOCAL RABBANIM:

March 29th 2020

 

Dear Friends,

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