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

04/02/2020 10:59:47 AM


 Good Thursday Morning, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today's updates:

  1. 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.
  1. OU DAILY TEHILLIM: Join the Orthodox Union community for the recitation of Tehillim (chapters 20, 27 and 130) at 11:00 am Mountain Time. To participate, please dial 773-377-9170.
    1. The link to watch last night's class, "Thoughts to Share at the Seder," can be found here:
    2. Our “Biographies of Tanaim and Amoraim” series continues at 4:45 pm. We will discuss the “Five Rabbis of the Seder.” The Timeline of Rabbis can be found here for printing. Access the class at:
    3. Essie Fleischmann will be doing her “Shabbat Morning” class via Zoom on Friday April 3rd at 10 AM. Log in at https://us04web.zoom.zs/j/2853509174.
  1. SHABBAT HAGADOL DERASHA: Every year, on Shabbat HaGadol, I give a shiur in the afternoon on Pesach issues. This year, the topic is: “The Four Children and Future of Modern Orthodoxy.” I will deliver it on Zoom tonight at 8:00 pm. Here is a link to the source sheet, if you would like to print it out in advance. To log in, go to It will be recorded, and the link posted on our Facebook page the next day.
  1. OU SERIES: Over this next week, the OU is presenting four programs to support community members (men/women) navigating this unfolding crisis.
    1. Thursday April 2, 2020 8 pm EDT - Facing Challenges Without A Partner: Tapping into Our Inner Strengths (Widow-Widowers)
      1. PRESENTER: Chana Gelb, PhD
    2. Sunday April 5, 2020 8 pm EDT - Individuals Alone With Kids - Alone Without Kids - Coping with Unique Family Situations (Divorced Families)
      1. PRESENTER: Malka Ismach, PhD
  1. DAILY VIRTUAL (NON)MINYAN: Join us at our regularly scheduled times for Shacharit and Mincha/Maariv by logging in at: or calling in at either 253-215-8782 or 301 -715-8592, using Meeting ID: 637 344 5618. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PUT ON THE VIDEO IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SEEN!
  1. PESACH SCHEDULE: The schedule for Pesach will appear in this week’s newsletter, and next week I will resend all the important info (Sale of Chametz, Biur Chametz, etc) as well as the schedule and my Derashot.

Have an awesome day!

Rabbi Joseph Friedman 

Sun, November 29 2020 13 Kislev 5781