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

04/23/2020 01:16:18 PM


Happy Thursday, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s updates:

  1. 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).
  2. NEW (non)MINYAN ZOOM ADDRESS: We updated our Zoom account and the new login for the Virtual (non)Minyan is: If you want to call in, dial 302-715-8592 US or 253-215-8782, Meeting ID: 948 1926 1580. The Daf Yomi Zoom will stay the same.
  3. SHABBAT CLASS: Essie Fleischmann will be doing her “Shabbat Morning” class via Zoom on Fri, Apr 24 at 10 am. Log in at
  4. POLOTSKY BAR MITZVAH: This weekend is Eli Polotsky’s Bar Mitzvah. An email will go out later with, among other things, a copy of his D’var Torah. Eli will be leading the Kabbalat Shabbat this Friday, and his mother, Dr. Hanna Polotsky, will share a few words. What a great opportunity for the ENTIRE DAT MINYAN COMMUNITY to come together and support this young man during a difficult time! You can join us at If you want to call in, dial 302-715-8592 US or 253-215-8782, Meeting ID: 948 1926 1580. The schedule is:
    1. 6:30 pm: Rabbi Friedman’s Derasha
    2. 6:45 pm: Tehillim for the Sick
    3. 6:50 pm: Mincha
    4. 7:00 pm: Dr. Hanna Polotsky will share a few words.
    5. 7:05 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat, led by Eli Polotsky
    6. 7:30 pm: Candle Lighting

The Polotskys asked me to lead a singing Havdalah (no instruments) at 8:45 pm on Motzaei Shabbat in honor of the Bar Mitzvah. It can be accessed at the same Zoom address found above.

  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!

Moadim L’Simcha!

Rabbi Joseph Friedman


Sun, November 29 2020 13 Kislev 5781