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

04/24/2020 12:20:31 PM


Happy Erev Shabbat Kodesh, DAT Minyan Community!

Here are today’s updates:

  1. 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 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: Mincha
    2. 6:40 pm: Tehillim for the Sick
    3. 6:45 pm: Rabbi Friedman’s Derasha/Charge to the Bar Mitzvah boy
    4. 7:00 pm: Mark Raphaely will introduce Dr. Hanna Polotsky, who will share a few words.
    5. 7:05 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat, led by Eli Polotsky
    6. 7:30 pm: Candle Lighting

The Polotskys asked everyone to join together for Havdalah 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. TEFILAH GUIDE FOR SHABBAT: You can access the Tefilah guide for this Shabbat (Shabbat Rosh Chodesh) here.
  2. HAIRCUT AND SHAVING TODAY: 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).
  3. HAMIZRACHI: For those who enjoy reading the HaMizrachi magazine, here is a link to the Yom HaAtzmaut issue.
  4. YOM HAZIKARON/YOM HA’ATZMAUT: Stay tuned next week for information regarding programming for these events next week.
  5. ARTSCROLL RESOURCES: I wanted to share with you some online initiatives from Artscroll Publications, being made available during these challenging times:
    1. They are offering a free download of any Gemara or Mishnah Volume of one's choice within the app. Here is a link to the instructions on how to download.
    2. They have unlocked a free trial period of free complete access to the entire ArtScroll Digital Library. Here is a link to the instructions how to sign up:
  6. DAILY VIRTUAL (NON)MINYAN: Join us at our regularly scheduled times for Shacharit and Mincha/Maariv by logging in at: If you want to call in, dial 302-715-8592 US or 253-215-8782, Meeting ID: 948 1926 1580. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PUT ON THE VIDEO IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SEEN!

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov!

Rabbi Joseph Friedman

Sun, November 29 2020 13 Kislev 5781