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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

Mon, June 1 2020 9 Sivan 5780