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 Bialystoker Synagogue Shabbos Announcements
Shabbos Parshas Vayeshev
November 26th - December 3rd 2021
22nd - 29th of Kislev 5782

Candles: 4:12 PM
Mincha-Kabbalas Shabbos-Maariv: 4:17 PM

Shabbos Day
Shacharis: 7:00 & 9:00 AM
Mincha: 2:00, 3:40 & 4:10 PM
Shalosh Seudos: 4:05 PM
Rabbi Romm's Shabbos Shiur: 4:35 PM
Maariv & Shabbos Ends: 5:20 PM



Kiddush 1st minyan: Co-Sponsors:
~Chaim Mayer & Aliza Mermelstein in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of his father Shelly Mermelstein, Yosef Shmuel Shmelke ben Yitzchok
~Jonathan & Alyssa Siegel in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of his grandmother Briendel bas R' Yosef Aryeh

Kiddush 2nd minyan:
~Mel & Heidi Rosenbach and Jerry & Diane Reich in commemoration of he yahtzeit of Mel's & Diane's father Zeev ben Mordechai Yaakov and in commemoration of the yahrtzeit of Heidi's mother Malka Itka bas Moshe HaKohen, and in honor of Heidi's 65th birthday.

Rav's Message

Dear Friends,

I have often observed that the halachic position of the Mishna Brura -- to recite "VeAl HaNissim" with a "Vov," meaning "AND for the miracles" -- is indicative of a fundamental outlook which we are supposed to consider during the upcoming holiday of Chanuka.

Chanuka is a period during which we thank the Almighty for the miracles associated with the rededication of the Beis HaMikdash by the Maccabees in the year 167 BCE. However, it should not ONLY be a period for recognizing those miracles. Indeed, the gratitude we experience for the miracles of yesteryear should prompt us to recognize all the miracles in our daily lives and all the things we need to give thanks for.

That is the message of the "Vov" -- "AND for the miracles, the salvations ...which you performed for our forefathers." The special prayer of "Al HaNissim" is appended to the blessing in davening and benching in which we thank the Almighty for everything in our lives. There is a seamless connection between recognizing Hashem in ancient history and seeing His Hand in the events of our everyday lives.

May Chanuka give us the insight to truly see the Hand of Hashem in every aspect of our lives.

With wishes for a wonderful Shabbos and a happy Chanuka,

Rabbi Zvi Romm

We thank all those who have contributed to the two worthy charities we collect for at this time of year: The Rabbinical Seminary of America (Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim) and the Hesder Yeshivot in Israel.

If you have not yet donated, the information to do is as follows:

For Chofetz Chaim, you can donate at -- Please make a note that it is part of the Bialystoker appeal. Alternatively, you can give our office a check made out to Rabbinical Seminary of America.

For the Yeshivot Hesder, you can donate at -- As in previous years, the donations are distributed through the Religious Zionists of America. Alternatively, you can give our office a check made out to Religious Zionists of America.
Mikvah Updates
Payments can be made securely online at or via Zelle at .... Alternatively, checks can be made out to Agudath Taharath Mishpacha of the East Side Inc. and mailed to the Shul. Of course, all donations are tax-deductible. Sponsorship opportunities include $180, $360, $500, $1,000, and $1,800. There are larger sponsorship opportunities as well.

Weekday Davening Times

Earliest Tefilin: 6:03 AM
Latest Shema: 9:21 AM

~Daily Shacharis: 6:00, 7:30 & 8:30 AM
**Chanukah (Mon - Fri) 6:00, 7:15 & 8:30 AM

~Daily Mincha: 4:15 PM
~Daily Maariv: 5:00 PM

Nightly shiurim in Targum fifteen minutes after Mincha
Dial-in number: 727 731 9922

***Rabbi Horwitz shiurim-***

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 10:30 AM
Talmud Maseches Makkos
at Bialystoker

Thursday 11:00 AM
Parshat HaShavua
at the Orenstein

Torah Fund: 
A contribution of $54 to the Torah Fund enables you to sponsor a daily shiur in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion. This past week donations to the Torah Fund were made by:

~Rabbi Yehuda Blank in memory of his mother Rivka Leah bas Yehuda Leib
~Sheila Siegel in memory of her parents, Shmuel Avraham ben HaRav Dovid and Breindel bas R' Yosef Aryeh.
~Chaim Mayer and Aliza Mermelstein in memory of his father, Yosef Shmuel Shmelke ben Yitzchok
 Mazal Tovs:

~Yankie Goldman and Mimi Fraber on the marriage of their daughter Reina to Joshua Edelstein
~Deborah Goldman on the marriage of her daughter Reina to Joshua Edelstein


Upcoming Events:

***We Now accept Chase Quick Pay -- ***

The 2022 membership campaign is underway. The $250 can be paid thru Chase Quick Pay ( or thru our secure payment portal

Thursday, November 25th, 9:30 AM: Legal Holiday Shiur. Rabbi Yosef Cohen will talk about "Cannabis and Halacha". Men & women are welcome. A light breakfast will be served

Classes at the UJC: **IN PERSON

Sing Along w/ Hondo - Wednesdays at 1:00 PM

If you can't come in person:

Meeting ID: 925 0747 0978
Passcode: community

Judaic Studies w/ Rabbi Horwitz - Thursdays 11 AM

If you can't come in person:

Meeting ID: 949 8668 6308
Passcode: community


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Good Shabbos,

Zvi David Romm, Rabbi
Yosef Peretz, President