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Bialystoker Synagogue
Shabbos Announcement -Parshas Shoftim
6th - 13th of Elul 5775
August 21st - 28th 2015

Earliest Tefillin:

5:19 AM

Latest Shema:

9:36 AM

Mon - Thurs

Mincha at 7:25 PM

Maariv at 8:10 PM


Bikur Cholim of the East Side is looking for volunteers who can help drive. If you have anytime to volunteer, even if just on occasion, please contact Rochel 212-420-0628.
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Friday Night

Candles: 7:27 PM

Mincha: 6:45 & 7:37 PM

Shabbos Day

Shacharis: 7 & 9 AM

Rabbi Romm's Shabbos Shiur: CANCELLED THIS WEEK

Womens Shiur by Tzivie Friedman: 4:30 PM

Daf Yomi: 6:10 PM

Mincha: 6:00 & 7:10 PM (1:30 minyan will resume 8/29)

Maariv & Shabbos Ends: 8:34 PM


1st Minyan:

2nd Minyan:

Shalosh Seudos:

Rav's Message
I had the privilege this past week of meeting Rav Ahron Lopiansky of Silver Spring, MD. While the Torah world primarily knows Rav Lopiansky as the distinguished Rosh Yeshiva of the Yeshiva of Greater Washington and a son-in-law of the late Mirrer Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Beinish Finkel, members of the Bialystoker are likely aware of another aspect of his "yichus": Rav Lopiansky's father, Reb Benzion Lopiansky, was the long-time beloved Ritual Director of the Bialystoker Synagogue.

I was excited to hear from R' Ahron that he had recently published a series of biographical sketches of his father. I have not yet seen the essays, but a rabbinic colleague who has -- and who knew R' Benzion -- told me that they truly paint a portrait of R' Benzion which is true-to-life but simultaneously extraordinary.

"R' Benzion," this colleague enthusiastically told me, "exuded true warmth. It was not overstated, but you felt a real sense of caring and warmth when interacting with him."

It struck me how incredibly important that sense of warmth is. Decades after R' Benzion's passing, the warmth he exuded still stays in people's memories. Conveying love and caring sounds simple enough, but we all know how difficult it can be -- and how impactful and lasting it is.

Part of the storied legacy of our beloved Bialystoker Synagogue is R' Benzion's warmth, felt so powerfully decades later. This Elul, let's do what we can to emulate R' Benzion: Let's make the Bialystoker a place where people -- both regulars and visitors -- feel loved and cared for.

With wishes for a good Shabbos,
Rabbi Zvi Romm

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:

~Mordechai & Rivkie Feinstein in memory of her mother Rosa Shoshana

~Benny & Marion Tuchman in memory of her father Irving Moser, Yitzchok ben Menachem Mendel

Mazal Tov
~Charles & Grace Korn on the engagement of their daughter Adela to Benjy Bloch



Shabbos Youth Groups

Children ages 3-12 are invited to join us for stories, snacks and davening:

  1. Ages 3-6 from 10:00 AM until Shul is over.
  2. Boys ages 7-12 from 10:00 AM until Shul is over.
  3. Girls ages 7-12 from 10:30 until Shul is over.
Bnos of the East Side (Girls in K-6th grades)

At the Bialystoker Shul from 2:40 - 3:50 PM

Pirchei of the East Side (boys in grades 1-8)

Weekly Shiurim

  1. Rav Singer Chevra Mishnayos Shiur: Daily between Mincha & Maariv.
  2. Mishna Berura Yomis: Daily after Maariv.
  3. Daf Yomi by Rabbi Fishelis: Sun - Thu at 8:00 PM.
  4. Medrash Koheles: Sunday mornings, 7:45 AM CANCELLED THIS WEEK
    Women's Shiur in Tehillim: Monday night - Will Resume after Simchas Torah
  5. Rabbi Romm's Kli Yakar Shiur for men & and women: Wednesday night following Mincha
  6. Torah Topics: given by Rabbi Mayer Friedman. Sunday mornings, 9:15 - 10:15 AM

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 3rd, 3 - 9PM: Bake Sale at the home of Staci & Nachum Segal 475 FDR Drive, 301 to benefit the Herzfeld Family. For more info or to offer help please contact Staci at or 917-295-7285

Motzei Shabbos, September 5th, 11:15 PM: Young Israel invites the community to hear words of inspiration from Rabbi Paysach Krohn. Rabbi Krohn will conclude at approx. 12:30 AM; selichos will be recited at 12:54 AM

Sunday, September 6th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM: Hatzolah Fundraising BBQ at the Orenstein Pavillion. If you would like to RSVP, or would like to be a sponsor please contact 212-673-7238 or $100 per person/$180 per couple. Sponsorships of $250 and above will receive admission for 2 and 2 raffle tickets

Good Shabbos,

Zvi David Romm, Rabbi

Shlomo Hagler, President