Parashat Terumah

Erev Shabbat

5:14 PM

Candle Lighting



5:00 PM

Shir Hashirim/Minha

Main Synagogue


5:30 PM

Kabbalat Shabbat/Arbit

Main Synagogue


5:24 PM

YSLC Minyan Shir Hashirim/Minha Salem Midrash 


6:00 AM

Shaharit - First Minyan

Main Synagogue


8:15 AM

Shaharit - Main Minyan

Main Synagogue


9:00 AM

Shaharit - Young SLC

Salem Midrash


9:00 AM

Shaharit - Boys Minyan (9-12Years)

With Isaac Mallach

1st Floor Annex
  9:00 AM

Shaharit - Girls Minyan (9-12Years)

With Miriam Jemal

Basement Annex
  9:15 AM

Shaharit - Boys & Girls Minyan (4-8Years)

With Morah Lena & Morah Irit

Main Building 

Lower Level Midash


1:30 PM

Minha Gedolah

Main Synagogue


1:30 PM


Main Synagogue

  3:20 PM 


Social Hall


4:50 PM


Main Synagogue


5:25 PM Seuda Shelisheet Social Hall


5:35 PM Michtam Main Synagogue

5:45 PM

Derasha Main Synagogue


6:00 PM


Main Synagogue


6:16 PM

Shabbat Ends

Main Synagogue

Note: Shiur Will Be After Arbit

Mishmara: Joseph Hasbani ben Amilia,  Albert Mizrahi ben Rahel, Jamil Rabieh ben Farida, Albert Saad ben Esther

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Devar Torah, 

״דבר אל בני ישראל ויקחו לי תרומה...״

"Speak to the children of Israel so they will take for me a donation..."

Rashi explains, "for the sake of my name". This seems to complicate the obvious meaning of the verse. What is Rashi trying to add?

The Ben Ish Chai answers with the following Perush:

In the book of Bamidbar (Parashat Nasso), the torah juxtaposes the subject of Maasser to the subject of Isha Sota - the wife who is suspected to have cheated on her husband.

There, Rashi quotes the Midrash, that although both subjects seem unrelated, the Torah is teaching us a cause and effect scenario. According to the Midrash, one who holds money from the cohen, will end up bringing what he treasures the most - his own wife - to be exposed as a Sota...

The process of checking whether a woman is actually a cheating wife involves several steps. First, the name of Hashem is written on a scroll; then, the scroll is dipped in water; and finally, the water is drunk by the suspect.

Through that process, Hashem showed that He is willing to erase His name for the sake of Shalom Bayit. Erasing Hashem's name, however, is no simple process - it's an action that should be avoided at all cost. Therefore, Rashi understands the importance of paying ones donations, for the sake of Hashem's name, so that we won't come to a situation where His name will be literally erased...

May Hashem give us the merit to always sanctify His name, Amen.

Rabbi Abraham Hayoun