July 24 -- 5 Av 5777



Monday, July 31 – Erev Tisha B’Av 8:30 PM
Tuesday, August 1 – Tisha B’Av 7:45 AM


Wednesday, August 9, 8:00 PM – Board of Directors Meeting

Saturday, August 12th, 9:00 AM – July and August Birthday Shabbat – We will honor members with birthdays in July and August during Shabbat Services. If you or anyone in your family has a birthday in July or August, please join us.

Sunday Afternoon, December 3 – TBS 60TH Anniversary Diamond Celebration Catering by RAVE! Catering, music by B’nai Jazz, program will be TBS@60: A Retrospective. An ad journal will be published. Any combination of ads or donations totaling $180 per person will equal one ticket to this celebration.


For your convenience, we are arranging to expand the Temple’s office hours. Starting now, you can drop off items or leave messages for the Rabbi, Cantor, Officers and Committee Chairpersons, Florence and/or Darla until 4 PM on Mondays, 5 PM Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 3 PM Fridays. Additionally, someone will be in the Temple to assist you on Tuesdays from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM.


WEEKLY TORAH STUDY GROUP – Join Rabbi Zeilicovich as he leads a 30-minute discussion focused on the Parsha of the week after Kiddush each Shabbat.

READING WITH THE CANTOR – Anyone interested in building or improving their siddur skills, in re-reading a haftarah or a portion from the Torah, or reading for the first time, you are welcome to contact Cantor Prosnitz. The Cantor would like to encourage everyone with any interest in leading, even just some of the prayer services, to contact him.


The Kiddush Club will sponsor the Kiddushes on August 5th and August 26th. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining to help us sponsor kiddushes on dates not reserved for individual or family simchas. The minimum annual donation is $36. For more information, contact Barry Cohen, Executive Vice President.

TBS SECURITY POLICY at the Temple continues to evolve to increase the safety of our members, guests, and facility. Doors will remain locked at all times, with access available during TBS Office hours or by alternate arrangements posted on the parking lot door. Please note new Shabbat security lock has been installed on the middle door, as per instructions that have been shared with all members.

YOGA NEWS: Weekly Yoga Class on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM. Classes are open to both men and women. For further information contact Allyn Michaelson at (201) 951-4902.

SCRIP NEWS: We carry Shop Rite $100s, $50s and $20s, and Kosher Nosh $10s and $5s. Also available, in limited amounts, we will be selling Fairway Scrip. Temple Beth Sholom and Jewish Family Service of North Jersey are partnering to feed the hungry. When you purchase scrip for your family, buy an extra ShopRite card for a family struggling to keep healthy meals on their table. Your check is still payable to TBS. TBS makes 5% on your scrip purchase. Tell Barry or the Office Staff a ShopRite card(s) is being donated and we will provide JFSNJ with the food card. You will be supporting TBS and helping a family in need. All Scrip is available in the Temple Office, or by calling Barry Cohen at 201-794-1363.

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY is in need of volunteer drivers to deliver Kosher Meals On Wheels to elderly, disabled, and homebound residents of Fair Lawn one day a week from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Substitute drivers are also needed to fill in for regular weekly drivers. You can brighten the day and bring a smile to a homebound senior or disabled adult by delivering a hot meal. For further information contact the JFCSNNJ office in Fair Lawn at 201-796-5151.

TBS JEWISH FILM SERIES – Adult Education offers films shown in our Film Series for home loan. If you would like to borrow a DVD to view at home, just let us know by email to AdultEd@tbsfl.org. Films from prior two years available are: Hava Nagila, Dough, Fill the Void, and Above and Beyond. We are looking for someone to plan and run the TBS Jewish Film Series this coming year. If you are interested, please contact Harry Melzer at hzm1@aol.com.

GIFT SHOP AT TBSFL.ORG – Visit our new on-line store located on our website for all your Judaica shopping. There are thousands of items to choose from at reasonable prices.

AmazonSmile.com – Did you know you can support Temple Beth Sholom when you shop at Amazon (using AmazonSmile)? Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases to TBS whenever you shop at no cost to you. All you have to do is select Temple Beth Sholom, Fair Lawn, as your charitable organization of choice. You can also make this link available to your family and children – TBS benefits from ALL purchases. If you have any questions, email tbsfln@aol.com.




July 24 – July 28, 2017
5 Av
Candle Lighting Time: 7:57 PM

Friday Night – 7/28/17 – 7:00 PM
Saturday 7/29/17 – 9:00 AM
Parshat – Devarim Shabbat Chazon

Friday Night – 8/4/17 – 7:00 PM
Saturday 8/5/17 – 9:00 AM
Parshat – Vaetchanan Shabbat Nachamu

Parasha Points

That’s that!
Hamidbar hahu (Deut. 1:19) is that desert/wilderness. Moses is referring to that wilderness from which they have emerged. No longer is it simply hamidbar/the wilderness-the one we have been in while the older generation has been dying out. Now we are preparing to cross this river and enter the Promised Land that lies before us. That wilderness is now behind us in place and time.

Knock! Knock! Who’s there? And who’s not there?
Throughout Moses’ address when he recalls that you did such and such, he is conflating his present listeners with those who had listened at Mt Sinai, but are no longer here. Nevertheless, you-who are hearing Moses, and you-who are reading this, according to a Midrash, were all present at the Revelation at Mt Sinai.
But who is not there in Moses’ discourse (Deut. 1:9-18)? It was not Moses’ idea to establish a tiered judicial system, it was Jethro’s. But Jethro is not mentioned here, as Moses’ authority is emphasized


Toward Our Efforts to be a Supportive Community

In the event that the clergy may not have been informed, please contact the Temple Office 201.797.9321 with the name of any congregant who is ill at home, facing surgery, or in the hospital. Please be reminded that if you would like a mishaberach (prayer for healing) to be made on Shabbat for a friend or family member, please complete the form on our website at
www tbsfl org

When a death in your immediate family occurs, the TBS Community would like to acknowledge your loss and support you in any and all ways possible. Please promptly notify Rabbi Zeilicovich and provide pertinent information that you would like to share by calling the Temple Office at 201.797.9321. Even if the service is out of town, we would like to know so that we can offer our condolences

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