Sha'arei Orah Announcements

Parashat Devarim - 8 Av 5781 - July 16-17, 2021

Shabbat Schedule

Candle Lighting - 8:10 pm

Shacharit - 9:00 am (at the Hamermesh backyard, 141 North Highland Avenue)

Latest Shema (Magen Avraham) - 8:34 am

Latest Shema (Gra & Baal HaTanya) - 9:24 am

Shabbat Ends - 9:10 pm

Maariv/Eicha - 9:20 pm (**at the Levering Mill Library, 327 Levering Mill Road**)

This week's D'var Torah will be given by Noam Cohen.

Shabbat Shalom!

Misheberach List

If you would like the gabbai to quietly recite the name of a loved one who is ill during the misheberach l'cholim, please fill out this short form. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Gordan (

Tisha B'Av

Saturday, July 17:

Maariv/Eicha - 9:20 pm (Levering Mill Library)

Sunday, July 18:

Shacharit/Kinnot - 8:30 am (Levering Mill Library)

Fast Ends - 9:10 pm

In The News...

Save the date! Shul members are invited to join us for our annual General Membership Meeting on Sunday, August 15, at 8:00 pm. The meeting will be held on Zoom.

We need help with setup and break down of our tefillah space, especially when we daven outdoors. Please contact Daniel Rabin ( if you can volunteer every few weeks to help out.

If you would like to deliver a D'var Torah on an upcoming Shabbat, please contact Shmuel Honig (

Virtual and Physically Distant Programming: We are always looking for additional ways to close the distance! If you have any ideas, please be in touch with Carolynn Feldblum (

Discretionary Fund

We are pleased to let you know that Sha'arei Orah, as a result of the efforts of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, now has a modest emergency fund to help relieve financial distress caused by COVID-19. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is leading many Emergency Response efforts for our community. They generously created a grant to our shul's Discretionary Fund to support those of us in need. Additional information about the Fund can be found here.

These funds are intended to help those in need of food, medical assistance, rent/mortgage payments and/or medical expenses. If you are in need of assistance, or have any questions, please reach out to Daniel Rabin and we will work to help as much as we are able. Your conversations will remain in the strictest of confidence.

May we all have a year of health, happiness, and prosperity.


If you have not already done so, please renew your membership for the coming year. Those who wish to join as members for the first time can also do so from the same page on our website (payment plans are available). Our growing community depends on support from its members to ensure the continuation and expansion of the services that we currently enjoy. Thank you!

Kiddush and Sponsorships

Basic - $60

Enhanced - $100

Simcha - TBD

If you are interested in sponsoring Kiddush, please contact Alisa Dayanim (

If you are interested in sponsoring other items or events, please contact

Approved list of Kosher Agencies

Leining and Divrei Torah

The next available date to give the D'var Torah is 7/24/2021 (Vaetchanan)- Google Sheet

For questions about Divrei Torah, please contact Shmuel Honig (

The next available date for leining is 9/11/2021 (Vayeilech) - Google Sheet

For questions about Leining, please contact Matt Hamermesh.