Sha'arei Orah Announcements

Parashat Bamidbar - 4 Sivan 5781 - May 14-15, 2021

Shabbat Schedule

Candle Lighting - 7:50 pm

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Shacharit - 9:00 am (ONLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP BEFORE SHABBAT. Please reach out for details)

Latest Shema (Magen Avraham) - 8:32 am

Latest Shema (Gra & Baal HaTanya) - 9:20 am

Shabbat Ends - 8:52 pm

This week's D'var Torah will be given by Yael Keller, in honor of the yahrtzeit of her father, Larry Kletter.

Shabbat Shalom!

Shavuot Schedule

Shavuot I (Sunday, May 16 - Monday, May 17):

Candle Lighting - 7:52 pm

Tikkun Leil Shavuot - 10:30 pm (details below)

Shacharit - 9:30 am *(NOTE THE LATER START TIME)* (ONLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP BEFORE SHABBAT. Please reach out for details)

Latest Shema (Magen Avraham) - 8:30 am

Latest Shema (Gra & Baal HaTanya) - 9:19 am

D'var Torah - Esti Honig

Shavuot II (Monday, May 17 - Tuesday, May 18):

Candle Lighting - 8:53 pm

Shacharit - 9:00 am (ONLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP BEFORE SHABBAT. Please reach out for details)

Latest Shema (Magen Avraham) - 8:30 am

Latest Shema (Gra & Baal HaTanya) - 9:19 am

D'var Torah - Avi Feldblum

Yizkor - Not before 10:30 am

Community Walk - 4:00 pm (details below)

Yom Tov Ends - 8:54 pm

If weather allows we will be learning in the Keller backyard on Sunday night, May 16 for a community led Tikkun. If we are unfortunate enough to have a windy and rainy night, we will move inside and will need to limit attendance to those who are fully vaccinated.

**Please fill out this form to indicate if you plan to attend the Tikkun. Indoors or outdoors, prior sign up is required.**

Tikkun Schedule (Sunday night, May 16):

10:30 pm - Susie Ratner - "The Scarcity Dilemma: Torah Perspectives on Vaccine Priority"

11:05 pm - Noam Cohen - "Saw You at Sinai: Israel and God as Spouses"

12:00 am - Rabbi Adam Mayer - "I've Had Enough! Sources on Satiation and Growth"

12:50 am - Avi Feldblum - "The Nature of Sanhedrin and Halakhic Process According to Rambam"

1:30 am - Yael Keller - "What's His Name Again? Taking a Closer Look at Ploni Almoni in Megillat Rut"

*The schedule is approximate and includes breaks for snacks/coffee.

Please join us for a community walk on the second day of Shavuot, Tuesday, May 18! We will meet at 4:00 pm near the Trail's End Cafe. We ask participants to remain physically distant, wear masks and to ensure that, if children need to eat, they only remove masks at a significant and safe distance.

Chag Sameach!

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 Daniel Rabin (

In The News...

Parsha Class: Our weekly parsha class will meet THIS Wednesday, May 19 at 8:30 pm! Come and learn with Yael Keller about parashat Nasso.

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 Will Keller 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!
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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 5/22/2021 (Nasso)- Google Sheet

For questions about Divrei Torah, please contact Shmuel Honig (

The next available date for leining is 6/5/2021 (Shelach) - Google Sheet

For questions about Leining, please contact Matt Hamermesh.