Sha'arei Orah Announcements

Parashat Vayeilech - 5 Tishrei 5782 - Sep 10-11, 2021

Shabbat Schedule


Candle Lighting - 7:00 pm

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

Latest Shema (Magen Avraham) - 9:06 am

Latest Shema (Gra & Baal HaTanya) - 9:47 am

Shabbat Ends - 7:59 pm

This week's D'var Torah will be given by Esti Honig.

Shabbat Shalom!

In The News...

Sponsorship Opportunities: We are still accepting sponsorships for our new Rosh Hashana machzorim ($36 per machzor) and the davening tent (which will be used again for Yom Kippur). Visit our Donate page and choose the appropriate option from the drop-down menu.

Lulav and Etrog Pickup: Stay tuned for information regarding picking up your lulav and etrog orders. If you have any questions, contact Susie Ratner.

Sukkah Share Program: If you would like to share your sukkah with others who need one, or if you will be in need of using someone else's sukkah, fill out this form and we will make an arrangement! If you have any questions, contact Molly Sinderbrand.

Simchat Torah Women's Reading: If you would like to participate in our women's Torah reading this year, please reach out to Molly Sinderbrand. Volunteers for any amount, from one aliyah to all five, are welcome.


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!

Leining and Divrei Torah

The next available date for leining is 9/21/2021 (Sukkot I) - Google Sheet

For questions about Leining, please contact Matt Hamermesh.

The next available date to give the D'var Torah is 9/18/2021 (Haazinu)- Google Sheet

For questions about Divrei Torah, please contact Shmuel Honig (

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

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 (

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.