Sha'arei Orah Announcements

Parashat Shelach - 25 Sivan 5781 - June 4-5, 2021

Shabbat Schedule

Candle Lighting - 8:07 pm

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

Latest Shema (Magen Avraham) - 8:21 am

Latest Shema (Gra & Baal HaTanya) - 9:13 am

Shabbat Ends - 9:09 pm

Mazal Tov to Yehudit and Ben Kandel upon the birth of a baby girl! Mazal tov as well to siblings Ezra, Elan and Nina!

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz will take place from Wednesday night, June 9 through Friday evening, June 11.

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 (

In The News...

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.

Parsha Class: Our weekly parsha class will meet THIS Wednesday, June 9 at 8:30 pm! Come and learn with Yael Keller about parashat Korach.

Girls Night Out returns THIS Thursday, June 10 at 8:30 pm in the Dayanim backyard! Please contact Carolynn Feldblum ( for the address and further details.

We are excited to introduce new kids programming on Shabbat mornings! Beginning next week, June 12, Julie Zagdanski will lead a short program for children. Stay tuned for more details.

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!
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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 7/3/2021 (Pinchas)- Google Sheet

For questions about Divrei Torah, please contact Shmuel Honig (

The next available date for leining is 7/10/2021 (Matot-Masei) - Google Sheet

For questions about Leining, please contact Matt Hamermesh.