Shabbat Announcements — February 8-9, 2019, Parashat Terumah

Shabbat Terumah
4 Adar I, 5779 / February 8-9, 2019 
February Calendar & Happenings:
Shabbat Terumah

Shacharit: 7:00 and 8:00 am 
Candle Lighting: 5:10 pm
Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat: 5:15 pm 
TVT: 6:17 pm
Shabbat Day
Shacharit: 7:159 & 9:15 am 
Mincha Gedola:12:45 pm 
Early Mincha: 3:00 pm
Mincha: 5:00 pm 
Maariv: 6:15 pm
Shabbat Ends: 6:20 pm
Shacharit: 6:45, 7:30 & 8:30 a.m.

Monday &Thursday
Shacharit: 6:45 & 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 
Shacharit: 7:00 a.m. & 8:00 a.m.
Sunday – Thursday Mincha/Maariv: 5:20 p.m.

Sephardic Minyan  
Monday-Friday Korbanot: 6:30 a.m. / Hodu: 6:45 a.m. 
Mincha Friday same as
LMS Mincha  

Shabbat Korbanot:
8:45 a.m. / Hodu: 9:00 a.m.    

Sunday Korbanot:
8:00 a.m. / Hodu: 8:15 a.m. 

Many LMS kids have severe nut allergies.  Please do not bring nut items into the shul, and be especially mindful in the youth and baby rooms.
This week’s Kiddush has been sponsored by Lower Merion Synagogue and a few spiritually minded LMS members.  
The 9:15 a.m. Minyan Kiddush has been sponsored by Paul, Wendy, and Jodi Miller in honor of Brian’s Bar Mitzvah Parashat Terumah this Shabbat. Happy Hebrew Birthday!

Bnei Akiva is sponsoring the Teen Kiddush this Shabbat on behalf of Bnei Akiva of Greater Philadelphia’s Shabbaton.

There will be slow Shira led by Bnei Akiva at their Seudah Shlishit, which will take place on the Lower Level of LMS. 

Bimah Flowers this Shabbat have been sponsored by Betty Ann and Alan Izenman in commemoration of the 4th yahtzheit of Betty Ann’s mother, Jean Soiefer. 
Mazal Tov to Jerome and Lori Lowenthal Marcus upon the birth of a granddaughter,    Sofia James Stern, born to Justin and Chelsey Stern in Ft. Lauderdale!  
Thank you to Ari Schuchman and Israela Friedman for co-chairing the Family Friendly Friday night dinner last Shabbat! 

February 2019 Calendar & Happenings
Thank you to the LMS Gabboim and Eitan Dvir for all of their time and assistance with the February calendar and PDF! The calendar file may be found by: Clicking here 
Adar Yahrzeit Observances 
Please note since it is a leap year, it is the custom of LMS with regards to precedence as serving as shliach tzibbur and receiving aliyos that all Adar yahrzeits in shul are observed in Adar II, except if the passing actually occurred in Adar I of a leap year. There are different customs as to how yahrzeits in this circumstance should be observed. Many people for example kindle a yahrzeit candle and recite kaddish in both months. Everyone is encouraged to retain their family/personal customs in this regard. May all the neshamos have an aliyah.  
New weekly Shiur at 8:00 p.m. Saturday Evenings
LMS is pleased to announce the start of a new Motzei Shabbos program featuring Rabbi Yisroel Reisman direct from Brooklyn, via the The Torah Conferencing Network (TCN). Rabbi Reisman has more than one thousand viewers each week to his shiur which covers many wide-ranging contemporary topics. The one hour broadcast will take place this week in the Beit Midrash at 8:00 p.m. The shiur is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Community Kollel.  
Midreshet Yom Rishon, this Sunday, February 10th
Rachel Abboudi Barris, Judaic Studies Teacher at SAR High School will speak at the next Midreshet Yom Rishon on Sunday, February 10th at 10:00 a.m. The topic will be: “If We Build It, Will He Come?” Please Click here for the flyer

Reminder – LMS Membership Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Monday evening, February 11th
There will an LMS Membership meeting preceding the Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. For any questions, please contact Judy Pomerantz, Board Chair:

LMS Board Meeting, Monday evening, February 11th
The next LMS Board Meeting will take place Monday, February 11th at 8:00 p.m. As per the shul by laws, any member in good standing who wishes to submit an issue to the Board for consideration shall do so by submitting the issue in writing to the Chair of the Board. Members who wish to address the Board shall be entitled to do so by submitting the request in writing to the Chair at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. There will be a closed session of the Board held at the conclusion of the scheduled Board Meeting.

Dr. Tamara Morsel-Eisenberg is a historian of Early Modern Jewry and studies the history of knowledge in 16th-century Ashkenaz, especially the world of halakha. Tamara wrote her dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania, during which time she lived in Lower Merion. She is currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and divides her time between Cambridge and Manhattan, where she lives with her husband, Ori, and her two sons, Yechiel and Emmanuel.Click here to see the flyer 
Talia and David are delighted to sponsor this Shabbat’s Scholar in Residence Program and Seudat Shlishit in honor of their children and grandchildren.
Friday Night Oneg (830pm, at the home of Monique and Stephen Wallace) 
Halakha and the Organization of Knowledge: Why it matters how knowledge is ordered.  
Shabbat Day Lecture Series: Halakha and History
This two-part series will explore the question of Halakha and History: Is a historical attitude to halakhic texts opposed to a religious attitude, and can the study of history contribute to the study of halakha? 
Shabbat Morning -11:45 a.m., following Kiddush in the Beit Midrash): Part I: R’ Yacov Emden and the Zohar – Strange Bedfellows 
Shabbat Afternoon – 4:10 p.m. in the Beit Midrash: Part II: Book History, Print History, and the Zohar 
Seudah Shlishit: Technology, Tradition and Transmission: The Print Revolution and the World of Halakha 

Save-the-Date: Dr. Erica Brown will be Speaking at LMS on Thursday night, February 14th at 8:00 pm. 
Erica will speak on the topic, “Where Have all the Leaders Gone? A Biblical Study of Power and Influence”.
Dr. Erica Brown is an educator and author who consults for non-profit organizations
and serves as the community scholar for The Jewish Center in Manhattan. She was the Scholar-In-Residence for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, where she directed the Jewish Leadership Institute.Erica is the author of ten books and holds degrees from Yeshiva University, University of London, Harvard University and Baltimore Hebrew University. She lectures and writes widely on subjects of Jewish interest and leadership and lives with her husband and children in Silver Spring, Maryland. To see the flyer: https://files.constantcontact.com/ba95804e001/8c992ebb-b328-4570-84d8-195028d466f6.jpg

LMS Tapas Night, February 20th!
LMS Members are invited to a special Tapas Night at Nana’s Kitchen in Bala Cynwyd on Wednesday evening, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. Please register here http://www.tinyurl.com/lmstapas

LMS Membership Directory – Attention Advertisers!
 The LMS Membership Directory is now being prepared. Reserve space by emailing lmsmembershipdirectory@gmail.com by Feburary 18th. The ad form can be found by Clicking here 
Attention LMS Members
Please click here to complete this 2 minute form if you have moved and/or would like your email address(es) and/or cell phone number(s) to be included. If you joined LMS in the past year, the information included in the directory will be that provided on your membership form. Only members in good standing will be listed.  

LMS Sisterhood Challah Bake, Save the Date, March 7th at LMS!
Come join for a lovely evening of challah braiding, light dinner, words of Torah and socializing with friends!
To Register and see the flyer: https://tinyurl.com/LMSChallahBake 
Young Leadership Purim Seudah 2019
Save the date! The Young Leadership Committee will be holding a Purim Seudah on Purim, Thursday, March 21st at LMS! More details to follow! Please reach out to Carly Fried with any questions! To see the flyer: https://files.constantcontact.com/ba95804e001/7a381636-0eb2-4aff-8c79-b052c1e62956.jpg

New Main Kiddush Options
In addition to the monthly Mazal Tov Kiddush, the Kiddush Committee is offering new sponsorship options. Hot and cold Kiddush items are available with menus starting at $450.00 — perfect when you wish to sponsor a Kiddush on your own but don’t want to bring in an outside caterer. To learn more or to reserve a Kiddush, click here.
Welcoming Newcomers to our Community
LMS has many programs to welcome newcomers. Please email the names of anyone you feel would like to be included to Sara Hirsch and Miriam Ciner: lmswelcomesyou@gmail.com. You may also email Rebbetzin Adina Shmidman at ashmidman1@gmail.com.  
Help Welcome the Bnot Sherut
Our new Bnot Sherut have arrived! If you would like to host the Bnot Sherut for a meal, please sign up at: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/r3ezd7. 
Personal Belongings in the LMS Coatroom
Please check the LMS coatroom for your personal belongings. Please make sure to have your name in any coat or jacket left in the coat room. Unclaimed items will be given away after that. In addition, immediately to the left when entering the coatroom are 2 shelves with various members’ belongings. Every 3 weeks these items will be given away.    
Bala Cynwyd Library Parking Lot
The Bala Cynwyd Library has requested that their lot be used for library patrons only. Please use street parking if the LMS lot is full.

Lower Merion Community Mikvah
Appointments must be made in advance and fees are due prior to use. For an appointment, or fee and membership information, visit www.lmcmikvah.org or call 484-808-5626.  Click here for fees, hours and other details. 
Volunteer Opportunities
There are many volunteer opportunities at LMS. Right now, the Shmira and Kiddush Committees are actively seeking volunteers! For questions, sign up here.
Sunday Mornings with Sephardic Minyan
All are invited to join the Sephardic minyan on Sunday mornings for Shacharit at 8:00 a.m., followed by a 15 minute mini-shiur by Sammy Ben-Samuel on Halachot from the Yalkut Yosef. Bagels & coffee will be served. 
Upcoming Shabbat Mincha Leining Schedule– Sign Up Now!
The gabbaim have organized a rotation of boys to lein at Shabbat Mincha. To be included, email Shlomo Troodler at troodler@blankrome.com.

Safety Notice

LMS Youth Announcements
Mrs. Faigy Prupas, Director
Email: youth@lowermerionsynagogue.org

3 Exciting Youth Programs Next Week!  
Motzei Shabbat Basketball – Feb. 9th in the Kohelet Gym 
Middle School Boys: 8:15 – 9:15 pm
High School Boys: 9:15-10:15 pm
Non Member Fee – $5
To see the flyer:
Smiles, Songs, and Stories – A Program with
Morah Shuli Taban – Monday, Feb. 11th
Read Aloud, Puppet Friends, Crafts, Laughs, and so much more!
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m
3-6 year old boys and girls -Upper Level Classrooms
Members $5 per child;Non Members $8 per child
Pizza will be served. To see the flyer:
The Happiness of Giving – A Program with the Bnot Sherut for Chodesh Adar – Tues. Feb. 12th
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
2nd-5th grade, boys and girls
Upper Level, double classroom
Members $5 per child, Non Members $8 per child
Pizza will be served. To see the flyer:
Follow us on Instagram @lms_youth for updates on the latest programs and youth happenings.  
Make sure to tag us at our next event!   
 Coming Soon — LMS Youth Department Newsletter!
CLICK HERE to sign up and receive updates and info about all of our many programs for your children.      
LMS Shabbat Youth Group Registration Form
Parents of children who will be attending Shabbat groups in the coming year should complete the Registration Form. CLICK HERE for the registration form.

Pre-Group Game Room from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.:
Children are invited for a weekly supervised Game Room in the 2nd right-hand upstairs room with Avigayil Pechter.
Groups Meet From 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.
Baby & Toddler Room: 1st left-hand upstairs room with Miriam Yale. Please note this group meets only from 10:00-11:15 a.m. Children under two years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

3Y & 4Y: First right hand room led by Leta Borck.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade – Yael Battash in the far right hand classroom.

2nd & 3rd Grade Boys/Girls: Corner room on the lower level with Stacey Daman. 

4th & 5th Grade Boys: Second left-hand upstairs classroom with Rabbi Dovid Halpern.

4th and 5th grade girls: Right side of the Social Hall with ZC Schwartz.

Teen Minyan will meet this Shabbat at 9:15 a.m. on the lower level, led by Rabbi Josh Friedman.

Middle School Girls Shiur will meet this Shabbat.

Bnos will meet this Shabbat from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor of LMS.

 Bnei Akiva
This Shabbat Bnei Akiva is hosting the greater Philadelphia first regional Shabbaton of 5779 with more than 90 attendees from Philadelphia and Cherry Hill! Bnei Akiva is sponsoring the Teen minyan Kiddush. Bnei Akiva invites everyone to join them during Seudah Shlishit for slow Shira on the lower level of LMS, followed by Maariv and Havdala.  

Torah Youth
Torah Youth will meet this Shabbat from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. If you would like to sponsor or have any questions, please contact Rabbi Sruli Schwartz at Sruli@torahyouth.org or Rabbi Silver at silverdollar@verizon.net. 
Mommy & Me Wednesdays at LMS
Mothers and female care givers are invited to attend Mommy & Me on Wednesdays at LMS from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. led by Rachael Starkman.




One Shul-One Mesechta
Please join One Shul-One Mesechta as they learn Masechet Sukkah this week. This week’s amud is Sukkah 47a. All are welcome!  
The program calendar with the week’s amud, schedule changes and recordings can be found at: http://tinyurl.com/oneshul
Sunday: 8:00 p.m. with Avi Feldblum
Monday8:00 p.m. with Gilad Gevaryahu
Tuesday: After Maariv with David Shakow
Wednesday: After Maariv with Rabbi Silver
Thursday: 7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Gedaliah Feldman
Shabbat: One Shul-One Mesechta will meet with Ronel Elul between mincha and maariv.
Daf Yomi
Sunday: Following 7:30 Shacharit
Monday: 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday: Following Maariv
Wednesday: 9:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 p.m.
Shabbos: Between Mincha and Maariv

9:15 a.m.: Gemara w/ Rabbi Ephraim Goldfein  
9:00 p.m.: Beginner’s Gemara with Steven Weiner
9:00 p.m.  Ein Ya’akov w/ Gilad Gevaryahu
10:30 a.m.: Rabbi Shmidman’s Parsha Shiur for women.
Following Maariv: Rabbi Shmidman’s Advanced Gemara Shiur.
Shmidman’s next shiur: To Be Announced
Post Hashkama Minyan
  * Intermediate Gemara w/ David Shakow
   *Minchas Chinuch Chabura at 8:45 (first 
left-hand upstairs classroom)

1 hour before Mincha:
Midrash (fall/winter) & Pirkei Avot (spring/ summer) w/ Rabbi Avraham Shmidman  

Between Mincha & Maariv: Nach Study Group  
Mi Sheberach
For members unable to be in shul on Shabbat, one may submit the names of cholim, prior to 12 noon on Friday, erev Shabbat, by clicking here.

Memorial Plaques
Individual yahrzeit plaques are available for $360 each, or $300 each for multiple plaques ordered at the same time. Purchase of a plaque also includes a Hebrew entry in the annual Yizkor book with the Hebrew name read at the Yom Kippur Yizkor service. To order, complete the form at the link below and return it to the shul office, together with payment.  

Personal Belongings in the Coat Room 
Please make sure when removing coats and and jackets from the LMS coat room that they in fact belong to you and are not just a similar item that looks like your coat. Several LMS members have had their coats taken from the LMS coat room during the last few weeks. 

New LMS Kiddush Options
In addition to the monthly Mazal Tov Kiddush, the Kiddush Committee is offering new sponsorship options. Hot and cold Kiddush items are available with menus starting at $475.00 — perfect when you wish to sponsor a Kiddush on your own but don’t want to bring in an outside caterer. To learn more or to reserve a Kiddush, click here. 

Building Evacuation Volunteers Needed
Volunteers from ALL minyanim are needed to assist in the event of an emergency evacuation. To participate, email Aaron Epstein at aaronep@yahoo.com

Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile is a simple and effective way to support LMS every time you shop, and at no cost to you. How does it work? 
1. Visit www.smile.amazon.com.   
2. Sign in with your existing Amazon credentials or create an account. 
3. Choose Lower Merion Synagogue as your charitable recipient and start shopping! There is no extra cost to you at checkout and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to LMS.
4. Please remember to use the www.smile.amazon.com link each time. 

Safety Vests for Walkers/Bikers Leaving LMS After Dark
A donation of a limited number of two types of high visibility vests has been made. These are for someone who may be walking/ running or biking in the street during low light conditions, such as before early shachris or after ma’ariv. Please note neither type meets ASCII standards and should not be used where OSHA would require such.
Join the LMS Chesed Initiative
The LMS Chesed Initiative addresses the many needs of our community and facilitates chesed opportunities that help build cohesiveness and a sense of unity. There are many opportunities to help — providing rides and packing meals are just some. To sign up, click here or contact the Co-Chairs, Rebbetzin Adina Shmidman and Stefanie Bloom. 

New LMS Memorial & Tribute Cards Available
LMS has new Memorial & Tribute cards available for sale. Cards may be purchased at the shul office or mailed on your behalf. $7.50/card, $36/5 cards and $70/10 cards.
Stroller and Baby Carriages
Strollers and baby carriages present a fire and safety hazard in a crowded building. They may not be brought into the shul (including the coatroom and sanctuary) nor left in the entry walkway. During inclement weather, they may be brought into the Social Hall. 
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