Shabbat Noah

4 Cheshvan 5779 / October 12-13 2018

Click here for the LMS October Calendar.



Shabbat Noah
Candle Lighting: 6:08 pm
Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:15 pm
TVT: 7:15 pm
Shabbat Day
Shacharit: 7:15, 9 & 9:15 am
Early Mincha: 4:00 pm

Mincha: 6:00 pm

Maariv: 7:13 pm
Shabbat Ends: 7:18 pm
Shacharit: 6:45, 7:30, 8:30 a.m.

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

Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday:
Shacharit: 7:00 & 8:00 a.m.
Sunday – ThursdayMincha/Maariv: 6:05 p.m
This week’s Kiddush has been sponsored by the Fiederer Family in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of Noach Dov Fiederer. Mazal Tov!
Bimah Flowers this Shabbat have been sponsored by Dr. Charles and Judith Blumstein, proud maternal grandparents of the Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov!
Mazal Tov to Yoni and Julia Freund upon the birth of a son! The Shalom Zachor will be from 9:00 – 10:30 p.m. at their apartment – 1 Montgomery Avenue, #312. The bris IY”H will take place at LMS Monday, after the 8:00 a.m. Shacharit in the Main Sanctuary.
Mazal Tov to Carly and Mordy Fried upon the birth of a daughter!
Mazal Tov to Eli and Tamar Miller upon the birth of a son! The Shalom Zachor will be from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. at their apartment 121 Montgomery Avenue, #206.
Mazal Tov to Wendie and Stephen Sittenfield upon the birth of a grandson, born to Sarit and Avihu Gabay-Rapuch in Jerusalem!
Thank you
Thank you to all those who baked and supported the Holla for Challah program to benefit LMS Youth Programming! Thank you to Faye Schuchman and Patty Towler for co-chairing the event!

The Levin family wishes to thank the LMS community for the warmth and support they received following the passing of Jay’s mother, Mrs. Doris Levin, Z”L.


LMS Board Meeting
The next LMS Board Meeting will be this Monday, October 15th at 8:00 p.m.  At the end of the meeting, there will be a closed session for Board members only.  Under our new by-laws, if a shul member or a Board member would like to add a subject to the Board agenda, they need to contact the Chair of the Board (Judy Pomerantz) no less than 48 hours before the meeting.
Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier, Parshat Lech Lecha, next Shabbat, October 19-20 at LMS
CLICK HERE for details.  Rabbi Shlomo Zuckier is a PhD candidate in Ancient Judaism at Yale University, a member of Yeshiva University’s Kollel Elyon, and an AJS Dissertation Completion Fellow. A Founding Editor of The Lehrhaus, he previously served as Director of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Yale University. Shlomo is an alumnus of Yeshivat Har Etzion and Yeshiva University (BA, MA, Semicha), as well as of the Wexner, Tikvah, and Kupietzky Kodshim Fellowships. He has lectured widely across North America.
Rabbi Zuckier will speak on the following topics:

Friday Night Oneg at the home of Lisa and David Stein at 8:45 pm:
“The History of Nachas: From Jewish Mothers to Sacrifice”

Shabbat Morning at 12:00 p.m. in the Beit Midrash (babysitting provided):
“Where Does Holiness Come from? The Rav’s Approach to Kedusha”

Seudah Shlishit:
“How Odd of God to Choose the Jews: Of Avraham Avinu and
Bechiras Yisrael”.

Generously sponsored by Kohelet Yeshiva, Judy and Gary Stein, and Ruth and Ronel Elul. Additional sponsorships are welcomed. Please email Ronel Elul if you wish to be a sponor: ronel@elul.org.

Monthly Mazal Tov Kiddush, next Shabbat October 20th
The next monthly Mazal Tov Kiddush will take place next Shabbat, October 20th! Tell us what you have to celebrate and we will include it in the announcements! When else can you sponsor a kiddush for $36?! Please emailKiddushLMS@gmail.com if you wish to participate.
Tea & Torah, Shabbat, October 20th
There will be a Tea & Torah next Shabbat, October 20th at the home of Alisha Abboudi at 4:30 p.m. The speaker will be Carolyn Hochstadter.
Upcoming Sr. Programs

On Tuesday, October 23rd at 1:00 p.m.  Seniors & Friends are invited to a film “The Third Man” starring Orson Welles. Suri Rabinovici will lead a discussion of this classic film set in post-war Vienna. All are invited!

Save the Date for the LMS Old Member/ New Member Party
Please save the date of motzei Shabbat, December 15th. Details to be announced soon!
Panel Discussion Led by Professor Chaim Saiman
LMS is pleased to announce a panel discussion and book launch for Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, newly published by long-time LMS member Chaim Saiman.  The book traces how the Talmud transformed everything into a legal question-and Jewish law into a way of thinking and talking about everything. Halakhah therefore takes on the role that other societies assign to philosophy, political theory, theology, as well as art, drama, and literature. Thus even laws that serve no practical purpose offer surprising insights into timeless questions about what it means to be a Jew and a human. Click here for further details.
The event will take place after the Yom Tov and further details will follow. Copies of the book are now available at the LMS office for $20. ($30 on Amazon).
Board Meeting Communication
At the recent board meeting some LMS committees made presentations.  CLICK HERE to read the updates the committee chairs would like to share with the membership.
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.
Registration for Fall After-School and Sunday Youth Programs

See the Youth Department section below for details.

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.

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
LMS Shabbat Youth Group Registration Form

Parents of children who will be attending Shabbat groups in the coming year should complete the Registration Form at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/06svntYjltZ4BgTl1
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 meets at 9:15 on the lower level led by Rabbi Josh Friedman. Please note the teen minyan will now meet in the classroom in which the Sephardi Minyan used to take place
Middle School Girls’ Shiur:
Right side of the Social Hall led by Mrs. Zahava Bauer (Middle School Girls daven with Teen Minyan at 9:15 am and then are invited to learn with Mrs. Bauer between the end of Shacharit and the beginning of Mussaf.)
Bnei Akiva this Shabbat
Bnei Akiva will meet 1 hour before mincha on the Lower Level this Shabbat.

Torah Youth this Shabbat
Torah Youth is back!  Boys grades K – 8th.  4 – 5 pm at LMS in the Social Hall.  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.

After-School and Sunday Programs

Programs are being organized for all ages and details will be shared asap.
*After-School Soccer: Click here for the flyer
*Sunday Ballet and Creative Movement: Click here for the flyer

One Shul-One Mesechta
Please join One Shul-One Mesechta as they learn Masechet Sukkah this week. This week’s amud is Sukkah 39b. 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
Monday: 8:00 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 at 5:00 p.m. with Ronel Elul.
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 w/ Rabbi Schwersenski
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
3:00 p.m.: Rebbetzin Shmidman’s shiur on alternate Tuesdays
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.
Join the Shmira Committee
Thank you to our Shmira volunteers! These individuals assist in monitoring the shul entrance on Shabbat along with our professional guard. Additional volunteers are needed for a one-hour per month commitment. To join, contact Mira Singer or Gwen Horowitz.
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?
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.