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Virtual Opportunities From The Clergy

Rabbi Raskin

Thoughts from Rabbi Raskin:


One of the most celebrated contributions Jews have made to popular culture is the invention of the superhero.  Almost every major superhero character known and beloved to generations of American children-and many adults too-came to us courtesy of a Yiddisher Kup.  Superman was invented by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster; Joe Simon and Jack Kirby came up with Captain America; Bob Kane and Bill Finger introduced us to Batman; Stan Lee, whose real name is Stanley Lieber, gave us the impressive line up that includes Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic 4, Ironman, the X-Men, Thor, and the Avengers.  But the very first Jewish-inspired superhero of all comes courtesy of the Haftarah this week.  It is none of other than Samson, Shimshon, the only character in the Bible who is referred to as a Gibbor, meaning a hero or a champion.  His extraordinary strength was bestowed upon him by God so that he could defend the Israelites against their menacing enemies, the Philistines.  Indeed he slayed 1,000 Philistines with the jawbone of an ass!  Maybe this is why, many generations later, Jews invented superheroes, who they imagined would protect them, fight their battles, and vanquish their’s telling that many of those famous comic book characters were created in the nightmarish timeperiod of the 1930’s and 40’s.  If only one of those superheroes could have jumped off the pages and come to the rescue of millions of Jews...
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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturdays at 10:00 AM
*Click here for the link for the Shabbat morning service (please note that it will only work at the time of the service) and press the play button on the screen.
* Download the Siddur Here, and choose

"Siddur Sim Shalom: Shabbat Morning"


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Hesed Committee
We are looking for new members and would love for you to join us at our next meeting on June 15 at 8:15 pm. To find out more information or to join, please email the committee here.

Traditional Sunday Evening Minyan
Traditional evening Minyan led by David Marcus. Prayers will be shared on the screen. Kaddish will be recited if there are 10 people on Zoom. Starting on April 19, every Sunday at 7:45 PM. 
Zoom link here.

Virtual Morning Minyan with Rabbi Raskin

* 8 AM, Monday - Friday  * 9:00 AM, Sunday
Kaddish will be recited daily (when there is a minyan present on zoom)
* Kaddish list will be read daily
* Download Siddur Sim Shalom 
Here, and choose "Siddur Sim Shalom: Shaharit for Weekdays"
* Click for the Zoom link 
Meeting ID: 358 616 222  Password: 
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+19294362866,,358616222# US

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Hazzan  Ozur Bass

Contemplative Practice Based On The Evening Service with Hazzan Ozur Bass
7:30 PM, Monday - Thursday
* 30 minutes of spiritual engagement based on the evening services. We’ll use chants, nigunim, and the traditional melodies to guide us in prayerful connections.
* Tune into Facebook Live on the  Har Shalom Facebook Page OR
Zoom. Kaddish will be recited (when there is a minyan present on Zoom)

*Kabbalat Shabbat starting at 6 pm, Friday: Sing along to your favorite melodies from Shabbat evening service on Facebook Live. * Tune into Facebook Live on the  Har Shalom Facebook Page or
via Zoom hereKaddish will be recited if there are 10 people on Zoom.

Virtual  Meeting with the Clergy

Please reach out to the Clergy Assistant, Leslie, to set up a virtual meeting with either clergy member!

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