Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz
Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Rabbi Leener traveled to Poland with Rabbi Avi Weiss to protest a church that was formally a SS headquarter. Check out their coverage in the New York Times
, Times of Israel
, and Jerusalem Post
In This Week's Email:
Thank you this week's Tot Shabbat volunteer, Adi Eliyahu
5:30 PM Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv (1027 Pacific)
9:30 AM - Shacharit (PS 9 Auditorium)
D'var Torah by Rabbi Leener
10:30 AM - PHS Kids
Kiddush is sponsored by the PHS Kiddush Fund.
4:30 PM Mincha/Seudah Shlishit/Ma'ariv/Havdalah (1027 Pacific)
If you are seeking hospitality for Shabbat meals, please reach out to the Hospitality Committee.
Friday Night services take place at 1027 Pacific Street. This space can be reached via elevator or by descending two flights of stairs, but please note that the Shabbat settings on the elevator have not yet been programmed. If you have any questions about Shabbat-related access needs, please reach out to Rabbi Leener. Shabbat Day services will take place in the PS 9 Auditorium at 80 Underhill Ave (entrance on Underhill). For further information, including accessibility information, please visit our website or email email@example.com.
Monday and Thursday Morning Minyan
We are experimenting with weekday minyanim! Start your Monday and Thursday mornings right with Shacharit and Torah Reading. Please reach out to Rabbi Leener with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Time: 6:30 am, Mondays and Thursdays
Location: 1027 Pacific.
Want real-time updates on minyan? Ready to raise your hand to leyn? Interested in daf yomi? If you'd like to join the WhatsApp groups for davening, leyning, or daf yomi, please email email@example.com. (Men and women welcome).
PHS Education: Winter Schedule
Advanced Talmud for Everyone with Noah Greenfield - TONIGHT
Whether you have experience with Talmud or are a novice, this class will explore seminal philosophical, religious and legal themes in the Talmud, based off of the teachings of Rabbi Dr. Joseph Soloveitchik.
When: Thursday nights, 8:30PM
Where: Home of Noah and Nava Greenfield (email firstname.lastname@example.org for address. Building is elevator accessible but there are a few stairs to access the living room. The Greenfield home is pet-free.)
For those interested in updates on our weekly Thursday night “Advanced Talmud for Everyone” class, feel free to join our new WhatsApp group here: https://chat.whatsapp.com/HtniC6reZTi5N3cdLQ2m4i
Adventures in Hassidic Thought with Rabbi Jon Leener
Join Rabbi Leener as we explore the personalities and teachings of the great Hassidic Masters. From the Baal Shem Tov to Rav Kook, we will examine how these mystics redefined Jewish notions around the nature of God, the purpose of creation, the role of Man, the mission of Israel, the goal of the Torah, and much more! Please sign up here.
For: All learners are welcome. Hebrew is not required.
Where: 1027 Pacific
Dates & Topics (all begin at 8:00pm): 2/3 Torah; 3/2 Prayer; 3/16 Divine Providence; 2/30 Yeshiva; 4/20 Joy; 5/4 Messianic Era
If you have suggestions or want to get involved, email email@example.com.
Save the Date: Purim March 9th-10th
Celebrate Purim with PHS on March 9th and 10th! Join us for an evening reading of Megillat Esther and a festive party.
We are looking for megillah leyners! If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For women interested in leyning Megillah specifically for the evening reading on 3/9, please email Talia Kirshenbaum at email@example.com. (This is for seasoned leiners and also women who are interested in learning to lein Megillah for the first time.)
Mazal Tov to former PHS-ers Josh and Nashira Pearl on the birth of their baby boy! Born 1/18/20 at 9:09AM, 9lbs 2oz, 21in. Mom and baby are doing great. If you have a lifecycle event or other mazel tov, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PHS community relies on the Greater Crown Heights Eruv, the Brooklyn Heights Eruv, and the Park Slope Eruv. For a map of the boundaries for the eruvim please follow this link. To donate for the upkeep of the Greater Crown Heights Eruv click here.
We are excited to note that the eruv covers our new home, 1027 Pacific Street. See below for a close up image of the new boundaries (Grand Ave, Atlantic Ave, Classon Ave, then Pacific Ave)