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ידיעון עדכני, מהדורות קודמות ומידע נוסף באתר

Rabbi Jacob Berman Community Center

מרכז קהילתי ע"ש הרב יעקב ברמן

Parashat Terumah 5779 פרשת תרומה תשע'ט


Candle Lighting: Friday February 8 16:59
Havdala: Saturday February 9 17:59



Kiddush on Shabbat is jointly sponsored by the following members marking Yahrtzeits of their loved ones in the months of Adar:

Yechezkel Babkoff in memory of his mother, יכלה צילה בת יחזקאל
Thelma Bernstein-Arvatz in memory of her father, Nathan ben Aharon
Betsy Bogdansky in memory of her mother, Gwendolyn Bougess bat Chaim and Sarah Rubenstein
Charles Hexter in memory of his father, Leo Hexter - אריה בן משולם
Rhea Israel in memory of her mother, יהודית בת אליהו משה
Jonathan Marder in memory of his father, Daniel ben Shlomo
Greta Rosenberg in memory of her father, עזריאל  תרשיש
Sandy Sampson in memory of his mother, Bracha bat Ze'ev
Tamar Unger in memory of her father מרדכי צבי גולד בן יקותיאל יהודה ויהודית

Hashkama minyan qiddush is sponsored by Deena Lederman and Shmuel Berkowitz


Bar/Bat Mitzva:

  • Mazal Tov to Anita and Fred Naider on the Bar Mitzva of their grandson, Elhanan Kohn, son of Elana and Yonatan Kohn. The Bar Mitzva will take place this Shabbat in Yad Binyamin

Bereavement and Memorial זיכרון ושכול

  • We regret to announce the passing of Lionel Levinson z"l, the father of our member Pinchas Levinson. The funeral took place on Wednesday Feb. 6 in Jerusalem. Pinchas will be sitting shiva with his brother in Haifa (Rechov Nachshon 11) through Friday morning. He will be sitting at his home (25 Sapir) from Saturday evening, Feb. 9 (Ma'ariv at 17:52) through Tuesday morning, Feb. 12. Pinchas can be reached at 052-880-1072. Davening times are Shacharit: 6:15, Mincha: 17:15, Ma'ariv: 17:45. המקום ינחם אותו בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים
  • The unveiling of the tombstone for Annice Grinberg ע"ה will take place אי"ה on Sunday, February 10, at the Rehovot Cemetery. We will meet at the main reception area at 3 p.m. and proceed to the grave site, which is located in Azor נח , Row ז, Number 22. Please call Ira Grinberg, 052-2891865, if you have any questions.
  • There will be an Azkara for Mimi Hershkowitz a”h at the Rehovot cemetery this coming Monday, February 11th, at 4:45 PM.

SHUL ACTIVITIES, EVENTS AND REMINDERS תזכורות, אירועים ופעילויות של בית הכנסת

  • Lost and found. A bracelet was found on the grass outside of shul. For more information contact Sari Colb, 0525542050.
  • נמצא צמיד על הדשא לבית כנסת ברמן. ניתן לפנות לשרי קולב. טלפון 0525542050.
  • Minutes of the February 2nd board meeting are available on the Member Documents section of our website (member login required).
  • דוח של ישיבת ועד ביה"כ מה2 לפברואר ניתן למצוא בדף מסמכים באתר (דרושה סיסמה).
  • Join us for a lecture by Mark Lavie, who will present his new book, “Why Are We Still Afraid?” at Berman’s on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 8 pm. The book is a personal look at his 46 years as a reporter, editor, and broadcaster in Israel, and he comes to a surprising conclusion. He’ll be selling and signing paperback copies of his book.
  • הרצאה. מרק לביא יציג את ספרו החדש Why are we still afraid בהרצאה ביום א' 10.2.19 בשעה 2000 בבה"כ. בספר המחבר מביא מהוויותיו מ-46 השנים שלו ככתב שטח, עורך, ושדרן בארץ, והוא מסיק מסקנה מפתיעה. ההרצאה תנתן באנגלית, אם אפשרות לשאלות ותשובות בעברית. ניתן לרכוש ספר במקום, עם הקדשה מעת הסופר.
  • This week...and every winter Motzaei Shabbat. Horim, Yeladim, Pizza and Learning (HYPAL) in the shul library 20 minutes after Shabbat ends (starting this week at 6:20 PM). This week's pizza is sponsored anonymously. "Come for the pizza and prizes; stay for the learning."
  • **השבוע**ערב הורים, ילדים, פיצה ולימוד יתקיים במוצאי שבת בספריית בית הכנסת 20 דקות לאחר צאת השבת (החל מהשעה 6:20).
  • Torah readers [still] needed for many parshiot for 5779. To volunteer, please contact Rami Shanani for the main minyan, or Moshe Appel for the Hashkama minyan.
  • מי שמעוניין לקרוא בתורה בשנת תשע'ט מתבקש לפנות לרמי שאנני למנין המרכזי, או למשה אפל למנין ההשכמה.
  • Weekly Taamei Hamikra sheet הטעמה נכונה בקריאת התורה, מדור שבועי


Please note that we don't take responsibility for anything. Happy Adar

  • Returning soon by popular demand. Rabbi Dr. Yissachar Seussowitz will be giving another fascinating shiur on a Shabbat in the near future. His topic this year will be "Mitzvos associated with Adar Aleph".
  • New initiative at Bermans. In feedback we received after the high holidays, many people stated that it is very inconvenient for them to sign up for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur seats in August, when even contemplating the chagim ruins their summer vacation. Accordingly, we are opening a limited time early-bird reservation option for high holiday 5780 seats. This month, you may reserve your favorite seat, and are not limited to requesting a window or an aisle. Our supercomputers are programed to understand free language queries such as "Please seat me in the seat Mrs X used before she moved away". We will do our best to honor any reasonable request. Please also note our new pricing structure. Premium seats include extra legroom, cancellation insurance, and tables in the Hashkama minyan. Early access to the kiddush before Adon Olam / Yigdal requires an additional fee (No early access is available on Motza'ei Yom Kippur). Watch your in-boxes for an email with detailed ordering instructions.
  • **CANCELLED** Rabbi Seussowitz just informed us that upon serious and extended reflection, he could not think of a single Mitzva specific for Adar I, and he is therefore compelled to cancel his shiur. He reminds everyone that extra attention to tzniyus is always appropriate, and would be happy to share his views on the spiritual benefits of gender-separated kiddushim. Details regarding this lecture will be coming soon. The Committee.


Chesed links: shabbat hospitality (if you would like invitations or to volunteer to host), contact info. and details of new families, policy for MiSheberachs for the ill. For additional details regarding Chesed activites, please see our website, under community.

קישורי "חסד": אירוח בשבת; מידע ופרטי התקשרות של משפחות חדשות בקהילה; "מי שברך" לחולים (מדיניות כאן). לפרטים נוספים היכנסו לאתר בית הכנסת בעמוד "קהילה".

  • Welcome to Beth and Yossi Benzino! Yossi is originally from Beer Sheva and is working as a mechanical engineer in Park Hamada. Beth made a aliyah around 3.5 years ago from the states and works as a pediatric physical therapist. Contact info: Beth - 0587150974
  • Welcome to Chen and Yisrael Ben Avraham! Yisrael is from Colorado and Chen is a born and bred Israeli. They are both studying at the Hebrew University Faculty of Agriculture. Yisrael is studying plant sciences and hopes to do a master's in chemistry or molecular biology and Chen is hoping to be a veterinarian upon the completion of her studies. Contact info:,, C- 0508299325 Y - 0584576123

CALENDAR לוח זמנים

  • A PDF calendar of davening times and shiurim is available for download (here).
  • ניתן להוריד את לוח זמני התפילה והשיעורים בפורמט PDF – כאן.
  • Live calendar below with full schedule of Berman events, and other happenings. Click on any event to see details. If calendar doesn't appear click here.
  • הלוח להלן כולל את לוח הזמנים המלא של כל האירועים הרשמיים של קהילת ברמן ואירועים אחרים. הקישו על האירוע לקבלת פרטים נוספים. אם הלוח לא מופיע, לחצו כאן.
  • Members organizing private events (e.g. wedding, bar/bat mitzva, etc.) are requested to have their event listed as an anonymous "private event" to avoid scheduling conflicts. Register here or send details to
  • חברים המארגנים אירועים פרטיים (כגון חתונה, מסיבת בר/בת-מצווה, וכדו') מתבקשים להירשם כדי שנוכל לרשום את התאריך כאירוע אנונימי פרטי ביומן. המטרה היא למנוע כפל אירועים באותו יום. הרשם בקישור זה או לשלוח פרטים ל


Please note that we take no responsibility for the Halachic propriety or kashrut of items listed. By posting in the Berman bulletin you understand that the details you provide are likely to remain publicly visible on the internet. We cannot remove announcements from our archives after a notice has run.

  • Join us as the ESRA Rehovot Branch presents Steve Linde, who will talk about ‎“The Ups and Downs of Being a Journalist in Israel.”‎ Steve was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post, and currently is the ‎Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Report. He was born in Zimbabwe and grew up in Durban, South Africa, and made Aliyah in ‎‎1987. He served in the IDF Artillery Corps, and lives in Jerusalem.‎ Wednesday, 20 February. 19:30 Light Refreshments, 20:00 Talk. Venue: Havayot Schweitz, 1 Kronenberg St, Rehovot. Admission: NIS35; ESRA members NIS25. Reservations: Booking Office 09-7482957 or online at
  • Lecture. Rebbetzin Dina Hurwitz. Rabbi Yitzi & Rebbetzin Dina Hurwitz are from L.A. Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz has been stricken with ALS. Through their unexpected journey, Dina has given hope and faith to thousands. Dina combines bitochen with simcha! She will be speaking in English, to women, in Rehovot on Wednesday, February 20, 14/15 Adar Aleph, at 20:00. Place: Beit Knesset: Zachor Avraham (left entry) Madar 31. Entry: 30 nis, Sponsor: 50 nis, Elite Sponsor: 100 nis. (parking at Sharona plaza, nearby) For info contact: Elana: 053 278 3078
  • Apartment for sale. Menucha Venachala 58 (near schools and shuls), 4 rooms, rear = quiet, small garden (sukkah, machsan), renovated, huge living and kitchen, short walking distance from Berman and other shuls! 1.7 million NIS. For details : Yssachar 054-4779930.
  • למכירה דירה 4 חדרים ברח' מנוחה ונחלה 58 (קרוב לבתי ספר ובתי כנסת), עורפית = שקטה, גינה קטנה (סוכה, מחסן), משופצת, סלון ומטבח ענקיים, מרחק הליכה קצר מברמן ובתי כנסת אחרים! M1.7 ₪. לפרטים: יששכר 054-4779930.
  • Double sink for sale- For sale, double sink, suitable for a meter wide cabinet, white color. The sink is from SHONY. It is resistant to stains and scratches, and has a 10-year warranty. Still in original packaging and unused, sold because of mistake made by kitchen designer. Price - 2000 NIS, pickup from Rehovot.
  • למכירה, כיור סיליגרניט כפול, מתאים לארון ברוחב מטר, צבע לבן, מתאימה להתקנה שטוחה או תחתונה. הכיור תוצרת SHONY עמיד לכתמים ושריטות ועם אחריות של 10 שנים. עדיין באריזה המקורית ולא היה בשימוש, נמכר בגלל חוסר התאמה. מחיר - 2000 שקלים, איסוף מרחובות.

Last week's Basement

  • Seeking a metapelet for a 3 month old baby on Rehov Meltzer (near Berman shul). 4 days a week. Tehillah 0544805828
  • דרושה מטפלת לתינוקת בת 3 חודשים ל-4 ימים בשבוע. העבודה ברחוב מלצר (ליד בית הכנסת ברמן). המלצות חובה. תהילה 05448058258
  • Apartment available for rent. New 5 room apartment with balcony available for long-term rental. Balcony is partially open to sky for a Sukka. Apartment has fitted kitchen with separate sinks. There is a hand-wash basin for netilat yadayim, air-conditioning, etc. and is situated on 5th floor of a building aimed at religious Zionist community on Rehov Palmach 5, Rehovot. For more details, please phone 050-579-5525.
  • Apartment for sale. 5.5 rooms, mirpeset, parking and joint machsan. Renovated Bathrooms. Huge bedrooms and living room. Carmel street, walking distance from Berman. 2.4 million NIS. For details : Anat 052-774-8308.
  • למכירה דירת 5.5 חדרים פלוס מרפסת, חניה ומחסן משותף. ברחוב הכרמל. מרחק הליכה מברמן. חדרי שינה וסלון ענקיים. שירותים ומקלחת משופצים מהיסוד. 2.4 מיליון שח. פרטים: ענת 052-774-8308.
  • Apartment wanted. Looking for a 3 room apt in Rehovot /near Gordesky area, must be pet friendly and rent no more than 4000 nis/monthly. Starting April. Nina Brenner. Email: Call, text or WhatsApp: 054-218-2799.




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