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Esther’s Use of Prayer and its Impact on Ours: Finding the Right Words in a Broken World

I have always been amazed by Esther’s bravery. As we will read in the Megilla on Purim, Queen Esther approaches King Achashverosh in order to petition him to spare the Jews from the evil plot of Haman. Esther acknowledges that she is putting her life at risk in order to ask to see the king. The law is harsh—whoever enters into the inner court to see the king without being invited shall be put to death. If Achashverosh offers Esther his golden scepter, however, she will be spared and can plea for the fate of the Jewish people. In preparation for this meeting, Esther calls a three day fast for all the Jews in Shushan in order to pray for the continued existence of the Jewish people.… Read more

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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Wading in the Waters of Activism

Sermon at the The Ministers’ Fellowship Council of White Plains and Vicinity along with the White Plains Religious Leaders 3rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Joint Worship Service Calvary Baptist Church of White Plains, 188 Orawaupum Street, White Plains, NY, 7pm, 1/15/17 I first want to thank Reverend Trollinger and Pastor Dalton for… Read more

Countering Fear and Violence by Coming Together

Dear Friends, On Thursday night of last week we entered into the new month of Av. Av is a month of sadness in the midst of destruction, yet it also contains within it the seeds of hope. The beginning of Av introduces the “nine days,” which culminates in the ninth day of the Hebrew month… Read more

This week March 24 - 30

Fri. evening services 6:00pm
Sat. Shabbat services 9:15am
Ruach Shabbat 11:00am
Sun. Minyan 9:00am
Mon. Minyan 7:00am
Thur. Minyan 7:00am
Fri. Candle Lighting: 6:55pm
Sat. Havdalah: 7:54pm

Parashat Vayachel and Pekudei

The Israelites enthusiastically contribute precious materials for the Mishkan, until Bezalel finds there is more than enough to complete the work. Moses halts the donations. Bezalel crafts the Ark and other sacred furnishings of the Mishkan. The children of Israel bring the completed parts of the Mishkan to Moses, who confirms that the work has been done as God commanded. Moses blesses the people. God now commands Moses to erect the Mishkan and to anoint the priests. God’s glory then fills the Mishkan.



On Sunday, March 26, from 10 am to 2:30 pm, there will be a blood drive at Shaarei Tikvah, in memory of Louis Kellner. Louis donated blood regularly. Donating blood is an act of chesed, loving kindness. When one person donates a unit of blood, it can be separated into individual components to save multiple lives. Blood donations help meet the daily transfusion needs of cancer and surgery patients, accident and burn victims, newborns and mothers delivering babies, AIDS and sickle cell anemia patients, and many more. 

For more information, or to register, please contact synagogue@shaareitikvah.org, or 914-472-2013 ext. 300

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events:

    Fri 31
    Fri 31

    Candle lighting

    March 31 @ 6:02 pm
    Apr 01