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Weekday Services March 17 - 19, 2019

Tsav 5779 Sunday - Wednesday – March 17 - March 19, 2019


Morning Services [Shahrit]

Sunday 8:00am

Monday & Tuesday 7:15am


Evening Services

Sunday- Tuesday [Minhah & Arbit] 6:30pm

Fast of Esther/Eve of Purim 5779

Tsav 5779 Wednesday – March 20, 2019


Wednesday, Fast of Esther Morning

Dawn (Fast Begins) 5:38am

Sunrise 7:00am

Morning Service [Shahrit] 7:15am


Fast Day Evening/Eve of Purim

Minhah [men wear tefillin] 6:30pm

Sunset 7:08pm

Arbit [Evening] Service 7:00pm

Reading of Megillah 7:15pm

End of Fast 7:30pm

Late Reading of Megillah 9:00pm


The Fast of Esther commemorates the day when the Jews of Persia donned sackcloth and ashes, went without food, and prayed that they be spared the massacre planned for them by Haman. Men don tefillin at the 6:45 service on Wednesday Evening.

Purim 5779 Daytime, March 21, 2019

Tsav 5779 Thursday – March 21, 2019


Thursday Morning

Shahrit Service 7:15am

Morning Reading of Megillah 8:00am

Women's Concurrent Megillah Reading 8:00am

Late Morning Reading of Megillah 11:00am


Thursday Evening

Purim Minhah & Arbit Services 6:30pm

Sunset 7:09pm

End of Purim Day 7:31pm


Purim commemorates the day when, through the intervention of Mordecai and Queen Esther, the Jews of Persia narrowly escaped being victims of Haman's evil plot to exterminate them. Instead, "The Jews had light and gladness, joy and honor."

Purim Shushan 5779

Tsav 5779 Friday – March 22, 2019


Friday Morning, March 22

Shahrit Service 7:15 am

(regular weekday services)


Purim Shushan, the day following Purim, was the actual day of celebration observed in Shushan, the capital of ancient Persia, and is the day Purim is observed in Jerusalem.

Shabbat Services March 22 - 23, 2019

Tsav 5779 Friday Eve & Saturday – March 22 - March 23, 2019


Friday Eve

Candle Lighting 6:52pm

Services 6:30pm


Saturday Morning

Morning Services 8:15 - 11:45am

Torah Reading: Tsav


Saturday Evening

Seuda Shelishit & Class 5:45pm

Minhah & Arbit 6:45pm

Sunset 7:11pm

Habdalah 7:46pm

Emma Lazaraus

Emma Lazarus is best known for her famous poem, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty. 

The 'Pineapple' Rimonim

These bells adorned a Torah scroll at the consecration ceremony of the First Mill Street Synagogue in 1730.