Saranac Synagogue News: Shabbos Bereishis (October 1-2, 2021 / 25-26 Tishrei, 5782)

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Saranac Synagogue News: Shabbos Bereishis (October 1-2, 2021 / 25-26 Tishrei, 5782)

Shalom Aleichem! We wish everyone a pleasant Shabbos!

·         We hope to have a minyan this Shabbos. Please join us promptly at 9:30 AM.

COVID-19 RULES: Masks are OPTIONAL if you are at least partially vaccinated. Masks are REQUIRED if you are not vaccinated.

Friday: Candle lighting: 6:38 PM, Shabbos begins: 6:56 PM.

Saturday: Zeman Shema: before 10:09 AM;   Zeman Tefilah: before 11:07 AM.

·         This is Shabbos mevorchim/erev Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan. “The molad of Marcheshvan will be Wednesday, October 6, 12:11 PM and 12 Chalokim.”

“Rosh Chodesh Marcheshvan yihyeh b’yom revi’i v’yom chamishi.” (observed Ma’ariv Tuesday 10/5 through Thursday 10/7 at Mincha).

·         On 1 Cheshvan we resume saying tachanun during shacharis davening.

Chatzos 1:04 PM, Mincha Gedolah, 1:33 PM. Mincha Ketana, 5:32 PM, Mincha Ketana, 4:30 PM, Plag Hamincha, 5:42 PM.

Shalos Seudos in Shul, 6:45 PM.

Shabbos ends: Shul tradition, 60 min.: 7:55 PM.   42 min.: 7:36 PM.  72 min.: 8:06 PM.


The Parshah in a Nutshell


Genesis 1:1–6:8

Gd creates the world in six days. On the first day He makes darkness and light. On the second day He forms the heavens, dividing the “upper waters” from the “lower waters.” On the third day He sets the boundaries of land and sea, and calls forth trees and greenery from the earth. On the fourth day He fixes the position of the sun, moon and stars as timekeepers and illuminators of the earth. Fish, birds and reptiles are created on the fifth day; land animals, and then the human being, on the sixth. Gd ceases work on the seventh day, and sanctifies it as a day of rest.

Gd forms the human body from the dust of the earth, and blows into his nostrils a “living soul.” Originally Man is a single person, but deciding that “it is not good that man be alone,” Gd takes a "side" from the man, forms it into a woman, and marries them to each other.

Adam and Eve are placed in the Garden of Eden, and commanded not to eat from the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.” The serpent persuades Eve to violate the command, and she shares the forbidden fruit with her husband. Because of their sin, it is decreed that man will experience death, returning to the soil from which he was formed, and that all gain will come only through struggle and hardship. Man is banished from the Garden.

Eve gives birth to two sons, Cain and Abel. Cain quarrels with Abel and murders him, and becomes a rootless wanderer. A third son, Seth, is born to Adam; Seth’s eighth-generation descendant, Noah, is the only righteous man in a corrupt world.

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David Kunkel, Media Coordinator / Webmaster / Gabbai, for
Shmuel Rashkin, President   •   Bob Alt, Vice President

The Saranac Synagogue

Congregation Achei Tmimim   •   85 Saranac Ave   •   Buffalo, NY 14216   •


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