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D'var Torah, Kids Corner, and Spotlight on Tzohar

10/23/2020 01:40:13 PM

Oct23

In this email you will find:

A D'var Torah from Rabbi HerzfeldRabbi Herzfeld's D'var Torah on YouTubeStories on the Parasha from Rabbi HerzfeldSpotlRead more...

D'var Torah, Kids Corner and Spotlight On Section!

10/16/2020 10:37:55 AM

Oct16

In this email you will find:
1. A D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld
2. Stories on the Parasha from Rabbi Herzfeld
3. Spotlight on....from Maharat FrRead more...

D'var Torah, Kids Corner and Spotlight On Section!

10/09/2020 12:05:40 PM

Oct9

In this email you will find:
1. A D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld
2. Stories on the Parasha from Rabbi Herzfeld
3. Spotlight on....from Maharat FrRead more...

D'var Torah, Kids Corner and Spotlight On Section!

10/02/2020 11:51:41 AM

Oct2

In this email you will find:
1. A D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld
2. Story on the Parasha from Rabbi Herzfeld
3. Spotlight on..... from Maharat Read more...

Yom Kippur Messages from our Clergy

09/27/2020 12:51:09 PM

Sep27

Message from Maharat Friedman Dear Ohev Community,

Please see below for a Dvar Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld. 

The Torah tells us that one of the coRead more...

D'var Torah, Kids Corner and Spotlight On Section!

09/25/2020 12:13:25 PM

Sep25

In this email you will find:
1. A D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld/Shabbat Shuva Dvar Torah - 5781 recording
2. Stories on the Parasha and Yom KippuRead more...

D'var Torah, Kids Corner and (New) Spotlight On Section!

09/11/2020 01:05:40 PM

Sep11

In this email you will find:
1. A D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld
2. Stories on the Parasha from Rabbi Herzfeld
3. Spotlight on.....Nitzavim-ValeyeRead more...

D'var Torah, Kids Corner and (New) Spotlight On Section!

09/04/2020 10:52:10 AM

Sep4

In this email you will find:
1. A D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld
2. Stories on the Parasha from Rabbi Herzfeld
3. Spotlight on.....Bikkurim from MRead more...

Kids Corner

08/28/2020 10:42:40 AM

Aug28

In this email you will find:
1. Stories on the Parasha from Rabbi Herzfeld
2. A Family Parasha Sheet from Maharat Friedman
3. Daf Yomi for kids (PDFRead more...

D'var Torah and (New) Kids Corner

08/21/2020 10:13:47 AM

Aug21

In this email you will find:
1. A D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld
2. Stories on the Parasha from Rabbi Herzfeld
3. A Family Parasha Sheet from MahaRead more...

 Message from our Clergy | Re’eh, 5780 |D'var Torah and (New) Kids Corner 

08/14/2020 11:26:14 AM

Aug14

In this email you will find: 1. A D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld2. Stories on the Parasha from Rabbi Herzfeld3. A Family Parasha Sheet from MRead more...

A Message from Rabbi Herzfeld | Ekev, 5780

08/07/2020 10:25:54 AM

Aug7

August 7, 2020Please Make Space for MeEkev, 5780This week our congregation was able to gather in person and on zoom to listen and respond to theRead more...

A Message from Rabbi Herzfeld |Vaetchanan, 5780

07/31/2020 01:00:56 PM

Jul31

July 31, 2020The Ultimate TzedakahVaetchanan, 5780The spring has passed and the summer is nearly over but we have not yet been saved.Why is therRead more...

A Message from Rabbi Herzfeld |Devarim, 5780

07/24/2020 10:55:11 AM

Jul24

July 24, 2020A Shabbat of Vision (in memory of Daniel Anderl and John Lewis)Devarim, 5780This Shabbat I will be dedicating my davening and Torah Read more...

A Message from Rabbi Herzfeld | Matos-Masei 5780

07/17/2020 12:23:55 PM

Jul17

July 17, 2020

Our Past, Present, and Future
Matos--Masei (5780)

There is a parcel of land on River Road in Bethesda where indisputably the bodies of kidnapped and enslaved Africans were once buried in a cemetery known as The Moses African Cemetery.   This week for the second week in a row I joined with others to raise a voice in public protest about the desecration of these bones by developers who are building more...Read more...

A Message from Rabbi Herzfeld|Pinchas, 5780

07/10/2020 10:06:39 AM

Jul10

July 10, 2020A Fortified CityPinchas, 5780During the early days of the coronavirus epidemic I was invited by the Mayor’s office to gather with Read more...

Message from our Clergy |Chukas - Balak, 5780

07/03/2020 11:05:47 AM

Jul3

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

This Shabbat marks the first Shabbat that our community can gather again for in-person services.  We thank Hashem for this opportunity to gather in a safe manner for prayers.  At the same time we recognize that for many of us it is still too dangerous even to gather in this manner and we continue to pray for the day when all of us can gather like in the days of old.
 
This past week we have been davening outdoors with...Read more...

Message from our Clergy |Korach 5780

06/26/2020 10:04:25 AM

Jun26

June 26, 2020

Dear Ohev Community,

Please see below for a D'var Torah by Rabbi Herzfeld.

Today is the last Friday in June, and therefore the final of the four Faith Vigils Against Racism on 16th St. Though the crowds have decreased in number each week, we continue to maintain a strong presence in front of Ohev.
This past Friday's vigil was of particular significance to me because Geovanka Levine, who is a...Read more...

Message from our Clergy |Shelach, 5780

06/19/2020 10:40:50 AM

Jun19

June 19, 2020

Dear Ohev Community,

Please see below for a D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld.

Today is the holiday of Juneteenth, which celebrates the day that enslaved Blacks in Texas discovered that they had been freed in 1865. As I learn more about this holiday I am reminded of Pesach - our own holiday of freedom - and the spiritual challenges it has presented to many Jews throughout history who celebrated...Read more...

Message from our Clergy | Behaalotcha  5780

06/12/2020 10:54:54 AM

Jun12

Dear Ohev Community,

Please see below for a D'var Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld.

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Friday outside of Ohev for the vigil. It was a powerful opportunity to gather with fellow Ohev members, as well as neighbors from all backgrounds. The organizers have decided to continue the vigil every Friday in June, from 5-6 pm. I hope to be there every Friday, as will other folks from our community. You...Read more...

Message from our Clergy | Naso 5780 

06/05/2020 04:34:35 PM

Jun5

June 5, 2020

 

Dear Ohev Community,

Please see below for a Dvar Torah from Rabbi Herzfeld.

Parashat Naso opens with the instructions to conduct a census of all of Israel. The word used in the Torah to refer to counting people, for which our parsha is named, is "לשאת," or "to lift up." Rashi suggests that one of the reasons that God commands us to count ourselves is because it is an opportunity for...Read more...

Pre-Shabbos Messages from the OSTNS Clergy

04/03/2020 03:29:12 PM

Apr3

April 3, 2020

Dear Ohev Sholom Community,

It is hard to believe that we are reaching the end of the third week of our new reality. Some of us may feRead more...

OSTNS Virtual Learning & Minyanim

03/16/2020 05:28:39 PM

Mar16

March 16, 2020



Dear Friends,
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Please see below for links to our our virtual community. In the coming days we hope to add moreRead more...

OSTNS Virtual Learning & Minyanim

03/16/2020 04:59:09 PM

Mar16

March 16, 2020



Dear Friends,
​​​​​​​
Please see below for links to our our virtual community. In the coming days we hope to add moreRead more...

Message from Clergy

03/06/2020 10:05:19 AM

Mar6

March 6, 2020
10 Adar, 5780




We write to you on erev Shabbat to encourage everyone to take seriously the government’s guidelines with respect to Read more...

Where is Sinai?  | Mishpatim,   5780

02/24/2020 10:15:18 AM

Feb24

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

 

This past week I had the opportunity to spend a few days in the Holy Land, Israel.

I had many memorable moments on this visit but for me one of the most precious was the ability to spend time studying Torah with our son as he spends a year in Yeshivat Oraita, a wonderful yeshiva in the Old City of Jerusalem. I attended Torah classes and had the pleasure of attending a Thursday night parsha class which began with...Read more...

Responding to Antisemtism  | Shemot, 5780 

01/21/2020 02:48:55 PM

Jan21

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

 

On January 27, world leaders will gather to mark the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’ liberation. They will gather in a world with growing antisemitism. We see this from the right and left; different races and nationalities; from fringes and even elected officials; from the uneducated and even in elite schools; in national stories and sadly in our day-to-day lives.

This week I met with teens from our...Read more...

Making Angels | Vayishlach, 5780

12/17/2019 11:23:10 AM

Dec17

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

I would like to encourage everyone to join with me in attending a memorial service on Friday December 20, at the New York Ave Presbyterian Church.  This memorial service is an annual event held on the date closest to the Winter Solstice and its purpose is to honor and remember those who died during the year without the dignity of living in a home.

Typically I do not enter into houses of worship of other faiths...Read more...

Toldot 5780

12/03/2019 01:09:41 PM

Dec3

Maharat Ruth Friedman

Last week Elishva Appelbaum taught a great Netziv on this week’s parsha that I want to revisit. He asks why Rivkah is afraid of Yitzchak, as evidenced by her reaction to him the first time that she seems him. This is much different than the dynamic of the marriages of Avraham his father, and Yaakov his son; only Yitzchak’s wife is afraid of him. The Netziv answers that Rikvah had to be afraid of Yitzchak to ensure that...Read more...

Vayera 5780 - Hashem, Wait a Sec, I Got Something More Important To Do...

11/19/2019 03:00:44 PM

Nov19

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

This Shabbat our congregation hosts Reb Shadrach Halevi Mugoya, an inspiring man who is the spiritual leader of the Jewish community of Namutumba, a 400 person community made up of Abayudaya Jews  in Eastern Uganda.

Reb Shadrach was telling me before Shabbat how his village is in need of basic resources to live.  Two years ago there was a famine and as a result people in his village died from the famine.  There is no...Read more...

Sun, October 25 2020 7 Cheshvan 5781