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Month: March 2018


Condolences to Yoyo Moore on the passing of his mother.

The funeral took place in New Jersey, and Yoyo is now back in Cleveland.

He will be sitting at his home, 2392 Bromley Road, today, Tuesday, from 4pm to 7pm,
and tomorrow, Wednesday, from 2pm to 6pm.

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Baruch Dyan Ha Emmes

Subject: Baruch Dyan Ha Emmes
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2018 22:10:03 -0400
From: robert altshuler <raltshuler12

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Armin Jacob, the father of Bob (Debby) Jacob and the grandfather of Danny (Ruth) Jacob.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday March 27 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel in Cleveland Heights. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Solon.
Shiva will be observed at the house, 4497 Mackall Road in South Euclid as follows:
Tuesday following the funeral until 8 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – noon
There will be a Minyon for Mincha / Ma’ariv at 7:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings

His Memory should be for a Blessing

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HJC Shabbos Parshas Tzav- Shabbos Hagadol

Subject: HJC Shabbos Parshas Tzav- Shabbos Hagadol
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 09:45:17 -0400
From: Heights Jewish Center <office

Condolences to Devorah Green on the loss of her father. Devorah is sitting shiva Friday and Sunday at her home 2461 Elmdale.

Refuah Sheleimah to Sylvia Cohen, Ted Lidsky, and Marla Lipman.

Rebbetzin Deena Davidovich’s Eishes Chayil class will resume after Pesach.

Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Rabbi Jason and Sandra Claude in commemoration of the 5th Yahrtzeit of Sandra’s father, Dr. Seth Cohen (Yitzchak Isaac ben Asher Elimelech), Martin and Marla Lipman in commemoration of the upcoming Yahrzeit of Martin’s mother, Florence Lipman, Frumat Puah bas Avraham, and Aaron and Anne Wolf in memory of the Yahrzeits of Aaron’s grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins.

The Simcha Kiddush is co-sponsored by….
• Rob and Jan Altshuler in memory of Jan’s father’s Yahrtzeit 16 Nisan and in honor of their grandson Tuvia Mordechai’s English Birthday (he got in last month for his Hebrew Birthday).
• Fred and Katia Bolotin in commemoration of the yahrzeit of Fred’s mother, Yocheved bas Binyamin Nachmun Ha-levi.
• David and Ronit Ciranni in honor of another Adar-able month of jokes.
• Edna Edelman Shabbat Shalom and Happy Pesach.
• Ken and Eileen Goldbaltt Happy Pesach it’s good to be home.
• Martin and Marla Lipman In honor of the Birthday of Yehudis Lipman, the anniversaries of Avramy and Yocheved Lipman and Aharon and Sarah Lipman, and in commemoration of the yahrzeits of Leah Sherman (Leah bas Velvel Chaim) and Florence Lipman (Frumat Puah bas Avraham).
• Geduld family in honor of this year in Yerushalaim and a Chag Kosher v’Sameach.
• Bob and Debby Jacob in honor of Danny Jacob’s Birthday.
• Boris and Rachel Kagarlitskiy.
• Dan Kralik in appreciation to the shul for allowing him to clean cars in the parking lot.
• YoYo and Marni Moore in honor of YoYo’s 20th anniversary of conversion and our second Wedding Anniversary
• Neil and Isabel Parks Thank you to Rob and all the congregation for always being around to help Neil when he needs it. Boruch Hashem for Neil doing better after the deep brain stimulator battery replacement. Boruch Hashem for Isabel having a good outcome from surgery in February.
• Steven and Elana Perlin in honor of Shira eating 20 pieces of Bamba for her 10 month Birthday. #biggirl
• Ricky Prizant and Gretchen Shapiro in honor of their 14th Wedding Anniversary.
• Alex and Betty Schnittlinger wishing everyone a Chag Kosher v’Sameach.
• Phil and Kim Setnik in honor of their wedding anniversary and the Birthdays of Livi Kushner and Zaki Setnik.
• Dan and Randi Waxman in honor of Pesach.
• Aaron and Anne Wolf in honor of the birthdays of Linda and Clifford Wolf.
• Chuck and Sandra Zeitler in honor of their new motor home and in memory of the yahrzeit of Michael Selznik A’H.

Friday, March 23
Gemara Shiur 6:15 AM
Shacharis 6:45 AM
Candle Lighting 7:24 PM
Mincha 7:25 PM

Shabbos, March 24 (Tzav – Shabbos Hagadol)

Dr. Bela Glaser memorial Parsha Shiur 8:30 AM
Shacharis 9:00 AM
Shabbos Hagadol Drasha 6:15 PM
Mincha 7:15 PM
followed by Shalosh Seudos
Shabbos ends 8:34 PM

Sunday, March 25
Shacharis 8:00 AM
Mincha-Maariv 7:30 PM

Monday through Thursday, March 26-29
Gemara Shiur 6:15 AM
Shacharis 6:45 AM
Mincha-Maariv 7:30 PM

Thursday Night, March 29
Bedikas Chometz after 8:35 PM

Friday, March 30 (Erev Pesach)
Taanis Bechorim- Fast of the Firstborn starts at 6:00 AM
Shacharis 6:30 AM, followed by Siyum
No eating Chometz from 11:00 AM
No owning Chometz from 12:15 PM
Chatzos – 1:30 PM
Candle-Lighting: 7:31 PM
Mincha 7:31 PM
Kiddush no earlier than 8:35 PM
Chatzos 1:30 AM

Shabbos, March 31 (First Day of Pesach)
Shacharis 9:30 AM
Latest Time to recite Shema: 10:21 AM
Ideally Start Shalosh Seudos before 5:35 PM
Mincha 7:20 PM (No Shalosh Seudos in Shul)
Maariv / Shabbos ends / Candle-Lighting after 8:41 PM
Chatzos 1:30 AM

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Refuah Sheleimah to Sylvia Cohen, Ted Lidsky, and Marla Lipman.


The next Simcha Kiddush will be on Shabbos HaGadol, March 24th. Please contact the office to co- sponsor for as little as $18.00 per name included.

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Corey and Jessica Adler in commemoration of the Yahrzeit of Corey’s father Yaakov Ben Zev.

Please contact Fred Bolotin via e-mail if you are interested in purchasing wine for Pesach.

Friday, March 16

Gemara Shiur   6:15 AM

Shacharis   6:45 AM

Candle Lighting   7:16 PM

Mincha 7:20 PM


Shabbos, March 17  (Vayikra-Rosh Chodesh-Parshas HaChodesh)

Dr. Bela Glaser memorial Parsha Shiur    8:30 AM

Shacharis    9:00 AM

Navi Shiur    6:35 PM

Mincha      7:05 PM

followed by Shalosh Seudos

Shabbos ends   8:26 PM


Sunday, March 18

Shacharis  8:00 AM

Mincha-Ma’ariv   7:25 PM


Monday-Thursday, March 19-22

Gemara Shiur   6:15 AM

Shacharis   6:45 AM

Mincha-Ma’ariv   7:25 PM


Friday, March 23

Gemara Shiur   6:15 AM

Shacharis   6:45 AM
Candle Lighting    7:24 PM

  Mincha   7:25 PM


Shabbos, March 24   (Tzav – Shabbos Hagadol)
Dr. Bela Glaser memorial Parsha Shiur    8:30 AM

Shacharis    9:00 AM

Shabbos Hagadol Drasha      6:15 PM

Mincha      7:15 PM

followed by Shalosh Seudos

Shabbos ends   8:34 PM

Sunday, March 25
Shacharis 8:00 AM
Mincha-Maariv   7:30 PM

Monday through Thursday, March 26-29
Gemara Shiur 6:15 AM

Shacharis   6:45 AM
Mincha-Maariv   7:30 PM
Thursday Night, March 29

Bedikas Chometz after 8:35 PM

Friday, March 30   (Erev Pesach)
Taanis Bechorim- Fast of the Firstborn starts at 6:00 AM

Shacharis   6:30 AM, followed by Siyum
No eating Chometz from 11:00 AM

No owning Chometz from 12:15 PM Chatzos -1:30 PM

   Candle-Lighting:  7:31 PM  

   Mincha      7:31 PM
Kiddush no earlier than   8:35 PM

   Chatzos   1:30 AM


Shabbos, March 31    (First Day of Pesach)

Shacharis   9:30 AM

     Latest Time to recite Shema:   10:21 AM
  Ideally Start Shalosh Seudos before 5:35 PM

Mincha    7:20 PM (No Shalosh Seudos in Shul) 

     Maariv / Shabbos ends / Candle-Lighting after     8:41 PM

     Chatzos   1:30 AM


Sunday, April 1 (Second Day of Pesach) 

 Shacharis    9:30 AM

     Latest Time to recite Shema:   10:20 AM

Mincha    7:30 PM

     Maariv     8:42 PM (V’sein Bracha)

     Havdala after 8:42 PM (no spices or candle)


Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday, April 2-4 (Chol Hamoed)   

Gemara class   6:15 AM
Shacharis   6:30 AM
Mincha-Ma’ariv   7:40 PM

Thursday, April 5 (Chol Hamoed-Erev Yom Tov)



Gemara class   6:15 AM

Shacharis   6:30 AM

     Make an Eiruv Tavshilin 


Candle-Lighting:  7:38 PM  

     Mincha      7:40 PM


Friday April 6  (Sh’vii Shel Pesach)


     Shacharis   9:00 AM


Candle-Lighting:  7:39 PM  

     Mincha      7:40 PM


Shabbos, April 7 (Acharon Shel Pesach) 


Shacharis    9:00 AM


Yizkor 10:30 AM

Mincha     7:20 PM, followed by Shalosh Seudos (Bring only unused containers to shul)

     Shabbos/Pesach ends 8:49 PM

(regular Havdala, with spices and candle)

     Wait to eat the Chometz you sold till 10:15 PM


Sunday, April 8

Shacharis  8:00 AM
Mincha-Maariv   7:45 PM

Monday through Thursday, April 9-12

Gemara Shiur  6:15 AM

Shacharis   6:45 AM
Mincha-Maariv   7:45 PM

Friday April 13 

   Gemara Shiur  6:15 AM   

Shacharis   6:45 AM


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Wine for Pesach

Subject: Wine for Pesach
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:13:47 -0400
From: robert altshuler <raltshuler12 AT gmail DOT com>

Are you looking for wine for Pesach? Our regular supplier has discontinued distributing Kosher wine.

Fred Bolotin has located a new source for us.

If you are looking for wine (this source does NOT require full case lot orders), this may be your answer. If you e-mail your required wine – Producer, Type, and quantity desired, Fred will respond with your cost before ordering. Payments to Heights Jewish Center Synagogue must be made at the time of placing your order. Paypal orders will require an added 2.7% charge to cover their processing fee to us.

Orders must be sent to Fred at: fbolotin AT yahoo DOT com by March 19, end of day for Fred to verify cost and inventory, and then for shipping to us in time for Pesach. Please plan accordingly.

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GOOD NEWS–The eruv is UP.

Friday, 3:00pm – The eruv is kosher.

Confirmed directly from Rabbi Dick and Mrs. Berkowitz.

Baruch Hashem the Eruv has been repaired and is UP and functional.

We want to express our thanks to the Illuminating Company and First Energy,

Rabbi Dick and Rabbi Grunwald for expediting this major repair in this inclement weather.

We felt it was necessary to advise everyone of the situation because of the severity of the

damage and because of the uncertainty of the timeline in getting it repaired.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Refuah Sheleimah to Sylvia Cohen, Ted Lidsky and Marla Lipman.

This weeks Shabbos Oneg learning will take place at the home of Rabbi Raphael and Rebbetzin Deena Davidovich, 14385 Washington Blvd. at 9:00 PM.   This will be the last class of this season.

The next Simcha Kiddush will be on Shabbos HaGadol. Please contact the office to co- sponsor for as little as $18.00 per name.

The Eruv is currently DOWN and repairs may not be completed prior to Shabbos. Please call the Eruv Hotline late Friday to see if the status has changed 216-586-9222.

A Message from your President:

  • Thank you to all who supported and / or worked on the Art Auction Fundraiser Event. With your help, the evening was enjoyable for all, and was successful.
  • I am extremely proud of our entire Kehilla!  Together we raised an excess of $1,300.00 for Matan B’Sayser on Purim. A big Ya’asher Koach!

This Shabbos is Shabbos Mevorchim Nissan. Rosh Chodesh Nissan will be NEXT Shabbos.


Friday, March 9

Gemara Shiur 6:15 am

Shacharis   6:45 am

Candle Lighting 6:08 pm

Mincha 6:10 pm

Shabbos, March 10

Dr. Glaser memorial Parsha Shiur   8:30 am
Shacharis           9:00 am

Sof Zman Krias Shema   9:41am

Navi Shiur          5:30 pm
Mincha-Shalosh Seudos 6:00 pm
Shabbos ends after 7:18 pm

Sunday, March 11

Shacharis               8:00 am
Mincha-Maariv       7:15 pm

Monday-Thursday, March 12-15
Gemara Shiur        6:15 am
Shacharis                6:45 am
Mincha-Maariv       7:15 pm

Friday, March 16

Gemara Shiur 6:15 am

Shacharis     6:45 am

Candle Lighting   7:16 pm

Mincha 7:20 pm


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Subject: ERUV DOWN
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2018 17:03:48 -0500
From: robert altshuler <raltshuler12

I have just been informed by the Eruv Society that the Eruv is currently DOWN. It is not expected that repairs will be completed prior to Shabbos coming in. This is the first such event in 33 years. You are advised to check the Eruv Hotline late Friday to see if the status has changed. That number is 216-586-9222

Good Shabbos,

Rob Altshuler,
President, Heights Jewish Center Synagogue

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Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2018 10:20:05 -0500
From: Heights Jewish Center <office

Refuah Sheleimah to Sylvia Cohen and Ted Lidsky.

Mazel Tov to Neil and Isabel Parks on the birth of a Great nephew Michoel Lavi. (He lives in Efrat.)

A Cholent Kiddush is sponsored by Shimshi and Miriam Taub to commemorate the Yahrzeits of Shimshi’s father Chaim Taub A’H and Shimshi’s grandfather Sam Taub A’H.

Friday, March 2 (Shushan Purim)

Candle Lighting 6:00 pm

Mincha 6:05 pm

Shabbos, Ki Sisa March 3

Dr. Glaser memorial Parsha Shiur 8:30 am
Shacharis 9:00 am
Navi Shiur 5:20pm
Mincha-Shalosh Seudos 5:50pm
Shabbos ends after 7:10pm

Sunday, March 4

Shacharis 8:00 am
Mincha-Maariv 6:10pm
followed by Mishna Shiur

Monday-Thursday, March 5-8
Gemara Shiur 6:15 am
Shacharis 6:45am
Mincha-Maariv 6:10pm
followed by Mishna Shiur

Friday, March 9

Gemara Shiur 6:15 am

Shacharis 6:45 am

Candle Lighting 6:08pm

Mincha 6:10pm

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