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Shabbat Candle Lighting

Friday, August 26th 2016

Deal, NJ -7:18pm
Brooklyn, NY - 7:18pm
Aventura, FL - 7:27pm


Eiruv Hotline (732) 660-1001

If you would like to donate a newsletter, kiddush, seuda, or breakfast, please contact the Synagogue office at (732) 531-0535 or email us.

5776 Summer Weekday Schedule

  • Shahrit
  • Sunday – 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 & 9:30 am
  • Monday & Thursday –6:10, 6:50, 8:00, 9:00 am
  • Tuesday Wednesday & Friday- 6:10, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 am
  • Daily Shahrit is followed by Breakfast & Hok L’Yisrael class
  • Minha & Arbit
  • Sunday – Thursday - 6:15, 6:45 & 7:15 

Shabbat Ekeb Prayer & Class Schedule

Friday August 26th
Shir Hashirim & Minha 6:30, 6:45, 7:20 pm
Candle Lighting 7:18 pm
Shabbat August 27th
Shahrit 6:20, 6:45, 8:00 am
Youth-9:00 & Teens-9:00 am
Minha Gedola 2:00pm
Classes 4:45 & 5:45 pm
Minha followed by Seuda Shelisheet 6:45pm
Arbit 7:55
Shabbat Ends 8:15 pm
Please join us On Shabbat for a special Torah Learning Experience!


Shabbat Mornings: 8:30 – 10:30am

Perashat Hashavua - Rabbi Loen Hazan

In depth study of Halacha – Rabbi David Ashear

Perasha in depth – Rabbi Nathan Escava

Maintaining peace with those around us –

Rabbi Refael Farhi (after teen minyan) 11:00am


Shabbat Afternoon: 4:45 

Interesting Halachic topics – Rabbi Leon Hazan

Various topics in Gemara – Rabbi David Ashear

Hilchot Shabbat – Rabbi Nathan Escava


Shabbat Afternoon: 5:45pm

Perasha of the week  - Rabbi Joseph Dweck – Guest Speaker

Navi  – Rabbi Victor Antebi

Youth Tehilim & Stories – R’ Eliyahu Farhi

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Summer 2016 YOUTH MINYAN

The Following boys read so beautifully from the Torah:


Raymond Ashkenazie
Ikey Sardar
Jacob Smeke
Moses Aini
Albert Aini
Isaac Aini
Moses Smeke
Jacob Haddad
Elliott Betesh

Please contact R' Eliyahu Farhi (732-580-2925) to help/teach your son how to read from the Torah!


Minyan-Minions Club:


For those who do whatever it takes to get to shul each week, we introduce the E.J Safra Minyan Minions Club. Members of the club will earn “money” towards our Grand Chinese Auction and special Giveaway prizes- Stay tuned for the Grand Chinese Auction Date!


Early Bird Golden Ticket Jackpot:

Come before 9:15 and receive ONE exclusive Safra bar. Will YOUR Bar contain the Golden Ticket?? Only one way to find out...


1-3-5 Torah Reading Program:

Reach new levels as you read from the Torah. You will earn unique prizes for each level you reach. The Rabbi is available to help you prepare and can be reached at 732-580-2925.



Earn tickets by participating, praying, reading, and more. Use your tickets in our weekly raffle to win awesome prizes.


Challenge of the Week:

Take home a challenge question each Shabbat. Bring back the question answered by the afternoon and earn a key. Will your key be the one to open the treasure chest? If so you will be the winner of the prize inside!


Girls’ Program and Boys’ Program:

We’ve got a place for everyone! Beginning at 9:30, we have exciting and interactive parasha classes for younger boys and girls.


Shabbat Class:

Each week there will be a kids’ class one hour before minha. The class will include learning, stories, fun, prizes, and more.

News & Events

Parashat Ekeb

One Source

In this week's Perasha, Moshe Rabenu tells the Jewish people that after they enter the Land of Israel they must:
"Take care lest your forget the Lord, your G-d ... and you build good houses and ... you increase silver and gold ... and everything you have will increase ... and you will forget the Lord, your G-d, who took you out of ... Egypt from a house of slavery..." (Debarim 8:11-14)

Moshe made a plea to all of the Jewish people never to forget that Hashem is the true and only source of everything - including all of the monetary success they ever have. Why was it necessary for Moshe to drive this point home with such intensity?

The reason is that human beings habitually feel that when things go well, it was their doing and not G-d's. But if things go poorly, then it's G-d's fault and not theirs. We tend to take personal credit for things that go well in our lives and blame others if they go poorly.

When something isn't going right in our lives we usually ask G-d to make things better. Whether it's through formalized prayer or a heartfelt request, we really do instinctively recognize the true and only source of everything and will ask the One who can instantly make something change. And although it might not be exactly what you asked for (because only G-d knows what's truly best for you), Hashem usually answers our prayers. The fact is, G-d delivers time and time again.

Moshe knew this all too well. But he also knew human nature just as well. So, he pleaded with the Jewish people that when "everything you have will increase," don't forget for one second who gave it to you.
Sadly, we forget this over and over again. We look at our newfound changed circumstances and somehow take personal credit for what we now have. If you're going to "blame" G-d when things don't go your way and ask Him to make things much better for you, simply saying "Thank G-d" when things get better isn't enough. Because unless you live with the reality that it was G-d Who made things better, then you will have missed an enormous opportunity to get closer to the One who controls all.

It's amazing just how often we quickly forget that it was G-d who we had just been praying to. Yes, He wants us to put in the effort to show to Him, ourselves, and those around us that we really do want something. And we have a Torah obligation to put forth this effort. But in the end, it is G-d who delivers and not us and He wants us to fight our inbred desire to take credit for something that we were actually given.

Don't forget Who the only source of your blessings is. In the same way you don't take credit for your sparkling blue eyes, the picturesque sunset, or the gorgeous multi-colored rose bush, so too, don't take credit for your monetary success. Know that the same source of "nature" that surrounds you is the same source of everything else you have. If you can live with this reality, know that you'll literally be walking with G-d.

Shabbat Shalom,
Rabbi Isaac Farhi

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