Parshat Ha’azinu/Sukkot Schedule

Shabbat Schedule

Friday, September 28

  • 06:50 am – Shacharit
  • 06:10 pm – Mincha
  • 06:12 pm – Candle lighting

Saturday, September 29

  • 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
  • 08:45 am – Shacharit
  • 09:36 am – Latest time for Kriat Shema
  • 10:30 am – Jr. Congregation
  • 11:15 am – Kiddush
  • 05:00 pm – Men’s Derech Hashem class
  • 05:45 pm – Mincha and Se’udah Shlishit
  • 07:05 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:18 pm – Shabbat Ends

Sukkot Schedule

Sunday, September 30 Erev Sukkot

  • 08:00 am – Shacharit
  • 06:05 pm – Mincha
  • 06:08 pm – Candle Lighting
  • 06:45 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:17 pm – Earliest Kiddush in the Sukkah

Sukkah Hop Date, Time, and Route TBA

Monday, October 1 First Day of Sukkot

  • 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
  • 08:45 am – Shacharit
  • 09:37 am – Latest time for Kriat Shema
  • 06:05 pm – Mincha
  • 06:45 pm – Ma’ariv

Candle lighting and preparations for the second night of Sukkot may not be done before 7:15 pm. Candles must be lit from an existing flame.

Tuesday, October 2 Second Day of Sukkot

  • 07:45 am – Shacharit at Salem Towers
  • 08:45 am – Shacharit
  • 09:38 am – Latest time for Kriat Shema
  • 06:05 pm – Mincha
  • 07:00 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 07:13 pm – Yom Tov Ends

Chol HaMoed Sukkot Schedule


  • 06:40 am – Wednesday – Friday


  • 06:00 pm – Wednesday – Friday


  • 06:30 pm – Wednesday – Thursday

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Weekly Words of Torah

Deeper & Deeper

Insights into Parshat Ha’azinu of Mr. Binyomin Barman of Yeshivat Sha’alvim, by Rav Re’uven Ungar of Yeshivat Sha’alvim.

When looking over this week’s Parsha from a Sefer Torah, we see that the alignment is different. The alignment is lined up like a song. We see the same alignment for Az Yashir in Parshat Beshalach. We know that the placement of each word in the Torah as well as where the Torah puts extra empty spaces is done for a reason. So, why does the Torah then make such an alignment that we only put a few words in the beginning and the end of each line and then we have a huge empty space in the middle of each line?

Rav Aharon Soloveitchik advances a very nice answer. We know that a song has a much deeper meaning from just the words of it. Each word of every song contains deep meaning and feeling to it. The Torah is only putting a few words on each line because there is so much to expound on it. Having gaps between certain groups of words signals to a person that even though there is very little written here, there is more to expand on it.

In last week’s Parsha, the pasuk says “ועתה כתבו לכם את השירה הזאת”- “So now, write this song for yourselves”. Chazal interprets this to mean that this is referring to the whole Torah. We see that the Torah has much more in it than just the words. One pasuk can have many understandings based on how deep one thinks about it. Baruch Hashem we have seen this to be proven true by seeing the many Seforim with commentary on the Torah.

There is an amazing lesson we can learn from this insight. We are once again approaching the end of the cycle of finishing the Torah. Before the next cycle of the Torah starts again, one has to realize that if he spent the time learning the Parsha weekly throughout this past year, he could learn it even deeper when the next cycle comes. It is quite similar to the concept of when one does a Chazarah on a piece of Torah. Sometimes, our Yetzer Hara will hold us back from reviewing because our mindset is that we learned it already and I want to learn something new. However, the more we learn something, the deeper we can delve into the fundamentals of that Limud, and pick up new concepts which we were unaware of the first few times we learned it. May we all come into the closing of the Torah cycle eager to continue to learn Hashem’s Torah and delve deeper into it so we could appreciate the infinite amount of understandings Torah really has.