Parshat Terumah 5773 Schedule

Shabbat Schedule

Friday, February 15

  • 04:55 pm – Mincha
  • 04:58 pm – Candle lighting

Saturday, February 16

  • 08:45 am – Shacharit
  • 09:18 am – Latest time for Kriat Shema
  • 10:30 am – Jr. Congregation
  • 11:15 am – Luncheon
  • TBA – B’nos
  • 04:35 pm – Mincha and Se’udah Shlishit
  • 05:55 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 06:08 pm – Shabbat Ends

Weekday Schedule

February 17 – 22


  • 08:00 am – Sunday and Monday (Presidents’ Day)
  • 06:50 am – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday


  • 05:00 pm/05:30 pm – Sunday

Late Ma’ariv

  • 09:00 pm – Monday – Wednesday. To confirm for any given day, please contact the shul.

Fast of Esther Schedule

Thursday, February 21

  • 05:20 am – Fast begins
  • 06:40 am – Shacharit
  • 04:55 pm – Mincha
  • 05:55 pm – Ma’ariv
  • 06:06 pm – Fast ends

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Weekly Words of Torah

It’s the Effort

Insights into Parshat Terumah of Mr. Yoseph Levi of Yeshivat Sha’alvim, by Rav Re’uven Ungar of Sha’alvim.

“Onyx stones and filling stones for the vestment and for the breastplate” (25:7)

The filling stones, the ‘Avnei Miluim’ were the most precious items in the inventory of the donations to the Mishkan. The Ohr Hachaim asks, why then are they only mentioned at the end of the list after gold, silver and copper, instead of at the top?

The Ohr Hachaim explains that while the Avnei Miluim had the highest monetary value, they stood far beneath the other items in regard to the act of donation itself. All other donations were acquired through sweat and toil, and then had been donated to the Mishkan at a real cost to the donor. Targum Yonaton Ben Uziel (35:27-28) tells us that the Avnei Miluim were brought down from the pillars of cloud from the Pishon River and Gan Eden. Since they were acquired by the Mishkan by no real effort, they were not as precious to God as all of the other gifts.

This provides an answer for the famous question of why do we have such a long blessing after bread in which we do most of the work, but regarding fruits, where God does all of the work, we say a short blessing after. God could have created a world in which everything would be complete and perfect and He could have simply given us all of the necessary materials for the Mishkan. But this is not what God desires. He wants us to put in effort into our actions in serving Him.