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Shabbat Parshiyot Chukat Balak

July 4, 2020 | 12 Tammuz 5780



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Shabbat Timetable

Friday, July 3

  • Earliest Mincha: 2:00p
  • Earliest candle lighting: 6:51p
  • Zoom Kabbalat Shabbat with Oded Karavani: 7:00p click here
  • Candle lighting: 7:58p
  • Sunset: 8:16p
  • Daven Mincha by 8:16p

Shabbat, July 4

  • Sunrise 6:34a
  • Latest Shema 9:59a
  • Latest Amidah 11:08a
  • Earliest Mincha 2:00p
  • Sunset 8:16p
  • Daven Mincha by 8:16p
  • Havdalah 8:56p
  • Havdalah with Chazan Berson of Congregation KJ  9:30p click here

Guide to Tefillah and Halachic Times July 3-9

click here for a printable guide including information
 for the Fast of 17 Tammuz and Laws of the Three Weeks 

Crossing schedule: Stirling Road at SW 33rd Avenue
Friday night 6:00-9:00pm
Shabbat morning 7:00-11:00am
Shabbat evening 6:45-9:45pm
When crossing Stirling Road, make sure to wait until cars stop by the light before crossing and only cross at the cross walk.

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Shabbat Docs

Click to download, print, and read over Shabbat:

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Our YIH Family

Mazal Tov:

  • Michael & Shera Libraty on the birth of their daughter Lielle Shoshana and to grandparents Sam & Sandy Libraty
  • Dov & Jessica Quint on the birth of their son 
  • Peter & Lori Deutsch on the birth of their granddaughter, Avigail Ruth, a daughter to Binyamin & Danielle Barak, and a sister to Raphael
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Moshe & Naama Parnes on the birth of a grandson to Leah & Dovy Grossman of Palo Alto, CA, and to Uncles Shuey & Shimshy and to Aunt Chava and to the entire Parnes family.
  • Yettie Ruskin on the birth of her great-grandson Ariel Yehuda Ruskin
  • Sheila & Larry Strulowitz on their granddaughter, Molly Lopkin, daughter of Rebecca & Dr. Benjy Lopkin, becoming valedictorian of her graduating class at Frisch High School, New Jersey.
  • Sheila & Larry Strulowitz on their daughter-in-law Bethany Strulowitz receiving her PhD from YU
  • Shelly & Yitz Tuchman on the engagement of their granddaughter, Navah Aliza Zuller, of Maale Adumin, Israel, to Avraham Feinsilver, of Maale Michmash, Israel. Mazal Tov to Navah's parents, Aviva and Yudi Zuller, Navah's siblings Binyamin, Kayla, and Gilad, and to the entire Feinsilver family


  • Roger (& Deborah) Guigui on the loss of his mother Phibi GuiguiPhibi bat Mani & Shalom

Refuah Shleima:

  • Cholim: Binyamin Simcha ben Adina Minya (Binny Ciment), David HaKohen ben Esther (Lev Kandinov’s father), Israel ben Rachel Leah (Izzy Sabo-Chanan Sabo’s father), Netanel Elan ben Shayna Tzipporah (wounded IDF soldier), Nissim Zev ben Faiga Leah Miriam (Brian Goodman-Zivia Gill’s great nephew), Solomon ben Solika (Solomon Perez-Ilana Melnitsky’s father), Yehuda Arieh ben Mindla (Philippe Leiberman’s father), Yitzchak Chanoch ben Chana (nephew of Vanessa Shamah and Lauren Davis), Yitzchak Mendel ben Sarah Baila (Sammy Shapiro's father), Yoseph Benyamin ben Cochava (Ralph Sharaby’s son), Yussel ben Hinda Leah (Joel Bofshever-Dorie Ehrenreich’s father)
  • Cholot: Ahuva bat Friedel, Batya bat Sara, Chana Ety bat Zirel Libah, Devora bat Sheina Baila, Feiga Necha bat Pessel (Fay Lerner), Masha bat Ruth (Marcia Chonchol-Craig Barany’s mother), Nechama Chaya bat Sima (Mimi Jankovits' mother), Rivkah Chaya bat Devora (Reva Shapiro, daughter of Debbie & Sammy Shapiro), Rivka bat Elka Libe (Mark Langer's sister), Sara Leah bat Rochel (Cynthia Lynn Haber-Cheryl Hamburg’s sister), Sara Leah bat Bracha (Stacey Deutsch), Sara bat Aviva (Eliana Lifshultz), Shira Raizel Esther bat Mina Zosha (Ruth Messer’s granddaughter), Yocheved bat Tzril (Joan Niad)

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Shul Events & Announcements


  • Those who will be davening from home are encouraged to pray at the same time as one of our minyanim, thereby connecting the prayers of the individual with those of the congregation.
  • Saturday night after Shabbat ends is the last time for Kiddush Levana, if the moon is visible
  • IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: The coronavirus is still among us, and Florida is currently experiencing a large spike in Covid cases. Please exercise caution to help slow the spread of the disease. Our guidelines in shul should be a model for how we act at all times: wear a mask, maintain social distancing, wash your hands regularly. Let's make sure our interactions with the outside world and with others are done in a deliberate and cautious manner. It is a mitzvah to go above and beyond the basic recommendations in order to protect our family and our community- and literally save lives.

For Rabbi Weinstock's Video Message "Reflections Upon Our Reopening Our Shul Building" click here

Covid-19 Recovery Fund:

Please contribute by clicking here or by mailing a check to the shul office

Shul Office Hours:

10:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Thursday

10:00am to 1:00pm Friday

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Upcoming Virtual Programs

Monday July 13th at 8:30pm with Mark Trencher, Founder of Nishma Research. 

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PLEASE NOTE: Content in the Community News section below is contributed by outside organizations and individuals not affiliated with Young Israel of Hollywood-Ft. Lauderdale (YIH). Inclusion of content in this section does not constitute an endorsement on the part of YIH, our rabbis, staff, or Board of Directors.

Community News


Asicha Seminars Summer 2020. Intensive Torah study for women (post high school and above) Mondays at 8:30pm on Zoom beginning July 6 click here

TeachFL is proud to announce that beginning next Tuesday families will be able to pick up an entire week’s supply of breakfast and lunches every Tuesday at four locations in South Florida.This program is free and available to all children ages 1-18 with no restrictions on household income, but you must register in advance each week so the vendors can provide and pack the correct amount of boxes -  click here to register. Registrations for July 7th pickup must be in by this Friday July 3rd at 12 PM.

For more information please visit their website click here for the most recent sign-up information each week and for Frequently Asked Questions.

A New Partnership with the Orthodox Union

SPIRIT: Seated Yoga
TUESDAY, JULY 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Presented by Ronda Stoller Wunsch, Certified Yoga Instructor. Learn how to stretch and breathe from the comfort of your home, car, or office
Click here to register

SPIRIT: with Rabbi Steven Weil
JULY 9 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A Shiva Asar B’Tammuz program: The One Man Who Could Have Prevented The Destruction: King Josaiah
Click here to register

Kosher Alerts

Eatitude Restaurant  in  Hollywood is not under the OU. Some menus were printed with an unauthorized OU symbol. Corrective action is being implemented.

ORB Updates:

  • Garden Grill, Fairway Drive, Palm Beach Gardens is no longer open for business and is not under ORB supervision
  • Sardina Kosher, Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach is no longer open for business and is not under ORB supervision
  • Toast Avenue, Stirling Road, Hollywood is no longer open for business and is not under ORB supervision
  • HipPOP (mobile truck gelato bars) incorrectly display the ORB logo on its truck and signs, they are NOT under ORB supervision and corrective action has been taken
  • DeliverLean: The following kosher meals have been mistakenly labeled: Scrambled Eggs, Omelettes, Veggie Sausages, Veggie Patties. These products are DAIRY and NON CHOLOV YISROEL. Corrective action has been taken
  • FruitSnow (all natural fruit juice & ice food truck) is under ORB supervision, contact 844-378-4876 or 


Community News Briefs...

  • Tomchei Shabbos assists needy families in our community with meals for Shabbat. Checks may be mailed to the shul, or donate online at
  • Bikur Cholim Medical Equipment Gemach: If you are in need of medical equipment on a temporary basis such as a wheelchair, walker, crutches, please call 954-894-8514 or contact 
  • Babies and Mamas Gemach — 4 imahot. If you are interested in learning more about this new Gemach and their services, or to volunteer or donate, please visit for more information. 
  • Jeanette Levine Bridal Gemach. Contact Robin Andisman 954-588-7600 or
  • Gemach Matchmaker - If you have anything that you don't need anymore and would like to donate to a needy Jewish family, please text/whatsapp me. I will match you up with a family who will pick it up directly from you. You will get their name and number before they call you to make arrangements for pick up. Orit Sabo 917-359-5818.
  • Young Israel of Hollywood is proud to have a synagogue section at the only Chevra-Kadisha-owned cemetery in South Florida: South Florida Jewish Cemetery. Special pricing available to YIH members and their families. Plots start at $3,300.  Contact the cemetery office for more details or to make an appointment.  561-264-4364
  • Nishma Research is conducting a survey of the Jewish community, dealing with the Coronavirus, and this gives us a good opportunity to share our reactions.  The survey covers such topics as how we are dealing with social distancing and changes in what shuls are providing, how this experience might be affecting us Jewishly, financial and health aspects, impact on our children’s education, etc. Nishma will make the findings fully available, and you can get the findings emailed to you directly. The survey is open to all, ages 18 and older, and can be accessed at

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Fri, July 3 2020 11 Tammuz 5780