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Shabbat Parashat “Balak”
12 Tammuz 5780
July 3-4, 2020


Friday Evening – 6 PM   Saturday Morning – 9:30 AM


Shabbat Services This Weekend, July 3-4:

Friday evening, July 3 at 6 PM: Har-El member Dr. Gavriel Alexander will deliver the sermon, and services will be led by Rabbi Ada and Cantor Evan.


Saturday morning, July 4 at 9:30 AM: Services will be led by Rabbi Ada and Cantor Evan, with the participation of cantorial intern Milán Andics, who will also read Torah.


Services are held in the synagogue following the guidelines of the “purple badge” (see below) and are also livestreamed to our congregation’s YouTube channel ( please click here ).


“Purple Badge” Guidelines for Services and Events at the Synagogue:

Activities at the synagogue follow the guidelines of the “Purple Badge” (Tav Sagol).  Therefore, please read and be sure to follow all the instructions listed below for the sake of our health:

Only members of the congregation without a fever, not in quarantine, or not in proximity with a person in quarantine or ill with COVID-19 can enter the synagogue.


Sidurim, kipot, and talitot will not be handed out.  Please bring your own siddur, kipah, and tallit from home.


Bottled water will not be placed at the entrance.  Please bring your own personal water bottle.


Please refrain from shaking hands or other physical contact, and keep physically distant from each other.


One should arrive wearing a protective mask, covering your mouth and nose as according to regulations, and at all times while you are in the synagogue!


It is recommended to bring a bottle of alcohol gel for your personal use.


The gate to the synagogue will be closed a half hour after the beginning of the service in order to prevent the entry of “walk-ins” and unknown guests.  Apart from members of the congregation, entrance will not be permitted for non-members or groups.  At the end of each service, a picture will be taken in the sanctuary to note who is present.


You can also receive from Cantor Evan the code for the synagogue gate (in case you are running late), as well as letting him know if you’d like to borrow from Har-El a siddur for your personal use.


In order to help us prepare for the service, we ask that all those who plan on attending services Friday evening and/or Saturday morning to please send a Whatsapp to Cantor Evan by Friday afternoon at 054-4742314.


Rabbi Ada's Classes Begin Again Next Week:

On the Weekly Torah Portion "Pinchas": Monday, July 6 at 5 PM.
For the Zoom link, please click here .


Weekly Class on the Prophet Jeremiah: Wednesday, July 8 at 11 AM.
For the Zoom link, please click here .


In addition to Zoom, one can watch the class live on Har-El's YouTube channel ( please click here ).


(pictured) "Jeremiah on the Ruins of Jerusalem" by Horace Vernet, 1844.


Sermon from Last Shabbat and Bar Mitzvah from this Past Week:

Sermon for Shabbat Parashat Chukat, June 26:

To view the sermon for Shabbat evening by Rabbi Ada, please click here.


Bar Mitzvah From Canada on Zoom – Thursday, July 2:

On Thursday, July 2, Jamie Komlos from Toronto, Canada marked his bar mitzvah on Zoom in a ceremony led by Rabbi Ada and Cantor Evan.

Mazal tov to the bar mitzvah and his family!


Shabbat Shalom
and Wishes of Good Health
For Us All!

Chairman - Zvi Giladi

Rabbi - Ada Zavidov

Cantor - Evan Cohen
Administrator - Shany Shlomo


Kehilat Har-El
16 Shmuel Hanagid Street
Jerusalem 9459216 
Tel: +972-2-625-3841
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