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Shabbat Chanukah
1st Day Rosh Chodesh Tevet
Parashat “Miketz"
30 Kislev 5782
December 3-4, 2021

Friday Evening – 5 PM   Saturday Morning – 9:30 AM


Shabbat Services This Weekend, December 3-4:

Shabbat evening service – Friday, December 3 at 5 PM, including the lighting of the sixth candle of Chanukah at the beginning of the service.  Cantorial intern Ejnat Willing will participate in part of the service.


Shabbat morning service – Saturday, December 4 at 9:30 AM.  Cantorial intern Ejnat Willing will read the haftarah.


Services will be led by Rabbi Ada and Cantor Evan, and as every week, will be livestreamed to Har-El’s YouTube channel using the following link: https://www.youtube.com/c/KehilatHarEl/live

as well as to our congregation’s Facebook page.


*** Due to the coronavirus, the windows of our sanctuary will remain open even during the winter in order to properly ventilate the hall.  Although the heat will be on, please dress accordingly and with warm clothes when necessary.


Studying the Book of Ezra and Nehemiah on Monday Evenings with Rabbi Ada on Zoom:

The next class will be held on Monday, December 6, at 6 PM. 
For the Zoom link, please click here.


The class will also be livestreamed to our congregation's YouTube channel:



Come Join Us for a  Congregational Day-Trip to the Harod Valley Led by Har-El Vice Chairman Yaacov Nof – December 16:

On Thursday, December 16 we will go on a congregational day-trip and tour the Harod Valley (עמק חרוד) in the footsteps of the Bible, led by vice-chairman and tour guide Yaacov Nof.  We will leave Har-El at 8:30 AM and return to Har-El around 5:30 PM.


Among the places we will visit: Mt. Gilboa, the Iris Reserve, Mt. Giborim, the Jezreel Valley, and the Harod Spring.


Please note: the tour will not include a lot of walking, and is suitable for all of the members of the congregation.  The tour will be led in both Hebrew and English.  In addition, since we will be traveling in a minibus (a closed space), participation will be only for holders of the “green pass”.


The cost: 50 NIS for members of Har-El, 100 NIS for non-members.  The fee includes roundtrip from Har-El and back on a minibus, guiding by Har-El vice chairman Yaacov Nof who is among the most experienced guides in Israel, as well as sandwiches for a picnic on the way and the entrance fee to the Harod spring.


The fee does not include lunch at "Artichoke" (a kosher dairy restaurant) where we will stop in the afternoon (everyone can order what they like).


In order to properly prepare for the day-trip, please register with Har-El administrator Shany Shlomo by phone or WhatsApp: 053-649-9584.


From This Past Shabbat – Parashat Vayeshev:


Last Friday evening, November 26, we were delighted to welcome a group of cadets from the Foreign Ministry studying to become future diplomats for the State of Israel.  We wish them much success in their important mission in service to our country.


To view Rabbi Ada's sermon from Friday evening, November 26, please click here.


Last Saturday morning, November 27, we celebrated the rabbinic ordination of Har-El member Rabbi Dana Sharon.  Following are three recordings from the event:

To view Rabbi Dana's sermon, please click here .


To view Har-El chairman Zvi Giladi's words of congratulations, please click here .


To view Rabbi Ada's blessing for Rabbi Dana and her family during their aliyah to the Torah, please click here.


In the photo: Rabbi Ada blessing Rabbi Dana, her husband Shai, and her parents Orna & Freddy.


Wishing you a hearty mazal tov and lots of success, Rabbi Dana, and thank you and your husband Shai for the kiddush following the service!


Chanukah Events This Past Week:


Lighting Chanukah Candles at the Homes of Long-Time Members of the Congregation:

During the week of Chanukah, Rabbi Ada and Cantor Evan visited the homes of long-time members of the congregation to light Chanukah candles with them and send them warm regards and blessings on behalf of the congregation.


Visits were made to the homes of Har-El members Shosh & Motke Blum, Naomi Katz, Tamar Newman, and Betty Van-Essen.


In the photo: Har-El member Betty Van-Essen sending regards to the congregation.


Lighting the 3rd Candle at Har-El with Har-El Member Rabbinic Student Miriam Klimova and the Members of Her Congregation from Haifa:

On Tuesday, November 30, here at Kehilat Har-El we welcomed Har-El member and rabbinic student Miriam Klimova and the members of her congregation “Shirat Hayam Carmel” from Haifa. The program was led by Rabbi Ada, Cantor Evan, and Miriam Klimova, and included getting to know each other, lighting the third candle, and Chanukah stories and songs.


Please click here to view an album of pictures and video clips from the event.  The pictures and video clips were submitted by Nomi Nahmias, Gabby Alexander, and members of "Shirat Hayam Carmel."


Shabbat Shalom, Chodesh Tov,
Happy Chanukah,
and Wishes of Good Health to Everyone!

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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