In November we covered engaging topics during the Gorsky Wednesday classes, enjoyed breakfast and Divrei Torah together, and celebrated Chanukkah with five other Synagogues.
We are happy to announce that, with tremendous gratitude to Hashem, we are planning to expand Beit Juhuro into the basement.
The tenant below us moved out and we were presented with an unexpected and unique opportunity to take over the basement and extend our current size 2x. This will allow us to:
• Social hall for Shori/Smachot events such as Bar Mitzvot, Brit Milot, Pidiyon ha Ben
• have two programs/ events run simultaneously
• give us a full kitchen to have large Shabbatons
• have a steady income for the shul
• a comfortable dining experience
• space for children to run around
• conduct religious, cultural, and social events and programs like Hebrew Classes, Torah Classes, Singles events, Movie nights, Lag Baomer…
With your generous support, we were able to open up this beautiful place. Help us expand into the basement to make your and other members’ experience at Beit Juhuro even greater. We sincerely thank you.
During the Gorksy Wednesday classes, we continue studying the fascinating lives of Gorsky Rabbis. In previous sessions we spoke about Rabbi Nachmiel (Nalchik), Rabbi Yaagu (Derbent), Rabbi Sivgil Ruvinov (Baku), Rabbi Yechiel ben Sevi (Quba). This month we learned about Rabbi Yechiel ben Rabbi Chaim Issakov and Rabbi Simandu ben Aharu, Chief Rabbi of Baku. Delicious Gorsky food was served.
Before Chanukkah we did a special Chanukkah edition, studying the customs and laws of the upcoming holiday, followed by Sushi and Lechaims.
We thank Nadya Batsheva for sponsoring breakfast following Shacharit leilu nishmat her father’s, Khanon Boris ben Chaim Shoshana’s, yahrzeit. After breakfast, we enjoyed beautiful Divrei Torah.
We would also like to thank Leah bat Rut for sponsoring Kiddush leilu nishmat Rakhil Bat Levgo.
Beit Juhuro teamed up with five other Synagogues to celebrate Chanukkah in unity. Together we hosted a Channukah party with arts and crafts stations, face painting, a science show, a dreidel competition, Chanukkah gelt for kids, as well as live music and delicious food. The participating Synagogues were Kehilas Moshes Yakov, Netzach Yisroel, Young Israel of Avenue U, and Ohr Chodosh.
We had the pleasure of hosting a great guest speaker on one of the Shabbats this month. Rav David Lagunov used to be a Rabbi in Moscow and is now Rabbi in Rochester, NY. Thank you Rabbi Lagunov for coming to Beit Juhuro!
In November Rabbi Zitron spoke about the “Tests of life: Relationships and Money- Intellectual vs. Emotional Knowledge”. The recording is below.
Gorsky Wednesday classes this month were generously sponsored in memory of Rav Ashurov (Ravkoy ben Malah), Rashpil The ben Yangil Shamailov, Rut bat Milko and Hagai ben Milko.
Mazal tov Bakhtiyar Nisimov on the birth and naming of his daughter, Simona Chava. Thank you for sponsoring Kiddush!
This month we had the honor of host Rabbi Aryeh Katzin, head of RAJE, founder of Sinai academy, as well as, the newspaper ‘Evreisky Mir’ and Rabbi of the Netzach Israel Synagogue in Midwood. Rabbi Katzin spoke about the Psalm 27 and the importance of continuing whatever was started, like for example, our forefather Avraham, who started our religion and Itzhak, who continued in his footsteps.
Something we never did before at Beit Juhuro was meditate. Combining the meditation with a Zumba class, and lectures about peace of mind and the “letters” of meditation, Polina Purim Isakova conducted a very cool event series for our ladies. These classes will continue to go on, so everybody who is interested is welcome to join!
Rabbi Zitron spoke about Hishtadlut (effort) and Emunah (faith). He discussed how much Hishtadlut one has to do and that we never loose out by listening to Hashem.
We would like to express our sincere condolences to our members: Rafael, Aaron, and Emmanuel on the loss of their grandfather- Rashpeal Shamailov. May the entire family be comforted with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem!
This November Beit Juhuro conducted quite a number of events that we will remember for long!
On November 3rd we went to play paintball together. Paintball is a shooting sport, payed in- or outdoors (we did it outdoors) in which the players need to shoot each other with paint capsules to get each other out. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks were served after the game. As you could imagine we had a great time! See some pictures below:
NEW at Beit Juhuro
On one of this month’s Friday nights we celebrated the Oneg Shabbat together with special Shabbat snacks, lechaims, words of wisdom by our dear Rabbi Zitron, and of course, some great songs!
In fact, Oneg Shabbat is a halachic term for the physical enjoyment we experience on Shabbat (Oneg literally means pleasure or delight.)We will continue having an Oneg Shabbat at Beit Juhuro once a month and invite everyone to join us to share the joy of Shabbat!
Beit Juhuro thanks Yehuda Ashurov for organizing and sponsoring, as well as Yura and Gabi Ashurovs for co-sponsoring the initiative!
The topic of this month’s Gorsky Wednesday classes were the 10 commandments I and II, followed by delicious dinner.
At the last Gorsky Wednesday class of this month, Beit Juhuro served traditional Gorsky Shashliks and Kutabi, accompanied by some lechaims. This was sponsored by Vlad Zak in memory of his father Abraham Ben Zovolun, may his memory be a blessing!
Rabbi Zitron continued his “Moshiach” series at our Ladies First meetings, given very Thursday at BJX, 1601 Quentin Road. All ladies are invited to join! The links to the recorded classes are available below: