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        The Persian Hebrew Congregation

Purim & Shabbat P’ Titzaveh - 5781

Feb. 26- March 4, 2021


משנכנס אדר מרבים בשמחה

“When the month of Adar comes in, we increase our Joy & Happiness.”

This year Purim comes out on Thursday Night, Feb 25, and Friday, Feb 26.

There are four Mitzvot associated with Purim:

Megilla Reading:

One is obligated to hear the reading of the Megilla two times, once at night and once at some point during the day.

Friday morning, Shacharit is at 6:10am followed by Megilla at 7:00am and then a second reading of the Megilla at 8:00am.

Purim Seuda (Meal)

Everyone is obligated to have a festive Purim meal at home, during the day on Friday (Today).  

One should preferably begin the meal on Friday morning before midday (12:03pm) in order to be able to eat the Seuda of Friday Night with a good appetite.

Matanot La’Evyonim

R’ Hamaoui will be collecting money for the Mitzvah of Matanot La’Evyonim (money for those in need) until Purim (Today).

Mishloach Manot

One is obligated to give one person, 2 food items to fulfil the Mitzvah of Mishloach Manot איש לרעהו.

Machatzit HaShekel:

There is a custom to give money for the Machatzit Hashekel anytime from now until Purim.

Some opinions hold that one may give $1.50 per person to fulfill this custom. Some hold that one must give the amount of 3 half silver coins which would come out to approximately $9.00 per person this year.


Shabbat Schedule

Shir Hashirim - 5:00pm

Mincha ‑ 5:15pm

Candle Lighting - 5:17pm


Mazel Tov!!

On behalf of the Persian Hebrew Congregation, we would like to wish a tremendous Mazel Tov to the Shelomo & Ruth Strimling on the Bar Mitzvah of Shemuel Strimling.

May Shemuel continue to grow and develop in the ways of the Torah and Yirat Shamayim and have Hatzlacha in all of his endeavors.


Shacharit followed by Torah reading and Musaf ‑ 8:40am

Please note that Baruch She’amar is at 9:00am sharp.

It is a good idea to read the parsha of the week from a Chumash.

In the Artscroll Stone Chumashim it is on pages 464-483.

The Haftara is found on page 1159.

Start eating Seudat Shelishit before 5:39pm

Shabbat Mincha is at 5:05pm.

Havdala: 6:29pm


Daily Tefilla Schedule:

Shacharit Sunday - 7:20am, Mon - Fri 6:10am

Mincha and Arvit this week are at - 5:20pm


Corona Update:

Masks and social distancing are a must.

At all times when a person is in our building one must cover their mouth and nose with the mask. We understand that this is hard to do, but if you cannot comply please do not come.

If you have any symptoms, such as fever or a cough or dizziness or any other symptom associated with Covid-19 please don’t take the chance of infecting other people. Instead please get tested. 

We would like to commend everyone that has participated and cooperated so far.

At this point everyone is welcome to come to our Beit Kenesset. Those that have special medical conditions please consult with your doctors.



Daf Yomi Shiur

If anyone would like to join our daily Zoom Daf Yomi Shiur please let Rabbi Hamaoui know.

The Daf Yomi schedule is:

9:00pm Sunday Night

9:45pm Monday - Thursday.

Friday at 10:30pm.

This Motzaei Shabbat 8:30pm.

Please let us know if you are interested in joining any of the classes.


Please consider a making a donation to the Synagogue in honor of a happy occasion or in honor or memory of a loved one.


PHC has a What’sApp Group.

Over the past few weeks we have send out many bite size Halacha Yomits and various announcements that might not always be in the emails. 

If you would like to be added to this group please reply to this email with your cell phone number.


Refuah Sheleima List:

If you have a name of a person that needs a refuah sheleima, you may reply to this email with the name of the person.

Let us pray that all those that are sick, especially from COVID -19, should have a recovery and all those that are healthy should remain healthy.

May Hashem bring a swift end to this situation.

Zecharia Yehoshua ben Tzipora Fayga, Zvi Hirsch ben Masha, Israel ben Fani, Avraham ben Leah, Dovid ben Chaya Rivka, Na’avah Amaliyah bat Sarah, Hava bat Sara, Beni Vasriyon ben Esther, Tamar bat Miriam, Sarah Vered bat Shoshana, Chana bat Shoshana, Shmuel Mordechai ben Tova, Reuven ben Gittel, Miriam Abigail bat Etta, Sima Yenta bat Chana Gittel, Sima Yucha bat Sarah Leah, Melech Gershon ben Sarah, Rachel bat Elise, Dena Lea Bat Sarah, Chanania ben Flora, Moshe ben Sara Yocheved, Betzalel Meir ben Sarah, Chana Leah bat Michal, Batsheva Beila bat Chava, Eliezer ben Leah, Chanit Rivka bat Ashira Yehudit, Devorah bat Bela, Chaim ben Meir, Eitan ben Chana, HaRav Yom Tov Yitzchak Ben Rissel, Leah bat Machla Rivka, Motaran ben Tavous, Baruch Ezra ben Eshrat, Rivka Bat Monear, Liba Ruth bat Dina, Tziporah Miriam bat Mazal, Soosan bat Zaman, Eliezer Shalom Zelig ben Tzivia Dina, Elka Freidel Bat Chana Gittel, Aron Yankel ben Roza Riva, Devorah Chaya bat Rachel, Jamie Benjamin ben Muzli, Rina Bat Muzli, and David ben Miriam.

If the person whose name you submitted is no longer in need of a Refuah Sheleima, please inform the Rabbi.

Shabbat Shalom!



Sat, February 27 2021 15 Adar 5781