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        The Persian Hebrew Congregation

Shabbat P’ Re’eh & Shabbat Mevarchim Chodesh Elul

Aug. 13 - 22, 2020

Shabbat Shalom!

Rosh Chodesh Elul is two days:

Thursday, August 21 & Friday, August 22


Selichot start Sunday morning August 23!

Selichot Schedule:

Sunday: 6:30am followed by Shacharit

Mon - Fri: 5:30am followed by Shacharit


PHC - High Holiday Plans

As of now PHC is planning to hold the usual Yamim Noraim services. B’Ezrat Hashem, Rabbi Drori is planning to come to lead the prayers.

We are still in the planning stages.

We would like your input concerning whether you would like us to reserve a seat for you or not.

This year it is critical for us to know if you plan to attend or not. If we will have a significant crowd we will make plans to have two minyanim, upstairs and downstairs.

This year Rosh Hashana falls out on Shabbat & Sunday, as such there will be only one day to blow the Shofar, Sunday, September 20.

If you would like to come specifically for the blowing of the Shofar we will try have a specific time just for the sounding of the shofar.

Please respond to this email to let us know your status and any other concerns.

Thank you.


Corona Update:

Baruch Hashem we are entering into our thirteenth week of resuming our Beit Kenesset and Baruch Hashem our minyanim are going well.

However Masks and social distancing are still 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.

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.

Children that can sit and not run around and follow our social distancing and mask rules are also welcome.


Shabbat Schedule

Friday Afternoon Candle Lighting may be anytime from 6:25pm ‑ 7:31pm

Shir Hashirim - 6:50pm

Mincha ‑ 7:00pm

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 page 998-1022.

The Haftara is found on page 1199.

Start eating Seudat Shelishit before 7:50pm

Mincha in the Beit Kenesset is at 7:30pm.

Havdala: 8:40pm


Daily Tefilla Schedule:

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

Mincha and Arvit - 7:30pm



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 - Thursday.

Friday at 2:00pm.

Motzaei Shabbat 10:15pm.

We also have new early morning class from 6:30am - 7:10am on Sunday morning and from 5:30am - 600am on the week days. We are studying Gemara Berachot and Chumash with Rashi on Parshat Hashavua.

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 plague.

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, Chana bat Sima, Moshe ben Sara Yocheved, Raiza Gitel bat Esther, Betzalel Meir ben Sarah, Chana Leah bat Michal, Batsheva Beila bat Chava, Eliezer ben Leah, Klonomis Yehuda ben Esther Yechet, Chanit Rivka bat Ashira Yehudit, Devorah bat Bela, Chaim ben Meir, Eitan ben Chana, HaRav Yom Tov Yitzchak Ben Rissel, Leah bat Machla Rivka, Yitzchak ben Tavuos, 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!



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