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AAOM announcements

Parashat Bo

Friday January 11th and Saturday January 12th

  • Friday candle lighting: 5:05 pm

  • Shabbat ends: 6:11 pm

  • Kabbalat Shabbat at Hillel at 4:50

  • Mincha Shabbat afternoon at Hillel at 1:15pm approx (after Lunch)

  • Kiddush helpers:

        01/12/19: Anstandig/Bendavid and Clearfield/Kresch

        01/19/19: Bernstein/Lewis and Bechar


  • Weekday Shacharit-

    • SUNDAY (9:00 am), Monday (7:20 am), Tuesday (7:30 am) -- at Hillel

    • Wednesday (7:30 am), Thursday (7:20am), Friday (7:30 am) -- at Chabad

  • Weekday Mincha/Maariv next week - 5:10 pm.

  • For more information about daily minyan or to be added to the WhatsApp group for up-to-the-minute updates, contact Hersh Bootin at


Upcoming Events:


  • Rabbi Anstandig’s class this week:

    • Tuesdays at 8:30-9:45 pm at the Hillel - Daf HaShavuah.  Join thousands of Jews around the world as we all study Masechet Megilla and the holiday of Purim, one page a week!  Be prepared to be challenged and surprised as learn the Talmudic background to the holiday we all know and love!

  • "We are hosting Rabbi Saul Berman for a scholar in residence for Shabbat on January 12th. Rabbi Berman is a professor of Jewish Studies at Stern College of Yeshiva University and an adjunct professor and Rotter Fellow of Talmudic Law at Columbia University Law School.


Rabbi Berman will address the community on Shabbat morning during services on the topic of “Ethical Transformation Through Shabbat.”


He will also be speaking during seuda shlishit at 5pm on the topic of “Cloning in Jewish Law and Thought.”

Community members are invited to attend seuda shlishit.

If you plan to attend the seuda shlishit or if you need more information, please contact"


  • Saturday, January 12 4:30pm:  Kids Pajama and Havdalah party at Rachel and Jeremy Baruch’s house. Please join us as we say goodbye to shabbat with a special musical havdalah ceremony for kids. Kids ages 0+ and their families are welcome. Pajama attire is encouraged for the kiddos! it will take place at 1110 Olivia Ave. Ann Arbor

  • Beth Israel Congregation is hosting a community-wide Jewish camp fair on Sunday, January 27th. We want to make sure that as many corners of the Jewish community as possible are aware and involved in promoting Jewish camping.

  • Save-the-Date: AAOM Mystery Guest Lunch- RSVP by Jan 22

The AAOM is planning a Mystery Shabbat Lunch event on Saturday, February 2nd. AAOM members, O-Minyan students, and Tot-Shabbat regulars will sign up by Tuesday January 22nd to host or be hosted for Shabbat Lunch the following week and will be randomly assigned a group to eat with!

If you are interested in participating, please email me ( by Tuesday, January 22nd with answers to the questionnaire below. We have included some FAQs on the bottom of this email for more details.

Looking forward!


  • Family Challah Bake Sunday, February 10 from 3:00- 5:00 pm at the JCC sponsored by PJ library and Chabad as well as others. The goal of this event is to bring together Jewish families with their children of all ages, from every point on the Jewish spectrum for a day of fun, creativity and most importantly, of unity. Each participant will receive their very own chef hat and apron, and together with their parents, we will knead, braid and shape the delicious loafs.


Minyan Announcements:

  • Please remember to submit your membership pledges as soon as you are able. Checks can be sent to the following address, or you can pay with paypal at

Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan

ATTN: Treasurer

P.O. Box 7150

Ann Arbor, MI 48107

  • Thank you to our Tot shabbat leaders. Tot shabbat takes place every Saturday from 11:15 am - 12:00 pm in the Hillel lounge, feel free to stop by!

  • Thanks to all our Daveners and Layners

  • Thank you to those who checked the eruv this week




If you know of anyone who would like to be hosted for shabbat or holiday meals, please put them in touch with our welcoming committee at


Upcoming Announcements:

Got any Simchas? Birthdays, anniversary!! Please share them with the community by sending your simcha to before the announcements go out. We would love to celebrate together.


Please send any upcoming minyan or community news to on Wednesday before the announcements are due. Thanks



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Shabbat Shalom,


Monica Vaisman


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