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Parshat Vayikra & Purm

Mizrachi Bayit Newsletter


Shabbat Times

Friday Night

Candle lighting

7:05 pm

Mincha followed by Kabbalat Shabbat

7:00 pm

Shabbat Day

There is a Torah obligation to hear this week’s Torah reading.  There will be a second leining before kiddush.


9:00 am

Rabbi's Shiur

6:00 pm


7:00 pm

Ma'ariv and end of Shabbat

8:07 pm

Ta'anit Ester (Wed. March 20)

Fast begins

6:09 am

Shacharit (at Torah V’Avodah minyan)

6:40 am

(Includes Zecher Machzit HaShekel – tzedakah given
in memory of the ½ Shekel that was given to the

Beit HaMikdash every year, by every Jewish person)

7:15 pm

Fast ends
(Time shown is for anyone having trouble fasting;
otherwise it is customary to wait until after hearing the
megillah to break your fast.)

8:01 pm *

Ma'ariv and megillah reading

8:00 pm

Purim (Thu. March 21)


7:00 am

Megillah reading

~7:30 am

Mincha (at Torah V’Avodah minyan)

3:30 pm

Second megillah reading

4:15 pm

Purim se'uda

5:15 pm

We will be collecting Matanot Le'evyonim after both megillah readings.

Please RSVP for Purim

Join us for a fun and festive Purim!
• Maariv and Megillah reading on Wednesday March 20 at 8 pm.

• Shacharit and Megillah reading on Thursday March 21 – location TBD.
• Megillah reading on Thursday March 21 at 4:30 pm.
• Seudah + Purim Party on Thursday March 21 at 5:15 pm.
Please let Saul know at if you'd like to help – e.g. order/pickup food, set up, organize activities (face painting?), shaking the lulav (joke!), etc.
Please RSVP for the Purim party here:

Community Announcements

Upcoming Event at Or Chaim


Help Our Shul Sponsor a Refugee
Please join Les Lightstone in creating a Mizrachi Bayit-centred sponsorship group to help bring a refugee named Zewdi to Canada. Please read more information here.


Laya Crust's Reflections on the Shabbat Readings

Please visit her website at

Fri, August 23 2019 22 Av 5779