Week at a glance

Shabbos information

This Shabbos

This week's Torah chapter is Beha`aloscha

This Friday, June 9 Mincha will be at 7:00 PM

Candle lighting will be at 8:06 PM

Kidush is sponsored by Students Of Rabbi Zuckerman on occasion of his birthday

Mincha on Shabbos, June 10 will be at 7:55 PM

Maariv will be at 9:16 PM

Shabbos ends at 9:26 PM

Kiddush reservation


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Weekly Q&A about Jewish law

Answered by Rabbi Agisthein



Can I use a sieve to spread confectioner’s sugar over a cake on Shabbos? 


One of the 39 Melochos is Merakid - using a sieve to sift and remove unwanted substances from a mixture. Therefore, when it comes to spreading confectioner’s sugar it would depend on why you`re using the sieve. If your goal is to sift out the large solidified clumps of sugar, then that would be prohibited. If, however, you are simply using the sieve as a way to spread a fine even layer, then it would be permitted; as long as there are no large clumps that are also automatically being sifted out as well (39 Melochos pg 508).  

To send in a question, call or text Rabbi Agishtein at 973-545-6756 or email him directly at acagishtein@gmail.com.

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Blessing on the food

Monday and Wednesday nights at Heritage

We say different brochos (blessings) on different types of food we eat.
The class is taught on a beginner and advanced level (including original halachic sources).

Learn the proper blessing and become an expert in praising Hashem!

Thursday night Mishmar

Pre-Shabbos night of learning and socializing

Come to enjoy hot cholent (Jewish traditional food) and other delicacies while getting deeper knowledge in weekly Torah portion, page of Talmud or Hebrew language.

There is a separate Mishmar Junior program for teenage boys led by Rabbi Zuckerman

Rosh Chodesh Event

Monthly gathering for women

For women, Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the new month, is considered a mini-holiday as a reward for not having been willing to participate in the sin of the Golden Calf.

Women had the ability to see beyond the very frightening situation the Jewish people experienced after Moses went up to receive the Torah and tarried on his way back.


Like the moon, becoming brighter and bigger only after it disappears completely into darkness, they knew that better times were on the way. It was impossible to them that God would leave them stranded after having just received the Torah 40 days earlier. They were willing to believe in the power of renewal and trust God no matter how difficult things seemed.

This event is organized in the beginning of every Jewish month. It is held in different locations and has different guest speakers.

For the upcoming event contact our office at office@russianjews.org