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Edmond J. Safra & Joseph S. Jemal Synagogues

Turnberry Village & Porto Vita Minyan

Shabbat Balak



Shabbat Balak  Prayer & Class Schedule


Friday, July 19

Shir Hashirim followed by  Minha & Arbit

J. S. Jemal building………………...6:30 pm

E.J.Safra building ………………....6:45 pm

J.S. Jemal building ………………..7:30 pm

E.J.Safra building ………………....7:50 pm

Candle Lighting ………….............8:04 pm


Shabbat July  20


Early Minyan E.J.Safra Syn LL - 6:20 am

First Minyan J.S. Jemal Syn  - 6:45 am

Main Minyan E.J. Safra Syn  - 8:00 am

Youth Minyan E.J. Safra Syn  -  8:30 am

Teen Minyan J.S. Jemal Syn  - 9:00 am 

Father & Son Minyan Syn L.L. Minyan - 9:30 am

Minha Gedola - 2:00 pm

Classes - 5:35 & 6:35 pm

Minha followed by Seuda Shelisheet - 7:35 pm

Second Minha Jemal Syn - 7:45 pm

Arbit - 8:45 pm

Shabbat Ends - 9:04 pm

Please join us for Uplifting learning & prayers in both of our beautiful Synagogues!

All children are welcome for our special Minyan & groups with stories & Shabbat morning activities.

Prizes and treats for everyone!

Afternoon class as well!


Weekday Prayer schedule

Summer 2019




1st Minyan – J.S. Jemal bldg - 7:00 a.m.

2nd Minyan - J.S. Jemal bldg  - 8:00 a.m.

3rd Minyan - J.S. Jemal bldg  - 9:00 a.m.

4th Minyan - E.J. Safra bldg - 9:30 a.m.


Monday & Thursday

1st Minyan - E.J. Safra bldg - 6:00 a.m.

2nd Minyan J.S. Jemal bldg - 6:45 a.m.

3rd Minyan J.S. Jemal bldg - 8:00 a.m.



Tues., Wed., Friday

1st Minyan - E.J. Safra bldg - 6:00 a.m.

2nd Minyan - J.S. Jemal bldg  - 6:55 a.m.

3rd Minyan - J.S. Jemal bldg  - 8:00 a.m.


Daily Shahrit is followed by

Breakfast & Hok L’Yisrael class


Minha & Arbit


Sunday – Thursday

 J.S. Jemal bldg  - 6:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. & 7:45 p.m.



Shabbat Hukat

Take it on Faith

"זֹאת חֻקַּת הַתּוֹרָה"

“This is the hok/statute/decree of the Torah.” (Bamidbar 19:2)

The term hok is used to describe a misvah which, for all intents and purposes, seems inexplicable. While Hashem certainly has a rationale for this misvah, our little finite minds have difficulty understanding that which is infinite. We are instructed to serve Hashem out of love and awe - not because it makes sense, it seems the right thing to do, or we understand it. We serve Hashem because He is the Almighty, and, on Har Sinai we accepted to be His People, with a resounding declaration of Naase v'Nishma, "We will do and we will listen," thereby affirming our commitment to Hashem being based on doing - not on listening and understanding. The hok then becomes the key to all observances. We serve because He is King. He makes decrees, and we accept them. There is no rhyme or reason - just obedience. This is Judaism.

The concept of hok goes beyond the scope of misvot. There are hukim in life, episodes which, at the time, do not make sense: illnesses; financial challenges; and such, which are beyond our ability to understand and accept. These episodes of inexplicability should be treated the same way we perform misvot which are hukim. They are Hashem's decree. He owes us no explanation. We take it as it comes, and smile.

This is the yesod, foundation, of Parah Adumah. Hashem seems to be conveying to us the following message: "My dear children - you are not going to understand all of My ways. Parah Adumah appears to you as a senseless, contradictory misvah. This is the way I want it to be, and this is what I want you to follow." This will free ourselves of the worry that we must be in control, and realize that Hashem is our loving father, and has only and always our best interest in mind.

                                                                                            Shabbat Shalom,

                                                                                           Rabbi Isaac Farhi


Fri, July 19 2019 16 Tammuz 5779