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Edmond J. Safra & Joseph S. Jemal Synagogues

Turnberry Village & Porto Vita Minyan


Deal Weekday Prayer Schedule 

Please Join us Tuesday February 19th at 7:00 pm in the Joseph S. Jemal Synagogue  for a special class in honor of  Purim Kattan.          No Tahanun is said. 


Sunday Gemara Megillah  Class 7:00 am followed by prayers 8:00 and breakfast (wiht Hok Le'Yisrael class)

 Monday & Thursday 6:50 am

Tuesday, Wed, & Friday 7:00 am

Followed by breakfast & class


Sunday only - 5:10 pm

             Shabbat Prayer & Class Schedule

Shabbat Ki Tisa

Friday February 22nd                                   Deal                  Turnberry Village

Shir Hashirim & Minha                             5:20 pm                         5:45 pm

Candle Lighting                                       5:21 pm                        6:00 pm


Shabbat February 23rd 

Shahrit                                                         8:15 am                        7:45 am

Rabbi’s Class                                            4:00 pm                          4:40 pm

Minha followed by Seuda Shelisheet                                              5:00 pm                        5:40 pm

Arbit                                                            6:00 pm                       6:40 pm

Shabbat Ends                                            6:21 pm                       7:00 pm

Shabbat Ki Tisa

However, you must observe my Shabbat, for it is a sign between Me and you for your generations, to know that I am Hashem, Who makes you holy. (Shemot 31:13)

The verse states that Shabbat is a sign between us and G-d. What does it mean that Shabbat is a "sign"?

Imagine that it's been a long day and you barely ate anything. You hop over to the pizza shop and the lights are off - the store is closed. "Interesting," you think to yourself, "they are never closed at this time." A few days later you pass by in the morning and again it's closed. You figure that the owner must be away on vacation. A week later it's still closed. You assume that they must be renovating. One day you pass by and you see that the sign "Delicious Pizza" has been removed. You now understand that the store has closed down. Once the sign is removed you know it no longer exists.

Shabbat is the cornerstone of our faith and is equivalent to all of the commandments, for through the commandment of Shabbat one expresses his belief that G-d created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. Observing Shabbat indicates that one believes in the Creator. When one desecrates Shabbat he's removing his sign of being a believing Jew.

Shabbat helps us understand our place in the world. During the week human beings are busy building and changing the world. Every seven days we stop, we pull back from building the world and remind ourselves that we are not God. In ceasing from all creative activity we make the statement to ourselves and to humanity that although we can manipulate the world, we don't own it; the universe belongs to G-d.

Shabbat is not a day of restrictions; it's a day of opportunity. It's a day you can sit back knowing that you're in G-d's hands and that everything is being taken care of for you. It's a day that enables you to refresh, reconnect and reJEWvenate.


Wed, February 20 2019 15 Adar I 5779