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(Last updated 20 November 2019)

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Event DateLast Update
¹ Starts the night before.
Mazel Tov!2019-10-16
Gabbai's Message2009-09-08
President's Messages2010-11-04
From the WebMaster2019-04-16
Newsletter/Bulletin AnnouncementRosh Hashanah 57802019-09-15
General Announcements2017-07-26
High Holidays Services 
Hoshana Rabah 
Shemini Atzeret 
Simchat Torah 

11 Oct. 2017¹
12 Oct. 2017¹
13 Oct. 2017¹
Purim Services21 Mar. 2019¹2019-03-20
Funeral & Shiva Services for
Dr. Sheldon H. Rubin (z"l)
15 Aug. 2018 @ 3:00pm2018-08-15
Holocaust Memorial Service
Yom HaShoah 2019
2 May 2019 @ 7:00pm2019-05-01
Lag B'Omer Bonfire23 May 2019 @ 7:00pm2019-05-15
Shabbat – Chayei Sarah23 Nov. 2019¹2019-11-20
Shavu'ot Services9 & 10 June 2019¹2019-06-05
Concert at the Synagogue
  Shlomo & Kobi Brummer
6 Oct. 2019 @ 4:00pm2019-09-26
High Holidays Services 
  Hoshana Rabah 
  Shemini Atzeret 
  Simchat Torah 

20 Oct. 2019¹
21 Oct. 2019¹
22 Oct. 2019¹
Passover Services20 - 27 Apr. 2019¹2019-04-16
Yarhrzeit Minyan Required for:
  Sheldon Rubin (z"l)
  Sara Gergely (z"l)
  Isadore Fine (z"l)
  + Ben Attis (z"l) (was 19th)

1 Sep. 2019¹
Annual General Meeting4 Feb. 2018 @ 1:30pm2018-02-01
Unveiling Ceremony for
Lois Maklin (z"l), and
Rhoda (Maklin) Gaum (z"l)
30 July 2017 @ 1:00pm2017-07-26
Sisterhood Meeting30 Apr. 2013 @ 7:15pm2013-04-25

Passover Services


Shiva for Noam El (z"l)

11 Limestone Drive, Moncton, NB

  • Mincha/Maariv at 7:00pm, Thursday (20 June)
  • Sacharis at 7:30am, Friday (21 June)

Upcoming Events
and/or Civic Holidays

For more information and/or costs on events,
Please contact the Synagogue Office

Abbreviations: RR - Reservations Required (506-858-0258), $$ - Costs

¹ Starts the night before. 
Sale of Chametzby 21 Apr. 2016 @ 5:00pmLink to PDF Form
Closing Sisterhood Dinner23 June 2016 @ 6:00pmTiferes Israel Synagogue Social Room. RSVP (858-0258)
Yahrzeit Minyan Requested for:
  Steve Gergely (z"l)
30 Mar. 2019¹
Bar-Mitzvah of:
  Eli Davidson
15 Sep. 2018
  at 10:00am
Synagogue, RSVP
Monthly Sunday Morning
31 Mar. 2019
  at 9:00am
  (after to A. Jochelman)
Annual General Meeting27 Jan. 2019
  at 1:30pm
Tiferes Israel Synagogue
  Social Room
Unveilings for:
  Dr. David Rubin (z"l)
  Dr. Sheldon Rubin (z"l)
18 Aug. 2018
  at 11:00am
Community BBQ25 Aug. 2018
  at 2:00pm
Home of Betty Druckman
Daylight Savings Time Ends3 Nov. 2019
  at 3:00am
Turn Clocks BACK
1 hour
Rosh Chodesh Kislev28 & 29 Nov. 2019¹
Chanukah Lupper15 Dec. 2019 @ 4 pmRR $$
Chanukah23-30 Dec. 2019¹
Christmas25 Dec. 2019Christian Holiday
Boxing Day26 Dec. 2019Civic Holiday
Rosh Chodesh Tevet28 & 29 Dec. 2019¹
New Year's Day1 Jan. 2020Civic Holiday
Fast of the 10th of Tevet7 Jan. 2020¹
Rosh Chodesh Shevat27 Jan. 2020¹

Happy Chanukah
Happy Chanukah
(First Candle Sunday 2 December 2018)


Posted 2012-11-01...Index


Board of Directors 2019

  • President:
    Dr. Francis Weil
  • Vice President:
    Irwin Lampert
  • Past President:
    Myer Rabin (z"l)
  • Treasurer:
    Carole Savage
  • Secretary:
    Jennifer Savage
  • Directors:
    John Flanagan
    Alexander Izichkis
    Theodore Lewis
    David Rinzler
    Lee Wilson
  • Gabbaï:
  • Chevra Kaddisha:
    Jordan Davidson
  • President of Sisterhood:
    (ex officio)
    Betty Rubin-Druckman
Posted 2019-01-30...Index

Mazel Tov!


Rachel Fransblow

  • the Bris for the son of Rachel Fransblow (grand son of Steven and Rhoda Fransblow) will take place today 16 October 2019 at 1 pm in the synagogue.. Mazel Tov to the Families!
Posted 2019-10-16...Index


Posted 2009-09-02...Index

Gabbai's Message


Posted 2009-09-08...Index

President's Messages

Posted 2010-11-04...Index

From the WebMaster

  • The Ordering Lists for kosher Passover 5779 (2019) goods are now available from Scoop & Save in Fredericton, NB.
    Please view the three PDF files here, or visit our documents page. Instructions are included in the files.
  • The Sale of Chametz Form for Passover 5779 (2019) is available on our documents page. Instructions are included in the form, and it has to be received by the Rabbi, no later than 11 pm on Thursday, 18 April 2019.
  • Invalid links have been removed from the external sites' lists of photographs, from our photo page.
Posted 2019-04-03...Index

Newsletter/Bulletin Announcement

Posted 2019-09-15...Index

General Announcements

Posted 2013-03-21...Index

Funeral Services

Dr. Sheldon H. Rubin (z"l)

Tiferes Israel Synagogue
56 Steadman Street, Moncton, NB

Burial in Congregation Tiferes Israel Cemetery
Selick Lane, Dieppe, NB to follow service

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 at 3:00pm

Please make an effort to come.
A minyan is most desirable.

Reception following at the Synagogue.

Shiva Services

at 282 Westmount Blvd.

Wednesday 7pm
Thursday 8 am & 7 pm
Friday 8 am
Sunday 10 am & 7 pm
Monday 8am & 7 pm
Tuesday 8 am

Shiva visits will be from 2-4 pm & 7 -9 pm
on the above days.

Posted 2018-08-15...Index


Passover Services

Holiday Services

Purim Services

Seating has been assigned.
Please refer to chart on the wall in the foyer.


16 September 2015, fast begins at 5:28 a.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.






Wear a costume!

ErevWednesdayMarch 20Megillah Reading7:00 pm
ThursdayMarch 21Megillah Reading7:30 am
Posted 2019-04-16...Index

Holocaust Memorial Service
Yom HaShoah 2019


Posted 2019-05-01...Index

2019/5779 Lag B'Omer Bonfire

Camp Centennial, 125 Rotary Lodge Lane, Moncton, NB.

Look for the green sign "Centennial Park Rotary Lodge" on St. George St

Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 7:00pm

Bring warm clothing and water/mud-proof footwear

Posted 2019-05-15...Index

Shabbat – Chayei Sarah

25 Cheshvan, 5779

Shushan Purim Katan

Chanukah VI

Rosh Chodesh Elul

Parshat Shekalim

Parshat Zachor

Parshat Parah

Parshat Hachodesh

Today's 'Nasi': Gamliel ben Pedahtzur

Fast begins at sunset.

Shabbat Bereishit
Shabbat of Beginning

Shabbat Mevarchim
Bless the New Month
(Rosh Chodesh Kislev is on Thursday and Friday of the following week.)

After Shabbat Ends - 8 Candles are Lit

Omer Day 42 - Malchut sheb'Yesod
After Shabbat Ends - Count 43

Day 49 - Malchut sheb'Malchut

Ethics of the Fathers
Chapters Five and Six

Shabbat Shuvah
Shabbat of Return

Shabbat Shirah
Shabbat of Song

Shabbat HaGadol
The Great Sabbath

Shabbat Nachamu
Shabbat of Consolation

The First Nine Days of Av
Laws and Customs

Shabbat Chazon
Shabbat of Vision

Steve Gergely (z"l)

Cheder Shabbat Services

Special Kiddush sponsored by P. Gergely
in memory of Steve Gergely (z"l)

Bat-Mitzvah of Raphael Maicas

Friday22 NovemberMincha4:25 pm
Candle Lighting4:23 pm
Shabbat Starts4:41 pm
Saturday23 NovemberShacharit9:00 am
Torah Reading:Genesis 23:1 - 25:1810:00 am (at the latest)
Shabbat Rosh Chodesh:Numbers 28:9-15 
Maftir (Hachodesh):Numbers 29:26-31
Haftarah:Kings I 1:1-31
Bar Mitzvah of Joshua Michael Haller. Mazeltov!

Special Kiddush sponsored by P.J. Gergely
in honour of the yahrzeit of Steve Gergely (z"l).

Mincha/Maariv9:00 pm
S'lichot11:30 pm
Fast begins8:36 pm
Shabbat ends5:29 pm
Shavuot Startsafter 10:07 pm
Menorah Lighting:7 lights are litafter 5:24 pm

Parshah Chayei Sarah: In this week's Torah's reading, Chayei Sarah, Sarah dies and Abraham purchases the Cave of Machpela as a burial plot for his wife. Abraham's servant travels to Aram to find a wife for Isaac. Isaac marries Rebecca. Abraham dies. (from

Parshat Shekalim

When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, each Jew contributed an annual half-shekel to the Temple. The 1st of Adar marked the beginning of the collection of the shekalim. In commemoration, the Torah reading of the Shabbat that falls on or before Adar I is supplemented with the verses (Exodus 30:11-16) that relate G-d's commandment to Moses regarding the first giving of the half-shekel.

"Parshat Shekalim" is the first of four special readings added during or immediately before the month of Adar (the other three being "Zachor", "Parah" and "Hachodesh") (from

Parshat Zachor

This being the Shabbat before Purim, on which we celebrate the foiling of Haman the Amalekite's plot to destroy the Jewish people, the weekly Parshah is supplemented with the Zachor reading (Deuteronomy 25:17-19) in which we are commanded to remember the evil of Amalek and to eradicate it from the face of the earth.

"Parshat Zachor" is the second of four special readings added during or immediately before the month of Adar (the other three being "Shekalim", "Parah" and "Hachodesh") (from

Parshat Parah

The Torah reading of Parah (Numbers 19) is added to the weekly reading. Parah details the laws of the "Red Heifer" and the process by which a person rendered ritually impure by contact with a dead body was purified.

(When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, every Jew had to be in a state of ritual purity in time for the bringing of the Passover offering in the Temple. Today, though we're unable to fulfill the Temple-related rituals in practice, we fulfill them spiritually by studying their laws in the Torah. Thus, we study and read the section of Parah in preparation for the upcoming festival of Passover.) (from

Parshat Hachodesh

On the Shabbat that falls on or before the 1st of Nissan, a special reading called "Hachodesh" (Exodus 12:1-20) is added to the regular Shabbat Torah reading. Hachodesh recounts G-d's historic communication to Moses in Egypt on the 1st of Nissan (2 weeks before the Exodus) regarding the Jewish calendar, the month of Nissan and the Passover offering.

(When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, every Jew had to be in a state of ritual purity in time for the bringing of the Passover offering in the Temple. Today, though we're unable to fulfill the Temple-related rituals in practice, we fulfill them spiritually by studying their laws in the Torah. Thus, we study and read the section of Parah in preparation for the upcoming festival of Passover.) "Parshat Hachodesh" is the fourth of four special readings added during or immediately before the month of Adar (the other three being "Shekalim", "Zachor" and "Parah").


Elul Observances

Elul Observances: As the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionaly a time of introspection and stocktaking -- a time to review one's deeds and spiritual progress over the past year and prepare for the upcoming "Days of Awe" of Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur.

As the month of Divine Mercy and Forgiveness, it is a most opportune time for teshuvah ("return" to G-d), prayer, charity, and increased Ahavat Yisrael (love for a fellow Jew) in the quest for self-improvement and coming closer to G-d.


Selichot: The series of Selichot ("supplication") prayers recited in preparation for the "Days of Awe" of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur begin this Saturday night, after midnight (after the Ashkenazic custom; the Sephardic community begins on the 1st of Elul). On subsequent days, the custom is to recite the Selichot in the early morning hours, before the morning prayers, each morning up to and including Elul 29, the eve of Rosh Hashanah.

Sanctification of the Moon

Kiddush Levanah: Once a month, as the moon waxes in the sky, we recite a special blessing called Kiddush Levanah, "the sanctification of the moon," praising the Creator for His wondrous work we call astronomy.

Kiddush Levanah is recited after nightfall, usually on Saturday night. The blessing is concluded with songs and dancing, because our nation is likened to the moon—as it waxes and wanes, so have we throughout history. When we bless the moon, we renew our trust that very soon, the light of G-d's presence will fill all the earth and our people will be redeemed from exile.

Though Kiddush Levanah can be recited as early as three days after the moon's rebirth, the kabbalah tells us it is best to wait a full week, till the seventh of the month. Once 15 days have passed, the moon begins to wane once more and the season for saying the blessing has passed.(from

Tu B'Shevat (New Year for Trees)

Today is Tu B'Shevat ("the 15th of Shevat") which marks the beginning of a "New Year for Trees." This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

Legally, the "New Year for Trees" relates to the various tithes that must be separated from produce grown in the Holy Land. We mark the day by eating fruit, particularly from the "Seven Kinds" that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates). On this day we remember that "Man is a tree of the field" (Deuteronomy 20:19) and reflect on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analogue. (from

Shabbat of Beginning

The Shabbat after Simchat Torah is Shabbat Bereishit -- "Shabbat of Beginning" -- the first Shabbat of the annual Torah reading cycle, on which the Torah section of Bereishit ("In the Beginning") is read.

The weekly Torah reading is what defines the Jewish week, serving as the guide and point of reference for the week's events, deeds and decisions; Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi called this "living with the times." Hence the theme and tone of this week is one of beginning and renewal, as we launch into yet another cycle of Torah life. The Rebbes of Chabad would say: "As one establishes oneself on Shabbat Bereishit, so goes the rest of the year." (from

Bless the New Month

Shabbat Mevarchim: This Shabbat is Shabbat Mevarchim ("the Shabbat that blesses" the new month): a special prayer is recited blessing the Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") of upcoming month of Kislev which falls on Thursday and Friday of the following week. (from

Rosh Chodesh Observances

Today is Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") for the month of Elul (when a month has 30 days, both the last day of the month and the first day of the following month serve as the following month's Rosh Chodesh).

Special portions are added to the daily prayers: Hallel (Psalms 113-118) is recited — in its "partial" form — following the Shacharit morning prayer, and the Yaaleh V'yavo prayer is added to the Amidah and to Grace After Meals; the additional Musaf prayer is said (when Rosh Chodesh is Shabbat, special additions are made to the Shabbat Musaf). Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted.

Many have the custom to mark Rosh Chodesh with a festive meal and reduced work activity. The latter custom is prevalent amongst women, who have a special affinity with Rosh Chodesh -- the month being the feminine aspect of the Jewish Calendar.(from

Three Sefer Torahs

This Shabbat is unique in that three Torah scrolls are taken from the ark and read from in the public Torah reading: one scroll for the weekly Parshah, a second scroll for the rosh Chodesh reading, and a third scroll for the Chanukah reading. (The only other occassions on which three scrolls are taken out are Simchat Torah, and when Rosh Chodesh Adar or Rosh Chodesh Nissan fall on Shabbat). (from

Hallel and Al HaNissim

Special prayers of thanksgiving -- Hallel (in its full version) and Al HaNissim -- are added to the daily prayers and Grace After Meals on all eight days of Chanukah. Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted for the duration of trhe festival. (from

Shabbat of Song

This week's Torah reading contains the "song at the sea" sung by the Children of Israel upon their deliverance from the Egyptians, when the Red Sea split to allow them to pass and then drowned their pursuers. Hence this Shabbat is designated as Shabbat Shirah, "Shabbat of song."

Our sages tell us that the birds in the sky joined our ancestors in their singing; for this reason it is customary to put out food for the birds for this Shabbat (to avoid the possibility of transgressing the laws of Shabbat, the food should be put out before Shabbat).(from

Hallel and Al HaNissim

Special prayers of thanksgiving -- Hallel (in its full version) and Al HaNissim -- are added to the daily prayers and Grace After Meals on all eight days of Chanukah. Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are omitted for the duration of trhe festival. (from

Counting of the Omer

Omer: The 49-day "Counting of the Omer" retraces our ancestors' seven-week spiritual journey from the Exodus to Sinai. Each evening we recite a special blessing and count the days and weeks that have passed since the Omer; the 50th day is Shavuot, the festival celebrating the Giving of the Torah at Sinai. (from

Fast Day Postponed

To mourn the breaching of Jerusalem's walls and the other tragic events that occurred on this day (see "Today in Jewish History") and repent and rectify their causes, Tammuz 17 was instituted as a fast day. This year, however, the actual fast is held tomorrow (Sunday), due to the holiness of Shabbat(from

End of Shavuot "Fulfillment" Days

When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, and all Jews would come there for the three annual "pilgrimage festivals" (Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot), Sivan 12 was the last of the seven days allotted for the offerings brought in conjunction with the Shavuot pilgrimage (unlike the festivals of Passover and Sukkot, which have seven biblically mandated days, Shavuot consists only of one day; hence the additional six days of tashlumin or "fulfillment").

Thus we do not recite the tachnun (confession and penitential suplication), and the other prayers omitted on a festival or joyous commemoration, from the 1st of Sivan until and including the 12th, as all these days bear a connection with the festival of Shavuot(from

Ethics of the Fathers

Ethics: During the summer months, from the Shabbat after Passover until the Shabbat before Rosh Hashahah, we study a weekly chapter of the Talmud's Ethics of the Fathers ("Avot") each Shabbat afternoon. (from

All Night Learning

The Talmud relates that when G-d came to give the Torah to the People of Israel in the early morning of Sivan 6, He found them sleeping. (The Chassidic masters explain that this was an attempt to connect to their subconscious, transcendent self in preparation for their reception of the divine wisdom.) To rectify this lapse, we spend the entire first night of Shavuot (which begins at nightfall tonight) studying Torah. The traditional Tikkun Leil Shavout ("Rectification for Shavuot Night") study program includes the opening and closing verses of each book of the Written Torah (Tanach), as well as of each Parshah; the entire Book of Ruth (see "Laws and Customs" for tomorrow); the opening and closing sections of each tractate of the Talmud; a list of the 613 mitzvot; and selected readings from the Zohar and other Kabbalistic works. (from

"Three Weeks" Begin

The 17th of Tammuz also marks the beginning of The Three Weeks period of mourning which culminates on the 9th of Av, commemorating the conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.

Weddings and other joyful events are not held during this period; like mourners, we do not cut our hair, and various pleasurable activities are limited or proscribed. (Consult the Code of Jewish Law (Shulchan Aruch) or a qualified rabbi regarding specific proscriptions). (from

The Three Weeks

Three Weeks Laws and Customs: During the Three Weeks, from 17th of Tammuz to the 9th of Av, we commemorate the conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.

Weddings and other joyful events are not held during this period; like mourners, we do not cut our hair, and various pleasurable activities are limited or proscribed. (The particular mourning customs vary from community to community, so consult a competent halachic authority for details.) (from

"Nine Days"

During the "Nine Days" from Av 1st to the Ninth of Av, we mourn the destruction of the Holy Temple. We abstain from meat and wine, music, haircutting, bathing for pleasure, and other joyous (and dangerous) activities. (The particular mourning customs vary from community to community, so consult a competent halachic authority for details.)

Shabbat Chazon

Shabbat of Vision: The Shabbat before the Ninth of Av is called Shabbat Chazon ("Shabbat of Vision") after the opening words of the day's reading from the prophets ("haftara"), which is the third of the series of readings known as "The Three of Rebuke." On this Shabbat, say the Chassidic masters, we are granted a vision of the Third Temple; we may not see it with our physical eyes, but our souls see it, and are empowered to break free of our present state of galut (exile and spiritual displacement) and bring about the Redemption and the rebuilding of the Temple. (from

Fast Begins this Evening

Because of the holiness of Shabbat, the Fast of the Ninth of Av mourning destruction of the Temple and the exile of Israel (see "Today in Jewish History") is postponed to after Shabbat. The fast begins this evening at sunset, and continues through tomorrow, Av 10, till nightfall.

Some of the fast's mourning practices--such as refraining from Torah study other than texts related to the events and nature of the fast day--are observed beginning from midday today.

Finish eating by sunset. After nightfall say, "Blessed is He who distinguishes between the holy and the mundane." No Havdalah tonight, but light a candle and recite the fire blessing. Havdalah is recited after the fast (omitting the candle and incense blessings).

"Eichah"--the Book of Lamentations--is read tonight in the synagogue after evening prayers.(from

Shabbat Nachamu

Shabbat of Consolation: The Shabbat after the Ninth of Av is called Shabbat Nachamu ("Shabbat of Consolation") after the opening words of the day's reading from the prophets ("haftara"). This is the first of the series of readings known as "The Seven of Consolation" read in the seven weeks from the Ninth of Av to Rosh Hashanah. (from

Blessing on Blooming Trees

A special mitzvah, which can be fulfilled only once a year, is to recite the berachah ("blessing" or prayer) made upon seeing a fruit tree in bloom: Blessed are you G-d our G-d, king of the universe, who left nothing lacking in His world, and created within it good creatures and good trees with which He gives pleasure to people. Today is the first opportunity to make this blessing, but it can be done anytime during the month of Nissan (referred to by the Torah as "the month of spring" ). Many visit botanical gardens during this time, so as to avail themselves of an opportunity to observe this beautiful mitzvah. (from

'Nasi' of the Day

Beginning on Nissan 1, and continuing through Nissan 13, we recite the verses (from Numbers ch. 7) describing the offerings made by the "princes" (nesi'im) of the 12 tribes of Israel (see "Mishkan inaugurated").

Following the verses of the day's "Nasi," we recite a short prayer in which we say, "...if I, Your servant, am from the tribe of ___ whose section of the Nasi I have read today in Your Torah, may all the holy sparks and holy illuminations that are included within the holiness of this tribe shine upon me, to grant me understanding and intelligence in Your Torah and my awe of You, to do Your will all the days of my life...." (from

Shushan Purim Katan — The "Minor" Shushan Purim

In regular years, the 15th of Adar is Shushan Purim, the festival that celebrates -- in Jerusalem and other ancient walled cities -- the salvation of the Jewish people from Haman's evil decree in the year 3405 from creation (356 BCE). In a leap year -- which has two Adars -- Shushan Purim is observed in Adar II, and the 15th of Adar I is designated as Shushan Purim Katan, the "Minor Shushan Purim."

There are no special observances associated with Shushan Purim Kattan, other than the omission of Tachnun ("supplications") from the daily prayers and a prohibition against fasting or holding eulogies on this day. The Code of Jewish Law cites an opinion that one should increase in festivity and joy, but rules that there is no obligation to do so; "Nevertheless,a person should increase somewhat in festivity... for 'One who is of good heart is festive always' " (Shulchan Aruch, Orach Chaim 697:1).


Leap Year

This year is a shanah meuberet (lit., "a pregnant year") or a leap year on the Jewish calendar. The Jewish leap year, which occurs 7 times in a 19-year cycle, has 13 months instead of the regular year's 12. This is so that the lunar-based Jewish year should remain aligned with the solar seasons (12 lunar months make up a total of 354 days -- slightly more than 11 days short of the 365.25 day solar cycle). The added month is called "Adar I" and is inserted before the month of Adar (termed "Adar II" in leap years).

The festival of Purim celebrated on Adar 14, is in Adar II on leap years, while the 14th of the Adar I is marked only as "Purim Minor." Similarly, birthdays and most other anniversaries are marked on the 2nd Adar.


L'David Hashem Ori

L'David Hashem Ori: Beginning today, the psalm L'David Hashem Ori (Psalm 27) is recited at the end of the morning and afternoon prayers. This special addition is recited throughout the month of Elul and the High Holiday season, until Hoshanah Rabbah (Tishrei 21) -- a total of 50 days. (from

Month of Cheshvan Begins

The month of Cheshvan is also called "Mar-Cheshvan." Mar means "bitter" -- an allusion to the fact that the month contains no festive days. Mar also means "water", alluding to the month's special connection with rains (the 7th of Cheshvan is the day on which Jews begin praying for rain (in the Holy Land), and the Great Flood, which we read about in this week's Torah reading, began on Cheshvan 17th). (from

Chol Hamoed

Of the eight days of Passover, the first two and the last two are "yom tov" (festival days). The middle four days are called chol hamoed--"weekdays of the festival," also called "the intermediate days." (In Israel, where Passover is observed for seven days, the first and last days are yom tov, and the middle five days are chol hamoed).

The yom tov days are days of rest, during which all creative work is forbidden, as it is on the Shabbat, with the exception of certain types of work associated with food preparation (e.g., cooking and "carrying"). On chol hamoed the prohibition of work is less stringent--work whose avoidance would result in "significant loss" is permitted (except when chol hamoed is also Shabbat, when all work is forbidden).

The "Yaale V'yavo" prayer is included in all prayers and Grace After Meals. Hallel (partial) and Musaf are recited following the Shacharit (morning) prayers. It is the Chabad custom not to put on tefillin during the "intermediate days". (from

10 Days of Repentance; Shabbat Shuvah

The 10-day period beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur is known as the "Ten Days of Repentance"; this is the period, say the sages, of which the prophet speaks when he proclaims (Isaiah 55:6) "Seek G-d when He is to be found; call on Him when He is near." It is thus a most auspicious time to rectify the failings and missed opportunities of the past and positively influence the coming year. Psalm 130 and other special inserts and additions are included in our daily prayers during these days.

The Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is called Shabbat Shuvah, "Shabbat of Return." The name derives from the Haftarah (reading from the prophets) for this Shabbat, which opens with the words (Hosea 14:2), "Return O Israel unto the L-rd your G-d..." According to master Kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria ("Ari"), the seven days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (which will always include one Sunday, one Monday, etc.) correspond to the seven days of the week. The Sunday between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur includes within itself all Sundays of the year; the Monday embodies all Mondays, and so on. Shabbat Shuvah is thus the archetypal Shabbat -- the juncture in time at which we are empowered to influence every Shabbat of our year. (from

Please visit for additional information about this Shabbat.

Posted 2019-11-20...Index

Concert at the Synagogue

Shlomo & Kobi Brummer

Congregation Tiferes Israel
56 Steadman Street, Moncton, NB

Sunday, 4 October 2019 at 4:00pm

Wine & Cheese Reception to follow

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Posted 2019-09-26...Index


High Holiday Services

Passover Services

Shavu'ot Services

Seating has been assigned.
Please refer to chart on the wall in the foyer.


Fast of Gedaliah: Sept.12, begins at 4:55 a.m., ends at 8:33 p.m.






Posted 2019-09-18...Index

Shavuot Services

ErevSaturdayJune 11Mincha/Maariv9:53 pm
Candle Lightingafter 10:09 pm
First DaySundayJune 12Shacharit9:00 am
Mincha/MaarivTBA by Rabbi
Candle Lightingafter 10:10 pm
Second DayMondayJune 13Shacharit9:00 am
Mincha/MaarivTBA by Rabbi
Holiday ends10:10 pm

Posted 2016-06-10...Index

Shavuot Services

Forwarded by F. Weil
President, Tiferes Israel Synagogue

coming this week-end (19 - 21 May)

3 DAYS services (the Rabbi will be present).

SHABBAT DAY 9 AM need minyan at 10 am latest

Holiday Candle Lighting not before 9:44pm
*Traditional Shavuot All Night Learning led by the Rabbi
*for more info, contact the rabbi

Chag Shavuot / Yomtov Day 1
SUNDAY MAY 20 9:00 AM NEED MINYAN at 10:00 latest
Cheder ICE CREAM PARTY Approx 12 Noon
Mincha at 7 pm
Holiday Candle Lighting not before 9:45 pm

Chag Shavuot / Yomtov Day 2
MONDAY MAY 21 9:00 AM NEED MINYAN at 10:00 latest
YIZKOR approx 11 am
Mincha at 7 pm
Holiday Over at 9:47 PM
*The Book of Ruth class ... for more info, contact the rabbi

Posted 2018-05-16...Index

Yahrzeit Minyan Desired

It would be greatly appreciated if you could help with the minyans for the following yahrzeits:

Posted for P.J. Gergely

It would be appreciated if you could confirm attendance with >

  Morris Gorber (z"l)
  Sara Gergely (z"l)

  Isadore Fine (z"l)
  + Ben Attis (z"l) (was 19th)
Wednesday28 AugustMincha/Maariv7:00 pm
Thursday29 AugustShacharit7:30 am
** Breakfast following Shacharit at A. Jochelman.
Mincha7:00 pm

Sheldon Rubin (z"l)
Sunday1 SeptemberMincha/Maariv7:00 pm
Monday2 SeptemberShacharit9:00 am
Breakfast following Shacharit at A. Jochelman.
Mincha7:00 pm

Posted 2019-08-29...Index

Annual General Meeting

Tiferes Israel Synagogue Social Hall
56 Steadman Street, Moncton, NB

Sunday, 4 February 2018 at 1:30pm

The AGM Agenda and the proposed Slate of Officers for 2018 have been sent to congregants via email.

Members in arrears will not be able to vote at congregational meetings.

Posted 2018-02-01...Index

Sisterhood Meeting

282 Westmount Blvd, Moncton, NB

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 at 7:15pm

Bring and Buy "Get together"

Posted 2013-04-25...Index

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