At 6:45 on Sunday Tisha B'Av, we will show two video presentations prepared by the Orthodox Union and Yeshiva University. Rabbi Shalom Rosner will speak on What's Holding Us Back? He is the Rav of Kehillat Nofei Ha-Neshama in Beit Shemesh and a Rebbe at Yeshivat Reishit. Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schachter will speak on From Tragedy to Rebirth: Reflections on Seventy Years After the Shoah. He is University Professor of Jewish Thought and History at YU and Senior Scholar at the YU Center for the Jewish Future. In addition, you may wish to view one of the live Tisha B'Av Kinot webcasts: Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Steven Weil; sign up at www.ou.org/Tishabav. Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb and Rabbi Dr. Jacob J. Schachter; sign up at www.YUTorah.org/Tishabav. At the shul, we have copies of Tisha B'Av To-Go 5775 published by the YU Center for the Jewish Future and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. If you wish to download any of the articles or the entire PDF, go towww.yutorah.org/togo/tishabav.
Volunteers are needed for the Homeless & Unsheltered Count, . The Unsheltered Count is a quarterly survey of individuals and families who do not have access to formal shelter. Results are used to identify service gaps and marshal resources to address homelessness. St. Stephen's seeks volunteers to partner with staff to administer a voluntary survey at sites throughout Minneapolis on . One- to four-hour shifts are available at various shelters. If interested, please contactJbennett@ststephensmpls.org.
Michael Segal, who is trying to layen Torah in all 50 states (and who checked off Minnesota by layening at Darchei Noam), is trying to round up a minyan to read Torah in Fargo, North Dakota on Shabbat, . Anyone interested in going should contact Michael directly, atMichael.U.Segal@gmail.com.
If you weren't able to make it to the annual meeting, we still have some note cards, stating that a donation has been made to Darchei Noam, and featuring one of our beautiful Torah covers. A package of 5 is $10. Contact Hanna Bloomfield if you'd like some of these beautiful cards!