Darchei noam

A modern Orthodox congregation in St. Louis ParkFacebook


We begin saying Selichot next Saturday night.  Before Selichot, Steve Hunegs from the JCRC will give us an update on the situation in Israel, followed by time for questions and answers.  Steve will speak at 9:30; Selichot will begin at 10:30.

We are very pleased to welcome the following new members to Darchei Noam!  Ariella & Ethan Altman, Liora & Joe Dobrin, Sandra & David Lynn, and Esther Rubinstein.  You may have met them at recent services, but we hope you will also invite them over for a meal (or meals).  Welcome!
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Meir Efraim ben Avraham, stepbrother of Ron Plotsker.  Meir lived in California and passed away last Thursday; the funeral was Sunday.  We extend our condolences and sympathy to the entire family and wish them no more sorrow.
If Selichot are here, Sukkot can't be far behind!  This year's Lulav & Etrog order form is here  Orders are due Sunday, September 28, so don't wait too long.
The yomim noraim are coming up quickly.  Our youth are looking for some adults to help with groups over the upcoming chagim.  If you are willing to spend 20 - 30 minutes helping in any way such as leading tefillot, telling a story, leading an activity, or giving snacks, we would love your help.  Please contact Amirav Davy at AmiravGD@gmail.com, or 646-541-5321.  The youth committee also requests that those attending Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur with children please let us know in advance which kids will be coming.  These are not reservations, but will help us plan for groups.  Reply to Amirav Davy (contact info above).
We also have exciting youth activities coming up over the holidays, so please save these dates:  Sunday, September 27 - Youth will be delivering grocery bags to member homes for the annual STEP food drive; Sunday, October 5 - Sukkah decorating event; Sukkot Day 1,October 9 - Darchei Sukkah hop.
The Social Action and Youth Committees are offering to help people raise their Sukkot, in the days after Yom Kippur, and take them down again, after Sukkot.  The number of helpers we have will determine how many assists we can offer.  Please respond to Raleigh Kent, raleigh.kent@yahoo.com, or Rafi Huntley, rafihuntley@gmail.com, if you need this help, or if you would be willing to lend a hand, along with others.
Noam Nachas
Rabbi Joseph S. Ozarowski recently received the Rabbi Mordechai Simon z"l Memorial Award from the Chicago Board of Rabbis!  (For those who are wondering, it is their equivalent of "Rabbi of the Year".)  Mazal tov!
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 $25 ($20 tax deductible).  Contact Hanna Bloomfield if you'd like some of these beautiful cards!

NCSY Highlights:
  • Latte N Learning Thursday September 18th at Caribou Coffee by Whole Foods (3040 Excelsior Blvd). Come hang out with your friends, enjoy free drinks, and take part in an interesting discussion with Rabbi Fredman
  • NCSY is excited to announce the start of a new JSU club meeting on Wednesdays in Edina High School. This is addition to our Monday club at Hopkins andThursday club at St Louis Park.
  • Minneapolis Torah High is gearing up for another phenomenal year. Torah High is an informal but structured Jewish educational program for High School teens that offers elective credits.  The classes meet once a week at our lounge in St Louis Park.  Please contact Rabbi Tzvi Kupfer at kupfert@ncsy.org for more info.
  • Save the date for the 1st Regional NCSY shabbaton of the year to be held the weekend of October 31st-November 1st in our very own St Louis Park.