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MOUNT KISCO HEBREW CONGREGATION

Bringing a century of Jewish tradition, spirituality and joy to Northern Westchester County

 

save the date!! Calling all men!!

On Thursday, July 18, we will celebrate another exciting year of study with Rabbi Alpert.  Please join us for a summer BBQ, some Torah and much camaraderie as we begin our "summer vacation".   

If you haven't yet joined the class, this is a great opportunity to meet Rabbi Betzalel Alpert, study with the young men of Yeshiva Nesivos Olam and join in friendship with your friends at MKHC! 

The evening will begin with Mincha/Ma'ariv at 7:30 PM followed by a BBQ and an exciting Torah study.   Looking forward to seeing you there!

SH'VA ASAR B'TAMMUZ

On Sunday, July 21st we will mark the fast of the Seventeenth of Tammuz.  (Actually, Shabbat, July 20 is the Seventeenth of Tammuz, but the fast is delayed until Sunday in deference to the observance of Shabbat.) This day memorializes the breaching of the walls around the city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians prior to the destruction of the First Temple, circa 550 B.C.E. and the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Romans which led to the destruction of the Second Temple, circa 70 C.E.    

The day is marked by refraining from eating drinking from dawn until nightfall, Torah reading and the recitation during davening of special liturgy recounting the tragic events of this day in our history.  There is also a custom to withhold from bathing and swimming unless absolutely necessary.  As always, one should seek competent medical and rabbinic guidance if the fast will cause a health concern.  The fast begins at 4:47 AM and concludes at 9:02 AM. We will have a minyan for shachrit and Torah reading at 8:00 AM and a minyan for mincha and Torah reading at 8:00 PM.  This will be followed by a minyan for ma'ariv at 8:40 PM after which there will be a light break-fast.

This day also marks the onset of the "Three Weeks", the period of mourning for the destruction of the first and second temples, that concludes with Tisha B'av, Sunday August 11.  May we soon merit to experience the rebuilding of the Third Temple and complete peace in our land of Israel.

mkhc's Softball team marches on!!

Much fun was had by all as we played ball and joined the MKHC community for a morning of fun, friendship and laughter. 

We look forward to arranging another game in Leonard Park in Mount Kisco on Sunday, July 28 at 10:00 AM.  Come play, cheer on the teams and enjoy cold watermelon.   Everyone above high school age is welcome to play and the whole family is invited to cheer!

The game will be played at Leonard Park in Mount Kisco.  We will be playing at the softball field, which is the third field from the Japanese gazebo.  Please let us know if you will be coming and with how many players and how many baseball mitts you can bring. 

Wed, July 17 2019 14 Tammuz 5779