Congregation Am Echad
1504 Meridian Ave

San Jose, CA 95125

Shabbos Tzav  --  Shabbos Hagadol--

March 24, 2018 - 8 Nissan  5778 Bulletin

Kiddush Sponsors

Rav and Rebbetzin Levine and the Am Echad Kiddush Fund in honor of  the wedding of Shmuel Kaye and Tami Berman this Sunday in Israel. A VERY BIG mazal tov to long time Am Echad leaders Jonathan and Leah Kaye on this momentous occasion! May Shmuel and Tami build a bayis nee’man b’yisroel together and bring much nachas to both of their families.

Shalosh Seudos Sponsors

Faiga Scheck In honor of Eliezer Walfish's first siyum on a tractate of Mishnayos, and Tziporah Walfish's completion of several books in Nach and large portions of Chumash. Mazal Tov!

Minyanim Times


Shabbos Day

Shacharis: 6:30

Mincha/Maariv: 7:05

Candle Lighting: 7:04

Shacharis: 8:30

Mincha:     6:45

Shabbos Ends: 8:17


Monday - Thursday

Shacharis: 8:00

Mincha/Maariv: 7:10

Shacharis: 6:30

Mincha/Maariv: 7:10

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Mazal tov to Jonathan and Leah Kaye on the wedding of their son Shmuel this Sunday to Tami Berman of Queens/Givat Shmuel. May Shmuel and Tami be zoche to build a bayis ne'eman b'Yisroel!

The chasuna will take place in Israel and the Kayes will return later next week to S. Jose for the final two Sheva Brochos.





Shabbos Kids program
for ages 3-8 from 10am until the end of davening, with games, parsha and story time. Shimmy Goldstein and Shmuel Lieberman will lead boys groups. Sima Levine,  Chana Rivkah Lewis and Shani Bron will lead girls groups. Please remind your children of the importance of listening to the counselors.




Sunday, Boys Softball

There will be NO Sunday, Boys Softball until after Pesach.


Tuesday night Iyun Gemara Shiur for men with Rav Levine is on hold until after Pesach.


Wednesday night Mesilas Yesharim class for women with Rav Levine is on hold until after Pesach.


Starting Rosh Chodesh Nisan, we say Birkas Ha-Ilanos over fruit-bearing trees in bloom.




The Pesach Bulletin will come out Wednesday evening-bs’d.


There will be hagalas keilim (kashering of utensils by boiling) outside the shul, THIS Sunday, March 25th between 2:30 and 4:00 PM.  ONLY CLEAN VESSELS NOT USED FOR 24 HOURS PRIOR WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Rav Levine's "Preparing for Pesach" women’s shiur an be heard at:


Rav Levine will continue to give a shiur on Mishneh Berurah Hilchos Pesach for Men, this Monday and Tuesday Night after Maariv.


Pars Kosher Market is starting to stock a full selection of items for Pesach.  Please speak to Rami for individual orders or e-mail .


Rav Levine is available for Mechiras Chometz (selling chometz) after davening in mornings and evenings, or by appointment starting until Wednesday, March 28th. The Mechiras Chometz form can be found at (choose the correct page for Early sale on March 29th, or normal sale on March 30th)


We have an extremely generous offer for $5000 in matching funds for our Pesach Yizkor appeal from an anonymous donor. If you are going to be out of town, please email  to make a pledge to the shul.

Looking for quality child-care before Pesach? Yeshiva Preschool provides a warm and engaging environment, with special pre-Pesach activities, crafts and songs. Yeshiva Preschool is open daily between 9am and 1pm. Our last day before Pesach break will be Monday, March 26th. To take advantage of our drop-off option for your child ages 1-4, contact Rebbetzin Rachelli Levine.

Helpful Pesach Links (for Sephardim)





Yeshiva Preschool

Yeshiva Preschool provides a warm and engaging childcare for children ages 1 to 4. Your child will have a wonderful time learning about Yom Tov and parsha; and basic preschool skills. It is conveniently located in Willow Glen. For more information or to take advantage of our drop off option contact Rebbetzin Rachelli

Vehicle donations

YPOSV and Congregation Am Echad now accept vehicle donations. When you donate a car, boat, or other vehicle, we provide free pick up, a tax receipt, and do all the required DMV processing. Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle support the school or the Shul. You can also donate real estate and jewelry. To start the process, contact Jerry Robbins at 650-766-7233 or

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Daily Classes

Daf Yomi (for Men) with Andy Hartman
Monday to Friday 7:15 to 8:15 am

Shabbos: 75 minutes before Mincha

Daf Yomi (for Men) with Rabbi Avi Lebowitz

Monday to Friday 5:30 to 6:30 am

Weekly Classes


Nesivos Shalom (for Men and Women) with Andy Hartman
8:00 to 8:30 am

Pirkei Avos Shiur (for Men and Women) with Itamar Frankenthal
45 minutes before Mincha

The Parsha In My Life (for Men) with Rabbi Reuven Goldstein

Draw everyday inspiration from the depths of the Parsha as Rabbi Reuven Goldstein weaves mystical interpretation with chassidic teachings into a strong and powerful message that enriches and inspires our lives.

1 hour before mincha


Ma’alos Hamiddos (for Men) with Rav Levine

8:30 to 9:00 am

Tehillim Group (for Women)

8:45 to 10:00 am at the home of Esther Rochel Klein

Women’s Parsha Shiur with Rabbi Reuven Goldstein

7:00 pm at the home of Esther Rochel Klein


Gemara b’Iyun (for Men) with Rav Levine

8:15 pm


Beginning Gemara (for Men) with Andy Hartman

After Maariv

Mesilas Yesharim/Path of the Just (for Women) with Rav Levine
8:30 pm


Shabbos Call in Shiur with Rebbetzin Rachelli

9:15 pm sharp

To join the call call (641) 715-3580. When you are prompted for the pin, type in 118-412-069.