Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh

Welcome to Shabbat Services

Parshat Ki Tavo

September 4-5, 2015 – 21 Elul 5775

Candle Lighting 6:53 p.m.

Shabbat service at 9:30 a.m.

Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8
Haftarah: Isaiah 60:1-22

Silver Kiddush generously sponsored by Hilde Jaffe in honor of her beloved father, Benjamin Rossman

Congregation Shaarey Tphiloh, 76 Noyes St. Portland, ME 04103
President: Dr. Natan Kahn; Exec. Director: Avis Smith  207-773-0693
Shaarey Tphiloh  Office Hours: T, Th, F 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ner Lamaore

Arthur and Joan Cope, in memory of beloved mother Pya Cope
Irving Grunes, in memory of Phineas Grunes
Lorraine and Jonas Smith, a speedy recovery for Jean Oransky Aron

Memorial Prayers

Miki Romanow and family, in beloved memory of Samuel Romanow and Sarah Romanow

Thank you to all contributors for your generous support of our congregation.

A message from Avis Smith:

When we usher in the new year a week from now, one of the blessings we will recite is the shehecheyanu, wherein we thank God for keeping us alive, sustaining us, and bringing us to this time. This year, when I say those words, it will be with profound understanding of how God has worked through the hands of my skilled surgeons and through the heart of my selfless living donor to keep me alive; and through the souls of community members, family, and friends near and far, who have indeed sustained me and enabled me to reach this new year.  Tradition tells us that whoever saves one life saves the world entire. All those who have assisted me in so very many ways have indeed saved my life and deserve all the goodness and blessings that the new year can bestow.  My prayers this year will be filled with gratitude to all of you for supporting me in body and spirit, and for giving so freely of your time, your resources, and your good will.  Your mitzvot will become my mitzvot as I go forward, and I will hold you all in my heart as role models of kindness and compassion and tsedakah.  Sim shalom tovah u’vracha, chein, v’chesed v’rachamin: May you be granted peace, goodness, blessing, favor, lovingkindness and mercy in the new year.  Amen.


Children’s minyan.

Children’s services are currently being planned for the year. Please contact Jeffrey Halpern  if you want to be involved with the planning, or if you would like to be a special guest and help for one week.

No electronic devices are permitted. No electronic children’s toys or cell phones or cameras are permitted in the synagogue on the Sabbath.

Please consider making a gift to one of our many funds. Visit our website, for details. Thank you for your support of Shaarey Tphiloh. Contributions are tax-deductible. 

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 11- 6:45 p.m. Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat/ Maariv

Saturday, September 12- 9:30 a.m. Shacharit

Saturday, September 12- 6:15 p.m. Mincha, Seudah shlishit with talk by Garth Silberstein about the High Holidays, followed by Maariv/ Havdalah at 7:40 p.m.

Sunday, September 13- Erev Rosh Hashanah candle lighting 6:37 p.m., services 6:45 p.m.

Monday, September 14- First Day Rosh Hashanah 9:00 a.m., Shofar service 10:30 a.m.

Taschlich meet at Shaarey Tphiloh 5:45 p.m. and walk to Back Cove

Mincha/Maariv 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, September 15- Second Day Rosh Hashanah. Same times as for September 14


Shabbat Shuvah

Saturday, September 19-9:30 a.m. Shacharit


Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 22- Erev Yom Kippur 6:21 p.m. candle lighting,

6:15 pm. Kol Nidrei

Wednesday, September 23- 9:00 a.m. Shacharit, 11:00 a.m. Yizkor

5:30 p.m. Mincha followed by Neilah. 7:20 p.m. Break Fast



Friday, September 25-6:15 p.m. Evening services

Saturday, September 26-9:30 a.m. Shacharit



Sunday, September 27-6:15 p.m. Evening service followed by light dinner in the sukkah

Monday and Tuesday, September 28 & 29-9:30 a.m. Shacharit

Monday, September 28-Evening service 6:15 p.m.


Shemini Atzeret

Monday, October 5-9:30 a.m. Shacharit, 11:00 a.m. Yizkor


Simchat Torah

Monday, October 5- Erev Simchat Torah 7 p.m. Evening service

Tuesday, October 6- Simchat Torah Day 9:30 a.m. Schacharit

This year, no mixed seating section is available.

Yahrzeits This Week

Yahrzeits This Week

22 Elul Samuel Feinberg, Edith Freedman, Ida Gordon, Louis Levey
23 Elul  Joseph Berenson, Evelyn Finkelman, Rebecca Helfont, Alice Modes Hurst, Benjamin Wolf Alice Modes
24 Elul  Morris Raden
25 Elul  Ada Brenner, Pya Cope, Louis Siegel, Howard Urdang
26 Elul  Jacob Branz, Anna Greenstein, Tina Leiberman, Harry Shuman
27 Elul  Louis Ackerman,  Robert Arnowitz, Anna Diner, Stephen Jacobson, Reuben Sneider
28 Elul  Bessie Santosky


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