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IMPORTANT INFO - COVID19 IMPACT: We are open on a modified minyan schedule. Shiurim will be available online and by call in. The office is open on a limited basis and by appointment only. Please check the QJC COVID19 page on our website and the QJC Facebook page for important QJC information and to see what the shul is offering. It will be updated regularly so please check back for updates. Also, please check Rabbi Kerbel's blog for more information.

RABBI JUDAH KERBEL'S BLOG

07/02/2019 01:16:01 AM

Jul2

Check back to this page for future postings from Rabbi Judah Kerbel.

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Tisha B'av Updates

07/15/2021 01:59:07 PM

Jul15

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
(A couple of things needed to be clarified from yesterday's email:Eicha will be available on Zoom motzaei ShRead more...

Important Tisha B'av Information

07/14/2021 06:58:36 PM

Jul14

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

Unfortunately, Tisha B'av is approaching this weekend, and I want to call attention to cerRead more...

Corrected Version - Bein Hametzarim/Three Weeks

06/28/2021 09:00:37 PM

Jun28

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Please see attached for this year's Bein Hametzarim/Three Weeks guide.
This version is a corrected version Read more...

Recording of Rav Taragin's Shiur * More Pesach Info

03/14/2021 05:09:46 PM

Mar14

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Chodesh tov,

I apologize in advance, but as Pesach appraoches, I want to share helpful information in as tRead more...

"Jewry Duty" for Spring/Summer

03/11/2021 10:23:50 AM

Mar11

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

The mishkan was the first iteration of the institutions the Jewish people have built forRead more...

Purim 5781 Guide

02/07/2021 04:44:58 PM

Feb7

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel


Please see the attached file for a halachic guide to Purim 5781!
Please be in touch with any questions.
WiRead more...

MLK Day

01/18/2021 10:36:06 AM

Jan18

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

Today, we observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which coincides around his birthday.

InasmuRead more...

Updates: Rabbi's Fund and Book Club

01/13/2021 03:52:22 PM

Jan13

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

I wanted to be in touch about the following updates:
​​​​​​​It has been a whRead more...

COVID-19 Vaccine

01/11/2021 11:30:52 AM

Jan11

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

Baruch Hashem, progress is being made and more people are about to become elligible to takRead more...

Today's Events

01/06/2021 06:56:22 PM

Jan6

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

No matter where we stand on the political spectrum, we all want peace and justice in our sRead more...

Article I Published - Shul Post-COVID

01/05/2021 09:44:51 AM

Jan5

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

As ten months of this pandemic have gone by, it has not gotten easier with time to not be Read more...

CORRECTED EMAIL: NASCK TEAM Shabbos: Vayechi

12/26/2020 09:35:07 PM

Dec26

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Shavua tov friends,

Parashas Vayechi has been established by the National Association of Chevra Kadisha as Read more...

NASCK TEAM Shabbos: Vayechi

12/26/2020 09:33:07 PM

Dec26

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Shavua tov friends,

Parashas Vayechi has been established by the National Association of Chevra Kadisha as Read more...

Asarah B'Teves

12/20/2020 03:00:07 PM

Dec20

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Shavua tov,

Asarah B’Tevet takes place this coming Friday. This day originally marks the siege around YerRead more...

Reminder: Shabbat Project - 8:30 Tonight

11/05/2020 08:12:28 PM

Nov5

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

This coming week, throughout the world, Jews are participating in the Shabbat Project. TheRead more...

Shabbat Project - Parashat Vayeira

11/04/2020 04:13:10 PM

Nov4

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

This coming week, throughout the world, Jews are participating in the Shabbat Project. TheRead more...

Introducing "Jewry Duty" Initiative

10/29/2020 08:06:38 AM

Oct29

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

Before I explain “what” I am asking for regarding daily minyan, I want to share the Read more...

Saying Tachanun at this Juncture

10/12/2020 05:40:58 PM

Oct12

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

First, I want to thank everyone for a successful and meaningful Yamim Noraim season. With Read more...

A Message for Simchas Torah

10/09/2020 01:22:58 PM

Oct9

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

While this was included in the previous weekly email, I wanted to send a separate email toRead more...

REMINDER - Tonight: Shiur and Yizkor

10/08/2020 05:32:43 PM

Oct8

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Moadim L'simcha!

Here's a reminder of the following:

My shiur for the week will take place Thursday night Read more...

Shiurim and Yizkor

10/07/2020 11:01:59 AM

Oct7

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

A few announcements:

Today (Wednesday), at 1:00 PM, I will have the honor of sharing a D'Read more...

Minyan in Auditorium

10/04/2020 08:44:29 PM

Oct4

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Moed tov to all!

Minyanim this week will be held in the auditorium.
Please use the 66th Avenue entrance.
BeRead more...

Reflections on Yom Kippur and Sukkot Resources

10/02/2020 12:04:31 PM

Oct2

Rabbi Judah kerbel

Dear QJC Family, As Sukkot approaches, I am sharing some resources below, including a document that includes a guide to davening, general halachic matters that pertain to Sukkot, and a Dvar Torah - please read to the end!Read more...

Temperature Checks at the Door

09/25/2020 02:55:57 PM

Sep25

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

Please be advised that beginning tonight, anyone coming into shul for minyan will be requiRead more...

Shabbos Shuva and Davening Instructions for those at Home

09/24/2020 09:26:42 PM

Sep24

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

It feels like just a few weeks ago that I was sitting in my mother-in-law's artroom givingRead more...

Hataras Nedarim Outdoors

09/17/2020 03:51:41 PM

Sep17

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
If anyone is not able to come to shul for hataras nedarim, we will offer the option outdoors tomorrow (FridaRead more...

Yamim Noraim Resources

09/14/2020 09:51:11 PM

Sep14

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

I hope everyone is doing well as we prepare to usher in Yamim Noraim this coming Shabbos!
Read more...

HAPPENING NOW: Shiur with Dr. Erica Brown

09/13/2020 07:32:10 PM

Sep13

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel

https://zoom.us/s/93713522296?pwd=YWZnZFJ6Z21tTVVQeWltTStQSk5Idz09
Kol tuv,
​​​​​​​
Judah KeRead more...

Selichos (Motzaei Shabbos) and Shiur with Dr. Erica Brown (Sunday night)

09/12/2020 10:01:11 PM

Sep12

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

Selichos will take place tonight at 10:15 PM, both in shul and over Zoom. Here is a link tRead more...

Reminder: Yamim Noraim Q&A on Thursday

09/09/2020 10:13:25 PM

Sep9

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

Just a reminder of a few items coming up:On Thursday, September 10, at 8:00 PM, I plan to Read more...

Updates: Shiur Schedule Change, Q&A, Upcoming Program

09/06/2020 09:30:25 PM

Sep6

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

I wanted to take an opportunity to share a couple of updates about the schedule for the neRead more...

Corrected Link for AIPAC Event

08/20/2020 08:03:48 AM

Aug20

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
CLICK HERE FOR CORRECTED LINK FOR AIPAC EVENT

Dear QJC Family,

Rosh Chodesh Elul begins tonight!

As the Read more...

Elul: Daily Minyanim, Upcoming Programs, and Initiatives

08/19/2020 08:17:04 PM

Aug19

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

Rosh Chodesh Elul begins tonight!

As the summer begins to come to a close, we are workingRead more...

Kiddush on Shabbatot

08/13/2020 01:20:59 PM

Aug13

Rabbi Judah Kerbel

Beginning this Shabbos, we are excited to be able to offer a small kiddush after both minyanim. I wanted to let everyone know that this is happening and what the protocol is.Read more...

Three Weeks

07/07/2020 07:34:25 PM

Jul7

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
(A PDF version of this is available here. While I prepared a version of it before I began vacation, I have mRead more...

QJC Minyanim Update

06/21/2020 12:25:10 PM

Jun21

Minyanim Update
Dear Friends,

מה טבו אהליך יעקב משכנותיך ישראל
How goodly your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O IsraelRead more...

Minyanim and Absentee Ballots

06/07/2020 10:27:40 PM

Jun7

Rabbi Judah Kerbel

Dear QJC Family, עבדו את ה' ביראה, וגילו ברעדהWorship Hashem with fear, and rejoice Read more...

Survey about Resuming Minyanim Next Week

06/04/2020 08:51:10 AM

Jun4

Rabbi Judah Kerbel

Dear QJC Family, Please click here to fill out a survey regarding the resumption of minyanim at QJC.Read more...

REMINDER: Shiur and Yizkor Tonight

05/27/2020 10:36:06 PM

May27

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Reminder for tonight:

Pre-Tikkun Leil Shavuos Shiur with Rabbi Kerbel followed by Yizkor will take placeRead more...

QJC Shavuos Reader

05/27/2020 10:01:07 PM

May27

Rabbi Judah Kerbel

Dear QJC Family, I am pleased to share our QJC Shavuos Reader!Read more...

Shiur Tonight - 7:00 PM

05/26/2020 11:08:17 AM

May26

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Good morning!

Please join me for my shiur tonight at 7:00 PM. We will begin chapter four of the Shemonah PeRead more...

Shavuot

05/25/2020 08:26:25 PM

May25

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

With Shavuot coming up, there are some programs and resources that I would like to remind Read more...

Corrected URL

05/24/2020 11:36:09 AM

May24

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel

 https://ramaz.zoom.us/j/93713522296?pwd=ZEJpTG0xcE9YTjMzU0dQMzdhSEFTQT09 ​​​​​​​


CRead more...

TODAY: Lecture with Rabbi Shalom Hammer

05/24/2020 07:00:55 AM

May24

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel

Please join us at 11:30 AM this morning.
Click here to join.


CLICK HERE - prior messages posted frRead more...

Important Update Regarding COVID-19

05/21/2020 12:24:57 PM

May21

Rabbi Judah Kerbel

Dear Friends, Please see the letter  in the link explaining our shul's position on recent developments.Read more...

Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot

05/20/2020 09:55:12 PM

May20

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Dear QJC Family,

With Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot coming up, there are some programs and resources that I Read more...

Shiur Tonight - 7:00 PM

05/19/2020 03:18:28 PM

May19

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Good afternoon!

Please join me for my shiur tonight at 7:00 PM. We will learn chapter three of the ShemonahRead more...

Shloshim for Mark Levine z"l

05/14/2020 09:53:25 PM

May14

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
​​​​​​​


https://ramaz.zoom.us/s/93713522296?pwd=ZEJpTG0xcE9YTjMzU0dQMzdhSEFTQT09

CLIRead more...

Shiur Tonight - 7:00 PM

05/12/2020 05:24:25 PM

May12

A Message from
Rabbi Judah Kerbel
Good afternoon, happy lag ba-omer!

Please join me for my shiur tonight at 7:00 PM. We will learn chapter twRead more...

Updates and Resources

05/11/2020 09:53:10 PM

May11

Rabbi Judah Kerbel

A few weeks ago, I wrote regarding Sefirat Ha-Omer and its mourning practices. For the last four weeks or so between Pesach and this point, the mourning practices created extra meaning as we mourn the losses of those who have lost their lives to this plague and are experiencing a more somber mood. Meanwhile, as I write this, we enter Lag Ba-Omer, the day that the plague affecting Rabbi Akiva's students ended.Read more...
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