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Welcome to New Toco Shul

NTS is an intellectually vibrant, family friendly Orthodox synagogue. We are founded on the ideas that every individual has unique abilities and perspectives, that we are obligated to share our talents with others, and that our community is strongest when our members contribute to its success and well-being. Our rabbinic and lay partners work together to provide a platform for sophisticated and nuanced Torah, reflective and meaningful Tefillah, and supportive and enriching Gemilut Chassadim.

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This Week's Zemanim


This Week (Sunday, 3/19 - Friday, 3/24)

Sunday Shacharit: 8:30 am
Mincha/Maariv: 7:30 pm
Vatikin Shacharit (Mon-Fri): 7:15 am

📣 Announcements 📣
  • Mark you calendars for several upcoming events:
    • Wednesday March 22 at 8:30 pm: Rabbi Don Seeman on "Seder with Non-Religious (or non-Jewish) Family Members" at the Noblitt home, MAA Briarcliff ("Post Briarcliff") #301.
    • Monday March 27 at 6:30 pm: 13 Steps Program (with sushi!) at the Travis home, 1478 Lachona Court.
    • Shabbat HaGadol March 31-April 1: Scholar-in-Residence with Rabbi Michael Broyde
  • Pesach Information!! Sale of hametz through Rabbi Seeman will be available next week at all regular minyan times. There is no charge for selling your hametz but any money collected will be used to help support Kimche de-Pischa. Donations may be made by cash or check or through our website by scrolling down to the rabbi’s charity and discretionary fund, where you can add a note that says “Passover.”
  • Seuda Shelishit this month is sponsored by Craig Borkowf in commemoration of the 28th yahrzeit of his father, Dr. Harold Israel Borkowf, on 23 Adar. May his neshamah have an aliyah!
  • To sponsor Kiddush or Seuda Shelishit, please reach out to Rabbi Seeman (rabbi@newtocoshul.com) or exec@newtocoshul.com.
Letter From the Rabbi's Desk


Dear Friends,
 
Purim has just ended and it is already time to get ready for Passover. This year, we have a very special event planned for Shabbat HaGadol (March 31-April 1). We will be celebrating the addition of a new Sefer Torah to our Aron Ha-Kodesh, generously sponsored by the Broyde family in loving memory of Rabbi Dr. Barry Broyde z”l. And if that is not enough, his son, Rabbi Michael Broyde, will be joining us as Scholar in Residence for the first time since he moved to Philadelphia. We will have special shiurim, including a Shabbat Hagadol Drasha, good cheer, and a luncheon Kiddush at NTS. That means fewer Shabbat dishes to prepare while you are getting ready for Passover! 
 
Rabbi Broyde does not need any introduction to our crowd. The Atlanta Jewish community has benefited from his leadership and generosity over many years, and we are proud to stream his innovative classes twice a week — including a ten week series running right now on the laws of charity and another running simultaneously on homosexuality and halakha. If you have ever studied with Rabbi Broyde, you know that he brings a depth of knowledge, perspective, and willingness to confront difficult issues that is hard to match. I am deeply grateful for his continued interest in and support of our shul. NTS is where he davens when he is in Atlanta.
 
As you all know, Rabbi Broyde teaches and works tirelessly on behalf of the Jewish community without any expectation of remuneration or really even thanks. But when people ask him how they can honor him or give  something back, he frequently asks them to support NTS. And that is what we are asking you to do now. Members of Rabbi Broyde’s Zoom classes have already raised over ten thousand dollars in his honor to support our programing. We are getting ready to make some exciting announcements about our future, and now we are asking all of you who to consider joining in. We are happy to receive your donation in any amount. Several people have already stepped up to meet or exceed a $1,500 challenge issued by one of the class participants. There is also a naming opportunity on the table! Rabbi Broyde has graciously offered to name his lecture series — which he intends to continue for many years — in honor of a $10,000 donor. That is less than an academic chair or a name on a building, and also in some ways much more meaningful. Torah lives and grows, it breathes. And that is why we do not just stand before a Sefer Torah like the one we have received, but also and especially before a scholar. Give what you can in his honor, and please consider a naming gift as well. We have met our annual fundraising goal so everything we receive now can go directly into our building fund.
 
More on that later. Please contact me or Rabbi Travis if you have any questions.
 
Shabbat Shalom!  
Don Seeman
Rabbi NTS

Upcoming Scholar-in-Residence @ NTS

Shiurim/Classes @ NTS

Current Weekly Shiur Line-Up

  • Monday at 4:00 pm: Netivot Shalom on the Weekly Parasha with Rabbi Reuven Travis (email Rabbi Travis for link).
  • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm: Homosexuality and Halacha with Rabbi Michael Broyde. (If you missed a shiur, they have been recorded and are available here.)

    Please note: Some of the conduct described in this series represent violations of Halacha. The purpose of the series is not only to explore these matters from a Jewish law perspective but also to suggest wise social policy for the Orthodox Jewish community. We emphasize from the outset that all individuals are entitled to be treated with decency and human dignity.

Sat, March 25 2023 3 Nisan 5783