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Building reopening

The Agudah building has reopened!

Per Rabbi Heinemann, someone who has Coronavirus symptoms or those who have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for Coronavirus SHOULD NOT enter the Agudah and potentially endanger the tzibur.

פרשת בראשית
10/17/20 - 10/23/20
כ״ט תשרי תשפ״א - ה׳ חשון תשפ״א


SHABBOS (10/17 Shabbos Mevorchim)
Leil Shabbos
     Mincha/Candle Lighting - 6:07
     Shkia - 6:25

Shabbos Day
     Daf Yomi - 7:45
     Shacharis - 6:39, 7:15, 8:30
     Sof Zman Krias Shema (Gra) - 10:05
     Sof Zman Tefilla (Gra) - 11:00
     Daf Yomi - 4:45 (Eruvin 69)
     Rav's Gemara Shiur - 4:45
     Mincha - 2:00, 5:30, 5:45
     Rav's Halachic Issue Shiur - will not take place
     Maariv - 7:25
     Zman Melacha - 7:37

WEEKDAY (10/18 - 10/23)

Sun (Rosh Chodesh) - 6:09, 7:10, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00
Mon (Rosh Chodesh) - 6:10, 6:35*, 7:10, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00
Tues, Wed, Fri - 6:20, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00
Thurs - 6:13, 6:50, 7:20, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00

Sun - 1:30, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 5:30
Mon - Thurs - 1:30, 2:00, 4:00, 5:00, 5:30
Fri - 1:30, 2:00, 3:00

Sun - Thurs - 6:00

Sun - Thurs - 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00


NEW: Schedules from Rosh HaShanah to Pesach 5781 Shalosh Seudos will not take place in shul this week.

The Rebbitzen Ruderman library will be closed for the next few weeks. After that time we will reassess.

Please daven for Yitchok ben Yenta.

Shul COVID-19 Changes

מנינים update: In order to enable people to daven at the time of their 
choice and to ensure social distancing at all מנינים, we are monitoring the
 מנינים and adjusting accordingly. We are also working to ensure that no
one comes to Shul at a scheduled time for a תפילה and does not find a מנין.

Face Masks: The Rav has stated that face masks covering the mouth
and nose must be worn at all times at the Agudah building. This
applies even when learning, davening for the amud, or leining for
the tzibbur. One who is unable to comply should not enter the building.

Family members (from the same household) must sit next to
each other so as to leave available more areas with proper social spacing.

Non-members should choose Minyanim which have sufficient space 
for members and their children to sit with social distancing.

עזרת נשים: On שבת morning, the balcony will be available for women. 
The second floor עזרת נשים will be available for overflow men.

In-person Learning Programs

Rav Heinemann

Rav Heinemann's shiurim are also available by live dial-in at:
Access code: 798 761 947

  All callers will be muted to start.
  If you wish to ask a question, unmute yourself by pressing *6   
  After the question re-mute yourself by again pressing *6
  • Storch Memorial Halacha Shiur – Sunday, 7:30pm in 3rd floor Beis Medresh
  • Choshen Mishpat – Sunday, 8:30pm in 3rd floor side classroom
  • Rambam – Tuesday, 8:30pm in basement
  • Taaruvos – Thursday, 8:00pm in 3rd floor Beis Medresh
  • Michtav M'Eliyahu – Thursday, 9:00pm in 3rd floor side classroom
  • Halachic Issues – Shabbos, approx. half-hour before Maariv in 1st floor Beis Medresh
  • Halacha (women only) – alternate Mondays, 9:00 - 9:45pm in balcony

Rav Frankel
  • Daf Yomi – 
    • At Agudah in library: Sunday 7:45 - 9:15am; Shabbos, one hour before mincha
    • At Glen Ave: Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 10:00pm
  • Mishna Berurah – 
    • Sunday, 8:30 - 9:00pm
    • Monday - Thursday 8:20 - 8:55pm in balcony

Information and Resources

This website provides a live feed of updates in the Baltimore community related to the COVID-19 situation.

Loan Gemachs
During the current crisis, these Gemachs can lend a borrower up to $2000 to be repaid using head checks, the first payment will be due 3 months after the loan is made. The Gemachs require two cosignors for the loan. Contact the Gemach contact for more information.
  • The Agudas Yisroel of Baltimore Singer/Blatt Gemach - contact Tzvi Hefter 410-764-3913
  • PS Gmach - contact Nachman Schachter 410-358-2268
  • Avigdor Free Loan Association - contact Yitchok Steinharter 410-358-0316
  • The GLRMF Gemach - contact Yossi Goldstein 443-286-1327
  • Hebrew Free Loan Association - contact David Kramer 443-286-8092 or email

Downloads and Health Statements

Halacha sheets that were reviewed by Rav Heinemann:

Otzar Hachochma had generously granted free online access to its basic catalog in order to improve access to seforim during the peak time that are batei medrash were not available. We thank them for this.  To purchase a subscription click here.


On August 10th, the Agudah buried four 30 Cubic Yard dumpsters with the Shaimos of the City of Baltimore for the last two years. Rav Heinemann's Hesped on the Shaimos – download video or audio


Community Announcements

National Service: The Technology Chizuk Hotline. Inspiration regarding the challenges of modern technology. Call to listen to a collection of powerful speeches given by rabbonim and mechanchim. Tel: 641-715-3800 code 886563#. Available in English, Hebrew, Yiddish.

Ride Gemach - Please call the Share-A-Ride G’mach at 410-358-RIDE, if you or your guests are traveling to or from Baltimore and can take packages or passengers.
Wed, October 21 2020 3 Cheshvan 5781