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Last Updated: 5/27/2020 7:22 pm ET

פרשת במדבר

 5/23/20 - 5/30/20
כ״ט אייר תש"פ - ז׳ סיון תש"פ


The Agudah is closed for davening and learning until further notice. This page will be updated with zmanim, shiurim links, and announcements.
NOTE: מגן אבות is not recited on Friday night in a backyard / informal minyan.
SHABBOS (5/23 Shabbos Mevorchim)
Leil Shabbos
     Earliest time to light candles (Plag HaMincha) - 6:50
           Must light before husband accepts Shabbos if at home
     Mincha/Candle Lighting - 8:02
     Shkia - 8:20

Shabbos Day
     HaNetz - 5:47
     Sof Zman Krias Shema (Gra) - 9:25
     Sof Zman Tefila (Gra) - 10:38
     Earliest Mincha - 1:41
     Shkia - 8:21
     Zman Melacha - 9:34

WEEKDAY (5/24 - 5/30)
Sunday - Rosh Chodesh
     HaNetz - 5:46
     Sof Zman Krias Shema (Gra) - 9:24
     Sof Zman Tefila (Gra) - 10:37
     Earliest Mincha - 1:41
     Shkiya - 8:22
     Tzais (72 min) - 9:35

     HaNetz - 5:46
     Sof Zman Krias Shema (Gra) - 9:24
     Sof Zman Tefila (Gra) - 10:37
     Earliest Mincha - 1:41
     Shkiya - 8:22
     Tzais (72 min) - 9:35

     HaNetz - 5:45
     Sof Zman Krias Shema (Gra) - 9:24
     Sof Zman Tefila (Gra) - 10:37
     Earliest Mincha - 1:41
     Shkiya - 8:23
     Tzais (72 min) - 9:36

     HaNetz - 5:45
     Sof Zman Krias Shema (Gra) - 9:24
     Sof Zman Tefila (Gra) - 10:37
     Earliest Mincha - 1:41
     Shkiya - 8:24
     Tzais (72 min) - 9:37

Thursday - Erev Shavuos
     HaNetz - 5:44
     Sof Zman Krias Shema (Gra) - 9:23
     Sof Zman Tefila (Gra) - 10:37
     Earliest Mincha - 1:42
     Eruv Tavshilin
     Plag HaMincha - 6:54 (but daven maariv after Tzais)
     Candle Lighting - 8:07
     Shkiya - 8:25
     Zman Kiddush/Tzais - 9:38

Friday - Shavuos I
     Misheyakir - 5:08
     HaNetz - 5:44
     Sof Zman Krias Shema (Gra) - 9:23
     Sof Zman Tefila (Gra) - 10:37
     Earliest Mincha - 1:42
     Plag HaMincha - 6:54
     Candle Lighting - 8:07
     Shkiya - 8:25
     Tzais (72 min) - 9:38

Shabbos - Shavuos II
     HaNetz - 5:43
     Sof Zman Krias Shema (Gra) - 9:23
     Sof Zman Tefila (Gra) - 10:37
     Earliest Mincha - 1:42
     Shkia - 8:26
     Zman Melacha - 9:39


Backyard/porch minyan have started in Baltimore!  Registration should be done via  Please read and comply with the following notice regarding the resumption of Minyanim on porches and backyards.
Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election were not all delivered yet.  Watch out for yours and promptly respond.

TableTalk available on the front porch of 3201 Taney Road. Please use gloved hands to take a copy.

Upcoming Live Presentations

Likras Shavuos לקראת שבועות

Join us for 15 minutes of Avos Ubanim learning in the comfort of your home followed by a shiur on zoom or by phone with Rabbi Sholom Tendler and capped off by a raffle with Rabbi Zvi Schwartz

Thursday Erev Yom Tov @ 6:00 PM  Shiur begins at 6:15 pm

All boys who call in/ log into zoom and learn 15 minutes before or after the shiur will be invited to pick up a delicious Chocolate Bar and a J&J Ice Coffee or bottle of Snapple on Erev Yom Tov between 7pm- 815 pm from the porch of Rabbi Schwartz at 3402 Pinkney Rd or on the first day Yom Tov 3-5pm

Sponsored by Mr and Mrs Yaakov Nelkin

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 835 6160 4886 Password: 609467OR Join by phone: 1 301 715 8592 US

One click version of that phone number + access code for cell phones: 1-301-715-8592,,83561604886#609467#

Information and Resources

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

The Mikvah of Baltimore is now by appointment only. Learn more and make an appointment on their website. For those who do not have internet access, call 443-990-0950 to set up an appointment. Leave a message and someone will return the call.

The Agudah's Keilim mikveh is now closed.

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

Corona-related Halacha sheets that were reviewed by Rav Heinemann:

Otzar Hachochma has generously granted free online access to its basic catalog in order to improve access to seforim during the time that are batei medrash are not available. It can be accessed here.

Letter of Chizuk from Rabbi Heinemann - Hebrew original (Rashi script). English translation by Rabbi Mordechai Frankel.

Joint Statement to the Orthodox Community Regarding Pesach

Schedules from Pesach 5780 to Rosh HaShanah 5781:

Rav Mordechai Frankel's Drashas:

Virtual (Live) Learning Programs

Rav Heinemann's shiurim - All the scheduled shiurim given by the Rav are streamed and accessible by teleconference.

Call-in number: 1-408-418-9388
Access code: 798 761 947 (this code changed since the first notice)
One click version of that phone number + access code for cell phones: 1-408-418-9388,,798761947#

The current streamed shiur schedule is as follows:
Storch Memorial Halacha Shiur - Sundays, 7:30 pm
Choshen Mishpat - Sundays, 8:30pm
Rambam - Tuesdays, 8:30 pm
Yoreh Deah - Thursdays, 8:00 pm
Michtav m'Eliyahu - Thursdays, 9:00 pm

Rav Frankel's shiurim:
Dirshu Mishna Berura - omud yomi shiur can be accessed by calling 774-220-4000, pin 56789#.
Sun-Thu 8:20 pm. Currently covering Hilchos Pesach.
One click version of that phone number for cell phones+ access code: 1-774-220-4000,,56789#

Daf Yomi shiur can be accessed by calling 712-832-8327, access code 6149165#.
Mon-Thu 9:00 pm
One click version of that phone number+ access code for cell phones: 1-712-832-8327,,6149165#

Recorded Shiurim

New Shiurim added on May 20th
For regular attendees of the Rabbi Frand and Rabbi Reisman shiurim, you can contact Michael Fulda for access to the latest shiurim at 410-358-1234 

Recording of Azkarah for Novominsker Rebbe ZTVKL different downloads per speaker or video of entire Azkarah

Rav Heinemann's Shiurim

  • Mikveh Shiur (sorry, sound quality is poor)
    Play recording (or download from there)    Recording password: aWRmjJy3
  • Annual Nshei Agudas Yisroel Pre-Pesach Shiur
    Link to video on Vimeo.
  • National Agudah shiur, Halacha for these Unprecedented Times
    Link to video on Vimeo.
  • Star-K shiur about the halachos of being at home
    Link to video on Vimeo.  Link to transcript.

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.
Thu, May 28 2020 5 Sivan 5780