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פרשת ויקרא
 3/28/20- 4/3/20

ג׳ ניסן תש"פ - ט׳ ניסן תש"פ

Weekly Schedule

The Agudah is closed for davening and learning until further notice. This page will be updated with zmanim, shiurim links, and announcements.

SHABBOS (3/28)
Earliest time to light candles (Plag HaMincha) - 6:08
      Must light before husband accepts Shabbos if at home
Mincha/Candle Lighting - 7:08
Shkia - 7:26
HaNetz - 6:56
Sof Zman Krias Shema - 10:04
Earliest Mincha - 1:43
Daf Yomi - Shabbos 22
Shkiya - 7:27
Zman Melacha - 8:40

WEEKDAY (3/29 - 4/3)

HaNetz times
     - Sunday 6:55
     - Monday 6:53
     - Tuesday 6:52
     - Wednesday 6:50
     - Thursday 6:49
     - Friday 6:47


Rav Frankel's Dvar Torah for Vayikra – download link

Mechiras (Selling) Chametz

Fill in this online form to sell your chametz with Rav Heinemann shlita.

The online form follows Rav Heinemann’s mechiras chometz document and provides for a signature, DocuSign verification, and email confirmation. The rest of the mechira will be handled in the exact same manner as in prior years. Thanks to the Star-K and Duvys Media for putting this together!

Please use the online form if possible.  If the online form does not work for you, you may download the regular form, print it, fill it out, and mail ASAP to Aryeh Katz 2703 Taney Rd, Baltimore MD 21209. It must arrive by April 7th for the sale to brought to the Rav in time.

Alternatively, you may fax the form to 410-653-9294 by April 7th, which is safer than mailing it.

Artscroll is temporarily making some digital materials available free.
PDF downloads of Parsha Vayikra and a free volume on the Artscroll Digital App.

Reminder: We do not say Tachanun nor Av Harachamim and Tzidkoscha on Shabbos until after Nissan.

Upcoming Live Presentations

Siyum for Shloshim of Sol E. Gerstman שלמה עזרא בן מרדכי ז״ל @ Tue Mar 31, 2020 1pm - 2pm (EDT)
Join Zoom Meeting   Meeting ID: 628 620 878
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+972 3 978 6688 Israel
Meeting ID: 628 620 878

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

Recorded Shiurim

March 28, 2020
Rabbi Reisman's Motzei Shabbos Shiur

Shoftim Perek 16 Pasuk 18 - Using Shem Shamayim in Ordinary Speech
Download Video or 
Audio (begins at 4:10)

March 25, 2020
Rav Heinemann's Annual Nshei Agudas Yisroel Pre-Pesach Shiur
March 23, 2020
Rav Heinemann's National Agudah shiur, Halacha for these Unprecedented Times - Link to video on Vimeo.
March 19, 2020
Rav Heinemann's Star-K shiur about the halachos of being at home - Link to video on Vimeo. Link to transcript.

Rabbi Frand's Thursday Night Weekly Shiur
March 26 Topic "The Chazan in Halacha and Minhag" – Download
March 19 Topic "Covid-19 Chizuk" - Download

Virtual Learning Programs

Rav'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

Rabbi 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#

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.
Tue, March 31 2020 6 Nisan 5780