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The Karaite Beit Keneset named for Salmon Ben-Yeruham in Ofaqim, Israel

Building Fund News! (update)

Latest New Moon Sighting

At sunset on Monday, 6 June, the first light of the new moon was easily  sighted from several places in the land of Israel and  neighbouring countries,  thus making  Tuesday, 7 June, Rosh Hodesh HaShelishi [New Moon day of the third month].


Rosh Hodesh Mevorakh!

Ay Başı Qotlu Bolsun!

Blessed New Moon Day!

 

Table of Torah Readings [Parashot] and Portions from the Prophets [Haftarot]


The Karaite Beit Keneset named for Mosheh Dar`i in `Abbasiyah, Cairo, Egypt


 


 

Next Predicted Sighting

The next sighting is predicted for sunset on Tuesday, 5 July,  and thus, if sighted, making Wednesday, 6 July, Rosh Hodesh HaRevii [New Moon day of the fourth month].


Learn more about sighting the new moon and the beginning of the month:

The Calendar

Calendar Calculation

CURRENT MOON

moon cycle



 


 

 

Monthly Calendar

Calendars for the whole month, showing sunrise and sunset times (in Albany, NY) for each day and the  Parashah [portion from the Torah]  for each week:


Calendar for Hodesh HaShelishi 5776


 

Calendar Archives

 


Now available: sound files of Tefillah and Haftarah reading

 


 

 

 

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In Memorium


It is with great sadness that we report that our brother Eliyahu Ben-Shalom Moussa (Pessah), of San Carlos, California, passed away on Sunday, 6 November 2011. May his memory be blessed.


It is with great sadness that we report that our brother Eliyahu Ben-Mosheh Dabbah, son of Hakham Mosheh Dabbah of Jerusalem, passed away on Sunday, 5 December 2010. May his memory be blessed.


It is with great sadness that we report that our brother and former Chief Hakham of the community in Israel Hakham Hayyim Ben-Yishaq Levi passed away on Shabbat, 25 July 2009. May his memory be blessed.


It is with great sadness that we report that our brother Mourad Ben-Mosheh El-Kodsi, of Rochester, NY, passed away on Tuesday, 25 December 2007. May his memory be blessed.


It is with great sadness that we report that our brother Rahamil Ben-Yosef Blekan, father of Hakham Avraham Ben-Rahamil Qana, passed away on Wednesday, 22 August 2007. May his memory be blessed.


It is with great sadness that we report that our sister Shoshanah Bat Shemuel Masliah, wife of Avraham Ben Mosheh Daud, passed away on Friday, 4 May 2007. May her memory be blessed.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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