Friday, December 30, 2005

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Rabbi Frand by hookup in Hillcrest

Rabbi Frand Topic Thurs Dec 29 9PM

Cutting Hair/Nails On Shabbos

DK Says Nice Things about AY at Beyondbt.com

DK is David Kirschner and he sits in the front right section of the Shul on Shabbos. I'm not sure where his wife Bella sits in the women's section when she comes.

In a recent post at Beyond Teshuva titled Davening in Shul or Yeshiva he explains why he is now regularly davening at AY.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Congratulations to Eli Daitchman and Yosef Salzbank

Congratulations to Eli Daitchman and Yosef Salzbank members of the Dreidel band on a third place finish in the “battle of the bands” that was recently held at Lander College Lander College .

SHABBOS ROSH CHODESH CHANUKAH KIDDUSH

Please join us this Shabbos for a gala kiddush to celebrate that which the Greeks wanted to eradicate,Shabbos & Rosh Chodesh

If you are interested in sponsoring the kiddush please contact me at lstern@jndltd.com or in the evenings at 718-575-0801.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Congregation Ahavas Yisrael Presents:

"The Parrot Guy"

Followed by: Make your own Chanukah Sundaes

Date: Monday, January 2
Time: 11:00-12:30
Location: 147-02 73rd Ave.
Admission: AY members - $4
non-members - $6 (max. $18 per family)

Parental Supervision required for children under 5 years of age.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Vaad L'Chizuk Hatorah - Rabbi Yitzchok Ginsberg - Dec 26 10:00 AM

Vaad L'Chizuk Hatorah - Monday - Dec 26 - 10:00 AM

Divrei Hisorrarus: Rabbi Dovid Sheinfeld

Shuir: Rabbi Yitzchok Ginsberg (Monsey)

Cong Degel Israel 144-02 68th Drive

R’ Moshe Schwerd - “Chanuka and the Secret to Spiritual Growth” - December 24, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Join us for a Shiur for Men and Women

R’ Moshe Schwerd

“Chanukah and the Secret to Spiritual Growth”

Motza'ei Shabbos December 24, 2005
8:00 PM

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel 147-02 73rd Avenue

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Job Available Shipping Manager / General Manager

There is a job available as a Shipping Manager / General Manager in Brooklyn. Call Alan Levy at 347 581-3133 for details.

Download Rabbi Welcher's shiur on the Guests Sharing in Chanukah Licht - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on Guests Sharing in Chanukah Licht can be downloaded here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Reminder: Women's League Supperette Monday Dec. 19th

Just a brief reminder that Monday night, Dec. 19th is our Annual Women's League Supperette, to be held at 7:30 PM at the home of Barbara & Michael Salzbank. Please see previous post(s) for further info.

Glasses were found

A pair of ladies' eye glasses were left at the Wasserman/Eskenazi wedding. To claim them please contact the Wassermans.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Who Can Motzi Who - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Who Can Motzi Who can be downloaded here.

Jewish Heritage Center Chinese Auction - December 17th

The Jewish Heritage Center will be having their annual Chinese Auction this Moetzei Shabbos, December 17th at Shaare Tova 82-33 Lefferts Blvd, Kew Gardens. The doors open at 8:30 and the drawing will not begin before 10:30.

Women's League Shiur by Rabbi Moshe Bilitsky - December 17th at 3:15 PM

The Women's League will IY"H host a shiur by Rabbi Moshe Bilitsky titled "The Brochas of the Avos" on Shabbos Parshas VaYishlach, December 17th at 3:15 PM at the home of Gitle Bekelnitzky at 147-09 72nd Drive.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Reminder: Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller at CAY - Thursday December 15th 8:30 - For Single Women at 6:30 at the Linn Residence

Join us for a Shiur for Women

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

“The Jew and the Jewish Community”

Thursday – December 15th, 2005 - 8:30 PM
No Admission Charge

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel - 147-02 73rd Avenue
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The Unique Challenge of the Jewish Woman”
For Single Women Only - Shiur and Light Buffet Supper

Thursday – December 15th, 2005 - 6:30 PM
Suggested Donation $5.00

R.S.V.P. Requested (646) 808-6079 or TheLinns@hotmail.com

The Linn Residence - 144-04 70th Road

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

RABBI FISHEL EISENBACH TO GIVE SHIUR

Rabbi Yechiel Fishel Eisenbach will be giveing a shiur at the home of Eli & Yitty Glaser on Sunday December 18th at 8:00 PM. Their address is 138-45 78th drive.
The shiur is given l'iluy nishmas Yechiel Avraham Avigdor ben Eliyahu.
Rabbi Eisenbach will be available after the shiur for private meetings.

Monday, December 12, 2005

STEVE & LINDA BRIZEL TO BE HONORED

Steve & Linda Brizel will receive the Rabbi Pinchas and Rebbetzin Elaine Stolper Alumni Service Award at the NCSY Ben Zakkai dinner on Sunday January 15. Those who want to participate in the AY group ad should contact Harold Mittel.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Check Out the Beyond Teshuva Blog

There is a new blog called Beyond Teshuva, with a focus on issues of common interest to Baalei Teshuva. There is a nice Kew Gsrdens Hills contingent and even some people from the Shul. The address is http://www.beyondbt.com

Rabbi Frand via live Hookup on Talmud Torah Vs. Kibud AV at Torah Center

Rabbi Frand Topic for Thursday December 8 at 8:00 PM - Talmud Torah Vs. Kibud AV

Torah Center of Hillcrest
171-05 Jewel Avenue
Flushing, NY 11365
(718)380-5511

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Monday, December 05, 2005

Rabbi Welcher on "Halachos of V'sein Tal U'Matar" on Tuesday, December 6th at 8:30

Rabbi Welcher will be giving a shiur on "Halachos of V'sein Tal U'Matar" on Tuesday, December 6th at 8:30 in the Shul

Dr Michelle Levine Will Be Giving a Shiur on Chanukah on Wednesday December 7, 2005 at 8:00 PM at Etz Chaim

Dr Michelle Levine will be giving a shiur on "Chanukah: Celebration of Torah She'bal Peh on Wednesday December 7, 2005 at 8:00 PM at Congregation Etz Chaim 147-19 73rd Avenue.

Supperette Update

Due to a scheduling conflict with Parent/Teacher Conferences at Bais Yaakov, we will be rescheduling our Annual Membership Supperette. Please stay tuned for the new date. In the meantime, please contact either of the chairladies (Nedra or Jennifer) with information on what kind of dish you'll be bringing. Recipes can be forwarded to jhmeltzer @ gmail.com for distribution that evening.

Looking forward to seeing a great turnout!

Sunday, December 04, 2005

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Eating Your Vegetables (how much?) and Joining In Zimun- mp3

In R' Yechezkel Rosenberg's chavrusa program this morning we explored whether you must eat a kezayis of vegetables to join in a zimun and whether somebody who joins in based on vegetables has to say an after brocha or can he be yotzei with the leaders benching. An interesting footnote was the Chazon Ish's reference to the Chofetz Chaim as the GRIM.

This particular sugya was one of the most difficult to date, but R' Rosenberg made it digestible for all those present. If you missed it, you can download it here.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Rabbi Welcher on Halachos of V'sein Tal U'Matar" on Tuesday, December 6th at 8:30

Rabbi Herschel Welcher will be giving a Shiur on the Halachos of V'sein Tal U'Matar" on Tuesday, December 6th at 8:30.

R’ Daniel Stein - Shabbos Morning Parsha Shiur 7:55 AM

R’ Daniel Stein will give the next shiur in our Parsha Series on Shabbos Morning at 7:55 AM.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

12/3 "Kids for Kids" Chinese Auction

The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills and Queens Valley Youth Department is holding it’s 3rd Annual “Kids for Kids” Pre-Chanukah Chinese Auction. The gifts are all children’s toys and games.

The beneficiaries of this auction are the students of YESS! (Yeshiva Education for Special Students).

The Chinese Auction will take place on Motzei Shabbos, December 3rd at 7:45 PM at Yeshiva Central Queens located at 150th Street and 70th Road in Kew Gardens Hills.

Admission is $18 per adult which includes one raffle ticket towards the grand prize, a buffet dinner, magician and door prizes. Children enter free with adults' paid admission! For more information or to help sponsor this event, please email aspygoldstein@hotmail.com

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Download Rabbi Welcher's Shiur on Bitul B'Rov and B'Shishim Part - 4

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on Bitul B'Rov and B'Shishim Part - 4 can be downloaded here.

Mosdos Toldos Aaron Parlor Meeting - Monday December 5 - 8:00 PM

On behalf of Mosdos Toldos Aaron we take great pleasure in inviting you to an evening of inspiration with the participation of the Admor Shlit"a. Anyone who has ever visited Yerushalayim does not need an introduction to the holy Mosdos Hatorah that enrich the spiritual lives of so many. The chinuch of Torah and Avodah exemplified by this kehillah touches the lives of us all and surely brings the "shefa" that we need here in the United States. The financial burden of the Mosdos is impossible for them to bear alone, and it is up to us to help them continue in their holy work.
Please honor us with your presence.

DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2005
WHEN: 8:00 PM
WHERE: 72-33 137TH STREET, FLUSHING, NY
Israel & Ruchi Sherman Nachum & Rifky Sherman

12/4 YIKGH/OU Positive Jewish Parenting - The Early Years

On Sunday Morning December 4th 2005 from 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. the Orthodox Union will be conducting a seminar on "Positive Jewish Parenting - The Early Years". For further information on this event please see their Flyer in PDF Format.
http://www.yikgh.org/parenting.pdf

12/9-10 YIKGH Carlebach Shabbos, Seudah, and an Oneg w/ Yisroel Williger

The Young Israel of Kew Gardens will be hosting a Jewish Musical weekend culminating with its' annual concert (http://www.yikgh.org/concert.pdf).

The Young Israel will be hosting Yisroel Williger for a special Carlebach Shabbos, on Shabbos Parshas Vayaytzei (http://www.yikgh.org/carlebach.pdf).

The Women's League of The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills Invites all individuals, couples, and families to celebrate a Shabbos of Spirit and Zemiros with a Seudah at the shul following the Friday Night Carlebach Davening.
The price for the seudah is as follows:
Cost per individual: $25
Cost per child under 18 when accompanied by an adult: $15

The Seudah is followed by an Oneg, at 8:00 pm, open to everyone. The Oneg will feature Zemiros and Singing with Yisroel Williger.

For reservations:
Contact the shul office at 718-261-9723 or
Yussie Englander at 917-929-1163 or dbl_yy@yahoo.com
before Monday, Dec. 5th

The Seudah is co-sponsored by KGHSingles

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Friday, November 25, 2005

RABBI ORLOFSKY AT RAV OELBAUM'S SHULE

An Inspirational Evening
In Memory of Our Son and Brother
Yaeer Nissanian z”l

FEATURING
Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky
Renowned Speaker from Ohr Sameach, Darchei Binah and Neve Yerushalaim


Sunday, November 27 at 8:00pm
25 Cheshvan 5766

at
Rabbi Oelbaum’s Shul
Nachlas Yitzchok
141-39 73rd Avenue
Kew Garden Hills

For more information call
718-575-3050
718-672-7874

Thursday, November 24, 2005

R’ Shaul Opoczynski - Shabbos Morning Parsha Shiur 7:55 AM

R’ Shaul Opoczynski, from Chofetz Chaim will give the next shiur in our Parsha Series on Shabbos Morning at 7:55 AM.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

12/10 YIKGH Annual Concert Featuring Avraham Fried

Motza'ei Shabbos, December 10, 2005, 8:30pm at Queens College - Colden Center

The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills presents:

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF JEWISH MUSIC
Starring:
AVRAHAM FRIED
Also Featuring:
Oh! - Ohad Moskowitz
The Kinderlach
and introducing
Pi-Shnayim
Aryeh Pearlman and Sholom Jacobs


A portion of the proceeds to benefit "Chickens for Shabbos"

Ticket prices are: $25, $36, $54, $72, $100, VIP

You can purchase tickets by calling 718-261-4130 or at
Queen's: Gift World - 718-261-0233
Flatbush: Eichler's - 718-258-7643
Cedarhurst: Judaica Plus - 516-295-4343
Boro Park: Hi Tech 2000 - 718-851-7300

You can download the flyer here:http://www.yikgh.org/concert.pdf

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Gush Katif Clothing Campaign

A truck will be at
Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills
150-05 70th Road
on November 22nd from 10:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m.
For further information or other truck drop-off locations contact Maier Solomon at 917-771-6677

New & almost new clothing is needed for the families of Gush Katif whose clothing has been packed in containers they have no access to, at this time. Evacuees have also been relocated to colder climates.
In addition, there are many more families in Israel who will benefit from these donations.

Items Needed:
Men’s, Women’s, Young Adult’s, and Children’s Clothing
~ Winter Coats ~ Sweaters ~ Hats ~ Scarves ~ Gloves ~ Dresses
~ Skirts ~ Blouses ~ Pants ~ Shirts ~ Winter Pajamas.
Small games, stuffed animals, crayons, coloring books, etc.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Josh Flug to GIve Parsha Shiur Shabbos Morning at 7:55 AM

Josh Flug, who writes the Weekly Halacha Overview from YU Torah, will give the next shiur in our Parsha Series on Shabbos Morning at 7:55 AM.

Inspired Video Double Header this Motza’ei Shabbos, November 20th at 8:00 and 9:30

We will be showing both Inspired Videos this Motza’ei Shabbos, November 20th.

The Women's Film for Women Only is hosted by Rebbetzin Feige Twerski and features interviews with Rebbetzins Tziporah Heller & Gila Manolson as well as Sarah Shapiro, Miriam Adahan, Julia Blum, Sara Rigler and many others.
The Women's Film will be shown at 8:00 PM.

The Men's Film for all audiences features Rabbis Uri Zohar, Meir Schuster, Dovid Gottlieb, Eliyahu Esses, Leib Kelemen and many more revealing what motivated them to change their lives and embrace Torah.
The Men's Film for All Audiences will be shown at 9:30 PM.

Donation $10 - Proceeds to Aish HaTorah. Or you can prepay $5 at www.kiruv.com.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

A Wonderful Story by Rabbi Yakov Horowitz

Embrace Life – and Give Thanks
By: Yakov Horowitz
This past Sunday, at 12:30 p.m., I was standing outside the school building of Yeshiva Darchei Noam, where I serve as Menahel (Dean). I was chatting with several fathers in our school as they waited for their sons to be dismissed. The conversation turned to tuition affordability, tzedakah matters, and the overwhelming needs commanding the tzedakah attention of people nowadays. Toillustrate the point, one of the parents in my school mentioned to me that in the two hours since I had seen him last (we had a yeshiva meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 that morning) about 30 people visited his home soliciting funds for personal or institutional needs. I asked my friend why he does not hire a gabbai tzedakah (a secretary to distribute his charitable dollars). He responded that he considers it a more significant mitzvah – and more respectful to the donor – to give the money himself. A few minutes later, the kids were dismissed and I went home shaking my head at the incredible devotion to charity that my friend demonstrated. I got home, fixed myself a quick lunch, and at 3:00 p.m., prepared to leave my home heading to the park for some much-needed exercise and down time. As I was about to leave, the doorbell rang and my 10-year-old daughter Sara informed me that someone was at the door soliciting funds. I was already heading to the garage and my car, eager to catch the last 90 minutes of sunlight, so I asked my wife to please meet with the individual in my place. As I opened the door to the garage, I thought to myself that if my friend can see 30 people in 2 hours, I could take a few minutes to meet this individual myself. I retraced my steps and opened the front door. There was a middle-aged man soliciting for funds on behalf of a school for troubled teens that he runs in Eretz Yisroel (Israel). I gave him my donation, we chatted for a moment and then parted company. About one minute into our conversation, I heard the squealing of tires, followed by a resounding crash. A driver missed a stop sign around the corner from my home and plowed through the intersection at 40 MPH – right at the time and place (and on my driver’s side – the most vulnerable spot) that I would have been had I delegated the charity giving to my wife and headed out to the park! (With the grace of Hashem, no one was seriously injured.)

Yeshiva Kesser Torah Melava Malka - November 19th 7:45 PM

Yeshiva Kesser Torah will be holding their annual Melava Malka on November 19th, 7:45 PM. If you can't make it and you want to make a donation, you can give a check to Mark or Leon.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Shalom Zucker for Baby Boy Ackerman, Son of Naomi and Boruch Yonason Grandson of Zvi and Batya Fishman

The Shalom Zucker for baby boy Ackerman, son of Naomi and Boruch Yonason, grandson of Zvi and Batya Fishman will be held for men at 69-68 137th Street and for women at 136-10 Jewel Avenue, starting at 7:30 PM.

Positive Jewish Parenting - Sunday November 20

A community conference on “Positive Jewish Parenting” geared for parents of both elementary and high school children, sponsored by the Orthodox Union, will take place on Sunday morning, November 20, 2005 at Lander College 75-31 150th Street in Kew Gardens Hills.

There will be 16 interactive workshops presented by well-known mental health professionals in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and social work throughout the morning, with a keynote address by Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President of the Orthodox Union. There will also be a question and answer session with Rabbi Weinreb and some workshop presenters immediately after the keynote.

Doors open at 8:45 am and workshops begin immediately at 9:30 am. The entire program concludes by 1:00 pm. As an extremely large turnout is expected, we urge everyone to arrive early before the workshop of choice may be full. For further details, please check the shul literature rack for a flyer or check the Orthodox Union website, www.ou.org.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Monday, November 14, 2005

Melaveh Malkah for Renters Interested in Buying a Home in KGH

Nitsan and Mindy Lavie are planning to host an informal melaveh malkah and brainstorming opportunity for renters who are interested in buying a home, but are deterred by the high prices of homes in our community.

The melaveh malkah is planned for November 19, 2005; please contact Nitsan or Mindy at (718)793-9881 or at Nitsan.Lavie@msdw.com.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Parsha Shiur on Shabbos Morning at 7:55

We are extremely fortunate to have enlisted three great young Talmidei Chachamim to give a 30 minute parsha shiur every Shabbos morning at 7:55 AM.

Join us as R' Daniel Stein (from YU) kicks off the program, to be follow by R' Josh Flug (from YU) and R' Shaul Opoczynski (from Chofetz Chaim). It should be a great series of shiurim.

Siyum at Dougies


Thirteen people celebrated the Siyum for Mesechtas Shabbos at Dougies.

If you missed it, here is Ruby finishing of the Mesechta and giving a short Dvar Torah. Here is the Rav giving an inspirational dvar Torah on the impact of learning regularly.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

SINGLES MELAVA MALKA

AY Shidduch Committee invites you to a Melaveh Malka

On Motza’ei Shabbos, November 19, 2005 at 8 PM

Food, friendly atmosphere, fun and an Innovative Interactive Program
facilitated by Rabbi David Clyman Director of the Executive Jewish Enrichment Group
whose work with Wall Street executives has been featured in Crain’s New York business magazine.

For marriage minded Orthodox Jewish singles
ages 24-36
Men who are kovea itim and Women who plan to cover their hair

Couvert: $20

To register call:
Mrs. Evelyn Ocken 718-268-0439
Mrs. Tova Well 718-261-3525
Aaron Kerekes 718-793-1669

or e-mail:AYShidduch@hotmail.com

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

OPPORTUNITY TO DRIVE AHUVA GRAY

The CAY women's league is seeking a ride for Ahuva Gray to Far Rockaway following her lecture at approximately 10:00 PM. If you would like to drive or if you know of someone going to Far Rockaway, please contact Judy orbach at 718-896-8251 (day) 718-896-8252(eve).

Siyum for Daf Yomi Masechta Shabbos - Thursday Nov 10 at 7:30 at Dougies

There will be a siyum for Daf Yomi Masechta Shabbos on Thursday Nov 10 at 7:30 at Dougies.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Monday, November 07, 2005

New M'Sheberach for Cholim List

The present M'Sheberach list of cholim read aloud in shul every
Shabbos morning will be replaced by a new list
starting Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha.
If a member of the shul has a relative in need of a M'Sheberach
please submit the name directly to:
The shul's policy (in order not to be overly Matriach the Tzibur)
is only for names of relatives to be submitted.
All other names should be inserted during the M'Shebearach
while standing at your seat.
In the Zchus of all our tefilos may Hashem speedily grant a
Refuah Shleima L'chol Cholei Yisroel.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg's Shiur Will Be Held at the Salzbank's Home this Moatza'ei Shabbos

Due to a Sunday morning conflict, R' Yechezkel Rosenberg's shiur will Be held at the home of the Salzbank's this Moatza'ei Shabbos from 8:00 to 9:30. If you haven't been able to make it on Sunday mornings, this is an excellent time to join in.

The shiur from last week on whether children can make a minyan or a zimun be downloaded here.

Renee and Alan Levy Have a Finished Basement Available for for Hachosas Orchim

Are you making a simcha and need shabbos sleeping accommodations for uncle Joe and aunt Mildred ?
Did your Rosh Kollel brother in law show up unexpectedly and needs his own pad for a few days ?
Do YOU want to escape from the kids for some R+R ?

Renee and Allan Levy have a finished basement which they are making available for Hachosas Orchim which includes the following amenities:
Private entrance; Full bathroom; Two full size high risers and a full size inflatable air bed; A refrigerator; Treadmill; All the privacy you need

If you are in need of these facilities or know of someone who is please call Allan at 347-581-3133

Tizku L'Mitzvos

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Inspired Video Double Header this Motza’ei Shabbos, November 5th at 7:30 and 9:00

We will be showing both Inspired Videos this Motza’ei Shabbos, November 5th.

The Women's Film for Women Only is hosted by Rebbetzin Feige Twerski and features interviews with Rebbetzins Tziporah Heller & Gila Manolson as well as Sarah Shapiro, Miriam Adahan, Julia Blum, Sara Rigler and many others.
The Women's Film will be shown at 7:30 PM.

The Men's Film for all audiences features Rabbis Uri Zohar, Meir Schuster, Dovid Gottlieb, Eliyahu Esses, Leib Kelemen and many more revealing what motivated them to change their lives and embrace Torah.
The Men's Film for All Audiences will be shown at 9:00 PM.

Donation $10 - Proceeds to Aish HaTorah. Or you can prepay $5 at www.kiruv.com.

David Hertzberg Has a Column in the Jewish Press

Did you know that our very own Rabbi David Hertzberg, Principal of Yeshiva of Flatbush Middle Division has his own column in the Jewish Press? It is an excellent column and I highly recommend it.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

SHALOSH SEUDOS SPONSORS SOUGHT

We are in need of sponsors for Shalosh Seudos. Please contact Geoffrey Landau and let him know which Shabbos you want to sponsor.

SHABBOS GROUPS

Groups for age 3 and up will start this Shabbos at 9:30. We have added an extra group this year to allow for smaller age ranges in each group. Come and enjoy!

AHUVA GRAY LECTURE FOR WOMEN

The AY women's league will host Ahuva Gray the noted inspirational lecturer and author on Motzaei Shabbos November 12 at 8:30 at the shul. The lecture will be open to women and girls. For more information contact judy Orbach @ (718)896-8252.

YAAKOV ARFE SHIVA SCHEDULE

We regret to inform you of the Petira of Mrs Esther Arfe o"h , mother of our member Yakov Arfe. Shiva will be observed thru Erev Shabbos in the East Side - 500A Grand Street, Apt 4F - 212-777-3638.
Motzoei Shabbos- Monday Shachris in KGH at 141-20 70 Ave, 718-575-1147.
Monday and Tues morn. back in East Side.

Monday, October 17, 2005

NEW DAILY MINYAN @ 7:35 AM

A new daily Shachris minyan starting at 7:35 AM will be starting on Monday October 31.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

R' Yakov Haber on Some Very Relevant and Not So Well Known Halachos of Succah and Daled Minim - mp3

R' Yakov Haber on Some Very Relevant and Not So Well Known Halachos of Succah and Daled Minim can be downloaded here.

HOSHANOS

Hoshanos will be available in the shul on the morning of Hoshana Rabba. The price will be $3.00 per bunch.

10/18 Rabbi Yisroel Shiff Speaking @ YIKGH

Rabbi Yisroel Shiff, of Congregation Beth Israel of New Orleans, LA, will be speaking at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, on Tuesday, the 1st day of Yom Tov, between Minchah and Maariv. Minchah is scheduled for 6:00pm.

A.Y. SIMCHAS BEIS HA'SHOEVA

On Sunday October 23 from 6:30-8:00PM there will be a Simchas Beis Ha'shoeva program for children . There will be games, music and refreshments. Come and be B'simcha!
The event will be held at the Chofetz Chaim succah. (use the 76th road entrance)

Friday, October 14, 2005

Download the Yamin Noraim Schedule for 5766

You can download the Yamin Noraim Schedule for 5766 here.

BYNOUNCMENTS PARSHAS HA'AZINU

Shabbos Z'manim
Candle Lighting: 5:58
Minchah: 6:05
Daf Yomi: 7:25
Shachris: 8:30
Youth Minyan: 9:15
Sof Z'man Krias Sh'ma: 9:54
Rabbi's Shiur delivered by Rabbi Kamin: 4:45Mincha: 5:45Maariv: 7:05

Succah Hop
The Succah Hop will take place on the Wednesday October 19th at 2:45.

Shemini Atzeres Kiddush
The Rav and Rebbetzin cordially invite the congregation to a Shmeini Atzere Kiddush at their Succah and home.

Simchas Torah Luncheon
Reservations are now being accepted for the gala Simchas Torah luncheon. The cost for adults will be $20 per person. The charge for age 6-18 will be $12 per person. Under 6 years old will be free. To make reservations e-mail Aron Kerekes at kerekes_napi@hotmail.com or call 718-793-1669. Reservations should be made before Succos. Space is limited.

NEW DAILY MINYAN
A new daily Shachris minyan starting at 7:30 AM will be starting on Monday October 31.

Sunday Morning Shiur
October 16: Rabbi Haber will give a shiur at 8:45.

Shabbos Ha'azinu Z'manim

Candle Lighting: 5:58
Minchah: 6:05
Daf Yomi: 7:25
Shachris: 8:30
Youth Minyan: 9:15
Sof Z'man Krias Sh'ma: 9:54
Rabbi's Shiur delivered by Rabbi Kamin: 4:45
Mincha: 5:45
Maariv: 7:05

Succah Hop

The Succah Hop will take place on the Wednesday October 19th at 2:45.

Shemini Atzeres Kiddush

The Rav and Rebbetzin cordially invite the congergation to a Shmeini Atzere Kiddush at their Succah and home.

Simchas Torah Luncheon

Reservations are now being accepted for the gala Simchas Torah luncheon. The cost for adults will be $20 per person. The charge for age 6-18 will be $12 per person. Under 6 years old will be free. To make reservations e-mail Aron Kerekes at kerekes_napi@hotmail.com or call 718-793-1669. Reservations should be made before Succos. Space is limited.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

R' Yakov Haber on Kavannah During the First Brocha in Shomeneh Esrai Part 3 - mp3

R' Yakov Haber on kavannah during the second brocha in Shomeneh Esrai part 3 can be be downloaded here.

In this shiur, Rabbi Haber briefly reviews the four type of kavannah required in the first brocha, gives some techniques for enhancing kavannah and discusses some ideas about the first brocha including the theme of Hashems great love for his people.

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Benching with an Am Haaretz - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Benching with an Am Haaretz can be downloaded here.

R' Yakov Haber on Seir L'Azazel - mp3

R' Yakov Haber on Yom Kippur and the Seir L'Azazel can be downloaded here.

Friday, October 07, 2005

The 15th Annual Women's Kinus Teshuva

October 9th, at 8:00 - The 15th Annual Women's Kinus Teshuva -in memory of Sarah Gold - will take place Sunday,PM, in Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, 76-01 147th Street in Kew Gardens Hills(side entrance). Rebbetzin Ruthy Assaf, Menaheles of Manhattan HighSchool for Girls, will deliver Divrei Hisorirus

Thursday, October 06, 2005

CHESSED OPPORTUNITY

Many months ago I notified the members about a young frum man in a coma whose family was asking that men Learn at his bedside. After a 6 month stay in a Brooklyn hospital, B"H, he is now back at Park Terrace, & the family is requesting visitors once again. Any time is convenient EXCEPT between 11:30 - 12:00, and 1:45 - 3:45 weekdays (those are his therapy hours). If anyone can go regularly, please let me know, so that there won't be any overlap of visitors. Akiva Ehrenpreis is at the Park Terrace, 5920 Van Doren Str. (take the GCP towards Manhattan, get off at 1st possible exit before 108th Street). Please call before going. The no. is (718)592-9200. Tizku l'Mitzvos!!! K'siva v'Chasima Tova to all. Chana

Sarah Shapiro On Anger and Featured in the Upcoming Inspired For Women - Oct 8 at 9:30 PM

Sarah Shapiro has a good post On Anger and Yomin Noraim. Here is an excerpt:

"Although anger can quite literally destroy us, it isn't an enemy that can be crushed and banished. It's an intrinsic facet of our personalities, and is purposefully designed into our being, and needn't, cannot be denied. It can provide us with superb insight into our own usually hidden selves. What is it that irritates, annoys, infuriates us? The more developed our capacity to identify what's really bothering us, and to recognize that the true object of our anger always lies within, not in the external phenomenon, then the better our chances of becoming our own masters. Anger, which can work so powerfully against happiness, is the very tool we've been given to get a handle on our invisible, elusive inner selves. What aggravates me? Why does it inflame me? The more truthful our answers, the more light that's shed on what makes us tick."

Mrs. Shapiro is featured in the "Inspired for Women", movie which will be shown at Ahavas Yisroel this Motza'ei Shabbos at 9:30 PM. The film is hosted by Rebbetzin Feige Twerski and features interviews with Rebbetzins Tziporah Heller & Gila Manolson as wells as Miriam Adahan, Julia Blum, Sara Rigler and many others who share their personal journeys to Torah life. Donations are $10 or you can pre-register for $5 at www.kiruv.com with proceeds to Aish Hatorah.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Thursday, September 29, 2005

R' Yakov Haber on Kavannah During the First Brocha in Shomeneh Esrai Part 2 - mp3

R' Yakov Haber on kavannah during the second brocha in Shomeneh Esrai part 2 can be be downloaded here.

In this shiur, Rabbi Haber suggests checking out this 2 minute video about Katrina and Rosh Hoshana from Aish.

WELCOME TO RICHARD & JENNY GANS

Welcome to Rich & Jenny Gans our newest members. Richard usually davens in the Hashkama minyan.

Upcoming Shiurim/Zmanim Nitzavim/Rosh Hoshanah

Upcoming Special Shiurim

R' David Keehn: "Insights into the Machzor"
Shabbos October 1 - 5:00 PM
At the home of Rabbi Herschel & Sally Solnica 144-21 72nd drive.

R' Moshe Schwerd: "Preparing for Rosh Hashana: Understanding the Scope of Hashem's Judgement."
Motza'ei Shabbos October 1 - 9:30 PM

"Inspired Video for Women"
The film is hosted by Rebbetzin Feige Twerski and features interviews with Rebbetzins Tziporah Heller & Gila Manolson as well as Sarah Shapiro, Miriam Adahan, Julia Blum, Sara Rigler and many others, who share their personal journeys to Torah life
Motza'ei Shabbos October 8 - 9:30 PM

Weekly Shiurim

R' Yaakov Haber's Shiur on the Yomin Noraim will take place on Sunday Oct 2nd at 8:45 AM .

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg's Sunday Morning Chaburah will take place on Sunday Oct 2nd at 9:30 AM

R' Yakov Haber "Improving Our Kavanna in the First Posuk of Shema and the First Brocha of Shemonah Esrai"
Sundays and Thursdays 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Rabbi Herschel Welcher "Rambam - Hilchos Teshuvah"
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Zmanim Shabbos Nitzavim

Candle Lighting 6:20 PM
Mincha 6:30 PM
Hashkamah Minyan 7:15 AM
Daf Yomi 7:25 AM
Shacharis 8:30 AM
Rav's Shiur 5:05 PM
Mincha 6:05 PM
Motze'ei Shabbos 7:28 PM

Zmanim Rosh HaShanah

Monday Eve. October 3
Candle Lighting: 6:15 PM
Minchah (followed by auction)6:25 PM
Maariv: 7:23 PM

Tuesday, October 4 - 1st Day of Rosh HaShanah
Shacharis: 7:45 AM
T'kias Shofar: not before 10:45 AM
Minchah immediately following Musaf
Tashlikh: Afternoon
Second Minchah: 6:05 PM
Maariv: 7:23 PM
Candle Lighting and prep for second day: not before 7:23

Wednesday, October 5 - 2nd Day of Rosh HaShanah
Shacharis: 7:45 AM
Tkias Shofar: not before 10:45 AM
Minchah immediately following Musaf
Second Minchah 6:05 PM
Maariv: 7:21 PM

Thursday, October 6 - Tzom G'dalyah
Fast begins 5:45 AM
Slichos 5:45 AM
Minchah 6:00 PM
Maariv: 6:50 PM
Fast ends: 7:11 PM

Friday October 7
Slichos: 5:55 AM

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

R’ Moshe Schwerd - “Preparing for Rosh Hashana: Understanding the Scope of Hashem's Judgement” - Motza'ei Shabbos October 1st, 2005 9:30 PM

Join us for a Shiur for Men and Women

R’ Moshe Schwerd

“Preparing for Rosh Hashana:
Understanding the Scope of Hashem's Judgement”

Motza'ei Shabbos October 1st, 2005
9:30 PM

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel 147-02 73rd Avenue

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe on Preparing Your Teen for the Yomim Noraim - mp3

Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe on Preparing Your Teen for the Yomim Noraim can be downloaded here.

Rabbi Welcher's Rambam Hilchos Teshuva Part 5 - MP3

Rabbi Welcher's Rambam Hilchos Teshuva Part 5 can be downloaded here.

Rabbi Welcher on Inuyim of Yom Kippur - MP3

Rabbi Welcher on Inuyim of Yom Kippur can be downloaded here.

REMINDER: SHIUR TONIGHT

You are invited to a shiur

"Preparing Your Teen for the Yomim Noraim"
by
Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, Ph.D
Menahel of Mesivta Ateres Yaakov of Greater Long Island
Rabbi Yaffe
combines years of experience as a Rebbe and is a certified psychologist.
His insights can help make this year's Yomim Noraim
a very meaningful one for your teen.
at the home of
Barbara and Michael Salzbank
137-16 73rd Terrace
8:00pm
Refreshements will be served
Absolutely no solicitations will be made

Inspired for Women will be Shown Motza'ei Shabbos, October 8th 9:30 PM

Last Motza'ei Shabbos' showing of the movie Inspired was a smashing success. The shul was packed and the movie lived up to it's billing of being extremely inspiring.

We will be showing the second "INSPIRED" film for women only on Motza'ei Shabbos, October 8th at 9:30 PM.

The film is hosted by Rebbetzin Feige Twerski and features interviews with Rebbetzins Tziporah Heller & Gila Manolson as well as Sarah Shapiro, Miriam Adahan, Julia Blum, Sara Rigler and many others, who share their personal journeys to Torah life. It's one you will not want to miss.

If you are interested in learning how you can inspire other jews please visit www.inspirejews.com.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Eating Together for Zimun Requirements - MP3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on what are the requirements for eating together for zimun can be downloaded here.

R' Yakov Haber on Rosh Hoshana and Hirhur Teshuva - MP3

R' Yakov Haber on Rosh Hoshana and Hirhur Teshuva according to Rav Soloveitchik can be downloaded here.

Rabbi Welcher Pre Selichos Drasha - MP3

Rabbi Welcher's pre Selichos drasha can be downloaded here.

SLICHOS SCHEDULE

Monday, September 26 at 5:50 AM
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 27-28 at 6:00 AM
Thursday, September 29 at 5:50 AM
Friday, September 30 at 6:00 AM
Sunday, October 2 at 7:30 AM
Monday, October 3 at 5:15 AM (Erev Rosh HaShanah) – Hataras N’darim (Talis and Tefilin not before 6:04 AM )

Saturday, September 24, 2005

Friday, September 23, 2005

WOMEN'S LEAGUE SHIUR PARSHAS NITZAVIM

On Shabbos Parshas Nitzavim at 5:00 PM (October 1) Rabbi David Keehn will present a shiur for women only, at the home of Rabbi Herschel & Sally Solnica. The topic will be "Insights into the Machzor. The Solnica home is located at 144-21 72nd drive.

Upcoming Shiurim for Parshas Ki Savo

Upcoming Special Shiurim

"Inspired Video: Stories of Baalei Teshuva and the People Who Inspired Them"
Rabbis Uri Zohar, Meir Schuster, Dovid Gottlieb, Eliyahu Esses, Leib Kelemen and many more reveal what motivated them to change their lives and embrace Torah
Motza'ei Shabbos September 24 - 9:30 PM

Rabbi Herschel Welcher - "Halachos of the Inuyim of Yom Kippur"
Tuesday September 27 - 8:30 PM

Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, Ph.D, Menahel, Mesivta Ateres Yaakov of Greater Long Island "Preparing Your Teen for the Yomim Noraim"
Tuesday, September 27, 2005 8:00 PM
At the home of Barbara and Michael Salzbank 137-16 73rd Terrace

R' Moshe Schwerd: "Preparing for Rosh Hashana: Understanding the Scope of Hashem's Judgement."
Motza'ei Shabbos October 1 - 9:30 PM

Weekly Shiurim

R' Yaakov Haber's Shiur on the Yomin Noraim will take place on Sunday at 8:45 AM .

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg's Sunday Morning Chavrusa program will take place on Sunday at 9:30 AM

R' Yakov Haber "Improving Our Kavanna in the First Posuk of Shema and the First Brocha of Shemonah Esrai"
Sundays and Thursdays 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Rabbi Herschel Welcher "Rambam - Hilchos Teshuvah"
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Daf Yomi this coming Monday through Friday will begin at 5:15 AM

Selichos this coming Monday through Friday will begin at 5:55 AM on M, Th and at 6:05 on T, W, F

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

See the Inspired Video - September 24th 9:30 PM

Join us for a Video for Men & Women


Special Pre Rosh Hoshana Video Event

“Inspired”

Rabbis Uri Zohar, Meir Schuster, Dovid Gottlieb, Eliyahu Esses, Leib Kelemen and many more reveal what motivated them to change their lives and embrace Torah.

Motza’ei Shabbos, September 24th
9:30 PM

Donation $10
Proceeds to Aish HaTorah

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel 147-02 73rd Avenue

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Misheberach for Cholim Process

We want to review the Misheberach for cholim process. In order to balance the needs of our members who want a misheberach to be made on Shabbos for a choleh and the Tircha D'Tzibur created by a very lengthy list, the following is the procedure as suggested by the Rav:

After the 6th aliyah (shishi) the gabbai makes a misheberach aloud for cholim that are on the shul list. The shul list is comprised of names submitted by the members for cholim in their families.
ALL OTHER NAMES ARE TO BE INSERTED, BY THE INDIVIDUAL, WHILE STANDING AT THIER SEAT.

Finally, the shul list will be renewed every 3 months. Wishing a Refuah Shleima L'chol Cholei Yisroel.

138 Free Rabbi Tatz Mp3s at 613.0rg

If you would like to hear more of Rabbi Tatz, www.613.org has 138 Rabbi Tatz mp3 files available for free download.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Sunday, September 18, 2005

LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT

Bezalel Kosofsky is looking for a job. If you know of an opportunity and would like to see his resume, please contact Leon at lstern@jndltd.com

Rabbi Yakov Haber's Shiur on "Simanim and Selichos" - mp3

The mp3 for Rabbi Haber's shiur on "Simanim and Selichos" can be downloaded here.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller - Do Teshuva Now - Avoid the Yom Kippur Rush - mp3

The mp3 for Rabbi Hanoch Teller's shiur -" Do Teshuva Now - Avoid the Yom Kippur Rush" can be downloaded here.

Novominsker Rebbe Speaking at Tribute to Ruby and Mindy Ginsberg on Sept 20 at 8:00

The Novominsher Rebbe, Harav Yaakov Perlow will be speaking in a "Special Pre-Yomin Noraim Evening of Chizuk" at a tribute to Ruby and Mindy Ginsberg on Sept 20 at 8:00 at Congregation Nachlas Yitzchok for the benefit of the Yeshivas Toras Moshe,

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Current Zmanim Charts for Download

The current Zmanin charts are available for download here.

Here are the Zmanim for Summer 2005 Word/DOC format.

Here are the Zmanim for Summer 2005 in Jpg/Graphic format.

Rabbi Hanoch Teller - Scholar in Residence - Parshas Ki Seitzei

All Men and Women in the Community are Invited to a

Scholar-in-Residence Program - Parshas Ki Seitzei

Rabbi Hanoch Teller

"We're Too Small a People;
To be a Small People"
Congregation Ahavas Yisroel
Friday Night, September 16, 2005 - 9:30 PM

"Do Teshuvah Now:
Avoid the Yom Kippur Rush"
Congregation Nachlas Yitzchok
Motza’ei Shabbos, September 17, 2005 - 9:30 PM


Rabbi Teller will also being at giving the
Shabbos Morning Drasha (Shacharis at 8:30 AM) and
Speaking at Shalosh Seudos (Mincha at 6:30 PM) at Ahavas Yisroel

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Rabbi Welcher - Rambam's Hilchos Teshuva - Part 3 - MP3

The mp3 for part 3 of the Rabbi Welcher's shiur on the Rambam's Hilchos Teshuva can be downloaded here.

Halachos of Hearing the Shofar - mp3

Here is the mp3 for Rabbi Welcher's shiur on the Halachos of Hearing the Shofar.

Monday, September 12, 2005

THANK YOU YONI

The picnic was a tremendous success with over 150 people in attendance. On behalf of the entire congregation we wish Yoni Platovsky and family a hearty Yasher Koachem for all of their efforts. Thanks as well to the chefs who manned the grills and to our chef in absentia.

R' Yakov Haber on Kavannahs on the Word Shema

R' Yakov Haber gave a great mini shiur last night on Kabalas Ol Malchus Shmayim and the kavannas during the word Shema. If you missed it, you can download it here.

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Kavannah for Amen

While speeding on the highways of Daf Yomi, we often drive past/by/over the depth and beauty of many sugyas. Fortunately, R' Yechezkel Rosenberg is providing a wonderful tour of the sugyas in the seventh perak of Berachos. Yesterday we covered Kavannahs during amen and I would highly recommend taking the 20 minutes to listen to yesterday's shiur.

R' Yakov Haber on the Blowing and Hearing aspects of Shofar

R' Yakov Haber gave a wonderful shiur on Sunday morning on the Blowing and Hearing aspects of Shofar. And through the miracle of modern science, you can download it here.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

WELCOME TO DAVID & ADINA BRAVERMAN

We are happy to welcome new members David & Adina Braverman and their children Sara and Yoni to the AY family.

Friday, September 09, 2005

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN

As a chesed to our member Reuven Ullman, who is home-bound, we would like to make a minyan in his home on a Sunday.This act of kindness would give Reuven chizuk.If you are avaialble please contact Danny Goldschmiedt.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

R' Yakov Haber on Improving our Kavannah in Shema - Part 2

The mp3 for R' Yakov Haber's "Improving our Kavannah in Shema - Part 2" is here.

Rabbi Akiva Tatz in Kew Gardens Hills - SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 18, 2005 8:00 - YIKGH

Rabbi Dr. Akiva Tatz

World-renowned Kiruv Educator, Author
and Senior Lecturer at Ohr Somayach International

TESHUVA: Recreating the Personality

SUNDAY• SEPTEMBER 18, 2005

YOUNG ISRAEL OF QUEENS VALLEY
Corner of Main St. and 77th Ave. Kew Garden Hills, NY

8:00 pm Lecture • 9:00 pm Reception-Meet Rabbi Tatz

Scholar-in-Residence Program - Parshas Ki Seitzei - Rabbi Hanoch Teller

All Men and Women in the Community are Invited to a

Scholar-in-Residence Program - Parshas Ki Seitzei

Rabbi Hanoch Teller

"We're Too Small a People;
To be a Small People"
Congregation Ahavas Yisroel
Friday Night, September 16, 2005
9:30 PM

"Do Teshuvah Now:
Avoid the Yom Kippur Rush"
Congregation Nachlas Yitzchok
Motza’ei Shabbos, September 17, 2005
9:30 PM


Rabbi Teller will also being at giving the
Shabbos Morning Drasha (Shacharis at 8:30 AM) and Speaking at Shalosh Seudos (Mincha at 6:30 PM) at Ahavas Yisroel

DANCE CLASS SCHEDULE CHANGE

Due to a scheduling conflict, please note the change of the starting date for the new round of Simcha Dance classes given by Tzirel Goldschmiedt.

The first new session will begin on MONDAY night, SEPTEMBER 19th, 7:30-8:30 pm

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Rabbi Welcher - Rambam's Hilchos Teshuva - Part 2 - MP3

The mp3 for part 2 of the Rabbi Welcher's shiur on the Rambam's Hilchos Teshuva can be downloaded here.

Note: To download this or any mp3's on this site to your local machine, right click on the link as select "Save Target As" for the menu.

MAZEL TOV TO GEOFFREY & RAIZI LANDAU

Mazel Tov to Geoffrey & Razi Landau on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Elisha.

Tehillim Gathering 9-8-2005 for Avigdor Glaser

Friends of Avigdor Glaser, have arranged a tehillim gathering in the zechus of a Refuah Shelama: L' Yechiel Avraham Avigdor ben Rifka Ita.

DATE: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2005

TIME: 7:55 PM (Maariv followed by Tehillim)

LOCATION: Cong. Bais Yoseph D'Ulem (Rav Friedman's shul) located at 139-19 72nd Road, Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367 on the corner of 72nd Road and 141st Street.

BRING A TEHILLIM WITH YOU.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Rabbi Welcher on the Halacha and Hashkafa of Elul - mp3

Here is the mp3 for Rabbi Welcher on the Halacha and Hashkafa of Elul.

Note: To download this or any mp3's on this site to your local machine, right click on the link as select "Save Target As" for the menu.

Reminders: Rabbi Welcher on the Halacha and Hashkafa of Elul: Shul Picnic

Rabbi Welcher will be giving a shiur tonight Tuesday 9/6 at 8:30 on the "Halacha and Hashkafa of Elul".

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The Shul Picnic is this Sunday from 1-5 at Alley Pond Park. Free Food and Fun for the entire Family.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Rabbi Welcher - Rambam's Hilchos Teshuva - Part 1 - MP3

The mp3 for part 1 of the Rabbi Welcher's shiur on the Rambam's Hilchos Teshuva can be downloaded here.

Note: To download this or any mp3's on this site to your local machine, right click on the link as select "Save Target As" for the menu.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

R' Yakov Haber on Improving our Kavannah in Shema - What is the Necessary Kavannah?

R' Yakov Haber began the series on improving our Kavannah in the first posuk in Krias Shema and the first brocha of Shemoneh Esrai by discussing what is the necessary Kavannah for Shema.

The Shulchan Orach rules that mitzvos required Kavannah although it is a machlokes in the Gemorra and among Rishonim. The basic Kavannah is that we are doing the act to follow for the purpose of fulfilling a commandment from Hashem. The Chaye Adom has a leniency on this halacha that says if you are doing the mitzvah in its proper context (ie saying Krias Shema sandwiched between it's brochas in Shul) you have fulfilled the commandment b'dieved. However everyone agrees it is better to have Kavannah.

By Krias Shema there is an additional Kavannah required, the we are accepting the yoke of Hashem (Kabalas Ol Malchus Shmayim). This Kavannah can not be fulfilled with the Chaye Adom's leniency.

The mp3 for this 15 minute shiur is here.

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on What is an Orphaned Amen?

Here is the mp3 by R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on What is an Orphaned Amen?.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

PICNIC RESECHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 11

Due to scheduling conflicts the picnic has been rescheduled for September 11th. It will take place at the same location in Alley Pond Park from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Rabbi Welcher on the Halacha and Hashkafa of Elul

Rabbi Welcher will be resuming the Tuesday evening shiurim on September 6th at 8:30 with the "Halacha and Hashkafa of Elul".

New Short Shiur Series - Rabbi Welcher - Rambam's Hilchos Teshuva

Rabbi Welcher will be beginning a new series on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:45 PM – 10:00 PM, beginning on September 5th, on “Rambam's Hilchos Teshuvah".

New Short Shiur Series - R' Yakov Haber - Improving our Kavanna in Davening

R’ Yakov Haber will be beginning a new series on Sundays and Thursdays from 9:45 PM – 10:00 PM, beginning on September 4th, on “Improving Our Kavanna in the First Posuk of Shema and the First Brocha of Shemonah Esrai”.

Moshe Hochster Shiur on the Eigth Perek of Yuma

Moshe Hochster will be giving a shiur on the "Eighth Perek of Yuma” on Tuesday September 6 - 9:45 PM – 10:15 PM.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Chesed Opportunity

Francine Kozlin's aunt's unveiling is this Sunday, September 4, 2005 at Montefiore Cemetery in Farmingdale at 12:00. It will be a short service and they need a few men to make a minyan. Please contact Mark at 793-8891 or Francine at 268-1802 if you can help out.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Goes Great with The Daf - Mishna Yomi Starts With Shabbos on Tuesday

A great companion to learning Daf Yomi is learning Mishnayos. And tomorrow the Mishna Yomi schedules begins Seder Moed with Masechta Shabbos. Rabbi Welcher highly recommends learning Mishna Yomi and this Tuesday is a great time to start.

Click here of a 6-9 minute mp3 of the daily Mishna.

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on the Importance of Saying Amen When You are Being Yotzei

Here is the mp3 by R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on on the Importance of Saying Amen When You are Being Yotzei.

Friday, August 26, 2005

SHIUR FOR WOMEN - PARHAS RE'EH

Next Shabbos (Parchas Re'eh) The Congregation Ahavas Yisroel Women's League is having a shiur for women only given by Mrs. Cindy Levin at 5:30 P.M. Shabbos afternoon at the home of Eddie and Sarah Sherman at 144-22 72nd Road.

SHALOSH SEUDOS PROGRAM RESUMES SHABBOS PARSHAS RE'EH

Shalosh Seudos and "Ask The Rav" resumes on Shabbos Parshas Re’eh, September 3.
To sponsor please contact Geoffery Landau.

R' Yakov Haber - This Week on Torah Web

Our Shul is truly blessed with quite a number of excellent teachers of Torah. This week our very own R' Yakov Haber wrote the weekly parsha article on Torah Web titled Threefold Purpose of Blessings. Here it is for your Erev Shabbos reading pleasure:

Threefold Purpose of Blessings

“V’achalta v’savata u’veirachta es Hashem Elokecha ‘al ha’aretz hatovah ‘asher nasan lach” - “and you shall eat and be satisfied and bless Hashem, your G-d, for the good land which he has given you” (Eikev 8:10). This passage serves as the Biblical source for the commandment to bless Hashem after a meal. (Bread must be consumed to be obligated min haTorah due to the proximity of the passage “a land in which you will eat bread unsparingly” (verse 9) to this passage (see B’rachot 44a). Some rishonim maintain that even the B’racha Mei’ein Shalosh recited after other foods made from grain and after fruit of the Seven Species is also Biblical in nature (see Mishna B’rura to O.C. 209:10).) Although the overwhelming majority of blessings, such as those before eating food and before performing mitzvot, are Rabbinic in origin, Birchas HaMazon is Min HaTorah. Ramban (Hashmatos l’Mitzvos ‘Asei 15) and other rishonim maintain that the blessing before Torah study is also of Biblical origin and is derived from the verse “ki sheim Hashem ekra, havu go’del lailokeinu” -- “when I call out the name of Hashem, give praise to our G-d” (Ha’azinu 32:3).

However, on a Torah level, a blessing need be recited only after eating food but, by contrast, it is recited before engaging in Torah study. Chazal (our Rabbis) instituted additional blessings before eating bread (and other foods) as well as a blessing after reading the Torah in public. Meshech Chachma suggests a fascinating rationale for the difference in placement between Birchas HaMazon and Birchot HaTorah on a Torah level. All blessings thank the Source of All for His kindness. Birchat HaMazon focuses on physical bounty whereas Birchot HaTorah focus on the spiritual endowment of Torah. With respect to this aspect of praise of G-d, both of these blessings should have been recited in the same location. However, each of these blessings also reinforces another idea, each uniquely relevant to the sphere of life it addresses. This particular theme helps explain the blessing’s Biblical placement.

Eating, or more generally, partaking of material goods yielded through much hard work and energy, can lead to an attitude of haughty self-achievement, without properly recognizing that it is Hashem who has provided the physical wherewithal, the physical goods and infrastructure and the mental acumen (see Targum Onkelos to verse 18) for the production of such bounty. This danger exists primarily after partaking of the material goods, after being satisfied by them. Hence, the Torah directs us: be certain to recognize G-d as the Source of the bounty by praising Him as the “zan es hakol” and the bestower of the Land of Israel from which the food was produced. (See also Eretz Yisrael, by Rav Mayer Twersky.) The context of this commandment verifies this approach. Immediately preceding the commandment, the Torah indicates that the miracle of the forty-year daily delivery of man in the desert served to highlight to the Jewish People the fact that “Man does not live by bread alone, but through the word of G-d, does Man live” (ibid. 3) which (among other meanings) can be read as: it is not your efforts alone that bring about the bread, but, just as the manna from the sky was clearly Divinely granted, so too bread from the ground is also Divinely granted through the mask of the natural order created by G-d.[1] After the commandment to bless G-d after eating, the Torah warns us: “and lest you grow haughty and you forget G-d ... who has fed you man in the desert ... and you will say: ‘my strength and the might of my hand produced this bounty.’ And you shall remember Hashem, your G-d, for it is He who gives you strength to produce bounty” (ibid. 14-1).

Concerning Torah study, the opposite is true. Once having studied it, plumbed its depths, partaken of its mysteries and delights, the Torah is clearly recognizable as a Divine work, which, due to Divine beneficence, was given to Bnei Yisrael to partake of. However, before studying it, the student must be made aware of its Divine origin: that the Torah is not a wisdom like all other wisdoms, intellectually stimulating, fascinating but not directly Divine in origin. The danger exists of the Torah being utilized as a tool for personal intellectual achievement. Therefore, the learner of Torah must first recognize the Torah’s source. A passage in tractate N’darim (81a) attributes the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash to the omission of the blessing on the Torah. Some commentaries (see Ran and Bach (on Tur O.C. 47)) suggest that the omission of a blessing was symptomatic of treating the Torah like any other wisdom whose study does not require a blessing. R. Chayim Volozhin in his Nefesh HaChayim (4:6-7) writes that it is advisable before and during Torah study to stop learning temporarily to contemplate that one is actually studying the Divine Word and connecting to Hashem “for He and His Will (as expressed in the Torah) are One.” Some recite various tefilos before Torah study (in addition to the one mentioned in the Mishna (B’rachot 28b)) requesting that the Torah study lead to increased fear of Heaven (see standard edition of Yachin U’Boaz Mishnayot). All of these practices highlight this same theme.

From morning to evening, halacha demands of its adherents to constantly praise G-d through blessings: on waking up, on walking, on seeing, on eating, on drinking, on bodily functions, on learning, on mitzvot. Indeed, Chazal legislated the recital of a minimum of 100 blessings a day (see Shulchan Aruch 46:3). The triple themes of praise to G-d for providing for our spiritual and physical needs, recognition that it is He alone Who allows us to succeed, and appreciation of the ultimate sanctity of the greatest of His gifts to us - His wisdom as contained in the Torah which He has allowed us to enjoy - should guide us throughout our engagement in both the spiritual and physical aspects of existence.

[1] This particular point is an addition to Meshech Chachma’s words.

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

UPCOMING LECTURE

The Jewish Board of Family Services will be sponsoring a lecture entitled, “Controlling the Net before it controls Us – A Torah True Way to Use Technology” The panel will include Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski, MD, Rabbi Hersschel Welcher, Philip Rosenthal (Computer Forensic Investigator), and Yosi Greenfield (Yeshiva Net), and Barry Holzer, MD. The Lecture will take place on Monday September 12, 8:30 PM at the Lander College for Men, 75-31 15oth Street

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

RETURN OF THE PICNIC

On Sunday September 4th beteen 1-5 there will be another great Shul picnic. an enjoyable event is being planned. Details will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Income Rental Opportunity

A friend of mine is seeking part-time office space (about 12 hours a week) for speech pathology private practice in Kew Gardens Hills. He will be practicing Sundays and two afternoon/evenings per week. It will be low volume activity and his clients are private and full paying.

He is willing to pay in the $400-$500 range. His name is Uri Schneider and you can call him at 718-687-8803 or Email him at urischneider-at-gmail.com.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Hanoch Teller - Scholar in Residence - September 16-17

Hanoch Teller will be our Scholar in Residence on Shabbos Ki Seitzei - September 16th and 17th.

Those interested in co-sponsoring the program can contact Mark Frankel or Leon Stern.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

R' Moshe Schwerd MP3 - Tisha B'AV Mourning and Consolation

If you missed (or want to here again) R' Moshe Schwerd's shiur on "Tisha B'AV Mourning and Consolation" you can download it here.

It's an excellent preparation for the upcoming Shabbos Nachamu.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Pictures From The Kotel Prayer Rally

Rashi Rosenzweig was nice of enough to forward to me these wonderful pictures of Acheinu Bnei Yisroel at the massive Kotel Prayer Rally. (Rashi used to live in KGH and now lives in Eretz Yisroel)

http://rotter.net/forum/scoops1/5354.shtml

I am sure you will be as inspired by these pictures as I was.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Chulent Cooker Recall Alert

Recall Issued For 2.6M Rival Slow Cookers

For More Information Call 800-299-1284

Jul 29, 2005 7:21 am US/Eastern
WASHINGTON (AP) A recall has been issued for 2.6 million Rival Slow Cookers, manufactured by The Holmes Group, because the handles on their bases can break, posing a burn risk if hot contents spill out.

There have been 126 reports of the handles breaking, including 33 reports of burns.

This recall is an expansion of one issued last August for 1.8 million cookers with the same defect.

Recalled cookers are those manufactured from January 1999 to September 2004, including those with model numbers 3040, 3735, 5025, 5070 and 5445 that have date codes stamped on the power plug from 0199 to 3504.

The $15 to $40 cookers were sold nationwide from January 1999 through May 2005 at stores including Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target.

Consumers should stop using the cookers and contact the Milford, Mass.-based Holmes Group at 800-299-1284 or online at http://www.rivalrecall.com for information on receiving a replacement base.

Thanks to Avrumi Kahn for the info.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

TEHILLIM FOR ERETZ YISROEL

On Thursday night at 8:30, the Y.I. of Kew Gardens Hills will host an (apolitical) gathering to say tehillim on behalf of the situation in Gush Katif. There will be divrei hisorirus as well. Rav welcher has endorsed this event. The program is scheduled to conclude by 9:00.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Honda Odyssey 2000 Mini Van For Sale

If you know anyone who is interested in purchaseing a Honda Odyssey 2000 Mini Van, please contact Yechezkel Rosenberg at 718-263-1021.

Monday, August 08, 2005

OU Video Added to Tisha B'Av Schedule Addition

We will be adding the following program to our Tisha B'Av Schedule

OU Video
Mourning for What Was, Hurting for What Is; Believing in What Will Be
Rabbi Hershel Schacter, Rabbi Jacob J Schacter, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb


The Video will be shown at 7:20, so if you wish to view it, you should daven at the first minyan.

Here is the revised schedule:

Motza’ei Shabbos

7:50 PM Fast Begins

8:46 PM Nightfall

9:05 PM Maariv and Eichah

Sunday

8:30 AM Shacharis and Kinos

1:40 PM Mincha

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Child Appropriate Holocaust Related Videos for Boys

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Child Appropriate Holocaust Related Videos for Girls
At the Home of Shari and Steven Weiss - 75-17 141st Place

2:15 PM Rabbi Welcher - Tisha B’Av Shiur

4:00 PM Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation ($15 Admission, $10 Students)
"Rebuilding the Beis Hamikdash: Word By Word"
Rabbi Mattisyahu Salomon, Rabbi Yissocher Frand
(Note: This will be a sell out – so come early!)

6:00 PM R’ Moshe Schwerd
Tisha B'Av: A Day of Mourning and Consolation

7:20 PM OU Video
Mourning for What Was, Hurting for What Is; Believing in What Will Be
Rabbi Hershel Schacter, Rabbi Jacob J Schacter, Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb

7:20 PM Second Mincha

8:15 PM Maariv

8:37 PM Fast Ends

Sunday, August 07, 2005

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Protocol During a Meal MP3

Here is the mp3 by R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Protocol During a Meal.

Torah Trivia Quiz Results

Trivia Quiz
Congratulations to Irwin Nathan who correctly answered that the last time Parshas Maasey was leined as a single Parsha was in 1984. Congratulations also to Yisroel Benedek who correctly answered that the two times before that were in 1981 and 1967 (and who also knew the next three times this happens).

Just to put that in perspective, here are some things that were not in existence, or not yet popular, in those years:

1984 – Cellphones, CDs, DVDs, laptops, the Internet, Instant Messaging, Starbucks, Microsoft Windows, faxes, Google, Congregation Ahavas Yisroel, Wasserman’s at 73rd Avenue, Blackberries, attached houses in Kew Gardens Hills above $85,000, scanners, MRIs, the Lexus car line, Rabbi Reisman’s Nach Shiur, SUVs, Poland Spring, ink dot printers, digital cameras, MP3 players
1981 – Video, Apple Macintosh, Baby Bells, artificial heart transplants
1967 – Cassette tapes, microwaves, Microsoft, digital watches, ATMs, learning in ‘The Mir’, the Concorde, Wasserman’s, Shimon’s Pizza, PCs, CNN, StarWars, attached houses in Kew Gardens Hills above $25,000, sliced bread (just kidding!)

The Torah Trivia Quiz was produced and directed by Ronnie Schlanger

Thursday, August 04, 2005

IN MEMORY OF R' SIMCHA BEKELNITZKY

Gitle Bekelnitzky has dedicated the learning of Daf Yomi on the 7th of Av. The learning will be Liului Nishmas R' Simcha Gedalya ben Shraga Feivush, on the day of his Yarzheit.
Sima & Moshe Weinstock have dedicated the learning on the 8th and 10th of Av in R' Simcha's memory.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

World-Wide 'Shema' Wednesday.

World-Wide 'Shema' Wednesday.

The prayer is intended to ask for Divine help to prevent violence toward the planned expulsion of Jewish residents from Gaza and northern Samaria and for Divine intervention to cancel the plan. The prayer is organized under the motto, United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

The prayer will be recited at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem and at 2 p.m. in New York.

Children around the world also are being asked to pray together the following night, one day before the beginning of the new Hebrew month Av. Former Chief Rabbi of Israel Mordechai Eliyahu will lead the Thursday night prayer at the Western Wall.

An unidentified group of women initiated the call for the children's prayer, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Israel (12:30 p.m. in New York).

Chabad (Lubavitch) leaders said they are encouraging children to attend the prayer rally at the Western Wall, where more than 20,000 children are expected.

BE STRONG AND HAVE COURAGE!!!!

With the help of G-d, with Faith and with our combined efforts and determination

WE WILL WIN!

The Eternal Nation does not fear a long road

by courtesy of Arutz 7 News.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=86808

Link provided by Barry Simanowitz.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Tisha B'Av Schedule

Motza’ei Shabbos

7:50 PM Fast Begins

8:46 PM Nightfall

9:05 PM Maariv and Eichah

Sunday

8:30 AM Shacharis and Kinos

1:40 PM Mincha

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Child Appropriate Holocaust Related Videos for Boys

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Child Appropriate Holocaust Related Videos for Girls
At the Home of Shari and Steven Weiss - 75-17 141st Place

2:15 PM Rabbi Welcher - Tisha B’Av Shiur

4:00 PM Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation ($15 Admission, $10 Students)
"Rebuilding the Beis Hamikdash: Word By Word"
Rabbi Mattisyahu Salomon, Rabbi Yissocher Frand
(Note: This will be a sell out – so come early!)

6:00 PM R’ Moshe Schwerd
Tisha B'Av: A Day of Mourning and Consolation

7:20 PM Second Mincha

8:15 PM Maariv

8:37 PM Fast Ends

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Sunday, August 7, 2005 - Second Time Singles Annual Lecture

Dear Fellow Shul Members:
Please pass along this information to any second-time singles that you may know about. This is also a good meeting place for those first time singles who may be wilin to date, and eventually marry, second-time singles. Shadchanim will be in attendance at this event. This is a very good organization.


SECOND-TIME SINGLES PRESENTS THEIR BIG, ANNUAL EVENT!

SPLITTING THE RED SEA FOR THE SECOND TIME:
JEWISH PHILOSOPHICAL INSIGHT INTO SECOND MARRIAGES


An Evening With noted psychotherapist & author
Rabbi Simcha Feuerman, LCSW

Followed by Q & A session with Rabbi Simcha & Chaya Feuerman

SUNDAY, AUG. 8, '05 AT 7:30 pm at
TIFERES HALL, 1271 E. 35th (btwn K & L) Brooklyn

$18 couvert. Light refreshments/dessert buffet will be served.
Shadchanim will be in attendance; bring your "shidduch resumes" *

CO-SPONSORED BY:

FRUMSTER.COM
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*Shidduch resumes should include your contact info, vital info about yourself and what you seek in a mate, references, and preferably a photo. Please prepare 15-20 copies

FOR MORE INFO, EMAIL SECONDTIMESINGLE@AOL.COM
OR CALL MORDY AT 718-327-2541

Anyone interested in helping for this event please e-mail us!
IF YOU KNOW ANY REPUTABLE SHADCHANIM WHO WOULD LIKE TO MEET OUR PARTICIPANTS, PLEASE HAVE THEM CALL
RIVKY AT 718-421-3554
(SHADCHANIM ONLY, PLEASE)

Friday, July 29, 2005

SHIUR FOR WOMEN - PARHAS MASEI

On August 6 , Shabbos Parshas Masei, Sharon Petrushka will give a shiur on Reward & Punishment in Pirkei Avos. The shiur will take place at 5:30 at the home of Robin Shick located at 137-40 75th Road .

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Bake Challah for A Segulah

Dear Community: There's a couple that doesn't have children. We still need some help ingetting a number of challah bakers. If there are any individuals that wouldbe able to partake in the baking of challah for this shabbos, Please callEsther @ 516-233-6232.

Thanks,
Esther Kahn

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Special Shiur By R' Shmuel Maybruch in Memory of Mrs. Joan Maybruch Tonight at 8:45 PM

Please Join Us For A Special שיעור
For Men And Women

לעילוי נשמת
מרת יוכבד פעשא בת הלל ע"ה
MRS. JOAN MAYBRUCH
On her 2nd Yahrtzeit

Prerequisite Or Prohibition?
הבדלה Before Eating On תשעה באב

By Rav Shmuel Maybruch
Shoel U'meishiv – Katz Kollel
ישיבת רבנו יצחק אלחנן

At Cong. Ahavas Yisroel
147-02 73rd Avenue (At 147th St.), Kew Gardens Hills


Tuesday Evening
July 26, 2005 – אור לכ' תמוז תשס"ה
8:45 P.M.

One Year House Lease Available in Kew Gardens Hills

A 4BR, 3 bath attached house will be available for rent effective
Sept. Great, heimeshe block (lots of Ahavas Yisrael families), 1 1/2
blocks from Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim, near all. One year lease to start,
possibly with option to buy.

If you know anyone looking to move to Kew Gardens Hills, please pass
this along. Please call 718-268-0346 for more info.

Monday, July 25, 2005

YAHRZEIT INFORMATION

We know how important observing a Yahrzeit is to you. We are in the process of updating and correcting our records. Please take a moment to email me with the following information:
1. Your name
2. The deceased's full english and hebrew names
3. The Hebrew date and year of the Yahrzeit
4. The relationship
In order to make sure we have everyone's information,
please DO NOT assume we have it in our records!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

R' Yakov Haber MP3 on The Torah Response to the Disengagement

Over 50 people showed up on a few hours notice to recite Tehillim and hear Rabbi Yakov Haber inspire us with his words on The Torah Response to the Disengagement.

You can download the shiur here.

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on HaTov V'HaMetiv in a House of Mourning MP3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on HaTov V'HaMetiv in a House of Mourning. Download the mp3 here.

Special Shiur and Tehilim Gathering at 7:00 PM

Today, Sunday July 24th, 17th day of Tammuz there will be a special shiur given by Rabbi Yakov Haber followed by the Tehillim for our brethen in Eretz Yisroel. The shiur will begin at 7:00, followed by Mincha at 7:45, Maariv at 8:40 with the fast ending 9:01.

Here is a link to photos from the protests at Kfar Maimon.

Friday, July 22, 2005

ACHEINU BEIS YISROEL

Have Chulent Will Travel (from th OU website)

Rabbi Yakov Blugrond’s kashrut inspections take him to exotic spots across the globe. In over a decade of traveling for the OU, he’s been just about everywhere but Mars, ...A Rabbinic Field Representative doesn’t have to venture into outer space for an interesting encounter. It could happen as close as…Turkey. I’ll let the transcontinental rabbi take it from here.

I traveled to Istanbul to supervise a large company with various production sites. One of them stood at the border of Turkey, Iran, and Iraq. Since I knew I was going to have to stay over Shabbat, I found a hotel in close enough proximity to a Sephardi shul. I came to Turkey with the normal operational equipment for a long distance mashgiach – a small piece of meat, a little crock pot, a few frozen challot, a box of matzot, and a jar of gefilte fish. I requested a hotel room on the lowest floor possible, so that I wouldn’t have to climb too many flights on Shabbat. I also made sure they disconnected the electricity from my hotel room door so that I could open it with a key rather than a card. Before I left for work on Friday morning, I put up my chulent. My Shabbat in Istanbul was set.

On Shabbat morning, as I walked through the lobby, I noticed a fellow wearing a yarmulke. I wished him “Shabbat Shalom” and “Shalom aleichem” We exchanged our reasons for being in Turkey. Turned out he’s an American physician who came to deliver a series of lectures at a university here. I asked my new acquaintance if he wanted to join me on my walk to shul. He gratefully acquiesced, saying he wasn’t aware there were any shuls in the area. I asked him what he planned to eat for the Shabbat. He said he had a can of tuna and some matzot. I told him to forget the tuna and come to my room after davening for some hot chulent. He couldn’t believe it.

As we walked towards the exit, the receptionist called out to us saying the hotel manager requested a word with me. I entered the manager’s office, curious as to what he wanted. “I feel uncomfortable telling you this, but the maids are reporting a scent of something cooking coming from your hotel room,” said the manager. I explained that it’s the Sabbath day and we aren’t allowed to cook, so on Friday I prepared a special traditional food made of meat, barley, beans and potatoes. Telling him that this is what we eat for lunch. “Oh, you mean you made chamin! Why didn’t you tell me? I would have gotten you the food.” The hotel manager was a Sephardi born in Istanbul. His family found themselves in Turkey the same way my family wound up in Holland at the end of the 15th century after their expulsion from Spain. I said, I’ll tell you what – at 1:00 we’re eating in my room. Come join us.

He came, bringing with him a few bottles of beer. The three of us had our seudat Shabbat. We sang Israeli zemiros, regular zemiros, Sephardi zemiros. We had a mizumim to bentch. We spent the time enjoying our hotel room #205 Shabbat together until it was time to go for mincha. The manager came too.

The hotel gave me the royal treatment for the rest of my stay. As our time there drew to a close, the doctor from America bid me a warm farewell, and we each went our separate ways. I felt happy to have shared an unexpected Shabbat – enhanced by the company of my fellow Jewish travelers.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Rabbi Herschel Schachter A Torah Perspective-A Non-Political View

The Young Israel site has a transcript of a shiur that Rabbi Herschel Schachter gave on the Gaza Disengagement from a Torah perspective and non-political point of view. Unfortunately the Young Israel site does not have direct links to the transcript, but you can currently get to it from their home page.

The Jewish Week has an adaption of the article in this week's edition.

KIDDUSH AND SHIUR ON PARSHA

Please join us for a seated kiddush and shiur on Parsha by R' Zev Maybruch. The kiddush will immediately follow the conclusion of davening and the program should conclude by 11:30.

Thanks to our generous co-sponsors:

Zvi & Batya Fishman in memory of Zvi's father Gershon ben Zvi
Baruch & Suzy Gottesman in honor of Tzipora's graduation from High School
Barry & Penina Katz in memory of Joan Maybruch
Steve & Shari Weiss in honor of Ephraim becoming the editor of the Ateres HaShavua

MAZEL TOV TO THE HALBERSTAMS

Mazel Tov to Meyer and Sushi Halberstam on the upcoming Bar Mitzvah of their son Ben Tzion. The Bar Mitzvah will take place at the Kotel on Sunday July 24.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

THANK YOU TO TZIREL GOLDSCHMIEDT


Thanks to Tzirel and Danny for organizing the well attended first-aid training course held in the shul last night. Thanks also to all those who attended. Altough we hope your help will not be needed it is comforting that 18 members of the shul have been trained properly.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Jewish Boys for Adoption Update

A few weeks ago we sent out an email about Jewish boys up for adoption, and I just saw a follow up on Cross-Currents from Rabbi Yaakov Menken:

I just spoke with a wonderful man named Rabbi Dovid Vandervelde. He is a real estate manager, and serves as the (unpaid) president of a licensed adoption agency. You may have received an email that originated from him.

Several weeks ago, he sent an email to a woman with an update on current issues. Included in this email was a brief mention that he needed to find a good family to adopt two boys.

Two Jewish boys, brothers aged 7 and 9, are now separated from each other and in foster care. They needed immediate placement in a warm, “frum” home, and the agency was given all of one month to find that suitable home—or they would remain separated and sent to (possibly) non-Jewish homes.

He gave the woman his phone number, and of course his email address. She forwarded the message to a few people. And they forwarded it on. And then it stormed the Jewish Internet.

Over 3000 calls. From all over the world. Most every state of the union. Litvaks, Modern, Young Israel, Lubavitch, Satmar, Bobov, observant Conservative, you name it. And those who couldn’t adopt, offered money, free legal services, and more.

He was so beseiged that he “spun” the story very negatively, to discourage applicants. He said that the children had been “thrown around” the foster care system, and he wanted specifically a couple that included a social worker, psychologist, pediatrician or similar professional experience caring for troubled children.

Depite all of this, they are now sorting through over 100 applicants to help these boys.

“Who is like your nation?” And please, if you get that email, do not call!

Friday, July 15, 2005

IS IT TRUE?

By Bayla Sheva Brenner (ou.org website)
The Me Generation seems to be living up to its name. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal described the struggle nonprofit organizations are facing in their attempt to lure a new generation of lay leaders. These organizations can’t understand why so many bright young professionals are not interested in getting involved in altruistic causes.

NEXT WEEK SHIUR FOR WOMEN

Next Shabbos, Parshas Pinchas (July 23), Rav Herschel Solnika will deliver a shiur for women at 5:30 at the home of Gitle Bekelnitzky. Gitle's address is 147-09 72nd Dr.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Solidarity Rally for the Land of Israel

There will be a Solidarity Rally for the Land of Israel on Tuesday, July 19th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM at Times Square on Broadway between 41st and 42nd Streets.

For more info click here.

SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR TUES. NIGHT TEHILLIM

For the summer the women's Tehillim group that meets on Tuesday nights will be meeting at 8:00 p.m. instead of 9:30. During this vacation season when people are out of town, any ladies that can come will be greatly appreciated.
Tizke l'Mitzvos.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

THANK YOU FROM THE SIEBENBERG FAMILY

We would like to thank the Ahavas Yisrael family for all of your warmth, good wishes and wonderful delicous meals upon the birth of our son. May we share in many simchas together. Julie, Shmuel and Tzvi Dov Siebenberg and Yitzi.
Thank You,
Julie

Monday, July 11, 2005

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on the Long and Short of Semuchim Interruptions

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on the Long and Short of Semuchim Interruptions. Download it here.

Israel's Jewish population to outstrip U.S. by 2006

By Amiram Barkat, Haaretz Correspondent

Israel will have the largest Jewish population in the world by 2006, when it will surpass the United States for the first time in history, the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute said Monday.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Join Hundreds Of Other Women

Shortly after the Yomim Noraim, hundreds of women joined a group called tefillaschanna@aol.com. On Rosh Hashannah, we read the accounts of both Sarah Imeinu and Channa, and their desire for children. Unfortunately, there are so many couples in our own neighborhoods and in Jewish communities across the world that spent the Yomim Noraim davening for children of their own.

In this light, a campaign was started that is twofold. First, women across the globe have committed to saying Tefillas Channa on Friday night after candle lighting on behalf of these young couples. Second, your help is needed to add to our already compiled list of the Hebrew names of the couples (both husband and wife) who find themselves in this unfortunate situation. The list is updated and e-mailed weekly. Names are kept on the list until a baby is born. Confidentiality is 100%, as only those who submit the names know who they are. It has become the first tefilla list were every name that came off the list would be for a very good reason (our first name was taken off last week after the birth of a baby girl). You are requested to update us when a name can be taken off the list, so that we can all share in the good news.

This is a worthwhile project, and we would truly appreciate your assistance and involvement. Please forward this e-mail to any and all friends and acquaintances you feel may be interested.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

NEW SHIDDUCH INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Several members of the Central Queens, NY Jewish community have taken upon themselves to offer an incentive for people to make shidduchim of single women from Central Queens. The committee is offering a $2,000 gift to the shadchan of a woman from this area.
For details of this program log on to www.queensshidduch.org

Friday, July 08, 2005

Heartsaver CPR and AED Course

Congregation Ahavat Yisrael is excited to offer our shul members the opportunity to take a "HEART SAVER" course.

This course is designed to certify (or re-certify) those interested in Adult CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). Upon completion of the course, participants will receive certification from the American Heart Association.

PLEASE MAKE NOTE:

DATE---- Monday, July 18, 2005
WHERE--- AY
TIME---- 7:00-10:00 p.m.

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED, so if you're interested, please be sure to respond QUICKLY to Danny or Tzirel Goldschmiedt, either by phone (718-263-6456) or e-mail (daggold@juno.com).

Monday, July 04, 2005

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Beracha Semucha L'Chaverta

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg prepared another great shiur/learning program on Beracha Semucha L'Chaverta which gave us a deeper understanding of the format of Sheva Berachos and Birchos HaTorah.

If you don't already have a Sunday morning learning program, or if your normal plans are cancelled, please join us. You can pick up any week even if you have never joined us before.

If you want to listen to the shiur on mp3, here it is.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

MORE AY GRADUATES

Tzipora Gottesman graduated from Bais Yaakov D'Rav Meir.

Moshe Eli Gottesman graduated from Tiferes Moshe.

Rivky Kutner graduated from Touro College summa cum laude.

Yisroel Kutner received the NYS Lottery's Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship Award and
graduated from Mesivta Chofetz Chaim.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

GRADUATES CONTINUE MARCHING IN

Rafi Friedman graduated Pre-1A at Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe.

The Entire Sherman family graduates

David Sherman Excelsior College

Tzippy Sherman Queens College

Ariella Sherman Shevach High School

Aliza Sherman Bais Yaacov Academy

Monday, June 27, 2005

MORE AY GRADUATES

Shlomo Wasserman graduated Grade 8 at Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe.

Yaffa Wasserman graduated Touro College (Bachelor of Science).


Avi Petrushka from Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island with awards in mathematics and social studies.

Gila Petrushka from YUHSG (Central) with "American Association of University Women " award in mathematics, and faculty awards in mathematics and French.


Leah Shapiro graduated Pre-1A at Bais Yaakov

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg Blessing Us With Berachos Shiurim

In case you missed them here is R' Yechezkel Rosenberg:

June 12: What is the Obligation to Bench - Part II

June 19: HaTov V'HaMeTiv

June 26: The Format of Berachos

THANKS FOR MAKING THE DINNER A SUCCESS





Thanks to the Rav, MC, Award Presenter, Photographer (how did he get in a picture?) and Keyboarder.

DINNER PICTURES

Here are the first shots of last night's dinner.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

FOUND NECKLACE

A NECKLACE WAS FOUND IN THE SHUL. TO CLAIM PLEASE CALL LEON @ 718-575-0801 OR E-MAIL AT LSTERN@JNDLTD.COM

Saturday, June 25, 2005

SHUL DINNER THIS SUNDAY

Our 18th Annual Dinner, honoring Eddie and Sarah Sherman, is scheduled for Sunday evening, June 26, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (6:30 start time, Maariv at 9:30). Please join us for what promises to be an enjoyable evening.

MAZEL TOV TO SAM & JULIE SIEBENBERG

Mazel Tov to Sam & Julie Siebenberg upon the birth of a son.

Friday, June 24, 2005

MAZEL TOV TO OUR GRADUATES II

Channa Malka Goldschein graduated for 8th grade bais yaakov.

Tova Schlanger graduated from Shevach High School.

Yehudah Serle - Touro College - BS- Management/Marketing

Shmuel Serle- Mesivta of Roslyn- Featured Class Representative Speaker at Mesivta of Roslyn Dinner


Naomi Katten from Wurzweiler School of Social Work
with a PhD in Social Work

Elisheva Aeder graduated Bais Yaakov

lisheva (Garber) Trachtenberg received her MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University last month

Gush Katif Movie

This is a must see video. click here to view the Gush Katif Movie.

MAZEL TOV TO THE STEINIG FAMILY

Mazel Tov to Sholom & Judith Steinig on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Estie Steinig to Mati Sarels.

Mazel Tov to Mesivta Chofetz Chaim Graduates

The following young men graduated from the Mesivta this week: Naftali Garber, Yisrael Kutner and Yaakov Meltzer.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

AFRUF OF DAVID KOZLIN AND FRANCINE FRIEDMAN

Mazel tov to David and Fracine on their Afruf this Shabbos, Parshas Shelach. May the wedding take place B'shaa Tova Umutzlachas!

SHABBOS KALLAH FOR FRANCINE FRIEDMAN

Gitle Bekelnitzky cordially invites AY women to a Shabbos Kallah for Francine Friedman that will take place on Sat. June 25 at 6:00 PM at Gitel's home, 147-09 72nd drive.

SHABBOS Z'MANIM

* First Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 6:40 PM (Light at 7:00 PM)
* Second Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 7:30 PM (Light at 7:50 PM)
* Candle Lighting: 8:12 PM
* Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 AM
* Daf Yomi: 7:25 AM
* Shacharis: 8:30 AM
* Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:14 AM
* Rav's Shiur: 5:00 PM
* Minchah: 6:00 PM
* Pirkei Avos Shiur: 8:50 PM
* Motza'ei Shabbos & Maariv: 9:20 PM

UPCOMING SHIURIM

* Pirkei Avos Shiur: R' Shaul Gross – Shabbos at 8:50 PM
* R' Yakov Haber's shiur on Taamei HaMitzvos: Sunday, June 26, 8:45-9:25 AM in the Shul
* R' Yechezkel Rosenberg – Chavrusa Program on Sunday, June 26, 9:30-10:50 AM in the Shul

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

MAZEL TOV TO OUR GRADUATES

HERE ARE THE FIRST GROUP OF GRADUATES THAT HAVE ASKED TO BE POSTED

Chana Frankel from BYQ with a Service Award

Elie Cohen, from Touro College Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Finance-

Hillel Stern graduated from MYY with Hebrew Studies Award

Yoni Benedek from YTM with Middos Award and
Award for Excellence in Social Studies

PLEASE E-MAIL US YOUR INFORMATION SO THAT WE CAN POST AL AY GRADUATES FROM GRADE EIGHT AND UP

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

MAZEL TOV TO OUR GRADUATES

As the school year comes to a close we would like to wish a personalized Mazel Tov to each graduate. Please e-mail us your graduate's information.
E-mails should be sent to caykgh@gmail.com

Yahrzeit Information

Please submit the approriate information regarding any Yahrzeit
you or members of your family commemorate.
We want to avoid any oversights and be able
to give proper Kavod to you and your family.
Please include the following information:
  1. Your name
  2. The departed's english and hebrew name
  3. The hebrew date of the Yahrzeit/year
  4. The member of the family commemorating the Yahrzeit
  5. The relation to the member

Please Submit to: MSalzbank@gmail.com

RABBI FRAND AT YIQV TONIGHT JUNE 21

Tonight,June 21, Rabbi Frand will speak at the YIQV on behalf of Chesed L'avraham at 7:30. The Skullener Rebbi is also expected to attend and greet attendees after the presentation.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Mazel Tov to Moshe & Reena Whitman

Mazel Tov to our members Moshe & Reenah Whitman on the Bar Mitvah of their son Shamai.
Mazel Tov as well to Uncle Chaim & Aunt Sunni Pearl. May Shamai be a source of Nachas and joy to the family and the entire community.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Elevator Operator for Shabbos

We are looking for a person to operate the shule elevator on Shabbos. If you know of a potential candidate please call Leon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Desperate Need for Blood/Platelets

A 14 year old Jewish religious boy, name withheld for confidentiality purposes, is in desperate need for blood/platelets. He is only able to accept type O+ and the donor must be CMV-. It is extremely difficult to find the perfect match for him, so if you or anyone you know is a match, PLEASE open up your hearts and give a little of your time to help save a Jewish life. Pleasec all Marion Novak, at Memorial Sloan Kettering (212) 639-8177 and tell her you would like to donate blood or platelets and were referred to her by Esti Rosenbaum / Moses. Your participation in this urgent matter will make a tremendous difference!!!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Shavuos Program

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel Shavuos Learning Schedule

Sunday-Tuesday, June 12-14, 2005

Sunday evening, June 12 - First Evening of Yom Tov

8:09 PM Candle Lighting

8:15 PM Minchah

9:17 PM Maariv

11:30 PM Sara Taib "Derech Eretz Kadmah L'Torah"
Shiur for Women Home of Shari & Steven Weiss
75-17 141st Place

11:30 PM Shul Open for Learning

Monday, June 13 - First Day of Yom Tov

12:10 AM R' Chaim Pearl - Special Shiur for Boys

12:10 AM - Chavrusa Preparation for R' Yechezkel Rosenberg's Shiur
"Davar SheEino Miskaven"

1:10 AM R' Yechezkel Rosenberg Shiur
"Davar SheEino Miskaven"

2:00 AM Chavrusa Preparation for Rabbi Welcher's Shiur
"Melachah Necessary for Refuah on Yom Tov"

3:00 AM Rabbi Herschel Welcher Shiur
"Melachah Necessary for Refuah on Yom Tov"

3:50 AM R' Steven Weiss Daf Yomi: Shabbos - Daf 41

4:50 AM Shacharis

5:24 AM Sunrise

8:30 AM Second Shacharis (Sof Zman Krias Shema: 9:09 AM)

8:10 PM Minchah

8:30 PM Rabbi Herschel Welcher Inyanah D'Yomah

9:18 PM Maariv (Candle Lighting and preparations for 2nd day after this time)

Tuesday, June 14 - Second Day of Yom Tov

6:00 PM R' Hayim Schwartz "David's Harp: Insights into Sefer Tehillim"
Shiur for Women in the Shul

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Software Tip: Picasa is Great and It's Free

If you fool around with digital photography, download Picasa from Google. It's a great piece of software and it's free.