Monday, February 28, 2005

Rabbi Welcher on the First Tosfos of Berachos - Wed 3/2/2005

Rabbi Welcher will be giving a shiur on the first Tosfos of Berachos - Wednesday March 2 at 8:30. This is a very foundational Tosfos with some importance concepts on Shema and Tefilla. Join us.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Wine and Grape Juice for Purim & Pesach

Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe's annual Purim/Pesach wine sale is now underway. To obtain a copy of this year's flier, please send an email to pawinesale@yahoo.com, or call either Jennifer Meltzer or Chana Wasserman.

We are aiming for a March 13th pickup date at the Yeshiva Kew Gardens building. Thank you, on behalf of the Wine Committee, for your continued support of the Yeshiva!

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Kosher Restaurant Guide

This is ahandy little reference to Kosher restaurants in the Tri-state area with lots of information. http://www.nachas.org/BethYehuda/kosher.html

Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe's Supperette

It was an honor last night to be able to pay tribute to our own Chana Wasserman, for all her tireless efforts on behalf of Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe.

Much Mazal on the Upcoming Shevach Production

Much Mazal to all those involved in the Shevach Production, which is scheduled for this Moetzai Shabbos and Sunday.

Mazal Tov to Faigi & Isser Rosenberg on the Naming of Frumi Tova

Mazal Tov to Faigi and Isser Rosenberg on the naming of their daughter, Frumi Tova, this morning.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Extra Ticket Available for Siyum HaShas at Continental Arena

Yechezkel Rosenberg has an extra ticket for the the Siyum HaShas at Continental Arena. If you are interested, please call him at (718) 263-1021 or email him at drhrosenberg -at- earthlink -dot- net.

Mazal Tov to Dr. & Mrs. Zev Maybruch on the Birth of a Grandaughter to Eliezer & Sara

Mazal Tov to Dr. and Mrs. Zev Maybruch on the recent birth of a granddaughter, Yocheved Pesha, to Eliezer and Sara Maybruch.

Mazal Tov to Jay & Kaila Aron on the Bar Mitzvah of Mordechai

Mazal Tov to Jay & Kaila Aron on the Bar Mitzvah of Mordechai who will be leining Parshas Ki Sisa this week in the Shul.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Mazal Tov to Faigi & Isser Rosenberg on the Birth of a Baby Girl

Mazal Tov to Faigi and Isser Rosenberg on the birth of a baby girl on Monday.

Mazal Tov to Elliot & Phyllis Katten and Mrs. Senta Ermann on the Engagement of Yehuda to Tzipora Frankel

Mazal Tov to Elliot and Phyllis Katten and Mrs. Senta Ermann on the engagement of Yehudah to Tzipora Frankel of Monsey.

Celebrate the Siyum HaShas with a Shabbos Lunch

The shul is having a Shabbos Lunch on March 5th to celebrate those who have participated in the Siyum HaShas of Daf Yomi. Everybody is welcome and encouraged to join the celebration.

The cost for the lunch is $15 per adult, $10 per child 15 and under, $5 per child 6 and under.

Please RSVP by 2/28/2005 to me at Mark.Frankel -at- gmail.com. (Or you can call me or use my other email address).

Mazal Tov to Marty & Yaffa Katz on the Bris of Dovid Katz

Mazal Tov to Marty and Yaffa Katz on the bris of their new grandson Dovid yesterday in Eretz Yisroel. Mazal Tov to parents Yitzie and Bina Katz.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Mazal Tov to Allan & Renee Levy on the Engagement of Rena to David Blumberg

Mazal Tov to Allan and Renee Levy on the recent engagement of Rena to David Blumberg.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Z'manim Plus for Parshas T'zaveh - Feb 19, 2005

HOT KIDDUSH this Shabbos honoring our Daf Yomi participants, in advance of the Siyum HaShas that will take place on March 1 (SPONSORS: Mark & Linda Frankel, David & Rochelle Graubard, Mrs. Shirley Karasik, Uri & Esther Kops, David & Cyndi Levin, onnie & Miriam Schlanger, Moshe & Gila Schwerd, Izzy & Ruchi Sherman, Barry & Sarah Simanowitz)

MELAVE MALKAH for girls (grades 5-8): Cake Decorating, Fun, Food, and Friends – Feb. 19, 7:30 PM

MAZAL TOV
*to R' Marty & Yaffa Katz upon the birth of a grandson, born to their children Yitzie & Bina in Eretz Yisrael.
*to David Kozlin upon his engagement to Francine aka Tzippy Friedman. All are invited to the Vort on Sunday, Feb. 20 (3:30-7:30 PM) at 84-54 118 Street, Kew Gardens (718-441-3062).
*upon the Bris last Sunday of Irwin & Eudice Nathan's grandson, born to their children Esta & Mayer Rosenberg in Florida
*upon the engagement of Jennifer Felsman to Jay Jaffe

UPCOMING SHIURIM
* Rabbi Reisman Live Video at Nachlas Yitzchak on Sat., Feb. 19, at 8:30 PM
* Rabbi Label Lam at Nachlas Yitzchak on Sat., Feb. 19, at 9:30 PM
* Rabbi Haber's new series on "Kaddish" on Sun., Feb. 20, 8:45-9:25 AM in the Shul
* Rabbi Y. Rosenberg - Chavrusa Program on Sun., Feb. 20, 9:30-10:50 AM in the Shul
* Rabbi Welcher on "Maaser K'safim – Part 3" – on Tues., Feb. 22, 8:30 PM in the Shul

Queens Siyum HaTorah – Feb. 19 at 8:30 PM

The Vaad L'Chizuk HaTorah, in conjunction with Zichron Yerachmiel Boruch, invites everybody in the community to the Fourth Annual Queens Siyum HaTorah
Motza'ei Shabbos Parshas T'tzaveh - February 19 at 8:30 PM - Rabbinical Seminary of America - 76-01 147th Street.

The siyum is sponsored in memory of the six million k'doshim and the k'doshei Eretz Yisrael and L'Zeicher Nishmas Joan Maybruch by her friends and family.

We will be priviledged to be addressed by HaRav Uren Reich Shlita.

The minimum contribution is $25 per person and RSVPs can be directed to 718-670-1544 or e-mailed to SiyumQueens@kehillah.com.

Z'MANIM
* Candle Lighting: 5:15 PM
* Erev Shabbos Minchah: 5:20 PM
* Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 AM
* Daf Yomi: 7:25 AM
* Shacharis: 8:30 AM
* Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:26 AM
* Rav's Shiur: 4:15 PM
* Minchah followed by Shalosh Seudos: 5:05 PM
* Motza'ei Shabbos & Maariv: 6:26 PM

Reminder - Melave Malka for Girls this Motzei Shabbos, February 19 at 7:30 PM

Melave Malke for Girls

Learn how to do Cake Decorating
Have fun! Enjoy food & friends!

Motzei Shabbos, February 19 at 7:30 PM
For girls 5th-8th grade - Free admission for CAY members

For more info e-mail: tsherman111@hotmail.com

Thanks to the Sponsors of the Upcoming Parsha Tetzaveh Kiddush

We would like to thank the following sponsors of the upcoming Kiddush on Shabbos honoring those who are completing Shas in the current Daf Yomi cycle.

Mark & Linda Frankel
David & Rochelle Graubard
Mrs Shirley Karasik
Uri & Esther Kops
David & Cyndi Levin
Ronnie & Miriam Schlanger
Moshe & Gila Schwerd
Izzy & Ruchi Sherman
Barry & Sarah Simanowitz

Remember that the new cycle starts with Berachos on March 2, 2005.

Mazal Tov to Marty & Yaffa Katz on the Birth of a Grandson

Mazal Tov to Marty and Yaffa Katz on the birth of a son to their children Yitzie and Bina in Eretz Yisroel.

Apologies to Marty and Yaffa. This was posted on Monday, but it was in draft mode and I forgot to publish it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Kashrus Alerts

Kashrut.com has information concerning the the following products or companies:

Kashrus alert concerning Frito Lay Original Trail Mix
Kashrus alert concerning Pirate’s Booty Gourmet Coffee Chocolate Cookie Soy bar
Kashrus alert concerning All Kosher Spot meat
Kashrus alert concerning Bodek Fresh Salads
Kashrus notice concerning H-O Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal `
Kashrus alert concerning misleading advertising about the kosher certification of the Hyatt Regency, Acapulco, Mexico
Kashrus alert concerning Shoprite Cook ‘N’ Bake Butter Flavor Pan Spray
Kashrus alert concerning PIZZA WORLD, Brooklyn, New York
Kashrus alert concerning Chick Pea Restaurant, NY, NY.

Here is some information concerning Luden's cough drops.
(Thanks Avrumi)

Vort for David Kozlin & Francine Friedman

David Kozlin & Francine Friedman invites the Congregation to a vort in honor of their engagement on Sunday, February 20th from 3:30 to 7:30 at 84-54 118th Street in Kew Gardens.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Kiddush in Honor of those Completing Shas - Shabbos Feb 19th

There will be a kiddush in the Shul this Shabbos in honor of those participating/completing the current cycle of Daf Yomi. Here's the approximate menu: Cholent, Potato Kugel, Gefilte Fish, Herring, Israeli Salad, Pasta Salad, Other Salads, Cake, Bakery Cookies, Crackers, Grape Juice, Soda and Schnapps.

Mazal vs Mazel

Please forgive me for my inconsistent spelling of Mazal/Mazal. A Google Search of Mazal yields 190,000 results, while a Google Search of Mazel yields 343,000. Yet, I have it on good authority that Mazal is the proper spelling. So I'll try to use Mazal in the future, but if an occasional Mazel sneaks in, have Rachmonis (or is it Rachmones?).

Mazal Tov to Jennifer Felsman & Jay Jaffe on their Recent Engagement

Mazal Tov to Jennifer Felsman & Jay Jaffe on their recent engagement.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Mazal Tov to David Kozlin & Francine Friedman on their Recent Engagement

Mazal Tov to David Kozlin and Francine Friedman on their engagement last night.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Mazal Tov to Irwin and Eudice Nathan on the Birth of a Grandson

Mazal Tov to Irwin & Eudice Nathan on the birth of a son to their children Esta & Mayer Rosenberg in Florida. The Bris will be, be IY”H, in Florida, this Sunday.

Rabbi Welcher on Maaser Kesafim Part 2 - Tues 2/15/2005 at 8:30

A big crowd turned out for Maaser Kesafim - Part 1 last week, where Rabbi Welcher gave an overview of the topic. Join us on Tuesday, February 15, when Rabbi Welcher will be giving the second part of the series at 8:30 PM in the Shul. Rabbi Welcher will be going into the Halacha L'Ma'aseh in this part.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Zmanin Plus for Parshas T'rumah

Zmanin for Parshas T'rumah - 2/12/2005

HOT KIDDUSH next Shabbos in honor of the upcoming completion of Shas by the Daf Yomi participants.

MELAVE MALKAH for girls (grades 5-8): Cake Decorating, Fun, Food, and Friends – Feb. 19, 7:30 PM

UPCOMING SHIURIM
* Rabbi Reisman Live Video at Nachlas Yitzchak on Sat., Feb. 12, at 8:30 PM
* Rabbi Label Lam at Nachlas Yitzchak on Sat., Feb. 12, at 9:30 PM
* Rabbi Haber's new series on "Kaddish" on Sun., Feb. 13, 8:45-9:25 AM in the Shul
* Rabbi Y. Rosenberg - Chavrusa Program on Sun., Feb. 13, 9:30-10:50 AM in the Shul
* Rabbi Welcher on "Maaser K'safim – Part 2" – on Tues., Feb. 15, 8:30 PM in the Shul

Z'MANIM
* Candle Lighting: 5:07 PM
* Erev Shabbos Minchah: 5:15 PM
* Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 AM
* Daf Yomi: 7:25 AM
* Shacharis: 8:30 AM
* Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:31 AM
* Rav's Shiur: 4:05 PM
* Minchah followed by Shalosh Seudos: 4:55 PM
* Motza'ei Shabbos & Maariv: 6:17 PM

Tidbits from the Times Article about the Artscroll Shas

The NY Times had an article titled An English Talmud for Daily Readers and Debaters about the completion of the Artscroll Schottenstein English Translation of Shas. Here are some interesting tidbits from the article:
- Rabbi Nosson Scherman says the English translation is not intended for yeshiva students, "They'll never study on their own if they use a crutch..."
- ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications invested $21-million in the project.
- The article estimates that 100,000 people learn Daf Yomi World Wide.
- For 14 years, there has been a daily class on the 7:51 a.m. train from Far Rockaway to Penn Station, with 15 to 20 commuters.
- A ceremony to present a virtually complete Talmud set to the Library of Congress was scheduled for Wednesday evening.
- Pesach Lerner the LIRR Maggid Shiur says "There's no question in my mind that the expansion of the Daf Yomi today is a great deal due to the Schottenstein".
- Some of the 72 volumes published so far have already sold 90,000 copies with a list price of $50.
- The last complete English translation was published between 1935 and 1952 by Soncino Press.
- Israeli scholar Adin Steinsaltz is perhaps five years away from completing a 47-volume Hebrew edition aimed largely at secular Israelis. Random House has translated a portion of that in 21 English volumes, but has no plans to publish more.
- The last volume, Yevamot is in galley form and should be ready for the celebration of the conclusion of the Daf Yomi cycle.
- The publishing process costs about $250,000 a volume which is why Art Scroll enlisted donors. - There is a picture in the article of Rabbi Nosson Scherman with a copy of the Steinsaltz Engligh gemorra on his desk.

Rabbi Haber on Kaddish - Sunday Mornings at 8:45

Rabbi Haber has begun a new series on Kaddish. If you are interested in an inspiring and in depth treatment of the subject, please join us on Sundays from 8:45 AM to 9:25 AM.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Bus to Siyum Ha Shas from Queens

There will be buses from Queens to the Siyum HaShas at the Garden and at the Meadowlands. The bus to the Garden is departing from Main Street and 71st Avenue and the bus to the Meadowlands is departing from Main Street and Jewel. Both buses are leaving at 3:30 PM sharp.

The cost is $15 round trip per seat and the reservation deadline is February 22nd. Reservation forms are in Hamodia and the Yated.

Mishna Yomis Audio Site

For those following the Mishna Yomis learning schedule, you may want to check out the Mishna Yomis site on the Shema Yisroel network. Every day there is an mp3 audio file, which you can play on your computer, for the 2 Mishnayos for that day. The lecturer is using Kehati's commentary and speaks fast enough so that he covers the 2 Mishnayos in about 5 to 7 minutes. There is also a huge archive of 50 of the 60 Mesechtas in Shas, so you can use for any other Mishnayos learning you may be doing.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Queens Siyum HaTorah - Feb 19 at 8:30 PM

The Vaad L'Chizuk HaTorah in conjunction with Zichron Yerachmiel Boruch invites everybody in the community to the

Fourth Annual Queens Siyum HaTorah

Moetzoei Shabbos Parshas Tetzaveh
February 19th 2005 at 8:30 PM
Rabbinical Seminary of America
76-01 147th Street.

The siyum is sponsored in memory of the six million kedoshim and the kedoshei Eretz Yisroel and Zecher Nishmas Joan Maybruch by her friends and family.

We will be priviledge to by addressed by HaRav Uren Reich Shlita,
Rosh Hayeshiva Yeshiva of Woodlake Village of Lakewood, New Jersey.

The minimum contribution is $25 per person and RSVPs can be directed to 718 670-1544 or emailed to SiyumQueens@kehillah.com.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Melave Malke for Girls - Grades 5 to 8

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel Is Proud To Present:

Melave Malke for Girls

Learn how to do Cake Decorating
Have fun! Enjoy food & friends!

Motzei Shabbos, February 19 at 7:30 PM
For girls 5th-8th grade
Free admission for CAY members

For more info e-mail: tsherman111@hotmail.com

Friday, February 04, 2005

Rabbi Welcher on Maaser Kesafim - Tues 2/8/2005 at 8:30

Rabbi Welcher will be giving the first part of a series of shiurim on Maaser Kesafim on Tuesday February 8, 2005 at 8:30 PM in the Shul.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Z'manim Plus for Parshas Mishpatim - Feb 5, 2005

Parshas Mishpatim - Feb 5, 2005

UPCOMING SHIURIM

* Rabbi Reisman Live Video at Nachlas Yitzchak on Sat., Feb. 5, at 8:00 PM
* Rabbi Haber on "Tzaddik V'Ra Lo" on Sun., Feb. 6, at 8:45 AM in the Shul
* Rabbi Y. Rosenberg - Chavrusa Program on Sun., Feb. 6, at 9:30 AM in the Shul
* Rabbi Welcher on "Maaser Kesafim - Part 1" on Tue., Feb. 8 at 8:30 PM in the Shul


Z'MANIM
* Candle Lighting: 4:58 PM
* Erev Shabbos Minchah: 5:05 PM
* Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 AM
* Daf Yomi: 7:25 AM
* Shacharis: 8:30 AM; Birkas HaChodesh
* Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:35 AM
* Rav's Shiur: 4:00 PM
* Minchah followed by Shalosh Seudos: 4:50 PM
* Motza'ei Shabbos & Maariv: 6:09 PM

Kashrus Alerts

Some Kashrus Alerts of interest:
Kashrus alert concerning Yogurt Flavored Granola Bars
Kashrus alert concerning Emperor's Garden, Little Neck, NY
Kashrus notice concerning Viva Natural Pizzeria, NY, NY
Clarification of Empire recall

Vort for Avi Katz and Esti Besser

Marty and Yaffa Katz would like to invite the Congregation to the Vort of Avi Katz and Esti Besser this Thursday evening 2/3/05 from 8 pm and on. The Location is Ocean Avenue and Avenue I at Mesores Bais Yaakov of Brooklyn.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

OnlySimchas.com - Chaim Eli Welcher's engagement

Chaim Eli's engagement on Onlysimchas.com. Stop by and wish them a Mazel Tov!

The Future of Judaism - article by Daniel Pipes

Many of us attended Harvey Blitz's presentation of the 2000 National Jewish Population Study, which indicated some growth in numbers within our own community. This is an interesting article by Daniel Pipes elaborating on that theme.
The Future of Judaism - article by Daniel Pipes