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

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.

WHEN: 8:00 PM
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.

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 (

The Young Israel will be hosting Yisroel Williger for a special Carlebach Shabbos, on Shabbos Parshas Vayaytzei (

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
before Monday, Dec. 5th

The Seudah is co-sponsored by KGHSingles

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Friday, November 25, 2005


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

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

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

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

For more information call

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:

Also Featuring:
Oh! - Ohad Moskowitz
The Kinderlach
and introducing
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:

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

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,

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

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


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


Wednesday, November 09, 2005


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

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.