Sunday, December 31, 2006

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Baruch Dayan Emes

We regret to inform you of the passing of Melvin Steinig
father of Rabbi Sholom Steinig.

Levaya will take place Thursday, December 28, 11:00 AM
at Goldstein's, 6410 North Broad St., Philadelphia, PA, (215) 927-5800.

Rabbi Steinig will be sitting shiva through Erev Shabbos, December 29 at the home of his sister,
Ann Greenberg, 269 Wiltshire Ave, Wynnewood, PA, 19096, (610) 649-4580

From Motzai Shabbos December 30 through Wednesday morning January 3, Shiva will be observed at 76-06 Vleigh Place.
Schedule for davening will be advised soon.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

MAZAL TOV TO MOSHE & GILA SCHWERD

Mazal Tov to Moshe & Gila Schwerd on the birth of a grandson. Mazal Tov to the parents Moshe & Bracha Walfish.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Rabbi Welcher on "Al Hanisim - Understanding the Emphasis on the Military Victory" - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Al Hanisim - Understanding the Emphasis on the Military Victory" can be downloaded here.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Burying a Meis With Tzitzis"

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Burying a Meis With Tzitzsis" can be downloaded here

R' Yakov Haber on "Chanukah Thoughts"

R' Yakov Haber on "Chanukah Thoughts" can be downloaded here

Friday, December 15, 2006

Thank you and Yasher Koach to Yosef Salzbank

Thank you and Yasher Koach to Yosef Salzbank for testing and updating the defibrillator and emergency equipment.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

AYnouncements VaYeshev

Shabbos Chanukah;Shabbos Mevorchim

Mazal Tov to Moshe & Gila Schwerd on the engagement of their daughter Elisheva to Dovid Weinberger.

On Friday night from 8:00 to 9:15 there will be an Oneg Shabbos and Parsha Shiur given by Rabbi Baruch Gottesman. The Oneg will be for seventh and eighth grade boys and will take place at the Gottesman home located at 141-31 72nd Crescent.


On Friday night, December 15 at 8:00 PM - Sharp

R’ Moshe Schwerd will give a shiur on "Chanukah’s Hidden Lesson In Chinuch”.


Sunday Morning Learning Program

R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur at 8:45 AM on Chanukah. R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.

On Tuesday December 15 at 8:30 - Rabbi Welcher will be giving a Shiur on Chanukah - Al HaNissim.

On Monday December 18 (3rd day of Chanukah) Congregation Ahavas Yisroel Presents: Jay Green, The First Jewish U.S. National Juggling Champion!

Wholesome Entertainment for the entire family Refreshments will be served.

Show time: 12:30-2:00 Members - $3; Non-Members - $5; Family Maximum - $20

Learn To Be A Juggler!

Following the show, from 2:30-3:30, Jay Green will teach children ages 8 and older how to juggle.

Next Shabbos there will be a Chanukah Kiddush after davening. Sponsors are welcome.


Rocking Horse Ranch - Winter Yeshiva Break 2007
The Winter Yeshiva break is here. Why not treat your family to a few days at the Ranch! There will be two sessions this year: 1/21-1/25 (Sun-Thurs); 1/28-2/1 (Sun-Thurs) Skiing, Horseback Riding, Gourmet Meals, Daf Yomi, Minyanim, Shiurim, Playgroups and much more. Come join us.

Thanks again to Steve Reisbaum for directing this important fundraising event on behalf of the shul. This year will mark the 11th anniversary of this event.

Please reserve Motza’ei Shabbos January 20 for a shul Melava Malka for adults featuring game night and a Chinese Buffet. More details to follow.


The JCLL(Little League) Trophy Dinner will take place on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at KGS at 4pm. $5 per player / $10 per adult (kids will get priority seating). RSVP to David Kirschner at djkirschner@verizon.net or (718) 619-3637if your son will be attending and whether either or both parents wish to attend no later than Wednesday, December 27th. KGS is located at 8217 Lefferts Blvd Jamaica, NY 11415. The guest speaker will be Ron Darling, starting pitcher for the World Champion 1986 New York Mets. Darling will hold an autograph session so boys should bring anything they want signed with them. There will also be additional entertainment. All players will receive trophies with a special award presentation to the champions of each division.

Also, registration for the spring little league will begin in a few weeks. If your son is interested in playing, please notify David Kirschner this week. David will be scheduling shul registration first. Please note that even if your son played last year, you must notify David of his intention to play this year. Do not assume that a spot will be automatically reserved. Once shul registration has been completed, the remaining spots will be made available to non-members. Details will be forthcoming. Teams are organized based on age/grade as follows:

Prep Division - 3rd & 4th grades

Intermediate Division - 5th & 6th grades

Junior Division – 7th & 8th grades

Senior Division – 9th & 10th grades

Please be aware that AY will assemble a team in each division only if there is sufficient interest AND volunteers to coach. Traditionally, there has not been sufficient interest to field a team in the senior division. The JCLL will only have a senior division if there are at least four teams AND each team commits to playing every week during the season. In the event there is overwhelming interest in any of the other divisions, we will attempt to field two teams in that division. The JCLL does not have a T-ball league, but Young Israel (QV, KGH, Hillcrest & Jamaica Estates) does. If there is sufficient interest, we will consider fielding a T-ball team as well. However, that registration process will not begin until March.



Candle Lighting : 4:10

Minchah Erev Shabbos: 4:17

Hashkama Minyan 7:15

Daf Yomi 7:25

Shacharis 8:30

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:32

Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim: 3:15

Minchah 4:00

Shalosh Seudos:

Maariv 5:19


Have a good Shabbos!




Visit the AY Blog http://caykgh.blogspot.com for late-breaking shul news.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Rabbi Welcher Onoas Devorim - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Onoas Devorim" can be downloaded here.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

R' Yakov Haber on Nes and Teva and the Second Brocha of the Shomoneh Esrai

R' Yakov Haber on "Nes and Teva and the Second Brocha of the Shomoneh Esrai" can be downloaded here

Friday, December 08, 2006

Bnouncements VaYishlach

Mazal Tov to Mattis & Ruchel Keller on the birth of Esther.

Mazal Tov to Yossi & Judy Orbach on the Afruf and upcoming marriage of their daughter Sorali to Yisroel Meir Isaacs. The Afruf and wedding will take place in Israel.

Welcome to our newest members Yossi & Shifra Levy.

Sunday Morning Learning Program

R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur on Sh’mone Esrei at 8:45 AM

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.

On Sunday, there will be a Siyum on Maseches Beitza following davening. All are invited to attend the Siyum and breakfast.


This Shabbos, Parshas Vayishlach, there will be a Sit- Down Kiddush following davening. The Kiddush will be followed by a 30 minute shiur given by Rav Welcher. Thanks to one of our sponsors Yisroel & Shavie Benedek who are sponsoring in Hakaras HaTov to the Shul for the Shul’s assistance after the p’tirah of Yisroel’s mother.
Babysitting will be available during the shiur.


Thanks and Yasher Koach to Danny Goldschmiedt and Michael Salzbank for their relating to the beautification of the shul exterior.

On Monday December 18 (3rd day of Chanukah) Congregation Ahavas Yisroel Presents: Jay Green, The First Jewish U.S. National Juggling Champion!
Wholesome Entertainment for the entire family Refreshments will be served.
Show time: 12:30-2:00 Members - $3; Non-Members - $5; Family Maximum - $20

Learn To Be A Juggler!
Following the show, from 2:30-3:30, Jay Green will teach children ages 8 and older how to juggle.

Rocking Horse Ranch - Winter Yeshiva Break 2007
The Winter Yeshiva break is here. Why not treat your family to a few days at the Ranch! There will be two sessions this year: 1/21-1/25 (Sun-Thurs); 1/28-2/1 (Sun-Thurs) Skiing, Horseback Riding, Gourmet Meals, Daf Yomi, Minyanim, Shiurim, Playgroups and much more. Come join us.
Thanks again to Steve Reisbaum for directing this important fundraising event on behalf of the shul. This year will mark the 11th anniversary of this event.

Please reserve Motza’ei Shabbos January 20 for a shul Melava Malka for adults featuring game night and a Chinese Buffet. More details to follow.




Candle Lighting 4:09
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 4:16
Hashkama Minyan 7:15
Daf Yomi 7:25
Shacharis 8:30
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:28
Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim: 3:15
Minchah 4:00
Shalosh Seudos: Sponsored by Leon Stern commemorating Yartzheit
Maariv 5:18




Have a good Shabbos!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

MAZAL TOV TO MATTIS & RUCHEL KELLER

Mazal Tov to Mattis & Ruchel Keller on the birth of a girl named Esther.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Rabbi Welcher Kibud Av V'Eim - Halachos - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Kibud Av V'Eim - Halachos" can be downloaded here.

R' Yakov Haber on Techias HaMasim and the Second Brocha of the Shomoneh Esrai - mp3

R' Yakov Haber on "Techias HaMasim and the Second Brocha of the Shomoneh Esrai" can be downloaded here

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Loeg LaRosh According to the Rambam" - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Loeg LaRosh According to the Rambam" can be downloaded here

Monday, December 04, 2006

Alternate Side Parking Rules Holiday Suspension

Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended on Friday, December 8 for holiday observance. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.

Bnouncements VaYeitzei

Mazal Tov to Baruch & Suzy Gottesman on the engagement of their daughter Tziporah to Avi Ellman.

Mazal Tov to Jay & Karen Daitchman on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Akiva.

On Friday Night from 8:00 to 9:15 there will be an Oneg Shabbos and Parsha Shiur given by Rabbi Baruch Gottesman. The Oneg will be for seventh and eighth grade boys and will take place at the Gottesman home located at 141-31 72nd Crescent.

Sunday Morning Learning Program
R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur on Sh’mone Esrei at 8:45 AM
R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.

Please remember to begin saying Tal U’matar on Monday evening December 4.

On Tuesday December 5 at 8:30, Rabbi Welcher will be giving a Shiur on the Mitzvah of Kibud Av V’Eim Part ll - Hashkafa, Halacha & Lomdus from Sefer Minchas Chinuch.

Join us for a Shiur for Men and Women R’ Moshe Schwerd “Chanukah’s Hidden Lesson In Chinuch” Shabbos Chanukah Friday December 15th, 2006 8:00 PM - Sharp

The Women’s League supperette will take place on December 4 at 7:30 PM at the home of Moshe and Sara Kamin; 137-62 70th Avenue. Everyone is requested to bring a pareve or Cholov Yisroel dairy dish. The program will include a kumsitz featuring Karen Daitchman. The cost of admission is the $18.00 Women's League dues. Raffles prizes will also be available. For further details, please contact Shavie Benedek or Binnie Sommer.

On Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach (December 9th) after davening there will be a Sit- Down- Kiddush following davening including a 30 minute shiur given by Rabbi Welcher. Anyone interested in sponsoring, please contact Leon. Babysitting will be available during the shiur.

Rocking Horse Ranch - Winter Yeshiva Break 2007
There will be two sessions this year: 1/21-1/25 (Sun-Thurs); 1/28-2/1 (Sun-Thurs)
Skiing, Horseback Riding, Gourmet Meals, Daf Yomi, Minyanim, Shiurim, Playgroups and much more. Come join us. Thanks again to Steve Reisbaum for directing this important fundraising event on behalf of the shul. This year will mark the 11th anniversary of this event.
On Motza’ei Shabbos December 2 at 8:00 there will be a Beyond BT Anniversary Melava Malka in AY. Cost is $5 per person and we're serving Pizza and Ice Cream. The inspiration and entertainment will be a show entitled “Searching for Meaning - A BTs Spiritual Journey in Music and Monologue”.

Please reserve Motza’ei Shabbos January 20 for a shul Melava Malka for adults featuring game night and a Chinese Buffet. More details to follow.

On Sunday December 3 at 7:30 PM - "The Lost Song" - The Bais Yaakov D'Rav Meir Production for Women only will be shown in the Shul.

Ashkenazic Jewish Children are 20 times more likely to suffer from Cystic Fibrosis than children of any other ethnicity or race. The Child Life Society is the Only Organization that provides support to Jewish children with Cystic Fibrosis
On Monday, December 4, 2006 at 8:00 P.M., Sruly and Sima Mandelbaum invite you to their home, 73-26 137th Street, Kew Gardens Hills, for a special video presentation to benefit the Child Life Society. Maariv at 9:30 P.M.




Candle Lighting 4:10 PM
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 4:17
Hashkama Minyan 7:15 AM
Daf Yomi 7:25 AM
Shacharis 8:30 AM
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:18
Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim: 3:15
Minchah 4:00
Shalosh Seudos:
Maariv 5:19

Have a good Shabbos!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Kibud Av V'Eim from the Sefer HaChinuch"

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Kibud Av V'Eim from the Sefer HaChinuch" can be downloaded here.

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Tashlumim for Havdalah, Kevurah & Being Gabbai - Taz vs Shach?"

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Tashlumim on Havdalah, Kevurah & Being Gabbai - Taz vs Shach?" can be downloaded here

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Bnouncements Toldos

Mazal tov to Rebbetzin Klavan on the birth of a great granddaughter.Mazal Tov to Harvey and Judy Blitz on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazal Tov to the parents Moshe & Devorah Gordon in Israel.

Mazal Tov to Jay & Karen Daitchman on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Akiva. The Bar Mitzvah took place on Thursday November 23rd in Yerushalyim.

Sunday Morning Learning Program

R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur on Sh’mone Esrei at 8:45 AM

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.


On Tuesday November 28 at 8:30, Rabbi Welcher will be giving a Shiur on the Mitzvah of Kibud Av V’Eim - Hashkafa, Halacha & Lomdus from Sefer Minchas Chinuch.

The Women’s league supperette will take place on December 4. Please reserve the evening. Details will follow.

On Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach (December 9th) after davening there will be a Sit- Down- Kiddush following davening including a 30 minute shiur given by Rabbi Welcher. Anyone interested in sponsoring, please contact Leon.


Motzai Shabbos 12/2 at 8:00 - Beyond BT Anniversary Melava Malka in AY. Cost is $5 per person and we're serving Pizza and Ice Cream. The inspiration and entertainment will be a show entitled “Searching for Meaning - A BTs Spiritual Journey in Music and Monologue”.


Candle Lighting 4:13 PM
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 4:20 PM
Hashkama Minyan 7:15 AM
Daf Yomi 7:25 AM
Shacharis 8:30 AM
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:18 AM
Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim: 3:15 PM
Minchah 4:00 PM
Shalosh Seudos: Sponsored by Gary & Adina Estersohn commemorating Yarzheit of Gary’s father and Adina’s mother.
Maariv 5:21 PM

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Rabbi Welcher on Bentching - Sefer HaChinuch - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Bentching from the Sefer HaChinuch" can be downloaded here.

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Can You Do Tashlumim When Onus or Patur?" - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Can You Do TashlumiM When Onus or Patur?" can be downloaded here

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Friday after Thanksgiving

The Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24, is not a holiday, and alternate side parking regulations and all her parking regulations will be in effect.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Bnouncements Chayei Sara

Mazal Tov to Yaakov & Atara Serle on the birth of a grandson. Mazal Tov to the parents Mordechai & Chana Serle.

Welcome to our newest members Jeremy & Estee Lavitt.

On Friday Night from 8:00 to 9:15 there will be an Oneg Shabbos and Parsha Shiur given by Rabbi Baruch Gottesman. The Oneg will be for seventh and eighth grade boys and will take place at the Gottesman home located at 141-31 72nd Crescent.

On Shabbos morning there will be a Youth Minyan at 9:20. Please note Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma is 9:13 AM

On Shabbos afternoon, Parshas Chayei Sara, there will be a Women’s League Shiur given by Susie Garber on “The Torah Approach To Jealousy”. The Shiur will take place at 3:15 PM at the Garber home located at 147-37 70th Avenue. The shiur coincides with the Yartzheit of Susie’s father, Reb Moshe ben Avraham Halevi.

Sunday Morning Learning Program

R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur on Sh’mone Esrei at 8:45 AM

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.


On Tuesday November 21 at 8:30, Rabbi Welcher will be giving a Shiur on the Mitzvah of Birchas HaMazon II - Hashkafa, Halacha & Lomdus from Sefer Minchas Chinuch.

The Women’s league supperette will take place on December 4. Please reserve the evening. Details will follow.

Thank you and Yasher Kochacha to Mr. Martin Goldschmiedt for quickly and expertly mending the Shulchan covering.


Candle Lighting 4:17 PM
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 4:24 PM
Hashkama Minyan 7:15 AM
Daf Yomi 7:25 AM
Shacharis 8:30 AM
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:13 AM
Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim: 3:15 PM
Minchah 4:05 PM
Shalosh Seudos: Sponsored by Chaim Dov Wahrman celebrating completion of Shaas!
Maariv 5:25 PM


Have a good Shabbos!

Visit the AY Blog http://caykgh.blogspot.com for late-breaking shul news.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rabbi Welcher on Meaning of a Beracha - Sefer HaChinuch - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Meaning of a Beracha - Sefer HaChinuch" can be downloaded here.

Thanks to Mr. Martin Goldschmiedt

Thank you and Yasher Kochacha to Martin Goldschmiedt for quickly and expertly mending the plastic that covers the Shulchan. He took a ripped piece of plastic and made into a beautiful Shulchan covering.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

BYnouncements Vayera- Late Edition

Sunday Morning Learning Program

R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur on Sh’mone Esrei at 8:45 AM

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.


On Tuesday November 14 at 8:30, Rabbi Welcher will be giving a Shiur on the Mitzvah of Birchas HaMazon - Hashkafa, Halacha & Lomdus from Sefer Minchas Chinuch.

On November 18, Parshas Chayei Sara, there will be a Womens's League Shiur given by Susie Garber on "The Torah Approach To Jealousy". The Shiur will take place at 3:15 PM at the Garber home located at 147-27 70th Avenue. The shiur coincides with the Yartzheit of Susie's father, Reb Moshe ben Avraham Halevi.

The Women’s league annual supperette will take place on December 4. Please reserve the evening. Details will follow.



To sponsor Shalosh seudos please contact Geoffrey Landau.

Recently bills were mailed to the membership. Please pay your obligations. It is a Mitzvah! Thanks to those who have already responded.

Candle Lighting 4:23 PM

Minchah Erev Shabbos: 4:30 PM

Hashkama Minyan 7:15 AM

Daf Yomi 7:25 AM

Shacharis 8:30 AM

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:08 AM

Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim: 3:20 PM

Minchah 4:10 PM

Shalosh Seudos:

Maariv 5:31 PM


Have a good Shabbos!

Visit the AY Blog http://caykgh.blogspot.com for late-breaking shul news.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rabbi Welcher on Kiddush - Minchas Chinuch Part 2 - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Kiddush - Minchas Chinuch Part 1" can be downloaded here.

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Onein or Aval - What Starts When?" - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Onein or Aval - What Starts When?" can be downloaded here

Alternate side parking

Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended on Friday and Saturday, November 10-11, for holiday observance. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Urgent Petition Request

From: Rabbi Eli Mansour
To: All Concerned Community Members
Re: Stop Jerusalem Gay Pride Demonstration

Date: November 5, 2006

Dear Community Members,

Few issues have upset and disturbed so many of our people as the plans for a demonstration & parade for gay pride in Jerusalem this coming Tuesday.

This planned march in the holiest of holy cities, Jerusalem, is an outrage and travesty, which desecrates and shames the Jewish people, the Nation of Israel, its government officials, and its history.

These devious plans, and the unwisely granted permits to carry them out by the Jerusalem city officials, constitutes a previously unparalleled glorification of sin in the city that is considered Hashem's living room.

All of us need to be deeply concerned about the inevitable and untold future consequences of this mockery and provocation, and stand in unity with the 250,000 Orthodox religious residents of Jerusalem in demanding a complete and immediate retraction, revocation, and cancellation of the licenses and permits that the demonstrators have been issued.

Please join our effort to petition 39 local Jerusalem City Officials and the Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert, and other key government figures, in an urgent and immediate demand to end this abomination and atrocity before it starts.

Time is of the essence, please sign the petition immediately at www.SyMall.com/NO

Thank you for your continued confidence, loyalty, and support in helping to preserve safety and decency in our lives and our children's lives.

Sincerely,

Rabbi Eli J. Mansour

Brooklyn, New York

November 5, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Found in AY

The following Seforim were found in Cong. Ahavas Yisroel:

Selichos with the name Zvi Berger
Gemara with the name Chaim Yosef Blumenthal
Machzor with the name Waxman. (found in women's section)

To claim, please call Leon at 718-575-0801 or e-mail to lstern@jndltd.com

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Message from Yaakov Serle

On behalf of my entire family I would like to thank the entire congregation of Ahavas Yisroel for the tremendous outpouring of sympathy concerning the loss of my father Joseph Serle a'h. This included providing Yom Tov Meals, attending the funeral , and menachem avelim.

Sincerely
Yaakov Serle, Ron Serle, Anita Naider, and Belle Serle

Bnouncements Lech Lecha

Sunday Morning Learning Program
R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur at 8:45 AM
R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.

On Tuesday November 7 at 8:30, Rabbi Welcher will be giving a Shiur on Mitzvah of Kiddush: Hashkafa, Halacha & Lomdus from Sefer Minchas Chinuch.

The Achdus Chinese Auction that will be taking place this
Motzoei Shabbos at 8:30 in the Hall of Science.


The Women’s League of Cong. Ahavas Yisroel will again be collecting used clothing to ship to Israel. The shipment will go to Kiryat Sefer and the distribution will be overseen by Bracha (Pearl) Silberstein.
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Place: Congregation Ahavas Yisroel,
Corner 73rd Avenue & 147th Street
The shipping is done in egg boxes and the cost is approximately $18/box.
1. Clothing for infants & toddlers
2. Shabbos and everyday clothing (in very good condition) for children 5-12
Boys: Long pants / shorts - dark colors
Polo shirts with buttons
Shirts - white / plaids / stripes
Girls: Dresses, skirts and jumpers
Blouses with appropriate sleeves
3. Shabbos clothing for teens
Donations towards shipping costs would be greatly appreciated.
Checks can be made out to Congregation Ahavas Yisroel Women’s League.

For information, or to volunteer to sort, pack or drive,
Please contact Sunni Pearl, 718 544-9206.



Ahavat Yisrael Women’s League invites you to join us for a class in Simcha & Folk Dancing with Tzerel Goldschmiedt.
The class will take place on Monday nights in our shul from 7:30-8:30. The cost is $80 for the series. The class will take place on the following dates:
November - 6, 13, 20, 27; December - 4, 11, 25; January – 8
For additional information call: Tzerel at (718) 263-6456
The second Shacharis Minyan has resumed. If you are available please come and strengthen the minyan - Monday thru Friday at 7:35 AM.


The OU will hold a Communal Symposium “When Illness Strikes” on November 4 at The Y.I. of Hillcrest from 8-10PM featuring a panel discussion with the following panelists:
Rabbi Tzvi Flaum ,Rabbi, Congregation Knesset Israel of Far Rockaway
Mashgiach Ruchani, Lander College for Women
Topic: Halachic Considerations
Beth Popp, MD, Associate Program Director, Hematology/Oncology, Maimonides Medical Center
Topic: Medical Challenges and Concerns
Eytan Kobre, Esq. Eldercare Attorney
Topic: Legal and Financial Aspects
Rabbi Jay Yaacov Schwartz, MSW
Rabbinic Liaison, Metropolitan Jewish Health System
Topic: Family and Support Services

To sponsor Shalosh seudos please contact Geoffrey Lamdau.

Candle Lighting 4:31 PM
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 4:38 PM
Hashkama Minyan 7:15 AM
Daf Yomi 7:25 AM
Shacharis 8:30 AM
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:04 AM
Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim: 3:30 PM
Minchah 4:20 PM
Shalosh Seudos:
Maariv 5:39 PM

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Rabbi Welcher on Kiddush - Minchas Chinuch Part 1 - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Rabbi Welcher on Kiddush - Minchas Chinuch Part 1" can be downloaded here.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

CLOTHING DRIVE FOR ISRAEL

Women’s League of Cong. Ahavas Yisroel will again be collecting used clothing to ship to Israel. The shipment will go to Kiryat Sefer and the distribution will be overseen by Bracha (Pearl) Silberstein.
Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Place: Congregation Ahavas Yisroel,
corner 73rd Avenue & 147th Street
The shipping is done in egg boxes and the cost is approximately $18/box.
1. Clothing for infants & toddlers
2. Shabbos and everyday clothing (in very good condition) for children 5-12
Boys: Long pants / shorts - dark colors
Polo shirts with buttons
Shirts - white / plaids / stripes
Girls: Dresses, skirts and jumpers
Blouses with appropriate sleeves
3. Shabbos clothing for teens
Donations towards shipping costs would be greatly appreciated.
Checks can be made out to Congregation Ahavas Yisroel Women’s League.

For information, or to volunteer to sort, pack or drive,
please contact Sunni Pearl, 718 544-9206.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Shiva for R' Avraham Shechter

Shivah is being observed at 147-20 72 Drive, Kew Gardens Hills, until Thursday morning, November 2.



Shacharis 7:45

Minchah 2:45

Maariv 6:30

Friday, October 27, 2006

Bnouncements Noach

Mazal Tov to Jay & Karen Daitchman on the Afruf and upcoming marriage of their son Eli to Nomi Schaap.

On Shabbos Parshas Noach at 3:50 PM there will be a

Shiur for Women given by Rabbi Yaakov Finestone on the topic: "Can We Fix the Spiritual Ozone Layer?" The shiur will take place at the Home of Rochel Graubard 136-84 71st Road.

A second Shacharis Minyan will resume on Monday, October 30th at 7:35 AM - Monday thru Friday.

Sunday Morning Learning Program

R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur at 8:45 AM

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.

On Monday October 30 at 7:30 - The Jewish Board of family Services will sponsor a program in the Shul. The topic will be: "Motivating Our Children: Understanding Their Individual Learning Styles. The lecturers will be Dr. David Pelcovitz and Dr. Marsha Winokur.

On Tuesday October 31 at 8:30 - Rabbi Welcher will be giving a Shiur on Mitzvah of Kiddush: Hashkafa, Halacha & Lomdus from Sefer Minchas Chinuch.


On Wednesday November 1 at 8:30 there will be a Worldwide Video presentation for women on the Yarzheit of Rachel Imeinu. The topic will be: "The Power of Our Compassion: How Can We Make a Difference". The speakers will be Rebbetzin Tehila Jaeger and Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller.

The OU will hold a Communal Symposium "When Illness Strikes" on November 4 at The Y.I. of Hillcrest from 8-10PM featuring a panel discussion with the following panelists:

Rabbi Tzvi Flaum ,Rabbi, Congregation Knesset Israel of Far Rockaway
Mashgiach Ruchani, Lander College for Women
Topic: Halachic Considerations
Beth Popp, MD, Associate Program Director, Hematology/Oncology, Maimonides Medical Center
Topic: Medical Challenges and Concerns
Eytan Kobre, Esq. Eldercare Attorney
Topic: Legal and Financial Aspects
Rabbi Jay Yaacov Schwartz, MSW
Rabbinic Liaison, Metropolitan Jewish Health System
Topic: Family and Support Services

To sponsor Shalosh seudos please contact Geoffrey Lamdau.


Shabbos, October 27-28 - Parshas Noach

Candle Lighting 5:39 PM

Minchah Erev Shabbos: 5:45 PM

Hashkama Minyan 7:15 AM

Daf Yomi 7:25 AM

Shacharis 8:30 AM

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 10:00 AM

Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim: 4:25 PM

Minchah 5:25 PM

Shalosh Seudos:

Maariv 6:47 PM

Shiur Schedule

Shabbos – Parshas Noach - October 28, 2006 - 3:50 PM
Shiur for Women By Rabbi Yaakov Finestone
“Can We Fix the Spiritual Ozone Layer?”
At the Home of Rochel Graubard 136-84 71st Road

Sunday Morning Learning Program
R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur at 8:45 AM on a topic related to Rosh Hashanah. R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.

Tuesday 10/31 at 8:30 - Rabbi Welcher will be giving a Shiur on Mitzvah of Kiddush: Hashkafa, Halacha & Lomdus from Sefer Minchas Chinuch

Second Daily Shacharis Minyan will resume on Monday, October 30th at 7:35 AM - Monday thru Friday.

Monday 10/30 at 7:30 - JBFCS Program in the Shul
Motivating Our Children: Understanding Their Individual Learning Styles Dr David Pelcovitz and Dr Marsha Winokur

Wednesday 11/1 at 8:30
Worldwide Video for Women on the Yahrzeit of Rachel Imeinu
The Power of Our Compassion: How Can We Make a Difference. Rebbetzin Tehila Jaeger and Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller

Friday, October 20, 2006

Bnouncements B’reishis Shabbos Mevorchim

Mazal Tov to Yaakov & Atara Serle on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Chana to Dovi Chaitovsky.

Welcome to our new members:
Dennis Schwartz
Reuben & Lauren Paris

Youth groups will start this Shabbos morning at 9:30.

Ruby Ginsberg will begin teaching the laining for Megilas Esther in the shul between Mincha and Maariv this Shabbos afternoon.

Sunday Morning Learning Program:
R' Yakov Haber will be giving shiur at 8:45AM.
R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM.

Rabbi Welcher will not be giving a Shiur this Tuesday.

The Women’s League will host a shiur by Rabbi Yaakov Finestone on Shabbos Noach (October 28) at 3:50 PM at the home of Rochel Graubard.

Special Program for Seniors and those who love them:
Before Emergency Strikes: Managing Senior Healthcare in a Crisis on Sunday morning, October 22, 2006, at 10:00 AM at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 150-07 70th Road, Flushing, NY 11367. Space is limited. Please RSVP to: Bella Kirschner 718-441-0300 or e-mail Bella.Kirschner@atriaseniorliving.com A complimentary brunch will be provided by Atria Kew Gardens and a Resource Fair will highlight key senior services.


Shabbos, October 20-21 – Parshas B’reishis
Candle Lighting 5:49 PM
Minchah 5:55 PM
Daf Yomi 7:25 AM
Shacharis (מחר חודש) 8:30 AM
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’mah 9:56 AM
Rabbi’s Shiur 4:35 PM
Minchah 5:35 PM
Maariv 6:57 PM

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Shiva Notice

We regret to announce the passing of Mr. Yisrael Chaim Serle, father of our member, Yaakov Serle.

Shiva will be observed from Sunday evening, 10/15 through Friday morning, 10/20, at the niftar's residence, 71-50 Parsons Boulevard, apartment 8C.

Minyanim: Shacharis - M - F, 7:20 a.m.,
Mincha - 5:55 p.m. followed by Maariv

May HaShem console the family among the other mourners for Zion and Jerusalem

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Bnouncements Hoshana Rabah & Sh'mini Atzeres

Rabbi Welcher will be giving a shiur on "Insights into Hoshana Rabah” - Thursday – October 12, 2006, 9:45 PM (After Maariv)

Hoshannos will be sold in the shul at Maariv on Hoshana Rabah and at Shacharis.

Rabbi & Rebbetzin Welcher invite all of the Mispallelim and their relatives and guests to their Annual Sh’mini Atzeres Kiddush on Shabbos October 14 after davening. The Kiddush will take place in the Welcher’s sukkah at
136-07 72nd Ave.

Mazal Tov to the distinguished Chasanim:
Chasan Torah : Rav Welcher
Chasan B’reishis: Mitch Aeder
Chasan Maftir: R’ David Keehn
Kol Han’arim David Kirschner

The members thank Gitle Bekelnitzky for graciously supplying the delicious Simchas Torah candy bags.
Friday, October 13 – Hoshana Rabah
Shacharis (Talis and Tefilin not before 6:15 AM) 2 minyanim: 6:10 + 8 AM
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’mah 9:53 AM

Candle Lighting 6:00 PM
Minchah 6:05 PM
Maariv 6:40 PM

Shabbos, October 14 – Sh’mini Atzeres
Daf Yomi 7:25 AM
Shacharis 8:30 AM
Yizkor not before: 10:30 AM
Minchah 5:35 PM
Simchas Yom Tov 6:05 PM
Candle not before: 7:07 PM
Maariv + Hakafos 7:07 PM
NOTE: No preparations for the second day of Yom Tov before: 7:07 PM

Sunday, October 15 – Simchas Torah
Shacharis (one minyan only) 7:45 AM
Minchah (2 minyanim) immediately following Musaf & 5:55 PM
Maariv 7:06 PM
Have a good Shabbos and Yom Tov!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Rabbi Welcher will be giving a shiur on "Insights into Hoshana Rabah” - Thursday – October 12, 2006, 9:45 PM

Rabbi Welcher will be giving a shiur on "Insights into Hoshana Rabah”
Thursday – October 12, 2006, 9:45 PM –After Maariv

Bais Yaakov D'Rav Meir's Production of "The Lost Song" 10/11/2006, at 8:00 PM at AY

On Chol Hamoed, Wednesday 10/11/2006, at 8:00 PM at AY, the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation will present "The Lost Song", an audio visual production of the highly acclaimed Bais Yaakov D'Rav Meir.

The event is for women only. The charge for women is $12 and for students is $10.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Bnouncements Sukkos

Mazal Tov to Yossi & Judy Orbach on the birth of a granddaughter in Israel. Mazal Tov to the parents Shaul & Esther Goldman.

Rabbi & Rebbetzin Welcher invite all of the Mispallelim and their relatives and guests to their Annual Shemini Atzeres Kiddush on Shabbos October 14 after davening. The kiddush will take place in the Welcher’s sukkah at
136-07 72nd Ave.

The very distinguished members that will be honored as chassanim will be announced on the first day of Yom Tov.

The Sukkah Hop will take place on Shabbos (1st day of Sukkos). The children will leave the shul at 3:30 and return at 5:00. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

On Chol Hamoed, Wednesday 10/11/2006, at 8:00 PM at AY
The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation will present "The Lost Song",
an audio visual production of the highly acclaimed Bais Yaakov D'Rav Meir.
The event is for women only. The charge for women is $12 and for students is $10.

Hoshannos will be sold in the shul at Maariv on Hoshana Rabah and at Shacharis.

Sukkos
Friday evening, October 6 – Erev Sukkos
Candle Lighting 6:11 PM
Minchah 6:15 PM
Maariv 6:50 PM


Shabbos, October 7 – 1st day of Sukkos
Shacharis 8:30 AM
S’eudah Sh’lishis at home
Minchah 6:00 PM
Shiur B’Inyanah D’Yomah following Minchah
Maariv 7:18 PM
Candle lighting not before: 7:18 PM
NOTE: No preparations for the second day of Yom Tov before: 7:18 PM


Sunday, October 8 – 2nd day of Sukkos
Shacharis 8:30 AM
Minchah 6:10 PM
Shiur B’Inyanah D'Yomah following Minchah
Maariv 7:17 PM


Monday, October 9 – 1st day of Chol HaMoed – Columbus Day
Shacharis (Talis and Tefilin not before 6:10 AM)2 minyanim: 6:10 + 8 AM
Maariv 9:30 PM


Tuesday-Thursday, October 10-12 – 2nd-4th day of Chol HaMoed
Shacharis (Talis and Tefilin not before 6:14 AM) 2 minyanim: 6:10 + 8 AM
Maariv 9:30 PM


Friday, October 13 – Hoshana Rabah
Shacharis (Talis and Tefilin not before 6:15 AM) 2 minyanim: 6:10 + 8 AM
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’mah 9:53 AM
Candle Lighting 6:00 PM
Minchah 6:05 PM
Maariv 6:40 PM


Shabbos, October 14 – Sh’mini Atzeres
Daf Yomi 7:25 Yizkor not before:10:30 AM
Minchah 5:35 PM
Simchas Yom Tov 6:05 PM
Candle lighting not before:7:07 PM
Maariv and Hakafos 7:07 PM
NOTE: No preparations for the second day of Yom Tov before: 7:07 PM


Sunday, October 15 – Simchas Torah
Shacharis (one minyan only) 7:45 AM
Minchah (2 minyanim) immediately following Musaf and 5:55 PM
Maariv 7:06 PM


Have a good Shabbos and Yom Tov!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

MAZAL TOV TO YOSSI & JUDY ORBACH

Mazal Tov to Yossi & Judy Orbach on the birth of a granddaughter in Israel.
Mazal Tov to the parents Shaul & Esther Goldman.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Bnouncements Ha’azinu

Hakaras Hatov!
On behalf of the membership I would like to express our Hakaras Hatov to some dedicated members for their efforts leading up to and during the Yamim Nora’im.

Yasher Koach to the seating committee chairman Irwin Nathan for handling the seating for the Yamim Nora’im. Yasher Koach to Ellen Cohen for handling the women’s seating. We thank Irwin and Ellen for the many years they have taken this responsibility upon themselves.

Yasher Kochachem to the building committee for their very significant efforts leading up to the Yamim Nora’im. We have enormous Hakaras Hatov to Chairman Danny Goldschmiedt for his daily devotion to, and concern for, the building’s needs. Thanks to Alan Hochster, Leslie Knoeller and Judy Blitz for their significant efforts during the Yamim Nora’im in addition to their year-round involvement in building matters. Very few people know how much time, effort and energy they spend making sure that everything in the shul runs smoothly.

Yasher Koach to Mark Frankel for continually scheduling Shiurim for the benefit of the membership. At this time, we also should acknowledge and express our Hakaras Hatov to Mark for not only having the vision and foresight to start the Gan but also for his continued involvement. Over the last few years the Gan has grown from two to four classes and has become the single most important income source for the shul.

We recognize the inconvenience that may be caused by the classrooms in the women’s section and lobby and will do everything possible to minimize its impact on the membership.

We also salute and thank Sara Simanowitz for her expertise and administration of the Gan. The success of the Gan is clearly a result of her direction and involvement.


Yasher Koach to Yisroel Benedek for serving as Gabbai during the Yamim Nora’im as well as for the preparation of the Z’manim. We express a special Hakaras Hatov for handling this duty after finishing shiva for his mother two days before Rosh Hashanah. Thanks to Isser Rosenberg for serving as Gabbai Sheini during the Yamim Nora’im.

Thanks to all the Ba’lei Tefilla and Ba’alei Kriah for their part in the davening.


Thanks to our Treasurers Elliott Friedman and Moshe Bilitzky for their efforts during the whole year and especially during this busy season.


Yasher Koach to Yechezkel Rosenberg for serving as auctioneer in addition to his service as Magid Shiur. The auction was very successful this year and for that we are grateful to all those who bid so generously.


Last but not least, thanks to Rav and Rebbetzin for teaching us Torah and guiding us during the Yamim Nora’im and throughout the year! We appreciate your concern for us as well as your Ahavas Yisroel.

With so many members volunteering their time it is likely that I forgot to mention someone. Please accept my apologies.

Welcome to our new members:
Elad & Shainy Rosin
Yerachmiel & Hadassah Weiner
Yosef & Sima Bondi
Mendel & Leora Levine
Yitz Finch
Sara Katz

On Shabbos Shuva at 4:00 PM there will be a shiur in the shul for women given by R’ Moshe Schwerd. The topic will be “Can Happiness and Self-Sacrifice Co-Exist”? The shiur is sponsored in memory of Chana Mindel bas R’ Shammai.

If there is enough interest, Ruby Ginsberg has offered to teach the laining for Megilas Esther in the shul between Mincha and Maariv on Shabbos afternoon. Those interested please contact Ruby or Leon. The class would begin Shabbos B’reishis, October 21.

On Sunday morning Rabbi Haber will be giving shiur at 8:45

The Annual Succah Hop is being scheduled. Anyone interested in hosting please contact Lorey Friedman or Shari Weiss.

Candle Lighting 6:22 PM
Minchah 6:25 PM
Daf Yomi 7:25 AM
Shacharis 8:30 AM
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’mah 9:48 AM
Minchah 5:50 PM
Shabbas Shuvah Drashah 6:10 PM
Maariv 7:30 PM

Have a good Shabbos!

Yom Kippur
Sunday, October 1 – Erev Yom Kippur
Slichos and Shacharis 7:45 AM
Minchah 3:00 PM
Candle Lighting 6:19 PM
Kol Nidrei 6:25 PM
Maariv 7:27 PM

Monday, October 2 – Yom Kippur

Shacharis 8:00 AM
Yizkor not before: 11:00 AM
Minchah 4:35 PM
N’ilah 6:00 PM
T’kias Shofar and Maariv 7:26 PM










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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Learn How To Lain Megilas Esther

If there is enough interest, Ruby Ginsberg has offered to teach the laining for Megilas Esther in the shul between Mincha and Maariv on Shabbos afternoon. Those interested please contact Ruby or Leon. The class would begin Shabbos B’reishis, October 21.

Monday, September 25, 2006

A Daily Dose of KindnessMonday, September 25, 2006

A Daily Dose of KindnessMonday, September 25, 2006---------------------------------------
* We flew to Israel on El Al a few weeks ago for the Holidays. My sister and I had been separated. We saw an observant woman sitting alone and we asked if she wouldn't mind trading, and she said, "my pleasure" and moved to my seat, which was a window and she was glad to have the window she said. Someone then asked if she would trade so two friends can sit together. She cheerfully did so, although she gave up a window for another aisle. Then a husband and wife had been separated, and they asked if she would change so they could sit together. Smiling, she did so. The passengers all began to laugh when another couple approached her! She gathered her belongings and moved yet again!!!This woman kept gathering her belongings and moving, always with a smile. Most of us would have been very aggravated, but her calm demeanor made us all feel good.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Rabbi Welcher on Tekias Shofar on Shabbos - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on "Tekias Shofar on Shabbos" can be downloaded here.

A MESSAGE FROM AGUDATH ISRAEL OF AMERICA

The scheduled visit to New York of the Iranian President – a man who
has described the Holocaust as "a myth" and called for Israel to be
wiped off the map," a man who pursues destructive nuclear capacity in
defiance of the entire world community, a man who sponsors terror and
mayhem in the Middle East and beyond – should fill every civilized
heart with revulsion.

And it should fill every Jewish heart with something more.
The arrival of this would-be heir to Hitler should remind all Jews how
little has truly changed since millions of Jews were last targeted for
destruction, r"l. And it should remind us, no less, of the uniquely
vulnerable position of Yisroel bein ho'amim, Jewry among the nations,
and of the fact that ein lonu al mi lehishoein ela al Avinu
She'baShomayim – We can depend on no one but Our Father in Heaven.
Therefore, at this critical time, and during this season of
introspection and repentance, we call upon all Jews to return to our
sacred heritage, with tefillah and renewed allegiance to Torah, our
eternal wellspring of life, the source of our strength to withstand all
our enemies.
Along with our supplications, we feel it is our duty as well to express
to the world our deep anguish over the presence in our midst of a
vicious ruler who threatens genocide against Jews.
A number of Jewish groups are planning to gather outside the United
Nations headquarters, at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (2nd Avenue and 47th Street in Manhattan)
to present a collective Jewish expression of outrage at the General
Assembly's hosting of the Iranian leader, of support for Israel's
security and soldiers, and of solidarity in the fight against the
global scourge of terrorism.
Whatever differences may separate us from some of those groups, we
stand united here with all Jews.
Therefore, after consultation with the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah and following the precedent of the previous generation's Gedolim in similar circumstances, we urge all who are able to do so to participate in the planned gathering. We have been assured that a special section will be made available for men and women to gather in separate areas, and we will lift our voices in tefillah to Hashem, secure in the knowledge that
Bechol dor vodor omdim aleinu lechaloseinu veHakodosh Boruch Hu
matzileinu miyodom.

In every generation, there are those who stand against us to annihilate
us, but Hashem saves us from their hand.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Rally Reminder

Just a reminder regarding the major national Israel Solidarity Rally in New York City on Wednesday, September 20th at 12 noon organized by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Please note that the gathering point will be in front of the United Nations in the presence of world leaders who will hear our unified message that we stand with Israel, we stand against global terrorism and its state sponsors, and we demand the release of the Israeli hostages Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser, and Eldad Regev. We urge you to encourage your membership to attend this rally.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

R' Moshe Schwerd on "How Can We Survive the Year Without the Shofar?

R' Moshe Schwerd on "How Can We Survive the Year Without the Shofar? can be downloaded here.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Funeral & Shiva Notice

We are saddened to report the passing of Malka Benedek, mother of Yisroel Benedek. The funeral will take place on Friday, September 15 and 10:15 AM at Sinai Chapel. The burial will take place at Beth David cemetery in Elmont.
Shiva will be observed at 138-43 77Th Avenue.


Minyan Schedule:

Sunday: 8:00AM
Mon. & Thurs.: 5:55 AM (Selichos followed by Shacharis)
Tues. & Weds.: 6:05 AM (Selichos followed by Shacharis)

Minchah: 6:45 PM

Those who can attend Minyan, please contact Yossi Orbach at joseph.c.orbach@citigroup.com

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Rabbi Welcher on Tekias Shofar - mp3

Rabbi Welcher's shiur on Tekias Shofar can be downloaded here.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

MAZAL TO YAAKOV & CHARNIE ARFE

Mazal Tov to Yaakov & Chernie Arfe on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazal Tov to the parents Aviva & Azriel Stern.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Can an Onein Do Mitzvos - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on "Can an Onein Do Mitzvos " can be downloaded here

MAZAL TOV TO YOSSI & JUDY ORBACH

Mazal Tov to Yossi & Judy Orbach on the engagement of their daughter Sora Li to Yisroel Meir Isaacs.

MAZAL TOV TO DAVID & CHANI SHATZ

Mazal tov to David and Chani Shatz on the engagement of their son Gedalyah to Rifky Hiley.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Bnouncements Ki Seitze

Mazal Tov to Ruth Mittel on the birth of a great granddaughter.
Mazal Tov to Harold & Judith Mittel on the birth of a granddaughter.
Mazal Tov to the parents Noach & Michal Light.

Mazal Tov to Yaakov & Atara Serle on the engagement of their daughter Chana Miriam to Dovie Chaitovsky of Monsey. The Serle’s invite the members to a Vort on Monday September 4 at 6PM at their home 147-25 70th Avenue.

This Shabbos afternoon we resume Shalosh Seudos featuring “Ask the Rav”. To sponsor Shalosh seudos please contact Geoffrey Landau.

The clothing shipped by the Women’s League on August 13th, will be arriving in Israel very soon. Thirty five boxes of clothing were sent and the Women’s League would like to thank all those who contributed clothing and helped subsidize the shipment. Kudos to the volunteers, who sorted, sorted, sorted, and packed: Chernie Arfe, Shavie Benedek, Linda Frankel, Chana Goldberger, Penina Katz, Judy Orbach, Sharon & Gila Petrushka, Reeva Esther Robbins, Sarah Sherman, and Chana Wasserman.
Special thanks to Mr. Ahud Maor of Blue Elephant shoes who has been a regular contributor to the clothing drives and contributed 150 pairs of new shoes to this drive. Blue Elephant sells high end children’s shoes and is located at 107-21 71st Road in Forest Hills. Stop in to shop and thank Mr. Maor.
The Women’s League is planning another drive for the end of October. Save those items that can bring a smile to a mother’s face in Eretz Yisroel.


Sunday Morning Learning Program R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur at 8:45. R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM

The Rav will be learning Shaarei Teshuva after Maariv starting on Sunday September 3.

R' Moshe Schwerd will give a shiur on Sunday at 9:30AM at Rabbi Bergman’s shul on “A Review of The Yom Kippur Avodah as presented in the Gemara: Comparing and Contrasting the description in the Machzor”.

Rabbi Akiva Tatz will be speaking at the Young Israel of Queens Valley on Tuesday 9/5 at 8:30 PM on "Faith in a Faithless World".

Announcement from UN Cleaners: In greater appreciation of my Jewish Heritage, and as a merit for the soldiers fighting for their lives in Israel, I have decided that my store should become Shommer Shabbos. My store has always received a great amount of support from the neighborhood and I feel that the time has come for me to show my support to my neighborhood and my dedicated customers. I wish all of my friends, and neighbors in Kew Gardens Hills a Shana Tovah. May we all be written in the Book Of Life for the coming year. Thank you again for your continued support. Sincerely, Ed Roth

Z’manim:
Candle Lighting: 7:09
Erev Shabbos Minchah: 7:15
Hashkama Minyan: 7:15
Daf Yomi: 7:25
Shacharis: 8:30
Rav Welcher’s Shiur in Pesachim: 5:55
Shabbos Minchah: 6:55
Shalosh Seudos sponsored by the David Graubard & Hayim Schwartz commemorating Yartzheits
Maariv: 8:17

Have a good Shabbos!


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MAZAL TOV TO YAAKOV & ATARA SERLE

Mazal Tov to Yaakov & Atara Serle on the engagement of their daughter Chana Miriam to Dovie Chaitovsky of Monsey. The Serle’s invite the members to a Vort on Monday September 4 at 6PM at their home 147-25 70th Avenue.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

MAZAL TOV TO THE MITTEL & LIGHT FAMILIES

Mazal Tov to Ruth Mittel on the birth of a great granddaughter.
Mazal Tov to Harold & Judith Mittel on the birth of a granddaughter.
Mazal Tov to the parents Noach & Michal Light.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Bnouncements Shoftim

Mazal Tov to Mrs. Senta Ermann on the birth of a great-granddaughter. Mazal Tov to Elliot & Phyllis Katten on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazal Tov to the parents Yehuda and Tziporah in Israel.

Mazal Tov to Steve & Linda Brizel on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Shani to Ari Sendic.

Mazal Tov to Jay & Kaila Aron on the marriage of their daughter Sura Mindel to Moshe Gold.

Mazal to Bob and Suzy Garber on the birth of a granddaughter. Mazal Tov to the parents Yehuda and Rivka.

Welcome back to the Rav and Rebbetzin who have returned from their summer vacation.

The Congregation Ahavas Yisroel Woman's League will present a shiur this Shabbos, Parshas Shoftim at 5:00 P.M. at the home of Sunni Pearl, 141-12 72nd Drive. Rabbi Hershel Solnica will speak on, "Parshas Shoftim: Reflections on Eretz Yisroel."

The next AY Women's League Navi Shiur for Women given by Rabbi Zvi Lew on "Topics in Sefer Shoftim” will take place at 7:45 on Monday evening August 28. Please Bring a Mikraos Gedolos Sefer Shoftim.

Sunday Morning Learning Program R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur at 8:45. R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM

The shul has five extra benches (pews) that will be discarded to make room for the new Gan class. Anyone who knows of a congregation that might want these benches, please contact Leon.



Z’manim:

Erev Shabbos Plag Minchah: 6:00
Candle Lighting for 1st Plag Minyan 20 minutes after Mincha & not before.
Erev Shabbos Second Plag Minchah: 6:55
Candle Lighting for 2nd Plag Minyan 20 minutes after Minchah
Candle Lighting: 7:20
Hashkama Minyan: 7:15
Daf Yomi: 7:25
Shacharis: 8:30
Rav Welcher’s Shiur in Pesachim: 5:00
Shabbos Minchah: 6:00
Maariv: 8:28

Have a good Shabbos!


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Thursday, August 24, 2006

MAZAL TO JAY & KAILA ARON

Mazal Tov to Jay & Kaila Aron on the marriage of their daughter Sura Mindel to Moshe Gold.

MAZAL TOV TO ELLIOT & PHYLLIS KATTEN

Mazal Tov to Elliot & Phyllis Katten on the birth of a granddaughter in Israel. Mazal Tov to the parents Yehuda and Tziporah.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

PRAY FOR WOUNDED & MISSING SOLDIERS updated 15.8.06

>
>Pray for the safe return of all our soldiers and pilots who are
>still in southern Lebanon and Gaza. 10 katushya rockets were fired
>on our soldiers yesterday in south Lebanon, in spite of the cease
>fire, but our soldiers did not respond as none of the katushyas
>reached Israel.
>
>Please pray for all the wounded soldiers. Obviously many of them
>are not on this list. 22 soldiers are in very serious condition.
>Two soldiers are critical and their lives are in danger.
>
>If anyone has names of more wounded soldiers or knows mothers'
>names, or knows name of young soldier who lost both legs, and said
>from his hospital bed, that if somehow he managed to help his
>country, then he didn't regret losing both of his legs- Please send
>them to me and we'll ad them to this list:
>singingsandy2004@yahoo..com
>
>HaShem Yerachem (May G-d have mercy)
>
>First of all we want to thank G-d:
>
>for the miraculous recovery of Shabitai Maoz who was critically
>wounded (enosh) in Lebanon, and is now recovered.
>
>Miraculous recovery of Tomer Bochadana who was very seriously
>injured. He regained consciousness on Shabbat but still couldn't
>speak. He is now able to speak.
>
>Wounded soldiers:
>
>Yitzhak ben Rivka seriously wounded Tyre.
>One of the navy commandos seriously wounded in the incursion into
>Tzur (Tyre), Lebanon, is still in serious condition.
>
>Assaf ben Lillian –survived an anti-tank missile attack and is in
>very serious condition
>
>Idan ben Yonah – very seriously injured
>
>Amit ben Nava- very critically wounded
>
>Netanel Mordechai ben Hinda Fayga- paratrooper with 3 kids & another
>on the way
>
>Nadav ben Esther Malka
>Yiftach Bezalel ben Leah
>
>Yonatan ben Rachel
>Yoav ben Yehudit
>Dror ben Esther
>Eran Perry – has lost a leg and needs months of rehabilitation Arik
>Dayan has lost leg & needs months of rehabilitation Ron Naveh
>Carmel ben Sarah Harrari
>Dimitri Kalman
>Jacques bar Lev
>Nimrud Salbin
>Shai Shem Tov
>
>Tsafrir Goldberg
>
>Shai ben Bat Sheva
>Moshe ben Hana
>Aviv Saroussi
>Naftali Boaz Mordechai ben Menucha Chana
>Ariel ben [son of] JanetteSha'ul ben Shulamit
>Gal ben Shoshana
>Yuval ben Yehudit
>Guy Yosef ben Ela
>Amichai ben Orah
>Gideon ben Yehudit
>Elro'i Rafael ben Galia Glynis
>Tzur Pinchas ben Sarit Sara Rivka
>Yogev Menashe ben Bruriah
>
>Please keep up your prayers for our missing soldiers especially in
>light of fact that our government accepted UN agreement that didn't
>call for their unconditional release:
>Gilad ben Aviva (Shalit), captured just outside Gaza on June 25 of
>this year;
>
>Ehud ben Malka (Goldwasser) and Eldad ben Tova (Regev), captured on the
>Israeli-Lebanese border July 12 of this year;
>
>Israel has 5 other missing soldiers:
>
>Guy ben Rina (Hever), disappeared near the Syrian-Israeli border in the
>Golan Heights in August 1997;
>
>Ron ben Batya (Arad), captured when his plane was downed over Lebanon
>in Oct. 1986;
>
>and Tzvi ben Pninah (Feldman), Yekutiel Yehuda Nachman ben Sarah
>(Katz), and Zecharia Shlomo ben Miriam (Baumel), all captured at the
>Sultan Yaaqub battle in Lebanon on June 11, 1982.
>

Monday, August 14, 2006

Rabbi Yisrael Herczeg - Scholar In Residence - Parshas Re'eh

All Men and Women in the Community are Invited to a

Scholar-in-Residence Program - Parshas Re’eh


Rabbi Yisrael Herczeg
Translator, Annotator, and Elucidator of Art Scroll’s Saperstein Edition of the Chumash with Rashi


“Eizehu Chochom HaRoeh es HaNolad: Focusing Our Thoughts”
Friday Night, August 18, 2006 - 9:30 PM


“HaRotzeh BiSeshuvah:
No Time Like the Present”
Shabbos Morning Drasha


“Kedushas HaBechor:
The Sanctity of the Firstborn”
Shalosh Seudos - Mincha at 6:00 PM


Congregation Ahavas Yisroel 147-02 73rd Avenue

Friday, August 11, 2006

Bnouncements Eikev

Mazal Tov to Avi & Shira Rubin on the birth of a daughter. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Harvey & Judy Blitz. Mazal Tov to the great-grandmother Mrs. Sadie Klavan.

Mazal Tov to Izzy & Ruchi Sherman on the engagement of their daughter Esther to Mordechai Mendlowitz.

Next week Rabbi Yisrael Herczeg will be our scholar-in-Residence. Rabbi Herczeg is an author and Torah educator. He is best known for translating and annotating the Sapirstein Rashi, published by ArtScroll. He has specialized in the study of Rashi, and his Patterns in Rashi has been published by Targum Press. Rabbi Herzeg will speak Friday night, Shabbos morning at at Shalosh seudos.


The next AY Women's League Navi Shiur for Women given by Rabbi Zvi Lew on "Topics in Sefer Shoftim” will take place at 7:45 on Monday evening August 14. Please Bring a Mikraos Gedolos Sefer Shoftim.

Sunday Morning Learning Program
R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur at 8:45.
R' Yechezkel Rosenberg will be leading the Chavrusa program at 9:30 AM

Z’manim:
Erev Shabbos Plag Minchah: 6:12
Candle Lighting for 1st Plag Minyan 20 minutes after Mincha & not before
Erev Shabbos Second Plag Minchah: 7:10
Candle Lighting for 2nd Plag Minyan 20 minutes after Minchah
Candle Lighting: 7:40
Hashkama Minyan: 7:15
Daf Yomi: 7:25
Shacharis: 8:30
Rav Welcher’s Shiur in Pesachim: 5:00
Shabbos Minchah: 6:00
Pirkei Avos by R' Yaakov Finestone 8:15
Maariv: 8:48
Have a good Shabbos!

Frightening News from France

Once again, the real news in France is conveniently not being reported
as it should.

To give you an idea of what's going on in France where there are now
between
5 and 6 million Muslims and about 600,000 Jews, here is an email that
came from a Jew living in France. Please read! Will the world say
nothing - again - as it did in Hitler's time?

He writes, "I AM A JEW -- therefore I am forwarding this to everyone on
all my e-mail lists. I will not sit back and do nothing." Nowhere have
the flames of anti-Semitism burned more furiously than in France:

In Lyon, a car was rammed into a synagogue and set on fire. In
Montpellier, the Jewish religious center was firebombed; so were
synagogues in Strasbourg and Marseilles; so was a Jewish school in
Creteil - all recently.

A Jewish sports club in Toulouse was attacked with Molotov cocktails,
and on the statue of Alfred Dreyfus in Paris , the words "Dirty Jew"
were painted.
In Bondy, 15 men beat up members of a Jewish footbal team with sticks
and metal bars. The bus that takes Jewish children to school in
Aubervilliers has been attacked three times in the last 14 months.

According to the Police, metropolitan Paris has seen 10 to 12
anti-Jewish incidents PER DAY in the past 30 days. Walls in Jewish
neighborhoods have been defaced with slogans proclaiming "Jews to the
gas chambers" and "Death to the Jews."

A gunman opened fire on a kosher butcher's shop (and, of course, the
butcher) in Toulouse, France; a Jewish couple in their 20s were beaten
up by five men in Villeurbanne, France. The woman was pregnant; a Jewish
school was broken into and vandalized in Sarcelles, France. This was
just in the past week.

So I call on you, whether you are a fellow Jew, a friend, or merely a
person with the capacity and desire to distinguish dece ncy from
depravity, to do, at least, these three simple things:


First, care enough to stay informed. Don't ever let yourself become
deluded into thinking that this is not your fight. I remind you of what
Pastor Neimoller said in World War II: "First they came for the
Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then
they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a
Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one
left to speak up for me".

Second, boycott France and French products. Only the Arab countries are
more toxically anti-Semitic and, unlike them, France exports more than
just oil and hatred. So boycott their wines and their perfumes. Boycott
their clothes and their foodstuffs. Boycott their movies. Definitely
boycott their shores. If we are resolved we can exert amazing pressure
and, whatever else we may know about the French, we most certainly know
that they are like a cobweb in a hurricane in the face of well directed
pressure.

Third, send this along to your family, your friends, and your
co-workers.
Think of all of the people of good conscience that you know and let them
know that you and the people that you care about need their help.


The number one best selling book in France is "September 11: The
Frightening Fraud," which argues that no plane ever hit the Pentagon.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

MAZAL TOV TO THE RUBIN'S & BLITZ'S& MRS. KLAVAN

Mazal Tov to Avi & Shira Rubin on the birth of a daughter.
Mazal Tov to the grandparents Harvey & Judy Blitz.
Mazal Tov to the great-grandmother Mrs. Sadie Klavan.

Computer Virus alert

Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!

If you get an email along the lines of "Osama Bin Laden Captured"
or "Osama Hanged" don't open the attachment.
This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe, but mainly in the US and Israel.
Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know.


PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:

Help Israel with matching funds

On behalf of the Mincha Minyan at 320 Park Avenue:



Please take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity to triple the value of your support for our brethren in Israel, with donations to the vital organizations below.

Subject: From Zev Wolfson : Israel Humanitarian Emergency Challenge Grant

We are all aware of the unfolding human crisis facing the reported million people displaced in Northern Israel. Their terror, anguish and grief cause within us an indescribable soul-searing pain. We cannot be silent as blood spills and despair rages on. We cannot feel the comfort of our environs when over one million Israelis live the lives of refugees- in their own land.

Act we must: and act we will.

This is not a solicitation, but rather our effort to share with our friends the channels we have developed in responding to the massive relief effort required to address this unfolding tragedy, and to offer you the opportunity to leverage your contribution by our providing a dollar for dollar match.

We have focused our efforts on the three immediate areas of need--- in short, what we would need were we refugees:

a) Shelter b) Food c) Sustenance of Life: Clothing and Emergency Funds

Through the years, we have marveled at the ability of two Israeli based social service organizations that have mastered the challenge of caring for those in critical need.

American Friends of Migdal Ohr has relocated away from harm's way almost six thousand refugees, mostly women and children. With our help, they will double that number immediately.

In His Image, working in conjunction with several humanitarian organizations, renown for financing all requisite needs of the neediest among us, has established makeshift kitchens offering thousands of meals to the local refugees and the many soldiers passing through the North.
Furthermore, there is an immediate humanitarian need of an additional 10,000 families; some with needs as basic as baby formula.

We have committed to match all contributions made in response to this letter to a maximum of five million dollars. Inasmuch as these charities have identified additional matching opportunities from other sources, our matching program, will, to a great extent, create a triple leverage of your contribution.

In short your $100,000 contribution will have the sustaining impact of a $300,000 contribution.

These are tragic yet historic times for the people of Israel and the civilized world. History will reflect upon how we in the United States responded to this human tragedy created by forces that aim to destroy our way of life. Many of us were drawn to aid those impacted by the tragedies of 9/11, the wrath of Katrina and the human devastation of the tsunami. The world appreciated that the country of impact needed universal support. Relative to the size of the State of Israel, the human impact of this crisis is far too great for the country to bear alone.

Feel free to pass this offer along to your friends and associates.

We pray that our united efforts be rewarded with peace.

Zev Wolfson

Please make your check(s) payable to American Friends of Migdal Ohr and/or In His Image and mail to:

Zev Wolfson
Wolfson Group
1 State Street Plaza
29th Floor
New York, New York 10004





Yosef Nussbaum, Esq.

Associate Director

Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.

320 Park Ave

New York, New York 10022

Ph. (212) 272-4339

Fax (917) 849-2230

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

MAZAL TOV TO IZZY & RUCHI SHERMAN

Mazal Tov to Izzy & Ruchi Sherman on the engagement of their daughter Esther to Mordechai Mendlowitz.

Monday, August 07, 2006

On the way to the Front

By Avraham Berkowitz
>
>This morning as the sun rose over Jerusalem, my wife Leah gave birth to
>a beautiful baby girl at the Hadassah Medical center. A few hours later
>I drove to the southern Israeli city of Kiryat Malachi where my wife's
>parents live.
>
>After packing several personal items that my wife will need for her
>hospital stay, I set out to drive back to Jerusalem. As I passed the
>central bus station in Kiryat Malachi, I saw an Israeli soldier waiting
>to get a ride. I rolled down the window and asked him where he needed
>to go. He said his base is near Jericho, but if I can take him to
>Jerusalem that would be great help.
>
>I was in a particularly upbeat mood today--after all, we were blessed
>with our fourth child and third daughter--but the reality around me in
>the holy land is down and worrisome. Israel is being attacked by its
>neighbors and we are fighting a war to defend ourselves.
>
>As fighter jets from the nearby air force base roared overhead, we
>cruised down the highway, and I get acquainted with Shachaf Raviv of
>Beer Sheva. His story gives a face to and direct association with the
>soldiers fighting for our land and people today.
>
>Shachaf, 21 years old, is a medic in the IDF. He tells me that
>yesterday his senior officer sent him home for one night to spend with
>his family because today he and his unit will be leaving their base
>near Jericho and heading up north to the battlefield on the border of
>Lebanon to be part of a team of doctors and medics who will be giving
>critical first aid to the wounded soldiers and civilians.
>
>His officer said he will not have any weekend breaks for a while and
>therefore sent him to bid farewell to his family.
>
>Shachaf told me of the feeling in his house last night, "no one slept,
>they surrounded me with love and care for hours. My father immigrated
>to Israel from Portugal in the late sixties and fought in the Yom
>Kippur War and my mother came from Tunisia to the promised land around
>the same time. They spoke of their dreams for themselves and our
>future.
>
>"I am the third of four children and currently the only son in the
>army. My parents named me Shachaf which means "seagull" in Hebrew but
>this morning when my mother said goodbye she held me for a long time
>and was crying, she kept calling me Rachamim--the Jewish name they gave
>me at my Brit ceremony, which in Hebrew means 'mercy' and 'compassion.'
>She cried and said 'Rachamim today you will need G-d's compassion and
>protection--We all need G-d's rachamim.'"
>
>As we continued to drive I encouraged Shachaf and spoke to him about
>the great role he has in protecting the land of Israel and the Jewish
>people in Israel and ultimately Jews all over the world.
>
>At 12:00 PM I turned on the radio to the headline news.
>"Eight troops from Golani's 51st Battalion," the announcer said, "lost
>their lives on Wednesday during heavy fighting with Hezbollah
>terrorists in the southern Lebanese village of Bint Jbail. Another
>officer was killed in a clash at Maron a-Ras. Over twenty soldiers are
>wounded..."
>
>Shachaf asked me to turn the radio off and give him spiritual
>inspiration instead before he heads to the front lines.
>
>I shared with him thoughts that I heard and learned from my Rebbe and
>teacher, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of
>righteous memory. During past conflicts in the Land of Israel, and
>during times of danger for the Jewish people, the Rebbe made practical
>suggestions of good deeds, mitzvot, that would elicit G-d's blessings
>and protection. I quoted him from the Torah that speaks of G-d
>protecting the land and we discussed the need for us to understand the
>deeper truths as to why we have our permanent homeland specifically in
>Israel, as promised to us in the Torah.
>
>Shachaf was very grateful to hear how Jews and non Jews all over the
>world are praying for them and thinking of them every day now and
>wishing for their success and G-d's protection.
>
>When we came to Jerusalem I opened my briefcase. I had a new Mezuzuah
>in a plastic case and I gave it to Shachaf. I told him, "I am giving
>this to you for protection, but you must return it to me when you come
>back and I will go to Beer Sheva and put it up in your bedroom."
>
>Shachaf liked the idea. I said, "It says in the Torah 'Emissaries of a
>good deeds are not harmed.' You have a Mezuza--it will protect you."
>Shachaf put the mezuza in his front left pocket and promised me he
>would leave it there until he comes back, he will also tell the story
>of our meeting to his fellow medic soldiers and tell them they have
>added protection.
>
>I then pulled out an envelope with $500 that a member of my community
>gave me yesterday to give to distressed Jews in the north, and asked
>Shachaf to be my personal emissary to distribute these funds to wounded
>soldiers and civilians.
>
>At first he refused to take it, but after we exchanged e-mail addresses
>and cell phone numbers he agreed and promised to report to me exactly
>how he gave the funds to people who really need it.
>
>We only met an hour before, but we suddenly were deeply connected to
>each other. We embraced, the Mezuzah protruding from his pocket and his
>rifle strapped across his chest. I looked at him with tears in my eyes
>and said, "Rachamim, thank you for your protection"; and he looked me
>back in the eye while placing his hand over the mezuzah I gave him, and
>said "Avraham, thank you for your protection."
>
>I am writing this article on my laptop while sitting in the room at
>Hadassah Hospital while my wife rests. I look at the beautiful face of
>our little newborn daughter and thank G-d for His blessings and pray
>for His protection for my child and all the rest of His children.
>
>As the Jewish world will pray this Shabbat for the protection of the
>soldiers of Israel, I will have in mind Rachamim Raviv. Please think of
>him and thousands of more like him who need G-d's rachamim, mercy, and
>full protection.
>
>
>
>Rabbi Avraham Berkowitz is the Executive
>Director of the Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS
>

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Rabbi Welcher's Tisha B'Av Shiur

Rabbi Welcher's Tisha B'Av shiur can be downloaded here.

R' Moshe Schwerd - Rebuilding the Beis Hamikdash – Rebuilding Ourselves - Mp3

R' Moshe Schwerd - Rebuilding the Beis Hamikdash – Rebuilding Ourselves can be downloaded here.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

CAY - TIsha B'Av Schedule Including Rabbi Welcher, R' Moshe Schwerd, CCHF Videos, Girls Program

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel
Tisha B'Av, 5766
Thursday August 3rd, 2006

Wednesday

8:00 PM Fast Begins

8:52 PM Maariv and Eichah

Thursday

8:30 AM Shacharis and Kinos

1:01 PM Chatzos

1:40 PM Mincha

2:00 PM Child Appropriate Holocaust Related Videos for Girls
At the Home of Shari and Steven Weiss - 75-17 141st Place
4:00 PM "Project Yiboneh Hamikdash" for Girls ($5 Admission)
At the Home of Shari and Steven Weiss - 75-17 141st Place

2:30 PM Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation ($5 Admission)
"Project Yiboneh Hamikdash" (For boys & girls 7-13)
Rabbi Fishel Schachter

4:00 PM Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation ($15 Admission, $10 Students)
"Do You Know the Way Home?"
Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Feuer, Rabbi Paysach Krohn
(Note: This will be a sell out - so come early!)

6:00 PM R' Moshe Schwerd
"Rebuilding the Beis Hamikdash - Rebuilding Ourselves"

7:40 PM Second Mincha

8:05 PM Rabbi Welcher - Tisha B'Av Shiur

8:35 PM Maariv

8:51 PM Fast Ends

Rabbi Yakov Haber on Living in Eretz Yisroel - mp3

Rabbi Haber's shiur on Living in Eretz Yisroel can be downloaded here.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Talmud Torah B'Rabbim & Tehillim - R' Haber - The Mitzvah of Yishuv & Visiting Eretz Yisroel - Even in Dangerous Times - Tuesday 8:00PM at CAY

Talmud Torah B'Rabbim & Tehillim
For Our Brethen in Eretz Yisroel

R' Yakov Haber
The Mitzvah of Yishuv & Visiting Eretz Yisroel - Even in Dangerous Times

Followed by Tehillim & Maariv

Tuesday August 1st-8:00 PM

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel
147-02 73rd Avenue

Friday, July 28, 2006

Help Israeli Refugees

Thousands of Israeli families are fleeing rockets, missiles, war and terror in the North and South of Israel. The scenes are staggeringly reminiscent of the Katrina refugee crisis in the US as hundreds seek temporary refuge in public buildings. But with a vacuum of government money, major funds are required to feed and shelter the growing number families from Naharia, Haifa, Zefat and Tiberias desperate to escape cowering in crowded, sweltering and dangerous bomb-shelters.

In response Beit Shemesh is the first Israeli town to open its public facilities and has absorbed the largest number of Israeli refugees. Lema'an Achai and Deputy Mayor of Beit Shemesh, Shalom Lerner, have been mandated to raise the funds for this massive humanitarian effort. There are currently no Government Funds available (there's a war going on) and so the money either has to be raised privately, or the refugees will have to be sent back to the rockets and terror. Meanwhile, the phone is constantly ringing with pleas from families, indeed whole communities, now seeking refuge in Beit Shemesh.

500 people are currently sheltering in Beit Shemesh and up to 1000 people are expected to pass through the temporary accommodation in local schools as the conflict intensifies. Immense pressure is on a community-wide alliance to cover costs of meals and shelter.

Lema'an Achai, www.lemaanachai.org, the largest charitable welfare organization in Beit Shemesh, with over 400 qualified professional volunteers, has agreed to cover expenses to feed the families seeking shelter. Existing funds have now depleted during this past week. Urgent funding is now required to provide food (three meals a day) and all basic social needs. The cost is $10 a day per person, which means $5000 is needed every single day. Nobody knows how long the war will last - but the plan is to accommodate 1000 refugees, for a period of a month. A $300,000 humanitarian operation.

In this War, Israel's friends and supporters are not being asked to put their lives on the line. But they are being asked to help, to the utmost of their ability, with meeting the costs of this humanitarian crisis in Israel.

We ask you to donate generously to the dedicated Lema'an Achai "Refugee Relief Fund", all of which is specifically to meet these emergency needs.

In the (happy!) event that any funds raised are not required for Refugee Relief (the War finishes, the families go home...) they will be used for other critical charitable services.

US Tax Deductible Donations:
Checks payable to: "US Friends of Lema'an Achai"
Memo line - "Refugee Relief"
PO Box 532, Oceanside, NY 11572-0532

UK Tax Deductible Donations:
Cheques payable to "Jewish Aid Committee"
c/o Refugee Relief Fund - Lema'an Achai,
40/7 Nachal Lachish,
Ramat Beit Shemesh,
99093, Israel.

Canadian Tax Deductible Donations:
Checks payable to: "Shaarei Tefilah Charity Fund" -
Memo Line: Refugee Relief Fund - Lema'an Achai
C/O Murray Shore, 31 Marwill Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3H 3L2

Israel Tax Deductible Donations:
Checks Payable to "Lema'an Achai - Refugee Relief Fund"
40/7 Nachal Lachish,
Ramat Beit Shemesh,
99093, Israel.

24 Hour Credit Card Service in Israel - +972 (0)2. 99.999.33

Any questions - feel free to contact me , or call me on +972-2-9997107.

Thank you for your most generous support.

"Rak Besorot Tovot" - We should hear only good news.
David

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Bnouncements Devarim - Shabbos Chazon - Tisha B'av Schedule

Mazal to Chaim & Sunni Pearl on the birth of a grandson.

Mazal Tov to Steve & Karen Reisbaum on the birth of a granddaughter, Meira. Mazal Tov to the parents Moshe & Alyssa Shuck

The first AY Women's League Navi Shiur for Women was well attended. The remainder of the Shiurim given by Rabbi Zvi Lew on "Topics in Sefer Shoftim” will take place at 7:45 on Monday evenings July 31 (August 7, 14, 21, 28.) Please Bring a Mikraos Gedolos Sefer Shoftim.

This Shabbos there will be a shiur at 4:45 for women given by R’ Moshe Bilitzky on “Galus, Geulah and Teshuva”. The shiur will take place at the home of Gitle Bekelnitzky located at 147-09 72nd drive. The shiur is hosted in memory of R’ Simcha Bekelnitzky.

Nediv Yom: The learning of Daf Yomi on 7th of Av is dedicated in memory of Simcha Bekelnitzky Z”L Simcha Gedalya ben Shraga Feivush .

Sunday Morning Learning Program
R' Yakov Haber will be giving his weekly shiur at 8:45.

There will be a Shabbaton in our Shul next Shabbos for Beyond Teshuva
Please visit http://www.beyondbt.com for further information

There will be a Kiddush in the Shul on Shabbos Nachamu. Anyone interested in sponsoring please contact Leon.

Z’manim:

Erev Shabbos Plag Minchah: 6:25

Candle Lighting for 1st Plag Minyan 20 minutes after Mincha & not before

Erev Shabbos Second Plag Minchah: 7:30

Candle Lighting for 2nd Plag Minyan 20 minutes after Minchah

Candle Lighting: 7:56

Hashkama Minyan: 7:15

Daf Yomi: 7:25

Shacharis: 8:30

Rav Welcher’s Shiur in Pesachim: 5:00

Shabbos Minchah: 6:00

Pirkei Avos by R’ Binyamin Blumberg 8:35

Maariv: 9:04



Have a good Shabbos!



Tisha Ba'v

Wednesday

8:00 PM Fast Begins

8:52 PM Maariv and Eichah

Thursday

8:30 AM Shacharis and Kinos

1:01 PM Chatzos

1:40 PM Mincha

2:00 PM Child Appropriate Holocaust Related Videos for Girls
At the Home of Shari and Steven Weiss - 75-17 141st Place
4:00 PM "Project Yiboneh Hamikdash" for Girls ($5 Admission)
At the Home of Shari and Steven Weiss - 75-17 141st Place

2:30 PM Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation ($5 Admission) Rabbi Fishel Schachter
"Project Yiboneh Hamikdash" (For boys & girls 7-13)

4:00 PM Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation ($15 Admission, $10 Students)
"Do You Know the Way Home?" (Note: This will be a sell out - so come early!)
Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Feuer, Rabbi Paysach Krohn

6:00 PM R' Moshe Schwerd
"Rebuilding the Beis Hamikdash - Rebuilding Ourselves"

7:40 PM Second Mincha

8:05 PM Rabbi Welcher - Tisha B'Av Shiur

8:35 PM Maariv

8:51 PM Fast Ends

Visit the AY Blog http://caykgh.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 23, 2006

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

One of the members of our Hillcrest community received a $300 fine
($100 per can) from the Sanitation Dept last Friday for putting out
her garbage cans before 5 PM.

Tehillim For Our Brethen in Eretz Yisroel - Sunday 7/23 at 2:00 PM

Tehillim For Our Brethen in Eretz Yisroel

Tehillim Gathering

Followed By Mincha

Sunday July 23
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel
147-02 73rd Avenue

Saturday, July 22, 2006

OU Israel Emergency Fund

THE NEED TO ACT IS URGENT!

Severe food shortages
Lack of clothing, medicine and basic necessities
Need for toys and games for children who have to spend their days in underground bomb shelters.
This is the assessment given to the Orthodox Union by Seymour J. Abrams OU World Center in Jerusalem Director Rabbi Avi Berman, after visiting communities in Northern Israel.

In response, the OU has set up the Israel Emergency Fund. The Orthodox Union will be collecting funds which will be distributed through the OU World Center in Jerusalem to all affected areas in the North and wherever else help is needed.

At this important and critical time in Israel, we appeal to you to stand with your Jewish brothers and sisters in Israel. Please find it in your heart to give generously.

You can donate online here (go to OU site)
Or by check made out to:
Orthodox Union with "Israel Emergency Fund" in the memo of the check

Mail to:
OU Israel Emergency Fund
11 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004

For more information, please call 212-613-8329 or email Roberts@ou.org







www.ou.org




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TEHILLIM & MINCHAH SUNDAY AT 2:00

On Sunday, July 23, at 2:00 PM, Tehillim will be recited in the shul on behalf of Eretz Yisroel. Minchah will follow Tehillim.

MAZAL TO STEVE & KAREN REISBAUM

Mazal Tov to Steve & Karen Reisbaum on the birth of a granddaughter, Meira. Mazal tov to the parents and Moshe & Alyssa Shuck.

MAZAL TO CHAIM & SUNNI PEARL

Mazal to Chaim & Sunni Pearl on the birth of a grandson in Israel.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Letter from Barry Katz's Sister

Dear Barry,
This is to let you know what our yishuv is doing to help the
families being bombed in northern Israel. Do you think your
community would be able to join our efforts. I am attaching
some pictures of the families at the guest house.


While the fighting goes on in the North of Israel, our hearts
and prayers are with our brave soldiers and with the
residents of the cities, towns, moshavim and kibbutzim who
are under attack. We have opened our community to the people
who are unable to remain in their homes and are forced to sit
in cramped and dismal bomb shelters, while rockets land all
around them.
As of now there are twenty families who have come to the
relative safety of Shadmot Mechola, our yishuv in the north
Jordan Valley, and we plan to host another ten families by
this Shabbat. This is the second summer in a row that
families in Israel are forced to leave their homes and we all
have the obligation to surround them with our love and concern .
The Shadmot Neriya Hesder Yeshiva and adjacent Guest House
have offered thirty rooms to these unexpected guests for as
long as it will be necessary. Each air-conditioned room has
up to six beds, sheets and towels included, and a kitchenette
equipped with a refrigerator. The dining hall is open twenty
four hour a day for snacks- hot and cold drinks and cake. The
families have unlimited access to the swimming pool, TV room
and recreation center on the moshav. Each person, over the
age of three, pays $6.50 per day to help cover the cost. We
are also able to provide three meals a day in the yeshiva
dining hall for only $20 a day. Of course this is subsidized
and not the realistic, full price. We would like to be able
to increase the subsidy for full board by another $5.00 per
person.
We are also arranging activities for these unfortunate
families, whose routine of life have been disrupted. Today
we ordered a bus to take the parents and children to visit
the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem, and in the evenings we will
organize special activities for all of the adults.
We would like you to join us in providing a comfortable, safe
and relatively secure stay for the families from the northern
cities of Nahariya, Kiryat Shmona, Haifa, Tzfat and Tiberius
etc., who were forced to leave their homes.
$50.00 will help subsidize three meals a day for ten people. $100.00 will help us host a family for Shabbat. $500.00 will cover the cost of a bus trip or other organized
activity.
G-d willing, this time we will show the Hizbollah and Hamas
terrorists that we are not the passive victims of their
murderous attacks and the world will see how in the time of
need, Clal Yisrael is strong and united.

Please have contributions
sent to:
Jordan Valley Development Fund – Emergency Campaign
C/o Geller and Company
800 3rd Avenue
NY 10022
Att: Lauren Ruskin –

Or

Jordan Valley Development Fund
Shulamit Kaminsky
Shadmot Mechola
Israel 10932

Summer Navi Shiur For Women - By Rabbi Zvi Lew

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel Women’s League
Presents a Summer Navi Shiur For Women

Rabbi Zvi Lew

“Topics in Sefer Shoftim”

Monday Evenings
July 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28
In the Shul
Please Bring a Mikraos Gedolos Sefer Shoftim

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel - 147-02 73rd Avenue

MAZAL TOV TO BARRY & PENINA KATZ

Mazal to Barry & Penina Katz on the birth of a grandson. Mazal Tov to the parents Aryeh and Avigayil Katz.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Rabbi Haber's Divrei Hisorerus - MP3

Rabbi Haber's Divrei Hisorerus from last night's Tehillim gathering can be downloaded here.

Here is a summary.

We Must Feel That We Outside of Eretz Yisroel are at War

Rabbi Herschel Schachter points out that, according to halacha, Jews from all over can be drafted to fight a war, no matter where they live. The only reason we are not drafted is that it’s not practical. Nonetheless, we have to realize that we are all at war and subject to the draft. Even though we’re not actually fighting we have to feel the urgency that those of us outside of Eretz Yisroel are also at war. If we don’t feel that urgency, we have to do soul searching and make sure that we don’t feel separate from the Tzibur, which according to the Rambam would brand us as apikorsim. We have to truly feel that we are at war and are sharing in the battle.

If We Are Not Actually Fighting, We Need to Support the Soldiers with The Spiritual Merit of Tefillah and Torah Study

The Rambam writes that if somebody does not go to war because he is faint hearted, then the blood of those who perish in battle is on his hands. Perhaps this does not apply only to those who are actually fighting, but also to those who are fighting in different ways. We know that when Yaakov battled Esau he prepared for war, tried political appeasement and also davened. We see that in the time of Yehoshua there was also an obligation to learn Torah, when not fighting. Certainly, If we are not actually fighting, we should engage in more Torah study and Tefillah for the merit of those that are actually fighting. Rambam writes that in times of danger, a soldier should sense an obligation to fight courageously, because if he doesn’t more causalities will be suffered. We need to have the same attitude and think that if we don’t daven or learn properly, we will G-d forbid, cause more causalties to be suffered.

Tehillim Requires Higher Levels of Kavannah to Be Effective
Both the Meshech Chochmah and the Brisker Rav say that in the incident of Shechem, Yaakov was davening for the brother’s success. And the Torah uses the terms sword and bow to describe his prayer. They explain that a sword can cause damage if you just swing it without the greatest precision, but a bow and arrow, on the other hand, requires skill and application in order to be effective. So too our davening. Our fixed Shemoneh Esrai is like a sword. It has tremendous power even without the highest level of kavannah. This is because of the power invested in the Shmoneh Esrai by the Men of the Great Assembly. But the extra prayers and Tehillim we say are like a bow and arrow, if we don’t have the proper kavannah when saying them, they won’t be effective. Included in the extra Tefillos is the Vehu Rachum portion of Tachunun that we say on Monday and Thursday. Vehu Rachum is a tremendous opportunity to daven and beseech Hashem. As long as the Beis Hamikdash is not rebuilt, we need to take advantage of this Tefillah and not rush it our be happy on days in which it is not said.

Saying Vehu Rachum With Kavannah
We need to understand the meaning of the words we are saying in Tehillim and our extra Tefillos )(like Vehu Rachum). For the bow and arrow of these prayers to be effective, we need kavannah, which requires that we understand the words. In order for this type of davening to be effective we should take the time to learn the meaning of the words. Since most of us are not masters of the Hebrew language, we need to daven slowly in order to understand what we are saying. As the Shulchan Orach says, “Better a liitle with Kavannah, rather that a lot without”. Instead of rushing Vehu Rachum, perhaps we should say one paragraph slowly with kavannah. Since this is an extra prayer in the davening with a different level of obligation than the other parts, we need not say the whole thing if saying less will increase our kavannah.

Hashem’s Salvation and His Granting Us Success
In Hallel, we ask Hashem to both save us and to make us successful. Saving us refers to when we are not making efforts, like in the Gulf War where America insisted that Israel not even fire one missile. And Hashem did save us from the tens of incoming Scud missiles, with only one death. It’s easier to turn to Hashem when that is our only course of action. There are no atheists in a foxhole because there are no alternatives but to turn to Hashem. But when we are making efforts, like in the current war, we need to turn to Hashem in the same way. We need to have Bitachon and realize that it is all in His hands, even with the military might of Israel. Hashem alone is the Master of War.

Words of Consolation
In these times of danger, we should also add to our deeds of lovingkindness. We need to focus our Tefillos, our additional Tefillos, our Torah study and acts of lovingkindess for them to be effective. We don’t want the responsibility of not doing our part and, G-d forbid, causing any extra casualties. We should keep in mind that ultimately we will be successful in beating our enemies and rebuilding the Beis Hamikdash. But our Torah, Tefillah and Gemilas Chasadim will determine how much pain we will endure in the process. In a hesped delivered for a fallen soldier, Effie Eitan cited the prophecy of Bilaam that all the haters of Israel will perish and those who suffered will be resurrected in the time of Moshiach so that they will be able to see, with their own eyes, the victory of the Jewish People. Hashem should accept our Tefillos and the intense service of our soldiers to bring us to true peace, which will only occur with the building of the Beis Hamikdash. And we should remember that it is only our distance from Hashem that prevents this salvation from occuring.