Monday, May 29, 2006

Friday, May 26, 2006

Blessing for children for Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan

It's that time of year again when we get an opportunity to bless our children. This link will take you to the text for Tefilla Ha'Sheloh.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Rav Daniel Feldman RY of REITs to Speak at CAY on 5/29/2006 at 10:AM

The Vaad L'Chizuk Hatorah will be sponsoring a shiur
by Rav Daniel Feldman, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan
on Monday May 29th at 10:00 AM
at Congregation Ahavas Yisroel.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Condolences to Steve Reisbaum

We offer our profound condolences to Steve Reisbaum on the passing of his father, Yehoshua. Steve will be sitting shiva at his home. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalyim.

The address is: 138-32 76th Avenue
(Directions: From Main Street and 73rd Terrace go West one small block to 141st Place. Then make a left and go down 141st Place until it starts to curve. On left side.)

Minyanim: Shacharis: Thursday 6:20 AM
Friday 6:30 AM
Sunday & Monday 8:00 AM
Tuesday 6:30 AM

Mincha and Maariv: Everyday 7:55 PM

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Breaking into Smaller Groups for Benching - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Breaking into Smaller Groups for Benching can be downloaded here.

Alternate Side Parking Rules Holiday Suspension

Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended on Thursday, May 25, for holiday observance. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.

The 2006 Alternate Side Parking Regulations Suspension Calendar is available on the DOT Web site, along with other alternate side parking information, at

Shul Elections

Shul elections will be held on Motzaei Shabbos, June 10 at 10:25.
The slate proposed by the nominating committee is as follows:

Leon Stern - President

Ronnie Schlanger - Vice President

Elliott Friedman - Treasurer

Chaim Pearl - Secretary

Michael Salzbank - Gabbai
Barry Simanowitz - Gabbai

Board of Directors

Yisroel Benedek*

Harvey Blitz

Mark Frankel

Danny Goldschmiedt

Alan Hochster

Geoffrey Landau

Cynthia Levin

Yechezkel Rosenberg

Simcha Shapiro

*immediate past president

Sunday, May 21, 2006


PM Olmert has publicly stated that he is ready to divide Jerusalem as well as expel up to 70,000 Jews from their homes.

NOW IS THE TIME to Stand up for our Brothers & Sisters living on Jewish Land.

Tuesday May 23rd, 12:00 Noon
Washington D.C. Taft Park at The Capitol Building

Buses will be going from Queens.
They will be leaving from Chavurat Yisroel
108-11 69th Road Forest Hills at 6 AM Tuesday morning

You MUST call to reserve a place
The phone number is 718 261-5500.That is the Chavurat Yisroel's shul number. However, since there is no on Sunday, we are giving a different number, namely:
Call Mrs. Jacobs at 718 830-0388 or email her at
Alternatively, if they cannot get through, they can Lori Waxman call me at 718 575-4048.
The shul staff will be in tomorrow morning, in case people cannot get through to us.

The cost is $40.00

Organizations that are Joining:
B'Nai Elim, Young Israel, AFSI, Chabad, Manhigut Yehudit, Mattot Arim, Women in Green, and Synagogues

Bus Coordinators in NY, NJ, CT
Rafael V. Rabinovich
Cell phone (718) 514-4328

For Information and Coordination Across the United States: Jonathan Silverman
(718) 304- 3193

For those who were involved in the fight for Gush Katif, congratulations on seeing past the lies and delusions that knocked out so many other Jews from fighting. Congratulations on not buying in to the claim that "Disengagement" will make Jews safer in Israel. Congratulations on not falling for the delusion that a pull-out like what happened in Gaza is a one-time thing. Which now brings us to the gut-wrenching present day...
The Israeli government is handing victory after victory to Hamas and their ilk. They withdraw, rewarding terrorists for their efforts; not just psychologically, but materially as well, as the historically Jewish land is given to them.This is a government that uses riot police, border police, and the army to evict and beat its own citizens from their homes with great fanfare, casting notions of rights and justice aside. And now, the Prime Minister seeks to secure the approval of President Bush to carry out more Jewish expulsions and giving over of land to Hamas (a Tehran-sponsored terrorist group), actions that totally undermine America's war on terror.
"All it takes for evil to succeed is for good people to do nothing." We cannot afford to remain silent!
Therefore, there will be a huge rally held in DC to protest Olmert's policy of expulsions ("unilateral withdrawals"), at the same time the Israeli Prime Minister is meeting with President Bush at the White House -- 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 23rd. Our demonstration will accomplish three important goals:
1) Get our cause into mainstream American media;
2) Give strength to the brave Jewish fighters resisting the expulsions in Israel;
3) Show that the voice of American Jewry will not be hijacked by leftist organizations who claim to speak in our name.
Please bring your banners and posters with you.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Music for Lag B'Omer

If you have a radio with a good FM connection, check out the LPFM (no, I don't know what the "LP" stand for) radio station at 87.5FM. We discovered it quite by accident. You'll find non-stop Jewish music and there's never any talking. No clue who's doing these broadcasts, but enjoy! And at work, don't forget and for 24/6 audio streams.

Have a great day!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Ronnie & Miriam Schlanger to be Honored

Ronnie & Miriam Schlanger will be honored by Mesivta Chofetz Chaim at their annual dinner that will take place Sunday, June 11 at the White Shul. The minimum suggested donation to join the group ad will be $25. Of course, more will be appreciated by the Yeshiva. Those interested in being included in the shul ad either e-mail me at or call me.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wanted: Apartment in Yerushalayim

If anyone knows of an apartment for rent in Yerushalayim, please contact: We are looking for an apartment to rent that has
at least 2 bedrooms from September 19- October 19, 2006.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Shul Elections

The election committee chaired by Mark Kutner was formed a few weeks ago. Elections will be held before Shavous.

Dinner Pictures

Pictures from the dinner taken by David Levin are available via e-mail. Those interested in receiving the 3 MB e-mai please e-mail me at

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Recognizing Chesed and Din in the Blessings on Torah and Food - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg on Recognizing Chesed and Din in the Blessings on Torah and Food can be downloaded here.

Found: Set of Keys

A set of keys was found in front of the shul on Wednesday morning. To claim, contact Leon.

5/14 OU Kashrut in the Workplace Symposium in Kew Gardens Hills


Part of the Harry H. Beren ASK OU Community Lecture Series

Sunday, May 14, 2006 • 9:30 am
Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills
Fabian Schonfeld, Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld, Assistant Rabbi, Allen Herman, President
150-05 70th Road Kew Gardens Hills, NY

In conjunction with Congregation Ahavas Yisroel, Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills, Congregation Machane Chodosh, Congregation Shaare Tovah, Congregation Toras Emes, Havurat Yisrael, Jewish Community Center of Queens, Kew Gardens Adath Yeshurun Synagogue, Queens Jewish Center, Rockwood Park Jewish Center, Torah Center of Hillcrest, Young Israel of Forest Hills, Young Israel of Hillcrest, Young Israel of Holliswood, Young Israel of Jamaica Estates, and Young Israel of Queens Valley

Featuring Presentations from
Rabbi Dov Schreier
Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashrut
Rabbi Seth Mandel
Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kashrut
• How do I use the office microwave?
• How do I attend a meeting in a non-kosher restaurant?
• How do I eat at the office party?
• And many more...
Please submit all questions for the presentations before the symposium by email to

To register, or for more information,
call 212.613.8329, email,
or visit

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Monday, May 08, 2006

Dinner Tonight

We hope to see you all at tonight's dinner. The dinner will take place at the Young Israel of Forest Hills , 7100 Yellowstone Blvd.The schedule is as follows:

Smorgasbord at 6:15
Minchah at 7:15
Maariv 9:30

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Anyone interesting in contributing towards a shul sposorship the the L'chaim Run/Walk please contact Danny Goldschmiedt or myself. For more information about the event, please go to the

Friday, May 05, 2006

Thank You from The Gewanters

Rich and Batya Gewanter would like to thank everyone who participated in the Priority-1 parlor meeting. Please contact them for more information about the organization, or to make a contribution.