Sunday, December 30, 2007

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - What Brochas Require a Minyan - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - What Brochas Require a Minyan - mp3 can be downloaded here.

R' Daniel Stein on Bitachon - Part 3 - mp3

R' Daniel Stein on Bitachon - Part 3 - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bnouncements - Parshas Sh'mos - December 29, 2007

Z’MANIM

Erev Shabbos:
Candle Lighting - 4:17 pm
Minchah - 4:24 pm

Shabbos:
Hashkamah Minyan - 7:15 am
Daf Yomi - 7:25 am
Shacharis - 8:30 am
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma - 9:38 am
Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim - 3:15 pm
Minchah followed by
Seudah Sh’lishis - 4:05 pm
Maariv - 5:26 pm

Weekday Shacharis:
Sunday - 8:00 am
Monday & Thursday - 6:20 am* & 7:35 am
Tuesday, Wed., & Friday - 6:30 am* & 7:35 am
*Brachos on talis & t’filin should be recited after Yishtabach

Weekday Maariv: Sunday-Thursday 9:30 pm

SHABBOS EVENTS
FRIDAY EVENING
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Rabbi Gottesman’s Oneg Shabbos program for seventh and eighth grade boys will take place at his home, 141-31 72nd Crescent.

SHABBOS MORNING
8:00 am (*New Program*): Rabbi Welcher’s bi-weekly shiur, “Iyunim B'Halachah: Source-Based, In-Depth.”

SEUDAH SH’LISHIS:
Seudah Sh’lishis is sponsored by Yossie and Judy Orbach on the occasion of the yahrzeit of his father, HaRav Moshe ben Shlomo Zalman, on the 29th of Teves.

SHABBOS M’VORCHIM KIDDUSH – PARSHAS VA’EIRA:
Y’yasher Kochachem to the members of our new Shabbos M'vorchim Kiddush committee. The committee will be cochaired by Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688), Norman Feldman (718-793-8191) and Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2291). Anyone interested in co-sponsoring a Shabbos M'vorchim Kiddush should personally contact any of the cochairpersons, or send an email to David Levin at
torah613nyny@verizon.net. The minimum sponsorship amount is $75.00. The first Shabbos M'vorchim Kiddush will take place on January 5, 2008, Shabbos Parshas Va’eira.

We would like to thank the former committee members, Geoffrey Landau, Eudice Nathan, and Barry Simanowitz for their many years of service in organizing and preparing the Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush.

RABBI WELCHER TO SERVE AS SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE
Rabbi Welcher will not be with us in Shul next Shabbos, Parshas Va’eira. We are honored to report that the Rav will be in Washington Heights, where he will serve as scholar-in-residence at K'hal Adath Jeshurun.

MAZEL TOVS!

Mazel Tov to Barry and Penina Katz on the engagement of their son, Mordechai, to Yocheved Shulman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shlomo Shulman of Baltimore!

Mazel Tov to Mrs. Ruth Mittel on the birth of a great-grandson to Daniel and Tamar Allen of Kew Gardens Hills!

HAMAKOM Y’NACHEIM

Condolences to our former Shul president, Dovid Hirsch, on the passing of his sister, Rebbetzin Shirley Rosner.

May the Almighty comfort him among all the mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.

SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30:

8:50 am: R’ Daniel Stein’s shiur on Bitachon, l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.

9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusa Program in Berachos.

COMMUNITY BEIS MEDRASH PROGRAM

SUNDAY – THURSDAY, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm:

EVERY MONDAY, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on the Maharal led by Aaron Meltzer.

EVERY TUESDAY, 8:30 - 9:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s weekly Halachah Shiur entitled "Halachos of Birkas HaMazon, Part II.”

EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9:00 – 9:30 pm: Chaburah on Torah and Medicine.

EVERY THURSDAY, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R' Mark Kutner.

Please join us for 30 minutes one day a week before or after Maariv. As the Rav has mentioned, everybody’s participation makes a big difference and is strongly encouraged.

WOMEN’S LEAGUE

EVERY TUESDAY:

9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group. Please join as the Women’s League is always searching for volunteers to participate.

LITTLE LEAGUE

SUNDAY JANUARY 6, 2008:

12:00 – 4:00 pm: Pre-registration for the 2008 Jewish Community Little League season will be held at the home of David Kirschner, 141-28 72nd Drive. Sample jerseys and pants will be available for fitting. If you are unable to attend, please contact David no later than Motza’ei Shabbos, January 5, 2008, to make alternative arrangements and ensure your son’s placement.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

ROCKING HORSE RANCH RESORT WINTER YESHIVA GETAWAY:

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort Winter Yeshiva Getaway, the premier yeshiva winter break destination, will be held this year during the weeks of January 21 – 25 and January 27 – 31. The all inclusive price includes glatt kosher and chalav yisrael gourmet meals, horseback riding, skiing, snow tubing, indoor interactive pool, fun barn, riflery, archery, sleigh rides, shiurim,

simcha dancing, a great day camp, nightly entertainment and so much more. Taxes and tips are included as well. Just 90 minutes from the GWB. Proceeds benefit Congregation Ahavas Yisroel. Call 800-64-RANCH to reserve, and for other information. Reserve before January 4, and save money!

DECEMBER 31, 2007:

8:30 pm: The Vaad L’Chizuk HaTorah is sponsoring the following shiurim at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates:

For men - Rav Michael Rosensweig on the Heter M’chirah.

For Women - Rabbanit Smadar Rosensweig.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2008:

7:45 pm: Women by Women will present its monthly Shiur HaChodesh on “Connecting to Jerusalem: Eternal Jewish Legacy.” The shiur will take place at Cong. Etz Chaim, 147-19 73rd Avenue. Suggested donation is $5.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2008:

Sponsor an Ahavas Yisroel couple as they run the Miami ING Half Marathon with Team Lifeline, raising funds for Chai Lifeline! Estee and Jeremy Lavitt will run to help provide vital services to seriously ill children. To sponsor, mail a check, payable to Chai Lifeline, to 150-11 72nd Road, Apt. 1C, or visit www.teamlifeline.org.

To have your announcements appear in the weekly AYnouncements, please send the text to djkirschner@verizon.net by Wednesday evening. Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for brevity and clarity.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Rabbi Welcher on Birchas Hamazon - Part 1 - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Birchas Hamazon - Part 1 - mp3 can be downloaded here

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Rabbi & Rabbanit Rosensweig Dec 31st - 8:30 PM at YI Jamaica Estates

The Vaad LChizuk HaTorah is sponsoring the following shiurim on 12/31/07 at 8:30 PM at the YI of Jamaica Estates:

1) Rav Michael Rosensweig on the Heter Mecirah for men and

2) Rabbanit Smadar Rosensweig for women.

Siyum Kesubos Beginning Nedarim - mp3

R' Moshe Schwerd - Finishing Kesubos can be downloaded here

R' Moshe Schwerd - Rebbi and Yaakov Avinu Never Died can be downloaded here

R' Ruby Ginsberg - Kiddushin Before and After Matan HaTorah can be downloaded here

R' Moshe Schwerd - Introduction to Nedarim and Daf for Nedarim 2 can be downloaded here

R' Moshe Schwerd - First Ran on Nedarim can be downloaded here

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Devar Sh'B'Kedusha - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Devar Sh'B'Kedusha - mp3 can be downloaded here.

R' Daniel Stein on Bitachon - Part 2 - mp3

R' Daniel Stein on Bitachon - Part 2 - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bnouncements - Parshas VaYechi - December 22, 2007

Z’MANIM

Erev Shabbos:
Candle Lighting - 4:12 pm
Minchah - 4:19 pm

Shabbos:
Hashkamah Minyan - 7:15 am
Daf Yomi - 7:25 am
Shacharis - 8:30 am
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma - 9:35 am

Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim - 3:15 pm
Minchah followed by
Seudah Sh’lishis - 4:00 pm
Maariv - 5:22 pm

Weekday Shacharis:
Sunday - 8:00 am
Monday & Thursday - 6:20 am*/7:35 am
Tuesday, Wed., & Friday - 6:30 am*/7:35 am

* Brachos on talis & t’filin should be recited after Yishtabach

Weekday Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday - 9:30 pm


SHABBOS EVENTS

Kiddush this week is sponsored by Rabbi Baruch and Suzy Gottesman in honor of the bris of their grandson.

NEXT FRIDAY EVENING – PARSHAS SH’MOS

8:00 – 9:15 pm: Rabbi Gottesman’s Oneg Shabbos program for seventh and eighth grade boys will take place at his home, 141-31 72nd Crescent.

NEXT SHABBOS MORNING – PARSHAS SH’MOS

8:00 am (*New Program*): The Rav’s bi-weekly shiur, “Iyunim B'Halachah: Source-Based, In-Depth.”


SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23: Daf Yomi - Siyum on Kesubos:

6:50-7:30 am: Davening (special additional Shacharis).

7:30-8:50 am: Daf Yomi (Nedarim 2) and Siyum on Kesubos.

8:50 am: R’ Daniel Stein’s Halachah Shiur on Bitachon, l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.

9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusa Program in Berachos.

SHABBOS, DECEMBER 29 (*New Program*):

8:00 pm: The Rav’s bi-weekly shiur, “Iyunim B'Halachah: Source-Based, In-Depth.”


MAZEL TOVS!

Mazel Tov to Rabbi Baruch and Suzy Gottesman on the birth of a grandson, their first grandchild. Mazel Tov to the parents, Tzipora & Avi Ellman.

The Shalom Zachor will take place at the Gottesmans’ home, 141-31 72nd Crescent, beginning at 8:00 pm.

The bris will take place Shabbos morning after davening in the Shul. Everyone is invited to a kiddush immediately following the Bris.


HAMAKOM Y’NACHEIM

Condolences to Dr. Chaim Wasserman in the passing of his father Lawrence Wasserman.

Shiv'ah is being observed at the Wasserman home, 141-19 73rd Avenue, until Thursday morning.

Maariv: Motza'ei Shabbos — 5:22 pm


Shacharis:
Sunday and Tuesday — 8:00 am
Monday and Wednesday — 7:00 am
Thursday — 6:45 am


Minchah/Maariv:
Sunday through Wednesday — 4:20 pm

May the Almighty comfort the mourners among all the mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.

* Brachos on talis & t’filin should be recited after Yishtabach


COMMUNITY BEIS MEDRASH PROGRAM

SUNDAY – THURSDAY, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM:

EVERY MONDAY

9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on the Maharal led by Aaron Meltzer.

EVERY TUESDAY

8:30 - 9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly Halachah Shiur entitled "Halachos of Birkas HaMazon."

EVERY WEDNESDAY

9:00 – 9:30 pm (*new time*): Chaburah on Torah and Medicine.

EVERY THURSDAY

9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R' Mark Kutner.

Please join us for 30 minutes one day a week before or after Maariv. As the Rav has mentioned, everybody’s participation makes

a big difference and is strongly encouraged.


WOMEN’S LEAGUE

EVERY TUESDAY:

9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group. Please join as the Women’s League is always searching for volunteers to participate.

MOTZA’EI SHABBOS, DECEMBER 22:

8:00 pm: There will be a special shiur for women given by Rebbetzin Yehudis Samet entitled, “Verbal Whammies, Ona’as D’varim, and How to Avoid Them: Part 2.” Rebbetzin Samet, from Yerushalayim, is a world renowned author of the best-selling books, The Other Side of the Story and It Wasn’t How It Seemed.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26:

8:00 pm: The Women’s League will continue hosting Rabbi Zvi Lew’s monthly lecture series, “Perspectives on Prayer,” which is for women only and focuses on the origins, structure, halachos, and practices of T’filah. The shiurim are sponsored by Ateret Seminary for Women at Queens College and held in the upstairs lobby of the Shul. For more information, please call 718-896-8251.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23:

9:10 am: All women are invited to join the newly formed Kew Gardens Hills Women's Amen group. Begin the week with 100 Amens. Say and answer Amen to Birchos HaShachar. The group will meet at the Goldscheins’ home, 72-10 137th Street. Be sure to bring your siddur. For more information, please call 718-261-6481.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25:

10:00 am: The Vaad L’Chizuk HaTorah will sponsor a shiur in the Shul by Rabbi Daniel Feldman, Rosh Yeshiva, RIETS, entitled "Halachic Insights into Organ Transplants."

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2008:

Sponsor an Ahavas Yisroel couple as they run the Miami ING Half Marathon with Team Lifeline, raising funds for Chai Lifeline! Estee and Jeremy Lavitt will run to help provide vital services to seriously ill children. To sponsor, mail a check, payable to Chai Lifeline, to 150-11 72nd Road, Apt. 1C, or visit www.teamlifeline.org.


To have your announcements appear in the weekly AYnouncements, please send the text to djkirschner@verizon.net by Wednesday evening.
Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for brevity and clarity.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Rabbi Welcher on Six Constant Mitzvos - V’lo Sasuru Acharei Levavchem Veacharei Eineichem, - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Six Constant Mitzvos - V’lo Sasuru Acharei Levavchem Veacharei Eineichem, - mp3 can be downloaded here

Sunday, December 16, 2007

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Answering to Kedusha - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Answering to Kedusha - mp3 can be downloaded here.

R' Daniel Stein on Bitachon - Part 1 - mp3

R' Daniel Stein on Bitachon - Part 1 - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Bnouncements - Parshas VaYigash - December 15, 2007

Z’manim

Erev Shabbos:
Candle Lighting - 4:10 pm
Minchah - 4:17 pm

Shabbos:
Hashkamah Minyan - 7:15 am
Daf Yomi - 7:25 am
Shacharis - 8:30 am
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma - 9:31 am
Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim - 3:15 pm
Minchah followed by
Seudah Sh’lishis - 4:00 pm
Maariv - 5:19 pm

Weekday Shacharis:
Sunday - 8:00 am
Monday & Thursday - 6:20 am* & 7:35 am
Tuesday & Friday - 6:30 am* & 7:35 am

Asarah B’Teves (12/19):
Wednesday - 6:10 am* & 7:35 am
Daf Yomi - 5:15 am
Taanis Begins - 6:02 am
Taanis Ends - 5:12 pm

Weekday Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday - 9:30 pm

* Brachos on talis & t’filin should be recited after Yishtabach

Don’t Forget
This Monday, December 17 at 7:30 pm: The Annual Women’s League Supperette
This year’s Supperette will take place at the home of Susie Garber, 147-37 70th Avenue. The guest speaker will be Professional Organizer Shoshana Troppe who will speak on “The Ice Cube Theory of Organizing.” RSVP to Gitty Siebenberg at 718-820-9339 (gittyjulie@aol.com) or Sarah Sherman at 718-544-0034 (sarahsherman544@hotmail.com) and let them know what dairy (Chalav Yisrael) or pareve food you will be bringing.

Shabbos Events

Friday Evening
8:00 – 9:15 pm: Rabbi Gottesman’s Oneg Shabbos program for seventh and eighth grade boys will take place at his home, 141-31 72nd Crescent.

Shabbos Morning
8:00 am (*New Program*): The Rav’s bi-weekly shiur, “Iyunim B'Halachah: Source-Based, In-Depth.”

Shabbos Afternoon
3:15 pm: Rabbi David Hertzberg will give a shiur for women on “The Halachic Issues in
Counter-Terrorism” at the home of Rivkah Engelson, 141-36 70th Road.

Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, December 16:
8:50 am: R’ Daniel Stein’s Halachah Shiur on Bitachon, l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in Berachos.

Tuesday, December 18:
8:30 pm: Rav’s weekly Halachah Shiur entitled “Six Constant Mitzvos – Don't Stray after Your Heart and Eyes” (now given during the Beis Medrash program).

Mazel Tovs!

Mazel Tov to Alan and Marcia Hochster on the Bas Mitzvah of their daughter, Ashira, this Sunday!Mazel Tov to the grandparents, Marie Rich and Louis & Gerty Hochster!

Mazel Tov to Marcia Hochster’s nephew, Elan Baruch Miller of Atlanta, Georgia, who is celebrating his Bar Mitzvah this Shabbos in Kew Gardens Hills! Mazel Tov to the parents, Elaine Miller (Marcia’s sister) and Chuck Azer, and grandmother Marie Rich!

Community Beis Medrash Program
Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm:

Every Tuesday
8:30 - 9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly halachah shiur.

Tuesday (this week only; continues next week on Monday)
9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on the Maharal led by Aaron Meltzer.

Every Wednesday
9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Torah and Medicine led by Dr. Rich Gewanter and others.

Every Thursday
9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R' Mark Kutner.

Please join us for 30 minutes one day a week before or after Maariv. As the Rav has mentioned, everybody’s participation makes a big difference and is strongly encouraged.

Women’s League

Every Tuesday:
9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group. Please join as the Women’s League is always searching for volunteers to participate.

Next Motza’ei Shabbos, December 22:
8:00 pm: There will be a special shiur for women given by Rebbetzin Yehudis Samet entitled, “Verbal Whammies, Ona’as Devarim, and How to Avoid Them: Part 2.” Rebbetzin Samet, from Yerushalayim, is a world renowned author of the best-selling books, The Other Side of the Story and It Wasn’t How It Seemed.

Next Wednesday, December 26:
8:00 pm: The Women’s League will continue hosting Rabbi Zvi Lew’s monthly lecture series, “Perspectives on Prayer,” which is for women only and focuses on the origins, structure, halachos, and practices of T’filah. The shiurim are sponsored by Ateret Seminary for Women at Queens College and held in the upstairs lobby of the shul. For more information, please call 718-896-8251.

Community Events

Sunday, December 16:
9:10 am: All women are invited to join the newly formed Kew Gardens Hills Women's Amen group. Begin the week with 100 Amens. Say and answer Amen to Birchos HaShachar. The group will meet at the Goldscheins’ home, 72-10 137th Street. Be sure to bring your siddur. For more information, please call 718-261-6481.

Wednesday, December 19:
8:00 pm: The Queens Jewish Community Council presents Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, who will be speaking at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills on “Life is a Test: How to Meet Life's Challenges Successfully.”

Sunday, January 27, 2008:
Sponsor an Ahavas Yisroel couple as they run the Miami ING Half Marathon with Team Lifeline, raising funds for Chai Lifeline! Estee and Jeremy Lavitt will run to help provide vital services to seriously ill children. To sponsor, mail a check, payable to Chai Lifeline, to 150-11 72nd Road, Apt. 1C, or visit http://www.teamlifeline.org/.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rabbi Welcher on Six Constant Mitzvos - Yiras Hashem - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Six Constant Mitzvos - Yiras Hashem - mp3 can be downloaded here

Sunday, December 09, 2007

R' Daniel Stein on Eating before Mincha/Chanukah 3 - mp3

R' Daniel Stein on Eating before Mincha/Chanukah 3 - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

BNOUNCEMENTS — DECEMBER 8, 2007 — SHABBOS CHANUKAH — PARSHAS MIKEITZ

Z’manim

Erev Shabbos:

Candle Lighting - 4:09 pm

Minchah - 4:16 pm

Shabbos:

Hashkamah Minyan - 7:15 am

Daf Yomi - 7:25 am

Shacharis - 8:30 am

Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma - 9:27 am

Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim - 3:15 pm

Minchah followed by
Seudah Sh’lishis - 4:00 pm

Maariv - 5:18 pm

Weekday Shacharis:
Sunday - 8:00 am
Monday (Rosh Chodesh) - 6:10 am/7:35 am
Tuesday - 6:15 am/7:35 am
Wednesday - 6:30 am/7:35 am
Thursday - 6:20 am/7:35 am
Friday - 6:30 am/7:35 am

Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday - 9:30 pm

Don’t Forget –

This Sunday, December 9:

10:30 am to 12:00 pm: “A Special Chanukah Magic Show” with David Funn. Admission is $3 members/$5 non-members. Refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Lorey Friedman at loreyfriedman@yahoo.com.

Shabbos Events

Kiddush: Everyone is invited to a kiddush in honor of Shabbos Chanukah sponsored by the following families:

Yisroel and Shavie Benedek

Harvey and Judy Blitz

David and Rochelle Graubard

Elliot and Leora Hecht

Richie and Terri Kalker

Geoffrey and Razi Landau

Herbert Leventer

David and Cindy Levin

Yossi and Judy Orbach

Seudah Sh’lishis: Seudah Sh’lishis is sponsored by:

Mark and Meira Kutner on the occasion of the yahrzeit of his father

David and Cindy Levin in honor of their 40th anniversary

Next Shabbos – Parshas VaYigash, December 15:

Friday evening, 8:00 – 9:15 pm: Rabbi Gottesman’s Oneg Shabbos program for seventh and eighth grade boys will take place at his home, 141-31 72nd Crescent.

Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, December 9:

8:50 am: R’ Daniel Stein’s Halachah Shiur on Bitachon, l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.

R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program will not take place this week.

Tuesday, December 11:

8:30 pm: Rav’s weekly Halachah Shiur entitled “Six Constant Mitzvos – Yir’as HaShem” (now given during the Beis Medrash program).

Next Shabbos – Parshas VaYigash, December 15:

8:00 am (*New Program*): The Rav’s bi-weekly shiur, “Iyunim B'Halachah: Source-Based, In-Depth.”

Mazel Tovs!

Mazel Tov to Yossi and Judy Orbach on the birth of a grandson to their daughter and son-in-law, Sorali and Yisroel Meir Isaacs, in Jerusalem!

Mazel Tov to Harold and Judy Mittel on the birth of a granddaughter to Nechama and Shimon Feder.

Condolences

Condolences to Richard and Batya Gewanter on the death of her grandfather, Mr. A. Bittman.

May they be comforted among the mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim!

Community Beis Medrash Program

Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm:

Every Monday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on the Maharal led by Aaron Meltzer.

Every Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher's Halachah shiur.

Every Wednesday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Torah and Medicine led by Dr. Rich Gewanter.

Every Thursday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R' Mark Kutner.

If you need a Chavrusah, let us know. • Many people are learning on their own. • Participate for at least 30 minutes a week. • Join in the mitzvah of being m’chazeik Torah b'rabim!

Women’s League

Every Tuesday:

9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group. Please join as the Women’s League is always searching for volunteers to participate.

Next Shabbos – Parshas VaYigash, December 15:

3:15 pm: Rabbi David Hertzberg will give a shiur for women on “The Halachic Issues in

Counter-Terrorism” at the home of Rivkah Engelson, 141-36 70th Road.

Monday, December 17: The Annual Supperette

7:30 pm: This year’s Supperette will take place at the home of Susie Garber, 147-37 70th Avenue. The guest speaker will be Professional Organizer Shoshana Troppe who will speak on “The Ice Cube Theory of Organizing.” RSVP to Gitty Siebenberg at 718-820-9339 (gittyjulie@aol.com) or Sarah Sherman at 718-544-0034 (sarahsherman544@hotmail.com) and let them know what dairy (Chalav Yisrael) or pareve food you will be bringing.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26:

8:00 pm: The Women’s League will continue hosting Rabbi Zvi Lew’s monthly lecture series, “Perspectives on Prayer,” which is for women only and focuses on the origins, structure, halachos, and practices of T’filah. The shiurim are sponsored by Ateret Seminary for Women at Queens College and held in the upstairs lobby of the shul. For more information, please call 718-896-8251.

Community Events

Sunday, December 9:

9:10 am: All women are invited to join the newly formed Kew Gardens Hills Women's Amen group. Begin the week with 100 Amens. Say and answer Amen to Birchos HaShachar. The group will meet at the Goldscheins’ home, 72-10 137th Street. Be sure to bring your siddur. For more information, please call 718-261-6481.

Sunday, January 27, 2008:

Sponsor an Ahavas Yisroel couple as they run the Miami ING Half Marathon with Team Lifeline, raising funds for Chai Lifeline! Estee and Jeremy Lavitt will run to help provide vital services to seriously ill children. To sponsor, mail a check, payable to Chai Lifeline, to 150-11 72nd Road, Apt. 1C, or visit www.teamlifeline.org.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Rabbi Welcher on Chanukah and Holiday Season Parties - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Chanukah and Holiday Season Parties - mp3 can be downloaded here

Sunday, December 02, 2007

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Shomeah K'Ona and Hefsek - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Shomeah K'Ona and Hefsek - mp3 can be downloaded here.

R' Daniel Stein on Emunah - Part 3

R' Daniel Stein on Emunah - Part 3 - mp3 can be downloaded here.

R' Moshe Schwerd - Chanukah: When Will the Final Guelah Unfold - mp3

R' Moshe Schwerd - Chanukah: When Will the Final Geulah Unfold - mp3 can be downloaded here.

R’ Moshe Schwerd from Dec 2005 - on “Chanukah and the Secret to Spiritual Growth" - mp3

R’ Moshe Schwerd's shiur from December, 2005 on “Chanukah and the Secret to Spiritual Growth” downloaded here.

Mrs. Shira Smiles on Chanukah: “Revealing the Essence” - mp3

Mrs. Shira Smiles on Chanukah: “Revealing the Essence” - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Bnouncements - Parshas VaYeishev

December 1, 2007 — Parshas VaYeishev

Z’manim

Erev Shabbos:

Candle Lighting - 4:10 pm

Minchah - 4:17 pm

Shabbos:

Hashkamah Minyan - 7:15 am

Daf Yomi - 7:25 am

Shacharis - 8:30 am

Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma - 9:22 am

Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim - 3:15 pm

Minchah followed by

Seudah Sh’lishis - 4:00 pm

Maariv - 5:19 pm

Weekday Shacharis:

Sunday - 8:00 am

Monday & Thursday - 6:20 am/ 7:35 am

Tuesday, Wed., & Friday - 6:30 am/ 7:35 am

Weekday Maariv: Sunday-Thursday - 9:30 pm*

*Begin “Tal U’Matar” on Wed. evening

Shabbos Events

Friday Evening:

8:00 – 9:15 pm: Rabbi Gottesman’s Oneg Shabbos program for seventh and eighth grade boys will take place at his home, 141-31 72nd Crescent.

Shabbos Day:

30th Anniversary Kiddush: Everyone is invited to a kiddush in honor of the 30th Anniversary of Congregation Ahavas Yisroel. The kiddush is sponsored jointly by the Shul and the Women’s League as a thank you to all of our dear members and in honor of our newest members. Other activities will be planned throughout the year to commemorate this great achievement.

Shabbos Chanukah, December 8:

The Shul will be sponsoring a special Kiddush next Shabbos, Shabbos Chanukah. Anyone who would like to participate by co-sponsoring this kiddush should contact David Levin at torah613nyny@verizon.net. The minimum sponsorship is $50. All sponsors will be acknowledged.

Schedule of Shiurim

Motza’ei Shabbos, December 1:

7:30 pm sharp: R’ Moshe Schwerd, “Chanukah: How Will the Final G’ulah Unfold?”

Sunday, December 2:

8:50 am: R’ Daniel Stein’s Halachah Shiur on Emunah, l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.

9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in Berachos.

Tuesday, December 4:

8:30 pm: Rav’s weekly Halachah Shiur entitled “The Holiday Season and You” (now given during the Beis Medrash program).

Shabbos, December 15:

8:00 am (*New Program*): The Rav’s bi-weekly shiur, “Iyunim B'Halachah: Source-Based, In-Depth.”

Community Beis Medrash Program

Sunday – Thursday, 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm:

Every Monday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm (*New Program*): Chaburah on the Maharal led by Aaron Meltzer.

Every Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher's Halachah shiur.

Every Wednesday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm (*New Program*): Chaburah on Torah and Medicine led by Dr. Rich Gewanter.

Every Thursday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R' Mark Kutner.

If you need a Chavrusah, let us know. • Many people are learning on their own. • Participate for at least 30 minutes a week. • Join in the mitzvah of being m’chazeik Torah b'rabim!

Women’s League

Monday, December 17:

The annual Women's League Supperette will take place at the home of Susie Garber, 147-37 70th Avenue.

Every Tuesday:

9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group. Please join as the Women’s League is always searching for volunteers to participate.

Shul Events

Sunday, December 9:

10:30 am – 12 pm: Congregation Ahavas Yisroel proudly presents “A Special Chanukah Magic Show” with David Funn, one of the world’s best magicians. Admission is $3 members/$5 non-members. Refreshments will be served. All ages are welcome. For more information, contact Lorey Friedman at loreyfriedman@yahoo.com.

Community Events

Motza’ei Shabbos, December 1:

6:30 to 7:30 pm: Turn Saturday night into Motza’ei Shabbos - Pirchei Agudath Israel of Kew Gardens Hills will continue its weekly Motza’ei Shabbos Learning Program this Motza’ei Shabbos. There will be raffles and snacks each week. The program is held in Cong. Ohel Yitzchok (Rabbi Shaul Arieli), 137-58 70th Avenue.

Sunday, December 2:

9:10 am: All women are invited to join the newly formed Kew Gardens Hills Women's Amen group. Begin the week with 100 Amens. Say and answer Amen to Birchos HaShachar. The group will meet at the Goldscheins’ home, 72-10 137th Street. Be sure to bring your siddur. For more information, please call 718-261-6481.

Motza’ei Shabbos, December 1:

8:30 pm: The Jewish Heritage Center is having its annual “Lights” Chinese Auction, which will take place at Shaare Tova Synagogue in Kew Gardens. Doors open at 8:30 pm, and the drawing will begin after 10:30 pm. This community-wide event promises to be a fun evening in support of a very important local cause. All men and women are urged to attend. If you are unable to attend, advance orders for raffle tickets may be phoned or faxed until 9:30 pm on the night of the auction.

Sunday, January 27, 2008:

Sponsor an Ahavas Yisroel couple as they run the Miami ING Half Marathon with Team Lifeline, raising funds for Chai Lifeline! Estee and Jeremy Lavitt will run to help provide vital services to seriously ill children. To sponsor, mail a check, payable to Chai Lifeline, to 150-11 72nd Road, Apt. 1C, or visit www.teamlifeline.org.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Bnouncements - Parshas VaYishlach

Z’manim

Erev Shabbos:

Candle Lighting - 4:13 pm

Minchah - 4:20 pm


Shabbos:

Hashkamah Minyan - 7:15 am

Daf Yomi - 7:25 am

Shacharis - 8:30 am

Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma - 9:17 am

Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim - 3:15 pm

Minchah followed by

Seudah Sh’lishis - 4:00 pm

Maariv - 5:22 pm


Weekday Shacharis:

Sunday - 8:00 am

Monday & Thursday - 6:20 am, 7:35 am

Tuesday, Wed., & Friday - 6:30 am, 7:35 am


Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday - 9:30 pm



SHABBOS EVENTS

FRIDAY EVENING:

Rabbi Gottesman’s Oneg Shabbos program for seventh and eighth boys will NOT take place this Shabbos and will be rescheduled for next Shabbos.

NEXT SHABBOS, PARSHAS VAYEISHEV, DECEMBER 1:

Everyone is invited to a kiddush in honor of the 30th Anniversary of Congregation Ahavas Yisroel. The kiddush will be sponsored jointly by the Shul and the Women’s League as a thank you to all of our dear members. In addition, the kiddush will honor our newest members. More information will follow regarding other activities planned throughout the year to commemorate this great achievement.

SHABBOS CHANUKAH, DECEMBER 8:

The Shul will be sponsoring a special Kiddush on Shabbos Chanukah. Anyone who would like to participate by co-sponsoring this Kiddush should contact David Levin at torah613nyny@verizon.net. The minimum sponsorship is $50. All sponsors will be acknowledged.


SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25:

8:50 am: R’ Daniel Stein’s Halachah Shiur on Emunah, l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.

9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in Berachos.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26:

8:00 pm: Mrs. Shira Smiles on Chanukah, entitled “Revealing the Essence”for women only.

9:45 pm–10:15 pm (*New Program*): Chabura on the Maharal led by Aaron Meltzer.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27:

8:30 pm: Rav’s weekly Halachah Shiur entitled “The Holiday Season and You.”


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28:

9:45 pm – 10:15 pm (*New Program*): Chabura on Torah and Medicine - Led by Dr. Rich Gewanter.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29:

9:45 pm – 10:15 pm: R' Mark Kutner’s Shiur on Chumash with Ramban.


MOTZAEI SHABBOS, DECEMBER 1:

7:30 pm sharp: R’ Moshe Schwerd, “Chanukah: How will the Final Geula Unfold?”


HAMAKOM Y’NACHEIM

Condolences to Terri Kalker on the passing of her father, Rabbi Maurice Simckes, a”h. Terry will be observing Shiv’ah at her home, 139-12 73rd Terrace. The telephone number is 718-275-2146. Shiv’ah will be observed until Tuesday morning. The schedule for davening is as follows:

Sunday: Shacharis 8 am, Mincha 4:10 pm followed by Maariv

Monday: Shacharis 6:20 am, Mincha 1:45 pm, Maariv 8 pm

Tues: Shacharis 6:30 am

Condolences to our esteemed former member, Rabbi Don Well, on the passing of his daughter, Mrs. Shirah Aberman, a”h. Shiv’ah will be observed until Monday morning at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Well, 484 Argyle Road in Cedarhurst. Shacharis is at 7:00 am, Mincha/Maariv is at 4:30 pm.

May they be comforted among the mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim!


BEIS MEDRASH PROGRAM

SUNDAY – THURSDAY:

8:00 pm – 11:00 pm: Please join us for 30 minutes one day a week before or after Maariv. As the Rav has mentioned, everyone’s participation makes a big difference and is strongly encouraged.


WOMENS LEAGUE

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17:

Save the date - The annual Women's League Supperette will take place on Monday, December 17. Details to follow.


EVERY TUESDAY:

9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group. Please join as the Women’s League is always searching for volunteers to participate.


SHUL EVENTS

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9:

10:30 am – 12 pm: There will be a Chanukah program for children and adults of all ages, which will feature a magic show by David Funn, one of the world's best magicians. Admission is $3 members/$5 non-members. For more information, contact Lorey Friedman at loreyfriedman@yahoo.com.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

MOTZAEI SHABBOS, NOVEMBER 24:

6:30 to 7:30 pm: Turn Saturday night into Motza’ei Shabbos - Pirchei Agudath Israel of Kew Gardens Hills will continue its weekly Motza’ei Shabbos Learning Program this Motza’ei Shabbos. There will be raffles and snacks each week. The program is held in Cong. Ohel Yitzchok (Rabbi Shaul Arieli), 137-58 70th Avenue.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25:

9:10 am: All women are invited to join the newly formed Kew Gardens Hills Women's Amen group. Begin the week with 100 Amens. Say and answer Amen to Birchos HaShachar. The group will meet at the Goldschein’s home, 72-10 137th Street. Be sure to bring your siddur. For more information, please call 718-261-6481.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27:

8:30 pm: Rabbi Ephraim Wachsman will be speaking at the Young Israel of Queens Valley. The shiur is part of the Avigdor Glaser memorial lecture series given on behalf of Chesed L'Avrohom, the organization of the Skulener Rebbe.


MOTZAEI SHABBOS, DECEMBER 1:

8:30 am: The Jewish Heritage Center is having its annual “Lights” Chinese Auction, which will take place at Shaare Tova Synagogue in Kew Gardens. Doors open at 8:30 pm, and the drawing will begin after 10:30 pm. This community-wide event promises to be a fun evening in support of a very important local cause. All men and women are urged to attend. If you are unable to attend, advance orders for raffle tickets may be phoned or faxed until 9:30 pm on the night of the auction.

Sponsor an Ahavas Yisroel couple as they run the Miami ING Half Marathon with Team Lifeline, raising funds for Chai Lifeline! Estee and Jeremy Lavitt will run on January 27, 2008, to help provide vital services to seriously ill children. To sponsor, mail a check to 150-11 72nd Road, Apt. 1C, or visit www.teamlifeline.org.

To have your announcements appear in the weekly AYnouncements, please send the text to djkirschner@verizon.net by Wednesday evening. Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for brevity and clarity.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rabbi Welcher on Six Constant Mitzvos - Ahavas Hashem - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Six Constant Mitzvos - Ahavas Hashem - mp3 can be downloaded here

Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein, “Ahmedinejad, the Jews, and You: What We Can Do to Protect the Jews From Their Worst Enemies.

Rabbi Yerachmiel Milstein, “Ahmedinejad, the Jews, and You: What We Can Do to Protect the Jews From Their Worst Enemies.” can be downloaded here.

Monday, November 19, 2007

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Late To Shul and The Modim Problem - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Late To Shul and The Modim Problem - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bnouncements - Parshas VaYeitzei

Erev Shabbos:

Candle Lighting

4:18 pm



Minchah

4:25 pm


Shabbos:

Hashkamah Minyan

7:15 am



Daf Yomi

7:25 am



Shacharis

8:30 am



Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma

9:12 am



Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim

3:15 pm


Shabbos (cont’d):

Minchah followed by

Seudah Sh’lishis

4:05 pm


Maariv

5:26 pm

Weekday Shacharis:

Sunday

8:00 am


Monday & Thursday

6:20 am

7:35 am


Tuesday, Wed., & Friday

6:30 am

7:35 am

Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday

9:30 pm

Shabbos Events

Shabbos Afternoon:

Seudah Sh’lishis is sponsored by Rabbi & Mrs. Yechezkel Rosenberg in honor of their siyum.

Next Friday Evening, Parshas VaYishlach:

8:00-9:15 pm: There will be an Oneg Shabbos program for seventh and eighth grade boys at the home of Rabbi Gottesman, 141-31 72nd Crescent.

Shabbos Chanukah, December 8:

The shul will be sponsoring a special kiddush on Shabbos Chanukah. Anyone who wishes to co-sponsor this kiddush should contact David Levin at torah613nyny@verizon.net. The minimum sponsorship is $50. All sponsors will be acknowledged.

Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday:

R' Daniel Stein's shiur will not take place this week.

9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program.

8:00 pm: Rabbi Yerachamiel Milstein in the Shul entitled, “Ahmedinejad, the Jews, and You: What We Can Do to Protect the Jews From Their Worst Enemies.”

Tuesday:

8:30 pm: Rav’s weekly Halachah Shiur entitledSix Constant Mitzvos - Ahavas HaShem.”

Thursday:

9:45 pm – 10:15 pm: R' Mark Kutner’s Shiur on Chumash with Ramban.

Beis Medrash Program

Monday through Thursday:

8:00-11:00 pm: Please join us for 30 minutes one day a week before or after Maariv. As the Rav has mentioned, everybody's participation makes a big difference and is strongly encouraged.

Mazel Tovs!

Mazel Tov to R’ Mark and Meira Kutner on the engagement of their daughter, Rivky, to Dovid Teitlebaum, son of Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Teitlebaum!

Women’s League

Motza’ei Shabbos, November 17:

7:30 pm: The Women’s League will hold an open board meeting. All women are invited to attend. The agenda includes the planning of future events. Your input is both welcome and needed to ensure everyone’s interests are addressed. The meeting will be held at the home of Batya & Zvi Fishman, 147-19 72nd Drive.

Every Tuesday:

9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group. Please join as the Women’s League is always searching for volunteers to participate.

Wednesday, November 21:

8:00 pm: The Women’s League will continue hosting Rabbi Zvi Lew’s lecture series which began this past summer, “Perspectives on Prayer.” These shiurim, sponsored by Ateret Seminary for Women at Queens College, is for women only and will focus on Tefilah. The lecture is held in the upstairs lobby of the Shul. For more information, please call 718-896-8251.

Community Events

This Shabbos has been designated as a special unity Shabbos to preserve the city of Jerusalem in Jewish hands. We will be notifying you shortly of other ways in which you can make your voices heard in this matter. More information can be found on the OU Web site, www.ou.org

Motza’ei Shabbos, November 17:

6:30-7:30 pm: Turn Saturday night into Motza’ei Shabbos - Pirchei Agudath Israel of Kew Gardens Hills will continue its weekly Motza’ei Shabbos Learning Program this Motza’ei Shabbos. There will be raffles and snacks each week. The program is held in Cong. Ohel Yitzchok (Rabbi Shaul Arieli), 137-58 70th Avenue.

Sunday, November 18:

9:10 am: All women are invited to join the newly formed Kew Gardens Hills Women's Amen group. Begin the week with 100 Amens. Say and answer Amen to Bircos HaShachar. The group will meet at the Goldschein’s home, 72-10 137th Street. Be sure to bring your siddur. For more information, please call 718-261-6481.

8:30 pm (refreshments at 7:45 pm): CHAZAQ presents a special lecture and presentation for men and women of all ages on “The Power of Prayer” by R' Maimon Elbaz at the Beth Gavriel Community Center, 66 – 35 108th Street, Forest Hills, NY 11375. For more information, please call 718-440-2391 or e-mail chazaqevents@gmail.com.

Sponsor an Ahavas Yisroel couple as they run the Miami ING Half Marathon with Team Lifeline, raising funds for Chai Lifeline! Estee and Jeremy Lavitt will run on January 27, 2008 to help provide vital services to seriously ill children. To sponsor, mail a check to 150-11 72nd Road, Apt. 1C, or visit www.teamlifeline.org.