Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bnouncements- Parhas Mishpatim- February 2, 2008

Z'manim

Erev Shabbos:


Candle Lighting: 4:54PM
Minchah: 5:01PM


Shabbos:

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15AM
Daf Yomi: 7:25AM
Shacharis: 8:30AM
Sof Z'man K'rias Shema: 9:37AM
Rav's Shiur in Pesachim: 3:55PM
Minchah followed by
Seudah Sh'lishis: 4:45PM
Maariv: 6:04PM


Weekday Shacharis:


Sunday 8:00AM
Monday 6:20AM & 7:35AM
Tuesday 6:30AM & 7:35AM
Wed & Thurs (Rosh Chodesh) 6:10AM* & 7:35AM
Friday 6:30AM & 7:35AM

* Wed Brachos on Talis & Tefillin 6:11AM
* Thurs Brachos on Talis & Tefillin 6:10AM

Weekday Maariv: Sunday-Thursday 9:30PM


Shabbos Events:

Shabbos Morning:
8:00AM: Rabbi Welcher's bi-weekly shiur, "Iyunim B'Halachah:Source-Based, In-Depth"

Shabbos M'Vorchim Kiddush this month is sponsored by;
Mr. and Mrs Mark Frankel on the occasion of the yahrzeit of Linda's mother, Sara Goldschlag.
Mr. and Mrs. David Graubard in honor of the 50th anniversary of David's bar mitzvah.
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Schlanger in honor of the occasion of the yahrzeit of Miram's father, Ernest Prager.
Anonymous in honor of Johan Santana becoming a New York Met.

S'udah Sh'lishis:

S'udah Sh'lishis this week is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Barry Simanowitz in honor of the occasion of her father's Shloshim Henoch Reuvein ben David Meir HaKohen.

Next Friday Evening (Parshas T'rumah)

8:00PM-9:15PM: 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, February 3:
8:50AM: Rabbi Daniel Stein's Shiur on Bitachon, l'zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch
9:30AM:R'Yechezkel Rosenberg's Chavrusa Program in B'rachos


Community Beis Medrash Program:

Sunday-Thursday, 8:00PM- 10:30PM:


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

Every Tuesday, 8:30PM-9:30PM:Rabbi Welcher's Weekly Halachah Shiur

Every Wednesday, 9:45PM-10:15PM:Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R'Mark Kutner

Every other Thursday, 9:45PM-10:15PM:Chaburah on Torah and Medicine.

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 it is strongly encouraged.

AY Member's Game Night Melavah Malkah:

Motza'ei Shabbos, February 2:
Please join us for a special entertaining game show night by the great Yitzy Erps. Everyone is guaranteed to have a night of fun. Couvert is $10/person. See Adina Shapiro or Lori Friedman.

Mazal Tov:

Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Mattis Keller on the birth of a daughter, Batsheva.

Yasher Koach!
Yasher Koach to Yosef Salzbank for updating all of our medical equipment including the shul's defibrillator!


Women's League:


Next Shabbos (Parshas T'rumah)

3:30PM: The Women's League will sponsor a shiur given by Batya Harris, who will speak on " A Tale of Two: Chodesh Adar and Parshas T'rumah." The shiur will be hosted by Elliot and Leora Hecht at their home, 144-38 75th Avenue.

Every Tuesday:
9:30PM:Women's League's weekly Tehillim Group. Please join us as the Women's League is always looking for volunteers to participate.


Community Events:

Wednesday Feburary 6:
8:00PM: You are cordially invited by the N'shei TBT- The Shmuz, in conjunction with the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills,to a session of Simchasise Dancing by Atara at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 150-05 70th Road. Brng your sneakers, have a great time, and learn the entire simchasise dance and exercise program. There is no charge, but all proceeds from the sale of the Simchasise DVD will benefit the N'Shei TBT. They will be available for only $20 (regularly $30 in most Judaica Stores).

Every Sunday:
9:10AM The Kew Gardens Hills "AMEN" group for women will meet at the home of Dovid and Ilana Goldschein, 72-10 137th Street. The group is looking for more participants. A commitment to attend every week is not required.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Rabbi Welcher on Halachos of Kiddush - Part 3 - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Halachos of Kiddush - Part 3 - mp3 can be downloaded here

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Bnouncements-Parshas Yisro -January, 26, 2008

Z'manim

Erev Shabbos:


Candle Lighting: 4:45PM
Minchah: 4:52PM


Shabbos:

Haskamah Minyan: 7:15AM
Daf Yomi: 7:25AM
Shacharis: 8:30AM
Sof Z'Man K'rias Sh'ma 9:40 AM
Rav's Shiur in Pesachim 3:45PM
Minchah followed by
Seudah Sh'lishis 4:35PM
Maariv: 5:55PM


Weekday Shacharis:


Sunday: 8:00AM
Monday & Thursday: 6:30AM* & 7:35AM
Tues, Wed. & Friday: 6:30 & 7:35AM


Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday 9:30PM

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



SHABBOS EVENTS:

Seudah S'lishis:
Seudah Sh'lishis this week is sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs. Hayim Schwartz on the occasion of the yarzheit of her father, Naftali ben Tzvi.

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

Shabbos Morning:

8:00AM:Rabbi Welcher's bi-weekly shiur,"Iyunim B'Halachah:Source-Based,In-Depth."

Next Shabbos, Shabbos M'vorchim, Parshas Mishpatim

Please contact Jay Daitchman, Norman Feldman, or Yoni Platovsky if you are interested in sponsoring the next Shabbos M'vorchim Kiddush


SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

Sunday, January 27:
8:30AM: R'Daniel Stein's Shiur on Bitachon, l'zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch
9:30AM: R' Yechezkel Rosenberg's Chavrusa Program in B'rachos


COMMUNITY BAIS MEDRASH PROGRAM:

Sunday-Thursday, 8:00PM-10:30PM:


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

Every Tuesday:, 8:30-9:30PM: Rabbi Welcher's weekly Halacha Shiur entitled " Halachos of Kiddush Part III."

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

Every Other Thursday, 9:45PM-10:15PM: Chaburah on Torah and Medicine.

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 it is strongly encouraged.

AY'S MEMBERS' GAME NIGHT MELAVAH MALKAH

Next Motza'ei Shabbos, February 2: Save the date! Please join us for a special entertaining game show night by the great Yitzy Erps. Everyone is guaranteed to have a night of fun. Please RSVP to caygamenight@earthlink.net or call Lorey Friedman. Couvert is $10/person.


MAZAL TOV!

Mazal Tov to Dov and Gittel Nierman on the birth of a baby boy this week. Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Rabbi & Mrs. Tzvi Nierman and Mr. & Mrs Aryeh Jacobson. The Shalom Zachar will take place at the home of the Niermans, 137-59 75th Rd. at 8:30PM.

Mazal Tov to our Shabbos Youth Groups Coordinator Avraham Yaakov Pearl and his wife Naomi Pearl on the birth of a baby boy this week. Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Allan & Renee Levy and Rabbi Chaim & Sunni Pearl. The Shalom Zachor will take place at the home of the Pearls, 141-19 71st Road at 7:30PM.

Mazal Tov to Reuven and Susan Ulman on the birth of a granddaughter, their first grandchild, to their daughter and son-in-law, Meredith & Mark Gerbush!


WOMEN'S LEAGUE:

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2006:

8:00PM: The Women's League will continue hosting Rabbi Zvi Lew's monthly women's lecture series, " Perspectives on Prayer," which 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.

EVERY TUESDAY:
9:30PM: Women's League's weekly Tehillim Group. Please join as the Women's league is always searching for volunteers to participate.


COMMUNITY EVENTS


SUNDAY, JANUARY 27:

The Kew Gardens Hills "AMEN" group for women, which usually meets on Sunday mornings at 9:10AM at the home of Dovid and Ilana Goldschein,72-10 137th Street will not meet this week. The group is, however, looking for more participants. A commitment to attend every week is not required. Those who attend the Shira Smiles Shiur at 10:00AM may partcipate in the group and leave early.

ROCKING HORSE RANCH RESORT WINTER YESHIVA GETAWAY

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort Winter Yeshiva Getaway was a sellout this past week. There are, however, a few remaining rooms available for the upcoming week. The all-inclusive price includes glat 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 of Kew Gardens Hills. Call 800-64-RANCH to reserve and for other information.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Rabbi Welcher on Halachos of Kiddush - Part 2 - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Halachos of Kiddush - Part 2 - mp3 can be downloaded here

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Rabbi Welcher's Shiur on 1/22/08 Postponed to 1/29/08

Rabbi Herschel Welcher's “Halachos of Kiddush - III”

Postponed To:

Tuesday – January 29, 2008 - 8:30 PM

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Baal Keri Mishnah - According to the Gra - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Baal Keri Mishnah - According to the Gra - mp3 can be downloaded here

R' Daniel Stein on Hishtadlus II - mp3

R' Daniel Stein on Hishtadlus II - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bnouncements -Parshas B'Shalach-January 19, 2008

Z'manim

Erev Shabbos:

Candle Lighting 4:37 pm
Minchah 4:44 pm

Shabbos:

Hashkamah Minyan 7:15 am
Daf Yomi 7:25 am
Shacharis 8:30 am
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma 9:41 am
Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim 3:35 pm
Minchah followed by
Seudah Sh’lishis 4:25 pm
Maariv 5:47 pm

Weekday Shacharis:

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

Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday 9:30 pm

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


Shabbos Events

Seudah Sh’lishis:

Seudah Sh’lishis this week is sponsored by Dr. and Mrs. Chaim Wasserman on the occasion of the Shloshim of his father, Lawrence Wasserman, Eliezer ben Yitzchak.

Next Friday Evening, Parshas Yisro

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 Yisro


8:00 am:Rabbi Welcher’s bi-weekly shiur, “Iyunim B'Halachah: Source-Based, In-Depth.”

Shabbos M’vorchim, Parshas Mishpatim (February 2)

Please contact Jay Daitchman, Norman Feldman, or Yoni Platovsky if you are interested in sponsoring the next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush.

Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, January 20:

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 Kiddush – Part III.”

Every Wednesday

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

Every Other Thursay
9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Torah and Medicine.

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.


AY’s Members’ Game Night Melavah Malkah


Motza’ei Shabbos, February 2:
Save the date! Please join us for a special, entertaining game show night by the great Yisroel Erps. Everyone is guaranteed to have a night of fun. Please RSVP to caygamenight@earthlink.net or call Lorey Friedman (718-268-1449) or Adina Shapiro (718-544-3923).Cost $10 per person.


Women’s League


WEDNESDAY, January 30, 2008:

8:00 pm:The Women’s League will continue hosting Rabbi Zvi Lew’s monthly women’s lecture series, “Perspectives on Prayer,” which 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.

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.

Community Events

Every Sunday

9:10 am: The Kew Gardens Hills “AMEN” group for women is looking for more participants. The group meets every Sunday morning (except January 27) at the home of Dovid and Ilana Goldschein, 72-10 137th Street. A commitment to attend every week is not required. Those who attend the Shira Smiles Shiur at 10:00 am may participate in the group and leave early.

Monday, January 21, 2008:

7:30 pm: There will be a Tu BiSh’vat memorial lecture for women in the Kew Gardens Hills Community, “Remembering the Women in our Lives,” given by Yael Levi Krumbein, Professor of History at Touro College. The topic will be, “A Day in the Life of a Medieval Jewish Woman.” The Shiur will be held at Cong. Degel Israel located at Main Street and 68th Drive. Co-sponsorships in memory of your mother, grandmother, or other female relative are available by contacting Evelyn Ocken (718-268-0439) or Pearl Markovitz (718-793-0484). Proceeds benefit Meir Panim. Donations of $36 or more will qualify for a raffle drawing for a seven-day vacation in Israel.


Rocking Horse Ranch resort Winter Yeshiva Getaway

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort Winter Yeshiva Getaway, the premier yeshiva winter break destination, will be held next week, January 21 – 25 and the following week, 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 of Kew Gardens Hills. Call 800-64-RANCH to reserve and for other information.


Chaverim of Queens

This past week, the Queens Community held an inaugural training of the newly formed chesed organization, Chaverim of Queens, which was founded in memory of Jack Friedman, A"H, a well known Baal Chesed. The training took place at Maven Motors where members where taught road-side assistance, locksmith skills, and the basics about auto repairs. The hotline number for Chaverim of Queens is 718-441-0505. Chaverim is searching for volunteers and anyone interested in participating in this mitzvah should call 516-761-2667 or 347-684-1155. Their e-mail is chaverimofqueens@gmail.com.

Rabbi Paysach Krohn - Being a Mentsch - MP3 _ Rabbi Wagner's Yahrzeit Shiur

Rabbi Paysach Krohn - Being a Mentsch - MP3 for Rabbi Wagner's Yahrzeit Shiur can be downloaded here.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Baal Keri - According to R'Yehudah - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Baal Keri - According to R'Yehudah - mp3 can be downloaded here.

R' Daniel Stein on Hishtadlus - mp3

R' Daniel Stein on Hishtadlus - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bnouncements - Parshas Bo

Z'manim

Erev Shabbos:

Candle Lighting - 4:29 pm
Minchah – 4:36 pm

Shabbos:

Hashkamah Minyan - 7:15 am
Daf Yomi - 7:25 am
Shacharis - 8:30 am
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma - 9:41 am
Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim - 3:30 pm
Minchah followed by
Seudah Sh’lishis - 4:20 pm
Maariv - 5:39 pm

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

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

Weekday Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday - 9:30 pm

We would like to express our appreciation to Elliot Katz for his dedication and hard work as the Shul’s treasurer during the past few months. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Elliot will no longer be able to serve in this capacity. We appreciate everything that he has done and know that he will continue to be an active and valued member of our kehilla. We are also grateful to David Kaplow, who has agreed to serve as treasurer on such short notice.

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: Rabbi Welcher’s bi-weekly shiur, “Iyunim B'Halachah: Source-Based, In-Depth.”

SHABBOS AFTERNOON
3:30 pm: There will be a shiur for women on Tu BiSh’vat given by Shaula Fraenkel at the home of David and Malka Kaplow, 147-07 75th Avenue (lower right entrance). The shiur is entitled, “Tu BiSh’vat in our Jewish Heritage - A Friendly Quiz.” It is recommended that all women attending should bring a Tanach.

SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13:
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
Kiddush—Part II.”

EVERY WEDNESDAY (*new date*), 9:45 - 10:15 pm:

Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R' Mark Kutner.

EVERY OTHER THURSAY, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Torah and Medicine.

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.

AY’S MEMBERS’ GAME NIGHT MELAVAH MALKAH
MOTZA’EI SHABBOS, FEBRUARY 2: Save the date! Please join us for a special, entertaining game show night by the great Yitzy Erps. Everyone is guaranteed to have a night of fun. Please RSVP to caygamenight@earthlink.net or call Lorey Friedman (718-268-1449) or Adina Shapiro (718-544-3923).

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 of Kew Gardens Hills. Call 800-64-RANCH to reserve and for other information.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15:
8:00 pm: Mind and Meaning presents, “Learning to Live Again: An Evening of Entertainment and Inspiration,” given by Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky. The shiur, for men and women, will be held at the Young Israel of Hillcrest, 169-07 Jewel Avenue. Admission is $10.00.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2008:
Last chance to 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, January 08, 2008

Rabbi Welcher on Halachos of Kiddush - Part 1 - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Halachos of Kiddush - Part 1 - mp3 can be downloaded here

Monday, January 07, 2008

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Rambam: When can you Respond to/in a Brochas - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Rambam: When can you Respond to/in a Brochas - mp3 can be downloaded here.

R' Daniel Stein on Bitachon - Part 4 - mp3

R' Daniel Stein on Bitachon - Part 4 - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Bnouncements - Parshas Va'eira - January 5, 2008

Z’manim

Erev Shabbos:


Candle Lighting - 4:22 pm

Minchah – 4:29 pm


Shabbos:


Hashkamah Minyan - 7:15 am

Daf Yomi - 7:25 am

Shacharis - 8:30 am

Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma - 9:40 am

Rav’s Shiur in Pesachim - 3:20 pm

Minchah followed by
Seudah Sh’lishis - 4:10 pm

Maariv - 5:32 pm


Weekday Shacharis:

Sunday - 8:00 am
Monday & Thursday - 6:20 am* & 7:35 am
Tuesday - 6:10 am* & 7:35 am
Wednesday & Friday - 6:30 am* & 7:35 am

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

Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday - 9:30 pm

this Monday, January 7: Please note that the Rav will be speaking at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills as part of a program presented by the Vaad Harabonim of Queens and its Chevra Kadisha. See Community Events below for complete details.

Shabbos Events

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush this month is sponsored by:

Moshe Weinstock in honor of the occasion of the yahrzeit of his father, Chaim Leib ben Zalman.

Norman & Nedra Feldman in honor of the occasion the following yahrzeits: Norman's father, Avraham Abba ben Moshe, Norman's mother, Chaya Leiba bas Noach Fivel, and Nedra's sister Matis bas Boruch.

Martin & Vera Feldman on the occasion of the yahrzeit of both Martin's parents.

Hayim & Sharon Schwartz in honor of the Bas Mitzvah of their daughter, Esther.

Next Friday Evening – Parshas Bo

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 Bo

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

HaMakom Y’nacheim

Condolences to Rabbi Josh Einzig on the passing of his mother. Shiv’ah will be observed

until Sunday morning at his home in New Rochelle, 150 Bonair Avenue.

The telephone number is 914-636-2845.

Condolences to Sarah Simanowitz on the passing of her father, Dr. Harold Ribakow.

Shiv'ah will be observed as follows:
Thursday through Monday in Baltimore at 3415 Clarks Lane;
Tuesday in Kew Gardens Hills at the Simanowitz home, 141-29 72nd Drive.
Sarah may also be reached at her cell number, 646-773-2823.

May the Almighty comfort the mourners among all the mourners

of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.

Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, January 6:

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 Kiddush.”

Every Thursday

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

(*new time*) Chaburah on Torah and Medicine.

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 Shabbos Afternoon – Parshas Bo

3:30 pm: There will be a shiur for women on Tu BiSh’vat given by Shaula Fraenkel (location to be determined). The shiur is entitled, Tu BiSh’vat in our Jewish Heritage - A Friendly Quiz.”

AY’s Members’ Game-Night Melaveh Malkah

Motza’ei Shabbos, February 2:

Save the date! Please join us for a special, entertaining game show night by the great Yitzy Erps. Everyone is guaranteed to have a night of fun. Please RSVP to caygamenight@earthlink.net or call Lorey Friedman (718-268-1449) or Adina Shapiro (718-544-3923).

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 hom
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 5th, to make alternative arrangements and ensure you son’s placement. Registrations received after the deadline will be subject to open registration and accepted on a first-come, first-served basis only.

Community Events

This Shabbos Afternoon:

3:00 - 4:30 pm: The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills invites women of the Kew

Gardens Hills area to “Laugh & Learn: A Women’s Shabbos Afternoon of Torah and

Comedy” at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 150-05 70th Road. The program will

feature an educational talk by Shulamith Goldstein, educator and popular speaker, on

“The Golden Age of Spanish Jewry;” Ayelet the Kosher Komic; and Marion Hermes, a

comic actress from Manchester, England.

Monday, January 7, 2008:

8:00 - 9:45 pm: The Vaad Harabonim of Queens and its Chevra Kadisha present an evening of information and inspiration at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. The following Rabbanim will be speaking:

Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld “V’Asisa Imadi Chessed VaEmes”

Rabbi Noach Isaac Oelbaum “When There is a Will, There is a Way”

Rabbi Herschel Welcher “The Do Not Rely Order that You Should Give”

Rabbi Elchonon Zohn “Rav Yaakov Kamenetsky’s (zt"l) Definition of Mes Mitzvah

Tuesday, January 15:

8:00 pm: The Bridges for Children Center invites you to “Chocomania,” an evening of chocolate tasting and demonstrations at the home of Ronie Jeger, 135-20 78th Road.

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 of Kew Gardens Hills. Call 800-64-RANCH to reserve and for other information. Reserve before January 4 and save money.

Sunday, January 27:

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, January 01, 2008

Rabbi Welcher on Birchas Hamazon - Part 2 - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Birchas Hamazon - Part 2 - mp3 can be downloaded here