Thursday, May 29, 2008

AYnouncements May 31, 2008 — Parshas B’Midbar

Z’Manim:

Erev Shabbos:
Candle Lighting: 8:01 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan:6:30 pm*
Minchah:8:08 pm

Shabbos:

Hashkamah Minyan:7:15 am
Daf Yomi:7:25 am
Shacharis:8:30 am
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma:9:10 am
Rav’s Shiur in P’sachim:5:00 pm
Minchah:6:00 pm
Pirkei Avos:8:35 pm
Maariv: 9:10 pm

Weekday Shacharis:
Sunday: 8:00 am
Monday & Thursday:6:20 am & 7:35 am
Tues., & Friday:6:30 am & 7:35 am
*Wednesday (Rosh Chodesh):6:10 am & 7:35 am

Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday:9:30 pm

* Wives of husbands attending the Plag Minyan should light 20 minutes after Minchah and not before.

Please note that, effective immediately, the new email address for submitting announcements is AYnouncements@gmail.com. As a reminder, announcements should be submitted by Wednesday evening. Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for brevity and clarity.

AY would like to honor all of the students who have graduated this year. Please submit graduates’ names and graduation level to be published in the AYnouncements.

Shabbos Events:

Shabbos Afternoon
:

6:30 pm: Shmuel Sackett,former resident of Kew Gardens Hills and today the International Director of Manhigut Yehudit, will be giving a shiur entitled "Celebrating Yom Yerushalyim". The shiur is being sponsored by Richard and Rachelle Kirschner.
8:35 pm: Pirkei Avos shiur, given this week by R' Asher Herzberg.

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush is sponsored this week by:


Menachem and Sharon Petruska on the occasion of the yartzheit of Sharon's father, Avrohom ben Yechiel, on the 11th of Sivan.
Ronnie and Miriam Schlanger in honor of Tova's engagement to Yehudah Gross, Miriam's birthday, and their wedding anniversary.
Simcha and Adina Shapiro in honor of the Devorah's bas mitzvah.

The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas Korach (June 28). The minimum sponsorship is $100. If you are interested in sponsoring, please call Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290) or Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688).

Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to Uri and Esti Becker on the birth of a son! Mazal Tov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Welcher on the birth of a grandson! The Shalom Zachor will take place at 9:45pm at the Rav's house (136-07 72nd Ave). The Bris will be b"H Tues.morning at Chofetz Chaim. Davening at 7;30am with Bris following approx. 8;20am.
Mazal Tov to Simcha and Adina Shapiro on the bas mitzvah of their daughter, Devorah! Mazal Tov to grandparents, Rabbi Mordechai Shapiro and Harold & Ann Dershowitz!

21st Annual Dinner


Thursday, June 19:
The Twenty-First Annual Dinner, honoring Aaron and Jennifer Meltzer, will take place, be”H, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Ad blanks have gone out; please place your ad by June 5, 2008. Please mail your ad blank to Shari Weiss at 75-17 141st Place, Kew Gardens Hills or email it to CAYDinner08@aol.com

Schedule of Shiurim:

Sunday, June 1:
8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch will be giving the shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos.
Tuesday, June 3:
8:30 -9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Halachos of Simchas Yom Tov.”

New Mishnah B’rurah Program:

Rabbi Moshe Bilitzky leads the new Mishnah B’rurah Chaburah. If you are interested or would like additional information, contact Mark Frankel or Leon Stern.

Community Beis Medrash Program:
Sunday-Thursday, 8:00pm–10:30pm:
Every Monday, 9:45-10-15pm: Chaburah on the Marahal led by Aaron Meltzer
Every Tuesday, 8:30pm –9:30pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Halachos of Simchas Yom Tov.”
Every Wednesday, 9:45–10:15pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’ Mark Kutner.
Every Other Thursday, 9:45 –10:15pm: Chaburah on Torah and Medicine (next shiur on 6/5).
Sunday-Thursday, 9:45 – 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Mishnah B’rurah led by Rabbi Moshe Bilitzky.

The Rav strongly encourages everyone to participate for 30 minutes one day a week before or after Maariv.


Hashavas Aveidah:

Professor Fraenkel borrowed a Daat Mikra, sefer Daniel and would like to return it. If it is yours, please contact Yechezkel Rosenberg to claim it.

Women’s League:


Every Tuesday:

9:30 pm: women’s League’s wee kly Tehillim Group. Please join as the Women’s League is always searching for participants.

Community Events:


Wednesday, June 4:
7:45 pm: Women by Women will hold its monthly Shiur HaChodesh at Congregation Etz Chaim (147-19 73rd Avenue). Dr. Shera Aranoff Tuchman, teacher of Tanach at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, will present a shiur entitled, “Why Ruth? Predestination and Free Will.” For more information, contact Hadassah Waxman (718-261-0766 or hwaxman@earthlink.net). Suggested donation is $5.00.

8:00 pm: Project Inspire is sponsoring a four-part Kiruv Training Program. Part I (June 4) will be hosted by Congregation Ahavas Yisroel (147-02 73rd Avenue), and the remaining weekly sessions (June 11, 18, & 25) will be hosted at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (150-05 70th Road). The cost for the entire series is $25 in advance and $36 at the door. For all details and registration, contact Project Inspire (646-291-6191, seminars@projectinspire.com
or visit link to Kiruv Website).

Every Sunday:
9:10 am: Kew Gardens Hills “AMEN” group for women at the home of Dovid and Ilana Goldschein, 72-10 137th Street. The group is always looking for more participants.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rabbi Welcher on Hilchos Yom Tov Tochein - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Hilchos Yom Tov Tochein - mp3 can be downloaded here

Monday, May 26, 2008

R' Daniel Stein on Do Medicine Have to Be Kosher - mp3

R' Daniel Stein on Do Medicine Have to Be Kosher - mp3 can be downloaded here

R' Eliezer Maybruch - Kavod for Cohanim - mp3

R' Eliezer Maybruch - Kavod for Cohanim - mp3 can be downloaded here

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Wearing Tefillin in Unusual Circumstances - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Wearing Tefillin in Unusual Circumstances - mp3 can be downloaded part 1 here and part 2 here.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

AYnouncements May 24, 2008 Parshas B’CHUKOSAI

Z’Manim:

Erev Shabbos:


CandleLighting:7:55 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan:6:23 pm*
Mincha:8:02 pm

Shabbos:

Haskahmah Minyan:7:15 am
Daf Yomi:7:25 am
Shacharis:8:30 am
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma:9:11 am
Rav’s Shiur in P’sachim:5:00 pm
Minchah:6:00 pm
Pirkei Avos (given by Rabbi Hershel Solnica):8:35pm

Maariv:9:05 pm

Weekday Shacharis:
Sunday:8:00 am & * Special Shacharis at 6:50am followed by Daf Yomi:7:30am, Siyum: 8:30am, Bentching: approx. 8:50am
Monday:8:00am
Thursday:6:20 am & 7:35 am
Tues., Wed. & Fr: 6:30 am & 7:35 am

Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday:9:30 pm

* Wives of husbands attending the Plag Minyan should light 20 minutes after Minchah and not before.

Please note that effective immediately, the new email address for submitting announcements is AYnouncements@gmail.com As a reminder, announcements should be submitted by Wednesday evening. Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for brevity and clarity.

There will be a recognition of those students who have graduated this year. Please submit any names of individuals, and the level that they have graduated to AYnouncements .


Shabbos Events:

Shabbos Afternoon:

8:35 pm: Pirkei Avos shiur, given this week by the Rabbi Hershel Solnica
.
Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush:
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas B’midbar (May 31). The minimum sponsorship is $100. If you are interested in sponsoring, please call Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290) or Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688).

Mazal Tov!


Mazal Tov to Zvi and Batya Fishman, on the chasunah of their son, Dovid, to Shoshana Sheffield of Ottawa, Canada!
Mazal Tov to Ronnie and Miriam Schlanger on the engagement of their daughter Tova, to Yehuda Gross son of Bernie Gross from Monsey and Michelle Mayers of Lawrence!
Mazal Tov to Tzirel and Daniel Goldschmiedt on the birth of a grandson to their children Aura and Zevi Rosenzweig of Toronto Canada! The Shalom Zachor will take place IY"H this Friday night in Thornhill Ontario.


Annual Journal Dinner:

Thursday, June 19

The Twenty-First Annual Journal Dinner, honoring Aaron and Jennifer Meltzer, will take place, be”H, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. The dinner committee has been formed. Anyone who would like to assist in this very important fundraiser should contact David Kirschner (djkirschner@verizon.net or 718-619-3637).

Schedule of Shiurim:

Sunday, May 25:
6:50am:Special Shacharis followed by Siyum of Maseches Nazir. Join us for Bagels and Lox in celebration! Daf Yomi-Nazir 66 at 7:30am,Siyum at 8:30am:; bentching approx. 8:50am.

8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch will be giving the weekly Halachah and Hashkafah shiur l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos.

Tuesday, May 27:

8:30 -9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Halachos of Yom Tov- Tochein”

* New Mishnah B’rurah Program *
Rabbi Moshe Bilitzky leads the new Mishnah B’rurah Chaburah (following the Dirshu program schedule), which began Tuesday (May 6th). One amud of Mishnah B’rurah is learned each day from Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Shabbos are reserved for review and/or catching up. Shiurim, chaburahs, and supplemental materials commensurate with the needs of the participants will be arranged. If you are interested or would like additional information, contact Mark Frankel (MarkFrankel@gmail.com or 718-793-8891) or Leon Stern (lstern@jndltd.com or 718-575-0801).

Community Beis Medrash Program


Sunday-Thursday, 8:00pm–10:30pm:

Every Monday, 9:45-10-15pm: Chaburah on the Marahal led by Aaron Meltzer
Every Tuesday, 8:30pm –9:30pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Halachos of Yom Tov.-Tochein”
Every Wednesday, 9:45–10:15pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’Mark Kutner.
Every Other Thursday, 9:45 –10:15pm: Caburah on Torah and Medicine (next shiur on 5/29).
*Sunday-Thursday, 9:45 – 10:15 pm* New Shiur Chaburah on Mishnah B’rurah led by Rabbi Moshe Bilitzky.

The Rav strongly encourages everyone to participate for 30 minutes one day a week before or after Maariv.

Women’s League:


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

Community Events:


Monday, Memorial Day, May 26 :

10:00am:The Vaad L' Chizuk HaTorah will be presenting a shiur by Rabbi Daniel Stein entitled: “Do Medicines Have to Be Kosher” at Congregation Ahavas Yisroel.

Tuesday, May 27:
8:00 pm:Project Inspire presents a free evening of inspiration and Chizuk shiur for men and women entitled:”How to Answer Difficult Questions—for Kiruv and Chizuk by Rabbi Orlofsky of Ohr Sameach Israel, international lecturer and educator renowned for his wisdom, insight and humor at Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 150-05 70th Road.

Wednesday, May 28:
7:45 pm: Simchat Tzion is hosting a Pre-Shavous Tea Party for women at the home of Yaakov and Tova Begun (139-04 73rd Terrace, Kew Gardens Hills) to benefit Simchat Tzion, an Hachnasas Kallah organization that sponsors weddings for orphans in Israel. The topic of the Shiur is Megilat Ruth-Role Model of Emunah. Rebbetzin Tehilla Jeager is the guest speaker.

Thursday, May 29:
8:30 pm: Birkas Rivka, a non-profit organization that teaches carpentry to Israeli men and whose apprentices build quality furniture for indigent families, will hold a parlor meeting at the home of Gila and Michael Rollhaus (147-24 75th Ave). Rabbi Paysach Krohn will be the guest speaker. For more information about Birkas Rifka, go to link to birkasrifka Checks may be made payable to “American Friends of Birkas Rifka.”

Wednesday, June 4:
Kiruv Training Program for the Frum Community
8:00 pm: Project Inspire is sponsoring a four-part Kiruv Training Program. Part 1 will be at Congregration Ahavas Yisroel (147-02 73rd Avenue, Flushing, NY) and the remaining weekly sessions will be on Wedneday June 11, 18 & 25 will be at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. The cost for the entire series is $25 in advance and $36 at the door. For all details of Training program and to register contact Project Inspire (646-291-6191, seminars@projectinspire.com
seminars@projectinspire.com or see on the web at link to website.

Every Sunday:
9:10 am: Kew Gardens Hills “AMEN” group for women at the home of Dovid and Ilana Goldschein, 72-10 137th Street. The group is always looking for more participants.

Rabbi Welcher on Hilchos Yom Tov Borer - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Hilchos Yom Tov Borer - mp3 can be downloaded here

Thursday, May 15, 2008

AYnouncements May 17, 2008 —Parshas B’Har

Z’manim:

Erev Shabbos: 

Candle Lighting: 7:49 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 6:17 pm*
Minchah: 7:56 pm

Shabbos: 
Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma: 9:14 am
Rav’s Shiur in P’sachim: 5:00 pm

Minchah: 6:00 pm

Pirkei Avos (given by Rabbi
Hayim Schwartz) 8:25 pm

Maariv:8:58 pm

Weekday Shacharis:

Sunday: 8:00 am
Monday & Thursday: 6:20 am & 7:35 am
Tues., Wed. & Fri.: 6:30 am & 7:35am                                                        

Weekday Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

* Wives of husbands attending the Plag Minyan should light 20 minutes after Minchah and not before.

Linda Frankel to be honored by The Jewish Heritage Center

The group ad on behalf of Linda Frankel will be submitted on Monday (May 19). Anyone who would like to participate in the ad should contact David Levin at 917-406-9884 or torah613nyny@verizon.net by Sunday evening.  The minimum contribution to participate in the group ad is $36.  Checks should be made payable to The Jewish Heritage Center.

Rabbi and Rebbetzin David Hertzberg to be honored by Chofetz Chaim High School

This year, the Chofetz Chaim High School is honoring Rabbi and Rebbetzin David Hertzberg as “Parents of the Year” at its Annual Journal Dinner on June 2, 2008. If you would like to participate in the group ad, please contact David Kozlin by Friday (May 23).  The minimum contribution to participate in the group ad is $36. Checks should be made payable to Rabbinical Seminary High School.

Shabbos Events:



Kiddush:
Kiddush is sponsored by Uri and Ester Kopps in honor of the bar mitzvah of their son, Nosson.

Shabbos Afternoon:


5:00 pm: The Women’s League will sponsor a pre-Shavuos shiur for women given by Shaula Fraenkel entitled, “A Shavuos Collection / Leket L’Shavuos.” The shiur will take place at the home of Steven and Linda Brizel (144-38 69th Road), l’zeicher nishmas Linda’s father, R’ Yaakov Yitzchak ben Yisroel.

8:25 pm: Pirkei Avos shiur, given this week by the Rabbi Hayim Schwartz.

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush:


The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas B’midbar (May 31).  The minimum sponsorship is $100.  If you are interested in sponsoring, please call Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290) or Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688).

Annual Journal Dinner:


Thursday, June 19

The Twenty-First Annual Journal Dinner, honoring Aaron and Jennifer Meltzer, will take place, iy”H, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. The dinner committee has been formed.  Anyone who would like to assist in this very important fundraiser should contact David Kirschner at 718-619-3637 or djkirschner@verizon.net.

Mazal Tov:
Mazal Tov to Uri and Esther Kops on the occasion of the bar mitzvah of their son, Nosson!
Mazal Tov to Barry and Sarah Simanowitz on the engagement of their son, Yaakov, to Meira Schecter of Baltimore!
Mazal Tov to Moshe and Tzivia Shapiro on the birth of a baby girl!


Schedule of Shiurim:


Sunday, May 18:

8:50 am: Beginning this week, R’ Eliezer Maybruch will be giving the weekly Halachah and Hashkafah shiur l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.

We would like to express our Hakaras HaTov R’ Daniel Stein for giving this shiur the past year and wish him hatzlacha on his upcoming move to Passaic!

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

Tuesday, May 20:

8:30 -9:30 pm:  Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Halachos of Yom Tov.”

* New Mishnah B’rurah Program*:

Rabbi Moshe Bilitzky will lead the new Mishnah B’rurah Chaburah (following the Dirshu program schedule), which began this past Tuesday (May 6th).  One amud of Mishnah B’rurah is learned each day from Sunday to Thursday.  Friday and Shabbos are reserved for review and/or catching up.  Shiurim, chaburahs, and supplemental materials commensurate with the needs of the participants will be arranged.  If you are interested or would like additional information, contact Mark Frankel (markfrankel@gmail.com or 718-793-8891) or Leon Stern (lstern@jndltd@.com or 718-575-0801).

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 - 9:30pm:                              Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Halachos of Yom Tov.”
Every Wednesday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’ Mark Kutner.

Every Other Thursday,9:45 - 10:15 pm:
  Chaburah on Torah and Medicine (next shiur on 5/29).
*Sunday – Thursday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm
: *New Shiur* - Chaburah on Mishnah B’rurah led by Rabbi Moshe Bilitzky.

The Rav strongly encourages everyone to participate for 30 minutes one day a week before or after Maariv.


Women’s League:


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, May 18:


9:30 -11:30 am:  The OU will be hosting the second of its two free breakfast seminars on cancer topics that Richard Gewanter has organized in conjunction with the OU.  The seminar will take place at Cong. Shaaray Tefila in Lawrence.  CME credits through Memorial Sloan Kettering will be available for doctors who attend.

Wednesday, May 21:


8:00 pm:  The Kew Gardens Hills Rabbonim and the Vadd HaRabbonim of Queens will hold a community-wide Hesbedim in memory of the Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim, HaRav HaGaon Rav Henoch Leibowitz, zeicher tzaddik l’vracha, at Yeshiva Central Queens (corner of 70th Road and 150th Street). Among those speaking will be the Rav.

Kiruv Training Program for the Frum Community:

Project Inspire is sponsoring a three-part program to instruct members of the frum community to effectively engage in kiruv discussions and activities. This program, which will be held at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, has been very effective. The first session is scheduled for this Wednesday, May 21, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm (but may be postponed to Wednesday May 28 because of the Shloshim for the Rosh HaYeshiva, zt"l). The cost for the entire program series is $25 in advance and $36 at the door. For more information, contact Project Inspire (646-291-6191, seminars@projectinspire.com or on the web at link to kiruv.com


Thursday, May 29:

8:30pm: Birkas Rivka, a non-profit organization that teaches carpentry to Israeli men and whose apprentices build quality furniture for indigent families, will hold a parlor meeting at the home of Gila and Michael Rollhaus (147-24 75th Ave).  Rabbi Paysach Krohn will be the guest speaker.  For more information about Birkas Rifka, go to link to birkasrifka Checks may be made payable to “American Friends of Birkas Rifka.”

Every Sunday:

9:10 am:
Kew Gardens Hills “AMEN” group for women at the home of Dovid and Ilana Goldschein, 72-10 137th Street.  The group is always looking for more participants.

Rabbi Welcher on Restrictions During Sefirah - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Restrictions During Sefirah - mp3 can be downloaded here

Monday, May 12, 2008

Machon L'choshen Mishpat Shiurim

Machon L'choshen Mishpat held an Investing Halachah Seminar on Sunday May 11, 2008 at Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck, NJ. These lectures focused on "Insider Trading in Halachah" by Rabbi Dov Kahan and principles of Halachic ownership by Rav Chaim Kohn. The shiurim can be downloaded directly at

link to download (Insider Trading Shiur) and link to download (principles of Investing Shiur)

or, alternatively at Machon L'choshen Mishpat's website link to machonmishpat

Friday, May 09, 2008

Ahavas Yisroel’s Twenty-First Annual Journal Dinner -June 19, 2008

3 Iyar 5768
May 8, 2008


Dear Members and Friends:

We are pleased to announce that Aaron and Jennifer Meltzer have humbly and graciously agreed to serve as our Guests of Honor at Congregation Ahavas Yisroel’s Twenty-First Annual Journal Dinner. This year, the dinner will take place, be”H, on Thursday evening, June 19, 2008, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. As I’m sure you’re aware, the journal dinner campaign is perhaps our most significant fundraiser of the year. It is also an opportunity to publicly express our Hakaras HaTov to that family who has demonstrated a willingness to involve itself in fulfilling the needs of our Kehilla. Certainly, Aaron and Jennifer have done that.

As a mainstay in our Kehilla for years, the Meltzers have displayed a continued commitment to assisting the Shul. Jennifer has served as president of the Women’s League and as an active member of its board of directors. Aaron coached one of AY’s little league teams for several years and, most recently, has become an integral part of the Shul’s newly formed Community Beis Medrash Program by leading a weekly Chaburah on the Maharal. Their involvement in communal activities includes active participation in the parent associations of both the Bais Yaakov of Queens and Yeshiva Tifereth Moshe. But for those of us who know them, and consider them our friends, we know them for their modesty, honesty, and humility.

Last year, B”H, we held one of our most successful dinner campaigns. It would be tremendously gratifying to achieve that feat again. To do so, however, we need your generous support. I hope you will express that support, for both the Shul and the Meltzers, in our commemorative journal. While the dinner’s objective is obviously its financial success, its overall success depends on your presence. I recognize that Thursday evening is not an easy time to attend the dinner. Unfortunately, due to several competing concerns and local graduation schedules, it is the only available date. Having said that, I ask that you extend yourself this year and attend, for the Shul and for the Meltzers. I look forward to seeing you there.

Kol Tuv,

David J. Kirschner
Dinner Chairman

Thursday, May 08, 2008

AYnouncements May 10, 2008 —Parshas Emor

Z’manim:

Erev Shabbos:

Candle Lighting: 7:42 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 6:12 pm*
Minchah: 7:49 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 P’sachim: 5:00 pm

Minchah: 6:00 pm
Pirkei Avos (given by the Rav): 8:20 pm
Maariv: 8:52 pm

Weekday Shacharis:

Sunday: 8:00 am
Monday & Thursday: 6:20 am & 7:35am
Tues., Wed. & Fri.: 6:30 am & 7:35am


Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

* Wives of husbands attending the Plag Minyan should light 20 minutes after Minchah and not before.


Aaron and Jennifer Meltzer to be AY’s Guests of Honor

Yasher Koach to Aaron and Jennifer Meltzer for humbly and graciously agreeing to serve as our Guests of Honor at Congregation Ahavas Yisroel’s 21st Annual Journal Dinner. The dinner will take place, iy”H, on Thursday evening, June 19, 2008, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. The dinner committee has been formed. If you would like to assist in this very important fundraiser, please contact David Kirschner at 718-619-3637 or djkirschner@verizon.net.

Linda Frankel to be honored by The Jewish Heritage Center


This year, the Jewish Heritage Center is honoring Linda Frankel at its Annual Journal Dinner on June 1, 2008. We will be placing a group ad in the journal on her behalf. The minimum contribution to participate in the group ad is $36. Please make your check payable to The Jewish Heritage Center and give to David Levin by Sunday, May 18th. David can be reached at 917-406-9884 or torah613nyny@verizon.net for more information.



Shabbos Events:


Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush this week is sponsored: by

Steven and Linda Brizel on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of her father, R’ Yaakov Yitzchak ben Yisrael.
Aviezer and Shaula Fraenkel in Hakaras HaTov for the ahavas yisrael shown to them by the Kehilla.
Mattis and Ruchel Keller in honor of the birth of their daughter, Batsheva.
Menachem and Sharon Petrushkaon achieving a milestone birthday, “ad me’ah v'esrim shanah.”
Chaim and Nechama Rostker on becoming new members.
Michael and Barbara Salzbank on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of his mother, Chaya Perel bas Yosef Aharon.
Uri and Hepzi Schechter, stam.
Barry and Sarah Simanowitz in the zechus for a R’fuah Sh’leimah for Herschel Chaim ben Masha and l’zeicher nishmas all those who perished on behalf of Eretz Yisrael.
Friends of Aviezer and Shaula Fraenkel in honor of them and on their return to Eretz Yisroel.


Future sponsorship opportunities are available at a $100 minimum. If you are interested, call Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688) or Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290).


Shabbos Afternoon:

8:20 pm: Pirkei Avos shiur, given this week by the Rav.


Mazal Tov!

Mazal Tov to Moshe and Reena Whitman on the engagement of their daughter, Chana Sara, to Menachem Posen of Edison, New Jersey!

Mazal Tov to Zvi and Batya Fishman, who will be leaving for Eretz Yisrael this week, on the upcoming chasunah of their son, Dovid, to Shoshana Sheffield of Ottawa, Canada!

Mazal Tov to Moshe and Gila Schwerd on the birth of a grandson to their children, Dovid and Elisheva Weinberger. The Bris is scheduled to take place on Tuesday (May 13) at Rabbi Oelbaum’s shul.  Davening will be at 7:00 am.

B’ruchim HaBa’im:

The Kehilla welcomes our new members, Chaim and Nechama Rostker.


HaMakom Y’nacheim:


Condolences to Jerrold Kurtz on the passing of his father, Nathan Kurtz.

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


Cholim List:

The Shul’s R’fuah Sh’leimah list has been revised for Iyar. If you would like to add additional names, please clearly write the names of any immediate family members in either Hebrew or English on the list, which is located on the Shulchan, or e-mail them to Ronnie Schlanger at ron.schlanger@mutualofamerica.com for more information.


Schedule of Shiurim:


Sunday, May 11:

8:50 am: R’ Daniel Stein’s shiur will not take place this week.

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

Tuesday, May 13:

8:30 -9:30 pm:
Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Restrictions of the S’firah Period.”

* New Mishnah Berurah Program *

A new Mishnah Berurah program has been formed in accordance with the Dirshu program schedule, which began this past Tuesday (May 6th). One amud of Mishnah Berurah is learned each day from Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Shabbos are reserved for review and/or catching up. The learning will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes per day. Shiurim, chaburahs and supplemental materials commensurate with the needs of the participants will be arranged. If you are interested or would like additional information, contact Mark Frankel (markfrankel@gmail.com or 718-793-8891) or Leon Stern (lstern@jndltd@.com or 718-575-0801).

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller’s shiurim from this past Tuesday and Wednesday have been posted at link to caykgh.blogspot

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 shiur, this week entitled “Restrictions of the S’firah Period.”
Every Wednesday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’ Mark Kutner.
Every Other Thursday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm:
Chaburah on Torah and Medicine (next shiur on 5/15).

The Rav strongly encourages everyone to participate for 30 minutes one day a week before or after Maariv.

Women’s League:

Next Shabbos Afternoon (May 17 – Parshas B’har):

5:00 pm
: The Women’s League will sponsor a pre-Shavuos shiur for women given by Shaula Fraenkel entitled, “A Shavuos Collection / Leket L’Shavuos.” The shiur will take place at the home of Steven and Linda Brizel (144-38 69th Road), l’zeicher nishmas Linda’s father, R’ Yaakov Yitzchak ben Yisrael.

Community Events:

Monday, May 12:

8:00 pm: ECHO Institute for Health will hold its Queens Tea for women at the home of Mrs. Lisa Reichmann (82-36 Beverly Road, Kew Gardens). Rabbi Heshy Kleinman, author of Praying with Fire and the forthcoming Praying with Fire II, will speak on “Finding Answers to Unanswered Prayers.”

Wednesday, May 14:

7:45 pm:
Women by Women will hold its monthly Shiur HaChodesh at Congregation Etz Chaim (147-19 73rd Avenue). Rebbetzin Abby Lerner, Torah Studies Faculty at Yeshiva University H.S. for Girls, will present a shiur entitled “Complexity and Courage: The Story of Rav Yechiel Yaakov Weinberg, the ‘S’ridei Aish.’” For more information, contact Hadassah Waxman at (718-261-0766) or hwaxman@earthlink.net. Suggested donation is $5.00.

Gut Shabbos!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Making Changes in Our Lives - mp3

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Making Changes in Our Lives - mp3 can be downloaded here

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Friendship - mp3

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Friendship - mp3 can be downloaded here

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Ayin Tova - mp3

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Ayin Tova - mp3 can be downloaded here

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Parenting - mp3

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Parenting - mp3 can be downloaded here

Rabbi Welcher on Sefiras HaOmer - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Sefiras HaOmer - mp3 can be downloaded here

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Brauch DaHaEmes

We announce with sorrow the passing of Nathan Kurtz A"H, beloved father of our member Gerald Kurtz. Gerald will be sitting Shiv'ah in Far Rockaway until Thursday morning May 8. The residence where Gerald will be sitting Shiv'ah is located at 584 Cederhill Road, Far Rockaway.


Directions are as follows: Take the VAN WYCK EXPY to the NASSAU EXPWY/ RT-878 E exit, EXIT 1. You continue on Rockaway Blvd which in turn becomes Rockaway Turnpike,turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto NASSAU EXPY,then turn RIGHT onto CEDAR LAWN AVE/ CEDARLAWN AVE. Continue to follow CEDAR LAWN AVE which will dead end into Reads Lane. Make a left turn onto Reads Lane and then turn LEFT onto CEDAR HILL RD/ CEDARHILL RD. Follow CEDAR HILL RD/ CEDARHILL RD until you reach 584 Cedar Hill Rd.

Gerald's phone number is 718-327-4040


Minyan Schedule:

Shacharis: 7:00 AM

Mincha: 7:35 PM followed by Maariv


May the Almighty console the mourners, together with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Is The Brocha of Sefira D'Oraisa - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Is The Brocha of Sefira D'Oraisa - mp3 can be downloaded part 1 here and part 2 here.

R' Daniel Stein on Viewing Dead Body Parts - mp3

R' Daniel Stein on Viewing Dead Body Parts - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Parshas Kedoshim - May 3, 2008

Zmanim:

Erev Shabbos: Shacharis: 6:30 am & 7:35am


Candle Lighting: 7:34 pm

Plag HaMinchah Minyan 6:07 pm*
Minchah 7:41 pm

Shabbos:

Haskamah Minyan: 7:15am
Daf Yomi Shiur: 7:25am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z’man K’rias Sh’ma: 9:22 am
Rav' Shiur: 5:00pm
Minchah: 6:00 pm
Pirkei Avos Shiur:8:15 pm
Maariv: 8:45 pm

Weekday Shacharis:
Sunday: 8:00 am
Monday & Tuesday (Rosh Chodesh): 6:10 am & 7:35am
Wed.: 6:30 am & 7:35am
Thursday: 6:20 am & 7:35am
Friday: 6:30 am & 7:35am

Weekday Maariv:

Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

* Wives of husbands attending the Plag Minyan should light 20 minutes after Minchah and not before.

Cholim List:

The Shul’s R’fuah Sh’leimah list will be revised for Iyar. If you would like to add additional names, please clearly write the names of any immediate family members in either Hebrew or English on the list, which is located on the Shulchan, or e-mail them to Ronnie Schlanger at ron.schlanger@mutualofamerica.com

Shabbos Events:


Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush:

The Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place next week, Parshas Emor (May 10). A hot Kiddush is being planned. The minimum sponsorship is $100. If you are interested in sponsoring, please call Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290) or Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688).

Shabbos Afternoon:


8:15 pm: Pirkei Avos shiur, given this week by Rabbi Kamin.

Schedule of Shiurim:

Sunday, May 4:

8:50 am: R’ Daniel Stein’s shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos.

Tuesday, May 6:

8:15 -9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “S’firas HaOmer.”

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, 8:15 - 9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “S’firas HaOmer.”
Every Wednesday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’ Mark Kutner.
Every Other Thursday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm: Chaburah on Torah and Medicine (next shiur on 5/15).

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.

Community Events:


Sunday, May 4:

9:30 – 11:30 am: The Orthodox Union is sponsoring a free breakfast seminar at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills entitled, “The Latest Developments in Prevention & Treatment.” The program will feature several Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center physicians, including Richard Gewanter, who serves as Chief of Radiation Oncology at MSKCC Long Island.

Every Sunday:

9:10 am: Kew Gardens Hills “AMEN” group for women at the home of Dovid and Ilana Goldschein, 72-10 137th Street. The group is always looking for more participants.