Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bnouncements- Parshas VaYikrah-March 28, 2008

Z’manim:

Candle Lighting:6:57 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 5:34 pm*
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 7:04 pm

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:53 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim: 5:55 pm
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon followed by S’udah Sh’lishis: 6:45 pm
Maariv: 8:07 pm


Weekday Shacharis
Sunday: 8:00 am
Monday & Thursday: 6:20 & 7:35 am

Tues., Wed., & Fri.: 6:30 & 7:35 am

Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

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

**Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of March 28 is 5:54 am
***The Rav will be available after Maariv for Mecheris Chometz

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all those who helped with S'udah Sh'lishis this year. We apologize in advance for anyone that was left off of the list. Thank you to: Yoni Braverman, Reuvain Baum, Zvi and Batya Fishman, Shlomo Friedman, Rafi Friedman, Yisroel Friedman, Yechiel Michel Goldberger, Naftali Goldschein, Shimon Goldschein, Richard Gewanter, Aaron Greenwald, Ben Zion Halberstam, Alan Hochster, Moshe Hochster, Yaakov Katz, Akiva Katz, Aharon Katz, Shua Katz, Elliot Katz, Mattis Keller and sons, Aron Kerekes, R' David and Cynthia Levin, Mitchell Marcus, Menachem, Sharon , Avi & Esther Petrushka, Isser, Yitzchak Yosef, Yisroel Yaacov Rosenberg, Ronnie Schlanger, Yaakov & Atara Serle and family, Yehuda Shapiro, Yaakov Shapiro, Leon Stern, Yaakov Avraham Wahrman, Shlomo Wasserman, and Shmuel Aryeh Weiss.

S'udah Sh'lishis:
Mr. & Mrs. Danny Goldschmiedt and Mr. & Mrs. David Graubard on the occasion of their siyum of Mishnayos Kodshim and the Yahrzeit of David Graubard's granddfather, Rav Shlomo ben Rav Avraham.


Shabbos Events
Shabbos Afternoon:

5:15 pm: Ettie Lapp will, be”H, present a shiur entitled “From Rags to Riches: Meaningful Lessons From Our Pesach Story” next Shabbos, March 28, Parshas VaYikrah, at the home of Yaakov and Atara Serle (147-25 70th Avenue).This shiur is dedicated for a R'fuah Sh'leimah for Eliezer Mordechai ben Rivka Leah.

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas Shmini (April 18). Sponsorship is $100.
If you are interested in sponsoring, be it for a Simchah or a Yahrzeit, see or call Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290) or Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688).

Mazal Tov!
Mazal tov to Zvi and Batya Fishman upon the birth of a grandson to their children, Dovid and Shoshana Fishman, in Israel!
Mazal Tov to Cara Lopchinsky upon the birth of a granddaughter! Mazal Tov to her children, Aliza and Calev Mann!

Schedule of Shiurim
Sunday, March 29:

8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch's shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos.
Tuesday, March 31:
8:30-9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur will not be held this week.
Thursday, April 2:
8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series (Davening: Fine-Tuning Your T'filah in Word and in Deed) will not be held until after Pesach.
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: Rav’s weekly shiur will not be held this week
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 (contact Rich Gewanter at rgewanter@gmail.com
rgewanter@gmail.com for the schedule)
Sunday-Thursday, 9:45pm-10:15pm: Chaburah on Mishnah B’rurah led by R' 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:
8:00-9:00 pm:
Dr. Michelle Levine's weekly shiur for women on Personalities in Sefer Shoftim will be held in Ahavas Yisroel. The class is for women at any level of learning. There will be a nominal weekly charge. For more information, please contact Rochelle Graubard at 917-816-6307.
9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group.

Annual Journal Dinner
Congregation Ahavas Yisroel is proud to announce that Barry & Sarah Simanowitz have graciously agreed to serve as this year’s Guests of Honor at our annual journal dinner. The dinner is scheduled for Monday, May 4, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. I hope you will join our kehilla in publicly recognizing the myriad of contributions that Barry & Sarah have made to the Beis HaK’neses by placing an ad in the commemorative journal and attending the dinner. Please reserve Monday, May 4, and give Barry and Sarah a tremendous Yasher Koach for their critical assistance in making this year’s dinner a success. Anyone interested in assisting with the dinner preparations should contact David Kirschner at djkirschner@verizon.net or 718-619-3637.

Community Events
Motza’ei Shabbos, March 28 (9:00 pm-12:00 midnight), Sunday, March 29 (10:00 am – 10:00 pm), and Monday, March 30 (10 am -10 pm):
Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim will hold a discount Menswear Sale. There will be many suits, 100% wool, all for a discount price of $150. There will also be wool and cashmere coats, ties, slacks, and more. Come to the Yeshiva Gym and enjoy the savings! If you have any questions, please call the Yeshiva Office at 718-268-4700 or e-mail nschwartz@rabbincal.org.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Rabbi Welcher on Preparing Your Home for Pesach - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Pesach Themes can be downloaded here

Rabbi Welcher on Preparing Your Home for Pesach can be downloaded here

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Rabbi Welcher on Chametz: Bitul, Bedikah, Mechira

Rabbi Welcher on Chametz: Bitul, Bedikah, Mechira can be downloaded here

Bnouncements-Parshas-VaYakhel- P'kudei- Chodesh, March 21, 2009

Z’manim:

Plug HaMinchah Minyan: 5:35 pm *
Candle Lighting: 6:49 pm
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 6:56 pm

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 10:00 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim: 5:50 pm
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon followed by S’udah Sh’lishis: 6:40 pm
Maariv: 7:59 pm


Weekday Shacharis
Sunday: 8:00 am
Monday: 6:20 & 7:35 am
Tues., Wed., & Fri.: 6:30 & 7:35 am
Thursday (Rosh Chodesh Nissan): 6:05 & 7:35 am

Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

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

**Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of March 21 is 6:06 am


Shabbos Events:
Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors:

David and Cynthia Levin on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of her mother, Gittel bas Yehuda Leib.
Harvey and Judy Blitz on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of her father, HaRav Yisrael ben Yehoshua.

The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas Shmini (April 18). Sponsorship is $100. If you are interested in sponsoring, be it for a Simchah or a Yahrzeit, see or call Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290) or Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688).

HaMakom Y'nacheim
Condolences to Leah Kops on the passing of her father, Mr. Peter Behrendt.

Schedule of Shiurim
Sunday, March 22:
8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch's shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos will not be held this week.
Monday, March 23:
8:00-9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Preparing Your Home for Pesach.” This shiur is for men and women.
Thursday, March 26:
8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series (Davening: Fine-Tuning Your T'filah in Word and in Deed).

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

Every Monday, 9:45pm-10:15pm: Chaburah on the Maharal led by Aaron Meltzer
**Monday, 8:00pm-9:30pm: Rav’s weekly shiur this week entitled “Preparing Your Home for Pesach”
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 (contact Rich Gewanter at rgewanter@gmail.com for the schedule)
Sunday-Thursday, 9:45pm-10:15pm: Chaburah on Mishnah B’rurah led by R' 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:
8:00-9:00 pm: Dr. Michelle Levine's weekly shiur for women on Personalities in Sefer Shoftim will be held in Ahavas Yisroel. The class is for women at any level of learning. There will be a nominal weekly charge. For more information, please contact Rochelle Graubard at 917-816-6307.
9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group.
Wednesday, March 25:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Zvi Lew's Perspectives on Prayer lecture series for women will be held in the Shul. As in the past, the series is sponsored by Ateret Seminary for Women. For more information, please contact 718-896-8251.

Community Events
Motza’ei Shabbos, March 21:

8:45 pm: Kollel Ner Dovid (the kollel of the Rabbinical Seminary of America/Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim) in Kew Gardens Hills, will hold its annual Chinese Auction, “Golden Treasures,” in the Student Union Building at Queens College. A full fleishig buffet will be served.
Sunday, March 22:
4:00 p.m.: There will be a shiur on the Haggadah entitled “Torat HaRav on The Haggadah Shel Pesach,” by Rabbi Genack, head of Kashrut of the Orthodox Union. There will be an introduction by Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld. The shiur will take place at Congregation Etz Chaim located at 147-19 73rd Avenue, Kew Gardens Hills. Admission is free.
Motza’ei Shabbos, March 28 (9:00 pm-12:00 am), Sunday, March 29 (10:00 am – 10:00 pm), and Monday, March 30 (10 am -10 pm):
Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim will hold a discount Menswear Sale. There will be many suits, 100% wool, all for a discount price of $150. There will also be wool and cashmere coats, ties, slacks, and more. Come to the Yeshiva Gym and enjoy the savings! If you have any questions, please call the Yeshiva Office at 718-268-4700 or email nschwartz@rabbincal.org

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bnouncements-Parshas Ki Sisah-Parah-March 14, 2009

Z’manim:

Candle Lighting: 6:42 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 5:30 pm *
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 6:49 pm

Hashkamah Minyan:7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 10:06 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim: 5:40 pm
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon followed by S’udah Sh’lishis: 6:30 pm
Maariv: 7:52 pm

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

Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

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


**Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of March 14 is 6:17 am

Shabbos Events:

S'udah Sh'lishis Sponsorship:
S’udah Sh’lishis this week is sponsored by Harvey and Judy Blitz on the occasion of the yahrzeit of her father, HaRav Yisrael ben Yehoshua.

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors:
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas VaYakhel-P'kudei (March 21). Sponsorship is $100.
If you are interested in sponsoring, be it for a Simchah or a Yahrzeit, see or call Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290) or Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688).

Mazal Tov!
Mazal Tov to Martin and Yaffa Katz upon the birth of a granddaughter, Hadassah, to their children Yehuda & Devorah Katz!

Schedule of Shiurim
Sunday, March 15:

8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch's shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos.
Tuesday, March 17:
8:30-9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Chametz: Bitul, Bedikah and Mechirah.”
Thursday, March 19:
8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series (Davening: Fine-Tuning Your T'filah in Word and in Deed).


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: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Chametz: Bitul, Bedikah and Mechirah”
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 (contact Rich Gewanter at rgewanter@gmail.com for the schedule)
Sunday-Thursday, 9:45pm-10:15pm: Chaburah on Mishnah B’rurah led by R' 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:

8:00-9:00 pm: Dr. Michelle Levine's weekly shiur for women on Personalities in Sefer Shoftim will be held in Ahavas Yisroel. The class is for women at any level of learning. There will be a nominal weekly charge. For more information, please contact Rochelle Graubard at 917-816-6307.
9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group.

Community Events
Motza’ei Shabbos, March 14 :

9:15 pm:There will be a Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation Production film entitled “The Inner Meaning of Birkas HaChamah.” The speakers will be Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Feuer and Rabbi Paysach Krohn. Suggested donation is $10.00.
Next Motza’ei Shabbos, March 21:
8:45 pm: Kollel Ner Dovid (the kollel of the Rabbinical Seminary of America/Yeshiva Chofetz Chaim) in Kew Gardens Hills, will hold its annual chinese auction, “Golden Treasures,” in the Student Union Building at Queens College. A full milchig buffet will be served.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Current Events: Signs of the Coming of Mashiach - mp3

R' Moshe Schwerd on “Current Events: Signs of the Coming of Mashiach" can be downloaded here

Rabbi Daniel Feldman - Organ Donations in Halacha

Rabbi Daniel Feldman - 'Organ Donations in Halacha' - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Rav Daniel Feldman on the Shesh Zechiros

Rav Daniel Feldman, Rosh Yeshiva at Yeshivas Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan gave an amazing shiur on the Shesh Zechiros. By the end of the shiur, everybody was in awe of his amazing bekias and presentation without any notes. You can download the shiur here.

Rav Daniel Feldman on Shaloch Manos

Rav Daniel Feldman's shiur on Shaloch Manos can be downloaded here.

Rav Feldman traces many of the disagreements in Shaloch Manos to a Teshuva of the Chasam Sofer who discusses the essence of Shaloch Manos. Is it like the Terumas HaDeshen who holds that the purpose of Shaloch Manos is to help people make the Seudah of Purim. Or is it like the Manos HaLevi (R'Shlomo Alacabes) who holds that the purpose of Shaloch Manos is to bring people closer to each other and strengthen the bonds of friendship.

Rav Feldman masterfully shows how many differences in opinions on Shaloch Manos can be traced to this machlokes as framed by the Chasam Sofer. Give yourself a pre-Purim treat yourself and download and listen to this wonderful shiur.

Thanks to Rabbi Zev Maybruch and the Vaad L'Chizuk HaTorah for sponsoring this shiur.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Bnouncements-Parshas T'tzaveh-Zachor- March 7, 2009

Z’manim:

Candle Lighting: 5:34 pm
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 5:41 pm

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:13 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim: 4:35 pm
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon followed by S’udah Sh’lishis: 5:15 pm
Maariv: 6:44 pm


Weekday Shacharis:
Sunday: 8: 00 am
Monday (Taanis Esther): 6:05 & 7:35 am
Tuesday (Purim): 6:00 & 7:30 am
Megilah Reading (approx): 6:30 & 8:00 am
Wednesday & Friday: 6:30 & 7:35 am
Thursday: 6:20 & 7:35 am

Minchah:
(Taanis) Monday: 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 1:35 pm

Purim night: (Maariv)
7:30 pm (Megilah 7:45 & 10 pm)


Maariv:
Sunday & Tues-Thurs. 9:30 pm
Monday: 7:30 pm

* Taanis Esther begins 6:04 am /ends 7:38 pm
**Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of March 7 is 6:28 am
***Please remember to move your clock one hour ahead as we return to Eastern Daylight Time



Shabbos Events:

Scholar-in-Residence, Parshas T'tzaveh-Zachor (March 6-7):
Rabbi Daniel Feldman, the Magid Shiur of the Stone Beis Medrash-Yeshiva University, will be the scholar-in-residence. Rabbi Feldman is Director of Rabbinic Research at the Center for The Jewish Future at Yeshiva University.
Friday Evening, 8:45 pm: “Priorities in Chesed and Tzedakah”
Shabbos Morning: Drashah
11:00-11:45 am: “Humor and the Torah” sit down Kiddush after Davening
S’udah Sh’lishis (Following 5:15 Minchah):“Halachic and Hashkafic Aspects of Lashon Hora”
Motza’ei Shabbos:
9:00 pm: R’ Moshe Schwerd, “Current Events: Signs of the Coming of Mashiach.”

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors:
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas VaYakhel-P'kudei (March 21). Sponsorship is $100.
If you are interested in sponsoring, be it for a Simchah or a Yahrzeit, see or call Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290) or Jay Daitchman (718-263-1688).

Mazal Tov!
Mazal Tov to Jay and Kaila Aron upon the birth of a grandson to their children Chaim Zev and Shayna Aron!
Mazel Tov to Yossi and Judy Orbach on the birth of a grandson to their children Yisroel Meir and Sorali Isaacs in Israel!

Purim Events
Monday, March 9:There will be a spectacular Purim Chagigah following the Megilah Reading on Monday evening.. Everyone will enjoy great food and foot-stomping, leibedik music by our own Yoni Benedek. The Rav and Rebbetzin invite everyone to their home on Purim for a L’Chayim and prizes.
Tuesday, March 10:Yeshivas Mordechai HaTzaddik - Learn with Your Sons on Purim Day
10:00-11:00 am: Come Learn in the Shul with Your Children on Purim Day

Matzah Orders
All Matzah orders are due this Friday, March 19, at 2 pm. Orders must be submitted along with either cash or a check(made payable to Cong. Ahavas Yisroel) and may be e-mailed to matzohorder@gmail.com. All matzahs will be baked under the supervision of the Rav.

Schedule of Shiurim
Sunday, March 8:
8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch's shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah l’zeicher nishmas Joan Maybruch.
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos.
Tuesday, March 10:
8:30-9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, will not be held this week.
Thursday, March 12:
8:30-9:25 pm:
R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series (Davening: Fine-Tuning Your T'filah in Word and in Deed).

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: Rav’s weekly shiur will not be held this week
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 (contact Rich Gewanter at rgewanter@gmail.com for the schedule)
Sunday-Thursday, 9:45pm-10:15pm: Chaburah on Mishnah B’rurah led by R' 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:
8:00-9:00 pm: Dr. Michelle Levine's weekly shiur for women on Personalities in Sefer Shoftim will be held in Ahavas Yisroel. The class is for women at any level of learning. There will be a nominal weekly charge. For more information, please contact Rochelle Graubard at 917-816-6307.
9:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group.
Mishloach Manos:
All members should pick up their Mishloach Manos package after the Megilah reading and party.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Yeshivas Mordechai HaTzaddik - Learn with Your Sons on Purim Day

Yeshivas Mordechai HaTzaddik

Come Learn in the Shul with Your Children on

Purim Day – March 10th
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

All Boys eight and older will receive a prize

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Shulchan Aruch on Tzoa - mp3

R' Yechezkel Rosenberg - Shulchan Aruch on Tzoa -mp3 part 1 here and part 2 here.

R' Eliezer Maybruch - on Sisfei Chaim on Taanis Esther - mp3

R' Eliezer Maybruch - on Sisfei Chaim on Taanis Esther - mp3 can be downloaded here