Thursday, March 19, 2009

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


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

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 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