Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bnouncements- Parshas VaYikrah-March 28, 2008


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

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 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 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