Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bnouncements-Parshas Acharei Mos-K'Doshim-May 2, 2009

Z’manim:

Candle Lighting: 7:33 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 6:05 pm *
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 7:40 pm

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis:8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:22 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim: 5:00 pm
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon: 6:00 pm
Pirkei Avos: 8:10 pm
Maariv: 8:43 pm

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

Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

*Wives of husbands attending the Plag Minyan should light 23 minutes after Minchah and not before.
**Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of May 2 is 5:02 am


Shabbos Events
Shabbos Afternoon:
5:15 pm:
Ari Sendic, will, be”H, present a Women's League shiur entitled “The Torah View on Eating” on Shabbos afternoon, at the home of Steven and Linda Brizel, 144-38 69th Road. The shiur is in memory of Linda's father, R' Yaakov Yitzchak ben Yisroel.
8:10 pm: Pirkei Avos shiur, given this week by R'Hayim Schwartz.

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors:
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas B'midmar (May23). 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).

Schedule of Shiurim
Sunday, May 3:

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, May 5:
8:30-9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Halachos of Yom Tov.”
Thursday, May 7:
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 “Halachos of Yom Tov”
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.

Annual Journal Dinner
Monday, May 4:

The annual journal dinner is finally here (and will finally be over). It will take place this Monday evening, May 4, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (70-11 150th Street). The dinner schedule is:
6:15 pm – Reception & Hors d’oeuvres
7:15 pm – Minchah
7:30 pm – Buffet Dinner
8:00 pm – Program
9:30 pm – Maariv
Parking will be available across the street behind the Yeshiva of Central Queens. Anyone who would still like to attend should contact David Kirschner at 718-619-3637 or djkirschner@verizon.net as soon as possible.

Yitz and Marissa Finch to be honored by Hasheveynu
There will be a group ad on behalf of Yitz and Marissa Finch. Anyone who would like to participate in the ad should contact David Levin at 917-406-9884 or torah613nyny@verizon.net . The ad must be in by Tuesday, May 5.

Community Events
Wednesday, May 6:

7:45 pm: Etz Chaim will hold its monthly Shiur HaChodesh at Etz Chaim for Women by Women at Congregation Etz Chaim (147-19 73rd Ave). Rachel Friedman, Associate Dean and Chair of Tanakh Studies at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, will give a shiur entitled “Naomi and Ruth: Finding their Biblical Voices.” Suggested donation is $5.00. For more information, contact Hadassah Waxman at 718-261-0766 or hwaxman@earthlink.net.

Thursday, May 14:
11:00 am: Our long-time member, Dr. David Shatz, professor of philosophy at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, will deliver the keynote address at YU’s 78th Commencement Ceremony at Madison Square Garden’s WaMu Theater in New York City on May 14 at 11 am. Dr. David Shatz, editor of The Torah u-Madda Journal and series editor of MeOtzar HoRav: Selected Essays of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, will receive the YU Presidential Medallion, the highest honor bestowed on a member of the faculty or administration for excellent service.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Chesed in Turbulent Times

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller on Chesed in Turbulent Times can be downloaded here

Rabbi Welcher on Yom Tov Halachic Principals - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Yom Tov Halachic Principals can be downloaded here

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bnouncements—Parshas Tazria—M'tzorah—Rosh Chodesh April 25, 2009

Z’manim:

Candle Lighting: 7:26 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 6:00 pm
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 7:33 pm

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:28 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim: 5:00 pm
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon: 6:00 pm
Pirkei Avos: 8:05 pm
Maariv: 8:36 pm

Weekday Shacharis
Sunday: 6:45 (Siyum) & 8:00 am
Monday & Thursday: 6:20 & 7:35 am
Tues., Wed., & Friday: 6:30 & 7:35 am

Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

*Wives of husbands attending the Plag Minyan should light 23 minutes after Minchah and not before.
**Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of April 25 is 5:11 am


**HASHAVAS AVEIDAH**
A Siddur with the hebrew name Bayla Kivlowitz was found. To claim, please contact Leon Stern at 718-575-0801.

Shabbos Events
Shabbos Afternoon:
8:05 pm: Pirkei Avos shiur, given this week by Rabbi Welcher.

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors:
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas B'midmar (May23). 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 Jay Jaffe on the passing of his father, Wilber Jaffe.

Mazal Tov!
Mazal Tov to Eddie and Sarah Sherman on the wedding of their daughter Tzippy to Matis Hollander of San Diego!

Schedule of Shiurim
Sunday, April26:

6:45 am: Special Shacharis followed by Siyum of Meseches Bava Kama. Join us for bagels and lox in celebration! Daf Yomi-Bava Kama at 7:30 am; Hadran/Siyum at 8:30 am, followed by bentching at 8:50 am.
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, April 28:
8:30-9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur, this week entitled “Halachos of Yom Tov.”
Thursday, April 30:
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 “Halachos of Yom Tov ”
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

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.
Tuesday, April 28:
6:00 pm: There will be a private interactive shiur and dinner with Rebbetzin Heller. This is limited to approximately twenty women. The cost is $45 per person, which includes the food. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Linda Frankel at lgf1000@yahoo.com.
8:30 pm: Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller will, be”H, give a shiur entitled “Chesed in Turbulent Times” in our Shul. This is a Shiur for Women Only. The Shul is looking for sponsors for $100 per sponsorship, e-mail Mark.Frankel@gmail.com.

Hakaras HaTov!
Isser and Faigi Rosenberg would like to thank the Rav and Rebbetzin and all the members of the shul who prepared and delivered delicious food and good wishes, as well as countless other favors over Pesach after Faigi broke her heel bone. We are truly fortunate to be part of such a wonderful shul and community.

Annual Journal Dinner
The dinner is scheduled for Monday, May 4, at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. 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. All ads must be emailed right away to . The Journal deadline has been extended until Tuesday, April 28. ALL ADS MUST BE E-MAILED directly to Shari at SSEWEISS@aol.com. We 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.

Community Events
Next Shabbos, April 25 (Parshas Tazria-M'tzorah):
Young Israel of Queens Valley will, be”H, present its annual Holocaust Remembrance S'udah Sh'lishis. Dr. Robert Moses Shapiro, Professor of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College, will give a shiur entitled “Secrets of the Diaries of the Lodz Ghetto. Additionally, Rabi Samuel J. Levine, Dean of Hillel Day School of Boca Raton, will give a shiur entitled “The Second Generation Experience: Reflections , Reactions, Responses” and Mottil Lax will conclude with a shiur entitled “Mesora.” Minchah will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by the program.
Sunday, April 26:
8:15 pm: The Margaret Tietz Nursing & Rehab Center will, be”H, present informative and inspirational lectures by Rabbi Peysach Krohn and Rabbi Dovid Weinberger on the topic of “Guarding Your Family's Health at Every Stage of Their Life” as part of a Community Education Series. The lectures will take place at Young Israel of Queens Valley. Maariv will follow at 9:30 pm.
Monday, April 27:
8:00 pm: ECHO WOMEN invites women to attend their annual Tea event. It will be held at the home of Lisa Reichmann, located at 82-36 Beverly Road, Kew Gardens. Mrs. Chanie Juravel, principal of Ateres Bais yaakov of Monsey will, be”H, speak on the topic “Building and Maintaining Trust.” This tea is sponsored in memory of Gitel bas Mordechai HaCohen Gillman.
Wednesday, April 29:
7:45 pm: Young Israel of Queens Valley will, be”H host a shiur, entitled “Hey, Mom, Can’t You See I’m Changing? – Understanding and Embracing Your Teen (and Preteen) Girl.” This shiur is sponsored by National Council of Young Israel, Young Israel of Queens Valley, and Ezrat Chayim-Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services. Additionally, is co-sponsored by the Queens Jewish Community Council and the Women's League of Young Israel of Queens Valley. There will be a panel discussion by Rebbetzin Abby Lerner, Tina Machnikoff, LCSW, Dr. Rachelle Meth, M.D., and Dr.Gila Schwerd, Psy.D. Free admission. For more information, please call 212-929-1525 x112 or e-mail jsteinig@youngisrael.org.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bnouncements- Parshas Sh'mini- April 18, 2009

Z’manim:
Candle Lighting: 7:19 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 5:54 pm*
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 7:26 pm

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:33 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim: 5:00 pm
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon: 6:00 pm
Pirkei Avos: 8:00 pm
Maariv: 8:29 pm

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

Maariv:
Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

*Wives of husbands attending the Plag Minyan should light 23 minutes after Minchah and not before.
**Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of April 18 is 5:21 am


Shabbos Events
Shabbos Afternoon:
8:00 pm: Pirkei Avos shiur, given this week by R' Moshe Kamin.

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors:

Michael and Barbara Salzbank on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of his mother, Chaya Perel bas Yosef Aharon.
Yossi and Judy Orbach in honor of the birth of their grandson, Aharon, born to their children, Yisroel Meir and Sorali Isaacs.

The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas Parshas B'midmar (May23). 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!
Mazel Tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Kamin on the birth of a grandson to their children, Shimshon and Miriam Gewirtz!

HaMakom Y'nacheim
Condolences to Herb Leventer on the passing of his mother.
Condolences to Renee Levy on the passing of her mother, Sarah Joskowitz.

Schedule of Shiurim
Sunday, April 19:
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.
Thursday, April 23:
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 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.

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. We 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. Shari Weiss requests that all ads be emailed to her by April 24. Please send you ad via e-mail to SSEWEISS@aol.com.

Community Events
Monday, April 20:
8:15 pm: Our Shul in conjunction with CHAZAQ will, be”H, present a video of Rabbi Avigdor Miller z’t’l entitled “Prescription for Happiness,” (on the night of his yahrzeit) in our Shul. Men and women are welcome! Admission is free! CD’s & DVD’s of R’ Avigdor Miller z’t’l will be handed out free of charge! Formore information please call: 917-617-3636 or e-mail: ChazaqEvents@gmail.com.

Next Shabbos, April 25 (Parshas Tazria-M'tzorah):
Young Israel of Queens Valley will, be”H, present its annual Holocaust Remembrance S'udah Sh'lishis. Dr. Robert Moses Shapiro, Professor of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College, will give a shiur entitled “Secrets of the Diaries of the Lodz Ghetto. Additionally, Rabi Samuel J. Levine, Dean of Hillel Day School of Boca Raton, will give a shiur entitled “The Second Generation Experience: Reflections , Reactions, Responses” and Mottil Lax will conclude with a shiur entitled “Mesora.” Minchah will begin at 5:00 pm, followed by the program.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

TEN WAYS to help you and YOUR CHILDREN have a more Meaningful and Inspiring PESACH SEDER

Use these suggestions to infuse new meaning and excitement into your seder and create a lasting experience for you and your family.

1.Make the most of your Seder and best fulfill the mitzvah of V'higadita L'vincha by staying focused on telling the actual story of Yetzias Mitzrayim; concentrate on the events and their lessons.

2. Transform Yetzias Mitzrayim from a story into a reality by celebrating the Seder like you celebrate a Simcha in your own family. Speak about it vividly, personally and enthusiastically...you'll inspire yourself and your children.

3. Prepare for the Seder! Spend time studying books and Midrashim that elaborate specifically on the details of each miracle to help your children appreciate the extent of Hashem's kindness.

4. Make Pesach personal and relevant to your children. Use your discussion about the amazing miracles of Yetzias Mitzrayim as a means of opening their eyes to the miracles Hashem performs for us every day.

5. Show your children how so much of the Pesach Seder revolves around them, demonstrating how much Hashem cares about every child and values each one as an essential member of Klal Yisroel.

6. Involve your children in the Pesach Seder. Prepare stimulating and challenging questions that will guide them to understand the lessons of the Haggadah and be an active participant in the Seder.

7. Practice the lesson of the Four Sons during your Seder by making a particular effort to involve each child (and adult!) in a way that best suits his or her unique personality, style and level.

8. Take the time to patiently answer your children’s questions. If you don’t know the answer, create a powerful Chinuch experience by asking a rabbi and exploring the issue… together with your child.

9. Reinforce their Emunah through the Pesach Seder by explaining that the miracles of Yetzias Mitzrayim irrefutably demonstrated Hashem’s complete control over the world to millions of eyewitnesses. We attest to this truth every year on the Seder night.

10. Inspire yourself by remembering that tonight Jewish parents around the world are passing on a glorious 3,320 year old legacy to their children as their parents and ancestors have done before them. Realize that the Seder that you create for your children will inspire them for the rest of their lives and shape the future Seder that they will make for their children.

The Pesach Seder:
A Unique Opportunity to Instill Emunah in Our Children

The Mitvah of telling the story of Yetzias Mitzrayim is primarily focused on our children and family. Its main purpose is to instill in their hearts the full knowledge of Hashem’s sovereignty and the magnitude of His strength and miracles. One should explain the story to them in the language that they understand to make them aware of the extent of the wonders that Hashem performs. It is not sufficient to explain just the main points of Yetzias Mitzrayim written in the Haggadah. Instead, we should describe all of the miracles vividly as they are depicted in the Gemara, Midrashim and other Seforim. (Based on Yesod V'Shoresh Ha'avoda 9:6)

COURTESY OF THE COMMUNITY TRAINING INITIATIVE OF PRIORITY-1
Under the auspices of Harav Reuven Feinstein, Shlita

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Rabbi Moshe Gordon on the Seder and the Haggadah Through the Eyes of the Major Rishonim, Achronim and Poskim

Here is great series of Shiurim by Rabbi Moshe Gordon on the Seder and the Haggadah which covers the major Rishonim, Achronim and Poskim on the mitzvos of Pesach night.

Seder
Kadesh and Arba Kosos
Urchatz Karpas Yachatz
Hallel Rachtza Matza Heseiba
Maror Korech Shulchan Orech
Afikomen Barech End of Hallel Nirtza after Seder

Haggadagh
Intro to Sippur Yetzias Mitzrayim
HaLachma Anya Akiras HaShulchan Intro to Ma Nishtana
Ma Nishtana
Avadim Hayeinu Arami Oved Avi
Arami Oved Avi 2
Makos End of Magid

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Parshas Tzav-Shabbos HaGadol-April 4, 2009

Z’manim:

Candle Lighting: 7:04 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 5:43*
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 7:11 pm

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:46 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim:cancelled
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon:6:25 pm
Shabbos HaGadol Drashah: 6:55 pm
Maariv:8:14 pm

Weekday Shacharis
Sunday: 8:00 am
Monday: 6:20 & 7:35 am
Tuesday :6:30 & 7:35 am
Wednesday with Siyum:6:10 am

Maariv
Sunday-Tuesday 9:30 pm

*Wives of husbands attending the Plag Minyan should light 23 minutes after Minchah and not before.

*Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of April 4 is 5:42 am
**Please refer to the Pesach Schedule attachment in the AYnouncements for all the Z’manim throughout Pesach.
***The Rav will be available for M'chiras Chametz after Maariv on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
****Please note that the AYnouncements will not be published during Chol HaMoed.

On behalf of the officers, the gabbaim, and the board of directors, we wish the entire Kehilla a Chag Kasher V’Samei’ach!

Department of Sanitation Special Chametz Collection Schedule:
On Wednesday,, April 8, there will be a special curbside trash pick-up between midnight and 10:30 am. Be sure to have all your trash/chametz out at the curb in front of your house for pick up by midnight Tuesday. Please remember to separate your garbage and recycling.
In addition, the Department of Sanitation will have bins for bi’ur chametz stationed at the following locations from approximately 6:00 am until 11:00 am (Please DO NOT park in front of these locations):
In front of the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, located at 70-11 150th Street;
In front of the Young Israel of Queens Valley, located at 141-55 77th Avenue, near the parking lot
Shabbos Events

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas Sh'mini (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 Irwin and Eudice Nathan on the honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their grandson, Tzvi Rosenberg!

Schedule of Shiurim
Sunday, April 5:

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, April 7:
8:30-9:30 pm: Rav’s weekly shiur will not be held this week.
Thursday, April 9:
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 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. Although it is the week before Pesach, I am in need of volunteers to assist in the dinner preparations. Specifically, I need someone to do a mail-merge with labels, as well as stuffing and mailing of letters, and invitations. If you are able to help, please contact David Kirschner at djkirschner@verizon.net or 718-619-3637.

Community Events
Wednesday, April 8:

In a show of Jewish Unity, join the crowd at Flushing Meadow Park as we mark this rare and special opportunity to thank HaShem for His golorious creation.There will be Shachris at 7:45 am, Birchas HaChamah at 8:30 am, followed by a Siyum at 8:40 am. (Bring your own food if participating in the siyum.) In the event of rain, there will be no Shacharis. The location will be at Meadow Lake Promenade (East side of Lake-accessable via SB VanWyck coming from LIE.

Good Shabbos!