Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bnouncements- Parshas Sh'mini- April 18, 2009

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

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 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

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:

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.