Thursday, April 02, 2009

Parshas Tzav-Shabbos HaGadol-April 4, 2009


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

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****Please note that the AYnouncements will not be published during Chol HaMoed.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 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 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!