Thursday, July 02, 2009

Bnouncements-Parshiyos Chukas-Balak, July 4, 2009


Candle Lighting:8:12 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 6:37 pm*
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 7:30 pm **

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:15 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim: 5:00 pm
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon: 6:00 pm
Pirkei Avos: 8:50 pm
Maariv: 9:20 pm

Weekday Shacharis
Sunday: 8:00 am
Monday: 6:20 & 7:35 am
Thursday (17 Tamuz): 6:10 & 7:35 am
Tues., Wed., & Friday: 6:30 & 7:35 am

Thursday 7:55 pm

Sunday-Wednesday: 9:30 pm
Thursday: 8:50 pm

*Wives of husbands attending the First Plag Minyan should light 23 minutes after Minchah and not before.
**Wives of husbands attending the Second Plag Minyan should light 20 minutes after Minchah .

*Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of July 4 is 4:41 am.*
**Taanis begins 4:20 am and fast ends 9:11 pm**

The Rav and the Rebbetzin are in Eretz Yisroel until July 14. If you have an emergency and need to reach the Rav in Eretz Yisroel during this time period, the telephone number is 011-972-2-582-4924. Alternatively, you can contact David Levin at (home) 718-793-5963 or cell number (917-406-9884). Additionally, you can contact Chaim Eli at 718-268-8199 or 718-872-8260. From July 15 until August 23, the Rav and Rebbetzin will be on vacation. They may be reached at 845-292-5806.

Shabbos Events
Shabbos Afternoon:

8:50 pm: Pirkei Avos shiur, given this week by R' Avraham Moshe Heller.

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors:
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas Matos-Mas'ei (July 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).

Next Shabbos: Parshas Pinchas (July 11):
6:25 pm: R' Moshe Schwerd will give a shiur entitled “The Churban's Collateral Damage.”
Schedule of Shiurim
Sunday, July 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.
Thursday, July 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 given this week because of the Taanis.

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 resume after the summer.
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:
9:30: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group.
Wednesday, July 8:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Zvi Lew's Summer Lecture Series for women will be held in the Shul. There will be seven weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings at 8:30 pm from July 1st –Aug. 19th (excluding Erev Tish'ah B’Av–July 29th). Each free-of-charge session will cover a self-contained sub-topic within Hilchos Shabbos. As in the past, this series is sponsored by Ateret Seminary for Women. For more information, please call 718-896-8251.

AY Little League
AY Baseball Coordinator David Kirschner wishes to express his heartfelt Hakaras HaTov to the following coaches: Mitch Aeder, Robert Barris, Elliott Friedman, Rich Gewanter, Chayim Herskowitz (Junior AY-B Co-manager), Jonathan Kaplowitz, Aaron Kessler, David Linn (Junior AY-B Co-manager), Shlomo Miodownik, Dov Nierman, Simcha Shapiro (Junior AY-A Manager & Asst. Coordinator), Marc Silverman, Adam Sokol, Menashe Weiss (Intermediate Manager), and Steven Weiss (Prep Manager). Your time, dedication, and patience are very much appreciated. Without you, AY Baseball would not exist. While the season was filled with isolated successes and many challenges, overall everyone enjoyed the experience, improved his skills, and learned a little something about teamwork.

Birthday Event
We are planning be"H to have an 80th birthday party for Willie Saffern in the Boulevard Alps, located at 7161 159th Street, Kew Gardens Hills, on Wednesday evening, July 15, between 6:30 P.M. and 7:30 P.M. The entire Shul is invited. The directions to Boulevard Alps are as follows: Travel west on 73rd Avenue until Parsons Boulevard. Make a left onto Parsons Boulevard. One short block later, make a right onto 72nd Avenue. Boulevard Alps is halfway down the block on the left side recessed, in from the street. There usually is parking in the area. Estimated travel time from the shul to Boulevard Alps is approximately two minutes.