Friday, August 21, 2009

Bnouncements-Parshas Shoftim-August 22, 2009

Candle Lighting: 7:26 pm
Plag HaMinchah Minyan: 6:01 pm*
Minchah Erev Shabbos: 7:00 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 .

Hashkamah Minyan: 7:15 am
Daf Yomi: 7:25 am
Shacharis: 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma: 9:35 am
Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim: 5:00 pm
Minchah Shabbos Afternoon: 6:00 pm
Pirkei Avos: 8:00 pm
Maariv: 8:33 pm

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

Sunday-Thursday: 9:30 pm

*Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of August 22nd is 5:24 am.*

This Shabbos afternoon, promptly at 5:00 pm, a Pirkei Avos Shiur for women will take place at Congregation Degel Israel (Rabbi Sheinfeld’s Shtiebel) on Main St. at 68th Drive. Tova Well will speak. All women are welcome to attend.

8:00 pm: Pirkei Avos Shiur, given this week by R' Shaul Gross

The next Shabbos Kiddush will take place on Parshiyos Nitzavim-VaYeilech (September 12). 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).

Siyum for Daf Yomi Bava Metzia – Sunday August 30 (not August 23rd)
6:45 Davening, 7:20 Siyum, 7:45 Bentching, 7:55 Daf

New Seating
The Shul’s new seating is to arrive this week. Please contact Mark Frankel at 718-575-9305 if you have not discussed your seat in the new seating arrangement.

Schedule of Shiurim
8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur will not be given this week.
9:15 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos. will not be given this week.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27: 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 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.

8:30 pm: Women’s League’s weekly Tehillim Group.
Community Events
Wednesday, August 26 - 7:00 PM
The Queens Jewish Community Council (QJCC) is sponsoring a free concert at Cunningham Park featuring "Yehuda" a well-known and outstanding performer. Last year's concert was fabulous. There is no charge; just bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Tuesday, September 1, at 7:00 PM at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (which is located at 150-05 70th Road in Kew Gardens Hills). In an effort to educate people about protecting children from improper behavior and sexual predatory acts, there will be a program open to the entire community sponsored by the National Council of Young Israel, the Queens Jewish Community Council, the Queens County District Attorney's Office, the Vaad Harabonim of Queens, Jewish Connections - Pride Of Judea - Ezrat Chayim, Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, and the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. The program is critical for parents, teachers, and rabbanim and will address prevention, awareness and action strategies. Opening remarks will be delivered by Rabbi Herschel Welcher, the Mara D'Asra of Congregation Ahavas Yisroel. The guest speaker will be David Pelcovitz, Ph.D., the Strauss Professor of Education and Psychology at the Azrieli School of Jewish Education at Yeshiva University.

For more information about "Keep Kids Safe from inappropriate behavior at school, in camp, and in the neighborhood," call Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, the Director of Programming for the National Council of Young Israel, at 212-929-1525, or send an e-mail to