Friday, December 31, 2010

AYNOUNCEMENTS JANUARY 1, 2011 — PARSHAS VAEIRA

CONGREGATION AHAVAS YISROEL OF KEW GARDENS HILLS
FOCUSED ON TORAH, T’FILAH, G’MILUS CHASADIM, AND ERETZ YISROEL
RABBI HERSCHEL WELCHER, MARA D’ASRA
AYNOUNCEMENTS
JANUARY 1, 2011 — PARSHAS VAEIRA
Z’MANIM

Candle Lighting 4:19 pm Minchah Erev Shabbos 4:26 pm

Hashkamah Minyan 7:15 am Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim 3:20 pm
Daf Yomi 7:25 am Minchah followed by S’udah Sh’lishis 4:10 pm
Shacharis 8:30 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma 9:39 am Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos 5:29 pm

Weekday Shacharis Weekday Maariv
Sunday 8:00 am Sunday-Thursday 9:30 pm
Monday 6:20 & 7:30 am
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 6:30 & 7:30 am
Thursday (Rosh Chodesh Sh’vat) 6:10 & 7:30 am

Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of January 2nd is 6:30 am.

MAZAL TOV TO….
Yitz & Marissa Finch on the birth of a baby boy this week. The Shalom Zachar will take place on Friday evening at the home of David & Cindy Levin (144-39 73rd Avenue).
Danny & Tzerel Goldschmiedt on the Bar Mitzvah of their eldest grandson, Charlie (Binyomin Tzvi) Goldschmiedt,
and to his parents Eli & Riva Goldschmiedt of Woodmere this past Shabbos, Parshas Sh’mos. Mazal Tov to Charlie's great grandfather, Rabbi David Hill and the entire mishpachah.
Mark & Janet Herskovits on the marriage of there son, Tzvi to Temira Zwiren this past week
Dr. David & Barbara Hurwitz on the marriage of their son Eli to Chava Grosberg this past week
Jeffrey Murphy on the occasion of his Aufruf and forthcoming marriage to Julie Feigenbaum

SHABBOS EVENTS

Friday Evening Boys’ Shiur and Oneg

8:00-9:15 pm: R' Gottesman's bi-weekly Parshah Shiur and Oneg Shabbos program will take place THIS Friday evening at his home (141-31 72nd Crescent). All seventh and eighth grade boys are encouraged to attend.

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors
Anonymous
David & Adina Braverman on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of David’s father Gershon ben Avram z”l
Jeffrey Murphy on the occasion of his Aufruf and forthcoming marriage to Julie Feigenbaum

S'udah Sh'lishis Sponsors

Yossi & Judy Orbach on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of Yossi’s father HaRav Moshe b”r Shlomo Zalman z”l
Barry & Sarah Simanowitz on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of Sarah’s father Henoch Reuven ben David Meir HaKohen z”l

Motza’ei Shabbos Learning Program

Please join us in this tremendously successful program. This week, the doors will open at 7:00 pm with pizza served at 7:50 pm. Bring a friend, bring your children, or come alone. (Please be aware of when you ended eating fleishig.) Contact Mark or Barry if you wish to sponsor.


THE NEXT SHABBOS M’VORCHIM KIDDUSH
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas Mishpatim, January 29. 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 Barry Simanowitz (718-263-1816).

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SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 2:
8:45 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halachah Shiur is cancelled this week.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5:
8:30-9:30 pm: R’ Zev Aeder’s Gemara shiur in Maseches B’rachos – Perek Keitzad M’vorchim

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6:
8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series: “Bayis Sheini Chronology and the M’sorah”

COMMUNITY BEIS MEDRASH PROGRAM

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

EVERY MONDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah: Maharal on G’milas Chasadim, led by Aaron Meltzer
EVERY TUESDAY, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm Rav’s weekly shiur is cancelled this week.
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’ Mark Kutner
SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm 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 pm: Women’s League Weekly Tehillim Group

SHUL/COMMUNITY NEWS

CAY Baseball Registration

Pre-registration for the 2011 Jewish Community Little League season (boys, grades 3-8) is now underway. Registration and liability waiver forms may be downloaded from the blog at http://caykgh.blogspot.com/2010/12/ay-baseball-registration.html, or obtained by e-mailing David Kirschner at baseball@caykgh.org. The deadline for submitting the forms and payment (or authorization to bill Shul account) is Sunday, January 16. After then, registration will be open to non-Shul members, and registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. A date for uniform fittings will be scheduled once open registration has been completed.

Rocking Horse Resort Ranch

Join us for the 15th Annual Yeshiva Winter Getaway at the Rocking Horse Ranch Resort. Just 90 minutes from the GWB, the Ranch offers skiing, snow tubing, horseback riding, the amazing Big Splash Indoor Water Park, fun barn, three gourmet Glatt/Chalav Yisrael meals, minyanim, shiurim, professionally run day camp, and so much more. Its all- inclusive package price even includes tips and taxes. Stays begin as low as two hundred dollars per adult per night and eighty-nine dollars per child per night. Children under age four stay free. The more days you stay the less you pay per day! Proceeds benefit Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Kew Gardens Hills. Check out why this is the premiere winter getaway online at (www.rhranch.com). The Ranch goes kosher from January 23 until January 27. Call 800-64-RANCH for info and reservations. We make memories that last a lifetime!

Keep Kids Safe (Sunday, Jan 2, at 7:30 pm at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills)…
from inappropriate behavior at school and in the neighborhood. Included are prevention, awareness, and action strategies for parents, teachers, and rabbanim. Speakers include Rabbi Oelbaum, Dr. Zimmerman, Lois Raff (counsel to the Queens D.A.), and Rabbi Gluck. The event is sponsored by NCYI, QJCC, DA of Queens, Vaad of Queens, and JBFCS.


BARRY SIMANOWITZ, PRESIDENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ELLIOT HECHT, VICE PRESIDENT
YUSSIE ENGLANDER, TREASURER
JAY JAFFE, SECRETARY
RONNIE SCHLANGER, GABBAI RISHON
YONAH LEVANT, GABBAI SHEINI HARVEY BLITZ
MARK FRANKEL
DAVID GRAUBARD
REUVEN GROSSMAN
DAVID KIRSCHNER DAVID LEVIN, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
MICHAEL SALZBANK
SHARI WEISS


To have your announcements appear in the weekly AYnouncements, please send the text to cay.secretary@gmail.com by Wednesday evening.
Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for brevity and clarity.

Monday, December 27, 2010

AY Baseball Registration

Pre-registration for the 2011 Jewish Community Little League season (boys grades 3 – 8) is now underway. Detailed information concerning registration as well as the registration and liability waiver forms may be downloaded by click the links above or obtained by e-mailing David Kirschner at baseball@caykgh.org.

The deadline for submitting the forms and payment (or authorization to bill shul account) is Sunday, January 16. After then, registration will be open to non-shul members and registration will be on a first-come first-served basis. A date for uniform fittings will be scheduled once open registration has been completed.

Dr. David Pelcovitz - Three Keys to Building a Relationship With Your Child

On Moetz'ae Shabbos, December 25th, Dr. David Pelcovitz, one of the foremost child psychologist gave a lecture to over 500 men and women at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. You can download the shiur here.

Dr. Pelcovitz is the son of the former long time Rabbi of the White Shul in Far Rockaway, Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz and his lectures are filled with relevant Divrei Torah, psychological insights and amazing stories that drive home his message.

The lecture was sponsored by P’TACH, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the best possible Jewish and secular education to children who have been disenfranchised because of learning differences.

Find the Right Balance between Love and Limits.

Chazal say the key to good parenting is the left hand pushes away while the right hand brings closer. The left hand represents limits and the right hand represents love.

In our times, our general society is relaxing limits and we are affected by those changes. As an example Dr. Pelcovitz points out that the majority of teenagers surveyed in certain Orthodox communities feel that their parents should put more filters and controls on their Internet usage.

On the love side, Dr. Pelcovitz points out that the overwhelming majority of parents want to be better parents. As he put it, "A mother can only be as happy as her unhappiest child".

One area in which we can improve is giving our children our undivided attention. He speaks about email voice, which is the tone you detect when the person on the other side of a phone call is dealing with their email. We all have many distractions but we need to try to communicate with undivided attention with our children on a regular basis.

Keeping Perspective

The secular research on "mentsch making" says the number one predictor is how we talk about others with whom we disagree. We need to teach by modeling how we respect those we disagree with.

We have to realize that children are constantly absorbing lessons from our actions. And these lessons go very deep. Keeping perspective is a key component on good parenting.

Appreciating Your Child's Uniqueness

Dr. Pelcovitz points out that families have bumper stickers such as "Lakewood or Bust", "Ivy League Forever" or "Chesed or Else". However, we often have children who don't exactly fit into our vision. It's very important that we see our children as they are and bless them for who they are.

Taking that a step further we not only have to recognize them for who they are but we have to be grateful for who they are.

There are just some highlights and we want to strongly encourage that you download and listen to the wisdom that Dr. Pelcovitz is teaching.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Rabbi Welcher on Preparing for Tefillah - mp3

Rabbi Welcher on Preparing for Tefillah - mp3 can be downloaded here.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

AYNOUNCEMENTS DECEMBER 25, 2010 — PARSHAS SH’MOS

CONGREGATION AHAVAS YISROEL OF KEW GARDENS HILLS
FOCUSED ON TORAH, T’FILAH, G’MILUS CHASADIM, AND ERETZ YISROEL
RABBI HERSCHEL WELCHER, MARA D’ASRA
AYNOUNCEMENTS
DECEMBER 25, 2010 — PARSHAS SH’MOS
Z’MANIM

Candle Lighting 4:14 pm Minchah Erev Shabbos 4:21 pm

Hashkamah Minyan 7:15 am Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim 3:15 pm
Daf Yomi 7:25 am Minchah followed by S’udah Sh’lishis 4:05 pm
Shacharis 8:30 am Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos 5:24 pm
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma 9:37 am

Weekday Shacharis Weekday Maariv
Sunday 8:00 am Sunday-Thursday 9:30 pm
Monday and Thursday 6:20 & 7:30 am
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 6:30 & 7:30 am

Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of December 26th is 6:28 am.

MAZAL TOV TO….

Steve & Linda Brizel on the recent birth of a grandson, born to their children, Ari & Shani Sendic.

SHABBOS EVENTS

Friday Evening Boys’ Shiur and Oneg

8:00-9:15 pm: R' Baruch Gottesman's bi-weekly Parshah Shiur and Oneg Shabbos program will NOT take place this Friday evening at his home (141-31 72nd Crescent) but is expected to take place next week. Please check to confirm. All seventh and eighth grade boys are encouraged to attend the next Parshah Shiur and Oneg Shabbos program.

S'udah Sh'lishis Sponsors

Dr. Chaim & Chana Wasserman

S’udah Sh’lishis is a great way to commemorate a Yahrzeit or celebrate a Simchah. Even if you don’t have an event, joining our Pinch Hitters list helps our Shul when no other sponsors have volunteered. Please contact Geoffrey Landau by e-mail (glandau@earthlink.net) or by phone (718-263-5301) to sponsor S’udah Sh’lishis or to add your name to the Pinch Hitters list.

Motza’ei Shabbos Learning Program

Please join us in this tremendously successful program. This week, the doors will open at 7:00 pm with pizza served at 7:50 pm. Bring a friend, bring your children, or come alone. (Please be aware of when you ended eating fleishig.) Contact Mark or Barry if you wish to sponsor.

Last week’s Sponsor: R’ Chaim & Sunni Pearl in memory of Sunni’s mother, Esther bas Avraham Yaakov z”l



THE NEXT SHABBOS M’VORCHIM KIDDUSH
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas VaEira, January 1. 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 Barry Simanowitz (718-263-1816).


HAKARAS HATOV to the following additional members who helped purchase the Chanukah Menorah
for the Shul:

Yossi & Judy Orbach
Lewis & Jacqueline Rothstein
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SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26:
8:45 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halachah Shiur: “Preparing for T’filah – Part II”

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29:
8:30-9:30 pm: R’ Zev Aeder’s Gemara shiur in Maseches B’rachos – Perek Keitzad M’vorchim

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30:
8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series: “Bayis Sheini Chronology and the M’sorah”

COMMUNITY BEIS MEDRASH PROGRAM

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

EVERY MONDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah: Maharal on G’milas Chasadim, led by Aaron Meltzer
EVERY TUESDAY, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm Rav’s weekly shiur: “Preparing for T’filah – Part II”
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’ Mark Kutner
SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm 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 pm: Women’s League Weekly Tehillim Group

SHUL/COMMUNITY NEWS

Motza’ei Shabbos, December 25 – 8:00 pm

At the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (150-05 70th Road), PTACH proudly presents:

A special Queens community-wide event for parents: "Three Keys to Having a Great relationship with Your Child!"
with Dr. David Pelcovitz, renowned child psychologist. There is no charge for this event, and refreshments will be served. Parking will be available across the street in the YCQ parking lot.

Rocking Horse Resort Ranch

Join us for the 15th Annual Yeshiva Winter Getaway at the Rocking Horse Ranch Resort. Just 90 minutes from the GWB, the Ranch offers skiing, snow tubing, horseback riding, the amazing Big Splash Indoor Water Park, fun barn, three gourmet Glatt/Chalav Yisrael meals, minyanim, shiurim, professionally run day camp, and so much more. Its all- inclusive package price even includes tips and taxes. Stays begin as low as two hundred dollars per adult per night and eighty-nine dollars per child per night. Children under age four stay free. The more days you stay the less you pay per day! Proceeds benefit Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Kew Gardens Hills. Check out why this is the premiere winter getaway online at (www.rhranch.com). The Ranch goes kosher from January 23 until January 27. Call 800-64-RANCH for info and reservations. We make memories that last a lifetime!




http://caykgh.blogspot.com/


Barry can be reached at cay.president@gmail.com for Shul business.



BARRY SIMANOWITZ, PRESIDENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ELLIOT HECHT, VICE PRESIDENT
YUSSIE ENGLANDER, TREASURER
JAY JAFFE, SECRETARY
RONNIE SCHLANGER, GABBAI RISHON
YONAH LEVANT, GABBAI SHEINI HARVEY BLITZ
MARK FRANKEL
DAVID GRAUBARD
REUVEN GROSSMAN
DAVID KIRSCHNER DAVID LEVIN, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
MICHAEL SALZBANK
SHARI WEISS


To have your announcements appear in the weekly AYnouncements, please send the text to cay.secretary@gmail.com by Wednesday evening.
Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for brevity and clarity.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Reva Esther Robin a"h Memorial Service

Last night was the memorial service for Reva Esther Robin who was killed in a fatal car accident in New Hampshire on 14 Elul 5770.

Reva Esther was known for her chesed and in the last few years of her life, she dedicated herself to help people who passed away and did not have frum relatives to properly take care of their burials and perform zechuyos (merits) such as saying kaddish. She often used her own money for this purpose as well as for the mitzvah of obtaining a burial plot for those who otherwise would not have one. In one case she saved a father and son who died on the same day from cremation by convincing the family to arrange a Jewish burial.

At the service, Rabbi Herschel Welcher told of all the amazing things that happened after she died that allowed her to be buried on the day after she passed away in the absence of her closest relatives being available to make the arrangements. Rabbi Matis Blum also discussed that because she was often consulting Rabbis with her questions regarding these mitzvos her phone book was found and the Rabbis were contacted immediately after her passing.

Rabbi Tzvi Hebel from Lakewood, the author of a sefer called "The Neshamah Should Have an Aliyah," also spoke as this was the sefer that inspired Reva Esther a”h to start a Gemach for the purpose of doing mitzvos in memory of deceased individuals who did not have frum family.

Reva Esther was one of those amazing people who accomplished so much in her lifetime. She knew what it was like to have a small support network and she focused her chesed on helping Neshamos who had no one to support them after their passing.

The Aliyah Neshama Gemach has been set up in her name for people who do not have any family to honor their memory. The gemach will take on zechusim (merits) to elevate the neshama.

If you know of someone who needs their efforts please email aliyahneshama@gmail.com with the deceased's Hebrew name, father's name and yahrtzeit date. If you would like to volunteer, seen an email to aliyahneshama@gmail.com. You can make a tax deductible contribution to Congregation Ahavas Yisroel, and write in the memo, Fund for Reva Esther A"H. Checks can be mailed to Congregation Ahavas Yisroel, PO Box 670503, Station C, Kew Gardens Hills, NY 11367.

The memorial service for this amazing woman can be downloaded here.

Friday, December 17, 2010

AYNOUNCEMENTS DECEMBER 18, 2010 — PARSHAS VAY’CHI

CONGREGATION AHAVAS YISROEL OF KEW GARDENS HILLS
FOCUSED ON TORAH, T’FILAH, G’MILUS CHASADIM, AND ERETZ YISROEL
RABBI HERSCHEL WELCHER, MARA D’ASRA
AYNOUNCEMENTS
DECEMBER 18, 2010 — PARSHAS VAY’CHI
Z’MANIM

Candle Lighting 4:11 pm Minchah Erev Shabbos 4:05 pm

Hashkamah Minyan 7:15 am Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim 3:15 pm
Daf Yomi 7:25 am Minchah followed by S’udah Sh’lishis 4:00 pm
Shacharis 8:30 am Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos 5:20 pm
TEEN MINYAN 9:15 am
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma 9:33 am

Weekday Shacharis Weekday Maariv
Sunday 8:00 am Sunday-Thursday 9:30 pm
Monday, Thursday 6:20 & 7:30 am
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 6:30 & 7:30 am

Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of December 19th is 6:25 am.

MAZAL TOV TO….

Steven Jay & Kaila Aron on the recent birth of a granddaughter, born to their children Chaim Zev & Shaina Aron

R' Baruch & Susie Gottesman on the engagement of their daughter Risha to Yosef Portowicz of Brooklyn, NY

R’ Moshe & Sarah Kamin on the marriage of their granddaughter Bracha to Yakov Skolnick, and to parents
R’ Dovid & Shifra Sharfman

Allan & Renee Levy on the birth of a grandson, Yitzhak Meir, born to their children, AJ & Naomi Pearl

R’ Chaim & Sunni Pearl on the birth of a grandson, Yitzhak Meir, born to their children, AJ & Naomi Pearl

SHABBOS EVENTS

Women’s League Shiur

3:30 pm: Women’s League presents a shiur for women by Ettie Lapp entitled “Counting our Blessings,” at the home of Sam & Avigayil Straus (141-43 72nd Crescent).

S'udah Sh'lishis Sponsors

R’ David & Cynthia Levin, on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of David’s mother, Tzivia bas Nasan z”l

Motza’ei Shabbos Learning Program

Please join us in this tremendously successful program. This week, the doors will open at 7:00 pm with pizza served at 7:50 pm. Bring a friend, bring your children, or come alone. (Please be aware of when you ended eating fleishig.) Contact Mark or Barry if you wish to sponsor. This week’s Sponsor: Anonymous



THE NEXT SHABBOS M’VORCHIM KIDDUSH
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas VaEira, January 1. 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 Barry Simanowitz (718-263-1816).


Next Friday Evening Boys’ Shiur and Oneg

8:00-9:15 pm: R' Baruch Gottesman's bi-weekly Parshah Shiur and Oneg Shabbos program will take place NEXT Friday evening at his home (141-31 72nd Crescent). All seventh and eighth grade boys are encouraged to attend.

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SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19:
8:45 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halachah Shiur: “Topics in Halachah”

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22:
8:30-9:30 pm: R’ Zev Aeder’s Gemara shiur in Maseches B’rachos – Perek Keitzad M’vorchim

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23:
8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series: “Bayis Sheini Chronology and the M’sorah”

COMMUNITY BEIS MEDRASH PROGRAM

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

EVERY MONDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah: Maharal on G’milas Chasadim, led by Aaron Meltzer
EVERY TUESDAY, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm Rav’s weekly shiur: “Topics in Halachah”
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’ Mark Kutner
SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm 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 pm: Women’s League Weekly Tehillim Group

HAKARAS HATOV to the following members who helped purchase the Chanukah Menorah for the Shul

Gitle Bekelnitzky R’ David & Ilana Hertzberg Chaim & Nechama Rostker
Sima Bekelnitzky R’ Marty & Yaffa Katz Michael & Barbara Salzbank
R’ Yisroel & Shavie Benedek R’ Yoni & Adina Katz Ronnie & Miriam Schlanger
David & Adina Braverman David & Bella Kirschner Moishe & Gila Schwerd
Chaim & Ellen Cohen Uri & Esther Kops Yaakov & Atara Serle
R’ Yaakov & Tovah Finestone Herbert & Dvora Leventer Barry & Sarah Simanowitz
Mark & Linda Frankel R’ David & Cynthia Levin Binnie Sommer
Dr. Richard & Batya Gewanter Scott & Ilana Mathias Mendel & Rifka Starkman
Daniel & Tzerel Goldschmiedt Harold & Judith Mittel Leon & Sandy Stern
Reuven & Ruchie Grossman Gil & Esther Moscovici Rabbi & Rebbetzin Welcher
R’ Elliot & Leora Hecht Stuart & Lise Panish Women’s League
Raphael & Rivkah Rosenholtz
SHUL NEWS
A memorial for Reva Esther Robin a”h is scheduled for this Sunday evening, December 19, at 7 pm at the Shul. Rabbi Welcher and Rabbi Matis Blum, as well as Rabbi Tzvi Hebel from Lakewood, will be speaking. Rabbi Hebel is the author of a sefer called "The Neshamah Should Have an Aliyah," which inspired Reva Esther a”h to start a Gemach for the purpose of doing mitzvos in memory of deceased individuals who did not have frum family. Men and women are invited to attend. Voluntary donations will be collected to begin a fund in her memory. Please contact Isser & Faigi Rosenberg at 718-793-0458 with any questions.



http://caykgh.blogspot.com/


Barry can be reached at cay.president@gmail.com for Shul business.



BARRY SIMANOWITZ, PRESIDENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ELLIOT HECHT, VICE PRESIDENT
YUSSIE ENGLANDER, TREASURER
JAY JAFFE, SECRETARY
RONNIE SCHLANGER, GABBAI RISHON
YONAH LEVANT, GABBAI SHEINI HARVEY BLITZ
MARK FRANKEL
DAVID GRAUBARD
REUVEN GROSSMAN
DAVID KIRSCHNER DAVID LEVIN, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
MICHAEL SALZBANK
SHARI WEISS


To have your announcements appear in the weekly AYnouncements, please send the text to cay.secretary@gmail.com by Wednesday evening.
Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for brevity and clarity.

Friday, December 10, 2010

AYNOUNCEMENTS DECEMBER 11, 2010 — PARSHAS VAYIGASH

CONGREGATION AHAVAS YISROEL OF KEW GARDENS HILLS
FOCUSED ON TORAH, T’FILAH, G’MILUS CHASADIM, AND ERETZ YISROEL
RABBI HERSCHEL WELCHER, MARA D’ASRA
AYNOUNCEMENTS
DECEMBER 11, 2010 — PARSHAS VAYIGASH
Z’MANIM

Candle Lighting 4:09 pm Minchah Erev Shabbos 4:16 pm

Hashkamah Minyan 7:15 am Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim 3:15 pm
Daf Yomi 7:25 am Minchah followed by S’udah Sh’lishis 4:00 pm
Shacharis 8:30 am Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos 5:18 pm
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma 9:29 am

Weekday Shacharis Weekday Maariv
Sunday 8:00 am Sunday-Thursday 9:30 pm
Monday and Thursday 6:20 & 7:30 am Asarah B’Teves
Taanis starts at 6:01 am
Taanis ends at 5:12 pm with Kiddush
Tuesday and Wednesday 6:30 & 7:30 am
Friday (Asarah B’Teves) 6:10 & 7:30 am

Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of December 12th is 6:20 am.


HAMAKOM Y’NACHEIM

Condolences to Moshe Hecht on the loss of his father, Abraham Hecht. Shiv’ah concludes on Monday morning.

B’RUCHIM HABA’IM: The Shul welcomes the following new members: Ari & Yocheved Baum

SHABBOS EVENTS

Friday Evening Boys’ Shiur and Oneg

8:00-9:15 pm: R' Baruch Gottesman's bi-weekly Parshah Shiur and Oneg Shabbos program will take place THIS Friday evening at his home (141-31 72nd Crescent). All seventh and eighth grade boys are encouraged to attend.

Scholar-in-Residence Program Sponsors listed on Page 2

Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Shaya Cohen, Founder of Priority-1

Friday night at 8 PM: “The Happiness Imperative: The Need to Embrace the Joy of Torah”

Shabbos Morning Drashah  Sit-Down Kiddush after Davening (11-11:45 AM): “Taking Chinuch to the Next Level”

Minchah & S'udah Sh'lishis at 4:00 PM: “Hishtadlus vs. Bitachon: Finding a Path to Success”

S'udah Sh'lishis Sponsors

Harvey & Judy Blitz, on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of Harvey’s mother, חנה רחל בת ר' משה חיים הלוי ז"ל

Dr. Mark & Meira Kutner, on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of Mark’s father, ר' נתן נטע ב"ר זלמן הלוי ז"ל

Motza’ei Shabbos Learning Program

Please join us in this tremendously successful program. This week, the doors will open at 7:00 pm with pizza served at 7:50 pm. Bring a friend, bring your children, or come alone. (Please be aware of when you ended eating fleishig.) Contact Mark or Barry if you wish to sponsor. Last Week’s Sponsor: Anonymous

This week’s Sponsor: Steven & Shari Weiss, in memory of Malka Perel z”l bas Aharon Moshe ybl”c


THE NEXT SHABBOS M’VORCHIM KIDDUSH
The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas VaEira, January 1. 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 Barry Simanowitz (718-263-1816).

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SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12:
8:45 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halachah Shiur: “Halachos of Fasting on Erev Shabbos”

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15:
8:30-9:30 pm: R’ Zev Aeder’s Gemara shiur in Maseches B’rachos – Perek Keitzad M’vorchim

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16:
8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series: “Bayis Sheini Chronology and the M’sorah”

COMMUNITY BEIS MEDRASH PROGRAM

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

EVERY MONDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah: Maharal on G’milas Chasadim, led by Aaron Meltzer
EVERY TUESDAY, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm Rav’s weekly shiur: “Halachos of Fasting on Erev Shabbos”
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’ Mark Kutner
SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm 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 pm: Women’s League Weekly Tehillim Group

Please join the Women's League for a post-Chanukah pre-school Magic Show event on Sunday morning, December 12.
See flyer for details.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 8:30 pm: Rabbi Zvi Lew’s monthly women’s lecture series, which is now on Issues in Hilchos Kashrus, is held in the upstairs lobby of the Shul. The series is sponsored by Ateret Seminary for Women at Queens College. For more information, please call 718-896-8251

SHABBOS PARSHAS VAY’CHI, DECEMBER 18, 3:30 pm: Women’s League presents a shiur for women by Ettie Lapp entitled “Counting our Blessings,” at the home of Sam & Avigayil Straus (141-43 72nd Crescent).

SHUL NEWS

Scholar-in-Residence Program Sponsors

Mitch & Lita Aeder, Harvey & Judy Blitz, Mark & Linda Frankel, Reuven & Ruchie Grossman, David & Devorah Katz, Mattis & Ruchel Keller, Aron Kerekes, Yitzchok & Sara Rivka Pacht, Stuart & Lise Panish, Yaakov & Atara Serle,
Barry & Sarah Simanowitz, Sam & Avigayil Straus

Teen Minyan

A Teen Minyan is planned for Shabbos Parshas VaY’chi, December 18. Teens interested in participating should contact Richard Gewanter by e-mail (rgewanter@gmail.com) or by phone (718-969-6819).


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BARRY SIMANOWITZ, PRESIDENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ELLIOT HECHT, VICE PRESIDENT
YUSSIE ENGLANDER, TREASURER
JAY JAFFE, SECRETARY
RONNIE SCHLANGER, GABBAI RISHON
YONAH LEVANT, GABBAI SHEINI HARVEY BLITZ
MARK FRANKEL
DAVID GRAUBARD
REUVEN GROSSMAN
DAVID KIRSCHNER DAVID LEVIN, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
MICHAEL SALZBANK
SHARI WEISS


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Thursday, December 02, 2010

AYNOUNCEMENTS DECEMBER 4, 2010 — PARSHAS MIKEITZ — SHABBAS CHANUKAH

CONGREGATION AHAVAS YISROEL OF KEW GARDENS HILLS
FOCUSED ON TORAH, T’FILAH, G’MILUS CHASADIM, AND ERETZ YISROEL
RABBI HERSCHEL WELCHER, MARA D’ASRA
AYNOUNCEMENTS
DECEMBER 4, 2010 — PARSHAS MIKEITZ — SHABBAS CHANUKAH

Z’MANIM Early Minchah this week 3:00 pm
Candle Lighting 4:10 pm Minchah Erev Shabbos 4:17 pm

Hashkamah Minyan 7:15 am Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim 3:15 pm
Daf Yomi 7:25 am Minchah followed by S’udah Sh’lishis 4:00 pm
Shacharis 8:30 am Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos 5:18 pm
Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma 9:24 am Begin to say ותן טל ומטר לברכה tonight.

Chanukah Weekday Shacharis Weekday Maariv
Sunday 8:00 am Sunday-Thursday 9:30 pm
Monday and Thursday 6:15 & 7:30 am
חג חנוכה שמח!

Tues. & Wed. (Rosh Chodesh) 6:10 & 7:30 am
Friday 6:30 & 7:30 am

Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of December 5th is 6:14 am.

Begin to recite Tal U’Matar this Motza’ei Shabbos, December 5.

MAZAL TOV TO…

R’ Marty & Yaffa Katz on the engagement of their daughter Chaya to Tzviky Drebin, son of Chaim & Sorroh Drebin of Brooklyn, NY. Mazal Tov also to grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Simon

Aron Kerekes on his engagement to Esther Gella Roseman

SHABBOS EVENTS

Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush Sponsors

Chaim & Ellen Cohen, in honor of their new granddaughter, Avigail, born to their children Asher and Ashira Schepansky
Kenneth & Adrianne Graber of Buffalo, NY, in honor of the birthday of their daughter Batya
Batya Graber, in honor of her birthday
David & Malka Kaplow, as a Hakaras HaTov to the Shul
Uri & Hepzi Schechter
Sheila Simanowitz and Barry & Sarah Simanowitz, in honor of Barry’s father’s 70th Birthday
Steven & Shari Weiss, l’ilui nishmas Nachum Alter ben Yisrael Menachem z”l

The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush will take place on Parshas VaEira, January 1. 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 Barry Simanowitz (718-263-1816).

S’udah Sh’lishis Sponsors

Dr. Richard & Batya Gewanter, on the occasion of the Yahrzeit of Rich’s father, Alter Chaim Leib ben Elisha z”l

S’udah Sh’lishis is a great way to commemorate a Yahrzeit or celebrate a Simchah. Even if you don’t have an event, joining our Pinch Hitters list helps our Shul when no other sponsors have volunteered. Please contact Geoffrey Landau by e-mail (glandau@earthlink.net) or by phone (718-263-5301) to sponsor S’udah Sh’lishis or to add your name to the Pinch Hitters list.

Motza’ei Shabbos Learning Program
Please join us in this tremendously successful program. This week, the doors will open at 7:00 with pizza served at 7:50. Bring a friend, bring your children, or come alone. (Please be aware of when you ended eating fleishig.) Contact Mark or Barry if you wish to sponsor, this week or in the future.

HAKARAS HATOV to all those who participated in the purchase of the new Chanukah menorah for the Shul
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SCHEDULE OF SHIURIM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5:
8:45 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halachah Shiur (“The Hashkafah of Chanukah”)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8:
8:30-9:30 pm: R’ Zev Aeder’s Gemara shiur in Maseches B’rachos – Perek Keitzad M’vorchim

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9:
8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series “Chanukah in Context and in Perspective”

COMMUNITY BEIS MEDRASH PROGRAM

SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

EVERY MONDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah: Maharal on G’milas Chasadim, led by Aaron Meltzer
EVERY TUESDAY, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm Rav’s weekly shiur: “The Hashkafah of Chanukah”
EVERY WEDNESDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban led by R’ Mark Kutner
SUNDAY-THURSDAY, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm 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 pm: Women’s League Weekly Tehillim Group

Please join the Women's League for a post-Chanukah pre-school event on Sunday morning, December 12. Watch for flyer for details.

SHUL NEWS
SAVE THE DATE: Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Shaya Cohen – Next Shabbos
Rabbi Cohen founded Priority-1 in 1987 to help at-risk teenagers and their parents and families. Since then, the organization has evolved into a valuable resource for communities across the country. Its workshops and events have trained thousands of parents and educators to inspire children to a lifelong love of Torah and Yiddishkeit. Rabbi Shaya Cohen has been the Rosh HaYeshiva of Yeshiva Zichron Aryeh and Kollel Ner Yehoshua for the past 20 years. Before that, he founded Valley Torah High School in Los Angeles and served as its dean for a decade. Sponsors are needed at $100. Please contact Mark Frankel.

Friday night at 8 PM: “The Happiness Imperative: The Need to Embrace the Joy of Torah”

Shabbos Morning Drashah: “Taking Chinuch to the Next Level” Sit-Down Kiddush after Davening (11-11:45 AM)

Minchah & S'udah Sh'lishis at 4:00 PM: “Hishtadlus vs. Bitachon: Finding a Path to Success”

Teen Minyan is planned for Shabbos Parshas VaY’chi, December 18. Teens interested in participating should contact Richard Gewanter by e-mail (rgewanter@gmail.com) or by phone (718-969-6819


Friday Evening Boys’ Shiur and Oneg
8:00-9:15 pm: R' Gottesman's bi-weekly Parshah Shiur and Oneg Shabbos program will take place NEXT Friday
evening at his home (141-31 72nd Crescent). All seventh and eighth grade boys are encouraged to attend.



BARRY SIMANOWITZ, PRESIDENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ELLIOT HECHT, VICE PRESIDENT HARVEY BLITZ DAVID LEVIN, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
YUSSIE ENGLANDER, TREASURER MARK FRANKEL MICHAEL SALZBANK
JAY JAFFE, SECRETARY DAVID GRAUBARD SHARI WEISS
RONNIE SCHLANGER, GABBAI RISHON REUVEN GROSSMAN
YONAH LEVANT, GABBAI SHEINI DAVID KIRSCHNER

To have your announcements appear in the weekly AYnouncements, please send the text to cay.secretary@gmail.com by Wednesday evening.
Submissions are subject to approval and may be edited for brevity and clarity.