Thursday, May 19, 2011

AYnouncements May 21, 2011 — Parshas B’Chukosai

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Kew Gardens Hills

Focused on Torah, T’filah, G’milus Chasadim, and Eretz Yisroel
Rabbi Herschel Welcher, Mara D’Asra


May 21, 2011 Parshas B’Chukosai


Candle Lighting

7:52 pm

Plag HaMinchah Minyan*

6:20 pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos

7:59 pm

Hashkamah Minyan

7:15 am

Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim

5:00 pm

Daf Yomi

7:25 am


6:00 pm


8:30 am

Pirkei Avos Shiur: R’ Mark Kutner

8:30 pm

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma

9:13 am

Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos

9:02 pm

Weekday Shacharis

Weekday Maariv


8:00 am


9:30 pm

Monday & Thursday

6:20 & 7:30 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday

6:30 & 7:30 am

*Wives of husbands attending this Plag Minyan should light 23 minutes after Minchah and not before.

Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of May 22 is 4:43 am.

Shabbos Events

Women’s League Shiur

5:30 pm Women’s League presents a shiur for women by Rivkah Engelson Meyerowitz on the subject, V’Ahavta L’Rei’acha Kamocha: The Three Relationships of Love”

at the home of R’ David & Ilana Hertzberg (141-18 70th Road)

Pirkei Avos Shiur – 8:30 pm: given this week by R’ Mark Kutner

Next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush

The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush is scheduled to take place on Shabbas Parshas BaMidbar (May 28). 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).

Our Shul’s 24th ANNUAL DINNER

honoring David & Bella Kirschner

Invitations have gone out for our Dinner,

which will be held on Tuesday, May 31, at the Young Israel of Hillcrest.

Please respond quickly by e-mailing your reservations and journal ads to

The Journal deadline is May 22. Dinner Chair: Simcha Shapiro

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Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, May 22:

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, May 24:

8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halachah Shiur: “Talmud Torah”

Wednesday, May 25:

8:30-9:30 pm: R’ Zev Aeder’s Sh’eilos U’T’shuvos Series: The propriety of reciting "L'Shem Yichud"

Thursday, May 26:

8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series: “The Rambam on the M’sorah”

Community Beis Medrash Program

Sunday-Thursday, 8:00 pm-10:30 pm

Monday & Thursday, 9:00 pm-9:30 pm

Shiur on Halachah, given by R’ Chananya Berman*

Every Monday, 9:45 pm-10:15 pm

Chaburah: Maharal on Shavuos, led by Aaron Meltzer

Every Tuesday, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm

Rav’s weekly shiur: “Talmud Torah”

Every Wednesday, 9:00 pm-9:30 pm

Shiur on Mussar & Hashkafah, given by R’ Aryeh Goldman*

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

*Sponsored by Tifereth Bnei Torah

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

Clothing Drive: The Women’s League will collect clothing to ship to Israel this Monday, May 23, 7:00-10:00 pm at the Shul. The Women’s League is looking for children’s and teen’s clothing that is in excellent condition. There is a great need for both Shabbos and everyday clothing. Due to import restrictions, we can no longer send shoes, and due to space restrictions we are not sending coats.

The drive is being held as a Z’chus for a R’fuah Sh’leimah for Eidel Chaya bas Gittel.

Please contact Sunni Pearl at 718-544-9206 for more information or to volunteer to sort and pack.

Community News

The QJCC and the Rego Park Chabad will hold a Lag BaOmer “Festival of Unity” this Sunday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m., at the Horace Harding Playground (located on 62nd Drive, between 97th and 98th Streets, next to P.S. 206 in Rego Park). The family event will feature a free concert by Yoel Sharabi (at 1:00 p.m.) and the Torah Tots (at 2:30 p.m.). There will also be face painting, arts & crafts, and inflatables. Admission is free.

Todd & Kerrie Greenwald are being honored by Mesivta Chofetz Chaim on Wednesday, June 1.

Please contact Mark Frankel (718-793-8891) to participate in a group ad from CAY. The Journal deadline is May 25.

Barry can be reached at 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

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