Friday, July 01, 2011

AYnouncements July 2, 2011 — Parshas Chukas — Rosh Chodesh Tamuz

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Kew Gardens Hills

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


July 2, 2011 Parshas Chukas Rosh Chodesh Tamuz


Candle Lighting

8:12 pm

Plag HaMinchah Minyan*

6:37 pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos**

7:30 pm

Hashkamah Minyan

7:15 am

Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim

5:00 pm

Daf Yomi

7:15 am


6:00 pm


8:30 am

Pirkei Avos: R’ David Hertzberg

8:50 pm

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma

9:14 am

Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos

9:21 pm

Weekday Shacharis

Weekday Maariv

Sunday (Rosh Chodesh Tamuz)

8:00 am


9:30 pm

Monday (July 4th)

8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

6:30 & 7:30 am


6:20 & 7:30 am

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

**Wives of men attending the 2nd Plag Minyan should light 20 minutes after Minchah.

Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of July 3 is 4:39 am.

Mazal Tov to…

Gershon Firestone upon his engagement to Miri Rosner

Shabbos Events

Pirkei Avos Shiur – 8:50 pm: given this week by R’ David Hertzberg

Next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush

The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush is scheduled to take place on Shabbos, Parshas Mas’ei (July 30). 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 for women & girls in commemoration of the Sh'loshim of Cindy Levin, a"h

Shabbos Parshas Balak, July 9, at 6:15 pm (following Minchah)
The Women's League will be”H hold a buffet S'udah Sh'lishis for women and girls only, in commemoration of the Sh'loshim of our beloved member, Cindy Levin, a"h. This free-of-charge event, which will take place in the Shul's social hall, will feature divrei Torah, songs, and memoirs, and will be open to any women in the community-at-large who had a connection to Cindy. For more information, please call 718-896-8251.

Hakaras HaTov to Our Officers and Boards

Thanks very much for the service of our outgoing officers (President Barry Simanowitz and Vice President Elliot Hecht) and Board members David Graubard, Reuven Grossman, David Kirschner, David Levin, and Michael Salzbank.

We wish Hatzlachah Rabah to our new officers and Board members, as listed on the bottom of Page 2.

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Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, July 3:

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, July 5:

8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halachah Shiur will resume after the summer.

Wednesday, July 6:

8:30-9:30 pm: R’ Zev Aeder’s Sh’eilos U’T’shuvos Series will resume after the summer.

Thursday, July 7:

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 the Churban Beis HaMikdash, led by Aaron Meltzer

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

Rav’s weekly shiur will resume after the summer.

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

Wednesday, July 6, 8:30 pm: Ateret Seminary for Women presents Rabbi Zvi Lew, popular Torah educator on selected halachic topics, with a weekly summer lecture series for women: eight Wednesday evenings, from June 29 through August 17, in the Shul (upstairs). This is a free event. For more information, please call 718-896-8251.

Hakaras HaTov

Thank you and Y’yasher Kochachem to all the Little League managers and coaches for their commitment and dedication to AY Baseball: Mitch Aeder (Manager, Major AY-A), Dovid Baum, Aaron Brody (Manager, Minor AY-B), Steven Dua, Rich Gewanter, Sruli Glaser, Chayim Herskowitz (Co-manager, Junior AY-A), David Kirschner (Coordinator & Manager, Junior AY-C), Asher Koenig, BZ Levovitz (Manager, Major AY-B), David Linn (Co-manager, Junior AY-A), Shlomo Miodownik, Heshy Neuman, Dov Nierman (Manager, Junior AY-B), Yosef Salzbank, Simcha Shapiro (Manager, Minor AY-A), Marc Silverman, Adam Sokol, Avi Chai Spearman, and Menashe Weiss.

Community News: Sunday, July 3, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

QJCC and the KGH Civic Association will hold “On Main” – A Summer Weekend Walk on Main Street between 71st Road and 72nd Avenue (near Shimon’s Pizza). There will be games, face painting, jump rope, arts & crafts, music, workshops, raffles, and prizes. Phil the Magician will be performing at 1:00 p.m.; Will Shaw Tumbles and Rumbles will be at 2:30 p.m.

Jay can be reached at for Shul business.

jay jaffe, president

board of directors

Alan Hochster, vice president

yussie englander, treasurer

Abba Cohen, secretary

ronnie schlanger, gabbai rishon

yonah levant, gabbai sheini

Yisroel Benedek

Harvey Blitz

mark frankel

Yoni Platovsky

Simcha Shapiro

Barry Simanowitz, immediate past president

Leon Stern

shari weiss

jennifer jaffe, Women’s League President

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