Friday, July 22, 2011


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 23, 2011 Parshas Matos


Candle Lighting

8:02 pm

Plag HaMinchah Minyan*

6:30 pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos**

7:30 pm

Hashkamah Minyan

7:15 am

Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachimŸ

5:00 pm

Daf Yomi

7:25 am


6:00 pm


8:30 am

Pirkei Avos: R’ Yaakov Kier

8:40 pm

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma

9:22 am

Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos

9:10 pm

ŸGiven by R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg

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 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 24 is 4:55 am.

Mazal Tov to…

R’ Moshe & Sara Kamin upon the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children Shimshon & Miriam Gewirtz

Shabbos Events

Pirkei Avos Shiur – 8:40 pm: given this week by R’ Yaakov Kier

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).

Next Shabbos, July 30 – 5:30 pm: A Shiur for Women by R’ Hayim Schwartz

“K’lal Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael: A Symbiotic Relationship” at the home of Gitle Bekelnitzky (147-09 72nd Drive)

l’ilui nishmas Gitle’s husband, Simcha Gedalia ben Shraga Feivush, on the occasion of his Yahrzeit

An Evening of Achdus in Memory of Leiby Kletzky a”h

Sunday, July 24 Ÿ Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (150-05 70th Road) Ÿ 7:30 pm Minchah, 7:45 pm program

The JBFCS, in partnership with Chai Lifeline and in collaboration with the Young Israel of KGH, the Queens Vaad, and the QJCC, will hold this Evening of Achdus. Speakers will include Rabbi Yoel Schonfeld (Rav, YIKGH: t’hilim and introduction), Rabbi Dr. Richard Weiss (Rav, Young Israel of Hillcrest), Dr. Norman Blumenthal (Director, Chai Lifeline’s Project CHAI), Debbie Fox, LCSW (Director, Aleinu Family Resource Center), Rabbi Aryeh Sokoloff (Rav, Kew Gardens Synagogue Adas Yeshurun). They will be addressing the recent tragedy and discuss child safety awareness as well as provide divrei chizuk.

Annual Shul Picnic – save the date!

Sunday, August 27, 2:00-6:00 pm: Shul Picnic at Cunningham Park. More details will follow. Volunteers are needed. Contact Jay Jaffe ( or Yussie Englander ( if you wish to volunteer.

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Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, July 24:

8:45 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah will resume after the summer.

9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in B’rachos

Thursday, July 28:

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

This Wednesday, July 27, 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.

Community Events

Tuesday evening, July 26 – Please join Rabbi & Mrs. Doniel Lander at a reception to benefit Project Witness

at their home, 137-25 71st Avenue. Guest Speaker will be Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel of America. There will be a video presentation.

August 6 (Shabbas Chazon), 6:45 pm, a S'udah Sh'lishis for marriage-minded singles (ages 24+)

The Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills cordially invites all marriage-minded singles (ages 24+) to a S'udah Sh'lishis

on August 6 (Shabbas Chazon), commencing at 6:45pm in the Simcha Room at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Please forward this information to your friends and family whom you think that this event would be of interest. Please RSVP to so they can determine how much food is needed. If you would like to help and/or sponsor, please see Yussie Englander. This event is co-sponsored by the Queens Shidduch Initiative ( and in conjunction with Cong. Ahavas Yisroel.

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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