Friday, July 08, 2011

AYnouncements July 9, 2011 — Parshas Balak

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 9, 2011 Parshas Balak


Candle Lighting

8:10 pm

Plag HaMinchah Minyan*

6:36 pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos**

7:30 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: R’Ari Sendic

8:45 pm

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma

9:16 am

Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos

9:19 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 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 10 is 4:43 am.

Mazal Tov to…

Rabbi & Rebbetzin Welcher on the birth of two grandchildren this week* (See below)

R’ Yaakov & Tovah Finestone on the marriage of their daughter Chaya to Shmuel Dovid Meth of Philadelphia

Dr. Stanley & Evelyn Ocken on the birth of a grandson, born to their children Levi & Dalia Ocken

Chaim Eli & Tammy Welcher upon the birth of a son this week*

Dovid & Faige Welcher upon the birth of a daughter this week

*Shalom Zachar

The Rav & Rebbetzin and Chaim Eli & Tammy Welcher invite the entire Kehilah to a Shalom Zachar, which will take place at 9:15 pm at the Rav & Rebbetzin’s home (136-07 72nd Ave.).

Shabbos Events

S'udah Sh'lishis in commemoration of the Sh'loshim of Cynthia Levin ע"ה for women & girls

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, Cynthia 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.

Pirkei Avos Shiur – 8:45 pm: given this week by R’Ari Sendic

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).

The Sh'loshim Commemoration of Cynthia Levin ע"ה: this Sunday, July 10, at 8 pm

The program, which will take place in the Shul, will begin with Minchah and will be followed by the Siyum Mishnayos and divrei hesped. The program will conclude with Maariv at 9:30 pm. Men and women are encouraged to attend.

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Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, July 10:

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 12:

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

Wednesday, July 13:

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

Thursday, July 14:

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 13, 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.

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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