Friday, August 12, 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


August 13, 2011 Parshas VaEschanan Shabbas Nachamu


Candle Lighting

7:39 pm

Plag HaMinchah Minyan*

6:12 pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos**

7:10 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’ Noach Light

8:15 pm

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma

9:32 am

Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos

8:47 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 August 14 is 5:15 am.

Mazal Tov To…

Todd & Kerrie Greenwald on the recent Bar Mitzvah of their son Aaron

B’ruchim HaBa’im…

to our new members Natan & Elana Goldstein

Shabbos Events

Pirkei Avos Shiur – 8:15 pm: given this week by R’ Noach Light

Next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush

The next Shabbos M’vorchim Kiddush is scheduled to take place on Shabbos, Parshas R’ei (August 27). 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).

Annual Shul Picnic – save the date!

Sunday, August 28, 1:00-5:00 pm, at Cunningham Park. Cost: $5 per Shul member family
(age 8 and up, maximum $20 per family) RSVP to ( Or call Yoni Platovsky (718-459-2290)
Or Contact Jay Jaffe ( Volunteers are needed.

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Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, August 14:

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, August 17:

8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur: The Anshei K’neses HaG’dolah and beyond

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 concerning Rosh HaShanah, 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, 8:30 pm (in the summer): Women’s League Weekly Tehillim Group

This Wednesday, August 17, 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.

Shul & Community Events

Simcha Shapiro will receive the Avodas Hakodesh Award at the Young Israel of Huntington's Fifteenth Annual Journal Dinner. Anyone interested in participating in a group ad should e-mail David Kirschner at

Once again, the Queens Jewish Community Council will hold its annual free concert series at Cunningham Park (196th Street and Union Turnpike). All concerts begin at 7:00 pm. Bring a lounge chair or blanket.

Wednesday, August 17 – “YiddishFest 2011: Music for a Better World” featuring Eleanor Reissa with Frank London’s Klezmeer Brass Allstars & Galeet Dardashi and Divahn

Wednesday, August 24 – Michoel Pruzansky

Wednesday, August 31 – Jewish Music under the Stars, featuring a local band, “Except Saturday.”

For additional information, contact the QJCC at 718-544-9033.

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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