Friday, August 19, 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 20, 2011 Parshas Eikev


Candle Lighting

7:29 pm

Plag HaMinchah Minyan*

6:04 pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos**

7:00 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’ David Keehn

8:05 pm

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma

9:34 am

Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos

8:37 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 21 is 5:22 am.

Mazal Tov to…

Yaakov & Chernie Arfe on the birth of a grandson, born to their children Azriel & Aviva Stern. Yaakov & Chernie will host the Shalom Zachar for their new grandson at their home, 141-27 70th Road, starting at 9:00 pm.

Yossi & Judy Orbach on the birth of a grandson, born to their children Yisroel Meir & Sorali Isaacs in Jerusalem

Shabbos Events

Kiddush after Davening

Yaakov & Chernie Arfe invite the entire congregation to Kiddush after davening to celebrate the birth and bris milah of their grandson.

Pirkei Avos Shiur – 8:05 pm: given this week by R’ David Keehn

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 at 718-459-2290, or Contact Jay Jaffe at Volunteers are needed.

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Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, August 21:

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 24:

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): Weekly Tehillim Group

This Wednesday, August 24, 8:30 pm: Ateret Seminary for Women presents Rabbi Zvi Lew, popular Torah educator on selected halachic topics, in the Shul (upstairs). This is a free event. For more information, please call 718-896-8251.

CAY Women's League presents a shiur for women next Shabbos, Aug 27th, Parshas R’ei, at 5:15 pm. Dalia Caro will speak on "The Secret of Elul" at the home of Jay & Karen Daitchman, 144-23 72nd Road, l'ilui nishmas Karen's mother, ברכה אלישבע בת ר' מנחם ז"ל, on the occasion of her Yahrzeit.

Shul News

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

Yamim Nora’im Seats

With the approach of the Yamim Nora’im, the time to reserve Shul seats has arrived. We are offering a 10% discount for early reservations. To be eligible for the 10% discount, seat reservations must be received by Friday, September 2, with a check. After that date, the committee will have the right to sell seats on a first-come-first-served basis to other members. After Monday, September 12, we will open the sale of seats to non-members. Members will be responsible for the payment of their guests’ seats.

Women wishing to order seats after September 14 should call Ellen Cohen at 718-969-229.

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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