Friday, September 02, 2011

AYnouncements September 3, 2011 — Parshas Shoftim

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Kew Gardens Hills

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


September 3, 2011 Parshas Shoftim


Candle Lighting

7:08 pm

Minchah Erev Shabbos

7:15 pm

Hashkamah Minyan

7:15 am

Rabbi's Shiur in P'sachim

5:00 pm

Daf Yomi

7:25 am


6:00 pm*

Sof Z'man K'rias Sh'ma

9:39 am

Maariv / Motza’ei Shabbos

8:15 pm

*this week only

Weekday Shacharis

Weekday Maariv


8:00 am


9:30 pm

Monday (Labor Day)

8:00 am

Tuesday ,Wednesday & Friday

6:30 & 7:30 am


6:20 & 7:30 am

Earliest Time for Talis and T'filin for the week of September 4 is 5:35 am.

HaMakom Y’nacheim

Condolences to R’ Chaim Pearl and Reena Whitman on the passing of their brother, Dovid Pearl. Shiv’ah concludes on Sunday morning.

Mazal Tov to…

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

David & Bella Kirschner on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Dovi

Zishe & Lorri Waxman on the engagement of their daughter Chaviva to Moshe Verschleisser

B’ruchim HaBa’im

The Shul welcomes back our Rav and Rebbetzin from their vacation.

The Shul welcomes the following new members: Mordechai & Yael Estersohn

Shabbos Events

Women's League Shiur

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.

S’udah Sh’lishis begins next week

S'udah Sh'lishis is a great way to commemorate a Yahrzeit or celebrate a Simchah. Even if you don't have an event, joining our Pinch Hitters list helps our Shul when no other sponsors have volunteered. Please contact Geoffrey Landau by e-mail ( or by phone (718-263-5301) to sponsor S'udah Sh'lishis or to add your name to the Pinch Hitters list. The start of the new S'udah Sh'lishis season will begin next Shabbos, September 10.

Next Shabbos Kiddush

The next Shabbos Kiddush is scheduled to take place on Shabbos, Parshiyos Nitzavim-VaYeilech (September 24). 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).

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Schedule of Shiurim

Sunday, September 4:

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, September 8:

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

Yamim Nora’im Seats

With the approach of the Yamim Nora’im, the time to reserve Shul seats has arrived. We were offering a 10% discount for early reservations. To be eligible for the 10% discount, seat reservations must have been received by Friday, September 2, with a check. After that date, the committee has 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 718-969-2291.

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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