Friday, December 09, 2011

AYnouncements December 10, 2011 — Parshas Vayishlach

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Kew Gardens Hills
Focused on Torah, Tefilah, Gemilus Chasadim and Eretz Yisroel Rabbi Herschel Welcher, Mara D’asra
December 10, 2011 — Parshas Vayishlach

Candle Lighting 4:09 pm Mincha Erev Shabbos 4:16 pm

Hashkama Minyan 7:15 am Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim 3:15 pm
Daf Yomi 7:25 am Mincha followed by Seudah Shelishis 4:00 pm
Shacharis 8:30 am
Sof Z'man Kerias Shema 9:28 am Maariv / Motzaei Shabbos 5:18 pm

Weekday Shacharis Weekday Maariv
Sunday 8:00 am Sunday-Thursday 9:30 pm
Monday & Thursday 6:20 & 7:30 am
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 6:30 & 7:30 am

Earliest Time for Talis and Tefilin for the week of December 11 is 6:19 am.

Mazal Tov to…

Mazal Tov to Yaakov & Atara Serle upon the engagement of their son, Shmuel to Mimi Rabovsky of Boca Raton, Fl.
Special Mazal Tov to Mrs. Belle Serle, grandmother of the chosson.

Welcome New Members
Our shul would like to welcome the following new members:
Benzion & Esti Zachai,
Moshe & Naomi Selevan

Shabbos Events
Oneg Shabbos Parsha Program
This Friday Night, Parshas Vayishlach, Dec 9 at 8:00 PM – Please join us for an oneg at the home of Sam & Avigayil Straus: 141-43 72nd Crescent. At 8:30 PM Mark Frankel will give a 30-minute parsha shiur.

CAY Teen Minyan
This Shabbos, Parshas Vayishlach, Dec 10 at 9:15 AM.
Please join us for our teen minyan. The Teen Minyan Kiddush sponsors for this week are Sam & Avigayil Straus.
Anyone interested in participating in laining, davening, dvar torah & any parents who wish to sponsor the Kiddush in future weeks should contact Rich Gewanter.

Seudah Shelishis
Seudah Shelishis 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 Seudah Shelishis or to add your name to the Pinch Hitters list.

Motzaei Shabbos Learning Program
Please join us in this tremendously successful program. Doors open: 7:00 pm, pizza served at 7:50 pm. Bring a friend, bring your children or come alone. (Please be aware of when you stopped eating fleishig.) Contact Mark or Jay if you wish to sponsor. Sponsorship is available for this week.

Next Shabbos Mevorchim Kiddush
The next Shabbos Mevorchim Kiddush is scheduled to take place on Shabbos, Parshas Mikeitz (Dec. 24). Sponsorship is $100. If you are interested in sponsoring, be it for a Simchah or a Yahrzeit, see or call Jay Jaffe (917-488-8227) or Barry Simanowitz (718-263-1816).

Schedule of Regular Shiurim
Sunday, December 11:
8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Tikun Hamidos
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusa Program in Berachos
Tuesday, December 13:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halacha Shiur: “Halachos of Chanukah”
Thursday, December 15:
8:30-9:25 pm: R' Yisroel Benedek's shiur series

Community Beis Medrash Program
Sunday-Thursday, 8:00 - 10:30 pm
Monday & Thursday, 9:00 - 9:30 pm Shiur on Halacha, given by R’ Chananya Berman*
Every Monday, 9:45 -10:15 pm Maharal Chabura: Why Hashem Created the World, led by Aaron Meltzer
Every Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 pm Rav’s weekly shiur: “Halachos of Chanukah”
Every Wednesday, 9:00 - 9:30 pm Shiur on Mussar & Hashkafa, given by R’ Aryeh Goldman*
Every Wednesday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm Chaburah on Chumash with Ramban, led by R’ Mark Kutner
Sunday-Thursday, 9:45 - 10:15 pm Chaburah on Mishnah Berura, 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, 9:00 pm: Women’s League Weekly Tehilim Group
Sunday, Dec. 11th, 11:30AM – 1PM Chanukah Pizza and Plaster event for girls in grades 1st-5th at Plaster Party Place: 96-09 Metropolitan Ave. Forest Hills. Cost: $5 members; $8 non-members. (Max $12 per family; $20 non-members) RSVP: Rifka Starkman 718-380-4225 Or . Looking for Teenage Volunteers.
Upcoming Shul/ Community Events
Saturday Night, December 10th at 8:30 PM - Jewish Heritage Center Chinese Auction
The auction will be held at the Shaare Tova Ballrom: 82-33 Lefferts Blvd. Kew Gardens. Orders can be sent by Phone, Fax & Web as well. For more info go to:, Email: or call (718) 575-3100.
QJCC Coat Drive - until Jan 10.
The QJCC is accepting donations of lightly used coats and sweaters for those in need within our community. The coat drive will run until January 10. Drop-off items at the QJCC office: 119-45 Union Turnpike (lower level of Ezra Academy) from 9AM– 4PM Mon.- Thurs. and 9AM – 1PM Friday. For further information call (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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