Friday, December 16, 2011

AYnouncements December 17, 2011 — Parshas Vayeishev

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Kew Gardens Hills
Focused on Torah, Tefilah, Gemilus Chasadim and Eretz Yisroel
Rabbi Herschel Welcher, Mara D’asra
December 17, 2011 — Parshas Vayeishev

Candle Lighting
4:10 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
8:30 am

Sof Z'man Kerias Shema
9:32 am
Maariv / Motzaei Shabbos
5:20 pm

Weekday Shacharis
Weekday Maariv
8:00 am
9:30 pm
Monday & Thursday
6:20 & 7:30 am
* Chanukah - first night Tues. Dec. 20
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday
6:30 & 7:30 am

Earliest Time for Talis and Tefilin for the week of December 17 is 6:25 am.
Hamakom Yenacheim
Condolences to the Solnica & Love families upon the loss of Mrs. Sally Love Solnica. Shiv’ah concludes Sunday morning.
Condolences to Doris Feinstein upon the passing of her mother in law, Mrs. Miriam Feinstein.
Mazal Tov to…
Mazal Tov to Simcha & Adina Shapiro on the Bas Mitzvah of their daughter, Leah
Mazal Tov to R’ Meir & Bat Sheva Marcus on the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Avraham
Special Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Max & Esther Leah Marcus, and Mollie Vancier.
Kiddush after Davening
R' Meir & Bat Sheva Marcus invite the entire Shul to a Kiddush after davening in honor of their son, Avraham
Shabbos Events
Seudah Shelishis
This week’s sponsors are Leon & Sandy Stern in commemoration of the yarhrzeit of his mother, Rachel bas Daniel.
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).

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Schedule of Regular Shiurim

Sunday, December 18:
8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Tikun Hamidos
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusa Program in Berachos

Tuesday, December 20:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halacha Shiur: “Halachos of Chanukah”

Thursday, December 22:
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
Upcoming Shul/ Community Events
Oneg for Singles - Friday night, December 23 at 8PM
There will be an oneg for singles at the home of David and Rena Maslansky, 137-15 76th Ave. at 8:00pm.
Please inform single men & women who might be interested in attending. Sponsors are welcome.
For more information please contact Yussie Englander.
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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