Friday, December 30, 2011

AYnouncements December 31, 2011- Parshas Vayigash

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Kew Gardens Hills
Focused on Torah, Tefilah, Gemilus Chasadim and Eretz Yisroel
Rabbi Herschel Welcher, Mara D’asra
December 31, 2011- Parshas Vayigash

Candle Lighting
4:18 pm
Mincha Erev Shabbos
4:25 pm

Hashkama Minyan
7:15 am
Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim
3:15 pm
Daf Yomi
*Thurs. Daf Yomi (Asarah B’Teves)
7:25 am
5:15 am
Mincha followed by Seudah Shelishis
4:00 pm
8:30 am

Sof Zeman Kerias Shema
9:39 am
Maariv / Motzaei Shabbos
5:28 pm

Weekday Shacharis
Weekday Maariv
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday
8:00 am
6:20 & 7:30 am
6:30 & 7:30 am
9:30 pm
*Thursday (Asarah B’Teves)
6:10 & 7:30 am
* Thursday – Asarah B’Teves –
Taanis begins: 6:07 AM, Taanis ends: 5:24 PM

Earliest Time for Talis and Tefilin for the week of December 31 is 6:30 am.
Hamakom Yenachem
We offer our condolences to Meira Kutner upon the loss of her mother, Mrs. Zelda Tepper. Shivah concludes on Sunday.
We extend our condolences to Reena Whitman upon the passing of her husband, our member, Moshe Whitman. Shivah concludes on Sunday.
Mazel Tov
To Dov & Gittel Nierman on the upcoming marriage of their daughter Rena to Raphael Gleiberman of Flatbush.
Shabbos Events
Seudah Shelishis
This week’s sponsors are: Mark & Meira Kutner in honor of the yahrzeit of his father, Nosson Nottah ben Zalman HaLevi z”l; Avigayil Gubin, in honor of the yahrzeit of her husband, Yosef ben Simcha HaLevi z”l; and Gary & Adina Estersohn in honor of the yahrzeit of his mother, Hentcha bas Shalom z”l.
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: 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. Sponsored by Steven & Shari Weiss, in memory of Shari’s sister Malka Perel z”l bas Aharon Moshe z”l

2012 AY Baseball Registration
Pre-registration for Ahavas Yisroel’s participation in the 2012 Jewish Community Little League season (boys grades 3 – 8) is now underway. Registration information and forms may be downloaded from the blog at:, or obtained by contacting David Kirschner at: The deadline for submitting all forms and payment (or authorization to bill shul account) is Sunday, January 15. After then, registration will be open to non-shul members on a first-come first-served basis. A date for uniform fittings will be scheduled once open registration has concluded.
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Schedule of Regular Shiurim

Sunday, January 1:
8:50 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Tikun Hamidos
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s chaburah on Maseches Berachos

Tuesday, January 3:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halacha Shiur: “Hashkafa and Halacha of Taanis”

Thursday, January 5:
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: “Ohr Chadash” on Purim, led by Aaron Meltzer
Every Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Rav’s weekly shiur: “Hashkafa and Halacha of Taanis”
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
Shiur by Rav Herschel Schachter - Motzai Shabbos, Dec 31 at 8:30 PM
The Vaad L'Chizuk HaTorah will be sponsoring a shiur for men and women given by HaRav Hershel Schachter Shlit"a entitled “Responsibility of Reporting Abuse”. Opening remarks will be given by R’ Yoel Schonfeld. The shiur will be held at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (70th Rd. and 150th St.)
QJC Music & Dinner Event – Sunday Jan. 1 at 5 PM
The Queens Jewish Center is holding a post-Chanukah event with live music and buffet dinner.
Shul address: 66-05 108 St., Forest Hills NY. For reservations: call (718) 459-8432, or email:
Asara B'Teves/ Yom Hakaddish Haklali Program – Wednesday Jan. 4 at 7:30 PM
Cong Ahavas Yisroel is once again co-sponsoring this program which will be held at the Young Israel of KGH. The speakers will be Rabbi Herschel Welcher & Rabbi Eytan Feiner, Rav Cong. Kneseth Israel (the White Shul) in Far Rockaway. Admission is free. Parking is available in the YCQ parking lot. Separate seating.
Singles Event/ Art Exhibit - Sunday Jan. 15 at 7:30 PM
The Orthodox Union, AFIKIM Foundation, OU, Saw You At Sinai, NCYI & YU Connects are sponsoring an art exhibit and interactive discussion for singles ages 23-34 “Out of the Depths and Into an Exquisite World of Hope and Faith” with artist Stan Lebovic. The event will be held at the Young Israel of Jamaica Estates: 83-10 188th St. Jamaica Estates, NY 11423. For more information or to register, email: or call: (718) 479-7500.

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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