Friday, March 23, 2012

AYnouncements March 24, 2012- Parshas Vayikra, Parshas hachodesh, Rosh Chodesh Nissan

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel of Kew Gardens Hills
Focused on Torah, Tefilah, Gemilus Chasadim and Eretz Yisroel
Rabbi Herschel Welcher, Mara D’asra
March 24, 2012- Parshas Vayikra, Parshas hachodesh,
Rosh Chodesh Nissan

Candle Lighting
6:53 pm
Early Mincha
Mincha Erev Shabbos
5:35 pm
7:00 pm

Hashkama Minyan
7:15 am
Rabbi's Shiur in Pesachim
5:50 pm
Daf Yomi
7:25 am
Mincha followed by Seudah Shelishis
6:40 pm
8:30 am

Sof Zeman Kerias Shema
9:56 am
Maariv / Motzaei Shabbos
8:03 pm

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

Earliest Time for Talis and Tefilin for the week of March 25 is 6:00 am.
Mazal Tov
To Ruby & Mindy Ginsberg on the engagement of their daughter, Adina to Eliezer Plumer of Far Rockaway.
To R' Mark & Meira Kutner on the birth of a grandson, born to their children, Rivky & Dovid Teitelbaum.
The Shalom Zachar will take place Friday night in Congregation Ahavas Yisroel's simcha room at 9:30 PM.
Shabbos Events
This Shabbos, March 25 - Parshas VaYikra at 5:30 PM - CAY Women's League presents a shiur for women by Adina Brizel, entitled, "Rosh Chodesh Nissan: The World Will Be Watching" at the home of Steven and Linda Brizel (144-38 69th Road). This shiur is being given leilui nishmas Linda's father, Yaakov Yitzchak ben Yisrael z”l, in commemoration of his Yahrzeit.
Hakaras Hatov
To Geoffrey Landau for another successful Seudah Shelishis season.
Thank you to the following people for their help this past season in setting up and cleaning up for Seudah Shelishis: Reuvain Baum, Yoni Braverman, Eliezer Dyckman, Yussie Englander, Zvi Fishman, Rafi Friedman, Yisroel Friedman, Robert Garber, Richard Gewanter, Shimon Gewanter, Yechiel Mechel Goldberger, Harry Goldsmith, Shoshana Goldsmith, Ari Goldsmith, Yosef Chaim Gottesman, Lazer Greenwald, Benzion Halberstam, Alan Hochster, Ariel Hochster, Eitan Hochster, Aharon Katz, Akiva Katz, Dovi Katz, Yaakov Katz, Shua Katz, Mattis Keller, Mishael Yehuda Keller, Boruch Moshe Keller, David Levin, Mitch Marcus, Avraham Marcus, Menachem Petrushka, Avi Petrushka, Isser Rosenberg, Ronnie Schlanger, Hayim Schwartz, Yaakov Serle, Mordechai Serle, Yehuda Serle, Shmuel Serle, Yaakov Shapiro, Yehuda Shapiro, Barry Simanowitz, Leon Stern, Yaakov Wahrman, Steven Weiss, Shmuel Weiss. (Apologies for any omissions.) - Yossi Orbach
Seudah Shelishis
Sponsored by Rabbi & Mrs. Hayim Schwartz in commemoration of his mother’s yahrzeit, Rebbetzin Rachel Schwartz a”h, Rochel bas Harav Nosson Nota Leib.
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.

25th Annual Dinner – Sunday, April 29, 2012 honoring our Rav & Rebbetzin.
Journal Ad Deadline is April 16, 2012. Please be kind to the committee and journal chair and submit your ad and reservations now. there’s no mitzvah (maybe just a minhag) to wait until the week before.
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Schedule of Regular Shiurim

Sunday, march 26:
8:45 am: R’ Eliezer Maybruch’s shiur on Halachah and Hashkafah
9:30 am: R’ Yechezkel Rosenberg’s Chavrusah Program in Berachos

Tuesday, march 28:
8:30 pm: Rabbi Welcher’s Weekly Halacha Shiur: Halacha and Hashkafa of the Seder

Thursday, March 30:
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
Chaburah: Maharal on Haggadah, led by Aaron Meltzer
Every Tuesday, 8:30 - 9:30 pm
Rav’s weekly shiur: Halacha and Hashkafa of the Seder
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 Berurah, 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
Monday, March 26, at 8:00 PM -
Mrs. Shifra Rabenstien (acclaimed speaker from Baltimore) will be giving a shiur for women at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. The shiur is beingdedicated as a z’chus for the refuah sheleimah of Cheryl (Goldkrantz) Reitberger, Chaya Esther bas Feiga Yenta.
Wednesday, March 28th at 8 PM -
Dr. David Pelcovitz with be giving a presentation entitled "Developing Your Child's Uniqueness" at the Young Israel of Queens Valley. The shiur is sponsored by Kollel Toras Chaim.

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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