EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
May 27-June 3, 2016, 19-26 Iyyar
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, May 27, 2016
34th Day of Omer
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 7:57
& 8:05 pm
Shabbat, May 28, 2016
35th Day of Omer
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15
Latest Shema........................ 9:10
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:50
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... Cancelled
Women’s Shiur...................... Cancelled
Seudat Shelisheet................. 8:15 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 9:08
Sunday, May 29, 2016
36th Day of Omer
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 4:26 am
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am -
by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 &
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... Cancelled
Weekdays – May 30-June3,
37th – 41st Day of Omer
Memorial Day – May 30, 2016
minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
& 8:30 am Mon
am Tue, Wed & Fri
Mincha/Maariv....................... 8:05 pm Mon
CONDOLENCES: We regret
to announce the passing of David S. Gottesman, A"H, father of our member
Lisa Hochbaum, husband of Sylvia Gottesman, father of
Jay Gottesman and brother of Renee Etra. Shiva will
be observed Sunday morning and ending Thursday morning at the Hochbaum residence, 686 Evergreen Drive. Davening Times:
Sunday: Shacharit: 8:30am, Mincha/Maariv: 8:10pm; Monday: Shacharit:
8:10pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Shacharit:
8:10pm. May the families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
MAZAL TOV to
Rena Hecht on her becoming a bat mitzvah. Mazal Tov to her parents, Laurie
& Natan Hecht and her siblings, Jacob & Ari. Mazal Tov to her
grandparents Linda & Howard Katzman and Tzirel Hecht. We thank the Hecht family for their generous
donation to the ECDP Simcha fund in honor of this
MAZAL TOV to
Cali & Moshe Orenbuch on the engagement of their
son David to Tova Hammer of Woodmere. Mazal Tov to Tova's parents Sheri and Shalom Hammer. Mazal Tov to
resident grandparents Debbie and Nat Orenbuch, and
Bernard and Linda Suss, Lilly Daar
and Great grandmother Regina Glanzman and to all the other family members
sharing in the simcha. We thank
the Orenbuch family for their generous donation to
the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion.
MAZAL TOV to Ilona
Diamond on her Shabbat Kallah
and her upcoming marriage to Noah Krietner.
Mazal Tov to Ilona’s parents, Gabi & Sully Diamond and to her grandmother,
Susanne Schiller. Mazal Tov to Noah’s mother, Sandy Krietner.
Mazal Tov to Ilona’s siblings, Shoshana & Ben Diamond, Beth & Aaron
Diamond and Michael Diamond. Mazal Tov to Noah’s siblings, Tammy & Zeke Krietner, Vicki & Effi Krietner, Shira & Tzvi Krietner, Rebecca & Jeffrey Seiff
and Michelle & Rafi Adler. We thank the Diamond family for their generous
donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this
MAZAL TOV to Estee Siegel on her Shabbat Kallah and her
upcoming marriage to Avi Hirt of Bergenfield,
NJ. Welcome to all of her family and friends who have joined us for Shabbat.
MAZAL TOV to Hannah Socol on her Shabbat Kallah and
her upcoming marriage to Kevin Schrier of Woodmere,
NY. Mazal Tov to Hannah’s parents Leslie & Steve Socol,
and her grandparents, Laurie & Moishe Rosen and
Ginger & Sheldon Socol. Mazal Tov to Kevin's
parents, Barbara & Aryeh Schrier
and to his grandmother Anne Schrier-Bodner. Mazal Tov
to Hannah's brothers, Max, Ben, Jake & Jordan and to Kevin's brother and
sister-in-law Miriam & Ian. Mazal Tov to Hannah’s resident aunt and uncle,
Sharon & Steve Tuckman. We thank the Socol family
for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund
in honor of this occasion.
MAZAL TOV to Diane & Lenny Rosenthal on the bat mitzvah celebration of
their granddaughter Luca Jean Lemberger. A special mazal
tov to her parents Rachel & Aryeh and her
siblings Milo and Dexter. We thank the Rosenthal family for their generous
donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this
MAZAL TOV to Sharon & Heshy Sokel on the birth of two grandchildren. Baby boy born to
Rachel & Yehudah Sokel
of Flatbush and a baby girl born to Yosef & Dena Abraham of Yerushalayim. We thank the Sokel
family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha
Fund in honor of this occasion.
WELCOME to Shira & Jeremy Eisen
and family who recently moved into their new home at 725
Maple Place. We look forward to celebrating many smachot
together in the future.
WELCOME to Melissa & Ephi Strazynski and family who recently
moved into their new home at 719 Colonade Road. We
look forward to celebrating many smachot together in
The Hashkama Minyan Kiddush is being sponsored by Tzippy & Eric Thall in honor
of Tzippy's brother, Rabbi Yossi Stilerman.
Rabbi Stilerman is a Rosh Chaburah
and Maggid Shiur at The Jerusalem Kollel in Eretz Yisrael.
BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur is cancelled this week.
BOARD MEETING: There
will be a board meeting on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm.
program for all with dynamic speakers and delicious food at night. The schedule and details to
follow. If you are interested in speaking please
contact Rabbi Schwalb at email@example.com.
Graduation Kiddush & Graduate List:
We will be having our annual
Kiddush in honor of our Graduates of any age, including Pre-School,
Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College or University
graduates on Shabbat Nasso, June 18th. The
special cost for joining as a sponsor in honor of a graduate is $72. We are
also compiling our annual list of graduates that will be circulated on June 16th.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of your GRADUATE and include the graduate's
old school and new school (or professional info). The deadline for submissions
is Tuesday, June 14th. If you would like to join as a sponsor
for the annual kiddush, please send an email to email@example.com with the
information for the announcements.
ANNUAL YEAR END YOUTH CELEBRATION:
is invited to our annual end of the year Youth Celebration & Seudah, on Shabbat, Parshat Nasso, June 18th at 6:00 pm at the home of
Jessica & Kobi Leifer,
745 Evergreen Drive. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in
contributing food for the event. Please email Jessica Leifer
(Jleifer1@gmail.com) or Leah Fish (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are
interested. Join us as we celebrate another amazing year at ECDP, Youth Awards
Ceremony, Food, & Fun!
ECDP DINNER! After consultation with the honorees and discussion with
the Shul’s officers, the annual ECDP dinner is being
rescheduled. We are pleased to announce that this year’s annual dinner
will, Bezrat Hashem, take place on
September 11, 2016. We hope to see you all there as we celebrate, together,
with this year’s deserving honorees: Dalia
and Zev Brandel AND Leah and Jonathan Fish. Information about
sponsorship opportunities, reservations and journal ads will be forthcoming. ECDP
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
SHABBAT YOUTH GROUPS: Come join
us for groups this Shabbat, starting at 10 and running until Shul is over. We
have a lot of fun games planned this week, we can't wait to see you there! We've
been having an awesome few weeks at groups. Last week we had a delicious
"Kids Kiddush", and there was not an empty seat in the house! Special
thanks to Zack Tuckman who did all the behind the scenes stuff, we couldn't
have done it without you!
BNEI AKIVA SNIF: JOIN US THIS Shabbat
Afternoon, May 28th and travel back in time
to 1967 at SNIF from 5:30 – 6:45 pm at the YI Youth Wing - All 1st – 6th graders are invited to enjoy fun games,
snack great chinuch, and amazing madrichim
this Shabbat with our B'nei Akiva Snif leaders. Don't miss out!
is just a few weeks away, and we have some really fun events and programs
planned! We will be having various programs and activities spanning Erev Shavuot and Shavuot, it's going to be amazing! We'll
be sending out a flyer with details in the coming days, so look out for it!
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “My Notorious Life” by Kate
Manning, will take place Wednesday, June 1st at 8:30 pm at home of
Leah Fish, 632 Jefferson Street. The
books will be available at the West Hempstead library under Nancy’s book club.
COOKBOOKS: The Sisterhood is selling our own cookbooks, 1
for $20 and 2 for $36. Don't miss out on being a part of the ECDP Community.
Please contact Sharon Tuckman at email@example.com or Rachel Hanuka at firstname.lastname@example.org to get one today!
THE CHESSED COMMITTEE is seeking volunteers
to join our Chessed teams for occasional cooking, etc.
If you are able to participate in this special mitzvah, and for more
information, please contact Ahava Feldman: 516-538-1917 or email@example.com. Tizku
for Sprague Entrance: Please be advised that
we have replaced the lock for the Sprague entrance and have changed the
combination. Please use the combination efes,
vav, aleph, gimmel.
Please note that the combination will be changed on a periodic basis. Please
email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any
questions or comments.
SHUL REMINDERS: Please do not bring
any Strollers into the Shul. Strollers must remain outside all buildings.
Please do not bring food into the new sanctuary. Please remember to make sure
the doors are locked when you are the last or next to last person to leave the
Shul. Thank you for your cooperation.
MEMO FROM THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: If you know of someone who wants to find out
more information about joining our Shul please email their name, address, phone
number and/or email address to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be contacted by a membership
MEMO FROM THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE The Welcoming
Committee welcomes new families to West Hempstead. Additionally, they arrange a
Friday night dinner to be delivered to new families for their first Shabbat. We
are looking for more volunteers that would be interested in offering to bring
Shabbat food for a new family when they move in. If you would be interested in
being asked to cook one or two dishes every 3-6 months (depending on how
frequently people move in) please email Jessica Leifer
(Jleifer1@gmail.com) or Leah Fish (email@example.com) and we would be happy
to add you to our pool of volunteers. Thank you to all the volunteers who have
helped so far and the welcoming committee: Shira Greenberger, Yael Greenberger,
Shifra Levy, Deena Shapiro & Nancy Smith.
Additionally, if you know of anyone moving in please email the Welcoming
Committee with information on the new family so we can make sure to give all
new families a nice welcome to our community.
If you have an upcoming yahrzeit or simcha on
Shabbat, please send an email or contact our Gabbai, Shragi Feldman, at firstname.lastname@example.org during the week prior
to Shabbat so that the appropriate kibbud can be
prepared in advance.
Calling all Facebookers! ECDP's Facebook page is full
of pictures, news, announcements and updates! Be sure to like ECDP and stay current on what's going on! Click here for ECDP's Facebook
LIBRARY NOTICE: There are a number of seforim
that have been requested to be added to the Shul's Library. If you would like
to donate seforim in honor of a loved one, in honor
of a Simcha or in memory of a loved one, please
contact Michael Sojcher at email@example.com or 917-846-2271.
Simcha Fund: It is the practice in many shuls to mark special
occasions by donating to a shul charity fund. By giving to charity in
connection with a simcha, we recognize that our simchas are dependent on Hashem’s abundant kindness. ECDP
is pleased to announce the formation of a Simcha
Fund. We look forward to celebrating many happy occasions with all of you over
the coming years. To donate to the ECDP Simcha Fund,
firstname.lastname@example.org information about your
simcha for listing in the weekly announcements and
the amount of your donation.
AMAZON SMILE PURCHASES: Help raise money for our Shul at no extra cost to you. Just follow a few
easy steps: When making purchases please do so using the URL: https://smile.amazon.com/. Sign in using your email address and amazon password. Click on the drop
down box to select Congregation Eitz Chayim of Dogwood Park Inc. Proceed to make your purchase
as you would normally do. You have just generated a donation of 0.5% of the
price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to our
COURTESY TO OUR NEIGHBORS: Please make sure not to park your cars in any
way that blocks our neighbors' driveways. Additionally, please do
not walk through neighbors’ backyards on your way to and from the Shul unless
you know that the family does not mind.
WEST HEMPSTEAD FOOD BANK: For information, please contact Rabbi Schwalb
or call 917-656-1173. The food bank is not interested in knowing who you are,
only that we can provide food to you and your family. For more information go
The West Hempstead Food Bank
is now making available cards which can be given to your Shabbat hosts and/or
used for any other occasion. All proceeds from the sales of the cards, which
indicate that a donation has been made to the Food Bank, will be used to
purchase food. Cards are being sold in packages of 5 for a minimum $25
donation. To obtain the cards or for more information, please contact Amy Zehnwirth at email@example.com.
SIMCHA SCHEDULING. To avoid any simcha
scheduling conflicts, please make sure when planning a simcha
that you notify and check with the Shul and West Hempstead community calendars.
The Shul calendar is maintained by Heather Rutner firstname.lastname@example.org. The WH Community Calendar is maintained by
Wendy Pusateri, in the office of the Young Israel of
West Hempstead. Please contact Wendy at 516-481-7429 (ext 2) or by email at email@example.com to coordinate the date and times.
YAHRTZEIT PLAQUES. If you would like to order yahrtzeit
plaques in our shul, please contact Gail Hay at 516-414-1626 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEMPSTEAD MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: On Monday, May 30th, West Hempstead will
again hold its annual Memorial Day Parade, honoring the millions of men and
women who fought and died so bravely in service to our country. Because of the
valiant efforts of our soldiers combating the tyranny and evil of the Nazis,
the Allies were victorious and the concentration camps were liberated. For
those who wish to march, we are assembling at the St.Thomas
parking lot on Hempstead Avenue and Nassau Boulevard at 9:15AM. For those who
wish to watch and cheer on the marchers bring a comfy chair and assemble at
10:00AM in front of either the Young Israel of West Hempstead, HANC Elementary,
Bagel Town or Congregation Anshei Shalom, If you have
any questions, please call Joe Varon at 718-552-6449.
Annual Women's Spa Day to be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the
home/garden/pool of Joni Nathanson, 672 Wildwood
Road. Lots of exciting activities are planned for that day!! More information will
follow. If you enjoy singing and would like to participate in Chabad's SpaCapella Choir to perform the evening of the Spa Day,
please contact Shira Gittleman at email@example.com. Women of all ages who
enjoy singing are encouraged to participate and have a good time!
has been invited to join the thousands of others worldwide in planting trees in
memory of Ezra Schwartz h"yd and to show the
Schwartz family that we are all with them and share their pain in their time of
need. The Schwartz family has asked that everyone plant trees in memory of
Ezra. Together we can collectively plant a vineyard that will show the world
something beautiful. If ECDP plants at least 100 trees collectively we will
have our own permanently installed sign with the Shul's name and logo in the
"Ezra Schwartz Vineyard". Trees can be planted at www.Trees4Ezra.org. Please be sure to use
this link only as it has Eitz Chayim’s
code built in so we can track how many trees were planted through ECDP.
Parents should consider getting some form of ID for their children to carry
with them at all times. Below is a link to one such website. Carrying ID is so
important and quite inexpensive - starting at about $20. It is good to have on
for Shabbat, biking, walking, running etc. when kids (or even adults) don't
carry ID. May we only know smachot. http://www.roadid.com/Common/default.aspx
HATZALAH'S emergency responders are available in West
Hempstead. If you need immediate assistance, do not hesitate to call Hatzalah at
or 212-230-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
365 days a year. If you have questions for West Hempstead Hatzalah,
they can be reached via email at WHHATZOLAH@gmail.com.
THE SIMCHA CONNECTION sponsored by YIWH Sisterhood, invites all
singles to register on our database at www.yiwh.org/simchaconnection. It takes five to ten minutes to complete the
form. The database can only be viewed by the committee and allows them to
search for potential matches based on specific criteria such as age, hashkafa, etc. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOM'S BOUTIQUE G'MACH OF WEST
HEMPSTEAD has gowns, gowns and more gowns. If you are making a Simcha Please check us out! Gowns for girls till Bat
Mitzvah, Bridesmaids and mother of the Bride. All proceeds from the rentals are
given to the YIWH Rabbi's Fund. Please call Shaynee
Miller 516-485-8257 or Channie Stein 516-486-5062
"Just a Second" Maternity
of WEST Hempstead has all sizes - dresses, skirts, pants, long/short sleeve
shirts, sweaters, etc. All brands including Motherhood, Pea in a Pod, Olian, Mimi, Old Navy, Gap and more! For appointments or
donations (which are greatly appreciated!), please contact Annie at
917-656-6370 or Sarah at 516-567-0132 100% of sales go to the YIWH Rabbi's
Skirt G’Mach of West Hempstead. There are many skirts
and some suits in great condition in women's sizes 0-18+ and girls' sizes also.
Please e-mail email@example.com or call 516.292.1550
to schedule an appointment. There is NO cost for any items at the gemach. If you have skirts or dresses in excellent
condition which you want to donate, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact email@example.com.
Deadline for submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.