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CONGREGATION EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
May 15-22, 2015, 26 Iyyar – 4 Sivan 5775
Parshat Behar Bechokotai
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, May 15, 2015
41st Day of Omer
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
& 7:50 pm
Candle Lighting..................... 7:45
Shabbat, May 16, 2015
42nd Day of Omer
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15
Latest Shema........................ 9:14
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:40
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... 6:40
Women’s Shiur...................... Cancelled
Seudat Shelisheet................. 8:05 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 8:56
Sunday, May 17, 2015
43rd Day of Omer
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 4:38 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00
am - by Rabbi Avrohom
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
& 8:30 am
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ 8:25
am – Massechet Sukkah
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:55 pm
Weekdays –May 18-22, 2015
44th – 48th Day of Omer
Rosh Chodesh Sivan – May 19, 2015
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes
before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Mon & Thu
Shacharit.............................. 6:25 am Tue
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Wed & Fri
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm Mon-Thu
MAZAL TOV to Aharon Cohen on his
Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to his parents Avraham & Chana Cohen and siblings,
Chava Leah,Shifra, Ahuva & Hillel Chayim. Mazal Tov to his grandparents Dr.
and Mrs Sana Bloch & Dr.and Mrs Leonard Cohen. Mazal Tov to Aharon’s Great
Grandpa Paul who could not be here this Shabbat. Welcome to all the family and
friends who have joined from near and far to celebrate the simcha. We thank the
Cohen family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund.
MAZAL TOV to Soshie & Eli
Feder on the birth of a granddaughter, Sara Leora, born to their children Ari
& Ayelet Feder. Mazal tov to siblings, Emma and Eva.
MAZAL TOV to Marcia & Murray
Morris and Dr. Jeffrey & Alice Morris on the forthcoming marriage of their
granddaughter and daughter, Dr. Rachel Morris to Sam Bruce. Mazal Tov to
resident aunt and uncle, Nancy and Neil Smith and cousins Eric and Danny.
WELCOME to Malkie
and Rafi Allman and family and family who moved into their new home at 616 Junard Blvd. We
look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.
NIGHT DAVENING: Please be advised that the Beit
Medrash is booked this Friday night, therefore, the late Friday night minyan
will take place in the Main Sanctuary. Please use the Dogwood entrance when
entering and exiting the Shul.
PARSHA SHIUR DEDICATION: Rabbi
Menchel is dedicating the Shabbat morning parsha shiur in memory of his father,
Yisrael Yitzchok ben Dovid whose yartzeit is this Shabbat.
2:00 PM MINCHA:
Please be advised that the Main Sanctuary is booked this Shabbat, therefore the
2 PM Mincha minyan will take place in the Beit Medrash. Please do not walk
through the Main Sanctuary upon entering the Shul.
SEUDAT SHELISHEET is sponsored this week by Chana
& Avraham Cohen and family in honor of Aharon’s bar-mitzvah.
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 Shelach, June 13. 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 14. 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 Wednesday, June 10th.
If you would like to join as a sponsor for the annual kiddush, please
send an email to email@example.com with the information you would like
in the announcement.
ANNUAL YEAR END YOUTH CELEBRATION: Everyone is invited to our annual
end of the year Youth Celebration & Seudah, on Shabbat, Parshat Shelach,
June 13th at 6:00 pm at the home of Jessica & Kobi Leifer, 745 Evergreen Drive.
Join us as we celebrate another amazing year at ECDP, Youth Awards Ceremony,
Food, & Fun!
ECDP DINNER!! Our 13th Annual Dinner will take
place Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm at Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere, NY.
Please join us as we honor: Shragi and Ahava Feldman - Family of the Year
Awardees, Rabbi Joshua and Chana Kupchik - Hakarat Hatov Awardees. Email ads to
firstname.lastname@example.org; ad blanks and RSVP form available
online at http://bit.ly/Ecdpdinner2015. We look forward to greeting you
all on this special evening for our Shul. The Dinner Committee.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
GROUPS: In this week's Parsha, Parshat
Behar-Bechukotai, we are introduced to the concept of Shemittah. This concept
refers to farmers working the land and growing fruits and vegetables for six
years followed by a year where they can't work on the land at all or benefit
from anything that grows on the land. Hashem always plans that in the sixth
year, there will be more than enough fruit to last the farmers for the next
three years. Luckily for us, that only occurs in Israel and even so, we are not in
the seventh year of the cycle. We will be giving out fruit this Shabbat in
groups to celebrate the abundance of fruit that we have and it will definitely
be a "sweet" Shabbat! Hope to see you all on Shabbat!
BNEI AKIVA: Last SNIF/B'nei Akiva Program of the year -
Shabbat Afternoon - All 2nd -6th graders are invited to
enjoy a special Shabbat afternoon from 6:30 pm until Mincha with our B'nei
Akiva Snif leaders. Don't miss out!
SHUL LITTLE LEAGUE SCHEDULE: Sunday, May 17th has been posted on the league’s website at
www.westhempsteadshulslittleleague.com. Please bring water for the players, and make sure to check the "2015
BLOG" link on the website for any weather-related updates. Please remember
there are no games on May 24th (Shavuot) or May 31st
(Israel Day Parade). Please also note that the league has a limited number of
extra shirts and caps in different colors (youth and adult sizes) for sale at
$11/shirt, $9/cap or $18/pair; please e-mail email@example.com if you are interested.
SHAVUOT – YOUTH:
The Omer is winding down and that means Shavuot is right around
the corner! You don't want to miss our festivities this Shavuot with
"Sunday Sundaes" and "Monday Mounds"! To get more
information, you'll have to find out and come next week! Hope to see you all
there! P.S. Bring your sweet tooth!
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “The Secret Daughter” by Shilpi Somaya Gowda will take place this Monday, May 18, 2015 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.
Our cookbooks are here - 1 for $20 and 2 for $36. Don't miss out on being a
part of the ECDP Community. Please contact contact Sharon Tuckman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Hanuka at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Tizku
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 a new person/family that
recently moved into the neighborhood or someone who just 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 committee member.
Reminder. If you have an upcoming yahrzeit or simcha on Shabbat, please
send an email or contact our Gabbai, Shragi Feldman, at email@example.com during
the week prior to Shabbat so that the appropriate kibbud can be prepared in
SHUl SECURITY: To enhance security at our Shul,
the Sprague Avenue
entrance lock has been changed. The lock will automatically lock after it is
closed. Currently, the code remains the same. Too many people who are not
members of ECDP know the code, so at some time in the near future and
periodically afterwards the code will be changed. The membership will be
informed prior to any change in the code. We ask that you do not give the code
to anyone who should not have it. We continue to look for ways to improve our
safety and security and apologize for any inconvenience that current events
require us to adapt too. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or
ECDP FACEBOOK: 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 michael@NeshomaOrchestra.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, simply notify email@example.com 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 shul.
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 to www.whfoodbank.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
FLOWERS FOR SHAVUOT: Brighten your home with flowers for Shavuot while helping
the West Hempstead Food Bank. In memory of Jason Orlofsky Z'L, the Food Bank is
offering flowers for Shavuot, with half of the proceeds going to the Food Bank.
Flowers cost $18 or $36, and we will notify you where the flowers can be picked
up. Flowers can be ordered on-line at yiwh.org/flowers or you can drop off a check made
payable to the Young Israel of West Hempstead with the notation Food Bank
Flowers. No orders will be accepted without payment. Deadline for ordering is
this Friday, May 15th.
SAVE THE DATE – FIDF ANNUAL Dinner. This year's FIDF Dinner will be
held on May 27, 2015 at the Sephardic
Leeor Perl A’H:
In honor of the yartzeit of our precious daughter and sister - Leeor Perl A"H – we would love
for you to join us to hear scholar and speaker, Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, speak on the topic of Simchat HaChaim: Happiness - Catch Me If You
Can! Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015, Location: Anshei Shalom - 472 Hempstead
Ave, West Hempstead, NY 11552 - Main Shul, Program begins with mincha at 7:15
pm followed by Rabbi Jonathan Rietti at 7:35 pm followed by Maariv.
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 5T Community
collaborative conference – educating and inspring our children together,
Yeshivat Hakotel and Israel Schools in conjunction with Five Towns, Far
Rockaway, and West Hempstead Shuls, Schools, and Organizations invite you to
the 2nd annual Community Wide Collaborative, Morning Yom Iyun focused on how to
educate and inspire our children on the morning of June 28, 2015 / 11 Tammuz
5775 at The Young Israel of Woodmere.
Save the Date: Chabad’s Annual Women’s Spa Day, Tuesday, July 7,
the home, garden, heated pool of Joni Nathanson, 672 Wildwood Road, West
Hempstead, NY. Honoring Chaya Rochel Lieberman for her dedication to
Community Activities: Daytime
Evening Hours 7:00- 9:30pm; Hot and Cold dairy buffet lunch, Hot and cold meat
buffet dinner. Variety of Vendors, Swimming, Water Aerobics, Yoga, *Spa Capella
Evening Performance, Speakers, Arts and Crafts for all ages, Mah Jong, cards,
Dvar Torah, relaxation, raffle prizes, etc. One price for day and /or evening. Admission:
Donation to Chabad of West
Hempstead- 565 Nassau
Blvd. West Hempstead, NY. 11552. $36 (Early Bird admission by
June 25th- $30). Teens $18, Children 5-12 $5, Children under 5 free
(accompanied by adult). Babysitters will be around to help. Sponsors $100 (includes admission, 3 raffle
tickets, daytime massage, name on program). Patrons $72 (includes
admission, 3 raffle tickets, manicure, name on program)
COOKBOOK IN MEMORY OF YONAH SCHNEPPS: Our community cookbook, Smile -
Cooking with Chessed, in memory of Yonah Schneps A"H, is available for
purchase at Long Island Judaica, I&D Glatt or through Alisa Minkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Elisa Rosen (call or text
917-613-2614). The book is $18. Checks can be made out to HANC/Gottesman
Learning Center. Proceeds to benefit the Gottesman Learning
Center / Pearl Greene,
Sunday Morning Smile Program.
IDENTIFICATION FOR CHILDREN: 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.
HATZALAH'S emergency responders are available in West Hempstead. If you need immediate assistance, do not
hesitate to call Hatzalah at 718-387-1750 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 email@example.com.
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
"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 Fund.
Skirt G’Mach of West Hempstead. We have a wide variety of gently
used skirts, sizes 0 through plus sizes. We also have a limited number of
children’s skirts. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or
donating clothing please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact email@example.com. Deadline for
submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.