Sponsorships are available for the email weekly announcements. The
cost of the sponsorship is $18 If you would like to be a sponsor in honor of a
wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Aufruf, Graduation, etc. or in memory of a loved one
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGREGATION EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
March 27 – April 3, 2015, 7-14 Nissan 5775
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, March 27, 2015
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 6:54
Shabbat, March 28, 2015
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15
Latest Shema........................ 9:53
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 5:30
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... 5:30
pm - Shabbat Hagadol Derasha
Shabbat Ends....................... 8:05
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:53 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
& 8:30 am
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ Cancelled
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:05 pm
Weekdays – March 30-April
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes
before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Mon & Thu
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue & Wed
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm Mon-Thu
Bedikat Chometz................... 8:05
Erev Pesach Schedule
Friday, April 3, 2015
Daf Yomi.............................. 45
minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Taanit Bechorim Begins......... 5:11 am
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 & 8:30 am
Eat Chometz By.................... 10:22
Burn Chometz By.................. 11:40
Candle Lighting..................... 7:02
MAZAL TOV to Dvorah Levy on the birth of a
grandson, Zev, to her children Chana Gila & Amichai Levy. Mazal tov to
great-grandparents Chaya & Reuven Grodner and Goldie & Mel Isaacs and
uncles, Yedidya, Hananel & Eliyahu and to aunt, Shira. We thank the Levy
family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this
MAZAL TOV to
Roberta Weinstein-Cohen & Mark Cohen on the birth of their first
grandchild, a son born to their daughter and son-in-law, Hanna & Yoni
Winkler, of Givat Shmuel, Israel. We thank the Cohen family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha
Fund in honor of this occasion.
Fire Safety Importance: Binyamin
Diamond, a member of the Lakeview Fire Department, will be speaking at the end
of both minyanim on Shabbat morning about fire safety and prevention.
ECDP DINNER, SAVE THE DATE!! 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: Ahava &
Shragi Feldman & Family - Family of the Year and Chana and Rabbi Josh
Kupchik - Hakarat Hatov. Invitations will be forthcoming.
Schwalb will be available at his home from 8:45 pm to 9:45 pm on Motzei Shabbat
and at 9:30 am – 10:00 am on Sunday morning to sell chometz. Additional times
will be announced.
Maot Chitim: Charity for those in need is being
divided between Israel
and WH. Checks should be given to Rabbi Schwalb and can be made out to the ECDP
The Shul will be cleaned for Pesach starting this Monday, March 30th. Please make sure to remove any
chometz items that you may have in the Shul prior to that date.
YOM HASHOAH PROGRAM: Saturday night, April 18th at 9:30pm, at the Young Israel
of West Hempstead, This year's program is sponsored by the Young Israel of West
Hempstead, Congregation Anshei Shalom and Congregation Eitz Chayim of Dogwood Park. This year, the Yom Hashoah
Committee is proud to present, Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern
Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University.
Besides her many books on the Holocaust, in 1994, she was appointed by
President Bill Clinton to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. In 2005
she was asked by President George W. Bush to be part of a small delegation
which represented the White House at the 60th anniversary commemoration of the
liberation of Auschwitz. Her book, Denying the
Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory, is the first full length
study of those who attempt to deny the Holocaust. Sponsorships are available
for a one-line dedication for $36. Master Sponsors may insert a dedication of
up to three lines for $100. (There is a maximum of 20 words per line for all
dedications.) Please write your check to "Young Israel of West
Hempstead" and indicate "Yom Hashoah Dedication" on your check.
Checks must be received at the Young Israel office by March 31, 2015.
The NORPAC Mission: Reserve Now with a goal of improving ties between the US and Israel, enables 'regular' citizens
to advocate on selected topics directly to Members of Congress, will take place
on Wednesday, May 13. Round trip transportation to Washington,
DC from West Hempstead.
Register at http://norpac.net/mission-registration
5:00AM - Shacharit (YIWH Beis Medrash)
5:45AM - Bus departs from YIWH, Breakfast on-board
11:00AM - Arrive in Washington DC, Convention Center, Plenary Session &
12:15PM - Depart for Capitol Hill
1:00PM - 4:30PM - Meetings with Congressional Leaders on "The Hill"
5:00PM - Return and Gather at Convention Center, Mincha
6:00PM - Load buses and depart, Dinner on-board, Rest stop on way home for
Fees: Adults: $175
*Note: Mission participants must be
18 years of age (or older) or be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. If you
are unable to attend the mission but wish to sponsor others, or you want to
participate but cannot afford it, please contact a WH NORPAC Committee member. WH
NORPAC Committee: David Baratz (email@example.com), Bob Margulies (firstname.lastname@example.org), Marshall Dumont (email@example.com).
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
SHABBAT GROUPS: This week is known by many as
Shabbat Hagadol, meaning Pesach is in the coming week. The literal translation
of Shabbat Hagadol is "The Big Shabbat" and that is just what this
week in groups will be. Nothing says "Big" like a Youth Kiddush with
delicious Cholent and Kugel for the children to enjoy. But wait, there's more!
We will be playing "Pesach Trivia: The Ultimate Challenge, Part one"
to get the children in the spirit of Pesach with challenging questions about
the holiday. This is certainly a week you don't want to miss, especially since
you would be missing out on our "BIG" festivities. See you all on
Shabbat and remember, "THINK BIG" because that's exactly what this
Shabbat will be.
BNEI AKIVA: All
children are invited to enjoy the creative games and much more of B'nei Akiva this
Shabbat afternoon from 5:30 P.M. until Mincha at YIWH.
Youth PRE-PESACH MOVIE: With all the cleaning going on
around the house before Pesach, we understand things may get a little hectic.
Send your children over to the Shul as we get ready for Pesach by watching
"The Prince of Egypt" and enjoying some delicious pizza this coming
Sunday, March 29th! Boys and girls grades N-3 are all welcome to join us from
11AM-1PM free of charge! Hope to see you all there!
LITTLE LEAGUE UPDATE: We are looking forward to this Sunday’s
Opening Day. With the weather a little on the cool side, we will not be having
full games this week – this Sunday will be a first practice, at the following
times and locations:
Kindergarten / T-Ball - 11:15 - Cornwell #2
3/4/5 Girls - 11:15 AM - Cornwell #1
1/2 Boys - 1:15 PM - Cornwell #2
3/4 Boys - 3:30 PM - Cornwell #2
5/6/7 Boys - 3:30 PM - Cornwell #1
A tentative schedule for the rest of the season has been posted on the league’s
website. We are excited for your children to get out to the fields, play ball,
meet the coaches, and have fun!
For any inclement weather or game day updates – please see the 2015 Blog on our
website at www.westhempsteadshulslittleleague.com.
NOTE: if you have not yet registered, please do so over the weekend or bring
your registration form/check to the field on Sunday and speak with any of the
on-site coaches or commissioners. Please do not wait; please forward this to
any friends or classmates so that they can register as soon as possible by
downloading registration forms and all relevant information from the league’s
Hamoed Peach New Roc
City: Don't you wish you could play mini
golf, bowling and arcade games all at once? Are you between the grades of 4 and
8? Well you can! Join us on Tuesday, April 7th as we go to New Roc city and
enjoy a day of fun on their facility! The cost is $35 and if you would like to
get more information or sign up, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org See you all there!
Hamoed Peach SIX FLAGS: The deadline has been extended to Sunday March 29! Join us
on Wednesday, April 8th as we travel to Six Flags Great Adventure for a day of
thrilling rides and relaxing with friends! All high school kids are invited and
it's $45. If you would like more information or to sign up, send us an email at
email@example.com. We can't wait!
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “Family Tree” by Barbara Delinsky will take place Monday, April 20, 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
MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE
We ask that if you are the last person to leave, that you
please remember to turn out the lights and lock the door. Many items have been
left in the coat rooms for some period of time. Seformin have been moved to a
shelf outside the entrance to the Beit Medrash. Tallit bags have been left in
their place. Long coats have been moved to the Beit Medrash coat room, and all
other items have been moved to a container in the room next to the toddler
group room. If you are missing something, please check those locations. Any
items left will be donated or discarded in January.
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
HELP US HELP FROM RINA & ARI HIRSCH: The Hirsch family is collecting
maot chitim for Yesha families in need. Food and a check are distributed to over
1600 families on our list that need our assistance. All of the families live in
Yesha. Almost all are working families that just need some help. They are
provided with wine, Matzoh, grape juice, chicken, meat and a check. We do
this with zero expenses. Every dollar you give goes to help a need family. We
go where nobody else goes. They live in Hebron
and the hills around Hebron.
They are from the entire Gush Etzion, about 100 families in Beitar. Families in
Every Yishuv in the Shomron; including Itamar, Yitzhar,Elon Moreh. Shilo,Maale
Levona, Eli and every other big and small yishuv. The Rabbis in the yishuvim
supervise that every penny that goes out goes to a deserving family. Please
help us complete this years project. Our budget is well over $200,000. You can make
out your check and mail to Cong. Bnai Israel, 3190 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11210. Please take 5 minutes to see a video of our
work at http://matzohfund.com/?page_id=484 Or you can donate online at the same
site. Please help us help. Any questions please feel free to call Mr. Hirsch at
SAVE THE DATE – FIDF ANNUAL Dinner. This year's FIDF Dinner will be
held on May 27, 2015 at the Sephardic Temple.
HANC High School the Kol-Avinoam Torah café: HANC High School
is excited to launch a brand new initiative -- the Kol-Avinoam Torah Cafe for
parents and alumni. This program will be centered around various chagim and
will include a breakfast and two shiurim from members of our talented HANC High
School faculty. Join us this Monday, March
30th/10 Nisan for its inaugural Shiurim.
COOKBOOK IN MEMORY OF YONAH SCHNEPPS: Sponsorships available for
Cookbook in memory of Yonah Schnepps. For $180 you can sponsor a cookbook
section and dedicate the section in someone’s honor or memory - full page
sponsorship. Sponsorships starting from $36 also available - personal listing
on sponsorship pages from one to four lines. All proceeds for the cookbook will
go to the Sunday Smiles Program for more information. Alisa Minkin (516)-539-1651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Naomi Goldenberg 516-680-6198 or e
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.