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CONGREGATION EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK

661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
www.ecdp.info

June 10-17 2016, 4-11 Sivan 5776
Parshat Bamidbar
Shavuot

SCHEDULE OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM

Friday, June 10, 2016
48th Day of Omer
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 8:06 pm
Mincha.................................. 7:00 & 8:15 pm

Shabbat, June 11, 2016
49th Day of Omer
Erev Shavuot
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:09 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... 7:00 pm
Women’s Shiur...................... 6:45 pm at Dvorah Levy’s house - Topic: Ruth through the writings of Aviva Zorenberg
Mincha.................................. 8:00 pm
Maariv.................................. 9:09 pm
Candelighting........................ 9:16 pm

Shavuot Night Learning Schedule:
Open to All Except Where Specified (Beit Medrash is Available for Chavruta learning after 12:25am Throughout the Evening)

11:00 pm – 11:50 pm (Beit Medrash)
Youth Parent Child Learning (Rafi Allman)

10:45 pm – 11:25 pm (Main Sanctuary)
Megillat Rut: A Case Study of the Heroines of Tanach (Rabbi Rosenthal)

11:30 pm – 12:20 am (Main Sanctuary)
Miriam: Woman of Valor and Role Model for Generations (For Women Only, Mrs. Beaty Menchel)

11:30pm – 12:25 am (Toddler Room)
Bikkurim in Our Lives (Rabbi Bencion Schlager)

12:00am – 1:00 am (Youth Leaders)
Delicious BBQ for our Youth Leaders – Bring a Friend and enjoy Yummy BBQ made by our very own Rafi Allman

12:30am – 1:20 am (Toddler room, for Women Only)
A Lesser Known Story about Matan Torah (Gloria Nusbacher)

12:35am – 1:25 am (Main Sanctuary)
Davening by Heart: Maintaining Proper Focus During Tefilah (Rabbi Hochbaum)

1:00am – 1:50 am (for teens and college (young adult men) Upstairs)
Keeping Things Under Wraps What Happens if you Try Snapchatting a Picture of the Aron (Rabbi Glatt)

1:35 am – 2:25 am (Main Sanctuary)
The Har Sinai Experience: Less is More (Rabbi Menchel)

2:35 am - 3:25 am (Main Sanctuary)
The Most Underrated Part of Prayer (Rabbi Glatt)

3:35 am – 4:45 am (Main Sanctuary)
Torah versus Parnasa (Rabbi Schwalb)

Sunday, June 12, 2016
Shavuot – 1st day
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 4:20 am
Shacharit.............................. 4:50, 7:30 & 9:00 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:09 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:15 pm
Mincha.................................. 8:15 pm
Candelighting Not before....... 9:17 pm (Change from Calendar)

Monday, June 13, 2016
Shavuot – 2nd day
Yizkor
Megilat Rut
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 4:20 am
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 8:45 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:09 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Yizkor not before .................. 10:30 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:15 pm
Mincha.................................. 8:15 pm
Maariv.................................. 9:10 am
Yom Tov Ends...................... 9:18 pm

Weekdays –June 14-17, 2016
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Thu
Mincha/Maariv....................... 8:15 pm Tue-Thu
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm Tue-Thu

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME to Esti & Evan Hirschhorn and family who recently moved into their new home at 316 Collins Lane. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

WELCOME to Yonina & Avi Lermer and family who recently joined our Shul. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

MANC notice for MEN: The mikvah will be open for men on Erev Shavout, Friday, June 10, 2016 from 7 am. till 9 am. The $18 fee is to cover costs.

Library Donation: Five-volume set of Rabbi Norman Lamm Derashot Ledorot, Dedicated to the memory of Mr. David Schonbrun, A"H, father of our member Esti Rubin. by Rabbi Gary and Beaty Menchel
New additions to our library:
Peninim Mishulchan HaGra, Rabbeinu Yonah on Pirkei Avos – Judaica Press (English), Otzar Plaos Hatorah Breishit, Shmot & Vayikra, Sichos Mussar Rav Chaim Shmulevitz 2 volumes (Hebrew)

SHAVUOT LEARNING SPONSORS: We thank the following families for sponsoring:
Night of Learning:
Edna & Meyer Blumstein in
honor of Meyer’s mother’s recent Yartzheit כא אייר and Meyer’s fathers upcoming Yartzheit.
Hochhauser family L'ilui nishmat Zelig ben Eliezer Yosef
Rena & David Maryles & Family, in honor of our parents Helen & Martin Schiowitz and Sara & Koppy Maryles, may they each be zocheh to continue with strength in their pursuit of torah, mitzvot and chesed, until 120
Frieda & Victor Oelbaum in memory of my father Irving Tuchman, Yisroel ben Yosef, who loved learning at Eitz Chaim on Shavuot night.
Penn Family Lezecher Nishmat Ira's father, Eliezer Hirsch ben Binyamin whose yahrzeit is on Shabbat Erev Shavuout
Ritter Family
Smith Family
Single Shiur: Leah & Ed Freeberg
Yael & Dovi Greenberger
in honor of the yahrtzeit of Dovi's grandfather, Harav Shlomo ben Zev, whose yahrtzeit is on the 6th of Sivan.

HASHKAMA MINYAN: The Hashkama Minyan Kiddush which will take place on Shabbat and both days of Yom Tov is being sponsored by Shoshana and Benjamin Diamond, in honor of the following birthdays - Shoshana, Sully, Gabriella, Lily, and a special 90th for their grandmother, Susanne Schiller, as well as Ilona and Noah Kreitner in honor of their recent wedding.

KIDDUSH ON 2nd Day of Shavuot: There will be a cold Kiddush after the 9 am davening in the Beit Medrash on the 2nd day of Shavuot, Monday, June 13.
 

BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur will not take place next week.

Annual 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 graduate@ecdp.info 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 graduate@ecdp.info with the information for the announcements.

ANNUAL YEAR END YOUTH CELEBRATION: Everyone 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 (lshanfel@yahoo.com) if you are interested. Join us as we celebrate another amazing year at ECDP, Youth Awards Ceremony, Food, & Fun!

ECDP DINNER! We are pleased to announce that this year’s annual dinner will, IY”H, 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 Dinner Committee.

 

YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES

SHABBAT YOUTH GROUPS: We will be having regular Youth Groups on Shabbat, as well as regular Youth Groups on both days of Shavuot! Groups on all 3 days will start at 10am and run until Shul is over.

PARENT/CHILD LEARNING - SHAVUOT EDITION!!!

In honor of Shavuot, we are bringing back one of our most popular youth events, Parent/Child Learning! ("PCL"). Not only that, but we will actually be running PCL TWICE over Shavuot, during the following times:
-Motzei Shabbat, 11pm-12am (in the ECDP Beit Midrash, with Sushi & Ice Cream!)
-Monday Afternoon, from 5pm-6pm (in the ECDP Beit Midrash, with a full Ice Cream bar!)
All children and their parents are welcome to join us for both PCL sessions! Learning, Food, Snacks, Raffles, & Prizes!! Don't forget to bring your learning materials!

YOUTH LEADER MIDNIGHT "BBQ BREAKFAST": BRING A FRIEND! All ECDP Youth Leaders are welcome to join us at ECDP on the first night of Shavuot from 12am-1am for a Midnight "BBQ Breakfast"!! Thanks to all of you for everything that you have done for the Youth Department this year. We can't wait to see you there, and feel free to bring your friends!

HAKARAT HATOV! SHAVUOT PCL SPONSORS: The ECDP Youth Department would like to give a very big "Thank You" to Oma's Sushi, & 16 Handles (of Garden City) for sponsoring the Sushi & Ice cream for this year's Shavuot PCL events. Special thanks to Uri Orenbauch for taking the time to arrange it.

 

SISTERHOOD NOTICES

ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “My Notorious Life” by Kate Manning will be meeting on Sunday, June 12 at 5:30 pm at the 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 stuckman923@gmail.com or Rachel Hanuka at myska43@yahoo.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 havalee619@gmail.com. Tizku L’Mitzvot!

 

SHUL NOTICES

New Combination 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 house@ecdp.info 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 juappel@optonline.net or hwrutner@yahoo.com so they can be contacted by a membership committee member.

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 (lshanfel@yahoo.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.

Yahrzeit/Simcha Reminder. If you have an upcoming yahrzeit or simcha on Shabbat, please send an email or contact our Gabbai, Shragi Feldman, at msnsaf@gmail.com during the week prior to Shabbat so that the appropriate kibbud can be prepared in advance.

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 page!

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 soulsticks@gmail.com or 917-846-2271.

ECDP 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 webmaster@ecdp.info 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
amyzehn@gmail.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 hwrutner@yahoo.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 calendar@yiwh.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 gailhay555@aol.com.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

SAVE THE DATE: Shabbat, June 18th, Parshat Nasso; Stand together with West Hempstead Hatzlaah, Join us as we mark our first SHABBAT HATZALAH fundraiser in Shuls throughout out community:

In honor and in merit of Leeor Devora bat Shlomo A”H, 2nd Yahrtzeit, please join us and hear the always inspirational Charlie Harary. Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016. Time: Program Begins 6:45 p.m. Guest speaker Charlie Harary. Refreshments to follow. Place: Congregation Anshei Shalom – 472 Hempstead Avenue – West Hempstead, NY 11552. Open to all!

SAVE THE DATE: Chabad's 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 shira.gittleman@gmail.com. Women of all ages who enjoy singing are encouraged to participate and have a good time!

TREES4EZRA.ORG: ECDP 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.

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. 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 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 simchaconnection@yiwh.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 Fund.

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 skirt.gemach@gmail.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 skirt.gemach@gmail.com.

To place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact webmaster@ecdp.info. Deadline for submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.

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