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661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552

December 5-12, 2014 –13-20 Kislev 5775
Parshat Vayishlach


Friday, December 5, 2014
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 4:08 pm
Mincha.................................. 4:15 pm

Shabbat, December 6, 2014
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... Canceled

Latest Shema........................ 9:25 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 3:15 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... 3:15 pm
Mincha.................................. 4:00 pm
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ 4:25 pm – Topic TBA
Maariv.................................. 5:11 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 5:17 pm
PCL...................................... 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 6:10 am
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am & 8:30 am
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ 8:25 am – Topic - Etrog Shel Tevel
Mincha/Maariv....................... 4:15 pm

Weekdays – December 8-12, 2014
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Mon & Thu
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm Mon-Thu



THE MARK KALMANOWITZ FRIDAY NIGHT LEARNING PROGRAM: This week's dvar torah will be delivered by Rabbi Art Vernon, Rabbi of the JCC.

GUEST SPEAKER THIS SHABBAT: Rav Simcha Hochbaum, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in Hebron, will be delivering words of inspiration this Shabbat morning, Parshat Vayishlach. Rabbi Hochbaum was born and raised in Staten Island and, as a response to the Oslo Accords, made aliya with his wife Leah in 1995 directly to Hebron. He currently serves as a Rebbe in Yeshivat Reishit Yerushalayim and as the Hebron Director of Tourism. Rabbi Hochbaum is famous for his deeply moving, spiritual tours of the two Holy cities - Jerusalem and Hebron. To book a tour with Rabbi Hochbaum on your next visit to Israel, go to www.hebronfund.org.  There will be a kiddush after davening sponsored in honor of Rabbi Simcha Hochbaum and the Jews of Hebron, who are moser nefesh enabling the Jewish people to continue to visit the city of the Avot and Imahot.

SHABBAT MEVORCHIM KIDDUSH. Our next monthly Shabbat Mevorchim Kiddush will take place on Shabbat Parshat Miketz, December 20th. We are looking for sponsors. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email Heather Rutner at hwrutner@yahoo.com and let her know the occasion for inclusion in the announcements.



SHABBAT GROUPS: In this week's Parsha, Parshat Vayishlach, Yaakov prepares for his meeting with Esav by sending Malachim to his brother. They return with a reply that Esav is coming to kill Yaakov and in response, Yaakov splits Bnei Yisroel into two camps so that if Esav attacks one, the other will live. When Yaakov comes to greet Esav, he is terrified that Esav will kill him but Yaakov has Emunah or faith in Hashem that Hashem will protect him and he greets him and showers him with gifts. This week's theme in Shul is the concept of Emunah or faith and the Chachamim say that, one who has true Emunah in Hashem is not only rewarded in this world but rewarded in the world to come as well. In honor of Yaakov's Emunah in Hashem as well as the showering of gifts that Yaakov did for Esav, there will be a "bag of gifts" given out to each child at the end of groups for those that attend groups. Another fun-filled week of groups but, as always, you have to be "in it to win it". Hope to see you all there!!

PARENT CHILD LEARNING: Don't miss out this Saturday night at 6:00 pm! You want to be there! We hope to see you! We are looking for sponsors as well as children to say Divrei Torah. We thank the Eckman & Nagler families for their season long sponsorship! If you want to sponsor for any simcha or a yahrzeit in future weeks. Don't hesitate! Send us an email at youth@ecdp.info. Can't way to see you all this Motzei Shabbat!



COMEDY NIGHT: ECDP Sisterhood presents a night filled with comedy and fun featuring, Comedian Joel Chasnoff. Saturday, December 13th with a grand buffet by Carlos and Gabby's. Event begins at 8:00pm - Showtime at 9:00pm. Cost: $72 Per couple, $36 Per person. Sponsorships Available. Please RSVP to Rachel Hanuka - 917-923-9488, myska43@yahoo.com or Shira Greenberger - 914-844-5224 Greenberger.shira@gmail.com

CALLING ALL BABYSITTERS. ECDP Sisterhood is once again updating our list of babysitters in the community. The list will be distributed to our members and others in the community. If you would like to be included on the list, send your name, age, and home telephone number to Rachel Hanuka at myska43@yahoo.com.

ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by Jan-Philipp Sendker will take place Monday, January 5, 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.  

COOKBOOKS: 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 sharontuckman@verizon.net 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 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 juappel@optonline.net or hwrutner@yahoo.com so they can be contacted by a membership committee member.

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.

MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSE COMMITTEE: 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 Medresh. Tallit bags have been left in their place. Long coats have been moved to the Beit Medresh 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.

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.

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.



SAVE THE DATE: This year’s Shoshana Chapter of AMIT Chanukah Boutique will be held on December 8, 2014 from 7-10 PM. The boutique will be at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County Early Childhood Center (HANC ECC) at 240 Hempstead Avenue, West Hempstead. Anyone who is interested in participating/selling merchandise at the boutique should email Reva Kirshblum at drk613@aol.com.

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  yonahscookbook@gmail.com Naomi Goldenberg 516-680-6198 or e mail naomi.goldenberg@gmail.com.

IDENTIFICATION FOR CHILDREN: In light of the recent tragedy, 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 simchas. 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.

Jean 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 skirt.gemach@gmail.com

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