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
CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
February 28-March 7, 2014 –28 Adar I-5
Adar II 5774
Parshat Pekudei • Parshat Shekalim
OF DAVENING/RABBIS SHIURIM
Friday, February 28, 2014
Mincha/Maariv....................... 5:30 pm
Shabbat, March 1, 2014
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:18
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 4:20 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... 4:20
pm (Daf 17a)
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ 5:45
pm – Topic: Maaser
Kesafim (Part II)
Shabbat Ends....................... 6:36
Parent Child Learning (PCL)... 7:30
March 2, 2014
Rosh Chodesh Adar II
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:38
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom
am & 8:30 am
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ 8:25 am - Topic Sukkah: How
Many Hadasim and Aravos
Must One Use?
Weekdays – March 3-7,
Daf Yomi.............................. 45
minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Mon (Rosh Chodesh
am Tue Wed & Fri
Mazal tov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Schwalb and family on the engagement of their daughter Sara
to Yoni Senter of Wesley Hills, NY. Mazal tov to Sara’s grandparents, Dr. Eugene and Rita Schwalb and Bernard and Arlene Silverstein. Mazal tov to Yoni’s parents,
Rabbi Ari and Rivka Senter,
and to Yoni grandparents, Rabbi Dr. Zechariah and Honey Senter
and Rabbi Yosef Chaim and Carol Schwab.
Mazal tov to Shifra and Effie Gross
on the birth of a grandson, Reuven, born to
their children Sam and Chani David. Mazal tov to the
great-grandparents, Rabbi and Mrs. Pelcovitz and Mrs.
Sheila Schulman, and to the aunts, uncles. May they merit to
raise him l'Torah l'chupah
KALMANOWITZ FRIDAY NIGHT LEARNING PROGRAM: This week's dvar torah will be presented by Sam Meyer after Maariv.
HASHKAMA MINYAN: There will be a kiddush following the hashkama minyan sponsored byt Karen &
Robert Slatus to commemorate the yahrtzeit
of Karen’s, Irving Rubin, Yiztchak Avigdor ben Yisrael Yehuda,
a''h, which took place on Rosh Chodesh
Shvat and the yahrtzeit
of Robert’s mother, Anne Slatus, Hennah Rivka bat Yaakov Kopel, a''h, which will take place Wednesday, Gimmel Adar Beit
MEVORCHIM KIDDUSH: We thank the following families for sponsoring the kiddush:
Rabbi & Rebbetzin Schwalb
in honor of Tamar’s brother's yahrtzeit, Dr. Ira
The Glickman and Lang families in celebration of the recent birth of Yaffa
Glickman. A special mazel tov to Yaffa’s siblings Layah Penina and Chaim Dovid.
Steven and Miriam Gordon in honor of our 15th wedding anniversary.
The Levy Family in honor of the engagement of their daughter Kelly Levy to Shua Drang of Lawrence.
Sharon & Eddie Lustbader & Family to
commemorate the Yahrzeit of Sharon's father, Paul Frommer, Pinchas ben Yosef A"H on the 29th of
Deena Nagler & the kids in honor of Marvin’s birthday.
Rabbi Pinny & Marie Rosenthal in honor of the
engagement of Rabbi Rosenthal's sister Tehilla to Benci Miller of Brooklyn.
LIBRARY DEDICATIONS: We thank the Brandel Family for
the donation of a 12 volume set of Torah Sheleimah
(R' Menachem Mendel Kasher)
donated to the Reiser Library in the Harry and Sylvia
Schneider Beit Medrash Ateret Tzvi. This set is dedicated
in memory of Zev's maternal grandparents -בן
family, Shoshana bat Yaakov v'Sophie
and Avram ben Yaakov v'Mazal-tov.
BLOOD DRIVE: Join us at ECDP for a
blood drive, Sunday March 9th, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm in the Beit Medrash. Ages: 16 and up,
Please bring ID and eat prior to arriving. Please contact Pamela Glassman at email@example.com with any questions.
NORPAC Mission April 30th / Reserve Now: The NORPAC Mission, with a goal of
improving the relationship and ties between the US
and Israel, enables 'regular' citizens to voice their concerns and
advocate selected topics, directly to Members of Congress. Join your neighbors, adults and teens, from West Hempstead in this meaningful experience, participate
and be heard...Meet in small groups with Members of Congress. Round trip transportation to Washington,
DC from West Hempstead.
Breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Register early for
discounted rates: www.norpac.net. WH
Contacts: David Baratz (firstname.lastname@example.org) /
Marshall Dumont (email@example.com) / Heather Rutner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
Groups this week begin at 10 am. This week in Parshat Pikudei
we learn about how the Binei Yisroel
traveled...when the cloud was on top of the Mishkan
they would rest but when the cloud rose they would travel.
Similarly, this week in groups, we too will practice traveling and resting with
a game of Ultimate Red-Light Green-Light 123. So get your agility skills
on and be ready for tons of fun, prizes, and tickets. Remember, there is just
ONE WEEK till our Ticket Redemption with loads of treats and toys to earn, so
keep your eye on the prize and be there at 10am....As always...You Have To Be
In It To Win It!
PARENT CHILD LEARNING
grand finale of PCL will take place this week. Join us Motzei
Shabbat, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm for an awesome fun filled torah learning
night – the last of this season. Thank
you to the Eckman family for their generous
season-long sponsorship. There is still time to be a sponsor
so if you would like to sponsor Parent Child Learning
in honor of a special person or occasion, please contact Jeffry Beer (email@example.com), Binyamin Diamond (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Jon Fish (email@example.com).
HEMPSTEAD LITTLE SHULS LITTLE LEAGUE: Have your child participate in a baseball league together
with hundreds of other Jewish children from West Hempstead
and surrounding communities. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Sign-up by March 9th and
save $5.00 for your first child, $10.00 for your second child…..REGULAR
REGISTRATION: March 10 – 16, $55.00 per child. LATE REGISTRATION: $60.00 after
March 16, subject to availability. Fee includes: league registration, games,
team uniform (shirt – hat) and trophy; scholarships are available! *Maximum 14
players per team – teams will be formed in the order the registrations are
received. Spots are confirmed upon receipt of the fee. Download a registration
form (one per child) from the YIWH or Eitz Chayim websites (coming soon) and submit it with payment to
Avrumie Kahn, 257 Elm Street. Kindergarten
(going into 1st) – boys & girls together. 1st – 8th Graders – boys
& girls separate teams. For more information contact: Rabbi Dovid Kupchik at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Shmuel Auerbach
PURIM 2014 MISHLOACH MANOT PROGRAM: Please participate in this year’s mishloach manot program this
year. We hope to make it a huge success. What you need to do is email Heather
Rutner at email@example.com
of your interest in participating as soon as possible. Then you
can either log into the Shul’s website and pay
through PayPal at http://eitzchayim.shulcloud.com
"(click on "DONATE" on the navigation panel on the left side of
the screen and in the notes section of the donation screen indicate that you
are making a donation for the Sisterhood Mishloach Manot)" or you can drop-off a check made payable to “ECDP
Sisterhood” to Heather at 726 Evergreen Drive. Quantities limited, first
come first served. Please drop off your check no later than March 10, 2014.
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “W”
by Dolen-Perkins Valdez will take place Monday, March 24th at 8:30 pm at the home of Nancy Smith, 694 Evergreen Drive.
The books will be available at the West Hempstead library under Nancy’s book club.
SAVE THE DATE: The Sisterhood presents its annual Pre-Pesach
Boutique and Wine Sale, Tuesday, April 1st, 8:00 pm at ECDP. Stay
tuned for further details.
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 Shira Beer at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Heather Rutner at email@example.com.
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 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. Thank
you for your cooperation.
MEMO FROM THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: If you know of a new person that recently moved
into the neighborhood or someone who just wants to find out more information
about joining our shul please email email@example.com
so they can be contacted by a membership committee
member. Please send their name, address, phone number and/or email address to
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.
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
New 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 our new 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.
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 now being 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
The West Hempstead
Community Support Association’s 9/11 Memorial Fund is hosting a fundraiser on March 8 to
support on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 at the West Hempstead Fire House, 8 to 10
pm. Please join your neighbors and friends for a unique evening of light hors
d’oeuvres, wine and chocolate pairings. All proceeds to benefit the West Hempstead 9/11 Memorial Fund. Please mail your
check, payable to the WHCSA, PO
Box 425, West Hempstead, NY 11552.
Tickets and sponsorships are also available through PayPal on our website: www.westhempsteadcivic.org,
Questions? Call our voicemail (516) 733-0879. The WHCSA is a non-profit 501 (c) 3, so all donations are tax deductible.
OU PRESENTS Marriage Enrichment Retreat on July 11-13, 2014 at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton, NJ. Preview this event on March 12,
2013 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Cohen residence, 338 Lester Court,
WH. The Guest Speaker will be Alex Bailey, PSY.D, who will speak on “Fighting
Fairly”. Refreshments will be served and participants will receive a $50
discount should they decide to attend the Retreat. For more information please
contact Hannah Farkas, Program Manager at
212-613-8351 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Mark Cohen at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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 email@example.com
To place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for
submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.