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661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552

November 14-21, 2014 –21-28 Cheshvan 5775
Parshat Chayei Sara


Friday, November 14, 2014
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 4:18 pm
Mincha.................................. 4:25 pm

Shabbat, November 15, 2014
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15 am

Latest Shema........................ 9:10 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 3:10 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... Cancelled
Mincha.................................. 4:10 pm
Seudah Shelisheet................. 4:35 pm
Maariv.................................. 5:20 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 5:27 pm
PCL...................................... 6:15 pm

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:50 am
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am & 8:30 am
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ Cancelled this week
Mincha/Maariv....................... 4:25 pm

Weekdays – November 17-21, 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 Bencion Shlager

SHABBAT MEVORCHIM KIDDUSH. Our next monthly Shabbat Mevorchim Kiddush will take place on Shabbat Parshat Toldot, November 22nd. 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 Chayei Sarah, Avraham sends Eliezer to find a wife for Yitzchok and when Eliezer comes across Rivka, she does chessed not just with him but with his camels as well. From this he realizes that Rivka is the perfect girl for Yitzchak. This week in shul is the "Shabbat of Chesed". Starting from the moment that Shabbat starts on Friday night, you can earn tickets for either answering questions correctly or for any act of kindness that you do in the shul or at home over Shabbat. At the end of groups on Shabbat, there will be a raffle with all the tickets you accumulate and EVERYBODY WINS! But the catch is you have to be in groups to win! You don't want to miss groups this Shabbat! See you all there!

Bnei Akiva takes please this Shabbat in the Youth Wing at YIWH from 3:15-4:15 pm. Come enjoy snacks, games, and much more, for an experience you will not regret

PARENT CHILD LEARNING: Wow! What a week of parent child learning we had to kick off the first week! The learning, the food, the prizes, Oh My! Don't miss out this Saturday night! You want to be there! We hope to see you! We are looking for sponsors as well as children to say Divrei Torah. If you want to sponsor for any Simcha or a Yartziet in future weeks, Don't hesitate! Send us an email at youth@ecdp.info. Can't way to see you all this Motzei Shabbat!



FRIDAY NIGHT ONEG: Please join us for our first Friday Night Oneg of the season! November 21st at 8:00 p.m. At the home of Deena & Neil Shapiro, 774 Evergreen Drive. Rabbi Schwalb will be speaking on the topic of “Kislev and the Importance of Dreaming Big”. If you can bring a dessert, please email: Rachel at myska43@yahoo.com

SAVE THE DATE: ECDP Sisterhood presents a night filled with comedy and fun. Saturday, December 13th. Stay tuned for more details.

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 Dressmaker of Khair Khana” by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon will take place Monday, December 1st 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.



MANC BRUNCH: Please join us for the annual mikvah brunch this Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Young Israel of West Hempstead - 10 am. Guest speaker: Esther Mann, LCSW; Psychotherapist and “MindBiz” columnist for the Five Towns Jewish Times. “Inviting Harmony Into Our Home: Managing Delicate In-Law Relationships” For reservations please call: Deena Ritter @ 414 – 0142 or Lisa Keehn @ 833 – 5628. Women Only

BINA STROKE & BRAIN INJURY ASSISTANCE: The West Hempstead Community is invited to a breakfast reception on behalf of BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance to benefit Brain Injury and Stroke Survivors and their Families on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the home of Arie and Chani Nadboy,753 Wildwood Road, At 10:00 a.m.– Program at 10:30 am promptly. Greetings: Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer. All are encouraged to attend to learn about this important organization. BINA Stroke and Brain Injury Assistance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the needs of individuals of all ages who have been affected by stroke and acquired brain injury, with a unique awareness of the needs of the Jewish population. Learn about how BINA guides brain injury survivors, as well as their families, through the complex and overwhelming world of brain injury rehabilitation. For information please call 718-645-6400 or email dsimon@binausa.org.

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.

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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