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 email@example.com
CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
December 5-12, 2014 –13-20 Kislev 5775
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, December 5, 2014
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 4:08
Shabbat, December 6,
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... Canceled
Latest Shema........................ 9:25
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 3:15 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... 3:15
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ 4:25
pm – Topic TBA
Shabbat Ends....................... 5:17
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 6:10 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom
am & 8:30 am
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ 8:25 am – Topic
- Etrog Shel Tevel
Weekdays – December 8-12,
Daf Yomi.............................. 45
minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Mon & Thu
am Tue, Wed & Fri
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
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
and let her know the occasion for inclusion in the announcements.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com or Shira Greenberger - 914-844-5224 Greenberger.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats” by
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.
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
or Rachel Hanuka at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
so they can be contacted by a membership committee
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 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
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,
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
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
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
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 mail email@example.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
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.