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661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552

May 27-June 3, 2016, 19-26 Iyyar 5776
Parshat Behar


Friday, May 27, 2016
34th Day of Omer
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 7:57 pm
Mincha.................................. 7:00 & 8:05 pm

Shabbat, May 28, 2016
35th Day of Omer
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.............................. 6:50 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... Cancelled
Women’s Shiur...................... Cancelled
Mincha.................................. 7:50 pm
Seudat Shelisheet................. 8:15 pm
Maariv.................................. 9:00 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 9:08 pm

Sunday, May 29, 2016
36th Day of Omer
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 4:26 am
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 & 8:30 am
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... Cancelled 8:25 am – Massechet Kiddushin
Mincha/Maariv....................... 8:05 pm

Weekdays – May 30-June3, 2016
37th – 41st Day of Omer
Memorial Day – May 30, 2016
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 & 8:30 am Mon
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Thu
Mincha/Maariv....................... 8:05 pm Mon
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm Mon-Thu



CONDOLENCES: We regret to announce the passing of David S. Gottesman, A"H, father of our member Lisa Hochbaum, husband of Sylvia Gottesman, father of Jay Gottesman and brother of Renee Etra. Shiva will be observed Sunday morning and ending Thursday morning at the Hochbaum residence, 686 Evergreen Drive. Davening Times: Sunday: Shacharit: 8:30am, Mincha/Maariv: 8:10pm; Monday: Shacharit: 8:00am, Mincha/Maariv: 8:10pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Shacharit: 7:00am, Mincha/Maariv: 8:10pm. May the families be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

MAZAL TOV to Rena Hecht on her becoming a bat mitzvah. Mazal Tov to her parents, Laurie & Natan Hecht and her siblings, Jacob & Ari. Mazal Tov to her grandparents Linda & Howard Katzman and Tzirel Hecht. We thank the Hecht family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha fund in honor of this occasion.

MAZAL TOV to Cali & Moshe Orenbuch on the engagement of their son David to Tova Hammer of Woodmere. Mazal Tov to Tova's parents Sheri and Shalom Hammer. Mazal Tov to resident grandparents Debbie and Nat Orenbuch, and Bernard and Linda Suss, Lilly Daar and Great grandmother Regina Glanzman and to all the other family members sharing in the simcha. We thank the Orenbuch family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion.

MAZAL TOV to Ilona Diamond on her Shabbat Kallah and her upcoming marriage to Noah Krietner. Mazal Tov to Ilona’s parents, Gabi & Sully Diamond and to her grandmother, Susanne Schiller. Mazal Tov to Noah’s mother, Sandy Krietner. Mazal Tov to Ilona’s siblings, Shoshana & Ben Diamond, Beth & Aaron Diamond and Michael Diamond. Mazal Tov to Noah’s siblings, Tammy & Zeke Krietner, Vicki & Effi Krietner, Shira & Tzvi Krietner, Rebecca & Jeffrey Seiff and Michelle & Rafi Adler. We thank the Diamond family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion.

MAZAL TOV to Estee Siegel on her Shabbat Kallah and her upcoming marriage to Avi Hirt of Bergenfield, NJ. Welcome to all of her family and friends who have joined us for Shabbat.

MAZAL TOV to Hannah Socol on her Shabbat Kallah and her upcoming marriage to Kevin Schrier of Woodmere, NY. Mazal Tov to Hannah’s parents Leslie & Steve Socol, and her grandparents, Laurie & Moishe Rosen and Ginger & Sheldon Socol. Mazal Tov to Kevin's parents, Barbara & Aryeh Schrier and to his grandmother Anne Schrier-Bodner. Mazal Tov to Hannah's brothers, Max, Ben, Jake & Jordan and to Kevin's brother and sister-in-law Miriam & Ian. Mazal Tov to Hannah’s resident aunt and uncle, Sharon & Steve Tuckman. We thank the Socol family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion.

MAZAL TOV to Diane & Lenny Rosenthal on the bat mitzvah celebration of their granddaughter Luca Jean Lemberger. A special mazal tov to her parents Rachel & Aryeh and her siblings Milo and Dexter. We thank the Rosenthal family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion.

MAZAL TOV to Sharon & Heshy Sokel on the birth of two grandchildren. Baby boy born to Rachel & Yehudah Sokel of Flatbush and a baby girl born to Yosef & Dena Abraham of Yerushalayim. We thank the Sokel family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion.

WELCOME to Shira & Jeremy Eisen and family who recently moved into their new home at 725 Maple Place. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

WELCOME to Melissa & Ephi Strazynski and family who recently moved into their new home at 719 Colonade Road. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

HASHKAMA MINYAN: The Hashkama Minyan Kiddush is being sponsored by Tzippy & Eric Thall in honor of Tzippy's brother, Rabbi Yossi Stilerman. Rabbi Stilerman is a Rosh Chaburah and Maggid Shiur at The Jerusalem Kollel in Eretz Yisrael.

BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur is cancelled this week.

BOARD MEETING: There will be a board meeting on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm.

SHAVUOT: Shavout program for all with dynamic speakers and delicious food at night. The schedule and details to follow. If you are interested in speaking please contact Rabbi Schwalb at rabbi@ecdp.info.

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! After consultation with the honorees and discussion with the Shul’s officers, the annual ECDP dinner is being rescheduled. We are pleased to announce that this year’s annual dinner will, Bezrat Hashem, 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.



SHABBAT YOUTH GROUPS: Come join us for groups this Shabbat, starting at 10 and running until Shul is over. We have a lot of fun games planned this week, we can't wait to see you there! We've been having an awesome few weeks at groups. Last week we had a delicious "Kids Kiddush", and there was not an empty seat in the house! Special thanks to Zack Tuckman who did all the behind the scenes stuff, we couldn't have done it without you!

BNEI AKIVA SNIF: JOIN US THIS Shabbat Afternoon, May 28th and travel back in time to 1967 at SNIF from 5:30 – 6:45 pm at the YI Youth Wing - All 1st – 6th graders are invited to enjoy fun games, snack great chinuch, and amazing madrichim this Shabbat with our B'nei Akiva Snif leaders. Don't miss out!

Shavuot: Shavuot is just a few weeks away, and we have some really fun events and programs planned! We will be having various programs and activities spanning Erev Shavuot and Shavuot, it's going to be amazing! We'll be sending out a flyer with details in the coming days, so look out for it!



ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “My Notorious Life” by Kate Manning, will take place Wednesday, June 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: 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!



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

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.



WEST HEMPSTEAD MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: On Monday, May 30th, West Hempstead will again hold its annual Memorial Day Parade, honoring the millions of men and women who fought and died so bravely in service to our country. Because of the valiant efforts of our soldiers combating the tyranny and evil of the Nazis, the Allies were victorious and the concentration camps were liberated. For those who wish to march, we are assembling at the St.Thomas parking lot on Hempstead Avenue and Nassau Boulevard at 9:15AM. For those who wish to watch and cheer on the marchers bring a comfy chair and assemble at 10:00AM in front of either the Young Israel of West Hempstead, HANC Elementary, Bagel Town or Congregation Anshei Shalom, If you have any questions, please call Joe Varon at 718-552-6449.

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.

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