CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
November 20-27, 2015, 8-15 Kislev 5776
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, November 20, 2015
Shacharit.............................. 6:25 am
Candle Lighting..................... 4:14
Shabbat, November 21,
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... Cancelled
Latest Shema........................ 9:14
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 3:15
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... 3:30
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ 4:30 pm – Topic TBA
Shabbat Ends....................... 5:23
Sunday, November 22,
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:56 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00
am - by Rabbi Avrohom
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 &
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ Cancelled
Mincha/Maariv....................... 4:20 pm
Weekdays – November 23-27
Thanksgiving – November 26, 2015
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes
before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue & Wed
& 8:30 am Thu & Fri
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm Mon-Wed
MAZAL TOV to Danny Friedman who is celebrating
his Aufruf this Shabbat. Mazal Tov on his upcoming marriage to Elizabeth Blass
of New Hyde Park. Mazal Tov to Danny’s parents, Barbara & Michael Friedman
and his siblings Ariella, Tzvi & Avi Goldsmith, Josh, Yoni, Shira and
Rebecca. Mazal Tov to Danny’s grandparents Dr. Arnold & Miriam Cohen and
Guillaume & Rachel Friedman. Mazal Tov to Danny’s resident uncle and aunt,
Freddy & Huvi Cohen. Mazal Tov to all of the family and friends who have
come to celebrate the simcha. We thank the Friedman family for their generous
donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund.
MAZAL TOV to
Marcia and Murray Morris on the birth of a great-granddaughter, Laila Page,
born to Evan & Jill Morris. Mazal tov to big brother, Hayden. Mazal tov to
resident aunt & uncle, Nancy & Neil Smith and to cousins Eric &
Danny. We thank the Morris family for their generous donation to the ECDP
THE MARK KALMANOWITZ FRIDAY NIGHT
LEARNING PROGRAM begins another season. The learning will continue through the
winter months until we return the clock to daylight savings time, after Parshat
Pekudei. Each Friday night following maariv in the Beit Medresh, a ten minute
dvar torah on the week's parsha is presented by a different person. This week's
dvar torah will be delivered by Rabbi Zev Aeder, son in law of Aliza and Avi
NIGHT DAVENING: Please be advised that the Beit
Medrash is in use for a simcha this Friday
night, therefore please use the Dogwood entrance when entering and exiting the
2:00 PM MINCHA:
Please be advised that the Main Sanctuary is in use for a simcha this Shabbat, therefore the 2 PM Mincha minyan will
take place in the Beit Medrash. Please do not walk through the Main Sanctuary
upon entering the Shul.
Beaty MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur
for women will take place on Tuesday night, November 24 at 8:00 pm at ECDP.
SPECIAL THANKSGIVING MORNING PROGRAM WITH Rabbi
join us in the Shul on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 26th, for
breakfast and a shiur by Rabbi Glatt. The breakfast will follow immediately
after the 7:50 am shacharit minyan. The topic of the shiur will be: Between
Plymouth Rock and a Hard Place:
The permissibility of trade in the New World.
If you are interested in sponsoring the breakfast, please speak to Rabbi
ATA HAREISA APPEAL: WE ARE STILL COLLECTING PLEDGES
FOR THE ATA HAREISA APPEAL. IF YOU HAVEN’T PLEDGED YET, OUR SHUL IS COUNTING ON
On Simchat Torah, we held our annual "Atah Hareisa" appeal on behalf
of our Shul. This appeal is critical in providing funds necessary for our shul
to meet its annual expenses. Similar to other shuls, we cannot fund our
expenses solely from shul dues and seat sales. Rather, we rely on the
generosity of our members and supporters to help us plug the
"deficit" through donations and appeals. We estimate the deficit is
$200 per family. Traditionally, our members have responded generously to
our annual Ata Hareisa and it has become one of our most important fundraisers
for our Shul. We ask that you consider this letter our "appeal" to
you to contribute generously. We are striving for 100% participation from our
shul family and we need your help regardless of the amount. If we do not hear
from you, we will try to reach each and every family directly.
Please make a pledge by sending an email with your pledge amount to FINANCE@ecdp.info, logging on to eitzchayim.shulcloud.com or dropping off a check in our Shul
mailbox (located next to the Sprague
Thank you in advance for your generous support and we look forward to reaching
greater heights and building off of the tremendous Yom Tov ruach. The Officers
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
SHABBAT YOUTH GROUPS: Youth Groups start at 10am. Please note that we have added 2 additional
groups! There is a new group for boys in grades 1-3 (upstairs), and a new group
for girls in grades 1-2 (in the Beit Midrash). Thanks to everyone who came to
the new groups last week and helped make them a huge success!
PARENT CHILD LEARNING: PCL has been off to an
amazing start!! Don't miss out this week!! Join us for learning, awesome
prizes, and pizza at 6:15 pm this Motzei Shabbat in the ECDP Beit Medrash.
Thank you to Marvin & Deena Nagler for sponsoring this week’s PCL. A very
special thanks to our season-long sponsors, Robin & Izzy Eckman, who have
sponsored PCL in memory of Robin's father, Moshe Ben Yitzchak Aryeh.
RECRUITMENT: We are still looking for a few more leaders for youth groups this
year. If you are interested in being a Group Leader, please email our Youth
Director at email@example.com
BAKE SALE: Pre-Chanukah Bake Sale, Thursday,
December 3, 2015, 8-10 pm at the home of Huvi Cohen. If you can bake please
contact Sharon Tuckman at firstname.lastname@example.org
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “Commencement” by J. Courtney Sullivan will take place Wednesday, December 16,
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.
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 contact Sharon Tuckman at email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so they can be contacted by a
membership committee member.
Reminder. 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
SHUl SECURITY: To enhance security at our Shul,
the Sprague Avenue
entrance lock has been changed. The lock will automatically lock after it is
closed. Currently, the code remains the same. Too many people who are not
members of ECDP know the code, so at some time in the near future and
periodically afterwards the code will be changed. The membership will be
informed prior to any change in the code. We ask that you do not give the code
to anyone who should not have it. We continue to look for ways to improve our
safety and security and apologize for any inconvenience that current events
require us to adapt too. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-846-2271.
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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Hempstead Community Shabbos - Shabbos
Parshas Veyetze, Friday Night, Nov 20, Friday
Night Tisch, 7:30pm, Hosted by Schwalb Family, 621 Wildwood Road. Shabbos,
Nov 21: Shabbat Afternoon
Women's Shiur, 3pm, Hosted by Srulowitz Family, 583 Colonade Road. Seudah
Shelisheet, 4pm, Hosted by Strauss Family, 256 Maple Street. Community
including prospective 8th Grade parents are welcome to join.
MANC BRUNCH - Mikvah Association of Nassau County
Installation Brunch. Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 10 am at the YIWH. Featuring:
Naomi Nachman “The Aussie Gourmet” & Personal Chef.
AMIT CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE: Please join us for the AMIT ANNUAL CHANUKAH BOUTIQUE that
will be held on November 23, 2015 from 7 PM – 10 PM at the HANC ECC, 240 Hempstead Avenue. Please come out to support a worthy cause
while shopping for exciting Chanukah gifts.
AMIT nurtures and educates Israeli children to become productive, contributing
members of society. Help us build Israel - one child at a time. For further information, please contact Reva
Kirshblum 516-551-7976 or Simcha Levine 516-662-6820.
OORAH ZONE CAMP OPEN HOUSE: Monday, November 23, 7:30 pm at
the Bernstein Home, 381 Lewis Street, West Hempstead, NY 11552. For more
information 866-Thezone or www.thezone.com, email@example.com
THANKSGIVING SHIUR: Yeshiva
School for Boys (MTA) invites the West
Hempstead community to a special Thanksgiving morning shiur given
by our rebbe, Rabbi Elon Soniker. The shiur will take place on
Thanksgiving morning, November 26th, at Congregation Anshei Shalom at 9:00 am
following their 8:00 am minyan. Junior High School students and the wider
community are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
INFORMATIONAL SESSION ON HERITAGE SEMINAR TO POLAND: There will be a question and
answer session with Mr. Meir Mishkoff, the coordinator of US activities for The
Heritage Foundation and also Rabbi Goller on Monday November 23 at 8:15 PM in
the Kiddush Room regarding the trip to Poland from August 2-8, 2016. For
further details, itinerary, costs and registration please contact Beryl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANC WINTER HOURS: Monday through Thursday: 7:30PM -
10:30PM, Saturday night: 6PM - 10:30PM, Sunday: 5:30PM - 10:30PM **, Motzei
Shabbos & Sunday: a community member is on duty until 7:30PM. At 7:30 pm
our regular attendant will come on duty. **Check the MANC message for any
changes in the time.
COOKBOOK IN MEMORY OF YONAH SCHNEPPS: Our community cookbook, Smile -
Cooking with Chessed, in memory of Yonah Schneps A"H, is available for
purchase at Long Island Judaica, I&D Glatt or through Alisa Minkin (email@example.com) or Elisa Rosen (call or text
917-613-2614). The book is $18. Checks can be made out to HANC/Gottesman
Learning Center. Proceeds to benefit the Gottesman Learning
Center / Pearl Greene,
Sunday Morning Smile Program.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact email@example.com. Deadline for
submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.