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661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552

August 14-21, 2015, 29 Av – 6 Elul 5775
Parshat Re’eh
Rosh Chodesh Elul


Friday, August 14, 2015
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Mincha.................................. 7:00 & 7:40 pm
Candle Lighting..................... 7:35 pm

Shabbat, August 15, 2015
Rosh Chodesh Elul
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... Cancelled

Latest Shema........................ 9:32 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:25 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... Cancelled
Women’s Shiur...................... 6:45 pm at Dvorah Levy’s house - Topic: Sheva Haneviot
Mincha.................................. 7:25 pm
Seudat Shelisheet................. 7:50 pm
Maariv.................................. 8:36 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 8:43 pm

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Rosh Chodesh Elul
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:12 am
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 8:30 am (Time change from Calendar)
Rabbi’s Shiur........................ Cancelled
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:40 pm

Weekdays – August 17-21, 2015
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Mon & Thu
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:35 pm Mon-Thu



CONDOLENCES: We regret to inform you of the passing of David Edelstein A”H father of our member Ivy Yizhaky. Shiva will be at the Yizhaky residence, 695 Hawthorne St. and will conclude Saturday evening. SHIVA HOURS: Saturday night until 11 pm. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.

This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Gail and Jay Lang and family to commemorate the yartzheit of Jay's Father, Louis Lang, Shlomo Yaacov ben Harav Ben Tzion zt"l which will take place this Shabbat, August 15th on the 30th day of Av. May his Neshama have an Aliyah.

MAZAL TOV to Edie Lang on her engagement to Arie Schnipper from Fairlawn, NJ. Mazal tov to Edie's parents Gail & Jay Lang and to Arie’s parents Iris and Danny Schnipper. Mazal Tov to Edie’s grandmother Rose Friedman and to Edie's siblings Benny, Sheryl & Adam, Tzippy & Brian and her nieces and nephew Layah, Yaffa & Chaim. Mazal tov to Arie’s grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Irving Schnipper and to Arie's siblings Covey & Alayna and Talia.

WELCOME to Danielle & Abie Mizrahi and family who moved into their new home at 638 Western Park Drive. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

WELCOME to Danielle & Aryeh Schlusselberg and family who moved into their new home at 586 Harless Place. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

BOARD MEETING: There will be a Board Meeting on August 18, 2015 at 8:30 pm.

SEAT SELECTION FOR YAMIM NORAIM 2015. We are pleased to announce that we will shortly begin the process of seat selection for the 2015 Yamim Noraim (High Holidays). We will be having two separate services for Shacharit/Musaf on each day of Rosh Hashana and for all the tefilot of Yom Kippur, Hashkama and Main Sanctuary. There will be a Hashkama Minyan in the basement of Congregation Shaaray Shalom (“the JCC”) with Shacharit/Musaf beginning at 7:00am. The Main Sanctuary minyan will begin services at 8:00am on Rosh Hashanah and 8:30am on Yom Kippur. Both minyanim are open to both men and women and a single appointment time will be issued to each family by lottery at which they may purchase seats for individual family members at either minyan. We expect to be able to accommodate all member seat requests. If you have any questions about the schedule of services or seat selection process, please send an email to Yossi Levy, Chair of the Seating Committee at seating@ecdp.info or president@ecdp.info. We will be sending out notices to members in good standing for individual seat selection appointments, which will take place on September 1. On the evening of September 3, we will make remaining seats available on a first come first served basis. If you are unable to make the date, you will need to make payment arrangements in advance by either paying the seat fees using PayPal on the ShulCloud website (link below) or by sending in a check with your proxy. No seats will be reserved and/or sold without payment arrangements in place. Non-members and supporters will be able to purchase seats on September 3 on a first-come first-served basis. Current Supporters and non-members who wish to become members may do so prior to August 27th and receive a membership seating appointment. Appointment times will be allocated by lottery; ONLY MEMBERS WHO ARE IN GOOD FINANCIAL STANDING WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE APPOINTMENT LOTTERY. For this purpose, good financial standing requires that outstanding balances relating to membership dues, room rentals, kiddush related pledges and prior year seats be satisfied (or subject to an agreed arrangement) by August 27, 2015. If you have any questions about whether you are in good financial standing please send an email to finance@ecdp.info and we will let you know. If there are members who would like to discuss making alternative financial arrangements please send an email to finance@ecdp.info and an officer of the Shul will contact you on a confidential basis (or you may contact an officer of the shul to discuss). As always, ECDP will strive to accommodate anyone who wishes to be a part of the congregation. You may review your current balances and make payments via credit card through ShulCloud - http://eitzchayim.shulcloud.com/. Financial obligations and pledges may be redeemed online by making an online payment through the ShulCloud system. Members who are in good standing will receive notice of their lottery eligibility on or before August 31. Along with payment for seats, one half of annual or supporter dues as well as the ECDP youth fee (which is a maximum of $36 per family with eligible youth) are payable at the time of seat selection. If you intend to have a designated proxy or to have the seating committee select seats for you, please make sure that payment is remitted and confirmed before your seat selection appointment time. We will be accepting credit cards both at seat selection appointments. If you are using the ShulCloud site, please indicate you are making an advance payment for seats when adding the payment to your account.
For 2015, seat pricing and membership remains unchanged from 2014 and is as follows:
Members $85
Guests of Members $115
Supporters $150
Non-Members $175
Seats for Rosh Hashana only or Yom Kippur only will be sold at 75% of the full price.
Membership for 2015 is as follows:
Family Membership $780
Single Membership $390
Supporter $450
Youth Dues $36 per family w/child (12 and under)
One-half of annual membership fees are due prior to or at seat selection.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SEAT SELECTION BY PROXY WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED ADVANCE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE SHUL (i.e. your check in ECDP’s mailbox, credit card payment made by contacting our controller or your online PayPal payment must be received prior to the time your seats are selected)—NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. We look forward to spending the Yamim Noraim with you and your family. Best wishes for a Ktiva v'Chatima Tova!



SHABBAT GROUPS: Shabbat Youth Groups will take place this Summer at ECDP. Groups begin each week at 10 am and cool surprise treats will be given out each week. Tickets and prizes for all who attend. Even in the summer you have to be in it to win it, so hope to see you there.



ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “We Are Called To Rise” by Laura McBride will take place this Monday, August 17, 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.

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 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!



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.

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 house@ecdp.info if you have any questions or comments.

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 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

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.



COMMUNITY SHIUR: The WH community is invited to a Shiur in commemoration of the first Yahrzeit of Yonah Schneps at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 17, 2015 at the YIWH Kiddush Room.

COMMUNITY SHIUR: The WH community is invited to a Shiur in commemoration of the first Yahrzeit of Gila Moldoff Reinstein at 8:15 pm on Sunday, August 23, 2015 to be given by Dr. David Shatz on the topic Ethics and Empathy at the YIWH Beit Medrash.

SAVE THE DATE- Yad Leah clothing drive for the needy in Israel. Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 10 am till 2 pm. Infant thru adult clothing, tablecloths, hats, linens, handbags, towels, maternity. No shoes. Please pack in plastic garbage bags. Receipts will be provided. For more information: Toby Schnall 516- 538 – 8915 or Chaya Pollak: chaipol@optonline.net

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 (yonahscookbook@gmail.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. 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.

To place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact webmaster@ecdp.info. Deadline for submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.

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