Weekdays, April 3-5, 2013


661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552

February 5-12, 2016, 26 Shevat – 3 Adar 5776
Parshat Mishpatim
Shabbat Mevorchim


Friday, February 5, 2016
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 4:58 pm
Mincha.................................. 5:05 pm

Shabbat, February 6, 2016
Shacharit Shacharit....................... 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur................................ 8:15 am

Latest Shema............................... 9:37 am
Youth Groups............................... 10:00 am
Mincha......................................... 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi..................................... 3:40 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur.............. Cancelled
Mincha......................................... 4:50 pm
Seudat Shelisheet......................... 5:15 pm
Maariv.......................................... 6:01  pm
Shabbat Ends.............................. 6:09 pm
PCL............................................. Cancelled

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 6:07 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....................... 5:05 pm

Weekdays – February 8-12, 2016
Rosh Chodesh Adar, February 9-10, 2016
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Mon & Thu
Shacharit.............................. 6:25 am Tue & Wed
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Fri
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm Mon-Thu



MAZAL TOV to Baruch Kutner on his recent Bar Mitzvah. Mazal Tov to Baruch's parents, Bat-Sheva and Wayne, siblings Tova, Shlomo and Eliana, grandmothers Mrs. Estelle Kutner and Mrs. Sara Jacobovits and to the entire family. We thank the Kutner family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha fund in honor of the occasion.

MAZAL TOV to Carrie & Kenny Jerome upon the engagement of their son, Daniel to Rachie Lipman of Los Angeles. Special Mazal Tov to Daniel's grandparents Chani Jerozolimsky and Isidore Schechter, and to his siblings Jared & Jodie, Brandon & Olivia, Jonny, Ethan & Alec. Mazal Tov to Rachie's parents Heather & Mark Lipman. We thank the Jerome family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha fund in honor of the occasion.

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.

THE MARK KALMANOWITZ FRIDAY NIGHT LEARNING PROGRAM continues through the winter months until we return the clock to daylight savings time, after Parshat Pekudei.

HaNC HIGH SCHOOL SHABBATON Feb 5-6: The West Hempstead community will be hosting a HANC High School Shabbaton on February 5-6. The following Rabbis who will be speaking at ECDP that Shabbat. Friday Night: Rabbi Yisroel Weingot (HANC Rebbe) leading Kabbalat Shabbat. Shabbat Day: Rabbi Shlomo Adelman (HANC Principal) giving derasha. Tisch: Friday night: 8:00 (Open to students grades 7-12); Girls: Hosted by the Ritholtz family 366 Elm Street. Boys: Hosted by the Kushner family 240 Maple Street. Teen Minyan: Anshei Shalom: R' Yitz Rabovsky YIWH: R' Naftoli Orlofsky. Womens' Shiur by Mrs. Adina Waldman: 3:45 PM Hosted by the Feldman family 217 Windsor Lane. Community Seudah Shelisheet: YIWH @5:00. Additionally the faculty joining us for shabbat is listed below: Rabbi Shlomo and Chani Adelman, Menahel/ Principal, Tziporah Zucker, Assistant Principal, Rabbi Daniel and Penina Mezei, Director of Student Life, 11th grade boys mechanech, Elie and Adina Waldman, Senior Girls Mechanechet, Adam and Miriam Steiner, Director of Admissions, Rabbi Yisroel Weingot, Rabbi Tzvi and Tali Selengut, Rabbi Yitz and Elisheva Rabovsky, Rabbi Nafi and Tali Orlofsky

SHABBAT MEVORCHIM KIDDUSH: We thank the following sponsors for this week’s Shabbat Mevorchim Kiddush.
Bat-Sheva and Wayne Kutner in honor of Baruch's recent Bar Mitzvah
Heather Rutner & Michael Plotsker in honor of Jessica’s 18th Birthday taking place next weekend.

ANSHEI SHALOM PRESENTS THE INSTALLATION OF RABBI ELON SONIKER: The WH Community is cordially invited to celebrate the installation of Rabbi Elon Soniker as Rabbi of Congregation Anshei Shalom Motzei Shabbat, February 13, 2016 7:30 PM at Congregation Anshei Shalom 472 Hempstead Avenue West Hempstead, NY 11552 Dessert reception to follow ceremony RSVP: www.anshei.org/installation We look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you.

Beaty MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur is cancelled next week. The weekly class will resume on February 16, 2016. Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur for women will take place on Tuesday night, January 26 at 8:00 pm at ECDP.

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



SHABBAT YOUTH GROUPS: Join us this week for Shabbat Youth Groups in the Beit Midrash! Groups run from 10am until Shul is over. Come for Davening, Parsha, Games, Yummy snacks, and more!

KIDS STATION @ SHABBAT MEVORCHIM KIDDUSH: Special for this week: All kids are invited to a special "Kids Station" at the Kiddush after Shul for yummy kid-friendly treats! Sorry parents, kids only!

Q: What do you call the day after Groundhog's Day?
A: Isru Hog!

When it came time for Hashem to choose a leader to take the Jews out of Egypt, most people might imagine that this future leader would have certain qualities. Perhaps Hashem should choose someone who: a) grew up in the house of a Tzaddik, surrounded by positive influences, b) was very eager for the position of leadership from day one, and c) someone with a very strong voice so that people would listen to him. However, Moshe, the person that Hashem eventually chose, was the complete opposite of all of these qualities! He grew up in the house of Pharaoh, in a country known to be very immoral. He was very hesitant to be the leader, and was very humble. He did not want the attention or the responsibility. And third, he had a speech impediment and people could not understand him so well when he spoke. This serves as an important lesson to all of us. A person might not come from the best home, or might not have the best influences in his life. You might be a very humble person and might not like being put in the spotlight. You might not be able to speak so well that people stop and listen to you, you may not think that you could be a leader at all! But none of that should stop you! Everyone has the potential, no matter what their strengths and backgrounds are, to be a strong leader of the Jewish people, and we see that from Moshe.

BNEI AKIVA HIGH SCHOOL FRIDAY NIGHT ONEG: Join Bnei Akiva this Friday night, February 12th for a HIGH SCHOOL ONEG, at 8:30 pm at YIWH Youth House.

BNEI AKIVA SNIF: JOIN US THIS Shabbat Afternoon, February 13th for SNIF at 5:00 – 6:10 pm at the YI Youth Wing - All 2nd-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!

PARENT-CHILD LEARNING (PCL): There will be no PCL this week.
Join us NEXT week, when PCL resumes, for an awesome, fun-filled program with prizes, raffles, learning, and pizza! Special thanks to our season-long sponsors, Robin and Izzy Eckman, who have sponsored PCL in memory of Robin's father, Moshe ben Yitzchok Aryeh.

WH COMMUNITY WIDE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS EVENT: Save the date for the inaugural West Hempstead Chill Super Bowl party. All teen boys are invited to join us together with Anshei and ECDP on February 7th at 6:30pm in the Kiddush room for the game and Oma's Grill buffet. Please RSVP to Rabbi Tzachi Diamond at WESTHEMPSTEADCHILL@yahoo.com

YOUTH SPONSORSHIPS: If you would like to sponsor a week of PCL, something special for Shabbat Groups ("Kids Kiddush", ice cream, a birthday cake, etc), or anything else Youth-Department related, please email Rafi at youth@ecdp.info



ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “The Perfume Collectorby Kathleen Tessaro will take place Monday, February 22, 2016 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.

CAFÉ NIGHT TO BE RESCHEDULED: Sisterhood Cafe Night which was going to take place this Saturday Night is going to be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for a new date. Thanks.

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!



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 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.



KIDS MEGA CHALLAH BAKE: Boys & Girls Grades 1-6 (Kindergarten if accompanied by older sibling) are invited to a Kids Mega Challah Bake, Sunday, February 14, 3:30-5:00 pm at HANC ECC, 240 Hempstead Avenue. For more information email chayarochel@yahoo.com or call 516-596-8691. RSVP online at chabadwesthempstead,org by February 10. $10/child

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.

NORPAC MISSION: May 18th/Reserve Now: The NORPAC Mission, with a goal of improving the relationship and ties between the US and Israel, enables 'regular' citizens to voice their concerns and advocate on selected topics, directly to Members of Congress. Participate and be heard...Meet in small groups with Members of Congress, Round trip transportation to Washington, DC from West Hempstead, Breakfast, lunch, & dinner, Click here for Adult and Student Early Bird rate (only in effect through February 14), WH Contacts: Tzippy Wolkenfeld (tzippy.wolkenfeld@gmail.com)

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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