July 21-28, 2017

CONGREGATION EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK

661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
www.ecdp.info

July 21-28, 2017, 21-28 Tammuz 5777
Parshat Matot-Masei
Shabbat Mevorchim

SCHEDULE OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM

Friday, July 21, 2017
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 8:01 pm
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:00 & 8:10 pm

Shabbat, July 22, 2017
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:21 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Oneg in the Park................... 5:00 pm
Women’s Shiur...................... Cancelled
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:50 pm
Mincha.................................. 7:50 pm
Seudat Shelisheet................. 8:15 pm
Maariv.................................. 9:03 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 9:11 pm

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 4:44 am
Daf
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Greer
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
Mincha/Maariv....................... 8:05 pm

Weekdays – July 24-28, 2017
Rosh Chodesh Av – Monday, July 24, 2017
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:25 am Mon
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Thu
Mincha/Maariv....................... 8:05 pm Mon-Thu

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAZAL TOV to Susan & David Levy on the birth of a grandson, born to their children Kelly & Shua Drang. Mazal tov to grandparents Leah & Mel Drang and to great grandparents Rickie & Alex Folkman. Mazal tov to resident cousin Rivki Zakheim and all the aunts, uncles and cousins who have joined us this Shabbat to celebrate this Simcha. We thank the Levy family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion. Everyone is invited to attend the Shalom Zachor this Friday evening at 9:30 pm at the Levy residence 572 Wildwood Road.

DAF YOMI: Gail & Jay Lang and Family are sponsoring this week’s Daf Yomi learning to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Gail's father, Benjamin Frenkel, Ben Tzion ben R’ Shmuel A”H, which will take place on Wednesday, July 26 on Gimmel Av. In the z'chut of our learning may the neshama have an Aliyah in Shomayim.

HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH: There will be a Hashkama Minyan Kiddush this week.

HIGH HOLIDAY SEATING SURVEY: The Shul sent out a survey several weeks ago in an effort to start planning for the Yamim Noraim this year. Please make every effort to complete and submit the survey. If you have any questions, please email finance@ecdp.info.

MONTHLY KIDDUSH: There will be a light cold Kiddush this Shabbat Mevorchim, Parshat Matot-Masei, July 22, 2017.

GUEST SPEAKER: On Shabbat Parshat Hazon, July 29, 2017 we welcome guest speaker, Rabbi Reuvain Mendlowitz from Ramat Beit Shemesh. Rabbi Mendlowitz is a practicing Magiah and has authored Inside STA”M; A Complete Buyer’s Guide. Answers to all questions when purchasing or maintaining Tefillin, Mezuzot, Megillot, Sifrei Torah and Nevim. He frequently lectures around the world to raise awareness in these areas. Rabbi Mendlowitz will speak at 8:10 pm following Mincha on the topic of “21st Century Scribes: Use of Technology in the Checking of STA”M (Sifrei Torah, Tefilin & Mezzuzot). What is computer checking and is it beneficial, recommended or required?” Mincha is at 7:45 pm.

FAREWELL KIDDUSH for R’ Eli & Shalva MuscHel: Join us for Kiddush as we wish farewell to R’ Eli & Shalva Muschel on Shabbat Nachamu, Parshat Vaetchanan, August 5, 2017. If you are interested in being a sponsor please email webmaster@ecdp.info.

BOARD MEETING: There will be a board meeting on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm.

2017 Kol Ha-Ne’arim Tallit Project: We are very excited to announce the Kol ha-Ne’arim tallit project for Simchat Torah 5778. We are offering the opportunity to submit the names of your children, grandchildren, and/or great-grandchildren to be embroidered on the Kol ha-Ne’arim tallit that has been generously donated to the Shul by Rabbi Menachem & Leah Brick and family. The DEADLINE for submitting your names is August 1, 2017. The fee for including your child/children’s/grandchildren's names is $36 dollars for two names per child. We ask that you limit the submission to 2 names per child (first and middle name) for a total of $36. If you wish to include a third name (or last name), please include a surcharge of $25 to cover the embroidery costs. Non-members may participate as well, at a rate of $50 per child (includes 2 names per child). The child’s names in Hebrew should be emailed to khproject@ecdp.info.

 

YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES

EARLY YOUTH GROUPS: Thank you to everyone who participated in our extremely successful Early Youth Groups trial, which ran from May 20th through the end of June. your participation, feedback, and enthusiasm were extremely appreciated, and we look forward to seeing all of you again when early groups restart in September!

SHABBAT MORNING YOUTH GROUPS: Shabbat groups will start at 10:00 am and will conclude at the end of davening. Anyone who comes to groups will receive tickets towards our next prize redemption raffle! Also, as usual, any children who participate nicely in davening at groups will be eligible for our weekly raffle! Each week, several kids prepare and deliver short divrei torah at groups! If your children would like to be part of the dvar torah rotation (and rewarded handsomely with tickets), please email Rafi at youth@ecdp.info!

ONEG IN THE PARK: Join us THIS Shabbat afternoon, July 22nd, in Cornwell Park for our popular "Oneg” in the Park" event! Enjoy games, open play in the park, cold ices, and a short schmooze on the Parsha! This weeks schmooze will be given by Rebbetzin Sima Greer, on the topic of "Every Jew Deserves a Place in Eretz Yisroel". The Oneg is for children grades 1-7, but children younger than 1st grade are welcome with parental supervision. Drop off is at Cornwell Park at 5pm, pick up is at 6pm. The weather is supposed to be hot on Shabbat, so please send a drink with your child as there are no water fountains in the park. Please ensure that you pick up your children on time, as our staff will not be able to stay in the park to supervise after 6pm. See you there!
NOTE: As of now there is a chance of thunderstorms for Shabbat afternoon. If there is rain, or if rain seems imminent, from 4 pm and onwards then the Oneg will be canceled and postponed to a later date.

MESS DAY!: We are extremely excited to introduce our first ever "MESS DAY", on Sunday, August 13th! All children ages 2-5 are invited to join Morah Faigy & Rafi from 9:45-11:00 am for the messiest activities around! The kids will squish, squelch, splash, and mush a variety of messy materials as they make their way through our fun activity stations! Then, wash off in the hose and sprinkler outside! Make sure to wear footwear that can get wet, clothes that can get dirty, and bring a towel to dry off afterwards! Admission is $18 per person ($25 for non-members). ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT! RSVP: Rafi at youth@ecdp.info

FAMILY NIGHT OUT: BASEBALL GAME: Join us on Sunday, August 20th for a "Family Night Out" to the exciting Long Island Ducks vs Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game, on Jewish Heritage Night! Gates open at 4:05 pm, game starts at 5:05 pm. Pre-game "Meet & Greet" autograph session with the baseball players, and post-game everyone is invited to "run the bases"! Tickets are $15 per person. Children 3 years old & younger may attend for free if they sit on a parent’s lap. To reserve your tickets, please email Rafi at youth@ecdp.info as soon as possible!

SAVE THE DATE: ECDP YOUTH KICKOFF EXTRAVAGANZA: On Sunday, September 10th we will be having our incredible annual " ECDP Youth Kickoff Event", from 4:00-6:00 pm at Cornwell Park, to celebrate the start of the new season of youth activities! The event will include "Game Truck", Laser Tag, Bubble Soccer, Bounce House, food, entertainment, games, AND MORE! This will be THE event of the year, you don't want to miss this! More details to follow.

RECAP: BIRTHDAY KIDDUSH: JULY: Last week we had our monthly "Youth Birthday Kiddush", celebrating the birthdays of all kids who have their birthdays in the month of July! We would like to thank the sponsors of this month’s Youth Birthday Kiddush:
Laurie & Natan Hecht, in honor of Ari's Birthday! Lauren & Jonathan Maslow, in honor of Chloe's 3rd birthday! We look forward to celebrating with everyone again next month!

 

SISTERHOOD NOTICES

ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The book club featuring “Snow in Augustby Pete Hamill will be meeting Monday, August 16 at 8:30 pm at the home of Leah Fish, 632 Jefferson Street. The books are available at the West Hempstead library under Nancy’s book club.

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 myska43@yahoo.com.

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 NOTICES

Combination for Sprague Entrance: The combination for the Sprague entrance is 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.

TZEDAKA FUND: A Charity Account has been created to provide for those who come to collect and other tzedakah needs. This fund will be overseen by Rabbi Greer and checks should be made out to Eitz Chayim Charity Account and can be given to Rabbi Greer or Josh Kupchik.

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 lights are off and 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 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.

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.

YAHRTZEIT PlAQUES AND SHUL CLOUD UPDATE: We are currently in the process of updating the ECDP Yahrtzeit calendar. If you have loved ones that you wish to include in the shul's Yahrzeit calendar, please take a moment to update or fill out this form, by clicking on this link bit.ly/20SejoX By doing so, you will be helping us maintain the most updated and accurate information, and allowing us to accommodate your needs, as the Yahrtzeit approaches. Also, if you would like to order yahrtzeit plaques in our Shul, please contact Gail Hay at 516-414-1626 or gailhay555@ aol.com. We thank you in advance for your assistance. May the neshamot have an aliyah and may we share in smachot.

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.

BRUCE WENGER 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 amyzehn@gmail.com.

SIMCHA/EVENT SCHEDULING. To avoid any simcha/event scheduling conflicts, please make sure when planning a simcha or an event 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 BULLETIN BOARD

WH COMMUNITY KUMITZFEST & BBQ: First annual, WH Kumzitzfest 7 BBQ, August 5, 2017 9:45 pm, ECC Auditorium 240 Hempstead Avenue. Don’t miss this event. Sponsorships welcome to help with the event, $100. Excess funds collected to benefit HANC. Donate at Hanc.org, Please include Nachamu Kumzitz Fest in donation information.

TOV B’YACHAD SUPPLIES FOR SUCCESS: Sunday, August 13, 2017, Volunteer for sorting and assembly, Adults and Teens over 12 years old are needed to set up at 9:30 am. Come with your kids ages 7 and up from 11 am – 12:30 pm to assemble bags. HAFTR Middle School Gym, 33 Washington Avenue, Lawrence, NY. Enter through Frost Lane entrance.

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Walk 4 Friendship benefiting the Friendship Circle and HANC. Sunday, September 3, 2017. For more information please contact Rabbi Leiberman at rebyossel@yahoo.com or call 516-596-8691.

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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