EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead,
November 17-24, 2017, 28 Cheshvan – 6 Kislev 5778
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, November 17,
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 4:16 pm
Shabbat, November 18,
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 &
Parsha Shiur......................... Cancelled
Latest Shema........................ 9:12
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 3:15
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... 4:30
Shabbat Ends....................... 5:25
Sunday, November 19,
Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:53 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 am -
by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
Weekdays – November 20-24,
Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 2017
Breakfast Learning Program, Thursday, November 23, 2017
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes
before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Tue & Wed
Thu & Fri
pm Mon, Tue & Wed
MAZAL TOV to Carrie and Kenny
Jerome on the birth of a granddaughter, Chaya, born to their children Rachie &
Daniel Jerome of Yerushalayim. A special Mazal Tov to great grandparents Is Schechter
and Chani Jerozolimsky and to all of
Chaya's Uncles, Aunts and cousins. We thank the Jerome family for their
generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion.
MAZAL TOV to Deanna Meyer on her
engagement to Jonny Gelfand of New Rochelle, NY. Mazal Tov to Deanna's parents,
Miriam & Sam Meyer, and to the grandfather, Henry Woloch, and to Lana's
siblings Taryn, Daniel, Alexa, David, Lana, Benji, and niece, Caroline. Mazal
Tov to Jonny's parents, Rebecca & Jamie Gelfand, grandmothers Guitelle Cumsky
and Susan Gelfand and siblings, Joey & Mikey.
Chani & Arie Nadboy on the birth of a granddaughter Kayla Batya born to
Rebecca & Simcha Frishman. Mazal tov to siblings, Talia & Eitan. Mazal
Tov to cousin Leora and Aunts and Uncles Michelle & Gavin, Jackie &
Daniel. We thank the Nadboy family for their generous donation to the ECDP
Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion.
SECURITY: The Shul has arranged for armed security on Shabbat morning. The guards
are all either off-duty or retired law enforcement. Please do not distract them
as they are here to focus on our safety.
THE MARK KALMANOWITZ FRIDAY NIGHT LEARNING PROGRAM The learning will continue through the
winter months until
we return the clock to daylight savings time on March 11, 2018, after Parshat Parah/Vayakhel-Pekudei. Every Friday night following Maariv 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 Effie Gross.
HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH: The Hashkama Minyan Kiddush is
sponsored this week by Miriam & Sam Meyer to commemorate Sam’s mother’s
7th yartzeit, חוה בת ר׳
שמואל, which will be on ב
כסלו, the engagement of our daughter Deanna to Jonny
Gelfand of New Rochelle, and my 47th bar mitzvah anniversary, which
was last Shabbat פרשת וירא.
monthly Shabbat Monthly Kiddush
takes place this Shabbat Mevorchim,
Parshat Toldot, November 18, 2017.
MANC MELAVA MALKA: This Motzei Shabbat, November 18, 2017, 8 pm
at HANC ECC, 240 Hempstead Avenue, Featuring Challah Bake with Katie Lichter,
“From Baking to Bathing: Make the Mundane Holy” Light dairy dinner served.
MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR
WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash
Shiur will take place Tuesday, November 21 at 8:00 pm at ECDP. All
women are invited to attend.
THANKSGIVING LEARNING PROGRAM: Thursday, November 23, 2017. Shacharit 7:50 am, Breakfast
8:35 pm. Shiur by Rabbi Schwalb 8:50 am on the topic of Halachic Issues Arising
from Vacations. Sponsored by the Hochbaum Family in memory of Marvin Hochbaum,
A”H Menachem Mendel ben Eliezer, on his 10th yahrtzeit
THURSDAY NIGHT CHOLENT & TORAH: Please
join us every Thursday evening following the 9:30 pm Maariv for some Cholent &
Torah relating to the Parsha led by Rabbi Schwalb. Our next one will take place
on November 30, 2017.
SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE: Shabbat, Parshat Yaveshev, December 8-9, 2017
Rabbi Edward Reichman,
MD will spend Shabbat at ECDP. Rabbi Reichman is a Professor of Emergency
Medicine and Professor of Philosophy and History of medicine at the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine, where he teaches Jewish medical ethics. He
received his Rabbinical ordination from RIETS and writes and lectures
internationally in the field of Jewish medical ethics, history and halacha. He
will speak Friday night, Shabbat morning and Shabbat afternoon. A Kiddush will
follow his lecture Shabbat morning. Please contact Rabbi Schwalb (email@example.com) or Shragi Feldman (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are
interested in sponsoring.
CARLEBACH MINYAN: Join Us For Our Monthly Carlebach Friday Night Davening (in addition to the regular
Friday night minyan). The
monthly schedule is December 22, 2017, January 12, 2018, February 9, 2018,
March 2, 2018 and April 20, 2018. All are invited!
SAVE the DATE: ECDP DINNER!
We are pleased to announce that the Shul’s annual dinner will, IY”H, take place on Sunday, March 11, 2018. Details to follow.
APPEALS: Over the Yomim Tovim, ECDP made several appeals. Our Shul relies almost
entirely on support from its members and friends to fund operations and we need
your help. We ask that you contribute generously to the Ata Haraisa and Yizkor
appeals by clicking here or logging
in at eitzchayim.shulcloud.com
and going to the link that says "KOL NIDREI, YIZKOR, ATA HAREISA APPEALS"
or sending an email with your pledge amount to FINANCE@ecdp.info or
dropping off a check in our Shul mailbox (located next to the Sprague Ave.
entrance). Thank you in advance for your generous support!
Memo From the
Building Committee: Given our vibrant and
growing ECDP community, the Building Committee has spent the past year
assessing our Shul's needs and planning for the future. It is with great
excitement that we share "a sneak peek" of the architectural
renderings for a new renovation and expansion project which will provide much
needed space and opportunities for growth. More information on this project
will follow after Yom Tov. In the meantime, the renderings will be displayed on
the monitors outside in the Lobby of the Main Sanctuary and
in the coatroom of the Sprague Street entrance. We encourage all of you to take a look
at the proposed design and you will have opportunities to provide input and
feedback. Please feel free to reach out to any member of the Building Committee
with comments or questions (David Bench, Eric Bienenfeld, BJ Diamond, Michael
Friedman, Gadi Goldress, Daniel Hanuka, Kobi Leifer and Jeremy Maryles).
MORNING YOUTH GROUPS: Shabbat groups start at 10:00
am and conclude at the end of davening. We can’t wait to see you there!
Earn tickets towards our next prize redemption raffle! Davening, Parsha
Activities, games, sports, snacks, & MORE!
RETURN OF THE EARLY GROUPS: Due to extremely popular demand, “Early Groups”
has returned! “Early Groups” provides supervised open play from 9:15-10:00am (before regular groups). Early
Groups will be supervised by Rafi & the amazing ECDP Group Leaders.
BNEI AKIVA SNIF: JOIN
US THIS Shabbat Afternoon, November 18th for SNIF
(5pm) in the YI Youth Wing. All 2nd – 6th graders are invited from ALL
shuls 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: Parent/Child
Learning is here! The best program in town is back, and better than ever! PCL is
at 6:30 pm, in the Beit Medrash, All are welcome! Join us for a fun filled
evening of learning, pizza, divrei torah, snacks, prizes and raffles, and MORE!
PCL is by far our most popular and most widely attended event at Shul, with
well over one hundred people participating on a regular basis! PCL provides a
quality parent/child bonding experience in a positive Jewish environment, not
to mention over 200 prizes and 1,400 slices of pizza! Running such a
high-caliber program costs us thousands of dollars per year to run, and we rely
very heavily on donations and sponsorships in order to keep the program
running. We are currently seeking families, as well as corporate sponsors, who
would like to sponsor a week, month, or the whole season of learning. If you
would like to sponsor, please email Rafi at email@example.com.
TEEN MINYAN: Stay tuned for dates for our next monthly
teen minyan. which takes place on Shabbat morning at 9:30 am at the Wachtell
Room of Congregation Shaaray Shalom followed by a Hot Kiddush.
FRIDAY NIGHT ONEG: Postponed. As a result of a scheduling conflict the
Sisterhood Oneg is being postponed and will not take place this Friday night.
We will circulate a new date shortly.
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The book club featuring “November 9” by Colleen
Hoover will be meeting Tuesday, November 28 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
MANC Early Winter hours: Effective Sunday night, November 5, 2017,
the Mikvah weekend hours are: Saturday night: 6 pm – 10:30 pm, Sunday: 5:30 pm
– 10:30 pm **, Motzei Shabbat & Sunday:
a community member is on duty until 7:30 pm. At 7:30 pm our regular
attendant will come on duty. **Check the MANC message for any changes in the
time. Effective Monday, November 6, 2017 the Mikvah will open Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Please check the machine
for new time as the zman changes. Please take advantage of these new extended
hours. Any further questions, please call the MANC presidents: Malkie Merrill @
516-485-1430, Risa Pollock
MANC looks forward to serving the needs of our growing community and
appreciates your ongoing support.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or email@example.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
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 advance.
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 email@example.com
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,
firstname.lastname@example.org information about
your simcha for listing in the weekly announcements and the amount of your
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
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/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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
SHABBAT in WH: Shabbat
Hatzalah in West Hempstead, This Shabbat Toldot, November 18, 2017. Stand
together with our local Hatzalah.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOTHNG G'MACH OF WEST HEMPSTEAD As
you begin planning your smachot, please consider patronizing our gemach for
your simcha gowns. Come see our beautiful assortment of Mother of the Bride,
Grandmother, Bridesmaid and even Bat Mitzvah Gowns. Don’t forget about the
youngest members of the bridal party. We have girls’ simcha dresses and even
toddler boys’ tuxedos. Thank you for your past support. All proceeds benefit YI
Rabbis Fund. For further information or to arrange an appointment, call Michal
Talit at 516-385-2830 or email her at Mrstalit@gmail.com
"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.