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TODAY - Los Angeles KIDS and Anash Connect to the World

Tens of thousands around the US and Canada will join simultaneously for "Connection & Commitment: A live, interactive coast-to-coast farbrengen" in preparation for Gimmel Tammuz  Tomorrow Sunday, June 26 - 20 Sivan 5776.

Hundreds of communities will gather together to join the historic event, joining live with Anash communities across the USA and Canada.

The Los Angeles event will take place at 10:30 am at the BANCROFT MIDDLE SCHOOL (See Flyer Below) 

and will feature RABBI MOSHE BRYSKY

Only those who attend will receive a raffle ticket to win a round trip ticket to New  York for GIMEL TAMUZ 
and will be given a limited special souvenir "Hachana for Gimmel Tamuz"
 booklet for children 

The Los Angeles  event is being organized with the participation of local Shuls and Rabbonim.

Famed performer Bentzi Marcus of the popular 8th Day band will be performing live from Miami during the program.
A special raffle will be held in Los Angeles and at each participating communities' local event for a trip to the Rebbe's Ohel for Gimmel Tamuz. 
 
The raffle will be drawn in each city throughout the course of Sunday's event and the winner will receive a free trip to NY, representing his/her community. 
Dozens of communities have already confirmed their participation in the event, with many more to join, which will be hosted live from locations including Houston, TX;  Miami, Florida; Montreal, Canada; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn & Monsey NY.
The program will be geared for men, women and children and will include special video clips of the Rebbe, world class speakers as well as special live, musical presentations - all featured live from various locations across the USA and Canada. 
 
 

Announcements - Behaalosecha

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.
  • SUNDAY: Grand California Hakhel event: Sunday, 20 Sivan/June 26, 10:30 am at the Bancroft Middle School Auditorium 929 N Las Palmas Ave. Click here for the KOL KORE TO ANASH from our Rabonim.

Shabbos Schedule - Behaalosecha

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:50
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:19 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • NO KOL YAKOV YEHUDA IN THE SUMMER :(((
  • Hakhel - Mesibas Shabbos for girls in Shul: 4:30 pm 
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:50 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:50 pm - Avos Perek 2
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:53 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Behaalosecha

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s father Reb Ezer ben Reb Shimon ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Sholom Mrs. Glick for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Shaindel Glick’s mother Baila Frummet bas Reb Asher Haleivi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mordechai Katz in honor of the marriage of their son Mendel to Mushkie Lewin. May he be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. 

Women's Hakhel Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Behaalosecha

6:30 pm at the home of: Mrs. Etty Bastomski
418 N Fuller Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz

Mazal Tov To - Behaalosecha

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin on the marriage of their son Mendy to Chani Feigelstock.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avrohom Plotkin on the upsheren of their grandson.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Jon Hambourger - 19 Sivan
  • Mr. Moshe Niasoff - 19 Sivan
  • Aaron Binyomin Revere - 20 Sivan
  • Yaakov Rotenberg - 21 Sivan
  • Mr. Reuven Solomon - 22 Sivan
  • Yisroel Freeman - 24 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yitzchok Tennenbaum - 24 Sivan
  • Mr. Chaim Spiegel - 25 Sivan
  • Mr. Avi Rav-Noy - 25 Sivan
  • Avinoam Rav-Noy - 25 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Dr. & Mrs. Sholom Fine - 19 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky - 21 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Levin - 22 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joel Yachzel - 24 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Rubashkin - 25 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Baila Frummet bas Reb Asher Haleivi (Mrs. Shaindel Glick’s mother) - 21 Sivan
  • Reb Ezer ben Reb Shimon (Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s father) - 21 Sivan
  • Tamar bas Reb Moshe (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s sister) - 22 Sivan
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Shmuel (Mr. Jon Engelson’s father) - 24 Sivan

Devar Torah - Behaalosecha

Creating a Conducive Environment in the Spiritual Desert
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

In last week’s and this week’s parsha the Torah speaks about the Bnei Levi. Bnei Levi were responsible for carrying and assembling the Mishkan. The Bnei Kehos carried the vessels; the Aron, Menorah, Mizbeach and Shulchan. The Bnei Gershon carried the curtains etc while the Bnei Merari carried the boards etc. which made up the structure of the Mishkan. The Bnei Gershon and Merari were responsible for setting up the Mishkon in advance so when the Bnei Kehos arrived with the keilim they were ready to be placed inside. What is the lesson that this teaches us today? These mitzvos were only for the Bnei Yisroel when they travelled in the midbar.  What relevant lesson does this teach us today in our service of Hashem?

Just like there is a physical desert, so too there is a spiritual desert. At times a person may feel lost in a spiritual desert that seems impossible to leave. So too nowadays in America it seems at times as if we have lost our way. Standards continue to drop. We tend to demand less and less of ourselves and our children. Test scores in the schools are less demanding. Instead of creating an environment that raises the bar on what we can achieve, we see the opposite. Society is lost in the desert. Our job is to find a way out of the desert. So what can we do? Each one of us needs to build a Mishkan for Hashem in our personal lives.

From among the children of Levi, Gershon was the bechor. Kehos was the next oldest followed by Merari. We see in the Torah however that Kehos was counted first, because he was the most holy. If Kehos was the most holy then why didn’t Hashem also make him the bechor? The Rebbe brings in Likutei Sichos (v. 13) an explanation of the Alter Rebbe in Likutei Torah that building of the Mishkan in the service of Hashem is similar to remodeling. First, you must clean and paint, then you can bring in the furniture. So too spiritually, we need to be ‘sur m’ra - to go away from what is improper’, and then to be ‘asei tov – to do good’. Gershon represents the need to drive out the negative. This is the first step. In order to accomplish this we need Merari which represents ‘mar’- bitter, to make an expert and sober accounting of both our accomplishments and shortcomings and our overall condition. After taking spiritual stock we need to be irked by our present state and desire change. This is known by the term ‘mari d’chushbana- master (also ‘mar’ bitter) accountant’. By carrying the structural portion of the Mishkon, Merari represents the wall of separation that comes between the desert and all that comes with it and what is inside of the Mishkon, a discreet environment of kedusha. Once this has been accomplished, then Gershon can hoist the curtains over the walls, completing the separation of the sanctified environment. And then Kehos bring in all of the vessels, which represent’s all of the things that we need to utilize in the service of Hashem.

In summary, Gershon and Merari made a suitable environment, the walls and the covering of the Mishkan, to provide a place for the vessels that provide the revelation of the divine presence that comes with all the warmth and the feeling together with the service inside the Mishkan.

We follow a similar order in our lives, in our service of Hashem. For example, we use tanks to go on mivtzoyim. We pull individuals inside the tanks to do a mitzvah. What do we need a tank for? We need a tank in order to take him out of the street, an environment which is hostile to kedusha. Then you can speak to him and fill him with the warmth and beauty of the mitzvah that he does. In order to do mivtza neshek, you need a candle holder and a table, a suitable environment through which the candle can transform the environment into a holy place. The shul is known as the mikdash me’at, the small mikdash, an environment to daven. It is a place intended to be closed off from the world, to be entered and filled with tefillah. As we know from Shulchan Aruch, there is supposed to be an entry way in between the door and the shul that is there to create a separation from the outside in order to have a removed and settled place to delve into prayer without disturbance. This applies to children in school as well. A teacher needs to create a warm and welcoming environment that is conducive for learning. So too our homes, we need to create an environment that makes it conducive to excel in all aspects of Yiddishkeit.

Even though the main thing is not the environment, rather how we use the environment, nevertheless, we need a fitting environment to be able to accomplish what is necessary. Therefore, Gershon and Merari had to be first, (not Kehos) even though the the main thing was Kehos’ service, which represents Torah and Avodah.

In order to drive away the evils of the world, it isn’t necessary to make speeches full of fire and brimstone or give mussar. A simple and heartfelt expression such as “ez past pisht – it’s not for you” is often more than enough to draw the correct distinction.

So practically speaking; “why do we need a mashpia? If the reason is because we need to hear a maamer, there are many options online! Do we go to a fabrengen to hear a d’var Torah? For that we can open a sefer. We go for the environment, to experience the chassidishe atmosphere. We go to the mashpia for guidance, in order to help create a chassidishe environment out of our home and our life, and how to constantly approve. We go for clear guidance, like a specific maamer to learn or a specific mitzvah to be mehader in. Guidance to see what is missing, in order to pull myself out of the desert and to build a Mishkan, a truly warm chassidishe environment.

There is a story told of Reb Chaim Brisker about once when an individual from the community asked him a shaaloh about whether you can be yotzei the four cups of the Seder on milk. Upon hearing the shaaloh he immediately sent his son with money for this man’s family for the entire Pesach. His son asked; “Tatte, he just asked a shaaloh about milk, he didn’t ask for tzedakah?” Reb Chaim understood this person’s ‘environment’. He understood that if he was asking to be yotzei the four cups on milk, then certainly there was no meat or chicken in the house. He understood the environment of the person who asked the question and therefore he knew how to address his needs properly. This is an example of a true Rav, and that you cannot find online or by making a search using Rabbi Google.

The Rebbe is the Aron with the Luchos and we need to create the environment, a Mishkan with the assistance of our mashpia.

Coming Soon!!! Unique event for ALL!!! DON'T MISS THIS

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Tens of thousands around the US and Canada will join simultaneously for "Connection & Commitment: A live, interactive coast-to-coast farbrengen" in preparation for Gimmel Tammuz on Sunday, June 26 - 20 Sivan 5776.

Hundreds of communities will gather together to join the historic event, joining live with Anash communities across the USA and Canada.

The Los Angeles event will take place at 10:30 AM At the Bancroft Middle School and will feature Rabbi Moshe Brysky

The Los Angeles   event is being organized with the participation of local Shuls and Rabbonim.

Famed performer Bentzi Marcus of the popular 8th Day band will be performing live from Miami during the program.

A special raffle will be held in Los Angeles and at each participating communities' local event for a trip to the Rebbe's Ohel for Gimmel Tamuz. 

The raffle will be drawn in each city throughout the course of Sunday's event and the winner will receive a free trip to NY, representing his/her community. 

Dozens of communities have already confirmed their participation in the event, with many more to join, which will be hosted live from locations including Houston, TX;  Miami, Florida; Montreal, Canada; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn & Monsey NY.

The program will be geared for men, women and children and will include special video clips of the Rebbe, world class speakers as well as special live, musical presentations - all featured live from various locations across the USA and Canada. 

Meals for Nassi Family

TakeThemAMeal.com

A meal schedule has been created for: Nassi family using TakeThemAMeal.com, and you've been invited to participate!

If you would like to sign up, you can access the meal schedule by clicking here, or by visiting TakeThemAMeal.com and locating the schedule by recipient last name (family) and password (help).

I have included additional notes about this meal schedule below. If you have any questions, please let me know!
 
Thanks,
 
R.Chana L.Raichik, Inna V.
310 7380092
inagold@gmail.com
 
Additional Notes:  

 

Dear friends,
We are going to cook for a family of 4 adults.
Today was the surgery for Mr. Aharon and for a week the family will be near him in the Hospital in Downtown.
For that period of time Ateres Avigail Bikur Holim will assist with meal delivery and pick up the food from your house,so please make sure to write your address when you sign up on the schedule.
Any food is wellcome like fish ,dairy and meat/chicken with Chabad hashgaha.
The second week Yi"H they will be at home and we will see if one of their boys could pick it up,because it still a time before camps start,kids going away and other summer excitement.
Pleas say Kapitel 61 for Aharon ben Dina.
We should hear only good news,
Tizku lemitzvos!

2 Smicha graduations tonight

All are invited to join us for a most unique evening as we salute the graduates of Bais Toras Menachem Yeshiva of Los Angeles.  This is not just a 'graduation'...it is a CELEBRATION.  It is a communal Simcha of the highest caliber, as we are saluting bachurim who against all odds, have superseded their own, and our expectations, and achieved SO much! (Whether Smicha, or part thereof, Safrus, Shchita, ged/college course, CPR etc etc..)

It is a communal Simcha, because by celebrating with these boys, we are making a statement, that each and every bachur matters.

 

Date: Monday, June 20

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: 625 N. La brea Avenue/ Levi Yitzchak Shul (Kolel room)


Hope to greet you there,

Mordechai and Rivky Katz

BTM Founders and Administrators


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Grand California Hakhel event

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Announcements - Naso

  • Click Here for KYY Update.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.
  • SAVE THE DATE" Grand California Hakhel event: Sunday, 20 Sivan/June 26, 10:30 am at the Bancroft Middle School Auditorium 929 N Las Palmas Ave. Click here for the KOL KORE TO ANASH from our Rabonim.

Shabbos Schedule - Naso

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:48
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:17 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • FINAL WEEK OF Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Hakhel - Mesibas Shabbos for girls in Shul: 4:30 pm 
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:45 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:45 pm - Avos Perek 1
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:51 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Naso

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Ashkenazi for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi’s father Reb Noson ben Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s father Reb Moshe ben Reb Avrohom ob”m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Braude for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Boruch Braude’s mother Tova bas Reb Yerachmiel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Burston in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also in honor of Rabbi Chaim Burston’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Jonathan Glabman in honor of Rabbi Jonathan Glabman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Dr. Martin Leaderman for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Margalit Leaderman’s father Reb Nissen ben Reb Lebel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Naso

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Finck in honor of their daughter’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Nathanson in honor of Rabbi Yossi Nathanson’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman in honor of Mrs.Atara Reichman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also in honor of the birthdays of their children Alexander Sender & Sara Gittel. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
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