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Shul Chanukah Party

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A Farbrengen will take place IY”H every night of Chanukah in Congregation Levi-Ytschok beginning @ 9:30 PM with a guest speaker & a sponsor to be announced

During Chanukah a Minyan for Maariv will start at 9:30 PM

Please note all the above is subject to change with prior notice.

Cheder Menachem/BCM Charidy

Dear Friends,

As you may know our sons/daughters attend a wonderful school in Los Angeles called Cheder Menachem/Bais Chaya Mushka.

The school provides a quality education to more than 350 children each year – many of whom, by necessity, receive generous scholarship assistance.

Having benefited both directly and indirectly from the tremendous good accomplished by this organization, We are asking you to please help them take advantage of a very short, but extremely important, window of opportunity…

For the next 24 hours your donation to Cheder Menachem/Bais Chaya Mushka School will be quadrupled due to a 3-to-1 match, up to $1,000,000. This means if you give $100 it turns into $400. Donate $250 and it turns into $1000.

Please click on to this link to learn more and to make your essential and timely gift.

Announcements - Vayeishev

Shabbos Schedule - Vayeishev

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:25 pm
  • Late Kabolos Shabbos: 6:15 pm 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:16 am
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 4:25 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:28 pm
  • Father and Son Learning: 7:00-7:45 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeishev

  • Mr. & Mrs. Zechariah Davidson in honor of Mr. Zechariah Davidson’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. Arthur Diller in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmy Klyne in honor of Rabbi Zalmy Klyne’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Shagalov in honor of Rabbi Yosef Shagalov’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Eli Vcherashansky for all the miracles and kindness Hashem has shown their family. May Hashem continue to shower them and the entire community with kol tuv sela.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeishev

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Levenberg in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Steve Zipp in honor of their daughter Mrs. Shifra Klein’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Vayeishev

4:15 pm at the home of Mrs. Tzirel Frankel
109 S Vista
Speaker: Mrs. Chana Rochel Schusterman

Mazal Tov To - Vayeishev

  • Mr. & Mrs. Efraim Lezak on the engagement of their son Shmuli to Sara Basya Jacobson.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Moshe Zalman Wachtel - 21 Kislev
  • Shneur Zalman Klyne - 21 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yosef Shagalov - 22 Kislev
  • Moshe Davidson - 23 Kislev
  • Yaakov Wolowik - 24 Kislev
  • Mr. Avi Hecht - 24 Kislev
  • Mr. Shmuel David Faynerman - 24 Kislev
  • Mr. Arthur Diller - 25 Kislev
  • Mr. Zechariah Davidson - 27 Kislev
  • Sholom Yehuda Gorelik - 27 Kislev

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Levenberg - 21 Kislev
  • Mr. & Mrs. Aviv Topps - 22 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Shlomi ben Reb Ezra (Mrs. Ariela Hecht’s father) - 21 Kislev

Devar Torah - Vayeishev

19 Kislev: By Holding on to the Rebbe’s Door Handle 
we Get Lifted Up to Fulfill the Shlichus! 
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

A Good Yom Tov. The Alter Rebbe said that whomever participates in his simcha, the simcha of Yud-Tes Kislev, the commemoration of his release from prison and the nullification of the heavenly decree against spreading Chassidus will merit three things. 1. To be taken from personal metzar-constrictions to merchav, an expansion: 2. To be taken out of physicality and lifted to ruach-spirit, and: 3. To be taken out of gehenom-pugatory. The Rebbe Rashab explained all of these three as spiritual elevations. To be taken out of gehenom is to be elevated from the hustle and bustle of our daily demands that block our vision so that all we think about is for today’s concerns and what we can get for ourselves. To be taken from physicality to spirit is to go from Yetzira to the world of Briyah-Creation, and to be taken from any constriction to an expansion is to go from Briyah to Atzilus, the world of Emanation.

The Rebbe the Tzemach Tzedek explained participating in the simcha in the following way. To participate means to “anhaltin the klemka” to take hold of the door handle of the Rebbe’s room. Taking hold of the door handle means to desire to enter the Rebbe’s room and be entirely united. What is the doorknob of the Rebbe’s room? The door handle is the time in our souls that we set aside for the study of Chassidus and the manner in which we live and act in the ways of Chassidus and follow the minhagim. The Alter Rebbe can lift you up from the lowest level to the highest place, but if we do not participate in the simcha, then all we see is ourselves. Until we participate we are stuck, and it’s like we are in gehenom surrounded only by our personal concerns. All of us can enter the Rebbe’s room because Chassidus has equality of access for all, not only for the very learned. With Chassidus even the simplest person can go out of gehenom and reach the highest heights (Based on the Yud-Tes Kislev fabrengen 5712-1951 and 5719-1958).

There is a story about the Rebbe Rashab who fought the Russian Government when they tried to legislate changes to Jewish education and Rabbbinics that would harm the proper observance of the Torah and mitzvos. When the Rebbe spoke strongly against the government at a public inquiry he was placed in house arrest. One of the Rabbonim attending the inquiry went to visit him in his room and found him distraught and crying. He asked him why he was so upset when he had done everything possible including mesirus nefesh.  The Rebbe answered that it didn’t matter what he had done, even the mesirus nefesh if the decree had not been rescinded.

When someone looks over a business, how is he able to tell the difference between a worker and an actual partner in the business? During the day you cannot see a difference because they both work hard although for different reasons. The worker puts in an honest day’s work, and the partner keeps careful watch over the business. At night however there is a real difference. If you visit the worker’s home late at night you will probably see that he is sleeping soundly. After all, he worked hard all day and he’s now getting a well-deserved rest. If you visit the partner’s house however you may well find him awake worrying about the bottom line and thinking of new ways to insure that the business prospers. The Rebbe Rashab has the concern of an owner and therefore although he really had done all that is possible, still he was inconsolable because the ‘business’ hadn’t prospered, the decree had not yet been annulled. It’s different for a worker, although it’s disappointing, you did your part and that’s what’s important to the worker.

Once we grasp the door handle we are connected, it is possible for us as well to begin to feel the same way. Participating in the simcha requires that we take hold of the handle each day with renewed energy by keeping our commitments to learning living and acting like Chassidim. By fulfilling what the Rebbe desires for us our families, our communities and for the world. And then we are in his room. 

We also need to always strive to bring Moshiach. This is what the Rebbe has called upon this generation to do. The Rebbe desires that we do all that we can to bring the geula now and to cry out uncompromisingly and in truth, Ad Mosai! To truly desire Moshiach’s coming like a real partner. To daven “Pada b’shalom nafshi- that Hashem should redeem my soul, that we should see it as our soul, our ‘business’ to get out of our focus on the daily demands and to go to receive Moshiach Now!

REMINDER!!! 19 Kislev Community Farbrengen

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masbiah program

Baruch HaShem the masbiah program was a big success.

The recipients were very grateful. Thank you to all that participated in this huge mitzvah.

The next masbiah drop off will be Sunday 29 Kislev/December 17 the Sunday following Shabbos mevorchim.

Tizku lemitzvos.

Announcements - Vayishlach

  • Click here for KYY update. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!

19 Kislev Community Events

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Shabbos Schedule - Vayishlach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:25 pm
  • Late Kabolos Shabbos: 6:15 pm 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:11 am
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 4:25 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:28 pm
  • Father and Son Learning: 7:00-7:45 pm
  • Monday night: Start saying V’sein Tal Umatar L’Brochah - by Ma’ariv 
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