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Announcements - Bamidbar

  • Click here for KYY updates.
  • 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 kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.

Schedule - Bamidbar/Shavuos

In the year 5746, the Rebbe put forth a “Bakasha-Nafshis” (heartfelt request) asking all Jews to participate in unity gatherings on Shabbos-Bamidbar, in preparation for receiving the Torah on Shavuos. 

In light of this call, on this Shabbos day, ALL THREE MINYONIM will be joining together for Chassidus, Shacharis and Farbrengen, we kindly ask everyone in our community to participate, in the spirit of כאיש אחד בלב אחד Like one man with one heart. See Schedule Below.

Let us hope and pray that in merit of the efforts of our community, we will be Zocheh, long before Shavuos, to the coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu. 

Friday, Sivan 4/May 22 
Erev Shabbos

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:34 pm

Shabbos, Sivan 5/May 23 
Shabbos Bamidbor - Shabbos Achdus

  • Joint Shiur Chassidus with Rabbi Mendel Cohen of YOEC: 9:15 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:18 am
  • Joint Shacharis: 10:15 am - Upstairs in Moshe Ganz Hall
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Followed by a Kiddush-Farbrengen downstaris, for men in the Shul, for women in the Kolel.
  • Cheder Menachem & Tzivos Hashem invite ALL JEWISH BOYS to get together for a GRAND SHABBOS RALLY. click here for more info.
  • Mesibos Shabbos for Girls: 4:30 pm in Shul
  • Shiur in Mesaches Sotah by Rabbi Bukiet: 6:15 pm 
  • Shiur in Pirkei Avos by Rabbi Raichik: 6:35 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:35 pm - Pirkei Avos - Perek 6
  • Light Yom Tov Candles from a pre-existing flame after: 8:37 pm (Shel Yom Tov and Shehechiyanu)

Sunday, Sivan 6/May24
First Day Shavuos

  • Alos HaShachar: 4:19 am
  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:17 am
  • Shacharis upstairs: 10:15 am
  • Aseres Hadibros: 11:45 pm
  • KYY and Chaya's Ezras Noshim invites children of ALL AGES to our BAR MITZVAH - 13 FLAVORS Ice Cream Party and Rally on the 1st day of Shavuos!!! The Ice Cream rally will begin after the adult Minyan finishes davening upstairs in Moshe Ganz Hall. 
  • Mincha: 7:35 pm  
  • Light Candles from a pre-existing flame after: 8:37 pm 
  • (Shel Yom Tov and Shehechiyanu)

Monday, Sivan 7/May 25
Second Day Shavuos

  • Shacharis upstairs: 10:15 am
  • Yizkor: 12:00 pm
  • Mincha /Farbrengen: 7:00 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 8:37 pm

For all the laws and customs regarding Shavuos  
please see the Chabad Chodesh

Kiddush Sponsors - Bamidbar

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of their daughter Rivka Naomi’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Levenberg in honor of Rabbi Simcha Levenberg’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi Yosef Nathanson in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Zalman Roth’s father Reb Yaakov ben Reb Zalmen Leib ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Yitzchok Shagalov for the 10th yahrtzeit of Mrs. Rae Shagalov’s father Reb Dovid Anshil ben Reb Eliyhu ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Eli Vcherashansky in honor of Rabbi Eli Vcherashansky’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilech Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Weiss’s brother Lee ben Reb Yacov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Bamidbar

Shabbos Achdus Shiur & Farbrengen
6:00 pm - At the home of Mrs. Shoshana Plotkin
321 N Detroit St.
Speaker: Mrs. Chana Arnold

Monday, 2nd day of Shavuos, 6 pm
Farbrengen for women at the home of Mrs. Tzirel Frankel
109 S Vista St.

Mazal Tov To - Bamidbar

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yisroel Feiner on the engagement of their daughter Bracha to Meir Cohen.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky on the engagement of their daughter Aidle to Sholom Wilansky.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Milton Goodman - 6 Sivan
  • Nosson Pesach Sroka - 6 Sivan
  • Mr. Gary Apfel - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi Simcha Levenberg - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yisroel Noach Raichik - 9 Sivan
  • Mr. Yisroel Schochet - 9 Sivan
  • Shmuel Leaderman - 10 Sivan
  • Yoisef Yitzchok Halevi Ginsburg - 11 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yosef Nathanson - 11 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shmuel Eiferman - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen - 9 Sivan
  • Rabino & Mrs. Noach Gansburg - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholem Perl - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Noach Vogel - 10 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Dovid Anshil ben Reb Eliyhu (Mrs. Rae Shagalov’s father) - 5 Sivan 
  • Hena bas Reb Yakov (Rabbi Mordechai Berger’s mother) - 5 Sivan
  • Reb Yehoshua ben Reb Moshe Yaakov (Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz’s brother) - 6 Sivan
  • Lee ben Reb Yacov (Mrs. Chana Weiss’s brother) - 7 Sivan
  • Reb Mich'l ben Reb Shlaima (Mrs. Esther Ginsburg’s father) - 9 Sivan
  • Reb Yaakov ben Reb Zalmen Leib (Mr. Zalman Roth’s father) - 10 Sivan
  • Bracha Toiba bas Reb Yitzchok (Rabbi Lazer Handlesman’s mother) - 10 Sivan

Devar Torah - Shavous

Shavous
The Betrothal of Hashem and Klal Yisroel
By Rabbi Shimon Raichick

This year Shabbos parshas Bamidbar falls out on Erev Shavuos.  This order of Shabbos falling on Erev Shavous also occurred in 5728-1968. The Rebbe said a maamar that Shabbos and quoted the pesukim from the end of the haftara:

"And I will betroth you to Me forever, and I will betroth you to Me with righteousness and with justice and with loving-kindness and with mercy. And I will betroth you to Me with faith, and you shall know Hashem."

The two pesukim mention betrothal three times. There is a minhag for some to say these pesikim as they wrap the final three rings of the hand tefillin strap around their finger when they put on their tefillin. These pesukim represent the betrothal to Hashem that the entire Jewish People entered into when we received the Torah at Har Sinai. The nesuin, the marriage will be consummated speedily with the coming of Moshiach. What are these three types of betrothal and what do they represent to each one of us in the service of Hashem?

In gemara Kesubos there is a disagreement between Bais Hillel and Bais Shamai about what should be said about a Kallah as they dance in front of her. Hillel says that she should be described as a pleasant and pious Kallah. Shamai says that she should be described just 'as she is' without any embellishing or exaggeration. They asked Hillel what to do if the Kallah is not so pleasant and not so pious. He answered that still, she is, both pleasant and pious...in the eyes of her Chosson. This same idea holds true for every individual Jew. The way we are in our present state without any exaggerations may not be so great or so perfect. Hillel's answer still applies to each one of us. The name Hillel, as the Rebbe explains, is from the same grammatical root as 'to shine or reveal' as in the verse: "B'hilu nero ali roshi- His candle shined upon my head". The lesson from Hillel is that if we look deeper into the heart of each Jew, we will be able to see the internal connection he or she has to Hashem. There is a reflection of the Chosson, Hashem within the neshama of every Jew and therefore this Jew and every Jew is pleasant and pious.

The three different types of betrothal represent three different approaches in avodas Hashem. There is one approach that is 'l'olam-forever'. This is a person who's entire pleasure in life is Hashem. Because he delves into Hashem's greatness, he understands Hashem's ways with great insight. This is  what brings great pleasure in every aspect of his  service of Hashem. This approach is called 'forever' and he arouses a very deep love for Hashem.

The second approach refers to someone who tries his best but a great pleasure and deep appreciation of Hashem does not sink into his mind. He is distracted and his mind is in many places. Nevertheless he  does the right thing, 'tzedek', he give of his time and his money to help others. He works on himself, and does 'mishpat'. He judges his own conduct and sees his state of affairs and then decides how best to deal with his circumstances.  He concludes and successfully goes in the the way of chesed, using his natural love inherited from Avraham Avinu, 'chesed l'Avraham'. If he is unable to arouse his natural love, he nonetheless persists by arousing rachamim, compassion, the attribute of Yaakov Avinu. He realizes how far away he has gone from closeness to Hashem etc., and is moved to tears. He cries out and in his longing he reveals his authentic emotion for Hashem.

For this third individual nothing works. His heart is like a stone. Spiritually and physically, he has nothing to give. He asks why has Hashem placed in this difficult position. He's so down that Hashem isn't even giving him the capacity to give tzedaka. Nevertheless he is a Jew, he has his 'emunah'. He is 'maaminim b'nei maaminim' so he does all the mitzvos any way with emunah without any insight or emotion. For many this is what it's like today. There is no hisbonenus. We do our best and because of acting this way in galus we will be zoche to Moshiach when the whole world will be filled with the knowledge of Hashem.

This is the way the Rebbe looked upon all of us, even the simple Jew who knew nothing. He looked at all of us the same. Each of us in our own way is a pleasant and pious Kallah to Hashem and help reveal it in each individual.

As we make the final preparation for receiving the Torah on Shavous we remember and remind ourselves of the way Rebbe sees every one of us; that we are all Hashem's betrothen. This is revealed on Shavous; Hashem is the Chosson and we together all as one are His Kallah. May we immediately witness the final fulfillment and eternal consummation of the marriage with the full and complete revelation of Moshiach Now.

A Good Shabbos. A Good Yom Tov.

Hilchos Yom Tov


Shabbos Achdus ONE MINYAN!!

In the year 5746, the Rebbe put forth a “Bakasha-Nafshis” (heartfelt request) asking all Jews to participate in unity gatherings on Shabbos-Bamidbar, in preparation for receiving the Torah on Shavuos. 

In light of this call, on this Shabbos day, ALL THREE MINYONIM will be joining together for Chassidus, Shacharis and Farbrengen (Shacharis will be in upstairs), we kindly ask everyone in our community to participate, in the spirit of כאיש אחד בלב אחד Like one man with one heart. See Schedule Below.

Let us hope and pray that in merit of the efforts of our community, we will be Zocheh, long before Shavuos, to the coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu.

Joint Shiur Chassidus
9:15 am

Joint Shacharis
10:15 am
Upstairs in Moshe Ganz Hall

Followed by a
Joint Kiddush-Farbrengen
  for men in the Shul, for women in the Kolel. 

Chabad Chodesh - Sivan

The New issue of the "Chabad Chodesh"  
is now available online by clicking here

Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Announcements - Behar-Bechukosai

  • Click here for KYY updates.
  • 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 kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • Tehilim: Please say for Michel Chaim Ber ben Risha (Mr. Milton Goodman) who is in need of a refua sheleima.
  • SUNDAY: Call to Anash : We need you to do Mivtzoim at the Israeli festival!!! This Sunday, Iyar 28/May 24, 11 am - 6 pm, in Rancho Park. Proceed to Chabad booth at the park. Men, bring your Tefilin. Ladies, Neshek will be available at the booth. 
  • TUESDAY: Hilchos Yom Tov (for ladies only): Rabbi Raichik will be reviewing the practical Halachos of Yomtov in preparation for Shavuos this Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 at the home of Esther Roth, 136 S Highland Ave. The class will be followed (11:30 - 12:30) by Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz's regular Chassidus class. 

Shabbos Schedule - Behar-Bechukosai

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:29 pm
  • Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:20 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:30 am
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 4:30 pm
  • Pirei Avos Shiur with Rabbi Raichik: 6:30 
  • Sota Shiur: 6:30 pm
  • Mincha: 7:30 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapter 5 
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:32 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Sivan: Monday, Sivan 29/May 18, 2:11 pm and 5 chalokim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Sivan: Tuesday, May 19.

Sholom Zochor

Mr. Betzalel Fleischman
Invites the community to the Sholom Zochor of his grandson
at the home of the Lezak's - 423 N Fuller Ave

Kiddush Sponsors - Behar-Bechukosai

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy in honor of Mrs. Varda Rav-Noy’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. 
  • The Gaboim of the Shul in honor of Shabbos Chazak. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Leiba Nathanson’s father Reb Mordechai Yomtov ben Reb Shlomo Yom Tov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilach Weiss in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yonah Mordechai Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yonah Mordechai Weiss’s father Reb Yissochor Dov ben Reb Yona ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Behar-Bechukosai

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman in honor of Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • The Gaboim of the Shul in honor of Shabbos Chazak. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ami Meyers in honor of Rabbi Ami Meyers’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Behar-Bechukosai

6:00 pm - At the home of Mrs. Varda Rav-Noy
428 N Martel Ave.
Speaker: Mrs. Doonie Mishulovin

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