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Shul Bulletin

Shul Bulletin

Announcements - Eikev

  • 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!!!
  • Please say tehillim for Sholom ben Chana. 
  • SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, 1 Elul/September 4, 10:30 am, Hakhel Rally & KYY Hascholas Sefer Torah in honor of the birthday of Chaya Splater. Click here for more info.

Shabbos Schedule - Eikev

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:07 pm
  • Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus with Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:38 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • NO KYY during the summer :(((
  • Hakhel - Mesibas Shabbos for girls in Shul: 4:30 pm 
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:10 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:10 pm - Avos Perek 4
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:10 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Elul: Friday, Av 29/September 2, 1:13 pm and 7 Chalokim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Elul: Shabbos & Sunday, Friday, September 3 & 4.

Kiddush Sponsors - Eikev

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Eikev

Women's Hakhel Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Eikev

6:00 pm at the home of: Mrs. 
 Sycamore Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi 

Mazal Tov To - Eikev

  • Rabbi & Rebbitzen Shimon Raichik on the birth of their granddaughter Leah Zaltzman (to Levi & Mushky Zaltzman.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Tzvi Boyarsky - 24 Av
  • Rabbi David Diamand - 24 Av
  • Meir Rubashkin - 25 Av
  • Mr. Joel Yachzel - 26 Av
  • Menachem Mendel Perl - 26 Av
  • Rabbi Mendel Dubinsky - 27 Av
  • Mendy Thaler - 29 Av
  • Menachem Mendel Rubashkin - 29 Av
  • Mr. Pinchas Hirsch - 29 Av

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmy Fogelman - 24 Av
  • Mr. & Mrs. Levi Nagel - 29 Av

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Sima bas Reb Shmuel Dovid (Rabbi Tzvi Rauh’s mother) - 23 Av
  • Leah bas Reb Avrohom Abele Hakohen Raichik - 24 Av
  • Chana Priva bas Reb Alter Yehoshua (Mrs. Leah Perl’s mother) - 24 Av
  • Reb Mannis ben Reb Yitzchak Leib Halevi (Rabbi Simcha Frankel’s grandfather) - 26 Av
  • Ratza Liba bas Reb Chaim (Rabbi Simcha Frankel’s mother) - 28 Av
  • Esther Leah bas Reb Shmuel Tuvia (Rabbi Avrohom Klyne’s mother) - 29 Av

Devar Torah - Eikev

Announcements - V’Eschanan

  • 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!!!
  • Please say tehillim for Sholom ben Chana. 
  • SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, 1 Elul/September 4, 10:30 am, Hakhel Rally & KYY Hascholas Sefer Torah in honor of the birthday of Chaya Splater. Click here for more info.

Shabbos Schedule - V’Eschanan

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:16
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:36 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 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: 6:15 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:15 pm - Avos Perek 3
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:19 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - V’Eschanan

  • Mr. & Mrs. Ariel Haratz in honor of Mr. Ariel Haratz’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Horwitz in honor of Mrs. Sarah Horwitz’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Sroka in honor of the ufruf of their son Chami Dovid. May he be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Zeifman for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Sima Zeifman’s mother Zelda Aida Alta bas Reb Moshe Hirsh ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - V’Eschanan

  • Mr. Reuven Gradon in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ami Meyers for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Ami Meyers’s mother Bina Rivka bas Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Schwartz for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Mendel Schwartz’s mother Alta Shula bas Reb Sholom Yeshaya ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yerachmiel Soto in honor of their first anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also in honor of Mrs. Chava Soto’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Hakhel Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - V’Eschanan

6:00 pm at the home of: Mrs. Gittel Kaplan
 548 N Vista St.
Speaker: Rabbi Levi Kramer

Mazal Tov To - V’Eschanan

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shea Bastomski on the marriage of their daughter Rachel to Moshe Maiman.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky on the birth of their granddaughter (to Sholom & Aidle Wilansky.)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yossi Roth of the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Izzy Soussana - 17 Av
  • Rabbi Menachem Rubinstein - 19 Av
  • Shlomo Habibian - 19 Av
  • Mr. Ariel Haratz - 20 Av
  • Mr. Reuven Gradon - 20 Av
  • Rabbi Yisroel Gurary - 20 Av
  • Gavriel Soussana - 20 Av
  • Menachem Mendel Raeburn - 21 Av
  • Levi Yitzchok Perl - 21 Av
  • Yitzchok Meyer Davidson - 22 Av

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yerachmiel Soto - 17 Av 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Tzvi Boyarsky - 19 Av

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Zelda Aida Alta bas Reb Moshe Hirsh (Mrs. Sima Zeifman’s mother) - 16 Av
  • Alta Shula bas Reb Sholom Yeshaya (Rabbi Mendel Schwartz’s mother) - 17 Av 
  • Shlomo ben David (Mr. Zev Oster’s father) - 17 Av
  • Bina Rivka bas Reb Moshe (Rabbi Ami Meyers’s mother) - 19 Av
  • Ester bas Reb Avrohom (Mr. David Peretz’s mother) - 19 Av
  • Reb Yaakov Immanuel ben Reb Dov Yehuda (Mr. Yisroel Schochet’s father) - 20 Av
  • Reb Yaakov ben Reb Meir (Mrs. Chana Weiss’s father) - 21 Av

 

Devar Torah - V’Eschanan

Everyone has a Vote:
Are we Happy with the Status Quo
or do we prefer to Move Forward?
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This week I came across a Sicha from the Rebbe on parshas Maasai 5727-1967. It was delivered 49 years ago after the Six-Day War. The Rebbe spoke about people who decided not to go out on shlichus and instead to stay in Brooklyn. They did this because they considered Brooklyn to be a safe haven from negative influences.

The Rebbe said those that not only would they be unable to avoid the negative influences by staying in Brooklyn, it could be even worse. The Rebbe explained that the core reason, which determines whether or not we fall prey to negative or foreign influences, is our ability to accept Hashem’s sovereignty and our sense of personal responsibility. He went on to describe a certain kind of person that hangs around, coming and going as he pleases, sleeping in and wasting his time reading up on the latest news, pontificating and debating the up-to-the-minute statements of politicians and pundits, preoccupied with Washington DC and the African-American community in Milwaukee. Although he conducts himself with an attitude of self-importance and convinces himself to be acting strictly for the sake of Heaven not to mention the world at large, in reality the Rebbe said, he is only fooling himself. He has no influence in the corridors of Washington or anywhere else. He is wasting his time that could have been used more productively elsewhere. The Rebbe Maharash once said that it's impossible to fool Hashem, it’s not even possible to fool the world, the only one we fool is ourselves. So what's the big deal, what’s the great accomplishment in fooling a fool?

The Rebbe went on to encourage this person to make a simple bottom line calculation; how many people did he help with putting on Tefillin (or other mitzvos)? What actually got done? That’s the impact, that’s what counts.

What we see from the Sicha is that when we live with a mentality of being on shlichus wherever we are (regardless of whether we are an official Shliach or not) people look towards us to see how we daven and learn and act as a living example.

Our job is to accept Hashem’s sovereignty, know the Rebbe’s guidance and then take personal responsibility, making sure we finally get to the actual practical application. We don't have to fear the negative influences of a foreign environment when we take responsibility, follow the Rebbe’s directives, and get busy with producing results. Then we don't need to read the news from the New York Times, we are the newsmakers.

It’s our choice whether we want to be spectators or players. For example, how much do we actually know about the life and the environment of our sons when they go away to Yeshiva or our daughters when they go away to Seminary? Do we know if they are really learning or just wasting their time? Do we know if they have good chavrusos, positive influences and acceptable roommates? The only way to know is to get involved. If they're in town we can go visit them, if they're out of town we can speak with them and their educators on a regular basis or make a trip to visit them. When the educators know that we are involved and that we care then our child will not just be a number or a statistic. This is our shlichus.

When our older children go away on shlichus what kind of a program do they have? Is it a real program with an organized curriculum or is it just 10 bachurim sitting somewhere alone? The bottom line is that we need to take matters into our own hands; we need to guide the situation towards a positive outcome. We have that power and it’s our responsibility.

The education of our children should never be placed on autopilot. When I was young bachur in Montreal 49 years ago I remember waking in the middle of the night to flashing lights. Puzzled and a bit concerned I looked only to see none other than Rabbi Greenglass using a flashlight as he walked through the dormitory checking up on each and every one of us to see if we had negel vaser and were wearing yarmulkes and tzitzis. That always stayed with me. He cared about our ruchnius, our spiritual development. That memory and that experience edifies enriches and leaves a lasting impression on a young person. When a young person is not feeling well and the hanhala goes to look in on them and treat them for what they are, precious children, it has a big effect.

As a teenager in Montreal my teacher Rabbi Yosef Bornstein, a close friend of my father and from Otwock Poland and Shanghai came over to speak with me. He said that if I ever need anything to just come and ask. He cared for me and he was interested in my well being. All these activities are critical in the education of our children and our relationship with every child. It's the foundation of our home and our mission in life. This approach brings about healthy children and a healthy generation. Wherever we are every one of us has a mission. By not leaving our lives on autopilot and taking matters into our own hands according to the Rebbe’s guidance, we will fulfill our shlichus.

By accepting Hashem’s sovereignty, following the Rebbe’s directives and taking personal responsibility we break out of the status quo of galus and move toward the geula. Then we witness the full complete consolation during the seven weeks of consolation with the full and complete revelation of Moshiach Now!

A Good Shabbos

Announcements - Devarim

  • 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!!!
  • Please say tehillim for Sholom ben Chana. 
  • GREAT OPPORTUNITI FOR MIVTZOIM: Sunday, 6:30 pm at Nessah Synagogue - 142 S Rexford Dr. Beverly Hills. Thousands of yidden there. A great opportunity for Mivtzoim! Make the Rebbe Proud!!!! 
  • SIYUMIM TIMES: The Rebbe encouraged everyone to listen to a daily siyum from the beginning of the 9 days through 15 av.
    Times:
    Motzei Shabbos: around 9:45 pm.
    Sunday: around 2 pm, around 7:15 pm and around 8:20 pm
    Mon-Thur: After Maariv - around 8:20
    If you are unable to make it to any of the siyumim, you can call in to listen live to our siyum. Dial (712) 775-7031 Access Code: 439-423-346#
    For reminders via WHATSAPP please WhatApp Shmuly Gurary- 323-540-0485.
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