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Shul Bulletin

Shul Bulletin

Bd"e: Reb Moshe Fishman ob"m

With sadness we announce the passing of 
Reb Moshe Fishman
Moshe Boruch ben Reb Yakov ob"m

The Levaya will be today - Sunday, 1:30 pm 
at Moshe Ganz Hall - 360 N La Brea Ave.
Followed by the burial at Home of Peace
4334 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Shiva
Address: 135 S Formosa Ave.
Phone: (323) 934-6641

Times:
Shacharis- 7, 7:30 & 8 am.
Mincha- 6:50 pm.
No visitors from 12-2 and 5-6:30 pm.

May we share only good news!!!

Announcements - Vayakheil-Pekudei

  • Click Here for KYY Update. 
  • 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!!!
  • SUNDAY: Pesach Shiur with Rabbis Raichik & Nathanson Sunday morning 10:30 am in the Shul.
  • SUNDAY: Tehilm gathering Sunday night after maariv- Erev Rosh Chodesh Nisan, for all who need a refuah shelimoh and hashem should bless us with Nissim and bring the Geula NOW!!!
  • TEHILIM: Please say tehilim for Boruch Aharon ben Dina Nassy.

Pesach - Announcement

For details regarding the laws of preparations for Pesach 
(including kashring kitchen etc). 
Please see the “Chabad Chodesh” by clicking here. 

  • Maos Chitim: Those who would like to give money for Maos Chitim please go to www.chabadofla.com/Donate, or give a check to Rabbi Raichik.
  • Koshering Keilim: Hag’olas Keilim will be done next door to the shul in the parking lot of Beis Yehudah, Wed, Thur. & Sun. (April 5, 6 & 9) 12 - 5 pm.
  • Selling Chometz: Starting Wednesday 2 Nisan/March 29, Rabbi Raichik will be available in the Shul to sell your Chometz from 9 to 10 am, and for a half hour after Maariv, or by appointment . 
  • If you are leaving out of state, there is a special mechiras chometz form for a sale that will be done earlier. Rabbi Raichik will accept these forms until Thursday, 10 Nisan/April 6, 11 AM.
  • Shaimos: Please DO NOT bring your shaimos to shul. There are shaimos services that will pick up for a small fee. The Yeshiva also has a shaimos depository. Shaimos left in the shul ends up in the garbage.
  • Lockers & Personal Items: Please remember to clean out your lockers of any chometz and remove all personal items from any public areas. ANYTHING LEFT WILL BE THROWN AWAY.
  • Matzah: As every year the Shul will help people buy Matzah, for themselves or for Mivtzoim. Please call and order, let us know what you need and when you will be picking it up. (We will provide envelopes and brochures). 

Shabbos Schedule - Vayakheil-Pekudei

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:49 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:55 am
  • Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus with Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • KYY: 10:15 am
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pesach Shiur: 5:45 
  • Mincha: 6:50 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:52 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Nisan: Monday, Adar 29/March 27, 7:04 pm and 10 Chalokim. 
  • Rosh Chodesh Nisan: Tuesday, March 28.

Sholom Zochor - Vayakheil-Pekudei

Zalmy & Chana Fogelman
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
in Shul - 356 N La Brea Ave.

Kiddush Sponsors - Vayakheil-Pekudei

  • 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. Sender Muintz for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Gittie Munitz’s mother Leah bas Reb Yaakov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Michy Rav-Noy for the yahrtzeit of Moshe ben Peretz ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Vayakheil-Pekudei

  • The Gaboim of the Shul in honor of Shabbos Chazak. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of Mrs. Rochel Anatian’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. David Hoch in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also in honor of Rabbi Dovid Hoch’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Levenberg in honor of Rabbi Simcha Levenberg‘s becoming a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist! May he have much success in his new position and may he and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Pinson in honor of Rabbi Yossi Pinson’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Vayakheil-Pekudei

6:00 pm at the home of Mrs. Chana Weiss
411 N Martel Ave. 
Speaker: Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz

Mazal Tov To - Vayakheil-Pekudei

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Bukiet on the bar-mitzvah of their grandson. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmy Fogelman on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosske Mishulovin on the birth of their granddaughter (to Chaim & Simi Mishulovin.) 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Hertzie Richler on the bar-mitzvah of their son Shlomo. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Gershon Schusterman on the birth of their granddaughter (to Kushi & Fraida Schusterman.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Yosef Yitzchak Meyer - 27 Adar
  • Rabbi Yossi Pinson - 27 Adar
  • Mr. Yaakov Mark - 28 Adar
  • Mr. Yitzchok Wiener - 29 Adar
  • Dovi Burston - 29 Adar
  • Rabbi Levi Eisenberg - 1 Nisan
  • Menachem Mendel Plotkin - 1 Nisan
  • Rabbi David Hoch - 3 Nisan
  • Avrohom Eliezer Goldman - 3 Nisan
  • Mr. Berel Wilhelm - 4 Nisan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Gurary - 28 Adar
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Eliyahu Newman - 28 Adar
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Danny Rotenberg - 28 Adar
  • Rabbi & Mrs. David Hoch - 1 Nisan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mordechai Cohen - 1 Nisan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth - 2 Nisan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendy Greenbaum - 2 Nisan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Munitz - 2 Nisan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Bracha Gittel bas Reb Shaltiel Ze'ev (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s mother) - 27 Adar
  • Reb Lipman ben Reb Nochum (Mrs. Rivky Raichik’s grandfather) - 28 Adar
  • Reb Avrohom ben Reb Yosef (Mr. Shimon Benarroch’s father) - 28 Adar
  • Leah bas Reb Yaakov (Mrs. Gittie Munitz’s mother) - 28 Adar
  • Reb Dovid ben Reb Meir Yechiel Yehuda (Mrs. Rivky Raichik’s grandfather) - 28 Adar
  • Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Avrohom (Mr. Shimon Benarroch’s brother) - 29 Adar
  • Esther Rivka bas Reb ??? (Rabbi Moshe Aaron Kagan’s mother) - 2 Nisan
  • Reb Avrohom Halevi (Mr. Pinchas Hirsch’s father) - 3 Nisan
  • Rochel Leah bas Reb Sholom Yeshaya (Rabbi Berel Schusterman’s mother) - 4 Nisan

Devar Torah - Vayakheil-Pekudei

Unity is Our Greatest Strength!
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

In this week’s parsha of Vayakel Moshe Rabbenu gathered together the entire congregation of Israel and guided them in the building of the Mishkon. Why did he need to gather everyone and not just those who were most likely to participate? Also why was this gathering only done for this mitzvah, the building of the Mishkon and not for other mitzvos? Lastly why did he specifically choose the day after Yom Kippur to prepare for the building the Mishkon? What made this day especially auspicious and not any other day?

The Rebbe explains in a Sicha (Vayakel 5730-1970; Toras Menachem v.59) that the building of the Mishkon represents the fulfillment of creation’s purpose, to make a dwelling place for Hashem in this world. As explained in the Maamar Basi l’Gani, through the construction and service of the Mishkon Hashem’s presence returns to its original place in this world where it was in the beginning. It all began with one person, Adam HaRishon whose job it was to cultivate Gan Eden to elevate it to a higher level, into an abode, a Mishkon, for Hashem.

In order to accomplish this task after the sin of the golden calf, Moshe Rabbenu gathered the Jewish people on the day after Yom Kippur. Once we did teshuva and were forgiven, Moshe Rabbenu gathered us together and transformed us into one unified entity. Together as one, we have the power and ability that none of us has on our own. Through our power of unity we have power to unite all aspects of creation, so many things, into a dwelling place, a Mishkon for Hashem’s divine presence. The only one that has this power to unite everyone is Moshe Rabbenu.

This weeks’ parsha teaches all of us a vital lesson and an approach in our personal lives, how to serve Hashem and use our environment and all of our possessions to make a dwelling place for His presence in this world. We have all been provided with an awesome opportunity, but where do we begin? With ourselves. We begin each day with davening. During davening we connect ourselves, and the world with Hashem. It begins with pesukei zimra.  The entire world appears to be a separate entity operating according to the laws of nature. By first meditating on the greatness of Hashem and His unity in all worlds and then praising Hashem, as the one who fills and surrounds all worlds and is master over all aspects of creation we reveal Hashem’s presence.  This continues through and includes the Shema. During Shomne Esrei, as we stand before Hashem we reach the highest level, the realization that the physical world itself that we are living in is completely one with Hashem and belongs to Him alone.

From davening we go into the world.  By participating in the world according to the Torah we make a physical Mishkon for Hashem with all that we accomplish.

In order to be successful and complete our mission our first step is to focus the mind and the heart. This begins with the preparatory statement: “Behold I take upon myself positive commandment of; “V’ahavta l’reiecha kamocha, to love my fellow Jew as myself”. First, even before we daven we accept and we connect with every Jew, great and small, as equals and as one and the same. We are all part of one being. How is it possible to feel the same when we are so different? The reason is because every Jew has a spark of Moshe Rabbenu within.  Just as Moshe Rabbenu is able to gather together each and every Jew no matter who, so to do we have a similar ability when we reveal  our spark of Moshe.

Once we have accepted this mitzvah, we are able to reach highest level of oneness with Hashem during davening. Through this unity we are able to then fulfill our mission of building Hashem’s Mishkon in this world. The last fabrengen that we merited to hear from the Rebbe was on parshas Vayakel 5752-1992, 2 days before the 27th of Adar. The focus of the printed Sicha that we have from that fabrengen is this point of unity, Vayakel. Through this unity we will be able to complete our mission and together as one we will go greet Moshiach; Now!   

A Good Shabbos, A Good Chodesh

Goldman Bris

The Goldman Bris
will iy"h take place on Monday, 22 Adar/March 20, 
8:30 am in Moshe Ganz Hall - 360 N. La Brea Ave.
May we only share simchas together.

Announcements - Ki Tisa

  • 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!!!
  • TEHILIM: Please say tehilim for Boruch Aharon ben Dina Nassy.

Shabbos Schedule - Ki Tisa

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:44
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 10:00 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
  • KYY: 10:00 am
  • Shiur in Hilchos Pesach by Rabbi Raichik - 5:45 
  • Mincha: 6:45 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:47 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Ki Tisa

  • Congregation Levi Yitzchok is sponsoring this week’s kiddush in honor of Rabbi Mendel Duchman’s birthday. THANK YOU TO REB MENDEL AND HIS FAMILY for all they have done and continue to do for UNZERE KINDER. May Hashem shower them with brochos begashmiyus uberuchniyus ad bias goel Tzedek. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Ashkenazi in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also in honor of Mrs. Devorah Leah Ashkenazi’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shaya Berkowitz for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz’s mother Chana bas Reb Yeshaye ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s grandfather Reb Tzvi ben Reb Naftoli Elimelech ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Horwitz in honor of Mr. Reuven Horwitz’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Kaufman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. David Kaufman’s father Reb Gedalya Boruch ben Reb Velvel HaLevi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Klyne in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also in honor of Rabbi Avrohom Klyne’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chaim Lerner in honor of Mrs. Nettie Lerner’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Ber Levine for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shalom Ber Levine’s father Reb Aba ben Reb Yoel Halevi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Velvel Tsikman in honor of Rabbi Velvel Tsikman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also in honor of their son Levi’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Ki Tisa

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Alon Asefovitz in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. Yosef Goldberger in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yakov Greenbaum for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yakov Greenbaum’s father Reb Shmuel Yosef ben Reb Mordechai Tzvi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ari Kaufman in honor of Mr. Ari Kaufman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Mitch Reichman’s grandmother Rochel bas Reb Meir ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
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