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Farbrengen for men - Tuesday night

Farbrengen for men in shul
in honor of 12-13 Tammuz
Tuesday night after Maarive (around 8:45 pm)
Guest Speaker: Rabbi Reuven Wolf 

Announcements - Chukas

  • 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!!!

Shabbos Schedule - Chukas

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:48 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:25 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
  • NO Kol Yaakov Yehuda during the summer :(((
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:50 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:50 pm - Followed by Pikei Avos - 5
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:51 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Chukas

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Bastomski for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Etty Bastomski’s father Reb Noson Kalmen ben Reb Tzvi Meir ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mrs. Dorothy Diller & Mr. Arthur Diller & for the yahrtzeit their son/brother Reb Michel Asher ben Reb Shmuel Zanvil ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Friends of Mr. David Milner in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Y Shagalov for the forth yahrtzeit of his friend Harav Yekutiel Menachem ben yablch”t Reb Shraga Shelita Rapp. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Chukas

6:30 at the home of Mrs. Miriam Rav-Noy
423 N Fuller
Speaker: Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz

Mazal Tov To - Chukas

  • Rabbi & Rebbitzen Shimon Raichik on the birth of their grandson (to Abbale & Rivkie Raichik.)
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmy Klyne on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Klyne. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Nachman Kreiman on the marriage of their daughter Bracha Leah to Eli Pollack.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Yitzchok Sanowicz on the birth of their grandson (to Levi and Dena Sanowicz.)
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Gershon Schusterman on the birth of a granddaughter, Chaya Muskah (Rabbi & Mrs. Kushi Schusterman.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Dovber Cherman - 10 Tammuz
  • Yosef Chaim Kaufman - 11 Tammuz
  • Rabbi Tuvia Helfen - 12 Tammuz
  • Yosef Yitzchak Novack - 12 Tammuz
  • Rabbi Nachman Kreiman - 13 Tammuz
  • Sholom Dovber Raeburn - 13 Tammuz
  • Rabbi Moshe Raichik - 14 Tammuz
  • Yosef Yitzchak Plotke - 14 Tammuz
  • Mr. David Milner - 14 Tammuz
  • Zev Yisroel Cherman - 16 Tammuz

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Gershon Schusterman - 12 Tammuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Asher Habibian - 13 Tammuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. David Diamand - 14 Tammuz

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Michel Asher ben Reb Shmuel Zangvil (Mr. Arthur Diller's brother) - 10 Tamuz 
  • Reb Yaakov Naftoli ben Reb Shlomo Zalmen (Rabbi Danny Rotenberg’s father) - 14 Tammuz
  • Reb Noson Kalmen ben Reb Tzvi Meir (Mrs. Etty Bastomski’s father) - 15 Tammuz
  • Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Moshe (Mrs. Chana Ganzburg’s father) - 16 Tammuz

Devar Torah - Chukas

The 25th Anniversary of Gimmel Tammuz:
Desiring a Living Connection, from the Heart
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This Shabbos is the week following  the 25th anniversary of Gimmel Tammuz.  The following story teaches us an important insight into the meaning of Gimmel Tammuz and our connection to the Rebbe.

Rabbi Hillel served as the Chassidishe Rav of the city of Paritch which had  both Chassidim and non-Chassidim. In those times acquiring a proper esrog for the mitzva of the arba minim on Sukkos was always a challenge. One year, the Rosh HaKahal (who was not Chassidish), the most prestigious leader in the community that was involved in overseeing communal affairs, acquired a mehudar, beautiful esrog for Sukkos. Word of the beautiful esrog spread throughout town and early on the first morning of Sukkos R’Hillel knocked on the door of the Rosh HaKahal  requesting the honor of making a bracha on his esrog. The Rosh Hakahal, seeing Rav Hillel at his door so early with a pure desire to fulfill a mitzvah b’hidur was clearly moved. He invited Rav Hillel in with open arms, welcoming him with great honor and afforded Rav Hillel the opportunity of fulfilling the mitzvah of shaking the arba minim with his esrog. 

Word of their encounter spread around the town. When the Rav of the Rosh HaKahal heard about it he decided that he too would request to use the esrog. When he arrived, the Rosh HaKahal let him use the esrog but did not afford him the kind special honor as he did for Rav Hillel. The Rav  taking notice of this asked; Why is it that when Rav Hillel, who is not your Rav, came you afforded him so much honor, and then when I came you did not? The Rosh HaKahal answered his Rav honestly. When Rav Hillel came, he came strictly for the purpose of fulfilling a mitzvah. For that there is no difference between a chosid and a non chosid. You however came because you heard that Rav Hillel came. Now it's not so much about the mitzvah, it’s a matter of your honor. If the reason you came is because  (as it says in the Haggadah) “Kein asah Hillel, so did Hillel” then no special honor is necessary.

On Gimmel Tammuz we may choose to light a candle, to say Mishnayos learn Maamarim of the Rabbe. We then ask ourselves,  what are we doing and why are we doing it? Are we just going through the motions because that’s what we do with no particular feeling or connection? Then it’s no more than checking off items on our to do list. Then it's like we're doing it similar to the Rav in the story, because Hillel did it.  We are doing it because it's the socially acceptable and proper thing to do not because we truly desire to be connected to the Rebbe. If we however do the activities of Gimmel Tammuz similar to the way that Rav Hillel woke up early and knocked on the door of the Rosh HaKahal, then we doing it to be connected. We are doing it because we want to strengthen our connection, bring it out further than ever before and raise it to a higher level. This is the real reason we commemorate Gimmel Tammuz.

Before Yud Shevat 5710 the Rebbe wrote repeatedly about the importance of having a picture of the Previous Rebbe and to look at it often. The Rebb wrote in a letter: I wish you have a picture of the (Previous) Rebbe. Looking at it will give you fresh strength to do a lot of good in general, and in particular your personal tasks.  Looking at a picture of the Rebbe strengthens our emunah and bitachon. This is why we have a picture of the Rebbe in our homes. It’s not because it's the right thing to do or the normal thing to do. It's not because every Jewish house must have pictures of Gedolim on their walls.

This week, coming from the 25th anniversary Gimmel Tammuz it's  good to ask ourselves where are we standing. Are we serving Hashem and being connected to the Rebbe without feeling or inspiration,checking it off of our to-do list or are we doing it to stay connected and to grow that connection? 

There is a story about a Shliach who’s father who was from Montreal and became a Baal Teshuva when he went with the Shaliach R Zushe Zilberstein on a trip to a fabrengen of the Rebbe. During the fabrengen everyone was lifting their cups to make l’chaim to the Rebbe. He looked around for some wine but couldn't find any  in the surrounding area. Since he wanted to make a l’chaim to the Rebbe he decided to hold his hand around the cup in a way that you couldn't tell if it was empty or full and held up his hand covering the cup to get the Rebbe’s acknowledgment. The Rebbe seemed to skip him repeatedly acknowledging the person to his immediate right and left but not him. Finally he came to the conclusion that the Rebbe did not notice him. He decided to do something bold and stood up on top of a bench prominently displayed with his outstretched arm covering the empty cup as he solicited the Rebbe’s acknowledgement, just to hear the Rebbe say l’chaim u’l’veracha. The Rebbe then pointed into the Rebbe’s cup to signal he didn't have anything inside of his cup. It was as if to say that you can't make a l’chayim on an empty cup.  He couldn't fool the Rebbe. He was finally given some wine and finally made a proper l’chaim and only then the Rebbe acknowledged him and wished him l’chaim u’l’vracha. 

When he came home after the fabrengen he was so inspired from what had transpired that he wanted to immediately start putting on tefillin, grow a beard, keep Shabbos and kashrus etc. The Shaliach had to slow him down a bit not to take on too much too quickly.

The story  of this first empty which ended up getting filled and finally getting the bracha reminds us of our approach towards connecting ourselves to the Rebbe. We can't come with an empty vessel. If we want a bracha we have to have accomplishments and commitments where the bracha can enter and take hold.  When the 25th anniversary of Gimmel Tammuz comes around and we think about how we can deepen and expand our connection to the Rebbe we expand our commitment to learning the Rebbe’s maamarim, try to daven better, learn a Sicha at least once a week; go on mivtzoyim and do all we can for education, all in a tangible and real. Even when we make these commitments and we uphold them, still, we need to ask ourselves if we are doing it to check off that box on our to do list, to fit in with our community, or because we really feel the connection. If we feel that connection like Rav Hillel then our cup is not empty, then we can lift up receive the blessings the Rebbe’s brachos and thereby expand with great desire to fulfill all of the Rebbe’s directives b’simcha v’tuv levav. We can then share in the Rebbe’s desire to see and ultimately witness the coming of Moshiach now.

 A Good Shabbos

Yarchei Kallah

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CSI Training: Personnel Resiliency Training (PRT), August 14th, 2019

There are a few open spots available for the August CSI training course. Anyone interested in going please email me at gemachshadar@gmailcom

Melech Weiss

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From: CSI
Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 8:44 AM
To: gemachshadar@gmail.com
Subject: CSI Training: Personnel Resiliency Training (PRT), August 14th, 2019

Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen,

     Did you know that 89% of active shooters demonstrated concerning behaviors prior to conducting their attack?  According to a recently released FBI report, “A Study of the Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the United States,” it was also revealed 77% of active shooters spent a week or longer planning their attack and some 56% of attackers displayed their first concerning behaviors as early as 25 months before the attack! This report verifies what we at CSI have been teaching for years.  There are always signs or behaviors before an attack, and it is imperative that we identify and quickly report these “pre-incident indicators” in order to prevent an attack on our community.       


     If you want to learn how to harness the power of advanced situational awareness, sign up today for Personnel Resiliency Training (PRT)August 14th, 2019.  This course was specifically developed by security and law enforcement experts for the needs and circumstances of the Jewish Community! PRT teaches staff and volunteers to be an early warning system for their site by recognizing and reporting suspicious activity before an incident occurs.  The target audience for this course is anyone who works or volunteers at a Jewish site to include; Executive Directors, Front Office Staff, Facilities Personnel, Security Guards, Lay Leaders, Board Members, Security Committee Members and others.  

 

Course Information: 

     Training will be held at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, 6505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 from 8:30am – 1:30pm, August 14th, 2019.  The training is absolutely free.  Refreshments, lunch and free limited parking will be available on site! As with our last course, we anticipate heavy registration, so get your folks registered TODAY!  To Register: Please email CSIRsvp@JewishLA.org with the full Name, Title and Organization of all those who plan to attend.  Those who end up on standby will have priority seating when seats become available or on future PRT iterations. 

Note: Weapons are not allowed at this training site as it is a secure facility.

     As always, CSI will continue scheduling and hosting quality training that is practical and will help secure our Jewish institutions.  If you have any questions regarding this security training or other CSI programs, please contact the CSI team via email.  


Thank You and Stay Vigilant!

Shine Rabbi Tzemach's Light

This past Friday, the second of Tamuz, our dear brother and friend, Rabbi Tzemach Cunin A”H returned his holy soul to Hashem, when he was suddenly and unexpectedly taken from us, at the young age of 43. 

Tzemach was always there for anyone when they needed him, and his famous smile was sure to brighten up your day. 

Tzemach's wife Ada and her 5 precious children (Mendel 17, Goldie 16, Levi 13, Chaya Mushka 6, Chana Bluma 5) need us now. At the direction of the esteemed Lubavitch Rabbonim of Los Angeles (Rabbi Ezra Schochet, Rabbi Yosef Shusterman and Rabbi Shimon Raichik), a fund has been established to help cover the personal financial needs of the family, both during this difficult time, as well as for their future. 

The funds will be managed with the guidance of financial professionals, to ensure the long term financial security of Tzemach’s family. 

We ask that you open your heart and give generously at www.kerentzemach.com, and may we share only good news and Simchas. 

We the undersigned committee will be the only ones with access to the funds, and we will be taking full responsibility for their proper distribution.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by email or on our cell phones below.

Rabbi Tzali Wilschanski - Ada’s Brother 
(262) 359-0770 rabbitzali@gmail.com

Rabbi Dov Newman - Tzemach’s Brother in-law
(310) 871-2078 rabbidov@chabadofbeverlywood.com

Shaya Lowenstein - Friend of the family 
(323) 944-2221 Shaya.com@gmail.com

www.KerenTzemach.com

Please add a Mitzva for Tzemach by clicking here!

Part 3 of 3 SHIURIM for men and women

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Announcements - Korach

  • 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!!!

Shabbos Schedule - Korach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:49 
    A (Yartzeit) Candle  should be lit to burn throughout the twenty-four hours. If possible, the candle should be of beeswax.
  • Friday night - after Mincha - Shiur on some mishnayos with Rabbi Raichik.
  • Followed by the recitation of the first few chapters of a Maamar by Rabbi Raichik.
  • It is customary for all men to get an aliya this Shabbos. Minyanim for Kriah will begin at 9:00 am. The Gaboim ask that everyone please come to shul before davening to get an aliya. 
  • Latest Time To Read Shema: 9:22 am 
  • Shiur Chassidus for early minyan by Rabbi Greenbaum: 9:00 am 
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • The recitation of a few chapters of a Maamar will be during the farbrengen after davening. 
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:50 pm  
  • Mincha: 7:30 pm - Pirkei Avos - Chapter 4
  • Followed by Seder Nigunim and Farbrengen
  • During the Farbrengen Rabbi Raichik will teach a few chapters of a Maamar & some of the Mishnayios.
  • Birchas Hamazon: 8:45 pm 
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:52 pm

 

Kiddush Sponsors - Korach

  • Mr. Boruch Yitzchok Dror in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mrs. Miriam Fishman in memory of her husband Reb Moshe Boruch ben Reb Yaakov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. Also, in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Klyne in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Martin Leaderman in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson in honor of Rivka bas Zelda’s 90th birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Mitch Reichman’s father Reb Meir ben Reb Moshe Efraim ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rosenbloom in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuly Sufrin in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilach Weiss in honor of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Danny Weiss in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Steve Zipp in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May we merit the coming of Moshiach NOW!!!

Shabbos Kalla - Korach

Brocha Leah Kreiman
Invites all women to her Shabbos Kalla
6:00 at 180 S Highland
Speakers will be at 6:30

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