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Chabad Chodesh - Kislev

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AED Training course for men & women

Thanks to a generous benefactor, we have recently installed an AED (automated external defibrillator) in the shul. This Wednesday at 8.00pm there will be an AED training course given by Hazolah. All those interested in learning how to use this life saving device are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday, at 8.00pm

Where: CLY

AED Training course

Thanks to a generous benefactor, we have recently installed an AED (automated external defibrillator) in the shul. This Wednesday at 8.00pm there will be an AED training course given by Hazolah. All those interested in learning how to use this life saving device are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday, at 8.00pm

Where: CLY

Announcements - Toldos

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • 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 - Toldos

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:35 pm
  • Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 8:59 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 Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 4:35 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:38 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Toldos

  • Mr. Alon Hamami in honor of his ufruf. May he be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Noteh Berger in honor of Mr. Noteh Berger’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, in honor of their son Muli’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Frankel for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Tzirel Frankel’s mother Matil bas Reb Volf Ber ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman in honor of Mrs. Neshe Grossman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s father Reb Nota Moshe ben Reb Tzvi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Dr. Martin Leaderman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Sroka for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Berl Sroka’s mother Miriam bas Reb Pesach Halevi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Toldos

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Alon Asefovitz in honor of Mrs. Sara Asefovitz’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalman Friedman in honor of Rabbi Zalman Friedman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Munitz in honor of Rabbi Yisroel Munitz’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Toldos

4 pm at the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia
Speaker: Mrs. Chani Pinson

Mazal Tov To - Toldos

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Frankel on the engagement of their son Zalmy to Mashie Marcus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Hecht on the engagement of their son Mendy to Chani Spielman.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Eli Feiner - 3 Kislev
  • Yecheskel Pinson - 3 Kislev
  • Mendel Levenberg - 4 Kislev
  • Michoel Gavriel Wachtel - 4 Kislev
  • Dr. Sholem Gimpel - 4 Kislev
  • Shneur Zalman Plotke - 5 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yerachmiel Helfant - 5 Kislev
  • Mr. Yirmiyahu Andrusier - 6 Kislev
  • Mr. Tzvika Grossman - 6 Kislev
  • Mr. Noteh Berger - 7 Kislev
  • Shmuel Berger - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yisroel Munitz - 8 Kislev

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. David Rafael Gutierrez - 3 Kislev
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ariel Haratz - 4 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yonah Mordechai Weiss - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin - 7 Kislev
  • Mr. & Dr. Martin Leaderman - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yrachmiel Wolowik - 8 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Miriam bas Reb Pesach Halevi (Mr. Berl Sroka’s mother) - 3 Kislev
  • Beila Guta bas Reb Yechiel (Mrs. Leah Hoffman’s mother) - 4 Kislev
  • Chaya bas Reb Sendor (Mrs. Marsha Alperin’s mother) - 6 Kislev
  • Reb Yisroel   (Rabbi Yisroel Bastomski’s grandfather) - 6 Kislev
  • Reb Levi ben Reb Zalman Yudah (Mrs. Rochel Eisenberg’s brother) - 6 Kislev
  • Reb Nota Moshe ben Reb Tzvi (Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s father) - 7 Kislev

Devar Torah - Toldos

Living for the Moment

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This week Chabad Chassidim all over the world celebrated Rosh Chodesh Kislev, the day marking the Rebbe’s recovery from the massive heart attack he had on Shmini Atzeres 1977 during hakafos. His doctor Dr Weiss said that this heart attack was a “number 10”, and that no one believed that it was possible for the Rebbe to come back as he did. On Rosh Chodesh Kislev the Rebbe returned home after spending six weeks recovering in his office turned hospital room in 770.

It is challenging at times when we go over the story with those who were not there or have never seen the Rebbe. They say that they do not feel a connection, and that we are telling them stories from the past that are not relevant to them today. They may show up at the fabrengen for a half an hour out of respect, but they will tell you that while you were there and therefore you have feelings for these things they were not and therefore do not share those feelings. They are where they are and more interested in the present moment. Therefore why should we be bugging them about things that they will never achieve?

We have a few yomim tovim in Kislev. Chanukah is celebrated because of things that happened in the time of the Beis HaMikdash 2200 years ago. Why do we celebrate? Were you there? Was your father or even your grandfather there? Also Yud Tes Kislev; why do we celebrate? Were you there? Was your father or even your grandfather there either?

Every day of our lives, as we live them, one day at a time, we live far more that what seems on the surface to be the present moment. This is because the present moment has within it the past and the future as well. The future is built upon how we live in the present. If there is no present, if we are not infusing the present moment with the vitality and simcha of the candle of the mitzvos and the light of the Torah, then we have no future. Today cannot be the way it should be without a connection to the past. In the first maamar of the Rebbe, Baasi L’Gani, the Rebbe said that we are the seventh generation of the first generation of the Alter Rebbe. Moshe Rabbenu; in the merit of being the seventh generation from Avraham Avinu (Echod haya Avraham), we merited to receive the Torah. The Torah could not be given in the seventh generation, without the past, without Avraham Avinu. Without the Alter Rebbe, in the past, we would not have arrived to the seventh generation; one is built upon the other.

The events that led up to the Alter Rebbe’s redemption on Yud Tes Kislev were caused by a decree that happened because so many secrets of the Torah were being revealed. On Yud Tes Kislev the Alter Rebbe won the case and he continued to reveal Toras HaChassidus in a much greater way than before. We are here today because of the Alter Rebbe. We are not just commemorating the past we are celebrating our present situation in the here and now!

This is also true about Chanukah. We are here today due to the heroism of a few Chashmonaim. If not for them we would have assimilated into Greek culture and become Hellenists. Today, the way we are, our merit to be Jewish and have the quality of life we do is because of the Chashmonaim and their mesirus nefesh.

During the six weeks that the Rebbe was in his room, our future hung in the balance. We did not know if the Rebbe was going to continue. As mentioned before, Dr Weiss said that the Rebbe’s survival and return to health were miraculous and beyond all odds. On Rosh Chodesh Kislev the Rebbe emerged victorious, and continued his leadership in an even greater way than before.

Tzivos Hashem began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

The Sefer Torah uniting Klal Yisroel began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

The mivtzah of learning Rambam began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

The vast expansion Chabad Houses began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

A large percentange of our Yeshivos and Schools began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

The expansion of Shluchim all over the Globe is incomparable from before to after Rosh Chodesh Kislev. The very fact that we have communities with Chabad Houses all over the world with schools Yeshivos and services, and we have where to daven and to send our children to learn are all reasons for why we should celebrate Rosh Chodesh Kislev today.

Why have we continued to grow so much since Gimmel Tammuz? It’s because we know that the Rebbe is NOT A LEGACY, the Rebbe is ALIVE for us today!

To be able to feel alive and connected, we need to learn Chassidus every day. We need to nourish our minds and souls, not just by remembering our Bar Mitzvah Maamar that we learned so long ago. Is our entire Yiddishkeit relegated to what we learned once upon a time in Cheder? G-d forbid! We need to learn every day Chassidus to give us new life and fresh vitality so that when a Yom Tov comes up we are in the mood and not dried out. We will have a feeling and an understanding of what the Yom Tov really means. Then we will greet the Yom Tov with the anticipation of the experience, what can be accomplished and can be taken away from the Yom Tov. Our future and our children’s future depend on this.

When the Rebbe was sick in bed he continued to speak Chassidus from his room. He continued to worry about Eretz Yisroel. He wanted people to continue writing in and gave brochos for shidduchim etc. He remained strong and engaged about settling Eretz Yisroel. Later the Rebbe foresaw what is happening today in Eretz Yisroel and did all that was possible. The Rebbe said that if Israel continues with this peace process then no one in Eretz Yisroel would be safe. He mentioned the names of cities that no one believed would be attacked. He continued to beg and to warn. We all witnessed and saw the emes of Moshe Emes v’Toraso emes in all the Rebbe’s words and campaigns. 

When we reflect on all of this we realize that we need to be connected in a way that is beyond time and space to emes, to Moshe emes v’Toraso emes. Inspired by the day of Rosh Chodesh Kislev let us take on new and fresh resolutions, today, to increase in learning Chassidus and doing all of the minhagim and the mivtzoim of the Rebbe, today.

We should all daven and add in tzekadaka and mitzvos for the safety of the Jewish people all over the world, especially for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel who are under siege. We pray that Hashem should protect all of them.

Rosh Chodesh Kislev Farbrengen

Farbrengen for Men in the Shul
in honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev

Thursday night, 8 pm 

Guest speaker: Rabbi Mendel Schapiro
Mashpia at YOEC

Yossi Kreiman A"H yartzeit

Dear Anash

Monday night/Tuesday, Chof Ches Cheshvan, is the 8th yartzeit of Yossi Kreiman.  Yosef A"H ben Nachman Ber Sheyichyeh. 

Please take on something extra on this day in honor of Yossi-- Tzeddaka, extra effort in davening or brachos, learning, hachlata tova, etc. If you like, you can let the family know what you are doing for Yossi, by email:  dkreiman@sbcglobal.net or what'sapp/text 323-963-6348.

May we share only simchas!

Minyan needed:  
Please come Monday morning November 5th @ 10:00 am
for Yossi Kreiman's obm 8th yahrtzeit at
Mount Olive Cemetary 7231 E Slauson Ave, Commerce CA  90040 for Tehilim and Kaddish Thank You ! 

Reminder: Masbia Program

Dear shul member

We'd like to remind everyone that this Sunday is the Masbia Program.

The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. 

All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home.

Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families.

For your convenience, if you prefer having the food picked up from your front porch, please text 323-710-9954. Pick up time will be between 10am and 11:30am. 

Announcements - Chayei Sarah

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • 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!!
  • SUNDAY:  Masbia Program. The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home. Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families. For your convenience, if you prefer having the food picked up from your front porch, please text 323-710-9954. Pick up time will be between 10am and 11:30am. 

Shabbos Schedule - Chayei Sarah

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 5:41 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:45 am
  • Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus.
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Mincha: 5:40 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 6:44 pm
  • Molad Chodesh Kislev: Thursday, Cheshvan 30/November 8, 9:45 am and 12 chalakim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Kislev: Thursday & Friday, November 8 & 9.
  • Motzei Shabbos - Turn Clocks Back One Hour 
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