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Announcements - Ha’azinu

  • 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 - Ha’azinu

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:27 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:39 am
  • Shacharis: 9:00 in the tent, 9:30 in the Kollel, 10:00 in the shul & 11:00am in kyy.
  • Mincha: 6:25 pm.
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:30pm

MOTZEI SHABBOS:

  • 9:00pm Melava Malka online with Rabbi Raichik on Zoom - Meeting ID: 435 263 4589 Password: 770. Click here to Join.

SUNDAY
Erev Yom Kippur 

  • Minchah: 2pm & 3:30 pm   
  • Light Candles: 6:24 pm
  • Kol Nidrei: 6:30 pm

MONDAY
Yom Kippur   

  • Shacharis: 8:00 & 9:30
  • Yizkor: 12:15 pm
  • Mincha: 5:00 pm
  • Fast Ends: 7:17 pm

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Sholom Zochor - Ha’azinu

Dovid & Mushky Kaye
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
9 pm @ 170 N Poinsettia

Kiddush Sponsors - Ha’azinu

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Alon Asefovitz in honor of Rabbi Alon Asefovitz’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Ha’azinu

5:30 at the home of Mrs. Ruchama Thaler
126 N Sycamore
Speaker: Rabbi Dovid Thaler

Mazal Tov To - Ha’azinu

  •  Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Kaye on the birth of their son.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Ber Langsam on the birth of their daughter.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Shneur Lerman - 9 Tishrei
  • Shmuel Chaim Plotke - 10 Tishrei
  • Mr. Ari Brown - 10 Tishrei
  • Yosef Yitzchok Habibian - 12 Tishrei
  • Mr. Shmuel Freeman - 13 Tishrei

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Shmuel Meir ben Reb Yisroel Dovid (Rabbi Velvel Tsikman’s father) - 11 Tishrei
  • Chana Faiga bas Reb Moshe (Mrs. Ariella Bastomski’s mother) - 13 Tishrei
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Devar Torah - Ha’azinu

Bd"e: Rabbi Aryeh Laskey ob"m

https://thechesedfund.com/laskey

It is with a broken heart we regret to inform the community of the Petirah of Rabbi Aryeh Laskey. Rabbi Laskey was a member of the LA community for over 20 years. Despite his endless struggles you could never catch him without a smile. Recently he moved to Detroit. The levaya is scheduled for Friday morning. 

Pure. That’s the word that comes to mind when we think of Reb Aryeh Laskey. He taught young children Torah, and he showed them, by his example, how to love Hashem. It was the warmth of his lessons that set the foundation for Yiras Shamayim for his students.

Rabbi Laskey ZTL struggled with debilitating diseases—pulmonary fibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis—which caused him to become uninsurable. He continued to teach until his illness made working impossible.

Rabbi Laskey ZTL was relentless in his effort to make sure that his children with learning disabilities received the support they needed. Even as his health deteriorated, he forged on—carrying his oxygen tank and his ever-present smile—and doing whatever he could to care for his family.

We can’t look away: A widow and NINE children of which 6 are unmarried are bereft, missing not only their loving husband and father, but their source of parnassah as well. Help us to honor Rabbi Laskey and the purity of his dedication, by stepping up to help.

​Checks can be mailed to
Cong Levi Yitzchok
354 N La Brea Ave
LA CA 90036
Please put in memo "Laskey family"

Rabbi Berish Goldenberg 
Rabbi Boruch Gradon 
Rabbi Shimon Raichik
Levi Raichik

https://thechesedfund.com/laskey

Kaparos/Esrogim/Suka Needed

  • Schmukler Kaparos: Will IY"H be held at LA Fresh Poultry - 121 North Virgil Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004. (near Beverly Blvd and the 101 Fwy). 
    Motzai Shabbos, 8 Tishrei/Sep 26, 8:45pm-10pm sharp. $35 each
    Sunday , 9 Tishrei/Sep 27, 6am-8am Sharp! $25 each - In Memory of R' Berel Weiss.
    Reserve www.chabadlc.org/chicken 
    MUST RSVP BY SEP 23rd.  MASKS REQUIRED.
  • Schneerson Esrogim!
    We will iy"h be selling esrogim every night until sukkos at the shul outside. 8:00pm-10:30pm
  • There is family of ten in our community that is is need of a sukka and sukka mats, if you can help, please respond. 

Yom Kippur Minyanim - Please Respond ASAP

Baruch HaShem the teffillos on Rosh Hashana were organized and well attended. We are trying to have the same for Yom Kippur.

Please indicate on the attached form which minyan you plan on joining and how many men, women and children.

1. Upstairs Moshe Ganz (men only)
2. Main Shul
3. Kollel
4. Outside/early minyan (outside night only and in KYY starting 8am by day - socially distanced)

Link: https://forms.gle/3G3B4dgAD9tXqaqA8

Announcements - Rosh Hashanah

  • 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!!
  • Schmukler Kaparos: Will IY"H be held at LA Fresh Poultry - 121 North Virgil Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90004. (near Beverly Blvd and the 101 Fwy). 
    Motzai Shabbos, 8 Tishrei/Sep 26, 8:45pm-10pm sharp. $35 each
    Sunday , 9 Tishrei/Sep 27, 6am-8am Sharp! $25 each - In Memory of R' Berel Weiss. Reserve www.chabadlc.org/chicken MUST RSVP BY SEP 23rd.  MASKS REQUIRED.

Schedule - Rosh Hashanah

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Erev Rosh Hashanah
Friday, Elul 29/September 18

  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 6:36 pm
    "Lehadlik Ner Shel Shabbos VeShel Yom Hazikaron" & "Shehechiyanu" 

First Day Rosh Hashanah
Shabbos, Tishrei 1/September 19

  • Shacharis: 8:00 & 9:30 am
  • Tehillim: 5:300 pm
  • Minchah: 6:30 pm
  • Light Yom Tov candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:38 pm
    "Lehadlik Ner Shel Yom Hazikaron" & "Shehechiyanu"

Second Day Rosh Hashanah
Sunday, Tishrei 2/September 20

  • Shacharis: 8:00 & 9:30 am
  • Tekias Shofar: 11:15 am
  • Minchah/Tashlich/Farbrengen: 5:45 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 7:38 pm

Tzom Gedaliah
Monday, Tishrei 3/ September 21

  • Fast Begins: 5:22 am
  • Minchah: 6:30 pm
  • Fast Ends: 7:26 pm

Mazal Tov To - Rosh Hashanah

Upcoming Birthdays
  • Mr. Yonason Allison - 2 Tishrei
  • Mr. Yerachmiel Altman - 2 Tishrei
  • Yosef Yitzchok Wolowik - 4 Tishrei
  • Chaim Eliyahu Hoch - 7 Tishrei

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Menachem Mendel Hilel (Mr. Mendel-Hilel Ganzburg’s father) - 2 Tishrei
  • Reb Binyamin ben Reb Hersch (Dr. Penina Rivka Watstein’s father) - 6 Tishrei

Devar Torah - Rosh Hashanah

Awakening from our Slumber and seeing Hashem’s desire
to be Crowned as King by each and every Jew

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

With Rosh Hashanah approaching I would like to wish everyone a Kasiva v’Chasima Tovah l’Shana Tovah u’Mesukah, a good and healthy new year in all that we need physically and spiritually. 

The first Rosh Hashanah  mentioned in the Torah, the day that Adam HaRishon  was created was a Friday, the 6th day of creation. The Machzor for Rosh Hashana makes the following statement about Rosh Hashanah: “This Day is the beginning of Your actions, a remembrance to the first day.” A question arises; why do we refer to  Rosh Hashanah as “the beginning of Your actions”  when it was already the sixth day of creation.  How are we to make sense  of it being called the beginning of your actions when 5 days of creation, 5 days of action had already passed? The answer is that on Rosh Hashanah the day Adam HaRishon was created is the day that the purpose of creation was revealed  and the day that creation was brought to its completion.

Hashem created a large world filled with many species of animals and plants, birds and fish, the earth, the sky and the sea. The purpose of it all was not for the wildlife, bird sanctuaries or Earth Day as great or as beautiful as they might be. The purpose of creation began when man arrived. It was man that made all of Hashem’s creations aware that Hashem created them. Man prepared the world toward the objective of making it into a dwelling place for Hashem’s presence. The only one who could carry this purpose to its fulfillment was man. Before man was created it was not possible. Once Adam HaRishon was created he succeeded in this mission by calling together the entire creation and proclaiming: “Come  let us kneel and bow before Hashem  the one who created us”.  

The focal point of Rosh Hashanah is to crown Hashem as King. How do we crown Hashem? By blowing the shofar. In the spiritual sense the shofar  is the  outcry of the neshama to Hashem with teshuvah,  to crown Him our King both in general and to each person individually. 

Why does Hashem need man, a soul in a physical body with all it’s limitations to crown Him and what is His goal in creation?. Chassidus explains that Hashem wanted a dwelling place in this physical world. Although Hashem could have done this by Himself without the help of man, nevertheless, Hashem specifically wanted this to be accomplished by a soul within a body within this physical limited world by learning His Torah and doing His mitzvos. It is under these particular circumstances and in this specific fashion that Hashem desired His dwelling place in this world.

All of this is represented within the mitzvah of the shofar. Why do we blow the shofar? It’s a gezeras haKasuv,  a decree without a reason. We blow the shofar because that's what Hashem wants. Even though there is no reason there is a remez, a hint. As the Rambam says there is a hint in the mitzvah of shofar, to waken from our slumber and return to Hashem to fulfill our purpose.

When Rosh Hashanah falls on weekdays we blow the shofar both days. When Rosh Hashanah falls out on the Shabbos we blow the shofar only one day. Why do we not blow the shofar on Shabbos? Also, how do we accomplish the same purpose of shofar without blowing it on Shabbos?  

The answer given why we do not blow the shofar on Shabbos is because someone  who is not familiar how to blow might forget about the Shabbos and take it out into the street to to inquire how to do the mitzvah and come to carry the shofar on Shabbos.  How can the entire Jewish people give up on such a great mitzvah just because there is a chance someone who forgets might carry on Shabbos?

The answer is that whatever is accomplished by the blowing of the shofar is automatically accomplished by the kedusha of the Shabbos. If the Shabbos, which is sanctified by Hashem takes the place of the shofar, then definitely the coronation of Hashem as King was done on the highest level possible. If that is so then why blow the shofar on the second day of Rosh Hashanah?   What more could possibly be added?

From the fact that we nevertheless do blow the shofar anyway, we come to see the greatness of the Jewish people and what we are capable of accomplishing. Even though the first day of Rosh Hashanah was on Shabbos and everything was accomplished in terms a crowning Hashem as King on the highest level, nevertheless Hashem says that that is not enough. Hashem is telling us; I need you to take the shofar, make a bracha and blow it to be heard throughout the world.  We, the Jewish people who are here in this physical world, soul within the body with all its limitations are wanted, valued and needed by Hashem to proclaim Him as King.

This year, a year when the first day of Rosh Hashanah is on Shabbos is a year that expresses the greatness of the service of each and every Jew. Hashem is saying “I need you”, “Ahavti Eschem Amar Hashem, Hashem says, I Love you”

Each and everyone of us no matter who we are or our station in life are like Adam HaRishon.  The fact that he was alone in the world teaches us that every person has to view themselves as alone in the sense of having a unique a sacred responsibility (as if he or she were alone and the only one available)  towards all of creation and has within themselves the inherent abilities to bring the world to its completion  by revealing Hashem’s  glory in this world today as we stand prepared to enter the year 5781.  As the Rebbe said “Turn over the world today!”. Each person in their own unique way has the power to reveal Moshiach, today.

A Shana Tovah uMesukah!

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