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Shul Bulletin

Announcements

  • Tomorrow (Friday) Morning, 10:30, there will tehilim and Kaddish by Yossi Kreiman’s Kever. At Mount Olive Cemetery, 7231 E. Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90040
  • Please say Tehillim for Shmuel Choni ben Leah, Rochel Bas Simcha Chaya,  Devorah Miriam bas Sarah and for Rachamim Oscar ben Rochel.

Shabbos Schedule

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:27 pm
  • Kabolas Shabbos: 5:10 pm This will enable you to make Kiddush before 6 
  • Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm 
  • Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:09 am 
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:30 am 
  • Molad Chodesh Kislev: Friday, Mar-Cheshvon 28/Nov. 25, 6:36 PM + 16 Chalakim
  • Rosh Chodesh Kislev: Sunday, Nov 27
  • Mesibos Shabbos for Girls: 3:30 pm in Shul
  • Mincha: 4:25 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:30 pm
  • Father & Son Learning: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Kiddush Sponsors

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yirmiyahu Andrusier in honor of Mr. Yirmiyahu Andrusier ’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ariel Haratz in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • The Naum Family for the Bar-Mitzvah of their son Daniel. May he give them much nachas and may he grow up to be a true chossid yirei shomaim and lamdan.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yankee Raichik in honor of the ufruf and marriage of Sruly Yusewitz to Estee Plotkin. May they be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Schneerson  for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Yehudit Schneerson’s father Shmuel Gronim ben Yitzchok Meir ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Shabbos Kalla:

Mushky Weiss invites all women to her Shabbos Kalla
at 179 S McCadden Pl. - 3:45 pm

Mazal Tov To

  • Mr. Betzalel Fleischman on the engagement of his daughter Rivka Tanya.

Upcoming Birthdays:

  • Rabbi Tzvi Ferszt - 1 Kislev
  • Boruch Shalom Allison - 1 Kislev
  • Yecheskel Pinson - 3 Kislev
  • Menachem Mendel Levenberg - 4 Kislev
  • Dr. Sholem Gimpel - 4 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yerachmiel Helfant - 5 Kislev
  • Shneur Zalman Plotke - 5 Kislev
  • Avremi Raichik - 6 Kislev
  • Mr. Yirmiyahu Andrusier - 6 Kislev
  • Tzvi Grossman - 6 Kislev

Upcoming Anniversaries:

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovi Goldman - 1 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ari Goldman - 1 Kislev
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Rafael Gutierrez - 3 Kislev
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ariel Haratz - 4 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Shmuel Gronim ben Yitzchok Meir (Mrs. Yehudit Schneerson’s father) - 1 Kislev
  • Avrohm Yisuchar ben Shlomo Yehuda (Mr. Yoni Pelman’s ) - 2 Kislev
  • Chaya bas Sendor (Mrs. Marsha Alperin’s mother) - 6 Kislev

Announcements

  • Father & Son Learning starts this motzei shabbos 7:00-8:00 pm.
  • Please say Tehillim for Rochel Bas Simcha Chaya, Dovid Ben Elenore, Devorah Miriam bas Sarah and for Rachamim Oscar ben Rochel.

Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah Schedule

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:30 pm
  • Kabolas Shabbos: 5:10 pm This will enable you to make Kiddush before 6 
  • Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm 
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:04 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am 
  • Mesibos Shabbos for Girls: 3:30 pm in Shul
  • Mincha: 4:30 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:33 pm
  • Father & Son Learning: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Kiddush Sponsors

Sponsors are welcome for the main minyan kiddush 

The kiddush for the early minyan is sponsored by: 

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yossi Goldman in honor of Yossi's birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • In honor of Chaki Abehsera's birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. By those who appreciate him.

Women's Shabbos Shiur/Farbrengen

At the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman - 421 N Poinsettia Pl.
3:45 pm

Mazal Tov To

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Thaler on the birth of a grandson.
  • Mr. Zev Oster for the upshernish of his grandson Dovid Yehudah Brooker.

Upcoming Birthdays:

  • Mr. Shmuel Eiferman - 22 Cheshvan
  • Yisroel Dovid Tsikman - 24 Cheshvan
  • Rabbi Tzvi Kravitz - 24 Cheshvan
  • Rabbi Moishe Kasowitz - 26 Cheshvan
  • Mr. Eli Kagan - 27 Cheshvan
  • Hershel Tsikman - 27 Cheshvan
  • Mr. Simcha Kagan - 27 Cheshvan
  • Rabbi Sholom Ber Kesselman - 28 Cheshvan

Upcoming Anniversaries:

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Tzvi Kravitz - 24 Cheshvan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Yosef ben Nachman Ber Kreiman - 28 Cheshvan

Devar Torah

Recently there has been a public discussion taking place about Chabad standards. On one side of the discussion there are those that have taken a more lenient approach that is a direct challenge to what Chabad standards have been until now. Their reasoning is that the Rebbe’s approach is to have Ahavas Yisroel towards everyone. Therefore, we need to show understanding and compassion towards those who have not yet assimilated Chabad standards into their day to day living. They feel that even mosdos need to make accommodations by easing the requirements in order that they feel comfortable within the Chabad system.

On the other side of the discussion the reasoning is as follows. Who instituted standards in Chabad? Was it Chassidim or the Rebbeim? Since we know that it was the Rebbeim who instituted Chabad standards, are we allowed to negotiate those standards ourselves or to look for guidance from the Rebbeim? Surely, we should look for direction from the Rebbeim for our present situation. After all, the effects of our decisions impact all Chabad institutions in the present and also for generations to come.

Based on the above, I am not going to get involved directly in the pros and cons of this discussion rather discuss a few points from a letter of the Rebbe (Igros Kodesh; v. 20 pg. 174). The subject of the letter is that Chabad educational institutions demand a very high standard of learning etc. It’s possible that this high standard might scare off some to accept this tremendous responsibility and their fear is that they will end up going to other institutions and get a less desired education. The following are a few adapted excerpts from the letter that answer this dilemma.

…if the educational demands are compromised from the highest level then there will be a ripple effect on the average and lesser than average students…

… Chabad institutions throughout the world represent a unique approach towards both action and education. This standard represents a foundation in which all mosdos share, even by their name alone. Therefore, if the standards are changed in any institution throughout the world, it will cause an effect in similar way throughout the Chabad system, not just in the local country…

…The Friediker Rebbe explains that there is an interlinked social hierarchy amongst people. Therefore, if there is a descent of one level, even on the highest level, this causes a descent on all the succeeding levels. Even though the descent on the highest level was from the holy of holies to the holy, automatically the descent on the subsequent levels will be from holy to ordinary, and even lower from permissible to the forbidden. Therefore, each and every one of us needs to constantly ascend in holiness and obviously not to descend even if his general level is higher than his social peers. The same thing applies to mosdos…

…This is certainly true if mosdos have and established standard over many years. Any descent from those standards could be interpreted as a response to the demands of the times, not of principles…

…There is a clear directive from divrei Chazal that says that when Rav arrived in Bavel he found a valley and built a fence. The explanation is that Rav saw that the standards in Bavel had been compromised. He chose to be machmir and to add new fences, new even higher standards. This means to us that when we find a group that has dropped their standards in a specific area we should not respond in kind. There are those that are concerned that if we uphold the standard we could distance those people from us or push them into things that are worse. The lesson is to do the exact opposite. We should try to inspire them to a higher standard and to set the highest possible standard in the challenged areas…

This is a printed letter from the Rebbe. I highly recommend that each person read it himself or have it translated so that they can fully understand it. The point here is not to take sides rather to always be sure to consult the Rebbe when making such important decisions whose repercussion will affect us for generations to come.

Announcements

  • Please join us for a Chabad community-wide Chof Cheshvan lecture/farbrengen with world renowned Speaker and lecturer Rabbi Ari Shishler from South Africa. Thursday, Cheshvan 20/November 17, 8 pm at Moshe Gantz Hall. Click here for more information.
  • New Weekly Halacha Shiur in Kitzur Shulchan Aruch with Rabbi Raichik, Sunday evenings after Maariv in Shul.  
  • Please say Tehillim for Rochel Bas Simcha Chaya, Dovid Ben Elenore, Devorah Miriam bas Sarah and for Rachamim Oscar ben Rochel.

Shabbos Schedule

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:35 pm
  • Kabolas Shabbos: 5:15 pm This will enable you to make Kiddush before 6 
  • Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm 
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am 
  • Mesibos Shabbos for Girls: 3:30 pm in Shul
  • Mincha: 4:35 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:38 pm

Sholom Zochor

Mr. & Mrs. Mayer Hazan invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at the Shaarei Tefila Glazer Lounge beginning 8:00 pm

Women's Shabbos Shiur/Farbrengen

At the home of Mrs. Bracha Finkelstein
444 N Poinsettia Pl.
3:30 pm
Speaker: Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz

Mazal Tov To

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Nootie Gross on the engagement of their son Levi to Bassie Krasnianski.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Bukiet on the birth of their grandson.

Upcoming Birthdays:

  • Dr. Binyomin Kaplan - 15 Cheshvan
  • Menachem Mendel Eliyahu Goldman - 16 Cheshvan
  • Binyamin Eliyahu Lumer - 17 Cheshvan
  • Mr. Yossi Goldman - 20 Cheshvan
  • Menachem Mendel Stark - 20 Cheshvan
  • Dr. Ira  Cohen - 21 Cheshvan

Upcoming Anniversaries:

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Jonathan Glabman - 20 Cheshvan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Alta Elka bas Avrohom Bunim Hakohen (Mrs. Chana Arnold’s mother) - 16 Cheshvan
  • Gittel Leah bas Moshe (Mr. Yoni Pelman’s ) - 19 Cheshvan

KYY Winners

B”H

Cheshvan ,13 5772
November ,10 2011 

To All the Misspalelim and Misspalelos of Kol Yakov Yehuda:

This past Tuesday morning after Shacharis, Rabbi Mendel Duchman, Mr. Nachum Cherman and I opened the sealed box which had all the election ballots from this past Motsay Shabbos. 

After counting all the ballots, it turned out that both Presidential teams, GPS and RLG, were tied. Besides those ballots, there were 12 more of which 8 have been totally disqualified and 4 had the names of the voter, but was unclear which candidate they circled. Each one of the 4 voters has been contacted to verify their vote – and GPS led the vote by three ballots – hence declaring that slate of candidates the winners.

I want to take this opportunity to wish Mazel Tov to the new Presidential slate, as well as all the congregants of Kol Yakov Yehuda. 

It was my Zchus to be part of this project.
Hatzlacha,
Shmuel Stroll, CPA

Announcements

  • The KYY Melava Malka & elections will be held this Motzei Shabbos. Click here for more info. 
  • If you have not yet paid your Tishrei pledges or dues, please click here.
  • Please say Tehillim for Rochel Bas Simcha Chaya, Dovid Ben Elenore, Devorah Miriam bas Sarah and for Rachamim Oscar ben Rochel.

Shabbos Schedule

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 5:39 pm
  • Kabolas Shabbos: 6:15 pm This will enable you to make Kiddush before 7 
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:56 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am 
  • Mesibos Shabbos for Girls: 4:00 pm in Shul
  • Mincha: 5:40 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 6:42 pm
This Motzei Shabbos - Turn Clocks Back One Hour

Sholom Zochor

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rubinstein
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 349 N Citrus Avenue (between Oakwood & Beverly)

Kiddush Sponsors

  • Mr. & Mrs. Milton Goodman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Milton Goodman’s brother Yitzchok ben Yisroel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs.Yisroel Bastomski in honor of Rabbi Yisroel Bastomski’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mordechai Berger for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Mordechai Berger's father Yerachmiel Menachem ben Chaim Yakov Yisrael ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi Mrs. Naftoli Estulin for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Fayge Estulin’s mother Chana Rivkah bas Aron ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. David Kaufman in honor of Mr. David Kaufman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zali Munitz in honor of their son Menachem Mendel’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mottel Polityko for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Mottel Polityko’s grandmother Shaina Baila bas Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Frank Revere in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. Ron Shahak for his ufruf and upcoming marriage to Chava Petrie. May he be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad.
  • Mr. Joel Yachzel for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Joel Yachzel’s mother Tzerel bas Ben Tzion ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

The kiddush for the early minyan is sponsored by:

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zali Munitz in honor of their son Menachem Mendel’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yossi Vcherashansky and Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Binyomin Fogelman for the birth on their daughter/granddaughter Rifka Yehudis Vcherashansky. May they have much nachas from her and may she grow up to Torah, to Chupa and to Maasim Tovim.

Women's Shabbos Shiur/Farbrengen

At the home of Mrs. Rivky Raichik
145 S. Mansfield Ave.
4:30 pm
Speaker: Rabbi Yecheskel Raeburn

Mazal Tov To

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mordechai & Chaya Leah Berger for the Bar Mitzvha of their grandson.
  • Beruchim Haboim to Mr. & Dr. Mordechai Leaderman on their move to our community May it be meshane makom meshane mazal letova ulivracha.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chaim Lerner for the Bar Mitzvah of their grandsons Efraim Andrusier and Ephraim Pinchas Lerner.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Leib Lerner for the Bar Mitzvah of their son Ephraim Pinchas Lerner.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Ber Levin for the Bar Mitzvah, Upshernish and birth of their grandchildren.
  • Tzeischem Leshalom to Mr. & Mrs. Yossi Nassy on their move to Eretz Yisroel. May it be meshane makom meshane mazal letova ulivracha.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Menachem & Chavie Rubinstein on the birth of their son.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yossi Vcherashansky on the birth of their daughter Rifka Yehudis. Mazal Tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Vcherashansky and Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Binyomin Fogelman.

Upcoming Birthdays:

  • Zev Aharon Allison - 6 Cheshvan
  • Mendel Berkowitz - 9 Cheshvan
  • Mr. Maayan Kerbel - 9 Cheshvan
  • Mr. David Kaufman - 11 Cheshvan
  • Ephraim Pinchas Lerner - 12 Cheshvan
  • Menachem Mendel Munitz - 12 Cheshvan
  • Rabbi Yisroel Bastomski - 13 Cheshvan
  • Shlomo Yaakov Stark - 14 Cheshvan
  • Menachem Mendel Gansburg - 14 Cheshvan

Upcoming Anniversaries:

  • Mr. & Mrs. Frank Revere - 11 Cheshvan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Sroka - 12 Cheshvan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Moshe ben Chayim Zev (Mr. Harvey Benton’s father) - 7 Cheshvan
  • Chana Rivkah bas Aron (Mrs. Fayge Estulin’s mother) - 11 Cheshvan
  • Shaina Baila bas Moshe (Mr. Mottel Polityko’s grandmother) - 11 Cheshvan
  • Yerachmiel Menachem ben Chaim Yakov Yisrael (Rabbi Mordechai Berger's father)- 12 Cheshvan 
  • Yitzchok ben Yisroel (Mr. & Mrs. Milton Goodman’s brother) - 13 Cheshvan
  • Tzerel bas Ben Tzion (Mr. Joel Yachzel’s mother) - 14 Cheshvan
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