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Announcements - Chukas

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • It is customary for all men to get an aliya the Shabbos before Gimmel Tammuz. Minyanim for Kriah will begin at 9:00 am. The Gaboim ask that everyone please come to shul before davening to get an aliya.  
  • Maayon Yisroel is making a special event this Sunday night in Kanner Hall in honor of gimmel tammuz. Click here for more info
  • Special Mivtzoim this Friday in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. Click here for more info. Neshek available at 418 N Fuller Ave. 

Special Program for Gimmel Tammuz

We find ourselves at the threshold of the יום הגדול והקדוש Gimmel Tammuz – the 20th Yom Hahilula of the Rebbe נשיא ישראל.

There will be special program in our shul for men and women on Sunday the 1st of Tammuz click here for info. There will also be a farbrengen with a special guest speaker on Monday night 3rd of Tammuz. Click here for more details.

The will also be special program for those who are traveling to NY: Shiurim in English, Yiddish, French and Hebrew. Separate Farbrengens for men and women. A unique panel in English for men and women on Hiskashrus - for ourselves and our family at every moment of the day. Click here for the flyer

Schedule - Chukas

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:50
  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting with Rabbi Estulin: 8:45 am @ 118 S. Orange Dr.
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan with Rabbi Zalman Friedman: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Shimon Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Minyanim for Kriah: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:20 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 4:30 pm
  • Pirkei Avos Shiur by Rabbi Raichik: 6:50 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:50 pm 
  • Pirkei Avos: Perek 4
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:53 pm

Seder for Gimmel Tammuz 

 Sunday, 1 Tammuz/June 29

  • Minyanim on Sunday after 9:00 will take place in Kol Yakov Yehuda. 
  • 10:15 am - Men & Women of our community are invited to a Yom Iyun - Day of Learning in preparation for Gimmel Tammuz. This Sunday morning at Congregation Levi Yitzchok. Click here for more info.
  • Coffee and cake are sponsored by the Raichik family in memory of Reb Meir ben Reb Shlomo Abitan. 

 Monday, 2 Tammuz/June 30

  • 7:30 pm - Mincha in Shul
  • Yahrzheit licht will be available for sale in shul after Mincha
  • 7:45 pm - Shiur for men & women in the Rebbe's Torah by Rabbi Chazan. Click here for more info.
  • 8:45 pm - Maarive in Shul
  • 9:00 pm - Farbrengen upstairs with Rabbi Chazan. Click here for more info.

Tuesday, 3 Tammuz/July 1

  • Mishnayos will be learned between Mincha and Maariv
  • It is customary to write a Pan and to have it placed at the Rebbe's Ohel.  If you were not able to send your Pan before Gimmel Tammuz, you can fax the Pan to (718) 723-4444 or email it to ohel@ohelchabad.org and your Pan will be brought to the Ohel
  • For more information and minhagim, see this month's Chodesh

Sholom Zochor

Rabbi Mendy & Haddasa Shpalter
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
At 821 N Formosa Ave Apt 203.

Kiddush Sponsors - Chukas

  • Mr. & Dr. Martin Leaderman in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela, and be blessed with the geula shleima NOW!!!
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy in honor of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. 
  • Anonymous in honor of Gimmel Tammuz and that in this Zechus my dvar Torah to the board of trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles should go very well. Amen.
  • Anonymous leiluy nishmas Reb Meir ben Shlomo Abitan ob”m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Bastomski in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela, and be blessed with the geula shleima NOW!!!
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen in honor of Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela, and be blessed with the geula shleima NOW!!! 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Grunfeld in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela, and be blessed with the geula shleima NOW!!!
  • Mr. & Mrs. Pesach Kornreich for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chaya Kornreich’s father ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yankee Raichik for all the miracles and kindness Hashem has shown their family. May Hashem continue to shower them and the entire community with kol tuv sela. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Michy Rav-Noy in honor of Gimmel Tammus and that in this Zechus Rabbi Michy's dvar Torah to the board of trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles should go very well. Amen.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rosenbloom  in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela, and be blessed with the geula shleima NOW!!!
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Rubashkin in honor of the Rebbe. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela, and be blessed with the geula shleima NOW!!!
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendy Shpalter in honor of the birth of their son. May they be zoche to bring him leberiso shel avrohom avinu metoch Simcha vetuv leivav, and may they have much nachas from him and may he grow up to Torah, to Chupa and to Maasim Tovim. 

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Chukas

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Alon Asefovitz in honor of the birth of their daughter Chana Dina. May they have much nachas from her and may she grow up to Torah, to Chupa and to Maasim Tovim.  
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Finck for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Meir Finck’s grandmother Tova bas Reb Avraham Aba ob”m. May the neshomo have an aliya. Also in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela, and be blessed with the geula shleima NOW!!! 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Aryeh Kaufman in honor of Gimmel Tammuz. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela, and be blessed with the geula shleima NOW!!!
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Ber Kesselman in honor of the birth of their daughter Chaya Mushka. May they have much nachas from her and may she grow up to Torah, to Chupa and to Maasim Tovim.  
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Berel Schusterman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Chukas

20 Years since Gimmel Tammuz,
20 plus cities uniting across the country.
Let’s be part of it!
Shiur and Achdus Farbregen this week will be at 6:30 pm
At the home of: Mrs. Tova Levine
361 N Vista Blvd.
Speaker: Mrs. Doonie Mishulovin

Mazal Tov To - Chukas

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Hertzie Richler on the birth of their grandaughter (to Mordey & Shaina Richler). 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendy Shpalter on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandmother Rabbi & Mrs. Ezra Schochet.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ezra Schochet on the birth of their great-granddaughter (to Yosef and Chaya Avtzon).
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Thaler on the engagement of their son Meir to Chana Shneur.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Levi Weiss - 30 Sivan
  • Shmuel Berkowitz - 1 Tammuz
  • Schnuer Zalmen Raeburn - 2 Tammuz
  • Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen - 4 Tammuz
  • Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy - 4 Tammuz
  • Mr. Rami Tamir - 5 Tammuz

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Berel Schusterman - 30 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Bukiet - 1 Tammuz
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gary Apfel - 2 Tammuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Elharrar - 3 Tammuz
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yankel Ginsburg - 3 Tammuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman - 5 Tammuz
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yehudah Lerman - 6 Tammuz

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Harav Yehuda Tzvi ben Reb Moshe Yakov (Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s father) - 1 Tammuz
  • Reb Yosef Hirsh ben Reb Leib (Rabbi Eli Vcherashansky’s father) - 2 Tammuz
  • Reb Eli ben Reb Moshe (Mrs. Robin Hambourger’s father) - 3 Tammuz
  • Reb Avrohom ben Reb Moshe (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s brother) - 4 Tammuz
  • Masi Mindel bas Reb Levi Yitzchok Halevi (Mrs. Debbie Fine’s mother) - 5 Tammuz

Devar Torah - Chukas

Completing the Mission
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

As we approach the twentieth Gimmel Tammuz we see different approaches to the day. While everyone is focused on the geula, some are more somber while others are reflecting and others are just focused on the future. It’s difficult for many, 20 years is a long time…

In 5752 the Rebbe declared in a Sicha that each and every one of us is an Admor.  What does it mean to be an Admor? Do we all need to go out and get a streimel and a silver cane? By telling us that each and every one of us is an Admor the Rebbe empowered us. Just as Moshe Rabbenu empowered the Jewish people at the end of the 40 years of wandering in the desert when he said; Today you have been given a heart to know and eyes to see etc., so too the Rebbe has empowered each one of us.

Yet there are many who say that we do not have the power to accomplish like before when we don’t see the Rebbe. It looks physically impossible. When R. Yochnon ben Zakai saw the impending churbon and was given one request he asked for Yavne and the Chachamim. Why didn’t he ask for Yerushalayim? It’s nice to have a yeshiva but what about the Jewish people? Some answer that he was looking to preserve the spirit of Judiasm for the future generations. The Rebbe explained that R. Yochnon ben Zakai was trying to prevent the churbon with the zechus of limud haTorah for the sake of the entire Jewish people. We see that the Rebbe as well directed the children to learn another pasuk, another mishna and to do another good deed before the Six Day War for the protection of the people and the land of Israel (He also introduced Mivtza Tefillin). It helps because we are all one big body and every small act changes the world, protects and brings Moshiach. This message of emunah bitachon and empowerment we see on every page of the Rebbe’s Letters Sichos and Maamarim.

Yes it’s bitter and yes it hurts as we approach the twentieth Gimmel Tammuz. We still feel the effects of the bitter galus the tears and the global crises. Yet with all of that we are strong in our emunah and bitachon that we will prevail. That with us is the power to change the tide. The Rebbe gave and gives each one of us us the power to teach and to lead, each in his or her own way.

After so many years, we in Lubavitch have a great opportunity to realize the Rebbe’s brochos by making ourselves a fitting vessel for those brachos, as it says; Barcheinu Avinu kulanu k’echod. By rising above personal interest or struggle, above any political or idealistic separation, together as one big community we can go forward in an even greater way than we have until now. By become a fitting vessel; we have a historic opportunity to receive the brochos the Rebbe gave us that are waiting to be realized.

To do this we need to connect. We need to dwell on the positive. The children need to go to camp and to school and off to shlichus. Yes there is a lot to accomplish because our mission is not complete until the revelation of Moshiach. We connect by realizing that the Rebbe is speaking to me as an individual. By learning the Rebbe’s Sichos Maamarim and Letters this way lets the power of pure emunah prevail.

By attaching ourselves to the Rebbe this twentieth year in an even greater way than until now in every area until the level that each one of us is and Admor to accomplish each according to his or her abilities, together we will bring and reveal the return of the Shechina to Tzion together with all of the Rabbeim and Tzaddikim from all the generations with the Rebbe at the front, immediately Now!

Good Shabbos, A Good Chodesh

Announcements - Korach

  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 

Shabbos Schedule - Korach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:49
  • Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Shimon Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:18 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • NO Kol Yakov Yehuda
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 4:30 pm
  • Shiur in Pirkei Avos for men with Rabbi Raichik: 6:50 pm
  • Mincha: 7:50 pm - Pirkei Avos - Perek 3 
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:52 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Tamuz: Friday, Sivan 29/June 27, 6:06 pm and 12 chalokim..
  • Rosh Chodesh Tamuz: Shabbos & Sunday, June 28 & 29.

Kiddush Sponsors -Korach

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch for the yahrtzeits of Mr. Shimon Benarroch’s brother Yosef ben Avrohom and Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s father Yosef ben Avrohom and sister Tamar bas Esther ob"m. May the neshomos have an aliya. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Nootie Gross in honor of Rabbi Nootie Gross’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yosef Mishulovin’s father Reb Chayim Eliyahu ben Reb Eliezer ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Korach

6:30 pm - At the home of: Mrs. Chana Weiss
411 N Martel Ave.
Speaker: Mrs. Miriam Gross

Mazal Tov To - Korach

  • All the children in our community graduating from Cheder Menachem, YOEC, the Smicha Program, Bais Chaya Mushka, Bais Rebbe and Bais Chana. May they continue to have success in their learning and give much Nachas to their parents. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Ber Kesselman on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandmother Mrs. Miriam Labkowsky.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Yisroel Freeman - 24 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yitzchok Tennenbaum - 24 Sivan
  • Mr. Avi Rav-Noy - 25 Sivan
  • Mr. Chaim Spiegel - 25 Sivan
  • Rabbi Shmaya Altein - 26 Sivan
  • Mr. Aaron Leib Brenner - 26 Sivan
  • Saadia-Leib Davidoff - 27 Sivan
  • Rabbi Nootie Gross - 28 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversary

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Rubashkin - 25 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Shmuel (Mr. Jon Engelson’s father) - 24 Sivan
  • Reb Chayim Eliyahu ben Reb Eliezer (Rabbi Yosef Mishulovin’s father) - 29 Sivan

Devar Torah - Korach

Knowing Who We Are and Preparing for Gimmel Tammuz begins at Home..but does not end there

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Leading up to this Gimmel Tammuz, the twentieth year since 5744- 1994, a recent flurry of new biographies of the Rebbe’s life has been published.

Although this is not the place to comment on any of the details written in the new books, in general these biographies fill a need for the world at large as the following quote from a book review demonstrates:

“The Most Influential Rabbi in Modern History: Read it and you will become a better person. From reading this book, one can better understand how Rabbi Schneerson had a positive impact on hundreds of thousands – and his life’s work continues to live on today through the organization, Chabad-Lubavitch he built which remains the largest Jewish organization in the world.”

The world needs to know about the Rebbe. The Rebbe is everyone’s Rebbe and they are better off in every way by reading about him. As Lubavitcher Chassidim, Anash, we have our way of preparing ourselves for Gimmel Tammuz. We look into the Sichos Maamarim and letters of the Rebbe and share with our families the stories that have been passed to us through our Rabbeim and Chassidim.

Recently a yunger man told me that he went through the system but he doesn’t know the history of the Rabbeim. He then said he understands those that read the books because they want to know more about the Rebbe. I thought to myself, how can that be? Obviously he hasn’t read the Memoirs of the Previous Rebbe, the Sefer HaToldos and Likutei Dibburim. Therefore he doesn’t know the history of the Rabbeim! When a bachur gets to yeshiva, we teach him the Torah, but there’s no system to teach who we are as Chassidim. It’s expected that that the father and mother taught all of that before he came to yeshiva.

When my father sent my brother Yossie and I to Montreal, it was a half a year after our Bar Mitzvah. There was a young man, Rabbi Pinchas Korf who would fabreng with our group every Thursday night. He didn’t bring mashka, he brought the sefer HaTomim and read us stories of Chassidim. A year or two later there was an older bachor would come to our room before we went to sleep and read us the long letter of the Previous Rebbe about Chassidim that was still in typed manuscript and had not yet come out in print. That’s how I got to know our history. It gave me a geshmak, great pleasure to hear these stories and it inspired me to go on to read the stories in Sefer HaToldos etc.

As Gimmel Tammuz approaches, we prepare by learning Sichos Maamarim, letters and stories. These days are a good time to speak with your family. You don’t need to sit all day in shul and fabreng, fabreng with your family also. Prepare in advance what you are going to say on Friday night and Shabbos day. Tell your family stories of Chassidim that will warm them up and inspire them. Then your children will know who they are from the Rabbeim. With that chayus and inspriration we have the energy to go out into the world and complete the mission that the Rebbe has given us to bring Moshiach. The better that we connect and live with the Rabbeim and Chassidim, the more fitting shluchim we are to represent the Rebbe’s message in the best way.

May we all merit to see the Rebbe again with our physical eyes with the revelation of Moshiach Now!

Announcements - Shelach

Shabbos Schedule - Shelach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:47
  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting with Rabbi Estulin: 8:45 am @ 118 S. Orange Dr.
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan with Rabbi Zalman Friedman: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Shimon Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:17 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am 
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 4:30 pm
  • Pirkei Avos Shiur by Rabbi Raichik: 6:45 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:45 pm 
  • Pirkei Avos: Perek 2
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:50 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Shelach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s father Reb Ezer ben Reb Shimon ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Jonathan Glabman in honor of Rabbi Jonathan Glabman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Glick for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Shaindel Glick’s mother Baila Frummet bas Reb Asher Haleivi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Dr. Martin Leaderman for all the kindness Hashem has shown their family. May Hashem continue to shower them and the entire community with kol tuv sela.
    Also for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Margalit Leaderman’s father Reb Nissen ben Reb Lebel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Shelach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Hoch in honor of Mrs. Shaina Hoch’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • The Kagan Family for the yahrtzeit of their mother Sara Gittel bas Reb Avrohom ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Levin in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shaya Lowenstein in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Atara Reichman’s mother Sara Gittel bas Reb Avrohom ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
    Also in honor of Mrs. Atara Reichman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
    Also in honor of their son Alexander Sender’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also 
  • Mr. Josh Rosen in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Shelach

7:00 pm - At the home of: Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia Pl.
Speaker: Rabbi Zalmen Munitz

Mazal Tov To - Shelach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Bukiet on the birth of their grandson (to Mendy & Chanie Bukiet).
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jon Engelson on the marriage of their son Elie to Myriam Schottenstein.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Finck on the birth of their firstborn daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Yosef Chazanow - 16 Sivan
  • Rabbi Boruch Friedman - 16 Sivan
  • Rabbi Danny Rotenberg - 16 Sivan
  • Mr. Joshua Rosen - 16 Sivan
  • Yisroel Newman - 17 Sivan
  • Rabbi Jonathan Glabman - 17 Sivan
  • Mr. Frank Revere - 18 Sivan
  • Alexander Sender Reichman - 18 Sivan
  • Mr. Jon Hambourger - 19 Sivan
  • Mr. Moshe Niasoff - 19 Sivan
  • Aaron Binyomin Revere - 20 Sivan
  • Yaakov Rotenberg - 21 Sivan
  • Mr. Reuven Solomon - 22 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Blauner - 17 Sivan
  • Dr. & Mrs. Sholom Fine - 19 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky - 21 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Levin - 22 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Nissen ben Reb Lebel (Dr. Margalit Leaderman’s father) - 16 Sivan
  • Sara Gittel bas Reb Avrohom (Mr. Dovid Kagan’s mother) - 17 Sivan
  • Baila Frummet bas Reb Asher Haleivi (Mrs. Shaindel Glick’s mother) - 21 Sivan
  • Reb Ezer ben Reb Shimon (Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s father) - 21 Sivan
  • Tamar bas Reb Moshe (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s sister) - 22 Sivan

Devar Torah - Shelach

Staying Connected gives us the Power to Succeed in the Marketplace
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Rabbi Greenglass would tell the following story about a student of the Baal Shem Tov named Kopel. His name was Kopel, but for the people in the region he was known as Kopel Shavisi. They liked to call him Kopel Shavisi because of their impression of him, especially the way he behaved in the marketplace. This is because Kopel was in charge of the weights and measures for all purchases in the market. Kopel was the only one that everyone trusted to be the most meticulous, fair and honest to both sides Jew and non-Jew alike. As he concluded each transaction he would exclaim “shavisi!” meaning that the weight was equal and the transaction was legitimate. Why did he use the word shavisi? Because it reminded him that he is standing constantly in Hashem’s presence (Shavisi Hashem l’negdi tamid- I place Hashem before me constantly). They all respected and trusted Kopel because his honesty and his connection to Hashem were palpable in all that he did.

One day, for some reason Kopel Shavisi didn’t make it to the marketplace. Immediately the marketplace was thrown into turmoil and came to a grinding halt. How could they possibly do their business without Kopel Shavisi? It was unanimously decided to cancel the market that day. Without Kopel they simply couldn’t be certain that the purchases would be fair and correct.

When the Baal Shem Tov heard this story he said that this teaches us a lesson in Avodas Hashem. Without shavisi (as in the pasuk; Shavisi Hashem l’negdi tamid) a neshama cannot do it’s business in this world.

Chassidus teaches us that every one of us has a neshama, a G-dly soul that is a chelek Elokai mama’al mamash.  Although there may not be a Shavisi sign or a Da Lifnei Atah Omed sign by the shtender in shul to remind us constantly of Hashem being in front of us, because we have a neshama and we learn chassidus we get the strength to keep Hashem forefront in our thoughts as we go through the day.

One the 12 pasukim says; “Henei Hashem nitav ailav- Behold Hashem stands upon him”. If the fact that Hashem is standing next to us and giving us strength is carved in our minds, then we are able to accomplish. If we ever loose sight of this we know that that it’s a sign that we have to learn more chassidus. Learning chassidus prevents us from driving off the spiritual cliff of forgetfulness. As we go through the day we should always be asking ourselves; is this thing I am doing what Hashem wants me to be doing right now? If we think of deciding by what’s most comfortable, natural or convenient we can be certain we have veered off the path. We need to go back to Sichos and Maamarim to regain our footing.

This was also a central message we took from the Yom Tov of Shavuos. When we look into our lives we ask ourselves about our approach. Is our approach first naaseh, we will do and then nishma, we will understand or is it the opposite. When we take a look around us at what is happening today, we don’t need to look far to see that without focus it’s a slippery slope. Through accepting the Torah in a way of naaseh v’nishma, every Jew fulfills his purpose and keeps his focus. The strength we get comes from learning chassidus. If we keep the shavisi, then we can accomplish.

This week’s parsha speaks about the meraglim. It’s hard for us to understand what went wrong, Moshe picked them, how could he have seemingly made such a big mistake? The meraglim forgot that they were shluchim of Moshe. Moshe is the Rebbe and together they have the power to conquer the land. When there is no shavisi, when we forget that we are shluchim of Moshe and in front of Hashem, then we think that it’s better to stay in the desert surrounded protected by the ananei hakavod closed off from the world. At least there in the desert Moshe Rabbenu can teach us the Torah. When there’s no shavisi then we think that Moshe Rabbenu does not understand the challenges of the outside world. We feel that we can't be frum and live in the land without getting swallowed up by the giants. It was at this moment in the midst of the challenge that Calev made a trip to the Ohel of the Avos and begged and said that he wanted to be connected to Moshe Rabbenu. He did not forget shavisi. He remained firm.

The lesson for each one of us is that if we remember shavisi and stay connected to Moshe Rabbenu then we can bring Moshiach. The 15th of Sivan is the day that the Previous Rebbe was arrested. The Stalinists where strong but the Rebbe, one man, stood up against all of them.  He also demanded the same from his Chassidim. He was just as Moshe Rabbenu was, not afraid of the giant, Og.

If we feel that the world is too strong to stand up to, then learn chassidus. Connect with Moshe Rabbenu the Rebbe. Go to the Ohel and daven like Calev and you will see that you have the kochos to do it; it's work but it can be done. In words of Calev and Yehoshua: “Olah naela- we will surely go up” and conquer Eretz Yisroel.

Moshe gave each one of us the echod of שמע ישראל... With the echod we can be strong. This is what Moshe reveals in every Jew. If we forget then we say that it’s impossible to do our shlichus. We need to get back to the shavisi.

The Rebbe strengthens our emunah in Hashem. Everyone can tap into it. We don’t need to say that we did not see the Rebbe and therefore we can’t do it. The Rebbe is giving us the strength now just as before, it’s up to us to tap into it by learning chassidus. This will help us reveal the emunah and bitachon in Hashem that we have and give us the strength necessary to overcome all obstacles and reveal Moshiach now. 

Announcements - Beha’aloscha

  • Click here for KYY update.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Nichum Availim: The Abehsera family (Chaki, Judith, David and Charles) is sitting shiva for the passing Reb Meir Nissim ben Masoud Abehsera at 6441 Moore Dr. 90048. Shacharis: Sun- 9am. Mon-Thur- 7am. Mincha & Maariv: Sun-Wed- 8pm. Hours of visitation: Fri- till 3pm. Sun-Wed- Mornings-  Shacharis till noon. Afternoons- 4 to 9pm. Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Betoch Shaar Aveilei Tzion VeYerushalaim. Vehokitzu veranenu shochnei ofor....vehu besocham. 

Shabbos Schedule - Beha’aloscha

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:44
  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting with Rabbi Estulin: 8:45 am @ 118 S. Orange Dr.
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan with Rabbi Zalman Friedman: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Shimon Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:16 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am 
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 4:30 pm
  • Pirkei Avos Shiur by Rabbi Raichik: 6:45 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:45 pm 
  • Pirkei Avos: Perek 1
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:47 pm

Sholom Zochor

Ari & Chanah Ainyah Kaufman
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
At 180 S Orange Dr.

Kiddush Sponsors - Beha’aloscha

  • Mr. & Mrs. Milton Goodman in honor of the 70th anniversary of D-day. May the entire klal yisroel only know of simchos and yeshous. 
  • Rabbi Meir & Mrs. Ashkenazi for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi’s father Reb Noson ben Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Braude for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Boruch Braude’s mother Tova bas Reb Yerachmiel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Burston in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also in honor of Rabbi Chaim Burston’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yankel Ginsburg for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Esther Ginsburg’s father Reb Mich'l ben Reb Shlaima ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Horwitz in gratitude to HaShem and the Rebbe for a miracle seven years ago. May Hashem continue to shower them and the entire community with kol tuv sela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Levenberg in honor of Rabbi Simcha Levenberg’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Zalman Roth’s father Reb Yaakov ben Reb Zalmen Leib ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Beha’aloscha

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
    Also in honor of their daughter Rivka Naomi’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Goldman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
    Also in honor of Mrs. Rayzi Goldman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. 
  • Rabbi Lazer Handlesman for the yahrtzeit of his mother Reb Bracha Toiba bas Reb Yitzchok ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Yossi Nathanson in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman in honor of their daughter Sara Gittel’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Beha’aloscha

6:30 pm - At the home of: Mrs. Yochevet Lezak
423 N Fuller Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Yecheskel Raeburn

Mazal Tov To - Beha’aloscha

  • Mr. & Mrs. Ari Kaufman on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Mr. & Mrs. David Kaufman.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmen Schmukler on the engagement of his granddaughter Leah Shanowitz to Yakov Kaplan. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Gary Apfel - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi Simcha Levenberg - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yisroel Noach Raichik - 9 Sivan
  • Mr. Yisroel Schochet - 9 Sivan
  • Shmuel Leaderman - 10 Sivan
  • Yossi Nathanson - 11 Sivan
  • Yoisef Yitzchok Halevi Ginsburg - 11 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yosef Nathanson - 11 Sivan
  • Rabbi Chaim Burston - 14 Sivan
  • Mendy Mishulovin - 14 Sivan
  • Yehoshua Ovadya Engelson - 15 Sivan
  • Levi Mishulovin - 15 Sivan
  • Menachem Mendel Habibian - 15 Sivan
  • Rabbi Boruch Friedman - 16 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shmuel Eiferman - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholem Perl - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Noach Vogel - 10 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yitzchok Michael - 13 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Wagshul - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shaya Lowenstein - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Burston - 15 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Mich'l ben Reb Shlaima (Mrs. Esther Ginsburg’s father) - 9 Sivan
  • Reb Yaakov ben Reb Zalmen Leib (Mr. Zalman Roth’s father) - 10 Sivan
  • Reb Yaakov (Mrs. Baila Edelson’s father) - 10 Sivan
  • Reb Bracha Toiba bas Reb Yitzchok (Rabbi Lazer Handlesman’s mother) - 10 Sivan
  • Reb Yosef ben Reb Aryeh (Mr. Yisroel Koch’s father) - 12 Sivan
  • Reb Shmaryahu Fishel ben Reb Binyomin (Mrs. Susan Blauner’s father) - 12 Sivan
  • Tova bas Reb Yerachmiel (Rabbi Boruch Braude’s mother) - 13 Sivan
  • Reb Noson ben Reb Moshe (Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi’s father) - 15 Sivan

Devar Torah - Beha’aloscha

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