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Announcements - Naso

  • Click here for KYY updates.
  • 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 kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • Nichum Aveilim: Mrs. Suzy Nassy is sitting shiva for the passing of her father until Monday in Torrance - 24219 Huber Ave. She will be sitting shiva in LA on Friday from 12-3 pm and on sunday until 9 pm at 640 N. Poinsettia Pl. Phone: 213-399-9866 Email:  Susan.Nassy@yahoo.com. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom 
  • WEDNESDAY: Shloshim for Chaya Splater. Click here for more info
  • SAVE THE DATE: Yom Iyun -for men and women - In preprarion for Gimmel Tammuz, Sunday, 27 Sivan/June 14, 10 am to 1 pm. With Rabbi Shlomo Chein - Shliach in S. Cruz, CA.

Shabbos Schedule - Naso

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:39
  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting: 8:40-9:30 sharp @ 118 S Orange Dr. 
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi 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: 4:30 pm
  • Pirkei Avos Shiur with Rabbi Raichik: 6:40 
  • Mincha: 7:40 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapter 1
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:42 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Naso

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Meir 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 and Tzvi Burston in honor of Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Burston’s 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.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Jonathan Glabman in honor of Rabbi Jonathan Glabman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Dr. Martin Leaderman for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Margalit Leaderman’s father Reb Nissen ben Reb Lebel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Naso

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs.  Meir Finck in honor of their daughter’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman 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 the birthdays of their children Alexander Sender & Sara Gittel. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. Joshua Rosen in honor his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Naso

6:30 pm - At the home of Mrs. Chana Weiss
411 N Martel Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Naso

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Binyomin Kaplan on the engagement of their daughter Mushka to Mendy Drihem.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilach Weiss on the engagement of their daughter Rachel to Yehuda Netkin.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yrachmiel Wolowik on the birth of their grandson (to Zalman and Mushka Korf.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • 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
  • Rabbi Danny Rotenberg - 16 Sivan
  • Mr. Yosef Chazanow - 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

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • 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
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Blauner - 17 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • 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
  • Reb Nissen ben Reb Lebel (Dr. Margalit Leaderman’s father) - 16 Sivan
  • Sara Gittel bas Reb Avrohom (Mr. Dovid Kagan’s mother) - 17 Sivan

Devar Torah - Naso

Sometimes its the Smallest Effort and the most Simple Deed that Makes the Biggest Impact
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This Shabbos, which follows Shavuos, is also the final day of ‘the days of tashlumim, the days of completion’. These days afford an opportunity to make up for korbonos, which should have been brought on Shavuos. Therefore this Shabbos is an appropriate time to see if there is anything to complete in our avodah of Shavuos by asking ourselves what we have taken away from Shavuos in avodas Hashem.

We have a custom to make sure that our children hear the Eseres Hadibros. This is because our children are our guarantors. Our children join us by the reading of the Eseres Hadibros not just to commemorate but relive the receiving of the Torah at Har Sinai in an even stronger way than before.

We take this experience with us into the rest of the year by developing and shaping our children as our guarantors through the chinch, the education that we provide. Chinuch is a joint effort, a partnership between parents and the school. Parents spend a lot of money in an effort to give their children the best chinuch. The most important part of the chinuch parents provide however is our personal involvement with our children. As the Rebbe Rashab said; just like every day we put on Tefillin, so too we should spend a half an hour a day on the chinuch of our children. When we open the Sichos of the Previous Rebbe we read about the tremendous personal involvement of the Rebbe Rashab in the chinuch of the Previous Rebbe. Completing the Yom Tov of Shavuos reminds us of our separate, special, essential and irreplaceable part in the education of our children, our guarantors.

This message is equally true for the professionals, the mechanchim; the educators of our children on a daily basis. This week’s parsha, Naso, accounts for the jobs of the Leviim, their supplies their wagons and all of the details. All of these things were necessary and irreplaceable parts that went into the detailed effort that made it possible to maintain the Mishkon. In order to construct a Miskon, to travel with it in the desert, then to disassemble and reassemble it required an intricate team effort. If one detail would be left out then the entire operation would have to come to a screeching halt! Everyone and every detail were of paramount importance. So too the individual Mishkon of our homes requires a team effort between the father and mother. Together they create from their lives and their family a functioning Mishkon for Hashem. They are edified and effective when they remind themselves that they make an irreplaceable contribution to the family. With their part the entire family goes forward.

There are Sichos from the Previous Rebbe and the Rebbe (from the years 5704-1944 and 5712-1962) that explain how Moshe Rabbenu realized the virtue of the simple Jew and his important contribution to the point that not even one Jew can be left out. The simple and sometimes seemingly insignificant acts of simple people are of the utmost importance and have the greatest impact, an impact that transcends the intellect.  From the Sichos we learn that it’s the actual simple acts of ahavas Yisroel or any mitzvah that makes the difference.

For example, if we go to the kinus in New York, perhaps the most important part of the entire trip is when we take off time from the kinus to climb the four flights of stairs in Oholei Torah to go see our child and spend some time together. When we are personally involved it makes all the difference. So too for educators, the school is not a factory, every child is a world onto him or herself and is special. Educators fulfill their part when they set aside time for each and every student and address their personal and individual needs even in a simple way.

When each one of takes our part and our responsibility with sincerity and then act, then the Mishkon is intact.  Then also the well being of our children, our guarantors are intact, as well as our standards, our family, and our community. It’s not accomplished by doing a job that belongs to someone else but by focusing on the details in front of us that are our job even if they are simple. This is a message that we can take from Shavuos and this week’s parsha, and by living with it complete our service on the final day of tashlumim-completion for the Yom Tov of Shavous.  The Rebbe many times said that we just have to finish the small details; the final touches and then we will merit the revelation of Moshiach. May we merit immediately to the final completion, the completion of galus with the revelation of Moshiach Now.

A Good Shabbos

Nassy Shiva

Mrs. Suzy Nassy is sitting shiva for the passing of her father
Avraham Leib ben Yaakov ob"m Gralnik

She will be sitting shiva with her family at their parents’ residence:
24219 Huber Avenue in Torrance

She will be sitting shiva in LA on
Friday from 12-3 pm and on sunday until 9 pm

Address: 640 N. Poinsettia Place
Phone: 213-399-9866
Email:  Susan.Nassy@yahoo.com

Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.
Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom 

Bd"e - Mr. Avraham Gralnik ob"m

With sadness we announce the passing of
Avraham Leib ben Yaakov ob"m
Father of Mrs. Suzy Nassy

The levaya will be today, Tuesday, Sivan 8/May 26, 4pm
at Mount Olive 7231 E Slauson Ave Commerce, CA 90040

Shiva info will be posed soon

Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.  
Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom 

Announcements - Bamidbar

  • Click here for KYY updates.
  • 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 kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.

Schedule - Bamidbar/Shavuos

In the year 5746, the Rebbe put forth a “Bakasha-Nafshis” (heartfelt request) asking all Jews to participate in unity gatherings on Shabbos-Bamidbar, in preparation for receiving the Torah on Shavuos. 

In light of this call, on this Shabbos day, ALL THREE MINYONIM will be joining together for Chassidus, Shacharis and Farbrengen, we kindly ask everyone in our community to participate, in the spirit of כאיש אחד בלב אחד Like one man with one heart. See Schedule Below.

Let us hope and pray that in merit of the efforts of our community, we will be Zocheh, long before Shavuos, to the coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu. 

Friday, Sivan 4/May 22 
Erev Shabbos

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:34 pm

Shabbos, Sivan 5/May 23 
Shabbos Bamidbor - Shabbos Achdus

  • Joint Shiur Chassidus with Rabbi Mendel Cohen of YOEC: 9:15 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:18 am
  • Joint Shacharis: 10:15 am - Upstairs in Moshe Ganz Hall
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Followed by a Kiddush-Farbrengen downstaris, for men in the Shul, for women in the Kolel.
  • Cheder Menachem & Tzivos Hashem invite ALL JEWISH BOYS to get together for a GRAND SHABBOS RALLY. click here for more info.
  • Mesibos Shabbos for Girls: 4:30 pm in Shul
  • Shiur in Mesaches Sotah by Rabbi Bukiet: 6:15 pm 
  • Shiur in Pirkei Avos by Rabbi Raichik: 6:35 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:35 pm - Pirkei Avos - Perek 6
  • Light Yom Tov Candles from a pre-existing flame after: 8:37 pm (Shel Yom Tov and Shehechiyanu)

Sunday, Sivan 6/May24
First Day Shavuos

  • Alos HaShachar: 4:19 am
  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:17 am
  • Shacharis upstairs: 10:15 am
  • Aseres Hadibros: 11:45 pm
  • KYY and Chaya's Ezras Noshim invites children of ALL AGES to our BAR MITZVAH - 13 FLAVORS Ice Cream Party and Rally on the 1st day of Shavuos!!! The Ice Cream rally will begin after the adult Minyan finishes davening upstairs in Moshe Ganz Hall. 
  • Mincha: 7:35 pm  
  • Light Candles from a pre-existing flame after: 8:37 pm 
  • (Shel Yom Tov and Shehechiyanu)

Monday, Sivan 7/May 25
Second Day Shavuos

  • Shacharis upstairs: 10:15 am
  • Yizkor: 12:00 pm
  • Mincha /Farbrengen: 7:00 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 8:37 pm

For all the laws and customs regarding Shavuos  
please see the Chabad Chodesh

Kiddush Sponsors - Bamidbar

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of their daughter Rivka Naomi’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Levenberg in honor of Rabbi Simcha Levenberg’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi Yosef Nathanson in honor of his 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.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Yitzchok Shagalov for the 10th yahrtzeit of Mrs. Rae Shagalov’s father Reb Dovid Anshil ben Reb Eliyhu ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Eli Vcherashansky in honor of Rabbi Eli Vcherashansky’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilech Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Weiss’s brother Lee ben Reb Yacov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Bamidbar

Shabbos Achdus Shiur & Farbrengen
6:00 pm - At the home of Mrs. Shoshana Plotkin
321 N Detroit St.
Speaker: Mrs. Chana Arnold

Monday, 2nd day of Shavuos, 6 pm
Farbrengen for women at the home of Mrs. Tzirel Frankel
109 S Vista St.

Mazal Tov To - Bamidbar

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yisroel Feiner on the engagement of their daughter Bracha to Meir Cohen.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky on the engagement of their daughter Aidle to Sholom Wilansky.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Milton Goodman - 6 Sivan
  • Nosson Pesach Sroka - 6 Sivan
  • 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
  • Yoisef Yitzchok Halevi Ginsburg - 11 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yosef Nathanson - 11 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shmuel Eiferman - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen - 9 Sivan
  • Rabino & Mrs. Noach Gansburg - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholem Perl - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Noach Vogel - 10 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Dovid Anshil ben Reb Eliyhu (Mrs. Rae Shagalov’s father) - 5 Sivan 
  • Hena bas Reb Yakov (Rabbi Mordechai Berger’s mother) - 5 Sivan
  • Reb Yehoshua ben Reb Moshe Yaakov (Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz’s brother) - 6 Sivan
  • Lee ben Reb Yacov (Mrs. Chana Weiss’s brother) - 7 Sivan
  • 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
  • Bracha Toiba bas Reb Yitzchok (Rabbi Lazer Handlesman’s mother) - 10 Sivan

Devar Torah - Shavous

Shavous
The Betrothal of Hashem and Klal Yisroel
By Rabbi Shimon Raichick

This year Shabbos parshas Bamidbar falls out on Erev Shavuos.  This order of Shabbos falling on Erev Shavous also occurred in 5728-1968. The Rebbe said a maamar that Shabbos and quoted the pesukim from the end of the haftara:

"And I will betroth you to Me forever, and I will betroth you to Me with righteousness and with justice and with loving-kindness and with mercy. And I will betroth you to Me with faith, and you shall know Hashem."

The two pesukim mention betrothal three times. There is a minhag for some to say these pesikim as they wrap the final three rings of the hand tefillin strap around their finger when they put on their tefillin. These pesukim represent the betrothal to Hashem that the entire Jewish People entered into when we received the Torah at Har Sinai. The nesuin, the marriage will be consummated speedily with the coming of Moshiach. What are these three types of betrothal and what do they represent to each one of us in the service of Hashem?

In gemara Kesubos there is a disagreement between Bais Hillel and Bais Shamai about what should be said about a Kallah as they dance in front of her. Hillel says that she should be described as a pleasant and pious Kallah. Shamai says that she should be described just 'as she is' without any embellishing or exaggeration. They asked Hillel what to do if the Kallah is not so pleasant and not so pious. He answered that still, she is, both pleasant and pious...in the eyes of her Chosson. This same idea holds true for every individual Jew. The way we are in our present state without any exaggerations may not be so great or so perfect. Hillel's answer still applies to each one of us. The name Hillel, as the Rebbe explains, is from the same grammatical root as 'to shine or reveal' as in the verse: "B'hilu nero ali roshi- His candle shined upon my head". The lesson from Hillel is that if we look deeper into the heart of each Jew, we will be able to see the internal connection he or she has to Hashem. There is a reflection of the Chosson, Hashem within the neshama of every Jew and therefore this Jew and every Jew is pleasant and pious.

The three different types of betrothal represent three different approaches in avodas Hashem. There is one approach that is 'l'olam-forever'. This is a person who's entire pleasure in life is Hashem. Because he delves into Hashem's greatness, he understands Hashem's ways with great insight. This is  what brings great pleasure in every aspect of his  service of Hashem. This approach is called 'forever' and he arouses a very deep love for Hashem.

The second approach refers to someone who tries his best but a great pleasure and deep appreciation of Hashem does not sink into his mind. He is distracted and his mind is in many places. Nevertheless he  does the right thing, 'tzedek', he give of his time and his money to help others. He works on himself, and does 'mishpat'. He judges his own conduct and sees his state of affairs and then decides how best to deal with his circumstances.  He concludes and successfully goes in the the way of chesed, using his natural love inherited from Avraham Avinu, 'chesed l'Avraham'. If he is unable to arouse his natural love, he nonetheless persists by arousing rachamim, compassion, the attribute of Yaakov Avinu. He realizes how far away he has gone from closeness to Hashem etc., and is moved to tears. He cries out and in his longing he reveals his authentic emotion for Hashem.

For this third individual nothing works. His heart is like a stone. Spiritually and physically, he has nothing to give. He asks why has Hashem placed in this difficult position. He's so down that Hashem isn't even giving him the capacity to give tzedaka. Nevertheless he is a Jew, he has his 'emunah'. He is 'maaminim b'nei maaminim' so he does all the mitzvos any way with emunah without any insight or emotion. For many this is what it's like today. There is no hisbonenus. We do our best and because of acting this way in galus we will be zoche to Moshiach when the whole world will be filled with the knowledge of Hashem.

This is the way the Rebbe looked upon all of us, even the simple Jew who knew nothing. He looked at all of us the same. Each of us in our own way is a pleasant and pious Kallah to Hashem and help reveal it in each individual.

As we make the final preparation for receiving the Torah on Shavous we remember and remind ourselves of the way Rebbe sees every one of us; that we are all Hashem's betrothen. This is revealed on Shavous; Hashem is the Chosson and we together all as one are His Kallah. May we immediately witness the final fulfillment and eternal consummation of the marriage with the full and complete revelation of Moshiach Now.

A Good Shabbos. A Good Yom Tov.

Hilchos Yom Tov


Shabbos Achdus ONE MINYAN!!

In the year 5746, the Rebbe put forth a “Bakasha-Nafshis” (heartfelt request) asking all Jews to participate in unity gatherings on Shabbos-Bamidbar, in preparation for receiving the Torah on Shavuos. 

In light of this call, on this Shabbos day, ALL THREE MINYONIM will be joining together for Chassidus, Shacharis and Farbrengen (Shacharis will be in upstairs), we kindly ask everyone in our community to participate, in the spirit of כאיש אחד בלב אחד Like one man with one heart. See Schedule Below.

Let us hope and pray that in merit of the efforts of our community, we will be Zocheh, long before Shavuos, to the coming of Moshiach Tzidkeinu.

Joint Shiur Chassidus
9:15 am

Joint Shacharis
10:15 am
Upstairs in Moshe Ganz Hall

Followed by a
Joint Kiddush-Farbrengen
  for men in the Shul, for women in the Kolel. 

Chabad Chodesh - Sivan

The New issue of the "Chabad Chodesh"  
is now available online by clicking here

Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Announcements - Behar-Bechukosai

  • Click here for KYY updates.
  • 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 kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • Tehilim: Please say for Michel Chaim Ber ben Risha (Mr. Milton Goodman) who is in need of a refua sheleima.
  • SUNDAY: Call to Anash : We need you to do Mivtzoim at the Israeli festival!!! This Sunday, Iyar 28/May 24, 11 am - 6 pm, in Rancho Park. Proceed to Chabad booth at the park. Men, bring your Tefilin. Ladies, Neshek will be available at the booth. 
  • TUESDAY: Hilchos Yom Tov (for ladies only): Rabbi Raichik will be reviewing the practical Halachos of Yomtov in preparation for Shavuos this Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 at the home of Esther Roth, 136 S Highland Ave. The class will be followed (11:30 - 12:30) by Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz's regular Chassidus class. 

Shabbos Schedule - Behar-Bechukosai

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:29 pm
  • Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:20 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:30 am
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls (in KYY) 4:30 pm
  • Pirei Avos Shiur with Rabbi Raichik: 6:30 
  • Sota Shiur: 6:30 pm
  • Mincha: 7:30 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapter 5 
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:32 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Sivan: Monday, Sivan 29/May 18, 2:11 pm and 5 chalokim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Sivan: Tuesday, May 19.

Sholom Zochor

Mr. Betzalel Fleischman
Invites the community to the Sholom Zochor of his grandson
at the home of the Lezak's - 423 N Fuller Ave

Kiddush Sponsors - Behar-Bechukosai

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy in honor of Mrs. Varda Rav-Noy’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. 
  • The Gaboim of the Shul in honor of Shabbos Chazak. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Leiba Nathanson’s father Reb Mordechai Yomtov ben Reb Shlomo Yom Tov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilach Weiss in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yonah Mordechai Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yonah Mordechai Weiss’s father Reb Yissochor Dov ben Reb Yona ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Behar-Bechukosai

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman in honor of Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • The Gaboim of the Shul in honor of Shabbos Chazak. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ami Meyers in honor of Rabbi Ami Meyers’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Behar-Bechukosai

6:00 pm - At the home of Mrs. Varda Rav-Noy
428 N Martel Ave.
Speaker: Mrs. Doonie Mishulovin

Mazal Tov To - Behar-Bechukosai

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch on the birth of their first great-grandson (to Aryeh Leib & Mushkee Pruss.)
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Buiket on the bar mitzvah of their grandson. 
  • Mr. Betzalel Fleischman on the birth of his grandson (to Yonatan & Rivkah Tanya Ofek.) 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Shusterman and on the engagement of their son Yaakov to Moussia Abend.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Thaler on the birth of their grandson (to Chezky & Dobie Thaler.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Noson Kesselman - 29 Iyar
  • Michel Revere - 1 Sivan
  • Mr. Yisroel Feiner - 1 Sivan
  • Mr. Moshe Susman - 1 Sivan
  • Mr. Yankel Ginsburg - 1 Sivan
  • Moshe Yitzchok Yusevitch - 2 Sivan
  • Mr. Yisroel Koch - 2 Sivan
  • Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman - 3 Sivan
  • Rabbi Ami Meyers  - 3 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilach Weiss - 28 Iyar
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Nachman Kreiman - 3 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Yissochor Dov ben Reb Yona (Rabbi Yonah Mordechai Weiss’s father) - 27 Iyar
  • Reb Mordechai Yomtov ben Reb Shlomo Yom Tov (Mrs. Chana Leiba Nathanson’s father) - 4 Sivan

Devar Torah - Behar-Bechukosai

Its Time for Each of Us to Set a Goal;
to Aim for the Highest Hope, Shabbos l’Hashem!
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This week is parshas Behar-Bechokosai. The parsha begins with the mitzvos of Sh’mita. Eretz Yisroel, with all its fields and its land, is the only place where these mitzvos can be fulfilled. For those of us who do not live within the land do not have to the opportunity to fulfill these mitzvos. Today we have become a society of information and services, most of us do not have any direct involvement with agriculture or farming. What do these laws teach us today? The lesson that the mitzvos of Sh’mita teach each of us today is a lesson in having and revealing emunah in Hashem in every aspect of our lives.

The Torah teaches us that for six years we work, and on the seventh year we rest and leave the fields fallow. If we don’t work the land for an entire year the natural question is; then what will we do for food? Even the Torah itself raises this question! The answer is that we must have emunah and bitachon in Hashem, that observing the mitzvah will not cause us to come up short, that in the end we will have all the we need.

The parsha of Sh’mita begins with the following: And Hashem spoke to Moshe on Har Sinai saying; Speak to Bnei Yisroel and you shall say to them; When you come to the land that I am giving you, the land shall rest a Shabbos to Hashem. Wait a minute! Don’t we first need to work the land for six years first and then take a year of Sh’mita? Why does the Torah mention Sh’mita first? The Alter Rebbe in Likutei Torah explains that before we begin, before we place the first shovel into the ground, on the first year, we must be aware that the Sh’mita is coming at the end of six years. Why? How will this help us? Knowing this in advance gives us the goal we need; and that goal is that everything that will occur between now and Sh’mita is “Shabbos for Hashem”. This clarifies our aim in life. This goal is why I am here in this world. This is the future the purpose and the destiny of this world. It is also a personal calling to fulfill our unique part in this overall plan and thereby and our purpose for which we were born.

This is also the theme of getting married and building a Jewish home, a bayis ne’eman b’Yisroel. We begin our lives together by renting an apartment or buying a home. We buy new clothes, furniture and housewares. Before we check out the real estate market and before make our first purchase, we declare our entire undertaking as; “Shabbos for Hashem”. Our entire undertaking; at the beginning and end and at every point in the middle is the knowledge that our marriage and our home should be a Shabbos home where the kedusha of Shabbos is felt. All week long we have this in mind and this is what the six days of work are all leading to; to have Shabbos.

We also feel this way about having children. With all the diapers, feeding, care and education that go into raising a child, not to mention pregnancy and birth (!), we never loose sight of the most important thing. From the very first moment that a child comes into this world, at the very beginning, we know and declare that this child has a neshama. This is a Jewish child that belongs to Mamleches Kohanim the Jewish people and has an important purpose to fulfill. We are prepared to do all that we can to reach that goal, so that this child will reach his or her full potential. When we do not start with this knowledge then we only see externally,then we don’t see the difference between this baby and any other child. If we begin with this knowledge than we see internally and we know it’s this is a special and unique neshama housed in in a Jewish body that belongs to the Jewish people.

We begin to honor the Shabbos by lighting the Shabbos candles. When Shabbos ends we usher it out with light of the candles of Havdala. Havdala means to separate, to separate between Shabbos and the weekdays and to separate between Yisroel and the nations. The candles of Havdala carry with them guidance, urging each one of us to shine the kedusha of Shabbos into the coming weekdays. We are able and we are urged by the candles of Havdala to go forth into the world in the coming six days of the week and shine that which makes us different, that we are Yisroel, servants of Hashem, and this is apparent in everything that we do.  We are not here just for our personal benefit. This affects us on every day of the coming week; be it a Sunday a Wednesday or a Thursday.

To accomplish this we have the emunah and bitachon that Hashem will help in all aspects. Our dedication to mitzvos and making this world a dwelling place for Hashem will not bring a shortfall. This weeks parsha teaches us: “(Know that) I will command My blessing for you…(the land) will yield it’s produce”, “ You shall preform My statutes… you will live on the land securely”. We daven, give tzedaka, think and say out loud, that Hashem will surely help! With this we serve Hashem in our in all the details. All of them are important to fulfill Hashem’s purpose for this world.

The details of the laws of Sh’mita were received at Har Sinai by the giving of the Torah (Toras Kohanim, Rashi). As we prepare for Shavuos we are reminded that the spiritual harvest of a Shabbat or Sh’mitah can be achieved only after a “work-week” of dealing with the material world and developing its resources. But it must be preceded and predicated upon “Shabbos l’Hashem”. This is what occupies the front of our awareness and pervades our every deed. This is also what the Rebbe wanted for each one of us to focus on by learning Inyanei Geula u’Moshiach. Together with a vision and goal of the Geula Shleima we serve Hashem in all that we do with the intention of permeating all of it with a perspective of Moshiach. This is what finally allows us to arrive at the ultimate Shabbos l’Hashem the Geula H’amitis v’haShleima Now!

A Good Shabbos

Devar Torah - Emor

Saying It Like It Truly Is
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik 

This week is parshas Emor. The Rebbe explains that the word ‘emor – to speak’, has a message in and of itself aside from the specifics that follow it. The word emor, the name and theme of this week’s parsha, remind us that each and every one of us possesses a special power and ability to speak that we are obligated to use. What is this ability and how are we supposed to speak?

There is an old saying; “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will…” The world ends this saying with, “will never hurt me”, but the truth is that we know that words can and often do harm in ways that neither sticks nor stones can. Hurtful words can penetrate into one’s inner psyche and destroy. If this is true in the negative it is even more so in the positive. One good, edifying and sincere word of encouragement can build an entire person’s being for an entire lifetime.

What we say to others depends on our perspective. Lag B’Omer, the day Rabbi Akiva’s students stopped passing away teaches an important lesson in ahavas Yisroel and the importance of maintaining a positive outlook towards others. If we see negativity in others, before we say anything, we need to start over and revamp our point of view. To get there we need to look beyond the physical and focus on the neshama (As discussed in the Tanya chapter 32 at length).Everyone has something special. We need trained eyes, eyes that see our fellow Jew’s neshama. Then we will always be able to see his or her unique qualities and contributions.

There was someone who wrote about himself to the Rebbe. He wrote that he wasn’t on the level to accomplish much. The Rebbe wrote back that just like we are forbidden to speak lashon hara about others, so too about ourselves. He told him that Hashem gave him a neshama and placed him in a specific environment. He told him that Hashem gave him the strength to accomplish. This is what we need to say to others and this is what we need to tell ourselves.

In a sicha (Sefer HaSichos 5704 pages 4-5) the Previous Rebbe said that the once the Baal Shem Tov overheard how one Jew told another: “Hashem will surely help”. Later when the Baal Shem Tov met with the Chevraya Kaddisha he spoke loftily of having overheard this conversation and then said: “When this simple Jew said that Hashem will surely help his words saved thousands and tens of thousands from decrees”.

Later in the same sicha he said: “The Rebbe Maharash once told my father that the world assumes that taking a pidyon nefesh is a difficult matter and is only within the ability of a Rebbe. The truth is that every Jew is capable as well and he does it by saying something complimentary about another Jew. It requires however that his words be said with truth. Hundreds of Malachim wait on Rosh Hashana night to hear one Jew say a compliment about another Jew. They wait because they know that Hashem desires the praises of Yisroel. Even the prayers of Tzaddikim are not as desirous as the praise one Jew says about another”.

In another sicha (Sefer HaSichos 5703 pages 123 and 128) the Previous Rebbe speaks about how hearing is different for each person. “Depending on the limitations in the structure of the ear, one person is limited in his ability to hear while another has a better ear and therefore hears better. It all depends on the vessel, the ear, not the nefesh, the soul’s power”. He then said; “The Baal Shem Tov hears. Everyone needs to know that when the Baal Shem Tov’s name is mentioned, the Baal Shem Tov hears. His hearing is very refined. After 183 years (5703 it was 183 years. This year, 5755 it has been 255 years) of being in a continuous state of clarifications and elevations, going from strength to strength, it is understood that the Baal Shem Tov hears us where he is when we mention his name”.

Once someone spoke ill of a secular leader in Israel in front of the Rebbe. Because there were problems with this leader’s policies that were adversely effecting world Jewry this person was upset. The Rebbe asked him where he got his expressions. “Did you ever hear such words from the Previous Rebbe?” the Rebbe asked. Even though the person who spoke about this leader wasn’t speaking for personal reasons, it was a communal matter, nevertheless the Rebbe insisted on speaking positively about others. Issues are just that, issues, but we never speak ill of another even when we agree that he is acting incorrectly. The Rebbe once commented that when he speaks about vital problems that affect the public, he only speaks about shitos-ideologies, never about individuals. The Rebbe was in close contact with and even relatives of people about whom he spoke out against their activities and ideologies. It is clear that it was never personal.

By seeing passed the physical of our fellow Jew and seeing the endless and unique potential that truly is found within his or her neshama may we speak frequent and only positive words of praise. Through this may we merit to see the effect those words have both in the physical and on high. May we merit going all as one, with our children and our elders, with our sons and daughters, together to greet Moshiach “b’rov shira v’zimra.

A Good Shabbos

Announcements - Emor

  • Click here for KYY updates. A BIG יישר כוח TO RABBI DUCHMAN AND FAMILY FOR ALL HIS HARD WORK ON LAG BA'OMER AND YEAR ROUND FOR 'UNZERE KINDER'.
  • 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 kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!!
  • Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  
  • Summer camp for Boys and Girls Ages 3-5. Wednesday, July 22- Wednesday, August 12. Click here for more info.
  • Tehilim: Please say for Michel Chaim Ber ben Risha (Mr. Milton Goodman) who is in need of a refua sheleima.

Shabbos Schedule - Emor

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:24
  • Chassidus, Starbucks and babysitting: 8:40-9:30 sharp @ 118 S Orange Dr. 
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:23 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Mesibas Shabbos For Girls: 4:30 pm
  • Pirkei Avos Shiur with Rabbi Raichik: 6:25 
  • Sota Shiur: 6:25 pm
  • Mincha: 7:25 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapter 4
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:27 pm

Sholom Zochor

Rabbi Mendel & Fruma Ita Schapiro
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 829 N Detroit St.

Kiddush Sponsors - Emor

  • Mr. & Mrs. Fischel Grossman for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Neshe Grossman’s mother Chana bas Reb Avrohom ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Reuven Nathanson’s father Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Yaakov Shmuel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Schneerson in honor of Mrs. Yehudit Schneerson’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Emor

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yirmiyahu Andrusier in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ari Kaufman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Raichik in honor of Rabbi Levi Raichik’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zaghi in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Emor

6:00 pm - At the home of Mrs. Yehudit Schneerson
364 N Fuller Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz

Mazal Tov To - Emor

  • Mr. & Mrs. Efraim Lezak on the bar mitzvah of their son.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avrohom Plotkin on the bar mitzvah of their grandson. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Schapiro on the birth of their son. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Menachem Moshe Cherman - 20 Iyar
  • Mendel Schochet - 21 Iyar
  • Elimelech Moshe Allison - 21 Iyar
  • Zusha Lerman - 22 Iyar
  • Rabbi Yoel Edelson - 22 Iyar
  • Avrohom Leaderman - 23 Iyar
  • Rabbi Levi Raichik - 25 Iyar

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Yaakov Shmuel (Rabbi Reuven Nathanson’s father) - 22 Iyar
  • Harav Mordechai ben Reb Eliyahu (Rabbi Gershon Schusterman’s father) - 22 Iyar
  • Chana bas Reb Avrohom (Mrs. Neshe Grossman’s mother) - 25 Iyar

Spalter Shiva Info - UPDATED TIMES

The Spalter Family
is sitting Shiva until Monday morning for their daughter
Chaya Mushka ob"m
bas יבלחט"א Reb Menachem Mendel & Hadasa Sheina

Times:

  • Friday: Shachris-9:20 am. Mincha-2 pm. 
    Shiva vistis: 11 am to 2 pm.
  • Motzei Shabbos: Shiva vistis: 8:30 to 11 pm.
  • Sunday: Shachris-9:20 am. Mincha/Maarive-7:20 pm. 
    Shiva vistis: 10:30 am to 12 pm. 2 to 5:30 pm & 7:20 to 10 pm.
  • Monday: Shachris 9:20 am.

Due to the uniqueness of the situation and the needs of the little children, we are asking that Shiva times are kept strictly.

Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.
Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehe besochom! 

'Bar Mitzvah' In Honor of Chaya

 
Chaya was the life of every Kol Yakov Yehuda Ezras Noshim event!

 Dear Members of Anash, 

After a year of planning and with gratitude to Hashem, our big Simcha is finally here. Tomorrow, Wednesday night is the Bar Mitzvah of Kol Yakov Yehuda.

In light of this week, the evening will be as poignant as it is celebratory.

The Bar Mitzvah of Kol Yakov Yehuda is more than anything else a celebration of the life of each and every Diamond that attends the minyan for the "Rebbe's Diamond Daveners" on a weekly, monthly and annual basis.

As mentioned this is a celebration of life. The pain is still raw and the wound is still fresh, but to paraphrase from Sunday night in the words of  Rabbi Ezra SchochetRosh  Yeshiva YOEC and Chaya's Zaidy,  the way to move forward is by trying to emulate a Middah of  Chaya Mushka bas Reb Menachem Mendel V'Haddasah Sheina.

Chaya's simcha was certainly unbounding and contagious.
It is in this simcha that she will be immortalized. 

She was the life of every Kol Yakov Yehuda Ezras Noshim event, be it Shabbos davening or otherwise, and for this reason we will celebrate and come together to commemorate at the Bar Mitzvah of Kol Yakov Yehuda.

We are excited that more than 150 of our "Diamonds" have signed up; we hope to give them a truly memorable evening.

May we continue to share many more Bar Mitzvah's and simchas for years to come.

Yours,

Rabbi Mendel Duchman
KYY - The Shul for the Kids, by the Kids

If you have't participated with a Hishtadfus in our Simcha, 
please do!!
 http://www.gofundme.com/kyysbarmitzvah

Tehilim Request

Please say Tehilim for Moshe hillel ben masha gittel,
a two year old boy is having a kidney transplant Wednesday morning NY time.
Tizku limitzvois

Panim for Lag B'omer

Dear Friend

Greetings and Blessings:

I will iy"h be traveling to the Ohel for Lag B'omer. If you would like to send a pan with me, please give it to me or put it in my mailbox by Wednesday morning 9 am. Your panim will not be read.

Wishing you and your family a good and healthy summer!
Besuros Tovos
Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Bd"e - Chaya Mushka Shpalter

With sadness we announce the passing of

Chaya Mushka o.h.

Daughter of Rabbi Mendel and Hadassa Spalter

Funeral TONIGHT, Sunday at 8:45

at Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad

7215 Waring Avenue

Tehilm gathering for men

TONIGHT!!!

AT 7 PM 

Tehilm gathering for men in shul

For the refuah sheleimoh of:
Chaya Mushka bas Hadasa Sheina,
Yosef Yitzchok ben Brocho
Menucha Rochel bas Gila Elka
and all others who need a refuah.

Girls Rally Today!!!!

Girls Rally Today!!!

Chaya Spalter - Refuah Shleima.jpg

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