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Shul Bulletin

Schedule - 1st Days of Sukkos

Sunday, 14 Tishrei/September 27
Erev Sukkos

  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 6:24 pm

Monday, 15 Tishrei/September 28
First Day Sukkos 

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:44 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
    KIddush after davening (Men in sukka, Women in Kolel) in honor of Moshe Rav-Noy's Bar Mitzvah.)
  • Minchah: 6:25 pm
  • Light Yom Tov candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:27 pm

Tuesday, 16 Tishrei/September 29
Second Day Sukkos

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:44 am 
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Minchah: 6:25 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 7:27 pm
  • Correction: The 6:30 minyan will start at 6:15 every morning during Chol Hamoed

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh 

Announcements - Ha’azinu

  • Click Here for KYY Update.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • 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!!!
  • Click here for parking info. The city has relaxed some of its rules due to the yomim tovim. 
  • Project Tikvah 12 week course in the Pico/Robertson Area, beginning Tuesday, Tishrei 30/Oct 14, 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Click here for more info. 
  • Bikur Cholim: Mr‎. Zev Oster is now at the Hancock Park Rehabilitation - 505 N La Brea Ave, and is in need of daily visitors to give him chizuk as well as help putting on Teffilin.  
  • Young Chevra of Southern California are proud to present the Grand Community Simchas Beis Hashoaiva, Wednesday, 17 Tishrei/Sep 30. Click here for more info.
  • Congregation Levi Yitzchok invites the entire community to a grand Simchas Bais Hashoaiva - Thursday, 18 Tishrei/October 1. More details to follow.
  • Thank you to Yechiel Heller, Betzalel Fleischman and Meilech Weiss for the help in putting up the sukkah for the shul.
  • Preparations for our world famous Congregation Levi Yitzchak Hakafos is in full swing. As usual, the shul counts on YOU!! Please click here now to remind us what you are bringing. 

Shabbos & Yom Tov Schedule

Friday, 12 Tishrei/September 25
Erev Shabbos Parshas Ha'azinu

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:27

Shabbos, 13 Tishrei/September 26
Shabbos Parshas Ha'azinu

  • 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: 9:43 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • NO Kol Yakov Yehuda this Shabbos :(
  • Shiur in the Halachos of Tishrei with Rabbi Raichik: 5:25 
  • Mincha: 6:25 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:30 pm

Sunday, 14 Tishrei/September 27
Erev Sukkos

  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 6:24 pm

Monday, 15 Tishrei/September 28
First Day Sukkos 

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:44 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Minchah: 6:25 pm
  • Light Yom Tov candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:27 pm

Tuesday, 16 Tishrei/September 29
Second Day Sukkos

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:44 am 
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Minchah: 6:25 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 7:27 pm
  • Note: The 6:30 minyan will start at 6:15 every morning during Chol Hamoed

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh 

Kiddush Sponsors - Ha’azinu

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Glick for the Bar-Mitzvah of their son Ari. May he give them much nachas and may he grow up to be a true chossid yirei shomaim and lamdan.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilech for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Weiss’s mother Sara Leah bas Reb Yacov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Ha’azinu

  • Mr. & Mrs. Eli Goldman in honor of Mr. Eli Goldman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Ha’azinu

5:30 pm - At the home of Mrs. Varda Rav-Noy
428 N Martel Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz

Mazal Tov To - Ha’azinu

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Shmuel Freeman - 13 Tishrei
  • Rabbi Alon Asefovitz - 13 Tishrei
  • Moishy Rav~Noy - 15 Tishrei
  • Mr. Eli Goldman - 15 Tishrei
  • Yona Simcha Cherman - 16 Tishrei
  • Aryeh Tzvi Schneerson - 18 Tishrei
  • Mr. Yossi Wachtel - 18 Tishrei
  • Meir Shlomo Thaler - 18 Tishrei

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Chana Faiga bas Reb Moshe (Mrs. Ariella Bastomski’s mother) - 13 Tishrei
  • Sara Leah bas Reb Yacov (Mrs. Chana Weiss’s mother) - 15 Tishrei
  • Reb Ephraim Pinchas ben Reb Yona Halevi (Mrs. Nettie Lerner’s father) - 16 Tishrei

Tennenbaum Bris

The Tennenbaum Bris 
Will iy"h take place on Yom Kippur 
4:15 pm at 356 N Fuller Ave.
They are also being mishtatef in the break-fast at Shul after the fast

Mazal Tov

Kapparos special

In memory of Reb Berel Weiss ob"m.
Tuesday, Erev Yom Kippur
from 7:30-8:30 am at Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Yard
chickens will be sold at the very affordable price of $10/chicken.
Regular prices apply before and after the hour.

For more information, or if you are interested in ordering private kaporos please call 323-936-4965. 

Letter From Rabbi Raichik

Or Le'Erev Yom Kippur 5776
September 21 2015

There is a custom to write a Pidyon Nefesh, a "Pan" to the Rebbe before Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as well as other times throughout the year (Yud Shevat, birthdays etc.). Before traveling I recall my father A'H calling the Rebbe's office to ask the secretaries to write in for hatzlacha and a safe trip. Once before we left New York I remember my father kissing the mezuzah on the Rebbe's door when we were standing in Gan Eden Hatachton. Why do we do this? Doesn't everyone already have a direct connection with Hashem?

There is a Gemara that says that a sick person should go to the Chacham of his town and request that he be meorer rachamim, arouse compassion on high on his behalf. Why do we ask the Chacham and not just ask your own family? The answer is that Klal Yisroel is like one big body. Although you need to daven yourself, when you need someone to speak on your behalf, it's best to choose the head, the Rebbe (an acronym for Rosh Bnei Yisroel, the Head of the Jewish People). This is the reason we write a Pan  before Rosh Hashana to ask the Rebbe for help with our davening.

While I was by the Ohel before Rosh Hashana I saw young bachurim (who never saw the Rebbe) preparing their Pan with seriousness and devotion. They have a living connection to the Rebbe that is beyond time and space. The way they prepared was similar to me to the way we saw by chassidim of the past. People of all ages, both young and old wait for hours to spend a few minutes at the Ohel. They feel a connection, they  aren't doing it from wrote because if it were just from wrote it wouldn't perpetuate they way it does.

When we realize our connection to the Rebbe, when it's time to write we don't use electronics. It's personal, we do it ourselves. We get into the right frame of mind by first going to the mikveh, learning and saying some Tehillim.  Once we're in the right state of mind we approach writing the Rebbe personally, telling the Rebbe our true thoughts, feelings, aspirations and requests. It's not the same to text the Ohel etc.

The Rebbe Rashab once said that it's hard for him to read a letter when the first draft of the letter was written by a person who didn't go to the mikveh. Even though the final draft was written after going to the mikveh, the first draft which was the true expression was not written in a way a Chosid addresses a Rebbe. The Rebbe felt this, so it made it hard to read even the final draft written later. To connect this way with the Rebbe is not possible through electronics. A handwriting expert cannot interpret an email.

Rav Yehosua Isaac Baruch lived Kovno. Later on he became the Mashpia in Vilna for the bachurim who escaped Poland. Once there the Previous Rebbe appointed him as a Mashpia of the Yeshiva in Vilna. When he would write a letter to the Rebbe he would first write his thoughts, cross out some of them and then rewrite them. In the end however he sent the entire letter with all the cross outs and rewrites into the Rebbe. Some people noticed this and told him that it's not nice to send the Rebbe a messy paper. He answered that the Rebbe needs to see what I thought and then my rethink because that way I show myself to the Rebbe and then the Rebbe can give me guidance. So too today; we need to express ourselves to the Rebbe not by just  by writing down our names but by sharing our worries and our concerns, our physical and spiritual needs and how our children are doing.  We share what we have accomplished with mivtzoyim, the tekanos of the Rebbeim and what we are accomplishing in learning.


Rabbi Klein once told a story about a child who sent a picture too the Rebbe. Later he saw how the Rebbe was analyzing the picture to see what the child was trying to say. My brother in law Rav Avraham Shlomo Ganzburg was once in Yechidus Klalis with his wife and a young child. To keep his child calm while each one wrote their Panhe he gave him a paper to write on as well on which he drew a picture. On their way out the parents handed the Rebbe their Pans. The Rebbe stopped them and asked for the child's picture too.

May we all have a Chasima v'Gmar Chasima Tovah.
May we all be zoche to Hakhel together with the Rebbe
in the 3rd beis hamikdosh. NOW!!!
Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Yom Kippur Schedule

Tuesday, 9 Tishrei/September 22
Erev Yom Kippur 
  • Minchah: 3:30 pm   
  • The Shul upstairs will be open mincha time, so you can bring up whatever you will need for Yom Kippur.
  • Light Candles: 6:31 pm

Wednesday, 10 Tishrei/September 23
Yom Kippur   

  • Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Children’s program downstairs in shul at 10:30 am
  • Yizkor: 12:15 pm
  • Mincha: 5:00 pm 
  • Fast Ends: 7:34 pm

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Bd"e: Reb Gershon Shif

Mrs. Chana Mishulovin
is sitting shiva until Yom Kippur on the passing of her father
Reb Gershon Dovber ben Reb Yosef Chaim Shif ob"m

Address: 711 N Fuller Ave
Phone(323) 653-3334 
Email: mishla10@gmail.com

Times:
 Sunday & Monday: 10 am to 10 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 1 pm

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

Esrogim

Rabbi Yossi Schneerson is selling esrogim
TONIGHT (motzei shabbos) until 12 am.
on Sun, Mon & Thur: from 8 to 10 pm.

SUNDAY at MOSH GANZ, WORLDWIDE HAKHEL

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Announcements - Vayeilech

  • Click Here for KYY Update.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • 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!!!
  • Click here for information regarding this years membership and high holiday seats.
  • Click here for parking info. The city has relaxed some of its rules due to the yomim tovim. 
  • Project Tikvah 12 week course in the Pico/Robertson Area, beginning Tuesday, Tishrei 30/Oct 14, 6:30 - 9:00 pm. Click here for more info. 
  • Kapparos special - in memory of Reb Berel Weiss ob"m. Tuesday, Erev Yom Kippur from 7:30-8:30 am at Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Yard chickens will be sold at the very affordable price of $10/chicken. For more information, or if you are interested in ordering private kaporos please call 323-936-4965. 
  • Bikur Cholim: Mr‎. Zev Oster is now at the Hancock Park Rehabilitation - 505 N La Brea Ave, and is in need of daily visitors to give him chizuk as well as help putting on Teffilin.  
  • Esrogim: Rabbi Yossi Schneerson will begin selling esrogim THIS motzei shabbos about 9 pm in shul. 

*****SUNDAY*****
Worldwide Interactive Hakhel Gathering
9:45 am at Moshe Ganz Hall. Click here for more info. 

Shabbos Schedule - Vayeilech

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:37
  • 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: 9:42 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Shiur in the Halachos of Tishrei with Rabbi Raichik: 5:35 
  • Mincha: 6:35 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:40 pm

Tuesday, 9 Tishrei/September 22
Erev Yom Kippur 

  • Minchah: 3:30 pm   
  • The Shul upstairs will be open mincha time, so you can bring up whatever you will need for Yom Kippur.
  • Light Candles: 6:31 pm

Wednesday, 10 Tishrei/September 23
Yom Kippur   

  • Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Children’s program downstairs in shul at 10:30 am
  • Yizkor: 12:15 pm
  • Mincha: 5:00 pm 
  • Fast Ends: 7:34 pm

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

TWO Sholom Zochor's

Leibel & Chaya Rochel Lipsker 
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor 
at 512 N Stanley Ave.

Yitzchok & Chaya Tennenbaum 
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor 
at 314 N Alta Vista Blvd. 

Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeilech

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy in honor of Mrs. Racheli Muchnik’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Anonymous in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • The Bastomski Family for the yahrtzeit of their grandmother Bunia Bas Reb Yisroel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Dr. & Mrs. Alan Dauer for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Alan Dauer's father Reb Moshe ben Reb Tzvi Hirsh ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shaya Eichenblatt for the upcoming Bar-Mitzvah in Eretz Yisroel of their son Avraham Moshe. May he give them much nachas and may he grow up to be a true chossid yirei shomaim and lamdan.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avrohom Aaron Grunfeld in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ariel Haratz for the shloshim of Mr. Ariel Haratz’s father Eliezer ben Yosef ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Dr. Martin Leaderman in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dov Muchnik in honor of Mrs. Racheli Muchnik’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Novack in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Rebbitzen Shimon Raichik in honor of vov tishrei - the yahrtzeit of Rebbitzen Chana ob”m.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Michy Rav-Noy in honor Sundays Friendship Circle Walk. May it be with much success and may they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalmen Roth in honor of the wonderful news that Robert Manning is able to go to Eretz Yisroel. 

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeilech

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Hoch in honor of their son Chaim Eliyahu’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Vayeilech

5:15 pm - At Maayan Yisroel
140 N La Brea Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Reuven Wolf 

Mazal Tov To - Vayeilech

  • Mrs. Miriam Labkowsky on the on the engagement of her son Zalmy to Etty Bigun. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Leibel Lipsker on the birth of their son.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Perl on the birth of TWO grandsons (to Yossi & Dini Engel AND to Leibel & Chaya Rochel Lipsker.) 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Hertzie Richler on the engagement of their son Shmar to Chava Namdar. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yitzchok Tennenbaum on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Duchman.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Chaim Eliyahu Hoch - 7 Tishrei
  • Shneur Lerman - 9 Tishrei
  • Shmuel Chaim Plotke - 10 Tishrei
  • Mr. Ari Brown - 10 Tishrei
  • Yosef Yitzchok Habibian - 12 Tishrei

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Beryl Leib ben Reb Tzvi Hersh Halevi (Mrs. Sarah Goldstein’s father) - 7 Tishrei
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Tzvi Hirsh (Dr. Alan Dauer’s father) - 7 Tishrei 
  • Chaya Sara Rochel bas Reb Chaim Yosef Shlomo (Mrs. Ruchama Thaler’s mother) - 7 Tishrei
  • Reb Shmuel Meir ben Reb Yisroel Dovid (Rabbi Velvel Tsikman’s father) - 11 Tishrei

Devar Torah - Vayeilech

Davidson Bris

The Davidson Bris 
Will iy"h take place TODAY - Wednesday, 3 Tishrei/Sep 16 
at Congregation Levi Yitzchok - 356 N La Brea Ave.
Mincha - 6 pm, followed by the Bris

Mazal Tov

Announcements - Nitzavim

  • Click Here for KYY Update.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • 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!!!
  • Click here for information regarding this years membership and high holiday seats.
  • Click here for parking info. The city has relaxed some of its rules due to the yomim tovim. 
  • Project Tikvah 12 week course in the Pico/Robertson Area, beginning Tuesday, Tishrei 30/Oct 14, 6:30 - 9:00 pm.  Project Tikvah is a division of the Aleph Institute taht helps adolescents and young adults struggling with addiction and mental illness and at risk of incarceration, with timely intervention and advocacy. This course will help offer support, education and solutions to families struggling with a loved one with mental illness and addictions. Click here for more info. 
  • SAVE THE DATE: Worldwide Interactive Hakhel Gathering, Sunday  Tishrei/Sep 20, 10 am. Click here for more info. 

Shabbos & Rosh Hashanah Schedule

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Friday, Elul 27/September 11

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:47 pm

Shabbos, Elul 28/September 12
Shabbos Parshas Nitzavim

  • Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:41 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:30 am
  • Hilchos Yom Tov Shiur with Rabbi Raichik: 5:45 pm
  • Mincha: 6:45 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapters 5-6
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:50 pm

Sunday, Elul 29/September 13
Erev Rosh Hashanah

  • Slichos: 6:30, 7, 8 & 8:30 am
  • Each Selichos Minyan followed by Shachris, Annulment of Vows & Pruzbul
  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 6:44 pm

Monday, Tishrei 1/September 14
First Day Rosh Hashanah

  • Shacharis: 9:00 am
  • Children’s program downstairs in shul at 9:30 am  
  • Please leave all strollers downstairs
  • Tekias Shofar: 11:30 am
  • Tehillim: 5:00 pm
  • Minchah/Tashlich: 6:15 pm
  • Light Yom Tov candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:46 pm

Tuesday, Tishrei 2/September 15
Second Day Rosh Hashanah

  • Shacharis: 9:00 am
  • Children’s program downstairs in shul at 9:30 am  
  • Please leave all strollers downstairs
  • Tekias Shofar: 11:30 am
  • Tehillim: 5:00 pm
  • Minchah/Farbrengen: 6:30 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 7:46 pm

Wednesday, Tishrei 3/September 16
Tzom Gedaliah 

  • Fast Begins: 5:22 am
  • First Mnyan Shacharis: 6:15 am
  • Minchah: 6:15 pm
  • Fast Ends: 7:32 pm

Sholom Zochor

Zechariah & Yehudis Davidson
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 418 N Poinsettia Pl.

Kiddush Sponsors - Nitzavim

  • Mr. & Mrs. Milton Goodman 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.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Nitzavim

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

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Nitzavim

5:40 pm - At Maayon Yisroel
140 N La Brea Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Reuven Wolf

Mazal Tov To - Nitzavim

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yisroel Bastomsky on the birth of their grandson. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zechariah Davidson, on the birth of their son.
  • Rabbi & Dr. Nachum Pinson on the marriage of their granddaughter.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon On the birth of their great-granddaughter.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Ezra Sarue - 28 Elul
  • Chaim Morris - 28 Elul
  • Rabbi Yecheskel Raeburn - 29 Elul
  • Menachem Cohen - 29 Elul
  • Mendel Arnold - 29 Elul
  • Mr. Yonason Allison - 2 Tishrei
  • Mr. Yerachmiel Altman - 2 Tishrei
  • Yosef Yitzchok Wolowik - 4 Tishrei

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Sholom Dovid ben Reb Yoisef (Rabbi Nachman Kreiman’s father) - 28 Elul
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Menachem Mendel Hilel (Mr. Mendel-Hilel Ganzburg’s father) - 2 Tishrei

Devar Torah - Nitzavim

Getting Ready to Coronate Hashem as King  
and be Written and Sealed for a Good Sweet Year!
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Every year before Rosh Hashana there is a custom to write a letter called a “Pan” (an acronym for the words Pidyon Nefesh) to the Rebbe. We write our name and our mother’s name and we ask the Rebbe to awaken mercy for us on high. This is similar to the custom found in Shulchan Aruch to go to kivrei Tzaddikim to ask for their assistance before Rosh Hashana.

The first time I wrote a Pan to the Rebbe was when I was 13 ½ years old. I sat with my father upstairs in the small shul in 770. I wasn’t exactly sure what to do so my father helped me start writing the Pan. He had me write three things to ask the Rebbe for help in accomplishing. 1. To be mekabel, to accept the yoke of Hashem’s Kingship. 2. To become aroused with a true spirit of teshuvah. 3. To have a kesiva v’chasima tova l’shana tovah u’meshuka. That was it, just those requests and nothing more, other than to sign my name.

Later on when I started learning chassidus I realized that these three requests encompass the entire Rosh Hashana.

The entire davening in the machzor has one theme with a clear focus; the coronation of Hashem as King over the entire world in general and us in particular. The theme of receiving Hashem as King is the purpose of the pasukim of Malchios, Zichronos and Shofros.

The goal is to be able to be a servant of Hashem and be ready to do whatever He needs. It doesn’t just mean to do one thing here and another there rather to fully accept the responsibility of the yoke of His kingship in everything we do, 24/7 with great simcha. This is reflected in the all the Tefillos of Rosh Hashana.

In order to get into this avodah of accepting Hashem’s Kingship properly we need to first do teshuva. In order to awaken our neshama to do teshuva, to desire to be truly close to Hashem and to feel Elokus, we need the avodah of the Shofar. This is the crying out of the neshama, calling Father Father!, I am returning to You. I want to be close to You, You are our King.

Then we ask for the good outcome that we can see, that we should be written and sealed in the physical as well as the spiritual for a shana tovah u’mesukah. We pray not only that Hashem should bless us with our physical needs but that it should be sweet as well. What does this mean? Everything that comes from Hashem is already good; no evil comes from above. What a sweet year means is that we should experience that good, that it should also be good and sweet from our perspective as well. I later realized that these three lines that my father taught me in writing thePan encompass the entire avodah and the tefillos of Rosh Hashana.

In the Avinu Malkeinu prayer that we sing on Rosh Hashana we tell Hashem that He is our one and only King. We pray to accept Hashem’s Kingship with the full and complete revelation of Moshiach when Hashem will be accepted as King by everyone over the entire world.

A Good Shabbos. A Kesiva vChasima Tova L’Shana Tova uMesuka

LAST REMINDER!! Yom Tov Seats Deadline!!

There are only a few days left until Rosh Hashana. 
If you haven’t filled out our online form 
please go to www.chabadofla.com/seats ASAP 
to let us know how many seats you need. 
Please make sure to specify how many seats you need in each section.

Seats are $300/members and $500/non-members for each family. 
If you haven’t done so, please go to www.chabadofla.com/donate to pay for your seats. 
No one will be turned away for lack of funds!

Seats are being assigned TONIGHT!!!,
and we don't want anyone to miss out

If you have any questions, please contact the gabboim,
Levi Raichik, David Kaufman or Leib Lerner.

All those who pledged money to help families in need for tishrei. Please pay up the pledge asap online by clicking here or by bringing a check to shul.

Thank you!

Chabad Chodesh - Tishrei

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

Slichos - Farbrengen

Farbrengen for men in shul
tonight at 12 am
in preparation  for slichos

Tishrei Appeal

All those who pledged money to help families in need for tishrei. 

Please pay up the pledge asap online by clicking here
or by bringing a check to shul tonight.

Announcements - Ki Tavo

  • Click Here for KYY Update. Join KYY for Musaf and Kiddush of the very first Shabbos of year #14!!!
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication. 
  • 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!!!
  • Click here for information regarding this years membership and high holiday seats.
  • Message from Rabbi Raichik: As was my father’s yearly custom to bring the Panim of the Los Angeles community to the Rebbe, I will be leaving to the Ohel next Wednesday morning (25 Elul/Sep 16), bringing along the Panim of our community. If you would like to send a pan with me, please give it to me or put it in my mailbox by Tuesday night. I will not be reading your panim, I will bl"n try to tear each one as the custom is. Wishing you and your family a good and healthy year! 
  • Monday: Bikur Cholim Annual Dinner, Monday, Elul 23/Sep 7, 6:30 pm at the Century Plaza Hotel. RSVP at (323) 852-1900 or www.bikurcholim.net. 

Shabbos Schedule - Ki Tavo

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:56
  • 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: 9:40 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda #14 starts this week by Musaf
  • Shiur in the Halachos of Tishrei with Rabbi Raichik: 5:55 
  • Mincha: 6:55 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapters 3-4
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:59 pm
  • Motzei Shabbos Slichos: 1 am
  • Monday-Friday Slichos: 6:05, 6:30, 7:05 & 7:40 am

Sholom Zochor

Ari & Mirale Goldman
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 117 S Detroit St..

Kiddush Sponsors - Ki Tavo

  • Mr. & Mrs. Milton Goodman for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Milton Goodman’s father Reb Yisroel ben Reb Zalmen ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi Tzvi Burston in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Dubinsky for the yahrtzeit of their son Reb Dovid Yonah ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Leib Lerner in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • The Raichik Family for the yahrtzeits of their brother Reb Yosef Yitzchok ben Harav Menachem Shmuel Dovid Halevi ob”m and grandmother Leiba Devora bas Harav Chaim Shmaya Halevi ob"m. May the neshomos have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yankee Raichik in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Ki Tavo

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Goldman in honor of Rabbi Levi Goldman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. Richard Rosenbloom in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Steve Zipp in honor of Mrs. Barbara Zipp’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
    Also in honor of their son Josh’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
    Also in honor of their grandson Dovid Moshe Klein’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Ki Tavo

6:00 at the home of: Mrs. Chana Weiss
411 N Martel Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Ki Tavo

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Baruch Braude on the engagement of their daughter Chaya Mushka to Yechiel Kosofsky.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ari Goldman on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Tzvi Burston - 21 Elul
  • Rabbi Moshe Hackner - 21 Elul
  • Shmuel Rotenberg - 22 Elul
  • Yeshayahu Gansburg - 22 Elul
  • Dovid Moshe Klein - 23 Elul
  • Mr. Michael Mordechai Cohen - 25 Elul
  • Mr. Josh Zipp - 26 Elul
  • Yosef Yitzchok Raeburn - 26 Elul
  • Mendel Rav~Noy - 26 Elul
  • Rabbi Levi Goldman - 27 Elul
  • Mr. Richard Rosenbloom - 27 Elul

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Pollard - 21 Elul
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Leib Lerner - 21 Elul
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ben Tzion Novack - 21 Elul
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mottel Polityko - 24 Elul
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yankee Raichik - 26 Elul

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Yosef Yitzchok ben Harav Menachem Shmuel Dovid Halevi Raichik - 21 Elul
  • Ita bas Reb Aharon (Dr. Bassya Pinson’s mother) - 21 Elul
  • Reb Dovid Yonah yblct”a ben Reb Menachem Mendel Hokohen (Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Dubinsky’s son) - 22 Elul
  • Reb Avraham Zelig ben Reb Tzvi Hersh (Mr. Isser Goldstein’s brother) - 24 Elul
  • Reb Mordechai Leib ben Reb Avrohom (Rabbi Yoel Edelson’s father) - 26 Elul
  • Reb Meir Eliezer ben Reb Chaim Yehuda (Rabbi Schneur Zalman Schmukler’s father) - 27 Elul
  • Reb Mordechai Yosef Shimon ben Reb Yerachmiel Menachem (Rabbi Noteh Berger’s father) - 27 Elul
  • Reb Yehuda ben Reb Tzvi Hirsch (Rabbi Shmuel Stroll’s father) - 27 Elul

 

Devar Torah - Ki Tavo

Preparing for Rosh Hashana:
Receiving a Boost to Live, Grow and Accomplish, Today!
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

When we look into the Sichos of the Rebbe we learn that Chai Elul is a day that brings life into the avodah of Elul. Chai Elul is the birthday of the Baal Shem Tov (5458-1698, “Shnas Nachas”) and is the day 36 years later that he began revealing the teachings of Chassidus. Chai Elul is also the birthday of the Alter Rebbe (5505-1745 “Shnas Kehos”). The Rabbeim have taught us that each day of the last 12 days of Elul beginning with Chai Elul correspond to an entire month. We rectify an entire month of the past year through our avodah that day and all of this begins with Chai Elul, a day which gives us special life and energy, which comes through our connection to the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe who were born on this day, the day that Chassidus began to be revealed.

When we look at our lives we ask ourselves; do we really feel different? We can read through a diary detailing the month of Tishrei by the Rebbe and feel like it’s a story from the past. There are those who say that the past was fine but we live in the present. The pre WWII Jew could live like a Jew in his shtetl but for Chosid in America today everything has changed. Chai Elul is the day that gives to us an important message that refutes this very notion. First we need to remind ourselves that Hashem, the Torah and Klal Yisroel are the same, only the environment changed. Yes it used to be more conducive. It’s no different today, we just have to dig deeper. Just like this drought we are experiencing, the water is still there under the surface, it depends on our determination and how deep we dig the well, then surely we will bring the water to the surface.

The Rebbe knew and knows us, with our faults. We may not be one of the Alter Rebbe’s Chassidim, and true we may not have the mesirus nefesh like the Chassidim of the Previous Rebbe that fought communism and went through Siberian labor camps. These great Chassidim followed the Previous Rebbe to America proclaiming with him with iron determination that America is no different. Nevertheless our struggle today in America is no less important and the Rebbe encouraged us to act. And whenever we did (do) the Rebbe thanked (thanks) us and encouraged (encourages) us to do more because living things always grow.

Once a bachor who learned in a Litvishe Yeshiva wrote to the Rebbe for advice. He was feeling dejected about his learning situation. He put great effort into his learning, studying day and night, but did not see the success that he had hoped for in his efforts. He went to many for advice. They told him that if he strives he too would become a Rebbe Akiva Eiger and a Pnei Yehoshua along with the other Gedolei Yisroel who toiled and saw success in their endeavors. Why was he not also able to achieve greatness in his learning? All his years of work felt like as if they were lost because he did not reach his goals. He didn’t see that it was realistic for him. The Rebbe wrote him that every neshama has a shlichus, a purpose that is unique for him and his particular situation. The Rebbe then told him; “You have to do your part, not someone else’s, that’s what you have been given kochos, your energy and abilities for, and you should use those abilities to their utmost.” He was inspired with the Rebbe’s answer to his question that no one else has been able to give.

This is how the Rebbe looked upon each one of us, as well as the times and the situation that we are in today. Each one of us can use our abilities and talents that Hashem has provided to their utmost. There’s a lot of room for us to live, grow and accomplish. We are not necessarily supposed to be exactly like the great Chassidim of the past. We are supposed to be who we are in the situation we find ourselves doing all that we can.

This week was the anniversary of the founding of the Yeshiva of Tomchei T’mimim on the 15th of Elul 5657-1897 by the Rebbe Rashab. The first day of learning was on Chai Elul that year. Anyone who merited learning in Yeshivas Tomchei T’mimim has tremendous powers. An important lesson from the Yeshiva is that avodah may be difficult but it’s doable. By realizing what we have the power and the ability to do our part makes it easier to act. It doesn’t feel as hard when we are getting the life, the power and the direction we need to succeed.

In summary, we don’t have the job of the past; we have the job of today. Our job today is to be proud Lubavitchers, to act and live as our Rabbeim have guided us. Either by having gone to Tomchei T’mimim or by reading about Tomchei T’mimim we learned what went into it’s founding and how we were picked to be a part of the Yeshiva and of Lubavitch. If we don’t feel that we can accomplish it’s because we have not yet utilized the opportunity that has been given.

This week is Shabbos Slichos, the Shabbos before Rosh Hashana. We can prepare by writing a pidyon nefesh (the custom is to write a pidyon nefesh before Rosh Hashana) learning something, giving some extra tzedaka and asking Hashem for help. By doing our utmost, each one according to his or her ability, as we approach this year of Hakel with increased ahavas Yisroel, may we all merit a Ksiva v’Chasima Tovah, l’Shana Tovah u’Mesuka with revealed good in all areas, children, life and parnasah, with the complete revelation of Moshiach with all of us united as one.

A Good Shabbos

Membership/Seats 5776

Elul 20, 5775
September 4, 2015

Dear Shul Member

Greetings and Blessings:

Tishrei is now less than two weeks away. Boruch Hashem, our shul continues to grow in membership and services to the community. The cost of running the Shul is enormous. Funds collected for membership and Yom Tov tickets provide the majority of the money required to operate the shul. Shul Membership dues and Yom Tov Tickets are therefore the most important contributions that you can make to keep the shul running.

Our shul is famous for its Shabbos Kiddush, chesed programs and other activities. Those items are self-funding and separate from the Shul operating budget. Keeping the mortgage current, utilities paid and managing the other expenses that go into operating our shul is up to us, the members. The Shul needs everyone’s participation and contributions to thrive. For the upcoming year 5776, the membership and Yom Tov ticket schedule remains unchanged:

Family Membership $770
Single Membership $360
Associate Membership $360
Yom Tov Tickets/Family $300 member/$500 non-member
Yom Tov Tickets/Single $100 member/$250 non-member

Of course, no one is turned away for Yom Tov but reserved seats will only be available if you are a member in good standing or have paid the non-member ticket fee. In order to be a member in good standing, you must be a paying member before Tishrei. The best and easiest way to pay membership is to set up recurring monthly payments via our website. Many of you have already taken advantage of the monthly payments ($65 per month for membership, $90 per month including tickets). We also thank all of you that are paying a nice round $100. If you feel that your current circumstances make such payments difficult, please contact any of the Gabboim to arrange an alternate recurring payment so that you will be counted as a member in good standing.

Payments can be made online by clicking here, by giving a check to either Levi Raichik, David Kaufman or Leib Lerner, leaving a check in the metal pushka located in the back of the Shul, or mailing a check to the shul’s PO Box - 481255 Los Angeles, CA 90048. If paying by check please make sure to indicate the purpose of the payment on the check. While most find that paying automatically on a monthly basis is easiest, full payment in advance is always welcome.

We respectfully ask that you take care of your membership and tickets right away so that you will get seating priority.

In addition, please go to www.chabadofla.com/seats ASAP to let us know how many seats you need. Please make sure to specify how many seats you need in each section. 

If you have any questions regarding membership, tickets or your current membership status, please contact us through info@chabadofla.com or speak to us in shul. We are happy to answer all of your questions and gladly encourage your suggestions and participation in helping to operate the shul.

Wishing you a kesiva v’chasima tovah, 
The Gabboim

Leaderman Shiva

Mr. Mordechai Leaderman is sitting Shiva until Thursday morning 
for the passing of his father, Avrohom Leaderman ob"m

Attendance for minyonim is appreciated.
Shacharit    9:00 am
Mincha.     7:00 pm
Maariv.      7:50 pm

Visiting time:
9 am to 11:30 am
3 pm to 6 pm
7 pm to 10 pm

Address: 
178 S Formosa Ave.
Please note parking restrictions Tues morning.

Hamokom Yenachem eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom!   

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