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TakeThemAMeal.com: R. Sholom & Leah Kesselman

A big Mazal Tov goes to Kesselman family on the birth of baby girl! Congratulations to the whole extended family.

A meal schedule has been created using TakeThemAMeal.com,
If you would like to sign up, you can access the meal schedule by clicking here, or by visiting TakeThemAMeal.com and locating the schedule by recipient last name (Kesselman) and password (mazaltov).

We are cooking for 3 little kids and 2 adults.
The best time to bring the meal is 5 P.M.

If you have any questions, please let me know! Thanks,
Inna Goldshtein-Michal Levin
3107380092
inagold@gmail.com

Announcements - Bereishis

  • 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!!!
  • TEHILIM: Please say tehilim for Aharon ben Dina Nassy & Chaim Elozor ben Bayla Gorelik.
  • NICHUM AVEILIM: Yossi Mayberg is sitting shiva on the passing of his father. He will iy”H be coming back to LA (from Miami) on Monday night: Maariv-11:45. Tuesday Shacharis-8 am. Mincha/Maariv-5:55 pm. Wednesday Shacharis-7:30 am. Address: 130 S Citrus Ave. Phone: (310) 489-2395. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.  Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom!
  • NICHUM AVEILIM: Sholom Ber Feigelstock is sitting shiva until Tuesday in Montreal on the passing of his mother. Email: sb@dovber.com. Phone: (310) 963-8574. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.  Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehe besochom!
  • NICHUM AVEILIM: Rabbi Mordy Einbinder is sitting shiva on the passing of his mother. Address: 18100 Califa St. Tarzana, CA.
    Friday: Mincha 1:15pm, Shiva visitation till 2 pm.
    Motzei Shabbos: Shiva visitation 8 pm - 11pm.
    Sunday: Shacharis 9:00 am, Shiva visitation till 3 pm, Mincha 5:45 pm, Shiva Visitation till 10 pm.
    Monday: Shacharis 7:45 am, Shiva visitation till 3 pm, Mincha 5:45 pm, Shiva Visitation till 10 pm.
    Tuesday: Shacharis 7:45 am, Shiva concludes after shacharis. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.  Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehe besochom! 
  • SUNDAY: Siyum Sefer Torah in memory of Mrs. Debbi Allison ob"m. Click here for more info.
  • THANK YOU TO: Mendel Duchman, Mendel Goldman, Levi Raichik, Meilach Weiss and all those who assisted them, for all they have done for us, our children and our community, during this special month. May Hashem give everyone a good and sweet year in begashmiyus and bruchniyus.

Shabbos Schedule - Bereishis

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 5:45 pm
  • Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus with Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:53 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • KYY: 10:30 am
  • Mincha: 5:45 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 6:48 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh MarCheshvan: Monday, Tishrei 29/October 31, 3:24 am and 5 chalokim.
  • Rosh Chodesh MarCheshvan: Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov 1 & 2.

Sholom Zochor - Bereishis

Aron & Alana Yakovlev
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 401 N Martel Ave.

Kiddush Sponsors - Bereishis

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Braude in honor of Rabbi Boruch Braude’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Fishman Moshe for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Miriam Fishman’s father Reb Tuvya Velvel ben Reb Meir ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Bereishis

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of Mr. Moshe Anatian’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovi Gorelik in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
    Also in honor of the birth of their daughter Mindel Basya. May they have much nachas from her and may she grow up to Torah, to Chupa and to Maasim Tovim.
    Also in honor of a Refua Shleima kruva to Chaim Elozor Ben Bayla.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Pinson in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Menachem Rubinstein in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
    Also in honor of their son Moishele’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Bereishis

4:45 pm at the home of: Mrs. Ruchama Thaler
126 N Sycamore Ave.

Mazal Tov To - Bereishis

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman on the birth of their granddaughter Chana (to Tzvika & Leah Grossman.)
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Hertzie Richler on the birth of their granddaughter Rivka (to Mordey & Shaina Richler.)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Aron Yakovlev on the birth of their son.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Yehosuah Goldman - 27 Tishrei
  • Dovber Thaler - 28 Tishrei
  • Mr. Asher Katz - 28 Tishrei
  • Levi Yitzchak Allison - 29 Tishrei
  • Mr. Yossi Vcherashansky - 1 Cheshvan
  • Rabbi Boruch Braude - 1 Cheshvan
  • Mr. Moshe Anatian - 2 Cheshvan
  • Moishele Rubinstein - 2 Cheshvan
  • Levi Yitzchak Eichenblatt - 2 Cheshvan
  • Mr. Ben Tzion Novack - 3 Cheshvan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovi Gorelik - 28 Tishrei
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yossi Goldman - 29 Tishrei
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zali Munitz - 29 Tishrei
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Menachem Rubinstein - 30 Tishrei
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mordechai Katz - 1 Cheshvan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Pinson - 2 Cheshvan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Tuvya Velvel ben Reb Meir (Mrs. Miriam Fishman’s father) - 27 Tishrei
  • Miriam Hinda bas Reb Hershel (Mr. Richard Rosenbloom’s mother) - 28 Tishrei

Devar Torah - Bereishis

Tehilim Request

Please say tehilim for Chaim Elozor Ben Bayla who is in a medical emergency. 
Please include Kapital 70 and 20 of Tehillim. 

May we hear and share Bsuros Tovos.

Weiss Bris

The Weiss Bris
Will iy"h take place Friday, 26 Tishrei/October 28
9:00 am in shul.
May we share only simchos! 

GRAND SIYUM HORAMBAM/Kinus Torah

Please join us for a Kinus torah
celebrating the completion 35th cycle of Limud HoRambam
(3 perokim a day) 

Shabbos afternoon in shul
5:30 - Mincha
Followed by Siyum. 

Children's Hakofos

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Announcements - Shabbos Chol Hamoed

Schedule - Shabbos Chol Hamoed/2nd Days of Sukkos

Friday, 19 Tishrei/October 21
Erev Shabbos Chol Hamoed

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 5:52

Shabbos, 20 Tishrei/October 22
Shabbos Chol Hamoed

  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:50 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • NO Kol Yakov Yehuda this Shabbos :(
  • Mincha: 5:30 pm
  • Followed by the GRAND SIYUM HORAMBAM 
  • Shabbos Ends: 6:55 pm

Sunday, 21 Tishrei/October 23
Hoshanah Rabba

  • Shacharis: 7, 8, 9 & 9:30 am
  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 5:50 pm
  • Marriv: 6:45 pm
    • Followed by:
      Kiddush & Farbrengen for MEN: in the SUKKAH.
      Seudas Yom Tov for WOMEN: in MOSHE GANZ HALL
  • Children's Hakofos: The shul will be open after maariv for those who would like to do hakofos with their children.
  • Atta Horeisa & Hakofos: 8:15 pm
  • Seudas Yom Tov for MEN: in the SUKKAH following Hakofos

Monday, 22 Tishrei/October 24
Shemini Atzeres
 

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:51 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Yiskor: 12:00 pm
  • During Mussaf we start saying Mashiv Haruach Umorid Hageshem
  • Minchah: 5:50 pm
  • Light Yom Tov candles from a pre-existing flame after 6:52 pm
  • Children's Hakofos: Maariv 6:45 pm, followed by children's seudas yom tov and then Hakofos.
  • Kiddush & Farbrengen:for MEN & WOMEN in MOSHE GANZ HALL starting at 8:00 pm
  • Atta Horeisa & Hakofos: 9:00 pm - in MOSHE GANZ HALL. Please leave all strollers in Kolel.
  • Seudas Yom Tov for MEN: in SHUL following Hakofos.

Tuesday, 23 Tishrei/October 25
Simchas Torah

  • Early Shacharis: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:51 am 
  • Main Shacharis: 10:30 am
  • Kiddush & Farbrengen: 11:30-12:30 (for MEN in the SUKKAH, for WOMEN in the TENT)
  • GRAND KYY HAKAFOS lead by Rabbi Mendel Duchman: L'erech 12:00 pm.
  • Atta Horeisa & Hakofos: 12:45 pm
  • Seudas Yom Tov & Farbrengen: after davining - for MEN in the SUKKAH, for WOMEN in the KOLEL.
  • 5:30 pm Mincha/Farbrengen. Upon the Rebbe's instructions, we invite ALL MEN to please join us as we conclude this yom tov with a special Farbrengen including the Nigunim of all the Rabbeim.
  • Yom Tov Ends: 6:52 pm

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Mazal Tov To - Chol Hamoed Sukkos

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shmuel Stroll on the birth of their grandson (to Yitzchok & Chaya Rochel Kolodny.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Yehuda Munitz - 20 Tishrei
  • Shlomo Binyomin Feldman - 21 Tishrei
  • Rabbi Yonah Mordechai Weiss - 21 Tishrei
  • Mr. Yakov Jacobson - 22 Tishrei
  • Zali Raichik - 22 Tishrei
  • Chaim Plotkin - 23 Tishrei
  • Yossi Weiss - 24 Tishrei
  • Shua Pinson - 24 Tishrei
  • Mr. Yoni Pelman - 24 Tishrei
  • Rabbi Shmuli Raitman - 25 Tishrei
  • Sruly Glabman - 26 Tishrei

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yerachmiel Altman - 21 Tishrei
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jon Engelson - 24 Tishrei
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Pinson - 25 Tishrei
  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Niasoff - 26 Tishrei
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jon Hambourger - 26 Tishrei
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Laizer Labkowsky - 26 Tishrei

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Rivka bas Reb Chaim Yehoshua (Rabbi Sender Munitz’s mother) - 21 Tishrei
  • Reb Yaacov Yitzchak ben Reb Avraham (Mr. Jon Hambourger’s father) - 21 Tishrei
  • Reb Eliyahu Arye Leib ben Reb Yosef (Rabbi Nootie Gross’s father) - 22 Tishrei

Scotch Whiskey Kashrus Reminder

Some scotch whiskey is aged in casks that have previously been used for maturing wine (especially port or sherry).  There are authorities that hold that there is no kashrus shilah for scotch aged in wine casks.  However, Congregation Levy Yitzchak abides by the OU standard by not using scotch known to be aged in wine, sherry, or port casks.  Most scotch whiskey remains acceptable.  Any scotch where the bottle label mentions the use of wine, sherry, or port casks should not be brought to shul.  Please note that almost all scotch bottled by Glenfiddich distillery is aged in sherry casks – please check the label carefully.   In addition, any scotch whiskey bottled by Macallan or Glendronach distilleries should be avoided since all their releases use sherry casks.  Extra caution should be applied with older single malt scotch whiskey since it is more likely to be aged in sherry casks.  Blended scotch whiskeys and those aged in bourbon casks are acceptable.

Please feel free to contact either Rabbi Reuvan Nathanson or David Kaufman with any specific questions regarding the acceptability of any Scotch Whiskey. 

Farbengen Schedule for Sukkos

Farbengen Schedule for Sukos 

  • 1ST Night: ELHARRAR’S  Sukah  157 N. Fuller
  • 2nd Night:  GROSSMAN’S Sukah 366 N. Citrus
  • 3rd Night:  SCHMUKLER’S Sukah   601 N. Citrus
  • 4th Night:  To be announced   
  • 5th Night:  WEISS’S Sukah     411 N. Martel
  • 6th Night:  RAV-NOY’S Sukah 428 N. Martel
  • 7th Night:  SHUL’S Sukah   Sponsored by R. Mordechay WEISS in honor of his birthday

GOOD YOM TOV!!

Starting time approximately 9: 30 PM

Shalom ELHARRAR

REMINDER!!! Action required!! Simchas Torah Kiddushim

This year we will iy”h be having the usual farbrengens on Shmini Atzerez and Simchos torah.

As always these farbrengens are successful ONLY because EVERYONE participates and contributes.

PLEASE click here and fill out the form to let us know what you are bringing. Please be as specific as possible. Please do not respond “same as last year” because we don’t always remember.

If you are not sure what to bring, please contact Levi Raichik: 323-595-9150 or elgabai@aol.com

Thanks

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!!!
  • Please say tehillim for Sholom ben Chana. 
  • 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.  

Schedule - Ha’azinu/1st Days of Sukkos

Friday, 12 Tishrei/October 14
Erev Shabbos Parshas Ha'azinu

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:01

Shabbos, 13 Tishrei/October 15
Shabbos Parshas Ha'azinu

  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:48 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: 5:05 
  • Mincha: 6:05 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:04 pm

Sunday, 14 Tishrei/October 16
Erev Sukkos

  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 5:58 pm

Monday, 15 Tishrei/October 17
First Day Sukkos 

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:49 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Minchah: 6:00 pm
  • Light Yom Tov candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:00 pm

Tuesday, 16 Tishrei/October 18
Second Day Sukkos

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:49 am 
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Minchah: 6:00 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 7:00 pm

Note: The 6:30 minyan will start at 6:40 every morning during Chol Hamoed. They will bench lulav at 7:02.

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh 

THREE Sholom Zochor's - Ha’azinu

Yosef & Hadassah Fine
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 533 N. Gardner St.

Yudi & Moriah Schmukler
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 149 S Mansfield Ave.

Danny & Mushka Weiss
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 411 N Martel Ave. 

Kiddush Sponsors - Ha’azinu

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shia Bastomski for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Ariella Bastomski’s mother Chana Faiga bas Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Kaplan in honor of Mrs. Gittel Kaplan's mother Sarah bas Yisroel.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yerachmiel Soto in honor of Mr. Yerachmiel Soto’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Velvel Tsikman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Velvel Tsikman’s father Shmuel Meir ben Yisroel Dovid ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilech Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Weiss’s mother Sara Leah bas Yacov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Ha’azinu

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

5:00 pm at the home of Mrs. Chani Hecht
419 N Poinsettia Pl.
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Ha’azinu

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Fine on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Yitzchok Sanowicz.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yudi Schmukler on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Zalman Schmukler.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Danny Weiss on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Meilech Weiss. 

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Alon Asefovitz - 13 Tishrei
  • Moishy Rav~Noy - 15 Tishrei
  • Mr. Eli Goldman - 15 Tishrei
  • Yona Simcha Cherman - 16 Tishrei
  • Rabbi Dovid Kaye - 17 Tishrei
  • Aryeh Tzvi Schneerson - 18 Tishrei
  • Meir Shlomo Thaler - 18 Tishrei
  • Mr. Yerachmiel Soto -  18 Tishrei
  • Mr. Yossi Wachtel - 18 Tishrei

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

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

Devar Torah - Ha’azinu

Extra Bamboo Poles

The shul has some extra Bamboo Poles.
If anyone would like to get them please contact Meilch Weiss 
(323) 449-0449

Yom Kippur Schedule

Tuesday, 9 Tishrei/October 11
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: 6:05 pm
  • Fast Begins: 6:23 pm

Wednesday, 10 Tishrei/October 12
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: 7:08 pm

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Schneerson Shiva

Rabbi Yossi Schneerson
will be sitting shiva in LA tonight & tomorrow
on the passing of his father Rabbi Sholom Ber Schneerson ob"m.

Address:
364 N Fuller Ave

Times:
Mon. Maariv - 10 pm
Tue. Shacharis: 8 am
Tue. Mincha - 2 pm

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

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.
  • Kapparos Erev Yom Kippur: Tuesday, 6-10 am at LA Fresh Poultry - 121 N. Virgil Ave. Los Angeles CA 90004. 
    KAPPAROS $10 DISCOUNT IN MEMORY OF REB BEREL WEISS O.B.M. from 8:00- 8:30 AM ONLY. 
  • Please say tehillim for Sholom ben Chana. 
  • NICHUM AVEILIM: Yoni Pelman's father was niftar before Rosh Hashana. His number is 661-450-7427. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.  Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom!  
  • NICHUM AVEILIM: Mr. Shaul Raigorodsky is sitting shiva until Tuesday on the passing of his mother Basya bas Leib ob"m. Address: 613 N Highland Ave. Minyan Times: Shacharis-7 am, Mincha-Maariv-6:15 pm. No visits between 11 am & 3 pm. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.  Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehe besochom!  
  • NICHUM AVEILIM: Rabbi Yossi Schneerson is sitting shiva in NY until Tuesday on the passing of his father Rabbi Sholom Ber Schneerson ob"m. Phone: (323) 630-2033. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim.  Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehu besochom!

Schedule - Vayeilech - Yom Kippur

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:10
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:46 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: 5:10 
  • Mincha: 6:10 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:13 pm

Tuesday, 9 Tishrei/October 11
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: 6:05 pm
  • Fast Begins: 6:23 pm

Wednesday, 10 Tishrei/October 12
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: 7:08 pm
  • For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeilech

  • Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Grunfeld in honor of Rabbi Bart, Rabbi Shusterman, Marty Fishman and Levi Raichik---each a pillar of the community! May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Binyomin Kaplan in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson in memory of Mrs. Chana Leiba Nathanson's father - Mordechai ben Shlomo who's birthday was 4 Tishrei. Also for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Reuven Nathanson's grandfather Yaakov Shmuel ben Moshe Dov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Novack in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Michy Rav-Noy in honor of his parents. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Mrs. Chava Steinmetz in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Thaler for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Ruchama Thaler’s mother Chaya Sara Rochel bas Chaim Yosef Shlomo ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeilech

  • Rabbi & Mrs.Ari Markowitz for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Rivky Markowitz’s mother Sima bas Reb Schneur Zalman Hakohen ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yasef Pinson in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zaghi in honor of Shabbos Shuva. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.

Women's Shabbos Shiur - Vayeilech

 5:00 pm at Maayon Yisroel - 140 N La Brea Ave.

Mazal Tov To - Vayeilech

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Kesselman on the birth of their daughter Asna Devorah. Mazal tov to the grandmother Mrs. Miriam Labkowsky.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Elozor Plotke on the birth of their granddaughter.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon on the birth of their granddaughter.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Shmuel Winograd - 6 Tishrei
  • 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

  • Binyamin ben Hersch (Dr. Penina Rivka Watstein’s father) - 6 Tishrei
  • Chaya Sara Rochel bas Chaim Yosef Shlomo (Mrs. Ruchama Thaler’s mother) - 7 Tishrei
  • Beryl Leib ben Tzvi Hersh Halevi (Mrs. Sarah Goldstein’s father) - 7 Tishrei
  • Shmuel Meir ben Yisroel Dovid (Rabbi Velvel Tsikman’s father) - 11 Tishrei

Devar Torah - Vayeilech

The Debate over the True Meaning of TeshuvaBy Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Firstly on behalf of the Shul we would like to wish everyone a Chasima uGemar Chasima Tova, a Good and Gebentched year.

Approaching Shabbos Shuva and Yom Kippur, days designed for teshuva, we contemplate and we debate the true meaning of teshuva. One aspect of teshuva is regret, regret for all past misdeeds.  Another aspect is looking forwards and facing a better future; improving and adding in good deeds and accepting Hashem’s sovereignty in a deeper more meaningful comprehensive way. The debate is all about which aspect we place as our main effort during the Ten Days of Teshuva and Yom Kippur. Many times tears are shed and much regret and hand ringing ensues during these days. Unfortunately all too often these days pass without any follow-up or change. Notwithstanding the true upset, we often feel helpless in being able to facilitate true change. This creates a feeling of frustration and anxiety. It seems to some that once the holidays are over the chances are high that we will not overcome our misdeeds. This is the debate we conduct in our thoughts. Can we, or can we not facilitate real and lasting change during the 10 Days of Teshuva and Yom Kippur? We win the debate when we place our focus on the true meaning of teshuva. Real teshuva means to change for the good, to leap beyond our limitations,  to become a different person. But how do we do this?

There is a story told of the Rebbe Rashab who spoke very highly about a simple Jew. A devoted Chosid overhearing his praise commented that he didn’t see it; he didn’t see such greatness in this simple man. Later on when this Chosid, who was a diamond merchant was in yechidus, the Rebbe ask him questions about his business and about diamonds. The Chosid, delighted to be asked, brought out his finest samples and began to explain them in intricate detail showing the Rebbe all the subtle and sophisticated qualities of his diamonds. The Rebbe told him that he didn’t see the differences in quality between the diamonds. The Chosid replied with a smile that to appreciate the differences you have to be expert in diamonds.  At that moment the Rebbe came to this point and said this applies even more so to neshamos; you need to be expert to appreciate them.

Our greatest challenge in approaching teshuva and affecting true and lasting change is that we do not appreciate as much as we should who we truly are. Above and beyond all else we are Yisroel.  The name Yisroel also spells “Li Rosh, my head or first”. Hashem says to us, the Jewish people, you are my first, my purpose in creating the world. We are the Yisroel that overcame Esav. We are the Yisroel that struggled with all the negative forces of the angel of Esav and were victorious. We are the Yisroel about who it says, “Even though he sins he is still Yisroel (a Jew)”. We have never lost our identity. It may have gone into hiding or become covered over but it has never been lost. Therefore just as it is important to know our faults, it’s even more important to know our positive, that we are Yisroel, the one that Hashem places his confidence in. Our emphasis and our focus are upon the Yisroel within each one of us that is complete and whole. We are internally connected with Hashem always. We have faltered we have made mistakes, but that is not our truest being. This awareness, this emphasis and focus give us the power to do a full and complete teshuva. We have the trust and the confidence within to return to our true self and fulfill our mission at the same time that we express complete regret for all of our imperfections and mistakes. This confidence and this trust his what pulls us out of the hole, the feeling of helplessness and uselessness and gives us renewed vitality. We proceed with a positive outlook for the future with greater vitality, even greater than that of a Tzadik.

During the 10 days of Teshuva and Yom Kippur along  with our expression of regret and our admission of failures we focus on our truest good. We focus on the fact that underneath it all we are really good because we are children and servants of Hashem and our goal in life is to serve Hashem. With this focus we shake off the dust of complacency and reveal the diamond within. Through the teshuva of the 10 Days of Repentance and Yom Kippur we are inspired for an entire year to serve Hashem in all aspects with the greatest simcha! The Rebbe once said that he never tires from his work just as no one ever gets tired of polishing diamonds.

By revealing our will and doing teshuva we connect with a complete oneness with Hashem on Yom Kippur. Through this oneness we will merit the neshama klalis, the all-encompassing neshama of Moshiach and merit to hear the kol pashut, the simple sound of the shofar of Moshiach this year.

A Gmar Chasima Tovah, a Good Shabbos

Kramer Bris

The Kramer Bris
will iy"h take place Friday, 5 Tishrei/Oct 7
at YOEC - SMICHA ZAL - 7215 Waring Ave.
Shacharis - 8:50 am. Bris 9:40 am

Bd"e: Minyan Needed tonight at 11

Mr. Shaul Raigorodsky
is sitting shiva until Tuesday
on the passing of his mother Basya bas Leib ob"m

Address:
613 N Highland Ave

Minyan Times:
TONIGHT (Wed.) minyan needed at 11 pm,
If you can make it, please text his son (213) 321-5289
Thur and on: Shacharis-7 am, Mincha-Maariv-6:15 pm

No visits between 11 am & 3 pm.

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

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