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TODAY - Los Angeles KIDS and Anash Connect to the World

Tens of thousands around the US and Canada will join simultaneously for "Connection & Commitment: A live, interactive coast-to-coast farbrengen" in preparation for Gimmel Tammuz  Tomorrow Sunday, June 26 - 20 Sivan 5776.

Hundreds of communities will gather together to join the historic event, joining live with Anash communities across the USA and Canada.

The Los Angeles event will take place at 10:30 am at the BANCROFT MIDDLE SCHOOL (See Flyer Below) 

and will feature RABBI MOSHE BRYSKY

Only those who attend will receive a raffle ticket to win a round trip ticket to New  York for GIMEL TAMUZ 
and will be given a limited special souvenir "Hachana for Gimmel Tamuz"
 booklet for children 

The Los Angeles  event is being organized with the participation of local Shuls and Rabbonim.

Famed performer Bentzi Marcus of the popular 8th Day band will be performing live from Miami during the program.
A special raffle will be held in Los Angeles and at each participating communities' local event for a trip to the Rebbe's Ohel for Gimmel Tamuz. 
 
The raffle will be drawn in each city throughout the course of Sunday's event and the winner will receive a free trip to NY, representing his/her community. 
Dozens of communities have already confirmed their participation in the event, with many more to join, which will be hosted live from locations including Houston, TX;  Miami, Florida; Montreal, Canada; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn & Monsey NY.
The program will be geared for men, women and children and will include special video clips of the Rebbe, world class speakers as well as special live, musical presentations - all featured live from various locations across the USA and Canada. 
 
 

Announcements - Behaalosecha

  • 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!!!
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.
  • SUNDAY: Grand California Hakhel event: Sunday, 20 Sivan/June 26, 10:30 am at the Bancroft Middle School Auditorium 929 N Las Palmas Ave. Click here for the KOL KORE TO ANASH from our Rabonim.

Shabbos Schedule - Behaalosecha

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:50
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:19 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • NO KOL YAKOV YEHUDA IN THE SUMMER :(((
  • Hakhel - Mesibas Shabbos for girls in Shul: 4:30 pm 
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:50 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:50 pm - Avos Perek 2
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:53 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Behaalosecha

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s father Reb Ezer ben Reb Shimon ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Sholom Mrs. Glick for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Shaindel Glick’s mother Baila Frummet bas Reb Asher Haleivi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mordechai Katz in honor of the marriage of their son Mendel to Mushkie Lewin. May he be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. 

Women's Hakhel Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Behaalosecha

6:30 pm at the home of: Mrs. Etty Bastomski
418 N Fuller Ave.
Speaker: Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz

Mazal Tov To - Behaalosecha

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin on the marriage of their son Mendy to Chani Feigelstock.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avrohom Plotkin on the upsheren of their grandson.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Jon Hambourger - 19 Sivan
  • Mr. Moshe Niasoff - 19 Sivan
  • Aaron Binyomin Revere - 20 Sivan
  • Yaakov Rotenberg - 21 Sivan
  • Mr. Reuven Solomon - 22 Sivan
  • Yisroel Freeman - 24 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yitzchok Tennenbaum - 24 Sivan
  • Mr. Chaim Spiegel - 25 Sivan
  • Mr. Avi Rav-Noy - 25 Sivan
  • Avinoam Rav-Noy - 25 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Dr. & Mrs. Sholom Fine - 19 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky - 21 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Levin - 22 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Joel Yachzel - 24 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Rubashkin - 25 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Baila Frummet bas Reb Asher Haleivi (Mrs. Shaindel Glick’s mother) - 21 Sivan
  • Reb Ezer ben Reb Shimon (Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s father) - 21 Sivan
  • Tamar bas Reb Moshe (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s sister) - 22 Sivan
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Shmuel (Mr. Jon Engelson’s father) - 24 Sivan

Devar Torah - Behaalosecha

Creating a Conducive Environment in the Spiritual Desert
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

In last week’s and this week’s parsha the Torah speaks about the Bnei Levi. Bnei Levi were responsible for carrying and assembling the Mishkan. The Bnei Kehos carried the vessels; the Aron, Menorah, Mizbeach and Shulchan. The Bnei Gershon carried the curtains etc while the Bnei Merari carried the boards etc. which made up the structure of the Mishkan. The Bnei Gershon and Merari were responsible for setting up the Mishkon in advance so when the Bnei Kehos arrived with the keilim they were ready to be placed inside. What is the lesson that this teaches us today? These mitzvos were only for the Bnei Yisroel when they travelled in the midbar.  What relevant lesson does this teach us today in our service of Hashem?

Just like there is a physical desert, so too there is a spiritual desert. At times a person may feel lost in a spiritual desert that seems impossible to leave. So too nowadays in America it seems at times as if we have lost our way. Standards continue to drop. We tend to demand less and less of ourselves and our children. Test scores in the schools are less demanding. Instead of creating an environment that raises the bar on what we can achieve, we see the opposite. Society is lost in the desert. Our job is to find a way out of the desert. So what can we do? Each one of us needs to build a Mishkan for Hashem in our personal lives.

From among the children of Levi, Gershon was the bechor. Kehos was the next oldest followed by Merari. We see in the Torah however that Kehos was counted first, because he was the most holy. If Kehos was the most holy then why didn’t Hashem also make him the bechor? The Rebbe brings in Likutei Sichos (v. 13) an explanation of the Alter Rebbe in Likutei Torah that building of the Mishkan in the service of Hashem is similar to remodeling. First, you must clean and paint, then you can bring in the furniture. So too spiritually, we need to be ‘sur m’ra - to go away from what is improper’, and then to be ‘asei tov – to do good’. Gershon represents the need to drive out the negative. This is the first step. In order to accomplish this we need Merari which represents ‘mar’- bitter, to make an expert and sober accounting of both our accomplishments and shortcomings and our overall condition. After taking spiritual stock we need to be irked by our present state and desire change. This is known by the term ‘mari d’chushbana- master (also ‘mar’ bitter) accountant’. By carrying the structural portion of the Mishkon, Merari represents the wall of separation that comes between the desert and all that comes with it and what is inside of the Mishkon, a discreet environment of kedusha. Once this has been accomplished, then Gershon can hoist the curtains over the walls, completing the separation of the sanctified environment. And then Kehos bring in all of the vessels, which represent’s all of the things that we need to utilize in the service of Hashem.

In summary, Gershon and Merari made a suitable environment, the walls and the covering of the Mishkan, to provide a place for the vessels that provide the revelation of the divine presence that comes with all the warmth and the feeling together with the service inside the Mishkan.

We follow a similar order in our lives, in our service of Hashem. For example, we use tanks to go on mivtzoyim. We pull individuals inside the tanks to do a mitzvah. What do we need a tank for? We need a tank in order to take him out of the street, an environment which is hostile to kedusha. Then you can speak to him and fill him with the warmth and beauty of the mitzvah that he does. In order to do mivtza neshek, you need a candle holder and a table, a suitable environment through which the candle can transform the environment into a holy place. The shul is known as the mikdash me’at, the small mikdash, an environment to daven. It is a place intended to be closed off from the world, to be entered and filled with tefillah. As we know from Shulchan Aruch, there is supposed to be an entry way in between the door and the shul that is there to create a separation from the outside in order to have a removed and settled place to delve into prayer without disturbance. This applies to children in school as well. A teacher needs to create a warm and welcoming environment that is conducive for learning. So too our homes, we need to create an environment that makes it conducive to excel in all aspects of Yiddishkeit.

Even though the main thing is not the environment, rather how we use the environment, nevertheless, we need a fitting environment to be able to accomplish what is necessary. Therefore, Gershon and Merari had to be first, (not Kehos) even though the the main thing was Kehos’ service, which represents Torah and Avodah.

In order to drive away the evils of the world, it isn’t necessary to make speeches full of fire and brimstone or give mussar. A simple and heartfelt expression such as “ez past pisht – it’s not for you” is often more than enough to draw the correct distinction.

So practically speaking; “why do we need a mashpia? If the reason is because we need to hear a maamer, there are many options online! Do we go to a fabrengen to hear a d’var Torah? For that we can open a sefer. We go for the environment, to experience the chassidishe atmosphere. We go to the mashpia for guidance, in order to help create a chassidishe environment out of our home and our life, and how to constantly approve. We go for clear guidance, like a specific maamer to learn or a specific mitzvah to be mehader in. Guidance to see what is missing, in order to pull myself out of the desert and to build a Mishkan, a truly warm chassidishe environment.

There is a story told of Reb Chaim Brisker about once when an individual from the community asked him a shaaloh about whether you can be yotzei the four cups of the Seder on milk. Upon hearing the shaaloh he immediately sent his son with money for this man’s family for the entire Pesach. His son asked; “Tatte, he just asked a shaaloh about milk, he didn’t ask for tzedakah?” Reb Chaim understood this person’s ‘environment’. He understood that if he was asking to be yotzei the four cups on milk, then certainly there was no meat or chicken in the house. He understood the environment of the person who asked the question and therefore he knew how to address his needs properly. This is an example of a true Rav, and that you cannot find online or by making a search using Rabbi Google.

The Rebbe is the Aron with the Luchos and we need to create the environment, a Mishkan with the assistance of our mashpia.

Coming Soon!!! Unique event for ALL!!! DON'T MISS THIS

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Tens of thousands around the US and Canada will join simultaneously for "Connection & Commitment: A live, interactive coast-to-coast farbrengen" in preparation for Gimmel Tammuz on Sunday, June 26 - 20 Sivan 5776.

Hundreds of communities will gather together to join the historic event, joining live with Anash communities across the USA and Canada.

The Los Angeles event will take place at 10:30 AM At the Bancroft Middle School and will feature Rabbi Moshe Brysky

The Los Angeles   event is being organized with the participation of local Shuls and Rabbonim.

Famed performer Bentzi Marcus of the popular 8th Day band will be performing live from Miami during the program.

A special raffle will be held in Los Angeles and at each participating communities' local event for a trip to the Rebbe's Ohel for Gimmel Tamuz. 

The raffle will be drawn in each city throughout the course of Sunday's event and the winner will receive a free trip to NY, representing his/her community. 

Dozens of communities have already confirmed their participation in the event, with many more to join, which will be hosted live from locations including Houston, TX;  Miami, Florida; Montreal, Canada; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Brooklyn & Monsey NY.

The program will be geared for men, women and children and will include special video clips of the Rebbe, world class speakers as well as special live, musical presentations - all featured live from various locations across the USA and Canada. 

Meals for Nassi Family

TakeThemAMeal.com

A meal schedule has been created for: Nassi family using TakeThemAMeal.com, and you've been invited to participate!

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 (family) and password (help).

I have included additional notes about this meal schedule below. If you have any questions, please let me know!
 
Thanks,
 
R.Chana L.Raichik, Inna V.
310 7380092
inagold@gmail.com
 
Additional Notes:  

 

Dear friends,
We are going to cook for a family of 4 adults.
Today was the surgery for Mr. Aharon and for a week the family will be near him in the Hospital in Downtown.
For that period of time Ateres Avigail Bikur Holim will assist with meal delivery and pick up the food from your house,so please make sure to write your address when you sign up on the schedule.
Any food is wellcome like fish ,dairy and meat/chicken with Chabad hashgaha.
The second week Yi"H they will be at home and we will see if one of their boys could pick it up,because it still a time before camps start,kids going away and other summer excitement.
Pleas say Kapitel 61 for Aharon ben Dina.
We should hear only good news,
Tizku lemitzvos!

2 Smicha graduations tonight

All are invited to join us for a most unique evening as we salute the graduates of Bais Toras Menachem Yeshiva of Los Angeles.  This is not just a 'graduation'...it is a CELEBRATION.  It is a communal Simcha of the highest caliber, as we are saluting bachurim who against all odds, have superseded their own, and our expectations, and achieved SO much! (Whether Smicha, or part thereof, Safrus, Shchita, ged/college course, CPR etc etc..)

It is a communal Simcha, because by celebrating with these boys, we are making a statement, that each and every bachur matters.

 

Date: Monday, June 20

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: 625 N. La brea Avenue/ Levi Yitzchak Shul (Kolel room)


Hope to greet you there,

Mordechai and Rivky Katz

BTM Founders and Administrators


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Grand California Hakhel event

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Announcements - Naso

  • 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!!!
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.
  • SAVE THE DATE" Grand California Hakhel event: Sunday, 20 Sivan/June 26, 10:30 am at the Bancroft Middle School Auditorium 929 N Las Palmas Ave. Click here for the KOL KORE TO ANASH from our Rabonim.

Shabbos Schedule - Naso

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:48
  • 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
  • FINAL WEEK OF Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Hakhel - Mesibas Shabbos for girls in Shul: 4:30 pm 
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:45 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:45 pm - Avos Perek 1
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:51 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.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s father Reb Moshe ben Reb Avrohom ob”m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Braude for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Boruch Braude’s mother Tova bas Reb Yerachmiel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Burston in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also in honor of Rabbi Chaim Burston’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • 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. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Finck in honor of their daughter’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Nathanson in honor of Rabbi Yossi Nathanson’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman 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 they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Hakhel Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Naso

6:30 pm at the home of: Mrs. Tova Levine
361 S Vista St.
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Naso

  • All the children in our community graduating from Cheder Menachem, YOEC, the Smicha Program, Bais Chaya Mushka, Bais Rebbe and Ohel Chana. May they continue to have success in their learning and give much Nachas to their parents. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shea Bastomski on the engagement of their daughter Rachel to Moshe Maiman.
  • Rabbi and Mrs. Gershon Schusterman on the birth of their grandson (to Levi and Tzippy Shloush.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Chaim Burston - 14 Sivan
  • Mendy Mishulovin - 14 Sivan
  • Levi Mishulovin - 15 Sivan
  • Menachem Mendel Habibian - 15 Sivan
  • Yehoshua Ovadya Engelson - 15 Sivan
  • Rabbi Boruch Friedman - 16 Sivan
  • Rabbi Danny Rotenberg - 16 Sivan
  • Mr. Joshua Rosen - 16 Sivan
  • Mr. Yosef Chazanow - 16 Sivan
  • Rabbi Jonathan Glabman - 17 Sivan
  • Yisroel Newman - 17 Sivan
  • Alexander Sender Reichman - 18 Sivan
  • Mr. Frank Revere - 18 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yitzchok Michael - 13 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Wagshul - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shaya Lowenstein - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman - 14 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian - 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
  • Reb Moshe ben Reb Avrohom (Mrs. Kelly Benarroch’s father) – 12 Sivan 
  • Reb Yosef ben Reb Aryeh (Mr. Yisroel Koch’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

Everyone is given the Time and the Power
to complete his or her Mission
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik
 

This Shabbos is the 12th day of Sivan. In the time of the Bais HaMikdash this was the last day that a korban could be brought for the Yom Tov. That's why they are called 'yemei tashlumim, the days of completion'. Therefore this is the time we focus on what we take from Shavuos into our daily lives. We can find this lesson in the parsha of the week, parshas Naso.

In this week's Torah portion we are told how the Nesiim, aside from their offerings, brought wagons and oxen and brought them to Moshe Rabbenu who was told by Hashem to give them to the Leviim. The Leviim used the oxen and the wagons to carry the boards and coverings of the Mishkon from place to place in the desert. All in all they  gave one wagon for every two Nessiim and one ox each. The Gemara in Shabbos explains how careful they had to be stacking the boards on the wagons and how a Levi would have to stand behind the wagons in order to prevent the boards from falling because they were stacked to full capacity. 

Why couldn't they make it easier by providing some extra wagons to give more space for stacking? The Rebbe explains everything we have needs to be used to it's utmost. If six wagons can do the job, then using a seventh wagon would amount having extra unnecessary space. That means that there would be space in the Mishkon without a purpose or use. In the Mishkon nothing is extra, everything has purpose.

This is a very important lesson in the service of Hashem and life in general. We learn that is there is no concept of extra time or wasted energy. We do our best to fully utilize everything we have in the service of the Mishkon because Hashem did not create anything without a purpose. 

On the other hand this idea is not meant to produce anxiety or worry. It also doesn't mean that we feel that we can never take a break or rest up. We need time to to rejuvenate, refocus and reinvigorate. Rest is part of filling our purpose. We don't need to be worried about resting while we're active nor do we need worry that we are being idle while resting. Both are valuable and there's a time for everything.

As summer arrives and many of us go on vacation and many of our children attend camps we are reminded of the many Sichos from the Rebbe about how important the camp experience is in reinvigorating and inspiring us in our service of Hashem.

There is a story in the fourth volume of the Igros Kodesh of the Previous Rebbe. On one of the weekly trips of the Rebbe Rashab back from the datche to Lubavitch to visit his mother and to receive people for Yechidus he overheard Shaul the Wagon Driver dealing with the horses. After he stopped by a well to give them water he whipped them and said to them the following. "Do you think I gave you water to make your hay tastier? No! I gave you the water so that you should have more strength to pull the wagon."

After hearing this the Rebbe sat for a long while deep in thought and then said that the Baal Shem Tov teaches that everything a Jew sees or hears is a lesson for the service of Hashem. A Jew needs to realize that he is given his physical needs in order to schlep, to pull his spiritual wagon through learning the Torah and his service of Hashem. One should not err in thinking that what really counts is the hay, our personal indulgences.

A Good Shabbos and a Gezunten Zumer!

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, 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.

Following Krias HaTorah @ KYY, all the children will go upstairs to Moshe Ganz Hall to join both adult minyonim for Musaf. Immediately after Musaf we will all join for a Shabbos Achdus Rally and story by the world-reknown R' Sroly Hecht! Bainany and Mini Minyan will be in their usual Shabbos rooms. 

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 - By Rabbi Mendel Schapiro
9:00 am

Joint Shacharis - Upstairs in Moshe Ganz Hall
10:00 am

Shabbos Achdus Kids Rally and Story
by the world-reknown R' Sroly Hecht! 

Joint Kiddush-Farbrengen
Guest Speaker: Rabbi Reuven Wolf - Shabbos In Mezibuz 
for men in the Shul, for women in the Kolel.

KYY Shavuos Ice Cream Party

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Announcements - Bamidbar

  • 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!!!
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.

Schedule - Bamidbar/Shavuos

Friday, Sivan 4/June 10 
Erev Shabbos

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:46 pm

Shabbos, Sivan 5/June 11 
Shabbos Bamidbor - Shabbos Achdus

  • Joint Shiur Chassidus with Rabbi Mendel Schapiro of YOEC: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:16 am
  • Joint Shacharis: 10:00 am - Upstairs in Moshe Ganz Hall
    WOMEN: PLEASE ENTER THROUGH THE BACK ENTRANCE ON OAKWOOD. 
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • After Musaf: Shabbos Achdus Kids Rally and Story by the world-re-known R' Sroly Hecht!
    Brought to you by KYY, Cheder Menachem & Tzivos Hashem 
  • Followed by a Kiddush-Farbrengen downstairs, for men in the Shul, for women in the Kolel. Guest Speaker: Rabbi Reuven Wolf - Shabbos In Mezibuz 
  • Mesibos Shabbos for Girls: 4:30 pm in Shul
  • Shiur in Pirkei Avos by Rabbi Raichik: 6:45 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:45 pm - Pirkei Avos - Perek 6
  • Light Yom Tov Candles from a pre-existing flame after: 8:50 pm (Shel Yom Tov and Shehechiyanu)

Sunday, Sivan 6/June 12 
First Day Shavuos

  • Alos HaShachar: 4:04 am
  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:17 am
  • Shacharis upstairs: 10:15 am
    WOMEN: PLEASE ENTER THROUGH THE BACK ENTRANCE ON OAKWOOD. 
  • Aseres Hadibros: 11:45 pm
  • KYY and Chaya's Ezras Noshim invites children of ALL AGES to our - NEVER BEFORE SEEN - HAKHEL FLAVOR 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: 7:45 pm  
  • Light Candles from a pre-existing flame after: 8:50 pm 
  • (Shel Yom Tov and Shehechiyanu)

Monday, Sivan 7/June 13 
Second Day Shavuos

  • Shacharis upstairs: 10:15 am
    WOMEN: PLEASE ENTER THROUGH THE BACK ENTRANCE ON OAKWOOD. 
  • Yizkor: 12:00 pm
  • Farbrengen for women 6:45 pm at the Thaler's 418 N. Martel Ave. 
  • Mincha /Farbrengen: 7:00 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 8:50 pm

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

Kiddush Sponsors - Bamidbar

  • Mr. Milton Goodman in honor of his birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mrs. Gisela Kasirer for the yahrtzeit of her mother in law Rochel bas Pesach Tzvi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Mr. & Dr. Martin Leaderman in honor of their son Shmuel’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Levenberg in honor of Rabbi Simcha Levenberg’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Zalman Roth’s father Reb Yaakov ben Reb Zalmen Leib ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Shagalov for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Rae Shagalov’s father Reb Dovid Anshil ben Reb Eliyhu ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilach Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Weiss’s brother Lee ben Reb Yacov 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.

Women's Hakhel Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Bamidbar

6:30 pm at the home of: Mrs. Tzirel Frankel
109 S Vista St.

Mazal Tov To - Bamidbar

  • Mr. & Mrs. Elozor Plotke on the marriage of their daughter Sarah Aidel to Mendy Grifkin.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Plotke on the birth of their daughter Shira. Mazal tov to the grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Elozor Plotke.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yankee Raichik on the engagement of their son Avremi to Rivky Hartman.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Eli Vcherashansky - 5 Sivan
  • Nosson Pesach Sroka - 6 Sivan
  • Mr. Milton Goodman - 6 Sivan
  • Mr. Gary Apfel - 9 Sivan
  • Mr. Yisroel Schochet - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yisroel Noach Raichik - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi Simcha Levenberg - 9 Sivan
  • Shmuel Leaderman - 10 Sivan
  • Yoisef Yitzchok Halevi Ginsburg - 11 Sivan
  • Rabbi Yosef Nathanson - 11 Sivan

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholem Perl - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen - 9 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shmuel Eiferman - 9 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Goldman - 11 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yakov Greenbaum - 11 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Dovid Anshil ben Reb Eliyhu (Mrs. Rae Shagalov’s father) - 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
  • 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 - Bamidbar

Our Pledge of Allegiance 
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

The wording of the Rebbe’s bracha for the Yom Tov of Shavuos; Kabbolas HaTorah b’Simcha uv’Pnimius, to receive the Torah with joy and taken internally originated with the Previous Rebbe.

One may ask that every Yom Tov is a time of simcha; why do mention simcha specifically in the bracha for the Yom Tov of Shavuos?

There is a story about a chosid named Rav Peretz (who was a melamed and known to be on a high level in the service of Hashem) who once came to the Rebbe Maharash for Shavuos. He wasn’t expecting to be granted a yechidus but out of the blue the secretaries suddenly called him into the Rebbe. During his yechidus he complained to the Rebbe that he felt like he was an empty vessel (meaning he is not where his is supposed to be in his service of Hashem). The Rebbe responded positively saying that if he felt like an empty vessel he had already reached an important level in his service of Hashem. Then the Rebbe said to him that he was already on the road but that he still needed to wash out his vessel. Usually that is done with Tehillim and tears; but not before Shavuos. We approach Kabbolas HaTorah with simcha.

It is known that the transformation of the Jewish people that took place from before to after Matan Torah was a transformation of gerus, of conversion. When we entered into the new covenant at Matan Torah we were converted into the Jewish nation. When we became a nation we became a new being which is a great cause for simcha!

Even though Shavuos is the Yartzeit of David HaMelech who was the author of Tehillim, and therefore there is no better time to recite Tehillim, which is even better when it is with tears, nevertheless we don’t. This is because of the overwhelming simcha of our collective gerus, our conversion to becoming the Jewish people. This simcha is remembered and relived every Shavuos throughout the entire Yom Tov.

So far we have explained the reason the Rabbeim wish us a kabbolas HaTorah bSimcha; but why does the bracha include; “u’v’pnimius, and inwardly” as well? The answer can be understood from the example of when a person becomes a citizen of a new country. When he is tested and confirmed he isn't just checked that he knows and follows the rules but they look to see if he is involved and motivated, patriotic to be a new citizen of their country. The same is true when we become a nation on Shavuos. On Shavuos we don’t just go through the motions, robotically fulfilling the obligations of hearing the Ten Commandments and eating cheese cake just to fulfill the requirements and no more. We internalize the greatness of Shavuos and the opportunity we have been given to receive the Torah with true involvement and simcha. This simcha and pnimius gives us inspiration and power for the entire year.

A Good Yom Tov! Kabbolas HaTorah b’Simcha uv’Pnimius

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

Announcements - Bechukosai

  • 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!!!
  • CAMP: Girls! Sign up today for Camp Gan Yisroel!! Space is limited and filling fast. Click here for more info.  To help sponsor the security guard for the camp facility during the summer while our children are enjoying camp, please go to www.gofundme.com/cgi-hp.
  • TEHILLIM: Please say tehillim for Nachum ben Perl.

Shabbos Schedule - Bechukosai

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:42 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: 9:16 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:30 am
  • Hakhel - Mesibas Shabbos for girls in Shul: 4:30 pm 
  • Rabbi Bukiet's Sota Shiur: 6:30 pm 
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:40 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:40 pm - Avos Perek 5
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:45 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Sivan: Sunday, 28 Iyar/June 5, 11:44 am
  • Rosh Chodesh Sivan: Tuesday, June 7.

Kiddush Sponsors - Bechukosai

  • The Gaboim of the Shul in honor of Shabbos Chazak. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Mrs. Nechama Amilov as a seudas hoidoah for all the miracles and kindness Hashem has shown her family. May Hashem continue to shower them and the entire community with kol tuv sela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Leiba Nathanson’s father Reb Mordechai ben Reb Shlomo 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 - Bechukosai

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

Shabbos Kalla

Sarah Aidel Plotke
Invites all women to her Shabbos Kalla
6:30 at 350 N Poinsettia Pl.
Speaker: Mrs. Chana Rochel Schusterman 

Mazal Tov To - Bechukosai

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shimon Benarroch on the marriage of their granddaughter Chayale Glukowsky to Gershon Muchnik.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossel Brod on the engagement of their daughter Moussie to Sholom Ber Eckhaus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon on the bas mitzvah of their granddaughter and on the upshren of their grandson.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Noson Kesselman - 29 Iyar
  • Mr. Moshe Susman - 1 Sivan
  • Mr. Yankel Ginsburg - 1 Sivan
  • Michel Revere - 1 Sivan
  • Mr. Yisroel Feiner - 1 Sivan
  • Mr. Yisroel Koch - 2 Sivan
  • Moshe Yitzchok Yusevitch - 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 ben Reb Shlomo (Mrs. Chana Leiba Nathanson’s father) - 4 Sivan

Devar Torah - Bechukosai

The Rebbe the Writer and the Warden:
How any moment and any one of us is exceptional and capable of breaking the lockdown Galus and bringing the Geula Now!
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

After this Shabbos we begin the final week of Sefiras HaOmer in preparation for Shavuos. We learn about the preciousness of time, how every moment is unique and every day important. During Sefirah we do our best to use and account for our time in the service of Hashem.

Matan Torah reminds us that every person is indispensable and valuable, even the most simple and unnoticed person. We see that Moshe Rabbenu was not allowed to receive the Torah until every single individual was present, even those that bowed to the graven image of micha.

This week I was visiting the prisoners at the local jail. All of a sudden they placed the entire institution of over 1800 prisoners under complete lockdown. I was required to stay until they lifted the order. Why? Because they had a suspicion that one prisoner out of the entire facility might be missing. They had to account for each and every person before anyone could be released from lockdown. This first hand experience was a good reminder about how important everyone is to all of us. Even if there is a doubt if someone missing or left out it effects everything, maybe even bringing us all into ‘lockdown’ until we account for and help that one wandering soul. It is with this attitude and this perspective that we approach the Yom Tov of Shavuos. We go together and prepare to receive the gift of Hashem's Torah on Shavuos.

Nevertheless many of us feel so many time constraints. There's only so many hours in a day. How much can really accomplish with all the demands and   responsibilities we already juggle? Where are we going to get the necessary time and energy to devote to searching for and helping those around us that may be missing? It's daunting and unending task. There is a story from the Rebbe that teaches us that it is possible for each one of us to be successful. There was a Chosid by the name of Mayer Blizinsky in Israel who was in the baking business. He had a lot of contacts and friends in nonreligious circles. He befriended man by the name of Avigdor HaMeiri, a famous novelist at that time. He had just written a fictional story about a religious person that left Judaism. Through Mayer's contact with Avigdor, Avigdor decided to send the book to the Rebbe. Eventually he also went to see the Rebbe in New York. During his yechidus the Rebbe went through the book quoting different passages in detail, showing a deep understanding of what was written.  Avigdor HaMeiri was extremely impressed and touched with the Rebbe’s grasp and the fact that he had taken so much of his precious time from his very busy schedule to consider his thoughts. The Rebbe then asked him a question that got underneath his skin. The Rebbe asked: “What will the youth gain from your book?” This question in particular made him consider everything that he was doing and got him to reflect on the worth of his efforts. What indeed was the message that he was sending to the youth? In what way would their lives and lives of the next generation be improved by what he was writing? What was the purpose of his writing if the youth weren’t going to gain? Was he just enjoying the pleasure of writing and publishing or was there a real purpose behind his work? He then asked the Rebbe: “How did you find the time to read this book when you have so much to do and so many other responsibilities?”. The Rebbe answered that “time is infinite”. If we utilize time properly we have success. When we utilize time properly we can achieve on many levels. 

These two stories teach a lesson about the Rebbe’s call to all of us to do all that we can to bring Moshiach. Some say: “I'm really not a candidate to be successful at doing this. Someone else is far more fitting than I. He or she will be the one who will do what is necessary to bring Moshiach”. Others may accept that they have a job to do but at any particular moment in time in a particular situation may say: “Right now is just not the time to be inserting Moshiach into the conversation or situation. Another time during a different conversation or circumstance will be more fitting. I’ll do it then.” Others may accept that they have a job to do to help bring Moshiach and that they need to bring it into every situation, but nonetheless say:  “Yes its true, no doubt that I must do all that I can to bring Moshiach in the situation that confronts me but, today is just not that day, I’m too stressed out. Tomorrow will be a better day, I’ll do it then.”

The lesson from these two stories is clear. Today is a great day to do all that we can to bring Moshiach. It depends on each one of us and no one else. Each in our own way, exactly within the present situation. Time is infinite if we use it well. Do we ask ourselves and remember what the effect of what we are saying and what we are doing in this world? Standing before Shavuos let's ask ourselves just as in the story: “What will be gained, what will our children will gain from what we are doing?”

Every single one of us is important and every single one of us is necessary for the fulfilling the purpose of creation, the revelation of Moshiach now, today. May we all merit to receive together as one the Torah Chadasha of Moshiach this Shavuos.

A Good Shabbos

Last Shacharis at Goodman!

Today is the last Shacharis at the Goodman's shiva
Please make every effort to join the minyan  today. 


 Mr. Milton Goodman
is shiva until Friday on the passing of his wife Frances ob"m.

Address: 107  N Mansfield Ave.
Shacharis at 8 am - help with minyan needed!!! 
No visitors between 11 am and 3 pm

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

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