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Shul Bulletin

Goldman Bris

The Goldman Bris
will iy"h take place on Sunday, 30 Shevat/February 26,
10 am in Moshe Ganz Hall - 360 N. La Brea Ave.
May we only share simchas together.

Announcements - Mishpatim

  • 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 Boruch Aharon ben Dina Nassy.
  • THURSDAY, 4 Adar/March 2: Dealing with Apathy Towards Yiddishkeit!!! Click here for more info.

Shabbos Schedule - Mishpatim

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 5:27 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
  • KYY: 10:15 am
  • Mincha: 5:25 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 6:30 pm
  • Molad for Chodesh Adar: Sunday, Shevat 30/February 26, 6:20 pm and 9 chalokim. 
  • Rosh Chodesh Adar Sunday & Monday, February 26 & 27.

Sholom Zochor's & Bris - Mishpatim

Ari & Mirale Goldman
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
8:30 pm in shul - 356 N La Brea Ave.

Berel and Nechama Thaler
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 126 N Sycamore Ave.

The Thaler Bris
will iy”h take place on Shabbos
1:15 pm at 126 N Sycamore Ave.
Followed by light Kiddush.

Kiddush Sponsors - Mishpatim

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Fishman for the 60th yahrtzeit of Mr. Moshe Fishman’s mother Malka Leah bas Efraim Zalman ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. Also in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • The Davidoff & Ladyzhensky for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Charna bas Avrohom ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. Milton Goodman for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Frances Goodman’s mother Tzivya bas Moshe Hersh ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chaim Lerner in honor of Mr. Chaim Lerner’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalmen Roth for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Esther Roth’s father Meshulam Zalman ben Volf Hersh Hakohen ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaisef Wolowik for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Henny Wolowik’s father Shlomo Zalman ben Reb Yona ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Mishpatim

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Antian in honor of their son Yoav’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendy Greenbaum in honor of Rabbi Mendy Greenbaum’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yakov Greenbaum for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Baila Greenbaum’s father Yisroel Shimon ben Shneur Zalman ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Baruch Kreiman in honor of Rabbi Baruch Kreiman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Danny Weiss in honor of Mr. Danny Weiss’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Steve Zipp for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Steve Zipp’s brother Yosef ben Dovid ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Mishpatim

4:45 pm at the home of Mrs. Tova Levine
361 N Vista St. 
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Mazal Tov To - Mishpatim

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shloime Arnold on the birth of their grandson. Mazal tov to the great-grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Yitzchok Arnold.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Bart on the marriage of their daughter Chanale to Mordechai Touger.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ari Goldman on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosske Mishulovin on the engagement of their daughter Chava to Tzvi Isikovitz.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Berel Thaler on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Thaler.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Mendy Greenbaum - 29 Shevat
  • Mr. Berl Sroka - 30 Shevat
  • Yosef Yitzchak Shusterman - 30 Shevat
  • Yitzchak Menashe Stark - 1 Adar II
  • Chaim Asher Andrusier - 2 Adar I
  • Mr. Chaim Lerner - 2 Adar II
  • Mr. Shimon Zeifman - 2 Adar II
  • Rabbi Sruly Yusevitch - 3 Adar II
  • Rabbi Baruch Kreiman - 3 Adar II
  • Schneur Zalman Wagshul - 3 Adar II
  • Sholom Dovber Winograd - 3 Adar II
  • Mr. Danny Weiss - 4 Adar II
  • Moshe Burston - 5 Adar II
  • Yoav Antian - 5 Adar II

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Fishman - 30 Shevat
  • Mr. & Mrs. Efraim Lezak - 30 Shevat
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Michy Rav-Noy - 30 Shevat
  • Mr. & Mrs. Aryeh Leib Ehrlich - 1 Adar II
  • Mr. & Mrs. Isser Goldstein - 4 Adar II

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Malka Leah bas Reb Efraim Zalman (Mr. Moshe Fishman’s mother) - 29 Shevat
  • Reb Shlomo Zalman ben Reb Yona (Mrs. Henny Wolowik’s father) - 29 Shevat
  • Reb Yosef ben Reb Dovid (Mr. Steve Zipp’s brother) - 29 Shevat
  • Harav Yisroel Shimon ben Reb Shneur Zalman (Mrs. Baila Greenbaum’s father) - 30 Shevat
  • Charna bas Reb Avrohom (Mrs. Esther Davidoff’s grandmother) - 1 Adar I
  • Yehudis bas Reb Kasriel Hakohen (Mr. Efraim Lezak’s mother) - 3 Adar I
  • Tzivya bas Reb Moshe Hersh (Mrs. Frances Goodman’s mother) - 3 Adar I
  • Reb Leib ben Reb Shmuel (Mr. Betzalel Fleischman’s father) - 4 Adar I
  • Reb Meshulam Zalman ben Reb Volf Hersh Hakohen (Mrs. Esther Roth’s father) - 5 Adar I
  • Reb Yakov Ber Halevi (Dr. Sholem Gimpel’s father) - 5 Adar II

Devar Torah - Mishpatim

Everything we do, however small,
Changes the World Forever
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This week is parshas Mishpatim, Shabbos Mevarchim Chodesh Adar and Shabbos Shekalim. With so much going on some feel challenged to keep up. Having learned the parshas of Yisro with Matan Torah and then parshas Mishpatim with all details we’ve been busy. Next week will be parshas Terumah with the Mishkon with all its parts and particulars. Add onto it that this week is also Shabbos Mevarchim Chodesh Adar and Shabbos Shekalim!  When we feel overwhelmed we either go numb, get nervous, or fall into a depression. In today’s world when we feel depressed many go to a therapist to take care about how feel about ourselves.

The Alter Rebbe in the Tanya chapters 26-28 gives all the answers about how to keep moving forward when we are feeling down.   Our job is to simply apply what is written. Many times we feel that we do not have what it takes to see our challenges through in a happy way. Especially at times when there’s so much going on we feel the pitch. One day we’re doing okay the next we fall through. Other times we try and we try but we never seem to arrive. The Alter Rebbe in these chapters sets down a fundamental focus and principle.  Internally, within our daily experiences there are two simultaneous parts at work. The animal soul wants to do negative and selfish things while the G-dly soul is motivated to do only good.  At any moment any time or any situation that we defer a pleasure, overcome an obstacle, learn a little extra, daven  with a little more focus and intention or overcome our impatience and be nice to someone anyway, no matter how small the act we change the world. It may look like some small detail or insignificant act but every detail has infinite value on high.

The Rebbe wrote a letter to a bachur (14 Shevat 5715-1955) in response to his complaints about his spiritual standing and the fact that he does not follow through on his resolutions. The Rebbe told him that the best way to get out of his situation is to stop involving himself with thoughts about himself. Since our job is to be “day workers” people who bring light into the world, he should busy himself with others. When he will do this he will see how things will change for the better in his personal life as well. 

The Rebbe took so much joy in every little detail that people did for others. Once there were two boys in a yeshiva in Israel that decided that the Rebbe wanted them to create a gemach. They found a few shekalim and bought some pencils. With this they opened “Keren David” (named after one of the two)  an official and beneficial ‘pencil gemach’  providing benefit for their fellow students. When the new institution was up and running they wrote the Rebbe to inform him. They received an answer (Channukah 5742-1981) . The Rebbe acknowledged receipt of their letter and said that it was a good and timely idea. He also noted that it was the days of Chanukah and during Chanukah we add consistently in light. He encouraged the boys to continue this throughout the year and said that he would read their letter by the previous Rebbe’s resting place. He also sent money to be a partner in their operation!

We could be cynical. We could say what’s the big deal; a couple of kids were lending a few pencils to some of their fellow students. That was not the Rebbe’s approach. How valuable and how precious it is that two boys would do something good for others! The main thing is to start. If we will begin it will grow and grow if we remain focused on the positive. May everyone’s efforts, no matter how small combine with all the good deeds that everyone does and has done, and altogether merit the ultimate good of Moshiach now.

A Good Shabbos A Good Chodesh

Chesed Shel Emes. Levaya Friday!! Minyan Needed

Mrs. Norma Candib ob"m
a Yiddishe lady who used to be in the La‎ Brea nursing home
(across Toras Emes) passed away.

The Levaya will iy"h take place
Friday, 28 Shevat/Feb 24, 12:30 pm
at Mount Olive Cemetery
7231 East Slauson Ave. Commerce, 90040

MINYAN NEEDED!!!
Please respond if you can make it
Thanks in advance 

Schwartzie's Legacy Fund

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Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz aka SCHWARTZIE had a unique ability to motivate and empower others to maximize their potential. He inspired Chasidik Rabbis, Reconstructionist Rabbis, and "any Jew that moved". He taught his flock to do one more Mitzvah. “YIDDLE BY YIDDLE”. He was friends with the Holy teachers from Israel, and best friends with bongo thumping homeless hippies at Venice Beach.
Schwartzie never cared for buildings or plaques on walls. But he did have one project that is still incomplete. His book. He actually was working on two books.
Today we are asking YOU to help us launch this great initiative which will allow Schwartzie to live through the continued work of the Chai Center and its activities, and G-d willing have the first volume printed by the 1st Yartzeit affording the opportunity “for any Jew that moves” to read about Schwartzie. We also plan on Gathering, Restoring, and Preserving, the hundreds of hours of audio/video of Schwartzie spanning 71 years of his life which will be made for the public. The Rabbi beyond borders and labels for generations to come.

All donors will have their name printed in the book

 

TONIGHT!!! Rutner Siyum Sefer Torah!!!

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Announcements - Yisro

  • 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 Boruch Aharon ben Dina Nassy.
  • SUNDAY: Taharas Hamishpocho Review PART TWO- For Men with Rabbi Moshe Kesslman. Sunday, 23 Shevat/February 19. Click here for more info.

Men's Taharas Hamishpacha Course PART TWO!!!

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Shabbos Schedule - Yisro

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 5:21
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:24 am
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:20 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • KYY: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 5:20 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 6:24 pm

Sholom Zochor - Yisro

Rabbi & Mrs. Yerachmiel Wolowik
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 711 N McCadden Pl.

Kiddush Sponsors - Yisro

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Fishman for the yahrtzeits of Mr. Moshe Fishman’s father Reb Yaakov ben Reb Moshe ob"m and stepmother Ruth Gittel bas Reb Meir ob"m. May the neshomos have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s grandmother Chaya Soro bas Reb Note Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Binyomin Kaplan for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Gittel Kaplan’s father Reb Ezra Refoel ben Reb Dovber ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Raichik for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Miriam Raichik’s father Reb Avrohom ben Reb Yosef ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Velvel Tsikman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Velvel Tsikman’s mother Dina Reizel bas Reb Yitzchok Aaron ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Yisro

  • Mr. & Mrs. Sender Klein in honor of Mr. Sender Klein’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Wilansky in honor of their birthdays. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Shabbos Kalla - Yisro

Chana'le Bart
invites all women to her Shabbos Kalla
4:30 at 261 S Mansfield Ave.
Speaker: Mrs. Malka Touger

Mazal Tov To - Yisro

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Ber Levine on the engagement of their granddaughter Dini Levine to Shmuly Lehrer. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yerachmiel Wolowik on the birth of their son.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Yechezkel Pinson - 22 Shevat
  • Baruch Mordechai Rav~Noy - 22 Shevat
  • Mr. Sender Klein - 22 Shevat
  • Aharon Eliezer Mishulovin - 23 Shevat
  • Mr. Beryl Kaufman - 24 Shevat
  • Zalmy Gurary - 24 Shevat
  • Rabbi Pinchas Winograd - 25 Shevat
  • Levi Yitzchok Berger - 26 Shevat
  • Mendel Halevi Ginsburg - 27 Shevat

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Yaakov ben Reb Moshe (Mr. Moshe Fishman’s father) - 22 Shevat
  • Reb Avrohom Yaakov ben Reb Meir Hakohen (Mr. Zechariah Davidson’s grandfather) - 22 Shevat
  • Chaya Soro bas Reb Note Moshe (Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s grandmother) - 22 Shevat
  • Reb Esther bas Reb Volf (Mr. Zev Oster’s mother) - 23 Shevat
  • Reb Efrayim ben Reb Avrohom (Rabbi Benyomin Hoffman’s father) - 24 Shevat
  • Reb Ezra Refoel ben Reb Dovber (Mrs. Gittel Kaplan’s father) - 24 Shevat
  • Reb Avrohom ben Reb Yosef (Mrs. Miriam Raichik’s father) - 24 Shevat
  • Dina Reizel bas Reb Yitzchok Aaron (Rabbi Velvel Tsikman’s mother) - 25 Shevat
  • Eyde bas Reb Nochum (Mr. Maayan Kerbel’s grandmother) - 25 Shevat
  • Raizel bas Reb Chaim Binyomin Halevi (Rabbi Naftoli Estulin’s mother) - 26 Shevat
  • Ruth Gittel bas Reb Meir (Mr. Moshe Fishman’s stepmother) - 26 Shevat
  • Lin ben Reb Avrohom Halevi (Mr. Pinchas Hirsch’s brother) - 28 Shevat
  • Reb Yitzchak Aharon ben Reb Aharon (Mrs. Shoshana Plotkin’s father) - 28 Shevat

Devar Torah - Yisro

Through our Connection we will find a Way;
through Indifference we will find an Excuse
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

In this week’s parsha we find that Yisro left his home in Midyan and traveled through the desert to meet with Moshe Rabbenu. Rashi explains what inspired this long and arduous journey.  He heard about the splitting of the Red Sea and the war with Amalek. What was it about these two things that pushed him to leave his comfort zone?

Amalek represents doubt (Amalek has the same numerical value as safek, doubt). Doubt creates coldness and indifference in the service of Hashem. Amalek made the Jews cold creating doubt, as it says; “Asher karcha b’derech, they made you cold on the way”.  When we need some warming up to the Torah and mitzvos what can we do? Some say the best thing to do is to learn a chapter of the Tanya or a Maamar Chassidus and little by little you will warm up. Anyone who’s ever been really cold knows that the only way to dispel the freezing cold and shivering is by stoking the flames turning up the heat high. Breaking through coldness requires strong and definitive action not a step-by-step process. In our service of Hashem we warm up when we throw ourselves away entirely from our present situation and its constraints into kedusha without reservation. In other words the way to annul the klipah of Amalek is not with our intellect and contemplation perse rather with wholehearted dedication and holy irrationality, shtus d’kedusha.

In this weeks parsha Yisro reappears. Before he went out into the desert he had already tried every form of idolatry in the world. Yisro learned an important lesson from the war with Amalek. He learned that he had to leave his home. He could not stay at home and use his mind to sift through to reach the message of Hashem and His Torah. He had to uproot himself entirely and go out into the desert and receive the Torah. This is what he learned from hearing about the war with Amalek.

What inspired Yisro about the splitting of the Red Sea that also caused him to go out to the desert?  An incredible series of miracles occurred during the splitting the Red Sea. Sometimes we can hear about all kinds of miracles and not be moved. Even though the world witnessed the splitting of the Red Sea Amalek remained unchanged and indifferent, just as cold as ever. They picked the moment right before the receiving of the Torah to attack. So to in our daily lives doubts arise the moment we are about to perform a mitzvah. These doubts come from the Amalek within.  The Torah teaches us how to nullify those thoughts. The Torah says; “Bachar lanu anashim, choose for us men (to go out and wage war with Amalek)” Rashi explains that the word (s) “for us” means anshei Moshe, the men of Moshe. Who are the men of Moshe? The men of Moshe are those that are dedicated and connected to Moshe, and in our times the Rebbe, the Moshe Rabbenu, the expansion of Moshe in our generation. The Rebbe once described this connection by saying that by connecting to the previous Rebbe we become connected with all of the Rabbeim including the Alter Rebbe, the Baal Shem Tov, Achia HaShiloni and thereby to Atzmus Ein Sof, the essence of Hashem’s infiniteness. One can also take a shortcut. They can be attached to the Nasi, the Rebbe of our generation and thereby to Atzmus u’M’hus,  to Hashem’s essence.

There are times when we cannot destroy Amalek but only weaken it. A pasuk say’s that Yehoshua weakened, not destroyed Amalek. Even though Yehoshua only weakened Amalek nevertheless it was sufficient inspiration for Yisro to come running. Even if we cannot destroy doubt nonetheless we can weaken it. We don’t have time for debates. As long as we weaken our doubts enough to say the words “naaseh v’nishma, we will do and we will hear” we are ready to receive the Torah.

Over thirty years ago Rav Yisroel Shimon Kalmanson was a Shochet of chickens at a facility on Pitkin Avenue. The owner was not religious. The owner’s wife and daughter had become more observant due to the involvement of the Shochtim and the Lubavitcher Chassidim that would frequent the facility. One day the owner took ill and was in a coma.  The wife and daughter went to the Ohel of the previous Rebbe to daven for his recovery. The owner woke up soon thereafter with a story. He said that the previous Rebbe came to him in a dream and told him that if he wants to get better he needs to give the Rebbe $1000. For every $1000 he will be granted a year of life.  He sent the Rebbe $1000 with an explanation of his dream. The Rebbe sent him a response explaining that the $1000 is not physical dollars rather it means that he should keep kosher.  He started keeping kosher and got well for a few years. But after some time feeling confident that he would be okay he became lax in his observance of kosher. His wife and daughter begged to not waiver in his observance but he felt confident. Sometime later he got sick again and did not recover. Sometimes person can have his own splitting of the Red Sea, his own personal miracle but still not overcome Amalek.

May Hashem give each and everyone of us the strength to weaken the Amalek, the  doubts complacency and coldness of our time. By being “anshei Moshe” connected to the Rebbe  the leader of our generation and journeying into the desert merit to ultimately destroy Amalek once and for all and receive the Torah Chadasha of Moshiach immediately.

A Good Shabbos

Letter from Rabbi Boyarsky. Re: Aleph Auction

Dear Friends:

Close your eyes for 30 seconds, if you would, and imagine the sight/plight of a young child, clinging onto Daddy, as the prison visit comes to and end.....

It's nearly impossible to describe the feelings of a young mother, whose husband and former breadwinner was suddenly taken away from her in cuffs, and who now has to deal with hysterical children, eviction notices and paralyzing  shame. Contrary to the general misconception, most of these families are destitute, and in many cases, don’t even have enough money to visit Daddy.

For thousands of heart broken families, and their loved ones in prison, Aleph's reminder that you are not alone, you are not forgotten, is a priceless gift. 

Aleph's military division provides spiritual support to thousands of soldiers in the US Armed forces. ProjectTikvah.org (a divison of Aleph)  provides crucial intervention to adolescents who are in/facing prison as a result of mental illness/addiction.

Please consider partnering in Aleph's auction - which ends tomorrow (Monday) - to help ensure Aleph's team of 40 staff, can continue responding to the 1000+ cries for help, we receive on a monthly basis.

Please visit www.aleph.auction/ca - you may just win up to $100,000!

Alternatively, please email rve@aleph-institute.org, if you would like someone from the Aleph team to follow up with you.

Please consider encouraging family and friends to join as well. 

May HASHEM bless you and your loved ones with good health, happiness, Nahas and much prosperity.  May the joy you bring to others radiate back at you! With prayers that we all be reunited in Yerushalyim with the coming of Moshiach ever so soon!

On behalf of all of us at Aleph, and the thousands of lives who will be touched by your kindness: Thank you! Thank you!

Rabbi Zvi Boyarsky

Schwartz Shiva Info

The Schwartz Family
is sitting shiva until Thursday morning
on the passing of their father Reb Shlomo Schwartz ob”m

Address:
3115 Purdue Ave. Los Angeles 90066

Minyanim:
Shacharis- 7, 7:30, 8 & 8:30 am.
Mincha- 5:15 pm.
Maariv- 6:15 & 8:15 pm.

The family requests you post your pictures and stories here.

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

Marks Shiva Info

The Marks Family
is sitting shiva until Thursday morning
on the passing of their father Reb Nochum Marks ob"m

Address:
12811 Waddell St. Valley Village 91607.

Times:
9am-1pm, 4:30 to 9:30pm.
No visitors 1 to 4:30 pm.

Minyanim:
Shacharis 8:00am,
Mincha Maariv-5:20 pm

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

Men's Taharas Hamishpacha Course

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Announcements - Beshalach

  • 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 Boruch Aharon ben Dina Nassy.
  • SUNDAY: Taharas Hamishpocho Review - For Men with Rabbi Mordechai Farkash. Sunday, 16 Shevat/February 12. Click here for more info.

Shabbos Schedule - Beshalach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 5:14
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:24 am
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • KYY: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 5:15 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 6:17 pm

Double Shalom Zachor In Shul Friday night

Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Kaye and Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Hoch
would like to invite the entire shul to a Double Shalom Zachor
Friday night in our shul

May we only share in Simchas together

Kiddush Sponsors - Beshalach

  • Mr. Milton Goodman for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Frances Goodman’s father Reb Avrohom ben Reb Shmuel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mrs. Nechama Amilov 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.
  • The Bastomski family for the yahrtzeit of their sister Nechomo Basya bas Reb Avrohom Yitzchok ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chaim Lerner in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. 
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avrohom Plotkin for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Avrohom Plotkin’s father Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Nochum Tzvi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky in honor of Mr. Shaul Raigorodsky’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalmen Roth for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Esther Roth’s mother Sheva bas Reb Yitzchok Aizik ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Schneerson for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yossi Schneerson’s grandfather Reb Yehudah ben Reb Tzvi Hirsh ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Beshalach

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Moshe Anatian’s father Reb Yoav ben Reb Dovid ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Pinson in honor of Mrs. Devora Pinson’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yankee Raichik in honor of Rabbi Yankee Raichik’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Beshalach

4:45 pm at the home of Mrs. Tzirel Frankel
109 S Vista St. 
Speaker: Mrs. Chana Rochel Schusterman

Mazal Tov To - Beshalach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Hoch on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovid Kaye on the birth of their son.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Ber Levine on the bar mitzvah of their grandson Yechiel Aharon Brisky.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Nochum Pinson - 16 Shevat
  • Mr. Alon Zak - 16 Shevat
  • Eli Feigelstock - 16 Shevat
  • Rabbi Lazer Handlesman - 16 Shevat
  • Baruch Mordechai Muchnik - 17 Shevat
  • Rabbi Yankee Raichik - 17 Shevat
  • Yisroel Aryeh Leib Friedman - 18 Shevat
  • Mr. Shaul Raigorodsky - 18 Shevat
  • Binyomin Wolowik - 18 Shevat
  • Rabbi Shmuli Pinson - 19 Shevat
  • Rabbi Yosef Bukiet - 19 Shevat
  • Rabbi Moshe Aron Weiss - 19 Shevat

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuvein Caplan - 15 Shevat
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chaim Lerner - 18 Shevat

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Nechomo Basya bas Reb Avrohom Yitzchok (Rabbi Yisroel Bastomski’s sister) - 16 Shevat
  • Reb Yehudah ben Reb Tzvi Hirsh (Rabbi Yossi Schneerson’s grandfather) - 17 Shevat
  • Reb Yitzchok ben Reb Nochum Tzvi (Mr. Avrohom Plotkin’s father) - 19 Shevat
  • Reb Meir ben Reb Chaim Aryeh Leibesh (Mrs. Tova Levine’s father) - 20 Shevat
  • Sheva bas Reb Yitzchok Aizik (Mrs. Esther Roth’s mother) - 21 Shevat
  • Reb Yoav ben Reb Dovid (Mr. Moshe Anatian’s father) - 21 Shevat

Devar Torah - Beshalach

We Transform the World into Hashem’s Home
when we are Together as One
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This last Monday was Yud Shevat, the hilula of the Previous Rebbe and the day the Rebbe formally accepted the leadership, the Nesius of Chabad-Lubavitch. The Maamar for Yud Shevat, Basi Legani 5710 quotes the Medresh about how Moshe Rabbenu in the seventh generation brought the Shechina back down to this world and thereby completed the rectification of the original sin of Adam HaRishon. The Maamar explains our avodah, our service of Hashem through hiskafia and hishapcha, subduing and transforming our animal souls. Though this service we participate in completing the work of Moshe Rabbenu and the Moshe Rabbenu of this generation of bringing the Shechina down into this world in and everlasting fashion culminating with the revelation of Moshiach. Just as the Maamar discusses Hashem’s army fulfilling this task, so too we are all the Rebbe’s Shluchim in fulfilling this task. We are all leaders and teachers in some way. 

The Maamar also discusses the letters kuf reish and shin, the letters that make up both the words sheker falseness and keresh board in detail.  Kerashim boards were used to build the Mishkon. The maamar discusses their meaning in the service of Hashem. Though our service of Hashem we take the falseness of the world and we transform it into a dwelling place, a Mishkon for Hashem.

In the Rebbe’s Maamarim for Yud Shevat 5717 and 5737, corresponding to the 7th chapter of the original Basi Legani of 5710, (and all 7’s are beloved) the letters of daled and reish are discussed and compared. Both letters mean the same thing, poverty. The name of the letter daled means dales, poor.  The name of the letter reish means rash, which also means poor.  The only difference in the form the two letters is in their top corner. The top corner of the reish is round while the top corner of the daled has something sticking out which we call a yud. The yud is the smallest of the letters of the aleph-beis. Being the smallest it represents the characteristic of self-nullification and humility. The reish represents the sitra achra, the side of un-holiness, because it is devoid of self-nullification or humility. The daled which has the yud, represents holiness, meaning that which has self-nullification and humility.

In the relationship of a teacher to student or a parent to a child where there is both a giver and a receiver, there is a yud in both sides of a relationship filled with holiness, kedusha. The yud represents the ability of the student or the child to set-aside their preoccupations and prepare to receive teacher’s or the parent’s message. The yud of the teacher represents the need to minimize his or her knowledge. If they would like to be effective they need to look at the unique circumstances and needs of the student or child to determine what is most appropriate from their knowledge to share for their distinct situation. The yud represents the understanding and caring that comes from listening.  It takes time to fully integrate the student or the child’s background and most important needs into what we give them. When we do this we are effective. This is the yud of the teacher and parent.

HaRav Yitzchok Groner once told the following story.   Growing up in Crown Heights, during recess time in yeshiva, the students would play ball in the empty lot next to 770 (an area which would later become the downstairs Beis Medrash). The students would play while their teachers with stand on the sidelines supervising. One day the previous Rebbe was noticed watching from the balcony of his home on the second floor. He motioned to one of the teachers to get involved and to play ball with the boys.

Teachers and parents need to avoid the urge to lecture instead of doing a real job. When we get caught up in giving lectures it’s more about ourselves than those that we are trying to reach.

When we fulfill our mission as both teachers and students, parents and children then we can go forward complete and together as one. When we come together and make things whole through our relations the student and the child eventually become an effective teacher and parent for their students and children.  Together as one we go into the world transforming it into a dwelling place for Hashem and we bring Moshiach.

A Good Shabbos

Bd"e: Nachum (Roger) Marks ob"m

With sadness we announce the passing of 
Nachum (Roger) Marks - Nachum ben Nachum ob"m
Husband of Leiba Marks,
Father of Esther Perel Kreiman, Chaim, Tuvia,
Isaac, Mendy and Chana Tova Marks

The Levaya will be today - Friday, 1 PM
at Mount Olive Cemetery
7231 East Slauson Ave. Commerce, 90040

The family will be sitting shiva
at 12811 Waddell Street, Valley Village, CA 91607 

May we share only good news!!!

Bd"e: Reb Shlomo Schwartz ob"m

With sadness we announce the passing of 
Reb Shlomo Schwartz  

The aron will be leaving
at 10:30 am from Chevra Kadisha 7832 Santa Monica Blvd.
then going by Yeshiva and heading to United Airlines Cargo at LAX

May we share only good news!!! 

Tehillim Request

Please say tehillim
for a successful surgery and complete and speedy recovery for
Rochel Bas Simcha Chaya
Kapitel 53
Surgery taking place at approx 10am
May we hear and share only good news and good besuros

TONIGHT!!! Farbrengen for men

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Seder for Yud Shevat 5777

Sunday, Shevat 9/February 5

  • Shaeva licht will be available for sale in shul after Mincha
  • Maariv: 6:00 pm
  • Followed by the recitation of the first 2 chapters of the Maamar “Bossi Legani”. 
  • Followed by learning some of the mishnayos for the frierdiker Rebbe’s name

Monday, Shevat 10/February 6

  • Recitation of the next to chapters of the Maamar “Bossi Legani” will be after the 7:00 and 8:10 minyanim Shacharis
  • Mincha: 5:10 pm
  • Followed by the recitation of the final chapter of the Maamar “Bossi Legani”. 
  • Followed by studying a perek of Tanya.

Special Customs

It is customary to write a Pan and to have it placed at the Rebbe's Ohel.  If you were not able to send your Pan before Yud Shevat, you can fax the Pan to (718) 723-4444 or email it to ohel@ohelchabad.org and your Pan will be brought to the Ohel.

For more information and minhagim, see this month's Chodesh.

Changed to 9!!! - SUNDAY: 2nd Yartzeit of Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy ob"m

Please join the Rav-Noy's this Sunday, 9 Shevat/February 5, 9:00 am 
for tehilim at Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy's kever:
Mount Olive Cemetery: 7231 E Slauson Ave. 90040

The family needs help with a minyan!!
If you are able to join, please contact Levi Raichik.

Announcements - Bo

  • 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 Boruch Aharon ben Dina Nassy, and Nochum ben Perel Marks.
  • MONDAY: Farbrengen for men in shul in honor of 10 Shevat, Guest speaker- Rabbi Yecheskel Kornfeld. Click here for more info.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Taharas Hamishpocho Review - For Men with Rabbi Mordechai Farkash. Sunday, 16 Shevat/February 12. Click here for more info.

Shabbos Schedule - Bo

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 5:07
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR ALL MEN TO GET AN ALIYA THE SHABBOS BEFORE YUD SHEVAT. MINYANIM FOR KRIAH WILL BEGIN AT 9:00 AM. THE GABOIM ASK THAT EVERYONE MAKE AN EFFORT TO COME EARLY TO SHUL.
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:27 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • KYY: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 5:05 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 6:10 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Bo

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy for the yahrtzeit of their son Reb Ariel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. Also for the yahrtzeits of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s grandfather Reb Shaltiel Ze'ev ben Reb Mordechai ob"m. and brother Reb David ben Reb Aharon Yehuda Halevi H'YD ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Frankel for the yahrtzeit Rabbi Simcha Frankel’s grandfather Reb Pinchas ben Reb Dovid Hakohen ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Neshe Grossman’s father Reb Yosef Moshe ben Reb Elchonon Dovber ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • The Raichik Family for the yahrtzeit of Harav Menachem Shmuel Dovid ben Reb Shimon Halevi Raichik ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Bo

  • The Avila Family in honor of Yacov, Ari and Yonatan’s birthdays. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Alter Burston in honor of Rabbi Alter Burston’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sender Munitz in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also in honor of Rabbi Sender Munitz’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Bo

4:45 pm at the home of Mrs. Tzirel Frankel
109 S Vista St. 
Speaker: Rabbi Simcha Frankel

Mazal Tov To - Bo

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Schneerson on the marriage of their son Mendel to Mushka Witkes.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Zalmy Dubinsky - 8 Shevat
  • Mendel Wolowik - 8 Shevat
  • Mr. Aryeh Leib Ehrlich - 9 Shevat
  • Rabbi Leibel Lipsker - 9 Shevat
  • Rabbi Shmuli Chazanow - 10 Shevat
  • Moshe Lipsker - 11 Shevat
  • Rabbi Eyal Rav-Noy - 11 Shevat
  • Rabbi Yossi Solomon - 11 Shevat
  • Yisroel Noach Bastomski - 11 Shevat
  • Mr. Yacov Avila - 12 Shevat
  • Avremel Schochet - 12 Shevat
  • Mendel Katz - 12 Shevat
  • Mr. Shea Bastomski - 13 Shevat
  • Rabbi Sender Munitz - 14 Shevat
  • Mendel Novack - 14 Shevat
  • Mr. Pesach Kornreich - 14 Shevat

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon - 9 Shevat
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman - 10 Shevat
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Moshe Levin - 11 Shevat
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Dubinsky - 12 Shevat
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sender Munitz - 14 Shevat

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Harav Menachem Shmuel Dovid ben Reb Shimon Halevi Raichik - 8 Shevat
  • Reb Yosef Moshe ben Reb Elchonon Dovber (Mrs. Neshe Grossman’s father) - 8 Shevat
  • Reb Ariel ben yblch”t Reb Shaltiel Ze'ev (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s son) - 8 Shevat
  • Pesha bas Reb Yehoshua (Rabbi Jonathan Glabman’s sister) - 9 Shevat
  • Menucha Vita bas Reb Aharon (Rabbi Nochum Pinson’s mother) - 11 Shevat
  • Reb Yehoshua Heshel ben Reb Aharon Eliezer (Mrs. Devorah Leah Mishulovin’s father) - 11 Shevat
  • Reb Shaltiel Ze'ev ben Reb Mordechai (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s grandfather) - 12 Shevat
  • Reb David ben Reb Aharon Yehuda Halevi H'YD (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s brother) - 14 Shevat
  • Reb Avrohom ben Reb Shmuel (Mrs. Frances Goodman’s father) - 14 Shevat

Devar Torah - Bo

Rabbi Menachem Shmuel David HaLevi Raichik ob"m
Lessons from the life of a true Chosid
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

My father’s Yahrtzeit is this Shabbos - the eighth of Shvat. The eighth of Shevat is the anniversary of the day that ended the era of the Zekainim in the times of Yehoshuah. The Zekainim were the educators and the leaders of the generation under the guidance of Yehoshuah. When I reflect upon my father’s life and how he represents what a true chosid is, I see the hashgacha pratis in his yahrtzeit falling out on this day. As a child, I witnessed his davening and would often find him in shul late even on a weekday. He had his corner in Rabbi Halbershtam’s shul. On Shabbos he would be seen leaving shul as preparations were being made for shalosh seudos.

A friend, Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Groner ob"m of Melbourne Australia, who lived for a while in Buffalo NY, told the following story about one of my father’s trips to Buffalo to collect ma’amed. My father’s driver in Buffalo said to Rabbi Groner; “I don’t understand Rabbi Raichik.” “He tells me to be ready right after davening, but he isn’t ready until eleven o’clock in the morning. If he spends half his day davening then how does he expect us to do what we need to do?”

Reb Moshe Lazar from Italy once went on Merkaz Shlichus to Oklahoma. He stayed for Shabbos by the local shochet. When the shochet met them he asked them if they are Lubavitchers. When they answered yes he said, “Rabbi Raichik also comes here, but he only arrives home from shul two thirty in the afternoon.” There was a person who became close to Chassidus from watching the way my father davened. The Rebbe responded to this person in a letter, “You were recently inspired by observing and meditating on the ways of Rabbi Menachem Shmuel Dovid Halevy Raichik Sheyichiye, and it had added in you a great desire to be connected to ‘Ilana diChaya – the living tree’ this is pnimiyus haTorah and Toras haChassidus…” (Igros Kodesh v. 6 pg. 234)

My father would go to Reb Yoel’s chazarah when he was by the Rebbe. He had to be there. On Sunday he would sit down and write down the points of the farbrengen. He would stand up amongst the bochurim. He said that he had heard from the Previous Rebbe how important it is to come to chazarah, and what is missing if one does not. He only heard this one time from the Previous Rebbe, and as a result was always present at chazzarah.

As a child, I would sometimes wake up in middle of the night and find my father bent over a sefer. He wouldn’t go to bed until he completed all his shiurim in Chitas, Chassidus and Nigleh. When he traveled, his handbag was full of sefarim. Learning was constant, with a kvius. In Rabbi Halberstram’s shul, he had a samach vav that he kept to always learn from when he was there.

With regard to Mivtzoyim, my father was never to be seen without his tefillin. He had his daily route in Fairfax. On the day of his daughter’s wedding he did Mivtzoyim. Countless people can tell about how they put on tefillin with Rabbi Raichik. He wasn’t afraid to stand up in public for Mivtzoyim. Once, my father and Reb Sholom Gordon went to visit someone to support the yeshiva and asked him to put on tefillin. Afterwards, when they left he came running after them. He said, “You forgot the check.” Then he said, “For twenty five years people have come and have always remembered to ask for a check, but they don’t always remember to ask me to put on tefillin. Today, for the first time it’s the opposite.”

In 1973, the Rebbe introduced the mivtzah of Torah, saying that Jewish children should learn Torah. As a result, my father started a summer learning program in Los Angeles because there was a void of Torah learning. When he wrote the Rebbe a duch about the program, the Rebbe answered, “Kein yivaser tov kol hayamim – so you should give good news all your days.” The program consisted of learning Torah with the children and then going out on Mivtzoyim. For food, they ate in the Raichick restaurant at 101 N Edinburg.

In shnas shivim, in the Rebbe’s 70th year, my father went with Rabbi Gershon Shusterman to raise money for a new mikvah in Long Beach. Rabbi Berel Weiss took upon himself the obligation to pay for the mikvah. He had to convince the Hungarian community of the great importance of having a mikvah in Long Beach. My father would call Mrs. Dauer, on a regular basis to find out how many people came to use the mikvah once it was built. My father would attend the dinners for the upkeep of the mikvah and once called Rabbi Shlomo Shwartz to teach a woman who took upon herself the mitzvah of going to the mikvah.

My father knew that since he was the Rebbe’s Shadar, that he represented the Rebbe wherever he went. When he went on shlichus the first time, the Rebbe told him; “You are my shliach, you represent me. If I were there, I would go to mizrach (the eastern wall of the shul), therefore so should you.” My father did this b’kabalas ol. Reb Moshe Groner was in Milwaukee with the two Twerski brothers. One of them told him, “I don’t understand Rabbi Raichik. He is a bituldike Yid, yet he was shtuping to stand by the mizrach wall.” The only reason he did this was because he represented the Rebbe.

One could think or imply that my father was a “himel mentsch,” a lofty person. The truth is that my father also understood this world very well. He understood business and he understood the stock market. He understood the physical well and used it to perform many acts of ahavas Yisroel. If someone didn’t have a job he would be on the phone every week to see how he was doing. If someone new came to Los Angeles and entered in business, he became involved in how their business was prospering. When he spoke to others he knew each person in the family. He knew what was bothering other people, even in small matters. Even though he would daven late normally on Friday night, if he had guests who might be hungry he would be home before six so they could eat. He would take loans for other people to help them. The people who gave him the loans thought that they were for him.

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