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PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY!! 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.

WE STILL NEED A LOT OF STUFF

PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY.

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

Thanks

Announcements - Shabbos Chol Hamoed

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
  • 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. 

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Schedule

Friday, 19 Tishrei/September 28
Erev Shabbos Chol Hamoed

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:23

Shabbos, 20 Tishrei/September 29
Shabbos Chol Hamoed

  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:44 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • NO Kol Yakov Yehuda this Shabbos :(
  • Mincha: 5:20 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:26 pm

Sunday, 21 Tishrei/September 30
Hoshanah Rabba

  • Tehillim: 1 am
  • Shacharis: 7, 8, 9 & 9:30 am
  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 6:20 pm
  • Marriv: 7:15 pm
  • Followed by:
    Kiddush & Farbrengen for MEN: in the SUKKAH.
    Seudas Yom Tov for WOMEN: in KOLEL
  • Children's Hakofos: The shul will be open after maariv for those who would like to do hakofos with their children.
  • Atta Horeisa & Hakofos: 8:30 pm
  • Seudas Yom Tov for MEN: in the SUKKAH following Hakofos

Monday, 22 Tishrei/October 1
Shemini Atzeres 

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:45 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Yiskor: 11:45 am
  • During Mussaf we start saying Mashiv Haruach Umorid Hageshem
  • Minchah: 6:20 pm
  • Light Yom Tov candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:22 pm
  • Children's Hakofos: Maariv 7:15 pm, followed by children's seudas yom tov and then Hakofos.
  • Kiddush & Farbrengen:for MEN in the SUKKAH, for WOMEN in the KOLEL starting at 8:00 pm
  • Atta Horeisa & Hakofos: 9:00 pm.
  • Seudas Yom Tov for MEN following Hakofos.

Tuesday, 23 Tishrei/October 2
Simchas Torah

  • Early Shacharis: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:45 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.
  • 5:45 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: 7:23 pm

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Sholom Zochor - Shabbos Chol Hamoed

Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Cohen
invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
in their sukka 858 N Mansfield

Kiddush Sponsors - Shabbos Chol Hamoed

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Mayberg for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yossi Mayberg's father Reb Moshe Tzvi ben Reb Dovber hakohen ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Mazal Tov To - Shabbos Chol Hamoed

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Cohen on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Zalman Schmukler.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yerachmiel Wolowik on the engagement of their daughter Rochele to Yankel Carlebach.

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

  • Reb Moshe Tzvi ben Reb Dovber hakohen (Rabbi Yossi Mayberg's father) - 21 Tishrei 
  • 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

Thursday: Simchas Beis Hashoeva

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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

 

Rauh Shiva

Reb Tzvi Rauh is sitting shiva on the passing of his son
David ob"m

SUNDAY ONLY
2:30 - 5 pm
1051 South Bedford #5

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

Pledge Reminder

Thank you to all who made generous Tzedakah pledges over Yom Kippur!! 

It is because of your generosity that we continue to grow and build our community!! May Hashem repay you (at least) thousand fold!!

Please pay your pledges here or send in a check as soon as possible.

With warm wishes for the geula shlaima! 

 

Announcements - Ha’azinu

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!

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Schedule

Friday, 12 Tishrei/September 21
Erev Shabbos Parshas Ha'azinu

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:33

Shabbos, 13 Tishrei/September 22
Shabbos Parshas Ha'azinu

  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:43 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • NO Kol Yakov Yehuda this Shabbos :(
  • Shiur in the Halachos of Tishrei with Rabbi Raichik: 5:30 
  • Mincha: 6:30 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:36 pm

Sunday, 14 Tishrei/September 23
Erev Sukkos

  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 6:30 pm

Monday, 15 Tishrei/September 24
First Day Sukkos 

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:43 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Minchah: 6:30 pm
  • Light Yom Tov candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:32 pm

Tuesday, 16 Tishrei/September 25
Second Day Sukkos

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:43 am 
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Minchah: 6:30 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 7:33 pm

Note: The 6:30 minyan will start at 6:25 every morning during Chol Hamoed. They will bench lulav at 6:46.

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh 

Kiddush Sponsors - Ha’azinu

  • Mr. & Mrs. Shea Bastomski for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Ariella Bastomski’s mother Chana Faiga bas Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Binyomin Kaplan for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Gittel Kaplan's Sara bas Reb Yisroel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Meilach Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Weiss’s mother Sara Leah bas Reb Yacov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Ha’azinu

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Alon Asefovitz in honor of Rabbi Alon Asefovitz’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Meir Munitz in honor of Mrs. Nechama Munitz’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, in honor of their children Chaya & Yehuda birthdays. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Ha’azinu

5:30 at the home of Mrs. Ruchama Thaler
126 S Sycamore
Speaker: Rabbi Zalman Friedman

Mazal Tov To - Ha’azinu

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 Thaler - 18 Tishrei
  • Mr. Yossi Wachtel - 18 Tishrei

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

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

Devar Torah - Ha’azinu

Schneerson Esrogim

Rabbi Yossi Schneerson
will iy"h be selling esrogim
Tonight (Mon): 6:30pm to 11pm
Wed: 9pm to 1am
Thur: 6:30pm to 11pm
Motzai shabbos: 9pm to 1am 
& Sunday at his house

Gross Shiva

 Reb Noteh Gross
is sitting shiva in NY until Tuesday on the passing of his mother 
Sarah Feigy bas Noteh Zev ob"m

Phone: 310-869-4961

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

 

Announcements - Vayeilech

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!

Schedule

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:43
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:42 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Shiur in the Halachos of Tishrei with Rabbi Raichik: 5:45 
  • Mincha: 6:45 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:46 pm

Tuesday, 9 Tishrei/September 18
Erev Yom Kippur 

  • Minchah: 2pm & 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: 6:37 pm
  • Fast Begins: 6:55 pm

Wednesday, 10 Tishrei/September 19
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: 7:40 pm

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeilech

  • 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.
  • 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.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeilech

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

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Vayeilech

5:45 pm at the home of Mrs. Nesha Grossman
366 N Citrus
Speaker: Rabbi Levi Kramer

Mazal Tov To - Vayeilech

Upcoming Birthdays

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

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • 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 Teshuva

By 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

Schmukler Kapparos

Kapparos Los Angeles 5779/2018

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY PUBIC KAPPOROS ON EREV YOM KIPPUR

Below is the information for Kapporos this year:

KAPPOROS AT JETS

SUNDAY, 7 TISHREI – SEPTEMBER 16

16601 Rinaldi St, Granada Hills, CA 91344

3PM – 6PM

Kapporos are $25

From 3pm until 3:30pm ONLY Chickens will be $15 each. Le”n Reb Berel Weiss OB"M.

 If you plan on coming then, please reserve but DON'T prepay.

There will be NO guarantee that you will have a chicken if you do not reserve by sep 12

To Reserve: www.ChabadLC.org/jets

PRIVATE KAPPOROS

SUNDAY, 7 TISHREI – SEPTEMBER 16 OR MONDAY, 8 TISHREI – SEPTEMBER 17

Choose your time and place: www.ChabadLC.org/private

Time Slots and Shochtim are limited on a first come, first served basis.

Families may join together at one location.

All proceeds to Tzedakah.

Announcements - Nitzavim

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
  • Nichum Aveilim: Mrs. Shoshana Braude is sitting shiva in Pittsburgh until Sunday, on the passing of her mother. Cell: 213-369-7836. Email: shbraude@gmail.com. Hamakom Yenachem Eschem B'soch Sheor Avalei Tzion V'yerushalayim. Vehukeetzu Veranenu Shochnay Ufur vehe besochom! 

Schedule

For all the laws and customs please see the Chabad Chodesh

Friday, Elul 27/September 7

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 6:52 pm

Shabbos, Elul 28/September 8
Shabbos Parshas Nitzavim

  • Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am 
  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:40 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Hilchos Yom Tov Shiur with Rabbi Raichik: 5:50 pm
  • Mincha: 6:50 pm
  • Pirkei Avos - Chapters 5-6
  • Shabbos Ends: 7:55 pm

Sunday, Elul 29/September 9
Erev Rosh Hashanah

  • Slichos: 6, 7, 7:30, 8 & 8:30 am
  • Each Selichos Minyan followed by Shachris & Annulment of Vows
  • Light Yom Tov Candles: 6:50 pm

Monday, Tishrei 1/September 10
First Day Rosh Hashanah

  • Shacharis: 9:00 am
  • Children’s program downstairs in shul at 9:30 am  
  • Please leave all strollers downstairs
  • Tekias Shofar: 11:30 am
  • Tehillim: 5:30 pm
  • Minchah/Tashlich: 6:15 pm
  • Light Yom Tov candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:52 pm

Tuesday, Tishrei 2/September 11
Second Day Rosh Hashanah

  • Shacharis: 9:00 am
  • Children’s program downstairs in shul at 9:30 am  
  • Please leave all strollers downstairs
  • Tekias Shofar: 11:30 am
  • Tehillim: 5:30 pm
  • Minchah/Farbrengen: 6:15 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 7:53 pm

Wednesday, Tishrei 3/September 12
Tzom Gedaliah 

  • Fast Begins: 5:22 am
  • Shacharis: 6:05, 6:30, 7:15 & 8:15 am
  • Minchah: 6:15 pm
  • Fast Ends: 7:35 pm

Sholom Zochor & Bris - Nitzavim

Aron & Sara Nahary
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor in Shul.

Yerachmiel & Chava Soto
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor in Shul.

The Soto Bris
will iy"h take place on Sunday - Erev Rosh Hashana
9 am in the Kollel 

Kiddush Sponsors - Nitzavim

  • Zalman Abramchik in honor of Rabbi Yosef and Shainy Raichik. In the merit of your family and your son. May they and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Schneerson for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yossi Schneerson’s father Reb Sholom Dovber ben Reb Schneur Zalman ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalman Schneerson in honor of Rabbi Zalman Schneerson’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Nitzavim

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yecheskel Raeburn in honor of Rabbi Yecheskel Raeburn’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Alos, in honor of their children Yossi & Chaya Mushka’s birthdays. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shiur & Farbrengen

Shabbos
6:00 at the home of Mrs. Tova Levine
361 N Vista
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht

Tuesday, 2nd Day of Rosh Hashana
5:30 at the home of Fradel Bukiet
343 N Formosa Ave.

Mazal Tov To - Nitzavim

  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth on the birth of their grandson (to Aron & Sara Nahary.)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yerachmiel Soto on the birth of their son. 
  • Rabbi & Dr. Nochum Pinson on the marriage of their grandson, the bar mitzvah of their grandson and the birth of their great grandson.

Upcoming Birthdays

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

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Sholom Dovid ben Yoisef (Rabbi Nachman Kreiman’s father) - 28 Elul
  • Moshe ben Menachem Mendel Hilel (Mr. Mendel-Hilel Ganzburg’s father) - 2 Tishrei
  • Reb Sholom Dovber ben Reb Schneur Zalman (Rabbi Yossi Schneerson’s father) - 4 Tishrei 

Devar Torah - Nitzavim

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

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chabad Chodesh - Tishrei

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Membership/Seats 5779

Elul 23, 5778
September 3, 2018

Dear Shul Member
Greetings and Blessings:

Tishrei is nearly here, and the Shul needs your help.  Boruch Hashem, our shul continues to grow in membership and services to the community, and is approaching completion of a massive remodeling project of the entire facility.  The cost of running the Shul is enormous and has grown exponentially over the past few years.  Funds collected for membership and Yom Tov seats provide the majority of the money required to operate the shul.  Shul Membership dues and Yom Tov seats are therefore the most important contributions that you can make to keep the shul running.

Our shul has four minyonim on Shabbos, including Kol Yaakov Yehuda during the school year.  We have a full range of Shabbos programs for the kids.  We also have five official weekday shacharis minyonim with more in the later morning.   Hundreds of men use our shul on a daily basis for mincha and maariv.  Men and women from throughout Southern California participate in our shul sponsored shiurim and farbrengens.  Congregation Levi Yitzchok is a destination shul for out of towners visiting the area and for anyone that wants to experience our special environment.

Keeping the mortgage current, utilities paid and managing the other expenses that go into operating our shul is critical.  The Shul needs your participation and contributions to survive.  For the first time in 10 years, the cost of membership is being raised.  The Yom Tov seat fee schedule remains unchanged.

  • Family Membership - $1080
  • Single Membership - $500
  • Associate Membership - $500
  • Yom Tov Seats/Family - $300 member/$500 non-member
  • Yom Tov Seats/Single - $100 member/$250 non-member

We encourage you to submit your payments to the shul online by credit card or e-check at www.chabadofla.com/donate.  When paying online, you can easily set up a recurring monthly payment.  We thank the many members that have committed to paying $100 per month or more, and hope that you consider a monthly contribution that exceeds the minimum membership.  Of course, full membership payment in advance is also welcome. If you are paying by check, please make sure that it is clearly identified as membership.  Checks can be given to Levi Raichik, Leib Lerner, or David Kaufman.  Checks can also be left in the metal pushkas just inside the shul entrances in both the main shul and the kolel.

A limited number of lockers are available to members.  The annual fee for lockers is $180 and lockers that are not paid for will be released to members that have signed up on the waiting list on a first-come/first-served basis.

Wishing you a kesiva v’chasima tovah,
Members of the Volunteer Shul Operating Committee 

Seats for Yomim Noraim

There are only a few days left until Rosh Hashana.  
please go to www.chabadofla.com/seats ASAP 
to let us know how many seats you need. 
Please make sure to specify how many seats you need in each section.

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

Seats are being assigned Thursday!!!, 
and we don't want anyone to miss out.  
If you have any questions, please contact the gabboim, 
Levi Raichik, David Kaufman or Leib Lerner.

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

Thank you!

Panim

Monday, 23 Elul/Sep 3

Dear Friend
Greetings and Blessings:

As was my father’s yearly custom to bring the Panim of the Los Angeles community to the Rebbe, I will be leaving to the Ohel this Wednesday morning (25 Elul/Sep 5), bringing along the Panim of our community.

If you would like to send a pan with me, please give it to me or put it in my mailbox by Tursday night. I will not be reading your panim, I will bl"n try to tear each one as the custom is.

Wishing you and your family a good and healthy year!
Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Reminder: Masbia Program

Dear shul member

We'd like to remind everyone that this Sunday is the Masbia Program.

The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. 

All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home.

Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families.

For your convenience, if you prefer having the food picked up from your front porch, please text 323-710-9954. Pick up time will be between 10am and 11:30am. 

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