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Shul Bulletin

Bd"e: Reb Pinchos Moshe Thaler ob"m

Rabbi Dovid Thaler
is sitting shiva until shabbos on the passing of his father
Reb Pinchos Moshe ben Reb Mordechai Dovid ob"m

He is sitting in LA on SUNDAY ONLY,
the rest of shiva will be in Eretz Yisroel 

Shachris SUNDAY: 8 am
Shiva in LA only until  10 AM

Address: 126 N Sycamore Ave
Whatsapp: 3237913834
 

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

Announcements - Beshalach

  • 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!!
  • Reminder: The shul is in the process of ordering 200 new chairs at $50/each. You can pay online by clicking here and indicating it is for “Chairs” or you can drop off a check at shul or pay via the tablet in the front main entrance vestibule. Thank you for your generosity. 

Shabbos Schedule - Beshalach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:51 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:30 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
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 4:50 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:54 pm
  • Father & Son Learning: 7:00-7:45 pm - Click here for more info.

Kiddush Sponsors - Beshalach

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s brother Reb David ben Reb Aharon Yehuda Halevi H'YD. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • The Bastomski Family for the yahrtzeit of their sister Nechomo Basya bas Reb Avrohom Yitzchok Bastomski ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yankee Raichik in honor of Rabbi Yankee Raichik’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, for the shloshim of Mrs. Rivky Raichik’s father Reb Yaakov Shlomo ben Reb Dovid 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.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Schneerson for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yossi Schneerson’s grandparents Harav Boruch Sholom ben Admur haTzemach Tzedek & Reb Yehudah ben Reb Tzvi Hirsh ob"m. May the neshomos have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Beshalach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Velvel Geisinsky for the Bar-Mitzvah of their son Mendel. May he give them much nachas and may he grow up to be a true chossid yirei shomaim and lamdan.
  • 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.

Shabbos Kalla - Beshalach

Faigie Bastomski
Invites all women to her Shabbos Kalla
4 pm at 418 N Fuller

Mazal Tov To - Beshalach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Velvel Geisinsky on the Bar-Mitzvah of their son Mendel.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Shea Bastomski - 13 Shevat
  • Rabbi Sender Munitz - 14 Shevat
  • Menachem Mendel Novack - 14 Shevat
  • Mr. Pesach Kornreich - 14 Shevat
  • 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

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sender Munitz - 14 Shevat
  • Mr. & Mrs. Chaim Lerner - 18 Shevat

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb David ben Reb Aharon Yehuda Halevi H'YD (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s brother) - 14 Shevat
  • Reb Avrohom ben Reb Shmuel (Mr. Milton Goodman’s father in law) - 14 Shevat
  • Nechomo Basya bas Reb Avrohom Yitzchok Bastomski - 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

Devar Torah - Beshalach

by Rabbi Shimon Raichik

 

In this week’s parsha the Torah says that Moshe Rabbeinu took the bones of Yosef HaTzaddik when the Bnei Yisroel left Mitzrayim. The proper place to mention this seems to be in last week’s parsha, Bo when the Exodus is discussed. Why is it mentioned here in parshas Bashalach which speaks of the travel in the Midbar?

Because of this question the Rebbe asks the following questions about what this teaches us in daily life. What does the fact that Moshe was the one who took Yosef HaTzaddik’s bones teach? Secondly, what does placement in the Torah of this by their travels in the Midbar teach?

To better understand we first need to ask about the term “bones”. Isn’t the term “aron-coffin” a more appropriate and respectful term than “bones”? The Rebbe explains that the word “atzmos-bones” in Hebrew means essence. (Just like by a person, their bones are their essential structure) When Moshe Rabbeinu took the aron of Yosef HaTzaddik, he took his essence with them. Rachel Emeinu, when naming him Yosef explained the meaning; ,to add a another son , a Ben Acher. The Tzemach Tzedek explained that Yosef had the power to take an individual who was ‘acher’ different, estranged from Hashem, and reveal in him his ability to be a ‘Ben-a child’ of Hashem. If Rachel had just wanted a son she would not have added the word ‘acher-another’. Passing through the desert, Moshe Rabbeinu strengthened each and every Jew, to overcome his mentality of servitude from Mitzrayim, and brought that person them to identify as a Ben to Hashem.

If the Yidden would have gone directly to Eretz Yisroel they would not have needed that extra strength. Since, however, they needed to traverse the desert; a place of scorpions and snakes, a place of spiritual danger there remained a possibility that someone may not be able to endure the prolonged challenge. For this reason Moshe Rabbeinu the leader of Klal Yisroel needed to take the bones, the essence of Yosef, to help those individuals. And that is why it is mentioned in parshas Bashalach, not parshas Bo because they were going through the desert and not yet in Israel.

So too in this protracted and difficult galus we live in, filled with challenges to connect with Hashem, to be a Ben. We take strength from our ‘secret weapon’, from our connection with the essence of Yosef the ability to be a Ben, and to help others to be a Ben as well and to yosif-add them to Klal Yisroel.

In connection with Yud Shevat, the Previous Rebbe’s first name is Yosef. The entire Nesius of the Previous Rebbe was characterized by this concept of ‘making from another a Ben’. His Shluchim in Communist Russia, in America and all over the world carried out their Shlichus with the power of the Mishaleiach- the one who sent them, the Yosef of the generation to make Tzivos Hashem and lead Bnei Yisroel out of galus upright with an upheld head.

One of the Rebbe’s Shluchim, my Father who’s Yartzeit is the 8th of Shevat, escaped Europe in 1946. He lost his entire family to the Nazi’s, yemach shemam. He knew that his way of life was to attach to the Rebbe. A tzetel was found after his passing in which he wrote to the Previous Rebbe a request for guidance to clarify his purpose in America and a bracha for success in its fulfillment. Soon thereafter he was appointed as a Shadar (a Shlucha d’Rabbana- an Emissary of the Rebbe) to travel all over America. The purpose of his shlichus was to find Jews spread out in little towns all across America. He was to reach out to them and make them into a Ben to Hashem.

Although he met and touched the lives of hundreds of people, he always felt that he was only a Shliach of the Rebbe.

Taharas Hamishpacha refresher course for MEN

Dear friend,

We will be having the second shiur of the Taharas Hamishpacha refresher course this Thursday night at 8pm with Rabbi Ami Meyers. It will take place in the main shul. For Men only

Yud Shevat Farbrengen with Rabbi Levi Wineberg

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An Evening of Miracles and Magic

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Seder for Yud Shevat 5779

Tuesday, Shevat 9/January 15

  • Shaeva licht will be available for sale in shul after Mincha
  • Maariv: 5:35 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
Wednesday, Shevat 10/January 16
  • Recitation of the next to chapters of the Maamar “Bossi Legani” will be after the 7:00 minyan Shacharis
  • Mincha: 5:15 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,  Rabbi Bukiet is iyh traveling tonight to the ohel. You can also 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.

Please come to shul tonight for maariv

There will be 6 chiyuvim in shul, please come help out!
Maariv will iy"h be on time - 5:35pm

4th Yartzeit of Rabbi Ariel Rav-Noy ob"m

Please join the Rav-Noy's today-Sunday, 7 Shevat/January 13, 11:00 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 email back

Mrs. Chava Steinmetz Shiva info

Mrs. Chava Steinmetz is sitting shiva until Thursday
on the passing of her brother Efraim ob"m

Times: 3-6pm

Address:
Sunday at the Bukiet's - 343 N Formosa
Monday-Wednesday at the Schneerson's - 364 N Fuller

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

Announcements - Bo

  • 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!!
  • Reminder: The shul is in the process of ordering 200 new chairs at $50/each. You can pay online by clicking here and indicating it is for “Chairs” or you can drop off a check at shul or pay via the tablet in the front main entrance vestibule. Thank you for your generosity. 
  • Keren Achiezer: Friday afternoon when you will light candles with your husband and children next to you think for 30 seconds of 6 Yesomim who have NO PARENTS. No parents to light the candles. No parents to hug them. No parents to sing shalom aleichem. This is the reality and so suddenly and so tragically their entire world is upside down. How can anyone standby and watch or even just fathom such a thing. Do something special for your own family to show them extra love and at the same time do something for this most choshiv family suffering so much. Even if you already gave towards the family GIVE AGAIN. Sign up to give monthly here, or give a one time donation here.
  • TUESDAY: An Evening of Miracles and Magic. Click here for more info. 
  • WEDNESDAY: Farbrengen in honor of Yud Shevat. Click here for more info. 

Shabbos Schedule - Bo

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:45 pm
    SINCE SHABBOS IS STARTING LATER, THIS WILL BE THE LAST WEEK IN WHICH WE WILL TRY TO ENABLE YOU TO GET HOME & MAKE KIDDUSH BEFORE 6.  
  •  Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm 
  • 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: 9:30 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
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 4:45 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:48 pm
  • Father & Son Learning: 7:00-7:45 pm - Click here for more info.

 Tuesday night & Wednesday - Yud Shevat

  • Bosi Legani & Mishnayos will be studies after Mariv Monday.
  • For Customs, please see Chabad Chodesh.

Sholom Zochor - Bo

Zalmy & Chana Fogelman
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
at the home of the grandparents - Reb Mushi & Shterny Fogelman
126 S Poinsettia

Kiddush Sponsors - Bo

  • Dr. & Mrs. Ze'ev Rav-Noy for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s son Reb Ariel ben Reb Shaltiel Ze'ev ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. Also, for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s grandfather Reb Shaltiel Ze'ev ben Reb Mordechai ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mrs. Nechama Amilov for the yahrtzeit of her father Reb Sadya ben Reb Yigal ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Jonathan Glabman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Jonathan Glabman’s sister Pesha bas Reb Yehoshua 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.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Devorah Leah Mishulovin’s father Reb Yehoshua Heshel ben Reb Aharon Eliezer ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • The Raichik & Klyne families for the yahrtzeit of Harav Menachem Shmuel Dovid ben Reb Shimon Halevi Raichik ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yankee Raichik in honor of Mrs. Rivky Raichik’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, for the for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Rivky Raichik’s sister Nechomo Dina bas Reb Yakov Shlomo ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Schwartz for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Mendel Schwartz’s father Reb Shlomo Yitzchok ben Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Bo

4:30 at the home of Mrs. Inna Vcherashansky
622 N Detroit
Speaker: Rabbi Levi Kramer

Mazal Tov To - Bo

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shlomo Arnold on the engagement of their son Moishe to Chana Friedman.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shaya Berkowitz on the marriage of their son Shmulik to Chaya Katz.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmy Fogelman on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Binyomin Fogelman.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Yaacov Nassy on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandmother Mrs. Suzy Nassy.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Moshe Plotkin - 6 Shevat
  • Mr. Yosef Yitzchok Mishulovin - 6 Shevat
  • Moshe Nochum Plotkin - 7 Shevat
  • Rabbi Sholem Perl - 7 Shevat
  • Rabbi Zalmy Dubinsky - 8 Shevat
  • Menachem Mendel Wolowik - 8 Shevat
  • Mr. Aryeh Leib Ehrlich - 9 Shevat
  • Rabbi Shmuli Chazanow - 10 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

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Bart - 7 Shevat
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Nootie Gross - 7 Shevat
  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon - 9 Shevat
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman - 10 Shevat
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Moshe Levin - 11 Shevat
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Dubinsky - 12 Shevat

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Fayge Gittel bas Reb Gershon (Mr. Yisroel Koch’s mother) - 7 Shevat
  • Reb Sadya ben Reb Yigal (Mrs. Nechama Amilov’s father) - 7 Shevat
  • 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 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
  • Nechomo Dina bas Reb Yakov Shlomo (Mrs. Rivky Raichik’s sister) - 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
  • Shlomo Yitzchok ben Reb Moshe (Rabbi Mendel Schwartz’s father) - 12 Shevat

Devar Torah - Bo

Secure Borders

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Parshas Bo discusses the final three plagues and the Exodus from Mitzrayim. Because the Jewish People did not change their language, their mode of dress and and marital purity they merited to be redeemed. What lesson does this teach us in our lives today?

Last week Rabbi Dovid Greene, the son of  Professor Green who worked at NASA explained at a fabrengen in shul lessons his father learned from the Apollo mission to the moon. Professor Green explained that sending the Apollo into space safely requires careful sterilization of the the space capsule. The 1967 Outer Space Treaty which the U.S. and the Soviet Union managed to agree on at the height of the Cold War  forbade both nations from bringing space microbes back to Earth, or spreading Earth germs to other planets. Just as when one journeys into space they need to maintain sterility so too we need to guard against becoming contaminated by the many foreign negative influences swirling around in the world today and guard against bringing them into our homes. Many sense the dangers of these influences and to avoid becoming susceptible to the harm they bring prefer go into a ‘sterilized capsule’ a safe environment to escape them. The Alter Rebbe and the Rabbeim gave us Chabad Chassidus which gives us the strength not just to be protected but also to go out into the world with a sense of purpose and fulfill our mission and help others fulfill their mission. 

Another lesson from the Apollo is the experience of weightlessness. While the capsule was in space the passengers were suspended into a temporary state of weightlessness free from the gravitational force felt on earth. Even though while they were in space they were weightless, they were also aware the entire time that some point later they would be returning to the earth and resuming daily life with the force of gravity keeping their feet firmly planted on the ground. So too in our lives today, the Rebbeim gave us an inheritance by which we can remain grounded in a world of galus. Galus is likened to being lost in space. Being lost in space means living lives without purpose and meaning, as if floating aimlessly through time. The Jewish people have the ability to stay grounded with the awareness of our purpose to make this world a dwelling place for Hashem’s presence and with a strong and abiding faith that the galus will end with the coming of Moshiach. With Chabad Chassidus we realize that we are never truly lost, and although the world around us does appear temporarily to be lost in space, our job is to stay grounded and serve a living example for others.

In today’s world being lost in space without a gravitational force means to be lost not just without an established set of values that serve as the dynamic underpinning that shape the choices we make, but further, it also means not to know the real reasons for misguided beliefs and values. Nowadays we see young people protesting on college campuses around the country against worthy values and  for beliefs and ideas that they themselves neither understand nor can articulate. It goes without saying that they are not able to engage in a thoughtful dialogue and counterbalance them with an opposing viewpoint.

Nowadays all too often the rejection of faith and values is not based on thoughtful consideration but on group think, shutting down freedom of speech, and violence. They don't even know why they reject tradition and faith in God, it’s just an assumption that they have accepted along with the right to marginalize others. They are lost, untethered in space with no moral ethical and faith grounding. When people do not have a healthy ‘gravitational field’ of values and lifestyle their lives end up revolving around themselves and their own desires. And then we see a downward spiral into drugs and depravity, a breakdown of the family unit and then ultimately isolation, when people no longer understand themselves and the purpose of their lives.

This is why the Rebbe asked for a moment of silence in the public school system. Now we can see from direction the country is taking what it is the Rebbe was trying to prevent. First they took G-d out the school system. Instead of allowing exposure to a Creator they only sanction describing creation as having come from an amorphous Big Bang. The education has decoupled life as we know it from having any connection or relationship with a Creator. If there's a drought they don't think about praying for rain, they prefer to blame global warming. It’s not real science when science is used to fit with predetermined opinions that just so happen to free them from any obligation to serve a Creator. That’s their theory, it’s not science. The values of marriage is the next thing to be effected. From the time they divorced G-d from the public square divorce in families have skyrocketed. Now, these same ‘scientists’ have decided to turn a blind eye to the science of biological differences. Instead it’s left for those lost in space to decide what gender they would like, if any, and true biological gender to be considered a bias!  Along with biological differences, religious preferences are frowned upon and it considered unacceptable to believe in the Bible. How did we get here? We got here from turning our back on an eye that sees and an ear that hears and taking a moment of silence and a moment of gratitude to realize where all the blessings come from.

Today it has become like Pharaoh in Mitzrayim who said I do not know Hashem and I do not have to listen. Moshe Rabbenu said to Pharaoh; Hashem is real and Hashem will show you that He is real through the ten plagues. The Rebbe explained that the ten plagues were also for the Jewish people to know that Hashem is real. Hashem gives the strength to see G-dliness. Chassidus teaches us that there is hashgacha protis in every aspect of our lives and in creation.

By staying strong learning chassidus, not changing our language, mode of dress  and marital purity; by strengthening our homes and the education we give to our children to make sure that their feet are firmly planted on the ground so that our children are not lost, by living and seeing hashgacha protis in everything, we merit to be lifted out of galus and bring redemption to us and to the world.

A Good Shabbos

Mrs. Melissa Abehsera Shiva info

Mrs. Melissa Abehsera
is sitting shiva until Friday on the passing of her mother 
Jacklin bas Shmuel ob"m

Address: 400 N Orange Dr. 
Times: 1-8 pm

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

Chabad Chodesh - Shevat

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

Shloshim for Gershon (Garry) ben David Merzlyak

Shloshim
for Gershon (Garry) ben David Merzlyak
will take place tomorrow (Mon)
7:30 pm in Congregation Levi Yitzchok.

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. 

Chair Appeal

Following up on the announcements today during davening in all of our minyanim, the shul is in the process of ordering 200 new chairs at $50/each. 

You can pay online by clicking here and indicating it is for “Chairs”
or you can drop off a check at shul or pay via the tablet in the front main entrance vestibule. 

Thank you for your generosity!

Announcements - Va’era

  • 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!!
  • SUNDAY:  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.  

Shabbos Schedule - Va’era

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:39 pm
  • Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm  
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:28 am
  • Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus.
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Mincha: 4:40 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:42 pm
  • Father & Son Learning: 7:00-7:45 pm
  • Molad Chodesh Shevat: Sunday, Teves 29/January 6, 11:13 am (and 14 chalakim) .
  • Rosh Chodesh Shevat: Monday, January 7.

Sholom Zochor

Boruch & Chaya Krinsky
Invite the community to a Sholom Zochor
in Shul

Kiddush Sponsors - Va’era

  • Dr. & Mrs. Binyomin Kaplan for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Binyomin Kaplan’s mother Rochel bas Reb Dovber ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Reuven Nathanson for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Reuven Nathanson’s mother Malka Chana bas Reb Yosef ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. Allan & Mrs. Nana Rushka Stark for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Nana Rushka Stark’s father Reb Shmuel ben Reb Avrohom ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yonah Mordechai Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yonah Mordechai Weiss’s mother Miriam bas Reb Alter Mordechai ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Wolowik for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Henny Wolowik’s mother Shayndel bas Reb Yitzchok ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. Also, in honor of Mrs. Henny Wolowik’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, in honor of the birthdays of their children Yitzchok, Shayndel & Rivka. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Va’era

4:30 at the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Hecht 

Mazal Tov To - Va’era

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Krinsky on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Schmukler. Mazal tov to the great grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmna Schmukler. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Hertzie Richler on the birth of their grandson (to Mordey & Shaina Richler.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Elisha Lerman - 28 Teves
  • Mr. David Peretz - 28 Teves
  • Yonatan Avila - 28 Teves
  • Mr. Harvey Benton - 28 Teves
  • Mr. Mitch Reichman - 28 Teves
  • Menachem Mendel Morris - 2 Shevat
  • Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi - 2 Shevat
  • Rabbi Reuven Wolf - 4 Shevat
  • Yosef Meir Feiner - 4 Shevat
  • Aryeh Yehuda Avila - 4 Shevat
  • Rabbi Yisroel Hecht - 5 Shevat

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Boruch Greenbaum - 1 Shevat
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman - 3 Shevat

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Shmuel ben Reb Moshe (Mrs. Marsha Alperin’s father) - 28 Teves
  • Pari bas Reb Shlomo (Rabbi Asher Habibian’s mother) - 28 Teves
  • Reb Avrohom ben Reb Nachum (Dr. Sholom Fine’s father) - 28 Teves
  • Malka Chana bas Reb Yosef (Rabbi Reuven Nathanson’s mother) - 29 Teves
  • Reb Shmuel ben Reb Avrohom (Mrs. Nana Rushka Stark’s father) - 29 Teves
  • Reb Yehudah Mordechai ben Reb Baruch (Dr. Ze'ev Rav-Noy’s father) - 29 Teves
  • Miriam bas Reb Alter Mordechai (Rabbi Yonah Mordechai Weiss’s mother) - 1 Shevat
  • Chana bas Reb Moshe (Mr. Jon Hambourger’s mother) - 1 Shevat
  • Rochel bas Reb Dovber (Dr. Binyomin Kaplan’s mother) - 3 Shevat
  • Shayndel bas Reb Yitzchok (Mrs. Henny Wolowik’s mother) - 3 Shevat
  • Sara bas Reb Chananya (Mrs. Sima Bart’s mother) - 5 Shevat
  • Mindel bas Reb Elyahu (Mrs. Miriam Feiner’s mother) - 5 Shevat

Devar Torah - Va’era

Attend a Fabrengen!

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Our community just benefitted from a warm and uplifting fabrengen on Chof Daled Teves. We sang many niggunim of the Alter Rebbe, listened to motivating stories and words of chassidus, and shared the inspiring chassidishe environment. It is important to remind ourselves about the greatness of these fabrengens and how directly they impact our lives. The Previous Rebbe had a saying that a chassidishe fabrengen; warms the mind, warms the heart, and warms the participant until the ankles of his feet. When one arrives home from such a fabrengen he is accompanied by its light and warmth. By coming home from the fabrengen he makes the home a more illuminated and warm environment to live in. The Rebbe is clearly saying that the purpose of a fabrengen is to bring the fabrengen with you into your home and infuse it with warmth and life.

As we know, the Baal Shem Tov said that everything we see and hear teaches us a lesson in the service of Hashem. This is especially true with regard to one’s business and parnassah, where the majority of one’s days are spent. In a letter to the owner of a sack recycling business (Igros Kodesh v.4 page 302) the Rebbe learns the following lesson in the service of Hashem. Before this person invented his business these sacks were unusable. Not only would these unclean sacks, if reused, mix old materials with new, the materials previously used were contaminants and posed a health risk by their use. The owner of the business came up with the idea of placing the sacks into a high temperature area and was successful in expunging the contaminants making them reusable. So too, teaches the Rebbe, in the life of every person. In the years leading up to the bar mitzvah, all a person really knows about is his yetzer harah. Not only is his body is full of the characteristics of the yetzer hara, but the yetzer hara claims to be his first born and in charge. In this “sack”, meaning our body, we want to put things that are holy, Torah and mitzvos. If we do, it’s like we’re putting the Torah and mitzvos into a dirty sack full of “contaminants” meaning mixing it together with the character traits of the yetzer hara. What can be done can be learned from the business. We need to enclose ourselves in a very warm environment. This is the shul with warm davening, in the yeshiva, and in the warmth of a chassidishe fabrengen. In these environments one becomes filled with the love of Hashem, the love of Torah and love of a fellow Jew. Through this his body becomes purified from the yetzer hara.

It isn’t enough to have done this in the past. Every day one must spend some of his time in a place of warmth on an ongoing basis in order to stay pure. With this in mind we prepare ourselves go to a fabrengen; and for this reason we go often. This is what motivates us and brings enthusiasm when we look forward to the upcoming Yud Shevat fabrengen.

Some say you need a lot of mashke to go to have a good farbrengen. The Rebbe once wrote (Igros Kodesh v. 14 page 518-9) that if you want to be moved by the emes even one drop of mashke is enough; if not, then even an entire barrel won’t help.

(Adapted from Igros Kodesh)

Please come to shul tonight for maariv

There will be many chiyuvim in shul, please come help out!
Maariv will iy"h be on time - 5:25 pm

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