Shul Bulletin

Announcements - Shlach

  • 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. 

Shabbos Schedule - Shlach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:50 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:20 am
  • Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • NO Kol Yaakov Yehuda during summer:(((
  • Rabbi Raichik's Shiur in Pirkei Avos: 6:50 pm
  • Mincha: 7:50 pm - Followed by Avos - Perek 3
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:53 pm
  • Molad Chodesh Tamuz: Tuesday, Sivan 29/July 2, 3:38 pm and 2 chalakim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Tamuz: Wednesday & Thursday, June 3-4.

Kiddush Sponsors - Shlach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yosef Mishulovin’s father Harav Chayim Eliyahu ben Reb Eliezer ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mrs. Susy Nassy in honor of the sheva brochos of her children Avrohom & Rachel Nassy. May he be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Shlach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shmuel Fogelman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s father Harav Yehuda Tzvi ben Reb Moshe Yakov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Mazal Tov To - Shlach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Burston on the birth of their daughter. Mazal tov to the grandparents Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Burston. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendy Cunin on the engagement of their son Tzemach to  Chayale Goodman.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Shmaya Altein - 26 Sivan
  • Mr. Aaron Leib Brenner - 26 Sivan
  • Saadia Davidoff - 27 Sivan
  • Rabbi Nootie Gross - 28 Sivan
  • Levi Weiss - 30 Sivan
  • Shmuel Berkowitz - 1 Tammuz
  • Schnuer Zalmen Raeburn - 2 Tammuz

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Berel Schusterman - 30 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Bukiet - 1 Tammuz
  • Mr. & Mrs. Gary Apfel - 2 Tammuz

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Harav Chayim Eliyahu ben Reb Eliezer (Rabbi Yosef Mishulovin’s father) - 29 Sivan
  • Harav Yehuda Tzvi ben Reb Moshe Yakov (Rabbi Shmuel Fogelman’s father) - 1 Tammuz
  • Harav Yosef Hirsh ben Reb Leib (Rabbi Eli Vcherashansky’s father) - 2 Tammuz

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Shlach

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

Devar Torah - Shlach

Entering the Land with the Best Plan

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This week is Shabbos Mevarchim for the month of Tammuz, the parsha of Shelach and the Shabbos before Gimmel Tammuz. When we learn parshas Shelach the following question arises. The Meraglim were hand selected by Moshe Rabbenu from the very best from of each tribe. How could they have possibly failed in their mission? What caused them to reach the conclusion that they cannot conquer Eretz Yisroel? Also, what was really the purpose of sending them in the first place? Was it not better for them not to investigate and to go in with pure emunah without having first scouted out the land? It was Moshe Rabbenu’s discretion and choice whether not to send them in the first place. What was Moshe Rabbenu trying to accomplish? Without Chassidus it is difficult if not impossible to truly understand what really happened. 

Moshe had no doubt that Eretz Yosroel was very good and that because Hashem was with them they would be successful in conquering the land. Moshe Rabbenu only wanted that the Jewish people should feel the greatness of the land. Therefore he wanted them to verify the beautiful and fruitful land etc. themselves in order to arouse their desire to conquer the land and to live and be in the land. 

Not wanting them to conquer and live in the land by their emunah alone, Moshe Rabbenu also wanted it to be brought into their hearts and into their minds and have the experience of Eretz Yisroel permeate throughout their being.

The question of the Meraglim was based on the assumption that Hashem would conquer Eretz Yisroel as He did in the land of Mitzrayim, with wonders and miracles. Their opinion changed once they were asked to scout the land. Obviously, they reasoned, that the mission required their evaluation assessment and their analysis as to whether or not it was feasible to enter the land. Otherwise why would they be being asked to scout the land? They did not realize that when Hashem promised it would be delivered into their hands the intention was not that it would be handed to them as they stood passively by, rather that their involvement was required. Moshe Rabbenu was not asking them whether or not to enter the land, he was asking them to use their best abilities, to be all in to facilitate entering the land.

This story teaches us a lesson for our lives as well. The Rebbe has givenu us clear directives about our mission of conquering the galus and bringing Moshiach. At the same time Chabad Chassidus demands not only that we believe in the Tzadik, our Rebbe but also to to be involved in bringing about the geula. We should realize that our purpose is not to decide or to challenge whether it is viable to bring Moshiach rather to fulfill the mission with our entire heart and mind and with our entire being. When we will we will surely be successful.

Kalev was afraid that he would fall into the trap of the other Meraglim. He was the first person in the Torah that went to daven by the kever of the Avos in Chevron. His prayer was to stay with the purpose of his mission and to always be connected to Moshe Rabbenu.

We are now on the Shabbos before Gimmel Tammuz. So many years have past. The words of the Rebbe our Moshe Rabbenu are are as relevant today as ever before: “Moshe emes vToraso emes, Moshe is true and his Torah is true”.

Our challenge is that we don’t always see or feel that we can actually fulfill the mission of bringing Moshiach. We make our own calculations about these things similar to the way it was in the story of the Meraglim.

For this we need to remember two things. First, although we are Chabad we need to remember our emunah. Whatever our Moshe Rabbenu, the Rebbe said Is what Hashem wanted us to know and to do. As it says: “Gilu devarav al yedei Avadav ha’Neviim, that Hashem revealed his words through his servants the prophets”. This is also true of the Rebbe. 

Secondly we need to remember that if we get weak, we get strength and vitality from learning Chassidus and going to the Ohel just as Kalev went to the kever of the Avos. Similar to Kalev, our prayer at the Ohel is to stay with the purpose of our mission and to always be connected to the Rebbe, our Moshe Rabbenu.

With this approach we will be successful in conquering the galus and bringing the revelation of Moshiach now.

A Good Shabbos. A Good Chodesh

Part 2


Update: Hachana for Gimmel Tammuz

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As this year is 25 years since Gimmel Tammuz 5754, it is a time to reflect on our connection with the Rebbe.  The Rebbe writes in the Hayom Yom of the 9th of Adar, 

"The intense longing to be bound closelyRebbemaamarimChassidus which the Rebbe delivers as oral discourses and writes down; simply seeing him is not enough."  


Therefore, we are participating in a Global Anash Campaign to collectively learn, before Gimmel Tammuz, all the printed Maamarim of Chassidus from the Rebbe.

Anash in Los Angeles will be learning the Maamorim of the year 5718 (1957-58).

On Sunday, the 27th of Sivan, June 30th, there is going to be a program, for men, in the shul. 

There will be Shachris at 9 am and a light breakfast.  Between 10 am and 12 pm we will have groups learning maamarim of the Rebbe.

Please click on the link below and check off  if you can participate in a group on Sunday, you can also choose a maamer if you want to learn on your own or with a Chavrusa.

Click here to participate

Click here to download a copy of the maamar you choose to learn

With Blessings for Moshiach Now!
Rabbi Shimon Raichik

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Her name is Suzanne and her telephone number is 310.384.9490. 

Announcements - Behaalotecha

  • 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!!
  • TEHILLIM : Please daven for a complete and speedy recovery for Rochel Bas Simcha Chaya (Tehillim Chapter 55).
  • Reb Pesach Betzalel Fleischman is urgently looking for a guesthouse room or share. Click here for more info. 

Shabbos Schedule - Behaalotecha

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:49 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:18 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
  • NO Kol Yaakov Yehuda during the summer :(((
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:50 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:50 pm - Followed by Pikei Avos - 2
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:52 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Behaalotecha

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yaakov BenZaquen for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yaakov BenZaquen’s father Reb Ezer ben Reb Shimon ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sholom Glick for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Shaindel Glick’s mother Baila Frummet bas Reb Asher Haleivi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Shaul Raigorodsky in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Behaalotecha

6:30 at the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia Pl.
Speaker: Rabbi Levi Kramer

Mazal Tov To - Behaalotecha

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Raichik on the birth of their granddaughter Leah (to Dovi & Sara Hershberg.) 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalman Schmukler on the engagement of his granddaughter Chana Kantor to Mendel Lerman.

Upcoming Birthdays 

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

Upcoming Anniversaries

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

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

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

Devar Torah - Behaalotecha

Succeeding in our mission doesn't last
unless it’s earned fair and square!

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This week's parsha continues with the theme of the Jewish people traveling through the desert. The three families of the tribe of Levi, Geshon Kehos and Merari where charged with the responsibility of carrying all the components of the Mishkon and with setting it up upon arrival at each encampment.

What do all the intricate details of who did what and how it was done in the desert with the components of the Mishkon so long ago for such a limited period of time have to do with us today?   The Rebbe explains (Likutei Sichos v.13 Naso) based on the Alter Rebbe (Likutei Torah Naso) that our lives and our homes need to be made into a Mishkon, a home for Hashem, where the light of the Shechina dwells. We are the Kohanim who light the menorah, the candles are the Mitzvahs and the light is the Torah which permeates into every corner of our homes.

A home is not just made up of four walls, a home also needs furniture, utensils and other basic necessities. We cannot have a place to put these basic necessities without a foundation four walls and a roof. Also, just as in a physical home one needs to first clean the house and only then place in the furniture and utensils so too in the home we create for Hashem. While the main activity and focus in the Mishkon was with activities involving the Holy Vessels (the Aron the Shulchan the Menorah and the Mizbeach etc.) which was the responsibility of the Children of Kehos, nevertheless it all took place on backdrop of the work of the Children of Merari and Gershon who were responsible for the foundation, walls and covering of the Mishkon.

In our personal service of Hashem we cannot have a context in which to do our service without a spiritual foundation walls and a roof. Spiritually Gershon which means to divorce, represents divorcing ourselves from all forces of negativity. Just like Gershon put up covers to protect from anything negative from the outside so too we need to divorce ourselves from any negative influences to be able to fully invest ourselves into the positivity of the service of Hashem. Once we have cleaned the home and are protected from the negative, we were able to bring in all the positive, the Holy Vessels, the Torah and mitzvos to fully shine into our home. Just as fire and water cannot be in the same vessel at the same time so too the pleasures of the world do not fit with love and closeness to Hashem.

The name Merari means bitterness. The job of the Children of Merari was to take care of the sockets, the foundation and the walls of the Mishkon. For any real and lasting positive change to take place in our lives requires a realization that we lack something.  This feeling of lack or bitterness (Merari) represents the foundation of change for the better in our lives. Just like as we cannot put up a roof without a wall and a wall without a foundation, not to mention to bring in furniture, so too we cannot separate from the negative (Gershon) and build the positive Mishkon and serve within it (Kehos)  without the foundation of change which comes about through bitterness (Merari), the realization and feeling of what is missing in our service of Hashem. We cannot fool ourselves and not clean up our act and at the same time make our lives fully into a Mishkon for Hashem sustainably.

On the other hand Chassidus explains that we don't have to wait until we have reached perfection to take action. The Rebbe’s approach was to reach out to everyone regardless of their personal state or station in life and encourage them to put on tefillin and light Shabbos candles etc. The idea is to use this moment as it is to do a mitzvah as well as the notion that the mitzvos will draw out the desire for more (all) mitzvos. The message we send to others with our activities is to stop what you're doing (Gershon), listen and to do a mitzvah (Kehos). At the moment that we are doing that mitzvah we are not invested or involved in negativity. In this way we skip directly to the service of Geshon and Kehos and  it brings us to an awareness that we are a Jew with a purpose and we are different.

Nowadays we've seen the service of Merari and Gershon almost disappear entirely. It's all about feeling good and self-esteem. We cannot tell the child he's wrong in this environment out of fear that we might damage his self-esteem and he wouldn't feel good. Due to  this type of environment there isn’t a lot of opportunity to create meaningful and lasting change in the lives of others. The truth is that just as we need to know about positive we need to know about negative. By knowing about what's wrong we have an opportunity to make it better just like the sockets  create the foundation of the Mishkon through the service of Merrari; the feeling of bitterness and a need to improve. Because of our avoidance to voice any lack in our children our students and in our homes, they grow up without the tools they need to overcome challenges. Chassidus teaches us to focus on the positive but in order for the positive to be realized we cannot ignore what is negative. We recognize what is negative and we push it away with positivity, the trust that we have been given the power to make positive change. To ignore that there is a negative at all is to ignore that opportunity to make things better.

This brings us to the issue of the widespread use and legalization of marijuana. In today’s environment, this feel-good only atmosphere (no matter how temporary) has spawned a permissive global movement which swept across the world that has led to the legalization of marijuana. The logic is; Why not feel great all the time?

It is a big mitzvah to be happy all the time but that is not what the Torah was referring to! When it is an external substance that artificially makes us feel good, when it dissipates we are back to square one, feeling the way we felt before, unchanged. If there's no foundation, which includes truthful bitterness for what we lack in our service of Hashem (the sockets of Merari) then there is no cleaning up of our act (Gershon)  and no sustainable context for positive change (Kehos).

The Hayom Yom for the 12th of Sivan states: “Cherish criticism, for it will place you on the true heights.” We don't believe in criticism for its own sake. We don't embellish, overuse or selfishly indulge in criticism. It is the furthest thing from our values. Nevertheless, the Rebbe Rashab says to cherish criticism;  not in order to slam someone else rather to tell the truth the way it really is as best you can. True, not everyone can do this and even those that can don't necessarily do it well, nevertheless it's in that person’s best interest and one of our integral values not just to say that everything is okay and that you're good and fine. When we will cherish criticism, it place us on the true heights. By cherishing criticism we gain the opportunity to build to change and to grow to make ourselves and our home a place where Hashem’s presence can dwell. There are no real shortcuts by getting high. In the long run we'll have to come back and address what is lacking anyway. Love and cherish the opportunity that you have now instead of running hiding and getting high, even to daven!

Memories of my father come to me echoing through time as he sat mulling for hours over his nightly Krias Shema. He was constantly at work in his service of Hashem, contemplating and asking himself what he did, what should be done, and how tomorrow is going to be a lot better. He spent his entire life working through what is lacking (Merari), protecting from negative influences (Gershon) and on learning the Torah and helping other people (Kehos). The way of a penimi is not to skip but to go through every step. At times we can jump over but it's not by avoiding the truth.

Nowadays as Rabbonim, Mashpiim and Machanchim it's very difficult to address people directly. People become defensive and then jump all over you. There were many occasions when the Rebbe would speak directly about what was lacking, opportunities that were being missed, what to separate from and then what needed to be done. Their purpose was clear; it wasn’t to criticize, it was to give us the opportunity to address what needed addressing. It is in everyone’s best interest to remind ourselves and others (our children in particular) about what we saw and what we heard from the Rebbe and act in a similar way.

When R’ Shmuel Munkes came to the Alter Rebbe the first time, he arrived on the town of Liozhna in the middle of the night. Not knowing where the Alter Rebbe resided, he searched for a house that was lit up, surmising that surely the home of the Alter Rebbe would be lit up at night. When he knocked on the door, the Alter Rebbe himself opened for him, and asked him what he wanted. “I would like to stay here overnight”, R’ Shmuel replied. “There are other homes to stay in, in this town”, the Alter Rebbe said to him. “So what”, R’ Shmuel retorted, “is this not also a Jewish home?” The Alter Rebbe warned him: “I will call the goy to chase you away”.

At that point R’ Shmuel burst into tears, exclaiming: “Rebbe, mein goy iz gresser vi aier goy” [my “goy” is bigger than your “goy”]. It was then that the Alter Rebbe took him in, and R’ Shmuel had his first yechidus.

One interpretation of this story is that the Alter Rebbe wanted Shmuel Munkes to explain why he really wanted to be there and what he really sought from the Alter Rebbe and from Chassidus. When Shmuel Munkes cried (with bitterness), and said that his goy was big he was telling the Alter Rebbe that he was aware of why he came, it was to address what he lacked due to his big goy, his yetzer hara.  It was only then that the Alter Rebbe then accepted him for yechidus.

As Rabbonim Mashpiim and Machanchim it is of utmost importance to take the time to listen and analyze what a person is asking before giving an answer or taking a position on any matter, especially those that affect many people. It’s a mistake to give the answer that makes our congregants, students and followers happy or feel good  without taking the total picture into consideration and the impact of our answers from all sides. It’s better not to give any answer than to answer without true objectivity.

There is an educator in our city who goes to the homes of his students before making a plan for them in the classroom. He takes the time to learn and absorb the student’s entire home and social environment before crafting a curriculum for that child.  

As Rabbonim and Mashpiim we should not answer questions involving other people without understanding the situation on the ground from all sides and from all perspectives. Without the proper foundation of understanding of what is lacking (Merari) our efforts to protect others from harm (Gershon) can be temporary at best and potentially have the opposite effect (G-d forbid). A Rav and a Mashpiah are much more than a google search box. To produce positive results (Kehos) requires a dynamic approach, and it's not always what the questioner wants to hear. It needs to be the truth to help others build and develop a sustainable and well lit Mishkon of Hashem in our homes, schools and communities.

May we witness the rekindling of the Menorah in the eternal Beis HaMikdash Hashlishi immediately.

A Good Shabbos

Update: Special Hachono for Gimmel Tamuz

Our shul is iy"h participating in this amazing international program.
Please let Rabbi Raichik know if you can join.
Stay tuned for details 

We were given the year 5718
please click on this link to choose your maamr

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Tonight: An Evening of Appreciation for Mrs. Bukiet

Please see attached flyer regarding an evening of appreciation honoring Mrs. Fradel Bukiet.

A special tribute will be made as well to: 
Rabbi Danny
Mrs. Geulah Newman
Miss Simi Raichik

Join us in letting them know how much we appreciate the heart and soul they have put into the Chinuch of our daughters


thank you and looking forward to seeing you this Monday evening.


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Hakaros Hatov to Rabbi Duchman

Hi Friends,

As the KYY year comes to a close, we want to show our appreciation to Rabbi Duchman, and his staff, for all they do for our children. This year marks the 17th year of the incredible KYY programs! We would like to show  our appreciation and support by buying them a nice end of the year gift.  Please send your contribution to Zelda Greenbaum through PayPal at [email protected]

Thank you!

Zelda Greenbaum
And the Presidents of KYY:
Sroly Tenenbaum, Dovber Raeburn, Shmuly Cohen, 

Vcherashansky Shiva

 Rabbi Eli Vcherashansky will be sitting shiva for his brother in Eretz Yisroel from Monday night till Sunday morning.

WhatsApp: 323-420-7329 
Phone: 01197288665874

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

Announcements - Naso

  • 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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Shabbos Schedule - Naso

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:47 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:17 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
  • LAST SHABBOS of Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Rabbi Raichik's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 6:45 pm 
  • Mincha: 7:45 pm - Followed by Pikei Avos - 1
  • Shabbos Ends: 8:50 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Naso

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Meir Ashkenazi for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi’s father Reb Noson ben Reb Moshe ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Boruch Braude for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Boruch Braude’s mother Tova bas Reb Yerachmiel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Burston in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also, in honor of Rabbi Chaim Burston’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Jonathan Glabman in honor of Rabbi Jonathan Glabman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Dr. Martin Leaderman for the yahrtzeit of Dr. Margalit Leaderman’s father Reb Nissen ben Reb Lebel ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mrs. Susy Nassy in honor of the ufruf of her son Avrohom. May he be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Naso

  • Mr. & Mrs. Eli Lasker for the Bar-Mitzvah of their son Sruly. May he give them much nachas and may he grow up to be a true chossid yirei shomaim and lamdan.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also, in honor of their daughter's birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shaya Lowenstein in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Mitch Reichman for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Atara Reichman’s mother Sara Gittel bas Reb Avrohom ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. Also, in honor of Mrs. Atara Reichman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, in honor of their children Alexander Sender & Sara Gittel’s birthdays. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Naso

6:30 at the home of Mrs. Tzirel Frankel
109 S Vista
Speaker: Mrs. Chana Rochel Schusterman

Mazal Tov To - Naso

  • Mr. & Mrs. Eli Lasker on the bar mitzva of their son Sruly.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yoske Mishulovin on the marriage  of their son Aron Leizer Mishulovin to Chaya Simon. 

Upcoming Birthdays

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

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Yitzchok Michael - 13 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Avrohom Wagshul - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shaya Lowenstein - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Goldman - 14 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian - 14 Sivan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Burston - 15 Sivan
  • Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Blauner - 17 Sivan

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Shmaryahu Fishel ben Reb Binyomin (Mrs. Susan Blauner’s father) - 12 Sivan
  • Reb Yosef ben Reb Aryeh (Mr. Yisroel Koch’s father) - 12 Sivan
  • Tova bas Reb Yerachmiel (Rabbi Boruch Braude’s mother) - 13 Sivan
  • Reb Noson ben Reb Moshe (Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi’s father) - 15 Sivan
  • Reb Nissen ben Reb Lebel (Dr. Margalit Leaderman’s father) - 16 Sivan
  • Sara Gittel bas Reb Avrohom (Mr. Dovid Kagan’s mother) - 17 Sivan

Devar Torah - Naso

Take the Inspiration from Shavuos to Complete your Mission!

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This year Shabbos falls on the 12th of Sivan which is the last day of the ‘Yemei Tashlumim’ the ‘days of completion’ that follow the Yom Tov of Shavuos. During the Yemei Tashlumim we do not say Tachanun. What are the Yemei Tashlumim? The Yomim Tovim of Pesach and Shavuos both have seven days. There are certain korbonos that are required on the first day. If for some reason a person cannot bring his korbon on the first day there still remain the rest of the seven days of the Yom Tov to make up and bring the missing korbonos. The Yom Tov of Shavuos however is only one day, therefore there are Yemei Tashlumim which also afford the opportunity to bring missing korbonos after Yom Tov. The fact that this year Shabbos  falls on the 12th of Sivan, the last day of the Yemei Tashlumim teaches us that this is a good time to complete and strengthen the lessons and resolutions for Shavuos.

What did we take from the entire Yom Tov of Shavuos?  Certainly it was far more than a few pounds of cheesecake. On Shavuos we received the Torah.  We received our purpose as the Jewish people, a purpose even greater than having had our neshamos chosen to serve Hashem. On Shavuos Hashem chose the Jewish body. Therefore with every mitzvah we perform we refine and elevate the physical body and the environment.

The first of the Ten Commandments is “Anochi Hashem Elokecha, I am G-d your G-d”. It wasn’t that Hashem made Himself known in general, “I am G-d” He also informed each and every individual in the singular, “I am G-d  your G-d” as you are, here today, not on high in the world of souls but in this world in a physical body. Since the day of Matan Torah we have received the power  to affect the physical world whenever we learn the Torah render halacha decisions and do mitzvos. By learning the Torah and by doing Mitzvos we complete the creation.

This is emphasized in the Hayom Yom for the 9th of Sivan which falls out during the Yemei Tashlumim:

“The world is in need of a purified atmosphere. Purified air comes only through words of Torah. Words of Torah offer protection in general and for each individual in particular. The division of the Six Orders of Mishnah for memorization is intended for "when you walk on the road." The Mishna or two recited from memory wherever one may be, in whatever sort of place he may be, will illuminate the bond between Israel and G‑d. The letters MiSHNaH are the same as NeSHaMaH (soul). It is extremely difficult to find the words to express the tremendous benefit, with G‑d's help, in the general and individual protection that constant repetition of Mishna will bring. And there are no words to describe the tremendous gratification one thereby gives the Creator, may He be blessed.”

This lesson is  also very similar to the mitzvah of Sefiras HaOmer. To complete the counting of the Omer, every day counts. If one day is missing we cannot complete the mitzvah. It’s all one chain that is interlinked. So too with the Yemei Tashlumim which culminates on the 12th of Sivan which falls on this Shabbos. This also reminds us throughout the year  how every day counts, how every day is important for learning the Torah. Every day is inseparable and interlinked with every other in changing the world for the better and completing the purpose of the entire year.

Children notice when they see their parents learn. It has an effect that is greater than words of advice or lectures. Every resolution comes down to the actual deed. Shavuos reminds us that our inspiration to act comes not only from feeling a special spiritual bond with Hashem for having been chosen but also an even more special bond with Hashem for having chosen our bodies to serve Him and thereby transform this world together with our neshamos in our bodies as we are today. With this inspiration we add in our learning of the Torah giving of tzedaka and mitzvos in general and improving the quality of the education of our children. We teach them how every bracha is important and how every deed matters to complete our purpose and how Hashem finds endless value in them as well as every mitzvah they do. May we witness how Hashem takes each and every one of us by the hand out of the galus to the geula ha’amitis v’hashleima” the final Yom HaTashlumim, today.

A Good Shabbos

Security training for the shul

As an going effort to secure our shul against outside threats,  Rabbi Yossi Elifort will be instructing a security training class. The class will be held in shul on Wednesday evening 9 Sivan/June 12.  

There will be a minyan maariv after the program 

Yossi is the director of Magen Am, a licensed security firm. He has personally training many members in  community and has held training seminars in area shuls. All members are encouraged to come and participate.

Melech Weiss


Announcements - Bamidbar

  • 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. 
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Friday, Sivan 4/June 7
Erev Shabbos

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 7:44 pm

Shabbos, Sivan 5/June 8
Shabbos Bamidbor

  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:16 am
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 9:00 am 
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 8:45 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Rabbi Raichik's Shiur in Pirkei Avos: 6:45 pm
  • Mincha: 7:45 pm - Followed by Avos - Perek 6
  • Light Yom Tov Candles from a pre-existing flame after: 8:48 pm 
  • (Shel Yom Tov and Shehechiyanu)

Sunday, Sivan 6/June 9
First Day Shavuos

  • Alos HaShachar: 4:10 am
  • Last Time to Read Shema: 9:16 am
  • Main Shacharis: 10:15 am - Aseres Hadibros: 11:30 pm
  • Second Minyan: 10:30 am 
  • After Davening: 
    Adults: Grand Milchig Kiddush
  • Mincha: 7:45 pm
  • Light Candles from a pre-existing flame after: 8:48 pm 
  • (Shel Yom Tov and Shehechiyanu)

Monday, Sivan 7/June 10
Second Day Shavuos

  • Early Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Main Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Yizkor: 11:45 pm
  • Mincha /Farbrengen: 7:00 pm
  • Yom Tov Ends: 8:48 pm

For all the laws and customs regarding Shavuos, 
and for the laws of cooking on Yom Tov
please see the Chabad Chodesh

Kiddush Sponsors - Bamidbar

  • Mr. & Mrs. Zalman Roth for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Zalman Roth’s father Reb Yaakov ben Reb Zalmen Leib ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Shagalov for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Rae Shagalov’s father Reb Dovid Asniel ben Reb Eliyhu ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Eli Vcherashansky in honor of Rabbi Eli Vcherashansky’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Melech Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Chana Weiss’s brother Lee ben Reb Yacov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya. 

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Bamidbar

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mushi Fogelman in honor of Rabbi Mushi Fogelman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Levenberg in honor of Rabbi Simcha Levenberg’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Bamidbar

Mazal Tov To - Bamidbar

Upcoming Birthdays

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

Upcoming Anniversaries

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

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Dovid Asniel ben Reb Eliyhu (Mrs. Rae Shagalov’s father) - 5 Sivan
  • Reb Yehoshua ben Reb Moshe Yaakov (Rabbi Shaya Berkowitz’s brother) - 6 Sivan
  • Lee ben Reb Yacov (Mrs. Chana Weiss’s brother) - 7 Sivan
  • Reb Mich'l ben Reb Shlaima (Mrs. Esther Ginsburg’s father) - 9 Sivan
  • Reb Yaakov ben Reb Zalmen Leib (Mr. Zalman Roth’s father) - 10 Sivan

Devar Torah - Bamidbar

Storm the Shores of the World with the Torah

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

The Mishnah in Pirkei Avos (Chapter 6 Mishnah 2, the Chapter we learn before Shavuos) says: Said Rabbi Joshua the son of Levi: Every day, an echo resounds from Har Chorev (Sinai) proclaiming and saying: "Woe is to the creatures who insult the Torah."

Why is the mountain upon which the Torah was given called Chorev in this Mishnah instead of its common name of Har Sinai? The Rebbe answers this question by first clarifying what changed at the giving of the Torah in comparison to the way the Torah was earlier by the Avos (they also learned the Torah).

When Hashem gave the Torah he gave us a tool with which to combat the negativity of this world where Hashem’s goodness is hidden. By having the Torah we have a tool with which we are empowered to combat the darkness of the world and make it into a dwelling place for Hashem’s presence.

This is the reason Har Sinai is called Har Chorev. The word Chorev comes from the word churbon which means destruction. It also comes from the word cherev which means sword. We have been given the power to transform the destructive forces of this world into positive with our sword of Torah that was given to us on Har Chorev at Matan Torah.

Chassidus teaches us that until the giving of the Torah mitzvos did not penetrate into the physicality of the world. There was a separation between G-dliness and the world. By Matan Torah the separation between physicality  and G-dliness was broken. From that day forward the power to infuse the physical world with G-dliness was given and the world was changed forever. Ever since we have been on a non-stop campaign to combat that which covers over G-dliness and transform the negativity of that darkness into a world where Hashem the King is apparent and a place that recognizes His glory.

Everything that happens in the world is by hashgacha protis. This week the world commemorated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. On Tuesday, 6 June 1944 the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II began. Codenamed Operation Neptune and often referred to as D-Day, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. The operation began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later western Europe) from Nazi control, and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.

This week President Trump said in his speech:

“The exceptional might came from a truly exceptional spirit.  The abundance of courage came from an abundance of faith. The great deeds of an Army came from the great depths of their love. As they confronted their fate, the Americans and the Allies placed themselves into the palm of G-d’s hand.”

The President’s speech ended:

“The blood that they spilled, the tears that they shed, the lives that they gave, the sacrifice that they made, did not just win a battle.  It did not just win a war. Those who fought here won a future for our nation. They won the survival of our civilization. And they showed us the way to love, cherish, and defend our way of life for many centuries to come.

Today, as we stand together upon this sacred Earth, we pledge that our nations will forever be strong and united.  We will forever be together. Our people will forever be bold. Our hearts will forever be loyal. And our children, and their children, will forever and always be free.

May G-d bless our great veterans.  May G-d bless our Allies. May G-d bless the heroes of D-Day.  And may G-d bless America. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much.”

At that time some 75 years ago the majority of the Free World fought the Nazi evil empire on the theater of the European continent, a  backdrop of millions of casualties including the Six Million Jews that were killed in the Holocaust. As we recall the great sacrifice of those who gave their lives on that day, we draw a lesson  as to the importance and sacrifice required of us and our task of bringing Moshiach to the world. We are called upon on a day-to-day basis to draw our sword, the sword that we received at Chorev to destroy the negative forces that attempt to overwhelm our purpose.

During this same  time period, about 4 years earlier in the middle of World War II, the Previous Rebbe landed on the shores of America.  The Rebbe announced his purpose immediately upon arrival. The Rebbe was here to fight the misconception that “America is different”. The Rebbe fought the notion that the Judaism of Europe did not belong in America. The Previous Rebbe was physically challenged in a number of ways. The Rebbe was limited to a wheelchair and due to illness could not speak clearly.  Undaunted, the Rebbe started to storm the shores of America with a small army. The Rebbe opened the Yeshiva Tomchei Tomimim with a small group of 18 year olds. He sent these young men out to various cities throughout the country to combat the darkness and negativity of the American culture. My father served as a ‘paratrooper’ in that army, ‘dropping in’ to various cities throughout America to bring Yiddishkeit to the masses. Over time and with a tenacious spirit they were successful. Today there are thousands of Shluchim all over the world. It all began on the shores of America where the Previous Rebbe and a few brave young yeshiva students stormed the walls of galus in America and in the world at large.

There is an important lesson in both of these stories for each and every one  of us. At times we may feel overwhelmed by the darkness of the world culture that surrounds us and feel the odds are not in our favor. When we reach the holiday of Shavuos we are reminded that Hashem has given us a sword, the Torah which allows us to attack the destructive forces of our world notwithstanding the daunting darkness. As we proceed with sacrifice unwavering towards our goal carrying with us the Torah that we received at Har Chorev we go forward with Simcha and Penimius to follow through on the original storming of the darkness and culminate in total victory to receive the Torah Chadasha from Moshiach immediately.

Good Shabbos. Good Yom Tov. Kabbolas HaTorah b’simcha u’b’Penimius

Local LA family needs our HELP

The fate of a local longtime LA family is in our hands. The father of 11 children, Reb Shmuel Ben Rachel Dahan, suffered a massive heart attack. At first the doctors were not sure he would make it, but with his family and the community's Tefilos BH, he is off life support; but he still has a long road ahead to a full Refua Shelayma.

We can not standby and watch this family suffer any longer and worry about basics all while helping their father recuperate from this major health crisis! The doctor bills, expenses associated with Reb Shmuel's heart attack, daily expenses and living expenses are piling up and he is unable to work at the moment.

Please do not turn a blind eye. Please give generously to help save this family from any further suffering.

Many Rabbonim have being doing everything they can to help and ask that you help as well.

Rabbi Moshe Levin
Rabbi Shimon Raichik
Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum
Rabbi Avraham Zajac
Rabbi Arye Sufrin
Rabbi Daniel Cavalier
Rabbi Goldenberg
Rabbi Y. Boruch Sufrin

Grand Milchig Kiddush

 As in the past - The entire shul is invited to our grand Milchig Kiddush
Upstairs in Moshe Ganz Hall
1st day of Shavuos - after davening

Chabad Chodesh - Sivan

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

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