EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
December 2-9, 2016, 2-9 Kislev 5777
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, December 2,
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 4:08
Shabbat, December 3,
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 &
Parsha Shiur......................... Cancelled
Latest Shema........................ 9:23
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 3:15
Seduat Shelisheet................. 4:25 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 5:18
Sunday, December 4,
V'ten Tal U'Mater Livracha – Begins at Maariv
Earliest Talit/Tefil.................. 6:08 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 am -
by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
Sisterhood Shiur................... 9:15
am at the home of S. Radinsky, given by Gloria Nusbacher; Topic - Talmudic
Stories Are Not Just Rabbinic Fairy Tales
Mincha/Maariv...................... 4:15 pm
Weekdays – December 5-9,
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes
before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Mon & Thu
am Tue, Wed & Fri
THE MARK KALMANOWITZ FRIDAY
NIGHT LEARNING PROGRAM The learning will continue through the winter months until
we return the clock to daylight savings time on Purim, after parshat
Tetzaveh/Zachor. Every Friday night following maariv in
the Beit Medrash, a ten-minute dvar torah on the week's parsha is presented by
a different person. This week's dvar torah will be delivered by Dr. Israel
There will be a Hashkama Minyan Kiddush
WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur will
take place this Tuesday night, December 6 at 8 pm at ECDP.
LEARNING PROGRAM: Our learning program will continue this Wednesday evening, December
7, at 8:30 pm. We will learn in pairs, b'chevrusah - or in small groups - a
scintillating section of Gemara, followed by a short talk about the laws we can
glean from the text. This format should
allow for a lively conversation in which we can all benefit, applying our
different approaches to Torat Hashem. Looking forward to seeing you there.
NORAIM / ATA HAREISA APPEALS: We are still collecting pledges
from the Yomim Noraim & Ata Hareisa appeals. We have received pledges from
50% of the Shul. Our goal is 100% participation! if you have not yet pledged,
our Shul is counting on you – help us reach our goal. Please send your pledge
to Josh Kupchik at email@example.com
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
SHABBAT MORNING YOUTH GROUPS: Groups will start at 10 am and
will run until Shul is over. All groups will take place in their usual
locations in Shul. The first 5 kids (don't share your answers with anyone!) to
tell Rafi the answer to the following question at groups will get FIVE extra
raffle tickets! The question is: What was the name of Essay's wife, and who was
TICKETS ARE BACK! DOUBLE TICKETS THIS WEEK!
Come to groups this week and you will earn double tickets! Why? Because, why
not! Earn tickets by coming to Groups and other ECDP youth events, and then
redeem them at regular "Prize Redemption" raffles!
PARENT-CHILD LEARNING! Join us for a fun
filled evening of learning, snacks, pizza and prizes. This week everyone gets a
door prize just for coming! We thank our sponsors Robin & Izzy Eckman,
l’zecher nishmat Moshe Ben Yitzchok Aryeh and by an anonymous sponsor, l’zecher
nishmat Dov ben Dovid. For weekly sponsorship opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing you there! 6:15pm in the Beit Medrash.
THE DATE: DECEMBER'S YOUTH BIRTHDAY KIDDUSH: Next Shabbat, December
10th, we will be having our monthly "Youth
Birthday Kiddush" at Youth Groups in honor of all the kids who have their
in December! Ice cream cake, party hats,
cookies, oh my!! If your child's birthday is in December, sponsorships are
available!! ($18 - email@example.com)
This year’s amazing Chanukah Youth event will take place for youth of all ages
on Motzei Shabbat, December 24th at 6:45 pm, in Lieu of Parent/Child Learning.
Details to follow.
THE DATE: TEEN MINYAN: On Shabbat Parshat Vayishlach, December 17th ECDP will hold a
Teen Minyan, followed by a hot kiddush! Davening starts at 9:30 am. Open to
Students in 7th – 12th Grade.
SISTERHOOD SHIUR: Sunday, December 4; 9:15-10:15
am the community is invited to a Shiur given by Gloria Nusbacher. The topic
will be Talmudic Stories Are Not Just Rabbinic Fairy Tales - A Case Study at
the home of Stacey Radinsky, 685 Gaynor Place. Breakfast will be provided.
Sponsorships are welcome. Coffee: $18; Bagel: $25; Lox: $36. RSVP to Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shifra at
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The book club meeting featuring “A Thousand White Women” by Jim Fergus
will be meeting on Monday, December 5 at 8:30 pm at the home of Leah Fish, 632
Jefferson Street. The books are available at the West Hempstead library under
Nancy’s book club.
FRIDAY NIGHT ONEG. Join us as at our next Friday Night Oneg on
December 9, 2016 at the home of Laurie & Natan Hecht, 682 Washington Street
featuring R. Eli & Shalva Muschel. If you are able to bring a dessert,
please contact Rachel Hanuka at email@example.com.
If you are interested in babysitting or need a babysitter for that evening,
please contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there.
SAVE THE DATE: Pre-Chanukah Bake Sale,
Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the home of Rebbetzin Tamar Schwalb. If you can
bake, please contact Sharon Tuckman at email@example.com
CALLING ALL BABYSITTERS. ECDP Sisterhood
is once again updating our list of babysitters in the community. The list will
be distributed to our members and others in the community. If you would like to
be included on the list, send your name, age, and home telephone number to
Rachel Hanuka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAFÉ NIGHT: Join us for Café Night at ECDP on Saturday
Night, January 14, 2017. Carlos & Gabby’s Buffet Dinner, Doors Open at 8
pm, Showtime 9:00 pm. Cost is $72/couple, $36/single. Sponsorships welcome.
RSVP: Daena Greene email@example.com;
Laurie Hecht firstname.lastname@example.org;
Wendy Riback email@example.com
COOKBOOKS: The Sisterhood is selling our own cookbooks,
1 for $20 and 2 for $36. Don't miss out on being a part of the ECDP Community.
Please contact Sharon Tuckman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rachel Hanuka
to get one today!
THE CHESSED COMMITTEE is seeking volunteers
to join our Chessed teams for occasional cooking, etc. If you are able to
participate in this special mitzvah, and for more information, please contact
Ahava Feldman: 516-538-1917 or email@example.com.
for Sprague Entrance: Please be advised that
we have replaced the lock for the Sprague entrance and have changed the
combination. Please use the combination efes, vav, aleph, gimmel. Please
note that the combination will be changed on a periodic basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions
SHUL REMINDERS: Please do not bring
any Strollers into the Shul. Strollers must remain outside all buildings.
Please do not bring food into the new sanctuary. Please remember to make sure
the doors are locked when you are the last or next to last person to leave the
Shul. Thank you for your cooperation.
MEMO FROM THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: If you know of someone who wants to find out
more information about joining our Shul please email their name, address, phone
number and/or email address to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
so they can be contacted by a membership committee member.
MEMO FROM THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE The Welcoming
Committee welcomes new families to West Hempstead. Additionally, they arrange a
Friday night dinner to be delivered to new families for their first Shabbat. We
are looking for more volunteers that would be interested in offering to bring
Shabbat food for a new family when they move in. If you would be interested in
being asked to cook one or two dishes every 3-6 months (depending on how
frequently people move in) please email Jessica Leifer (Jleifer1@gmail.com) or
Leah Fish (email@example.com)
and we would be happy to add you to our pool of volunteers. Thank you to all
the volunteers who have helped so far and the welcoming committee: Shira
Greenberger, Yael Greenberger, Shifra Levy, Deena Shapiro & Nancy Smith.
Additionally, if you know of anyone moving in please email the Welcoming
Committee with information on the new family so we can make sure to give all
new families a nice welcome to our community.
HOURS: The Mikvah weekend hours are: Saturday night: 6 p.m. – 10:30 pm, Sunday: 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Motzei
Shabbat & Sunday: a community member is on duty till 7:30 p.m. At 7:30 pm
our regular attendant will come on duty. Check the MANC message for any changes
in the time. The Mikvah will open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
nights at 5:30 pm. Please check the
machine for new time as the zman changes. Please take advantage of these
new extended hours. Any further questions,
please call the MANC presidents: Malkie Merrill 516-485-1430 or Risa
Pollock 516-505-0396. MANC looks forward to serving the needs of our growing
community and appreciates your ongoing support.
YAHRTZEIT PlAQUES AND SHUL CLOUD UPDATE: We are
currently in the process of updating the ECDP Yahrtzeit calendar. If you have
loved one's that you wish to include in the shul's Yahrzeit calendar, please
take a moment to update or fill out this form, by clicking on this link
bit.ly/20SejoX By doing so,
you will be helping us maintain the most updated and accurate information, and
allowing us to accommodate your needs, as the Yahrtzeit approaches. Also, if
you would like to order yahrtzeit plaques in our Shul, please contact Gail Hay
at 516-414-1626 or gailhay555@ aol.com. We thank you in
advance for your assistance. May the neshamot have an aliyah and may we share
If you have an upcoming yahrzeit or simcha on Shabbat, please send an email or
contact our Gabbai, Shragi Feldman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
during the week prior to Shabbat so that the appropriate kibbud can be prepared
Calling all Facebookers! ECDP's Facebook page is full of pictures, news,
announcements and updates! Be sure to like ECDP and stay current
on what's going on! Click here for ECDP's
LIBRARY NOTICE: There are a number of seforim that have been
requested to be added to the Shul's Library. If you would like to donate
seforim in honor of a loved one, in honor of a Simcha or in memory of a loved
one, please contact Michael Sojcher at email@example.com or 917-846-2271.
ECDP Simcha Fund: It is the practice in many
shuls to mark special occasions by donating to a shul charity fund. By giving
to charity in connection with a simcha, we recognize that our simchas are
dependent on Hashem’s abundant kindness. ECDP is pleased to announce the
formation of a Simcha Fund. We look forward to celebrating many happy occasions
with all of you over the coming years. To donate to the ECDP Simcha Fund,
information about your simcha for listing in the weekly announcements and the
amount of your donation.
AMAZON SMILE PURCHASES: Help raise money for our Shul at no extra cost to you. Just follow a few
easy steps: When making purchases please do so using the URL: https://smile.amazon.com/.
Sign in using your email address and amazon password. Click on the drop down
box to select Congregation Eitz Chayim of Dogwood Park Inc. Proceed to make
your purchase as you would normally do. You have just generated a donation of
0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to our shul.
COURTESY TO OUR NEIGHBORS: Please make sure not to park your cars in any
way that blocks our neighbors' driveways. Additionally, please do not walk through
neighbors’ backyards on your way to and from the Shul unless you know that the
family does not mind.
WEST HEMPSTEAD FOOD BANK: For information, please contact Rabbi Schwalb
or call 917-656-1173. The food bank is not interested in knowing who you are,
only that we can provide food to you and your family. For more information go
The West Hempstead Food Bank
is now making available cards which can be given to your Shabbat hosts and/or
used for any other occasion. All proceeds from the sales of the cards, which
indicate that a donation has been made to the Food Bank, will be used to
purchase food. Cards are being sold in packages of 5 for a minimum $25
donation. To obtain the cards or for more information, please contact Amy
Zehnwirth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIMCHA SCHEDULING. To avoid any simcha scheduling conflicts,
please make sure when planning a simcha that you notify and check with the Shul
and West Hempstead community calendars. The Shul calendar is maintained by
Heather Rutner email@example.com.
The WH Community Calendar is maintained by Wendy Pusateri, in the office of the
Young Israel of West Hempstead. Please contact Wendy at 516-481-7429 (ext 2) or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate the date
YAHRTZEIT PLAQUES. If you would like to order yahrtzeit plaques
in our shul, please contact Gail Hay at 516-414-1626 or email@example.com.
CHABAD RIBFEST: Friday December 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Bar-Mitzvah Celebration Honoring
Charlie Weissman at Chabad, 566 Nassau Blvd, Corner of Hawthorne Street.
Suggested Donation $100. RSVP http://link.ChabadWesthempstead.org/go.asp?li=E3BE6C326CE7820DA61F472C62595E08&ui=5B4848D58A25A7E7683175D1150F80C0
Oma’s Sushi is pleased to announce that it will be open every Saturday Night at
6:30 pm. Come and enjoy some great Sushi in West Hempstead.
Yom tov season is over…. A winter
getaway/yeshiva break is on our mind! Team Yachad will be joining The Biggest Loser
Race Series Las Vegas Half Marathon/5K/Motivational Mile and it's the perfect
opportunity to get fit and enjoy time away! The race will be taking place Sunday
January 29, 2017. Starting Thursday night (1/26) and concluding on Sunday
afternoon (after the race), Yachad will provide kosher food and exciting
amenities at the Westin Lake Las Vegas. Extended trip options available at
discounted rates to satisfy vacation interest – perfect for bringing the family
along for an unforgettable yeshiva week break! For more information, visit the
Team Yachad Vegas site at vegas.teamyachad.com. See you in Vegas!
Parents should consider getting some form of ID for their children to carry
with them at all times. Below is a link to one such website. Carrying ID is so
important and quite inexpensive - starting at about $20. It is good to have on
for Shabbat, biking, walking, running etc. when kids (or even adults) don't
carry ID. May we only know smachot. http://www.roadid.com/Common/default.aspx
HATZALAH'S emergency responders are available in West
Hempstead. If you need immediate assistance, do not hesitate to call Hatzalah
at 718-387-1750 or 212-230-1000, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you have questions for West Hempstead
Hatzalah, they can be reached via email at WHHATZOLAH@gmail.com.
THE SIMCHA CONNECTION sponsored by YIWH Sisterhood, invites all
singles to register on our database at www.yiwh.org/simchaconnection.
It takes five to ten minutes to complete the form. The database can only be
viewed by the committee and allows them to search for potential matches based
on specific criteria such as age, hashkafa, etc. If you have any questions,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOUTIQUE G'MACH OF WEST HEMPSTEAD has gowns, gowns and more
gowns. If you are making a Simcha Please check us out! Gowns for girls till Bat
Mitzvah, Bridesmaids and mother of the Bride. All proceeds from the rentals are
given to the YIWH Rabbi's Fund. Please call Shaynee Miller 516-485-8257 or
Channie Stein 516-486-5062
"Just a Second" Maternity
of WEST Hempstead has all sizes - dresses, skirts, pants, long/short sleeve
shirts, sweaters, etc. All brands including Motherhood, Pea in a Pod, Olian,
Mimi, Old Navy, Gap and more! For appointments or donations (which are greatly
appreciated!), please contact Annie at 917-656-6370 or Sarah at 516-567-0132
100% of sales go to the YIWH Rabbi's Fund.
Skirt G’Mach of West Hempstead. There are many skirts
and some suits in great condition in women's sizes 0-18+ and girls' sizes also.
Please e-mail email@example.com or call 516.292.1550
to schedule an appointment. There is NO cost for any items at the gemach. If
you have skirts or dresses in excellent condition which you want to donate,
please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact email@example.com.
Deadline for submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.