June 2-9, 2017

CONGREGATION EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK

661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
www.ecdp.info

June 2-9, 2017, 8-15 Sivan 5777
Parshat Nasso

SCHEDULE OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM

Friday, June 2, 2017
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 8:01 pm
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:00 & 8:10 pm

Shabbat, June 3, 2017
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:09 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:50 pm
Women’s Shiur...................... 6:45 pm at Dvorah Levy’s house; Topic:
Rachav
Mincha.................................. 7:50 pm
Seudat Shelisheet................. 8:15 pm
Maariv.................................. 9:04 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 9:12 pm

Sunday, June 4, 2017
Israeli Day Parade
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 4:23 am
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Greer
Mincha/Maariv....................... 8:10 pm

Weekdays – June 5-9, 2017
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Mon & Thu
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Mincha/Maariv....................... 8:10 pm Mon-Thu

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONDOLENCES: We regret to inform you of the passing of Allen Frenkel A'H, brother of our member Gail Lang. The Shiva is over because of the onset of Shavuot. The family will be accepting guests on Sunday, June 4th between 10 AM and 7 PM at the home of Gail's sister (Pearl Farbowitz) 141-23 70th Road, Kew Garden Hills, NY. May the Almighty comfort the family among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Mazal Tov to Moshe Chaim Greer upon his Hanachat Tefillin. Mazal tov to his parents Rabbi & Rebbetzin Greer and his to his whole family. We look forward to celebrating his Bar Mitzvah with the ECDP community.

WELCOME to Orlie & Eric Taber and family who recently moved into their new home at 588 Washington Street. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

WELCOME to Danielle & Abie Mizrahi and family who recently joined our Shul. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH: There will be a Hashkama Minyan Kiddush this week.

salute to israel parade: The Israeli Day Parade will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017 along Fifth Avenue.

BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur will resume on Tuesday, June 6 at 8:00 pm at ECDP.

WEEKLY WEDNESDAY LEARNING PROGRAM: Please join us this Wednesday evening, June 7 at 8:30 pm for chevruta learning and a short shiur/discussion. We are studying the Gemara of Beitzah, Daf 5A and the halachot relevant to our daily life.

SAVE THE DATE: SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE: Rabbi Ari Sytner will be joining ECDP on Shabbat June 10, Parshat Beha’alotcha. Rabbi Sytner will be speaking Friday night following 7 pm davening, Shabbat morning following our annual Graduation Kiddush, at s Special Oneg hosted by Huvi & Fred Cohen in the home at 607 Howard Avenue and at Seudat Shelisheet. Sponsorships are welcome. Please email webmaster@ecdp.info. We look forward to having Rabbi Sytner for Shabbat.

Annual Graduation Kiddush and Graduate List:  We will be having our annual Kiddush in honor of our Graduates of any age, including Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College or University graduates on Shabbat Parshat Beha’alotcha, June 10th. The special cost for joining as a sponsor in honor of a graduate is $72. We are also compiling our annual list of graduates that will be circulated on June 9th. Please send an email to graduate@ecdp.info with the name of your GRADUATE and include the graduate's old school and new school (or professional info). The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 7th. If you would like to join as a sponsor for the annual kiddush, please send an email to graduate@ecdp.info with the information for the announcements.

YIZKOR APPEAL: The Shul held a Yizkor appear over this past Yom Tov. If you have not had a chance to pledge or have not yet paid please contact Josh Kupchik at jkupchik47@gmail.com

 

YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES

EARLY GROUPS TRIAL: We are pleased to announce the start of "early groups" at ECDP! We are in the middle of a four-week trial period to gauge demand for early-morning supervision during the first hour of davening. During this trial period, which will run through June 10, early groups will run from 9am-10am. This will be followed by regular groups, which run from 10am until the conclusion of davening. Early groups will be supervised by our outstanding Youth Director, Rafi Allman, and our dedicated youth leaders. Early groups is open to all children who are of age to attend regular groups. We can't wait to see you there!

SHABBAT MORNING YOUTH GROUPS: Regular groups will start at 10am and will conclude at the end of davening. As usual, anyone who comes to groups will receive tickets towards the next prize redemption raffle, happening on June 11th! Also as usual, any children who participate nicely in davening at groups will be eligible for our weekly raffle! As part of the new programs that we are phasing into groups, a few weeks ago we started to have kids prepare and deliver short divrei torah each week! Special thanks to Miri Greenberger & Eli Penn for giving beautiful divrei torah last week! If your children would like to be part of the dvar torah rotation (and rewarded handsomely with tickets), please email Rafi at youth@ecdp.info!

PRIZE REDEMPTION RAFFLE: THIS IS IT! The moment you've all been waiting for! Our highly-anticipated Prize Redemption raffle will take place on Sunday evening, June 11th at 4pm in the Beit Medrash! Time to cash in all of your hard-earned tickets from groups and put them to work! EXCITING PRIZES! Remember to bring in your tickets to trade in for raffle tickets!

ANNUAL YEAR-END YOUTH CELEBRATION Everyone is invited to our annual end of the year Youth Celebration & Seudah, on Shabbat, Parshat Sh’lach, June 17th at 6:00 pm at the home of Jessica & Kobi Leifer, 745 Evergreen Drive. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in contributing food for the event. Please email Jessica Leifer (Jleifer1@gmail.com) or Leah Fish (lshanfel@yahoo.com) if you are interested. Join us as we celebrate another amazing year at ECDP, Youth Awards Ceremony, Food, & Fun!

TEEN MINYAN: Our next monthly teen minyan takes place Shabbat Parshat Korach, June 24, 2017, 9:30 am at the Wachtell Room of Congregation Shaaray Shalom followed by a Hot Kiddush. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

SISTERHOOD NOTICES

ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: Stay tuned for Book Club Information.

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 myska43@yahoo.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 stuckman923@gmail.com or Rachel Hanuka at myska43@yahoo.com 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 havalee619@gmail.com. Tizku L’Mitzvot!

 

SHUL NOTICES

Combination for Sprague Entrance: The combination for the Sprague entrance is efes, vav, aleph, gimmel. Please note that the combination will be changed on a periodic basis. Please email house@ecdp.info if you have any questions or comments.

TZEDAKA FUND: A Charity Account has been created to provide for those who come to collect and other tzedakah needs. This fund will be overseen by Rabbi Greer and checks should be made out to Eitz Chayim Charity Account and can be given to Rabbi Greer or Josh Kupchik.

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 juappel@optonline.net or hwrutner@yahoo.com 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 (lshanfel@yahoo.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.

YAHRTZEIT PlAQUES AND SHUL CLOUD UPDATE: We are currently in the process of updating the ECDP Yahrtzeit calendar. If you have loved ones 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 in smachot.

Yahrzeit/Simcha Reminder. If you have an upcoming yahrzeit or simcha on Shabbat, please send an email or contact our Gabbai, Shragi Feldman, at msnsaf@gmail.com during the week prior to Shabbat so that the appropriate kibbud can be prepared in advance.

ECDP FACEBOOK: 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 Facebook page!

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 soulsticks@gmail.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, simply notify webmaster@ecdp.info 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.

BRUCE WENGER 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 to www.whfoodbank.org.
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 amyzehn@gmail.com.

SIMCHA/EVENT SCHEDULING. To avoid any simcha/event scheduling conflicts, please make sure when planning a simcha or an event that you notify and check with the Shul and West Hempstead community calendars. The Shul calendar is maintained by Heather Rutner hwrutner@yahoo.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 calendar@yiwh.org to coordinate the date and times.

YAHRTZEIT PLAQUES. If you would like to order yahrtzeit plaques in our shul, please contact Gail Hay at 516-414-1626 or gailhay555@aol.com.

 

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

HANC FAMILY BBQ following Israeli DAY PARADe, June 4: Temple Israel of the city of New York, 112 E. 75th Street. For all HANC Families, Alumni Families, Staff & Friends, 2-6 pm. Kids Entertainment and More. Space is limited so reserve now. RSVP to Lpazornick@hanc.org.

FIVE TOWNS COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE - "BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES TOGETHER"- June 25, 2017 Registration is open. Join us for a very special Yeshivat Hakotel initiated achdut educational yom iyun IY"H taking place at the YI Woodmere, Sunday morning June 25. Rabbi Goller will be speaking amongst a host of Rabbonim and educators representing the many different community and Israel shuls, schools, and other educational organizations. Program is free of charge. Registration is encouraged but not required: bit.ly/FTCONF2017 For more information, contact Syma Shulman Levine.

Chabad of West Hempstead’s Annual Women’s Spa Day, Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the home/garden/pool of Joni Nathanson, 672 Wildwood Road West Hempstead. In honor of our Women of Valor, Phyllis Rayman and Tania Materman. In loving memory of their late husbands, Dave Rayman A”H and Robert Materman A”H. One price for Day and Evening program- $36. Teens: $18 Children ages 5-12: $5, Children under age 5: free, 1st time attendees: $25. Early registration by June 15th $25. Sponsors: $100 (includes admission, 3 raffle tickets, massage, name of program). Patrons: $72 (includes admission, 3 raffle tickets, manicure, name of on program). Door Prizes for Everyone!! Raffle Prizes, Meditative Art activity featuring artist Marlena Schwartzman, Lectures by Miriam Kahn and Raizel Penn, Water Aerobics with Shaindy Hammer, Yoga with Shoshana Lazar, SpaCapella performance, And much more!! Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch, Water aerobics classes, vendors, swimming, lectures, spa services, relaxation, cards, mahjong, spa services, Extra fees for spa services. Checks should be made out to Chabad of West Hempstead and sent to Joni Nathanson, 672 Wildwood Road.

IDENTIFICATION FOR CHILDREN: 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 simchaconnection@yiwh.org.

MOM'S 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 skirt.gemach@gmail.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 skirt.gemach@gmail.com.

To place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact webmaster@ecdp.info. Deadline for submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.

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