Weekdays, April 3-5, 2013


661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552

August 5-12, 2016, 1-8 Av 5776
Parshat Matot-Masei


Friday, August 5, 2016
Rosh Chodesh Av
Shacharit.............................. 6:25 am
Candle Lighting..................... 7:45 pm
Mincha.................................. 7:00 & 7:50 pm

Shabbat, August 12, 2016
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:28 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:35 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... Cancelled
Women’s Shiur...................... 7:00 pm at D. Levy’s house; Topic: Eichah
Mincha.................................. 7:35 pm
Seudat Shelisheet................. 8:00 pm
Maariv.................................. 8:46 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 8:54 pm

Sunday, August 7, 2016
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:02 am
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 & 8:30 am
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... Cancelled 8:25 am – Massechet Kiddushin
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:50 pm

Weekdays – August 8-12, 2016
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....................... 7:45 pm Mon-Thu



SAVE THE DATE: ECDP invites all men to a Summer BBQ bash! August 25th at the home of Dovi Greenberger, 638 Willow Road. Looking forward to seeing you there! More details to follow.

HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH: There will be a Hashkama Minyan Kiddush this week sponsored by the Einbinders in honor of the 19th anniversary of ECDP.

BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur will take place at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at ECDP.

ECDP DINNER! We are pleased to announce that this year’s annual dinner will, IY”H, take place on September 11, 2016. We hope to see you all there as we celebrate, together, with this year’s deserving honorees: Dalia & Zev Brandel and Leah & Jonathan Fish. Email ads to dinner@ecdp.info; ad blanks and RSVP form available online at bit.ly/ECDPDINNER2016. We look forward to greeting you all on this special evening for our Shul. The Dinner Committee.



SHABBAT YOUTH GROUPS: Groups will be running as usual this Shabbat, from 10am until Shul is over. Please note that for the duration of the summer the younger girls group will be moved to the back of the Beit Medrash, next to the older girls group, instead of the front. The Toddlers and Boys groups will continue to take place in their regular locations. We can't wait to see you there!



ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “Goldfinch” by Donna Tart will be meeting this Monday, August 8 at 8:30 pm at the home of Leah Fish, 632 Jefferson Street. The books will be available at the West Hempstead library under Nancy’s book club.

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!



New Combination 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 house@ecdp.info if you have any questions or comments.

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.

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.

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

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 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 NOTICE:  Congregation Shaaray Shalom is asking for support from the Community as we partner with KOSHER TROOPS to collect NEW school supplies for the children of the men and women who are serving in the United States Military. We are collecting the following NEW school supplies: Notebooks (hard and soft covered), pens, pencils, markers, rulers, calculators, glue sticks, index cards, erasers, note pads, pencil cases, white-out strips, subject dividers, 1-inch binders and back packs. Bins for drop-off are located in Congregation Shaaray Shalom (711 Dogwood Avenue West Hempstead; Enter through side door by ringing intercom), Bagel Town (488 Hempstead Ave, West Hempstead), and HUNKI’s (338 Hempstead Ave, West Hempstead). The final collection date is Friday, August 12th. This is a hard deadline as these items must then be sorted and sent to various locations throughout the country. Thank you for your support of this Mitzvah. For additional information please email leahf584@aol.com.

TREES4EZRA.ORG: ECDP has been invited to join the thousands of others worldwide in planting trees in memory of Ezra Schwartz h"yd and to show the Schwartz family that we are all with them and share their pain in their time of need. The Schwartz family has asked that everyone plant trees in memory of Ezra. Together we can collectively plant a vineyard that will show the world something beautiful. If ECDP plants at least 100 trees collectively we will have our own permanently installed sign with the Shul's name and logo in the "Ezra Schwartz Vineyard". Trees can be planted at www.Trees4Ezra.org. Please be sure to use this link only as it has Eitz Chayim’s code built in so we can track how many trees were planted through ECDP.

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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