EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
June 2-9, 2017, 8-15 Sivan 5777
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, June 2, 2017
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 8:01
& 8:10 pm
Shabbat, June 3, 2017
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 &
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15
Latest Shema........................ 9:09
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:50
Women’s Shiur...................... 6:45 pm at Dvorah Levy’s house; Topic: Rachav
Seudat Shelisheet................. 8:15
Shabbat Ends....................... 9:12
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
Weekdays – June 5-9,
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes
before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Mon & Thu
am Tue, Wed & Fri
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.
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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!
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 (email@example.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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com if you have any questions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
If you have an upcoming yahrzeit or simcha on Shabbat, please send an email or
contact our Gabbai, Shragi Feldman, at email@example.com
during the week prior to Shabbat so that the appropriate kibbud can be prepared
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
TOWNS COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE - "BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.