EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead,
August 11-18, 2017, 19-26 Av 5777
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, August 11, 2017
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 7:39
& 7:45 pm
Shabbat, August 12,
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 &
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15
Latest Shema........................ 9:30
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Women’s Shiur...................... 6:15
pm at Dvorah Levy’s house, Topic: Wife of Achav
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:25
Seudat Shelisheet................. 7:50
Shabbat Ends....................... 8:48
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:08 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 am -
by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
Weekdays – August 14-18,
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes
before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Mon & Thu
am Tue, Wed & Fri
There will be a Hashkama Minyan Kiddush this Shabbat.
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: There will be a general
membership meeting on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8:30 pm. All members are invited to attend.
SEAT SELECTION FOR YAMIM NORAIM 2017: Information will be forthcoming with respect
to seat selection for the 2017 Yamim Noraim. Please make sure to be current on all outstanding obligations.
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE DATE: ECDP invites all men to a Summer Brotherhood
BBQ! August 30th at the home of Dovi Greenberger, 638 Willow Road.
Looking forward to seeing you there! More details to follow.
FAREWELL KIDDUSH for RABBI & REBBETZIN GREER & WELCOME
BACK RABBI & REBBETZIN SCHWALB: We will have
a gala kiddush to express our Hakarat Hatov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Greer for
providing such an uplifting year for our Kehilla. In addition, it will provide
an opportunity to give a warm welcome back to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Schwalb. Join
us on Shabbat, Parshat Ki Tavo, September 9, 2017. If you are interested
in being a sponsor please email email@example.com.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
SHABBAT MORNING YOUTH
GROUPS: Shabbat groups will start at 10:00 am and will conclude at the end of
davening. Anyone who comes to groups will receive tickets towards our next
prize redemption raffle! Also, as usual, any children who participate nicely in
davening at groups will be eligible for our weekly raffle! Each week, several
kids prepare and deliver short divrei torah at groups! 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!
BIRTHDAY KIDDUSH: AUGUST: This Shabbat we will be having our monthly "Youth Birthday Kiddush" at
groups, celebrating all children at groups who have their birthdays during the
month of August! All kids are
invited! Lots of yummy treats and snacks! Thank you to all of this month’s sponsors!:
Shana & Jonathan Schoenfeld in honor of Emma's and Gabriel's birthdays!
Tamara & Mordechai Shulman in honor of Daniel's birthday!
MESS DAY!: We are extremely excited to introduce our first ever
"MESS DAY", on Sunday, August 13th! All children ages 2-5 are invited to join Morah Faigy & Rafi from 9:45-11:00 am for the messiest activities
around! The kids will squish, squelch, splash, and mush a variety of messy
materials as they make their way through our fun activity stations! Then, wash
off in the hose and sprinkler outside! Make sure to wear footwear that can get
wet, clothes that can get dirty, and bring a towel to dry off afterwards!
Admission is $18 per person ($25 for non-members). ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT! RSVP:
Rafi at email@example.com
NIGHT OUT: BASEBALL GAME: Join us on
Sunday, August 20th for a "Family Night Out" to the
exciting Long Island Ducks vs Lancaster Barnstormers baseball game, on Jewish
Heritage Night! Gates open at 4:05 pm,
game starts at5:05 pm. Pre-game
"Meet & Greet" autograph session with the baseball players, and
post-game everyone is invited to "run the bases"! Tickets are $15 per
person. Children 3 years old & younger may attend for free if they sit on a
parent’s lap. To reserve your tickets, please email Rafi at firstname.lastname@example.org
as soon as possible! Deadline to RSVP is 8/13.
DATE: ECDP YOUTH KICKOFF EXTRAVAGANZA: On Sunday, September 10th we
will be having our incredible annual " ECDP Youth Kickoff Event",
from 4:00-6:00 pm at Cornwell Park, to celebrate the start of the new season of
youth activities! The event will include "Game Truck", Laser Tag,
Bubble Soccer, Bounce House, food, entertainment, games, AND MORE! This will be
THE event of the year, you don't want to miss this! More details to follow.
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The book club featuring “Snow in August” by Pete Hamill will be meeting Monday, August 16 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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 lights are off and 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 and times.
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.
TOV B’YACHAD SUPPLIES FOR SUCCESS: Sunday, August 13, 2017, Volunteer for
sorting and assembly, Adults and Teens over 12 years old are needed to set up
at 9:30 am. Come with your kids ages 7 and up from 11 am – 12:30 pm to assemble
bags. HAFTR Middle School Gym, 33 Washington Avenue, Lawrence, NY. Enter
through Frost Lane entrance.
SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual Walk 4 Friendship benefiting the Friendship Circle and HANC.
Sunday, September 3, 2017. For more information please contact Rabbi Lieberman
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
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
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.