EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
March 24-31, 2017, 26 Adar – 4 Nissan 5777
Refuah Shlemah to Rabbi Yehuda Kelemer, Yehuda ben Rivka Leah
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, March 24, 2017
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 6:51
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:00 pm
Shabbat, March 25, 2017
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15
Latest Shema........................ 9:56
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 5:40
Seudat Shelisheet................. 7:05 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 8:03
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Hachnaset Sefer Torah -
ECDP Annual Dinner – 5:00 pm
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 6:22 am
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am -
by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
Weekdays – March 27-31,
Rosh Chodesh Nissan, Tuesday, March 28, 2017
minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Mon & Thu
pm Mon-Thu (Change from Calendar, See announcement below)
CONDOLENCES: We regret to announce
the passing of Susanne Schiller A'H, mother of our member Gabriella Diamond and Andy Schiller. Shiva will
be observed until Sunday morning at the Diamond home, 731
Dickens Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010 during the following hours: Motzei Shabbat until 10pm. May the family be
comforted among the mourners of Tzion and Jerusalem.
MAZAL TOV to Ross Eisenberg on
his engagement to Esther Rimler of Kew Garden Hills.
Mazal Tov to his mother, Robin Goren and his siblings, Jaime and Judd. Mazal
tov to resident Grandmother Miriam Goren and resident Uncles Ray and Alan
Goren. Mazal Tov as well to the entire Rimler family.
MAZAL TOV to Paulette &
Richard Kolchin on the birth of their grandson, Ariel
Binyamin, born to Hadassa & Itamar
Frankenthal of San Jose, CA.
MAZAL TOV to Melissa & Ephi Strazynski on the birth of a baby girl, Necha
Kayla (Kaylie Ann). May they merit to raise her l'Torah
l'chupah ul'massim tovim.
WELCOME to Erica & Tzvi Schwartz & family who recently moved into their
new home at 699 Wildwood Road. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.
DINNER! We look forward to
celebrating our 15th
Annual Dinner this Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 5:00 pm at Congregation Shaaray Shalom (JCC). Mazal tov to our honorees: Laurie & Natan Hecht and Yael
& Dovi Greenberger. Thank
you all for making this Dinner so successful. The Dinner Committee.
HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH: There
will be a Hashkama Minyan Kiddush this week sponsored by Miriam
& Sam Meyer to commemorate the yahrtzeits of
Miriam's mother, Chaya Esther bat Klonimus and Sam's
grandfathers, Shmuel ben Yoseph and Hachaver Meir ben Hachaver Yehudah.
MONTHLY KIDDUSH: Our Monthly Kiddush takes place this Shabbat. We thank the following
Jen & Eric Bienenfeld on the occasion of Julia's
and Ethan's birthdays
Laurie & Natan Hecht and Yael & Dovi
Greenberger in recognition of the outstanding efforts and incredible dedication
demonstrated by ECDP's Dinner Committee. Looking forward to a fantastic event!
Shira & Donny Greenberger
Lustbader family to commemorate the Yahrtzeit
of Sharon's father, Paul Frommer, Pinchas
ben Yosef, which will take place on the 29th of Adar.
Bat-Sheva & Wayne Kutner
on the occasion of their 25th wedding anniversary
Marcia & Murray Morris in honor of the birth of a great-granddaughter,
Leah Sivan born to Marcia & Murray Morris' grandchildren Rachel and Sam
Bruce children of Jeffrey and Alice Morris. Mazal tov to great aunt and uncle
Nancy & Neil Smith.
DAF YOMI: Gail & Jay Lang and
family are sponsoring the Daf Yomi learning this week
L'zecher Nishmat Jay's
brother, Rabbi Eugene Lang - Harav Yitzchak Moshe ben
Shlomo Yaacov , zt'"l
whose yartzheit took place this past week on the 23rd
day of Adar. In the zechut of the learning, may his Neshama have an aliyah.
Greer will be available at ECDP in the Beit Medrash
on Sunday, at the following times: March 26 from 8:30 - 10:00 am, Wednesday
evening, March 29 from 9:30-10:30 pm, Saturday night, April 1 from 8:45-9:45 pm
and on Sunday April 2 from 8:30-9:30 AM. Additional times will be announced.
Hachnasat Sefer Torah: We are very excited
to invite everyone to participate in the Hachnasat Sefer Torah as we complete and welcome a new Torah being
written by Florence & Leo Schechter in honor of their 60th wedding
anniversary. Please join us on Sunday morning March 26 at 11:00 am in the Beit Medrash as we write the final letters. At 12:00 Noon we
will dance the new Torah into the main sanctuary with a Chuppah,
music and dancing. Light refreshments will be served.
Charity for those in need for Pesach is being collected. Checks should be given
to Rabbi Schwalb or Rabbi Greer and can be made out to the ECDP Rabbi’s Fund or
may be paid on line by filling out this form http://bit.ly/ECDPMC
SEFER DONATION: We thank the following families for donating
these seforim to our Library:
Aggadah: Sages, Stories & Secrets by Rabbi
Immanuel Bernstein, dedicated by the Appel Family in commemoration of the Third
Yahrtzeit of Yoel Natan ben
Yaakov Halevi A’H
Seven-volume set of Talmud Yerushalmi, dedicated in
commemoration of the 15th Yahrtzeit of Betty Reich
A’H, Mother of Loraine Stein, by Loraine & Jonathan Stein.
WEEKLY WEDNESDAY LEARNING PROGRAM:
Please join us this Wednesday evening, March 29 in the Beit Medrash
of ECDP at 8:30 pm for chevruta learning and a short
shiur/discussion. We are studying the Gemara of Beitzah, Daf 4a and the halachot relevant to our daily life.
MAARIV MINYAN: The
late Maariv will continue until further notice. The mincha/maariv minyan will begin
after April 1, 2017. To indicate your interest in the mincha/maariv minyan, please text Shragi
BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's
weekly Chumash Shiur will resume after Pesach.
NORPAC: This year's NORPAC
Mission to Washington is scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Each year, shul
members join hundreds from the New York metropolitan area to meet with
Congressman, Senators, and their aides to lobby on behalf of Israel. You can
register online atnorpac.net; the registration fee will increase after March 13.
between West Hempstead and Washington is provided at no additional cost. You
may contact Richard Kolchin (email@example.com)
with any questions.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
SHABBAT MORNING YOUTH
GROUPS: Groups will start a 10am and will run until Shul is over. As
usual, all kids who show up will receive tickets towards the prize redemption
raffle at the end of the year! Anyone who brings in a joke about either this
week’s Parsha or about Purim will receive FIVE extra
PICTURES FROM ECDP YOUTH EVENTS! The Youth Department is in the process
of putting together a slideshow featuring photos from all our wonderful Youth
Events. We need YOUR help! We are trying to collect all the photos we can find.
If you took any photos at any of our events from the last 2-3 years, please
send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASAP!! Thank you!
KIDDUSH: This coming Shabbat,
March 25th, we will
be having our monthly Youth Birthday Kiddush! The kiddush will take place at Youth Groups in honor of all the
kids who had their birthdays in March! Lots of yummy treats will be served! Thank
you very much to all of this month’s sponsors:
Shira & Donny Greenberger in honor of Miri's birthday!
Rachel & Levi Lazarus in honor of Abby and Dana's birthdays!
Samantha & Uri Orenbuch in honor of Izzy &
Heather Rutner & Michael Plotsker in honor of Haley's Birthday!
Special thanks to "16 Handles" for providing the ice cream and
toppings for this month’s birthday kiddush!
EREV PESACH EVENT: This year’s annual Erev Pesach Event will take place on Friday, April 7 for
kids aged 2 and older! Details will be announced next week, which will be
followed by the opening of registration for the trip. Please note: Due to the
extremely high demand for our Erev Chag trips that we have experienced in the past, there will
be a short period where ECDP members will be given priority registration before
we accept reservations from the general public. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, March 28 8-10 pm at the home of Jen Bienenfeld, 750 Crestwood Place.
Hats, jewelry, games, tablecloths and more. Don’t miss out!
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The book club featuring “The Law of Similars” by Chris Bohajalian
will be meeting Monday, April 24, 2017 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 at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
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
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 in smachot.
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 in advance.
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
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.
BENEFIT EVENT: Sunday, March 26 1-5pm, 3on3 Basketball Tournament for
young professionals. Both players and spectators are welcome! Ramaz Upper School, 60 East 78th Street, NYC. The event
link is as follows: https://www.facebook. com/events/1913819568847970/
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
"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
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.