CONGREGATION EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
October 23-28, 2016, 21-26 Tishrei
Shmini Atzeret / Simchat Torah 5777
SCHEDULE OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
October 23, 2016
Hoshana Rabah Sukkot
Shacharit.............................. 6:30 & 8:00 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:57
Candle Lighting..................... 5:42
Mincha/Maariv....................... 5:50 pm
Kiddush not b4...................... 6:53
October 24, 2016
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:57 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Yizkor not b4......................... 10:30
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... 6:15
pm – Topic: Torah Riddles
Candle Lighting not b4........... 6:50 pm (please note:
preparation for Simchat Torah should not be done prior to this time)
October 25, 2016
Gala Kiddush following aliyot
Shacharit.............................. 8:15 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:58 am
Toddler Groups..................... 10:00
am (Toddlers ONLY – will end when Kiddush begins)
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... 6:10
pm - Neilat HaChag Rabbi Fabian Schoenfeld
Yom Tov Ends...................... 6:50 pm
minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Wed & Fri
SIMCHAT TORAH: Everyone is invited to join us for Simchat
Torah festivities. Join us Monday evening for Maariv at 6:40 pm, followed
immediately with passionate, emotional and spiritually uplifting hakafot to
follow. Special candy bags will be given out to the children. A light pareve
Kiddush will be provided.
On Simchat Torah morning, davening begins at 8:15 am, followed by
hakafot and a Gala Kiddush. Special treats will be given out to the children.
Simchat Torah ChasSanim: We wish a hearty Mazal Tov to the Simchat Torah Chassanim: Kol
Hanaarim – Ira Penn; Chassan Bereisheet – Donny Greenberger: Chassan Torah – Stu
Riback. Join our three chassanim as we are mesayem the Torah and immediately
begin Sefer Beresheet.
SIMCHAT TORAH CANDY BAGS. We
will once again be handing out candy bags on Simchat Torah evening during hakafot to all the children and special
treats on Simchat Torah day. We
thank our generous list of sponsoring families. We would also like to thank
Morah Faigy Feder for organizing and our youth for helping to pack the bags.
GALA KIDDUSH on SIMCHAT
TORAH. We thank the following families for
sponsoring the Kiddush:
Drorit & David Bench In honor of son Yoni’s upcoming bar-mitzvah
Bella & Phil Brill
Diamond family in honor of Rabbi & Rebbetzin Greer
Leah & Ed Freeberg in memory of Bernard Freeberg, Ed’s father, whose
yartzeit is 23rd of Tishrei: Stella Freeberg, Ed’s mother, whose
yartzeit is 25th of Tishrei and Steven Freeberg, Ed’s brother, whose
yartzeit is the 11th of Tishrei.
Barbara & Michael Friedman In honor of everyone who helped for Yom Tov.
Susan & Seymour Goldberg on the yahrtzeit of Susan’s father Yedidya ben
Yehoshua Dovid and in honor of Mordy’s upcoming bar-mitzvah.
Eliza & Avi Gordon
Rachel & Daniel Hanuka in memory of Dan’s parents Eli and Bella Hanuka.
Laurie & Natan Hecht in memory of Natan’s father Martin and grandfather Chaim
Robert & Rebecca Kornecki on the yahrtzeit of Robrt’s father, Jack
Kornecki, which takes place on the 25th of Tishrei
Chana & Josh Kupchik in memory of Rabbi Abraham Kupchik whose yahrtzeit is the
25th Tishrei and in honor of Chana & Joshua's birthdays
Susan & David Levy in honor of our granddaughters
Sharon & Eddie Lustbader in honor of Jonathan's engagement to Michele Cohen
of Plainview, in honor of Alison's upcoming birth-day and in honor of Andrew's
Rabbi Gary and Beaty Menchel in honor of our entire family being together for
Yom Tov (including the Rudolphs from Israel, and the Rabinowitzs from Houston).
Marcia & Murray Morris
Marna & Michael Moseson in honor of the birth of our new grandson in LA
Nayberg Family in honor of Eliana's recent birthday
Raizel & Ira Penn
Halana & Howie Rothbort
Shana and Jonathan Schoenfeld & family
Nancy & Neil Smith
Ariella & Craig Weitzman in honor of our daughter Ricki's first Simchat
Torah. May she be a source of nachat to our family and all of Klal Yisroel.
DAF YOMI SPONSORSHIP: Frieda & Victor Oelbaum are sponsoring this coming week's Daf Yomi learning to commemorate the
first yahrzheit of Frieda's father, Irving Tuchman, Yisroel Ben Yosef, a''h,
which will take place Monday,
Shmini Atzeret. In the z'chut of our learning, may his neshama have an aliyah
LIBRARY DONATIONS: The following seforim donations have been
made to the ECDP Library:
Two sets of full
size Shaas by Marty Waxman in loving memory of his mother, Mrs. Vivian Waxman, Chaya
Leah bas Tzvi.
ATA HAREISA APPEAL: We hope you have enjoyed a meaningful Yomim Noraim and that you
continue to celebrate a joyful Sukkot. As you know, on Simchat Torah, we hold
our annual "Atah Haraisa" appeal on behalf of our Shul. This appeal
is one of our most important fundraisers of the year (second only to our annual
dinner) and provides critical funds to allow us to continue to meet our
projected annual expenses. We would like to solicit as many "Ata
Hareisa" pledges as possible prior to Simchat Torah. We ask that you
contribute generously to this very important fundraiser for our Shul. We ask
you to consider matching or, if possible, increasing your pledge from last
year. (We hope to send out a reminder to those who
generously pledged last year as to their prior pledged amount). As time is
short, if we do not hear from you soon, we will try to reach you directly.
Boruch Hashem, our Shul has seen tremendous growth (membership and attendance
is growing), however, this growth is accompanied by an increasing budget. Our
Shul relies almost entirely on support from its members and friends to fund
operations and we need your help. Please make a pledge before Yom Tov by
sending an email with your pledge amount to FINANCE@ecdp.info, logging on to eitzchayim.shulcloud.com
or dropping off a check in our Shul mailbox (located next to the Sprague Avenue
entrance). Thank you in advance for your generous support and we look forward
to seeing you on Yom Tov. The Officers of ECDP
BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur will
resume in November.
YOMIM NORAIM APPEALS: We are still collecting pledges from the Yomim Noraim appeals. If
you have not yet pledged, our Shul is counting on you. Please send your pledge
to Josh Kupchik at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
YOM TOV YOUTH GROUPS: We will have regular
youth groups on Shmini Atzeret starting at 10am. There will be youth groups for
Toddlers ONLY on Simchat Torah
starting at 10 am and will end when the Gala Kiddush begins. Please make sure
to pick up your toddlers at that time.
SAVE THE DATE: BIRTHDAY KIDDUSH: On Shabbat, October 29th we will be
having our monthly "Birthday Kiddush" at groups in honor of all kids who
have a birthday in October! Not to be missed! Sponsorships
in honor of your child's birthday are available for $18 (email@example.com)
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS MELAVE MALKE: Rebbetzin Greer will host a melave malka
for all high school girls on Motzei Shabbat, October 29 at 8:30 pm at ECDP.
Join her for pizza, ice cream and friends as we also share divrei torah.
NOACH EVENT: This
year we will be having an amazing animal show in honor of Parshat Noach! Come
meet and greet many furry (and feathery) friends! It will take place on Sunday, October 30th in the ECDP
Beit Midrash (661 Dogwood). Doors open at 3:20
pm, program begins promptly at 3:30
pm, pickup at 4:30 pm. Ages
WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The book club meeting featuring “The
Escape Artist” by Diane Chamberlain will be meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at
8:30 pm at the home of Robin Eckman, 680 Euclid Avenue. The books are available
at the West Hempstead library under Nancy’s book club.
SAVE THE DATE: FRIDAY NIGHT ONEGS. There
will be a Friday Night Oneg on November 11 at the home of Jen & Eric
Bienenfeld and a Friday Night Oneg on December 9 at the home of Laurie &
Natan Hecht. Details to follow.
SAVE THE DATE: Join us for
Café Night at ECDP on Saturday Night, January 14, 2017. Details to follow.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com if you have any questions
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
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 (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.
YAHRTZEIT PlAQUES AND SHUL CLOUD UPDATE: We are currently in the process of updating the ECDP Yahrtzeit
calendar. If you have loved one's 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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, simply notify firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 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.
COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
SAVE THE DATE - Mikvah
Association of Nassau County Melave Malka. Motzei Shabbat, November 12, 2016 at
8 pm at the Young Israel of West Hempstead. Invitation to follow.
SAVE THE DATE: Yad Leah community clothing drive for the
needy in Israel. Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 10 am - 2 pm.
Infant thru adult clothing, tablecloths, hats, linens, handbags, towels,
maternity. Shoes are accepted. Please pack in plastic garbage bags.
Receipts will be provided. For more information: Toby Schnall 516-538-8915 or Chaya Pollak: email@example.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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact email@example.com.
Deadline for submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.