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CONGREGATION EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK

661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
www.ecdp.info

September 23-30, 2016, 20-27 Elul 5776
Parshat Ki Tavo

SCHEDULE OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM

Friday, September 23, 2016
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Candle Lighting..................... 6:29 pm
Mincha/Maariv....................... 6:35 pm

Shabbat, September 24, 2016
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:20 am; R. Muschel
Latest Shema........................ 9:45 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 5:20 pm
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... 5:20 pm
Women’s Shiur...................... 6:00 pm at the home of D. Levy; Topic: Adam & Chava

Mincha.................................. 6:20 pm
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... 6:55 pm R. Muschel Topic “The Mitzvah of Shofar: Well, What is Mitzvah?”
Maariv.................................. 7:30 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 7:38 pm
Pre-Slichot Shiur................... 12:30 pm Rabbi Greer
Slichot.................................. 12:50 pm

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:56 am
Daf
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 & 8:30 am
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... Cancelled
Mincha/Maariv....................... 6:35 pm
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm
Slichot.................................. 9:45 pm

Weekdays –September 26-30, 2016
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Slichot.................................. 6:15 am Mon & Thu
Slichot.................................. 6:25 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Mon & Thu

Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm
Slichot.................................. 9:45 pm

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WELCOME to Rabbi Dov and Sima Greer who will be our Interim Rabbi & Rebbetzin for the year 5777. We are excited to welcome Rabbi Greer this Motzei Shabbat, September 24th as he joins us for a pre-slichot address at 12:30 am, and the entire Greer family on September 30th as they spend their first Shabbat with us.
We wish Rabbi Schwalb and his family a year of bounty and a year of rest on his forthcoming Sabbatical year.
Please join us for a kiddush on Shabbat, October 1st as we welcome the Greers, and as we wish the Schwalbs all the best during the upcoming year.
If you are interested in helping to sponsor this Kiddush, please email webmaster@ecdp.info

WELCOME We are pleased to announce that it will once again be participating in YU’s Rabbinic Intern program this year. Our intern is R. Eli Muschel who will be joining us starting this coming Shabbat on a monthly basis to give derashot and shiurim and run programming in the Shul. Eli will be joined by his wife Shalva (Rabbi Kelemer's granddaughter). R Eli Muschel will be davening and speaking at both morning minyanim, giving the parsha shiur at 8:20 am, and speaking in between mincha and maariv. There will be a Kiddush this Shabbat as we welcome the Muschels. We look forward to sharing Torah and smachot with the Muschels.

MazAl Tov to Diane & Lenny Rosenthal on the engagement of their granddaughter Ellie to Yonaton Goldberg of Woodmere. Special Mazal Tov to David & Lucy Rosenthal and to siblings; Judah, Leora, Gabriella & Yitzchak.

HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH: There will be a Hashkama Minyan Kiddush this week sponsored by Robin & Stu Einbinder on Stu’s Yovel (50th) Bar Mitzvah and Heather Rutner & Michael Plotsker to commemorate the first yartzeit of their cousin, Yehuda Bayme, which takes places on the 23rd of Elul.

BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur will take place Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00 pm at ECDP.

MANC NOTICE: The Kelim mikvah hours have been extended through the Yomim Tovim: Sunday thru Thursday: 9 am - 6 pm. Friday: closed one hour before Shabbat.

SIMCHAT TORAH CANDY BAGS. We will once again be handing out candy bags on Simchat Torah during hakafot to all the children. We will be distributing the candy during the nighttime hakafot, so be sure to join us! We are looking for families to sponsor this special treat for our children. If you would like to participate, please contact Faigy Feder at morahfaigy@gmail.com or at 516-538-8227. The cost is $36 per sponsorship.

SHUL DIRECTORY: The Shul List was provided at Seat Selections this year. If you are a member/supporter and did not receive one, please contact Heather Rutner at hwrutner@yahoo.com. If you have any updates to your information, please provide the information to her as well.

 

YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES

SHABBAT YOUTH GROUPS: WELCOME BACK! Groups have been packed!!! Unbelievable! Who would ever think that so many people could fit in to groups? All age groups will be running in their usual locations this Shabbat, and will run from 10am until Shul is over. This week: BIRTHDAY KIDDUSH!

YOUTH BIRTHDAY KIDDUSH: This week we will be having our inaugural "Birthday Kiddush", this time in honor of everyone at groups who has a birthday this September!! Don't miss out! (Especially if your birthday is in September.... then you would be missing your own party!) Special thanks to our Birthday Kiddush sponsors, Shira & Donny Greenberger in honor of Shlomo and Avigayil's birthdays, and Yael & Dovi Greenberger in honor of Serena's 2nd birthday!

RECAP: OPENING EVENT: Thank you to everyone who came out on Sunday to our Opening Youth Event! The turnout was fantastic, the game show was so much fun, the food was delicious, and everyone had a blast! We even got to meet some firefighters, which was *totally* part of the pre-planned program. Yeah, let's go with that. A very special thank-you to our volunteers: Zach Tuckman, Darby Plotsker, & Ariel Blumstein, and thank you to Haley Plotsker & Aviva Rosenthal for very enthusiastically helping out with the cotton candy and popcorn machines!

 

SISTERHOOD NOTICES

ECDP 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.

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!

 

SHUL NOTICES

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
amyzehn@gmail.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 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 BULLETIN BOARD

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: chaipol@optonline.net

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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