April 20-27, 2018

CONGREGATION EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK

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

April 20-27, 2018, 5-12 Iyyar 5778
Parshat Tazria-Metzora

SCHEDULE OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM

Friday, April 20, 2018
20th Day of Omer
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:00 and 7:25 pm
Candle Lighting..................... 7:19 pm

Shabbat, April 21, 2018
21st Day of Omer
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15 am
Early Youth Groups............... 9:15 am
Latest Shema........................ 9:30 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:10 pm
Women’s Shiur...................... 6:30 pm at Dvorah Levy’s house, Topic: “
Yehoshua”
Mincha.................................. 7:10 pm
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... 7:35 pm – Topic: TBA
Maariv.................................. 8:22 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 8:30 pm

Sunday, April 22, 2018
22nd Day of Omer
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:13 am
Daf
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:30 pm

Weekdays – April 23-27, 2018
23rd-27th Day of Omer
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Mon & Thu
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:30 pm Mon-Thu
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm Mon-Thu

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MAZAL TOV to Lauren and Josh Gormley upon their marriage this past week. Mazal tov to Lauren’s parents Deena & Neil Shapiro and to Josh's parents, Donna & Stephen Gormley of Woodmere, and to all the grandparents, siblings, nieces and nephews. Welcome to the Gormleys who are joining us this Shabbat for Sheva Brachot. We thank the Shapiro Family for their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of this occasion.

HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH: The Hashkama Minyan Kiddush is sponsored this week by Wendy & Stuart Riback to commemorate the 1st yahrtzeit of Wendy’s father, Efrom Lebow A’H אפרים בּן משׁוּלם זוּשׁא which took place this past Sunday, the 30th day of Nisan.

Women’s Shiur: The women's Shabbat learning group is resuming this Shabbat at 6:30 pm at 734 Berry Court. The topic is the book of Yehoshua. All women are invited to join.

DAF YOMI: Daf Yomi learning this week is sponsored by Rebecca & Kenneth Glassman to commemorate the 2nd yahrtzeit of their son Aryeh, ארי־ה נתן בּן אברהם ע״ה, which will take place on Motzei Shabbat/Sunday the 7th day of Iyyar. In the zchut of our learning, may the neshoma have an Aliyah in shomayim.

Scholar in Residence Shabbaton: We are pleased to welcome Dr. Aviva Zornberg to ECDP on Shabbat Parshat Behar-Bechukotai, May12, 2018. Dr. Zornberg is a contemporary Torah scholar and the author of several books on Tanach. She will be speaking on Shabbat day following a Kiddush and at 6 pm before Mincha. For sponsorship opportunities please email Josh Kupchik at finance@ecdp.info.

BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur will take place Tuesday, April 24 at 8:00 pm in the Schneider Beit Medrash. All women are invited to attend.

CHOLENT & TORAH Please join us every Thursday evening following the 9:30 pm Maariv for some Cholent & Torah relating to the Parsha led by Rabbi Schwalb. This coming week Cholent & Torah will take place on Tuesday night, April 24th in the Schneider Beit Medrash.

NORPAC Mission to Washington: April 25: As we have every year for the last several, we urge all our members and the entire West Hempstead community, to participate in the annual NORPAC Mission to Washington DC. This year's event will take place on Wednesday, April 25. If you have participated in the past, you know the value of the day, to the relationship between the United States and Israel, and if you have not, it is a fascinating way to see how our government works, to be up close and personal with members of congress and their aides, from both parties. Don't rely on someone else to do what we each have the opportunity to do as citizens of this great nation, in support of another great nation of democracy. Register now! Countdown to Mission: 5 Days

BOARD MEETING: There will be a board meeting on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 8:30 pm.

MONTHLY KIDDUSH: MONTHLY KIDDUSH: Our next monthly Shabbat Monthly Kiddush will take place Shabbat Mevorchim, Parshat Behar-Bechukotai, May 12, 2018. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email webmaster@ecdp.info and let us know the occasion for inclusion in the announcements.

 

YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES

SHABBAT MORNING YOUTH GROUPS: "Early Groups", open play supervised by Rafi & the ECDP Group Leaders, run every week from 9:15-10:00am. "Regular Groups" start at 10:00 am and conclude at the end of davening. We can’t wait to see you there! Earn tickets towards our next prize redemption raffle! Davening, Parsha Activities, games, sports, snacks, & MORE!

APRIL YOUTH BIRTHDAY KIDDUSH: This Shabbat, April 21st we will be having our monthly "Youth Birthday Kiddush" at Shabbat Youth Groups, celebrating all children at groups who have their birthdays in April! Special thanks to this months sponsors:
Yael & Dovi Greenberger, in honor of Jacob's birthday!
Deena & Yitzy Ritter, in honor of Harry's birthday!

WH SHULS LITTLE LEAGUE: For any game updates due to inclement weather or poor field conditions, you must check the LEAGUE BLOG. Thank you and enjoy the season!

 

SISTERHOOD NOTICES

SAVE THE DATE: PRE-MOTHERS DAY BAKE SALE: Pre-Mother’s Day Bake Sale featuring cakes, cookies, kugels, challah and more. Thursday, May 10 from 8-10 pm at the home of Rebbetzin Tamar Schwalb, 621 Wildwood Road. If you can bake, please contact Sharon Tuckman stuckman923@gmail.com or 516-592-2512

ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club featuring “The Girl on the Cliffby Lucinda Reilly will be meeting Monday, May 14, 2018 at 8:30 pm at the home of Leah Fish, 632 Jefferson Street. The books will be available at the West Hempstead library under Nancy’s book club.

CALLING ALL BABYSITTERS. ECDP Sisterhood continues to update its list of babysitters in the community. The list will be distributed to our members and others in the community upon request. If you would like to be included on the list, send your name, age, and home telephone number to Rachel Hanuka at myska43@yahoo.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 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

SECURITY: The Shul has arranged for armed security on Shabbat & Yom Tov mornings. The guards are all either off-duty or retired law enforcement. Please do not distract them as they are here to focus on our safety.

SHUL DIRECTORY: The Shul’s membership directory is available. If you are a member/supporter and do not have an updated one please email webmaster@ecdp.info. Updates to your information can be forwarded to webmaster@ecdp.info.

SIMCHA/EVENT SCHEDULING. AS A REMINDER: 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 hwrutner@yahoo.com. Simply email Heather with your information. The WH Community Calendar is maintained by Wendy Pusateri, in the office of the Young Israel of West Hempstead. In order to submit a calendar/simcha reservation on the WH Community Calendar please click on the following link https://www.yiwh.org/calendar-reservation. You can follow up by contacting Wendy at 516-481-7429 (ext 2) or by email at calendar@yiwh.org

MANC NEW hours: Sunday through Thursday nights: 8-11 pm, Motzei Shabbat - 8:30-11 pm. The zman changes are posted on the mikvah answering machine. The website for the Mikveh is www.mancwh.org

MANC - Keilim Mikvah: Keilim mikvah hours through the summer are 9 am - 6 pm.

Combination for 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 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 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 (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.

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.

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.

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.

West Hempstead Shiva Minyan WhatsApp group: As our West Hempstead Community grows, so does the need for minyanim at shiva homes throughout the community. Using technology to help us with this chesed opportunity, we have provided a link for a West Hempstead Shiva Minyan What’s App group. It will be used strictly limited for those homes that need extra help. https://chat.whatsapp.com/1lda8wPadn9854DEgAujNz

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 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.

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

HANC DINNER: HANC is looking forward to paying tribute to all of our Honorees, Naomi & David Speiser - Guests of Honor, Nicki & David Taller - Alumni of the Year (Class of '88), Mrs. Debbie Simpser - Educator of Excellence, at our forthcoming Dinner on April 22nd. During the program we are honored to pay tribute to Rebbetzin Goldie Fendel Z"L. If you would like to place an ad in her memory, in honor of the honorees and attend the 65th Anniversary Dinner Gala please visit www.hanc.org/dinner2018

Register to vote: With the upcoming West Hempstead budget vote and school district trustee election approaching on May 15th, please take this opportunity to register. The deadline for registration to participate in the upcoming vote is May 1st. https://voterreg.dmv.ny.gov/MotorVoter/. Please check here https://voterlookup.elections.state.ny.us to see if you are registered to vote.

CHILD CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK: Hosted by NYS Senator Todd Kaminsky, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 10:00 am-12Noon at Anshei Shalom, 472 Hempstead Avenue. Call to reserve your 15-minute time slot at (516) 766-8383 or emailing kaminsky@nysenate.gov. There is no charge.

NISHMAT’s 28th Anniversary GALA HONORING BRACHA RUTNER: Yoetzet Halacha Bracha Rutner will receive the Miriam Glaubach Center Award for Excellence, Monday, May 14, at Nishmat’s 28th Anniversary Gala Dinner in NYC. To share the celebration, contact any Gala Committee member: Sarale and Moshe Fink, Shira & Gadi Goldress, Rachel & Jeremy Maryles, Josh Muskat, Heather Rutner & Michael Plotsker or go to www.nishmatgala.org or call American Friends of Nishmat (646-378-5895).

Blood Drive: Monday, MAY 14, 5:15 pm – 11:15 pm, Young Israel of W. Hempstead, 630 Hempstead Ave. Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives. Our community hospitals need your help. Please share this lifesaving gift! Eligibility Criteria: Bring ID with signature or photo. Minimum weight 110 lbs. Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note) Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids. No tattoos for past 12 months. For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900. Walk–Ins welcome.

SAVE THE DATE: Chabad's Annual Spa Day for women, is Tuesday, July 10th.

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 516-387-1750 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.

CLOTHNG G'MACH OF WEST HEMPSTEAD As you begin planning your smachot, please consider patronizing our gemach for your simcha gowns. Come see our beautiful assortment of Mother of the Bride, Grandmother, Bridesmaid and even Bat Mitzvah Gowns. Don’t forget about the youngest members of the bridal party. We have girls’ simcha dresses and even toddler boys’ tuxedos. Thank you for your past support. All proceeds benefit YI Rabbis Fund. For further information or to arrange an appointment, call Michal Talit at 516-385-2830 or email her at Mrstalit@gmail.com

"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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