EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552
August 5-12, 2016, 1-8 Av 5776
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, August 5, 2016
Rosh Chodesh Av
Shacharit.............................. 6:25 am
Candle Lighting..................... 7:45
& 7:50 pm
Shabbat, August 12, 2016
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 &
Parsha Shiur......................... 8:15
Latest Shema........................ 9:28
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 6:35
Massechet Brachot Shiur....... Cancelled
Women’s Shiur...................... 7:00 pm at D. Levy’s house; Topic: Eichah
Seudat Shelisheet................. 8:00
Shabbat Ends....................... 8:54
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:02 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 am -
by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 &
Rabbi’s Shiur......................... Cancelled
Mincha/Maariv....................... 7:50 pm
Weekdays – August 8-12,
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes
before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Mon & Thu
am Tue, Wed & Fri
SAVE THE DATE: ECDP invites all men to a Summer BBQ
bash! August 25th at the home of Dovi Greenberger, 638 Willow Road. Looking forward to
seeing you there! More details to follow.
HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH:
There will be a Hashkama Minyan Kiddush this week sponsored
by the Einbinders in honor of the 19th anniversary of ECDP.
BEATY MENCHEL’S WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur will take place at 8:00 pm on
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at ECDP.
ECDP DINNER! We are pleased to announce that this year’s annual dinner will, IY”H,
take place on September 11, 2016. We hope to see you all there as we celebrate,
together, with this year’s deserving honorees: Dalia & Zev Brandel and Leah & Jonathan Fish. Email ads to email@example.com; ad blanks and RSVP form available online at bit.ly/ECDPDINNER2016. We look forward to greeting you all on this special evening for our
Shul. The Dinner Committee.
YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES
SHABBAT YOUTH GROUPS: Groups
will be running as usual this Shabbat, from 10am until Shul is over. Please
note that for the duration of the summer the younger girls group will be moved
to the back of the Beit Medrash, next to the older girls group, instead of the
front. The Toddlers and Boys groups will continue to take place in their
regular locations. We can't wait to see you there!
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club meeting featuring “Goldfinch” by Donna Tart will be meeting
this Monday, August 8 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
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. Tizku L’Mitzvot!
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so they can be contacted by a membership
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 (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
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 Facebook
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 or 917-846-2271.
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 email@example.com 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
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 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 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.
Shaaray Shalom is asking for support from the Community as we partner with
KOSHER TROOPS to collect NEW school supplies for the children of the men and
women who are serving in the United States Military. We are collecting the
following NEW school supplies: Notebooks (hard and soft covered), pens,
pencils, markers, rulers, calculators, glue sticks, index cards, erasers, note
pads, pencil cases, white-out strips, subject dividers, 1-inch binders and back
packs. Bins for drop-off are located in Congregation Shaaray Shalom (711
Dogwood Avenue West Hempstead; Enter through side door by ringing intercom),
Bagel Town (488 Hempstead Ave, West Hempstead), and HUNKI’s (338 Hempstead Ave,
West Hempstead). The final collection date is Friday, August 12th.
This is a hard deadline as these items must then be sorted and sent to various
locations throughout the country. Thank you for your support of this Mitzvah.
For additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 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.