EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK
661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead,
February 16-23, 2018, 1-8 Adar 5778
OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM
Friday, February 16,
Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shacharit.............................. 6:25 am
Candle Lighting..................... 5:11 pm
Girls Pre-Teen Oneg.............. 8:00
pm at the Schwalb home
Shabbat, February 17,
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 &
Parsha Shiur......................... Cancelled
Latest Shema........................ 9:28
Youth Groups....................... 10:00
Daf Yomi.............................. 4:00
Seudat Shelisheet................. 5:25
Shabbat Ends....................... 6:22
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:55 am
Daf Yomi.............................. 7:00 am -
by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
Weekdays – February 18-23,
President’s Day – Monday, February 19, 2018
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes
before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
am Tue, Wed & Fri
CONDOLENCES: We regret to inform you
of the passing of Barbra Dolgin, A"H, mother of Janet Streiter. Janet will
be sitting shiva at her home (775 Evergreen Drive) on Saturday night, February
17th ONLY. Shiva continues in New York City and concludes on Tuesday
morning, February 20th. May Hashem Comfort the Family Among the
Mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim.
MAZAL TOV to Joey Diamond on his becoming a bar-mitzvah. Mazal tov to
his parents, Binyamin & Shoshanna Diamond and to his siblings Lily, Emmy
and Max. Mazal tov to his grandparents, Gabi & Sully Diamond and Rabbi Dr.
Ed & Michelle Goldstein. Mazal tov to aunts & uncles Aaron, Beth
and family, Michael, Ilona, Bernie & family, Avi
& Juliana, Mia, Tani. Mazal tov to all the family and friends here for the
Simcha. We thank the Diamond family for their generous donation to the
ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of the occasion.
MAZAL TOV to Risa and Mordecai
Pollock upon the birth of a granddaughter born to their children Yoni &
Leba Pollock in Israel. Mazal tov to big sister Baylee and to all the aunts and
uncles and cousins. We thank the Pollock family for
their generous donation to the ECDP Simcha Fund in honor of the occasion.
We hope to see you all there as we celebrate, together, with
this year’s deserving honorees: Deena & Yitzy Ritter and Shoshana &
Benyamin Diamond on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 5 pm at Temple
Hillel. Ad blanks and RSVP form available online at bit.ly/2018-5778. We look forward to greeting you all on this special
evening for our Shul. The Dinner Committee.
THE MARK KALMANOWITZ FRIDAY NIGHT LEARNING PROGRAM The learning will continue through the winter months until we return the clock to
daylight savings time on March 11, 2018, after Parshat Parah/Vayakhel-Pekudei.
Every Friday night following Maariv a ten-minute dvar
torah on the week's parsha is presented by a different person. This week's dvar
torah will be delivered by Dr. David
MINYAN KIDDUSH: The Hashkama Minyan Kiddush is sponsored
this week by Naomi & Stephen Lassar in memory of Stephen’s mother, Adele
Lassar, A’H to mark the sheloshim which took place on the 18th day
Rugelach with the Rebbetzin: This event is at capacity. For those that are
attending: 11:30 am on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the home of Tamar Schwalb,
621 Wildwood Road.
WEEKLY SHIUR FOR WOMEN: Beaty Menchel's weekly Chumash Shiur will
take place Tuesday, February 20 at 8:00 pm at ECDP. All women are invited to
THURSDAY NIGHT 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. The next one
to take place will be on, February 21, 2018.
CARLEBACH MINYAN: Join Us For Our Monthly Carlebach Friday
Night Davening (in addition to the regular Friday night minyan). The monthly
schedule is March 2, 2018 and April 20, 2018. All are invited!
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: There will
be a general membership meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 2018 at 8:30 pm.
All members are invited to attend. Details to follow.
Laevyonim: Rabbi Schwalb is
collecting funds that will be distributed on Purim day for the purpose of the mitzvah of Matanot LaEvyonim. The money will be
divided between people who are in need locally and aniyei Israel. Anyone who
wishes to fulfill the mitzvah through Rabbi Schwalb may give him cash or a
check (made out to the Rabbi's Fund) anytime through Purim morning.
PURIM CHAGIGAH: Please join us for live music and dancing as we joyously
celebrate Purim. Megillah reading at 6:15 pm followed
directly by a dairy break the fast buffet and music.
COMMUNITY WIDE SHIUR:
Join all of the West Hempstead Shuls as we welcome Rabbi Frand for a community
wide shiur on Sunday, March 18 at 8 pm. Details to be announced.
Scholar in Residence Shabbaton: YIWH, ECDP & RZA are pleased to welcome Rabbi
Dov Lippman to West Hempstead on Shabbat Parshat Shemini, April 13-14, 2018.
Celebrating 70 years of the State of Israel. Rabbi Lipman will speak Friday
night and Shabbat Day at ECDP. Kiddush to follow davening. Rabbi Dov Lipman is
Executive Vice President for Government and Community Affairs of Innovation
Africa, an organization that uses Israeli technology to bring water and
electricity to African villages. He previously served in the 19th Knesset,
having been elected in January 2013 with the Yesh Atid party, making him the
first American born MK in nearly 30 years. He rose to national and international
prominence for his role in combating religious extremism in Bet Shemesh. The
author of seven books about Judaism and Israel, Rabbi Lipman holds rabbinic
ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and a Master’s in Education from
Johns Hopkins University. He moved to Israel in July 2004 with his family. For
sponsorship opportunities please email email@example.com
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 it 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: 82 Days Countdown to
Early Bird Rate Expiration: 30 Days
MeSSAGE from the
Building Committee: As most of you know, we recently
announced the launch of a capital campaign for ECDP’s expansion and renovation
project. A detailed description of the features as well as project renderings
and architectural plans are available on our new building website (www.ecdpbuilding.com). If you have any questions or would
like to discuss a pledge, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us this Friday night, Feb 16 (Girls) & Feb 23 (Boys) at Rabbi
Schwalb's house for fun and exciting Pre-Teen Onegs with Rabbi Schwalb, Rafi,
and your Youth Leaders! All youth in 5th - 8th grade are welcome! Oneg's
will include games, food, and fun! See you there at 8pm! RSVP's are appreciated
so that we know how much food to prepare.
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!
B'SHVAT SEDER CHALLENGE: Due to its immense popularity at groups, Tu B'Shvat Seder
Challenge went overtime and we were not able to run it in our Pre-K and boys
groups this past Shabbat. Therefore, we will be running it for them this week,
Feb 17th. Don't miss out! This was easily one of the most popular
and fun activities we've ever experienced!
BNEI AKIVA SNIF: JOIN
US THIS Shabbat Afternoon, February 17th for a SNIF from 5:15
pm-Maariv in the YIWH Ira Goldschmiedt Youth Wing. All 1st –
6th graders are invited from ALL Shuls to enjoy fun games, snack
great chinuch, and amazing madrichim this Shabbat with our B'nei Akiva
SNIF leaders. Don't miss
out! Questions, please contact Jessica and Perry at
LEARNING: PCL is back! Join us for the final 2 weeks of this season of PCL!
This week PCL will start on Motzei Shabbat at 7:30pm. Can't wait to see you
TEEN MINYAN: Our next monthly teen minyan takes place Shabbat Parshat Zachor, Tetzaveh, February
24, 2018, 9:30 am at the Wachtell Room of Congregation Shaaray Shalom followed
by a Hot Kiddush. We look forward to seeing you there!
BIRTHDAY YOUTH KIDDUSH: On Shabbat, February 24th, we will be having our monthly "Youth Birthday
at Shabbat Youth Groups, celebrating
all children at groups who have their birthdays in
February! All kids are invited! If your child
will be celebrating his/her birthday in February, and you would like to be a
sponsor, please email Rafi at email@example.com!
Suggested donation $36.
PURIM: We can't wait to see all youth at
night during Megillah Reading for fun fun fun! The toddlers will get to
experience a fun and exciting music program, play games with Morah Faigy, and
hear the story of Purim from our Youth Director, Rafi, and MORE! All older
children will have the time of their lives competing in a fast-paced
"Simon Says" game show, run by the world-famous "Simon
Hyman"! The older children will also get to compete in Purim Trivia,
hear an abridged version of the Megillah, and MORE! Further details to follow.
We can't wait to see you there!
LITTLE LEAGUE: It is getting nicer outside. Baseball is in the air.
Only one more week left to register early and get $30 off in the West Hempstead
Shuls Little League !!! Some grades will be starting to play INDOORS on
February 25 ... so get your registrations in soon! Register at: www.westhempsteadshulslittleleague.com.
For more info, contact Ariel Cohen at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MISHLOACH MANOT PROGRAM: Don’t Miss out on our annual Purim
Shalach Manot program. To sign up: http://bit.ly/ECDPPURIM2018.
Feel free to contact email@example.com
with any questions.
ONEG: Join us for a Friday Night Oneg on March 2, 2018 at the home
of Shira & Gadi Goldress, 587 Wildwood Road. If you can bring a dessert,
please email Rachel Maryles firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club featuring “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert will be meeting Monday, March 12, 2018 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
SECURITY: The Shul has arranged for armed
security on Shabbat morning. The guards are all either off-duty or retired law
enforcement. Please do not distract them as they are here to focus on our
SHUL DIRECTORY: The
Shul’s membership directory is available. If you are a member/supporter and do
not have an updated one please email email@example.com.
Updates to your information can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
MANC Winter hours: The mikvah zman has changed. Note new hours
now in effect: Saturday nights: Mikvah hours: 6:30-10:30 pm. Sunday - Thursday
nights, Mikvah hours: 6-10:30 pm. Motzei Shabbat & Sunday: a community member is on duty until 7:30 pm.
At 7:30 pm our regular attendant will come on duty. Please check the machine
for new time as the zman changes. MANC looks forward to serving the needs of
our growing community and appreciates your ongoing support.
MANC - Keilim Mikvah: Keilim
mikvah hours are 9 am - 5 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 email@example.com if you have any questions 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 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 (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.
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 email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 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 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,
email@example.com information about
your simcha for listing in the weekly announcements and the amount of your
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
GIVE BACK SUNDAY: YIWH Presents its 3rd Annual Giveback Sunday,
February 18 from 9:30-11 am. Community Wide Event for Parents & Children
COLD OR FLU? WHAT IS RSV? Local pediatrician, Dr. Emily Glogower, will
host a lecture about keeping your family healthy this winter on Monday,
February 19 at 7PM at Anshei shalom. All are invited to attend.
OU Lecture Series: Congregation Anshei Shalom and Harry H. Beren
ASK OU OUTREACH are pleased to invite the entire West Hempstead Community to
special presentations given by two of the OU’s leading experts. February 25 •
8PM - RABBI NAHUM RABINOWITZ - Reviewing the Halachik and Technical Issues of
Wine, Grape Juice & Liqueur.
Drive: Monday, MARCH 28, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.