February 16-23, 2018

CONGREGATION EITZ CHAYIM OF DOGWOOD PARK

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

February 16-23, 2018, 1-8 Adar 5778
Parshat Terumah

SCHEDULE OF DAVENING/RABBI’S SHIURIM

Friday, February 16, 2018
Rosh Chodesh Adar
Shacharit.............................. 6:25 am
Candle Lighting..................... 5:11 pm
Mincha/Maariv....................... 5:20 pm
Girls Pre-Teen Oneg.............. 8:00 pm at the Schwalb home

Shabbat, February 17, 2018
Shacharit.............................. 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur......................... Cancelled
Latest Shema........................ 9:28 am
Youth Groups....................... 10:00 am
Mincha.................................. 2:00 pm
Daf Yomi.............................. 4:00 pm
Mincha.................................. 5:00 pm
Seudat Shelisheet................. 5:25 pm
Maariv.................................. 6:14 pm
Shabbat Ends....................... 6:22 pm
PCL...................................... 7:30 pm

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Earliest Talit/Tefil................... 5:55 am
Daf
Yomi.............................. 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am
Mincha/Maariv....................... 5:20 pm

Weekdays – February 18-23, 2018
President’s Day – Monday, February 19, 2018
Daf Yomi.............................. 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit.............................. 7:50 am Mon
Shacharit.............................. 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Shacharit.............................. 6:35 am Thu
Mincha/Maariv....................... 5:20 pm Mon
Maariv.................................. 9:30 pm Tue-Thu

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

ECDP DINNER! 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 Levy.

HASHKAMA 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 of Tevet.

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.

BEATY MENCHEL’S 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 attend.

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.

MATANOT 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 webmaster@ecdp.info

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 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 building@ecdp.info

 

YOUTH DEPARTMENT NOTICES

PRE-TEEN ONEGS: 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.

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!

TU 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 westhempstead@bany.org.

PARENT/CHILD 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 there!

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!

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY YOUTH KIDDUSH: On Shabbat, February 24th, we will be having our monthly "Youth Birthday Kiddush" 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 youth@ecdp.info! 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!

WH SHULS 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: ariel@westhempsteadshulslittleleague.com

 

SISTERHOOD NOTICES

PURIM 2018 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 sisterhood@ecdp.info with any questions.

FRIDAY NIGHT 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 rmaryles@optonline.net.

ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club featuring “Moloka’iby 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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

GIVE BACK SUNDAY: YIWH Presents its 3rd Annual Giveback Sunday, February 18 from 9:30-11 am. Community Wide Event for Parents & Children Grades K-8.

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.

Blood 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. Walk–Ins welcome.

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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