YESHIVA DERECH HATORAH FAMILY ALBUM

YESHIVA DERECH HATORAH
FAMILY ALBUM
VOLUME 9
NUMBER 18
FEBRUARY 20, 2015
ROSH CHODESH ADAR 5775
CANDLE LIGHTING 5:17 PM
Dvar Torah — Terumah
Tuesday, 2/24, 8:00 PM
Magenu— Safety Kid
Evening for parents
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Mark your calendar!
G. O. Melava Malka
“Mystery & Illusion”Show
Laser-Tag Maze
Motzei Shabbat
Parshat Tetzaveh, 2/28
Super Raffle 2015
1st Prize— XBOX One
2nd Prize— Beats Headphones
3rd Prize— $50 Gift Card
See flier attached
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Tuesday, 3/3
Science Expo 2015
(Grades 5-8)
Parents invited
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Wednesday, 3/4
Taanit Esther
FRIDAY SCHEDULE
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Thursday-Sunday,
3/5-3/8
Purim/Shushan Purim
NO SCHOOL
“And you shall make an Aron of cedar wood”(Shemos 25:10) The Midrash Rabba
comments on this Pasuk “Why did the Torah use the singular form of the command:
“and you shall make”- for the Aron - whereas for all the other vessels the Torah uses
the plural form: “and they shall make”? R’Yehuda Bar Shalom answers, Hashem
said “Let all the people come and be involved with the Aron so they will all merit to
(have a share in) the Torah.
The Ramban elaborates upon this Midrash: It is possible that the Torah is hinting
that all of Israel should take part in the making of the Aron so that they will merit to
share in the Torah, and the involvement would be that each person donate a gold vessel for the Ark, or help Betzalel a little, or have intention for this matter.”
From the final words of the Ramban we can derive a significant concept in serving
Hashem. The third type of involvement, having the intention to participate in constructing the Aron, seems to describe someone who neither has gold nor the ability to
physically help Betzalel but rather wishes he could help. He does not intend to actually help since he lacks the necessary talents and resources, but he contemplates how
much he would want to help, were he able to. The Ramban teaches us that one can
have a share in mitzvot that are beyond his abilities, where there is no real possibility
of performing them, merely by sincerely wishing he could do them.
When facing a mitzvah that seems impossible, the natural tendency is to throw up our
arms in despair, forget about it, and sometimes even rationalize that it’s not so necessary or important anyway. Chazal show us that this is not a proper reaction. Even if
we don’t have the money to give tzedakah, the knowledge to learn a section of Torah,
or the strength to help another Jew, we can, and should, feel an overwhelming desire
to do so. This is the attitude we should be eager to develop. We should never disqualify ourselves from the performance of any mitzvah. Quite often, this burning desire
will enable us to transcend our limitations to find a way to grab some form of the
mitzvah. And even if we can’t find a way, our sincere yearning to serve Hashem will
earn us the boundless reward of a share in the World-to-Come.
PLEASE NOTE !!
We turn our clocks ahead 1 hour to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 8,
2015. Please be advised that the YDH Calendar, however, does not reflect this
change until a few weeks later. Please adjust your calendars
accordingly for Shabbat candle lighting and Havdalah.
From YDH Varsity Basketball Coach, Mr. Isaac Miller
What a great comeback year the YDH Varsity Basketball Team had. After starting the season with a record of 0
and 4, the team’s hard work ended the season with a 4 and 6 record, missing the playoffs by 1 game.
The effort and hard work the team put into the season shows that these
young men will go far in life. They developed an attitude of never giving
up. More over they developed respect for one another and for the
Coach is remarkable.
Watching these young men mature before my eyes makes me proud to
say I was blessed with this team, and I am happy to know them.
I wish them all best of luck in the future and hope they can maintain this
great attitude in the future.
Thank you.
Coach Miller
“Talmid HaShavuah”- Mishpatim
Grade 1 — Shaya Dov Genut, Yoni Hill
Grade 2 — Meedor Berkovitch, Daniel Wicentowsky
Grade 3 — Adam Cohen, Elie Husarsky, Aaron Manakhimov, Daniel Mosheh Tennnenbaum
Grade 4 — Dovid Hill, Aviad Pando
Grade 5 — Moshav Maxwell, Emanuel Saitskiy
Grade 6 — Boruch Deutsch, Yosef Velenski
Grade 7 — Yehoshua Blumkin
Grade 8 — Yisroel Sendzischew
“Student of the Week”- 2/9-2/13
Grade 1 — Morris Haibi
Grade 2 — Ikey Zaga
Grade 3 — Yaakov Bentsur
Grade 4 — Dov Hochman
Grade 5 — Natty Bitran
Grade 6 — Rafi Rosenberg (Math), Netanel Sabo
(ELA), Menachem Shtaynberger (Sci.)
Grade 7 — Eitan Birnbaum (ELA), Tzvi Simchon
(Math), Natanel Wolff (Sci.)
Grade 8 — Abba Levy (ELA), Aron Youseflaleh (Math),
Yitzchak Mavashev (Sci.)
ETEL GOLDSTEIN CHESED FUND
If you would like to acknowledge a simcha/honor, or convey your condolences to someone,
the YDH Etel Goldstein Chesed Fund can do it for you.
Please send in the information and a $5.00 donation to the
YDHWO, c/o Shelley Babich Librarian).
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH
at 8PM
A most informative evening for parents of both
Elementary and High School students.
MAGENU - SAFETY KID
will be visiting our Yeshiva to educate our parent body on the
topic of personal safety for our children.
We cannot stress enough the importance of at least one
parent per family being in attendance.
"Being Educated Means Being Empowered"
Grade 3-8 Students and Families are invited to:
The Annual YDH
G.O. Melaveh Malka Extravaganza
(...Of the kids… For the kids…By the kids…)
Motzei Shabbat, Parshat Tezaveh,
February 28, 2015
8:15 PM in the Hoffman Auditorium
Divrei Torah… Music: Our Very Own Mr. Solomon & Rabbi Warsawsky…
Nosh...Sushi...Egg Rolls...Ice Cream!!!
Entertainment:
Sam Jacobs, Master Magician, Illusionist, & Mentalist will read your
mind... Levitate you... and Cut you in Half!!!
“COME CELEBRATE MYSTERY & ILLUSION!!!!
LASER-TAG MAZE COMPETITION
Admission: $20 “before”...by Thursday 2/26 (Free raffle ticket included)
$25 “at the door”... (15% discount family of 3+)
Super Raffle ‘15 Tickets: $1 buys 1 ticket, $5 buys 6, $10 buys 14, and $20 buys 32 !!!
*Prizes: 1st Prize - XBOX One Game Console!!!
2nd Prize-Beats Headphones !!!
3rd Prize - $50 Visa Gift Card !!!
*Sponsors are welcome!!!
Yeshiva Derech HaTorah
2810 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 258-4441 fax (718) 692-2285 www.ydh.org
Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York
February , 2015
Dear Parents (Grades 3 - 8)
Nearly 25 years ago, the Student Council (G.O.) President, then 13 year-old Josh Giniger, (our very own Mrs.
Giniger’s son), made a motion that students should have the opportunity to plan, sponsor, and organize their own
Melaveh Malka. He followed through on his plans and The Annual G.O. Melaveh Malka was born!
Today, The Annual G.O. Melaveh Malka has become a permanent institution at YDH. Students, their families,
Rebbeim, teachers, and Principals , all come together for an evening of Torah, fun, friendship, and celebration.
Once again, the G.O., with adult supervision, has organized a Melaveh Malka. This year’s theme is, “Mystery &
Illusion!!!” Mark your calendars for a truly memorable evening on Motzei Shabbat, (Parshat Tezaveh), February 28,
2015, at 8:15 PM, in the Hoffman Auditorium.
Divrei Torah...
Laser-Tag Maze Team Competition…
Nosh...Sushi...Egg Rolls...Ice Cream!!!
Entertainment: 1. Music : Our very own Mr. Solomon & Rabbi Warsawsky!!!
2. Sam Jacobs: Master Magician, Illusionist, and Mentalist will fascinate all ages!!!
Our Annual SUPER-RAFFLE ‘
15 prizes:
1st PRIZE - Xbox One Game Console !!!
2nd PRIZE - Beats Headphones!
3rd PRIZE - $25 Visa Gift Card
Raffle Ticket Prices:
$1 buys 1, $5 buys 6, $10 buys 14, $20 buys 32!
Admission: $20 “
before”
... $25 “
at the door ”... Family of 3 or more - 15% admission discount.
(Free Raffle Ticket is included with every admission ticket purchased by Thursday, Feb. 26.)
The G.O. can use your help!!! If you would like to sponsor a full prize or any portion of a prize in someone’s honor or
just to help the kids fund this project, please call or email. On behalf of our students - your children - thank you!
Sincerely,
Mr. Y. Goldstein
Principal, G.S.
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February, 2015
I will need
admission ticket(s) to the Annual G.O. Melaveh Malka @ $20 each (receive 1 free prize-raffle
per admission ticket if purchased by February 26).
Please find
X $20 = $
enclosed. (15% discount for family of 3 or more.)__________# of tickets.
Name(s)_________________________________________________Grade(s)_______________
Parent’s Signature____________________________________________
Continue to send in your box tops for education. Put them in an envelope with your grade listed on it and have it sent to the Library!
You can find box tops on Kleenex tissues and cereal in addition to many
other products.
Thank you for supporting our school and thank you Morah Shelly for
your help in coordinating this project.
Lillian Eliezer and Malka Husarsky
YDHWO Presidents
YESHIVA DERECH HATORAH WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION
Thank you for your interest in the YDHWO. The Executive Board members are happy to welcome
new volunteers and we are interested in hearing your input. Please complete the following information.
Name:
___________________________________________________________________________
What grades are your children in?
_____________________________________________________
Are you interested in becoming a class mother?
__________________________________________
Email address:
____________________________________________________________________
Telephone Number:
________________________________________________________________
When are you available to volunteer?
__________________________________________________
Which projects are you interested in? (Circle all that apply.) Please note that some have daytime
commitments while others have evening commitments.
Chanukah Boutique
Mishloach Manot
Mother’
s Day Flowers
Plant Sale
Grade – Specific events
BINGO
End-of-the-year Event
Father’
s Day gifts
Supperette
Would you be interested in sponsoring any program? ____________________________________
Do you have any goods or services you would be willing to donate?
______________________________________________________________________________
Do you have any suggestions for other programs?
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
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We are always interested in hearing your suggestions and we look forward to greeting you personally at our next event.
YESHIVA DERECH HATORAH WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION
Dear Parents:
To facilitate the ordering of Chessed Dollars, we would appreciate your using this order form. It should be
sent with your son or mailed back to Mrs. Sima Sabo (1st floor office), or you may email her at
[email protected] We will have your order for next-day pick-up. Special orders (over) may take up to a
week.
Listed below are the gift certificates which are always available. Please indicate the amounts you are ordering next to each one. Payments by check (made payable to YDHWO) must be enclosed. If you are
paying by cash, you must pay at time of receipt.
Thank you.
DERECH HATORAH WOMEN’
S ORGANIZATION
CHESSED
$ _______
SHOPRITE
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WALDBAUMS
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PATHMARK
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HOME DEPOT
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OLD NAVY
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BARNES & NOBLE
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TOYS R US
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MACYS
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FOOD BASICS
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STOP & SHOP
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METRO CARDS
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($19.05 OR $38.10)
STAMPS
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(SHEET OF 20 FOR $9.20)
SPECIAL ORDER:
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TOTAL
NAME _________________________________CLASS___ TEL. # ___________DATE _________
Special Order
YESHIVA SHOP GIFT CERTIFICATES
5
Banana Republic
Baskin Robbins
Bloomingdale’s
J C Penney
Kay Bee Toys
K-Mart
Loehmann’s
Marshall’s
Payless Shoes
Saks Fifth Avenue
Sterns
Syms
T J Maxx
10
20
25