Weekly Announcements - Young Israel of Staten Island

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YOUNG ISRAEL OF STATEN ISLAND
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March 20, 2015 / 29 Adar
Rav Yaakov Marcus, Rabbi Emeritus
Zavel Pearlman, President
Rav Yaakov Lehrfield, Rabbi
Rav Ephraim Polakoff, Assistant Rabbi
www.yisi.org
SHABBOS LUACH
CONDOLENCES
 David Berkowitz on the loss of his wife Evelyn Berkowitz.
Yaakov Rosenrauch on the loss of his mother Mrs. Sarah Rosenrauch. Shiva will be
observed in Israel through Wednesday morning. Yaakov can be reached at
718.554.8636 or 011.972.52 305 4270.
MAZEL TOV
Cheryl & Irwin Keller on the bat-mitzvah of their granddaughter Chaya Malka,
daughter of Shira & Yanky Bokow.
Rochelle & Moshe Brand on the marriage and Sheva Brachot of their children
Samantha & Michael Brand.
Karen & Paul Goldstein on the Shabbat Sheva Brachot of Rena & Shimmy Goldstein.
Rita & Michael Kaufman and Sara & Izzy Adler on the engagement of their son and
grandson, Joshua Kaufman to Sara Isaacson.
Lily & Mike Lazarovics on the birth of a grandson to their children Bracha & Jonathan
Lazarovics.
Heidi & Stevie Schwartz, Goldie Schwartz and Rachel Gottlieb on their son and
grandson Bennet, receiving Smicha in Israel.
To have a Simcha listed in the weekly announcements, please notify the office before 1 PM
Thursday at 718-494-6700 ext. 0 or email [email protected] . Please leave detailed messages with
the wording and spelling of names that you want placed in the announcements
CONTACT INFO
Rav Yaakov Lehrfield
Rav Ephraim Polakoff
Zavel Pearlman
Alan Zachter
Office
Rebecca Silberman
Josh Sturm
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Contact the following for requests to utilize shul facilities:
Minyanim for Smachot
Building use, other than catering
Catering
Alan Zachter 347-922-1586
Norman Koller 718-983-0255
[email protected] -718-698-5564
Shabbos
Z’man Krias Sh’ma
Candle Lighting
Friday Mincha
Rabbi Lehrfield Chumash Shiur
Rebetzin Polakoff’s Rosh Chodesh shiur for Women on the
topic of: “The Life & Legend of Basya bas Pharaoh"
Daf Yomi Review / Daf Yomi
Rabbi Polakoff Pre-mincha Shiur is on the topic:
"Avodah and Avodah Sheb'lev: Saying Kirbanos During Davening."
Mishna Yomis
Shabbos Mincha/Ends
Rabbi Lehrfield will be speaking on the topic of:
“Whose Matzos are these?”
6:35
6:45/7:54
Between
Mincha/Maariv
Sponsored by Marilyn Reiz Kaiman in memory of her mother Mrs. Alice Reiz,
Chaya Dobrish bas HoRav Avrohom Lieber & Rachel Laya
WEEKDAY LUACH
Earliest T&T
Mincha / Maariv
Halacha of the
week
5:59
7:05 / 7:27
This coming Shabbos, the Shabbos immediately preceding
Chodesh Nissan, we read Parshas Hachodesh which
discusses the proclamation of the new moon and the new
month, to inaugurate the month of Nissan.
Rabbi Reisman’s Navi shiur 9:30 PM in the MPR
Family Learning Program 9:45 AM
Rabbi Lehrfield Bagel & Coffee Shiur: Legends of The
Gemara 9:45 AM CANCELLED
--Rabbi Lehrfield Shiur 10 AM CLASS WILL RESUME MAY 19
--Rabbi Polakoff at 8:00 pm Beis Midrash: CANCELLED
 Baba Basra Shiur Brachot 8:00 PM, Pirkei Avos
8:45 PM & Parsha 9:15 PM, Rabbi Y.A.Weiss.
 Adult evening classes in Aleph Bais, Siddur &
Basic Judaism. 8 PM. For information call Jerry at
646-645-0226.
 Rabbi Polakoff Shiur at 8 PM on “Hilchos Pesach”
Motzei Shabbos
Sunday
Sunday
Tuesday
Wednesday
We would like to thank the following for their contribution:
CHARITY FUND:
We would like to thank the following for their contribution:
Miriam & Sid Zachter in memory of the Yahrzeit of Sid’s father, Leo Zachter
Eliezer Ben Avraham Leib A”H.
The Reingold family would like to thank the entire Staten Island community for the
tremendous support given to us over the last years. The outpouring of love for Albee Z”L
is overwhelming. During the week of Shiva, we received endless phone calls and
emails. We apologize if we are unable to return all of them. We will always cherish the
memories of our years in the community and take comfort in knowing how many lives he
touched and how much he will be missed.
Eruv is Up
10:01
6:10/6:50
5:45/7:00
8:30 AM
5:00 PM
in the Main Shul
5:00 / 5:50
5:50
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Early Mincha on Sunday at 1:45 in the Main shul
Late Maariv Sun-Thu 9:30 in the Main Shul
DAVENING AND SHIURIM
Rabbi Polakoff will be giving a Shiur this Wednesday night March 25th at 8 PM on Hilchos
Pesach
If you would like to include an announcement in the Simcha or Charity fund sections of the weekly
announcements, please note the suggested amount for such listings is a $50 contribution which can be
submitted by dropping it off at the YI office or mailing it to our P.O Box
There will a monthly Parsha shiur given by Mordechai Plotsker. Please keep your eyes
open for details on when the next one will be. Any questions please contact Aryeh
Pearlman.
SHUL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Rabbi Lehrfield is giving a Gemara Shiur every other Sunday at 9:45 AM or after the 9
o’clock minyan in the gym. The Luach will indicate which week the class will be given. We
are looking for $72 sponsors for these classes.
PESACH IS AROUND THE CORNER
The OU Passover guide is available online at www.oupassover.org. Keep your eyes
open for the mailing with other pertinent information regarding the Chag.
MAOT CHITIM
All contributions for the Matanos Le'evyonim/ Maot Chitim appeal should be given to any
board member, Gabbai or placed in the box in the back of the main Shul. It is important to
get your donation in time to help those in need make Pesach.
TEHILLIM GROUP
There will be a women's tehillim Shabbos group following the main minyan in the women's
section. If you have a name to add to the list for a refuah please contact Chanie Maslow at
718 477 9575 or [email protected]
A NEW YEAR, A NEW LOOK!!
You can now list all your Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mazal Tov’s etc., on our digital Luach
located in the lobby of the main shul. We have a special section that allows for you to post
your announcement accompanied by a photo! Please contact Zavel Pearlman for pricing.
FAMILY LEARNING PROGRAM
Start your week in a most productive and enjoyable way. All parents, grandparents are
invited to learn and study with their children and grandchildren. Please join us Sunday’s at
9:45 AM in the upstairs Beit Medrash. Young men from Rabbi Katzman’s yeshivah will
join us to answer questions or to be your chavruta, study partner. Refreshments will be
served. Please contact the main office or Dr. Emmer for sponsorship opportunities.
There is a Mishna Brurah learning group every night at 9:15pm for 15 minutes prior to
Maariv. Please come and join. If you have any questions, please contact Louis Emmer at
[email protected]
A Course on “Tefillah”, based on the teachings of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik, will be
given by Rabbi Norman Linzer on alternate Tuesday mornings at 10:00 AM in the main
shul. It will alternate with Tuesday class given by Rabbi Lehrfield. Women and men are
welcome.
YISI DAY CAMP NEWS
The YISI Day Camp 2015 brochures and applications have been mailed and you have
already received them. The brochure and application, as well as all of the other necessary
forms, can be found on the camp website, http://yisi.org/day_camp.php, If you have any
questions, please contact Josh and Stefanie Sturm at [email protected] We look
forward to another great summer with you at YISI!
The Young Israel of Staten Island Day Camp is currently looking to fill the
following positions; adult senior counselor for preschool groups, senior counselor, junior
counselors, CITs, lifeguards, and music/dance instructor. If you or anyone you know may
be interested please download an employment application from the camp
website, http://yisi.org/day_camp.php, email it to Josh and Stefanie Sturm at
[email protected] and we will schedule an interview with you.
BECAUSE YOU MATTER
In order to show that everyone has a voice in our Shul, we have created a new email,
[email protected] specifically for ideas to be heard. Emails will personally be read by
our President. Only emails that are signed with a name and phone number will be
considered and get a quick response. Our President can be reached at 917-567-7383.
SAVE THE DATE
March 25th at 8 PM Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis will be speaking on the topic of “From
Bronx HS of Science to Rosh Yeshiva”. How Rabbi Dovid Winiarz zt”l helped change my
course in life.
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YOUNG ISRAEL OF STATEN ISLAND
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March 20, 2015 / 29 Adar
Rav Yaakov Marcus, Rabbi Emeritus
Zavel Pearlman, President
Rav Yaakov Lehrfield, Rabbi
Rav Ephraim Polakoff, Assistant Rabbi
www.yisi.org
COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
Anyone in need of a Seder of Yom Tov meal, please contact Rabbi Lehrfield at 646-8723631.
PESACH BOUTIQUE
This Motzei Shabbos at 9:30 PM come shop at the community Pre-Pesach boutique in the
JFS gym, all while supporting our community schools. Vendors from across the tri state
will be there and there will be wine tasting available! Don’t forget to check out the RJJ PTA
table!
WINE SALE
JFS Wine sale to be held at the JFS gym located at 400 Caswell Ave. Purchases and preordered pick-ups are on Saturday evening, March 21, 9:00 PM -11:30 PM and on Sunday
morning, March 29, from 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM. Thousands of bottles available.
ORDER YOUR MATZOH
The Young Israel will once again be selling Shmurah Matzoh (Pupa-Tzaylem) at:
$28.50 / lb Matzah----$29.50 / lb whole wheat-----$28.00 / box spelt----$28.00 /box Oat
matzoh. Forms can be found in Shul & online. All checks should be made payable to the
"Young Israel of Staten Island". All orders and checks must be received by Sunday, March
22, 2015. Mail or bring orders to: Philip Altmark at 256 Woodward Ave. All orders may be
picked up starting Tuesday, March 24th from Famous Kosher Bakery at 10 Carmel Ave.
JCC DART CHALLAH FUNDRAISER
On March 27th come and join in the tradition of having delicious challah all while raising
money for a worthy cause. Challah’s are $4 per loaf. Have the challah’s delivered to you
for $1 or come and pick them up at the JCC between 9 AM-12 PM. Contact
[email protected] for more information.
YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
GROUPS
There will be regular morning and afternoon groups this week.
For those families who participate in house groups after Shabbos afternoon groups, please
submit a house groups schedule along with a list of children involved in your house groups
and the names of the group leaders to Rebecca as soon as possible.
ALL HOUSE GROUPS MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE YOUNG ISRAEL BY 4:00 PM.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD ASSUMING THEY ARE GOING TO HOUSE
GROUPS IF YOU HAVE NOT DOUBLE CHECKED WITH THE PARENTS HOSTING
GROUPS FOR THAT WEEK.
TEENS
There will be no teen Shalishudos this week.
Teen Night has been rescheduled for Motzei Shabbos, March 28th. Details to come
SAVE THE DATE:
Sunday, March 29th - Lego Day - Join us at YISI for a morning of breakfast, the Lego
Movie and exciting specialty Lego building. 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Children ages 3 and up
welcome! $10 in advance, $12 at the door. RSVP to [email protected]
Yeled V’Yalda’s Insurance Navigator is ready to assist you with enrolling in Medicaid, the
Affordable Care Act/ Obamacare & Child Health Plus. All services are free. 718-514-8863.
PESACH
Book your seats now for the Chol Hamoed Sukkos Pesach trip to Six Flags Great
Adventure for grades 6 & up on Monday, April 6th. A coach bus will leave the Shul at
8:00AM sharp and will return at approximately 9:00 PM. Your check for $65 ($75 for nonmembers) made payable to YISI is your reservation. Tickets without the bus are available
as well. Contact [email protected]org ASAP to reserve your spot.
ONE MITZVAH LEADS TO ANOTHER
Please note the following Pesach Groups Schedule:
Rachelit be collecting surplus Mishloach Manos. Your contributions help supply our
families and our hospital pantries with snacks. Food can be dropped off at the front door of
1097 Willowbrook Road, Sun-Thu between 4:30-7:30 PM only. Please remember - Closed
packages only, with appropriate Kosher supervision Absolutely no homemade goods.
There will be no groups on the first days of Yom Tov (Shabbos, April 4th and Sunday, April
5th). There will be morning groups and NO afternoon groups on the second days of Yom
Tov (Friday, April 10th and Shabbat, April 11th).
CHAVERIM
DO A MITZVAH
We are looking for sponsors for our weekly Shalosh Seudot. Your sponsorship allows
close to 60 of our youth to have a meaningful Shalosh Seudot experience every Shabbos
afternoon, complete with great nosh, Divrei Torah and singing. Please see Wayne
Greenberg or Rebecca or Effie Silberman if you wish to sponsor in honor or in memory of
a loved one.
HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE
We are here to assist with Emergency Roadside Assistance (changing tires, boosts, car
lockouts, and emergency gasoline). Phone number: 718-761-2428.
TAKE NOTICE
All teachers- please pay attention to your students and take note whether they are in need
of any clothing, a warm winter coat or snacks for school. All the clothes are distributed very
discretely and privately without anyone’s knowledge including the parents. Just contact
Rachelit after 4:30 pm at 718-983-9664.
YOUNG MARRIEDS EVENTS
The next Young Married's Minyan will be this Shabbos, March 21st, Parshas Vayikra, at
9:30 in the teen lounge. Following davening will be the annual Young Married's Shabbos
Lunch in the Social Hall. The lunch will be a buffet.
TEHILLIM CIRCLE
Please say Tehillim for those seeking refuah:
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Bracha Rivkah bas Miriam Leba
Kayla Rus bas Chaya Rochel
Refael Pisachya Yaakov HaLevi ben Aviva Sarah
Shayna Golda bas Chaya Gitel
PLEASE NOTE THAT TO HELP ENSURE THIS LIST IS CURRENT, ALL NAMES WILL BE
REMOVED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CALENDAR MONTH AND THE LIST WILL BE
REFRESHED. SHOULD AN INDIVIDUAL NEED CONTINUED COMMUNAL TEPHILOS,
PLEASE RESUBMIT THEIR NAME MONTHLY EITHER BY CALLING OR EMAILING THE YI
OFFICE [email protected] OR 718-494-6700 X 0
COMMUNITY GEMACHS
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Furniture - Email a photo of the furniture to [email protected] or call 718
983 8136.
Centerpieces - Rachelit 718-983-9664 after 4:30PM
Gowns- Debbie Berkovits call 718 494-1905
Food Pantry - Noga Kugel 718-494-8451
Clothing - Rachelit 718-983-9664 after 4:30PM. Drop off at the FRONT DOOR
of 1097 Willowbrook Road, Sunday thru Thursday between the hours of 5:00
PM to 7:00 PM only
Please keep your eyes and ears open for news about more upcoming events! Check out
our youth bulletin board for pictures, event info, and more! If you have any questions
regarding the youth department please feel free to contact Rebecca Silberman
at [email protected]
CHESED OPPORTUNITES
Chevra Kadisha of Staten Island is looking for additional individuals, both men and
women, who are able to assist on a regular basis. If you are available or would
like additional information, contact Larry Cohen at 718-612-3474. Tizku L'Mitzvos.
Nachas Unlimited has successfully raised funds to ease the lives of sick children in our
community. If you or anyone you know has a child in need of assistance directly related to
the illness, please call Rachelit at 718-983-9664. All calls are confidential.
Bikur Cholim is looking for volunteers to visit Jewish residents in Staten Island nursing
homes. Hours are flexible. For more information, please call Barbara Grossberg at 718983-1849.
Bikur Cholim provides those in need with food. If you have food to donate (or return)
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF ANY FOOD BY THE PANTRY DOOR as it gets wet and
ruined and invites rodents. Please call for pickup Beverly Israel 718-761-4472/ 646-5301495.
Coat & Clothing Donation: We are accepting coats and clothing in excellent condition.
Men, Women’s & Children clothing of all sizes needed. All Clothing may be dropped off at
the FRONT DOOR of 1097 Willowbrook Road, Sun-Thu between 5:00-7:00 PM only.
Anything left at the side door will be thrown out with sanitation. All clothes are distributed
discreetly. If you are in need of clothing or for any further information, please contact
Rachelit after 4:30 PM at 718-983-9664.
LOST & FOUND
Found cuff link. Please call 646-239-7402 for more information.
AVAILABLE JOBS
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Shomer Shabbos Gift Importer located in Carteret, NJ, right off exit 12 of the NJ Turnpike
seeks Individual for full time office work. If you are a hard working organized, team player
please apply. Full time only. Very nice atmosphere. We are centrally located 15 minutes
from; Edison, Elizabeth, & Staten Island. Please respond with resume to
[email protected]
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