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Shaarey Zedek
Office Hours: Mon - Thurs 9 AM - 4 PM
Fri. 9 AM-12:00 PM (818) 763-0560
[email protected]
12800 Chandler Boulevard
Valley Village, California 91607
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior Rabbi
(818) 763-6269 [email protected]
March 20- March 27, 2015
29 Adar - 7 Nisan 5775
Parshas VaYikra Rosh Chodesh ‫פרשת ויקרא ראש חודש‬
Mazel Tov ‫מזל טוב‬
To Elie and Minda Mafouda on the engagement of their son, Avi to Aliza Kolom, daughter of Louis and Miriam Kolom of Chicago. Mazel tov to the entire Mafouda and Kolom families.
Thank You ‫תודה רבה‬
To Dr. Josh and Doris Levy for sponsoring the kiddush after the 8:00 AM minyan in memory of Josh’s father, Harav Chaim Shmuel ben Yehoshua HaLevi, z”l.
To Ben and Michelle Andron for sponsoring the kiddush after the 8:30 AM minyan in honor of Michelle and Elchanan’s birthdays.
To Goldy Jannol for sponsoring the kiddush after the 8:45 AM minyan in memory of her husband, David Jannol, David ben Moshe, z”l.
To the following, for sponsoring this week’s Scholar in Residence, Mrs. Shoshana Schechter: Yaakov & Cindy Abrams, Scott & Barbara Bowersock, Arnold Bryman & Luisa
Latham, Mark & Elaine Goodfriend, Drs. Bruce & Anne Greenfield, Michael & Marci Halpern, Mark & Ellen Hurwitz, Esther Ruth Meir, Frank & Leah Moritz, Herman & Perla
Muhlstein, Tzvi & Jennifer Niman, Dr. Ben & Debbie Schuraytz, Drs. Victor & Irine Schweitzer, Drs. Adam & Taaly Silberstein, and Rabbi Dr.Yakov Yellin.
Condolences ‫ברוך דין האמת‬
To the Lorkis and Schoen families on the passing of Lenny Lorkis, Levi ben Yosef, z”l.
To Reviva Barak on the loss of her brother, Isaac Weinberger, Yitzchak ben Eliezer, z”l.
Pesach Corner
OU Passover Guide , Sale of Chometz agreements and the
Kashrus Conscience are available outside the shul
Pesach Kashering will be available this Sunday, March
22nd and Sunday, March 29th from 9 AM to Noon.
Members: $18 Donation for 10+ items. Less than 10
items, tip suggested. Non-Members $20.
Sale of Chometz - Rabbi Rosenberg is available for the
sale of chometz after Shacharis and Maariv until Friday
morning, April 3rd (Erev Pesach). If you need to make
special arrangements, please call the shul or the Rabbi’s
Study at (818) 763-6269. The “Power of Attorney Form” is
available outside the shul office and online. As in past
years, please consider making a donation to Shaarey
Zedek in connection with the sale of your chometz.
Maos Chittim - Shaarey Zedek is currently engaged in its
annual Maos Chittim drive to provide much needed funds
to individuals who are financially challenged by the high
cost of food and necessities for Pesach. Anyone wishing
to participate may drop off a check at the shul office.
Checks should be made out to Shaarey Zedek and please
note maos chittim in the memo.
Shabbos HaGadol Meals
This year, Platinum Catering will be catering the Shabbos
HaGadol meals on March 27th and 28th. Please make
your reservations directly with Platinum. Reservation
deadline is Monday, March 23rd. One Meal: Adults $28,
Children 4-11 $18, Two meals: Adults $50, Children 4-11
$30. To reserve call (818) 800-2267 or email
[email protected]
Torah Reading: 544 ♦ Haftorah: 1218
Erev Shabbos, Friday, March 20th
Early Mincha
5:35 PM
Early Candle Lighting
5:55 PM
Candle Lighting
6:47 PM
6:55 PM
Shabbos, March 21st
Rosh Chodesh Nisan
8,8:30 & 8:45 AM
Krias Shema
9:59 AM
6:40 PM
Maariv/End of Shabbos
7:48 PM
Shacharis Sunday
6:45, 8, & 8:40 AM
Shacharis Monday & Thursday
5:49 & 6:45 AM
Shacharis Tues., Wed. & Fri.
5:59 & 6:45 AM
6:55 PM
Erev Shabbos, March 27th
Early Mincha
5:40 PM
Early Candle Lighting
6:00 PM
Candle Lighting
6:53 PM
7:00 PM
This Week at the 8:30 AM Minyan
Rabbi Avrohom Mendelson will be giving the drasha.
Rabbi Aryeh Davidowitz will be giving an in-depth
shiur on halachic-related topics from Parshas
VaYikra following kiddush (approximately 10:45 AM).
Shoshana Schechter
This Shabbos, March 20-21, 2015,
Parshas Vayikra, Shaarey Zedek
welcomes Mrs. Shoshana Schechter.
The theme for the Shabbaton will be
“The Crossroads of Destiny and Blessing.”
Shiurim that explore our destiny as Jews and the
blessing we can invoke from Hashem.
Friday night oneg 9 PM for men and women -”15
Words: The secrets behind the ancient priestly
blessing of Birkat Kohanim.”
Shabbos morning 11:30 AM - Noon - in the Beis
Midrash for women only - ”The Discerning Power of
the Jewish Woman.”
Shabbos afternoon Women’s Shiur 5:15 PM Beis
Midrash - “Returning to Our Roots - From Tzelem
Elokim to Ezer Kenegdo.”
Also, 6:10 PM for men and women, Dr. Isaac
Schechter will be speaking on “Your Brain on
Google: How technology impacts our brain,
psychology and soul.”
Shaarey Zedek Security Council Public Address System
With our ongoing concern as to the security of the shul, a Public Address System is currently being installed
throughout the entire SZ facility. The PA system will provide the ability to warn the entire Shul simultaneously of an
ACTIVE THREAT with clear instructions on how to react during an ongoing crisis. We pray that we will never have to
use the Security PA System in the context of an attack, ‫ר‘‘ל‬. We are in the midst of raising $10,000 to cover the
expenses of the Security PA System and Security Plan that the shul will be instituting over the next several months.
We have raised a third of what we need to complete this project. We are urgently requesting that each and every
member join us in support of this most important cause. Please contact the office for your donations. While some
projects may tolerate delay, this essential need must be completed in the most expeditious fashion to ensure
maximum safety.
For Men
Young Adult - Musar/Hashkafa/Parsha Shmooze for young
men, 25-30 years old, delivered by Rabbi Avrohom
Mendelson. Class held every Thursday at 8:30 PM in the
Ratner Beis Midrash followed by Maariv. Cholent and
refreshments will be served. Sponsorships are available.
Morning Kollel Mon-Fri 6-6:45 AM with Shmooze from
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenberg on Friday at 6:30 AM
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenberg’s Gemara Shiur - Mesechta
Sanhedrin. Wednesdays at 8:30 PM in the Beis Midrash.
Rabbi Gradon’s Weekly Kollel Learning: Wednesdays
evenings at 8:30 in the Beis Midrash. Parsha D’var Torah at
9:35; Maariv at 9:45.
Rabbi J. Rosenberg’s Gemara Brachos shiur: Thurs. at
8:30 PM in the Beis Midrash. See Yosef Traube for info.
Rabbi Maza’s Parsha Shiur: Shabbos 7:30 AM downstairs
.Rabbi Lintz’s Halacha Shiur: Shabbos,10:15 AM downstairs.
Rabbi Shlomo Rosenberg’s Daf Yomi: Mon-Fri 6-6:45 AM;
Sat. and Sun. 7:15-8:00 AM in the Ratner Chapel.
Rabbi Rauch’s intermediate level shiur in Maseches Bava
Kama: Monday through Thursday, from 8 - 9:15 PM.
For Women
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenberg’s Navi Shiur for Women:
Mondays at 8:00 PM in the Beis Midrash.
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenberg’s weekly Parsha Shiur for
women, on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM is on hiatus for the
next four weeks. Class resumes on April 22nd.
Mrs. Grossman’s Chumash class: Thursdays - noon at
the Moritz’s home, 12923 Chandler Blvd.
Announcements for the newsletter must be given to the office by Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 PM. Items will be listed on a first come, first served basis, based on available space.
Tomchei Shabbos Collection Box
Tomchei Shabbos is once again collecting non-perishable,
unopened boxes, bags and cans of items you will be clearing
out during Pesach cleaning. There is a box set up outside the
elevator upstairs, and in the front of the Beis Midrash, for your
donations through March 30th.
SZ Jewish Book Club
Shaarey Zedek’s Jewish Book Club, open to men and
women, will read Baseless Hatred - What it is and What
You Can Do About It by René H. Levy, PhD. They will
meet after Pesach to discuss.
Planning for your Family’s Future
Shaarey Zedek has partnered once again with Mount Sinai
Memorial in Simi Valley to provide our congregants with
comprehensive pre-need arrangements and services. Mount
Sinai has offered to donate $5000 to SZ if 5 properties are
sold by a predetermined date. If you or your family would like more
information, please contact Doreen Kayne at:
[email protected] or (866) 813-8100 ext,. 413.
Help Shaarey Zedek by logging
in at:
The first time you log on, it will
request the charity you would like to support. Enter Shaarey
Zedek Congregation and then a portion of every amazon
purchase made on amazon smile will go to the shul.
The SZ Suggestion Box
As we continually work to improve the shul
experience for our members, we welcome your
feedback. Whether you like what we do or you think
we can do better, please send your comments to Mark
Hurwitz at [email protected]
Lost and Found
Found - A “gold” bracelet; a boys blue tie; tie,
a tallis clip, striped baby blanket, tie found on
Bellaire between Magnolia & Chandler;
sunglasses; an interlinear inscribed Rosh
Hashana machzor; woman’s glasses; an
earring; one unopened contact; a key; a mini
remote; a silver necklace a watch, brand new
beret and a cane.
Lost - Beige men’s all weather coat, size small,
a pearl necklace; sunglasses.
Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
There is always a demand for financial
assistance from the Rabbi’s fund. Aside from
the usual outlays that go to visiting
meshulachim, many in our own community
approach Rabbi Rosenberg for help with
basic necessities. Your generosity will ensure
that our own members and friends, along with
worthy institutions all over the world, with a
focus on Eretz Yisrael, will continue to receive
support. Please make checks payable to
Shaarey Zedek with “Rabbi’s Discretionary
Fund” in the memo. May your tzedakah be a
zechus to bring shalom to Eretz Yisrael and
the Jewish People.
(800) 613-1911
(323) 903-7613 (818) 584-1987
(818) 623-0300 (818) 759-7593
(818) 760-4567
Gary Bregman (818) 259-0449;
Joey Conzevoy (323) 268-1783
Shul President
Jonathan Istrin [email protected]
VP Religion
Mark Hurwitz [email protected]
(818) 763-0560 [email protected]
VP of Education
Steve Stone [email protected]
VP Membership
Herman Muhlstein
[email protected]
[email protected]
Hachnasat Orchim Rochelle Shapiro (818) 388-2903
[email protected]
Tomchei Shabbos Ruth Dimant (818) 517-4902
Medical Sup.G’mach Elie Mafouda (818) 919-4487 or
[email protected]
Shatnez Testing
(707) 494-7096
Angeli Holzman (805) 452-3352
Valley Mishmar
Aleinu Family Help
Valley Eruv
Teichman Mikvah
Shiva Committee
Chumie Vann - Culinary Creations by Chumie
(818) 300-5687 [email protected]
Nir Weinblut - La Gondola
(310) 247-1239 [email protected]
Moshe Hayempour - New York Glatt Kosher
(310) 365-8002 [email protected]
Rachel Celnik or David Eskenazi - Platinum Catering
(818) 800-2267 [email protected]
SZ Shabbos Teen Minyan starts at 8:45 am in the
Ratner Chapel.
Bnei Akiva
Snif - Sniff this week meets at 5:15 PM.
Shomer Shabbos Boy Scout Troop 613
Troop 613 (ages 11-18) meets the first and third
Sunday of each month. Contact Scoutmaster Stan
Friedman (818) 985-2623 for more information.
Moshava Malibu! Irvine to Anchorage, Dallas to Seattle make new best friends forever this summer at Moshava Malibu!
Come to the orthodox sleepaway camp serving the whole West
Coast. Sign up today at or call (855)
Moshava. For more BALA info call Eyal (310) 220-1459 or Avi
(818) 442-8608.
Girl Scout Troop 613 is LA's first frum Girl Scout
troop featuring hiking, camping and other scouting
related activities. We welcome girls in 1st – 12th
grades who live in the valley or surrounding areas.
Meetings are held twice a month on Sunday
afternoons from 4:30-6:00 PM at Emek nursery.
Contact: Edie Green at [email protected] or
(818) 299-0064 .
Bnos meets every Shabbos, from 2:30 to 4 PM. If it rains past
12 PM, Bnos is cancelled. For more info or for sponsorship
opportunities, call Elisheva Barasch (818) 359-0312. or Malky
Lunger (818)762-1800.
DNL every Monday 7:30-8:30 PM Jerusalem Pizza in
Encino. Contact Sarah for more info (714) 293-7100.
LNL every Tuesday 7:30-8:30 PM Coffee Bean Studio
City. Contact Derek for more info (949) 677-1313.
LNL every Tuesday 7:30-8:30 PM Coffee Bean
Calabasas. Contact Yisrael for more info (818) 277-0727.
LNL every Thursday - 7:30-8:30 PM Coffee Bean
Tarzana. Contact Yisrael for more info (818) 277-0727.
Contact Sarah Leah "Fro Fro" (714) 293-7100 or
[email protected] for more info on upcoming events.
Tehillim Circle
Contact Debbie Striks (818)752-9666 or Mona Riss (818)761-5077 to add or delete a name.
May our tefilos bring them a refuah shelaimah!
Leah Chana bas Sarah
Tova Rivka bas Esther
Ruchama bas Miriam
Sarah Bryna bas Gitel
Yardena Elisheva bas
Kalo bat Sarah
Margalit Chaviva bas
Bracha Henna bas Sarah
Leah bas Penina
Bracha bas Chaya Rochel
Adina bas Chana
Tali bas Nechama
Esther Sara bas Elka
Golda Raizel bas Riva
Maya bas Batya
Tzirel bas Malka Bryna
Rus Shoshana bas Chana
Zahava bas Juliette
Rivka Noima bas Devorah
Devorah Miriam bas Sarah
Chaya Sura bas Sima Batya
Penina bas Kayla
Miriam bas Rivka
Rachel bas Leah
Osnas bas Chaya Bayla
Gitel Faiga bas Rachel
Leah Menucha Rachel bas
Rochel Leah bas Tzippa
Chana bas Claire
Roiza Devora bas Hindel Leah
Elianna Miriam bat Chava
Ariel Shifra bas Enka
Sarit bas Simcha
Faiga Tzirel bas Hinda
Blima bas Esther Hentcha
Miriam bas Hudel Tzivia
Hinda bas Miriam
Batya bas Bracha
Gittel bas Shoshana Rochel
Golda bas Chana
Felix ben Anna
Uri Shraga ben Serach
Nootah ben Eta
Yisachar Dov ben
Shoshana Roiza
Shraga Feivel ben Rachel
Malkiel ben Dobi Baila
Shelaim Tzvi ben Chaya
Kasriel Hertzig ben Fayga
Ari Daniel ben Rut Sarah
Yitzchak ben Keshvar
Adam ben Miriam
Yitchak Peretz ben Tzippa
Zev Yosef ben Gitel
Elimelech ben Basya
Melech Shlomo ben Rachel
Refael Noam Meir ben
Reuven Moshe ben
Tzvi Hirsch ben Mindel
Yehuda Eliezer ben Roiza
Nissim Daniel ben Chana
Yigal ben Sarah Yitel
Baruch Reuven ben Sara
Yaakov ben Gutel Bunya
Shmuel Meir ben Chava
Yisrael Shlomo ben Fraida
Yishayahu ben Zissel
Velvel ben Bella Rivka
Aryeh ben Rochel Devorah
Yosef Daniel ben Miriam
Yisroel Yehuda HaKohen
ben Ida Yocheved
Barak ben Idit
Yehuda Baruch ben Miriam
Reuven ben Shoshana
Yonah ben Chaya Bayla
Yechezkel ben Gitel
Mordechai ben Chaya
Yisroel Gedalia ben Chana
Shmuel ben Helen
Immanuel ben Penina
Binyamin Chaim ben Chaya
Eliezer Zev ben Gitel
Meir Shaul Yitchak ben Devora