Weekly Announcements - Young Israel of Staten Island

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YOUNG ISRAEL OF STATEN ISLAND
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January 30, 2015 / 10 Shevat
Rav Yaakov Marcus, Rabbi Emeritus
Zavel Pearlman, President
Rav Yaakov Lehrfield, Rabbi
Rav Ephraim Polakoff, Assistant Rabbi
www.yisi.org
SHABBOS LUACH
CONDOLENCES
Judith Fishbein on the loss of her beloved sister Ruth Blaine
MAZEL TOV
 Rachel & Aleksandr Groys and Veronika & Paul Pollack on the birth of their son
and grandson. Shalom Zachor will take place 8 PM at the Young Israel in the Gym
Rena & Jay Schainholz on the birth of their new granddaughter, Malka, born to their
children Sarah & Donnie Appel, of Ramat Bet Shemesh
If you wish to have your Simcha listed on the monthly calendar (e.g. aufruf, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah)
please notify the office by mid-month prior to the event.
To be listed in the weekly announcements, notify the office before 1 PM Thursday at 718-4946700 ext. 0 or email [email protected] . Please leave detailed messages with the wording and
spelling of names that you want placed in the announcements. Please speak slowly and leave a
call back number or email address.
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]
Shabbos
Z’man Krias Sh’ma
Candle Lighting
Friday Mincha
Rabbi Polakoff Chumash Shiur
Daf Yomi Review / Daf Yomi
Rabbi Polakoff Pre-mincha Shiur is CANCELLED for
this week.
Mishna Yomis
Shabbos Mincha/Ends
Rabbi Polakoff will be speaking on the topic of:
"Litigating in Secular Court."
Alan Zachter 347-922-1586
Norman Koller 718-983-0255
[email protected] -718-698-5564
We would like to thank the following for their contribution:
SIMCHA FUND:
 In honor of the 70th birthday of Dr. Fred Naider
 Rachel & Aleksander Groys and Veronika & Paul Pollack wish a Mazal
Tov to Alex’s parents, Leontiy and Klavdia Groys on the birth of their grandson
 Leah & Artie Farkas in honor of their children, Debora Ohevshalom Farkas Upon her
acceptance to dental residency and David Farkas upon his acceptance to Oral and
Maxillofacial surgery residency
6:08
5:10 / 5:30
The minhag of Sefardim and many Ashkenazim (most
nusach Sefard) is to complete the beracha of Habocher
B'Amo Yisroel Be'ahavah with the Chazzan, in order to avoid
a machlokes Rishonim if one may interrupt between Birchos
Krias Shema to answer Amein.
Rabbi Reisman’s Navi shiur 7:30 PM in the MPR
Family Learning Program 9:45 AM in the Beis Medrash
Rabbi Lehrfield Bagel & Coffee Shiur: Legends of The
Gemara 9:45 AM CANCELLED
Women’s Rosh Chodesh Shiur 8:00 PM
"Tu b'Shevat: Lessons From a Tree." Sponsored by:
Motzei Shabbos
Sunday
Sunday
Monday
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CHARITY FUND:
 Meryl Cohen in memory of her brother Elihu Nemiroff, Eliyahu ben Yisrael,
with thanks to the community for the calls and concern shown, and especially
to Rabbi Y.Y. Lehrfield for his support, patient advise and friendship.
Tuesday
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
Wednesday
A NEW YEAR, A NEW LOOK!!
We are excited to introduce the launch of Digizman in our shul! 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 will also have a special section that allows for
you to post your announcement accompanied by a photo! Please contact the
YISI office or Zavel Pearlman for further information on related 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 this Sunday morning at 9:45am 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.
BECAUSE YOU MATTER
In order to show that everyone has a voice in our beautiful 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. All emails signed will get a quick
response. Our President can be reached at 917-567-7383
YOUNG ISRAEL WANTS TO WELCOME YOU!
For those of you who have not yet joined our Shul, we encourage you to show
your support by becoming a member of our family. With your help we will
continue to be a bastion of Jewish life and learning here in Willowbrook. Please
see a member of the Board for more information. YISI MAILING ADDRESS:
Young Israel of Staten Island PO BOX 140100, Staten Island, NY 10314
Sarah Spiler in memory of the Yahrzeit of her father
Aryeh Leib ben Shalom on 2 Shevat
Caryn Weinblatt in memory of her parents Nachum
ben Shmuel Eliyahu and Devorah bas Chaim Shalom
Lenka & Mark Kessler in memory of Mark’s mother
Gittel Chaya bas Moshe, A”H, on her second yahrzeit
Rabbi Linzer Shiur 10 AM
Rabbi Polakoff at 8:00 pm Beis Midrash:
"Bentching and Havdala."
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.
SHUL ANNOUNCEMENTS
MATAN MOTHER-DAUGHTER BAT MITZVAH
MAZAL TOV to the graduates of the 6th graduating class of the YISI-Matan
Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Learning Program! Tziona Brum, Ahuva Becker,
Tziporah Weber, Mimi Weinstock, Bailey Kopstick, Raizel Fine, Chana Tzubary,
Hodaya Ben-Shabbat. A special thank you to the talented and dedicated
facilitators: Amy Bierig, Leah Cohen, Sarah Feder, Ofira Furhang, Yael Raden,
& Beverly Strauss.
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4:45/5:57
Between
Mincha/Maariv
WEEKDAY LUACH
Earliest T&T
Mincha / Maariv
Halacha of the
week
Contact the following for requests to utilize shul facilities:
Minyanim for Smachot
Building use, other than catering
Catering
Eruv is Up
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4:53
5:05
8:30
CANCELLED / 3:45
CANCELLED
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Early Mincha on Sunday at 1:45 in the Main shul
Early Mincha M-Thu 12:40 in the Sefard minyan
Late Maariv Sun-Thu 9:30 in the Main Shul
SAVE THE DATE
TU B’SHVAT
Tuesday February 3rd at 7:15 PM. We will be having a special Tu B'shvat program. Stay
tuned for our exciting lineup of events. For sponsorship opportunities please see Zavel
Pearlman or Alan Gomberg.
CONTINUE THE UNITY
February 8th at 3 PM, join the Young Israel along with many other congregations as they
welcome Rachelle Fraenkel, Bat Galim Shaer and Iris Yifrach, the bereaved mothers of
Naftali, Gilad and Eyal Zichronam L’vracha. The event will take place at Ramaz Upper
School 60 East 78th St NYC. Rsvp to www.onefamilytogether.org/unity or 646-289-8600
DAVENING AND SHIURIM
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.
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 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 LITTLE LEAGUE
Young Israel of Staten Island Little League registration for boys 1st- 8th grade is from
February 1 - February 22. Please make check payable to Yisi
non members $110/ Members $100
An email will be sent to last year’s players with information on where to bring check or
cash. Please contact Commissioner Steven Maryles at [email protected] with any
questions.
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YOUNG ISRAEL OF STATEN ISLAND
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January 30, 2015 / 10 Shevat
Rav Yaakov Marcus, Rabbi Emeritus
Zavel Pearlman, President
Rav Yaakov Lehrfield, Rabbi
Rav Ephraim Polakoff, Assistant Rabbi
www.yisi.org
YISI DAY CAMP NEWS
YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Though there may still be a few feet of snow on the ground, plans for YISI Day Camp 2015
are well underway. Brochures and applications are on the way to your mailbox, but you
can check out the camp website http://www.yisi.org/day_camp.php for a sneak peek!
We're looking forward to another fantastic summer with you!
There will be regular morning and afternoon groups this week.
The YISI Day Camp will be conducting staff interviews (including CITs, going into 10th
grade) and specialty staff on Motzei Shabbos, February 14th between 8:30 PM and 10:00
PM in the Teen Lounge. Applications are available on the shul website. If your child is in
Israel this year and is interested in working for the day camp this summer, a parent should
come down that night to fill out an application on his/her behalf. Contact Josh and Stefanie
Sturm at [email protected] with any questions.
COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS
We are pleased to welcome Erin & David Stiebel, Miriam Borenstein, the staff
and participants of the NCSY GIVE (Girls Israel Volunteer Experience) 2014
summer program to our community for Shabbos. Thank you to all those who
opened their homes to our guests.
FIRE SAFETY CLASS
Join us at the JCC on February 3rd at 7 PM and learn how your family can be
prepared in case of a fire at home. All ages are welcome. For more information,
contact Debbie Burack 646-261-6576 or [email protected]
YESHIVAS ZICHRON PALTIEL CHOFETZ CHAIM MELAVE MALKA
Please join the yeshivah as they honor Fran & Joe Harris- one of the original
founders of this community and Cheryl & Irwin Keller who have dedicated 32
years of service to our community. The Melave Malka will be at the Young Israel
on February 7th at 8:30 PM. Call 718-477-7720
DRIVER EDUCATION CLASS
The first lecture class meeting for the Spring Driver Education course will take
place Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 7 PM in the Teen Lounge. If you are
interested in signing up for this course, please contact Dave Bodner at
718-698-3401 to register as soon as possible.
HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE
Yeled V’Yalda’s Insurance Navigator is ready to assist you with enrolling in
Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act/ Obamacare and Child Health Plus. ALL
SERVICES ARE FREE. Call 718-514-8863. Open Enrollment for Obamacare
closes on February 15, 2015. Enrollment for Medicaid and Child Health Plus is
year long.
PURIM
Purim is around the corner. The popular Bikur Cholim Purim Cards are now
available. Please contact the Malowitzky’s 718-698-3644
CHAVERIM
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 Marrieds’ Minyan will be this Shabbos, January 31st,
Parshas Beshalach at 9:30 in the teen lounge. Following davening, there will be
a hot Kiddush.
This week's Young Marrieds’ Men's Chaburah will be with Rav Polakoff who will
be giving Part 2 of a special Shovavim shiur on Taharas
Hamishpacha on Wednesday, February 4th. The Chaburah will take place at the
home of Rebecca & Effie Silberman (1038 Willowbrook Rd) at 8:30.
TEHILLIM CIRCLE
This week's Teen Shalishudos has been sponsored by the YISI Youth Department. Tizku
L’mitzvot.
Save the Date:
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YISI Yachad Shabbaton and Community Chagiga: Shabbat/Motzei Shabbat
February 28, 2015. If you would like to do an amazing mitzvah and sponsor
this wonderful event, and/or if you have beds available to host visitors please
contact Rebecca Silberman at [email protected] or at 917-566-0420.
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[email protected]'s annual Purim Carnival will take place Sunday, March 1, 2015
from 1:30-4:30.... More details to come soon!
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.
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 718-6123474. Tizku L'Mitzvos
AMIT News: PURIM cards are here! $3.00 each or 10 for $25.00. Call Aviva Brum.
Assorted greeting cards for all occasions are also always available. Please support our
children in Israel.
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 Donation: We are accepting coats 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 very discreetly. If you are in need
of clothing in any size or for any further information, please contact Rachelit after 4:30 PM
at 718-983-9664
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
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AVAILABLE JOBS
Please say Tehillim for our children seeking refuah:
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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.
Bracha Rivkah bas Miriam Leba
Kayla Rus bas Chaya Rochel
Refael Avrohom Gershom Tzvi ben Emunah
Refael Pisachya Yaakov HaLevi ben Aviva Sarah
Yisroel Alter ben Chava Chana
Shayna Golda bas Chaya Gitel
Gitl bas Chaya Rachel
Nison Liebish ben Shayna Layah
Yaakov Yitschak ben Shayndel
Eilite bas Miryam
If you would like to add a name to our list of people needing a refuah, please email the
office at [email protected] or call 718-494-6700 ext. 0
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Brooklyn Decorative showroom looking for a full time inside sales person. Will
provide training. Sales and design experience is an asset. An outgoing
personality is a must. Send resume to [email protected]
HASC Center is opening a new residential home in SI and is looking for Direct
Care Staff & weekend counselors. Please call 718-535-1937 or email
[email protected]
The Jewish Foundation School of SI is seeking a substitute Judaic Studies
teacher for the months of February and March, 2015. The position is parttime: 1:00 - 4:30pm - Mon-Thurs and 12:00 - 1:30pm on Friday. Please email
resumes to [email protected], or call 718-983-6042 x104.
High school and college English teachers needed for a school in Staten Island
Must have NYC teacher’s license. Part time, flexible hours. Please call 347393-6339
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