We are proud to welcome ETTA Israel this Shabbat

Parshat Vayikra
(Parshat HaChodesh- Rosh Chodesh Nisan)

1 Nisan 5775
March 20-21, 2015


Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 

The race is on. Have you checked out our online auction? It's not about the pizza. Give some money to a good cause by purchasing the first pizzas out of the oven after Pesach - delivered to your home. You can even choose to deliver have it delivered to other people's homes. Check out this link www.32auctions.com/pizza  (Top 5 bids get 2 pies each). 
Who says you have to feel bad that you're staying home for Pesach? Check out our new glitzy Pesach Program.  5 Star Luxury in your own backyard with an Open Tea Room. Pesach has never been this good. 

I look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

The Etta Israel Center is the only organization in LA that provides a full spectrum of services for Jewish youth and adults with special needs.  
We are excited to welcome them back to Yavneh this Shabbat.

Parshat Vayikra
Parshat HaChodesh- Rosh Chodesh Nisan

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015
Candle-lighting: 6:46 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45 PM*
Topic: Something to Say at the Shabbos Table
*Mincha will be at 6:45PM going forward

SHABBAT, March 21, 2015

Co-sponsored by Dr. Bernard & Temi Monderer in dedication to their parents and in memory of Dr. Monderer's brother, Dovid ben Yechezkel, and by Buddy & Susie Salzberg in memory of Jack and Sima Salzberg & Jack Samuels and their lifetime devotion to Jewish Education.

Shacharit: 9:00 AM
All children programs begins at 9:30 AM

Rabbi Einhorn's Drasha: Is Bibi a Racist?

Kiddush sponsored by Helena and Steven Usdan in honor of Parshat HaChodesh and Rosh Chodesh Nisan.

Pre-Mincha Shiur: Run the Seder Like a Boss 5:55 PM
Sponsored by Ira & Ruchie Smedra in memory of Ira's father, HaRav Mordechai Zev Ben Shraga Feivel

Mincha: 6:35PM

Seudah Shlishit is co-sponsored by:

  • Alan & Adell Goldstein in memory of Alan’s father, Harry Chaim Goldstein, Chaim Tzvi ben Avraham Dov a’h.  
  • Sasha and Michael Parker  in memory of Michael’s grandfather, R' Yosef ben R' Eliyahu Mordechai Hakohen a'h. 

May their neshamas have an immediate aliyah.
Topic: Special Siyum and Remarks 

Ma'ariv: 7:40 PM

Here is a Torah riddle from the children of Yavneh inspired by the Parsha.  It's a great conversation piece for the Shabbat table.  Watch!  Listen!  Discuss! Got Answer? Let us know at GotAnswer@yha.org. View Question

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Times of Davening During the Week
Followed by daily Daf Yomi with Rabbi Einhorn
Daily Daf Yomi Sponsored by Esthie & Walter Feinblum
Sundays:  7:30 AM
Mondays & Thursdays: 6:25 AM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 6:25 AM
Latest Shema: Week of March 15, 2015: 9:57 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - G-d at the Seder
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

כל דכפין ייתי ויכול - All those who are hungry come and eat
There’s always a right way to say things. The Gemara in Sotah 33a says that a person should not make their requests in Aramaic for Rebbe Yochanan says “whoever makes their request in Aramaic; the Ministering Angel is not bound to it for he does not understand this language.” Why at the Seder, an evening on which we essentially ask for the redemption, did we institute to say this opening invitation (mentioned above) in Aramaic?    R. Yissachar Dov of Belze suggests a beautiful interpretation. The Gemara in Shabbos 12b says that when we go to visit a sick person, one is able to pray in Aramaic because the Divine Presence is above his or her head and therefore the petitioner does not need a ministering angel to bring the prayer to G-d.  The Medrash (Vayikrah Rabbah 34) states – that when a poor person stands at the door, the Divine Presence is there as well.  When we say "כל כבפין ייתי וייכול" – Hashem is standing there! G-d is with us at the Seder.   

Yavneh Announcements

If you are home for Pesach, you won't want to miss the amazing programming at Yavneh!  Click image below for full Pesach Schedule.

Join us on March 24th at 8:00 PM for a Pre-Pesach Lecture:
The Haggada Story and the Historical Jewish Treatment of the Non-Jew
Hosted by: Alan and Rachelle Tsarovsky

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Register NOW for our Shabbat HaGadol Luncheon Shabbat, March 28th.
Click HERE for more information and to reserve your seats.

Join Rabbi Einhorn at The Cask
Monday, March 30th, 8:00PM
34 New Things to Say at the Seder

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Join Rabbi Einhorn for a Special Shabbat HaGadol Drasha
Shabbat, March 28th, 5:45PM
Is Our Torah Making Us Better People?
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Munch on cheesy pizza while your neighbors are putting away their Pesach dishes!
Yavneh, together with Pizza World, will be auctioning off the first pizzas for your Chametz fix right after the Chag. Bid now and get the first pizzas fresh out of the oven before anyone else.

Learn more at www.yha.org/pizza
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Did you know that Yavneh has a mobile app for your phone?  You can listen to Shiurim, view our weekly bulletins, and lots more!  Click HERE to view the video and to find out how you can get the Yavneh mobile app on your phone today!
Are you celebrating a birthday, anniversary, simcha, or possibly commemorating a yahrzeit?  Did you know that besides Kiddush and Seudah Shlishit, Yavneh now offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities; Children's table at kiddush, teen minyan for boys and girls, daf yomi, sponsor a Yavneh student for a week, or even a whole day of learning!  Please contact the office for more details at esoussana@yha.org.

Have any halachik or any other questions? Feel free to contact Rabbi Einhorn at rabbieinhorn@gmail.com or call (917) 647-8359. 

Save the Date

Mar 28 - Shabbat HaGadol
Apr 1-12 - Pesach Vacation
Apr 16 - Yom HaShoah
Apr 18 - Kiddush sponsored by the Botnick family.
Apr 22 - Yom HaZikaron
Apr 23 - Yom Ha'Atzmaut

Community Announcements

Dr. Ernie and Susie Agatstein invite the community to a Motzei Shabbat meet and greet with Rabbi Yechiel Weitzman. This Saturday night at 9:00pm at their home, 143 South McCadden Place.

This Pesach, Tomchei LA will assist over 1,500 individual's with food and over 2,500 individuals with clothing. Click HERE for a beautiful video about all that Tomchei does to help out in OUR community.  

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will be posponed until after Pesach. In the interim please feel free to stop by her home on Shabbat afternoon, for a cup of tea and a chat. All are welcome.

If you observe any suspicious activity call the SHOMRIM HOTLINE (424) 294-8273. LAPD Non-Emergency (877) 275-5273, To report a threat (877) 284-7328.

B'Nei Akiva:
THIS WEEK Shabbat March 21st: Valley: Snif Lavi meets at 5pm at the Rodan home; Snif Tirat Tzvi meets at 5pm at Shaarey Zedek. March 29th Manhigut session 11:15am & City Vzach BBQ at the beach! For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608. 
Moshava Malibu -- Camp out under the stars with Machal (10th grade leadership program) at Moshava Malibu! Limited space still available. Register this week and receive $500 off tuition. 
www.moshavamalibu.org or call 855-MOSHAVA

What is Yeshivat Yavneh?

Yavneh is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, intellectual honesty, and scholarship.  Instilling our students with fineness of character, respect for others, integrity, and the centrality of chesed in Jewish life, we continually focus on Ahavat Torah, Mitzvot, and steadfast support of Medinat Yisrael.  Yavneh’s vision integrates spirituality and modernity through a comprehensive, creative, and challenging curriculum using technology, differentiated learning, critical thinking, art, and athletics; enabling our students to flourish as community leaders and model American citizens.

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