Parshat Terumah
2 Adar 5775

February 20 - 21, 2015


Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 
Another simcha filled Shabbos, thank G-d. We celebrate the aufruf of Zev Hendeles and Lauren Rosenblum.  Mazal to the entire Hendeles, Goldman, and Rosenblum families. May we only share in many more joy filled occasions together. 
This is the perfect Shabbos for a good simcha as Rosh Chodesh ushered in the jovial month of Adar. Mi Shenichnas Adar Marbin B'simcha. That joy will increase 10 fold here at Yavneh as we host our annual over the top Purim Suedah. Sign up here now while there are still seats left. FYI - we take our theme seriously. 
For a full Purim Schedule also see below.  

We look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn


Parshat Terumah

FRIDAY, February 20, 2015
Candle-lighting: 5:23 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 5:25 PM
Topic: Something to Say at the Shabbos Table

SHABBAT, February 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: Why Does G-d Care About Kavod? 

Kiddush in the Yavneh Courtyard is sponsored by Moise & Angie Hendeles, and Moselle Hendeles in celebration of the upcoming wedding of Zev Hendeles to Lauren Rosenblum of Phoenix, AZ.  Mazal Tov to the extended Hendeles, Goldman, and Rosenblum families! We would additionally like to extend a warm welcome to all the visiting family and friends.

Pre-Mincha Shiur with Rabbi Einhorn:  4:40 PM
Topic: Swimming on Shabbos: When the Reasons for the Halacha No Longer Apply
Sponsored by Ira & Ruchie Smedra in memory of Ira's father, HaRav Mordechai Zev Ben Shraga Feivel

Mincha: 5:15 PM

Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Einhorn's Dvar Torah is sponsored by Esthie & Walter Feinblum in memory of Walter's Mother's first yahrzeit, Lily Feinblum a’h (Leiba Zelda bat Zeev).  May her neshama have an immediate aliyah.

Topic: One More Go 'Round on Rebbe Nachman 

Ma'ariv: 6:15 PM

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Wednesday, March 4th - Ta'anit Esther
Fast Begins:  5:06 AM
Mincha:  5:30 PM
Ma'ariv & Megillah Reading:  6:20 PM
Fast Ends:  6:20 PM (Break-Fast after Megillah in the Hager Conference Center)

Thursday, March 5th - Purim
Shacharit & Megillah Reading:  6:00 AM and 8:30 AM
Family Friendly Megillah Reading:  1:00 PM in the Kellerman Lunch Room
Mincha followed by Purim Seudah - RSVP only:  5:00 PM

We would like to extend our warmest wishes for a Happy Purim to all our Yavneh friends and families!

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: 6:15 AM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 6:25 AM
Latest Shema: Week of February 22, 2015: 9:18 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - The Hey Infusion
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

We always try to have the right mindset when doing mitzvos. We try to incorporate what is known as "lishma", doing a mitzvah for G-d and not for our own personal gain. It is then strange why Rashi at the beginning of Parshas Terumah would explain the verse "Vayikchu Li Terumah" "Take for Me a Gift" as "Take it lishma, specifically for Me." Aren't all mitzvos supposed to be done lishma? The Chassidic Rebbe, Rebbe Menachem Nachum of Chernobyl develops a mystical answer. No matter what happens G-d is always bringing the Divine Presence down to Earth, albeit on a minimal level (see Megilah 29a, "when the Jews are in Babylonai, the Shechina goes with them..."). In Kabbalah this is known as the emergence of the letter Vav in the Name of G-d (see Likutei Moharan #1). In the future, though, in the times of the Moshiach, the Divine Presence will be revealed in its superior form - the letter Vav and Hey. Our parsha this week speaks of the moment in history that the Jewish People had the ability to bring the Divine Presence into this world at the level beyond "Vav" to that of "Hey". Hence "Vayikchu Li" - take for Me,  "Terum-A", the Hey at the end of Terum. Use this opportunity to bring the "Hey" into this world.
I think the striking point to be gleaned from this Torah is that at the instance of communal contribution, G-d says we have the ability to cause an infusion of Divine Presence. May we merit to always have the opportunity to be a people that gives, and in that spirit - may we merit the amazing infusion of Divine Presence to the Hey degree.

Yavneh Announcements

Yavneh's Annual Family Shabbaton
February 27, 2015 at Beth Jacob Congregation

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

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

Save the Date

Feb 27 -- Yavneh Family Shabbaton at Beth Jacob
Mar 4 -- Ta'anit Esther & Megillah Reading
Mar 5 -- Daytime Megillah Reading and Purim Seudah at Yavneh, 5 PM
Mar 6 -- Shushan Purim
Mar 8 -- Daylight Savings Time Begins

Community Announcements

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.

February is Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month! Join HaMercaz Partners for a Sensory-Friendly Family Event on Sunday, Feb. 22. Program includes DJ & music, arts & crafts, farming activities, and sports! To purchase tickets, go to Questions? Call 323-761-8081.  Click HERE for flyer with more information.

Each year Chai Lifeline brings joy and hope to hundreds of children and their families right here in your backyard. We invite you to become a partner in this life-altering journey. Click here to make your reservation and place your Journal Ad.  Even if you can’t attend, your support and friendship is deeply appreciated by the children of Chai Lifeline

Join Rabbi Einhorn at the AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCEPolicy Conference admission is $599 for non-club members and $499 for club members, register today.

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 Feb. 21st OFF WEEK - No Snif this Shabbat.  
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