Parshat Balak

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Parshat Balak
17 Tammuz 5775
July 3-4, 2015

              Be sure to RSVP for our annual dinner! 
Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 
The Kehilah dinner is coming up and your reservations are pouring in. 
Make sure to sign up as the venue has limited seating. This is going to be a wonderful evening as we experience the newest Los Angeles restaurant - O Wok's a Japanese / French fusion experience. One thing I will guarantee - YOU WILL NOT be bored. 

Before we celebrate dinners, though, every summer has a 3 weeks. With the 3 weeks on the horizon we prepare for Tisha B'av. The theme this year is "The International Face of Anti-Semitism". 
See the flyer for details. 
In honor of July 4th Weekend, my sermon will be dedicated to the "State of the Union" and more specifically the Supreme Court Decision last week. I expect it to be a controversial conversation but it's one that us a Kehillah must have. 


I look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Balak

FRIDAY, July 3, 2015
Candle-lighting: 7:50 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45 PM
Topic: Something to Say at the Shabbos Table

SHABBAT, July 4, 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: Rabbi Einhorn's "State of the Union" Address 

Kiddush is sponsored by Scott Steinman and Family in honor of Yoni's Bar Mitzvah! We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the visiting family and friends.

Pre-Mincha Shiur: 6:50 PM  
Electricity and Shabbos; Analyzing the Kosher Switch

Sponsored by Ira & Ruchie Smedra in memory of Ira's father, HaRav Mordechai Zev Ben Shraga Feivel

Mincha: 7:40PM

Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Einhorn's Dvar Torah is sponsored by the Lunzer Family in honor of all their children being back this Shabbos.

Seudah Shlishit Series Continues
Topic: Feminism and Judaism

Ma'ariv: 8:45 PM

Please note that the fast of the 17th of Tammuz will be observed on Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Fast Begins: 4:16 AM
Fast Ends: 8:48 PM

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 July 5, 2015: 9:22 AM

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

Historians wonder what exactly it was that broke the camel’s back and led the Colonists to seek independence from the English. Was it the Stamp Act or was it the Quartering Law? With revolutions and their causes, we are never certain.  In actuality the revolution was coming regardless of cause. Nations simply crave the right to self expression and self representation. This "revolution particle" is what frustrated Bilaam so much. King Balak wanted the subjugation of the Jewish people and he would stop at nothing to achieve it. With several futile attempts, Balak enlists the darkest of all prophets, Bilaam, to curse the Jewish people. And as the story goes, with all of Bilaam's machinations, he still couldn't negatively impact the Jewish people. The question is why not?

In one of Bilaam's most famous "curses" he says מה טובו אהליך יעקב, How good are your tents. What are these "tents"? What makes them so good? The tent, in Jewish literature is nothing physically overwhelming. Rather it is is modest and simple. But at the same time it is fused with a resilience that is impregnated by the "revolution particle". Jacob spent years as a איש תם יושב אהלים, a simple man who dwelled in the tent. We dont know a lot about what happened in that tent, but whatever it was it gave him the power to revolt against the wickedness of his brother Esav. The Torah teaches us אדם כי ימות באהל, man is made to die in the tent. The tent is a symbol of sacrifice for the cause and a dedication to our faith without wavering. The tent is where independence flourishes.

So Bilaam was not successful and that is because these small people spend their days in the tent. A tent that is designed to consistently drive home the message -  להיות עם חפשי בארצנו , to be a free people in our land.

Yavneh Announcements

Join Rabbi Einhorn for the Electricity Series this Shabbat afternoon.

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Yavneh gets first crack at new Los Angeles Japanese Cuisine

Special Tisha B'Av Program at Yavneh - Motzei Shabbat, July 25th through Sunday, July 26th

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Special invite on behalf of the Einhorn family:
The community is invited to a special Seudah Shlishit Seudah in honor of the Shloshim of Moshe Grun, Moshe Shlomo ben Michoel a'h.  Shabbat, July 11th, Parshat Pinchas.

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

Save the Date

July 11 - Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Einhorn Family
July 18 - Kiddush sponsored by the Botnick Family
July 26 - Tisha B'Av - Special Program at Yavneh
July 28 - Annual Gala Dinner for our Kehilla


Community Announcements

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of  Mrs. Debbie Deutsch, Chaya Zissel Elka Deutsch (Menlo), Beloved wife of R' Rumi Deutsch, Beloved mother of Mr.& Mrs. Mordechai Deutsch, Mr.& Mrs. Zevie Deutsch, Mr.& Mrs Efraim Deutsch, Mr.& Mrs Estie Hasenfeld, Mr.& Mrs Avrohom Yechiel Deutsch, Mr.& Mrs Rochel Leah Reichman, Mr.& Mrs Yocheved Atlas, Shloime, Miriam and Sarah, Beloved daughter of Sam & Vera Menlo , Beloved sister of Malky Menlo, Frank Menlo and Shaindy Winter, Beloved grandmother, aunt, sister-in-law and friend to many
SHIVA LOS ANGELES: Deutsch home  175 N McCadden Pl. , The family will be breaking from shiva between the hours of 11am to 3pm

Mazal Tov to Jacob and Shoshana Polevoy on the birth of a baby boy Monday. Mazal Tov to the Grandparents Dr. Ernest and Suzanne Agatstein and Richard and Susan Polevoy of Teaneck, NJ

Mazal Tov to the great-grandmother , Rochelle Agatstein of Los Angeles , the great-grandparents, Milton and Selma Polevoy of Teaneck ,NJ, the great-grandparents Ben and Lea Lax of Toronto, Canada , and the great-grandmother Anita Solzberg of New York. Mazal Tov to the extended Agatstein, Lax, Polevoy, Marcus, Hoffman, Orenbuch, Perl, Goldfinger families 

Mazal Tov to parents, Jeremy and Chaya Sara Shelton on the birth of a baby girl in New York on June 28th.  Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Chaim and Mimi Hirsch of Greatneck, NY and to Mr. & Mrs. Elliot and Jennifer Shelton.
 and an additional Mazal Tov to Liz and Paul Towb on the birth of a baby girl, born July 1st in Chicago.  Mazal Tov to grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Elliot and Jennifer Shelton, and Mr. & Mrs. Allan and Bryna Towb of Chicago.

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will continue this week, July 4th at 5:00 PM at her home, 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. SUBJECT; David and Saul before David becomes KingLooking forward to seeing you. All are welcome.



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