11 Shevat 5775
January 30-31, 2015
Tommy Lasorda is waiting to meet you at
our Trustees Dinner ~ Feb 7th ~ Montage BH
Hi there! I hope that you are all well.
We are two weeks away from the Chulent Throwdown with Chazan Moshe Storch and Top Chef Superstar Katsuji Tanabe. We only have a few spots remaining so let me know if you want in asap. Immediately after Shabbos on February 7th, break out your dinner shoes for our Annual Trustee Dinner. We can't wait to celebrate with Los Angeles Icon Tommy Lasorda.
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn
FRIDAY, January 30, 2015
Candle-lighting: 5:03 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 5:05 PM
Topic: "Something to Say at the Shabbos Table"
SHABBAT, January 31, 2015
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
All children programs begins at 9:30 AM
Rabbi Einhorn's Drasha Topic: DEFLATE-GATE
Kiddush sponsored by Gerard and Marlene Einhorn in memory of Gerard’s mother’s yahrzeit, Esther Leah bat Mordechai a’h. May her neshama have an immediate Aliyah.
B'nei Akiva: 4:00 PM
Mincha: 4:55 PM
Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Einhorn's Dvar Torah is sponsored by Sherry and Moishe Grabie in memory of his father’s shloshim, Majer Grabie, Mayer ben Tovya Halevi a'h. May his neshema have an immediate Aliyah.
Seduah Shlishit Series Continues
Why are we so Fascinated by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov - Part II
Ma'ariv: 6:00 PM
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Times of Davening During the Week
Followed by daily Daf Yomi with Rabbi Einhorn
Daf Yomi Sponsored by Walter and Esthie Feinblum
Sundays: 7:30 AM
Mondays & Thursdays: 6:15 AM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 6:25 AM
Latest Shema: Week of February 1, 2015: 9:30 AM
Bolt of Inspiration - I'm Already There
The righteousness and illumination of the early forefathers and foremothers seems to have faded as we encounter an almost different group of people in the Book of Exodus. The Israelites are gradually becoming a monolithic slave nation. They are beaten, tired, and spiritually distant. The parshiyos (sections) that form the first half of Exodus is an instruction manual on how we can achieve the return to G-d even when we may feel most distant.
At face value, a Moses, a Aaron, 10 plagues, and a splitting sea all seem like Herculean events way beyond our ability to regain (or capture for the first time) proximity to Hashem. However, as the Rebbe of Kotzk was oft to say – “one must always find a way in.” In our generation we may not have Moshe, Aaron, or endless frogs descending upon our enemies but these parshiyos may share an alternative solution.
While the means might have been magnificent, the principle involved in the Exodus is simple. G-d appeared to Moshe. Not Moshe to G-d. G-d works wonders in our lives. G-d clears blocked passages so that we may advance. In Tehilim 23:10 King David writes "אך טוב וחסד ירדפוני כל ימי חיי" – “Goodness and Kindness shall pursue me all the days of my life.” G-d’s love doesn’t wait for us; it is not even far from us. G-d’s love chases after us. It looks for ways to free us from our limitations and shake the very foundations of our earth.
With G-d constantly seeking us out, our job becomes straightforward. This time period in the Jewish calendar is called שובבים – as we read the portions of שמות, וארא, בא, בשלח, יתרו, משפטים. שובבים = returns. The Jewish concept of repentance is return, for since G-d is constantly following after us all we need to do is turn around and He’s already there.
Save the Date for the Hendeles Family Aufruf Kiddush on Feb 21st in honor of their son Zev's upcoming wedding to Lauren Rosenblum. Mazal Tov!
Mazal tov to Sharon & Elie Hendeles on their new baby boy! Mazal Tov to Angie & Moise Hendeles, Sandy & Barry Goldman, and Lilly & Peretz Feder and to Great-Grandmother, Moselle Hendeles! May we always share in simchas and may they merit raising him in the ways of Torah, Chuppah and Ma'asim Tovim!
SAVE THE DATE -Yavneh's Annual Purim Seudah!
March 5th in the Yavneh Courtyard
More information and RSVP to follow
Please continue to daven and say Tehilim l'refuah sheleima for Yechezkel Ben Gita, husband of Yavneh Morah Penina Cohen and brother of Yavneh Morah Dassi Weiner. The Cohen family is very thankful for all of your tefilos and for the tremendous amount of support from the community.
In an effort to keep everyone informed and at the same time not having to respond individually to each person, we setup a twitter notification feed. If you have a twitter account, follow @Cheskycohen and you can choose to enable notifications in your Twitter settings. If you don't have a twitter account, follow one simple step to automatically get text message notifications from Mrs. Penina Cohen as soon as she posts an update. Send a text message to the number 40404 with the text: follow @Cheskycohen
Link to the google doc (will not edit on a phone)
If anyone wants to contribute money to the Cohen family fund (tax deductible) Write checks to:
Congregation Tifereth Tzvi, Mail to: Cohen Family Fund, c/o Kendra Fuchs, 12451 Albers Street, Valley Village, CA 91607
MOSHE STORCH AND A CHULENT THROW-DOWN!!
Shabbat, February 7th
All are welcome to compete! Limited to the first 15 participants -- sign up today!! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yavneh Teen Minyan Take-Over
Shabbat, March 7th!
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Yavneh's Annual Family Shabbaton
February 27, 2015 at Beth Jacob Congregation
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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, daf yomi, sponsor a Yavneh student for a week, or even a whole day of learning! Please contact the office for more details at email@example.com.
Have any halachik or any other questions? Feel free to contact Rabbi Einhorn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (917) 647-8359
Save the Dates:
Feb 6-7 -- Moshe Storch and a Chulent Throw-Down
Feb 7 -- Kiddush sponsored by Joey & Tracey Goldstein
Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Wilkin Family
Trustees dinner 7:30PM at the Montage BH
Feb 14 -- Kiddush Sponsored by the Rubin Family and by the Bronners
Feb 21 -- Kiddush Sponsored by the Hendeles Family
Feb 27 -- Yavneh Family Shabbaton at Beth Jacob
Mar 5 -- Purim Seudah at Yavneh, 5 PM
Mar 7 -- Teen Minyon Take-Over
Yitzi & Jael Hertz invite you to the Simchas Bar Mitzva of their son, Joseph Dov. Shabbos Parshas Mishpatim, Feb 14th, at Kehilas Eitz Chaim (Rabbi Rubin’s Shul), Shachris at 9:00 A.M. Kiddush following Davening.
Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur continues this Shabbat, January 30th, 180 N. Las Palmas Avenue at 4:30pm. Subject: The Book of Samuel and the towering personality of the prophet. All are welcome to attend.
Monday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM - Join YULA High Schools for a screening of Jerusalem U's "Beneath the Helmet". Special Q&A following the film with actor Lt. Aviv Regev and YULA alumnus Daniel Rubin. For more information and to sign up, please visit www.yula.org/film or call (310) 203-3180.
Peter Faber is proud to announce the upcoming production of “TRYING” a poignant, yet comical look at the last year of Judge Francis Biddle’s life. The staged reading takes place at Pat’s Next Door on January 22, 24, 25, 29, 31 and February 1 all at 7:30pm. Drinks will be offered before the reading, dessert & coffee and tea will be served after the show. For tickets or further information please go online to www.lbproductions.net/box-office or call Peter at 213.712.1000
Join Rabbi Einhorn at the AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE! Policy 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 Events:
Shabbat Jan. 31st SNIF Shluchot meets at 4:30pm at Beth Jacob (walking groups leave Circle Park at 4:00); SNIF Saad meets at 4pm at Yavneh. Upcoming Events: Feb 3rd @ 6pm Tu B'shvat Challenge at Bnai David-Judea - A Tu B'shvat seder like you've never experienced before! RSVP to Eyal: (310) 220-1459 Feb 20-22 High School Ski Shabbaton in Big Bear - register online at www.bneiakivala.org
For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608.
EXPERIENCE Moshava Malibu! Have the summer of a lifetime at our new home in Running Springs CA. Camp application and information available at www.moshavamalibu.org or call us at 855-MOSHAVA.
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.