Parshat Veyelech: Shabbat Shavuah

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Parshat Vayelech
Shabbat Shavuah
6 Tishrei 5776
Sept 18-19, 2015

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Parshat Vayelech
Shabbat Shavuah

FRIDAY, Sept 18, 2015
Candle-lighting: 6:37PM

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

SHABBAT, Sep 19, 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

Shabbat Drasha by Rabbi Einhorn
Topic: Light and Short

Kiddush is sponsored by the Kehilla

Shabbat Shuvah Drasha by Rabbi Einhorn
Time: 5:30 PM

Life After the Iran Deal
(Can we Find Meaning in a Wild World)

Child care will be provided.

Mincha: 6:25 PM

Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Einhorn's dvar torah is sponsored by the Kehilla.
Topic: Some Nuggets before Yom Kippur

Ma'ariv: 7:30 PM


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

There are circumstances and events in life which seem to contradict each other. But in G-d’s world there is no contradiction.
Let us look at Yom Kippur. What is the purpose of the kittel (the special white garment worn by men on Yom Kippur – which can be viewed at )? According to some authorities it is worn to make us look angelic, reflecting the pure state associated with Yom Kippur. On the other hand, other authorities have written that the kittel is associated with the tachrichin the burial shrouds that we are buried in. Angels or dead people?
Let us look at another Yom Kippur example: On Yom Kippur we “endure” the 5 inuyim. These are 5 activities of restraint (for example – no eating). What is the purpose of these inuyim? The literal reading of the Torah would teach us that these are 5 activities of suffering. On the other hand, according to the Ramban the purpose of these behaviors are to help us achieve an angelic state. Angelic state or state of suffering?
There were two primary goats featured in the sacrificial process on Yom Kippur. One goat – שעיר לה' – was offered as a gift to G-d. The other goat – שעיר לעזעאל – was sent to oblivion. One animal to G-d, one animal to the lowest depths.
What then is the overriding motif of Yom Kippur – is it a day to soar to G-d like an angel, or is it a day to feel our must humble and our most restrictive?
Not everything in life that seems contradictory is necessarily contradictory. Going to our most raw self, removing the physical, conjuring the day of death are all steps towards transcending our physical shell (at least for one day). Once we have done that we have tasted the sacred life of Angels.
In G-d’s creation there is perfect unity.


Yavneh Announcements

We are excited to announce the release of Rabbi Einhorn's book, "Judaism Alive"!
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If you would like to purchase Rabbi Einhorn's album "Judaism Alive" (music inspired by the book) go to ITUNES:

Brenco will be selling Arba Minim at Yeshivat Yavneh
to benifit our 8th Graders
SUNDAY: September 20th 
8:00 AM- 12:00 PM

5-STAR Elegant Yom Tov Dinner for Sukkot
Monday Dinner, September 28th, 2015
Call: 323-931-5808 or email: for more information

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Margaritaville BBQ-- Sukkot Yom Tov Lunch
Tuesday Lunch, September 29th, 2015
Call: 323-931-5808 or email: for more information

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We would like to thank Beverly & Carl Jacobs for sponsoring a Yavneh student for a week of learning in memory of Bedanna bat Shmuel a’h, Beverly’s mother, whose yahrzeit is commemorated this Monday.  May her neshama have an immediate aliyah.

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

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

Save the Date

Sept 23 - Yom Kippur
Sept 26 - Kiddush sponsored by the Blaich Family
Sept 27-30 - 1st Days Sukkot
Oct 4-6 - Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Community Announcements

If you live in the district zip code 90036, 90004, or 90020, please call Congressman Ted Lieu to THANK HIM on coming out with his opposition to the NUCLEAR IRAN DEAL. 
Phone: (323) 651-1040

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will break over the Yomim tovim. The shiur will resume on October 17th, 2015 at 5 PM. Looking forward to seeing you then. 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.

Bnei Akiva: Stay tuned for upcoming kickoff events for North Hollywood, Beverly Hills/Pico & Hancock Park with Snif Tirat Tzvi, Snif Shluchot and Snif Saad. Can't wait to see everyone again!
 Now accepting applications for Hanhaga for 2015-2016. Please contact Eyal at or Avi at for more information.

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