Parshat Vayishlach: Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat!


Parshat Vayishlach
14 Kislev 5775
December 5-6, 2014



Hi there! 

I hope that you are all well. I hope your davening is still on fire after that amazing Yehuda Green Shabbaton. If you haven't seen the HD You Tube video of Havdallah, you are missing something:
Let's keep the energy going!! 
This Shabbos we are excited to wish a hearty Mazal Tov to Dovid Edwards and to his parents Brandon and Gina. Us here at Yavneh are so proud of Dovid and cannot wait to celebrate with him and his entire family! 
Next Shabbos - Dec. 12-13 is our OU Shabbaton with Rav Hershel Schachter Shlit"a, Rav Moshe Weinberger, and Rav Daniel Z. Feldman. Rav Schachter will be with us all of Shabbos. Stop by at Michael and Sasha Parker's for a Oneg Shabbos with Rav Schachter where he shares with us his experiences with Gedolim. Rav Schachter will also be delivering a Drasha and a "Last Lecture" at Seudah Shlishit. Rav Schachter will be giving a talk at our Gala Sit-Down Luncheon. 
Motzei Shabbos we are joined by Rav Moshe Weinberger. Come drop off your children for Motzei Shabbos learning and steal away a few moments in the main Beis Midrash to hear Rav Weinberger lecture on "How to Raise Frum Children". 
Sunday Morning features a Luxury Breakfast with YU Rosh Yeshiva and Intellectual Powerhouse - Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman. 


See you there!
Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn


Parshat Vayishlach

FRIDAY, December 5, 2014
Candle-lighting: 4:25 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:30 PM
Words from Rabbi Asher Brander, Dean and Founder of the LINK Shul and Kollel

Topic, "The Power of a Name: Moving from Ben Oni to Binyomin Asher Brander"

SHABBAT, December 6, 2014
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
Drasha with Rabbi Einhorn "Find Your Inner Ox"
All children programs begins at 9:30 AM

Kiddush in the Yavneh lunchroom is sponsored by Gina and Brandon Edwards in honor of their son, Dovid’s, Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat.  Mazal Tov to Dovid and to the entire Edwards and Field families.  We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the visiting family and friends.

Mincha: 4:15 PM

Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Kehilla.
Controversial "Last Lectures"

Ma'ariv: 5:20 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 December 7, 2014: 9:15 AM 

Bolt of Inspiration - How Many Angels?

People are fascinated by the possibility of human cloning. But imagine, though, if you had the power to make angels. How many angels would you make? This question isn't far-fetched. Humans were given the power to fashion angels. At the end of last week's Torah portion is says that "Yaakov went on his way (ledarko), and he encountered angels." At the beginning of this weeks Torah portion (32:4) we learn that "Yaakov sent angels before him." The Seer of Lublin (see Zichron Zos to Vayishlach) stresses that these angels weren't angels sent by G-d to bring a message to Yaakov (as we find by Avraham). Rather, these were angels generated by the power of Yaakov's purity of speech. The mouth is a holy vessel. It can be a weapon of destruction or it can be cord of peace. The sage knows the influence of their tongue. They know what kind of gift they were given through the ability of speech. Let us keep this in mind the next time we are about to speak disparagingly about somebody else. Let us keep this in mind the next time we are going to communicate with contempt or disrespect. How many angels will you make tomorrow?

Yavneh Announcements

The Los Angeles Community Eruv is scheduled to shut down next month because they do not have the financial needs to continue operating. They need $90,000. To make a donation, you can go online at

Be Part of the Teen Minyan!
Take active participation and make great friendships! Led by Rabbi Dov Block
Click HERE for the flyer for details

Come to our All -Star Youth Groups every Shabbat!
Earn Torah Dollars for Davening, Parsha and more and trade them in for awesome prizes!
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If You Had One Last Sermon to Give, What Would You Say??
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Shlomo Goldner in memory of Pinchas Elimelech A'H ben Shlomo Asher Halevi
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Co-sponsored by Dr. Bernard & Temi Monderer in dedication to their parents and in memory of Dr. Monderer's brother, Dovid ben Yechezkel, & by Buddy & Susie Salzberg in memory of Jack and Sima Salzberg & Jack Samuels and their lifetime devotion to Jewish Education
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Save The Date for Yavneh's OU MEGA SHABBATON!
December 12-13
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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

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

Save the Date:

Dec 12-13- OU Mega Shabbaton // Kiddush Co-Sponsored by the Botnick & Usdan families.
Dec 15 – 1st Chanukah light (in the evening)
Dec 19-22 – Chanukah Vacation – No School
Dec 20 – Kiddush Sponsored by Nathalie Bistro
Dec 27 – Kiddush Sponsored by the Botnick Family.

Community Announcements

The Shabbat Shuir by Dr. Leila Bronner continues on December 6th at 4:30pm at 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. Subject: “Life stories of the great spiritual leader Gideon and warrior who defeats the enemies of Israel”. All are welcome to attend.

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

EMUNAH Chapters of LA invite you to join us Motzei Shabbat - December 6 at the Sephardic Temple. We are priveleged to honor Rabbi Lieberman with the Educational Leadership Award. To RSVP and get more info, contact Ayala Naor at 310-422-8181 or 

Shaarei Tefila presents- Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin - A Musical Story of America. Sunday, December 14 at the Gefen Playhouse. Bus leaves from Shaarei Tefila at 1 PM and returns at 5 PM. $49, includes priority seating and bus transportation. For reservations, call Bernice Gelman at 323-938-7147.

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:
Bnei Akiva Events: Shabbat Afternoon SNIF Program:  This Week SAT. Dec. 6th 4:00pm SNIF Shluchot at Beth Jacob. Walking group LEAVES at 3:30pm from Circle Park. 3:45pm SNIF Lavi at The Rodan’s.  SUN. Dec. 14th 11:15am  Manhigut –2nd Session at Rancho Park. 9th Graders can still join! Sat. Dec 27th Chevraya Bet Scavenger Hunt at SM Pier! For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608. Shabbat Shalom!
THIS WEEK: MOSHAVA MALIBU 2015 Season Open Houses: Sunday, December 7th 12:00 noon in the SF Valley at The Greens 5022 Woodley Ave., Encino; 3:00 pm in The City at The Toczecs 2050 S. Beverly Dr., Los Angeles;  8:00pm in San Diego at The Horns 7676 Caminito Coromandel, La Jolla. Also on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:00 pm at The Englanoffs 9533 Sawyer St. Los Angeles. For camper and staff registration and info: or 1-855-MOSHAVA   

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