Parshat Ki Tavo - Rabbi Frand Shabbaton

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Parshat Ki Tavo
21 Elul 5775
Sep 4-5, 2015

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Hey there! I hope that you are all well. 
Rabbi Frand's plane just arrived. We can't wait to welcome him for Shabbos. You can catch his remarks tonight at Kabbalas Shabbos, tomorrow during the Drasha slot or of course the MARQUEE event Motzei Shabbos in the Nagel Gymnasium. 

For those davening Shacharis with us during the week - take note that Shacharis on Labor Day, this Monday morning is at 7:00am.

Sukkos is going to be off the charts. Did you see the two new meals? See the amazing themed Seudah's mentioned below. I guarantee a great time. 
My new book is out on Amazon
 ( in local Judaica Stores. I bring it to your attention because so many of the remarks in the book were inspired by our own give and take in Shul. I'm sure that you will find it an enjoyable read over the Yomim Tovim. 

I look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Ki Tavo
Yavneh Welcomes our Scholar-in-Residence
Rabbi Yissachar Frand

FRIDAY, Sept 4, 2015
Candle-lighting: 6:57PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45 PM
D'Var Torah with Rabbi Frand

SHABBAT, Sep 5, 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

Yavneh Welcomes Rabbi Yissachar Frand.
Rabbi Yissocher Frand is one of the most popular lecturers of our time. Few surpass his blend of Torah scholarship, humor, eloquence, passion and sensitivity. As a rosh yeshiva at Baltimore's Yeshivas Ner Israel, Rabbi Frand educates hundreds of students and inspires to hold aloft the beacon light of Torah to a searching Jewish world. His depth and breadth of Talmudic and halachic analysis have earned him the esteem of great Torah leaders.
Shabbat Drasha given by Rabbi Frand

A very hearty thank you goes out to Rabbi and Mrs. Jacob Friedman and family, David and Gitel Rubin, as well as an anonymous donor  for sponsoring Rabbi Frand as Yavneh's scholar in residence. 

Kiddush is sponsored by the Kehilla

Mincha: 6:45 PM

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by the Kehilla
Rabbi Einhorn's Topic: The 50 Greatest Chassidic Rebbes: Rav Yisroel of Rhizin part 3/3

Ma'ariv: 7:50 PM

Pre-Selichot Drasha with Rabbi Frand:  9:15 PM

MOTZEI SHABBAT: Selichot with Chazzan Weinreich-- 10:30 PM

Shacharis on Labor Day, this Monday morning is at 7:00am.

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 September 6, 2015: 9:40 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - The First Stop in the Land of Israel
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

The First Stop when go into the Land of Israel
 Devarim 27:4
If you have had the opportunity to spend some time in Israel, where is the first place that you stop when you get off the plane? Some people head straight to the Kotel. Others head over to see a great Rabbi. And many head first to their Hotel room or wherever they’re staying. Is there any source that might give us some insight into which stop should be first?
In a book of letters in tribute to the great English/Israeli scholar – Rav Eliyahu Dessler, Rav Shlomo Hoffman remembers the first time he walked into the classroon of the great Rav Dessler. He heard the Rabbi expounding a pasuk in Devarim (27:4) “Vahaya B’avarchem es HaYarden Takimu es HaAvanim….U’kasavta al haAvanim es Kol Divrei HaTorah” “And it shall be that when you cross the Jordan, affix the stones (monument)…and write on the stones all the words of the Torah.” Rav Dessler explained that usually when somebody arrives at a city they first look for a restaurant or an inn. The Torah is teaching us that when you come to Israel the first thing you do is start with some Torah.
Elul reaches toward Tishrei. It is certainly a time of renewal and a time of first arrivals. The lesson of our parsha is that when arriving at intense holiness we begin with our Holy Word, the Torah. This is a time of intense kedusha, and perhaps the logic can be extended to teach us that in this time period our first destination is to greater Torah study

Yavneh Announcements

It is with heartfelt sadness we report the passing of Erik Benzaken’s grandmother.  May Erik and his family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Condolences can be sent to
Any adult men that wish to join a men's choir for High Holidays should contact Avi Heyman at 323-896-9400.
We are excited to announce the release of Rabbi Einhorn's book, "Judaism Alive"!
Order now on

If you would like to purchase Rabbi Einhorn's album "Judaism Alive" (music inspired by the book) go to ITUNES:

Chazan Aryeh Weinreich is a native of Jerusalem.  He studied at the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute where he was guided by its Dean, Chazzan Naftali Hershtik, Raymond Goldstein and other master teachers.   Chazzan Weinreich has been a featured soloist at many concerts of The Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute.  He has led services in the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv and has most recently led the Yomim Noraim services in the Pletzel in Paris for the last 9 years.  We are honored to have Chazzan Weinreich lead us in Slichot this year and welcome him to the Los Angeles community.

Yavneh Presents a Shabbat Shuva Lecture
Life After the Iran Deal-- Can we Find Meaning in a Wild World?
Shabbat, September 19, 2015 at 5:30 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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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 7 - Labor Day: NO SCHOOL
Sept 13-15 - Rosh Hashana
Sept 16 - Fast of Gedaliah
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 VOTE NO on NUCLEAR IRAN DEAL. Phone: (323) 651-1040

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will continue this week, Sept 5th, at 5:00 PM at her home, 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. SUBJECT; David, the most pious and powerful king of Israel,
appears from 2 Samuel onwards. He was a soldier and a statesman, as well as a poet composing the Psalms. He conquered Jerusalem and made it the capital of his kingdom. He defeated the Philistines, and all his surrounding enemies. During his reign David increased the status of "The City of David" by bringing the Holy Ark to be housed in Jerusalem. David's choice of Jerusalem as his holy city lives on until today.
 Looking forward to seeing you. All are welcome.

Bikur Cholim Annual Dinner: Monday 9/7/15 at 6:30 PM-- Century Plaza Hotel
RSVP at (323) 852-1900 or 
Honoring Dr. David Skaggs of Children’s Hospital who has treated many children in our community. 
With gratitude to Shoshy Klein and Adina Ryzman accepting on behalf of the Bikur Cholim Challah Shel Bracha volunteers. 
In memoriam of Gary Yehuda Wintner z”l to be accepted by the Wintner, Smedra, and Shapiro families.

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: Applications now being accepted for Madrichim and Manhigut for Fall 2015 - for more information call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608Moshava Malibu: Only TEN DAYS until camp starts- so excited to welcome all our campers to our new home at the Dovid Oved Retreat Center!

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