Parshat Mishpatim - Shabbat Shekalim
25 Shevat 5775
February 13-14, 2015
Mazal Tov to the Rubin & Kugelman Families
Hi there! I hope that you are all well.
I hope you recovered from the Chulent Throwdown. Congratulations to our winners. First of all, let me say that everybody is a winner. But some just won more than others. Congrats to the Popular Vote winner - Rebbetzin Shira Einhorn. Congrats to the Katsuji Winner - Soshea Weberman. May they both be zoche to many more chulents.
This week a hearty Mazal Tov goes out to the entire Rubin, Kugelman, and Goldstein Families, as we celebrate the engagement of Daniel and Talia. The Rubin family has invited the entire Kehilah to share in their Kiddush. May the young couple go on to build a Bayis Ne'eman B'Yisrael.
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We look forward to seeing you soon,
Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn
FRIDAY, February 13, 2015
Candle-lighting: 5:17 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 5:20 PM
Something to Say at the Shabbos Table
SHABBAT, February 14, 2015
TANACH B'SHANA SERIES CONTINUES: 8:30 AM
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: Gonna Lay Down the Law
Kiddush in the Yavneh lunchroom sponsored by the Rubin Family in honor of their son Daniel's engagement to Talia Kugelman from Woodmere, NY. Mazal Tov to Talia's parents, Neil and Miram Kugelman and to the grandparents Arthur and Lilian Heiman and Max and Uschi Kugelman. To Daniel's grandparents, Alan and Adell Goldstein and Noam and Bella Rubin.
And by Rabbi & Dr. Jacob and Leila Bronner in memory of the yahrzeit of Chana Bronner a’h (Chana bat Moshe), Rabbi Bronner’s mother.
Pre-Mincha Shiur with Rabbi Einhorn: 4:30 PM
Topic: Swimming on Shabbos: When the Reasons for the Halacha No Longer Apply
Mincha: 5:10 PM
Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Einhorn's dvar torah is co-sponsored by Brenda and Isaac Gozdzik in memory of Leib Gozdzik a'h (Yehuda Aryeh Leib ben Yitzchak Meir), Isaac's father.
And by Miriam Lax in memory of her late husband, Robert Lax a'h (Yechezkel ben Mordechai).
May their neshemot have an immediate Aliyah
Seduah Shlishit Series Continues
Why are we so Fascinated by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov - Part II
Ma'ariv: 6:15 PM
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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 February 15, 2015: 9:22 AM
Bolt of Inspiration - My Friend, My Freedom
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn
Mishpatim has always been known as the odd man out. The book of Shemos is also called by Chazal “Sefer HaGeulah” – “The book of redemption”. The Torah portions leading up to Mishpatim have clearly been of the redemptive ilk. From the burning bush, to the emergence of Moshe, to the stubbornness of Paroah, all of it has played a role in the unfolding of geulah. Even the Torah portions after Mishpatim, which deal primarily with the construction of the Mishkan (Tabernacle), have their essence connected to Mishpatim. What is the link between the building of the Mishkan and redemption? The Mishkan was the vehicle by which the Jews were going to bring G-d into their midst. That is the ultimate function of redemption. Geulah finds its fullest expression in the ability of the nation to bring G-d into their orbit.
This all takes us back to our “odd man out” – Mishpatim. What does a section of the Torah dealing with torts and all other nitty gritty details about possession and monetary law have to do with the major motif of Shemos? This past Sunday Rabbi Zev Leff spoke to the Yavneh students for a few minutes. He shared with them a probing insight. The message of Mishpatim in Shemos is that transcendence and the ability to encounter G-d, as is the ultimate goal of geulah, can only occur through a respect of other people and their property. The bein adam l’chaveiro (interpersonal laws) lead us to the true redemption that held us back while in Egypt.
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!
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 for boys and girls, 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 Date
Feb 21 -- Kiddush Sponsored by the Hendeles Family
Feb 27 -- Yavneh Family Shabbaton at Beth Jacob
Mar 5 -- Purim Seudah at Yavneh, 5 PM
Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will be posponed until after Pesach. In the interim please feel free to stop by her home on Shabbat afternoon, for a cup of tea and a chat. All are welcome.
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THIS WEEK Shabbat Feb. 14th SNIF Shluchot meets at 4:30pm at Beth Jacob; walking groups LEAVE Circle Park at 4:00pm. SNIF Lavi meets at 4:30pm at the Rodan home in Tarzana.
Upcoming Events: This Motzei Shabbat, Feb. 14 City - V'Za'Ch Movie Night for 6th-8th graders, 7pm at Young Israel of Century City. Feb 14th Valley - Find Your Counselor! 7:30-9:30 at the Topanga Canyon Mall; meet up outside Target.
Feb 20-22: High School Ski Shabbaton in Big Bear. March 7th @ 8:30pm: Join Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles at The Wiltern for Erev Gevura as we honor the work of IsraAID. For more information and to RSVP: www.bneiakivala.org or email@example.com. For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608.
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