Parshat Emor - Shalom Zachor tonight!

Parshat Emor
20 Iyar 5775
May 8-9, 2015


Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 

We are only one week away from the annual Yavneh Gala Dinner honoring Mrs. Moselle Hendeles. I hope that you had a chance to RSVP to the evening. It's going to take place at Sinai Temple on Yom Yerushalayim. 

I'm excited to welcome back the Pittsburgh Rebbe who will be joining us Shacharis this Shabbos. His wonderful voice will lead us in prayer Shabbos morning. The Rebbe will also share some Divrei Chizuk at the end of davening. 
The community wishes Zahava and Rabbi Dovi Block, our Teen Minyan Leader, a joy filled Mazal Tov on the birth of a baby boy.  All are invited to a Shalom Zachor at the Block Residence: 106 N. Orange Drive. 

Look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Emor
We' like to extend a warm welcome to the Pittsburgher Rebbe

FRIDAY, May 8, 2015
Candle-lighting: 7:24 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45 PM
Topic: Something to Say at the Shabbos Table

SHABBAT, May 9, 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
Rabbi Einhorn's Sermon: The Man Who Hated Bread

Kiddush is sponsored by the Blaich Family in memory Jacob Blaich’s mother, Mina bat Yishayahu z"l. May her neshama have an immediate aliyah. 

CHILDREN (grades 5th-7th) Pikei Avot Shiur:
6:15 PM at the Wintner residence: 414 S. Las Palmas

Pre- Mincha Shiur with Rabbi Einhorn: 6:15 PM 
Pirkei Avot Series CONCLUDES!

Sponsored by Ira & Ruchie Smedra in memory of Ira's father, HaRav Mordechai Zev Ben Shraga Feivel

Mincha: 7:15PM

Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Einhorn's drasha are sponsored by the Kehilla
Topic: What's hot in the Religious World: Does B'nei David have a New Rabbi? 

Ma'ariv: 8:20 PM

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: 6:25 AM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 6:25 AM
Latest Shema: Week of May 10, 2015: 9:22 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - Lag B'omer: From Where Does the Tradition Come?
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

Why do we celebrate Lag B’omer? Numerous attempts have been made to explain where our tradition regarding this day come from. The Talmud in Yevamos 62 which talks about the death of R. Akiva’s 24,000 students actually makes no mention of Lag B’omer. According to the early commentator, the Meiri, Lag B’omer is the day which R. Akiva’s students stopped dying. The problem with that approach is that it doesn’t explain why we would celebrate; mourning should begin then? An alternative and famous suggestion, stated notably by R. Chaim Vital is that Lag B’omer is the day R. Shimon Bar Yochai passed away. This classic explanation is not mentioned in the earlier commentaries and therefore needs further exploration.
Perhaps we can synthesize the classic views and suggest a third reason for our Lag B’omer celebrations. After losing 24,000 students R. Akiva could have given up and said – “I can’t bear to teach any longer.”  Instead he realized that now his charge was greater than ever. I must continue to teach. R. Shimon Bar Yochai was hunted down by the Roman Government. While hiding in a cave with his son, he could have said “what purpose is there left of my studies.” Instead, he began an intense program of Torah study that would be unparalleled in the future of Judaism.
Lag B’omer, then, is the festive story of the indomitable Jewish soul. 

Yavneh Announcements

Mazal Tov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Block and their entire family on the birth of a baby boy! May we always share in simchas and may they merit raising him in the ways of Torah, Chuppah and Ma'asim Tovim!
Zahava and Daniel Uretsky and Family invite all of the Yavneh Families to join them at Kiddush next week, May 16th, in honor of their daughter, Emunah Chaya, to share in the simcha and in hakaras hatov of all the support from the community. 
There will be a Pirkei Avot Shiur for children (5th-7th grade) at the Wintner Residence-- 414 S. Las Palmas: this Shabbat, May 9nd @6:15 PM. 

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will continue this week, May 9nd at 5:00 PM at her home, 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. The topic will be "Beginning with Samuel, Saul, and David these charismatic leaders of the Jewish People fashioned the unique spiritual image of the people of Israel." All are welcome.

Join us on Shavuot Night (Saturday, May 23rd) for 7 Shiurim given by Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn followed by Shacharit at 5:20 AM

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2015 Annual Scholarship Banquet Honoring Moselle Hendeles for her lifelong dedication to Yavneh.  And our faculty honoree Lisette Ohana.
Sunday May 17th, 4:30 PM 

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Join us at YULA Girls School on May 31st at 9:30 AM for a morning of reflection and learning in memory of HaRav Aharon Lichtenstein z"l




Did you know that Yavneh has a mobile app for your phone?  You can listen to Shiurim, view our weekly bulletins, and lots more!  Click HERE to view the video and to find out how you can get the Yavneh mobile app on your phone today!

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

Save the Date

May 16 - Kiddush sponsored by the Uretsky Family
May 17 - Yavneh Scholarship Banquet at Sinai Temple
May 23-24 - Shavuot
June 6 - Kiddush sponsored by the Rubin Family

Community Announcements

Community Wide Pre-Shavuos Bake Sale to Benefit the Yad Eliezer Baby Formula Fund: Thursday, May 21 at 10:00am -1pm, Beth Jacob Congregation 9030 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90211. To volunteer to bake call/text Dena Bess at 323-823-4849 Check us out on Facebook @ Yad Eliezer Baby Formula Bake Sale


2 Upcoming Shaarei Tefila Trips: June 4th @ 6 PM: The King and I; June 25th @ 6 PM: Train to Zakopane. For reservations call Bernice Gelman @ (323)938-7147

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B'Nei Akiva:
THIS WEEK Shabbat May 9th: City: NO SNIF - OFF WEEK; Valley: NO SNIF - OFF WEEK. Upcoming: Friday 5/8 @ 6:30pm: Beit Hillel Shabbaton - join Bnei Akiva and Beit Hillel for Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner at B'nai David-Judea. Shabbat 5/9 @ 12:30pm: Shabbat lunch for V'Za'Ch (6-8th grade) at the Remer home. Sunday May 17th: Celebrate Israel Festival in Rancho Park. May 29-31: IDP Shabbaton in NY. For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608
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