Parshat Matot-Masei

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Parshat Matot-Masei
2 Av 5775
July 17-18, 2015

              Be sure to RSVP for our annual dinner! 
Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 
The Kehilah dinner is coming up and your reservations are pouring in. 
Make sure to sign up as the venue has limited seating. This is going to be a wonderful evening as we experience the newest Los Angeles restaurant - O Wok's a Japanese / French fusion experience. One thing I will guarantee - YOU WILL NOT be bored. 

Ever wonder how we come up with our themed ideas? 
Click HERE for a behind the scenes look at how we come up with stuff at Yavneh Family Services.

I look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Matot-Masei

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015
Candle-lighting: 7:46 PM

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

SHABBAT, July 18, 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

Thank you to Perri and Jonathan Tabak 
for sponsoring a special treat for the Shabbos Youth Groups in memory of the 13th Yahrzeit of Judah Garber a'h, Yehudah Ben Aaron, Perri's father. 

Shabbat Drasha: The Race to the Bomb Begins

Kiddush is co-sponsored by:

  • Diane and Leslie Botnick in memory of the Yahrzeit of Maxwell Botnick a’h (Mordechai ben Moshe), Leslie’s father. May his neshama have an immediate aliyah.
  • Susie and Ernie Agatstein in memory of the Yahrzeit of Jacob Agatstein a’h (Yaakov ben Yechezkel), Ernie’s father. May his neshama have an immediate aliyah. 

Pre-Mincha Shiur: 6:50 PM  
Final Lecture on Electricity on Shabbos
ponsored by Ira & Ruchie Smedra in memory of Ira's father, HaRav Mordechai Zev Ben Shraga Feivel

Mincha: 7:35PM

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Soshea and Jance Weberman in memory of the yahrzeit of Soshea's father, Shlomo ben Chaim Nassan HaCohen a'h.

Seudah Shlishit Series Continues:
Topic: Feminism and Judaism

Ma'ariv: 8:40 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 July 19, 2015: 9:27 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - 3 Weeks and the Only Pillar
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

The Mishnah in Pirkei Avos teaches us that the world stands on three things: Torah, Avodah, and Gemilus Chasadim (acts of kindness). The Vilna Gaon in his commentary to Shir HaShirim posits that with the destruction of the Beis HaMikdash we lost the pillar of Torah (our Torah is not the same when so many of our people are dispersed around the world), we lost the pillar of Service (as there are no longer any sacrificial offerings). All we have left is the pillar of bestowing kindness. In our Kabbalistic tradition, the world is dugmas ha’adam – similar to the human being. If a human being must stand on two legs, how can the world stand on only one pillar?
In Tehilim 89 we say “Olam chesed yibaneh” “the world is built by kindness”. The world can still stand even though our prayers are ultimately inadequate and our Torah learning is diluted because the very element that generated the world is still here: bestowing kindness. G-d kindness is eternal, “ki l’olam chasdo”. The eternality allows the world to stay in place even when two of its pillars have fallen.
The primary service of the 3 weeks is to use the same tool to rebuild the Temple which G-d uses to create the world: kindness.  

Yavneh Announcements
Yavneh gets first crack at new Los Angeles Japanese Cuisine

Special Tisha B'Av Program at Yavneh - Motzei Shabbat, July 25th through Sunday, July 26th

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

Save the Date

July 26 - Tisha B'Av - Special Program at Yavneh
July 28 - Annual Gala Dinner for our Kehilla
Aug 1 - Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Uretsky family
Aug 8 - Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Schwartz/Menlo families


Community Announcements

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will continue this week, July 18th at 5:00 PM at her home, 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. SUBJECT; Saul, in deep depression, seeks help from the witch of Endor, a necromancer; one who, with magic powers, could raise the dead to tell him what will happen to him in the war against the Philistines. This practice is forbidden by the Torah and Saul himself outlawed the practice but now, isolated and depressed, he turns to this person for help because Hashem and the prophet have forsaken him. Will he live or die? Looking forward to seeing you. All are welcome.



Left|Brain Productions announces their production of “FLARE PATH” (Thursday, July 30th thru Sunday, August 9th, 2015) at the Pico Playhouse. The residents’ lounge of a hotel frequented by the pilots and crew of a nearby RAF station is a place where lips are worn stiff and tension is relieved by alcohol and banter, as a group of British airmen leave on a night bombing mission over Germany. Who returns, and who doesn’t, keeps the anxiety level elevated as we witness the human capacity for valor and bravery. For tickets or information please go to or call 213.712.1000

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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