Parshat Ki Tisa Schedule

Parshat Ki Tisa
16 Adar 5775

March 6-7, 2015


Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 
Happy Shushan Purim to one and all. We had an awesome Purim here at Yavneh; from Sword Swallowing and Funnel Cake and Futurama, you name it. We transition from the mayhem to one of the most dramatic readings of the year - Ki Tissa. Since we never slow down, we're excited to announce that we're just 4 days away from launching our larger than life Pesach Program. Stay on the look out because big things are gonna come.  

I look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Ki Tisa

FRIDAY, March 6, 2015
Candle-lighting: 5:35 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 5:45 PM
Something to Say at the Shabbos Table

SHABBAT, March 7, 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 Drasha Topic: Bibi, Spock and Mordechai Walk into a Room

Kiddush sponsored by the Kehilla

B'nai Akiva will be at 5:00 PM

Pre-Mincha Shiur: How does Science Change Halacha? :  4:40 PM
Sponsored by Ira & Ruchie Smedra in memory of Ira's father, HaRav Mordechai Zev Ben Shraga Feivel
Mincha: 5:25 PM

Seduah Shlishit sponsored by the Kehilla.
Topic: Voz is Heis: A Review of the Latest and Hottest

Ma'ariv: 6:30 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: 6:25 AM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 6:25 AM
Latest Shema: Week of March 8, 2015: 10:08 AM

You-- the man!
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

(Megilat Esther 6:9) and let the apparel and the horse be delivered to the hand of one of the King's most noble princes, that they may array the man therewith whom the King chooses to honor, and cause him to ride on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him: Thus shall it be done to the man whom the King chooses to honor.' 

Take note that this verse refers to Mordechai as "איש" the “man” three times. Why does the verse keep emphasizing "איש"? In Shemos the Torah writes "וילך איש מבית לוי" – “and there went a man from the house of Levi.” This is the beginning of the emergence of Moshe. R. Samson Raphael Hirsch comments that the point of stressing "איש" is  before the reader becomes too infatuated with Moshe, remember that he is merely a human being. Nothing and nobody can replace G-d. Perhaps the message here is the same. Mordechai is now going to be propped up and viewed in the most heroic of lights as he rides through town. It is specifically at this point that the Megilah wants to remind us that he is simply a "איש" – a human being of flesh and blood. He is not to be worshipped or idolized.
The Torah is sensitive to the fact that we tend to put those we look up to on pedestals. Our sages warn us about being very careful not to exaggerate the greatness of those we look up to.

Yavneh Announcements

PLEASE NOTE that due to the change in clock and its impact on the Halachic Zmanim - Shacharis M-F will start at 6:25 AM
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

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

Save the Date

Mar 8 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
Mar 14 - Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Volk Family
Mar 20-21 - ETTA Shabbaton visits Yavneh
Mar 21 - Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Parker Family

Apr 1-12 - Pesach Vacation

Community Announcements

Each year Chai Lifeline brings joy and hope to hundreds of children and their families right here in your backyard. Join the Legacy of Hope Gala Dinner, Mar 9th. Even if you can’t attend, your support and friendship is deeply appreciated by the children of Chai Lifeline.  For more info contact 310.553.5160

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.

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:
THIS WEEK Shabbat March 7th: City: Snif Saad meets 5pm at Yavneh.  
 Join Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles for Erev Gevura as we honor the work of IsraAID. Saturday night, March 7th @ 8:30pm at The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles. For more information and to RSVP: or For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608
Moshava Malibu -- Have a ball! Four weeks of basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, and more on our new courts and fields - play like a mensch all summer long. Call 855-MOSHAVA

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