Parshat Re'eh-- Rosh Chodesh Elul

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Parshat Re'eh - Rosh Chodesh Elul
30 Av 5775
Aug 14-15 2015

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Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 

Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Elul. We are not going to let this simply go by. Stop on by and celebrate this great time of renewal - or as the Sanzer says - the time when the chairs of judgment are being arranged above. Unfortunately this past week the world lost a true great: The Tosher Rebbe Zt"L. My Divrei Torah over Shabbos will be dedicated to this great mystic. However, as promised - we are in the midst of a Hilchos Pollard series so stick around for the pre-Mincha shiur as well. 

We look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Re'eh
Rosh Hodesh Elul

FRIDAY, Aug 14, 2015
Candle-lighting: 7:23 PM

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

SHABBAT, Aug 15, 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

Shabbat Drasha: From Tosh to Bombay

Kiddush is sponsored by Rachel and Jona Rechnitz in honor of Simcha Rechnitz's Birthday and in honor of the new best selling record Judaisim Alive.

New Pre- Mincha Shiur Series-- 6:30PM

Hilchos Jonathan Pollard

Continuing this Shabbat:
August 15th
*Pidyon Shevuim

*Spying on a Country
*One for the Sake of Many

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

Mincha: 7:10 PM

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by the Kehilla

Rabbi Einhorn's Topic: What Hath Tosh Wrought?

Ma'ariv: 8:05 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: 6:15 AM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 6:25 AM
Latest Shema: Week of August 16, 2015: 9:36 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - Another Elul?
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

With Elul comes a certain reverence that hopefully generates a positive change in our behavior. Does Judaism have any suggestion as to how to make the impact of Elul longer lasting?
There is a special chapter of Psalms that we recite twice a day throughout the month of Elul: לדוד ה' אורי. It is David’s special prayer that speaks of his longing to come close to G-d. In this prayer David asks – "שבתי בבית ה' כל ימי חיי" – “allow me to dwell in the House of G-d all the days of my life.” Several lines later David then asks: "ולבקר בהיכלו" – “and visit His Sanctuary.” The great ethicist of the 20th Century, Rabbi Chaim Shmuelevitz asks is David requesting to dwell in G-d’s presence or is David asking to visit G-d’s presence? Rav Shemulevitz answers that David is asking to constantly stay in proximity to G-d, but with awesome experiences comes a desensitization and therefore David is asking to retain the feeling of this awesome encounter just as a visitor would feel.
Rav Eliyahu Dessler suggests that this is the reason why we are not supposed to stare at the hands of the Kohen while he is doing the Priestly Blessing. In the times of the Temple, the Shechina would descend upon the Priests as they would bless the congregation. Staring at this holiness would desensitize us to this awesomeness and therefore, argues Rav Dessler, needs to curbed.
This then is Judaism’s suggestion for Elul – we must seek ways to renew our spiritual experiences. We must find fresh ways to encounter the Divine. We must live with Holiness, but feel as though we are visiting for the first time.

Yavneh Announcements

Mazal Tov to the Rabbi Yehoshua and Rachel Klaven on their daughter's wedding.  We extend a huge mazal tov to the entire Klaven and Friedman families!
CONGRATULATIONS!!  To Rabbi Einhorn on being NUMBER ONE on the charts for 2 weeks in a row for Jewish Music.  If you would like to purchase Rabbi Einhorn's new album "Judaism Alive" go to ITUNES:

We are excited to welcome this week Yavneh’s new Bat Ami representatives, Lital Zingerevich and Pninat Chen Swisa, both from Petach Tikva.  Meet them on their arrival this Sunday at the El Al terminal at LAX at 7:00AM with balloons and signs!!
Thank you to all the sponsors and guests that attended our annual dinner!  Click HERE to enjoy some pics of the night.
Hilchos Jonathan Pollard
Dates: Aug 15 and 22
Shabbat Afternoon Before Mincha

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

Aug 22 - Kiddush sponsored by the Botnick family
Aug 24-25 - First Days of School
Sep 4-5 - Rabbi Frand Scholar-in-Residence

Community Announcements

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will continue this week, Aug 15th, at 5:00 PM at her home, 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. SUBJECT; The most powerful and loved  king of biblical Israel was David, who we now turn to study. The theme of Second Samuel is the great reign of David. David was great because of his faith in Ha-Sem. David was Israel's greatest king, psalmist, and warrior; and he was a prophet.  G-d's great promise to David was "Your throne shall be established forever." Looking forward to seeing you. All are welcome.

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