Parshat Vayigash Schedule


Parshat Vayigash
5 Tevet 5775
December 26-27, 2014



Hi there! I hope that you are all well.

2014 is coming to a close. It's been an action packed year here at Yavneh. We ran over 35 programs in the last 12 months. Our team is sitting down to work out a bang-it-out 2015. If you have a program suggestion or innovative idea please let us know. 
Join me in celebrating the New Year the Torah way with a special shiur taking place Tuesday Night, December 30th at the Cask (8:30pm) - "The 10 Best Divrei Torah of 2014". Food and beverages will be served (aplenty). 
See you there!
Take a listen to some of our newly added online Yavneh shiurim: 
1) Rav Moshe Weinberger - Raising Frum Children 

2) Rav Daniel Z. Feldman - Lashon Harah and the Internet 

3) Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn - Just One Shabbos 

4) Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn - Judaism vs. Other Religions 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn


Parshat Vayigash

FRIDAY, December 26, 2014
Candle-lighting: 4:32 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:35 PM
Something to Say at the Shabbos Table

SHABBAT, December 27, 2014
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
Drasha by Rabbi Einhorn: Rabbi Korobkin Nailed It

All children programs begins at 9:30 AM

Kiddush sponsored by Diane and Leslie Botnick in memory of Leslie's mother Helen, Chaya bat Eliezer Elimelech z"h. May her neshama have an immediate aliyah.

Mincha: 4:25 PM

Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Einhorn's Dvar Torah is sponsored by the Kehilla.
Topic: Famous Last Lectures

Ma'ariv: 5:30 PM

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Times of Davening During the Week
Followed by daily Daf Yomi with Rabbi Einhorn
Daf Yomi Sponsored by Walter and Esthie Feinblum
Sundays:  7:30 AM
Mondays & Thursdays: 6:15 AM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 6:25 AM
Latest Shema: Week of December 28, 2014: 9:26 AM 

Bolt of Inspiration - Where Did I Sit?

Yosef sends calves to his father as a proof of his identity. The calves were supposed to be a reminder of the last moment that they learned together. The day Yosef vanished, Yaakov taught his son the topic of Eglah Arufa (the calf whose neck is slaughtered by the elders of the town). This sign was proof positive for Yaakov that his beloved son is still alive. Rav Yaakov Neiman presents a Martin Guerre like illustration to appreciate the significance of this sign. Legend has it that once upon a time in Vilna, a husband, soon after the marriage, disappeared. He left his wife as an agunah (bound and unable to remarry until the status of her husband was known). One day a fellow walks into town claiming to be her husband. She was convinced he was not her husband but he had proofs left and right. He knew all the details of the wedding plans. He knew where they first met. The case was brought before the Vilna Gaon. The Vilna Gaon said bring him to shul and ask him where he sits on Shabbos. They tried this on Moishe Guerre and in fact he didn’t know! The Vilna Gaon said this is obviously not the husband. What was the reasoning that the Vilna Gaon adopted to use the seat question as a baseline? A wicked person may have numerous ways of ascertaining facts, but they would never think to ask about holy matters. Rav Neiman says this is why Yosef used the calves. An imposter may have collected information, but a charlatan wouldn’t have bothered to inquire about spiritual identity. 

Yavneh Announcements

To make a year-end contribution to Yavneh, please contact the business office.  Yavneh accepts all forms of gifts including credit card, check, cash, stock and property.

It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of
Dr. Esther Rose Lowy, Esther Roiza Bas Yitzchok Dov

Beloved wife of Rudolph Lowy. Beloved Mother of Ellie Lowy, Ephraim Lowy, Mindi Weinberg, Tova Pfeffer, Devorah Pelman, Naphtali Lowy, Shuli Lowy, Chaim Lowy. Beloved sister of Avrohom "Avi" Freilich.

It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of
Majer Grabie, Mayer ben Tovya Halevi a'h
Father of Dr. Moshe Grabie 

He will be sitting in NY for the remainder of shiva and getting up Sunday morning. 
He can be reached on his cell phone at
or 718-692-0486 until 9PM New York time.

Mazel Tov to Yavneh Teacher, Orlee and Levi Percia, on the birth of a baby boy! 
Mazel Tov to Aunt Anit and Uncle Ryan Silver!

Be Part of the Teen Minyan!
Take active participation and make great friendships! Led by Rabbi Dov Block
Click HERE for the flyer for details

Come to our All -Star Youth Groups every Shabbat!
Earn Torah Dollars for Davening, Parsha and more and trade them in for awesome prizes!
Click HERE for flyer for details.

Co-sponsored by Dr. Bernard & Temi Monderer in dedication to their parents and in memory of Dr. Monderer's brother, Dovid ben Yechezkel, & by Buddy & Susie Salzberg in memory of Jack and Sima Salzberg & Jack Samuels and their lifetime devotion to Jewish Education
Click flyer for more details

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Join other Yavneh Moms at our Weekly Mom's Shiur in the Library.  
Upcoming Dates: Dec 30th, Jan 6th, and Jan 13th.  
All women are welcome to attend.

Join Rabbi Einhorn at THE CASK
Tuesday night, Dec 30th, 8:30PM
The 10 Most Fascinating Divrei Torah of 2014

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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, 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:

Dec 30 -- Mom's Shiur, 8:15AM in the Library
Dec 30 -- Join Rabbi Einhorn at the Cask, 8:30PM
Jan 6 -- Mom's Shuir, 8:15AM in the Library
Feb 7 -- Trustees dinner at the Montage BH

Community Announcements

The Shabbat Shuir with Dr. Bronner resumes Saturday, Dec 27,2014,at 180 N. Las Palmas Ave at 4:30PM.  Unlike Gideon, who was a great leader, his  son, Avimelech, turns into a monster. Gideon who is offered kingship refuses to accept kingship,but the son Abimelech pursues kingship with a passion. One shutters to observe what this monster did to get a brief moment of fame. We see another son, Yotams, in a magnificant poem, avenge the family tragedy. All are welcome to attend.

Join Rabbi Einhorn at the AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE! Policy Conference admission is $599 for non-club members and $499 for club members, register today.

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 Events:
Shabbat Afternoon SNIF Program:  THIS WEEK Sat. Dec. 27th CITY SNIF Shluchot meets at 4pm at Beth Jacob (walking groups leave Circle Park at 3:30);  SNIF Saad OFF WEEK.  VALLEY SNIF Tirat Tzvi meets at 4pm at Shaarey Zedek; SNIF Lavi OFF WEEK. Sat. Dec 27th 7pm-12am Chevrayah Bet Scavenger Hunt for high schoolers at SM Pier! Bus leaves from Emek at 7pm and returns 12am. Sun. Dec 28th 9:30-11:30am  Chev Alef-City Counselor Hunt for 3-5th graders at Century City Mall. For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608. Shabbat Shalom!

THIS WEEK: MOSHAVA MALIBU 2015 Season - Early Bird discounts ending JAN 1st! For camper and staff registration and info: or 1-855-MOSHAVA  

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