Parshat Bereshit - Birkat Hachodesh

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Parshat Bereshit
27 Tishrei 5776
Oct 9 - 10, 2015

    MAZAL TOV TO OUR CHATTANIM: Frank Schwartz, Mark Wintner, Jeffrey Fish  

Parshat Bereshit
Birkat Hachodesh

FRIDAY, Oct 9, 2015
Candle-lighting: 6:09PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:15 PM
Topic: Something to Say at the Shabbos Table

SHABBAT, Oct 10, 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 Rabbi Einhorn: A High Holiday Review

Kiddush is sponsored by the Kehilla

Mincha: 6:00 PM

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by Alan and Adell Goldstein to commemorate the yahrzeit of Rabbi Benjamin Baim (Boruch ben Reb Aharon Asher a'h), Adell's father.  And in memory of their many relatives and townspeople that were murdered during the Holocaust in the city of Erswillig, Lithuania.  May their neshamot have an immediate aliyah.

Rabbi Einhorn's will be giving a Dvar Torah

Ma'ariv: 7:10 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 September 6, 2015: 9:40 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - When Renewal is Better than the Beginning
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

The opening verse of Bereishis features Rashi’s most famous question: “Rav Yitzchok asks shouldn’t the Torah have begun with ‘Hachodesh HaZe Lachem’, which is the first mitzvah that the Jews were commanded?”  Let us analyze this Rashi and understand why the mitzvah of sanctifying the new month should have been the starting point for the Torah.
Tosefos (to Yoma 6b) asks why we need a special teaching to let us know that the Korban Pesach is brought even on Shabbos and even when the Jews are in a state of impurity: “is not the Pascal Offering a public offering, and all public offering like the Tamid are offered on Shabbos and even in a state of impurity?” Tosefos answers that “since the Korban Pesach is brought by each individual it is unlike a public offering.” If that is the case then why is it in fact brought on Shabbos?
The Maharal questions the verse “anochi Hashem Elokecha asher hotzeiticha m’eretz mitzraim” “I am Hashem your G-d who took you out of Egypt”, why doesn’t it say “who created you”? His answer is tremendously empowering: renewal is more powerful than an original creation. This is just like soil which is most fertile once it’s already been worked.
Shabbos is known as a commemoration for the creation of the world. Korban Pesach is a commemoration for the Exodus from Egypt. Therefore it should certainly push aside Shabbos, even if it is not a public offering.
Rav Moshe Hager Z”l , a Rosh Yeshiva at Seret-Vizhnitz, says that this is what Rashi is getting at (Birkat Moshe). We should have begun with renewal. Renewal is a far more powerful concept than the beginning. 

Yavneh Announcements

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

Oct 11 - Sunday School begins
Oct 17 - Kiddush in the Lunchroom sponsored by last year's Chattanim
                Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Godzdik Family
Nov 8 - Annual Chanukah Boutique at Yavneh
Nov 26 - 29 - Thanksgiving Break

Community Announcements

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will continue next week, October 17th at 4:45PM at 180 N Las Palmas Avenue.  Subject: David the great Israeli Biblical Hero, And Sweet Singer of the Psalms, a fascinating person.

Chai Lifeline is happy to announce the launch of I-Shine, an after-school program for children living with a seriously ill sibling or parent, or a loss in their home. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Chai Lifeline will be providing friendship, mentorship, recreation, homework help, and camaraderie to children.  Programs will take place in the Fairfax/La Brea area on Mondays and the Pico Robertson area on Wednesdays.  We have many fun and exciting volunteer opportunities for high school students and adults.  If you would like more information about the program or are interested in volunteering, please contact Sheva Gralnik, at or at (310) 274-6331

United Nation of Hashem presents:
Shabbat Project 3000-- the Largest Shabbat Dinner in the History of LA
Shabbat of October 23rd, 2015
For more information and to buy tickets go to:

YULA High Schools Open House: YULA Girls School - Monday, October 26, 7:00 PM at the Girls School, 1619 Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035. YULA Boys School - Tuesday, October 27, 7:00 PM at the Boys School, 9760 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles 90035. Prospective Parents & Students 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.

Bnei Akiva: Snif is back! 
Please NOTE that event below is from 2:00PM - 4:00 PM and not at 11:00AM

City: Chevraya Alef (2nd-5th grade) Kickoff, this Sunday Oct. 11th 2pm-4pm in Rancho Park. V'Za'Ch (6th-8th grade) Kickoff, Oct. 23-24. Valley: Snif Tirat Tzvi Kickoff (3rd-8th grade) - Thursday Oct. 15th 6-8pm at the Fashion Square Mall. For more information please contact Eyal at (310) 220-1459 or Avi at (818) 442-8608.


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