Parshat Korach

Parshat Korach
3 Tammuz 5775
June 19-20, 2015

    Look out for your invitation to our annual dinner! 
Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 
The school semester has officially ended and summer is upon us. New opportunities await as our two new Torah lecture series have begun (Shabbos and Electricity & Feminism and Judaism). Both will continue next week - June 26-27. 
We'd like to offer a special Mazal Tov to Daniel and Talia Rubin and the entire Rubin / Kugelman / Goldstein Mishpacha on their recent wedding. Shira and I were zoche to take part in this tremendous simcha. May we all share in many more joyous occasions. 
This Shabbos I leave you in great hands with the wonderful Rabbi Yisroel Majeski.

I look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Korach

Yavneh Welcome Scholar-in-Residence
Rabbi Yisroel Majeski

Rabbi Yisroel Majeski is a dynamic lecturer known for his energy and ability to cut through to the heart of a 
matter. After learning 7 years in the Mir and studying smicha by Rabbi Yitchak Berkowitz of Jerusalem Kollel, he went on to teach at Rabbi Center’s, Shaarey Tevuna, Aish, and various other yeshivot 
and seminaries throughout Jerusalem. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California where he serves the greater San Fernando Valley as a keynote speaker, lecturer, and 8th grade rebbe at Emek Hebrew Academy. Most recently he founded the Valley Night Kollel. The Center for Torah learning in the Valley with close to 200 people coming to learn throughout the week.  He is the senior lecturer for Los Angeles Jewish Experience (LAJ), an innovative outreach center in Los Angeles, where he continues to inspire Jewish youth. Through his continued involvement in LAJ and other organizations he has had tangible success in bringing both youth and adults back into the fold. He continues to impact the community by hosting men’s and women’s shiurim at Shaarey Zedek, Beis Tefillah, and Eim Habanim, and continues to be an integral part of the valley community in Los Angeles.

FRIDAY, June 19, 2015
Candle-lighting: 7:49 PM

Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45 PM
Topic: Vision of Greatness

SHABBAT, June 20, 2015
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
All children programs begins at 9:30 AM
Drasha with Rabbi Majestki:
The Root of All Evil

Gala Kiddush in the Yavneh Dining Room is sponsored by:

  • Adel and Alan Goldstein in wishing a Mazal Tov to the Rubin, Kugelman, and Goldstein families on the recent marriage of Daniel Rubin to Talia Kugelman.  
  • Tabitha and Brian Dror in honor of the Rubin Family Simcha
  • Diane and Leslie Botnick in honor of the Yahrzeit of Leslie's brother, Ashley Howard (Asher Avraham Zvi ben Mordechai) z"l . May his neshema have an immediate aliyah.
  • Esthie and Walter Feinblum in honor of the Yahrzeit of Walter's father, Sam Feinblum (Shmuel ben Avraham Gedalia) z"l. May his neshema have an immediate aliyah.

Pre-Mincha Shiur with Rabbi Majeski:  7:10PM
Giving Up Your Life for the Big 3, But What if You Didn't (Rambam Shiur)

Mincha: 7:40PM

Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Makeski's shiur is sponsored by Jenna and Robert Wilkin in memory of Harvey Wax, Chaim ben Menachem z"l, Jenna’s father. May his neshema have an immediate aliyah.
Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Ma'ariv: 8:45 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 June 21, 2015: 9:18 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - To Begin Again
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

This week in Shul, we read about the rebellion archetype. Korach rises up against Moshe. G-d intervenes, and the uprising fails. What did Korach set out to do? Where did he go wrong? Since our tradition assumes punishments are meted out middah k’neged middah – measure for measure. Korach was ultimately swallowed up by the ground. Meaning: his death rendered him as though he was never. Meaning: his sin was that he tried to make something as though it was never.   
On occasion life affords us the opportunity to begin again. The mistake is when we think that we are truly beginning again. In fact, we approach those perceived starting points with a whole new set of skills, challenges, and alternate circumstances. You don’t begin again – you reassert. Korach understood, almost correctly, that certain traumatic events necessitate a reboot. The Jewish people need to settle into their new phase and maybe a good “do-over” would be well served. Korach thought that a fresh start is healthy and therefore is best served with brand new leadership. But erasing the past is not how Judaism works. Moshe would often reassert, but to start over is simply not possible. And if you are thinking “well, what about teshuvah?” Does not teshuvah offer us the ability to start over? Yes and no. Yes it can hypothetically erase our past errs. However, the memory of those past trespasses – the lesson of those failures – they never leave us. They inform our future on all levels.

Yavneh Announcements





A Look Back at 2014-2015 with our Bat Ami

Last Yavneh News For The Year from the Yavneh News Team

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Save the Date

July 4 - Kiddush sponsored by the Steinman Family
July 18 - Kiddish sponsored by the Botnick Family
July 28 - Annual Gala Dinner for our Kehilla


Community Announcements

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will continue this week, June 20 at 5:00 PM at her home, 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. SUBJECT; LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP AND BIBLE AND TALMUD. Looking forward to seeing you. All are welcome.



Upcoming Shaarei Tefila Trip: June 28th @ 2 PM: Bad Jews 
For reservations call Bernice Gelman @ (323)938-7147

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Bnei Akiva: Mazal tov to all the Bnei Akiva graduates - see you in Israel! Upcoming: 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: SOLD OUT! Looking forward to an amazing summer!

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