Parshat Miketz Schedule


Parshat Miketz
28 Kislev 5775
December 19-20, 2014



Hi there! I hope that you are all well.

We are immersed in the light of Chanukah and that transforms this Shabbos into something really special. Spend time with us this Shabbos for a beautiful and transformative weekend. 
While the candles nurture the eyes, and the Tefilah and Torah nurture our ears, Stefan Sultan from Bistro Natalie will be nurturing our palates with an exquisite and sophisticated kiddush in honor of my beloved mother's birthday. 


See you there!
Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn


Parshat Miketz

FRIDAY, December 19, 2014
Candle-lighting: 4:29 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:30 PM
Something to Say at the Shabbos Table

SHABBAT, December 20, 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: Tearing Chanukah Wide Open

All children programs begins at 9:30 AM

Lavish Kiddush sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Stefan Sultan of the Bistro Natalie and Natalie Trattoria in honor of Yavneh, Rabbi & Rebbetzin Einhorn, and Marlene Einhorn’s Birthday.

Mincha: 4:20 PM

Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Einhorn's Dvar Torah is sponsored by the Kehilla.
Brand New Chanukah Gems 
Ma'ariv: 5:20 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 22, 2014: 9:23 AM 

Bolt of Inspiration - The Small Jar of Heart

When open miracles rear their head in our faith, they always appear for a specific reason. We don’t receive miracles for the purpose of miracles. Chanukah classically celebrates the emergence of a פך קטן, one small jug of oil. Leaving aside the question of why we needed the miracle to begin with (when in fact טומאה הותרה בצבורimpure items are permissible in the public sphere) – why did the miracle manifest via one small jug as opposed to the miraculous finding of a whole barrel of oil? The Sefas Emes posits that the Jewish People were at that moment at a very low spiritual spot. They didn’t have much in the religious tank. Hellenism had made significant inroads into the Jewish community and psyche.  The significance of this “small” miracle was to illustrate that in order to achieve victory in our lives we don’t need to have a perfect past, we don’t need to be Yosef HaTzadik, all we need is that one little jug – call it the pintele yidi, the kabbalistic nitzoz (spark), or the jar of heart. Rav Tzvi Meir Zilberberg (התחזקות p.354) says that this idea conforms with the position of Beis Hillel with regards to lighting on Chanukah. The ideal is that we light by adding one more candle each night – מוסיף והולך (adding and moving forward). All we need to elevate ourselves is to start small and from there we can conquer an army. 

Yavneh Announcements

The Los Angeles Community Eruv is scheduled to shut down next month because they do not have the financial needs to continue operating. They need $90,000. To make a donation, you can go online at
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.

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

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 19-22 – Chanukah Vacation – No School
Dec 20 – Kiddush Sponsored by Nathalie Bistro
Dec 27 – Kiddush Sponsored by the Botnick Family.
Dec 30 -- Mom's Shiur, 8:15AM in the Library
Dec 30 -- Join Rabbi Einhorn at the Cask, 8:30PM

Community Announcements

The Shabbat Shuir by Dr. Leila Bronner continues on December 20th at 4:30pm at 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. All are welcome!

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

ATTN Grades 3-5
Your are invited to Join a Channukah Party Friday, Dec 19th, 11:30am - 1:00pm
See flyer below for more details.

Attn: Bnei Akiva V'Za'ach Group
Join Bnei Akiva for a SCAVENGER HUNT at Santa Monica Pier, Dec 20th
See Flyer below for details.


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B'Nei Akiva Events:
Bnei Akiva EventsShabbat Afternoon SNIF Program:  THIS WEEK Sat. Dec. 19th CITY SNIF Shluchot OFF WEEK;  SNIF Saad OFF WEEK.  VALLEY SNIF Tirat Tzvi OFF WEEK; SNIF Lavi meets at 3:45 at Rodan home, 5010 Otis Avenue, Tarzana. Sat. Dec. 20th  V'Za'Ch Chanukah Scavenger Hunt  at S.M. Pier. Sun. Dec. 21th 10:00am-12:00pm Chev. Alef Valley-Counselor Hunt at Topanga Mall! Sat. Dec 20th V'Za'Ch Scavenger Hunt at SM Pier!   Sat. Dec 27th Chevrayah Bet Scavenger Hunt at SM Pier! Sun. Dec 28th 9:30-11:30am  Chev Alef-City Counselor Hunt at Century City Mall For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608. Shabbat Shalom!

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