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Parshat Ki Tetze (updates in red)
14 Elul 5775
Aug 28-29, 2015

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Hey there! 
This month is what they call "not pashut". A lot has happened, and G-d willing, a lot of great opportunities should continue to happen. This past week we launched our new sign up for / database for the High Holidays. While it may at first glance seem a bit daunting, it actually will make your life a whole lot easier. Check it out at this link. 
High Holidays at Yavneh are going to be something else. Our powerhouse lineup features Cantor Asher Scharf, Cantor Avi Heyman and the Gedilim Choir. Rabbi Block will be spearheading, once again, our enriching teen minyan. 
The High Holidays also head toward Sukkos and we decided to open up our Sukkah for two larger than life meals. Please do sign up ASAP as there is limited seating and as always WE ARE TAKING OUR THEMES SERIOUSLY. 
Next Shabbos we welcome one of the great Jewish orators of our generation - HaRav Yissocher Frand. Shabbos essentially serves as a preparatory oasis leading up to the most well attending annual Torah lecture of the year. Following the motzei Shabbos teshuvah drasha - we will head back to the Shul for opening Selichos (10:30am) with Chazan Weinreich (See below for more details). 
Working totally out of order let's talk about this Shabbos. Shabbos day I'm excited to share the pulpit with the founder of Bonei Olam - Rabbi Shlomo Bochner. His topic is a scintillating one and highly controversial: The Jewish Gene: Are We Really Smarter?  Ooooh Wah.  Shabbos afternoon before mincha I will be giving a shiur on Hilchos UBER. So much to say; so little time! 

I look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Ki Tetze

FRIDAY, Aug 28, 2015
Candle-lighting: 7:06PM

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

SHABBAT, Aug 29, 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


Yavneh welcomes Rabbi Shlomo Bochner, founder of Bonei Olam LA.

Shabbat Drasha: Rabbi Shlomo Bochner
Topic: The Jewish Gene; Are we Really Smarter?

For over 15 years Rabbi Bochner has dedicated himself to helping childless couples. He has helped thousands of couples with guidance and financial support. Helping them turn a lifelong dream into a reality. 

Kiddush is sponsored by the Grunfeld Family in honor of Gabriella's 14th birthday. Mazal Tov!

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Pre Mincha Shiur: 6:15 PM

Topic: Hilchos UBER

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

Mincha: 6:55 PM

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by the Kehilla
Rabbi Einhorn's topic: 
The 50 Greatest Chassidic Rebbes: Rav Yisroel of Rhizin part 3/3

Ma'ariv: 8:00 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 23, 2015: 9:39 AM

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

One of the main activities that brought the masses to the Beis HaMikdash was the bringing of the first fruits (Called Bikkurim. See our parsha ch. 26). The owner would come and "והשתחוה לפני אלוקיך" – bow before G-d. This would be followed by an emotional response"ומשחת בכל הטוב" – “and you shall rejoice in all the good. The Bikkurim represent beginnings. This Yomim Noraim season also represents beginnings. And if we are to assume that beginnings share commonality then Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkos must be imbedded in these verses. The Rosh Yeshivas Chochmei Lublin – Rav T.H. Frommer – who was killed in the Holocaust, makes the fascinating connection. Rosh Hashana is the beginning or as Bikkurim are called “reishis” “the head”. Yom Kippur is the bowing before Hashem, for the day is spend in prostration and humility before G-d. Sukkos is identified as Zeman Simchaseinu “the time of our rejoicing”, which parallels the above mentioned verse “and you shall rejoice in all the good.” What is the message in this connection? The pattern that exists in the context of Bikkurim is the pattern on this High Holiday season. Bring your best to G-d – acknowledge that Hashem is the source of our blessing – and then appreciate the joy that comes with such gratitude. On Rosh Hashana we use the Shofar to bring G-d our best cry – on Yom Kippur we acknowledge that our mistakes have not blinded our recognition of His goodness – and with Sukkos comes the serenity and pleasure of knowing that we have done right by our Creator.  

Yavneh Announcements

Any adult men that wish to join a men's choir for High Holidays should contact Avi Heyman at 323-896-9400.
Mazal Tov to Yacov & Francine Wintner and Mark & Brigitte Wintner on the birth of a baby boy to Elizabeth and Menachem Fishkin. Mazal Tov to the extended Fishkin and Wintner families!  
If you would like to purchase Rabbi Einhorn's new album "Judaism Alive" go to ITUNES:

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Chazan Aryeh Weinreich - Joining us for Selichot - DATE CORRECTED
Chazan Aryeh Weinreich is a native of Jerusalem.  He studied at the Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute where he was guided by its Dean, Chazzan Naftali Hershtik, Raymond Goldstein and other master teachers.   Chazzan Weinreich has been a featured soloist at many concerts of The Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute.  He has led services in the Great Synagogue in Tel Aviv and has most recently led the Yomim Noraim services in the Pletzel in Paris for the last 9 years.  We are honored to have Chazzan Weinreich lead us in Slichot this year and welcome him to the Los Angeles community.

Yavneh Presents a Shabbat Shuva Lecture
Life After the Iran Deal-- Can we Find Meaning in a Wild World?
Shabbat, September 19, 2015 at 5:30 PM

5-STAR Elegant Dinner for Sukkot
Monday Dinner, September 28th, 2015
Call: 323-931-5808 or email: for more information

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Margaritaville BBQ-- Sukkot lunch
Tuesday Lunch, September 29th, 2015
Call: 323-931-5808 or email: for more information

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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

Sep 4-5 - Rabbi Frand Scholar-in-Residence
Sept 7 - Labor Day: NO SCHOOL
Sept 13-15 - Rosh Hashana
Sept 16 - Fast of Gedaliah
Sept 23 - Yom Kippur

Sept 26 - Kiddush sponsored by the Blaich Family
Sept 27-30 - 1st Days Sukkot
Oct 4-6 - Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Community Announcements

If you live in the district zip code 90036, 90004, or 90020, please call Congressman Ted Lieu to VOTE NO on NUCLEAR IRAN DEAL. Phone: (323) 651-1040

AVINU MALKEINU program this Monday night, August 31st, 2015 featuring Charlie Harary and Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein at Beth Jacob at 7:30 PM.

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will continue this week, Aug 29th, at 5:00 PM at her home, 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. SUBJECT; The prophesy spoken by the prophet Samuel is beginning to be realized. The navi Samuel was orfered by hashem to anoint David as king. It took time and effort for David to become king, first of Judeah then of all Israel. In Jewish tradition, Hashem's promise to David that his kingdom will endure forever meant that the future Messiah will be a scion of David. Looking forward to seeing you. All are welcome.

Bikur Cholim Annual Dinner: Monday 9/7/15 at 6:30 PM-- Century Plaza Hotel
RSVP at (323) 852-1900 or 
Honoring Dr. David Skaggs of Children’s Hospital who has treated many children in our community. 
With gratitude to Shoshy Klein and Adina Ryzman accepting on behalf of the Bikur Cholim Challah Shel Bracha volunteers. 
In memoriam of Gary Yehuda Wintner z”l to be accepted by the Wintner, Smedra, and Shapiro families.

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: 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: Only TEN DAYS until camp starts- so excited to welcome all our campers to our new home at the Dovid Oved Retreat Center!

What is Yeshivat Yavneh?

Yavneh is committed to the pursuit of knowledge, intellectual honesty, and scholarship.  Instilling our students with fineness of character, respect for others, integrity, and the centrality of chesed in Jewish life, we continually focus on Ahavat Torah, Mitzvot, and steadfast support of Medinat Yisrael.  Yavneh’s vision integrates spirituality and modernity through a comprehensive, creative, and challenging curriculum using technology, differentiated learning, critical thinking, art, and athletics; enabling our students to flourish as community leaders and model American citizens.

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