Parshat Shemot Schedule


Parshat Shemot
19 Tevet 5775
January 9-10, 2015


           Exciting Event Announcements

Hi there! I hope that you are all well.

It's time to start unleashing our new programs: Step right up this Shabbos at Seudah Shlishit for a star studded shiur on Rebbe Nachman of Breslov: Why are we so Fascinated by Him? (see poster below
Some of the other exciting programs that we're breaking out are - 

  • A Major Chulent Throwdown judged by Top Chef competitor katsuji tanabe of MexiKosher. Email me to enter into the competition. Winning recipe will be used in Mexikosher! That same Shabbos (February 6-7) we will be joined by new Chassidic/Carlebach singing sensation Moshe Storch. It's going to be amazing. 
  • Yavneh Teen Minyan Takeover. See the poster below. Our talented Yavneh teens led by Rabbi Dovi Block will make their way into the main Beis Midrash and blow it out of the water. Laining, Davening, Speaking - you name it - it's their time to shine. (March 7th)
  • Every week over the next few weeks I will, G-d Willing be featuring 2 new programs. Program overload HERE WE COME. 

This Shabbos I'm excited to invite you take part in a Gala Kiddush in honor of my father's birthday sponsored by the Chevra at Yavneh. May we continue to share in many more simchas. 

I look forward to seeing you soon,

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn


Parshat Shemot

FRIDAY, January 9, 2015
Candle-lighting: 4:43 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:45 PM
Topic: Something to Say at the Shabbos Table

SHABBAT, January 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

Rabbi Einhorn's Drasha Topic: Whispers in the Wind

Gala Kiddish sponsored in honor of Gerard Einhorn's birthday. Mazal Tov!

Mincha: 4:35 PM

Seudah Shlishit and Rabbi Einhorn's Dvar Torah sponsored by the Kehilla
Topic: Why Are We So Fascinated by Rebbe Nachman of Breslev?

Ma'ariv: 5:40 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 January 11, 2015: 9:30 AM 

Bolt of Inspiration - Coming and Going

Being created in the “image of G-d” carries with it many connotations. For one, it means that humans are complex and nuanced creatures. We are a creation that is at times paradoxical and at times multi-faceted. This dynamic feature of tzelem Elokim complicates our interaction with other people (and often with ourselves).
If you pay attention to the Torah portion you will notice, for example that in Shemos 7:16 Moshe is told "לך אל פרעה" “go to Pharaoh”, while in Shemos 10:1 Moshe is told "בא אל פרעה" “come to Pharaoh”. Should Moshe go or should Moshe come? Rav Soloveitchik (The Rav Thinking Aloud – Sefer Shemos, p.73) explains that dealing with a difficult ruler like Pharaoh meant that different confrontations are required. Sometimes Moshe must take initiative and “go to Pharaoh”. This position is one of strength and demand. “Pharaoh, listen carefully because this is how it’s going to be.” Other times, Moshe knew that he had to appeal to humanity within Pharaoh. This encounter is "בא אל פרעה" – come to him and talk to him as a father, as a citizen, etc.
While knowing how to speak to power is a skill that we may not often need in our lives, knowing how to speak to our friends, partners, family, and teachers is a subtle art that testifies to the grandeur of existing through tzelem Elokim

Yavneh Announcements

Anyone traveling to Oahu, HI and more specifically the Disney Alauni resort, for Winter Break should contact Avi Heyman at to make minyanim

Mazal Tov to Ruchi and Ephraim Sternberg on the birth of a baby girl! Mazal Tov also to Rabbi and Mrs. Dear, Yitzi and Gitty!

It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of former Yavneh parent, Steve Glouberman, Z"L, husband of Flora Glouberman, father of Leah, Rachel and Jeremy, brother of Michael Glouberman and Judah Glouberman & son of David and Miriam Glouberman. SHIVA - Shiva will be observed until Tuesday morning at the Glouberman home, 1441 South Glenville Drive. MINYANIM - Shacharit on Thursday, Friday, Monday and Tuesday- 7:30 a.m., Shacharit on Sunday- 8:00 a.m., Mincha on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday- 4:50 p.m. VISITATION - The family requests no visits between 12 noon - 2 p.m., and no visits after 9 p.m., Saturday night visitation between 7-9:30 p.m

Please continue to daven and say Tehilim l'refuah sheleima for Yechezkel Ben Gita, husband of Yavneh Morah Penina Cohen and brother of Yavneh Morah Dassi Weiner.  The Cohen family is very thankful for all of your tefilos and for the tremendous amount of support from the community. 

In an effort to keep everyone informed and at the same time not having to respond individually to each person, we setup a twitter notification feed. If you have a twitter account, follow @Cheskycohen and you can choose to enable notifications in your Twitter settings. If you don't have a twitter account, follow one simple step to automatically get text message notifications from Mrs. Penina Cohen as soon as she posts an update. Send a text message to the number 40404 with the text: follow @Cheskycohen 

Link to the google doc (will not edit on a phone

If anyone wants to contribute money to the Cohen family fund (tax deductible) Write checks to:
Congregation Tifereth Tzvi, Mail to: Cohen Family Fund, c/o Kendra Fuchs, 12451 Albers Street, Valley Village, CA 91607

Yavneh Teen Minyan Take-Over
Shabbat, March 7th!

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Join us for a special Seudah Shlishit series
"Why Are We So Fascinated by Rebbe Nachman of Breslev?"
Weekly at 5PM

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Join other Yavneh Moms at our Weekly Mom's Shiur in the Library.  
Upcoming Date: Jan 13th.  
All women are welcome to attend.

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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:

Jan 13 -- Mom's Shiur in the Library, 8:15 AM
Jan 16 - 23 -- Yavneh Winter Break
Feb 7 -- Trustees dinner at the Montage BH
Feb 21 -- Kiddush Sponsored by the Hendeles Family
Mar 7 -- Chulent Throwdown & Teen Minyan Shabbat Take-Over

Community Announcements

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur continues this Shabbat, January 10th, 180 N. Las Palmas Avenue at 4:30pm. Topic: Samson; A Man Born to a Pious Mother and Dedicates her to the Service of Hashem.  All are welcome to attend.

   Sushi and Wine Tasting this Motzei Shabbos, January 10, 2015 at the Young Israel of Hancock Park, Upstairs in Simcha Hall from 8PM-10PM, to benefit the Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society

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A memorial service in honor of the Shloshim of Dr. Esther Lowy will take place on Sunday, January 18th, 2015 at 4:00PM in Sapper Hall. The community is invited to attend.

Monday, February 2nd at 7:00 PM - Join YULA High Schools for a screening of Jerusalem U's "Beneath the Helmet". Special Q&A following the film with actor Lt. Aviv Regev and YULA alumnus Daniel Rubin. For more information and to sign up, please visit or call (310) 203-3180.

Peter Faber is proud to announce the upcoming production of “TRYING” a poignant, yet comical look at the last year of Judge Francis Biddle’s life. The staged reading takes place at Pat’s Next Door on January 22, 24, 25, 29, 31 and February 1 all at 7:30pm. Drinks will be offered before the reading, dessert & coffee and tea will be served after the show. For tickets or further information please go online to or call Peter at 213.712.1000

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 Shabbat Jan. 10th 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. For more Bnei Akiva info call: Eyal 310-220-1459 or Avi 818-442-8608. Registration for Moshava Malibu is going on now! Information and application available at or call us 855-MOSHAVA.

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