Parshat Chukat

Parshat Chukat
10 Tammuz 5775
June 26-27, 2015

                     Be sure to RSVP for our annual dinner! 
Hi there! I hope that you are all well. 
The Kehilah dinner is coming up and your reservations are pouring in. Make sure to sign up as the venue has limited seating. This is going to be a wonderful evening as we experience the newest Los Angeles restaurant - O Wok's a Japanese / French fusion experience. One thing I will guarantee - YOU WILL NOT be bored. 
Before we celebrate dinners, though, every summer has a 3 weeks. With the 3 weeks on the horizon we prepare for Tisha B'av. The theme this year is "The International Face of Anti-semitism". See the flyer for details. 
This Shabbos I'm excited to share plenty of Torah with you - but I am also indebted to the Mahboubi family and to Joel and Dena Bess for arranging the visit of Rav Yaakov Hillel. Rav Yaakov Hillel is widely considered the most respected Mekubal in the world. His influence and impact is larger than life. 

I look forward to seeing you soon, 

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn

Parshat Chukat

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015
Candle-lighting: 7:50 PM

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

SHABBAT, June 27, 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

We welcome Rav Yaakov Hillel who will be davening with us on Shabbos day. Rav Hillel is held by many to be the single biggest Mekubal in the world. 

Rabbi Einhorn's Drasha: The Once and Future King

Kiddush is sponsored anonymously.

Pre-Mincha Shiur: 6:50 PM  
Electricity on Shabbos

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

Mincha: 7:40PM

Seudah Shlishit is sponsored by the Kehilla

Seudah Shlishit Series Continues
Topic: Feminism and Judaism

Ma'ariv: 8:50 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 28, 2015: 9:20 AM

Bolt of Inspiration - How Far Do We Go for Kindness?
A Weekly D'var Torah from the Dean and Rav of Yavneh - R' Shlomo Einhorn 

John Wooden was the legendary coach of the UCLA Bruins. His legacy is upheld by his impeccable moral compass and by the way he lived his life on and off the court. One of the most critical lessons that he imparted to his students was the concept of helping others. An athlete who takes the time to help others raises the level of their own game by imparting their talents  to those in need. He was infamous for how far he would go to help others.


In Parshas Chukas the Torah says "zos hatorah Adam ki yams b'ohel" - "this is the teaching regarding a man who would die in a tent." Over the holiday of Sukkos the great sage Rav Shach would be visited by hundreds of guests. Torah scholars, students, the needy all made their way into his small Sukkah. On one occasion, when Rav Shach was approaching 100 years old, due to exhaustion he feel asleep in his Sukkah with all his visitors around him. His grandson suggested that he leave his guests and take a rest. Rav Shach said "and if I die during those 10 minutes, isn't it better to die while hosting guests and doing good deeds?"


How far do we go for kindness?

Yavneh Announcements

Yavneh extends a Mazal Tov to Doron and Bina Jacobius on the birth of a baby boy!
May they merit raising him the ways of Torah, Chuppah, and Ma'asim Tovim.  
Mazal Tov to grandparents Judy & David Hager 
and to the extended Hager and Jacobius family.  
Doron and Bina invite you to the Shalom Zachor in their home tonight
at 302 N. McCadden Place.

Join Rabbi Einhorn for the Electricity Series this Shabbat afternoon.

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Join Rabbi Einhorn during Seudah Shlishit for the Feminism and Judaism Series:

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Yavneh gets first crack at new Los Angeles Japanese Cuisine

Special Tisha B'Av Program at Yavneh - Motzei Shabbat, July 25th through Sunday, July 26th

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Have any halachik or any other questions? Feel free to contact Rabbi Einhorn at or call (917) 647-8359. 

Save the Date

July 4 - Kiddush sponsored by the Steinman Family
July 18 - Kiddush sponsored by the Botnick Family
July 26 - Tisha B'Av - Special Program at Yavneh
July 28 - Annual Gala Dinner for our Kehilla


Community Announcements

Dr. Leila Bronner's weekly shiur will continue this week, June 27 at 5:00 PM at her home, 180 N. Las Palmas Ave. SUBJECT; David and Saul before David becomes KingLooking 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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