Rabbi’s Message & YIGC Announcements for 1/4/20
I apologize for the long winded message. There is so much going on that must be mentioned, even if only briefly.
Everyone is very concerned about the terrible increase in attacks against Jews that are going on currently in our country. We offer our tefilos for those injured and our heartfelt thoughts of nechama to the families of the korbanos that we have lost.
We sent you out an e-mail earlier today about a rally that will take place this Sunday in New York, to show our solidarity to our fellow Jews. If you are interested in attending, please contact our local Jewish Federation as soon as possible.
I want to share with you that the siyum hashas that I attended this week in New Jersey, with many of our members as well as about 90,000 other Jews was a truly amazing experience. If you can find a chance to watch some if not all of the siyum, I am sure you will be very inspired. It was a true Kiddush Hashem.
Our office sent out an e-mail earlier in the week about tours to see the new mikvah, which is getting close to completion. We have scheduled our second tour for this coming Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. It is open to men and women. I hope to attend as well.
We all know and understand the importance of being careful and safe. A perfect example of this issue is the need to wear something on our clothing when outside at night, so that cars can see us when they are driving and we are walking across streets at night. This is particularly important on Friday night when we walk home from shule or to and from other locations in the community. Many of us wear dark suits and/or coats and cannot be seen by those driving in their cars. Tonight I am planning to have reflector belts in shule to give out to anyone who would consider wearing one. By doing so we are fulfilling the mitzvah of ushmarten mi-od l‘nafshoseichem.
This Shabbos as part of our community’s celebration of the siyum hashas, our community will have the zchus of hosting Horav Shmuel Yehuda Levin Shlita, Rosh Hayeshiva of Chicago Telz. Rabbi Levin will be our guest at Young Israel tonight for Mincha/Kabbalas Shabbos. He will share a short dvar torah with us between Kabbalas Shabbos and Maariv.
This coming Sunday, is the beginning of the next cycle of learning day yomi. It is a wonderful opportunity to jump on board. Both Rabbi Baum and I will be beginning Masaches Brachos. Please consider joining one of our Daf Yomi classes, or another class, or maybe doing it yourself, if that works best for you.
Have a great Shabbos.
Candle Lighting 4:50 pm
(Stone & HAC) Mincha: 4:55 pm
(Stone) Shacharis Hashkoma 8:00 am.
(Stone) 8:25 am Chumash Shiur
(Stone & HAC) Shacharis 9:00 am.
(Stone Syn). Shabbos Childrens’ Groups 10:30 -11:15 am under the direction of our Shabbos group leaders, Ari & Tamar Lasky. Boys will meet in the 2nd floor conference room; girls will meet in lower level classroom.
(Stone) 4:10 pm Rabbi Burnstein’s Pre-Mincha Shaar Ephraim Shiur.
Mincha: Stone & HAC: 4:40 pm followed by Shalosh Seudos
(Stone) Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Shmully & Dina Halpern to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Shmully’s father, Shimon Tzvi ben HaRav Dovid.
Maariv: 5:51 pm
Motzei Shabbos: 5:59 pm
Mincha: Sunday, Mon., Wed., Thurs: 5:00 pm
ASARA B’TEVES—TUES., JAN. 7
Fast begins: 6:41 am
Stone Synagogue *6:40/7:40 am ——HAC *6:40 am *Put on Talis and Tefillin after Yishtabach
Maariv: 5:40 pm
Fast ends: 5:54 pm
Oneg Next Friday night, January 10 at 8 pm at the home of Moshe & Adina Ornstein, 23805 Woodway in Beachwood.
Save the Date: Trivia Night will be Motzei Shabbos, February 15. Register on line.
Shabbos morning classes:
10:30 am – 11:15 am (after the 8:00 am minyan):
Dr. Jeffrey Lautman’s Shiur
Rabbi Moshe Berger class “ Prayer: Halachic and Aggadic Sources”
Shabbos Afternoon: Gemara-Avodah Zorah: The class is for men and women, taught by Dr. Jeffrey Lautman, at his home, 2567 Rubyvale, 3:30 pm. No Talmud experience necessary.
Rabbi Burnstein’s classes:
Sunday to Thursday Mincha at 1:00 pm Maariv at 9:30 pm
Sunday-Thursday 8 pm Daf Yomi by Rabbi Simcha Zev Baum
Sunday, 8:00 -8:30 pm: Laws of Milk & Meat given by Rabbi Elazar Rosenfeld
Monday night 8:55 pm: Chaburah for young professionals given by Rabbi Simcha Zev Baum
Wednesday 8:45 pm Chumash & Kugel for high school boys given by Rabbi Mordechai Borchardt
Thursday 9:10–9:30 pm: Mitzvos in the Parsha given by Rabbi Menachem Meisels
(Sunday) Dr. Hillel Chiel’s Moreh Nevukhim Shiur at 9:15 AM in the Beit Midrash
Edith Shachter on the loss of her mother, Erna Laufer. Burial was in Israel on Friday morning. Edith will be sitting shiva in Israel on Rechov Asher #12 in Baka, Jerusalem.
Refuah Shelaima to:
Rabbi Yankel Cohen (Refoel Yisroel Yaakov ben Baila)
Helen Weiser (Chana Chenya bas Leah)
Keith Minkin (Chaim ben Esther)
Welcome New Members:
Barry & Penina Goldman (HAC branch)
Mazel Tov to:
(Stone) Kiddush is sponsored by Josh & Henna Klarfeld in honor of Coby’s Bar Mitzvah
(Hashkoma) Kiddush is sponsored by Refahel & Sharon Muskin to commemorate the Yahrzeit of Refahel’s father, Rabbi Jacob Muskin
(HAC) Kiddush is sponsored by Shloimy & Chantal Modes
Ask for Will Evans!
Shabbos afternoon Pirchei:
1st / 2nd grades: 3:15 – 3:55 p.m. at Bnai Torah (Yavneh – downstairs) with Rabbi Naftali Eiserman)
Pirchei Motzei Shabbos Father/Son Learning—Special program with Rebbe Hill at Young Israel of Greater Cleveland at 7:30 pm