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Web Site:www.youngisraelwh.org
  Y   O  U  N   G  I   S  R   A  E  L   O  F
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  H   A  R   T  F   O  R  D
Rabbi Brahm Weinberg 860-233-3084 orrabbi@youngisraelwh.orgJudith Hessing, Coordinator 860-233-6042 or judith.hessing@gmail.com
םולשל םכתאצ
To Grant Hurvitz who is returning to South Africa. It wasgreat having him be part of the community!
בוט לזמ
בוט לזמ
o Natan Glahn on his recent Bar Mitzvah!
בוט לזמ
to proud parents Esther & David, & brothersJoshua & Asaf; and proud grandparents Harold & JudyLeibowitz, and Beverly Scarborough & Dan Yahiel!
בוט לזמ
o Helen Weisel on the birth of her great-granddaughter
Esther Eichler, born to
Eichler wife of her grandson
Eichler of 
Kiryat Ono
,Granddaughter of 
& David Eichler of 
Beer Sheva
!Special Screening for
of the movieISRAEL INSIDE:
How a Small Nation Makes a Big Difference
Sunday, April 29th at 7:00 PMAt Beth David Synagogue(Note: Change of Venue)
Refreshments from Yosi Catering will be served!
Rabbi’s Corner
As many of you know I was not able to goto my conference this past week since I got sick but
appreciate everyone’s wishes and feel much better.
I would like to say
Yasher Koach
to IrinaMargulis on a job very well done in coordinatingthe Yom Hashoah ceremony at Beth El this pastSunday. It was very dignified event and the choiceof speaker, Judy Altman, was superb adding somuch feeling and so much meaning to the com-memoration of the day. Irina not only made surethat the event was well run but that it accordedwith all necessary
including providing aroom for
with a
. This was noeasy task and I commend her for her efforts.This week I attended the annual Yom Hazi-karon ceremony at the JCC in memory of thefallen heroes of the IDF as I do every year. I wasreally proud of our community for putting to-gether this nice program and for showing up insuch respectable numbers. I was even more proudof our shul which was so very well represented atthe event. I counted members of almost 30 fami-lies from our shul who were in attendance. That tome is a great testament to our shul and what webelieve in.At both events this week the Hebrew Acad-emy choir performed and I thought that they didan outstanding job. Not only did they sing welland pick meaningful songs to sing, but the studentswere so well behaved, so well put together, and soappropriate during the ceremonies. This was spe-cial for me to see and was a great
Kiddush Hashem
in the community.
I always find Yom Ha’Atzmaut to be a
hard holiday to celebrate outside of Israel becauseyou are not surrounded by national celebrationand enthusiasm for the day. Nevertheless, it is im-portant to try to mark the day as best we can. Iappreciate the efforts of Rabbi Ari Weiss for host-
ing a “
Tefilla Chagigit
” a festive
onWednesday night at Agudas Achim and appreciateall those who attended our shul minyan on Thurs-
Continued on Page 3
April 28th, 2012
6 Iyar 5772Kiddush in honor of  YOM HA’ATZMAUTIs sponsored byThe following families:Glahn, Harris, Hessing, Jeremias, Kadish,Kanik, Laufer, Leichtberg, Loew, Sr.,Luger, Margolis, Moss, Rosenblum,Rothschild, Rutstein, Shamash,Shteyntsayg, Ulreich, Weiss, Wittenberg & Wizenfeld
Editor: Judie PatelE-mail: bulletin @youngisraelwh.orgEditors Emeritus: Sam Leichtberg & Moish TrencherAffiliate of the National Council of Young Israel Synagogues, Member of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America,Sponsor of West Hartford NCSY, National Conference of Synagogue Youth, Kashrut Commission of Greater Hartford,Mikveh Bess Israel of Greater Hartford, Eruv of West Hartford
SCHEDULE FOR THIS SHABBATIN HONOR OF YOM HAATZMAUT:-Remarks from Rabbi Weinberg,-Tribute to Fallen SolidersLt. Uriel Peretz
(1976-98) ~
Maj. Eliraz Peretz
Brig.Gen Erez Gershtein
Sgt. Omer Alkabetz
(1977-99) ~
Sgt. Shachar Kisos
Made by Arie Shteyntsayg-Special Prayer for Love of the Land of Israel
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Rabbi Weinberg’s classes are now resuming:
Afternoon Class has resumed.
They will begin each week 45 minutesbefore
and will be about theParsha
resumes May 1st,Stay tuned for few more specialPre-
classes to comeFor Shavuot YIWH will be hostingRabbi Noah & Sarah Cheses
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTAcknowledgment donations should be sent to
Debbie Luger at 37 Miamis Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
Vivian & Ted Zablotsky:In memory of Roger Cowen's motherIn memory of Irv Wizenfeld's motherJudie & Lal PatelMazal Tov to:Refael & Shoshana Blum on Arielle’s engagement toBinyamin ZombergHelen Weisel on the birth of her Great-granddaughterArie & Carole Rothschild on the engagement of theirdaughter Lorène to Jason BeckerDebbie & Steve LugerIn honor of great-granddaughter to Helen WeiselBOOK CLUBJERUSALEM MAIDENby Talia CarnerNext meeting on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:30 PMAt the home of Anita Cohen, 198 BrewsterWOMEN’S
AFTERNOON LEARNING CLASSShabbat, May 5th at 5:00 PMAt the home of Ruth Alcabes, 30 Seneca RoadMANY THANKS TO...Batsheva Goldfischer for the Cheese Sale!Steve Luger & Jason Dulberg for the
Sale!Lenny Margulis & the Pava Familyfor the Wine Tasting & Sale!To all who
:Pinney Elbaum, Yonatan Greenberg, Sam Leichtberg,Rabbi Daniel Loew, Jeremy Pava, and Elie Wolfe!And to all who
and enhanced our davening!The following families for donating to paint the front of the Shul: Daman, Gelb, Glahn, Kesler, Laufer, Leichtberg,Loew, Sr., Luger, Moss, Shamash, Bernie Weinberg, &Zablotsky.THE
(1135- 1204)COMMUNITY-WIDE TRIBUTE TOTHE LIFE & WORKS OF MOSES MAIMONIDESTuesday, May 15th at 7:30 PMAt Chabad HouseThe Art of Return ~ Rambam’s View on RepentanceRabbi Brahm WeinbergConvicting Criminals in a Religious Court According tothe Rambam ~ Rabbi Ari WeissIs it a “Mitzvah” to Believe in G-d? ~ Rabbi Shaya GopinHEBREW ACADEMY 8TH GRADE FUNDRAISERKOSHERKEEPERS!$25.00 per boxDeadline for orders is Friday, May 18thQuestions? Contact Stacey Trencher @ 860-523-4102orstaceytr@comcast.netSee Flyer for details.
Giving Thanks For The State~
Rabbi Yehudah Amital zt”l (www.vbm
…How can we not thank the Almighty for
all the kindness that He has showered upon us?First and foremost, the State of Israel serves as asafe haven for five million Jews. After the night-mare of the Holocaust, hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees wandered around the globe, find-ing a home and refuge only in Israel. The State hascontributed an incalculable amount to the restora-tion of Jewish pride after the devastating chillulHashem (desecration of God's Name) caused by theHolocaust. Today, too, the State plays an enormousrole in the Jewish identity of our brethren through-out the world. For so many of them, the emotionalattachment to the State remains the final threadconnecting them to the Jewish People and to the
God of Israel…
I experienced the horror of the destructionof European Jewry, and I can thus appreciate thegreat miracle of Jewish rebirth in our homeland.Are we not obligated to thank the Almighty for Hiskindness towards us? Unquestionably! And not juston Yom Ha-atzma'ut; each day we must recite Hal-lel seven times for the wonders and miracles He hasperformed on our behalf: "I praise you seven times
each day!"…
For Pick-up or delivery!Contact: Judith Hessing at 860-233-6042;18 Grenhart Street;Or Fran Wittenberg at 860-983-4837
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On behalf of the Board of the Young Israel of West Hartford we'd like to again briefly clarifythe intended use of the
As you know it was previously resolved to formallydissociateour shul from the "thoughts" listserv on theconcern that controversial content posted there might be misinterpreted to represent the views of ourinstitution.As standard bearers for our faith we must take great care to avoid elicitingunnecessaryresentment or negativeperceptions through our actions and words in public forums, such an an open-access Yahoo group listserv. No boardwants to act as a censor, selecting what content is "representative" and what is not. As such the decision was madeto delegate all opinion and editorial content to unaffiliated forums, such as the
Yahoo group, while maintain-ing the
listserv for its originally intended purpose of promoting communal life and activities. Manyemails clarifying the relevant details were sent out in the past, but nonetheless the
listserv is still occa-sionally misused. The board has therefore decided to send out the undermentioned review of content guidelinesalong withenactinga pedagogical system of as-needed moderation to help complete the transition away from thenow-defunct yiwhthoughts listserv.
APPROPRIATEfor posting to
:·Local Community Events– These include happenings at the Young Israel of West Hartford as well as elsewhere in thelocal community, of either Jewish or general interest.·Lifecycle announcementsBirths to deaths and everything in between. / Relocation to or from West Hartford. / Generalnews about members of our community. (All responses should be directed to the one who made the announcementand
to the listserv in its entirety.)·Job Postings– If you are aware of a job opening please consider positing it to the
listserv.·Emergencies– Such as hazardous weather warnings, or police matters, e.g. an All-Points Bulletin.·Services/items offered/wanted– Posts pertaining to the offering/seeking of local goods and services are appropriate.Examples included asking for a recommendation for a plumber, seeking a ride to New York, or offering items (ideally inexchange for a donation to our shul).INAPPROPRIATEfor posting to
:·Political Content– Nothing political at all please. It
does not matter 
what the subject is, be it Jewish, Israeli, or Americanpolitics, satire or serious, such posts are not suitable for the
listserv.·Opinion– The
listserv is not a forum for personal opinion or editorial commentary. The exception would bespeech about local issues, pertaining specifically to our particular community here.·National/International Information– We all react to significant news with an instinct to share and disseminate. None-theless please keep in mind that the
listserv is reserved for local matters only; this may seem counterintuitiveat times, such as upon learning of a tragedy in Israel, G-d forbid. While passing on such critical information of vital inter-est is commendable– an important and laudable task
is nonetheless not the appropriate forum. (Nationalor international events that indicate a need for local heightened alert would fall into the "Emergencies" category.)·Chain Letters– Regardless of content, including financial opportunities, health concerns, or religious matters. Even if thematter is indeed of general interest,
is still not the place to share it.·Divrei Torah– All Torah learning is a beautiful thing, and more strength to you for engaging in the study that binds us asa people, but the
listserv is designed for exclusively local content.As a general rule of thumb consider if the content is particularly locally relevant: A matter of general interest tothe larger American/Jewish communities should be reserved for less specialized discussion forums, such as theJDWHYahoo Group. Note also that the Young Israel of West Hartford will soon transition to a private email system for all offi-cial announcements, allowing those who wish to unsubscribe to
to do so without contraindication.
Rabbi’s Corner, continued from Page 1.
day morning adding to the singing and the atmosphere which ended up being really nice.
Yom Ha’Atzmaut reminds me of how much I
long to be in Israel and of how lucky we are to live in
such miraculous times. We continue our celebration of Yom Ha’Atzmaut together this Shabbat morning
when I will share some remarks, when Ari Shteyntsayg will tell us about some of the fallen soldiers hefought with in the IDF, and when we will recite a special prayer together full of love for the land of Israeland full of hope for our return. Of course the celebration would not be complete without a Kiddush which
will be held after services in honor of Israel’s birthday. May we celebrate many more milestones in the con-
tinued growth of the State of Israel and the continued process towards the final redemption.Shabbat ShalomRabbi Weinberg

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