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YOUNG ISRAEL OF WEST HARTFORD 2240 ALBANY AVENUE WEST HARTFORD, CT 06117 860-233-3084

Web Site: www.youngisraelwh.org

Shabbat Parshat Shlach


June 18th, 2011 16 Sivan 5771 Kiddush this Shabbat Is sponsored by the Shul

YOUNG ISRAEL OF WEST HARTFORD

Rabbis Corner Since we transitioned so quickly last week from GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING Shavuot back to Shabbat I did not have a chance to Sunday evening, June 19th speak of Shavuot in last weeks bulletin. Shavuot was 7: 00 PM Mincha pretty wonderful in our shul and was an experience Meeting at 7:30 PM (followed by Maariv) admired by so many from within our shul and beyond. Items on the agenda include: the Rabbi's contract, We created real opportunities for learning both during proposed changes to the bylaws. the night and the day for people of all ages and interests. We had over 70 teenagers for the teen program and that was amazing to see! The shul was bustling Welcome to Dor & Lissie Markush who have with life, with vibrancy, and with a yom tov feeling. I moved into our community this week! was so inspired by the many members of our own shul FAMILY IN CAPTIVITY who gave classes exhibiting a real excitement for Screening of the film about learning and a knack for teaching. It says a lot about Gilad Shalits family who we are. Commemorating the 5th year of his captivity I would like to take this opportunity to thank Tuesday, June 21st everyone who helped to make this a wonderful ShaAt 7:30 PM vuot holiday and would like to thank some people by At the Mandell Jewish Community Center name.

Thanks to those who gave classes: Tsion Cohen Elie Wolfe Stu Miller Lenny Margulis Rabbi Weiss Our 2 visiting female scholars Thanks to Chanie Loew for arranging the parent-child learning. Thanks to Rachel and David Cohen for hosting the womens class. Thanks to the Loews, Trenchers, and Elbaums for hosting our scholars. Thanks to Judith Hessing and Judie Patel for shopping for all the food and setting up. Thanks to Jordie Meisler and NCSY for arranging our teen program. Thanks to all those who leined, and, davened, and did gabbai work. Thanks to Sam and Judy Leichtberg for their sponsorship.
Editor: Judie Patel E-mail: bulletin @youngisraelwh.org Editors Emeritus: Sam Leichtberg & Moish Trencher

to Dovi Weinberg on his Bar Mitzvah! to proud parents, Nechama & Noam,

and siblings, Atara, Ellie, Ruchi & Aviel; proud grandparents, Eileen & Bernie; aunts, uncles and cousins, Pnina, James, Ezra, AJ & Suri Seplowitz; Dena, Neil, Nachi & Sarah Rich.
to Leora (Petashnick) and Yoni Illouz on their recent marriage. to Debbie &

Mendie Tepler, and Maya & Talya Petashnick; Dan Petashnick and the entire Benovitz & Petashnick families.

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Jonas Hochman, (a past member of YIWH) over Shavuot. Miriams address & phone number: 7 Fairway Oval, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Miriam's phone # is 845-354-6802 May Hashem comfort Miriam, and the entire Hochman family among the mourners of Zion & Yerushalayim.
Rabbi Brahm Weinberg 860-233-3084 or rabbi@youngisraelwh.org Judith Hessing, Coordinator 860-233-6042 or judith.hessing@gmail.com

Affiliate 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

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Acknowledgment donations should be sent to Debbie Luger at 37 Miamis Road

Debbie & Steve Luger KOSHER FOOD PANTRY DRIVE Refuah Shleimah to Jason Wolfe The Jewish Family Services Kosher Food Pantry is running low to empty. Summer is a tough time for Judie & Lal Patel any pantry; so why not help ours. A box will be Refuah Shleimah to Jason Wolfe placed in the basement and lobby of the Shul through June 30th. PLEASE-HELP, cans, boxes, staples, paper products, toiletries, and cleaning products accepted. Refuah Shleimah to Jason Wolfe
FIRST ANNUAL YIWH ROSH HASHANAH

BAKE SALE!

Break out your mixers, blenders, and kitchen aids announcing the first annual YIWH Rosh Hashanah

BAKE SALE!
We will be asking for participants to donate their delicious baked goods, which will then be purchased by other members to enjoy on Rosh Hashanah. Detailed email to be sent shortly! BUY SCRIP! BUY SCRIP! BIG Y SCRIP & SHOP RITE SCRIP AVAILABLE NOW! Dont forget Crown & Stop & Shop too! Let's support our Shul by buying scrip! Every dollar counts! Contact: Judith Hessing (860-233-6042) at 18 Grenhart Street SODA BOTTLE COLLECTION Eliza Katz is collecting bottles, cans, and glass to raise money for the Rabbis Fund. Please bring empties to her address: 24 Miamis Road; 860-680-9847

Mazal Tov on beautiful graduations from both Hebrew High School of New England & The Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy

URGENT ERUV ALERT- PLEASE BE ADVISED: Due to complications the ERUV has been RE-ROUTED for a few weeks. SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILS http://youngisraelwh.org/index.php/en/home/the-eruv The Eruv DOES NOT INCLUDE (i.e. - do not carry in the following areas): -The North Sidewalk of Mohawk from Norwood to Mohegan -Both sides of Mohegan from Mohawk to Emanuel Synagogue -Lyman Rd East of Mohegan and all of Seminole Circle

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Parshat Shlach Rabbi David Silverberg www.vbm-torah.org The sin of the meraglim (spies), told in Parashat Shelach, ranks among the gravest sins committed by Am Yisrael in the Torah. Testament to this is the fact that in response to this incident, God prepares to destroy the entire nation and begin a new one with Moshe (14:12). Only after the sin of the golden calf (Shemot 32:10) and in response to Korach's rebellion (Bemidbar 16:21; 17:10) does God react similarly by proposing such a severe punishment. In all three instances, of course, Moshe's appeal on the nation's behalf softens the divine response. A close look at Moshe's prayers in these instances, however, reveals at least one important distinction. In truth, we need compare only Moshe's entreaties after the incidents of the calf and the spies. During Korach's rebellion, Moshe and Aharon claim that the nation should not be destroyed on the account of one man's incitement to insurrection: "When one man sins, will You be wrathful with the whole community?" (Bemidbar 16:22). This simple argument, of course, could never have been raised in the two earlier cases, when the entire nation, or at least the vast majority, participated in the given wrong (the worship of the calf or the refusal to continue to Canaan). We therefore need only to compare Moshe's appeals after these two sins. A cursory reading of the two petitions - Shemot 32:11-13; Bemidbar 14:13-19 - indeed reveals a general parallel between them. In both, Moshe warns of the conclusion other nations will reach should God destroy His people, namely, that He did so due to His inability to take them to the Promised Land. One important element, however, which Moshe includes in his appeal after the golden calf, is omitted from his prayer in our parasha: "zekhut avot." When defending the people after the calf, Moshe invokes God's promise to the patriarchs that would remain unfulfilled should their offspring be annihilated. Here, however, Moshe makes no reference to the divine covenant to Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov. Why? Rabbenu Bechayei explains that "zekhut avot" serves as an effective argument only to the extent to which Benei Yisrael avow their commitment to the patriarchs whose merit they seek to invoke. The sin of the spies, however, marked the people's refusal to fulfill the destiny and purpose for which God had made His promise to the patriarchs in the first place. Fearful of the armies of Canaan, Benei Yisrael declare, "Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt" (14:4). In effect, then, they sought to reverse the process of God's fulfillment of His "berit bein ha-betarim" - His promise to Avraham to save his descendants from oppression and bring them to Canaan (Bereishit 15). Quite reasonably, then, Moshe realized that the merit of the patriarchs would have no effect in his appeal to the Almighty on the nation's behalf. The merit of our forefathers can protect us only if we commit ourselves to fulfilling the destiny they so strongly desired for their offspring.

YIWH Schedule of Services June 17th - 24th, 2011 Shabbat Parshat Shlach Friday, June 17th Shacharit Mincha/Maariv Candle Lighting Shabbat, June 18th Rabbi Sheinkopfs Mishna Brurah Class Shacharit Sof Zman Kriat Shma Shabbat Morning Youth Groups Rabbis Shabbat Afternoon Class Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit & Maariv Shabbat Ends Sunday, June 19th - Thursday, June 23rd Earliest Tallit & Tefillin Shacharit... Sunday - Fathers Day Followed by Rabbi Weinbergs Gemara Shiur on Masechet Makot Mincha...Sunday ShacharitMonday - Thursday Mincha/Maariv (M - Th) Friday, June 24th Shacharit Mincha/Maariv Candle Lighting 6:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:10 p.m. 8:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:04 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 7:10p.m. 7:55 p.m. 9:10 p.m. 4:11 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:45 a.m. 8:15p.m. 6:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:12 p.m.

It is easy to sponsor a Kiddush Or Seudah Shlishit! Shul handles set up & Clean up! Contact Judie Patel at 236-4178 or judiep@gmail.com to check the availability of the date you need & call Fran Wittenberg 860-232-2320 to make the arrangements for the type of Kiddush you want to sponsor. Checks need to be received the Sunday prior to your Kiddush date. Send to David Cohen at 19 Mansfield Avenue. There are three types of Kiddushim: Standard for $150, Semi-Deluxe for $250 & Deluxe for $350 With supplements available. For Seudah Shlishit contact Stan Rutstein at 232-3369 6/25 KIDDUSH SCHEDULE Halpern

Check out the weekly Schedule on the YIWH Website http://go.youngisraelwh.org/timesTimes from: www.ou.org/holidays/calendar For Eruv Information: http://twitter.com/WHartfordEruv or http://youngisraelwh.org/index.php/en/home/the-eruv
(Hotline - 860-232-6417)

Ner LaMaor Lights Judy & Sam Leichtberg and Batsheva Goldfischer in memory of their parents and grandparents, Israel Weiss Frida Weiss Abraham Leichtberg Yayin l Kiddush Ve'Havdalah Wine for Kiddush & Havdallah Betty & Irving Wizenfeld in memory of Bettys Parents, Tobias & Esther Spira
Irv s father, Sam Wizenfeld

Pat LaOrchim Challah rolls for Seudah Shlishit Fran & Gene Wittenberg in memory of Frans father, Tzvi ben Yitzchak Meir HaCohen

& Genes father, Binyamin ben Moshe


Seudah Shlishit Supplement In Memory of Al Weisel 5770 Candy Man: Gil Fried

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YIWH Schedule of Services June 24th - July 1st, 2011 Shabbat Mevorchim Parshat Korach Friday, June 24th Shacharit Mincha/Maariv Candle Lighting Shabbat, June 25th Rabbi Sheinkopfs Mishna Brurah Class Shacharit Sof Zman Kriat Shma Shabbat Morning Youth Groups Rabbis Shabbat Afternoon Class Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit & Maariv Shabbat Ends Sunday, June 26th - Thursday, June 30th Earliest Tallit & Tefillin Shacharit... Sunday Followed by Rabbi Weinbergs Gemara Shiur on Masechet Makot ShacharitMonday - Thursday Mincha/Maariv Friday, July 1st Shacharit Mincha/Maariv Candle Lighting 6:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:12 p.m. 8:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:05 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 7:10p.m. 7:55 p.m. 9:12 p.m. 4:12 a.m. 8:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 6:45 a.m. 8:15p.m. 6:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:12 p.m.

It is easy to sponsor a Kiddush Or Seudah Shlishit! Shul handles set up & Clean up! Contact Judie Patel at 236-4178 or judiep@gmail.com to check the availability of the date you need & call Fran Wittenberg 860-232-2320 to make the arrangements for the type of Kiddush you want to sponsor. Checks need to be received the Sunday prior to your Kiddush date. Send to David Cohen at 19 Mansfield Avenue. There are three types of Kiddushim: Standard for $150, Semi-Deluxe for $250 & Deluxe for $350 With supplements available. For Seudah Shlishit contact Stan Rutstein at 232-3369 6/25 KIDDUSH SCHEDULE Halpern

Check out the weekly Schedule on the YIWH Website http://go.youngisraelwh.org/timesTimes from: www.ou.org/holidays/calendar For Eruv Information: http://twitter.com/WHartfordEruv or http://youngisraelwh.org/index.php/en/home/the-eruv
(Hotline - 860-232-6417)

Ner LaMaor Lights Judy & Sam Leichtberg and Batsheva Goldfischer in memory of their parents and grandparents, Israel Weiss Frida Weiss Abraham Leichtberg Yayin l Kiddush Ve'Havdalah Wine for Kiddush & Havdallah Betty & Irving Wizenfeld in memory of Bettys Parents, Tobias & Esther Spira
Irv s father, Sam Wizenfeld

Pat LaOrchim Challah rolls for Seudah Shlishit Fran & Gene Wittenberg in memory of Frans father, Tzvi ben Yitzchak Meir HaCohen

& Genes father, Binyamin ben Moshe


Seudah Shlishit Supplement In Memory of Al Weisel 5770 Candy Man: Gil Fried

Want to join the Listserve? If you are interested in subscribing to the yiwhevents listserve, send an e-mail to webmaster@youngisraelwh.org and he will add your name. If you are a member of the group, you can send an e-mail to the entire group by addressing your e-mail to yiwhevents@yahoogroups.com .