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A Letter to the Three Mothers 
You taught us how to live with the light of faith that defies even the darkest nightmare.


Dear Bat-Galim, Iris and Racheli,

What is there left for me to say? There are no words to describe the grief and pain we have all been feeling for your beautiful boys.

Racheli, I read your final good bye to Naftali and hot tears spilled down my cheek. “Rest in peace my child. We will learn to sing without you.”

Iris, your husband spoke for you to Eyal as the nation listened: “Your siblings want you near them…but Ima said that you are right now at God’s side. She asked that you whisper to God; ask Him to give her strength, to give us all strength.”

We all feel the same. There is a huge hole inside our hearts. We ask for strength.

I would like to thank you, dear mothers, on behalf of all the Jewish people, especially us mothers who know what it is to feel a child’s heart beat within. We mourn the loss of your precious sons. From the very first moment of this tragedy you carried Am Yisrael on your shoulders even as you bore your own anguish. You walked and talked with dignity as the eyes of the entire world were on you. We never heard you utter a word of complaint, a grumble, an angry scream of ‘why me’. Instead you taught us how to live with the light of faith so blinding it defies even the darkest nightmare.

You inspired all of us to do better and be better for your sons. We made promises to be kinder and watch our words. We vowed to kindle our Shabbos candles earlier; some for the very first time. We cried as we circled the flames and covered our eyes thinking of you. Little children went to sleep with a prayer on their lips, “Oh God, please bring our boys home.” Who could not be touched by the battalion of combat soldiers who have undertaken the commandment of wearing tefillin daily for the merit of the souls of Eyal, Naftali and Gilad?

Jews of all types, usually divided, stood together as never before. Young and old, religious and secular, Ashkenazi and Sephardi, all united. For once there were no walls. For 18 days we loved unconditionally. In unity we discovered how easy it is to break down barriers between brothers and sisters. You showed us the way. You did not choose this grueling test but you did pave the road on which we now walk, humbled, right behind you. It is a road paved with oceans of tears. I dare say it is holy.

Taken by the Nazis

When I was a little girl I would hear stories of brave Jewish mothers who suffered the loss of their children. Mothers like Channah whose seven sons refused to bow down to idols. Their only ‘crime’ was that they were born Jews. Not one son agreed to renounce his faith. Channah was forced to confront an unbearable pain. And yet she remained steadfast in her loyalty to God. I remember trying to picture the scene in my young mind but it seemed like an ancient tale from long ago.

When I became older my father once shared with us the story of his own mother. One night there was a knock on the door. My father’s older brother, Yosef Dov , was brutally taken away as the Nazis began to come to power in Hungary. That evening my grandmother sat on her couch weeping. Hours passed. My father urged his mother to try and lay down in her bed. “How can I sleep in my bed when Yosef Dov is not here? Who knows where he is? What has happened? Is he cold? Is he hungry? Is he frightened?”

That was the very last time my grandmother laid eyes on her son. My grandmother never again slept in her bed. She mourned her child until the day that she, too, was taken away and both died Al Kiddush Hashem, sanctifying the name of God.

I think of my grandmother’s sleepless nights, her many tears, her longing for her son and I think of you. You now join a long line of courageous women who brought precious life into this world only to be asked to return that life to the heavens above in sanctity. I think of your pain. I contemplate your suffering. I know that you are the Channah’s of today. You have given the greatest sacrifice. You have touched us all.

Is there any comfort we can offer you?

Never Alone

Please know, holy women, that we will never forget your sons. Their sweet faces are etched into our memories. When I close my eyes, I see their photos side by side. Young, shining stars, whose lights were snuffed out too soon. Their smiles do not leave me. I know that I am not alone when I say that we have all been transformed. We have tried to take this time of suffering and use it to rededicate ourselves. Many of us are trying to be better human beings and better Jews. Though time will pass, we will not leave the memories of your sons behind. We dare not.

You do not stand on this earth alone. Passover night we sing ‘Who Knows One?” The song continues as we ask “Who knows four? Four are the mothers,” we reply. Dear three mothers of Israel, remember always that there is one more mother who stands beside you. She has stood through exile, pogroms, inquisition, and Holocaust. She is Mother Rachel who to this day weeps for her children. Together you make four.

As the Jews were taken into the Babylonian exile and our Temple was in flames, it was the prayers of Mother Rachel that finally gave us hope and consolation. God responded to her tears.

“Thus said Hashem: A voice is heard on high, wailing, bitter weeping. Rachel weeps for her children; she refuses to be consoled for her children are gone. Thus said Hashem: Cease your weeping, wipe your tears, for there is reward for your accomplishment. Your children will come home. (Jeremiah 31, 14)

Bat-Galim, Iris and Racheli we say to you that your tears are not in vain. Mother Rachel joins you and weeps for your sons. We all do.

I pray that God answers our prayers quickly. It is time for our children to come home.

“May God wipe away your tears.”

Slovie Jungreis Wolff


Don’t Cry for Us Israelis 

by Naomi Ragen on July 25th, 2014 

I’m sitting here in Jerusalem after a week of heartbreak over three murdered teens, followed by almost three weeks of sirens, bomb blasts, and finally, the funerals of young IDF soldiers, of whom one-third are students who should be taking their final exams instead of risking their lives. I’m reading on the internet about what a horrible person I am as an Israeli and as a Jew, and what a terrible, immoral country I live in.

All this criticism comes mainly from the European press: The Guardian, the BBC, papers in Italy, Norway, France, and don’t forget America: The New York Times, CNN. And I’m thinking: Gee, the British should understand. After all, they lived through the blitz, Nazis raining bombs indiscriminately down on them, the way Hamas is raining bombs down on us. And when the brave pilots of the RAF aimed their bombs at Dresden and killed 300,000 men, women and children, they didn’t throw down leaflets telling people to politely evacuate; didn’t send their soldiers to knock on doors to see if they’d followed the leaflets instructions (as CNN complained Israel failed to do at an UNRWA school, which was probably hit by a Hamas bomb anyway).

And I think of the rest of Europe, who rounded up our grandparents and great-grandparents, and relatives — men, women and children — and sent them off to be gassed, no questions asked. And I think: They are now the moral arbiters of the free world? They are telling the descendants of the people they murdered how to behave when other anti-Semites want to kill them?

As for Americans, represented by the New York Times, that bastion of high-minded hypocrisy and mediocre journalism parading as the “newspaper of record,” one has only to read the article by Professor Auerbach in the New York Observer (“Two Weeks of Shallow, Facile Moral Equivalency From the New York Times“) to see how Jodi Rudoren and other Times apparatchiks have learned to close their minds and love Hamas. After all, there are CHILDREN DYING. It doesn’t matter that the Palestinians have educated an entire generation to be little Nazi-wannabes, who worship death and hate Jews, murdering their souls, and are now callously putting their bodies in harm’s way to use for touching photo ops. We shouldn’t be shocked by this omission by the Times. After all, The New York Times was one of the last news outlets to bring to the attention of the reading public the Nazi atrocities in Europe. Read the Times during the nightmare years, and see if you can’t find a pattern here.

And so, as an Israeli, brought up with Jewish values, and an American, taught to love freedom, justice, democracy and fair play, I have to tell all of you – Europeans, Americans, and last of all Muslim terrorist sympathizers and barbarians, that what you are saying no longer moves anyone of good moral judgment and intelligence. The current crisis in Gaza is so morally clear-cut, so absolutely a case of self-defense, that I must say to you, as someone finally said to Senator McCarthy: “Sir, have you no shame?”

I prefer that you – writers of these lies and libels - hate me and my country, if it means that you can save your tears for other peoples’ dead. We aren’t greedy for sympathy. After all, we got so much after the Holocaust, we prefer other people to have their share now. These days, we prefer to live, rather than have people cry over us and the injustices done to us.

So by all means, cry for the Palestinian people – men women and children – whose duly elected leadership has callously left them without protection from just retribution for their terrorist crimes. The leaders who took their people’s aid money and are living in Qatar in five star hotels building shopping centers for themselves. Who built terrorist tunnels under their homes, mosques, hospitals and schools, and recruited their sons to die for Allah, while they sit in bunkers waiting for the U.N. to rescue them.

Don’t cry for us, or our families, or our children, or grandchildren. Not this time. Not ever. Not if we can help it. Because this time, thank God, we have a country. We are armed. This time, with God’s help, we know how to protect ourselves from Nazis and their high-minded media cheerleaders.

I would like to end this with an expletive and a hand gesture towards the people I’m addressing. Please choose one you think would be fitting. I can think of many.



                                              Sadly, Here’s the Truth

                                                                       By Ruki Renov



Yom Kippur, one year prior to the Yom Kippur War, a relative of mine, whose brother was a member of the Golani Brigade was on duty, driving a tank when he saw a baby in a carriage in the center of the road. When he left the tank and began to move the carriage, he and twenty other young soldiers, the baby and the tank exploded. The Palestinians had booby trapped the carriage and used the baby as a human sacrifice to fight the Israelis. Israel mourned the tragic death of these beautiful young souls. The Arabs celebrated having blown up the tank and soldiers. The Palestinian baby was inconsequential to them.

 We are aching, the tears welling up, the sadness overpowering. We are each in constant pain, unable to sleep, unable to breathe, unable to turn off whatever form of media we use, constantly searching for a word or a glimpse at what is happening, unable to stop davening and crying out to Hakodosh Baruch Hu for an everlasting peace.

Each Jewish soul is connected. We are a tiny inter-twined people. Each one of us is related to, or knows someone who is related to, or close with someone who has fallen for the sake of the survival of our Jewish nation. Most of these boys are 19, 20, 21. How hard does a parent work, how much does a parent invest, how often does a parent worry, how many stitches does a parent survive, until they are able to see a son reach that age when they can start looking forward to the nachas they have dreamed of from this precious child?

       And the media speaks of the wounded as if Jewish wounds are nothing. How many soldiers are now without hands or legs, without eyesight or hearing? How many are crippled or paralyzed? How many are in shock and psychologically damaged for life?

 Yet the world is furious and rioting because only 48 Israelis have died as compared to 1,100 Palestinians. Hamas causes and flaunts these deaths as a means to win the propaganda war. No one asks why Israel was forced to return 1000 terrorists in order to get back one soldier, Gilad Shallit.  

The world shouts that it is unfair that Israel has the most up to date weaponry and the iron dome and the poor Hamas terrorists don’t have sophisticated equipment to defend themselves. Does the world believe that rockets shooting at your home causing fear, disruption and devastation for fourteen years isn’t harmful?  Isn’t Israel the country that promotes education and produces scientists and engineers and technicians who are responsible for much of the advanced technology including the iron dome?  Isn’t the Israeli army the one who so carefully tries to avoid hurting civilians whereas Hamas promotes war and incites and applauds the indiscriminate killing of civilians?

Since the horrific kidnapping of Eyal, Gilad and Naftali and the start of Operation Protective Edge, the media has continuously, once again, spoken about Israel returning to the Pre 1967 borders and removing the barriers between Israel and Gaza. Why is it so impossible for the media, supposedly our most intelligent reporters and investigators, to recall the reason for the war in which Israel reclaimed those boundaries and for the erecting of the wall around Gaza? 

Prior to the 1967 War, the Egyptians, the Syrians and Jordanians were amassing troops and weapons to destroy Israel forcing Israel into a pre-emptive strike against the Arab nations. If, at that time the Arabs were all right with the borders, why then were they planning a war against us? It is therefore quite apparent that the Arabs were dissatisfied with those borders, so why would anyone believe that Israel returning to those borders would satisfy them now?

Pre sixty-seven, the Jews were never allowed to enter the Old City and visit and pray at the holiest Jewish site, the Western Wall and Har Habayis. After the war, when the Israelis took control of the old city, they still allowed the Moslems as well as every other religion to live and visit the Old City. They allowed the Arabs to retain the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is the third holiest Moslem site and forfeited the Jew’s right to take over the mosque, built on Har Habayis, the Jews most holy place in the entire world. 

In 2000, the Palestinians were offered 95% of the West Bank and Gaza and the Arabs rejected it and started sending in suicide bombers. In 2005 Gaza was turned over to the Palestinians in another of Israel’s many efforts to achieve peace. As is quite obvious to all sane people today, rather than taking the greenhouses left by the Israelis (purchased for them for $20 million by Jewish American philanthropists and unrealistic dreamers) and building an economically independent community, Hamas destroyed them and used the scrap for ammunition. Rather than taking the cement to build necessary schools and hospitals for their families, they used the cement to build terror tunnels of destruction. Rather than building an economy, they starved their citizens and rather than promoting peace, they prepared for war.

            How can the world forget that the wall to close off Gaza was erected in response to years of suicide bombings by the terrorist organizations - terrorists who murdered innocent men, women and children, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters and siblings, terrorists who set off bombs in buses, cafes and pizza shops, terrorists who are now using their own children and babies as human shields. These are the terrorists being lauded in the media as the poor displaced victims who only want to pass freely into Israel, who are only requesting that we respect “their dignity”. Where were the protests against the Arab suicide bombers? Weren’t they killing innocent civilians?

            In 1978, for the sake of peace, Israel returned the Sinai desert, a piece of land larger than all of Israel and rich in oil. Israel returned Shor al Moshak, and finally ousted it’s own people out of their homes and a thriving community in order to return Gaza. Never in history has a country that attained land in a war, returned that land. But Israel bowed to world pressure and what have we achieved? And what has the world learned?  We displace our own and place the terrorist factions in our midst. We supply them with water, gas, electricity and building materials and we still hear the cry from the world screaming, “Return the land to the refugees. Allow them free access to enter Israel.”

The   terrorists claim to be fighting because they want more land? Lies! They want the destruction of Israel and resent having a democratic Western culture in their midst.

The fact that Jews have had a presence in Israel for three thousand years seems inconsequential to the world. The fact that there are 22 Arab countries, which refuse to take in the 800,000 Arab refugees, does not concern anyone. The fact that the Jewish people have one little country that is smaller than the state of New Jersey, yet has taken in 800,000 Jewish refugees from Ethiopia and Russia and integrated them into Israeli society, does not impress anyone.  The fact that Israel has a tremendous population of people in need yet gives money for the restructure of Gaza instead, does not impress anyone. The fact that Israel has contributed so much to the world, as far as advances in science, technology and agricultural development, whereas the Arabs have only contributed terrorism and instability, does not register with the world. Even the fact that Israel is Americas only true democratic ally in the Middle East does not seem to affect anyone’s opinion.

Hamas, PLO, all the terrorist groups which compose the Palestinians are pawns of the Moslem countries whose aim is to allow them to do the fighting in order to wipe out Israel and western influences. How simple would it be for 22 countries to absorb these refugees, yet they encourage them to stay and fight against Israel.

            Since 1948 Israel has tried to achieve peace with the Arabs.  Israel has never evicted Arabs. Arabs have run away. On, the contrary, Israel has continuously offered Arabs a home. There are one and a half million Arabs that are Israeli citizens with equal rights and representation in the Kneset. What other country would allow their opposition, an Arab MK, to stand up during a Kneset meeting and ask for a moment of silence for the dead Gazans? Has anyone called for a moment of Silence for the dead Jews?

            The media chooses to make the world believe that the people of Gaza are mostly innocents and that they are being victimized by Hamas.  Yes, there are some innocent individuals but ask yourself, how come every time Hamas performs a horrific act such as a kidnapping or a rocket firing, hundreds of thousands of Gazans, adults and children alike, are dancing in the street?  The media claims that only 15% of the Gazans are Hamas terrorists. But didn’t the people of Gaza elect the Hamas rule? “Yes”, says the media, but the innocent children did not elect Hamas?’ But the children’s’ parents elected Hamas and therefore aren’t they the ones responsible for choosing violence?

            What other people in the world, other than the Jews, before bombing an area gives the enemy warnings, makes announcements, makes phone calls, sends up flares? Oh, sorry, we should have sent limousines to transport them out of Gaza. Hamas tells the people to remain, to stand on rooftops, to defy the Israelis. For them the more Gazan casualties, the more world sympathy, the greater the victory in the media war.

Where are these Hamas leaders who are teaching the children hatred and violence, revenge and armament, who have turned schools into training camps and who have used schools, hospitals and mosques as weapon storage and rocket  launching facilities? These leaders are in five star hotels in Kuwait so they can demand that despite all the loss of lives, their people will continue the fight.

When a Jew does something wrong, every other Jew stands up and condemns him. When an Arab commits an atrocity, the rest of the Arab world applauds him. Our three kadosh Jewish boys being brutally murdered was obviously not the concern of the Arab world. They didn’t bother to seek the perpetrators of such a horrendous crime. When a few sick Israelis took vengeance on a young Arab boy, Israel and its government made sure to condemn and punish those responsible.

The fact is that, according to all intelligence sources, there are 1.2 billion Moslems existing in the world today of which “only” 15%-20% are radicals. This means that there are “only,” between 180-300 million radicals dedicated to the destruction of Israel and the Western world. And how often do you see a Moslem come out and criticize the acts of terror? Even in a state of fear, they could cover their faces and speak out against the terrorists, but they don’t because the Koran does call for the destruction of the Jewish people and for the Moslems to eventually inhabit and rule the entire world.

Yet the underdog, victim mentality that the terrorists play so well stirs the world.  No one seems to be concerned that 200,000 Syrians have been killed in

the civil war in Syria - 17,000 just this past week? Are there protests breaking out around the world because of these atrocities? The world keeps calling for cease-fires so that the Red Cross can go into Gaza while Gilad Shallit was captured for five years and never allowed a single visit by the Red Cross. The world is calling for cease-fires, which Israel acquiesces to and Hamas violates. The Israelis treat the Gazan victims in Israel hospitals and brings in blood reserves to Gaza which Hamas blocks. Is anyone marching to protest Hamas’s treatment of the Gazans? What other country, other than Israel, would ever treat their enemies so humanitarily? Yet, there is violence against Jews all over the world and we are condemned by the reprehensible UN Council. Every self-respecting person should be protesting the sinister violence being perpetrated against innocent Jews all over Europe and South America. But because the world needs the Arab oil, society is willing to bow to Arab demands. It twists reality in order to excuse its own unreasonable and disgusting behavior. ( The world remembers the oil but forgets all the contributions of the Jews who have earned 1,291 nobel prizes as compared to the Moslems who received 7 including Yassar Arafat’s Nobel Peace Prize)

Why can’t anyone seem to remember and acknowledge that each time the borders of Gaza are opened, the Israelis are faced with terrorists sneaking across either to kill civilians or to kidnap them. Would any sane individual open the door to their home if every time he opened it a member of his family was murdered? How fast the world forgets – or when it comes to the Jews, does it just choose not to remember?

The network of tunnels that Hamas built was not so the Gazans could sneak out and find work in Israel but rather to destroy all of Israel. We want an end to bloodshed. We dream of living in peace, but we cannot stop fighting until we wipe out all the “terror tunnels”. We cannot agree to a ceasefire without our terms being met.  We, unfortunately have to pray that the world wakes up and sees reality without allowing “oil” to cloud their view. Who would have believed that after 9/11 the world would not realize what the Arab Moslem Fundamentalists, terrorists are willing and capable of doing?

Unfortunately, more precious Jewish blood will have to flow in order to fight the fight that the rest of the world should be fighting. As someone wrote, “If Hamas puts down its weapons, we can have peace. If the Israelis put down their weapons, Israel will be destroyed,” and the rest of the free world will soon follow.

May Hashem give Israel, it’s soldiers, their parents, their wives, girlfriends, siblings, relatives and friends, the strength to keep fighting on the battleground,, give the leaders of Israel and world Jewry the right words to keep saying in the public relations, media arena and may Hashem give all the Jews of the world the realization that only through prayer and connecting with Hashem, will this war be won and Mashiach come quickly in our day.


                                            *Ruki Renov is the author of The Art of Marriage,                     

                                The Art of The Date and Don’t Burst My Bubble

Calories DO count on Shabbat...You're not going to believe how many we consume on the Sabbath.


Excerpt taken from article originally published in the CJN (Canadian Jewish News, July 24h, 2014) 

People often say, “Calories do not count on Shabbat.” The reality is that our caloric intake on Shabbat is not just high…it’s astronomical. Prepare to be shocked as I present to you the average amount of calories consumed on any given Sabbath.

Before we can start the caloric calculation there are some essential nutritional facts you need to know. Firstly, most adults need to consume anywhere between 2000 and 3000 calories a day. Woman and smaller less active people need fewer calories. Men and bigger more active people need more calories. If you are eating more than the proper amount calories for your gender, size, and activity level your weight will increase.  Being overweight is one of the strongest risk factors for developing heart disease, diabetes and various cancers. The key point here - consuming too many calories on Shabbat may negatively affect your health. 

Everyone differs in the amount of food they consume. Some people really binge while others eat more average portions of everything being served. Others won’t eat everything being presented and are far pickier.  I decided to calculate the total calories consumed during Shabbat based on what I considered to be an average Shabbat meal plan by an average eater – normal portions of every food offered during each Sabbath meal. The truth of course that caloric intake will varies greatly for each person depending on what you eat and how much; I therefore strongly recommend you calculate your own personal Shabbat caloric intake. You can do this using the following web based tool: 

Let’s begin the calculation. 

Total Caloric Assessment of Shabbat Meals:  

Dinner: 1 roasted breast of roasted chicken with skin (276) 2 pieces of Challah (160) 1 serving of brisket (327), 1 portion of Mixed green Salad with Italian dressing (87) 1 portion of gefilte fish (77), 1 cup of wine (83), ½ cup of concord grape juice (70), matzo ball soup (118), 1 portion of rice (111), 1 serving of marinated green bean salad (157), 1 portion of chocolate cake (352), 1 chocolate chip cookie (49) 

Dinner Total Calories:  1867

Kiddush: 1 chocolate chip cookie (49), 1 bowl of meat Cholent, (253) 1 serving of potato kugel (299) 1 small cup of soda (coke)(182), 3 pieces of herring, (120) 4 Tam Tam crackers (60) 1 shot of scotch (97), 2 carrot slices and a piece of red pepper (8)

Kiddush Total Calories:  1068

Lunch: 2 pieces of Challah (160), 1 serving of Cholent, (253) 1 chicken leg, (241) 1 servings of strawberry and spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing (250), 1 serving of baked 3oz salmon (150), 1 serving of quinoa salad (222), 1 serving of  potato kugel (299) 1 glass of Moscato white wine (123), ½ cup of concord grape juice (70), 1 cup of Tropicana orange juice (110), 1 portion of Toffuti vanilla ice cream (130), 1 portion of chocolate cake (352)

Lunch Total Calories: 2360

Third meal: 1 Challah bun (172), ½ cup serving of tuna salad (191) ½ cup serving of egg salad (222), 3 pieces of herring, (120), 1 serving of coleslaw salad (100), 2 tbsp of Hummus (30)

Third meal Total: 835

Total Caloric Intake on Shabbat without Third Meal: 5295

Total Caloric Intake on Shabbat with Third Meal: 6130

There you have it! On Shabbat the average eater consumes 6000+ calories!! That is about 3X the amount recommended for the average person. Where will all these extra calories go? They will become unwanted fat. Excess weight equals a greater risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and some cancers later in life. We need take control of our Sabbath eating habits if we want to stay healthy.  Next time you feel the need to eat everything being served on Shabbat remember, ”Calories Do really count on Shabbat!”

Dr. Anders Nerman, ND. 

Information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. Always speak with your physician or other healthcare professional before taking any medication or nutritional, herbal or homeopathic supplement, or adopting any treatment for a health problem.

Dr. Anders Nerman, N.D. is a Naturopathic Doctor with an Integrative Family Medical practice in Wolfson Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. 

For more visit or call972-54-427-8667.

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March 29/27 Adar II – Tazriah –Dovid and Shoshana Kestenbaum, 366 Summit, Ced

April 5/5 Nissan – Metzorah – Yehuda and Malya Kunstler, 346 Forest Ave., Wdmr

Wishing you a kosher and fraylichen Pes

Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst

Women's Iyun Tefila Shiur















Rebbetzin Weinberger's Shiur

Rebbetzin Weinberger's shiur for women will resume on Tuesday, October 15/11 Cheshvan at 11:00 a.m. 


Ohel Sara Amen Group in memory of Sarit Marton a'h
The "Ohel Sara" Amen Group
in memory of Sarit Marton a'h
This week's shiurim and chabura schedule:
The "Ohel Sara" Amen Group
in memory of Sarit Marton a'h
cordially invites all women to attend our
Spring Learning Series. 

This week's Shiurim & Chabura  schedule
is as follows:

Sunday, May 4, 2014
9:30 AM   Chabura - Garden of Emunah
Monday, May 5, 2014
9:15 AM    Chabura - Hilchos Brachos
9:30 AM    Rabbi David Fohrman
1:00 PM    Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller - The Maharal of Prague
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  9:15 AM   Chabura - Rav Schwab on Tefilah
10:00 AM   Rabbi Tzvi Flaum - Chumash
11:15 AM   Rabbi Tzvi Flaum - Pirke Avos
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
9:15 AM    Chabura - Rabbi Eric Coopersmith - Teleconference
1:00 PM    Mrs. Chavi Alpert - The Gra
2 Forest Lane
Lawrence, NY
Entrance on Broadway
There is no admission charge to attend any of our programs or shiurim





Sunday, March 2, 2014 - ROSH CHODESH ADAR BEIS

8:15 AM   Brachos
9:00 AM   Hallel
9:30 AM   Rabbi Yossi Wallis, CEO of Arachim


Monday, March 3, 2014 - ROSH CHODESH ADAR BEIS

8:15 AM   Brachos
9:00 AM   Hallel
9:30 AM   Rabbi Dani Staum





Rabbi Fohrman's Shiur- New Time

Rabbi David Forhrman's Genesis Unveiled series resumes this Saturday evening, February 8th. Please note the new time of 7:15pm.


The AIPAC program, From Woodmere to Washington will follow the class at 8:30pm. 



Esti Stahler

Parshat Tzav

Parshat Vayishlach

Parshat Lech Lichah

Parshat Noach 2012 


Parshat Breishit 2012, Parshat Nitzavim/Vayelech  Parshat Naso Parshat Behaalotchah Parshat Shlach



Rabbi Eytan Feiner
Rav Meir Goldvicht'halotcha.mp3'halotcha.pdf
Shira Smiles -massey-the-grand-scheme.mp3
Past Shiurim at Ohel Sara Amen Group
Second Anniversary Program 2007
Rabbi Dovid Weinberger on Sarit Marton's Yahrtzeit Dedication:
Midos, December 4, 2007

Rabbi Nissel on Tefilah, November 2007 Topic
Rebbetzin Shira Smiles, December 2007 Topic
Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 15, 2007
Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 22, 2007
Debbie Greenblatt, Michtav M'Eliyahu: Midat Harachamim, October 31, 2007
Esther Wein and Rachel Baron: Chahashemesh L'Yaakov, July 31, 2006
Esther Wein Musaf Rosh Hashanah September 6, 2006
Rabbi Mordechai Sitorsky September 2006
Rabbi Mordechai Sitorsky on Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, June 26, 2006
Rebbetzin Sara Meisels Rosh Chodesh Elul Divrei Bracha 2006
Rebbetzin Abbey Lerner Rosh Chodesh Iyar 2006
Rabbi Dovid Weinberger on thefirst of Chanukah 2007presenting the Sefer Middos
2nd Anniversary of the "Ohel Sara" Amen Group
Rebbetzin Judy Young a'h speaking at a Rosh Chodesh Elulprogram in Great Neck

Mitzvah Blessings

Sundays only at 8:15am at 386 Felter Avenue, Hewlett.
Women gather to recite and hear at least 100 morning blessings so as to fulfill the mitzvah of doing so. If you know of someone who is ill, please feel free to call and provide the group with the Hebrew name, so that those who are present may pray for him or her. Haidee Blumenthal (516)295-5431

Beryl Wein
Beryl Wein - Click here for this Week's Parshah
Local Mikvehs
Congregation Mikveh of South Shore, 1156 Peninsula Boulevard, Hewlett (516)569-5514
Hebrew Community Service Mikvah, 1121 Sage Street, Far Rockaway (718)327-9727
For Jewish Holidays Only: Aish Kodesh Mikvah. Woodmere Boulevard in Woodmere. Speak with Sandy Polansky to make a reservation. (516)459-2298
Congregation Bais Medrash. 504 West Broadway, Cedarhurst. Speak with Rebbetzin Spiegel(516)569-1971
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Hewlett Woodmere Library - 1125 Broadway, Hewlett 516-374-1967
Peninsula Public Library - 280 Central Avenue, Lawrence 516-239-3262 l
Children's Movies: Sunday at 2:00pm
Story Time: Mondays at 4:15 pm (3-5 Year Olds) - a half hour program of stories and a short film.
Book Discussions: Tuesdays at 6:30 pm (Grades 4 - 7)
Registration - January 12
Program: February 10
The Theif Lord By: Cornelia Funke
Registration - February 9
Program: March 24
To Be Announced
Toddler Time: Thursdays at 10:30am (24 - 35 months) - A lively half-hour of songs, stories, fingerplays, movement and a short film for a child accompanied by an adult.
Mother Goose: Fridays at 10:00 am (12-23 months) - Programs of songs, finger plays, nursery rhymes and board books for very young readers accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
Parent-Child Workshop: Thursdays at 10:00-11:15 (12-35 months)
A special program that encourages parents to play, sing and do finger plays with their children. Specialists in the fields of Speech and Hearing, Behavior and Development, Nutrition, and Dance/Movement are available at various sessions. Registration is required and is being accepted in the children's room.
Book Talking with Arnold Rosenbaum: Wednesdays at 1:00pm
The Defining Moment - FDR's First Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope by Jonathan Alter. January 31
Economic Problems Facing the Middle Class .Mr. Rosenbaum will present his thoughts on the socioeconomic problems facing the American middle class. March 14
If Music Be The Food of Love...Shakespeare In Love: Sunday, January 7 at 2:30pm. New York jazz vocalist Christiana Drapkin celebrates the beauty and power of William Shakespeare's poetry and presents it in lively, sometimes haunting, jazz arrangements. The songs are direct quotations from Shakespeare's plays. Tickets required.
Picasso and American Art: Monday, January 8 at 1:00 pm. Picasso is acknowledged by many as the central figure of the modern movement. Art historian Mary Vahey will examine the sometimes worshipful, sometimes testy relationship between American artists and the Picasso, the immensely inventive Spaniard.
A Rockette Remembers: Wednesday, January 17 at 1:00pm. Corliss Whitney, the honorary historian of the Rockette Alumnae, shares poignant stories about her years as a Rockette during the 40's and 50's.
Laugh Your Way to Health - Humor Therapy: Wednesday, January 24 at 1:00pm. A presentation that will focus on the latest studies that scientifically prove and explain how and why laughter IS the best medicine.
Berman Does Merman: Sunday February 4 at 2:30pm. Songs and stories celebrating Ethel Mermans brilliant career will be brought to PPL by vocalist Lisa Berman. Tickets required.
India...Exotic and Ancient Land of Contrasts: Thursday, February 8 at 1:00pm. Through lecture and slides, Sally Wendkos Olds will guide you on a journey to another world of exotic beauty and ancient splendor.
Great Lyricists and/or Poets: Wednesday, February 14 at 1:00pm. Arnie Rosenbaum will share the poetic lyrics of Ira Gershwin, Alan J. Lerner and Larry Hart. You decide if the great lyricists of the 20th century really were master poets.
Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall - An Artists Country Estate: Monday, March 19 at 1:00pm. Ines Powell, Metropolitan Museum of Art educator, will present an illustrated lecture which will bring together many of the architectural elements and design features of Tiffany's extraordinary country estate in Oyster Bay.