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 Summer' s Almost Done , Off For Fun

Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS 

The end of the summer has that unique status of being -go on vacation time. Or more correctly -what vacation to go on- time.  

The choices are challenging, where to go and how to get there. Go by air or go by car? So let's look at the consideration for each.  

For instance, if you go to the airport what should you pack your stuff in to?  They have these great new suitcases. They walk straight and tall beside you just like a best friend.   You just have to hold their hand-le and you stroll together like 2 relaxed, healthy pals. No leaning them over, no struggling to drag them. The problem is because of the mechanism involved, they weigh more than other suitcases and they have less room to pack in. So...do you want to drag half your closet all over the airport stooped over like a hunch back? Or do you want to travel like a star, proud and unburdened, but missing half the stuff you need? Your decision!  

Then there’s the security line. Someone recently had a brilliant idea -bring no carry on, that way they can walk right through unbothered. Well, guess what happened?  The security personnel thought that they were completely suspicious, and detained them for hours! After all, who in the world can get their act together so well that they can travel without any carry on?!

Now if you’re a thrill seeker you could always choose a trip to an amusement park or in the alternative just be one of the few who enjoy the turbulence on the airplane itself. Two vacations in one!

And -If you love warm weather- well then, why go anywhere at all, that's what you’ve got just by staying home.  

Of course there are road trips available. That's always fun. Depending of course on what your definition of fun is!!!  So like if you enjoy things such as: traffic, screaming kids, paying tolls, and gas station hopping, this is the choice for you. 

It doesn't matter where you are heading certain things are inevitable.

-Bathroom stops, in which case you are now a plumbing and cleaning supply expert. You are usually reporting missing toilet paper, a broken flusher, or a flooding condition. You thought you were making a quick stop but they've got you in there remedying the latest conditions in their restrooms. After all they were kind enough to have it available to you, you could at least help them keep it functional.

-Food stops, which are usually about 10 seconds after the bathroom stop. Someone is always starving. Ok, to tell the truth, everyone is suddenly starving! Like breakfast a half hour ago just feels like a month ago, once you get in to a car.

Coffee stops- about -a minute after the food stops. The driver just can't keep his eyes open another minute. Even if it's 6 AM!

-And then guess what, someone needs the bathroom again.

 In fact, the best vacation idea would probably be to look for the cleanest, most well stocked, gas station and convenience store and just camp out there for a week!

 Whether you're heading to a lake, a park, another state, or another country, the important thing is to remember you are doing this to try and have a good time.

 So how do you guarantee it?  You can't guarantee the weather; you can't guarantee that everything will go as planned. The one thing you can guarantee is that you are in control of your attitude. So try and see the humor in whatever you do.

 And more importantly here's the real secret to success -plan at least one vacation day when you get back home!!!  Because it's somewhere you already  know , has drinks , coffee ,food , bathrooms , and a bed you probably really like , all available  to you already!

 Rivki Rosenwald is a certified relationship counselor, and career and life coach. She can be contacted at 917-705-2004 or rivki@rosenwalds.com<mailto:rivki@rosenwalds.com

 

Steven Spielberg, E.T. and Growing Up Jewish 
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Teaching kids to take pride in their heritage.

 
Steven Spielberg spoke with the popular film website Moviepilot and opened up about his difficult childhood where he found himself constantly bullied. From an early age, Spielberg lived in fear of being looked at as different because he was Jewish.

“It isn’t something I enjoy admitting, but when I was seven, eight or nine years old, God forgive me, I was embarrassed because we were Orthodox Jews. I was embarrassed by the outward perception of my parents’ Jewish practices. In high school I got smacked and kicked around. Two bloody noses. It was horrible.”

When Spielberg was in Saratoga High School, kids would pass by him in the hall and sneeze “How-Jew”. After school he was again bullied frequently. Spielberg admits that he was ashamed of his Jewish name and all things Jewish. He has said in the past that because of the constant taunting, he “denied” his Judaism for a long time.

“I often told people my last name was German and not Jewish.”

Spielberg’s mom, Leah, shared in a 2012 interview with 60 Minutes that the Spielberg’s lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood and folks would often yell out “The Spielberg’s are dirty Jews.”

Coupled with his parent’s difficult divorce, Spielberg’s self-esteem became battered. He felt all alone.

In order to cope, young Spielberg created an imaginary friend – a compassionate alien.

“The friend could be the brother I never had and a father that I didn’t feel I had anymore.”

This imaginary alien friend became the inspiration behind the popular film E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. And Elliot, the child who finds E.T., is a mirror to Spielberg’s life as a boy.

“We would go from town to town and it would just happen. I would find a best friend, and I would finally become an insider at school and at the moment of my greatest comfort and tranquility move somewhere else. And the older I got the harder it got. And E.T. reflects a lot of that.”

Bullied Kids

Steven Spielberg’s boyhood story of being taunted is not unique. Every day thousands of children are afraid to go to school, get on the bus, sit down for lunch, or join their classmates at recess. Bullying affects kids of every age, all over the world. These children are mercilessly picked on over and over again. Bullies do not stop. They are relentless.

The children who are bullied can be taunted for the way they look, dress, speak, act, their race, home life, or like Steven Spielberg, their religion. No matter the reason behind the cruelty, the child who is being bullied grows fearful and loses self-confidence. While young children are encouraged to confide in a trusted adult like a teacher or parent, pre-teens and teens would be reluctant to bring someone else, especially an adult, into the picture. They are afraid of even more taunting: “So, you had to go to your mommy? What a baby you are!” Instead of sharing their pain, many of these children grow silent. They keep their anguish inside. Childhood becomes an emotional album of painful memories.

Helping Kids Cope

Experts advise parents to build a child’s self-esteem so that the bullying will not destroy feelings of self-worth. The better your child feels about himself, the less likely that the taunting will leave a child battling inner devastation. It is a good idea to encourage hobbies, extracurricular activities, healthy connections with others and friendships made outside of school. Relaying to your child what you love about him, as well as reinforcing his strengths and positive qualities, also build a child’s self-regard. Some children also need parents to role play and help them learn how to ignore the bully or use humor to get around the situation.

It is important to practice confidence, positive body language, and not give the bully the response he is looking for. Forming emotional intelligence skills allows children to learn needed life abilities for future experiences.

From Dirty Jew to Jewish Pride

When it comes to dealing with religious slurs it behooves us to give our children confidence in who they are. Sadly, many of our children will have to deal with taunts and smears denigrating Judaism. The world has only grown more anti-Semitic since Steven Spielberg was a boy. Though he is a remarkable example of one who rose above his fears of being different, and even learned to embrace his heritage publicly through his work, we are not guaranteed that our children will automatically do the same. What can we do to help our children grow with Jewish pride?

Knowledge is power. If we want our children to grow up feeling proud to be called a Jew then we must transmit to them a strong Jewish identity. That means that we stand strong in our own Jewish identity. We need to ask ourselves: what does being Jewish mean to me? How can I help my children connect to their heritage and love their legacy? Am I building Jewish memories for my children to recall as they grow up?

Home is the place where our children learn to really care about being Jewish. We celebrate Shabbos, light our menorahs, sit under the starry skies in our sukkahs and speak about the miracles of our nation Seder night at home. Children observe as we sing the Shema at bedtime, recite blessings, live with Torah morals as we honor our parents, invite guests and speak respectfully to one another. Our homes are our greatest classrooms. We cannot leave our children’s Jewish education to others –whether it be schools, teachers, synagogues or after school programs. The seeds must be planted at home, otherwise there are no roots to anchor our children.

When we help the next generation celebrate their Judaism, grow strong in their daily Jewish moments, learn more about their past so that they can successfully build their future, embrace mitzvot, we create a strong Jewish identity.

When called a “Jew,” instead of feeling shame, let’s make the child feels a surge of pride.

 

 

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL SHIUR WITH
VISITING GUEST SPEAKER FROM JERUSALEM

ESTHER LAPIAN

 

Looking towards Bereshit and the New Year

Bereshit 24: Rebecca and The Absent Bridegroom

Monday, August 31  11:00-12:15 

THE JCC

207 Grove Avenue    Cedarhurst

 

The chapter telling of finding a wife for Isaac opens with an unusual betrothal story that presents us with several intriguing questions:

 

Why does Avraham send a servant, and not the bridegroom, to find a bride? What criteria does Avraham stipulate for Isaac’s bride and why?

Why does the young Rivka agree to leave home and follow a complete

stranger to an unfamiliar land? Can this story give us insight into Rivka’s dubious behavior in the “switching of the blessing”?

How does the meeting between Yitzchak and Rivka foreshadow their life as a married couple?

 

Esther Lapian teaches Tanach and Jewish Studies at the Kerem Institute for Teacher’s Training in Humanistic Jewish Education in Jerusalem.  She also teaches a bi-monthly shiur for adults in the city of Elkanah.  Esther teachers extensively abroad and in Israel to varied Jewish populations. In the past she taught at Stern College for Women and Drisha Institute.  She made Aliyah with her family from

New York City in 1987.

 

There is no fee for this class. To register call Rachayle

(516)569-6733 ext.222 or email

rachayle.deutsch@fivetowns jcc.org


PRAYERS TO FIND A SOULMATE

Prayer 1

Prayer 2

Bashert or Zivig- Which Did You Find?

Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS    

              Does this happen to you? You look up and notice two peas in a pod. Same height, coloring, build, smile, style!  You are looking at a couple who found their soul mate, their zivig. 

A speaker once said -when you see 2 people, a couple, who look so alike that they can be brother and sister. A couple who just look and act as if they're cut from the same cloth.  Then you're looking at soul mates. But, when a couple looks just kinda cute together or not exactly like they fit together, then you are looking at people who found something different. Something called their bashert. 

So which are you and your partner -don't look in the mirror to find out if you look alike! Just Think -do we easily agree, do things just flow, are we on the same page effortlessly. If so -you definitely look alike.  

Now, If you are one of the many blessed ....with the life challenge of a bashert, you don't always agree. You may see some slight flaws in one another. You may not always communicate in just the right tone or manner to get your point across. You may even get a little rowdy.  Does any of this sound familiar? 

 If so - then you are part of the bashert club. You may think gee, that’s a bit frustrating. And it is! But this is how it is in the bashert club because - there you need to fine tune and come together. Education, Reframing, and Rephrasing are your catch words. You are here as a couple, to grow this way! 

Gee wizzzz a zivig sounds so much simpler ----All that getting along and having it easy.  BORING!   Who wants that? Okay so maybe there is something beautiful about that!?! But there is something beautiful in the bashert club too.  It just takes a little more work on your part to bring the beauty out!   

Free choice is not always control of which club we get in to. It's more how we react when we get there. So if you have one of those easy marriages and everything flows-Be appreciative, realize you are blessed and be empathetic when others say they work a bit harder.    

But if you find yourself feeling it takes effort to make it work ---- embrace it! Then suddenly one day you'll pass by a mirror and notice -look at that - we are starting to look alike.  And it's not just because your kids seem to look like both of you.

Rivki Rosenwald is a certified relationship counselor, and career and life coach. She can be contacted at 917-705-2004 or rivki@rosenwalds.com<mailto:rivki@rosenwalds.com

 


 

How to Raise Kids in a Digital World 
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Parents must tune in as kids tune out.
 

The digital world is taking our children away from us.

The recent documentary “Web Junkie” depicts teens in China who have become so enamored with their video games they’ve stopped taking breaks to eat, sleep and even use the bathroom. Hours of playing have caused these kids difficulty in discerning reality and many have come to view the real world as fake. Doctors have diagnosed these children with a clinical disorder and established rehabilitation centers for them where they are kept isolated from media.

Even if your child is not at that level of addiction, most parents agree that our children are excessively plugged in to their devices. A 2010 study cited that the “the average 8-10 year old spends nearly eight hours a day with a variety of media, and older children and teenagers spend more than 11 hours per day.” Texting may become the next behavioral obsession that parents must contend with. Half of teenagers send 50 or more texts a day and 13 to 17 year olds average 3,364 texts a month. These are alarming statistics that are only increasing.

What can we do to prevent our relationship from disintegrating?

Parents Must Take Charge

For parents to make a difference, we must focus on both our own behavior as well as our children. When adults desire uninterrupted screen time, or wish their kids to keep quiet and not bother one other, we use technology as a convenient baby sitter. But we don’t stop to think about the potential harm that we are causing. Conversation ceases. Carpools, dining out and relaxed leisure time are spent in silence. Families stop sharing thoughts, interactions and laughter.

These are important bonding moments. Even sibling’s bickering becomes an opportunity to navigate relationships and learn how to speak and listen to one another. But playing Candy Crush, looking downwards and constantly checking phones prevent kids from staying focused on family. They miss out on nonverbal cues which is how we learn to communicate and read people’s emotions. And when parents were absorbed in their devices, researchers found children more likely to act out as they attempted to get attention. We encourage this behavior because we are not contemplating the impact of our actions.

Few parents have set rules for their children and teens when it comes to tech and phone use. Kids left to their own devices neglect homework, remain sedentary, are sleep deprived and become easily pulled into the addictive nature of the online world. Add to that the dangers that unknown sites and chats pose, we realize that we need to rectify this situation before it’s too late.

Dr. Stiener-Adair, in her best-selling book “The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age,” recommends the following steps:

  • Parents should think twice before using a mobile device when they’re with their children
  • Check emails and texts before interacting with children in the morning, during school hours and after kid’s bed time in the evening
  • When parents come home from work they should walk through the door unplugged. The first hour home should be used to reconnect with family. Children have said that they despise the phrase ‘just checking’ as parents look at their devices.
  • Establish ‘cell free zones’ for both parents and kids. Critical moments like pickup from school are crucial transitional time for children to talk about their day. Parents should not be saying things like ‘just a minute; I need to finish this call.’ Homework should be done without phones at hand. Dinner time both at home and in a restaurant is another ‘device free zone’. We nourish not only bodies but souls too when we join together at a table.
  • Young children should not have their own cellphones or iPads in their bedrooms. As children get older be wary of devices and where they are used. Teenagers require limits and it is not too late to set them. Don’t be afraid of taking charge and enforcing appropriate rules.
  • Caretakers should also be made aware of the dangers of not paying full attention to the children in their charge. There has been a recent 20% increase in accidental injuries seen in pediatric emergency rooms attributed to caretakers’ texting or talking on their phones and not properly watching children while they were in the bath or on the jungle gym.

The negative effect on our relationship with our children is best seen through the words of a girl interviewed for Dr. Stiener-Adair’s book. She said, “I feel like I’m just boring. I’m boring my dad because he will take any text, any call, any time, even on a ski lift.”

We must take the time to disengage from the world of technology and nourish our relationships. Heartache comes when we realize that we have wasted years looking down and missing out on connecting with those we love who sit in front of us, waiting to look into our eyes. Our children need to feel that we value our time together. They deserve our full attention and we will never regret time spent together.


 

Bad Hair Days And Good Ones

Rivki D. Rosenwald Esq., CLC, SDS 

Hi, I am on a trip to Israel with just a few other women. Well, 399 to be exact. We are from all walks of Jewish life. Tonight is our last night in Israel. And everyone has completely changed their identity.  

Literally!  We are all trying on for the first time and switching wigs!! 

Israel has had a wild effect on us. It changes us both physically and spiritually. 

In just 9 days we've gone from independent people to dependent ones. We are dependent on being with each other 24 /7. I wouldn't necessarily say it was a case of love at first sight, but it certainly is love at last sight.    

The women are sending pictures of themselves home wearing the wigs they tried on and the husbands are flipping out. Half because they don't recognize their wives anymore, and the other half because they can't figure out why their wives are sending  home pictures of what they think are other woman. 

What is this strange affect that this trip has on its participants? It’s a combination of women bonding, the air in Israel, and overdosing on humus! 

We also attend classes on the wisdom that the Torah has to give on bettering ourselves as mothers, wives and human beings. And though most of our husbands, of course , know we are perfect just the way we are, we are willing to admit that there may be just one or two minor glitches in our programming. At least when we are alone without them. 

We also tour the country and visit some important sites. We leave kids at second base to visit kids at an army base. We float away from the Hudson River to float on the Jordan River. We exit the West to encounter the Western Wall.  

 And in the end all the connecting has us standing around exchanging identities. 

So don't flip your wig- just realize -we women are a lot more alike than we are different! 

 Because no matter what's on top of our heads, the reality is, we all have bad hair days and good ones.  And bad days and good ones.  

And then you'll be the best version of yourself -inclusive and accepting.  

Rivki Rosenwald is a certified relationship counselor, and career and life coach. She can be contacted at 917-705-2004 or rivki@rosenwalds.com<mailto:rivki@rosenwalds.com

 

Not Gifted: Get Over It 
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How we can stop raising a generation of narcissists.

 
Researchers at the University of Amsterdam studied 565 kids and 705 parents over two years to understand what makes kids narcissists. They went beyond the presumption that smartphones and trophy giving for participation makes it easier today than ever to create a self-absorbed generation. Instead, they focused on the parenting style that produces narcissist kids, those who “feel superior to others, fantasize about personal success, and believe that they deserve special treatment.”

They found that parents who worship their children and teach their sons and daughters that they are ‘extraordinary’, ‘special’ and ‘unique’ encourage overblown views of themselves. At the same time these kids have been found to look less kindly at others. As they grow, so does their arrogance and self-love. The problem is that the world does not think of them the way that their parents do. Take 22 ‘amazing’ kids and put them into a classroom, you will find 22 children who can’t understand why their teacher does not find them ‘amazing’. Their inflated perception leads to a road of disappointment, anxiety and feelings of inadequacy.

You’re So Gifted!

Parents who overvalue their children praise the smallest accomplishments, believe their children are entitled to extra special treatment, and overstate their kid’s accomplishments.

How often do we look at our children’s drawings and say “Wow! Unbelievable!” At little league games we call out “You were amazing!” I have heard parents tell their Lego building kids that “No one can do what you do!” And after a ballet recital “You were the best! A superstar!”

Self-esteem is not developed through grandiose compliments.

Children lavished with overblown praise possess an inflated sense of self and easily grow into arrogant kids. They have learned to expect compliments, require constant affirmation and find it difficult to accept criticism. The late Jeffrey Zaslow wrote an article titled “The Most Praised Generation Goes to Work” for TheWall Street Journal.  He recounts the difficulties that bosses and spouses face as they live with those who have been ‘uber-stroked’ since childhood. We hear of companies that give praise through ‘Celebration Voice Mailboxes’, accolades for simply showing up to work, and large corporations that hire consultants to teach managers how to compliment employees. Zaslow adds that as this generation that has been thought of as ‘gifted’ by their parents grows up, “bosses, professors and mates are feeling the need to lavish praise on young adults or else see them wither under an unfamiliar compliment deficit.”

Some researchers suggest that we are turning our children into “narcissistic praise-junkies.” Inappropriate or constant accolades cause young adults to feel insecure if they are not receiving the constant compliments that made them feel ‘special’ throughout their childhood. A psychotherapist and divorce attorney quoted in the article adds that “young married people who’ve been very praised in their childhoods, particularly, need praise to both their child side and their adult side.” When we live with people who require more ego stroking, relationships can be taxing.

And that leaves us to ponder: what is the right way to help our children achieve self-esteem?

The Best Parenting Strategy

The researchers direct us to the path they feel is the best plan for raising well-adjusted kids. Combining parental warmth along with being realistic about children’s abilities can produce non-narcissistic kids. They add that the greatest prevention to this egocentric living lies in giving our children self-esteem. When they feel accepted by others in a positive light and do not feel forced to thrust their imposing images on others, there will be less feelings of anxiety and depression over time.

What is true self-esteem? We can derive an answer from the Talmud that asks why God created Adam, the first man, alone. Why didn’t He create the world fully populated? Our sages teach us that we are to learn from this that every one of us should look at the world and say, “The world was created for me.” Every individual is vital and has a unique mission that only ‘I’ can fulfill.

Knowing that I count, that I make a difference, that I have a significant spiritual fingerprint that can impact this world makes me feel pride and secure in who I am. I do not require others to constantly tell me that I am ‘special’ or ‘amazing’. My self-respect should never be dependent on other people’s words, or their lavish praise. Instead, each child should grow with the understanding that there is a singular spirit that lies within. If I am able to help my child discover that uniqueness I will give my child the gift of self-esteem.

To help our children harness this singular spirit, parents can work towards generating a positive identity. The ability to recognize that we each have the ability to impact the world and those in it will allow our kids to feel good about themselves. This becomes the spiritual dimension of self-esteem; guiding our children to reveal their true self-worth.

How to Create a Positive Self-Image

Teach Children the Value of their Actions

We can teach our children that they are unique because they have the ability to impact others through their kindness and good deeds, giving them a legacy to live by. Our children will feel pride that the world is a better place because they exist; this is true self-esteem. The talents they have been given are not an end to themselves. Instead they are a means through which they can touch people, even the youngest children. This becomes empowering.

Here are some examples of ways that children can use their actions to impact others and feel good about themselves: A smile can brighten up a room. Music lifts a dark mood. A phone call to grandma elicits joy. A picture makes someone feel remembered. A shared snack invites friendship. An invitation to join a ball game dispels loneliness. The possibilities to create blessing in this world is endless.

Focus on Efforts and Accomplishments

Instead of lavish praise, we should focus on their efforts and real accomplishments. Too many parents thank or reward their kids for tasks they are expected to do. Children are left with the impression that they deserve praise for putting their plate in the dishwasher, picking up their laundry or doing their homework. Ultimately, these children grow to believe that the world revolves around them and it takes no effort on their part; they must just show up and they receive accolades.

Giving children love, being realistic about their abilities, and helping them discover their self-worth is the path we forge as parents who strive to raise successful children. Not through over praising our kids but through harnessing the unique spirit that lies within their souls.

 


 

in memory of Malka Feiga bat Nosson 

Inspired by Tzipora Harris

 

 “Please G-d, let me partner with You and go beyond my constrictions to a place of expansiveness. Everything that happens is part of Your perfect training & development program for me. Help me respond in the most noble way- help me judge favorably, have compassion, let go of having to be in control and give it over to You, G-d. Please bless me with an amazing year of walking with YOU.”

1.      G-D, You have an incredible vision for all of humanity and for me. I want to fulfill Your vision of greatness for me more and more. Please show me what I most need to see gently.

2. I want to recognize the gifts in my life and see the totality of the life You gave me, the blessings and the challenges, as an expression of Your love. Please fill my heart with gratitude.

3. I want to transcend my greatest obstacles to fulfill Your vision for me. Please help me partner with You and go from a place of constraints to a place of expansiveness.

4. Please bless me with all the resources I need to fulfill Your vision for me. (health, clarity, relationships,  a job, place to live etc.)

5. I want to make You King by living myself more according to Your Definition of reality and Your instructions for living. Please guide me.

6. I resolve that I want to be connected to You, G-D, as the source of my wellbeing in life. And not rely on ANYTHING or ANYONE else. Please help me remember that no one else has power.

7. I resolve that this moment is the dawn of a new era in my life.

I stand before You, the Creator of the Universe, my loving Father, I look at the Rosh Hashanah prayer and of course I want to be connected to You as the source of all life, and be the beautiful person You created me to be; I definitely don’t want any of the mistaken choices of the past to stand in the way.  Please help me repair whatever needs fixing.  I want this year to be greater than any year I’ve ever had and I want to be a bigger person than I’ve ever been. Not just for my own sake but for the Jewish people and humanity. Please help me ask for the right things and help me understand Your loving answers.

I want today to be the dawn of a new era in my life.

G-d, You know what I’m facing inside and outside, please help me. “ 


 
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YERACHMIEL MEIR BEN NISSIM AVRAHAM A”H

2013/5773

If you would like to speak, host or receive emails please contact:

Chana Epstein- 295-2537 chanaeps@optonline.net,

Chana Bienstock-569-4077 or Marcia Behar 374-0741-

 FIVE TOWNS COMMUNITY WOMEN'S SHABBOS SHIUR

IN MEMORY OF YERACHMIEL MEIR BEN NISSIM AVRAHAM A”H

If you would like to speak, host or receive emails please contact:Chana Bienstock-569-4077-

Marcia Behar 374-0741-Chana Epstein- 295-2537 chanaeps@optonline.net

A Kesivah V’chasima Tova 5774/2013-14

  

SHIUR WILL BEGIN 5:15 p.m

Aug 29/14 Elul-KiTeitze - Jonathan and Rosalie Shatzman, 400 Barnard Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY

 

 

Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst

Women's Iyun Tefila Shiur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONGREGATION AISH KODESH

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
 
  
Location:
2 Forest Lane
Lawrence, NY
Entrance on Broadway
 
There is no admission charge to attend any of our programs or shiurim
 

 

 
 

 

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Esti Stahler

Parshat Tzav  http://youtu.be/KDz58ktZzY0

Parshat Vayishlach http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMNfGINtQxY

Parshat Lech Lichah  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFPHu7maqgQ

Parshat Noach 2012 


 

Parshat Breishit 2012  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLoPX3PjTsw&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ty4v_6dinqY, Parshat Nitzavim/Vayelech
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_Cvpa82Qfk  Parshat Naso

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPvuLR0x_MM Parshat Behaalotchah

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5-H8uWPlkE&feature=em-share_video_user Parshat Shlach


 

 

Rabbi Eytan Feiner
http://www.s213209882.onlinehome.us/REF_17_Tamuz.mp3
http://www.s213209882.onlinehome.us/REF_Matos.mp3
http://www.s213209882.onlinehome.us/REF_Bhaaloscha.mp3
Rav Meir Goldvicht
http://www.s213209882.onlinehome.us/B'halotcha.mp3 http://www.s213209882.onlinehome.us/B'halotcha.pdf
http://www.s213209882.onlinehome.us/Goldvicht_Naso.mp3
http://www.s213209882.onlinehome.us/Goldvicht_Naso.pdf
 
Shira Smiles
http://download.613.org/smiles/videos/5768-9-43-matos -massey-the-grand-scheme.mp3
http://download.613.org/smiles/videos/5768-9-39-shelach769.mp3
http://download.613.org/smiles/videos/5768-9-38-behaaloscha
-comprehending-the-complaints.mp3
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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
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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

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Beryl Wein
Beryl Wein - Click here for this Week's Parshah
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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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Library
Hewlett Woodmere Library - 1125 Broadway, Hewlett 516-374-1967
Peninsula Public Library - 280 Central Avenue, Lawrence 516-239-3262 l www.peninsulapublic.org
 
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.
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