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YOUNG ISRAEL OF WEST HARTFORD

2240 ALBANY AVENUE


WEST HARTFORD, CT 06117
(860) 233-3084 Shabbat Parshat Shoftim
Web Site: http://www.YoungIsraelWH.org
August 14th, 2010 4 Elul 5770
YOUNG ISRAEL OF WEST HARTFORD

Shabbat Parshat Shoftim Kiddush This Shabbat


8:15 AM Rabbi Sheinkopf’s Mishna Brurah Class Co-Sponsored by
9:00 AM Shacharit Audrey & Leon Laufer & Phyllis & Sid Ulreich
9:26 AM Sof Zman Kriat Shma
6:35 PM Rabbi Weinberg’s Shabbat Afternoon Class
In honor of
7:20 PM Mincha, Seudah Shlishit & Maariv Adena Laufer’s forthcoming marriage to
8:36 PM Shabbat Ends Zachary Saltzman!
Rabbi’s Corner & Happy Birthday to Judie!
Thank you to everyone for your kind wishes af- In honor of the visit of
ter the passing of my grandmother this week. In the
last eight months Elana and I have lost three grandpar-
Debbie, Benjamin, Leora, Adira & Ari
ents with whom we were exceptionally close and that Waltuch from Israel!
has certainly not been easy. & Happy Birthday to Debbie!
My Bubby who died this week was an absolutely
remarkable woman; her life and legacy are an inspira-
tion to so many. My Bubby was very wise, determined, ‫מזל טוב‬
and way ahead of her time. She outlived all of her ‫ מזל טוב‬to Adena Laufer on her upcoming
eleven siblings and their spouses and many of her
marriage to Zachary Saltzman, son of Barry & Joan
nieces and nephews as well. It astounds me how she
was able to work, be a wonderful wife to my grandfa-
Saltzman of Scarsdale. ‫ מזל טוב‬to Audrey, Leon,
ther, take care of her kids, her house and the family fi- Michael & Judie!
nances for her whole life with such success. She devel-
oped many skills in the financial world and knew more ‫צאתכם לשלום‬
about investments than I will ever know. She was a To all those leaving for yeshiva or Israel:
master cook and baker and kept her home immacu- Pinny Elbaum, Liron Goldberg, Micah Gordon,
lately clean, well stocked, and supremely organized. No & Nathan Young
matter what question would arise amongst us whether
it was about relationships, marriage, what stock to in-
vest in, how to get a stain out of a shirt, or how to get a
‫ברוך דין האמת‬
cake to rise higher, she was there for us with sage ad-
We regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi
vice. What was even more remarkable and educational
to me was that if she didn’t know the answer she would Weinberg’s grandmother Riva Weinberg, beloved
find it out and if she couldn’t find it out she was never mother of Morrie & Lynn Weinberg. May Hashem
afraid to experiment and if things didn’t turn out right comfort the Weinberg family among the
she would never get flustered but simply say “if at first mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim!
you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
‫ברוך דין האמת‬
We were fortunate enough to have her as part
We regret to inform you of the passing of Hannah
of our lives and to have been in Montreal when she
died. Her last words to Elana and I were “I love you” Bertram beloved mother of Sarah & Harry Elbaum,
and that will remain with us forever. Yehey Zichra Ba- grandmother, & great grandmother of Rivkie, Estie &
ruch. Pinny; Rachel, Raffi, Zev & Chaim Yehuda Berkovic.
Rabbi’s Corner- May Hashem comfort Sarah and the Elbaum family
Continued on page 2 among the mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim!

Editor: Judie Patel Rabbi Brahm Weinberg 860-233-3084 or


E-mail: bulletin @youngisraelwh.org rabbi@youngisraelwh.org
Editors Emeritus: Sam Leichtberg & Moish Trencher
Judith Hessing, Coordinator 860-233-6042 or
Web Site: http://www.YoungIsraelWH.org 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,
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Rabbi’s Corner, continued: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Although it was a bittersweet vacation week for us, it
is good to be back home in West Hartford. Things are Jason Wolfe & Vera Schwarcz
really picking up in shul for the Yamim Noraim and you will In honor of Al Weisel's Birthday
begin to hear about upcoming classes and programs this In honor birth of twins to Natalie & Akiva Weiss
week. Mazal tov to the proud grandparents
I would like to draw your attention to the letter that In memory of Sarah Elbaum's mother
follows which will alert you to some very important changes
that will be happening in our shul to help with decorum. I Debbie & Steve Luger
and others have worked hard on this new project and hope In memory of Sarah Elbaum's mother
that it will add to the sanctity of our wonderful shul. The In honor of Al Weisel's Birthday!
changes are minor but will hopefully help a lot and I ask for
In honor of twin granddaughters to the Weiss's
your cooperation. You can feel free to discuss any thoughts
In memory of Rabbi Weinberg's grandmother Riva
you have about the proposed changes with me.
Shabbat Shalom, Weinberg
Rabbi Weinberg
Evelyn & Bob Harris
In memory of Riva Weinberg, Rabbi Weinberg's
grandmother

Kol Hanearim COME CELEBRATE SHABBAT WITH


The Yom Tovim are almost here! Now is your chance to Beth David Synagogue ~ Beth El Temple ~ Beth Hillel
include your family in a part of YIWH history. Add your Synagogue ~Congregation Beth Israel ~ The Emanuel
child/children's names on our Kol Hanearim Tallis in time Synagogue ~Temple Beth Hillel ~ Temple Sinai ~ Tikvoh
Chadoshoh ~United Synagogues ~ Young Israel of WH
for this Simchat Torah. You can start with one child at a
Hosted by The Emanuel Synagogue
time or add them all at once, the choice is yours! In
Friday, October 29, 2010
addition, the names on the Tallis will all be added to the
4:45 p.m. - Music by The Klezmer Band of Beth Israel
tree of life downstairs, check out the newest additions! 5:30 p.m. - Candle Lighting
Contact Aviva Braunshweiger for 5:35 p.m.– Kabbalat Shabbat
further information 860-231-1808 6:45 p.m. - Catered Dinner
All items are vegetarian except the chicken.
SAVE THE DATES Most are gluten free.
UPCOMING SHUL & COMMUNITY EVENTS Please send reservations with payment by
WOMEN’S SHABBAT LEARNING GROUP October 8th
August 21st at 5:00 PM To The Emanuel Synagogue ~ 160 Mohegan Avenue ~
West Hartford, CT 06117
NEXT BOOK CLUB GET-TOGETHER Please make cheques payable to The Emanuel Synagogue
“City of Thieves” If you are interested in sponsoring part of the evening,
Monday Evening, August 23, 2010 please contact Sharone Kornman - sharonek@ymail.com
At the home of Anita Cohen, 198 Brewster Road
BUY SCRIP! BUY SCRIP!
ELISHA ROSENSWEIG’S CLASS Are you buying gift cards for staff or friends? Buy
Will begin again Tuesday, August 24th, at 8:00 PM them at Waldbaum’s using your existing
At the home of Judie Patel, 100 Lawler Road Waldbaum’s gift card and everyone wins! Please re-
We will be studying Sefer Yona. member to continue to use scrip. It costs nothing ad-
ditional to you - yet it helps the Shul.
SODA BOTTLE COLLECTION Remember, if you can not come and get the cards we
Eliza Katz is collecting bottles, cans and glass during can bring it to you! Let's support our Shul by
the summer to raise money for the Rabbi’s Fund. buying scrip ! Every dollar counts!
Please bring empties to her address 24 Miamis Road. Contact: Judith Hessing (860-233-6042),
She can be reached at 860-680-9847 at 18 Grenhart Street
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YIWH SYNAGOGUE DECORUM PROJECT


YIWH Synagogue Decorum Project
As Elul has begun and we attempt to get ourselves into the mindset of tefilla and of the High Holidays we
will be introducing a few measures to help improve the decorum in our shul during davening. The goal of this pro-
ject is to enhance our tefilla experience which is something important to all of us. We wish to ensure that as a shul
we show the proper level of respect for those around us, for Hashem, and for the holiness of the space that we
have worked so hard to build and maintain. Below are a few ways that we hope will help us reach our goal. As
time goes on we will introduce some of the other creative ideas we have come up with.
We ask for your full cooperation in this project.
Mi Sheberach
We would like to make the job of the gabbai easier, to make our leyning faster and more efficient, to ease
some of the confusion on the bima, and to reduce the amount of time that you are sitting in shul with nothing to
do when it is so tempting to begin a conversation with your neighbor. One of the ways that we want to do that is
by modifying the way that we say “Mi Sheberachs” in between Aliyot on Shabbat and Yom Tov mornings. Men
who get an aliya are welcome and encouraged to make a second Mi Sheberach after their aliya and make a dona-
tion to the shul as is the current practice. However, starting this Shabbat the gabbai will mention by name only
your wife and children’s names. If you have sons-in-law or daughters-in-law or if you have grandchildren, although
they will not be mentioned by name they will be included with your child’s name and the addition of “vechol mish-
pachto/a” (“and his/her whole family”).
We will also be asking the men in the near future to update your name cards so that the gabbaim don’t
have to struggle through it.
Talking in Shul
Lately we have become more lax in allowing the noise level in the room to rise. We know how easy it is to lean
over to your neighbor and start a conversation. No one will fault you for saying a few words here or there in a
whisper but we should not be having full blown conversations with people during davening unless it is for the sake
of the davening itself (e.g. If the gabbai is asking someone to daven or get an aliya etc…). This is disrespectful, dis-
ruptive, and sets a very bad example for the kids and teenagers in the room. When the rabbi or the gabbaim feel
that there is too much noise they will stop the chazzan or baal koreh until it is quiet enough to continue. We will
keep doing this throughout the service in order to ensure that the quiet remains.
Thanks in advance for your support and cooperation. We are committed to working together with you to
ensure that we all come out ahead.
Sincerely,
Rabbi Weinberg
& Zvi Goldfischer (Ritual Committee)

DVAR TORAH OF THE WEEK


RABBI DAVID SILVERBERG – WWW.VBMTORAH.ORG
Parashat Shoftim introduces the concept of royalty in Benei Yisrael. It speaks of the appointment of a king and
several halakhot pertaining thereto. Among the mitzvot applicable to the Jewish king is that he must write a Sefer To-
rah and keep it with him at all times. Rashi cites Chazal's clarification that the king must, in fact, write two Sifrei Torah
(Sanhedrin 21b). The first remained in the palace, while the other accompanied the king wherever he went.
Why were two distinct Sifrei Torah necessary? Why couldn’t the king simply keep one Sefer Torah with him at all times,
within and without of the palace?
A beautiful answer appears in the work Chamudei Tzvi by Rav Hersh Yaar. The two Sifrei Torah of the king re-
flect the two distinct elements of his personality that must be engendered. One Sefer Torah remains in the palace, rep-
resenting the king's private life. The other Torah accompanies the king when he leaves the palace, symbolizing the char-
acter he takes on in public. In ruling his nation, the king must be strong, resolute and confident. He must boldly uphold
justice and truth and courageously fight corruption and evil. When retreating to his palace, however, the king must pull
out a much different Sefer Torah, that of humility and self-scrutiny. In the privacy of his personal chamber, the king, like
everyone else, must constantly review his conduct in an honest and self-effacing effort to perfect his character. These
are the two Sifrei Torah that the Jewish king must study continuously throughout his reign.

 YIWH Schedule of Services  It is easy to sponsor a Kiddush


August 13th - 20th, 2010
Shabbat Parshat Shoftim
Or Seudah Shlishit!

Friday, August 13th Shul handles set up & Clean up!


Shacharit 6:45 a.m. Contact Judie Patel at 236-4178
Mincha/Maariv 7:00 p.m. or judiep@gmail.com to
Candle Lighting 7:38 p.m. check the availability of the date
Shabbat, August 14th you need & to make the
Rabbi Sheinkopf’s Mishna Brurah Class 8:15 a.m. arrangements for the type of
Shacharit 9:00 a.m. Kiddush you want to sponsor.
Sof Zman Kriat Shma 9:26 a.m. Checks need to be received
Rabbi Weinberg’s Shabbat Afternoon Shiur 6:35 p.m. the Sunday prior to your
On Mesilat Yesharim Kiddush date. Send to David
Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit & Maariv 7:20 p.m. Cohen at 19 Mansfield Avenue.
Shabbat Ends 8:36p.m. There are three types
Sunday, August 15th - Thursday, August 19th of Kiddushim:
Earliest Tallit & Tefillin 5:02 a.m. Standard for $150,
Shacharit... Sunday 8:15 a.m. Semi-Deluxe for $250
Followed by Rabbi Weinberg’s Gemara Shiur on 9:00 a.m. & Deluxe for $350
Masechet Chulin Perek 8 With supplements available.
Shacharit…Monday - Thursday 6:45 a.m.
For Seudah Shlishit contact
Mincha/Maariv @ YIWH 7:35 p.m.
Stan Rutstein at 232-3369
Friday, August 13th
Shacharit 6:45 a.m. Kiddush Schedule
Mincha/Maariv 7:00 p.m. 8/14 Ulreich/Laufer
Candle Lighting 7:27 p.m. 8/28 Lichter

Check out the Weekly Schedule on the Shul Website: http://www.youngisraelwh.org/


Times from: http://www.ou.org/holidays/calendar

Ner La’Maor
Lights Pat La’Orchim
Evelyn & David Hessing Challah rolls for Seudah Shlishit Kiddush Supplement
In Memory of their Grandmothers Betty & Irving Wizenfeld Rabbi Brahm & Elana Weinberg
Sarah Schwimmer Betty Wizenfeld in memory of her In honor of their parents
‫שרה רבקה בת חנוך היינך ודבורה‬ Parents Tobias & Esther Spira Morrie & Lynn Weinberg
And ‫טוביה בן צבי אלימלך‬ Dr. Howard & Miriam Rosenblum
Chava Bat Bahiya ‫אסתר בת דוד הכהן‬
‫חוה בת בהיה‬ Irv Wizenfeld in memory of his father
Sam Wizenfeld Seudah Shlishit Supplement
Yayin l’ Kiddush Ve'Havdalah ‫שמואל מאיר בן יצחק הכהן‬ 12:14 ‫קהלת‬
Wine for Kiddush & Havdallah ‫”סוף דבר הכל נשמע‬
Judy Leichtberg & Batsheva ‫את האלקים ירא‬
Goldfischer in memory of their 5770 Candy Man: ‫ואת מצותיו שמור‬
father and grandfather, Bernard Kesler “‫כי זה כל האדם‬
Israel Weiss in memory of his father Anonymous
‫ישראל בן דוד‬ Sender ben Avraham Zelig
and their mother & grandmother ‫סנדר בן אברהם זליג‬
Frida Weiss
‫טויבא פרידה בת עזרא‬

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 YIWH Schedule of Services  It is easy to sponsor a Kiddush


August 20th - 27th, 2010
Shabbat Parshat KiTetze
Or Seudah Shlishit!

Friday, August 20th Shul handles set up & Clean up!


Shacharit 6:45 a.m. Contact Judie Patel at 236-4178
Mincha/Maariv 7:00 p.m. or judiep@gmail.com to
Candle Lighting 7:27 p.m. check the availability of the date
Shabbat, August 21st you need & to make the
Rabbi Sheinkopf’s Mishna Brurah Class 8:15 a.m. arrangements for the type of
Shacharit 9:00 a.m. Kiddush you want to sponsor.
Sof Zman Kriat Shma 9:28 a.m. Checks need to be received
Rabbi Weinberg’s Shabbat Afternoon Shiur 6:25 p.m. the Sunday prior to your
On Mesilat Yesharim Kiddush date. Send to David
Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit & Maariv 7:10 p.m. Cohen at 19 Mansfield Avenue.
Shabbat Ends 8:26p.m. There are three types
Sunday, August 22nd - Thursday, August 26th of Kiddushim:
Earliest Tallit & Tefillin 5:11 a.m. Standard for $150,
Shacharit... Sunday 8:15 a.m. Semi-Deluxe for $250
Followed by Rabbi Weinberg’s Gemara Shiur on 9:00 a.m. & Deluxe for $350
Masechet Chulin Perek 8 With supplements available.
Shacharit…Monday & Thursday 6:45 a.m.
For Seudah Shlishit contact
Mincha/Maariv @ YIWH 7:25 p.m.
Stan Rutstein at 232-3369
Friday, August 27th
Shacharit 6:45 a.m. Kiddush Schedule
Mincha/Maariv 7:00 p.m. 8/28 Lichter
Candle Lighting 7:17 p.m.

Check out the Weekly Schedule on the Shul Website: http://www.youngisraelwh.org/


Times from: http://www.ou.org/holidays/calendar

Ner La’Maor
Lights Pat La’Orchim
Evelyn & David Hessing Challah rolls for Seudah Shlishit Kiddush Supplement
In Memory of their Grandmothers Betty & Irving Wizenfeld Rabbi Brahm & Elana Weinberg
Sarah Schwimmer Betty Wizenfeld in memory of her In honor of their parents
‫שרה רבקה בת חנוך היינך ודבורה‬ Parents Tobias & Esther Spira Morrie & Lynn Weinberg
And ‫טוביה בן צבי אלימלך‬ Dr. Howard & Miriam Rosenblum
Chava Bat Bahiya ‫אסתר בת דוד הכהן‬
‫חוה בת בהיה‬ Irv Wizenfeld in memory of his father
Sam Wizenfeld Seudah Shlishit Supplement
Yayin l’ Kiddush Ve'Havdalah ‫שמואל מאיר בן יצחק הכהן‬ 12:14 ‫קהלת‬
Wine for Kiddush & Havdallah ‫”סוף דבר הכל נשמע‬
Judy Leichtberg & Batsheva ‫את האלקים ירא‬
Goldfischer in memory of their 5770 Candy Man: ‫ואת מצותיו שמור‬
father and grandfather, Bernard Kesler “‫כי זה כל האדם‬
Israel Weiss in memory of his father Anonymous
‫ישראל בן דוד‬ Sender ben Avraham Zelig
and their mother & grandmother ‫סנדר בן אברהם זליג‬
Frida Weiss
‫טויבא פרידה בת עזרא‬

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 YIWH Schedule of Services  It is easy to sponsor a Kiddush


August 27th - September 3rd, 2010
Shabbat Parshat Ki Tavo
Or Seudah Shlishit!

Friday, August 27th Shul handles set up & Clean up!


Shacharit 6:45 a.m. Contact Judie Patel at 236-4178
Mincha/Maariv 7:00 p.m. or judiep@gmail.com to
Candle Lighting 7:17 p.m. check the availability of the date
Shabbat, August 28th you need & to make the
Rabbi Sheinkopf’s Mishna Brurah Class 8:15 a.m. arrangements for the type of
Shacharit 9:00 a.m. Kiddush you want to sponsor.
Sof Zman Kriat Shma 9:31 a.m. Checks need to be received
Rabbi Weinberg’s Shabbat Afternoon Shiur 6:15 p.m. the Sunday prior to your
On Mesilat Yesharim Kiddush date. Send to David
Mincha followed by Seudah Shlishit & Maariv 7:00 p.m. Cohen at 19 Mansfield Avenue.
Shabbat Ends 8:15p.m. There are three types
Sunday, August 29th - Thursday, September 2nd of Kiddushim:
Earliest Tallit & Tefillin 5:19 a.m. Standard for $150,
Shacharit... Sunday 8:15 a.m. Semi-Deluxe for $250
Followed by Rabbi Weinberg’s Gemara Shiur on 9:00 a.m. & Deluxe for $350
Masechet Chulin Perek 8 With supplements available.
Shacharit…Monday & Thursday 6:45 a.m.
For Seudah Shlishit contact
Mincha/Maariv @ YIWH 7:15 p.m.
Stan Rutstein at 232-3369
Friday, September 3rd
Shacharit 6:45 a.m. Kiddush Schedule
Mincha/Maariv 7:00 p.m. 8/28 Lichter
Candle Lighting 7:05 p.m.

Check out the Weekly Schedule on the Shul Website: http://www.youngisraelwh.org/


Times from: http://www.ou.org/holidays/calendar

Ner La’Maor
Lights Pat La’Orchim
Evelyn & David Hessing Challah rolls for Seudah Shlishit Kiddush Supplement
In Memory of their Grandmothers Betty & Irving Wizenfeld Rabbi Brahm & Elana Weinberg
Sarah Schwimmer Betty Wizenfeld in memory of her In honor of their parents
‫שרה רבקה בת חנוך היינך ודבורה‬ Parents Tobias & Esther Spira Morrie & Lynn Weinberg
And ‫טוביה בן צבי אלימלך‬ Dr. Howard & Miriam Rosenblum
Chava Bat Bahiya ‫אסתר בת דוד הכהן‬
‫חוה בת בהיה‬ Irv Wizenfeld in memory of his father
Sam Wizenfeld Seudah Shlishit Supplement
Yayin l’ Kiddush Ve'Havdalah ‫שמואל מאיר בן יצחק הכהן‬ 12:14 ‫קהלת‬
Wine for Kiddush & Havdallah ‫”סוף דבר הכל נשמע‬
Judy Leichtberg & Batsheva ‫את האלקים ירא‬
Goldfischer in memory of their 5770 Candy Man: ‫ואת מצותיו שמור‬
father and grandfather, Bernard Kesler “‫כי זה כל האדם‬
Israel Weiss in memory of his father Anonymous
‫ישראל בן דוד‬ Sender ben Avraham Zelig
and their mother & grandmother ‫סנדר בן אברהם זליג‬
Frida Weiss
‫טויבא פרידה בת עזרא‬

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