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661 Dogwood Avenue, West Hempstead, NY 11552

June 14-21, 2019, Sivan 11-18 5779
Parshat Nasso



Friday, June 14, 2019
Shacharit 6:45 am
Candle Lighting 8:08 pm
Mincha/Maariv 7 pm and 8:15 pm


Shabbat, June 15, 2019
Shacharit 7:30 & 9:00 am
Parsha Shiur 8:15 am
Latest Shema 9:09 am
Youth Groups 10:00 am
Mincha 2:00 pm
Youth Celebration 5:30 pm at the Leifer’s, 745 Evergreen Drive
Daf Yomi 6:55 pm
Women’s Shiur 7:00 pm at the home of D. Levy, Topic: Parsha
Mincha 7:55 pm
Rabbi’s Shiur 8:20 pm
Maariv 9:09 pm
Shabbat Ends 9:17 pm


  1. June 16, 2019
    Father’s Day

    Earliest Talit/Tefil. 4:20 am
    Daf Yomi 7:00 am - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
    Shacharit 7:50 am
    Mincha/Maariv 8:15 pm


Weekdays – June 17-21, 2019
Daf Yomi 45 minutes before Shacharit - by Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow
Shacharit 6:35 am Mon & Thu
Shacharit 6:45 am Tue, Wed & Fri
Women’s Parsha Shiur 8:00 pm Tue by Beaty Menchel
Parsha Shiur 8:15 pm Wed by Rabbi Alpert
Cholent & Torah Following Mincha/Maariv Thu by Rabbi Schwalb
Mincha/Maariv 8:15 pm Mon-Thu




Mazal tov to Rabbi & Rebbetzin Kelemer on the birth of a granddaughter, born to their children, Chaim Leib & Miriam Kelemer of Brooklyn.

WELCOME: Aliza & Ash Cohn & family who recently joined the Shul. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

WELCOME: Pesha Kletenik & Chesky Werzberger & family who recently moved into their new home at 642 Knollwood Drive. We look forward to celebrating many smachot together in the future.

MAZAL TOV to Drs. Sheri & Fred Grunseid as their children Mordechai & Rachel Elberger Grunseid will be making aliya this Sunday and Mordechai will be attending medical school in Be’er Sheva. We wish them much hatzlachah in their new home in Be'er Sheva.

HASHKAMA MINYAN KIDDUSH: The Hashkama Minyan Kiddush is sponsored this Shabbat by Elza & Michael Moskowitz as a zchut for a refuah shelemah for Elza’s mother Nikkaddam bat Sarah and for Michael’s father, Aryeh Leib ben Kayla.

BOARD MEETING: There will be a board meeting on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 8:45 pm.

Annual Graduation Kiddush and Graduate List: We will be having our annual Kiddush in honor of our Graduates of any age, including Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College or University graduates on Shabbat Parshat Beha’alotcha, June 22, 2019. The special cost for joining as a sponsor in honor of a graduate is $72. We are also compiling our annual list of graduates that will be circulated on June 21st. Please send an email to with the name of your GRADUATE and include the graduate's old school and new school (or professional info). The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 19th. If you would like to join as a sponsor for the annual kiddush, please send an email to with the information for the announcements.

2019 3rd ANNUAL KOL HA-NE’ARIM TALLIT PROJECT: The Kol ha-Ne’arim aliyah is a cherished minhag of Simchat Torah. It is both a pleasure and honor for the members of our shul to share the nachat each year as we watch our children and grandchildren (and, for some, great-grandchildren) stand under an oversized tallit and receive an aliyah. Baruch HaShem, our families and our community have grown tremendously and will Gd-willing continue to grow. The youth of our shul have such a strong connection with Eitz Chayim – from weekly groups to Shabbos birthday parties to special programming surrounding Yom Tovim – they are at the heart and soul of what our shul is all about. This kesher is exemplified in our shul over Simchat Torah, as we watch the smiling faces of our youth dance with the Torah and receive their special bracha. It is with this in mind that our Shul created the Annual Kol ha-Ne'arim Project. We are once again excited to be offering the opportunity to submit the names of your children, grandchildren, and/or great-grandchildren to be machine-embroidered on the Kol ha-Ne’arim tallit that has been generously donated to the shul by Rabbi Menachem and Leah Brick and family. These names will be added to the same tallit that was embroidered last year. The DEADLINE for submitting your names is July 1, 2019. After that date, we cannot guarantee the names will be included for Simchat Torah this year. However, names will continue to be added each year. Please email the names to Ariella Weitzman ( The fee for including your child/children’s/grandchildren's names is $36 dollars for two names per child. We ask that you limit the submission to 2 names per child (first and middle name) for a total of $36. If you wish to include a third name (or last name), please include a surcharge of $25 to cover the embroidery costs. Non-members may participate as well, at a rate of $50 per child (includes 2 names per child). The child’s names should be clearly printed in Hebrew when submitted. The names will be embroidered randomly so that the child might look up and find his or her own name while standing under the tallit. We look forward to celebrating together this Simchat Torah with our kehillah’s special embroidered tallit and we look forward to recognizing the newest additions to our community - our children - by adding their names to the ECDP Kol Ha'Nearim Tallit each year. Please either sign up at or email to submit your names for embroidery.



SHABBAT MORNING YOUTH GROUPS: Early groups run from 9:15-10:00 am, at which point "Regular" Shabbat Youth Groups begin and conclude at the end of davening. We can’t wait to see you there! Earn tickets towards our next prize redemption raffle! Davening, Parsha Activities, games, sports, snacks, & MORE!

CONTEST TIME: The first child who can figure out the answer and tells it to Rafi at Groups this week gets 50 extra tickets! This weeks question is: What is the most poisonous snake native to New York State? (Hint: It's a trick question). The answer to last week's question, " How many Dots are there on a pair of dice? (Hint: the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)?" was "42"!

YOUTH BIRTHDAY KIDDUSH: JUNE: Join us this Shabbat, Shabbat, June 15th as we celebrate all children at Shul with a June Birthday! All kids are invited to join us for some extra-special treats!
Special thanks to our sponsors:
Malkie & Rafi Allman in honor of Ayala's 2nd birthday!
Jen and Benjamin Gertelman in honor of Drake's 7th birthday!
Yael & Dovi Greenberger in honor of Sophie's 7th birthday!
Rob & Rebecca Kornecki in honor of Zach's 6th birthday!
Jessica & Kobi Leifer in honor of Kara's 7th birthday!
Elana & Rafi Rosman in honor of Zachary's birthday!
Irina & Alex Zarzhevsky in honor of Ari's birthday, which was on June 10th!


ANNUAL YEAR-END YOUTH CELEBRATION Everyone is invited to our annual end of the year Youth Celebration & Seudah, this Shabbat, Parshat Nasso, June 15th at 5:30 pm at the home of Jessica & Kobi Leifer, 745 Evergreen Drive. Join us as we celebrate another amazing year at ECDP, Youth Awards Ceremony, Food, & Fun!

YOUTH SHABBAT: Join us on Shabbat Parshat Beha’alotcha, June 22, 2019 as our very own youth will lead davening at the 9 am minyan. If you are interested in signing up please contact David Bench at

SAVE THE DATE: PRIZE REDEMPTION!: Join us on Sunday, June 23rd at 2 pm for our annual Prize Redemption Raffles! Time to cash in all of those hard-earned tickets that you earned at groups! As always, we will have an incredible quantity and variety of amazing prizes! This is easily one of the most exciting events that we run, you do not want to miss this!



THANK YOU: Thank you to Rebbetzin Schwalb, Sharon Tuckman and all the bakers and buyers who contributed to a successful Bake Sale.

ECDP WOMEN'S BOOK CLUB: The next book club featuring “Lucia Lucia” by Adrienne Trigiani, will be meeting Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm at the home of Leah Fish, 632 Jefferson Street. The books will be available at the West Hempstead library under Nancy’s book club.

BABYSITTERS LIST: ECDP Sisterhood continues to update its list of babysitters in the community. The list is distributed to our members and others in the community upon request. If you would like to be included on the list, send your name, age, and home telephone number to Rachel Hanuka at

COOKBOOKS: The Sisterhood is selling our own cookbooks, 1 for $20 and 2 for $36. Don't miss out on being a part of the ECDP Community. Please contact Sharon Tuckman at or Rachel Hanuka at to get one today!

THE CHESSED COMMITTEE is seeking volunteers to join our Chessed teams for occasional cooking, etc. If you are able to participate in this special mitzvah, and for more information, please contact Ahava Feldman: 516-538-1917 or Tizku L’Mitzvot!



REFLECTIVE SAFETY BELTS: In light of recent tragic events, the Orthodox Union has provided reflective safety belts to shuls at no cost. ECDP has been able to obtain these belts for members to borrow, as needed, for example, when walking home from Shul on Motzei Shabbat. They will be located in a bin in the closet on the Sprague side entrance. We ask that you please return them at your earliest convenience so that the next member in need can make use of them. Thank you.

SECURITY: The Shul has arranged for armed security on Shabbat & Yom Tov mornings. The guards are all either off-duty or retired law enforcement. Please do not distract them as they are here to focus on our safety.

SHUL DIRECTORY: The Shul’s membership directory is available. If you are a member/supporter and do not have an updated one please email Updates to your information can be forwarded to

SIMCHA/EVENT SCHEDULING. AS A REMINDER: To avoid any simcha/event scheduling conflicts, please make sure when planning a simcha or an event that you notify and check with the Shul and West Hempstead community calendars. The Shul calendar is maintained by Heather Rutner Simply email Heather with your information. The WH Community Calendar is maintained by Wendy Pusateri, in the office of the Young Israel of West Hempstead. In order to submit a calendar/simcha reservation on the WH Community Calendar please click on the following link You can follow up by contacting Wendy at 516-481-7429 (ext 2) or by email at

NEW MANC HOURS: The mikvah zman has changed. New hours in effect as of June 2, 2019: Saturday night: 9:30 pm-11 pm, Sunday thru Thursday night: 9 pm-11 pm. The website for the Mikveh is

MANC - KEILIM MIKVAH: Keilim mikvah hours are 9 am - 5 pm.

SHUL REMINDERS: Please do not bring any Strollers into the Shul. Strollers must remain outside all buildings. Please do not bring food into the new sanctuary. Please remember to make sure the lights are off and the doors are locked when you are the last or next to last person to leave the Shul. Thank you for your cooperation.

MEMO FROM THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE: The Welcoming Committee welcomes new families to West Hempstead. Additionally, they arrange a Friday night dinner to be delivered to new families for their first Shabbat. We are looking for more volunteers that would be interested in offering to bring Shabbat food for a new family when they move in. If you would be interested in being asked to cook one or two dishes every 3-6 months (depending on how frequently people move in) please email Jessica Leifer ( or Leah Fish ( and we would be happy to add you to our pool of volunteers. Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped so far and the welcoming committee: Shira Greenberger, Yael Greenberger, Shifra Levy, Deena Shapiro & Nancy Smith. Additionally, if you know of anyone moving in please email the Welcoming Committee with information on the new family so we can make sure to give all new families a nice welcome to our community.

MEMO FROM THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: If you know of someone who wants to find out more information about joining our Shul, please email their name, address, phone number and/or email address to, or so they can be contacted by a membership committee member.

YAHRTZEIT PLAQUES AND SHUL CLOUD UPDATE: We are currently in the process of updating the ECDP Yahrtzeit calendar. If you have loved ones that you wish to include in the shul's Yahrzeit calendar, please take a moment to update or fill out this form, by clicking on this link By doing so, you will be helping us maintain the most updated and accurate information, and allowing us to accommodate your needs, as the Yahrtzeit approaches. Also, if you would like to order yahrtzeit plaques in our Shul, please contact Gail Hay at 516-414-1626 or We thank you in advance for your assistance. May the neshamot have an aliyah and may we share in smachot.

YAHRZEIT/SIMCHA REMINDER: If you have an upcoming yahrzeit or simcha on Shabbat, please send an email or contact our Gabbai, Shragi Feldman, at during the week prior to Shabbat so that the appropriate kibbud can be prepared in advance.

ECDP FACEBOOK: Calling all Facebookers! ECDP's Facebook page is full of pictures, news, announcements and updates! Be sure to like ECDP and stay current on what's going on! Click here for ECDP's Facebook page!

SEFORIM DONATION: If you would like to donate seforim in honor of a loved one, in honor of a Simcha or in memory of a loved one, please contact Michael Sojcher at or 917-846-2271.

ECDP SIMCHA FUND: It is the practice in many shuls to mark special occasions by donating to a shul charity fund. By giving to charity in connection with a simcha, we recognize that our simchas are dependent on Hashem’s abundant kindness. ECDP is pleased to announce the formation of a Simcha Fund. We look forward to celebrating many happy occasions with all of you over the coming years. To donate to the ECDP Simcha Fund, simply notify information about your simcha for listing in the weekly announcements and the amount of your donation.

WEST HEMPSTEAD SHIVA MINYAN WHATSAPP GROUP: As our West Hempstead Community grows, so does the need for minyanim at shiva homes throughout the community. Using technology to help us with this chesed opportunity, we have provided a link for a West Hempstead Shiva Minyan What’s App group. It will be used strictly limited for those homes that need extra help.

AMAZON SMILE PURCHASES: Help raise money for our Shul at no extra cost to you. Just follow a few easy steps: When making purchases please do so using the URL: Sign in using your email address and amazon password. Click on the drop down box to select Congregation Eitz Chayim of Dogwood Park Inc. Proceed to make your purchase, as you would normally do. You have just generated a donation of 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to our shul.

COURTESY TO OUR NEIGHBORS: Please make sure not to park your cars in any way that blocks our neighbors' driveways. Additionally, please do not walk through neighbors’ backyards on your way to and from the Shul unless you know that the family does not mind.

BRUCE WENGER WEST HEMPSTEAD FOOD BANK: For information, please contact Rabbi Schwalb or call 917-656-1173. The food bank is not interested in knowing who you are, only that we can provide food to you and your family. For more information go to The West Hempstead Food Bank is now making available cards, which can be given to your Shabbat hosts and/or used for any other occasion. All proceeds from the sales of the cards, which indicate that a donation has been made to the Food Bank, will be used to purchase food. Cards are being sold in packages of five for a minimum $25 donation. To obtain the cards or for more information, please contact Amy Zehnwirth at



WH Community SUpport Association Community Meeting: June 20, 2019 7pm at West Hempstead High School Media Room, Shlomo Klein will be speaking. Want to know what’s being done to keep our schools, places of worship and community safe? Want to know what’s happening with the old Western Beef site? Want to hear about potential economic development opportunities that may come to West Hempstead? JOIN US! Invited Guests: Daniel Rehman, Superintendent, West Hempstead Union Free School District, Shlomo Klein, YIWH, Russell Tepper, Senior Managing Director, Mill Creek, Nick Halstead, Senior Vice President Development, Mill Creek, Marshall Myers, President, West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce, Nassau County 5th Pct POP Unit,

SAVE THE DATE Chabad's Annual Spa Day for women, is Tuesday, July 2, 2019. at the home/garden/pool of Joni Nathanson, 672 Wildwood Road West Hempstead. To benefit the Friendship Circle for children with special needs. Daytime Hours & Activities, 11:30am-3:30 pm. Evening Hours, 7:30-9:30 pm. Please make donations to Chabad of WH Friendship Circle and send to Joni Nathanson, 672 Wildwood Road. For more info please contact Joni Nathanson at or register online at

HATZALAH'S emergency responders are available in West Hempstead. If you need immediate assistance, do not hesitate to call Hatzalah at 516-387-1750 or 212-230-1000, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you have questions for West Hempstead Hatzalah, they can be reached via email at

THE SIMCHA CONNECTION sponsored by YIWH Sisterhood, invites all singles to register on our database at It takes five to ten minutes to complete the form. The database can only be viewed by the committee and allows them to search for potential matches based on specific criteria such as age, hashkafa, etc. If you have any questions, please email

CLOTHNG G'MACH OF WEST HEMPSTEAD: As you begin planning your smachot, please consider patronizing our gemach for your simcha gowns. Come see our beautiful assortment of Mother of the Bride, Grandmother, Bridesmaid and even Bat Mitzvah Gowns. Don’t forget about the youngest members of the bridal party. We have girls’ simcha dresses and even toddler boys’ tuxedos. Thank you for your past support. All proceeds benefit YI Rabbis Fund. For further information or to arrange an appointment, call Michal Talit at 516-385-2830 or email her at

"JUST A SECOND" MATERNITY OF WEST HEMPSTEAD has all sizes - dresses, skirts, pants, long/short sleeve shirts, sweaters, etc. All brands including Motherhood, Pea in a Pod, Olian, Mimi, Old Navy, Gap and more! For appointments or donations (which are greatly appreciated!), please contact Annie at 917-656-6370 or Sarah at 516-567-0132 100% of sales go to the YIWH Rabbi's Fund.

SKIRT G’MACH OF WEST HEMPSTEAD: There are many skirts and some suits in great condition in women's sizes 0-18+ and girls' sizes also. Please e-mail or call 516-292-1550 to schedule an appointment. There is NO cost for any items at the gemach. If you have skirts or dresses in excellent condition which you want to donate, please e-mail

To place an announcement or advertise to our e-mail list, contact Deadline for submission of announcements is Wednesday 6 pm.


Sun, June 16 2019 13 Sivan 5779