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BACH Weekly Newsletter - There is Nothing More Whole Than A Broken Heart

04/28/2017 03:39:10 PM

Apr28

BACH Weekly Newsletter

From The Desk Of Rabbi Greene

This week’s parsha discusses a terrible malady - a skin disease that is a physical manifestation of one who has severe character defects. The sickness is given two name – נגע  - negah and  צרעת -tzaras. One who is inflicted becomes spiritually impure. He must leave his home and community. He must sit alone until the aliment passes. And afterwards, he must go through an elaborate purification process in order to reintegrate into society.

 

The commentaries point out that letters of disease rearranged, spell ענגoneg - as in oneg Shabbos and עצרתatzeres – as in the holiday Shmini Atzeres. Strange – such happy words hidden in such a severe affliction!?

 

Perhaps the connection is that there is a great joy in being able to break through the smallness produced by bad character. Laziness, anger, jealousy, pettiness and other bad character traits narrow one’s vision and deaden one’s heart. It is a liberating feeling to look in the mirror and own up to one’s faults, to break oneself and build anew.

 

Tzaras is Hashem’s way of breaking one’s heart - humbling the spirit - in order to wake up from a deep spiritual sleep. The healing process prescribed by the Torah provides the means to put his heart back to together – more open and vibrant than ever before.

Now that is something to celebrate!

 

 As the Kotzker Rebbe puts it: There is nothing more whole than a broken heart.

Good Shabbos

 

Good Shabbos

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

BACH sCHEDULE 
shabbat PARSHAT tazria-metzora
 april 28 - 30
2 Iyar - 4 iyar

 

Friday, April 28 - 2 Iyar

 

7:00pm Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat

** Please note we will now begin our Summer Schedule and davening will take place at 7pm on Friday evenings.

 

7:29pm  Candlelighting

 

Saturday, April 29- 3 Iyar

 

9am  Shacharit and PDZ Club 

 

10am Babysitting for children ages 1 to 3 with Menucha

 

10:30am Pray 'N Play with Yocheved

 

A Gala Kiddush is sponsored by an anonymous donor in honor of the birthdays of Avra Cutter & Moshe Frieden and the upcoming holiday of Yom Ha'atzmaut

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5:30pm Ladies Shiur @ the home of Tina Lemberger 1 E Olive St. given by Aliza Siegel

 

6pm Oneg @BACH **Note location & time

 

7:25pm Mincha @ BACH followed by Shalosh Seudot

 

8:36pm Maariv @ the BACH and Shabbat Ends

 

Sunday April 30 - 4 Iyar

 

8:30am Shacharit

**LAST CHANCE to reserve for the BACH Gala Dinner www.bachyouth.com/gala2017

 

9pm Maariv

 

 

 

What's Going On At The BACH

THE BACH GALA DINNER IS THE BUZZ AROUND TOWN 

GOOD NEWS!

The BACH Gala Dinner Deadline was extended until this Sunday, April 30th

so you can still join us as we celebrate our 70th Anniversary 

and go "Back To Our Roots", paying tribute to Simon Solomon & Perry Fish A"H,

two pillars of the BACH, and celebrate this year's esteemed honorees; Dani & Shlomo Feierman, Devorah & Rabbi Aryeh Smith, Steven Bernstein, and Yehuda Shetrit 

 

Sunday evening, May 7 2017 

The Mansion at Lawrence (formerly Temple Israel of Lawrence)
140 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY
strict kosher supersivion under the OU Hashgacha observed

www.bachyouth.com/gala2017

 

5pm Dinner Buffet
6:30pm Program
7:15pm Dessert

 

 

GO GREEN AND RESERVE ONLINE BY CLICKING  HERE 

kiddie kamp 2017
flash sale extended! 

Because our flash sale deadline expired over Pesach we are giving you A FEW MORE days to take advantage of this amazing deal! Sign up by May 1st and secure your amazing pricing for Summer 2017! 

 

Children Ages 2 - 6

June 29 - August 18

Yoga, Soccer, Swimming and SO much fun!

 

Click here for more info and to sign up for Summer 2017 @ BACH's Kiddie Kamp

Upcoming & Community Events

special class series with rabbi greene - starting this tuesday, may 2

Join Rabbi Greene for a special class series - The Energy of Sefirot; A Combination of the Kabbalah and practical application of the cosmic flow of Karma from Pesach to Shavuos ** Classes will meet 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, and 5/23 @ 7:45pm and will take place at the BACH

annual lag baomer teen bonfire and kumzits w/ bach & ncsy

Join NCSY & the BACH as we join together for our annual Beach Bonfire & Kumzits in honor of the holiday of Lag B'omer
Sunday May 14th, 2017

6:45pm - 8:45pm @ Franklin Blvd. Beach

BACH Weekly Newsletter - The Power of a Sincere Jewish Heart

04/21/2017 01:38:23 PM

Apr21

BACH Weekly Newsletter

From The Desk Of Rabbi Greene

Dear Readers:

 

Pesach is over. By now our houses are back to order (hopefully)! I hope your Pesach holiday was joyous and enlightening. And may the energy of the chag remain with you for the rest of the year!

 

The Parsha begins with the word Vayehei – and it was. We are taught that this word is used throughout the Torah to foreshadow impending distress.

 

What was the distress in the inauguration of the Mishkan – the joyous initiation of the holy tabernacle? The Mishkan and the Temple gave the Jewish people a tangible cognizance of Hashem in this physical world. What is painful about that?

 

The Rizhiner Rebbe explained that originally Hashem planned that He should dwell in each and every Jew. One would have only needed to look at each other to feel the presence of Hashem. There would have been no need for a Mishkan. But with the sin of the Golden Calf, our souls became sullied and it became necessary to create a specific building to house G-d’s glory. This was the pain alluded to in the first word of the parsha.

 

But there is hope, the Rebbe continued. The gematria – the numeric value – of the word bais – house - is 412. The gematria – the numeric value – of the word lev – heart – is 32. Together the numerical value is 444. This is equal to the numerical value of the word Mikdash – sanctuary.

 

The lesson is clear. Filling a Jewish home with the light of a sincere Jewish heart can transform any dwelling into a holy sanctuary.

 

May the warming weather motivate you all to find your way to the Bach to join us for Shabbos services and classes. Nothing is better to invigorate a Jewish heart than joining together with other Jews in prayer and study.

 

Good Shabbos

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

BACH sCHEDULE 
shabbat PARSHAT Shemini
 april 21 - 23
25 nissan - 27 nissAN

 

Friday, April 21 - Nissan 25

 

7:00pm Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat

** Please note we will now begin our Summer Schedule and davening will take place at 7pm on Friday evenings.

 

7:22pm  Candlelighting

 

Saturday, April 22- Nissan 26

 

9am  Shacharit and PDZ Club 

 

10am Babysitting for children ages 1 to 3 with Menucha

 

10:30am Pray 'N Play with Jordana

 

Kiddush is sponsored by the Grill, Steinberg and David families in memory of the 23rd Yahrtzeit of Milton Steinberg Z"L and the 3rd Yahrtzeit of Menachem David Z"L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm Oneg @BACH **Note location & time

 

** Note ladies shiur will resume NEXT Shabbat

 

7:25pm Mincha @ BACH followed by Shalosh Seudot, which is sponsored by the Grill, Steinberg and David families in memory of the 23rd Yahrtzeit of Milton Steinberg Z"L and the 3rd Yahrtzeit of Menachem David Z"L

 

8:29pm Maariv @ the BACH and Shabbat Ends

 

Sunday April 23 - Nissan 27

 

8:30am Shacharit

** Go home and reserve for the BACH Gala Dinner www.bachyouth.com/gala2017

 

9pm Maariv

 

 

 

Condolences to Steven Goldberg on the passing of his father Irving Goldberg HaLevi A"H

Happy Birthday
Rubye Auerbach
Ezra Moskowitz
Esther Tova Gaon
Avra Cutter
 

Mazel Tov to Dani & Shlomo Feierman, Devorah & Rabbi Aryeh Smith, Steven Bernstein, and Yehuda Shetrit on being honored at the BACH's upcoming Gala Dinner!

What's Going On At The BACH

THE COUNT TO THE BACH'S 70TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER HAS BEGUN! 

Join Us As We Celebrate Our 70th Anniversary and go "Back To Our Roots", paying tribute to Simon Solomon and Perry Fish A"H,two pillars of the BACH, and celebrate this year's esteemed honorees; Dani & Shlomo Feierman, Devorah & Rabbi Aryeh Smith, Steven Bernstein, and Yehuda Shetrit 

 

Sunday evening, May 7 2017 

The Mansion at Lawrence (formerly Temple Israel of Lawrence)
140 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY
strict kosher supersivion under the OU Hashgacha observed

www.bachyouth.com/gala2017

 

5pm Dinner Buffet
6:30pm Program
7:15pm Dessert

 

RSVPS for Scroll of Honor and Dinner Requested by NEXT week April 25th.

 

GO GREEN AND RESERVE ONLINE BY CLICKING  HERE 

kiddie kamp 2017
flash sale extended! 

Because our flash sale deadline expired over Pesach we are giving you A FEW MORE days to take advantage of this amazing deal! Sign up by May 1st and secure your amazing pricing for Summer 2017! 

 

Children Ages 2 - 6

June 29 - August 18

Yoga, Soccer, Swimming and SO much fun!

 

Click here for more info and to sign up for Summer 2017 @ BACH's Kiddie Kamp

Upcoming & Community Events

yom hashoah commemoration & candle lighting

Sunday, April 23rd @ 7:45pm in the Young Israel Main Sanctuary.  Introduction : Esther Langer, Musical Renditions: Simcha Weber, Guest Speaker: Ruth Pagirsky 

Ruth Wachner Pagirsky was born in 1926 in Berlin, Germany. She and her family were deported in 1936 to Poland. She lived in Katowice until September 1939. Ruth was 13 years old when the war started. After losing many family members Ruth spent time hiding in the forest and ended up in a labor camp. She later obtained false identification papers that stated she was a Polish Catholic. This new identity allowed her to work on a farm in Germany for three years until she was liberated by US soldiers in 1945. Ruth came to the US in June 1946.

special class series with rabbi greene - starting in may

Join Rabbi Greene for a special class series - The Energy of Sefirot; A Combination of the Kabbalah and practical application of the cosmic flow of Karma from Pesach to Shavuos ** Stay Tuned for More Information

annual lag baomer beach bonfire & kumzits 

Join NCSY & the BACH as we join together for our annual Beach Bonfire & Kumzits in honor of the holiday of Lag B'omer
Sunday May 14th, 2017

6:45pm - 8:45pm @ Franklin Blvd. Beach

BACH Weekly Newsletter - Freedom Vs. Liberty

04/06/2017 09:23:41 PM

Apr6

BACH Weekly Newsletter

From The Desk Of Rabbi Greene

Pesach – the holiday of celebrating freedom! We all know the story. The Jews were in Egypt for 210 years. Near the end the persecution and torture were so profound that the screams pierced the gates of heaven. The Almighty, with an outstretched arm, redeemed our Nation.

 

“Freedom” – ask for a definition and most will tell you – “the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want, as much as you want, for as long as you want.”

 

The Torah definition is profoundly different. The Mishna in the Ethics of Our Fathers tells us that true freedom is only possible when one commits himself to living a life of Torah.

 

At first this seems counter intuitive. Locked into 613 mitzvos – 248 “thou shalt dos” . . . and 365 “thou shalt nots” – that’s freedom?!

 

The answer is that the wherewithal to do whatever one wants is not freedom. It is called liberty or license.  Freedom is having the wisdom, discipline and courage to take one’s liberty and gear it into a creative, productive, meaningful and happy life.

 

An inner city kid who scores a professional sports contract is liberated from the shackles of poverty. But if lacks the wisdom to manage his riches responsibly, he might end up trading his former prison with other prisons - various addiction, conspicuous consumption and the like.

 

Judaism is all about freedom in its truest sense. The Torah is the blueprint of the Universe. It holds the key to being creative, productive and happy on all levels – individual, family, community, society, and on a cosmic level. All we must do is look at how Jews have been able to survive, remain vibrant and be a beacon of morality, justice, compassion and mercy for the world throughout the ages.

 

Pesach is a time of tapping into the spirit of freedom.

 

 

Good Shabbos.

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

BACH sCHEDULE 
shabbat PARSHAT tzav
shabbos hagadol
 april 7 - 9
11 nissan - 13 nissAN

 

Friday, April 7 - Nissan 11

 

6:15am Shacharit

 

7:07pm  Candlelighting

 

7:15pm Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat
 

 

Saturday, April 8- Nissan 12

 

9am  Shacharit and PDZ Club 

 

10am Babysitting for children ages 1 to 3 with Menucha

 

10:30am Pray 'N Play with Jordana Shabbos Hagadol Drasha by Rabbi Greene:

"Believe It and You Will See It.  The Haggadah, A Lesson Of Faith"

 

Kiddush will take place at Temple Israel with LBJE Services.  We are still in need of a sponsor. To sponsor kiddush click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm Oneg @BACH **Note location & time

 

**Note there is no ladies shiur this shabbat

 

5:45pm Shabbos Hagadol Drasha by Rabbi Wakslak @ YILB, Topic: Four or Five?

 

6:55pm Mincha @ BACH followed by Shalosh Seudot 

 

8:14pm Maariv @ the BACH and Shabbat Ends

 

Sunday April 9 - Nissan 13

 

8:30am Shacharit

 

9pm Maariv

 

 

 

What's Going On At The BACH

CHECK YOUR MAILBOXES AND NEWSPAPERS! THE BACH GALA DINNER IS THE BUZZ AROUND TOWN

Join Us As We Celebrate Our 70th Anniversary and go "Back To Our Roots", paying tribute to Simon Solomon and Perry Fish A"H,two pillars of the BACH, and celebrate our growth and development from the roots that were laid.

 

Sunday evening, May 7 2017 

The Mansion at Lawrence (formerly Temple Israel of Lawrence)
140 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY
strict kosher supersivion under the OU Hashgacha observed

www.bachyouth.com/gala2017

 

5pm Dinner Buffet
6:30pm Program
7:15pm Dessert

lbje pre pesach services
spring series starts this sat 4/8

Spring is HERE! The renewal & growth that signifies the coming of spring is an exciting, uplifting time.  Join Azi and Aryeh for an LBJE Pre Passover Service - the first in our Spring Series. 

 

THIS Saturday, April 8th  @ Temple Israel, Komanoff Ballroom

9-9:30am Whiskey & Wisdom; 
Passover Insights With Aryeh & Azi

 

Services 10-11:30am

Click here to let us know you will join!


**We are still in need of a sponsor or co sponsor for our kiddush following services. Please click here if you can help contribute to our kiddush

kiddie kamp 2017
flash sale! 

Your Kids have been asking - well it's HERE!

Kiddie Kamp Summer 2017 Registration is now open! Sign up now to secure special pricing NOW EVEN FURTHER REDUCED if registered by April 17th.

 

Children Ages 2 - 6

June 29 - August 18

Yoga, Soccer, Swimming and SO much fun!

 

Click here for more info and to sign up for Summer 2017 @ BACH's Kiddie Kamp

Pesach Schedule & Information

pesach schedule
 first days 
april 10 - 12 
14 nissan - 16 nissan 

Monday April 10 - 14 Nissan

 

6:20am Shacharit @ YILB

 

7am Siyum Bichorim @ YILB with breakfast on the lawn

 

10:20am  Stop Eating Chametz!

 

11:38am Burn and Sell Chametz by this time

 

7:10pm Candlelighting

 

7:15pm Mincha
 

8:04pm Maariv/Earliest Time For Kiddush
 

 

Tuesday, April 11- 15 Nissan

 

9:30am  Shacharit *note later start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:10pm Mincha

 

8:10pm Candlelighting/Maariv

 

Begin Counting Sefirat Haomer

 

Wednesday April 12 - 16 Nissan

 

9:30am  Shacharit * Note later start

 

7:10 Mincha
 

8:17pm Maariv/Yom Tov Ends

 

passover appeal for the poor
maos chittim

It is customary to give to those poor in your community before Pesach to help them with being able to celebrate the holiday like everyone else.  This campaign is called Maos Chittim.  The BACH weighs the importance of giving back to those in need in our community very heavily.  We come to you during this time and urge you to donate generously to the BACH Chesed-Charity Fund Maos Chittim Campaign.

 

To contribute to this fund please mail a check made out to BACH Chesed Fund to POB 389 Long Beach NY 11561 or click here to make a credit card payment online

shmurah matzah for sale now
last chance to order!

Shmurah Matzah is now available for puchase at $20 per pound.  Click here to order your Handmade Shmurah Matzah. 

pesach seder - laws & insights

There Are Five Mitzvos On The Night Of Pesach

           

From the Torah -

                        1. Eating matzah

                        2.  Haggadah -recounting the exodus from                           Egypt

From the Sages -

                        3. Drinking four cups of wine

                        4. Eating the Maror

                        5. Reciting the Hallel

BACH Weekly Newsletter - Feel A Little Smaller And In Stature You Will Grow

03/30/2017 07:23:58 PM

Mar30

BACH Weekly Newsletter

From The Desk Of Rabbi Greene

The Parsha begins with the word “Vayikra” – and He [Hashem] called to Moshe. Rashi explains that “Vayikra” is an expression of affection.  Hashem wanted Moshe to write this is the Torah. He wanted the world to know how much He loved Moshe Rabeinu.

 

But the word “Vayikra” is written with a small aleph. If one looked quickly at the word, it seems to spell “vayikar” – a much lower form of calling out. The Baal Haturim explains that Moshe wrote it this way to downplay Hashem’s love for him. Moshe was humble. He didn’t want his closeness to Hashem to be openly apparent.

 

When speaking about humility, my first Rebbe, Rabbi Noach Weinberg zt’l, gave a strange definition of the term. He defined the word as “the relentless pursuit of the truth”.   

 

What he meant was that ego blurs one’s vision. The truth is that all is a gift from Hashem, - our health, our drive, our intellect – everything. Of course, we must strive to take care of ourselves. We must exert ourselves to grow. But, in the end, without the Divine grace of Hashem – we could accomplish nothing. It follows, therefore, that If one lives with this truth, he will inevitably be humble.

 

Reb Noach would explain this idea with the following analogy: Imagine a crane was lifting a thousand pound rock onto a certain place. As it was about to rest on the ground, a small man put his hands on the rock and gently moved it exactly to where it must go. “Hashem is the crane”, he would explain. “Our job is to realize that Hashem is moving the world. Our job is to exert ourselves to our best ability to “position the rock” but to acknowledge, first and foremost, that  He is doing all of the heavy lifting.”

 

Moshe knew that his closeness to Hashem was primarily a product of Hashem’s kindness. He didn’t want to give the impression that it was because of his efforts that he achieved status. He made a small aleph. The irony is that this only made him more beloved to Hashem!

 

Good Shabbos.

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

BACH sCHEDULE 
shabbat PARSHAT VAYIKRA
 March 31 - april 2
4 nissan - 6 nissAN

Friday, March 31- Nissan 4

 

7:01pm  Candlelighting

 

7:05pm Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat
 

 

Saturday, April 1- Nissan 5

 

9am  Shacharit and PDZ Club 

 

10am Babysitting for children ages 1 to 3 with Menucha

 

10:30am Pray 'N Play with Yocheved

 

Kiddush sponsor needed. To sponsor kiddush click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm Oneg @BACH **Note location & time

 

5:30pm Ladies shiur @ the home of Alissaa Grill, 35 E Olive St. given by Esther Langer in memory of her mother on the occasion of her yahrtzeit **Note location & time

 

6:45pm Mincha @ BACH followed by Shalosh Seudot 

 

8:01pm Maariv @ the BACH and Shabbat Ends

 

Sunday April 2 - Nissan 6

 

8:30am Shacharit

 

9pm Maariv

 

 

 

Mazal Tov Shoshi Gross on her engagement to Jared Ehrenreich

Condolences to the Soffer family on the passing of Elsie Soffer A"H

Happy Birthday
Reut Bendelstein

Shoshi Gross

Lauren Grosman

What's Going On At The BACH

BACH GALA DINNER 2017

AND THE HONOREES ARE...

Dani & Shlomo Feierman

Young Leadership Awardees

 

Devorah & Rabbi Aryeh Smith

Community Outreach Awardees

 

Steven Bernstein

Inaugural Simon Solomon Educator Award Recipient

 

Yehuda Shetrit

Community Teen Leadership Awardee

 

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SAVE THE DATE

 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

11 Iyar 5777

 

The Mansion at Lawrence

(formerly Temple Israel of Lawrence)

 

5pm Dinner Buffet

6:30pm Program

7:15pm Dessert

lbje spring series
next saturday april 4th

Spring is HERE!

The renewal and growth that signifies the coming of spring is an exciting and uplifting time.  Join Azi and Aryeh for an LBJE Pre Pesach Service - the first in our Spring Series.

 

Saturday, April 4th @ Temple Israel, Komanoff Ballroom

10-11:30am

kiddie kamp 2017
registration open

Your Kids have been asking - well it's HERE!

Kiddie Kamp Summer 2017 Registration is now open! Sign up now to secure early bird pricing of a $100 discount if registered by April 17th.

 

Children Ages 2 - 6

June 29 - August 18

Yoga, Soccer, Swimming and SO much fun!

 

Click here for more info and to sign up for Summer 2017 @ BACH's Kiddie Kamp

Pesach Preparation

pesach packages for the poor

Please join us this Saturday night April 1st as we pack and Sunday April 2nd as we deliver over 300 pesach packages to needy families across Brooklyn, Long Island and Staten Island. This project is put together by our very own Howie Lebowitz and the Jewish Assistant Corp.  All activities will take place at the Be'er Hagolah Institute, 671 Louisiana Ave in Starret City, Brooklyn 11239 right off the Pennsylvania Ave exit of the Belt Parkway.

passover appeal for the poor
maos chittim

It is customary to give to those poor in your community before Pesach to help them with being able to celebrate the holiday like everyone else.  This campaign is called Maos Chittim.  The BACH weighs the importance of giving back to those in need in our community very heavily.  We come to you during this time and urge you to donate generously to the BACH Chesed-Charity Fund Maos Chittim Campaign.

 

To contribute to this fund please mail a check made out to BACH Chesed Fund to POB 389 Long Beach NY 11561 or click here to make a credit card payment online

pre pesach classes 
with rabbi greene & Sale of chametz

Join Rabbi Greene nightly at 8:45pm prior to Maariv services for a quick but relevant class on the laws of Pesach.  
Selling your chametz -  Rabbi Greene will be available before and after maariv - 9pm weeknights at the BACH, Sunday morning following davening , or by appointment for sale of chametz.  For our sale of chametz form please click here 

shmurah matzah for sale now

Shmurah Matzah is now available for puchase at $20 per pound.  Click here to order your Handmade Shmurah Matzah. Deadline April 6th.

bach - yilb pesach seder
an elegant 1st night of pesach to remember - reserve now

Join Us For an Elegant Community Passover Seder @ The Long Beach Hotel ~ A Project of the BACH & YILB

 

1st night of Passover - Monday Night, April 10th

Seder begins 8pm @ The Long Beach Hotel

 

Seder will be led by Hudi and Dina Chinskey and Long Beach Hotel guest Rabbi, Baruch Freedman (BACH's Pesach Rabbi for the last 2 years)

 

$99 per adult $30 per child

 

$360 Seder Co Sponsor -
Thank you Paul & Chana Moskowitz for Co Sponsoring

 

$720 Seder Underwriter

 

Click here to sign up or contact the BACH office

DEADLINE WED. APRIL 5TH

 

** If a smaller, more intimate seder is more your speed, contact office@bachyouth.com to be set up with a local family for a warm & homey seder experience.

Mon, 1 May 2017 5 Iyyar 5777