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BACH Weekly Newsletter - Do As I Do

05/25/2018 01:37:12 PM

May25

BACH Weekly Newsletter

From the Desk of Rabbi Greene

A man once came to the Kotzker Rebbe. He told the Kotzker that although he himself did not learn, he spends a great deal of money on tutors on his children so that they could learn. The Kotzker responded: “And do you know what kind of children that you will raise? Ones that will not learn themselves but spend a great deal of money so that their children will learn.

 

In this week’s haftarah we read that an angel appeared to the future mother of Shimshon and instructed her not to drink wine or eat grapes because she would bear a child who was supposed to be a nazir (one requirement to be a nazir is to refrain from drinking wine).  Manoach, Shimshon’s father, after hearing this from his wife, asked Hashem to talk with the angel also. When the angel appeared to him, Manoach was also instructed to refrain from drinking wine.

 

Why did Manoach want to speak to the angel himself? His wife faithfully delivered the angel’s message? And what was the angel’s response above and beyond what he had told his wife?

 

Manoach’s question, says R’ Shimon Schwab, zt’l, was: How can I raise my son as a Nazir if he sees his father drinking wine? How can I tell my son, “Don’t do as I do but as I say”?

 

To this the angel answered: “You can’t! Although there is nothing wrong with drinking  wine and a person is not required to be a nazir, you have to refrain from drinking wine in order to set an example for your special son. Otherwise, “chinuch”/educating children is impossible.

 

First and foremost in educating our children is to lead by example. Conversely, there is nothing more debilitating to a child’s development than hypocrisy - preaching one thing  but doing another.

 

Good Shabbos

 

 

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

BACH shabbat sCHEDULE 
PARSHAT NASO
may 25 - 28
Sivan 11 - 14

 

Friday, May 25-  Sivan 11

 

7:56pm Candlelighting

 

7pm Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

 

 

Saturday May 26 - Sivan 12

Auf Ruf of Jason Kapsack

 

9am  Shacharit and PDZ Club 

 

10am Babysitting with Shoshana

 

10:30am Pray n Play with Ilana

 

Kiddush is sponsored by Alan and Jaye Kapsack in honor of the Aufruf and upcoming wedding of their son, Jason Kapsack.

 

5:30pm Ladies shiur @ the home of Tamar Sklover 31 E Penn St given by Adena Brenner

 

5:30pm Oneg  @ YILB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:10pm **New** Pirkei Avot class with Rabbi Greene

 

7:40pm  Mincha @ BACH followed by Shalosh Seudot sponsored by Alan & Jaye Kapsack in honor of the Aufruf of Jason


9:03pm Maariv @ the BACH and Shabbat Ends

 

Sunday May 27- Sivan 13

 

8:30am Shacharit followed by Lox n Learning

 

Monday May 28  - Sivan 14

 

8:30am Shacharit

 

9:30am March with the BACH in the Long Beach parade - meet us at Georgia Avenue for our 10am stepoff! We will meet with other shuls and march together starting @ Washington Ave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mazal Tov Eva & Hillel Broder and the whole Broder family on the birth of their son Asher Kalman

 

 

Mazal Tov to Jenny & Avi Feygin on the recent birth of their daughter Melody/Shira who was named at the BACH on Shavuot

 

 

Mazal Tov Jason Kapsack and Avigayil on their upcoming wedding. Jason will be having his aufruf at the BACH this shabbat

What's Going On At The BACH

bach gala dinner - a dinner to remember

The BACH Gala Dinner was such a successful and memorable evening we are STILL recovering! Over 250 people - a record attendance, enjoyed the newly renovated Temple Beth El of Cedarhurst and the tasty and beautifully displayed food by Seaview Caterers.  Our star studded honoree line up brought a program to remember, filled with laughter, tears, and of course words of Torah.  Most memorable perhaps was the recognition and joint picture of the United Kehilla shul Rabbis, Presidents, and Lay leaders, all who were in attendance at the dinner. 

 

For a link to photos from the dinner click HERE.

 

For a link to the toe tapping show stopping music video click HERE 

pdz end of year awards ceremony & Graduation shabbat june 16th

All year our kids and tweens work hard in shul, leading, participating, and helping out.  Whether it's PDZ club, Pray n Play, or Oneg, the kids ARE the BACH and we are so proud of them! Join us on Shabbat, June 16th as we "cash in" the BACH Bucks to "crown" this year's winners and celebrate our PDZ Kids for an amazing year!

 

We will also be celebrating all of this year's grads! Hats off to YOU too!

 

 

Upcoming Programs & Events

lbje summer kickoff
beer, bourbon & bbq
sunday june 24th

Join Us for the LBJE Summer Kickoff Event - Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ , hosted at the home of Alyssa & Elliot Honig on Sunday evening June 24th! STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS BUT FOR NOW SAVE THE DATE!
 

tenth annual boardwalk dinner
friday july 13th

Come one Come All to the most memorable event of the year!!! Our 10th Annual Boardwalk dinner will be on Friday night July 13th this year, and as usual it will also be in conjunction with the Carlebach Shabbaton.  

ladies wednesday night learning continues - wed. june 6th

Ladies Wednesday Learning @ the home of Alissa Grill will continue on Wednesday June 6th with our special and enriching new topic "Challah; the deeper insights to the mitzvah" This special new topic and series will end of with a mother child challah bake - stay tuned for more details!

BACH Weekly Newsletter - For When The Obvious Is Not Obvious

05/04/2018 01:59:11 PM

May4

BACH Weekly Newsletter

From the Desk of Rabbi Greene

Paragraphs usually flow from one idea to another.  In this week’s parsha, however, right in the middle of the listing of festival offerings, the Torah interjects a verse that seems completely off topic. 

 

“When you reap the harvest of the land, you shall not remove completely the corners of your field as you reap and you shall not gather the gleanings of your harvest; for the poor and the proselyte shall you leave them; I am Hashem, your G-d.” [Vaykira 23:22].

 

Why the sudden change in topics? What is the connection between the holidays and providing for the poor?

 

Rav Meir Simcha of D’vinsk explains the key lies that the portions charity appears after the mention of the holiday of Shavuos specifically.

 

We know that Shavuos is a celebration of the giving of the Torah - the transmission of the 613 mitzvos. Some of these mitzvos we could have never figured out on our own i.e. the prohibition to eat shellfish. Other mitzvos are standards of any civilized culture i.e. caring for the needy. Reb Meir Simcha suggests that the lesson of the juxtaposition of charity and Shavuos is to emphasis that ALL of the Torah is Divine – the obvious as well as the obscure.

 

Is this really necessary? Couldn’t we figure out the logical ones on our own? Do we really need to be commanded?

 

The chumash is telling that yes – even the obvious must be spelled out and commanded, says R’ Meir Simcha.

 

It should be noted that the Rav lived right before World War II, before the Nazis came to power. He wrote this before the sophisticated, well-educated Germans forbade ritual slaughtering because for its cruelty to animals, but simultaneously promulgated laws to eventually exterminate millions of human beings!

 

The Torah is eternal – for all generations. Even the self-evident laws of goodness must be commanded. Because, unfortunately, there will be times when the even the obvious will not be obvious.

 

Good Shabbos

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

BACH shabbat sCHEDULE 
PARSHA emor
may 4 - 6
Iyar 19 - Iyar 21

 

Friday, May 4-  Iyar 19

 

7:36pm Candlelighting

 

7pm Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

 

 

Saturday May 5 - Iyar 20

 

9am  Shacharit and PDZ Club 

 

10am Babysitting with Shoshana

 

10:30am Pray n Play with Ilana

 

Kiddush sponsor needed. To sponsor click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm Ladies shiur @ the home of Tamar Sklover 31 E Penn St given by Rebecca Lazar

 

5:30pm Oneg  @ BACH followed by Kids Shalosh Seudot and bday celebration for Avra Cutter

 

6:55pm **New** Pirkei Avot class with Rabbi Greene

 

7:25pm  Mincha @ BACH followed by Shalosh Seudot 


8:40pm Maariv @ the BACH and Shabbat Ends

 

Sunday May 6- Iyar 21

 

8:30am Shacharit followed by Lox n Learning

 

 

 

 

 

What's Going On At The BACH

lag  b'omer beach bonfire

Let the season begin! What better way to kick of the Long Beach spring season with a beautiful night on the beach?! Together with NCSY, we joined for our annual Lag B'omer bonfire featuring live music by Mr. Shabbos, yummy treats, and the warmth of the bonfire and signing and dancing.  Special thank you to Marc Goodman for all his help making this evening a success! 

bach gala dinner
one more week until the big day

Enjoy a 'BACH' tini and delicious food, as we toast our fabulous honorees at this year's

 

 BACH GALA DINNER 2018

 

www.bachyouth.com/gala2018

 

 

metropolitan klezmer
sunday may 6th @ the lb library

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER performs for the Sunday afternoon edition of "First Fridays Plus" in Long Beach NY: Free LBNY Arts Council concert by our quintet special - Debra Kreisberg /clarinet & alto sax; Pam Fleming /trumpet & flugelhorn; Ismail Butera /accordion; Dave Hofstra /accordion; Eve Sicular /drums & bandleader. 

Formed in 1994, Metropolitan Klezmer has toured from coast to coast & lately released the band's fifth CD, "Mazel Means Good Luck." Time Out NY says: “Metropolitan Klezmer takes a scholarly approach to the genre’s history, yet never skimps on the exuberance at its core.” The group has been heard from HBO to CNN to PRI, and on dozens of film soundtracks. Bandmates have also performed with the likes of Andy Statman, Indigo Girls, Li'l Jimmy Scott, Government Mule, Marshall Crenshaw, and Natalie Merchant. Flavorpill describes "a sound that is not only exuberantly eclectic but also very danceable... Influences that range from old school Arabic music to Latin jazz to Motown” -- extolling Metropolitan Klezmer as “modern-day purveyors of time-honored traditions.”

 

ladies wednesday
learning returns 

Join Us next Wednesday, May 9th as Ladies Wednesday Learning returns - with our guest speaker Vivienne Chaya Frank as we embark on the topic of "Making Every Day Count - Self Actualization in Sefrias Haomer"  8pm at the home of Alissa & Steve Grill 

ladies pre shavuot night out

Mark your calendars ladies - Wednesday May 16th @ 8pm the Ladies of the BACH will hold their annual meeting and Pre-Shavuot Cheesecake tasting! 

BACH Weekly Newsletter - Let Him In

04/27/2018 07:30:10 AM

Apr27

BACH Weekly Newsletter

From the Desk of Rabbi Greene

I was attending Aish HaTorah in 1980. One day, an unaffiliated  young man came into our class. In a confrontational tone he exclaimed, “Rabbi, I was just at the Wall. I was told that it is holy; the holiest site of the Jewish people. Rabbi . . . I didn't see any holiness there!” R' Noach Weinberg zt’l smiled and replied: “Did you see any fufusticks there?” “Any what? the boy asked.” “Any fufufsticks?”, the Rabbi reiterated. “I don't know what a fufufstick is Rabbi, so how would I know if I saw one?”, asked the boy. “Exactly, young man, do you know what holiness is, that you would recognize it?”

 

Holiness is a loaded term. Hard to define. But in its most basic definition, holiness is found when one brings G-dliness into the world.

 

And the Torah tells us we all have the obligation to be holy – not just a select few.

 

The verse declares: And Moshe gathered the ENTIRE congregation of Israel and said to them – You shall be holy!

 

And it is not so distant from us. It is possible for all of us. When we are honest, tolerant, merciful, kind and humble we bring the light of Hashem into the world. When we daven, learn and support our shul, schools and community organizations we are being holy.

 

We just have to commit ourselves to finding opportunities to act G-dly. As the Kotzker Rebbe once taught his students. He asked them, “Where is Hashem?” To this, one quoted the verse: מְלֹא כָל הָאָרֶץ כְּבוֹדוֹHis glory fills the entire Universe. The Kotzker shook his head. “No . . . Hashem is wherever you let Him in!”

 

Let’s step up and let Him in through our words and actions!

 

One way to start is to help us continue our great work here at the Bach by coming to our Annual Dinner on May 10th! Come support our efforts and join us in honoring  those who have worked so hard to make the Bach great!

 

Good Shabbos.

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

BACH shabbat sCHEDULE 
PARSHA acharei mot kedoshim
APRIL 27 - 29
Iyar 12 - Iyar 14

 

Friday, April 27-  Iyar 12

 

6:15am Shacharit 

 

7:28pm Candlelighting

 

7pm Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

 

 

Saturday April 28 - Iyar 13

 

9am  Shacharit and PDZ Club 

 

10am Babysitting with Shoshana

 

10:30am Pray n Play with Ilana

 

Kiddush is sponsored by Alissa and Steve Grill in memory of the 24th yahrtzeit of Milton Steinberg Z"L, in memory of the 4th yahrtzeit of Menachem David, in honor of the 70th anniversary of Melvin Grill's Bar Mitzvah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm Ladies shiur @ the home of Tamar Sklover 31 E Penn St

 

5:30pm Oneg  @  YILB

 

6:50pm **New** Pirkei Avot class with Rabbi Greene

 

7:20pm  Mincha @ BACH followed by Shalosh Seudot sponsored by the Grill family.


8:32pm Maariv @ the BACH and Shabbat Ends

 

Sunday April 29- Iyar 14

 

8:30am Shacharit followed by Lox n Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

We regret to inform you of the passing of Rabbi Sol Appleman Z"L,  father of Sarah Kasendorf previous Ladies of the BACH president and BACH family member

 

Mazal Tov to proud grandparents Chedva and Jerry Kleinman and parents Ronen and Shira Lazar on the birth of a baby girl

 

Happy Birthday 

Elyezer & Reuven Adler
Elaine Goodman
Alana Jakubowitz

Yaffa Jakubowitz

 

What's Going On At The BACH

bach gala dinner
last chance! deadline to reserve

Enjoy a 'BACH' tini and delicious food, as we toast our fabulous honorees at this year's

 

 BACH GALA DINNER 2018

 

**LAST CHANCE TO RESERVE AND GET IN YOUR SCROLL OF HONOR DEDICATIONS**

 

www.bachyouth.com/gala2018

 

 

annual lag b'omer bonfire
next thursday

Join us for THE inaugural beach event of the season - the Lag B'omer beach bonfire!

Hot Dogs ~ Marshmallows ~ Live music by Mr. Shabbos & our own Rabbi Greene 

 

SEE YOU THERE! 

metropolitan klezmer
sunday may 6th @ the lb library

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER performs for the Sunday afternoon edition of "First Fridays Plus" in Long Beach NY: Free LBNY Arts Council concert by our quintet special - Debra Kreisberg /clarinet & alto sax; Pam Fleming /trumpet & flugelhorn; Ismail Butera /accordion; Dave Hofstra /accordion; Eve Sicular /drums & bandleader. 

Formed in 1994, Metropolitan Klezmer has toured from coast to coast & lately released the band's fifth CD, "Mazel Means Good Luck." Time Out NY says: “Metropolitan Klezmer takes a scholarly approach to the genre’s history, yet never skimps on the exuberance at its core.” The group has been heard from HBO to CNN to PRI, and on dozens of film soundtracks. Bandmates have also performed with the likes of Andy Statman, Indigo Girls, Li'l Jimmy Scott, Government Mule, Marshall Crenshaw, and Natalie Merchant. Flavorpill describes "a sound that is not only exuberantly eclectic but also very danceable... Influences that range from old school Arabic music to Latin jazz to Motown” -- extolling Metropolitan Klezmer as “modern-day purveyors of time-honored traditions.”

 

ladies wednesday
learning returns 

Join Us next Wednesday, May 2nd as Ladies Wednesday Learning returns - with our guest speaker Vivienne Chaya Frank as we embark on the topic of "Making Every Day Count - Self Actualization in Sefrias Haomer"  8pm at the home of Alissa & Steve Grill 

ladies pre shavuot night out

Mark your calendars ladies - Wednesday May 16th @ 8pm the Ladies of the BACH will hold their annual meeting and Pre-Shavuot Cheesecake tasting! 

BACH Weekly Newsletter - Look Twice

04/20/2018 01:23:15 PM

Apr20

BACH Weekly Newsletter

From the Desk of Rabbi Greene

 Tzaras is an affliction that discolors human skin. The discoloration of skin does not reflect a physical ailment. It is a heavenly sign of a spiritual flaw, primarily related to a deficient speech pattern. It is a disease that afflicts one who gossips.

 

The one who is afflicted must go to a Kohain to decide if the discoloration is actually tzaras. The kohain must look and decide.

 

The verse which delineates the investigation seems to tell the kohain to look twice.

 

“And the kohen shall look at the tzaras affliction on the skin . . . and the kohen shall look at him and declare him tamei -impure” (Leviticus 13:3).

 

What is the Torah hinting to in this redundancy.

 

Rabbi Abraham Twerski tells the story of a young man who asked the chief Rabbi of Vilna, Rabbi Chaim Ozer Grodzinsky for a letter of approbation on his father’s behalf. His father was applying for a position as Rabbi in a certain town.

 

Rabbi Grodzinsky felt that the candidate was not worthy of the position, but instead of flatly refusing, he just told him that he would rather not mix into the Rabbinical affairs of another city.

 

The young man began to spew insults and aspersions at the Rabbi. The sage, however, accepted them in silence.

 

Students who witnessed the barrage were shocked at the young man’s brazen audacity. Rabbi Grodzinsky explained, “You cannot view that onslaught on its own. You must look at the bigger picture. This young man was defending the honor of his father, and in that vein I had to overlook his lapse.”

 

So too, the Kohain.  He is told to not only look at the actual blemish, but to also look at the whole situation. The Talmud tells us, for example, that if the man is a groom, about to wed, impurity must not be declared until later. It will ruin the upcoming festivities.

 

It is easy to look at a flaw and declare it as such. It takes much more energy to look at the whole person. The kohain is commanded to make the extra effort. We, too, should expend the energy to see beyond the “rough edges” of others and see the entire person.

 

Good Shabbos

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

BACH shabbat sCHEDULE 
PARSHA tazria- metzorah
adler bar mitzvah
APRIL 20 - 22
Iyar 5 - Iyar 7

 

Friday, April 20-  Iyar 5

 

6:15am Shacharit 

 

7:20pm Candlelighting

 

7pm Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

 

**Note Mincha will be at 7pm starting this shabbat throughout the summer - YAY SUMMER! 

 

Saturday April 21 - Iyar 6

 

9am  Shacharit and PDZ Club 

 

10am Babysitting with Shoshana

 

10:30am Pray n Play with Ilana

 

Kiddush is sponsored by Liba and Bryan Adler in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their sons Elyezer and Reuven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

5:30pm Oneg  @  BACH 

 

7:10pm  Mincha @ BACH followed by Shalosh Seudot. 


8:28pm Maariv @ the BACH and Shabbat Ends

 

Sunday April 22- Iyar 7

 

8:30am Shacharit followed by Lox n Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mazal Tov to Liba & Bryan Adler on the Bar Mitzvah of their sons Elyezer and Reuven this shabbat

 

Mazal Tov ISRAEL on the 70th celebration of Israel and Yom Haatzmaut

 

Happy Birthday 

Elyezer & Reuven Adler
Alissa Grill

Steve Grill

Aryeh Smith

What's Going On At The BACH

kiddie  kamp early bird pricing extended
24 more hours only

Your kids asked for it - and we deliver!

Now featuring openings  for all summer babies turning 2 this summer through age 5. 

 

Don't miss our on our early bird special EXTENDED 24 MORE HOURS - DEADLINE TODAY APRIL 20TH! 

 

Visit www.bachyouth.com/kiddiekamp

 

bach gala dinner
deadline one week away

The invitations are out and the word has spread - now it's time to get your reservations and scroll of honor submissions in for the Gala Dinner -

DEADLINE IS NEXT THURSDAY APRIL 26TH!

For more information visit www.bachyouth.com/gala2018

lag b'omer bonfire

Join us for one of our most talked about events - the Lag B'omer beach bonfire! Featuring live music by Mr. Shabbos and our very own Rabbi Greene.  

metropolitan klezmer
sunday may 6th @ the lb library

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER performs for the Sunday afternoon edition of "First Fridays Plus" in Long Beach NY: Free LBNY Arts Council concert by our quintet special - Debra Kreisberg /clarinet & alto sax; Pam Fleming /trumpet & flugelhorn; Ismail Butera /accordion; Dave Hofstra /accordion; Eve Sicular /drums & bandleader. 

Formed in 1994, Metropolitan Klezmer has toured from coast to coast & lately released the band's fifth CD, "Mazel Means Good Luck." Time Out NY says: “Metropolitan Klezmer takes a scholarly approach to the genre’s history, yet never skimps on the exuberance at its core.” The group has been heard from HBO to CNN to PRI, and on dozens of film soundtracks. Bandmates have also performed with the likes of Andy Statman, Indigo Girls, Li'l Jimmy Scott, Government Mule, Marshall Crenshaw, and Natalie Merchant. Flavorpill describes "a sound that is not only exuberantly eclectic but also very danceable... Influences that range from old school Arabic music to Latin jazz to Motown” -- extolling Metropolitan Klezmer as “modern-day purveyors of time-honored traditions.”

 

ladies wednesday
learning returns 

Join Us next Wednesday, April 24th as Ladies Wednesday Learning returns - with our guest speaker Vivienne Chaya Frank as we embark on the topic of "Making Every Day Count - Self Actualization in Sefrias Haomer"  8pm at the home of Alissa & Steve Grill 

Sat, May 26 2018 12 Sivan 5778