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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 

BACH Weekly Newsletter - Opening Day is Day Eight

04/12/2018 02:03:17 PM

Apr12

BACH Weekly Newsletter

From the Desk of Rabbi Greene

 

The baseball season has begun. After a number of weeks of exhibition ball, the official season is here. Throughout the country, cities felt the magic of “opening day”. After 45 years I still remember the thrill of opening day for the Cubs at Wrigley Field in my hometown of Chicago.

 

In this week’s parsha, we, the Jewish people, experienced another type of opening day - on a cosmic level.  It speaks of the “Chanukas HaBayis” [inaugural dedication] of the Mishkan [Tabernacle]. 

 

This “opening day” rocked the Universe from top to bottom.  

 

For the seven days prior to the dedication, Moshe led services in the Mishkan. After that preparatory period the Torah declares: “And it was on the eighth day…” Aharon took over and the Mishkan began to run in its normal way [Vayikra 9:1].

 

Rav Dovid Feinstein notes that it is peculiar that the Torah refers to this most auspicious event as the “eighth day”. It was really the “first day”. The first seven days were merely a dry-run rehearsal. The eighth day was the real “Day One” of the functioning of the Mishkan. Only on that day did the Shechina – Hashem’s countenance, come down [9:23].  Yet the Torah insists on calling it the “eighth day”. In fact, the whole parsha is called “shmini” – the 8th. What lesson are we to glean from this?

 

He suggests that the Torah is teaching us the following important lesson.

 

In all matters, especially spiritual ones, preparation is almost as important as the real thing.

 

Preparation is vital for any real growth and accomplishment. Preparation imbue one’s deeds, especially mitzvos, with heart and soul. They transform our actions from lifeless rituals into life-giving deeds of power and light.  

 

If the Torah had called this “Day One”, it would have been sending the message that all the preparation was merely practice. This is not true!

 

The Torah, therefore, emphasizes that the actual opening day was day 8, not day 1.

 

Good Shabbos

This Shabbat @ the BACH

meet daniel & brenda wolnerman

Rabbi Daniel Wolnerman was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa and earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.  After graduating with honors, Rabbi Wolnerman spent six years in Jerusalem studying at Yeshiva Aish HaTorah, earning his rabbinic ordination from the Jerusalem Rabbinate. He then served as the Hillel rabbi and outreach coordinator at the University of Florida and the University of Miami for four years before moving to Toronto where he currently works for Aish Toronto working with university students, young professionals, and families in the Thornhill Woods Shul.

 

Brenda Wolnerman is originally from Toronto where she graduated from the University of Toronto with honors, and earned a Masters of Arts in History of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  She spent one and a half years learning at Shearim College of Jewish Studies for Women, where she not only learned, but also tutored and mentored incoming students. She has participated in many Jewish Outreach training programs, including developing a vibrant monthly Rosh Chodesh program for women, learning with girls weekly, preparing and delivering classes, learning one-on-one with students, and hosting women for challah-baking programs in our home.  Together they have hosted hundreds of guests for Shabbos in our home, ranging from beginners to yeshiva and seminary students, young professionals and families.

 

Brenda and Daniel are proud parents of four children - Moshe, Nechama, Noach and Adina.

SHABBAT SCHEDULE

BACH shabbat sCHEDULE 
PARSHAT SHEMINI
APRIL 13 - 15
niSan 28 - NISAN 30

 

Friday, April 13 - Nisan 28

 

6:15am Shacharit 

 

7:14pm Candlelighting

 

7pm Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat

 

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

 

Saturday April 14 - Nissan 29

 

9am  Shacharit and PDZ Club 

 

10am LBJE services @ Temple Israel

 

10:30am Pray n Play 

 

Thank you Joe & Rhonda Strassman for co sponsoring kiddush. We are in need of another kiddush co sponsor!  To  co sponsor kiddush click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:30pm Ladies shiur @ the home of Tina Lemberger with guest speaker Brenda Wolnerman

 

5:30pm Oneg  @  BACH 

 

7pm  Mincha @ BACH followed by Shalosh Seudot. 


8:15pm Maariv @ the BACH and Shabbat Ends

 

Sunday April 15- Nissan 30

 

8:30am Shacharit followed by Lox n Learning

 

 

 

 

 

Mazal Tov Rabbi Michael & Shira Wagner on the birth of their daughter Aliyah!

 

Mazal Steve & Eve Milstein on the engagement  of their daughter Gracie

 

Happy Birthday 
Alissa Grill

Steve Grill

Aryeh Smith

What's Going On At The BACH

leave the cooking to us this shabbat lunch
last chance to reserve

Join Us for lunch this shabbat @ the BACH as we reconnect with friends, play games, and enjoy yummy food on a long shabbat. What's not to love?! RSVP by TODAY. 

 

To sign up click here or contact 516-897-2473

 

bach gala dinner
a star studded roster of honorees

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 - just a month away! For more information visit www.bachyouth.com/gala2018

bach kiddie kamp
early bird registration expiring soon

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 through April 19th!

 

** Note camp is now extended and will go until August 16th!

Visit www.bachyouth.com/kiddiekamp

lbje services THIS saturday april14

Join us this Saturdasy for LBJE services in honor of our very own Rabbi Aryeh Smith's birthday! Saturday, April 14th from 10 - 11:30am at the Temple Israel Komanoff Ballroom

ladies wednesday learning returns this wednesday

Join Us this Wednesday, April 17th 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 

BACH Last Days of Pesach Schedule

04/04/2018 10:59:32 PM

Apr4

BACH Weekly Newsletter

PESACH LAST DAYS SCHEDULE

BACH last DAYS OF PESACH sCHEDULE 
april 5 - 7
niSan 20 - nisan 22

 

Thursday, April 5 - Nisan 20

 

7:05pm Candle lighting 

 

7:10pm Mincha

 

7:55pm Maariv 

 

7:59pm Earliest time for kiddush, shema, and sefirah

 

Friday, April 6- Nissan 21

 

9am Shacharit

 

** reminder there is no babysitting or pray n play for Pesach 1st or last days

 

7:06pm Candlelighting

 

7:16pm Mincha followed by Maariv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 7 - Nissan 22

Last Day of Pesach 

 

9am Shacharit 

 

10:30am (approximate) Yizkor

 

7:05pm Mincha 

 

8:20pm  Maariv and Yom Tov Ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Going On At The BACH

lbje services - april 14th
happy birthday r' aryeh smith

Mark your calendars for our next  LBJE services in honor of our very own Rabbi Aryeh Smith's birthday! Saturday, April 14th from 10 - 11:30am at the Temple Israel Komanoff Ballroom

BACH Pesach Schedule - 1st Days

03/27/2018 09:18:53 PM

Mar27

BACH Weekly Newsletter

PESACH FIRST DAYS SCHEDULE

BACH 1ST DAYS OF PESACH sCHEDULE 
march 23 - 25
niSan 7 - nisan 9

 

Thursday, March 29 - Nisan 13

 

8pm Bedikat Chometz - Searching for Chametz

 

Friday March 30 - Nissan 14
Erev Pesach

 

8am  Shacharit followed by siyum bechorot

 

10 to 11am Communal burning of chametz @ Young Israel of Long Beach   

 

10:23 am No eating chametz after this time

 

11:42am Chametz may not be used or owned 

 

7pm Candlelighting

 

7:05pm Mincha followed by Maariv

 

7:53pm Earliest time for kriat shema/ kiddush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, April 1 - Nissan 15

Shabbat - 1st day of Pesach

 

9:15am Shacharit *note later time

 

** note there is no babysitting or pray n play for Pesach 1st or last days

 

6:45pm Mincha 

 

8:06pm  Maariv and candle lighting

 

Sunday March 25- Nissan 9
2nd day of Pesach

 

9:15am Shacharit *note later time

 

7:05pm  Mincha

 

8:12pm Maariv & Yom Tov ends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Going On At The BACH

Pre Pesach Preparation & information

sell your chametz

For those who still need to sell their Chametz, please be in touch with Rabbi Greene ASAP at rabbigreene@bachyouth.com . Rabbi Greene will be available at the BACH tomorrow - Wednesday March 28th from 8:15 pm to 9:30pm to accept sale of chametz forms in person. To access the sale of chametz form click here. 

pesach preparation and the seder - laws & practical pointers

For some Pesach Preparation insights and Seder "What to's" visit www.bachyouth.com/passover

chol hamoed youth trip

Calling all kids! Join us for an AWESOME fun time at Skyzone! Tuesday April 3rd @ 12pm.  Fore more information contact Hudi Chinskey at hudichinskey@gmail.com or David Kintzer at kintzer@bachyouth.com

bach chesed fund campaign
community charity fund appeal

It is customary in the month of Adar to begin giving money to charity in honor of both Purim and the upcoming holiday of Passover. These campaigns are typically called Matanos L'evyonim (for Purim) and Maos Chittim (for Passover).  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 not only to help provide necessities for those in our community for Purim and Passover, but year round as well.  Look within yourselves, and find the ability to contribute within your means to help those that need it – year round. 


The BACH Chesed Fund is a completely separate account and it has and continues to help those in our community with their basic needs to live from day to day.  None of the funds are used for luxuries, they are all used for food, utilities, and basic needs that we all have as human beings.  We have an obligation to help our family and our Jewish community first, and our community needs your help. 

 

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

Fri, April 20 2018 5 Iyyar 5778