6:00pm Mincha (please be on time!)
7:00am Hashkama minyan
8:00am Gemara shiur w/Rav Summer
9:00am Shacharis 2nd minyan (last shma at 9:21am)
Kiddush is UNSPONSORED. Your Kiddush Committee donation is appreciated.
Mark Magid’s shiur (approx 20 mins after conclusion of 2nd Shacharis)
4:35pm Women’s Pirkei Avos Shiur at the Summers’ home – 1453 So Durango
6:40pm Rav Summers – Mussar Shiur
Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Pines family marking the yahrzeit of Dr. Pines’ mother.
8:39pm Shabbos Ends / Maariv
Mark Magid – Bullet Points – Parsha Behar
- Which is worse, “ona’as mammon(25:14),” deceiving someone in monetary matters, or “ona’as devarim (25:17),” hurting someone verbally?
- 25:17 Why does the pasuk say, “… and you shall fear your G-d?”
- For which aveira is the punishement greater: ona’as mammon or ona’as devarim?
A kiddush to honor this year’s graduates is in the works!
Tentative date: June 20 (Parshas Shelach), or June 27 (Parshas Korach). If you have a graduate (or are a graduate) and would like to be on the Anshe Emes “Honor Roll,” please contact Rachel Bainbridge at 310 276 0931 or firstname.lastname@example.org All graduates welcome: high school, 8th grade, kindergarten, college, seminary, law school, etc. Sponsorship in the kiddush is not required, but is very much appreciated!
Important local elections this coming Tuesday, May 19th. Make sure to go out and VOTE.
Smart & Final
As per Rav Summers, it is now OK to purchase chometz at Smart & Final.
Kiddish Committee (KC) Payment Policies
• Unsponsored Kiddushim and Seudah Shlishit are on hiatus until further notice
• Absent prior arrangements, Kiddush or Shalosh Seudah are provided only after funds are given directly to a member of the Kiddush Committee at least 3 days before the event.
The Pittsburgher Rebbe is in LA through May 26th. The Rebbe will be at Anshe Emes for Shabbos Parsha Bamidbar.
Amsters looking for help
Meira and Zeev Amster are looking for cleaning help on Fridays. If anyone has any leads, they can call Meira at 626-695-2466.
A note to Everyone Involved in the Chesed Committee:
Everybody’s busy during the week, and it may be a challenge to find time to do a chesed for another member of the community. Right here, in the Anshe Emes family, we have an amazing number of folks who take the time to volunteer for Tomchei Shabbos, to visit cholim, and even to help out by watching someone’s kids.
Something that most of us do every day is cook, and that can be a great opportunity to do a chesed for another family and not require a lot of our time.
Cooking for other people in the community, whether it’s for a couple who have just had a baby, for someone who needs a refuah, or for a family sitting shiva, is a tremendous way to help and is a real chesed. I know that people really, really appreciate it, because they often let me know how grateful they are to the Anshe Emes family for making things a little easier during a challenging time. And there’s also that awesome aspect of achdus—just the fact that a lot of people, even people they don’t know, were willing to care for them in this special way, is really the biggest part of this special chesed.
So I’ve been thinking about ways to make it easier for people to participate in the Chesed Committee, and ways to streamline organizing meals. I’ve talked to people in other communities who have some pretty fancy systems for getting meals organized. In some places, people agree to cook on a particular day, a particular meal, so the schedule for the week can be made up knowing who cooks what days, and what they are making.
Here’s some thoughts:
Please understand that when cooking for a family, the meal you make does not have to be fancy or expensive. The point is to make something substantial for dinner. That’s all. It doesn’t have to be several dishes, or include dessert. You’re just trying to help out with something warm and hearty. For a weekday meal: a protein, a starch, and a veggie is really fine.
If you’d like to help out by ordering a meal, that’s great. Or being the person who picks up challohs, dessert and grape juice for Shabbos. Also great.
If you are interested in being on the volunteer list when cooking is needed for people in the shul, please respond to this email by emailing me at: email@example.com
Please let me know the following:
- What day of the week do you prefer to cook? (with a few people set to cook for Tuesdays, for example, there will be people to alternate with as the need arises)
- What can you make for Shabbos? (try to have a few things, if you feel you are not able to make a whole Shabbos meal)
- What meal do you generally like to make? (that way, I can try to make sure there is some variety when making a schedule.)
- If you do not want to cook, but would like to help, what would you like to order or pick up?
Thank you so much to everyone who has been pitching in and really helping with all the cooking lately. It is greatly appreciated.
Sincerely, Cinnamon Shenker