Parshat Vayechi Schedule


Parshat Vayechi
12 Tevet 5775
January 2-3, 2015


Special guest speakers this week!

Hi there! I hope that you are all well.

This Shabbos, Shira and I are away as we attend the Yavneh Middle School Shabbaton in Huntington Beach. In my stead we have a more then able team. The Drasha this week will be given by Dr. Rabbi Ernie Agatstein. Seudah Shlishit will be led by Rabbi Jacob Rupp who is a beloved campus Rabbi at UCLA. Stay warm and stay close by as we present our February-April program schedule this coming week.  

I look forward to seeing you soon,

Rabbi Shlomo Einhorn


Parshat Vayechi

FRIDAY, January 2, 2015
Candle-lighting: 4:37 PM
Mincha/Kabbalat Shabbat: 4:40 PM

SHABBAT, January 3, 2015
Shacharit: 9:00 AM
All children programs begins at 9:30 AM

Drasha by Dr. Rabbi Ernie Agatstein

Kiddish sponsored by the Kehilla

B'nei Akiva at Yavneh this Shabbat:  4:00 PM

Mincha: 4:30 PM

Seudah Shlishit sponsored by the Kehilla
Dvar Torah with Rabbi Jacob Rupp*
Ma'ariv: 5:35 PM

*Jacob Rupp has served for close to a decade as a popular campus rabbi with the Jewish Awareness Movement at UCLA. He has been privileged to teach, mold, and inspire hundreds of young Jewish college students, through giving classes, learning one on one, and hosting lively Shabbos meals with his wife and kids.
Jacob was born and raised in the Bay Area, holds a bachelors in history from the University of California, San Diego, and a bachelors in Talmudic law from Ohr Somayach in Jerusalem. He received his smicha from R' Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, the former Av Beis Din of Jerusalem. He is a certified health coach and wine importer. He is passionate about fitness, positively influencing others, history, music, politics, business, fine spirits, and constantly trying to be the a better father and husband.

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Times of Davening During the Week
Followed by daily Daf Yomi with Rabbi Einhorn
Daf Yomi Sponsored by Walter and Esthie Feinblum
Sundays:  7:30 AM
Mondays & Thursdays: 6:15 AM
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays: 6:25 AM
Latest Shema: Week of January 4, 2015: 9:28 AM 

Bolt of Inspiration -  Lay Me Down

This week’s reading, Vayechi, is a parsha of transition. It is a parsha that explores how we say goodbye and how we charge the next generation. Before Yaakov passes on he tells Yosef “vShachavti im avosai” “and I will lie with my fathers.”  This is a unique way to refer to death. What message was Yaakov trying to convey? When somebody leaves this world, we lose the energy, talents, and gifts that are associated with them. They may leave behind a legacy but the living embodiment of what spawned the legacy is no longer. Yaakov was teaching his children that with his passing, it’s not just him that they are going to lose, but also Avraham and Yitzchak. With Yaakov departing it is the end of an era. The end of the period we call dor ha’avos, the generation of the fathers. What Avraham stood for, what Yitzchak stood for, those values in their pure unadulterated form will be gone. Rav Moshe Feinstein takes this idea one step further. This is why Yaakov was so nervous to send Binyamin ahead. If anything should happen to Binyamin, he not only loses Binyamin but loses the legacy of his wife Rachel and his most beloved Yosef. Those that have connected themselves to their roots, when they leave, they don’t leave alone, they leave with the generation that got them here. 

Yavneh Announcements

Be Part of the Teen Minyan!
Take active participation and make great friendships! Led by Rabbi Dov Block
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Come to our All -Star Youth Groups every Shabbat!
Earn Torah Dollars for Davening, Parsha and more and trade them in for awesome prizes!
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We wish a Mazal Tov to Odit & Zacharia Oliner on the birth of a baby boy this week!
Mazal Tov to older siblings, Jed and Frankie, Mazal Tov to the grandparents, Esthie and Walter Feinblum and to the great-grandparents, Rabbi Joseph & Dr. Leila Bronner
Mazal Tov to the extended Oliner, Feinblum, Monderer, and Orenbuch families.
May They Merit Raising Him in the Ways of Torah, Chuppah, and Ma'asim Tovim!

Co-sponsored by Dr. Bernard & Temi Monderer in dedication to their parents and in memory of Dr. Monderer's brother, Dovid ben Yechezkel, & by Buddy & Susie Salzberg in memory of Jack and Sima Salzberg & Jack Samuels and their lifetime devotion to Jewish Education
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Join other Yavneh Moms at our Weekly Mom's Shiur in the Library.  
Upcoming Dates: Dec 30th, Jan 6th, and Jan 13th.  
All women are welcome to attend.

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Are you celebrating a birthday, anniversary, simcha, or possibly commemorating a yahrzeit?  Did you know that besides Kiddush and Seudah Shlishit, Yavneh now offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities; Children's table at kiddush, teen minyan, daf yomi, sponsor a Yavneh student for a week, or even a whole day of learning!  Please contact the office for more details at

Have any halachik or any other questions? Feel free to contact Rabbi Einhorn at or call (917) 647-8359 

Save the Date:

Jan 6 – Mom's Shiur in the Library, 8:15 AM
Jan 13 -- Mom's Shiur in the Library, 8:15 AM
Feb 7 -- Trustees dinner at the Montage BH


Community Announcements


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B'Nei Akiva Events:
Shabbat Afternoon SNIF Program:  THIS WEEK Sat. Jan. 3rd CITY SNIF Shluchot meets at 4pm at Beth Jacob (walking groups leave Circle Park at 3:30); V'Za'Ch "Soda" Shlishit 4:00pm at Beth Jacob;  SNIF Saad 4pm at Yavneh.  VALLEY SNIF Lavi 3:45pm Mincha at the Rodan home; SNIF Tirat Tzvi OFF WEEK. Sun. Jan. 4th 11:15 am Manhigut 3rd session; Wed. Jan. 7th Chevraya Bet (9th-12th graders): Israel & Ice Cream 8pm @ Toppings.

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