High Holidays 2010/5771 Bulletin



Rabbi's Message
President's Message
Rosh Hashana Class
High Holidays Schedule
Petihat Neilah Raffle
High Holidays Laws
Congratulations & Condolences
Class Schedule
Bet Midrash Program
Kol Israel Goes Paperless
Upcoming Events


Executive Committee


Albert M Dweck
Arthur Djmal
Elliott Dweck
Chuck Erani
Albert S Dweck
Ralph Khezrie
Chucky Dweck
Charles Sued
Eddie Baranoff
Charles Grazi
Lee Greenberg
Bernie Hafif
Michael Harari
Robert Lubin
Isaac Oved
Jack Saban
Ezra Saff
Teddy Silvera


Rabbi's Message

     Rambam formulates the misvah of shofar in two different ways:  On one occasion, he says that we are commanded “to hear the sound of the shofar on the first day of Tishri.”  On another occasion, he writes that we are commanded “to hear the wailing sound of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah.”  Since Rambam was exceedingly meticulous in his writing, it is curious that the varied his language.
     The different formulations articulate different aspects of the misvah of shofar.  The misvah of the shofar is, on the one hand, a physical act.  It involves blowing and listening, the mouth and the ears.  One who has not heard the sound of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah has not fulfilled his obligation.    The misvah is not complete by the performance of physical act.  Rambam’s second formulation addresses the subjective aspect of the shofar. The shofar is meant to arouse in us awe, fear, uneasiness and introspection.  If we do not focus on that, Rambam is telling us, we have failed to fulfill the misvah in its entirety.
     The shofar, therefore, is comprised of an external physical act joined together with a subjective emotion.  Like many other misvot, the complete fulfillment of the shofar demands both action and heart.  As we prepare for the holidays and as we spend much time in synagogue and around the table with ritual items, it is important to remember to engage our hearts and emotions and not let the misvot we perform remain as empty rituals.
                                                                                Rabbi Raymond Harari



President's Message

Welcome back to all our members for a most interesting and exciting 5771.
           On behalf of all the Rabbis and committee I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
           In describing my first few months as president, it was full of apprehension, worry, and stress but in the end rewarding.
           Three days after being elected, I met with the treasurer. I was surprised to find out we were 3 months in arrears on all salaries and had only enough money to pay for the utilities and food bills for the current period.
           If that wasn’t enough the next morning I received a certified letter from the bank that holds the mortgage on the expansion house. They wanted to renegotiate or cancel the note immediately. I also found out we only had enough money in the account for 2 more monthly interest payments.
          While I was trying to absorb all this, within the same hour something happen to change my outlook. A woman from our congregation called and told me she would like to start the ladies committee again. She said “I will do whatever I can to help the congregation, let me know”. Within the next week, unsolicited I received 10 more calls with the same intent “I will do whatever I can to help the synagogue.”
          I felt a new spirit and enthusiasm from everyone who called. Within the next month we started the cook book program again, we solved the bank problem, we instituted a repair program on the expansion house so it could be self sustaining until we decide a cause of action. Members came forward and lent the shul money, others paid their membership bills.
          The spirit in the synagogue has been renewed by the many members who came forth with their help.
          We must continue with this positive attitude, if we do and stay united in our efforts we can accomplish whatever we want.
          Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
                                                          Albert M. Dweck  



Kol Israel on the Jersey Shore


Please join us for words of inspiration for Rosh Hashanah
with Rabbi Naftali Besser
at the home of Sandy & Solly Azizo
96 Hathaway Ave  Deal, NJ
Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM sharp.



High Holidays Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 8 (Ereb Rosh HaShanah)
6:45 PM                     Minhah & Arbit
Thursday, Sept. 9  (First Day of Rosh HaShanah)
8:00 AM                   Shaharit
10:15                        Sefer Torah
11:00                        Shofar
 6:00  PM                 Minhah
 6:30                         Tashlikh
 7:00                          Arbit
Friday, Sept. 10  (Second Day of Rosh HaShanah)
8:00 AM                   Shaharit
10:15                        Sefer Torah
11:00                        Shofar
6:30 PM                   Minhah & Arbit
Saturday, Sept. 11 (Shabbat Shubah)
8:15 AM                   Shaharit
5:35 PM                   Derashah for Shabbat Shubah
6:35                          Minhah, Seudah Shelisheet & Arbit
7:50                          Habdalah, Hatarah
Friday, Sept. 17 (Ereb Kippur)
6:10,7:00,7:45 AM   Shaharit (preceded by Selihot)
1:30,2:30,3:30 PM   Minhah (with tefillin)
6:43                            Candle lighting, Fast begins
6:55                            Kal Nidrei & Arbit
Saturday, Sept. 18 (Yom Kippur)
8:00 AM                   Shaharit
11:00                        Sefer Torah
4:00 PM                   Minhah, Neilah, & Arbit
7:40                          Habdalah, Fast ends, Work and food preparation permitted



Kol Israel Petihat Neilah Raffle

We are pleased to announce our first ever Petihat Neilah Raffle. 
The winner of our raffle will have the honor & privilege to open the heichal for Neilah in the Main Building* on Yom Kippur.
Price:  $52/one ticket,
$126/three tickets
$201/five tickets.
Suggested contribution:  one raffle ticket per holiday seat purchased.
The Neilah prayer, during which time the gates of heaven remain wide open to accept our prayers is at the climax of Yom Kippur.  The heichal (holy ark) is opened in order to signify the intense holiness of the moment and to act figuratively as the conduit for our passionate and heartfelt prayers.  It is a great honor and privilege to open the heichal for Neilah.
Drawing date:  Saturday night Sept 11, 2010 (before Hatarat Nedarim)
Minimum 150 tickets sold to validate raffle, otherwise congregation will split the pot with the raffle winner.
*Petihat Neilah in the Annex Building will be auctioned as it is normally done.
 For more information, please call or e-mail our office:  (718) 951-1417 or  info@kolisrael.org



High Holiday Laws

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-Claire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Levy, and Adam, son of Mr. Jack Dweck and Mrs. Shari Shechter
-Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sayegh,  to Saulie, son of Mr.and Mrs. Isaac Gadeh
-Adele, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Greenberg, and Louis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shamie
-Jennifer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Mizrahi, to Ezra, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andre Gheriani
-Eli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Ashkenazi, to Paulina, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Neil Saada
Allie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Franco, and Eli, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Halabi



-Ninette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cohen-Arazi, and Daniel, son of  Mr. and Mrs. Avi Ashkenazi
-Terri, daugther of Mr. and Mrs. Kobi Jacob Sitt, and Jordan, son of Mr. Marc Braha and Mrs. Marlene Braha
-Caryn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lubin, and Amir, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Schacher
-Lew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chares Grazi and Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Greenberg, and Shira, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Matalon
-Adam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Dayan, and Michelle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Marcus
-Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Salame, and Sol, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Ashkenazi

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dayan (girl)
Rabbi and Mrs. Moses Haber (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Salame (boy)

Congratulations to the grandparents and great grandparents on the birth of their grandchildren
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Ashkenazi (boy)
Rabbi and Mrs. Naftali Besser (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Cohen (boy and girl)
Mr. and Mrs. Leon Cohen (girl)
Mrs. Emma Dayan (girl).
Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Dweck (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Dweck (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Dwek
Rabbi and Mrs. Raymond Harari (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Heiney (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Kraiem (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mizrahi (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Salame (boy)
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sayegh (boy)

Bar Mitzvahs
Michael, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Baranoff 
Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Beda
Matthew, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cohen


Frieda Chirazi, on the passing of her mother Hannah Zeitouni
Irwin Dayan on the passing of his mother Marlo Dayan
Mike Shamah, on the passing of his brother Avraham Shamah
Frieda Soudry on the passing of her husband Joseph Soudry
Malkie, Shimon and Moshe Soudry on the passing of their father Joseph Soudry
Jack Tobias, on the passing if his brother Joe Tobias



2010/2011 Class Schedule

Men’s Morning Classes
Monday – Friday Mornings:
5:30 – 6:10 Parashah - Rabbi Hanoch Gez  
6:15 – 7:00  Gemara (Sanhedrin) - Rabbi Raymond Harari
7:00 – 7:45 Gemara (Baba Kamma) - Rabbi David Shweky
7:45 – 8:30 Shulhan Aruch - Orah Hayyim - Rabbi Moses Haber
7:45 – 8:30 Gemara (Baba Mesia) - Rabbi David Shweky 
Sunday Morning:
6:45 – 7:45 Mishnah Berurah - Rabbi David Shweky
8:15 – 9:00 Mishnah (Rosh Hashanah) - Rabbi Raymond Harari
8:15 – 9:00 Hoq LeYisrael - Rabbi David Shweky
9:45 – 10:45  Jewish Thought - Rabbi Moses Haber
Men’s Evening Classes
Monday Evening:
8:30 – 9:45 Bet Midrash Program
Women's Class - Rabbi Moses Haber
Maqam of the Week - Henry Hamra
Sefer Melachim - Rabbi Raymond Harari
Gemara Berachot: Topics in Tefillah - Rabbi David Shweky 


Tuesday Evening
8:30 - 9:30
Contemporary Topics  - Rabbi Naftali Besser

Wednesday Evening:
6:30    – 7:30  
Sefer HaHinukh - Rabbi Moses Haber
Thursday Evening: 
8:00 – 9:00 Parashah - Rabbi David Shweky
Shabbat Classes:
Rabbi David Shweky and Rabbi Daniel Kahana (after first minyan)
Rabbi David Shweky (after main minyan)
Rabbi Raymond Harari, Rabbi Moses Haber, and Rabbi David Shweky


Bet Midrash Program

Opening Night - Monday October 4th
Classes Begin 8:30 PM
Arbit 9:30
Light dairy dinner will be served
Please join the Kol Israel family for a night of learning!!



Kol Israel Goes Paperless

Kol Israel will be going paperless in the near future!  In an effort to transmit information in a more efficient manner and to reduce our carbon footprint, all fliers and announcements will be sent via e-mail as well posted onto our website.  Please send us your information so that we can add/update you and your entire families e-mail addresses.





       -Kol Israel Women's Book Club was a wonderful way to get together and spend a summer afternoon.  Many thanks to our gracious hostess Betty Rishty who welcomed us into her home and served a fabulous lunch.  Vicky Harari led a lively discussion of The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy.  As always she made us aware of the many themes presented by the author and the issues - family, historical and societal - that may apply to our own lives.  Thanks Vicky!

       - Many thanks to Caryn (Lubin) Schacher who chose to donate her winnings from a basketball tournament this summer to Kol Israel youth programs.  We appreciate your support!


Upcoming Events

     - Cookbook - We are looking forward to the publication of our Kol Israel Cookbook this fall!  Please contact Jack Saban or Chuck Erani to place an ad to honor your loved one(s).  Space is limited.
     -Packing Simhat Torah bags on Sunday Sept 26th.  Helpers can receive community service hours.  Contact Elliot Dweck for more information.
     -Rabbi Haber is working on exciting activities for Kool Israel Youth.  We'll keep you posted.
     - Women's Book Club
          NY Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers
          Sunday Dec 5  1:00 PM - Special Hanukah game with menorah lighting at Nassau Colosseum 
                                           Scoreboard Recognition for Kol Israel
          tickets - $20 each
          For more information contact:  Robert Lubin, Charles Grazi, Elliot Dweck



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