VOLUME 12 NUMBER 3 OCTOBER 11, 2013 7 CHESVAN 5773
UPCOMING Parshat Lech-Lecha By: Rabbi Landsman
One of the traits that the Torah attributes to Noach and Avraham is that of "temimut," or
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Havdallah: 7:01 completeness. Noach is referred to as a "tzaddik tamim," a righteous, complete person. Av-
Sun., Oct., 13 raham is commanded, "hitalech lefanai veheye tamim," walk in front of Me and be complete.
Learning Program Furthermore, the Torah tells us in Parshat Shoftim, "tamim tihyeh im Hashem Elokecha," be
Begins complete with Hashem your G-d. The Ramban counts this as one of the 613 mitzvot, with two
Monday Oct., 14 parts: acknowledging Hakadosh Baruch Hu as omniscient and omnipotent, and seeking one's
needs only from Hakadosh Baruch Hu, not through any other channel.
No Bus Service
3:30 Dismissal K-8 Rabbi Yonasan Sacks, Rosh Yeshiva of Lander College for Men quotes the Rambam
Tuesday Oct., 22 who says that he does not count "tamim tihye" as one of the 613 mitzvot. This omission can be
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explained in several ways. According to the Terumat Hadeshen (psakim 96), the Rambam's
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General Studies omission is consistent with what he wrote in Hilchot Avodah Zarah (11:16). The Rambam there
1PM explains that one cannot seek out his needs through any channel other than Hakadosh Baruch
YCQ Family News Hu. This is not because other media have inherent powers. The Torah forbade them because
Mazal Tov to they are all false and have no power or validity at all. The commandment "tamim tihye", then, is
Bar Mitzvah! axiomatic - one should completely follow G-d because only He has the power to help. The Ram-
Mazal Tov to Dina ban himself suggests that the Rambam does not count general, comprehensive principles
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Joseph on there Bat as mitzvot. "Kedoshim tihyu," for example, is not counted as a specific mitzva, but is rather a
Mitzvah! general approach to religious life. The same reasoning, the Ramban suggests, could apply to
Mazel Tov to Morah "tamim tihye."
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on the marriage of Alternatively, the Rashba in his teshuvot (1:413) explains that "tamim tihye" is not a
commandment, but a promise or condition. Rashi, commenting on the possuk "tamim tihye,"
explains "kol mah sheyavo alecha, kabel bitmimut." If a person accepts with "temimut" every-
thing he experiences, i.e. lives up to "tamim tihe", then "az tihye im elokecha", i.e. then one will
be "im Hashem Elokecha".
The Gemara in Shabbat (30b), based on the final verse in Kohelet "ki ze kol ha'adam,"
explains that the whole world was created for man. The Akeidat Yitzchok, however, raises an
obvious difficulty. When G-d created all other creatures, He said "ki tov," it was good. However,
when G-d created man, He did not say "ki tov." If man was the reason for creation, why wasn't
"ki tov" pronounced when man was created? One could suggest that the very existence of other
creatures, who are not endowed with free will and evil inclination, is a fulfillment of the will
of Hakadosh Baruch Hu. Human beings, however, must exercise their bechira chofshit to realize
their full potential. Their creation alone is not the achievement of this goal, rather a person must
always strive to improve himself, and attain excellence in his service of, and closeness
to, Hakadosh Baruch Hu.
The Sefer HaChinuch (Mitzvah 2) writes that this idea is evident in
the mitzva of brit milah. Hakadosh Baruch Hu created man imperfectly, and commanded him to
perfect himself. The Chinuch continues, "Ki ka'asher tashlim tzurat haguf al yado," just as a per-
son must perfect himself physically, "ken beyado lehashlim tzurat nafsho," so too one must con-
stantly strive to attain temimut, i.e. spiritual perfection. Have a great Shabbat!
Spotlight on New Faculty:
Hi! My name is Morah Tova Rosenfeld and I am from Queens, NY. I am so excited to be
teaching sixth grade Chumash and seventh grade Navi this year, especially because I went
to YCQ as a student! I was actually part of the ﬁrst junior high class to be in the new
building, and now I am proud to be part of the junior high faculty. I am be'ezrat H'shem
looking forward to a great year in YCQ!
Parshat Noach Comes Alive
This past week, some of the animals from Noach’s Teivah visited the nursery,
kindergarten and the first grade children when a traveling zoo came to the
YCQ yard. The children got to feed and pet a llama, donkey, sheep, goat, rab-
bits, and much more! They also rode in a horse drawn wagon filled with hay.
The children had an amazing time and had a chance to experience animals
up close just like Noach!
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Tuesday November 19, 2013 and
Wednesday November 20, 2013
Hours and staffing requests will follow…
NO BUS SERVICE
Monday October 14, 2013
PICKUP LOCATIONS FOR DISMISSAL
Dismissal from Main Lobby (3:00)
1st, 2nd & 3rd Grades:
4th & 5th Grades:
Will be dismissed from their classrooms. (3:30)
THE YARD WILL BE OPEN FOR PARENT PARKING.
DOUBLE PARKING IS PROHIBITED.
VIOLATORS WILL BE TICKETED BY THE NYPD.
AFTER SCHOOL PORGRAMS
There will be: 6th Grade E2K (3:30-5:00), 8th grade SET3
(3:30-5:15) and Debate (3:30-5:00)
There will not be: 4:30 Room, Chess, Literary Club, Karate,
Boys Varsity Basketball practice will be on Wednesday
October 16, 2013 4:30-5:35 instead of Monday
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10/20 Rabbi Bernstein
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YCQ FIFTH-EIGHTH GRADE BOYS & GIRLS
PARENT-CHILD SUNDAY LEARNING PROGRAM
OCTOBER 13, 2013 9 CHESHVAN 5774
9 AM - 11 AM
Followed by a weekly 3-on-3 intramural
RABBI JONATHAN RIETTI,
NOTED AUTHOR AND LECTURER WITH OVER TWENTY FIVE LECTURE
ALBUMS ON TOPICS SUCH AS INNER GROWTH, SPIRITUALITY, PAR-
ENTING AND JEWISH IDENTITY. HE DRAWS UPON HIS BACKGROUND
IN THE FILM AND ADVERTISING INDUSTRIES IN ORDER TO ENTERTAIN
THE LISTENER WITH HUMOR, LOVE AND JOY.
TOPIC: “The True Secret to Happiness”
Looking forward to seeing you on the following dates
October 20, 2013 February 2, 2014
October 27, 2013 February 9, 2014
November 10, 2013 February 23, 2014
November 24, 2013 March 2, 2014
december 8, 2013 March 9, 2014
December 29, 2013 March 23, 2014
All Sunday Learning Programs begin with Shacharit at 9 am followed by
breakfast, learning and great prizes. Program concludes each week at
11:20 am, following the 3-on-3 basketball game in the gym.
Please Join Us With Your Child* at the
YCQ PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Sibling registration for YCQ families will begin on
Monday, October 7, 2013.
Please call Mrs. Sharon Korn 718-793-8500 x313 or
Hadas Fried at ext. 310 to make an appointment. Don’t
delay! Our preschool fills up quickly and we don't want
you to miss out.
*If your child attends, he/she must be accompanied by
at least one parent and another adult who will remain
with your child during the children’s program.
3rd‐4th & 5th‐6th Grade Boys
Social Skills Group
Following the success of last year’s groups, I am proud to
announce the formation of 2 therapy groups designed
specifically for 3rd‐4th & 5th‐6th grade boys that may be
Skills include (but not limited to):
‐ Developing and Maintaining Friendships
‐ Coping with frustrations and other emotions
‐ Conversation skills
‐ How to handle bullying, teasing, rejection
‐ Assertiveness training
About the group:
‐ Group will run for 8 sessions; more if necessary
‐ Ongoing coordination with the school and teachers
$30 a session
Where and When:
3rd – 4th grade: Sundays at 10:15am in YCQ
5th – 6th grade: Sundays at 11:30am in YCQ
For more information, feel free to contact me:
Avi Shteingart, LMSW CASAC
NEW YCQ FAMILIES
YOU ARE CORDIALLY
INVITED TO ATTEND
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WELCOMING YOU TO THE
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013
AT 8 PM
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Second Heated Pool for deep-water diving. Track and complete with real goal posts.
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bunkhouses for our campers.
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