VOLUME 12 NUMBER 18 FEBRAURY 7, 2014 7 ADAR 1 5774
UPCOMING Parshat Tetzaveh By: Rabbi Landsman
EVENTS One of the main garments that the Cohen Gadol of Israel donned was the choshen, that he
Candle Lighting: 5:02 wore upon his chest. This contained twelve precious jewels of different colors and on each of the
Havdallah: 6:04 stones was engraved the name of one of the tribes of Israel.
Sun., Feb. 9 In addition to these stones there were two large elongated diamond stones that were
JHS Parent-Child embedded in the shoulder straps of the eiphod that the Cohen Gadol wore. Engraved on those
Learning Program shoulder strap stones were the names of the Avot of Israel and a reference to all of the tribes of
Israel. Thus all of the twenty two letters of the Hebrew alphabet were to be found on these stones
9-11 AM on the choshen and on the shoulder straps.
Fri., Feb. 14 -
Shab., Feb. 15 This allowed these stones and their engraved letters to serve as the urim v’tumim the
8th Grade Yachad means of prophecy by which important national issues could be decided with Divine help and
intervention. Though the letters of the answer shone on the stones, the ability to string the letters
Shabbaton has been together correctly and coherently into the necessary words and message depended upon the
postponed to March prophets of Israel who “read” the urim v’tumim accurately.
28-29 Rabbi Wein teaches that this was symbolic of the symbiotic relationship, so to speak, of
Mon., Feb. 17 HaShem and the Jewish people in pursuit of the national and spiritual goals of Israel. Only by
No Sessions this interaction of Heaven and humans could the message of the urim v’tumim have any
President’s Day constructive meaning. Rabbi Wein explains that heaven alone never completely determines our
Wed., Feb. 19 - future. We must also work and strive, interpret and analyze, study and act in order to see our fu-
Thurs., Feb. 20 ture realized successfully.
In the pocket of the choshen there was inserted a piece of parchment with the ineffable
Western Hemis”Fair” name of the HaShem written upon it. This was the engine that powered the miracle of the urim
5th Grade v’tumim. Without its presence the choshen was a lifeless collection of jeweled stones. This
significance is part of Jewish tradition.
YCQ Family News Beauty and expensive value are only relevant when they are somehow inspired and
created for a lofty purpose of spirit and service. Shlomo Hamelech wisely said that “if HaShem’s
Mazal Tov to Coach spirit is not felt in the building then those that have constructed it have toiled in vain.”
Justin and Morah
Schussheim on the In the time of Bayit Sheni, the choshen was present on the chest of the Cohen Gadol, but
birth of a baby boy! the urim v’tumim was no longer in effective operation. The human element of service and
dedication was already lacking. There were no longer prophets present amongst Israel and the
Mazel Tov to Morah choshen therefore was merely an ornament, part of the uniform of the Cohen Gadol but no longer
Farbman on the birth a guide to the future and a source of instruction to the people of Israel from HaShem.
of a baby boy! The lacking of the choshen led great men and rabbinic leaders during Bayit Sheni to
Mazel Tov to Mrs. recognize early on that this Temple was ultimately doomed to be destroyed. The necessary
Stefanie Sturm interplay of heaven and earth, of HaShem and His creatures were no longer present. In such an
environment, no matter how beautiful the structure or how handsome the jewels may have been,
(resource room) on the the whiff of eternity upon which all Jewish life is based was absent. It is our task to somehow
birth of a baby boy! restore the very same urim v’tumim in our personal and national lives. Shabbat Shalom!
Mon., Feb. 17 - No Sessions - President’s Day
Fifth Grade Overnight Trip to
The Greenkill Environmental Center
The fifth graders had an exciting opportunity to have a hands-on learning experi-
ence in the wilderness on their trip to Greenkill in Upstate New York. The students
arrived to a snow filled forest with beautiful log cabins where they lodged over-
night. Their experience included learning about wildlife studies through the show
“Birds of Prey” and a forest ecology hike as well as walking across the ice covered
lake, crossing the hanging bridge, and going snow tubing. The trip continued with
an interpretative walk through the woods where the students learned about dif-
ferent types of trees and leaves. They also enjoyed a campfire, crafts, and surviv-
al skill classes. Through team building and cooperation the fifth grade learned
how to survive in the wilderness. Thank you to Mr. Ed Kahn and all the chaper-
ones including, Rabbi Landsman, Rabbi Eisenberg, Rabbi Finkelstein, Rabbi Rohr,
Rabbi Rosen, Mrs. Orlanski, Miss Devorah Hagler, Morah Miriam Narrow-Tilonsky,
for making this trip so memorable and thank you to the YCQ Parents Association
for sponsoring the trip. Special thanks to Rabbi Lonner and Rabbi Kovitz for
providing all the delicious food and snacks that the children enjoyed!
YESHIVA OF CENTRAL QUEENS
MR. LAWRENCE COHEN
LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION AWARD
ILANA AND ELI GUTENMACHER
PARENTS OF THE YEAR
CLASS OF 1964
ON ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
CLASS OF 2004
ON ITS TENTH ANNIVERSARY
SUNDAY, MARCH 30, 2014
SANDS AT ATLANTIC BEACH
DETAILS TO FOLLOW
The YCQ Social Work Department invites you to attend the first of a
parenting workshop series
How To Set Limits
Deal With Your Child’s Unhappiness
Monday, February 10, 2014
12:00‐1:00pm prompt at YCQ in Room 309
$12 per person
By: Harriet Cabelly, LCSW
Harriet Cabelly has been a social worker for 20 years, in the school system and in private practice. She is
currently involved in coaching, blogging, facilitating parenting and coaching workshops, and interviewing
people. Four years ago she added life coaching to her repertoire of skills. In her private practice as a
therapist, she worked with clients around issues of grief and loss, from people who lost loved ones in
9/11 to people going through divorce and illness. Her specific area of interest is helping people create
good and meaningful lives beyond their challenges.
We are interested in running additional parent programs and would
appreciate your feedback on topics and scheduling.
Please contact Marcy Davidovics, LCSW or Michali Wiener, LMSW of the
Social Work department at [email protected] to reserve your spot!
WE WANT YOU!
Do you know any YCQ Alumni
who graduated 50 years ago from the
Class of 1964?
If you do, please contact, or have them contact, our Alumni Director,
Rabbi Marc Merrill
so that we can include them in the upcoming
50th Year Class Reunion
in conjunction with
YCQ’s 73rd Anniversary Scholarship Dinner
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Sands Atlantic Beach
Yeshiva of Central Queens
JHS GIRLS SHABBATON
February 28-March 1, 2014
Raleigh Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY
Departure from YCQ Friday Morning: 9:00 AM
Return to YCQ on Saturday night: 10:15 PM (approximately)
Please check the YCQ Hotline (718‐518‐3075)
on Saturday night for up‐to‐date informa on about return me.
Yeshiva of Central Queens
JHS Girls Shabbaton Permission Slip
Please Return to Ms. Gordon in the JHS Oﬃce
by Friday, February 21, 2014
You may request two people for your room at the Raleigh Hotel .
You will definitely receive at least one request.
I am coming to this Shabbaton with a positive attitude, ready to have a
really great time. I plan to dress appropriately and participate in all of
the programs of the Shabbaton.
Students Class ____________________
I hereby give my daughter __________________ permission to
attend the YCQ Girls Shabbaton at the Raleigh Hotel on February 28 &
I have enclosed $115 for the Shabbaton.
YCQ JHS FEBRUARY TEST CALENDAR
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
JHS Parent- Child Learning 3 4 5 6
6th Gemara 6th Math 14
Overnight Greenkill Trip 7 math/ 8 math (Sider) 7th Boys Navi Purim Katan
8 boys math (Schwartz) 7th Girls Navi Test
9 10 11 12 13
JHS Parent- Child Learning 6th Boys Ivrit 6th Boys Chumash 28
7th Halacha 6th Navi JHS Girls Shabbaton
16 6th Girls Chumash 6th Girls Ivrit 8th Science
7th Gemara 8th Boys Chumash 20
7th Girls Halacha 8th Girls Chumash 19 Western Hemis"fair"
8th Social Studies 6th Boys Navi 6 Girls Navi
6th Vocabulary 6/7/8 Math
17 18 7th Language Arts 7th Boys Ivrit
No Sessions - President's 6th Math 8th Boys Ivrit 7th Girls Ivrit
8th Girls Ivrit
Day 8th grade Algebra test &
23 24 25 26 27
JHS Parent- Child Learning 6B2 Science 7th Boys Chumash 6th & 7th Social Studies 6 Math (Sider)
6th Halacha (girls) 8th Girls Halacha 7th Girls Chumash
7th Science 8th language arts 8th Gemara
8th Boys Navi
8th Girls Navi
YCQ 5TH - 8TH GRADE STUDENT
SUNDAY LEARNING PROGRAM
PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
February 9, 2014
9nd Adar I 5774
9 AM - 11 AM
11-11:20 3-on-3 Basketball
FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL
FEATURING SPECIAL SPEAKER:
“The Purpose of
Making ” ציצית
Greenkill Snow Tubing