VOLUME 12 NUMBER 25 MARCH 28, 2014 26 ADAR II 5774
UPCOMING Parshat Tazria/Parshat HaChodesh
EVENTS By: Rabbi Landsman
Candle Lighting: 6:57 At the end of Parshat Tazria, the Torah writes regarding the laws of
Havdallah: 7:59 Tzaraat of garments: "The Kohen shall look after the affliction has been
Sun., March 30 washed and behold! the affliction has not changed its appearance (haNega
YCQ 73rd lo hafach et eyno) and the affliction has not spread, it is contaminat-
Anniversary Dinner ed..." [Vayikra 12:55].
Tues., April 1 Rabbi Frand quotes the Chiddushei HaRim (the Gerer Rebbe) who
Rosh Chodesh Nissan homiletically interprets the words "haNega lo hafach et eyno" to mean that
the affliction did not change its "ayin." Many commentators point out the re-
Fri. April 11 - lationship between the word nega (spelled nun gimmel ayin), meaning af-
Wed. April 23 fliction, and the word oneg (spelled ayin nun gimmel), meaning enjoyment.
Pesach Vacation The two words are made up of identical letters. The only difference be-
Thur. April 24 tween them is where the letter ayin is placed. Is the ayin at the beginning of
Sessions Resume the word (as in oneg) or at the end of the word (as in nega)?
Lice Check The point, according to the Chiddushei HaRim, is that whether some-
Sun., April 27 thing is an affliction (nega) or it is a pleasure (oneg), all depends where one
Yom Hashoah places the ayin (the eye). Many things in life depend on a person's per-
spective. Something can happen that appears to be a blemish, an illness,
Mon., April 28 or affliction. Depending on how a person views the situation, the event can
Special Programs be transformed. With the proper perspective and insight, a person can see
Commemorating Yom this same incident as an oneg, a delight.
Chazal teach that the difference between the disciples of the wicked
YCQ Family News Bilaam and the disciples of the patriarch Avraham is that the former have
an "ayin ra'ah" [evil eye] while the latter have an "ayin tovah" [a good eye].
Mazal Tov Yehuda An "ayin tova" and an "ayin ra'ah" depend strictly on a person's outlook.
Levy on his Bar There are only two types of people in the world; those who see the glass as
Mitzvah! half empty and those who see the glass as half full.
This is the difference between nega and oneg. When the pasuk says
Mazel Tov to
Shayna Jaffe on that the "affliction did not switch his ayin" (lo hafach haNega et ayno), it
means (homiletically) that the person's attitude did not change. The Talmud
her Bat Mitzvah! states in Tractate Eruchin that one of the reasons why Tzaraat afflicts a
Mazel Tov to all person is because of "tzarat ayin". Tzarat ayin is the inability of a person to
those being look at things positively. A person who is a tzar ayin is narrow in his out-
look. He looks with a jealous eye at anyone else's success. This is what
honored at this characterized the disciples of the wicked Bilaam.
The disciples of Avraham look at people generously. They have an
Refuah Shalaima to ayin tova [good eye]. They are willing to forgive, to let the other person
have success, and to be happy for them.
Rabbi Lipsker Have a great Shabbat!
“Remember the Children”
In anticipation of the commemoration of Yom Hashoah, the students in Class 4-307 have devoted the past month to
learning about the Holocaust. After viewing a slide show of photographs that Mrs. Criss took in Copenhagen, Den-
mark, the class has been reading Number the Stars, Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award winning book about Denmark’s he-
roic efforts to save their Jewish population. The class took a virtual tour of the secret annex in the Anne Frank
House in Amsterdam and viewed and discussed “Daniel’s Story,” a short video that was prepared by the United
States Holocaust Museum. Each of the girls then chose and read at least two books from the class collection of
Holocaust memoirs, biographies, autobiographies, novels, non-fiction and historical fiction books. New to the class
Holocaust library this year we added the latest in author Lauren Tarshis’ “I Survived…” series., entitled, “I Survived
the Nazi Invasion, 1944.” In it the author tells the gripping tale of a young boy’s escape from the Warsaw Ghetto
and his experiences living among the resistance fighters who hid and fought in the forests of Poland. The students
have classified the book a ‘must read.’ As a culminating activity to our unit, each girl designed brick panels, based on
the books that she read, for a Wall of Remembrance that we have assembled. It is going on display on the bulletin
board outside our classroom. We hope that you have an opportunity to view our fifty panel wall, and to help us re-
member the one and a half million innocent children who perished during this dark time in our history.
Sixth Grade Science Fair
This past Tuesday evening, the sixth grade students presented their science fair projects for their parents and
judges. All of the projects were innovative and creative. Congratulations to the science fair winners who will
be moving on to the inter-yeshiva science tournament. 1st place- Yitzky Socol- “5 second rule- Is it a dirty lit-
tle lie?” 2nd place- Atara Teitelman and Pnina Levin- “Visual vs. Auditory” 2nd place- Yosef Sullivan - “How
to see in the dark” 3rd place- Matthew Welgrin- “Acid in drinks: How much acid is in drinks and do we like
it?” 3rd place- Solomon and Avigayil Prince- “What's that smell?- Which milk spoils the fastest?” Honorable
Mentions- Josh Khafi- “The effect of heat and soap on bacteria” Hannah Shedlo- “Will my hamster make it
through the maze faster during the day or night?” Eitan Friedman and Joseph Gross- “Dubble Bubble or Ba-
zooka - Which blows a bigger bubble?” Jonathan Schwartz and Jason Kochman- “Which one goes farther- a
slap shot or a wrist shot in hockey?” Amit Azizian- “I am Iron Man” Hillel Golubtchik- “Does eating cold ob-
jects on your front teeth affect a brain freeze?” Special thanks to all the judges and Mrs. Schwartz!
In continuing with YCQ’s chesed programing, Rabbi Rohr and the students of
5-301 headed off to Masbia Soup Kitchen in Forest Hills. Our students gained
tremendous values and learned that giving can be as much fun as receiving!
Tizvku L’mitzvot! Thank you to Mrs. Katz for organizing this trip and our in-
volvement in the Masbia program.
Kindergarten Visits the Matzah Bakery
This past Monday, the Kindergarten visited the Chabad Children’s Matzah Bakery. They
experienced the process of baking matzah from separating the wheat, mixing the flour,
rolling the dough and making the holes, in order to help keep it from rising. While the
matzah was baking, the children made a beautiful Pesach craft. They created an amaz-
ing drinking cup that will be sent home for them to use on Pesach. When they returned
to school, the children got to eat the delicious matzot that they baked!
September 2014 6 Elul 5774 - 6 Tishrei 5775
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Labor Day FACULTY STUDENT ORIENTATION FIRST FULL DAY OF 7:01 Ki Seitzei
WORKSHOPS GRADES N, K BY CLASS 1-8
APPOINTMENT FIRST DAY OF
GRADE 1: 8:30AM-10AM GRADES N, K N: 9AM-12PM
GRADE 2-8: 8AM-1:30PM BY APPOINTMENT K: 8AM-12PM
LICE CHECK GRADES 2-8 LICE CHECK LICE CHECK N,K
FACULTY WORKSHOPS 2:00- NO K BUS SERVICE
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Selichos Begin Erev Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah - Day Rosh Hashanah - Day Fast of Gedalyah
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28 294 TISHREI 305 TISHREI 6 TISHREI Winter Vacation
January 15 -
The YCQ Social Work Department invites you to attend another
parenting workshop entitled:
How to Build Our Children’s
Monday, March 31, 2014
11:30am‐12:30pm prompt at YCQ
$15 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.
Please contact Marcy Davidovics, LCSW or Michali Wiener, LMSW of the
Social Work department at [email protected] to reserve your spot!
KIDS WEEKLY SWIM AND GYM NIGHT
Where: The Israel Center at 67-48 168 Street Hillcrest, Queens
What: Kids play sports and swim in a supervised environment
Cost: $30 per month
Time and Day of the Program:
Tuesday night for boys
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM 1st through 5th grade boys
Thursday night for girls
6:00 PM to 7:30PM 1st through 5th grade girls
Contact for more information:
Paul Gorel at [email protected]
YCQ is Going High Tech!
YCQ ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR!
YCQ VISITS THE MATZA BAKERY!