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Published by mweinstock, 2021-11-15 20:02:09

YCQ View 11-12

YCQ View 11-12

Volume 20 Issue 7 November 12, 2021

THE YCQ VIEW!
8 KISLEV 5782 PARSHAT VAYETZEI
UPCOMING EVENTS BY RABBI LANDSMAN
Candle Lighting: 4:21 p.m.
Havdallah: 5:21 p.m. At the beginning of the Parsha, Hashem blesses Yaakov with the
words “I am Hashem, G-d of Avraham your father and G-d of Yitzchak;
Sunday Learning Program the ground upon which you are lying, to you will I give it and to your
Special Guest Speaker descendants. Your offspring shall be as the dust of the earth, and
Rabbi Dov Keilson you shall spread out powerfully westward, eastward, northward, and
author of the new book, southward.”
“Open Your Eyes – The simple understanding of the blessing “Your offspring shall be as the
Seeing Hashem Everywhere” dust of the earth” is that Yaakov’s descendants should be so plentiful
Grades 5-8 that their numbers will be comparable to the dust of the earth. The
Sunday, November 14 Medrash, however, sees in these words more than just a blessing of
9 a.m. being plentiful and bountiful. Out of all the similes that one might pick,
the terminology “like the dust of the earth” is somewhat peculiar.
Grades N — 5 This is different than the blessing elsewhere that we should be “like the
Picture Day sand of the sea” (k’chol haYam). The phrase “k’afar ha’Aretz” literally
Tuesday, November 16 means like the dust of the ground. The dust of the ground is that which
we walk on. Is it not peculiar that Jews are blessed by being told that
JHS Picture Day they will be like the dust that people trample?
Wednesday, November 17 There are so many more picturesque similes to use, as we find
YCQ FAMILY NEWS elsewhere. “Like the stars in Heaven” is certainly a more majestic
Mazal Tov to comparison. Stars are unreachable. They are beautiful. They sparkle.
Adelina Gavrilov (7G1) “As many as the stars in Heaven” is a very inspiring and poetic blessing.
On Her Bat Mitzvah But “k’afar ha’Aretz” is almost like saying “you should be like dirt.” Is
this a blessing?
Mazal Tov to Even the expression “k’chol haYam,” like sand of the sea, seems
Mrs.Rebecca Kosoff more appropriate. In our minds, we do not think of the sand on the
(YCQ Administrative Assistant) seashore as something we trample upon. We associate sand of the sea
On the Birth of A Baby Boy with beautiful white sandy beaches. Even sand has quite a different
connotation than “you should be like dust.”
We Regret to The Medrash explains the very powerful significance of this choice of
Inform You of The Passing of words. This is more than just a blessing of multitudes. The blessing of
Rabbi Mendel Chaim Bernstein, “k’afar ha’Aretz” represents the history of the Jews.
Beloved Father of Everybody tramples over the dust of the earth, but in the end the dust
YCQ JHS Rebbe, of the earth always remains on top. That same dust ultimately covers
Rabbi Ephraim Bernstein those who trample it.
“From dust you are taken and to dust you will return.” In the final
analysis, the dust of the earth is always on top. This is the analogy and
the blessing of “Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth.”
Yaakov is told that his children will be trampled upon and spat upon,
like the dust. But in the end, like the dust, they will remain on top!
Shabbat Shalom

YCQ EARLY CHILDHOOD

YCQ Early Childhood Program Open House A Huge Success!

Prospective parents and students attended the Yeshiva of Central Queens (YCQ) Early Childhood
Program Open House on Sunday, November 7. Rabbi Mark Landman, YCQ Principal, and Mrs.
Sharon Korn, YCQ Early Childhood Program Director, welcomed the future YCQ families.
Parents heard glowing testimonials from Eva Kandinov and Max Olsen, YCQ Grade 8 students, Mrs.
Julia Faska, current YCQ PTO Co-President, and Mrs. Valerie Olsen, YCQ Parent and former YCQ
PTO Co-President.
Mrs. Korn outlined the YCQ Early Childhood Program Curricilum with a comprehensive video
presentation, offering a glimpse into the typical day of a YCQ early childhood student. Mrs.
Korn reported, “It was exciting to meet so many new families, and to share all of the wonderful
happenings at YCQ. The children were enthusiastic and engaged, and we can’t wait to welcome our
new students.”

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YCQ EARLY CHILDHOOD

November 12, 2021 3

YCQ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Ms. Laffer’s Grade 3 Students Study Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Ms. Laffer’s Classes 3-212 and 3-211 learned in Social Studies, that
a veteran is a person who has fought for our freedom and our country – Navy, Army, Air Force,
Marines, and Coast Guard. Our nation honors the men and women who have bravely served our
country over the years; those who have risked their lives to make the world a safer and better
place for us all. In reading groups, the students read an article about Veterans Day, and answered
comprehension questions. They each wrote a “Retell” about what they learned. Ms. Laffer brought
in pictures of her grandfathers who served in World War Two. Her paternal grandfather Hy served
in the U.S. Army, and her maternal grandfather Alex served in the U.S. Navy. The class learned that
although we celebrate Veterans Day every year on November 11, we should remember to honor our
veterans every day!

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YCQ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Ms. Lucks’ Grade 3 Array Cities

Faculty Spotlight: Mrs. Shaina Reiser, YCQ School Nurse

Mrs. Shaina Reiser joined Yeshiva of Central Queens as the School Nurse earlier this year.
Previously,she worked in Magen David Yeshiva as a school nurse in the early childhood center. She
received her nursing degree from Touro College in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to school nursing, she worked
in a pediatric office. Her passion lies in Pediatrics, which is why she chose to work in schools.
Says Mrs. Reiser, “My father is a YCQ Alumnus, and has fond memories of the school. Now that I’m
part of the YCQ family, I understand why. Every day I get the opportunity to work alongside hard-
working staff who aim to create a happy and healthy learning environment. I am honored to be a part
of the YCQ family.”

At The Shabbat Table By Rabbi Ribalt: Parshat Vayetzeh

Please submit the answers to Rabbi Ribalt’s office to enter our Parsha Raffle!
What was the name of the location that Yaakov slept in the beginning of the parsha?
How many total years did Yaakov work for Lavan in order to marry Rachel?
Who is the oldest son of Yaakov?
Who is Dan’s mother?
Who took the Terafim (Lavan’s Avodah Zarah)?

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YCQ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Grade 2 Stav Skit

Morah Foular and Class 2-207 performed a “Stav Skit” today to show how much they know about
the Fall season. They learned many Hebrew descriptive words about Fall, and the differences
between the seasons. What a fun and unique way to learn more Hebrew and apply it to our every
day lives.

After School Program: Literacy Club

Ms. Rosenblum’s Grade 5 Literacy Club is progressing nicely in its reading of “The Unteachables”
by Gordon Korman. The students focused on the characters in the book: who are the favorites,
non-favorites, and their traits, feelings, and actions. They drew pictures of what they thought the
characters looked like. Thank you, Ms. Rosenblum, for encouraging students to love reading!

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YCQ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Mike and Ike and Marshmallow Towers
By Yonah Gold and Jonathan Shamayev, Grade 5

This Tuesday the students of Class 5-300 at YCQ attemped to build the largest tower out of Mike
and Ikes and marshmallows. They had two small packs of Mike and Ikes, a decent number of
marshmallows and about 20-30 toothpicks. In class 5-300 we had many different strategies, and
the towers took on many dimensions. Some students stacked high, and the towers came crashing
down. Many kids had difficulty, and many did it with ease! When they were all finished, they got
to eat all the candies that they were given to build their structure! The winner was Jacob Geula, in
second place was Naftali Hativi and in third was Nehorai Avramcheyiv.

Attention All YCQ Alumni!

If you would like to announce a life event to the Yeshiva of Central Queens community in
“The YCQ View,” please send your name, announcement, and event date to Pam Goldman

at [email protected] We’ll send back a confirmation email. Thank you!

Follow Us Online!

Instagram: @weareycq
Facebook: Yeshiva of Central Queens

Website: ycqweb.com

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YCQ JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Grade 6 and 7 Girls Biking Trip

In honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev, Grades 6 and 7 girls went on a biking trip in Flushing Meadows
Park last week. What an awesome and fun bonding experience to bring in the joyous month of
Kislev!

Seventh Grade Boys Bar Mitzvah Workshop

The Grade 7 boys had an incredible Bar Mitzvah Workshop Monday night! Thank you
Rabbi Landsman, Rabbi Hamel, and Rabbi Bernstein for organizing the event, and
thank you to all the adults and students that made the event so much fun!

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Yeshiva Of Central Queens
Welcomes You To Parent-Child
Sunday Learning This Week

Rabbi Dov Keilson, Mashgiach Ruchni
At Mesivta Chaim Shlomo,
A Division Of Yeshiva Darchei Torah,
Presents “A Proud Jew”
Sunday, November 14
10 Kislev 5782
Grades 5 – 8
Shacharit: 9 a.m.
Breakfast: 9:40 a.m.
Shiur: 10 a.m.

Rabbi Keilson’s lectures are known for their passion,
and have inspired hundreds of people to raise their
level of Avodas Hashem. Rabbi Dov Keilson is also the
author of the new book, “Open Your Eyes – Seeing
Hashem Everywhere.”
Get Ready For Sports, Raffles, Prizes, And Of Course,
An Amazing Buffet Breakfast!
Students, Parents, And Faculty Are All Invited To Share
In This Exciting New Program Of Our Year Long Series
Of Parent-Child Sunday Learning Sessions.

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WE THANK THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS

FOR THE WEEK OF
4 KISLEV - 8 KISLEV

IN LOVING MEMORY
OF OUR FATHER AND GRANDFATHER

SIMHO INOYATOV BEN RIVKA & MIYER A’’H

‫שמחה אינויטוב בן רבקה ומאיר ז"ל‬
‫נלב'ע ט' כסלו התשמ"ח‬

GAVRIEL INOYATOV

MONDAY, 4 KISLEV

IN HONOR OF THE FIRST YAHRZEIT OF

MR. SEYMOUR N. CHESIR A”H

‫שמעון נתן בן לוי הכהן ע"ה‬

YCQ’S FORMER PRESIDENT AND
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

WHO WAS DEDICATED TO PROVIDE
THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF TORAH AND GENERAL EDUCATION

FOR OUR CHILDREN

‫יהי זכרו ברוך‬

YCQ BOARD OF THE TRUSTEES

IN HONOR OF
OUR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

LEOPOLD ('54) SWERGOLD

WEDNESDAY, 6 KISLEV

IN MEMORY OF
THE YAHRZEIT OF
HANNAH GOLDSTEIN A"H
CHANA BAS AVRAHAM
GRANDMOTHER OF
SHOSHANA MALKA HORN ('18) AND ESTHER HORN (8G1)
JONATHAN AND GELA HORN, MD

FRIDAY, 8 KISLEV

IN MEMORY OF

DOROTHY JUKOFSKY A"H

GREAT-GRANDMOTHER OF
JORDANA SPARBER ('18) AND DORAN SPARBER (8B2)

LANE AND JOLYN SPARBER

COMMEMORATING THE SHLOSHIM OF
OUR DEAR FRIEND

BARRY GAVARIN A’’H

‫ברוך בן יוסף ז“ל‬
‫יהי זכרו ברוך‬

HOWIE AND REIZE SIPZNER

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YESHIVA OF CENTRAL QUEENS

JHS Mineral Lab Rocks!

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