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Published by Yeshiva of Central Queens, 2018-10-05 10:05:44

View 3, Vol. 17

View 3, Vol. 17


UPCOMING Parshat Bereishit By: Rabbi Landsman
The third day of creation is the only day in which the expression “Hashem saw that it
Candle Lighting: 6:12 was good” is mentioned twice. This expression is mentioned both following the gathering of
Havdallah: 7:10 the waters which divided the seas from the dry land, and following the sprouting of
vegetation and seed bearing plants, both of which occurred on the third day of creation.
Monday, October 8
Columbus Day As a result of the fact that Tuesday had a double portion of “ki tov”, Tuesday is
considered a particularly fortunate day of the week.
3:30 Dismissal K-8 On the other hand, on the second day of creation, there is no mention at all of the
expression “ki tov.” Rashi comments that the reason “ki tov” is not mentioned on the second
Monday, October 8 day is because the creation of the water was not completed until the third day. A value
Back To School Night judgment of “ki tov” could not be pronounced until the work was complete.
Grades N and K— 7:00 Therefore “ki tov” is mentioned twice on Tuesday, once in connection with the completion of
the water (which was started previously) and once in connection with the vegetation (which
Grade 1 — 7:30pm was both started and completed on that same day).

Tuesday, October 9 This however, begs for further explanation. Hashem is all powerful. What does it
Back To School Night mean that Hashem did not complete the job on Monday? Why not? Clearly, He does not
Grades 2-3 — 7:00pm become tired or run out of time. Rather, He purposely did not finish the job on Monday. What
Grades 4-5 — 8:00pm is this trying to teach us?

Wednesday, October 10 Rabbi Frand quotes the Shemen HaTov who says that Hashem is teaching us a lesson
Back To School Night through the events of creation that we as human beings must learn. This lesson is that “it’s
Junior High School— 7:30pm not over until it’s over”. Sometimes things occur in life and we do not see the benefit or
understand exactly what is happening. Sometimes we will be able to understand what the
Tuesday, October 16 event was really about on the very next day. Then we can see the benefit of the inexplicable
Grade 8 occurrence of the previous day. In the middle of creating the world, Hashem went out of His
way to leave something undone, to leave something with a question mark at the end of the
HS Entrance Exam day, where the “ki tov” was not immedietly apparent. The lesson is that life follows the same
General Studies pattern as the days of creation. We do not always immediately perceive the “ki tov.”

Tuesday, October 30 Life would be much easier to live if within twenty-four hours we would immediately
Grade 8 Parents perceive that elusive “ki tov”. Sometimes we do not even understand events the following
High School Night week or year. Sometimes we do not even understand until the next lifetime. But the lesson of
8:00 PM the delayed “ki tov” is that we should not expect to always see immediate results and
immediate outcomes. Sometimes the good does not come until later.
YCQ Family News
Hashem disrupts the order of creation, leaving something purposely unfinished, in
order to teach us this crucial lesson of life.

Mazel Tov to Shabbat Shalom!

(associate teacher

2-207) on the birth of a
baby girl!

Mazel Tov to BUS SERVICE
Mr. Yoni Goldstein COLUMBUS DAY
(Junior High School) MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2018

on his upcoming

Mazel Tov to Jonathan
Kalantarov on his Bar

The YCQ Sefer Torah Campaign

In honor of

The Paknoush family has partnered with the YCQ community to write a new
Sefer Torah in her honor. The Sefer Torah will be housed in our very own Beit
Midrash, and our students will be using the Sefer Torah on a regular basis. We
have the honor of welcoming a beautiful Sefer Torah into our YCQ home,
and we urge every family to participate in any way possible. Even a small

contribution will merit tremendous zechus as a result of participating in this
unique mitzvah. Please see below for a list of dedication opportunities.

Visit our website at and
reserve your dedication before the Yom Tovim!

For a minimum donation per family, your children will get to assist in

the writing of a Sefer Torah and have an individual picture taken with the
Sofer. You will receive a framed picture of this beautiful event.


Sunday, October 14th
Sunday Morning Learning in honor of Adeena, with Rabbi Shy Shechter as a guest speaker

Tuesday, Octobr 16th
All students in YCQ will be given an opportunity to assist in writing a letter in our Sefer Torah

Students will be given a picture of this special moment.
Wednesday, October 17th

A school wide YCQ Hachnasat Sefer Torah will be held with live music and dancing

The YCQ Sefer Torah Campaign
Invites You to

And now, write for yourselves this song, and teach it to the Children of Israel.
Place it into their mouths, in order that this song will be for Me
as a witness for the children of Israel. (Devarim 31:19)

Please join us for our first
Sunday morning learning event of the 2018 School Year

We will be learning in honor of our beloved


Sunday, October 14

Davening, 9:00 AM
Followed by breakfast
Shiur will begin at 10:00 AM





Main Lobby



1st and 2nd Grade:


3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade:


JHS Students:

Will be dismissed from their classrooms

Doors for pick up will be open from 3:15 pm-3:45 pm for grades N-5
JHS dismissal will begin at 3:30 pm

The yard will be open for parent parking.
Double parking is prohibited!

Violators will be ticketed by NYPD Officers!

  Yeshiva of Central Queens



Monday, October 8
Grades N and K — 7:00

Grade 1— 7:30

Tuesday, October 9

Grades 2-3— 7:00
Grades 4-5— 8:00

Wednesday, October 10
Junior High School— 7:30


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