VOLUME 16 NUMBER 32 JUNE 21, 2018 TAMMUZ 8 5778
UPCOMING Parshat Chukat By: Rabbi Landsman
Parshat Chukat begins with the laws of the Parah Adumah. The Torah then tells us
Candle Lighting: 8:12 of the death of Miriam, and then goes on to describe the incident where "There was no
Havdalah: 9:20 water for the Congregation, and they gathered against Moshe and Aharon."
Rabbi Frand quotes our Rabbis who explain the connection between the Parah
August 29-30 Adumah and the death of Miriam, and between the death of Miriam and the loss of well
Faculty Workshops water. The juxtaposition of the Parah Adumah and the death of Miriam teach us that just
Tuesday, September 4 as sacrifices atone, so too the death of the righteous atones. The juxtaposition of the death
First Day of Classes
Grades 2-8 of Miriam and the lack of water teaches us that it was in the merit of Miriam that the
3:30 Dismissal (2-4) nation of Israel merited to possess the miraculous rock-well that accompanied them during
4:30 Dismissal (5-8) all the years of their wandering.
These two statements of Chazal dovetail with each other. There is a connection
between them. When does the death of the righteous atone? The death of the righteous
Tuesday, September 4 only atones when people realize what they have lost.
Orientation Grades N-1 When the Jews first received the water from the rock, it was a big event. But they
were in the desert for forty years, almost two generations, living with that rock every day.
Wednesday, September 5 Imagine how the second generation viewed receiving water from the rock. A
Regular Sessions mother would tell her child, "Listen, I need some water go get me some water from the
Grades N-8 rock." Today when we need water, we go to the tap and the tap gives us water. In those
days, people went to the rock to get their water without giving it a second thought. People
took life as they experienced it in the Wilderness for granted.
Rosh Hashana When Miriam died and the water stopped, people realized that nothing should be
No Sessions taken for granted. Our very existence in this world is based on "Your miracles which are
with us every day". Hashem gives us miracles every single day and we need merit in order
Wednesday, September 12 to receive those miracles. Righteous individuals provide that merit.
Fast of Gedaliah
1:30 Dismissal When Miriam died and the water stopped, people realized that a righteous person
does a tremendous amount for his or her generation. They realized that they were hanging
Semptember 18-19 on in this world by a very tenuous string. We need tremendous mercy, tremendous support
Yom Kippur from and tremendous miracles. It is the righteous of each generation that deserve all of the
When a Tzaddik dies and we lose what we had, we need to look up to Heaven
Mazel Tov to Morah Sara again maybe we can have that merit once more. The death of the righteous only serves as
Buchsbaum (Resource atonement when it impresses people with the fact that we are here only by the Grace of
Room) on her upcoming Hashem. But if a Tzaddik/Tzadeket dies and life "goes on" without anyone realizing what
wedding to Dovid Winter! has been lost, and with no one realizing the benefit and merit that this person provided,
Mazel Tov to Shoshana then his or her death will not atone. The paradigm of the "death of the righteous atoning"
was the death of Miriam. Shabbat Shalom!
(Class of 2018) on her
Have A Wonderful Summer!
Nursery “Moving Up” Ceremony
This past Tuesday the Nursery had a special parent child workshop depicting
all that the Nursery students have learned throughout the year. The
students worked on a crafts project with their parents and sang some of the
songs that they learned this year with Morah Karen. A special thank you to
Morah Sharon, Morah Shana, Morah Peshie, Morah Ilyce, Morah Cindy,
Morah Rachel, Morah Osnat, and Morah Karen for an amazing school year.
The Kindergarten classes held their annual graduation ceremony this past Tuesday. Each
class performed a play including singing and dancing from the knowledge they have
attained this school year. The students truly made their Morot proud! Each class
celebrated this joyous occasion with a party in the classroom. Thank you to Morah Sharon,
Morah Suri, Morah Sara, Morah Janet, Morah Rhona, Morah Rivky, Morah Selma, Morah
Raina, Morah Adina, Morah Shifra, Morah Daniella, Morah Jamie, and Morah Meira for an
incredible school year and graduation performance!
Senior Awards Dinner
This past Monday evening the eighth grade students and their teachers
participated in a beautiful Senior Awards Dinner at the Young Israel of
Hillcrest. Each student received a specific award designed especially for
them. During the ceremony, students and faculty ate dinner and enjoyed
a ruach filled kumzits. An inspiring siyum on the entire Masechet Bava
Metzia on behalf of the entire eighth grade was led by Rabbi Nat’s
Gemara shiur. Special thanks to Dovid Kasnett for leading the siyum.
Eighth Grade Graduation
This years eighth grade students graduated this past Tuesday evening at Queensborough
Community College. Dr. Wein, Rabbi Landsman, Mrs. Golubtchik, Sam Korman and
Sarah Gulamov (valedictorians) addressed the graduates and their families. The girls
performed a beautiful dance routine led by Morah Elana Banilivy and the boys choir sang
beautifully led by Rabbi Nat. All those who attended enjoyed the beautiful video made by
Mrs. Jaffe. Diplomas were awarded to each student followed by Maariv. Thank you to the
entire eighth grade parent committee for organizing the collation at YCQ and the gift to
the graduates. Mazel Tov to all the eighth graders and their families as they embark on
their future journeys.
WE THANK THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS
TUESDAY, 6 TAMMUZ
IN HONOR OF
JORDANA SPARBER’S (8G2)GRADUATION FROM YCQ
BY HER GRANDPARENTS AND PARENTS
THURSDAY, 8 TAMMUZ
IN MEMORY OF OUR PARENTS
MORRIS AND RITA SOLE A''H
משה בן יוםף ןרבקה בת יעקב הלוי ע''ה
BY EVA (SOLE) PICKMAN ('62) AND CHARLES AND RUTH (SOLE) MERRILL ('63)
IN HONOR OF
ZACHARY STEIN’S GRADUATION
BY MAGDA AND SAM YEHASKEL
The YCQ Sefer Torah Campaign
In honor of Adeena Paknoush ז“ל
Fall 2018 · חשון תשע“ט
To view a complete list of honors and be part of
this tremendous mitzvah, please visit
Or call 718-793-8500
YESHIVA OF CENTRAL QUEENS
URGENT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS WHO RECEIVE
SERVICES FROM THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
If your child receives SETSS (NYC Department of
Education Resource Room), speech and language,
occupational therapy, physical therapy, or counseling,
you will receive a “Parent Notice of Intent” letter in the
mail. If you would like to continue the services in
September, you must do the following:
1. Sign the letter, write in the school name, and write
that the school is in District 25.
2. Take a picture of the letter and save it on your
phone in case there are issues in September.
3. Mail it return receipt to the CSE address included
in the letter.
4. If you do not receive a letter by the middle of May,
please contact Din Lu-Berio via email:
[email protected] or at 718 281-3479
FAILURE TO SIGN THIS LETTER WILL RESULT IN DELAYED
SERVICES IN SEPTEMBER.
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PRESCHOOL MOVING UP
EIGHTH GRADE SENIOR DINNER
EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATION