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The VIEW 28, Vol. 12

The VIEW 28, Vol. 12

VOLUME 12 NUMBER 28 MAY 2, 2014 2 IYAR 5774

UPCOMING Parshat Emor By: Rabbi Landsman

EVENTS In the days of the Beit Hamikdash, every erev Shabbat twelve challot would be baked in a

Candle Lighting: 7:34 special shape (“lechem hapanim”) and would be placed on the Shulchan in the Heichal on Shabbat
Havdallah: 8:36 morning. These challot would sit on the Shulchan all week long, and would be removed the next
Shabbat morning when the newly baked lechem hapanim would replace them. The Kohanim had
Monday May 5 a mitzvah to eat the removed challot each week on Shabbat and on the night of motzei Shabbos until

Yom Hazikaton midnight. Miraculously, the challot tasted delicious as if freshly baked.

Special Programs HaRav Hershel Schachter, shlita, Rosh Kollel and Rosh HaYeshiva, Yeshiva University,
quotes the Gemarah (Menachot 94b) records two views regarding the required special shape of
Monday May 6 these challot. One opinion is that they were in the shape of a canoe, pointed at both ends and wider
Yom Ha’atzmaut in the middle, and the other view is that they were shaped like a rectangular carton. The Chazon Ish

Special Programs writes that both are correct and that either shape would have been acceptable.

Thursday May 8 On Shabbat when we recite the bracha of hamotzi at the beginning of each meal, the minhag
is that we use challot either in the shape of a canoe or in the shape of a carton. This minhag is based
Normal Session N, K on a passage in the Zohar which states that the challot on Shabbat should remind us of the twelve

YCQ Family News challot which were placed on the Shulchan every Shabbat. On Yom Tov, when the challot used for
hamotzi are not reminiscent of the lechem hapanim, many have the custom to use round challot

Mazel tov to Mrs. indicating that these challot are only to reminisce about the miraculous double portion of mohn that

Melissa Cohen fell every erev Yom Tov, and not having any connection with the lechem hapanim.
Based on this passage from the Zohar, many have the practice to have twelve challot on the
(3-209) upon her table when reciting hamotzi over only two. Others have the practice of cutting both challot of the
promotion to the three meals of Shabbat, adding up to a total of twelve half challot to remind us of the twelve lechem

position of Assistant hapanim.

Principal of General On Shabbat when we don't go to work or earn any money it is especially important to

Studies Grades 1-5 remind ourselves of both miracles – the mohn and the lechem hapanim. The mohn was referred to in

the Chumash as “lechem min hashomayim – food from heaven.” Each family would measure how

Mazal Tov to Rabbi much monh was brought home each day, and despite the fact that some collected much more than
they need and some collected much less than their family needed, it would miraculously turn out
Finestone (JHS that each family ended up with exactly the amount they needed for all members of the family. We

Gemara Rebbe) on believe in hashgacha pratit, especially in the area of parnassah. Rav Schachter quotes the Gemarah

the birth of a (Taanit 2A), that states that parnassah is one of the areas that HaShem does not delegate to mala-

granddaughter chim, e.g. to nature. He takes care of each person's parnassah individually. One who believes that
his parnassah is determined in heaven will not feel the need to violate Shabbat to earn more, nor to

Mazal Tov to Mrs. encroach on someone else's parnassah in an inappropriate manner. The Gemarah (Yuma 38b) states,
Levine (2-207) on that in heaven records are kept of each individual, and “everyone will receive what is due him, and
no one can even touch anything that was intended for another person.”

the birth of a great The miracle of the lechem hapanim extends throughout all generations. The food we eat

granddaughter. on Shabbat is very tasty even though it was not cooked or baked that day. Just as the mitzvah of
the lechem hapanim served as a segulah for parnassah for Klal Yisroel, so too, our observance

Mazal Tov to Ezra of Shabbat not only will it not diminish our parnassah, but will enhance it. The miracles of lechem
hapanim and the mohn have followed shomrei Shabbat Jews throughout all the generations.
Perlmutter on his
Have a Shabbat Shalom!

Bar Mitzva!

REMINDERS: 
NURSERY and KINDERGARTEN WILL have regular sessions on THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014 

Please remember to submit your class placement form. 
Please remember to submit your parade form as soon as possible. 

Yom Hashoah: Never Forget by Josh Weinstein

This past Monday, the eighth grade set the tone for Yom Hashoah U'Gevurah for
the fifth through seventh grade in their annual production, titled Never Forget,
directed by Josh Weinstein and Kayla Liviem, under the direction of JHS
Assistant Principal Mrs. Golubtchik. The production was based on Professor
Yaffa Eliach's Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust that followed characters as they
experienced the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Pesach and Chanukah
during a year in Bergen Belsen. The commemoration was intensified with a
dance, directed by Mrs. Tzirel Goldschmeidt and Emily Stemp, as well as mean-
ingful songs by the YCQ choir, under the direction of Rabbi Ophie Nat and closed
when six students presented Survivor Stories, telling the story of relatives and
close friends that went through the horror and trauma of the Holocaust. It was
truly a memorable and emotional experience that we will never forget.

YCQ’S FOURTH GRADERS TOUR THE MET

Many of YCQ’s fourth grade girls and boys are currently reading From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, their
fourth and final class novel of the year. This Newbery Award winning novel, by E.L. Koenigsburg, is set in the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. On April 29th and 30th the students were thrilled to participate in fabulous docent-led tours of the MET’s
galleries, and to follow in the footsteps of the book’s main characters, Claudia and Jamie Kincaid. The girls and boys were
astonished to learn that the MET is as large as 35 football fields and that it houses between two and three million works of
art! They learned that every piece of art on display at the MET is accompanied by a “wall text” that contains information
about the art, the artist who created it, the year in which it was produced, and the material from which it was made. Each of
the six groups into which the students were divided investigated different areas of the museum, and focused on different
works of art. Among the most intriguing were medieval tapestries, bronze Rodin sculptures, Goya portraits, the Temple of
Dendur, and a taxidermied deer covered in crystal glass. The children were especially excited to see Emanuel Gottlieb
Leutze’s masterpiece, “Washington Crossing the Delaware,” the largest framed painting on display at the MET. Some of the
boys and girls had an opportunity to ride in the MET’s glass elevator, while others were able to descend the grand staircase.
When we returned to school, each of the girls and boys was rewarded with a Family Pass, entitling them to return to the MET
with their families and to continue their exploration of the largest art museum in the western hemisphere!

Names Not Numbers

This past Monday evening to commemorate the Shoah, a group of eighth grade students
along with holocaust survivors, presented a video documentary. The program Names Not
Numbers is a project created by Mrs. Tova Rosenberg, to inspire survivors to tell their
stories to the students, and have those stories documented on film for future generations to
see and hear. YCQ’s 2014, Names, Not Numbers film will be available in the Yad V’Shem
archives. The message that Mrs. Rosenberg wants to get across is how important it is that,
“we do not forget to tell the children that in the end, we won and they lost.” The students
were taught interviewing skills and film making, prior to being placed in groups and then
paired with a survivor. During their time together, they got to know each other intimately
through detailed interviews on their experiences prior to, throughout and after WWII. When
asked what she thought about the program her great-great uncle was a part of, eighth grader,
Avigail Winokur said, she learned that she needs to pass on these stories to future
generations, just as the title states, “we are not numbers, we are people.” Despite our en-
emies attempt to annihilate the Jewish people, we will survive.

Yeshiva of Central Queens

URGENT MESSAGE

ATTENTION PARENTS OF STUDENTS WHO
RECEIVE SETSS (RESOURCE ROOM),
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE,
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY,
PHYSICAL THERAPY, OR
COUNSELING SERVICES FROM THE

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

You will be receiving a letter in the mail from the
New York City Board of Education.

If you have not received the letter by May 19, please
contact Mrs. Debbie Bermish

at 718-793-8500 x326 and she will send one home.
In order to guarantee services for the

school year 2014-2015 this letter MUST be signed
and mailed “return receipt” to the

Board of Education, Linden Place address
BEFORE June 1, 2014.

Please make a copy of this letter for your records.
Note that YCQ is located in district 25.

Failure to return this letter on time will result
in the TERMINATION of all service.
Please call extension 326 if you have
any concerns or questions.

September 2014 6 Elul 5774 - 6 Tishrei 5775

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

7 ELUL 9 ELUL 10 ELUL 11 ELUL
1 2 3 4 5 66 ELUL
8 ELUL

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
ORIENTATION PRESCHOOL
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
GRADE 1
3:30

13 ELUL 14 ELUL 16 ELUL 18 ELUL
7 8 9 10 11 12 1312 ELUL
15 ELUL 17 ELUL

BACK TO BACK TO BACK TO 6:49 Ki Savo
SCHOOL SCHOOL SCHOOL

NIGHT NIGHT NIGHT
JHS GRADES 2-5 GRADES N, K, 1

7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM

14 1519 ELUL 1620 ELUL 1721 ELUL 1822 ELUL 1923 ELUL 2024 ELUL 25 ELUL

6:37 Nitzavim - Vayelech

SELICHOT BEGIN
5-8 PARENT-
CHILD
SELICHOT
PROGRAM

21 2226 ELUL 2327 ELUL 2428 ELUL 2529 ELUL 261 TISHREI 272 TISHREI 3 TISHREI

Selichos Begin Erev Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah - Day Rosh Hashanah - Day Fast of Gedalyah
1 2 Haazinu
6:29
NO SESSIONS 6:26
NO SESSIONS
NO SESSIONS

28 294 TISHREI 305 TISHREI 6 TISHREI Winter Vacation
Thursday,

January 15 -
Sunday, January

25 2015

Dear Members of the YCQ Family,

We are delighted to inform you that the Board of Trustees has chosen Mrs. Melissa Cohen to be the
Assistant Principal of General Studies, Grades 1-5, effective July 1st, 2014.

Mrs. Cohen is a graduate of Stern College and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Educational Ad-
ministration at Brooklyn College. She has served on the faculty of YCQ for the last ten years, and dur-
ing this time she has become recognized as one of our most effective, dedicated and beloved teachers.
As a teacher she has been noted for her thirst for professional development, her role in curriculum
development and standardization, the best practices and good advice on teaching that she shares reg-
ularly with her colleagues, and the wonderful relationships she has built with the entire YCQ Commu-
nity.

During the current academic year Mrs. Cohen agreed unexpectedly to take on the role of Acting Assis-
tant Principal while Mr. Cohen tended to his family’s needs. In this role she has already earned the re-
spect of the entire community as a strong and dedicated administrator.

In Mrs. Cohen's interviews two things became clear. First, Mrs. Cohen loves YCQ and is 100% dedicated
to its mission. Second, she has translated this passion into a clear vision of how to make an already
strong elementary school program much stronger, and she has already started this process during the
current year. We are excited to support her in implementing her vision.

It is important to note that Mrs. Cohen was chosen for this permanent role in an open and highly com-
petitive process. The Board of Trustees nominated a Search Committee that included members of the
YCQ administration, faculty, parent body, Board of Trustees and Board of Education. The Committee
advertised widely, brought eight candidates to YCQ for face-to-face interviews, and several candidates
for multiple rounds of interviews with the committee, Board of Education and Executive Committee.
We are grateful to the talented educators who took the time to share their vision for YCQ with us in
this process, and the committee members for their substantial efforts.

As we mark this transition, we once again wish to thank Mr. Cohen for all he has done in building
YCQ’s elementary school into a strong and vibrant program. We are delighted he will be continuing on
as a consultant for YCQ, and we wish him and his family good health and happiness.

Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Cohen and wishing her many years of success in her work on be-
half of our Yeshiva.

Mr. Israel Glaser, Chairman, Board of Trustees

Dr. Joel Cohen, President

Dr. Joel Wein, Chairman, Board of Education

Rabbi Landsman, Principal



Yeshiva of Central Queens

CELEBRATE ISRAEL PARADE
Sunday, June 1, 2014

(rain or shine)

“Jerusalem of Gold”

is being presenting in coordination with this year’s Parade-wide theme:

“Celebrate Israel Parade’s 50th Anniversary”

The pictures on our banner are artistic renderings of Jerusalem

Each grade will present pictures representing scenes of Jerusalem

The great Rabbi Akiva, before he devoted himself to Torah study, worked as a
shepherd for Kalba Savua. When Rachel, Kalba Savua's daughter, saw that even
though Akiva was unassuming, there was something extraordinary about him, she

said, "If I am willing to be betrothed to you, will you attend a house of study?"
Akiva answered, "Yes." So she betrothed herself to him in secret. When Kalba
Savua learned what she had done, he drove her out of his house and vowed that
she was not to benefit from any of his property. At that, she went off and openly
married Akiva. When winter came, they were so poor that they had to sleep in a
straw bin. As Akiva picked the straw from her hair, he would say, "If I had the
means, I would give you a 'Jerusalem of Gold.'- (A gold tiara with "Jerusalem" engraved on it)
When Rabbi Akiva, after 24 years of uninterrupted Torah study, became a leading
scholar in his generation, he indeed had a ‘Jerusalem of Gold’ tiara made for his wife.
When the wife of Rabban Gamliel saw it, she was envious of her, went to her
husband and said so. He replied, "Would you have done for me what she did for
her husband? She used to sell the braided locks of her hair and give him the money,

so that he could occupy himself with Torah!

Rabbi Akiva lived during the period after the churban - the destruction of the Holy
Temple in Jerusalem - and the start of our two millennia long exile. The ‘Jerusalem
of Gold’ tiara represented the fulfillment of the prophecy that Jerusalem would be rebuilt
and the elderly would once again sit and congregate outdoors and children would

once again play in its streets. We, today, are witness to the rejuvenation of
Jerusalem and the entire land of Israel. Once again Jerusalem’s streets are teeming

with life as Jews throughout the Diaspora are returning both as visitors and olim.
May we also witness the rebuilding of the Beit HaMikdash and G-d’s restoring His

Shechinah speedily in our days.

We would like to make this year’s Parade the best ever!
Fourth through eighth grade students are required to march in the parade.

COME MARCH AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL!

Yeshiva of Central Queens
Parade Sign Up

All participants in the Israel Day Parade must wear this year’s YCQ T-shirt. T-shirts and transportation will cost $7
per person (required even if you will not be using transportation). Please fill out the form below and submit it with the total
payment to Mrs. /LURQ)ULHGPDQ, or Mrs. Gloria Grossman no later than 0D\

Last Name, Student Class Adult Adult Adult Adult Adult Adult Adult Adult Going Returning Not going Not
First Name Size Size Size Size Size Size Size to with YCQ with YCQ returning
bus but with YCQ
parade bus meeting bus (will
with us in the pick up
YCQ child at
bus city
end of
route)

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL

Attendance is mandatory for all students in grades 4 -8. A signed note requesting to be excused
must be given to Rabbi Landsman. More information will follow in the next few weeks. If you have

any questions please call Mrs. /LURQ)ULHGPDQ 718-793-8500 ext 330.

Enclosed please find $___________ for _________________ Parents who join YCQ’s group for the
Parade are requested to please march in
Number of people the area designated for parents. Thank

Signature _____________________________ you for your cooperation.

Do you have any old used
books that you don’t want

anymore?

Well the YCQ 6th grade girls want them!
We are starting to prepare for our annual
used book sale so please feel free to bring
in any books that you would like to donate.
The JHS girls’ will go around to all the

other classrooms and collect the books.
Thank you in advance for your
participation!

*All proceeds from this book sale go to
tzedaka



REBBETZIN
TZIPORAH
HELLER

FACING ANTI-SEMITISM
FROM WITHIN AND FROM
WITHOUT: MAKING SENSE
OF THE ISRAELI DRAFT
AND UKARAINE CRISIS

Monday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.

Congregation Ahavas Yisroel
147-02 73rd Avenue, KGH

No admission fee.
Donations to Chickens for Shabbos are welcome.

Internationally known as an outstanding scholar of Jewish
Studies as well as a gifted lecturer, Rebbetzin Heller has
been a full-time faculty member of Neve Yerushalayim
College in Jerusalem since 1980. Her areas of expertise
include textual analysis of Biblical literature and Jewish
philosophy with an emphasis on the teachings of
Maimonides and Maharal. She is also particularly well
known for her courses devoted to the role of women in
Judaism and analyses of the lives of women in the Bible.
Rebbetzin Heller is the author of several books: More
Precious than Pearls, This Way Up, Our Bodies Our
SSouls, Let's Face It ,Here You Are, and the recently
published The Balancing Act. She co-authored the book
Battle Plans with Sarah Yoheved Rigler..

This shiur is being given l'ilui nishmos Yaakov Yosef ben Natan Nata, Noach ben Avner, Shalom Dovid ben Yaakov, Raizel bas
Shraga HaLevi, Rachmim ben Adina, Shlomo ben Eliyahu Yaakov, Ita Yehudis bas Yekusiel, Tanya bas Chaya, Shmuel ben Baruch Ha

Levi, Esther bas Yaakov, Eliezer ben Yitzchak, Bina bas Aryeh HaCohen, Chaya Henya bas Mordechai Chaim, Shlomo ben David





Names Not Numbers

Yom Hashoah


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