VOLUME 16 NUMBER 9 NOVEMBER 16, 2018 8 KISLEV 5779
UPCOMING Parshat Vayetzei
EVENTS By: Rabbi Landsman
Candle Lighting: 4:18 The parsha begins with the pasuk “Vayeitzei Yaakov M’Beer Sheva
Havdallah: 5:20 Va’yelich Charana.” Many mefarshim are puzzled as to why the Torah felt the need
Sunday, November 18 to tell us that Yaakov both left Beer Sheva and that he went to Charan. Would it
UPK In Session not have been sufficient just to tell us that he went to Charan and we would have
Grades 5-8 figured out from there that he left Beer Sheva?
Rashi explains that the Torah did not have to write “vayeitzei” but it wanted
Learning Program to teach us that Yaakov’s leaving from Be’er Sheva was noticed by all. When a
tzadik leaves a place it makes an impact.
Monday, November 19 The Beit HaLevi gives as alternative reason as to why the Torah told us that
HS Entrance Exam Yaakov both left one place and went to another. When a person goes from one
Judaic Studies place to another it could be for one of two reasons. One is that he has somewhere
Grade 8 he wants to go, but has no real reason for leaving where he currently is. The
second reason for leaving is that he wants to leave the place he is currently in, but
Tuesday, November 20 he does not know where he is going to. The Torah tells us that Yaakov both left
PTO Meeting 8:30pm and went in order to teach us that Yaakov had a reason to leave Be’er Sheva and to
November 22-23 go to Charan.
Thanksgiving What were his reasons? Yaakov left Be’er Sheva in order to fulfill the
No Sessions mitzvah of kibud av v’eim. Rivka told him to run away because Eisav was planning to
kill him. He went to Charan in order to obey what his father told him. Yitzchak
told him not to take a wife from Canaan but rather to go to Lavan for a wife. There
YCQ Family News is a very well-known idea that the Rambam records in his introduction to Sefer
Bereshit. Ma’aseh Avot Siman L’banim, the way of our forefathers is the way
Mazel Tov to children should follow.
Yitzchak Inoyatov What is the lesson for us? The Torah wants us to act like Yaakov. When we
decide to leave from one place to another we should have both a reason for leaving
on his Bar Mitzvah! and a reason for going to a new place. This concept is not restricted to physical
Mazel Tov to moving but to any change that we make in our lives. Before we make a change we
need to have a reason for changing the status-quo and something that we want to
Jacob Aminov on change it to. Why do we need to have a reason for both aspects? Is it not
his Bar Mitzvah! sufficient that we want to change where we currently are or that there is
somewhere else that we want to be?
Mazel Tov to Perhaps we can suggest that if we are lacking in either of these two aspects
Ayelet Shachar the change will not last. If someone doesn’t know why they are changing or where
( 10’) and Nachi they currently are then when an obstacle arises in the new place he will just return
Penn ( 09’) on their to where he originally was. He will think, “why did I leave from there in the first
place”? The opposite is true as well. Yaakov is teaching us that when we decide to
engagement! do things we need to have both the Vayeitze and the Vayeleich. Shabbat Shalom!
Mazel tov to ATTENTION YCQ FAMILIES!
Bienenfeld (JHS) Space in our 2019-2020 Early Childhood classes are limited.
on the birth of a UPK and Kindergarten classes are filling up quickly.
baby boy! Mazel
tov to the baby’s Please call Morah Sharon Korn (718-793-8500 ext. 313) or Mrs. Rebecca
grandparents, Blum (718-793-8500 ext. 310) to make an appointment as soon as possible.
Rabbi and Mrs.
While the boys were headed to their Shabbaton, the girls spent Friday afternoon Mixing it
Up! The girls were divided up into three groups and rotated between three awesome
activities. They had friendly basketball competitions in the gym, fabulous human bingo in the
MPR and wonderful anti-bullying themed skits in the classrooms. The girls participated and
had a wonderful time getting to know girls from other grades. Thank you to the events
committee of Mix it Up for all of your hard work in planning and organizing this day!
In honor of Veterans Day, the fourth grade students wrote letters to soldiers
who are going through Basic Training for the Infantry, Air Force, and
Marines at Ft. Benning, GA. The students wrote letters thanking these brave
men and women for their service and encouraging them to continue doing
the rigorous training it takes to become an American soldier.
The Zone Comes To YCQ
Rabbi Mintz, founder and Rabbi of Oorah Zone camps, came to YCQ for a
special Rosh Chodesh event. Rabbi Mintz gave a dvar Torah, asked students
Torah questions, and gave out prizes. The students and faculty asked Rabbi
Mintz challenging questions about Jewish laws and customs. The students
came away with an appreciation for the Torah topics discussed.
Third Grade Recycling Program
After weeks learning about our planet and how to keep it safe and clean, the third graders
met for an exciting culminating project. Each group of third graders had a sponge fish in a
bucket of water and followed their fish on a journey downstream as they read different
task cards. Throughout the journey the students were told to pour in different materials
that represented different pollutants such as oil, toxic waste, and soil. The students wrote
down their observations and discussed how the different pollutants affected their fish's
environment and the health of their fish. Then when the third graders got back to their
classroom they made posters to hang around the school to spread awareness of how hu-
mans can have an impact on the environment. Thank you to Mrs. Miles for coordinating this
great hands-on learning experience!
Program begins prompty at 7:00pm in the Lunchroom
STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE NO EARLIER THAN 6:30PM AND
NO LATER THAN 6:50.
Girls are to wear dark navy or black skirts and a white top.
Boys should be dressed in dark navy or black slacks and a
white button down shirt.
3rd Graders are to report to JHS classrooms 001, 002 or oo3
on the Multi Purpose Room level.
All Children must be accompanied by an adult.
If you’ve received an admission coupon like the one below, please bring
it with you and find your assigned table in the gym following the
children’s performance. Grade
All others will be seated at the door. Admission TicketM E L A V E M A L K AYCQ Third&Friend
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
November 17, 2018 To be presented at arrival
Child(ren)Name(s): (admitted without fee)
Number of Paid Guests:
To be Seated at Table #:
Yeshiva of Central Queens
10/14/18 Rabbi Shay Schachter
10/21/18 Rabbi Eitan Katz
10/28/18 Rabbi Russek
11/18/18 Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky
12/23/18 Rabbi Finestone
12/30/18 Rabbi Nosson Greenberg
2/3/18 Rabbi Howitt
2/10/18 Rabbi Rosenfelt
2/24/18 Rabbi Yehuda Deutsch
3/3/18 Rabbi Kravetz
3/10/18 Rabbi Rohr
3/17/18 Rabbi Jonathan Rietti
YCQ 5TH - 8TH GRADE STUDENT
SUNDAY LEARNING PROGRAM
PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY
November 18, 2018
10 Kislev 5779
FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL
FEATURING SPECIAL SPEAKER:
Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky
“The 400 and it’s Great Power”
9:00am - Shacharit
10:00am - Shiur by Rabbi Orlofsky
11:00am-11:30am - 3-on-3 Basketball
11:30am-12:30pm - Varsity Basketball Practice
12:30pm-2:00pm - Hockey Practice
Parent Teacher Conferences, Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Class Time Sign In Location of Conference
1-200, 1-201, 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
1-202 (Mrs. Blass, Morah Leah)
2-207, 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
2-205 (Mrs. Chubak, Morah Reut)
3-211 (Morah Etty, Ms. Laffer)
Fourth Grade 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
5-302, 5-303 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
(Finkelstein, Rohr, Fried, Lunchroom
6:00-9:00 No Sign In
Orlanski, Hoffman) First Come First Serve
Parent Teacher Conferences, Monday, December 17, 2018
Class Time Sign In Location & Conference
5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
Nursery & Kindergarten 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
(Mrs. Blass, Morah Leah)
2-204, 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
2-206 (Morah Reut, Mrs. Chubak) 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
3-212 (Ms. Laffer, Morah Etty)
5-300, 5-301 5:30-9:30 Sign in Online Classroom
(Fried, Rohr, Hoffman, Lunchroom
6:00-9:00 No Sign In
Rosenblum ) First come first serve
147-37 70th Road • Flushing, NY 11367 • 718-793-8500
As Parent Teacher Conferences are approaching, we would like to extend an invitation for all parents in grades N-5 to
utilize the conference option on ParentLocker. ParentLocker allows you to select the time slots and create your
schedule prior to arriving at school on Parent Teacher night. The scheduling system is first come/first serve, so the
earlier you sign up, the more availability there will be for appointments, and the more likely you will be able to
customize a convenient schedule for yourself.
Before beginning the process, please check the following schedule of conference dates and times in order to know
when the teachers you would like to see will be available:
Please Note: Fourth grade parents should not sign up for a Math Conference. Rather it should be done via phone or
Date Grades Times Slot length
Wednesday, 1-200, 1-201, 1-202, 2-205, 2-207, 5:30pm to 10 Minutes per appointment
December 12, 3-210, 3-211, Fourth Grade, 9:30pm
5-302, 5-303 5th Grade 5 Minutes per appointment
2018 JHS Girls 6-9 PM
No Sign-up required
Monday, Nursery, Kindergarten, 1-203, 2-204, 5:30pm to 10 Minutes per appointment
2-206, 3-209, 3-212, 9:30pm
December 17, 5th Grade 5 Minutes per appointment
2018 5-300, 5-301 6-9PM
No Sign-up required
The online registration system will be open for registration beginning on Wednesday, October 31 at 10:00am.
If you have any questions or comments at any point in the process, please contact Mrs. Blum at
(718) 793-8500 Ext. 310 or Mrs. Friedman at (718) 793-8500 Ext. 330.
Please bring NEW toys to help keep
children occupied and happy
during difficult times in their lives.
Please DO NOT:
Wrap the toys
Donate toy guns or other violent games
DROP OFF TABLES LOCATED IN FRONT LOBBY OF
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUILDING. TIZKU L’MITZVOT!
WE THANK THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS
TUESDAY, 5 KISLEV
IN HONOR OF
THE CHILDREN AT YCQ
LEOPOLD (‘54) SWERGOLD
FRIDAY, 8 KISLEV
IN MEMORY OF
BERTRAM WEIN A”H
GRANDFATHER OF YCQ GRADUATES
PENINA (’06), AVRAHAM (’08), SHIRA (’11),
TALIA (’15), AND MICHAEL (’18) WEIN
IN MEMORY OF
DOROTHY JUKOFSKY A”H
DORAN SPARBER (5-303) AND JORDANA SPARBER (‘18)
LANE AND JOLYN SPARBER
WEEK OF 3 KISLEV-9 KISLEV
IN MEMORY OF THE 50TH YAHRZEIT OF OUR ZADIE
ARI LEIB/LOUIS POLLACK A”H
ZADIE OF ARIELLA & ARI
YCQ GRADUATE MICHAL (’17),
AND AYAL (6B2) LEVINE
JHS BOYS SHABBATON