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Published by mweinstock, 2018-12-20 16:59:56

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VOLUME 16 NUMBER 13 DECEMBER 21, 2018 13 TEVET 5779

UPCOMING Parshat Vayechi By: Rabbi Landsman
EVENTS
Towards the end of the parsha, Yosef's brothers plead with him not to take revenge
or punish them for what they had done to him. Yosef responds that although their intentions
were bad, Hashem had intended it for a good purpose, namely to keep everyone alive, so he
Candle Lighting: 4:13 would not consider harming them at all.
Havdallah: 5:18
HaRav Hershel Schachter Shlita, Rosh Yeshiva and Rosh Kollel, Yeshiva University
explains that very often something that we consider an absolute tragedy occurs, and only
years later, when looking back and placing all events into the proper perspective, do we
Sunday, December 23 realize that the tragedy was not at all a tragedy, but rather enabled something wonderfully
UPK In Session good and marvelous.
In Parshat Miketz, Yaakov Avinu is so distraught; his whole life is falling apart: Yosef
Grades 5-8 Parent is gone, Shimon is gone, and now they're taking away his beloved Binyamin.
Child Learning The medrash comments on that passuk that Hashem was sitting in heaven above observing

Sunday, December 30 Yaakov complaining. Yosef is gone? He's the prime minister of Egypt and is on top of the
world! Shimon is gone? He's roaming about freely touring Egypt! Yosef only imprisoned him
UPK In Session as long as the brothers were there. And now Binyamin too will be lost? Nothing at all
Grades 5-8 Parent happened to Binyamin, just like nothing at all happened to Yosef or to Shimon. Yaakov's
perception was that he had experienced tragedy upon tragedy, while in truth nothing had
Child Learning

Tuesday, January 1 gone wrong at all.
The Talmud tells us that when we experience a tragedy we must recite a special
New Year’s Day blessing, baruch dayan haemet, and that bracha should be accompanied by acceptance of
NO SCHOOL the tragedy with great simcha based on the belief that everything that HaShem allows to
happen is always for the good. When the Torah commands us to wipe out the nation of
Sunday, January 6 Amalek, the expression used is that they should be wiped out "mitachat hashomayim - from
under the heavens.” The implication is that only from our perspective should Amalek be
Siddur Presentations wiped out, as they are the physical embodiment of evil.

Tuesday-Wednesday, However, from Hashem's perspective that takes into consideration the totality of all
January 8-January 9 events, even Amalek embodies some good. This is what the rabbis in the Talmud had in
Overnight Greenkill mind when they pointed out that descendants of Amalek and other evil individuals converted
to Judaism and learned and taught Torah. Although we view Amalek as the ultimate symbol
Trip– Grade 5 of evil, history has proven that even they had some redeeming value.

Whenever we experience any tragedy we should always adopt the attitude of Rabbi
Sunday, January 13 Akiva who would always assume that HaShem would not have permitted the event to occur
Siddur Presentations if it weren't something good. Rabbi Akiva learned this approach from his rebbe - Nachum Ish
Gam Zu, who would always comment upon experiencing tragedies, "this too is certainly
something good!" Have a wonderful Shabbat!

YCQ Family News Dec. 24-Dec.30: N0 4:30 Room or After School Programs

Mazel Tov to Monday, Dec 24— No Queens Bus Service, 3:30 Dismissal
Aaron Toobian on
his Bar-Mitzvah! Tuesday, Dec. 25— No Queens or Long Island Bus Service,

Mazel Tov to Rabbi 3:30 Dismissal
Lonner on the Wednesday, Dec. 26— No Queens Bus Service, 3:30 Dismissal
Thursday, Dec. 27— No Queens Bus Service, 3:30 Dismissal
Bar-Mitzvah of his Friday, Dec. 28—No Queens Bus Service, 1:00 Dismissal
twin grandsons, Monday, Dec. 31— No Queens Bus Service, 3:30 Dismissal
Cheski and Eli! Tuesday, Jan. 1— NO SCHOOL

2-207 Chumash Presentation

We are proud of class 2-207 for receiving their first Chumash this past Sunday. They
worked so hard rehearsing their parts and practicing the beautiful songs they performed.
The play was about the first days of creation and each child had a part and costume that
had to do with each day. They class sang, danced, and taught the audience about the
creation of the world. We want to congratulate the class for doing so well and making
their Morot and families very proud. The Chumash play was a success and they cannot wait
to learn the Torah from their new Chumashim. Many thanks to Morah Rachel, Morah Aliza,
Morah Tali, Mr. Weinstock, Morah Maxine, Rabbi Ribalt, and Rabbi Hamel for making this
day so memorable.

Grade 3 Constitutional Convention

The third grade had a very special visit from some of our most famous presidents. On Thursday
the students got together to watch the teachers act out a play about the constitution. The
teachers dressed up as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and more, to explain what the
constitution is and why it was created. The third graders are beginning to learn all about our
federal and local government. Thank you to the third grade teachers for this awesome kickoff
activity!

First Grade Reading Fun

Mrs. Blass’s first grade classes are taking their reading skills to a whole new
level. The students in 1-202 and 1-203 have been working on a sequencing
unit and retelling the beginning, middle, and end of a story. These new skills
are connected to a “How To” unit that Grade 1 has been studying. They are
also focusing on reading words with long vowel sounds and are using
reading groups and fun activities to strengthen their reading skills.

Junior High School Girls Shabbaton

This past Shabbat, the JHS girls enjoyed a wonderful Shabbaton at the Raleigh Hotel. Upon

departing YCQ, the girls were off to Sports Time USA where they enjoyed spending a fun time
together. At the hotel, there was a special Pre-Shabbat Ruach with ‘Ruach Sensation’, Shimi
Adar. The evening continued with a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat and Divrei Torah by YCQ

students during the meal. On Shabbat morning, the girls engaged in a learning program and
games with their counselors. After another great meal with more Divrei Torah by YCQ
students, the girls participated in a ‘Shimi Shmooze’ where Shimi talked about how we can all
use our capacity to do good things and positively impact other people. On Saturday night, the

girls concluded Shabbat with singing and dancing at a ruach filled melave malka. Thank you to
all the morot, chaperones, Shimi Adar, and students for making this Shabbaton so special.



Week of December 24th

Monday, December 24 NO QUEENS BUS SERVICE

- All out 3:30pm dismissal grades N-8
- Long Island buses are all running at 3:30pm only
- No 4:30 Room or afterschool programs

Tuesday, December 25  NO QUEENS OR LONG ISLAND BUSING

- All out 3:30pm dismissal grades N-8
- No 4:30 Room or afterschool programs

Wednesday, December 26  NO QUEENS BUS SERVICE

- All out 3:30pm dismissal grades N-8
- Long Island buses are all running at 3:30pm only
- No 4:30 Room or afterschool programs
- JV vs MDY @ YCQ game time 7pm

Thursday, December 27 NO QUEENS BUS SERVICE

- All out 3:30pm dismissal grades N-8
- Long Island buses are all running at 3:30pm only
- No 4:30 Room or afterschool programs
- Hockey practice 3:40-5:30pm

Friday, December 28  NO QUEENS BUS SERVICE

- 1:00 pm ALL OUT DISMISSAL GRADES N-8
- Long Island buses are running
- No First Shot Basketball

Monday, December 31 NO QUEENS BUS SERVICE

- All out 3:30pm dismissal grades N-8
- Long Island buses are all running at 3:30pm only
- No 4:30 Room or afterschool programs

Tuesday, January 1  NO SCHOOL

YESHIVA OF CENTRAL QUEENS

PICK UP LOCATIONS FOR DISMISSAL
Week of December 24TH

Nursery:

Main Lobby

Kindergarten:

Classrooms

1st and 2nd Grade:

Classrooms

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade:

Shul

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!





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Yeshiva of Central Queens

DATE REBBE

10/14/18 Rabbi Shay Schachter

10/21/18 Rabbi Eitan Katz
10/28/18 Rabbi Russek
11/11/18 CANCELLED
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

DON’T FORGET:

Weekly Prizes

YCQ 5TH - 8TH GRADE STUDENT
PARENT-CHILD

SUNDAY LEARNING PROGRAM

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

December 23, 2018

15 Tevet 5779
FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL

LEARNING PROGRAM

FEATURING GUEST SPEAKER:

Rabbi Finestone, JHS Rebbe
Topic: “Seize The Moment”

9:00am - Shacharit

10:00am - Shiur

11:00-11:30am - 3-on-3 Basketball

JV Boys Basketball Game @ HAFTR
Bus Leaves YCQ: 11:00am
Game Time: 12:00pm

6:15pm-7:45pm - Hockey Practice

WE THANK THIS WEEK’S SPONSORS

TUESDAY , 10 TEVET
IN MEMORY OF

MURRAY L. GREENBERG A"H
MORDECHAI ARYEH BEN YITZCHAK ISAAC
GRANDFATHER OF ASHIRA (‘08), ALISA (‘13), AND LEORA (‘14)

UPON HIS SECOND YAHRZHEIT
BY ROBERT J. GREENBERG
WEDNESDAY , 11 TEVET
IN MEMORY OF
DR. ALVIN LASHINSKY A”H

AVRAHAM MOSHE BEN MAYER HACOHEN
WHOSE YAHRZEIT WAS ON ‫י''ט כסלו‬

DR. ALEXANDER AND MERYL WEINGARTEN AND FAMILY

http://www.ycqweb.com/parnes_hayom_dedication



HAVURAT YISRAEL
32nd Annual Ski Shabbaton

Winter Break at Mount Snow, Vermont
With Rabbi David Algaze

Wednesday January 23rd — Sunday January 27th, 2019

Complete package includes:
• Skiing: Lift tickets for Thursday, Friday, Sunday.
• Shabbaton: An unforgettably intense Shabbat experience with lots of

singing and ruach.
• Lodging: Four nights in our own private country inn (arrive Wednesday

evening, depart Sunday). Free shuttle bus to the mountain.
• Meals: Delicious kosher meals at the inn, plus sandwiches to take along skiing,

professionally catered and supervised.
• Orthodox Services: Minyanim every day and warm Shabbat services with sefer Torah.
• Learning: Shiurim and informal discussions every day, all levels.
• Many Nearby Activities: snow tubing, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, swimming and more!

A great way for families to spend quality time together, with friends and a warm friendly
Jewish community, and without the hassles of dealing with all the details!

For further info, please contact:
Serge Merkin, Shabbaton Chairman, 917-656-2722 / [email protected]

Havurat Yisrael Synagogue
106-20 70th Ave. , Forest Hills, NY 11375

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SHABBATON

2-204 AND 2-207 CHUMASH PRESENTATIONS


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