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Published by mweinstock, 2016-05-12 19:34:07

View 21, Vol. 14

View 21, Vol. 14

VOLUME 14 NUMBER 21 MARCH 11, 2016 1 ADAR 2 5776

UPCOMING Parshat Pekudei By: Rabbi Landsman

EVENTS Parshat Pekudei marks the end of the Book of Shemot. The last pasuk in the
Book of Shemot reads as follows: "For the cloud of Hashem would be on the
Candle Lighting: Mishkan by day, and fire would be on it at night, before the eyes of all the House of
5:40 Israel in all their journeys."
Let us contrast the use of the wording "House of Israel" with the last pasuk at the
Havdallah: 6:40 end of the Book of Vayikra: "These are the commandments that Hashem
commanded Moshe to the Children of Israel on Mount Sinai." Similarly, the last
Motzai Shabbat,
March 12 pasuk at the end of the book of Bamidbar says: "These are the commandments and
the ordinances that Hashem commanded through Moshe to the Children of Israel in
Spring forward!
Move clocks ahead

one hour!

Sunday March 13
5th-8th Parent Child

Learning 9-11:30 the Plains of Moav, at the Jordan, by Jericho."

YCQ Family News Both the book of Vayikra and the book of Bamidbar end with the more
commonly used expression Children of Israel (Bnei Yisrael), while the book of
Mazel Tov to Mrs. Shemot ends with the less commonly used designation "House of Israel" (Beit
Golubtchik on her
daughter’s engagement, Yisrael). What is the nuance here? What is the Torah hinting at?
Tamar (class of ‘08) to Avi Rabbi Frand suggests that there is a tremendous symmetry here. How does

Seidman! the Book of Shemot begin? The opening pasuk reads: "And these are the names of
the Children of Israel who came to Egypt with Yaakov, each man AND HIS
Mazel Tov to Morah Janet HOUSEHOLD (u'beito) came." This book is about the genesis of the Jewish people.
Koenigsber (K-102) on the This is where we became a nation. The Jewish nation is not just a conglomeration of

marriage of her son! millions of people. The Jewish nation is a nation of families. That is what makes us
into an "am" [nation]. It is the BAYIT [household] that makes us into a nation. If we
Mazel Tov to Morah Dina think back to the narrative of the Book of Shemot, we will see this emphasis on the
Winchester (2-204) on the BAYIT over and over again. "They should take a lamb for the HOUSEHOLDs of the
fathers; a lamb per HOUSEHOLD" . The Korban Pesach was brought together with
Bar Mitzvah of her son one's family. "Thus shall you say to the HOUSE (beit) of Yaakov...". The formation of
Daniel (7B1)! the Jewish nation is family by family. This is our strength.

Mazel Tov to Rabbi Nat (JHS
Rebbe) on his son’s Bar
Mitzvah!

Mazel Tov to Mr. Kahn
(5-300, 5-301) on the birth of

a granddaughter!

Mazel Tov to Mr. Minkin
(Social Work intern) on the

birth of a daughter!

Mazel Tov to Mikhael Gazal
on his Bar Mitzvah!

Mazel Tov to Michael Rubin Just as a chain is only as strong as its links, so too a nation is only as strong as
on his Bar Mitzvah!
its families. That is why the book of Shemot places such an emphasis on the building
Mazel Tov to Shai (’95) and of 'Bayit' - faithful households.
Lori Barnea on the birth of a
Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch notes that the halacha exempts a groom from
baby girl! going off to war during the first year of marriage. The halacha is that whenever

Mazel Tov to Anat (Seliger)
(’85) and Eli Schick on the
Bar Mitzvah of their son!

Mazel Tov to Stuart (’96) and there is a clash between a mitzvah incumbent on the public (mitzvah d'rabim) and
Tamara Brand on the birth
a private mitzvah (mitzvah d'yachid), the public mitzvah takes precedence. In light
of a baby girl!

Mazel Tov to Jake of this principle, Rav Hirsch asks why the personal mitzvah to rejoice with one's wife
Weintraub (’04) on his

engagement to Tori Ratzker! the first year of marriage trumps the public mitzvah to go out to battle with the
nation. Rav Hirsch answers that building and cementing the relationship that is the
Mazel Tov to Batya (Moisa)
(’04) and Chaim Dov Berson

on the birth of a baby girl! foundation of a Jewish household IS a mitzvah d'rabbim (a mitzvah affecting the
Mazel Tov to Yoni (’07) and

Leba Pollock on the birth of nation). This is a contribution to the entire community. We are only a nation by vir-
a daughter!
tue of the fact that we are a nation of strong families.
Mazel Tov to Beth

(Weinstein) (’90) and Marc For this reason, the book of Shemot begins with the pasuk that emphasizes
Rosenbaum on the Bar Mitz-

vah of their son! that the Jewish people came down to Egypt - "each man with his HOUSEHOLD"

Mazel Tov to Rosalind and ends with the pasuk which emphasizes "the entire HOUSE of Israel."
(Spierer) (’62) and Jacob

Weinstein on the Bar Have a Shabbat Shalom!
Mitzvah of their grandson!

YCQ Hosts Yachad Shabbaton

On Shabbat VaYakhel, YCQ hosted a Yachad Shabbaton with over 100
participants sharing together in the ruach of Shabbat. At each meal, a student
from YCQ, as well as a Yachad member shared an interesting dvar torah.
Participants, counselors, YCQ eighth graders and staff members all joined in the
Shabbat meals and participated in davening, games, and singing. It was an
amazing, warm, fun-filled Shabbat! Thank you to Mrs. Ayelet Katz, our Chesed
Coordinator, for organizing this event!

YCQ Pep Rally

This past Wednesday YCQ had its first ever Pep Rally in honor of the three teams that have
made it into the championships! The ruach and energy was felt throughout the entire school!
The JHS is all very excited to bring home the trophies!! Thank you to the amazing teams, hard
working coaches and supportive fans that make our YCQ sports programs something to be
proud of!

September 2016 28 Av 5776 - 27 Elul 5776

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1 2 328 AV 29 AV 30 AV

7:07 Rosh Chodesh Elul -
Day 1
Re'eh
Shabbos Ends: 8:06

4 ELUL 5 ELUL 6 ELUL 7 ELUL
4 5 6 7 8 9 101 ELUL
2 ELUL 3 ELUL

Rosh Chodesh Elul - Labor Day FACULTY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL REGULAR 6:55 Shoftim
WORKSHOP GRADES 2-8 SESSIONS 1-8 Shabbos Ends: 7:54
Day 2 LABOR DAY 1:30 DISMISSAL PRE-SCHOOL FIRST DAY OF
ORIENTATION PRESCHOOL
. BY LICE CHECK FOR
APPOINTMENT N,K,1
GRADE 1 Orientation BUS SERVICE BEGINS
9-10 AM FOR
N AND K ORIENTATION KINDERGARTEN
BY APPOINTMENT
LICE CHECK

.

Faculty Workshops

11 128 ELUL 139 ELUL 1410 ELUL 1511 ELUL 1612 ELUL 1713 ELUL 14 ELUL

BACK TO BACK TO BACK TO 6:43 Ki Seitzei
Shabbos Ends: 7:42
SCHOOL NIGHT SCHOOL NIGHT SCHOOL NIGHT

JHS GRADES 2-3 N, K, 1

7:30 PM 7:00PM 7:30 PM

GRADES 4-5

8:00 PM

18 1915 ELUL 2016 ELUL 2117 ELUL 2218 ELUL 2319 ELUL 2420 ELUL 21 ELUL

6:32 Ki Savo
Shabbos Ends: 7:30

SELICHOT BEGIN
JHS PARENT-CHILD
SELICHOT PROGRAM

25 2622 ELUL 2723 ELUL 2824 ELUL 2925 ELUL 3026 ELUL 27 ELUL Winter Vacation
January 18-29
Selichos Begin
6:18 2017



TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION FOR

FRIDAY MARCH 25TH 2016
SHUSHAN PURIM

There will be NO QUEENS BUSING

District 15, District 14 and West Hempstead
WILL NOT BE PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION!!

Great Neck
WILL BE PROVIDING REGULAR TRANSPORTATION

Don’t forget…..
Carnival, Best Costume Award, Fashion Show

EXTRAVAGANZA!!!

Happy Purim



YCQ 5TH - 8TH GRADE STUDENT
PARENT-CHILD

SUNDAY LEARNING PROGRAM

PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY

March 13, 2016

3 Adar 2 5776

9 AM - 11 AM
11-11:30 3-on-3 Basketball

FOR AN INSPIRATIONAL
LEARNING PROGRAM

FEATURING SPECIAL SPEAKER:

Rabbi Finestone
JHS Rebbe
TOPIC:

“How to Achieve True Happiness!!”

SUPPORT THE YCQ-PTO AS YOU
SHOP FOR PURIM AND PESACH

⇒ Shop at the following local vendors
⇒ Pay by check payable to the YCQ-PTO
⇒ The PTO makes a percentage on each sale

Suhag Wine & Liquor
60-30 Main Street, KGH
718-793-6629
Hours: Sun. 12-8, Mon.-Thurs. 10-10, Fri. 9:30-8

Main Sweet
72-54 Main Street, KGH

718-261-3917
Hours: Sun.- Thurs. 10-9, Fri. 10-3

Jewish Quarter
Kew Gardens Hills
917-670-2564
Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 8-10, Fri. 8-2
Megillahs, Megillah Cases, Seder
Plates, “Plagues”, etc.
[email protected]

In addition to shopping at these vendors, don’t forget
to continue using your Red Card when you shop at
Target, logging into Amazon through
www.smile.amazon.com , and sending in your Box Tops.

YCQ-PTO Purim Mishloach Manot Program

Dear Parents,

We invite you to participate in the mitzvah of Mishloach Manot and Matanot L’Evyonim
through our annual Purim Program.

A scroll listing your child’s name will be included with every Mishloach Manot distributed to
each one of the YCQ teachers and staff members, including all specialty teachers and staff.

This year’s Mishloach Manot packages have been purchased from Keren Aniyem. For over 25
years Keren Aniyem has supported hundreds of needy families in the New York area through
their fundraising efforts.

Although your children will not have to bring individual bags to present to their teachers,
they will still be fulfilling this very important mitzvah. This and other fundraising efforts help
sponsor the Purim Carnival and other activities that the Parent-Teacher Organization
undertakes to enhance our children’s experience at YCQ.

PLEASE help us make this a success by completing the form below and sending it in with
your child to the school’s Business Office by FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 or paying online via
PayPal at the following link:
http://www.ycqweb.com/YCQ_PTO_Purim_Mishloach_Manot

Thank you,
THE PURIM COMMITTEE

Any forms/payments submitted after the deadline will be included in an addendum.

Questions? Please email [email protected]

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YCQ PARENTS: Please make all checks payable to YCQ-PTO $10.00 per child / $30.00 cap
per family of four or more children
Name of Student: _______________ Grade/Class: ___________________
Name of Student: _______________ Grade/Class: ___________________
Name of Student: _______________ Grade/Class: ___________________
Name of Student: _______________ Grade/Class: ___________________
Name of Student: _______________ Grade/Class: ___________________

***YCQ TEACHERS & STAFF ONLY - You may also participate and have your name on the
scroll, please submit $7.00 and fill in your information below.
Staff Member Name: ________________________ CASH _____ CHECK ______ or online via
above PayPal link.

American Friends of Yisrael Hatzair &
The International Young Israel Movement, Israel Region (IYIM)

Add family & friends in Israel to your Mishloach Manot List
Send Mishloach Manot to Soldiers at IDF bases
throughout Israel

This is your opportunity to send Mishloach Manot to family & friends anywhere in Israel, while
supporting IYIM's chesed, educational & social activities. For more information: www.iyim.org.il

Donate Mishloach Manot packages which will be hand delivered to IDF soldiers.
Support our Chayalim protecting our land and people!

Donate Matanot L'Evyonim to the Mercaz Chesed of Sderot.
All products are Mehadrin - Prices include delivery

The deadline to order Mishloach Manot to family and friends is March
18, 2016

Matanot L'Evyonim and IDF deadline is March 21,2016

For orders, payment, package options and further details visit

www.yimanot.org

For further inquiries: [email protected]

The YCQ-PTO is proud to
present its first ever
Pesach Wine Sale!

The YCQ-PTO has teamed up with Suhag Liquors to
bring you an opportunity to buy your Pesach wine and
support the PTO at the same time. For each sale made,
Suhag will donate 10% to the PTO.

All orders must be prepaid to the
YCQ-PTO by Thursday, April 7.

Orders will be ready for pick up
at Suhag Liquors starting
Monday, April 18.

For order forms and more details check your
emails and the YCQ-PTO Facebook page.

Questions?
Contact: Stuart Verstandig at (718) 544-4047

(evenings only)
Or email: [email protected]





Annual Yachad Shabbaton!

YCQ Book Fair!

YCQ PEP RALLY!!!


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