Dear Parents עמו"ש, פרשת תולדות
Our strongest protection against the ידים ידי עשוis the קול קול יעקבof 4:26 זמן הדלקת נרות
our תינוקות של בית רבן. It is heartening to observe the invigorated energies of
talmidim in every division as the רוחand שמחהof Torah Temimah learning INSIDE:
pours forth from every classroom and בית מדרש.
לכבוד ראש חודש
The excitement of our preschool kinderlach is infectious as the sounds דברי ברכהfrom
of their lively activities fill the first floor with sounds of joy. The preschool
meeting this week was an outstanding success and underscored the wonderful Rabbi Moshe T. Lieff
partnership shared with our parents. Pre School Event
at the Goldschmied
Our elementary grade talmidim continue to שטייגas our eighth grade
talmidim begin preparing for the מתיבתא פארהערס. A special meeting is being residence
planned for parents of our eighth graders to discuss High School
ראש חודש כסלוsignals the upcoming יום טובand our bulletin boards
and classrooms are beginning to get their חנוכהdécor.
!א גוט'ן חודש & גוט שבת
Lessons From the Parsha…
By: HaRav Meir Sternheim,
) כא,"ויעתר יצחק לה' – פרש"י הרבה והפציר בתפלה" (תולדות כה
Our Parsha begins with one of the pillars of Yiddishkeit, תפילה. Having waited ten long years for children, Yitzchok and
Rivka turned to the tried and true method that always yields results. What happened next is to be expected, Rivka bears
children. But the nature of these children and the total opposite paths they would take is quite startling. While still pregnant, 'ה
already informed Rivka that they would be very different. And we see this quite obviously as they grow up and head different
ways, Yaakov to be the יושב אהליםand עשוto become the איש ידע ציד.
Later on in the Parsha we find the beginnings of שנאת ישראלas the פלשתיםargue with Yitzchok over ownership of two
wells dug by the servants of Yitzchok. Only when Yitzchok moved further away and dug a third well did the פלשתיםleave him
alone. The רמב"ןexplains that the first two wells correspond to the two בתי מקדשthat were destroyed by the גויםand the third
well is symbolic of the third בית המקדשwhich will remain forever without any argument or fighting.
All of the above is extremely applicable in our day and age. We live in a generation which makes it very challenging to
instill true Torah values in our children the גמראin . תענית דף זcompares תורהto מים. Just as then the פלשתיםseeked to close
down the source of water, so too today does the world culture try to poison our water, the תורה הקדושהwith its vast array of
temptations. It is so persistent and overwhelming that one can almost not be blamed for feeling helpless against it. But no,
there is one weapon, one guaranteed way to succeed. תפילה. And more תפילה. Only through תפילהcan we raise a Torah true
The Brisker Rav was asked how he succeeded in raising children so dedicated and loyal to ' הand his Torah. He
answered, “with תהליםand tears.”
Let us all be מחזקourselves in building this very important relationship between us and הקב"ה, by davening to Him that
our most precious possession, our kinderlach grow up to be יושב אהלים, loyal and proud Yidden. After all, תהליםand tears is the
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Mazel Tov! הר' גאלדשטיין
– תורהYehuda Maekitan
Rabbi E. Silver on his son’s אויפרוף – מדותGavriel Musayev
and upcoming chasunah.
Malkiel Herskowitz on his sister’s Tzvi Zilberberg
Aron Rambod on הנחת תפילין Zev Brun
שבע-לזכות רפואה שלימה חי' מלכה בת בת
Is it permissible to sweep the floor on Shabbos?
Sweeping indoors is permissible. However, sweeping outdoors is not permissible even on a paved surface.
Is it permissible to rake leaves on Shabbos?
Raking is not permitted.
Are candles Muktze?
Candles are Muktze. If the candles were lit at the onset of Shabbos, they may not be handled for any purpose, even after
the flames are no longer burning. Candles that have not been lit may be moved for the use of their place in cases of
Is it permissible to move a table that has a leichter (candelabra) on it?
If candles are on the table at the onset of Shabbos, then the table itself becomes Muktze and may not be moved, unless
there was another item on the table that will be used on Shabbos as well (for example, challah or cutlery).
What is the permissible method of removing a leichter from a table in order to remove the tablecloth beneath it?
If it is necessary to remove a leichter in order to remove the tablecloth beneath it, one may do so if the following steps are
Before Shabbos, the leichter should be placed onto a tray that is not specifically designated for candles.
An additional item that has a use on Shabbos should be placed on the tray before Shabbos.
When these two conditions are met, the tray with the leichter on it may be moved on Shabbos for the purpose of
removing the tablecloth.
Special Meet and
Greet with Morah
Hindy Hilman and the
We love partnering with our pre-school parents in
the chinuch of our youngest (and cutest!)
talmidim. We were encouraged by the overflow
crowd of mothers who came to meet Morah Hindy
and our terrific Pre-School Division staff, at the
home of Mrs. Michelle Goldschmied this past
Tuesday. During this informative and enjoyable
evening, we heard from Morah Hindy, viewed a
unique multimedia presentation featuring our
talmidim, shared ideas and enjoyed delicious
refreshments. Thank you to Mrs. Goldschmied for
opening her home for this evening and to all the
mothers involved in setting up the elegant event!
CLASSROOM GRADE 3– MISS
our class president
for this week Tzviki
GRADE 5 – RABBI GRADE 4 – RABBI GRADE 6 – RABBI PEARL
MILSTEIN STEINWURZEL The class completed the 2nd round of גמרא חזרהand
successfully reviewed all of the גמראlearned since the
We ב"הfinished learning Our class continues to beginning of the year. Thank you to our – שר העמודיםMeir
the first דףin גמרא. daven and learn more
Mazel Tov! and more with !געשמאק Gross, Avi Goodstein, Shua Lefkowitz and Michael Ganz.
We are growing in מדות
GRADE 2 – RABBI GOLDSTEIN GRADE 8 – RABBI STERNHEIM
This week we learned about being very careful not to ח"ו We ב"הfinished from משנהto – משנהtwo בלאט. Now we
cause a ' חלול הand only try to make a 'קדוש ה. We are beginning a serious חזרהas we prepare for the upcoming
shared stories of חז"ל. A Yiddishe boy must remember מתיבתא בחינה. The boys are learning and participating
he is a son of ' הand must act like a prince!
GRADE 8– RABBI DANZIGER
This week we began reviewing for the ידיעות כלליות בחינהthat we will אי"הhave on
Sunday. We are anticipating and studying for the גמרא בחינהfor high school.
GRADE 3 – RABBI LIEMAN
The קדושת השבתcontest brought out the best
from our talmidim. They garnered a total of
1,190 points! May the השפעותof Shabbos
continue to be a source of brocha for us all!
Our class received Rosh Chodesh awards!
The students observed and
participated in a hand on lesson
on sound waves. They learned
how vibration causes sound and
that air molecules play an
important part in our hearing. A
thunderstorm wouldn’t ever reach
our ears if it weren’t for vibration
and air molecules! The students
were amazed to see how vibration
causes sound by using a thunder
tube! The students were able to
imitate real thunder sounds using
the tube and the attached spring!
GRADE 3 – RABBI SILVER GRADE 7 – RABBI
We are looking forward to our SCHELLEMBERG
Chinese Auction which will take We played a עדים
place on Sunday אי"ה. We began זוממיןgame and the
learning הלכות סעודהand we class got very
completed the " "כfamily in the ספר
involved. The class
לשון התורהand began the ""מ had a חזרהon the
family. Yaakov Swed- תלמיד השבוע computer on מקוה.
The yingelach are bentching each
other with good brochos on the day
of their birthdays.
Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff addressed the
talmidim of the 6th 7th and 8th grades.
PRE SCHOOL PRECIOUS MOMENTS
לכבוד ראש חודש
a Music Morah
– Mrs. Mimi
came to play
music and a
For the letter E – the P1A decorated Emoji cookies
and wore our Emoji masks!
On Friday we began our new social skills Dancing on Rosh
program with Mrs. Nechama Sussman. This Chodesh with our frying
month we learned about our different emotions
(happy, sad, angry, and scared), as well as pan hats!
identifying why we feel different emotions and
the circumstances surrounding them. Labeling
how we feel helps us express our emotions
verbally and leads to optimal social-emotional
development. We used fun and engaging
puppets and hands-on activities to explore
various feelings. We talked about facial
expressions in drawings and how we can
recognize how our friends are feeling.
Parshas Toldos – Our Vachnacht….selling the
bechora…feeling and bentching Yaakov Avinu….giving
the soup to Esav…cooking our soup!
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY. TALMIDIM WHO RESPONDED TO
OUR PARSHA QUESTIONS:
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN.
MOSHE FARKAS, AKIVA
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! TAUB, SHIMMY ROZ,
ראש השנהQuestion: MENACHEM STEINFELD,
ALL PARSHA RESPONSES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO RABBI SILVER BY MONDAY.
MAYER OZER GREENBERG,
ALL TALMIDIM WHO RETURNED THE ANSWERS WILL GET A SPECIAL TOKEN. AVRAHAM EDELSTEIN,
THE MORE TOKENS YOU GET THE GREATER THE REWARD! DOVI STERN, SHMUEL
פ' חיי שרהAnswer: BINYOMIN GREENBERG,
In ' פסוק נ' פרק כדwhy is לבןbefore (רש"י) ?בתואל
לבןwas a רשעand he jumped to answer before his father. YEHUDA RAMBOD, DOVID
פ' תולדותQuestion: MUSAYEV, AHRON
What is the difference between מצוותand (רש"י כו' – ה') ?חוקים PROBST, NETANEL MOSHE
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____ MUSAYEV, DANI
Which letters in the Torah have a crown on them? BINAMINOV, MOSHE
שעטנז גצ YECHIEL BINAMINOV,
Why does the שליח צבורrepeat the words " "ה' אלוקיכם אמתafter ?שמע
Name __________________________ Grade____ Room #_____