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Shabbos Vayikra Shabbos Zachor



March 16th 2019 - March 22nd 2019 9 Adar 2 - 15 Adar 2 , 5779


When in a position of power have the courage to admit your mistakes.


     Rashi comments that the first word in our verse asher (if) comes from the word ashrai - fortunate. Fortunate is the generation in which the king brings an offering when he transgresses unintentionally. All the more so will he regret it if he does something wrong intentionally.

     The question arises why the Torah only states this here in reference to the king transgressing unintentionally. Why did the Torah not use this in reference to the High Priest or the Sanhedrin whose sacrifices are dealt with in previous sections of this portion? The answer is that the High Priest had a high level of sanctity and the members of the Sanhedrin were great Torah scholars. Therefore these factors contributed to their regretting the wrongs that they did. But the king was a person with much power, and power gives a person such high feelings about himself that he is unlikely to admit that he has done anything wrong. For this reason when the king with unlimited power admits that he has erred and regrets what he has done, it is fortunate for his generation.

     People who are power-hungry have a strong tendency to deny making mistakes. When such a person is in a position of authority, he is likely to consider himself so perfect that whatever he does and says must be correct. Admitting that one has erred takes much courage. The more power you have the greater the importance of having the intellectual honesty to admit that you have made a mistake. Take pleasure whenever you are brave enough to admit that you were wrong. This pleasure will give you the strength to accept the fact that what you have done was wrong.


 Wishing everyone a wonderful Shabbot Shalom from Rabbi Perelson.                                                         








Wishing a very Happy Birthday to Gavriel Kupfer!


We are sad to announce the passing of our dear member and friend Anne Stein A”H.

We are sad to announce the passing of Melvyn Acker A”H, father of Lisa and Dora Acker and step-father of Robert Sendzischew.




Refuah Sheleima:

 Leib ben Toiba Magdolena Szigeti, Michael Weisblatt, Meir Kadosh, Louise   Nissenbaum,  Zita Yakubovich, Samuel Richmond, Bella Nortman,   Sharolta Gollender, Melissa Nosomowitz, Eugene Galpert, Nissim Yedin, Judith  Jackier, Lisa Weiselberg, Ann Bieber, Louis Gross, Lawrence & Carol Kaufman,   Louis Kirsch, Florence Birnbaum, Binyamin Joyce, Marlene Nussbaum, Sol Glickstein, Zelig & Miriam Kindler, Breindy Teitelbaum, Avraham Daniel ben Devorah Tova, Luba bas Faiga (mother of Mr. Alex Zinger), PP Charles R. Harary,Rose Bronheim, Brenda Iosefson,  Tzilia Adamsky, Alex ben Leah, Helene Galletta,  Gitel bat Sarah, Esther bat Janja, Ann Chesler, Nissim ben Tamar, Irina bat Bayla,Erica bat Tila Elka, Tzipora bat Rajzi, Malka Shoshana bat Batya Nechama, Rochale Batya bat Chana Masha, Ronie ben Tzipora, Rivfka Deborah bat Gitel, Adam Meister, Yenti bas Chaya, Pesach ben Bayla, Sima Rochel bat Yehudit,    Benjamina Bat Necha, Efrat bas Shoshana, Shmuel Meltser ben Raizel, Eddie Gross,     Chana Frida bat Yehudit




 Hashkama Kiddush Sponsor

   Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Paulette Lichtman in memory of Ronald’s beloved father, Irving Lichtman A”H, Mr & Mrs Levi & Ziona Lichtman in memory of Levi’s beloved grandfather, Irving Lichtman A”H, Mr. & Mrs. Meyer & Yelena Forkosh in memory of Yelena’s beloved mother, Polina Goldsmith A”H, Mr. & Mrs. Alan & Pearl Skurnik in memory of Alan’s beloved father, Shalom ben Avraham Yitzchak A”H.

    Kiddush Sponsor:

    Mr. & Mrs. Mendy & Temima Kupfer in honor of Gavriel’s 16th Birthday.

    Seudah Shlishit Sponsor: 

 Sponsored by the members of FPJC.

 Nedivei  Yom: 

 Mrs. Linda Luft in memory of Linda’s beloved aunt, Dorothy Devorah Bernstein A”H, Mrs. Marsha Kevelson in memory of Marsha’s beloved father, Norman Lifshitz A”H.



Purim Baskets Flatbush Park Jewish Center and Sisterhood is proud to announce that our annual Purim Project 2019 is now in full effect. For more information please visit our website WWW.FPJC.ORG.  Login using your email and click forgot password and follow the instructions.  Once you have logged in, go to view my account and click on Purim Baskets 2019



MEGILLAH READING / PURIM PARTY  There are two Megillah Reading Wednesday Evening March 20th at 7:50pm in t

he Mestel Midrash and Sanctuary. 

followed by a Purim Carnival. There will be Music Clowns, Game Booths, Pizza,

Hamentashen, every child in their costume gets a Purim Pekalah.

There will be a costume contest!  Best Costume Prize and Best Family

Theme costume Prize!  We are looking for 3 Volunteers to Judge the Purim Costumes. 

Thursday, Megillah Reading will be at 6:20am in the Mestel Midrash. In the Sanctuary at 8:20am &10:00am



SEUDAHAS PURIM Thursday March 21st  For the Family at 4:00PM $30 Per Adult $25 Per Child



THE TRAVELING CHASSIDIM will join us on March 15th Shabbat Parshat Vayikra Shabbat Zachor

Join us for a Friday night meal; Fee: $50 Per Adult $40 Per Child

Followed by an ONEG complimentary by F.P.J.C.

Musical Havdalah/Melaveh Malkah/ Singing and Dancing begins @ 8:30pm with The Traveling Chassidim

Pizza and Drinks For Our Children $7 per Child 2 Slices and a Drink



Flatbush Park Hebrew School Program

Announcing the beginning of a new Hebrew School Program teaching:

Jewish Traditions, Jewish Holidays, Mitzvot and Jewish Values, Jewish Songs, Hebrew Alphabet and Reading

Sundays From 9:30 AM - 100:00 AM

Ages 7 and up: Classes begin on 01/06/19

Ages 3-4 and 5-6: Classes begin on 01/20/19



Flatbush Park Day Camp

Join Us for a SUNsational Summer!

Don't miss out on the opportunity for your child

to have a SUNsational Summer!

Our offices are open Tuesday Evenings 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Sunday Mornings 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please call:  718.444.6868 for more info


If anyone is seeking a babysitter for Evening and Weekends please contact Paula Vays 347-500-9444        


Anti-Semitism Event March 27th 7:30pm AT FPJC: With The Rising Tide Of Anti-Semitism In Europe That Is Now Seen In America We Invite You To Come And Hear An Expert Who Will Explain These Trends And What We As A Community Can Do To Counter This Threat.  On March 27th @ 7:30 PM Olga Deutsch Will Present Us With New Information Followed By Questions and Answers. Olga Deutsch Has Spent Many Years In Tracking Anti-Sematic And BDS Activity For NGO Monitor Which Is An Israeli Based Well Known Organization.  Please Come Out Refreshments Will Be Served.





  • Every morning, 8am, after Shachrit - Halacha Yomit w/R. Perelson
  • Every evening between Mincha & Mariv -  w/R. Perelson
  • Thursday evenings 8:30-9:30pm - Talmud Class w/R. Perelson
  • Monday through Friday, 9-10am - Shiur w/R. Perelson, including full breakfast of bagels & lox, cereal, coffee.
  • Monday night 8-9:15pm - Partners in Torah for Men & Women
  • Tuesday 10-11:15am - Womens Shiur w/R. Judith Zwick
  • Shabbos schedule includes "On The  Main Drasha @ 10:45, Men & Women's Talmud study @ 3;45 and a D'var Torah at Seudah Shlishit

Bikur Cholim: Looking for volunteers to  visit people who are homebound, and drive those who would like to come to morning and evening Minyan.

Please contact Helen Birnbaum @ 718.253.2690.
Your Chesed will benefit you for eternity. 
If you know of anyone in need of Bikur Cholim help, please notify the FPJC office at 718-444-6868.

Anyone who would like to HOST a Torah event in memory of a Parent, please contact Rabbi Yisroel Perelson at 718.444.6868 or Email -

 THE  LEVAYAH  PROGRAM, sponsored by the Orthodox Union (OU), is designed to be of major financial assistance to Jewish families in the event of family loss and the funeral arrangements with our local chapels. All individual family members of the OU are entitled to significant cost savings at those difficult times. You must, however, be an OU member, cost $54 per year. Now is the time to make that call, before the need, Rachmana Litzlan, arises. Call 212.563.4000. May all your calls be for Simchos.

Thu, March 21 2019 14 Adar II 5779