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Shabbos Bamidbar

Shabbos Mevarchim

 

 

 

 

 

22 Iyyar - 28 Iyyar  5780

May 16, 2020 - May 22, 2020 

DVAR TORAH

Make your descendants proud of you.

"AND WITH YOU SHALL BE ONE MAN FROM EACH TRIBE, EACH MAN SHOULD BE THE HEAD OF HIS FAMILY." (Bamidbar 1:4)

     A simple and boorish person who came from distinguished lineage was arguing with a wise scholar who came from a very plain family. The coarse ignoramus boasted about his illustrious ancestors. "I am a scion of great people. Your ancestors are nothing compared to mine," he arrogantly said. The scholar wanted to put him in his place and said to him, "True, you come from a long line of great people. But unfortunately the line ends with you. My family tree begins with me."

     This, said Rabbi Moshe Chaifetz, author of Meleches Machsheves, is the idea of our verse. Each man should be the head of his family's lineage. He should be an elevated person in his own right and his descendants should be proud to consider him their ancestor.

     Rather than boasting about one's prominent lineage, one should focus on making oneself into an elevated person.

     When the Maggid of Mezeritch was a young boy of five, fire destroyed his parent's house. The young boy saw that his mother was sitting in deep anguish, and he asked her why she felt so bad.

     "I am not in pain because of the loss of the house," his mother told him. "But we had a document which traced our lineage back to great scholars."

     "In that case, you need not worry," her five-year-old son comforted her. "The distinguished lineage will now start from me.

     "I feel that there is an important message that can be learned. Many times we look at our family heritage and feel that we have follow in our fathers’ footsteps. People feel if “my father was a tailor, than I should be a tailor.” The Torah wants the opposite of this.

     The Torah wants us to strive for greatness. We should forget about mistakes that our ancestors may have made. Especially now in the time of Sefirat Ha’Omer (the counting of the Omer), we should learn from Rabbi Akiva. Rabbi Akiva taught us that it is never too late to learn. He ignored all of the smug remarks of onlookers, began to study at the age of 40 and grew to great heights that we could only aspire to.

Shavout is this coming week, it’s a time that we received our identity as a nation. The Gemara tell us that Rav Yoseph would say if not for this day how many Yosephs would be found in the market place. Meaning to say if not for this special day I would just be another Joe in the market place. What made me special and unique is the Torah that I studied. That is what we are celebrating when we study all night on Shavout. I think about the 50 to 60 people that join us shavout night every year and I am full of sadness that we won’t see each other this year. However we have to remember that the Torah wants us to strive for greatness and that is even in a time like this to learn with our children as far into the night as we can. Greatness is stretching our self to the limit that is what Rabbi Akiva did and became the teacher of Klal Yisroel. Let’s make this Shavout a special time with our families. Let’s pick a topic of learning that our spouse or children would enjoy and dedicate the night to growth in Torah.

 Wishing everyone a Shabbot Shalom Rabbi and Reb. Perelson.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Condolences:

 

We announce with sorrow the passing of Rebbetzin Feiga Burnstein A"H, mother of Drs. Shira Burnstein, Adena Saperstein, Penina Teitelbaum, and Yochanan Burnstein, and grandmother of our ba'al koreh Chanina Abramowitz and his siblings.

In keeping with medical and rabbinic guidance, the levaya (funeral) and shiva will be private.

Shiva information will be forthcoming.

 

 

 

 

  

 

Refuah Sheleima:

Shlomo Ben Naiomi Leib ben Toiba Magdolena Szigeti, Michael Weisblatt, Meir Kadosh, Zita Yakubovich, Samuel Richmond, Bella Nortman, Sharolta Gollender, Melissa Nosomowitz, Eugene Galpert, 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, PP Charles R. Harary, Rose Bronheim, Tzilia Adamsky, Alex ben Leah, Helene Galletta, Gitel bat Sarah, Esther bat Janja, Anne 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, Pesach ben Bayla, Sima Rochel bat Yehudit, Benjamina Bat Necha, Efrat bas Shoshana, Shmuel Meltser ben Raizel,  Irving and Miriam Borenstein, Menachem Mendel ben Rivkawolf, Shaya Eisen, Rachel Dvorah bat Tova, Miryam bat Shoshana, Elchanan Shlomo ben Golda, Eugeny Roth, Harvey Hecker.

 

 

 

 

 

Nedivei Yom:

 Mr. Robert Izsak in memory of Robert’s beloved great grandfather, Tuvya Leib Yosef A”H, Mr. Robert Izsak in memory of Robert’s beloved great grandmother, Bluma Drezner A”H, Mr. Robert Izsak in memory of Robert’s beloved grandfather, Simon Isidore A”H, Mr. Robert Izsak in memory of Robert’s beloved uncle, Yosef Tuvya Leib A”H, Mrs. Gei Jacobs in memory of Geri’s beloved mother, Sarah Balsam A”H.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

FPJC ZOOM SHIURIM

MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY

AT 8:30PM

EMAIL WITH ZOOM INFORMATION TO FOLLOW

 

 

We Will Have A Yizkor Sevice Before Shavuot at 5:00PM on Thursday May 28th on FaceBook.  If You Wish To Add A Name Of A Loved One To The Yizkor List Please Text Rabbi Pereslon the name of your loved one on Tueday 9175359311

 

 

 

SHAVUOTCandle Lighting Thursday Night 8:00 PM

Image result for shavuot Nightfall is  8:53 PM in order to have 49 complete days of the Sfira we wait until nightfall to make Kiddush. All night learning at home! Let’s make it special!

Friday Night Candle Lighting 8:01 PM

Shabbos End 9:09 PM

 

 

 

            

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 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sunday Mornings 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Camp can be reached at 718.444.9449

Feel free to email any questions to fpjcdc@yahoo.com

 

Flatbush Park Hebrew School Program

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

Sundays From 9:30 AM - 100:00 AM

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

   LEARNING PROGRAMS AT FLATBUSH PARK

  • 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 - RabbiYPerelson@optonline.net


 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.

We Will Have A Yizkor Sevice Before Shavuot at 5:00PM on Thursday May 28th on FaceBook.  If You Wish To Add A Name Of A Loved One To The Yizkor List Please Text Rabbi Pereslon the name of your loved one on Tueday 9175359311

Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780