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Rabbi Ira Ebbin

Adam Greenberg President

6:45 PM 9:00 AM 6:25 PM 6:55 PM

SHACHARIT Sunday…………………9:00 AM Monday ……………….6:30 AM Tuesday..6:25 AM (Rosh Chodesh)

Wednesday...................6:35 AM Thursday …………..... 6:30 AM Friday............................6:35 AM

MINCHA - MAARIV Sunday-Thursday.... 7:10 PM

Candle Lighting: Shabbat Ends:

Rabbi Jeremiah Wohlberg Rabbi Emeritus WEEK ENDING APRIL 1st — 26 ADAR II

Shabbat Services Friday Mincha: Saturday Morning: Class: Saturday Mincha:


Dr. Mel Issacs Hebrew School Principal



7:02 PM 8:03 PM

We were all deeply sorrowed to hear of the untimely passing of Cantor Reuven Blum, who lead our High Holiday services beautifully for nearly a decade. The Blum family has long supported a charity that provided food for Shabbat for those in need in Queens, called "Chickens for Shabbos". If you would like to make a contribution in memory of Cantor Blum, checks can be made with that earmark to the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills,150-05 70th Road Flushing, NY 11367 or to the Rabbi's Charity fund earmarked.

OHAV’S ANNUAL JOURNAL DINNER Our honoree for this year's Journal Dinner is Dr. Mel Isaacs. The Journal Dinner will be held on Sunday evening, April 3rd at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center.

Lunch & Schmooze Tuesday April 5th at 12 PM. Cost $10. Contact the office for reservations. OHAV PESACH WINE SALE….We have partnered with Skyview Wines to offer a wide variety of kosher for Passover wines for 2011. The list is available on the Ohav web site ( A portion of the proceeds is donated back to Ohav. Orders must be received by the office no later than April 7th. Please contact Mario Wilkowski at for further info.

SISTERHOOD Upcoming Sisterhood Programs April 6 – Help knit/wrap blankets for We Care Blankets th

May 12th- Game Night 7:30pm (Mah-Jong and Scrabble) Sisterhood has 18 Ohav teens who have signed up to be babysitters. Should you find yourself in need of a babysitter please e-mail Fran Green at Sisterhood Book Club: The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit: A Jewish Family's Exodus from Old Cairo to the New World by Lucette Lagnado. Discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 30 at 8pm in the library.

Pre-Passover Classes Adding Spice to your Seder With Rabbi Ira Ebbin -Wednesday April 13th at 8pm

Four Questions, Three Rabbis Rabbis Marc Volk, Charlie Klein & Ira Ebbin Wednesday April 6th at 8:15pm at Merrick Jewish Center Personalities of Prophets The Biblical Stories Around The Hagadda With Rabbi Ira Ebbin -Tuesdays April 5th & 12th at 1pm The Kosher Passover Kitchen Rabbi Ira Ebbin -Tuesday April 12th at 8pm Kosher Shopping in a Non-Kosher World Location to be Announced -Monday April 11th

Ohav Sholom’s SIT, EAT & RUN PRE-PESACH DAIRY DINNER Sunday April 17th between 5:30pm-7:30pm Come join us to make your “Last Meal” easy. Let us ease your worries and feeding your family before pesach . COST: $13.50 per adult and children over 12 $ 7.50 per child ages 3-11 Free for children under 3 Non-shul Family members invited too! *Late responses will not be accepted. Please send in your reservation form and check made payable to: Congregation Ohav Sholom to the shul office in an envelope addressed to Pre-Pesach Dinner.



Merrick, NY



Boys must wear head coverings at all COSY events.

Monday April 11 6:15-7:30 COSY Chocolate Seder. Cost $5. Have you ever experienced a Passover Seder completly with CHOCOLATE? 4 Cups of Chocolate, Chocolate Matzah, Chocolate Everything! For kids in grades 3-7. Wednesday April 13 6:15-7:30 COSY Seder Play Prep. If your kids and family are planning to participate in the second seder program we will be putting on a play with all the kids written by our very own Shlomit Ebbin. Please send your child to this event to have them practice their part. Sunday April 24 11am-4pm COSY Outdoor Paintballing at Cousins Paintball in Coram. Grades 6-12. Cost $40. Transportation Provided. All gear & equipment will be provided.

Chometz Sale Chometz Sale forms have been mailed out sent via email. The Rabbi will be available after most minyanim or by appointment. OU Passover magazine is available in the synagogue. office

Shabbat Hagadol Drasha April 16th at 6:15pm

Why was that Night Different From All the Other Nights? The Story Behind The Rabbi’s Seder in Bnei Brak

Congregation Ohav Sholom regrets to inform you of the passing of Cantor Reuven Blum, who served as our Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Cantor for these past many years. The funeral was on March 28th. Shiva will take place at the Blum's home, 255 West 88th Street, apartment 9C in Manhattan. May the Blum family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Shiva/Memorial Gold Cards are available through Sisterhood. Please contact or Jessica Lerner at 632-5891.

We were all horrified to hear of the brutal and cowardly murder of five members of the Fogel family, including a three month old baby, as they slept in their homes Friday night in Itamar Israel. Ohav Sholom joins the Orthodox Union in collecting funds to support the three orphans of the Fogel family. You may donate online at or bring checks in to the Rabbi's charity fund earmarked Israel Terror Victims. May G-d be our shadow (Psalm 130) and grant benevolence and healing to the victims. KIDDUSH SPONSORED THIS WEEK BY: Sisterhood Sisterhood participated in the BUYCOTT on March 30, 2011! For your enjoyment, we are providing you with a sampling of some Israeli products this Shabbos. Please keep in mind that allergen alerts may not be as noted on items imported from Israel or they may not be listed in English, so if you or your child has a food allergy, please stay away from products you are unfamiliar with. If you have a peanut allergy, you should avoid contact with the Bamba. Here are some of the items you will be enjoying today. If you like them, please continue to show your support for Israel by buying them for your own family!


Junior Congregation Shabbos mornings 10:15-11:30. Grades K3 will be in Classroom 1, and Grades 4-8 will be in the library. All children must be in junior congregation or accompanied by an adult in shul. Kids Kiddush $20

Bnei Mitzvah program to meet this Sunday April 3rd at 11:30AM NEW SPONSORHSIP PRICES: Payable to OHAV SHOLOM Shofar: $10.00 Chronicle $10.00 Both the Chronicle & the Shofar $18.00 Payable to SISTERHOOD

Simcha Shabbos $18.00 NOTICE TO OHAV MEMBERS FROM KEN GARTNER My firm and I are among the sponsors of the 5Towns5K Walk/Run, to be held on Sunday, May 15, at North Woodmere Park. The event is a fundraiser for ( Bet Halochem/Friends of Israel Disabled Veterans, and the rehab centers that it runs. The event is organized by Isaac Seinuk. Isaac, a dentist who lives in North Woodmere, happens to be a cousin of Mario Wilkowski. Isaac is a former HAFTR parent, and a teammate of mine and Mario’s on a cross-country running team. If anyone is interested in participating, helping, attending, or sponsoring, they can speak to Ken Gartner

OHAV SHOLOM HEBREW SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE Sunday April 3rd starting at 9:15 AM, showcasing Ohav Sholom’s Hebrew school, teachers, and the students under the leadership of Dr. Mel Isaacs. If you know a family who is interested in enrolling in our school, please invite them to come. While we advertise, many of our students come through the recommendation of our members. Over the past 4 decades hundreds of students graduated and went on to do many things, but they always remember their day at the Hebrew school as one of the key Jewish experiences. While the school doesn't require the students and their family to members at Ohav Sholom, over 95% of the families are. In addition the families play a major role at Ohav. To help with the cost of the tuition and/or membership, the executive board is having a special a due promotion:

First year free membership or 50% discount on your membership and free Hebrew school. Second year: 50 of synagogue dues or full dues and 50% off Hebrew school tuition. This offer is for a limited time!!! For more information please call the office 378-1988 or the school office 377-8892. Happy Extended 18th Birthday to Arianna Ruthenberg from big sis and the rents. Mazal Tov to Leorah G, Julia H, Alyssa M, David R and Arianna R on your roles in Solomon Schechter High School of Long Island's awesome production of Oliver! Sponsored by Jenni Zepnick in honor of her new membership.

Chronicle April 1, 2011  

Ohav Sholom's Weekly Newsletter

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