Erev, Erev, Erev, Erev, Erev
September 21, 2012
Licht Bentchen: 6:48 P.M.
Volume XIX, Issue 4
Erev Yom HaKippurim
Tuesday, September 25 – 6:42 P.M.
First Days of Yom Tov
Sunday, September 30 – 6:34 P.M.
Monday, October 1 – after 7:40 P.M.
Erev Shabbas Chol HaMoed
October 5 – 6:26 P.M.
Second Days of Yom Tov
Sunday, October 7 – 6:23 P.M.
Monday, October 8 – after 7:29 P.M.
Once again, we are horrifed by a senseless,
inhumane terrorist act in France. Thank G-d, there
were no fatalities and only a few were injured
(most from panic attacks). The victims need our
Tefillos, as does the entire Jewish population of
France. Although Homeland Security (based upon
my conversation with John Wessel, head of
Security for Federation) does not feel that there is
any threat to American Jewry, it is our
responsibility to our children and ourselves to
remain vigilant. However, there are concerns for
Jews (and others) in Europe and the Middle East.
At this time of year, when we are more attentive to
and spend more time with our prayers, we need to
especially include all of Acheinu B’nai Yisrael,
worldwide Jewry, in our supplications to the Ribbono
May all our entreaties be answered positively, and
may we soon be privileged to “experience” the
Very Focused Learning
Our heavy-duty coverage of Aseres Yemei
Teshuvah (ten days of repentance – from Rosh
HaShanah through Yom HaKippurim) will continue
on Monday. Following that, Thursday and Friday will
see crash courses in the myriad laws and complex
days of the upcoming Yom Tov of Succos. Among
the topics of intended inclusion are: Esrog, Lulav,
Hadasim, Aravos, Succah, S’chach, Hoshanos,
Simchas Beis HaSho’ei’vah, Hoshanah Rabah,
Shemini Atzeres, Simchas Torah, Aliyah LeRegel,
Chol HaMoed, Isru Chag, and on and on. To
complement these Halachos and to enhance your
Chagim, many beautiful, gorgeous, creative, festive,
colorful, delightful, enjoyable, pretty, breathtaking,
and, even, OK Succos projects should be arriving at
your doorsteps (together with your children) next
We are once again sending home an ad blank for
the journal which will accompany our Eighteenth
Annual Dinner. Invitations will reach your homes
after Yom Tov, and it’s now time to get working on
the ads. Coming up in 9 days is Succos, which is a
time for families and friends to get reacquainted in
the close confines of our “house - for - a – week,”
“Yom Tov - in - a - thatched - hut” quarters. It can
also be a GOLDEN (literally and figuratively)
opportunity to “share” with our guests, hosts, fellow
travelers, newly-found friends, long-lost relatives,
etc., the Zechus of supporting the Torah institutes of
our respective communities. In this spirit, we
reremind you that the:
TToorraahh SScchhooooll ooff GGrreeaatteerr WWaasshhiinnggttoonn
EErreevv SShhaabbbbooss ““TToorraahh”” EEvveennttss RReeppoorrtt
Journal Deadline is: November 9, 2012
Banquet Date is: December 2, 2012
Although you’ve heard/read this before, the
following bears repetition: THE DINNER IS THE
BIGGEST FUNDRAISER OF OUR FISCAL
YEAR, AND WE NEED EVERYONE’S
PARTICIPATION TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. Please
don’t allow the “Holiday - blackout - mindset” to
prevent you from working on journal ads. We’ve
got plenty of ad blanks in our office, and we’ll give
you all you want. Once again, we inundate you
with these Banquet facts:
Day of Week: Sunday
The Honorable Stuart and Mrs. Fran Eizenstat
Mrs. Shulie Bergman
Mrs. Michelle Swartz
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Journal: Yes. See above.
Parental Roles: Hittin’ the phone and the streets
to get those ads. It does require time and effort,
but our kids’ Chinuch depends upon our
involvement. It is not difficult to get advertisers.
However, they certainly won’t contribute if they
are not approached.
Ad Blank: Coming home today, with plenty more
Ad Credits Towards the cost of the Dinner:
Please read the attached letter. If you are
interested in sending a letter to solicit a business
for an ad, please contact Zev Teichman (301-962-
8003, ext. 2311).
Sunday, September 23 –
5th/6th Shiurim – 10:00-11:30. Please note the later
start – due to Selichos.
Monday, September 24 – Rabbi Frand’s
Derashas Teshuvah in YISE at 8:00 P.M. This
yearly EVENT is sponsored by a number of
community institutions, including the Torah School.
Tuesday, September 25 – Erev Yom HaKippurim
– No School.
Wednesday, September 26 – Yom HaKippurim.
Thursday, September 27 –
No post-3:30 classes.
There will be P.M. Day Care.
Friday, September 28 –
Last day of school before Succos.
LAST 3:30 Friday dismissal of 2012.
Thursday, October 11 –
Return to the REAL WORLD (or was Yom Tov the
REAL WORLD?). Classes resume.
Full post-3:30 schedule.
There will be P.M. Day Care.
Friday, October 12 – 2:00 Friday dismissal begins.
Monday, October 15 – 4B/4G/4G to Flag Ponds.
Tuesday, October 16 – Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan
NOAM (Night Out at Max’s).
Monday, October 29 – 5B/5G to Project Ascent. Info
will be sent home after Yom Tov.
First Classroom Close-ups of
2012-2013. Today’s guest author:
Ms.Kerry Griffin of First Grade fame.
Letter about banquet.
We extend condolences to Mrs. Lisette Young,
upon the passing of her niece.
May the entire family be comforted among the
mourners of Tziyon and Yerushalayim.
Latest Dose of Handbook Excerpts
In order to keep illness to a minimum,
please keep your child at home if he/she is sick.
If you are not sure whether or not your child is
contagious, please call your pediatrician. You
should keep your child at home if he/she has:
a fever - keep him/her at home
until the fever has been gone for
a persistent cough or a recurrent sore throat,
especially if the child has been exposed to strep;
strep - keep the child at home
until he/she has been on an
antibiotic for 24 hours;
a runny nose with yellow/greenish drainage;
an upset stomach;
an open wound with pus drainage;
an undiagnosed rash;
any other obvious infection, and
Pinworms – If your child has been diagnosed
with pinworms or other intestinal parasites,
please inform the school and be sure your child
has started treatment with a physician before
he/she returns to school.
PLEASE, Please, Please help us keep our
students and staff healthy.
Finally, as we approach Yom HaKippurim, the
day of Chasimas HaDin (the sealing of Hashem’s
determination of our individual and collective
fates), I ask, on my own behalf and on behalf of the
entire school, Mechilah, forgiveness, for any
offense or hurt we may have caused you in the
past twelve months. We will continue to strive for
improvement in our sensitivity to others’ needs
and feelings. May we all merit being inscribed in
the Sefer Chaim, Berachah, VeShalom.
Have an easy fast.
Gemar Chasimah Tovah!
Rabbi Yitzchak Charner
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This Week’s Parnasei HaYom
Thursday, September 19 ‐
The learning in the Torah School was dedicated in
loving memory of Chaya Chinka bas Yosef Halevi,
sponsored by her grandchildren, Dr. & Mrs. Josh
The learning in the First Grade Girls' class was
dedicated in honor of Daniella Garfield's 7th Birthday,
sponsored by her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Norman
Garfield and Dr. & Mrs. Gary Goodman.
The learning in the First Grade Girls' class was
dedicated in loving memory of Ahuva Lasdun's
grandfather, Mr. Allan Dikter, sponsored by Ahuva’s
grandmother, Mrs. Sharon Dikter.
The learning in the Kindergarten was dedicated in
honor of Aryeh Hershenson's 6th Birthday, sponsored
by his grandparents, Dr. & Mrs. David Droller.
Friday, September 20 ‐
The learning in the Second Grade Girls' class was
dedicated in honor of Rachelle Kugler's 8th Birthday,
sponsored by her grandmother, Mrs. Shonny Kugler.
September 14, 2012
Preparations for the 18th annual TSGW banquet are now officially underway!
Sunday, December 2 is much closer than you might think. We are gearing up and preparing for
another wonderful and special evening of delectable cuis