Sunday, August 31, 2014

Streamlined Seating Guidelines

For those of our friends and members who have requested a simplified version of the Yom Tov Seating instructions, we present the following:


1)      Dues: $475 per family for 5775. 

2)      Seats: fill out the form below, and submit by the September 10 deadline (reply e-mail is fine).  There are guidelines for seat assignments, and we follow them. Please do not reserve seats you will not use.  For children under age 10, we do not reserve seats, but you are welcome to place a folding chair in an open space for them.

3)      Aliyos:  bid for what you want for what kibud you want (or want to honor someone else with), and fill out the form below (or supply the information requested) by September 14.  We will get back to you if you win.

Yom Tov Committee


5775 Yamim Nora'im Member Seating Request Form


This form must be completed and returned to:

Seating  Committee - Cong. Tifereth Zvi , 26 Columbia Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY 11516

or e-mailed to NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 10, 2014


__    I am a member in good standing for the upcoming year 5775, and have remitted dues (or made an arrangement for payment).


Members are entitled to up to 2 men's and 2 women's seats.  Additional seats can be requested at $100 per seat, but may be assigned general (unreserved) admission.


To reserve seats in our Beis Medrash, indicate the following:


NAME: __________________________________          Tel. ____________________


ADDRESS _____________________________________________________________


# of MEN'S SEATS _______          # of WOMEN'S SEATS  ________


Please check below IF APPLICABLE:


___  We do not plan to be at Cong. Tifereth Zvi both days Rosh Hashanah and all of Yom Kippur, as we plan to daven somewhere else as well, but my family will be at Tifereth Zvi as follows:



 All checks for DUES and SEATS should be made payable to "Congregation Tifereth Zvi" and either (a) returned with this form; or (b) delivered to the shul, 26 Columbia Avenue, Cedarhurst. 






    In accordance with Poskim (see Mishna Berurah 584:8), it is preferable for one to purchase for himself a yamim nora'im aliyah.  The Kehillah sells each aliyah to the highest sealed bidder, with all bids made privately in advance of Yom Tov.  


     To bid on an aliyah, follow these simple steps: (1) send an e-mail to  with "aliyos" in the subject line; and (2) in that e-mail, specify:


a.    the aliyah desired,

b.    the amount bid,

c.    provide your name, or the name of the person for whom you are bidding, and

d.    whether you would accept an alternative kibud as a second choice. 


     Your initial bid will be your only bid. The highest sealed bid received for any particular aliyah by September 14 at 2:00 PM is the winner, and will be notified. 


      Kibbudim available:  all aliyos and maftir for Rosh Hashanah (each day) & Yom Kippur (including Mincha) and pesichah l'Neilah.



Congregation Tifereth Zvi
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Schedule for Shabbos & Next Week

Congregation Tifereth Zvi

26 Columbia Avenue, Cedarhurst, New York 11516


Shabbos Schedule

Parshas Shoftim


           Candle Lighting (for those making early Shabbos)… not before 6:15 PM  


EARLY SHABBOS Friday Mincha … 5:55 PMfollowed by Kabbalas Shabbos


             (standard candle lighting: 7:13 PM)  *   Repeat K'rias Shema after 8:21 PM.


This is the last early Shabbos  minyan of the season



 Orchos Tzaddikim … 7:30 a.m. * Gemara Shiur (Gittin) ... 7:45 a.m.


Shacharis . . . 8:30 a.m., followed by Kiddush, and Rabbi Warshaw's gemara shiur, the Mishna Berura shiur, and the Women's Chaburah with the Rebbetzin

Kiddush this Shabbos is sponsored by

Rabbi & Dr. Tully Neumann

l'zecher nishmos all the Elul yahrzeits in their family.


 ** Pirkei Avos (for men & women) … 6:30 PM  **


Shabbos Mincha . . .  7:00 PMfollowed by the Shalosh Seudos, with Shiur, and Maariv           

Shalosh Seudos & the Shiur this Shabbos are sponsored by

Rabbi & Rebbetzin Chatzinoff

l'zecher nishmas Yishai ben Zev Volf a"h, whose yahrzeit is 5 Elul.


             Havdallah (50 minutes) … 8:20 PM   --  Kiddush Levanah



Shul 5775 Membership dues are payable this month.  Reservations for seats for the Yamim Nora'im are due September 10, and the deadline for bids for Aliyos is September 14.  To make sure that you get what you need, please respond as indicated in the e-mailed Yom Tov materials, and in timely fashion.


Anyone who would like to participate in the Elul Chesed campaign, please send your contributions to the Rav's attention here at the shul.



Daily Minyan Schedule

Weekday Shacharis

 Sun. & Mon. (civil holiday) … 8:00 a.m.;  Thu. … 6:50 a.m.;  Tue., Wed. & Fri. …7:00 a.m.


Weekday Mincha/Maariv (Sunday through Thursday):   7:10 PM     



Weekday Shiurim

 Sunday:         Rav's Vaad HaMussar and Gemara Pesachim shiur meets after Shacharis.


       Dr. Moish Jeger's chaburah in Hashkafah will not meet this week.


 Monday:       Rav's Shiur in Gemara Sukkah will meet at 8:15 PM.


Tuesday:      "60 Minutes of Torah" – with Rabbi Aryeh Dachs, will meet at 8:30 PM.


Wednesday:    Rav's Shiur in Choshen Mishpat will meet at 8:30 PM.


Thursday:       Rav's Shiur in Parshas HaShavua meets after Mincha/Maariv.


      The Blatt Shiur in Maseches Gittin will meet this week on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights at 9:15 PM.



Reminder: please support our effort to secure our building and make the necessary structural renovations!  Please see Avrohom Rubin for more details.



Judgment Day is almost here … are you ready? 

The Shul is pleased to announce a series of shiurim/discussions to help us prepare for the Yamim Nora'im --  Men & women are invited to join the Rav in exploring fundamental issues at the core of the Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur experience, with a shiur & discussion series: 


Thursday, September 11: The Judgment

Thursday, September 18: The Tefillah

Thursday, October 2: The Vidui


Shiurim meet in the Shul, 9:15-10:00 PM




Congregation Tifereth Zvi
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Elul Campaign

Dear Friends,

       Each year, we as a Kehillah, and our friends and supporters, engage together in a special Elul Campaign, to provide for needy families for the Yomim Tovim

            These Elul Campaign funds are collected and distributed under my supervision, and are dedicated to providing family necessities to those who need some help within our own community, Jews who otherwise would suffer in Tishrei without the means to make a happy and content Yom Tov season.  The need is so great, and only a generous response can save the Yomim Tovim for our friends and neighbors.

            There will be no appeal in Shul for this critical cause, as this letter, sent by e-mail only, is the only formal request for your participation.  I hope you will seize the opportunity for this zechus at this special time, when our tzedakah stands in our defense, and please respond generously.

            Checks should be made payable to "Congregation Tifereth Zvi  – Chesed" and dropped off or mailed to my attention at the shul (26 Columbia Avenue, Cedarhurst, NY 11516).  Thank you and tizku lemitzvos.  

          With wishes for a Good Chodesh, and a kesivah v'chasimah Tovah,


          Rabbi Pinchas Chatzinoff


Rabbi Pinchas Chatzinoff

Congregation Tifereth Zvi
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Important Message Regarding the Shul Building

Dear Friends,

As many of you know, our Shul building is in need of external repair and renovation, after years of neglect and bruising weather.  Rather than simply covering up the problems, we have no choice but to implement a responsible solution that would involve roof repair, sealing, and significantly, vinyl siding for the entire building.

At the Rav's request, I have met with siding and roofing engineers to get some estimates, and the cost of the entire renovation and replacement will likely approach $50,000.  We are a small kehillah, and in order to bring about these necessary additions and repairs, and to secure our Shul building, I am seeking significant participation from everyone who can contribute to this undertaking.

Please let me know what you can pledge toward the siding and renovations, so we can b'ezras Hashem complete the project before Winter.


Tizku Lemitzvos,


                Avrohom Rubin    

Congregation Tifereth Zvi
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516