Sunday, January 25, 2015

Thank You Sponsors!

We thank the following early sponsors of our 16th Annual Melave Malka, to be held Motzei Shabbos, February 7 at 8 PM at the Lifshitz's home, 160 Hollywood Crossing, Lawrence.

Please RSVP ASAP your attendance and/or sponsorship to

To help with preparations, please email



Mr. & Mrs. Josh Lifshitz

our hosts

 "Shas" sponsors

Dr. & Mrs. Benjy Hertz

Mr. & Mrs. Yisroel Hirschel

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Rubin

Mr. & Mrs. Eli Wilamowsky

"Bavli" sponsors

Rabbi & Mrs. Pinchas Chatzinoff

Mr. & Mrs. Naftali Bennett

Mr. & Mrs. David Haber

Dr. & Mrs. Pinchas Wyner

"Yerushalmi" sponsors

Rabbi & Mrs. Sam Levine

Mr. & Ms. Elchonon Stern

Member sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Meir Adler

Mr. & Mrs. Aharon Brody

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Dubin

Mr. & Mrs. Ohaviah Feldman

Rabbi & Mrs. Effie Hoffmann

Dr. & Mrs. Moish Jeger

Dr. & Mrs. Zvi Lefkovitz

D. & Mrs. Eric Nussbaum


Congregation Tifereth Zvi
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The RSVP in History

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

In the context of social invitations, RSVP is a request for a response from the invited person or people. It is an initialism derived from the French phrase Répondez s'il vous plaît, literally "Reply if you please" or "Reply please".

The high society of England adopted French etiquette in the late 18th century, and the writings of Emily Post aim to offer a standard no more stringent than that tradition. Late 20th century editions building on her 1920s work say, e.g., that "Anyone receiving an invitation with an R.S.V.P. on it is obliged to reply....", and some recent editions describe breaching this standard as "inexcusably rude".

Emily Post advises anyone receiving an invitation with an RSVP on it must reply promptly, and should reply within a day or two of receiving the invitation.

Also, there is a widely accepted custom to RSVP and sponsor a significant international event, such as the annual Melave Malka of Congregation Tifereth Zvi in Cedarhurst, or perhaps, a Presidential Inauguration. 

You are invited to attend

Congregation Tifereth Zvi's

16th Annual 

Melave Malka 


February 7, 2015

Motzei Shabbos Parshas Yisro

8:00 PM

 at the home of

Josh & Miri Lifshitz

160 Hollywood Crossing, Lawrence


An evening featuring good friends, fine food, and moderate amusement!


"Shas" Sponsor … $1,000

"Bavli" Sponsor ... $500

"Yerushalmi" Sponsor … $360

Members … $180 


Please RSVP (by January 30) to


For more information, or to volunteer to help, 

please contact the Rebbetzin (

Congregation Tifereth Zvi
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Schedule for Shabbos & Next Week

Congregation Tifereth Zvi

26 Columbia Avenue, Cedarhurst, New York 11516


Shabbos Schedule

Parshas Bo



           Candle Lighting … 4:43 PM  

Friday Mincha … 4:45 PMfollowed by Kabbalas Shabbos

Repeat K'rias Shema after 5:51 PM


                    Shiur in Iyun Tefilah will meet at 8:00 PM



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


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



Rabbi Ross' Mishnayos Shiur for boys … will not meet. 


Shabbos Mincha . . .  4:30 PM,   followed by the Shalosh Seudos, with Shiur, and Maariv   


Shalosh Seudos is sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Yosi Wittmann

l'zecher nishmas Esther bas Yosef a"h


                 Havdallah (50 minutes) … 5:53 PM    [Kiddush Levanah]


Father-Son Learning Program will meet at 6:30 PM.





Congregation Tifereth Zvi's 16th Annual Melave Malka will be held b'ezras Hashem on February 7, 2015, at the home of Josh & Miri Lifshitz.

"Shas" Sponsor … $1,000

"Bavli" Sponsor ... $500

"Yerushalmi" Sponsor … $360

Members … $180 

 Please RSVP (by January 30) to



Daily Minyan Schedule


Weekday Shacharis 

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


    Rabbi Hoffman's shiur in Halacha weekdays at 6:30 a.m. 

Sunday Mincha/Maariv :   4:45 PM


Weeknight Maariv : Monday through Thursday at 8:00 PM





Weekday Shiurim Next Week


     ... Shiur in Hilchos Shabbos, with the Rav, meets after Shacharis


     … Hashkafah Shiur, with Dr. Moish Jeger will meet after Maariv.    


     …  L'chu v'Nelcha Shiur for young women will meet at 8:00 PM.



    …  Navi Shiur for boys 3rd - 5th grades, with Rabbi Yitzie Ross – will meet 7:00 – 7:55 PM.  


    … Rav's Gemara Shiur (Sukkah) meets after Maariv until about 10 PM.



     … "60 Minutes of Torah", with Rabbi Dov Blumberg, at 8:30 PM



    … Rav's Choshen Mishpat shiur meets after Maariv.



     …  Rav's Mussar/Hashkafah Vaad meets at 9:30 PM.


The Blatt Shiur in Maseches Gittin will meet next week Sunday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 9:15 PM. 

Congregation Tifereth Zvi
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516

Friday, January 16, 2015

Mid-winter Vacation in Heaven on Earth!

While friends and neighbors are in "same old" Eretz Yisroel, Florida, Cancun, Puerto Rico, and Las Vegas working on their "ruchniyus" ...

 you could greet the sun every day next week at a very exclusive men's retreat, basking in a spacious and exhilarating vista, invigorating your soul ... All for free!

Morning Minyan:
Sunday at 8 am
MondayWednesday (Rosh Chodesh) & Thursday at 650 am
Tuesday & Friday at 7 am!

Special next week: bring a friend, and get coupon for future free week at minyan!

Congregation Tifereth Zvi
26 Columbia Avenue
Cedarhurst, NY 11516