July 17, 2015


P E S A C H – Issue #8, July 17, 2015

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Please note our new e-mail account, if you wish to contact us for any reason:yiclaval@gmail.com


Very pleased to inform you that our marvelous Rabbi Banon has signed a two year renewal of his contract to serve as our highly acclaimed spiritual leader. We're blessed with an outstanding, dynamic Rabbi who shares our commitment to continue our proud history as we face the challenges ahead. This two year agreement is a powerful indication that our Rabbi shares our confidence that the Young Israel of Chomedey is indeed here to stay.

Leon and Maree Stiglitz slowly recovering from a terrifying car accident which saw their vehicle roll over several times on impact. We are looking forward to seeing them back in shul and in full good health at their first opportunity.

Many of our congregants paid their respects at the funeral of Sylvia Miller, z'l, on Tuesday, July 7th. She was a typical Jewish Mother who made her family her top priority, loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren passionately and was always a strong supporter of our synagogue, attending virtually every simcha celebration with the love of her life, her “bashert” husband, Morty Miller, z'l. She was the admired “Miss Sylvia” at the Chomedey “Y” for many years and brought joy and happiness to her eager, young “children” for whom she made every day so very special. Sylvia Miller, z'l, a very special person, indeed.

High Holidays are quickly approaching. You should be receiving information very shortly. Our High Holidays put the “YOUNG” back in “YOUNG Israel of Chomedey”.


Jewish Survivor

CBC has announced it's working on a new reality series called "Jewish Survivor."
Here's the premise: 16 Jews are put in a two-bedroom
co-op on Havre Des Iles. Each week
they vote out one member, until there is final
survivor who gets $1 million (but placed into a trust
that does not mature until age 95).

The Rules:

1. No cleaning lady.

2. No use of ATM's or credit cards.

3. No food from take-out or delivery which specifically includes Chinese food.

4. All purchases must be at full retail prices.

5. Mothers may not call their children, Fathers must attend morning services at the synagogue.

6. All trips must be by foot, bus or subway. No limos, Bixi bikes or cabs.

7. All workouts and exercise must be done in their apartment with no workout machines.

8. Pizza Pita is off limits.

9. No playing of Jewish geography.

10. No Danielle Steel novel is allowed for reading, only the Young Israel of Chomedey newsletters.

11. No reading of weekly flyers' specials.

12. Only one phone line for all 16 members. No call can last more than 3 minutes. No cell phones.

13. Maintenance problems must be resolved by the members, without help from the super or any other gentile.

14. All therapy sessions must be suspended.

15. No consulting with attorneys.

16. No whitefish, lox, or bagels.

17. No antacids of any kind.

The results? So far, there have been NO applicants...

The difference between the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ku Klux Klan is that the members of the Supreme Court dress in black robes and scare white people.




1984 First woman to walk in space Soviet Soyuz T-12 is launched with cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya. She made her historic walk on July 25th.

1981 Hyatt Regency disaster Two concrete skywalks fall onto a crowd of 1,500 people at the Kansas City hotel killing 114. Two engineers, who designed the skywalks, had their licenses revoked in 1986.

1941 Baseball Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak comes to an end. He had 91 hits for a .408 average.

1918 Russian Revolution Czar Nicholas II, his wife, and three of his five children are killed by the Bolsheviks during the aftermath of the revolution. The bodies of his two other children, Alexi and Anastasia have never been found.


1935 Donald Sutherland Canadian actor. Film: M*A*S*H (1970, Hawkeye), Don't Look Now (1973), and Ordinary People (1980).

1899 James Cagney d. 1986 American Oscar-winning actor. Film: Mr. Roberts (1955, the captain). He started his career as a female impersonator in a New York revue.

1889 Erle Stanley Gardner d. 1970 American lawyer, author, creator of Perry Mason (1933).


2009 Walter Cronkite b. 1916 American reporter, the CBS Evening News (1962–81). "And that's the way it is…"

1961 Ty Cobb b. 1886 (Tyrus Raymond Cobb), American baseball player, "The Georgia Peach." He was the first person elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame (1936).

1959 Billie Holiday b. 1915 (Eleanora Fagan McKay), American blues singer, performed with Benny Goodman and Count Basie.


July 17th in YIC History (slightly exaggerated):

1963 Some prankster puts a “Whoopee Cushion” on the President's chair and no one notices anything different.

1971 The Fire Department is called to put out a cholent that has been overcooked…again.

1984 It's so hot that some congregants come to shul in bikinis. Unfortunately, they were all men.

1996 The Mikveh lifeguards go on strike but it is soon settled when they admit that neither can swim.

2005 Our guest speaker at our weekly Sunday breakfast slips on a slice of lox and is rushed to an adjoining table where he wisely adds cream cheese and a bagel. His brief speech consists of one word: “mechiya”.

2014 One congregant refuses to help us out at our morning Minyan, claiming that there is still snow blocking his driveway. His car is found in our Mikveh the next day.


Raoul Wallenberg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg (4 August 1912 – disappeared 17 January 1945) [1] [2] [3] [4] was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian . He is widely celebrated for saving tens of thousands [5] of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis and Hungarian Fascists during the later stages of World War II . While serving as Sweden's special envoy in Budapest between July and December 1944, Wallenberg issued protective passports and sheltered Jews in buildings designated as Swedish territory . [5]
On 17 January 1945, during the Siege of Budapest by the Red Army , Wallenberg was detained by Soviet authorities on suspicion of espionage and subsequently disappeared . [6] He was later reported to have died on 17 July 1947 while imprisoned by communist authorities and KGB secret police in the Lubyanka , the KGB headquarters and affiliated prison in Moscow . The motives behind Wallenberg's arrest and imprisonment by the Soviet government, along with questions surrounding the circumstances of his death and his possible ties to US intelligence , remain mysterious and are the subject of continued speculation. [7]
Due to his courageous actions on behalf of the Hungarian Jews , Raoul Wallenberg has been the subject of numerous humanitarian honors in the decades following his presumed death . In 1981, U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos , himself one of those saved by Wallenberg, sponsored a bill making Wallenberg an Honorary Citizen of the United States . He is also an honorary citizen of Canada , Hungary, Australia and Israel. [8] Israel has also designated Wallenberg one of the Righteous among the Nations . Monuments have been dedicated to him, and streets have been named after him throughout the world. A Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States was created in 1981 to "perpetuate the humanitarian ideals and the nonviolent courage of Raoul Wallenberg". [9] It gives the Raoul Wallenberg Award annually to recognize persons who carry out those goals. A postage stamp was issued by the U.S. in his honour in 1997. On 26 July 2012, he was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by the United States Congress "in recognition of his achievements and heroic actions during the Holocaust." [10]

Tisha B'Av ( help · info ) (lit. "the ninth of Av ") ( Hebrew : תשעה באב ‎ or ט׳ באב ) is an annual fast day in Judaism which commemorates the anniversary of a number of disasters in Jewish history, primarily the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem .

Tisha B'Av is regarded as the saddest day in the Jewish calendar and a day which is destined for tragedy. [1] [2] Tisha B'Av falls in July or August in the Western calendar .

The observance of the day includes five prohibitions , most notable of which is a 25-hour fast. The Book of Lamentations , which mourns the destruction of Jerusalem is read in the synagogue, followed by the recitation of kinnot , liturgical dirges that lament the loss of the Temple and Jerusalem. As the day has become associated with remembrance of other major calamities which have befallen the Jewish people, some kinnot also recall events such as the murder of the Ten Martyrs , massacres in numerous medieval Jewish communities during the Crusades and the Holocaust .




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