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1. Join us on Pesach

On Shabbos and first day yom tov we will have the zchus to accommodate HaRav Yisro'el Gans Shlita (of Mattersdorf, father of our Rav). Whoever happens to be in Jerusalem - we will be very happy if you join us for Pesach.

On Shabbos morning Shacharis is scheduled for 5:05 (Vosikin).
On First day Yom Tov Shacharis is scheduled for 8:15 (Gr'o time).
On Chol Hamo'ed (Monday to Friday), Shacharis is at 7:30 (Adon Olam), Mincho at 6:50, followed by a shi'ur (every day by a different Rav), and after the Shi'ur Arvis.
And on the last day of Pesach Shacharis is at 7:25.
Attached is the list of the speakers on Pesach.

The location is 73 Nof Ramot. Please call 052-761-1890 for directions.


2. Ashkenaz forum

We would like to apologize before all who got a message that they could not access the forum. We have had (and still have) a problem with some fake users from around the world (China, Russia Taiwan etc.) signing up to the forum. To prevent them from signing up the settings were configured differently. Unfortunately, also some of our regular users got a message that they were banned from the forum. Hopefully the problem will be solved completely after Pesach, but for now - if you cannot access the forum, please write to (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ] and IYH his access will be returned.

3. Pesach recordings are up

You can now hear in our s
ite (at www.kayj.org/nusachproject.html) [www.kayj.net/nusach] a several Pesach melodies, including Tefilas Tal and Brach Doudi (Ge'uloh for Pesach). In the forum there are links to Addir hu and Allmachtiger Gott for Seder night (including the words), see this link forum.kayj.net/viewtopic.php?t=105

Chag Kosher Vesome'ach

By clicking on the links below, you will be able to hear the KAYJ radio interviews:

Preservation of Ashkenaz Music (Talkline Show 2007/05/16, 21.7MB)

Ashkenaz Choral Music (Mamash Radio 2007/11/11, 20.0MB)

1. KAYJ forum links Jews worldwide

We are happy to announce of a new page that has been added to our site - the KAYJ forum (www.kayj.org/forum) [www.kayj.net/forum]. In this page our visitors can write questions and answers about the nusach and the minhogim, vote on different requests, read about KAYJ and more, (it is moderated, so please read the instructions for posting on the forum).
Many many thanks to R' Eliyahu Goldberg (London) for putting up the page, and for all of the time, effort and resources he put in so that this page will work properly and nicely. At this time we would like to thank him again for making and hosting the site in general, תהי משכורתו שלמה מעם השם.

2. Mazel tov's

Mazel tov to R' Boruch Heinemann and his wife on the birth of a baby boy.
Mazel tov to R' Yitzchok Freund and his wife on the engagement of their daughter.
Mazel to to R' Chayim Shmu'eli (Samuel) and his wife on the engagement of their first granddaughter.
Mazel tov to R' Michael Friedman and his wife on the birth of a baby boy (Shlomo).
Mazel tov to R' Me'ir Erlanger and his wife on the birth of their grandson.

1. New Shi'urim in KAYJ, now available via email
KAYJ's Rov, Harav Gans shlita, has established a new parshas hashovu'a shi'ur, every Friday night at 21:00, and a Halocho and musar shi'ur after mincho on Shabbos. To receive the shi'urim via email in Hebrew, please reply to this email stating "email request for KAYJ shiurim". The shi'ur of Parshas Beshalach is attached to this newsletter (Click on this link).
ניתן לקבל בדוא"ל את שיעורי הרב על פרשת השבוע. מצו"ב השיעור לפרשת בשלח.

2. KAYJ's nusach project moving ahead

In the nusach project (www.kayj.org/nusachproject.html) [www.kayj.net/nusach] there are many new features. You can now differentiate between the new and old files by their color. While the older files are in a blue color, the files that were recently put up are in a purple color. Among the new files you can find Megillas Ester (with the special melodies for Balayloh Hahoo, Gam Hineh Ho'etz, Vayislu es Homon, Umordochai Yotzo etc.) recorded live in KAYJ last year, several different melodies for Kedusha, and many other new tunes.

Lots of thanks to Menasheh Steiglitz for all the many hours he put into this project.

3. Mazal tov
To celebrate the forthcoming wedding of Reuven Schneller, son of R' Yeshayahu Schneller's, KAYJ's choir will be singing in the chuppah. In appreciation of the special contributions R' Yeshayahu has made to the shul, we have opened a new category in the nusach project called "choson", featuring the different melodies sung on Shabbos for a choson.
Mazal tov to the Bloch's on the birth of their daughter, Chaya Brocho. The Chaulkrash took place last Shabbos in their home.

4. Tseischem Lesholom
After many years R' Yosef Prager has taken an active role in KAYJ, he will be leaving Yerushalayim and moving to Kiryat Sefer. We wish him a lot of hatzlocho, tzeischem lechayim ulesholom.