Saturday, April 21, 2018

Davening schedule for the week of Acharei-Kedoshim

Week of Parshas אח"ק  starting 7 Iyar / Apr. 22nd
שחרית                                                           Sunday  8:00, 9:00, 10:00am
                                             Monday thru Fri. 6:48, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30am
מנחה                                                Sun. thru Thurs. 7:00, 7:30 pm
מעריב                                                     Sun. - Thurs. 8:20, 8:30, 9:30

Friday, April 20, 2018

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

This week’s Parsha Perspective is dedicated in memory of Elka bas Zisel OBM

Dedicated in memory of Leah bas Rochel OBM

Did you know that it is possible for a person to be murdered and not even know about it, even carrying on life as usual?

How can this be? This week’s Torah reading (Tazria-Metzora(Leviticus) 12:1-15:33) speaks of the affliction known as tzara’at. The commentators explain thattzara’at (a word uncannily similar to tzores!) was a punishment for the transgression of speakinglashon hara. Lashon hara, translated literally, means “the evil tongue” or “evil speech,” which includes slander, gossip and rumors, among other things.

As the old British wartime adage goes, “Careless talk costs lives.” The Talmud relates in the name of Rabbi Shmuel bar Nachmani: “Why is the evil tongue called a thrice-slaying tongue? Because it kills three people: the person speaking, the person spoken to, and the person being spoken about.” It may not kill them physically, but it is character assassination.

Maimonides adds a further dimension: sometimes a person may say something that is not quite slander or gossip. Yet, as his statement passes from person to person, it eventually does cause harm, trouble, fright or hurt to the party being spoken about.

For example, even praising a person, if done in front of that person’s enemy who is liable to react negatively, could come under the category of slander or gossip.

Orchot Tzadikim (“Ways of the Righteous” an anonymous book on Jewish ethics written inGermany in the 15th century) comments: “Before you speak, you are the master of your words. After you speak, your words master you.” How often we feel imprisoned by our own words after we have said something that we wish we hadn’t or know we shouldn’t have.

The Midrash relates that RabbiShimon ben Gamliel asked his servant, Tavi, to buy him something good from the market. The servant returned with some tongue. Rabbi Shimon then asked his servant to buy something bad from the market. The servant returned with more tongue. “How can this be? I asked you to buy something good, you bought tongue; I asked you to buy something bad, you also bought tongue?” Replied Tavi, “It has good and bad. When it is good, it has a lot of goodness. When it is bad, it is very bad.”

We speak thousands of words every day. Words have enormous power. May we merit to use them only for good purposes.

(Excerpts from - from Rabbi Mordechai Wollenberg)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

If you would like to dedicate the weekly Parsha Perspective in honor or memory of a person or occasion, please contact Rabbi Shusterman at

Shabbos Parshas תזריע-מצורע schedule

Friday – ערש"ק

Licht Bentchen 7:23pm

מנחה Erev Shabbos 7:33pm

Kabbolas Shabbos 8:10pm

No Kiddush between 6:55-7:55pm (7:00-8:00pm)

שבת קודש

Rov's Chassidus Shiur
9:00 am

Sof Zman Krias Shma  9:31:41am

Schachris 10:00 am

Mincha Gedola 1:29 pm

Ladies’ Pirkei Avos Shiur 5:15pm

Rov ’s הלכה Shiur 6:30pm

Mincha 7:25pm (Pirkei Avos Perek Beis)

Motzoei Shabbos   8:27pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Week of Tazria-Metzora Davening schedule

Week of Parshas  תזו"מ starting 30 Nissan / Apr. 15th
שחרית                                                           Sunday  8:00, 9:00, 10:00am
Monday ראש חודש 6:45, 6:48* 8:00, 9:30am
                                             Tuesday thru Fri. 6:48, 7:00*, 8:00, 9:30am
מנחה                                                Sun. thru Thurs. 7:00, 7:25 pm
מעריב                                                                   8:15, 8:30, 9:30pm

Farbrengen לכבוד ב' אייר Tuesday after the 8:30 Maariv

Friday, April 13, 2018

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

This week’s Parsha Perspective is dedicated in memory of Elka bas Zisel OBM

Dedicated in memory of Leah bas Rochel OBM

How do you develop confidence when you don't have it? How does one overcome fear, nerves and anxieties? Well, we need not go into major psychological dissertations but  perhaps we can find some insight in this week's Parshah, (Shmini [Leviticus] 9:1-11:47).

Everything was set for the inauguration of the sacred service in the Sanctuary. The week-long preparations had been completed. Now it was Aaron's turn to approach the Altar and begin the service. But Aaron was reluctant. He still felt a sense of shame for his part in the Golden Calf episode. So Moses calls out to Aaron, "Approach the altar and perform the services." (Leviticus 9:7). Aaron did so and completed all the required tasks correctly. But what exactly did Moses say to Aaron to assuage his fears? All he said was "Come and do your thing." He never actually dealt with his issues. How did he address his concerns, his feelings of inadequacy?

Perhaps, Moses was saying: Come and do, and all your fears will be stilled. You lack confidence? Start performing the services and you will see that it fits you like a glove. You were born to be a High Priest and that's where you belong.

Moses was telling Aaron that if he would begin performing his chosen role, the rest would follow. As they say in Yiddish,Apetit kumt mit'n essen (the appetite comes with the eating) Even if you're not hungry, if you start eating, your appetite will follow. I suspect that’s why the first course in a meal is called an "appetizer." (Trust Jews when it comes to food!)

“Dr” Moses was dispensing sound psychological advice. The surest way of developing confidence is to begin doing that which you fear. Throwing kids in the deep end to teach them how to swim may not be everybody's cup of tea, but it usually works. Some of the finest public speakers were microphone-shy, even neurotic, at first. When we lack self-assurance, confronting our fears and phobias can be the best therapy. We discover that it really wasn't all that bad after all and we actually manage better than we ever imagined. And from there our self-belief grows until we become quite relaxed about the whole thing.

"Come and do" said Moses to his humble and hesitant brother. Aaron came and did - and the rest is history.

(From - Rabbi Yossy Goldman)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

If you would like to dedicate the weekly Parsha Perspective in honor or memory of a person or occasion, please contact Rabbi Shusterman at

Schedule for שבת מברכים חודש אייר, פ' שמיני ה'תשע"ח

Friday – ערש"ק

Licht Bentchen 7:16pm

מנחה Erev Shabbos 7:26pm

Kabbolas Shabbos 8:05pm

No Kiddush between 6:55-7:55pm (7:00-8:00pm)

שבת קודש

Tehillim 8:30 am

Sof Zman Krias Shma  9:37:47am

Schachris 10:00 am

Kiddush Farbrengen following Davening

Mincha Gedola 1:30 pm

Ladies’ Pirkei Avos Shiur 5:15pm

Rov ’s הלכה Shiur 6:30pm

Mincha 7:15pm (Pirkei Avos Perek Alef)

Motzoei Shabbos   8:18pm

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Parshas Shemini Schedule

Week of Parshas שמיני, starting 23 Nissan/April 8th

שחרית                                                                     Sunday  8:00, 9:00, 10:00am etc.
                                                          Monday thru Friday 6:48, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30am
מנחה                                                                                 Wed., Thurs. 7:00, 7:20pm
מעריב                                                                       Wed., Thurs. 8:05, 8:30, 9:30pm

Last Days Of Pesach Schedule

סדר הזמנים לימים האחרונים של חג הפסח – ה'תשע"ח
Final days of Pesach 5778 schedule

Thursday – ערב יו"ט – (Eruv Tavshillin – (עירוב תבשילין

Schachris 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00am וכו'

Licht Bentchen 7:07pm

Mincha 7:20 pm

Maariv 8:08 pm

Alos HaShachar – עלות השחר (earliest) 4:45am

Misheyakir 5:33  am

שביעי של פסח - Friday

Sof Zman Krias Shma /  9:45am

Schachris 10:00 am

Licht Bentchen 7:08pm

Mincha 7:15 pm

אחרון של פסח - Shabbos

Sof Zman Krias Shma /  9:44am

Schachris 10:00 am

Yizkor – יזכור approx. 11:45am

Mincha – מנחה followed by Moshiach’s Seudah 6:00pm

Motzoei YomTov – 8:10  pm

Please consider bringing your Seudas Moshiach paraphernalia to shul before YomTov    

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Farbrengen Tonight!

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There will be a farbrengen tonight after the 8:30 Maariv in K'hal Tzemach Tzedek לכבוד ח"י ניסן, the birthday of Rav Levi Yitzchok, the Rebbe's father, in 5638, as well as the Rebbe's Yom HaBris in 5662.

Please join us.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Community Gathering today at 5pm!

There will be an urgent gathering today for MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN l'zchus l'refuah sheleimah for Rabbi Aron Oster, son of Rabbi Leibel Oster and son-in-law of Rabbi AD Gancz, who fell ill before Yom tov and is in need of a refuah.

Please take the time to join is for Torah, Tefillah and Tzedokoh, beginning with Mincha at 5:00pm, at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek, 2 Langeries Dr., Monsey.

Please daven and say tehillim for Aharon ben Chanah

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

First Days Pesach 5778 schedule for K'hal Tzemach Tzedek

סדר הזמנים לימים הראשונים של חג הפסח – תשע"ח 

 Friday Erev Yom Tov:

 Schachris: 6:48, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30 etc.

 Sof Zman Achilas Chometz 10:55am

 Sof Zman Biur Chometz 11:58am

Licht Bentchen 7:01pm

 Mincha 7:11pm

 Kabbolas Shabbos/Maariv 7:55pm

Chatzos –  1:01am

 א' דחג הפסח  - Shabbos, 1st Day Yomtov

 Sof Zman Krias Shma/ 9:51am

 Schachris 10:00am

 Mincha 7:00pm

Licht Bentchen - Not before  8:02pm

Maariv 8:02pm

 Chatzos –  1:00am

 ב' דחג הפסח- Sunday 2nd day Yomtov

 Sof Zman Krias Shma 9:50am

 Schachris  10:00am

 Mincha 7:10pm

 Motzoei YomTov/Maariv 8:03pm

Monday, March 26, 2018

Farbrengen Tonight!

Farbrengen לכבוד י"א ניסן Monday after the 8:30 Maariv


The shul is being cleaned for Pesach.

Please refrain from bringing any more Chometz to shul.

Also, please do NOT bring any Shaimos to shul.

Schedule for the Week of First Day Pesach starting 9 Nissan / Mar. 25th

שחרית Sunday 8:00, 9:00, 10:00am

Mon., thru Friday 6:48, 7:00*, 8:00, 9:30am

מנחה Sun. thru Thurs. 7:05 pm

Maariv 7:50, 8:30, 9:30pm

Farbrengen לכבוד י"א ניסן Monday after the 8:30 Maariv

The Rov will be available after most תפילות to sell the חמץ 

Friday Morning ערב פסח :
סוף זמן אכילת חמץ 10:55
סוף זמן ביעור חמץ 11:58

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Schedule for the Week of Parshas צו starting 2 Nissan / Mar. 18th

שחרית                                                           Sunday  8:00, 9:00, 10:00am
                                              Mon., thru Wed. 6:48, 7:00*, 8:00, 9:30am
מנחה                                                          Sun. thru Thurs. 7:00 pm
מעריב                                                                   7:45, 8:30, 9:30pm

Farbrengen לכבוד ב' ניסן Sunday after the 8:30 Maariv

The Rov שליט"א will be available after davening to sell the חמץ beginning from Sunday morning after שחרית

Friday, March 16, 2018

Schedule for Shabbos Parshas Vayikra/Hachodesh/Rosh Chodesh Nissan

Friday – ערש"ק 

Licht Bentchen 6:46pm

 מנחה Erev Shabbos 6:56pm

 Kabbolas Shabbos 7:35pm 

No Kiddush between 7:05-8:05pm (7:00-8:00pm)

 שבת קודש 

Rov’s Chassidus Shiur 9:00am 

Sof Zman Krias Shma / 10:04:09 am

Schachris 10:00  am 

Kiddush Farbrengen following Davening

 Z'man Mincha Gedola 1:35 pm 

Rov ’s הלכה shiur 5:45pm 

Mincha 6:45 pm 

Motzoei Shabbos / Maariv 7:47 pm

Time to update the Monsey אנ"ש Directory

It's mid-year and people have been moving in and around the greater community. Cheder Chabad of Monsey does not want to fall behind updating its database in anticipation of a fourth "Monsey Anash Directory"!

  Anash who would like to send in an edit and add cell phone and emails to their existing listing should contact as well as new residents who can send in addresses, phone numbers etc.

 Please share this communication with newcomers, so they can meet everyone!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Please remember the needy in our community this Pesach

Mazel Tov Lefkowitzes! LeChaim tonight (Tuesday)

Mazel Tov to Rabbi & Mrs. Isaac Lefkowitz upon the engagement of their daughter Hennie to Mendel Naparstek of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The Lechaim will take place tonight, Tuesday, at The Beis Chaya Mushka School in Crown Heights, 350 Troy Avenue, corner Carroll Street.

Mazel Tov.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

davening Times for the week of Parshas Vayikra starting Mar 11th / 24th Adar

Schachris: Sunday 8:00, 9:00, 10:00am
                  M-F: 6:48, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30am

Mincha  Sun-Thurs. 6:45pm

Maariv  Sun - Thurs. 7:35, 8:30, 9:30pm

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

This week’s Parsha Perspective is dedicated in memory of Elka bas Zisel OBM

Dedicated in memory of Leah bas Rochel OBM

 There is a famous response to the comment, "Money is the world's curse", which goes "May the Lord smite me with it," Indeed, money is the source of humanity's greatest friction. Most marital disputes revolve around money. Most disagreements brought before the world's courts are about financial matters.

Money, however, is neither a curse nor a blessing. It is our attitude that determines the outcome. When we view money as an agent that provides our needs, comforts and luxuries, it inspires greed. And when others take an inordinately large slice, our own greed is triggered and we want more. But when others use money to spread happiness, blessing and goodwill, our entire perspective changes; their example inspires us to overcome our greed and to join them in their beneficence.

This is perhaps why, in this week’s Torah portion, Vayakhel-Pekudei (Shmos [Exodus] 35:1-40:38). Moses called for the entire nation to congregate before the Tabernacle was built. Having experienced an incredible moment at Sinai, where the nation melded into a single entity with total unity of purpose, Moses wanted to replicate this unique singularity in the Tabernacle. Moses knew that the single most potent barrier to unity is money and therefore addressed this barrier before all others.

Before announcing the fundraising campaign to build the Tabernacle, Moses shared a law, "You shall not kindle a fire in all your dwellings on the day of Shabbat." Though this law is seems irrelevant to the construction of the Tabernacle discussed later in the Parsha, it is most relevant to the unity of purpose that must precede it.

Fire is a metaphor for passion. Our passion on Shabbat must not be kindled by matters such as the beauty or security of our dwelling places. Rather, Shabbat allows us to tune to something more  lofty. From Shabbat this ethic must spill over into the rest of the week. Money should not be viewed as an agent that provides the needs, comforts and luxuries of our homes. Rather it is meant to be a vehicle through which holiness and goodwill are delivered. Our sages taught that gold was created to be used in the Tabernacle. Though we are entitled to utilize the extra gold for ourselves, its primary purpose is not for pouring into our residences, but to be used in the service of the Divine cause.

Fire carries an additional connotation. It serves as a metaphor for anger and divisiveness. When we recognize that money is a vehicle that serves the Divine cause in spreading holiness and goodwill, it ceases to be a source of friction between people and families.

When our ancestors embraced this truth and were inspired to the heights of unity and collective generosity, Moses initiated the construction of the Tabernacle. The fundraising campaign was so successful that in the end donors were begged to stop contributing! Once they were taught the true import of money they stopped trying to hoard it and worked with their neighbors to distribute it.

May Hashem bless everyone with all the sustenance that is needed, used and shared wisely !

(Excerpts from - from Rabbi Lazer Gurkow)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!
If you would like to dedicate the weekly Parsha Perspective in honor or memory of a person or occasion, please contact Rabbi Shusterman at

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Schedule for the Week of Parshas ויקהל-פקודי starting 17 Adar / Mar. 4th

שחרית                                                           Sunday  8:00, 9:00, 10:00am
                                        Monday thru Friday 6:48, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30am
מנחה                                                          Sun. thru Thurs. 5:40 pm
מעריב                                       Sun. thru Thurs. 6:25, 8:30, 9:30pm

Friday, March 2, 2018

Schedule for שבת פרשת כי-תשא

Licht Bentchen                                                                       5:30pm
Mincha Erev Shabbos                                                           5:40pm
Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                   6:20pm
No Kiddush between 6:09-7:09pm (6:00-7:00pm)

 שבת קודש
Rov’s Chassidus Shiur                                                            8:45am
Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                      9:17:59am
שחרית                                                                                      9:30am
Kiddush Farbrengen following Davening
Zman Mincha Gedola                                                          12:39pm
Rov’s הלכה shiur                                                                    4:45pm
מנחה                                                                                        5:30pm
Motzoei Shabbos /מעריב                                                        6:31pm
     Avos U'Bonim                                                                    7:30pm

Monday, February 26, 2018

hey Kids! Come hear the Megillah at Tzemach Tzedek!

Taanis Esther & Purim Schedule

סדר הזמנים והתפילות לימי תענית אסתר ופורים ה'תשע"ח

תענית אסתר – Taanis Esther (Wednesday)

עלות השחר/Fast Begins  5:10am

Schachris (includes Selichos) 6:45, 6:48, 8:00, 9:30am

Mincha Taanis Esther (Machtzis HaShekel) -  2:00pm, 5:20pm

Maariv/ end of fast 6:15pm

followed by 
  Megillah Leining at 6:30 pm

Simultaneous Children’s Program and Megillah Leining downstairs

Additional Megillah Leining 9:30pm

Purim Day – יום הפורים (Thursday)

שחרית / Schachris 7:00, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00 etc.


Sof Zman Krias Shma  9:19am

מנחה/ Mincha 3:00, 5:00pm

שקיעה /Sunset 5:47pm

מעריב/Maariv 8:30pm

Farbrengen לכבוד פורים following Maariv at the home of Dr. Avrohom Polinger 23 Cortland Rd. (Forshay)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Schedule for the Week of Parshas כי תשא starting 10 Adar / Feb. 25th

(See separate schedule for תענית אסתר & פורים)
שחרית                                                           Sunday  8:00, 9:00, 10:00am
                                Monday, Tuesday, Friday 6:48, 7:00, 8:00, 9:30am
מנחה                                                            Sun. thru Tues. 5:30 pm
מעריב                                          Sun. thru Tues. 6:15, 8:30, 9:30pm