Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Tzemach Tzedek Mikvah

Evening Appointments:
For Shabbos and Yom Tov evening appointments for the Monsey Chabad Mikvah, which is located in the K'hal Tzemach Tzedek shul, 2 Langeries Drive in Monsey, please contact Mrs. Shoshana Hami at 973-722-4667.

Day Use:
To defray the costs of maintaining the Mikvah, membership or pay-per-use is required.

K’hal Tzemach Tzedek Members:
Baal Habayis:
Daily Mikvah Membership: $400 per person
Erev Shabbos/Shabbos and Erev Yom Tov/Yom Tov: $200 per person

Bochur:
Daily Mikvah Membership: $200 per person
Erev Shabbos/Shabbos and Erev Yom Tov/Yom Tov: $100 per person

Family*:
Daily Mikvah Membership: $770
Erev Shabbos/Shabbos and Erev Yom Tov/Yom Tov: $300
*includes only unmarried children

Non K’hal Tzemach Tzedek Members:
Daily Mikvah Membership: $600 per person
Erev Shabbos/Shabbos and Erev Yom Tov/Yom Tov: $300 per person

Annual Membership begins on Erev Rosh Hashana.

Mikvas Chaya in New City

Mikvas Chaya, which is bor al gabei bor, is located at 315 North Main Street in New City.

It is located on the left hand side of the Chabad Jewish Community Center with its own separate parking lot and entrance.

Recently renovated, the Mikvah has 3 full baths.

It is open by appointment only. Whenever possible, please call at least 2 days in advance. To schedule an appointment, please call 845-638-9398. For any further information, please contact Chany Kotlarsky at 845-641-1312.

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Davening Schedule

Shacharis
Mondays through Fridays:
7:00 AM* at Tzemach Tzedek
7:45 AM at Cheder Chabad Boys
8:00 AM at Tzemach Tzedek
9:00 AM at Yeshivas Menachem Mendel

*6:45 AM on Rosh Chodesh and Fast Days

Sundays:
8:00 AM at Tzemach Tzedek
8:20 AM at Cheder Chabad Boys
9:00 AM at Tzemach Tzedek
9:00 AM at Yeshivas Menachem Mendel

Mincha:
2:50 PM at Cheder Chabad Boys
7:00 PM at Tzemach Tzedek

Maariv:
9:30 PM at Tzemach Tzedek
10:00 PM at Heichal Menachem

Shabbos Kodesh:
K'hal Tzemach Tzedek:
Friday Mincha: 10 minutes after Licht Benching
Shacharis: 9:30 AM
Mincha: 10 minutes before Licht Benching
Maariv: 1 hour after Licht Benching

Shabbos Mevorchim:
Tehillim: 8:30 AM
Shacharis: 10:00 AM

Beis Menachem:
Friday Mincha: 10 minutes after Licht Benching
Shacharis: 9:30 AM
Mincha: 5 minutes before Licht Benching
Maariv: 1 hour after Licht Benching

Shabbos Mevorchim:
Tehillim: 8:15 AM

K'hal Nusach Ari:
Friday Mincha: 10 minutes after Licht Benching
Shacharis: 9:30 AM
Mincha: 5 minutes before Licht Benching
Maariv: 1 hour after Licht Benching

Shabbos Mevorchim:
Tehillim: 8:30 AM
Shacharis: 10:00 AM

Heichal Menachem: 
Friday Mincha: 5 minutes after Licht Benching
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Mincha: 10 minutes before Licht Benching
Maariv: 1 hour after Licht Benching

Shabbos Mevorchim:
Tehillim: 8:30 AM
Shacharis: 10:30 AM

All minyanim at Cheder Chabad are applicable for school days only.

Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

Rabbi Boruch Dov Lesches was born in Tel Aviv where he received his Yeshiva education.

Following his studies at Yeshivas Kol Torah, under the leadership of the illustrious Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Aurbach Z"TL, Rabbi Lesches studied at the main Lubavitch Yeshiva "770" where he was awarded Smicha and advanced Smicha of Dayanus from the Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Yisroel Piekarski.

Following his marriage to Shterna, daughter of Rabbi Mendel Morozov, Menahel of Yeshivas Oholei Menachem, Rabbi and Rebbetzin Lesches moved to Sydney, Australia, where Rabbi Lesches directed the Sydney Beis Din and established the country's first Shechita and Kashrus system.

When the Yeshiva Gedolah of Sydney was established in 1986 Rabbi Lesches served as its Rosh Yeshiva and continued to serve in that capacity for the next 20 years. In addition, Rabbi Lesches served as the Rabbi of the Australian capital for 25 years.

Prior to Rosh Hashana of 2006 Rabbi and Rebbetzin Lesches moved to Monsey, New York to assume the position of Rabbi of K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey, a number of years following the untimely passing of the Shul's founding Rabbi, Rabbi Dovid Wichnin A"H.

Under the dynamic leadership of Rabbi Lesches the community has enjoyed tremendous growth in both quality and quantity. This is evidenced by the many well attended minyanim and shiurim that take place daily at the Shul. Rabbi Lesches, whose inspiring farbrengens have become legendary, gives shiurim to men and women on a wide range of topics including, Gemara, Chassidus and Halacha.

In addition to his work at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Rabbi Lesches has proven to be a dynamic force for Chabad activities in the region. He has launched a Smicha Program, lectures at Heichal Menachem, provides Chosson classes to groups of Chossonim, and provides Hashgacha for meat at the Rockland Kosher Supermarket. Rabbi Lesches also serves as Av Beis Din for the Lubavitch community and is constantly answering Shaalos from Anash and Shluchim.

Rabbi Lesches can be reached at 845-659-1060 or via fax to 845-371-2144.

Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz

Having been living in Monsey for close to 30 years Rabbi Zalman Leib Markowitz is one of the founding members of the Lubavitch community in Monsey as well as one of the founders of Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey.

Rabbi Markowitz currently serves as one of the Mashpiim of Lubavitch of Monsey and is an energetic leader in the community. In addition to his public leadership persona of giving men's and women's shiurim, organizing community events and leading farbrengens, Rabbi Markowitz is actively involved with almost all issues relating to the community and individual community members including marital counseling, chinuch counseling and shidduchim.

In addition to his role as a local community leader, Rabbi Markowitz is a recognized expert in chinuch and parenting, and speaks regularly on issues facing today’s children and their parents, with particular focus on at-risk and pre-at-risk youth. Because of his unique skills and keen insights, he has affected the lives of many and placed them on a path to success. His warm and engaging personality has made him a popular choice for educational seminars and workshops throughout the world.

In 2006 Rabbi Markowitz was appointed by Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch of Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters as a chinuch consultant and continues to serve Shluchim families worldwide.

Previously, Rabbi Markowitz was the longtime menahel of Cheder Lubavitch, Morristown, NJ. He also worked as a melamed in Cheder Lubavitch, and served as mashpia in Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim, Morristown, NJ.

Rabbi Markowitz entered the chinuch field at the direction of and with encouragement from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and has over 25 years of classroom and counseling experience across the spectrum of backgrounds and affiliations, including parent and child advising; group and private young adult counseling; provide support to families with special needs children; teacher training; teacher and administration consulting; student placement guidance; and customizing curricula and institutional programming.

Rabbi Markowitz can be contacted at rabbimarkowitz@monseychabad.com or for urgent matters at 914-906-6878.

Jerusalem Flow and Flourish, By Michoel Muchnik

Jerusalem Flow and Flourish
By Michoel Muchnik

On display at
K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey
2 Langeries Drive, Monsey, New York 10952


The world is in a constant state of flow, as G-d’s abundant blessings flow down upon us. By harnessing and embracing the flow, we assist G-d in bringing the world to a state of flourish.

The Torah is compared to water. Just as a fish cannot survive without being immersed in water, so too, the Jewish people need to be in a perpetual state of being surrounded by water – Torah.

The three waterfalls depicted in the piece represent the spiritual dimensions of Chochma - wisdom , Bina – understanding and Daas - knowledge , colloquially known by their abbreviation as Chabad. These are like the Torah, emanating from on high, flowing down to permeate this world. So too, within every person, the three attributes of Chabad flow into the seven other Middos - qualities.

The water is pictured seeping into every available crack or space, no matter how low, so too must the Torah find its way into our Middos as represented by our thoughts, speech and action. The rivulets flow down, nurturing the parched earth of our souls, exiled from G-d’s side and cause a spiritual ascension. This in turn grows and feeds the many levels of the ground ultimately leading to an overflowing, blooming and flourishing expression of a yearn to rise higher, as depicted by the flowering pots.

Rabbi Yisroel Baal Shem Tov taught us that the earth is filled with underground wellsprings and hidden treasures. We find these only through digging in the recesses of our soul and uprooting the essence within us, the most treasured of all treasures, our G-dly spark.

Our development as Jews was put in place by the three unions of the Matriarchs and the Patriarchs. It is written in Kabbalah that they represented the three Middos, which feed all the other Middos. Chessed – kindness, Gevurah – strength and Tiferes – beauty. In the background to the right is Avrohom’s famous open four-door tent, representing the attribute of kindness and placed on the right as the right side spiritually represents kindness. The left side corresponds to the attribute of strength, the domain of Isaac and symbolized by the ram, a reminder of the stern and strong hand needed to carry out the offering up of Isaac at Mount Moriah.

In the midst of these two concepts stands Jacob, the perfect fusion of strength and kindness, representing beauty. There are many lovely ideas and stimulus in this world, but true beauty is the merging of them, as the colors of the rainbow. Jacob is expressed by the gathering of small jars, the jars which he returned to gather after his fight with the angel of Esau. Jacob gathered the jars in order to utilize them in the service of the Almighty. Similarly, we are entrusted not only to gather the jars and utilize them, but to gather even the shards. These are the shards or sparks which were broken and shattered in the transition of the world from a state of chaos to creation. Chassidic philosophy teaches that the world will be ready for redemption after these sparks are all gathered and elevated, which will bring the world to a state of true Tiferes – beauty.

Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world, but on what does the world stand? Our Sages teach that the world stands on three things; Torah, Avodah – service and Gemillus Chassadim- acts of kindness.

Depicted in the windows of the Jerusalem interiors are the Synagogue, the Tallis and Tefillin – representing Avodah. The home full of Torah books on the shelves represent Torah, and the Tzedakah charity box represent Gemillus Chassadim.

Jerusalem, the heartbeat of the Jewish nation, receives the flow and the hint of flourish, all from G-d. Our mission is to cause that flourish, to flow back, to flood. As is written in the book of Isaiah and highlighted by the great Maimonides, “The world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d like the waters of the sea cover the earth,” with the imminent coming of our righteous Moshiach.

Women's Shiurim Schedule

Mondays at 8:00 PM 
Likutei Sichos 5750-52 by Rabbi Reuvein Flamer
At the Abramowitz home, 211A Kearsing Parkway

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM 
Maamer V'Ata Titzaveh by Mrs. Mattie Hecht
At the Hecht home, 11 Ellish Parkway

Tuesdays at 8:00 PM
Sichos and Maamorim by Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz
At the Backman home, 520 Viola Road

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM 
Interactive Learning on the Parsha of the Week with Mrs. Bracha Meshchaninov
At the Meshchaninov home, 32 South Gate Drive

Wednesdays at 7:45 PM 
Moshiach and Geulah by Rabbi Dovid Morris
At the Morris home, 12 Calvert Drive

Thursdays at 10:00 AM 
Wake Up to Tanya by Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz
At the Abramowitz home, 211A Kearsing Parkway

Thursdays at 11:00 AM 
Tanya for Women by Rabbi Dovid Morris
At the Morris home, 12 Calvert Drive

Shabbos Afternoons at 5:30 PM 
(from after Pesach until the Shabbos before Rosh Hashana)
Pirkei Avos by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches
At the Abramowitz home, 211A Kearsing Parkway

Weekly Conference Calls by N’Shei Heichal Menachem:
Mrs. Shiffy Itzkowitz (Recorded on Wednesdays)
Chassidishe Vort on the Parsha or Time Related
Playback: 605-475-4099. access code:478603#. Press # for Last Shiur.

Mrs. Brucha Sternberg (Recorded on Thursday Evenings)
Sicha on the Parsha or Time Related
Live Shiur Thursday @ 9PM: 760-984-1000. access code:291032#.
Playback: 760-984-1099. access code:291032#. Press # for Last Shiur.

Men's Shiurim Schedule

Weekdays:
Sundays at 7:30 AM at Tzemach Tzedek:
Chassidus by R' Shimon Kroll

Sundays at 9:00 AM at Tzemach Tzedek:
General Halacha by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

Sundays at 8:30 PM at Tzemach Tzedek:
Sichos of the Frierdiker Rebbe 5700 (1940) by Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

Monday through Friday at 6:30 AM at Tzemach Tzedek:
Chassidus by R' Shimon Kroll

Mondays at 8:30 PM at Tzemach Tzedek:
Gemara Baba Metzia by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

1st Monday of the Month at 9:45 PM at Tzemach Tzedek:
Moshiach & Geula by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

Tuesdays at 8:30 PM at Tzemach Tzedek:
Shiur for Yungeleit on Taharas HaMishpcha by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

Wednesdays at 8:45 PM at Tzemach Tzedek:
Samech Vov by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

Thursdays at 8:45 PM at Tzemach Tzedek:
Tanya by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

Shabbos:
Friday night after Mincha at Tzemach Tzedek:
Chassidus by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

Friday night after Mincha at Heichal Menachem:
Chassidus by Rabbi Gedalia Oberlander

Shabbos morning at 8:30 AM at Beis Menachem:
Chassidus by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kagan

Shabbos morning at 8:45 AM at Tzemach Tzedek:
Chassidus by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

Shabbos morning at 9:00 AM at Heichal Menachem:
Chassidus by Rabbi Gedalia Oberlander

Shabbos afternoon 45 minutes before Mincha at Tzemach Tzedek:
Halacha by Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches

Shabbos afternoon 1 hour before Mincha at Beis Menachem:
Halacha by Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kagan

Shabbos afternoon 1 hour before Mincha at Heichal Menachem (from after Pesach until the Shabbos before Rosh Hashana):
Halacha by Rabbi Gedalia Oberlander

Motzei Shabbos:
Motzei Shabbos at 9:00 PM at Heichal Menachem: Shiur Tanya by Rabbi Aron Oster


Videos

Cheder Chabad "Pre-School in Motion" Video Produced for the 2010 Reception:


Cheder Chabad Boys Choir at the 11th Annual Reception 2010:


News 12 Report on Hillel at RCC 2009 Sukkos Party

Video of Cheder Chabad 10th Anniversary Reception (2009)


Cheder Chabad of Monsey 10th Year Celebration Video

Cheder Chabad of Monsey Promotional from Detti Siklos on Vimeo.


Cheder Chabad of Monsey Boys Choir Debut at 10th Year Anniversary Reception (2009)


Alter Rebbe's Nigun at Birchas HaChama 5769 (2009) at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey


Matzoh Baking with Rabbi Simcha Werner


News 12 Reports on Suffern Chabad Chanukah Wonderland 2008-5769


Monsey Chabad Menorah Parade 5769

Monsey Chabad Mumbai Memorial Part I


Monsey Chabad Mumbai Memorial Part II


Monsey Chabad Simchas Beis HaShoeva 5769


K'hal Beis Menachem of Monsey 5768 BBQ


Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey


Monsey Chabad Menorah Parade 5766