Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Huge Turnout for Simchas Beis Hashoeiva

There was a record turnout for the Simchas Beis Hashoeiva at Tzemach Tzedek. Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed a circus act which was followed by joyous dancing until after midnight.



Tuesday, October 2, 2007

About Our Community

Monsey is a beautiful suburban town in Rockland County in New York's famous Hudson Valley.

Monsey is located 25 miles north of New York City, approximately one hour from Brooklyn (Crown Heights), Queens (Ohel), the Catskill Mountains and all NYC airports and forty minutes from Morristown, New Jersey.

There are convenient daily commuter buses to Brooklyn, Manhattan, Monroe and Lakewood.

Monsey boasts a very large and diverse Jewish community with many mikvaos, hundreds of shuls, boys and girls yeshivas, and special education institutions.

Monsey is also host to a large amount of chesed organizations including Hatzoloh Volunteer Ambulance Service, Bikur Cholim, Yedei Chesed, Kupath Ezra, Chaverim and Tomchei Shabbos.

There are many seforim/judaica stores, kosher restaurants, pizza shops, bakeries, kosher specialty food stores, take-outs and all-kosher super markets in and around Monsey.

The Lubavitcher community in Monsey is well established and flourishing. There are a number of Lubavitcher shuls, a Chabad Mikvah, respective Cheder Chabad elementary schools for boys and girls, a Mesivta with only limudei kodesh, a Mesivta with secular studies, and a high school for girls.

Over the last decade many young Chabad families have chosen to make the Monsey community their home.

Directions:
Monsey can be reached by any one of the following highways:
New York State Thruway: Exits 14 and 14B
Palisades Interstate Parkway: Exits 9W, 10, 11 & 12
Garden State Parkway: Exit 172
New Jersey Route 17: Allendale Road exit

Public Transportation:
Monsey Trails
Coach USA - Red & Tan and Shortline
Transport of Rockland (TOR)
New York Waterway (boat)
New Jersey Transit (train)

Shopping:
Aside from the many stores in Monsey proper, Monsey is conveniently located just minutes from the huge and famous Palisades Center Mall, twenty five minutes from the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and ten minutes from the Nanuet Mall.

Hospitals:
Monsey is conveniently located near a number of hospitals all of which have beautiful Bikur Cholim facilities for meals and sleeping.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Nyack Hospital
Westchester Medical Center
Helen Hayes Hospital
Summit Park Hospital

Libraries:
Finkelstein Memorial Library
Suffern Free Library
Nanuet Public Library
New City Library

Parks:
Click here for a list of children's parks in Rockland County.