Friday, February 29, 2008

Purim at Tzemach Tzedek!

K’hal Tzemach Tzedek will be having a great program following Megilla reading on Purim evening including refreshments and entertainment for the children. If you would like to be a sponsor for this beautiful event please contact Nechemia Kaplan at 845-664-5744 or

House for Rent Needed

If you know of a large house for rent – preferably walking distance to K’hal Tzemach Tzedek - please contact Mendel Zeiler at .

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Living Torah of the Week

Mivtzoim Opportunity for Women

Pathmark of Monsey is holding its annual Kosher Fair on Sunday, March 16, from 10:00 AM to 4:00PM. Hundreds of people come to the store from around the region at this time of year shopping for Purim and Pesach. Each year, women from our community set up a table to provide information about Neshek, Kashrus, mivtzoim, etc. Women and girls, high school age or older, are needed to take turns sitting at the table. Please contact Yehudis Sassiver at 845-352-8910 if you are interested in volunteering at any time during the day.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Save the Date - Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka Production

Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka will be making a production "On A Golden Chain" on March 27th at 7:30 PM at the Ramapo Freshman Center. Ticket information will follow shortly.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Women's Wednesday Night Halacha Shiur Canceled

The women's Wednesday night Hilchos Shabbos shiur has been canceled due to the l’chaim of Avraham Hayman.

Mazel Tov Babayovs!

Mazel tov to Sander & Sarah Babayov, formerly of Monsey, currently of Oak Park, Michigan, on the engagement of their daughter Nechama to Eliran Shkedi of Scranton, PA.

The L’chaim will take place this Sunday night, March 2nd, at Congregation Ohel Tzedek, 1432 Mulberry Street in Scranton.

Counter Help Needed

A new Chinese restaurant will be opening in Monsey very shortly and is looking for counter help. If you or someone you know is interested please call Yosef at 917-622-6192.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Interview With Rabbi Lesches

In honor of the Yarzeit of Rav Shlomo Zalman Aurbach Z"TL, on Chof Adar, Kfar Chabad Magazine interviewed 3 Lubavitcher Rabbonim who had learned in Kol Torah including our dear Rav, Rabbi Lesches. Click here for the article (in Hebrew).

Morah Chani's Playgroup

It's that time of the year again and Morah Chani's Playgroup is now accepting registration for the coming school year. Morah Chani's Playgroup provides personal attention and caring for each child by limiting the class size to a small group of children. We provide a Chassidishe education filled with fun, singing, Arts and Crafts, Music 'N Movement, Parsha, Davening, Tanya Bal Peh, Baking, Outdoor Play and more. Space is limited. For more information and to register, please call Chani Cohen at 845-406-3229.

Farbrengen This Motzai Shabbos

Shlomo Backman invites all Anash to a Melava Malka / Chanukas HaBayis / Chassidishe Farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches this Motzoei Shabbos parshas Vayakheil (March 1st) at 9:00 PM at the Backman home, 520 Viola Road (near Union).

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Mazel Tov - L'chaim!

Mazel tov to Avraham Hayman on his engagement to Devorah Gralnik of Crown Heights! The L’chaim will take place this Wednesday evening, February 27th, at the Bais Levi Yitzchak Shul, 556 Crown Street (entrance on Albany Avenue) in Crown Heights.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Mazel Tov Abramsons!

Mazal tov to Shmuel and Yehudis Abramson on the birth of a granddaughter to Rivki and Chaim Yisroel Kopciel of Borough Park.

Melave Malka Honoring Mrs. Werner

There will be Melave Malka for women, hosted by N’shei Degel Hatorah, this motzai Shabbos Ki Sisa, February 23rd, at 8:30 pm at the Degel HaTorah Yeshiva, 113 Maple Avenue in Spring Valley. Mrs. Chaya Werner will be honored, and all are cordially invited. There is no charge. A milchig buffet will be served and raffle tickets will be sold at the door.

Cheder Chabad Auction Update

Final preparations are underway to make this the most spectacular auction yet. Our SPLIT THE POT is up to $3,600 already! Don’t miss out! Be a part of it. In addition to our raffles, our LIVE BIDDING AUCTION will be the highlight of the evening with an amazing array of prizes to suit every taste including jewelry, appliances, house wares and gift certificates. To pre-order raffles please call Baily Wolowik at 845-356-1546 or Baila Sperlin at 845-371-0440 . For more information please call Daliah at 845-689-9028 or Tovah at 845-354-6173.

Father-Son Learning Schedule Change

Beginning this motzai Shabbos Ki Sisa, father-son learning will begin at 7:45 PM (not 7:30) and will end at the regular time.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Purim Katan Farbrengen Tonight

There will be a farbrengen tonight with Rabbi Lesches in honor of Purim Katan at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek following Maariv at 9:30 PM.

Chabad of New City Lecture

Chabad of New City invites you to hear an incredible lecture by Mrs. Rafaela Segal, the deputy Mayor of the town Kidumim, Samaria. She has an amazing power-point presentation, and she will shock you on what the people living in the West Bank are going through on a daily basis. The lecture will take place on Wednesday February 27at 7:00 PM at the Chabad JCC, 315 N. Main Street in New City. The cost for entry is only $5.

K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Payments

A webpage has been created to make it easier for you to pay your membership and other pledges through credit card to K’hal Tzemach Tzedek. You can pay for either a one-time charge or recurring charges. Please visit

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Looking for a House to Rent

A family of Anash is looking to rent a 4 bedroom house that is walking distance to Tzemach Tzedek shul. Please call 845 371-7384 (home) or 845 548-8815 (cell.)

N'shei Chabad Convention Raffle

Would you like to go to the convention in Vermont for free? N’shei Chabad is once again making a raffle which will send 1 or 2 people to the convention at no cost to them. Tickets are 1 for $10 and 3 for $25. To purchase tickets please call Naomi Eisenberg at 718-404-4384 or go to Monsey Shoes (Malka Litzman) or mail a check to 6 Reeder Place, Suffern, NY 10901. Checks should be made out to N’shei Chabad. The raffle will take place in approx 2 weeks.

Ascent of Tsfat

Rabbi Mordechai Siev of Ascent Institute in Tsfat will be visiting Monsey for Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa (Feb 22-24). Recently, Ascent programs that bring the excitment of Torah and Chasiddus to soldiers in the IDF have been growing and reaching all areas of the armed forces in big numbers. For information on Ascent Institute see or or To arrange an appointment with Rabbi Siev please contact Doniel Goldfarb at

Machon Chana Seeks Alumni

Machon Chana is looking for people who have ever attended one of its programs such as the Yeshiva, Sunday classes, evening classes, Manhattan classes, summer program or YeshivaCation. The Machon Chana Alumnae Organization is compiling a directory and looking for you and your classmates. Interested in networking for shidduchim, business contacts or just staying in touch? How about receiving our newsletter, helping plan or getting an invite to the Gimmel Tamuz conference, upcoming classes and programs? Just send us your current address and e-mail to or call Chaya Rochel at 773-761-6331.

Cheder Chabad Goods and Services Auction

To receive an order form please email

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rashi’s Kindercamp

Every child registered by February 15th and paid in full by April 1st will be entered into a raffle for a free summer - an $800 value! (Unfortunately, this does not include lunch or swimming lessons). Anyone registering with a $100 deposit by February 15th will get free lunches - a $160 value. Please contact Rashi Kaplan at 845-664-0830 or Naomi Eisenberg at 718-404-4384 or

Summer Staff Needed:
Last summer Rashi's Kindercamp located in Wesley Hills, was a tremendous success, with 10 staff members and over 35 kids! In preparation for this coming summer Rashi's Kindercamp is still looking to hire the best talent… Counselors, Head Counselors, and Junior Counselors. Please contact Rashi Kaplan at 845-664-0830 or Naomi Eisenberg at 718-404-4384 or

Defensive Driving Course

Save 10% on your auto insurance! This Sunday, February 17, 2008, Chabad of New City is offering a one-time 6 hour course, to help you improve your driving skills. This course is approved by the New York State Safety Program, and will be held at the Chabad JCC, 315 N. Main Street, New City from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The course will be delivered by Mr. Yossi Naim, Director of the Dana Driving School & Member of the Chabad Synagogue, for only $45.00. A portion of the fee will be contributed to Chabad of Rockland. Kindly RSVP by responding to, or call Rabbi Yisroel Goldberg at 845-634-0951.

N'shei Chabad Convention Deadline

The final deadline to reserve a spot for the N'shei Chabad convention is this Thursday, February 14th. Please call Zissy at 802-658-7612 to reserve ASAP. Please note that there will be a bus going to the convention from Monsey.

Benny Friedman Concert

Chabad of New City invites all to a spectacular evening of entertainment with super rising-star-singer Benny Friedman, nephew of the famous Avraham Fried. The dinner and concert will take place on Motzai Shabbos Ki Sisa, February 23, 2008, at 8:00 PM at Chabad JCC, 315 N. Main Street in New City. A full sumptuous meal will be served. The fee is $36 per person, and $40 after Feb. 18. RSVP to 845-634-0951or

Farbrengen Tonight - Zayin Adar

There will be a farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches tonight, Tuesday, February 12th, at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek in honor of Zayin Adar the birthday and yarzeit of Moshe Rabenu. The farbrengen will take place follwoing Maariv at 9:30 PM.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Moshiach and Geulah Shiur

Rabbi Lesches’s popular monthly shiur on Moshiach and Geulah will take place this Monday evening, February 11th at 9:45 PM immediately following Maariv.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Bnos Chabad Farbrengen

There will be a farbrengen in honor of Rosh Chodesh Adar for post-high school girls this Sunday, February 10, downstairs in Tzemach Tzedek at 7:30 PM. A light dinner, with pareve and milchig options, will be served and there will be a talk with Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz, dancing and brainstorming for future post-Bnos events!

Help Needed

Looking for part-time help with my 22 month old son while I'm recuperating from surgery. He is easy, happy and fun. Mon.-Thu. 3p-6p and Fri. 12p-2p. We can be somewhat flexible with the hours if necessary. Must be warm, kind and dependable. Please call 845-578-1771 or 845-558-5402. We're paying, but it will still be a HUGE mitzvah so I can recuperate without worrying.

Apartment Needed

Looking for a 2-room apartment, small 3-room apartment, or very large 1-room apartment walking distance of theTzemach Tzedek shul. Please call 845-694-4958 or 954-253-8304 or email

Beis Chaya Mushka High School for Girls Moves into New Facility

Mazal tov to Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka High School for Girls on moving into their new home in the newly built Chabad Hebrew Academy building in New City. Thank you to our host, Rabbi Avremel Kotlarsky and the school staff for making our transition as comfortable as possible.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Mazel Tov Kleinmans!

Mazel tov to Yechiel and Malke Kleinman on the birth of a granddaughter to Shloime and Laya Kleinman of Crown Heights!

Mazel Tov Abramsons!

Mazal Tov to Shmuel and Yehudis Abramson on the engagement of their son Yisroel Meir to Shira Green of San Diego, California. The L'Chaim is this Thursday night at 8:00 PM at F.R.E.E., 1383 President in Crown Heights.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Mazel Tov Olivers!

Mazal tov to Dov and Shevy Oliver on the birth of a daughter!
Mazel tov to the grandparents Zipora and Moshe Reitman!