Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Baking Challah This Week?

A group of women in the community are baking challah this week as a segula for someone. If you bake your own challah, please call Ilanit Borbely at 845-290-9884 or 845-300-0999 to participate in this great mitzvah of ahavas yisroel.

Pirkei Avos Shiur for Women

Beginning this Shabbos Parshas Kedoshim through the month of Elul Rabbi Lesches will give a Pirkei Avos shiur for women every Shabbos afternoon from 5:30 to 6:30 PM
at the home of Mrs.Yehudis Abramowitz, 6 Zabriskie Terrace.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mazel Tov Abramowitzs!

Mazel tov to Yitzchok and Yehudis Abramowitz on the birth of a grandson born to Rabbi and Mrs. Yisroel Goldbaum of Ottawa, Canada and on the birth of a great grandson born to Menachem Mendel and Avigayil Warburg of Tzfas, Israel.

Mazal Tov Sirotas!

Mazal tov to Yossel and Devorah Leah Sirota on the birth a baby boy!

The Shalom Zachor will take place this Friday night at their home, 9 Fawn Hill Drive in South Monsey.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Moshiach Seuda

A grand Moshiach Seuda for men will take place at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek on Sunday, Acharon Shel Pesach, following Mincha which is at 5:30 PM. All are encouraged to participate and bring a friend.

A special Moshiach Seuda for women will take place at 6:00 PM at the home of Mrs. Karen Schild, 27 Fessler Drive, featuring special visiting guest speaker
Mrs. Zipporah Oliver of Melbourne, Australia who is a renowned orator, psychologist and recipient of Australia's highest civilian medal from Queen Elizabeth II.

Please bring matzah, wine and grape juice.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Eli Siklos Upshern - Friday

Gavriel and Brocha Siklos invite you to celebrate the Upshern of their son Eli on Friday, April 18th, at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek at 9:30 AM.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tzivos Hashem Rally - Monsey Section

There will be a Tzivos Hashem Rally on Wednesday at 10:00 AM right in front of 770, with over two thousand children in attendance. A section for children from Monsey has been designated. If you would like to reserve chairs for your children please; A) call 718-778-0804 on Tuesday before 4:30 PM and notify the one in charge of the amount of boys and girls that will attend, B) show up in front of 770 at approximately 9:50 AM C) bring along $2.50 per child and give it to the one in charge.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Art Sale

In conjunction with Hillel at RCC's Jewish Heritage Week there is a stunning 10 day exhibition of the art of Michoel Muchnik one of the Jewish world’s foremost artists. Muchnik's lithographs, giclee's, originals and unique clay mosaics are up for display and sale. These pieces are replete with Jewish and Chasidic symbolism and are full of joy, color and detail.

Enhance your home with a beautiful expression of Judaism, a perfect gift for Yom Tov or any other occassion.

Viewing hours are April 14th through May 1st, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the RCC Library Rotunda. For private showings or to make a purchase please contact Dov Oliver at 845-659-2388 or For more on Michoel Muchnik artwork please visit

Friday, April 11, 2008

Mazel Tov Shustermans!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Yisroel and Sarah Feige Shusterman on the engagement of their son Zevi to Mushky Ceitlin of Toronto!

The l'chaim will take place this Motzai Shabbos Metzora at 718 Empire Blvd in Crown Heights.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mazel Tov Borensteins!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Yacov and Hindy Borenstein of Poughkeepsie on the engagement of their daughter Faiga Rivka to Shmuel Shalom Serybranski of Crown Heights!

Community Chometz Burning

Chometz burning for the greater Monsey community will take place on Friday, April 18th, from 6:30 AM until 11:47 AM (the latest time to burn) at the Monsey Park & Ride next to Pathmark on Route 59 in Monsey. Please note that the burning is for bedikas chometz in paper bags only. Plastic bottles, glass bottles and aerosol cans are not permitted. Children can visit the burn site only if accompanied by a responsible adult.

K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey Pesach 5768 Schedule

Rabbi Lesches is available to sell your chometz following all weekday tefilos as well as on Motzai Shabbos and Sunday. The Rav can also be reached at 845-425-2556.

Please note that the shul children's program that is run by Chaya Kroll and Jessica Messing will take place throughout Yom Tov besides for Shabbos Erev Pesach (when shacharis begins at 7:00 AM).

Tuesday Night, 11 Nissan:
There will be a farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan, the Rebbe’s birthday, following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan. All are encouraged to participate.

Thursday, 12 Nissan:
Shacharis (siyum for bechorim): 7:00 AM
Mincha: 7:15 PM
Maariv: 8:15 PM
Bedikas Chometz:

Friday, 13 Nissan:
Shacharis: 7:00 AM
Chometz Burning: From 6:30 to 11:47 AM at the Park & Ride on Route 59 near Pathmark.
Last time to Burn Chometz: 11:47 AM
Licht Benching and Mincha: 7:22 PM
Chassidus shiur and Maariv:

Shabbos HaGadol, 14 Nissan, Parshas אחרי מות:
Shacharis: 7:00 AM
Last Time to Eat Chometz: 10:40 AM
Must Destroy Chometz By: 11:47 AM
Shabbos HaGadol Shiur / Drasha: 6:15 PM (for men and women)
Mincha: 7:15 PM
Maariv: 8:20 PM
Licht Benching: After 8:25 PM

Sunday, 15 Nissan, 1st Day of Pesach:
Shacharis (includes Tefilas Tal): 10:00 AM
Mincha: 7:15 PM
Maariv - begin counting Sefiras HaOmer:
Licht Benching: After 8:26 PM

Monday, 16 Nissan—2nd Day of Pesach:
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Shiur on Inyunei Pesach: 6:30 PM
Mincha: 7:15 PM
Maariv (begin saying ותן ברכה):

Tuesday - 17 Nissan, Chol Hamoed 1:
Shacharis: 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 AM
Mincha: 7:15 PM
Maariv: 8:15 PM

Wednesday - 18 Nissan, Chol Hamoed 2:
Shacharis: 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 AM
Mincha: 7:15 PM
Maariv: 8:15 PM

Thursday - 19 Nissan, Chol Hamoed 3:
Shacharis: 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 AM
Mincha: 7:15 PM
Maariv: 8:15 PM

Friday - 20 Nissan, Chol Hamoed 4, Erev Yom Tov:
Shacharis: 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 AM
Licht Benching and Mincha: 7:29 PM
Chassidus shiur and Maariv:
שביעי של פסח Farbrengen in the shul following Seudas Yom Tov:

Shabbos Kodesh, 21 Nissan, 7th Day of Pesach:
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Kinus Torah: 6:00 PM
Mincha: 7:15 PM
Kinus Torah Continued:
Licht Benching: After 8:33 PM

Sunday , 22 Nissan, 8th Day of Pesach:
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Yizkor: Approximately 11:30 AM
Mincha: 5:30 PM
Moshiach Seudah:

Wishing you and your family a Kosher and Freilichin Pesach!

Yud Aleph Nissan Farbrengen

There will be a farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan, the Rebbe’s birthday, at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek this Tuesday night. The farbrengen will take place following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan. All are encouraged to participate.

Mivtzah Matzah - Letter from Rabbi Werner

Boruch Hashem
5 Nissan 5768

Dear Anash,

It is well known that the Rebbe made a Mivtzah Matzah. Everything the Rebbe says and does is based on the Torah. That means Hashem, through His Torah, is telling us to do this.

The kzayis of Matzah which we eat at the Pesach Seder, has a powerful effect on our emunah on which our entire connection to Hashem is based. Everything that takes place during the Chag, during Sfira and at Matan Torah (Shavuos) is only a revelation of this kzayis that we have eaten at the Seder.

This is probably one of the reasons why the Rebbe so strongly stresses that everyone should have Shmurah Matzah by the Seder. Because this has an effect on one’s entire personality and greatly strengthens the person’s attachment to Hashem. Therefore, it is imperative that we endeavor with all our kochos, to make sure every Jew, friends, relatives, neighbors or co-workers, has a kzayis Shmurah Matzah for themself and everyone at their Seder. We should also try to get them to sell their chametz. In this way we are saving them every second from transgressing two lavim.

For anyone that needs Matzah for this Mivtzah, we are able to supply him with as much as needed. You are not under any obligation to pay. There are also Pesach brochures available which have a contract for Mechiras Chametz. Please contact us at 845-356-3850.

Wishing you a Kosherin and Freilachin Pesach and that the kzayis Matzah should permeate our neshamas and establish a new and higher relationship with Hashem.


Rabbi Simcha Werner

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

N'Shei Chabad Bookstore Update

While Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz is out of town, please call Mrs. Shayna Rochel Abramowitz, 845-578-1771, for your bookstore needs. The Kol Menachem (Gutnick) Haggadah is in stock, plus many other wonderful items. Wool Tallis Katan in all sizes for men and boys, cotton and wool for boys.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Falling in Love or Climbing in Love?

By Dr. Yisroel Susskind

How hard do we have to work to find, create and maintain an ecstatic marriage? Or is the ecstasy something that comes naturally and spontaneously?

The Lubavitcher Rebbe expands on a traditional halachic distinction between Shabbat (Sabbath) and Yom Tov (i.e., Jewish holidays or festivals). Shabbat is an event that occurs without requiring man's participation. At sundown, each and every Friday night, the holiness of Shabbat enters our world, whether or not people have taken any particular action. In contrast, traditionally the start of a Yom Tov is based on a Jewish court's decision, setting the calendar for that month. Click here to continue this article.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Ride to L'chaim

If you are going traveling from Monsey to the l’chaim in Crown Heights on Sunday night and have room for 1 person please contact Michoel at 845-517-4425 or 845-553-5029.

Levaya and Shiva

Boruch Dayan HaEmes

We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of the father of Reb Shimon Kroll.

The levaya will take place tomorrow, Sunday, April 6. It will depart at 12:15 PM from Hellman Memorial Chapel, 15 State Street in Spring Valley and go to Mount Golda Cemetery, 500 Old Country Road in Huntington Station, NY for the levaya at 2:00 PM.

We are trying to make sure that there is a Minyan so please contact Reb Tzvi Webb at 845-356-4473 or 845-598-2054 ASAP if you are able to come.

R’ Shimon will be sitting Shiva at his home, 7 West Fessler Drive. Shacharis will be at 7:00 AM, Mincha at 7:00 PM and Maariv at 8:15 PM.

Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim.

Welcome Rapoports!

Welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Yechiel Rapoport on their move into our community (Woodwind Lane)!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Pesach Shiur

Rabbi Nosson Gurary will be giving his annual Pesach shiur on Tuesday, April 8th, at the home of Rabbi Michoel and Esther Hazan, 21 Deerwood Road, at 8:00 PM. Men and women are welcome.

Wine Sale to Benefit Cheder Chabad

Cheder Chabad is currently having a wine sale to benefit the school. For more information and to place an order please click here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Makarov Bar Mitzvah

Mazel tov to the Makarov family on the Bar Mitzvah of Eli which will take place this Shabbos, Parshas Tazria, at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek North, 16 Willow Tree Road. Shacharis begins at 10:00 AM and there will be a Kiddush following davening.

Mazel Tov Kleins

Mazel tov to Tzvi Yaakov and Devorah Leah Klein on the birth of a baby boy! Mazel tov to the grandparents Yehuda and Liba Klein and Mordechai and Mania Boruch.

Rabin / Bronstein Bris

Shneur Zalman and Faige Rabin and Nachman and Chavie Bronstein will be making a Bris for their newborn son and grandson this Wednesday morning at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek. Shacharis will be at 7:00 followed by the Bris at 7:45 AM.