Sunday, June 29, 2008

Not A Poshiter BBQ!

It has been confirmed that the special guest entertainer that will perform at the K"hal Beis Menachem BBQ is Lipa Schmeltzer! Reserve today by calling 845-216-8007.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Welcome Baitchs!

Welcome to Shloime and Shani Baitch and family on their move to our community (Spring Rock Place)!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Yeshivacation Upsate - Only Ten Days Away

Mazel Tov Simpsons!

Mazel Tov to Rabbi Binyomin and Leah Simpson on the birth of a baby boy! The shalom zachor will take place tonight at their home, 1 Cape Court.

Mazel Tov Chapleys!

Mazel Tov to Yossi and Faigy Chapley on the birth of a baby boy! The shalom zachor will take place tonight at 3 Golar Drive.

K'hal Beis Menachem BBQ

Cleaning Lady

If you are interested in sharing a very good cleaning lady for Wednesday mornings, or alternating Wednesdays, please contact Shoshana Hami at 973-722-4667.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Car Leasing

Leaseland Auto Leasing and Sales has been serving the Monsey Jewish community for over 17 years with unparalleled customer service. Please call us for all your automotive needs. We offer competitive rates on leasing and financing, courtesy cars, free pick up and drop off, trade- ins and warranties. Please contact Nachy Eisenberg at 845-426-5327 ext. 5 or nachy@leaseland.com.

A Trek with G-d

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mazel Tov Kaplans!

Mazal tov to Dovid and Chaya Kaplan on the birth of a granddaughter born to Menachem and Ruchi Kaplan!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rides to Montreal

Please use the comments section of this post to post if you are looking for a ride or have room in your car to offer a ride to and from the Lesches wedding in Montreal.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mazel Tov Marrus Family!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Levi and Devorah Leah Marrus on their new Shlichus to Columbia, South Carolina!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Chabad of Rockland 3 Tammuz Event

For the first time, the Shluchim in Rockland County are organizing a county-wide Tribute to the Rebbe, in honor of his upcoming Yartzeit. This event will take place on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, at the New JCC of Rockland, 450 West Nyack Road, in West Nyack. The guest speaker will be Rabbi Mendel Kaplan, of Chabad of Flamingo, in Northern Ontario. Rabbi Kaplan is a very charismatic speaker, who has touched audiences around the world. Dessert will be served. Admission fee is $18.

Condo Near Tzemach Tzedek For Sale

A large 3 bedroom, completely renovated condo with a private entrance that is close to Tzemach Tzedek is for sale. Condo has living room, separate dining room, new kitchen, 2 ½ baths, a laundry room with washer and dryer and lots of closet space. If you are interested or know someone who is please contact 845-222-1179 or dmfd7@aol.com.

Cheder Chabad Update

The purpose of this memorandum is to update the entire parent body of Cheder Chabad of Monsey concerning important new developments and some changes for the upcoming 5768-69 academic school year.

At the outset it should be noted that Hanhala and Administration of the Cheder are deeply committed to having a top notch Cheder in all aspects, including a superb Limudei Kodesh program and an outstanding General Studies program. We are committed to utilizing custom-created curriculum that actualize the Rebbe’s vision for chinuch, including ensuring that our precious children absorb Yiddishe and Chassidishe concepts. Further, we believe in the total education of the Jewish child. Our vision is to provide a dynamic, top notch academic program in a warm, Chassidishe atmosphere that will foster a yearning for lifelong learning, enabling each child to reach his or her true potential.

To this end, we are pleased to report the following:

Cheder Chabad Preschool
Our Preschool will utilize modern techniques for early childhood education. Activities and education in our Preschool Division will be stimulating, multi-sensory, exciting and challenging. The curriculum used in our Preschool will be reviewed by leading and recognized educators to ensure our children get the most out of these early important and formative years. We are committed to employing a high level Director of our Preschool. To that end, we are pleased to report that for the upcoming school year, Mrs. Devorah Lewis has been hired as Director of our Preschool. In the upcoming year, she will teach part-time. The rest of her time she will devote to overseeing and supervising all aspects of our Preschool. All matters relating to the Preschool including academics, testing, discipline and extracurricular activities will be overseen by her. Where appropriate, she will coordinate necessary East Ramapo School District services. Parents will be informed in their Registration materials how to contact her should they wish to discuss anything concerning their preschool age children. We note that in future years, it is our desire that the Cheder finances will permit Mrs. Lewis to be the full-time Director of our Pre-School.

Cheder Chabad Girls School
Due to the growth of our Girls School, for the upcoming year it is our preference to appoint a full-time Principal. Over the coming weeks we will be interviewing qualified candidates. In consultation with other Chabad educators, the Principal will oversee and ensure implementation of the Limudei Chodesh curriculum and have ultimate responsibility over all aspects of the School, including any necessary discipline issues and communication with parents.

Cheder Chabad Boys School
There are three major developments. First, our Boys School will be moving over the summer to the Bluefield Elementary School building at 4 Widman Court (current site of Yeshiva Darchei Noam). While this presents us with a significant increase in overhead expenses, we believe these new enlarged facilities with proper out door play areas will greatly enhance the learning experience for our boys. The second development is that Rabbi Wolowik will serve as full-time principal of the Boys School. As such, with the exception of the General Studies curriculum, Rabbi Wolowik will have ultimate responsibility over all aspects of the School. Finally, in the upcoming year, the Boys School will benefit from the assistance of three Smicha bochurim who will work on-site daily with our Boys, providing tutoring and advanced enrichment programming, extra-curricular Chabad Chassidishe programming and general assistance to Rabbi Wolowik. Special appreciation is given to Rabbi Polter and Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch for facilitating this new service to our community.

General Comments
1) For the upcoming year, we have appointed a General Studies Coordinator, Mrs. Simone Nenner. Mrs. Nenner holds Masters Degrees in Education and Special Education and has extensive experience working with the East Ramapo School District. She will be responsible for overseeing the general studies curriculum for our Girls and Boys Schools, the hiring and supervision of all general studies staff, in-service training on teaching methodology for all teaching staff and coordination of all East Ramapo School District services for eligible children. In addition, beginning next year all elementary students will participate in the New York State standardized testing.

2) Building on our successful model of utilizing qualified community volunteers (currently Rebbetzin Lesches and Mrs. Fraida Cohen) who work with children needing extra assistance with “kriah”, we will outreach to the entire Monsey Anash seeking additional volunteers to work with children in other subject areas.

3) For the upcoming year, there will be separate Student Handbooks, Calendars and Newsletters for our Preschool/Girls School and Boys School. Student Handbooks will contain the method of contacting those in charge of the respective schools and the Cheder’s Board of Directors.

4) Finally, we view the Cheder as a community school. As such we value constructive input from members of our parent body. To this end, assuming there is parental interest, we will establish three separate Parent Advisory Committees for our Preschool, Girls School and Boys School. It is our goal that these Committees will meet at least bi-monthly together with the heads of the schools, Rabbi Shusterman and at least one member of the Cheder’s Board of Directors. At these meetings, parents may discuss with the Hanhala and Administration the overall functioning of the school, suggestions for enhancements and any other general topics related to the school. Interested parents should email Rabbi Shusterman at chedermonsey@juno.com or Yisroel Schulman at chedermonsey@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sheva Brachos for the Lesches Family

A community sheva brachos is being organized in honor of Shaya and Baila Lesches, son of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Lesches. The sheva brachos will take place on Monday, July 7th at 8:00 in the evening at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek.

Everyone is invited to attend. The cost per person is $35.00. Checks can be made payable to K’hal Tzemach Tzedek and should be sent to Chana Edelkopf, 28 Fessler Drive, Spring Valley, NY 10977.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those who are not able to attend the wedding to share in this simcha.

Please reserve no later than Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 to Chana Edelkopf at emhchana@gmail.com. Please respond as soon as possible so that preparations can be made accordingly.

Bus to Shaya Lesches's Wedding

We are trying to organize a bus for the wedding of Shaya Lesches. The bus would leave in the morning on July 2nd and return right after the wedding. The cost would depend on the number of riders, between $80 and $100 per person roundtrip. We would need 30 people to charter a bus. If you are interested, please email yschulman@nylag.org no later than Tuesday, June 24th.

N'shei Chabad Gimmel Tammuz Event

Wig Sale This Sunday

Chabad Honors Rebbe's Yahrzeit with Mega Observance

By Lauren Mikalov, Rockland Jewish Reporter

All people are invited to attend a local commemoration of the world-renowned late rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson. The rebbe was the seventh and last leader of the 250-year old Chabad Lubavitch movement, which continues to thrive and grow with more than 3,300 chapters in 70 countries.

With a huge body of correspondence, written works and taped messages, Schneerson continues to remain one of the most influential Jews in the world. The 14th yahrzreit of his passing, a gala tribute marked by speakers and a special address, begins at 7 p.m. July 8 at the Rockland Jewish Community Campus, 450 West Nyack Rd. in West Nyack. Dessert will be served. Admission is $18 in advance or $20 at the door.

Scheduled as the keynote speaker is Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of Thornill, Ontario. "Even after a righteous person's passing, their influence on the physical world continues and grows," noted Rabbi Yisroel Goldberg, of the Chabad JCC of New City. "Even though their soul has ascended, it doesn't mean their connection to this world has ceased." Click here to continue.

Gimmel Tammuz Farbrengen and Siyum HaRambam

There will be be a special Farbrengen and Siyum HaRambam in honor of Gimmel Tammuz on Sunday night, July 6, at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek at 8:30 PM. All are encouraged to participate.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of righteous memory (b. 1902) passed away in the early morning hours of the 3rd of Tammuz, of the year 5754 from creation (1994).

Moving to Israel Sale - This Sunday

Yaakov and Chaya Esther Ort are moving to Israel and are have a sale at their home, 48 North Southgate Drive, this Sunday, June 22 from 12 Noon to 6:00 PM.

The following items are for sale:
QueenAnne DR Set (Seats 10), Antiques, Boys/Girls Bedroom Sets, Blond Wood Vintage Dresser and Highboy, Desks, Couch/Loveseat, Bookcases, Ping Pong Table, Electronics, Small Appliances, Housewares, Weber BBQ, and more.

2006 Dodge Charger - Dodge Charger R/T, Silver, Hemi Engine, 27,000 Miles, Leather Seats, Wood Trim, Remote Entry and Heat/AC, Premium Sound System, Factory-Installed GPS, Alarm, Asking $21,599.

2003 Honda Odyssey - Gently-Dented-But-Otherwise-Excellent Mini-Van. 66,000 Miles, Brand New Front Brakes and Rear Brakes/Rotors, Front and Rear Heat And A/C, CD W/Front & Rear Sound, Removable Third Row. Asking $10,499.

Please contact Heidi.Ort@Gmail.Com or 845-290-0304 or 914-261-3339.

A Tribute to Rabbi Markowitz

This past Sunday a there was a special lunch in Morristown in appreciation of Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz’s 18 years of dedication to the Morristown Cheder. The following is a speech that was given at the lunch by Rabbi Yossel Sirota, a student of his very first class of 5750 - his first year teaching in Morristown.

18 years ago I was sitting in a classroom with my 5 classmates, waiting for my new teacher to arrive. After a few minutes, Rabbi Markowitz walked in with his long jacket, long payos and his funny hat. We took one look at him and we all burst out laughing.

I remember thinking to myself, this guy is our new teacher, there must be some mistake, I did not expect him to last to the end of the day. And I definitely could not have imagined that 18 years later I would be standing here paying tribute to a man that had such a tremendous impact in so many stages of my life.

After a moment of laughter we looked up to see his reaction, we expected a serious angry look followed by a good yelling, after all is this the proper way to welcome a new teacher? Instead he had a huge smile on his face, he was actually laughing with us, he understood that we meant no disrespect, its just that we never expected our teacher to look like that.

His level of understanding. Love and care is what made that year one that I could never forget. My training to be a teacher did not start 4 years ago when I began teaching rather 18 years ago when I experienced first hand the role a teacher plays in a child’s life.

His caring was not limited to classroom matters but also to our personal needs. I remember a day I was pacing back and forth outside during recess, frustrated about something not related to class, he noticed came over put his hand around me and asked me what’s wrong. I shared my problem with him and he promised to help me solve it, he then pinched my cheek and told me not to worry. What exactly my problem was and how it was solved I really cant remember, what stayed with me was that I had a teacher who really cared for me.

The caring did not stop when the year was over. after leaving his class he continued to guide me and help me throughout my following years in Cheder. He did not stop caring for me even after I left Morristown to learn overseas. I remember at least one occasion talking to him over the phone and getting Chizuk in the areas that I needed it. Even in the years following when I did not speak to him as often, I knew how to reach him and that he would be there for me if I needed.

What was truly amazing is that I was not his pet receiving special treatment, I watched every student being cared for with the same love and understanding. There was no such a thing as a former student. Once he got to know you, you were his forever. And so with every year that passed he had more and more students to care for, making it a true challenge to be there for everyone of us.

As teachers it is often a struggle to have to start over every year with a new group of boys. After establishing a relationship with students we are forced to let go and make room and time for the next group. Rabbi Markowitz’s level of caring did not allow him to leave go. Till today, what gives me the most pride is to be able to say not that I was his first student but that I am his longest student. 18 years and counting.

There was another time I remember laughing at him, though this time not in his face. It was when I heard he became principal of the Cheder. And again I thought to myself, him a principal, it must be a joke, after all he can’t even yell at someone without smiling. And then it hit me. His brilliance, he actually found a way to continue caring for all his students at the same time, by becoming principal.

I looked up principal in the dictionary and he does not match any of the 15 definitions that I found. who ever heard of a principal who is loved by all children, that they would rather be with him in his office than in their own classroom. A principal that is accessible to every single student and teacher anytime anywhere for anything and everything. That’s not a principal that’s a lot more, that’s someone who really cares.

And so it is my belief that his becoming principal was just in order to be on top of each and every child’s development. Not to have to let go of even one student. Such was his level of care. I’m sure that when he became principal it was a loss to his next incoming class, since now he was not going to be exclusively theirs, but somehow everyone agreed that a man with such talent needed to be shared.

18 years and hundreds of students later, he still can not leave go of the very first student of that very first year. And once again he is forced to come up with a plan how to continue caring for all of his students, and their families. Guiding them and their children in chinuch issues specifically and life’s issues in general.Just as then he left the comfort of 1 classroom to care for his students throughout the whole Cheder, now too he leaves the comfort of 1 Cheder to continue caring for his students who live and learn throughout the world. And this time I am not laughing at him. A man with such talent still needs to be shared.

And so my message to everyone here today is this: if you’re upset about having lost a principal. Don’t be, you never really had one. And if your upset about losing a man who genuinely cares for the chinuch of your child. Don’t be, you did not lose him, he will forever care.

Drive to Toronto

I am looking to share driving to Toronto for the Shusterman wedding and return before Shabbos. If you are interested, please contact awolowik@hotmail.com or 914-960-2888.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Yeshivacation Upstate in Monsey Just 3 Weeks Away


Yeshivacation Upstate will be opening it's doors to women of all walks of life from July 7 to July 31. All women of the greater Monsey community are invited to join for a class, a day, a week, or the whole program. Topics such as Torah & Science, Taharas Hamishpacha, and Chinuch will be presented by various learned teachers including Rabbi Lesches, Rabbi Markowitz, Mrs. Wichnen and others. All classes will be held at the Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch Shul, 2 Langries Drive. For more information on rates, scheduling and other details, please visit www.YvcUpstate.com which is constantly being updated. If you would like to contribute to this program in any way, please call 917-627-2062.

Mazel Tov Litzmans!

Mazel tov to Chesky and Rochel Litzman on the birth of a baby girl! Mazel tov as well to the grandparents Mordechai and Malka Litzman.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hachnosas Orchim Opportunity

Looking for someone who can possibly host a young lady who is 30 years old with a daughter that is 5 years old, who is coming to Monsey for 3 weeks beginning this Tuesday, June 17th. If you are able to host her please contact Rabbi Sholom Korf of Chabad of Delray Beach at 561-843-6518 or rabbi@chabaddelray.com.

Siyum HaRambam Tonight

There will be a Siyum HaRambam, for those that study 3 perakim daily, tonight, at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek following Maariv which is at 9:30 PM. All are encouraged to participate.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Free Computer Monitor

Shmuel Selinger has a 15" LCD computer monitor (not a flat screen) that is in working order that he is giving away. If you would like it please cal Shmuel at 845-364-6745.

Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka Graduation

This past Wednesday evening a special event took place in New City marking the first graduation at Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka High School. The graduation was combined with the dedication of the Mrs. Leah Miriam Hayman Library.

Mr. Yeruchem Cohen emceed the event which opened with the recitation of the Rebbe's and Rebbetzin's kapitlach followed by the reading of the Rebbe's letter to high school graduates which was read and translated by Rabbi Simcha Werner. Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches then addressed those present with regard to the graduation and the dedication f the Mrs. Leah Miriam Hayman Library. Mr. Yisroel Schulman then presented the plaque which will be placed in the library to Mr. Avraham Hayman.

Rabbi Chaim D. Kagan, the menahel, spoke a few words about the positive and unique qualities of each of the graduates and Mrs. Sara M. Touger, assistant principal, presented each girl with their high school diploma along with a sefer as a gift from the hanhala. Each girl made a short and eloquent speech after receiving her diploma.

The graduating students are Shternie Cohen (Monsey), Leah Hein (Morristown), Blumie Heisler (Seattle), Ruti Kolt (Monsey) and Mushky Shusterman (Monsey). All wished the girls continued success in their future endeavors b'gashmius and b'ruchnius.

Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka High School was established two years ago and is located in the new educational complex located at the nearby Chabad of New City. The new facility provides spacious classrooms, a computer room, a science laboratory, a full gym and now a beautiful new library.

The educational mission of Beis Chaya Mushka High School of Monsey is to teach and perpetuate the values of Chabad Chassidus to high school girls possessing good middos and a deep commitment to yiddishkeit. Its students are prepared for adulthood as knowledgeable Jewish women dedicated to the highest levels of personal observance, family life, commitment to the Jewish people, and hiskashrus to the Rebbe.

Mazel Tov Eisenbergs!

Mazel tov to Shmuel Yosef and Freydie Eisenberg on the birth of a grandson to Sruly and Tovi Goldberg. The Shalom Zachor will take place tonight at the Eisenberg home, 3 Gigi Court.

Missing Kapotas

Please check to see if you mistakenly took the wrong Kapota from the coat rack in K’hal Tzemach Tzedek on the second day of Shavuos. There are 2 people whose Kapotas are missing. One is a size 44 silk and wool blend with a pull by the shoulder. Please return it to Tzvi Yaakov Klein at 845-269-7238 or Shmuel Yosef Eisenberg or bring it to the shul.

N’Shei Chabad Bookstore Update

During the weeks that Mrs. Abramowitz is away, the bookstore will be managed by Mrs. Shayna Rochel Abramowitz. Please call her at 845-578-1771. We have a full stock of cotton and wool tzitzis for children (sizes 2-18) and wool tzitzis for adults (sizes 20-28). Many new titles are now in stock including A Tzadik and his Students, Portrait of a Chossid, Rabbi, Mystic, Leader (A Biography of Reb Leivik, the Rebbe's Father), For children: Rina's Rainy Day, A Dozen Daisies for Raizy; For young adults: Stories that the Rebbe Told Us and much more!

Gymnastic and Acrobat Lessons

Amram Linkov, a member of Anash in Crown Heights and a previous Soviet Olympic Gymnast is available for private lessons in gymnastics and acrobatics for boys of all ages. This is a great way to give your son a good workout in coordination, strength and entertainment. He is also available for private parties, community shows and more.To Reach Amram Linkov please call 718-249-5004 or 347-715-2933.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Mrs. Leah Miriam Hayman A"H Library

The following are pictures of last night's library dedication at Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka High School for Girls in loving memory of Mrs. Leah Mirim Hayman A"H.

Mazel Tov Kushnirs!

Mazel tov to Dr. Shimon and Elisheva Kushnir on the engagement of their son Chaim Adam to Joy Graff of Los Angeles.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Trip to Post-Nazi Hungary

By Rabbi Chaim Zvi Ehrenreich, Rockland Jewish Reporter

Our Sages tell us and we read in the Haggadah on Passover: B'chol dor vador... In every generation one should see himself as he has gone out of Egypt.

We recently returned from an emotional visit to Hungary, accompanied by my paternal grandfather, who was born there in 1922. Rabbi Eliezer Ehrenreich is the sole survivor of a long line of prominent rabbis. Four generations of his ancestors lived, served as rabbis and were buried in Maad.

All of my grandparents are Hungarian Jewish Holocaust survivors. I was fortunate to grow up in the same house as my grandparents. "Before the war" and "after the war" were always points of references in many a conversation. My grandparents lost 90 percent of their respective families during the Shoah; their parents, siblings, nephews, nieces, uncles, aunts, and cousins. As a young child, I always wondered why there were so many yahrtzeits on the same day. Later on, I learned that they were memorial days for those who perished - because the real dates of their deaths were not known. My grandmother, an Auschwitz survivor, who passed away in 1998, had numbers on her forearm. I vividly recall the stories I was told. The stories of trials and tribulation and those miracles and triumph.

Continue here.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Tzemach Tzedek Children's Program

In appreciation of the hard work and dedication that Jessica Messing and Chaya Kroll have put into the children’s program at Tzemach Tzedek an end-of-the-year gift is being purchased for them. If your children participate in the program please mail a $10 check to Shternie Litzman, 6 Kakiat Lane, Spring Valley, NY 10977. Please mail it before June 13th. Thank you.

Shalom Zachor and Bris

Rabbi and Mrs. Mendel Polter will be making a Shalom Zachor tonight in honor of their newborn son at their home,176 Adar Court in Monsey.

The Bris will take place this Sunday morning at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek. Davening will begin at 6:45 AM followed by the Bris at 7:45 AM.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Returning to Torah, Part 2: The “Professor”

Seeking Hebrew School Teachers

Chabad JEC in Chestnut Ridge is seeking 2 women to be Hebrew School teachers for the coming school year, for Sunday mornings and/or Wednesday afternoons. If you are interested please call Chaya Ehrenreich at 845-352-6563 or chayalae@aol.com.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

K'hal Nusach Ari Farbrengen

K’hal Nusach Ari cordially invites you to a farbrengen this Shabbos, Parshas Naso, following davening, on the occasion of the Yom Holedes of the Mora D’Asra, Rabbi Naftoli Weinstein.

N'shei Chabad Shavuos Recipes

The following are the recipes compiled by N'shei Chabad and given out at last evening's N'shei event. Happy cooking!


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Missing Gartels

There are currently many gartels missing from Rabbi Shusterman’s gartel gmach at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek. If you have borrowed a gartel and mistakenly forgot to return it, please do so ASAP so that there are gartels available for others.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Exchanged Tallis at Tzemach Tzedek

Following davening on shabbos parshas Bechukosai, Moshe Reitman placed his tallis on the top left hat shelf in the men’s coat area. On Sunday morning he found a smaller, but similar tallis in its place. If there is a shul member or guest who thinks he shrank, or his tallis grew, please call Moshe Reitman at 917-301-5537.

K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Shavuos Schedule

Sunday - 5 Sivan / May 8 - Erev Shavous:
Shacharis 1: 8:00 AM
Shacharis 2: 9:00 AM
Licht Benching: 8:09 PM
Mincha: 8:15 PM
Shiur in Likutei Torah:
Maariv:
After Seudos Yom Tov: All are encouraged to come to shul for Tikun Leil Shavous. Refreshments will be served and there will be a number of shiurim given throughout the night.

Monday - 6 Sivan / May 9 - 1st Day of Shavous:
Mikvah at Alos Hashachar / Dawn: 3:34 AM
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Aseres Hadibros: Approximately 11:15 AM
Mincha: 8:15 PM
Licht Benching (from an existing flame):Not before 9:19 PM
Shiur in Likutei Torah:
Maariv:

Tuesday - 7 Sivan / May 10 - 2nd Day of Shavous:
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Yizkor: Approximately 11:45 AM
Shiur on Halacha: 7:30 PM
Mincha: 8:15 PM
Seder Niggunim:
Maariv:

Best wishes to you and your family for a good Yom Tov!

Bear in Monsey Yesterday

By Ben Rubin, The Journal News, June 2, 2008

Hundreds of people - mostly local kids - jammed Remsen Avenue yesterday, clamoring to get a glimpse of a small black bear stuck up a tree. The crowd kept growing as emergency workers waited for the state Department of Environmental Conservation to show up, tranquilize the bear and take it away.

There were emergency workers from the county Sheriff's Department, state police, Ramapo Police Department officers and Chaverim of Rockland, a local assistance service, all trying to quell a swelling crowd looking on in amazement.

The Journal News

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Mazel Tov Polters!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Mendel and Dina Polter on the birth of a baby boy! Mazel tov to the grandparents Rabbi Simcha and Chaya Werner.

Mazel Tov Jordans!

Mazel tov to Daniel and Chaya Jordan on the birth of a baby girl!

Mazel Tov Haymans - L'chaim Today!

Mazel tov to Daniel (Gug) Hayman of Los Angeles (formerly Sydney), brother of Avraham Hayman, on his engagement to Malka Oginskis of West Hartford, CT!

Their l'chayim will take place today, Sunday, June 1, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the home of Avraham and Devorah Hayman, 10 Langeries Drive.

Dvar Malchus

Since there has been difficulty in obtaining the weekly Dvar Malchus publication from Eretz Yisroel they are now being printed in the United States and sold for $1. They are available for purchase at K’hal Tzemech Tzedek on Sundays. Alternatively, you can print part of or the entire Dvar Malchus by clicking here.

Tichel Sale

Rivka Taubenfligel is hosting a tichel sale this Monday night, June 2, from 7:45 until 10:00 PM at her home, 111 Edison Court, Apartment A. There will be a large selection of Israeli tichels including pre-tied. In addition, Maria from Hair Rage will be showcasing her new line of sheitels, hats, bags and jewelry. For more information please call 845-371-2138.