Friday, October 31, 2008

Moshiach-Geulah Shiur

The monthly Moshiach and Geulah shiur given by Rabbi Lesches will take place this Monday night following Maariv at 9:30 PM at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tzemach Tzedek Kiddush-Farbrengen This Shabbos

As of now there is no Kiddush-Farbrengen scheduled this Shabbos at Tzemach Tzedek due to lack of a sponsor. If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Avraham Hayman at or 845-269-1787.

Tutor Available

Are you looking for an experienced tutor for your son? Rabbi Yisroel Goldberg is now available! He is personable, and will give your child the quality attention that he needs. Rabbi Goldberg is currently tutoring in all Limudei Kodesh subjects, as well as Bar Mitzvah lessons. Contact Rabbi Goldberg today at or on his cell at 845-558-5968.

Large Condo Near Tzemach Tzedek for Sale - Rent-to-Buy Option Available

A large, 3 bedroom, completely renovated condo with a private entrance that is close to K'hal Tzemach Tzedek is for sale. Rent-to-buy option is available.

Condo has large living room/playroom, 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

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New Hempstead Spending to Decrease Under Proposed Budget

By Suzan Clarke, The Journal News
The village's overall spending would decline by about $90,000 under a 2008-09 budget presented by Mayor Lawrence Dessau.

Spending in the adopted 2007-08 budget was $948,654. The total expenditure for Dessau's proposed budget would be $859,272, a decrease of 9.4 percent. Click here to continue reading.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Weekly Yiddish Class

The weekly Wednesday night Yiddish language class by Tzvi Webb will resume tomorrow at 8:00 PM at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek.

Seeking Hebrew School Teacher

There is a Hebrew School teaching position available at the Chabad House in Sparta, New Jersey. If you are interested please contact Rabbi Shmuel Lewis at 973-726-3333 or at 973-903-4433.

CD Players & Refrigerators Needed

Cheder Chabad is in need of CD Players and Refrigerators. If you have one that you can donate please contact the Cheder at 845-356-1213 or

Heichal Menachem Hachnosas Sefer Torah

A large crowd gathered this past Sunday for a Hachnosas Sefer Torah for Heichal Menachem of Monsey. A number of prominent Rabbonim were present including Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches, the Puppa Rebbe, Rabbi Moshe Green and Rabbi Don Yoel Levy.

Show Your Support at Town Board Meeting Tonight

Please show your support for Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey by attending the Town of Ramapo Planning Board meeting tonight (Tuesday). At this meeting, the Planning Board will be asked to approve the new building for the Yeshiva on Remsen Avenue in Monsey. A strong showing of community support for the project is critical. The meeting will be held at the Ramapo Town Hall located at 237 Route 59 (across from Walmart) and will begin at 8:15 PM. The Yeshiva's case will be presented at approximately 9:00 PM.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mazel Tov Edelkopfs!

Mazel tov to Motty (Max) and Sherry Edelkopf on the engagement of their daughter Batya to Yaakov Cohen of Toronto!

The l'chaim/vort will take place this Sunday, November 2, at the Edelkopf home, 4 Suhl Lane, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Host Needed

If you live within walking distance of Elener Lane, and can host a family of 6 for Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah (November 22nd) for sleeping only, please contact Bracha Siklos at 845-231-2461.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nshei Ubnos Chabad Winter Convention

Rockland Moves to Outlaw Texting While Driving

The Journal News
Rockland may become the newest community to ban writing, reading or sending text messages via cell phones or other electronic devices while driving.

County Legislature Chairwoman Harriet Cornell recently introduced a bill that would forbid text messaging while driving in Rockland, with a few exemptions. Click here to continue article.

Orchestra Available

Sruli Weinstein and his orchestra, who played at Tzemach Tzedek’s Simchas Beis Hashoeiva, are available to play at your simcha or event. They are familiar with all genres of Jewish music and specifically with nigunei Chabad. For more information please contact 845-826-5560 or

Monday, October 20, 2008

Simchas Beis Hashoeiva Video

Thanks to Bracha Siklos for filming and producing this video.

Missing Hat

If you mistakenly took a hat yesterday, Sunday, October 19th, from K'hal Tzemach Tzedek with the letters GME in it please call 845-797-9453.
Update - hat has been returned.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Rabbi Lesches Farbrenging With Temimim in Crown Heights

Last night, Rabbi Lesches farbrenged with Temimim in Crown Heights until the wee hours of the morning. For a short video (in Hebrew) click here.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hundreds of People at Tzemach Tzedek Simchas Beis Hashoeiva

Hundreds of men, women and children from all segments of the greater Monsey community gathered at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey on the second night of Chol Hamoed for a grand Simchas Beis Hashoeiva. The hundreds of children who attend Cheder Chabad of Monsey and a number of other local schools were entertained by a magic and juggling act which was followed by hours and hours of dancing to the music of a lively five-piece band. Videos of the Rebbe were shown throughout the evening and were watched by many.

Thanks to Rabbi Avremel Wolowick and Zevi Schulman for the pictures.

Welcome Cheins!

Welcome to Aronie and Esther Chein and family on their move into our community (Louis Lane)!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sukkah Needed

Congregation Tzemach Tzedek North is looking for a Shul Sukkah. If you have an old Sukkah that you do not use and could lend it or donate it to us please call 617-223-7534 or email

Monday, October 13, 2008

N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

New Children's Book from HaChai: Around the Shabbos Table
Old Favorite: The Wind and the Sukkah
Chabad Melodies (3 CD's) by Eli Lipskar
Colel Chabad Calendar
Maamar of the Rebbe Rashab: To Know G-d - VeYadaata
Jewish Woman's Calendar
Tallis Katan: Wool - Adults and children; Cotton - children only.
And much, much more...
Available on Erev Yom Tov, Motzai Yom Tov and Chol Hamoed..
For more information please call Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249.

Dvar Malchus

The Sukkos edition as well as the next 4 weeks of Dvar Malchus is now available. They can be purchased today at the home of Avraham Hayman, at 10 Langeries Drive or on Chol HaMoed at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tzemach Tzedek Simchas Beis Hashoeiva

All are encouraged to participate and bring some friends!

Please note that the program will begin at 7:00 PM sharp. Please allow at least an extra 15 minutes for parking, walking, etc. which means that people should show up at 6:45.

For safety reasons, please do not park on Langeries Drive on the side of the street opposite the shul until after the shul driveway.

New Tzemach Tzedek Sukkah

The new Tzemach Tzedek Sukkah in its final stages of completion. A tremendous thank you goes to Moshe Reitman for arranging this for the shul.

How to Make Lulav Rings

Rena Yeta Kirshner L'chaim

The l'chaim for Rena Yeta Kirshner (who works in the Cheder Chabad Boys office) and Ahron Weisman will take place on Sunday, October 26 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at 19 Courtland Road.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mazel Tov Litzmans!

Mazel tov to Mordechai and Malka Litzman on the birth of a grandson born to Devorah and Dovid Pinson of Edmonton, Canada!

Farbrengen - Sunday Night

There will be a Farbrengen at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek with Rabbi Lesches this Sunday night, October 12, in honor of the 13th of Tishrei which is the yarzeit of the fourth Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Shmuel Schneersohn, known as the Rebbe Maharash (a Hebrew acronym for "our master Rabbi Shmuel"). The farbrengen will take place following Maariv (at 9:30 PM).

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Simchas Beis Hashoeiva Schedule

Please note that additional Simchas Beis Hashoeivos may still be added so check back on Erev Yom Tov. If you would like to host one please email ASAP.

Monday Night, First Night of Sukkos:
At the home of Binyomin Kaplan, 2 Tokay Lane.

Tuesday Night, Second Night of Sukkos:
At the home of Daniel Goldfarb, 20 Grosser Lane.
At the home of Yitzi Lipszyc, 21 Brockton Road.

Wednesday Night, First Night of Chol HaMoed:
None Scheduled

Thursday Night, Second Night of Chol HaMoed:
Community Simchas Beis Hashoeiva at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek with a children’s program and a live band!
Children’s Program: 7:00 PM
Maariv: 7:45 PM
Live Band: 8:00 PM

Friday Night, Third Night of Chol HaMoed:
At the home of Gavriel Siklos, 15 Elener Lane.
At the Wichnin home, 119 West Maple Avenue.

Motzai Shabbos Kodesh, Fourth Night of Chol HaMoed:
At the home of Yehuda Schild, 27 Fessler Drive.

Sunday Night, Hoshana Raba:
For Women - At the home of Bracha Meschaninov, 17 Crestview Terrace (back entrance) at 8:30 PM.

At K'hal Tzemach Tzedek:
Mishne Torah: 12:00 AM (Sunday night / Monday morning)
Tehillim: 1:00 AM (Sunday night / Monday morning)

Heichal Menachem Hachnosas Sefer Torah

New 8:00 Daily Shacharis Minyan at Tzemach Tzedek

In addition to the 7:00 AM daily Shacharis minyan at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek a second daily minyan is now taking place at 8:00 AM. If this is a convenient time for you please join this minyan and help a chiyuv.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Best Wishes for a Gmar Chasima Tova L'shana Tova Umesuka!

Mazel Tov Rena Kirshner!

Mazel tov to Rena Yeta Kirshner, who works in the Cheder Chabad Boys office, upon her engagement to Ahron Weisman from Bethesda, Maryland!

Seeking Host Family

A shliach living about one and a half hours from Monsey is exploring the option of sending 1 or 2 children to Cheder Chabad of Monsey. The Shliach would like to pay a family to host his child/ren during the week. They would be going home most Shabbosim. If you know anyone who is interested in helping this shliach please contact Rabbi Wolowik at 914-960-2888 or e-mail

Mincha Today at Poltorak Home

There will be a 2:00 PM Mincha minyan today, Erev Yom Kippur, at the home of Alex Poltorak, 128 West Maple Avenue.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Mazel Tov Shandlings!

Mazel tov to Yosef and Dina Shandling on the birth of a granddaughter born to Mendel and Kaila Feldman of Crown Heights!

Tishrei Guides Available for Mivtzoim

If you would like Tishrei Guides for Mivtzoim please contact Chabad of Suffern, who have printed guides specifically for this purpose, at 845-368-1889.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Polotorak Shiva

Alex Poltorak will be sitting Shiva for his father at his home, 128 West Maple Avenue. Davening times are:

Shacharis: 8:00 AM
Mincha: 6:15 PM
Maariv: 7:00 PM

Shacharis: 8:00 AM

Levaya Tomorrow

We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of the mother of Natalie (Menucha) Levine. The funeral will take place tomorrow, Tuesday morning, in Philadelphia following which Natalie will return to Eretz Yisroel where she has been spending Tishrei with her family.

Condolences may be sent via email to

Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim.

Levaya Today

We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of the father of Alex Poltorak, Reb Avraham Shamshon Kleynerman A"H. The funeral will take place today, Monday, at 4:00 PM at Montefiore Cemetery in Queens. The group will meet at the main entrance and the kevura will take place at Block 90.

Shiva will take place until Yom Kippur. Davening times will be sent shortly.

Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Daily Mincha

The daily Mincha minyan at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek is now at 6:00 PM.

Erev Yom Kippur for Women

The Mikvah at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek will be open for women on Erev Yom Kippur, Tuesday night, by appointment only from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Women must bring their own towels. The fee is $10. Please bring exact change or a check made payable to Congregation Tzemach Tzedek. Please be punctual, in order to accommodate as many women as possible. To schedule an appointment, please call Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249 (cell) or 845-356-1213 (Cheder) or 845-352-2736 (home) to make an appointment. For any additional information or questions, contact Shoshana Hami at 973-722-4667.

Tallis Taken

If you mistakenly took a brand new neatly folded tallis, this past Shabbos, that was in the coatroom on the center rack above the coats in K'hal Tzemach Tzedek, please contact Levi Marmulszteyn at 845-362-3612.

Kapparos at Cheder Chabad Today

Town Aims to Ease Maple Ave. Congestion

By James Walsh, The Journal News
A rebuilding of one of the busiest traffic spots in Ramapo is likely to be completed by spring or early summer.

Known around Town Hall as the Maple Avenue Reconstruction Project, the plan aims to address traffic congestion, and at times competition, between drivers and pedestrians.

The area, because of its largely ultra-Orthodox Jewish population, is by its nature a walking community. People walk to local yeshivas and synagogues. They walk to shops along routes 306 and 59.

Many residents also drive, joining motorists from other locales at what's essentially a crossroads to New Jersey, Spring Valley and western Ramapo. Continue article here.

K'hal Tzemach Tzedek’s New Sukkah

Following the tremendous growth of our community K’hal Tzemach Tzedek just purchased a massive new Sukkah that is more than 3 times the size of the old one! If you would like to help sponsor the Sukkah please email

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Babysitters Available

The following are Lubavitch high school age girls in Monsey that are available for babysitting:

Chaya Mushka Piekarski - 203-859-1588
Shaina Silberstein - 607-227-2305
Devorah Bennish - 248-933-4465
Menucha Bindell - 518-339-6615
Hadassah Silberstein - 607-227-2442
Doba Edelman - 413-426-6175
Tzippy Rivkin - 813-532-5488
Tova Green - 443-615-9472

Friday, October 3, 2008

N'shei Chabad of Crown Heights Vov Tishrei Event

N'shei Chabad of Crown Heights is having a Vov Tishrei Farbrengen for women and girls in honor of Rebbetzin Chana's yahrzeit on Sunday night, October 5, at 8:00 PM in Oholei Menachem in Crown Heights. The chairperson is Mrs. Shaindel Teichtel, principal of Bais Rivka in Crown Heights. The program features speaker, Leah Abraham, singer Chana Leah Nunes, and special guest speaker, Mrs. Rochel Hendel of Tzfas, Israel. Suggested donation is $10.

If you can't attend, you can listen by phone. Call 712-580-0600. Access code: 979084#

Erev Rosh Hashana Panim at Cheder Chabad

On the Sunday before Erev Rosh Hashana, the Talmidim of the Cheder were treated to a heavy dose of Chassidishkeit. They were briefed on the importance of connecting with the Rebbe before Rosh Hashana, they were taught a niggun (Oh Rebbe), they watched a video of the Rebbe and then finished the program with writing Panim. The event was arranged and coordinated by the Yeshiva Shluchim to the Cheder. Special thanks to Yisroel Silverstein for emceeing the program.

Annual Chicken Ritual Starts in Monsey

By Jane Lerner, The Journal News
Many Jewish residents will gather in a school parking lot this week to take part in an annual ritual that dates at least to 800 A.D.

The kapparot ceremony, in which a chicken is held over a person's head and moved in a circle three times before the bird is slaughtered, is for many an integral and deeply moving part of the introspection that takes place in the days before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

The ceremony was first mentioned in Jewish writings as early as 800 A.D.

The controversy over the ritual also is old. As early as the 1400s, Jewish authorities opposed the ceremony, maintaining that it was a pagan rite that had mistakenly made its way into Jewish custom. Click here to continue article.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Moshiach-Geulah Shiur

The monthly Moshiach & Geulah shiur by Rabbi Lesches will take place this Monday night, October 6, following the 9:30 Maariv minyan at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek.

Vov Tishrei Farbrengen

There will be a farbrengen in honor of Vov Tishrei this Sunday night, October 5th, with Rabbi Lesches at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek following Maariv at 9:30 PM.

Vov Tishrei is the Yarzeit of the Rebbe's mother, Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson. For a biography of Rebbetzin Chana click here.

Torah Businessman

Rockland County Taxes Likely to Increase

By Laura Incalcaterra, The Journal News
Buyouts and the bailout could determine whether Rockland County property owners have to dig significantly deeper into their pockets to pay their 2009 county tax bills.

Even with beefed-up cost-saving measures already in place to address the struggling economy, elected officials said yesterday that 2009 would mean an increase in property taxes.

"We're going to have to turn to the public and everybody is going to have to take a hit," County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef said. Click here to continue article.

Chabad of Suffern Puts Focus on Fun

By Ben Rubin, The Journal News
In front of an excited group of 22 elementary school children, Rabbi Moshe Grossbaum theatrically revealed a Texas longhorn's horn from a slender cardboard box.

He then pulled out a deer horn, a long spiralling ram horn, an antelope horn and other big and very small horns during a lesson on what a shofar can and cannot be made of.

In an effort to counter the traditional belief that nobody actually enjoys Hebrew school, Rabbi Shmuel Gancz and his wife, Devorah, sought to put a twist on the traditional model with the Chabad of Suffern's newly created Hebrew school.

"For too many kids growing up in America, Hebrew school is their only Jewish experience," Shmuel Gancz said. Click here to continue article.

Mazel Tov Kotlarskys!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Avremel and Chany Kotlarsky, Shluchim in New City, on the birth of twin granddaughters to Avi and Mina Richhler of New Jersey!