Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hebrew School Teacher Needed

Chabad JEC of Chestnut Ridge, just an eight-minute drive from Monsey, seeks a teacher for our Hebrew School for Sunday mornings. Have energy and enthusiasm? You can make a difference! Rewarding opportunity with great pay, physically and spiritually. Please call Chaya Ehrenreich at 845-352-6563 or 845-642-0109 for more information.

Tzemach Tzedek Elections - Statements of Interest

The following are the Statements of Interest from those running for the Board of Directors:

Yitzchok Abramowitz
This is a notice of intent to run for re-election as Recording Secretary of K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey. I offer to serve on the Building Committee as well as the Membership Committee. (or any other Committee that the President or Board feels that I can be of help) My main purpose for doing so is seeing through the necessary expansion of our Shul. This includes the main Shul , the kiddush room, adding a new classroom for children's activities (or adult education) and a proper office for Rabbi Lesches.

Doniel Goldfarb
Why I want to run for a Board position?
I want to continue to represent the shul members by serving on the board.
What I hope to accomplish as a member of the Board?
I will continue to work on the mikvah committee; I also am currently working on some possible ways to raise additional funds and/or save money for the shul. I hope for these to bear fruit in the coming year.

I agree to serve as the Chair of at least one standing committee of the Shul and to donate an average of 8 hours per month to the Shul.

Avraham Hayman
Why I want to run for a Board position?
In the past 11 years, I have expended a major amount of time, effort and donations to help the Shul be a Makom Kadosh and an inviting place to daven, learn and Farbreng. I hope to continue these efforts in the future.

What I hope to accomplish as a member of the Board?
To again help the Shul run smoothly, help grow the Shul, and make the Shul the center of Lubavitch in Monsey.

I agree to serve as the Chair of at least one standing committee of the Shul and to donate an average of 8 hours per month to the Shul.

Shimon Kroll
Why I want to run for a Board position?
To play a role of service to the community as a gabbai sheini and be in a position of influence in order to help others.
What I hope to accomplish as a member of the Board?
Through the shiur I give each morning and its preparation and the time acting as gabbai.

Mordechai Litzman
Why I want to run for a Board position?
I have been on the board of Tzemach Tzedek from its very inception over 20 years ago.. I feel that I can contribute to the growth and the spirit of the Shul. Since I am there several hours every single day I am familiar with most aspects of the Shul, and I am doing my best to help out in many ways, especially encouraging people to attend shiurim, and I also lending a hand with the physical needs of the Shul and the Mikvah.

What I hope to accomplish as a member of the Board?
Greater attendance at davvening and shiurim, and trying to strengthen the Shul to grow bigger and better B’Gashmius and B’Ruchnius together with Rabbi Lesches and the Shul board; participating in the coming expansion of the Shul.

I agree to serve as the Chair of at least one standing committee of the Shul and to donate an average of 8 hours per month to the Shul. I wish to continue to serve as Gabbai Tzedaka on the Tzedaka Committee as well as being the Corresponding Treasurer. Also doing the financial bookkeeping for the Sefer Torah project as well as helping on the Mikvah Committee.

Tzadok Leib Messing
Why I want to run:
As treasurer for about 10 years, I have the experience to continue to make improvements in our growing community.

What I hope to accomplish:
To continue to streamline the accounting function and work on new Educational Foundation.

Dovid Novack
Why I want to run for a Board position?
To continue to assist the growth and needs of the community.

What I hope to accomplish as a member of the Board?
IY”H to help with the expansion of the Shul building, assist the continued growth of the Anash community, and address the concerns and the desires of the members.

I agree to serve as the Chair of at least one standing committee of the Shul and to donate an average of 8 hours per month to the Shul.

Moshe Reitman
Why I want to run for a Board position?
Someone has to and I have been around for a while

What I hope to accomplish as a member of the Board?
What is best for the community.

I agree to serve as the Chair of at least one standing committee of the Shul and to donate an average of 8 hours per month to the Shul.

Tzvi Yitzchok (Hershel) Rosenbluh
Why I want to run for a Board position?
I have been asked by the current Gabbai, Reb Zalman Leib Markowitz to run for the position of Gabbai Rishon due to his constant absence on Shabbosim. Rabbi Markowitz travels abroad very often and cannot fulfill his Gabbaic duties.

What I hope to accomplish as a member of the Board?
I hope to carry out the duties of Gabbai honestly and faithfully, ensuring a fair and accurate Aliyah and Chazan system.

I agree to serve as the Chair of at least one standing committee of the Shul and to donate an average of 8 hours per month to the Shul.

Yisroel Schulman
Why I want to run for a Board position?
I want to continue to work with our esteemed Rav, the Gabbayim and other members of the Board to grow our Shul in ruchniyos and gashmiyos. I believe I possess the necessary skill sets to further the goals of the Shul, which I believe is the central Chabad organization in the Monsey area.

What I hope to accomplish as a member of the Board?
Last year, I set the following goals: 1) confirm and codify a long-term relationship with our Rav; 2) ensure that all Board members share in the responsibilities and tasks necessary for the Shul to operate b’ruchniyos u b’gashmiyos; 3) enlist the help and participation of Shul members on Shul projects; 4) establish a vibrant N’shei (women’s group) for the Shul; and 5) oversee the completion of the downstairs; and 5).

By way of reflection, I am pleased that in the past year: 1) we confirmed a long term relationship with our Rav; 2) all current Shul Board members actively share in the management of our Shul and participate on or more committees; and 3) a greater number of Shul members are involved with Shul projects. While significant progress has been made involving the N’shei of our Shul (e.g., the new Mechitza, Women’s Shabbos Farbrengen) I am hopeful that this year our Shul will benefit from even greater N’shei involvement. I am also hopeful that the Rav’s new downstairs office classroom and the kitchen renovations will be completed in time for Yom Tov.

I agree to serve as the Chair of at least one standing committee of the Shul and to donate a minimum of 8 hours per month to the Shul.

Zvi Webb
Why I want to run for a Board position?
I would like to continue to serve in furthering both the gashmius and ruchnius growth of our community. Now that we have accomplished the hiring of our esteemed Rav Lesches, Shlita, we have seen tremendous growth in both quantity and quality of our members and activities. Under Rav Lesches’s able leadership, I would like to continue in the capacity of Trustee, assisting our President along with other board members in formulating shul policies, building expansion plans, etc.

I am also interested in officially becoming Gabbai shlishi, a function which I took on last year at the suggestion of Rav Lesches. I understand that there is no official position of Gabbai shlishi at the moment, but since our shul is growing so fast, it seems to me (and both Gabbais Rishon and Sheini agree), that now is the time to create an official Gabbai shlishi position. If we can vote on that item at this meeting, I think that will help ease the burden of the other gabboim and make things run more efficiently. I would also like to publicly thank Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz and Reb Shimon Kroll, for helping me learn the ropes of the gabbai’s responsibilities. I intend to improve my skills in this position with everyone’s help and constructive criticism.

As I have previous commitment to be in PA on September 7, I will not be able to physically attend the General Membership meeting.

I am willing to continue to donate a minimum of 8 hours per month to the shul. I am willing to continue as chairman of the Welcoming committee, making sure new members receive welcome baskets and get on the shul mailing list and receive a warm welcome and encouragement to get involved in shul activities. I am also willing to get involved with the Chevra Kaddisha, as I have had prior experience with that.

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