Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monsey Community Hakhel Memorial for Kedoshim in India

There will be a Hakhel gathering for men and women, in memory of the Kedoshim who perished in India, immediately following the Shiva, next Tuesday night, December 9, at 8:00 PM at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey, 2 Langeries Drive.

The program will include divrei chizuk by the Rav of the Kehilla, Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches, a new video by JEM about Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holzberg H”YD that includes the Rebbe speaking following other tragedies, and Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz will announce some new initiatives for our community as a result of this painful event.

Maariv will follow at 9:30 PM.

All women and men are encouraged to participate.

Vsen Tal Umatar Livracha

This Thursday night, December 4, beginning with Maariv, we begin inserting a request for rain, vsen tal umatar livracha, in Shmona Esrei.

TONIGHT - "How to Talk to Your Children About Tragic Events"

In light of the recent tragic event there will be a live video conference featuring
Rabbi Mannis Friedman and Dr. Norman Blumenthal (a renown child psychologist and director of Chai Lifeline) on the topic of How to Talk to Your Children About Tragic Events, tonight, Tuesday at 8:30 PM EST at www.thejsn.com/video.html.

Statement From Jewish Federation of Rockland County

The Jewish Federation of Rockland County shares its shock and sadness in response to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. These senseless, barbaric acts of violence are absolutely appalling to all of us in the Jewish community of Rockland County. We offer our condolences to all of the victims of the Mumbai attacks and mourn this tragic and senseless loss of life. We are deeply saddened at the losses of at least five members of our worldwide Jewish community, including Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife Rivka at the Chabad Nariman House.

We offer our solidarity to the good people of India and to the Chabad community whose Mumbai Chabad house was specifically targeted. We pray for the families of all of the victims of this tragic attack that they may find comfort and consolation at this difficult time.

Once again, we are reminded that Jews worldwide are particularly targeted by terrorism, and that we must be vigilant in all efforts to root out this evil and end it forever.

Carol Blau
Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Rockland County

Ride to Hott Wedding

If you are traveling from Monsey to Crown Heights tonight, and have room for one, please call Michoel at 845-553-5029.