Thursday, December 11, 2008

Dvar Malchus

The next 2 weeks of Dvar Malchus are now available for sale at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek.

Seeking Kiddush Sponsor

If you would like to sponsor this weeks Kiddush-Farbrengen at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek please call Avraham Hayman at 845-269-1787.

RCC Hillel Center for Jewish Life Update

This past Shabbos CJL held its annual Staff and Faculty Shabbat Dinner with more than 100 participants!

This past Tuesday, in preparation for Chanukah, students were treated to a craft workshop given by Shevy Oliver where they made Menorahs, Chanukah napkin holders and some very novel dreidels.

Last Thursday two Torah learning sessions were held in the Zechus for a Refuah Shlaimah for Mrs. Shari Gershan, the sister-in-law of Yitzchok and Rachel Reissman. Twenty two men learned with members of Anash at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek. Topics included Gemora, Rambam and Chassidus followed by Maariv. The women gathered at the same time at the home of Rabbi Dov and Shevy Oliver and thoroughly enjoyed an interactive Torah class given by Mrs. Bracha Meschaninov. Please have Shari - Simcha Esther bas Chaya Pesha - in mind in your Tefilos. Click here for more on Shari may she have a complete recovery soon.

This coming Shabbos more than thirty students are taking part in a Semester Send Off Shabbaton at the home of the Olivers and K’hal Beis Menachem.

To sponsor one of the many CJL programs please call 845-659-2388.

First Time in Rockland - Chanukah Wonderland!

Chanukah Wonderland, a project of Chabad of Suffern, will open its doors to the entire community for the Chanukah season, December 21 through December 30, at 215 Route 59 (previously Hollywood Video).

Experience Chanukah through an intriguing hands-on olive press demonstration, creative crafts corner, and a hi-tech computer center. Yehuda Hamaccabi will greet the children and guide them through building menorahs and dreidles in Legoland and enjoying a meaningful movie in the Chanukah Theater.

The entire community is welcome to enjoy an awesome spectacle on Sunday, December 21, at the Chanukah Wonderland. Come and help build the largest Lego Menorah in New York from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Lighting of the Lego Menorah will follow at 5:30 PM.

Rockland Receives $1 Million Grant for Terrorism Preparedness Efforts

From MidHudson News
Rockland County has been awarded over $1 million from the State Homeland Security Program to support preparedness efforts in the event of terrorist attacks. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency provides the funding.

The Rockland County Sheriff’s Department submitted an application for funding in October.

The Sheriff’s Department, Office of Fire & Emergency Services, Health Department and EMS will utilize the funds. Twenty-five-percent of the total grant will be used by law enforcement agencies in the county.

The grant will support planning, training and exercises associated with preparedness and prevention activities in the case of a terrorist event. Funds will also cover personal protective equipment for law enforcement agencies, along with reimbursement for holding training sessions.

"The continued vigilance against terrorist attacks is a must,” said Sheriff James Kralik. “The best way to be vigilant is to work in total cooperation with all law enforcement agencies in Rockland County to ensure success."

“Preparedness is key to effective response to emergency events. We, as a county, continue to hold training sessions and drills so we are prepared in the case of any emergency situation. This grant will help us be vigilant and ready to protect our residents against any type of terrorist threat,” said County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef. “Our top priority is to keep our residents safe.”

Daily Shacharis at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek

In addition to the 7:00 AM minyan at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek and the 7:45 AM minyan at Cheder Chabad Boys, there is now an 8:00 AM daily Shacharis minyan at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek. If you are able to please join and help a chiyuv.

Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen for Men

There will be a farbrengen for men with Rabbi Lesches, in honor of Yud Tes Kislev, this Tuesday night, December 16, at 8:00 PM at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch. There will be a minyan for Maariv preceding the farbrengen at 7:45 PM.

The Meaning of Love

Coats at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek

There are many coats, hats, scarves, etc. that were left in the shul on a table in the lobby of K'hal Tzemach Tzedek. Please check to see if anything belongs to you as in a few days it will all be given away to a local charity.