Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Night Kollel Opening

A spot in Rabbi Werner’s Night Kollel has recently become available. This program gives the opportunity to learn privately with a Yeshiva Rebbi. The program takes place 4 nights a week, Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM. Participants are paid $200 a month and must commit to the program for one year. Space is limited, so please call Rabbi Simcha Werner at 845-356-3850.

Seeking Ride

Looking for a ride for 1 or 2 thirteen year old boys, this Friday, from Crown Heights or the Ohel to Monsey. If you or someone you know has room, please call Chany Kotlarsky at 845-641-1312.

9:30 Shacharis Minyan at Tzemach Tzedek

From now through the end of Bein Hazmanim there will be a daily 9:30 AM weekday minyan at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek in addition to the 7:00 and 8:00 minyanim.

N'shei Chabad Bookstore - Only 8 Days Until Pesach!

The N'shei Chabad Bookstore has a great selection of Haggadahs, Birkas HaChamah Booklets, Tzitzis for Adults and Children, Siddurim, Spice and Spirit Pesach Cookbook, Out of Egypt DVD, Children's Books and much more.

It's always best to call 845-558-8249 before you come.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cheder Chabad Science Fair

By Mrs. Chaya Webb
I was asked by Mrs Shusterman to be one of several people from the community to be a judge for the Cheder Chabad student science fair. One can only imagine my enthusiasm at the prospect of doing this Thursday night less than two weeks before Pesach, but in retroscpect that is just what I feel.

All the girls were delightful and the projects were amazing. All the students were standing proudly by their displays. Only grades 5,6, and 8 were judged by us.

The girls I spoke to were excited and fluent as each described what she was demonstrating and what had been learned from the experience. Many worked in pairs, and it was obvious that they were really partners in the project. Each expressed hakaras hatov for the encouragement received from Mr Bloch, their teacher, as well as to others who had helped.

From sight influencing taste, isolating iron in cereal, to how ice melts and much much more, it was wonderful to experience the excitement the students and their projects generated in the room. All the judges agreed that this was a very impressive evening.

Free Washing Machine

Please call 845-364-4185 if you or someone you know is interested in a free fully functioning under-the-counter Kenmore washing machine.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bes Nissan Farbrengen Tonight

There will be a farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek following Maariv tonight, Thursday, in honor of Bes Nissan, the Yarzeit of the Rebbe Rashab.

Kosher Meditation

Birchas HaChama with the Rebbe (1981)





To purchase the new Birchas HaChama video from JEM click here.

Mazel Tov Levines!

Mazel tov to Binyamin (Ben) and Menucha (Natalie) Levine on the engagement of their daughter Ita to Shaul Levine!

Chabad of Suffern Six-Week JLI Course a Big Hit

For the last six Wednesdays, Chabad of Suffern had the pleasure of presenting the JLI course, You Be the Judge II.
Real cases that were brought before Beit Din were deliberated civilly, in our courtroom setting at Ramapo Town Court, by State Supreme Court Justices, County and City Judges, as well as a District Attorney, while our esteemed Rabbis Ganczs presented the Jewish Law.

The success of this course was proven by the number of participants who eagerly signed up for the classes. Over 80 of them were attorneys, the majority of those Jewish. As the result of the involvement of so many Jewish attorneys, we are now looking at the possibility of establishing a Jewish Legal Society.

None of this would have been possible had it not been for the kindness and generosity of Dr. Alex Poltorak. In the merit of his father, Judge Reb Avraham Shamshon Kleynerman A"H., Mr. Poltorak graciously provided the funding for Chabad of Suffern to offer this JLI course. Dr. Poltorak’s father, Judge Kleynerman would be especially moved by this event as in Judge Kleynerman’s world, living in Russia, he would never have had the opportunity to combine the learning of Torah Law and Civil Law. Thanks to his son, Alex, in Judge Kleynerman’s merit, he has been a vital part in making this all possible for so many.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe said years ago that we would see this very thing happening in the Soviet Union, where Civil Law and Jewish Law would in fact be deliberated together. We have been fortunate in having seen it happening in our own midst.

We would like to thank Yisroel Schulman for all of the time and energy he invested in this program. His advice was invaluable and organizing the program for attorneys could not have been accomplished without him.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Kiddush at Tzemach Tzedek

If you would like to have the zechus of sponsoring or co-sponsoring the Kiddush-Farbrengen this Shabbos Parshas Vayikra at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek please email yschulman@nylag.org.

MBCM Production "Embers" Now Available on DVD

The Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka production "Embers" is now available on DVD. The double DVD set can be purchased by calling Mrs. Sara Michal Touger at 845-426-0487.

Package from Monsey to CH

If you are going to Crown Heights some time soon, a Shlucha needs somebody to bring a package to her from Monsey that someone has donated for their Chabad House. She needs the package ASAP. If you can help, please contact Devorah Hayman at 845-371-2433.

Cheder Chabad’s First Science Fair

Please join us this Thursday evening at 7:30 PM for Cheder Chabad’s first Science Fair. After much research, hypothesizing and experimenting, our students are ready to exhibit their work. Your presence will enhance the girls’ experience by showing your support and interest in their efforts.

The Science Fair will take place at the Cheder Chabad Girls School, 246 North Main Street.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Larkin Vort

Chona and Shulamis Larkin invite you to the vort of their daughter Shaina and Eliezer Braun of Queens this Sunday night, March 29, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Young Israel of Hillcrest, 169-07 Jewel Avenue in Hillcrest (Queens).

Pre-Pesach Shopping Party

Join a Pre-Pesach shopping party this Sunday. March 29th from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at apartment 111A in Victoria Gardens (first entrance into the parking lot on Jill Lane). The following items are for sale:

- Israeli Tichels
- Kosher Swimsuits
- Easy On Jewelry
- Headbands by Faigie
- Shaitels by Maria of Hair Rage starting at $600.00 and up

For more information please call Rivky at 845-371-2138.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Mazel Tov Larkins!

Mazal tov to Chona and Shulamis Larkin on the engagement of their daughter Shaina to Eliezer Braun of Queens! The l'chaim will take place tonight, Thursday, at the Larkin home, 8 Timothy Court, at 9:00 PM.

Matzoh Available for Mivtzoim

Rabbi Simcha Werner is happy to announce that Matzoh is available for Mivtzoim. If any of Anash would like to fulfill the Rebbe's Mivtzah Matzoh and need Matzoh please contact Rabbi Werner at 845-356-3850. There is a limited amount available for Anash to distribute to their neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances so please call as soon as possible to ensure you receive the amount you need.

Leaving the Synagogue

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Birchas HaChamah - Blessing of the Sun

Birthday Farbrengen

Mayer Duvid Hanson will be making a farbrengen in honor of his birthday this Sunday night, March 22, at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek, following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan.

Chanukas HaBayis Farbrengen

Tzvi Jacobs invites all to a Chanukas HaBayis Farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches this Motzai Shabbos Vayakhel-Pikudei at 9:00 PM at his home, 16 Glenbrook Road.

This Motzai Shabbos - K'hal Nusach Ari Melave Malka

K'hal Nusach Ari, under the leadership of Rabbi Naftoli Weinstein, will be holding its annual Melave Malka this Motzai Shabbos Parshas Vayakhel-Pikudei, March 21, at 9:00 PM at the shul, 485 Viola Road.

Pesach Mivtzoim Opportunity

There are some 50 people in need of a Seder in the Monsey area. We are looking for Anash that can help ensure that they have one. Whether it be cooking or leading the Seder any help would be appreciated. If you can help please contact Chabad of Suffern at 845-368-1889 or email info@JewishSuffern.com.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Letter From Yisroel Schulman

Dear Friends,

As the chair of our three educational institutions (Cheder Chabad, Yeshivas Menachem Mendel and Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka), I wish to publically thank Avraham Hayman for his extreme generosity in launching the Matching and Double Matching Campaigns.

In the past 48 hours, over $250,000 has been raised. While impressive, much more money still needs to be raised to ensure the survival of the institutions.

On behalf of the three mosdos, yasher koach to everyone that participated until now. Due to the great response, the matching fund programs will end today (midnight tonight) for the Yeshiva and Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka.

The programs will continue for Cheder Chabad until this Shabbos. If you wish to make a pledge to the Yeshiva, please do so today by emailing ymmlofmonsey@gmail.com.

If you wish to make a pledge to Monsey Bais Chaya Mushka, please do so today by emailing cdkagan@aol.com.

If you wish to make a pledge to the Cheder, please do so this week by emailing gsandler@chedermonsey.org.

Again, our deepest appreciation to Avraham and to all of the participants.

Regards,
Yisroel Schulman

K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Pesach 5769 Schedule

Rabbi Lesches is available to sell your chometz following all weekday tefilos. The Rav can also be reached at 845-659-1060.

Please note that the shul children's program will take place throughout Yom Tov (without snacks).

Shabbos HaGadol - April 3-4, 10 Nissan, Parshas Tzav:
Licht Benching and Mincha: 7:04 PM
Shacharis: 9:30 AM
Shabbos HaGadol Shiur / Drasha: 6:00 PM (for men and women)
Mincha: 7:00 PM
Maariv: 8:07 PM
Shabbos Ends: 8:07 PM

Yud Aleph Nissan - Sunday, April 5, 11 Nissan:
There will be a farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan, the Rebbe’s birthday, following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan.

Yud Gimmel Nissan - Monday Night, April 6, 13 Nissan:
There will be a farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan in honor of Yud Gimmel Nissan, the Yarzeit of the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Tzemach Tzedek, in 1866.

Bedikas Chometz - Tuesday, April 7, 13 Nissan:
Maariv: 8:10 PM
Bedikas Chometz

Erev Pesach - Wednesday, April 8, 14 Nissan:
Shacharis: 7:00 AM (siyum for Bechorim)
There will be a public Birchas HaChamah ceremony at the shul for men, women and children at 8:30 AM.
Last Time to Eat Chometz: 10:48 AM
Last Time to Burn Chometz: 11:53 AM
Chometz Burning: From 6:30 to 11:45 AM at the Park & Ride on Route 59 and at Memorial Park in Spring Valley.
Eruv Tavshilin
Licht Benching and Mincha: 7:10 PM
Chassidus Shiur
Maariv: 8:10 PM

1st Day of Pesach - Thursday, April 9, 15 Nissan:
Shacharis: 10:00 AM (includes Tefilas Tal)
Mincha: 7:10 PM
Maariv: 8:10 PM (begin counting Sefiras HaOmer)
Licht Benching: After 8:11 PM

2nd Day of Pesach - Friday, April 10, 16 Nissan:
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Licht Benching & Mincha: 7:12 PM
Chassidus Shiur
Maariv: 8:00 PM

Chol HaMoed 1, Shabbos Kodesh, April 11, 17 Nissan:
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Kinus Torah: 6:00 PM
Mincha: 7:00 PM
Kinus Torah Continued
Maariv: 8:15 PM (begin saying ותן ברכה)
Shabbos Ends: 8:15 PM

Chol HaMoed 2 - Sunday, April 12, 18 Nissan:
Shacharis: 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 10:30 AM
Mincha: 7:10PM
Maariv: 8:15 PM
Farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches in honor of the day of the Rebbe’s Bris (in 1902) and in honor of the birthday of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (in 1878).

Chol HaMoed 3 - Monday, April 13, 19 Nissan:
Shacharis: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 10:30 AM
Mincha: 7:10 PM
Maariv: 8:15 PM

Chol HaMoed 4 - Erev Yom Tov, Tuesday, April 14, 20 Nissan:
Shacharis: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 10:30 AM
Licht Benching and Mincha: 7:16 PM
Chassidus Shiur
Maariv: 8:15 PM
שביעי של פסח learning and farbrengen in the shul following Seudas Yom Tov

7th Day of Pesach - Wednesday, April 15, 21 Nissan:
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Mincha: 7:15 PM
Chassidus Shiur
Maariv: 8:18 PM
Licht Benching: After 8:18 PM

8th Day of Pesach - Thursday , April 16, 22 Nissan:
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Yizkor: Approximately 11:30 AM
Mincha: 5:30 PM
Moshiach Seudah
Maariv: 8:18 PM
Yom Tov Ends: 8:18 PM

Shabbos Mevorchim- April 17-18, 24 Nissan, Parshas Shmini:
Licht Benching and Mincha: 7:19 PM
Tehillim: 8:30 AM
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Women's Pirkei Avos Shiur: 5:30 PM at the Abramowitz home, 6 Zabriskie Terrace.
Mincha: 7:10 PM
Maariv: 8:19 PM
Shabbos Ends: 8:22 PM

Wishing you and your family a Kosher and Freilichin Pesach!

Birchas HaChamah in Monsey

K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey will be holding a Birchas HaChamah ceremony on Erev Pesach, Wednesday, April 8, at 8:30 AM at 2 Langeries Drive for men, women and children.

For more on this monumental occasion click here.

A complete Pesach schedule will be posted shortly.

N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

N'shei Chabad Bookstore is ready! Are you? Come and visit the newly expanded venue!
Large selection of Haggadahs, including the new Kol Menachem Haggadah in Nusach Ari and Nusach Ashkenaz.
Birkas Hachamah Booklet: Nusach Chabad with the Rebbe's commentaries
Birkas Hachamah Pamphlet: Nusach Chabad
Countdown to Pesach: Organize your preparations for this monumental Yom Tov
Spice and Spirit Cookbook for Pesach
A Touch of Passover: Board Book for Toddlers
Out of Egypt: DVD and Book
Siddur for Pesach: Full Size and Medium Size
Large Selection of Children's CD's: Morah Music; An Eretz Chaifetz, and more.
Full selection of Siddurim; Chitas'im, Hayom Yom, etc.

Call Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Wednesday Night Women's Shiur

Rabbi Lesches's Wednesday night women's shiur will be on the topic of Hilchos Pesach until Pesach. The shiur is on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek.

Amazing Matching Grant Opportunity to Help Our Community Mosdos!

In honor of his 50th birthday and first wedding anniversary Reb Avraham Hayman has generously contributed $1,800 to 13 of the local Monsey Chabad Mosdos.

In addition, Reb Avraham will be providing matching grants to the 3 primary Chabad educational institutions in Monsey. All are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to help these Mosdos, which are the lifeblood of our community, especially during these difficult economic times.


The following are letters from the heads of each institution which include the exact details of the matching grant offer:

CHEDER CHABAD OF MONSEY
This past Shabbos, Avraham Hayman announced at his birthday Farbrengen a special fund raising project in honor of his 50th Yom Holedes. To help Cheder Chabad of Monsey, he will for this week only (March 15-20) any money pledged to this Moisad. Up to $999 he will match one-for-one and any amount $1,000 or more he will match with an extra $2,000!

The amount pledged can be paid out until June 30, 2009 but either postdated checks or credit cards must be submitted this week.

In this special time between Purim and Pesach, the Rebbe emphasized so often the special importance of supporting Chinuch, especially in these difficult days and when children play such an important role to hasten Moshiach’s arrival. What a golden opportunity to participate - where your every dollar is worth double or triple!

All donations are tax deductible. Please make your check(s) payable to Cheder Chabad of Monsey - one of the pillars of the Monsey Chabad community and a flourishing institution, but under the stress of today’s economic times. Please call 845 356 1213 or 845 201 0203 to give your credit card information or email yshusterman@chedermonsey.org.

Please include your mother’s name – to be sent to the Ohel and for the announcement each day in the Cheder of the names of the people having the z’chus of supporting that day’s learning. In the z’chus of your Tzedoka, as the Rebbe always emphasized, may we see the ultimate Geulah and the Rebbe B’rosheinu!

Sincerely,
Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

YESHIVAS MENACHEM MENDEL LUBAVITCH OF MONSEY
Reb Avraham Hayman, in honor of his 50th birthday, has offered to assist the Yeshiva in raising much needed funds in these trying economic times.
For any donations of $1.00 to $499.00, Reb Avraham will match the contribution dollar for dollar. So a $250 charitable contribution to the Yeshiva becomes $500.
For any donations of $500 or over, Reb Avraham will give the Yeshiva a set amount of $1000. So a $500 charitable contribution to the Yeshiva becomes $1500.
While pledges have to be made at this time, they can be paid anytime up to July 15th.

So we are asking those that can, to please indicate your pledge by emailing the Yeshiva at ymmlofmonsey@gmail.com.

With deep appreciation to Reb Avraham and to all those responding to this appeal,

Sincerely,
Rabbi Mendel Polter

MONSEY BEIS CHAYA MUSHKA HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka has been given a unique opportunity to raise badly needed funds. On Shabbos, our dear supporter, Reb Avraham Hayman, announced the following matching program for Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka:

For the next 6 days any money pledged will be matched as detailed below:
$1-$499 – donations will be matched $ for $ (donation will be doubled!)
$500 and up – an additional $1,000 will be added to the donation!
Examples:
Donate $300 – MBCM will receive $600!
Donate $500 – MBCM will receive $1,500!
Donate $700 – MBCM will receive $1,700!

Donation can be paid out in a maximum of 4 payments to be completed by July 15 2009. All payment information (checks, head checks, credit cards) must be received during these next 3 days. Anything received later, will not qualify for this offer.

Please do all you can so that our school can maximize this wonderful opportunity.

All donations are greatly appreciated and in their merit, may you be bentched with all brochos for Gezunt, Parnasa and Nachas.
To make a pledge, please contact me at cdkagan@aol.com or 845-538-7484.

Sincerely,
Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kagan

Mazel Tov Spaeths and O'Briens!

Mazel Tov to Eliezer and Sofia Spaeth and Devorah and Tuvia O'Brien on the birth of a grandson born to Yehuda Leib and Chaya Rivkah Sheninsky of Silver Spring, Maryland!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Klein Crown Heights L'chaim

There will be a L'chaim in honor of the engagement of Ety Klein and Henoch Junik this Tuesday, March 17, at 8:00 PM at the Franklin Shul near Utica on President Street in Crown Heights.

Purim at Chabad of Suffern

Chabad of Suffern, under the leadership of Rabbi Shmuel Zanvil and Devorah Gancz, hosted more than 180 guests at their Chinese themed Purim party!

The event included all the mitzvos of purim, a Chinese buffet, calligrapher, lion dance, Chinese hat dances, Chinese crafts and a grand Chinese auction.

Purim at Chabad of Chestnut Ridge

This year's Purim theme at the Chabad Jewish Enrichment Center of Chestnut Ridge, under the leadership of Rabbi Chaim Tzvi and Chaya Ehrenreich, was, "Purim: Israeli Style!".

A fun time was had by all at their grand Purim party which included pictures at the Kotel, a treasure dig in the Negev desert, shwarma and falafel at the Shuk, squeezing oranges at Jaffa and drinking wine from the Golan.

The children all decorated cards for Victims of Terror in Israel which are on their way to Chabad of Israel's Victim of Terror support group.

Chabad JEC volunteers also visited numerous senior centers and area hospitals bringing the joy and Mitzvos of Purim to hundreds of Jews!

100% Whole Wheat Matzoh Available

If you are interested in 100% Whole Wheat Matzoh made fresh this week in the Crown Heights bakery with many extra Hiddurim (with Rabbi Avremel Lipsker's group) please call 973-216-0002. Cost is $20 per pound.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Farbrengen This Shabbos

Shmuel and Devora Leah Amram invite the community to join in a Seudas Shabbos and Farbrengen in honor of their daughter Chaya Mushka’s Bas Mitzvah. The Farbrengen, with Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Labkowski, the Rebbe’s Shliach to Marseilles, France, will take place tomorrow, Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa, following davening at K’hal Beis Menachem. A Chassidus shiur is at 8:30 followed by Shacharis at 9:30 AM.

Extra Mishloach Manos?

Do you have more nosh in your house than you know what to do with? Consider donating it to the children's program at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek. Please drop off any packaged goodies with a reliable hechsher at the Shul or email yschulman@nylag.org to make other arrangements.

Precious Children

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Purim at Hillel of RCC

More than 100 students and faculty participated in the Center for Jewish Life at RCC's grand Purim party on Monday night. On Purim day more than 150 "Going Green" themed Mishloach Manos were distributed and many heard the Megilla again and enjoyed the decorating graggers craft project.

Town of Ramapo 2009 Spring-Pesach Cleanup Notice

Mazel Tov Kleins!

Mazel tov to Shmuel and Miriam Klein on the engagement of their daughter Ety to Henoch Junik of Crown Heights!

The l'chaim will take place tomorrow night, Thursday, March 12 at 8:00 PM at the Klein home, 22 Jeffrey Place.

Litzman Shalom Zachor

Fishel and Miriam Litzman will be making a Shalom Zachor for their newborn son this Friday night at their home, 57 East Concord Drive.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Cheder Chabad Girls Make Mock Wedding in Honor of Purim

N'shei Chabad at Pathmark Kosher Fair

N'shei Chabad of Rockland had a mivtzoim table at the annual Kosher Fair at Pathmark in Monsey yesterday. Hundreds of Jews visited the table that was laden with Shabbos candles, pushkas, pamphlets and Chassidus. The atmosphere was jovial and the mivtzoim materials were happily accepted by all. Mrs. P. Stanger of Albert Drive was the winner of the Kosher Quiz Raffle and proudly took possession of two Spice and Spirit cookbooks. Yasher Koach to Mrs. Yehudis Sassiver and Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz for organizing the event and to Mrs. Chaya Jordan, Mrs.Yaffa Zager and Mrs. Miriam Bobroff and others for their outreach efforts at Sunday's Kosher Fair.

YMMLM Shluchim Available to Read Megilla

If you or someone you know is home-bound and is in need of someone to come to your/their house to lain the Megilla please contact parade5769@gmail.com or 718-207-9203 as soon as possible.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mazel Tov Litzmans!

Mazel tov to Fishel and Miriam Litzman on the birth of a baby boy! Mazel tov to the grandparents Mordechai and Malka Litzman!

Shifra and Puah arranges homemade meals from people in the community for mothers of newborn children from our community. If you are able to cook a meal, please contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898.

Have a Happy and Safe Purim

Missing Coat

If you mistakenly took a black wool men's coat made by JoS. A. Bank from K'hal Tzemach Tzedek tonight, Motzai Shabbos Tetzave, please call Gavriel at 917-703-9083.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Cohen Bris

Eli and Chani Cohen will I"YH be making a Bris for their newborn son this Monday, Taanis Esther, following the 8:00 AM Shacharis minyan at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Students from the Center for Jewish Life at RCC prepare Mishloach Manos for Jewish servicemen and women stationed in Iraq and Kuwait. The students also wrote personal letters to the soldiers.

K'hal Beis Menachem Sheva Brachos for Avreml and Chava Kagan

Bais Chana in the Berkshires Featuring Bracha Meshchaninov

The upcoming session in the Berkshire Mountains, is for women of all ages and backgrounds. We’re fond of saying the only prerequisites are an adventurous mind and an adventurous spirit because we know how much you’ll appreciate the intellectual and spiritual depth we offer through classes, workshops, prayer and camaraderie. Want to take a break and go canoeing? Enjoy a game of tennis? Have a massage? You can do that too. Like every other session we run, the atmosphere is open and nonjudgmental, and you’ll be sharing the experience with women – like yourself – who have set aside time to study and experience the finer things in life. For more information please click here.

Updated Purim Schedule

Please note some changes to the K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Purim schedule:

1. There will be an additional Megilla laining at 9:45 PM on Monday night.

2. There will be a Megilla laining for children downstairs (those over Bar/Bas Mitzvah should hear Megilla upstairs) at 7:35 PM which will immediately be followed by a Magic Show which will end at approximately the same time as the upstairs Megilla laining. Food will not be served.

Two Shalom Zachors This Week!

Eli and Chani Cohen will be making a Shalom Zachor tomorrow night at their home, 31 Fessler Drive.

Zacharia and Miriam Klein will be making a Shalom Zachor tomorrow night at their home, 27 Carlton Road.

Our Fellow Sailors

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rav Ezriel Tauber Speaking This Motzai Shabbos

Rav Ezriel Tauber will be speaking this Motzai Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Tetzaveh (March 7th) at 8:30 PM promptly at Cong. Tiferes Yosef Meir, 11 Langeries Drive. All are invited to attend and the ezras noshim will be open.

L’iyluy Nishmas Yehudis Bas Elchonon

Seeking Ride

I am looking for a ride for an 11 year old from Crown Heights to Monsey before Shabbos and back to Crown Heights on Sunday late afternoon or early Monday morning. If you or someone you know has room please call Yocheved Rappoport at 845-406-4770.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mazel Tov Kleins!

Mazel tov to Zacharia and Miriam Klein on the birth of a baby boy!

Shifra and Puah arranges homemade meals from people in the community for mothers of newborn children from our community. If you are able to cook a meal, please contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tonights N'shei Event Is On!

Tonights N'shei event is on and has NOT been canceled because of the weather. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mazel Tov Cohens!

Mazel tov to Eli and Chani Cohen on the birth of a baby boy! Mazel tov to the grandparents Yeruchem and Fraida Cohen and Claude and Rivka Schochet!

Shifra and Puah arranges homemade meals from people in the community for mothers of newborn children from our community. If you are able to cook a meal, please contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898.

N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

Birchas HaChamah Books - Explanations and Halachos according to Chabad - $8.00

Bikat HaChamah Booklets - Nusach Chabad (Text Only) - $1.25

A Car that Goes Far - HaChai Publishing - $11.00

Pirkei Avos - Holtzberg Memorial Edition - $40.00

The Mitteler Rebbe - $23.00

The Complete Story of Purim - $6.00

Megillas Esther - various editions: soft cover, leather-like cover, Vedibarta Bam...

Please call Yehudis Abramowitz before you come at 845-558-8249.

Purim 5769 Schedule for K'hal Tzemach Tzedek

Taanis Esther - Monday, March 9th, Adar 13:
Alos HaShachar - Fast Begins: 6:03 AM
Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM (includes selichos)
Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM (includes selichos)
Mincha (Machatzis HaShekel): 6:30 PM (includes leining)
Maariv immediately followed by Megilla: 7:30 PM
Fast Ends (for those unable to come to shul for Megilla): 7:35 PM
Another Megilla Laining: 9:45 PM

Parents - Please be sure that you and your children do not bring any items that make smoke into the shul.

There will be a Megilla laining for children downstairs (those over Bar/Bas Mitzvah should hear Megilla upstairs) at 7:35 PM which will immediately be followed by a Magic Show which will end at approximately the same time as the upstairs Megilla laining. Food will not be served.

Purim - Tuesday, March 10th, Adar 14:
Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM
Megilla 1: approximately 7:30 AM
Shachris 2: 8:00 AM
Megilla 2: approximately 8:30 AM
Shachris 3: 9:00 AM
Megilla 3: approximately 9:30 AM
Another Megilla Laining: 10:15 AM
Mincha 1: 3:00 PM
Mincha 2: 6:00 PM
Maariv followed by a Farbrengen with Rabbi Lesches: 9:00 PM

A Freilichin Purim!

Community Purim Seudah

Rabbi Simcha and Chaya Werner host a festive Purim Seudah each year, and this year would like to open it to all Anash who would like to join. The Seudah is being catered at Yeshiva Spring Valley on Tuesday, Purim day, at 6:15 PM. To reserve or for more information please call 845-352-7642 or 845-323-3211. To cover the cost of the Seudah and hall, there is a fee of $28 per adult and $10 per child (2-10 years of age). Please be sure to reserve by this coming Wednesday evening, March 4.

Rockland First Responder Communication System Fund Grows

By midhudsonnews.com

NEW CITY – Funding to build a Rockland County Public Safety Communications System grew Friday as Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Nita Lowey announced a $250,000 grant for the system. That is on top of $550,000 Lowey previously secured and $600,000 in another federal grant already delivered to Rockland for the program that will connect police, fire and EMTs on an interoperable radio system.

Schumer noted the importance of such a system, saying its necessity was proven during the September 11 attacks when the various emergency services agencies in New York City were unable to communicate with one another.

“It is essential that our first responders be able to effectively community with each other in everyday work and during emergencies,” the senator said.

County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef said that every dollar received “will be used to keep our residents safe.”

New Original Muchnik Mural Unveiled at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey

Last night, Motzai Shabbos parshas Terumah, a large crowd gathered at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey for the unveiling of an original 10' x 18’ mural that artist Michoel Muchnik created specifically for the lobby of the Shul. This most beautiful piece of art is part of the Shul’s newly installed Building Fund Wall of Honor.

The mural, Jerusalem Flow and Flourish, will be appreciated most in person and all are invited to visit the shul at 2 Langeries Drive in Monsey. For the explanations behind the meaning of the piece click here.

Following the unveiling was Art & Soul, an elegant wine and cheese art exhibition displaying the many works of world renowned Chassidic artist Michoel Muchnik.

All proceeds from the art sales benefited the great outreach work of Rabbi Dov and Shevy Oliver at SUNY Rockland Community College.




Monthly Moshiach and Geulah Shiur

The monthly Moshiach and Geulah Shiur by Rabbi Lesches will take place tomorrow night, Monday, March 2, following Maariv at 9:30 PM at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek.

Gitler L'chaim

The l'chaim of Avrumi Gitler and Chavie Kornfeld will take place tonight, Sunday, at Yeshiva Chovevei Torah in Crown Heights.

Silverstein Shiva

Dr. Boruch Silverstein will be sitting Shiva for his mother at his home, 179 McNamara Road.

Shacharis will be at 7:00 AM and Mincha and Maariv at 5:30 PM. Please try to help out with the minyanim.

Hamokom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Avaylay Tzion VeYerushalayim.