Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chinuch Class for Women

The third class in Rabbi Markowitz's Chinuch Lecture Series for women will take place this Monday night, January 19th, at 8:00 PM at the home of Rashi Kaplan, 4 Fawn Lane.

Please email any chinuch questions you may have, in advance of the class, to

Monsey Volunteers Fly to Israel to Relieve Firefighters Involved in Gaza Fighting

By Rob Ryser, The Journal News

MONSEY - Nine volunteers from three Rockland County firehouses left for Israel last night to relieve firefighters there who are involved in the fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza.

"It was a spur-of-the-moment thing," Monsey Fire Chief Douglas Perry said of the way the local response was organized. "It is a good gesture."

It was not immediately clear how long the volunteers will help out in Israel. They hope is to relieve those who left last night with a second wave of Rockland volunteers should the conflict carry into the coming weeks, Perry said.

Already the fighting is in its 19th day.

Five of the volunteers come from the Monsey Fire Department. Two others each are from the Hillcrest and Spring Valley companies, Perry said.

The volunteers had a brief send-off last night at the Monsey firehouse before leaving for the airport.

A contingent of Rockland firefighters went to Israel on a similar relief mission in 2006 when Israel was warring with Hezbollah.