Monday, January 19, 2009

N'shei Chabad Rosh Chodesh Shvat Event

Mesivta Beth Shraga Plan Gets Favorable Review by Ramapo Planning Board

By James Walsh, The Journal News

RAMAPO - A proposed yeshiva with dormitories for 100 students on the site of a historic house near the Pomona border has received a favorable review from the Planning Board.

Mesifta Beth Shraga's project was deemed to have no significant environmental impact. The Planning Board also looked favorably upon zoning variances for the project.

Monsey Hosts HAMC Shabbaton

Last Shabbos, parshas Vayechi, the Monsey community hosted a Shabbaton for Rabbi Gil Hami’s 8th grade class from the Hebrew Academy of Morris County in New Jersey, who experienced a beautiful Chassidishe Shabbos.

Among the activities of the Shabbos the boys learned about the Parsha on which they prepared a Dvar Torah for the Shabbos table. On Friday night they enjoyed the davening at K’hal Tzemach Tzedek, especially the dancing of Lecha Dodi, and the warm welcome they received from many individuals. This was followed by a Friday night Seudah where they enjoyed delicious food, meaningful discussions, niggunim, and farbrenged with Rabbi Soble and several baal batim. One boy commented that it was “exhilarating” and that he wished he could have this every week. On Motzai Shabbos Reb Dovid Kaplan farbrenged with the boys at a beautiful Melaveh Malkah.

Overall, the group had a wonderful Shabbos, and even asked if they can come again. Yashar koach to the community for making them feel so welcome. A number of the parents have already asked for a Shabbaton for their families which is being planned for later in the year. If anyone is interested in hosting one of the families please email Details will be forthcoming.

Mazel Tov Tougers!

Mazel tov to Yossi and Sara Touger on the birth of a baby boy! Mazel tov to the grandparents Rabbi Chaim Dovid and Miriam Kagan!

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 or