Monday, February 2, 2009

Monsey Community Hosts Shabbaton for 6th Grade Girls

This past Shabbos the Monsey community again hosted a wonderful Shabbaton program. The Hami family organized a girls Bas Mitzvah Shabbaton for 6th grade girls from the Hebrew Academy of Morris County with much participation from Anash girls in our community. In addition to learning all about and baking Challah, Mrs. Hami also helped the girls experience the beauty of Shabbos and the special role of girls in Judaism. They enjoyed the Kiddush in Tzemach Tzedek and made friends with young Lubavitch girls their age.

Once again, Yashar Koach to the Monsey Chabad community for making this a warm place conducive to outreach and drawing in Yidden to experience authentic Yidishkeit.

A special thank you to Mrs. Sobel and Leah Polter for their involvement and help.

Yud Shvat Shiur Farbrengen for Women

There will be a shiur-farbrengen for women by Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz in honor of Yud Shvat, tomorrow night, Tuesday, February 3, at 8:00 PM at the home of Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz, 6 Zabriskie Terrace. The shiur will be on the 19th chapter of Basi L'Gani.

Sabol Bris

Levi and Chaye Sabol will I"YH be making a Bris for their newborn son, this Wednesday, February 4th, at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek. Shacharis will be at 7:00 AM followed by the Bris at 8:00 AM.

New York State Supreme Court Justices To Attend “You Be the Judge”

Suffern, NY. - The Jewish Learning Institute has introduced a new course called “You Be the Judge” – but this one is different.

Two New York State Supreme Court Justices will attend!

Recently-elected Supreme Court Justice Robert M. Berliner and Supreme Court Justice Alfred J. Weiner will attend at least one of the sessions; as well as Town Court Judge Arnold Etelson and recently elected District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe.

Chabad of Suffern appreciates the efforts of Yisroel Schulman, Esq. in arranging these prominent guests.

“You Be the Judge” is a 6-session course offered by the Jewish Learning Institute through Chabad of Suffern that examines actual cases brought before Beit Din, the ancient courts system of Jewish Law.

The course is unique in that it is interactive - it lets each individual play the part of a rabbinic sage, discussing and dissecting each case. The cost is only $69 for all 6 sessions, which will take place at The Ramapo Town Hall at 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY.

But Rabbi Shmuel Gancz, Co-director, doesn’t want you to commit to attending the course. Instead, he invites all,to attend the first session free and with no obligation.

“We think this is one of our most amazing and valuable courses,” says Rabbi Gancz, “But we want you to be the judge! We even offer a 100% moneyback guarantee.”

You don’t have to know the Talmud to benefit from “You Be the Judge.” You just need common sense, an open mind, and a willingness to learn and grow. And you don’t need to be affiliated with the Jewish Learning Institute to attend.

Don’t let this rare opportunity pass you by! Imagine, contrasting Talmudic law and American secular law. The classroom will be transformed into a make shift courtroom with our Honorable Judges representing American law and Rabbis representing Jewish law.

If this is not enough, you will also receive CLE credit for this course at a reduced cost to you!

For more information, or to register for your first session on February 11 – absolutely free – please call 845-368-1889 as soon as possible as the course will fill up quickly.