Thursday, June 18, 2009

Cheder Chabad Boys 7th Grade Field Trip

The Cheder Chabad Boy’s 7th grade class went on a 4-stop field trip today.

Their first stop was a visit was to the office of Dr. Avraham Strauss at the
Nanuet Mall Wellness Center, where they learned about good posture, as well as some of the high-tech tools used to evaluate patients.

The next stop was to Pearl River Lanes where the boys enjoyed themselves in a bowling competition. There were an amazing amount of strikes and spares by all. Rabbi Zellig Silber scored the most points, with Mendel Jacobs only 12 points behind. The winner? All the boys were winners in having a good time!

Then the day continued at the Jerusalem Restaurant with pizza, fries, and ice-cold refreshments.

The finalé of the trip was a visit to SHORT HILLS SURGERY CENTER in Millburn, NJ. The boys got “scrubbed” up for a mock-surgery performed by our own “Dr.” Yechezkel Gross. They followed the “patient” into the recovery room where all agreed that the operation was an amazing success!

A great big thank you to Dr. Avraham Strauss for his time and sharing of his vast knowledge with the boys. Also to the professional staff at the Surgery Center for sharing their time and facilities, which includes Dr. and Mrs. David Gross for arranging the Surgery Center tour.

Nigun Simcha

Extra Lainings at Tzemach Tzedek this Shabbos

As is the custom that everyone should have an aliya on the shabbos prior to Gimmel Tammuz, K'hal Tzemach Tzedek will have extra lainings this shabbos beginning at 8:30 AM (the same time as Tehillim starts) in the backroom of the shul and then multiple lainings during the regular laining time.

Chabad of Suffern Celebrates its First Year of Friendship Circle

This past Wednesday the Chabad Jewish Center of Suffern held its end of the year evening of gratitude to their volunteers of the Friendship Circle Pilot program.

This culminated a successful year of teens from the Suffern High School visiting weekly with special needs children.

The evening included an award ceremony, a light dairy buffet, and an all you can do with duct tape hands on presentation.

One of the parents expressed her appreciation for the friendship circle and stated that no amount of therapy and therapists could have accomplished what these volunteers have done for her daughter.

Both the volunteers and the special needs children are looking forward to another great year starting in September.