Friday, August 28, 2009

Seeking Ride on Sunday

If you or somebody you know is going from Monsey to Crown Heights this Sunday and has room for 2 please call Zalmy Kotlarsky at 845-641-1312.

Welcome Niasoffs!

Welcome to Shmuly and Chayala Niasoff on their recent move to our community!

House for Sale Near Tzemach Tzedek

A 75-foot 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom ranch on 9/10 of an acre, that is walking distance to K'hal Tzemach Tzedek, is for sale. Asking 539K. Please call 845-641-5432.

Sofer in Monsey for One More Week

Rabbi Nota Kuperman, a Sofer from Crown Heights will be in Monsey for a second week, August 30 to September 4, from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek in the daily minyan room. Rabbi Kuperman will be available to check Tefillin, Mezuzas, etc.

Boxes Available

Having just completed a major reorganization of the household, Yitzchok and Yehudis Abramowitz have about 75 almost new Rockland Kosher boxes (without tops) available for free pick-up. They are sturdy and clean and have cut-out handles. They were used briefly and only for sefarim and paintings. Just give us an idea about when you want to come and we'll leave the garage door open for you.

Machon Chana Classes Without Leaving Your Home

In order to continue to spread the wellsprings of chassidus, Machon Chaya classes for women will be available to those who are unable to be physically present and who wish to call in and listen to the shiurim via teleconference. If you wish to participate, please send your email address to and you will receive notification for every class with the call-in telephone number and access code. In addition to listening to the shiur, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions. We did a "trial run" this past Tuesday at Rabbi Markowitz's class and sound quality was good and feedback was excellent. Now we all can attend classes wherever we are! Hope to see all of you there!

Tutor Available

Are you looking for an experienced tutor for your son to prepare for the new school year and/or for the year? Rabbi Yisroel Goldberg is now available! He is personable, and will give your child the quality attention that he needs. Rabbi Goldberg is currently tutoring in all Limudei Kodesh subjects, as well as Bar Mitzvah lessons. Please contact 845-558-5968 or

Klein Bar Mitzvah

Mazel tov to Shmuel and Miriam Klein on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Menachem Mendel! All are invited to a Kiddush in honor of the Bar Mitzvah, this Shabbos, Parshas Ki Setzei following davening at Heichal Menachem.

Sefer Torah Almost Finished

On a recent visit to Eretz Yisroel, Itche Noach Zeiler visited the Sofer to see the almost completed new community Sefer Torah.

There are only 3 pesukim and 27 letters still available. To still be included in the booklet please be sure to reserve these no later than this Sunday night, August 30.

The deadline to reserve seats for the Hachnosas Sefer Torah dinner is this Wednesday night, September 2. Please email

Monsey Girl Wins Yaldah Magazine Contest!

Chaya Rappoport, age 10, of Monsey, New York, won first place in the poetry category of the "How Yaldah Impacted My Life" contest!

The contest asked Yaldah readers to show how the girls magazine impacted their life through a video, essay, poem, or scrapbook page.

In the entries, girls described how Yaldah inspired them to write for publications, helped them learn more about Judaism, and gave them a connection to Jewish girls world-wide.

Chaya's poem described how being on the Yaldah Editorial Board and having the opportunity to publish her writing impacted her life. Chaya will be featured along with the other winners in YALDAH’s fall issue as well as on They also received a free gift subscription and a set of the first three Yaldah Media, Inc. books for Jewish girls.

Poem by Chaya Rappoport:

It was Friday night,
The candles were bright.
When my life changed,
Surprise arranged.
My Mother offhandedly saying,
That maybe I should just stop playing...
With my writing, the talent G-d gave.
It was time to bring it out of the cave,
Really what did I have to lose?
There was a magazine for Jewish girls.
To let their talents shine, and glow like pearls.
I should really apply,
And I should really try,
To make myself a writer there.
Nervously, I ran my hands through my hair
Stammering...I wasn’t good enough.
With this sort of writing stuff...
Then Sunday, I applied.
My stomach giving me a looping ride.
A few weeks later me and my parents went out.
When I came home, what did my brother shout?
Some Leah Larson called for you,
And said: Now you’re part of Edit Board too!
I blinked, not sure what to say...
This was really my lucky day!
Then I jumped up and down,
And practically announced to the whole town:
I’m a qualified writer, and I’ll work with YALDAH...!
And then my life changed and took a turn for the better,
Which is why I’m writitng you this letter.
I was united with Jewish Girls,
Really pearls...
And I became one of them.