Monday, December 7, 2009

19 Kislev at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek

Thanks to Meir Perline for the pictures.

19 Kislev at Heichal Menachem of Monsey

Rabbi Yisroel Friedman, Rosh Yeshiva of Oholei Torah in Crown Heights, farbrenged last night at Heichal Menachem of Monsey in honor of Yud Tes Kislev.

Matching Grant for Cheder Chabad

Avraham Hayman will be providing a matching grant for donations to Cheder Chabad of Monsey of $100 to $999 (if you donate $100, the Cheder will receive $200) and doubling for donations of $1,000 and more (if you donate $1,000, the Cheder will receive $3,000).

To be eligible for this matching grant all pledges must be made to the Cheder by the end of Chanuka and all payments must be made to the Cheder by December 31, 2009.

Help Cheder Chabad by Learning

During last night's Yud-Tes Kislev farbrengen at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek, Avraham Hayman presented a different kind of matching grant, to honor the Rebbe, help Cheder Chabad of Monsey, and benefit all those wanting to participate.

As written in HaYom Yom from Yud-Tes Kislev:
"... A day of farbrengen and good resolutions towards establishing times to study the revealed Torah and Chassidus publicly, and in bolstering the ways of Chassidim in true friendship."

The Rebbe would emphasize on Yud Tes Kislev the importance and benefit of learning Chitas (and Rambam) on a daily basis. For people who were at the Farbrengen, Avraham Hayman encouraged everyone who are not already doing the daily Chumash with Rashi, Tehillim, Tanya and Rambam, to add on a daily basis for one week one of these areas of learning. Avraham then encouraged all of those who already do all of Chitas and Rambam daily, to add an extra half hour of learning Chassidis each day for a week.

For those who took this upon themselves for a week, as an expression of honoring the Rebbe and achdus in our community, Avraham said he would donate $100 to Cheder Chabad of Monsey. Many at the farbrengen agreed to participate, by adding their names to a letter of intent that circulated through the crowd.

Avraham now would like to share this opportunity with all Anash in Rockland County by inviting everyone to participate in the Chitas campaign described above which both honors the Rebbe and helps raise funds for Cheder Chabad of Monsey.

All men and women of Anash (over Bar/Bat Mitzveh) who live in Rockland County and want to participate, need to send an email to Avraham at Please include your Hebrew name to be included in a Pan to the Ohel.

The deadline for signing up for this opportunity is midnight tonight, Monday, December 7.

You do not need to specify what extra learning was done on a daily basis for the week, but you will need to email Avraham a week later, that the learning was completed.