Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Daily Gemara & Chassidus Shiur

Dear Anash, Sheyichyu

Baruch Hashem, we are fortunate to have been blessed with an exceptional newcomer to our community. It is rare that one finds a personality that is able to truly inspire others in learning of Nigleh of Torah – to be able to give over in a clear manner, fueling joy, participation, and acquisition of skills in Gemara learning.

Rabbi Bentzion Shaffer, Shlita, former principal of the Lubavitch Yeshiva of Boston, magid shiur of Bais Lubavitch in Baltimore, and Rav of Young Israel of Randolph, MA for many years, is currently in our local Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey.

Rabbi Shaffer is well aware of the obstacles that hinder a person’s advancement in learning Gemara:

• Lack of understanding
• Lack of joy and participation in the process of learning
• Weakness in the skills needed to learn independently

And he is among the few that can truly address these issues in the setting of a dynamic Gemara course. He has the ability to create a totally new perspective in the learner’s approach to, and perspective of Gemara.

Rabbi Shaffer will be starting a Gemara Shiur in Mesechta Pesachim (that is being learned this year in all Lubavitch Yeshivos). The shiur will be open to community members who are looking for an inspiration in their growth of Gemara learning and skills. The Gemara shiur will be followed by a twenty minute shiur in Chassidus in the unique way that Rabbi Shaffer presents it. He will be learning Kuntres Umayon.

The shiur will be held Monday thru Thursday 8:15 PM to 9:30 PM followed by Maariv at Kollel Ohel Menachem, 4 Phyllis Terrace.

For more information please call me at 845-356-3850.

Rabbi Simcha Werner

Save the Date - Monsey's First Ever Chanukah Rally!

Mark your calendar!

For the first time a Chanukah Rally for boys and girls of all ages is being organized for the greater Monsey community!

The rally will take place on the second day of Chanukah, Friday morning, December 3, 2010, and will include a dvar Torah, raffles, refreshments, a story and a very special performance!

Details will be posted as they become available.

Free Furniture for a Tax Exempt Organization

Some free furniture, including a bedroom set, wall unit, exercise machines, roll top desk and more, is available for pick-up for tax exempt purposes. Please call 516-668-0438 and ask for Mendi.

Welcome Rabbi Bentzion Shaffer!

Welcome to Rabbi Bentzion Shaffer on his move to our community!

Use Meal Train to Volunteer to Set Up Women's Kiddush at Tzemach Tzedek

N’shei Tzemach Tzedek is kindly asking for women and high school girls to give around 20 minutes every few weeks at 11:00 AM on Shabbos morning, to help set up the women’s Kiddush.

To volunteer, please sign up on Meal Train or contact Ziporra Reitman at

Going to Montreal?

Looking to send small package from Monsey to Montreal. If you are going and are able to take it please call 845-362-8228.

Tzemach Tzedek Seeking Kiddush Sponsor

If you would like to have the merit of sponsoring the Kiddush at Tzemach Tzedek this Shabbos, Parshas Toldos and Shabbos Mevorchim Kislev, please contact

Friday, October 29, 2010

Buy MBCM Dollars

Give tzedakah without spending extra money! Zeh Neheneh Vzeh Lo Choser!

Thank you to all who responded to the survey last week. It was clear that many of our respondents shop in Rockland Kosher. As such, now All Fresh, Wesley Kosher, Monsey Glatt, Hatzlocho, and Rockland Kosher will be accepting MBCM Dollars!

Other non-food stores will be added soon.

You are shopping anyway. Please help MBCM at no extra cost to you.

Please fill in order form below and submit to, the school office or to Rabbi Touger or Rabbi Kagan in person.

Please note that All-Fresh shoppers who receive their rebate cannot use MBCM Dollars and get the rebate.

Phone Number:
Amount Requested:
Which Store:
Payment Method:
Credit Card (for All Fresh only)
Credit Card Number:
Expiration Date:
Security Code:
Please repeat this order every week or month (please circle week or month)
I will contact you with next order when I need it.

Mazel Tov Kolts - L'chaim!

Mazel tov to Mordechai and Zipporah Kolt on the engagement of their daughter Ruthie to Elozor (Luzie) Goldberger of Boro Park!

The l'chaim will take place this Monday night, November 1, at Lubavitch Yeshiva, 570 Crown Street (entrance on Albany Avenue) in Crown Heights.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cheder Boys Join Chayolei Tzivos Hashem Rally

The Cheder Chabad Boys School had the zchus of joining the International Chof Cheshvan Web Rally organized by Chayolei Tzivos Hashem.

We said the 12 pesukim with other Chayolei Tzivos Hashem from all over the world, including a pasuk said by our very own Mendel Liberow of Kitah Daled .

We then heard a sicha of the Rebbe addressing Chayolei Tzivos Hashem. The children followed the sicha inside. We were then told of all the exciting new programs in Chayolei Tzivos Hashem.

You can view the rally by clicking here.

If you would like more information about the Monsey Chayolei Tzivos Hashem Program please click here.

Local Job Opportunities

There are a number of positions available locally with the County of Rockland. These jobs offer great benefits. If you or someone you know is looking for work please send them to this webpage.

Mazel Tov Yisroel Pekar!

Mazel tov to Yisroel Pekar, of Monsey/Yerushalayim on his marriage to Mushka Goldin of Crown Heights!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rabbi Moshe Smith Hospitalized

Rabbi Moshe Smith is in Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern and would appreciate visitors. His room is 309A in the Loria Wing. His phone number is 845-368-8309.

Free Desk

Looking to give away a beautiful wooden computer desk for free! It is in perfect condition but is very heavy so you will need at least 2 people to lift it.

If you would like it and can pick it up before Shabbos please call 718-757-9149.

Parshas Chayei Sarah Class

Today's class by Bracha Meshchaninov on Parshas Chayei Sarah is available online. Enjoy!

Welcome Dickels!

Welcome to Tamar Dickel and family on their move to our community (Brick Church Road)!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

The following items are happily in stock or back in stock:
  • Hayom Yom: Eliyahu Touger Edition
  • Compact Size Annotated Siddurim: Hebrew/English and Hebrew with English Annotations
  • The Twelve Pesukim Book with inspiring stories and practical lessons for children;
  • Igros Kodesh of the Frierdiker Rebbe Letters to the Rebbe and Rebbetzin (1930-40);
  • Non-Stop Chabad (CD-Zalman Goldstein) Chassunah Music;
  • Breaking Through Barriers Maamar of the Rebbe on Simcha;
  • Educator's Privilege Letters of the Rebbe on Chinuch;
  • In the Rebbe's Footsteps CD for children presenting Chabad minhagim;
  • My Land DVD touring the Land of Israel through the eyes of children and the Rebbe
Tallesim, Tallis Koton, Wooden Wall Pushkas, Morah Music, Rebbe Photos and more...

Mazel Tov Schechters!

Mazel tov to Yehuda and Miriam Schechter on the birth of a baby girl!

Shifra and Puah arranges homemade meals for mothers of newborn children from our community. If you are able to cook a meal(s), please contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898 or

Monday, October 25, 2010

Seeking Ride to Crown Heights

We are looking for a ride from Monsey to Crown Heights this Wednesday night, October 27. If you are going please call 845-371-5918.

Author Doron Kornbluth Inspires 100

Close to 100 people gathered at the Sheraton Crossroads in Mahwah, NJ this past Thursday evening to hear renowned author and lecturer Doron Kornbluth.

The title of the lecture was “We’re Not Religious, So How do We Keep Our Kids Jewish?” and Doron inspired the crowd with his entertaining, interactive, and easy-to-remember and implement seminar for parents and grandparents.

Through stories, jokes, and exercises, his talk motivated parents to get more involved Jewishly, in a positive and joyous way, for their and their children’s benefit.

The event was organized and sponsored by area Chabad Centers, including: Chabad of Suffern (Rabbi Shmuel Gancz), Chabad JEC of Chestnut Ridge (Rabbi Chaim Zvi Ehrenreich), Chabad of Woodcliff Lake (Rabbi Dov Drizin) and Chabad of NW Bergen County (Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan).


Please have in mind Levi Yitzchok ben Tzirel and Menachem Mendel HaKohen ben Shifra Aviva and Binyamin Zev ben Tzivia Hinda when davening and saying Tehillim for a refuah shlaima b'korov.

Mayer Dovid Hanson Hospitalized

Reb Mayer Dovid Hanson is recuperating at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern following surgery. To be mevaker choleh you can visit him starting tomorrow, Tuesday, in room # 469.

Please also have Mayer Dovid ben Ettel in mind for a refuah shlaima.

Kiddush This Shabbos at Beis Menachem

The kiddush-farbrengen at Beis Menachem this Shabbos, Parshas Chayei Sarah, is being sponsored by Ephraim Keller in honor of the yarzeit of his father and Dovid Karp in honor of the yarzeit of his mother.

The farbrengen will feature Reb Ephraim’s coveted homemade esrog flavored zeks un ninetziker mashke.

Davening begins at 9:30 AM.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Rabbi Beryl Zaltzman Farbrengs in Monsey

Rabbi Beryl Zaltzman, Shliach of the Fairlawn Russian community in New Jersey, farbrenged last night with a group of Monsey yungeleit at a Melava Malka at the home of Tzili and Chaya Ehrenreich.

Rabbi Zaltzman told of his fascinating experiences growing up in communist Russia and of the tremendous Mesiras Nefesh for Yiddishkeit and Chinuch that the Lubavitcher Chassidim there had. He also told many inspiring stories about his interactions with the Rebbe and about his Chazanus career.

Video of Rabbi Zaltzman singing during the Farbrengen:

Avos U'Bonim Begins This Motzai Shabbos

A new season of Avos U'Bonim begins this Motzai Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Chayei Sarah, October 30, at 8:00 PM at Tzemach Tzedek.

If you would like the zchus of sponsoring the pizza for the first evening or any Avos U’Bonim program, please contact Rabbi Shusterman at 845-356-1213 x 104.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Daily Davening Times for Tzemach Tzedek

The daily minyan times for next week at Tzemach Tzedek are as follows:

Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM
Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM
Mincha: 5:30 PM
Maariv 1: 6:45 PM
Maariv 2: 9:30 PM
Sunday - Shacharis 1: 8:00 AM
Sunday - Shacharis 2: 9:00 AM

Seeking Ride to Crown Heights

If you are going from Monsey to Crown heights this Motzai Shabbos Vayeira and have room for one female passenger please call 718-757-9149.

Seeking Volunteers for Women's Kiddush at Tzemach Tzedek

N’shei Tzemach Tzedek is kindly asking for volunteers to give around 20 minutes every few weeks, at 11:00 AM on Shabbos morning, to help set up the women’s Kiddush.

To volunteer, please contact Ziporra Reitman at

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Where Do You Do Most of Your Grocery Shopping?

In addition to completing and submitting the survey in the previous post please complete the poll on the top right of this page.

Coming Soon – Yeshiva Dollars to Benefit MBCM

Give Tzedaka without spending an extra dime!

Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka will be offering “Yeshiva Dollars” that you can buy from the school and use at a number of local supermarkets and MBCM will receive a commission with zero cost to you!

The Yeshiva Dollars will be accepted at All Fresh, Wesley Kosher, Monsey Glatt and Hatzlacha Grocery. Rockland Kosher does not accept them.

You will be able to purchase the Yeshiva Dollars, dollar for dollar, over the phone from the MBCM office, or from Rabbi Kagan and Yossi Touger following weekday davenings at Tzemach Tzedek.

MBCM will accept cash and checks. For All Fresh only credit cards will be accepted as well.

In order to help us set this up most efficiently please answer the following survey and email the response to or

Where do you do most of your grocery shopping?
All Fresh
Monsey Glatt
Wesley Kosher
Rockland Kosher
Other – Please list________________________

Rough estimate of usual amount of Yeshiva Dollars you would purchase: $___________/week or $____________/month

Preferred Method of Payment:
Credit Card

Stay tuned for the program’s launch soon. For more information contact Rabbi Yossi Touger at 845-634-7400 or 845-426-0487 or

Kesser Weekly Specials

The following are Kesser Distributors specials for this week:
  • Chicken Thighs: $1.99 per pound
  • London Broil: $8.49 per pound
See the full chicken and meat price lists for the other available items. All chicken and meat is from David Elliot, is shechted by Lubavitcher shochtim, and is under the kosher certification of the Crown Heights Beth Din (CHK) as well as OU Glatt.

To order, please contact Chaim Holtzberg at or 914-729-0838.

Mazel Tov Sabols!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Gershon and Rochel Sabol on the birth of a grandson born to Tali and Rikki Yess of Montreal!

Cheder Second Grade Boys Enjoy Apple Picking

Farbrengen for Chof Cheshvon

There will be a farbrengen this Wednesday night, October 27, following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek, in honor of the birthday of the Rebbe Rashab, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneerson, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, on the 20th of Cheshvon in 1860.

After the passing of his father, Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch, in 1882, Rabbi Sholom DovBer assumed the leadership of the movement. Over the next 38 years, he wrote and delivered some 2,000 maamarim including the famed hemshechim which contain his profound analytical treatment of Chabad Chassidism. In 1897, he established the Tomchei Temimim yeshivah in Lubavitch, the first institution of Jewish learning to integrate the "body" (Talmudic and legal studies) and "soul" (philosophic and mystical) of Torah into a cohesive, living whole; it was this unique form of education and Torah study that produced the "Temimim" -- the army of learned, inspired and devoted torchbearers who, in the decades to come, would literally give their lives to keep Judaism alive under Soviet rule.

In 1915 Rabbi Sholom DovBer was forced to flee Lubavitch from the advancing WWI front and settled in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia. In his final years, he began the heroic battle -- carried on under the leadership of his son and successor, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson -- against the new Communist regime's efforts to destroy the Jewish faith. Rabbi Sholom DovBer passed away in Rostov in 1920.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tzivos Hashem Member Kits Have Arrived

The Tzivos Hashem Member Kits include the 770 album, mission stickers, binder, as well as the monthly החיל magazine.

If your child is registered in Tzivos Hashem of Monsey, he may come and pick up his kit this Wednesday or Thursday, יב/יג מרחשון between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM, at 14 Vincent Road in Spring Valley.

The תהלים is expected to arrive within the month.

New Mechitza for Tzemach Tzedek Simcha Room

If you pledged money towards the new mechitza for the Tzemach Tzedek Simcha Room during Moshe Reitman's recent appeal, please email Moshe at with the amount so this project can move forward.

Those who didn't pledge are welcome to do so now as well.

Meshchaninovs Sponsoring Kiddush for Shloshim

Moshe and Yehudis and Eliyahu and Bracha Meshchaninov will be sponsoring the Kiddush-Farbrengen this Shabbos, Parshas Vayeira, at Tzemach Tzedek in honor of the Shloshim of their mother, Mrs. Itka bas Yona Meshchaninov A”H.

All are invited to participate!

Rabbi Lesches Out of Town

Rabbi Lesches will be out of town for the next few days but all of his shiurim will continue as usual.

Rabbi Yossi Krasnjanski will be giving tonight's Samach Vov shiur, Rabbi Eliezer Drew will be giving the Thursday night Tanya shiur, Rabbi Markowitz will be giving all of the Shabbos shiurim and farbrenging after davening, and Rabbi Aaron D. Gancz will be giving the Sunday morning Halacha shiur.

Women's Class Tonight

Rabbi Zalmen L. Markowitz will be giving a shiur for women on "The Role of a Mother as Akeres HaBayis" tonight, Wednesday, October 20, at 8:30 PM at the home of Devorah Goldstein, 6 Tokay Lane.

The class is in honor of the Yarzeit of Rochel Emeinu on the 11th of Cheshvon.

Following the shiur there will be time allotted for questions and answers relating to Chinuch.

Please note that this shiur will replace this week's Halacha class by Rabbi Lesches.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Doron Kornbluth Speaking Thursday Night

"We're not Religious. How do we keep our kids Jewish?"

Join Chabad for an entertaining, interactive, and easy-to-remember and implement seminar for parents and grandparents. Through incredible stories, jokes, and exercises, this talk has literally been life-changing for audiences world-wide, and helped parents get more involved Jewishly - for themselves and their kids.

Topics covered include:
• Principles & Practical Tips
• "Our Family is Not Exactly Typical..."
• "We're Intermarried but raising the kids as Jews..."
• “Why marry Jewish?”
• Jewish Education: Your Kids and You

The event will take place this Thursday, October 21, at 7:15 PM at the Sheraton in Mahwah, 1 International Blvd. Mahwah, NJ. $10 per person.

Mrs. Malkie Leitner to Sit Shiva

Boruch Dayan HaEmes – We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Mr. Betzalel (Salka) Egelberg OBM, the father of Mrs. Malkie Leitner.

The levaya will take place tomorrow, Wednesday October 20, at 11:30 AM beginning at Weinstein Memorial Chapel, 1652 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers, NY and will then proceed to Old Montefiore Cemetery, 121-83 Springfield Boulevard in Springfield Gardens, NY.

Mrs. Leitner will be sitting Shiva on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday at 4 Sage Place in Eastchester, NY, then on Motzei Shabbos, Sunday and Monday at 76 Regina Road in Airmont, NY.

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Kaila Lasky to Speak at Chabad of New City

Rabbi Berel Zaltzman to Farbreng This Motzai Shabbos

This Motzai Shabbos, Parsha Vayeira (October 23), Rabbi Berel Zaltzman will be farbrenging for the Yungeleit at the home of Tzili Ehrenreich, 6 Whitefield Road in Chestnut Ridge, beginning at 9:00 PM.

Rabbi Zaltzman grew up in communist Russia where he had tremendous Mesiras Nefesh for Yiddishkeit and Chinuch. After many years he moved to Israel, and then to the United States where he became a Shliach of the Rebbe in Los Angeles and then established the Fairlawn Jewish Russian community in New Jersey.

First "Evening of Learning" Tonight

The first Evening of Learning for men will take place tonight, Tuesday, October 19, from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM at Tzemach Tzedek.

All members of the community, from all of the shuls, are strongly encouraged to make an effort to participate and help create a spirit of Achdus and Torah learning in our community! Every person counts! Let our children see what we really care about.

Feel free to learn with a chavrusa, attend a small shiur or study alone.

The Evening of Learning is a weekly gathering of Anash from throughout the greater Monsey community dedicated to creating a spirit of Achdus and Torah in our growing community and takes place every Tuesday night at 8:30 PM at Tzemach Tzedek.

Rabbi Gancz Inspires Yungeleit

Close to 40 men from the Monsey area gathered in the home of Avi and Naomi Weinstein last night for an inspiring class by Rabbi Aaron Dovid Gancz about Chinuch and growing in Yiras Shamayim.

The class was the first in a series of new shiurim that were initiated by a group of Yungeleit with the aim of increasing the amount of Torah learning in the fast-growing Monsey Anash community.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Seeking Ride to Crown Heights

I am looking for a ride for 1 woman to Crown Heights either this Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. If you are able to help out please call 718-757-9149.

Mazel Tov Levines!

Mazel tov to Cheder parents Yosef and Chaya Rivka Levine of Teaneck, NJ on the birth of a baby girl!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

First HaBayis HaYehudi Shiur Monday Night

The first HaBayis HaYehudi shiur for Yungeleit (for men), will take place tomorrow night, Monday, October 18, at 8:45 PM, at the home of Avi Weinstein, 13 Ashlawn Avenue.

All Yungeleit are encouraged to participate in what promises to be a fascinating class / discussion by Rabbi Aaron D. Gancz.

If you plan on attending please RSVP to Yossel Sirota at

For the many other new and exciting shiurim and events that are happening this week please click here.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cheder Board Expands

Two new people, Zalman Goldstein and Gavriel Siklos, have joined the Board of Directors of Cheder Chabad of Monsey making the total number of Board members eight.

"Both Zalman and Gavriel are proud parents of children attending the Cheder and have exceptional business experience and a deep desire to help the Cheder continue to grow.", said Yisroel Schulman, President of the Cheder.

We wish the new members much success!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Homes for Sale

5 new colonial-style units on a private road in New Hempstead (off Viola Road) available for sale starting at $559,000.

It's early enough to select your favorite colors!

Please contact Rifkie at 845-216-4512 or

Sheva Mitzvos Brochure

N'shei Chabad of Rockland is pleased to announce the re-publishing of a beautiful brochure for mivtzoim purposes: Making the World into a Beautiful Gem, a tastefully, tactfully worded explanation of the Sheva Mitzvos B'nai Noach.

Copies are available at 6 Zabriskie Terrace. Please contact Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz at

Weekly Motzai Shabbos Tanya Shiur

Reminder - Rabbi Yossi Krasnjansky gives a weekly Tanya shiur open to men and women every Motzai Shabbos at 9:00 PM at the home of Tzvi and Esther Jacobs, 16 Glenbrook Road.

Save the Date - MBCM 3rd Annual Dinner

Mark your calendar!

The third annual Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka High School for Girls dinner will take place on Sunday, 18 Shvat, January 23, 2011.

More details to follow.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kesser Weekly Specials

The following are Kesser Distributors specials for this week:
  • Chicken Breast Fillet: $4.19
  • Pepper Steakt: $6.49
See the full chicken and meat price lists for the other available items.

To order, please contact Chaim Holtzberg at or 914-729-0838.

Daily Davening Times for Tzemach Tzedek

The daily minyan times for next week at Tzemach Tzedek are as follows:

  • Shacharis 1: 8:00 AM
  • Shacharis 2: 9:00 AM
  • Mincha: 5:30 PM
  • Maariv 1: 7:00 PM
  • Maariv 2: 9:30 PM
  • Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM
  • Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM
  • Mincha: 5:30 PM
  • Maariv 1: 7:00 PM
  • Maariv 2: 9:30 PM

Mazel Tov Hirschs!

Mazel tov to Yossi and Rochy Hirsch on the birth of a baby girl!

Shifra and Puah arranges homemade meals for mothers of newborn children from our community. If you are able to cook a meal(s), you can schedule it on Meal Train or contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898 or

Our Anash Community - New Shiurim!

Following up on Rabbi Markowitz's letters from before Yom Tov, the following is an update on the new shiurim that are starting next week, including some new shiurim for women.

Please mark your calendar and make a strong effort to attend some or all of the shiurim. Let us together, b'achdus, create a spirit of Torah learning in our community!

In order to ensure the success of each shiur please register for the shiurim that you would like to attend.

Daily - Tanya Shiur:
(For Men) - This 25-minute shiur on the Tanya portion of the daily Chitas by Rabbi Lesches will begin this Sunday, October 17, at 7:30 AM prior to the first Shacharis minyan at Tzemach Tzedek. On Sundays it will be from 7:30 AM to 7:55 AM and on Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 Am to 6:55 AM.

Monday - Monthly HaBayis HaYehudi Shiur:
(For Men) - The first HaBayis Hayehudi monthly shiur by Rabbi Aaron D. Gancz will take place this Monday night, October 18, at 8:45 PM. The location will be announced to those who register for this shiur. Please register ASAP to Yossel Sirota at

Tuesdays - Weekly Evening of Learning:
(For Men) - The first evening of learning will take place this Tuesday night, October 19, at 8:30 PM at Tzemach Tzedek. Please make every effort to participate - be it learning with a chavrusa, attending a shiur or studying alone. The evening of learning will take place every Tuesday evening at the same time and location.
If you would like to have a chavrusa arranged for you please contact:
· Tzemach Tzedek: Avraham Polinger -;
· Beis Menachem & Nusach Ari: Aroni Chein -;
· Chabad of South Monsey & Heichal Menachem: Yona Abenson -;
· If you don't daven in one of the listed shuls please contact any of the above;

Wednesday - Class for Women in Honor of Rochel Imeinu's Yarzeit:
(For Women) - In honor of the Yarzeit of Rochel Emeinu on 11 Cheshvon, Rabbi Zalmen L. Markowitz will be giving a shiur for women on "The Role of a Mother as Akeres HaBayis". Following the shiur there will be time allotted for questions and answers relating to Chinuch. The class will take place this Wednesday evening, October 20, at 8:30 PM at the home of Devorah Goldstein, 6 Tokay Lane. Please note that this one-time shiur will replace the weekly Halacha class by Rabbi Lesches.

Thursdays - Weekly Tanya Shiur for Women:
(For Women) - In conjunction with Machon Chaya a new weekly Tanya shiur by Rabbi Zalmen L. Markowitz will start this Thursday, October 21, at 10:00 AM at the home of Yehudis Abaramowitz, 6 Zabriskie Terrace. The class will take place every Thursday morning at the same time and location.

Next Motzai Shabbos - Monthly Melava Malka:
(For Men) - The first monthly Melava Malka / Farbrengen for Yungeleit will take place next Motzai Shabbos, Parshas Vayeira, October 23. Please RSVP that you will be coming to Eli Cohen at who will then send you the time and location.

Daily - Gemara Shiur:
(For Men) - Please email news at if you would attend a nightly goal-oriented Gemara shiur. Please also include which time in the evening works best for you (7:45, 8:45 or 9:45).

Seeking Ride to Monsey

If anyone is going from Crown Heights to Monsey tomorrow, Friday, and has room for 2 people, please call Dini at 845-406-3960.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Seeking Ride to Crown Heights

Looking for a ride from Monsey to Crown Heights this Friday, Erev Parshas Lech Lcha, after 1:30 PM for one boy and one high school girl. Please call 845-371-5918 or 845-304-1560 if you are able to give them a lift.

Event for Mothers of Cheder Chabad Students

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Know Your Brochos!" Program Launched at Cheder Chabad

An exciting new program has recently started in Cheder Chabad of Monsey and numerous other schools.

“Know Your Brochos!” is a set of 54 cards, created by Rabbi Moshe Wiener, which children collect and trade among each other, working to get a full set. Each card features a picture of a certain food along with its Brocha and after-Brocha. On the back of the cards are interesting facts about the food as well as different Halachos and Torah concepts.

The boys are able to earn Brochos cards from their Melamed or Menahal in many different ways, such as saying a nice, clear brocha or showing good behavior. It is so beautiful to hear boys saying Brochos out loud and making sure that they say the correct Brocha on a particular food.

The boys are very excited and involved in the program. There are many goals imbedded into this Brochos program. First and foremost is bringing an awareness and enthusiasm for saying Brochos. The children should also learn the correct Brochos to specific foods, in a visual way. So far, we are seeing much success with these goals.

In the merit of all the beautiful Brochos being said by the children, may we merit the coming of Moshiach!

Rabbis Lesches & Markowitz at Mendel Rubashkin's Bar Mitzvah

For more pictures please click here.

Mazel Tov Larkins - L'chaim!

Mazel tov to Chona and Shulamis Larkin on the engagement of their daughter Riki to Naftoli Meisner of Monsey!

The l'chaim will take place this Sunday night, October 17th, from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM at L'Chaim Manor, 455 Route 306.

Cheder Chosen for Pilot Teacher Training Program

Cheder Chabad of Monsey was chosen by The Menachem Education Foundation for a pilot teacher training program.

The Menachem Education Foundation has partnered with the Jewish New Teachers Project to provide coaching to graduates of its Teacher Training Program. The program pairs up new teachers with an experienced teacher/mentor who observes and mentors the new teacher for at least 1.5 hours weekly. The mentoring is data-driven and uses the framework that the Jewish New Teachers Project adopted from the New Teacher Center at Santa Cruz University.

“This project is bringing a new energy into our school. It provides new teachers the ability of reflecting honestly in a non threatening environment,” remarked Rabbi Avrohom Wolowik, principal of Cheder Chabad of Monsey. “The focus on supporting new teachers is crucial for the future of the Cheder and the success of the children in our classrooms.”

This project was made possible through the generous support of the U’Foratzto Foundation. The Menachem Foundation hopes to expand the program into other Chabad schools by the next year. The Jewish New Teachers Project is a branch of the New Teacher Center at Santa Cruz University and is funded by Jim Joseph Foundation, Avichai Foundation and the UJA Federation of New York.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mazel Tov Kahns - Bris Tomorrow!

Mazel tov to Moishe and Shoshana Kahn on the birth of a baby boy!

The Bris will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, at L'chaim Manor, 455 Route 306. Shacharis will be at 6:45 AM followed by the Bris at 7:15 AM.

Mazel Tov Ollas!

Mazel tov to Nosson and Rivka Olla on the recent birth of a baby boy!

Shifra and Puah arranges homemade meals for mothers of newborn children from our community. If you are able to cook a meal(s), you can schedule it on Meal Train or contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898 or

Yosef Shandling Bikes in Brooklyn

Yosef Shandling riding with CH Cycles, a bicycle and fitness awareness group run by Yoske Strasberg of the Crown Heights Bike Shop, during its first bike race this past Sunday at Prospect Park.

Seeking Family to Host High School Bochur

Looking for a family that would be willing to host a 15 year old bochur who would be attending Yeshivas Menachem mendel Lubavitch of Monsey (preferably with their own boy(s) attending the same Yeshiva).

If you would be interested please contact Rabbi Zalman Bukiet at 561-245-1142 or Chani Bukiet at 561-843-4239.

Mazel Tov Kagans!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Chaim Dovid and Miriam Kagan on the birth of a grandson born to Lipman and Shulamis Heller of Crown Heights!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bais Menachem Annual General Meeting

Bais Menachem will be having its Annual General Meeting (AGM) tomorrow, Monday, October 11, at the Shul at 8:30 PM.

All men and women who frequent the Shul are encouraged to attend. Your input is valuable! Please come and share your ideas or constructive criticism about how we can continue to grow and flourish as a Shul and community.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Seeking Ride to Crown Heights

If you are going to Crown Heights for Shabbos and have room for 1 person please call Dini at 845-406-3960.

UNITY Music Video to Support Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin

Click here to donate. Purchase the single for 99 cents here (all proceeds benefit the Rubashkin Defense Fund).

Unity for Justice has united 30 Jewish musicians in a single musical production to promote universal unity amongst Jewish and secular communities, in the hope and belief that unity and togetherness will raise public awareness for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin’s case, and increase donations to help fund his legal team.

Sholom Mordechai ran the Iowa-based Agriprocessors kosher meat factory until it was closed down by federal authorities in 2008. Subsequently, Rubashkin was arrested for defrauding a bank in order to maintain a line of credit to keep the family business afloat.

Unlike others charged with similar crimes, Sholom Mordechai was not granted bail during his trial, was kept in solitary confinement for days, was denied kosher food and access to religious items for significant periods of time. In addition, the banks he defrauded had no complaint against him, because he made payments on time. The only crime was allegedly falsifying business information in order to acquire the loans.

Despite his alleged wrongdoings, Rubashkin is clearly not a threat to society, yet he has been treated like a violent criminal. In June 2010, Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years imprisonment.

It is to this injustice that the wider Jewish community, and much of general America, has reacted so strongly. The American public expects its judicial system to be just and non-discriminatory. Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin’s sentence is far harsher than his crime, and Judge Linda Reade’s decision disappointed many Americans’ faith in their legal system.

The Rubashkin case has resulted in solidarity evenings, prayer gatherings and generous contributions to Sholom Mordechai’s defense team. The injustice has bolstered widespread unity among people from all walks of life. Why has this case touched so many hearts across the world?

A humble philanthropist and father of ten, Sholom Mordechai could have built himself an estate, taken extravagant vacations and bought his children all the latest trends and gadgets. Instead, he chose to support struggling institutions and individuals, fund a soup kitchen and open his home to those in need.

Sholom Mordechai is a righteous man who made a mistake, and that is something everyone can relate to. Sholom Mordechai must pay a price for his mistake, but 27 years incarceration, a virtual life sentence for the 51 year old man, is excessive and unfair for a case where no one was hurt, and no one is in danger. The courts need to take into consideration the life that Sholom Mordechai lead, his legendary kindness and generosity, his wife and ten children who need their husband and father at home, and others who did the same bank defrauding and were sentenced to only a few months in prison.

Unity for Justice has united 30 Jewish musicians in a single musical production to promote universal unity amongst Jewish and secular communities, in the hope and belief that unity and togetherness will raise public awareness for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin’s case, and increase donations to help fund his legal team, who are now working to appeal Judge Linda Reade’s ruling.

Participants (in order of appearance):
Ken Burges, Dovid Gabay, Mendy Werdyger, Beri weber, Yeedle, Yossi Green, Yehudah Green, MBD, Benny Friedman, Aaron Razel, Lipa, Boruch Levine, Michoel Schnitzler, Shloime Taussig, Mendy Werzberger, Sruly Werdyger, Bentzi Marcus, Yossi Goldstein, Avi and Yossi Piamenta, Dovid Dachs, Shloime Gertner, Avrohom Fried, Yaakov Shwekey, Sparks Choir, Y-love, Yanky Lemmer, Gad Elbaz, Shloime Dachs, Ohad, Shira Choir, Describe, Yoni Zigelboum, Yitzchak Fuchs, Moshe Kravitsky, Avi Begun, Rivi Schwebel, Ari Klein, Shua Kessin, Dovid Stein, Michoel Pruzansky, C Lanzbom.

Written by MBD and Shea Mendelowitz. Additional lyrics by MBD and Moshe Kravitsky.

Like angels in the sky
In a garden full of glory
The galaxy so brilliantly related
Ultimately high
On that first page of our story
‘Till the time our parents were created

Envious brother Cain
Threw a blow so mad and chilling
Tragically he never did recover
It’s really so insane
All our selfishness, that’s killing
That stranger who’s our sister and our brother


So listen brother, listen friend Enlarge Notes
Just a little smile, a helping hand
And we all will find a loving kind humanity
We must teach our children to
Treat your fellow friends like they were you
And then we all find some peace of mind and unity

Eagle soaring by
could you lift him up with you now
and fly him home w justice pride and freedom
His eyes are gazing wide
From behind the bars he prays now

With faith with joy, oh how we wait to greet him
Ages rushing by
Writing chapters full of sorrow
Webs of self destruction, we are weaving
Because if we don’t even try
There’s no hope for our tomorrow
So what’s it all worth if we are not achieving?


Yes one thing makes me smile
I can feel that happy ending
As justice will prevail, so delighted
And in just a little while
He will join in freedom singing
With peace and love across a world united


Meshane Makom, Meshane Mazal!

N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

New Titles:
  • Breaking Through Barriers: The Rebbe's Maamar on Simcha
  • On Prayer and Contemplation: Reb Hillel Paritcher
  • Luach Colel Chabad 5771
  • For children: Sara Finds a Mitzva
Tallesim, Tallis Katan, Wooden Wall Pushkas, and more...

Please call Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249 or visit us at 6 Zabriskie Terrace.

Seeking Apartment Near Tzemach Tzedek

Seeking a furnished, above-ground studio or one bedroom apartment for immediate occupancy that is walking distance to Tzemach Tzedek for a single adult. Please call 845-499-0213.

Writing With a Flair

Seeking Kiddush Sponsor

If you would like to have the merit of sponsoring the Kiddush this Shabbos, Rosh Chodesh Cheshvon, at Tzemach Tzedek please contact Reb Avraham Hayman at

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monsey Boys Enjoy Sukkos Camp

Boruch Hashem Monsey’s first ever SUKKOS CAMP, a project of Monsey Youth & Rabbi Sruly Goldberg, was a smashing success! The campers had a very meaningful and most exciting Chol HaMoed experience.

There was a very tight schedule packing in the very most Ruchniyus and Gashmiyus that the day allowed.

SUKKOS CAMP began with a bang! Dividing of the bunks followed with counselor Reuvy Litzman as Chazan, leading a beautiful and very chayosdike Shacharis. The campers had a chance to learn how to do the nanuim during Hallel and how to circle around the Bimah for Hoshanos.

After a quick snack in the Sukkah, the campers split into learning classes. Knowing the importance of learning Torah every day (even during vacation), the campers learned Mishnayos, Halocha and a Sicha with great diligence.

Under the guidance of Mendel Kroll, the boys got right to work with Arts & Crafts. Being very creative every camper designed their very own edible Sukkah. It was a lot of fun and very tasty too!

The schedule said it was time for lunch, so into the Sukkah we went for mac & cheese, corn on the cob and salad. After some Sukkos trivia questions and second, third, . . . helpings of the delicious lunch, a spectacular bentching took place.

The vans were already waiting to make sure the campers were on time for Mivtzoim at the Esther Gitlow senior living centre. When they got there counselor Zevi Schulman directed a very freiliche and varme Kapelia (choir). The campers sang and danced to the great delight of the residents. Camper Dovid Jacobs accompanied the choir on the piano. After the singing and dancing the boys went around helping the residents bentch Lulov & Esrog, give Tzedakah and presented each of them with a special gift. The campers really enhanced the Simchas Yom Tov of all the residents while helping them perform the many MItzvos.

Back to camp for our next activity - a grand game of GAGA! The campers had a great time playing together and trying to beat the counselors.

That activity really worked up an appetite . . . time for our afternoon snack. We had another chance to make so many brochos especially a Leishev B’Sukkah.

Then we all went to the back of the shul where Counselor Yissochor Eisenberg set up a video of the Rebbe. We heard about the children’s rallies that the Rebbe would come to on Chol Hamoed Sukkos, and how much Nachas we can give the Rebbe even today. So we went ahead and had a rally right there in Beis Menachem. We said the psukim and sang some niguunim.

Some campers were then presented with an “Award” and a special gift for their effort in Davening, Learning, Ahavas Yisroel and MIvtzoim.

At the end of such a fun filled, action packed, meaningful Chol Hamoed day, the only question left was “Can I come to Sukkos camp tomorrow”?

A big Yashor Koiach to all the Teiere Bochurim who made this camp a success. May the Eibeshter bentch you with Hatzlocha in your learning and continuously going M’chayil El Chayil.

Volunteers Needed - E-Credit Opportunity

Volunteers are needed to call 30 members of Anash each to solicit donations to pay Cheder Chabad of Monsey Rebbeim and staff back salaries from last year.

The Cheder is trying to raise $30,000 under this campaign and will solicit donations of $54 and $108. For Cheder parents in need e-credits, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to earn credit!

This opportunity is available to the first 10 volunteers who respond. Please call 845 406-3288 or e-mail

New Playgroup

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tzivos Hashem of Monsey Registration Deadline

The registration deadine for Tzivos Hashem of Monsey for boys in grades 3 through 6 is next Wednesday, October 13.

To register, click here.

Parents will still be able to register their children after the deadline but it will take longer to receive the registration items.

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvon Farbrengen for Women

Finkelstein Library Offers Amnesty on Overdue Books

Finkelstein Memorial Library cardholders now have the opportunity to return overdue Finkelstein materials (books, DVDs, CDs and games) without being charged fines through next Saturday, October 16.

There is no limit on how long ago the materials were due or on the number of items returned. They may be returned to the library or to one of our off-site drops. Materials not in good condition will be subject to the usual replacement charges.

This is also an opportunity for cardholders with overdue fines only to clear their accounts at a 50 percent reduction of the total due. To be eligible, you must: be a Finkelstein cardholder; come to the library in person; pay the full 50 percent; and, re-register if your membership has expired.

NOTE:This amnesty applies to Finkelstein cardholders and Finkelstein materials only. Fines on materials from other libraries will not be waived.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Rabbi Wolowick on Menachem Foundation's Principal Training Program

In this video from the Menachem Foundation, Rabbi Avremel Wolowick, among other Chabad Principals, speak about how the Principal Leadership Program with Dr. Olga Welch and other professionals has helped them. Rabbi Wolowick speaks at 3:36.

Proposed Budget Would Raise Property Taxes

By Steve Lieberman, The Journal News

RAMAPO — Ramapo property owners would see their town taxes jump by several hundred dollars in 2011 under a $78.5 million budget proposed by the town supervisor.
The Town Board is to meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday to receive the tentative budget and set workshop meetings and a public hearing.

The spending plan — which increases spending by $3.5 million and includes 5 percent raises for elected officials and nonunion members — breaks down tax rates into several categories.

The proposed budget would increase town property taxes by 4.97 percent, with taxes for town police services rising 6.2 percent, and sewer user fees jumping 4.89 percent, Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence said.

He said the budget's tax rates based on $50,000 per assessed valuation of property would be:

• $23.05 for all property owners.
• $12.45 for owners of nonvillage property.
• $70.10 for property owners who get police services, excluding Suffern and Spring Valley. The two villages have departments.
• $3.97 for sewer fees.

The rates mean, for example, that nonvillage property owners will likely pay about $109.57 per $50,000 of assessed valuation of their property when combining the rates.

Those taxpayers living in villages would not pay the $12.45 rate but they pay village property taxes, amounts that could be more or less than the town rate and include town services. They would also pay the town rate, the police tax rate, and the sewer fee.

The town also charges taxpayers a fee to send out school property tax bills.

Click here to continue the article.

Goldbergs Kick Off Shlichus With a Camel

Former Rockland Shluchim and current directors of Chabad of Rechavia in Jerusalem, Rabbi Yisroel and Shoshi Goldberg, featured a Sukkah balanced on a camel for their inaugural event on Chol HaMoed Sukkos.

Welcome Van Halems!

Welcome to Boruch and Chani Van Halem on their move to our community (Viola Road)!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Looking for a Carpool Partner

I am looking to carpool with someone who can take my son to to the Gancz's on College Road and Route 59 from Cheder Chabad at 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

In exchange, I would be happy to take your child anywhere in Monsey on Mondays and Wednesdays.

If you can help with this, I would greatly appreciate it! Please call Devorah Ganzc at 845-368-1889 or 845-746-1982.

Weekly Shiurim for Women

With the renewal of our spiritual energy recently elevated by the Yomim Tovim of Tishrei, we invite all women and older girls to the following weekly classes:
  • Monday night, 8:00 PM, Rabbi Reuven Flamer, Sichos of the Rebbe 5750-52 at the home of Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz, 6 Zabriskie Terrace.
  • Tuesday night, 8:00 PM Sharp, Rabbi Zalman Leib Markowitz, Sichos and Maamarim of the Rebbe at the home of Mrs. Aidel Backman, 520 Viola Road.
  • Wednesday morning, 10:30 AM, Mrs. Bracha Meshchaninov, Interactive Text-based Parsha Class at the home of Mrs. Yehudis Chana Meshchaninov, 1 West Fessler Drive (location this week only).
  • Wednesday night, 8:00 PM, Rabbi Boruch Lesches, Hilchos Shabbos at Tzemach Tzedek, 2 Langeries Drive.
If you have any questions, please call Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249.

Ribnitzer Rebbe's 15th Yarzeit

Thousands of people visited the Viznitz Cemetery in Monsey today, located on the corner of Route 306 and Brick Church Road, to daven at the kever of the Ribnitzer Rebbe zt’l, Rabbi Chaim Zanvil Abramowitz, on the occasion of his 15th yarzeit. Photo: A.Y.Weber

Friendship Circle Comes to Monsey!

Friendship Circle of Suffern, a program of Chabad of Suffern, is beginning to service the Monsey community!

They are starting by offering this opportunity to 10 Anash families and will then expand to the greater Monsey community.

They have 20 High School girls from Ateres Beis Yaakov that are interested in volunteering in frum homes. The volunteers visit special needs children for one hour a week as a playdate. At least one parent must be home at the time of the visit.

If you are interested in recieving volunteers please contact Devorah at 845-368-1889 or

Additionally, Friendship Circle of Suffern is looking for High School age boys that would like to volunteer for some special needs boys. If you know anyone that would be interested in volunteering please have them contact Devorah at the above contact information as well.

The Friendship Circle provides assistance and support to the families of children with special needs. In addition to helping those in need, the Friendship Circle enriches its vast network of volunteers by enabling them to reap the rewards of selfless giving. The Friendship Circle was founded on the idea that within each person is a soul, and that soul is the same regardless of any limitations that may surround it. That regardless of whatever natural gifts we may have or lack, regardless of what obstacles and challenges we may confront, our souls are sacred and worthy of boundless love. We believe that every human being deserves the gift of true friendship. Friendship has a ripple effect on the community, impacting the lives of all involved, raising the consciousness of society at large.

Mazel Tov Baruchs!

Mazel tov to Mordechai and Mania Baruch on the birth of a granddaughter born to Mendy and Bassie Baruch of Crown Heights!

Mazel Tov Poltoraks!

Mazel tov to Alex and Leah Poltorak on the birth of a granddaughter born to Mosheh and Elisehva Poltorak of Crown Heights!

Daily Minyan Times

The daily minyan times for this week at Tzemach Tzedek are as follows:

Today, Sunday only, Mincha will be at 6:30 PM sharp. For the remainder of the week it will be at 6:00 PM.

Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM
Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM
Mincha: 6:00 PM
Maariv 1: 7:15 PM
Maariv 2: 9:30 PM

סכת הנופלת

The large Sukkah at Tzemach Tzedek took a beating during the storm on Shmini Atzeres. Two people suffered light injuries when the Sukkah collapsed.

Rubashkin Bar Mitzvah - You're Invited...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Meshchaninovs Sitting Shiva

Boruch Dayan HaEmes - We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Itka bas Yona Meshchaninov A”H, the mother of Moshe and Ilya Meshchaninov, on the first day of Sukkos.

Moshe and Ilya (Eliyahu) will be sitting Shiva beginning tomorrow, Sunday, through this Thursday morning at the home of Ilya Meshchaninov, 32 Southgate Drive.

The times that they will be available for Nichum Aveilim are as follows:

Following Shacharis until 11:00 AM.
From 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Following Mincha and Maariv until 9:30 PM.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
Following Shacharis until 10:30 AM.
From 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

The following are the davenings times:

Shacharis: 8:00 AM
Mincha: 6:15 PM
Maariv: At the zman

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:
Shacharis: 7:00 AM
Mincha: 6:15 PM
Maariv: At the zman

Shacharis: 7:00 AM

Phone: 845-354-7424

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים