Friday, April 9, 2010

Hillel at RCC to Hold Holocaust Commemoration Events

Four Lubavitchers Nominated for Federation Hero Contest

Four local Lubavitcher couples have been nominated for the Jewish Federation of Rockland County's Rockland Jewish Hero Contest:

Rabbi Avreml and Chany Kotlarsky - Shluchim to New City;

Rabbi Chaim Tzvi (Tzili) and Chaya Ehrenreich - Shluchim to Chestnut Ridge;

Rabbi Shmuel Zanvil and Devorah Gancz - Shluchim to Suffern;

Rabbi Dov and Shevy Oliver - Hillel Directors at Rockland Community College;

Voting is now open at

The first place winner will be announced at the Federation's annual dinner and will receive a $1,000 monetary prize and be listed as "Hero of the Year" on the Federation website.

Rabbi Avreml Kotlarsky:
Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Ehrenreich:
Rabbi Shmuel Zanvil Gancz:
Rabbi Dov Oliver:

This Monday is Chof Ches Nissan

This Monday is Chof Ches Nissan, the day in 5751 (1991) on which the Rebbe issued an emotional call to increase their efforts to bring Moshiach.

Spoken in an anguished voice and in uncharacteristically personal terms, the Rebbe's words deeply shocked the Chassidim and reverberated worldwide.

"How is it that the Redemption has not yet been attained?" the Rebbe cried. "That despite all that has transpired and all that has been done, Moshiach has still not come? What more can I do? I have done all I can to bring the world to truly demand and clamor for the Redemption...The only thing that remains for me to do is to give over the matter to you. Do all that is in your power to achieve this thing--a most sublime and transcendent light that needs to be brought down into our world with pragmatic tools... I have done all I can. I give it over to you. Do all that you can to bring the righteous redeemer, immediately! I have done my part. From this point on, all is in your hands..."