Monday, May 31, 2010

Cheder Chabad of Monsey Celebrates 11 Years!

Cheder Chabad of Monsey hosted a beautiful gala reception in honor of its 11th year anniversary this past Sunday night held in the grand ballroom of the Cheder Chabad of Monsey’s Girls Building.

The evening began with a Torah Fair and Science Expo where students displayed their love and excitement for learning followed by an elegant Dinner Reception.

Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Cheder Chabad's Menahel, provided opening remarks and Rabbi Avrohom Wolowick, Principal of the Cheder Boys School, then recited the Rebbe's Kapital of Tehillim. The President of Cheder Chabad, Yisroel Schulman, Esq. presented Rabbi Boruch Lesches, Rav of the Monsey Chabad community, the Avodas HaKodesh Award. Rav Lesches provided a Dvar Torah as well as words of praise for the Cheder’s teaching staff and Board of Directors.

Honoree, Dr. Daniel Carr of Boston, received the Pillar of Torah Benefactors Award and in his brief address remarked how impressed he was with the students of Cheder Chabad.

The many guests were then treated to the return of the Cheder Chabad of Monsey’s Boys Choir led by Bentzi Ptalis, of Kol Naor Boys Choir fame, accompanied by the live music of Rabbi Zalman Goldstein.

Reception guests were also treated to a new video featuring the Cheder’s Pre-School which was followed by the drawing for the Cheder’s Cash Bonanza launched last year. Cheder parent, Dr. Chaim Gross of Short Hills, NJ had the winning ticket and immediately donated the cash prize back to the Cheder!

In addition, a Chana Kurinsky Sheitel was raffled and won by Cheder parents, Rabbi & Mrs. Michel Gurkov of Wayne, NJ. A special surprise presentation was made to pillars of the Cheder, Avraham and Devorah Hayman for their on-going support of the Mosad.

Reception guests each received a copy of the Cheder’s Scroll of Supporters as well as a chocolate compact disc labeled with the Cheder’s logo placing a sweet ending on a beautiful evening.

Thanks to Aroni Chein of Picture Perfect Photography for the pictures. Thanks to Ruvi Litzman for the choir video. Thanks to Bracha Siklos for filming and producing the Pre-School in Motion video.

Pictures of the Torah Fair that preceded the reception:

Pictures of the reception:

Video of the Cheder Chabad of Monsey Boys Choir singing at the reception:

New "Cheder Chabad Pre-School in Motion" Video produced for the reception:

Levaya of Reb Shmuel Meshchaninov A"H

Boruch Dayan HaEmes - We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Reb Shmuel Meshchaninov A"H, father of Moshe and Ilya Meshchaninov.

The Levaya will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, June 1, at 12 Noon at Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey. The burial will take place at the Sons of Israel Cemetery on the corner of Brick Church Road and Route 306.

Shiva information will be posted shortly.

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים


Please say tehillim for Shmuel ben Rachel.

Kehos Pre-Publication Sale - Free Shipping

No shipping charges if you order through the N'shei Chabad Bookstore at 845-558-8249 or

Ramapo Police Patrolling Main Street in Monsey on Horseback Today

Ride Available

If anyone needs a ride both ways to Crown Heights tonight (Monday), Tuesday or Thursday night please call 718-344-8250.

Cheder Chabad Science Fair 2010

Farbrengen Tonight

Boruch Silverstein and Mendi Labkowski invite you to a farbrengen in honor of their respective birthdays, tonight, Monday, May 31, at 9:20 PM (following the 9:00 Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek) at the Silverstein home, 179 McNamara Road.

Mazel Tov Ehrenreichs!

Mazel tov to Tzili and Chaya Ehrenreich on the birth of a baby boy!

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