Friday, June 25, 2010

Torah Education in Israel

Monsey Yungeleit Achdus Camping Trip

An Achdus initiative was arranged amongst Yungeleit from the area; an overnight at Lake Sebago on Rosh Chodesh Taamuz. In total, close to twenty men attended and enjoyed activities such as table tennis, a highly competitive volley ball game and swimming in the lake. This was all followed by a grand BBQ dinner and a very warm and meaningful Farbrengen around the bonfire.

At the Farbrengen one by one stories were shared, particularly personal stories of the Rebbe and personal stories of how some of those in attendance came to join Chabad and become Frum yidden. The stories were broken up by niggunim accompanied by Yitzy Goldsmith on the guitar until long into the night, before everyone rolled into their cabins, grabbed a few hours sleep and headed off to work early the following morning.

Yasher Koach to Shloime Litzman and Uriel Ash for all their hard work arranging the event.

Cheder 5th Graders Enjoy Liberty Science Museum

The Cheder's 5th grade boys had a wonderful fun and educational end of year trip to the Liberty Science Museum in Liberty, New Jersey.

On the fourth floor the boys learnt about different forms of energy, and then went on a visit to Mars! On Mars they explored the best way to build a rocket, attempted to complete a conceptual task whilst spinning in a chair and explored using their hands in inflated astronaut gloves! In an exhibition entitled "How does it Work" they investigated,among much else, surface tension with lifting a giant bubble and climbed a fossil wall.

We had a light lunch and then continued exploring... going to an exhibit on infectious diseases we rode a mock subway to find out about how infectious diseases are spread, watched a video about cells and then explored various options of how to neutralise invasive germs including playing a great computer game where the boys destroyed the germs to watching all the stages of an operation on a very special patient... a banana!

As our grand finale we visited an exhibition called "Skyscrapers" seeing a remnant from the Twin Tower's high beams (which kids could walk across) and opportunities to investigate working with foundations, earthquake resistance and using a bulldozer.

A great time was had by all, thank you to Mrs. Meshchaninov, Mr Cohen. and Rabbi Gurgov for being great chaperones!

Cheder Boys Win Prizes for Fundraising

This year the Cheder’s Boy Division raised over $2,000 on Purim and a raffle was held for the boys who raised the most money.

Dovid Amsel of the 6th grade won the Grand Prize of a Schwinn Mountain Bike and Mendy Schild and Sholom Ber Winsbacher won the runner up prizes of iPod shuffles.

Mazel Tov Kushnirs!

Mazel tov to Dr. Shimon and Lynne Kushnir on the birth of a granddaughter born to Adam and Joy Kushnir!

Cheder Chabad Holds First 8th Grade Boys Graduation!

This past Wednesday night, the Cheder held its first boys 8th grade graduation!

Rabbi Wolowik welcomed everyone and introduced Mendel Jacobs, a talmid of 8th grade to act as MC. The MC called upon fellow talmidim Yechezkel Gross and Mendel Klein to recite the Rebbe’s and Rebetzin’s capitel tehillim.

The dean and founder of the Cheder, Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman was then called upon to read a letter of the Rebbe that was sent to graduates in 5761. He then translated the letter and shared a few emotional words of his feelings of seeing the first class of Cheder graduate.

The Moroh D’asrah of Kehilas Chabad in Monsey, Rabbi Boruch Lesches shared with the graduates some very warm and personal words on what is exoected from the talmidim as they grow up.

Mendel Krasnjanski recited a d’var Torah. Mendel Litzman represented the class in sharing what Cheder means to him and told a beautiful story about the Rebbe concerning the sensitivity the Rebbe had for the feelings of others and how we need to follow in the Rebbe’s footsteps. Noach Zeiler expressed gratitude to Cheder personnel on behalf of his class. The class then surprised their beloved Rebbe, Rabbi Yossi Soble with a gift that they bought for him for all his personal time that he invested in each talmid individually.

The Boy’s Principal, Rabbi Avrohom Wolowik and the General Studies Principal, Mrs. Simonne Nenner then distributed to all students the diplomas and a specially inscribed Tanya. A slideshow of pictures of previous years was created by Mendel Simon and showed during the event. It was a true inspirational and happy event. We wish the graduates much hatzlacha in all their endeavors!

Shloshim for Shmuel Meshchaninov A"H

The Meshchaninov family will be hosting a gathering to honor the memory of Moshe and Ilya's father, Shmuel ben Mendel obm, on the occasion of his Shloshim, this Wednesday evening at 7:15 PM at the home of Ilya Meshchaninov, 32 South Gate Drive.

The event will begin with Mincha, followed by a Seuda/Farbrengen and then Maariv.

Girls Available to Tutor or Babysit

A few Polter girls, high school and post-high school age, are available to babysit or tutor Hebrew subjects (including Chassidus) and/or English subjects. Excellent references available. Please call 845-517-7315.

Shusterman Shabbos Sheva Brachos

Rabbi and Mrs. Yisroel and Sarah Feige Shusterman invite the community to Shabbos Sheva Brachos in honor of the Chosson and Kallah this Shabbos, Parshas Balak, following davening at Tzemach Tzedek.

New Oholei Torah Shluchim to Monsey!

The new Shluchim from Oholei Torah that will be coming to Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey for next year are Eliyahu Parks, Levi Kirshenberg, Yitzchak Kenar, Chanoch Rosenfeld, Ahraon Rabinowitz and Menachem Mendel Rice!

N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

Attention YSP Morristown campers! The Frierdiker Rebbe's Maamarim Melukatim - Chelek Aleph is available through the N'shei Chabad Bookstore for $15 each.

Orders must be placed on or before this Monday evening, June 28. You can pickup at 6 Zabriskie Terrace on Tuesday evening, June 29 after 7:00 PM.

Kitzur Shulchan Aruch Im Piskei Admor HaZaken may also be ordered.

To order, please call Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249.