Monday, July 19, 2010

Chabad of Chestnut Ridge at Nyack Street Fair

Yesterday, Sunday, Chabad of Chestnut Ridge, led by Rabbi Chaim Zvi (Tzili) & Chaya Ehrenreich, had a booth, under the scorching sun, at the Nyack Street Fair on Main Street in Nyack.

Hundreds of people stopped by the Chabad booth where over 25 people put on Tefilin, 60 neshek kits were distributed, more than 300 brochures about all mivtzoim were given out and many people asked to be notified of upcoming events at the Chabad Center.

Three people, including an 80 year old man, put on Tefilin for the first time in their lives – fully completing the celebration of their respective Bar Mitzvahs! When each one put one Tefilin there was singing and dancing “siman tov u'mazal tov” in the streets of Nyack. There was one frum bystander who was literally in tears of joy as he witnessed the amazing scene.

Many children also had the opportunity to do art projects about Yerushalayim and Eretz Yisroel.

Special thanks goes to the bochurim, Adam Epstein, Mechi Gancz and Binyamin Kroker for helping out all day with tremendous Chayus and devotion.

Camp Fund Garage Sale Update

Boruch Hashem we have received quite a number of items already for the upcoming garage sale to benefit the camp scholarship fund for Monsey Chabad children.

If you still have items to donate, we are still happy to take them, and will schedule another pickup day. Please call 914-263-9221 or 845-354-1114 if you would like to know where to drop stuff off or to have someone pick up, if necessary.

In addition, please call or email if you can volunteer your time next week to catalog and label prices. We also need volunteers on the Sunday of the actual garage sale to help man tables. We are splitting it into 2 hour blocks of time and anyone who can offer to man it for some period of time would be greatly appreciated.

We are looking forward to a successful garage sale, on Sunday, August 1, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Beis Menachem, 360 Route 306.

Cheder Raises More Than 26K in Phone-A-Thon

47 members of the community generously gave of their time yesterday for Cheder Chabad’s first ever Phone-A-Thon. Through their effort more than $26,000 was raised after the matching grants!

The Cheder would like to express heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our very good
friend and benefactor Mr. Avraham Hayman and the others who made
the "triple match" possible.

We would like to also thank all those who responded to the calls and pledged money to our Cheder!

The Cheder would especially like to express publicly its appreciation to all those parents and friends who participated in the Phone-A-Thon and spent hours on the
phone soliciting on behalf of the Cheder (we apologize if any name is inadvertently left out. if that happens - please tell us.):

Rabbi E. Soieffer, Mrs. M. Schechter, Mr. M. Kolt, Mrs. B. Fischer, Mrs. Farkas, Mrs. C. Bronstein, Mrs. S.R. Abramowitz, Mrs. D. Abramowitz, Mr. Y. Wasserman, Mrs. C. Webb, Mrs. S. Perline, Mrs. E. Jacobs, Mr. E. Drew, Rabbi Y. Abramov, Mrs. M. Bobroff, Mr. Y. Schulman, Mrs. R. Schulman, Mrs. C. Rosenbluh, Mr. D.Y. Rapoport, Mrs. B. Friedman, Mr. G. Sandler, Mrs. B. Sperlin, Mr. A. Crane, Mrs. D. Hayman, Rabbi D. Oliver, Mr. Y. Lipszyc, Mr. N. Kaplan, Mr. S. Niasoff, Mrs. R. Liberow, Mrs. P. Flamer, Mrs. R.L. Ash, Mr. A. Gleyzer, and Mr. T Webb.

Finally, our deepest thanks and appreciation goes to Mr. Chaim Bloch who set up the computer data program for the Phone-A-Thon and spent the entire day entering the data as it came in from all our solicitors.

In the merit of this help to the Cheder, may all of these people see Yiddishe and Chassidishe nachas from all their families, amidst abundant B'rochos from on High, in good health.

Monsey Bochurim at Yeshiva Summer Program (YSP) in Morristown

Seeking Couple to Lead High Holiday Services for Teens

Chabad of Suffern is looking for a couple that would like to join our staff for the High Holidays, staying at the Holiday Inn for the Yomim Tovim.

Over the last two years Chabad's High Holiday services has seen tremendous growth! Last year we had close to 400 people and approximately 50 teens, this year we are expecting a larger crowd. We are therefore looking for someone to develop a teen program and engage these teens in meaningful activity and services.

If you would like to be involved in this amazing shlichus opportunity please call Chabad at 845-368-1889.

Seeking Hebrew School Teachers

Chabad of Suffern is looking for teachers that would like to join our Chabad Hebrew School staff. We are also looking for a Hebrew speaking teacher and some specialty teachers for cooking, art, drama, Hebrew, etc.

Please call Devorah at 845-368-1889 or email your resume to if interested.

Chabad of Suffern's Hebrew School has B"H grown tremendously. In our third year we expect to have more than 50 children.

Cheder Chabad Acquires Thrift Shop - Volunteers Needed

The Board of Cheder Chabad of Monsey is excited to announce the acquisition of a Thrift Shop whose proceeds will go exclusively to the Cheder! The Thrift Shop is located on Route 306 just past Rockland Kosher (below RCDC). Much appreciation is extended to Avrohom and Batsheva Baruch for making this phenomenal opportunity available to the Cheder.

The location of the Thrift Shop is ideal and the Board is excited to have a business venture that can funnel sorely needed funding into our Cheder. To make this business venture a success, the volunteer help of the women of Chabad of Monsey is an absolute necessity! The following are needed and each capable neshei woman is called upon to e-mail her capabilities and hours of availability, as well as suggestions to

1. The Thrift Shop needs a name.
Some suggestions are "Monsey Thrift Shop", "Monsey Thrift Shoppe", "Cheder Thrift Shop", and "Chinuch Thrift Shop". Please send your thoughts on these and/or suggest something else.

2. The Thrift Shop needs volunteers.
The Thrift Shop has been out of operation for the past few months and needs immediate attention. Women are being asked to volunteer two hour shifts between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm to sort through and organize merchandise.

3. The Thrift Shop needs a shop keeper.
The Cheder will pay one half or three-quarter time shop keeper whose responsibilities will include opening the store in the morning and closing it in the afternoon/evening, depositing cash at the bank on a daily basis, managing volunteers, paying bills and keeping the books. Please respond with your qualifications and salary requirements for this position. It is anticipated that the Thrift Shop will open at 8 am and close at 4 pm or 6 pm, Monday through Thursday.

4. The Thrift Shop also needs Men.
The Thrift Shop is in need of help hauling away rubbish, painting, floor work, minor construction and hanging pictures.

Please e-mail your capabilities and hours of availability to In your e-mail include your cell number. Before we contact you, please contact us! Everyone is asked to volunteer to help keep our Cheder alive!

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