Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Welcome Kushners!

Welcome to Yonoson and Henchy Kushner on their move to our community (Auburn Court)!

Chof Av Farbrengen

There will be a special farbrengen at Tzemach Tzedek in honor of Chov Av this Shabbos, Parshas Eikev, following davening.

If you are interested in co-sponsoring this Kiddush, please contact Avraham Hayman at avrahamhayman@gmail.com.

Chof Av is the Yarzeit of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (1878-1944), the father of the Rebbe. Rav Levi Yitzchak served as the Chief Rabbi of Yekaterinoslav (currently Dnepropetrovsk), and was arrested and exiled to Kazakhstan by the Stalinist regime as a result of his work to preserve Jewish life in the Soviet Union.

The Rebbe made a personal request that everyone participate in a farbrengen, increase in Torah learning and davening and give additional tzedaka on Chof Av in honor of his father. The Rebbe also said that whoever gives tzedaka in honor of his father, Hashem will bless them "with His full, open, generous hand and many times over... five hundred times” (Sicha Chof Av 5739). As such, this is an appropriate time to make good on any pledges made to Tzemach Tzedek for Yom Tovim, Aliyahs, Kiddushim, Shul Lighting, etc.