Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New High-Tech Voter Machines Debut in Rockland

New optical scanning voting machines were introduced today in Rockland County. The DS200 Optical Ballot Scanner was used by voters today at 100 polling places around Rockland.

The new machines were made by the Omaha-based Election Systems and Software, known as ES&S.

The county owns 135 of the new machines because some polling places have more than one and because the Board of Elections has standby units.

The new electronic machines replace the long-used lever machines, which were used for the final time during last month's special election on baseball stadium funding in Ramapo.

The following is a video demonstrating how to use the new machines:

Photo: Lee Ferris/Poughkeepsie Journal

Mazel Tov Marrus'!

Mazel tov to Pinchas and Sarah Marrus on the birth of a granddaughter born to Levi and Devorah Leah Marrus of Columbia, South Carolina!

R' Dov Oliver Blows Shofar at RCC 9-11 Ceremony

By Jane Lerner, Rockland Journal News

RAMAPO — Students who were in elementary school during the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks took part in a solemn ceremony this morning at Rockland Community College to remember the lives lost that terrible day.

"We have a responsibility to remember Sept. 11 and a responsibility to help our students understand and remember what happened that day," college President Cliff Wood said.

He addressed a small gathering of students, faculty and community members who sat in silence as an instrumental melody was played in honor of the victims.

Wood noted that this year's anniversary of the attacks fell during the period of reflection during the Jewish New Year.

He called on campus Rabbi Dov Oliver to blow the ram's horn to signify the desire for greater peace and understanding between people.

"This reminds each of us to create a better world," Wood said.

Student leaders then read the names of 80 people who either lived in Rockland or had strong ties to the county and were killed at the World Trade Center.

The names included at least two alumni of the college.

Save the Date – Community Simchas Beis Hashoeiva!

The community Simchas Beis Hashoeiva will take place on Chol HaMoed, Monday night, 19 Tishrei, September 27, at Tzemach Tzedek.

There will be a fantastic children’s program featuring world famous entertainer Keith Leaf at 6:45 PM followed by a live band and dancing at 8:00 PM.

Prizes will be raffled off and refreshments will be sold.

Please be sure to bring your family and friends to this beautiful event!

Daily Tehillim at 1 PM for Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin

Please say Tehillim chapters 20, 51 and 150 at 1:00 pm every day through Hoshana Rabah, Wednesday, September 29, for Sholom Mordechai HaLevi ben Rivkah.


Message from Yossi Touger Regarding Kaparos

This year, as in previous years, I had arranged for the delivery of chickens well in advance to ensure an organized event.

Unfortunately, due to a general shortage of chickens in the Monsey area, our supplier only delivered a small fraction of our order without giving any advance notice.

Although this was completely out of our control, we are truly sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to members of our community.

If you have any questions or suggestion please feel free to contact me at 845-426-0487.

We look forward to serving you in the future!

Thank you for understanding and best wishes for a Gmar Chasima Tova.

Yossi Touger

Seeking Bochurim for Erev Yom Kippur

Tzemach Tzedek is looking for bochurim who are willing to work one or more hours at the Tzemach Tzedek Mikvah on Erev Yom Kippur. The job pays up to $10 an hour. We may need several bochurim to work various shifts. If you are, or know, a bochur who is interested, please send your name, phone number, and hours that the bochur can be available to tzedekmikvah@gmail.com

Weekday Davening Times

The weekday davening times at Tzemach Tzedek for this week and next week are as follows:

THIS WEEK - Monday - Thursday, 5 - 8 Tishrei (September 13-16):
Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM
Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM
Mincha: 7:00 PM Sharp
Maariv 1: 8:00 PM
Maariv 2: 9:30 PM

NEXT WEEK - Sunday - Wednesday, 11 - 14 Tishrei (September 19-22):
Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM
Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM
Mincha: 6:30 PM
Maariv 1: 7:50 PM
Maariv 2: 9:30 PM

TONIGHT - Vov Tishrei Event for Women & Girls