Sunday, December 26, 2010

Chof Daled Teves Farbrengen

There will be a farbrengen for men in honor of Chof Daled Teves at Tzemach Tzedek this Thursday night, December 30, following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan.

The 24th of Teves is the day in 1812 that Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Alter Rebbe, was niftar. The Rebbe was in the village of Peyena, fleeing Napoleon's armies, which had swept through the Rebbe's hometown of Liadi three months earlier in their advance toward Moscow. He was in his 68th year at the time of his passing, and was succeeded by his son, Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch.

Cheder Girls Visit Crown Heights

By Simcha Rochel Greenwald, Grade 7

This past Tuesday, three cars were filled with the lucky girls from the fourth to eighth grades of Cheder Chabad Girls who tried very hard and succeeded in memorizing the Tanya.

Upon arrival in Crown Heights we took a picture in front of 770 and then went into the Rebbe’s room where we said the Rebbe’s kapital and davened for anyone we wanted. We then went to 770 and had time to say some Tehillim. The girls were awed at seeing the table where the Rebbe would sit at farbrengen.

Then we all walked to the Rebbe’s library where we had an amazing tour. The oldest book they have is 534 years old!

For lunch, we all went to Kingston’s Pizza where we got as much pizza as we wanted, a large drink to share and ice cream! Thank you Mrs. Rosenbluh!

Thank you to our drivers Mrs. Klein, Mrs. Markowitz and Mrs. Marrus!

Cheder Students Enjoy Puppet Show

Cheder Chabad students in Preschool through 4th grade had the pleasure of watching puppet shows by Rabbi Yaakov Horowitz. One show was about not speaking Loshon Horah and the other one was about making ברכות. The smiles and participation of all the kinderlach really showed how much they enjoyed it.

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Avraham Hayman for sponsoring this beautiful puppet show and enabling the children at Cheder Chabad to learn the valuable lesson of speaking only good things with our הייליגע mouth as can be seen from the following letter we received.

“Dear Morah,
When I reminded my daughter to make a ברכה on her cereal this morning. She answered “Of course I will remember I just saw a puppet show about ברכות.” Thank you Cheder Chabad for a wonderful and educational puppet show.”
-A grateful mommy

Yitzy Goldsmith is A Jewish Star

Monsey's very own Yitzy Goldsmith has joined the Jewish Star Singing Competition submitting a song called "Every Shabbos" that he composed about his wife's grandfather, Rabbi Moshe Baruch Kotlarsky OBM. The music video, which included filming in Tzemach Tzedek, was filmed and produced by Bracha Siklos of BSD Films.

Rabbi Yeruslavski to Farbreng for the Yungeleit

One of the leading Chabad Rabbonim in Eretz Yisroel and the Rav of Kiryat Malachi, Rabbi Yehudah Yeruslavski, Shlita, will be farbrenging (in Yiddish) for the Yungeleit this Motzai Shabbos, Parshas Va'eira (January 1) at 8:15 PM at the home of Mendel Zeiler.

All Yungeleit are invited to participate!