Thursday, March 31, 2011

Need Appliances?

We are seeking a good frum family to use our brand name appliances so we don't have to pay for storage.

We have 1 Refrigerator, 1 washer, 1 dryer, 2 dishwashers- milchig (cholov Yisroel) and fleishig, 2 gas ovens - 1 milchig and 1 fleishig.

Please call 570-328-1921. Must make arrangements before Pesach.

South Monsey Playgroup

Registration for the upcoming school year has opened for children 24 months of age as of September.

* Small group (max. 6 children guaranteed)
* Structured program (parsha, yomim tovim, chassidishe yomim tovim, aleph beis, arts & crafts, and more)
* Warm, caring and experienced morah trained in CPR and first aid.
* Clean & bright facility with spacious fenced in yard
* NY State licensed

For more information, please contact Devorah at 845-406-3929 or

Wednesday - Beis Nissan Farbrengen

There will be a farbrengen this Wednesday night, Beis Nissan, April 6, at Tzemach Tzedek following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan, in honor of the Yom Hilula of the Rebbe Rashab, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe.

Heichal Menachem Shabbos Mevorchim Farbrengen

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Night Women's Shiur on Hilchos Pesach

The Wednesday night Halacha shiur for women with Rabbi Lesches will be covering Hilchos Pesach for the next two weeks.

This week's topic will be: The absolute requirements for cleaning the kitchen and the rest of the home.

Next week: The seder preparations

Please feel free to bring any questions you may have. Both shiurim will be held in Tzemach Tzedek at 8:00 PM.

Oberlander Kiddush

Dovid and Leah Gittel Oberlander and Rabbi Gedalia and Sarah Leah Oberlander invite you to a Kiddush in honor of the birth of their daughter and granddaughter following davening this Shabbos, Parshas Tazria, at Heichel Menachem, 51 Park Lane.

Tehillim begins at 8:30 AM followed by Shacharis at 10:30 AM.

P'eylei Anash Pesach Letter

The Time is Now!
Dear Anash 'שיח,

With Pesach just around the corner, now is the time to take advantage of the opportunity of mivtzah matzah!

At the minimum, please be sure to give a batch of shmura matzos to at least one friend, neighbor, work colleague or relative who would not otherwise buy matzos for Pesach on their own.

Pesach brochures that should be included with the matzos are available from Reb Mordechai Litzman in K’hal Tzemach Tzedek, 2 Langeries Drive.

Remember, this outreach is very rewarding simply because of Schar Mitzvah, Mitzvah, the act of the mitzvah itself draws down the Ein Sof of HaKadosh Boruch Hu into this world.

Please email your name and your mother’s name to and it will be included in a letter that will be brought to the Ohel which will undoubtedly give Hashem and the Rebbe tremendous nachas.

!אשרינו שיש לנו רבי שדורש מאתנו לעשות בשביל הזולת

Best wishes to you and your family for a חג כשר ושמח!

The Rabbinic Committee

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Farbrengen for Yossi Light's Birthday

Photo: Nechemiah Kaplan

Siyum HaRambam Tonight

There will be a Siyum HaRambam and farbrengen for men tonight, Tuesday, following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek.

All are encouraged to participate!

No Such Thing As a Free Coffee

With no sign of the recession slowing down, someone at Congregation Tzemach Tzedek had to make a painful decision; cups of instant coffee and tea will now cost 25 cents each.

Kotlarsky L'chaim

Rabbi Avremel Kotlarsky at the l'chaim of his daughter Chaya to Yaakov Wilansky of Montreal.For more pictures click here.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Last Week for $100,000 Raffle

The $100,000 raffle to benefit Cheder Chabad ends next Tuesday, April 5.

In addition to the $100 tickets for for the grand prize of $100,000 you can purchase tickets for $36 and $18 and be entered to win
$3,600 or $1,500.

Please call the Cheder office at 845-356-1213 and purchase your ticket(s) today!

Census: Orthodox, Hasidic Populations Fuel Growth in Ramapo

By Rockland Journal News

The large spike in the populations of Ramapo's Orthodox and Hasidic communities fueled a townwide increase of more than 16 percent, according to the latest census figures.

The increases made sense to Israel Spitzer, deputy mayor of New Square, the Hasidic village that saw its population increase by 50 percent to a total of 6,944.

"It's families expanding," Spitzer said. "We have close to about 100 weddings each year. We have a lot of births each week.

"It's a growth in the community," Spitzer said. "Teenagers are maturing and starting their own families, and we pray to God (to) bless them all with health and wealth."

Kaser, home to a large Hasidic community, saw a 42 percent increase to a total of 4,724 residents.

Ramapo had the largest population increase among Rockland's five towns between 2000 and 2010, census figures show. The town saw a 16.24 percent uptick that brought its total population to 126,595.

Ramapo now has 42,408 more people than the town with the second-largest population, Clarkstown, which saw a modest 2.56 percent increase that brought its total population to 84,187, according to the census.

Mona Montel, a modern Orthodox Jew and a longtime Ramapo resident, said the growth across the town was a positive sign.

"It is really a testament to the fact that Ramapo is a wonderful place to live and raise a family," Montel said.

She is also chairwoman of the Ramapo Democratic Committee and the town's director of purchasing.

Ramapo has been experiencing significant growth for a number of years, and the situation often has pitted residents who say more housing is needed against residents who want to halt building to preserve open space.

"To me, (the growth) proves there's room here for everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity or religion," Montel said.

"There are enough resources for everyone," she said. "Progress and growth is something that not only New York but the U.S. in general was based upon. We should welcome everyone with open arms."

Continue reading the article here.

Photo: Vincent DiSalvio / The Journal News

New Kiddie Kamp and Playgroup

Mrs. Rivky Abramov, an experienced teacher is opening a camp and playgroup for the upcoming school year in her home.

It will be a small group for 3 year olds and will include alef beis, parsha, challah baking, movement, crafts, swimming and more where children can explore, discover, learn, wonder, create and be kids!

Hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM and Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

Camp will run from July 4 to August 19.

For more information, please call Rivky Abramov at 845-290-6631.

Mazel Tov Oberlanders!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Gedaliah and Sarah Leah Oberlander on the birth of a granddaughter born to Dovid and Leah Gittel Oberlander of Crown Heights!

Mazel Tov Silversteins!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Yisroel and Mushkie Silverstein on the birth of a baby girl!

Shifra and Puah arranges homemade meals from people in the community for mothers of newborn children from our community. If you are able to cook a meal, please sign up on MealTrain or contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Mazel Tov Ganczs - L'chaim!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Aaron Dovid and Baila Gancz on the engagement of their son Mechy (Yechiel Mechel) to Roiza Itzinger of London, England!

The l'chaim will take place this Sunday night, March 27, at 8:30 PM at K'hal Bais Levi Yitzchok, 556 Crown Street (entrance on Albany Avenue) in Crown Heights.

MBCM Open House

Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka cordially invites all prospective new students (8th graders) and their parents to an open house MBCM experience this Tuesday, March 29 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Students and parents will have an opportunity to meet the staff and hanhala, experience a class, receive information regarding the school and the application process. Lunch will be served.

Please email if you intend to attend or have any questions.

Update Your Profile Picture & Help Local Families Make Pesach

Can you use an updated profile image of yourself for your social media profile, resume, business card, website or just for yourself?

Together with the Mayer Hott Memorial Fund of Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey, Dini Groner of Dini Groner Photography is raising funds for Maos Chitim to give to local families to help them make Pesach.

For only $50 Dini will photograph you and 100% of the fee will go to Tzedaka locally. You will receive a JPG of your photo which you can upload or print.

So if you are a real estate broker, personal trainer or representative for any company, this is for you! If you are putting together your resume, this is for you! If your last personal photo was your graduation photo or wedding photo, it's time for an update and this is for you!

The sessions are taking place this Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29, and are available for adults, men and women, but no children.

Please email to RSVP.

Mazel Tov Kotlarskys - L'chaim!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Avremel and Chany Kotlarsky of Chabad Lubavitch of Rockland (New City) on the engagement of their daughter Chaya to Yaakov Wilansky of Montreal!

The l'chaim will take place this Sunday night, March 27, at 8:30 PM at Rayim Ahuvim 1614 Carroll Street (corner Schenectady Avenue) in Crown Heights.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kesser Pesach Special Extended

Due to the large demand the 3% discount off of the already discounted Kesser prices has been extended until this Thursday, March 31.

Please note that orders can be made now but delivered closer to Pesach.

For the complete poultry price list please click here.

For the complete meat price list please click here.

To order, please contact Chaim Holtzberg at or 914-729-0838.

Seeking Ride to Crown Heights

We are two people looking for a ride from Monsey to Crown Heights for this Shabbos. If you have room and would be kind enough to take us, please call 845-371-5918.

Hillel Commemorates Murdered Family

By Marla Cohen, Rockland Jewish Reporter

The mood was somber in the Rockland Community College student union gathered for a service to commemorate the brutal murder of a family in Itamar, Israel.

Organized by Hillel/The Center for Jewish Life at the college, the service attracted about 45 students, community members and college employees. They sat quietly as a slide show first depicted the Fogel family in life, and then played pixilated images of the five who were brutally stabbed by what are widely believed to be Palestinian perpetrators who remain at large.

“We here in the U.S.A. and our brothers and sisters in Israel must not be scared by this,” said Miriam Hoffman, the vice president of the Hillel, who began her remarks by not only remembering the Fogel family, but also the many who died over the weekend in the wake of an earthquake and tsunami that had hit Japan.

“We must continue to support Israel. Israel represents only kindness and goodness toward its neighbors.”

The killings in Itamar took place late Friday, March 11, after attackers jumped a fence and broke into the home of Ruth and Udi Fogel, 35 and 36 respectively. They were stabbed, along with their three-month-old daughter, Hadas, and two of their sons, Elad, 3 and Yoav, 11. Their 12-year-old daughter, Tamar, discovered the bodies when she returned home from a youth group event. Two other children, age 2 and 8, were not attacked.

The attacks have prompted widespread IDF searches of nearby Arab villages and several dozen suspects have been arrested. The town of Itamar is located deep in the West Bank.

“You are all here today, so obviously this tragedy has touched you,” said Rabbi Dov Oliver, who along with his wife, Shevy, directs the Hillel. One student read Psalm 23 in Hebrew and Oliver recited “El Maleh Rachamim,” the yizkor, or memorial prayer for the Fogels. He also encouraged students to give tzedakah to help support the surviving Fogel children.

Students handed out strips of paper that read, “In honor and in memory of the Fogel family who can no longer observe Torah and mitzvos and can no longer do deeds for goodness and kindness, I hereby resolve to:” Oliver asked that students fill in the blank with an act that would better themselves, “Whether you will make an effort to get along with your family better, study Torah, go to shul or give up smoking, do something good.”

Daniel Sonnenschein, the shaliach, or Israel emissary, from JCC Rockland spoke briefly saying that he had resisted looking at the gruesome pictures of the slain family until now.

“It is the month of Adar, and we are commanded to be happy,” he said. Adar is the month in which Purim, a loud, spirited holiday takes place. “It’s been very challenging with these events.”

He spoke of how the entire country of Israel had recently come to a halt to remember Gilad Shalit, the soldier kidnapped nearly five years ago by Hamas, and who is believed to be held in a prison someplace in Gaza. He thanked Hillel for holding the memorial program, and then on guitar, accompanied by another student, sang “Oseh Shalom,” which comes from the Hebrew liturgy asking God to bring peace.

After, students lit candles that had been set up as memorial lights for the family. The service, while hastily planned, was something that just needed to be done, according to Hillel President Megan Tabok, 20, of Nanuet.

“On Sunday we came back from Sabbath in New Paltz, and learned of this, and as board members we just had to do something,” she said. “We wanted this to be noticed by people.”

Seeking Hebrew School Teacher

Due to new students registering our Hebrew School in Orange County is in need of another teacher on Sunday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM. Good pay. Please contact Rabbi Meir Borenstein at 845-291-0514.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Schulmans Sponsor Books for Rockland Kids

On the Yahrzeit of his mother, Pesha Devora bas Eliyahu Halevi, Yisroel Schulman and his wife, Rivkah, pledged a number of new projects including an initiative to bring Jewish books to young children in Rockland County, New York where the Schulmans reside.

Partnering with the prestigious Harold Grinspoon Foundation, on a monthly basis, non-observant families with children 6 months through age 5 ½ are eligible to receive a monthly gift of a high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish book or CD as well as a learning guide.

All materials are carefully selected by a team of Jewish education experts. The program begins this month with over five hundred children receiving in the mail their first book, “Something from Nothing” by award winning Jewish author Phoebe Gilman.

If you know of families living in Rockland County with eligible children, please email to enroll this program.

Shores of Hope DVD Available

The video of the MBCM Production, Shores of Hope, is now available for sale on DVD.

To order, please contact the school office at 845-634-7400 or

Satmar Rebbe Sandek at Burston Bris

The Satmar Rebbe of Kiryas Yoel, Rabbi Aaron Teitelbaum, Shlita, was honored with being the sandek yesterday at the bris of Asher Zelig Burston, son of Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, Shluchim of Orange County New York.

Monsey Chabad Receives 2010 All Star Email Award

For the second year in a row Monsey Chabad has received a Constant Contact All-Star Award for demonstrating best practices in the effective use of Email Marketing in the following areas:

• Frequency of campaigns
• Open rates
• Bounce rates
• Click through rates

“Our customers work hard to build strong relationships with their customers through email marketing and some, such as Monsey Chabad, truly excel in this effort,” said Gail Goodman, CEO, Constant Contact. “We created our All-Star Awards to highlight those customers who are passionately committed to following our best practices as they work to improve their customer communications. We’re proud of the role we play in helping Monsey Chabad be successful and we look forward to continuing to assist the company with its marketing efforts.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Purim at Chabad of Suffern

Chabad of Suffern had well over 250 people, including many new families celebrating Purim for the first time, at its Hawaii-themed Purim party.

In addition to the megilla reading the festive party included a delicious Hawaiian buffet, grand megilla bingo, a fire juggler, hair braiding, live parrots, a hoola hoop contest, smoothie bar and much more.

More than 35 men wrapped Tefillin including a few who did it for the first time in their lives.

Center for Jewish Life Purim Parties

Over Purim, two parties were run by the Olivers, directors of Hillel of Rockland. The first one on Purim night was held at Cousins Pool Hall where the megillah was read by Eliezer Drew. The party attracted over one hundred Jewish youth from the area. The majority were either current or past RCC students but many were also other Jews in the area most of whom would not have heard the megillah or celebrated Purim otherwise. The party went on until almost 2:00 AM with dancing and costume contest awards and included a great menu of sushi, pizza, pastas, falafel and the like.

On Purim day a second party was thrown for a slightly older crowd in their mid-twenties in Crown Heights. It was mostly Birthright alumni from Rockland and surrounding areas but all of whom rely on these events for their connection to Yiddishkeit.

Updated Prices for Cheder Matzah Sale

Meals for Hecht Family

Mrs. Rochie Liberow is arranging meals for the Hecht family through this Sunday since Mrs. Mattie Hecht is sitting Shiva.

If you are able to cook a meal for the family of aveilim, please call Rochie at 845-517-9034.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Keller & Hecht Shiva Information

UPDATED - R' Ephraim Keller and Mrs. Mattie Hecht are sitting Shiva for their brother at the home of their mother, 1641 President Street in Crown Heights.

R' Ephraim Keller will sit Shiva in Monsey from 7:00 PM on Wednesday evening until Sunday morning at his home, 7 Earl Court.

Mrs. Mattie Hecht will sit Shiva in Monsey on Thursday only at her home, 11 Ellish Parkway.

The davening times at Ephraim's house are as follows:

Mincha: 7:00 PM
Maariv: 9:00 PM

Shacharis: 7:15 AM
Mincha: 7:00 PM
Maariv: 9:00 PM

Shacharis: 7:15 AM
Mincha: 4:00 PM

Motzai Shabbos:
Maariv: 7:55 PM

Shacharis: 7:45 AM

Please help out with the minyanim.

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Purim at Beis Menachem

Town of Ramapo Spring Cleanup Information

Today - Shushan Purim Children's Program

Purim at Tzemach Tzedek



Missing Coat

Someone mistakenly took my long blue wool/cashmere coat from the Tzemach Tzedek coat rack on Purim morning.

The inner left pocket has a small red label sown above it, and the label on the back says that it is "Made in Italy".

I can be reached at 914.715.4924.

Levaya of R' Hendel Keller OBM

Boruch Dayan HaEmes - We are deeply saddened to inform you of the very untimely passing of R' Hendel Keller of Crown Heights, brother of R' Ephraim Keller and Mrs. Mattie Hecht.

The Levaya will take place today, Monday, leaving Shomrei Hadas Funeral Home at 10:15 AM and will pass 770 at approximately 11:00 AM.

Shiva information will be posted shortly.

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Friday, March 18, 2011

Purim 5771 Schedules

Tzemach Tzedek schedule and children's program.

Beis Menachem schedule and children's program.

Heichal Menachem schedule.

Cheder Matzah Deadline Extended

The deadline to order Matzah through Cheder Chabad at the current prices has been extended through Shushan Purim, Monday night.

Purim Spirit at Cheder Chabad Girls and Preschool

Heichal Menachem Purim Farbrengen

Matzah Baking Next Sunday

Shimon Kroll is organizing a group for baking matzah at the Crown Heights Matzah Bakery for next Sunday, March 27.

If you would like to join, please contact Reb Shimon at 845-362-1477.

Shushan Purim Ice Skating for Girls

Daily Mincha & Maariv Time Changes

Beginning this Monday, Shushan Purim, the daily Mincha at Tzemach Tzedek will take place at 7:00 PM and will remain at that time until after the summer.

The early daily Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek is now at 8:00 PM. The second Maariv minyan remains at 9:30 PM.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Help the Fogel Family of Itamar

Tzemach Tzedek Purim Schedule

The following is the schedule for Purim 5771 at Tzemach Tzedek:

Taanis Esther Mukdam – Thursday, Adar 11, March 17:
  • Alos HaShachar – Fast Begins: 5:43 AM
  • Shacharis 1: 6:45 AM (includes selichos)
  • Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM (includes selichos)
  • Mincha 1 (Machatzis HaShekel ): 2:00 PM (includes leining)
  • Mincha 2 (Machatzis HaShekel ): 6:40 PM (includes leining)
  • Maariv: 7:35 PM
  • Fast Ends: 7:35 PM
Erev Shabbos Kodesh - Friday, Adar 12, March 18:
  • Licht Benching & Mincha: 6:48 PM
  • Chassidus Shiur and Maariv
Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Tzav, Parshas Zachor, Adar 13, March 19:
  • Chassidus Shiur: 8:45 AM
  • Shacharis: 9:30 AM
  • Parshas Zachor: Approximately 10:45 AM
  • Hilchos Purim Shiur: 6:00 PM
  • Mincha: 6:50 PM
  • Maariv - Shabbos Ends: 7:47 PM
  • Megilla Laining 1: 8:45 PM SHARP
  • Megilla Laining 2: 11:00 PM
As in years past, there will be a special Megillah reading for children ages nine and under at Tzemach Tzedek this Purim night followed by a short rally with entertainment, the psukim and a raffle.

The Megilla reading will begin at 8:45 PM downstairs and the program will end at approximately the same time as the Megillah reading upstairs.

In order to ensure that everyone listening to the Megillah downstairs fulfills their obligation to hear each and every word, this program is only for children nine and under and all children ages four and under must be supervised by adult.

Thanks to for sponsoring the raffle prize.

Purim – Sunday, Adar 14, March 20:
  • Shacharis 1: 8:00 AM
  • Megilla Laining 1: Approximately 8:30 AM
  • Shacharis 2: 9:00 AM
  • Megilla Laining 2: Approximately 9:30 AM
  • Shacharis 3: 10:00 AM
  • Megilla Laining 3: Approximately 10:30 AM
  • Latest Krias Shma: 10:01 AM
  • Mincha 1: 3:00 PM
  • Mincha 2: 6:00 PM
  • Shkiah: 7:08 PM
  • Maariv and Farbrengen: 9:30 PM
Parents – Please be sure that your children do not bring any items that make smoke into the shul building.

א פרייליכען פורים!

Cheder Chabad of Monsey First Ever Chinese Auction

Please mark off your calendar for the evening of May 29th for a spectacular event to take place at Paradise Gardens from 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM featuring:
  • Tasty & nourishing salad bar
  • Sumptuous dessert table
  • Words of inspiration from Leah Rubashkin with an update on Sholom Mordechai's case
  • Presentation on Cheder Chabad of Monsey
  • Comic entertainment
  • Chinese auction
Ticket price, raffle prizes, and other details soon to follow! An event by and for women only!

Cheder Matzah Deadline Tomorrow

For more information, please email

Tehillim Today for Sholom M. Rubashkin

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Machane Bnos Monsey Finalizes Location

Machane Bnos Monsey has finalized a beautiful and convenient central location for its camp this summer.

Camp will take place at Bas Mikrah Girls School, 381 Viola Road (near the corner of Route 306).

Schild Shalom Zachor

Chaim and Tovah Schild will be making a Shalom Zachor for their newborn son this Friday night at their home, 19 Southgate Drive.

Heichal Menachem Purim Schedule

Purim Mesiba with Michoel Pruzansky

Beis Menachem Fishing Trip

Catch fish for Shavuos on the Bais Menachem Fishing Trip! The trip will take place on Sunday, June 5, from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Dorothy B. Fishing Boat at 2 Simon Lake Drive in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

The cost is $50 for adults, $40 for seniors (65+), and $30 for children 11 years old and younger. Prices include a rod rental.

There are only 35 seats available so reserve ASAP to with the names and ages of attendees.

Jobs Available at a Chabad House near Monsey

  • Seeking a head teacher for our preschool beginning September 2011. Great opportunity, wonderful school, easy commute!
  • Seeking a youth and program director beginning September 2011. Good pay, great community.
  • Looking for someone to help the Shliach for Pesach.
For more information or to apply, please contact Hinda Silverman at 914-330-1366 or

Best Wishes for a Happy & Safe Purim!

Rabbi Saloff Launches Blog

Rabbi Ben-Tzion Saloff has launched a new blog called

What are Yichudim (Unifications)?

It is our job to join heaven and earth, spiritual and physical, refined and coarse, etc. infusing the “higher” into the “lower”.

The ways in which we do this… through our actions, thought and deeds… are yichudim.

This will be a forum for those who contemplate and implement the drawing of G-dliness into the physical world to discuss, teach and learn the ways of “unification”.

Beis Menachem Purim Schedule

Motsai Shabbos:
Maariv 1: 7:45 PM
Maariv 2: 8:15 PM
Megilla Reading: 8:25 PM SHARP
Megilla reading and program for children downstairs at 8:30 PM (see flyer below).

Shacharis 1: 7:45 AM
Shacharis 2: 9:15 AM
Mincha: 3:30 PM

Cheder Mishloach Manos On the Way

Keep your eye out for the beautiful Cheder Chabad Mishloach Manos packages that will be delivered to your door in the next few days!

Thank you very much to all our Cheder parent volunteers for working hard on this project and to those working hard to get them delivered on time!

A big yashar koach to Mr. Chaim Bloch for running the website, accounting and technical side of this project!

Please send any feedback, comments or suggestions regarding this year’s Mishloach Manos project to

Purim Tzedaka - Your Input Needed

Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey bochurim will be visiting various local homes that are known for their grand fulfillment of the mitzvah of tzedakah on Purim day.

If you know of anyone that the bochurim should visit for this purpose, please email with their name and address.

Mazel Tov Burstons!

Mazel tov to Pesach and Chana Burston of Monroe on the birth of a baby boy!

Beis Menachem Purim Program for Children

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

7 AM Purim Morning Minyan Canceled

Due to a lack of interest there will not be a 7:00 AM Shacharis minyan at Tzemach Tzedek on Purim morning. The first minyan will begin at 8:00 AM. For the complete Purim schedule, please click here.

Adar Beis at Cheder Chabad Girls

In honor of Chodesh Adar Cheder Chabad Girls held a talent show. The students were invited to perform any talent of their choice for the school. From gymnastics to musical instruments to dance and artwork the girls astounded the audience with their confidence, poise, creativity, and of course, talent. Yasher koach to all that participated.

Chaya Franklin to Speak at Chabad of New City

Adar Beis at Cheder Chabad Boys

This past Sunday the boys at Cheder Chabad had their monthly Sunday program organized by the PTA in honor of Adar Beis.

The program consisted of two parts, a talent show and a program centered on making and learning about graggers.

For the talent show, the first that included the whole school, boys from Kitah Aleph through Ches were invited to show off their talents by either singing, playing an instrument or doing some other skill. Boys came up onto the stage and sang in groups or alone, told jokes and some even gave a small puppet show. The talents also included juggling and riding a unicycle! Yasher Koach to all! The boys impressed their school mates with their wonderful talents and Rabbi Silverstein did a great job as compeer (master of ceremonies).

After hearing how evil Amalyk is still a force to be reckoned with today, the boys were encouraged to fight the Hamans of the world, both within and without, leilui nismas the members of the Fogel family who were the victims of the terrible terrorist attack in Itamar this past Shabbos. The boys were asked to write up on boards what are their own strategies for dealing with the inner and outer Hamans of the world are and to think of eradicating these negative middos and qualities when they would sound their own graggers on Purim. The boys then made their own graggers out of wood. The younger grades used using glue guns to make the graggers and markers to decorate them while the older boys also used glue guns but wood burners to decorate theirs. All the boys received a fact sheet on the gragger and its spiritual and historical significance.

Thank you to all the parents who were involved, particularly Mrs, Michal Silverstein, Mrs, Rochel Leah Ash and Mrs, Bracha Meshchaninov who were involved in planning the event. A big thank you to the parents who came to assist: Mrs. Tamar Dickel, Mrs. Rashi Kaplan and Mr. Izak Cohen. Your help was invaluable! A special thank you to Rabbi Wolowik for his part in helping with the Talent Show!

Kesser Pesach Special

The following are the updated Kesser meat and poultry price lists. All orders made by Monday, March 28, will receive an additional 3% off of their order! Orders can be made now but delivered closer to Pesach.

To order, please contact Chaim Holtzberg at or 914-729-0838.

Updated Kesser Poultry Price List:

Updated Kesser Meat Price List:

Three Days Left for Early Bird Special

Now accepting registration for boys entering 1st grade! Email to get your registration packet today.

Shushan Purim Childrens Program

Save the Date - Beis Menachem Annual BBQ

Mark your calendar!

The Beis Menachem Annual BBQ will take place on Sunday, the 10th of Sivan, June 12, 2011, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Croton Falls, New York.

Details to follow as they become available.

Save & Donate When Purchasing Bedding

Seeking Volunteers to Deliver Cheder Mishloach Manos

Cheder Chabad is looking for volunteers to help deliver the Purim Achdus Mishloach Manos for an hour or two on Wednesday, Thursday and/or Friday of this week.

Please contact the 845-426-0487. This opportunity is eligible for e-credits.

Pride & Dignity

Morah Chani's Playgroup

Morah Chani's Playgroup has a limited number of spots available for the upcoming school year for children 27 months to 32 months of age.

The playgroup provides a safe, loving, and stimulating environment for your child to learn - includes Parsha, Yomim Tovim, Chassidishe Yomim Tovim, colors, shapes, aleph beis, midos, music and movement, baking, and more.

Please call Chani Cohen at 845-406-3229 for more information.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mazel Tov Schilds!

Mazel tov to Chaim and Tovah Schild on the birth of a baby boy!

Shifra and Puah arranges homemade meals from people in the community for mothers of newborn children from our community. If you are able to cook a meal, please sign up on MealTrain or contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898.

Tonight's N'shei Event Canceled

Due to unforeseen circumstances tonight's N'shei Chabad Pesach preparations class with Mrs. Chana Levy has been cancelled. 

Daily Maariv Time Change

The early daily Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek is now at 8:00 PM. The second minyan remains at 9:30 PM.

Second Pesach Preparation Class Tonight