Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Women's Chof Beis Shvat Farbrengen in Crown Heights

Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka Celebrates Third Dinner

Parents, supporters, friends and members of the greater Monsey community gathered Sunday night for the third annual Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka (MBCM) High School for Girls dinner.

The dinner was held right before Chof Beis Shvat, the yahrzeit of the Rebbetzin for whom the school is named, in the elegant ballroom of the Regency Banquet and Conference Center in Nanuet where the many in attendance enjoyed a fine wine and cheese smorgasbord and sumptuous dairy dinner.

The evening began with the recitation of Tehillim.

Rabbi Yossi Touger, who coordinated the dinner, then introduced the president of MBCM, Yisroel Schulman, Esq., who gave opening remarks.

Following his remarks, Mr. Schulman introduced Dr. Yehudah and Mrs. Karen Schild who were presented with the Amud HaChesed award. Dr. Schild spoke beautifully, and with lots of humor, about his wife, Karen’s, tremendous commitment to the community through her selfless running of Shifra and Puah, and how much they appreciate the unique education Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka provides to their twin daughters.

Rabbi Dr. Chaim Dovid Kagan, founder and dean of MBCM, then presented the Parents of the Year award to Dr. Chaim and Mrs. Tovah Schild (no relation to the above Schilds). Dr. Schild gave a moving dvar Torah and expressed deep appreciation to the faculty and administration of Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka for providing a warm and Chassidishe chinuch for their daughters.

The keynote was delivered by Dr. David Lazerson, the renowned educator known as Dr. Laz, who gave an entertaining talk full of humorous stories of his teaching experiences. Following benching, Dr. Laz pulled out his guitar and farbrenged with the crowd.

Everybody left the dinner with a gift, a silver plate and wood MBCM pushka.

Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka High School for Girls opened in September of 2006 and has grown to almost 60 students, including approximately 30 from Monsey, 15 from New Jersey, Connecticut and other areas around New York and 12 students from around the United States and world. For more information, please visit www.monseybcm.com.

Thanks to Aroni Chein of Picture Perfect Photography for the pictures.

First Cheder Brachos Bee

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Rabbi Lesches Visits Cheder Menachem in LA

By COLLive.com

On Monday, 19 Shevat, Cheder Menachem in Los Angeles was visited by Rabbi Boruch Lesches, Rav of the Lubavitcher Kehilah in Monsey.

Rabbi Lesches toured the Cheder, and visited a number of classes, testing the students in their learning and gave Divrei brocho Ve'idud, encouraging the Talmidim in their learning and growing in Chassidishkeit.

Utilizing the opportunity, four students who are preparing to be tested on a seder of Mishnayos Baal Peh, were each tested by the visiting Rav.

Rabbi Lesches was very impressed with the learning and wished the boys continued success in their studies.

Seeking Ride to Crown Heights

I'm looking for a ride from Monsey to Crown Heights on Wednesday or Thursday. Please call 347-693-1596.

Seeking Ride to Crown Heights

Seeking a ride for one adult and two children from Monsey to Crown Heights this Sunday morning and back Sunday afternoon or evening. Please call 845-290-0901 or email TotalText@gmail.com.

N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

New Arrivals for Everyone:
  • Megillas Esther - Kol Menachem Edition
  • Beyond the Dollar Line - Chana Scharfstein
  • Practical Parsha - Aryeh Citron
  • Happy Home - Letters from the Rebbe
  • Dinei Iter - Halachos/Minhagim Chabad for Left-handedness
  • Likutei Amarim Tanya - Heichal Menachem - 2 Volumes
  • Tehillas Menachem - Rebbe's Biurim on Tehillim - 4 volumes (so far)

For Children:

  • I Keep Kosher - Hachai Publishing
  • Wide assortment of books, CD's and DVD's
  • Queen of Persia, Book and DVD

For Men and Boys:

Tallis Gadol; Tallis Katan, Wool for adults; Tallis Katan, Wool and Cotton for boys.

Rebbe Photos; wall pushkas; laminated charts; gift certificates; and more.

Please call Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249.

Mazel Tov Shustermans!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Yisroel and Sarah Feige Shusterman on the marriage of their son Nachi to Rikki Baron of Columbia, Maryland this past Sunday!
Photos: Hershel Rosenbluh and Tzvi Webb

Tutor Available

Tutoring available outside of school for girls in first through fifth grades in all subjects excluding science and history. Flexible timing available. Will study with up to 3 girls at a time for test reviews. If you are interested, please call Chaya at 347-668-0673.