Monday, March 7, 2011

From the Cheder Inbox

Dear Rabbi Woolstone,

Thank you for inviting us to meet with you, to hear your vision and to garner our enthusiasm and support for your tremendous undertaking.

You have won us over with your respect for your fellow human beings, your common sense, your positive and persevering manner and through your depth of being able to value and appreciate the chelek alokai and the Chassidishe Yiddishe underpinnings of a moisad chinuch despite the responsibility of maintaining a bottom line. Not very many people are able to still perceive the ruchnius when trying to "kleib" gashmius. Your vision is quite deep as you see both worlds and are yet objective enough to fully understand the entire situation and its many parts.

May the Aibershter bentch the entire cheder with the bounty of brochos that result from being "kulonu k'echod" (Tanya Lamed Beis), united in our efforts towards the chinuch of Tinokos Shel Beis Rabbon, unzere kinder, the Rebbe's kinder, with hatzlocha muflaga!


Rabbi Levi & Sorah Shemtov
Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale

Wasserman Family Welcomes Torah

Yossie Wasserman carrying the Sefer Torah that was written in memory of his father, R' Avrohom Eliezer Wasserman OBM, at the Hachnosas Sefer Torah yesterday in Crown Heights. Click here for more pictures.

Machane Bnos Monsey Kiddie Camp

Machane Bnos Monsey is happy to announce that it will also be having a Kiddie Camp division for the same dates of June 28 to August 18. This cost is $800 for boys and girls entering UPK and Pre1A.

Reminder - There are only four days left for the early bird special!

For more info please contact Chaya Light at 845-290-0335 or

HAMC Students Have Inspiring Shabbaton in Monsey

This last Shabbos the fourth grade boys class of Hebrew Academy of Morris County had their first full Shabbos experience with the Monsey Chabad community. The children were excitedly looking forward to the Shabbaton after hearing stories from older grades Monsey Shabbaton experiences when they came to Monsey with Rabbi Gil Hami and were not disappointed.

Those things that we sometimes may take for granted were all new and inspiring to the boys. The Davening in a Chassidic shul, the elaborate Shabbos meals with stories and niggunim and the simcha and friendliness expressed by Anash all helped to make this a truly memorable weekend for them.
Some of the highlights for them were the extra lively dancing and singing after Lecha Dodi in K’hal Tzemach Tzedek for Chodesh Adar, a tour of a Mikvah, Shabbos Mevorchim Tehillim with Monsey Youth led by Rabbi Goldberg, "walking in the middle of empty streets in the middle of the day!, and cholent, of course.

They also were impressed and excited about the well known stories that Captain Tzvi Webb shared with them from his experiences of Shabbos in Vietnam at the Shalosh Seudos farbrengen. And, of course, the conclusion of Shabbos with images of the Rebbe from the Living Torah video Motzai Shabbos will remain them with them for a long time.

Once again, Yashar Koach to the Monsey Chabad community for making this a warm place conducive to outreach and drawing in Yidden to experience authentic Yidishkeit.

A special thank you to Sharon and Michal Weiss of Morristown, NJ for their involvement and help.
Photos: Rabbi Gil Hami

Purim Fair at Cheder Chabad

Photos: Yisroel Schulman

Tuesday Night Women's Shiur Canceled

Rabbi Markowitz's Tuesday night women's shiur will not take place this week.

Mazel Tov Cohens!

Mazel tov to Avrohom and Dalya Cohen 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.