Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tomchei Shabbos of Rockland Delivers Food for Pesach

By Yeshiva World News

Late this past Sunday under the cover of darkness, Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County anonymously left large Pesach food packages at the doorsteps of 1022 families. Many of these families lost their jobs during this long recession. The total distribution included 50,000 lbs. of potatoes, 53,696 lbs of chicken, 29,750 dozen eggs, 1,100 cases of apple juice, 1,550 cases of seltzer, 9,500 lbs of hand shemurah matzoh, 1,000 cases of apples, 1,050 cases of oranges, 10,500 lbs of onions, 9,000 lbs. of carrots, 7,488 rolls of gefilte fish, romaine lettuce, and morror. This massive distribution was the result of the close coordination and volunteer efforts of numerous dedicated people from throughout the Monsey community.

In all cases, the drivers came from the other end of the community of where they made their deliveries. Thus, even though the driver knew the address to which he made his delivery, he was unaware of the identity of the recipient. The two people on opposite ends of the door never saw each other. No words were exchanged. Just a silent expression of concern between one Jew and another.

Tomche Shabbos of Rockland County operates each Thursday night with the same strong adherence to Hatzneiah Leches. No driver has ever known the identity of the person to whom he has made a delivery.

Cheder Boys Learn Mishnayis Baal Peh

Over the past two months, the boys in Cheder were very busy learning משניות בעל פה! Many boys would even bring their משניות to recess and lunch and use their free time to study. There were many raffles for the boys who participated in this program and the last raffle had 10 winners!

The boys earned many ספרים which will be given out after פסח.

In honor of the Rebbe’s birthday on י"א ניסן, the boys in Cheder Chabad will be giving the Rebbe a gift of 7,683 lines of משניות memorized by heart. May the boys continue to learn משניות בעל פה, and wherever they go they will always have words of תורה to say!

Thank you to Mottie Wiener of dailysteals.com for sponsoring this program.

Mazel Tov Goldsteins!

Mazel tov to Zev Goldstein and Rivka Goldstein on the engagement of their son Hershel to Chaya Kozak of Borough Park!

Zalman Goldstein Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

In a piece showcasing religious apps for the iPhone and iPad, The Wall Street Journal interviewed Rabbi Zalman Goldstein of The Jewish Learning Group about his iBlessing application for Apple products.

To purchase the iPhone application click here.
To purchase the Say a Blessing key chain click here.

Yeshiva Bein Hazmanim

Photos: Zevi Schulman