Monday, May 9, 2011

Last Chance to Register for Monsey Section

Today, Monday, is the last day to register as part of the Monsey/Cheder group for The Great Parade. Families that do not register today will not receive wristbands and customized t-shirts in advance of the parade and may not be able to sit in the Monsey section.

Click here to register your family members ASAP.

Under “Join A Group” choose “Cheder Chabad of Monsey - Boys” for all boys and fathers and “Cheder Chabad of Monsey - Girls” for all girls and mothers from the dropdown menu.

Boys under the age of 6 who would like to sit with their mothers should register on the “Cheder Chabad of Monsey – Girls” group and girls under the age of 6 sitting with their father should register on the “Cheder Chabad of Monsey – Boys” group.

Again, this section is for BOTH Cheder families and the Monsey community at large.

Important Note:
It has come to our attention that some people have been having difficulty purchasing seats for the parade. The primary issue is that you cannot use the same email address twice. Therefore, once you have made your first order (ex. boys division) use a different credit card for the second order (ex. girls division).

Also, please make sure that you received an e-mail confirming your reservation. If you have not received such an e-mail, that means your order did not go through and you need to make a new reservation. If you have any further questions, please contact the parade office at 661-524-5771 or

Machane Bnos Monsey To Swim at LifePlex

Machane Bnos Monsey is proud to annouce that our campers will be swimming at the beautiful LifePlex swimming pool this summer.

Monsey Fire Dept. Silences Siren

By Steve Lieberman, The Journal News

MONSEY — The siren that for decades called volunteer firefighters to fires or other emergencies has been silenced.

Responding to complaints from some residents, the Monsey Board of Fire Commissioners has turned off the siren, leaving volunteers with only one means of being notified — their pagers.

Shutting down the siren has potential safety and financial consequences for firefighters and residents.

The National Fire Prevention Association calls for two means of notifying volunteer firefighters in case pagers or beepers don't work. Poor notification could lead to fires and other emergencies being short-staffed.
There's a financial implication for homeowners. The two-communication system is taken into consideration by insurance companies that set rates for property owners and tenants based on the quality of the local firefighting, equipment, proximity to water or other issues.

Click here to read the complete article.

Nachman D. Wichnin Addresses Tzach Conference

Nachman Dov Wichnin, who was recently appointed as Shliach to Brooklyn College under Tzach, speaking at the Annual Tzach conference held this past Motzai Shabbos in New York.