Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lubavitch Day Camp Begins

Mesibos Shabbos for Boys

In preparation for Gimmel Tammuz there will be a grand Mesibos Shabbos this Shabbos afternoon from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Tzemach Tzedek for boys in grades 1-5.

Thinking "Think Jewish" Sponsor

The Center for Jewish Life at RCC is seeking a sponsor in honor of Gimmel Tammuz for this week's "Think Jewish" publication containing teachings and stories from the Rebbe that is widely distributed at RCC and in local Shuls.

If you are interested please contact Dov Oliver at 845-659-2388 or

Free Treadmill Available

If you are interested in a free treadmill, please email Pick-up required.

Summer Camp Scholarships

If you are in need of a scholarship so that you can send your child or children to sleep-a-way camp this summer please contact Rabbi Simcha Werner at 845-352-7642.

Knitting Class for Women Forming

A knitting class for women is forming and will take place at Michael's Arts & Crafts Stores in the Spring Valley Marketplace. For more information, please call Raizy Hecht at 845-425-3121 or 845-675-6007.

Farbrengen Tonight with Rabbi Mendel Lerman

"You ask how you can be bound (m'kushar) to me when I do not know you personally..."

"...The true bond is created by studying Torah. When you study my maamarim, read the sichot and associate with those dear to me - the chassidic community and the tmimim - in their studies and farbrengens, and you fulfill my request regarding saying Tehillim* and observing Torah-study times - in this is the hiskashrus – the bond." (HaYom Yom, 24 Sivan)

There will be a Farbrengen for men with Rabbi Mendel Lerman, Rav of K’hal Bais Levi Yitzchok in Crown Heights, tonight, Thursday, June 30, at 8:00 PM at the home of Avraham Hayman, 10 Langeries Drive.

Rabbi Lerman, whose shul is affectionately called “Chabad of Crown Heights,” is renowned as an inspired and inspiring Chossid whose chayus, warmth and legendary open home have changed the lives of many.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to get inspired and strengthen your hiskashrus!

*"At the time this letter was written, it had not yet become widely known about the establishment of the practice to study Chumash with Rashi daily, and to study Tanya as apportioned for every day of the year." Footnote 4, Page 328, Sefer Hamaamarim Basi Legani.

Seeking Ride for Package

Looking for someone to deliver a large package to Crown Heights. Please call Dina 914-393-7288.

Extra Lainings This Shabbos

As per the custom that everyone should have an aliya on the Shabbos prior to Gimmel Tammuz, there will be extra lainings this Shabbos at Tzemach Tzedek beginning at 8:30 AM in the backroom of the shul and then multiple lainings during the regular laining time.

Beis Menachem will have multiple lainings during the regular laining time.

Community-Wide Gimmel Tammuz Farbrengen with Rabbi Mendel Gluckowsky

It gives me great pleasure to announce that in honor of the auspicious day of Gimmel Tammuz there will be a community-wide Achdus farbrengen for men which will include the participation of the local Lubavitch shuls - Beis Menachem, Chabad of South Monsey, Nusach Ari, and Tzemach Tzedek.

The farbrengen will take place this Tuesday evening, Gimmel Tammuz, July 5, at 8:00 PM in the main shul of Tzemach Tzedek (upstairs).

Rabbi Lesches, the Mora D’Asra, will address the crowd followed by special guest speaker Rabbi Mendel Gluckowsky, Rav of Rechovot, Eretz Yisroel and member of Vaad Rabanei Chabad of Eretz Yisroel, who will farbreng through the night.

Let’s join together to strengthen each other in our hiskashrus to the Rebbe. Please come and bring your friends.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz

PS - If you are interested in participating in the sponsorship of the farbrengen, please contact Avrohom Polinger at