Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sunday - Tu B’Av Farbrengen with Malka Touger

"Israel has no days as festive as the 15th of Av and Yom Kippur....” - Rabbi Shimon ben Gamliel

Celebrate Tu B’Av at an intimate and inspiring farbrengen for women with world-renowned educator, lecturer and author, Mrs. Malka Touger, this Sunday night, August 14, at 8:00 PM, at the home of Devorah Hayman, 10 Langeries Drive.

In the spirit of Tu B’Av, the evening’s theme will be marriage, shalom bayis and shidduchim. Malka Touger will explore “Man and Woman are from Bereishis” and the inspiring and profound lessons for marriage and shalom bayis taught from the way Hashem created man and woman. Everyone should also bring the names of those needing shidduchim to give brochas on this auspicious night!

Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation is $7. Please tell your friends!

A recipient of the Torah U’Mesorah Teacher of the Year award, Malka Touger is a world renowned teacher and lecturer. She has authored and co-authored several best-selling books and produced a number of educational videos in both English and Hebrew.

Av Siyumim

For the updated list of people making a Siyum after the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek through Tu B'Av, please click here.

Last Chance for Tzemach Tzedek Matching Grant

Today, Wednesday, is your last chance to make a pledge to Tzemach Tzedek and have it matched. To make a pledge, please contact Reb Avraham Hayman by midnight tonight at To make a credit card payment, please contact Reb Mordechai Litzman at or click here before this Monday.

The terms of the matching grant are as follows:
  • Any family pledging from $180 to $999 will be matched dollar for dollar.
  • Any family pledging $1,000 will be double matched (i.e. the Shul will get $3,000).
  • All pledges must be made to Avraham Hayman at by midnight tonight, Wednesday, the 10th of Av.
  • All payments must be made to the shul by this Monday, Tu B'Av.
Extra payment time will be allowed for donations being requested from charitable foundations.

If you daven or learn at Tzemach Tzedek during the week or on Shabbos or use the services of the Rav, please make an effort to participate in this campaign where you can double or triple the impact of your gift.