Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wasserman Shalom Zachor

Yossie and Baila Wasserman will be making a Shalom Zachor for their newborn son this Friday night at the Baruch home, 80 Decauter Avenue.

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A Rosh Hoshana Thought

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

With the rapid approach of the New Year when we will stand before Hashem in unison, let us hope and pray that the coming year brings forth the renewal of our greatest hopes and aspirations.

May the blessings of sweetness and goodness be the realized fortune for each and every one of us. A promising future demands a moment of reflection on the past. How did our actions in the past year affect us as individuals and as a community?

Examining the past is our primary duty, as we hope, pray and dream for a brighter future and a world of peace and harmony.

Everyone dreams! We dream at night and during the day. Some dreams we will recall vividly while others will naturally fade into the morning sun. Jacob our Patriarch dreamed of angels descending and ascending the ladder that touched heaven. Joseph’s dream showed the moon and the stars bowing to him. Pharaoh’s butler and baker were left distressed from the dreams that revealed the secret to their future. Pharaoh himself sought answers to the mystery beheld in his dreams of cows and stalks. History is full of dreamers. Dreamers of grandeur and power, dreamers of hope and salvation, dreamers of peace and healing. As we retell the story of history’s dreams, the message becomes strikingly clear.

How can we make our dreams come to life? The answer is simple.

A dream must translate into action, for if not, it will remain just that – a dream!

If you take your dreams seriously, then be bold and courageous to take the necessary action, and with Hashem’s help, you will see your dreams come to fruition. A Rabbi from Israel came to the United States to raise funds for a Yeshiva still in its infancy. He spoke about his plans of turning his school into a world renowned Yeshiva with hundreds of students. “Rabbi, you’re dreaming!” laughed a perspective donor. “I may be dreaming but I am not sleeping,” responded the tenacious and determined Rabbi.

In 1950, upon assuming the leadership of the Chabad movement, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of blessed memory, dreamed of changing the landscape of Judaism and Jewish education in every Jewish community in the world. Sixty years later, more than 3500 Chabad Houses and other educational institutions span virtually every corner of the globe. From Thailand to Sydney to Nepal and Iowa City, Jews of every background and affiliation are the beneficiaries of the Rebbe’s gift to the world – a dream that is now reality.

As we dip our apple into honey and ask Hashem to provide for us, let us recognize the constant blessings that already fill our lives, but not suffice with them alone. We must dream for a better future for us, our loved ones and Klal Yisroel, and do something positive to make those dreams become reality. Every Mitzva and good deed helps actualize our universal dream for a world of peace and harmony.

Mrs. Shusterman and I, together with our family, extend to you and your dear family heartfelt wishes for a sweet, healthy and prosperous New Year in every aspect, materially and spiritually, blessed with the realization of all your dreams and aspirations, in a most practical and productive way.

Mazel Tov Strasbergs - Shalom Zachor!

Mazel tov to Yanky and Shaindel Strasberg on the birth of a baby boy!

Mazel tov to the grandparents R' Shmuel and Miriam Klein!

The Shalom Zachor will take place this Friday night at the Strasberg home, 3 Jonathan Place.

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 karenschild@yahoo.com or 845-354-4898.

Seating at Tzemach Tzedek for Shabbos Shuva

To accommodate the extra requests for women's seats for Yom Tov, the mechitza at Tzemach Tzedek has been moved into the men's part of the Shul adding 8 more tables for the women.

As the Mechitza can’t be moved back for Shabbos due to the electrical wiring on the Mechitza, we are requesting that all men sit in their Yom Tov reserved seats for this Shabbos.

Free Computer Monitor

A 13-inch Compaq color computer monitor in good condition is available for free.

Please call 917-497-4661 to arrange pick up.