Friday, March 30, 2012

Shabbos HaGadol Drasha at Tzemach Tzedek

Rabbi Lesches will be giving a Shabbos HaGadol drasha for men and women at Tzemach Tzedek on Shabbos afternoon at 6:00 PM. Mincha will follow the shiur at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Two Local Chol HaMoed Events

To purchase seats before these shows are sold out, please click here.

Free Vegetables Available

As in previous years, Cheder Chabad has organized a quantity of vegetables - carrots, onions and cabbage - available free of charge for our community.

As the vegetables are packed in large 50lb sacks it would be advisable to bring your own bags.

You can pick them up at the Cheder Chabad Girls Building,  246 North Main Street in Spring Valley, during the following times:
  • Friday, March 30, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 1, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
  • Monday,  April 2, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Parsha Perspective

Compiled by Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

Oftentimes, a small lesson can bring about a major paradigm shift.

Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi shared one such lesson he learned from his master, the saintly Maggid of Mezeritch, based on the verse in this week’s Torah portion Tzav, “A constant fire shall be kept burning on the altar; it shall not be extinguished.” (Vayikra (Leviticus) 6:6)

To bring an offering on the altar is insufficient, taught the Maggid. One needs to kindle a fire under the offering. And this fire will extinguish negativity. Lo tichbeh, which literally means “it shall not be extinguished,” was interpreted by the Maggid to read: “shall extinguish (tichbeh) the ‘no’ (lo),” the negative.

Kabbalistic thought explains that every person has a microcosmic altar upon which they make sacrifices for G‑d. But sacrifice itself is insufficient without fire. Discipline and commitment to self-growth, but without love and warmth, is inert. Therefore, the Torah advises us to keep a fire constantly burning on the altar.

The fire fueling the altar is so potent that it will raze any element that may stand in its way. Passion has a way of dissolving problems.

This concept reminds of the story where the wind and the sun once competed to make the lonely man take off his jacket. The wind blew fiercely, but the man only clung to his jacket with more intensity. Then the sun began to project its warmth, and the man naturally removed his jacket.

Keep a constant fire burning on your altar, and lo tichbeh—the “no” will be extinguished. This became a vital paradigm shift, which was popularized by the Chassidic masters.

There are two ways to deal with our inner demons and dysfunctions. The first, and most natural, would be to fight back; to criticize ourselves for our inadequacies and mistakes. But sometimes this head-on approach can work to our disadvantage and the frustration that we invest in criticizing our character flaw will only aggravate it.

The second approach works by first generating a passion: With passionate energy circulating, there’s less energy to be had for dysfunctional tendencies, and less focus put on them. A teenager whose vivacity is channeled through noble pursuits may not fight to break rules.

When you love your spouse, you are less likely to be enraged by his or her flaws. At times, words of affection can be a more effective catalyst for change than scrutinizing the problems in a relationship. And so also, a passion for G-dliness will mitigate physical inconveniences.

Lo tichbeh—the negative becomes extinguished. Sometimes it’s about working smarter, not harder. Turn up your fire, says the Maggid, and your inner demons may just sizzle away.

(excerpts from chabad.org -  By Rochel Holzkenner)

Have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Mazel Tov Polters & Werners!

Mazel tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Mendel and Dina Polter on the marriage of their daughter Liba Sheva to Tzvi Hirsh Sputz of Crown Heights!

Mazel tov to the grandparents Rabbi and Mrs. Simcha and Chaya Werner!


For more photos, please click here.

Yud Aleph Nissan Farbrengen Monday Night

There will be a farbrengen this Monday night, April 2, at Tzemach Tzedek in honor of Yud Aleph Nissan, the birthday of the Rebbe in 1902.

Maariv will be at 8:30 PM followed by the farbrengen.


Pre Pesach Camp

Matzah Available for Mivtzoim

As in previous years, Rabbi Simcha Werner has Matzah available for Mivtzoim.

If any of Anash would like to fulfill the Rebbe's Mivtzah Matzah and need Matzah please contact Rabbi Werner at 845-356-3850. Pesach Guides are also available.

There is a limited amount available for Anash to distribute to their neighbors, colleagues, and acquaintances so please call as soon as possible to ensure you receive the amount you need. Some Matzah will also be available during some of the Mincha/Maariv minyanim at Tzemach Tzedek this coming week.

Donations may also be given when picking up your Matzahs.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mazel Tov Meshchaninovs - L'chaim Tonight!

Mazel tov to Eliyahu and Bracha Meshchaninov on the engagement of their son Dovie to Noi Hershkovich of Huntington Beach, California!

The l’chaim will  be tonight, Thursday, at 7:30 PM at Eshel, 272 Kingston Avenue.

Pesach Shiur at Heichal Menachem

Yud Aleph Nissan Children's Rally

There will be a live rally for children this Tuesday, Yud Alef Nissan, in front of 770.

To purchase wrist bands, please contact Rabbi Moshe Wiener at monseyouth@gmail.com.  The cost of each wrist band is $3 and they will be available Motzai Shabbos.

For those who would like to watch the rally live, you can log onto www.tzivoshashem.org/rally starting at 10:30 AM.

Mazel Tov Bronsteins!

Mazal tov to Rabbi Nachman and Chavie Bronstein on the birth of a grandson born to Mendy and Devorah Leah Bronstein of Crown Heights!

Cheder Boys Learn with Model Matzah Bakery

As part of the pre-Pesach teaching curriculum, the boys at Cheder Chabad of Monsey received a hands-on lesson on baking matzah. Rabbi Moshe Grossbaum of the Living Legacy Program brought the Model Matzah Bakery to the Cheder.

The activity started with the children receiving stalks of wheat and separating the wheat kernels from the husks. The children learnt the different aspects of shmura as it applies to the wheat; cutting in a dry season and assuring that the actual wheat does not come into contact with water. They then ground some wheat in a small mill and sifted the flour, learning of the importance of keeping everything nice and dry. After learning how shmura flour is made, they started with the process of making the dough. There were 2 booths set up; one for flour and another for water. Children poured water and flour from the booths into the mixing bowl where and expert “mixer” kneaded the dough.

The children learned of the importance of assuring that even the “dust” of flour does not mix with the water before the kneading process begins and the importance of making sure the dough is kneaded properly. These activities were also a very useful tool to review sidura d’pas - the melochos of Shabbos related to baking, as they were taught in Maseches Shabbos.

The children then each got their own piece of dough and rolled their own matzah that was then placed in an oven. The children then all received their own “model” matzah to enjoy.

This program was a phenomenal tool in bringing to life all the halochos connected with matzoh.
 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Over-Fifty Farbrengen on Chol HaMoed

The next men's over-fifty farbrengen will take place on Monday evening, Chol HaMoed Pesach, April 9, at 9:00 PM at the Hanson home, 38 South Monsey Road.

Cheder Chabad Seeking Preschool Director

Cheder Chabad of Monsey has a position open for a Preschool Director for the 5773 school year.

Candidate must have a degree (MA preferred) and/or extensive experience in early childhood education and experience as a preschool teacher and/or supervisor.

Salary will be commensurate with degree and experience.

Please send resume and references to hr@chedermonsey.org or fax to 845-290-9616.

For more information on the position, please click here (PDF).

Monday, March 26, 2012

Guides & Matzah for Pesach Mivtzoim

Pesach Guides for mivtzoim are available from Chabad JEC of Chestnut Ridge to share with your neighbors, acquaintances and co-workers.

The Rebbe encouraged every Chosid to share Yiddishkeit with every Jew he or she comes in contact with.

Beautifully designed guides, published by Chabad JEC of Chestnut Ridge, can be picked up in the lobby of Tzemach Tzedek at no charge.

Additionally, the Rebbe asked that we make certain that every Jew has Shmurah Matzah for the Seder. If you need matzah packages, please contact Rabbi Chaim Zvi Ehrenreich at rabbi@chabadjec.org.

Tonight - Pesach Shiur for Women

There will be a Pesach Halacha Shiur for women by Rabbi Lesches tonight, Monday, at 8:00 PM at the home of Yehudis Abramowitz, 6 Zabriskie Terrace.

A fully stocked Nshei bookstore will be available for all your Pesach needs as well.

Maos Chitim for Our Community

The needs of people in our very own community to make Yom Tov are great and the fund is still short at least $6,000.

Donations of any amount are welcome and make a difference.

Please make a contribution and have the merit of  helping those who are lacking in the Yom Tov necessities to celebrate Pesach and enjoy Yom Tov together with Klal Yisroel!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Beis Menachem Annual Fishing Trip

Bais Menachem will be holding its annual pre-Shavuos fishing trip on Sunday evening, May 20, from 7:00 PM until Midnight in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Night fish and catch Stripe Bass and Blue Fish for Shavuos.

Families are welcome.

Last year the trip sold out quickly. There are only 45 spots available.

To register, click here.

Kesser Special Ends Tomorrow Night

Reminder - Place your order before tomorrow, Monday, night and receive 2% off (orders of $300 or more) or 5% off (orders of $500 or more).

To order, please go to kesserdistributors.com or contact Chaim Holtzberg at yourkesser@gmail.com or 914-729-0838.

The Fugu Plan

If you took a book entitled "The Fugu Plan" from Tzemach Tzedek that is signed by the author, please return it to the Shul as soon as possible.

Mazel Tov Shustermans!

Mazal tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Yisroel and Sarah Feige Shusterman on the engagement of their son Yossi to Chaya Mushka Lieberman of Crown Heights!

The l'chaim information will be posted shortly.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Kiddushim this Shabbos

Beis Menachem:
Kiddush sponsored by Eli and Miriam Zisman in memory of Miriam Leba bas Harav Dov Ber whose yahrtzeit is on the 7th of Nissan.

Beis Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Pomona:
Kiddush sponsored by the Rosenbluh family in memory of Miriam Liba bas R' Moshe and R' Binyamin Dovid ben R' Shmuel.

Mechiras Chometz

Beginning this Sunday, Rabbi Lesches is available to arrange the sale of your chometz following all weekday and Sunday tefilos at Tzemach Tzedek. The Rav can also be reached at 845-659-1060.

Beis Nissan Farbrengen Sunday Night

There will be a farbrengen this Sunday night, March 25, in honor of Beis Nissan following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek.

The fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn, the Rashab, was born in the White Russian town of Lubavitch in 1860. After the passing of his father, Rabbi Shmuel (in 1882), he assumed the leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch.


Famed for his phenomenal mind and analytical treatment of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Sholom DovBer wrote and delivered some 2,000 maamarim over the 38 years of his leadership. In 1897, he established the Tomchei Temimim yeshivah, the first institution of Jewish learning to combine the study of the "body" of Torah (Talmudic and legal studies) with its mystical "soul" (the teachings of Chassidism); it was this unique yeshivah that produced the army of learned, inspired and devoted Chassidim who, in the decades to come, would literally give their lives to keep Judaism alive under Soviet rule.


In 1915, Rabbi Sholom DovBer was forced to flee Lubavitch from the advancing WWI front and relocated to the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. In his final years, he began the heroic battle against the new Communist regime's efforts to destroy the Jewish faith throughout the Soviet Union.


Rabbi Sholom DovBer passed away in Rostov on the 2nd of Nissan, 1920. His last words were: "I'm going to heaven; I leave you the writings."

Daily Mincha & Maariv Time Changes

Beginning this Sunday, the daily Mincha minyan at Tzemach Tzedek will be at 7:00 PM and the first Maariv will be at 8:00 PM. The second Maariv at 8:30 PM and the third Maariv at 9:30 PM remain the same.

Parsha Perspective

Compiled by Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

Any abrupt change of font size in a written work attracts attention. Surely so in the Torah, where every detail and nuance is of great importance.

In this week's Parsha, the portion of Vayikra, there is a particular change of font. The letter Alef, as it is written in the Torah in the opening verse of this week’s portion “Vayikra el Moshe” ("And G-d called to Moses"), is tiny. Noticeably smaller than the usual sized Alef or the other letters in that passage, it excites comment and query from synagogue audiences every year.

Chasidic thought explains that this change is to give an indication of Moshe’s (Moses') unparalleled humility. Though he was unique amongst  men in his communicating directly with G-d, despite the fact that he was the leader who had defeated the Egyptians and freed the Jews and brought the Torah down to the world at Sinai, he nonetheless remained the most humble man ever to exist on this earth (Numbers 12:3).

Interestingly, the small Alef of our Parsha is contrasted by another font change elsewhere in the Bible. The name 'Adam', the first man and the personal handiwork of G-d, is written once with an oversized Alef, to denote his grandeur and, by extension, the potential greatness of all humans--the ultimate purpose of creation,

To exist is to have a purpose. G-d created nothing without reason. One needs to constantly bear in mind one's responsibilities and to live up to the large Alef.

Recognition of one's worth, however, should never lead to hubris and conceit. Moses, the most accomplished person ever to live, was also the most humble. The small Alef reflected his awareness that his talent and ability were gifts from G-d. He constantly asked himself, "Have I truly utilized my full capabilities?"

Humility does not mean self-delusion, but rather an awareness of one's talents, tempered by the acknowledgement of where they come from. Moshe was aware of his qualities but he did not take any credit for it. In fact, he would say: "Were somebody else to be granted these qualities, they would surely do even better ! "

This dual perspective of the dueling Alefs -- an uplifting recognition of one's achievements tempered by the deflating sense of accomplishment -- invokes a humility, yet with a drive to accomplish in religion and life and thus justify one's very existence.

(excerpts from chabad.org -  Rabbi  Elisha Greenbaum)

Have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Beis Nissan Farbrengen at Heichal Menachem

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sushi Metsuyan Offers Meat & Chicken with Chabad Hashgacha

Due to popular demand, Sushi Metsuyan Monsey will serve three fleishig entrees using meat and chicken that bear the Crown Heights Kosher hashgacha.

The following three items are available effective immediately:

  • 16oz Rib Eye served with tempura onion rings & sautéed baby bok choy 
  • Grilled Breast of Chicken served with sesame mashed potatoes, asian long beans w/ginger sauce
  •  Chicken Teriyaki wok seared dark meat filet served with stir fried peppers & onions over brown rice  

Please advise your waiter or waitress of this preference as market availability is subject to change.

As always, we are under the supervision of Rav Zushe Blech.

For the full menu, please click here (PDF).

Please note that we are extending our hours the week before Pesach, from April 1st to April 5th, and will be open until 10:00 PM.

We hope to see you soon and wish you a Kasher and Freilechen Pesach!

Transportation Form Deadline for New Students

If you are planning on enrolling new students to Cheder Chabad of Monsey or Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka High School for Girls for the 5773 school year, then you must submit a transportation request to the East Ramapo School District Department of Transportation before April 1, 2012.

For a printable version of the transportation form, please click here (PDF).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Kol HaNearim Raffle

Boruch Hashem, the קול הנערים youth minyan at Tzemach Tzedek, run by MonseYouth, has been going on for 20 weeks with a lot of success!

The בר מצוה boys lein from the תורה and daven for the עמוד as well as serve as גבאי. Every week, one boy says a short דבר תורה.

This past week, raffle tickets were given out to boys who were davening with חיות. The raffle was held on Sunday for a set of Shulchan Aruch. The winner of the raffle is Shaul Zelig Bronstein!

Cheder Wine Deadline Tomorrow

Please order your wine for Pesach by tomorrow evening, Thursday, March 22, so that Cheder Chabad Monsey can receive 10% of all sales!

For the wine list of more than 300 wines with wholesale prices, please click here.

For the order form, please click here.

You can email the order form to leibschaeffer@gmail.com or fax to 866-467-0009. We can pick up a check or you can deliver a check made out to “CCM” to 8 Dunhill Lane in Monsey.

All checks and credit cards are processed via Cheder Chabad Monsey.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pesach Shiur for Women

There will be a Pesach Halacha Shiur for women by Rabbi Lesches this Monday night, March 26, at 8:00 PM at the home of Yehudis Abramowitz, 6 Zabriskie Terrace.

A fully stocked Nshei bookstore will be available for all your Pesach needs as well.

Mazel To Mangamis!

Mazel tov to Ariel and Shternie Mangami on the birth of a baby girl!

Mazel tov to the grandparents Rabbi Yeruchem and Fraidy Cohen!

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

Mazel Tov Kolts & Goldbergers!

Mazel tov to Mordechai and Tziporah Kolt on the birth of a granddaughter born to Luzzy and Ruth Goldberger!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mishnayis for Dovid Hanson A"H

If you are able to learn mishnayos l'iylu nishmas Mayer Dovid ben Peretz Hanson A"H, a long time member of Anash of Monsey, please contact Reb Shlomo Backman at 845-641-8434 or shlomo.backman@verizon.net
to find out which mesechtos are available.

The learning of the mishnayos should be completed by 20 Nissan 5772 (April 12, 2012).

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mazel Tov Henigs!

Mazel tov to Zev and Yehudis Henig on the birth of a baby girl!

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

Kesser Pesach Specials - Order Now & Save!

Due to the high volume of orders before Pesach and in order to serve you most efficiently we are offering the following savings:



Place your order of $300 or more before Monday, March 26 (3 Nissan), and receive 2% off.

Place your order of $500 or more before Monday, March 26 (3 Nissan) and receive 5% off.

To order, please go to kesserdistributors.com or contact Chaim Holtzberg at yourkesser@gmail.com or 914-729-0838.

New Lubavitch Shul Opens in Town!

A a new Chabad shul has opened in Pomona serving those who live north of Tzemach Tzedek and Beis Menachem.

The new shul, called Beis Menachem Mendel Lubavitch, is under the auspices of NCFJE of Pomona and is under the leadership of Rabbi Pinchas Dovid Weber.

Beis Menachem Mendel Lubavitch is located in Rabbi Weber's home at 7 Galileo Court.

On Shabbos mornings, Rabbi Weber gives a shiur chassidus at 9:00 AM followed by Shacharis  at 9:30 AM followed by a Chasidishe farbrengen.

Due to space constraints, there is not yet have a women's section but children are welcome.

The Shul is looking to start minyanim for Friday night and Shabbos afternoon as well and will do so as soon as there is sufficient demand.

Please email lubavitchofpomona@gmail.com to subscribe to Shul updates.

We wish Rabbi Weber and Beis Menachem Mendel Lubavitch tremendous hatzlacha!

N'shei Chabad Bookstore Pesach Items

N'shei Chabad Bookstore has Pesach classics in stock for the young and old.

For Children:
  • A Touch of Passover
  • Zalman Kleiman's Illustrated Haggadahs
  • Out of Egypt Book and DVD
For Women:
  • Countdown to Passover
  • Spice and Spirit Passover Cookbook
For Everyone:
  • Large assortment of Haggadahs
  • Hilchos Leil HaSeder - 2 Volumes
  • Tehilas Hashem Siddur for Pesach
  •  Sefiros HaOmer - Simon Jacobson
For special orders, please call in by Monday evening, March 19, before 11:00 PM.
             
For more information, please contact Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249.

Cheder Mother Daughter Tea

The beautiful buffet at the Cheder Chabad Mother Daughter Tea that took place today.

Photos: Devorah Goldstein

Cheder Wine Sale Tonight

Friday, March 16, 2012

Greater Monsey Soccer League

The Greater Monsey Soccer League will  be running from April 29th until June 17th .We will be playing at Pomona Middle School this season.

Registration is now open at www.monseysoccer.com.

There is a section on the signup form for t-shirts. Please be sure to choose the correct sizes for your children.

For more information, please feel free to contact Uriel Ash at 845-596-5512 or uriel@nathanash.com.

Foundation is Poured at New Girls Building


Photos & Video: Zalman Goldstein

Early Bird Special Ends in One Week

Kiddush-Farbrengen at Beis Menachem

This week's Shabbos Mevorchim Kiddush-Farbrengen at Beis Menachem is sponsored by Rabbi Kagan and Yossi Light in honor of their respective birthdays and Yonah Edelkopf who has Yortzeit for his father Reb Zavel ben Reb Yonah A"H.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Seeking Third Grade Teacher

Lubavitch on the Palisades School in Tenafly, New Jersey, is looking for a female third grade Limudei Kodesh teacher for the upcoming school year (September 2012 - July 2013).

Hours are 8:15am - 12:00pm Monday - Thursday and Friday 8:15am - 10:45am. Competitive pay.

If interested in this position, please contact Orite at 646-262-3856 or orite@chabadlubavitch.org.

Parsha Perspective

Compiled by Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

“Let all those wise of heart come and do”—Exodus 35:10.

This week’s Torah portion recounts the details of the construction of the portable Mishkan (Sanctuary) which escorted the Jews for 40 years through the desert, until arriving in the land of Israel.

Moshe (Moses) called upon each individual member of the Children of Israel to come forward and use their particular skill (“wisdom”) to build the Mishkan - the desert Tabernacle. The Mishkan was an amazing work of art and engineering, and much wisdom and skill were required to build it.

But why does Moshe issue a call for the “wise of heart”? Is this not a contradiction in terms? After all, wisdom is in the mind, while emotions are in the heart!

Perhaps the Torah is teaching us a valuable lesson, especially applicable in the construction of our own personal Mishkan.

Skill alone is sterile, while emotion alone is unpredictable.

The wise person can know something and it can have no effect on his or her life—it remains in the display case of their brain, never used to direct their behavior.

Another person may have profound experiences of deep religious emotion expressed so strongly that they reach a point where they lose sight of other good things in which they should be involved, or they become overly critical of others who seem not to be as enthusiastic as they.

Hence, G‑d directs Moses to tell the Jewish people: As each and every one of us build a personal Mishkan—a Sanctuary for G‑d made of the stuff of our life—we  need to remember to be “wise of heart.”

“Wise”— to allow G‑dly wisdom to direct our feelings in a constructive, balanced and inclusive way.

“Of heart”— to allow this knowledge to create a current of excitement and passion for the good and the G‑dly that fills our body and changes our world.

(Excerpts from chabad.org -  Rabbi  Shlomo Yaffe)

 Have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Wine Sale This Sunday Night

Shiur on E-Commerce Tonight

The Beis Menachem weekly Shiur with Rabbi Kagan will be hosted tonight by Dan Sachs at his home, 3 Baker Lane, at 9:00 PM followed by Maariv at 10:00 PM.

The topic is E-Commerce and running an online businesses on Shabbos and other related Halachic and Hashkafik matters.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

R' Simcha Weinstein to Speak at RCC

The Center for Jewish Life at Rockland Community College invites you to “Love in the Time of Darwinism,” a laugh-out-loud lecture by Rabbi Simcha Weinstein on Tuesday, March 20 at 8:00 PM, at RCC Student Union, Room 3214.

Girls Building Making Progress

The Cheder Chabad Girls and Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka building's foundation is presently being formed for concrete and the footprint of the building can be clearly seen.

The concrete is expected to be poured early next week and the modular building will be following shortly.

Take part in this project! There are still dedication opportunities available! For Cheder Chabad, please contact david.novack@att.net and for MBCM, please contact rabbitouger@monseybcm.com.


Photos and Video: Zalman Goldstein

Cheder Wine Tasting Last Night

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mrs. Liba Klein Sitting Shiva

Boruch Dayan HaEmes - We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Sylvia Davis A"H, mother of Mrs. Liba Klein and grandmother of Zahava Gottlieb, Tzvi Klein, Miriam Zinstein, Nechama Klein and Devora Klein.

Liba will be sitting shiva at 12 Manor Drive in Monsey through Friday. Please be Menachem Avel between the hours of 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Wednesday through Friday and between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM on Wednesday and Thursday.

If you are able to cook a meal, please contact Rochie Liberow at 845-517-9034.

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Hanson Shiva and Meals

Mrs. Zissel Hanson and her three daughters are sitting Shiva at 38 South Monsey Road through this Monday morning, March 19.

They can be reached by phone at 845-352-2146 or 914-882-8998 (cell) or by email at judithehanson@gmail.com.

If you are able to cook a meal, please contact Rochie Liberow at 845-517-9034.

 .המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Triple Your Tzedaka to YMMLM!

This Sunday night at the Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey Dinner, Rabbi Leibel Groner explained that the Rebbe taught that by supporting yeshivas we open up new channels for brachas from the Rebbeim, and the more the support, the wider the channel becomes!

Hearing this, Mr. Avraham Hayman, whose birthday was that night, announced a grant for this week and next week (ending next Friday, the 29th of Adar, March 23rd), whereby the Yeshiva will receive triple of any family contribution pledged between $50 and $1,000. Your $50 turns into $150, $500 turns into $1,500, $1,000 turns into $3,000, etc. The more you give, the wider the channel becomes!
 
Please make your donation by credit card at www.ymml.org/donate or mail your check made out to YMML to YMML, P.O. Box 1204, Monsey, NY 10952. You may also give your check or credit card information to Rabbi Moshe Liberow at 845-721-2947.
 
If you are not paying by the end of Adar (the end of next week), please email the amount of your generous pledge to ymmlofmonsey@gmail.com. To qualify for the match, all contributions must be paid by Pesach.

If you have any questions, please contact the Yeshiva at 845-721-2947 or  ymmlofmonsey@gmail.com.

This is an Adar opportunity not to be missed!

The following is a video of Rabbi Groner's address at the dinner:

YMMLM Celebrates at 2nd Annual Dinner

This past Sunday evening, the 17th of Adar, close to 100 men and women, members of the Monsey Chabad community, gathered together to honor Shimon and Devorah Kroll, Baruch Akiva and Rochel Hayman and Avraham and Devorah Hayman for their support of Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey.

The dinner was chaired by Yisroel and Rivkah Schulman and was choreographed down to the minutest detail by Rabbi Moshe and Rochie Liberow. Special thanks to Chaim Bloch for his help and participation in last nights dinner.

The dinner was highlighted by the inspiring acceptance speech of Shimon Kroll, who reminisced about the farbrengin that accompanied the opening of the Yeshiva, and who, with his Eshes Chayil, received the Eitz Chaim Award. Shimon Kroll was honored for his habits of constantly learning and giving shiurim in the community, as well as his staunch and generous support of the Yeshiva throughout the years since it was founded.

Baruch Akiva Hayman, who, with his Eshes Chayil, received the Amud HaChesed Award, gave one of the shortest, yet sweetest, acceptance speeches ever heard. Baruch Akiva was honored for being a alumni that the Yeshiva is proud to call its own as he exemplifies the traits of hakaras hatov, kindness, and generosity in support of the Yeshiva's mission to provide a chinuch that is connected to our Rebbeim.

The dinner attendees were very fortunate to be addressed by Rabbi Leibel Groner, Mazkir of the Rebbe for over 40 years.  Rabbi Groner spoke forcefully and poignantly about the purpose, the goal, and the meaning of chinuch, illustrating every point with stories and anecdotes that resonated to the core.

What is chinuch, Rabbi Groner asked.  The sources he quoted said that chinuch is, for sure, giving over Torah knowledge.  However, it is so much more.  While giving over information, the mechanech must communicate to his talmidim, and inspire within them, yirah shamayim.  The goal of chinuch is to create a person who stands strong; a person who is not influenced by either outside or inner voices that wish to deter his avodah.  The goal of chinuch is to create a person who stands so strong that yirah shamayim and mesiras nefesh are part of who he is.

Rabbi Groner gave the example of Mordechai HaTzadik who taught 22,000 kinder certain chukim, even though they were of a tender age.  While teaching them, Mordechai imparted to them the power of mesiras nefesh, which they displayed when they refused to escape the wrath of Ahashveros by running away when the King's emissaries approached their massive yeshiva.

Rabbi Groner told the story of a parent who wrote to the Rebbe wanting to change their son from a Chabad yeshiva to a non-Chabad yeshiva.  The Rebbe told the parent that they had no right to circumvent the funnel for brachas that was created for the boy when he learned in a yeshiva connected to the Rebbeim.  Rabbi Groner told the attendees that the Rebbe explained that not only is a funnel for brachas opened up for the student in a yeshiva connected to one of the Rebbeim, that there is also a funnel for brachas that opens up for the parents of the student.

Rabbi Groner said that the Rebbe told him that it used to be that the Rebbeim waited until asked to give brachas.  However, the Rebbe said, in these times the Rebbeim don't wait; instead, they are pouring brachas out to the chassidim and he asks only one thing of the Chassidim:  that they make a vessel for the brachos that are being poured out for their benefit!

Rabbi Groner said that sending a child to a yeshiva creates a new channel for the child and the parents, and giving support to the yeshiva creates the new channel for those that give their support.

At the conclusion of a very beautiful event, Avraham Hayman, whose birthday and anniversary coincided with the dinner, announced a Matching Grant for the Yeshiva that will enable each participant to TRIPLE HIS or HER DONATION. This exciting opportunity will be available for Anash through this Friday, 22nd of Adar - March 16th, during which time Mr. Hayman will triple the value of any contribution or pledge from $50 to $1,000.

Please go to www.ymml.org/donate, or mail your check made out to YMML to YMML, P.O. Box 1204, Monsey, NY 10952. You may also hand give your check or credit card information to Rabbi Moshe Liberow at 845-721-2947.

Transforming Jewish Education Through Mentoring

Rabbi Avrohom Wolowik, Principal of Cheder Chabad of Monsey, shares how Jewish New Teacher Project (JNTP) introduced a new environment of collaboration into his school.

Cheder Students Give Matanos L'Evyonim

Mordechai Ha-Tzadik came all the way from Shushan to visit the boys and girls in Cheder Chabad to emphasise the mitzvah of Matanos L'Evyonim, giving Tzedaka to two poor people. Each student was able to participate in the mitzvah, and received a treat as well! A special Yasher Koach to Mr. Bloch for hosting Mordechai Ha-Tzadik for Purim once again.

Community Wine Tasting Tonight

There will be a free community Pesach Wine Tasting (and order forms) available tonight, Tuesday, between 8:15 and 9:30 PM & this Sunday, March 18, from 8:00 to 9:30 PM downstairs at Tzemach Tzedek.

Yehoshua Werth from the Grapevine will be presenting the wines available for Pesach order and available to answer questions.

Cheder Chabad of Monsey will be receiving 10% of all sales made before March 22.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Reb Mayer Dovid Hanson A"H Levaya

The levaya of Reb Mayer Dovid Hanson A"H will take place this Tuesday morning, March 13, at 9:00 AM at Tzemach Tzedek.

The burial will take place at United Hebrew Cemetery in Staten Island, NY, at approximately 11:00 AM.

Shiva information will be posted when it becomes available.

 .המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

LDC Early Bird Special

Only two days left to save $150 at Lubavitch Day Camp! Please contact ldcmonsey@gmail.com or call 845-418-5170.

Reb Mayer Dovid Hanson A"H

Baruch Dayan HaEmes - We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Reb Mayer Dovid Hanson A"H of Monsey.

Levaya and Shiva information will be posted when it becomes available.

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Updated Daily Mincha & Maariv Times

As per the time change, the following are the updated daily davening times for Mincha and Maariv at Tzemach Tzedek:

Mincha: 6:30 PM

Maariv: 7:30 PM, 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM

YMMLM Dinner Tonight

The Yeshiva Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey dinner honoring Shimon and Devorah Kroll and Boruch Akiva and Rochel Hayman is taking place tonight, Sunday, March 11, 17 Adar, at Paradise Garden, 27 Orchard Street.

Cocktails will be at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at 7:30 PM.

Rabbi Leibel Groner will be the special guest speaker.

There are still seats available. If you can make it, please email ymmlofmonsey@gmail.com ASAP. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

$75,600 Donated to Local Mosdos Today

In honor of his birthday and anniversary, today, Avraham Hayman announced a donation in the amount of $36,000 for Cheder Chabad of Monsey, $36,000 for the new Cheder Chabad & Monsey Bais Chaya Mushka girls school building (presently under construction), $1,800 for Tzemach Tzedek, and $1,800 for Yeshivas Menachem Mendel Lubavitch of Monsey.

We thank him for his continued generosity and may Hashem bless him and his family with all good materially and spiritually!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Change Your Clocks

This Motzai Shabbos, or technically Sunday morning, March 11, at 2:00 AM, remember to move your clock forward one hour for daylight savings time.

Purim at Tzemach Tzedek

Over 150 children participated in monseyouth's Purim program at Tzemach Tzedek. After Megilla reading the children were treated to raffles treats and a performance by the master ventriloquist Rabbi Yisroel Silvertstein.
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