Monday, April 30, 2012

Abramowitz L'chaim

The L'chaim of Ari Abramowitz and Rochel Shira Horowitz will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, night at the Jewish Children's Museum in Crown Heights.

Lubavitch Day Camp Welcomes Back Berel Engel

Lubavitch Day Camp is happy to announce that Berel Engel, one of the energetic, beloved and dedicated counselors from last summer, will be returning to LDC once again.

After spending a year on shlichus in Yeshiva of Atlantic City and working with younger bochurim, Berel will be leading the staff in providing a fun, meaningful and exciting summer experience for our kinderlach.

To find out more about camp & to register please contact us at LDCmonsey@gmail.com.

Mazel Tov Seigels!

Mazel tov to R' Dovid and Alizah Seigel on the engagement of their daughter Dini to Yehoshua Durkin of Las Vegas!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mazel Tov Abramowitzs!

Mazel tov to R' Yosef and Devorah Abramowitz on the engagement of their son Ari to Rochel Shira Horowitz of Crown Heights!

Friday, April 27, 2012

First Modular for Girls Building Arrives

Photos: R' Zalman Goldstein

Seeking Ride from Crown Heights

Looking for a ride for two girls from Crown Heights to Monsey today. If you know of a ride please call or text 347-407-1767.

Parsha Perspective

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

This week's Torah portion enumerates the laws of ritual impurity as they pertain to human beings. The Midrash notes that the previous  Torah portion  enumerated laws of ritual impurity as they pertain to animals. The Midrash thus posits that man's laws were enumerated after that of the animal for the same reason that man was created after the animal.

Two reasons are offered for this:

1.      It is fitting that the king enters the banquet hall only after the tables are fully set. Man, the king of all creation, appropriately entered existence only after the stage of creation was fully set.

2.      Should we grow haughty,  we are to  remember that we were preceded, in creation, by the most insignificant of insects.

At first glance these reasons appear contradictory. The first reason posits that man is king and most superior creature, while the second reason suggests that man is inferior to all other creatures.

Best and Worst

In truth, both reasons are correct, for man is an amalgam of body and soul. The soul is a fragment of the Creator while the body is a part of of the corporeal creation. The soul is lofty and transcendent while the body is inferior and mundane. We cannot take credit for our spirituality for the spirit flows from our soul, which is granted from on high. We can however take credit for our self-discipline and refined character, for that is the fruit of our own labor.

A child is by nature untamed, drawn to self-appeasement and selfish pleasure. Without instruction and discipline, the child stands at odds with the rigorous laws of our Torah. Even the lowly insect looks down on the untamed human and boasts a superior quality, for the insect cannot and would not defy its Creator's will.

Yet we humans are able to cast our unshaped characters in the mold of the Divine, and when we do, we stand at the apex of morality and achievement, at the peak of creation's pyramid. When we master ourselves we are superior to all.

Reflection

This thought reminds us of the Mishnah's dictum, "Who is mighty? He who masters himself" (Ethics 4: 1)

(excerpts from chabad.org -  Rabbi Lazer Gurkow)

Have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Seeking Summer Rental

Family looking to rent a place that is walking distance to Tzemach Tzedek for six weeks this summer. If you know of one, please contact zowie770@yahoo.com.

Soble Bris Today

Rabbi Yossi and Sara Gita Soble will be making a Bris for their newborn son today, Thursday, at 6:30 PM at Tzemach Tzedek.

The seudah will follow the Bris at the Soble home, 81A Kearsing Parkway.

Mazel Tov Kolts!

Mazel tov to R' Mordechai and Zipporah Kolt on the engagement of their daughter Kendel Leah to Yossi Feldman of Philadelphia!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Levaya of Rabbi Yeshaya Schtroks A"H

Boruch Dayan HaEmes - We are deeply saddened to inform you of the untimely passing of Rabbi Yeshaya Schtroks A"H of Morristown, New Jersey.

The levaya will take place tomorrow, Monday, at 9:30 AM at Shomrei Hadas Chapels in Boro Park and will pass by 770 at approximately 10:30 AM.

 .המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Mazel Tov Reitmans!

Mazel tov to Moshe and Tzipora Reitman on the birth of a granddaughter born to Rabbi Dov and Racheli Muchnik of Oxnard, California!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sunday Morning Shiur Is On

Update - The Sunday morning Halacha shiur at Tzemach Tzedek will take place tomorrow morning as usual at 9:00 AM.

The topic is Hilchos Sefiras HaOmer.

Friday, April 20, 2012

R' Zalman Goldstein Talks About his Apps

No Sunday Morning Halacha Shiur

Due to a Bris, there will be no 9:00 AM Sunday morning Halacha shiur at Tzemach Tzedek this Sunday, April 22.

Shabbos Afternoon Halacha Shiur

The Shabbos afternoon Halacha shiur at Tzemach Tzedek will take place at 6:45 PM tomorrow.

Soble Shalom Zachor

Rabbi Yossi and Sara Gita Soble will be making a Shalom Zachor tonight in honor of the birth of their newborn son at their home, 81A Kearsing Parkway.

Beis Iyar Farbrengen

There will be a farbrengen in honor of Beis Iyar, the birthday of the Maharash, this Monday night, April 23, following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek.

Rabbi Shmuel Schneersohn (1834-1882), the fourth Lubavitcher Rebbe and known by the acrynom Maharash, was born in the town of Lubavitch in White Russia on the 2nd of Iyar of the year 5594 from creation (1834). 


His father, Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch (the 3rd Lubavitcher Rebbe, known as the Tzemach Tzeddek) once remarked that Rabbi Shmuel's birthday, coinciding with the 17th day of the Omer Count, is defined by the Kabbalistic masters as Tifferes sheb'Tifferes ("Beauty of Beauty").


Although Rabbi Shmuel was the youngest of Rabbi Menachem Mendel's seven sons, he was chosen to succeed his father as Rebbe and leader of Chabad in the movement's capital, Lubavitch (four of his brothers established branches of Chabad Chassidism in other towns in White Russia and Ukraine). 


In addition to leading his Chassidim, guiding and advising their spiritual and material lives and authoring many maamarim, Rabbi Shmuel traveled extensively throughout Europe, meeting with government and business leaders to exert pressure on the Czarist regime to halt its instigation of pogroms against the Jews of Russia. Rabbi Shmuel passed away at age 48 on the 13th of Tishrei, 5643 (1882).

Machane Bnos Monsey

New Books at N'shei Chabad Bookstore

  • Geulah Kinder #1 - Yiddish/English with CD in Yiddish and English
  • Food Blessings for Toddlers (Cardboard Book) - Special Price for Teachers
  • Miracles: Amazing Stories in Our Times - Yehudis Engel
  • Who's Gonna Save the World? Tzvi Jacobs
  • Moshiach Workbook for Children

  • N'shei Chabad Bookstore, 6 Zabriskie Terrace

    Seeking Ride from Crown Heights

    I am looking for a ride to Monsey from Crown Heights this Sunday night. If you or someone you know has space, please call 610-301-5253.

    Parsha Perspective

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

    Towards the end of this week’s Torah portion, the Torah discusses the laws of Kashrut and the various anatomical “signs” which indicate which animals and fish are kosher.

    Two characteristics render aquatic creatures fit for consumption “This may you eat from everything that is in the water: everything that has fins and scales.”

    Beyond its meaning as a literal commandment, this verse is laden with symbolism. The Torah here outlines two fundamental guidelines for kosher Torah interpretation and Jewish innovation.

    Scales primarily serve to protect fish from the elements, to keep their bones and bodies intact. The function of fins, on the other hand, is to facilitate marine travel. They allow fish to lift, thrust, and steer themselves through water, to advance beyond their current station.

    The same is true regarding the navigation of Torah’s waters. A kosher Torah scholar and commentator is one with both fins (creativity) and scales (integrity). Without either one, his or her work is unfit for consumption. This applies as well to editors of the myriad Jewish-content magazines, websites, and pod-casts. They must think out-of-the-box but within the books, and be careful to lose nothing in translation.

    And the same is true of the Jewish community’s innovators, activists, and policy-makers. They must recognize the need for fresh and forward thinking and at the same time be deeply committed to the integrity of Jewish tradition. They must break ground without breaking bounds; be all the rage but not New Age. They must be protective and progressive—and in that order. Only then can we benefit from the wisdom and direction that they offer.

    For as our turbulent history demonstrates, the key to Jewish survival in the oceans of time has been our ability to be both traditional and modern, classic and current, conservative and liberal; fashioned from the old, but not old-fashioned.

    The Jewish home, as well, needs to maintain this constant balance of integrity and keeping proper adherence to Jewish tradition and values and yet allow for adaptation to modern-day developments and technological advancements. Just by way of example – before succumbing to having internet at home, one must ascertain that the proper safeguards are in place so that the internet and what it offers will not impose in any way on proper Jewish values or compromise Jewish moral integrities.

    Without a doubt, it is our Jewish “fins” and “scales” that have kept us fresh and kosher to this very day.

    Based on the Rebbe’s diary entry of 19th Elul 5701

    (excerpts  from chabad.org -  Rabbi  Mendel Kalmenson)

    Have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    Mazel Tov Sobles!

    Mazel tov to Rabbi Yossi and Sara Gita Soble on the birth of a baby boy! 

    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 contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898 or karenschild@yahoo.com.

    Attorney General Appoints Yisroel Schulman

    In a bold move the New York State Attorney General’s office has sued to close two large non-profits alleged to be involved in fraudulent activities.

    Pending the outcome of the case in New York State Supreme Court, the Court, upon the recommendation of the Attorney General appointed attorney Yisroel Schulman as the Receiver of the non-profits.

    In that capacity, Mr. Schulman has responsibility to oversee all activities of the non-profits and to investigate financial and other alleged wrongdoings.

    Mr. Schulman, a recognized expert on New York State non-profit law has advised numerous charitable organizations on corporate governance and compliance with laws and regulations.

    (pictured is NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman with Yisroel Schulman, Esq.)

    Pirkei Avos Shiur for Women Starting This Shabbos

    The weekly Shabbos afternoon Pirkei Avos shiur for women is starting this Shabbos, Parshas Shmini.

    The Shiur is given by Rabbi Lesches and takes place every Shabbos afternoon until Rosh Hashana at 5:45 PM at the home of Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz, 6 Zabriskie Terrace.

    All women and older girls are invited and encouraged to participate!

    Monday, April 16, 2012

    Shiurim at Heichal Menachem

    Resurrecting the Dead

    By Rabbi Yisroel Levi Yitzchok Goldberg

    It was the summer of 2004, and the first week of my Shlichus - my work as a Chabad emissary, in Rockland County, New York. As soon as I had a phone number, I received a call from a woman by the name of Ginny Stern. She told me that she was sitting with her father in the local old age home and that he was dying. She asked that I come immediately to "say the prayers".

    "What a way to begin shlichus," I thought to myself, "to go recite the Viduy (confession) service with someone, as he unfortunately nears death." Since I was new on the job, I immediately contacted my mentor for advice, and he guided me through all the necessary steps and details. I grabbed my tefillin and dashed to the car.

    When I arrived at the nursing home and entered the room, I saw Ginny's father lying on the bed, his wife sitting at his side, and Ginny sitting at the foot of the bed. With distress and worry in her eyes, Ginny beckoned me closer.

    She started to tell me of her father: how he came from an observant family in Romania, fought in World War II, and eventually made it here to the United States. I inched closer to the old man, who was barely able to open his eyes, let alone talk. I began singing the Adon Olam prayer out loud, hoping that he would at least hear my voice. Before I knew it, he was singing along with me, word-by-word, in a rich European accent! Mother and daughter looked at each other in amazement.

    At that point, I asked Ginny if I could put tefillin on him and recite with him the Shema, before starting Viduy. "Sure," she said, "He loves to pray!" I lifted his heavy, exhausted arm, and as I wrapped the tefillin straps round and around, it seemed to get lighter and lighter. As soon as I placed the head tefillin on his head, his eyes opened and twinkled. I began reciting the Shema, and he said it clearly, along with me. His face looked as if he had been transported back to his cheder in Pre-war Romania. With every word, he was coming more and more alive.

    I continued to put tefillin on him over the next few days, and eventually he checked out of the nursing home and returned to his own home. I stayed in contact with Ginny and visited periodically to put tefillin on her father. Ginny then tracked down a cousin, a Satmar chasid from Monsey, who came almost daily for two years to put tefillin on Mr. Stern. I was touched by his great commitment.

    Mr. Stern remained alive for three and a half years after our original visit. Ginny testifies, "On that first visit, when he put on tefillin, my father literally came back to life."

    Halachic Note:
    Maimonides says that one who puts on tefillin regularly is blessed with long life (Laws of Tefillin, 4:26)--for Isaiah states (38:16): "When G-d is upon you, you shall live." (See Rashi on Menachos, 44b).

    From a forthcoming book by Rabbi Aaron L. Raskin.

    Mrs. Rena Schleifer Sitting Shiva

    Boruch Daya HaEmes - We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Mr. Henry Schaulowicz A"H, the father of Mrs. Rena Schleifer.

    Rena will be sitting Shiva in Monsey beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, through Thursday evening at her home, 39 Plum Road.

    .המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

    Mazel Tov Kushnirs!

    Mazel tov to Dr. Shimon and Lynne Kushnir on the birth of a granddaughter born to Adam and Joy Kushnir of San Diego, California!

    Mazel Tov Solomons!

    Mazel tov to Yossi and Fraida Solomon on the birth of a baby boy!

    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 Lesches Family!

    Mazel tov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Lesches on the birth of a grandson born to Rabbi Choni and Gitty Lesches of Crown Heights!

    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Mazel Tov Melameds!

    Mazel tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Yaakov Yosef Melamed on the birth of a granddaughter!

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Moshiach Seudahs for Women

    There will be Moshiach Seudahs for women at the following homes:
    • Yehudis Abramowitz - 6 Zabriskie Terrace
    • Bracha Meshchaninov - 32 N. Southgate Drive
    • Roizy Lefkowitz - 2 Cedar Lane
    All Seudahs will begin at approxiamately 6:00 PM on Shabbos, Acharon Shel Pesach.

    Mazel Tov Simpsons!

    Mazel tov to Rabbi Benyomin and Lakey Simpson 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.

    R' Leibel Zisman to Speak at RCC

    Ani Ma'amin

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Heichal Menachem Moshiach Seudah

    Mazel Tov Orensteins!

    Mazel tov to Rabbi Yosef and Esti Orenstein of Woodliff Lake, New Jersey, on the birth of a baby boy!

    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.

    Friday, April 6, 2012

    Pesach Perspective

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

    At Pesach (Passover) Seders around the world, one of the items on the Seder plate will be a simple hard-boiled egg. I would like to spend a moment on what we learn from this egg, how it truly encapsulates what Passover is all about, and one of the messages it has for us today.

    One of the reasons we have the egg at the Seder is because it symbolizes the beginning of life, and Pesach marks the very beginning of our national existence. But it’s more exact than that. The egg reflects the precise position of the Jewish people at the time of the Exodus from Egypt.

    Let’s look at the journey of our egg. The egg is first inside the hen. It is then laid and thereby freed from the constraints previously imposed upon it. But has the egg been hatched? Has a little chick emerged from the shell yet? The answer is no. The egg, you see, is only potential life. It is not yet a living being. One day, please G‑d, a chick will emerge and the cycle of life will continue.

    When the Jewish People left Egypt they were just like that—an unhatched egg. Free from the prison of Egypt and the constraints of slavery—but they weren’t quite fully born. It would take seven weeks for them to stand at the foot of Mount Sinai and experience the great revelation of G‑d and receive the Torah. Only when they were given a way of life did the Jewish people receive purpose. Until Sinai, we were all dressed up with nowhere to go. On Pesach we emerged from the confines of Egypt like the egg that drops out of the hen. But only at Sinai were we hatched and born properly.

    The message for us? Political freedom without spiritual freedom is an unhatched egg, incomplete. We may have been free and unfettered, but we may remain still spiritually lost and morally confused.
    Let’s not be unhatched eggs. Let us use our freedom wisely and achieve all our aspirations. Let us realize that Pesach is but the beginning. Now we must consult the Torah to discover how to take maximum advantage of that freedom.

    (excerpts from Chabad.org - by Rabbi Yossy  Goldman)

    Have a meaningful and uplifting Yom Tov!

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    Tzemach Tzedek Pesach Schedule

    Erev Pesach - Friday, 14 Nissan, April 6:
    Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM (siyum for bechorim)
    Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM (siyum for bechorim)
    Last Time to Eat Chometz: 10:48 AM
    Last Time to Burn Chometz: 11:53 AM
    Chometz Burning: From 6:30 AM to 11:45 AM at the Park & Ride on Route 59 (near the former Pathmark) and at Memorial Park in Spring Valley.
    Licht Benching and Mincha: 7:09 PM
    Chassidus Shiur and Maariv
    Chatzot (midnight):  12:57 AM

    1st Day of Pesach - Shabbos, 15 Nissan, April 7:
    Shacharis: 10:00 AM (includes Tefilas Tal)
    Mincha: 7:15 PM
    Chassidus Shiur and Maariv: (begin counting Sefiras HaOmer)
    Licht Benching: After 8:10 PM

    2nd Day of Pesach - Sunday, 16 Nissan, April 8:
    Shacharis: 10:00 AM
    Kinus Torah:  6:00 PM
    Mincha: 7:20 PM
    Continue Kinos Torah
    Maariv: 8:24 PM (begin saying ותן ברכה)

    Chol HaMoed 1 - Monday, 17 Nissan, April 9:
    Shacharis: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 10:30 AM
    Mincha: 7:00 PM
    Maariv: 8:25 PM
    Farbrengen following Maariv in honor of the day of the Rebbe’s Bris (in 1902) and in honor of the birthday of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (in 1878).

    Chol HaMoed 2-3 – Tuesday-Wednesday, 18-19 Nissan, April 10-11:
    Shacharis: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 10:30 AM
    Mincha: 7:00 PM
    Maariv: 8:25 PM

    Chol HaMoed 4 – Thursday, 20 Nissan, April 12:
    Shacharis: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 10:30 AM
    Eruv Tavshilin
    Licht Benching and Mincha: 7:15 PM
    Chassidus Shiur and Maariv

    Shvi’i Shel Pesach - Friday, 21 Nissan, April 13:
    Shacharis: 10:00 AM
    Chassidus Shiur and Maariv
    Licht Benching & Mincha 7:16 PM
    Chassidus Shiur and Maariv
    שביעי של פסח learning and farbrengen in Shul following Seudas Yom Tov.

    Shabbos Kodesh - Acharon Shel Pesach 22 Nissan, April 14:
    Shacharis: 10:00 AM
    Yizkor: Approximately 11:30 AM
    Mincha: 6:00 PM
    Moshiach Seudah (please bring matzah and wine before shabbos)
    Maariv – Yom Tov Ends: 8:18 PM

    !חג הפסח כשר ושמח - א כשר'ן און פרייליכן פסח

    Route 306 in Wesley Hills Closed Over Second Days of Yom Tov

    The state Department of Transportation will close Route 306 in Wesley Hills between Grandview Avenue and Willow Tree Road for construction activities between April 12 and April 15.

    Weather permitting, the closure will begin at 8 p.m. April 12.

    Previously, the department had planned to maintain one-way, alternating traffic with a temporary traffic signal from April 2 to April 20. Partnering efforts with the Village of Wesley Hills have enabled the DOT to close the road instead to save time and money.

    Motorists are encouraged to follow the posted detour and to use caution when traveling through the work area. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone.

    In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of a driver’s license.

    MBCM Girls Give a Present to The Rebbe

    Talmidos of Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka decided to give a present to the Rebbe for Yud Aleph Nissan. They pledged to learn 1110 oysiyos of Soichos and Maamorim from Rosh Chodesh until Yud Aleph Nissan. They reached and passed their goal, learning in fact 1252 Oisiyos!

    The fact that every one was learning on the phone with each other or by themselves, during vacation, on their  own time, truly makes this achievement most incredible. Learning the Ois was not enough, each one had to be summarized and submitted in writing!

    The girls also dedicated the 1252 Oysios to the merit of Shalom Mordichai Halevi ben Rivka, may he experience a geulah this Pesach.

    "This was an incredible nachas. The girls did this on their own, under the direction of Miss Mushky Rubashkin, and nobody in the school Hanhalah was aware of this Mivtza. I stand in awe of their commitment and achievement, and I am sure that this is a  greatly appreciated birthday present." said Rabbi Chaim Dovid Kagan, Menahel of MBCM.

    Heichal Menachem Pesach Schedule

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    Over-Fifty Farbrengen Date Change

    The next men's over-fifty farbrengen will take place on Tuesday evening, Chol HaMoed Pesach, April 10, which marks the shloshim of Reb Dovid hanson A"H, at 9:00 PM at the Hanson home, 38 South Monsey Road.

    Cheder Raffle Winners

    The winners of the raffle that Cheder Chabad of Monsey participated in are:
    • $100,000 one time payment or 5 years mortgage or rent -  Moshe Strauss of Lakewood
    • 1 Week in Switzerland – Zevy and Chavy Groner of Boro Park
    • $3,000  Gift Certificate at Chamoula Jewelers – Tova Cohen New York
    • $2,500 Cash – Ezra Arani of Brooklyn
    • Gevril Watch – Moshe Sigler of Toronto
    • State of the Art Laptop – Benjamin Maslow
    • IPAD – Jackie Rabinstein
    • 4 tickets to Israel or $5,000 - Avrohom Cohen
    • Custom Kiki Sheitel - Rav Yishai Rosenberg
    • $1,000 Gift certificate at Focus Camera.com - Larry Singal
    • Chosson Shas - Shraga Greenberg

    Mazel Tov Lesches Family!

    Mazel tov to Rabbi and Rebbetzin Lesches on the birth of a granddaughter born to Levi and Malka Lesches of Los Angeles, California!

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012

    Seeking Someone to Make Siyum

    Valley Chabad, located 15 minutes from Monsey, is looking for someone to make a Siyum this Friday morning after our 7:00 AM Minyan for Taanis Bechorim.

    Please contact Rabbi Yosef Orenstein at 201-749-2890. All expenses paid.

    Community Chometz Burning

    New Summer Camp for Mini Tots

    Monday, April 2, 2012

    Cheder Pre-Pesach Camp

    Mazel Tov Ganczs!

    Mazel tov to Rabbi Aaron Dovid and Baila Gancz on the birth of a granddaughter born to Yoel and Chaya Gancz of West Palm Beach, Florida!

    Mazel Tov Sabols!

    Mazel tov to Rabbi Gershon and Rochel Sabol on the birth of a grandson born to Tali and Rikki Yess of Montreal, Canada!

    Free Strollers & Highchair

    Several strollers and a highchair is available free on a first come basis at 6 Tokay Lane, bottom of driveway. Come and take any time.

    Younger Children's Program Pesach Schedule

    The younger children's group at Tzemach Tzedek will not take place on the first days of Pesach but will take place on the second days of Pesach beginning at 10:30 AM. Snacks will not be served.

    Preparing for Arrival of Girls Building

    The foundation and footings of the new Cheder and MBCM Girls building are complete. Backfill and slab are next followed by delivery of the school building right after Pesach I"YH!


    Photos & Video: Zalman Goldstein

    Sunday, April 1, 2012

    N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

    Haggadahs, Spice and Spirit Pesach Cookbook, Tallis Katans (all sizes), and afikoman presents are the items of choice! Beautiful, new illustrated Sefer Tehillim from Hachai Publishing. Lots of children's books, DVD's and CD's. It's not too late to be organized with "Countdown to the Seder."

    It's always best to call 845-558-8249 before you come.

    N'shei U'Bnos Chabad Matzah Distribution

    Every year, N'shei U'Bnos Chabad distribute Matzos in honor of the Rebbe's Birthday. They are available beginning Friday, March 30 through Monday, April 2 at the Abramowitz's, 6 Zabriskie Terrace. First come, first served. You may call 845-558-8249 to reserve.

    Apartment Space Available

    Large, sunny new room ideal for office or bedroom for 1-2 women. Private entrance on ground level. Share living/dining room. Small kitchen, washer/dryer/fridge . Near Wesly Kosher.Very reasonable. Call 845-709-1356

    MBCM Account Number When Pesach Shopping

    Shopping in All Fresh or Rockland Kosher for Pesach?

    Use Monsey Beis Chaya Mushka's account number 634-7400 and help our school at no extra cost to yourself.

    R' Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin's Appeal Heads to the Supreme Court

    Tomorrow, Monday, Yud Nissan, Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin's appeal heads to the Supreme Court.

    Attorney Paul Clement and Nathan Lewin will be representing Rubashkin and will be filing a cert petition to the court. They will request that the court agree to hear this case. The Supreme Court gets approximately nine thousand requests a year and grants about seventy.

    All are asked to be mispalel on Sholom Mordechai halevi ben Rivkah's behalf.

    Today, Sunday, at 6:30 PM EST the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation's WonderWords children's hotline will be hosting a Live Tehilim Teleconference for children with Rabbi Fischel Schachter and Rabbi Yitzy Erps.

    To participate dial:
    718-305-6960 or 845-738-1066
    Press option 6, then 9.

    In addition all are encouraged to participate in the Achdus Sefer Torah being made in his zechus. In the z'chus of the Achdus of Klal Yisroel joining in the writing of this Sefer Torah, Sholom Mordechai will experience a complete Nitzochon and be reunited with his family!

    Please be mikabel to increase in acts of Ahavas Yisroel, by adding at least one extra deed a day in his merit.

    South Monsey Playgroup