Friday, August 31, 2012

Soccer League

Soccer season will be starting on September 9th. If you haven’t already signed up, please sign up online at:



Walk-ins are always allowed, as long as there is still space available!

Please feel free to contact or 845-596-5512 for more information.

Sofer This Week

Checking by the Sofer will resume on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM and throughout the week at Tzemach Tzedek in the Ezras Nashim.

N'shei Bookstore Open Sunday & Monday

The N'shei Chabad bookstore will be open this Sunday from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Monday all day at 6 Zabriskie Terrace, Monsey.

Call 845-558-8249 for more information.

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

We are now in the Hebrew month of Elul, just a few weeks away from Rosh Hashana and the High Holidays
–  a time of reflection, introspection and taking on new resolutions with which to enhance our lives, spiritually and meaningfully.

Cheder Chabad of Monsey would like to help with a meaningful weekly Torah thought.

In this week's parshah, Ki Seitzei (Devorim [Deuteronomy] 21:10 - 25:19) we learn that a creditor is permitted to demand collateral before offering a loan, even if the debtor is impoverished. However, the Torah enjoins us not to demand an article that the debtor would require during the normal course of his day. For example, if a debtor leverages his only pillow, the creditor must return it for use during the night.

The Torah concludes with the words, "and he will bless you, and it shall be for you as an act of charity before G-d." Rashi, the primary commentary on the Torah, explains that even if the debtor will not bless you for this kind act, it will be a meritorious act before G-d.

Reb Levi of Bardichev, an early Chassidic Master, expanded upon Rashi’s idea: Some perform a kind deed because they seek the blessing or good graces of the recipient. This verse teaches us that the best way to perform a mitzvah is not for the reward, though it will inevitably come, but simply for the sake of G-d. And it shall be for you as an act of charity before G-d. We should perform this charity because G-d commanded us to, not because there is something in it for us.

This concept can be taken one step further. Charity should be given for the sake of the mitzvah alone, not even for the sake of the reward promised by G-d.

Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov was once informed of a heavenly decree that he had lost his share in the world to come, whereupon he joyfully declared that he now had the opportunity to serve G-d with no ulterior motive, not even that of heavenly reward. Soon he was informed, though,  that his heavenly portion had not only been restored but had in fact been doubled.

One thing is for sure – G-d Al-Mighty will not remain in debt and will IY”H pay up with good health, Chasiddishe Nachas, and prosperity!

(Excerpts from - from  Rabbi Lazer Gurkow)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

If you would like to dedicate the weekly Parsha Perspective in honor or memory of a person or occasion, please contact Rabbi Shusterman at

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tefillin & Mezuzah Checking Continues

Tefillin and mezuzah checking will continue throughout this week and next week in the ezras nashim of Tzemach Tzedek.

To streamline the process, please put your items to be checked in a ziploc bag with your name and cell phone number clearly visible.

If you need to speak to the sofer, Rabbi Nota Kuperman, his number is 917-873-2360.

This is a project of N'shei Chabad of Rockland in cooperation with Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch.

Mazel Tov Webbs!

Mazel tov to R' Zvi and Chaya Webb on the birth of a grandson born to  Rabbi Eitan and Gitty Webb of Princeton, NJ!

Lubavitch Yeshiva of Monsey Prepares to Open Its Doors

Lubavitch Yeshiva of Monsey is getting ready to open its doors next week.

The board of the Yeshiva has been working tirelessly for many months to ensure that the bochurim will have everything they require both b'gashmius and b'ruchnius to have a successful and productive year.

The bochurim will benefit from the guidance and mentorship that will be provided by the Yeshiva's Menahel, Rabbi Shmuel Rothstein. Rabbi Rothstein is an accomplished educator who has a demonstrated his ability to inspire and motivate bochurim. He was a Shliach to the Monsey Yeshiva in the past and is returning with an innovative curriculum designed to help each bochur reach his potential in learning skills and Chassidishkeit.

We are also very pleased to announce that Rabbi Boruch D. Lesches, a world renown posek and the Moreh D'Asrah of Monsey's Chabad Kehilla, will be giving shiurim periodically for the bochurim in Halacha b'iyun.

The Yeshiva is accepting only a small number of bochurim for the coming zman and there are only a few slots left. Inquiries in regard to registration may be directed to Rabbi Rothstein at 443-525-4212 or

The Move to New Girls Building Begins

Photos: R' Zalman Goldstein

Seeking Bochurim for Mivtzoim

Chabad of Suffern is looking for bochurim that can man a Tefillin booth at a Senior Fair tomorrow from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and for a booth at a family fun fair on September 9th all day. Please call 845-368-1889.

Seeking Ride From CH

Seeking ride from Crown Heights to Monsey before Shabbos.

If you or anybody you know is coming from CH to Monsey anytime from now until before Shabbos and has room for one girl, kindly call 917-755-4298.

N'shei Challah & Elul Event Tonight

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Please have Shifra Dubrosha bas Zelda, the mother of a member of our community, in mind when saying Tehillim and davening for a refuah shlaima.

Girls Building Almost Complete

Monday, August 27, 2012

Kesser Weekly Specials

The Kesser Distributor's specials for this week are:

Chicken Breast Fillet: $4.49 per pound
Ground Beef: $5.99 per pound

To order, please go to or contact Chaim Holtzberg at or 914-729-0838.

Daily Maariv Minyan

The first daily Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek is now at 8:30 PM.

The second minyan remains at 9:30 PM.

Seeking Drivers and Loaders

The move to the new Lubavitch of Monsey girls building has begun!

We will be moving and setting up in the new building this entire week and we need your help!

We are looking for drivers capable of driving a 22 foot truck and help to load and unload.

If you are willing and available please contact Daliah Klein at

Welcome Grays!

Welcome to Reb Chaim and Chana Gray on their move to our community (Village Green)!

Reserve Today for Chai Elul Dinner

Please respond ASAP with your reservations for the Tzemach Tzedek Chai Elul dinner, so we can prepare for the catered event properly.

The dinner will take place in only nine days on Chai Elul, Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 PM.

As stated on the mailed out invitations, the dinner is for both men and women.

The guest speak will be Rabbi Shalom Ber Avtzon, who recently completed a 500 page biography of the Tzemach Tzedek.

A complimentary copy of the book will be distributed to each family attending.

A reminder that the cost is $100 per person for Shul members, and $120 per person for non-members.

This price includes a $25 discount for reservations made until this Wednesday.

The board of Tzemach Tzedek would like to encourage our youth to join us on Chai Elul, so we are offering a very reduced price for full-time students over the age of Bar/Bas Mitzvah:

$25 for students from families of Shul members, $45 for students from families of non-members.

Please send in your reservations to or call 845-371-0380.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Help Your Fellow Jews Experience the High Holidays

Over the past two years Chabad of Suffern has grown tremendously in their High Holiday Peulos with over 600 people attending services at the Crowne Plaza hotel.

With the hope that every Jew should have a place to go for High Holiday services, we mailed out 26,000 free tickets this year.

We are asking the Anash community to help us reach the Jews living in the Monsey area, by passing the tickets that we sent to your homes on to a non-observant person you may know such as neighbors, co-workers, etc.

If you have a few neighbors that you would like to give this to, you can call or email with their information and we will make sure they receive their tickets in the mail. You can also refer anyone to our newly updated High Holiday mega site at, where you can find any information you may need regarding the High Holiday programing.

If we work on this together, we hope that no Jew in the area will be left behind and we will be zoche to bring much nachas to the Rebbe.

To help sponsor this amazing project you can make a donation online at

Mazel Tov Bronsteins!

Mazal tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Nachman Bronstein on the marriage of their daughter Fraidy to Moshe Chaim Raices of Postville, Iowa!

Welcome Crawfords!

Welcome to Chamie Crawford and family on their move to our community (Fawn Lane)!

Ramapo Makes "Best Places to Live" List

The Town of Ramapo has once again been ranked in the top 100 Best Places to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine.

The 2012 rankings were announced earlier this week, with Ramapo taking the 59th spot.

The magazine ranked communities nationally with populations between 50,000 and 300,000.

“It is wonderful to once again be named by Money Magazine as one of the best places to live in the United States,” said Supervisor St. Lawrence.

“With a wide range of recreational, social, and cultural programs and amenities, the Town of Ramapo has something for everyone.”

“Whether it is through our award-winning parks, state-of-the-art baseball stadium and sports facilities, countless programs for seniors and children, or our extensive open space program, we consistently strive to make the Town of Ramapo an even better place to live and raise a family,” he added. “I am particularly proud of the fact that our diverse and progressive town is one of only four communities in the entire State of New York to be listed among CNN Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in America.”

Ramapo is not new to CNN Money Magazine’s listings.

In 2003, Ramapo was listed as the 2nd Best Town to Live in on the East Coast; in 2006, Ramapo was listed as the 49th Best Place to Live in America; and in 2010, Ramapo was listed as the 88th Best Place to Live in America.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tzemach Tzedek Chai Elul Dinner

N'shei Bookstore Update

We're ready for Elul, Tishrei and Back to School with the following titles!
  • 60 Days - Simon Jacobson
  • The King in the Field - Hachai
  • A Touch of the High Holidays - Hachai
  • Selichos
  • Machzorim
  • Hilchos Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur
  • Hilchos Sukkos and Lulav
  • Vidibarta Bam - RH/YK/Sukkos
  • Trembling with Joy - Tzvi Freeman
  • Siddurim, Chitasim, Tehillim, Tanya, Shulchan Aruch, Maamarim
  • Tallesim, Tallis Katan (all sizes) and much much more!
Please call Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249.

New Playgroup Opening This Fall

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

We are now in the Hebrew month of Elul, just a few weeks away from Rosh Hashanah and the High Holidays – a time of reflection, introspection and taking on new resolutions with which to enhance our lives, spiritually and meaningfully.

Cheder Chabad of Monsey hopes that the weekly Torah thoughts will help  to achieve those goals.

Don’t be judgmental. Unless, of course, you happen to be a judge. Then it’s your job.

This week’s Parshah, Shoftim (Devorim [Deuteronomy] 16:18–21:9), begins with the biblical command for judges to be appointed in every city and town to adjudicate and maintain a just, ordered, civil society. Interestingly, it occurs in the first week of Elul, the month in which we are to prepare in earnest for the Days of Judgment ahead, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

There are, however, some significant differences between earthly judges of flesh and blood and the heavenly judge. In the earthly court, if after a fair trial a defendant is found guilty, then there’s really not much room for clemency on the part of the judge. The law is the law and must take its course. The accused may shed rivers of tears, but no human judge can be certain if his remorse is genuine. After all, a human judge may only make a decision based on “what the eye can see.” The misdeed was seen to have been committed. The remorse, who knows? Perhaps he’s a good actor and is only acting contrite. The Supreme Judge on High, however, does know whether the accused genuinely regrets his actions or is merely putting on an act. Therefore, He alone is able to forgive. That is why in heavenly judgments, teshuvah (repentance) is effective.

The Maharal of Prague gave another reason. Only G‑d is able to judge the whole person. Every one of us has good and bad to some extent. Even those who have sinned may have many other good deeds that outweigh the bad ones. Perhaps even one good deed was of such major significance that it alone could serve as a weighty counterbalance. The point is, only G‑d knows. Only He can judge the individual in the context of his whole life and all his deeds, good and bad.

Our goal is to emulate the heavenly court. We should try to look at the totality of the person. You think he is bad, but is he all bad? Does he have no redeeming virtues? Surely, he must have some good in him as well. Look at the whole person.

A teacher once conducted an experiment. He held up a white plate and showed it to the class. In the center of the plate was a small black spot. He then asked the class to describe what they saw. One student said he saw a black spot. Another said it must be a target for shooting practice. A third suggested that the plate was dirty or damaged. Whereupon the teacher asked, “Doesn’t anyone see a white plate?”

There may have been a small black spot, but essentially it was a white plate. Why do we only see the dirt? Let us learn to find the good in others. Nobody is perfect, not even ourselves. Let’s not be so judgmental and critical.

Let’s try to see the good in others.

(Excerpts from   - from  Rabbi  Yossy Goldman)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Final Steps on New Building

As the first day of school quickly approaches, the final touches are being made to the new Lubavitch of Monsey Girls Building in South Monsey.

Photos: R' Zalman Goldstein

Freundlich Kiddush This Shabbos

Bentzi and Naama Freundlich invite you to a Kiddush and Farbrengen in honor of the first birthday of their daughter Faiga Leah this Shabbos, Parshas Shoftim, following davening at Beis Menachem.

Shacharis begins at 9:30 AM.

Mazel Tov Bronsteins!

Mazal tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Nachman Bronstein on the birth of a grandson born to Schneur Zalman and Faige Rabin of Montreal, Canada!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Updated Community List

The community list is being updated so that it can be mailed shortly.

If your address or phone number has changed or you have moved into the community over the last 12 months or so, please email Mrs. Chaya Kaplan at or 845-425-8681 with the new information.

Seeking Ride From CH

Looking for a ride this Friday, August 24th, for two people from Crown Heights to Monsey. If you know of anyone, please contact Dini at 845-406-3960.

R' Heller to Give Likutei Torah Shiur

N'shei Elul Event Tonight

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Space for Rent in Pomona

A 2,000 square foot basement - new construction, high ceilings, shared entrance, no kitchen, and a half bathroom - is available for rent.

May be of interest for a physical therapy practice, gym, playgroup, shaytel macher or a store.

Price is negotiable.

For more information, please contact Dinie at or 845-517-2004.

Sofer Available Starting Tonight

House for Rent in Wesley Hills

A house with four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms on .75 acre property is available for rent beginning September 1 in the Tammy/Sherri area of Wesley Hills.

The house is a 12 minute walk to Beis Menachem and a 30 minute walk to Tzemach Tzedek.

The rent is $2,800 per month plus utilities.

Please contact or 845-657-1899 or go to for more information.

A Few Good Men Needed

The morning minyan at Cheder Chabad needs help with completing our minyan for the upcoming school year. Even if you cannot make it every day, your participation will be very helpful.

The davening times are:
  • Monday through Friday: Hodu at 7:45 AM 
  • Sunday: Hodu at 8:20 AM (Selichos will be at 7:35 followed by davening) 
The first day of minyan will be on Wednesday, י"ח אלול, September 5.

If you are able to make it for this minyan, please contact Rabbi Wolowik at 845-356-1213 ext. 201 or

N'shei Hafroshas Challah & Farbrengen Evening

Monday, August 20, 2012

Seeking Teachers

Hebrew School in Goshen is looking to hire teachers for Sunday school starting in September.

Goshen is approximately a 40 minute drive form Monsey. Competitive pay and good working conditions.

For more information, please call 845-664-5141.

Maccabi Participants Wrap Tefillin

Rockland County played host this year to the JCC Junior Maccabi Games where over 1,400 Jewish athletes have come to town to compete in their respective sports throughout this week.

Rabbi Dov Oliver ran a daily Minyan and Tefillin booth at the games where the athletes had the opportunity to wrap Tefillin many for the first time in their lives.

LDC Campers Perform

Bunks Daled and Hey of Lubavitch Day Camp of Monsey performing on the last day of camp.

Video: Bracha Siklos

Sunday, August 19, 2012

New Morning Chassidus Shiur

Prepare for Tishrei and the Yomim Tovim at a new morning Chassidus shiur given by Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman starting tomorrow, Monday, in the Ezras Nashim of Tzemach Tzedek.

The shiur will take place on Mondays through Fridays from 7:45 to 8:00 AM and on Sundays from 8:45 to 9:00 AM.

The shiur is being held at this time so that it bridges the two morning Shacharis minyanim and is convenient to those who want to learn after the first minyan and to those who want to prepare for their davening in the second minyan.

The shiur will be on the maamar that is printed in the weekly Dvar Malchus.  

Hami Upshernish

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bronstein Shabbos Kallah

Women and girls are cordially invited to join in the Shabbos Kallah for Fraidy Bronstein this Shabbos at the Bronstein residence, 10 Tracey Court, at 6:00 PM.


Please say Tehillim for Sara bas Faiga Rivka.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

N'shei Rosh Chodesh Gathering

Summer 5772 at LDC

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

Two friends were walking when they saw a sign saying, "Your country needs you!"

"Hey, David," said one to the other, "what are you waiting for? It says that they need you!"

The first word of this week's Torah reading, Re'eh ("See !") (Devorim  [Deuteronomy] 11:26-16:17), is
in the singular form, even though Moses was speaking to the entire Jewish nation.

The commentator Ibn Ezra (highly regarded Biblical commentator, Rabbi Avraham  ben Meir Ibn Ezra (1089 -1164), passed away on Adar 1) .explains that this is so that people would realize that "he's talking to me," to each and every one of us on a personal level.

A rabbi once gave a brilliant, inspirational sermon. Afterwards, one of the congregants came over and said, "Rabbi, that was absolutely brilliant. If that doesn't get through to them, nothing will."

Get through to them? What about you, sir!

It is too easy to think that they are talking to the next person, not to me.

Throughout our lives, we are being spoken to by different people -- a spouse, a family member, a friend, an employer, a Rabbi, maybe even G-d -- trying to give us a message. It is so easy to fall into the trap of looking to the person next to us and thinking that they are the one being spoken to. Isn't it worth considering that maybe, just this one time, they're actually talking to me, and to take it to heart?

(Excerpts from by Rabbi   Mordechai Wollenberg)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Seeking Ride From CH

If anyone knows of a ride for two women going from Crown Heights to Monsey for this erev Shabbos, please call 917-750-0918.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Farbrengen for Girls This Sunday

This Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Elul (Aug. 19), there will be a farbrengen with pizza for the older girls group at 20 Grosser Lane from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Please wear clothes that can get wet due to the nature of the activities.

Children must be either at least 8 years old, or going into 3rd grade, to attend.

Please RSVP by this Friday to 845-356-3884 or

Seeking Teacher & Girls for Rosh Hashana

Seeking Hebrew School Teacher:
We are seeking a talented and dedicated girl or woman for a great group of Hebrew School children who really want to learn!

Hours are Sunday mornings from 10:00 AM to 12:15 PM in Poughkeepsie, New York, which is approximately an hour and 10 minutes from Monsey.

Position offers great pay, all expenses and travel time included.

Seeking Girls for Rosh Hashana:
Looking for two or three Chassidishe girls who are good with kids to run our children's program in Poughkeepsie for Rosh Hashanah.

Beautiful hotel room accommodations with davening and all programs and meals on site.

Please contact Mrs. Hindy Borenstein at 845-463-5801 or

House for Rent in Wesley Hills

A house with four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms on .75 acre property is available for rent beginning September 1 in the Tammy/Sherri area of Wesley Hills.

The house is a 12 minute walk to Beis Menachem and a 30 minute walk to Tzemach Tzedek.

The rent is $2,800 per month plus utilities.

Please contact or 845-657-1899 for more information.

Babysitter Available

Loving, experienced, stay at home mom available to babysit your child in my home.

Beautifully renovated playroom with separate sleeping area. Many toys and child size furniture. 

Flexible Hours. Located right near the new Cheder Chabad campus on Fawn Hill Drive. $5/hour.

Please call Devorah Heidings at 201-230-6775 or email

Kriah Tutor Available

A Kriah tutor with an MS in Special Education who is trained in multi-sensory Kriah instruction is available.

For more information, please contact 347-992-0035.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Welcome Sandhaus Family!

Welcome to R' Mendel and Chaya Leah Sandhaus on their move to our community!

Welcome Vidrin Family!

Welcome to R' Dovid and Chana Vidrin on their move to our community (Edison Court)!

Welcome Kass Family!

Welcome to R' Sholom and Mushka Kass on their move to our community!

Welcome Lazarus Family!

Welcome to R' Velvel and Yona Lazarus to our community!

Mrs. Lazarus will be serving as the Pre School Director of Cheder Chabad of Monsey.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Seeking Ride to CH

If anyone is going to Crown Heights this Thursday night or Friday morning and has room for a passenger, please call 718-757-9149.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Week 7 at LDC

Cheder Rebbis Train for Next Year

Cheder Chabad rebbis working during their summer vacation on updating our Data Driven Gemara curriculum.

Parsha Perspective

From Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

In this week’s portion Eikev (Devorim [Deuteronomy] 7:12-11:25) we read the passage “…for not by bread alone does man live, but by every word which proceeds from the mouth of the Al-mighty does man live”. What role, then, does bread play in providing sustenance for man?
All of creation can be divided into four elements.

1. The first is the inanimate, the mineral, that exhibits no external indicators of life.

2. The second is the vegetable that enjoys vertical motion (through growth) but is incapable of lateral movement.

3. The third is the animal, which demonstrates its enormous life energy through both vertical and lateral movement.

4. Man towers above all. Man demonstrates signs of life not only on the outside, but also on the inside. No creature has comparable intellectual and communicative skills.

This hierarchy raises a question. Why is man sustained by that which is lower than he is? Does logic not dictate that lower life forms be sustained by higher life forms? Conversely, does the higher life form not somehow compromise its purity by receiving life energy from a lower life form?

Lower is Higher

This question forces us to reevaluate the face value of the world as it appears to us. Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism teach that the world was created not only in a system of gradually descending spiritual levels, but concurrently with a grid of “opposite extremes” relationships. Hence, that which may appear lower on the totem pole originates from a level that is in fact much higher than the origin of the next step up on that totem pole. Their lofty origins enable them to journey forth to lower and more distant states because a stronger source is capable of sending its offspring much further than a weaker source.

So it is in our world as well. The more intense light shines further and dispels greater levels of darkness. A brilliant, more accomplished teacher would be the one to deal with a student with a lower IQ.

When we view the hierarchy from this perspective, we discover that the origin of vegetation is in fact greater than that of man. Man is not sustained by the bread’s material substance, which is lower than he is, but by G-d’s energy within it, the spiritual origin of the bread. And that is what energizes man.

We can extend this idea to an interpersonal level as well. This concept provides a very important insight about that simple Jew in the synagogue who might not display much wit or wisdom and is viewed by the congregants as a simpleton, not commanding necessarily a particular measure of honor or respect. However, he might just be one in possession a soul far loftier and potent in origin; able to accomplish so much more with his deed and prayer than many others in the community, as so many a story of our Tzaddikim have shown.

Spiritual energy – respect and appreciate it!

(Excerpts from by Rabbi Lazer Gurkow )

 May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

New titles and newly back in print:
  • Memoirs (Vols. 1 and 2) - English
  • Pininei Levi Yitzchok - Hebrew
  • Luach Colel Chabad - 5773
  • Hayom Yom - Tackling Life's Tasks - E. Touger
  • Family Illustrated Tehillim (Hachai)
  • The Tzemach Tzedek - Biography by R. Yonah Avtzon 
  • Miracles and Amazing Stories - Yehudis Engel
  • Hebrew Language Flash Cards - Grades 1-3
  • The King in the Field - Hachai
  • A Touch of the High Holidays - Hachai
Full line of Tallesim, Tallis Katan, Children's Books, Siddurim, Tehillim, Chitasim, Machzorim, Wall Pushkas, etc.

Please call 845-558-8249 or just drop by 6 Zabriskie Terrace in Monsey.

One Spot Left at Morah Chani

Morah Chani Cohen has one spot available for the upcoming school year.

At Morah Chani your child, who is three by December, will flourish and grow with individual attention, a fun and multi sensory curriculum, learn the aleph beis, weekly parsha, yomim tovim and chassidishe yomim tovim, numbers, brochos, music and movement and much more.

If you are interested please call Chani at 845-406-3229 for more information.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rabbi Markwoitz Farbrengs at LDC

Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz farbrenged at Lubavitch Day Camp of Monsey today in honor of Chof Menachem Av.

Av 20 is the yahtzeit of the Rebbe's father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (1878-1944), in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan. Rabbi Levi Yitzchak was Chief Rabbi of Yekaterinoslav (currently Dnepropetrovsk), and was arrested and exiled to Kazakhstan by the Stalinist regime as a result of his work to preserve Jewish life in the Soviet Union.

20 Av Farbrengen at Heichal Menachem

Week Six at LDC

Need Package Brought to CH

Someone left a briefcase in our Monsey office. He has looking for someone traveling to Crown Heights that would kindly return it to him.

 If so, please contact Aviva at 845-356-3545.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

House for Rent in Wesley Hills

A house with four bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms on .75 acre property is available for rent beginning September 1 in the Tammy/Sherri area of Wesley Hills.

The house is a 12 minute walk to Beis Menachem and a 30 minute walk to Tzemach Tzedek.

The rent is $2,800 per month plus utilities.

Please contact or 845-657-1899 for more information.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Seeking Apartment

A young couple with baby is looking for a 2-3 bedroom apartment starting September.

Please call 845-729-3084 or 845-731-1588.

Webb Shiva Information

Reb Tzvi Webb will be sitting Shiva for his mother at his home, 26 Cameo Ridge Road in Monsey, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, morning.

The davening times are:
  • Shacharis - 7:00 AM
  • Mincha: 7:45 PM
  • Maariv - At the Zman
Please help with the minyanim.

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Participate in Hillel's 5773 Calendar

Seeking Teachers

Cett Hebrew School in Fair Lawn, NJ is looking to hire teachers for Sunday school starting in September. Fair Lawn is a half hour drive form Monsey. Competitive pay, and good working conditions.

Qualifications: At least two years classroom experience. Motivated to teach children and sensitive to their needs. At least three references.

Looking to hire:
Preschool teacher, must be fluent in English and Russian
Kindergarten teacher
1st-2nd grade teacher
Judaic teacher for grades 3 - 6
Reading Hebrew teacher for grades 3 - 6
Conversational Hebrew for grades 3 - 6
Jewish History Teacher for grades 3 - 6
Art teacher for all grades

Please send resume to

Book Photo Contest

An online edition of Tzvi Jacob's book "From the Heavens to the Heart" will be published in Elul and is in need of photographs for it. 

The book received a direct bracha from the Rebbe and nearly 5,000 copies of the printed version were sold. 

Please submit your photos and the winning photographs will appear in the book with a byline.

Photos of the following items and scenes may be submitted:
  • Chanukah menorah, indoor and outdoor
  • Tefillin and/or someone wearing tefillin
  • Mezuza
  • Sefer Torah
  • Sofer working on a mezuza or Torah
  • Purim scene
  • Shabbos table 
  • Shabbos candles
  • Kiddush
  • Matzah
  • 770
  • Line for dollars
  • The Rebbe
  • Tallis gadol
  • Tallis katan
  • Sukkah
  • Shlugging kaporash
Please send your entries to

New Daf Yomi Shiur Update

Based on a consensus decision, the new Daf Yomi shiur at Tzemach Tzedek will be moved permanently to 8:00 PM on Sunday through Thursday evenings.

The Shabbos Daf will be learned on Motzei Shabbos at 10:00 PM and the time will be adjusted based on when Shabbos ends.

There will not be a shiur on Friday and participants are urged to either find another shiur or cover the Friday material on their own.

We will be starting at 8:00 PM tonight, Monday (Aug. 6th), and will be learning Daf Hey on schedule with the Daf Yomi Cycle.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

R' Tzvi Webb Sitting Shiva

Boruch Dayan HaEmes - We are deeply saddened to inform you of the passing of Dr. Gertrude Webb, the mother of Reb Tzvi Webb.

The levaya will be taking place today, Sunday, in Boston at the Levine Chapel.

Shiva information will be posted shortly.

.המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

Friday, August 3, 2012

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

Think about the Ten Commandments (reviewed in this week’s Torah portion Va’Eschanan – Devorim (Deuteronomy) 3:23-7:11).

"I am the L-rd Your G‑d." Good beginning. Sets the tone; serious, weighty stuff. Could have left it at that, but He chose to give a bit of background bio. "I am the L-rd Your G‑d, who took you out of Egypt."

"Who took us out of Egypt"? Talk about sweating the small details! What about "who created the Heaven and Earth"? Surely, on a scale of G‑d's accomplishments, stage-managing the Exodus doesn't even approach His role as designer and creator of the universe!

It is far easier to do it right the first time than to clean up the mess caused when doing it wrong. In anything we do – whether raising a child, painting a masterpiece, or filling in a tax return – we aim for perfection. We all know that small flaws tend to spiral quickly, and wherever possible are best avoided in advance.

Sometimes we get lucky; we get in, get it done and get out. Luxury! Often, we're not so fortunate. The kid's a few years old, and, help, he's beginning to sound like you. The painting is out of proportion. And you can already imagine the "please explain" letter from the tax office. A quitter throws up his hands, blames the spouse, the art teacher, or the accountant and walks off in disgust. A winner sticks to the task, works through the problem, and does whatever it takes to succeed.

The Torah is G‑d's message to humanity. In it He speaks to all of us, for all time. When G‑d created the world, it was the equivalent of getting it right the first time. He designed the system, He brought it into being, and then He rested in satisfaction of a job well done. Were that His message at Sinai, "I Created the Heaven and the Earth," would it not have seemed as if G‑d was giving us no scope for error; "be like Me, get it right, or else…"?

Egypt was different; a bad land, a bad situation, a bad time. G‑d led us out of the chaos and evil and helped us get our lives back on track. By representing Himself as "The G‑d who took you out of Egypt," He is giving us the courage to survive the inevitable bad times. He's telling us that no matter how bad life gets, wherever you may fall, get back on your horse and ride off into the sunset of success that awaits just over the horizon.

(Excerpts from by Rabbi Elisha Greenbaum )

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Seeking Ride to CGI Montreal

Looking for a ride for our son to Camp Gan Yisroel of Montreal with anyone going for visiting day this Sunday.

If anyone is going and has space, please call or text Bracha at 917-821-0694.

Cleaning Lady

If you are looking for a good cleaning lady, please contact Shoshana Hami at 290-9876.

Meshchaninov Shabbos Sheva Brochas

The Meshchaninov family would like to invite the entire community to participate in Sheva Brochas for their son Avraham Dovid and his kallah Noi with a washing kiddish at Tzemach Tzedek this Shabbos!

We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Curb & Stairs Poured at New Girls Building

Photo and Video: R' Zalman Goldstein

Tefillin Needed

If you have a spare or old pair of Kosher tefillin please consider donating them to Hillel of Rockland or sponsoring a new pair.

On Rabbi Dov Oliver's recent Birthright trip to Eretz Yisroel, two participants committed to begin putting on Tefillin from now on!

For more information, please email

Kesser Post Nine Days Specials

The Kesser Distributors post Nine Days specials are:
  • Chicken Leg Quarters: $2.19 per pound
  • Chuck Eye Steak: $7.99 per pound

To order, please go to or contact Chaim Holtzberg at or 914-729-0838.

Cheder Chabad Girls Seeks Teacher

Cheder Chabad of Monsey Girls School is seeking an experienced Limudei Kodesh teacher for upper elementary grades.

Hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:45 AM to 12:45 PM and on Friday from  8:45 AM to 12:00 PM.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please e-mail resumes and references to or fax 845 290 9896.

Shiur About Shabbas Nachamu at Heichal Menachem