Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hebrew Academy of Morris County Shabbaton

Last Shabbos, Parshas Shmos, the Monsey Chabad community hosted the 6th grade boys of the Hebrew Academy of Morris County. The class came for a second time to spend Shabbos with their teacher Rabbi Hami and the Monsey Chabad Kehilla.

This was an exciting experience for the boys that left them enthusiastic and excited about Shabbos and Yiddishkeit. The boys were especially moved by the amazing ruach of the boys of Kehilas Kol HaNearim davening Shabbos morning so much so, that even back in school the following week they were still taking about the energy in that minyan.

They also enjoyed participating in their first Shlaom Zachor in honor of Rabbi Blotner's newborn son and the diveri Torah that Rav Lesches shared at the occasion. Finally, the Shabbaton experience was topped of with a Melave Malka with a special guest. Reb Leib Schaeffer, First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, came to farbreng with the boys and inspire them with stories from his military experience and the lessons in leadership and success that can be learned from them.

This was the boys' second Shabbos in Monsey. After having come two years ago in 4th grade, they demanded another opportunity to come and we look forward to hosting them again very soon.

Thank you to all of the Monsey Chabad Kehilla for making them feel welcome!

Mazel Tov Litkowskis!

Mazel tov to Yisroel and Elana Litkowski on the birth of a baby boy!

Mazel tov to the grandparents Nachum and Chaya Litkowski!

Matzah Baking

Matzah baking with Rabbi Yisroel Fried's group at the Crown Heights Bakery will take place on Sunday, January 29 (5 Shvat). There are two shifts - from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM and from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (or you can stay for the entire 4 hour shift).

As always, the matzahs are the highest level of hiddur. The utensils and keilim will be all new and every chumrah done in Chabad for Matzah baking will be implemented. Prices are unavailable at this point.

You can order Matzos without baking or bake without ordering.

If you would like to bake or order please contact Rabbi Fried at or 212-864-5010, or Doniel Goldfarb at