Monday, February 13, 2012

Melava Malka for Girls

There will be a Melave Malka for girls in 3rd grade through 6th grade (no girls below 3rd grade due to the nature of the activities) this Motzai Shabbos, Parshas Mispotim, from 7:15 PM to 9:15 PM at the Goldfarb home, 20 Grosser Lane.

Milchigs will be served.

There are a limited number of spaces available so, please RSVP by this Wednesday, February 15, by contacting or 845-356-3884. Please be sure to RSVP to ensure there are enough activity supplies and food.

YMML Prepares for Yud Shvat

In the month preceding Yud Shvat, the Shluchim of the Mesivta arranged a Mivtza to help prepare the Bochurim for the special day. The Mivtza comprised of two parts:
  • Learning and reviewing the Rebbe's first Ma’amer of Basi Legani 5711 by heart. 
  • Strengthening the Hiskashrus to the Rebbe by completing a daily duch listing several things that are essential to the life of a Tomim such as Limud HaRambam, participating in Seder Sichos and attending the weekly Inyonei Geulah U'Moshiach Shiur given by Rabbi Liberow. 
Boruch Hashem, the Mivtza was an overwhelming success with the intense involvement of the vast majority of the Bochurim in Mesivta. Outside the seder hours it was a familiar sight to see many bochurim learning the Maamer in zal with the Shluchim.

Building Health Awareness at Cheder Chabad

This past Sunday, the PTA of Cheder Chabad boys held their monthly Sunday program. In conjunction with Tu B’Shvat and in an effort to promote healthy eating habits, the program was designed to demonstrate to the children how healthy and nutritious food can taste good and be fun and exciting to create.

Each student had the opportunity to create and custom design their own gourmet popcorn and make smoothies according to their own tastes and fancies. With an impressive array of spices, berries, cocoa powder, vanilla essence , nuts and other seasonings the boys first designed their own bag with a logo and brand name for their individual popcorn flavors. An array of fresh fruits let the boys design their own distinctive smoothie flavor.

While half of the school was involved in the popcorn production and seasonings the other half was busy discovering just how delicious milk can be when mixed with fresh and healthy fruits!

Using the recently purchased Magic Bullets smoothie makers, the boys discovered the subtle differences and tastes of smoothies using bananas, strawberries, apples, nectarines and blueberries.

The PTA are very excited about the prospect of having a smoothie day on a regular basis, whereby the boys will be empowered to make their own fresh fruit concoctions which will be healthy, nutritious and delicious! Thank you to all the moms involved, particularly Mrs. Karen Schild, Mrs. Michal Silverstein (who worked behind the scenes), Mrs. Bassie Friedman, Mrs Chaya Niasoff and Mrs Bracha Meshchaninov.

Special thanks to the 7th grade boys for helping the younger grades cut the fruit and blend the smoothies.