Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Yud Beis-Gimmel Tammuz at LDC

In honor of Yud Bais and Yud Gimmel Tammuz, Rabbi Lesches came to farbreng with the campers of Lubavitch Day Camp.

Cheder Welcomes New Preschool Director

Cheder Chabad of Monsey would like to welcome our new Preschool director, Mrs. Yona Lazarus!

Mrs. Lazarus comes with almost 30 years of teaching experience, six of which she served as a director of her respective department, including extensive experience in teaching, educational administration, teacher training and community leadership.

She has Masters degrees in early childhood development, specialized education, and education in curriculum and instruction.

We admire her previous accomplishments and anticipate even better things to come. Her enthusiasm and expertise make a very complete package that is difficult to beat.

Mrs Lazarus looks forward to working with you and your child in reaching his or her full potential.

We are excited that she will be joining our school family and our Anash community.

Mazel Tov Sachs!

Mazel tov to Dan and Estee Sachs 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 karenschild@yahoo.com or 845-354-4898.

Sowing The Seeds Of Education

By Sandy Eller, VIN News 

Suffern NY - A new initiative introduced recently at one Monsey elementary school will turn science, math, nutrition and halacha into a hands on experience, by using a recently launched school garden to grow food, do a mitzvah and also function as a teaching tool.

Yeshiva Darchei Noam is the first yeshiva to sign up as part of Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension School Garden Network in Rockland County, with a project that began this past spring.  Boys in all grades were given seeds to start in their classroom, with an official Garden Replanting Day held in mid-June, where students, parents and staff members spent a busy Sunday afternoon transplanting the plants into plots, divided by grade.

“How wonderful that our boys are involved in a hands-on activity, teaching them life skills, patience and perseverance,” Rabbi Yakov Horowitz, founder and dean of the yeshiva, told VIN News.  “It gives the kids a sense of fulfillment and it is an invaluable lesson for them to learn that food doesn’t come in a bag.”

Rabbi Horowitz, who is both a noted educator and lecturer and is considered to be an authority on child raising, hopes to be incorporating the garden into next year’s curriculum in a variety of different ways.

“Aside from the obvious science lessons, we hope to use the school garden in lessons on the lamed tes melachos as well as the environment and recycling,” said Rabbi Horowitz.

The school garden is located on a property located three miles away from the school and currently contains a variety of plantings including zucchini, peppers, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, string beans, eggplant, strawberries, corn and flowers.  The plots are fenced in to prevent them from being destroyed by deer, groundhogs and other animals.

“We have a rotation of families volunteering weekly to care for the garden over the summer months,” explained parent Miriam Zisman, one of the co-directors of the school’s gardening project.  “By joining with the Cornell Cooperative Extension School Garden network, we have the ability to attend workshops and get advice and support. We are hoping to do a periodical gardening newsletter which will include healthy eating ideas, health awareness, tips and recipes for in season fruits and vegetables. ”

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Abramovs Going on Shlichus to California

Cheder Chabad of Monsey sixth grade teacher Rabbi Yosef Abramov and his wife Rivkah and family will be moving from Monsey this summer on Shlichus to Agoura Hills, California.

Rabbi Abramov will serve as the new Youth Director of Chabad of the Conejo, which will include teaching at the Conejo Jewish Day School, serving as Director of Camp Gan Israel and instituting many new youth programs and activities throughout the greater Conejo Valley region.

The new Shluchim were appointed by Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo.

We wish them much hatzlacha in their new Shlichus!

Rabbi Lesches Addresses Merkos Shluchim

Rabbi Lesches gave the 400 bochurim who are heading out on Merkos Shlichus this summer practical Halachic guidance on many pertinent halachos including keeping Shabbos in modern day hotels. 

The students are embarking on journeys that will take them to all corners of the globeseeking out Jews of all shades and stripes, offering the opportunity to connect to their heritage.

A number of speakers addressed the volunteers at the Jewish children's Museum in Crown Heights impressing upon them the importance of the mission at hand and offering practical tips and tracks to ensure success.