The Cheder Chabad of Monsey evening with Levana Kirschenbaum was a smashing success with a capacity crowd of some 60 people!
Levana who is a well known chef and restaurateur demonstrated the preparation of a gourmet five course dinner from scratch using the healthiest of ingredients. She spent an intensive two hours sharing her secrets and techniques with the ladies and called upon a few fortunate ones to assist under her guidance. The end result was a delicious meal served buffet style to all in attendance.
The men participated in a lively discussion of the halachos regarding the use of sherry wine casks in the production of Scotch whiskey lead by HaRav Chaim Dovid Kagan, Hanhalla of Monsey Bais Chaya Mushka High School and the spiritual leader of Cong. Bais Menachem. The shiur was accompanied
by a tasting of fine bourbon whiskies and a lecture on how bourbon is produced.
During dinner, Rabbi Yeruchem Cohen, President of the Cheder Board of Directors, gave a Dvar Torah and then reviewed the progress Cheder Chabad has made during the past year. Rabbi Cohen stressed the importants of both supporting the mosad financially as well as becoming involved in helping the school achieve it's mission to provide a superior education for each talmid.
Special thanks to our Event Committee: Chaim and Chana Grey who graciously allowed the use of
their magnificent home, Mrs. Devorah Hayman, Rabbi Elchonon and Chani Cohen, Mr. Yehoshua Werth, who organized the bourbon tasting and to Levana Kirschenbaum who entertained all with her wit, humor and knowledge.
All in all it was a very pleasant evening with plenty of food for body and soul, as well as a very successful fund raiser for the Cheder Chabad of Monsey.