Saturday, August 31, 2013

Seeking for a Mother's Helper

Updated Email Address

Looking for a mother's helper for the first days of Sukkos and/or first three days of Chol Hamoed to help with a 1 year old at home. 

In short walking distance of Tzemach Tzedek.
For details and salary please email mkelmans@gmail.com or call 516-284-6975.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Selichos, Rosh Hashana & Tzom Gedalya 5774 Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the schedule for Selichos, Rosh Hashana and Tzom Gedelya 5774 at Tzemach Tzedek:

Motzai Shabbos Kodesh Parshas Nitzavim Vayelech, 25 Ellul (August 31): 
Farbrengen: 12:00 AM
Selichos: 1:00 AM

Sunday, 26 Ellul (September 1):
Shacharis 1: 8:00 AM
Shacharis 2: 8:30 AM
Shacharis 3: 9:00 AM
Shacharis 4: 9:30 AM
Mincha: 7:00 PM
Maariv: 9:30 PM

Monday and Tuesday, 27 & 28 Ellul (September 2 & 3):
Selichos 1: 6:30 AM
Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM
Selichos 2: 7:30 AM
Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM
Mincha: 7:00 PM
Maariv: 9:30 PM

Tuesday, 28 Elul (September 3):
There will be a farbrengen following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan in honor of the birthday of the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Tzemach Tzedek, in 1789.

Wednesday, Erev Rosh Hashana, 29 Ellul, (September 4):
Selichos 1: 6:00 AM
Shacharis 1: 7:00 AM
Selichos 2: 7:00 AM
Shacharis 2: 8:00 AM
Selichos 3: 8:00 AM
Shacharis 3: 9:00 AM
Hataras Nedarim
Eruv Tavshilin
Licht Bentching and Mincha: 7:07 PM
Tehillim
Maariv

Thursday, First Day of Rosh Hashana, 1 Tishrei  (September  5):
Shacharis: 9:00 AM
Tekias Shofar: Approximately 12:00 PM
Mincha: 6:15 PM
Tashlich at Kearsing Parkway
Licht Bentching: After 8:06 PM
Tehillim
Maariv

Friday, Second Day of Rosh Hashana, 2 Tishrei (September 6):                          
Shacharis: 9:00 AM
Tekias Shofar: Approximately 12:00 PM
Mincha: 7:05 PM
Licht Benching: 7:04 PM
Seder Nigunim
Maariv

Shabbos Kodesh, Parshas Haazinu, Shabbos Shuva, 3 Tishrei (September 7):                          
Shacharis: 10:00 AM
Shabbus Shuva Derasha by the Rav for men and women: 5:45 PM
Mincha: 6:45 PM
Maariv & Shabbos Ends: 8:02 PM

Sunday, Tzom Gedalya, 3 Tishrei (September 8):
Alos HaShachar – Fast Begins: 5:05 AM
Shacharis 1 (Selichos after shmona esrei): 7:45 AM
Shacharis 2 (Selichos after shmona esrei): 8:45 AM
Shacharis 3 (Selichos after shmona esrei): 9:45 AM
Mincha 1: 2:00 PM
Mincha 2: 7:05 PM
Maariv: 7:50 PM
Fast Ends: 7:51 PM

Best wishes for a
!כתיבה וחתימה טובה לשנה טובה ומתוקה

Seeking Ride to CH Today

Looking for a ride from Crown Heights to Monsey today, Friday.

Please call or text 845-659-7699.

One Click Earns a Dollar for Cheder

Target is running a School Giving campaign online that allows you to vote for your school - and Target will give that school a dollar per vote!

You can help out by voting for the Cheder. It's easy! Just browse to http://bit.ly/18zqRWE right now (before its too late) and vote!

First Day of School at Cheder Chabad Preschool and Elementary Girls

What a wonderful start we had yesterday in Cheder Chabad Preschool and Elementary Girls! The excitement on the children’s faces was very obvious.

Thank you to all the teachers who worked very hard to ensure that the classrooms were organized, colorful and welcoming.

We are looking forward to a very successful and productive year.

Wishing you a כתיבה וחתימה טובה!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tishrei Inspiration with Rabbi Manis Friedman

Join Rabbi Manis Friedman for three inspirational calls to prepare you for an uplifting and meaningful Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Simchas Torah!

Call #1: Rosh Hashanah - The New Inspiration for the New Year -Tuesday September 3rd, 9:30 - 10PM NY time

Call #2: Yom Kippur -  All the hours in Shul...what am I to think about? - Wednesday September 11, 9:30 - 10PM NY time

Call #3: Simchas Torah - What is there to be happy about? - Tuesday September 24th 9:30 - 10PM NY time

Click here to register for this complimentary three-part inspirational teleconference series.

When you register, you will receive a call-in number and PIN. This PIN is unique to you, please do not share.

You will receive email reminders 24 hours and 2 prior to each of the three calls. The email will include your call-in number and PIN.


Moving Sale

For Sale:
Dining room set includes cherry wood dining room table with 2 leafs, 6 chairs plus 2 arm chairs and lighted breakfront. Asking $1,200.

2 piece sleep sofa with chaise lounge green microfiber (needs cleaning). Asking $100 or best offer.

5,000 BTU window air conditioner used only one summer. Asking $50.

Sears treadmill with auto incline. Is yours for the taking but it has to be dismantled to be removed.

All items must be taken between Oct. 1 and Oct. 14.

Please call Sorah Smith at 917-226-5728 and leave a clear message with return phone number.

Chol HaMoed Sukkos Local Concert - Lipa & Benny


Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey
                                                                                                                                                                                  We are now in the Hebrew month of Elul, just a few days 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 these weekly Torah thoughts will help inspire to achieve those goals. All the students, staff and administration of Cheder Chabad of Monsey wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May this year be the year of the full and complete redemption with the coming of our righteous Moshiach - NOW!

On the first day of school, hoping to impress the class with his experience, my brother's teacher listed the many schools where he had taught over the previous decade. One boy, duly impressed, but not quite in the way the teacher had hoped, wondered, "Why were you fired so many times?"

Indeed, this is the very question we ponder when we consider changing our location or place of employment. Moving around prevents us from laying down roots and building upon previous successes. Staying in one place can result in missed opportunities.

How do we balance these two important, but contradictory considerations?

The name of a Torah reading often reflects the general theme of the portion. The Hebrew names of the two torah portions that are read this week are Nitzavim and Vayelech (Devorim [Deuteronomy] 29:9-30:20 // 31:1-31:30) Nitzavim means to stand firmly. Vayelech means to move forward.
The general theme of the first Torah portion is stationary permanence; to remain firmly committed to one vocation or calling. The general theme of the second Torah portion is forward momentum; to constantly move forward and explore new possibilities.

At first glance the two seem contradictory, yet as we probe the inner meaning of these concepts we discover that they are, in truth, complimentary.

In analyzing the two names we notice the order in which they are arrayed. First, Nitzavim; we commit ourselves to our original position. Only then, firmly rooted in our original state, do we permit ourselves to Vayelech--move forward and seek out new possibilities.

We must always ask ourselves why we seek new opportunities. Is it because we are generally malcontent, unable to remain in one place for long? Or have we maximized our full potential in this area and are seeking further room for growth? The latter is an acceptable reason to relocate, the former is not.

Only when we have maximized our potential in our current location is it appropriate to move forward. At that point, remaining stationary can cause stagnancy and complacency.

This too is implied by the juxtaposition of the two Torah portions. It is possible to achieve the enthusiasm and momentum of mobility ("Vayelech") even when we remain stationary ("Nitzavim"). New horizons are not always found in new locations or places of employment. It is often possible to remain in our current position and find a novel approach that would stimulate us anew.

As we approach the High Holidays we would do well to incorporate these ideas into our preparation for the new year. We resolved at the end of last year to improve in certain mitzvot. But as we look back we realize that we did not live up to those expectations and we wonder how to approach the coming year.

Should we dispense with last year's resolutions and try different resolutions this year? Or should we recommit ourselves to last year's resolutions and pursue them till we succeed?

The proper approach is a combination of both. We must strengthen our resolve from last year and work to improve in those areas. At the same time, in an effort to generate new enthusiasm, we must also try our hand on new resolutions.

May we succeed in our resolutions and may we be granted a healthy and good new year.

(Excerpts from Chabad.org – by Rabbi Lazer Gurkow)

Kesser Rosh Hashana Specials

The following are the Kesser Rosh Hashana specials.

Be sure to place your order by this Sunday night, September 1, to receive this pricing.
  • Whole Chicken cut in 1/8 or 1/4 - $2.39 per pound
  • Chicken Breast Fillet - $4.79 per pound
  • Chuck Roast (30 lb. case) - $6.49 per pound
  • Minute Roast (30 lb. case) - $7.99 per pound
  • Swiss Steak - $7.99 per pound
Buy by the case and save!

To order, please go to kesserdistributors.com or contact Chaim Holtzberg at yourkesser@gmail.com or 914-729-0838.

Keller Esrog Center

Keller Esrog Center, located at 7 Earl Court, will be offering a limited number of esrogim for sale on Motzai Shabbos after 9:30 PM.

For more information, please call Efrayim Keller at 718-778-0804 or 845-362-1510.

House for Sale on Tracey Court

There will be an Open House this Sunday, September 1, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at 8 Tracey Court in Spring Valley.

Home is a four bedroom, two bathroom Ranch on a cul-de-sac, closets in each room, double closets in the master, a full unfinished basement, attached two car garage, high-end appliances, fireplace and extra large patio.

In mint condition. On 0.62 acres.Asking $449,000. Won't last.

Please call the broker at 347-201-2583.



Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Seeking Preschool Teacher

Preschool teaching position available at a progressive school at Chabad of Franklin Lakes. Teachers must have prior experience.

Please email your interest and resume to Mimi at want2teach4u@gmail.com or call 201-560-2640.

Oberlander Wedding Tonight


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Babysitter Available

Need a babysitter for this coming year? Ideal for newborns, only 3 babies. Monthly rates.

Please call Michal Rimler at 845-678-3342.

Mazel Tov Gurkovs!

Mazel tov to Meir and Shaina Gurkov on the birth of a baby girl!

Mazel tov to the grandparents R' Pinchas and Sarah Marrus!

Shifra and Puah arranges meals for mothers of newborn children in our community. If you are able to cook a meal, please sign up on MealTrain or contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898 or karenschild@yahoo.com.

R' Markowitz Esrogim Sale

As in the past, Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz will be providing a convenient service to the community by selling esrogim locally at reduced prices.

Esrogim can be purchased at his home, 24 Briarcliff Drive (downstairs entrance), after Rosh Hashana during the following times:
  • Sunday, Tzom Gedaliah, September 8: 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Monday through Thursday, September 9 - 12: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Sunday, September 15: 1:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Monday, September 16: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Or by appointment by calling 914-906-6878.

Mazel Tov Kleins!

Mazel tov to R' Shmuel and Miriam Klein on the birth of a granddaughter to Ety and Benyomin Ringler of Wilkes Barre, PA!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Shabbos Mevorchim & Slichos at Chabad of South Monsey

This shabbos, in honor of Shabbos Mevorchim and Shabbos Slichos, Rabbi Zalmen L. Markowitz will be joining K'hal Chabad of South Monsey for davening and divrei torah followed by a farbrengen.

Candle Lighting Magnets

Magnets with the weekly candle lighting times for the Monsey area being mailed to the Monsey Chabad community this week.

If you did not receive the magnet or would like an additional one, please email Yisroel Schulman at yschulman@nylag.org.


Arts & Crafts for Girls

Sunday Fun Day arts and crafts for girls ages 8 to 12. Space is limited. For details, email Esther at estij@msn.com or call 845-354-0716.

Sofer Still Available at Tzemach Tzedek

Rabbi Nota Kupperman from Crown Heights will continue to check tefillin and mezuzahs at Tzemach Tzedek until full time requests for his services ends.

Seating Reservations for Rosh Hoshana & Yom Kippur at Tzemach Tzedek

You can reserve the same seats you had last year up to this Tuesday night, August 27. Any seats not reserved by Wednesday will be opened up to others on a first come first served basis.

If you did not have a seat last year or need additional seats, don't wait to tell us your requirements. From the first day of reservations it seems that every seat will be reserved.

Contact Avraham Hayman in person after each daily davening in shul or via email at avrahamhayman@gmail.com or 845-371-0380.

After reservations are made, you need to send in checks or give credit card details within 4 days to secure your reservation. We accept multiple payments throughout the year.

Tzemach Tzedek Elects Board of Directors for 5774

Last night elections were held at Tzemach Tzedek for the Board of Directors for the upcoming year.

Mazel tov to the following people who were elected:

Avraham Hayman, President
Moshe Reitman, Vice President
Tzadok Leib Messing, Treasurer
Mordechai Litzman, Corresponding Treasurer
Doniel Goldfarb, Recording Secretary
Baruch Akiva Hayman, Corresponding Secretary
Hershel Rosenbluh, Gabbiai Rishon
Shimon Kroll, Gabbai Sheni
Zalman Goldstein, Trustee
Avraham Polinger, Trustee
Zvi Webb, Trustee

We wish them much hatzlacha in their holy work on behalf of the community!


N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

We are getting ready for Tishrei, are you?

For Children:  
The King in the Field
Children's Machzorim
The Wind in the Sukkah
The Sukkah that I Built
Five Alive!
Adventures in 3D
Chassidic Comics
New Siddur with Illuminations
New Family Illustrated Tehillim

For Everyone:
Sixty Days
Selichos
Machzorim
Hilchos Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur
Hilchos Sukkos and Lulav
Sefer HaMinhagim
New Illuminated Siddur
New Tehillim with Rebbe's Biurim (Kol Menachem)

Tallesim, Tzitzis, DVD's and much much more!

Please contact Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249.

Shiur for Women on Preparing for the Yomim Noraim

Rabbi Lesches will be giving a shiur for women on the topic of  "Preparing for the Yomim Noraim" this Tuesday night, August 27,  at  8:15 PM at Tzemach Tzedek.

There will be time for questions and answers.



Heichal Menachem Tishrei 5774 Schedule


Sunday, August 25, 2013

R' Dovid Kaplan Farbrengen Monday Night

R' Dovid Kaplan will be sponsoring  a farbrengen on Monday night, August 26,  following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek in honor of the tenth anniversary of surviving his stroke.   

All are invited to participate. Dovid will be giving a small present to all attendees.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Reb Yoel to Give Shiur on Topics Relating to Rosh Hoshana


Moving Sale

The Perline's are moving back to Monsey are are selling the following at very low prices:

1) Jennifer queen sleeper couch and chaise sectional sofa in light beige, microfiber ($300 OBO);
2) Ikea armoire with hanging rack, shelves and drawers ($50);
3) two twin-size beds in like-new condition ($75 each);
4) 6' UVB Sunlamp ($250);
5) black laquer mirrored closet ($20);
6) 4-door closet, white, with 6 adjustable shelves ($30)

Please contact 845-596-5891 or mark.perline@gmail.com.

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 these weekly Torah thoughts will help inspire to achieve those goals. All the students, staff and administration of Cheder Chabad of Monsey wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May this year be the year of the full and complete redemption with the coming of our righteous Moshiach - NOW!
Jewish Joy

In this week’s portion Ki Sovo (Devorim [Deuteronomy] 26:1-29:8) .we read about Bikurim (26:1-11), the first fruit offerings that Jewish farmers in the Holy Land were commanded to bring, in thanksgiving to G-d for the land and its produce. On a basic level, Bikurim remind us never to become ungrateful for the things we are blessed with in life.

Interestingly, the law only took effect fourteen years after the Jewish people entered the Promised Land. It took seven years to conquer and another seven to apportion the land amongst the twelve tribes of Israel. Only when that process was completed did the law of the first fruits become applicable.

But why? Surely there were quite a few tribes who were settled earlier. No doubt, some of the farmers who had received their allotted land had planted and seen the first fruits of their labor. Why then were they not required to show their appreciation immediately by bringing the Bikkurim offering?

The Rebbe in a talk explains that in commanding this mitzvah the Torah uses the phrase, "And you shall rejoice with all the good that the L-rd your G-d has given you." In order to be able to fully experience the joy of his own blessings in life, a Jew needs to know that his brothers and sisters have been blessed as well. As long as one Jew knew that there were others who had not yet been settled in their land, he could not be fully content. Since simchah, genuine joy, was a necessary component in the mitzvah of Bikkurim, it could only be fulfilled when everyone had been satisfied. Only then can a Jew experience true simchah, a sincere and genuine joy. One Jew's satisfaction is not complete when he knows that his brother has not yet been taken care of.

So, if you have a job, think of someone who doesn't and try to do something to ease his plight. If you are happily married, think of those still searching for their bashert and try making a suitable introduction. And as the holiday season is almost upon us, if you will be privileged enough to be able buy new outfits for your family, spare a thought for those who cannot contemplate such a luxury. And when you plan your festive holiday meals with your family and friends, remember to invite the lonely, the widow and the single parent, too.

Rabbi Chesed Halberstam would often help out in the home of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He relates that he was once present when the Rebbe came home for dinner, and noticed that before sitting down to eat, the Rebbe walked over to a charity box stationed near the dining room table and placed a few coins inside.

He eventually came to realize that this was a nightly routine of the Rebbe. Before tending to his own needs, the Rebbe participated in providing for the needs of another. What a beautiful custom.

In this merit, please G-d, we will all be blessed with a joyous and sweet new year.

(Excerpts from Chabad.org - by Rabbi Yossy Goldman)

May  you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos !

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tzemach Tzedek Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur Seating

Seats can be reserved for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur at Tzemach Tzedek starting this Sunday.  

For people who had seats last year, the same seats can be reserved up to Tuesday, as long as last years membership dues have paid in full.  

From Wednesday seats will be open to the public for reservations.  

Reservations must be confirmed within 3 days of reservations by submitting either head checks or credit card authorizations.  

Payments may be spread out throughout the year.

Tzemach Tzedek Annual General Meeting & Elections

This Sunday night at 8:00 PM will be Tzemach Tzedek's Annual General Meeting and elections for the board of directors. 

This will include a report on the Shul followed by a question and answer session.  

All members are encouraged to attend, but only full members in good standing may vote. 

The AGM will conclude with Maariv.

Chai Ellul Fabrengen this Shabbos at Tzemach Tzedek

There will be a farbrengen in honor of Chai Ellul this Shabbos after davening at Tzemach Tzedek. 

We are looking for sponsors for this event.  The more people who pledge before Friday, the more we can enhance the food portion of the farbrengen.  

Monday, August 19, 2013

Farbrengen Tuesday Night for 15 Ellul

There will be a farbrengen this Tuesday night following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan at Tzemach Tzedek in honor of the fifteenth of Ellul. 

It was on this day that Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim was founded by the Rebbe Rashab in 1897.  It was the first Yeshiva to integrate the revealed part of Torah (Talmud and Halachah) with the esoteric teachings of Chassidus in a formal study program. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Spring Valley Traffic Alert for Sunday

There will be an Ecuadorian Independence Parade, in the Village of Spring Valley on Sunday August 18, 2013.  The parade will leave Village Hall at approximately 11:00am and proceed south down Main Street, which is also known as Route 45.  The parade will end in Memorial Park.  

If you plan on traveling through Spring Valley during this period of time, please consider an alternate route as traffic on Main Street will be closed for an extended period of time.  In addition, please avoid parking in Memorial Park and the Main Street area on Sunday. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lubavitch Day Camps Wraps Up Another Amazing Summer

Seeking Mother's Helper

Looking for a mother's helper for the first days of Sukkos and part of Chol HaMoed. Please contact mkelmans@gmail.com.

Tutor Available

Special Education Teacher available to tutor your child in Kriah / Reading. Trained in Orton Gillingham, PAF and Multi Sensory Kriah Instruction. For more info contact 347-992-0035.

Sofer at Tzemach Tzedek Starting This Sunday


New O&R App

As the hurricane and tropical storm season approaches, you may want to download the new O&R app at www.oru.com/app

Watch O&R's new storm restoration video to see their process for restoring power during an outage: 


N'shei Chabad Bookstore Update

Preparing for the Yomim Noraim?

We have a selection of Selichos, Machzorim, Halacha, Inspirational Books, Children's Machzorim, Tallesim, Tzitzis, Laminated Charts, DVD's, Pushkas and much, much more!

Please call Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz at 845-558-8249.

Women's Shabbos Pirkei Avos Shiur

The Shabbos Afternoon Pirkei Avos shiurim for women will resume at the home of Mrs. Yehudis Abramowitz, 6 Zabriskie Terrace at 5:45 PM.  

Rabbi Boruch Lesches gives the shiur.

One Click Earns a Dollar for Cheder

Target is running a School Giving campaign online that allows you to vote for your school - and Target will give that school a dollar per vote!

You can help out by voting for the Cheder. It's easy! Just browse to http://bit.ly/18zqRWE right now (before its too late) and vote!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mazel Tov Markowitzs!

Mazel tov to Rabbi Zalmen Leib and Esther Markowitz on the wedding of their son Moshe Elya to Chaya Mushka Hertz which took place last night in Chicago!

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 these weekly Torah thoughts will help inspire to achieve those goals. All the students, staff and administration of Cheder Chabad of Monsey wish you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. May this year be the year of the full and complete redemption with the coming of our righteous Moshiach - NOW!

How Much Does It Cost Me?

There is a rather curious juxtaposition of ideas in our Parshah this week, Ki Seitzei (Devorim [Deuteronomy] 21:10-25:19) .

 The Torah cautions us against allowing Ammonite and Moabite men to convert and join the Jewish people. The reasons? Firstly, “because they did not greet you with bread and water on the road when you were leaving Egypt”. And secondly, “because they hired Balaam . . . to curse you.”

Such a diverse set of crimes lumped together. In the same breath we are told to shun them because they didn’t play the good hosts when we were a tired and hungry nation trudging through the desert from Egypt, and because they hired the heathen prophet Balaam to destroy us. How can we possibly compare these two reasons? The first is simply a lack of hospitality, while the second is nothing short of attempted genocide!

The answer is that the two are indeed interrelated.  If it was only a matter of not showing us any generosity during our journey, we could possibly justify it by their own poverty. Perhaps Ammon and Moab were in an economic depression. Maybe they were broke, and therefore were not in a position to offer hospitality. If they didn’t have enough for themselves, how can we expect them to have fed others?

But when we see that they hired Balaam the prophet to curse the Jewish people, then we know that money was not the problem. Do you think Balaam came cheap? “A houseful of gold and silver” was his asking price. If you found money for him, you could have found a few shekels to give some bread and water to tired, hungry travelers. The fact that they were prepared to pay such exorbitant fees to Balaam proves the enormity of their crime.

Ammon and Moab may be extinct, but their legacy lives on.

Sadly, we have a problem in our own community too. How often is a Jew approached for a worthy cause, and he pleads poverty, but the very next day he blows a fortune at a casino? We are too busy to come to a lecture or Shiur at Shul, but to kill a night watching a sports game — we have plenty of time.

Like the story of the fellow who asked the rabbi if he really needed to put up mezuzahs on all his doorways inside his house. When answered that he did, he gave a huge krechtz. “Oh Rabbi, but I just built a new house with eighteen rooms. Do you realize how much the mezuzahs are going to cost?!”

We are now in the month of Elul, a time for introspection, coming right before Rosh Hashanah, our Judgment Day. Let us reflect on how we spend our money and our time, and let us try our best to be consistent and honorable to G‑d and our fellow men and women.

(Excerpts from Chabad.org - by Rabbi Yossy Goldman)

May  you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos !

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

House for Sale on Tracey Court

There will be an Open House this Sunday, August 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at 8 Tracey Court in Spring Valley.

Home is a four bedroom, two bathroom Ranch on a cul-de-sac, closets in each room, double closets in the master, a full unfinished basement, attached two car garage, high-end appliances, fireplace and extra large patio.

In mint condition. On 0.62 acres.Asking $449,000. Won't last.

Please call the broker at 347-201-2583.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Kosemet Breads

Kosher Hand Crafted Artisan Breads in the greater Monsey area. Our Baker Shmuley Rimler bakes Hand Crafted Artisan Breads.

They are made with a sourdough starter which gives the bread its tangy flavor but also improves its texture, makes it more nutritional, and helps it last longer.

Using Organic Flour, Water & Sea Salt, with a natural starter, Shmuley creates the most wholesome, delicious breads loaves!

Give it one try and you'll never go back to conventional bread ever again. Available in White / Wholewheat / Spelt. Special starting price $5.00 per loaf, Spelt $6.00 per loaf.

To order, please contact kosemetbreads@gmail.com or 718-759-8848. Please allow 48 hours for your order to be baked.


Natural Wigs Yom Tov Special

Friends & family Yom Tov special -  buy 1 wig, get 1 at 50% off.

Wide selection of beautiful multi-directional, closed cap wigs in 11”-28” length.

To schedule appointment, please call 845-4020-wig (845-402-0944) or email info@naturalwigs.com.

Tzemach Tzedek Upcoming Elections

Please mark your calendar.

The Annual General Meeting and Elections for the Board of Trustees of Congregation Tzemach Tzedek will take place on Sunday, August 25, 2013, at 8:00 PM sharp in the shul.

The following positions will be elected: President; Vice President; Recording Secretary; Corresponding Secretary; Treasurer; Corresponding Treasurer; Gabbai Rishon; Gabbai Sheni; and four Trustees.

To run for a position, you must notify Avraham Hayman at avrahamhayman@gmail.com or 845-371-0380 no later than Monday, August 19, 2012.

As decided at a prior general membership meeting, to be eligible to run for any position, you must indicate in writing that you are willing to serve on a Shul committee and donate an average of 8 hours per month to the Shul.

Only full members in good financial standing may vote at the elections. If you have any questions concerning this, please contact our treasurer, Tzadok Leib Messing at tzadok770@gmail.com.

To encourage new memberships, we are pleased to announce substantial discounted membership to people who have moved into our community in the last 3 years.  There are discounts for both full members (which includes Yom Tov seats and voting privileges) and associate membership.  Please contact Avraham Hayman (845-371-0380) or a Shul board member for full details.  Anyone becoming a new full member before the elections, your membership will include voting rights for the upcoming elections.

Jr. N'shei Inaugural Event

Junior N'shei of Monsey launched its very first event last night. It was started to provide a sense of community and unity for young women of Monsey and create a warm Chassidishe and inspirational environment through monthly social and educational events led by dynamic and spiritual speakers.

Last night was the perfect weather to sit under the stars and enjoy a beautiful evening filled with delicious bites and an inspiring talk given by Rabbi Markowitz.

Thank you to all the ladies who joined the special event, as well as, the hosts; Miriam Goldman, Mushky Raskin, Mushka Kotlarsky and Rochel Hayman for such a lovely evening.

Mazel Tov Oberlanders!

Mazel tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Gedalia and Sara Leah Oberlander on the birth of a granddaughter born to Avrohom Mordchi and Brany Weiss of Monsey!


 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mazel Tov Lazaruses!

Mazel tov to R' Velvel and Yona Lazarus on the engagement of their son Shalom Ber (Bezzy) to Ella Graj of Melbourne, Australia!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Looking for Children's Shabbos & YT Program Leaders

Beis Menachem is looking for high school girls to lead the Shabbos / Yom Tov children's program. For more information, please contact emzisman@gmail.com or yehudice@gmail.com.

Welcome Lipitzs

Welcome to Zecharia and Ani Lipitz on their move to our community (Kearsing Parkway)! 

Seeking Program/Youth Director

Seeking a girl or young lady to help with organizing and running youth and community programs. 

Needs to be responsible, capable, creative, good with people and have chassidishe values. 

Good salary. We treat our staff very well. References a must. Experience a real plus. 

Please call Hindy Borenstein at 463-5801 or e-mail chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net.

Girls Needed for Rosh Hashanah

Seeking 3 capable and chassidishe girls to help run the children's program for Rosh Hashanah. 

Nice accommodations and friendly chassidishe environment. 

Please call Hindy Borenstein at 463-5801 or email chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net.

Hashovas Aveida - Coat Found

Did you leave your coat at the Hami's house?

If yes, please email lostcoat@chrash.info.

Elul Shiurim at Heichal Menachem


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Simpley Centerpieces




Math and Science Tutor Available


Save 15% on Tzitzis and Taleisim at The Sofer Center

In honor of the upcoming Yomim Tovim and the new School year the Sofer Center is discounting all Tzitzis and Taleisim.

Save 10% on all Tzitzis and Taleisim during the entire month of Elul (August 7th - September 5th) save an additional 5% when you have your Tefillin or Mezuzos checked.

We have in stock both children and adult sizes in cotton and wool Tzitzis.
as well as the traditional (cotton or silk lining) Taleisim, and the new Keter nonslip lightweight Talis.

Do you need new Retzuos/Tefillin Straps? We are also offering 10% off Retzuos during the month of Elul.

Office location: 25 Main Street, Second floor (right across the street from Rockland Kosher). Parking in the back.

Office hours:
Sunday: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM (extended Elul hours)
Monday - Thursday: 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM 

There is no need to call prior to coming or to schedule an appointment.


We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

For more information call Rabbi Kass at 845-262-0246.

Kesivah Vechasima Tovah!

Seeking Ride

Seeking ride to Crown Heights for this Wednesday (tomorrow). Also looking for ride from Crown Heights to Monsey on Thursday. Please call 347-693-1596.

Mazel Tov Dubrovas!

Mazel tov to Alex and Yehudit Dubrova on the birth of a baby boy!

Shifra and Puah arranges meals for mothers of newborn children in our community. If you are able to cook a meal, please sign up on MealTrain or contact Karen Schild at 845-354-4898 or karenschild@yahoo.com.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Seeking Ride

Looking for a ride for 1 from Crown Heights to Monsey ASAP.

If you know of anything please call 845-642-7283.

Woman’s Ring Found

A woman’s ring was found in the women’s section of Tzemach Tzedek yesterday, Shabbos Re’eh, after Shacharis. 

If you lost a ring or know someone who did, please contact 845-371-2433.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Rosh Chodesh Elul Gathering for Women with Malka Touger

N'shei Chabad invites all women to a celebration of Rosh Chodesh Elul at a gathering this Wednesday night, August 7, featuring well-known educator and speaker, Malka Touger.

The event will take place at 8:15 PM at the home of Devorah Heidings, 21 Fawn Hill Drive in Airmont.

Suggested donation is $7.

More details to come soon.

Hope to see you there!

Cheder Chabad Dinner with Levana Video

Seeking Place for Shabbos

An out of town family with several children is looking to spend Shabbos Parshas Shoftim in Monsey (Aug. 9/10). Willing to pay. Please email ASAP mattibanon@gmail.com

Location Change for Women's Pirkei Avos Shiur

The weekly Shabbos afternoon women’s Pirkei Avos will take place again this Shabbos at the Hayman home, 10 Langeries Dr., at its usual time of 5:45 PM.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Mazel Tov Weinsteins!

Mazel tov to Rabbi and Mrs. Naftoli and Sherry Weinstein on the birth of a grandson born to Noach and Chanie Weinstein of Crown Heights!