Thursday, January 3, 2013

Celebrating the 200th Yahrzeit by Learning the Alter Rebbe's Shulchan Aruch

This Sunday, 24 Teves (January 6), marks the 200th yahrzeit of the Alter Rebbe who passed away on Motzai Shabbos Chof Daled Teves 5573 (like this year).

Fifty years ago, in honor of  the 150th yahrzeit, the Rebbe strongly urged Chassidim to mark this auspicious year by increasing their study of the Alter Rebbe's holy teachings (see Chof Daled Teves Sicha in Toras Menachem 5723).

Rabbi Markowitz is offering a program of learning the Alter Rebbe's Shulchan Aruch, including a study guide and self tests, for those who may be interested.

Participants will be provided with the material and at the conclusion of each segment there will be a multiple choice test that they can take to be sure that they have learned the segment thoroughly.

Those participating in this program can learn at home, in shul or while traveling, with a chavruash or by themselves, for the first time or as chazarah.

This program of learning is a unique way of celebrating this auspicious year as those who participate will have a chance to master a substantial part of the Alter Rebbe's Shulchan Aruch.

To participate in this program and/or if you would like to be partnered with a chavrusah, please contact Rabbi Markowitz at

Cheder Fifth Grade Boys Make 24 Teves Carnival

Items Needed for MBCM Production

There are a few things that MBCM is still in need of for their annual production, Circle of Sisters.

If you have any of the following items please email

  • Two old, black rotary dial phones
  • Medium sized dark wooden bookshelf
  • Two wooden (no wheels) office chairs
  • Wooden desk
  • Wooden dresser
  • Chalkboard
  • Wooden folding chairs
Everything is very much appreciated!

Tzeischem L'Shalom Melava Malka This Motzai Shabbos for the Olivers

Bais Menachem will be hosting a Tzeischem L'Shalom Melava Malka for Rabbi Dov and Shevy Oliver and their children in honor of their relocation to Australia where they will be directing Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia (RARA).

The dairy Melava Malka is for men and women will take place this Motzai Shabbos, Parshas Shemos, at 8:30 PM at Bais Menachem 360 Route 306.

The suggested contribution per couple is $18.