Thursday, July 4, 2013

Free Dresser Available

Free beautiful 6-drawer oak dresser, 4 feet wide, 5 feet high. Some of the drawers need adjusting. Nice piece.

Call Reuven at 914-522-0169.

Spot Available at Morah Chani's Nursery

Are you looking for a warm, fun, and educational environment for your two/ three year old?

There is one spot available for a boy for the upcoming school year.

To find out more please call 718-344-8359 or 845-406-3229.

Payroll Services

Brand’s Paycheck & HR Services, in its 37th year, is a solid company with a variety of satisfied clients of all shapes and sizes. They rely on us to manage their payroll/HR, which we execute at a high level. Our robust systems (both Payroll and HR) are cutting edge and our stellar Customer Care is KEY!

We are experts at understating the needs of our clients and Customizing the program to fit you—not many, if any, Payroll/HR companies can claim that!

Along with that…our very competitive pricing! At Brand’s, our goal is to be there whenever you need and to make sure you’re getting the best out of our company. We offer a very smooth transition when joining Brand’s, which makes the switch a lot easier!

To get set up, contact Bentzi Ptalis at 718.625.1800 x 225 or

Seeking Apartment Rental

Seeking a two or three bedroom apartment near Tzemach Tzedek or Bais Menachem available by August 15th.

If you have an apartment or a lead, please contact

Tzivos Hashem Siddurim Have Arrived

We are happy to announce that the long-awaited new Tzivos Hashem Siddurim have arrived in Monsey!

All children who were signed up to Tzivos Hashem for the 5772-  2011/12 school year are owed a Siddur.

Sidurim can be picked up at the Cheder Chabad Boy's Office on Monday-Thursday between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

Is it the money or the man, the cash or the kids? Of course, no one would ever admit to putting money ahead of their children; but is it not an all too common phenomenon? Aren't most parents, even good parents, guilty of making that mistake now and then?

In this week's Torah portion, Parshah Matos-Massei  (Bamidbor [Numbers] 30:2-36:13) the Jewish People are preparing for the conquest of Canaan and the allotment of the Promised Land amongst the twelve tribes of Israel, when the tribes of Reuben and Gad make a special request of Moses.

They had abundant herds of livestock and the land east of the Jordan River was especially suitable for grazing. They asked Moses if they could receive this land rather than land west of the Jordan. In making this request they expressed themselves thus: "Pens for the flock we shall build here for our livestock, and cities for our small children."

Immediately, Moses chastises them and corrects their mistake. "Build for yourselves cities for your small children and pens for your flock." Moses turns around their sequence, putting the children ahead of the animals.

Rashi observes that these tribes were more concerned about their money, i.e. livestock, than they were about their sons and daughters. Moses needed to give them a lesson in values and priorities. Put family first. Possessions come later.

The question is, are our own price tags correctly marked? Do we value the things in our own lives correctly? Are our priorities in order? Or do we too put the cattle and the sheep -- the car and the office -- ahead of our children?

How many workaholic husbands have told their wives, "Honey, I'm doing it all for you and the kids." But the businesses we are busy building for them actually take us away from them in the most important and formative years of their lives. Rightly has it been said, "the best thing you can spend on your kids is not money but time."

Many people become "successes" over the years. They achieve professional success, career success, business success, growing their fame and fortunes. Too many in the process have become family failures. At the end of the day, our deepest satisfaction in life comes not from our professional achievements but from our family -- the growth, stability and togetherness that we have nurtured over the years -- what our Jewish parents and grandparents simply called Yiddishe Nachas.

To paraphrase the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, "Jewish wealth is not measured in property portfolios or stocks and bonds; true Jewish wealth is being blessed with children who walk in the ways of G-d." For that, we need to be there for them and with them.

(Excerpts from - from Rabbi Yossy Goldman)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

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