Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sukkah Mobiles Spread Out Over Rockland

Three Sukkah Mobiles have hit the streets of Monsey on Chol HaMoed Sukkos.

They visited Nyack, New City, RCC, JCC, Palisades Mall, Pomona, and Suffern train station.

Over 450 Jews perform the Mitzvah of Lulav. The Sukkah Mobile was much appreciated by all.

Driving through the streets of Monsey we got many thumbs ups and appreciation for spreading yiddishkeit.

Thanks to all of the bochurim whoi participated, the drivers, and the sponsors who made this project possible.  A special thanks to Moshe Reitman for all of his help.








Tzivos Hashem of Monsey

We are thrilled to announce that the Cheder, together with schools worldwide, will once again be participating in Chayolei Tzivos Hashem 5774.  As in the past, this program is being run the the Cheder and is open to the entire Monsey community.

The program cost per child is well over $180. Thanks to the partnership of Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, Tzivos Hashem Headquarters, the Rohr Family, Anash.com, and generous donations from excited
members of our community, your child is able to join the program for a greatly subsidized price of $50.

To register your child, please log on your parents account on www.mashpia.com. If you forgot your log in information, simply click the 'Forgot Username or Password' link and enter your e-mail address so that you can be reminded of your log in information. If you do not yet have an account, please contact Mrs. Breuer at (845) 356-1213 ext 200, to receive your 20 digit account number. Once you receive the number please follow the steps below to create one.

Your parent account can be used to print and mark your children’s missions as well as track their progress.

1.  Go to www.mashpia.com (must use Firefox for the website to work properly)

2.  Click 'Create a Parent Account'

3.  Provide all information requested and add your child to your account by entering his/her 20 digit account number (above)


Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, Dean, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

This week’s Torah portion Noach (Bereishis [Genesis] 6:9 -11:32) reviews the famous narrative of Noach and the Flood .  A remarkable but often overlooked aspect of the story of the Flood is the living conditions within the Ark, and the "strange bedfellows" it created. For an entire year, this relatively small vessel housed at least two specimens of every living creature. This means that animals which in their native habitats are predatory lived in close quarters with their natural prey -- but no creature was harmed. Cooperation and harmony between all inhabitants of the Ark was key to their survival.

Our sages explain that the Ark was pervaded by a Messianic spirit which produced a miraculously harmonious atmosphere. "A wolf shall live with a lamb... and a lion, like cattle, shall eat straw" (Isaiah 11:6-7). The Messianic "new world order" described in the books of the prophets was temporarily realized in the confines of the small Ark.

What lesson can we derive from the Messianic aura which pervaded the Ark during the dark days of the Flood?

While the Flood's torrential rains ended more than 4000 years ago, in a spiritual/emotional sense, many -- if not all -- of us wake up every day to face a "flood" of worries, predicaments and responsibilities. These metaphoric "raging waters" threaten to drown us -- financially, emotionally, and perhaps most importantly, spiritually.

Many think that if they tread water for long enough the skies will brighten and the storm will pass. Wishful thinking... Instead the Torah gives us the best solution: Enough of the "dead-man's float." Enter the Ark!

We all have the ability to transform our own homes into miniature Arks, Messianic microcosms, insulated cocoons where we can escape the storm together with our families. How? The Messianic Age is characterized as an era when "all physical delights will be as plentiful -- and as valued -- as the dust of the earth," because "knowledge of G-d will be the pursuit of the entire world." By adjusting our perspective and adopting a "messianic mentality," a state of mind which prioritizes Torah, Mitzvot, prayer and the pursuit of spirituality, we create a semblance of this "future world" in our present-day lives. When our priorities are in order, all the storms in the world cannot faze us, and inner tranquility prevails.

This transformation starts with a mental priority-shift; it expresses itself practically by the steady addition of another Mitzvah, another Torah class, and yet another section of the prayers recited with proper concentration.

May we merit to see the Messianic era in its full splendor, speedily in our days !

(Excerpts from Chabad.org - by Rabbi Naftali Silberberg)

May  you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos!

Seeking Hebrew School Teacher

Tenafly Hebrew School is seeking a male Hebrew School teacher for the older boys class (5th and 6th grade).

Hours are Sundays 10-12:30 and Wednesday 4-5:30.

Great working conditions, and excellent pay!

Please email your resume to rabbiyossi@chabadlubavitch.org.

Newly Renovated Apartment Available for Rent

Brand new, modern construction, 1 bedroom, walk-in apartment available for rent.

Granite counter-tops, 9 foot ceilings, hard-wood floors and tons of light.

New Hemsptead area.

Please call 215 259 8440.


Seeking Hebrew School Teacher

Looking for a Chabad Hebrew School Teacher for Sunday mornings to teach kindergarten aged students.

Teacher should be warm, friendly with lots of spirit to connect with the children.

20 minutes Drive from Monsey. Fantastic pay. Wonderful working environment.

Please email hindy@valleychabad.org if you are interested.