Monday, September 22, 2014

Farbrengen in Honor of the Tzemach Tzedek's Birthday

There will be a farbrengen at Tzemach Tzedek following the 9:30 PM Maariv minyan this Tuesday, 29 Elul, September 23, in honor of the birthday of the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, the Tzemach Tzedek, in 1789.

The third Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn of Lubavitch (1789-1866), was born on the 29th of Elul. Orphaned from his mother at age 3, he was raised by his maternal grandfather, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. 

Rabbi Menachem Mendel assumed the leadership of Chabad in 1827, upon the passing of his father-in-law and uncle, Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch. 

Extremely active in communal affairs, he established and funded Jewish farming colonies which provided a livelihood for thousands of families. He also stood at the forefront of the battle against the "Enlightenment Movement" which, with the support of the Czarist regime, sought to destroy traditional Jewish life - a battle which earned him no less than 22 imprisonments and arrests. 

In the course of his lifetime, Rabbi Menachem Mendel penned more than 48,000 pages of Chassidic teachings and Halachic exegesis. He is known as the "Tzemach Tzedek" ("a sprouting of righteousness") after his work of Halachic responsa by that name.

Seeking Ride

Looking for a ride to Crown Heights on either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Please call 773-571-6733.

Online Farbrengen for Vov Tishrei

Seeking Rides

Looking for a ride for 1 or 2 girls (to run Chabad of New City's Junior Congregation program) from Crown Heights on Tuesday night or Wednesday and/or a ride back on Motzei Shabbos or Sunday.

If you have room or know someone who is coming, please contact Chany at 845-641-1312.

Mesivta Lubavitch of Monsey Update

Looking for Girls to Lead Children's Program

Beis Menachem is looking for experienced high school girls to lead the children's program over Yom Tov.

For more information, please contact

Seeking Family for Boarders

A Lubavitcher family from Queens is looking for a Monsey family for their 6th and 8th grade boys to board with while they attend Cheder Chabad.

Please call 347-592-3284.

Online Pruzbul Form

With the approach of the Shemitta year, the Alter Rebbe strongly recommends to also make a Pruzbul now, before the beginning of the Shemitta year, based on the opinion of the רא"ש.

In our generation, the Rebbe strongly urged people to follow this recommendation of the Alter Rebbe, and at the same time, the Rebbe established, for practical reasons, that this should be performed together with Hatoras Nedarim.

Furthermore, the Rebbe suggested that everyone should organize a loan, in order to create a necessity to perform Pruzbul, as in this way one would show his endearment to תקנת חכמים. It should be noted that as Pruzbul only takes effect on loans made beforehand, one should organize the loan before making Pruzbul.

Since it is not customary for women (and girls) to make Hatoras Nedarim, therefore they should fill out this form online. Also those who didn’t manage to make Pruzbul at Hatoras Nedarim, should fill in the form as well.

This online facility will be available until Hadlokas Neiros before Yom Tov.