Friday, November 21, 2014

Cheder Girls Run a Tanya-Thon

Cheder Chabad Girls started a new program, a Tanya-Thon, in memory of Mr. Avraham Hayman's mother Leah bas Shraga Feivel A"H.

The girls all learned Tanya baal peh with a tremendous chayos. We are very proud of them!

Help MBCM This Small Business Saturday

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You can help MBCM raise needed funds in just one night – without spending a penny. Here’s how: American Express is holding their annual Small Business Campaign. They’re giving a $10 credit to registered cardholders for spending $10 or more at a local small business or non-profit organization.

Here is how it work:

1.    Register your American Express card by clicking here and filling out the short form.

2.    Go to to pledge $10 (or more) with your registered Amex card.
 For security reasons please leave your contact info so we can call you prior to November 29 to verify card information before charging.

3.    Pass this message on to all your friends and email contacts.

4.    On November 30 (after Shabbos) we will process your donation per the guidelines of this campaign. On or about Dec. 1st you will receive a $10 credit from Amex.

You are more than welcome to donate more than $10 as part of your year-end donations.

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A Shabbos Request from the Families of the Four Slain Rabbis

The widows and orphans of the four rabbis who were slain in the Jerusalem synagogue massacre this week issued a letter calling for national solidarity and unity:

With broken hearts, drenched in tears shed over the spilt blood of holy men – the heads of our families.

We call on our brethren wherever they are – let us come together so that we may merit mercy from Heaven, and let’s accept upon ourselves to increase love and camaraderie, between each individual and each community.

We ask that every person accept upon himself on this Sabbath Eve (Parshat Toldot, November 21-22, 2014), to set aside the day of Shabbat as a day of unconditional love, a day during which we will refrain from words of disagreement and division, from words of gossip and slander.

May this serve to elevate the souls of our husbands and fathers who were slaughtered while sanctifying God’s name.

God will look down from the heavens, see our suffering, wipe away our tears and put an end to our tribulations.

May we merit seeing the coming of our Moshiach speedily in our days. Amen.

Signed with a torn heart,

Mrs. Chaya Levin and family

Mrs. Bryna Goldberg and family

Mrs. Yaacova Kupensky and family

Mrs. Bashy Twersky and family

Avos U'Banim 5775 Off to a Great Start

The new season of Avos U'Banim is off to a great start with nearly 100 fathers and sons participating already. The program is organized by Cheder Chabad of Monsey and held at Tzemach Tzedek every Motzai Shabbos of the winter months.

"This is a beautiful sight to behold and to hear the Kol Torah permeating the Shul." said Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman, dean of Cheder Chabad and founder of the Monsey Chabad Avos U'Banim program approximately 12 years ago.

"Due the hectic schedules of most fathers, they do not have the time to sit and review their sons' learning with them. The hour at Avos U'Banim provides a calm environment for fathers to spend quality time with their sons, to learn together or review their Cheder material. In fact, one of the early participants in our program years ago , has now begun an Avos U'Banim program in another city, using our Monsey format of the program."

After the learning, some of the 12 psukim are recited, raffles for prizes and seforim are held and a Chassidishe story is told. Each of the participants is then given a treat - often hot pizza!

The program is open to all elementary school boys, with their fathers.

N'shei Annual Welcoming Event