Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Davening Times for Chol Hamoed Succos for Tzemach Tzedek

Shacharis                                                                    7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00am etc.

Mincha                                                                                                            6:30pm

Maariv                                                                                           7:20, 8:30, 9:30pm

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Simchas Beis Hashoeva

Sunday Night - R’ Dovid Kaplan 18 Underwood Drive

Monday Night - R’ Yitzy Lipszyc 21 Brockton Road

Tuesday Night - R’ Yossi Wolfson 21 New County Road

Wednesday Night - Rebbetzin Wichnin 119 W. Maple Avenue

 Rabbi Werner 4 Phyllis Terrace (from 10:00pm -Yiddish)

            Nusach Ari 485 Viola Road (from 8:30pm)

Thursday Night - Community-wide SBH @ Wesley Kosher Plaza 7:30pm (kids program at 6:30pm) Organized by NCFJE and Beis Menachem Mendel, Lubavitch of Pomona.

                              Heichal Menachem 51 Park Lane (from 10:00pm -Yiddish)

Friday Night - R’ Mendel Vogel 5 Mariner Way

Saturday, September 26, 2015

First Days of Sukkos Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

סדר הזמנים לימים הראשונים של חג הסוכות תשע"ו, שנת הקהל

First Days of Sukkos 5776 schedule

Licht Bentchen                                                                                                   6:27pm

Mincha                                                                                                               6:43pm

Maariv 1st night                                                                                                 7:30pm

Shacharis 1st day                                                                                            10:00am

Mincha 1st day                                                                                                  6:35pm

Licht Bentchen 2nd night                                                                           after 7:25pm

Maariv 2nd night                                                                                                7:30pm

Shacharis 2nd day                                                                                           10:00am

Mincha 2nd day                                                                                                 6:35pm

Motzoei Yom Tov                                                                                               7:23pm

!א פרייליכען יום טוב

הַקְהֵל אֶת־הָעָם הָאֲנָשִׁים וְהַנָּשִׁים וְהַטַּף ... לְמַעַן יִשְׁמְעוּ וּלְמַעַן יִלְמְדוּ וְיָרְאוּ אֶת־ה' אֱלֹקֵיכֶם

SBH at Heichal Menachem

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

This week’s Parsha Perspective is dedicated in memory of
Rabbi Dovid ben Azriel HaCohen Katz – Yahrzeit: 9 Tishrei

According to a popular saying, major Jewish experiences are somehow connected to food. If I may add, where there is food, there is song... Thus, every Jewish experience is full of song.

From the High Holiday cantorial pieces to the  zemirot sung at the Shabbat table, from the teary-eyed wedding chupah music to the energetic dancing music that follows, from the Mah Nishtanah at the Passover Seder to night-time lullabies, the Jewish year is indeed a musical one.

Why is song such a major player in the Jewish arena?

Rabbi Schneur Zalman, the first Chabad Rebbe and founder of Chabad Chassidus, once commented, “Melody is the pen of the soul”. It expresses to ourselves and to others the deepest parts of our hearts and souls, that which cannot be expressed through the medium of finite syllables.

Song brings emotion and depth wherever it enters. It is a journey inward, to one's self, bringing our truest self to the forefront of our consciousness. It's the marriage between who we are and who we ought to be.

You don't have to be musically wired to appreciate the power of a melody. You don't have to hold the title of a singer in order to sing. All you need is a heart.

The greater part of this week's Torah reading of Ha'azinu (Devorim [Deuteronomy] 32: 1-52) consists of a 70-line "song" delivered by Moses to the people of Israel on the last day of his earthly life.

Why is Moses singing on the last day of his life? Why was the longest piece of poetry in the Torah chanted on one of the seemingly saddest days of Jewish history, the day that this greatest Jewish leader of all time passed on?

Perhaps Moses wanted to leave us with the power of song. He was leaving his flock, and until the end of times there wouldn't be anyone like him to guide the nation. So he gave us a tool that would allow us to find G‑d within ourselves, to create leadership even in the absence of true leaders. He taught us how to maintain the flame of Judaism whether in the gas chambers – where Jews sang the Ani Ma'amin ("I believe!") on the way to their deaths – or sitting at the Shabbat table with family and friends chanting Shabbat Z’miros!

On his last day of leadership, Moses gave us the means to persevere: with song.

How appropriate, as well, that this Parsha is always read just before the holidays of Succot and Simchat Torah, referred to in our prayers as Z’man Simchoseinu – the Season of our Joy! What better way is there to express our joy and happiness of being a Jew than through song!

And very soon, when Moshiach comes, we will merit to hear the greatest song of all, when we will sing and dance with G‑d Himself in the most magnificent dance of all time…

(Excerpts from Chabad.org   - by  Rabbi Levi Avtzon)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos
And a Joyous Succot Holiday!

Parshas Haazinu Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Parshas Haazinu:

Friday - ערב ש"ק

Licht Bentchen                                                                                             6:30pm

Mincha                                                                                                         6:46pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                       7:20pm

שבת קודש

Rov's Chassidus Shiur                                                                                 9:00am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                                9:47am

Shacharis                                                                                                    10:00pm

Mincha Gedolah                                                                                            1:18pm
  
Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                                    5:45pm

Mincha                                                                                                           6:30pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                               7:28pm


!א גוטען שבת

Simchas Beis Hashoeiva

Monday, September 21, 2015

Yom Kippur Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

We have now ushered in a new Jewish year, having taken on new resolutions and goals with which to enhance our lives, spiritually and meaningfully. Cheder Chabad of Monsey hopes that these Torah thoughts will help inspire to achieve those goals.

The entire  Cheder Chabad of Monsey family, wish you and your dear ones a year replete with goodness, prosperity and good health. As the High Priest blessed the Jewish people on Yom Kippur in the Holy Temple, may we too all be blessed from A to Z with…Abundance, Bounty, Caring, Devotion…and everything good in between, until we reach… Zion, May all Israel be redeemed in peace, speedily in our days.

This Perspective is dedicated by Mr. Binyomin Philipson in memory of his late mother
Mrs. Ellen (Elka bas Zisel) Philipson OBM

Stand in front of a full length mirror and take a good look at yourself. You may notice the style or color of your clothes, the five pounds you recently gained or lost, that you’re having a particularly good or bad hair day, or the wrinkles that are slowly forming around your eyes.

But none of that, of course, is the real you.

We all have layers that cover up the “real me.” There’s the image that we want to present to the world, the talents and traits we want others to recognize. And then there’s even the image that we want to project to ourselves, those layers that hide and distract from our core inner selves.

But there is one day of the year that can peel through these layers to discover our core essence. That day is Yom Kippur.

The Hebrew letters of the word for HaSatan, the Satan, has a numerical equivalent of 364. In Jewish theology, Satan isn’t some imaginary devious devil, but refers rather to the many forces and voices that distract us, tempt us and alienate us from listening to our real inner selves. The Satan has power over us for 364 days of the year. But on the 365th day, on the holy day of Yom Kippur, we can reach a level of self-awareness and oneness. On this day, outer temptations, diversions, dichotomies, fragmentations, enticements - and whatever blocks our inner voice from being heard - do not have such a hold. These layers are stripped away as we finally come face to face with the potent power of our soul.

It may surface only for a moment, but in that moment, we regain our perspective and remember who we are.

As the day progresses, we approach the last prayer of the day, the Neilah, right at the close of Yom Kippur. As our stomachs grumble from being ignored all day - just as we’ve ignored all those other layers of distractions - we reach a crescendo of awareness.

Neilah means closing. On a simple level it is the time of day when Yom Kippur is about to end and the gates of heavens are about to “close”. But Chassidic teachings explain that at this moment of holiness, we are “closed in”, together with our Creator. G‑d is not closing the doors on us, but rather enclosing us in His arms and closing out the layers of distraction that we need to deal with in our day to day living. We are given the suffusion of energy to go back to that reality while seeing ourselves just a drop clearer - as a reflection of G‑d.

(Excerpts from Chabad.org - By Mrs. Chana Weisberg)

May you have a meaningful and Inspiring Yom Kippur!

Erev Yom Kippur 5776 Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

Erev Yom Kippur

Shacharis                                                                                          6:25, 7:00, 8:00am

חלוקת לעקאח - Lekach

Mincha (preceded by Malkos and Mivkah)                                                          3:00pm

Licht Bentchen                                                                                                     6:35pm

Kol Nidrei                                                                                                             6:45pm

Yom Kippur

Shacharis                                                                                                             9:00am

Yizkor                                                                                                    approx. 12:15pm

Mincha                                                                                                                  5:00pm

Neilah                                                                                                      approx. 6:00pm

Motzoei Yom Tov                                                                                                 7:35pm

בברכת חתימה וגמר חתימה טובה לשנה טובה ומתוקה

Esrogim For Sale on Motzai Yom Kippur

As in the past, Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz will be providing a convenient service to the community by selling Esrogim locally at reduced prices.

Esrogim can be purchased at his home, 24 Briarcliff Drive (downstairs entrance), during the following times:
  • Monday September 21 (8th of Tishrei):  From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday, September 23, Motzai Yom Kippur: From 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 24 (11th of Tishrei): From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM 
Rabbi Markowitz will make himself available any other time by appointment by calling 914-906-6878.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Davening Times for the week of Parshas Haazinu for Tzemach Tzedek

Davening times for the week of פ' האזינו starting 7 Tishrei/September 20th:

Shacharis

Sunday - 8:00, 9:00, 10:00am

Monday - 7:00, 8:00, 9:00am

Tuesday Erev Yom Kippur - 6:25, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00am

Thursday & Friday - 7:00, 8:00, 9:00am

Mincha

Sunday, Monday & Thursday - 6:40pm

Maariv

Sunday, Monday & Thursday - 7:30, 9:30pm

בברכת חתימה וגמר חתימה טובה לשנה טובה ומתוקה

Worldwide Hakhel Event

Friday, September 18, 2015

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

We have now ushered in a new Jewish year, having taken on new resolutions and goals with which to enhance our lives, spiritually and meaningfully. Cheder Chabad of Monsey hopes that these weekly Torah thoughts will help inspire to achieve those goals.

The entire  Cheder Chabad of Monsey family, wish you and your dear ones a year replete with goodness, prosperity and good health. As the High Priest blessed the Jewish people on Yom Kippur in the Holy Temple, may we too all be blessed from A to Z with…Abundance, Bounty, Caring, Devotion…and everything good in between, until we reach… Zion, May all Israel be redeemed in peace, speedily in our days.

This week’s Parsha Perspective is dedicated by Mr. Binyomin Philipson in memory of his late mother
Mrs. Ellen (Elka bas Zisel) Philipson OBM

At its core, Judaism is about unity: the unity of the one G‑d, the universe and the unity of all people created in the image of G‑d. And yet, Judaism also gives the ordinary man an irrevocable right to his own property—as we see in the Torah’s division of the Land of Israel to tribes and families, as well as in the command to celebrate the Jubilee year (where all property is returned to its original owners every 50 years). The idea of land ownership by definition creates separation and division within society, contradicting the ideal of unity. How is it possible for us to live with these opposing ideals in our philosophy and practice?

This week’s Torah portion, VaYelech, (Devorim [Deuteronomy] 31:1-30) tells of the last days of Moses’s life.  Moses is well aware of this seeming contradiction between the individual’s right to personal property and the notion of unity. His people are about to transition from life in the desert, where there is no ownership of land, to an agrarian life in Israel, where for the first time, they are to become landowners. Moses knows he has one final opportunity to teach his people how to balance these opposing ideals. That is why, on the last day of life, he commands his beloved nation regarding the Mitzvah of “Hakhel” – the gathering of all Israel to the holy Temple in Jerusalem on the eighth year, immediately after the Shmittah (sabbatical) year. In these verses Moses is describing a way to instill the fundamental message of unity into the hearts and minds of a people who will spend most of their time, energy and effort working their land. This is done through two commandments: Shemittah, the sabbatical year during which we are forbidden to work the land for an entire year, and Hakhel, the gathering in the Temple after the sabbatical year, when the people are headed back to work for the next six years.

During the Shemittah year, the seventh year, every land owner takes a year-long break from working the land, devoting his time to spiritual pursuits. During that year, all produce that grows in the field is legally ownerless, and anyone is free to enter any orchard or field to enjoy its produce. This mitzvah serves as a powerful reminder to the people that there is more to life than amassing wealth, that their true essence is the soul not the body, and they have to devote time to feeding the soul, just as they devote time to feeding the body.

And then, at the end of the long sabbatical, just as everyone is anxious to get back to working the land, comes the mitzvah for all the nation to gather in the Temple to hear the words of the Torah. Moses is telling the people that if they want to be able to juggle the blessings of private property and the unified existence that is the core truth of Judaism, then before they get back to the field, they have to reenact the giving of the Torah at Sinai. They have to gather together—men, women and children—as at Sinai, when all the children of Israel stood around the mountain "as one person with one heart," united around the words and teachings of the Torah. Moses understood that the children, the future generations, also need to experience this powerful feeling of unity which comes through the unifying teachings of the Torah, rather than through material blessings, which can sometimes cause division.

Through these commandments, the people learned that although they may each possess property and material wealth, they are not defined, and should therefore not define themselves, by their material possessions and achievements. Moses was telling each individual: “Although your house may be nicer than your neighbor's, you are still one. You are one, because your soul, the core of who you are, is one with your neighbor’s soul. The material possessions that divide you are nothing more than an external garment. They are not who you are, and therefore cannot separate you from your friend.”

And then there is us.

We, whose bodies did not stand at Sinai, who did not stand shoulder to shoulder with the entire nation of Israel at the reading of the Torah in the Temple, we too must meditate on this message each year, when the story of Moshe's last day on this earth is read in the Torah. We must close our eyes and imagine standing with all our brothers and sisters at the foot of Sinai, listening to the words of G‑d and taking the message of Sinai to heart.

If, with all our differences, we can define ourselves as souls sent to this world for a spiritual purpose; if the society we create values the individual for his or her spiritual essence, then we can have a unified society. Our homes, fields, cars and retirement accounts may look different, but we know that we are one, "like one person with one heart."

  (Excerpts from Chabad.org - by Rabbi Menachem Feldman)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos
And inspiring Yom Kippur !

Parshas Vayelech Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Shuva Parshas Vayelech:

Friday - ערב ש"ק

Licht Bentchen                                                                                             6:42pm

Mincha                                                                                                         6:58pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                      7:30pm

שבת קודש

Rov's Chassidus Shiur                                                                                 9:00am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                                9:45am

Shacharis                                                                                                     10:00pm

Kiddush/farbrengen following davening

Mincha Gedolah                                                                                           1:20pm
  
Rov's Shabbos Shuva Droshoh                                                                    5:45pm

Mincha                                                                                                          6:45pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                                7:40pm


א גוטן שבת און א גוט געבענטשט יאר
גמר חתימה טובה לשנה טובה ומתוקה

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Yanover Esrogim Available For Sale

As in the past, Rabbi Zalmen Leib Markowitz will be providing a convenient service to the community by selling Esrogim locally at reduced prices.

Esrogim can be purchased at his home, 24 Briarcliff Drive (downstairs entrance), during the following times:
  • Wednesday, September 16 (3rd of Tishrei): From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM 
  • Thursday, September 17 (4th of Tishrei): From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM 
  • Sunday, September 20 (7th of Tishrei): From 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM 
  • Monday September 21 (8th of Tishrei):  From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 24 (11th of Tishrei): From 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM 
Rabbi Markowitz will make himself available any other time by appointment by calling 914-906-6878.

Davening Times for the week of Parshas Vayelech for Tzemach Tzedek

Wednesday - Tzom Gedalia:

 עלות השחר/Fastbegins 5:14am

Shacharis (selichos during davening)                                             6:45, 8:00, 9:00am

Mincha                                                                                                 2:00pm, 6:50pm

Maariv and fast ends                                                                                          7:35pm

Thursday and Friday

Shacharis - Thursday/Friday                                                             7:00, 8:00, 9:00am

Mincha - Thursday                                                                                              6:50pm

Maariv - Thursday                                                                                 7:40pm, 9:30pm

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Rosh Hashana 5776 Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

סדר הזמנים לימי ראש השנה תשע"ו

Rosh Hashonoh 5776 schedule


Selichos Sunday, Erev Rosh Hashonoh                                              6:00, 7:00am

התרת נדרים, פרוזבול

Licht Bentshen                                                                                               6:51pm

Mincha Erev Rosh Hashono                                                                          7:07pm

Maariv 1st night                                                                                              7:50pm

Shacharis 1st day                                                                                           9:00am

Tekios Shofar                                                                                  approx. 11:45am

Mincha 1st day                                                             6:25pm, followed by Tashlich

Licht Bentshen 2nd night                                                               not before 7:49pm

Maariv 2nd night                                                                                              7:50pm

Shacharis 2nd day                                                                                           9:00am

Tekios Shofar                                                                                   approx. 11:45am

Mincha 2nd day                                                                                               6:50pm

Followed by Seder Niggunim וחזרת דא"ח

Maariv                                                                                                             7:47pm

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Parshas Nitzavim Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Mevorchim Parshas Nitzavim:

Friday - ערב ש"ק

Licht Bentshen                                                                                                    6:54pm

Mincha                                                                                                                7:10pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                                              7:42pm

שבת קודש

Tehillim Shabbos Mevorchim                                                                              8:30am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                                       9:42am

Shacharis                                                                                                            10:00am

Kiddush/farbrengen following davening

Mincha Gedolah                                                                                                  1:25pm

Ladies' Pirkei Avos Shiur                                                                                     5:30pm

Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                                          6:10pm

Mincha                                                                                                                 6:55pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                                     7:53pm

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