Thursday, February 11, 2016

Parshas Terumah Schedule for Tzemach Tzedek

The following is the Tzemach Tzedek schedule for Shabbos Parshas Terumah:

Friday - ערב ש"ק

Licht Bentchen                                                                                                5:08pm

Mincha                                                                                                              5:24pm

Kabbolas Shabbos                                                                            approx. 5:55pm

Kiddush not after 6:00/6:11 and not before 7:00/7:11pm

שבת קודש

Rov's Chassidus Shiur                                                                                     8:45am

Sof Zman Krias Shma                                                                                     9:32am

Shacharis                                                                                                           9:30am

Minchah Gedolah                                                                                          12:37pm
Rov's Halochoh Shiur                                                                                      4:25pm

Minchah                                                                                                            5:10pm

Motzoei Shabbos/Maariv                                                                               6:08pm

Avos U'bonim                                                                                                   7:00pm 

!א גוטען שבת

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

Avos U'bonim - Pizza this week IY"H

This Motzoei Shabbos, Avos U'bonim will start at 7:00 pm at the Tzemach Tzedek Shul, 2 Langeries Drive, Monsey.

PIZZA this week IY”H!!  This week's program is sponsored by Rabbi and Mrs. Dovid Farkash in honor of their son Zalman Leib's birthday this month. May they enjoy much Chassidishe Nachas in good health and prosperity from all their children! 

The program will end at approx. 8:00pm.

Come with your father or older brothers and spend valuable time learning together! Followed by exciting raffles - great prizes, stories and treats! 

Remember - boys seen learning nicely will receive raffle tickets for our bi-weekly grand prize! 

Also - as always - special raffle for boys coming within the first 10 minutes (7:00 - 7:10 pm).

If anyone would like the Z'chus of sponsoring or co-sponsoring an upcoming Avos U'bonim - please speak to or call Rabbi Shusterman 917 282 3505.

Parsha Perspective

By Rabbi Yisroel Shusterman

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

The very first United Jewish Appeal was launched this week. This week's Torah reading, Terumah (Shmos [Exodus] 25:1-27:19) deals with the first fundraising campaign in history. Moses initiated it in order to build the Sanctuary in the wilderness as well as to acquire all the materials needed for the special utensils required for the sacred services. This is, therefore, a good time to talk about the art of giving.

The holy Rabbi Israel of Ruzhin said that while some people claim that "If you give you are a fool and if you take you are clever," Jewish tradition teaches us that those who give and think they are only giving are, in fact, the fools. But those who give and understand that they are also receiving, at the same time, are truly wise.

The truth is that in giving, we actually receive more than we give. And not only a slice of heaven in far-away paradise, but even in the here and now. Certainly, in our relationships - whether family, business or social - our generosity is often reciprocated and we find the other party responding in kind. But it goes beyond giving in order to get back. The very fact that we have done something good, that which is right and noble, gives us a sense of satisfaction. "The takers of the world may eat better. But the givers of the world sleep better."

This explains the unusual expression in G-d's words to Moses in our Parshah: v'yikchu li terumah - "and they shall take for me a contribution." Why take? Surely, give would be the more correct term. But because in giving we are also receiving, the word take is also appropriate. For the same reason we find that the Hebrew expression for "acts of loving kindness" ("gemilut chassadim") is always in the plural form. Because every time someone performs a single act of kindness, at least two people are benefiting - the receiver and also the giver.

I have seen people over the years who were good people, giving people, who shared and cared for others. Then, after years of being givers, they stopped. Why? They became frustrated at the lack of appreciation for all their hard work. After all they had done for others, they never even received a simple "Thank You." So they were disappointed, disillusioned, and in some instances, even bitter. They resigned from public life and from whatever community services they were involved in.

How sad that they didn't realize that even if human beings are notoriously unappreciative, G-d Almighty takes note of every act of kindness we perform. And He responds with infinite blessings in his own way. Our sages taught that if we express regret over the good that we have done, we might well forfeit all the merits we would have otherwise deserved.

So whenever you think you're a big deal because you did something for a good cause, remember; you are receiving much more than you are giving. Let us all be givers and be blessed for it.

(Excerpts from - by Rabbi Yossy Goldman)

May you have a meaningful and uplifting Shabbos

UPK Enrollment

Attention all parents of prospective UPK students at Cheder Chabad of Monsey Preschool, residing in the East Ramapo School District area:

Our Cheder is very fortunate to have a UPK program in our school. This program has allowed us to demonstrate continuous upgrades over the past few years. We are proud to say that we have consistently been appraised by the East Ramapo UPK inspectors as being a model UPK classroom with excellent, dedicated teachers.  If you have a child eligible for UPK next year and are interested in enrolling him/her, or would like more information about our program, kindly contact Mrs Yona Lazarus (Preschool Director) on (845) 263-7990 or Mrs Sara Feiga Shusterman (School Programs Coordinator) on (845) 304-1560 for more information. 

In order to be eligible: 

Applicants must reside within the East Ramapo School District area. 

The student must have turned four after December 1st 2015 or be turning four before December 2nd 2016.

The deadline for submission of application forms is March 21st, 2016. As space is limited and as it may take time to gather the required documents together, please do not wait to apply.

Please note that the submission of forms does not constitute acceptance, nor does it constitute any commitment to the Cheder.

Rose Bris

With tremendous gratitude to Hashem, Chana and Levi Rose, and grandparents Alex and Leah Poltorak, would like to announce that the bris of their baby boy will IY"H be tomorrow, Friday morning, at the Besht Center, 563a Empire Boulevard in Crown Heights.

Shacharis is at 8:30, Bris at 9:30.