Sunday, May 31, 2020

Week of Parshas נשא schedule

Week of פ' נשא starting
8  Sivan/ May 31st
8:00, 9:00, 10:00am
Mon. thru Fri.  
7:30, 10:00am
Sun. thru Thurs. 8:15pm
Sun. thru Thurs. 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Week of Shavuos 5780 Schedule

Week of Shavuos 5780 Starting May 24th/Rosh Chodesh Sivan
8:00, 9:00, 10:00am

Mon. thru Fri.  

Sun. thru Thurs. 8:10pm

Sun. thru Thurs. 


We are currently working on a Shavuos morning schedule that would allow all women and children to attend the reading of Aseres HaDibros, as per the Rebbe’s directive. Please stay tuned.

Friday, May 22, 2020


This Tuesday night



- Basar v'Cholov
- Using ovens for milchig
- Shavuos shailos
And more...

May 26, Tuesday night
8:30 p.m.

You can text any questions to Rabbi Lesches prior to the class at 845-659-1060, or to Devorah Hayman at 845-283-7318. There will also be time for questions and answers at the end.

To join the class:

Access code: 991246

IMPORTANT: Press *6 OR your phone's mute button to mute your phone.

Letter to Tzemach Tzedek Members and Mispallelim

Dear Member of Anash שיחי'
ברוך שהחיינו וקימנו והגיענו לזמן הזה

After two months of absolute lockdown, we have taken the cautious step to slowly reopen the shul. After consulting with medical professionals and, of course, Rabbinic guidance of our rov, Rav Lesches, we have decided to begin establishing some of the minyanim at shul. Currently, NYS guidelines allow no more than ten people per room, provided they maintain the mandatory six feet of “social distancing.” 

Bearing that in mind we have decided to commence daily minyanim, retroactive to Wednesday, May 13/19 Iyar. These last week or so has been a “dry run” to see how this would work. Baruch Hashem, we have been successful in maintaining the guidelines. Overflow (more than 10) crowds are sent to adjoining rooms. People also wear masks.

This Shabbos the schedule will be as follows: Friday Mincha will be at 8:10. Kabbolas Shabbos will follow immediately. The mikvah will be closed. Shabbos morning Tehillim at 8:30 and Shachris in the main shul at 10:00am. There will be a second minyan at 10:30 downstairs. Please bring a mask and wear it in shul all through davening. We ask that people not congregate in the halls.

The Ladies’ section will be closed to ladies and will be used for overflow.  Due to the situation members will get preferential seating. Although there are no OFFICIAL age restrictions, if you are elderly or wary about coming to shul discuss it with the rov. If you have any symptoms at all, please stay home!

We expect to be able to seat 40 people, spread out among the main shul, the veiber shul, the small shul and downstairs. 

The shul will be closing at 1:00. After that time nobody should remain on shul grounds.  Shabbos Mincha will be at 7:55pm, with Maariv at 9:05.

Sunday morning Shachris  will take place at 8:00 and 10:00 am. Monday-Friday Shachris will be at 7:00 and 10:00am. Mincha will be at 8:10 all week, followed by Maariv at 8:52. The usual schedule will IYH go out as well. 

Until further notice it is most practical that only one minyan take place at a time even if there are two chiyuvim, unless moves to the outside or downstairs, if available.

We ask that everybody keep to the rules -both shul and health - and avoid any discomfort by not adhering to them. Needless to say talking during davening should be avoided like the…. plague.

Avrohom Polinger, President - Hershel Rosenbluh, Gabbai

Friday, May 15, 2020

Zmanim for Shabbos Parshas בהר -בחוקותי and week of במדבר

21 Iyar 5780/May 15, 2020
 Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey

Dear Anash,

The following are the zmanim for שבת פ' בהר-בחוקותי

Friday Erev Shabbos

 Those making early Shabbos should not do so before 6:38pm

(No kiddush between 6:56/7:00-7:56/8:00pm)

Licht Bentshen 7:50pm
Maariv 8:56pm (Sefiras HaOmer #37)
Consult the rov regarding saying Magen Avos on Friday night when davening at home

Shabbos Day

Latest Shma 9:15am
This week is Shabbos Chazak
Earliest Mincha 1:29pm
Shkiah is 8:09
Pirkei Avos Perek Hey
Motzoei Shabbos 8:57pm (Sefiras HaOmer #38)
 ויתן לך

Week of במדבר
Earliest Maariv times

Sun-Thurs 8:42,8:43,8:44,8:45,8:46pm


 Good Shabbos and א געזונטן זומער

Thursday, May 14, 2020

BDE: Mrs. Raizel Zucker, a"h

We regret to inform you of the passing of Mrs. Raizel Zucker, wife of Chazan Berel Zucker and sister-in-law of Mrs. Rochel Litzman

See obituary here: 

Please help the family by donating here:

Friday, May 8, 2020

Zmanim for Shabbos Parshas Emor and week of בהר -בחוקותי

 Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey

Dear Anash,

The following are the zmanim for שבת פ' אמור

Friday Erev Shabbos

Remember to eat Matzoh לכבוד פסח שני

Those making early Shabbos should not do so before 6:32pm

(No kiddush between 6:56/7:00-7:56/8:00pm)

Licht Bentshen 7:43pm
Maariv 8:47pm (Sefiras HaOmer #30)


Latest Shma 9:18am
Earliest Mincha 1:29pm
Shkiah is 8:02
Pirkei Avos Perek Daled
Motzoei Shabbos 8:49pm (Sefiras HaOmer #31)
 ויתן לך

Week of בהר-בחוקותי
Earliest Maariv times

Sun-Thurs 8:34,8:35,8:36,8:37,8:39pm

Lag Ba'Omer Monday night and Tuesday.

 Good Shabbos and א געזונטן זומער

Important Notes:
It is preferable that in lieu of Krias Hatorah in shul that you "lein" from a Chumash the leining of Parshas Emor after Shachris.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Zmanim for Shabbos Parshas Shemini 5780

Congregation Tzemach Tzedek Lubavitch of Monsey

Dear Anash,

The following are the zmanim for שבת פ' שמיני

Friday Erev Shabbos

Those making early Shabbos should not do so before 6:15pm
(No kiddush between 6:56/7:00-7:56/8:00pm)

Licht Bentshen 7:20pm

Maariv 8:22pm (Sefiras HaOmer #9)


תהילים שבת מברכים

Latest Shma 9:34am

We say Yekum Purkan after shachris and then Birchas Hachodesh.

 Molad is Wednesday night 10:58pm and 12 chalokim.

Rosh Chodesh Iyar ביום השישי וביום השבת הקודש.

No Av Harachamim or צדקתך

Earliest Mincha 1:30pm

Shkiah is 7:40

Pirkei Avos Perek Alef

Motzoei Shabbos 8:24pm (Sefiras HaOmer #10)

We say Ato Chonantonu, Morid Hatal and V'sein Brochoh.

Havdoloh is as usual, with Besomim and wine
Followed by ויתן לך

 Good Shabbos and א געזונטן זומער

Important Notes:
It is preferable that in lieu of Krias Hatorah in shul that you "lein" from a Chumash the leining of Parshas Shemimi after Shachris.

The new Chayenus have arrived and are available to be picked up 10 Langeries Drive. A few extra packets have arrived and are available for non-subscribers by calling 845-269-1787.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Zmanim for last days of Pesach and Shabbos Parshas Shemini 5780

The following are the zmanim for the last days of Pesach and Shabbos Parshas Shemini - 5780

Tuesday Erev Y"T
Licht Bentshen 7:17pm
Maariv (Sholosh Regolim)  8:18pm (Sefiras HaOmer #6)
The Minhag in Lubavitch is to stay awake and learn the night of שביעי של פסח
Alos Hashachar 4:48am

Wednesday Shevii Shel Pesach
Misheyakir (Earliest Shma) 5:24am
Latest Shma 9:36am
Earliest Mincha 1:30pm
Licht Bentshen AFTER 8:20pm
Maariv (Sholosh Regolim) (Sefiras HaOmer #7)

Thursday - Achron shel Pesach
Latest Shma 9:35am
Yizkor and Av Harachamim
Earliest Mincha 1:30pm
Enjoy a SEUDAS MOSHIACH complete with the four cups with your family! Please wash before Shkiah (sunset) at 7:37pm
Motzoei Yom Tov 8:21pm
(Sefiras HaOmer #8)
Havdoloh: No besomim or fire.
Chometz that was sold for Pesach should not be eaten before 9:45pm!

Friday Erev Shabbos
Those making early Shabbos should not do so before 6:15pm
(No kiddush between 6:56/7:00-7:56/8:00pm)
Licht Bentshen 7:20pm
Maariv 8:22pm (Sefiras HaOmer #9)

Shabbos מברכים אייר
Latest Shma 9:34am
Molad Chodesh Iyar Wednesday 10:58pm and 12 Chalokim
מולד חודש אייר מיטוואך ביינאכט 58  מינוט און 12 חלקים נאך 10 אזייגער
Rosh chodesh Iyar Frday and Shabbos 
Earliest Mincha 1:30pm
Pirkei Avos Perek Alef
Motzoei Shabbos 8:23pm (Sefiras HaOmer #10)
We say Ato Chonantonu, Morid Hatal and V'sein Brochoh
Havdoloh is as usual, with Besomim and wine
Followed by ויתן לך

 א געזונטן זומער

Important Notes:
It is preferable that in lieu of Krias Hatorah in shul that you "lein" from a Chumash the leining of that day after Shachris. These can also be found at the back of your siddur.

Rav Lesches has discouraged the use of "cometz-buying services" that you can order on chol hamoed and have it delivered after Yomtov.

The new Chayenus have arrived and are available to be picked up 10 Langeries Drive. A few extra packets have arrived and are available for non-subscribers by calling 845-269-1787.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Schedule from Bedikas Chometz thru the 1st Days of Pesach 5780

Erev Pesach and 1st Days of Pesach Schedule


After Maariv tonight, which can be davened from 7:57pm in Monsey, we do bedikas chometz. The mitzvah is to do as soon as we can and not push it for later.

Remember to do Kiddush Levanah.

Wednesday - Erev Y"T:

Bechorim can listen to a siyum via the telephone.
Latest time to EAT chometz tomorrow is 10:48am
Latest time to GET RID of chometz tomorrow is 11:53am

Chatzos tomorrow day is 12:58pm (for haircuts and unneccesary work)

Remember to make an Eruv Tavshillin Wednesday.
On Friday, when cooking for Shabbos, all food must be fully cooked by sunset (shkiah.) 7:30pm.

Licht Bentshen Wednesday - Erev Y"T - is  7:11pm

After Mincha we say סדר אמירת קרבן פסח ( in the siddur)

Chatzos tomorrow night (for afikoman) is 12:57am

Wednesday night we daven the Maariv for Shalosh Regolim and add whole hallel after maariv.

Thursday - 1st Day Y"T

Latest Shma Thursday is 9:41

Thursday we add Tefillas Tal at Mussaf, after davening Shemonei Esrei.

Candle Lighting on Thursday night (2nd night) is AFTER 8:13pm

Thursday night add Hallel as well... In addition, remember to begin counting the Omer after maariv and hallel on Thursday.

Friday  - 2nd Day Y"T

Latest Shma Friday is 9:41

Those that may wish to take in Shabbos early should not do so before 6:10pm

Licht Bentshen on Friday is 7:13pm (2nd day of Omer at Maariv)

Shabbos - Chol HaMoed

Earliest Mincha Shabbos Day is 1:30pm

Motzoei Shabbos is 8:15pm.
At Maariv say אתה חוננתנו, ותן ברכה and יעלה ויבא and Sefiras HaOmer (3rd Day)

חג הפסח כשר ושמח - may we merit this year to partake of the Korban Pesach in the Beis Hamikdash with Moshiach Tzidkeinu.

Note: the Luach is a very useful guide.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Pre-Pesach Notes and Announcements

Erev Shabbos Hagadol 5780

reminder: Click on the > link to sell your chometz through Rav Lesches this year.
1) A message from our Rov:

As we prepare for the auspicious day of Shabbos Hagadol, I take the opportunity to wish everyone a heartfelt Gut Shabbos; may we have only Besuros Tovos in a revealed way.

I also wanted to take a moment to address the concern of haircuts before Yom Tov. Although it is ideal to do so as a preparation for Pesach, and also because haircuts are ordinarily not taken again until Erev Shavuos, some people will not have the opportunity to do so due to this year’s challenging conditions. Because of this, there is room to be lenient this year and take a haircut on Lag B’Omer if you will not manage before Pesach. The Rebbe occasionally took a haircut on Lag B’Omer, despite its inherent public nature, and there is ample room to act in similar fashion in a year such as this.

Good Shabbos,
Rav Boruch Lesches
________________________________________________________2) Dvar Malchus & Chayenu 
The next 2 weeks of Devar Malchus has arrived in Monsey. If you are a
subscriber, they are labeled with your name and can be picked up outside
Avraham Hayman's home, 10 Langeries drive.

There are also 5 additional sets of 2 weeks of Devar Malchus and 5 sets
of 4 weeks of Chayenu available to be purchased. Please call Avraham on
845-269-1787 to reserve a set.

3) A message from Rabbi Simcha Werner

Dear Anash,
Matzah instills in us Emuna. Emuna connects us with Hashem. The Rebbe stressed that we must accomplish that every Jew has Shmura Matza for the Seder - and, if possible, sells his Chametz. We must dedicate ourselves totally for this, because this is really dedicating ourselves to Hashem and connecting ourselves with the Rebbe.
Please, if you think of anyone to give Matzah, see that they get! If you’re short of Matzah, short of money, contact us, and we will Bli Neder try to help you.
While for some this may be difficult, however, this is in a sense nullifying ourselves to Hashem which draws down from the greatest levels of Kedusha which even a Tzaddik with his Avoda can’t accomplish’, (Torah Ohr (page 114, column 4). Let nothing stand in our way, even ourselves.
If you have any questions please contact NCFJE Matzah department at
 Rabbi Simcha Werner
NCFJE - Rockland County Division
Emissary of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Rockland County, NY
Office (845) 356-3850
4 Phyllis Terrace
Monsey, NY 10952
Shabbos Hagadol Parshas Tzav 5780 Schedule 

 Licht Bentshen this week is 7:06pm 

Those taking in Shabbos early should not do so before 6:04pm

 Latest time for Shma tomorrow is 9:47am

  Remember to say the Nosi (Yom Asiri)

 Earliest time for Mincha on Shabbos is 1:32pm

 After Mincha we say the hagadah from עבדים היינו until לכפר על כל עונותינו

 Motzoei Shabbos is 8:07pm

 Rav Lesches' Shabbos Hagadol Drasha ​​​​​​​
will take place on Motzoei Shabbos via Teleconference.

 The number to call is (563) 999-1157 Access Code 991246

 The derasha will be short and will begin at 9:45pm.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Points to Remember, from our Rov, Rav Lesches

Dear Anash of Monsey שיחיו,

I would like to begin with a Brocho for all to keep strong and healthy, and all who are unfortunately unwell to have a speedy Refuah Shleimah.

1. There is no need to be Mashlim last week’s Parsha.

This past Shabbos, we missed Krias Hatorah. There is discussion amongst the Poskim whether to catch this up the following Shabbos – if Krias Hatorah is possible. The Magen Avrohom (Orach Chaim Siman 135) states that a double Parsha is not caught up the following week, and neither do we complete a Parsha from one Sefer of Chumash to the next. Thus, there are two reasons why we will not read Vayakhel-Pekudei together with Parshas Vayikra this coming Shabbos. Although Siman 135 is not extant in the Alter Rebbe’s Shulchan Oruch, we know that the Alter Rebbe generally paskens like the Magen Avrohom. Furthermore, the Ketzos Hashulchan (84:11) paskens accordingly.

2. Our compromise last Shabbos is itself the way to keep Shabbos.

Many members of Anash may feel like their previous Shabbos was lacking. We must remember the precept “it is best to profane one Shabbos for Pikuach Nefesh in order to observe Shabbos many times in the future.” In explaining this, the Rebbe (Likutei Sichos Volume 27 page 138) invokes the Ohr HaChaim who explains that taking action on Shabbos for the sake of Pikuach Nefesh does not constitute breaking Shabbos, but to the contrary, it is itself considered observing Shabbos.

3. Keep healthy and eat well; do not fast.

With Erev Rosh Chodesh Nissan coming, many people may feel that it is an appropriate time to fast. However, this is not so in a time of a pandemic. For example, 100 years ago during a worldwide epidemic, there were disputes regarding whether to fast, with many of the opinion that it was prohibited to do so. Similarly, the Rebbe’s approach in general was to minimize fasting. Also applicable here is the well-known saying of Reb Chaim Brisker regarding an ill person eating on Yom Kippur: “I am not being lenient with regards to the fast on Yom Kippur. Rather, I am strict with regards to Pikuach Nefesh.” There are many other commendable Mitzvos that can be done on Erev Rosh Chodesh instead, such as giving more Tzedakah.

4. Don’t practice Pesach Chumros if they defeat the purpose.

With Pesach coming, there are many who may feel that they should be Machmir with their Pesach preparations. Some may be so inspired out of the belief that acts of Mesiras Nefesh will help us overcome the situation we find ourselves in. However, the Gemoro in Pesachim speaks about the danger of overly zealous groups of people eating the Korbon Pesach, for they might end up disqualifying the Korbon Pesach out of the scrupulousness.

Others may perhaps feel inspired to strictness based on the Alter Rebbe’s exhortation in Tanya (30b) to serve Hashem so strenuously, to the point of “Lhafkir… Brius Gufoi – to forfeit one’s health” in order to fulfil Torah and Mitzvos. However, when it comes to Chassidishe conduct, we follow in the footsteps of the great Chassidim who focussed on being “Mesaken Haguf – repairing the body” in order to serve Hashem. For example, it is a known fact that whenever one of Reb Chonye Morozov’s children became unwell, he would completely drop all of his other activities in order to nurse his child to health.

In conclusion, it is absolutely imperative for all to follow the advice of the Rabbinic and local medical authorities.

With much blessing,
Rabbi Boruch Dov Lesches
Monsey, New York 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Shul is closed! Please read the following announcements.

Important Announcements!

Dear Member and Mispallel of K'hal Tzemach Tzedek:

In accordance with Health officials' directives - which we are commanded by the Torah to keep - minyanim and shiurim at K'hal Tzemach Tzedek have been suspended until further notice. The mikvah is also closed.

Those that have Chayenu or דבר מלכות subscriptions can pick them up at the porch on 10 Langeries Drive. Should you want to subscribe now, please call Avraham Hayman at 845-269-1787.

Please do not attempt to enter the shul premises at all.
The following directives for Shabbos were issued by Rav Lesches for all of us davening at home:

Men and bochurim, You can fulfill going to the mikvah before shabbos by standing directly under the shower for 3-4 minutes, hands to the sides and feet slightly apart. We do not do this on Shabbos morning. Those that cannot do it on Friday should learn Mishnayos of מסכת מקוואות.  The same is true for Shabbos morning, when this is the only option.

We attempt to set our own davening times to when the tzibbur davens. The times listed are the times we would usually daven in shul.

Licht Bentchen tonight is 6:51pm.
Mincha would be 7:05 (Ashrei) and Kabbolas Shabbos would be at 7:40pm.

At Kabbolas Shabbos we do not say Magen Avos, etc. after Shemonei Esrei at Maariv tonight. After ויכולו skip to Mizmor LeDovid and continue as usual.

Those who decide to take Shabbos in early should not light candles or daven Kabbolas Shabbos before 5:52 and should remember to read krias shma again after nightfall.

This being Shabbos Mevorchim, remember to say Tehillim and the Yehi Ratzon for Shabbos after every sefer. Tehiilim time at shul would be 8:30am. Latest time for Shma is 10:00am.

Shachris would be at 10:00am.

At Shachris we can be "yotzie" Krias HaTorah by being maavir the sedrah (aka שנים מקרא) and saying the haftorah as well. This week is Shabbos Chazak. Remember to read Parshas HaChodesh for maftir and to say the Haftorah for Parshas Hachodesh. Parshas Hachodesh can be found in Sefer Shmos Perek 12, Pesukim 1-20.

Say Birchas HaChodesh. The Molad will be 
המולד: ביום שלישי בשעה 10 בבוקר, 14 דקות ו-11 חלקים.
Tuesday morning, 10:14 and 11 Chalokim.

Rosh Chodesh Nissan will be on Thursday, iyh, ביום החמישי.

We say only the first יקום פורקן, we skip the second one, as well as Mi SheBerach. We do not say Av HaRachamim.

After musaf remember to say ולקחת סולת, שש זכירות, and the Tehillim for the day.

This being Shabbos Mevorchim, remember to make a farbrengen with your family. This Shabbos is also 25 Adar, the Yom HoLedes of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka a"h.

Earliest time for Mincha (Mincha Gedolah) is 1:34pm.

Mincha in shul would be at 6:55pm.

If you plan on eating late in the day, remember to either wash for bread (lechem mishnah would be required) before shkiah (7:10pm) or finish eating by then. If you wash you can continue eating until you bentsh. If not, you must wait for havdalah to eat.

Make your own seder nigunim with your family and maybe chazzer a ma'amar or part of a sicha.

Motzoei Shabbos and Maariv at 7:52pm.

We generally do not do any melacha until after maariv. Those who must should remember to say "Baruch HaMavdil" before doing any work.

Mincha for the week ahead - Parshas Vayikra - would be at 7:00pm, with Maariv at 7:45pm.

בברכת שבתא טבא
May we merit to speedily see the ultimate redemption - בניסן נגאלו ובניסן עתידין להיגאל

Hershel Rosenbluh, גבאי

Monday, March 9, 2020

Important Health Message from the Board of Directors

Dear Anash

As you are all aware, Coronavirus is spreading fast and has infected Israel, where a large percentage of the population is quarantined, and members of the Jewish communities in New York City and Westchester. There is no reason for fear or panic, but reasonable precautions should be exercised. As the CDC and other health officials recommend, we encourage you to wash your hands with soap often, use Purrel, avoid touching your face and shaking hands.

In view of the public gatherings on Purim for the readings of Megillah and davening, additional steps are prudent. We strongly encourage anybody who is not feeling well, who has a fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, or exhibit any respiratory symptoms not to come to Shul and not to expose others to possible infection. The same applies to children. As much as they are excited to show off their Purim costumes, if your children exhibit any symptoms or running a fever, please DO NOT bring them Shul. Thinking about your friends and fellow members of your Kehilah is the real Ahavas Yisroel! While the Coronavirus is well-tolerated and runs its course only with mild symptoms for 80% of the population, the elderly and those with weak immunity are at real risk. Please do not expose the elderly members of the Anash to a virus, which may be no worse than the regular flu for you, but might be a real sakana for others. It’s best to err on the side of caution and stay home if you have any symptoms at all or have been in contact with someone who may be infected.

We understand that hearing a Megilah reading is a mitzvah that you don’t want to miss. Please contact Rabbi Leshes regarding any questions you have or to discuss if arrangements need to be made for you.

A freilechen Purim

Tzemach Tzedek Board of Directors

Friday, January 31, 2020

Grand Community Farbrengen Wednesday Yud Shvat

Men and Women are invited to a Grand Community Farbrengen Wednesday night with shliach Rabbi Yehuda Weg of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Rabbi Weg is a veteran shliach who has inspired countless amounts of people over the decades.

Please help sponsor this event by texting 917-755-4234.

Shabbos Parshas Bo and Week of Beshalach 5780 Schedule for K'hal Tzemach Tzedek

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Moshiach & Geulah Shiur this and every Tuesday Evening

Image result for moshiach and geula

"Moshiach & Geulah" Shiur tonight at Tzemach Tzedek, 2 Langeries Dr., at 7:45pm to 8:30pm by Rabbi Yehuda Blotner.

Maariv follows shiur.

Rabbi Markowitz Sitting Shiva

Rabbi Zalman Leib Markowitz is sitting shiva in Monsey for his sister, a"h, from Tuesday 2 Shvat (Jan.28th) thru Thursday evening.
Address is 14 Jeffrey Place.
Hours are 10:30am to 10:30pm.

Besuros Tovos