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Reminder! Masbia Program

Dear shul member

We'd like to remind everyone that this Sunday is the Masbia Program.

The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. 

All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home.

Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families.

For your convenience, if you prefer having the food picked up from your front porch, please text 323-710-9954. Pick up time will be between 10am and 11:30am. 

Announcements - Vayeishev

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
  • SUNDAY:  Masbia Program. The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home. Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families. For your convenience, if you prefer having the food picked up from your front porch, please text 323-710-9954. Pick up time will be between 10am and 11:30am.  

Shabbos Schedule - Vayeishev

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:25 pm
  • Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm  
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:11 am
  • Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus.
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Mincha: 4:25 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:28 pm
  • Father & Son Learning: 7:00-7:45 pm
  • Molad Chodesh Teves: Friday, Kislev 29, December 7, 10:29pm and 13 chalakim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Teves: Shabbos & Sunday, December 8 & 9.
  • Wednesday night: Start saying V’sein Tal Umatar L’Brochah at Ma’ariv

Please see the Chabad Chodesh for the laws of Chanuka

Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeishev

  • Mr. & Mrs. Reuven Solomon for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Roberta Solomon’s father Reb Gershon ben Reb Dovid ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Eli Vcherashansky for all the miracles and kindness Hashem has shown their family. May Hashem continue to shower them and the entire community with kol tuv sela.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Vayeishev

  • Mr. & Mrs. Moshe Anatian in honor of their son Menachem Mendel Yishai’s birthday.. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Chaim Fyzakoff in honor of their daughters Ariella Rosa and Tanya Meiras birthdays. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. 
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yakov Greenbaum in honor of Rabbi Yakov Greenbaum’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ari Goldman in honor of their birthdays. May they have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Michael Zaghi in honor of Mr. Michael Zaghi’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Mazal Tov To - Vayeishev

Upcoming Birthdays
  • Moshe Davidson - 23 Kislev
  • Yaakov Wolowik - 24 Kislev
  • Mr. Shmuel David Faynerman - 24 Kislev
  • Mr. Arthur Diller - 25 Kislev
  • Mr. Zechariah Davidson - 27 Kislev
  • Sholom Yehuda Gorelik - 27 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yakov Greenbaum - 28 Kislev
  • Rabbi Ari Goldman - 28 Kislev
  • Menachem Mendel Yishai Antian - 28 Kislev
  • Mr. Michael Zaghi - 29 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Gershon ben Reb Dovid (Mrs. Roberta Solomon’s father) - 28 Kislev
  • Devorah bas Reb Yechiel Shraga Faivish Halevi (Rabbi Yitzchok Arnold’s mother) - 28 Kislev

Maayon Yisroel Charity Campaign

Maayon Yisroel is raising $400,000! 
For the next 3 hours, EVERY donation is QUADRUPLED.
IT'S ALL OR NOTHING!
Charidy.com/Maayon

 

Video of SHADAR book launch

We are happy to present  the video of Rabbi Raichik's book launch
honoring the life and work of  
Rabbi Menachem Shmuel David HaLevi Raichik, obm, "Shadar"

The book titled Shadar, Touching One Person At A Time" -
 is co authored written by Dovid Zaklikowski  and Rabbi Shimon Raichik. 

https://youtu.be/SZ5rat6wdOw

Presenters in order of appearance on the video are:

Rabbi Hanoka, Chabad Pasadena
Rabbi Shimon Raichik, author
Mr. Jack (Moshe) Mayash
Mr. Allan (Avrohom Aharon) Goldstein
Rabbi Chaim Baruch Rubin

Please share with friends and others to help support Rabbi Raichik's book.

Tehilim Request

Please say tehilim for Mr. Shimon Benarroch - Shimon ben Rochel who is having surgery tomorrow  

May we hear and share Bsuros Tovos.

Announcements - Vayishlach

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
  • BIKUR CHOLIM:  
  • MOTZEI SHABBOS: 7 to 7:45 pm - Avos U'Bonim in shul. 
  • MONDAY 18 Kislev, Soul String at Maayan Yisroel. Click here for more info.
  • TUESDAY: 19 Kislev, community wide farbrengen with Rabbi Chaim Miller click here for more details.

Shabbos Schedule - Vayishlach

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:27 pm
  • Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:06 am
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am 
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 4:25 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:30 pm
  • Father & Son Learning: 7:00-7:45 pm - Click here for more info.

Sholom Zochor

Reb Yoily Rutner
Invites the community to a Sholom Zochor
at 444 N La Brea

Kiddush Sponsors - Vayishlach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shloime Arnold in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also, in honor of their daughter Menucha Rochel’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Alos, in honor of Reb Shloime receiving Chosson Torah. May he and the entire community be blessed with kol tuv se’ela.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman in honor of Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avrohom Aron Grunfeld in honor of Mr. Avrohom Aron Grunfeld’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Martin Leaderman in honor of Mr. Martin Leaderman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Shagalov in honor of Rabbi Yosef Shagalov’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Steve Zipp in honor of Mr. Steve Zipp’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

 

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Vayishlach

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Benjaminson in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalmy Fogelman in honor of Rabbi Zalmy Fogelman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yecheskel Raeburn in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Vayishlach

4:15 pm at the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia
Speaker: Rabbi Naftoli Estulin

Mazal Tov To - Vayishlach

  • Mr. & Mrs. Efraim Lezak on the engagement of their son Binyomin to Mushkie Teitlebaum. Also, on the birth of their grandson (to Shmuli and Sara Basya Lezak.)

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Mr. Avrohom Aron Grunfeld - 16 Kislev
  • Mr. Joseph Michael Dunn - 17 Kislev
  • Rabbi Zalmy Fogelman - 17 Kislev
  • Rabbi Fischel Grossman - 18 Kislev
  • Mr. Steve Zipp - 18 Kislev
  • Schneur Zalman Labkowsky - 18 Kislev
  • Rabbi Zalman Schmukler - 19 Kislev
  • Mr. Martin Leaderman - 19 Kislev
  • Rabbi Zalman Klyne - 21 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yosef Shagalov - 22 Kislev

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shaya Berkowitz - 19 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Levi Benjaminson - 19 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yecheskel Raeburn - 19 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shloime Arnold - 20 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Aaron ben Reb Boruch (Mrs. Esther Davidoff’s father) - 19 Kislev
  • Chaya bas Reb Avrohom (Rabbi Benyomin Hoffman’s mother) - 20 Kislev
  • Reb Yeshayohu ben Reb Aharon (Mrs. Fradel Bukiet’s father) - 20 Kislev
  • Reb Shlomi ben Reb Ezra (Mrs. Ariela Hecht’s father) - 21 Kislev

Devar Torah - Vayishlach

The Forecast for this Winter is Joy, Inspiration, and Action that Illuminates our Surroundings!

By Rabbi Raichik

This month of Kislev is a month filled with many special days. We have Rosh Chodesh Kislev the day the Rebbe left 770 after the heart attack; Tes and Yud Kislev, the birthday, yahrzeit and day of liberation of the Mittler Rebbe; Yud Daled Kislev the Anniversary of the Rebbe and Rebbitzin; Yud Tes Kislev the Rosh Hashana of Toras HaChassidus and day of liberation the Alter Rebbe; and Chanukah. During the month of Kislev we connect with Chassidus and the inner light of the Torah.

The primary focus and innovation of the Baal Shem Tov is the inspiration and insight the Baal Shem Tov provided everyone to serve Hashem with joy.

This joy is notwithstanding the fact that one may feel embittered and brokenhearted with regard their own spiritual condition and various shortcomings in their service of Hashem. At times we may ask ourselves how a person so far from proper service of Hashem and with so many faults can expect to be so close and bound with Hashem that it infuses every moment with unrestricted joy and enthusiasm?

The teachings of Chassidus stress that although we know our faults, because afterall we are not blind, nor should we be, nevertheless we realize that we have a soul which is a part of Hashem. The love of Hashem is the love of a father to a child. It something that has no limits, is unconditional, and remains true and constant in all situations (including our own situation). So too our love for Hashem is like that of a child to a father, which is also unconditional and unrestricted. We love Hashem not just because he provides us with what we need, but because we desire and we aspire for a deep and abiding bond and connection with Hashem to the point that we realize and recognize that we and Hashem are one essence.

Therefore  we do not feel restricted or limited in our joy because of our personal circumstances because  our connection overrides all of that. Hashem doesn't just love us only because we study His Torah do His mitzvos and help others. He loves us because we are his children and that we are one.

The Baal Shem Tov revealed this love and how it exists by every single Jew and most specifically the simple Jew. The Baal Shem Tov’s focus on the simple Jew because it is where the simple and sincere love for Hashem is the most obvious and pronounced.

Joy is automatic; when we reflect on what it means to be a Jew, a Jew is automatically happy. A Jew is not only happy when he or she studies the Torah or has an opportunity to do a mitzvah or some helpful deed, he's happy every moment of life, for every breath. What is the reason for this Joy? It is or no other reason than he or she  a Jew, and a Jew is connected and bonded with Hashem.

One can also apply this positive approach of joy to the service of teshuva.  Although the path of teshuva begins when one becomes aware of a fault or inconsistency in one’s behavior (a necessary knowledge when we go off course), nevertheless the process is completely positive and joyful. The reason it is joyful is because it's infused with an awareness that Hashem is looking forward to our return home to Him, where we will be openly one with Hashem in all aspects of our lives. Because of this awareness (that we get through learning Chassidus) we approach teshuva with joy from the very beginning. Chassidus gives us the ability to see and live with an open bond and living connection with Hashem as we serve Hashem and do teshuva.

In the back of the recently published book about my father, “Shadar”, there is a letter from the Rebbe to my father about not fasting. The Rebbe spoke to my father many times about not fasting. The Rebbe would encourage him instead to eat, be healthy, and serve hashem with joy. In this letter he quotes the Alter Rebbe in the fourth chapter of Igeres HaTeshuva where the Alter Rebbe says that today we do not fast and instead redeem fasts with tzedaka, (and serve Hashem with health and with joy).

Nowadays there is a special challenge with our youth. They legitimately seek excitement and vitality in their Judaism. Our mission is to bring to our youth the kind of excitement and vitality that the Rebbe teaches is necessary to be a happy and productive Jew.  The true excitement for Judaism comes from the joy that we described above of being a Jew. Nowadays we now live in an age of spiritual darkness which is in certain respects even more dark than it was the in the generations of the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe. The way we dispel darkness is by increasing true and lasting joy. Joy cuts through the darkness.

Through learning Chassidus and by partaking in all the special days in the month of Kislev, by attending fabrengens, lighting the Chanukah menorah and doing mivtzoyim we illuminate our love our connection and our bond with Hashem. Chassidim are always happy because the happiness they feel comes from our everlasting and constant bond with our father, Hashem, that becomes revealed through following in the ways of Chassidus, the Torah and mitzvos.

May everyone have an illuminating inspiring and joyous Yud Tes Kislev and Chanukah.

A Good Shabbos

Avos U'Bonim starting this motzei shabbos

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Reminder: Farbrengen for men in honor of 90 to year to 14 Kislev

Click here for a clip from Rabbi Minkowitz about this special day! 

We will iy"h have music and dancing
as the Rebbe requested at the fiftieth anniversary 

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Announcements - Vayetzei

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
  • MOTZEI SHABBOS: Bastomsky/Zajac Lechaim , 9 pm at Chabad of SOLA.
  • THURSDAY: Farbrengen & Seuda for men in honor of 90 to year to 14 Kislev. 8 pm in Shul.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Monday, 18 Kislev, Soul String at Maayan Yisroel. Click here for more info.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, 19 Kislev, community wide farbrengen with Rabbi Chaim Miller.

Shabbos Schedule - Vayetzei

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:30 pm
  • Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:02 am
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am 
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 4:30 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:33 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Vayetzei

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Frankel in honor of Rabbi Simcha Frankel’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Jonathan Glabman for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Jonathan Glabman’s mother Shulamis bas Reb Tzvi Hirsh ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avrohom Aron Grunfeld in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together. Also, for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Avrohom Aron Grunfeld’s mother Sara bas Reb Avrohom Yakov ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yona Mordechai Weiss for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Hadassah Weiss’s father Reb Ben-Zion Yisroel Meir ben Reb Menachem Monish ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Vayetzei

4pm at the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia
Speaker: Rabbi Shaye Berkowitz

Mazal Tov To - Vayetzei

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Shalom Ber Levine on the engagement of their granddaughter Bassie Zajac to Eli Muchnik.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Eliyahu Newman on the birth of their son. Mazal tov to the grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Shmuel Stroll

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Shmuel Thaler - 10 Kislev
  • Shneur Zalman Arnold - 10 Kislev
  • Rabbi Shmuel Thaler - 10 Kislev
  • Nesanel Chananya Soussana - 10 Kislev
  • Mr. Mendel-Hilel Ganzburg - 10 Kislev
  • Rabbi Simcha Frankel - 10 Kislev
  • Rabbi Moshe Levin - 11 Kislev
  • Mendel Berger - 13 Kislev
  • Rabbi Mendel Simons - 14 Kislev
  • Mendel Fogelman - 14 Kislev
  • Rabbi Gershon Schusterman - 15 Kislev

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Sruly Yusevitch - 10 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Solomon - 14 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Moishe Carlebach - 14 Kislev
  • Mr. & Mrs. Avrohom Aron Grunfeld - 15 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Reb Ben-Zion Yisroel Meir ben Reb Menachem Monish (Mrs. Hadassah Weiss’s father) - 9 Kislev
  • Sara bas Reb Avrohom Yakov (Mr. Avrohom Aron Grunfeld’s mother) - 9 Kislev
  • Roza bas Reb Chaim (Mrs. Chana Ganzburg’s mother) - 9 Kislev
  • Reb Menachem Mendel ben Reb Nochum (Rabbi Laizer Labkowsky’s father) - 10 Kislev
  • Shulamis bas Reb Tzvi Hirsh (Rabbi Jonathan Glabman’s mother) - 12 Kislev
  • Reb Leib ben Reb Julius (Mrs. Vickie Elson’s father) - 13 Kislev
  • Henya Malka bas Reb Shmuel (Mrs. Yudka Etka Winograd’s mother) - 15 Kislev

Devar Torah - Vayetzei

On the Essence of a Fabrengen: 
One Heartfelt Saying can Change Everything 

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

Chassidim spend time going to fabrengens, especially during this month of Kislev, a month filled with the Yomim Tovim of Yud, Yud Tes Kislev and Chanukah. What do we accomplish by going to a fabrengen? Is the purpose of a fabrengen to hear a good lecture, or be entertained? Perhaps it’s the accomplishment of getting together in a friendly atmosphere, speaking with others and having a good time. After all it’s a much better to get together over mashke and herring than to watch football and eat turkey.

There are many important reasons for a fabrengen. We accomplish a lot by participating in fabrengens. In the coming weeks, we will try to explain the most essential aspects of fabrengens and why they are important in our lives today. In this article we will focus on the purpose of a fabrengen to move you to a place that you never have been. Although we are not on the level of the Chassidim of the previous generations, nevertheless the following story from Likutei Dibburim (v. 4 pg. 1588) illustrates the power of a fabrengen to break through to a higher level in the service of Hashem. 

May each one of us merit to get involved in and take inspiration from the fabrengens, each person in his or her way to go to a new and higher level in their service of Hashem. 

Chassidim of the Mittler Rebbe in the town of Shklov used to say that even an indirect remark from Michoel the Melamed was so strong that it readied a person ready to properly receive the words of the Rebbe in yechidus. Reb Shlomo Maneson was a chosid of Mittler Rebbe. He came from a wealthy background as well as being wealthy in his own right. He was educated and guided from the chassidim of the Alter Rebbe. After he would go into yechidus by the Mittler Rebbe, he would come out and make fabrengen and dance in the circle as was customary. Although he acted appropriately, nevertheless, there was something missing. They were not reflecting a true chassidishe warmth; it was a too “balabatish”. 

Reb Shlomo, along with all other young chassidishe men in Shklov, would daven with great fervor and would attend the chassidishe fabrengens. One time, Reb Michoel the melamed, sat alone on the side by a fabrengen as he was beating his chest and his head while complaining about himself out loud. He said; “Ribbono Shel Olam, have compassion on me. Help me that I should have true vitality and pleasure in the words ‘Vehair Eineinu’ (Enlighten our eyes in your Torah, our hearts should cleave to your mitzvos, and unify our hearts to love and fear your name (said in the morning berachos of the Shema) ) just like the vitality and pleasure that Shlomo Maneson has when he says the words, “Haosher Vehakavod Milfanecha” (Riches and honor are in front of you. (said in morning prayer of “Viyavorech David”))” 

Michoel the Melamed said what he did without any intention to disrespect Reb Shlomo. He was speaking to himself. He was thinking about himself and how unhappy he was with his level in service of Hashem. He was lamenting his lack of a “derher”, a feeling and insight to this request that ‘Veha’air Enieinu’ should be an absolute truth just like Reb Shlomo prayed for riches and honor. Nevertheless, when Reb Shlomo heard it, it made a huge impression on him. Soon there after he left for Lubavitch, spent time by the Mittler Rebbe in Lubavitch and became an altogether different person. 

From this we see the impact of Chassidishe fabrengen. The eight years that Reb Shlomo traveled to Lubavitch and had Yechidus, for some reason did not have their full impact. Something was getting in the way. It was the indirect remark of Reb Michoel the Melamed that made such a strong impression on him, enough to break through what stood in the way, and made him ready and suitable for the words of the Mittler Rebbe. 

The real depth of this story was the true emes of Reb Michoel’s service. The words that affected Reb Shlomo were not directed toward or intended to fix Reb Shlomo.  Reb Michoel was motivated by his own lack of service and said a true and heartfelt request asking Hashem to enlighten his eyes in the Torah etc. This is what moved Reb Shlomo. Michoel had been by the Alter Rebbe when his chassidim had achieved a true avodah, an avodah without excuses. Love and fear by these elder chassidim was inscribed in the very way that they walked.  When their avodah was incomplete, it affected them very deeply. The light of truth reflected in Reb Michoel’s feelings of deep pain in his request to Hashem to have a vitality and pleasure for Torah and Mitzvos, just like the vital pleasure that Reb Shlomo had in praying for wealth in honor had a general affect Shlomo that cancelled out his resistance. It nullified the blockage which held Reb Shlomo back in his life making him unable to receive the holy words from the Mittler Rebbe in his yechidus with true chassidishe warmth.

After telling this story, the Previous Rebbe, ended by saying that chassidim should be healthy and well and that by making fabrengens together, in the ways of the chassidim, they truly enliven their souls. 

A true chassidishe fabrengen provides the “general nullification”. This means that a real fabrengen has the power to cancel out whatever stands in the way. From there each person must do what he needs to in his particular service in an orderly fashion, by turning away from the bad and doing what is good. Hashem Yisborach should make each one successful in his Torah and in his service of his heart. It should be with you and through you that we merit to carry out Hashem’s intention to make a dwelling place for Hashem in this lower world. 

Please come to shul tonight for maariv

There will be many chiyuvim in shul, please come help out!
Maariv will iy"h be on time - 5:20 pm

Bastomski/Zajac Lechaim

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Torah Tefilah Tzedakah

To Anash of our Shul:

On the 28th of Nissan, 5750 (April 23, 1990) the Rebbe was notified that P.L.O. terrorists were threatening to attack various targets throughout the world. At this difficult time for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel, and throughout the world, it is worthwhile to take to heart and follow the Rebbe instructions: 

  1. Add in studying Torah
  2. Saying an extra 3 chapters Tehillim daily, one of them being chapter 150 
  3. Add in Tzedakah - to redeem at least 2 meals, preferably 3, to be given to those who study or disseminate Torah
    -
     and all of this should be done out of gladness of heart. 

 Below is the Rebbe's Sicha in 1990, freely translated:

"I was notified that the P.L.O. has given instructions to all its branches worldwide to strike at targets throughout the world, G-d forbid.

"It is therefore necessary to invoke and emphasize the blessings from G-d to all Jews in all places, in all their needs. Primarily the most needed blessing is the miracle of the complete and perfect Redemption through Moshiach (whom we await every day that his coming not be delayed even as much as the blink of an eye). These blessings should be emphasized with complete trust and confidence, as well as with joy and gladness of heart.

"We should especially fulfill the directive of the Chabad Rebbes, 'Think good and it will be good.' "This means that thinking positively causes the course of events to actually turn out good.

"This information should be utilized not to scare anyone, G-d forbid, but rather in the positive sense, to enhance the service of the Jewish people in the study of Torah and the observance of mitzvot.

"On the verse (Gen. 27:22), 'The voice is the voice of Jacob,' our Sages tell us that the power of the Jewish people is with 'our mouth.' Through our heartfelt prayers and Torah learning we can eliminate the plans of 'the hands of Esau,' the terrible schemes of our enemies."Thus there should be additional activities in Torah study and prayer and in mitzvot in general.

"Special emphasis should be placed on studying Torah diligently. For our Sages explain the verse, 'If you will follow my statutes' to mean that if you will labor in Torah... 'I will grant peace in the land. You will sleep without fear.'  "Through Torah study we eliminate all negative things and they are even transformed to good.

"Also, additional prayers should be said. Keeping with the spirit of 'thinking positive' it would be advisable to recite daily an extra three chapters of Psalms. One of these three chapters should be the final chapter of Psalms (ch. 150) which concludes with the verse, 'Let every being that has a soul praise G-d.' This means that every man, woman and child praises and gives thanks to G-d for His benevolence, and for the blessings and good fortune that He bestows upon us and will continue to bestow upon us.

"It would also be appropriate to add in the giving of charity.

"Although 'fasting' is out of place (especially in the context of 'thinking positive') this does not contradict the giving of charity to redeem a fast. "It would be appropriate to give charity in the amount of two meals, and even better in the amount of three meals. This charity should preferably go to support people who learn Torah or institutions involved in disseminating Torah.

"Certainly these directives will be publicized in all Jewish communities, to all Jews, men, women and children.

"Emphasis must be placed however, to be very cautious not to scare anyone, G-d forbid. Rather, the purpose is to inspire everyone to enhance his/her Torah study and mitzvah observance, with true bitachon, complete trust and confidence in G-d, with joy and a glad heart.

"The main thing is that the resolutions regarding the above should hasten and quicken the concept of 'think good and it will be good' in actuality starting from the ultimate good -- the complete and perfect Redemption through Moshiach."

UPDATE: AED Training course for men & women

The AED/CPR training is a CLY event with a limited number of spots open for shul members only.

Please do not invite non members or post this training to community blogs.

Any non members who show up to the event will be charged $50 (our cost) to participate.

For clarification, the training  is by a private individual and not through Hatzolah.

Chabad Chodesh - Kislev

The new issue of the "Chabad Chodesh"
is now available online by clicking here

 

AED Training course for men & women

Thanks to a generous benefactor, we have recently installed an AED (automated external defibrillator) in the shul. This Wednesday at 8.00pm there will be an AED training course given by Hazolah. All those interested in learning how to use this life saving device are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday, at 8.00pm

Where: CLY

AED Training course

Thanks to a generous benefactor, we have recently installed an AED (automated external defibrillator) in the shul. This Wednesday at 8.00pm there will be an AED training course given by Hazolah. All those interested in learning how to use this life saving device are invited to attend.

When: Wednesday, at 8.00pm

Where: CLY

Announcements - Toldos

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!

Shabbos Schedule - Toldos

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 4:35 pm
  • Late Kabolas Shabbos: 6:20 pm 
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 8:59 am
  • Chassidus for Early Minyan: 8:45 am 
  • Shiur Chassidus by Rabbi Raichik: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 9:30 am
  • Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:00 am
  • Mincha: 4:35 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 5:38 pm

Kiddush Sponsors - Toldos

  • Mr. Alon Hamami in honor of his ufruf. May he be Zoche to build a binyan aday ad.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Noteh Berger in honor of Mr. Noteh Berger’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, in honor of their son Muli’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Frankel for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Tzirel Frankel’s mother Matil bas Reb Volf Ber ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Fischel Grossman in honor of Mrs. Neshe Grossman’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus. Also, for the yahrtzeit of Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s father Reb Nota Moshe ben Reb Tzvi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Dr. Martin Leaderman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Berl Sroka for the yahrtzeit of Mr. Berl Sroka’s mother Miriam bas Reb Pesach Halevi ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Toldos

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Alon Asefovitz in honor of Mrs. Sara Asefovitz’s birthday. May she have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Zalman Friedman in honor of Rabbi Zalman Friedman’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Munitz in honor of Rabbi Yisroel Munitz’s birthday. May he have a shnas hatzlocho begashmiyus ubruchniyus.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Toldos

4 pm at the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia
Speaker: Mrs. Chani Pinson

Mazal Tov To - Toldos

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Simcha Frankel on the engagement of their son Zalmy to Mashie Marcus.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Hecht on the engagement of their son Mendy to Chani Spielman.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Eli Feiner - 3 Kislev
  • Yecheskel Pinson - 3 Kislev
  • Mendel Levenberg - 4 Kislev
  • Michoel Gavriel Wachtel - 4 Kislev
  • Dr. Sholem Gimpel - 4 Kislev
  • Shneur Zalman Plotke - 5 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yerachmiel Helfant - 5 Kislev
  • Mr. Yirmiyahu Andrusier - 6 Kislev
  • Mr. Tzvika Grossman - 6 Kislev
  • Mr. Noteh Berger - 7 Kislev
  • Shmuel Berger - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi Yisroel Munitz - 8 Kislev

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. David Rafael Gutierrez - 3 Kislev
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ariel Haratz - 4 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yonah Mordechai Weiss - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yosef Mishulovin - 7 Kislev
  • Mr. & Dr. Martin Leaderman - 7 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yrachmiel Wolowik - 8 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Miriam bas Reb Pesach Halevi (Mr. Berl Sroka’s mother) - 3 Kislev
  • Beila Guta bas Reb Yechiel (Mrs. Leah Hoffman’s mother) - 4 Kislev
  • Chaya bas Reb Sendor (Mrs. Marsha Alperin’s mother) - 6 Kislev
  • Reb Yisroel   (Rabbi Yisroel Bastomski’s grandfather) - 6 Kislev
  • Reb Levi ben Reb Zalman Yudah (Mrs. Rochel Eisenberg’s brother) - 6 Kislev
  • Reb Nota Moshe ben Reb Tzvi (Rabbi Fischel Grossman’s father) - 7 Kislev

Devar Torah - Toldos

Living for the Moment

By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This week Chabad Chassidim all over the world celebrated Rosh Chodesh Kislev, the day marking the Rebbe’s recovery from the massive heart attack he had on Shmini Atzeres 1977 during hakafos. His doctor Dr Weiss said that this heart attack was a “number 10”, and that no one believed that it was possible for the Rebbe to come back as he did. On Rosh Chodesh Kislev the Rebbe returned home after spending six weeks recovering in his office turned hospital room in 770.

It is challenging at times when we go over the story with those who were not there or have never seen the Rebbe. They say that they do not feel a connection, and that we are telling them stories from the past that are not relevant to them today. They may show up at the fabrengen for a half an hour out of respect, but they will tell you that while you were there and therefore you have feelings for these things they were not and therefore do not share those feelings. They are where they are and more interested in the present moment. Therefore why should we be bugging them about things that they will never achieve?

We have a few yomim tovim in Kislev. Chanukah is celebrated because of things that happened in the time of the Beis HaMikdash 2200 years ago. Why do we celebrate? Were you there? Was your father or even your grandfather there? Also Yud Tes Kislev; why do we celebrate? Were you there? Was your father or even your grandfather there either?

Every day of our lives, as we live them, one day at a time, we live far more that what seems on the surface to be the present moment. This is because the present moment has within it the past and the future as well. The future is built upon how we live in the present. If there is no present, if we are not infusing the present moment with the vitality and simcha of the candle of the mitzvos and the light of the Torah, then we have no future. Today cannot be the way it should be without a connection to the past. In the first maamar of the Rebbe, Baasi L’Gani, the Rebbe said that we are the seventh generation of the first generation of the Alter Rebbe. Moshe Rabbenu; in the merit of being the seventh generation from Avraham Avinu (Echod haya Avraham), we merited to receive the Torah. The Torah could not be given in the seventh generation, without the past, without Avraham Avinu. Without the Alter Rebbe, in the past, we would not have arrived to the seventh generation; one is built upon the other.

The events that led up to the Alter Rebbe’s redemption on Yud Tes Kislev were caused by a decree that happened because so many secrets of the Torah were being revealed. On Yud Tes Kislev the Alter Rebbe won the case and he continued to reveal Toras HaChassidus in a much greater way than before. We are here today because of the Alter Rebbe. We are not just commemorating the past we are celebrating our present situation in the here and now!

This is also true about Chanukah. We are here today due to the heroism of a few Chashmonaim. If not for them we would have assimilated into Greek culture and become Hellenists. Today, the way we are, our merit to be Jewish and have the quality of life we do is because of the Chashmonaim and their mesirus nefesh.

During the six weeks that the Rebbe was in his room, our future hung in the balance. We did not know if the Rebbe was going to continue. As mentioned before, Dr Weiss said that the Rebbe’s survival and return to health were miraculous and beyond all odds. On Rosh Chodesh Kislev the Rebbe emerged victorious, and continued his leadership in an even greater way than before.

Tzivos Hashem began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

The Sefer Torah uniting Klal Yisroel began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

The mivtzah of learning Rambam began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

The vast expansion Chabad Houses began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

A large percentange of our Yeshivos and Schools began after Rosh Chodesh Kislev.

The expansion of Shluchim all over the Globe is incomparable from before to after Rosh Chodesh Kislev. The very fact that we have communities with Chabad Houses all over the world with schools Yeshivos and services, and we have where to daven and to send our children to learn are all reasons for why we should celebrate Rosh Chodesh Kislev today.

Why have we continued to grow so much since Gimmel Tammuz? It’s because we know that the Rebbe is NOT A LEGACY, the Rebbe is ALIVE for us today!

To be able to feel alive and connected, we need to learn Chassidus every day. We need to nourish our minds and souls, not just by remembering our Bar Mitzvah Maamar that we learned so long ago. Is our entire Yiddishkeit relegated to what we learned once upon a time in Cheder? G-d forbid! We need to learn every day Chassidus to give us new life and fresh vitality so that when a Yom Tov comes up we are in the mood and not dried out. We will have a feeling and an understanding of what the Yom Tov really means. Then we will greet the Yom Tov with the anticipation of the experience, what can be accomplished and can be taken away from the Yom Tov. Our future and our children’s future depend on this.

When the Rebbe was sick in bed he continued to speak Chassidus from his room. He continued to worry about Eretz Yisroel. He wanted people to continue writing in and gave brochos for shidduchim etc. He remained strong and engaged about settling Eretz Yisroel. Later the Rebbe foresaw what is happening today in Eretz Yisroel and did all that was possible. The Rebbe said that if Israel continues with this peace process then no one in Eretz Yisroel would be safe. He mentioned the names of cities that no one believed would be attacked. He continued to beg and to warn. We all witnessed and saw the emes of Moshe Emes v’Toraso emes in all the Rebbe’s words and campaigns. 

When we reflect on all of this we realize that we need to be connected in a way that is beyond time and space to emes, to Moshe emes v’Toraso emes. Inspired by the day of Rosh Chodesh Kislev let us take on new and fresh resolutions, today, to increase in learning Chassidus and doing all of the minhagim and the mivtzoim of the Rebbe, today.

We should all daven and add in tzekadaka and mitzvos for the safety of the Jewish people all over the world, especially for our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisroel who are under siege. We pray that Hashem should protect all of them.

Rosh Chodesh Kislev Farbrengen

Farbrengen for Men in the Shul
in honor of Rosh Chodesh Kislev

Thursday night, 8 pm 

Guest speaker: Rabbi Mendel Schapiro
Mashpia at YOEC

Yossi Kreiman A"H yartzeit

Dear Anash

Monday night/Tuesday, Chof Ches Cheshvan, is the 8th yartzeit of Yossi Kreiman.  Yosef A"H ben Nachman Ber Sheyichyeh. 

Please take on something extra on this day in honor of Yossi-- Tzeddaka, extra effort in davening or brachos, learning, hachlata tova, etc. If you like, you can let the family know what you are doing for Yossi, by email:  dkreiman@sbcglobal.net or what'sapp/text 323-963-6348.

May we share only simchas!

Minyan needed:  
Please come Monday morning November 5th @ 10:00 am
for Yossi Kreiman's obm 8th yahrtzeit at
Mount Olive Cemetary 7231 E Slauson Ave, Commerce CA  90040 for Tehilim and Kaddish Thank You ! 

Reminder: Masbia Program

Dear shul member

We'd like to remind everyone that this Sunday is the Masbia Program.

The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. 

All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home.

Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families.

For your convenience, if you prefer having the food picked up from your front porch, please text 323-710-9954. Pick up time will be between 10am and 11:30am. 

Announcements - Chayei Sarah

  • Click here for the KYY newsletter. 
  • Click here for this week's Lmaan Yishmeu publication.
  • Click here for this week’s JEM “Here’s My Story”. 
  • Click here for a list of our ongoing shiurim. 
  • Click here to pay up all your building fund, kibud or yiskor pledges and outstanding membership. Thank you to all of our supporters!!
  • SUNDAY:  Masbia Program. The shul kitchen will be open from 7am till 12pm. All foods are fine, including Milchig, Fleishig, Pareve, fruits, vegetables, frozen, canned and packed foods. All except foods cooked at home. Please note: If you can send proteins such as- chicken, meat, fish, and cheeses, it would be tremendously beneficial to these families. For your convenience, if you prefer having the food picked up from your front porch, please text 323-710-9954. Pick up time will be between 10am and 11:30am. 

Shabbos Schedule - Chayei Sarah

  • Shabbos Candle Lighting: 5:41 pm
  • Last Time To Read Shema: 9:45 am
  • Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim: 8:15 am
  • Followed by a Shiur Chassidus.
  • Thillim Club: 9:00 am
  • Early Minyan Shacharis: 10:00 am
  • Shacharis: 10:15 am
  • Kol Yaakov Yehuda: 10:15 am
  • Mincha: 5:40 pm
  • Shabbos Ends: 6:44 pm
  • Molad Chodesh Kislev: Thursday, Cheshvan 30/November 8, 9:45 am and 12 chalakim.
  • Rosh Chodesh Kislev: Thursday & Friday, November 8 & 9.
  • Motzei Shabbos - Turn Clocks Back One Hour 

Kiddush Sponsors - Chayei Sarah

  • The Raichik & Klyne Families for the yahrtzeit of their grandmother Sima bas Reb Avrohom Abela Hakohen ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yossi Schneerson for the yahrtzeit of Mrs. Yehudit Schneerson’s father Reb Shmuel Gronim ben Reb Yitzchok Meir ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.

Early Minyan Kiddush Sponsors - Chayei Sarah

  • Anonymous for the yahrtzeit of Hatomim Yosef ben yblct”a Reb Nachman Ber Kreiman ob"m. May the neshomo have an aliya.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ari Goldman in honor of their anniversary. May they have many more happy years together.

Women's Shabbos Shiur & Farbrengen - Chayei Sarah

5 pm @ the home of Mrs. Sima Zeifman
421 N Poinsettia
Speaker: Mrs. Chana Rochel Schusterman

Mazal Tov To - Chayei Sarah

  • Rabbi & Mrs. Yisroel Bastomski on the engagement of their daughter Fayge to Mendel Zajac. Mazal tov to the grandmother Mrs. Freida Bastomski.
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Mendel Duchman on the engagement of their granddaughter Rikel Greenbaum to Naftali Junik.

Upcoming Birthdays

  • Rabbi Zalman Friedman - 26 Cheshvan
  • Mr. Eli Kagan - 27 Cheshvan
  • Hershel Tsikman - 27 Cheshvan
  • Mr. Simcha Kagan - 27 Cheshvan
  • Rabbi Sholom Ber Kesselman - 28 Cheshvan
  • Mr. Yerachmiel Kuzecki - 29 Cheshvan
  • Rabbi Tzvi Ferszt - 30 Kislev
  • Rabbi Munish Weiss - 1 Kislev
  • Rabbi Naftoli Fishman - 1 Kislev
  • Boruch Shalom Allison - 1 Kislev

Upcoming Anniversaries

  • Mr. & Mrs. Pinchas Hirsch - 26 Cheshvan
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Ari Goldman - 1 Kislev
  • Rabbi & Mrs. Dovi Goldman - 1 Kislev

Upcoming Yahrtzeits

  • Hatomim Yosef ben yblct”a Reb Nachman Ber (Rabbi Nachman Kreiman’s son) - 28 Cheshvan
  • Reb Shmuel Gronim ben Reb Yitzchok Meir (Mrs. Yehudit Schneerson’s father) - 1 Kislev
  • Sima bas Reb Avrohom Able - 1 Kislev 

Devar Torah - Chayei Sarah

 Who, Me? Yes, You! 
By Rabbi Shimon Raichik

This Thursday was Chaf Cheshvan, the birthday of the Rebbe Rashab. On one hand, when we remember and celebrate special days of the Rabbeim we increase our connection and become inspired. On the other hand we can wonder how it is relevant to us today in our situation. The Rebbe asks this question with regard to the well-known story brought in Hayom Yom for the 9th of Cheshvan.

When my father was four or five years old he went to his grandfather, the Tzemach Tzedek, on Shabbat Vayeira, and began to cry as he asked, "Why did G-d show Himself to our father Avraham - but He does not show Himself to us?" The Tzemach Tzedek answered him: "When a tzadik decides at the age of ninety-nine years that he should be circumcised, he deserves that G-d appear to him."

The Rebbe Rashab was a son of a Rebbe, and part of part of a dynasty of Rabbeim. In general they didn’t speak about themselves. This story was told to us so that we should to give us kochos to learn to be this way. How can we expect to be like them?

The Rebbe (Likutei Sichos v. 15) says that not only can we expect this of ourselves; this should be the way that we approach chinuch as well. We should inculcate within our children the desire that Hashem should be revealed to them. They should have the intention that the reason for all Torah and mitzvos is to reveal Moshiach.

This is a very nice vort for the Shabbos table but what has it got to do with our environment and our streets etc.? Isn’t it just wishful thinking to expect to reach such a level? How can we expect this of a 20 year old who tells that he never saw the Rebbe? He has shut himself down from listening, even if he doesn’t let you know. How do we explain this to him?

This week is parshas Chayei Sarah. The Rebbe asks how can the name of the parsha be the Life of Sarah when the parsha begins after her passing. In general the life of a tzaddik is not just what we see physically rather the essence of the tzaddik is their ruchnius  (as explained in Igeres HaKodesh 27). Actually we can never be certain that it is true life until we see his or her children and students continuing in the way the that they lived for. An example of this in the Chumash is the continuation of the life of Sarah in her children Yitzchok and Rivka. When Rivka entered the tent Sarah’s candles continued once again to burn from Shabbos to Shabbos. This continuation is because the real life of a tzaddik is their emunah, ahavah and yirah. This continues and grows year after year in the generations to follow through our hiskashrus, connection and our following in their ways.

I’ve mentioned a few times that once Moshe Hecht wrote the Rebbe for help and the Rebbe responded that he already sent a shliach to his city and he gave him the kochos. His name is Moshe Hecht (himself!) he should go speak with him. The Rebbe sent him the message that he already had given him all the kochos he needed to succeed. He just needed to uncover them and use them.

When we attend a fabrengen for a chassidishe Yom Tov we know its special. By just showing up and eating some kugel and herring, we will not be affected. We don’t say l’chaim just to get high. We need to uncover the block of the physical and allow the neshama to feel and reveal the connection that’s already there. 

We need to spend time learning sichos and maamarim and realize that the Rebbe is speaking to us.  We need to think about what it means to us. We need to search and find the connection and then apply it. Then its real, then it will have continuity. 

Once Michoel der Alter gave a mashal to his students about how to learn chassidus. It was a story of a simple unlearned person who hired a melamed to teach his children in a village distant from the community. Since the man was unlearned, he would also have the melamed read him his mail. One day a telegram arrived with the sad news of his father’s passing. When the man heard the melamed read the news he fainted on the spot. Michoel der Alter asked: “Certainly the melamed should have fainted because he read it first! Why didn’t he faint?” He answered; “Because it wasn’t his father”. So too with chassidus, when you realize that its our Father then its different. When we learn chassidus this way it affects us.

So too with nigunim; by tapping into the spiritual which we already have, we allow the neshama to feel the connection. Moshe Hecht needs to speak to Moshe Hecht because the Rebbe gave him the kochos already.

So too with chinuch when  Yaakov lo meis, when the Rebbe is still alive, then it is definitely possible to reach a very high standard. Because its not, and it never was, about the physical, it’s the spiritual connection that makes it all possible.

There’s a story of a tzaddik (not Chabad) that told his son near his passing; I am no longer in a body. The son held his hand and said I’m touching your hand. The tzaddik responded; you are holding a hand because you only feel the physical. So too when we grasp hold of the physical we are unable to feel the spiritual.

By connecting to the Rebbe and living and doing Torah and mitzvos with the intention to reveal Moshiach may we merit to see the complete revelation of Moshiach Now

Good Shabbos

Security Update

Due to security concerns, there will be armed guards posted in the front and back of shul on Shabbos day.  All doors other than the front doors to the main shul and Kollel will remain locked from the outside. 

Please understand that this slight inconvenience is outweighed by the safety precautions that must be taken at this time. 

Thank you for your help.

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