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My father, O.B.M. “G-d does not remain indebted – if you do something good, earlier or later, you will be rewarded.” My dear father, Rabbi Moshe Greenberg, who passed away in Israel just two month ago was often heard quoting this statement. When all of us managed to make it in time to stand at my father’s bedside surrounding him with love in the last hours of his life, this thought came to my mind. My father encouraged us to open Chabad centers in far flung communities where we can make a difference, giving up on the Nachat of having his kids around him, and G-d repaid him by making sure that we all were there for this important moment.

Testimonials

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF PUDONG

When we moved to Shanghai, we were prepared to accept the fact that there would be no Jewish community for our family. We were pleasantly surprised. As Reform Jews from America, we were intimidated by Chabad, but in spite of this, on one Shabbat, we decided to give it a try. We were very glad we did.

A YEAR AT CHABAD PUDONG Sheldon, Donna, Alex and Carley Gilbert

5773 / 2012-2013

Pudong Chabad is a very special place, made so by the warm and open approach of the Rabbi and his wife. They welcome everyone warmly but neither judge nor push. They are focused on building a community that is welcoming to everyone and offers whatever Jewish experience you need. Friday night services and dinner are such a warm and inviting experience that our kids looked forward to Fridays and pleaded with us to bring them to Shabbat. Services are relaxed and meaningful followed by a wonderful dinner that often lasts several hours and is a great opportunity to meet and become friends with many other Shanghai Jews from a wide variety of backgrounds and situations. Although we were only in Shanghai for a year, Pudong Chabad made it possible for us to create a familiar Jewish experience for our family in the middle of a very foreign place. We miss Friday nights, we miss our Jewish friends at Pudong Chabad, and we are grateful to and miss the Rabbi and his wife whose warm and thoughtful approach make it all happen.

‫אחריי ארבע שנים בשנגחאי חזרנו‬ ‫להתגורר בישראל אבל הרב אברהם‬ ‫ תמיד ישארו‬,‫ וחב"ד פודונג‬- ‫ונחמי‬ .‫בליבנו‬ ‫בית חב"ד פודונג היה תמיד פתוח ללא‬ ‫ לנו ולכל קהילת היהודים‬,‫כל תנאי‬

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF PUDONG

‫ הם עזרו לנו לשמור על‬.‫בשנגחאי‬ ‫ וכל זאת‬,‫המסורת ולחגוג את החגים‬

WHERE EVERY JEW IS FAMILY

.‫תמיד באווירה חמה ונעימה‬

Vila # 69, 2255 Luoshan Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 200235 CHINA

,‫ לימוד אפיית חלות‬,‫קבלות השבת‬

罗山路2255弄近花木路汤臣湖庭 别墅69号

‫ תרמו רבות לאיחוד ותחושת‬,‫הקהילה‬

Phone: 86.21.5878.2008 Fax: 86.21.5879.3689 Email: info@JewishPudong.com Website: JewishPudong.com

‫ונשות‬

‫ איתי ודנה אשרי‬,‫ מירב‬,‫אוהד‬

‫היהודית‬

‫לילדים‬

‫פעילויות‬

‫בקהילה‬

‫ארגון‬

‫המשפחתיות‬

..‫ אני כבר מתגעגעת לבישולים המשותפים עם נחמי‬.‫בפודונג‬ ‫ איתי כל כך נהנה לבוא וללמוד אצל‬.‫השיא מבחינתינו היה ההירתמות של הרב אברהם ונחמי לקראת הבר מצווה של איתי‬ .‫ לא יכולנו לחלום על טקס בר מצווה יותר מרגש ומכובד מזה שערכנו בחב"ד‬.‫ וגם הטקס עצמו היה כל כך מרגש ומיוחד‬,‫הרב‬ !‫תודה ולהתראות‬

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ISSUE 21 SUMMER 5773/2013

Rabbi’s Message

‫ב"ה‬


Synagogue

Women's CircleA New Twist - Challa

Synagogue and Adult Education

Friday

night services followed by a full Shabbat dinner, are now taking place weekly! Come, help build our synagogue… you will enjoy it!

The Jewish Women's Circle

brings together Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds to learn, laugh, experience and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

Eyal Shimoni ffixing a Mezuzah in Bank Leumi's new office

Avner Netanyahu dons Tefillin in Shanghai

we gather for a Power Breakfast at the Perez’s office. After a chance to don Tefillin, we eat a delicious breakfast, we learn a topic from the weekly parsha and discuss its relevance to current times.

For our first JWC of the year,we had ladies attend from eight different countries, which made it really unique. All the ladies mastered the many different challa twists, including six braid loaves and napkin rings. Everyone came home with a personalized challa apron and a dose of new recipes and tips.

Ladies kneading away

The Wednesday Power breakfast

Every Wednesday morning

All ready for Shabbat

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mazal Tov to Etay, Ido, Nechamie presents a variety of challas

Drew and Sasha who all celebrated their Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s this past spring.

Shira rolls her dough

JWC Pre-Chanukah Party Etay Ashery, Israel

Sarah

Sasha Rich, Michigan, USA

It was a unique and special experience for each of them to be able to celebrate this special day in China, with friends and family.

Vogel brought out the talents in each of us. Ladies glass painted beautiful bottles and learned the art of herbal bottling. A talk was led by Nechamie on a women heroine in the Chanukah story. Pleasantly surprised at our artistic talent

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Ido Tzhori, Israel

Drew Rein, California, USA

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Synagogue

Women's CircleA New Twist - Challa

Synagogue and Adult Education

Friday

night services followed by a full Shabbat dinner, are now taking place weekly! Come, help build our synagogue… you will enjoy it!

The Jewish Women's Circle

brings together Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds to learn, laugh, experience and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.

Eyal Shimoni ffixing a Mezuzah in Bank Leumi's new office

Avner Netanyahu dons Tefillin in Shanghai

we gather for a Power Breakfast at the Perez’s office. After a chance to don Tefillin, we eat a delicious breakfast, we learn a topic from the weekly parsha and discuss its relevance to current times.

For our first JWC of the year,we had ladies attend from eight different countries, which made it really unique. All the ladies mastered the many different challa twists, including six braid loaves and napkin rings. Everyone came home with a personalized challa apron and a dose of new recipes and tips.

Ladies kneading away

The Wednesday Power breakfast

Every Wednesday morning

All ready for Shabbat

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mazal Tov to Etay, Ido, Nechamie presents a variety of challas

Drew and Sasha who all celebrated their Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s this past spring.

Shira rolls her dough

JWC Pre-Chanukah Party Etay Ashery, Israel

Sarah

Sasha Rich, Michigan, USA

It was a unique and special experience for each of them to be able to celebrate this special day in China, with friends and family.

Vogel brought out the talents in each of us. Ladies glass painted beautiful bottles and learned the art of herbal bottling. A talk was led by Nechamie on a women heroine in the Chanukah story. Pleasantly surprised at our artistic talent

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Ido Tzhori, Israel

Drew Rein, California, USA

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Hands on

Havdala Ceremony and Game Night

BBQ and Honey Workshop

What a great evening! We

heard the Havdala prayer to the tunes of Nimrod's guitar, then we created beautiful braided beeswax candles and spice balls and played the night away!

Our annual Welcome Back

BBQ, was filled with fun for everyone. Children were entertained with bubble fun, a jumping castle and a Bee Keeping workshop. The children were fascinated to see a bee hive with honey filled combs, and to meet the bee keeper. Adults enjoyed socializing and meeting new and old friends.

The ceremony

Even the adults enjoyed!

Model Matzah Bakery Bakers for one day: Pudong kids turn into professional Matza bakers.

Bee Keeping is Wild!

Roll that Matzah thin!

A spread of scrumptious food

All enjoying the BBQ

Chief baker Nicolas hard at work

They began by grinding the wheat, mixing the flour and water, and then continued onto flattening the dough, and placing it in the oven. While the Matzah was baking, the children decorated special Matzah bags for their Seder table. The event concluded with a Passover shop, selling all your basic Passover needs.

Community Sukkah building A

great team of community members built the community Sukkah. The kids had the important role of covering the sukkah with the Schach (branches).

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Kids help cover the Sukkah with branches

Hard at work!

Yum!

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Hands on

Havdala Ceremony and Game Night

BBQ and Honey Workshop

What a great evening! We

heard the Havdala prayer to the tunes of Nimrod's guitar, then we created beautiful braided beeswax candles and spice balls and played the night away!

Our annual Welcome Back

BBQ, was filled with fun for everyone. Children were entertained with bubble fun, a jumping castle and a Bee Keeping workshop. The children were fascinated to see a bee hive with honey filled combs, and to meet the bee keeper. Adults enjoyed socializing and meeting new and old friends.

The ceremony

Even the adults enjoyed!

Model Matzah Bakery Bakers for one day: Pudong kids turn into professional Matza bakers.

Bee Keeping is Wild!

Roll that Matzah thin!

A spread of scrumptious food

All enjoying the BBQ

Chief baker Nicolas hard at work

They began by grinding the wheat, mixing the flour and water, and then continued onto flattening the dough, and placing it in the oven. While the Matzah was baking, the children decorated special Matzah bags for their Seder table. The event concluded with a Passover shop, selling all your basic Passover needs.

Community Sukkah building A

great team of community members built the community Sukkah. The kids had the important role of covering the sukkah with the Schach (branches).

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Kids help cover the Sukkah with branches

Hard at work!

Yum!

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HolidaysGreat Chanukah Celebration @ Kerry Mall

Grand Purim Carnival Purim was full of great

spirit, thanks to all the original costumes and the excitement of the people wearing them!

We made history! For the

very first time, Chanukah was celebrated publically in Mainland China!

Lechaim! It's a mitzvah on Purim.

Do you recognize me? Sigal Zilber...

Throughout the event, 200 people (!) celebrated the festival full of fun and Jewish pride. We greatly appreciate all those that came forward and helped make this event a reality.

A huge hit at the carnival this year was a cool photo booth with backdrops from unique sites in Israel. A Caricaturist, a bike race, an acrobat show and live fish were also on site. No wonder everyone had an absolute ball.

Mr. Maurice Ohana Lights the 10 foot Lego Menorah, built by the kids at the mall Great acrobat show!

Mingling at the carnival

Lag B'omer Outdoors What The Jones family building a part of the Menorah

a wonderful Lag B'omer! The children had a fantastic time jumping on the moon bounce, planting, and helping to create the bonfire. A hilarious game run by Sheldon Gilbert, had everyone laughing hysterically.

Hebrew School choir singing Banu Choshech!

Chanukah @ Bursa and Bowling The Power Breakfast club

When the sun set, the kumzitz began. Sitting around the bonfire and singing together, gave all such a warm, community feeling. The children couldn’t get enough of the roasted marshmallows Yum!

joined by some other guys, spent an exciting Chanukah night out at the Jin-Qiao bowling alley.

For the fourth year, young

adults were celebrating Chanukah at the Bursa SDE.

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Celebrating Chanukah @ Bowling

Light a candle - Share a thought @ the SDE

Fantastic Bubble Show

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HolidaysGreat Chanukah Celebration @ Kerry Mall

Grand Purim Carnival Purim was full of great

spirit, thanks to all the original costumes and the excitement of the people wearing them!

We made history! For the

very first time, Chanukah was celebrated publically in Mainland China!

Lechaim! It's a mitzvah on Purim.

Do you recognize me? Sigal Zilber...

Throughout the event, 200 people (!) celebrated the festival full of fun and Jewish pride. We greatly appreciate all those that came forward and helped make this event a reality.

A huge hit at the carnival this year was a cool photo booth with backdrops from unique sites in Israel. A Caricaturist, a bike race, an acrobat show and live fish were also on site. No wonder everyone had an absolute ball.

Mr. Maurice Ohana Lights the 10 foot Lego Menorah, built by the kids at the mall Great acrobat show!

Mingling at the carnival

Lag B'omer Outdoors What The Jones family building a part of the Menorah

a wonderful Lag B'omer! The children had a fantastic time jumping on the moon bounce, planting, and helping to create the bonfire. A hilarious game run by Sheldon Gilbert, had everyone laughing hysterically.

Hebrew School choir singing Banu Choshech!

Chanukah @ Bursa and Bowling The Power Breakfast club

When the sun set, the kumzitz began. Sitting around the bonfire and singing together, gave all such a warm, community feeling. The children couldn’t get enough of the roasted marshmallows Yum!

joined by some other guys, spent an exciting Chanukah night out at the Jin-Qiao bowling alley.

For the fourth year, young

adults were celebrating Chanukah at the Bursa SDE.

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Celebrating Chanukah @ Bowling

Light a candle - Share a thought @ the SDE

Fantastic Bubble Show

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Hebrew School

Projects & Presentations

Imagine a Hebrew School

where kids don’t want to miss a day. They come in with a smile and leave humming a new Hebrew song. Imagine a child who feels the warmth and spirit of Judaism.

Students

Our goal is to offer all Jewish children an education and memories that will last a lifetime. We instill Jewish pride, a sense of belonging, and a meaningful understanding of Judaism, all through a fun, interactive and handson approach. The Pudong Hebrew School family

Aleph bet Puppet theaters made by Kita Aleph

Charity project by Jacob and Mendel

Kita Bet's beautiful art work

Shahar & Ben present a story

are too busy drawing, acting and creating, to realize that they're even learning!

Special Moments In

Cooking

a city bursting with different cultures, our students develop a strong identity and connection to their Jewish roots, through friendship, holiday celebrations and learning about their history.

After One happy family

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Tali lights the Shabbat candles

studying the 10 commandments and how it applies to their lives, students used their creativity to act out the commandments in a downto-earth way. These photos were then presented as a game at the Shavuot Celebration.

Ella races through the 15 Seder steps

Hebrew School celebration

The "10 commandments" in action

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Hebrew School

Projects & Presentations

Imagine a Hebrew School

where kids don’t want to miss a day. They come in with a smile and leave humming a new Hebrew song. Imagine a child who feels the warmth and spirit of Judaism.

Students

Our goal is to offer all Jewish children an education and memories that will last a lifetime. We instill Jewish pride, a sense of belonging, and a meaningful understanding of Judaism, all through a fun, interactive and handson approach. The Pudong Hebrew School family

Aleph bet Puppet theaters made by Kita Aleph

Charity project by Jacob and Mendel

Kita Bet's beautiful art work

Shahar & Ben present a story

are too busy drawing, acting and creating, to realize that they're even learning!

Special Moments In

Cooking

a city bursting with different cultures, our students develop a strong identity and connection to their Jewish roots, through friendship, holiday celebrations and learning about their history.

After One happy family

Page 8

Tali lights the Shabbat candles

studying the 10 commandments and how it applies to their lives, students used their creativity to act out the commandments in a downto-earth way. These photos were then presented as a game at the Shavuot Celebration.

Ella races through the 15 Seder steps

Hebrew School celebration

The "10 commandments" in action

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My father, O.B.M. “G-d does not remain indebted – if you do something good, earlier or later, you will be rewarded.” My dear father, Rabbi Moshe Greenberg, who passed away in Israel just two month ago was often heard quoting this statement. When all of us managed to make it in time to stand at my father’s bedside surrounding him with love in the last hours of his life, this thought came to my mind. My father encouraged us to open Chabad centers in far flung communities where we can make a difference, giving up on the Nachat of having his kids around him, and G-d repaid him by making sure that we all were there for this important moment.

Testimonials

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF PUDONG

When we moved to Shanghai, we were prepared to accept the fact that there would be no Jewish community for our family. We were pleasantly surprised. As Reform Jews from America, we were intimidated by Chabad, but in spite of this, on one Shabbat, we decided to give it a try. We were very glad we did.

A YEAR AT CHABAD PUDONG Sheldon, Donna, Alex and Carley Gilbert

5773 / 2012-2013

Pudong Chabad is a very special place, made so by the warm and open approach of the Rabbi and his wife. They welcome everyone warmly but neither judge nor push. They are focused on building a community that is welcoming to everyone and offers whatever Jewish experience you need. Friday night services and dinner are such a warm and inviting experience that our kids looked forward to Fridays and pleaded with us to bring them to Shabbat. Services are relaxed and meaningful followed by a wonderful dinner that often lasts several hours and is a great opportunity to meet and become friends with many other Shanghai Jews from a wide variety of backgrounds and situations. Although we were only in Shanghai for a year, Pudong Chabad made it possible for us to create a familiar Jewish experience for our family in the middle of a very foreign place. We miss Friday nights, we miss our Jewish friends at Pudong Chabad, and we are grateful to and miss the Rabbi and his wife whose warm and thoughtful approach make it all happen.

‫אחריי ארבע שנים בשנגחאי חזרנו‬ ‫להתגורר בישראל אבל הרב אברהם‬ ‫ תמיד ישארו‬,‫ וחב"ד פודונג‬- ‫ונחמי‬ .‫בליבנו‬ ‫בית חב"ד פודונג היה תמיד פתוח ללא‬ ‫ לנו ולכל קהילת היהודים‬,‫כל תנאי‬

CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF PUDONG

‫ הם עזרו לנו לשמור על‬.‫בשנגחאי‬ ‫ וכל זאת‬,‫המסורת ולחגוג את החגים‬

WHERE EVERY JEW IS FAMILY

.‫תמיד באווירה חמה ונעימה‬

Vila # 69, 2255 Luoshan Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 200235 CHINA

,‫ לימוד אפיית חלות‬,‫קבלות השבת‬

罗山路2255弄近花木路汤臣湖庭 别墅69号

‫ תרמו רבות לאיחוד ותחושת‬,‫הקהילה‬

Phone: 86.21.5878.2008 Fax: 86.21.5879.3689 Email: info@JewishPudong.com Website: JewishPudong.com

‫ונשות‬

‫ איתי ודנה אשרי‬,‫ מירב‬,‫אוהד‬

‫היהודית‬

‫לילדים‬

‫פעילויות‬

‫בקהילה‬

‫ארגון‬

‫המשפחתיות‬

..‫ אני כבר מתגעגעת לבישולים המשותפים עם נחמי‬.‫בפודונג‬ ‫ איתי כל כך נהנה לבוא וללמוד אצל‬.‫השיא מבחינתינו היה ההירתמות של הרב אברהם ונחמי לקראת הבר מצווה של איתי‬ .‫ לא יכולנו לחלום על טקס בר מצווה יותר מרגש ומכובד מזה שערכנו בחב"ד‬.‫ וגם הטקס עצמו היה כל כך מרגש ומיוחד‬,‫הרב‬ !‫תודה ולהתראות‬

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ISSUE 21 SUMMER 5773/2013

Rabbi’s Message

‫ב"ה‬

A year at Chabad Pudong 2013  

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