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OMEGA 6 AND HEALTHY FATS (ISSUES #33 AND 34)
Esty Weiss’s health column is one of my favorites, but I feel the latest article on Omega 6 oils has been misleading. Touting saturated fats as completely healthy while blaming omega 6 oils for all ills is becoming more fashionable today, but it is just as misleading as the old dogma which was the other way around - blaming saturated fats for all diseases and proclaiming so-called vegetable oils as completely healthy. The truth is somewhere in between. The key to healthy oils is twofold: balance, and unrefined! Balance: We NEED more omega 6 oils, especially the essential LA fatty acids, in quantities of a least double the amount of omega 3, and perhaps more. The problem with omega 6 oils today is that they have overtaken our diet, so most of us end up deficient in other healthy oils. The goal is not to stay away from “unhealthy” omega 6 oils point blank, but to work on a healthy balance between omega 3, 6, 9 and saturated fats. Too much saturated and monounsaturated fats, although not necessarily unhealthy per se, will overcrowd our bodies, causing omega 3 and 6 deficiencies. The problem of our omega 6 oils today is not in their fatty acid compositions (omega 6), but that they are processed
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and refined oils, devoid of natural antioxidants, minerals and nutrients, and full of damaged molecules. That’s the real problem with potato chips made with corn or soybean oil! The bottom line may still be the same: avoid most omega 6 oils that are available, especially in commercially prepared products. But for accuracy’s sake, if you can find unrefined, natural oils that are high in omega 6, use them by all means - but make sure to include plenty of healthy omega 3s in your diet as well. As for the second article on Omega 6 oils, EPA and DHA are very healthy fats found in fish oil, but they are not ESSENTIAL to the diet, because the body can actually make them, given enough ALA from flaxseed and other plant sources. Downplaying flax oil as having “only” ALA is a grave error! ALA is an essential fatty acid that we MUST get from the diet, and popping hundreds of fish oil supplements won’t supply that lack! Most people today are severely deficient in ALA with grave consequences to their personal health. I personally have seen better results from supplementing with flax oil than with fish oil. While fish is a healthy food and supplemental fish oil absolutely plays a role in health, as numerous studies and personal experience indicates, we can get the same results by consuming enough
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flax oil, and sometimes even better and quicker! Please rectify this mistake in a future article. Thank you! C. P. ESTY WEISS RESPONDS:
Thank you, dear reader, for bringing this up. Let me try to clarify. You say that we need to double the amount of omega 6, which is a source of LA. According to every research I’ve read so far, you are right on target with saying that a proper “balance” of all omegas is what your body needs, but part of that balance is the need to double the omega 3 levels, if anything. As you’ve stated, there is an overabundance of omega 6 nowadays, and it’s of utmost importance to counteract and balance that out with “more omega 3” from unrefined sources, of course. A good balance is to take a potent fish oil supplement of DHA and EFAs, in addition to flaxmeal/oil to get your ALA, which is also of crucial importance!! I hope I clarified your concern.
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space. The parking lot was full, as usual for a Thursday, and I was surprised to see that I was approaching not one, but two, empty parking spaces right next to each other. As I inched my car closer, I realized the reason why these spaces were unoccupied; each one had an abandoned shopping cart smack in the middle. Even more surprising, following these two spaces was one of the two sheltered spots that are designated for returning shopping carts! Left with no other choice (plus I would have felt silly continuing to search for parking after finding these two spots),
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I maneuvered my car in between the two shopping carts, placing my car right in between the two spaces. I then got out of the car and steered the offending carts into the cart return. Now this left me in a precarious position; I couldn’t very well leave my car like that. I would look like the inconsiderate one for taking up two parking spaces when another driver could easily benefit from one of them. So I got back into my car and adjusted it to make sure that I was in between the white lines, leaving space for another car. I then proceeded into the building taking one of the shopping carts I had moved with me. This whole ordeal took less than 5 minutes, but the point I’m trying to make is that we are all leading busy, hectic lives, and everyone is in a hurry to get done with their errands and move onto the next thing. We all are thinking about all the things we have to do, but how about taking a minute to consider the next person? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in parking lots all around Monsey and had to get out of my car to move a cart before I could park in a space. I really feel that this is a major issue ben adam l’chavero. You don’t know the person that will be coming after you, but we are all part of Klal Yisroel and we are all one family. In light of all the tragedies that have taken place this past weekend over several communities, I would like to call upon everyone to take just one extra minute to do one small thing and return your shopping cart to designated areas. Even if you are in a rush, it only takes a minute; two at the most.
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Think about what a Kiddush Hashem it will make for shoppers to easily be able to park their cars, and also to the workers who are constantly sent out to the parking lot to round up all the wayward carts left helterskelter here and there. In addition, returning carts to their spots can help prevent damage to vehicles. I once called a lady whose abandoned cart made its way into my front fender, after finding her receipt left in the cart (the time stamp confirmed she had been the last to use it) and her name and phone number were printed on it. I made an anonymous phone call, not asking for money for the damage, but just to let her know that her cart hit my car and that she should please be more careful about returning her cart in the future. You can even take it one step further and take an abandoned cart from the parking lot into the store with you to do your shopping. This will help keep the parking lots less cluttered. I hope by bringing this issue to light, we can all look forward to more smooth, uncomplicated and enjoyable shopping trips in the future, making a much more pleasant experience for all. Sincerely, A Concerned Shopper
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CANOLA OIL: Back in the day, rapeseed oil was often used for industrial purposes. It was very cheap to produce, but people couldn’t eat it because it was bitter and contained substances that made the oil taste bad. A few Canadian scientists wanted to turn rapeseed oil into a more palatable option, so they used selective breeding techniques to create seeds that contained less of these
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So, should you use canola oil? I certainly don’t think so, unless you buy a pure, organic option.
bitter substances – and this is how canola oil came to be. In fact, “canola” is not a unique type of plant; it’s just a name for rapeseed that had been bred to be lower in undesirable compounds. Initially, the Canola Council of Canada had a hard time obtaining GRAS (also known as “Generally Recognized as Safe”) status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which they needed to market their oil in the U.S. In 1985, however, Canola oil was ultimately granted GRAS status, although long-term studies on the human consumption of canola oil have yet to be conducted. One major concern is that canola oil is geneticallymodified, or a GMO, which means that it’s a highly processed food. In addition, canola oil is highly refined. Like high fructose corn syrup, (which is no longer corn sugar once it is extracted and processed), canola oil goes through a similar transformation. The oil is removed through a combination of high-temperature mechanical pressing and solvent extraction, after which traces of the solvent – usually hexane, a dangerous chemical – remain in the oil. Canola oil also goes through the process of caustic refining, bleaching, and degumming, all of which involve high temperatures and chemicals of questionable safety. And because canola oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids (which are inher-
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HEATSENSITIVE: All oils that are healthy and contain a substantial amount of omega-3 fatty acids, or a good ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, have one thing in common: They are very sensitive to light and heat. Ironically, the smoke point of canola oil is pretty high, at roughly 400 degrees Fahrenheit – and this is because it’s so refined! You simply can’t heat up healthy,
unrefined fats without denaturing the oil. So, should you use canola oil? I certainly don’t think so, unless you buy a pure, organic option where the oil is expellerpressed and entirely lacking in GMOs. Besides, you are probably already consuming more canola oil than you think. You can find it hiding in restaurant dishes, takeout meals, processed items, and almost anywhere else. Again, this is why I highly recommend that you either use the organic version (which isn’t optimal for cooking, although you can still heat it slightly) or opt for organic extra virgin coconut oil or dairy butter, or even organic extra virgin olive oil in salads. These oils are the highest-rated options among doctors, nutritionists, and healthconscious people like you and me. Take a closer look at next week’s article “What Is GMO and Why Is It Bad for You.”
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Imagine you ask your son to go to the neighbor to pick up a package, and your son answers that he is “busy playing.” You tell him it is very important that he go now. He asks what is in the package that is so important that it must be picked up right away. You tell him that it is his suit for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah; the neighbor is a seamstress and she has finished the alterations. Suddenly, he jumps up and runs out the door to retrieve the package. Would you consider the child in this story to be one who accepts his parent’s authority over him? Is he a child who places his parent’s will before his own? Clearly not. If he were, he would have done what he was told without demanding an explanation and without needing to be convinced of the importance of the job. In truth, he bowed to his own will, and the parent merely persuaded him that his will lined up with theirs in this instance. In parshas Yisro, the b’nei Yisrael received the Torah. We know that they said “na’aseh v’nishma” when Hashem offered them the Torah. Much has been said on the topic of na’aseh v’nishma. On the most basic level, first committing to “do” and then to “hear/understand” demonstrates a clear acceptance of Hashem’s will over our own.
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Unlike the child in the previous example, we promised to do what we are commanded to do and only then to seek understanding. By agreeing to obey Hashem’s authority, rather than our own limited understanding, we showed that we were truly
In truth, he bowed to his own will, and the parent merely persuaded him that his will lined up with theirs in this instance. mekabel ol malchus shamayim. Taking this one level deeper, na’aseh is a step that leads a person to nishma; action leads to understanding. Cause and effect. Torah is compared to water. To be retained, water needs to be held in a vessel, such as a cup. If we want to be fit for the Torah, we must first change ourselves into vessels capable of holding the Torah. We do this through
the physical work of the mitzvos – the na’aseh. We find this idea in the Mishna in Avos (Perek 3, Mishna 12): “He [Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa] used to say: ‘Anyone whose deeds are greater than his knowledge, his knowledge will endure. And anyone whose knowledge is greater than his deeds, his knowledge will not endure.’” Rabbi Ephraim Wachsman, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Meor Yitzchak here in Monsey, explains as follows: if a person’s actions do not correspond to his level of learning, the knowledge will not stay with him, because he will ultimately follow after his physical nature. His body will pull him away. In order for wisdom and knowledge to take hold in a person, he must bring kedusha into his physical existence, and thus change his physical nature. Action has the power to change our nature. This is why na’aseh comes before nishma. Rabbi Wachsman goes on to give a beautiful mashul to explain this. A person can study the theory of violin in the world’s greatest conservatory of music under the most illustrious instructors for fifty years, but if he only then picks up a violin, he will not be able to produce anything even similar to music. But if he takes a violin and practices
How can we expect our rational intellect, which is by nature limited, to fathom something that is above rational? is not only “beyond” nature – He created nature. He created us. Our tools for understanding anything - our intellect, our logic - are creations as well. How can a creation possibly perceive beyond creation? How can we expect our rational intellect, which is by nature limited, to fathom something that is above rational? To put it in plain English, if we could understand Hashem, how powerful and mighty could He be? The main thing is to know in your heart that Hashem created this world, He created us, and He commanded us with His Torah and mitzvos. We do not have to understand it. We have to do it. The good news is, understanding will follow. What a gift!
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By Rebbetzin Y. Weissmandl
May I put the lid of a crockpot down on the counter and then replace it onto the crockpot?
As long as the lid is still in one’s hand, it may be replaced on the pot. Once the lid is on the counter for a short while, it should be wiped well before being replaced. However, it does not need to be completely dry.
Is it allowed for children (under bar-bas mitzvah) to play with floor puzzles on Shabbos? On the same note, may they build stuff with Lego or blocks which they will demolish shortly thereafter?
Small children may play with floor puzzles, if they dismantle them afterwards. Small children between the ages of 9 and 12 (depending on their level of maturity) may play with Lego, floor puzzles etc. that do not need too much strength to put together and are not meant to hold for a long time. A mother may guide and assist a small child with building etc., and position them to the correct spot, but not actually slot or click anything together. Feel free to submit your short Hilchos Shabbos questions to comments@ themonseyview.com
again and again until his fingers know where each string is without his having to look or feel, and until his arms and hands move as if of their own accordplaying the violin will become second nature to him. He will become a violinist. We want so desperately to understand everything Hashem does, and all that He asks us to do – it’s only natural. This is a positive trait, a reflection of our yearning for closeness. But with what tool could we try to understand Hashem’s ways? Hashem
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Over a cup of freshly brewed java (of course! What else?), we sat down to talk with the founder and owner of Hava Java in Monsey. Since its inception, Monsey has fallen in love with this cozy coffee shop, situated inside the Town Square Mall. Mr. Yoeli Mendlowitz talks about the heart of his shop: the coffee. Hava Java will celebrate its second anniversary in February. What’s Brewing at Hava Java? We have a new micro-roaster that brings our coffees to a whole new level. Our custom blend coffees are roasted just for us. I know it’s my store and perhaps I am a little biased, but I have to say- I believe it’s the best coffee I’ve ever had! When looking for the right roaster, I knew I needed a coffee blend that would stand on its own as a delicious cup of coffee, and also be able to hold up to the rich ingredients of our hot and cold blended drinks. When I found this roaster and sampled the excellent quality of his coffee beans, I knew it would do the job well! I could practically taste what a difference it would make in our new Drinks Menu. The Tiramisu Latte we were creating needed that extra depth of flavor that I wasn’t quite achieving in our taste tests with other coffees. It’s just a fresh and outstanding coffee that we are very proud of. So tell us a little about what makes this coffee so special. How do they get it tasting so good? Hava Java coffees are locally
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roasted, small batch, and handcrafted. To give you an idea of what I mean...when you make a small batch of anything, even in your own home kitchen, you’ll find that you have better control over quality when it’s made in small volume. People often ask me why some coffees taste so watery. The answer lies in the difference between large and small batch coffee-making. When coffee is roasted, it needs to be cooled quickly before it begins to burn. Larger roasters need cold water to cool down the beans quickly. This causes the coffee to have a watery taste. Can you explain to The Monsey View readers what the difference is between your coffee and what they’d actually make at home? Hava Java’s customers can bring home the same coffee that we brew in our shop, by purchasing the beans which we grind on the spot. However, the main difference is the brewing equipment. Our commercial brewers are just superior to the residential Mr. Coffees that most people use. Our brewers pulse the hot water and maintain the proper
temperature to brew. This enables the aromas and essential oils to develop better, resulting in an all around better cup. We also grind our coffees on premises right before we brew to ensure that we have the freshest, most flavorful cup possible. Can you tell us a little about your history? Having worked in the food industry, I have spent a lot of time on the road and I felt the coffees out there were watery and lacking in depth. I really had to go out of my way to find a cup to my liking. When I decided to open a coffee shop, I needed to understand exactly what takes coffee from good to GREAT. After researching a bit, I realized I would only get the real answers from the experts. So I enrolled in a school to train as a barista; that’s the term used to describe expert coffee and espresso makers. People think that coffee is just a mixture of beans, sugar, water, and milk, but truthfully there are hundreds of secrets to making a drink superb. The term cupping refers to obtaining the perfect coffee blend. With espressobased drinks like cappuccinos and lattes, this happens through careful attention to every detail. After your custom blend of beans are ground, the next step is the tamping, which refers to the precise amount of pressure placed on the ground beans, the angle that the milk is steamed, and the ratio of hot milk to foam; every step affects the end result. It takes a lot of trial
and error to get it just right. Many of our customers like flavored specialty drinks. This makes our coffee choice even more complex. Adding all the other gourmet, rich flavors and ingredients that make up our Hava Java signature drinks, like our newly crafted Salted Caramel Sauce, meant I needed a specialized coffee blend to match up with those flavors. After testing the latte with several different blends, I finally got the perfect match for this rich and outstanding flavored drink. 6. How has coffee changed in the last few years? Today’s coffee has developed into an artisanal beverage. Consumers are much more particular about their coffee these days, and they are eager to let you know what their likes and dislikes are. The feedback is great for us, and we encourage our customers to keep it coming. While it’s hard to please everyone, we do our best to keep our customers happy and coming back for their daily brew! 7. Why are there so few true coffee shops that are kosher? Fortunately, coffee is kosher by definition because it is essentially considered a fruit, believe it or not. It is grown and picked like any other produce. But it’s all of the ancillary products, like flavored syrups and toppings, that make it very difficult to facilitate and keep 100% kosher. Sourcing all these products that have a
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hechsher and still meet our quality standards is close to impossible. Therefore, many of our signature syrups and sauces are painstakingly created from scratch, to ensure our customers the highest level of flavor and quality. Also most coffee shops, including the big, brand-name chains, carry other food products, as we do, and the utensils used are washed in hot dishwashers with all their coffee equipment which is very questionable in terms of kashrus. 8. What are the biggest challenges in running a coffee cafe? The balance between quality and profitability! It’s a fine line that must never be crossed. My success B”H is based on my reputation for selling quality products, and this means always buying the best and freshest ingredients available. We have to stay on top of food trends and keep changing our menu to reflect customers’ evolving tastes, maintaining the high standards in quality that our customers have come to depend on. Doing that while still keeping our menu fairly priced, plus having employees on shift so that our customers don’t have a long wait, and yet still turning a profit is an ongoing effort. And it isn’t an easy one. 9. What is one thing you wish our readers would know? That everything we do is with them in mind. Our goal is to have every customer walk away satisfied. That takes a lot of work, but bezras Hashem, we will never stop trying. Every drink on our menu has been tested and tweaked multiple times; from choosing the origin and quality of the beans, to matching it them with our unsurpassed signature sauces and flavorings; even frothing the milk to just the right temperature to achieve that smooth velvety feel. We can’t wait to use the new brew in our spring and summer Frozen Drinks menu. I strongly suspect it will hold up beautifully and complement our new surprise drinks. Every menu item is done and redone, until we feel we are giving you the best quality and taste for your money. 10. What is in store for Hava Java in the near future? We’re launching a couple of new winter drinks like the Salted Caramel Latte and Tiramisu Latte. Our slogan is, “Fresh coffee, fresher thinking.” In our language it means: there is always something new brewing, so stayed tuned for something even fresher than our coffee.
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Everyone’s words created ice balloons that hovered in the gray white afternoon that day. Sara Binet jumped out of her Chrysler, kicking the hinged fender with the short rubber heel of her shoe. Too bad it wasn’t fixed. Too bad each trip to the garage cost an entire week’s wage, money she would much rather put aside for Tehilla’s social skills mentor, if she had to spend it. The ice bit at her earlobes, creeping into the wool collar of her coat, slithering downward until she shuddered. In her ungloved hands, Sara held the files of today’s client workload. She should have left it at the office. There was no way she would find the privacy and peace of mind to look over the paperwork, when Chaim Elazar would be coming home right after the dentist appointment she had better rush over to. Her hands steadily becoming less dexterous the longer she was outside, she inserted the key into the keyhole. Sometimes, especially now, she considered just twisting the knob all the way forward and three shucks back, so it would slid open on its own. But how could she do what she exhorted the kids not to? Telling them that it broke the door, that half the doorpost was carved out, that even when they finally wanted to fix the lock, it would be irreparable. Unless an emergency dictated otherwise, of course. This felt like an emergency. She had to put down those papers if she were to unlock the door and get in, but gusts were carrying icicles from rooftop to shrubs, and she couldn’t let her files get soggy. She shook her hands out, redirected her attention, hoisted the files close to her, and turned the knob. At last. The door swung open and the familiar scent — a mix of vinyl and carpet, onion and lemon soap, as much a part of these walls as she was — rushed to greet her. Flinging her coat onto a chair and setting her files down on the dining room table, Sara lifted the crockpot cover and sniffed appreciatively. Chicken, potatoes, and carrots were nicely solidifying. Organization had become her partner, her pride, h e r t a s k m a s t e r,
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She had exactly seven minutes, if she counted on the miracle of no traffic, even though she knew she was fooling herself, because of course there was traffic. set first, the salad cut up. She blew the folded plastic tablecloth until it opened at the other end and smoothed it out. Only tomatoes today, who had time to gut a pepper? The phone rang. It was probably Mommy, but she would have to let it go to the machine. She placed the salad in the center of the table, shrugged back into her coat, turned up the collar, slipped on her gloves, kissed the mezuzah. The house creaked as she skipped down the steps and flung the door open, locking it from inside and shutting it behind her. It was a root canal appointment, and it wasn’t easy getting one with this dentist, especially with her insurance. Before pulling out of the parking spot right front of her house, a shining beast, black-tinted windows matching the gleam on the exterior, rolled past her. She jumped and knuckled the horn. The car pulled up to the curb, right in front of her mini van. Her lips and teeth clenched at once. It was a Cadillac. An Escalade. The driver not
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dry goods business— after the renovations to accommodate milchigs and fleishigs, and ripping out the red carpet with the dog hair odor that no cleaning could obliterate— were done. Today, they had back-up cameras. But her car was old enough to be eligible for Cash for Clunkers. The driver of the Cadillac most certainly had one, and could easily observe her in her car, fuming as she checked several times, and slowly pulled out. Or maybe not. He seemed to be emerging from his car, one expensive loafer at a time. His head jutted forward, and she could sense his wallet as it influenced his tailored shirt, the wool coat he threw over it, and his entire demeanor — the way he stood, the roundness of his eyes, his purposeful steps up to her front porch. Who was he and why had he come? But she needed to go, couldn’t wait to indulge her curiosity. West Central was blessedly not strewn with school buses, and Sara pressed down on the gas as her car puttered up the curves of the hill. Why would he knock on her door? He hadn’t come for her dry goods store, had he? Everyone knew to go to the basement door on the side of the house. If that’s what he came for, he’d hopefully find the right place. Parnassah was from Hashem.
It had been a statement of defeat: we cannot afford a home mid-Monsey. her head at least ten times. The almost-accident had occurred nearly seven years before, but a mother never gets over something like that. Never. Even though nothing had happened. Still, it was at the time they had moved from Monsey to Spring Valley, and she had been stressed then, and tired, and terribly tearful over the move that had put her at least a half hour’s walk from Mommy, plus way out of the area. It had been a statement of defeat: we cannot afford a home mid-Monsey. In retrospect, it had been about the wisest thing they had done as a family. The house was paid off, and there was even some money left over to invest in the
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And just to create the vessel, her husband had created a foolproof system, where, if a person came after hours, they could always fill out an order form, left between the screen door and the wood door, and slip it through a mail slot. The Binets would fill the order and deliver it to the customer, that same day. It was that arrangement that kept the easy relationship between herself and her clients. If she was home, she’d wait on them. If not, she’d help them later. If they passed by, they could always stop in. The same way good relationships work, worked for businesses as well. No expectations. Mutual participation. But it wasn’t the type of business this platinum glasses guy would drive over to Herrick for. But then again, Dr. Hossami was waiting. And for that matter, Chaim Elazar. She was running late. To be continued...
Chany Rosengarten’s work has appeared in Mishpacha, Ami, Jewish Press, Chabad.org, Lakewood Shopper and of course, The Monsey View. She writes for businesses and entertainment venues, gives workshops on writing and success, and her book Jerusalem Stone will soon be released.
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REMINDER OF A MIRACLE It was a long, exhausting evening until I was finally able to call it a night. My husband, a Hatzalah member, had gone out on a long-distance call, and by the time I was able to bed down — I hit the sack and was out faster than I can recall. Suddenly, I bolted awake to the piercing sounds of gunshots and the shattering of glass. I pulled the covers over my head,
reported in surrounding areas. There I was looking at my friend, and my friend was looking right back at me. We simultaneously jumped up and whisper-yelled “Let’s go get him!” (Most of the burglars I’ve heard of have been males, hence the “him.”) I held tightly onto my guest’s arms,
The fine crystals were now perfectly halved, each cup bereft of its stem, and in various pieces. hoping it was a dream, only to realize that my husband was still not back, and as the Mommy of the house — I needed to take charge. My kids were sleeping in their rooms, and I was scared almost to death to go check up on them. I definitely heard noise coming from the kitchen area. At first I thought it was my friend from out of town who was staying at my house, perhaps experimenting with some sort of explosive recipe. But when I tiptoed to her room and opened the door, she was wide awake, thinking I had something to do with the shooting sounds. I made a quick mental note of the cons of living where I do, and the risks I am open to: • Walk-in level, easy access. No ladder needed. • Back apartment, facing the woods. • Thief can hide between trees and probably peek in with binoculars. • The spew of anti-semitic related crimes had recently increased. • Various shootings had been
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t o o afraid to breathe, as w e proceeded down the hallway, reviewing some martial art moves we’d practiced in the past. “Ready or not; here we come,” we whispered as we stealthily crept to the front of the apartment. Nearly there, we both tried inching backwards, hiding behind each other in
were everywhere. I sized up the scene, and to this day, I still haven’t figured it out. It seemed like the top glass shelf in my breakfront simply split in half, sending all my stemware crashing to the lower level. The heavy glass shelf landed on top of my menorah and Shabbos leichter, creating bent contour shapes of what once were judaica masterpieces. All of that weight leaning on the door caused it to break open, and that was the noise we had heard. Phew!!!! It was not a robber after all!!! I looked at my friend, relieved at the irony — yet disappointed at the monetary and sentimental losses. Who ever thought there were so much emotions and feelings hidden behind the closed doors of a simple furniture piece? I pointed out to my friend the $75-a-cup Vera Wang stemware that I had received from Brother Number 6 as a wedding gift. The fine crystals were now perfectly halved, each cup bereft of its stem, and in various pieces. Then there was (“was” as in past tense, like—really bygone) the ex-
At first I thought it was my friend from out of town who was staying at my house, perhaps experimenting with some sort of explosive recipe. desperation, nearly losing it with fear. Finally, as the official resident of the house — I took charge. “Hands in the air!” I shouted to no one in particular as I stormed into the vacant dining room. Only then I saw it, and it hit me. My breakfront was open a crack and shards of glass and crystal
pensive wine decanter with the matching goblets — a gift that I had received from my Pre1A students and used only on rare and special occasions. Looking closely among the shards, I also recognized my faithful Shabbos chargers — a set I was gifted with at my vort from a close friend who is no longer with us. Those glasses had a
very special place in my heart, and I’d felt good that there was something from her gracing my Shabbos table, week after week, but now that too, was history. After an hour of cleaning up and sentimentalizing, all the broken pieces were put into one box and the few unbroken objects were lined up for my inspection. All in all, there were six whole drinking cups that survived the crystal war. Four were simple glass ones from the local dollar store, 1 crystal charger from my sorely-missed friend, and 1 from my students. I looked at my guest and said, “This glassware could’ve been my children... It could’ve also happened in a time when they were up, and they could have been seriously injured. Instead, they are boruch Hashem, all
sleeping safely and soundly.” I repeated to her what my husband had told me when he first joined Hatzalah and the nights were long, scary, and lonely. I remember complaining to him how afraid I was, and he had told me that “shluchei mitzvah einan nezikin…,” that the chesed/mitzvah he is doing will guard my family. And guard it, it did. With the floor all vacuumed and the remaining pieces disposed of, I turned on some music at that past-midnight hour, and my friend and I just danced and sang to Hashem expressing our gratitude for letting my break-
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Whether itâ€™s a family get-together, a Melaveh Malka at home, or a dairy supper nightâ€” food always sets the mood. These three milchig recipes are fantastic buffet dishes that are real crowd pleasers. With no complicated ingredients or hours of prep time, they are no-brainers when it comes to choosing recipes that will please all.
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This is a terrific milchig side dish. It can be served hot, warm, or at room temperature. I usually make it in a 9-inch deep dish pie shell. (The raw dough version, not the graham cracker crust). If you want to serve a lot of people, you can double the recipe and bake it in a 9x13 pan.
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Preheat oven to 350. Sauté diced onion in oil until golden. Add the canned mushrooms. Meanwhile in a separate pot, cook the broccoli florets in water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain the water and set broccoli aside. Place the shredded cheese on the bottom of the pie shell. Place the onion and mushroom mixture on top of the shredded cheese. Place the cooked broccoli on top of the onion and mushroom mixture. In a small bowl, combine soy milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Pour over broccoli and sprinkle paprika on top. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until quiche is set and not runny.
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½ eggplant, peeled and chunked 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons oil ½ cup heavy cream ½ stick butter 1 cup shredded cheese 8 ounces whip cream cheese 1 teaspoon garlic
Preheat oven to 425. Place tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach and eggplant on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with oil and bake for 25 minutes. Meanwhile cook penne pasta. Before draining, reserve 1 cup water. Set pasta aside. In a separate pot, melt butter. Add whipped cream cheese, garlic and salt. Stir until cheese melts and there are no more lumps. Add reserved 1 cup water and ½ cup heavy cream. Mix well and add shredded cheese. Stir until melted. In a 9x13 combine pasta, roasted vegetables and cream sauce. Serve immediately.
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The Election Process By Ruchel Lebovits
Among the secondtier candidates, the polls have been very volatile with different candidates getting a bigger piece of the pie in each week’s polls.
tive will change. Candidates with weak numbers in the polls can still ask for the benefit of the doubt. But IOWA once an actual We’re down to the wire in Iowa. Elections are election has taken less than a week away! In the latest polls, it seems place and delthat on the Republican side, Trump has managed egates have been to regain a small lead, but can still be beat as the distributed, you frontrunner, most likely by Ted Cruz, who comes will hear calls for in second in all polls. For the Democrats, it’s still a the lower tier canrazor-tight race, with Clinton leading in some polls didates to pull out. and Sanders in others. For Republicans especially, the fear is that when For all the candidates, this coming week is cruthe primaries are over, there still will not be a clear cial. Once the votes are in next week, the narrawinner. The candidates, of course, are POLLS very aware of this and are pulling out all the stops. Jeb Bush, who so B AT T L E F O R T H E W H I T E H O U S E far has avoided mentioning his famRCP POLL AVERAGES ily connections, said this week of his brother, Former President George NATIONAL IOWA NEW HAMPSHIRE W. Bush, “I’m sure my brother will TRUMP 34.8 TRUMP 33.6 TRUMP 32.3 be campaigning by my side.” He is CRUZ 19.0 CRUZ 27.2 CRUZ 12.8 also airing an ad featuring his mothRUBIO 11.8 RUBIO 11.8 KASICH 12.0 er, former First Lady Barbara Bush. CARSON 8.5 CARSON 7.2 RUBIO 10.7 Other candidates have been seeking BUSH 5.0 PAUL 3.6 BUSH 8.0 endorsements with Trump paradNATIONAL IOWA NEW HAMPSHIRE ing out Sarah Palin last week and CLINTON 52.0 CLINTON 46.0 SANDERS 53.3 Marco Rubio getting what is considSANDERS 37.4 SANDERS 45.4 CLINTON 38.7 ered a big endorsement from the Des O’MALLEY 1.8 O’MALLEY 4.4 O’MALLEY 2.6 Moines Register. To add a little drama to what is GENERAL ELECTION MATCH-UPS already a colorful race, rumors have CLINTON 44.0 CRUZ 46.8 RUBIO 47.0 surfaced that Former NYC Mayor TRUMP 41.3 CLINTON 45.5 CLINTON 44.5 Michael Bloomberg is considering CLINTON +2.7 CRUZ +1.3 RUBIO +2.5 a run as an Independent Candidate. CLINTON 45.7 CLINTON 45.7 CLINTON 44.7 He has until the end of March to anCARSON 45.3 BUSH 43.3 CHRISTIE 44.0 nounce his candidacy and has said CLINTON +0.4 CLINTON +2.4 CLINTON +0.7 that he’d like to see how the first few primaries play out before makSANDERS 46.8 SANDERS 45.0 RUBIO 44.0 ing a final decision. Both Trump and TRUMP 41.5 CRUZ 41.7 SANDERS 43.0 Sanders have said they would welSANDERS +5.3 SANDERS +3.3 RUBIO +1.0 come his involvement in the race.
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Take it All Into Account Building a Business From the Bottom Up
By Joshua Kohen, CPA
Choosing a Business Structure One of your first decisions when starting a business will be the selection of the right business structure. This will have important legal and tax implications. From how you pay your taxes, how you raise capital, the complexity of the formalities — and most importantly, your legal responsibility — all will depend on the type of business that you start. It is important to seek expert advice before taking this initial step of building your dream business. Among the different forms of business entities are sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, S-corporation, and LLC (limited liability company). No one type is better than the other one; the choice really depends on the objectives, circumstances, and needs of each individual business owner. Sole Proprietorship
As they say, the way to get started is to “quit talking and begin doing.”
The simplest of all business structures is the sole proprietorship. As they say, the way to get started is to “quit talking and begin doing.” A sole proprietorship is nothing more than a business that is owned and run by one individual without any legal form of business structure. You control it all — and you are responsible for all; you and your business are essentially one. Once you have a product or service to offer, all you have to do is get a business license, register a name, open a bank account, and you are “in business.”
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The advantage of a sole proprietorship is that it is easy and inexpensive to form. Legal and organizational costs are minimal. In fact, in many states, you don’t have to do anything to be considered sole proprietorship. As soon as you start any business activity, such as making a sale or providing a service, you automatically achieve the status of a sole proprietor. Another appealing aspect of a sole proprietorship is that since you are the sole owner of your business, you are fully in control and the exclusive decision maker. From a tax perspective, the IRS sees you and the sole proprietorship as one and the same. The business itself does not pay any taxes. You report the profits and losses on your individual form 1040. All you have to do is keep proper accounting records of your income
and expenses to monitor profitability (and in case of an IRS audit). No other business tax filings are necessary. So if you plan to work alone, rely on your own capital, and your business involves low risk, this may be the way for you to start. Notice how I mentioned “low risk.” Sole proprietorships are not ideal for high-risk businesses. That is what corporations are made for. Keep in mind that you can always change your sole proprietorship to another business structure
Sole proprietorships are not ideal for high-risk businesses. when the company grows and it needs change. That sounds all wonderful and simple. So why not let’s just stop here and call it a day instead of considering complex partnerships or corporations? The reasons to incorporate a business, instead of running solo, are many. A sole proprietorship is personally liable for any debts of the business. If your business goes broke, creditors such as vendors and banks can come after your personal property and savings for payment of your obligations. Likewise, in the case that a lawsuit is brought against the business, you will be personally liable. It is crucial to understand the nature of a business’s potential risks before choosing a sole proprietorship. Also think of the limitations of a private business. A company’s growth is limited to an individual’s skills, time, and energy. It is unlikely that one person will have all the different skills that may be required in running a complex business. This is a time when you may think of bringing in a partner. General Partnership
This will help resolve potential disagreements, spell out “who brought what” into the partnership, and the way it will be distributed in case of partnership dissolution. A good partnership will benefit of being able to utilize the strengths, skills, and joint efforts of each partner. It offers the flexibility of allocating income and expenses among the partners. You will have better chances to secure business loans with the combined resources and credit standing of the partners. There are also legal and tax advantages to a partnership. It is relatively easy to form. It enjoys favorable tax treatment compared to a corporation. A general partnership is a passthrough entity, which means that the partners, not the partnership, pay taxes. The partnership files an annual tax return for informational purposes only, to report its income and losses, but it does not pay income tax. Instead, it passes through any profits or losses to the partners. The partners include their share of the partnership’s income or
loss on their personal tax return. The advantages of a partnership are plentiful, but so are the disadvantages. A partnership, by definition, means “joint and individual liability.” Each partner acts on behalf of the partnership as a whole. When a partner takes out a loan or buys inventory in the line of the business, it affects and binds all other partners. So not only are you liable for your part of the business debt, but you are also liable for the debt incurred and actions taken by either of the partners. It is therefore crucial that you only enter into a partnership with someone whom you truly trust. Partnerships also lack the stability of a corporation. A general partnership automatically dissolves when a partner dies or resigns from the partnership. All of the above are reasons why so many U.S. businesses operate as corporations. In our next column we will explore the advantages of the different types of corporations, how they are formed, and how they are taxed.
Joshua Kohen, CPA, graduated with distinction from Touro College with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and is a Licensed CPA in the State of New York. He practices in Monsey N.Y. where he provides complete business incorporation, expert tax advice, and full service accounting to business owners in Rockland County. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (845) 517-4250.
A business owned by two or more people is a partnership. Profits and losses may be shared equally or unequally, depending on the agreement. One partner, for instance, may invest the money, and the other partner invests the time. A partnership agreement can be formed by simply making an oral agreement. Of course, it is highly recommended to consult with a qualified attorney and have a partnership agreement in place.
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By: Ruchy Reese
Things That Go “Bump” in the Night… Suspicious activity as handled by Chaverim
Recently, the fall of night signaled the rise of tension. There’d been a spate of nightly robberies and no one felt immune. Families would double- and triple-check their locks, praying that they’d be spared. But no matter how vigilant the homeowners were, the robberies just continued, night after night. Although the police tried to catch the burglars, they slipped repeatedly through the grasp of law enforcement—and so the emboldened thieves continued. In and out of homes and cars the burglars went, afraid of no one; never imagining that they’d be caught. Chaverim however, davened for siyata d’Shmaya, and set up a surveillance net to trip them up. The devoted members of Chaverim bundled into their cars one night and parked around the area that had recently been hit hardest by the burglaries. Turning off motors, they waited, patiently watching the street as the hours ticked by. Eventually, one Chaverim member noticed three suspicious characters walking around the Ellish area, site of the most recent break-ins. They passed house after house (and Chaverim member after Chaverim member), until finally they began choosing their targets… one of which was the car of a hidden Chaverim member! The police department had already been notified by Chaverim, and the suspects were caught red-handed, with stolen items found in their possession. Due to the involvement of the Chaverim team—that particular spate of robberies was squelched.
Suspicious activity; it’s that feeling of unease, of knowing that something is just not quite right. It’s the bad vibes given off by unsavory characters; the nervousness felt when intuition whispers in one’s ear that someone is up to no good. It’s a hunch, a guess, and a suspicion— one that our local Chaverim will always take seriously. Many newcomers to Monsey
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don’t realize it, but Chaverim is much more than a group of tirechangers and do-gooders;this organization also acts in a capacity similar to the Shomrim of the city. Chaverim is that extra set of eyes and ears when you need them most, and serve as the liaison between the local police force and our community. The calls that come in range from concerns regarding suspicious characters to drunkards,
or wild teens terrorizing the neighborhood. No matter what your safety concern is, Chaverim stands ready to investigate. Many times, those calls come in right after someone who’s had cleaning help discovers that their jewelry has been swiped. Panicking, they call 371-NEED. By then, however, it’s oftentimes too late. “I caution everyone to check their valuables before the help
Chaverim Tip: If you see anything that makes you feel uneasy and suspicious, just call 371-NEED and Chaverim will check it out! leaves the house,” a board member tells me. “Then, if anything is found to be missing, we’ll call down the police who can check the suspect, and often she’ll be found with the missing items.” In general, being one step ahead of the thieves is always a great idea when it comes to stolen goods. Once a year, Chaverim holds a safety fair where free bike helmets are given out to young riders, and bicycles are engraved with ID numbers. These numbers come in handy should a thief happen upon a bike, and decide to take it for himself. Lest you think that it could never happen to you, think again. This past year a Chaverim member who drives an early morning bus route found himself behind a truck that was systematically checking each driveway for wheeled toys. Finding one after another, the truck driver heaved each object into his trunk and moved on. The Chaverim member promptly called the police and the truck driver was apprehended. Unfortunately, these things happen quite regularly in fact, and registering your bike can mean the difference between having your bike immediately returned or going through the lengthy process of heading down to the police station and proving that the toy in question is, in fact, yours. Preempting the whole situation is an even more praisewor-
thy step. All it takes is a little extra effort to discourage a thief. “If a neighborhood is known to be lax with locking up their possessions, local gangs take note, and begin frequenting the area,” the board member tells me, strongly emphasizing the importance of taking proper care of our possessions. Sometimes, the additional time and effort involved can provide a significant net of protection for our community. The same rings true in regards to police reports. Due to time constraints or language barriers, many people are reluctant to file police reports when property has been stolen or people harassed by local low-lives. Chaverim however, insists that even the smallest incident be reported to discourage the feeling that one can escape without punishment; thereby inviting further inci-
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dents. My own neighbor had her stroller stolen; the thief brazen enough to walk down the street balancing it upon his head! Lucky for her, there are several security cameras in the area, and Chaverim was able to pinpoint exactly where he lived. As soon as they arrived on the scene, the police were contacted— Chaverim firmly insisting that they are not there to replace law enforcement, only to complement, cautioning witnesses to refrain from handing evidence. It was quite the scene, replete with bearded men, uniformed officers, and squawking radios. Although the suspect wasn’t approached by law enforcement right away, fear was struck into his heart. It was noted that early the next morn, the thief loaded up a moving truck with hundreds of wheeled objects and disappeared, realizing that our street takes security seriously. The aforementioned security cameras actually come very much in handy when it comes to these types of things. Recently, Chaverim was able to trace the thieves from the much-spokenof Shabbos burglaries through footage taken from security cameras. After an arrest was made, thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods were returned to the rightful owners. Even better than digital eyes however, are the eyes of the community members. “If a person is seen going in and out of driveways along one street, that’s suspicious behavior,” I’m told, “and Chaverim will keep an eye on that guy, and
give over the information to the police.” Chaverim’s goal is to integrate the entire community into a neighborhood watch system, with the lay person providing the basic information feed. Like the MTA slogan goes, “If you see something, say something.” By using the strength of numerous eyes and brains to outwit unsavory characters before they engage in bad behavior, crime can be prevented before it’s even begun. There are times, however, when the community experiences natural down times, leaving obvious surveillance gaps needing to be filled. Since Rosh HaShanah of this year, nearly every yom tov and Shabbos saw multiple home and car burglaries take place. In order to provide eyes and ears around town when the heimishe ones are typically celebrating with family, Chaverim has recently launched a new Shabbos Safety Patrol. Hired guards are paid to drive the entire breadth and length of the Jewish community, eyes attuned to any questionable activity. In addition, these non-tribal friends of ours will be able to perform functions forbidden to our brethren on Shabbos, such as turning on a nebulizer for an asthmatic person, or raising the temperature in a house with a sick person. Chaverim will soon be publishing details for the community on how to avail themselves of this service in the coming weeks. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that our Chaverim brethren are overseeing our community safety, with tremendous help from Heaven. With that thought in mind, I’m sure you’ll sleep just a little sounder knowing that help is but a phone call away, at 371-NEED.
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By: Ruchy Reese
Super Squad 8 In pictures!
Equipped with nearly every possible gadget the helpful people of Chaverim could ever need in any given situation, this nifty little truck contains a world of chesed within its it confines. With everything needed for major operations— like inflatable boats, generators, and a vast array of lighting supplies, to helpful little tools like toy handcuff keys, flashlights, and ring-cutters to aid swollen fingers— this reliable Chaverim truck is ready for anything that comes his way! Let’s take a tiny peek at just a few interesting things Squad 8 carries with him every day.
MICROLAM This super-strong wood is used it to help jack up cars in certain situations.
CAMERA ON STICK Sometimes you need an eye in a hardto-reach place, like for instance, behind the back of a large bookshelf. This little camera is able to guide the search from his lengthy perch.
SNOW TRACKS Spinning tires on slippery snow can magically make their way out with a turn on these snow tracks.
CUTTING TOOLS Whether it’s wood or cement you need help slicing into, Squad 8’s got a nice array of cutting tools to help you out.
BOTTLE JACK Designed to hydraulically lift tall, heavy vehicles, Chaverim is able to help service even bus or truck tires.
MOBILE COMMAND POST A specially designed trailer is currently being set up that will function as a fully capable mobile command post in the case of searches or the like. It’ll tag along with Squad 8.
STICK GRABBER This fantastic invention comes in handy when keys, rings, or the like fall into hard-to-reach places like a sewer drain. With help from its 8-foot arm, you’ll have your prized possession back in a jiffy!
FLOOD SUITS Fear no flood! Chaverim members are able to brave the waters of a flooded home or street and do whatever they have to do, for example: rescuing valuables that could be damaged by water.
This lovely little guy is looking for a place to call home. Currently, he finds himself parked outside every night, exposed to the elements. If you have extra garage space and would like a share in the Chaverim family mitzvos, please call 371NEED and let us know!
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Dina Eisenberger - Bnos Sanz - Age 6
Baila Gradman Bais Rochel - Age 8
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THE SAFETY SCORE How do you rate?
What kind of babysitting arrangements do you have for night events?
If you split up childcare hours with your husband, and never trust anyone else, give yourself
If you hire or have a responsible babysitter care for your charges (or would do so, if there would be babysitters available, but have no choice but to share babysitting duties with your husband), give yourself
If you leave a monitor with a neighbor, give yourself
If you have a young daughter or sibling who babysits for you, give yourself
If you ever leave your young children home unattended, even for ten minutes, give yourself
There is nothing that can substitute human supervision! Al kol tzara shelo tovo, a neighbor listening in can only pick up on soundsâ€” and even that is fallible. It is important that anyone supervising your kids is on location, capable enough, old enough, and responsible enough to take care of anything that arises, even if you have your cell phone on yourself.
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How much do you trust your cleaning lady?
If you watch your cleaning lady like a hawk, give yourself
If you are home whenever your cleaning lady is there, give yourself
If you leave for a few minutes here and there, give yourself
If you leave her on her own for hours, give yourself
If you leave your children with your cleaning lady
Besides for the safety of your valuables, there are major halachic concerns regarding kashrus and the issue should not be taken lightly. This matter should be discussed with your Rav to learn in which situations it is permissible to leave paid help alone in your home.
When do you lock your door?
If your door is always locked, give yourself
If it is left unlocked either when you are sleeping or when no one’s home,
If it is locked whenever you are out or sleeping, give yourself
If your door is always unlocked, give yourself
Do you open the door when you don’t know who is at the other side? If you never open the door if you don’t know the visitor, give yourself
20 POINTS If you have an eye or peephole, or open the door blindly only when you’re not alone, give yourself
15 POINTS Leil Shemirim is the only time we are told to keep our doors unlocked. Hashem watches over us all the time, but basic safety hishtadlus is to keeping doors locked and undesirable elements out. Don’t take chances!
If you open the door without screening your visitor, give yourself
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Where do you keep your money and valuables?
If you keep your valuables in a vault in the bank, give yourself
If you keep them in a safe or in a hidden place at home,
If they are kept in a drawer,
If your valuables are lying around your home,
Where are you while your young child/ren are enjoying the outdoors?
If you let your kids play outside, while watching their every move, give yourself
If you are always outside with them, but let them run around the neighborhood with friends,
If you observe them from the window or assume a neighbor is looking out for them,
If you leave young children to their own devices,
As brilliant, mature, or responsible a young child may be, he or she should NEVER be left to play alone without supervision. If schools all over are enacting recess time supervision for elementary-aged children, how much more careful do we have to be with the young ones outside doing who knows what? Danger is everywhere, donâ€™t seek it by taking chances.
Scores: If you scored:
80 - 95 POINTS
Safety and security are probably of your highest priorities. You might be taking them to an extreme level and have to learn to relax and to be mindful that we do our hishtadlus and rely on Hashem to protect us.
Safety is a priority for you. You take your responsibilities seriously and guard your children like the precious commodities they are, as well as your possessions.
60 - 75 POINTS
40 - 60 POINTS
You may be conscious of safety, yet are a risk taker and rely on things to be smooth without much effort on your part.
You donâ€™t take safety concerns too seriously, and can be irresponsible when it comes to your children and possessions.
BELOW 40 POINTS You have total disregard for safety.
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SPREADING SAFETY AWARENESS
by Monsey View Readers “Let us not look back in regret or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” S.R. says: I have seen children as young as two years old playing at the curb on a busy road or on driveways without adult supervision. That is very dangerous!
R.G. and N.G. say: When “big” kids are responsible for their little siblings outside or are unsupervised, it’s hard to know what really is going on, be it bullying, bossing, or chutzpah. In R.G.s words, she advises mothers to bake less, and be present where their kids are.
Mrs. K. once observed an 18-month-old walking down the street on his own. He had come from a different area where his high school sister who was supervising him got carried away in a conversation and forgot her responsibilities.
Mrs. B. feels that when sending children out, make sure the one in charge is responsible enough to take care of the rest of the group. And Mrs. P. adds that mothers perceive their six-year-olds as old enough, but most of the time, he or she is incapable of responsibility caring for their younger siblings.
R. F. and C.H. and Family E. say: It’s very important to be outside with your children, even when you consider them “old enough.” The same goes for trusting kids who you feel are all grown up to cross the streets on their own. Mrs. M. cautions that older children should be taught to cross properly, especially when riding a bike. And Mrs. T. says she has witnessed parents allowing their kids to cross, coming out of a car, without ascertaining that the road was clear. B.F. specifies that children should be taught to cross at corners, and that dodging between two parked cars is very, very dangerous! And E.S.’s eyes hurt watching children doing that.
C.H., C.G., Mrs. G., Mrs. S., Mrs. T., S.H., and the B. family urge that pedestrians should wear reflectors whenever they walk at night, and that includes Shabbos. Monsey has many neighborhoods that are not properly lit up at night. Mrs. M. feels it’s an area that needs a lot of chizuk.
R. G, Mrs. C., Mrs. S., and Mrs. Y. say: Never leave toddlers outside alone without supervision (and assume that the women outside will keep an eye on them, without stating so clearly), as it takes no time for the little ones to get close to the road. L.W. cautions that this can happen even when the mother is there, but she gets busy shmoozing with the neighbors. I.N. adds another facet to safety when we tend to be outside a lot. She cautions that when 2-3 siblings, as well as the neighbor, is fed out of the same plate with the same spoon or fork, there is a great chance of spreading germs and infections, especially the ones you are not yet aware of their presence.
Mrs. F., Mrs. K., and Mrs. B. urge you not to trust your little ones to go to the bus alone, and wait outside to take them off the bus when they come home. Besides for safety, there’s nothing for a child like being lovingly welcomed by a parent after a long day away. Bus drivers, too, should never drop off a child if there isn’t someone awaiting the child. E.S. is pained by the phenomena, especially when a child needs to cross the street to get home and cautions drivers to slow down in the proximity of school buses.
Mrs. F. and Mrs. Z. say: Buses and cars should be careful about driving slowly in areas where children play, and drivers should notify pedestrians with their blinkers before making a turn. It is so easy to ch”v hit someone in this manner. The T.s feel that certain streets need more speed bumps and speed limit signs.
E.M. reminds cars that they must stop when a bus stop sign is displayed.
G. asks: Kids flying off with their bikes on the road... do their mothers know where they are and with whom they’re playing? This concern is echoed by C.M.
Mrs. F. and Mrs. W. remind parents never to let your children ride a bicycle without a helmet.
R. M. says: Mothers should teach their children not to play near or on electrical boxes.
R.G. brings to us the important awareness that no matter how great or trustworthy your cleaning lady is, the Torah is our best guide. A cleaning lady left alone in the house for an indefinite amount of time can render your kitchen treife r”l. Always consult your Rav and be very specific with the details.
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Here’s to some winter fun in the mystical wonderland of snow! To celebrate the snow and its belated arrival, The Monsey View presents snow tubing areas ranging from 20 minutes away to an hour. The thrill of riding down a snowy hill and then getting a conveyor belt ride up - no need to haul your sled - against the backdrop of white, fluffy snow, is something only snow tubing can provide: a fun activity that requires no experience or special equipment, just layers of warm clothing. So bundle up, and enjoy the fun part of winter.
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Bundle up with multiple layers! Start with your lightest layer on bottom and build up to your heavy outer layer for the most control, as you can always remove them as the day warms up. Wear a warm hat. Since up to 70% of your body heat can escape from your head, it is important that you wear a hat, preferably one that covers your ears. Wool, fleece, or a combination thereof will keep your head toasty and help you maintain a proper body temperature while snow tubing. Add a waterproof layer while tubing. There is a high probability of being covered in snow while tubing, and wetness will make you highly susceptible to the cold. Also, stay away from wearing cotton clothing next to your skin, because it may absorb snow or sweat which will make you cold. Although you may have put your swim paraphernalia away for way warmer weather, you’ll have to dig them out for your snow tubing trip, as sunlight reflects off the snow. Protect your skin by applying a good sunscreen or sunblock and protect your eyes with sunglasses or goggles. Make sure your gloves are warm, waterproof, and properly sized – if they’re too loose you might get snow inside, but too tight and you might have a hard time holding the tube! Fingers, like other extremities, are very susceptible to frostbite and will be one of the first areas you’ll feel the cold creeping in. Keep your feet and ankles warm with long, thick socks. Like with fingers, protecting your extremities is your first line of defense against the cold.
MOUNTAIN CREEKâ€™S DROPZONE SNOW TUBING PARK With 30 chutes, the Drop Zone at Mountain Creek is one of the largest tubing parks in our area. The fun is well worth the travel! Advance reservation is recommended as sessions fill up fast.
Thursday - 4pm-9pm Sunday - 10am-9pm
200 McAfee Vernon Rd (Route 94) Vernon, NJ 07462
CAMPGAW MOUNTAIN Campgaw is close enough to Monsey to squeeze in an after-school trip, or even Motzei Shabbos. Choose between different runs with various levels. Advanced reservation is recommended and group rates are available.
Monday - Thursday: 2pm - 8pm Friday:opens at 1pm Motzei Shabbos until 10pm Sunday: 8:30 am - 8pm *Extended hours for week of February 13.
200 Campgaw Road Mahwah, NJ 07430
$20 for a twohour session on Thursday and $30 on Sunday. $21-26 for a twohour session
Must be over 42 inches to ride and 5 years old
Must be over 42 inches to ride
MOUNT PETER Mount Peter is a family-run operation, which is great for kids, as they have lower hills. Reservation is recommended.
Sunday: 10am-12pm, 1:30-3:30, and from February first also from 3:30 - 5:30
51 Old Mt. Peter Rd. Warwick, NY 10990
$25 for a twohour session
Must be over 42 inches to ride
For a smaller, homier experience, visit Holiday Mountain in Monticello.
Tuesday - Thursday - 3:00-9:00pm, Friday - from 12:00 pm, Motzei Shabbos until 9 (for our readers up north), Sunday - 10:00am - 9:00pm
99 Holiday Mountain Road Monticello, NY 12701
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Informational Shevy Hollander
Once upon a time, if you were thirsty in a public place, you took a drink at a public water barrel, well, or pump, with a...public cup! Ordinarily, there would be a tin cup or dipper near the drinking source, made of metal with a handle and a hook at the end for hanging (looking similar to a ladle), and anyone who was thirsty would use the same dipper for drinking. If these unsanitary conditions weren’t bad enough, the liquid that stayed over in the dipper was often poured back into the barrel.
FINALLY...AN INDIVIDUAL, SANITARY CUP! When Hugh Moore and Lawrence Luellen first brought the idea of using an individual cup for public drinking in 1907, they had in mind to sell water! They were marketing a vending machine that for one penny would dispense a cup of cold water in a individual, disposable paper cup. And it took just a little time to realize that their cups had much greater marketing potential than the water. They promoted awareness that sharing cups spreads germs and diseases, until the disposable paper cup, called the Health Kup, became a popular commercial success. They were later renamed Dixie Cups, and in case you’re wondering, this led to the popular ice cream’s name, sold in custom-sized Dixie cups.
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ARE THE OTHER OPTIONS ANY BETTER? • Styrofoam cups (and other styrofoam food-holding products) were banned from the food industry in NYC this past July (as well as other places in the U.S.), due to a decision by the city’s Department of Sanitation that determined polystyrene foam cannot be recycled and is clogging the landfills. (In addition, they are dangerous for young children and very unhealthy.) The ban was overturned since - and is still being argued out by opposing parties. Many say that the wax-coated waterproof paper cups are no better for the environment and can’t either be recycled. That leaves us leisurely sipping our coffees with no definite solution. • Plastic cups are the cheapest to produce and can get recycled, but BPA found on plastic makes them an unhealthy choice for hot beverages. Ironically though, with all the BPA protection we’re giving ourselves by using paper cups, why are we drinking through plastic lids and straws?
WHAT A WASTE! 58 billion paper cups are tossed out annually in the United States alone, draining the following resources: • 20 million trees are cut down to make paper cups every year. • 12 billion gallons of water are annually used in the making of paper cups. • 53,000 homes could be powered every year by energy that’s used to make and dispose of paper cups. In addition to this, is the waste of billions of plastic and styrofoam cups. How many cups do you waste a day? A year? If you use just four cups each day, it amounts to over 1,000 cups each year - for just one person!
CONE-SHAPED CUPS If you ever came across those, you were probably wondering, like I was, Why would someone buy something so impractical? I can’t even put it down between sips. Well that exactly is the point. Coneshaped cups force a person to finish and dispose of their cups, as they can’t just leave them, lying partially-full around someplace. Besides for keeping surfaces free of garbage, they are also money savers, being that they are a lot cheaper to manufacture, hold less liquid, and most people won’t grab a pile to take home.
DRINKING STRAWS • Dentists love straws. They lower the incidence of tooth decay and staining, as they channel drinks - and their acid - directly to the throat, bypassing the teeth. • However, environmentalists do not. Around 500 million drinking straws are used in America daily. That number of straws can fill up 127 school buses! They are not recyclable,and in fact, they are the most popular item that is found during beach cleanup, when the items that are washed up from the ocean are removed. • Those “bendy straws” were created by American Joseph Friedman after his young daughter had difficulty drinking through a straight straw.
WHAT THERE IS TO DO: • Reuse! Don’t go through ten cups daily, one for each time you take a sip. If you were to save just one cup a day for 40 years, you would save 24 trees. • Use a reusable mug or travel cup at home and in the car. Besides for being the most environmentally friendly way of enjoying your joe, or any other drink, it is the healthiest choice, too. T H E M O N SE Y V I E W /
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Due to the many “word doubles” we screen each week, we will from here on only be accepting alphabetized word lists.
“ No adding “s” at the end of a word. “ No proper nouns, abbreviations, or acronyms “ No bouncing back to letters already used in a specific word “ Words may not be found with a computer boggle solver “ All words must appear in the Merriam-Webster Table Dictionary. *The Monsey View carefully reviews all submissions. Word lists that have more than two incorrect words are disqualified. *Points submitted without a word list will be disregarded.
Write your 4-letter, 5-letter, 6-letter etc. words in alphabetical order, in separate columns. Fax or email your word list, together with your total points by Sunday, 8:00 PM for a chance to win! Include your name, phone number, and address.
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Are you wondering why your name isn’t here, or why your points were reduced?
You probably had the words “histo” or “situs,” which are not in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, or the word “Inuit,” which is a proper noun.
in Our Town Each week we will feature a sight in Monsey for you to recognize and place. How well do you know our town?
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LEARN TO DRAW WITH FAIGY ROTHMAN
INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Draw one of the art ideas from this column. *Submissions should be drawn on a standard 8.5” by 11” paper. 2. Color it, using pastel, crayon, paint, marker - or even colored pencil.
3. Clearly label your submission with your name, age, and school/ cheder. *Please write your name and age on the art page, not on a separate paper.
4. Mail your master-piece to Faigy Rothman at 8 Gwen Lane, Monsey, NY 10952
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We will be featuring all contest submissions over the next few weeks. Look out for your picture in this section. It is not too late for your picture to be featured. Send your magnet creation to comments@ themonseyview.com
Chaim Masri. Age 10
Chaim Yossi Hoffman
Chany Bikel Bais rochel school Pre-1A
Chaya Faigy Kohn
Family Hager - The Story of Hillel
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Rosenberg Family, chupah
Shaya Brailofsky age 3
Usher Glick, age 7, Klausenburg Cheder
Goldy Kolman Age 7
Magnamaze Y. Neuman
Malka and Noa Daneshrad
Malka and Noa Daneshrad
Menashe Hollender 3 yrs
Menashe Hollender 3 yrs
Moshe M Salomon 23 months building his houses for his animals
Shmiel Yitzchok Kohn
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Moshe and Aharon go to Paroh Etty Strulowitz - age 9 Beis Esther
Shea Chaim Silber 8, and his niece Faigy had a great time with the clay they made from the Monsey View.
Ship by Zevy & Faigy Katz
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יעקב און ליבי און אהרעלע וואגשאהל
TALENT SHOW WHERE EVERY ENTRY IS A WINNER Hey kids! Here’s your chance to show off what you made! Did you have fun in the snow or the fall leaves? Did you construct something special with Magna Tiles or other building toys? Or did you do one of our “Mommy, I’m Bored” activities or crafts? We’d love to show everyone how creative Monsey kids are! Please email or mail your picture to The Monsey View.
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Multiple Jobs And Mortgage Approvals by Ann Zeilingold When approving a borrower for a mortgage loan, the mortgage lenders are not just looking to see if the current income is sufficient to be able to support the mortgage payment, but also if there is a two-year work history that supports the current income and position. Additionally, even if there is a two-year work history, mortgage loans are underwritten by human underwriters who are trained to look for any inconsistencies or “red flags” that will contribute to a “layer of risk,” and if the underwriters feel that there is too much “risk” in the file, they will issue a denial. Not all underwriters are the same. One underwriter may feel that a file is too risky and recommend a denial and another underwriter may feel comfortable and approve the same file. An example is a file that we recently closed. Yossi and Rivka went into contract on a home. Yossi was making $68,000, and he was a foreman for a construction company. Rivka had just gotten a new job as a teacher’s assistant in a school. Yossi had been on the same job for two years, but Rivka had been in college part of the last two years, and even though she had been working consistently, she had multiple jobs in different schools and daycare facilities. The first problem that came up was Yossi’s job. His w-2 for 2014 was only for $18,000. When we requested a letter from Yossi’s employer to explain why his income was now substantially higher, they
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Mortgage loans are underwritten by human underwriters who are trained to look for any inconsistencies or “red flags” that will contribute to a “layer of risk.”
said that he was promoted to a foreman because his manager saw immense potential in him. This prompted the first underwriter who reviewed this file to deny the loan because his current income was not consistent and she was uncomfortable with his raise in income. The second underwriter to review the file denied the file, not because of Yossi’s income but because of Rivka’s. Even though she was in college off and on for the past few years, going for a special education degree, the underwriter was uncomfortable with her numerous jobs and felt in general, that the file had “too many layers of risk.” The underwriter said it wasn’t just one thing, but it was many small things, that individually were okay, but together were problematic. The third underwriter who reviewed the file, approved it and the file closed. Go figure… W h e n thinking about pur-
Find Ann’s real estate column weekly in The Monsey View.
Ann Zeilingold Vice President
FM Home Loans 1609 Route 202 Pomona, NY 10970
Office: 845-354-9700 Mobile: 914-260-9000 email@example.com
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Mood Ann Zeilingold, NMLS # 41850 is the Vice President and Branch Manager of FM Home Loans in Pomona, NY. FM Home Loans is a direct lender, licensed in NY, NJ, FL and CT. She has been originating residential mortgages for 27 years. She has recently published a book, which is a must-read for any prospective homebuyer, The Homebuyer’s Companion. Ann grew up in Monsey, and she currently lives in Wesley Hills with her husband and children.
ate the income. I was reviewing my closed loans in 2015 and I had three borrowers that wouldn’t have qualified under the new guidelines. It hasn’t yet changed for conventional loans. Bottom line, there are so many factors to be considered when approving a mortgage loan. If you or anyone that you know is considering a mortgage within the next six months to a year, it is not too early to sit with a mortgage professional and plan so that the approval process will be easier.
chasing a home, or even refinancing, job history is very important. The mortgage lenders look at many factors. Just because one gets a new job or a recent raise in pay and now the loan officially qualifies, it doesn’t mean automatically that an approval will be forthcoming. Different mortgage programs also have different guidelines. This past fall, FHA completely revised their guidelines. One guideline change is that it is no longer underwriter discretion to determine stability of income based on previous job history. If a borrower had more than three jobs in the last twelve months, the loan is not eligible for FHA financing, unless additional steps are taken by the underwriter to substanti-
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For Sale HOUSE FOR SALE CALVERT DR. Luxurious Brand New CUSTOM BUILT Townhouse. 5 luxury Bedrooms. Beautiful custom kitchen with Granite countertops, separate Pesach kitchen, 845-6414208
FOR SALE- CALVERT Calvert Dr. Beautiful brand new built townhouse ready to move in, 5 luxury bedrooms, Price $3500. Also available 3 bedroom for $1950. Call: 845-641-4208
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Dining room set, including China closet, table and 8 chairs Please call: 845-642-0126
Farberware Toaster $22, Hamilton Beach hand Mixer $22, Farberware toaster oven $35 George Foreman 5 serving Grill $35 , please call 352-2584
MATTRESSES FOR SALE 2 48” mattresses with frame (used for 7 years- has wear and tear) Any decent price accepted Please call or text : 845-323-1289
WHITE DESK FOR SALE
BEDROOM FURNITURE FOR SALE
Used side by side washing machine and dryer- wear and tear but great machines. Please call or text : 845-323-1289
Regal furniture for sale due to moving, very good condition, excellent price 352-0208
WATER HEATER FOR SALE
FOR SALE 2- 39” Rex beds (memory foam) in excellent condition. Please call 845-499-7381
Top of the line Proform Treadmill in excellent condition for sale. Asking $650 or best offer. 6422412
Acura MDX light blue in good condition for $2900 please call 845-517-9128
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Looking for a big wood seforim shank at a reasonable price 3520810
CHINA CLOSET FOR SALE Beautiful Mahogany 6 door China closet $850 845-641-0857
Includes 2 headboards full size, 2 mattresses, Big armoire with mirror in the middle, Night table $890
5 Qt. Crock-pot, XL Griddle (hot plate) Waffle Maker, Panini Press, 10 speed Blender (smoothie) only $22.00 each! please call 352-2584
WASHING MACHINE FOR SALE
INFINITY FOR SALE
ACURA FOR SALE
Old used white desk - Please call or text : 845-323-1289
Selling an infinity j30 1997 130k $ 600 845-598-4438
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TOASTER FOR SALE
TREADMILL FOR SALE
A 2006 Chrysler Town & Country for sale with 88K miles for only $3900. Please call 845-213-7402
NEW APPLIANCES FOR SALE New appliances in mint condition side by side stainless refrigerator, cooktop doube wall oven and more. Please call 659-9067
DRYER FOR SALE Whirlpool Dryer for sale. Asking $100. Call or text 845-641-0785.
50 gallon hot water heater for sale, used for only 2 and half years. Has 1-2 years left on the warranty. Please call 914-3918982
TOASTER FOR SALE Top rated Cuisinart toaster over for sale- used only for a few months for milichigs. Please call 914-391-8982
WASHER & DRYER FOR SALE For sale front loader washer and dryer set. In good condition. $500 obo. Please call 845-425-4307 and leave message
MICROWAVE FOR SALE Black GE over the range microwave for sale, excellent condition. Please call 914-3918982
PRINTER FOR SALE High quality, brand new Canon printer (still in the box) with papers and ink for sale. Worth $400., selling now for $200. Please call 845 425 1254
Master bedroom set / dining room set for sale due to moving. Originally from noam hamalchis mall. In perfect condition. C/T 213-0978
Eureka lightweight 2 in 1 stick vacuum $25, Rubbermaid food storage containers 36 pc / 34pc easy find lids $13 -Please call 352-2584
Two gently used gorgeous off white carriage liners, custom fit for the Mountain Buggy Duet. Suede pillow attached. $50 each. 352-7167
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Gently used Mountain Buggy Duet in great condition. Great price. Please call 845-426-1876
Brand new wireless mike system, with 2 sets of headsets & clipps ons for 120$ please call 845-5486912
Miami Beach, Carriage Club North. Beautiful 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, pool,ground floor with backyard, Shul & restaurant on premises.845-274-3175
BUGABOO FOR SALE
PRINTER FOR SALE
Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller charcoal grey,pristine condition, no plastic raincover,$325, hood is fleece.call 347 - 581-1053
Canon Printer new in box. Reg $400. Asking $250 or best offer. Call 845-356-1932
UPPA BABY STROLLER
Uppa baby Vista 2012 stroller like-new condition, toddler seat and bassinet, plastic raincover, teal green hood,was $879 asking $300.call 347 - 581-1053
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CARRIAGE FOR SALE-
Gift Card at Goldies Laser & Electrolysis, Value: $500.00, Selling for $450.00, Call 845-3566779
Mamas & Papas Urbo2 carriage, rain cover & custom liner.. In perfect condition! Seat can be adjusted. Fantastic opportunity! $385 (reg. $649) Call or text 845.548.2685
ELECTRIC SCOOTER FOR SALE Electric Scooter E300 For Sale In brand new condition (845)4263946 leave a message
LOOKING TO PURCHASE STROLLER SEAT Looking to purchase a second attachable stroller seat (rumble seat), compatible with Uppababy Vista 2013, in perfect condition. Call or text 845.548.2685
COSTUME NECKLACE/ CHOKER FOR SALE, Stunning Costume Necklace/ Choker for sale, Perfect if you making a Simcha or attending one, quality piece, worn ones, reasonably priced, must see call845 642-9173
JOGGING STROLLER Liberty jeep jogger, like new,big storage basket underneath $70 obo. Call 347 - 581-1053
JEWELRY FOR SALE Beautiful expensive kallah jewelry for sale hardly used . Bracelet , Earrings ,Watch , please call & leave message clearly 845746-6012
Beautiful rectangular glass dinette table in mint condition. Desk and desk with hutch. 2 solid fabric covered partitions, 55” high, 60” wide and 2.5” deep. 845-352-2874
EXERCISE BIKE FOR SALE
Exercise Bike for sale. Asking $100. Call or text 845-641-0785
Awesome deal $1200 gift certificate to Tiferes Shtraimel for only $1100. Call- 845 729-5555
SW SHOES FOR SALE Stuart Weitzman Shoes Exquisite Stuart Weitzman dressy black shoes 6.5. Brand new worn once. Selling $100 original $400. 2001176
SHOES FOR SALE Venettini girls black Shabbos Shoes size 29 new in box worn once. Selling for any reasonable offer. 347-342-7089
For Rent HOUSE FOR RENT CHESTNUT RIDGE Price decreased: House for rent on Chestnut Ridge deadend street. 3 bedrooms 1 ½ bathrooms, big dining room and dinette, brand new kitchen. Across NewDay grocery. Frum neighborhood.Call 347-957-2900
HOUSE FOR RENT High Ranch in Blueberry Hill neighborhood for rent. 5 bdrms, 2.5 bathrms, private deck, and more. Sec. 8 ok. Please call 425.0964. If no answer, leave message
APARTMENT FOR RENTBLAUVELT 1 bdrm apt available on Blauvelt Rd. For more info please call 845367-4240 OR 578-4020
APARTMENT- ELLISH Beautiful 4 room furnished apartment in Ellish area available immediately until August. Call 845445-8399 and leave a message
APARTMENT FOR RENTDOVER TERRACE New Walk-in 3 bedroom apartment for rent on Dover Terrace. Call 845-579-5587 and leave message
APARTMENT (OFF HERRICK) WOODSIDE Brand new, 3 bedroom app for rent, 2 full bathrooms, washroom, section 8 ok. please call 845-499-5991
APARTMENT FOR RENTGWEN LANE Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment located on Gwen Lane Call (845) 352-7118
APARTMENT FOR RENT Xlarge new 5 room apt. on ellish pkwy. ground floor, 2 baths, sec 8 ok. asking 2000.00 monthly. serious inquiries only call 845304-1885 . leave detailed message with info.
APARTMENT FOR RENTHATZLUCHA AREA Brand New 5 bedroom apartment for rent near Hatzlucha grocery. Ready to move in. Section 8 ok. Please call 845-419-1502
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THE APARTMENT - DR. FRANK
DRESS FOR SALE/RENT
GOWNS FOR SALE
א דירה פון דריי שיינע גרויסע צימערן צו Dr. Frank area פארדינגען פאר חתן כלה 845 825-3123
Gorgeous gown for sister of bride. Size 0-2. For sale/rent. Mauve pink and ivory. Call:718-963-0646
Beautiful sister of the bride light color gowns size 00,0 and children’s gowns size 12, 6 and 18 months. 845-642-4968
OFFICE IN PRIME LOCATION
JUST GOT READY a brand new 2 room office for rent in prime area +bath privat entrence please call 3474527893
GOWN FOR SALE
DRESS FOR RENT “New Beautiful Gowns. Size 6, 8-10 ladies. Black top-Floral Bottom For Rent 845-608-1266”
GOWN FOR RENT “New Beautiful Gowns. Size 14 ladies. Black top-Gold Bottom For Rent 845-352-1936”
Beautiful, Ivory, Classy gown for sale. Excellent condition. 4-6, call 845 642-9173
Looking to rent 1-room for office with private entrance in Decatur area on Sundays and evenings. Please call 459-0131.
DREES FOR SALE
ELEGAND DRESS FOR RENT/SALE
elegant navy schiffon jumper/ dress with beading For teen/ young lady size 44 for great price please Call 8453521136
Elegant, raw silk, olive green custom made gown worn twice, size 4. For sale or rent! Call: (845)371-5950
GOWN SKIRT FOR RENT!
MATERNITY DRESS FOR RENT
STORAGE SPACE FOR RENT Over 1200 square feet of storage space available for rent. (Room is unfinished- no heat/ac). $1.25 per square foot per month. Please call 914-391-8982
2 car garage for rent off College Road. Asking $450* a month. Call 845-641-0785
LOOKING FOR A BASEMENT Looking to rent a big basement for ‘’kids’’ if you have please call 845-517-8608
WEST ST. SPRING VALLEY
LOST & FOUND
Sister/mother of the bride gown for sale or rent. Size 6 black satin w/ rhinestones and chiffon collar & cuffs. Call 845-659-1265
LOOKING TO RENTDECATUR AREA
GARAGE FOR RENT:
DRESS FOR SALE/RENT
Warehouse/Office space Approx. 1000 sq. ft.,16 ft. ceiling, private entrance/garage. CALL: 845-4253890
Wedding Gowns and Dresses GOWN FOR SALE
STUNNING FLORAL BLUE SISTER OF THE BRIDE GOWN FOR SALE, SIZE 14 (ADULT), USED ONCE. $350. PLEASE CALL: 917.776.3422
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Beautiful ballgown wedding skirt for rent! Gorgeous, up to date style; Light gray & dark gray floral print. Size 6-8, $85 Call/text 845.548.2685
Maternity Dress for rent elegant classy black dress for rent size L ` XL very slenderizing please call 845 263-7321
GOWNT SKIRT FOR SALE
EXQUISITE GOWN FOR RENT
navy box pleat gown skirt sz 6 for 275 dollars, worn twice 862.505.9546
DRESSES FOR SALE 14 beautiful green & ivory Kids gown Size 4-14, to sell for great price, Please call 845-425-5412 if no answer please leave message
GOWN FOR SALE A true bargain! Magnificent & exclusive cream colored motherof-bride gown size 6-8. Worn once. Selling at reduced price. Call 608-5159
Brand new gown for rent. Size 10-12 suitable for teen or young adult (very slenderizing fit) 845354-4122
GOWN FOR SALE Navy sister of the bride wedding gown for sale. Ladies Size 12. Asking $250 OBO Please Call 845352-7209
EXQUISITE GOWN FOR RENT Brand new gown for rent. Size 10-12 suitable for teen or young adult (very slenderizing fit) 845354- 4122
GOWNS FOR SALE
GOWN FOR SALE
Cream colored sister-of-bride gowns sizes 2 & 4. Will sell for $100 - $150 each or highest offer, first come basis. Call 608-5159
Stunning light blue and white floral 2 piece gown for sale. Ladies size 6-8. Please call 4250784
GOWN FOR RENT
GOWN FOR RENT/SALE
Beautiful two piece white and black. Great for married sister . Size 6-8 call 356-7635
Custom made off white gown. Size 8-10 for rent or sale 845-3562535
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Jobs SECRETARY WANTED Home care agency seeking full time employee. Job includes communication, processing payroll, and completing HR functions.Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 845-738-1308
BOOKKEEPER Do you have a business but don’t want to hire a bookkeeper, and your bills are getting messed up! We can help, please call (845) 548-7587
OFFICE ASSISTANT Candidate should be good at researching information and writing descriptions based on research. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. One (1) year office experience a plus. Located 20 minutes from Monsey. Resumes to Careers@ChurchillLiving.com Great Benefits, including paid Yom Tov! EEO/AA Employer
SALES / RESERVATIONS COORDINATOR Responsibilities include communicating with clients to book reservations. Candidate should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be extremely organized. 1- year office experience a plus. Located 20 minutes from Monsey! Resumes to: Careers@ ChurchillLiving.com Great Benefits EEO/AA Employer
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey, seeks a full time responsible individual to work as an Executive Assistant in a fast paced company. Must be organized, accurate in bookkeeping, have strong communication and project management skills. 1 year bookkeeping & 3 years work experience required. Resumes to: Careers@ChurchillLiving.com Great pay! Great benefits! EEO/ AA Employer
Seeking secretary in local heimishe insurance office. Must be detailoriented, outgoing, self motivated, and computer savvy. Immediate hire for right individual. Fax resume to 888-381-6744
Position available in local accounting office. Experience in public accounting a plus – Male or Female. Fax resume to (646) 792-3313
SEEKING GRAPHIC ARTIST
Monsey firm is looking for an experienced graphic designer with thorough knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites. Great job for the right candidate! Email your resume and portfolio to email@example.com
Looking for a part-time assistant for a licensed day care, servicing infants and pre-schoolers. Please call 845-352-1016
FT GRAPHICS POSITION
Looking for a saleswoman for a childrens clothing store passionate for fashion 8452397716
NJ - Seeking to Hire an Exp Graphic Designer, hours are 9-5 Nice pay for the right candidate. Please email your resume to: YoelFriedman51@gmail.com
OFFICE POSITION onsey office seeking M individual to handle outgoing and incoming mail/packages, update spreadsheets, and data entry work. Must be extremely organized. Email resume to: Hdubinsky@commhealthcare. com or fax 845-738-1864
JOB WANTED: Entry level Google SketchUp position Exp in Kitchens & interior trims. Dependable with good references. Email: Josh. Zamler@gmail.com
COMMUNICATION SKILL POSITION Well known tzedakah organization has full-time short term positions available for men with yeshiva background. Excellent communication skills required. 845-426-3130
PACKER/SHIPPER Well established non-profit organization seeks an efficient and responsible full-time packer/ shipper for processing and packing orders for short term. Please call 845-426-3160.
GIRL WANTED Looking for a girl to take out my 4 year old son on Shabbos mornings from 10-12. Widman ct area. Please call 845-579-5542.
ONLINE MARKETING CAREER SEO, PPC or other online marketing systems, Send resume or reply at firstname.lastname@example.org - Great pay
WEB DESIGN POSITION HTML and CSS required JS & Photoshop a plus, Must be Trustworthy & Creative. Send resume or reply at email@example.com
MARKETING COPYWRITER WANTED Marketing firm is looking for a Freelance Copywriter for creative ads and marketing literature. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOADING DOCK MANAGER Frum company located 20 minutes from Monsey, seeks a F/T shipping/receiving manager to oversee the efficient operation of the loading dock. Must be detail oriented, organized, excellent time management/ communication skills and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. 2-3 years warehouse management experience required. English/ Spanish bilingual a plus. Resumes to: Careers@ChurchillLiving.com Salary $50,000 depending on experience Mon-Fri / 7:30am to 4:30pm EEO/AA Employer
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THE MAKE EXTRA MONEY
Are you a careening individual that would take an old lady to physical therapy and doing the exercise with her? Send resume to email@example.com or fax: 206-415-9893
זיך,טיים פאזיציע-געזוכט א מאן פאר א פול אפצוגעבן מיט מענטשן מיט ספעציעלע געברויכן ווי אויך.מיט געדולד און איבערגעגעבנקייט טיים פאר זונטאג און-געזוכט א מאן פארט פאר א פראגרעם פאר קינדער מיט,נאכמיטאגס 845 503-0260-ספעציעלע געברויכן ביטע רופט לאזט איבער אייער נאמען און טעלעפאן נומער און וועלעכן ארבעט איר זענט אינטערעסירט
GIRL/ WOMAN TO WORK WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD Looking for a woman or girl to work with a special needs young lady through an ABA program. Hours are from 6- 8:30 p.m. several times a week. Must Drive. Please call: 845369-4021 or 845-503-0242
TAKE PART IN THIS INCREDIBLE MITZVAH! Bikur cholim of rockland is looking for male volunteer drivers to deliver food to patients. We are also seeking ladies available to volunteer in the kitchen for food prep. To join please call 845-425-7877 # 180 !נעמט א טייל אין מצוות ביקור חולים ביקור חולים זיכט מענער וואלונטערס צו ברענגען ווי אויך זיכן פרויען.עסן צו פאזיענטן אין שפיטאל ארויסצוהעלפן מיט’ן צוגרייטן די עסן אין אונזער # 845-425-7877 : ביטע ריפט.קאך
ASSISTANTS NEEDED Bilingual Yiddish Classes at Elmwood and Hempstead School seeking qualified assistants to work with special needs children fax resume to 426-0852
HELP YOUR STRUGGLING CHILD Is your child bright and intelligent but has a hard time focusing? Contact Shevy Weinberger @ 845-213-5597 I also do school visits
TUTOR AVAILABLE Child struggling with reading/ math/Kriah or any area academically, and you wish you can help? Empower yourself/ Empower your child. 845-213-5597
HELP WANTED Looking for a woman or girl to work with a special needs young lady through an ABA program. Hours are from 6- 8:30 p.m. several times a week. Must Drive. Please call: 845-369-4021 or 845503-0242
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EXPERIENCED BAAL KORAH An experienced baal korah is now available 845-608-9603 if no answer please leave a msg.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Do you believe that you can earn a significant income? Do you believe that the world needs a little more health and wealth in it these days? Do you want to help make a difference? I believe in inspiring people to do the things that inspire them so together we can create health and wealth in the world. But I can’t do this alone! Are you looking at improving your current financial situation? Do you enjoy helping people? If so, I might want to meet you! Mrs. F. Katz 845-5703565
PERSONAL CHEF Personal Chef with training and experience. Simchos, Stocking Fridge/Freezer, Shabbos Cooking, etc... Sara (Shternie) Rosenberg 821-2159
POEMS BY RIVKY Want To Express Your Words With A Poetic Flair? Just $2 A Line. Call Rivky 845-248-6340
FIXERMAN installations & repairs (845) 5179026
SINGER/MUSICIAN One man band and singer by Chaim benatar 845 659 0222
DESSERTS Enhance your simcha/ shabbos table with these desserts-Desserts Inc. Danidessertsinc@gmail. com 845-406-3196 For orders you can check out my website danidessertsinc.com
TEMP EMPLOYEE AVAILABLE Need to take off from work? Looking for someone to temporarily fill in for you? Woman experienced in retail sales and secretarial work is available whenever needed. Call Raizy at: 845-517-8385
PARTY PLANNER Party planning for every budget and style. Gorgeous setup, topquality vendors, excellent service, great prices! Call/text: (845) 274-4799. References and photos available upon request.
SHUCHT BOOKKEEPING SERVICES QuickBooks Specialist - Need someone to help post, reconcile, run reports & more? I can help. Call 201-376-4378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITING SERVICE Make a statement with a professionally written advertisement. Call today. 845-377-5503 Copywritetk@ gmail.com
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING Specializing in creating a sustainable system to enable you to keep your kitchen, bdrm, toy closets, & more easily accessible & organized.Tzipora wenger 845642-3812
HANDYMAN Affordable and talented handyman available for building, assembling, electrical, installing, repairs. 845-642-0572 862505-9546
HANDYMAN - TRIMMER * shelving * molding * chair rail * hanging * & more (845) 662-3395
Services RIDES TO LAKEWOOD Rides available round trip to Lakewood on Wednesday, February 3 approximately 6 PM. and Shabbos, Parshas Mishpatim. Call: 845-200-1826.
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PICTURE SOLUTION Do you have cd’s/sd cards piled up waiting to be developed and stored into albums? soloution! 845-425-5683 if no answer please leave a msg.
CD DUPLICATION CD Duplication for less than 0.75521-8335
SCAN BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS, SEFORIM
LADY DRIVER W/ MINI VAN
UPSCALE TABLECLOTH RENTAL
Fast and friendly service, local and long distance. Call Chavi: (845)659-8207
Grand Opening!! Upscale Tablecloth Rental & coordinating props. 845.659.9020
HEIMISHE LADY DRIVER
Available for local and long distance trips, day and evening hours available. You can book in advance (845) 288-3451
available in many styles. Please call: M. Berger 845-782-4560
RIDE TO LAKEWOOD
ATTENTION COIN COLLECTORS Coins For Sale All Types. American, Foreign, Silver, NonSilver. Old, New... Call (347) 822-4018
Professional non-destructive scanning services to transfer your content from books to searchable, digital formats. 845-598-0467mhonig@ boundbookscanning.com
Ride available to LAKEWOOD for Shabbos. Please call 845-425-2583. If no answer please leave message
WE SPECIALIZE IN LOW VOLTAGE
We do Networking, Security cameras, Access control systems, Locks, Buzzers and Central Vacuums, reference available 845 323 5489
Enhance your simcha or shabbos table with these desserts. Danidessertsinc@gmail.com. 845406-3196. For orders, check out danidessertsinc.com
OVERNIGHT POTATO KUGEL
PETTICOATS FOR RENT
Are you making a simcha and want to nourish your family with a homemade delicious supper? Call:845-356-0027
LADY DRIVER Heimishe Lady driver available for local and long distance trips, day and evening hours available. You can book in advance (845) 288-3451
INVITING YOUR EXTENDED FAMILY ? We can extend you existing table to accommodate them all. Call today 718-782-8936 or 845-4926459
SAVE ON GAS & ELECTRIC EVERY MONTH Call 845-274-1372 for lowest price. if no answer leave message
ALTERATIONS This week’s special: $9.00 basic machine hem. BLuefield area. 352-7201
Only $18 for a 9x13 overnight potato Kugel. Call or text by wednesday evening (845)-263-0464
RIVKY’S FAMOUS CHALLAH DOUGH Custom made to your taste, diet and schedule. CHAZAK REWARDS & SAME DAY ORDERS ACCEPTED Call 845-369-3755
THE SHALOM BAYIS CHALLAH
HOSIERY Buy Tights/Socks/Boy Shoes/ Compression Hosiery. Great Prices. Free Delivery. Call Shaindel 845-290-0650
ACCESSORIES WITH FLAIR
1/2 the loaf whole wheat, 1/2 white. Regular challah also available. Yoshon, sifted flour, 2 for $10. Tamar Spiro (845) 352-6496
Hairbands! Babybands! Clips! Bowties! Headwarmers! Hats! & more. Everything between $3$10. Union/bluefield area. Call or text 8455707615
Custom made, great textured fresh challah dough. $5 OFF 1ST PURCHASE. Yoshon, last minute orders accepted call 845-538-9332 or email email@example.com
Upscale and appreciated gift. 25% off. Candy Wrapper 445-8288
Cocobliss the original fine Belgium praline and other fine chocolates. Candy Wrapper(845) 445-8288/(845)362-0283
Women’s, men’s,children’s. Gowns are our specialty. Many years of experience. Evening appointments available. Please call 425-8351
For sale: 1. Nikon d5500 new for 750 dollars! retail is 1000.862.505.9546
LADY DRIVER AYELET
Genuine brown leather couch with two reclining seats for sale. Brand new condition. $600. Call 845.425.0363 leave a message
Lady drivers available day and night 845-480-2115
All sizes. $8.00 each. Please call 352-6354. If no answer, leave message.
COUCH FOR SALE
GIFT WRAPPING Have your gift exquisitely arranged. Candy Wrapper (845)445-8288 Carrying a full line of Favor Boxes, Ribbon, Flowers, and Embellishments.
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THE HOSTESS PACKAGES
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Be B’Simcha will make your hostess bags! Just pay the cost plus hachnosas kallah donation. Chani: 917.750.4035
Experienced babysitter available morning- late night and overnight. Also Sundays and weekends. Adar/West Central area. References available.Please call 845-659-1265.
Custom music, tunes, yiddish and english lyrics written to your specification. 213-0978
Piano and keyboard lessons beginners to advanced children and adults please call yisroel fishbain at 7187908659 9739283476
PIC IT PHOTOBOOKS 845.352.3013 firstname.lastname@example.org
M&S SOUND EQUIPMENT RENTALS Sound equipment rentals for all occasions, speakers, microphones, mixers and more please call 845263-0460.
GEMACHIM MISC. LOST & FOUND
Babysitter near vilthovitz call 845-521-2788
Beautiful tznius human hair shaitels! According to Rav Falk’s guidelines. 700 Dollars! 862505-9546
HEADS UP Beautiful selection of shawls, gloves, turbans, bandanas, snoods and capes. Now $5.00 off on turbans with sequins. 845-6081547
PRIVATE REBBE AVAILABLE
We do evening babysitting. Conveniently located next to Ateres Charna. Please call8453620283
Rebbe available to help your son with Kriah ,late afternoon or early evening (845)425-4039/ (845) 709- 7768
AUTISM BREAKTHROUGH (AGE 8-18) Experienced, chasiddishe yungerman professionally trained in the Son-rise program. The proven method that helps autistic children connect with the world around them. 845-2743244
SON-RISE FOR AUTISM Experienced yungerman professionally trained by the Autism Treatment Center of America willing to train in parents, melamdim and therapists. Call 845-274-3244
SUNDAY ART CLASSES Classes given by an experienced art teacher on Bluefield Drive. Boys & girls sessions: 5,6, years 7,8,9, years . Y. Lichter 425-3605
YOUR HAIR & WIG CARE
Babysitting where each child is loved, pampered and devotedly cared for. Discounted flat monthly rate. (located on Adar Ct.) 845-570-0933
Haircuts, blows & chasunah styling, wash & sets - quick service suzanne area please call 356-1939
Now forming support group for foster parents. If you have any helpful advice please call: 845262-6330
For all your makeup and skin care Call Y. Margaretten 362-1823 free delivery!
DRUM LESSONS BY SHMUEL KLAVER Monsey’s most experienced Shomer Shabbos drum instructor. Lessons ($40 & up) given in your home or my studio, to boys or girls ages 10-adult, beginners to professional. Call (845) 459-9935
ARBONNE MAKEUP For all your Arbonne refills please call 425-2772
CARELINE COSMETICS Sales and Makeup applications by Raizy Gefner. We Deliver! Call 425-0784
MAKEUP BY R. EINHORN
Experienced female frum instructor will teach you how to play in ten lessons. Years of enjoyment guaranteed! 347-4555320
Makeup application and sales please call Rivky Einhorn 917 405 6506
FREE PIANO LESSON!
Wash ‘n Sets Free Pickup and delivery call: 845-274-7412
10 years teaching experience, ages 3 and up! Call 845 521 4580 or email Rikishafier@gmail.com for a FREE trial lesson!
TODDLER GROUP ON ELM ST.
Come join our new toddler group! Toddler group now forming three mornings a week 10-1, on Elm Street. Certified teacher. Skill building activities. Please call 845-213-0923
Beginner electronic music production lessons for men and boys. Learn studio and audio processing basics.Call: 973 494 2921, or email beatsandstuff6@ gmail.com for more info
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PIANO AND KEYBOARD LESSONS
CLASSIC CUTS Cuts $10 Styling $15 Contact Hudy at: 845.356.6215 Conveniently located on Blauvelt Rd
CARELINE COSMETICS Sales and Makeup applications by Raizy Gefner. We Deliver! Call 425-0784.
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RELEASE THE STRESS!
*Swedish *Deep Tissue *Pregnancy *Reflexology Massage by Sarah (845)202-2911 NY/NJ Licensed
Certified Massage therapist available for house calls. Prenatal, Swedish & Deep Tissue. Chavi Brisk CMT 845 694 9204
Professional female massage therapist available for evening appointments. My home or yours. Women only. 848-202-4980
Releases stress, relaxes, improves circulation, helps with pain management. House calls at no extra charge. Tamar Spiro (845) 352-6496
באנייט אייך פיזיש און גייסטיש דורך א אויך גרייט אריבערצוגיין.היימישע אינגערמאן גוטע.ישראל אין שווערע מצבים-באהאנדלען חולי 845.521.5378.פרייזן
Throat Cultures : Call 641-1627 or 845-356-3851
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES To join the next class please call 845-426-0931. Tzippy Tauber CD (DONA)Certified Birth Doula
PRE-NATAL CLASS A very comprehensive pre-natal class by phone. very convenient! can be listened to anytime, from anywhere. Halacha & Hashkafa included.Call; Mrs. Surie Gruber (845)263-0313
REFRESHER CHILDBIRTH /HEALTH CLASSES! Up to date information. Stimulating and educational!Taught by LEAH TIKVAH ROSEN 3 hour class $50/ per person. 845-426-0240
MOTHER HEN METHOD A new approach to childbirth You can have it easily and completely naturally B’ezrasHashem. Call now (845)587-1649
HEALTH AWARENESS Are you suffering with constipation? Stop suffering! Details Mrs. F. Katz 845-570-3565
MASSAGE THERAPIST Professional female massage therapist available for evening appointments. My home or yours. Women only. 848-202-4980
FREE for Chassanim, Kallos, Mechutanim at Monsey Chasunah Depot, The Canopy, Genuine Shop, Trading Post, Tuvia’s, Augenbraun Bridals, Majestic Bride. 718.362.8846 .....חיים שיש בהם ]מיניטיגע חיזוק שיעורים תומר דבורה5[ טעגליכע ]NEW[ שיעורים קרישעבסק’ שליט”א פרשה שיעור.] הרב אNEW[
30 minutes for 25 dollars. Spring Valley area. Very relaxing, cleanses and eases tension. 347-379-0793
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Gemachim BRIS GEMACH Brand new bris gemach located on Blauvelt Rd. ’לע”נ ר’ חיים זאנוול בן ר 845.356.6215.משה אדמו”ר מריבניץ
NETZ MINYAN A new netz minyan is forming on Shabbos & Yom Tov in the Kiryas Radin shul. If you would like to participate on a regular basis please email email@example.com
TIFERES MIRIAM Liluy nishmas Miriam Bas Isaac. shiurim, teleconferences, hotlines on Shalom Bayis and Kedushas Habayis. Info: 845-422-7956
MUSIC music for only $15 mp3 speaker and microphone idel for Bar mitzvas and Sheva brochos just $15 845 499 5996
LADIES WEEKLY HALACHA SHIUR Hilchos Shabbos (instructed in Yiddish) by Rebetzin Sheindy Weissmandel (Mount Kisco) Tuesday 11:00-12.00 at Bar-Horin 8 Jeffrey Place
SHIDDUCH COMMITEE L’SHEM MITZVAH. Seeking 1 Or 2 motivated partners to shidduch commitee L’shem mitzvah. For further info please call: 862 505 9546
SHEMIRAS HALASHON HALACHA TEXTS Text ‘follow guardtongue’ to 40404 to receive daily Shemiras Halashon texts. Don’t miss this opportunity. SUBSCRIBE TODAY. IT’S QUICK, EASY AND FREE.
Please call 845-352-2588 lv message (minimal fee)
Lost & Found LOST HOOD Lost hood from gap boys navy jacket.if you have an old jacket i can use the hood. Text or call 845 659 9117
LOST CHIC LINGERIE BAG Lost a bag from chic loungerie-2 weeks ago with a new snood and new necklace. Please call 354-6601
FOUND We found a bag from Wal-Mart with gloves, boots, etc… Chanuka time. Please call: 845-499-8786
FOUND Found checked print umbrella on Monsey Shoppers bus loop 1, couple of weeks ago 425-0633
FOUND Found a couple of months ago, yellow and white gold bracelet, on sidewalk in Francis/Rita area 425-0633
FOUND GARTEL Gartel found Waverly Pl.845425-9426
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געגעבן א סכום הגון למען הישיבה. דעמאלס האט די ישיבה געטוישט א י ר נאמען אויף "ישיבת שער אפרים" – געבויעט אויפן פסוק 'הבן יקיר לי אפרים' ,ווי אויך אויפן נאמען פונעם גאון רבי אפרים אשרי זצ"ל, ו ו עלכער האט געגעבן א גרויסער סומע געלט פאר די ישיבה.
ותלמידו בידו אויף ישיבת שער-אפרים לאזט זיך זאגן ,אז זי פארמאגט א ספעציעלקייט וואס קיין איין אנדערע ישיבה אויף די וועלט פארמאגט נישט ,נעמליך אז אלע אירע איינגעשטעלטע ,די מחנכים און הנהלה, ז ע נען רובם ככולם כלים מופלגים ,בארימטע ת ל מידי-חכמים אין די תורה וועלט .אין ישיבה נעמט מען נישט אריין בלויז יונגעלייט וואס זוכן צו מאכן אביסל געלט און ווערן מגידי-שיעורים ,נאר אויסגערופענע כלים וואס האבן די מעגליכקייט ארויפצוארבעטן די בחורים על דרך התורה ,ווי אויך אז זיי זאלן דינען פאר די בחורים אלס ריכטיגער מוסטער ,זיי זאלן האבן אויף וועמען ארויפצוקוקן און וועמען נאכצואוואקסן. א שטארקער דגש ווערט אראפגעלייגט סיי א ו יף עיון און סיי אויף בקיאות ,אז די תלמידי הישיבה זאלן קונה זיין ביידע מהלכי הלימוד ,וואס ד א ס זאל זיי דינען אויף די שפעטערדיגע יארן.
א ר ויס אויף א נסיעה מיטן מגיד- ישיבה :שער אפרים ש י עור הרה"ג ר' בערל שנעעבאלג ש ל יט"א ,וואס מיטן זיין זיסער נתיסדה :על-ידי הרה”ג רבי אפרים אשרי זצ”ל שפראך און פה מפיק מרגליות ,לייגט אדרעס5 Acer Court : ע ר אריין אין די תלמידים יראת- שמים וחסידות. ראש ישיבה :הרה”ג ר’ אשר זעליג גרינבערג שליט”א כ מ עשהו בראשונה כך מעשהו בשניה .אויך אין ישיבה גדולה חזר'ן די בחורים אויף דעם זעלבן סיסטעם, א ז וי אז מען קומט ארויס מיט א אבער מער פון אלעמען איז צו באוואנדערן דעם סיסטעם אין ישיבה ,וואו מען מאכט זיכער אז די ש ל ימות אין די לימודים .די תלמידים פון שער בחורים זאלן געדענקען זייערע לימודים און עס אפרים זענען מעיד אויף זיך ,אז די לימודים וואס זאל ליגן ביי זיי כמונח בקופסה ,אויך נאך וואס זיי זיי האבן געלערנט אין ישיבה ,געדענקען זיי א גאנץ לעבן און זיי האלטן דאס אין איין איבער'חזר'ן .דאס פארלאזן די ווענט פון די ישיבה. א ו יף דעם צוועק איז אוועקגעשטעלט איז גירסא דיונקותא וואס בלייבט אויף שטענדיג ד ע ר "קנין תורה" אין שפיץ פון הרה"ג ר' בערל אייגעקריצט אין זכרון. עס מוז צוגעלייגט ווערן צו די מעלות פון די שנעעבאלג שליט"א ,מיט א ספעציעלן סדר וואו די בחורים לערנען ביי נאכט סדר .דעם ערשטן יאר י ש יבה ,אז יעדער מגיד-שיעור פארמאגט זיין א י ז געווידמעט אויף איבערצו'חזר'ן די לימודים ,מסכתא וואס דאס לערנט ער מיט די תלמידים ,און ב ש עת אין שיעור ב' חזר'ט מען איבער אויך די עס ווערט נישט ארומגעטוישט פון איין יאר צום לימודים פון פאראיאר ,און אין שיעור ג' חזר'ט מען צווייטן .אין שיעור א' לערנט מען שטענדיג מסכת א י בער די לימודים פון אלע פארגאנגענע יארן .נדרים ,בשעת אין שיעור ב' לערנט מען קידושין און סוף יאר פארהערן זיך די בחורים אויף די לימודים ,אין שיעור ג' לערנט מען מסכת בבא-קמא. א גרויסער מסיבה ווערט אפגעראכטן פאר די בחורים ,און די דאזיגע תלמידים וואס פארהערן זיך סדר היום דער סדר היום אין ישיבה הויבט זיך אן אום אויף אלע זייערע לימודים ,באקומען פון די ישיבה א זילבערנע בעכער .יעדע יאר פארן די בחורים ז י בן-אזייגער ,מיט דער פארטאגס סדר פארן
עס האט נישט גענומען לאנג און דער גוטער נאמען פון די ישיבה האט זיך פארשפרייט אויף אלע עקן ,בחורים האבן זיך גענומען איינרייסן אנצוגענומען ווערן אין די ישיבה.
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"זאגט די הייליגע גמרא ,אמר אביי ,אמר רבא"... היל ע כט דער אור-אלטע גמרא ניגון אפ צווישן די ווענט פון 5עסער קארט אין מאנסי ,דער קול התורה קלונגט אפ און דער קול הערט זיך אין די גאנצע וועלט ,דורך די צענדליגע תלמידים וואס זענען ארויסגעקומען פון ישיבה ,און דינען היינט אלס מורה-הוראה אין דער גרויסער וועלט. קומט אויס אז רש"י האלט אז א מיגו - להוציא איז יא חייב! דו ווילסט זאגן אז רש"י קריגט זיך מיט - די גמרא ,אדער אז ער האט נישט פארשטאנען די רייד פון די גמרא? – חס-ושלום אזוי צו זאגן. ו ו אספארא פארגלייך איז עס? – די - גמרא רעדט פון מיגו לחייב בשעת רש"י רעדט פון מיגו להוציא ...עס איז אן אנדערע סוגיא אינגאנצן, און ס'האט נישט קיין שום שייכות מיט די גמרא... אזו י זיצן הונדערטע בחורים און זענען זיך מפלפל בסוגיית התורה ,זיך אריינווארפנדיג ראשם ורובם און די סוגיית הש"ס ,נישט האבנדיג קיין שום שייכות מיט דער גשמיות'דיגער וועלט פון ארום. איר זענט אנגעקומען צו ישיבת שער-אפרים אין מאנסי – פון די חשוב'סטע מקומות התורה אין אונזער שטאט מאנסי ,א ישיבה וואס איז טאקע סטאנציאנירט ביי אונז אין שטאט ,אבער איר קול קלינגט אפ און הערט זיך אין די גאנצע וועלט.
התיסדות הישיבה אין יאר תשמ"ג ,זעקס יאר נאך וואס דער בארימטער כולל מכון-להוראה איז אויפגעשטעלט געווארן ביי אונז אין שטאט ,דורך דער בונה ומקים אהלה של תורה ,הרה"ג ר' עזריאל טויבער שליט"א ,און די פירות דערפון האבן זיך שוין גענומען שפראצן אין די גרויסער תורה וועלט, האט ר' עזריאל איינגעזען פאר וויכטיג צו פלעכטן נאך א רינגל אין דער קייט פון מוסדות-התורה
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וואס ער האט געגרינדעט. ר' ע זריאל האט דעמאלס איינגעזען ,אז עס זענ ע ן פאראן בחורים מוכשרים ,בעלי-כשרונות ווא ס קענען פיל אויפטון און צוגעבן פאר די תור ה וועלט ,אין פאל מען זאל זיי אויסשלייפן און אויסארבעטן זייערע כשרונות ווי עס דארף צו זיין .ער האט דעמאלס מיסד געווען די ישיבה "מכ ו ן-להוראה" – אזוי ווי זי האט געטראגן איר נאמען אין די ערשטע יארן פון איר גרינדונג .אין די ישיבה האט מען נישט אנגענומען אבי ווער ,נאר אזעלכע וואס ר' עזריאל האט פארשטאנען אז זיי זענען מיועד לגדלות און עס קען ארויסוואקסן פון זיי כלים ,האט מען אנגענומען אין ישיבה מיט די מטרה זיי ארויפצוארבעטן על דרך הסלולה .פון די ד אזיגע בחורים האט מען נישט גענומען קיין שכר-לימוד. די י שיבה האט זיך געעפנט מיט א כיתה פון אכט בחורים ,אויף דער לענאר גאס אין מאנסי .ר' עזריאל האט לכתחילה נישט געוואלט אז עס זאל זיך געפינען מער פון אכט בחורים אין א כיתה .זיין מטרה איז געווען אז מען זאל קענען ארבעטן מיט יעדן תלמיד באזונדער ,אויסשלייפן זיינע כשרונות און אים ארויפברענגען על דרך התורה והמסורה, אויף א הויכער ניווא. א קורצע צייט נאך דער גרינדונג פון די ישיבה, האט ר' עזריאל איינגעלאדנט הגאון ר' אשר זעליג גרינבערג שליט"א ,וועלכער האט דאן געלערנט אין כולל מכון-להוראה ,אז ער זאל קומען דינען אלס ראש-ישיבה אין דער נייער ישיבה וואס ער האט געגרינדעט ,און מיט זיינע חינוך כשרונות אויפארבעטן די בחורים און ארויסברענגען זייערע כשרונות לאור עולם.
שמו הטוב הולך לפניו עס האט נישט גענומען לאנג און דער גוטער נאמ ע ן פון די ישיבה האט זיך פארשפרייט אויף
אלע עקן ,בחורים האבן זיך גענומען איינרייסן אנצוגענומען ווערן אין די ישיבה .אז די ישיבה האט געעפנט אירע טויערן און עס איז נתרבה געווארן ספסלי בית-המדרש ,האט ר' עזריאל איינגעזען אז עס פעלט אויס א פארגרעסערטער ארט צום באנוץ פון ישיבה .אין יאר תשמ"ז האט ער אפגעקויפט א בנין אויף עסער קארט – וואו די ישיבה געפינט זיך היינט ,און האט דארט סטאנציאנירט די ישיבה. ר' עזריאל איז געווען פארמישט אין די טעגליכע אקט י וויטעטן אין די ישיבה ,ער האט זיך כסדר אינ ט ערעסירט אין די בחורים ,ארומגעטוישט מגידי שיעורים כפי הצורך .יעדע מיטוואך איז ער געקומען דארט האלטן א שמועס פאר די בחורים, שטענדיג געדאוונט שחרית און מנחה אין ישיבה, ווי אויך פלעגט ער דאווענען שבת אין ישיבה .אין א מיטל מחזק צו זיין די בחורים זיך צו פארהערן בלע ט ער גמרא ,פלעגט ער באצאלן בולעטן קיין ארץ-ישראל ,פאר די בחורים וואס האבן זיך פארהערט גמרא רש"י ותוספות .ר' עזריאל פלעגט אויך אריינלייגן גרויסע כוחות אין דער חלק העיון, אוי פ נעמענדיג שטארקע מגידי-שיעור ,לומדים מפו ל גים וואס זענען באקאנט אין דער עולם התורה מיט זייער למדנות און כח התורה.
הבן יקיר לי "אפרים" ויהי כי ארכו הימים ,ווען די ישיבה איז געשטיגן און איז געווען א שטאלץ פאר דער עולם התורה, האט ר' עזריאל געבעטן פון ר' אשר זעליג ,אז ער זאל איבערנעמען דעם חלק הגשמי פון די ישיבה, אין צוגאב פון דער חלק הרוחני וואס ער האט געפירט ביז דאן .אין יענע תקופה ,אום פסח תש"נ לפ"ק ,איז אריינגעקומען אין ישיבה הרה"ח ר' יודל אשר י הי"ו ,וועלכער האט איבערגענומען דעם חלק הגשמי ,ווערנדיג דער מנכ"ל אין ישיבה. אין יאר תשנ"ב לפ"ק ,האט הגאון האדיר הרה"ג ר' אפרים אשרי זצ"ל ,בעמח"ס שו"ת ממעמקים,
דאווענען ,וואס איז געווידמעט אויף שיעור-עיון. ביז אכט-אזייגער לערנט מען און דאן שטעלט מען זיך דאווענען שחרית .אום צען אזייגער הויבט זיך ווידער אן דער סדר אין ישיבה ,ביז פערטל- צו-איינס ,וואס דעמאלס איז פאראן א שיעור ביז פערטל-צו-צוויי .א-פערטל-צו-דריי דאוונט מען מנחה און דערנאך איז שיעור פשוט .אום זעקס- פופצן איז נאכטמאל און שפעטער א-פערטל-צו- אכט איז נאכט-סדר אויף א שעה צייט .אום ניין- דרייסיג איז מעריב און דער זמן שינה איז א שעה דערנאך ,אום צען-דרייסיג. אין ישיבה איז פאראן א קפידה ,אז מען נעמט נישט אריין מער פון דרייסיג בחורים אין א כיתה. היינט צו טאגס זענען די כיתות איבערגעפילט אז עס איז פאראן ארום הונדערט בחורים אין ישיבה קטנה.
ישיבה גדולה אז עס איז געווען א הצלחה אין די ראמען פון ישיבה קטנה ,און די בחורים האבן קונה שלימות געווען צווישן די ווענט פון ישיבה ,איז געווארן א גרויסער פארלאנג פון די הורי התלמידים ,ווי אויך פון די תלמידים זעלבסט ,צו מיסד זיין א ישיבה- גדולה ,וואו די תלמידים זאלן קענען ממשיך זיין מיט זייערע לימודים און שטייגן מעלה מעלה. דען פארוואס זאל מען זיך אפשטעלן מיט ישיבה- קטנה און דערנאך זיך מוזן שיידן פון די ישיבה- ווע נ ט פון שער-אפרים?! – עלטערן האבן דאן געלייגט א גרויסער דרוק אויף די הנהלת-הישיבה, אז זיי זאלן אויסברייטערן אירע טויערן און עפענען אויך א ישיבה-גדולה. אין יאר תשס"ו לפ"ק ,איז דער ישיבה-גדולה שער – אפרים געעפנט געווארן .די ישיבה-גדולה האט זיך אנגעהויבן מיט א כיתה פון דריי-און- פער צ יג בחורים .מען האט דעמאלס געדינגען א ה ו יז ,אויסגעהאקט די הויז פון אינדערווייניג און דאס פארוואנדלט אין א בית-המדרש פאר א י ש יבה-גדולה .קומענדיגע יאר האט מען אנג ע פילט נאך א כיתה ,און אין א קורצע צייט אפש נ יט פון בלויז צוויי וואכן ,האט מען דאן צוגעבויעט צו דעם הויז נאך א שטיקל ,צו קענען אקאמענדירן א פארגרעסערטע צאל פון בחורים. א יאר שפעטער האט מען אנגעפילט אין ישיבה א דריטע כיתה. אזוי ווי אין ישיבה קטנה ,איז אויך אין ישיבה- גדולה פאראן א סיסטעם ווי אזוי די בחורים חזר'ן איבער זייערע לימודים וואס זיי לערנען אין ישיבה, אבער דא ווערט עס געטאן אין זייער אייגענע צייט.
די בחורים גייען ארויס פון די ישיבה יארן מיט אן אייגענעם קנין נצחי ,וואס וועט זיי באגלייטן אויף א גאנצן לעבן. עס דארף ארויסגעברענגט ווערן די שובבי"ם תקופה אין ישיבה ,בשעת עס דערקענט זיך דער קול התורה צווישן די בחורים ,וועלכע לערנען שעות רציפות און די טעג וואס איז מסוגל אויף התע ל ות רוחנית .סוף פון שובבי"ם מאכט מען א מסיבה ,וואו עס ווערט געגעבן פרסים פאר די בחורים וועלכע האבן געלערנט שעות רציפות. נאך א דערהויבענע זמן ווערט אפגעצייכנט אין ישיבה ,דאס איז אין די חדשים פון תמוז – אב .דוקא אין די צייט וואס אין די וועלט הערשט א שטיקל התרשלות ,וויבאלד עס איז שוין סוף זמן ,אבער צוו י שן די ווענט פון שער-אפרים לערנט מען פלייסיג .מען האלט אצינד פאר די גרויסע בחינה, ווען די בחורים פארהערן זיך אויף זייערע לימודים וואס מען האט געלערנט במשך דעם זמן און די פריעדיגע זמנים ,און די בחורים חזר'ן איבער ,אז זיי זאלן קענען גוט ביים פארהער.
תורה וחסידות משולבות אין ישיבת שער-אפרים איז מען מחנך די בחו ר ים נישט נאר צו לערנען .חינוך איז דער באד י יט ,אז מען ברענגט אויף דעם בחור צו א אידישע לעבן ,אז ער זאל וויסן און טון אלעס וואס עס פארלאנגט זיך פון א איד ,א בחינה פון 'והעמידו תלמ י דים הרבה' – "אוועקצושטעלן" תלמידים אויפן דרך הסלולה .דאס נעמט אריין אין זיך אויך ירא ת -שמים ,מידות טובות וחסידות און אלעס וואס א איד דארף האבן. די ש בתים אין ישיבת שער-אפרים זענען דור כ געפלאכטן מיט ווארעמקייט ,חסידות ויר א ת-שמים .שוין אנגעהויבן פון ליל-שישי, בשע ת עס קומען פאר חבורות פאר די בחורים, אינאיינעם מיט די ראשי-חבורות ,וואו עס ווערט איבערגעגעבן שמועסן אין חסידות. ווער רעדט נאך פון די שבתים אין שער אפרים, ווא ו עס הערשט א דערהויבנקייט צווישן די בחורים .יעדע וואך ווערט אראפגערופן איינע פון די רמ"י הישיבה אדער אנדערע אנשים חשובים, וואס פירן דעם שבת פאר די בחורים ,די תפילות וסעודות שבת ,אינאיינעם מיט א באטע ושלש- סעודות .מוצאי שבת איז פאראן א מלוה-מלכה, אינאיינעם מיט סיפורי צדיקים ,דורך הרה"ג בנש"ק הרב בערל שנעעבלאג שליט"א. און צו תורה וחסידות דארף אויך מיטקומען גמילת-חסדים ,זענען די בחורים אויפן ארט אויך
עוס ק אין גמילת-חסדים ,וואס גייט אינאיינעם, האנט ביי האנט מיט תורה וחסידות .אין ישיבה איז פאראן א קרן חתנים ,וואו מען שטעלט צוזאמען געלט פאר בחורים נצרכים ,וואס דארפן צוקומען צו שטיצע ביים חתונה האבן .די בחורים שטעלן כסד ר צוזאמען געלט .יעדע מוצאי שבת נחמו ווערט געפראוועט א מלוה-מלכה פאר די בחורים, מעורר צו זיין דעם ענין פון צוזאמענשטעלן געלט פאר החזקת חתנים ,ווי אויך איז פאראן דורכן יאר א גרויסער ראפל ,וואו מען ראפלט אויס ווערטפולע זאכן ,און די געלט גייט פאר די החזקת חתנים. היינט צו טאגס געפינען זיך אין ישיבה-גדולה צווישן הונדערט-און-פופציג און הונדערט-און- אכציג בחורים .די הצלחה פון די ישיבה איז באקאנט איב ע ר די גאנצע וועלט ,אלס אויסגערופענער מקום תורה וחינוך ,בשעת די פירות וואס קומען ארויס פון ישיבה זענען באקאנט אין דער גאנצער עולם התורה ,אלס חשוב'ע יונגעלייט און מורה- הוראה בישראל.
יוצאי ובוגרי הישיבה וואס איז דער סימן פון א גוטע ישיבה? נעמליך אז די תלמידי הישיבה קענען זיך נישט אפרייסן פון אירע פיר ווענט ,אויך נאכדעם וואס זיי האבן שוין פארלאזט די ישיבה ווענט ,זיי זעען זיך אלעמאל אלס תלמידים פון שער-אפרים און האלטן זיך צוזאמען און אינאיינעם. עס א יז שוין היינט פאראן בתי-מדרשים פון געוועזענע תלמידים פון שער אפרים ,אין ווי ל יאמסבורג און אין בארא-פארק ,וואו די תלמ י דים פארמאגן אן אייגענעם וואונקל זיך צוז א מענצוקומען אינאיינעם ,דאווענען און לער נ ען אינאיינעם .אין וויליאמסבורג דאווענען ארום הונדערט-און-פופציג אידן ,בשעת עס דינט אלס דיין ,הרה"ג ר' ישראל חיים אשרי שליט"א, מו" ץ בבי"ד דטארטיקוב .אין בארא-פארק איז פאראן א בית-המדרש פון ארום הונדערט אידן, אונטער די פירערשאפט פון הרב בראנסדורפער שליט"א. עס א יז איבעריג ארויסצוברענגען די תועלת פון היינטיגע יונגעלייט ,וועלכע האלטן זיך אינאיינעם ,זיך זעענדיג אלס תלמידים פון ישיבת שער-אפרים. אצינד איז אין פלאן צו גרינדן כוללים אין די אלע שטעט וואו עס וואוינען תלמידים פון ישיבת שער-אפרים ,וואו די תלמידים זאלן קענען ווייטער ממשיך זיין צו שטייגן און זיך ארויפארבעטן על דרך המלך ,און שטייגן מעלה מעלה על בומתי התורה.
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L to r: Jose Collazo, President; Parmanand Mana, Vice President/Spring Valley Branch Manager; Kenneth A. Martinek, Chairman & CEO; Jonathan Gilbert, Executive Vice President
A Real Community Bank • 25¢ Return Deposit Check Fee (yes, that’s correct, twenty-five cents!)
• Free Checking – Business1 or Personal
• 25¢ Return Check Fee
• Night Deposit
• Remote Deposit Capture • Commercial Loans
• No ATM Deposit Cut-Off Time • Intra-Company online Banking & Transfers
Transaction limits apply. See our Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Charges for business customers.
72 West Eckerson Road Spring Valley, NY 10977 (845) 356-5300 NEW HOURS–LOBBY & DRIVE-UP: Monday–Friday 9 AM-5 PM Saturday 9 AM-1 PM Sunday 10 AM-1 PM
Parmanand Mana Vice President Branch Manager
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