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It is almost 26 years to the day since my husband and I moved to Monsey, just weeks before the birth of our second child. While I really do my best to bake my own challah as often as possible, we all have those weeks where there just aren’t enough hours in the day. As Daughter Number Two made her debut, life became even more hectic and visions of homemade challah became an impossible dream, at least for a while. Looking for a solution during those weeks where baking from scratch wasn’t an option, we turned

to our friends, long-time Monsey residents, and asked them for the best challah bakery in town. The answer we were given was a single word answer: Frank’s. Actually, it wasn’t quite a single word. We were instructed to go to Frank’s on Thursday nights, to choose our challahs from the large racks in the back of the bakery and to pop them into the freezer as soon as we got home. We did as we were told and were amazed to find that those beautiful challahs still had that fresh, out-of-theoven taste when they were retrieved from the freezer weeks, or even months later. How did the Franks manage

A Farewell To Frank’s By Sandy Eller

to bake challahs that were so good and kept so well, and sell them at such reasonable prices? To be honest, even all these years later, I still have no idea. A family owned business for over 50 years, started by Mrs. Breindel Frank, the bakery first opened in 1965 in New Square, moving to Main Street in Monsey in the 1970s. While the sign out front read “Monsey Kosher Bake Shop,” that name was essentially ignored by locals who simply referred to the bakery as Frank’s. An integral part of the Monsey landscape, with its large white cardboard mockup of a wedding cake sitting in the display window

facing Main Street for as long as I can remember, the aroma that wafted out of the low brick building was impossible to resist. Although Frank’s heavenly challahs may have drawn customers by the hundreds before Shabbos, the bakery cases were continuously lined with tempting treats including chocolate glazed rainbow cake, row after row of gorgeous cookies and a seemingly never ending supply of creamy cakes. Their rye bread was legendary, with a crispy crust and an impossibly soft center, drawing hungry visitors like a magnet. “It was a very nice, warm place,” granddaughter Ruchy Ungar told The Monsey View.

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FAREWELL TO FRANK’S

I read the article in last week’s Monsey View about Frank’s Bakery with nostalgia. Sandy Eller captured the essence of the bakery with her heartwarming words. Growing up, Frank’s was such an integral part of our household that every Shabbos, we would wait with bated breath as my father would unpack the bag he had brought home from there. The heavenly seven layer cakes, frothed with pure goodness, the other cream cakes, and most of all the sugar cookies, affectionately called “Thank you cookies” in our home, since that’s what the box read, enhanced our Shabbos each week. This loss in Monsey will be keenly felt. S.H.

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There’s something that I just don’t understand no matter how hard I try. It’s the mountains of homework that schoolgirls come home with on a daily basis. After spending hours upon hours in school, why do they have to spend their remaining hours, when they should be unwinding, doing yet more work? Perhaps, for high school girls, this isn’t so bad, but for the little ones that go to sleep only two or three hours after they come home — it’s very disheartening. With supper, baths, and homework — when is there time to play? Perhaps the schools out there can consider cutting down the homework schedule to only once or at most, twice a week, because after all, shouldn’t our kids have time to just be kids?

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REASON # 2:

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The Cohens* were stretched to their limit financially. When their youngest daughter turned three, it was time to enroll her in school. The school agreed to accept her at a tuition of $225 per month. The parents were worried. They did not have $225 a month left over in their budget. They had no idea from where they would get the additional money, yet they knew that providing their child with a proper chinuch was not negotiable. They signed the tuition agreement. Soon after, Mr. Cohen received an unexpected pay raise of $250, which was $25 more than the tuition. Amazed at the nes, they wondered why there was an extra $25. Then they realized: gas money. The school district did not provide busing for children below the age of five. Hashem had taken every expense into consideration. Parshas Teruma details the building of the Mishkan and its keilim. We see that Hashem asked Moshe Rabbeinu and Klal Yisrael to do certain tasks for the Mishkan that were physically impossible to complete. Moshe was physically unable to make the menorah. Rashi says that Hashem told Moshe to throw the gold into the fire, and the menorah formed itself (Shemos 25:31). The Mishkan was supposed to be portable, yet the

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aron was too heavy to be carried, and the wallboards of the Mishkan were too heavy to be lifted into place. Regarding the wallboards, Rashi explains that Hashem instructed Moshe to extend his hand to the boards as if to lift them, and the boards stood up on their own (Shemos 39:33). As for the aron, the Gemara (Sota 35a) explains that

Amazed at the nes, they wondered why there was an extra $25. not only did the aron carry itself, but it carried the carriers. Many people are aware that success in gashmius is a gift from Hashem, but they do not realize that this is true in ruchnius as well. We are not responsible for the outcome of our efforts, even in ruchnius. We are only responsible for the choices we make and our hishtadlus, but the outcome is always in Hashem’s hands alone. It says in Pirkei Avos 2:16, “It is not incumbent upon you to finish the

task, but neither are you free to absolve yourself from it.” We see throughout the Torah that when people stretched themselves beyond their nature to do what was right, Hashem helped them in ways that were beyond natural. It would be impossible for the b’nei Yisroel to walk or swim through the yam suf with their babies, the elderly, and their possessions, yet Nachshon ben Aminadav understood that trying was what Hashem expected. When he reached the point at which he would drown, Hashem split the sea. When Basya reached out her hand to save the baby Moshe, there was no way she could have reached him. But she reached out anyway. She did as much as she was able, and Hashem granted her success. It was no more a miracle that the aron carried the men than it is for us to lift a glass to drink. In both cases, a person does hishtadlus and Hashem brings about the result. The difference is in the level of expectation. When a miracle occurs so often that it becomes an expectation, we call it “nature.” To raise a glass is “natural,” but for the aron to carry people is a “miracle.” Through the numerous wonders of the Mishkan, the illusory boundary between


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By Chany Rosengarten Recap: The dentist comments on Chaim Elazar’s health, and Sara is frantic with worry. Is he eating enough, sleeping enough? Does his single-minded dedication and hasmadah come at the expense of taking care of himself? When she comes home, she’s surprised by and curious about the business card left behind by the wealthy stranger. She allows him to invite himself over, despite the late hour.


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“Our house isn’t for sale,” Sara said, incredulous. estly, for me as a developer, I could turn this street into something. So I’m giving you up to 500, a lot more than it’s worth. And if you’re willing to sign on this within 30 days, I’ll sweeten the deal. But you have to move quickly.” Sara found her anger rising like a dawn mist. He thought that if he waved enough candy before their eyes, he could pluck them from their home, and just drop them elsewhere, as if they were the pieces on a Monopoly board, moved around because he wanted real estate. “We’re not moving. We’re not selling right now,” she said, again. “What does sweeten the deal mean?” Elimelech wanted to know. He was rolling up his sleeves, a sure sign he was digesting this offer. Mr. Kasten smiled. “Let’s just say you won’t regret this deal. At some point in the future, you might wake up and say, ‘Let’s sell this old place.’ And you’ll have to deal with difficult agents and pounding headaches. And you’ll find that the market value has gone down, due to fluctuations, but also because this street will already be developed, and the landscape has changed. You make a deal now, sell while it’s hot, and you know you’re good.” Sara’s eyes narrowed considerably. If a street is developed, the value goes up. Unless… was he saying he planned to change the face of this entire

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12:05 when she joined Elimelech in the living room. Sara looked at him, a question in her eyes. “He was sincere,” Elimelech said. “Monsey is changing. We can be part of that change in our small way by cashing in. That’s how we take advantage, instead of resenting the situation.” Sara remained tight-jawed. “Buying the billion dollar Powerball was stupid compared to selling a house we bought for less than two, for a full five. Think of it as an investment.” So Elimelech was convinced. Sara felt alone, completely alone in this. Manipulated, forced away from the safety of her own home, with no anchoring person to keep her in place. “You promised me,” she said, and now she buried her face in her hands, and blotted out her furious anger, her powerless feeling, her memories, her pain. “It’s true. I did promise you,” Elimelech conceded. “I’m not going to go back on it, but I just wish you would. You’re the numbers person in this family. Think about it. Marrying off Bracha Esther. Seminary. Chaim Elazar. Yeshivah. The girls, all growing up. And here we have all this money falling into our laps. And all we have to do for it, as far as work goes, is relocate. Within Monsey. I just don’t understand where you’re coming from.” “It’s a game. It’s all a game. A numbers game. This same yungerman who’s paying an unreasonable amount for our house, is the same

as those people driving up prices in Airmont and other outlying neighborhoods. Don’t think we can find a house in any place before New Jersey for 400. Prices are shooting up because people like these are paying exorbitant amounts, using them as summer homes, and leaving people like us, simple people who just want to have homes for ourselves and our children, to scramble for shelter.” “Why does that bother you if we’re on the winning team?” She couldn’t explain. It had something to do with chess pieces, and being a pawn, and losing if she played to win, and competing against herself and her own community and her children’s future, but she couldn’t babble it all out. What she could do was play her own game. Heading toward her bedroom, a counter offense already bubbled in her head, and she fell asleep with the queen in her hand, deliberately fingering its ridged crown as she contemplated her next move. 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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RIPPLES She sat in the one of those ubiquitous rear-facing seats in the back of the bus. I also sat in the back, so I saw her clearly. She was absolutely lovely. Dark, smooth skin, with just a trace of lip gloss; she clearly didn’t need more than that. She was young, perhaps twenty-five, or thirty. She wore a pastel flowing scarf, tied gracefully around her head, the ends trailing softly onto her shoulders. Perhaps her absolute loveliness was highlighted

I wanted to touch a bit of that magnificence and connection. by the way the sun shone on her through the bus window, creating a sort of halo of light around her face. Her lips moved calmly, confidently, silently. She was davening. She was connecting. When I got on the bus every morning for my fifteen-minute journey to work, I was usually so harried from the entire morning routine of getting my kids off to cheder and the babysitter, that I plopped into the nearest seat and blanked out. I just stared vacantly out of the window, not even noticing the passing scenery; recovering from my stressful morning and gearing up for another day at my office job. When I saw her, however, I

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couldn’t stop staring. She was so stunning and ethereal and I wanted to be like that— to look like her. I wanted to touch a bit of that magnificence and connection. And so the next morning, (admittedly more from a sense of vanity than of desire to connect to Hashem) I tucked my trusty Artscroll siddur that carried me through High School and Seminary— but got frightfully little use these days in all the busyness— into my pocketbook. I davened Birchos haShachar, Shema, and a little extra that morning. The next day, realizing that I had more time than I had anticipated, I continued on to parts of Pesukei D’Zimra. I then got off the bus at the stop near my office and prayed Shmonei Esrei there. It was thrilling to reconnect with my siddur, and even more exhilarating to think that I could actually fit in a complete (albeit abridged) Shacharis into my morning routine. I continued this for a few weeks until it tapered off, but those few weeks of tefillah stayed with me, as did the image of that beautiful woman connecting to her Creator. I don’t think I ever saw her again. When eventually I took on a teaching job, one of the subjects I taught was Tefillah, and I often thought of her. Whenever I find the time to daven after my kids are off to school, I feel beautiful. I connect to that time when I glimpsed the face of an angel. I once heard Rabbi Pesach Krohn tell a story of a young man who did not appear to be observant, who walked into a shul in Texas and handed the Rabbi a large donation. When asked what prompted his lar-


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Magic with Gadgets When school is out, mommies are in. Being proactive is a great way to enjoy a day with the kids. Since “bored and hungry” are the most common terms which my kids refer to when locked into the house on a snow day, I created and tweaked the following recipes using modern-day gadgets for anything but the purpose they were created for. This was true fun entertainment with delicious results. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did. Stock up on ingredients for any or all of these recipes, and you’ll be looking forward to snow vacation.

Make sure there’s adult supervision when any of the gadgets are used!


COOKIE S’MORE POPS

1 package chocolate fudge cookies marshmallow cream

peanut putter ground coconut chocolate chips

Spread a layer of peanut butter on half of the cookies, and a layer of marshmallow fluff on the other half. Sprinkle coconut onto the peanut butter layer and chocolate chips onto the marshmallow fluff. Form a sandwich, using one of each. Place sandwiches in parchment bag or in silver foil. (The parchment bags don’t retain heat, making it easier to handle.) Set iron to highest heat setting. Iron the wrapped sandwich for approximately 1 ½ to 2 minutes per side.

Ever wondered where the word “s’more” comes from? I imaging that it’s called this way because everyone always wants s’more.

Remove from wrapper and stick in a pop stick for an exciting treat!

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Yields approximately 20 triangles. I was lucky to have my teenage daughter’s classmates over while creating these delectable pancakes. I did a taste test on all thirteen of them, with rave reviews! Make sure your sandwich maker is thoroughly cleaned, so that they shouldn’t pick up a lingering pizza flavor.

Pancake batter: 2 eggs 2 c. flour 1 c. milk 4 tsp. baking powder 3 oz. oil ½ tsp. kosher salt ½ c. sugar

Filling: 4 oz. cream cheese 1 tsp vanilla sugar 1 good quality milk chocolate

Mix all batter ingredients until well combined. Mix cream cheese with vanilla sugar and break chocolate bar into approximately 20 pieces. Grease the surface of the sandwich maker and heat. Pour in one ounce of batter into each section. Place ½ tsp. cream cheese and 1 piece of chocolate into the center of the batter. Smooth batter with a spoon to conceal filling. Cook approximately 3 minutes

CHOC-CHEESE FILLED TRIANGLES

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I was sure that this would be a 1-23 creation, but boy was I wrong. A regular potato latke batter just didn’t do well in the waffle maker. Only after trying several times, did I realize that the addition of flour enabled the waffle to keep its shape. The end result was this dense and savory potato waffle.

5 loose potatoes 1 small purple onion 1/3 cup flour 3 eggs

Finely chop potatoes, onion, and eggs in food processor. Add rest of ingredients. Heat waffle maker and spray with oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

POTATO WAFFLES

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2 ½ tsp. Kosher salt ½ tsp. baking powder 1/3 tsp. black pepper ¼ c. oil


ICED CAPPUCCINO There is evidence that drinking a cold drink will actually warm you up! Huh? Find it hard to believe? The science behind it is that your body will heat up to counterbalance the frost, which you ingested. If the temperature drop is tempting you to revisit summer memories, you can have your favorite iceddrink, guilt free!

1. Chop ice in a snow cone machine. 2. Pour over desired amount of Aromaville Cappuccino liquid drink mix, stir, and enjoy!

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Primary Elections By Ruchel Lebovits

Over the past week, it became apparent that for the remaining candidates, the race has become “real.” As more candidates withdraw and the numbers get tighter, the rhetoric has gotten far more aggressive. The candidates have come out swinging, forcefully attacking each other’s records and positions. Coming off of Monday’s Iowa Caucuses, Donald Trump attacked Ted Cruz saying he won the election fraudulently. His basis: On Monday, Ben Carson’s campaign had announced that the candidate would not be heading to New Hampshire, but instead would be returning to Florida. Many in

As more candidates withdraw and the numbers get tighter, the rhetoric has gotten far more aggressive. the media immediately speculated that he must be ending his campaign. The Cruz camp quickly sent out a memo asking their chairs in each precinct to mention this to the people caucusing, in order to capture the votes of anyone who had intended to vote for Carson. This isn’t directly against election rules, but apparently Donald Trump could not handle the defeat. Another candidate who did well in Iowa and gained a lot of momentum off of that win was Marco Rubio. This, of course, B AT T L E did not get by his fellow candidates. Both Jeb Bush and Chris NATIONAL Christie — two candidates who TRUMP 29.5 view Rubio as one of their bigCRUZ 21.0 gest threats — focused heavRUBIO 17.8 ily on anti-Rubio campaignCARSON 7.8 ing. They also ripped Rubio to BUSH 4.3 shreds in the debate that took place between the Republican NATIONAL Candidates the past weekend. CLINTON 49.3 They repeatedly pointed out SANDERS 36.0 the similarity between him and President Obama — a one-term

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But of course, as indicated last week in Iowa, the people of New Hampshire might still surprise us. Senator with little experience. The argued that he was robotic, sticking to the talking points, and doesn’t have the mettle to be the President of the United States. Rubio hit back by saying that he was voicing what he believed in and would repeat it. On the Democratic side — because of the paperthin margin of Hillary Clinton’s win, as well as the fact that six separate precincts were won by Hillary via coin toss — the Sanders campaign asked for a recount. So far the numbers still have Hillary winning, but the margin has drawn even closer, within .25 of a percent. On Tuesday, February 3rd, Senator Rand Paul announced that he was withdrawing from the race, saying, “Although today I will suspend my campaign for President, the fight is far from over. I will continue to carry the torch for Liberty in the United States Senate and I look forward to earning the privilege to represent the people of Kentucky for another term.” On Wednesday, February 4th, former Senator Rick Santorum followed suit, announcing that he would leave the race and that he was endorsing POLLS

FOR THE WHITE HOUSE RCP POLL AVERAGES NEW HAMPSHIRE

SOUTH CAROLINA

TRUMP 30.7

TRUMP 36.0

RUBIO 14.4

CRUZ 19.7

KASICH 13.0

RUBIO 12.7

CRUZ 12.4

BUSH 10.0

BUSH 11.3

CARSON 8.7

NEW HAMPSHIRE

SOUTH CAROLINA

SANDERS 53.9

SANDERS 62.0

CLINTON 40.7

CLINTON 32.5


Primary Elections By Ruchel Lebovits

NEW HAMPSHIRE GOP POLL

DATE

TRUMP

RUBIO

CRUZ

KASICH

BUSH

CHRISTIE FIORINA CARSON SPREAD

ARG

2/7-2/8 33 14 10 17 9 8 3 1 TRUMP +16

CNN/WMUR

2/4-2/8

31

17

10

14

7

4

5

3

TRUMP +14

EMERSON

2/4-2/7

31

12

13

11

16

6

7

3

TRUMP +15

UMASS LOWELL/7NEWS

2/5-2/7

34

13

13

10

10

5

4

3

TRUMP +21

GRAVIS

2/7-2/7

28

15

17

11

14

6

5

3

TRUMP +11

MONMOUTH

2/4-2/65

30

13

12

14

13

6

5

4

TRUMP +16

BOSTON HERALD/FPU

2/2-2/6

31

15

16

11

10

5

4

3

TRUMP +15

G O P D E L E G AT E C O U N T STATE

CRUZ

TRUMP

RUBIO

CARSON

BUSH FIORINA KASICH HUCKABEE PAUL CHRISTIE

IOWA

8 7 7 3 1 1 1 1 1 0

TOTAL

8 7 7 3 1 1 1 1 1 0

NEW HAMPSHIRE DEM

D E M D E L E G AT E C O U N T STATE CLINTON SANDERS

POLL

DATE

SANDERS CLINTON SPREAD

IOWA 23

21

ARG

2/6-2/7

53

44

SANDERS +9

TOTAL 23

21

CNN/WMUR

2/4-2/8

61

35

SANDERS +26

EMERSON

2/4-2/7

54

42

SANDERS +12

UMASS LOWELL/7NEWS

2/5-2/7

56

40

SANDERS +16

MONMOUTH

2/4-2/6

52

42

SANDERS +10

BOSTON HERALD/FPU

2/2-2/6

51

44

SANDERS +7

BOSTON GLOBE/SUFFOLK

2/2-2/4

50

41

SANDERS +9

Marco Rubio. He sent out a message to his supporters, saying, “So thankful and grateful for your support. Just not our year. So today please join me in supporting Marco Rubio.”

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Going into this primary election, the polls indicate that Donald Trump has a comfortable lead and will come in at first place. The contest seems to be about who will get second place, with the polls being vastly contradictory. Over the last week, Marco Rubio increased his numbers steadily, but that appears to have halted after the debate. John Kasich, who has been doing well in New Hampshire all along had fluctuating numbers, with some polls giving him a strong second, while others placed him at third or even farther behind. Bush and Cruz seem to have a fighting chance, while the rest have been polling in the single digits only. But of course, as indicated last week in Iowa, the people of New Hampshire might still surprise us. Follow us next week for results and analyses.

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Life’s Journey

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By Chaya Liba Aarons

There’s a lot of poetry about

the peace of Shabbos after candle-lighting. Jewish mothers await the special aura, the inspiration, the davening. The chance to collapse on the couch and release the week’s tension. To have ultimate quality time, when nothing else in the world beckons. From all of the above, the only factor that applies to me is the candle-lighting. And I can only afford to close my eyes for the thirty seconds it takes to make the brachah— and then I assess what crisis is waiting to happen. Usually, Nachman starts opening the wine bottle. If I indulge in another six seconds of closed-eyes-ecstasy, it is too late. After that, there is no aura, inspiration, or formal davening. There’s no collapsing on the couch, no chance for quality time. It’s straight outside to the awe of the park. In the mini park with the lone swing set I’m lucky to have right outside our house, we spend the hour-and-a-half until Tatty comes home. I push Nachman and Chavy on the swings, my eyes and thoughts drifting to other places. I watch teenagers chatting and laughing in pairs. They are so free. I, baruch Hashem, have a family of my own and I am blessed. But I am trapped. Even here, in the park, I’m trapped… Nachman’s had enough of the swings. I groan. I groan plenty; even cry, though I wish I

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Life’s Journey

“Nachman!” I grab him and try to hold him tight. Maybe I can do this until Aryeh comes home… could laugh more. I forget to laugh sometimes. I am so busy running after Nachman that I fail to notice the comedy in it. I, his mother, twenty-two years his senior, am at the mercy of a two-year-old. Nachman has more energy than his mother, that’s for sure. Do I have energy for him? It’s a good question. Nachman climbs up my neighbor’s car and in an instant, is jumping on its roof. I run, ordering him down, but he laughs. “Nachman!” “NACHMAN!” But Nachman just jumps and laughs. What do I do - climb onto the car, and pull him down? Itty, my neighbor and friend, walks by. Instead of stopping to chat, she stops and stares. Then she turns to me. “Um, Chaya Liba—“ “Yeah, Nachman’s climbing on the car.” She draws her eyebrows together, peering at me. And that is when I know that while she lives just across the street, she lives in a different world. And I know that I am utterly, totally alone. “So maybe just—“ “Tell him to come down? It doesn’t work.” “So just walk away from here.” Nachman will climb up any car he sees. I continue the conversation in my mind: Then why don’t you just go home? Because either Nachman will throw the dollhouse at the baby, or he’ll stick his hands into the candles. “Nachman! Please…come down already! The—the Tatty doesn’t let!” I’m begging my two-year-old, not ordering. I know I sound weak, but I’m so unconvinced of my power that I almost can’t help it. The audience gets larger. A gruff voice sounds utterly close, and for a second I almost explode in joy that my

husband’s come home and he’ll help me restrain Nachman. But it isn’t. “Don’t tell him the Tatty doesn’t let; say it’s muktzeh.” Our neighbor Mr. Meyers walks on before I can register what he’d said. Advice: Welcome the golden opportunity to instill Yiddishkeit in the child. I look from Itty to Mr. Meyer’s retreating shadow and close my eyes for a second. Where are these people living??? I open my eyes and they are wet. “Nachman!” I grab him and try to hold him tight. Maybe I can do this until Aryeh comes home… But Nachman flings off my glasses and sends them skidding down the sidewalk. He jumps from my arms and runs after them. Oh, good, at least he’ll give them back to me! Well, he has other plans. He picks up the glasses and aims them farther down the block. I run after my glasses half a block down and pick up the chipped thing, while holding the baby in my arms and squeezing Nachman’s hand together with the glasses until my palm hurts. He can’t run away from me again. I trudge back toward our house, not bothering to hide the tears escaping from my eyes. I’m too busy looking all around for the miraculous sight of Aryeh. Finally, Aryeh rescues me and hoists Nachman onto his shoulders. In the house across the street, in the moment before I realize I shouldn’t be looking into others’ windows (whose curtains are open a tad too wide), I spot Itty sitting on her couch, reading. Sitting. Reading. I’m breathless for a moment. Do people really do that? Pain slices through my chest. Please, Hashem, make that miracle happen to me one day, too. I force my lips into a smile, just for myself. I believe. To be continued...

All identifying details of the people in this column have been changed to protect anonymity.

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‫מתוך שמחה ורגשי גיל וחדוה מביעים אנו בזה את מיטב‬ ‫ברכותנו החמים לידידנו היקר‪ , ,‬מוכתר בקילוסין ומעוטר‬ ‫בנימוסין‪ ,‬מקבל כל אדם בסבר פנים יפות‪ ,‬עדיו לגאון‬ ‫ולתפארת‪ ,‬יורד לעומקה של דבר‪ ,‬רוח שמים ורוח הבריות‬ ‫נוחים הימנו‪ ,‬יקר רוח ולב טוב‪ ,‬לן בעומקה של חסידות‪,‬‬ ‫יראתו קודמת לחכמתו‪ ,‬אין גומרין עליו את ההלל‪ ,‬ה"ה‬

‫החתן יצחק נפתלי צבי קאהן‬

‫ני״ו‬

‫בן הרה״ח ר׳ בערל קאהן הי״ו‬ ‫לרגל שמחת אירוסיו למזל טוב‬ ‫עב״ג הכלה בת ר וואלף לאנדא הי״ו‬ ‫ברכתנו צרופה בזה‪ ,‬שיהא קשר זה קשר של קימא‪ ,‬ובנין עדי‬ ‫עד‪ ,‬ותזכה לבנות בית נאמן בישראל‪ ,‬ולהעמיד דורות ישרים‬ ‫ומבורכי‪ ,‬תורה וגדולה יתאחדו על שלחניך‪ ,‬ותזכה לחיי‬ ‫ארוכי בני ברוכי ומזוני רוויחי‪ ,‬מתוך בריאות הגוף והנפש‪,‬‬ ‫ואך טוב וחסד ירדפוך כל ימי חייך עד ביאת גואל צדק‬ ‫שיבוא במהרה בימינו ונאמר אמן‪.‬‬ ‫המאחלים מקרב הלב‬

‫נפתלי אונגער‬

‫יוסף אליעזר לויפער‪ ,‬אברהם בלום‪ ,‬יהושע זאפיר‪ ,‬הערשל רובינשטיין‪ ,‬יוסף‬ ‫גאלדבערגער‪ ,‬דוד הערש וויינגארטן‪ ,‬אברהם משה שניטצער‪ ,‬הלל ליכטענשטיין‪,‬‬ ‫שמואל גאלדשטיין‪ ,‬מאיר האפמאן‪ ,‬שמעון פאזן‪ ,‬מרדכי בייער‪ ,‬מרדכי‬ ‫האכמאן‪ ,‬אלי׳ פליישער‪ ,‬יואל סנדיק‪ ,‬אהרן ברוך בערגער‪ ,‬יעקב כהן‪ ,‬משה‬ ‫לאנגזאם‪ ,‬שמואל מאנדעלבוים‪ ,‬ישראל מרגליות‪ ,‬אהרן גערבער‪.‬‬


Wellspring ofWISDOM By: Kaila Weingarten, MS Ed

Wellspring Early Intervention Service Coordinator

Attention, Please! What’s ADHD?

Young children can be an active bunch. So how can you tell if your energetic cutie has ADHD? Usually, the unruly behavior is extreme. These are the children that are “running, jumping, climbing on everything; they can’t sit still, they talk all the time,” says Steven Cuffe, MD. “They’re often described as ‘on the go’ or ‘driven by a motor.’” ADHD is a diagnosis that should not be made quickly. Parents and teachers may wonder if a child who is restless or doesn’t usually pay attention may possibly have ADHD. However, this is a specific diagnosis which should be made by a trained professional with careful testing, observation, and parent/teacher interviewing over time. According to the American Psychiatric Association, to be diagnosed with ADHD one must present at least six symptoms of inattention or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Some of these symptoms must be present before the age of seven and cause impairment in at least two settings. There must be clear, significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning. While you may see warning signs early on, the diagnosis usually comes a little later. You can detect and begin improving behavior problems as early as 8 months.

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WHAT ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ADHD IN CHILDREN? • unprovoked aggression and destructiveness • inability to sit still for calm activities like eating and having books read to them • excessive talking and noise-making • running around from toy to toy, constantly in motion • trouble completing tasks before getting bored • difficulty listening, as a result of distraction • problems following instructions and processing information Inattention is a key sign of ADHD. However, “Attention span has to be contextualized,” says Neal Rojas, M.D. “Are we talking about the first thing in the morning, the middle of day, before naptime, before bedtime? I tell [parents] that they will see a variation throughout the day. Attention span is elastic.” How long should your child be able to concentrate? You should notice attention increasing as your child grows. 8 – 15 months Any new activity or event will dis-


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tract your child, but s/he can usually attend for one minute or a little longer to a single toy or activity. 16 – 19 months Notice a minimal increase in attention to 2-3 minutes. 20 – 24 months Your child is easily distracted by sounds, but can stay attentive to an activity for 3-6 minutes. 25 – 36 months Attention span is still limited, at 5-8 minutes. 3 – 4 years A nice improvement in concentration, to 8-10 minutes. 5 years Your child can focus on an interesting activity for 10 -15 minutes. A small group of children can work or play together without interruption for 10-25 minutes. 6-years Your child may remain interested in something for as much as 30 minutes. Medication is usually suggested for relief of ADHD, especially in severe cases. However, medication alone is not the simple answer. Is it possible for laymen to help hyperactive behaviors? Consulting with a professional to work out a specific plan based on your child’s needs is always wise. Here are some general ideas that work. Firstly, accept the fact that your child is intrinsically active and energetic. The hyperactivity is not intentional. Don’t ex-

pect to eliminate it, but merely to bring it under control. Provide a place to release energy; it can’t be stored. Daily activities such as running, sports, and long walks are good outlets. Encourage your child to play with one toy at a time, and keep the rest out of sight. This can increase the amount of time s/he’ll play with one object. Household routines are especially vital for a hyperactive child. Keep the times for wakeup, meals, and bedtime as regular as possible. ADHD symptoms are made worse by sleep deprivation and hunger. Predictable daily events help your child’s responses become more predictable. Try to keep your environment relatively quiet to encourage thinking, listening, and reading. Maintain firm discipline. Hy-

peractive children are unquestionably difficult to manage. Rules should be formulated mainly to prevent harm to your child and to others. Aggressive behavior, such as biting, hitting, and pushing, should not be accepted as the norm. However, you can’t expect your child to stay still. Enforce a few important rules and add others at your child’s pace. Don’t forget, encouraging attentive behavior is key in preparation for school. Increased attention span and persistence can be taught at home. Don’t expect teachers to change children. Set aside several brief periods each day to teach listening skills by reading to youngsters. Start with picture books, and progress to stories. Teach games, and increase the difficulty by working up to puzzles, card and board games. Matching pictures is another excellent way to build concentration span. Don’t forget to praise your child as you go along. This process is slow but invaluable.

Remember, give attention to get attention. And time works wonders!

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NEXT WEEK my 6-inch heeled shoe, but my trusty spray bottle with my own special mixture, the one that my household fondly calls the PraySH (which in technical words means Pray, Spray and Hope it’ll become clean) that was patiently sitting undisturbed next to my bed. Earlier that day my 4-year-old apparently thought my bedside was designated for Expo marker art. So before turning in for the night, I scrubbed away — and after 16 minutes finally admitted defeat. I figured I’d continue in the morning with Ajax, St. Moritz, Soft Scrub and an army of others, but was too exhausted to run down and return the spray to its designated place. So there I was, grabbing hold of my trusty PraySH bottle in lieu of pepper spray… Anyways, where was I? Yes, yes. Back to cleaning. At the end of the day, all of you will be sitting around the

Doesn’t it sometimes feel like you’ve been cleaning forever? snack aisle, sighed when I mentioned Pesach. Mothers around the globe experience a feeling of helplessness, when it comes to cleaning the home from top to bottom, and the middle too. Everyone loves a spotless house, but not the endless chores that come with it. Doesn’t it sometimes feel like you’ve been cleaning forever? The other night, a thumping noise woke me. Heart pounding, I checked my phone. It was 3:47 am. Gingerly groping in the dark, I grabbed my first choice of weapon; no, not

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gleaming table eating the longawaited marror, at the same time. The question remains, however, (no, it’s not one of the four questions, though it might qualify for the fifth) how some sit down to matzoh with eyes actually open, while others have to be woken from their gentle snoring in time for shulchan orech. The good news is that with a little planning ahead, a bit of humor, lots of dancing with the broom and Chazak’s number on speed dial, all of you can arrive to the seder in a calm frame of mind, relaxed—and still be wide awake to steal the afikomen. In my (not biased at all) opinion, a home where the closets are organized from the inside out — y’know, not just shoving the closet doors closed with the help of your 6’2” son— is a home where calmness permeates, where the mere word “Pesach” puts a smile on your face, and makes you appreciate the beautiful parts of yom tov and enjoy the cleaning process too! In the coming weeks we will tackle each room of your humble abode. Whether you have a mansion, colonial, split level, high ranch, semi-attached, 4, 5, or 6 bedroom apartment— or


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MONOPOLY • During the Great Depression, when cash was scarce, Charles Darrow, an out-of-work engineer designed a game in which players compete for massive riches. He never imagined that Monopoly would become the best-selling board game of all time! • But not all men have the freedom to dream of better and more lucrative days. In communist Cuba, Fidel Castro banned Monopoly. • Darrow first tried to sell Parker Brothers on his idea, but it rejected the game, claiming it had 52 design errors. Undeterred, Darrow sold 5,000 handmade sets in a Philadelphia department store. Parker Brothers promptly changed its mind, and a year after rejecting it, chose to manufacture Monopoly, a move they did not regret. • During World War II, the Nazis allowed Allied POWs (prisoners of war) to play board games sent by the British government to its imprisoned soldiers. Inside Monopoly boxes, the British government (with the cooperation of the game’s publisher), hid real banknotes among the monopoly money - and tools, compasses, metal files, and silk maps were also concealed inside the games. Many POWs escaped in this manner. • Parker Brothers prints 30 times more Monopoly money each year than the U.S. Mint prints in real currency! • While all real estate on the Monopoly board is named after real properties, Marvin Gardens doesn’t exist. Marven Gardens is real, but there’s a typo on the board that never got fixed. • According to Monopoly rules, If the bank runs out of money, you’re required to print more or draw extra cash by hand. But a group of players who once ran out of money during a 161-hour marathon, didn’t have to do that. Parker Brothers sent them extra cash by plane and an armored car. • The game’s mascot used to be named Rich Uncle Pennybags, before it was changed to Mr. Monopoly.

CHUTES AND LADDERS • The moral lesson of “Snakes and Ladders,” as it was originally called in the U.S., was that through good deeds you’ll reach the top, and when you do wrong, you will fall, but you can make your way back up! The original game had “Squares of Virtue”, such as Faith, Reliability, and Generosity, which led up, and squares of desire, like Disobedience, Vanity, and Selfishness, which led down. • The phrase “back to square one” mostly likely originated from the game.

SCRABBLE • Originally, Scrabble was called “Lexico.” • If you’re ever stuck with a Q, without a U, take heart. There are 84 words in the English language that include a Q without a U. • The highest-scoring word you can open with is “muzjiks” (a Russian peasant). • In Scrabble, using all of your letters in one turn is called a Bingo. • The inventor determined how many of each letter there should be by counting letters on the pages of popular newspapers. • One in three American households has a Scrabble set. • Official Scrabble tournaments use totally flat tiles so players can’t pick the letters they want by “brailing” and feeling the surface of the tiles.

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By Shevy Hollander

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BOARD GAMES

Chess

Checkers

Scrabble

Monopoly

Clue

TRIVIAL PURSUIT • Trivial Pursuit was created when two Canadian editors were annoyed upon finding that pieces of their Scrabble game were missing. Instead of playing Scrabble, they decided to make their own game. • Those editors may have been brilliant and very knowledgeable, but they were not business savvy. When they first began selling Trivial Pursuit, they lost 60 dollars on each game. Each set cost them $75 to manufacture, and they sold it for $15, so that retailers could mark it up to $29.95. • The makers of Trivial Pursuit were sued for $300,000 by an author of a trivia encyclopedia, who claimed that more than a quarter of the game’s questions had been taken from his book. How did he know? In order to catch duplicators, he had deliberately put one incorrect fact in his book which had been included in the Trivial Pursuit game. The author lost the court case on the grounds that facts cannot be copyrighted. And that’s a fact. So go ahead - feel free to share these game facts with anyone you know!

CHESS • In the middle ages, chess was a noble game used to learn war strategy and was thusly dubbed the “King’s Game.” • Expert Chess players are believed to have 100,000—300,000 patterns stored in their memory. • Talking is not permitted during a game of Chess. It’s not required to announce “check,” only “checkmate.” • In Chess, if a player is in a truly hopeless position, it’s proper etiquette to resign rather than draw out the game. • Why do Yidden love chess so much, and in fact, make up over half of the world’s chess champions? Talmidei chachamim are trained in the intricacies, obstacles, and thinking involved in examining a sugya from every angle. It is no wonder that a mind trained in Torah learning excels at chess! There really is nothing like a Yiddishe kup.

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By Miriam Maytelis It’s Chodesh Adar! And we’ve got a big bonus: a double one this year! That means even more happy days with great opportunities for fun, happy activities. Try some of our Purim’diga entertainment to get into the right spirit.

PURIM PUPPET SHOW

2-10+

Forget the brown paper bags; this upscale version of a puppet show will result in giggles and fun experimentation. Simply cut the Purim characters out of hard black paper and attach each one to a pop stick or skewer. Turn off the lights and shine a flashlight on an empty wall. Place the puppets in the stream of light and act out a spooky Purim scene! Feel free to make your own characters, animals, palace, trees, etc. When your Purim puppets get tired, try creating animal shadows using your hands and fingers. (see diagram)

30 minutes2 hours

hard black paper, pop sticks or skewers, flashlight


4-15+

When you think of Purim what comes to mind? It can’t be complete without a happy, dancing clown! Make your Purim all the more fun and festive by constructing one out of balloons. Gather a bunch of colorful balloons in various sizes and start blowing! You can keep it simple

GIANT HEADACHE GAME

balloons, yarn, yarn needle, double-sided tape

30 minutes2+ hours

or try your hand at designing amazing creations. To connect balloons when you want to form a cluster for hair, hands, etc., you can either tie the knots together or sew them together with the yarn. When sewing balloons together, make sure only to punch a hole in the little end after

3-12+

30 minutes- 1 hour

CLOWNING AROUND the knot; you don’t want those balloons popping mid-work! To connect balloons when there aren’t two ends available, (like the buttons, nose, etc.) you can use a piece of double-sided tape to keep everything in place. Ready for the clown contest? Show us your creation!

white tablecloth or white oak tag, colored plastic cups, colored paper or colored paint

Remember the old game Headache? You know, that game where the pieces went around the board and it was a headache to get them back home? Add fun to the headache by creating this ultra-deluxe version! You can make the board out of a big white tablecloth or oaktag. Then, create the game board by cutting large circles from colored paper, or you can put on a plastic smock and grab some paint brushes to paint the circles. Once the game board is ready, all you need are colorful plastic cups which can be bought in Amazing Savings or other party supplies stores. Use a regular die or make a humongous one out of a small tissue box. Roll the die and let the game begin! Who can bring all their cups back home first?

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Hindy Roth is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with many years of experience successfully treating children using therapy techniques tailored to benefit each individual child.

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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.

The Monsey View does not take responsibility for faxes that don’t come through.

Winners: Weiss xxx-2335 Deutscher xxx-0836 160 points Supper on us! A pizza pie, fries, and ice cream delivered to your door. Congratulations to S. Friedman, xxx-2890, who was the winner of the boggle board in Issue 35. Contact Chai Pizza to claim your prize.

Runner Ups: TOP 3 Steinmetz xxx-2110 - 158 points Trany Knobloch - xxx-6284 - 157 points Tauber - xxx-8441 - 157 points Pick up your free slice and ice cream at Chai Pizza

Prize must be claimed within six weeks. Please have the issue number where your name appears handy.

All submissions are checked against the Merriam-Webster 11th Edition paper/table dictionary. (pictured) Words found in the electronic or online dictionary – which are not in the table dictionary – will not be credited. Due to the high volume of submissions that we look through, a word list with more than two ineligible words will be disqualified.

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Each week we will feature a sight in Monsey for you to recognize and place. How well do you know our town?

in Our Town

Last week’s picture is of Refuah Health Center on Twin Ave.

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SURVEY: TRAVELING AROUND TOWN 1.

How do you usually get around locally?

I walk I drive I use taxis I use public transportation I have a family member or friend drive me 2. How much do you pay for taxis a month?

I don’t use taxis

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$100+

3. How do you feel about car travel in Monsey?

It is frustrating to constantly be stuck in traffic. I find that I’m always playing role of chauffeur, something I don’t relish. If I weren’t so rushed I’d love to walk everywhere, but usually find myself in the car. I enjoy to go for a car ride. 4. How do you feel when you have to take a car service?

They’re such a big part of my life; what’s the big deal? Frustrated! I usually wait very long As long as I avoid certain car services I’m fine

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5. How does traveling/traffic affect your shopping habits?

I shop in the stores closest to my home. I usually make phone orders and use messenger services to avoid going out. I became very organized; I go shopping once a week and tackle all my errands. I enjoy going shopping, even though getting there may be a hassle. What’s the big deal; I just go. 6. Do you use the local shopper’s bus?

At least once a week Occasionally I’ve never figured out the bus system! I only use it for farther locations, like going to Nanuet, Palisades, Pomona etc 7. Can you share any tips or solutions for keeping your car clean?

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The View from…

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Learn to Draw

LEARN TO DRAW WITH FAIGY ROTHMAN

STEP 1

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STEP 6

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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*Art submissions become the property of The Monsey View and will not be returned.


Menachem Yisroel Berger Rachmistrivka - Age 8

Baila Gradman Bais Rochel - Age 8

Pessy Spitz Bais Rochel - Age 8

Rochel Malky Katz Bais Rochel - Age 5

Diny Tessler Age 6

Hindy Greenfeld Viznitz - Age 8

Sheina Fisher

Roizy Gelb Pupa - Age 8

Chayala Golovenzitz Bais Trany - Age 6

Rivky Benedikt Bais Rochel - Age 5

Ruchmy Wolodarsky Avir Yaakov - Age 8

Rivka Ei Pupa -

Rivky Srulowitz Viznitz - Grade 4

Miriam Devora Bobov - Age 8

Yitty Frank Bais Trany - Age 9

Chaim D Bobov -

R.L. Pupa - Age 14

Goldy Lefkowitz Bais Esther - Age 10

Yitzchok Cohen Bas Mikroh - Age 9

Shevy Os Bais Malk


Miriam D. Griffel Bobov - 3rd Grade

Sura Zissy Cisner Bobov - Age 6

Esther Shaindy Katz Bais Rochel - Age 9

Sura Rivki Altman Klausenberg - Age 9

idy Kraus - Age 5

Deutsch - Age 8

streicher ka - Age 6

Kaila Kovitz Bais Yaakov of RC - Age 7

Avrumy Golovenzitz Skver - Age 5

CMB Ateres Bonos

Leah Berkowitz Bais Yaakov Elementary - Age 6

Chayala Braun Avir Yaakov

Bracha Sabel Bais Rochel - Age 11

Shifra Porgesz Belz -Age 9

Mindy Friedman Bais Rochel - Age 8

Chany B. Toras Emachu - First Grade

Chaya Hindy Tauber Bobov - Age 9

Y.Y. Fromowitz Skver

Aviva Berkowitz Aterest Bais Yaako - Age 13

Rivky Lichter Pupa - Age 10


Bracha Weiss Bas Mikroh - Age 11

Henchy Wertzberger Bnos Yisroel Viznitz - Age 11

Hudis Wertzberger Bnos Yisroel Viznitz- Age 11

Raizy Aber

Sarah Fradel Aber

Yoel Aharon Friedman Vien - Age 5

Miriam Raizy Weiser Bais Esther - Age 7

Esther B. Weiser Bais Esther - Age 9

Chany Fogel Toras Emachu - Age 11

Perel Cohen Viznitz - Age 11

Roizy Karniol Viznitz - Age 6

Chavy Bais Chinuch H

Baily Felberbaum Skver - Age 9

Rivka Wiener Age 6

Chayala Katz Viznitz - Age 7

Dovid Vien -

Chaya Shaindy Rosenberg Ateres Bonois - Age 8

Bais Rochel School Age 9

Shaindy Spira Viznitz - Age 9

Esther Ratza Viznitz


Esther Tychuk Bas Mikroh - Age 10

Tzuchi Satmar - Age 6

Ruchy Spira Skver - Age 7

E.R.G. Skver - Age 8

Sury Kalish Bais Malka - Age 6

Chaya Malky Rottenberg Viznitz - Age 7

Mindy Feinroth Bais Rochel - Age 11

Malky Steinmetz Bnos Yisroel Viznitz - Age 7

Landau Hayoshon - Age 8

Fischer - Age 8

a Wertzberger z - Age 11

Esty Fleischman Belz - Age 8

Esty Feldman Avir Yakov - Age 8

Meir Yechiel Schweitzer Belz - Age 8

Yochanen Steiner Satmar - Age 8

Zevi G. Vien - Age 9

Sarah Faygie Feldman Bais Shifra Miriam - Age 9

Chaya Hindy Tauber Bobov - Age 9

Bassy Friedman Ateres Bonois - Age 10

Nichy Landau Age 5


Malky Benedikt Age 8 Bais Rochel

Malky Benedikt Age 8 Bais Rochel

Moishy Braun

Schwartz Family

Family Rosenbaum

Duvy Neuschloss 7 yrs Titanic made of lego

Yoshaya Rosenthal

Shaina Wertzberger

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Kalmish and Shmilly W.

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Tea Time at the Liebsters

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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Still don’t see your picture in print? Don’t worry! Due to the overwhelming amount of submissions we received, it may take a while until you see yours in print. You can still send your magnet creation to comments@ themonseyview.com

Avrumi Wiznitzer

Avrumy Itzkowitz age 5

Blimy Waldman - Age 9

Chaim Meir (5) & Yosef Shalom (3) Halperin

Rivky Weisz

Rivky R. Age 6

Rivky Liebster

Raizy Portugal Age 4

POLICE STATION Yaakov (7) and Shmuli (4) Touretski

Menachem Zev Portugal - zoo

Roth Family

Roth Family

Sara Baily Portugal Dollhouse

Shloimy’s tunnel

Sossy Wachsman Beis Trany

Tuli & Moshe Kahn

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Y Yechial Portugal Age 6

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‫משי קאהל און ארי’ קופפערמאן‬

Rivky Fulop

R. Chin

Bruchy Chany schmelczer

Nutovics

Kohn

Malky and Moishy Fuhrer

Shaya Rosenberg 7 Years Old

Leah Birnhack 5 yrs old

Faigy Wosner - Age 4

Empire State Building by Mordechai Don Applegrad

Elya S. Mandel

Dovid Katzburg

a small town with kids going to school created by Mishpachas Blumenberg

Nachmy Knopfler 4 1-2

Moshe Yitzchak Berko

Momo Silverberg, age 3.

Michael Buxbaum Age 5

Mayer and Chaim Braun

Malka wertzberger

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Real Estate

Choosing a Real Estate Agent

by Ann Zeilingold There is so much information online, making it easier than ever to be an informed consumer when buying or selling a home. Yet the digital revolution has done little to lessen the importance of choosing the right real estate agent to work with you. The right agent can help you buy your dream house or sell your existing home quickly. The wrong agent can botch the transaction, leaving you with egg on your face and nowhere to call home. Despite the high stakes, many buyers and sellers give little thought to choosing an agent, whether they’re buying or selling. When choosing an agent, get recommendations from friends and relatives, and see which agents are buying and selling the most homes in your neighborhood. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about how many listings the agent has, how many homes she has sold in your area, how often she will communicate with you – and in what format – and who she will represent in the transaction. If you’re a seller, ask how the agent will market your home, who the target buyer is, and how he will get your home in front of those preferred buyers. Here are five red flags to watch for when choosing a real estate agent: The agent suggests the highest price for your house. If you’re selling your house, get listing presentations from

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The wrong agent can botch the transaction, leaving you with egg on your face and nowhere to call home.

at least three agents, who will tell you what comparable homes have sold for and how long they take to sell. The agents are all looking at the same data, so the suggested listing price should be close. Pricing a home too high at the start often means it will take longer to sell, and ultimately sell for less. “If you’re too high for the market, buyers will not even look at it because they know you’re not realistic,” says Tirtza Beer, a local Real Estate Agent with Realty Teams. “The longer your property sits on the market, the more people are going to think there’s something wrong with it.” The agent does real estate on the side, part time. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, you want to choose an agent who is actively following the market every day. If you’re buying, you want an agent who can jump on new listings and show them to you immediately. If you’re the seller, you’ll want an agent who is always available to show your home to prospect i v e buy-


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the market yet. “It’s really a very local business,” Tirtza says. The agent is a poor negotiator or fails to keep up with details of the transaction. In many cases, the most important work of an agent is not to find the home but to make sure the sale closes. That includes making sure the buyer is preapproved for a mortgage, the home is free of liens before it goes on the market, the appraisal is accurate and issues raised by the home inspection are addressed.

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.

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 ann@annzeilingold.com

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Brand New Boro Park Hatters hat size 57 / 70 please call 718-2161927

48” BEDS FOR SALE 2 48” Taupe/Gray suede Drexel headboards with mattress and box spring for sale. Brand new condition.(used less than 2 weeks) 845-426-2925

FOR SALE: Master bdrm furniture.Only 9 yrs old.Almost new condition.48” headboards(not beds),night table, armoire,dresser w/ mirror. (H) 845.356.2584 (C) 718.930.1620

FURNITURE FOR SALE Mirrored wall unit for very low price or to give away. Also dining room furniture for sale. 845-6420126

BEDROOM SET Master bedroom set and six door breakfront for sale due to moving. Six yrs old. 213-0978

Top of the line commercial Hobart deli slicer. Worth $5,000 new, accepting best offer. Leave a message at 499-4894

POOL EQUIPMENT!

BEDROOM SET FOR SALE

GE electric double wall ovens black 27” for sale. Only 3 years old, in excellent condition. Selling due to remodelling. $700. Please call or text 845-659-2902

DELI SLICER

Lifeguard chair, lake rope and inflatable boats. Leave a message at 499-4894

A 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan for sale with 88K miles for only $3900. Please call 845-213-7402

OVEN FOR SALE

Service for 10, fleishig, gently used. Best offer. Call: 352-3528

DINING ROOM

Beautiful expensive kallah jewelry for sale hardly used . Bracelet , Earrings ,Watch , please call & leave message clearly 845746-6012

CAR FOR SALE

TOP-QUALITY NORITAKE PORCELAIN

UPPABABY VISTA FOR SALE Great condition 2013 UPPAbaby Vista stroller with bassinet, black frame, including plastic & nets. $400. 845-499-1453.

URBO2 CARRIAGE FOR SALE Beautiful Mamas & Papas Urbo2 (2014) carriage for sale. Brand new; wrapped in the box! Luxury stroller with many convenient features. Fantastic opportunity! $500 (in stores $649) Call/text 845.548.2685

FOR SALE Brand New Freestyle Medela Pump (double electric) box unopened. $200 call 845-7382215

PANASONIC CORDLESS PHONE 2 handsets with rechargeable batteries, gently used, $50. Call: 352-3528.

CHOCOLATE CREATIONS Personalized chocolate bars for any occasion. 845-746-1253

Great daycamp file which proved to be a smashing success is now available. Call 845-263-0611

FOR SALE Brand New FIRST WHEELS Double-Stroller W/Bassinet & All Accessories - still in box $375 Call 845.608.0136 leave message

FOR SALE: Mitzvah Mobile-gently used immaculate condition. Best infant toy 19.99

COLORED PRINTER Cannon colored printer new in box w photo paper & ink selling for $175 or best offer call 4251394

PHOTO PRINTER ONLY $99!! Brand New Canon picture printer for sale. Listing price is $350 400. Asking only $99 ! Please call 356-2341

PRINTER FOR SALE Brand new Canon Pro-100 printer for sale including photo paper. (not in box) $100. Call or text 845-587-0286

FOR SALE: Nikon d5500 - new for 750 dollars! retail is 1000

MOUNTAIN BUGGY Gently used Mountain Buggy Duet in great condition. Great price. Please call 845-426-1876

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THE CAR SEAT FOR SALE

APARTMENT ON ELLISH

Graco infant carseat with base for sale. Call 425-9210 leave msg if no answer

4 Bdrm. Apt for Rent Ellish Pkwy. area. Section 8 okay. Tel# 845352-1059

ATTENTION COIN COLLECTORS:

BASEMENT SPACE ON CALVERT DR.

Coins For Sale All Types American, Foreign, Silver, Non-Silver Old, New... Call (347) 822-4018

4 large rooms & bathrooms 10 ft ceiling for classrooms/offices/ vending will subdivide call 845 300-4646

JOBS

METZIA ON STOKKE STROLLER !! Stokke xplory v2 stroller for sale, perfect condition. Fabric set is turquoise. Was $1400,asking $350 or best offer. 845-352-0810

GEMACHIM

SERVICES

For Rent HOUSE FOR RENT AIRMONT 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms 2 kitchens large porch backyard move in condition $2700 845-222-1790

MISC.

OFFICE FOR RENT Office space for rent-3,250 sq ft. Call: 845-425-6565

JUST GOT READY A brand new 2 room office for rent in prime area +bath private entrance please call 3474527893

WEST ST. SPRING VALLEY

Beautiful 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, pool, Ground Floor, Backyard, Available only after Feb. 17, Call: 845-274-3175

2 room office space in a heimishe office bldg. for rent, private entrance. CALL: 845-425-3890

CALVERT DR.

FOR RENT IN AIRMONT

Luxurious brand new custom built townhouse ready to move in, 5 bedrooms, beautiful custom kitchen with granite countertops, separate Pesach kitchen, Call: 845-641-4208

Large space available for rent as office or warehouse / storage. Also , basement available for rent for office. Text only 3476739335

Brand new apartment for rent, 4 bedrooms, playroom, laudry room, 2 1/2 bath, front and back porch, granite counters. Hatzlacha grocery area. Please call 347-526-0162

APARTMENT FOR RENTGWEN LANE

LOST & FOUND

Dana Rd, walk in,1 bedroom, full bath, eat in kitchen, ideal for single $800+utilities call 845800-3573

MIAMI BEACH, CARRIAGE CLUB NORTH

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GARAGE FOR RENT 2 car garage for rent. $450/ month. Carlton/College area. Call 845-641-0785

LOOKING TO RENT Looking to rent a big basement in arimount for ‘’kids’’ if you have please call 845-517-8608

30 FOOT GARAGE

Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment located on Gwen Lane Call (845) 352-7118

(500 sq foot) with small space for office for rent in chestnut ridge. Call 347-957-2900

DOVER TERRACE

GARAGE SPACE AVAILABLE

New Walk-in 3 bedroom apartment for rent on Dover Terrace. Call 845-579-5587 and leave message

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For Rent for storage use, 250sf, Near rt West Central and west st, Please Call 845-538-9988

Wedding Gowns and Dresses BURGUNDY DRESS Beautiful burgundy maternity dress for sale/rent. Size xs. Can easily be altered to fit regular sizing. please call: 845 263 5573

WHOLESALE​ Baby Sweater sets, Jackets and Capes, matching bonnets @ super wholesale prices. Latest fashion from Sach Birchan. Call: 845-3528456

SPECIAL PRICE LIMITED TIME OFFER Beautiful sister/mother of the bride gown/dress for sale/ rent. Size 6 color black.Great price. Please call 845-659-1265.

GOWN Beautiful blue dress/gown for rent/sale. Ideal for married sister of the bride. Call 538-7161

EQUISITE GOWN FOR RENT Brand new gown for rent. Size 10-12 suitable for teen or young adult (very slenderizing fit) 845354- 4122

PETTICOAT RENTAL Petticoats to rent. $8.00 each. 352-6354. If no answer, leave a message

SHELL TO SELL Looking to sell a burgundy shell from Shell Station 3/4 kids (missing tag​) 213-7897

BIRKENSTOCK SLIPPERS FOR SALE Birkenstock slippers available in many styles. Please call: M. Berger 845-782-4560

HEAD IN TO HEADS UP Beautiful selection of shawls, gloves, capes, turbans, bandanas, snoods and . Great winter gifts!!! NOW 25% OFF shawls & gloves. CALL NOW!! 845-608-1547


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MAGNIFICENT GOWNS Adult size 8 and two children’s size 8 magnificent gowns for rent. Call 845-362-1364

SPECIAL PRICE LIMITED TIME OFFER Beautiful sister/mother of the bride gown/dress. For sale or rent. Size 6 color black.Great price. Please call 845-659-1265

FOR RENT Beautiful Black Machtanesta Maternity dress size Med.-Lg. worn once 845.608.0136

MATERNITY DRESS Elegant black sz M maternity dress for rent or sale pls call 347432-6669

BRIDAL GOWN Ivory/size 4-6/satin/gorgeous train! Childs gown size 8 oyster/ ivory Joan Calabrese 368-8763

MATERNITY SHABBOS TOP FOR SALE Only $29 size s/p I can send a picture via phone. Call/ text 845274-6535

MATERNITY DRESS FOR RENT Elegant classy black dress for rent size L ` XL very slenderizing please call 845 263-7321

BEAUTIFUL BALL GOWN WEDDING SKIRT FOR RENT! Gorgeous, up to date style; Light gray & dark gray floral print. Size 6-8, $85 Call/text 845.548.2685

SISTER OF BRIDE DRESS Beautiful sister of the bride navy blue dress for rent size 14. call 300.0636

MATERNITY DRESSES FOR SALE/RENT

MACHTENISTA DRESS FOR SALE

beautiful burgundy maternity dresses for sale/rent. Size xs. Can easily be alterated to fit regular sizing.please call: 845 263 5573

Beige dress, beaded top size 8. Asking $900, negotiable. Call 845426- 7656

STUNNING SISTER OF THE BRIDE

MOTHER OF BRIDE CREAM COLOR DRESS

2 piece black and burgundy gown sz 2-4.Please call 425.0964 for more details.

Size 6 for sale. Excellent price. For inquiries please call-362-9259

ACCESSORIES WITH FLAIR- HAIRBANDS!

FOR RENT/SALE

Babybands! Clips! Bowties! Hats! Doll necklaces! Everything between $3-$10 Union/bluefield area. Call or text 845-570-7615

gorgeous chiffon taupe sister of the bride gown. Size 4/6. 4258440/lve msg

DRESS/GOWN FOR RENT/SALE. Beautiful mother of bride dress/ gown for rent/sale. Size 8. Call 425-8440/lve msg

GOWN FOR SALE Beautiful fairly new size 8 white and light pink sister of the bride gown for sale $100 845-642-0126

GOWN FOR SALE Stunning light blue and white floral 2 piece gown for sale. Ladies size 6-8. Please call 4250784

Jobs F/T SECRETARIAL POSITION Seeking full time secretary in local heimishe insurance office. Immediate hire for right individual. Fax resume to 845425-1959

FULL TIME SECRETARY Local insurance office seeks full time secretary, must be computer literate and have good communication skills. Email resume to jobs@ trustevergreen.com

OFFICE IS SEEKING A F/T FEMALE EMPLOYEE. Efficient computer and phone skills as well as prior office experience required. Please fax or email resume 845-738-3673 / officejob10977@gmail.com

SECRETARY WANTED Looking for a p/t temp employee for office position. No exp needed. pls email resume: jobsearch10901@gmail.com

SECRETARY WANTED Looking for a girl for full-time secretary position for an office in the heart of Monsey. Must know QuickBooks and Excel. 718-812-2180

TYPIST WANTED Typing/computer work: Yiddish and English. Please call 845-352-2588

HELP WANTED A Monsey-based company providing fiscal management services for skilled nursing facilities is aggressively seeking talented people to fill multiple positions. The qualified candidate will possess excellent organizational skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines, a background in bookkeeping or light accounting, and have some customer service experience. Enjoyment of researching, auditing, and reconciling financial data is a plus. Email resumes to: jobs@ apexhllc.com

LOOKING TO HIRE Kitchen store looking to hire a female worker with knowledge in 20-20 Design Program. Please email resume to kitchens12@gmail.com

P/T OR F/T OFFICE HELP.

FULL TIME OPENING

Medical credentialing office looking for P/T or F/T office help. Efficient computer and phone skills a must. Please fax resume 800-604-4597

Local Business Looking To Hire Employee, Experience In Amazon, Excel, QuickBooks A Plus. Please Email Resume To Meir131142@gmail.com

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THE MORTGAGE PROCESSOR

HELP WANTED

The Everest Equity Company is looking for f/t mortgage processor. Must be detail oriented, professional, and able to handle a heavy workload. Qualified applicants please fax or email your resume to 845-3576175 or saram@everestequity.com

Looking for two friends to take out two high functioning girls on Sunday afternoon after 2:30. Drivers license required. If interested please call 503-0219 or email your resume to eeger@ hamaspikrockland.org

JOBS

COMMUNICATION SKILL POSITION Tzedakah organization has f/t short term positions available for men with yeshiva background. Excellent communication skills required. 845-426-3130

LOST & FOUND

MISC.

GEMACHIM

SERVICES

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Non-profit organization seeks efficient full-time packer/shipper for processing and packing orders for short term. Please call 845426-3160

F/T AND P/T POSITION AVAILABLE ,‫טיים פאזיציע‬-‫געזוכט א מאן פאר א פול‬ ‫זיך אפצוגעבן מיט מענטשן מיט ספעציעלע‬ .‫געברויכן מיט געדולד און איבערגעגעבנקייט‬ ‫טיים פאר‬-‫ווי אויך געזוכט א מאן פארט‬ ‫ פאר א פראגרעם‬,‫זונטאג און נאכמיטאגס‬ .‫פאר קינדער מיט ספעציעלע געברויכן‬ ‫ לאזט איבער‬845 503-0260-‫ביטע רופט‬ ‫אייער נאמען און טעלעפאן נומער און וועלכן‬ .‫ארבעט איר זענט אינטערעסירט‬

HAMASPIK OF ROCKLAND Hamaspik of Rockland Early Intervention Agency is looking to hire Per Diem *Physical Therapists *Occupational Therapists *Speech/Feeding Therapists Please contact Mr. Eizikovits Program director 845-5030209 or email Eizikovits@ hamaspikrockland.org

HELP WANTED Looking for a girl/woman who can take a high functioning young lady swimming at Lifeplex. Monday and Wednesday between 7:00-8:30pm and Sunday and Friday between 12:30-2:00pm for at least 45 minutes. Driver’s license a must. Please call 845-503-0219.

HELPER WANTED Looking for a warm loving home for an adorable four year old with developmental delay . Good pay. Please call 579-5442

BABYSITTER Babysitter available on Brewer til 1:15. Sunday option too! 2. PM teacher looking to swap babysitting with AM teacher. 862 505 9546

NEED HELP IN PESACH/ SPRING CLEANING. Please email your request with reference and experience to aweinmaster@aol.com

Services SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS New,or replace: Apply for Food Stamps. Also consultaions. Many years experience. Reliabel, confidential. Call Miriam 425-2565

ASSISTANT WANTED

M&S SOUND EQUIPMENT RENTALS

A Heimishe Talmud Torah is looking for a yungerman to be an assistant for younger grades 9:154 /11-3. Please fax info to 517-198

Sound equipment rentals for all occasions, speakers, microphones, mixers and more please call 845263-0460

MAKE EXTRA MONEY

CHILDBIRTH COURSE BY PHONE

Are you a careening individual that would take an old lady to physical therapy and doing the exercise with her. Send resume to me361565@gmail.com or fax: 206-415-9893

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Very convenient. Can be listened to anytime and anywhere. Halacha and Hashkafah included. Call Mrs. Sury Gruber 845.263.0313

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING Specializing in creating a system to enable you to keep your kitchen, bdrm, toy closets, & more, easily accessible & organized.Tzipora wenger 845-642-3812

ORGANIZE YOUR HOME TO PERFECTION!!! Dclutter -New Home/Old Home -Kallah’s Apartment -Retail/ Wholesale/Business -Specializing in small spaces 845-263-0053 Sara Goldstein Sarastyle2020@ gmail.com

ORGANIZE NOW! - Cheapest Rate - Professional - Satisfaction Guaranteed Call now MLM PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZING 845-659-2527

HOSTESS BAGS! Be B’Simcha will make your hostess bags! Just pay the cost plus hachnosas kallah donation. Chani: 917.750.4035

PURPLE BOW Call Purple Bow to give your gifts a “WOW”! We pick up your gifts anywhere in williamsburg and deliver it wrapped up 718-218-4817


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GIVING A SPECIAL GIFT?

APPLIANCE INSTALLATION

I MAKE IT – YOU BAKE IT,

Wrap It!! Expert Gift Presentation for all Occasions. 845-290-1405

Expert Installation for all your home appliances at reasonable rates please call 845-596-0002

Rivky’s Famous Challah Dough, custom made to your taste, diet & schedule. Yoshon. SAME DAY ORDERS ACCEPTED 845-369-3755

ATTN: BUSINESS OWNERS/ORGANIZATIONS Want to attract customers? Boost sales? Raise funds? Call Copywrite Writing Service today. 845-377-5503 Copywritetk@ gmail.com

THE BALLOON SPOT Balloons for all occasions. Delivery available with minimum.Airmont area. (845)356-0815

FIXERMAN For all your installations & repairs (845) 517-9026

ALTERATIONS This week’s special: $9.00 basic add on. Bluefield area 352-7201

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

THE SHALOM BAYIS CHALLAH PLUS

Certified Massage therapist available for house calls. Prenatal, Swedish & Deep Tissue. Chavi Brisk CMT 845 694 9204

SON-RISE

1/2 the loaf whole wheat, 1/2 white, 2 for $10. Yoshon, sifted flour, regular challah also available. Tamar Spiro (845) 352-6496

Want to help your autistic child? Learn the Son-rise program. Call 845-425-5161

AT&T VERIZON SPRINT & ALL PREPAID CELL COMPANIES

POEMS Want To Express Your Words With A Poetic Flair? Just $2 A Line. Call Rivky 845-248-6340

PAINTER Talented painter at a beginners level is available to do custom paintings according to your preference cheap price using oil or acrylic paint call 1929 238 5487 for more information

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AT UNBEATABLE PRICES! Bar mitzvahs, mens side at chasunahs, dinners... 862- 5059546 845-642-0572

Cheapest rate plans.No contact,taxes/fees include. Basic phones, Accessories,Home phone connect,All kosher phones,Evening hours Call/text845-659-2050

SAVE ON GAS save on gas & electric every month. Call 845-274-1372 for lowest price. if no answer leave message

UPSCALE TABLECLOTH RENTAL Grand Opening!! Upscale Tablecloth Rental & coordinating props. 845.659.9020

SENIOR CARE

FOR ALL YOUR COMPUTER,

Responsible, personable woman available to be companion / caretaker for your elderly family member. Swimming, shopping, appointments 845-290-7040

iPod problems or deleted files call 347-871-1818

CUSTOM PRINTS

HANDYMAN

For your company on sweat shirts jackets and golf shirts at wholesale prices min 24 psc please call 917-474-3026

Affordable and talented handyman for building, assembling, electrical, installing, repairs. 845-642-0572 862-505-9546

HANDYMAN - trimmer * shelving* molding* chair rail* hanging * & more (845) 662-3395

GREEN CARD Heimeshe yingerman is ready to assist you to apply for a green card, for a reasonable price. Call/ Text. 845-608-3862

HAFROSHAS CHALLAH OPPORTUNITY 5 or 10 lbs. of fresh, custom made challah dough. always perfect texture, YOSHON, LAST MINUTE ORDERS ACCEPTED call 845-538-9332 or email challahdough@gmail.com

MASSAGE THERAPIST Professional female massage therapist available for evening appointments. My home or yours. Women only. 848-202-4980

CELLPHONES FOR ISRAEL Traveling to Israel? We rent cellphones-daily/weekly specials. Monsey pickup. Please call, leave message if no answer. 845-4459126

FREE HOTLINE Shiurim/lectures on Shalom Bayis & Kedushas Habayis from well-known women lecturers and professionals. Info: 845-422-7956

NEEDS TEMPORARY HELP In Hasgocha for Kasrhus. 4 hours some Fridays from 5;30 am to 10am send resume and ref.f to aweinmaster@aol.com

RIDE TO BROOKLYN Ride available to Brooklyn on Sundays - round trip. Contact: 845-200-1826

SHUCHT BOOKKEEPING SERVICES QuickBooks Specialist - Need someone to help post, reconcile, run reports & more? I can help. Call 201-376-4378 or email bookkeeping@shucht.com

PEANUT CHEW GUITARS Order now! Make a statement at any occasion! Cholcoate covered peanut chews many shapes avail. 845-352-9022

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THE PIC IT PHOTOBOOKS

SHAKLEE

845.352.3013 picitusa@gmail.com

Boost your energy with “Energizing Tea” .all shaklee products free delivery.to place a order call/text 845 213-8016

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

JOBS

BABYSITTER Babysitter available morning- late night and overnight, Sundays and weekends. Adar/West Central area. References available. 845659-1265 msgs will be returned.

LOST & FOUND

MISC.

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SERVICES

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2 yr old playgroup for Sept ‘16. 11:15-4:15. Union/Viola. warm, experienced, loving Morah, Michli Goldberg 426-1082

QUICKBOOKS COURSE Brush up your QuickBooks knowledge or learn in from scratch. One-on-one customized course given by experienced female bookkeeper- 845.445.9651

DRUM LESSONS BY SHMUEL KLAVER

DRUM LESSONS Beginner drum lessons for women and girls. My home or yours. Please call: 845 608 9895

LEARN BASIC COOKING/ BAKING SKILLS WHILE HAVING LOTS OF FUN! Cooking and baking classes for girls in 6th,7th and 8th grade. separate classes for high-school girls. 914-419-0328

GUITAR LESSONS Experienced female frum instructor will teach you how to play in ten lessons. Years of enjoyment guaranteed. 347-4555320

HAIR COURSES Learn to style your own hair/ shaitels or for others. One-on-one or group lessons. 845 608 9895

CROCHET CLASSES

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

Craft it! is starting again classes on Sundays for 4th-’6th grades Please call 845-425-3211

TORAH KESHER

Now starting our second semester. Arts and crafts, baking, and exercise 11:30-2:00. Lunch and snack served. Please call 845213-0923

Learn and Grow by Phone. TK will suggest a Phone Partner based on your preference. Call Miriam 845 641 2545 email: torahkesher@gmail.com

PRESCHOOL SUNDAY PROGRAM:

CROCHETING CLASSES

PIANO AND KEYBOARD LESSONS

Get hooked on crocheting classes Sunday afternoon 3:30 to 4:30 call Leah 356-8909

Piano and keyboard lessons beginners to advanced children and adults please call yisroel fishbain at 718-790-8659/ 973-928-3476

EAR PIERCING

ARTS AND CRAFTS AND BAKING WORKSHOPS For children 6 to 8 and girls 9 to 10. Have fun and express your talents! please call Chanie Knopfler @ 914-419-0328.

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Wide selection in the latest styles. Exp in getting it in that perfect spot. Call 371-2325

ELECTROLYSIS AND MARY KAY Special Discounts with mention of this ad. Call Baila Malka 6421890

HAIRSTYLING FOR ALL OCCASIONS Family special and bring a friend special! Call Chaiky @2636811

DEVORA’S HAIR DESIGN Wash n sets, cuts, blowsHair courses available-learn to style your own/others hair/shaitels! 845 608 9895

“HAIR BY LEAH” Please Call Leah: 425-0390

HAIR BY TOBY Professional haircuts, wedding styling, and wash & sets by Toby. Francis area. Great rates call 845.213.0378

‘’CARELINE’’ For all your makeup and skin care Call y. margaretten 362-1823 free delivery!

BUY TIGHTS/SOCKS/BOY SHOES. Great Prices. Free Delivery. Call Shaindel 845-290-0650

COMPRESSION HOSIERY Delivered 2 U. Medi, Sigvaris, Venotrain, etc... 845-290-0650

HAIR To have your hair professionally done at a great price, call now (845) 578-1939

FLAWLESS BY RAIZY Careline cosmetics and skincare. BB Cream only $19.99, Free Delivery! Call R. Gefner - 4250784

ARBONNE

SHAINDEE’S COSMETICS NOW SELLING IN MONSEY!!

For all your Arbonne makeup/ skincare/ acne kits please call 425-2772

Long lasting makeup! Free gift with first purchase. Call/txt 443835-6481


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HAIR & WIG DESIGN

REFLEXOLOGY

SPEAKER RENTAL

Haircuts. Blows. Wedding styles. Wash & sets. C. D. Muller 4261804 306/Blauvelt area

‫באנייט אייך פיזיש און גייסטיש דורך‬ ‫ אויך גרייט‬.‫א היימישע אינגערמאן‬ ‫ישראל אין‬-‫אריבערצוגיין באהאנדלען חולי‬ 845.521.5378‫גוטע פרייזן‬.‫שווערע מצבים‬

For all occasions and events for more information call (845)5785657 And leave a message

RELEASE THE STRESS!

Need help? Heimishe lady will translate and explain the process. Call: 845-356-1113

TEETH WHITENING Teeth Whitening. Get your teeth whitened professionally with lasting results. Male and Female Techs available. Call for specials 845-826-4928

E-Z GREEN CARD

*Swedish *Deep Tissue *Pregnancy *Reflexology - Massage by Sarah (845)2022911NY/NJ Licensed

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES

CHANIE’S HAIR SALON Glen Hill and Augusta area Wash & set: $20, Haircut: $12 Call 845538-3254

YOUR HAIR & WIG CARE Haircuts, blows & chasunah styling, wash & sets - quick service suzanne area please call 356-1939

CLASSIC CUTS Cuts $10 Styling $15845.356.6215 Conveniently located on Blauvelt Rd.

BEAUTIFUL TZNIUS HUMAN HAIR SHAITELS! According to Rav Falk’s guidelines. 700 Dollars! 862-5059546

LOOKING TO BE AN ASSISTANT IN A WIG/HAIR SALON Very Talented and trained by Sury Kornbluh/ Intensive PLEASE CALL: 354-0440 Cell: 608-6305

Are you suffering with constipation? Stop suffering! Details Mrs. F. Katz 845-570-3565

discounted prices!! To order or for more info call/text 443-915-5507 or email rabbikrohnmonsey@ gmail.com. Free delivery with minimum purchase.

Misc. GPS GEMACH GPS Gemach: Call 845-352-2588 leave message. (Minimal fee)

REFLEXOLOGY Relaxes, releases stress, improves circulation, helps with prenatal discomfort and pain management. House calls at no extra charge. Tamar Spiro (845) 352-6496

Gartel Found on Waverly Pl. 845425-9426

FOUND IN ATERES CHARNA Sheitel box and dektich. Brought into Hashavas Aveida of New Square. 845.354.7405

Gemachim RABBI PAYSACH KROHN LECTURE CD’S

BRIS GMACH FOR YOUR LITTLE DARLING! Outfits & Puyahs.L’elui Nishmas Yitzchok Yehuda ben Chaim, Freida bas Rav Yitzchok Eizaak 368-8763

BRIS GEMACH Brand new bris outfit and pillow. Located on Rt. 306 ‫לע”נ ר’ חיים זאנוול‬ 845.352.3013.‫בן ר’ משה אדמו”ר מריבניץ‬

Lost & Found FOUND- GARTEL

Chana Bracha Abramson CD(DONA) HypnodoulaHypnobabies

REFLEXOLOGY

THROAT CULTURES

MIRACLE BLOSSOMS DOULA SERVICES

relaxes, releases stress & tension,helps with pain management, etc. House calls at no extra charge Tamar Spiro 845352-6496

Call 641-1627 or 845-356-3851

To join the next class please call 845-426-0931.Tzippy Tauber CD (DONA)Certified Birth Doula

HEALTH AWARENESS:

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‫העיר "קופת עזרה"‬

‫כל קהילות הקודש‬

‫דינער‬

‫כ"ג שבט‬

‫•‬ ‫א‬

‫ו‬

‫ו נז‬

‫שכנים‪ ,‬גוטע פריינט‪,‬‬

‫אלמ‬

‫מי‬

‫ער‬

‫איי‬

‫ג‬ ‫ע נע‬

‫אטריום פלאזא‬

‫ם•‬

‫ג‘ משפטים‬

‫ית‬

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‫א ון‬


‫מעמד אדיר דינער עזרתינו לטובת קופת‬

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