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FREE ISSUE #76 NOVEMBER 30, 2016

‫פרשת תולדות‬ ‫כ”ט חשון תשע”ז‬

A RACE AGAINST TIME This Week: Shortest Erev Shabbos 5777 SHABBOS: READY BY NOON Meet the Chatzos Club

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FREE ISSUE #76 NOVEMBER 30, 2016

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Inbox

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Masterplan

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Balancing Act

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Shabbos

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Local News

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Shabbos Rush

R. ITZKOWITZ

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Sun on Stone

THE MONSEY VIEW

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Food and Family

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Small Spaces

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Shabbos Table

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Deadline

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FYI

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Travelling Chassidim

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Comics

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Fun Pages

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Real Estate

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Classifieds

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Pictures

A RACE AGAINST TIME This Week: Shortest Erev Shabbos 5777 SHABBOS: READY BY NOON Meet the Chatzos Club

UNRAVELING THE SHABBOS RUSH When the timing and work just don’t match up

NEVER TOO DISTANT For The Traveling Chassidim

Publisher:

YOEL ITZKOWITZ Editor in Chief:

D. GORALNIK Content Director:

R. REESE Creative Director:

AJ WACHSMAN Project Coordinator

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TELEPHONE 845-600-8484

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MISSION STATEMENT: The Monsey View is a weekly publication designed for every segment and age group of our diverse community. Under rabbinical guidance, we bring Monsey’s top talent together to provide high quality, informative current reading material, keeping you up to date on sales, events, news and issues of concern and import happening right now in the Monsey community. DISCLAIMER: We do not endorse any ad found in this publication. We are not responsible for typographical or grammatical errors. Copyright: All content found in The Monsey View is Copyright © and may not be reproduced, published, distributed, or duplicated for public or private use without written permission from The Monsey View.

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DAVEN FOR SHAYA LEVY, TOO ‫הדלקת הנרות‬ ‫מוצאי שבת‬

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There was an article last week about the Tanzers, which was a very important mention; Hashem should help that ‫אלכסנדר זושא בן עליזה‬ should have a refuah shleimah. I just wanted to point out that there was another man, Shaya Levy, who was in the same accident, ‫ישעיה דוב‬ ‫ יהודה בן שושנה‬and he is a very, very special person. He does so much for children in hospitals, constantly going and coming and entertaining in all different ways just to make them happy. He was in that same accident and he also needs a refuah shleima. Please have these special men in mind in your tefillos. Besuros tovos. L.G.

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SLEEP SCHEDULING I want to thank you for providing an informative issue on sleep. It has already made an impact on my life. For a long time I’ve been telling one of my kids that he has to sleep more, and now I was able to show him the chart of healthy amounts of sleep for his age. He finally understood how important it is for him to sleep more than the little that he does! Thank you, A Grateful Reader

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I really appreciate the article that you had a few weeks ago on living well with neighbors. I wish that my neighbor would have read the article! (Maybe she did, but unfortunately, I am not sure she took anything to heart!) I try very hard not to complain about other people, but when my upstairs neighbors’ kids jump rope in the dining room and make my light fixtures fall down, I think that is cause to complain. And there there was the pogo stick! The kids used a pogo stick in one of the rooms, and the vibrations were strong enough to send some of my fine china from their perch in the china cabinet. Dishes were smashed and shattered! Please, dear neighbors upstairs, ask me how your noise and vibrations affect me, and change your ways! Wishing you all the best, A Reader with a Headache

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TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING According to the National Sleep Foundation, you wrote, schoolaged children need 9 to 11 hours of sleep, and should not have more than 12 hours of sleep. I sometimes feel like the odd man out when friends voice their surprise and disapproval when they hear that my six-year-old goes to sleep at 9:00pm. With him being up at 7:30, ten and a half hours is, in fact, quite a sufficient amount of shuteye for a child of his age, as per the NSF. In this generation, I find that some mothers are so desperate to turn the noise off in the house as early as they can, and they may be putting their children to sleep too early in the name of “good scheduling.” A six-year-old does not belong in bed at 6:00 pm. With sleep deprivation being a huge problem, and a major topic of discussion, we often forget that there’s a problem at the opposite end of the spectrum: too much sleep is not healthy for a child. Of course, each child is different, but a child who is experiencing difficulty falling asleep does not always need a sleeping aid; he may just need a later bedtime. T. L.

GRATEFUL Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to advertise my apartment in your free classifieds. You were the right shaliach in helping us find a tenant! A Grateful Reader


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I FIND IT AMAZING WHEN children ask for something and Hashem responds to them. Yesterday I went through my cabinets and found the open bag of taffies my husband had bought for when the neighbors came sukkah-hopping last year. I still had half a bag left over. My oldest daughter refuses to eat it because she claims it is not good for her teeth. My younger daughter would eat it, but many times she copies her older sister and will also say that it isn’t good for her teeth. I decided the time had come to get it out of the house. At first I was going to give it to Bikur Cholim when I went to help make the lunches that are sent to the hospitals. However, I forgot to bring it when I was there. I only remembered it later on in the afternoon. I decided instead of waiting another week, I would ask my daughter’s babysitter if she wanted it. I placed it in a visible spot so I wouldn’t forget. When I got home, I asked her if she wanted it or perhaps her kids would want to bring it to school. She said that that night was her daughter’s birthday and she had asked a little while before for chewing candies. However, she did not have any. Therefore, she gladly took it and said her daughter was going to be thrilled when she surprised her with it.

If you would like to submit your own Hashgacha Pratis story, please mail to The Monsey View at POB 305, Monsey, NY 10952, fax to 845.600.8483, or email it to viewmasterplan@gmail. com. Please remember to include your name and phone number.

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Session 4

A Yeshiva Life of Torah and Health By: Basya Kovacs, Nutrition Counselor

AS WE DISCUSSED LAST WEEK, if we overeat on Shabbos, we can undo an entire week’s worth of great eating in a 24-hour period. For anyone watching their health or waistline, Shabbos can be a deal breaker. Planning to eat well on Shabbos starts by eating well throughout the week. It is so common for people to undereat all week either because they are too busy to eat, or because they are trying to lose weight. Then, when faced with the abundant, delicious foods that come every Shabbos, all self-control goes out the window. Undereating almost always backfires, because the hunger and deprivation make us more likely to overeat eventually. So try not to come to a Shabbos meal starved! Now, let’s break down what a healthy Shabbos would look like, beginning with Erev Shabbos.

Friday: Try to get in some exercise! Many

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boys have a slightly lighter schedule on Friday, so this is a great day to incorporate some physical movement such as playing ball, swimming or weightlifting. Don’t skip meals! It is common for teens to be off schedule on Friday and fill up on foods such as kugels and cakes instead of eating proper meals. A cup of cholent with a salad can be a great lunch, is much more nutritious than kugels and cake and will help you stay full until the seudah. Many people have a minhag to taste the Shabbos food before Shabbos. The best choice for this would be a bowl of chicken soup or a small piece of fish.

Friday Night: The Friday night meal should be as similar as possible to a normal weekday meal in terms of calorie intake. This means: STARCH: Replace your normal starch with a slice of challah. Keep in mind that a slice of challah

should be approximately the size of a slice of rye bread! If you want to weigh it, it’s one ounce. Some people prefer to have our delicious potato kugel as a starch, in which case you would have just a kezayis of challah. PROTEIN: Protein should also be portion controlled, so a slice of fish and a small piece of chicken would be about right. FATS: Filling up on dips and adding dressings to salads can add hundreds of calories and lots of fat grams to your meal. A tablespoon of one dip (or three teaspoons of three different dips), and a tablespoon of light salad dressing is a good amount. VEGETABLES: Vegetables are unlimited on our plan, so take advantage! This is the best way to fill up at any meal, and especially at a Shabbos seudah. Vegetables from the soup, fresh salads and roasted or grilled vegetables are all great options. DESSERT: The ideal dessert is something portion controlled,


THE BALANCING BOCHUR: Sruli Englander* Height: 5'8 Starting weight: 180 pounds Current weight: 175 pounds Weight lost this week: 2 pounds I’m experiencing the weirdest side effects! The obvious one is that my clothing is getting all big on me, so I may need to shop soon. But there are other side effects, too! I have more energy, I focus better in yeshivah, and my mom says I’m calmer at home and fight less with my siblings. Mrs. Kovacs told me that it’s because my blood sugar is steady (whatever that means), that I’m eating brain foods which help me focus and that I’m drinking a lot of water which helps as well. I don’t get all this lingo, but I like what I’m feeling, so I’ll stick to it! *name changed for privacy with the calorie information on the packaging, so that you are conscious of what you are eating. Look for approximately 100-150 calories and less than three grams of fat. Alternatively, a small bowl of ices or a cup of compote without sugar makes a great dessert.

Shabbos Day: Lots of people like to start their Shabbos morning with a mezonos, such as cake or crackers. We recommend finding an option that allows you to keep this routine, while still keeping calories and fat in check. There is a variety of lower-calorie, low-fat, high-fiber baked snacks on the market that tastes delicious but won’t negatively affect your weight. Our clients love our TAP muffins and cookies which are filling and low calorie. They’re available at our Monsey location (7 Twin Avenue) or at Evergreen Kosher Market. The Shabbos day seudah offers a variety of options. Here are the best and worst of them:

BEST: Fish, eggs, cholent, chickpeas, cold cuts, sugar-free cucumber salad, fresh salads, and ices or compote which is sugar free WORST: Chopped liver, potato kugel (unless it’s Tanya’s kugel), cole slaw, kishke, parve ice cream and cake The ideal Shabbos seudah would include a slice of challah, a few ounces of fish, about ¾ cup of cholent, 3-4 slices of cold cuts, and a good amount of vegetables. On Shabbos afternoon some great options are fruits and portioncontrolled snack bags such as popcorn and pretzels in one-ounce bags. Beware of the huge bags of fresh popcorn! There can be 15-30 servings of popcorn in there! A few fruits and a snack will hold most people over until the end of Shabbos. On the short winter Shabbosim, it isn’t a good idea to have a full Shalosh Seudos as well as a full Melave Malka. During the winter months we recommend washing on a half a matza in order to fulfill the mitzvah of Shalosh Seudos, and having a more complete Melave Malka that includes a serving of starch as well as protein. Now here’s the good news: We always recommend that our clients who are eating well all week treat themselves to a slice of pizza once a week in place of a full meal! So

if your friends or family are having pizza on Motzei Shabbos, feel free to join them for a slice! Just make sure to have some vegetables or a salad along with your pizza, because most people (especially teenage boys) don’t feel full from just one slice. Enjoy every bite and enjoy the feeling of taking care of your health and making good choices!

Basya Kovacs is a nutrition counselor at Nutrition by Tanya and is the manager of the Monsey location. Nutrition by Tanya offers personalized and practical weight management and nutrition counseling for children, men, and women. Nutrition by Tanya has locations in Boro Park, Flatbush, Williamsburg, Monsey, and Lakewood. The office can be reached at 844-Tanya-Diet or info@nutritionbytanya.com. You can also visit nutritionbytanya. com for more info, inspiring success stories, and photos.

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Healthy bodies mean healthy minds; minds that can learn with clarity. Bochurim: Use this guide to help you plan your day and chart your successes. Step 1: Choose the snacks that you will eat each day and write it on the chart. Step 2: Calculate how much water you should be drinking here: My Weight: _________÷ 2 = _________. Then take that total and divide it by 8 ounces, which is one cup, and you’ll see how many cups of water you have to drink each day. Write that number here: _________. Keep track of your actual daily intake on the chart below. Step 3: Give yourself a check mark for following your meal and snack plans. Leave the space blank if you didn’t follow through on that day. Step 4: Write the time that you went to bed, and how many hours of sleep you got. Send in your chart to The Monsey View: Fax: 845.600.8483 Mail to: 3 College Road, Suite 204, Monsey, NY 10952

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By Tova Fried

WHEN MOSHE* AND ESTHER* received the devastating fatal diagnosis for their infant son, they immediately reached out to their Rebbe. Why did Hashem do this? What defect could Hashem have perceived in them that could warrant a diagnosis like this? And could they fix it? The Rebbe replied that the child would be fine, and gave very specific advice on what they needed to strengthen. Indeed, the disease completely disappeared, and the doctors soon declared the child to be healthy, explaining that in some cases the child only appears to have the disease when he does not. Genetic tests confirmed the child’s health. Their son is a successful – and healthy – yeshiva bachur today, baruch Hashem. People respond to adversity in different ways. Some people, such as Moshe and Esther, turn their gaze inward to see where they can improve. Other people look outward, searching for someone or something to blame. In this week’s Parsha, Eisav faced a great challenge. He returned from his hunt to discover that Yaakov had received the blessing that Yitzchak had intended to give to Eisav. Eisav became deeply grieved, and in his anger he resolved to kill Yaakov. The very next action Eisav took was to find a new wife, a daughter of Yishmael. The Shem MiShmuel points out that Eisav’s action indicates that he assumed that the cause of his mis-

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fortune must be something outside of himself – perhaps among his wives. He reasoned that if he took a new wife, this time not from among the Canaanim, then maybe he could reverse his fortune. It was beyond Eisav’s comprehension that there could be anything wrong with himself. The Shem MiShmuel writes that this blindness to his own flaws is hinted at in the name “Eisav.” The letters of the name Eisav can be rearranged to form the word “asui” – made, complete. Eisav saw himself as perfect. In fact, the gematria of Eisav equals the gematria of shalom (peace, completion) – both are 376. Eisav was at peace with himself, content in his perceived completion. Whereas most people suffer from feelings of inner conflict resulting from the awareness of one’s need to improve, Eisav was perfectly content to be exactly who he believed himself to be, because he believed himself to be just fine exactly as he was. Yaakov, on the other hand, saw himself as a lowly person who needed to work on himself. The name of a person is an indication of his inner essence.The name “Yaakov” means “heel.” Yaakov was a person who was always looking to climb higher, seeing himself as having room to grow. Yaakov’s name was later changed to Yisroel, but he retained the essence of Yaakov even then. Whereas it is a transgression to refer to Avraham Avinu as Avram, the

name he was called before Hashem gave him a letter “hey,” it is not a transgression to continue referring to Yisroel as Yaakov – indeed, the Torah itself later refers to Yisroel as Yaakov. (Brachos 13a) Commenting on this, the Shem MiShmuel quotes his father that even after Yaakov’s name was changed to Yisroel, he continued to view himself as a lowly heel, seeking to improve himself. Yaakov’s approach is in complete contrast to that of Eisav. Even after growing and reaching new heights – even having his name changed to Yisroel – Yaakov still saw himself as a lowly person with room for improvement. Eisav, on the other hand, saw himself as perfect even without having developed beyond the crude nature with which he was born. It’s easy for us to make excuses for ourselves rather than to take responsibility for who we are and the choices we make – but in the end, we are really just shortchanging ourselves. Making excuses means not making any changes; in order to grow we must change, and in order to change we must take responsibility. We must look inward, like Yaakov, in order to achieve real growth; looking outward, like Eisav, allows one to blame others and circumstances. It may be difficult to scrutinize ourselves and seek areas to improve, but in the end the one who will benefit most is ourselves. *Names have been changed.


Hilchos Shabbos zin Y. Weissmandl By Rebbet

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One of the seven mitzvos that the chachamim were mesakin is ‫הדלקת נר שבת ויום טוב‬, to tzind licht lekovod Shabbos. There are two reasons for the mitzvah of hadlakas neiros: 1. Kavod Shabbos 2. Oneg Shabbos • Every person is mechuyav to have candles lit in one’s home, but the actual mitzvah of lighting the candles was given to the woman, as a reward for all the work she does at home. Chazal call this mitzvah ‫אורו של עולם‬ and say there are big zechusim for women who are particular with the mitzvah of lighting candles l’kavod Shabbos. • One who is nizhar and prepares nice candles with ‫אהבה וחיבוב המצוה‬ will have children and sons-in-law who are talmidei chachamim and yirei shamayim. It expresses kavod Hashem and ‫שלום בית‬. • If one has candles burning in the house before Shabbos, which were not lit specifically for Shabbos, they are not considered ner Shabbos. • The Remah says one should light two candles, one k’neged “zachor” and one k’neged “shamor” (‫כנגד זכור וכנגד‬ ‫)שמור‬. The lights should shine forth as hiddur mitzvah. • It’s a minhag to add an additional candle for each child that is born into the family. • Some have the minhag to add an additional candle after experiencing a nes (miracle). • One may not light less candles than one is accustomed to lighting. However, some people have the minhag of only lighting two candles when lighting away from home. • If one is accustomed to lighting tall candles, one should make sure to always do so and not light shorter candles. An exception to this would be if one has the custom to light shorter candles during the summer weeks and taller ones during the

winter weeks. • If one forgot to light candles one Shabbos, one has to add another candle every week. In today’s age, due to electricity, some hold one is not mechuyav to add another candle. In such circumstances, one should consult with a Rav. • During licht tzinden one should daven to be gebentcht (blessed) with ehrlich doros. • One should make sure that every room that one is planning to use on Shabbos should have some form of light, or a door can be opened, which will let in light. • One is not yotzei hadlakas neiros with electric light, and one may not make a bracha over electric lights. This applies to hospitals, etc. • After one has recited the bracha one should put down the match or lighter on the tray. It is muttar for someone else to remove the matches. • One should light the candles in a prominent place where one’s husband will be able to see the lights whilst he is making Kiddush. • The candles should not be moved to another place after they have been lit. If it is necessary to move them after lighting one may do so until shekiya. • If the woman is not home for Shabbos her husband should light the candles. If neither parent is home the children should light the candles. • It is a minhag for a woman who has given birth not to light candles the first Shabbos after birth. Her husband should light for her, even if

she is home. • One one may not use the flames for any other purpose. However one may use the fire from one Shabbos candle to light another candle. • If a man is a guest in someone’s house for Shabbos, without his wife, he can light candles in his room or he can partake of the mitzvah of hadlokos nairos by paying a little money to the hostess. • There are some communities or kehillos where single girls are noheg to light candles. • One should not light candles before plag hamincha. • After one has tzind licht one may not do any melachos and neither may one daven mincha. • If one has to perform a melacha after lighting candles (and it’s before the zman of Shabbos) one should have the kavana (intention) to do so and stress that one is not being mekabel Shabbos yet. After the melacha is performed one should say that one is being mekabel Shabbos. • If one is a guest in someone’s house, one should light candles in the room where one sleeps. If one wants to tzind together with the hostess, one should preferably light before the hostess lights. • If one is a guest and sleeps in one place but eats in another place one should light where one sleeps, and make sure to have hanaah from the candles for a few minutes. If this is inconvenient or difficult, one may she tzind where she eats but should tzind before the hostess. This also applies to young couples who eat at their parents’ houses.

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You’ve seen the signs and the emoji key chains. You’ve spotted the bumper stickers. Ever wondered what’s behind the hype and electrifying energy? Pulling off an auction of massive proportions takes skill, staunch devotion and tolerance for a gamut of emotions. The movers and shakers behind the RCCS auction open up about the hard work, the highs and the hilarity behind the annual movement. Unless you wouldn’t notice a tree trunk in front of your windshield, you’ve spotted the emojis splashing cholei Yisroel’s plight across town, and are feeling the vibes of what it means to live with cancer – and how it feels to battle it together! Emojis are the “Jewish pink ribbon” this year, spreading cancer awareness and raising crucial support for cancer patients. But long before the signs went up, emotions were already running high.

STEP ONE OF THE FUN The Jewish world was still echoing with reverberations of Yell-ow, but Esty Kohn, RCCS auction coordinator, was already dreaming about the 2016 auction. Esty started running the annual auctions 11 years ago, before she had a family to think about. As her family grew, the auction grew right along with it. What keeps Esty at it year after year, when she has more than enough on her plate? Esty sums it up in one sentence: “After all these years, I consider RCCS part of my DNA.” Emails from Esty about auction-related details are sent out from the moment she opens her eyes in the morning until unearthly hours in the evening. What does she feel about her 24-hours-a-day, 6-days-a-week commitment? “Pride. The volunteers, sponsors, vendors and hostesses we deal with are so forthcoming and just amaze me again and again. I’m so proud to be part of Klal Yisroel, so proud to be part of

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RCCS.” There’s nothing like a good laugh to keep her going through the overwhelming weeks. Esty recalls a woman who was anxious to win, calling in the hullabaloo of the final days leading up to the auction. A volunteer sheepishly approached a harried Esty with the caller’s urgent request: She wants to know the dimensions of the chandelier prize, to see if it would fit in her dining room.

GETTING IT OFF THE GROUND The number of correspondences about this auction between Esty and Ricky Blau, the indomitable coordinator of the insanely creative GCNY Marketing team, are in the thousands. Yossi Blumenfeld, CEO of GCNY, and his brilliant creative team have accompanied the auction from its formation through its de-

velopment, and are still faithfully at work to fuel the momentum. When Ricky thinks about RCCS, she feels optimism. “When I see what kind of help RCCS gives to families, mothers, fathers and children, I’m filled with optimism that the sick will get better and can get through this difficult time,” she shares. At the same time, she can’t help but feel sad about the suffering she sees. Ricky feels anticipation about the upcoming auction. “I’m really looking forward to seeing who the winners of all the amazing prizes will be, as well as knowing that the money raised throughout this campaign will go to furthering the ability for RCCS to help the cholei Yisroel.”

THE SURPRISE BEHIND THE PRIZE Sponsors make the auction go ‘round, and Esty works to compile


a list of prizes even before a theme for the auction is settled. If you’re envisioning her incredible team running around begging for donations, take a step back, and remember that Yidden will never fail to surprise you! Rather than running after sponsors, the sponsors run after RCCS! What magnetic pull makes these sponsors give away valuable items without earning a dime year after year? “They share aweinspiring success stories, claiming it’s in the z’chus of helping RCCS,” explains Esty. There’s nothing like a good story to illustrate a point. Mr. Steiner from Travel USA, who has sponsored auction prizes for years, shared just last week: “You gotta hear the latest! I got a call from a new customer for tickets to Israel. She said she never booked flights through an agent before, but when she saw our company in the auction book she decided to use us. As she was raving about RCCS, I did a quick calculation and realized that her purchase is covering my full sponsorship to the RCCS auction! The craziest part was that the new customer’s name was – take a deep breath – Esther Kohn!” Mr. Steiner felt it was a direct message from Above, signaling that he’s doing something right by donating year after year.

SENDING THE MESSAGE OUT Naftuli Sofer, an employee atMailway Services, is the link between the stack of auction books and the pleasure you derive as you browse through your copy. He feels enthusiastic about working with such a great organization for so many years, and about the Emotions auction in particular, which he says, “is the greatest of all the years. Seeing emojis all over town – bumper stickers, pillows, key chains, gumball machines and more – makesthe campaign super exciting!”

Working in conjunction with RCCS for years, Mr. Sofer has an inside view of how RCCS operates. “I see how much heart, endless time, devotion, and sleepless nights they give to cholei Yisroel. I am happy and blessed to have the z’chus of being part of the wonderful RCCS Family!”

STOKING THE MOMENTUM The boots on the ground, aka hostess coordinators, are busy around the clock making sure that all party-related t’s are crossed and i’s dotted. All questions or needs of hostesses in their territory are fielded through them, no matter what time it is – or how much time they have. But mention RCCS to Chayie Schlisselfeld, a busy mom and Monsey hostess coordinator, and all she claims to feel is awe. “Since I have been involved, I have only dealt with the nicest, finest people, who will do anything and everything for the cholim.” Ever modest and unassuming, she is quick to deflect credit for the massive, emotional waves in Monsey to her RCCS colleagues, who she now proudly calls close friends. She also relates enthusiasticly about the dedication of the Monsey volunteers and hostesses. “One hostess sent me such a beautiful letter after her party, thanking me for giving her the opportunity to have the z’chus to make a party. Can you imagine? This is someone who opened her home, prepared a party, worked on entertainment for her party, hosted over 50 women and then had to do all the cleanup – but she felt a sense of gratitude towards the organization for giving her the opportunity. Mi k’amcha Yisroel!”

the donations flowing in. They host beautiful parties or do outreach to spread awareness and raise funds toward patients’ insurance premiums. Fraida Schwartz, a Brooklyn RCCS hostess for years, feels gratitude. “I first found out that RCCS existed when my sister-in-law made a house party. At the same time, my friend’s 15-year-old son was diagnosed with cancer. When I saw how easy it is to make a party, I called RCCS to set a party date in his z’chus.” Several days after Fraida scheduled her party, her sister-inlaw was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She shares tumultuous memories: “Thankfully, RCCS was on my radar, and I knew to turn to them right away. They stepped right into the heartbreak and were my sister-in-law’s angels.” Since then, Fraida has been hosting parties every year. Three years later, Fraida herself was diagnosed with cancer and immediately turned to RCCS. “I thought I knew what RCCS does. But then I went through cancer, and realized I hadn’t understood it all. Now, when I make a party, it’s a totally different feeling, knowing how much RCCS helps others.” Mrs. Miriam Lapides, a renowned and beloved mechaneches, has been helping hostesses by giving inspirational speeches at parties, speaking from an eternally grateful perspective. Two years after she began speaking, she was diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to Hashem and his shluchim at RCCS, she is now healthy. The mere mention of RCCS evokes feelings of security for Mrs. Lapides. In her own word, “RCCS is the epitome of what Klal Yisroel is all about – helping a fellow Jew going through a crisis.

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For Yael Mermelstein, popular Hamodia and Binah columnist and author of many books, the plight of cancer patients evokes helplessness. “I feel helpless against a devastating disease that affects so many people, and helpless in terms of what I might be able to do to help them.” The upcoming auction makes her feel relief. “When I hear about an organization that aims to alleviate the suffering of people and families going through a cancer diagnosis… it makes me feel better that at least those who are going through this journey have support along the way.” Etka Gitel Schwartz, beloved Binah writer and author of several books, feels honored to share her thoughts about the upcoming auction, partly because of the accident she and her husband went through right after they got married. “Some of the most awful memories I have of that time – right up there with tumbling down a ravine and nearly dying, or watching my husband being wheeled off to surgery without knowing if he would be paralyzed – are the weeks and months afterward of drowning in the paperwork and red tape minutiae, and sometimes downright lies, of insurance. It was vile. It was beyond overwhelming, especially while trying to recover. And that was just for one hospital stay! “When I try to imagine what it must be like for someone who requires months of expensive care and drugs… I can’t. I just can’t. I get goosebumps all over and sick to the

stomach. RCCS is not only enabling the ill to access life-saving treatment, they are preserving families’ sanity. I don’t think that will ever stop bringing tears to my eyes.” All the hype about the upcoming auction makes Etka Gittel feel resignation. “I don’t win auctions. Ever. Well, I did win once. But it doesn’t count because the prize was withdrawn, because the auction company went out of business.” So did she toss the auction book into the trash the minute it crossed her threshold? Turns out, she still has some faith. Not in prizes, but in z’chusim. “Hey, I win by just entering the auction and having the inexpressible privilege of supporting the sick in both the most immediate and lasting way possible. A z’chus in this world and the next? I’d call that hitting the jackpot after all.”

YOUR ROLE IN IT ALL It takes a village to raise a child – and it takes a world to raise an auction from its infancy in the planning stages to the grand finale of the auction night. While the incredible people mentioned above are the visible orchestrators, ultimately, all of Klal Yisroel stands behind the success of the campaign and the unbelievable help it engenders for cholei Yisroel year after year. It’s time to secure your serving of exhilaration on this inspiring ride! The new Face-off campaign gives women an unprecedented opportunity to leave a powerful mark on the outcome of the auction. Dive into the excitement by checking out www.rccsauction.org/mt-register or calling 877-332-2808 to sign up as a hostess. Can’t host? You don’t have to forgo the fun! Buy tickets to the auction 877-332-2808 or www.RCCSauction. org, and join the thousands waiting with bated breath to see who the winners will be. Who knows? Maybe this is the year Etka Gitel will find out that she does have some luck after all!


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green, red, white or amber lights, as well as garbage and recycling trucks. In a statement released to the media, Governor Cuomo noted the importance of extra vigilance for those who keep our roadways safe. “Every precaution must be taken to reduce the danger inherent in these hazardous jobs and avoid preventable tragedies,” said Governor Cuomo, vowing zero tolerance for those who fail to abide by the law. A 51-year-old tow truck operator and a 58-year-old Thruway worker

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Possible Contamination Prompts Major Chumus Recall (FDA.gov) WESTCHESTER BASED SABRA Foods has issued a massive voluntary recall on almost its entire line of chumus products because of possible listeria contamination. According to the Food and Drug Administration, problems were detected with chumus manufactured before November 8th at samples tested at Sabra’s manufacturing facilities, but not in any of Sabra’s packaged

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CHAPTER 17

Sun on

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obvious pride. He started listing his accounts. “Every woman produces an average of three pocketbooks per hour, she gets paid $8 for her hour, which is very nice. She leaves with a few hundred dollars a week. And I sell these for about $50 apiece. They retail higher, of course. And there you have it; we all profit.” He walked through the room, leaving his fingerprints on a piece of patent leather, fingering a thick brocade. He nodded his head to the next doorway. Malka’la was still nailed

of his house. An orange bulb hung over a wooden desk, behind which stood a metal chair. The walls were full of samples, highfalutin bags with fancy designs and studs and color and the smallest of stones. It was such a study of contrasts. His starkness, his fancy bags. He sat down in the metal chair and looked at her. “So all of these women are working for their money. I am working for my money. And I have it; I am, baruch Hashem, blessed. Now tell me why I would part with my money,

If she was appealing to his generous and courageous side, she had to come enrobed in her own motherly and fierce spirit. to the wall, too weak to stand and walk. “The office,” he said. She stayed, staring into the room, at the colors, absorbed in the scents, far off into space. “You came for business, didn’t you?” he asked, nodding in the direction of the office, a small, gloomy space behind all the machines. She took small, slow steps. His office was similar to the rest

the money I and 57 hardworking women labored for, and give it to you. We both want it, and right now it’s with me. Tell me why I should give it to you.” There were a hundred answers running through her head. So don’t give me. Give me because you are making money off hardworking people’s backs. I don’t have a reason. Have rachmanus. Because you are a baal tzedakah. Because I have six little children


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to feed. Because I am all alone. Because it’s a mitzvah. Do it for the hungry little children waiting for me at home. The words of Yom Kippur came to mind for the second time that day: I am not worthy. I am low, dirt of the earth. I come before you like a vessel filled with shame. Do it for Your Name. do it for Your sake, for You. I have no deeds, do with me tzedakah and chessed and help me. She said nothing. Instead, she just burst into tears. He said nothing. Behind her palms, which she stuffed into her eyes to dam the tears that sprang out in unbidden torrents, she could see the hopelessness of feeding her family on one tiny salary, the one she eked out in her mother’s store. She could see the fatigue of caring for little ones and trying to survive. She could see her foolish, ridiculous decision to come to the other end of the world and courageously appeal to the mercy of strangers. She could see how, slowly, Gella’s kindness and complete lack of understanding was wearing her down until she had nearly forgotten her own voice. And now, her terror, crawling into the dark basement of a perfect stranger, and acting on choices that she didn’t have.

people would understand and be moved to help. But she had found out in trying, that words were poor representatives of the actual experience, and she could never make anyone understand what it was like to live her life, every single day. Her sorrow moved up from her entire being to her throat, and it heaved now with heavy hiccups. She tried to take a steadying breath. “I’m sorry. I don’t know what to say.” She began crying again, and he was still silent, that older man, sitting in his metal chair, the fancy bags before him forming a suit of armor, a castle, a moat he was now extending a bridge over — but she didn’t know how to cross. “I don’t know what to say. But I’ll say this. I’m an almanah with six yesomim. But I would never, ever subject myself to the humiliation of asking you for your money, if it wasn’t so hard to go without it.”

“Thank you,” she told him, and heaped blessings like she never had, onto his head. Then she quickly went upstairs and out of the house, and when she was down the path she dared open the envelope. Why would he part with his own money? What did he owe her? Nothing. Before she had come to America, she somehow fantasized that people had so much, enough that they wanted to give. But it is not human nature to want to part with one’s own, as much as one has. It is not human nature to appreciate when one has more than enough, forever creating more expectation, and thus more lack. Giving comes from faith. She had thought that if she only explained the situation she had found herself in, in those dark months since Nachman was taken from her, that

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She would never hope that he would be moved to give, based on her tears. Firstly because it worked only on rare occasions, a woman’s tears — more often than not driving a man’s heart farther away — but also because if she was appealing to his generous and courageous side, she had to come enrobed in her own motherly and fierce spirit. “My children need to eat. I, too, worked for a business. We sold sewing supplies. All the women came, but it got too much for me, caring for children alone. Children need two parents. It’s the way this world was created. Anything less is un-

natural. Painfully so. “And I also had my investment. Please believe me; I’m a woman who is wise with money. I do not squander even a single prutah. I am here now, and I see a different world. People throw food away, not appreciating fully that food is what sustains us, because they have never been at the edge, where sustenance is in question. The necks they throw out. The bones they cook in the soup and they throw out.” “Oh, yes,” Mr. Boden said. “People squander food as if it was dirt.” She didn’t know she had started him on his favorite subject of all time, a subject nobody understood, and for the first time, a woman was bringing it up, of her own volition. “I don’t always have a chicken for Shabbos. But if I do, and on Pesach, when I had a few—” and she told him how she deboned the thing and cooked the bones into stock and shredded the meat and stretched it into many, many meals. “You will not squander the money I give you.” “I can assure you I won’t.” He took out a checkbook and a pen. He wrote a check, then placed it in an envelope, licked it, and sealed it. “Here. This is for you.” “Thank you,” she told him, and heaped blessings like she never had, onto his head. Then she quickly went upstairs and out of the house, and when she was down the path she dared open the envelope. Thirty-six dollars. To be continued... Chany Rosengarten authors columns and serialized novels in leading publications. She can be reached at gchanyg@ gmail.com.


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Oneg Shabbos By: Leah Katz

On the long, cozy Friday Nights we tend to linger around the table, welcoming visitors and enjoying the quality family time. These three all-timefavorite desserts can grace your table right after the seudah or later on Shabbos night.

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TWO-LAYER PEANUT CHEW I find peanut chews to be the perfect Friday night treat to munch on and with which to entertain informal company. The Swiss Roll Pan is a two-part pan, with each side being filled with another component which will form a two- or multi-layered cake, sorbet or ice cream. In this recipe, each side is filled with a different peanut chew mixture and then assembled with melted chocolate to attain this beautiful effect. I am sure I’m not the only one who is excited to find a use for this novel pan.

INGREDIENTS: Swiss Roll Pan

LIGHT LAYER 3/4 cup corn syrup 3/4 peanut butter 3/4 c sugar

DIRECTIONS: 1. In a pot on low heat, melt the first three ingredients. Alternatively, pop it into the oven (using a pan for easy cleanup), until melted. 2. Stir in the rice crispies. 3. Fill one section of the roll pan with the mixture.

4 cups rice crispies

DIRECTIONS:

DARK LAYER 3/4 cup corn syrup 3/4 peanut butter 3/4 sugar 3 oz. baking chocolate 4 cups rice crispies

1. In a pot on low heat, melt the first four ingredients. Alternatively, pop it into the oven (using a pan for easy cleanup) until melted. 2. Stir in the rice crispies. 3. Fill the second section of the roll pan with the mixture.

TO ASSEMBLE 1. Melt some chocolate (refer to instructions under “to decorate”) and spread onto exposed side of the dark layer.

2. Affix the light layer on top of the dark layer, and seal the pan tightly all around. 3. Freeze for ½ hour.

TO DECORATE 2 oz. baking chocolate Crushed Viennese crunch (you can either crush them on your own or buy it ready in the grocery)

1. Place baking chocolate into a food storage bag. 2. Make a knot on top of the bag and place it into a cup of boiling water, leaving it there until the chocolate

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is completely melted. 3. Using a toothpick, make a hole at the bottom corner of the bag. 4. Remove the top pan, which is covering the light layer of peanut chew, and drizzle the top of the peanut chew with the chocolate. 5. Sprinkle crushed Viennese crunch in the center.


CHOCOLATE PEAR SURPRISE This dessert combines fruit, chocolate and warmth — a winning winter night combination.

YIELDS ABOUT 18 MUFFINS

3 ripe pears, cut into wedges

2 pareve Torino truffle chocolate bars

BATTER 4 eggs

1 cup oil

2 cups flour

1 cup orange juice

2 cups sugar

2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 T. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

SUGAR MIXTURE 1/2 cup sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 vanilla sugar

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Prepare sugar mixture and set aside. 3. Mix batter ingredients, and fill each muffin pan half to ¾ full with batter. 4. Place a pear wedge into each center, standing upright. 5. Bake muffins for 10 minutes and remove from oven. 6. Adjust the pear, pulling it out a bit so it should stand upright. 7. Sprinkle sugar mixture over each muffin. 8. Bake for additional 20-25 minutes. Place a chocolate square in the center of each muffin as soon as they come out of the oven. 9. Rewarm before serving so the chocolate is melted. On Shabbos, keep them near the blech or hot plate

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APPLE CRISP This dessert covers the minhag of compote, as well as the indulgence of something cold and sweet to end the meal with.

6 Cortland apples, peeled and cored

SYRUP 6 T. brown sugar

¾ tsp. cinnamon

½ cup oil

Optional: handful of craisins

4 ½ tsp. lemon juice

DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Cut each apple into 8 wedges (or use the apple corer/slicer). 3. Cut each wedge into about ½-inch slices. 4. Pour apples into a lined 9x13” pan. 5. Mix syrup ingredients in a plate and pour over apples, making sure all apples are coated. 6. Add a handful of craisins (optional). 7. Bake for a half hour, stir, and then bake for additional 45 minutes. 8. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream and garnish with nut crunch or topping of your choice.

Seasoned Chef: Keep the pan of apples warm on your blech or hot plate on top of another pan (kugel or chicken etc.) or inside a deep 9x13” pan, which is filled with water and is on the blech.

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Having a legal accessory apartment on the first floor of your home brings with it a tremendous advantage: a rental income that can help defray your monthly mortgage costs, which can often be a significant part of the family budget. Best of all, the accessory apartments in both of these units have their own utility meters, which means that the rental income received by the homeowners is pure profit, making the cost of their own living space significantly more affordable.

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A Wise Investment: A Well-Thought-Out Accessory Apartment Creating a well-thought-out legal accessory apartment isn’t just a good idea; it is a wise investment in your financial future. Planning ahead and creating an attractive, well-laid-out space will yield a space that will attract tenants looking for pleasant and practical living quarters and will likely decrease your tenant turnover. The first and most important step in creating an accessory apartment is deciding just how much space you can devote to your rental unit. If you can manage to give up the whole floor you will be able to design an extremely comfortable apartment whose spacious rooms will appeal to prospective tenants and bring in a sizable monthly income. Some homeowners may want to reserve a small portion of the first floor which can be connected to the main unit upstairs through a staircase, while using the remainder of the lower level for their accessory apartment. Taking that approach will give you slightly less space for your rental apartment, but with proper planning and a lot of forethought, you can still create an attractive space that will appeal to prospective tenants. Finally, if you plan your apartment properly, you can take advantage of a third option that offers tremendous flexibility: using the entire space for an accessory apartment now, but leaving yourself an opening to take back some of the first-floor space in the future when your needs change. In the case of our two-family house, both units feature three nice-sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, a laundry room, a full sized kitchen and a dining room that can easily seat ten adults with plenty of additional space for dinner guests. Unit #1, which belongs to the Markowitzes*, devoted the entire first floor to the accessory apartment. The Markowitzes used the full space to create a beautiful five-room apartment, giving them the ability to get the maximum rent for their well-designed living space. The Sterns* in Unit #2 also decided to use the full first floor for their accessory apartment, but Mrs. Stern knew that when the family’s financial situation changed and she could afford to take a slightly lower rent, she intended to transform one room on the first floor into a study for her family’s use. Knowing in advance what her intentions were, Mrs. Stern left a staircase that would one day connect the


second floor and the accessory apartment, and when the time comes to make those changes, the Sterns will still have a very respectable and wellplanned four-room apartment to rent on their first floor. Because homeowners don’t live in their accessory apartments, it is tempting to think of the space as something of an afterthought, a part of the house that matters less than the rest of the living space. But taking that approach is a mistake. It is true that you may not be living in the accessory apartment, but you are designing a place that will eventually become someone else’s home. The more practical and attractive you make your accessory apartment, the more desirable it will be on the rental market, which means you will be able to rent it faster and, hopefully, command a higher rent. THE MARKOWITZES* — UNIT #1: Because they were able to devote the entire first floor to their accessory apartment, the Markowitzes were able to create a very comfortable living space for their tenants. They divided the apartment neatly in half, with all three bedrooms located on the same side of the living space. Because they had the extra space, the Markowitzes were able to create an expansive master bedroom suite with a full-sized walk in closet and an amply proportioned master bathroom. Having the kitchen and dining room both located on the same side of the apartment is another plus, which allows for late-night cooking marathons and lengthy Shabbos meals that don’t disturb anyone who may be sleeping. THE STERNS — UNIT #2: Reserving the option of turning one of their three bedrooms into a study in the future meant that the Sterns couldn’t use exactly the same floor plan as the Markowitzes. The Sterns focused on reserving a slightly larger amount of space for that bedroom/study, accomplishing that goal by shaving off small amounts of space from several of the other rooms. The result? A workhorse of an accessory apartment that does it all, functioning beautifully now as a five-room apartment and having the ability to work equally well down the road as a beautifully designed four-room space that will appeal to tenants, while finally giving the Sterns their long-awaited study.

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CLOSED THE DOOR AND stepped into my home after a week’s vacation. I stopped. The whole world stopped with me. On the dining room table were mountains of everything, though the floor was clear. I cautiously stepped in, only to be confronted with the reality of what men call “cleanup.” Dried food crushed under my feet. Its fresh twins were swimming in pots soaking in the sink. The counters were laden with every condiment available, including closed packages of plastic plates, cups and cutlery. Every toothbrush used, towel unfolded, item opened, game played, arts and craft created and book read was plainly visible. There went my post-vacation nap. A mental calculation notified me of quickly approaching deadlines and the futility of bringing Shabbos in this short time span. The nearest book beckoned more invitingly than anything else, and I sat down heavily with it. Then the telephone rang. “Welcome back,” Goldie’s sing-song voice came through the line, “I am itching to come over to…” I did not let her finish. “Goldie,” I ventured, “I am inviting myself and family for Shabbos.” She laughed, “Your house is that bad?” “Worse.” “Okay,” she said, “we are starting with the Shabbos table.” “You are coming over?” “I am with you on the phone.” Under Goldie’s strict guidance, I categorized all items by room and tossed them into bags mentally labeled “Sunday.” The dining room table shone through. A quick throw of the tablecloth and the clanking of the Shabbos leichter pulled Goldie’s brakes. “Stop,” she said. My protests fell on deaf ears. “You will nominate a lucky child to set the table; your family needs food.” I walked towards the kitchen, zombielike. “First I need to wash all my pots,” I half whispered. “Only two,” she admonished. I protested again. “The rest you can wash while the food simmers.” The water gushed and pots clanged while Goldie’s mixer whirled up a chocolate cake I secretly hoped was for me. I peeled vegetables over the garbage can,

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filled pots with water using a pitcher and checked cholent beans over the mess, because Goldie prohibited counter or sink cleanup. I followed her every whim like a loyal maid. I baked the fish in a disposable pan, placed eggs and meat directly into the cholent and added cake to my grocery list (so much for my dream of Goldie’s fresh chocolate cake). When I finished, Goldie gave me permission to clear the counters, but not wash them, because “the children will enjoy doing it.” She let me wash the pots and pans, but not wipe them, because “they can air dry.” She let me sweep the floor, but not wash it, because “it’s time to prepare lunch.” This time I protested. “Well-fed mommies, tatties and children are calmer, more helpful and less cranky,” Goldie said. I prepared lunch and put down the telephone. THE LITTLE ONES CAME HOME FROM playgroup and cheder and unloaded their arts and crafts on the dining room table. Then they unloaded their emotions about Mommy’s absence on me. I reloaded them with hugs and affection, a cheese sandwich and my homecoming gifts. Time, too, kept unloading. I rushed the little ones through bath time as I greeted the older ones coming through the door. We ate lunch then designed an “Operation Shabbos Cleanup” chart as per Goldie’s instruction. Everyone had to choose, one “set up,” two “wash ups,” three items for “pickup and delivery” and two “self grooming” things to do. I gave examples of each. On the bottom, I wrote, “Cooperation equals a choice of the following privileges.” I thought I had covered every child’s job and reward preference. I was wrong. My all-time dawdler went from lunch to out of the bath all “groomed” in record breaking time. She did everyone’s allotment of “pickup and deliveries” and sold her “set up” and “wash up” to six-yearold Nachman. Then she curled up with a magazine. Nachman ate his Shabbos dessert amid much praise and chest pumping on his sudden growth to Big Boy after he finished an insurmountable amount of work. Only my usually cooperative and quick-minded daughter’s jobs remained outstanding. Her bath, together with her shrugs, grew cold. My husband came in with the groceries and sat down to lunch as I sidestepped into the shower. I emerged with an open heart and found a


little time and calm for her. After telling her softly that I know something is bugging her and it will be discussed after licht bentching, I firmly offered her the choice of either taking a bath or packing away groceries. She took care of the groceries as I took care of muktzah items amid everyone’s demands, questions and complaints. I combed hair, cut nails and curled peyos, wished Bubby a “gut Shabbos” on the telephone, finished unpacking the groceries, and convinced my daughter to take a bath. I closed doors to still messy rooms, ignored patches of missed floor stains and clutter as I sidestepped into my bedroom with a yogurt

and a fruit. Oh, and Goldie ended up sending that fresh chocolate cake, which my children devoured and crumbled over the kitchen table and floor. Finally, it was time. All my kinderlach, with either radiant or sour faces, stood around as I covered my eyes. I thanked Hashem for giving me the strength to let things go, and for helping rush Shabbos in with a calm, slow and constantly refueling glow. Then I wearily plopped down on the couch for a connectiontalk with my daughter, marveling how, with short-cuts and let-gos, I had remained calm and collected. Mostly.

Practical Advice for Quick Cleanups Wash laundry needed for Shabbos only

Once the Shabbos table is set, you will feel more ready for Shabbos

Cook before cleaning

Bake fish in a disposable pan; place eggs in cholent and use other short-cuts

Take time to eat and feed your spouse and children

Give your children and spouse attention while you work together to foster a sense of harmony

Do muktzah cleaning and pack-away before non-muktzah work

Anything not finished can be hidden to be put away properly after Shabbos

Decide what children can help with

Use a Shabbos cleanup chart, reward system and job choices

Cut non-priorities; Shabbos can come without freshly baked cake, but not without cholent

Resist the temptation to tackle unnecessary things

Talking on the phone is a distracter; only use the phone if relevant for Shabbos prep

Working at a slow and steady pace will help you make the Shabbos deadline with more calm than if you rush through your work

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The Regal Shabbos Table

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NE OF THE special ways in which we honor Shabbos is with the appearance and decor of the table upon which the seudos are served. All emotional and spiritual experiences in this world require a physical framework, and the Shabbos table itself, upon which the Shabbos meals, the zemiros and the divrei Torah are conducted is that medium in connecting us with the heiligkeit of the day. There is no more telling lesson that can be taught to the children about the special regard we have for Shabbos than the exhibition of the care and taste involved in preparing the Shabbos table. The Tur writes that when it comes to Shabbos we are required to enjoy the finest delicacies and wine, to wear fine clothing and to spare no expense in honoring Shabbos. He quotes the Gemara that the wealthy Yidden in Baval preserved their affluence in the merit of their efforts in honoring Shabbos. As such, we present tips and techniques to make your Shabbos table worthy of the presence of the Shabbos Queen.

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Using a padded tablecloth liner underneath the tablecloth makes it fall prettily and gives you nice, stiff corners

Wine stores have a large variety of elegant wine bottles that enhance the table

For proper table setting, place the forks on the left and the knife and spoons on the right

For Shabbos, use white flowers as the base of your arrangement, adding a pop of one color in different shades

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Tall candlesticks lend a regal aura to the table when lit


So many styles can be attained with your Shabbos napkins. Play around and come up with something unique each week

Sets of two have double impact

Use your small candy dishes or charming accessories to fill with salt to add originality to your setting

Work with with different accessories; chargers, coasters and colored glasses. Accent pieces make a big difference

Use a washable tablecloth to avoid using disposable table covers to protect it

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BY: CHAYA LIBA AARONS Gleaming silver candlesticks and a shimmering goblet rest atop a crisp white tablecloth. Fancy napkins curtsy in tall glass cups near cutlery settings. Flowers sway in a dainty vase in the center of the table, casting flashes of color over the white backdrop. It’s Thursday night.

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now she had the motivation, too. She would be ready for Shabbos by chatzos as a zechus for her children’s shidduchim. She plunged into this project with total commitment, never missing one week. For a year, she didn’t share this with anyone, other than her family and rav. Azriela watched her house transform. Friday was a calm day after a week filled with preparation for Shabbos, and Azriela could finally greet Shabbos without feeling wiped out. How does she do it? “It’s making Shabbos a priority,” Azriela says. Azriela keeps Shabbos in mind all week, preparing something for Shabbos every day. Shopping is finished by Wednesday, so there’s no wending overflowing carriages in a crowded supermarket FOR AZRIELA JAFFE, THIS HAS been her family’s reality for the past nine years. Shabbos is anticipated the whole week, but by Thursday night it is already welcomed. Azriela has made it her priority to have Shabbos completely ready by chatzos each week, and she’s been witness to blessed changes in her life. A little more than nine years ago, Azriela would save most of her Shabbos preparation for Thursday night and Friday. Friday saw a rush of frantic activity until Shabbos came to “save the day.” Reality hit hard when Azriela’s daughter complained that she hated Friday. Then she happened to read a story in the Yated Ne’eman by Mal-

Azriela replaced the “Oy vay, Shabbos is coming!” with “Oh, great, Shabbos is almost here!” ky Feig about a couple whose child was healed thanks to the Chofetz Chaim’s advice to bring in Shabbos early. The cogs began to turn in her brain. At the time there was constant talk about the shidduch crisis, and although her daughters and son were just in their early teens, Azriela was already concerned. Being baalei teshuvah didn’t add bonus points for their chance in this crisis. Azriela already knew what she wanted to change in her life, and

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Thursday night. Friday is a time to finish up and get ready for the Shabbos Queen. Azriela replaced the “Oy vay, Shabbos is coming!” with “Oh, great, Shabbos is almost here!” Her former deadline has turned into a lifeline in her busy week. Baruch Hashem, Azriela saw special siyata d’Shmaya with her children’s shidduchim. The motivation turned into sweet rewards that encouraged her further. In these nine years, Azriela hasn’t missed one chatzos. No excuse is ever good enough to make her lose out on her calm Erev Shabbos. Azriela wrote about the impact this had on her life in a magazine article, and since then she’s been approached by readers for advice on making it to the deadline — or lifeline. Her personal undertaking has morphed into an international


inspiration, and more and more women were moved to change their Erev Shabbos experience, too. What’s her advice for being ready for Shabbos by chatzos? “It’s not about moving everything from Friday afternoon to Friday morning,” Azriela says. “It’s about organizing for Shabbos the whole week.” That does sound familiar from the story we all grew up on, of how Shammai bought the choicest food for Shabbos every day. In her family, preparing for Shabbos all week has become part of routine, and when her children see her cooking during the week they ask her if it’s for Shabbos. “Don’t just push Shabbos to the end of the week.” That’s a line I’d like to remember. The blessing and serenity of Shabbos can spill over to the whole week. If making it to the chatzos deadline is too great a leap, Azriela suggests starting with something. Just setting the table on Thursday night can make a difference. It’s the commitment that counts. Motivation is also an important factor. Azriela wisely advises making the commitment as a zechus for someone else, and then you can be sure you’ll take it seriously. Getting ready for Shabbos by chatzos is for everyone, no matter the age or affiliation. “It’s never too late to start!” Azriela says. She’s seen women in their sixties and seventies who have made this change in their lives. Women who’ve been making Shabbos all their lives, and whose mothers and grandmothers have done the same, approach Azriela, a baalas teshuvah, for her help. And she knows she’s doing something right when they tell her it changed their lives.

Tips to Get You Ahead of the Clock Overwhelmed by the thought of being ready by chatzos? Try taking baby steps. Aim for a few hours, or even a few minutes earlier every week.

Incorporate Shabbos food into your Thursday supper menu.

Structure your week to include a bit of Shabbos prep every day, rather than doing everything in a last-minute rush. Organize the errands that end up piling up at the end of the week to be done throughout the week. Examples: dry cleaning on Sunday, ironing on Tuesday, grocery shopping done by Wednesday, whereas food prep might need to be done closer to the end of the week.

Tone it down. Until you get into the swing of things, go ahead and make simple recipes and perhaps less dishes than you usually do.

Set the table Thursday night. There’s nothing like a set table Friday morning to put you in the chatzos mood!

If you are the type that likes Friday-fresh food, do all of the food prep on Thursday night and the actual cooking on Friday. Beans can be checked and placed in the pot, meats can be marinated or spiced and placed in the pans etc.

On short Fridays, bathe the kids first thing in the morning. For some reason, it just makes the day go smoother. Now when the nights are early, nails can be trimmed on Thursday before bedtime.

On longer Fridays, taking the kids out in the afternoon leaves the house cleaner and the atmosphere calmer.

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Sometimes it takes a lifetime to make an impact on a person. Other times, a lifetime of impact is made in a day. Many times that day is Shabbos.

“FOR A LOT OF THE PEOPLE we meet, it’s the first time they are experiencing Shabbos,” Mrs. Royde tells me, her voice coming through the wire with an electricity of its own. “And you can never know the impact you’ll have on a person. Just recently we had a man who met our group two years ago contact us and ask us to kasher his kitchen.” For eight years now this group, so aptly dubbed The Traveling Chassidim, have been found popping up all over the world to share the beauty of Shabbos with Yidden far and wide. With their distinctive clothing and Yiddishinflected English, The Traveling Chassidim create a memorable atmosphere wherever they go. And they really go. “England. Vancouver. Texas. Denver. Florida. Minneapolis. Chattanooga. Atlanta… Everywhere.” Mrs. Berger, a veteran member of the group lists but a fraction of the places they’ve been.

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“Anywhere they invite us, we go. Most places we travel to every year, and we create a relationship with the community. Each of us always comes home with at least one or two people that we will connect with on a certain level throughout the year — some through Erev Shabbos phone calls or learning or just a random ‘hello’ every now and again.” It’s little wonder that people from other communities are thrilled to stay in touch with members of the group; after all, Shabbos with the chassidim is a truly special experience. From the spirited davening to the heartfelt zemiros and leibedige dancing, Shabbos is felt as a living fire, an entity that enters participants and ignites their souls. “The culmination is the havdalah concert, complete with guitar and keyboard.” Mrs. Berger says. “We say Gut fun Avraham and close the lights. We speak about how Shabbos brings us all togeth-

er, mentioning the two lights we tzind at the beginning of Shabbos, and the entwined candle that we use at the end. It’s a message of unity, of Bein Yisroel l’amim — never between one ‘type’ of Jew and another.” The impression The Traveling Chassidim makes on others is lasting, and many keep tabs on where the group is headed each week, with people who’ve experienced one Shabbos oftentimes traveling many miles to join in another celebration with these special families. “Do your kids go on the Shabbatons as well?” I ask Mesdames Royde and Berger. Emphatically, both answer in the affirmative. “We, as families, are The Traveling Chassidim; the husbands, wives, and kids.” Berger says, “We had someone a couple weeks ago who went with nine kids, and sometimes even married couples go along to be with their parents. A big part of it is the family aspect


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The Roydes have many stories to share. There are tales of the young people who have gone on to learn in Eretz Yisroel after being inspired by the group, and of others that have stayed on home soil but have adopted authentic Jewish practice into their lives. “We make bar mitzvah parties for people who haven’t had one,” Mrs. Royde says, specifically mentioning the 75-year-old man who laid tefillin for the first time with her husband. “He was so emotional; he just cried bitterly over the fact that he hadn’t had done it until that point. He spoke in Yiddish, remembering his grandparents who’d left Russia as Orthodox Jews, together with his mother, but by the time he’d come out from behind the Iron Curtain, his mother was no longer religious.” Though feeling for others is an essential aspect of being part of this unique group, it’s not just hearts bursting with care for their fellow Jews that members have; it’s training as well. Each of the 35 participating families undergo kiruv training to know how to respond to situations that may arise. “It’s not for everyone,” Mrs. Berger says, “You have to be very firm in your Yiddishkeit before you can go out and help others with theirs.” Not only on an individual level, but on an organizational one as well, various shailos can occur, necessitating strong Rabbinical guidance. Under the flagship of Belz International, The Traveling Chassidim is always under the watchful eye of the tzadik. Deeply active in other kiruv projects as well, the Belzer Rebbe is known for his powerful love of all Yidden, no matter how far from Yiddishkeit they are. That intense ahavas Yisroel is trademark of the Belzer chasidus, and is similarly the strand that unites each member of The Traveling Chassidim. That love of both Yidden and Yiddishkeit originally led Rabbi Royde to attended an Aish HaTorah Discovery Seminar, where a Pennsylvanian rabbi invited him to come for a Shabbos with a group of friends, to give his community a heady taste of a chasidishe Shabbos. “I’m putting you into my phone as The Traveling Chassidim, so I won’t forget your name,” the rabbi said, and the rest is history. The name stuck, and so did the desire to infuse Jewish lives with the taste of Shabbos.

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“The first year we visited two communities, the second year five. This year we’ve been to 28! And we always go back to the communities we’ve visited, at least once a year,” Mrs. Royde says, flipping through a booklet detailing the growth and mission of The Traveling Chassidim. “And we also host what we call ‘Shabbos in the shtetl,’ where we invite members of the various communities out to Monsey and Boro Park. They stay with local heimishe families, and get a taste of what our life is like.” Hosting is perhaps easier than being hosted. “Contrary to popular belief,” Mrs. Berger tells me, “we don’t get paid for what we do. Everything is voluntary. The only thing we ask is that the host community covers our travel expenses and food. As for lodgings, they’re not five star. We stay with the community members.” On the topic of housing, Mrs. Royde shares another story: “Three years ago, my husband made contact with a man on Staten Island, and they decided to learn together, but it never worked out, until we went back to that community the following year. Then the man asked my husband to teach him hilchos Shabbos,” Mrs. Royde says, her smile coming through in every word. “He started with the very basics, like putting on a white tablecloth and having the family bathe before lighting. By now he’s shomer Shabbos and keeps kashrus, and last time we returned to the community, we had wanted to find accommodations close to the shul, because we had small children, but this man would have none of it. “‘Rabbi Royde, because of you I walk a half hour to shul every single week instead of driving. And now you want to tell me that you won’t walk a half hour for me?’ he asked. Of course, with such a valid argument, we gladly accepted his accommodations!” It’s that attitude that makes The Traveling Chassidim stand out in my mind; the can-do, will-do and want-todo attitude wherever another Jew is concerned. For each member of this charismatic group, no destination is too distant and no soul too far gone. All it takes is a few good zemiros, a whole lot of heart, a taste of Shabbos… and perhaps a plane or two.


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THE MONSEY VIEW // SURVEY

HELP AROUND THE HOUSE HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE HOUSEHOLD HELP?

Win a $50 gift certificate to Robe gallery! Submit your answers by Thursday, December 1. to be entered.

CAN YOU EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CLEANING LADY?

Never

No! And it frustrates me to no end.

Before Pesach, if I am lucky

Somewhat, but I wish communication would be easier

Once a week Several times a week

She doesn’t understand a word I say, but at least she shows up! My cleaning lady actually speaks English (or Yiddish!)

Every day

WHAT KIND OF JOBS DO YOU HIRE HELP FOR?

WOULD YOU EVER LEAVE HIRED HELP ALONE IN THE HOUSE?

Only the deep cleaning

Yes

Weekly basics, like floors and bathrooms

No

Basics and laundry

Only for small pockets of times or when she knows I can pop in

Everything! My cleaning lady is my housekeeper

WOULD YOU EVER HAVE YOUR HIRED HELP BABYSIT?

WHAT DO YOU VALUE MOST IN A CLEANING LADY?

Sure, why not?

Reliable in regards to showing up

Only if I am in the house

Cleans well

Never!

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By Ann Zeilingold

Real Estate The Shabbos Factor WHEN PURCHASING A HOME, FIRST THERE IS THE negotiating the price of the home and the details of the transaction such as: When will the closing be? What will the down payment amount to? How large of a mortgage will be applied? What repairs are needed based on the results of a home inspection? Then there are requirements in the choosing of a home unique to frum families that others may not have. For some people these are deal breakers and for others these are areas to compromise. Let us discuss one major aspect of Jewish life that impacts greatly on the choice of the home that a family will buy. Shabbos. Shabbos necessitates a close proximity to a shul. Shabbos can be enhanced if there is an eruv. Shabbos means crock pots, hot plates, timers and time clocks. Shabbos brings up concerns like electric ovens and stoves, lights on in the refrigerator and lights that are triggered by motion sensors. What about well water that requires an electric pump? And Shabbos locks? Shabbos is the main reason why in frum areas, defying local and national trends, the prices of homes appreciate or depreciate. It is also the reason why denser housing can be more desirable than less dense housing to some, hence a thriving and accelerating housing market. When beginning the home search, after being prequalified for a mortgage loan, a family has to determine an area that they may want to live in. House aesthetics and even price can be secondary to location. How close to the nearest shul? Are there children in the area and what schools do they go to? Whom will my children be playing with on Shabbos, when children stay at home or play with neighbors in walking distance? Am I willing to be one of the first in a “new” area where there is no “established” frum neighborhood yet? Am I able to walk to a shul? Who will be my neighbors? These are questions that families ask of themselves, discuss with family and friends, their Rabbonim and mentors and discuss at length with their realtors.

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As house prices escalated and younger families couldn’t afford the older, more established neighborhoods, new communities sprung up all over Rockland.

In the past years, families didn’t compromise on location as much as today, but as house prices escalated and younger families couldn’t afford the older, more established neighborhoods, new communities sprung up all over Rockland. These areas are working on eruvs, establishing shuls and many areas where just five and six years ago a frum family would never have lived, are now vibrant communities with lots of young families and choices of shuls. This trend of “pioneering” has proven successful in Lakewood, NJ and now in Rockland. Another additional expense that a family will normally undertake when purchasing a new house is making sure that the electricity in the


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home is convenient for Shabbos observance. An electrician is needed to install Shabbos clocks and to make sure that there is enough electricity in the kitchen so that urns, crock pots, second dishwashers, stoves, ovens, microwaves, etc. will not trip the breakers and blow the fuses, causing a great inconvenience, especially on Shabbos! So when purchasing a home, it’s not only about the color of the siding and whether the driveway has a steep incline, but also the other unspoken but necessary conveniences that enhance our quality of life. 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

FM Home Loans

Office:

Vice President

1609 Route 202 Pomona, NY 10970

Mobile:

845-354-9700 914-260-9000 ann@annzeilingold.com

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Classifieds FOR SALE HYUNDAI/ SONATA Excellent Condition/Very Well Maintained/120,000 miles/ All new brakes/$3000. Call 914-318-4884. CHEVY UPLANDER 140K Miles in a good condition For $1,800! Pls call/ text (845)694-2784! CHEVY IMPALA ‘09 121k miles. New 15k-mile engine. Perfect condition inside-out. $4,200. 845-5386841. ISUZU BOX TRUCK with Lift Gate, 165k. Priced to sell $19,999. 845-548-5715 CARGO VAN 87K. Priced to Sell $10,999. 845-548-5715 TOYOTA CAMRY 2007, 105000 miles xle leather push to start have carfax new tires very well maintained call 845-4613084 ITALIAN D.R. TABLE In gr8 condition for sale ( with 2 leaf extension) pls call 347-432-6669 CRIB / DRESSER Stanley Young America furniture crib and matching dresser. Mattress inc. Beautiful design, White. Great price for both $375 845517-8234 CHERRY WOOD CRIB $80 (no mattress) 845-5178494 MASTER BEDROOM SET Beautiful master bedroom for sale. 39” headboards. Great price. 352-6354.

DINING ROOM FURNITURE Excellent condition, for sale. Serious inquiries only please. 845-608-1826 39” HEADBOARDS 2 39” MBR headboards, brand new condition. asking $100 call 845-262-0072 ITALIAN BEDROOM SET Brand new, for sale. 2 headboards, 44” mattresses, armoire, dresser mirror.& n.t. Please call 845-425-6577 DINING ROOM TABLE and 6 chairs in excellent condition, priced very reasonably or best offer. Please call 845-216-8892. DESK \ CHAIR small computer desk with office chair, very good condition. asking $75 call 845-538-6594 SEFORIM SHANK for sale. Gorgeous and in a perfect condition! 90”x90”. Asking $850 original $2400. Selling due to moving. Call 845-918-1753 GE DRYER brand new, big, for sale call 18456599038 WASHER AND DRYER Frigidaire, for sale. (Front loader) Due to moving. 10 years old. $400 or best offer. Text or call 845-200-4365 OVEN FOR SALE Black Frigidaire Gallery over 30’’ in good condition. Includes extra grates. Please call 845-426-3232. WASHER/DRYER used washer dryer and furniture for sale excellent price please call: 845-3522131 GOLD & SILVER We buy gold and silver call 845-461-3084

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// for sale // for rent JEWELRY FOR SALE Beautiful expensive kallah jewelry for sale hardly used . Bracelet , Earrings ,Watch , please call.845-746-6012 BUGABOO CAMELEON 2015 Grey Melange Wool for sale. Almost brand new condition. Used only a couple times. 845-499-9923 BLACK SUIT New 100% wool size 40 short and size 42 short $100 each. 598-4438 MENS BIKE Diamondback mountain $250 598-4438 DR CHANDELIER Hi-end exquisite Empire style, bronze and hand cut crystal, Paid $8,500, asking $3,000.Designers welcome 347-228-2252

CANON PHOTO PRINTER new in box. Call 845-3561932 STUART WEITZMAN Brand new 9.5 flats. Beige suede with studs 3478932433 CARRIAGE BUNTING Two 7am enfant silver gray, Excellent condition 3478932433 OPEN CORNER UNIT six foot tall wood; Fisher Price Infant Soothing Motions Glider in excellent condition. Call 845-352-2874 LOOKING TO PURCHASE a 2nd hand Bugaboo donkey in good condition. Please call 845.587.0286 CUSTOM BEDSPREADS Brand new by Ben barber and accessories 3474862881

BABY SNOWSUIT Brand new white down, with fur sz 6m. $150 In stores. Selling for $100. Call 18454226187.

CORELLE SET a brand new 4 serving already toveled for sale call 18456599038

UPPABABY CRUZ STROLLER Used, for sale with new base and raincover 275$ 845-5178234

GONDOLA STORE SHELVING Four white slightly used, 3 feet wide 2 feet deep. Also, lots of white wooden shelves. Please call 845-499-9221.

BUGABOO CAMELEON for sale: purchased in 2013. Navy with a bit of red trimming. 425-1937 BUGABOO CAMELEON 3rd avenue special edition. Great condition. Warranty till April 3474862881 $850 PIANO WITH BENCH [old, walnut color] all keys work. Pickup 1/2 hour from Monsey. call 914-8063048. FOR SALE Publicize your advertisement on top of your automobile with a 17x7 light up device. 845-670-4504

BABY JOGGER city classic double carriage, plastic and baby jogger buggy board for sale Call or Text 347-661-8983 CAR SEATS Graco Car seat and Baby Trend Car seat for sale. Call or Text 347-661-8983 PROJECTOR For rent. $40 a day. Call Now 845-659-5558 BABY JACKET Sz 2 red down, for sale 29$ pls call 347-432-6669


CANON PIXMA photo printer & Canon photo paper. (Both new in closed boxes) Orig price over $400, selling $120. 845.548.2685 HUGGIES PAMPERS Size 1 case of 240 for $36. Please call (after 4:00 P.M.) 845-659-0047 CUSTOM MADE BEDDING for a crib for sale. Ivory and beige a must see. Will text pic. 425-1937 ADORABLE BUNNY RABBIT for sale. $75- including cage and accessories. 845-371-0126 WHITE KITCHEN cabinets,wine racks, granite countertops and stainless steel sink. Stored in shed, see before the snow falls. 845 425 1562 BABY SNOWSUIT Down white sz 6m new, $150. In stores. Selling for $100. Call 18454226187. Delivery avail. YAMAHA KEYBOARD E243 Keyboard for sale with sturdy stand. $75- for both. 845-587-8419 SNOW TIRES 4 20 i’n tires for sale for $200 please call 845 -461-3084 CAMERA BATTERY S100. Canon powershot S100 battery and charger. $10 each. 718.599.5028 CONAIR HAIR BLOWER retractable wire Great condition for $15 (reg $35) please call 1-845-783-3316. SAS MANES BLACK never worn, size 10W, and waldlaufer ladies black size 7.5 slightly used, please call 845-371-0188

WOOL SKIRT Italian black and white with tags from Taubers. Full style. xs. half price. 718-599-5028 BLACK COS TOP new size large. boxpleated front adorable for maternity $30 8458264062 WOOL SHABBOS COAT size 2 to sell for $50. Brand new condition, simple style, beautiful fit.5875981 BABY BUNTING New black bunting with removable bottom, for sale $80, Orig $135 from blubelle. 347-853-6155 KORG PA4X 76 key; Used, in excellent condition, works great, $2900. text 845.729.0439; Serious inquiries only FISHER PRICE DOLLHOUSE Looking to buy accessories for good price. 845 659 5649 NEW UPHATS 2 size 53. $80 or best offer. 845-426-0467 IMMEDIATE PURCHASE looking to buy townhouse in the Bates area please call 1-718-288-6646

FOR RENT NEW HEMPSTEAD HOUSE 7 Bedroom Hi-Ranch 2 Story Entry, 3 1/2 Baths, ParkLike Prop Lg Deck, Lovely Neighborhood, Mint, $3700 monseyhome.com 845 883 2092 NEW HEMPSTEAD 5 bedrooms,living/dining rooms; modern kitchen/ appliances; hardwood flooring; deck overlooking pool 10952pm@gmail.com 845 37R-ENT7

BEAUTIFUL MASTER BEDROOM SET Selling beautiful master bedroom set in perfect condition. Two 48” headboards, armoire, dresser and mirror, and night table. Selling price $2,300. Selling due to move. For more information and for pictures please text 917.776.3422. 4 BR HIGH RANCH For rent Brockton Area, Good Condition with renovated Kitchen. Great Neighborhood, Cul De Sac. Call or Text 347-782-3434

ESTATE SALE 56 e. Concord dr. Thursday dec.1 9-4, fri. Dec.2 9-2 sun. Dec. 3 9-4 whole house great furn. Judaica, art, more. No earlies, 914-419-9772

HOUSE FOR RENT in Chestnut Ridge (Dexter Park) 4 br, 2 bathroom, laundry room, eat in kitchen, near park. 845.596.8278.

PRIVATE HOUSE New kitchen, freshly painted and scraped, 4 bdrms + basement. For rent $2,300. Call: 352-5056

5 BEDROOM CONDO on Wiener Drive fully wheelchair accessible large Porch, C/A, over 2500sq ft Sec 8 Aprvd $3500 Call.845.425.8000

DOVER TERRACE Top floor of ext. high ranch for rent, 4 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, large dining/living room, central a/c, large porch & backyard 845-579-5587

WESLEY HILLS 3 bedroom home with updated Kosher Kitchen on 2 acres park like property. Very private,. 3K call 845-6943177. MIAMI BEACH Carriage Club North Beautiful 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, pool, ground floor, oceanfront, backyard. Call: 845-274-3175 BRAND NEW HOUSE for rent on Maple Terrace- 7 bedrooms, 5 baths, beautiful kitchen, big dining room, spacious playroom and more! call 347-623-5697

GWEN LANE Beautiful 3 room apartment located on Gwen Lane available now. Call (845) 352-7118 FURNISHED APARTMENT 3 rooms located on Remsen Avenue, available for January. Call 845.517.8409 FOR RENT ON WESTSIDE AVENUE Brand new 5 bedroom duplex for rent. Includes DR/LR, Kit/ Dinette, Study, Playroom, 5 Bdrms, 3.5 baths. Available immediately. Asking $2800/ mos. No Section 8. Please call 845-659-4531.

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SHABBOS CHANUKA RENTAL Cozy, 2 bedroom, newly renovated, ground level available for both weekends Centrally located. Linens, amenities provided. (267) 226-2820 WALK IN APT. Beautiful apt w/ large kitchen and island. Pesach kitchen, large living/ dining room, 3 bdrms, 2 and half baths, laundry room. Near viznitz. section 8 ok. 659-6219 4 BEDROOM APT Beautiful walk-in 4 bedroom apartment on Bates, 2 & 1/2 bathrooms and playroom. 845-499-9926 3 1/2 ROOM BASEMENT apartment for rent freshly painted Carlton rd. near Dover terrace please call 425-0544 4 ROOM APARTMENT for Rent, Chosson Kallah Only on Dana Road, Asking $1400 Plus. Call (845) 2820750 after 6PM 2 RM WALK IN Sunny, Private entrance. New kitchen, new floor, full bath, washer/dryer. freshly painted, Dana rd. $950. Avail Jan 1st. Chosson kallah. 845 826 0700

ADAR COURT 2 Bedroom walk-in apartment for rent. Available immediately. Please call 845659-4531. ONE BEDROOM APT for rent in chestnut ridge (birds section) Great price.. Great section call 1-347-5289382 NORTH MIAMI Walk In, 2 BDRM, 2 BATH, spacious house with POOL, next to Khal Chasidim Shul, reasonable. Call 914-8063048 AIRMONT upgraded 2 bdrm apt: walk in spacious rooms granite counters fireplace private outdoor pool please call 845517-1771 ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT large backyard, quiet & private, Chestnut Ridge. Almost brand new 1250. 845444-8744 HOTEL STYLE SUITE Nearly new 2 bedroom suite,small kitchenette, full bathroom,private entrance, big windows, 1st floor for more info call 8456429138 WEEKEND RENTAL very cozy & spacious new vacation rental on bates dr 2 bedrooms, linen and more

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VACATION RENTAL ‫באקוועמע צוויי צומערדיגע‬ ‫דירה צו פארדינגען אין גיבבערס‬ .‫ אדער שבת‬,‫ וואך‬,‫אויפן טאג‬ reasonable price. 845-7941227 BLUEFIELD AREA beautiful, brand new, spacious apt - fully furnished - for rent for several months. Call: 517-7293 AIRMONT A beautiful furnished newly renovated 3-Room Apartment for rent Please call 845-357-0951 3 BEDROOM APT for rent on Bluefield. 845499-9926 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT beautiful, brand new, spacious apt - fully furnished - for several months. (Possibly as a one bdrm) Call: 352-4963 5 ROOM APARTMENT for rent on Adar ct. 347-4614814 FURNISHED APT. 2 rm. short term near main st. call 300-1587 ISO APARTMENT Iso 2 bdrm apartment/condo. Looking to move in asap. Max 1300. 862-899-8474 NEWLY RENOVATED, walk-in 1 bdrm furnished apt avail for rent in area of Wesley kosher. Pls call 8455795418 FOR RENT Large 3 bedroom, 2 floor house for rent on Sneden Ct.- off Union. Beautiful condition. Call 718-963-0318,

FOR RENT A big basement for rent in the Maple/Francis area! Pls call/ text (845)694-2784 2 AND 4 BEDROOM newly renovated apartment in private house available for rent in prime Airmont neighborhood. For more details call/text 9176765788 FOR RENT Large airy room in a finished basement available in bates area about 400 sq feet Please call 845.746.7251 OFFICE SPACE Looking for small office space in Main St / saddle river area. Basement in residential building also ok. Call 929250-4363 DECATUR AVE Beautiful office room in basement for rent includes internet, plus more. Call 917-549-4993 ROOMS AVAILABLE Large 4/5 rooms for office suite or inventory storage, 2 bathrooms, Large windows, Front Walk-in Private entrance. N Cole area Spring valley 845.206.9484 386 RT 59 office space 3 offices large window 750 sq ft - $1,600.00 845-425-6565 CHANUKAH PARTY Nice big shul to rent for your chanuka party. Call 18454255818 WEST ST. Spring Valley, 2 room office space, heimishe office bldg. Private entrance, $875. monthly included utilities. 845-641-4208 STORAGE AVAILABLE Chestnut Ridge off Route 45. Two car garage available for long term storage. 845-4593405


TWO ROOM OFFICE for rent. Private entrance and private bathroom plus garage. Call 84555-517-70

CHAMPAGNE GOWN Brand new wedding gown with tags. size 16 woman.$175 to sell. 845-459-3405

MECHUTEINESTA DRESS Very pretty light color cocktail length mechuteinsta dress size 10-12. 608-9176

PRIVATE OFFICE soundproofed with waiting room on quiet street. Pls Call 845 587 6959

MATERNITY DRESS Elegant black Sz M for rent pls call 347-432-6669

IVORY CHIFFON DRESS from Exquisite for sale or rent. Please call 845-262-9625

MATERNITY LACE DRESS For sale or rent beautiful please call 845 356 0749

MATERNITY TOP Brand new black elegant maternity top size XL for sale or rent please call 845-3528930

OFFICE SPACE for rent Bates area; Ground level; approx. 450 sq ft. Newly renovated; Private entrance; Please call 845.426.1830

DRESSES/GOWNS ELEGANT BLACK bolero style dress Sz 10-12 for rent pls call 347-243-1822 or 845-357-3523 MECHETENISTA COBALTBLUE dress/gown for sale. Size 1820. 845-356-3892 NAVY WEDDING DRESS For Little Girls,size 5 in excellent condition $40, call 845- 352-2874 SISTER OF THE BRIDE Beautiful black and white gown to sell. Approx size 2 $450 please call 845-5481264

SISTER OF THE BRIDE sz 2 silver grey party dress. lace top, Silk bottom. 845 222 4034 IVORY AND TEAL GOWN sister of bride. Size 2-4. 201679-6818 SLENDERIZING FIT. Ivory with coral pink & gold brocade center. Approx Size 6-8. Call 845.548.2685 LADIES GOWN size 18/20 designer fabric gown, room to let out or down, for rent / sale. Pls call 8456416184. BALLGOWN SKIRT for rent! Gorgeous! Light gray & dark gray floral print. Size 6-8, $80 Call/text 845.548.2685 EXQUISITE bridal gown - size 2/4 for sale. Call or text 845 - 499 - 4363

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MARRIED SISTER OF BRIDE designer gown for rent size 2-4 call/txt 8458251040 SISTER OF THE BRIDE navy blue dress size 12/14 for rent @ great price. Also a size 18 greyish/blue. call 845.300.0636 SISTER OF BRIDE custom made apx. Size 2-4. Black velvet and metallic silverish . Great price 4251937 CHILDREN’S SILVER GREY gowns to rent or sell Sizes 4, 6, & 10-12 Call 845-782-5694 BLUE FLORAL 2 piece gown available to buy or rent. Please call or text 845-659-5656

Perfect for sister of the bride. Call or text 845-538-1262 BEAUTIFUL BLACK AND WHITE SISTER OF THE BRIDE GOWN FOR SALE. Size 4 - 6 with room to adjust. 845-499-5087 BLUE AND GOLD Womens size 16-18 dress for sale. call 845-304-7927 FOUR GOWNS cobalt blue gowns , to rent or sell . Sizes-00,4,6,12.for more information please call 845364-5473. SISTER OF THE BRIDE sz. 2-4, blue grey, for rent. Call 352-7412 or 263- 7336 SISTER OF BRIDE Goldie Schick size 2 peach gown.call 4253782 GORGEOUS MAUVE TOP For rent- size 12-14 with matching silver skirt .for inquires pls call-stern-263-6788 MATERNITY DRESS magnificent off white dress for sale size medium please call 845.213.0299 MECHTENISTA GOWN Sz 12 845.774. 8719

WEDDING GOWN Beautiful blue velvet and floral gown for sale. Size 6.

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Classifieds C.R. KOHL GOWN custom made, tulle & cut velvet size 2-4. for more info call: 347-683-0557

negotiations and financial aspects. Please email resume to jobopening1212@gmail. com.

GOWNS 6 Navy jumpers to rent $20 each 8458264062

PURCHASING ASSISTANT Established company seeking qualified individual to join our Purchasing Team. This position has potential for growth. Candidate must be organized, detail oriented, fast-paced and proficient in Excel. Full Time. Please email resume:jobopening1212@ gmail.com.

DESIGNER DRESS Magnificent designer custom dress for sale. Size 2-4-6. 200-1176 GOWNS WITH GLAMOUR Wedding gowns sz 2 - teen rachy silber 845-445-5458 CHILDRENS GOWN sz 12 and 14 off white gowns with fur cape for rent or sale. Call 352-7412 or 263- 7336 CUSTOM MADE GOWN Approx size 4-6 with room to work with.Coloring is black and white. For sale Please call 3474231301 IVORY DRESS for married sis of bride size 12-14 for 5’2 height. Not a gown. Great price! 347-6456857 KALLAH GOWN Stunning Kleinfeld Gown For Sale. Size 4-8, a masterpiece. CALL: 929-271-5605 CHASUNAH 2-PIECE Very elegant black ball skirt with pink ruffled blouse for young adult, size 0-2. 608-9176

HELP WANTED REAL ESTATE BOOKKEEPING Established Monsey company seeking an experienced Full-Time Real Estate Bookkeeper. Must have complete background and experience in the field. Responsibilities include draw-up of leases, lease

AMAZON / EBAY EXPERT Established company seeking an Amazon and Ebay selling expert. Extensive knowledge of Amazon is required. This is NOT an entry level position; you must have worked for a high volume marketplace seller. We offer tremendous opportunity for the right individual. Individual must pay strong attention to detail and complete proficiency in Excel. Please email resume hr10977@gmail.com JOB OPPORTUNITY ‫גוטע פרנסה געלעגענהייט פאר‬ ‫דו פאסיגע קאנדידאט צו טוהן‬ ‫פאנדרעזינג פאר א חשובע‬ ‫ ערנסטע אינטרעסיטע‬.‫מוסד‬ ‫קענען רופן און לאזן א קלארע‬ 888-868-6693 ‫מעסידז אויף‬ ORDER ENTRY POSITION Large Monsey company seeking qualified individual for Order Entry position with potential for growth. Candidate must be quick, organized, detail oriented and very proficient in Excel. Full Time. Please email resume:jobopening1212@ gmail.com ECOMMERCE/ AMAZON CO. is looking to fill a full time position. Amazon knowledge a must, lots of potential for growth for the right person. Send your resume to: hiring1045@gmail.com

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// dresses and gowns // help wanted HELP WANTED Office in Monsey seeking bright responsible, and pleasant Female to work in assisting customers through their purchases. Candidate must have great phone and email communication skills. Transportation provided. Email resume to hrjob10952@gmail.com. IMMEDIATE OPENING F/T secretarial position. Midtown Manhattan. Excellent knowledge Excel necessary, Quickbooks a plus. Organized, multitasking, computer savvy. Good pay. Email resume to jobopening. tb@gmail.com, fax 877-6253691 LOOKING FOR self-motivated Woman/ Graduate for f/t position in the Monroe area to do architectural layouts with AutoCAD. Email resume to;careeropportunity100@ gmail.com F/T SECRETARY POSITION Monsey office Looking for a highly motivated, proficient female to list products on online marketplaces. Candidate must have at least one year experience in this field. Transportation provided. Please email resume to hrjob10952@ gmail.com SEEKING EMPLOYEE Looking for efficient, f/t employee.Must be able to multi-task. Experience in online marketplaces a plus. Email resume to jobopening025@gmail.com. DOCTOR’S OFFICE seeking p/t medical receptionist. Excellent compensation for the right individual. Experience preferred. Call 845-4254488.

BUYER ASSISTANT Looking for highly motivated, detailed oriented, woman or girl with experience in advanced excel formulas and pivot tables. Great pay. a lot of future potential! Email resume to: hrjob10952@ gmail.com LOOKING TO HIRE Euphoria jewelry looking for part time afternoon and sundays secretary/ sales. Must have good computer knowledge. Must text. Text 917-549-7449. HEIMISH NON PROFIT Seeking assistant director of Fundraising Must have basic knowledge in Word, Excel, Outlook and have excellent phone skills email resume to ozeri@cchfusa.org HEIMESH NON PROFIT Seeking assistant to Data Analysis Director must be technology savvy and have proficient computer skills email resume to ozeri@ cchfusa.org EVENING SALES HELP Seeking creative, people friendly girl for sales in home based floral shop s-t 7-10 pm. Fax resume: 845-425-4720 JOB AVAILABLE Looking to hire full time secretary for management office. Great potential. Please email resume to remanagementoffice@gmail. com. F/T POSITION Payroll services in monsey seeking to fill entry level or experienced hr professional. Submit resumes to charles@ broadmg.com. MEDICAL STORE seeking woman for customer service, f/t. Basic computer knowledge necessary. Email resume: jobopportunities120@gmail. com Fax: 877-257-8881.


LOOKING to expand our team: Search and Title Experience preferred. Competitive Salary, Excellent Work Environment. Room for Growth. Email resumes to hlesin@hudsonsearch.com BOOKKEEPER/SECRETARY Once or twice weekly. Requires good computer skills & comfortable with figures. Robert Pitt Dr. fax resume to 845-426-1796 or email shklein214@gmail.com DELIVERY POSITION AVAILABLE Commission based pay. Established route with existing accounts and room to grow. Experience preferred. Leave a massage at 845-356-4133 x204 or email resume to hr@ goldentasteinc.com. VIDEO EDITOR Looking for female video editor to edit school production videos Call 4258616 LOOKING FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRAD to work in Upper Airmont in a home business (no computer skills required, needs to be Crafty) Driving preferable 8456591364 CPA FIRM Accounting Firm looking to hire an entry level position. Ideal for someone pursuing accounting degree. Please email resume to CPARockland@gmail.com ACCOUNTING FIRM POSITION CPA Firm in Central Monsey is looking for an entry level position. Experience in QuickBooks a plus. Please email resume to paccounting@ymail.com CPA SUPPORT Local CPA firm seeking to hire. 20 hours a week.

Candidate must be detail oriented. No experience required. Email your resume to jobsearch10901@gmail. com

SEEKING SUBSTITUTES We are looking for substitutes to be on our subbing list for a heimishe playgroup. 516 637 1202

FEMALE TUTOR with special ed masters available to tutor both Limudei kodesh and chol. 862 505 9546

RAYIM SEEKING woman or girl to assist a young lady with physical disabilities in light housework, Ashel Ln. area, Mondays & Thursdays 9:3011:30 AM and Tuesdays & Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 PM. Yiddish speaking preferred. 845)425-4540.

WANTED SUBSTITUTES for Pre-School, Elementary and Junior High for local heimishe girls school. Good pay. Call 352-5000 ext. 0

TUTOR For Limudei Kodesh or English studies. Flexible hours. Can come to you. Happy References. Call Mrs Szydlow 845-521-6886

BUSY NUTRITION OFFICE seeks male and female nutrition counselors for evening hours. Willing to train the right candidate. Please text 347-938-9113. SIMIS SALON Busy Shaitel salon looking for full time stylist. Great opportunity!!! Experience a must. Email resume to simissaloncorp@gmail.com RNS AND LPNS Homecare agency looking for RNs and LPNs. A Current NYS license and CPR certification needed. Trach and ventilator experience a plus. email resume to to cdezorett@marquishc.com or fax 845-205-4179. TUTOR Does your son need help with ‫ לימודי קודש‬or with English subjects? Call a fantastic tutor lots of experience 9177453372 ENGLISH TEACHER Immediate opening for p/t 7th grade English Teacher. Please email resume’ to heymembaze@gmail.com MATH TUTORING ALL Grades and Levels, SAT/ ACT/Regents/TASC Common Core, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry.... call: 845445-8003

ASSISTANT For 9-year-old girl with special needs, Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:00. Must have a car. Please call 782-7700 #213 TEACHER/ TUTOR Experienced teacher with Masters in Literacy has limited slots available to tutor kriah and/or reading. Please call (347) 546-7300

TUTORING SERVICES MS Ed Lic/Certified 30+ yrs exp. Grades 1-12. Boys/ Girls,Common Core specialist, ALL subjects SUNDAYS/ eves/after school hours 558-1682 SPECIAL ED TEACHER Seeking position as a preschool teacher, remedial teacher, upk teacher, etc. Willing to work long or short term, mornings or

HIRING HamaspikCare is looking to hire for multiple positions in our fast growing home care department. Candidate must be very organized and have great computer and communication skills. Great pay and comprehensive benefit package.

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Classifieds Great Opportunity! Hamaspik of Rockland is looking for a female to work with a special needs young lady . Must drive Awesome environment Please call: 845-425-5011 Fax: 352-2968 Email: eschonfeld@hamaspikrockland.org

afternoons. Please call 845746-8635 TUTOR AVAILABLE for your elementary school child in Limudei Kodesh and Limudei Chol. $20 an hour. Please Call: 845-352-1016 TEACHER/TUTOR NYS/NJ Certified, licensed, Masters Degree, highly experienced professional, teaching Reading, Writing, Mathematics. Superior results. Call (914)584-8613 SON-RISE HOTLINE Call 718-298-4568 then 2 & 1 to hear a clear explanation of the Son-rise Program from R’ Yona Baumhaft. BABYSITTER WANTED Looking for babysitter in my home in the Blauvelt area. 12:30-3:00 Good pay 845.425.3474

MONROE BABYSITER Warm and experienced for all your babysitting needsshabbos to (845)783-2314 BABYSITTER AVAILABLE in Neil/Ellish/Elm area. Now accepting part-time, dropins and overnights. Call: B. Proshinovsky 845-213-9851 SIMCHA IN MONSEY? leave your baby in warm caring atmosphere. Call to book. 845-352-0619 WARM AND LOVING babysitter is available for the upcoming year accepting drop ins as well limited slots available Calvert area please call 845 598 - 0656. NIGHT BABYSITTER Near viznitz /crest ct. Please call 352-6117

LOOKING FOR BABYSITTER /light house work from 8:453:15. In Glenhill area. call 845-426-2094

TOP BABYSITTER Leave your child with highly experienced babysitter were your child will enjoy. Top reference available. Call 347423-7120.

BABYSITTER WANTED Looking for a warm and loving babysitter in my home. Mon/Tues/Thurs 3 - 5. Well Paid. Bates Area. Please call 426- 2847

WARM AND EXPERIENCED babysitter available to babysit daytime and night hours in your home. References available. Please call 845499-9272

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// help wanted // services OVERNIGHT BABYSITTER Stay calm & leave your child by an experienced warm loving mommy in a home closest to home. Plz call Chany Fried 845 826 0700 BABYSITTING AVAILABLE Experienced reliable over 10 yrs experience. Drop off friendly. Hours days as needed. 8628998474 EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER Responsible and caring. Available for full time and drop-ins in the Blauvelt area .Call 845-405-9938 BABYSITTER-AIRMONT Experienced heimisha babysitter located in airmont. small group only lots of TLC please call 845-369-1101 BABYSITTING Heimishe bubby available to babysit your children in your home,in the evenings for Simchas and special occasions. Call 4259121 OVERNIGHT BABYSITTER going on vacation, planning a simcha? Leave your child with a warm loving family. evenings. Overnight. Daily. Weekly. Pls call 1845 352 3781 BABYSITTER AVAILABLE on Francis Place. Also taking Sunday drop-ins. Please call 845-352-1016 KIDDIE GROUP Warm, loving , atmosphere, ages 2-3 year old please call 499-6647

SERVICES 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 GRAPHOLOGY ANALYSIS Here’s your chance to get an in-depth handwriting analysis. Get to know the great YOU! Call Mrs. F. Fliegman 499.9334 CHANUKAH ENTERTAINMENT! Send in each party participant’s note for six analytical points by a professional graphologist for just $6.00! 845.499.9334 ONE MAN band for all occasions. $250 for first two hours. Call Ari Porges at 347-675-4794 BAND Professional pianist and keyboard player looking to start heimishe wedding Band seeking Guitarist and Drummer please call yisroel @ 718 -790-8659 or 973-9283476 ONE MAN BAND & Keyboard programmer For all your occasions! Yisroel M. Turner 845-274-7002 ONE MAN BAND Professional, experienced 13-year-old available to play for all occasions. Offering discounted rates. Samples available. 845-362-2268 PERSONAL CHEF Coming to your home. We will fill up your freezer With heimishe food and suppers for Yom tov or any occasion. Hungarian twist. Ref. available. Mrs. Hershkowitz 352-6856


EXPERIENCED DESIGNER is available to design your new logo Identity for your business call (201) 378-3032. DEBT COLLECTORS sending letters or calling you? Contact Attorney Efraim at kiefferlawoffice@aol.com or (845) 300-1843. ADDRESSING ENVELOPES Amazing prices, call for quote. Jobs can be done immediately. Call 845-445-7422 or e-mail printingaddresses@gmail. com NO YESHIVA? We have the right program for your son or bochur. Please call for more info (917) 576 3573 LADY DRIVER Local and long distance Tovah 612-267-9147 LADY DRIVER Heimish. Punctual, friendly, caring, responsible, dependable+. Steady slots available. Call/text 917-7504105. HEIMISHE Lady driver available for local and long distance trips. Book in advance (845) 422-6246 15 PASSENGER VAN ‫היימישע דרייווער פאר אלע‬ .long distance trips ‫אייערע‬ 845.2635411 .‫מענדל רייך‬ RIDE AVAILABLE To Parkinson’s Support Group meeting in Brooklyn on December 7, 2016 @ 7:30pm. Please call 845.356.0808 TYPESETTING Pay By Page for all your typesetting needs. Experience in various layouts. Quick work. Teachers\Schools\Shuls. 5785668

SUPREME SOUND Speakers, mixers, microphones, cables, stands and more for more information please call (845)578-5657 SPEAKER RENTALS Top quality music speakers for rent, to reserve please call 845-422-5516 SPEAKERS to rent for all your Simches & more, We also have a mp3 system. call 845.288.0111 SHEIMOS we do pick ups all year round shuls school homes so please call 845-461-3084

QUICKBOOKS SPECIALIST Need help with your QuickBooks? Call Shucht Bookkeeping Services 845-243-7961 or email bookkeeping@shucht.com. Reasonable rates - hourly, weekly or monthly. BOOKKEEPER QuickBooks specialist, successfully helping small companies with their bookkeeping. Including payroll. Please call: (845) 548-7587 or e-mail :bookkeeping7587@gmail. com

YIDDISH POEMS & WRITINGS For all your Yiddish & Loshon Hakodesh Poems & Writings please call: 845.362.2277 CHEF Want to take it easy, had a baby, need help cooking for a simcha ,for all your cooking and baking needs 8456429138 MATERNA Chalav Yisroel Badatz Materna 1 & 2 for ONLY $28 Call 1845-499-9923

PERMS BOYS N.Y.S. Licensed 14 yrs. Experienced Please Call Miriam Goldstein 362-3739

MATERNA stages 1&2 (Dairy & Pareve) now selling for great price. Please call: 845-354-5752 or 641-7281

ALTERATIONS get your alterations done call 845-356-1915. located on Phyllis Terrace.

ENFAMIL FORMULA 5 cans to give away for cheap. Call or text; 845 445 8425

ALTERATIONS Basic alterations Bluefield area 352 7201

SILK SCARVES for wholesale prices to the public. minimum 2 pc call E.R. weiss 1-845-290-5790

HANDYMAN Is available for all your handy needs! Call/Text:(845)6942784

LOVE YOUR DRESS but it isn’t perfect? Call a heimishe seamstress. most jobs done the same/next day. Sury Bayer 845-3625160/422-6071

BIRKENSTOCK Shoes & slippers. World famous for comfort, posture & arch support. The Natural Place 352-7331

HOME IMPROVEMENT for all your construction work call 201 892 0526 for reasonable prices.We rent out workers too.

MENDING and alteration needs please call 845-596-2466 great prices

U.S. COINS All types, pennies-nickelsdimes-quarters-half and silver dollars. Start collecting today---845-425-1562

SAVE ON GAS & ELECTRICITY every month. call 845-2741372 for lowest price. If no answer leave message.

HAND KNITTED GARTLECH all sizes available also at Lishkas Hasofer Call 3716585

POEMS & SONGS Creatively Composed 347563-5692

ATTENTION TRAVELERS large suitcases $15, small suitcases $12. All money goes to tzedaka. Please call 845425-0975

SEFORIM?SHAIMOS? If you have usable seforim that are sitting around or putting them into shaimos I could take them for free 4436337316 HANDYMAN Remodeling, installations, painting, odd jobs Dovid Denberg 845-200-1326

LIFEGUARD Available: 347.486.4450 STAR STUDIO Quality recording. Professional music avail. Great prices! Call now to ensure slots 845-274-1290 QUICKBOOKS CLEANUP Is your QuickBooks a mess? A team of accountants will bring it up to date. (848) 525-7748

SCHOOL POEMS & SONGS Professional written poems and songs for your school projects lots of references call 845-422-2794

I MAKE IT - YOU BAKE IT Rivky’s Famous Challah Dough, Custom made to your

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Classifieds taste, diet and schedule. Call 369-3755 CHOCOLATE CREATIONS Personalized Chocolate Bars for all occasions. 845-7461253 GARTLECH We fix hand knitted Gartlech & make Professional Fringes. Please call: 917-414-3281 SPECIAL SALE 50% Off on all Mink Stoles, Capes, & Collars, Limited to in stock of pre-owned furs, 845-425-1845 -or- 845-5961110. SNOW KONE POPCORN and Cotton candy machines for your Chanukah party. call now 347-729-4104 we sell supplies to.

ARTSCROLL GEMARAS Assorted mesechtas including bava metziah. English edition. $15 each. 8455216886 KASHERING For all your kashering needs call Dovid Denberg 845-2001326 EASILY BAKE CHALLAH 5 lbs of perfect Custom challah dough - freshly made to your specifications. Call any time 845-538-9332 challahdough@gmail.com GREAT BARGAINS Prices lower than stores guaranteed! Clothing, shoes etc. Corasbestbargains.webs. com 8628998474

// services DELICIOUS HOMESTYLE CATERING Customized to your needs and taste. Salads, Kugels, Entrees, Soups, Baked Goods, and More. Under supervision of Rabbi Zushe Blech. 914391-8982. BEDWETTING Is your child still bedwetting? Tried everything and nothing worked? If so, you’ve got the right place!! 845-304-2195 SHAKLEE Looking for powerful nutritional supplements? Call to place your Shaklee order 845 213-8016 free delivery GRAPHOLOGY ANALYSIS No one can change you from being the person that you are. get to know yourself better! Experienced analyst 2745266

BUY TIGHTS Great Prices. Free Delivery. Call Shaindel 845-290-0650

BE B’SIMCHA will make your hostess bags! Just pay the cost plus hachnosas kallah donation. Chani: 917.750.4035

SUPPORT HOSIERY Delivered 2 U. Medi, Sigvaris, Venotrain, etc... 845-2900650

BALLOON TWISTER Ideal for all events. Flowers, animals, characters, & more. Kiki Katzman (914)629-0062

TONER $5 off coupon available this week only! no limits. Call 9174097746

HAIR ACCESSORIES Beautiful selection for all ages. Very reasonable prices, delivery available. Please call or text 263-6788

EXPERIENCED PHOTOGRAPHER available for your simchos tenoim, bar mitzvos, ect. references available 845-2690588

GIFTWRAPPING Wrapped box or Fancy Display We’ll show off your gift at it’s best Call or text: 845-263-7463 stylefavorsandgifts@gmail. com

HAND CREAM Extreme Repair Hand Creme is non-greasy and lasts through a few washes. R. Margaretten 845.352.0711

PHOTOGRAPHY wedding, bar mitzvah, bris, or vort. Visit www. britelitephotography.com or call 845-459-3443

FRESH FISH By the case only! Salmon & salmon fillet tilapia-tunagefilte fish volove hechsher. Free delivery 347-275-5408

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY CHANUKAH SPECIAL- Book a portrait session with Dassy Photography until January 1st and receive $5 off! Limited space! call Dassy 845-5179920

CHOLCOLATE COVERED PEANUT chew guitar and doughnuts $45. call to order 845-3529022 more shapes avail HAIR ACCESSORIES Custom. choose from our beautiful selection or bring your own materiel. Adar Ct. area 845-596-2466,

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER We can help you! Call for promo pricing for the 1st 10 clients responding to this ad, Call or text Suri at 845-5535038

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PHOTOBOOKS Keep your memories alive! For all your photobooks needs. 845-608-9543

PRECIOUS PHOTOS deserve to be preserved; we scan your photos & convert them to digital format. call 845-425-2237

FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY Professional and affordable photography. $50 for 1/2 hr session. Call: 263-4419 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 GUITAR LESSONS Learn from the MASTERS and SAVE! Inquire about our private, semi-private and group options. 845-425-8616 MASTER MUSIC Offering piano lessons for women and teens. Heimishe Music only! Malkie Rubin 845-425-1981 SUNDAY BOYS ART Classes given by an experienced art teacher on Bluefield Drive. 5,6 years 7,8 years . Y. Lichter 425-3605 SEWING COURSES Complete Sewing workshop Now offering basic and advanced courses! to register please call 845-521-6025 EXCEL COURSE Professional private course in excel for men 845-422-2794 ART LESSONS by an award winning artist. Women and girls it’s unlike anything you have experienced! Call 24 hours: 845-608-5108 PIANO LESSONS The only way you should be taught. Professional, soul stirring music taught by the foremost expert pianist Instructor! Inquire at: 845425-8616.


DRIVING LESSONS Experienced, patient driving instructor now offering driving/ highway lessons in Monsey. Schedule your lesson now. Call (917) 576-3573 GUITAR LESSONS Guitar teacher 30+yrs exp avail to teach guitar, beginners/advanced/ Girl/ boys/women. SUNDAYS/ eves/after school hours. 558-1682 GUITAR LESSONS Experienced frum female instructor will teach you how to play in ten lessons. Years of enjoyment guaranteed! 347-455-5320 MUSIC LESSONS Everyone can learn to play their favorite instrument from our gifted, master music instructors at ASHREINU’S Music School 845-608-5108 YOGA Destress from the week! Join a small private yoga class on Yale. Thurs 9:10-9:40 AM. $20 Very limited slots avail. 845-200-4365 SUNDAY EXERCISE CLASS Have fun and stay fit! For girls grades 4-7. $8 per class. Centrally located. Miri: 6520896.. HAIR COURSES Learn to style your own hair/ shaitels or for others. Oneon-one or group lessons. 845 608 9895 TEETH WHITENING Get your teeth whitened professionally with lasting results. Male and Female Techs available. Call for specials 845-826-4928 HAIR STYLING Have ur hair done beatifully for simchas for young girls for just $5! West central area. 929-251-3777

FACIALS Anti aging essential oils facials using freshly mixed products. Call or text 203470-3206 BLUEFIELD HAIRSTYLING and cuts. Fantastic prices! 845-517-5443 SKIN CARE Orkan 18 is a natural skin care line. No chemicals! 100% natural! Try it. Call 845-5386695 NS ELECTROLYSIS Now in Monsey with 13 yrs experience! Half off first session, fourth consec. month free (w/ ment. of ad). Nechama 356-1536 PROFESSIONAL HAIRSTYLIST to cut /style your hair professionaly in dr frank area.call suri @ 845 352 0928 HAIR DESIGN Professional Cut, blow, Chasunah styling by Roizy. Call for appointment. 845352-0619. WAXING by Miri, cheap prices (845)659-4318 ELECTROLYSIS 15 min free for new clients call Baila Malka 642-1890 CHANIE’S HAIR SALON Glen Hill and Augusta area Wash & set: $30, Haircut: $15 Call 845-538-3254 DEVORA’S HAIR DESIGN Wash n sets, cuts, blows Hair courses available-learn to style your own/others hair/ shaitels! 845 608 9895 MAKEUP ARTIST Flawless airbrush makeup application in the comfort of your home. call or text 203470-3206

MAKE UP artist by Miri Only 35$ a face for any occasion (845)-6594318 MARY KAY all items in stock up to 25% discount free delivery call 642-1890 CHANUKAH PARTIES Professional Face Painting At Your Event. Faigy’s Faces. 845 - 825 - 2985 CERTIFIED MAKEUP ARTIST by Esther For any occasion Discount offered for referrals Will do House calls!! 845642-2370 ARBONNE NATURAL SKINCARE make-up, nutritional products and wonder diaper rash cream. Always free shipping with us! 845-2130978 HAIR & WIGS be a part of our many happy customers: haircuts $10, wash&sets $20-25, styling $20, call BG 354-2539, Phyllis/ashel area CLAIRE-ACCUHAIR Nobody knows how to wash/ set(human hair$20)with secret method that makes YOUR sheital SUPERIOR. Many ecstatic clients. 929 238 5487

YO-YO DIETING??? Discover how to lose weight and inches the “smart way”! Call now- Esty Weiss 4594807. 24 hour hotline EXERCISE CLASSES for women on Gibbs crt, call Chany on 8454238747 for more information. TEEN ILLNESS MyTEAM is a frum organization that provides peer support to H.S girls dealing with non-lifethreatening medical conditions. 973-610-8954. Myteam4teens@gmail.com. CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION CLASSES To join the next class please call 845-426-0931. Tzippy Tauber CD (DONA) MASSAGE THERAPIST Certified Massage therapist available for house calls. Pre-natal, Swedish & Deep Tissue. Chavi Brisk CMT 845 694 9204 MIRACLE BLOSSOMS doula services Chana Bracha Abramson CD (DONA) 845213-5525 DOULA SERVICE Worried how you’ll fare? Turn to MOTHERCARE for all your labor support needs. Happy

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Classifieds References available. call Sara Esti 845 352 -7716 TREAT YOURSELF informative birth course from the comfort of your own phone. Live Q&A weekly. call; Mrs. Surie gruber 263-0313 BREATHE EASY With Estee Salczer providing labor support 917 280-3707 THROAT CULTURES Call 641-1627 or 845-356-3851 REFLEXOLOGY in your home or mine. Healing, relaxing and Invigorating. Women and children. 347-460-1512 Hendy Baum/Certified Reflexologist HOMEOPATHIC Allergies, Stomach Disorders, Low Immune Systems, Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue or any other health problems? Call 845-481-3037 NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT Free nutritional assessment for the first 30 people in the next 30 days! Shoshana Denberg 845-213-8420 FITNESS BY LEIBY Strauss, Personal Training Experience With Group Pricing www. TheKinetixCenter.com Or text “I AM READY” to 845.546.3848 SUPERLAN Chapped hands, lips, eczema, cracked skin? Works better than anything you’ve . 100% natural, no chemicals or additives. 352-7331

ODDS AND ENDS WE SCRATCHED a light blue mini-van license plate ending 1204

on Viola Road Motzei Purim (Thursday) night. Trying to locate the owner. 917 975 9096 LOOKING FOR RIDE For woman from Lakewood to Monsey Dec. 6, 7, 8 mornings & after 10pm. 914837-3581. TEHILLIM Harness the power of tehillim today! A Yid will say tehillim on your behalf. Call/ text 8452006378. SECOND HAND BUGGY BOARD Looking for one in decent condition. 862 505 9546 LOOKING FOR INDOOR POOL for my kids to swim at. Call 425-6050. LOOKING FOR A ENTERTAINER to sing for the sick, the old or needy? Heimishe Musically Talented lady Available 929 238 5487 ADOPT-A-BUBBY We are looking to adopt a bubby to visit on shabbos in the union/stone house area. 347-645-8512

ROOF-CARRIERS Fits almost all cars even without racks on roof. Call early to reserve. 845-2745284. Monroe: 845-662-7102.

FOUND A SKAGEN WATCH day after lag bomer by womens section of yam hamelech 347-262-4667

SIDDUR GEMACH Sfard: Friedman 845-6087830. Ashkenaz: Shulman845 352 1756 or 845-826-6718

FREE GIVEAWAYS

CLEANING FUND New cleaning lady fund gemach! for Kimpeturins and all who can benefit! To donate or for more info please call 862 505 9546 MOVING BOXES GEMACH Cardboard Boxes for Moving. 845-425-6826 or 845-6087830 GPS GEMACH Call 845-352-2588. (Minimal fee). BECHER GEMACH Simchah, Shabbaton? Don’t spend on disposable bechers. Use real bechers from our free-loan gemach. Better for your pocket, and halachically. 845-377KOS1(5671) KosYeshuos@ gmail.com

GIRL/WOMAN full length wool coat/ beautiful condition. 845426-0821 FREE GIVEAWAY Opened vitamin bottles Maxi Omega3, Relax-to-the-max, Maxi2complete with iron. Take one or all. 917-494-0330. Classified ads are free for our readers, as long as the following criteria are met. Classified ads must be emailed or texted to classifieds@ themonseyview.com - in the body of the email, not as an attachment. Include two words for the heading and a maximum of twenty words for the body. The entire body of the ad should be written in one paragraph. Do not “enter” between sentences. Use standard text only – no all caps. Check for proper spelling and grammar before submitting.

LOST AND FOUND

Do not fax any free classifieds. There’s a maximum of two classifieds per person per week.

SHIURIM BEDIKAS TOLAIM phone line for women! Hear updated information on how to check fruit, vegetables, and more. 212-434-0444

LOST a crochet gartel on sukkos 845-352-0756 FOUND JEWELERY in Ateres Chaya Sura if lost call 845 596 0160

GEMACHIM

FOUND a substantial amount of money on Blauvelt Road on 11/14. Please call 845-3567573.

GPS GEMACH GPS for Eretz Yisrael. No fee. English or Hebrew. Must reserve in advance by email at IsraelGPS@gngroup.com

FOUND A BRACELET on erev sukkos in Evergreen parking lot. 845 558 4893

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‫מסיבת הכרת הטוב פאר די וואלונטירן און דיספעטשערס‬ ‫פון די חשובע ארגענעזאציע “חסד ד’מאנסי”‬

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‫מסיבת התחלת משניות אין ישיבה דרכי נועם‬

‫שבע ברכות לבן הנגיד ר’ משה דימאנד אין שטוב פון הגאון ר’ מרדכי הכהן בעק‬

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‫האדמו”ר מתולדות אברהם יצחק בתפילת שחרית במאנסי‬

‫סיום מסכת בבא מציעא אין ישיבה גדולה פון סאוט מאנסי‬

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‫‪PHOTO CREDIT: JDN‬‬

‫תנאים של בן הגה”צ אב”ד קערעסטיר מאנסי‬


‫לע‬

‫״ל‬

‫בז‬

‫זא‬

‫ר׳‬ ‫עז ר‬ ‫בן ציון ב״ר אלי‬

‫״נ‬

‫ירחי כלה‬

Rav Matis Stern Mashgiach, Yeshivas Beer Yitzchak, Elizabeth

THANKSGIVING DAY NOV. 24, 2016

Rabbi Y. Pinchos Jung Menahel Ruchni, Bais Rochel High School

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‫שמחת החתונה של נכד האדמו”ר מקרעטשניף סיגעט‬

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‫האדמו”ר מקרעטשניף סיגעט מוצש”ק במאנסי‬


‫קביעת מזוזה בבית ידידינו הרב אברהם יהושע וואקסמאן‬

‫אביו הרה”ג ר’ שמעון משה וואקסמאן‬

‫הנה”ח ר’ העניך לערנער‬

‫הרה”ג ר’ אלימלך וואקסמאן‬

‫הגה”צ אב”ד באבוב מאנסי‬

‫בלחיים לאחר קביעת המזוזה‬

‫דינער התוועדות בניו יארק לטובת מרכז מוסדות בעלזא‬

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PHOTO CREDIT: JDN

‫שמחת השבע ברכות לבן הגה”צ אב”ד ווענגרוב‬

‫מסיבה לטובת חדר חב”ד דמאנסי‬

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‫מעמד סיום הש”ס ע”י ביהמ”ד שפע חיים דחסידי צאנז‬

‫שמחת החתונה בבית ראש ישיבת אור ישראל ‪ -‬קאפיש‬

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