News from Chabad Lubavitch of Mid Hudson Valley. March 4, 2011

Chabad Lubavitch of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

Friday, March 4, 2011

Adar 1 28, 5771

Parshat Pekudei


Parhat Shekalim

Blessing of New Month of Adar 2

A word from the Rabbi

What’s Happening?
Single and Jewish?
Come join us with other Jewish singles, this evening, Friday March 4,  6:00 PM at the Rabbi’s home, 36 Pleasant ridge Dr., Poughkeepsie.
shabbosYou will enjoy a delicious homemade Shabbat dinner, meet other Jewish singles from the area, socialize and enjoy, good conversation.
Requested donation of $15, but no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

Shabbat Services at 10:00 AM followed by a delicious kiddush with the famous Rabbi’s Cholent!
Hebrew School:

Sunday Morning – Hebrew School classes from 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM.

hebrew school

For information on our Hebrew School, or our curriculum or to enroll your child, please call Hindy at 463-5801 or e-mail


(and TEFILIN too!)


A round table discussion of relevant Jewish and current topics. All are welcome.

Sunday Mornings: 9:00 AM at the Chabad Center, 63 Vassar Rd.

Tea & Torah

A warm, informal class taught by Hindy Borenstein that covers relevant topics from the weekly Torah portion or other timely events and issues and how they
rteaelate to our personal lives. Topics may vary.

Wednesday Mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Location: Chabad Center, 63 Vassar Rd, Poughkeepsie

Assorted teas/coffee and pastries will be served.


As Barry was an avid reader and cared deeply for Jewish education, especially for children, we have decided to dedicate a new Jewish children’s library, which will stock quality Jewish books for children, many of which are not available locally.

We would like to thank those who have contributed towards the new Barry Lee’s Jewish library. We are requesting donations to help set up the children’s library and perpetuate Barry’s memory.

We are in need of a nice bookcase to house the many books, which will be geared to children of all ages. Children will be able to take home Jewish books to read and be inspired by them.
If you can help out with setting up the books or library, or if you would like to dedicate a book or books, CD’s, etc. in honor of Barry or a loved one, please call Hindy at 463-5801 or e-mail

Hebrew reading crash course lesson 2 on Tuesday March 8
hebrew logo
Free Hebrew Reading of the 5 week course with Rabbi Borenstein will continue with the 2nd lesson on March 8 at 7:30 PM at the Chabad Center, 63 Vassar Rd., Poughkeepsie .
Those who wish to join the class please contact Rabbi Borenstein.
Come learn the language of your people for this coming Passover! Learn a language that is over 5,000 years old in 5 lessons! Imprehebrew logoss your friends and make your kids (and yourself) proud! Even if you don’t know an Aleph from a Bet, this 5 week crash course will teach you how to read Hebrew comfortably.









In tribute to the inspiration and courage of Jewish women and the indomitable spirit of Holocaust Survivors, The Jewish Women’s Circle of Mid Hudson Valley will be hosting an evening of Inspiration and Hope with Joanne Caras, author of the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook on Monday, April 4 at 7:30 pm at the home of Sheri Raften, 43 Saddlerock Rd, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Joanne Caras,of Pt. St. Lucie, Florida, worked for years to collect receipes, photos and stories from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world. She will share with us the incredible story of how the cookbook was created and will relate some of the miraculous stories that appear in the book. The cookbook is a collection of receipes and stories of over 120 Holocaust Survivors.
For the past three years, Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. She has appeared on CBS, Fox TV, national radio and has inspired audiences all across the country.

Dear friends:The Torah has mentioned the Tabernacle many times already, but in this parsha it’s the first time it refers to it as a “Testimony.” This is because the Torah wishes to emphasize here, where the text focuses on the Tabernacle’s role in the spiritual life of the people, that the Tabernacle served as a testimony to the fact that G-d forgave them for the sin of the Golden Calf.


mishkanMoreover, the word for “testimony” (עדות) is related to the word for “jewelry”

(עדי), which the Torah uses to refer to the crowns the people received at the giving of the Torah and had to remove them after the incident of the golden Calf. The Tabernacle, then, is also called “the Tabernacle of the jewelry.” This indicates that besides testifying to G-d’s forgiveness, the Tabernacle was also the means G-d provided through which the people could regain the spiritual heights and Divine consciousness they possessed before the  sin of the Golden Calf — those that G-d gave them when he first gave the Torah.


Similarly, by constructing our inner, personal spiritual Tabernacle, we, too, can overcome any spiritual handicaps we may have accrued during our lives and attain something of the pristine Divine consciousness G-d bestowed upon us when the Torah was first given.


Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe


Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi & Mrs Yacov Borenstein

The New Extension to the Chabad Center
chabad house
To view it in full scale, click on image.

If you wish to dedicate or contribute for the New Bais Chabad Center please call the Rabbi for an appointment.
The Rebbe

To learn more about the Rebbe, click on the picture above.

Candle Lighting Times

Poughkeepsie, NY
Shabbat Candles
Friday, March 4

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5:39 PM
Shabbat ends at
6:40 PM
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