Bar Mitzvah & Lag BaOmer Family BBQ – Bonfire Celebration

Chabad Lubavitch of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

Friday May 20, 2011 

Iyar 16, 5771


Parshat Bechukotai

Pirkai Avot chapter 4

A word from the Rabbi

Bar Mitzvah this Shabbat:

All are welcome to join us this Shabbat morning services at the Chabad Center 10:00 AM as we celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of Bryan Feinguersh, a student of the Chabad Hebrew School. Following the ceremony there will be a delecious Shabbat lunch.

We wish Bryan a hearty Mazal Tov upon this important milestone & wish his loving parents, David & Patricia, much yiddishe nachas.


This Sunday, May 22, 4:00 PM at the grounds of the Chabad Center 

Lag Baomer Family BBQ & Bonfire Celebration   

  lag baomer 2011 low rez
Kabbalah in Northern Dutchess (class 2) Monday May 24 at 7:30 PM   



kabbalah class
Please click on picture to enlarge

*Explore the mystical and spiritual insights contained in the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet.
* Discover the wisdom inherent in the Aleph Bet and the guidance they  provide in all areas  of life.
* See these sacred letters in a whole new light.
Red Hook:  Four consecutive Mondays, May 16, 24, 30 and June 6 7:30 PM at the office of Dr. Leon Krakower, 19 East Market St., Red Hook
Instructor: Mrs. Hindy Borenstein                       
Requested donation: $25 for entire course


To register please call Chabad at 463-5801 or e-mail   


Due to Lag Ba’Omer there will be no Hebrew School this Sunday May 22. 

 New class!

 pirkei avot


The interactive study group will guide us how to intergrate and apply Talmudic teaching on human interpersonal behavior into our daily lives.
When: Tuesday evenings in may at 7:30 PM
           Thursday evenings in June at 7:30 PM
Where: Chabad Center, 63 vassar Rd, Poughkeepsie
Instructor: Rabbi Yacov Borenstein
Please call to register and let us know you will be attending. Call Chabad at 463-5801 or e-mail   
Dear Friends:
The rewards for following G-d’s commandments are mentioned in this week’s Torah portion, and surprisingly, they are very mundane incentives. One would expect the benefits of performing spiritual duties to be supernal pleasures, yet the Torah lists our rewards: rain in its time, good produce – an earthly payment for a heavenly service.

The reading of this physical bounty always falls in proximity to the holiday of Lag B’Omer, when we celebrate the life and teachings of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar, and the first one to reveal the deepest teachings of Kabbalah – the essence and soul of the Torah. Everything in the world has both body and soul: an outward dimension that is easily seen, and a hidden dimension, that, once revealed, allow us to fully interpret the G-dly essence of each object.

By delving in the depths of the soul of Torah, we can reveal the soul of Creation; the hidden dynamics with which G-d controls the world He created, and truly unite the creations with their Creator. A fitting reward for this would be to see the fulfillment of this harmony. When we perform a Mitzvah or study Torah, we are unleashing the secrets hidden within our world, and G-d acknowledges our efforts with Nature’s bounty – a perfect fusion of the spiritual and the mundane.


Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi & Mrs Yacov Borenstein
The Rebbe

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