Ten Commandments – Full Dairy Dinner with Cheesecake & Ice Cream!

Chabad Lubavitch of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

Friday June 3, 2011 

Sivan 1 5771

 

Parshat Nasso

 

Pirkai Avot chapter 6

 A word from the Rabbi
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Join us this Wednesday June 8 at 6:00 PM for the reading of the Ten Commandments & a full dairy dinner-with cheesecake and ice cream! 

 

Thursday May 9 at 12:00 PM Yizkor service
 

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The Holiday of Shavuot commemorates the giving of the Torah. Every year on Shavuot we read the Ten Commandments in shul and reaccept the Torah once again.

We ask all men, women and children (even little babies) to come, as One Nation with One Heart, to come this Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 PM to the Chabad Ct to hear a special (quick) reading of the Ten Commandments, followed by a delicious hot dairy buffet and a special children’s activities followed by a delicious ice cream party (pick your own flavor and toppings!)

We were all there then! Let’s all be there now! 

                  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011 6:00 PM    
SPECAIL READING OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
     6:15 PM DAIRY BUFFET (cheesecakes, lasagna, eggplant parmesan, slalds and blintzes)
                                    
SPECIAL PROGRAM AND ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN
led led by our terrific youth leaders Rabbi Gershon and Simmie Selinger followed by a delicious ice cream party! All Welcome! No charge!
Children play a special role on Shavuot as the Jewish People offered their children as guarrantors to G-d that they would accept the Torah and transmit it to future generations!  So please  make sure to come and bring the whole family! 

 

Tuesday Evening, the first night of Shavuot, it is customary to stay up at night and study Torah in anticipation of receiving the Torah.

 

Join us for all night learning of Torah of any topic of your choice. You can come for an hour, half an hour or stay as long as you want!  Refreshment and drinks will be served. Thelearning will take place at the Rabbi’s home at 36 Pleasant Ridge Dr, P’ok (corner Cora Lane) from 11:00 PM and on.
 
Thursday Morning, June 9 (Second Day Shavuot)
Special Holiday Services at the Chabad Center at 10:00 AM, Yizkor at 12:00 PM.
Services will be followed by Kiddush. 

 

Other Upcoming Events:
Sunday, June 5 –  a special trip is being planned to the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn followerd by a trip to a kosher Pizza shop (or deli) and Jewish book store. The cost for the Museum group rate is app. $8 (food is additional) All are welcome to join us for a group trip. If you would like to come please RSVP asap by calling 463-5801 or e-mail chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net
Sunday, June 12 – Graduation Ceremony for Hebrew School children and parents. 
 
Shabbat Services: 10:00 AM followed by a delecious
kiddush.
 

  Kabbalah in Northern Dutchess (class 4) Monday June 6
at 7:30 PM   

LETTERS OF LIGHT:

THE KABBALAH OF THE HEBREW ALPHABET

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*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: 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 chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net.   

  

 pirkei avot

ETHICS OF FATHERS: 
JUDAISM’S  TAKE ON ETHICS AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
HOW JUDAISM TEACHES YOU TO BE A “MENTCH”
 

The interactive study group will guide us how to intergrate and apply Talmudic teaching on human interpersonal behavior into our daily lives.
  
When: Thursday evening June 16 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 chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net   
 
Dear Friends:

This Wednesday and Thursday is Shavuot, the Holiday celebrating the giving of the Torah on Mt. Sinai 3323 years ago. Please join us for a reading of the Ten Commandments followed by an Ice Cream & Cheese Cake dessert buffet. The reading will be taking place, Wednesday, June 8, 6:00 PM at the Chabad Center, 63 Vassar Rd., Poughkeepsie.

 

On the second day of Shavuot, Thursday, June 9, at 12:00 PM we will have a Yizkor Memorial service, remembering our departed loved ones.
Let me get more personal: When was the last time G-d talked to you? Yes, I know that we talk to G-d through prayer, but has he ever talked back?
Well 3323 years ago he did just that. G-d talked to the entire Jewish community not just Moses and the elders but to every Tom, Dick,and Harry. (Ok- so they were Aminadav, Elishama and Eldad)
This is the unique claim that Judaism has over other monotheistic faiths, that the revelation was to the entire nation not a small cabal. The Talmud says that a maid at Sinai saw the Divine on a level that the prophet Ezekiel did not experience!
So ask yourself, if you were advising G-d on His one and only appearance to give the “Founding of the Faith” speech, what would you suggest are the key points that he must hit?
Murder, kidnapping and adultery? Come on. Let’s get real. This is the show of a lifetime!
Yet when we look at the ten commandments all three are there!
I would venture to say that the point of G-d’s communication is to tell us that the proof of a real relationship with G-d will lead us to not murder, steal or rape. Law is given to change the most primal nature within us, so that we lowly humans can live G-dly lives. Today 3323 years later when we see people go forth in the name of G-d to commit murder, we are challenged by people who say that all religion is evil. As Jews, we can tell the world that G-d, on His one and only public policy speech to mankind said that this type of behavior by it’s very definition is incompatible with G-d!
Have a great Shabbat and I hope to see you at the Shavuot party on Wednesday late afterrnoon.


 

Shabbat Shalom,


Rabbi & Mrs Yacov Borenstein

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