What Are You Worth?


Chabad of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

May 3, 2013
Iyar 23, 5773
Parshat Behar Bechukotai
Pirkei Avot: Chapter 5
Blessing of New Month

A word from the Rabbi 


Shabbat Services: 10:00 AM.

Please join us for Shabbat Services followed by a kiddush & famous Cholent by the famous chef Manny Markus. 


Chabad Hebrew School:  Sunday’s 10:00 AM – 12:15 PM.


Jewish men, women and especially children are invited to a
Shavuot Ice Cream Party
with the reading of the “Ten Commandments”
Come hear the “Ten Commandments” on the exact day that your forefathers did at Mount Sinai!
Where: Chabad Center, 63 Vassar Rd. P’ok
When: Wednesday May 15 at 6:00 PM
Cheesecakes, Ice Cream and a variety of toppings will be served.

pirkei avot

Pirkei Avot: Ethics of Fathers

“Timeless Teachings on Becoming a Better Me”

At this time of the year, beginning after Passover and through the summer months it is traditional for Jews to study Pirkei Avot, or Ethics of Fathers. Ethics of Fathers is the Torah’s code and guide for ethical and proper human behavior. We are taught that proper human behavior, is a preparation for receiving the Torah on Shavuot. In other words, to bge a proper vessel to receive the Torah, you must first be a “mentsch”.

Join us as we explore together the Torah’s teachings on becoming a better “me” and a better “you”.

Tuesday Evenings 7:00-8:00 PM at the Chabad House, 63 Vassar Rd, P’ok

Instructors: Rabbi/Hindy Borenstein To RSVP call 463-5801 or e-mail chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net

Dear Friends, 

He is worth 4 billion dollars.

She is worth 5.8 billion dollars.

The richest person in the world is worth 53.5 billion dollars.


What a funny word. How deceiving. Like, really? Does the size of our bank account determine our worth?

Is a person who built a beautiful marriage, raised healthy children and did his best to pay the bills, but whose bank account is in the four digits (or overdrawn by four digits), worthless?

Is the 40-year-old tycoon who’s divorced for the ninth time, has kids who don’t speak to him, and has earned his money stepping over others, worth it?

There are many wealthy people who are decent and honest fellows, and I am not a socialist who wants to rob them of their earnings. The point I wish to make is: Does status on Forbes tell us a person’s worth?

Or is it other stuff-like the charity we give, the family we raise and the accomplishments of the spirit-that determine our worth?

In the end of the Book of Leviticus (beginning of chapter 27), we read about a person who decides to donate his or her “worth” to G-d.

How much does this individual pay?

That depends on the age of the individual-in other words, the person’s productive capacity.

Our worth is in our actions, not our credit score. It is not the business magazines that tell the world how much we are worth; rather, it’s the love letters in our drawer and the charity diplomas on the wall that tell us how much we are worth.

So, how much are you worth? 


Shabbat Shalom,


Rabbi Yacov & Hindy Borenstein


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