Who Is Spying on You?


Chabad of Mid-Hudson Valley Newsletter

Friday June 13, 2014
Sivan 15, 5774

Parshat Shelach

Pirkei Avot, Chapter 2

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A word from the Rabbi 
Shabbat Sevices: Shabbat Morning Services @ 10:00 AM followed by a delicious kiddush.

Camp Gan Israel
Camp Gan Israel of Dutchess County will open its doors for the first time for the summer of 2014. Camp Gan Israel, an affiliate of the very successful world wide Gan Israel day camps, will offer: warm and caring staff, arts n crafts, kosher cooking, great trips, specialty clubs, Shabbat parties and Jewish culture, mad science, swimming /water activities, sports and much more! 

Dates: June 30-July 11th
Hours 9:30-3:00 (extended hours available)
Mini Gan Izzy: ages 3-5/ Gan Izzy Junior: ages 6-10
For more information or to receive a registration packet and calendar  call Rivka  Serebryanski, Camp Director at 845-224-5530 or e-mail GanIzzyDutchess@gmail.com.
Make this summer a lifetime of memories. Call today! Don’t delay!
Located on the spacious grounds of the Chabad Centers at 61-63 Vassar Rd., Poughkeepsie.

On Sunday, Chabad Hebrew School concluded another successful year with an end of year Hebrew School performance. Students did a phenomenal job and all received certificates of achievement for excellence in Judaic Studies and Hebrew reading.



  Jewish Art Calendar

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The Jewish Art Calendar is one of the most popular Jewish publications and serves as a Jewish lifeline to many thousands of Jewish families throughout the Mid Hudson Valley with a wealth of Jewish knowledge, Holiday awareness, recipes as well as beautiful artwork. It is sent out free of charge to homes and businesses throughout the entire region and well beyond.


We turn to all of you asking you to please place an ad or make a contribution in any amount toward the Jewish Art Calendar. Donations in the amount of Chai ($36, $54, $180 or more) or any amount you can afford. Your name(s) will be listed on the page of contributors, or, if you so wish, you can be listed anonymously. Donations can also be made in the memory, or in honor, of a loved one.

Please send in your contribution or advertisement today to:

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Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603

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Please e-mail an exact listing of names you wish to list or advertisement through e-mailing us at chabadmidhudsonvly@prodigy.net

Thanking you in advance for your help and support.

                       Torah & Tea  

During the summer time it is customary to study Pirkei Avot, Ethics of Fathers, which deals primarily with ethical, interpersonal relationships and doing Mitzvot “beyond the letter of the Law.” One of the reasons is that in order to properly receive the Torah one must be a “mentch”. True spirituality, or a true relationship with G-d, is manifest not only in our relationship between man and G-d but in our relationship with our fellow man.

Please join us on Wednesday morning’s at 10:30 AM at the home of Hindy Borenstein, 36 Pleasant Ridge Dr., Poughkeepsie and enjoy assorted teas and delicious pastries.


Dear Friends:

At least once a year they come to visit, the misguided spies who earned a place in Jewish history through the unfortunate events of this week’s Torah portion, Shelach.


They had been dispatched with clear instructions: Scout out the land, survey its topography and inhabitants, and bring back a report to Moses. And that is what they did-even bringing back fruit samples.

So why are they viewed negatively for bringing a disparaging report? Weren’t they just carrying out divinely sanctioned orders?


One approach is that the problem was not the actual report, but the conclusions that they drew from it. They were sent to convey what they saw-not to give a feasibility analysis on G-d’s planned conquest. If G-d promised to do it, it could be done.


We all encounter obstacles. When we throw in the towel, we’re following the spies. On the other hand, shutting our eyes and pretending the issues don’t exist doesn’t either work-wandering blindly, we’re bound to trip.


This week’s lesson is that we are to take note of the rough terrain, meeting our issues with eyes wide open. But the conclusion mustn’t be “I can’t.” Rather, “It’s going to be hard, a real challenge, but with G-d’s help I can rise above it all.


Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Yacov & Hindy Borenstein



Although Monty runs his own company, in recent weeks, during his regular morning meetings, a growing number of his staff were openly disagreeing with his plans and some were even quite rude to him

So next morning, he puts up a big shiny sign on the firm’s notice board. It reads: –
Later that day, when he returns from lunch, he sees that someone has stuck a note under his sign. The note reads, “Your wife called. She said she wants her sign back ASAP!”

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