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Chassidic melodies #7: Kremechuker Berelach

Reb Shimon the Baal Menagen finally introduced us to the twin of the niggun from Reb Berl (Masaiv) Kremenchuker, called the Kremechuker Berelach.

Here, listen to Avraham Fried sing this beautiful niggun.

Flurry of Hiskashrus Activity around Yud Shvat

Thanks to all who prepared and participated in the various Yud Shvat activities:

A special learning program sponsored by Chabad Women, a Farbrengen at Fromovitz Chabad Center with Rabbi Aharon Dovid Gancz, a women's farbrengen at the home of Esther Offenberg, a Chassidic Brotherhood farbrengen with Rabbi Aryeh Kaltman and even an impromptu trip to the Rebbe's Ohel and Shul.

Do you have pics of these events? Please share!

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Gratitude to all partners in the Tu Bshvat Celebration

 Thanks to the efforts of an incredible team of women our Second Annual Tu B'Shvat Experience was an amazing success!

Thanks to:

(in no particular order) Rebbetzin Sheindel Chaikin, Yaffa Bernstien, Deborah and Haim Leibowitz, Ellie Esraeilian, Sue Polster Carol Hirsch, Karen Mendelsohn, Michal Brudno, Sarah Israeli, Esther Offenberg, Debbie Small, Hadassah Aber, Tsofiah Francis, Lottie Ginsburg, Rivky, Chayale and Mariasha Friedman, Reb  Amram Linkov, Reb Gershon Kuzeki, Malkie Millstien, Laura Rabinowitz, Ettil Bloom, Chaya Weiszner

Sponsors: Randy and Julie Diamond, Dale and Marcie Rubin, Gary and Tammi Witkes, Elly and Chemda Jabobs, Amram Linkov, Haim and Devorah Leibowitz, The Grove Kosher Supermarket, Chocolate… Read More »

Bookbinding Extravanza

ChabadCLE was blessed by the Teen Boys Club, recently named "Food 4 Thought", when they gathered at the shul to bind those holy siddurim and chumashim that are showing their age. 

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Chassidic Melodies #6

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We were so pleased this week that Reb Shimon chose to introduce us to a new Chabad meditative classic: the Niggun of Rav Yaakov Mordechai of Poltave, a.k.a. the Poltaver Niggun. 
 
This Rav Yaakov Mordechai was an extremely powerful Rav and pious chassid, and is said to have been the study partner of none other than the Rebbe Rashab himself. 
 
For a broader history of Chassidic Poltaver see here, and to hear the Niggun sung by Avraham Fried click here
 
Shavuah Tov and Chazak Chazak! 

1st Annual Bookfair

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Thanks Frank's! Only due to the generous and trusting heart of our dear friend R' Chaim Frank, that the 1st Annual bookfair was so glorious! Special thanks go out to Mrs. Adina Soclof and Rabbi Shimon Markell for donating their books. 

This bookfair reached deep into the community and we sold 100+ Jewish books that will now beautify Jewish homes all over Cleveland! 

...And the moment you have all been waiting for: The Raffle Winners!

  1. David Sandock! Prize: LightPoints, from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on the weekly Torah portion
  2. Meyer Gancz! Prize: A Time to Heal, the Lubavitcher Rebbe's response to loss and tragedy
  3. Miguel Mesinas! Prize: Positivity Bias, practical wisdom for… Read More »

Par-ade Par-excellence

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We are so proud of our brothers and sisters who worked so hard to pull off an amazing Car Menorah Parade. Chief among them is R' AJ and Reb. Chaya Bulua and co. who devoted heart and soul to Hashem's holy holidays. 

The parade was written up in the news so many times: 

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A Wonderful Evening at ChabadCLE

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Sunday, Nov 21 saw 150 cheerful participants celebrating the Rebbe's approach to living proudly as Jews in the free world.

Rabbi Yossy Goldman presenting, beautifully, the message that Jewish Pride is the key to overcoming anti-semitism. In social hall Morah Chemda Jacobs led a spirited rally for the children. 

After the lecture, Rebbetzin Rochel Goldman led a farbrengen for the community's ladies, while Rabbi Goldman and some local rabbis led a farbrengen for the men.

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Bnei Mitzvah Galore!!

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Wow, have we had fun these past few weeks. With Hashem's help we celebrated not one, not two, not three, but four beautiful Bnei Mitzvah. 

We wish a hearty and heartfelt Mazal Tov to all the young adults who invited us to celebrate with them. May we only now simchas!!

Yosef Shalom Sandack   Isabella Bodzin

Aaron Kim   Danny Kutsikovich 

Boys Teen Club Launch Smashing Success!

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Sunday, 10 Kislev 

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new social group for boys age 13 to 17. It will meet throughout the winter from 7:30 to 9:00 pm on Motzie Shabbos.

Fun, food, games and trips with a Torah inspiring approach. Eli Shomer, our friend from Cleveland Heights Zemach Zedek, leads the group.

The first meeting was this past Motzie Shabbos at the home of Dr and Mrs Porter and the boys raved (the parents too)! "it was amazing", said one. "It was so much fun", said another. 

Special thanks to the Porters and Reb Eli Shomer for creating this great opportunity.

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Chassidic melodies #5

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Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei, 9 Kislev 5781

Rabbi Shimon Warszawsky, our fearless niggun leader helped us to review the niggun of Reb Berl Masaiv of Kremenchuk. That city had a few chassidim  whose names were Ber, and they were called the Berelach of Krenchuk. Our Reb Berl (Masaiv) was known as an intense davener, so heartfelt were his prayers that it was not uncommon for people to become rooted to the spot upon hearing them. His intense prayers even led many Jews to change their ways completely, and become Baalei Teshuvah. 

Click here to listen how Reb Yoel Kahn and his students sing this niggun at a farbrengen. Biography as History.jpgRead More »

Chassidic melodies #4

 Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei, 9 Kislev

Reb Shimon  led us in a new niggun this week, the famed "Zhebiner Hartz".

Zhebin (or Zhembin) a thoroughly Chassidic city, was famous for its fine, accomplished Chassidim. Some of them were renowned for their intellectual accomplishments. These Chassidim were known as “maskilim,” for they had mastered the art of understanding the most sublime Chassidic teachings. Another group of Chassidim were known as “ovdim.” These were the Chassidim who labored intensely as they assimilated the Chassidic teachings into their very beings. They spent much time refining their emotions.

This niggun expresses the experience of this second type of Chassid, the… Read More »

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