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Students of Lubavitch Educational Center Reach Out

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Elementary school children attending Lubavitch Educational Center (LEC) in Miami recently participated in an annual schoolwide campaign. The project reached out to the South Florida Jewish community and enabled many individuals to perform the mitzvot of Sukkot.

The center has worked hard to educate its students and the extended Jewish community.  Thanks to Aspaclaria, a local Judaic store, the children were able to purchase their own lulav and esrog at highly discounted prices. Thus armed, they went out in the community to make the holiday of Sukkot a true simcha.

The youngsters formed small groups and, accompanied by a parent or older sibling, headed to malls, hospitals, nursing homes and shopping centers. They carried their arba minim and made a wonderful impact on many who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to perform the mitzvot of the holiday.

In past years, the LEC elementary students from grades one to six, a group totaling close to 400 children, brought the holiday mitzvot to approximately 2,500 Jews. The goal this year was to double their rate of success. While the tally has not yet been completed, it currently stands at over 4,500. The enormous effect that the students had on the South Florida Jewish community is beyond description.

As a special bonus this year, a website was set up so children could keep track of the people they helped. Anyone can visit the site – Leclulav.Info – and read inspirational reports.

This project was renewed and enhanced with the hope and prayer of the immediate recovery of Rivka Bas Rochel, and Rivka Bas Sara B. May they have a complete refuah sheleimah.

Three Mikvaot To Open For Physically Challenged In South Florida

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

   Three mikvaot for the physically challenged will open on Sunday, September 6, in Hallandale, Florida.  It is the first mikveh project of this nature in Florida.  The endeavor provides special ramps, prep rooms, and hydraulic lifts that will make the mikveh experience pleasant and dignified for a significant segment of South Florida’s Jewish population.

 

 Interior of beautiful mikveh

 

  “Until now, people with disabilities either endured extreme hardships when using a mikveh, or stopped fulfilling this ancient mitzvah due to the inconvenience and humiliation,” said Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, Chabad’s executive vice president, who spearheaded this project several years ago.

 

   The mikveh dedications will take place at the 28th Annual Dinner of Chabad of South Broward, at the headquarters of Chabad of South Broward, located at 1295 E Hallandale Beach Blvd.  Chabad of South Broward is home to Congregation Levi Yitzchok- Lubavitch, Broward’s first Chabad Synagogue, the Hallandale Hebrew School, the Chai Tots Preschool, the Chaya Aydel Seminary, the summer-and-winter Camp Gan Israel, and the Kollel for Businessmen and Professionals.

 

     The general mikveh project will be named, “Mei Menachem-Mikveh Israel,” dedicated in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M Schneerson, and in memory of Rabbi Yisroel Tennenhaus, brother of Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, who passed away earlier this year.

 

    The women’s mikveh, “The Elana Leah Women’s Mikveh,” is being dedicated in honor of the complete and speedy recovery of Elana Kasle, a student of the Chaya Aydel Seminary, who was seriously injured on December 23, 2007, by a car on Hallandale Beach Blvd. She still needs everyone’s prayers. Her full name is Elana Leah bas Shaindel Rochel.

 

    The men’s mikveh will be named “The Yoseph Mordechai Men’s Mikveh.” It is being dedicated in memory of Reb Yoseph Fellig, father of Rebbetzin Goldie Tennenhaus.

 

    For more information please call 954-458-1877, email chabadsb@bellsouth.net or log on to Chabadsouthbroward.com.

Three Mikvaot To Open For Physically Challenged In South Florida

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

   Three mikvaot for the physically challenged will open on Sunday, September 6, in Hallandale, Florida.  It is the first mikveh project of this nature in Florida.  The endeavor provides special ramps, prep rooms, and hydraulic lifts that will make the mikveh experience pleasant and dignified for a significant segment of South Florida’s Jewish population.

 


 Interior of beautiful mikveh

 

  “Until now, people with disabilities either endured extreme hardships when using a mikveh, or stopped fulfilling this ancient mitzvah due to the inconvenience and humiliation,” said Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, Chabad’s executive vice president, who spearheaded this project several years ago.

 

   The mikveh dedications will take place at the 28th Annual Dinner of Chabad of South Broward, at the headquarters of Chabad of South Broward, located at 1295 E Hallandale Beach Blvd.  Chabad of South Broward is home to Congregation Levi Yitzchok- Lubavitch, Broward’s first Chabad Synagogue, the Hallandale Hebrew School, the Chai Tots Preschool, the Chaya Aydel Seminary, the summer-and-winter Camp Gan Israel, and the Kollel for Businessmen and Professionals.

 

     The general mikveh project will be named, “Mei Menachem-Mikveh Israel,” dedicated in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M Schneerson, and in memory of Rabbi Yisroel Tennenhaus, brother of Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, who passed away earlier this year.

 

    The women’s mikveh, “The Elana Leah Women’s Mikveh,” is being dedicated in honor of the complete and speedy recovery of Elana Kasle, a student of the Chaya Aydel Seminary, who was seriously injured on December 23, 2007, by a car on Hallandale Beach Blvd. She still needs everyone’s prayers. Her full name is Elana Leah bas Shaindel Rochel.

 

    The men’s mikveh will be named “The Yoseph Mordechai Men’s Mikveh.” It is being dedicated in memory of Reb Yoseph Fellig, father of Rebbetzin Goldie Tennenhaus.

 

    For more information please call 954-458-1877, email chabadsb@bellsouth.net or log on to Chabadsouthbroward.com.

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