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9/11 @ 10

Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we mark 10 years since that fateful September 11th day, which changed our lives. Everyone remembers where they were when it happened. Our perspective, our worldview and our sense of security would be markedly different. While the people of New York, DC and rural PA, along with those that lost loved ones on the flights, would be personally impacted more than the rest of us, it was certainly a national tragedy. Our country came together, at least for a short time. Then the question of how to react and deal with those agents of hatred arose and divided us once again, or perhaps even more so. Our lives have become demarcated by the Pre-9/11 era and the post 9/11 era.

The crew has put together a very meaningful 9/11 @ 10 website with articles old and new as well as multimedia, including a new video. Please take the time to commemorate this eventful day with some Jewish insight and perspective by visiting

This past Sunday our family and 80 guests braved the rains of Tropical Storm Lee to celebrate our daughter Sara’s Bas Mitzvah. It was a beautiful affair and we are very grateful to those that made the effort to come. It is events such as this one that allow parents to enjoy the Nachas of the hard work of raising a child. As always, Alex Barkoff captured the event with his camera and some photos can be viewed at

I would like to highlight three events that are coming up at Chabad.

·         Next Friday, September 16, Chabad Young Jewish Professionals is having Ladies Only Shabbat. Malkie Rivkin will be hosting Shabbat dinner in her home for Young Jewish Professional Women. For more info or to rsvp or

·         On Sunday, September 18, Chabad is teaming up with Winn Dixie and Casablanca for Kosher Day at Uptown Winn Dixie. From 11-1 there will be live music, kosher sampling and an info table. Come by and enjoy. For more info

·         On Tuesday, September 20 – 12-1 PM, our second monthly CBD Lunch N Learn will take place at New York Camera – 705 Canal St. The topic: The Call of the Shofar – Insights and Inspiration into the tradition of the Shofar. Lunch is served.

Wishing you a good Shabbos and a happy, healthy and sweet new year!
Rabbi Mendel Rivkin

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Tessa wrote...

Too many compliments too ltilte space, thanks!