Press Release: Rachel's Children Reclamation Foundation's 15th Commemoration of the Yahrzeit of Rachel Imeinu will be held Thursday evening, October 29 at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center.
It won't be an ordinary dinner. It is much more than the glatt kosher food catered by New Star Caterers at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center on 60 West End Avenue, Brooklyn NY, that will make this another most meaningful event. 2009 was a very significant year for RCRF. It was so fulfilling to celebrate Tu BShvat at Beit Bnei Rachel. Although our pomegranate and fig trees are inside the house within the walls, they are growing. The number of people coming to our events and to Kever Rachel are increasing. This 5770 Yahrzeit will see the tens of thousands again. The 11th anniversary of the Sefer Torah on Rosh Chodesh Tammuz began with Beit Orot Yeshiva boys laining, sharing breakfast with guests and a shiur on why Rachel Imeinu merits to bring the Geula. Rebbitzen Tsippora Heller, Rabbi Yosef Klausner, Rabbi Ephraim Sprecher, Rabbi Yaakov Gurwitz were some of our inspirational speakers. Rabbi Leff's Rosh Chodesh Elul shiur was filled with exceptional ruach by being in Beit Bnei Rachel. The spirit of this time surpassing message is at http://www.rabbileff.net/shiurim/special/index.htm.
RCRF 60 West End Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11235, 718-648-2610 is over active in Israel and the US. Working overtime to reclaim our roots, Jewish identity and connect with the "good ideology", RCRF has initiated a very timely program with a memorable theme, "Derech Eretz in the Merit of Rachel Imeinu". Although many are hinting at this necessary subject, this will be the theme of weekly classes at Beit Bnei Rachel, the RCRF majority owned Jewish property within the walled Rachel Tomb Complex because Rachel Imeinu's virtues are an example for us all especially in these trying times. She sacrificed herself for the future of Israel and is remembered over 3600 years as Mother Israel and is a role model for the whole civilized world.
Besides visiting the injured in the Gaza War, RCRF has also begun a Newsletter: The Rachel Tear, which can be viewed at theracheltear.blogspot.com.
The Keynote Address at our dinner will be by Rabbi Raymond Beyda, a well known speaker and author of "1 Minute With Yourself". He will be introduced by Rabbi Yaakov Farhi of Torah Israel Sephardic Congregation of Manhattan Beach. Rabbi Moshe Snow who was a guest speaker in our Beit Bnei Rachel on Derech Chaya Rachel will explain "A Monumental Task". The Community Chessed Award will be presented to Mozelle Sammell by Gail Friedlin. The Community Activist Award will be presented to Myrna Zisman by Arlene Fox. Malky Grunwald, a new student at SKA who had the first Bas Mitzvah at Beit Rnei Rachel on Rosh Chodesh Elul 5757 will also address the audience about the meaning of Bas Mitzvahs at Kever Rachel . Please rush your ads and donations as this is our major fundraiser that supports Torah readings, weekly shiurim and the development of a Museum of Jewish Aliyah, a Beit Midrash, a Simcha Center and a Biblical Garden with a replica of ancient Kever Rachel as a chuppah. As we learned about being strong on Tisha B’Av, we were taught that Tu B’Av overcomes. What simcha when the weddings of our Bas Mitzvah girls are celebrated under the chuppah dedicated in the RCRF Biblical Garden. Remember it was RCRF since 1995: we petitioned for the Egged buses, initiated the shiurim, dedicated two Torahs, conduct classes and work so hard to fulfill the Rachel Prophecy, V Shavu Banim L'Gvulum. "Remember, A visit to Israel without going to Kever Rachel is like going home and not visiting your mother." Evelyn Haies
Rabbi Leff Rosh Chodesh Elul Shiur at Rachel Children's Beit Bnei Rachel seuda.