On Motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei, talmidim from the first and second grades in Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles, along with their fathers and some grandfathers gathered for the annual Melava Malka in honor of 14 Kislev.
On Motzei Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei, talmidim from the first and second grades in Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles, along with their fathers and some grandfathers gathered at the Cheder for the annual Melava Malka.
Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum, head of school at Cheder, greeted the assembled and introduced Rabbi Dovid Blasberg, principal of the elementary grades, who emceed the evening.
A Dvar Torah was shared by Talmid Leibel Perlstein and the traditional Melava Malka story was told by Rabbi Yosef Fine, father of a Talmid.
In honor of the auspicious days we are in the middle of, the entire assemblage joined in singing Pada V’shalom after which the 12 Pesukim we’re recited, led by Talmidim, having in mind that the extra Torah learning and saying these Pesukim, be a zechus for the people and soldiers in Eretz Yisroel.
Fathers and sons then learned together about the Rebbe and Rebbetzin‘s Chasunah in connection with Yud Daled Kislev. This was followed by a specially prepared video video of the Rebbe in connection to Yud Gimmel Kislev, Didan Notzach and Yud Daled Kislev.
A highlight of the evening were four “minute to win it” style activities for fathers and sons to do together, including reviewing Tanya Baal Peh, making an edible Black Wagon, and edible chupah. Each table was then challenged to put them get her the famous saying of the Rebbe ” דער טאג וואס האט פארבונדען מיר מיט אייך און אייך מיט מיר” out of papers hidden under their plates.
After bentching, participants left in great spirits of bonding and prepared for the special days ahead of us.
“A big thank you does to Kitah Bais Rebbi, Rabbi Levi Polichenco, for the live Chassidishe niggunim played throughout and to the older Talmidim volunteers, to Reb Nochum Labkowsky, Rabbi Blasberg and Tzivos Hashem Director Rabbi Sholom Heidingsfeld for their efforts in putting together the Melava Malka,” the organizers said.