By COLlive reporter
Bed, Bath & Beyond, step aside.
Setting up a bridal registry online may soon take a backseat to more important wedding preparations done over the web, with the introduction of a fantastic and innovative kallah class that can be accessed by kallahs worldwide.
All you need is a computer with a webcam and an internet connection.
Mrs. Nechamah Dinah Lipsker of Crown Heights had always known that living out-of-town adds enormous stress to the numerous wedding preps that every kallah does.
Between finding the right gown, shaitel and acquiring the many items necessary for setting up a new home, attending kallah classes can add an enormous burden.
“Whether a girl lives out-of-town, or is on shlichus somewhere where there isn’t a reputable or experienced kallah teacher available, she should be able to access the best information at the most convenience,” Lipsker told COLlive.com.
“Learning the halachos of Taharas Hamishpocha well is clearly of paramount importance, as it is the foundation of every Jewish home, and a mitzvah specifically entrusted to women,” she said.
Mrs. Lipsker was recruited and trained by Mrs. Sarah Morosov, a known Nshei Chabad kallah teacher in Crown Heights.
For halachic accuracy and questions, Mrs. Lipsker is in contact with a number of Chabad rabbonim and other professionals in the field. She has been teaching kallahs for several years, and is excited to provide this unique service.
Mrs. Lipsker’s class goes beyond the books to provide enthusiasm and meaning to the performance of this mitzvah.
From clear halacha to Chassidic insights; and through practical examples and solutions for many common issues, she presents an open and candid class, where students feel comfortable participating, and benefit from her passion for accuracy and rich content.
“The practical foundations for sholom bayis are covered, as well as many other topics, giving kallahs real tools for married life,” she said.
The online kallah classes program, a division of the N’shei Chabad Kallah Classes program, will be the first of its kind, taking inspiration from the online school concept, in which students and teachers can interact from their individual locations.
It will be just like sitting around the table with the teacher, but without having to make the trip to Crown Heights, she says. “It really will just make kallah’s lives a lot, lot easier.”
Groups will be small for maximum individual attention as well. The initiative was encouraged by Chabad poskim and Rabbis.
For more info, call 718-771-4011 or email [email protected]