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    Mashpiim Chosen in Crown Heights

    The Tzach organization announced the appointment of Mashpiim to attend to the needs of Chabad families in Crown Heights. Full Story

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    Amazing news!!
    Guest
    Amazing news!!

    Hatzlacha Raba!!!

    Paid?
    Guest
    Paid?

    Will they be paid? where can we donate?

    Best news!
    Guest
    Best news!

    Great news! Each one of you should have tremendous Hatzlacha!

    Really?!
    Guest
    Really?!

    Is this some kind of joke

    Wow
    Guest
    Wow

    How interesting….

    I don't understand
    Guest
    I don't understand

    Doesn’t the mishna say *asei* l’cha rav? The mashpia mushpa relationship cannot be forced, it has to be chosen by both the mashpia and the mushpa.

    Contact tel#
    Guest
    Contact tel#

    Please provide their contact #s.

    Wow so nice!
    Guest
    Wow so nice!

    Thank you Benji P.! Really looking forward!

    Congratulations
    Guest
    Congratulations

    Mazel tov ! May you go from strength to strength in assisting members of our community with their physical and spiritual growth.

    It would be nice to know
    Guest
    It would be nice to know

    It would be nice to know what the behind the scenes administrative aspect is. E.g. are they paid by community, subsidized. Or is tzach mere giving them a heksher, etc.

    women?
    Guest
    women?

    excellent idea thank you!
    can same be done for women?

    also what will these mashpiim be doing? shuirim?
    thank you very much!!

    Yashar Koach
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    Yashar Koach

    So important
    Ty so much Tzach for this amazing idea

    Happy
    Guest
    Happy

    Happy to see that they got younger guys who actually understand the system

    Very nice initiative
    Guest
    Very nice initiative

    The more the better

    we need more
    Guest
    we need more

    It’s an excellent initiative
    I think five is not enough
    The community needs more
    However it still great

    rabbi werde!!!!
    Guest
    rabbi werde!!!!

    is for real the most hartzige, honest, and reliable person i ever met. Im so excited to see him up here!!!

    To # 6 who does not understand
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    To # 6 who does not understand

    Everything you wrote is true.
    No one is forcing anyone.
    Here are 5 more options to choose from. If you have/ choose another Mashpia : Tzu Gezunt. Good on you.
    P.s. just trying to understand you. Where does it say anywhere that anything is forced? Like I read the same article and didnt feel someone is forcing me to do something. TiA

    Kol hakavod
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    Kol hakavod

    Growing up in the mid mems hearing the rebbe shturem about it & having no clue on how to appoint a rav ( no one was offering any tips or salutions & not being close 2 anyone i felt could fit that role ) made me feel very bad & guilty that i could not fullfill the rebbes will , so this is very commendable .

    Great idea!
    Guest
    Great idea!

    How about some women appointees for the women

    Koel hacvod
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    Koel hacvod

    Thank to tzach and rabbi Bengy p for putting in months of planning for this to come through
    These mashpiaim will change crown hights for the better

    Yasher Koach!
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    Yasher Koach!

    What a tremendous idea. May the originators and implementors of this wonderful idea be blessed with all good things. This article has made the world a brighter place, thank you.

    Honestly
    Guest
    Honestly

    I’m trying to figure out what is the point of this. Mashpiam happen naturally when you someone is a role model.and its.different choice for everyone. This is too staged….

    to #6
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    to #6

    Hatzlacha Raba to the new Mashpiim!!
    Hopefully everybody in the community is able to benefit from them in a proper way with authentic and beneficial guidance.

    May the Aibershter bless them with the ability to tap into their reservoirs and bring good things to all those around them.

    who chose them?
    Guest
    who chose them?

    how come there were no elections??

    and surely women should have a say in who their husbands are speaking too…

    So happy to hear!
    Guest
    So happy to hear!

    May these mashpiyim, and our entire community, go from strength to strength!!

    to #6
    Guest
    to #6

    perhaps it is to be mashpiim of the town, similar to how Reb Eizik of Homil was the mashpia of Homil. 🙂

    So beautiful.
    Guest
    So beautiful.

    This is good.

    Moshiach Now!

    Neshei chabad
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    Neshei chabad

    In the 1980’s, Neshei Chabad posted in the Neshei newsletter the names of maybe 20 women or more who were willing to be mashpios for the women and it was even divided according to categories like chinuch for younger kids and for teenagers. Sholom bayis. Ruchniyus, parnosa, etc.
    Many women took advantage of that, because before that I had asked 2 women to be my mashpia and they both said no.
    Maybe Neshei will do it again.

    Rabbi Shushan
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    Rabbi Shushan

    Rabbi Shushan is the best kept secret in Crown Heights. He is hard working, un-apologetically chassidish to the core. Brilliant, knowledgeable, caring. He distills chasidus and maamorim in a fashion that is approachable and understandable. His shul is beautiful b’gashmius and b’ruchniyus. The mispalelim are from diverse backgrounds and Rabbi Shushan, having earned it, commands an atmosphere of respect that most shuls in CH can and should be envious of. I often ask myself why it took me so long to discover this gem a block away from my house.
    Avremi Gourarie

    W I L L     they talk
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    W I L L they talk

    will they talk to the landlords to lower the rentby the chasidise yungeleit ???

    To #28
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    To #28

    Yes, I remember creating that list.

    But it wasn’t that long ago. (Unless mine was a different list).
    I put it together in 2002.
    It was hard work! But it was worth it! We found many incredible women who were happy to share their themselves with others

    To #22
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    To #22

    Honestly you’re right. If everything waa going according to plan, then yes. The simple, aidele mushpa will go over to someone who he thinks is worthy of being his mashpia and ask him. The mashpia will agree and the mushpa will follow all orders with Kabolas Ol. But, the reality is very different than the imagined way that it should be. Most people do what they want without asking anyone, and the ones that are searching don’t know whom to ask. Even the ones that are asked to be mashpia convince themselves they are not worthy of being a mashpia.… Read more »

    Asei lecho
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    Asei lecho

    How can anyone “appoint” a mashpia for someone else? The Rebbe’s instructions are that each person chooses his own mashpia, as per asei *lecho* rav. This is another example of people deciding what’s good for everybody else.

    Application
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    Application

    I am currently unemployed and looking for work. I have vast knowledge in chassidus and Nigleh and I feel that I can be a strong positive influence on the youth in our community. I will always be there to listen to the community and share my advice. I am loving, caring, and have a wonderful and approachable personality and feel that I have the physical and spiritual makeup to handle this job. Where can I apply???

    Very nice
    Guest
    Very nice

    Thank you so much tzach,this so important

    Vital question
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    Vital question

    This is a fantastic idea!

    As I assume they will be dealing w Shalom bayis, family matters, etc have all these mashpiim received some kind of abuse education?
    Very important!
    Some rabbanim have .
    As a community, we must ensure that these mashpiim have received some education on abuse (domestic, child abuse etc)

    Rabbi Meir Shushan
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    Rabbi Meir Shushan

    Is a real Dugma Chaya of a Chossid! Try his Shul!
    PS: I know him already from Brunoy. He was from the top Bochrim!

    #36
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    #36

    Excellent question! Add mediation and other training counselling to the mix too!
    It is wonderful that they are “nice guys” and “chassidish”, but what are their qualifications to guide others through real tough situations? To guide a tour through Jewish sites in Manhattan is not the same as guiding a young man through a difficult period in his marriage, or a father having difficulties raising his children!
    Is a mashpia chosen by the color of his kapote, or is there a training and vetting process? Please let us know WHO these people are professionally before giving their contact information!

    To #33
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    To #33

    See comment #17. No one has appointed any of them as your mashpia, just given you the option.

    Tzach
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    Tzach

    If these people were already Mashpeim what exactly is tzach adding?

    Yasher Koach
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    Yasher Koach

    Its nice to see tzach getting involved with such an important need. However what about our appointed rabbanim of the crown heights Beis Din? There was a charity campaign campaign for them which barely raised $30,000!!!??? What a shame!!!! Where is the community when it comes to our rabbanim which the Rebbe referred to “Abir Shbaabirim”!!!???

    Very important!
    Guest
    Very important!

    Good initiative! Any steps taken to make having a Mashpia easier is a huge Mitzvah and Zechus! Particularly for woman, I think having an anonymous hotline would be fantastic. The names of those “on call”, would be posted on a website, but those calling will remain anonymous. This would be geared for those with specific challenges or dillemas, who either don’t have an ongoing Mashpia yet or have one who aren’t experts in the particular question. Anyone interested in helping get this off the ground, contact [email protected] If Tzach can do this, it would be wonderful! In the meantime for… Read more »

    Good Luck
    Guest
    Good Luck

    Excellent , the Rebbe wants us to talk to a Mashpia not always is easy to find now B”H we have six.
    The Rebbe is very happy about it
    Let’s just please give them full respect do to them

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