Jan 24, 2013
Aliya Gathers for Yud Shvat

Head of the CHJCC Zaki Tamir, a former member of Aliya, invited the students of Aliya to his home for a Yud Shvat farbrengen.

Head of the CHJCC Zaki Tamir, who proudly credits his success to his affiliation with Aliya during his prime years of growth in Crown Heights, invited Aliya to his home for Yud Shvat.

Zaki joined Aliya the first week it opened, almost 11 years ago, when a good friend of his, Chaim Kamman, called him up and asked if he would like to be part of a new Cool Shul. This was probably the last thing Zaki was expecting to hear from his dear friend at that phase of their lives. Chaim preempted his barrage of curiosity by informing him that its not like a regular shul. Its for guys who arent as conservative as your typical shul in Crown Heights.

Zaki and many of his friends whom had previously been in Yeshiva, joined Aliya for that first Shabbos, and loved it. For most, it was their first Shabbos in a shul in many months, and definitely their first very positive and joyful shul experience. No one ever imagined that shul could be so enjoyable. They saw friends there whom they never expected to see in shul, sang songs, and had a great kiddush at the end.

Most of the original minyan has moved on since then and started their own shul called "the Shul" on Albany Ave. in the Shalom center. Zaki prides himself in being a member that never left.

In honor of Yud Shvat, Zaki and his wife made a farbrengen at their home for Aliya. Some of the original members came as well.

It was a truly beautiful and loving environment in which the concept of having Ahavas Yisroel in a way of Shtus Dekedusha was the main theme.

Halfway through the farbrengen, when the inspiration was high, Rabbi Note Shemtov took a group of guys to the Ohel to write a Pan to the Rebbe. Despite the arctic temperatures they all went to Mikva first.

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Go Zaki
Boruch Hashem we have a community leader that cares for our youth
(1/24/2013 10:43:12 AM)
Such a great Moisad
It's a breath of fresh air to see that there are some people doing the Rebbe work in Crown Heights with under kinder
(1/24/2013 10:45:13 AM)
I spot
A good looking zevi stern
(1/24/2013 10:52:29 AM)
Go Aliya!!
Awesome farby and yud shvat program!! Keep up the amazing work...once a good Jew always a good Jew shines strong at Aliya....the epitome of the Rebbes work and vision of keeping the faith strong to bring moshiach...
Btw...I spy dj!!
(1/24/2013 10:55:10 AM)
Amber Adler, Dir of Integrated Media
A.L.I.Y.A.H staff especially Fieglin do amazing things for kids and in the community. I really like the follow-up on what they are doing for the Ehud HavLevi incident! Way to make a positive! http://www.ehudsroom.com/ - such a great move!
(1/24/2013 10:55:41 AM)
You can help make a difference
Go towww.indiegogo.com/ehudsroom and help the cause
(1/24/2013 10:56:59 AM)
Kol hakavod zaki!
Real dugma chaya for these guys; keep up your special work in the Shchuna and keep making this world a Dirah Bitachtonim!
(1/24/2013 11:08:36 AM)
Aliya mother
On behalf of all the mothers whose children go to aliya I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I don't now how you do it but your really changed my son's life in a special way that no one else has ever been able to do.
If I had money I would buy you a building so you could do even more...
Please help Aliya. You have no idea how much good they are doing on a day today basis!
(1/24/2013 11:45:59 AM)
Petro Dispatch
Always looking good!
Btw you could say hi to me once in a while, I dont bite.
(1/24/2013 12:15:40 PM)
Beautiful Noteh!
Great job!
(1/24/2013 5:32:04 PM)
amazing reb Nute!
(1/24/2013 6:28:22 PM)
lunch buddy
we need more noteh shemtovs in this neighberhhod
(1/24/2013 6:47:15 PM)
a shliach in CH
Nute Shemtov your dedication is liolom voed...
A True Shaliach in Crown Heights
(1/24/2013 6:53:31 PM)
good job zak and abigail!
I like the matching turquoise cupcakes!
(1/25/2013 12:06:09 AM)
Nice job! Thank you Zaki and Moshe helping our youth!
(1/25/2013 10:24:23 AM)
Re-Elect Zaki
What a wonderful article. Thank you COL for posting such positive stories!
(1/25/2013 10:54:18 AM)
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