Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday on the Mitzvah Tank

I happen to walk by the intersection of 57th street and Fifth avenue at 2pm this afternoon. The Chabad Mitzvah Tank, which is a bus converted into a small synagogue, was, as usual, parked there and one of the resident rabbis was outside trying to find a few people to complete a minyan (a quorum of 10 men necessary to conduct a legitimate service). I joined the group for the afternoon mincha prayer service. Hanging out in the tank, it's always interesting to see Jewish people, that have not been very observant, brought in and see them experience putting on tifillin, and participating in the 15 minute afternoon service.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Challah/Pizza Baking Day

It was a baking day at the Chabad House in town. Challah braiding in the morning and pizza in the afternoon. The guys had a bit of trouble with the braiding concept. Everyone had a blast making a mess and some yummy pizza with milchig (dairy) toppings.