Greetings from Nechama Laber

06/01/2018

3 Steps to Light up the world = 3 JGU Favorite Songs! Listen Here…

Dear Friends, This week’s Parshah begins with G-d’s Command to Aaron “raise the flames of the Menorah.” Today, we can still light the Menorah by fulfilling our G-d given mission to illuminate our surroundings. We […]
12/06/2017

FROM SORROW TO SONG

In this Parshat Vayishlach, Rachel died suddenly at the young age of thirty six, while giving birth to her second child, Benjamin. Decades later, we find that Jacob clarifies to his son Joseph the burial […]
11/27/2015

DID YOU CELEBRATE?

GREETINGS FROM NECHAMA: “Mi K’amcha Yisroel – Who is like thee — the nation of Israel who reveals light in the darkness and joy in the face of adversity? **How grateful and fortunate are we […]
10/23/2015

WARM UP ALASKA!

WARM UP ALASKA… WARM UP THE WORLD! Did You Know? If New York City had the same population density as Alaska, only 16 people would be living in Manhattan? Alaska is as big as England, […]
10/09/2015

The BEAUTY OF HAKHEL – COLLABORATION!

GREETINGS From NECHAMA The BEAUTY OF HAKHEL – COLLABORATION! Dear JGU Family, What can we do? I ask myself, “What can we do to help our brothers and sisters in Israel who are under attack? […]
09/18/2015

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS – Greetings from Nechama #36

MUSIC MOVES – GREETINGS FROM NECHAMA  BEHIND CLOSED DOORS With heartfelt appreciation, I dedicate this Yom Kippur Message to Chaya-Bracha Rubin & Susan Axelrod who helped me hear and understand the words to this song […]
08/16/2015

Buzzing Bees & Birthday Blessings!

Greetings From Nechama – Buzzing Bees & Birthday Blessings! I had the pleasure to celebrate my birthday in our JGU Virtual classroom with women and girls. My husband, Rabbi Avraham Laber, who raises bees as […]
07/31/2015

#29 GREETINGS FROM NECHAMA – A CANDLE OF MY OWN!

Jewish Girls Unite has launched our 2nd Shine Your Light Campaign: A Shabbat Candles Writing Contest. We are thrilled to join forces with the Shabbat Candle lighting Campaign of the Lubavitch Women’s Organization (LWO) under […]
07/25/2015

Greetings From Nechama – Finding My Father in Me

On the 9th of Av, (this Sunday), the Beit Hamikdash was destroyed in Jerusalem over 3000 years ago. The Holy Temple was the place where G‑d’s presence could be felt physically. It was the window […]
06/12/2015

READY…. SET….GROW!

Dear Friends: The following story expresses the heart of the JGU mission. Rabbi Shemtov from Uruguay was walking with a friend on Shabbat afternoon. A ten year old boy approached them and asked, “Where are […]
05/08/2015

May Your Mazal Shine! – Greetings from Nechama Laber

Dear Friend: This Lag B’omer, Jewish Girls Unite set up a table at the “JEWNITY” Albany JCC community event . We decorated candlesticks, spoke about the mitzvah of Shabbos candles, and gave girls the opportunity […]
04/24/2015

Greetings from Nechama – My Singing Sisters

We all know the power of an old song to trigger vivid memories that seem to transport us back in time and space. A song blends many different notes together to create the perfect harmony. […]
04/09/2015

A Memory, A Mission, A Movie – Nechama Laber

There is a memory that I have as a young girl of ten years old that will never fade away. When I was in 5th grade, I watched my father, Rabbi Azriel Wasserman o”bm, a […]
03/27/2015

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING ARE YOU READY TO LEAVE EGYPT? In every generation, a person is obligated to see himself as if he went out of Egypt. As we get ready for Pesach, it […]
03/06/2015

Happy Shushan Purim!

I would like to share a short Purim Lesson taught by my dear father, Rabbi Azriel Yitzchok Wasserman O”BM. He was known for celebrating Purim with great joy! It is a Mitzvah on Purim to […]
03/04/2015

Happy Tu B’Shvat – Celebrating Potential

Today is the 15th of Shevat and we celebrate the New Year for Trees by eating fruits. Did you ever wonder why we celebrate the Birthday for Trees in the middle of winter, when it […]
02/27/2015

My Trip Home – to Israel!

This week, I marked the twenty year milestone of our wedding anniversary. On Monday, I also returned from a special trip to Israel. My trip was very spontaneous. I never imagined that I would travel […]
02/12/2015

Challah Recipe for Life

This week, I am happily sending you my Good Shabbos wishes from the International Shluchos Convention in Brooklyn, NY, which commemorates the Yarzheit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushkah O”BM, the wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. I […]
01/30/2015

A Tribute to Meme Rachel

My dear maternal grandmother, Meme Rachel returned her precious soul to Hashem on 7 Shevat. She was 93 years old. My sister in law, Leah told me that when she notified her family, they immediately […]
01/30/2015

Three Life Lessons from Devorah

We celebrated JGU’s third Virtual Rosh Chodesh Celebration on January 18, 2015 for mothers and daughters from around the world. At the virtual Celebration, we celebrated the life of Devorah, which is the Haftorah reading […]