people say about Wellesley Weston Chabad...
Thank you so much for a lovely Women's Event last night.
Reyna's story was so inspirational! And you treated us to such delicious
and decadent desserts. I don't know how you do all that you do!
We are looking forward to visiting with you with on Shavuot.
Thanks so much for your openness to my coming by briefly
for Friday candle lighting and kiddish. It was really odd to leave just
after Kiddush but well worthwhile given the fact that my mother and cousin
Lillian were so delighted to have been there and just couldn't stop talking
about you all! It was a great experience for them, truly, reminding them
of their grandparent’s homes and childhoods, and they just couldn't
get over how gracious and warm you both are, and Geni they are in awe
(as am I, of course) of how you can accomplish so much in terms of hosting
people so generously with a newborn and five other children!
Dear Rabbi Bleich,
Thank you again for ensuring a memorable and positive bar mitzvah experience
for Dylan. He felt really good about the whole thing. I think Dylan's
Jewish identity is safe, at least in the foreseeable future. We especially
appreciate the personal and inclusive nature of the service. Glenn was
quite touched about holding the torah, and the boys were glad to be a
part of the service as well.
Hi Rabbi and Geni-
just wanted to let you know that I'm leaving Boston on Sunday. I'm going
to be in Milwaukee for the chagim and then off to Nishmat (thanks again
for speaking to them). I wanted to thank you for everything in my past
several years in Boston. I really remember and value all those shabbosim
that i spent w/ you and the numerous chagim (esp purim)! I'm sorry that
i've been a bit incognito in the last several months. I am planning on
returning to Boston, but you never know where life can take you.
so, see you when i get back and good luck to you guys on everything. the
Wellesley/Weston community is lucky to have you.
Dear Rabbi & Geni,
Thank you very much for having us join you and your family for Shabbat
dinner. It was nice to be part of a smaller gathering. And as always,
Geni's food is sooo delicious.
We looking forward to seeing you at the Pesach Seders!!!
S & A, Wellelsley
It's nice to finally
have a feeling of comfort and belonging in a synagogue. Thank you for
giving it to us! We are forever grateful.
Another amazing thing is that I am sure I speak for everyone in my family.
Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart, for making Nate's Bar
Mitzvah better than any of us could have expected.
I should also tell you that you made quite the impression on my Uncle
Albert and he went back to NYC on Sunday with a new resolve.
On a another note, Albert noted I accidentally called you Rabbi Yager
and in many respects I guess I am drawn to you because of my love and
respect for a man that had been my family's spiritual leader for over
30 years and how closely I associate you with him. Although as Albert
commented, and I agree, you are a much better Rabbi than he was when he
was at your age (not to take away anything from the beloved Rabbi).
And yes, your jokes were great, but corny. But I guess that's why we love
As a newcomer to
Jewish observance, I could easily have felt inferior or out-of-place when
attending a Chabad event. You know, always afraid to do something wrong
or worried that I would be put on the spot and be exposed as a rookie.
But, it never happened. I went to seders, Shabbat dinners, even High Holiday
services, and the Bleichs and their congregants took me in like family.
When I needed help finding a page, or saying the blessings on Shabbat
candles, Geni Bleich either helped me herself or quietly made sure that
someone took care of me. After a while, I found myself actually helping
others! It has been a rewarding, enriching experience every time I have
attended a Chabad event, and I look forward to many more.
Mike. S, Wellesley
I just wanted to say thanks
for letting me join your Friday night and Holiday dinners. It really means
a lot to have somewhere nice to go when you're so far from home.
Emily (Texas), Wellesley College
I first met Rabbi Bleich at a softball game. I love
sports, and when I heard that there was a Jewish softball team, I had
to get involved. I thought that the two were separate though, that you
were Jewish on Shabbat and then on Sunday you were a regular citizen.
I couldn't believe it when I saw Rabbi Bleich wearing a full-on softball
uniform, cleats and everything, with a yarmulke under his cap and tzitzit
flying everywhere! He taught me that Judaism is 24/7/365, that wherever
you find yourself you can choose to do things in a Jewish way. It was
a real eye-opener, and I plan on learning a lot more with Rabbi Bleich
and playing more softball too!
Thank you so much for inviting
us into your home for a warm, inspirational and tasty Shabbat dinner.
It was a great experience for us and a wonderful way to spend Shabbat
Ronnie & Chris, Wayland
It has truly been a privilege
to tour our homeland under your leadership. The past 10 days have been
the most memorable of my life. I had a great time with you guys. From
going to the Ari Zal to ben Yehuda, every minute was a blast. I have the
highest respect for you and the work you do & I hope to stay in constant
contact with you after graduation. Reb Moshe, your ability to relate and
converse with young people like myself is a characteristic to behold.
Continue the good work, the sky is the limit.
Many thanks for making Ethan's Bar
Mitzvah such a special and memorable experience. Ethan was very happy
and our guests enjoyed! We really appreciate the personal touches. It
truly was a joyful day.
Thank you very much for all your help with the party. Your help and great
energy made this the best birthday party ever!!
This is in appreciation of your efforts for guiding our young people and
the unaffiliated Jews in our area. You are doing commendable work. G-D
bless you!! May you & your family have a healthy and happy forthcoming
Melvin & Shirley,
I appreciated the opportunity to attend Yom Kippur services at the Wellesley-Weston
Chabad. Although my usual service attendance is with the conservative
community, I valued the attention to detail of prayers, ritual, history
and... inspirational stories!