Last Thursday, Bnos Agudas Yisroel of America hosted a Yom Tefillah in honor of the yahrtzeit of Rochel Imeinu. The topic was women’s power of tefilla during these challenging times, and over 4,000 girls and ladies participated!


The program started with Tehillim led by Rebbetzin Malka Partesky. Mrs. Dina Breindel Smith then spoke about the power of emunah during these trying times. She told inspiring stories and offered practical tips on how to bring Hashem into our lives every day.


Rounding off the evening was Bnos’s own recording of “On the Roadside,” a classic song about Rochel Imeinu. The event was a zechus for a refuah shleimah for Chasiya Chana Leah bas Sara and liluy nishmas Devora bas Yisroel.


The Yom Tefilla was powerful and inspiring, and Mrs. Hass encouraged the girls and women to put the inspiration into practice with Bnos Tehillim in an Hour.


Tehillim in an Hour, liluy nishmas Devora bas Yisroel, is a simple concept: organize a group of girls or women to finish Tehillim on Shabbos afternoon. The beauty is that it works in any place and for any age, in person or virtually.


Each girl’s commitment is small: Finish one booklet of Tehillim Mechulak (a set of booklets that divides Tehillim into 30 parts.) It takes about ten minutes. But together, the group has the enormous zechus and protection of saying the entire Sefer Tehillim!


Would you like to start a Tehillim in an Hour program and have Bnos send you a Tehillim Mechulak? Reach out to Mrs. Chana Baila Hass at or call 212-797-9000 ext. 330.

None of us are helpless in the face of our challenges. We ALL have the enormous power of tefillah and of the klal – IF we choose to use it.