When the Rebbe introduced the idea of starting women’s learning classes in 1955, Mrs. Reba Sharfstein, then a newlywed and newly minted Shluchim in Ohio, didn’t consider herself ready to be one of those teachers. Through the urging of another Shliach she launched the first “Women’s Study Group” with just three participants.
Over 700 guests gathered on Monday evening, at the Robert Treat Center in Newark, to celebrate the Rabbinical College of America’s National Founders Gala.
A Jewish student from the University of Sydney won the Jewish Academic Innovation Award this weekend during the Sinai Scholars Academic Symposium at the University of Chicago.
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Tzvi Greenwald OBM, a longtime educator and from the elder Chassidim in Kfar Chabad, Israel. He was 85 years old.
This weekly fast moving — yet inspiring — 1-minute video on the weekly Parsha is created by Yitzchok Schmuckler, a Bochur from Montreal. This week’s video for Parshas Shmini is titled: Aarons Advantage – continued.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Reb Eliezer (Lazer) ben Hatomim Reb Hillel Liberov OBM of Crown Heights. He was 94 years old.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mr. Mel Novick OBM, a resident of Maplewood, New Jersey and brother of Mrs. Miriam Sherr.
The amazing sale, where one can purchase the full current set of Toras Menachem, 60 volumes of the Rebbe’s Torah from the first two decades of the Nesius (1950-1970), is back for a third, and last, time. Ten days only with option of shipping in Israel and the US. Shul’s Kolels, Yeshivos and Camps have a unique opportunity to enrich their library with the Rebbe’s holy words.
Cootamundra, population 6,700. I had been driving for six hours on behalf of Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia, or RARA, northbound along the seemingly endless Hume Highway, stretching the vast distance of Australia’s east coast. I was headed to Wollongong, just one of eleven locations where regional Seders would be taking place, a coastal paradise famed for its beautiful beaches and warm climate. But now I was taking an hour detour off the Hume Highway to visit the only Jewish family living in Cootamundra.
JLI presents its unique one-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. Tazria-Metzora. This week’s video is titled: Does God care whether we get along?
An auction for a silver Kiddush Cup (Becher) that purportedly belonged to the Lubavitcher Rebbe has been called into question after Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky denied that he authenticated it.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Zissel (Sylvia) bas Dovid Reiter, mother of Dr. Levi Reiter. She was 95 years old.
With great sadness and deep pain we inform you of the tragic and untimely passing of R’ Eliyahu Matisyahu (Elias) Friedman OBM, a young father who passed away suddenly last night from a heart attack. He was 48 years old.
Zalmy Plotkin, the youngest son of Rabbi Avrohom and Goldie Plotkin, co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of Markham in Ontario, Canada, passed away on April 15, two days before his 15th birthday.
Shluchim in Paris gathered for the 19th annual Regional Kinus Hashluchim under the direction of Rabbi Mendel Azimov, and celebrating 50 years since the arrival of his parents Rabbi Shmuel and Rebbetzen Bassie Azimov.
She lived on the upper floor of a modest two-family-home on the rough-and-tumble outskirts of the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Yet, to the hundreds of people who streamed through its blue-painted door, Alessa Wircberg’s home was a bastion of acceptance, Chassidic warmth, guidance, support, and love. She passed away Friday at the age of 66.
The Wircberg family is sitting Shiva after the passing of their dear mother, Mrs. Alessa Wircberg, who passed away last week. They … more
Israel’s minister of agriculture, Mr. Uri Ariel, took time out of a trip to New York to visit the Ohel to pray for the Jewish people and for the State of Israel.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of R’ Moshe Yitzchok ben Shlomo Inglis OBM of Edgware, London. He was 94 years old.
In a historic and much awaited program, Chazak (a division of Merkos 302), hosted the first ever Yesodos Li’Hatzlochas Hashlichus seminar. This six-day immersive trained shluchim in key areas that would enable new shluchim to maximize their potential and idealism in the mission.
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 209, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Why Don’t We See Chassidim Being Scrupulous About Making Blessings on Trees? Does Negating Secular Education Mean That We Have to Be Ignorant? How Can I Connect Emotionally and Not Just Intellectually? What Is the Jewish Perspective on Chakras and the Third Eye?
For the 30th time, thousands participated in The March of The Living remembering the millions that were exterminated during the holocaust, on holocaust remembrance day.