Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Wednesday, February 10, for a Catholic holiday. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
Rabbi Yehoshua Binyamin (Josh) Gordon, the beloved Torah scholar, congregational rabbi and educator who taught thousands of students around the globe through the world’s most widely viewed daily Torah classes, passed away yesterday in California after an extended illness. He was 66 years old.
A Jewish music producer, who identified himself as ‘super-producer’ Josh Friedman, phoned Avraham Fried and said he has an amazing idea for upgrading one of Fried’s songs, and invited the singing star to come visit him at his studio.
Chabad Lubavitch of New Hampshire, led by Rabbi Levi Krinsky, has opened a field office in downtown Manchester at 1117 Elm St. to meet the needs of the Jewish staffers and volunteers in the lead up to the New Hampshire Presidential Primary, which takes place today.
The Chabad Yeshiva of Frankfurt, Germany, celebrated its 15th year anniversary with a Siyum Sefer Torah, dedicated by Vladi Izraelit in memory of Lev ben Grisha. “A Simcha like this hasn’t been seen in Frankfurt for many years,” said a Jewish community leader who was in attendance.
Eli Nochum Block (San Antonio, TX) and Tzivia Wenger (Montreal, Canada)
Yosef and Emma (nee Wruble) Schrage (Los Angeles, CA)
Over 150 volunteers of Chevra Kadisha Chesed Shel Emes gathered Monday evening for an evening of appreciation and Siyum Mishnayos for the many Mes Mitzvos the organization had brought to Jewish burial.
Today, the 30th of Shvat, marks 10 years to the cold-blooded murder of Efraim Klein, HYD, a well known and loved member of the Crown Heights Jewish community. The investigation into his murder has long since gone cold.
Just a short while before falling ill, Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin Gordon OBM was honored to be the guest speaker at the Annual Oholei Torah Dinner in Crown Heights.
The excitement is mounting around the The Meaningful Life Center’s 2nd MyLife: Chassidus Applied Essay Contest as MLC announced the first list of prestigious judges for this year’s contest (the list is in formation, with more judges to be confirmed shortly).
Sholly and Goldy (nee Laufer) Freundlich (Crown Heights)
Mendy and Chaya (nee Lachkar) Mottal (Crown Heights)
This Motzoei Shabbos, students in United Lubavitcher Yeshiva on Crown Street from first and second grades gathered for their annual Father and Son Melava Malka.
Arrested on charges of smuggling drugs, a soon-to-married Israeli couple have found themselves in a real-life nightmare after they were arrested in a Ukrainian Airport with two pounds of marijuana in their luggage. Relatives claim that they were framed and have launched a Pidyon Shvuim fund to help cover the legal fees ahead of their trial, which is set for February 25th.
After the Raichman children suffered a sudden rash, the Shluchim in the Amazon were forced to cancel their participation in the regional Hakhel event, much to their regret. Little did they know that this would lead to their own unexpected Hakhel event.
With great shock, sadness and pain we inform you of the very untimely passing of Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin (Josh) Gordon OBM, Shliach of the Rebbe to San Fernando Valley, California. He was 66 years old. Levaya info added.
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 102, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: Spouse vs. Parents; Growing through a Tough Childhood; Giving up on Children? Process of Writing and Publishing Sichos.
EnerJew, the FJC’s leading project for Jewish teenagers, opens 2016 with its powerful annual coordinators seminar, taking place this week in Baku, Azerbaijan. The four-day seminar, attended by over 50 coordinators from 25 cities that participate in the project, consists of a wide range of professional workshops, lectures, classes, brain storming sessions and much more.
As testament to 35 years of service to the Jewish community of St. Louis,Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Shiffy Landa was honored last week with the Jewish Professionals of St. Louis (JProStl) Career Achievement Award. The award is presented to an experienced professional—Landa is co-director of Chabad of Greater St. Louis, and Judaic-studies coordinator and a teacher at the Epstein Hebrew Academy in the city—who has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication and effectiveness throughout her career.
Members of the Bukharian Jewish community in Queens, New York gathered last week to celebrate the Bris of the son of Rabbi Yitzchok Wolowik, one of their Rabbis and local Chabad Shliach.
Fourteen years after saving the life a Lubavitcher teenager from a burning house in Crown Heights, now retired firefighter Joseph Scaramuzzino realized that his time with the FDNY meant something.