Young professionals from across the U.S. and Canada gathered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn recently to celebrate Shabbat, meet each other, and experience the warm hospitality of local families and shuls.
After months of slipping money out of charity boxes in synagogues around the neighborhood – some captured on surveillance video – the thief was busted by a student this morning. Police were called and he was arrested.
Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, visited – for the first time – the Rebbes room in 770 this morning.
Today, Thursday, family and friends will gather for a Siyum Sefer Torah honoring Mrs. Shterna Sara Blesofsky OBM. The Siyum will coincide with her 2nd yahrtzeit, which is the 14th of Sivan.
IYH tomorrow, Friday, the 15th of Sivan (May 24th), there will be a rally at the Ohel for all children ages 5 to 12.
Noach and Chana (nee Wolff) Pawliger (Atlanta, GA)
Yoni Stern (South Africa) and Chana Leah Slutzkin (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Nosson and Chayale (nee Hecht) Potash (San Francisco, CA)
Motti Hyams (London, England) and Sarale Smoller (San Diego, CA)
Mendel and Fraydee (nee Posner) Kessler (Crown Heights)
Every morning when he says Modeh Ani it is truly a miracle. When he was born doctors didn’t believe Mendul Bolton had a chance. Armed with his steel will the 13-year-old is not only living with cerebral palsy, he is flourishing.
Over 100 members of the all-women forum Blaboostas got together for their second meetup event, titled ‘Getting Closer’. Noted psychologist and lecturer Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch spoke.
With a wide swath of suburban Oklahoma City destroyed, and the need for food and basic living supplies growing, The Chabad Community Center of Southern Oklahoma continued its efforts to assist those devastated by the tornado that sped through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs Monday afternoon, leaving 24 dead, nine of them children. Nearly 250 people have been reported injured.
Shneur and Shayna Rochel (nee Abramowitz) Bialestock (Crown Heights)
Leibel and Esty (nee Wineberg) Bronstein (Crown Heights)
As a child, Sholom Ber Cohen played the title role in the “Agent Emes” DVD series, about a kid secret agent who devotes his life to helping the Jewish people. Now, as a young adult, Ber has found another way to help out; but this time he needs the contribution of the Jewish community to make it happen.
The city has carved out a big hole in its controversial bike-sharing program, ensuring that a bike-hating section of Hasidic Williamsburg doesn’t have to participate.