Hundreds of guests who arrived for Tishrei gathered last night for a farewell banquet at Bais Rivkah-Campus Chomesh, organized by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim Ha’olami.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Hershel Lustig, Dean of Oholei Torah, will lead a discussion on the topic: Did Hashem choose us? or did we choose Hashem?
The Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition, FJCC, has announced the return of the 4 Torahs stolen this past week from the Flatbush Sephardic shul, the Avenue O Synagogue.
Crownheights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe seeing off a group of Chassidim after Tishrei, circa mid 1960s.
A Sukkah Mobile and Mitzvah Tank which traveled around Toronto on Sukkos was dedicated by the friends of 13-year-old Mendel Cotlar of Houston, TX who passed away two years ago.
One of the highlights of the annual Kinus HaShluchim, the gala banquet, has found itself a new home. This year’s banquet will be held at Brooklyn’s spacious Pier 8, directly across from Governors Island and overlooking the New York City Skyline.
The Brikman family is sitting Shiva after the passing of their father and husband, Reb Mendel, OBM, at 1365 Carroll St. [corner of Kingston Ave.]. Shachris: 7:30, 8:30, 9:30. Mincha/Maariv will be bezmanom. Shiva visiting hours: 10:00am-1:00pm and then 3:00-10:00pm. … Continued
Shmulie and Shternie (nee Sputz) Benshimon (Crown Heights)
This week, for Shabbos Bereishis, we present a letter from the Rebbe on the creation of the world – bringing out “the unity pervading in nature.” The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.
Chaim and Estie (nee Shain) Gansburg (Crown Heights)
Amid ringing church bells and Muslim calls to prayer, New York City saw fit to fine an Orthodox-Jewish synagogue in Williamsburg for the once-a-week siren heralding the arrival of Shabbos.
After 70 seasons, the Chicago Cubs’ World Series appearance seems almost too improbable to believe; especially given the team’s long tradition of dramatic late-season collapses. But now that the team is actually favored to win the series against the Cleveland Indians—their first-game rout notwithstanding—it’s no surprise that fans are beginning to think of supernatural forces.
Police have arrested two individuals in connection with the repeated vandalism of a controversial Eruv which encompasses Crown Heights.
A pair of two-family homes are set to be replaced by a new seven-story residential building on Sullivan Place and Nostrand Ave. in Crown Heights, building records show.
A former aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was charged with conspiracy in the scandal involving a lane closure on the George Washington Bridge to create traffic jams, trashed Rutgers University Rabbi Mendy Carlebach during her testimony in Federal court, calling him “annoying.”
Yitzchock Arnold co-directs Kolel Tiferet Zkanim Levi Yitzchok, a synagogue for the elderly, in Los Angeles, California, where he was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in September of 2011.
On Sunday, Hoshana Rabbah, Chabad of Orange County, led by shluchim Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, hosted “Starbucks in the Sukkah.”
It is with great satisfaction that the gabbai and administrators of the Marina Roscha Shul in Central Moscow are summing up the month of Tishrei. Thousands of Jews have attended the many programs that took place here under the auspices of Chief Rabbi of Russia, Berel Lazar.
The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP), which comprises over 400 rabbis from all over Israel, has sharply criticized Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman for declaring that he supports a two state solution and is even willing to “be the first investors in the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip,” and “the first to invest in a maritime trading port, an airport and an industrial zone.”
With sadness we inform you of the passing of R’ David Tsinman OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights. He was 60 years old.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents’ bedroom at night for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death.
Shmeilach and Chanie (nee Gutnick) Schapiro (Crown Heights)