In the early days of Chabad’s presence in Los Angeles, a mobile Sukkah offers Jewish students and faculty members of UCLA, as well as local Jewish residents, the opportunity to perform the Mitzvah of Arba Minim. Can you recognize the young Lubavitcher in the photo?
On the occasion of Reb Levi Yitzchok of Berditchov’s yahrzeit on the 25th of Tishrei, we present the following amazing personal story as related by a survivor of the holocaust, written by Rabbi Sholom Dovber Avtzon.
Three men mugged a 21-year-old woman in Crown Heights earlier this month, tackling her and punching in the face repeatedly – breaking her nose – before stealing her cellphone and purse.
Today is the yahrtzeit of Reb Aharon of Zhitomir, a student of Reb Levi Yitzchok of Berdichev and author of the sefer Toldos Aharon. For the occasion, dozens of Jews arrived in Zhitomir, located in western Ukraine, to pray at his gravesite.
Mendel Levin (Kensington, NY) and Miri (Bas R’ Nochum) Schtroks (Crown Heights)
A brand new Honda Accord belonging to a member of Anash, which was parked on President Street between Kingston and Albany Avenues, was the latest victim of the mysterious wheel thieves who have been operating with impunity and devastating vehicle owners all over Crown Heights over the last couple of years.
On the 4th day of Chol Hamoed Sukkos, the 7th grade of Oholei Torah participated in “The Amazing Sukkah Hop,” which was organized by Levi Druin.
This morning, a rescue team operating in Nepal discovered the body of Michal Cherkesky, an Israeli woman who died during a surprise avalanche while hiking the Himalayan Mountains last week.
Hundreds of Jews across the island of Montreal were able to shake the Lulav and Esrog on Chol HaMoed Sukkos thanks to an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional Sukkahmobile.
Chananya and Sherel (nee Liberty) Levy (Crown Heights)
A suspected thief was arrested after attempting to ‘sell back’ a stolen iPhone to its owner. Collaboration between the victim, Shomrim and the NYPD led to the recovery of the phone and the victim’s money.
Yitsy and Ahuva (nee Kittner) Drelich (Milwaukee, WI)
Yanki and Chani (nee Garelik) Hayward (Montreal, Canada)
Mendy and Chaya’le (nee Yarmush) Levin (Philadelphia, PA)
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 39, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info beginning at 8:00pm. This week, in a special post-holiday edition, Rabbi Jacobson will address the topic: How to avoid the hangover.
Yehoshua and Stery (nee Naparstek) Lustig (Crown Heights)
Shneur Zalman (ben Yossi) Simpson (Crown Heights) and Rishe (bas Avraham) Gopin (Crown Heights)
A 12-year-old girl in Crown Heights is the latest victim of a knockout attack. The girl’s father says his daughter was simply walking back from the grocery store on East New York Avenue Tuesday night when a man on a bike attacked her.
At least 39 people were killed after a blizzard triggered avalanches on a mountain hiking trail in Nepal. Among the victims are three Israelis who were killed and another who is still missing. Search and rescue workers are still searching for an additional 20 missing hikers.
At a Chol Hamoed Sukkos event in Sheepshead Bay, two Bochurim doing Mivtzoim at the event discovered that one of the entertainers was Jewish. He eagerly agreed to perform the Mitzvah of shaking the Lulav and Esrog.
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Miriam bas Chana for a complete and speedy refuah shlaima.
Mendy and Chaya (nee Lachker) Mottal (Paris, France)