JLI presents its unique one-minute video featuring a powerful and relevant message from the weekly Parsha. This week they released a special video in honor of Gimmel Tammuz, titled: To Ignite Souls.
Menachem Mendel (ben Shloime) Wilhelm (Zhitomir, Ukraine) and Nechama Freida (bas Yisroel) Heller (Crown Heights)
Crown Heights Girls’ School Bnos Menachem has sent out another letter to its parent body ahead of the upcoming school year, this time instructing them that all devices at home capable of connecting to the internet must have filters installed on them.
The American Jewish Press Association has announced that Chabad.org and photographer Mendel Benhamou have won the first-place Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Photography for work done in 2016.
Mendel and Adel (nee Blank) Sirota (Crown Heights)
As summer vacation begins and a large portion of the community makes their way upstate, Sullivan County Public Health Services is advising the public to stay away from wild animals and be vigilant of your surroundings while camping, hiking or playing in area parks near wooded areas. A grey fox that bit two people in the Town of Thompson has tested positive for rabies, and the individuals are being treated.
After six months of learning and bi-weekly tests, 40 students of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, France, were awarded by the Yeshiva’s Shluchim for learning all 53 chapters of Tanya by heart.
The students of the Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Montreal Zal bid farewell to each other and to their mentors on the last day of the Zman, after posing together for a group portrait in front of the Yeshiva building.
This past Sunday, parents and grandparents joined together to celebrate and schepp yiddeshe nachas as the talmidim of Oholei Torah’s 8th Grade graduated, culminating their studies in the Elementary Division.
Mendy Wolosow (Sharon, MA) and Itty Fellig (Miami Beach, FL)
Yosef Benun (New Jersey) and Sivya Nathan (Flatbush, NY)
It was still morning when the policeman showed up. He marched into the building, and proceeded to give a lecture about following directions. He wasn’t in an office building; he was in a school. He was not speaking to adults; he was speaking to children. He wasn’t referring to directions for traffic; he was talking about directions for life.
This coming Monday, 2 Tammuz, hundreds of shluchim from around the world will be gathering to strategize, enhance, and grow their adult educational activities in preparation for the upcoming academic year.
A special delegation on behalf of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the OECD, conducted a special visit to the ‘Ohalei Tmimim’ Yeshiva in Kfar Chabad. The delegation visited the Caterpillar factory in Holon, where they watched the yeshiva students presenting the practical knowledge they gained in the Autotronica classes in the Yeshiva, on Engines located in the factory’s workshop.
A large, beautiful building was dedicated in an impressive ceremony in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. This new building will be for the city’s Jewish Youth, with a rich variety of programs geared to various age groups from Preschool and all the way to adolescents.
Just one year ago, Jews around the world were struck by the heartbreaking news of the passing of Rivky (nee Deren) Berman, OBM. Her inspiring and courageous video messages of faith in Hashem, and on facing life’s challenges and overcoming them, were viewed by hundreds of thousands of people before and after her life with us in this world.
Rabbi Shlomo Zarchi, the head Mashpia of Tomchei Tmimim-770, thanked the 1,013 donors who helped them reach their goal.
Mendy Blank (Miami Beach, FL) and Menucha Ferris (Berkeley, CA)
A massive rat is gaining national attention after it was filmed dragging a garbage bag several times its size across a Crown Heights sidewalk.
Mendy and Chaya (nee Goldberg) Wenger (Crown Heights)
Chabad of Morocoo (Jeunesse Chabad Maroc) has teamed up with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and the Mimouna Association, a Muslim student group, to deliver food aid to needy Moroccan families during Ramadan.
Yisroel Dovid Lesches of Monsey, who serves as Cantorial Intern at the Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan, performed the Avraham Fried Classic ‘Tanya’ at his wedding to Ruthy Nacca of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in Crown Heights last week.