Noach Evers (Amersfoort, Holland) and Devorah Leah Lubin (Los Angeles/London)
Jewish members of the U.S. Military put on Tefilin and say a prayer with the assistance of several Lubavitch Chassidim, circa early 1970s. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
Gliding down the Seine under a soft drizzle, the lone flame of the traditional Havdalah candle seemed to illuminate not just the boat, but the entire “City of Light.” Havdalah is the ceremony marking the end of Shabbat, and for the 500 young Jewish participants who traveled together to Paris, Berlin and the grounds of Auschwitz in Poland as part of Chabad-Lubavitch in Russia’s “Eurostars” program, the burning torch’s symbolism was apt.
Zalman and Mushka (nee Wolowik) Korf (Crown Heights)
Hundreds gathered for a rally Friday morning at Pride of Lynn Cemetery, where a Holocaust memorial was discovered desecrated with pieces of raw pork earlier this week. “We stand united against all forms of evil,” said Rabbi Yossi Lipsker of Chabad Lubavitch of the North Shore, who organized the ceremony reconsecrating the memorial. “We gather here, Jews, Christians, Muslims, and people of all faiths.”
8,000 bags – each containing a water bottle and muffin – were distributed to weary Jerusalemites who walked to the Kotel to spend the first night of Shavuos studying Torah.
With sadness we inform you of the passing this past Friday of Reb Sholom Dovber Alperowitz, OBM, in Los Angeles, CA. He was 84 years old.
Children’s entertainer Chaim Fogelman and musician Fitche Benshimon put the finishing touches to ‘Mitzvah Boulevard – Songs,’ which will be released this week, G-d willing.
Levi and Tany (nee Rosenberg) Swimmer (Johannesburg, South Africa)
A week before Shavuos, brothers Yair, Nechemia and Rachamim Ladayev, all three active members of the Chabad community in France, arrived in Zhitomir in western Ukraine to facilitate the distribution of Tefilin and Mezuzos.
Two Jewish teenagers were moderately wounded in a stabbing attack on the first night of Shavuos (Motzei Shabbos) on their way to the Kotel. The attack occurred in the area of Sha’ar Shechem in the old city of Jerusalem.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe getting an Aliyah in 1987.
Yitzy and Miriam (nee Eber) Seabag (Passaic, NJ)
Yossi and Chanie (nee Bruchstat) Cousin (Crown Heights)
Levi and Chaya (nee Tifenbrun) Levitin (Crown Heights)
Aron Meir and Rosy Nechama (nee Michaan) Shloush (S. Paulo, Brazil)
This year we celebrate the 60-year anniversary of the first Tahalucha, which took place on Shvuos 5715/1955.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended on Monday, May 25, for Shavuos. Parking meter regulations are also suspended due to Memorial Day.
On the first night of Shavuos at the Besht, three renowned lecturers will lead discussions in Torah: 12:15am – Rabbi Chaim Schochet – How do we integrate into our lives the Rebbe’s bracha of kabolas hatorah bsimcha ub’pnimiyus? 1:15am – Rabbi Sholom Dovid Geisinsky – The significance of Shavous in a Shnas Hashmita. 2:15am – Rabbi Zalman Goldberg – Matan Torah for Egyptians.
On Sunday, the first day of Shavuos, there will be various minyonim for Krias Hatorah – Aseres Hadibros around Crown Heights, which were arranged for women and children who could not make it to Shul during Shachris.
Mendy and Sarah (nee Glick) Korf (Crown Heights)
The Supreme Court of the State of Michigan on Wednesday handed down a ruling in which they dismissed a lawsuit brought by the head Shliach of the state, Rabbi Berel Shemtov, against the Chabad Torah Center in West Bloomfield, led by Rabbi Elimelech Silberberg.