Though it began on a somber note with the fast of Tisha B’av, the sixth week of Yeshiva Summer Program in Morristown, NJ was filled with excitement, learning, joy and fun.
Max Steinberg was determined to make a difference in the world. A native of California, he was 22 when he went to Israel for the first time in the summer of 2012 on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults, along with his siblings Jake and Paige.
A sign broadcasting Shabbos times on Kingston Avenue has recently been refurbished after not working for a number of years. The sign was dedicated in memory of Mrs. Pesya Leah bas Shraga Feivel Lapine HY”D.
Last week, a group of Jewish singers, including the legendary Mordechai Ben David, visited famed Jewish guitarist and singer Yossi Piamenta, who is battling a dreaded illness and needs a Refuah Sheleima, and made a Kumzits for him at his bedside.
The Algemeiner honored two titans of journalism at its fourth annual Summer Benefit late last week in New York City.
A panhandler known to frequent neighborhood Shuls and Kingston Avenue was captured on surveillance video stealing out of charity boxes in 770 on Shabbos morning. He was arrested once before for the same crime, which was also captured on video.
Last week, in front of a crowd of 6,000 at the Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem, Chasidic singing star Avraham Fried introduced a new single – a moving, inspirational and catchy song titled ‘Yerushalayim Shebalev’ (Jerusalem in [my] heart).
For the 36th year in a row, the group of Shluchim sent by the Rebbe to the Holy Land in the years 5736-38 (1976-78) united for a Kinus, which took place over Shabbos in Kfar Sava.
On Sunday, the campers of Gan Yisroel-Montreal were visited by their families, relatives and friends, who enjoyed many fun activities together both on and off camp grounds.
Aaron and Joey Wertheimer (Crown Heights)
A group of fourteen students from Chabad Yeshivas across Israel are traveling to Almaty (Alma Ata) Kazakhstan to study Torah in close proximity to the Ohel of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, OBM.
An elderly man is on a ventilator and clinging to life after he was struck by a vehicle on Schenectady Avenue on Sunday evening.
A drunk driver crashed into a police car that was parked outside the 71st Precinct on New York Avenue.
Kovi and Rivky (nee Danzinger) Raksin (Crown Heights)
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 78, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info, beginning at 8:00pm. This week Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics: What Defines “Frum”? Parents’ Reputation vs. Child’s Wellbeing? How to Practically Explain the “Four Worlds.”
Friday, July 31st, marked the 29th anniversary of the passing of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he saved several thousand Jewish lives by issuing transit visas to Jewish refugees so that they could travel to Japan.
A notorious package thief – who was once arrested by the police – has been at it again, this time stealing a package worth over $800 on Carroll Street.
With sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Hatomim Chaim Meir Cohen OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights. He was 61 years old.
In recent years, YSP has had the privilege of having an exclusive concert from the world-famous Benny Friedman. This year, was no different, and on Wednesday night, the Talmidim enjoyed some intense dancing, as Benny sang everyone’s favorite songs and Niggunim.
Reb Gedaliah Mazal witnessed the arrival of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, in Khazakhstan. He had been exiled there by the Soviets for the crime of spreading Yiddishkeit, but defiantly continued to speak out against the evil regime.