Dr Harold Serebro, a leading medical practitioner, entrepreneur and author of several books, recalls how on a busy afternoon, a panicked Rabbi Bernhard walked into his Johannesburg practice holding a file of x-rays belonging to a congregant.
Hundreds of women gathered in front of the Machon Chana dormitory on President Street to attend the Levaya of Mrs. Gittel Gansburg OBM, who served as their beloved ‘dorm mother’ for over 30 years. The Levaya then made its way to 770 en route to the beis hachayim.
Menachem (ben Schmul Osher) Mendel Begun (S. Paulo, Brazil) and Mussie (bas Chaim Shaul) Brook (Crown Heights)
Before Shabbos, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal – spiritual leader of the Jewish community in Berlin – met with Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and shared with him a message on behalf of the Jewish community of Berlin: “Be strong in these challenging times.”
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Michoel Seligson, Mashpia in Oholei Torah, will lead a discussion on the topic – The month of Kislev by the Rebbe.
Three videos filmed by a CrownHeights.info reader of the joyous singing and dancing that took place at the conclusion of the Kinus Tze’irei Hashluchim Gala Banquet in Bais Rivkah-Campus Chomesh.
Being that Thursday was a legal holiday when many parents were not at work, Rabbi Yehoshua Lustig, Principal of Grades 5-6 in Oholei Torah, thought it an excellent opportunity to host an ‘Open Classroom Day,’ where fathers were invited to actually become talmidim alongside their sons.
Mendy (ben Dovid) Kahanov (Crown Heights) and Sarale Diamont (Crown Heights)
Ephraim Bayzman (Crown Heights) and Mirriam Greenbaum (North Miami Beach, FL)
In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he responds to an educator who questioned the Tzivos Hashem campaign for Jewish children – saying it seems to glorify the military, weapons and war. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
Chonye (ben Yossel) Reizes (Crown Heights) and Rivkah Valles (Nachalas Har Chabad, Israel)
Zalman Ives (London, England) and Sarah Hirsch (Crown Heights)
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Gittel Gansburg OBM, wife of Reb Itchke Gansburg OBM and a resident of Crown Heights. She was 86 years old.
Rabbi Shalom Lubin, Chabad representative to Madison, New Jersey, along with other volunteers, brought hundreds of Thanksgiving dinners free of charge to homebound residents of Morris County.
With the excitement and inspiration of the Kinus Hashluchim still fresh, Chabad of Utah, based in Salt Lake City, is proud to announce that they are adding another couple to their staff, bringing the Chabad presence in the state to three full-time families.
As a new school in Crown Heights, Chabad Girls Academy had already begun to sprout with success. The faculty and teachers presented their yearly goals for the students at their first PTA, which was held at the Mayan Center where their classes are held daily.
In his latest episode of Jewbellish The News, Lubavitcher comedian Mendy Pellin discusses why Jews are excited about Thanksgiving this year; Obama’s clothing in China; Ambulances in Queens, New York; Israel and European anti-Semitism.
As we approached Rosh Chodesh Kislev celebrating our Rebbe’s recovery, Bais Rivkah dedicated a day to focus on Venishmartem Me’od Lenafshosechem. Consequently, last week Thursday the students of Bais Rivkah High School experienced a most meaningful and magnificent event – a Health Fair with learning and hands-on activities about spiritual, physical, and emotional health. Many professionals provided insight and shared their extensive knowledge in areas affecting our health.
Mendy and Chana Herz (Crown Heights)
Sholom Zochor at 1229 President St. [between New York and Nostrand Aves.] Apt. #3C
First opened in the early 1970’s, the Levi Yitzchok Library fell into disrepair after its longtime director passed away almost two decades ago. Today, the Brooklyn library is humming once again with activity as readers of all ages find good reason to visit.
An overflow crowd gathered last night in the Hall of Lubavitcher Yeshiva on Crown St to celebrate the life and achievements of a true baalas chesed, Mrs. Miriam Slater, OBM, a quiet and unassuming longtime resident of Crown Heights, who dedicated her life to helping as many people, Mosdos and organizations as she was able to.
A Sicha of the Rebbe, delivered on the 19th of Kislev, 5745 (1984), in which he gives the Jewish perspective on Thanksgiving, and its connection to Yud Tes Kislev and Chanukah.