Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, NY marked the completion of the first session of camp, a month filled with learning, fun and spiritual growth. Of particular note was the success of the learning directors’ ‘Kluger’ program, a game-show which creates a fun and competitive atmosphere out of learning class.
Chaim Rendler (Crown Heights) and Bracha Morozow (Crown Heights)
L’chaim Sunday night at 778 Montgomery St. [between Albany and Troy Aves.]
This afternoon, a rocket fired by Hamas from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system in the skies above Kfar Chabad. Fragments from the rocket landed in a field in the outskirts of the town, mere yards away from residential housing.
In light of media bias against Israel and several recent anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, Chabad of Berlin organized a meeting yesterday, July 24, with Israeli diplomat Emmanuel Nahshon to discuss what can be done for the situations to improve.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Naftali Silberberg, editor at JLI, will lead a discussion on the topic of Ahavas Yisroel.
Dovid and Hindy (nee Krinsky) Kanarfogel (Crown Heights)
From a single house to a household name, Lubavitch of the UK has grown over the past 6 decades to a network of 115 Shluchim, who span the length and breadth of the United Kingdom.
Do you ever encounter people that you know, who won’t say hello or good Shabbos to you, or even look you in the eye, while try as you might, you can’t think of what you have ever done to them. In fact you know for certain that you’ve never done them any wrong?
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe visiting Camp Gan Israel in Swan Lake, New York, summer of 1957.
Moshe and Chanie Silman (Crown Heights)
Sholom Zochor at 302 Schenectady Ave. [between Eastern Pkwy and Union St.]
Shmuly and Chana (nee Krinsky) Newman (Crown Heights)
This photo making its rounds on social media depicts a Lubavitcher putting on Tefilin with a Jewish pro-Palestinian protester.
The residents of a Crown Heights apartment building recently noticed that some of their mail was going missing from their mailboxes. This coincided with several instances of identity theft among the building’s residents, with fraudulent transactions worth tens of thousands of dollars – all of which were a huge headache and took many hours of effort to resolve.
Does the above innocuous photograph of a boy wearing Tefilin look familiar to you? If not, try covering up the photo below the pencil line drawn across it… how about now? The upper portion of this photo, depicting the proper placement of the Tefilin Shel Rosh, appears in the back of almost every old print of Siddur Tehilas Hashem, as well as several other Lubavitch publications.
Two beautiful wooden gazebos were recently donated by Hershey Chitrik and his mother Slava to Gan Yisroel-Parksville in loving memory of Shmuel ben R’ Aaron Chitrik, OBM, a former staff-member in camp who passed away on the 20th of Tammuz during the summer of 1987.
Yesterday afternoon, the anti-child-abuse organization Jewish Community Watch launched a fundraising campaign in anticipation of the relaunching of their website, with the goal of raising $100,000 in 24 hours. Barely halfway through the day, the funds were already raised.
Update: With only minutes to spare, JCW Has achieved their secondary goal of raising $150,000.
An exciting and tasty barbecue graced East 22nd Street and Avenue I in Flatbush, in front of the home of Pinny and Yaffa Rand, yesterday, July 23rd. The event was for the benefit the Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society and their assistance to cancer-stricken patients in the Flatbush and Crown Heights communities.
Last week, a Crown Heights Jewish woman awoke in middle of the night to find a stranger standing in her bedroom. Though terrified, the woman remained calm and demanded that the stranger leave. Thankfully, the man obeyed.
“Prior to the summer, the Rebbe would – almost annually – discuss the topic of Tznius,” says Oholei Torah Mashpia Rabbi Michoel Seligson. At his suggestion, CrownHeights.info proudly presents a new weekly feature for the summer months, in which a few words of the Rebbe on topic of Tznius will be presented for our readers, as compiled by Rabbi Seligson.
Campers and staff at Gan Yisroel-Parksville had a wonderful time on their trip to Lake Compounce, the oldest, continuously-operating amusement park in North America, founded in 1846!
Leibel and Sheva (nee Naparstek) Greenbaum (Crown Heights)
This past Friday Night, Chabad at the Shore hosted a Friday Night Dinner to honor members of the Community who served in the Israel Defense Forces. 16 individuals from the Greater Atlantic City area were honored by Chabad, and more than 120 participated in the event.