New York City police say shootings are up so far this year and to combat the spike, 330 officers are being pulled from their usual duties for special patrols. So far this year, there have been 439 shootings, up from 403 in 2014.
In mid-May, Boca Raton resident Sibyl Silver was in the center of a group that concluded a three-year quest to restore Torahs stolen during the Holocaust back into Jewish use in synagogue worship.
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On Isru Chag Shavuos, the Yeshiva Ketana of Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, France, held a Kinus Torah, in accordance with Chabad custom.
Authorities in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg raided the local chapter of Or Avner, a Chabad-run Jewish day school, confiscating Jewish books and questioning 30 students on ‘suspicion of racism.’ The raid was carried out by the Russian state security agency FSB, successor to the dreaded Soviet KGB.
Rabbi Avremi Schapiro was just 7 when his father passed away 25 years ago, but he carries on his legacy.
On Tuesday, Rosh Chodesh Sivan, all the volunteers of HOO (Helping Our Own) were treated to a beautiful dinner of appreciation at the Jewish Children’s Museum.
Menachem Nochum Silverstein (Crown Heights) and Raizel Blumberger (Chicago, IL)
At around 4:00am this morning, Tuesday, a chaotic car crash occurred near the corner of S. Johns Place and Nostrand Ave. in Crown Heights. The male driver and his female passenger, both 20 years old, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The female died from her wounds shortly thereafter.
The Rabbinical College of Australia and New Zealand (Yeshivah Gedolah – Melbourne) hosted a community Kinus Torah on Sunday the 13th of Sivan. The Kinus was convened in conjunction with Shavuos, as per the Rebbe’s directive that a Kinus be held on, or after, each Yom Tov.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Mrs. Chana Chanowitz OBM, wife of R’ Chaim Chanowitz OBM, who together merited to go into many yichidusin with the Rebbe. She was 87 years old.
In this photo, taken in 1987, several Chassidim gather in 770 in the early hours of the morning to study Chassidus and farbreng together. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
At 1:10pm today, Monday, an unmarked police car driven by Officer Tyrese Guerrier spun out of control at the intersection of Albany Ave. and Rutland Rd. in Crown Heights and hit three parked cars.
In what has become an annual tradition, Governor Chris Christie hosted a luncheon at his Drumthwaket mansion in honor of Jewish Heritage Month. The event, which highlights the contributions of the Jewish community to the State of NJ, included 7 Shluchim among the approximately 50 Jewish leaders.
A businesswoman operating out of Chabad’s non-profit ‘Our Big Kitchen’ in Sydney, Australia, was spared certain death when a kitchen staff-member alerted her to an out-of-control truck that was barreling towards her.
The young students of Cheder Gan Yisroel in Boro Park, directed by Shliach Rabbi Aron Ginsberg, celebrated their ‘Mesibas Chumash’ yesterday, with the presence of their parents, teachers and local Rabbonim.
On Tuesday, the 15th of Sivan (June 2), there will be a rally at the Ohel for all children ages 5 to 12 featuring arts & crafts, refreshments, and an amazing program. Buses will leave 770 at 5:00pm and return at 7:30pm. Transportation will cost $3.
On Sunday 13 Sivan, talmidim of Cheder Menachem Los Angeles, together with their parents, grandparents, relatives and friends, gathered together to mark the culmination of two months of learning Mishnayos and Tanya Baal Peh, as a present to the Rebbe on honor of Yud Alef Nissan.
Eli and Mushka (nee Samuels) Simon (Manchester, England)
At Marina Roscha—Moscow’s Jewish Community Center—men and women make life changes on a daily basis as they discover their Jewish traditions.
A Brooklyn florist turned the tables on a would be robber on Friday, disarming the armed gunman and holding him for police.
Yossi and Kendel Leah (nee Kolt) Feldman (Los Angeles, CA)
Rabbi Nachman Simon, Shliach to Delmar, a suburb of Albany, interviewed his son, Aharon Simon, a Yeshiva student studying in Crown Heights, on ‘The Jewish View,’ a cable TV talk show. They discussed Aharon’s recent trip to east Asia, where he helped local Jews celebrate Passover, and his 7-hour stopover in Dubai.