La Guardia Airport, whose dilapidated terminals and long, unenviable record of traveler delays have made it a target of jokes and complaints for decades, will be completely rebuilt by 2021, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced on Monday.
Mordy and Hilary (nee Rafaelov) Hecht (Crown Heights)
Marking the Shloshim of Rabbi Kuti Rapp, OBM, hundreds packed into the large hall at Lubavitcher Yeshiva to hear words of encouragement and accounts of his life, which he dedicated to Mivtzoim and Shlaimus Haaretz.
The Nine Days have come to an end and “regular programming” has resumed in CGI-Parksville. That means swimming is back, and so are trips. Camp Gan Yisroel wasted no time in that respect, as an exciting trip took place on Monday.
“Prior to the summer, the Rebbe would – almost annually – discuss the topic of Tznius,” says Crown Heights Mashpia Rabbi Michoel Seligson. At his suggestion, CrownHeights.info presents a weekly feature for the summer months: a short thought of the Rebbe on tznius, as compiled by Rabbi Seligson.
Shua (ben Chaim) Weiss (Crown Heights) and Anat Elgarisi (Israel/Florida)
On Monday evening, an 18-year-old African-American man was stabbed in the back while he was changing a car’s tire in a repair shop located on East New York and Schenectady Aves. in Crown Heights.
Meir Goldberg continues to breathe new life into the classics of yesteryear updated for a new generation, this time taking on “A Chazandel Oif Shabbos,” previously sung by Jan Peerce and other cantoral greats.
Attorneys for Jonathan Pollard, who has served nearly 30 years in prison for spying for Israel, said Tuesday the U.S. has granted him parole and he will be released on November 21st.
While waiting for a friend outside Wrigley Field in Chicago, writer Paul Schneider met a persistent young Lubavitcher, who tried to persuade him to put on Tefilin. Paul’s article about this encounter was a featured story on the web magazine The Good Men Project.
Years ago, Rabbi Yisroel Gordon, YSP’s founder, was in Yechidus and the Rebbe instructed him to make sure to take photos of the programs and events he does, so people will remember. This instruction was passed on into YSP tradition, and each summer the Talmidim and staff gather on or near the baseball field for a group photo that can be displayed for years to come.
Plus: A gallery of YSP group portraits dating back to the summer of 1990 in the extended article!
More than 2,000 Jewish athletes and 15,000 spectators gathered Tuesday in Berlin for the European Maccabi Games, being held for the first time in Germany, at a site built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympics. Chabad in Berlin will host a Shabbos dinner for 2,500 guests, and invited the Guinness Book of World Records to certify it as the largest Shabbos meal ever.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Va’eschanan. This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: What is the key to the success of the Jewish People?
Chanoch Henoch and Chaya Mushka (nee Goldstein) Junik (Chicago, IL)
Yossi and Chaya (nee Hirsch) Lebovic (Crown Heights)
After Shabbos, with the onset of the fast of Tisha B’av, the campers and staff of Gan Yisroel-Montreal gathered in the Shul to recite Eicha and mourn the destruction of the Beis Hamikdosh.
Lieba Rudolph, a well-known writer and longtime member of the Chabad community in Pittsburgh, wrote the following inspiring story of Hashgacha Protis on her personal blog, Pondering Jew, describing a chance encounter she had with a relative of hers, celebrity actress Maya Rudolph, at a car wash in Los Angeles.
25 years after a famous encounter between the Rebbe and a ‘lost’ Jew who declared himself a missionary at Sunday dollars, this same Jew was ‘found’ by Lubavitcher Bochurim in Yeshiva Kayitz in Lugano, Switzerland.
Shalom and Devorah (nee Kashanian) Huber (Crown Heights)
Rachael Eisenson is eager to go back to school. The graduate school-student from Smithtown, N.Y., is just one class shy of getting her master’s degree in web and multimedia design.
The community is invited to participate in the Shloshim for Rabbi Yekutiel Rapp, OBM, which will take place Tuesday evening, July 28, at Lubavitcher Yeshiva, 570 Crown St. [corner Albany Ave.] from 7:30 to 9:00pm.
Chasidic recording artist Eli Marcus has released the first music video from his new album Dovid Hamelech. The video, set to the title track, takes a fresh and exciting look into a “day in the life” of the artist. Composed by legendary composer Yossi Green, the music video was directed by Chaim Hershkowitz and filmed by CJ Studios.