One of the Rebbes instructions marking Hey Teves was the encouragement to buy Seforim. Honoring this Kehot has been hosting a sale, marking down Seforim by as much as 50% off. Hundreds have been taking advantage in person, with thousands around the world placing their orders by phone or online.
The Rohr Chabad at Franklin & Marshall College offered free rides on a horse-and-buggy with a menorah strapped to its roof last week.
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In honor of Hey Teves, Oholei Torah students enjoyed a full program from Grades Pre 1A-8, including: a Seforim Sale, an overview of the Rebbeim’s Seforim, a Chinese auction and a special presentation by a group of the eighth grade students who showed special Seforim including an 1800′s edition of Lekutai Torah.
CrownHeights.info and the Lubavitch Archives present a gallery of photos from a Farbrengen in honor of Hey Teves which took place in 770 in the year 5753 (1992).
In honor of Hey Teves the volunteers in the Lubavitcher Yeshiva PTA organized a special fair featuring Seforim and books at greatly discounted prices. Also at the fair was a story hour with Nechamy Segal.
Following the Rebbes directive to buy new Seforim and learn in them, many vendors set up ‘booths’ in and around 770 and sold a variety of Seforim at greatly discounted prices.
Yudi Ashkenazi (Kfar Chabad, Israel) and Blumi Bloy (Kfar Chabad, Israel)
Chezky Weiss (Chicago, IL) and Zelda Rosenfeld (Crown Heights)
L’chaim will be Sunday evening at 688 Montgomery St.
[between Kingston and Albany Aves.] at 5:00pm
One year ago, on the second day of Chanukah, December 10, 2012, 9-year-old Dovid Geisinsky walked into a room to find his father, Rabbi Yosef Geisinsky, director of Chabad of Great Neck, lying on the floor unconscious.
Temperatures in Crown Heights plunged last night into the single digits, but that did not stop a determined resident from chasing down, barefoot and in pajamas, a burglar he witnessed inside his car.
One person was hurt when the minivan he was driving was struck by an FDNY ambulance that was responding to an emergency. Hatzalah and Shomrim gave assistance, and made a big Kiddush Hashem in the process.
Oholei Torah’s younger division, grades Pre-1A through 2nd, held their annual father and son Melava Malka and Farbrengen, which coincided with Hey Teves. The students enjoyed musical entertainment, prizes and a special program in honor of Hey Teves.
Chicago Shliach Rabbi Baruch Hertz, along with his wife Chanie and a few of their children, walks 5.5 miles on Shabbos in order to serve two congregations, one in Lakeview and the other in West Rogers Park. A DNAInfo/Chicago reporter tagged along one Shabbos and prepared an inspiring story on what he witnessed.
With the opening last week of the new Ten Yad Jewish Center in São Paulo, Brazil, the much adored tradition of Chanukah Gelt has taken an enormous leap. Until recently, Ten Yad’s acclaimed soup kitchen fed the hungry; now the social services arm of Chabad of São Paulo is providing access to the kinds of benefits that will raise the quality of life for the city’s struggling Jewish population.
Avrohom and Zeldy Brashevitzky (Doral, FL)
I was not molested as a child, yet a number of close friends were. Boruch Hashem, the perpetrators are locked up. The tide has turned, and molestation is no longer tolerated, nor swept under the rug. Yet, there are some real questions that no one seems willing to address in a meaningful way.
A Chanukah menorah candle lighting ceremony took place every night of Chanukah at the Tachana Rishona (First Station) complex in Jerusalem.
When Rabbi Yudi Winterfeld, director of Chabad of Mile End, ordered the “pedi-Sukkah” from a company in upstate New York, he didn’t expect such positive response in Outremont, an area where Chassidim and their neighbours appear to be at odds with one another. He also initially thought that when the Sukkos holiday would finish, he would throw the pedi-Sukkah, a Sukkah connected to a bicycle, into storage.
Over Chanukah, the children who spent last summer at Camp Gan Yisroel in Parksville, NY were delighted to find a special Chanukah edition of the CGI Newsletter awaiting each of them in their respective mail boxes.
The construction of an 8 foot Rainbow-Loom Menorah was the highlight of the annual Chanukah celebration at Freehold Raceway Mall in Freehold, NJ on Sunday, Dec 1st.
On Sunday, the fifth night of Chanukah, the second annual public Menorah lighting in Kanata – a suburb of Ottawa – was dedicated in memory of Rabbi Mordechai Berger, OBM, the Rebbe’s first Shliach to Canada’s capital city.