OK Kosher hosted its annual grand Chanukah celebrations, featuring three festive parties – one for female employees, one for male employees and one for the children of all employees. As in previous years, the parking garage was transformed into a fully heated, decorated lounge to accommodate the many attendees.
Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida, delivers his insights on this week’s Parsha – Vayigash . This week Rabbi Minkowicz answers the question: What is the definition of Life?
Following the custom of playing chess instead of learning, dozens of Anash, Bochurim and children played the mind exercising game in downstairs 770.
In recent years, a greater number of Shluchim and Chassidim have been visible in New York on and around the time of Hey Teves. They fly in to spend the day at the Ohel and 770, while Anash communities around the world hold special Farbrengens. Yet perhaps because it involved such a painful episode, the tremendous milestone of Hey Teves has remained somewhat of an enigma for many members of Anash.
Police are hunting for the lowlifes behind the vandalism of a public menorah erected by Chabad in Queens.
On Dec. 21, the fifth day of Chanukah, MADA – the Montreal Chabad House for Hebrew speakers – hosted a double Chanukah Party – one for adults and one for children – at the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue.
In the wake of the horrible tragedy that occurred this past weekend, in which two police officers were murdered while on duty near Crown Heights, 25 Bais Rivkah High School students – representing the school’s entire 2,200 student body and faculty – visited the 71st Precinct to give thanks to the officers serving the community and show their support.
A friendly reminder to our dear readers: Tonight is “Nittel Nacht,” and the Chabad custom is not to learn Torah so as not to “add Chayus” to impurity.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations and parking meter regulations will be suspended Thursday, December 25th.
“Look at that Basketball Menorah! That is very cool, very special,” remarked the commentators of MSG TV viewing the unique Menorah set up court-side. “And that young man who sang the national anthem tonight was absolutely spectacular, knocked it out of the park.”
Students of the Maimonides Jewish Day School in Albany, NY, pose in front of a Sunoco gas station with T-shirts promoting the school’s Chanukah event and auction. This year’s theme is ‘Fuel the School,’ with a logo similar to the gas giant’s that says ‘Chanuco.’ However, unlike Sunoco’s arrow which points downwards, the ‘Chanuco’ arrow points upwards, signifying Chanukah’s mission – to increase light!
Chabad of Orange County, NY, led by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, hosted its annual community event by renting out the entire Colonial Bowling Lanes in Chester, NY. This year’s theme was “POP’in Chanukah,” with the lighting of a nine-foot popcorn menorah!
Rabbis Sholom Dovber Kolodny, Yosef Kolodny, Abie Kolodny, Arale Kolodny and Fila Kolodny are sitting Shiva after the passing of their mother, Mrs. Charna Kolodny, OBM (wife of Harav Yitzchok Kolodny, OBM), of Jerusalem, Israel, until Friday morning. Rabbi Sholom Dovber … Continued
Captain Rabbi Lazer Danzinger, Staff Officer Division Chaplain in the Canadian armed forces, stands near the Chanukah Menorah situated outside the 4th Canadian Division Headquarters in Toronto on Monday, the 6th day of Chanukah.
Chabad of the Valley’s Chanukah at CityWalk once again lived up to its reputation, having been acknowledged as amongst the largest Chanukah events in the world. This year, thousands flocked to the plaza at Universal Studios CityWalk for the annual event which for many has become the highlight of the eight day Chanukah Holiday.
On Sunday night, the 6th night of Chanukah, a big Chanukah festival was held at the Giant Menorah at Golders Green Station in London, UK. This Menorah was the first Public Menorah in London, being lit for the 31st year.
As the last night of Chanukah drew near, the spirit and warmth of the holiday was evident in Oholei Torah, as the talmidim from grades pre-1a – thru 7th joined for a rally of Torah, Avodah and Gemilus Chassodim.
Hallandale Beach came alive last night, Wednesday, the 22nd of December, the seventh night of Chanukah, with the Sounds of vibrant Jewish Music. Over 10,000 people, on three floors and three balconies of the overflowing Gulfstream Park and Casino, from all walks of life, observant and not, participated.
The annual International Tanach competition just concluded at the Binyanei Haumah in Jeruslaem. Crown Heights resident and Lubavitcher Chossid Alex Heppenheimer competed in the event, coming in second place after winner Chananel Malka.
Standing in the shadow of American icons, the White House and the Washington Monument, the Vice President of the United States of America thanked the Chabad-Lubavitch movement for erecting the menorah and spoke of its leader the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory.
Esko Seppänen, a former member of the European parliament and a leading figure in Finland’s Left Alliance party, has condemned the decision of the Helsinki City Council to sell old maritime customs barracks to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
300 people joined Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin, MBE, and fellow Shluchim Rabbis Moshe Muller and Odom Brandman for their annual public Menorah lighting on Motzei Shabbos, the 5th night of Chanukah.