Mendel and Shayna (nee Perl) Konikov (Crown Heights)
More than 700 people gathered in Montpellier, a city located on France’s Mediterranean coast, on Sunday night, the sixth night of Chanukah, for an historic lighting of the Chanukah Menorah, with the presence of the mayor and the regional governor.
More than 200 people gathered outside of Shoprite Mall in Liberty, NY, on Motzei Shabbos, December 20th, the fifth night of Chanukah, for the historic lighting of a public Chanukah Menorah.
Hundreds of children and parents from all areas of Montreal participated in the 42nd annual Grand Chanukah Carnival, arranged by Beth Rivkah of Montreal.
Anash and Bochurim gathered at Beis Rivka Campus Chomesh for the annual Central Hey Teves Farbrengen.
Yossi and Chani (nee Vilenkin) Wilschanski (Crown Heights)
An amazing story of Hashgacha Protis occurred to the operators of a Mitzvah Tank in Ottawa, Canada’s Capital, this Chanukah. What began as the unexplained diversion of the Mitzvah Tank to a new location, ended with the grandson of Holocaust survivors – who had just discovered his Jewish identity – finding his way home to his roots.
Even before its official opening, the new Kollel in London is attracting much attention from the local community. A program titled “A taste of Yeshiva” was arranged for the Bank Holiday on Thursday, when many in the UK have off from work. This was attended by as many as 40 members of Anash of the Stamford Hill community and beyond.
Yankie and Malkie (nee Kaler) Scheinfeld (Baltimore, MD)
Pictures from the L’chaim of Shalom Lipszyc (Woodbury, NY) and Rochel Leah Cohen (Montreal, Canada), which took place Sunday night at Chovevei Torah in Crown Heights.
A full week of celebrations spread the Chanukah light throughout Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, this year.
The Jewish community of Moscow, Russia, gathered on Wednesday, the last day of Chanukah, to mark the completion of the Rambam with a grand Siyum and Seudas Mitzvah.
As Ukraine struggles with political and economic turmoil, the country has begun strict measures to conserve energy and electricity. But even as the residents of Kharkov braced themselves for daily blackouts of electricity, the lights of Chanukah burned brighter than ever.
An amazing ‘feel-good’ phenomenon has been sweeping social media this holiday season: police officers pull over motorists for minor infractions and instead of giving tickets, the officers are handing out gifts of cash or presents. One Texas Shliach was ‘ensnared’ in this holiday endeavor.
7-year-old Mendy Dukes of Crown Heights, son of well-known songwriter Sarah Dukes, composed and recorded his very own song, titled ‘Yevarechecha.’ The song was recorded and arranged by Fitche Benshimon.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Berel Levin, chief librarian of the Agudas Chassidei Chabad library, will lead a discussion on the topic – Hey Teves: Trial and tribulations.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of The Rebbe encouraging the singing of the kids after davening Mincha during Chanukah, 1987.
In this week’s edition of Letter & Spirit, we present an interesting reply from the Rebbe to a young woman who asked about dreams and nightmares. The letter was written through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.
Following the enormous success of its Yud Tes Kislev Farbrengen on Friday night Kolel Menachem, the Kolel that was established by the Rebbe, will be hosting yet another Friday night Farbrengen and this time it will be in honor of Hey Teves and will feature Rabbi Sholom Ber Levin and Rabbi Yitzchok Wilhelm both of whom were involved in the seforim case.
Mel (Menachem) Alexenberg is an artist, writer, and art educator best known for his explorations of the intersections between art, science, technology and culture. He is the author of seven books, and his artworks are housed in the collections of more than forty museums worldwide. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Ra’anana, Israel, in July of 2014.
A heartless crook ripped the tires off a ‘Meals-on-Wheels’ delivery truck, which is operated by the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, under the leadership of Rabbi Moshe Wiener.
Dozens of Israel Defense Forces soldiers, wounded in this summer’s Gaza War, remain in rehabilitation Sheba/Tel Hashomer Hospital today. With the theme of “The Light will Win!” bringing promise and hope to all, Chabad’s Terror Victims Project visited these wounded soldiers on the second night of Chanukah.