It has been a very busy Chanukah on Lincoln Rd. in Miami’s South Beach neighborhood, one of the hottest tourist destinations in South Florida. Every night of Chanukah there has been a grand Menorah lighting attended by very large crowds, drawing together Jews from around the globe.
Kew Gardens locals from all walks of life braved the cold temperatures to participate in a public menorah lighting paying tribute to the Kedoshim who were murdered in Har Nof last month.
In the Pentagon’s Hall of Heros, where our military’s bravest and most distinguished were honored with its highest honor – the Medal of Honor, Chabad representatives lit a Chanukah Menorah. In attendance were Generals, Admirals and Chaplains.
A firebomb attack on a car in the West Bank left an 11-year-old Israeli girl severely burned and her father injured on Thursday, the Israeli military said.
Children in South Florida were in awe as Judah the Maccabee entered their classroom. Rabbi Shmuly Gutnick of Chabad Youth Network of Florida was decked out in full Maccabee attire brought the story of Chanukah alive for thousands of children.
On the last day of Chanukah, Menachem Ladayov – founder of the French language Chabad news website Anachinfos.net – was out in Paris spreading the Chanukah spirit, when he happened to meet a man in a Santa Claus costume who was spreading the spirit of a very different holiday.
Pursuant to the growing interest in Hey Teves, in cooperation with Chabad.org, JEM will be providing a global webcast of 30 minutes of selected highlights of its new film “A Movement on Trial.” The video, which has received accolades for telling a complex and painful story in a compelling way, will be broadcast one time at 8:30pm tonight (Thursday) here on CrownHeights.info.
On Tuesday night, the last night of Chanukah, Congregation Rayim Ahuvim-Tiferes Menachem hosted a grand Chanukah party for children, featuring doughnuts, gifts a raffle and an entertaining story by famed storyteller Rabbi Yitzi Erps.
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Yehoshua Mondshine, OBM, of Jerusalem, Israel, a renowned scholar and author of acclaimed academic works on Chabad history. He was 68 years old.
This year Chabad of Riverdale brought the light and joy of Chanukah to hundreds in the Bronx with a wide array of programs, enjoyed and appreciated by old and young alike.
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!