It was the hottest event in town with tickets completely sold out and community members trying to frantically secure a place last minute, and what an event it was! Mega Challah Bake 2014 was a tremendous, inspiring, life changing experience. One thousand women from all walks of Jewish life from every community in Montreal packed into one room, all there to do the Mitzvah of baking Challah, and hundreds more watching live from their homes.
Yehuda and Estie (nee Shagalow) Shurpin (St Louis Park, MN)
Rabbi Yaacov Leaf and his wife Ita, along with their two children, are hoping to establish a Chabad presence in Montclair, NJ, to serve the needs of the local and surrounding Jewish community.
Israeli security officials on Monday issued a severe terror alert for citizens warning of potential “attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets around the world, especially in Western Europe, by global jihad elements (including ISIS), specifically by fighters returning home from Syria and Iraq.”
In the month of September, children across the country begin the new school year, excitedly meeting new teachers and classmates. The children at Maimonides Jewish Day School and The Gan–Portland Jewish Preschool in Portland, Ore., however, returned to something quite different: a new school.
For most Americans, Labor Day is an annually anticipated day of fun and barbecuing. For many Brooklynites however, it is just one of those dreaded days when the city is gridlocked, leaving those in it grounded until all the chaos is over. But for one group, this year’s Labor Day had a pleasant surprise in store: a surprise that would prove to be both entertaining and empowering for the unique task which lies ahead of them this year.
Shmuely Goldman (South Africa) and Frumi Goldman (Crown Heights)
L’chaim tonight, Monday, at Chovevi Torah
885 Eastern Pkwy. [between Albany and Troy Aves.]
When Michael S. of Strasbourg, France, was considering pursuing his graduate studies at the HEC business school outside of Paris (called HEC Paris), he had some hard choices to make.
Following its success introducing responsible Tishrei programming for male Tishrei guests, the recently-formed Vaad Hachnosas Orchim will be doing the same this Tishrei for girls.
Just in time for the upcoming month of Tishrei, a magnificent album and diary has just been released, it is entitled Yemai Bracha. It includes the personal diaries of Chabad Historian Rabbi Eliezer Zaklikovsky, Shliach in Monroe, NJ, of Tishrei 5752.
One by one, some 200 women walked through the redwood doors of the Berkeley, California, Mikvah on Sept. 7, craning necks and raising camera phones for peeks at the shimmering turquoise surface of the newly updated ritual pool.
Chabad emissary to Luhansk, Ukraine, Rabbi Sholom Gopin, who barely escaped the war raging between pro-Russian separatists and the military, says the recently struck cease-fire has done little to alleviate the suffering of the local Jewish community.
Yonason and Chaya (nee Zaetz) Reinitz (New Haven, CT)
With great sadness and pain we inform you of the passing of Harav Hachosid Reb Moshe Chaim Sapochkinsky, OBM, a senior and well respected member of the Montreal Lubavitch community, who served as the Rov of the Nusach Hoari Shul for over 60 years. He was 90 years old.
Returning home late one night last week, a young Lubavitcher father was accosted by two teenage thugs, one of whom pulled a gun on him as he was walking into his president street apartment building.
An event Monday evening will mark the official relaunch of Jewish Community Watch, an organization whose mission is to combat child abuse.
Yossi and Shaindy (nee Lawrance) Hayward (Crown Heights)
Baruch and iris Borodkin (Crown Heights)
Binyomin Adelman (Amherst, MA) and Chavie (bas Mordechai) Eckhaus (Crown Heights)
Lechaim Tuesday at 481 Albany Ave. [between Empire Blvd. and Lefferts Ave.]
Hundreds of families turned out for a Kosher Fair on Kingston Avenue. The fair included many kosher food vendors as well as a petting zoo, also a show featuring Uncle Moishe and the Small Wonders Puppet Theater entertained the kids.
An exhibition of paintings of Jerusalem by Chasidic artist Joel Gluck will open at The Betzalel Gallery in Crown Heights beginning today, Sunday.