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Despite Fierce Opposition, East Boca ‘770’ Approved

After months of controversy and hours of debate, a large Chabad House at 770 E. Palmetto Park Road in East Boca Raton, FL won final approval Tuesday night from the City Council. After the decision, Rabbi Ruvi New hugged supporters, who wore matching white T-shirts emblazoned with the American flag with the slogan “We the people support 770.”

New ‘Affordable’ Building Cost $1,900 Per Studio

A new 46-unit ‘affordable housing’ apartment building was recently completed on Lefferts Ave. between New York and Nostrand Aves., and the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development is accepting applications to enter a lottery for the units. The cost? $1,909 per month for a studio, $2,047 for a one-bedroom and $2,465 for a two-bedroom.

Chabad on Campus Welcomes 20 New Couples

Summer is a good time for many Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, especially those based on college campuses, to get outside of their immediate surroundings—spending time with family, working with kids at camp, visiting friends or alumni. While the students are away, they also immerse themselves in planning and preparing for the upcoming year’s Jewish holidays, events and programs.

Parent Group Demands DOE Investigate Yeshivos for Failing to Teach Secular Subjects

“Enough is enough!” That’s the basic message of a letter sent by concerned parents, former teachers, and former yeshiva students to New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and seven district superintendents in Brooklyn and Queens expressing upset over the lack of a substantial secular education in at least 39 yeshivas.

The Rebbe’s Call for Summertime Tznius (Pt. 3)

“Prior to the summer, the Rebbe would – almost annually – discuss the topic of Tznius,” says Crown Heights Mashpia Rabbi Michoel Seligson. At his suggestion, CrownHeights.info presents a weekly feature for the summer months: a short thought of the Rebbe on tznius, as compiled by Rabbi Seligson.