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.
This week’s edition of MyLife: Chassidus Applied with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, Episode 34, will air tonight, Sunday, here on CrownHeights.info beginning at 8:00pm. This week, Rabbi Jacobson will address the topics of: Mechanical Judaism, making Elul count, lip service, green with envy and intrusive smart phones (pt. 2).
A peculiar sight unfolded this Sunday afternoon in front of Oholei Torah on Eastern Parkway. A number of Bochurim and volunteers from Chesed Shel Emes decked out in Hazmat suits and masks sifting through the mountains of trash bags in search of a lost pair of Tefillin.
In days gone by this magnificent building in the forests near Paris served as a getaway chateau for the family of King Louis XVI of France. Since the years following WWII, it served as the main building of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch, located now in the Parisian suburb of Brunoy.
Yossi and Mushkie (nee Shusterman) Raskin (Monsey, NY)
Oholei Torah’s elementary and Zal divisions saw some faculty changes for the new school year. A Mashpia and Magid Shiur were hired for Zal, and a new principal for grades 3 and 4.
Chabad Chasidim and students of Tanya are rejoicing this week with the release of the first chapter (19) of The Complete Tanya. This new edition of Tanya, published by the Kehot Publication Society, presents the Tanya text surrounded by three elements: a concise commentary by the Rebbe, references and glossaries, and an anthology of commentaries by the Rebbes of Chabad.
After sitting dormant for nearly three years following a foreclosure and a lengthy lawsuit between Chabad of California—the previous owner—and Pacific Mercantile Bank, a 78-acre campground and resort center in Running Springs named ‘Kiryas Schneerson’ was sold Friday for $7.1 million to a different Orthodox Jewish group, Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles.
Three Lubavitcher men from Crown Heights, ages 47, 30 and 27, were arrested by FBI agent for allegedly attempting to purchase 50 pounds of marijuana and store it in an Atlantic Avenue warehouse.
On Friday morning, in the middle one of Crown Heights’ most busy thoroughfares, a totaled minivan sat for over three hours. The reason: Police never showed up after the accident, and the driver, a Jewish woman in her ninth month of pregnancy, was forced to sit in the summer heat and wait for them.
Dovid Mordechai Leitner (Morristown, NJ/Monsey, NY) and Chava Leah Mahony (Worcester, MA/Pittsburgh, PA)
Chasidic music star Avraham Fried stopped by an IDF shooting range in the town of Beit El, where he will be performing at a concert this week.
Rabbi Peretz B. Eichler of Yeshiva World News interviews a nephew of Abe Zelmanowitz, HYD, a 9/11 terror victim.
On Wednesday night, September 10th, the Borough Park Shomrim faced off against the NYPD’s 66th Precinct at the fifth annual Greenfield Classic community softball game. Both teams played a great game, and the score was close throughout the seven innings. At the end the NYPD pulled through to a victory, defeating the Shomrim players 10 to 7.
In honor of Chai Elul, the birthday of the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe, the Rebbe’s handwritten hagoas (edits) on the text of Shiurim Bsefer HaTanya have been publicized on the website Hagaos.com. This treasure trove of manuscripts has never before been publicized.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Efraim Mintz, executive director of the JLI, will lead a discussion on the topic of Chai Elul.
The following letter was sent to CrownHeights.info by Refael and Sarah (nee Procaccia) Cohen, whose wedding – set to take place Thursday night, September 4th – had to be rescheduled for Friday morning after the groom was denied entry into the United States and sent back to Brazil by Customs and Border Protection. As promised, the full story of their ordeal and ultimate triumph are presented to our readers.
CrownHeights.info and Lubavitch Archives present a unique photo of the Rebbe at a children’s rally, circa 1969.