The holiday of Chanukah commenced in Australia with the National Menorah lighting in Canberra’s Parliament in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
The Yeshiva College Girls School of Sydney, Australia, presented “In The Merit” — a musical of the Righteous Women in Egypt . A sold out crowd attended the matinee performance.
You know them when you see them, and when you see them, you know it’s Chanukah. The car menorah is a uniquely American innovation—a marketing gimmick created by young yeshivah students in the early 1970s as a way to spread awareness and the message of the eight-day Jewish holiday. Today, they can be found across the globe and on all kinds of vehicles.
Last Sunday, the Friendship Circle of Brooklyn’s Menorah Building workshop at the Home Depot was filled to capacity, with over 120 in attendance.
While law enforcement agents were searching the Kensington, Brooklyn, home of Akayed Ullah, the would-be suicide attacker who had detonated a pipe bomb in a Manhattan subway on Monday, Rabbi Yisrolik Langsam, who heads a Chabad outpost in the area with his wife Mushkie, arrived at the scene to pass out donuts and Chanukah menorahs and wrap tefillin with Jewish people present — from law enforcement, the media and passersby.
The Levi Yitzchok Library in Crown Heights presents its fifth annual “Night of Lights” Chanukah concert for women. Held as a fundraiser evening, a limited number of 100 tickets are being sold for women to experience a unique celebration of the first night of Chanukah tonight, Tuesday, December 12th. Doors open at 7:30pm and the program begins at 8:00pm.
The World’s Largest Menorah was assembled on Fifth Avenue and 59th Street in New York City with the help of a 40 foot trailer and a huge construction crane.
The Rebbe’s Chief Chozer, the veteran Mashpia Reb Yoel Kahan, travelled to Israel to Farbreng with the students of the Chabad Yeshiva in Kiryat Gat in honor of Yud Tes Kislev.
Hundreds of Jews from all over Antwerp, Belgium, participated in the chain of Chasidic events organized in honor of Yud Tes Kislev – Chag HaGeula, by Anwerp’s Chabad House under the leadership of Belgium’s Head Shliach Rabbi Shabtai Slavaticki.
Yud Tes Kislev left an unforgettable impression on the Talmidim of United Lubavitcher Yeshiva. With the special events geared for each age group, the Talmidim gathered inspiration from the Rosh Hashana L’Chasidus for their whole year.
Hundreds gathered for a festive Yud-Tes Kislev farbrengen in the Chabad House of the Georgetown neighborhood of Brooklyn, headed by the local shliach, Rabbi Avraham Holtzberg. Following Chabad tradition, the participants were invited to partake of a festive meal in honor of the occasion.
Leshana Tovah Belimud HaChasidus ve Darchei HaChasidus, Tikosaivu VeTichosaimu!
Today, Yud Tes Kislev, “The Rosh Hashanah of Chassidus,” marks 219 years since the release of the Alter Rebbe, R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chasidus Chabad, from prison in the year 5559 (1798). This year also marks 205 years since the Alter Rebbe’s Histalkus. In honor of this auspicious day, which is referred to by Chasidim as the “Holiday of Holidays,” Farbrengens are being held around the world!
Two Florida Chabad synagogues damaged by Hurricane Irma have filed a lawsuit contending that houses of worship are unconstitutionally barred from receiving disaster assistance through a key federal program.
For more than 200 years in Chabad-Lubavitch communities around the world—in the best of circumstances and the worst—these early winter days have been dedicated to preparing for the Chassidic holiday of Yud Tes Kislev, the 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev.
On Rosh Hashanah this year, Vicki O’Neill Haber stepped out of synagogue services in Denver because her 9-year-old son, Max, needed to take a break. Outside the sanctuary, she saw someone who looked familiar. A woman named Rachel had also left services because she had received a long-awaited call from a hospital, and it was a matter of life and death.
Among the 5,600 shluchim from across the world attending the recent Kinus Hashluchim was Rabbi Binyamin Wolf, the Chabad representative in Sevastopol, Crimea’s largest city. His name tag, however, identified him as being from Sevastopol, Russia.
With the approach of the Chag HaGeulah of Yud-Tes Kislev, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky released an open letter to the community, reminding everyone to to take part in the annual ‘Chalukas Hashas,’ an initiative begun by the Alter Rebbe following his release from prison.
Hundreds of Moscow Jews from all backgrounds came to participate in the large, central event that marked 205 years since the arrest and liberation of the Alter Rebbe and the spreading of the wellsprings of Chabad Chassidus.
A group of men and women who have studied Tanya together in Vancouver, Canada, will celebrate their achievements at a program that also marks Yud Tes Kislev, the 19th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, also known as “The New Year of Chassidism.”
Speaking to a rapt audience at Chabad of West Pasco, Florida, Reb Yisroel Shemtov, a veteran and activist member of the Crown Heights community, recounted the days when he would patrol the crime-ridden streets of the neighborhood, which earned him the nickname “Red Devil.”
A teacher at a Chabad nursery school in suburban London who said she was fired for living with her boyfriend won her lawsuit in which she accused the school of discrimination.
The Friendship Circle of Brooklyn took a full bus of children and volunteers on a special outing on Thanksgiving Day to PacPlex, Brooklyn’s largest sports and recreation center. The day was action-packed with Zumba, races, games, a moon bounce, jungle gym, and a delicious pizza lunch!