On Chol Hamoed Sukkos, the children housed and cared for by the Beis Chaya orphanage in Moscow were treated to a special Simchas Beis Hashoeva event.
A fire broke out in the bathroom of a first floor apartment on Lefferts Avenue, forcing dozens of building residents to flee their apartments.
A grand outdoor Simchas Beis Hashoeiva took place in Monsey on Sunday Chol Hamoed Sukkos. Nearly 2,000 men, women and children participated in dancing, singing and celebrating Zman Simchaseinu.
In a few short months, Marco Jenau will be completing the three-year cycle of the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah with “Rabbi Gordon Live” as he whips along Germany’s autobahn highway. Michael Hirsch, who has been streaming Rabbi Joshua Gordon’s classes on Torah and Tanya for years, will toast the completion with a slug of coffee as he studies at dawn on the east coast of the United States. During the wine dark night in Norway, Ole Mads Sirks Vevle will tune in for a class that started in Chabad of Encino, CA, and has grown into one of Chabad.org’s most popular online video classes worldwide.
On the 4th day of Chol Hamoed Sukkos, the 7th grade of Oholei Torah participated in “The Amazing Sukkah Hop,” which was organized by Levi Druin.
Hundreds of Jews across the island of Montreal were able to shake the Lulav and Esrog on Chol HaMoed Sukkos thanks to an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional Sukkahmobile.
The immense joy of Simchas Beis Hashoeva in Monsey, which was organized by the local Chabad Kehillah, was momentarily interrupted by extremist demonstrators from Neturei Karta, who viewed the Yomtov celebration as ‘heresy.’
Anash in Montreal, Canada gathered on Chol Hamoed Sukkos for a Kinus Torah which was held in Beis Medrash Lubavitch. Speakers included Rabbi Berel Bell and Rabbi Moshe Stern.
On October 1st, the Jewish Educational Center-Chabad of Berlin welcomed dignitaries and guests for a New Year’s reception.
Every autumn, the corner of Whipple Street and Devon Avenue in the multi-ethnic Chicago neighborhood of West Rogers Park comes alive as hundreds of Jewish people of all ages join together in whirling circles—and dance, dance, dance.
Chabad of Melbourne’s Central Business District, under the leadership of Rabbi Chaim Herzog, hosted its annual gala luncheon in a beautiful Sukkah under the shade of some of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks at Federation Square on Monday afternoon.
On Sunday, hundreds of Jewish children enjoyed a ‘Pizza in the Sukkah’ event in Sydney, Australia, featuring rides, a petting zoo, a fire show, a grand Sukkah and of course – delicious Pizza for all.
A crown Heights-based business was the subject of a NY Daily News feature article on the seasonal ‘pop-up’ industry of Sukkah building, describing how Yeshiva Students earn a quick buck building the wooden and canvas huts in advance of the weeklong holiday.
Thousands of residents of the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of Beitar Illit, Israel, turned out for a Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration, hosted by the local Chabad Shul.
With great sadness and pain we inform you of the untimely passing of Hatomim Mendel Cotlar of Houston, TX. He passed away this morning after many years of living with Glycogen Storage Disease. He was 13 years old, having just celebrated his Bar Mitzvah last month.
In honor of Yud Gimmel Tishrei, the yahrzeit of the Rebbe Maharash we asked Rabbi Sholom DovBer Avtzon, the author of the acclaimed Rebbeim Biography Series if he can share with us some insights into the life of the Rebbe Maharash. He graciously agreed to give us an unedited portion of his upcoming biography on the Rebbe Maharash.
Mesivta Lubavitch of Monsey has now completed its first month of the new zman with, Boruch Hashem, much success. The zal is filled with the sounds of twenty bochurim, joined by the Talmidei Hashluchim, learning, davening, farbrenging and growing in Chassidishkeit.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman received beautiful sets of Arba Minim from a Chabad delegation, including the latter’s longtime acquaintance, Rabbi Levi Edri.
With great sadness we inform you of the sudden and untimely passing of Mrs. Brana Shaina Deitsch, OBM, wife of R’ Mordecai Deitsch of New Haven, Connecticut. She was 72 years old. Levaya times and Shivah info added.
At a busy mall in the Israeli city of Netanya, hundreds turned out to celebrate the inauguration of a synagogue in memory of Lt. Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, two Israeli soldiers killed in the recent Gaza war.
While much of the focus during the month of Tishrei is on the guests, Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim has not forgotten the local Bochurim who are currently in bein hazmanim. A special panel of distinguished speakers gave some 500 attendees a walk through – in English – of the years of Sukkos and Simchas Torah with the Rebbe.
Look for Levi Duchman on a bike. Not just any bike, though. The 21-year-old Chabad yeshivah student in Brooklyn, N.Y., is riding around on a modified pedi-cab—an adult-sized, three-wheeled cycle (a tricycle, really) that instead of having a set of seats in the back attaches to various holiday accoutrements.