This year we celebrate the 60-year anniversary of the first Tahalucha, which took place on Shvuos 5715/1955.
The Supreme Court of the State of Michigan on Wednesday handed down a ruling in which they dismissed a lawsuit brought by the head Shliach of the state, Rabbi Berel Shemtov, against the Chabad Torah Center in West Bloomfield, led by Rabbi Elimelech Silberberg.
Israel’s chief rabbinate updated the design of its official logo in which the Ten Commandments will now be depicted in a square rather than the familiar rounded shape. The change comes in time for Shavuot, the holiday that celebrates the revelation at Sinai with the Ten Commandments and the Torah. This year, Shavuot falls on Sunday and Monday (May 24th 25th).
25 after the first Kinus of all the Chabad Shluchim of Europe, which took place in the crumbling Soviet Union, the Shluchim of the European continent will once again gather for an historic Kinus.
On Monday evening, Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan, 24 students of Oholei Torah, Lubavitcher Yeshiva-Crown St. and Cheder Chabad of Monsey competed against each other in the final round of the Chidon Shoneh Halachos.
The Shiur Beis class of Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Wilhelm of Oholei Torah Mesivta had a Mivtza in which all Bochurim who learned and wrote thirty pages of Gemara between Peach and Lag Ba’omer would be taken on a special trip and Shabbaton.
What do 5 girls from California, Florida, New York, Maryland and Arizona have in common? They are all sisters of children with special needs who are growing up on Shlichus, and last weekend they got a chance to meet each other for an amazing sibling experience.
Senior mashpiim including Reb Yoel Kahan and Reb Sholmo Zarchi appear in a video calling for donations in an ambitious campaign for Yeshiva Tomchei Temimim – 770.
Many years ago, on the night the Rebbe asked that the world be divided into regions for purposes of regional Kinusim, those working on the project took a group of states from Mississippi to Washington – and many in between – and created a group they called the “Sheiris Hapleita.” Officially it was named the ‘Western Region,’ at the time encompassing about twelve Shluchim spread across twenty states.
“My eyes met with the eyes of the terrorist. I saw murder and hatred in them. Then he emptied his gun—12 rounds struck me. The tables and holy books were overturned. Anyone who was in sight was hit,” recalls Yosef Edri, one of the 150 survivors of a terrorist attack in Kfar Chabad, Israel, when the state was still a fledgling enterprise.
Rabbi Yisroel Bernath, director of Chabad NDG in Montreal, “reluctantly” kept his word and donned a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey to deliver his Shabbat sermon this past weekend after losing a “spiritual wager” with a colleague in Florida.
A group of thirty-five students from the Beish Chomesh High School in Toronto visited London, Ontario as part of their Achos Hatmimim trip. While in London they enjoyed a farbrengen with author and lecturer Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, who talked to them about the importance of keeping their connection to the Rebbe alive.
Yesterday, Rosh Chodesh Sivan, a family ‘Learn-A-Thon’ was held at Yeshivas Darchei Menchem of Crown Heights.
Yesterday, Rosh Chodesh Sivan, the boys of the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Flatbush were able to experience their own visit to Har Sinai in various ways.
Shine Bright was the theme of this year’s Friendship Circles volunteer appreciation event. 200 girls and their proud mothers came together at the JCM on Monday night to salute the work and dedication of the volunteers this year.
When Ari Hutchison learned that his graduation from the University of Houston Law Center would be on a Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, the Torah-observant student wondered how he would tell his father.
Shavuot presented some problems last year for Rabbi Alexander and Esther Piekarski, co-directors of Beth Yona-Chabad Jewish Community of La Paz, Mexico.
The Forward yesterday Profiled Shlucha to Columbia University Keren Blum, detailing her journey from an agnostic and rebellious teenager to co-director of a Chabad Center in one of New York City’s most prestigious universities.
On Monday, May 18, the Monroe post office held a ceremony to mark the naming of the post office for Gregg Wenzel, a Monroe native who died while working for the CIA. After the tragic events on September 11, 2001, Wenzel decided to serve his country and became a member of the CIA in the first post-9/11 recruitment class. At the age of 33, Wenzel lost his life while serving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 9, 2003.
Roey Amir, who fought in Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas, wrote to the NY Post about his visit 10-day visit to New York City with other wounded Israeli veterans, organized by Belev Echad, a project of the Chabad Israel Center.
The French-speaking N’shei Chabad of Crown Heights gathered Thursday for an annual get-together and Challah bake. The event featured a sumptuous Fleishig buffet, inspiring speakers and workshops.
Shavuot marks the “giving of the Torah” at Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. That will have even greater meaning this year for 12 communities in four different countries that will be given their very own Torah scrolls for use by the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Beis Yisroel Torah Gemach.