Over 550 Shluchim from across the globe gathered at the opulent Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope for JLI’s annual Adult Education Conference and Expo. Participants enjoyed a day of professional training, idea-sharing, best practices, and brainstorming new ways of expanding all forms of Mivtzah Torah in their hometown communities for the upcoming academic year.
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With the conclusion of the Mezuza Bank Project, during which thousands of mezuzas were put up in Jewish homes across Russia, this week a new initiative was announced by Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar: a Tefilin Bank.
An unidentified man was caught on camera carving dozens of swastikas into a sidewalk in Flatbush, just steps from several major Jewish institutions on Ocean Parkway, including the East Midwood Jewish Center, the Ocean Parkway Jewish Center and the Chabad Lubavitch of Kensington.
More than 300 people gathered in Los Angeles, CA, to watch a live interview of Rabbi Ezra Schochet, popularly known as “The Rosh,” and Mr. Tulli Deutsch, a renowned philanthropist, conducted by JEM’s My Encounter project.
Controversy has erupted after it was leaked today that the Chief Rabbinate of Israel had compiled a blacklist of some 160 rabbis from around the world, including many Orthodox rabbis and three Chabad rabbis, whose authority to approve Jewish and marital status it rejects.
A record number of participants are anticipating in the annual Rohr Jewish Learning Institute National Jewish Retreat this August on the West Coast.
Could a responsible parent actually forget their child in an overheated car? Just mentioning it turns stomachs. The answer is: absolutely, and preventing it from happening is the mission of Angel, an intelligent and affordable car seat sensor recently launched by Sharkk, a company founded by young Lubavitcher entrepreneurs.
On Friday night, the Thai military raided the Chabad House on Koh Samui Island, a popular tourist destination, amid a sweep of Israeli businesses. One local Israeli business-owner was arrested for illegal possession of weapons.
On the eve of Yud Beis Tammuz, twenty-eight Crown Heights teachers gathered to mark the conclusion of their extensive training. The eight week course, facilitated by Igud Hamelamdim and delivered by world renowned teachers’ trainer Rabbi Michel Rottenberg, covered everything a teacher should know to succeed.
Authorities have said they are not investigating as a hate crime Monday night’s slaying of Aaron Rajman, a professional mixed martial arts fighter and an Orthodox Jew, at his family home west of Boca Raton, Florida.
As we mark 90 years since the liberation of the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe from Soviet incarceration, a new book by Kehot Publication Society provides hitherto unknown details of the role in the saga played by his daughter, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, and eventual son-in-law, the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.
CrownHeights.info has learned that Lubavitch Educational Center, the flagship school for the Chabad community in South Florida popularly known as L.E.C., has purchased a four-story, 48,681-square-foot building less than a mile away from its current location near North Miami Beach. The institution paid $5.1 million for the property.
In a historic visit to the State of Israel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Moshe Holtzberg, the survivor of the Mumbai Terror Attack which claimed the lives of his parents.
Once again, women in Unity held an inspiring event in Melbourne, Australia. It has been a decade since the Women in Unity was formed in response to the tragedy at Mumbai, India. The commitment to the unity of the Jewish people that originally galvanized its founders, Rebbetzins Riva Cohen, Sara Gutnick, and Miriam Telsner, has not wavered.
After over a week of heartfelt prayers on her behalf from the global Jewish community, young Sophie Levitin has made a full and complete recovery.
A special Bas Mitzvah celebration was organized by Colel Chabad for 42 girls who have lost a parent.
The Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Mr. Yuli Edelstein, completed an official state visit to Russia by meeting with the community leaders and Shluchim operating in Moscow and its surrounding area, led by Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.
Rabbi Yehuda Kaploun, President of Water-Gen USA and a Lubavitcher chassid, chose to sign off his public address at the United Nations Headquarters by mentioning that the day coincided with the third of Tammuz, and reiterating the berachah delivered by the Rebbe at the end of every Farbrengen: “May we merit the building of the Beis Hamikdash in Yerushalayim Ir Hakodesh, with the coming of Mashiach Tzidkeinu.”
Rabbi Yossi Lew, Shliach to Atlanta, Georgia, spent a week in Sydney, Australia, to inspire and strengthen with the community in honor of Gimmel Tammuz.
Three former Israel Defense Forces’ paratroopers who fought to help liberate the Old City of Jerusalem 50 years ago were honored at Chabad of Northern Virginia with an announcement that more than 200 pair of new tefillin were being donated to Israeli soldiers.
In honor of Gimmel Tammuz, Chasidic rapper Nosson Zand released a new song dedicated to the Rebbe. “I want to share this song with others who might relate to the journey of been fortunate enough to find the Rebbe, and throughout the ups and downs of life making one’s way back to him,” he said.
During a state visit to Israel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with Moshe, the son of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, HYD, who was rescued by his nanny while his parents and several of their guests were murdered inside their Mumbai Chabad House by Pakistani terrorists in 2008.