Purim 2017: Health officials believe that they have finally made some headway in a mystery that plagued the department for years. Each year on Purim, the department documents numerous cases of unexplained severe dehydration in members of the Jewish community. None of the victims reported that they were fasting at the time, nor did they any have alcohol in their systems – both of which are common factors in dehydration.
Purim 2017: Responding to the outcry of community members regarding the skyrocketing rents in the community, the Crown Heights Landlords Association has agreed to reduce the monthly rent for all Crown Heights apartments, effective immediately. The move affects apartments in apartment buildings as well as private homes.
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PURIM 2017: As reported on CrownHeights.info, this year’s Lag Ba’Omer Parade will be the last one until 2024. Well, the last parade to fall on a Sunday, that is! “There was no way that we were going to have seven years pass without a Lag Ba’Omer Parade,” Rabbi Shimon Hecht, the parade’s organizer, told CrownHeights.info.”
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PURIM 2017: In an apparent yield to the widespread criticism of his pick for Secretary of Education, President Donald Trump has announced that he will ask Betsy DeVos for her resignation and will nominate Rabbi Shea Hecht to replace her. DeVos, who has been criticized by both parties as having no prior experience in public education, won the nomination only after Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.
Writing for the Huffington Post, head Shliach to the state of Montana Rabbi Chaim Bruk describes the emotional roller coaster he and his wife experienced with the adoption of their third child, Menny, who is biracial.
Camp Emunah B’nos Yaakov Yehudah is proud to announce the head staff for the 1st Session of the Junior Division for the summer of 5777.
The Jewish community of Moscow, Russia, observed the Mitzvah of Machatzis Hashekel during Mincha on Taanis Esther, which was followed by a lavish break fast meal following Maariv.
The 16 lucky winners of Hadar Hatorah’s 18th annual Purim raffle, the proceeds of which benefit the Crown Heights Yeshiva under the auspices of the NCFJE, have been announced.
Ukrainian billionaire Gennadiy Bogolyubov tells the UK Jewish News how he reconnected with Judaism and set up Jewish hubs in London and at home in Dnepropetrovsk.
A bomb threat, sent in by email, forced the evacuation of the Jewish Children Museum in Crown Heights. The threat stated that there were multiple bombs placed throughout the building and would be detonated remotely. The NYPD evacuated the building and an investigation is currently ongoing. CrownHeights.info obtained a copy of the email.
Rabbi Dovid and Goldie Tiechtel of Illini Chabad Center, which serves students at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, recently worked with businessman Eric Schames and his wife Debbie to open a hospitality house dedicated to providing students and their families with resources they would expect to find at home.
Over 5,000 people joyously paraded down the streets of Kiryat Gat, Israel, with a new Torah scroll that was donated by the Vazna Family to the local Chabad Mesivta, under the leadership of the city’s Chief Rabbi, Moshe Havlin.
Opposition Leader and head of the Zionist Union party, Mr. Isaac (Bougie) Herzog, was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Parliament to visit Moscow. During his visit he toured the Jewish Museum, the Jewish Chesed Center and other Jewish institutions. He was greeted by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar, who stands at their helm.
Due to popular demand, Bais Rivkah Day Camp is thrilled to share that the Pioneer Drama Camp will be back for its fourth successful summer.
Preparation for The Great Lag B’Omer Parade is in high gear. It’s been three long years since the last parade, and Lag B’Omer won’t be on Sunday again until 5784 (2024)! The Parade committee is working overtime to make this parade one that will be remembered for years to come, with many special surprises on the way – including a performance by Jewish singing superstar Benny Friedman, and a special live show by children’s favorite “Mitzvah Boulevard” along with Chaim Fogelman.
The drawing of the 3rd Annual Likras Shabbos Bayis Raffle was held on Sunday night in New York. The lucky winner of the equivalent of six months of their rent or mortgage was announced, along with the second place winner of 100 Sifrei Chassidus.
50 years ago, in the lead up to the Six Day War, the Rebbe launched his first Mivtza (campaign), instructing his Chassidim to help any Jewish man they meet to put on Tefilin. The merit of the Tefilin, the Rebbe explained, would protect the Holy Land from harm.
On Thursday night, old friends, former talimidim and family members gathered together in Empire Shteibel to celebrate the 70th birthday of renowned educator, author and Maggid-Shiur Rabbi Shmuel Heber.
There’s only one place in the world where Yiddish is an official language, and that’s the Jewish Autonomous Region in the far reaches of Siberia, Russia. Established by Stalin in the late 1920s, the region was presented as the Communist answer to the Jewish Question. But in the region’s capital of Birobidzhan, The Wall Street Journal reports, the top concern of its 3,000 Jews is kosher food.
After Jewish cemeteries were vandalized and Jewish centers received bomb threats all across the country, a group of Florida Muslims delivered flower bouquets to a local synagogue and Jewish center, saying “it is important that we stand together.”
The Chabad Jewish community center of Anchorage, Alaska, was evacuated Monday afternoon after receiving a bomb threat.
Csanád Szegedi grew up in a mildly racist milieu in Miskolc, a midsized town in northeastern Hungary. His father was the scion of an old noble family of Magyars, a point of pride for the young Szegedi, who was born in 1982 and came of age in the chaotic years following the fall of the Soviet-influenced Hungarian People’s Republic.