Police have arrested Abraham Samotin, a 26 year old Jewish man from Crown Heights, for luring and committing a heinous assault against a 5-year-old girl – the very same day he was released from jail after an arrest for felony burglary.
James Vincent, the man who was arrested in connection with the brutal and hate-fueled attack on Menachem Moskowitz nearly a month ago, was indicted today on a litany of charges including strangulation and assault as a hate crime. He faces up to 25 years in prison.
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Chevra Simchas Shabbos V’Yom Tov is hand delivering cheesecakes to families throughout Crown Heights as part of an ongoing project to reach out to the needy families in our community.
“If I needed to get help right now — I wouldn’t know who to call”, said Sara Benjamin, who lost her son, Kasriel to an overdose six years ago, on the stage of Operation Survival’s Opioid Epidemic Conference at The Brooklyn Children’s Museum in Crown Heights Wednesday evening.
With Crown Heights growing and spreading Hatzalah has seen the need to expand its membership and its fleet, with 4 ambulances and dedicated fast response car. This Shabbos, Parshas B’chukosai, is Shabbos Hatzalah and appeals will be held in Shuls across the neighborhood. In a letter Hatzalah appealed for the community’s assistance and donations.
A music video by a rapper that was filmed inside the main sanctuary and social hall of Chabad of Atlanta’s Congregation Beth Tefillah is causing uproar among members the community, who were shocked by the desecration of their Shul.
A newly formed organization is hosting its first event focused on dealing with mental health and addiction. The organization – Neshamos.org – dedicated to creating a healthy inner life for our youth by providing the platform, resources, and education needed to empower us all to support our youth more effectively.
Over 400 women from Crown Heights attended last week’s educational workshop entitled “Parenting, Mind, Body and Soul.”
A video, which circulated on social media, showing a group of Bochurim removing a certain sign from the bookcases of the Chovevei Torah Zal, prompted the Hanholoh to release a strong statement condemning the video, and clarifying that the matter had already been resolved internally, and that number of the Bochurim in the video had nothing to do with the actions of those few.
Police have identified 40-year-old James Vincent, who reportedly has over 40 prior arrests, as the suspect in the anti-Semitic attack on Rabbi Menachem Moskowitz, on Saturday afternoon. Vincent was charged Friday afternoon with a slew of hate crimes and drug possession.
Hundreds of Jewish residents of Crown Heights turned out for a press conference condemning a vicious and vile assault – which was motivated by anti-Semitism – of a Jewish man on Shabbos afternoon.
The tragic and untimely passing of R’ Elias (Eli) Friedman OBM in Crown Heights at the young age of 48, from sudden cardiac arrest, a month shy of his first wedding anniversary and 4 days after the birth of his firstborn daughter, has touched the hearts of thousands of people.
An auction for a silver Kiddush Cup (Becher) that purportedly belonged to the Lubavitcher Rebbe has been called into question after Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky denied that he authenticated it.
Thousands marched in Crown Heights to protest of the death of Saheed Vassell, a man with a mental illness who was shot by police while brandishing a pipe resembling a gun, while many residents and neighbors of the man agreed with the NYPD’s actions in the encounter.
Planned protests following the death of an emotionally disturbed man has the Jewish community in Crown Heights on edge, and police beefing up their presence in an effort to head off any unrest. Video of the man menacing a number of people, with what appears to be a firearm, moments before he was shot was released by police.
Shocking and unconscionable video had emerged from within the halls of 770 last week, depicting brutal violence alongside coordinated action disrupting study along with vandalism of Shul property in the effort of preventing the study of the Rebbe’s torah due idealistic disagreements.
When a member of Sarah Alevsky‘s community in the Upper West Side sought to withdraw their daughter from their Hebrew school, it was over over their desire to have her learn to read from, and get called up to the Torah – something which they considered a right of passage – Mrs. Alvesky authored a response to allay her concerns.
A group of Chidon participants from Montreal got caught in yesterday’s powerful nor’easter storm and were stranded on the highway. Residents of Monsey mobilized and helped rescue the stranded children.
Errol Louis reflects on the death of Ari Halberstam, 24 years later, and the families of all faiths and backgrounds that are dealing with old wounds that never completely heal.
A “party” hosted on Purim eve was reminiscent of the party that was hosted by King Achashverosh, replete with mingling, food, live music and even a belly dancer, has drawn widespread shock and outrage – even forcing a Kashrus agency to rethink their policies for parties at venues they certify, and the venue to distance itself from the event.
Following a successful fundraising campaign, Oholei Torah – Crown Heightses largest boys school – announced that they have completed the purchase of the building next door to its existing properties.
A bizarre incident involving a mentally disturbed person snatching a baby from a stroller in the women’s section of 770, saw prosecutors drop the most serious charge – a felony – against the accused perpetrator.