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.
Yeshivas throughout New York are under attack. A small group of disgruntled former students, encouraged and amplified by those with their own agendas separate from yeshiva education, has spurred state and city education officials to scrutinize the education that religious schools are delivering to their students, with an eye on imposing unprecedented new rules about what can and cannot be taught.
Operation Survival has launched awareness campaign to increase knowledge among Crown Heights residents detailing the risks and dangers of prescription opioid and drug abuse.
Oholei Torah is acquiring the apartment building, 639 Eastern Parkway, next door to its current campus and kicking off a campaign to help raise the funds needed for the purchase. This will allow Oholei Torah to add 14 additional classrooms and more outdoor recreation area. It will also give the opportunity to further expand the campus, giving the 1850 talmidim the comforts they need and deserve.
Ahead of of Oholei Torahs massive fundraising campaign – which is titled “What is Breitkeit?” – they explain the meaning behind the word, and what the Rebbe used it for.
Just weeks after a campaign to raise $1.3 million, teachers in Beis Rivka were informed that there wouldn’t be payroll this week, and that there is no projected date for when they will receive it.
At a Friday rally in front of 26 Federal Plaza Congresswoman Yvette Clarke compared government agencies to the Gestapo, and likened Trumps’ policies to those of the Nazis, drawing swift and bitter condemnation.
A popular brand of Asian style sauces has recently removed kosher certification from all its products.
Ahead of the release of guidelines from the State Education Department regarding instruction at religious and other private schools, Avi Schick – a member of the Dentons’ Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and attorney for PEARLS – wrote an op-ed recently published in the Wall Street Journal. In the piece, Avi argues that New York’s plan is not only inconsistent with the law, but may also have the unintended effect of requiring the State to provide billions of dollars in school aid annually to non-public schools.
A person with special needs went missing on Friday Night, prompting a panicked call from his family, and a child managed to lock himself inside a bathroom on Shabbos afternoon and the mother was unsure who to call.
In a small quiet area of Northeastern Pennsylvania in the Wyoming Valley of the Pocono Mountains lies the once thriving Jewish community of Kingston. Dozens of Orthodox shuls, schools, and community centers are all a distant memory in the hearts and minds of the Observant Jews who have remained. Recently this all began to change with the arrival of young Lubavitch families who brought with them a new vitality and chayus. This quiet town was quickly transformed to a center of Torah and Yiras Shomayim.
Female advocates and police officers were honored at an awards ceremony in Crown Heights. Their work in assisting victims of crime was recognized and their efforts were celebrated by a crowd of local residents, politicians and police brass. by CrownHeights.info […]