A man was shot dead by police officers who were responding to a call of a person aiming a “silver handgun at people” on Utica Avenue.
Crown Heights News
Over a foot of thick and heavy snow greeting New Yorkers on the first day of spring, and after a steady snowfall throughout the day many residents and neighborhood merchants awoke to find that many of the avenues’ sidewalks were already plowed.
Weddings on a Friday are quite a rare occurrence in Crown Heights, as a matter of fact there have been just two in the last seven years, but today we were treated to one of those sights as Shneur Gopin and Mushka Minkowitz wed in front of 770 this morning.
After faithfully serving the volunteers of Hatzalah over the last three years, and assisting in rendering medical help to hundreds – if not thousands – of people, their Ford Explorer ‘Fly Car’ is being retired and replaced with a newer and larger vehicle.
ULY Crown Street’s Annual Auction is coming up this Motzei Shabbos and Sunday, and past attendees and first-timers alike are in suspense over what the school has come up with this year!
Purim 2018: The department of transportation issued a stern rebuke to Oholei Torah the flagship boys school in crown heights.
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 construction worker was rescued by firefighters in a dangerous and dramatic operation, after the worker reportedly fell into the basement of the building and trapped beneath debris. The building suffered catastrophic damage in a 2006 fire and according to the building department records there were no permits for the work, and the building was subject of multiple complaints.
A brazen thief, who was captured on surveillance video stealing packages and opening them before deciding to take the items, caught the attention of CBS News after being posted here on CrownHeights.info.
In an unprecedented campaign, Educational Institute Oholei Torah raised over 2.4 million dollars from 2248 supporters, friends and alumni from around the world! The event showed the great impact and loyal support the Mosad has, which expressed itself in the vast numbers.
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.
After classes were cancelled for students in Beis Rivkah high school on Monday, classes are set to resume Tuesday morning.
In response to many requests from local residents, JLI courses are now being offered in Crown Heights in partnership with local shuls and organizations. Over 1,400 Shluchim have been offering the inspiring and transformative JLI courses in their communities for years and Crown Heightsers have been asking “Lama Nigorah?: Why should we be deprived”?
Walking through the storied halls of the Oholei Torah campus, one feels the vibrant atmosphere, punctuated by living education and pulsating life. Every classroom is overflowing with potential and learning. Every corner and inch is brimming with possibility and energy.
In honor of the Yahrtzeit of Dr. Abraham Seligson we present you, courtesy of Hasidic Archives an excerpt from a chapter in their new book Footprints, detailing some of the history and stories of Dr. Seligson.
A class of young students got a special treat ahead of Tu B’shva, they visited Mr. Greens – a local produce store – and got a visual lesson on the different new fruit from the stores owner Shloime Klein.
The drawing of Keren Meir’s Grand Raffle was held on Wednesday night in Crown Heights. Over the past few weeks, thousands of tickets were bought in support of the extraordinary work of Keren Meir. Congratulations to all who participated in support this vital work!
New York State’s Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul was in Crown Heights today and visited its largest private girl’s school, Beth Rivkah, and discussed the importance of private education with school leaders and local activists.
In connection with the conclusion of Shiva for Reb Mendel Morosow OBM, Oholei Torah’s archive offices is sharing a short clip of a historic interview that took place just a few years ago. It gives a glimpse into the direct involvement and guidance the Rebbe gave throughout the early years, which led Oholei Torah to such tremendous growth and success.
As the sun sets, the streets of Crown Heights fill with young girls in different colored pleated-skirt uniform. After a productive day of school, they walk happily toward their homes. Yet most of our girls don’t fully know just how fortunate they are. The large majority who live at home take for granted the luxury of having a quality education right in their neighborhood, never having to leave the comforts of home.
A boy’s school in Crown Heights is the first to be putting on a “production”, much like the ones commonly done by girls schools. The production will be based on Yud Shvat and organizers are calling it “epic!”
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.