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.
Crown Heights News
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.
A new project in Crown Heights aims to restore thousands of years of tradition, where communities would get together and assist mothers who have just given birth – Kimpator moms.
With frigid temperatures gripping New York City, the NYPD’s 71st Precinct has been targeting law abiding residents for ‘remote-starting’ their cars, slapping them with criminal summonses that carry fines as high as $250 and require appearance in criminal court.
Hundreds of men and women turned out this Motzai Shabbos for Crown Heights Hatzalah’s annual Melava Malka, health symposium and raffle for $25,000.
This Motzai Shabbos, men and women are invited to join Hatzalah of Crown Heights for a Melava Malka, featuring a hot buffet and wine tasting, alongside a health symposium, raffle for $25,000, and entertainment by Yehuda Green, a noted singer and composer. Also, a rare double bottle of Yarden Cab 2010 in a wood box will be raffled off among those in attendance.
Mr. Clean Organic Dry Cleaners, an Albany Avenue dry cleaners, has opened a second location in order to meet the community’s ever expanding boundaries.
Developers have revealed renderings for the Bedford Hotel, a five-story, 38,000-square-foot development at 1550 Bedford Avenue at the corner of Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights. The complex will be built at the site of the former Gulf gas station.
Two NYPD cops were suspended for allegedly blowing off a 911 call to check on a Crown Heights woman — who was later found dead in her home, her husband being the primary suspect.
Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that 2017 will end as the safest year in Brooklyn’s recorded history, with the fewest number of homicides, shootings and shooting victims since record-keeping began. Crown Heights saw a particularly noteworthy 40% reduction in homicides.
Crown Heights’s two largest Jewish boys’ schools have been working in conjunction and together have modified their school calendars, making changes to when the summer break begins and ends.