Eastern Parkway was filled Thursday as people bade farewell to Rabbi Yonah Avtzon OBM, an icon of Crown Heights. Rabbi Avtzon passed away overnight Wednesday night, and due to family flying in, the Levaya was held Thursday morning. As it passed 770, hundreds of community members could be seen accompanying him to his final resting place.
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A Jewish man had his phone snatched Tuesday afternoon on Montgomery St near Nostrand Ave. The man gave chase, but the thief got away.
After many weeks of hard work, the students of Darchei Menachem were being rewarded with the first semester trip to the Pocono Mountains for a day filled with skiing and fun!
In the wake of an alleged mezuzah scandal, and a wave of public worry, Hamafitz STaM gets a Hechsher on all its STaM sold.
Crown Heights Hatzalahs’ yearly auction and symposium saw a full house this past Motzai Shabbos. The community turned out in support of the organization, and helped fund its vital work.
A fire on President St left two floors of a three story building uninhabitable Sunday. The fire was quickly placed under control, and no one was injured in the blaze.
In honor of Yud Shvat, the 7th and 8th graders of United Lubavitcher Yeshiva will perform a captivating production titled “Kadetski Korpus.” The immersive production will transport the audience to the times of the Frierdiker Rebbe, with a true and intriguing story of Mesiras Nefesh, infused with emotion, drama and humor.
Three teens robbed a man, and attempted to rob another at knife point Friday night in Crown Heights. One of the teens were arrested by the NYPD.
A man barricaded himself inside an apartment on Maple and Nostrand and shot at police Friday Morning. No injuries were reported in the incident.
This Shabbos at the Besht: Rabbi Lieberman is a known mechanech for many decades, and a professional in the world of judaica. He is also on the board of directors at Tzach.
This coming Motzai Shabbos, January 5th, Crown Heights Hatzalah will be hosting a symposium for the members of the Crown Heights community. In conjunction with Maimonides Medical Center, Crown Heights Hatzalah symposium will touch on health questions and issues of the community.
In the third session of their widely popular Life-Skills series, Living Chassidus will be hosting workshop featuring Mrs. Chaya Margolin, financial coach.
A letter written by the Department of Education calling out four yeshivas for refusing inspectors to evaluate their compliance to DOE guidelines mentioned ULY in a question for clarification. The issue being questioned, How many sites does ULY have?
In a show right out of the movies, the sky over New York City was lit up Thursday night in an electrifying blue. The source, a transformer fire in Astoria Queens, sent electricity arcing into the sky. The following videos were captured by witnesses and bystanders who posted the event on social media.
The kick-off event for Living Chassidus Life Skills Series occurred this past Motzei Shabbos, featuring Sara Chana Silverstein, author of the newly released book MOODTOPIA: Tame Your Moods, De-Stress, and Find Balance Using Herbal Remedies, Aromatherapy, and More.
A woman was caught on a doorbell camera stealing a package off a porch in Crown Heights Thursday morning. The incident happened at 8:00am, in broad daylight.
At the Bais Rivka High School Shabbaton this past week, Conquer the Divide are words were transformed from a slogan into reality.
“Never leave home without your weapons,” a motto Nosson Shusterman lives by. Nosson, a bus driver for local schools and a Crown heights Shomrim volunteer, was captured on camera putting Tefillin on a visitor to Crown Heights outside Gombos Bakery.
There is a Kosher version of lots of things but have you ever heard of a Kosher version of Airbnb? CHRENTAL.COM is just that! Created by a few Crown Heights entrepreneurs to fill the needs of a kosher family or individual travelling the globe to have the option to stay at a kosher home.
The newest fad has hit the streets of Crown Heights, and yes, it’s time to introduce pole thefts. A man can be seen on video walking up to a home in Crown Heights and removing the apparatus connecting a metal pole to a short gate. After just a few seconds, he walks off with his prize.
The Pearson, Rubin, Klein, and Raskin families would like extend an invitation to the entire community to attend a Siyum Sefer Torah, dedicated in memory of their father and grandfather the legendary chossid, Rabbi Dovid Raskin.
This Shabbos at the Besht: Rabbi Levi Browd is the founder and director at Yagdil Torah, as well as the author of novel, inspiring and thought-provoking Torah thoughts which he sends out daily. He will be giving a lecture on When, how and why one can – and should – author explanations on Torah.