About an hour south of Cancun and an hour north of Tulum, Mexico – smack in the middle of the Riviera Maya – sits the scuba-diving haven of Playa del Carmen. With an infusion of capital and visitors, the once-sleepy fishing village is undergoing a rapid transformation into a tourist’s paradise.
Daily Archives: October 25, 2010
Earlier this month, Jewish chaplains employed by various Federal, state, and local prisons serving the Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio regions, together with more than fifty Aleph Institute volunteers convened for a conference at The Aleph Institute’s Northeast Regional Headquarters.
Rabbi Shmuly and his wife Shaina Feldman of Crown Heights will IYH be moving on Shlichus to Clay County, FL where they will launch a new Chabad House serving the needs of the local Jewish population.
Pessy Matusof, a longtime Chabad-Lubavitch emissary who as director of the Jewish girls high school in Casablanca influenced the educational and spiritual development of thousands of Moroccans, passed away Oct. 11 at the age of 86.
Designed to further the camaraderie that exists between shluchim and their supporters, the Lay Leadership Conference of the International Kinus Hashluchim will open on Sunday, November 7th with a focus on “Partnering with the Growth of Chabad”.
Ten Yad held their annual Auction Sunday in Crown Heights, with entertainment by French singer Méléha and Kineret.
CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — Three Bochurim were the victims of a group of overzealous cops late last night. They were talking outside an apartment building, when cops stopped them and gave them all a criminal summonses for ‘blocking pedestrian traffic.’
The graffiti has been replaced by advertising. The tokens have been replaced by MetroCards. But the subway preachers are a constant. They were there before I was born and will likely be there after I die — unless, of course, their occasional prophecy of the exact date that the world will end turns out to be accurate.