For Allison Solomon, who lives in Toronto, Chabad Lubavitch of Markham in Thornhill has been a source of joy, support and identity.
Daily Archives: August 7, 2014
Over the years, Yeshiva Summer Program of Morristown, NJ has received some direct unique instructions from the Rebbe. Years ago, Rabbi Yisroel Gordon (YSP’s founder) was in Yechidus and the Rebbe instructed him to make sure to take photos of the programs and events he does, so people will remember.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took time off from his many pressing affairs last night to write a letter in a new Sefer Torah, which is being written in honor of the soldiers of the Israeli Defense Force.
The commanders of the Iron Dome defense system in the vicinity of Kfar Chabad turned the tables today, when they met with leaders and volunteers from the small Lubavitch enclave and thanked them.
No More, a song composed by Crown Heights songwriter Sarah Dukes, is a soulful tribute to the three Israeli teenagers, Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel, who were brutally murdered by Palestinian Terrorists earlier this summer.
They were three friends, fighters in the IDF’s armored brigade, who served together for months, waiting for their turn to go into Gaza and fight the terrorists. But at that moment the worst happened: a mortar shell fired by the enemy exploded nearby and killed all three, along with another soldier who was nearby.
The current war in Gaza did not have to happen. It is a result of the actions of the Israeli government and its supporters, including American backers, and complacent Jews in Eretz Yisroel and abroad. This war is one of the grave consequences of The Disengagement Plan, i.e., the expulsion of Jews, both soldiers and residents, from the Gaza Strip, and the resultant predictable empowerment of Hamas.
‘Bulletproof Stockings’ is a Chasidic all-female alt-rock band led by Dalia Shusterman and Perl Wolfe of Crown Heights. In a profile published yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, the band members, who perform to women-only audiences, said they consider themselves alternative rockers who are ‘Chasidic in musical flavor.’
Camp Gan Israel in the Poconos has just completed its first successful summer on its newly acquired 83-acre campus. Over 50 girls from Panama, Virgin Islands, California, Florida, Arizona, Texas and the tri-state area enjoyed 4 weeks in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, where they gained a deeper appreciation of their Jewish heritage and a stronger Jewish identity.
Millions of Americans partake in the ‘National Night Out Against Crime,’ an event held to prevent crime and build community partnerships between residents and law enforcement. This year’s event fell out on Tisha B’Av, but that did not stop Chabad of Simcha Monica from turning out in full force.
Instead of having a party, Joseph Ezon found a better way to celebrate his bar mitzvah. The Flatbush youngster traveled with his family and friends to Israel, where the group helped needy families by preparing food packages with Colel Chabad.