This photo depicts the scene of a summer’s day on Kingston Avenue in the mid 1980s. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
Daily Archives: June 24, 2015
Police have announced the arrest of Janice Vargas-Cruz, a 40-year-old woman who is suspected of being the driver of the sedan that ran over and ultimately killed 93-year-old Milwood Hughes yesterday.
New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring a proposal put forth by the City Council over Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initial objections.
This past Sunday evening, groups of businessmen gathered to thank the Bochurim of Yeshivah Gedolah of Melbourne who regularly visit them on Mivtzoim. The evening was scheduled for the day after Gimmel Tammuz in order to honor and pay tribute to the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York State legislative leaders announced a framework agreement that will allocate an unprecedented $250 million of new funding to the state’s non-public schools for mandated services—the largest amount ever allocated to this program.
Hundreds of local community members and guests from around the world gathered at a wedding hall in Bellevue, Washington, to celebrate the wedding of Sarale Farkash, whose parents serve as Chabad Shluchim in the city, and Chaim Shaul Rivkin of Kfar Chabad, Israel.
A group of Bochurim who arrived in New York for Gimmel Tammuz struck up a conversation with the taxi driver who picked them up from the airport, who revealed to them that he is Jewish. When they arrived in Crown Heights, the Bochurim wasted no time in helping the man put on Tefilin and say Shema, right there on the street.
It was a bittersweet event, filled with the conflicting emotions that come with extreme sadness mingled with joy. You could sense the powerful feelings, blending in the air along with the fuzzy white confetti drifting down from the cottonwood trees above.
Bochurim in the Smicha Program at Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim “Chovevei Torah” in Crown Heights pose for a group photo after they successfully completed their studies in the laws of Issur V’heter (Kashrus).
Baci Weiler, a female Jewish student who caused a social media firestorm when she uploaded photos of a Lubavitcher Bochur putting tefillin on her after mistaking her for a man, issued a public apology to him, which she posted to her Facebook page.
YSP began this year with an on time departure from Crown Heights. After the quick one hour bus ride, the Talmidim piled into the Zal, where Rabbi Goldberg greeted them with the traditional YSP speech
A crowd of some 250 friends and supporters gathered at Chabad of Peabody, Massachusetts for a dedication ceremony of their new Chabad House.
Rabbi Nachman Simon, Shliach to Delmar, a suburb of Albany, interviewed New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind on ‘The Jewish View,’ a cable TV talk show. Hikind discussed the Education Investment Tax Credit and other issues involving the New York Jewish community, and talked about an encounter he had with the Lubavitcher Rebbe.