Rabbi Sholom Schmerling and his wife Rivka started the Chabad of Venice & North Port, FL, with a handful of people in their living room in 2005. On Sunday, they will break ground on a new 11,000-square-foot synagogue complex on a 4.2-acre campus.
Daily Archives: March 8, 2016
Still reeling from the sudden and unprovoked stabbing attack four weeks ago in Crown Heights, many residents are still uneasy and concerned that the perpetrator has yet to have been arrested. Seeking to try and calm the community, the NYPD will be hosting a meeting to update the community on the case progress.
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After the Shiva of the Rebbetzin in 1988, the writing of a new Torah was commenced in her honor, with several dozen Nshei Chabad in attendance at the Rebbe and Rebbetzin’s home. Can you identify anyone in the photo?
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is reconsidering the “broken windows” theory of policing, pioneered by former mayor Rudy Giuliani and former NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, in which minor criminal offenses such as public drinking and littering are treated very seriously by law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Bringing together parents, youth and the greater community, Saving Lives Camarillo is a substance-abuse awareness organization that began seven years ago in California. The Saving Lives Camarillo Coalition has become a place where community members come together to help youth make wise choices. Its primary efforts are geared to reduce alcohol, drug and prescription-medication abuse by minors.
A year after the terror attack on the Hyper Cacher supermarket in Paris, which resulted in the murder of Yoav Hatab, HYD, a graduate of the Chabad Boys’ School in Tunisia, a Sefer Torah has been dedicated in his memory, which was entered into a synagogue in his hometown of Djerba.
Police are looking for a man who attempted to shoot a woman in a Crown Heights apartment building while she was holding her 7-year-old son. Thankfully, the gun jammed, and the intended victims were able to escape into an apartment.
Three Israelis were wounded, at least two of them critically, in separate shooting and stabbing terror attacks that occurred within minutes of each other in Jerusalem and Petah Tikva, respectively. Later in the day, a third terror attack occurred in central Jaffa, with the stabbing of at least three Israelis, one of whom died while being treated at the hospital.
Due to a change in location to South Africa’s capital city, Yeshivas Kayitz Costa Rica has been renamed to Yeshivas Kayitz-Pretoria.
“If only the walls can speak,” following the successful conclusion of their years High School Convention, a convention attendee wrote of her experiences spending a complete weekend in Crown Heights in the company of 1,200 girls from 32 Chabad schools from around the world.
For the second time in under two weeks, a magnificent new Mikvah was dedicated in Moscow, Russia. While the first new Mikvah is located on the campus of Machon Chomesh, a seminary for young Jewish woman, the second Mikvah was dedicated and the recently-rebuilt ‘Zhukovka Synagogue’ in the wealthier suburbs of the city.
With great sadness we inform you of the passing of Rabbi Binyomin Mentz OBM, a longtime resident of Crown Heights. He was 85 years old.