Torah Campaign Highlights Rabbi Gordon’s 1st Yahrtzeit

Shabbos Chof-Tes Teves marked the first Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin Gordon OBM. Hundreds turned out in person and thousands more tuned in online live via Chabad.org to participate in a special commemoration event that rounded off an inspirational weekend, which included the participation of Rabbi Gordon’s family, siblings from across the world, Shluchim of the Valley and beyond, and the Los Angeles community at large.

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Pesha Leah Lapine: A Portrait

On a Thursday afternoon, February 1992, after coming home from shopping, Pesha Leah (Phyllis) Lapine was murdered in her home. Chabad Lubavitch Archives compiled a brief portrait of her life based on interviews and articles that were published after her murder.

Judges Chosen for MyLife Essay Contest

Sunday night was a sleepless one for the MyLife: Essay Contest team. The Meaningful Life Center office was a buzzing hive of activity as the 11:59 PM essay submission deadline came and went. Essays began pouring in last week and continued to arrive in the MLC inbox right up until the deadline.

$25 Million Security Grant for NY Religious Schools

NYC Councilman David G. Greenfield congratulated Governor Andrew Cuomo, after Cuomo’s proposal this week to spend $25 million to provide security for non-public schools throughout the state. Cuomo’s measure echoes Greenfield’s own historic law, passed with overwhelming support in 2016, that provides free security guards for nearly every non-public school in New York City including yeshivas and Catholic schools.