With great sadness we report the passing of Meir Aaron Schreiber OBM, a long time resident and political activist of Crown Heights. He passed away following an illness on Wednesday, the 4th of Elul, 5779.
Daily Archives: September 4, 2019
Jewish leaders and advocacy organizations have warmly welcomed the opening of a new office in New York City to combat the rising tide of antisemitic and racist hate crimes.
Knesset Israel Boca Barracas is a synagogue once more. Occupied by a squatter for the better part of two decades, the synagogue built in 1907 was desecrated when Rabbi Shneor Mizrahi discovered it six years ago. The Chabad representative to Barracas, a neighboring Buenos Aires district, determined to return the tarnished sanctuary to its former glory.
CrownHeights.info: We present a new series titled “A Weekly Medical Minute.” In this series, we will publish useful tips and information from Medical Professionals on Health, Wellness, and Medical issues.
This Monday, September 9th LifeTown will open in Livingston, New Jersey. In conjunction with this, we share the below article which appeared in the summer edition of the Lubavitch International magazine.
A community of Orthodox Jews prospers by selling products on Amazon — and keeping one foot in modernity and one foot out.
The Hachnosas Orchim board of Crown Heights, businessmen Avrohom Lokshin, Shneur Minsky & Menachem Gurevitch, meet with the Hanholos of Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim to plan this upcoming Tishrei season.
Eliyahu (Ilja) Šmorgun, Ph.D., a 32-year-old native of Tallinn who lectures on human-computer interaction at Tallinn University and is a leader of the local Jewish community, offers details on this demographic turn of events. He was interviewed by chabad.org.
Thunderstorms, hail, and high winds are on the forecast for the Tri-borough area tonight. All five boroughs of New York City are on the more likely list to get hit with the forecasted severe weather.
Over summer break, more than 135,000 parents, alumni, educators and supporters of private education in New York submitted comments to the State Education Department expressing opposition to the proposed “substantial equivalency” regulations and urging that they be withdrawn. The State Education Department is required by law to review and respond to each of the comments submitted.
Chabad Shliach to Temecula California Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz who is battling ALS, took off this morning from California with Hatzolah Air. He is on his way to New York for his sons Bar Mitzvah.
After devastating the northern Bahamas with a fury unprecedented in this Caribbean nation’s history, Hurricane Dorian is bearing down on the eastern coast of the United States with winds in excess of 110 miles per hour. The hurricane, one of the strongest on record in the Atlantic, has killed five people, leveling homes and flooding neighborhoods on the more remote Abaco Islands in the northern Bahamas. Chabad of the Bahamas has joined the relief efforts.
Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein affixed a mezuzah to the doorpost of the Machpelah House in Hevron Wednesday afternoon. “On September 4, 35 years ago, I was arrested in Moscow and sent to Gulag. Who would have believed then that I, as the Speaker of the Knesset, would be allowed to fix a mezuzah in the Machpelah House opposite the Cave of the Patriarchs?” Edelstein said.
Kentucky Governor Mathew Bevin was joined by Congressman Andy Barr, Rabbi Shlomo Litvin of Chabad of the Bluegrass and Kentucky Stae Senate President Robert Stivers as he signed Senate Bill 143, which codified into law the governor’s executive order from November of 2018. The executive order was aimed at companies engaged in the anti-Semitic Boycott-Divest-Sanctions movement against the Jewish State of Israel.
It all began a year ago with a simple conversation in shul. Two friends decided to begin with a commitment to go phone-free during the one hour of davening for the upcoming month of Elul, leaving their phones outside of the shul or tucked into a bag on airplane mode.
A Siyum Harambam was held in Paris Tuesday evening, withe a crowd of over a thousand in attendance. Men, woman and children filled the auditorium where the Siyum was held, and heard words of Torah from Rosh Yeshiva of Tomchei Temimim Burnoy, Rabbi Yechiel Kalmonson.
Brighter than the shine of the freshly polished floors and painted walls, were the beaming smiles of the Talmidim of Lubavitcher Yeshiva Crown Street as they entered the Yeshiva building. The joy and anticipation for another great year was palpable in every classroom.
Jewish education is flourishing in Russia, as staff doubles, new educational institutions open, hundreds of students enroll in Jewish day schools in Moscow, and thousands of Jewish children receive pure Jewish education throughout Russia.