Writing for the Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper, Allan Ripp profiles one of Chabad’s Mitzvah Tanks – a synagogue on wheels that provide New Yorkers with blessings—and house calls.
A Sukkah Mobile and Mitzvah Tank which traveled around Toronto on Sukkos was dedicated by the friends of 13-year-old Mendel Cotlar of Houston, TX who passed away two years ago.
It was in the final moments of Hoshana Rabah as Sruly Danzinger, a student of Lubavitch Educational Center (LEC) of Miami, was on Mivtzoim trying to get as many Jews to to perform the Mitzvah of Lulav, when a special encounter occurred.
In response to those who said Tel Aviv is not a holy city, a group of young volunteers working in tandem with Chabad on the Coast wrapped Tefilin with 262 men in just under 10 hours, setting a world record!
Some bar mitzvah-age boys in the U.S. Pacific Northwest who will head off to yeshivah and high schools this fall will take with them many experiences and fond memories from their current academic year. One of them is sure to be their weekly trips to Cedar Sinai Park, a senior-citizen housing campus in Portland, Ore.
Israeli security minister MK Gilad Erdan began his trip to New York City with a visit to the Rebbes Ohel. … Continued
Family, friends and volunteers gathered Thursday afternoon for an event in tribute of Rabbi Kuti Rapp OBM, and an unveiling of a new and more permanent Tefillin Stand, which is operated by Chabad of the Airport at John F. Kennedy’s International Airport, Terminal 4.
Today, Yud Alef Nisaan 5776, marks the 114th birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. As every year, Chassidim gave the Rebbe a birthday present: 66 ‘Mitzvah Tanks’ rolling through New York City, marking 66 years of The Rebbe’s Nesius.
Four Mitzvah Tanks paraded through the streets of Montreal last week in honor of the Rebbe’s 114th birthday. A team effort of locals, Bochurim and Anash together created the first Yud Alef Nissan Tank Parade in Montreal.
Two Lubavitcher Bochrim have combined over 1,500 of their own Mivtzoim encounters into an amazing collage depicting a portrait of the Rebbe.
Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz visited a model Matzah in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn Thursday afternoon while on the campaign trail in New York. He was greeted by Rabbi Moshe Winner of the Chabad Neshama Center and together with a group of children they baked Mazah and spoke about Passover.
At a pre-Purim for students in Oholei Torah one principal discovered that their entertainer was a Jew who never put on Tefillin before. This lead to an impromptu Bar Mitzvah celebration.
The first time that Rabbi Mordechai Lightstone and his wife, Chana, attended the South by Southwest (better known as SXSW) music, film and interactive festival in Austin, Texas, attendees approached them and said: “We have a rabbi and his family here; we should do something Jewish,” recalls Chana Lightstone.
Mivtzoim meets big data: A Lubavitcher-owned company, Gorin Systems, has developed an innovative system to help Shluchim and others doing Mivtzoim identify who is likely Jewish based on their last name and historical immigration records.
As part of MyShliach’s 17th Regional Shabbaton, which is being held in Venice, Italy, young Shluchim set out in the Jewish Ghetto to do Mivtzoim and put on Tefillin with Jews.
On the 3rd night of Chanukah, a group of talmidim from ULY-Ocean Parkway, led by Rabbi Moshe Reinitz, traveled to the Brooklyn Developmental Center in Spring Creek, Brooklyn, for an evening of Chesed.
A makeshift memorial was set up on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street at the sight where a terrorist opened fire on Sunday, killing two and injuring several more. Though the killer is still at large, hundreds of Israelis have been flocking to the site to light a candle, lay flowers, remember the victims and show defiance against terror.
Rabbi Mendel Goldstein of Crown Heights met a 70-year-old Jewish stock trader who hadn’t put on Tefilin since his Bar Mitzvah, which took place in 1958. The man readily agreed to put on Tefilin, and – with deep emotion – recited “Shema Yisroel” on his own.
Rabbi Mikhael Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of Jewish-French Community Center of New York, hosted a public Menorah lighting and Chanukah gathering for French-speaking Jews in Times Square.
Sunday night, the first night of Chanukah, saw the largest crowd ever attend the annual Public Menorah Lighting in New Haven, located at the New Haven Green, in the heart of Yale University.
The talmidim of Shiur Aleph of Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto rented a Mitzvah Tank, which they operated during their Chanukah break in memory of their colleague, Mendel Cotlar, OBM, of Houston.
With Chanukah this year starting on Sunday, a day that RV rental companies are closed, the Mitzvah Tank Org. made special arrangements to have them open Motzai Shabbos so that the tanks can start going on Mivtzoim on Sunday starting from the very first light.