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.
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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.
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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.
A group of Lubavitcher Chassidim have launched a Sheva Mitzvos B’nei Noach campaign, targeting Palestinians living in East Jerusalem.
The three-day ‘Babyland Expo’ in Tel Aviv, which was held from Tuesday to Thursday last week, attracted around 30,000 visitors this year. Many of them stopped to do a Mitzvah at Chabad’s ‘Mivtzoim’ stand.
It’s been a pretty difficult century for Chicago Cubs fans; the baseball team hasn’t won the World Series since 1908, the longest championship drought in sports history. But that hasn’t stopped the team’s hardcore fans from cheering—and praying—for a miracle.
The Talmidm of Shiur Aleph Mesivta at Yeshivas Lubavitch-Toronto and Friends of the late Menachem Mendel Cotlar, OBM, of Houston, TX, built and dedicated a sukkah mobile in his memory.
Rabbi Yirmi Cohen, along with two of his children, met with the oldest Jewish Member of Parliament in Canada, Mr. Monte Kwinter, and together they performed the Mitzvah of shaking the Lulav and Esrog.
Chabad of Mile End in Montreal built a ‘Pedi-Sukkah’ – a sukkah attached to a bicycle – which roamed the neighborhood offering local Jews the opportunity to fulfill the Mitzvos of Sukkos.
Allan Sheff “will never forget” when Rabbi Leibel Fine came to his doorstep with a shofar in hand. “It was the first day of Rosh Hashanah, and I wasn’t feeling well and hadn’t been able to attend synagogue. That afternoon there was a knock at the door, and there was Leibel, who’d recently arrived with his wife, Chana, to establish a Chabad House.
CGI-West – Camp Gan Israel on the West Coast – went on a grand trip to the magnificent Yosemite National Park. In addition to enjoying the spellbinding views and refreshing hikes, the campers made a point to put Tefilin on any willing Jew they encountered – and there were quite a few.
For the fourth year in a row, CTeen’s representatives had all hands on deck at every location at the JCC Maccabi Games in Wisconsin, Texas and Florida, operating Mitzvah booths with local shluchim to give the participants as well as the volunteers, something to add a little extra light to their day.
In what has already become a summer tradition, a group of 15 young and ambitious rabbis assembled in Moscow for a 3-week journey – in mobile synagogues – to cross the vast lands of Russia, aiming to reach out to every small and even the most remote Jewish community.
While waiting for a friend outside Wrigley Field in Chicago, writer Paul Schneider met a persistent young Lubavitcher, who tried to persuade him to put on Tefilin. Paul’s article about this encounter was a featured story on the web magazine The Good Men Project.
At the Shipudei Beer Sheva Mediterranean style eatery, they are used to serving hummous, shwarma and falafel. These days, owner Yossi Bitton has thrown some spiritual food into the mix with a Tefillin box that he’s installed, offering patrons the chance to wrap Tefillin and say the Shema prayer.
Greeting the thousands of baseball fans was a group of Bochurim from the Yeshiva Gedola of Cincinnati who did Mivtzoim and put on Tefillin with many of the attendees.