Young Yeshivah (Melbourne Australia) recently celebrated its second Siyum Sefer Torah, generously donated by Mr and Mrs Michael & Sylvia Goldhirsch, in honour of Sylvia’s parents, Fishel and Basia Bock.
In a letter dated 20 Iyar 5720, the Rebbe put special attention on Jewish teens, even adding that in general youth responds more readily to youth. “They have special qualities of untapped reserves of energy and enthusiasm.” Today, the Rebbes words continue to ring true, as CTeen continues to climb the ladder of international and global change at the hands of its teen leaders.
Among the thousands of guests that celebrated the high holidays in Crown Heights, many participated in the learning programs organized by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim. With the conclusion of this uplifting month, many took part in tests on the material they learned.
The Los Angeles Jewish community showed up en masse for the annual Simchas Bais Hashoeva in the streets of Hollywood.
The Talmidim of United Lubavitcher Yeshiva presented a grand Sukkah Expo showcasing the talent and creativity of the Talmidim from grades 1 through 8. The Talmidim put their creative minds to work as they built brilliant models of Sukkos and other Chassidishe themes related to Sukkos.
A group of Lubavitchers and mekurovim spent an uplifting Shabbos at the Tzion of the Rebbe Maharash in honor of his Yohrtzeit on the 13th of Tishrei. Rabbi Elyashiv Kaplun made Havdalah at the end of Shabbos.
Hundreds participated in a unique and insightful panel – hosted by Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim – on the Rebbes sichos from 1991 and 1992. It was lead by Rabbi Chaim Shaul Brook of Vaad Hanachos Blaha”k, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Kaplan, Rabbi Eliezer Zaklikovsky and Rabbi Pesach Schmerling.
Hundreds arrived at the Marina Roscha Shul in the center of Moscow to do kapparos before Yom Kippur. The chickens were slaughtered right there by a crew of skilled Shochtim from the Moscow Shluchim, under the constant supervision of Mashgichim from the Chief Rabbinate of Russia which runs under the auspices of Rabbi Lazar.
On honor of Vov Tishrei, the Yohrtzeit of the Rebbetzin Chana, Vaad Hatmimi hosted a special farbregne with one of the Rebbes choizrim Reb Yoel Kahan with over 1,000 in attendance.
In honor of Rebbetzin Chana’s Yartzeit on Vov Tishrei, the students of Bais Rivkah High School gathered for their very own Mega Challah Bake, representing the letter Ches in the name Chana which the Rebbe teaches is the mitzvah of challah. Preparations began long before school even started.
Taking advantage of subsidized Kapores, thousands took advantage of the $5 bargain thanks to the generosity of a number of philanthropists who enabled NCFJE to offer the deep discounts.
With Shabbos ending sooner, hundreds of guests staying in Crown Heights for the month of Tishrei seized the opportunity to utilize their time on Motzai Shabbos to study Lekutai Sichos in the Kollel. The Shiur was organized by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim.
Hundreds of Tishrei guests took the opportunity Friday to go out on the streets of the city to do Mivtziom.
Thousands of guests spending the month of Tishrei in Crown Heights were welcomed in a lavish event on Wedenday evening, Motzai Tzom Gedalia. Hosted by Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim, they were treated to a sit down meal and farbrengen with words of encouragment from mashpiim and shluchim.
The highlight of the annual Kinus HaShluchim, the gala banquet, has found itself a new home. This year’s banquet will be held at the Rockland Community College in Suffern, NY Kinus organizers are enthusiastic about the new venue, anticipating it will provide for a more spacious and comfortable banquet experience.
Guests staying in Crown Heights over the month of Tishrei welcomed in the new year with a farbrengen hosted by Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim. They Farbrenged with Rabbi Sholom Duchman of Colel Chabad and Rabbi Menachem Kenig, the Menahel of Tomchei Temimim Lod.
Every evening, following a day full of learning, the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim organizes farbrengens for the guests. With the beginning of the month of Tishrei just days away a farbrengen was lead by Rabbi Sholom Zarchi in which he extolled the merit of those who are spending the high holidays in the Rebbes proximity.
Erev Shabbos meets Erev Rosh Hashana! Wine By the Case yet again teamed up with JMenu to feature some entertainment, great free cocktails, and food for the anash of Crown Heights. Yet again people passing by the store witnessed an exciting live band, Benny Friedman captivating the crowd, JJ’s Holy Cow food truck selling their delicious food, and a bartender in the store creating mixed Comsi Comsa Apple Champagne cocktails in honor of Rosh Hashana.
Feeding thousands of guests is no small task and in the lunchroom of Oholei Torah the needs of those guests are seen to every day, for three meals a day.
Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim, under the auspices of the many yeshivos in Israel has been placed in charge of the visiting Bochurims spiritual and physical needs, has arranged a full study curriculum from morning to evening with a wide array of staff.
Hundreds of Anash and Temimim in Montreal, Canada gathered on Thursday evening for an event marking the Siyum HoRambam, following the Rebbes directive to study it daily. Special guest at the event was Rabbi Chaim Shaul Brook, the director of Vaad Hanochos B”lahak.
Daniel Leybengrub, a 10th grader at Bard Public High School in NYC, has a new perspective with which to greet the high holidays. “My son has become much stronger spiritually,” shared Lona Leybengrub, Daniel’s mother. “He talks a lot more about the Jewish customs and traditions and is looking forward to this year’s high holidays. He feels the trip has made him a better person overall with new understandings about Judaism, people and the entire world.”