Sterling Electronics has been partially cleaned out in a quiet move Thursday night. Many Crown Heights residence witnessed as moving trucks pulled up to the store and workers began removing the merchandise from the shelves. This comes following the revelation of the stores involvement in the recent Credit Card “swipe for points” scandal that left many with tens of thousands, and some with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.
When Izzy Young, the tireless folk-music impresario, passed away on Feb. 4 in Stockholm at the age of 90, the media took note of a storied career in the history in creating the modern folk-music movement. Missing from the details about this self-described “Jewish boy from the Bronx” is the backstory behind his friendship with Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Chaim Greisman.
Today at 2pm: The popular Chassidic band, Rogers Park, will be performing at a unique and interactive concert geared for children of all ages. The Kids’ Concert will be held Sunday, February 17 from 2:00 – 2:45 on the 2nd floor at the Jewish Children’s Museum. The concert is being held in conjunction with the Music Room, a temporary exhibit at the JCM.
As we are making our way through the first of this years two months of Adar, RebbeDrive has released two new photos from the newly restored Farbrengen of Purim 5729. Captured on Purim 1969, that Farbrengen marked the longest Purim Farbrengen throughout the Rebbe’s N’sius.
Bringing more light to the world in the year since the mass school shooting in Parkland Florida. Read how these individuals have turned tragedy into growth, and suffering into a future.
Thirty years after the first wave of Russian Jews landed on these shores, the babushkas and fur ushankas have disappeared. But the American-born grandchildren of those immigrants still speak Russian with their parents and grandparents. They socialize with friends of Russian background and do so in Russian Jewish enclaves where the food, drink, and music reflect the tastes of their Slavic grandparents. Why do Russian-speaking Jews seem so uninterested in American Jewish life and what can we do to better engage them?
The winners of the “Bayis Raffle”: Congratulations to Dovid Monstirsky and family, from Haifa, Israel, who won six months’ rent or mortgage. Congratulations to Shcherbina Family from Chicago, IL. who won a collection of 100 Chasidus Seforim to enhance the home.
The Crown Heights Jewish Community Council will hold elections for the first time in eight years. The news was released in a letter sent to the Rabonim of Crown Heights, and signed by Executive Director Eli Cohen.
Over 1,000 students from more than 75 Hebrew Schools around the world showed off their Jewish knowledge last week at the JewQ School Championships. At different locations across the globe, Jewish boys and girls participated in the live game show style competition in an effort to be crowned the JewQ champions of their respective Hebrew School.
Volunteer first responders attended an evening of training sponsored by Councilman Chaim Deutsch on Homeless intervention. The event was attended by volunteers from across NYC.
More than 2000 people gathered in Dock Pullman Salons to support the institutions of Beth Lubavitch. Beth Lubavitch works day after day with to perpetuate our tradition. It should be noted that this gala evening marked the 20 years of anniversary of the Beth Haya Mouchka complex in the 19th district in Paris.
This Shabbos at the Besht: Rabbi Yosef Shmukler runs the smicha program in the kolel of Chabad of upper west side Manhattan. He will be speaking on the topic of How to keep food warm on shabbos.
Awareness about mental illness and addiction has grown in the Jewish community, but there is yet stigma associated with these issues. Jeff’s Place, a cafe and coworking space that hosts support groups and twelve-step meetings after hours, newly opened by Chabad Intown in Atlanta, hopes to change that.
One person has been arrested after he hit a woman with her baby on Albany Ave in Crown Heights. The man stayed on scene, but was arrested for driving with a suspended license.
Due to popular demand, NDFT together with The Besht will be hosting a women’s only seminar, this evening, on safety and security. Since this past Sunday, when The Tactical Rabbi, Raziel Cohen, gave a class at The Besht about Personal and Home Defense, there has been overwhelming response to have another class for all of the women who could not come due to being at KSCVK and for those who were not yet aware of it.
Chabad of Orange County, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, hosted a fun and educational “Bourekas & Blessings” event at the Chabad Center in Chester. The “evening filled with food, friend fun and friends” focused on making bourekas as well as learning the various blessings made on foods according to Jewish tradition.
A book written by 7th grader Tzvi Bloom dedicated to his cousin Sophie is a tremendous aid to families, communities, and schools which include children who must celebrate Shabbos “differently”.
A shocking incident was caught on camera when a witness filmed a UPS driver refusing to move for an ambulance in Boro Park. The ambulance at the time was heading to Maimonidies Hospital with a critical pt on board.
He had no official title and received no salary, but with dedication and love, Rabbi Mendel Baumgarten, who passed away this week at the age of 92, was a lifelong Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, dedicated to teaching Torah and sharing the joys of Judaism with anyone he met.
Tapping into the current public focus on women’s empowerment, Boca Beach Chabad in Florida launched a new platform where women’s life journeys, stories, and lessons are celebrated, shared, and given over to the next generation.
A whirlwind 3 day trip to Crown Heightd by members of the Manchester community, organised meticulously and led by the community Mashpia Rabbi Moshe Wolberg, left the participants with a profound and life changing experience.
The Chabad Center for English speakers in Moscow, run by Rabbi Jacob Halevi Klein, welcomed a new Torah Scroll in an event attended by Russia’s chief Rabbi, Rabbi Berel Lazar. The event was attended by dignitaries including president of the Association of Jewish Communities of Russia, Rabbi Alexander Breda, US ambassador to Russia, Israel’s ambassador to Russia, the donors, family members and members of the large community.