EnerJew – the Former Soviet Union’s (FSU) Jewish youth movement, hosted the “Grand Shabbaton South” seminar in Kiev, Ukraine last week. Over 115 teenagers from 12 cities in four countries – Estonia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Ukraine – participated.
Today, the 19th of Teves, Educational Institute Oholei Torah celebrates the day of its founding. School events were held in all the divisions marking this most momentous day.
Some 1,000 high school girls were in Crown Heights over the weekend to partake in the annual International Lubavitch Girls High School Convention, which was once again hosted by Beis Rivkah.
Some 650 Crown Heights residents attended Operation Survival’s drug awareness and prevention event on Sunday evening Jan 8th. The event served as an opportunity to highlight the need for prevention strategies and an increased awareness and understanding of the drug problem in the community.
The Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Mr. Yuli Edelstein, visited the Jewish community in Tallinn, Estonia, last Thursday as part of his official country visit. Edelstein visited Tallinn’s Grand synagogue and was welcomed by the members of the local community and dignitaries – a meeting that developed into an intimate meeting.
Bnos HaShluchim of Tzfas held a six day special Chanukah program for a bunch of lucky students. While the rest of the dorm residents went home for Chanukah, the Bnos HaShluchim group remained and enjoyed fun activities tailored to their specific interests.
Over a thousand Jews turned up at the Israeli Embassy in Paris to protest the “Mideast peace summit” held in the French capital on Sunday, which as-predicted was nothing more than a ruse for nations to come together and bash Israel for daring to defend itself against Palestinian terrorism.
Hundreds of women turned out Sunday evening for the auction and evening of entertainment benefiting Lubavitcher Yeshiva. Following the Chinese auction viewing, which was complimented by delicious hot food from a number of popular local restaurants, the crowdwas entertained by the music of Sarah Dukes and heard and inspiring talk from Mrs. Rivkah Slonim.
Update: List of Chinese auction winners in the extended article.
Rebecca Rabinor’s son Samuel is turning 11, and thanks to the arrival of a Chabad couple to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, he has a rabbi to help him study for his bar mitzvah.
Lubavitcher Yeshiva Crown St. put on a special program for men this Motzai Shabbos with hundreds turning out in support at their annual auction event. The program included an auction viewing, delicious hot food from famous loacl restaurants including Izzy’s Smokehouse and Boeuf and Bun, all while the crowd enjoyed the entertainment of magician and mentalists Marc Garfinkel.
Hei Teves, the Chag Hageulah of our generation, was marked in Minnesota with a truly memorable evening of inspiration and growth. Over 120 men, women, and children gathered in Lubavitch House in West S. Paul, where a festive, multi-course, gourmet seudah was enjoyed.
Over 80 boys and 90 girls from nine European countries including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Northern Cyprus, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary and Poland, traveled to Zhytomyr and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, for a week full of friends, activities, chassidishe chayus and inspiration at “Shluchim Shtetl”, a winter camp geared specifically for Hebrew speaking Shluchim all over Europe, currently in it’s 6th year.
Jason Finkelstein, 22, a financial adviser and planner for North Star Resource Group in Minnesota, met Rabbi Sholom Brook through the Chabad rabbi at the University of Kansas, where Finkelstein was active with the campus program. From that first meeting, Finkelstein thought Brook was “a cool, friendly, welcoming guy.”
Winter Torah, was a four-day intensive learning seminar, and the first initiative of its kind by Chabad Shluchim on campus. Sponsored in part by Chabad on Campus International, Winter Torah is geared primarily for college students with affiliated backgrounds.
The Tzeirei HaShluchos West Coast Winter Camp in partnership with MyShliach of Merkos 302 has concluded an amazing eight, fun-packed days of chayus, chassidishkeit and excitement for close to 80 girls from across the Western United States. This follows a similarly top-notch session for over 100 boys.
Earlier this month, the fathers of the eight grade class of Oholei Torah were invited to join for a day in yeshiva.
Paris City Hall, usually not a place friendly to Israel, lit up with an Israeli flag in commemoration of the four IDF soldiers who were murdered by a terrorist truck driver.
Since its founding in the late 1960s, the Village in Vail, Colorado has had one Interfaith Chapel for use by congregations of many faiths. Now, for the first time in Village history, an exclusively Jewish sanctuary is opening up in town. Chabad Jewish Center has just purchased a building to be used as its permanent home, overturning a longstanding amendment in the process.
Last night (Monday), a memorial ceremony was held for the victims of the Hyper Cacher terror attack, marking two years since shoppers at a popular kosher supermarket in Paris were killed and held hostage by a Jihadi gunman.
Thousands of people of all ages and stripes gathered on Tuesday, December 27, the forth night of Chanukah, at the centrally located Caulfield Park in Melbourne, Australia, to mark the 25th annual Chanukah in the Park celebration.
Chabad Chinuch for girls is flourishing on Long Island: The Cheder Chabad Girls of Long Island celebrated their first siddur party with much excitement.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Hey Teves, this year’s Oholei Torah PTA Annual Didan Notzach Book Fair event was taken to the next level. Permeating the event with a real feeling for the significance of this important day, and over 1200 children benefited from the exciting event.