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.”
A section of Carroll Street in Crown Heights was renamed “Sarah and Michoel Behrman Way” in a ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
Julia Landis, CTeen leader from Manalapan, New Jersey, has a new favorite story to tell after returning home from CTeen’s third annual Heritage Quest. “Life changing isn’t the word. This is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me and my family.”
Beis Rivka Day Camp ended last week with a hop, skip, and bounce as campers jumped on huge bouncing balls, Jewish music, and live entertainment after enjoying a delicious BBQ! Each day of camp began with warm greetings from chayusdikeh counselors, was filled with a whirlwind of fun, and ended with smiles and hugs.
On Sunday, 17 Menachem Av, Chabad of Greensboro hosted a kinus for the Southern Region. Shluchim traveled from Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
Smiling Talmidim with their proud parents filled the halls at United Lubavitcher Yeshiva, excited for their first day of Shnas Halimudim 5779.
An emotional farewell, but also a new beginning for the small community of Singapore. The bustling island-city in Southeast Asia sadly does not boast a huge variety of kosher cuisine. Nonetheless, last year’s bochurim recently organised and hosted a cheese and wine banquet commemorating their departure after 12 months of dedication, as well as welcoming next year’s shluchim, handpicked by Rabbi Rivni to service the community’s various needs.
Bais Rivkah was abuzz this week as the characters of Mitzvah Blvd arrived! From the very first moment of show till the end, the campers were entertained and enthralled to see their favorite puppets come to life. With one camper even asking their counselor, “Are you sure those aren’t real?”
Robert Meeropol was only six years old when, in 1953, his parents Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed by the US government as spies for the Soviet Union. Yesterday at age 71, he took part in an ancient Jewish ritual when he put on Tefillin for the first time, something that Jewish boys usually do when they turn 13 at their bar mitzvah.
After last years amazing success camp Yaldei Hashluchim Ukraine reopened again for the second time with over 40 kids. Shluchim from all over Ukraine sent their children far away from their place of Shlichus in order to be in an environment of Torah and Mitzvos, an environment of Yiddishkeit and Chassidishkeit as well as a place filled with fun exciting trips and activities.