The City of Sydney was filled with cheerful and uplifting Jewish Music that made people want to dance and sing along. Such was the beginning of the Chanukah in the City annual event hosted by Chabad Youth NSW under the auspicious of Chabad NSW and in association with CBD Chabad.
A menorah lighting and dedication was held at the NYPD 71st precinct in Crown Heights. The Menorah, which was donated by a community member, is a first for the 71st precinct.
The NYC Health Department has banned unvaccinated children from schools in certain area codes of Brooklyn. The move comes after an outbreak of the Measles in the Orthodox Jewish community continues to spread.
In an evening of empowerment, inspiration and solidarity, a large crowd of men and women gathered in the Oholei Torah Ballroom this past Motzei Shabbos to join in Yagdil Torah’s sixth gala Melave Malka, celebrating 12 years of success in its efforts to provide each individual with the resources needed to advance in Limud HaTorah.
Five yeshivah students from Yeshivas Ohr Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles are utilizing their Chanukah break to spread light along the West Coast. They are in the midst of 3,000-mile trek in a rented RV (dubbed a mitzvah tank) outfitted with large signs and an oversized menorah, with the mission of spreading Chanukah warmth and light all along their path.
Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo Ron Huldai inaugurated the renewed Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv by lighting the fourth Chanukah candle of the central Chabad Chanukah Menorah.
Immediate action by the victim of an assault in Crown Heights, and a quick response by Crown Heights Shomrim, ended with one person in cuffs Wednesday night.
Over 100 Hebrew School kids from across the globe put on their creativity caps this past week, as they participated in the Chabad Hebrew School International Menorah Contest run by CKids.
The American Airlines Arena in Miami, was transformed into a Chanukah celebration this Sunday as the Miami Heat hosted their tenth annual Jewish Heritage Night with Chabad of Florida. They join teams in all divisions of both the Eastern and Western Conferences hosting similar events this Chanukah.
Yeshivah students from Safed brought the light of Chanukah, and danced with IDF troops in Metulla prior to an operation in which the troops destroyed a 40 meter long tunnel built by the Iranian-backed terror group Hezbollah. The tunnel started in the Lebanese town of Kfarkela and snaked into Metulla, an Israeli town of 1,000 surrounded on three sides by Lebanon.
Chabad of Melbourne CBD held their annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting in Parliament House on the 2nd Day of Chanukah. Under the direction of the Central Business District’s Shliach, Rabbi Chaim Herzog, Chabad has now been hosting the event, which takes place in the Parliament of Victoria for eighteen years.
An aspiring thief found the perfect theft in an unattended bench sitting in a Crown Heights alleyway. Unfortunately for him, it had a bike tied to it, and it was all caught on camera.
The following letter was penned by Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin as he commemorates one year from his miraculous release from prison:
Over 300 people turned up to join Rabbi Odom Brandman and his Community of Chabad Buckhurst Hill, to light the first lamp of Chanukah on Queens Road, in the heart of Buckhurst Hill, Essex, yesterday.
Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida under the Leadership of Shliach Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, celebrated Chanukah on a Cruise with the Lighting of the Menorah.
With Chanukah here, it’s important for Jewish children to learn about the Festival of Lights in a fun and engaging way. CKids, a branch of Merkos 302, has been making that happen with the Maccabee Makerspace program that it recently launched.
In spite of the tensions in Paris, with demonstrations in the streets, the international Chanuka Menorah Lighting took place near the Eiffel Tower together with Jews in Jerusalem, Netanya, and New York.
A state of emergency has been requested by French President Emmanuel Macron. The decision for state of emergency was made following deadly mass protests throughout France, that have seen a few deaths, and many injured.
A home has gone large in spreading the mitzvah of Chanukah with a house sized Menorah. The house, located on Carol St near Troy Ave, has the Menorah shaped of LED lights on the facade of the house.
Excitement was high despite the freezing cold as a large crowd, along with millions of viewers from all the news networks in Russia watched as candle was lit by the Cheif Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar.
The first night of Chanukah really kicked-off on Sydney’s North Shore, with over 1800 people from the community coming together at “Chanukah on the Green” on Sunday night.
On Sunday, the presidents of the first and second chambers (parliament and senate) of the Dutch Government in The Hague received a menorah. Parliament members from the different political parties attended the menorah lighting ceremony, as well as shluchim from across the country.