As we are all making our final preparations to usher in the new year, we – the staff at CrownHeights.info – would like to wish our loyal readers, fans, contributors and tipsters a happy and healthy sweet new year, K’siva Vachasima Tova, Leshono Tova Tikosaivu V’Tichosemu and a Gut Gebentched Yohr.
It is forbidden on a holiday to do any act in preparation for the following day, even if the following day is Shabbat. However, the sages created a halachic device, called an eruv tavshilin, which allows one to cook food on a holiday day for use on a Shabbat that immediately follows it.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Michoel Seligson will lead a discussion on the topic of Rosh Hashana.
Misaskim volunteers go beyond the call of duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, during life’s most devastating moments. Now they need your help.
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Nesanel Ben Chaya Rochel, the one-year-old son of Shluchim who will be undergoing open heart surgery Monday morning.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Levy Djian, Shliach in Manhattan, will lead a discussion on the topic: A New Mindset for a New Year.
Tomorrow, Labor Day Monday, hundreds of thousands will be attending the annual West Indian American Day Parade in Crown Heights. Celebrations begin Sunday evening and run through Monday night. CrownHeights.info has compiled all the info you need to know in order to navigate the gridlocked neighborhood. Interactive map in the Extended Article.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shuchat will lead a discussion on the topic: The importance of a Moreh Hora’ah to guide your daily life.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Friday through Sunday, September 1-3, for a Muslim holiday. Alternate side parking and parking meter regulations will be suspended on Monday, September 4, for Labor Day.
Just in time for Elul, a month when it’s customary to have one’s Tefilin and Mezuzos Checked, Crown Heights-based Chevras Hasofrim has rolled out a cutting-edge new website, GoSofer.com, enabling consumers to make informed, personal choices as they take part in the exciting process of purchasing and servicing tashmishei kedushah for their home and family.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Avrohom Eliyohu Wudowsky will lead a discussion on the topic: Davening Maariv early.
Whether you have children or not, some things are just fundamentally understood. A child needs a parent! For children to grow in a healthy, confident, and stable manner, they need parental support and guidance.
Please take a moment and say a Kapital Tehillim for Faiga Bas Rochel, who is having a very serious emergency procedure, beginning at 11am in Mount Sinai hospital.
With less than two weeks until their 3rd Annual Tesla Raffle, the Chicago Chesed Fund is ready to put a big smile on someone’s face. The innovative fundraiser will give one lucky winner the choice of any Tesla model (Tesla Model 3, Tesla S, or Tesla X – valued at $84,000) or $50k cash.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Klein will lead a discussion on the topic: Can one fulfill the mitzva of bikur cholim via Skype?
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended on Tuesday, August 15, for a Catholic holiday.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Fishel Oster will lead a discussion on the topic: Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh in the clouds.
Rabbi Shmuel Lezell will be sitting Shiva after the passing of his mother, Mrs. Shirley (Tziporah) Lezell, OBM, whose funeral will pass … Continued
Today, Tu B’Av, is an auspicious day about which it is written “there were no Yomim Tovim for the Yiden like the 15th of Av.” Therefore, men women and children from around the world will be participating in rallies and storming the heavens today for the Refuah Sheleimah of Chana bas Mushka, a 7-year-old shlucha.
This Shabbos at the Besht, Rabbi Binyomin Kreigsman will lead a discussion on the topic: Scrabble and puzzles on shabbos – practical applications of the melacha of kosev and mochek on shabbos.
Tonight (Wednesday) at midnight is the deadline to sign up for Challah Bake International’s Tu B’Av Shidduch Bake, which will take place on Friday, when women all over the world will unite baking Challah at home and praying on behalf of all those who need a Shidduch.
Today, as we mourn the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash, let us join together to strengthen the very fabric of our community. In this interview, Miriam Yerushalmi addresses the critical issues faced by today’s Jewish family and discuss solutions for living a healthy, more connected Jewish life.