Crown Heights’s oldest Porch Minyan, “Ohel Benish” located at 1472 President, will be opening for the community tonight for Tikun Leil Shavuos. A separate porch with a Mechitza will be provided for women as well.
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.
It is the custom of the Rebbe before Shavuos to bless all Jews to receive the Torah B’simcha U’b’pnimiyous. Many expressed their understanding of what the two terms mean or refer to, and I would like to offer an additional perspective based on the following story.
Shmaya Krinsky (Crown Heights) and Nechama Brashevitzky (Crown Heights)
Rabbi Aharon Yaakov Schwei served in many positions throughout his life, including as a teacher, summer-camp rabbi and serving on the rabbinic court of the Crown Heights Jewish community in Brooklyn, N.Y. He passed away on April 24th, during the COVID-19 pandemic, after contracting the virus.
From Erev Shavuos through Sunday, there will be a worldwide program for 5th-8th grade boys taking place online. Each boy learns a certain Shavuot Sicha through a special video, and takes a short test to enter into three raffles.
The Gedaliah Society, in conjunction with Dr. Rosen, has published an update for the Crown Heights Jewish community with clear guidelines to help dispel any confusion in the community.
A major crash involving a white box truck and a Hatzalah ambulance thankfully left no serious injuries Thursday morning. Exactly how the accident occurred has not yet been announced
Mendy and Chaya Cohen (St. George, Utah)
Crown Heights Bikur Cholim’s annual 10K Raffle winner has been announced, and the winner is a Rov in the community. Rabbi and Mrs. Yosef Braun, a member of the Crown Heights Beis Din, were picked as this years winners.
Courtesy of Lubavitch Archives, we present a weekly photo of the Rebbe as he is called up to the Torah, 1960’s.
LIVE NOW: Gimmel Sivan is 30 days before Gimmel Tammuz. The Vaad HaTmimim will be hosting a virtual Kinus with Mashpiim including Rabbi Yoel Khan and a Mashpia from each Yeshiva, which will speak about how to properly prepare ourselves for this day.
Watch live now: In a first of its kind event, the Association of Crown Heights Shuls has announced that it will bring together 10 community Rabbonim, each one addressing one of the Aseres Hadibros. At a time we are all in need and looking for extra Brachos, what better way than to unite as one community and prepare for Mattan Torah.
A large food distribution of Milk, Vegetables, Rice, Cake, Dairy items and other staples is happening now near the East New York Ave entrance of Bais Rivkah. The food distribution was arranged by Chamah, to help the community in having a complete Yom Tov of Shavuos.
Yonah Green (Coral Springs, Fl) to Naomi Greenberg (Morristown, NJ)
In preparation for Shavuos – we share a letter in which the Rebbe emphasizes that the Jewish way of life is “na’asse v’nishma”. We do and then we learn. Even in the realm of science, discipline and methods need to be first accepted. Questioning the truth is fine – yet not understanding truth does not make it not true.
Over 30 Shuls from Crown Heights, East Flatbush and Remsen Village and other Mosdos received free KN95 masks today from the Association of Crown Heights Shuls.