The Ambassador of Freedom program has truly made waves this Passover, thanks to a fantastic partnership between The Hercenberg Mitzvah Mission and Chabad of Parkland which serves as the Headquarters for Chabad of North Broward & South Palm Beach.
Mendel Gurary (Crown Heights) to Miriam Lefkowitz (Monsey, NY) L’Chaim: Tonight, Wednesday, 8:30pm at Razag Ballroom
Isser Brikman (Crown Heights) to Leah Schapiro (Morristown, NJ) L’Chaim: Tonight, Sunday, 8:00pm at Oholei Torah 667 Eastern Parkway
Mendel Denberg (Coral Springs, FL) to Chaya Barber (Brooklyn, NY) L’Chaim: Tonight, Tuesday, 8:30pm, at Ulam Chana 556 Crown Street
Tzvi Cohen (Bait Shemesh, Israel) to Rivkah Cohen (Brooklyn, NY) L’Chaim: Tonight, Monday, 8:00pm at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Crown St.
Shmuli Wenger (Montreal, Quebec) to Mussi Klein (Hollywood, FL) L’Chaim: Tonight, Sunday, 8:00pm at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Crown St.
Students on behalf of Merkoz Shlichus of Or Avner Chabad with the help of the Bucharian Congress, went to Uzbekistan to bring the light of Chanukah to all the Jews in all cities there.
Rabbis Menachem Spielman and Sruly Myhill, both formerly Shluchim to Singapore, were recently featured in the Otago Daily Times, of New Zealand, where they are continuing their Shlichus.
Mobile, Alabama. Boise, Idaho. Spokane, Washington. Not quite your typical vacation destinations! But this week, 128 rabbinical students will be flying out to “Small Town, USA” for Shavuos, to bolster the yom tov joy and spirit for the shluchim and their families living there.
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Cootamundra, population 6,700. I had been driving for six hours on behalf of Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia, or RARA, northbound along the seemingly endless Hume Highway, stretching the vast distance of Australia’s east coast. I was headed to Wollongong, just one of eleven locations where regional Seders would be taking place, a coastal paradise famed for its beautiful beaches and warm climate. But now I was taking an hour detour off the Hume Highway to visit the only Jewish family living in Cootamundra.
Mendel Denberg (Coral Springs, Fl) to Chaya Barber (Brooklyn, Ny)
Tzvi Cohen (Bait Shemesh, Israel) to Rivkah Cohen (Brooklyn, Ny)
Mendel Gurkow (London, Ontario) to Chani Shabtay (Sherman Oaks, Ca)
Anshei Lubavitch 578 Albany Ave
Zalman Lew (Peoria, Az) to Mushka Rivkin (Northridge, Ca)
Jewish Childrens Museum
Gedalia Rosenbluh (Monsey, Ny) to Gitta Landa (Toronto, Canada)
Sholom Tzvi Helfin (Northampton, Ma) to Nili Gruenzweig (Staten Island, Ny)
The Arches 1394 S. Johns Pl.
Mendel Schwartz (Boston, Ma) to Shaina Brook (Crown Heights)
Anshei Lubavitch 572 Albany Ave
Shneor Polter (Oak Park, Mi) to Sheva Bronstein (Crown Heights)
Pesach Gewirtz (Surfside, Fl) to Esther Litzman (Monsey, Ny)
Jewish Childrens Museum
Menachem Wagner (Toronto, Canada) to Mushky Cohen (Crown Heights)
Blachman Family Siyum Sefer Torah
Blachman Family Home 682 Lefferts Ave
The Blachman Family is inviting the community to take part in the welcoming of a new Sefer Torah in honor of the 70th birthday of Eli and Sara Blachman and in Zechus of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The Siyum Sefer Torah will take place on the 12th of Tishrei, September 27th, at the Blachman family home 682 Lefferts Ave. 4:00pm Completion of the Sefer Torah. 5:30pm Procession to Congregation Ahavas Moishe – Itchke’s Shtiebel 612 Maple Street. The procession will be followed by Hakafos, Lechayim, and a Seuda.
Ari Oirechman (Tallahassee, Fl) to Rivky Bernstein (Freehold, Nj)
More than 650 bochurim will be dispatched to about 300 different outposts around the globe. The Merkos Shlichus staff are currently working around the clock arranging the logistics of this massive endeavor.
In anticipation to the new Zman beginning in Yeshivos worldwide, a special conference – Kinus Talmidim Hashluchim was held by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim on Monday, 26 Tishrei, for the Shluchim traveling to Yeshivos around the world.
‘Roving Rabbis’ Mendel Barber and Aaron Roth relate two amazing encounters they experienced while performing Merkos Shlichus in Southern California this summer.
Bochurim Mendel Danow and Levi Loewenthal describe an amazing encounter they experienced while traveling through rural Denmark to find isolated Jews and light their spark as part of the ‘Merkos Shlichus’ program.
It was a cloudless day on Monday in Telluride, Colo., a small Western town high in the Rocky Mountains filled with forests and rivers. Telluride is full of tourists this time of year. “As I passed the busy town park, I saw two young men in the crowd. Their appearance was very distinctive, and I immediately recognized them as Jewish men.”
From Chabad.org by Menachem Posner: Shmuel Butler just returned from Vietnam. The 21-year-old rabbinical student spent five weeks serving the needs of Jewish expats and tourists, and reports that being in the Communist nation is “like being on a different planet.” […]
Edmond Gerald Meyer turned 13 in 1933 in Albuquerque, N.M., where his mother’s German-Jewish family had settled during the Civil War and founded a successful business that spanned the territory (as it was then known). Although the family occasionally attended synagogue services, “E.G.,” as he was called, never went to Hebrew school and cannot remember celebrating his bar mitzvah. That is, until this week.
Who knows when someone might need a spiritual lift? Rabbinical students Leibel Kaplan, 19, and JJ Polter, 20, found themselves in a check-out line at the Great Falls Walmart the other day when a man in line with them spoke up.
Forty-two shluchim in remote and isolated cities throughout North America received the ultimate gift this Shavuos as 110 bochurim trekked to remote locations, to bring chayus and chizuk to these special shluchim, their families, and communities. The bochurim assisted with minyanim, led farbrengens, and created anticipation and excitement for the holiday.
A Chabad rabbi from Crown Heights, whose great-great grandfather served as spiritual leader of the the Jewish community of North Dakota for 53 years, returned to the state to conduct a Pesach Seder this year.
Hatomim Naftali Hertz Pawzner and his chavrusa Hatomim Menachem Sassonkin arrived last weekend in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of the world, to prepare for the public seder they will hosting for the Jewish residents of the city as well as for the Jewish tourists. This pair is one of 310 additional chavrusas who arrived in hundreds of locations around the world in order to prepare for the public Sedorim, as part of Merkos Shlichus program.
What do Sofia, Bulgaria; Pucon, Chile; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Discovery Bay, Hong Kong have in in common?