Hundreds gathered for a festive Yud-Tes Kislev farbrengen in the Chabad House of the Georgetown neighborhood of Brooklyn, headed by the local shliach, Rabbi Avraham Holtzberg. Following Chabad tradition, the participants were invited to partake of a festive meal in honor of the occasion.
Leshana Tovah Belimud HaChasidus ve Darchei HaChasidus, Tikosaivu VeTichosaimu!
Today, Yud Tes Kislev, “The Rosh Hashanah of Chassidus,” marks 219 years since the release of the Alter Rebbe, R. Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chasidus Chabad, from prison in the year 5559 (1798). This year also marks 205 years since the Alter Rebbe’s Histalkus. In honor of this auspicious day, which is referred to by Chasidim as the “Holiday of Holidays,” Farbrengens are being held around the world!
Two Florida Chabad synagogues damaged by Hurricane Irma have filed a lawsuit contending that houses of worship are unconstitutionally barred from receiving disaster assistance through a key federal program.
For more than 200 years in Chabad-Lubavitch communities around the world—in the best of circumstances and the worst—these early winter days have been dedicated to preparing for the Chassidic holiday of Yud Tes Kislev, the 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev.
On Rosh Hashanah this year, Vicki O’Neill Haber stepped out of synagogue services in Denver because her 9-year-old son, Max, needed to take a break. Outside the sanctuary, she saw someone who looked familiar. A woman named Rachel had also left services because she had received a long-awaited call from a hospital, and it was a matter of life and death.
Among the 5,600 shluchim from across the world attending the recent Kinus Hashluchim was Rabbi Binyamin Wolf, the Chabad representative in Sevastopol, Crimea’s largest city. His name tag, however, identified him as being from Sevastopol, Russia.
With the approach of the Chag HaGeulah of Yud-Tes Kislev, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky released an open letter to the community, reminding everyone to to take part in the annual ‘Chalukas Hashas,’ an initiative begun by the Alter Rebbe following his release from prison.
Hundreds of Moscow Jews from all backgrounds came to participate in the large, central event that marked 205 years since the arrest and liberation of the Alter Rebbe and the spreading of the wellsprings of Chabad Chassidus.
A group of men and women who have studied Tanya together in Vancouver, Canada, will celebrate their achievements at a program that also marks Yud Tes Kislev, the 19th day of the Jewish month of Kislev, also known as “The New Year of Chassidism.”
Speaking to a rapt audience at Chabad of West Pasco, Florida, Reb Yisroel Shemtov, a veteran and activist member of the Crown Heights community, recounted the days when he would patrol the crime-ridden streets of the neighborhood, which earned him the nickname “Red Devil.”
A teacher at a Chabad nursery school in suburban London who said she was fired for living with her boyfriend won her lawsuit in which she accused the school of discrimination.
The Friendship Circle of Brooklyn took a full bus of children and volunteers on a special outing on Thanksgiving Day to PacPlex, Brooklyn’s largest sports and recreation center. The day was action-packed with Zumba, races, games, a moon bounce, jungle gym, and a delicious pizza lunch!
Four years ago, Chabad Young Professionals consisted of a mere ten centers scattered across the globe. Today, this thriving network encompasses more than eighty communities for Jewish millennial connection and engagement worldwide.
An extensive recruitment process culminated in a formal Attesting Ceremony held Wednesday 29 November at the Canadian Armed Forces Recruiting Centre in Toronto, when Rabbi Dr. Noteh Glogauer officially became a Chaplain, with the rank of Captain, in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Rabbi Levi and Rochie Perelmuter have embarked on a new Shlichus, to serve in the existing Chabad Center the ‘Shul by the Shore’ in Long Beach, CA, where they will focus on youth outreach.
This weekend, Bais Rivkah High School had the most amazing shabbaton ever! Five hundred girls united together, singing, dancing, and breaking through boundaries.
A full crowd of men and women gathered this past Motzaei Shabbos at the Razag Ballroom in Crown Heights for the fifth annual Melava Malka of Yagdil Torah.
“This is incredible!” “Now I can see my grandkids.” “Shopping will be so much easier for me now.” “Please don’t leave, can you teach more?” These were just some of the comments the senior citizens made during Lake Success Chabad’s new Cyber Seniors program.
Chabad on Campus has joined forces with Hillel International, the Jewish Federation, and the AEPi fraternity – all groups serving Jewish college students – to coordinate on security for Jewish students and faculty members in light of rising Anti-Semitism on Campus.
Nine years ago this week, terrorists stormed the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai. Members of the Islamic terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba held Chabad representatives Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg and four of their guests hostage, before brutally murdering them. Two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg was saved by his nanny. The 2008 terrorist attacks left 166 people in Mumbai dead in a four-day coordinated attack.
Today, the 10h of Kislev, marks the day of liberation of the Mitteler Rebbe, Rabbi Dovber of Lubavitch, who was imprisoned by the Czar after he was slandered by the opponents of Chassidism.
This past Thursday, 5 Kislev, the Sephardic Chief Rabb of Israel, HaRav Yitzchok Yosef, paid a special visit to Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles, California.