Breaking their silence for the first time since teachers in the primary division of Bais Rivkah in Crown Heights have gone on strike, the school’s board claims their legal authority was challenged, and have therefore stopped their activities.
With plans for two new homeless shelters in Crown Heights, Jewish residents struggle to balance the injunction to care for the poor with fear of increased crime, reports the Jewish Week.
A proposal by Beth Rivkah parents to redirect their tuition checks to pay striking teachers directly was appreciated – yet rejected, and some involved said that in all likelihood school for grades 1 to 3 will not resume this year.
Police Commissioner of the NYPD James O’Neil visited the Precinct Council Meeting of the 71st Precinct on Thursday evening, answering questions from residents and detailing actions the NYPD is taking to further reduce crime beyond record lows.
In a letter to parents, Beis Rivkah Primary Teachers in grades 1 through 3 write that they are forced to continue a work strike, which began before Pesach. Representatives for the striking teachers alleged that the administration was actively preventing the teachers from being paid by the board, a charge which was vehemently denied by a source close to the administration, who told CrownHeights.info that “nothing has changed.”
The Lubavticher Bochur who was critically injured in an accident in Guatemala has been successfully transported back to the United States, thanks to the efforts of many and now faces a long road to recovery. Friends have launched a fundraiser to help cover some of the medical costs.
The New York City Department of Homeless Services is in the final stages of a plan to open a large homeless shelter on Crown Street between New York and Rogers Ave. in Crown Heights, just one block away from Beis Rivkah Girls’ School and P.S. 161.
Following their ultimatum to the school’s administration regarding unmet financial obligations, the teachers of Bais Rivkah’s grades 1-3 report in a follow-up open letter to the Crown Heights community that their pleas have all but been ignored, and they have no choice but to begin their strike on Friday.
Today, Monday, Aliya and Aliya girls will join forces with several other centers for Jewish youth at risk for the second annual Day of Listening and Giving to Jewish Youth.
Teachers in Beth Rivkah Elemnetary School have authored a letter to parents informing them of the current financial condition in the school, and an ultimatum that was issued to the schools director Rabbi Abraham Shemtov and the new board. If certain financial obligations cannot be met “there will be no school as of Friday, March 31.”
Once Again: The parents of students in Beth Rivkah elementary school today received an email from the principals notifying them that second term report cards will not be distributed since the teachers have not been paid in over a month.
Bomb threats made against Chabad institutions, Jewish Community Centers and the ADL have been a weekly occurrence since January, and have been terrorizing communities across the states. An unsealed indictment revealed that the FBI has arrested a disgraced journalist in connection with these threats.
An investigation by ABC7’s Jim Hoffer uncovers what is believed to be ticket quotas being enforced against enforcement officers in New York City’s Department of Sanitation, leading resident and business owners to complain about bogus tickets.
On a Thursday afternoon, February 1992, after coming home from shopping, Pesha Leah (Phyllis) Lapine was murdered in her home. Chabad Lubavitch Archives compiled a brief portrait of her life based on interviews and articles that were published after her murder.
Yesterday, six Chabad Shluchim met with United States Senator Orrin Hatch in his current office in order to discuss the efforts to return the “Schneerson Library” from Russia.
Customers seeking to buy Challahs for Shabbos were shocked to discover that the popular Gombo’s Bakery on Kingston Avenue was closed, and a “Marshal’s Legal Possession” notice was posted on the front door.
A recent development connected to Oholei Torah, the flagship boys’ school in Crown Heights, prompted the school to issue a statement to parents. “There is no indication at all that any current student has been negatively impacted,” the statement reads.
Founded ten years ago, Bnos Chomesh has yet to have a place to call its own, wandering year after year to new locations. But on Monday this all changed with the school’s purchase of a new property in Crown Heights, to serve as its permanent home.
A cleaning lady was arrested Friday afternoon after her employer recently discovered that she had been stealing from her. Among the items taken was jewelry, cash, makeup and even clothing. Collaboration between Shomrim and local Neighborhood Coordination Officers from the 71st Precinct led to the arrest.
In a Sicha that is as relevant today as ever, the Rebbe talks about the housing situation in Crown Heights during the Yud Shvat Farbrengen of 5745 (1985).
Hundreds of men and women turned out this Motzai Shabbos for Crown Heights Hatzalah’s annual Melava Malka, health symposium and raffle for $18,000.
A car driven deliberately into a crowded pedestrian shopping plaza by a crazed man killed three people and critically injured scores more. Over the weekend two more succumbed to their wounds, while the Jewish community mourned the death of Thalia Hakin, a 10-year-old student in Beth Rivkah Ladies College.