The Aliya Institutes’ MicDrop Event Cancelled

A MicDrop event, scheduled to take place in the Aliyah Institute in Crown Heights, has reportedly been cancelled. This comes after it publicized that it had received permission to go through with the event despite a rabbinic ban from all Crown Heights Rabbonim.


The Aliyah Institute of Crown Heights, which caters to troubled and at risk youth in the Crown Heights community, has reportedly cancelled its MicDrop event scheduled for Tuesday, February 26th.

No reason was given for the cancellation, and no official statements made by the Aliyah staff as of yet.

The cancellation comes despite statements made by the Aliyah administration and co-founder of MicDrop Eli Nash, that claimed the event had received rabbinic approval to hold the event. MicDrop events had previously been banned by Rabbonim of all factions in the Chabad community.

The Rabbi of Aliyah, Rabbi Moshe Feiglin was unavailable for immediate comment.


  • 1. Good idea they cancelled wrote:

    Good idea they cancelled. People there dont need to be exploited. I find it hard to believe they had rabbinic approval

  • 3. Aliya mother wrote:

    Thank you rabbi Feiglin and your dedicated staff for everything you do for OUR children.
    Aliya is a safe haven for so many young people and a beacon of Hope for our community.
    I’m sure you would have shown the community a truly inspiring mic drop and I’m sure you will will inspire us in many many other ways

  • 4. Yakov wrote:

    Aliya tefilin booth fan.
    Thank you Aliya for your amazing tefilin booth.
    I don’t always wrap by your booth but I always get inspired by you and your guys playing music and I wrap my tefilin when I get home

  • 6. Kevin wrote:

    I am sure that Rabbi Moshe Feiglin will find an appropriate way to have an event with Rosh Lowe and the Aliyah boys. Canceling it for now is the correct decision.

    • 7. To Kevin wrote:

      Well said. I bet a private, round-table event with Mr. Lowe & Aliyah participants & counselors will be very productive & helpful. A public forum would only serve to isolate & humiliate these kids who I’m sure need support not scorn.

      Well done, Aliyah, good luck to your entire organization, you do great things for our youth.

  • 8. Impressed wrote:

    Sticking to Chabad lubavitch values unlike some other institutions! Hatzlacha

  • 10. Confused wrote:

    I get that the co-founder is lubavitch. This sound like a great program for a secular crowd, why the push to the community?

    Why not have this grow as a secular business and no need to push it onto the community. If an individual lubavitcher wants to sign up, good for them! But the idea of making these events lubavitch centered, something does not sit write.

    I am writting as someone who supports Mic Drop and know Rosh very well, he only has the best intentions. However Eli should not push this on a community, just keep it as is. A good business idea that should grow without an agenda behind it.

  • 11. mic drop-please stay away from our community wrote:

    thank you
    and much continued luck with doing revealed good- that also meets Rabbinic supervision

  • 12. me wrote:

    they did absolutely nothing wrong

    if you don’t like it don’t watch it!!!!!!!!


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