Funds Raised; Rabbi Ceitlin on His Way to U.S.

When CrownHeights.info received word that veteran Shliach to Tzfas Rabbi Aaron Eliezer Ceitlin was in dire need of donations to help facilitate rare cancer treatment that is only available in the United States, we immediately published an article urging our readers to join the cause and donate to the fund. Today, less than two days later, we can happily announce that the necessary funds have been raised, and the beloved educator and Shliach is on his way to the U.S.

Overwhelming Turnout at NJ Friendship Circle Walk

In the true spirit of community, over 1,500 people of all ages gathered under sunny skies for the seventh annual Walk4Friends on May 3rd at Vonage Corporate Center in Holmdel, NJ. The goal of the walk was to raise funds and awareness for the Friendship Circle, a program that provides friendship for children with special needs, but it accomplished much more than its primary mission.

Million Mitzvah Challenge With Chabad.org App

by Menachem Posner

When Tyler Scholl downloaded Chabad.org’s new “Omer Counter” app just before Passover, he knew he found a winner. The app helps users fulfill the biblical commandment to count the 49 days between the Jewish people’s departure from Egypt on Passover and their receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai on Shavuot.

New 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Nepal

Suffering its second major earthquake in less than a month, a powerful 7.3 magnitude quake shook Nepal today, with initial reports of dozens of deaths, thousands of injuries and significant damage in the eastern parts of the beleaguered nation.