Dozens of people gathered in the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Medford, NJ, this past Sunday to celebrate the completion of a brand new Sefer Torah. It was the first time in history that a Torah had been completed in Medford, a suburb of Philadelphia that has never had a large Jewish presence.
Daily Archives: June 18, 2015
Shabbos will mark twenty one years since the passing of our dear Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. For the benefit of our readers we have put together Minhogei Yom Hilulah and Mishnayos and the central Gimmel Tammuz Farbrengen times in the Extended Article.
Hundreds gathered this afternoon to participate in the completion of a brand new Sefer Torah in memory of the Rabbi Shlomo and Miriam Lakein OBM. The new Torah, organized by their children, was completed in their home on Montgomery Street and with lively music it was brought to Darchai Menachem where it will be used.
Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. In 2014 it placed first in Forbes list of America’s most educated small towns and first on CNNMoney’s list of top-earning American towns in 2012. The large local Jewish population of professionals, lobbyists, and academics is highly secularized, and one would expect Chabad’s message of traditional Judaism to be a hard sell in the progressive community.
A family has donated a new Sefer Torah to the Chabad Center of Bergen County in northern New Jersey, directed by Rabbi Chanoch Kaplan, in honor of their son’s Bar Mitzvah.
A CrownHeights.info reader captured this photo in the Lubavitcher Yeshiva in Machester, UK, yesterday. Renowned Maggid Shiur Rabbi Moshe Wolberg engages in animated conversation with Rabbi Zalman Gopin, Mashpia in the Yeshiva of Kfar Chabad, Israel, who farbernged for the Yeshiva students during a stopover in Manchester en-route to New York for Gimmel Tammuz.
On Monday Chof Ches Sivan, June 15, a crowd of two thousand people, members of the Argentinian Jewish community, and their dignitaries, gathered at La Rural, one the most prominent exhibition center in South America, for an evening of inspiration and connection to the Rebbe.
Tonight, Thursday, the central Gimmel Tammuz Farbrengen will take place in Beis Rivka Campus Chomesh and thousands of Chassidim, Bochurim, Shluchim and Anash will be participating. The event will also be broadcasted live here on CrownHeights.info.
A rock was thrown at a bus carrying Yeshiva students who travelled overnight from Detroit to spend Gimmel Tammuz at the Ohel.
Rabbi Pinchas Woolstone, served as rabbi of the Jewish House Crisis Center in Sydney, Australia, for over twenty years. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in Brooklyn, New York, in December of 2013.
The numerous standing ovations during the gala banquet of last week’s New York and New England Regional Kinus echoed the overall feelings of empowerment, excitement and renewal of the attending Shluchim.
Staff at the Ohel are hard at work preparing for the tens of thousands that are expected to visit over this coming weekend to mark Gimmel Tammuz, the day of the Yohrtzeit of the Rebbe.
Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim – Chovevei Torah has announced that Rabbi Levi Tzukernik will be joining the yeshiva next year as a new Mashpia and Maggid Shiur for the first level of the Beis Medrash.