Boruch Dayan Hoemes: R’ Yossi Piamenta, 64, OBM

With great sadness and pain we inform you of the untimely passing of R’ Yossi Piamenta, OBM, a well-known and talented musician who merited to bring joy to hundreds of thousands of Jews with his music. He was 64 years old. Update: Levaya times added. Passing by 770.

Photos: Tefillin with a View

CGI-West – Camp Gan Israel on the West Coast – went on a grand trip to the magnificent Yosemite National Park. In addition to enjoying the spellbinding views and refreshing hikes, the campers made a point to put Tefilin on any willing Jew they encountered – and there were quite a few.

Picture of the Day: BMD Souvenirs

Camper Mordy Shapiro poses for a photo with all the keepsakes he received from Camp Gan Israel-NY’s BMD (Beis Medrash Division). Before they departed home, every camper received: A yarlmulka, sweater, tzitzis bendel, mug, backpack, tefilin mirror, perek mem aleph card, flag and towel – all emblazoned with BMD’s logo.

New Chabad Books Sells out at Debut (ad)

The newest Chabad best seller, “The Secret of Chabad, inside the world’s most successful movement” was a sell out at it’s debut at the National Jewish Retreat in Washington, DC last week. Community members and Shluchim stood in line to grab the new book that readers and reviewers are raving about.