Under a heavy downpour of rain, members of the Coral Springs Jewish community attended the August 13th opening of the Chai Chabad Center in Coral Springs, Florida. Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), offered warm greetings and accolades for Chabad’s dedication on behalf of the Jewish people who, he said, inspire him to speak his conscience against the Iran deal, even as he faces fierce opposition in Congress.
Daily Archives: August 25, 2015
One of the Safrus industries most veteran names has undergone a rebranding in recent months. Hasofer, founded by Rabbi Moshe Klein a noted Mohel and Sofer, has recently completed in rebranding with a sleek new awning for its Kingston Avenue offices.
A Lubavitcher entrepreneur and Crown Heights native who built a used-cellphone business empire has emerged as the mysterious megadonor behind the presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, reports the New York Times.
In a stunt for his nightly TV show, comedian Jimmy Kimmel filmed a costumed cartoon character pretend to fall down and ask passersby for help getting up. For nearly 7 minutes, dozens of passersby all but ignore the helpless man, until a few Orthodox-Jewish young men turn up at the scene.
A Williamsburg pharmacy owner, along with his employee and an elderly bystander, managed to catch a shoplifter with a bagful of merchandise before he exited the store. Though the perp struggled to break free, the men were able to hold on to him long enough for Shomrim to arrive.
A 24-hour fundraising campaign has been launched with the aim of raising $150,000 for Rabbi Levi Gorelik’s newest project: Sichos Academy. Each donation will be instantly quadrupled, thanks to four philanthropic matching donors.
As the flagship School of Chabad Lubavitch, with an enrollment of 1850 Talmidim, Oholei Torah officially began its new 5776/Shnas Hakhel school year.
For eight-year-old Jana Tawil, shlucha to Salta, Argentina, a Shabbos afternoon with likeminded friends is only a hop, skip and jump away—if a 1,500 kilometer plane ride fits that bill. But just two short weeks ago, that’s exactly what she – and nine other junior shluchos her age from a variety of cities throughout the country – did, converging on “nearby” Buenos Aires for a shabbaton that was made especially for them.
It’s been almost two years since Jewish children were introduced to Bella Bracha, and have been singing “I’m going to a wedding” on endless loops ever since. Bella Bracha Vol. 2 is almost ready, and some of the cast recorded a quick update for their little fans.
In addition to the Levaya in Crown Heights, a funeral was held for well-known Jewish musician Yossi Piamenta in Boro Park, which was attended by dozens of friends and admirers, as well as his close colleagues Mordechai Ben David and Avraham Fried.
With great sadness and pain, we inform you of the untimely passing of Hatomim Shneur Zalman Pevzner, OBM, son of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok and Rivka Pevzner, veteran Chabad emissaries and directors of the Sinai Educational Center in Paris, France. He was 22 years old.