Israel’s Oldest Charity Distributes $3.5 Million Worth

Jewish holidays are festive occasions spent with family and friends gathered around tables laden with bountiful, multicourse meals. But when people are facing financial hardship, the holidays can turn into a source of worry and stress. The costs of meat and poultry can be prohibitive, and even basic foodstuffs may be out of financial reach.

Library to Host Exhibition on Tzemach Tzedek

This is the 150th year since the passing, on 13th Nissan, 5626 (1866), of the third Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn of Lubavitch (1789-1866), who was known by the name of his multi-volume Halachic-Talmudic magnum opus, Tzemach Tzedek.

CSSY Makes Urgent Appeal for Tishrei Needs

On Rosh Hashana 5738 (1977) at a farbrengen, the Rebbe spoke about the mitzvah of Ma’os Chittim, pointing out that the needs of the poor during Tishrei are even greater than during Nissan. He suggested that a fund be established supplying Shabbos and Yom Tov necessities to the needy. Hours later, CSSY – The Organization to Bring Joy on Shabbos and Yom Tov – was born.

And the JNet Winners Are..

Over the past 10 days, hundreds of people from across the globe learned a specially prepared lesson in honor of Chai Elul – commemorating the birthdays of the Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi.

Here’s My Story: Operation Lifeline

Here's My Story

Rabbi David Hill served as vice chair of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry and ran Operation Lifeline, which sent American Jews behind the Iron Curtain to teach Torah and distribute religious articles. Rabbi Hill also headed the National Council of Young Israel from 1961-1965. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Queens in December of 2010.