Congressman Attends S. Diego Chabad’s 30th

Chabad of Poway, California, a suburb of S. Diego, marked its 30th anniversary with a gala dinner and auction which drew several hundred guests, including congressman Scott Peters (D).

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Maple Street Shul Dispute Settled

After over four years of fighting and litigation, the dispute over control of Congregation Ahavas Mosche of Crown Heights, popularly known as ‘the Maple Street Shul,’ has been settled amicably by both sides. On the day before Gimmel Tammuz, four members of the Shul have signed a letter of apology to the Shul’s caretaker of over 40 years, Rabbi Eli Blachman, and agreed to no longer seek control of or interfere with the affairs of the Shul.

‘Diamond Joe’ Gutnick Declares Bankruptcy

Once one of the wealthiest men in Australia, Chabad Chosid Reb Yossel Gutnick, locally known as ‘Diamond Joe,’ has been forced to declare bankruptcy with debt totaling in the hundreds of millions of dollars, after losing a court case against an Indian fertilizer company.

Operation Survival Launches Drug Overdose Prevention Program

Operation Survival, a Crown Heights-based organization under the auspices of the NCFJE, has become the first Jewish program in New York State to register as an Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Program, in response to the heroin epidemic engulfing the nation – to which the Orthodox-Jewish community is not immune.