Tonight, Sunday, the Raskin family will be holding a community Shloshim gathering in honor of their father, Rabbi Sholom Ber Raskin obm. The gathering will take place at Lubavitcher Yeshiva at 8:00pm.
Daily Archives: June 23, 2019
The chief of staff of the Ethiopian Army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, was shot to death by his own bodyguard on Saturday evening in the African country’s capital, Addis Ababa. Another general, Gezai Abera, was shot as well. According to the Ethiopian government, the assassinations were related to the assassination of the governor of Amhara, earlier on Saturday. Governor Ambachew Mekonnen and his senior adviser were both killed at a meeting and the attorney general was wounded.
The topics in this week’s 265th episode of the highly acclaimed MyLife: Chassidus Applied series, with Rabbi Simon Jacobson, will include: How Do I Find a Mashpia? What Distinguishes Between Different Kosher Certifications? Should I Be Choosing One over Another? Should I Accept a Once-In-A-Lifetime Offer to Play a Role in a TV Show? Is Same Gender Relationships Prohibited for Females as It Is for Men? What to Do About Social Anxiety in Everyday Life?
The pediatricians of Crown Heights and the NY Department of Health support and recommend that all children between 6-12 months receive the MMR vaccine to help protect them from the current measles outbreak in Crown Heights. A group of volunteer doctors and nurses are making this super easy by arranging a free vaccination clinic this Monday.
A camp counselor of two years discovered that many of his past campers would not be coming back to camp for financial reasons. Not to allow such a thing to effect a child’s summer, he launched a GoFundMe campaign to help the children again enjoy camp.
There is a fur ban on the table in New York City. If it passes, it will cause some serious anti-Shtreimel sentiment. The fur ban was introduced back in March by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson. It does have a clause that contains a religious exemption.
It’s Firefighting Day at the Lev Chabad day camp at Meir Hospital, and four-year-old Shira Maatuf is impatient for activities to begin. She has been in the hospital for a few days with a lung infection and while it interrupted her carefree summer vacation, for Shira, the Lev Chabad activities at Meir Hospital are more than an acceptable substitute. The organization’s day camps offer a fun and meaningful alternative to what would otherwise be long, tedious and lonely days spent in a hospital ward.
Chevra Simchas Shabbos V’Yom Tov created a new Pushka which was mailed to all Crown Heights families. You are encouraged to place it in your home and drop in money each day according to your financial capabilities. This is a great way to fulfill the Mitzvah of Tzedaka (charity) each day.
In celebration of Rabbi Yaakov Goldberg’s 50 year anniversary serving as Rosh Yeshivah of Hadar Hatorah, coinciding with a special tribute dinner June 23rd at the JCM, we would like to present you with a compilation of stories and inspirations, previously unreleased, told over by Rabbi Goldberg at a couple of recent Alumni Shabbos Farbrengens.
Hundreds of men, women and children gathered together to welcome in a very special Sefer Torah, the first of its kind in the rapidly growing community of Pico-Robertson. Rabbi Eli Hecht, Shliach of the Rebbe In Lomita California and family donated the brand new Sefer Torah to be used exclusively for Kol Avrohom, the exciting children’s program and youth Minyan, run at Bais Bezalel Chabad by Rabbi Zalmy Hecht.
A man was arrested Friday for the shooting of an 11 year-old boy in Crown Heights Thursday evening. The man saw a judge Saturday, and is being held on $500,000 bail.