Following recent updates by the Gedaliah Society, and in consultation with experts in the medical field, the Badatz of Crown Heights has changed its earlier psak, allowing porch minyanim to take place in the community.
Daily Archives: May 7, 2020
Rabbi Chaim Dalfin, an author and historian on Chabad subjects, farbrengs about the Yartzeit of the Rebbbe’s brother, Reb Yisroel Arye Leib Schneerson. Rabbi Dalfin gives a historical account and memories of this day.
This past Monday, Friendship Circle of Brooklyn hosted a night of fun for the entire family. Partnering with Sauce and Cheese, Friendship Circle arranged the delivery and pickup of 65 pies of pizza and created a fun, interactive family-friendly program.
An arctic “breeze” is heading towards New York, bringing near freezing temperatures just weeks before the beginning of the official summer. The cold front is expected to hit the New York area on Friday, and last through next week before returning to summery weather.
With the COVID-19 lockdown dragging on, tour guide Saadia Hershkop who specializes in showing visitors to Israel the places that most people miss in the Yehuda and the Shomron regions, reignites his virtual tour series. Today, he takes you on a tour following Simon the Righteous.
In preparation for Lag B’Omer we share a letter where the Rebbe explains what the essence of a Jew is – and gives the analogy of a fish in water, to explain the impossibility of changing one’s essence. Just as R’ Akiva had explained to his students.
Just days from the highly anticipated Lag B’Omer Hatzalah-Thon event, Dr. Eli Rosen, a Crown Heights physician who spearheaded the communities response to the COVID-19 virus, has a message for the Jewish community. Come join the tens of thousands who will be unifying and donating to Hatzalah’s tireless work.
Thanks to the Chamah organization, a large amount of produce, eggs, and other food items are presently being distributed to all Crown Heights residents in the Bais Rivkah parking lot on East New York Ave. All items are first come first serve.
Rabbi Eliezer Gold, a Crown Heights resident, returned home Thursday after a nearly month long stay in the hospital.
For nearly four decades, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky served as the Rebbe’s secretary. He continues to serve as the chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch and Machne Israel, and secretary of Agudas Chasidei Chabad. He was interviewed by JEM five times between 2009 and 2018.
Camp Chomesh has announced that its plans to open for the 2020 summer have been approved, marking it the first Lubavitch camp to have firm plans for opening. New York State camps remain in limbo.
As many of Crown Heights’s residents return from long stays in the hospital, they will require intensive rehabilitation, and the Crown Heights community has come together to provide home based community rehab. To make the initiative work, the rehab is seeking volunteers from the community to join.
Everyone is invited to take part in a Chassidishe Farbrengen marking the Shloshim of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Groner OBM. The Shloshim event will be streamed live here on CrownHeights.info.
Thanks to some very generous Aliya donors, Aliya will be handing out free KN95 – 3 ply masks today, Thursday, from 5:00pm at the Aliya Tefillin booth on the corner of Crown Street and Kingston Ave. As many as you need – No questions asked.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish communities across the former Soviet Union are coming up with new, creative and original ideas for Lag B’Omer so that families can celebrate from the comfort of their own homes.
CEO of Maimonides Medical Center, Mr. Ken Gibbs, has a message for the Jewish community regarding the upcoming Hatzalah-Thon event scheduled to take place on Lag B’Omer. Come join the tens of thousands who will be unifying and donating to Hatzalah’s precious work.
A special thank you to Hatzalah volunteers lit up the facade of an apartment building in Crown Heights. Thanked by name for their lifesaving work were Dr. Eli Rosen, Yingi Bistritzky, JJ Katz, and Menachem Freeman.