Earlier this month, hundreds gathered at the Jewish Children’s Museum to look back on another successful year at JNet. The theme of the evening, “A Chossid Macht a Seviva” (a Chossid creates an environment), was especially apt as the room was permeated with tremendous pride, for being part of a greater good and for reigniting another Jew’s spark.
Hundreds of Chassidim, Shluchim and Temimim from all over the world spent Shabbos at the Ohel, preparing for Gimmel Tammuz. The Ohel management was busy up until the final minutes before Shabbos preparing for the guests and making sure all their needs – both spiritual and physical – would be met.
Representing the parents of yaldei hashluchim around the globe, Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky, shliach to Glastonbury, Connecticut, addressed bochurim at MyShliach’s annual evening of appreciation on Monday, 25 Sivan. Volunteering their time each week to learn and farbreng one-on-one over the phone with a young shliach, these bochurim serve as mentors to these boys, who lack local Chassidishe friends and chavrusas.
Rov of Nachalas Har Chabad and Mazkir of the Chabad Beis Din in Eretz Yisroel, Rabbi Yitzchok Yehuda Yeroslowski was honored with affixing the mezuzah to the newly renovated entrance of the Shaarey Tzedek Chesed Center in Moscow during his visit to the Russian capital.
This past Sunday, close to 40 Bochurim were tested on the entire Mesechta Kesuvos at Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim in Morristown.
After six months of learning and bi-weekly tests, 40 students of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, France, were awarded by the Yeshiva’s Shluchim for learning all 53 chapters of Tanya by heart.
This past Sunday, parents and grandparents joined together to celebrate and schepp yiddeshe nachas as the talmidim of Oholei Torah’s 8th Grade graduated, culminating their studies in the Elementary Division.
It was still morning when the policeman showed up. He marched into the building, and proceeded to give a lecture about following directions. He wasn’t in an office building; he was in a school. He was not speaking to adults; he was speaking to children. He wasn’t referring to directions for traffic; he was talking about directions for life.
A special delegation on behalf of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the OECD, conducted a special visit to the ‘Ohalei Tmimim’ Yeshiva in Kfar Chabad. The delegation visited the Caterpillar factory in Holon, where they watched the yeshiva students presenting the practical knowledge they gained in the Autotronica classes in the Yeshiva, on Engines located in the factory’s workshop.
A large, beautiful building was dedicated in an impressive ceremony in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. This new building will be for the city’s Jewish Youth, with a rich variety of programs geared to various age groups from Preschool and all the way to adolescents.
The boys of Rabbi Yisroel Menkes‘ first grade class in the Lubavitch Yeshiva of Montreal celebrated an end-of-the-year Siyum on Parshas Bereishis and Noach, by sharing what they had learned with their parents.
Proud parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents gathered together at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva hall for the Chagigas Hasiyum of the Yeshiva’s 8th Grade.
Forty-two shluchim in remote and isolated cities throughout North America received the ultimate gift this Shavuos as 110 bochurim trekked to remote locations, to bring chayus and chizuk to these special shluchim, their families, and communities. The bochurim assisted with minyanim, led farbrengens, and created anticipation and excitement for the holiday.
Tens of thousands of mishayos, perakim of tanya, pages of gemorah and general Jewish knowledge were learned by heart by over 200 talmidim of the 5, 6 and 7th grades of Oholei Torah.
Chabad of Orange County, NY’s Hebrew School, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, celebrated student accomplishments at a festive Moving-Up Awards Ceremony. The event was attended by many of the Hebrew School’s 90 students, along with their families.
Chabad of the Valley marked their annual Banquet Gala with a special keynote address by Rabbi Marvin Hier, the found of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. A moving tribute was paid to Rabbi Joshua B. Gordon OBM, founder of Chabad of the Valley.
48 Chabad Shluchim from 25 countries in Europe and Central Africa, all of whom serve small and isolated Jewish communities on their own, met on Sunday in the city of Girona, Spain.
The waves crashing into the spectacular beaches of Normandy do not reveal the historic battles that took place there, 73 years ago, during the “D-Day” invasion of Nazi-occupied France. It was in this setting that a Siyum Sefer Torah was held for the Chabad Center of Caen, with hundreds of local Jewish residents emotionally singing “Ani Maamin” inside a German Army bunker, their thoughts on the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to end WWII and the Holocaust.
The United Lubavitcher Yeshiva Mishnayos B’al Peh Event took place on Sunday in the Dorit Hall of the Yeshiva. Parents and grandparents came to this grand event to watch with pride as their children were being awarded for their tireless efforts in Mishnayos and Tanya B’al Peh this year.
Many turned out to partake in the Levaya of Mrs. Miriam Tzimmel Friedman, OBM, who passed away on Sunday.
In a moving and impressive ceremony, nineteen students received their Rabbinical Ordination after months and months of diligent study at the Moscow branch of Yeshivas Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch, under the leadership of Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Mendel Goldberg, and head of the Smicha program, Rabbi Dovid Rozenzweig.
German Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel led Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, Rabbi of the Jewish community of Berlin and the local Chabad Shliach, on a special tour of his birthplace in Goslar, Germany last Friday. On the tour, the dignitaries visited several sites in the town of Jewish interest, most notably the ancient Jewish cemetery where they recited a chapter of Psalms.