Saturday, 14 Tammuz, 5784
  |  July 20, 2024

Dreidel Light

Picture of the Day: The Jewish Children's Museum's landmark dreidel, colorfully illuminated, Thursday night. Photos

Crown Heights Newspaper

This week's Crown Heights Community Newspaper features: Rebbetzin Rivkah's dream in connection with Chof Cheshvan, a profile of late chassid Reb Zvi Hirsh Gansbourg, Jewish heroes of old: Matisyahu, and a work of art's first steps. Download the PDF - here

If You Were President…

Make your selections for President-elect Barack Obama’s cabinet by choosing the name of a potential member of the new administration from a pulldown, or entering your own pick. You can choose Defense Secretary, Secretary of State, Secretary of Homeland Security, Attorney General and Treasury Secretary in the New York Times survey - click here

Is That My Principal on TV?

The Principal of Chabad Academy in Myrtle Beach, SC, will be featured on HGTV channel's "House Hunters" today and Friday, taking viewers on a tour of several Forestbrook area homes. Ms. Diana Blue, Dean of Students in the school, is also an agent with RE/MAX Palmetto Properties. Full Story

Bais Rivkah Ranked Lowest

Beth Rivkah girls school of Montreal was included in a top 10 list showing the steepest decline in their students’ academic performance in Quebec. "How do you measure success?" Beth Rivkah’s principal for 35 years Rabbi Yosef Minkowitz asked in response. "For some students getting a mark of 50 is a major achievement" Full Story

Program Mixes Area Groups

Fifth-graders gather at the Wilf Jewish Community Campus for an afternoon of activities revolving around Jewish themes. The program starts with singing and ends with eating, while kids explore the lives and deeds of Jewish heroes. Full Story

Rebbe, Did G-d Create Evil?

Avner Institute released another transcription of a fascinating Yechidus of the Rebbe that took place in the winter of 5722/1962 in which the Rebbe was asked how would you define Judaism in a nutshell, does G-D create evil and what can be the relationship of science and religion Full Story

New Igros Kodesh

What was the Rebbe's reaction to the Yom Kippur war and what was his tip for a peaceful marriage - the new 29th volume of Igros Kodesh, the Lubavitcher Rebbe's letters, has arrived to Jewish bookstores today. It was compiled by Rabbi Berel Levin of the Aguch library and published by Kehot.

Kotlarsky Tops Forward 50

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, the most influential fixture in the Lubavitch Shlichus system, had been included today in the Forward 50 powerful Jews in America. "One of Chabad’s most visible public faces," they wrote about him. The Chabad slot was previously occupied by Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky and Rabbi Shlomo Cunin. Aaron Rubashkin was included this year too. Full Story

Lipa Booked Soul II Soul

EXCLUSIVE: The star of this year's Soul II Soul concert will be the renowned performer Lipa Schmeltzer. What has become an eagerly-anticipated yearly event headlined famous entertainers, such as Avraham Fried and Mordechai Ben David in the past, and benefits children with special needs in Crown Heights. Full Story

Siddur Party in Ashkelon

The first grade class of Chabad of Ashkelon's boys school, Ohr Menachem, escaped the stress of the current security situation with a trip to Jerusalem to celebrate receiving their first siddurim. Full Story

$25K Grant to Chabad Conejo

The Jewish Foundation of Los Angeles has announced today it has awarded seven new Capital Grants totaling $200,000 to support construction and renovation projects at local Jewish museums, synagogues and educational institutions - one of them is Chabad of the Conejo, headed by Rabbi Moshe Bryski. Full Story

Arizona Appoints a Sephardi

On Sunday Rabbi Pinchas Alush was appointed as the rabbi of the sephardic Jewish Community of Arizona. At the ceremony was Rabbi Adin Even Yisroel-Steinsaltz and Chabad Head Shliach of Arizona Rabbi Zalman Levertov. Full Story

Satmar, Rabbi Landa Meet

An interesting meeting took place this morning in Bnei Brak where the city's official Rabbi Moshe Landa hosted one of the two Satmar Rebbes. They met in a shul on Yechezkel Street and exchanged words of Torah. The Satmar Rebbe is visiting Israel from New York. Photos

Shliach Escorts German Gov.

Chabad Rabbi Shneor Trebnik was invited to join a German delegation to Israel, headed by Günther Oettinger, Prime Minister of the Baden-Württemberg state. Trebnik assisted in organizing the trip and assured that the group wouldn't fly on Shabbos so as not to offend religious Jews. After a visit to Yad Vashem, the governor received a yarmulka from the Shliach. Photos

Paris: Schneerson Grave Found

Recently, the grave site of Mrs. Mussia Schneerson, the granddaughter of the Rebbe Maharash, was discovered in Paris. The Kever was discovered by Rabbi Moshe Nissan Azimov while he was visiting one of the old cemeteries in Paris. More

Bochurim-Shluchim Arrive

This week, many bochurim that finished a year of learning in Crown Heights, known as 'Kevutza,' arrived in Israel. They will serve as shluchim in Yeshivos throughout Israel. While they work with the younger bochurim and finish their semicha, they will receive a monthly stipend from the yeshiva. >>

Chabad Project Denied

"Great project, wrong location." Chabad of La Jolla's plan to tear down the rabbi's existing single-family home and replace it with a three-level facility was denied today in California. Full Story

A Home for Russian Youths

It was was a memorable day for Moshe Reikhtman, and especially so for the kids of the Chabad Russian Youth Center. Six years after the cemter was launched, running mostly out the Reikhtman family’s duplex on Carleton Avenue, the center found a place to call home. Full Story

Oholei Torah Marks Birthday

Today in Oholei Torah, a farbrengen was held celebrating the 61st birthday of Magid shiur Rabbi Avrohom Gerlitzky. Rabbi Gerlitzky was presented with gifts and a cake designed with the cover of the Kovetz Ha'oros U'biurim. Photos

Diplomat Credited in South Korea

Israeli Ambassador Yigal B. Caspi requested that Chabad-Lubavitch establish a permanent presence in South Korea - and the new center was born. He spoke highly of the movement’s ability to reach out to Jews of all backgrounds and to connect them to one another. That was all it took. The rest is history. Full Story

Yeshiva Goes Beyond Gemora

Tomchei Tmimim Lubavitch of Montreal launched the first of a series of interactive workshops to take place every Motzei Shabbat. This past week the first workshop entitled "Safrus" was held, led by a well-known local Sofer, Rabbi David Cohen. More

Chumash Party at ULY

This week Rabbi Berel Greenfeld's class in United Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Ocean Parkway celebrated thier first Chumash class. Video

Tucson Gets a Third Torah

A special and commemorative ceremony this past week in Tucson's Young Israel synagogue was no novelty - it would be their third. But Rabbi Yossie Shemtov emphasised the unique quality of this specific scroll he called "The Hakhel Unity Torah." Full Story, Photos