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This Sunday, there will be a Roll Call made at the Kinus Hashluchim gala banquet. But Crown Heights will not be called out. Full Story

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November 28, 2011 9:58 pm

how hard is it to actually be a shliach in crown hights? lubavitch schools,kosher restaraunts, i cant say its actually hard.

I agree with number 3
November 27, 2011 10:22 pm

Levke Kaplan rocks!!!!

Mechanchim and Mechanchos
November 24, 2011 9:12 pm

Mechanchim and Mechanchos ARE invited to the Kinus

amazing people with true ahavas yisrael in CH
November 24, 2011 12:03 am

I am awed by so many people in Crown Heghts who reach out to others with a full heart. It’s still true that a lot of people get lost here and need support.I notice that people who became frum through shluchim outside of CH and move here get a lot more support and feel like they have family behind them more than people who became frum here. It’s a hard place to live but B”H there are incredible shluchim here.

shliach needed!
November 23, 2011 10:20 pm

to teach some people not to call others who are not on their level “lite”.

The Rebbe was against the term “kiruv rechokim” for obvious reasons which every shliach would be glad to inform you of

November 23, 2011 9:58 pm

Definitely more inreach is needed. Chabad on Campus on some of our local NYC campuses is sorely lacking..Where are the Shabbatons for college students that every campus Shliach makes? Where are the Friday night dinners??Where is Chabad for us local college people?????

To #10
November 23, 2011 8:38 pm

i dont think he is saying that we need Rabbi Kotlarsky to put ch into the roll call. That’s not particularly a problem for most people (i hope). Like you said the roll call is an exciting and amazing part of the kinnus but anyways it doesn’t benefit the shluchim in any of those ways. What the author is saying is that ch really needs some help with a lot of things. I personally agree; as strange as it feels to say this, i think ch needs an official shliach. So many things that used to be such a part… Read more »

November 23, 2011 6:47 pm

Here vis a family,withb nmany Rabbis,as Rabbi Moshe Wilhelm and his WIfe ,Devora Wilhelm that nobodey should ever forget.They are a Family of Valor.They have inspired me,for 8 years,i hope there honored. Portland Chabad,,its a Privelege to have known him as there family.Jeffrey Tobias

agree...or not
November 23, 2011 5:42 pm

i agree that there should be special attention in ch. there r many people who need help there, getting back on track. but crown heights is NOT state.

I got a brocho from the Rebbe
November 23, 2011 1:23 pm

I got a brocho from the Rebbe to teach in a School in C.H. I hold myself as a Shliach

November 23, 2011 12:41 pm

Rabbi and Mrs. Mendel (Chaya) Lerman
Rabbi and Mrs. Chezzy (Sima) Denebeim
Rabbi Moshe Pinson
Rabbi Y Y Jacobson
as well as RabbI Moishe Feiglin

Rabbi Heller
November 23, 2011 12:35 pm

Who is raising Yungerleit to be G-D fearing people and helping them with SHolom Bais problems…

He is a shliach in my book

The Point
November 23, 2011 3:21 am

The details in the article are irrelevant THE POINT IS WHAT SHOULD BE NOTICED. There is a good point behind those words. reread the article and think.

Done Deed.
November 23, 2011 1:59 am

Crown Heights already has several prominent and, to varying degrees, successful individuals who reach out to our youth, to troubled adults, and to us simple folk who just want to share our thoughts/problems with people of experience, people who’ve ” been around the block” a lot, so to speak. We can’t have “A” shaliach here. There is no one person that every type of seeker will relate to. Hence, we have several choices of chassidim and chassidestehs involved in Crown Heights “shlichus.” May they all be gebentched…

CH Is Mentioned
November 23, 2011 1:31 am

RAbbi Kotlarsky always mentions the state of NY and points out that it all started in KAN TZIVAH!!!!! I work 3000 miles away from Montreal and Toronto,in a very different kind of Shlichus from those who live in those big cities. yet until last year we were all summed up as Canada. Today we are called up by the different provinces, but he cannot specify each city. The roll call would take hours!
Hatzlacha in your own shlichus!

how about yagdil tora/merkaz anash?!
November 23, 2011 1:16 am
Just sayin'
November 23, 2011 1:10 am

And don’t forget Charlie Buttons.

The shliach of CH
November 23, 2011 12:54 am

Collive is the shliach of Crown Heights. Look at all the opeds it runs about problems in Crown Heights and how it unites people of opposing viewpoints by letting them voice their opinions. And it informs people about events in Crown Heights. Thank you, Collive.

To all the commentors
November 22, 2011 11:29 pm

You all missed the point.The quesion is not is there or should ther be shluchim in crownheights,rather is chabad to involved in out reach that they have forgotten about inreach ? The answer is a obvious yes.

to NUMBER 11
November 22, 2011 10:44 pm


To # 29
November 22, 2011 10:43 pm

True, the Rebbe MHM set up the system of shlichut. Also true,
the Rebbe MHM said clearly that EVERY Yid is now a shliach. That is the point of the new shlicut, set up by the Rebbe MHM, a long with the main schlichut, to M’kabel P’nei Moshiach Tzidkeinu. Just like we are Dor Shevii, whether we like it or not, we are ALL on schlichut, sent by the Rebbe MHM, whether we like it or not. Let’s do our job.

l m
November 22, 2011 10:26 pm

when my sons were in yeshiva here, there were 2 great yeshivas O.T. and ULY. however there was nothing available for boys/girls with problems. Today B”H there are quite a few. Every new yeshiva that is geared to helping our children is run by a dedicated staff (a SHALIACH OR 2) AND THEY DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED

not every good guy
November 22, 2011 9:29 pm

not every good guy is a shliach, a shliach is someone sent by the rebbe.
before gimmel tammuz the many good guys in ch werent either shluchim

true shluchim in CH
November 22, 2011 9:16 pm

Rabbi Chaim Yisroel Wilhelm

New shliach of ch
November 22, 2011 8:41 pm

The idea is good, however to say that crown heights has many messed up kids and let’s have a shliach to help then, just shifts the responsibility away from us as parents. The way shoo his is supposed to work is those who are strong in their chassidishkeit and frumkeit go out all over the world. But everyone else must stay together in a community so that we can all strengthen each other. This only works if the community has high standards that keep us growing. Today unfortunately there are many elements that are bringing us down. Realistically, families are… Read more »

re #20
November 22, 2011 7:59 pm

regarding your 2nd point i agree with you all the Mechanchim& Mechanchos should be a part of the Kinnusim…………

Leben Yam Iz Truken
November 22, 2011 7:48 pm

CH is blessed with Rabbonim, Mechanchim and some shayne Yidden. Unfortunately most of this talent is not utilized. Every Bais Kneses, Shul and Minyan in CH should have a Rav or/and Mashpia with Kvias Itim for both men and women. Things will then improve. While on the subject Tznius is a major issue . A story is perhaps in place. A Chassid of a Polisher Rebbe was suddenly once plagued with a host of problems. His Parnossa took a slide, two of his children were stricken with a very painful illness etc etc. He and his wife travel to their… Read more »

teachers / mechanchim
November 22, 2011 7:28 pm

How about the ones who form the next generation of shluchim without them we would have nothing

November 22, 2011 7:25 pm

careful what you wish for ….. just wait and see 2 days after official shluchim get appointed to crown heights well be having a fight about head shluchim to ch …. you cant win

eyal bension and the rest of darchei's staff
November 22, 2011 7:24 pm
CH roll call
November 22, 2011 7:20 pm

Yes, indeed:

Rabbi and Mrs. Mendel (Chaya) Lerman
Rabbi and Mrs. Chezzy (Sima) Denebeim
Rabbi Moshe Pinson
Rabbi Y Y Jacobson
as well as RabbI Moishe Feiglin and perhaps even Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky

deserve recognition as internal shluchim to Crown Heights. I’m not in CH anymore and I may well be missing someone.

Grow up (grew up on shlichus)
November 22, 2011 7:17 pm

Do ppl actually still use the term farmers..????

November 22, 2011 7:01 pm

Looking at all the angry comments, I would seem like the old saying is correct:
The truth hurts.
And since it seems to hurt so very much to so many people, I can only conclude that it more true than anyone would care to admit…

To point out
November 22, 2011 6:46 pm

I am impressed that many of the comments on this site notice the fact that someone is working hard to start a juicy argument. That aside, it seems like people are giving themselves an inferiority complex for no reason. No one is saying that the Kinnus is the only Lubavitch event and no one is saying that Shluchim run Lubavitch. In fact, the opposite is true. Shlichus is but one aspect and a mere offshoot of what Chabad Chassidus is. The fact that people that live in a Chabad community and decide to define their importance based on whether they… Read more »

Re 20
November 22, 2011 6:38 pm

Regarding your first point, I personally heard Rabbi Kotlarsky thank the Crown Heights community for their hospitality and support in past years.

to 16 and 18
November 22, 2011 6:37 pm

I AM SHOCKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
shame on you! you really don’t deserve any attention for your comments, but all I can say is that that is a disgusting attitude!

November 22, 2011 6:35 pm

resentment for the kinus?
what are you talking about.
many of crown heightzers can go if they wanted to myself included,and i have no rensentment desire to go.
however, it would be nice if the shluchim didnt look down upon crown heightzers.
they are the foundation of lubavitch worldwide, as 770 being the foundation of lubavitch.
hatzlacha b’kol

what about like
November 22, 2011 6:23 pm

everyone who is a shliach in Tzivos Hashen?!???

What about Rabbi Nosson Blumes
November 22, 2011 6:12 pm

Nosson Blumes from Oholei Torah – He has done an amazing job? he’s my vote

#30 umm?
November 22, 2011 6:02 pm


November 22, 2011 6:01 pm

i dont think the rebbe wanted chabad corp?

this is why we have a hard time getting things done.
November 22, 2011 5:55 pm

it will be more effective and beneficial to the community if we didn’t have a nasty comment or sometimes any comment.
rather we must learn to overlook our egos and take action when needed even if we feel like its not our place.
when we do things with sincerity then it will go a long way.
even without the title

November 22, 2011 5:48 pm

the money we’re sure to spend in the Shechunah this week. We love all that CH has to offer!

November 22, 2011 5:46 pm

The fact that Crown Hieghts even needs a specific Shlichus or Chabad House is a sad situation but might be the reality. Also the reality is the Rebbe sent Shluchim to spread Yiddishkiet to those not yet there. We all have a “shlichus” to do in this world but that is different than the “Shluchim” the Rebbe sent. Please appreciate that included in NY State are all it’s communities. As well, I’m not sure why there is a comment made that Shluchim that indeed are able to fundraise in Crown Heights are ungrateful…I would have to disagree & sure there… Read more »

Reb Chezzi Dennebeim & Reb Moshe Pinson
November 22, 2011 5:32 pm

Are the Rebbes Shluchim to CH

November 22, 2011 5:22 pm

rabbi motti lipsker, who runs The Beis Medrash.

November 22, 2011 5:19 pm

there is definitely a feeling of resentment that CH residents display come the banquet of the kinus. I feel it every year when I come. but what many fail to realize is that: 1)shlichus is a job for every Jew-man, woman, child whether you get recognition here or not-you get plenty of recognition by the One who Sees and Hears all-that’s the main thing 2)how many times do you go to a simcha in CH? Bar Mitzvah? lchaim? wedding? do u know that for a big percentage of shluchim (myself incl) this banquet is about the only event that can… Read more »

Bais Shmuel
November 22, 2011 5:11 pm

Rabbi YY Jacobson and R. Moshe Pinson are shluchim in CH!

November 22, 2011 5:10 pm

When they announce ny state there is a SPECIAL mention of crown heights.

I’d write an op-Ed about why it SHOULNT be mention. (farmers that sit and bash shulchim shouldn’t be given credit as the “people that started it all and give support to shluchim, the residents of the headquarters, kan tziva Hashem es habracha” – direct quote from roll call.)

Real c h shluchim are included in the hundreds of other real ny state shluchim.

Och un Vay
November 22, 2011 4:51 pm

Och un Vay that it has come to this that the community of Crown Heights needs a Shliach also!

November 22, 2011 4:49 pm

Well said. At the least Crown Heights should be acknowledged as opening their homes and community to the sluchim, their baali baatim, friends, family and strangers. Shluchim do fund raise in Crown Heights but they are still called farmers.

November 22, 2011 4:36 pm

Maybe you should initiate that certain people can be nominated to be acknowledged for their efforts that are similar to shlichus in our community, like a few commentators have suggested.

Chabad of Crown Heights=
November 22, 2011 4:29 pm

Rabbi Chanan Krivisky.

To 20
November 22, 2011 4:24 pm

Rmk says exactly that every year

Oihel Nosson
November 22, 2011 4:18 pm

Rabbi Shua Brook

November 22, 2011 4:15 pm

seriously u all need to chill. and everyone should just concentrate on themselves and doing their little shlichus. and shlichus in CH is not just about helping “problem kids” its about reaching out to your NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR, literally, and lending a hand, just listening, making a meal, giving a smile….THIS will make the rebbe proud

G-d's Roll Call
November 22, 2011 4:09 pm

After 120 years, you will be asked if you were YOUR best self. Divine providence has each person living his or her respective life. Make the best of it. Make the most of it.
It’s not about roll call, kids. It’s about ROLE CALL.
Wishing us all Hatzlacha in fulfilling our full potential.

Bais levi Yitzchok
November 22, 2011 4:02 pm

Isn’t Bais Levi Yitzchok known as the “Only Chabad House in Crown Heights”?

chynik hackers
November 22, 2011 3:58 pm

dreit nisht kein may-ach. go wash your dishes, make dinner, do laundry, smile, exercise, say a perek tillim, thank the aybersheter and recognize that there is a grayseh g-t oif der velt.

system set up by the rebbe
November 22, 2011 3:55 pm

you need to be sent by MERKOS, if not, its true that youre doing great work, and nobody’s taking away from from that. You want recognition, do it through MERKOS. the system was set up by the Rebbe for a reason.

shliach chezzi and sima denebeim
November 22, 2011 3:41 pm

if you were there in the museum this tishrei you may have mistaken it for a chabad house

to #15
November 22, 2011 3:36 pm

headquarters is not crown heights

and i think crown heights should get a special mention! the rebbe lived there and shlichus started from there and every new shliach gets help from there

November 22, 2011 3:35 pm

(Google it.)

This is the season when everyone wants in on the action. You can’t blame the author for jumping on the bandwagon…

November 22, 2011 3:32 pm

true, true, true

crown heights
November 22, 2011 3:28 pm

ch is not a state. they call out NY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

no basis of truth
November 22, 2011 3:27 pm

It was clearly written by someone who didn’t go on shlichus (not even to Ch) and just wants to undermine the establishment.

Shimmy Weinbaum???
November 22, 2011 3:25 pm

I hope he is given well deserved honor!

November 22, 2011 3:24 pm

Here comes the truth. Merkoz never gave proper recognition to local Shluchim, I can prove my point so clearly that the people at Merkoz would agree. The real reason is cause nobody likes to deal with the guy in your neighborhood, and their a little intimidated by them ( based in things I witnessed ). I know so many people that do Shlichus full time, and they can’t get registered to be under Merkoz ( with all the benefits that come along ) and tell them to go to Tzach etc….. In the meantime they make people that devote thier… Read more »

they don't should neighborhoods
November 22, 2011 3:21 pm

do the people of crown heights feel so down that they need to be especially mentioned? i don’t see west rogers park, pico, snowdon, manhattan or any other neighborhood. What i do think Rabbi Kotlarsky should announce is: 1) A thank you to the people of Crown Heights for being the ongoing support system and “home base” for the Shluchim, hosting their groups, sending $$, and welcoming their children into the schools with open arms 2) There should be a special announcement for all the Mechanchim in the chabad. the SHLUCHIM who are always forgotten, yet spend each day worrying… Read more »

To all the yungerlait
November 22, 2011 3:21 pm

Occupy Shlichus!! enough of the 1% that all get shlichus from family, while other are left in the dark.

November 22, 2011 3:21 pm

go on shlichus!

November 22, 2011 3:18 pm

while thousand of supporters are constantly recognized, the hundreds of thousand of dollars that shluchim raise from CH goes completely unnoticed…..

from a farmers mouth
November 22, 2011 3:12 pm

To farmers ears

Lubavitch world headqyarters
November 22, 2011 3:05 pm

They always mention Lubavitch world headquarters so hack nisht in chainik

hellooo carrol st!!
November 22, 2011 3:01 pm


Is Crown Heights a state?
November 22, 2011 2:57 pm

As far as I know they only call out countries and the US states…

New York
November 22, 2011 2:56 pm

When the state of NY is called out, all the Shluchim, including those in Crown Heights will stand.

why are you trying to stir up trouble and bad will?

KAN TZIVOH....................
November 22, 2011 2:55 pm



I don't understand what's your problem??
November 22, 2011 2:53 pm

They don’t call out the Pico Robinson area in California either. Why should they call out CH?? They make a special mention for NY and the people who should stand up then. Have you ever been there before??

Bais Shmuel Rabbi
November 22, 2011 2:51 pm

Raibbi Yosef Yitzchok Jacobson has done an amazing job in opening the eyes of many of his congregants and others.

Very well put!
November 22, 2011 2:48 pm

Very well put!
So important to start change form within

to # 3
November 22, 2011 2:47 pm

Rabbi lipsker At the beis medrash of 580 crown

November 22, 2011 2:46 pm

8. Mrs. Sarah Labkowsky (Machon Chana)
9. Rabbi Mendel Lerman (Bais Levi Yitzchak)

To #1
November 22, 2011 2:41 pm


Moishy Feiglin is a great guy and I saw him in action a few times and he’s really effective, but you can’t say that he is the “Shliach to Crown Heights”.

He mainly deals with tourbeled youth (which is very important), but not families, anash, regular kids, bochurim etc.

And they don’t call out Crown Heights at the roll call

well said
November 22, 2011 2:37 pm

Crown Heights needs chizuk in so many areas..tznius being a major 1..but who will listen???Sometimes it looks like we are too far gone.

here's a list of shluchim in Crown Heights we should learn from them
November 22, 2011 2:35 pm

1. Reb Yehoshua Werde
2. Levke Caplan
3. Chaim Fogelman
3. Mrs Gorkin
4. Chezzi Denebeim
5. Levi Broud
6. Moshe Feiglin
7. Yosef Konovsky

these people’s work cannot be unnoticed!!! we have more than you think!!!

ch resident
November 22, 2011 2:34 pm

dont expect anything there is no fame no money no kovad by helping ch kids. so dont waste ur time.rabbi kotlrasky is great i dont mean him i mean the overall attitude .is money money publicity publicity.

Yes, and he does
November 22, 2011 2:33 pm

Rabbi Moishe Feiglin is one of many shluchim to Crown heights who is recognized and stands up by the roll call.

Just because you want people to read your dribble doesn’t mean that you know what you’re talking about.

Some people say what they think and others think what they say, which category are you?

You don’t have to answer, the article speaks volumes.