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Bais Iyar 5715-5777
 Tzach Farbrengs for 62nd Anniversary 
Photograph: Photos by Marco Dashev
An uplifting and warm Kinus Celebration marked the 62st anniversary of the founding of “Tzach,” Tzeirei Agudas Chabad Hamerkozis, also known as the Lubavitch Youth Organization, by the Rebbe in 5715.The celebration at the Tzivos Hashem Miseum in Crown Heights was timed with Beis Iyar, the birthday of the fourth Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, known by the acronym the “Rebbe Maharash ■ more
Chabad at ASU
 Kosher "Chick-In" for Jewish Students 
Photograph: jewishaz.com
Jewish students at Arizona State University finally have a kosher meat restaurant on the Tempe campus they can enjoy ■ “Students who keep kosher have an option to eat on campus now and grab a bite to eat between classes,” said Rabbi Shmuel Tiechtel, founding director of Chabad at ASU. “It’s providing a very, very important need ■ more
Acherei S'reifa Misashrim
 Sea Gate, NY: Fire Guts Lubavitcher Shul 
Photograph: Chabad.org
For the first two days of Passover, the Kneses Israel Synagogue of Sea Gate was buzzing with activity. There were communal seders, inspiring talks and soulful prayer services, morning and night. But on Chai Nissan shortly after midnight, Shluchim Rabbi Chaim and Rivkah Brikman got a phone call from a local Hatzolah emergency-services member, telling them the synagogue they led—and just left, really—was ablaze ■ “I’m amazed that everywhere I went after the fire, the first question from anyone I met was: ‘Were you able to save the Torahs ■ more
AD MOSAI? Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Loss: Rabbi Menachem Aharon Rodal, OB"M 
With profound sadness and deep pain we inform you of the untimely passing of Rabbi Menachem Ahron ben R'Yosef HaKohen Rodal, OBM of Los Angeles, CA. He was 68 years old. The levaye will take place today, Monday, in Los Angeles, passing Cheder Menachem at 3:00 PM. The levaye in New York will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, passing by 770 at 12:15  ■ more
Live! Dr. Librescu Memorial Lecture
 Rabbi Nissan Mangel to Speak at Virginia Tech 
A standing room only crowd is expected next Monday, the 28th of Nissan, (April 24), to hear Rabbi Nissen Mangel, a prominent holocaust survivor recount his survival from Auschwitz. Rabbi Mangel will speak at an event organized by the Virginia Tech community in honor of Professor Liviu Librescu ■ more
Updated: One Suspect Arrested
 Flatbush: Shul Caretaker Robbed, Beaten 
Photograph: CHI
A pair of thieves broke into a Chabad shul in Flatbush, Brooklyn, and while searching for valuables they happened upon the caretaker, whom they beat and robbed – even forcing him to open the safe of the Aron Kodesh.The incident happened at around 5:30am in the Beis Menachem Mendel Shul at 1703 Avenue J, law enforcement sources said that the thieves – two black males – broke into the Shul through a first floor window ■ UPDATE: An arrest has been made in the assault and robbery of a Chabad Shul caretaker in Flatbushmore

Chabad of Towson and Goucher
 Judge Rules: Chabad Must Remove Structure 
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has ordered that a controversial 6,614-square-foot structure a religious organization built in a residential neighborhood in Towson must come down within the next year.The decision is the latest in a legal battle between Friends of Lubavitch Inc. and the organization's neighbors, who say that the structure the organization built  is out of character with the neighborhood ■ more
Chabad of Chicago
 Impressive Pilpulim at Annual Kinus Torah 
t’s been happening for more than 50 years and it happened once again this year. The annual Kinus Torah in Chicago took place on Chol Hamoed Pesach at Cong. Bnei Ruven.The program began with divrei brocha by the event organizer, Head Shliach of Illinois Rabbi Meir Moscowitz and was followed by Rabbi Baruch Hertz, Mora D'asra who gave a talk in connection to sfiras haaomer ■ more
AD MOSAI? Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Loss: Rabbi Beryl Epstein, OB"M 
Photograph: CHI
With great sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of Rabbi Beryl Epstein OBM, a longtime Crown Heights resident who was famous for his walking tours of the neighborhood. He was 58 years old.For over thirty years Rabbi Epstein has lead tours of Crown Heights and Chabad in the neighborhood to groups of comprised of both Jews and non-Jews ■ more
Merkos Shlichus Pesach 5777
 622 Tmimim Span the Globe for Sedorim 
Photograph: Itzik Roytman

HaTomim Naftali Hertz Pewzner and his chavrusa HaTomim Menachem Sassonkin arrived last weekend in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital of the world, to prepare for the public seder they will hosting for the Jewish residents of the city as well as for the Jewish tourists. This chavrusa is one of 310 additional chavrusa's who arrived in hundreds of locations around the world in order to prepare for the public Sedorim, as part of Merkos Shlichus program ■ more

Yom HaBohir Yud Alef Nissan 5777
 Illinois Salutes The Rebbe, Prepares for Pesach 
In honor of Yud Aleph Nissan the Head Shliach of Illinois, Rabbi Meir Moscowitz, was invited to give the invocation at both the State Senate and the House of Representatives in the Illinois State Capital ■ more
Yom HaBohir Yud Alef Nissan 5777
 Cheder Kids & Tmimim Join for Mivtzoim 
Dozens of Cheder students and Tmimim joined together for a day of Mivztoim with the annual Chicago pre- Yud Alef Nissan Mitzvah Tank parade.Following a Rally at Cheder Lubavitch Boys School where Head Shliach Rabbi Meir Moscowitz talked about Yud Aleph Nissan, the entire school cheered as the parade of Tanks drove off to the Daley Center in downtown Chicago ■ more
Mivtza Matzah 5777
 Chabad Grass Valley Offers Free Matzah 
Photograph: Illustration Photo/ Chabad of Grass Valley
Chabad of Grass Valley plans to distribute dozens of pounds of hand-made Shmurah Matzah this year to help Jews in Grass Valley, Nevada City and surrounding areas participate in the upcoming Passover holiday. The Matzahs will be delivered to homes in the community ■ more
Chabad of the Rivertowns
 New Torah Funded by Lawsuit Settlement 
Photograph: Chabadrt.org/Greg Khtirov
A Torah scroll is void if any of its 304,805 letters are missing or incomplete, or if its dozens of sheets of parchment and the ink aren’t prepared in strict adherence of Torah law ■ Children joined the scribe while he wrote letter 304,803. Letter 304,804 was dedicated to the entire community. Jean-Marc Orlando, the man who funded the creation of the new scroll, came onstage with his family for the writing of the final letter ■ more
Chabad of Orange County
 Chabad Hosts Jewish Pop Art Event 

Chabad of Orange County, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, recently hosted a Jewish Pop Art Event with "Pop Art Rabbi" Yitzchok Moully. The bright and spirited evening, which included friends, wine and pastries, featured a creative silk screen painting workshop led by Moully ■ more

Hamokom Yenachem..
 The Mazkir at the Rappaport Home 
Rabbi Yehuda Leib Groner, Chaver Mazkirus, paid a shiva visit to the Rappaport family, who are mourning the passimg of their dear father Rabbi Reuvein Rappaport, OB"M ■ more

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