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 Shturem will broadcast live from the Ohel Sunday 

Shturem.net in the U.S.A. will broadcast live from the Ohel throughout this Sunday Gimmel Tammuz. Shturem cameras and special equipment will transmit the emotions and atmosphere at the holy site to surfers all over the world.

Shturem will be speaking and interviewing mashpiim, shluchim, rabbis and admirers who will share with the viewers their personal story and connection with the bRebbe.

The broadcast will begin at 9 AM and end at 5 PM New York time.

The program is being aired in the "zechus" of Reb Shmuel Aaron and Ayala Levin and their family of Nachlas Har Chabad.

    
 
 Campus Chomesh at 10 
This Year Campus Chomesh celebrated a decade of excellence in education as it marked ten years since the opening of the spacious building at 470 Lefferts Ave.
Named after Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, Campus Chomesh was established after her passing in 1988. The Rebbe himself attended the groundbreaking ceremony as he passed by in his car on the way to the Ohel. T
he Rebbe beckoned to Rabbi Shemtov and handed him a donation of $470, corresponding to the numerical value of Chaya Mushka, the Rebbitzen's name. Comments
    
 
 Events for Machon Chana 
 Gimmel Tammuz Conference July 2-10 Can't come?     Join us on Conference  616 597 8000# * 636056 ** 827416 ***789704 Wednesday: Shalom Bayis  8:00 pm    (open to men and women) Engaged & First Year Couples Workshop*  Rabbi  ...
    
 
 An 'angel' from Alabama 
Lifesaver: Marisa Hester, right, gave her kidney to Hershey Fillig. The successful transplant allowed the Crown Heights man to see his daughter Chani, left, marry Shmuly Rosenfeld, middle.
Lifesaver: Marisa Hester, right, gave her kidney to Hershey Fillig. The successful transplant allowed the Crown Heights man to see his daughter Chani, left, marry Shmuly Rosenfeld, middle. | Photograph: Sharon Udasin

For Marisa Hester, a Pentecostal Christian from Prattville, Ala., choosing an outfit for an ultra-Orthodox Crown Heights wedding wasn’t easy. Sorting through her two sets of formalwear, she eventually opted for a knee-length floral skirt and a high-necked black chiffon blouse, embellished with sparkling beads.

She worried, however, that her slightly sheer sleeves were too revealing and would insult her newfound family.

But at the June 24 wedding, the bride and her relatives could not have been less offended.
A year ago, Hester, 26, gave an invaluable gift to the bride’s father, Hershey Fellig, 47, whose struggle she had read about on an e-mail list-serve. With the slice of a scalpel, Hester gave Fellig — a perfect stranger — her kidney, thereby saving his life. Continue

    
 
 Brooklyn Heights salutes the Rebbe 

Yesterday close to 200 members of the Chabad Houses in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn Heights gathered to mark 14 years since Gimmel Tamuz that falls out this Sunday.

The event was organized by the shluchim in Brooklyn Heights, Rabbis Shimon Hecht and Eli Raskin who also addressed the audience. 

The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Yosef Telushkin who electrified the audience with his talk on  "Love your neighbor as you love yourself"

Click here to see  a large photo gallery by Binyamin Lifshitz

    
 
 The quiet before the storm 

The thousands of guests that have arrived in Crown Heights for Gimmel Tamuz are taking advantage of the "quiet before the storm" and are visiting the Ohel before Sunday when there are fewer people than the masses that will be arriving on Sunday.

In the tent near the Ohel one can see it buzzing with people davening quietly or writing quitlach. The atmosphere is very elevating. By the Tzion itself one can see shluchim, mekurovim, rabbis and mashpiim from all over the world.

In the midst of all the hustle-bustle one can see Rabbi Abba Refson, Director at the Ohel, speaking with visitors, putting on Tefilin with some and from time to time will check up on the preparations for the big day.

Shturem photographer Meir Elfasi was at the Ohel and photographed it all. Click here to see

    
 
 Preparations at Ohel in full swing 

Preparing the tent at the Ohel is in full swing these days. Thousands are expected to spend Shabbos at the Ohel and non-stop massive movement from Motzoei Shabbos till Sunday night.

A Shturem reporter who visited the Ohel reports that new air conditioners are being.

Shturem Photographer Meir Elfasi was there and brought back a photo archive 

    
 
 A new picture of the Rebbe 

In wake of Chof Ches Nissan that fell out yesterday and marked 67 years since the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin arrived in the U.S. fleeing from France new documents of correspondence between the Previous Rebbe and diplomatic channels on getting the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin out of Europe and bringing them to the U.S.

Also released is a new picture, never before seen, of the Rebbe.

    
 
 Thousands of chassidim begin to arrive in 770 and at Ohel 

Hundreds of chassidim and Temimim from all over the world have started to arrive in 770 and at the Ohel for Gimmel Tamuz

On Sunday tens of thousands of people are expected to come to the Ohel. Many will take part on organized farbrengens too.

Shturem photographer Meir Elfasi was there when they arrived and posted a large photo gallery of 60 pictures

    
 
 Rabbi Eidelman farbrengs with crowd in 770 
Rabbi Eidelman farbrengs
Rabbi Eidelman farbrengs | Photograph: Meir Elfasi/Shturem

Hundreds of chassidim attended a special "unity Farbrengen" in 770 yesterday Chof Ches Sivan, the day the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin arrived to the shores of the U.S. in 1941 as they fled from France.

The veteran shliach of Springfield, N.J. Rabbi David Eidelman was a member of the welcoming committee that received the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin then and he also attended yesterday's farbrengen in 770.

Rabbis, Mashpiim, Anash and Temimim, all listened attentivley to Rabbi Eidelman as he shared with the crowd episodes and stories from those days.

The farbrengen was also held in the zechus  of Yocheved Chaya Rochel bas Esther Malka for a Speedy Recovery. Photos and comments

    
 
 Tzach supporters meet at Ohel 

Following last year's success, Tzach Headquarters in N.Y. again convened a special event for Jews in the Metro area marking the 14th Yom Hahilulah of the Rebbe.

The event was held in the tent near the Ohel. At about 6 PM they started arriving from all over N.Y. After avery impressive welcome ceremony, they wrote their Pidyon Nefesh and went into the Ohel.

The emcee of the event was Rabbi Pesach Shmerling and guest speakers were Rabbi Yehudah Leib Groner and Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Jacobson.

Entertainment was provided by the chazonim Rabbi Sholom Ber Baumgarten and Hersh Tsaskes accompanied by Eli Lipsker

Shturem photographer Meir Elfasi was there and posted a magnificent photo gallery

    
 
 Photo Gallery of Zaltzman-Liberov wedding 
Photograph: Meir Elfasi/Shturem

Last night the wedding of Avrohom Zaltzman from Toronto, Canada son of the shluchim in charge of the Russian Community  in Toronto Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok and Hena Zaltzman and Shterna Sarah Liberov of Brooklyn, N.Y. daughter of the shluchim Rabbi Shneur Zalman and Sheva Esther Liberov took place in the Oholei Torah auditorium in Crown Heights.

Shturem photographer Meir Elfasi was there too and posted a photo gallery

    
 
 Campers line up to go to biggest Camp in the world 
Crown Heights today
Crown Heights today | Photograph: Meir Elfasi, Shturem
Children all over the U.S. continue to board buses taking them to camps where they will spend their summer vacation.
Today for the second day in a row one could see hundreds of children lined up in  front of 770 to board 7 buses that would take them to the biggest camp in the world - Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, N.Y.
On the other side of Eastern Parkway hundreds of girls were lined up to go to Camp Emunah.  They were followed by campers who boarded buses to go to Camp Chayalei Hamelech.
A Shturem photgrapher were at all sites and posted a magnificent photo gallery
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 Chabad to expand facilities at KU 
After starting with just a handful of students two years ago, the Chabad House at University of Kansas has found itself bursting at the seams with nearly 40 students coming for Shabbat dinner there each week. In response, they are expanding their facilities.

Currently located in one side of a duplex at 1203 W. 19th St. in Lawrence, Chabad House has acquired the other half, where Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel and his family have been living. The Tiechtels will move to another home, and Chabad House will expand to fill the whole duplex. Continue

    
 
 Principal "blown away" after receiving $100,000 
Rabbi Noah Kosofsky
Rabbi Noah Kosofsky
LONGMEADOW When he found out Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy was receiving a $100,000 donation, principal Rabbi Noach Kosofsky was blown away.

"I was very overwhelmed when I found out about Harriet's generosity to the school," Kosofsky said, referring to Harriet R. Cohen, of Longmeadow, who left $100,000 to the academy in her will. Continue

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 Piamenta rocks at Lorber-Munitz wedding 
Photograph: Meir Elfasi

An especially lively wedding took place last night in the auditorium of Oholei Torah in Crown Heights: the wedding of Yehudah Lorber (son of Yehoshua and Annie Lorber of Kfar Chabad) and Yehudit Munitz (daughter of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Munitz of Buffalo, N.Y.).

The choson's mother is a sister of the Piamenta Brothers so they made sure to provide the song, music and dance

A Shturem photographer was there and posted a special photo gallery

    

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