B"H Saturday, 1 Cheshvan 5775 | October 25 2014
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 (Video) Lipa Shmeltzer at Chabad shul in Monsey 
Photograph: Mordechai Litzman
Over 200 people, members of the Chabad community in Monsey, N.Y. gathered together for a farbrengen Sunday Gimmel Tamuz with the Rabbi of the community, Rabbi Boruch  Leshes.
Performing at the event was Lipa Shmeltzer.
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Yagdil Torah announces:
 Tanya shiur and learning resources in Crown Heights 
Tanya Shiur
We would like to inform you that Rabbi  Yosef Paltiel will once again be giving a Tanya shiur during the summer Shabbosim in Empire Shtiebel. Mincha is at 6:00 followed by the shiur which goes for about an hour.  The shiur is in English. Arranged by Empire Shtibel
Learning Resources
In order to provide more learning options, and make it easier for people to access them at any time, we have compiled a  list Torah resources. The list includes many websites that offer audio shiurim, and also online libraries which one can access at any time and place. We are sure that there are many more resources available so, if you know of one, please do not hesitate to notify us by contacting us and we will post it for the benefit of everybody.
Note: Yagdil Torah does not take responsibility for the content of the links provided. click here to view the list.
Reminder: Beis Habechira Shiurim
There are several shiurim throughout the Crown Heights about  Hilchos Beis Habechira. The three weeks is a time to increase in learning these halachos. For times and locations click here
    
 
 Ceiling in 770 is replaced 
Renovating 770
Renovating 770 | Photograph: Meir Elfasi, Shturem

This week work started to remove the dropped ceiling upstairs in 770 and replace it with a new one. The last time it was replaced was 30 years ago.

The old ceiling will be transferred to the Chabad House in Los Angeles headed by the head shliach Rabbi Shlomo Cunin who is funding the expensesof renovations in 770.

Shturem.net heard mixed feelings about the move. Some welcomed it while others don't like the change in the memories they have in the building of the Rebbe. Comments

    
 
 Rabbi joins police chaplain program 
Rabbi Estrin
Rabbi Estrin

Rabbi Elie Estrin, who runs Chabad’s University of Washington organization, has just finished training as a Seattle Community Police Chaplain. He’s the only rabbi of about 30 chaplains, a mix of clergy and lay people, and only one of two Jews.

The volunteer chaplain force assists police in giving tragic news to families of accident and crime victims, including death notification. Although they are accompanied by a uniformed officer, their work frees other officers to do more specific police duties. Continue

    
 
 Court Rules In Favor of Condo's Right to Remove Mezuzah 

(lubavitch.com) A federal court ruling that denied a Chicago condo resident’s right to hang a mezuzah on her front door incensed a local legislator and surprised area rabbis.

“The mezuzah is a symbol that is as important as an American flag. To me, it’s protected by the first amendment,” retired Alderman Burton F. Natarus told Lubavitch.com. “I may have to heat up the drums” and take action against the ruling. Continue

    
 
 West wing dedicated at newly expanded Chabad Center 
Consul general of Israel to the Southwest, Asher Yarden, joined Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff, Texas regional director of Chabad Lubavitch, in affixing the mezuzah to the front doorway of the newly expanded C
Consul general of Israel to the Southwest, Asher Yarden, joined Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff, Texas regional director of Chabad Lubavitch, in affixing the mezuzah to the front doorway of the newly expanded C | Photograph: MICHAEL C. DUKE
Hundreds of Houstonians from across the Jewish community turned out for the Chabad Center’s west wing dedication. The ceremony included a Chinese auction, cocktail reception and concert with Benny Friedman and Chony Milecki.

The evening’s emcee, Dr. David Cotlar, reflected on the significance of the occasion, and commented on the building’s symbolic architectural features. In particular, he noted the impact the Chabad Center, and the Lazaroff family, have had over the past three decades on greater Houston’s Jewish communal life. Continue for more and photo gallery

 

 

    
 
 Chabad Retreat in Salt Lake City Draws Jews from Boise, Plano, Missoula . . . 

(lubavitch.com) Nadine Veibell is still looking for words to adequately capture her experience at the National Jewish Retreat over the Fourth of July weekend at a resort in Park City, Utah.

“All I can say is ‘Wow!’ I had an awakening. At 41 years old, I found the connection I seemed to be looking for my whole life,” Veibell said. Continue

    
 
 Yud Beis Tamuz farbrengen with Reb Yoel 

At about 11 PM last night Rabbi Yoel Kahn sat down to farbreng with members of the Kolel.

Reb Yoel related stories and episodes of the arrest and release of the Previous Rebbe correlated with Sichos from the Rebbe.

    
 
 Gallery of Yud Beis Tamuz farbrengen in 770 
Photograph: Meir Elfasi, Shturem

Hundreds of Anash residents of Crown Heights, Temimim and residents from the New York area came to 770 last night to participate in a Yud Beis Tamuz farbrengen.

Attending he farbrengen included members of the Chabad Beth Din of Crown Heights, Rabbi Avrohom Ozdoba and Rabbi Aaron Yaakov Shwei as well as Rabbi Sholom Mendel Simpson and Rabbi Nachman Shapiro. Click here for photo gallery

    
 
 Jewish Outreach on Campus Expands by Leaps and Bounds 
Some of the newest Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries on college campuses pause for a group picture at the annual Chabad on Campus International Conference.
Some of the newest Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries on college campuses pause for a group picture at the annual Chabad on Campus International Conference.
When Rabbi Shlomo and Chanie Silverman return to Pittsburgh in the coming weeks, they will join an ever-expanding army of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries dedicated to strengthening Jewish pride among college students.

You could say that the mission is in the Silvermans’ blood.

“My wife and I both grew up in families where helping Jewish students, especially in Pittsburgh, was the primary focus,” explained Silverman just after the conclusion of the annual Chabad on Campus International Conference, held this year in Kerhonkson, N.Y.Continue

    
 
 Mordechai Ben David cries with the crowd 
Photograph: Meir Elfasi, Shturem
A half year ago in the middle of the summer a young girl named Aliza Shwab a daughter of a Chabad member of a Chabad House in N. Miami, drowned in a swimming pool and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She was unconscious and on aritificial life support. After a while the doctors gave up hope and wanted to detach her from the life support machine but the family vehemently opposed it. Click here for the rest and to watch a video
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 Chabad might take on Cooper City again over zoning laws 
Rabbi Posner
Rabbi Posner

Synagogue might take on Cooper City again over zoning laws

Cooper City may be flirting with yet another federal lawsuit centering on religious freedom.

That's according to the attorneys representing Chabad of Nova and Rabbi Shmuel Posner, who still is waiting for Cooper City to change the zoning laws that got his Orthodox synagogue kicked out of town two years ago. Continue

    
 
 An interview with Rabbi Groner obm 
Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner obm
Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner obm
Two years ago, JEM's My Encounter with the Rebbe team interviewed the Rebbe's Shliach to Australia, Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner, A"H. Honoring his memory during his Shiva, here is an excerpt from the interview, which was conducted in Melbourne in January, 2006.
    
 
 Mrs. Chana Wolvovsky obm 

The funeral of Mrs. Chana Wolvovsky, wife of Reb Shmuel Wolvovsky may he live and be well took place yesterday and passed 770. Hundreds of residents showed up to accompany her to her final rest.

    
 
 Sefer Torah dedication in N. Miami Beach 
Mordechai Ben David at the event
Mordechai Ben David at the event | Photograph: Meir Elfasi, Shturem

A dedication of a new Sefer Torah was dedicated yesterday in Bet Menachem of North Miami Beach under the leadership of shliach Rabbi Yosi Marlow. Performing at the event were Chassidic superstars Mordechai Ben David and his son Yidel Werdiger.

Also taking part in the event were Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipsker and head shaliach in Brazil Rabbi Shabsi Halpern. Comments

    
 
 Southern California Fire Sparks Selflessness Among Jewish Residents 
A modified cargo plane drops fire retardant on a wildfire in the mountains surrounding S. Barbara, Calif
A modified cargo plane drops fire retardant on a wildfire in the mountains surrounding S. Barbara, Calif | Photograph: Kevin Stanchfield)
As firefighters plowed forward in a 10-day battle against raging flames known as the Gap Fire in the wooded mountains around S. Barbara and Goleta, Calif., a Jewish center just one block from the evacuation line continued to offer support to displaced and anxious residents.

Elie Fouere, a one-time volunteer New England fire-fighter who now calls California home, reported that Chabad-Lubavitch of S. Barbara was the “safest place to be” when the fire posed an immediate threat to area homes.Continue

    

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