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 Rockland County pays tribute to the Rebbe 

Close to 200 people joined together last night at the new JCC campus for A Tribute to the Rebbe organized by the Shluchim of Rockland County.

Rabbi Avremel Kotlarsky, Regional Director of Chabad of Rockland, began the program with warm opening remarks and acknowledged the distinguished dignitaries that were present. Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Ehrenreich, director of the Chabad JEC of Chestnut Ridge, read Perek 20 of Tehilim for the Z’chus of protection of our brethren in Eretz Yisroel. Continue

    
 
 Kidush Hashem in S. Monica 
“Utilizing our Freedom to brighten up the world” was the motto of Chabad in Simcha Monica as we participated in the Parade that the Ocean Park Association of the City organized for 4th of July. Continue
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 The Rebbe's poster has triggered a storm 

Israel's daily Maariv reports today that "Motorists driving on the souther highway between the Kibbutz Goluyot exit until the Laguardia intersection will notice a giant poster of the Lubavitcher staring at you. Those who oppose this poster claim that it causes car accidents.

Sources in the Traffic Department say that this poster was initiated by a private citizen and was hung up in his private property.

However, an official in the Municipality of Tell Aviv said that although the Lubavitcher Rebbe's poster is located on private property nevertheless since it deviated from the customary building permit he will request of the court to oreder its removal.Comments

    
 
 Chabad to leave Temescal Canyon 
Rabbi Zushe Cunin, at the preschool's current site, is at odds with Getty Villa, state parks, the Coastal Commission and a Pacific Palisades neighborhood association
Rabbi Zushe Cunin, at the preschool's current site, is at odds with Getty Villa, state parks, the Coastal Commission and a Pacific Palisades neighborhood association | Photograph: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
Robert Garcia, executive director and counsel for The City Project, sent in a posting early this morning to our blog about the ongoing Chabad saga we mentioned last week and what happened at last night's emergency meeting.

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy Board voted 8-1, and the Advisory Board voted unanimously, to keep Tesmescal [sic] Gateway Park open for all. The Conservancy upheld the decision by the Executive Director and Staff not to renew a non-renewable lease for a private day-care center at the Park, denying the appeal by a private Palisades group. Several hundred people attended the hearing at the Park July 7, which went from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Continue

    
 
 $1 million contribution to Shluchim Online School 
Mr. Meir Nagari and Rabbi Shemtov at the ceremony
Mr. Meir Nagari and Rabbi Shemtov at the ceremony | Photograph: Baruch Ezagui, Shturem

On Gimmel Tamuz the Shluchim Office arranged a private meeting between a small number of shluchim and Mr. Meir Nagari and his wife Lilian who are supporters of the shliach in S. Paulo, Brazil, Rabbi Yosi Shildkraut.

A short while ago, the couple had announced that they were contributing $1 million to the Virtual Online School that was launched two years ago run by the Shluchim Office. The Online school was created for children of shluchim in remote areas where there is no Jewish educational system. On Sunday the Shluchim Office celebrated the updating of this new intitiative. Continue

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 Shturem's Virtual Pan: 311 requests with 2000 names 
Thousands of names from virtual pan that were palced on Tzion
Thousands of names from virtual pan that were palced on Tzion | Photograph: Shturem

Before Gimmel Tamuz Shturem.net took the initiative of posting an opportunity for those who cannot be Gimmel Tamuz at the Ohel to write a virtual pan and Shturem staff in N.Y. would make sure it is printyed out and placed on the Rebbe's Tzion.

The initiative was a resounding success, it even surprised the Shturem staff too. In the days preceeding Gimmel Tamuz names started trickling in but later on the eve of Gimmel Tamuz and on the day itself there was an avalanche of postings from people all over the world requesting to place heir names and of their family members on the Tzion. It was unbelievable.

The total requests of Shturem's virtual pan were 311 people submitting 2000 names

One of the shluchim even wrote: "Thank you. I sent a link to your site to dozens of members of my Chabad House and everyone were thrilled to have the opportunity to send a pan so easy and smoothly. Comments

    
 
 Israeli Children Arrive in the United States for Summers Free of War 
Joined by Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis from across the East Coast, 70 children from Sderot, Israel, pause for a group picture at John F. Kennedy International Airport before heading for summer camp.
Joined by Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis from across the East Coast, 70 children from Sderot, Israel, pause for a group picture at John F. Kennedy International Airport before heading for summer camp.
More than 100 children from the Israeli desert town of Sderot arrived in the United States to begin a summer season free of the threat of Palestinian rockets raining down while they play.

In an emotional ceremony July 2 at the international arrivals hall at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, 10 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis gathered to welcome 70 children to the United States before taking them to East Coast branches of the Lubavitch-run Camp Gan Israel network. Continue

    
 
 23rd annual Gala Weddings 
The nine couples married at the Gala Weddings, with Rabbi Mordechai and Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky seated in the middle.
The nine couples married at the Gala Weddings, with Rabbi Mordechai and Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky seated in the middle.

On Sunday, June 29, 2008, nine couples from the former Soviet Union were married in a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony, in conjunction with the dedication celebration for the new Bat Sheva~Chaya Esther Mikvah, built by Bris Avrohom of Hillside, New Jersey. The nine brides were privileged to be the first women to use the new Mikvah in preparation for their wedding day.

The annual event was begun 23 years ago by Milton and Shirley Gralla, and Rabbi Mordechai and Shterney Kanelsky. Since 1985, over 500 couples have celebrated their marriages according to Jewish law at Bris Avrohom’s annual event. Continue

    
 
 New Focus On Jewish Teens To Keep Them From Slipping Away 
The cover of the premier issue of JTM, the Jewish Teen Magazine, to be launched this summer.
The cover of the premier issue of JTM, the Jewish Teen Magazine, to be launched this summer.

R.C. Berman

(lubavitch.com) Can religion be cool enough for teens? Chabad’s new teen initiative is working to make the answer “yes” – in a very big way.

The multi billion-dollar industry that refashioned the teen years into a lifestyle, influences what high school students wear, listen to, how they act and where they hangout. Their success has knocked the priority given to religion, tradition and values down peg after peg.

Chabad Teen Network, C-TeeN to insiders, is a new movement in the works that seeks to energize Jewish life and teachings for teens. The goal is nothing short of a comprehensive, worldwide movement of Jewish teens. Continue

    
 
 3 Tamuz at the Yeshiva Center 
Gimmel Tamuz at the Yeshiva Center, Chabad Headquarters of NSW was very busy. During the day, two Mitzva tanks went out throughout Bondi and the city of Sydney, put on Tiffillen on ten's of people, gave out L'Chaim parasha papers and 7 mitzvos cards.

The entire event was organized by Rabbi Elimelech Levy Director of Outreach in Sydney, Australia. Photos and comments 
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 Gala Chag HaSmicha in L.A. 

Family and friends came to rejoice and share their good wishes amongst hundreds of guests as 29 talmidim ka’h from Kollel Tiferes Menachem in Los Angeles celebrated a gala Chag HaSmicha on Wednesday 15 Sivan. Hailing from Australia, England and across the States, parents came to radiate with pride as their sons reached this distinguishing milestone.

The envelopingatmosphere was one of unity, achievement and elation. Unique to this year’s Chag HaSmicha was the ordination of one of the local baalei batim whose desire to earn smicha was sparked by diligent bochurim more than three years ago, over which time he toiled in limud haTorah to earn Smicha from Rabbi Ezra Schochet shlita.

The program began with a video of the Rebbe, reminding us never to be satisfied with our past accomplishments. Continue

    
 
 Rabbi Groner sits shiva and then flies in for funeral 

Last night Rabbi Yehudah Leib Groner sat shiva after his brother Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Groner obm who passed away two days ago. After sitting Shiva a day he boarded a plane to fly in to Israel to attend the funeral of his brother later this week.

Rabbis, mashpiim and temimim came to be "menachem avel" Rabbi Groner in his house on Carroll St. Between Mincha and Maariv he told over stories about his brother obm. 

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly who was in the neighborhood to check up on the revamping of the police in the district also paid a shiva call to Rabbi Groner.  Comments

    
 
 Convention Steering Committe meets 
One day after Gimmel Tamuz the steering committee that organizes the annual International Shluchim Conference that takes place in November met to discuss details of the coming Conference.
The 40-member committee met with Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky at the Childen's Museum Monday morning and deliberated on the venue and various aspects pertaining to the program of the Conference. Shuterm.net has been informed that the conferene this year will take place at the same place as last year East 94th St. in Manhattan marking the "Hakhel" year. 

The committee voted on which shliach will deliver the address representing all the shluchim. The names that came up were: Rabbi Moshe New of Montreal, Canada, Rabbi Yudi Shemtov of Yardley, Penn, and Rabbi Moshe Bryski of Agoura Hills, California. Comments

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 After Gimmel Tammuz at the Ohel 

Less than a day after Gimmel Tamuz, a Shturem reporter returned to the Ohel where a day before had been visited by 30,000 people and recorded it in pictures.

Although Gimmel Tamuz has passed there are still many people coming to visit the site including the Gan Menachem Day Camp. Outside garbage trucks keep coming back and forth to remove the enormjous garbage accumulated over the weekend and police are removing the barriers and allowing traffic to flow freely.

    
 
 Friendship Circle gallery 

Over 100 shluchim and shluchos from all over the world are taking part in the annual convention of the Friendship Circle organization taking place in the Radison Hotel in New Jersey.

The Friendship Circle was founded in 1994 for the thousands of children around the world who are special needs children suffering from various phyiscal handicaps. The Friendship Circle prides itself with treating these children thru interaction with other children their ages who are not handicapped. Continue

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 Deli meals nourish the flooded 
Rabbi Yossi Jacobson, of Des Moines, holds care packages to be distributed to flood victims by the Red Cross in the Birdland neighborhood.
Rabbi Yossi Jacobson, of Des Moines, holds care packages to be distributed to flood victims by the Red Cross in the Birdland neighborhood.

Two thousand meals in four days

That's how many free meals Maccabee's Deli had donated from June 17 to June 20 to Des Moines-area flood victims and volunteers.

As the Red Cross planned to stop its feeding effort in Des Moines on June 21, those at Maccabee's Deli say they're prepared to help as long as they're needed. Continue

    

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