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AD MOSAI? Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Tragedy: HaTomim Menachem Mendel Bruchstat, OB"M 
Photograph: CHI
With great sadness and pain, we inform you of the untimely passing of Hatomim Menachem Mendel Bruchstat, OBM, of Crown Heights. He was 19 years old. Levaya and Shiva information will be posted when it becomes available ■ more
"Early Years" Authors Featured
 Packed Crowd Learns about The Rebbe 

Over two hundred people gathered together on Monday at an event hosted by Kehillath Jeshurun in Manhattan to explore the life of the Rebbe. With standing room only, the audience was treated to a spirited conversation with the authors of the new book, Early Years. The evening was led by Rabbi Dr. Jacob J Schachter of Yeshiva University, who presented his review of the book ■ more

OT Dinner Preparations
 Video: Chazzan Helfgot Visits Oholei Torah 
As the Gala Dinner of Oholei Torah is just over a week away, Chazzan Yitzchok Meir Helfgot visited Oholei Torah together with Mendel Duchman of Los Angeles, CA. They both will play key roles at the event, as Chazzan Helfgot will be giving a concert and Mendel Duchman will be the key-note speaker ■ more
Lag Ba'Omer Parade 5777
 Borough Park Rejoices with Rashbi 
Photograph: JDN
Photos from Lag Ba'Omer 5777 in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. Credit: JDN ■ more
Didan HaKapporos Notzach in Irvine
 A Great Victory for all Americans 
Photograph: Shturem Archive/ Boruch Ezagui
US District Court judge André Birotte, Jr. on Friday granted a legal victory to the Chabad of Irvine, dismissing a lawsuit brought against the Chabad House by animal rights activists, who sought to end the group’s practice of Kapparot ■ “We are overjoyed that the judge saw the wisdom of protecting our ability to practice a cherished tradition of our faith,” Rabbi Alter Tenenbaum ■ more
Tonight at 8:00 PM
 Shloshim for Rabbi Beryl Epstein, OB"M 
Photograph: CHI
The Shloshim event for Rabbi Beryl Epstein ob"m will iy"h be held in Lubavitch Yeshivah Large Hall, tonight, Monday, the 19th of Iyar, at 8:00 PM ■ Please be sure to finish the Mishnayos ■ more

AD MOSAI? Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Loss: R' Aviv Stein, OB"M 
Photograph: Shmais
With sadness we inform you of the untimely passing of R' Aviv ben Moshe Halevi Stein OB"M. R' Aviv passed away at the age 65. The levaya will take place today, Tuesday, at Shomrei Hadas, 3803 14th Ave 6pm, and passing 770  at approximately 7:00pm ■ more
Shliach: "Not So Surprising"
 Arsonist Torches Parked Cars at Chabad LV 
Photograph: Screen Shot
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue is investigating an arson incident involving car fires at a local Synagogue, Monday night. The incident took place around 8:10 p.m. Tim Szymanski with the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says the cars in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish Center of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada were set on fire ■ Rabbi Levi Harlig says it hurts and it's disturbing but unfortunately, it's not so surprising ■ more
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

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