Some Sugar to sweeten up our day

Zalman Nelson   01/21/2016   Comments
Chabad of Hebron

When our long time friend Berel Sugar heard that this year there was a drastic decline in expected visitors to Hebron for Shabbat Chaye Sarah, he immediately sprung into action. Berel reached out to our friends Asher Goldstein and Mendy Simon and arranged to travel to Israel to spend Shabbat in Hebron. For the group, this wasn’t just about coming… Read more »

Increase of soldiers = Increase in Light

Zalman Nelson   01/21/2016   Comments
Chanukah Chabad Hebron

Considering the heightened situation in the region, the IDF has dispatched many additional soldiers to the Hebron and surrounding areas. For Chabad of Hebron, this means an opportunity to touch the lives of many more! This really came into play on Chanukah as we gave out over 18,000 (yes, you read that right – EIGHTEEN THOUSAND) donuts and had over… Read more »

Annual Women Soldiers Event a Success

Zalman Nelson   08/12/2015   Comments
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Rebbetzin Batsheva Cohen ran her yearly intensive program exclusively for local female soldiers, and enjoyed rave reviews. The event focused on the 3 special, unique mitzvot of women, with challah baking, making Shabbat candlesticks, and touring the women’s mikvah.  

Inaugural Smicha Program A Big Success

Zalman Nelson   08/12/2015   Comments
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Chabad of Hebron’s Ratz Chabad Smicha Program recently completed its first year with tremendous success and rave reviews. In total, seven bachurim tested and received their ordination from Rabbi David Meir Drukman – Rav of Kiryat Motzkin. Chabad of Hebron staff member, Rabbi Itzik Niemark, did a masterful job directing the students; overseeing their balance between intensive learning in Me’arat… Read more »

Chabad Gets New Staff Member

Zalman Nelson   08/12/2015   Comments
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A member of the Chabad of Hebron scene for the past six years, Rabbi Mordechai Hellinger and his wife, Nechama Dina, are the newest additions to the talented staff. No stranger to Chabad’s work here in the City of the Patriarchs, Mordechai has done it all, from student volunteer, Ratz Chabad solider outreach team member, to on-duty soldier and even… Read more »

Simchas With Soldiers

Zalman Nelson   08/11/2015   Comments
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For years, Chabad of Hebron has been using simchas to connect Jewish families from abroad with local, on-duty soldiers. Many families have visited us to celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in grand, joyful style. Recently, we added Upshering to the list of events! The Lieberman Family of Crown Heights came to town and made a gala event in the… Read more »

Hebron Bids Duchifat Farewell

Zalman Nelson   08/11/2015   Comments
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The Duchifat Brigade said an emotional goodbye to the Hebron community with the conclusion of their six-month tour-of-duty. Filling a local hall to capacity, the celebration and send-off featured recognition of Chabad of Hebron’s efforts with the soldiers, who came to be like family during their time here. Be it doing laundry or light repairs in the Cohen home, our soldier… Read more »