Thank You Givati

Zalman Nelson   03/09/2016   Comments
Soldiers goodbye

Just recently, the Givati Brigade who have been protecting Hebron and the surrounding area, departed for their next assignment. We know their six-month tour here was not easy, considering the recent wave of violence and terrorism and we thank them for their service.   During their time here, with all the craziness, the Givati members still managed to make time… Read more »

24 of Shvat, Rebbetzin Menucha’s Yahrtzeit

Zalman Nelson   03/09/2016   Comments
Rabbi Yaroslavsky

Rebbetzin Menucha Rochel Slonim immigrated to Hebron in 1845. Together with her husband, she was sent to lead the flourishing Chabad community that was growing. On the 24th of Shevat (February 3rd), her Yahrtzeit was marked with a record-breaking crowd, with busloads joining from many Chabad communities around Israel. The visiting crowd gathered at the Kever, followed by a community… Read more »

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

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

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

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 »