STAY TUNED: The brand new ChabadHebron.com is coming soon! With brand new modern features and a sleek design, our new website will help Chabad of Hebron continue our work throughout the region. Keep an eye on this spot for more announcements and come back soon to tour our new home in cyberspace! In the meantime, please follow all our exciting programs on Facebook and Instagram as we continue to offer support for visitors, locals and members of the IDF throughout Hebron-Kiryat Arba.
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 to build a home-away-from-home with the Chabad of Hebron team. Special thanks to Rabbi Itzik Neymark and the Ratz Chabad team for always making our soldiers feel at home!
At a farewell ceremony, the commanding officers thanked Chabad of Hebron and its staff for the their work in lifting up the spirits of the soldiers and giving them the feeling of a home away from home. The awards given will be added to the ever growing collection at Chabad of Hebron.
|Our very own director, Rabbi Danny Cohen! That’s right, Rabbi Danny, who himself served as a member of the Givati Brigade, serves as an IDF Reserve Soldier in troubled times like these.
During his time in the field on reserve duty, Rabbi Danny can often be seen smiling and enjoying the opportunity to protect the holy land, and to go back to the days of his regular army service. Well, how’s that for a “my Rabbi is cooler than yours” statement?!
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 prayer at Mearat Hamachpela, the Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, for the safety and security of Eretz Yisroel. During the event, words of Torah were shared and spontaneous dancing lightened up the crowd. A spirited Farbrengen, with members of the Chabad Beis Din, followed.
Despite the situation that you hear in the news, we still invite all to come and visit us in Hebron! Over the past few months we have had quite a number of visiting groups that have received the full VIP Hebron tour by our in-house guide, Rabbi Mordechai Hellinger.
Arrange your secure and inspiring visit today by contacting Rabbi Mordechai at Mordechai@chabadhebron.com.
On the 24th of Shevat (Feb. 3) the anniversary of the passing of Rebetzen Menucha Rochel is observed. We will be holding our annual event at the grave site and followed by a farbrengen.
This year Chabad of Hebron is investing a lot of effort and funds that this year’s presence will be bigger and stronger than ever before. If you happen to be in the country please join us and show your support, for more info please contact R’ Mordechai.