Author Archives: Zalman Nelson

Thank You Givati

Zalman Nelson   03/09/2016   Comments

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 »

Rabbi Danny in Miluim

Zalman Nelson   03/09/2016   Comments

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… Read more »

24 of Shvat, Rebbetzin Menucha’s Yahrtzeit

Zalman Nelson   03/09/2016   Comments

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

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

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.