Author Archives: Zalman Nelson

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 »

Simchas With Soldiers

Zalman Nelson   08/11/2015   Comments

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

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 »

Kids Take Back Streets on Lag B’Omer

Zalman Nelson   05/21/2015   Comments

Lag B’Omer was celebrated in Chabad of Hebron style, lighting Hebron up with the joyful celebration of Rebbe Shimon Bar Yochai. The highlight: a massive tahalucha parade of children through the night, bearing torches, Jewish pride posters, smiles, and songs. Starting in Kiryat Arba, the parade transformed the weary streets for a night, into one of youthful song, warmth, and… Read more »

Goodbye Golani, Welcome Duchifat

Zalman Nelson   05/21/2015   Comments

Following an incredible four months of service, good times, closeness, and hundreds of pounds of tasty bbq meat, Hebron bid farewell to the Golani unit as their tour of duty came to an end. The Chabad of Hebron Ratz Unit took a special liking to the unit, inspiring the soldiers to tons of learning, observance, and Jewish growth, and sharing… Read more »

Rabbi Moshe Levinger (OBM), Modern-Day Hebron Founder

Zalman Nelson   05/21/2015   Comments

Chabad of Hebron joins the Jewish world in mourning the passing of Rabbi Moshe Levinger, founder of the modern-day Jewish community in Hebron. Levinger, who was just a week shy of his 80th birthday, was laid to rest in Hebron. Following the 6 Days War in 1967, Rabbi Levinger worked tirelessly on behalf of the restoration of Hebron’s Jewish community… Read more »