B"H Friday, 27 Kislev 5775 | December 19 2014
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History in Omsk, Russia
 New Sefer Torah and Mikveh Groundbreaking 
Photograph: FJC
The Omsk Synagogue has received a new Torah scroll, written thanks to the joint efforts of Omsk Jews living in different parts of the world! The date for its completion and welcoming the new Torah scroll was scheduled for an auspicious day, Lag B'Omer ■ more
    
 
IsraeLinks
 University Students Explore Eretz HaKodesh 
Photograph: Berele Scheiner

The thought of spending your summer vacation studying and learning is something almost any college student would pass on. Yet for a select group of 80 university students, this is exactly their itinerary ■ more 

    
 
The Rebbe's Didan Notzach
 Futerfas - Kaminietzky Chasene Gallery 
Photograph: Shturem

Close to 2,000 guests participated in the wedding ceremony of HaTomim Shneur Zalman Futerfas and Yehudis Kaminetzky – daughter of the city's chief rabbi and Shliach – as they stood under the traditional chupah a short distance from the construction site of what is to be the world’s largest Jewish community center ■ more 

    
 
Dead!
 Terorist Behind Chabad House Attack Killed 
Ilyas Kashmiri, one of al-Qaida's most active leaders, has been killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region ■ His '313 Brigade' was believed to be behind the high-profile operations, including the terrorist attack on Mumbai in 2008, in which 166 people were killed ■ more
    
 
LOd and Rome Unite
 Bar Mitzvah for 18 New Olim 
At The Kosel
At The Kosel | Photograph: Berele Scheiner

Rabbi Avrohom Chazan, Shliach in Lod, and his brother Rabbi Yitzchok Chazan, Shliach in Rome, Italy, joined forces to make an unforgettable Bar Mitzvah for 18 boys, fom new immigrant and needy families ■ more 

    
 
Bais Chaya Mushka CH
 Talmidos Ready for Moshiach Now 
Photograph: CHI
After a full month of busy preparations, beginning with Color War on Chof Ches Nissan, with the theme of “Tut Altz Vus Ir Kent,” and continuing with after-school Moshiach learning and projects, Beis Chaya Mushka had an exciting Mother-Daughter program yesterday ■ more 
    
 
Armenia's Only Shul
 Face-lift for Jewish Center in Armenia 
Photograph: FJC
In Yerevan, the Mordechai Navi Jewish Community Center was re-opened after major renovations. The reconstruction work on the building (as well as the updating of office equipment and furniture) was carried out in an unbelievably short time – just 20 days. In addition, the project’s sponsor is not Jewish – he is Armenian businessman David Galstyan ■ more
    
 
Hakoras Hatov Gallery
 Parade Staff and NYPD Honored 
Photograph: CHI
After a resounding applause and a standing ovation, the NYPD officers in attendance received a token of appreciation from the parade committee as did the many volunteers and staff. A special Parade album was also given out as a memento of the day ■ more 
    
 
Rabbi Kosofsky Reports
 Killer Tornado Hits Springfield, Yidden Safe B"H 
Photograph: Chabad.org
Kosofsky was supposed to be in Florida yesterday, but delayed his trip because he wasn’t feeling well. When people started talking of a tornado watch that had been issued for the area that afternoon, he told the driver of a van with 13 students destined for their homes in Northampton and Amherst to hold off on the trip ■ more 
    
 
Chabad of UCI Irvine
 Chabad House Hit by Potted Plant 
The Pickle Rabbi at UCI Irvine
The Pickle Rabbi at UCI Irvine | Photograph: Chabaduci.org
A potted plant was thrown through the front window of the Chabad House at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) on Tuesday. The building is the site of regular Friday night and holiday dinners for UCI students and serves as the residence of UCI Chabad co-directors, Rabbi Zevi Tenenbaum and his wife, Miriam ■ more
    
 
Ulan Ude, Buryatia
 Mazel Tov! First Bris in 80 Years 
Photograph: FJC
 For the first time in more than 80 years, Jews in the capital of Buryatia – Ulan-Ude – marked an important event in the life of the community. An 8-day-old boy of one of the community members entered into the bris of Avraham Avinu through the mitzvah of Bris Mila ■ more
    
 
Nichum Aveilim
 USA Lipsker Brothers and Sister Shiva Info 
The Lipsker brothers and sisters are sitting Shiva after the passing of their dear brother R' Yisroel Lipsker, ob"m, from Rishon Letzion, Israel ■ for details
    
 
Good News for Kfar Chabad
 Peace & Quiet & Chassidishe Chaloimos 
New Noise Zones
New Noise Zones

The residents of Kfar Chabad Bais (Bais Rivka Educational Complex) and neighboring villages will not miss the roaring plane engine noise over their heads that caused them endless sleepless nights over the past year ■ more

    
 
Boruch Dayan Hoemes
 Mrs. Golda Nudel, OB"M 

With sadness we report the passing of Mrs. Golda Nudel, ob"m, sister of Rabbi Mordechai Shusterman, ob"m, of Crown Heights, renown Baal Koreh in 770. She is survived by - yibodel l'chaim tovim- her sons R' Aharon and Nochum Nudel of Kfar Chabad ■ more

    
 
Pre-Shavuous Lunch & Learn
 The Time We Don't Climb the Mountain 
 Shliach of Melbourne CBD, Rabbi Chaim Herzog, introduced Rabbi James Kennard the Principal of Mount Scopus Jewish Day School. Wednesday's Pre - Shavous talk was titled , "Shavous The Time We Don't Climb the Mountain ■ more 
    
 
Click for Sample Niggun
 Chabad With Moshe Laufer Ready for Release! 
Moshe Laufer
Moshe Laufer | Photograph: Shturem

The album everyone is waiting for is about to hit the stores!  "Chabad With Moshe Laufer", produced by Levik Tubul will be available for purchase before Shovuos, and stars four baalei menagen: Shlomo Simcha, Menachem Jerufi, Menachem Levi and Shmulik Listvand ■ more

    

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