One fine autumn morning in 1952, while I was studying in the Chabad yeshivah at 770, one of the Rebbe’s secretaries came running into the study hall, asking me if I had a driver’s license. I said that I did. I had gotten it at age sixteen upon the advice of my family while home in Boston for the summer. “Oh good,” the secretary said. “The Rebbe wants to go to the Ohel [the resting place of the Previous Rebbe] as soon as possible and needs someone to drive him there. Can you take him?”
Following the tremendous success that JEM and Tzivos Hashem saw with the Connection Point program in elementary schools since 2018, the program was expanded this year to include high school students. Now, responding to the warm feedback and an eagerly received first semester (See the testimonials at the end of this article.), Connection Point has announced that a second program will soon begin.
I was a young yeshivah student, just twenty-one years old, who didn’t know anything about electronics; I didn’t even know how a telephone operated. All I knew was how to dial – that’s as far as my knowledge went. But, by Divine Providence, I happened to be the right person at the right place at the right time, and I became a crucial cog in a wheel that eventually became the World Lubavitch Communication Center.
With schools getting back in session online, JEM and Tzivos Hashem have announced that Connection Point is looking at resuming its regular programming as part of the school curriculum. They did assure the public, however, that it will all be available online. Each school will be able to run it on their own online platforms.
The story of the special meeting between the Rebbe and a group of injured IDF soldiers in 1976, and the groundbreaking changes that followed.
Watch now at 70years.com.
The entire community is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Rabbi Aharon Yaacov Schwei, OBM. Presented here is a small selection of photos of his personal moments with the Rebbe from The Living Archive.
Dr. Aharon Danziger, an Israeli orthopedist who was injured in a military operation, tells how the Rebbe’s meeting with wounded soldiers led to the founding of Israel’s “Challenge Association.”
This beautiful new photo collection received from Rabbi Chaim Baruch Halberstam, featuring never-before-seen pictures, walks viewers through the historic completion ceremony for the "Torah Scroll to Greet Moshiach".
We regret to inform you of the passing of Former New York City Councilman and Brooklyn judge Noach Dear. Judge Dear was a regular at Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters and consulted with the Rebbe on many occasions while receiving dollars, lekach and Kos Shel Bracha.