Roundup: Borough Park Chaveirim announces new headquarters, 6,500 Chabad rabbis get together, and other Haredi news this week

This week's roundup of Haredi news across New York and New Jersey

Men outside of Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters. Credit: Lauren Hakimi/Shtetl

Nov 17, 2023 12:35 PM


Borough Park Chaveirim announces new headquarters — The Borough Park division of Chaveirim, an Orthodox-run organization providing non-emergency volunteer aid, announced a new permanent headquarters on 48th Street between 11th Avenue and New Utrecht Avenue, Boro Park 24 reported. Present at the staff appreciation event last week were local City Councilmember Kalman Yeger, Judge Saul Stein, Shomrim leader Berish Freilich and other local community leaders.

Chabad rabbis from across the world gather in New York — 6,500 rabbis gathered in New York City last week for the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, the New York Times reported. Hasidic rabbis from around the world looked for a sense of hope to bring back to their congregations despite the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

Schnall to continue working for Agudath Israel after taking office — New Jersey Assemblymember-elect Avi Schnall, who won his election in early November, will continue working for the Haredi organization Agudath Israel of America after he takes office, according to Hamodia’s interview with him — but he won’t stay in the same role. Shlomo Schorr, who began in January as Agudah’s Associate Director for Legislative Affairs in New Jersey, will take over as director.

Hospital worker who was raised Hasidic featured in new documentary Mati, a woman who was raised Hasidic and became a chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, is the focus of a new documentary, according to a review of the film that appeared in the New York Times. “In a powerful scene, she baptizes an infant who died at birth,” film critic Amy Nicholson writes. “It’s human and messy — and it’s divine.”