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Bris Avrohom Spreading Torah in Jersey City

Bris Avrohom of Jersey City, under the leadership of Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker, hosts many Torah classes in the area. Particularly popular are the classes at Mana Contemporary and Moishe’s Moving. There, people come together to hear the portion of the week, celebrate Jewish holidays, don tefillin, and enjoy Q &A sessions where the floor is open to questions on any topic regarding Torah and mitzvos. No matter the affiliation or background, the soul of each Jew is connected to its core- G-d and His Torah. This is apparent by the thirst for Torah knowledge of the attendees.

Many of the attendees are former soldiers of the IDF. As such, they feel a deep connection to the current situation in Israel, and they each want to do something on behalf of the soldiers. Therefore, throughout the classes, much of the focus revolves around what each individual can do for our brethren in Israel. 


For more information on Bris Avrohom activities in Jersey City, please contact Rabbi Baruch Lepkivker at 908-289-0770.

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An evening in Honor of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson's Yahrtzeit. In Solidarity with Israel.

On Monday evening, a gathering was held at the Bris Avrohom Center to commemorate the yahrtzeit of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson ob"m. Mrs. Tzivia Pizem, shelucha in Sderot, Israel, spoke at the event. She shared details of the last four months living under fire at the border of Gaza, and all that Chabad did for the soldiers, the security personnel, and for the community. She spoke encouragingly to the attendees to perform good deeds in honor of the Rebbetzin, and in that merit they would benefit their brothers and sisters in Israel.


The evening began with the recitation of two chapters in Tehillim by Mrs. Shterney Kanelsky in honor of the Rebbe and Rebbetzin.


The well-attended event was organized by a committee of women who prepared a beautiful buffet of salads and desserts.

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Bris Avrohom Celebrates Tu B’Shevat with Elal

Rabbi Avremy Kanelsky, director of the Jewish Information Stand at Newark Airport, meets up with Elal staff regularly after concluding a flight. They celebrate together and carry on with discussions bout dates of significance on the Jewish calendar.

On Tu B’ Shevat Rabbi Kanelsky brought lunch and the Shivas Haminim to the airport staff and shared insights of Tu B’Shevat from the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He related its meaning and the impact it has on our day-to-day life.

Bris Avrohom’s information stand in Terminal B is available at all times to guide those with their religious needs. There are Minyanim established daily in all the terminals and Tefillin is available for the men to don and make the blessing over while Shabbos candle kits are distributed to the women and girls; thereby increasing merits for the safety of all our brothers Israel.

To hear more about the activities at Newark Jewish Information Stand visit: /call 908-963-3264

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Safety for Jewish Children

As mid-winter vacation begins for most schools in the area, Bris Avrohom, in conjunction with Cheder Yaldei Menachem, invited the Hillside Fire Department to come speak to the school children on the topic of safety. Members of the local fire department came to the Cheder, including the Fire Captain, Mr. Abreu Ivan. Being that the children will spend the next week or so at home, they were taught how to keep safe, and if anything should happen, G-d forbid, what they should do.

Photo: On the front lawn of Cheder Yaldei Menachem

Members of the fire department, The Kanelsky’s, staff of the Cheder and children of the Cheder and from the community

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Inauguration of Hudson County Executive

The inauguration of Mr. Craig Guy as Hudson County Executive took place earlier this month. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky was invited to the inauguration to give a blessing to the new County Executive. Rabbi Kanelsky blessed him with success in all his endeavors and to have the ability to lead in good health with faith of G-d. He concluded with the following blessing: May G-d bless
you and guard you; May G-d shine his countenance upon you and be gracious to you; May G-d
shine his countenance toward you and grant you peace.

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2024 1st Invocation in The Senate

The opening session in the New Jersey Senate, upon the commencement of the new year, took place yesterday. Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky was invited by Nicholas Scutari, President of the Senate, to give the invocation.

Rabbi Kanelsky reflected upon the horrific occurrences that Israel has been facing since October. He proposed ideas to help the devastation and to prevent such evil. He announced to the lawmakers gathered, that all should designate a time daily to praise and thank G-d, ideally in the morning. When there is belief and appreciation for G-d, the whole society Iives in a different spirit. He then demonstrated by pulling out a US dollar bill, that the only currency in the world that has the declaration “In G-d we trust” is that of the US.  At that moment he took the dollar and placed it in the charity box before all the senators, indicating the importance of giving to charity. He also strongly stated the importance of for each person to follow the 7 Naoh’s Laws.

He concluded, with a message to the lawmakers that they should be blessed by G-d with health and good cheer and reminded them that the takeaway from this must be to live with belief in G-d, to regularly give charity, and to implement the 7 Noah’s Law as routine in the state of New Jersey.



Rabbi Kanelsky Speaks in Senatewith the Charity box in front of him and the president of the senate Nicholas Scutari right behind him.



All stand, as Rabbi Kanelsky delivers the invocation in Senate.

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