Vaad Hatmimim Purchases New House At The Ohel

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כה יתן וכה יוסיף ה׳ שנוכל להמשיך לעשות לטובת התמימים ולהביא נח״ר להרבי

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I would like to share the good news with you, that the Vaad Hatmimim has just closed on a house near the Ohel - to be used exclusively for the Bochurim who come to the Ohel for Shabbos and Yom Tov.

The house was sponsored by Reb Eliyahu and Yonah Shlosberg in memory of his father, Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Shlosberg A”H.

May Hashem grant us the Koach and ability to continue to help the Bochurim, B’gashmius Ub’ruchnius.

Tzvi Hirsh Altein

Mivtza Hanachos launched for the fourth year across Mesivtas across America


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The Vaad Hatmimim has launched the Hanachos program, now in its fourth year, in 15 Mesivtas across America. The program, in preparation for Gimmel Tammuz, encourages bochurim to watch Farbrengens of the Rebbe and summarize the Sicha in their own words. 

Every week two videos of the Rebbe are shown in Yeshivah, starting at between five to ten minutes, gradually increasing in time, culminating in the final week with thirty-minute videos. For the many Bochurim who are not used to watching Farbrengens or long videos of the Rebbe, this program motivates them to focus on a full Farbrengen of the Rebbe and understand what the Rebbe is saying.

Bochurim who successfully pass all the Hanachos receive an automatic prize of $50 - $100 in Kehos, depending on what level of the program they join. The final top three Bochurim with the highest mark on their Hanachos will each be awarded the entire set of Toras Menachem.

Many Bochurim have already expressed their appreciation for this important Mivtza in the past, stating that they were never able to properly follow and understand a Farbrnegen of the Rebbe until they joined the Hanachos program.

Many parents and Hanhola members have also expressed their thanks and gratitude for having this program where the Bochurim are involved in Farbrengens of the Rebbe while building a skill that will surely help them for many years to come. 

Hanachos is a project of the Vaad Hatmimim in partnership with JEM, directed by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Altein along with Mendel Banon, Mendel Goldman, Levi Katz, Berel Marozov, Levi Shemtov, and Zellig Shemtov, the Shluchim in all 15 participating Yeshivas and the JEM team led by Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin and Mendel Gourarie.

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Historic Yud-Aleph Nissan Event Overview

Hundreds of Bochurim gathered today in Oholei Torah for a grand Seder Sichos and historic event in connection with the 'Matanos' initiative.

A three-part visual presentation on the theme of "Kuloi Orah" - the light of my lofe, was the highlight of the event. The videos featured Rabbi's Sholom Ber Lipskar, Mendel Scharf, Mendy Katz, and Moshe Gurary and covered the topics of Mivtzoim, Limud Toraso and Tziur Pnei Harav.

Following the presentations Rabbi Yosef Chaim Kantor spoke on the general theme on the eventand explained how all three presentations represent the theme.

At the conclusion of the event, the Bochurim who participated in the initiative received money towards their flight.

The ‘Matanos’ initiative, a project of Vaad Hatmimim led with dedication by Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Altein, was organized by Shneur Deren, Meir Deren Bentzion Shtrocks, and Mendel Goldman, as well as Mottel Greizman, Shabi Sofer, Mendel Gopin, Levi Katz, Mendel Azimov, and Gedalia Hertz.

The Vaad Hatmimim Yud-Aleph Nissan programs are made possible by Rabbi Yoseph Yitzchok Gutnick in honor of the Rebbe.

Full Schedule for Yud-Aleph Nissan for Bochurim


As hundreds of Bochurim are beginning to fill the streets of Crown Heights in anticipation of the Rebbe’s 120th birthday, a detailed schedule of Shiurim and Farbrengens is being set up by the Vaad Hatmimim.

All CH Farbrengens & Shiurim will take place at: 271 Kingston Ave. 3rd Floor (above Boeuf & Bun)

Transportation to and from the Ohel will be provided by

Tonight, Thursday - 6 Nissan

All Bochurim are invited to join a Leil Shishi Farbrengen (in English) with Reb Yosef Klyne, Mashpia in Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim of Nyack. The Farbrengen will start at 10:00 PM in the location above.

Shabbos at the Rebbe’s Ohel

Shabbos at the Ohel will be filled with Shiurim and Farbrengens. 

There will be a Shiur on Friday night from Rabbi Leima Wilhelm, followed by a grand Farbrengen with Rabbi Mendel Scharf.

On Shabbos Day there will be a Farbrengen for Mesivta Bochurim with Rabbi Yisroel Deren, and Zal Bochurim with Rabbi Leima Willhelm

Sunday - 9 Nissan

12:00PM: Bochurim are encouraged to study together the Rebbe's Haggadah

3:00 PM: Shiur on Likkutei Sichos from Rabbi Shmulie Avtzon

10:00 PM: Shturemdike Farbrengen, more details to follow.

Monday - 10 Nissan:

The historic "Kulo Orah" Yud-Aleph Nissan event for Bochurim, celebrating the Rebbe’s birthday, will take place in Oholei Torah starting at 3:00 PM with a grand Seder Sichos in Oholei Torah Zal where a Kuntres from the Rebbe will raffled off, followed by a lunch event in the ballroom. There will be buses provided by Vaad to the Ohel following the event.

Prior to the event, there will be a Shiur from Rabbi Shloime Kaplan on Michtovim Klolim at 12:00 PM at 271 Kingston Ave. 3rd Floor.

There will be a Farbrengen by the Ohel on Monday night with many Mashpi’im and Shluchim, details to follow.

Tuesday - 11 Nissan:

10:15 AM: Grand 120 Tank Parade leaving from Crown Heights!

For information on meals (provided for those who reserved), and all other Info, text: 203-900-4121

Monday, Yud Nissan event for Bochurim


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Over the past few weeks, Bochurim from around the world have worked diligently taking on and completing their Matanos in honor of the Rebbe's 120th birthday. 

With phase one - preparation - complete, phase two - celebration - is now in full swing!

All Bochurim are invited to join a historic Yud-Aleph Nissan event taking place this Monday in Oholei Torah ballroom. 

Starting at 3:00 PM hundreds of Bochurim will gather is Oholei Torah Zal to learn a Sicha of the Rebbe. Followed by lunch and the event in the ballroom.

The event titled 'Kulo Orah' will feature a three-part visual presentation making Hiskashrus a real and practical thing for Bochurim.

The main theme of the event will be delivered by Rabbi Yosef Chaim Kantor in the keynote address. 

Finally, the event will conclude with the distribution of Seforim and money towards the flights of hundreds of Bochurim who completed their Matana in time for Yud-Aleph Nissan. Following this, there will be busses directly to the Ohel to continue the Farbrengen. 

This event is made possible by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Gutnick in honor of the Rebbe

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Full Yud-Aleph Nissan Schedule Planned for Bochurim


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As part of the global 'Matanos' initiative from Vaad Hatmimim to encourage Bochurim to take on gifts of Torah in preparation for Yud-Aleph Nissan, a full schedule is being planned for an extended weekend in New York. 


The schedule includes: Fully stocked Zal for Bochurim to learn, daily transportation to and from the Ohel, Shiurim in Chassidus and Nigleh, Farbrengens with notable Mashpi’im, full Shabbos schedule and accommodations at the Ohel, and much more!


The culmination of this exciting weekend program will be a historic Yud-Aleph Nissan event where the Bochurim will celebrate with their fellow hard-working Bochurim who prepared for this day over the past few weeks. The Bochurim who succeeded in their Matana will also be receiving money toward their flight at the event.


More details and a full schedule for this extended weekend of preparing and celebrating in New York will be released soon. 


If you have any questions, please contact Vaad Hatmimim at [email protected]

Where the Rebbe Gave Matonos L’evyonim


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Over the next few hours, you will no doubt be deciding how best to direct your Matanos L’evyonim. 

It is well known that each Purim, the Rebbe would call in Rabbi Mentlick A”H and give Matonos Lo’evyonim towards Kupas Bochurim, taking care of the needy Tmimim, who needed assistance with purchasing clothing and other needs. The Rebbe cherished the Bochurim as his very own and worried about their care. 

Over the next month, the Keren Tomchei Bochurim, a project of Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim, will be assisting hundreds of Bochurim with clothing for Yom Tov, including new suits and hats, sets of Tzitzis, shoes, glasses, and more. 

These needy Bochurim have nowhere else to turn and are completely relying on your generous contributions to bring in this Pesach as a Yid should, wearing a new suit and worrying only about their spiritual needs as a Bochur in the Rebbe’s Yeshivah.

Your Tzedakah will help these Bochurim. 

This is a unique opportunity where you can give Matonos L’evyonim as the Rebbe did, to the needy Bochurim for their basic needs – and every dollar counts. 

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Vaad Hatmimim is taking care of the Rebbe’s Bochurim


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When a Bochur comes to Crown Heights to spend his year learning in 770, his only concern should be coming to Seder and spending his day learning Chassidus and Nigleh in the Rebbe’s Yeshivah.

Each year hundreds of Bochurim flock to Crown Heights to spend their year learning in the Rebbe’s Yeshivah. With learning being the only priority on their mind, often these Bochurim lack essential everyday items that others take for granted.

Being that many of these Bochurim don't have who to turn to, the Vaad Hatmimim has stepped up to tackle this long-standing issue with a fund, called Tomchei Bochurim, to ensure that no Bochurim are neglected. This fund provides for Bochurim's physical needs so they can focus on their Ruchniyus needs.

“A Bochur needs to know he has someone to turn to,” said Rabbi Tzvi Altein, director of the Vaad Hatmimim. “For too long, 770 Bochurim have felt alone and neglected. This fund helps them, B’gashmius and B’ruchnius, and more importantly, that they know someone cares and wants to help them.”

Over the past few years, Tomchei Bochurim has provided coats and other winter essentials to hundreds of Bochurim who would otherwise not have these important necessities, as well as, Yom Tov clothing for Pesach and other essentials throughout the years.

In the coming weeks, Tomchei Bachurim will once again be distributing coupons for the purchase of hats, suits, and more at subsidized and discounted prices for Pesach. 


More Bochurim than usual expected in NY for 11 Nissan


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The Vaad Hatmimim is participating in the travel costs of hundreds of bochurim coming to NY for 11 Nissan - as part of a "Global Matonos Initiative" in yeshivos.

As part of the global 'Matanos' initiative from Vaad Hatmimim - encouraging Bochurim to take on personal gifts to the Rebbe for Yud-Aleph Nissan with the guidance of their Mashpi'im - over 1200 Bochurim from Yeshivos throughout the world have taken on Matanos and are preparing for this most important day.

In addition to the Matanos, hundreds of Bochurim have already purchased flights to spend this time by the Rebbe in New York, where they will join a week-long Hachana program in Crown Heights and the Ohel.

Through Farbrengens with their Mashpi’im and Talmidim Hashluchim, Bochurim are excited and proud of their Matanos and are putting in hours of work into completing their Matanos for Yud-Aleph Nissan. Bochurim are counting down the days to their flights, eager to experience a Yud-Aleph Nissan like never before. 

Each Bochur which completes his Matana will receive money towards his flight at the historic Yud-Aleph Nissan event taking place on Yud-Aleph Nissan in New York.

Yeshivos taking part in the initiative:

MESIVTAS: Chicago | New Haven | Toronto | Miami | Postville | Detroit | Pittsburgh | Chovevei | Montreal | Kingston | Arizona | Coral Springs | Monsey | Tzfas | Toronto Ohr Temimim | LA | Westchester | Argentina. ZALS: LA | Oholei Torah |  Miami | Morristown | Baltimore | Beit Shemesh | Toronto | New Haven | Nyack | Chovevei | Argentina | Montreal.


“Michtavim” has reached 60 of 120 Letters in preparation for Yud-Aleph Nissan

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In addition to the personal and communal gifts that Bochurim are preparing for the upcoming milestone of Yud-Aleph Nissan - 120 years, many Yeshivos throughout the globe have taken on a grand commitment of learning 120 letters of the Rebbe — one or two a day — throughout the three months, from Yud Shevat until Yud Aleph Nissan.

Since its launch at the Kinus Hatmimim on Yud Shevat, over 50 Yeshivos have signed up to partake of this historic and global initiative. Many Anash communities and schools have also joined, as well as hundreds of people who have been receiving the daily letter through the Vaad Hatmimim WhatsApp broadcast.

This week, Bochurim around the world are learning letters on the topic of Avodas Hatefilla. In previous weeks the Bochurim learned about how to interact with their friends, how to properly influence another, the concept of Emunah and Bitachon, the importance of a Chassidishe Farbrengen, and the topic of Shlichus. Upcoming topics include; Shmiras Hasedorim, Chitas, writing to the Rebbe, and more!

Many of the Talmidim Shluchim were happy to report that their entire Yeshivah is learning the letter every single day! One Shliach described the atmosphere that Michtavim brought to his Yeshivah: “Everywhere you go in Yeshivah, be it the dorm or the dining room, you can find the Bochurim discussing that day’s letter, eagerly waiting to see what tomorrow’s letter will be.”

You can ALSO receive the daily letter now by signing up here to the Vaad Hatmimim Whatsapp status.

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Hundreds of Bochurim pledge for 120 Years

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Over the past week, 30 Yeshivos across America held a special kinus to launch their personal preparations, as well as a worldwide matanos initiative for the Rebbe’s 120th birthday. After playing an exclusive film produced for these Kinusim, the Bochurim were addressed by their Mashpi’im and Hanhola members on the importance of preparing a gift appropriate for Yud-Aleph Nissan, especially as we celebrate the 120 Years milestone.

One Mashpia spoke about an answer of the Rebbe featured recently in the weekly Mein Tog publication:

The Rebbe’s Mazkir Rabbi Binyomin Klein once wrote to the Rebbe about a group of Talmidim Hashluchim who were scheduled to fly to Australia shortly before Yud-Aleph Nissan.

The Rebbe responded:

"מהו הטעם והגעשמאק שיסעו מכאן ימים אחדים לפני יא ניסן?"

“What is the reason and pleasure to travel from here a few days before Yud-Aleph Nissan?”

The Mashpia went on to explain the importance of being by the Rebbe for Yud-Aleph Nissan, as well as the Rebbe’s appreciation for Chassidim who would travel to be with him for these special days.

The Talmidim Hashluchim in each Yeshiva explained to the Bochurim how they can qualify to receive money towards their flights to the Rebbe for Yud-Aleph Nissan and announced the program that will take place in New York for the week leading up to this special day.

In addition to the personal Matanos from each individual Bochur, many Yeshivos are coming together with collective Matanos in Limud HaTorah between both the Bochurim and the Hanhola.

“Although I always heard from Mashpi’im and teachers about the importance of presenting the Rebbe a personal gift for Yud-Aleph Nissan, it was not until this year that I really understood and appreciated this idea.” related S.D. of the Brazil Mesivta, “I am very excited to celebrate Yud-Aleph Nissan in New York for the first time,” he finished.

The Matanos promo video titled “What can I do for 11 Nissan - 120 Years?” featuring Rabbi’s Sholom Dovid Geisinsky, Shmuly Avtzon, Mendy Mochkin and Rabbi Mendel Wolosow, taught the Bochurim what it means to give the Rebbe a gift, what types of gifts the Rebbe wants from us, and the importance of spending this day in the Rebbe’s presence. 

New System will provide beds for Shabbos at the Ohel

The Vaad Hatmimim together with Ohel Chabad Lubavitch is pleased to announce a new texting system which will enable Bochurim to reserve a bed by the Rebbe’s Ohel for Shabbos.

With hundreds of Bochurim traveling from near and far to spend Shabbos by the Rebbe every single week, this service will allow them to travel in peace and focus on the true reason for their visit, knowing that a comfortable bed awaits them

The system is simple and easy, with one word you can be guaranteed a bed in minutes. Sign up by texting “Hi” to +1-347-704-0537, after answering a few basic questions, all you will need to do is text the word “RESERVE” to reserve your bed at the Ohel.

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