This Monday, JEM will be starting an amazing 10-part series over WhatsApp on the topic of parenting. The videos will be sent to the over 7,000 subscribers of their daily videos broadcasts.
The series, a first of its kind, will feature clips of the Rebbe with advice on the most beneficial approaches and methods for raising healthy Yiddishe, Chassidishe children. Each 1-2 minute clip contains pearls of practical insight, illuminating the issues surrounding parenting in our modern age. These will be supplemented with interviews from the My Encounter with the Rebbe series, as well as additional parenting-related photos and stories.
Several months ago, our archivists discovered the original recordings of a Farbrengen with the Rebbe from summer 5741 (1981) that had previously never before been seen. Our staff decided that this would be the perfect new release for Gimmel Tamuz.
Gimmel Tammuz is upon us again, and in honor of this special day, JEM is at long last sharing with the family of Chassidim the much-anticipated beta release of their photo archive site,www.thelivingarchive.org.
The My Encounter project has launched an innovative way for people to join and help record more testimonies – the Dollar Per Interview Campaign, where people donate $1 (or $2, $5, $18, etc.) per interview. “This small amount brings down the price per interview, and enables us to go out and record the critical interviews on our list.”
Miracles: The word itself stirs up a sensation of marvel, wonder and awe. Miracle stories have the power to uplift you, shake you, and penetrate to the very depths of your soul.
JEM's newest release, A Glimpse Through The Veil: Vol. 2, is a perfect selection of stories, highlighting the power of the Rebbe's Brachos. Over the years, I had heard a number of versions of some of these, but I was never sure of the true details and origin.
One year ago, when JEM released the video “A Glimpse Through the Veil,” it quickly became the fastest-selling of JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe videos. A year later, a series of eight stories of the Rebbe are delivered in volume 2.
I arrived in Vienna – together with my wife, Edla – in 1981, to serve as Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Austria. We immediately started serving the local Jewish community by arranging Torah classes for children, programs for adults and youth, and the like.
We were aware that the famous Dr. Viktor Frankl resided in the city, but as he never associated with the Jewish community in Vienna, we did not have the opportunity to make his acquaintance. He certainly never stepped foot in the Chabad center we established.
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, the Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Orthodox Union was recently interviewed as part of the My Encounter with the Rebbe project. He shared a powerful story that has affected his life until today. The episode took place in February of 1971, when he was living in Silver Spring, Maryland.
JEM has announced that all videos in the new Living Torah App will be accessible for free for the full 24 hours of Gimmel Tamuz, beginning Monday evening June 10 at 8:26 PM Eastern Standard Time, through Tuesday at 8:26 PM.
The Living Torah app launched by JEM earlier this month has been installed on over 6,000 devices, and over 50,000 videos have been viewed within its first two weeks, with the average viewing time well over a minute, that works out to more than one month of continuous viewing.
The app is available in the Apple and Android app stores and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and Android devices, populated with hundreds of clips, it is updated with the weekly Living Torah program, the app also updates regularly with fresh content to current events.
In honor of the launch, JEM is making a special offer to its first “early adopters” – those who become members by Tuesday 27 Iyar 12pm – a guarantee of their low introductory price for one full year.
The app, which boasts the current Living Torah program as well as over 2,000 videos of the Rebbe searchable by multiple tags and indexes, is now available in Apple app store with both Iphone and Ipad versions, and in the Android store with both smartphone and tablet versions.
The Lag B’omer Parade of 1983 was going to be extra special. A beautiful regal platform was built for the Rebbe. On his side was a smaller platform for Rabbi JJ Hecht and Rabbi “Uncle” Yossi Goldstein who would emcee the program, and Eli Lipskier’s band.
The parade would be marching, as usual, down Eastern Parkway past 770 and in front of the Rebbe, and for the first time this year, the parade would continue all the way to Empire Boulevard for the fair and carnival.
For the past several weeks, JEM has been posting videos and a website promoting and its soon-to-come Living Torah app. Today, JEM’s director, Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin, sent an email to all Living Torah subscribers, outlining the rollout schedule, and revealing that current Living Torah subscribers will be receiving a two-week pass providing “full access to the over 2,000 videos in the app.”
While JEM conquers new frontiers with their recent announcement that they plan to launch a new app within the next several months, recent research shows that physical DVDs are still far outselling the digital-only formats, and are going to be present for at least another 10 years. Most organizations still maintain physical libraries only.
It began one Shabbos last winter, when members of the Union Street Shteibel in Crown Heights were treated to a story of the Rebbe at their weekly Kiddush.
Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin, JEM’s director, had heard a fascinating story of the Rebbe which had recently been recorded in a My Encounter with the Rebbe interview, and he shared it with his fellow congregants.
After over a year of intensive work by dozens of individuals, JEM is nearing the completion of its new mobile platform.
The Living Torah app, brainchild of JEM’s staff and supporters, and the result of over a year of work by three separate teams, will be shared with a small, preselected group of beta testers over the next couple of weeks.
Once again, a family’s generous gesture results in providing educational and inspirational DVDs to enhance the lives of bedridden children and adults.
In an effort to perpetuate the memory of their mother Mrs. Chanchy Bruk A”H, whose second yahrzeit is approaching on Zayin Teves, The Bruk Family has undertaken to subsidize the cost price of a substantial number of popular JEM DVDs of the Rebbe, and donate them to the Misameach organization based in Lakewood New Jersey
Just when it seems to be needed most, a powerful new DVD has been released, featuring wondrous stories of the Rebbe.
Chasidism has always been known for its stories – stories of wisdom and wit, of piety and devotion, of comfort and salvation. Perhaps most well-known, however, and most beloved, are its stories of the miracles of the Tzadikim.
Friday, November 16, 2012 JEM Unveils New Platform at Conference Brooklyn NY
On the sidelines of the International Conference of Shluchim, a group of Shluchim and lay-leaders gathered quietly for a special breakfast. Dubbed the “JEM Curators,” the invitation-only conference was attended by individuals who have assisted JEM’s efforts to record, preserve, and share the video, audio, and photographic recordings of the Rebbe’s life – and by Shluchim who have assisted on their own or invited others to assist.
Finally bringing to light a monumental project begun by Rabbi Boruch Oberlander of Budapest, Hungary, over ten years ago, the first glimpse of a new book on the Rebbe’s life, The Rebbe’s Early Years, the life of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, from birth until his arrival in the United States in 1941, was released tonight at the International Conference of Shluchim.
An unexpected surprise awaited the Shluchim, in the form of a temporary photo gallery featuring a stunning collection of photographs from Tishrei, 5748, also known as “Tismach” from the lens of photographer Levi Yitzchok Freidin.
Forty-six years after Israel’s current President, Mr. Shimon Peres, met the Rebbe in a private audience at 770, he spoke about it on the record for the first time, sharing previously-unknown details about their conversations and correspondence.
On the eve of Gimmel Tammuz, JEM released it's newest film, Faithful and Fortified vol. 3: Israel's Prime Ministers, exploring the Rebbe's impact on the personal lives and public policies of Seven of Israel's heads of state.
In tribute to former Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir, who passed away this past Shabbos at the age of 96, JEM has posted an excerpt from the film exploring his relationship with the Rebbe.
Sunday, June 17, 2012 Supporters gather at gallery opening Photos by: Baruch Ezagui
Supporters of JEM gathered last night for the opening of a gallery of the photos of Yossi Melamed, named “770 through Yossi's lens”.
The gallery is open to the public at no charge from 27 Sivan / June 17 until 11 Tammuz / July 1
It is located at 362 Albany Avenue (corner Union St) Brooklyn, New York.
In time for the many thousands of Shluchim and Chassidim visiting Crown Heights this Gimmel Tammuz, JEM is proud to announce the opening, of a two-week brand-new exhibit: 770 Through Yossi’s Lens – A Photo Exhibition. This never- before-seen collection of pictures of the Rebbe will add a fresh aspect to your Hiskashrus, giving you the opportunity to see the Rebbe in a whole new dimension.
We are delighted to announce the very first winner of our weekly JEM Rebbe Picture Raffle!
Can we please have a drum roll....
Our winner is none other than Enrique Montes from Austin, Texas! Enrique has dedicated his donation in honor of his dear Chabad Shluchim, Rabbi and Rebbitzen Levertov. He will receive this exclusive, beautiful 32” framed picture of the Rebbe.
R’ Yossi Melamed, OBM, was the photographer who spent thousands of hours photographing the Rebbe. He would regularly be seen attending Farbrengens and photographing life with the Rebbe at 770 Eastern Parkway- sometimes the only cameraman allowed in.
In late 2000, from their headquarters office in 770, the staff at JEM launched a ground-breaking initiative; one that can modestly pride itself on having touched the lives of every single Lubavitcher Chassid today. Today Living Torah, the weekly video magazine featuring the Rebbe’s application of Torah to timely events and issues, is shown every week in eight languages, in thousands of Chabad houses, shuls, schools and homes all around the world, and enhances countless of people’s Hiskashrus to the Rebbe.
Names, places, events and memories were flying so quickly, one wouldn’t know the year was 2012. As the new DVD “Joy!” was being completed for release, a small group gathered at JEM to put the finishing touches on the commentary.
With the approach of Yud Shevat – anniversary of the passing of the Previous Rebbe and beginning of the Rebbe’s leadership – historic video of a landmark Chasidic discourse by the Rebbe has been released and will be viewed around the world.
Do you say “hareini mekabel” every morning? Do you know why?
In the 1500s Rabbi Shlomo Luria, ‘the Arizal,’ implemented the practice of starting one’s day with the statement: “I hereby accept upon myself to fulfill the Mitzvah of ‘Love your fellow as yourself.’”
Monday, December 5, 2011 Group Gathers to Discuss Rebbe’s Recordings Brooklyn, NY
On the sidelines of the recent Conference of Shluchim, a group of individuals gathered recent to discuss an issue close to their hearts: The ongoing efforts to preserve and share the Rebbe’s recorded legacy.
One family’s generous gesture created a joint effort between MEKIMI Cheer Up Squad and JEM, to team together in providing educational and inspirational DVD’s to enhance the lives of bedridden children and adults.
On Tuesday, Gimmel Tammuz (July 5th), at 10:00 PM ET/PT a special program will air. The hour-long program features highlights of inspiration from the Rebbe’s teachings and is geared toward the wider public.
At any Shliach’s Shabbos table, Yeshiva, or in any Lubavitcher home, you can start singing these niggunim and someone will chime in. These are the melodies that tie us together – the niggunim of each of the Rebbeim – from the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe, down to the present.
As tens of thousands of children prepare for next week’s Jewish unity parade through the streets of the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y., newly released footage of a similar 1984 event captures the energy surrounding observances of the minor holiday known as Lag B’Omer.
The uncut footage from the 1984 Lag BaOmer parade in Crown Heights is now available on DVD. It features military salutes to the Rebbe, bagpipes playing “Moshiach Now,” and tens of thousands of kinderlach reciting the 12 pesukim together. Topping it all – two beautiful Sichos that the Rebbe tailored specifically for his young audience.
ith the killing of the arch-terrorist Osama bin Laden, a talk by the Rebbe has come to light from this very date, which is eerily similar to the day's events. On the 28 of Nissan, 1990 the Rebbe gave an unexpected talk on a directive by the PLO to its international affiliates to "harm Jews around the world."
Tomorrow, as tens of thousands of Jews across the New York area will be approached by Bochurim and children on Mivtzoim in honor of the Rebbe's 109th birthday, they'll be invited to watch the Rebbe's Farbrengen and see for themselves what the celebration is all about!
As hundreds of thousands of Jews around the world are preparing for Pesach and Yud Alef Nissan by watching a historic Farbrengen with the Rebbe, the Rebbe's own note prior to the telecast has surfaced.
The 11 Nissan farbrengen of 1982 marked the occasion of the Rebbe's 80th birthday. At that farbrengen, the Rebbe addressed the question of retirement that some people had posed to him by revealing the secret to actually growing stronger with age. After four hours of talks in which he expounded on topics including the importance of "The Moment of Silence," a lesson in time management from the Counting of the Omer, and the need to provide shmurah matzah and holiday needs to all Jews, the Rebbe then personally distributed a copy of a new printing of Tanya to each and every man and woman in attendance. The Rebbe finished handing out Tanyas at 6:15 AM.
To promote the upcoming webcast of the Rebbe's 80th birthday Farbrengen on Jewish.TV, producers at JEM have partnered with Chabad.org to release vintage footage of the original video introduction to the 1982 satellite feed of the farbrengen. The introduction to "Celebration 80" features famous Broadway producer, Joe Papp, who became a major Chabad supporter after once seeing the Rebbe on a satellite hook-up of a farbrengen.
After the success of the Purim Farbrengen of 1973, which had over 100,000 viewers, a young Lubavitcher businessman was disturbed to learn that the Farbrengen release project, scheduled to last one year, was only several months away from ending.
We’ve received lots of regards about the Farbrengen of Purim, 1973. According to JEM’s “conservative estimates,” well over 100,000 people experienced the recently-released Purim Farbrengen with the Rebbe. It was a smashing success.
Jewish Educational Media (JEM), the video archive and multimedia arm of the Chabad- Lubavitch movement, is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. Initially incorporated to broadcast and disseminate the public sermons of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory, JEM has since expanded its goals.
In time for the upcoming holiday of Purim, newly restored footage of a historic 1973 Chasidic gathering presided over by the Rebbe, RabbiMenachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, is offering people around the world an inspiring and challenging message of utilizing their full potentials.
Living Torah, the popular weekly video magazine watched around the world, is about to get a new segment.
'Music Notes,' - a collage of newly-recorded Chassidic Nigunim accompanied by still photographs from Jewish Educational Media's vast photo archive will be a once-monthly segment. The name derives from the clip's unique format: The photos are accompanied by 'notes' - information on the Nigun, photos, or background of the scene.