Saturday, September 21, 2019

A Team Presents The Symphony of Yomim Noroim

The A Team Presents, The Symphony of Yomim Noroim.

It is our pleasure to once again bring you another collection from what has a become an annual tradition in the A-Team Shlome Daskal series.

This time, the collection was chosen opting for the nostalgic sound of the old Suki & Ding Albums, we grew up when we were kids.

You cannot help but feel those memories when you watch this video, we were honored to have Suki Beri arrange the medley for us, along side Avremi G, to help capture the essence and the purity of those albums.

As you can imagine, a project like this involves a large team of people to execute it to perfection, please take a moment to acknowledge the people behind the making of this special video. And may we all be zoche to A ksiva v”chasima Tova & A  Shana Tova Mesuka

Produced by: Yitzy Schwartz
Music Arranged: Suki Beri & Avremi G
Conducted by: Yitzy Schwartz
Live Mix: Eli Lishinsky & Daniel Baruch
Click Programming: Avremi G, Eli Gerstner, Ruli Ezrachi
Post production: Yisrael Orbach, Platinum Productions, MK Studios, Pluto Studios
Additional Guitars: Amit Peled, Stol Chiyana
Additional Bass Overdubs: Ramon De Bruyn
Choir Arranged and conducted: Aba Berkowitz of Lev Choir
Event Production: DS Productions LLC
Post Mix: V- Gold Production
Production manager: Motty Jay
Live Video: Motty Engel
Video Edit: Leiby Wieder - Studio62

Uri Davidi - Tefila Sheli - Music Video

Tefila Sheli - תפילה שלי
Composed by: Mordechai Brezel
Musical Production by Daniel Kapler
Arranged by Daniel Kapler & Ian Freitor
Produced by Yitzy Waldner
Lyrics by: Eliyahu Raful , Mordechai Brezel & Miriam Israeli
Video by Munch Media

Friday, September 20, 2019

Poway Mayor, Chabad Rabbi Welcome Trump to San Diego

Poway Mayor Steve Vaus and Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein were among the first to greet President Donald Trump when he deplaned Air Force One Wednesday at MCAS Miramar in San Diego where he is attending a fundraising visit..

Mayor Vaus said he gave President Trump a “Mayor’s Medallion” after shaking the president’s hand in the receiving line upon his arrival.

Sep 18, 2019.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

98-year-old Veteran is Still Leaping out of Planes

Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100.

Footage of Pesach Shooting at Chabad of Poway

Surveillance video from a Poway synagogue was shown in court Thursday, depicting the moment a gunman charged into the place of worship with an assault rifle and opened fire before congregants chased him away.

Images showing the receipt for a rifle, a hunting license, an alleged manifesto along with ammunition and protective gear found in the vehicle driven by the defendant were also entered into evidence.

John T. Earnest, 20 of San Diego, sat quietly next to his attorneys during the preliminary hearing. At various times during testimony, he made facial expressions and even a hand gesture toward the people sitting in the courtroom.

Earnest faces murder and attempted murder charges, both with hate-crime and gun allegations, and arson of a house of worship in connection with the April 27 shooting and the March 24 fire at an Escondido mosque. He also faces more than 110 federal charges.

The Mount Carmel High School graduate and Cal State San Marcos nursing student has pleaded not guilty.

Earnest is believed to have acted alone when he burst into the Chabad of Poway synagogue on the last day of Passover, and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing beloved community member Lori Gilbert-Kaye and injuring three others, including the synagogue's rabbi and an 8-year-old girl, Noya Dahan.

Cameras positioned both inside and outside the synagogue captured the less-than-three-minute incident on surveillance -- from the moment the suspect vehicle pulled up outside the church to the moment congregants chased him away.

Oscar Stewart, an Army veteran and Chabad of Poway worshiper who is credited for running after the shooter, described the chaos when gunshots first rang out.

"They were trying to get out. Most of them were running towards the exit doors," Stewart said. "The sanctuary has numerous doors and they were running towards there. People were falling over each other; there was chaos."

Video from the lobby showed a gunman approach the synagogue's entrance; Kaye was struck immediately and thrown to the ground. Rabbi Israel Goldstein was also in the lobby area, the video shows; officials said he was struck in the hand.

Stewart identified the man in court, Earnest, as the person who opened fire that day.

He said as he began to run towards the shooter, the gunman appeared to run out of ammunition.

"I told him I was going to kill him. I was trying to throw him off. I didn’t say it very politely. I yelled it and used some profanities also," he said.

The video shows at least four congregants run after the suspect. The gunman then jumps into a vehicle across the street and drives off.

Warning! Footage displays extreme violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

Watch the full court proceedings of Thursday's preliminary hearing.

Eli Herzlich - Meir Martin Widerker - Kol Yisroel

Israeli Singer Eli Herzlich performs this fun tempo changing song. Composed by  Meir Martin Widerker. This song, Kol Yisroel will be featured on the upcoming 4th album in the series of Shabbos songs.

The delightful composition brings together both Eli and energetic children's choir celebrating Hashem watching over each and every one of us in an inspirational way. 


Produced, filmed and edited by: Hyper Productions
Composed by: Meir Martin Widerker
Singer: Eli Herzlich
Conducted, Arranged & Orchestrated By: Menachem Bristowski
Kids Choir - Shir Hallel

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Yoeli Dikman - Limtzoh Chen - Music Video

Cantor Yoel Ausch and Shira at NYPD Security Briefing

NYPD executives, clergy members, and community leaders convened at 1 Police Plaza for the annual High Holy Days briefing. Every year the department holds a meeting to discuss security measures and address community concerns as the Jewish community prepares for important religious observances throughout the city. Since its inception in the late 1970s, this longstanding tradition has fostered open lines of communication between community members and the NYPD.

Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill presided over the event and reassured those present that the NYPD is dedicated to protecting all religious communities.

Diamond of Life - Chai Elul Production

Talmidim Release video version of their Chai Elul production, titled "The Diamond of Life."

In honor of Chai Elul, birthdays of the Baal Shem tov the founder of Chassidus, and 53 years later the Baal Hatamya, the founder of Chassidus Chabad, 8th grade Talmidim of United Lubavitcher Yeshiva of Crown Heights performed a short play titled "The Diamond of Life" in Yeshiva. The live show was performed several times throughout the day for all the Talmidim from Pre-1A through 8th grade.

The Talmidim also released their play in a video version so that everyone around the world can enjoy their performance as well.

A special thank you goes to all the Talmidim of Rabbi Munitz's 8th grade class for a job well done..

Lipa and Yanky Green Pre-Bar Mitzvah - Moshe Holtzberg

Yanky Green & Lipa Schmeltzer singing Ani Maamin at the pre-Bar Mitzvah for Moshe Holtzberg. While Moshe helps a Navy Seal from the the US Army put on Tefilin for the first time in his life.

Yesterday, September 17, 2019 in Stony Point, New York

Israeli Elections Result in Deadlock & Stalemate

In his first speech to supporters after Tuesday's national elections in Israel, the winner declared that there was "only one option" — a national unity government.

Normally that would be a strange thing for a winner to trumpet; national unity governments are what you get when there is no real winner and the largest parties are so weakened that they must band together against the extremes to avert total chaos. And that, in fact, is the situation after Israel's most recent election. Based on the exit polls, it appears that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling right-wing Likud Party, and the centrist opposition Blue and White party headed by Benny Gantz, have almost equal representation at about half the seats needed to form a government.

But neither Gantz nor Netanyahu made that victory speech, because neither was the true winner of the election. The winner and speech-giver was Avigdor Lieberman, leader of the small (but not quite as small as it was) right-wing secular party, Yisrael Beiteinu ("Israel Our Home"). While Lieberman has long been viewed as both an extremist and a sower of chaos, for now he holds the balance of power in the Knesset. And if you want to know where Israel is likely going from here, he's a better guide than any other Israeli political leader.

Lieberman forced Israel's electoral "do-over" in the first place by refusing to join Netanyahu's government after last April's election, thereby depriving it of a majority. The dispute was over the drafting of yeshivah students, which the ultra-Orthodox parties opposed. But Lieberman had sat with those parties before, their disagreement over that issue and others notwithstanding. He seized on the draft question at this juncture not only because it was popular, but because he saw an opportunity to dislodge Netanyahu, enhance his own stature, and make himself indispensable to the next coalition.

That mission is now accomplished. After their losses, neither Blue and White nor Likud can form a plausible coalition. Likud's natural right-wing partners, the ultra-Orthodox and settler-oriented parties, look to have gained seats, but not as many as Likud lost. Without Lieberman, there will not be a right-wing government. But Blue and White has even fewer natural partners. The Zionist parties to their left — Labor and Democratic Union — will have at most a dozen seats between them, leaving them well shy of the 61 needed to form a government.

And while the two major parties could join forces, their majority together would likely be so thin that only a handful of defections would topple the government. To ensure against that eventuality, they need another coalition partner — and Lieberman poses the fewest ideological obstacles while also bringing the most seats to the table.

While Lieberman poses the fewest obstacles, that doesn't mean his perspective isn't ideologically distinctive. Lieberman is an unapologetic ethno-nationalist. He has proposed revoking the citizenship of Arab Israelis who refuse to take an oath of loyalty to the Jewish state, and transferring populous Arab areas within Israel to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for Jewish settlement blocs on the West Bank.


Israeli exit poll projections show the country's longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and former military chief, Benny Gantz, locked in a tight race. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.

Israel election analysis: Who's going to lead the country? DW News reports