Oct 26, 2011
Oprah Seen in Crown Heights

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey was spotted in Crown Heights Wednesday, visiting two chassidic families for a TV show.

Media mogul and famed TV personality Oprah Winfrey was in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights on Wednesday afternoon filming a new television series.

"Oprah's Next Chapter" which premieres in January 2012 will be giving a glimpse into the daily life of chassidic Jews and how their intense spiritual devotion informs and strengthens their dealings with the outside world.

Winfrey, named by Time Magazine as the most influential woman in the world and on the Forbes 400 richest in America, was spotted in the neighborhood with her large filming crew.

Chabad.org reports that she sat down with two families as part of her visit, enjoying a traditional kosher meal as well.

The website said Winfrey also discussed communal affairs with 5 Jewish women and toured the Mei Menachem Community Mikvah in Brooklyn Heights, run by Rabbi Aaron and Sterna Raskin.

She was also in Borough Park.

According to producers, the series will air on the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) channel and will focus on her journeys outside the studio as she takes conversations with real people, newsmakers, celebrities and thought leaders to a new level.


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1
who
whoes house did she go to??
(10/26/2011 4:42:57 PM)
2
uh oh
I hate it when they interview frum people for TV shows. Inevitably it always gets chopped and edited to make yidden look bad. When the interview is going on it looks like such a kidduch hashem will go on but it is never the case. Yidden are portrayed as a bunch of crazies. You'll see.
(10/26/2011 4:43:35 PM)
3
she is the reason obama is in office
should tell you about her views
(10/26/2011 5:04:33 PM)
4
hmmm
who cares?
(10/26/2011 5:07:50 PM)
5
OPERAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
OMG I LUV HER
(10/26/2011 5:11:37 PM)
6
!!!!!!!!!
Thats really awsome!!!!!
(10/26/2011 5:18:11 PM)
7
John
Did she make the mandatory stop at Chanina's house?
(10/26/2011 5:23:08 PM)
8
did she visit any stores on Kingston?
did she visit Apple Drugs, or Nash World or even Empire Grocery or any unique kopota store?
(10/26/2011 5:25:21 PM)
9
AHHHH
so cool seeing celebrities inspired by the Jewish Communities! It is an honor to see her in Crown Heights :)
(10/26/2011 5:41:05 PM)
10
Wow
I hope the families and women spoke well

this can be a major kiddush hashem to the millions of people who watch her!!!

yshar koach to those who were involved organizing it. its a shlichus
(10/26/2011 5:41:59 PM)
11
its up to u what u choose to focus on
opera is a very respectful person and always sees the light and good in ppl. give her a chance! i always enjoy watching her interview ppl with different racial backgrounds and is alwasy found to be respectful and polite...thats why she is so popular who cares what other media stations say there will always be someone negative and always someone positev- u can choose to focus on... the possitive or negative!
(10/26/2011 6:07:36 PM)
12
Her father named her after Harpo Marx.Oprah is Harpo backwards.
She told me she never forgave him. She was a friend a long time ago in SF.,along with Stedman. Way before she went ''big,'' you should excuse the expression.
DB ,Tsfat
(10/26/2011 6:27:54 PM)
13
p.s.
the people interviewed are shluchim!
(10/26/2011 6:33:14 PM)
14
I KNOW WHICH FAMILIES SHE WENT TO..
BUT I CANT TELL!!! but ill tel u they are amzing people
(10/26/2011 6:42:57 PM)
15
she is an amazing person
she interviewed a family in kensington this afternoon. Also an amazing family. I hope it makes a big kiddush hashem.
(10/26/2011 7:46:19 PM)
16
wow!!!
oh ya opra! show the world what kinda ppl chi town (chicago) has got!!!!!
(10/26/2011 7:46:45 PM)
17
" she visited boro park"...
I wonder if she visited the kletskys
(10/26/2011 8:19:06 PM)
18
To #12
Her mother named her after Orpah, the mother in law of Ruth. On her birth certificate she misspelled the name, and she wrote Oprah.
(10/26/2011 8:25:50 PM)
19
wonder
How does she or her investigatory team make the decision who to visit?
(10/26/2011 8:29:04 PM)
20
#12 "DB Tsfat"
DB says: "Her father named her after Harpo Marx.Oprah is Harpo backwards. She told me she never forgave him."

"DB" STOP making up bubbe mahysis!
YOUR STORY IS A BOLD FACED LIE.

In Oprah's OWN words:

"Oprah Winfrey: I was born, as I said, in rural Mississippi in 1954. I was born at home. There were not a lot of educated people around and my name had been chosen from the Bible.

My Aunt Ida had chosen the name, but nobody really knew how to spell it, so it went down as "Orpah" on my birth certificate, but people didn't know how to pronounce it, so they put the "P" before the "R" in every place else other than the birth certificate. On the birth certificate it is Orpah, but then it got translated to Oprah, so here we are. "
(10/26/2011 8:31:54 PM)
21
no 2 .so right
You are so right that the interviews get so edited that they come out totally misconstrued. After the Crown Heights riots we were interviewed in our home by a journalist who once lived in Crown Heights. We tried to impress upon her the fear we felt during the riots. She sent us a copy of the finished product. Her main point was anti Jewish . How when she lived here as a child the Jews discriminated against her and how she sees this discrimination until today. She totally did not judge the rioters or killers of Yankel Rosenbaum but it was all about the jews. Portrayed very negatively. So there you have it
(10/26/2011 8:35:05 PM)
22
she never came down kingston
she was suppose to do a thing on the hat shop and Sachos Kapotas - just the filmining crew went in not her
(10/26/2011 8:38:49 PM)
23
#18 is correct
about the name..
(10/26/2011 8:57:52 PM)
24
Here in Crown Heights
Oprah was not only in Boro Park, she spent the afternoon with the Abrahamson Family here in Crown Heights.
(10/26/2011 9:07:48 PM)
25
she was at my house
She asked me were I got my kapul. I said u mean kipa? She said I should send her one. I said if u send me a pair of shoes. My mother dident like that
(10/26/2011 9:11:55 PM)
26
in kensington!!!
i hear she was at the ginsberg in kensington/boro park for the whole day the ginsbergs are the most aweeeesomest shluchim in the whole world!!!!!! huge kiddush lubavitch!
(10/26/2011 9:58:34 PM)
27
To # 18
Orpah was NOT Ruth's mother in law!!! it was her sister in law! Ruth's mother in law was Naomi! Come on people!
(10/26/2011 10:03:31 PM)
28
taka
F and C-

her sister
(10/26/2011 10:12:01 PM)
29
Chanie
Kudos to Motti Seligson of Chabad.org! I hear he was very instrumental in the process. Kol Hakavod.
(10/26/2011 10:27:30 PM)
30
to #25
You made my day!!!

If that's a true story then I hope it makes it on TV! What Lubavitch Chutzpah (in an awesome way). And how awesome is it that you're PROUD of it!
(10/26/2011 11:15:13 PM)
31
ch resident
I hear Chabad. org arranged for her to come and found a suitable place/house for her to hang out in
(10/26/2011 11:50:18 PM)
32
NUMBER 27
NUMBER 27 - it is sad when Lubavitch shows their ignorance on line - (Ruth's mother in law). What's worse - until you came along no one corrected it...because no one knew?

True we don't read it on Shavuos - but (a) you ought to know your Tenach and there's plenty of reference in the Gemoroh and (b) we do say it in Tikun Lail
(10/27/2011 2:55:03 AM)
33
WHAT TOOK SO LONG?????
about twenty years ago as I was slowing merging into a reilgious life, I was having problems with my family accepting this change....I wrote OPRAH asking her to do a show on the topic....I guess this is as close as it gets!
(10/27/2011 5:33:42 AM)
34
Orpah
Not a biblical hero.
Five giant sons, with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, (Goliath was her son) - all killed by Ruth's grandchild..
(10/27/2011 8:19:02 AM)
35
we're proud of you
Go shlucha, Chaya T.!!!!!
(10/27/2011 9:33:50 AM)
36
OPRAH AT THE MIKVAH
The mikvah tour was given by Mrs. Schaffer.
(10/27/2011 12:28:49 PM)
37
WHO IS OPRA?
(10/27/2011 1:32:10 PM)
38
TO #18 AND #20
I MET HER IN MY FLOWER SHOP IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME ...I AM SORRY FOR YOU. HER HAIRDRESSER , IVORY,WAS ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY FLOWER SHOP. i am telling the truth,whether you believe it or not I don't really care.If she is lying for some reason(habitual or pathological),that is not my problem.Hillary Clinton told me personally that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary,the first man to scale Mt.Everest. Only she was born six years before he accomplished that feat!!! True. Believe it or not.
David Benveniste,Tsfat.
(10/27/2011 2:52:23 PM)
39
bas Noach
It's parshas Noach this week. I hope the people she visited told her about the sheva mitzvos bnei Noach. If she wants a successful show, she should focus on strenthening the sheva mitzvos.
(10/27/2011 3:41:38 PM)
40
to 37
opra is a celeberty who has tv shows and has hundrreds of listeners around he world she is fsmous for hher keen intrest and judiasm and our chassidic culture
(10/27/2011 10:39:44 PM)
41
To # 27
Seriously?!! Do u live in a box???
(10/28/2011 1:59:06 AM)
42
Hope it's a BIG Kiddush Hashem
WOW!!! Wish she came to visit me! :)
(10/28/2011 12:48:40 PM)
43
Yeah.I guess that's why she named her production company HARPO Productions,-db
because she was named after Orpah. Get a clue.
(10/29/2011 12:41:48 PM)
44
Tracht gut vet zein gut
Let's be optimistic, that these interviews will diminish prejudices and lots of non observant Jews will get inspired. Hatzlacha!!
(10/29/2011 9:24:04 PM)
45
# 43-
I'm not getting what you are trying to say. Her accepted name is Oprah, so that's Harpo backwards, right? So, Orpah doesn't fit into the picture, right? So, what is it you are trying to say? Get a clue about what? Is it sarcasm you are trying to communicate? Just wondering.
(10/31/2011 9:34:29 PM)
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