Sep 17, 2015
Crown Heights Kaparos Relocates

After 40 years on Eastern Parkway, the location of the annual kaparos in Crown Heights was changed for next week Sunday.

By COLlive reporter

The location of the annual Crown Heights Kaparos, an ages-old Jewish ritual before the Yom Kippur day of atonement, will be moved from the offices of the NCFJE on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn.

This year's new location will be at the parking lot of Bais Rivkah High School on Montgomery Street, behind 310 Crown Street. NCFJE said in a statement that the change, for the first time in 40 years, is done because of "various reasons."

NCFJE Chairman Rabbi Shea Hecht stated that "notwithstanding the pending legal action seeking to declare the practice of kaporos illegal, NCFJE will continue to offer kaporos to the community at $5 per chicken."

He added that the New York Post report that states that the case has been won wasn't accurate.

The Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos had gone to court to try to have the judge issue an injunction against using chickens for kaporos, he explained.

On Monday of Rosh Hashanah, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Debra James denied the request for the injunction. In October, the next court hearing will take place to deal with the other allegations of illegalities connected to the practice of kaporos.

Rabbi Hecht said the court case has forced NCFJE to allocate a large amount of funds and manpower to protect the minhag of kaporos.

It was his father, Rabbi JJ Hecht OBM, that worked to bring the mostly forgotten age-old custom back to the Jewish community. "NCFJE is and has always been strongly committed to making kaporos available to the greater Jewish community in and around New York City," his son said.

Kaparos at Beis Rivkah this Sunday will be available from 1:00pm-8:00pm for Crown Heights residents at $5 per chicken as in past years. Many residents have expressed gratitude for this low cost option, since other kaporos centers charge as high as $18-$25 per chicken.

Particularly this year, we appreciate the community's support and participation in kaporos, NCFJE said.

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This will be the only location In CH ? President at also relocated ?
(9/17/2015 7:20:19 PM)
On,y Sunday they are available? What's with Monday?
(9/17/2015 7:31:24 PM)
Only Sunday? What about the rest of the week
(9/17/2015 7:34:10 PM)
About time!
Good idea, I always said it should be done in the school playground or parking lot.
(9/17/2015 7:51:11 PM)
Thank you NCFJE
Keep up the good work!
(9/17/2015 8:00:09 PM)
I spy
My cute niece and nephews
(9/17/2015 8:09:25 PM)
what about the poor live lobsters thrown into boiling hot water for a slow and agonizing death, who will take up their cause, does anyone have petas pone number
(9/17/2015 8:20:38 PM)
I live right Near the kapors place on eastern parkway and it would stink and be noisy and one year there was a stream of blood along the whole side of the street and it was there the whole yom Kippur and I thought I would throw up from the smell
(9/17/2015 8:20:54 PM)
defending minhagim
I am from queens but I will be there in CH iyh. Not going to let anyone take away our minhagim!
(9/17/2015 8:47:46 PM)
Zalmy Schapiro
so let me get this straight there's nothing going on in front of Eastern Parkway in front of Harder Torah
(9/17/2015 9:15:38 PM)
Chef from California
We cook lobster by putting them in a ice bath first then when they are shocked put them in boiling water they don't feel a thing!
(9/17/2015 9:27:48 PM)
Abba to Zalmy Schapiro
It would seem so.
(9/17/2015 9:53:17 PM)
a jew
If nothing is happening on eastern parkway why are there signs no parking sunday and Monday
(9/17/2015 10:52:18 PM)
where will the ncjfe kapores be on Monday night?
where will the ncjfe kapores be on Monday night?
(9/17/2015 11:25:29 PM)
Abba to comment 13
Could be its a last minute development.Also it might still
Be there on Monday.
(9/18/2015 12:09:17 AM)
Chef from california
Convince yourself. How about you go in an ice bath until you're in shock then be boiled while still alive. You won't feel a thing. Don't worry, we would not put you through anything painful like swinging you around 3 times.
(9/18/2015 1:18:50 AM)
To thirteen
Have you ever heard of confusing the Satan:-)
(9/18/2015 1:35:11 AM)
To Chef from California
Contrary to claims made by seafood sellers, scientists have determined that lobsters, like all animals, can feel pain. Also, when kept in tanks, they may suffer from stress associated with confinement, low oxygen levels, and crowding. Most scientists agree that a lobster’s nervous system is quite sophisticated. Neurobiologist Tom Abrams says lobsters have “a full array of senses.”

Lobsters may feel even more pain than we would in similar situations. According to invertebrate zoologist Jaren G. Horsley, “The lobster does not have an autonomic nervous system that puts it into a state of shock when it is harmed. It probably feels itself being cut. … I think the lobster is in a great deal of pain from being cut open … [and] feels all the pain until its nervous system is destroyed” during cooking.

“As an invertebrate zoologist who has studied crustaceans for a number of years, I can tell you the lobster has a rather sophisticated nervous system that, among other things, allows it to sense actions that will cause it harm. … [Lobsters] can, I am sure, sense pain.”—Jaren G. Horsley, Ph.D

Anyone who has ever boiled a lobster alive knows that when dropped into scalding water, lobsters whip their bodies wildly and scrape the sides of the pot in a desperate attempt to escape. In the journal Science, researcher Gordon Gunter described this method of killing lobsters as “unnecessary torture.”

PETA has consulted with many marine biologists about the least cruel way to kill a lobster. While the experts couldn’t seem to agree on which method would cause the least suffering, they do agree that there really is no humane way to kill these sensitive and unusual animals.
(9/18/2015 2:35:24 AM)
To #13
For the hakhel gathering, Sunday night
(9/18/2015 3:07:00 AM)
To #11:
You are quite right. Just to make sure, lets try throwing you in ice water before cooking you, and we'll watch and see if it really is as painless as you say.
(9/18/2015 3:49:15 AM)
G-d Bless
G-d bless Rabbi fisher for his sponsorship
(9/18/2015 7:54:18 AM)
Thank you
Thank you Rabbi's Hecht's & Rabbi Fisher for helping us keep our minhag alive.
What is the price Erev yom Tov? What location & time for Erev yomtov?
(9/18/2015 8:16:52 AM)
just spoke with HECHT about Kaporos Monday
There WILL be Kaporos on Monday night from the NCFJE/Hecht Family in TWO locations!
(9/18/2015 8:47:44 AM)
For those who don't want to walk to Beth Rivkah there will be Kapporos at President and Kingston sponsored by AISHEL with the Hechsher of the true Bais Din HARAV Shwei and HARAV Braun
(9/18/2015 10:18:09 AM)
To # 1
The Kapores on President st is not done by NCFJE, It is done by Eshel, That will still be on President st as usual, BH.
(9/18/2015 2:35:53 PM)
5$ a chicken
In la its 20+, you all have something to be very grateful for, when you have a huge family here, we just have to make do with one male and one female.

For the bochurim it's crazy, if only we had a 5$ option too.
(9/18/2015 8:08:12 PM)
To #7
Totally different. It's not Jews torturing the lobsters.
(9/19/2015 8:53:31 PM)
To 24 and 25
will the kapparos done by Eshel also be taking place on Sunday? Can someone please post details? I'm having trouble finding the info
(9/19/2015 9:33:42 PM)
Goyim care about animals
Goes to show goyim care more about
Animals than people Chaim David greenberg
(9/19/2015 10:05:59 PM)
how ironic!!!!!
chickens take priority over thousands and thousands of people being killed in syria. Then again ,nothing is new under the sun.
(9/20/2015 1:20:47 AM)
other kapores
at Empire schtibel Mon 4pm-9-m
(9/20/2015 7:32:24 AM)
where will the ncjfe kapores be on Monday night?
where will the ncjfe kapores be on Monday night?
(9/20/2015 7:04:15 PM)
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