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Florida Governor Meets With Parkland Chabad Community Leaders

“We cannot just wait to respond to the next crisis. We need to deal with the fundamental moral void and emotional darkness that currently exists and is causing so much violence and suffering.”

Shaindle Fogelman | News | Monday, February 19, 2018

February Is Jewish Inclusion Month

Inclusion seems to be the buzzword of the year. But what does it mean? This February the Ruderman Chabad Inclusion Initiative has partnered with Friendship Circle International to get this word into the limelight.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, February 19, 2018

A "Jewish Embassy" In South Korea

Since 2008, Rabbi Osher and Mussy Litzman, South Korea’s first permanent rabbi, have been the address for all things Jewish to the 500-1000 Jews living in Seoul at any given time. To Jewish diplomats, English teachers, businessmen, students and US army families living in South Korea’s capital, the Chabad House is a “Jewish Embassy.”

Frayda Kaplan | News | Monday, February 19, 2018

Young Jewish Professionals Down Unda' Create A Community

Chabad Young Professionals of Melbourne celebrated their two-year milestone this week with a gala at the River Room in the chic Crown Towers downtown. Members of CYP were joined by friends, supporters, local rabbis and community leaders as they marked another successful year of a fledgling organization with their first annual gala.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, February 15, 2018

A New Chabad To Open In The Granite State

Rabbi Berel and Rochy Slavaticki and newborn son Mendel are moving to the town of Durham, home to the University of New Hampshire. UNH, a liberal arts college and public research university, comprises of 15,000 students. 600 of them are Jewish.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Chabad To Open in Iceland

But there’s been a growing interest among a diverse group of local Jews, particularly young families, to cultivate a Jewish community in Reykjavik. And a recent tourism boom has been bringing millions of visitors (outnumbering the country’s population of seven to one) to experience its northern lights, its volcanoes and lava fields. It seems a good time, say Avi and Mushky Feldman, to be setting down roots in the land of fire and ice.

Baila Olidort | News | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Live Broadcast: Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries

Staff | News | Sunday, February 11, 2018

Hot Meals in Cold Snow

Rather than slowing down during this latest snowfall, in which Moscow saw over half of their monthly snowfall come down in one day, Shaarei Tzedek Chessed Center has kicked their activities into high gear. The regular distribution of food packages to the homebound and elderly, have been supplemented with blankets, portable heaters and window sealing kits.

Ashira Weiss | News | Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Gearing Up For SuperBowl Sunday With A Kosher Tailgate Party

“Patriots and Eagles fans may find themselves in Vikings territory, but Chabad’s kosher tailgate party will be their Jewish home away from home,”

Frayda Kaplan | News | Friday, February 2, 2018

When the Taps Run Dry

Cape Town, South Africa’s second largest city, is facing a drought so severe that city officials are planning to turn off all water on April 12. Sarah Wineberg doesn’t remember the last time her kids had a normal bath. They’ve been bathing in a bucket, one after the next, using the same water.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wounded IDF Soldiers Feted In New York

B’Lev Echad (translated as “with one heart”) was founded by Rabbi Uriel and Shevy Vigler of Chabad Israel Center of the Upper East Side in 2009. Many members of the Chabad Israel Center community served in the IDF, inspiring the rabbi and rebbetzin to honor the wounded veterans for their sacrifice and service.

Frayda Kaplan | News | Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Tu B'Shevat: Where's the Fruit?

But in fact this plant-based holiday takes place in the middle of winter. Considering that the fruits of the trees haven’t yet begun to grow, why celebrate the occasion by eating them?

Rena Greenberg | News | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Moscow's Jewish Museum Remembers Sobibor

Today in Moscow, Israel’s Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin paid tribute to the Sobibor uprising. At an exhibition hosted at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center titled Sobibor: Victorious over Death, they joined in marking seventy-five years since the historic day.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, January 29, 2018

In Love With My Neighbor . . .

For many college students who visit Chabad on Campus, this sense of pluralism and sensitivity is a draw. But once the Chabad emissary introduces the idea of marrying Jewish, all that talk of acceptance flies out the window. Wouldn’t it be more ethical, even more Jewish, to support intermarriage?

Joshua A. Krisch | News | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kosher At NFC Championship

Last night’s NFC Championship in Philadelphia gave Kosher football fans something to chew on. As the Philadelphia Eagles headed off against the Minnesota Vikings in a last game before the Super Bowl.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, January 22, 2018

Vienna's Jewish Renaissance

The revival is arresting. Fritz Bittman, one of few remaining Jews born in the shadows of the Holocaust, offers a rarefied perspective. He considers the arc of change from the post-Holocaust years when young Jews had only negative associations with their Jewish heritage. “Without the work of Chabad in Vienna, a lot of youngsters here would not know what Judaism is. The Lubavitcher Rebbe has released a lot of sparks.”

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, January 18, 2018

Israel's PM Unveils Memorial at Mumbai Chabad House

The Living Memorial will include the couple’s apartment, where signs of devastation were preserved for posterity. The floor above will showcase exhibits commemorating the entire siege, and all its victims. It will be the only such museum in the country.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, January 18, 2018

Moshe Holtzberg Returns to Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the preteen to visit Mumbai when he was in Israel this past July. In an emotional meeting in a Tel Aviv hotel, the two embraced warmly. “I love you and your people in India,” Holtzberg told the prime minister, sharing his dream of returning to his birthplace. He vowed to continue what his parents had begun. “I will be the director of our Chabad House,” the adolescent promised.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

When Swiping Left Falls Short

What does the world at large have to learn from Chasidic dating? That is the question Evan Beloff and Oscar-winning producer Frederic Bohbot, two young, secular, Jewish filmmakers from Montreal, set out to answer with their documentary “Kosher Love.” In under forty-five minutes, the audience is introduced to a happily-married couple who met through a matchmaker, a Jewish hip-hop artist looking for a lifetime companion, and Yisroel Bernath, who’s been called “The Love Rabbi” by Montreal Gazette.

Chava Lieba Witkes | News | Monday, January 15, 2018

Pilgrimage to Historic Landmark in Ukraine

The early 90’s brought the fall of communism and the refurbishing of Judaism’s iconic sites in Eastern Ukraine. One of these is the small town and resting place of Chabad’s founder, Rabbi Shneur Zalman, famously known for authoring “Tanya” and the “Code of Jewish Law."

Mendel Levin | News | Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Book Review: Teaching The Teachers

If secular models of education have seen the teacher move from being the sage on the stage to the guide on the side to the peer in the rear, the Jewish model is one in which our teachers remain always present, their words of guidance and encouragement echoing on our ears and steadying our course even years after we have gone off on our own.

Chana Silberstein | News | Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A Compact Study Routine

On a recent flight somewhere over the Rocky Mountains, Doug Revere pulled out his trusty Chayenu, a weekly compilation of Torah lessons and thoughts. When he noticed his acquaintance’s interest, he passed the publication over the armrest. Then he pulled out a second copy for himself.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, January 4, 2018

It Takes A (Jewish) Village

In a place where the Chanukah aisle at Target is tiny, like the kosher aisle in the local supermarket, Jewish parenting means being proactive. “Here in Portland, we constantly have to analyze and ask ourselves, ‘If it’s so hard, why am I doing it? Does Judaism really matter to me?’” It’s a question that many Jewish parents ask, and one that has brought three leading Jewish organizations together to help parents explore.

Chava Leiba Witkes | News | Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Chabad Tanya And The Nigerian Flag

Rabbinical students in Nigeria created a makeshift publishing house earlier this year, transporting paper and printers across six cities in the western African country. Often they flew from city to city. Sometimes a pickup truck was their method of transport.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, January 1, 2018

Everyone’s Birthright

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, December 26, 2017