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In Venice, FL, a City of Seniors Establishes a Jewish Future

It’s got one of the most senior populations in the country. But growing up in Venice, Florida, the children of Chabad representatives are bringing new life to the city’s elderly. In the process, they learn to relate with compassion and kindness.

Sarah Ogince | News | Monday, August 6, 2018

Where There's Peet's Coffee, There You'll Also Find Chabad

On their first wedding anniversary, next month, Rabbi Mendy and Menucha Blank will be moving to the S. Francisco Bay area to open Chabad of Emeryville. It’s an up-and-coming commercial city, headquarters to companies like Pixar and LeapFrog, nestled between Oakland and Berkeley and directly across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Thursday, August 2, 2018

Remembering the Rebbe’s Father

Today in Jewish History, the passing of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (1878-1944), father of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. After being arrested by Soviet authorities and interrogated for his activism on behalf of the Jewish community, he was sentenced to five years of exile and sent to Chi’ili, Kazakhstan, in the remote Aqtobe region in Central Asia. He passed away in Almaty, Kazakhstan, physically weakened by the hardship of his exile

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Florida Rabbi Speaks on DOJ Religious Liberty Panel

Chabad's Rabbi Ruvi New shared his 10-year battle to build a synagogue at the U.S. Department of Justice event Religious Liberty: Our First Freedom and Why it Matters. Opening remarks were made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after which Rabbi New and a panel of religious leaders examined the state of religious justice in the United States.

News | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Empowered to Choose, Even Behind Bars

Prison reform is a buzzword among politicians and lawmakers, but one rabbi who can report on the efficacy of rehabilitation from within, says the impact cannot be overstated. “A prisoner’s existence is painful, but these guys are on fire with the idea that by looking for opportunities to give they can choose to live.”

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, July 30, 2018

Chabad on Campus Accepts ZBT Fraternity Award

Chabad on Campus International received the prestigious Richard J.H. Gottheil Award, alongside Hillel International, from the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) fraternity on Saturday night. Zeta Beta Tau is the world’s oldest Jewish fraternity.

Ashira Weiss | News | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

First Chabad for Singer Island

It’s a long way from Sweden’s cold winters where Rabbi Berel Namdar grew up. He and his wife Tzivia, originally from Tennessee, are moving to Singer Island, Florida, where they will be opening Chabad of Singer Island and the Beaches, the 18th center in the Palm Beach area.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Auschwitz, The Polin Museum, The Chabad Tent

When was the last time Jews sparred over Talmudic arguments in Polish? Thousands of visitors encountered this scene in April, awed to discover that "faith didn't die in the Auschwitz" (Nissen Mangel). Judaism in Poland is alive and thriving. Baila Olidort, Director of Communications at Chabad-Lubavitch HQ, reflects on a visit to Poland...

Baila Olidort | News | Sunday, July 22, 2018

The House That Miriam and Meir Built

The countercultural movement of the sixties and seventies was the segue to a period of great spiritual ferment. Inspired by the zeitgeist, young Jewish rebels struck out in search of their own truth. Outriders of the baal-teshuvah movement, Meir and Miriam Rhodes reflect on their life journey.

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Arizona State To Add Kosher Option For Jewish Students

Arizona State University (ASU) is becoming especially friendly to Jewish students. The research university, made up of five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, is home to 3,500 Jewish students. Thanks to the efforts of Chabad representatives Rabbi Shmuel and Chana Tiechtel, kosher lunches and dinners will now allow Jewish students to more easily follow the dietary laws.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Washing Cars For Charity

Instead of spending their summer break traveling, relaxing, or taking a seasonal job, the teens at Chabad of Orange County’s CTeen are using their free time to give back. In tribute to Adi Wolff, a friend and active member of their CTeen chapter who tragically passed away earlier this year at the age of 14, teens in the area took time off from their vacations for a week of community service.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FIFA Fans Score Shabbat at Chabad

As players and fans gear up for the FIFA World Cup Finals to be held this weekend, Chabad centers around the host country are making their own preparations.

Ashira Weiss | News | Friday, July 13, 2018

Chabad Women Talk About Life in Their New Digs

The story of four Chabad women who land in four new places. Is "culture shock" the right word?

Dvora Lakein | News | Friday, July 13, 2018

Chabad Female Composer Aims For the Heights

“If words are the pen of the heart,” wrote Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the first Chabad Rebbe, “then music is the pen of the soul.” Though Sarah Dukes' music has played all over the world, and has even made it to the first-round ballot of the GRAMMYs, Sarah views her music from a Chassidic perspective, with the belief that it can make a positive impact on the world.

Mushkie Engel | News | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Chabad on Call

Among the many resources Chabad on Call offered at the event—like specialty prayer pamphlets, psalms booklets and meaningful cards—a new cultural sensitivity course was introduced. Designed for rabbis to present to local medical staff, the course covers key topics like kosher and Shabbat restrictions or the Torah's view on end-of-life.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Monday, July 9, 2018

Hikers go the Extra Mile for Kids with Special Needs

Upwards of five million people visit the Grand Canyon each year, but at least one group came for more than just the scenery. Earlier this month, thirty-six women took time away from work and family commitments for a three-day hike to raise funds for Friendship Circle.

Ashira Weiss | News | Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Best Traveled Teenagers in the World

When she turned 16, Nechama Zukin of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, caught the travel bug. Summer stints as a camp counselor in Pennsylvania; Chernigov, Ukraine; London; and S. Paulo, Brazil gave her wings. Her itinerary would land her in places that people twice and three times her age still have on their bucket lists.

Rena Udkoff | News | Monday, July 2, 2018

Anniversary of Rebbe's Liberation from Soviet Prison

Today, on the Jewish calendar, marks the 91st anniversary of the miraculous liberation of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn, from Soviet prison.

Staff Writer | News | Friday, June 29, 2018

Jerusalem, A City of Peace

This Sunday (July 1) is the 17th of Tammuz, a day of fasting and prayer that commemorates the destruction of Jerusalem. Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Educational/Social Services, shares the significance of the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, from a biblical perspective.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Thursday, June 28, 2018

It Started With A Shmooze

Affectionately named “The Shmooze,” this group meets at the Highpoint Condos, a retirement village where most of its members reside. Rabbi Silverman agreed to make the arrangements for Joshua's bar mitzva at the nearby Children's Village youth rehabilitation, but members of The Shmooze also wanted to participate.

Ashira Weiss | News | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jewish Teens Meet in Pennsylvania For Leadership Training

The fifth annual CTeen retreat hosted thirty-five teenage leaders from chapters in twenty-five U.S. cities and Quincy from the U.K this weekend. Along with their CTeen directors, leaders are responsible for creating innovative programing that aim to instill their peers with Jewish values. In addition, chapter leaders are given the opportunity to collaborate with each other to coordinate international CTeen events.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, June 25, 2018

Camp Gan Israel: Why They Keep Coming Back

It’s a new season at the largest Jewish camp network in the world. Former campers are coming back with their own children, hoping to impart the Jewish joy and pride they received at Camp Gan Israel to the next generation.

Rena Udkoff | News | Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Rebbe Created a Culture

It is easier, of course, to stay within our safe spheres. So we speak mostly of the Rebbe’s love and acceptance. But that doesn’t convey the experience of the Rebbe honestly. We need only look at how he responded to people who sought his advice, to see that he always pushed the boundaries, relentlessly goading them out of their comfort zones.

Baila Olidort | News | Friday, June 15, 2018

Jewish Tourists will Celebrate Shabbat and Kosher in the FIFA Capital

This year, Russia hosts the The 2018 FIFA World Cup June 14-July 15. Local Chabad centers are prepared to welcome Jewish soccer (football) fans and spectators. In Moscow alone, 32 Chabad centers served by more than a hundred Chabad emissaries are on the ready. Two halls in the city center have been set up to accommodate 1,000 Shabbat guests for the two weeks the games will be held in Moscow. A Shabbat-friendly hotel, recently opened by emissaries Rabbi Yakov and Sashi Fridman, will also offer hundreds of visitors and locals alike a Shabbat oasis in the Russian capital.

Rena Udkoff | News | Thursday, June 14, 2018

In the Shadow of Hate, a Display of Jewish Pride

As the anti-Israel Al Quds Day parade marched through the streets of central London this Sunday, an event celebrating Jewish pride was in full swing in the neighboring district of Islington.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, June 14, 2018