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For motorists stuck in traffic, a sukkah mobile sweetens the delay

The site of the illuminated musical mobile Sukkah amidst the standstill brought a smile to frustrated drivers crawling through the traffic.

News | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Moving Out

To get her sukkah to Inwood Park in Manhattan on Sunday, artist Shaina Denburg detached its walls. But even in pieces, it didn’t fit in her rented U-Haul.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Kathmandu Emissary Organizes Rescue on Yom Kippur

It was the night of Yom Kippur, and Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz was not in shul.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, October 2, 2017

Puerto Rico Chabad Coordinates Private Relief Planes

With Puerto Rico reeling from Hurricane Maria and island residents struggling to find basic items such as fresh water, food, and fuel, Chabad of Puerto Rico has been arranging shipments of supplies from the US mainland.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, September 28, 2017

Our Kitchen Hand

Brittany Karpin, 21, has autism and is non-verbal, yet feels right at home in this bustling kitchen that serves up 70,000 meals a year to the needy.

Mushkie Engel | News | Thursday, September 28, 2017

Remembering Rebbetzin Chana: Jewish Feminine Role Model

Rebbetzin Chana Schneerson, a feminine role model of Jewish activism and proponent of Jewish scholarship, mother of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and wife of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok, is being remembered today, on her yahrzeit.

Dovid Zaklikowski | News | Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A First for Sukkot in Shanghai

Rabbi Shalom Greenberg has celebrated Sukkot in Shanghai every year since 1998, but this year’s the first that he’s been able to legally import the traditional arbaah minim—four species—into Mainland China.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 25, 2017

Puerto Rico Chabad Rabbi Appeals For Help

It was the morning of Rosh Hashana, and the folks over at Chabad of Puerto Rico were preparing for the holiday as a category four hurricane moved in fast and furious.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 25, 2017

Dinner Raises Money for Free Meals in South Florida

How to raise money for dinner? Why, host a dinner, of course.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A Mikvah in the Dominican Republic—Seventy Years Later

The newly-inaugurated mikvah in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic looks like any other Jewish ritual bath. Bricks of Jerusalem stone line the walls, the water is blue and clear, and the decor features light pastels.

Mushkie Engel | News | Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In Irma Aftermath, Campus Chabad Stays Put and Open

"A disaster like Hurricane Irma can be frightening, but it also brings people together and highlights the wonderful community on campus."

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 18, 2017

Finding Their Place: Israelis in America

It was the winter of 2011, and Rabbi Shmulik Gurary was driving up and down the streets of suburban Baltimore looking for a sign.

Rena Udkoff | News | Wednesday, September 13, 2017

St. Thomas: Preparing for Rosh Hashana Amid Irma Recovery

It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Irma smashed through St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 6, and Chabad Rabbi Asher Federman is making the rounds, surveying the damage as he speaks by phone.

Esther Gopin | News | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Battered by Irma, Chabad of Florida Organizes Relief Efforts

It was Friday morning as Floridians were bracing for Hurricane Irma, when Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, director of Tampa’s Chabad Young Professionals chapter, received a call from his colleague.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 11, 2017

Chabad of Bakersfield Cuts the Ribbon

After fifteen years of fostering Jewish life in sunny California, Rabbi Shmuly Schlanger and his wife Esther have finally opened the doors to the permanent home of Chabad of Bakersfield.

Nehama Silvers | News | Monday, September 11, 2017

Repost: Chabad Marks Birthdate of Movement's Founder

On 18 Elul, Jewish communities the world over will mark the anniversary of the birthdate Rabbi Schneur Zalman on Liadi...

Staff Writer | News | Friday, September 8, 2017

CTeen Takes On Summer 2017

With four travel programs and a new initiative assisting chapters in facilitating local road trips, CTeen has used the summer months to reach and engage with over 200 teens by providing them with immersive overnight experiences.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, September 7, 2017

Illinois CTeen Organizes Houston Food Drive

Teens around Northbrook, IL geared up last week to help those in need in Texas with food drives, fundraisers, and bake sales.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Colorado Governor Vows Zero Tolerance for Anti-Semitism

After a recent rash of anti-Semitic attacks in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper showed his support for the Jewish community with a visit to Chabad of Colorado Springs.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Ukraine

A few days before UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pronounced anti-Semitism “alive and well,” the Jewish cemetery of Svalyava, Ukraine, was vandalized.

Chava Leiba Witkes | News | Monday, September 4, 2017

Emerging From the Flood Waters: True Kindness

Chava Leiba Sneiderman | News | Sunday, September 3, 2017

Holy Cow!

Until last July, Downtown Brooklyn, the third largest business district in New York and home to five local universities with many Jewish students, did not have any local kosher eateries.

Nehama Silvers | News | Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Small Town, Big Dreams

In a small corner of southwestern New Jersey lies little known Gloucester County. In 2007, with a Jewish population of about 1,000, the sleepy town was not the most promising destination for a rabbi looking to build.

Chava Leiba Witkes | News | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Great American Jewclipse

“The world will be getting dark for two minutes. It’s a great opportunity for us mortals to add light to this universe.”

Mushkie Engel | News | Friday, August 18, 2017

The Kitchen Table and Other Sacred Spaces

As I spoke to the people who collaborated with their Chabad representatives on this project, I understood: they are not visitors and this was not a dispensary. Chabad, it was clear, had become their home.

Baila Olidort | News | Friday, August 18, 2017