Hamas Rocket Falls Outside the Chabad Center in Sderot

Hamas Rocket Falls Outside the Chabad Center in Sderot

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Thursday night fell less than fifteen meters (fifty feet) from the Chabad center in Sderot and hit a neighboring yeshivah building. No students were in the building at the time as they had already left to spend Shabbat with their families.

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Limmud FSU Conference Addresses Anti-Semitism

Leading the commemoration for victims of recent anti-Semitic attacks at Limmud FSU’s second annual conference for Jewish Russian-speakers was Rabbi Avi Bukiet, director of the Center for Jewish Life in Arlington-Belmont. Several hundred Jewish young adults attended the event this Sunday, as part of Limmud FSU’s (Former Soviet Union) mission to strengthen Jewish identity for Russian-speakers.

Shaindle Fogelman | News | Monday, June 17

Aleph Institute to Host National Summit for Alternative Sentencing

This June 17-18, Aleph Institute will partner with Columbia Law School to host Rewriting the Sentence, a summit on alternatives to incarceration. The high-level summit at Columbia University in New York City will highlight the range of alternative sentencing policies and the variety of incarceration alternatives presently available in the U.S. and abroad. Participants will identify cultural and political shifts in sentencing practices and evaluate the efficacy of incarceration alternatives.

Rena Udkoff | News | Monday, June 3

Itzhak Perlman, Ehud Barak Celebrate Opening of Campus/Community Chabad Center

Jewish college students in Jacksonville, Florida, and the city’s Southside Jewish community celebrated the opening of their new $3.8 million Morris and Lillian Tabacinic Chabad campus and Finker-Frenkel Chabad center earlier this winter, in style. Rabbi Shmuli and Chana Novack, of Chabad Southside, have been family to the area’s 500 Jewish college students and Southside community, and this new space provides a welcoming and more permanent home for them.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Monday, May 27

A (Permanent) Place to Call Home

Though it doesn’t have a synagogue or other Jewish infrastructure, Darwin, Australia now boasts one important Jewish edifice: a cemetery.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, May 23

20 Years in Oklahoma City and the Frontier is Friendly

When Rabbi Ovadia and Nechoma Goldman came to town in 1998, they were told Oklahoma City was reform country. “Nice thought, but you won’t last long here,” was the polite yet clear message. The couple, then in their twenties, was not deterred. Today, two decades later, the community is united around their presence.

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, May 22

Texting Teens Compete in Jewish Knowledge

For better or for worse, teenagers spend much of their time on their phones—nine hours a day on average—making it an effective way to reach them. At seven o’clock, every Monday and Thursday evening, the cell phones of over 3,000 Jewish teens around the United States and Canada buzz as they receive a text message with a Jewish question and a multiple-choice answer. JText, as the program is called, engages teens using the medium most comfortable to them, offering an opportunity to learn more about Judaism with a tap on their phones.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Monday, May 20

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