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Students And Stress On Campus: Chabad at Texas A&M

This fall, Chabad will partner with Houston’s Jewish Family Services to offer a comprehensive Mental Health First Aid Training Day. The eight-hour CPR-style course will cover depression, substance abuse, trauma, psychosis, and mood disorders. Trainees will learn how to identify and triage these issues in themselves and among their peers.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, August 15, 2019

Five New Books For End-of-Summer Reading

There's lots of new books on the market this summer. Many of them have been created especially for the 25th anniversary of the Rebbe's passing. Below is a selection you can't miss!

News | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Gets First Permanent Center

High-rises are going up along the waterfront of Brooklyn's northernmost neighborhood, and now the eclectic locale has got its own Greenpoint Chabad House—Jewish Center. Rabbi Yisroel and Raizel Nissim have been serving the Greenpoint community for five years from just as many rented apartments and even the occasional AirBNB. “We’re excited to have reached this milestone so we can cater to a larger number of people, entertain more and add more programming from our own event space,” Rabbi Yisroel shared with Lubavitch.com.

Ashira Weiss | News | Friday, August 9, 2019

Hug in a Jug: Lovingkindness in Southern California

If you could put friendship in a dish, which food would you choose? The volunteers of “Hug in a Jug” have chosen chicken soup, and they serve it with smiles to seniors in Aliso Viejo, California. “We send chicken soup to Jews, many of whom are Holocaust survivors,” said Stillerman. “We send to non-Jewish seniors in the area also, and sometimes our volunteers ask for extras to deliver to the homeless.”

Aidel Cohen | News | Thursday, August 8, 2019

No More Tuna and Crackers ala Suitcase: Kosher is on the House

Chabad emissaries around the world are increasingly opening restaurants within, or near to, their centers. Mostly located in tourist spots, they offer a kosher meal and a welcoming environment for Jews who may otherwise balk at entering a synagogue. It’s also a great place to meet other travelers of the tribe.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, August 6, 2019

President of Germany Visits Berlin Rabbi After Attack

But this week, Germany showed its intolerance of the incident when President Frank-Walter Steinmeier showed up on the rabbi’s doorstep. "I have come here to say that there is no place for anti-Semitism in Germany. I am here to declare this, as well as to visit a friend,” said the president.

Shaindle Fogelman | News | Monday, August 5, 2019

Essay: On Vulnerability and Trust

When did it become fashionable to talk about the power of vulnerability as if it were something positive rather than an inevitable fact of life? We know our vulnerability, but we do not amplify it, and we do not become identified with it.

Chana Silberstein | News | Monday, August 5, 2019

Aeroflot Passengers Stranded on Shabbat No More

For the typical traveler, a delay will cause an important event to be missed, vacation days cut short, and work to be postponed. But Shabbat observant Jews have a whole host of larger, more intricate concerns. Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar met this week with Aeroflot CEO Villin Halichenko to tackle the issue. As the largest and most established airline carrier in the country, with many of its passengers observant Jews, Aeroflot may be in the unique position to accommodate.

Shaindle Fogelman | News | Friday, August 2, 2019

Communist-Era Torah Uplifts Small Colonie, NY, Community

After years of waiting, an over 100-year-old Torah that was smuggled from communist Belarus finally found a home in a suburb of Albany, New York, at Chabad of Colonie. The Torah was donated by Tony (Naftoli) and Klara German, Colonie residents. “It was through true sacrifice that Tony managed to smuggle the Torah out of the Soviet Union,” says Rabbi Mordechai Rubin, who directs Chabad of Colonie with his wife, Chana.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Thursday, August 1, 2019

14th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival Draws Thousands to Guilford, CT

Rabbi Yossi and Rochel Baila Yaffe of the Shoreline have created an experience offering people the opportunity “to taste a little, listen a little and enjoy a little Jewish culture.”

Aidel Cohen | News | Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Poway: Healing in the Aftermath

The Yizkor service on the last day of Passover was to be Lori’s first opportunity to memorialize her mother who had died some months back. Instead, the Yizkor prayer was said for Lori. Just three months after Poway: a glimpse into the city, the Jewish community and the effect of a synagogue shooting on communities worldwide.

Rena Udkoff | News | Tuesday, July 30, 2019

After Two Torahs Stolen, Hawaii Community Writes Four More

She’ll never forget the night the Torah scrolls were stolen from the Chabad Center of Honolulu, Hawaii. “It was traumatic,” remembers Perel Krasnjansky, director of the center with her husband Rabbi Itchel. “It rocked the entire Island. Things like this just don’t happen in Hawaii.”

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Monday, July 29, 2019

Shall We Have Another?

Large families which emphasize the joy, and the immense opportunity of bringing children into the world, may even present a kind of “counter culture” wherein commonly held truisms about the burdens of parenting might be re-evaluated or even overturned.

Sarah Rindner | News | Thursday, July 25, 2019

10 Things to Know Before Sending Your Kid to Chabad Camp

Summer is here, school is out and if you’re one of the thousands of parents who have enrolled their kids at your local Chabad camp, we think there are some things you should know.

Ashira Weiss | News | Friday, July 19, 2019

Chabad School in Azerbaijan Ranked Among Top Twenty In The Country

Last week, Chabad’s Or Avner school in Baku was ranked by the State Examination Center (SEC) among the top twenty schools in Azerbaijan. The annual assessment is based on pedagogical and educational criteria established by the SEC and pronounced the Jewish school (K-12) one of the best for quality of education among all the schools in the Muslim-majority country.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Wednesday, July 17, 2019

First Jewish Youth Center Opened in Russia’s Far East

250 members of the Jewish community of Birobidzhan, Russia, celebrated the opening this month of Chabad’s 25 million ruble ($400,000), 6,500 square feet Jewish youth center.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Monday, July 15, 2019

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 | Monday, July 15, 2019

A Lone and Destitute Jewish Woman Gets A Jewish Burial

A convivial funeral home owner, a retired insurance investigator and a Massachusetts rabbi teamed up to bring an abandoned body to Jewish burial this morning. A bevy of volunteers joined the two-week long search that brought this seven-month ordeal to a close.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, July 11, 2019

When Friendship Isn't Only For Kids: The Circle Expands to 21 Plus

Friendship Circle for adults, which piloted this past year, will provide monthly opportunities for social and educational engagement for adults between twenty and thirty-five. The bi-weekly programs will include trips, holiday functions, and creative activities. Aside from a more mature bent, participants will have a say in choosing and planning their slate of programming. Like its parent organization, each participant will be paired with an adult volunteer with on-site therapists facilitating.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, July 11, 2019

Heirs to the Rebbe's Legacy

To anyone familiar with the Rebbe’s teachings, the principles of positive psychology that are so popular today echo the Torah-based ideals that the Rebbe advanced: training our eyes, our thoughts, our speech, and our actions toward the positive. In his countless interactions—often with people who were philosophically or ideologically in disagreement with the Rebbe—we observed this principle at work.

Baila Olidort | News | Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Jewish and Canadian Law Contrasted at Westmount Symposium

A lawyer and a rabbi come together in the opening line of many a joke, but at Chabad of Westmount they come together twice annually for some serious discussion.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, July 8, 2019


Every day that Jews are barred from entering the synagogue by armed guards is an unforgivable violation of the Jewish people!

News | Friday, July 5, 2019

10 Perspectives of the Lubavitcher Rebbe for Society in 2019

10 perspectives for present-day living, in the words of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, garnered from the extensive collection of his talks, writings and in-person conversations.

News | Friday, July 5, 2019

In the Numbers: Chabad's Growth in the Past 25 Years

"Will Chabad survive?" asked a headline in a leading Jewish journal in the days following the passing of the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1994. At the time there were 1,325 Chabad institutions worldwide.

News | Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, A Master of the Spirit

What was it about the Rebbe, I am often asked, that set him apart as the Jewish leader par excellence of our generation?

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Thursday, July 4, 2019