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Tefillin on the Run: Chabad at the Comrades

The Comrades Marathon is to South Africa what the New York City Marathon is to the United States. Only two times as long.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Museum Opens to Honor Jewish Life in Brazil

Yona Krasilchik arrived in Sao Paulo in 1908 with a small group of landsmen from Bessarabia. By 1912, he had helped build Kehilat Israel, the city’s first synagogue, and soon after, a Jewish hospital, cemetery, and school.

News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

European Jewish Forum for Women Meets in Prague

When the Nazis invaded Prague in 1939, they seized Judaica collections from around the region. Their goal: to replace the Jewish Quarter’s residents with the “Museum of the Extinct Race.”

Dvora Lakein | News | Friday, May 20, 2016

LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD: Male and Female He Created Them

Does the world really need another book about Women and Judaism? Like the “Mommy Wars”—the subject often makes women enemies of one another.

Chana Silberstein | News | Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jewish by Design: Chabad at FIT

They meet weekly in A320, an unassuming club room at the iconic Fashion Institute of Technology. Students of toy design, fashion, and business, they gather each Tuesday to create something ever more eternal.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mental Health Awareness Grows on College Campuses

The first crisis the young Chabad rabbi encountered when he arrived at the University of Pennsylvania was a suicide. The victim was the son of a faculty member and Rabbi Menachem Schmidt, the campus’ new Chabad representative...

Dvora Lakein | News | Sunday, May 15, 2016

Former Choir Boy Turns Chabad Campus Rabbi

During a two-week period several years ago, Matthew Devlin felt hopeless. The 18-year-old came to rest his head one night on a table in a Manhattan Starbucks.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, May 12, 2016

260,000 Study Sessions And Counting

The organization, which matches people as study partners, celebrated its 10th anniversary at a gala dinner honoring its volunteers. Those volunteers, who commit to weekly half-hour sessions for at least three months, are the mainstay of this organization.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, May 9, 2016

LUGANSK: Forgotten Refugees, Emissaries in Exile, Jewish Community Holds On

Over the past two years, the Lugansk community has relied on the critical support of Jewish communities around the world who have galvanized to lend resources and moral support to Jewish refugees and locals alike. Central among them, is the Jewish community of Weston, Florida, which has been assisting the Lugansk community for many years.

News | Thursday, May 5, 2016

Chabad of UCF To Expand

A two-acre property down the block from the University of Central Florida campus will soon see a a three million dollar facility go up. The space, conducive to their growing community of about 6,000 Jewish students, will reflect the vision of Rabbi Chaim and Rivkie Lipskier.

Etti Krinsky | News | Thursday, May 5, 2016

Chief Rabbi Mirvis Participates at Inauguration of Chabad of Buckhurst Hill

The fast growth of Chabad of Buckhurst Hill prompted three moves until most recently, they moved into new premises, a space five times bigger than their previous one.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Uruguay: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Uruguay’s tight-knit Jewish community was stunned last month when a prominent Jewish businessman was murdered in Paysandu, a small city 235 miles north of the country’s capital. David Fremd, a beloved leader in the Jewish community, was stabbed ten times in the back while the assailant shouted, “Allahu Akbar.”

Dvora Lakein | News | Sunday, May 1, 2016

Editorial: Making the Exodus Personal

As the UN and the EU continue to stoke the fires of anti-Semitism with their sanctimonious condemnations of Israel, here in the U.S., a spate of new books and articles examine the disconnect of young American Jews from their roots and its implications for the relationship of diaspora Jewry to Israel and to the Jewish people.

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, April 21, 2016

And You Shall Tell Your Child . . .

The overriding purpose of the observance of the Passover Seder and all its many rituals, says the Torah, is v’hee-gadta l’vincha—to teach your children. To teach them their family narrative that allows them to grow from their roots, giving them the knowledge and the confidence to claim their place as children of the Jewish people who received the Torah at Sinai in all its particulars.

News | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Bed, a Table, a Chair and a Lamp

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Monday, April 18, 2016

A Model Seder at A Catholic University

For the past 21 years, the Weisses have worked with the South Florida community nearby the university, but struggled trying to establish a Chabad presence on the campus.

Etti Krinsky | News | Sunday, April 17, 2016

Moscow Opens Goodwill Center In Time For Passover

A second-hand furniture and clothing shop offers affordable goods.

Etti Krinsky | News | Thursday, April 14, 2016

A Model Practice Seder Made of Chocolate

From chocolate Seder plates, to four cups of chocolate milk, the students got their chocolate fix through all fifteen steps of the Seder.

Etti Krinsky | News | Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Year After the Earthquake, Chabad of Nepal Prepares for Annual Seders

The city is still far from a complete recovery, but Chabad emissaries to Nepal, Rabbi Chezki and Chani Lifshitz are planning their annual Passover seders.

Etti Krinsky | News | Monday, April 11, 2016

JLI Toward Inclusion

In an effort to educate the greater public, RCII has teamed up with JLI, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, creating Toward Inclusion, a compelling course that will advocate for, and advance, the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Prayer Book for the Blind

For the first time ever, Russian readers who are blind can follow in the siddur. The first Russian translation of the prayer book in braille was released the day after Purim.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Making Merry With Kharkiv Jewish Community

Still in the throes of struggle, the spirit of triumph reigned supreme as the community marked 25 years since Rabbi Moshe and Miriam Moskovitz arrived here in 1990 to rebuild Jewish life following the fall of communism.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Putting Hope into Hospice

Hospice patients know they are living on borrowed time. Most are given a prognosis of six months to live. According to Medicare laws, a doctor signs a hospice primary diagnosis, where the emphasis turns to palliative care.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, March 28, 2016

Purim: Seeking Unity Toward Positive Reversals

When, back in the middle ages, a Jewish convert to Christianity brought his grievances against the Jews to Pope Gregory IX, his complaints led to the famous Disputations of 1240.

Baila Olidort | News | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Jewish and Lost in Mormon Country

In 1996, a young rabbi walked onto the grounds of Youthcare, a residential treatment center for troubled teens in Provo, Utah on a mission. He was looking for a certain Akiva Greenfield...

Rena Greenberg | News | Tuesday, March 22, 2016