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After 70 Years of Kaddish, Children of Holocaust Survivors Discover Truth

For 65 years, Gershon Chanowitz said kaddish for his sister who he believed had been murdered by the Nazis in 1942. And for over half a century, Asna Mera thought that all of her siblings had perished in the Holocaust.

Rena Greenberg | News | Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chabad Emissary to Ottawa Receives Governor General's Award

On Monday April 6, Mrs. Devora Caytak was among 46 Canadians chosen from among 500 nominees, who received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for reaching out to others.

Rena Greenberg | News | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Founder of Mazel Day School To Receive Jewish Education Award

Mrs. Chani Okonov, a Chabad emissary to Brighton Beach and co-founder of the Mazel Day School, will receive the 3rd annual Jewish Education Project Young Pioneers Award for her innovative leadership in the field of Jewish education.

Rena Greenberg | News | Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Take Me Out To the Seder

How do Chabad rabbis keep the momentum going, keep the atmosphere intimate, and keep the people sipping, all the way to cup number four?

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Radical Relocation: Brooklyn Jewish Couple Moves to Hanoi

With a grant from the Rohr Family Foundation, Levi and Mushky Laine, with their 11-month old baby girl Rivkah, have left it all behind for Hanoi, Vietnam.

S. Fridman | News | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Passover Food Provisions for 10,000 Stranded in Calcutta

About 1,500 guests join the largest Seder in the world; another 800 at the one in Pokhara; and for the “Fifth Child” Chabad of Nepal hosts another one in remote Manang, at 11,614 feet above sea level.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bim, The Boy From Nepal

He’s the good looking, buoyant 12 year old Nepalese boy who greets visitors to Katmandu’s Chabad House with a huge smile: “Hi I’m Bim, the boy from Beit Chabad," he offers happily. He's also quick to provide unsolicited bits of useful information, like candle-lighting time on Friday, or that Shabbos is not out until three stars are spotted in the sky.

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Russian Jews of Brighton Beach, At Home With FREE

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

European Jewry, Anti-Semitism, Addressed at Rabbinical Conference in Hungary

As Hungary marks 70 years since its Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, its current Jewish population of 100,000—Europe’s second-largest—is seeing alarming anti-Semitic rhetoric.

Rena Greenberg | News | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mrs. Rivkie Barber, 49

With profound grief and sadness, the world-wide Chabad-Lubavitch community mourns the passing of Mrs. Rivkie Barber on Friday, March 21. A Chabad-Lubavitch representative in Melbourne, Australia, Barber passed away after a brief illness. She was 49.

Staff Writer | News | Friday, March 21, 2014

Chabad Center Opens in Grenada

“Our vision is to create a beautiful Jewish student center, and to build the first synagogue this island has ever had.”

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, March 20, 2014

Israelis Find A Lively Jewish Niche in Moscow

Unheard of until recently, this vibrant demographic came out to party last week, confirming their place in Moscow’s Jewish community. Hundreds celebrated the 10-year milestone of their expat community that has grown in leaps instead of increments.

Rena Greenberg | News | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Chabad Representatives to Simferopol Keep Close Watch

"Most Jews feel that this is their community. They are not leaving, and right now our greatest concern is their security—we are working on installing guards and surveillance equipment for the synagogue.”

Mordechai Lightstone | News | Monday, March 17, 2014

Statement from Lubavitch World Headquarters

We recognize our responsibility to ensure that activities in the area move forward, in keeping with Rabbi Moscowitz's lifetime commitment of leadership and outreach.

News | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Chabad Mourns Sudden Passing of Mrs. Rashi Minkowicz

The sudden passing Tuesday night of Mrs. Rashi Minkowicz, a young mother of eight, and Chabad representative, has sent a wave of shock and sorrow throughout the Jewish community.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jew Meets Jew

Simon Gronowski, 82, never put tefillin on. Orphaned, with no parents or siblings before he turned 13, he had no bar mitzvah. Now he was reluctant. “I’m not a good Jew.” "You're the best, said the rabbi.

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, March 10, 2014

Regional Director of Chabad of Illinois, Daniel Moscowitz, 59

lubavitch.com Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Who Was Ari Halberstam? 20 Years Since Terror Strikes On the Brooklyn Bridge

Ari Halberstam was the child who sat in his lap and played at his feet—the closest semblance of a grandson that the Rebbe would ever have.

Baila Olidort | News | Sunday, March 2, 2014

1,000 Jewish Teenagers To Meet Up At Shabbat Immersion

CTeen promotes its popular TGIS, Thank G-d It’s Shabbat Program, at the end of the weekend, demonstrating that Shabbat is not only possible together with 1,000 teens, but it’s doable and beautiful back home in their own communities as well.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chabad Representatives in Ukraine Stay Put, Appeal for Help

Chabad Shluchim state-wide are struggling to meet the growing demand on their respective programs and services while funding from local business people has dropped by more than half.

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, February 24, 2014

Hungarian Rabbi Discovers Cache of Torah Scrolls in Russia

Rabbi Shlomo Koves chief rabbi of EMIH Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation announced earlier this week the discovery of over 100 pre-War Torah scrolls in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Mordechai Lightstone | News | Thursday, February 20, 2014

Heroic IDF officer Salutes Chabad

Kobi Nachshoni | News | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Jewish Identity Grows On Manhattan's Upper East Side

Sensitive to an existential void that begs a different kind of answer, some Upper East Side Jews eventually find their way to Chabad of the UES on East 77th Street and First Avenue.

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, February 17, 2014

Ki Tissa: A Different Kind of Census Taking

If you see a person who's head is down, then you must a find a way to uplift the individual and remind them that they too count and were put here by G-d for a purpose that only they can achieve.

Yossi Lipsker | News | Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Gravity of Intermarriage

If we feel we must blend in so well and make others feel so comfortable with us that they will want to marry us, we have neither freedom nor yiddishkeit.

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, February 13, 2014