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Saved During Kristallnacht, A Torah Scroll Comes To Colorado

For Jewish parents and educators in the twenty first century, there is a constant need to find the balance between celebrating our history and living in the present. A small Torah scroll currently being taken to visit communities around the world is helping to fuse that gap.

Ashira Weiss | News | Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A New Documentary Features Jews in The Bush

Untold Australia is Australia's latest SBS series—featuring the lives of ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, citizens. Today, a new documentary airs. Outback Rabbis follows the lives of the two families who direct Chabad of RARA (Rural and Regional Australia).

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Jewish Women In Long Island Live With Hope

When Cindy Knoll was diagnosed with breast cancer at 31, her youngest had just celebrated her first birthday. Her husband and family kicked in to care for her, and Cindy credits her survival to the tremendous support she received. But not everyone has a system that heals and cares and does the dishes. Based at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Merrick, Long Island, the Circle offers support groups, financial backing, home cooked meals, and a shoulder to cry on.

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Granite State Opens New Chabad Space

Chabad of New Hampshire had been sharing space with Rabbi Levi and Shternie Krinsky and their nine children. Community events were held in rented venues. Yom Kippur services meant a few mile walk to a downtown location that was big enough to house their congregation.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, May 14, 2018

Protesting the Protesters, Changing the Face of BDS on Campus

A student who had an entire class curriculum changed due to its anti-Israel bias, has been honored at last month’s 7th Annual Jerusalem Post Conference.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, May 10, 2018

Frontier Fund Offers Small Chabad Centers Some Relief

In 2009, help came in the form of a grant by The Frontier Fund of Machne Israel, the social-services division at Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters. “Heaven-sent” is how Wilhelm describes the two-year grant. “It freed me up to dedicate more time and energy to our real objective—to reach out to more Jews in Norway. The programs we established using these funds are successful still today.”

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Not For Perks And Benefits

Chabad moved to Iceland this month, marking the 100th country/territory exposed to Chabad's reach. Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman of Chabad-Lubavitch Educational/Social Services, describes the motivation behind establishing centers all over the world.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Monday, May 7, 2018

Despite Emigration, A Jewish Center Opens in France

The rise of anti-Semitism in France has been driving many Jews from the country. Most leave for Israel. Others are fleeing the bigger cities and heading south to the French Riviera. Le Cannet, a small suburb on the northern border of Cannes is home to two hundred fifty Jewish families. Last month, Chabad of Cannes opened Le Cannet’s first synagogue.

Ashira Weiss | News | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

It's Not All Greek Over Here

Run by Chabad’s representatives to Athens, Rabbi Mendel and Nechama Hendel, Gostijo prepares traditional Sephardic and Greek foods that are popular with natives and tourists, Jewish and not. The restaurant, in the city’s hip center, boasts a talented chef and a trendy menu. Many of Gostijo’s reviews highlight the surprise diners feel upon receiving such a warm welcome. For Hendel, the restaurant is more than the antidote to a kosher tourist’s suitcase of matzah and tuna. “It’s not only a place to eat. It’s a warm place for people to get together, it’s a home away from home.”

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, April 30, 2018

Uncovered in Germany? Chabad Rabbis Say No Way!

The rally featured local politicians and supporters of all nationalities and religions. Topped with kippahs of all stripes, materials, and styles, Berlin stood to attention, loudly demonstrating, “Never again.” Chabad's emissary, Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal stood on the dais at the event.

Dvora Lakein | News | Friday, April 27, 2018

Tefillin, Prayer and A Piano

When community members heard about Alan’s special Bar Mitzva, they came together to make it “a Bar Mitzva to remember.” “I don’t know a lot of people, so I had been planning a very small family event,” shares Inna. “But Alan has touched a lot of people through his music. A lot of people know him, and they all came together to make it into something very special.”

Frayda Kaplan | News | Thursday, April 26, 2018

When it rained, it poured

It’s the “wettest spot on earth,” but last week, Kauai received more precipitation than even it could handle. Rabbi Michoel and Zisel Goldman coordinate Jewish life on Kauai where they have been living with their family for the past five years. Since the flooding began last weekend, they have been in touch with Jewish residents in isolated areas, fielding calls for help and support. They are also providing something to all northern residents that no one else is.

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

New Initiative Challenges Anti-Israel BDS on American Campuses

In response to the anti-Israel BDS movement on American university campuses, Chabad on Campus and Belev Echad have formed a partnership. Together they are bringing IDF veterans to visit campuses across the country and share their stories with faculty and students.

Ashira Weiss | News | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Drawing Lines of Private Space, Women Explore Jewish Intimacy

From April 18 to 26, Chabad representatives on Long Island will be celebrating the “Week of the Jewish Woman.” As society grapples with questions of appropriate behavior and gender equality, it may be a good time to return to the Rebbe’s vision, and to ask what it was exactly that he saw.

Sarah Ogince | News | Monday, April 23, 2018

The G-d I Believe In Can Upend Nature . . .

A Chabad rabbi shares his thoughts on Creationism. The Torah says that the world was created in six days, about 6,000 years ago. How can I relate to a Torah (and to religious leaders) that insist on interpreting Genesis literally? As someone who respects science, how can I invest in a religion teeming with Creationists?

Joshua A. Krisch | News | Thursday, April 19, 2018

Building Blocks of A Community In Gwinnett County, GA

Some years back, Chabad purchased a property in the Peachtree Corners neighborhood with the dream of one day building a full center to serve the local community. Now Rabbi Yossi Lerman, director of Chabad of Gwinnett has launched a novel, pre-building Legacy Bricks campaign.

News | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

When Politics and Religion Don't Mix: Chabad at Oberlin College

This October, fliers calling for an end to “Jewish privilege” appeared all over the Oberlin College campus. Promoting Jewish observance in that kind of environment might seem a daunting task, but Rabbi Shlomo and Devorah Elkan are not intimidated. Chabad representatives to the Ohio college town since 2010, they would get to know Oberlin’s long history of progressive politics on the job. The learning curve was steep.

Sarah Ogince | News | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Book Review: Torah From The Warsaw Ghetto

In 1950 a buried manuscript from the Warsaw ghetto was uncovered. "We live in an age in which faith is approached critically, as if it were a scientific equation to be proved and demonstrated—as if logic were its measuring stick and argument could brace it and make it stronger." Learn about faith from those who were forced through it.

Dr. Henry Abramson | News | Thursday, April 12, 2018

Everything Is Illuminated

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Food Distribution Helps Families in Need

For a family living on an already tight budget, the added expense of preparing for Passover can seem insurmountable. This struggle is what motivated Rabbi David Okunov of Brooklyn, New York to initiate a free Passover food distibution for the needy.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, March 29, 2018

More Questions For The Seder Table

Jewish people love to ask questions. As part of the Passover tradition, we ask four at the Seder table. But if you pay attention, there’s usually a question in every statement and every answer. In honor of Passover, we asked four Chabad representatives our own set of questions.

News | Thursday, March 29, 2018

Israel's President Rivlin Makes A Wish

Remarks by Israel’s President, Reuven Rivlin on March 19, 2018 at a conference sponsored by TheMarker, an Israeli daily business newspaper published by Haaretz. "I’ve come here in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday with a rather unusual wish, namely, that we succeed to build up the “middle”; that we learn to love and value the attribute of the 'beinoni.' Remarks of this nature, I admit, would have been out of place at an economic conference some years back. But thanks to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Chabad’s conceptual ideas have made it into our modern day vernacular."

News | Tuesday, March 27, 2018

States Proclaim Education and Sharing Day

Governors in States all across the Union are proclaiming March 27th 2018, Education and Sharing Day “in recognition of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson’s outstanding and lasting contributions toward education, morality and acts of charity throughout the world.”

Ashira Weiss | News | Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Sacrilegious in Scandinavia

You could be forgiven for thinking that the bans on circumcision, kosher slaughter, and religious education are coming from the governments of Soviet Russia or Germany of the 1930s. But you would be mistaken. As Jews worldwide celebrate the festival of freedom this year, some of Europe’s most progressive, secular countries are challenging the fundamentals of Jewish faith and practice.

Sarah Ogince | News | Thursday, March 22, 2018

An Intergenerational Passover Experience

In this age of smart technology, the messaging and information children absorb often leave parents out of the loop. Chabad representatives around the world see the seder as a time to bridge the generational gap.

Ashira Weiss | News | Wednesday, March 21, 2018