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Power to the Children

Twenty passionate educators came together last month at a conference in Plano, Texas. Hosted by Rivkie Block, Chabad’s representative here, together with Chabad’s Early Childhood Education Network (CECE), the conference united directors for workshops, classroom tours, and networking.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, December 9, 2019

Today in Chabad History: 9 (Tes) Kislev

Staff Writer | News | Friday, December 6, 2019

Do Menorahs Belong in the Public Square?

The public menorah has become a ubiquitous symbol at shopping malls, parks and public spaces the world over. But arguments over holiday displays and the religious nature of their symbols have been waged in town halls, on city boards and have even reached the Supreme Court.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, December 5, 2019

Latte with a Side of Love

It smells like a cafe ought to. The rows of eclairs and tarts and cupcakes line the glass counter in perfect, high-caloric formation. Light streams in through large windows, dimpling the whipped cream on the flawlessly frothed drinks.

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Miracle Minyan in Omaha

“Hey Rabbi, getting ready for takeoff at Newark. Found four other Jewish guys on board. Think we can get a minyan?” At 4:00 A.M. last Monday, Moshe Rosenblatt pressed send on the text, turned his phone off and settled in for the three-hour flight to Omaha, Nebraska.

Ashira Weiss | News | Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Amidst A Decline in Synagogues, Chabad Builds in Stony Brook

Village Chabad Stony Brook just built a new $4.6 million, 13,000 sq. ft. Jewish center in the heart of the New York town. “We are optimistic that this will invigorate and rejuvenate the Jewish community,” says Stony Brook resident and SUNY Professor Emeritus, Dr. Bernie Dudock.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Monday, December 2, 2019

Prayers and Aid in Aftermath of Albanian Earthquake

An earthquake that hit Albania early Tuesday morning has left death and wreckage in its wake. “People stand around their collapsed homes searching for loved ones and processing the reality that they are now homeless.”

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, November 28, 2019

Dreams Come True: Himalayan Hike for the Blind

The experience, typical for many Israeli backpackers, was very different for this particular group. Betty, fifty-six, has low vision capability and the rest of the group of hikers are blind and visually impaired. chabad

Yossi Sirota | News | Thursday, November 28, 2019

Miami and Rostov Bat Mitzvah Girls Celebrate Together

When Ava Greenwald celebrated her bat mitzvah last September in Bal Harbour, Florida, her parents went all-out. The party included a DJ, a special dress, a catered dinner in a hotel hall—all standard for her community. But Ava wanted her special day to be about more than just the frills and fanfare. So the young girl searched for a special project she could undertake in honor of her milestone. She thought of many different options but nothing really resonated with her. Chabad

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Focus on the Individual at Chabad Banquet

Over 5,800 Chabad rabbis and lay leaders celebrated the culmination of the weekend International Conference of Chabad Shluchim with the grand Gala Banquet on Sunday night night.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, November 25, 2019

Chabad Conference Goes All-Inclusive

A collaboration by the Ruderman Chabad Inclusion Initiative (RCII) and the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim will ensure that the conference, taking place this weekend in New York, is an example of inclusion.

Ashira Weiss | News | Sunday, November 24, 2019

Live Broadcast: Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries

Staff | News | Sunday, November 24, 2019

Chabad Counts Over 130 New Emissary Couples Since Last Year's Conference

The thirty-first annual International Conference of Shluchim is taking place this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. Among the 5,800 directors and lay leaders of Chabad centers in 100 countries who are expected to attend, over 130 of them are new emissaries.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Thursday, November 21, 2019

Hungarian Government Recognizes Chabad of Hungary

Today, the government of Hungary officially recognized EMIH, the Orthodox Jewish Communities Association, the umbrella organization of Chabad of Hungary, granting them “special status.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Birthday of the fifth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneerson in 1860 (5621)

20 Cheshvan Birthday of the fifth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneerson in 1860 (5621), the founder of the central Chabad-Lubavitch yeshivah, Tomchei Temimim.

News | Monday, November 18, 2019

Amid Unrest, New Emissaries Join Chabad of Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a battle zone now, with violent clashes and political protests crippling the colony. But Rabbi Mordechai and Goldie Avtzon at Chabad of Hong Kong are maintaining steady calm and focus. Last month, they recruited Rabbi Chaim and Menuchy Birnhack to serve the younger demographic of Asia’s World City.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Thursday, November 14, 2019

Digging the New Digs at Chabad of Indiana University

Chabad of Indiana University’s new home is only a short block away from its predecessor, but its central location acts as a magnet to the school’s 3,000 Jewish students. The new building boasts 7,000 square feet, almost double the space of its previous quarters, across tall-ceilinged, light-filled rooms. In most ways, it far surpasses Chabad’s home of 30 years

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, November 13, 2019

It's Just About Being Jewish

The ballroom pulsated with the energy of 1200 college students meeting, dancing, playing games and snacking at the penultimate event of the 2019 Chabad on Campus International Shabbaton this Saturday night.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, November 11, 2019

The Israeli of Alamo

Together with Yossi Posner, Goldshmid spent the month of August visiting Jewish inmates in 32 prisons across the American South. The pair, both 25 years old, brought Judaism and hope to inmates on behalf of the Aleph Institute.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, November 11, 2019

Isolated, But Not Alone

What’s it like to keep a kosher home where kosher food isn’t available? Or to give your children a Jewish education where none exists? The geographic isolation experienced by growing numbers of Chabad representatives who serve in places far from Jewish life, has spawned a community of its own.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Friday, November 8, 2019

Poway Street Renamed For Terror Victim

Local policy doesn’t usually permit streets to be named for people (unless they were historic personalities) but the council made an exception for this case. “This is an important moment to pay tribute to a life ended far too soon and one more special than I think we will ever know,” says Vaus.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Montenegro Appoints Country’s First Chief Rabbi

On Thursday, Montenegro, in the Balkans, appointed its first Chief Rabbi, at the opening ceremony of the Mahar conference.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Monday, November 4, 2019

A Path Out of Poverty and Into Jewish Service

Fifty students from Odessa and abroad currently attend Chabad’s Jewish University in Odessa. The Jewish University is the only institution of higher learning in the region where students can earn accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, law, and humanities while also engaging in Jewish studies.

Rena Udkoff | News | Monday, November 4, 2019

As Getty Fire Burns in LA, Chabads Offer Assistance

At about 1:34 on Monday morning, in the hills of Brentwood, California, a eucalyptus branch fell onto a power line, sparking a fire that quickly burned more than 500 acres. By 3:15 10,000 homes were evacuated.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, October 31, 2019

University of Pittsburgh Marks One Year for Tree of Life

On October 27, 2018, the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh became the site of the worst mass killing of Jews in America. At the nearby University of Pittsburgh, the outpouring of support for the Jewish community on campus was instant and firm.

Ashira Weiss | News | Tuesday, October 29, 2019