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Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Dovid Zaklikowski | Headquarters | Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Bradenton’s Jewish community will finally enjoy a permanent address and a new, comprehensive facility that will allow it to grow and enjoy greater programming and services provided by Chabad.
Mendy Rimler | Headquarters | Thursday, January 27, 2011
The bonds of friendship formed by JNet study are a matter of pride for Rabbi Yehuda Dukes, the program’s managing director. “I’m always impressed by the long-term relationships formed by our participants,” he says.
Mordechai Lightstone | Headquarters | Friday, January 7, 2011
300 Cteens in Miami, Florida met at American Airlines Arena for a Chanukah bash and a Miami Heat game, and then got to shoot hoops after full-time.
Mendy Rimler | Headquarters | Monday, December 13, 2010
Young, smart, Jewish, they are the children of the baby boomers who cut their teeth on hi-speed internet and the virtual world it placed in their laps while still in the stroller.
Headquarters | Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Born in Leningrad, Mrs Matusof was the daughter of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Karasik. Together with her husband, Rabbi Shlomo Matusof, she dedicated most of her years to the service of Moroccan Jewry.
Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters | Headquarters | Monday, October 11, 2010
A moderate Muslim country and neighbor to Iran, Baku, Azerbaijan will now be home to a new campus in the Ohr Avner school system in the Former Soviet Union.
Mendy Rimler | Headquarters | Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Spanning the years 1913-1947 and seven countries, the book provides a rare and intimate look at the personal life of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok and his children.
Mordechai Lightstone | Headquarters | Monday, October 4, 2010
The Chabad-Lubavitch publishing house, Kehot Publication Society, has announced the publication of an important new book on the history of Chabad.
Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters | Headquarters | Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The only country in Europe still without its own Chabad representatives, Portugal will soon be welcoming a new addition to its 300-member Jewish community.
Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters | Headquarters | Monday, September 20, 2010
With the new school year fast approaching, parents affected by the current economic crisis are facing difficult choices regarding their children’s education.
Mordechai Lightstone | Headquarters | Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Recipients of a Chabad educational program that will open new preschools in the U.S. met Wednesday with Mr. David Slager, the philanthropist underwriting the $5 million initiative.
Staff Writer | Headquarters | Friday, July 30, 2010
Sanford Rosenthal surfs the web using a talking computer. To find matching clothes each morning, he feels the Braille labels on his shirts. His cell phone announces the number of the caller who is trying to reach him.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Four hundred rabbinical students will begin a summer tour of duty that will take them to 2500 cities and over ten thousand communities, where they will reach out to Jewish communities worldwide.
Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters | Headquarters | Monday, June 21, 2010
As a rabbinical student, I spent time in Mumbai helping the Holtzbergs. Gabi was a dear friend, and I knew Mumbai and the community. But after five months there, I knew I’d never want to live there. It’s not an easy place.
Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters | Headquarters | Thursday, June 17, 2010
Lubavitch World Headquarters has appointed Rabbi Chanoch and Leah Gechtman of Israel to serve as full time Chabad representatives to Mumbai.
Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters | Headquarters | Thursday, June 17, 2010
Machne Israel Development Fund announces major gift to establish the Chabad Early Childhood Initiative
Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters | Headquarters | Wednesday, April 21, 2010
In a tight economy, it takes smarts and efficiency for Chabad representatives to bring Passover to their communities. Purchasing Passover staples, and helping out families in need adds up.
R. C. Berman | Headquarters | Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The 22nd annual International Conference for Chabad Shluchos convenes this week Wednesday.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Israeli Knesset Member Binyamin Ben-Eliezer visited the ravaged Mumbai Chabad House in India earlier this week.
Headquarters | Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters mourns the tragic deaths, Wednesday, of 10-year-old Avrohom Dovid Lieberow, and 20 year-old Mrs. Pesha Leah Azoulay.
Staff Writer | Headquarters | Thursday, January 7, 2010
Energy magnate Guma Aguiar has made a gift of $770,000 to Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters in honor of Chanukah 2009.
Headquarters | Monday, December 14, 2009
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that placing Chabad-owned menorahs in public spaces did not violate the establishment clause, it set a slab of precedent for Chabad centers to rest their menorah requests upon.
Rivka Chaya Berman | Headquarters | Thursday, December 10, 2009
Chabad’s holiday awareness programs including olive presses and dreidel houses, and menorahs carved of ice, chocolate and every conceivable material...
Levi Margolin | Headquarters | Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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An overflow crowd squeezed through more than a dozen metal detectors and into the garage-turned-gracious-lobby of the Troop C Armory in Brooklyn, New York.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Monday, November 16, 2009
This Sunday evening, thousands will file into the Troop C Armory for the banquet session, concluding the International Conference of Shluchim.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Sunday, November 15, 2009
The Crown Heights community’s hosting marathon begins in September, when thousands of visitors arrive for the High Holidays—often staying as long as six weeks
Sara Spielman | Headquarters | Thursday, November 12, 2009
The 25th annual International Conference of Shluchim, which will commence Wednesday, draws leaders from around the world back to their source.
C. R. Lundy | Headquarters | Tuesday, November 10, 2009
They are trading Harvard Square and College Hill for Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue. For an entire weekend, their course schedules and term papers will be relegated to the bottommost regions of their backpacks.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Thursday, November 5, 2009
A popular speaker at Jewish functions worldwide, Luchins has been selected to present the keynote address at the banquet concluding the 25th annual International Conference of Shluchim
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Monday, November 2, 2009
Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters notes with grief and sorrow, the tragic death Monday of Shula Swerdlov, daughter of Chabad representatives Rabbi Yossi and Hindel Swerdlov.
Headquarters | Monday, October 19, 2009
Rabbi Yitzchok Wineberg states that “Chabad’s goal to teach, inspire, and uplift, will be enhanced by this government grant.” As Chabad of BC’s director for over 35 years...
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Senator, who is also NYS Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs met with leaders of the Chabad Lubavitch movement where the conversation focused on the activities of Chabad...
Yaacov Behrman | Headquarters | Tuesday, October 6, 2009
A unanimous decision reached Tuesday by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, granted Chabad of the West Side a Certificate of Appropriateness...
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Tuesday, September 29, 2009
President of the Dominican Republic, Mr. Leonel Fernandez visited the international headquarters of Chabad-Lubavitch in Brooklyn, Tuesday evening, where he met with the leadership of the movement.
Miriam Davids | Headquarters | Wednesday, September 23, 2009
“There was no cutting back this year despite the economy,” emphasized director Rabbi Schneor Nejar. “Wherever there is a need to reach Jewish people, we are sending rabbis.”
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Thursday, August 27, 2009
Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters officially appointed new Chabad representatives to St. Martin/St. Maarten in the Caribbean Islands.
S. Fridman | Headquarters | Monday, August 17, 2009
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky was secretary to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, for a period of 40 years. As a young boy of 13, he came to New York from Boston, where he met the man who, four years later was to become the 7th Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch. The Rebbe reached out to the young yeshiva student living away from home, in ways, says Rabbi Krinsky, that moved him and sustain him to this day.
Headquarters | Tuesday, August 11, 2009
"Since the terrorist onslaught in Mumbai, India, last November, when Chabad representatives Rabbi Gabi and Rivki Holtzberg were brutally murderd, the Government of India, including its consulates and embassies in New York and Israel, have been entirely supportive of our efforts to rebuild Chabad in Mumbai.
Headquarters | Monday, August 10, 2009
Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, the educational division of Chabad-Lubavitch, has appointed Chabad representatives to Cambodia, a first for this South East Asian country.
S. Fridman | Headquarters | Monday, August 10, 2009
A visitor to a middle school classroom in Los Angeles on a sunny morning some months ago was greeted with what appeared to be utter chaos. The desks were not lined up, everyone seemed to be talking at once, and almost no one was paying any attention to the young twenty-something teacher, who was unfazed by the scene in front of her.
Tzivia Emmer | Headquarters | Wednesday, July 22, 2009
A Jewish day school near the University of Washington has left the Chabad center it has called home for the last 35 years, for a bigger and greener learning environment. “We’re going to move from having skinned knees to having grass stains,” said Rabbi Yossi Charytan, head of the Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder Day School.
D. Lipson | Headquarters | Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute unveiled its latest course, “Heaven on Earth: Timeless Vessels, Timely Lessons” to 2,500 students this week. The three-week program comes on the heels of last year’s miniseries which explored the significance of the structure of the Beit Hamikdash (the Temples that stood in Jerusalem). This year, its continuation focuses on the spiritual significance of the Temple’s six primary instruments.
R. C. Lundy | Headquarters | Wednesday, July 15, 2009
“I have no idea when the dead will come back to life, but I am certain,” said Israel’s President Shimon Peres, “that your work that gives life to the living, is no less important.”
Miriam Davids | Headquarters | Monday, July 6, 2009
(lubavitch.com) In a surprise announcement filed with the federal court in Washington, D.C., on June 26, 2009, Russia declared that it has decided "not to further participate" in the much drawn-out case in which Chabad is seeking to recover part of its historic library.
Headquarters | Thursday, July 2, 2009
Esther Stein began her religious journey in Lima and continued it in Brooklyn where she studied at a women’s yeshiva. During her time in America, Stein’s mentor, Rabbi Uri Blumenfeld, kept in touch with her and her teachers, gave her money to purchase warm clothing for the cold New York winter, visited regularly, and introduced her to her future husband.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Thursday, July 2, 2009
Rabbi Shimon Pelman , Chabad emissary to the Dominican Republic, was formally welcomed to the country in a meeting Thursday with President Leonel Fernández Reyna at the National Palace in Santo Domingo.
Zalman Nelson | Headquarters | Monday, June 29, 2009
For one full day, the teachers became students. Clad in their distinctive black hats and suits, they listened attentively, raised their hands to ask questions, and passed the occasional note (via text-messaging, of course).
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Monday, June 29, 2009
Residents of quiet Cambria Heights, Queens, are watching neighborhood traffic swell this week as visitors begin to stream through the little house at the corner of Francis Lewis Boulevard, leading to the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s resting place at the Old Montefiore Cemetery.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Regarding recent comments made by Rabbi Manis Friedman in response to a question posed by Moment Magazine, we vehemently disagree with any sentiment suggesting that Judaism allows for the wanton destruction of civilian life, even when at war.
Headquarters | Wednesday, June 3, 2009
(lubavitch.com) Commemorating twenty five years since the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, proposed that all Jews commit to a daily study of Maimonides’s Code, Chabad Lubavitch unveiled this past Wednesday a new website on Maimonides.
Headquarters | Friday, May 22, 2009
Levi Yitzchak Wolowik was nine years old when he passed away suddenly on Shabbat morning, February 28th. The son of Rabbi Zalman and Chanie Wolowik , shluchim to the Five Towns of Long Island, Levi was a dedicated shliach-in-training and a lover of sports and study.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Thursday, May 14, 2009
(lubavitch.com) At a meeting in the Governor’s office last Thursday, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky , Chairman of the Chabad-Lubavitch Educational and Social Services divisions spent the better part of half an hour speaking with New York State Governor David Paterson about Chabad-Lubavitch educational activities in the State.
S. Fridman | Headquarters | Monday, May 11, 2009
What is a woman’s responsibility to her unborn child? Is it her right not to birth the infant? Is it her obligation to care for her child?
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Thursday, April 23, 2009
Rabbi Nochem Kaplan , Director of the education office of Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch, was recently elected President of the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), the umbrella organization for accrediting agencies of private schools in the U.S. from early childhood through grade 12.
Headquarters | Monday, March 16, 2009
These aren’t easy times for Chabad to be opening new centers, but Australia’s capital city, Canberra, welcomed its first Chabad representatives this week. Rabbi Dan and Mrs. Naomi Avital moved into their new home Tuesday, after a pilot trip and meetings with the city’s lay leaders last month.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Sunday, March 1, 2009
A Russian district court on Wednesday overturned an appeal and upheld its ruling to expel Rabbi Yisroel Silberstein, Rabbi of the Primorye region in Russia's far east.
Headquarters | Wednesday, February 25, 2009
(LNS/lubavitch.com) In the interests of maintaining activities in Mumbai for the benefit of Jewish residents and travelers, Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters has temporarily appointed the sister and brother-in-law of Rivky Hotlzberg, Rabbi Yakov Dovid and Sara Leiter from Israel, to serve as representatives in Mumbai for a three-month period.
Headquarters | Sunday, February 22, 2009
Excerpts from Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky’s address at the International Conference of Chabad Women Representatives.
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | Headquarters | Monday, February 16, 2009
The International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchos begins Wednesday evening at Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Wednesday, February 11, 2009
With Israel at war, the recent Mumbai terrorist attacks, and other threats facing our people, Jewish unity has emerged as a potent theme and a wake-up call, challenging Jews to unite across every divide.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Sunday, January 18, 2009
The tragedy in Mumbai made headlines, and was followed by millions. But for the immediate families of the victims, it is a devastatingly personal, private calamity.
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | Headquarters | Thursday, January 1, 2009
(lubavitch.com) In response to inquiries about the fund established in the aftermath of the Mumbai terror attack: Lubavitch Headquarters in conjunction with the Holtzberg/Rosenberg families, have set up the Chabad Mumbai Relief Fund to assist in the care of the children of Rabbi Gavriel Noach and Rivka Holtzberg, may G-d avenge their blood, and/or the rebuilding of the Mumbai Chabad House.
Headquarters | Wednesday, December 10, 2008
(lubavitch.com) As temperatures in New York City dipped to unseasonably low digits Sunday night, the atmosphere inside Pier 94 heated up. Well over 4,000 Chabad-Lubavitch shluchim, lay leaders, and supporters filed into the 175,000 square ft. hall for the highlight of the International Conference of Shluchim: banquet night. Attendees have been participating in workshops, round-table discussions, and informal meetings all weekend, but it is the banquet that brings it all together for a dramatic finale.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Monday, November 24, 2008
(lubavitch.com) Rabbi Shlomo Silverman is the new campus rabbi at Carnegie Mellon University. He and his wife arrived in late July, a mere few weeks before the new academic year began. With several successful student programs up and running already, the young Chabad representative is bursting with energy to do more.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Thursday, November 20, 2008
(lubavitch.com) Chabad representatives are givers: of time, of advice, and a home-cooked meal. More commonly known as shluchim, the representatives—also referred to as emissaries or envoys—teach Judaism on a global scale. Now, an innovative program is turning the tables and putting them on the receiving end.
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Wednesday, September 17, 2008
(lubavitch.com) One hundred twenty teachers from Chabad Lubavitch yeshivas and day schools across North America tackled strategies that will allow them to better address the learning needs of the class that awaits them, pencils sharpened, this September.
R. C. Berman | Headquarters | Wednesday, July 23, 2008
From the lone backpacker in the Peruvian Andes to bustling tourists along Sardinia's Mediterranean shores, the rabbis will seek out even the solitary Jew, no matter the distance.
Mordechai Lightstone | Headquarters | Thursday, July 10, 2008
(lubavitch.com) The Jewish community of Australia, and Chabad-Lubavitch at large, were saddened to learn of the passing yesterday, July 6, of Rabbi Yitzchok D. Groner , the most senior Chabad Rabbi in Melbourne, Australia.
Headquarters | Monday, July 7, 2008
(lubavitch.com) As college graduates flung mortarboards skyward and clutched their diplomas in hand, young men from Chabad rabbinicall yeshivas sweated out the demanding oral and written exams that would transform them from yeshiva student to rabbi.
R. C. Berman | Headquarters | Thursday, June 26, 2008
(lubavitch.com) It was a rocky start for two of the hundreds of Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students dispatched by Merkos, the Lubavitch educational division (with the support of regional Chabad centers) to create a Passover experience for Jewish people in some 150 locations exotic and obscure. Among them: Esquel, Argentina; Nipawin, Canada; Hong Kong; and Pervoo, Finland.
Headquarters | Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Is there a point to keeping the commandments if their logic is not clear? A new translation and annotation of a 102-year-old Chabad Chasidic text probes the question.
EJ Tansky | Headquarters | Thursday, April 24, 2008
Lubavitch.com invited Rabbi Eli Silberstein , Chabad-Lubavitch representative to Cornell University, to share his own reflections on this day.
Headquarters | Wednesday, April 16, 2008
(lubavitch.com/lns) As part of its traditional Passover outreach, Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, the educational division of Lubavitch Headquarters, is sponsoring the itineraries of 500 rabbinical students who’ve been accepted to arrange and lead seders in designated locations worldwide.
Headquarters | Sunday, April 13, 2008
Volunteers in a Kiryat Malachi warehouse are busy packing canned goods, fruits and vegetables, oil, matzah, and wine into hundreds of thousands of boxes. Within the next few weeks the Blavatnik Colel Chabad Food Bank
Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Dr. Joel Wein is looking for the Lubavitch teacher who changed his life. As a youngster eager to earn a Cub Scout religion badge, he asked his Hebrew School teacher, a young Chabad-Lubavitch woman in her early twenties, for a synagogue where he could attend services.
Headquarters | Monday, March 17, 2008
It’s not bagels and lox at La Sinagoga de Jabad de Coral Springs brunch. Here the fare is arepas and cheese pies, a taste of the old country shared by regulars and newcomers at this Spanish Chabad center.
Rebecca Rosenthal | Headquarters | Monday, February 18, 2008
The international Chabad-Lubavitch community mourns the passing early Monday morning, of Rabbi Zelig Sharfstein , 79, of Cincinnatti, Ohio.
Headquarters | Monday, February 11, 2008
The online Chabad resource for Jewish family life will apply the grant to revamping a website that currently includes a Global Mikvah Directory, Mikvah Photo Gallery, Mikvah Mall, and Speakers Bureau, as well as educational essays and articles on Jewish family life. T
Headquarters | Friday, February 1, 2008
Bronya Shaffer, a Chabad woman who lectures on women’s issues, spirituality and relationships, remembers when she was invited to a Jewish women’s group in the early 1970s.
B. Olidort with Dvora Lakein | Headquarters | Tuesday, January 29, 2008
These ponderous questions are the impetus for a new course by Chabad's Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI). Beyond Belief: Reflections on Jewish Faith, Reason, and Experience , is scheduled to begin in early February.
Headquarters | Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Perusing the instructions a Chabad leader leaves behind before she attends the annual Shluchos Convention in New York is exhausting.
R.C. Berman | Headquarters | Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Former Polish President Lech Walesa visited Tuesday with Chabad Chasidim and Chabad institutions in Kfar Chabad, Israel.
Headquarters | Tuesday, January 15, 2008
(Lubavitch.com/LNS) The Bogolubov Simcha Fund, established with an initial $10 million by Ukrainian billionaire, Mr. Gennady Bogolubov , has begun disbursing grants to Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim for family related expenses.
Headquarters | Monday, January 7, 2008
Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, announced the establishment of a new Jewish vocational training school in partnership with International Bramson ORT.
R.C. Berman | Headquarters | Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Rabbi Nissen Pinson , Chabad-Lubavitch representative to Tunis since 1960, died Monday in Nice, France, at age 89.
Headquarters | Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Rabbi Shlomo Matusof, the first Chabad-Lubavitch representative to take up an outreach position on behalf of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, passed away Saturday night. He was 91 years old.
Headquarters | Sunday, November 11, 2007
Jewish Learning Institute, Chabad’s highly regarded adult education program with 250+ satellite locations, announced the development of an e-learning JLI program, and launched a pilot version of JLI Online courses.
EJ Tansky | Headquarters | Friday, November 9, 2007
Chabad's new curriculum to be launched at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim, is on its way to cracking the Talmudic code for yeshiva students and adult learners.
Rebecca Rosenthal | Headquarters | Thursday, November 8, 2007
Chabad’s new “Smile On Seniors” approach to bonding with the elderly is a spry young program, getting ready for it’s breakout moment at the International Chabad-Lubavitch Convention.
Rebecca Rosenthal | Headquarters | Wednesday, November 7, 2007
At this week’s International Shluchim Convention, Chabad-Lubavitch representatives will be sharing strategies for making the problem – public school – part of the solution.
R. C. Berman | Headquarters | Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Once a year, Chabad-Lubavitch shluchim are offered a bird’s-eye view of their collective creative output. Once a year, they get to feel the reverberations of their aggregate energy, and see the dazzling mosaic they complete, unveiled for just a few moments before they move on to a new challenge.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, November 5, 2007
With one in four children growing up in homes with few or no Jewish books, Kehot, the publishing arm of Chabad-Lubavitch, is taking the proactive approach to promote reading.
N. Margolis | Headquarters | Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim worldwide mourn the passing of Mrs. Sarah ( Charlotte ) Rohr .
Headquarters | Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The international Chabad-Lubavitch community mourns the passing earlier today of Mrs. Risya (Didi) Posner of Nashville, TN.
E. Davidson | Headquarters | Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Lubavitch.com, the official news website of Lubavitch World Headquarters, has launched a new, high powered Center Search feature offering users the most up-to-date, comprehensive directory of Chabad-Lubavitch centers around the world.
Headquarters | Monday, October 8, 2007
Chabad-Lubavitch representatives growing up far from large Chabad communities miss out on the total immersion experience of yeshiva life. Now, a program developed by educational division of Lubavitch Headquarters addresses this challenge.
N. Margolis | Headquarters | Monday, September 17, 2007
Not a topic normally associated with nice Jewish kids, bullies have garnered a lot of attention lately.
R.C. Berman | Headquarters | Monday, August 6, 2007
It’s not the first time that Chabad representatives are setting up home in the vacation villages of the world.
Headquarters | Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Before the ink dried on a free trade deal between U.S. and South Korea, a first-time ever import arrived in Seoul: two young Chabad rabbis.
R.C. Berman | Headquarters | Tuesday, July 3, 2007
The 12th day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, this year corresponding to July 4th, marks the date 82 years ago, that Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of blessed memory (1880-1950), sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, was liberated from Soviet prison.
Headquarters | Tuesday, June 26, 2007
The younger generation of Chabad-Lubavitch representatives barely knew the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Headquarters | Friday, June 15, 2007
The sea of 1,000 women in tailored dresses, elegant jewelry and neatly applied make-up didn't look like a crowd of hardcore survivalists.
Jennifer Bleyer | Headquarters | Thursday, February 15, 2007
The idea of women in leadership positions may seem antithetical to common conceptions of female piety and Torah observant lifestyles. Not so in the world of Chabad. This week, representatives of Jewish communities worldwide--women all--convene at an annual conference.
R. C. Berman | Headquarters | Monday, February 5, 2007
Chabad reaches millions with the light and warmth of Chanukah as thousands of menorahs illuminate public spaces in cities and towns nationwide and around the world.
Headquarters | Monday, December 18, 2006
To all appearances, the Chabad representatives in the group photo—an annual rite at the Conference of Shluchim—look very much alike.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Headquarters | Wednesday, November 22, 2006
A photo presentation of some of the new Chabad Centers around the world. Click left to view photos.
Headquarters | Tuesday, November 21, 2006
“We do what is best for the mission, not what is fulfilling for the messengers.” That was how Rabbi Yosef Chaim Kantor, Chabad’s representative to Thailand and keynote speaker at last night’s Banquet dinner of the Shuchim Conference, assessed the differentiated nature of Chabad Shluchim.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, November 20, 2006
Representatives of Jewish communities around the world convene at Lubavitch Headquarters November 15-20 for the annual International Conference of Chabad Shluchim.
Headquarters | Sunday, November 19, 2006
EJ Tansky | Headquarters | Thursday, November 16, 2006
When the day of fasting and contrition was nearly over, after all the prayers had been exhausted, the pages now wet with the hot tears yearning for forgiveness, for blessings of life and redemption, the Rebbe turned towards the congregation. His face covered with the tallit, he began to sing a traditional, triumphant melody. Soon thousands of voices joined in the singing. In those few exalted moments, one achieved a catharsis beyond anything that the fasting and praying of Yom Kippur produced. And then, the shofar was sounded.
Headquarters | Sunday, October 1, 2006
Jews scattered by the winds of exile tend to land in metropolitan clumps or at least in suburban splotches. But then there are those who follow their hearts to the heartland, their dreams of financial success or adventure to the crannies of the country, the nooks of the nation.
Rebbeca Rosenthal | Headquarters | Thursday, September 7, 2006
After a summer-long diet of one-sided media reports and images favoring Lebanese suffering and ignoring that to Israeli civilians and cities, many college students are now returning to their campuses with skewed ideas about the war.
EJ Tansky | Headquarters | Monday, September 4, 2006
Israel is a country at war, but the determination among all of its normally quibbling factions to end its vulnerability to terror makes it a country now dominated by a prevailing unity.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, July 17, 2006
Bisbee, AZ, (population 6,000) whose saloons once buzzed with miners, boisterously carousing over finds in copper lodes, is where rabbinical student Yehoshua Lustig went digging for Jews last summer.
Rivka Chaya Berman | Headquarters | Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Come August 16-21, the soundtrack of the off-season in Colorado's picturesque vacation village will be the engaging hum of Torah study, conversation and laughter, as Jews from around the U.S. challenge each other to new intellectual heights.
Rebecca Rosenthal | Headquarters | Friday, May 19, 2006
Judges selected The Last Pair of Shoes as a finalist in the category of illustrated children's books, for skillfully drawing the readers in and managing to "convey the moral value" without "being preachy."
E.J. Tansky | Headquarters | Thursday, April 27, 2006
"You are the most potent force in the Jewish world today," said Diane Abrams , guest speaker at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchos, Sunday evening.
Headquarters | Tuesday, February 21, 2006
They were the second of two groups who spent winter break at Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana scooping muck, carting out moldy furniture, gutting waterlogged homes as part of Chabad on Campus 's ongoing Hurricane Katrina relief effort.
Rivka Chaya Berman | Headquarters | Sunday, January 8, 2006
By the time students at University of Kansas and California State University, Northridge, return from holiday break, they will meet the two newest members of the 19 representatives Chabad on Campus sent to college this year.
E.J. Tansky | Headquarters | Friday, December 2, 2005
"Whenever I hear people talk about the diminution of yiddishkeit around the world, I wish they could be here to experience this."
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, November 28, 2005
Conference organizers at Lubavitch Headquarters are expecting a record-breaking attendance.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Most banks give out complimentary pens. Generous banks give out toasters. But the Kushner International Tefillin Bank has given out 2,500 pairs of tefillin--for free--in the past six months.
Rebecca Rosenthal | Headquarters | Saturday, November 12, 2005
Stuart Katz , general manager of IsraAir, never thought he'd spend an all night session on the phone with rabbis from Chabad. But that's what happened on Thursday night.
Rivka Chaya Berman | Headquarters | Friday, October 28, 2005
Again, this Sukkot, branches of Chabad- Lubavitch spread out far beyond the comfort of their centers to offer Jewish people, wherever they may be, an opportunity to get in touch with their Jewish roots.
Rivka Chaya Berman | Headquarters | Monday, October 24, 2005
United Jewish Communities allocated over $38,000 to Chabad-Lubavitch for its hurricane relief efforts.
Rivka Chaya Berman | Headquarters | Sunday, October 16, 2005
The Army Corps of Engineers stretched a blue plastic tarp over the gashes left in Steve Richer 's roof by the three trees that could not withstand Katrina's 150 mph winds.
Rebbeca Rosenthal | Headquarters | Tuesday, September 20, 2005
After intense discussions with the recovery and burial teams, the Chaplain of the New York City Medical Examiner's Office told Lubavitch.com that Jewish bodies would be treated with absolute regard for Jewish law.
Headquarters | Wednesday, September 14, 2005
It's the stuff of a real-life drama unfolding on the streets of New Orleans along perilously thin lines of life and death . . . Yesterday, Chabad's rescue teams pulled another five people from their homes to safety.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Friday, September 9, 2005
Chabad's Rescue and Relief mission is working round the clock to locate and rescue hundreds of individuals who have not made it out of New Orleans. Of the 35 individuals thus far rescued, most were elderly with medical conditions.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Tuesday, September 6, 2005
The indiscriminate invasion by Hurricane Katrina into the lives of its victims leaves in its wake dislocation and trauma across the board. And yet the damage
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, September 5, 2005
Lubavitch World Headquarters announced that it has established a disaster relief fund to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina
Headquarters | Wednesday, August 31, 2005
In response to yesterday's vicious attack on two yeshiva students, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman of Lubavitch
Headquarters | Monday, August 29, 2005
New Haggadah follows the innovations included in the highly acclaimed Annotated editions of the Siddur and Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Machzorim.
Headquarters | Wednesday, April 13, 2005
The main reception hall at the Brooklyn Marriott was filled to capacity last night, in the culmination event of the five-day Annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchos (emissaries).
Shoshana Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, January 31, 2005
A good percentage of Chabad Lubavitch Shluchim makes up the 40-something demographic. They've been at their work for 25 years now, and can't help recall, perhaps a bit wistfully, a level of energy that once seemed endless.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, January 24, 2005
Chabad-Lubavitch representatives worldwide number somewhere around 4,000 today. But with new positions continuously being filled by young couples, the numbers grow by the week, with no sign of the momentum letting up.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Thursday, November 11, 2004
It's a quandary as old as the institution of formal schooling itself, the lament of teachers and the bane of students.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Shelby, Montana, with a population of 3,000 and, at most, a handful of Jews, is not high on the priority list of any Jewish organization. But it is one among thousands of locations worldwide to be visited this summer by Lubavitch . . .
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Thursday, July 8, 2004
As the nation pays final tribute to President Ronald Reagan , Chabad-Lubavitch recalls a warm rapport between the President and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson , of righteous memory.
Headquarters | Thursday, June 10, 2004
Eritrea and Namibia are exotic, far, and don't rank high on the map of Jewish demographics. But there are Jews in the Sub-Saharan African region . . .
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Friday, April 9, 2004
The 11th of Nissan, this year corresponding to April 2, marks the 102nd birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. For thousands of Jews . . .
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Friday, April 2, 2004
If the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch Purim experience were to be summed up, perhaps a postcard gimmick from a newly-opened Chabad branch in Ponte Vedra, Florida would do it best.
Raizy Metzger | Headquarters | Wednesday, March 10, 2004
The appointment of Rabbi Dr. Chaim Dovid Kagan as Dean of the Lubavitch Yeshiva High School in Westchester, was made official earlier today by Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky at Lubavitch World Headquarters.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Friday, February 27, 2004
"We can do the impossible" was the message implicit in every line spoken at last night's banquet dinner of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchos.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, February 16, 2004
The annual, festive banquet of the International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Women Emissaries, took place lat night at the Brooklyn Marriot Hotel and Convention Center.
Headquarters | Sunday, February 15, 2004
In a recent development, Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch, also known as C.O.J.E. is the first and only Jewish accreditation agency to have been recognized by the National Council for Private School Accreditation.
Headquarters | Tuesday, February 3, 2004
The 10th of the Hebrew month of Shevat, corresponding to today's date, marks a transitional period in the history of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, February 2, 2004
Sara Blumenfeld is making last minute arrangements before she leaves to New York for the Annual International Conference of Shluchos (Chabad women emissaries).
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Kehot Publication Society, the Lubavitch Publishing House, announced the publication of the 26th volume of Igrot Kodesh, "Holy Epistles," by the Lubavitcher Rebbe.
Headquarters | Tuesday, January 6, 2004
More than 2,500 Chabad-Lubavitch representatives from around the world, convened at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel this past Sunday nite.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Tuesday, November 25, 2003
Festive banquet of the International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Representatives to be webcast, live, Sunday, November 23, 2003 5:00 PM EST
Headquarters | Sunday, November 23, 2003
The annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim, will begin on Wednesday, November 19, at Lubavitch World Headquarters, in New York.
Headquarters | Thursday, November 13, 2003
The Kehot Publication Society and Merkos Publications, the publishing arms of the Lubavitch movement, announced the publication of their new, combined 2004/5764 catalog.
Fay Kranz Greene | Headquarters | Monday, November 3, 2003
Headquarters | Thursday, September 25, 2003
For the Lubavitch Publishing House, the New York Is Book Country fair could not have come at a better time.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, September 22, 2003
For infrequent shul-goers, the elaborate Rosh Hashana services can be intimidating. The experience is not helped by the lack of user-friendly texts for participants unfamiliar with the High Holy Day liturgy.
S. Olidort | Headquarters | Friday, September 19, 2003
For ten dollars and a promise, the Greystone Jewish Center in Yonkers--appraised at $4 million--was handed over to Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch (Lubavitch).
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Moshe Loewenthal has seen the variety of clinical categories branding students with one disability or another, but he rejects the widespread use of Ritalin to suppress hyperactivity.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Why are children often so resistant to rules, and why is the threat of punishment, or the promise of reward so often ineffective?
S. Olidort | Headquarters | Thursday, July 10, 2003
Several hundred Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students are preparing to visit India, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, and Uzbekistan among hundreds of locations including remote U.S. and international destinations this summer, where they will meet local community members and reach out to individuals, families and fledgling communities with a wide range of spiritual, and educational resources.
Headquarters | Thursday, July 3, 2003
Several hundred Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students are preparing to visit India, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, and Uzbekistan among hundreds of locations including remote U.S. and international destinations this summer
Headquarters | Thursday, July 3, 2003
The 3rd day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, this year corresponding to July 3, is the ninth yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory.
Headquarters | Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Some three thousand yeshiva students from around the world have joined in a global campaign of Torah study to honor the Rebbe's legacy.
S. Olidort | Headquarters | Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Camp Gan Israel, the largest network of Jewish camps, launched the summer 2003 season.
Headquarters | Tuesday, June 24, 2003
Some three thousand yeshiva students from around the world have joined in a global campaign of Torah study to honor the Rebbe's legacy.
S. Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, June 23, 2003
Also marked the opening ceremony for the new Chabad center at Brandeis University.
Headquarters | Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Eighty Chabad emissaries from across the North-Eastern United States-from Portland, Maine to Providence, Rhode Island-convened in New Haven, Connecticut last Sunday for a two- day regional conference of Shluchim in the New York-New England region.
R. Winebreg | Headquarters | Wednesday, June 4, 2003
On Friday May 30th, at 18 minutes to sundown, a little girl in Oklahoma City will light her first Shabbat candle ever. Down the block a young mother will be doing the same thing. A Russian immigrant in Magdeburg, Germany, and a university student in Austin, Texas, will too.
S. Olidort | Headquarters | Tuesday, May 6, 2003
What to do about kids who just don't cut the grade in school? How can we save them from falling through the cracks in classrooms that may have less than the ideal teacher-student ratio?
R. Wineberg | Headquarters | Monday, May 5, 2003
By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation
Headquarters | Friday, April 11, 2003
Greater numbers of Jewish people reached by Chabad's ongoing Passover campaigns than in years past.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Friday, April 11, 2003
With the constant threat of Palestinian terror, America's war with Iraq looming large, and Israelis cautioned to carry gas masks at all time, tension in Israel is at an all time high.
Headquarters | Tuesday, April 1, 2003
More than 1200 women attended the Gala Banquet Dinner of the International Conference of Shluchos 5763/2003 on Sunday evening, January 26. The Conference, which began last week, is sponsored by Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of Lubavitch.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, January 20, 2003
Delegates to the Convention of the Association for Jewish Studies had the opportunity, last month, December 15-17, to examine a wide selection of publications from the Lubavitch publishing house, Kehot Publication Society.
Headquarters | Thursday, January 2, 2003
At the University of Michigan, latke stands adorning the college campus are one venue Rabbi Alter Goldstein is using to reach many of the university's six thousand Jewish students throughout the holiday.
S. Olidort | Headquarters | Wednesday, December 4, 2002
Thousands of children nationwide will soon be checking the post for their Chanukah gelt and gifts. Sponsored by an anonymous donor, the gifts and gelt will go to children of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim under the age of 13.
Headquarters | Sunday, November 10, 2002
Thousands of guests at the annual banquet of the Chabad Lubavitch International Conference of Shluchim listened attentively as 12 year-old Motti Shochet of London, England addressed the crowd.
R. Wineberg | Headquarters | Wednesday, November 6, 2002
Filling the largest convention hall in Brooklyn beyond capacity, the 2,000-plus Chabad-Lubavitch representatives from around the world paid moving tribute to the legacy of the Lubavitcher Rebbe at last night's Banquet Dinner at the Brooklyn Marriott Hotel.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Monday, November 4, 2002
HAWAII-- Three Jews filming for the Miss America Beauty Pageant found themselves stranded on this island in the Pacific Ocean as Yom Kippur set in.
S. Olidort | Headquarters | Wednesday, September 18, 2002
Itï¿œs the third year in a row that a young girl, raised in a secular home in this upper class Chicago suburb, has been coming to Chabad for Yom Kippur services.
S. Olidort | Headquarters | Wednesday, September 18, 2002
In response to numerous inquiries, Lubavitch World Headquarters has issued a clarification that the L'Chaim To Life! telethon originating from Los Angeles on August 25, is a project exclusively of Chabad of California.
Headquarters | Monday, August 26, 2002
Twenty-three percent of all the Orthodox synagogues in the United States are Chabad-Lubavitch, says a recent survey by the American Jewish Committee.
Baila Olidort | Headquarters | Thursday, August 22, 2002
In the age of anthrax threats and sinister emails, this is one piece of mail that people will be delighted to open.
S. Olidort | Headquarters | Saturday, July 27, 2002
One hundred thirty rabbinical students will begin a summer tour of duty reaching out to Jewish communities worldwide.
Headquarters | Sunday, July 14, 2002
Thousands of children around the world will participate in a day camp program that has become a "rite of passage" of sorts.
B. Olidort | Headquarters | Friday, July 12, 2002
Headquarters | Tuesday, November 21, 2006
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