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Philanthropist Bogolubov Celebrates Birth of Grandson By Giving

In honor of the birth of his grandson, Jewish philanthropist Mr. Gennady Bogolubov will give $500 to every Chabad representative. Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky of Lubavitch Headquarters announced the gift

Mendy Rimler | News Briefs | Monday, January 31, 2011

Despite Anti-Semitism on UK Campuses, Jewish Activity Gains Momentum

Twenty six men and women, Chabad Shluchim representing almost every major campus in the UK, met earlier this week to discuss vital issues confronting Jewish students today.

Mendy Rimler | News Briefs | Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jewish Teens Learn Jewish Pride

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 | News Briefs | Monday, December 13, 2010

Free To Be Jewish . . . Or Free to Assimilate?

Exactly a year to the day since Britian’s Supreme Court overrode Jewish religious law in determining Jewish identity, questions about Jewish identity loom large.

News Briefs | Friday, December 3, 2010

A Renovated Mikvah for Mumbai’s Jewish Community

The recent work on the Mikvah, which was funded by local business people, is part of the Gechtman’s efforts to resume the work of the Holtzbergs, serving visiting business people, travelers, and the local community.

Mendy Rimler | News Briefs | Monday, November 29, 2010

Books in Review

Kehot Publication Society, the publishing arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, has released new volume in its acclaimed Hasidic Heritage Series.

Mordechai Lightstone | News Briefs | Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chabad of Northwestern University Menorah Vandalized

According to Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein, director of the Tannenbaum Chabad House and Chabad Lubavitch representative to Northwestern since 1985, the event shocked everyone. In his 25 years at Northwestern, Klein claims he has never experienced an anti-semitic act on this scale before.

Mordechai Lightstone | News Briefs | Monday, November 1, 2010

Australian Chabad Community Celebrates 100 Years Down Under

Chabad representatives of every state in Australia were joined by Member of Federal Parliament Mr. Michael Danby M.P., and Mr. Mordechai Feiglin, Sunday, October 17, at a gala celebrating the centennial year of Chabad in Australia.

News Briefs | Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kosher Culture: Jewish, Muslim Students Cook in Sydney

60 Jewish and Muslim school children cooked side by side Wednesday in Bondi’s Our Big Kitchen, a Chabad run community kitchen in Sydney, Australia.

Mendy Rimler | News Briefs | Friday, October 8, 2010

Mrs. Esty Cohen, Chabad Representative, Age 33

The daughter of Chabad Shluchim, Esty was born and raised in Albany, NY where her parents, Rabbi Yisroel and Rochel Rubin lead Chabad of the Capital District.

News Briefs | Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rome Officials Join Chabad Rep in City Sukkah

On Monday, September 27th, dozens of dignitaries joined Rabbi Yitzhak Hazan, Chabad representative to Rome, Italy, for the "Sukkah of Peace" inauguration ceremony.

Yaacov Behrman | News Briefs | Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kyrgyzstan Government Promises Security for Jewish Community

The president confirmed that she read Rabbi Raichman’s letter, and “promised appropriate security for the Jewish community,” said Berkowitz

Yaacov Behrman | News Briefs | Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Tauber, Holocaust Survivor, Age 74

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Tauber, 74, a Holocaust survivor and Chabad Chasid, passed away Yom Kippur morning at Sheba Hospital in the Tel HaShomer Medical Center after a long illness.

News Briefs | Monday, September 20, 2010

New Zealand Chabad House Gets Green Sign After Earthquake

The Chabad House has been inspected and approved by local authorities for use after last week’s major earthquake caused damage to the city’s roads and buildings.

Mendy Rimler | News Briefs | Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New Zealand Synagogue Spared Damage by Earthquake

(lubavitch.com) Only a few days before the worst earthquake to hit New Zealand in 80 years struck, renovations on the Canterbury Hebrew Synagogue were completed.

Mendy Rimler | News Briefs | Sunday, September 5, 2010

Kohl’s Competition Ends, 11 Chabad Schools Win Most Votes

(lubavitch.com) Eleven out of the top 20 schools garnering the greatest number of votes in Kohl’s Cares school competition, are Chabad-affiliated schools.

News Briefs | Saturday, September 4, 2010

Kosher Comes to Bradley University

This fall, Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois will be building two new kosher kitchens—one dairy, and one meat—to better accommodate its staff, faculty and 285 Jewish students.

Mendy Rimler | News Briefs | Friday, September 3, 2010

Kehot Releases Special Tribute to Teachers and Educators

The Educator’s Privilege, newly released by Kehot Publication Society, offers guidance and inspiration for educators from the talks and correspondences of the Lubavitcher Rebbe...

News Briefs | Monday, August 30, 2010

Dnepropetrovsk Jewish Community Targets City's 16-30 Year Olds

Poster ads in Dnepropetrovsk’s main drags call on the city’s Jewish 16-30 year olds with the promise of $1000 UAH if they join a one-month Judaic studies course.

News Briefs | Friday, August 27, 2010

Gan Israel Teenager Administers CPR, Saves Life

A counselor who had just returned from a summer at Camp Gan Israel of Alpharetta, GA came to the rescue at an Engelwood Cliffs, New Jersey gas station, when a 19 year old girl collapsed on site.

Mordechai Lightstone | News Briefs | Thursday, August 19, 2010

Will Kiwis Kill Kosher?

Now that a New Zealand court has granted a temporary stay on the country’s kosher slaughter ban, chicken soup might return to Rabbi Shmuel and Henna Kopel’s Shabbat table at Chabad of Otago.

R.C. Berman | News Briefs | Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Big Lots Donates $100,000 to Chabad House

News Briefs | Friday, July 2, 2010

Republican Challenger, Joel Pollak Inspired by Jewish Values

Joel Pollak, the Republican nominee for Chicago’s 9th district, is thinking big. As a conservative candidate who once fought for a leftist agenda, he believes the country

Amihai Zippor | News Briefs | Sunday, June 27, 2010

Local Chabad Center Leads Challah Baking Workshop for Deaf

Fun and tradition know no language barriers, as members of the Jewish Deaf community of Riverside discovered at a recent Challah-making workshop.

News Briefs | Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Saturday Night Face-Off at Yankee Stadium

Foreman, a Yarmulka clad observant Jew, is part of the IYYUN Chabad community in Brooklyn. He wears Tzizit, and wraps Tefilin daily. He is also studying to become a rabbi and hopes to be finished within three years.

Yaacov Behrman | News Briefs | Wednesday, June 2, 2010