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Friday, February 4, 2011
Under a simple brick dome in Hamadan, south of Teheran, are two beautiful wooden tomb-boxes bearing a Hebrew inscription.
News | Thursday, February 3, 2011
They left family and fort behind, but for five days of workshops and sessions, these Chabad representatives were exhorted to remember their primary focus: family.
Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, January 31, 2011
When Devorah Freundlich, 13, of Beijing, China, is not busy with her schoolwork, she’s popping cakes out of the oven in her mom’s kitchen. They are custom cakes—dolls, police trucks, snowmobiles
Laima Barber | News | Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Rabbi Kotlarsky and a delegation from the Jewish community met with Hungarian President Pál Schmitt. In their hour-long meeting, they discussed the need for increased education to help combat growing anti-Semitism in Hungary.
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Wednesday, December 29, 2010
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Depending on where you stand in the Carmel region, the scent of wood smoke is still in the air. If it weren't for the destruction it represents, the scent would be holiday-like, appealing.
R. C. Berman | News | Tuesday, December 7, 2010
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A delegation of 65 Israeli students and professionals from Beit Shemesh, Israel headed by acting Mayor Meir Balaish...
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Friday, November 26, 2010
Last Sunday, November 21, 700 guests joined the National Committee For Furtherance of Jewish Education at a 70 year anniversary celebration Chelsea Piers Pier 60.
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Thursday, November 25, 2010
Residents of historical New Albany, Ohio will soon welcome the Lori Schottenstein Chabad Center for a Jewish Tomorrow, a stately Georgian structure located in the heart of the quaint village.
Mendy Rimler | News | Wednesday, November 24, 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.
News | Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Hundreds of students from universities worldwide spent a weekend of inspiration and fun at Chabad's world headquarters....
Thursday, October 28, 2010
The children enjoyed an hour-long Basketball clinic with the national ranked team, and an exclusive tour of the locker room. Each child received a gift—a photo of the team, autographed by every player and the head coach.
News | Monday, October 25, 2010
Rabbi Moishe Kievman, Chabad representative in Highland Lakes, who co-directs the program together with his wife, Layah, says the school has grown by word-of-mouth. Children and their parents seem to love it.
Mendy Rimler | News | Monday, October 18, 2010
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Sunday, October 10, 2010
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 | Friday, October 8, 2010
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The president confirmed that she read Rabbi Raichman’s letter, and “promised appropriate security for the Jewish community,” said Berkowitz
Yaacov Behrman | News | Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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On Ms Keneally’s last visit to the kosher kitchen, she was suffering from a head cold. The following day she received a package at her office in Governor Macquarie Tower.
News | Monday, August 23, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
A shuttered bankers’ training facility will soon reopen as Chabad’s Jewish community retreat center in Sydney’s North Shore.
R.C. Berman | News | Monday, August 9, 2010
Smolensk, the capital city of the Smolensk Region, located on the Dnieper River some 360 kilometers (224 mi) west-southwest of Moscow, home to approximately 5000 Jews, will soon have its own mikvah.
News | Friday, August 6, 2010
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This past year, on an average Friday night, a combined total of 7,000 students took their seats at Chabad on Campus for Shabbat dinner. Some 3,479 students attended one or more of 408 Jewish study classes
R. C. Berman | News | Monday, July 5, 2010
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(lubavitch.com) Rabbi Chaim Mendelsohn was invited on behalf of the Canadian Federation of Chabad Lubavitch to an exclusive Garden Party with Queen Elizabeth as well as Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
News | Sunday, July 4, 2010
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Some 350 Chabad rabbis from around the world came together last week for the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute conference held on the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University in Downtown Brooklyn. Now in its 12th year...
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Hundreds of Jewish community residents joined the procession as they danced from the town’s main street to the Jewish community center.
News | Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Germany’s kosher consumers can now enjoy a full line of locally produced boutique cheeses and milk that come from a small dairy farm near the major Northern city of Hamburg
S. Fridman | News | Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky greets Major General Carver
Friday, May 21, 2010
Chabad representative to Salonica said he refuses to become intimidated after vandals desecrated the city’s Jewish cemetery, spraying anti-Semitic graffiti on headstones and the cemetery’s walls on Friday...
News | Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Mr. Sharansky met with Baila Olidort, editor of Lubavitch News Service in his office at the Jewish Agency’s headquarters in Jerusalem, where he talked about his vision, his respect for Chabad’s model of outreach, and the moral ambiguities he discovered in freedom.
News | Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Holocaust survivors and Brooklyn community members commemorated Victory Day, Sunday, May 9, at the Holocaust Memorial Park on Emmons Avenue in Brooklyn
News | Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
400 participants enjoy a concert with music superstar Chaim Dovid. Photo Credit: Mr. Henry Benjamin
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Friday, April 30, 2010
Vladimir Nikolaevitch Khomenko was inaugurated as the city’s new Governor at a ceremony April 27, at the Chernigov regional administration. The event was attended by religious leaders of different faiths.
News | Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
This year, school break in Nigeria coincided with Passover. For Chabad Rabbi Shlomo Bentolila, Chief Rabbi of Central Africa, it provided an opportunity too obvious to ignore
Yaacov Behrman | News | Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Rabbi Moshe Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo in Agoura Hills
Friday, April 9, 2010
Despite widespread damage in January caused by Peru’s worst flooding in five years, with numerous access roads closed, Chabad-Lubavitch hosted some 700 guests for its Passover Seders in Cusco.
News | Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Stocked with Passover Matzos and informative literature, the students worked up a Passover spirit on the streets of Chicago.
Mendy Rimler | News | Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
New among the workshops and panels at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, was Judaism 2.0.
Staff Writer | News | Friday, March 19, 2010
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The first stop for all is the security checkpoint just outside of Rikers Island. Photo identifications are reviewed and clearance is given to proceed forward.
Yosef Shidler | News | Thursday, March 4, 2010
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Heads of some of Chabad-Lubavitch's most influential programs silenced their Blackberries and shared their strategies for building Jewish life with sixteen students of the Hornstein Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University.
R. C. Berman | News | Monday, February 22, 2010
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At Chabad’s recent Attorneys and Law Students Networking Event, 75 students got to know powerbrokers like real-estate mogul and attorney Leon Charney, Jones Day partner Andy Green,
Rivka Chaya Berman | News | Thursday, January 21, 2010
Prince Michael of Kent visited the Chabad Nariman house in Mumbai, India on Wednesday, January 20. A first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the grandson of King George V,
Yaacov Behrman | News | Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
In Parkland, Florida, two airplanes were being filled with provisions for children in a Haitian orphanage. Jerry Lowenstein has been sponsoring these children for years, visiting monthly with supplies.
Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Under Manhattan’s dazzling lights, Holocaust survivors met Tuesday at the Cooper Square Hotel’s magnificent penthouse, where they were joined by donors and volunteers in celebration and support of Ivolunteer.
Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, January 14, 2010
Israeli Knesset Member Binyamin Ben-Eliezer visited the ravaged Mumbai Chabad House in India earlier this week.
News | Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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Friday, January 8, 2010
Guma Aguiar is making up for lost time. Last week, the young billionaire sprinted through blizzard conditions in Russia and Ukraine, tracing the early history of Chabad in Haditch, where its founder, Rabbi Schneur
B. Olidort | News | Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
(lubavitch.com) Once a week, Benzion Hershcovich leaves his house at the crack of dawn while his wife and children are still asleep. The twenty-something rabbi heads out to a local dairy farm where he gets kosher milk.
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Friday, January 1, 2010
Monday, December 28, 2009
On a recent Friday night, Rabbi Shmuly Weiss and his wife Rashi were guests in their own Montreal home. Roles were reversed as university students at Chabad of McGill became the masters of ceremony during
David Lipson | News | Monday, December 21, 2009
Two hundred people showed up at Buckhurst Hill Chabad to watch the lightning of a 7 foot menorah built out of clear piping filled with 65 Litres of Single Malt Scotch.
Yaacov Behrman | News | Tuesday, December 15, 2009
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Gordon M., 36, is an inmate at a Virginia prison where he recently participated in a yeshiva program. The three-day intensive Torah study experience, he says, were “the happiest and most joyful days in my last ten years of incarceration.”
Levi Margolin | News | Monday, November 30, 2009
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Moshe Zvi Holtzberg entered the party tent in Kfar Chabad, a suburb of Tel Aviv, escorted by his two grandmothers and his nursemaid Sandra Samuel.
Barbara Sofer | News | Thursday, November 19, 2009
Partners in the growth of Chabad, lay leaders typically bond with the families of the shluchim and form deep and mutually meaningful friendships.
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Monday, November 16, 2009
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 | News | Monday, November 16, 2009
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 | News | Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
(lubavitch.com) Under a chilly, night sky, colleagues of slain emissaries to Mumbai--Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg--danced intensely with a newly completed Torah. Leading the way under the canopy were leaders of Chabad-Lubavitch and the fathers of Gabi and Rivky, who moments earlier inscribed the final letters in the Torah for their children
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Friday, November 13, 2009
At the University of Connecticut, fresh loaves of Challah serve as a bond for the students and local seniors. In conjunction with Jewish fraternity...
R. C. Lundy | News | Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Three youths will be arraigned Friday morning in connection with Tuesday’s break-in at the Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Cod. The local teenagers are accused of vandalizing the synagogue, pulling a charity box off the wall, smashing doors, and throwing phylacteries on the floor.
Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, November 5, 2009
This past June, Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin received notice from Buckingham Palace that he was selected for a prestigious honor, to be bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II
Dvora Lakein | News | Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tzitzis and yarmulka clad Levi Yitzchok Spiegel is the only Jew on the Fireballs soccer team in Eugene, Oregon. Levi...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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Israel’s Consul General in New York, Assaf Shariv, was a guest at the sukkah of Rabbi Mendel Sharfstein, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Wednesday evening.
News | Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
When Randi Luxenberg was planning her 25th wedding anniversary, she came up with a gift idea for her husband, Arthur that was anything but same old, same old:
S. Fridman | News | Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Several hours before Rosh Hashanah set in, Chabad Rabbi Shlomo Bentolila found himself in the offices of Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Dvora Lakein | News | Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, joined the city’s Mayor Ivan Kulichenko, Chief Rabbi of Dnepropetrovsk and the Dnepropetrovsk region Shmuel Kaminezki, and Mr. Gennady Bogolubov..
S. Fridman | News | Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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On Sunday, September 13, 2009, Chabad of Central Cascades welcomed a new Torah scroll.
Yaacov Behrman | News | Thursday, September 17, 2009
Rabbi Berry Farkash, Chabad representative, to the Central Cascades, Washington, parades with the new Torah...
Thursday, September 17, 2009
On a recent field trip with south Tel Aviv’s Camp Neve Eliezer, eighty children, all clad in shorts, sandals, and matching baseball caps, clapped and laughed at the antics of “Itchele...
Sarah Bronson | News | Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Shofar Factories are popping up in cities across the globe, attracting children to explore the significance of the shofar and the holiday it represents...
Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, September 14, 2009
In this week's Flashback! lubavitch.com presents a news release dated 1969 announcing Chabad's purchase of its first campus center located adjacent to the UCLA campus.
News | Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
KTLA Morning News (LA’s #1 Morning Show) featured LA Laker Ron Artest, shooting hoops for Chabad.
News | Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
The Maharal had an influence on many streams of Jewish thought, including Chasidism, and especially on Chabad Chasidism. Indeed, the founder of Chabad, Reb Schneur Zalman of Liadi, was a direct descendant of the Maharal.
Baila Olidort | News | Monday, September 7, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
It has been a long and smoky week in Southern California as firefighters valiantly battle the area’s largest-ever fire and residents race to safety. With 58,000 hectares of land charred, fire officials are now declaring 38 percent containment.
Dvora Lakein | News | Friday, September 4, 2009
Undefeated junior welterweight Dimitry "Star of David" Salita was married yesterday to Alona Aharonov, of West...
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Some 10,000 visitors descended on Staten Island's South Beach this past Sunday, for the annual Staten Island Russian Fest. Browsing the booths...
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 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 | News | Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
A newly renovated Chabad center in Palermo Soho, a popular bohemian neighborhood of Buenos Aires's Palermo Viejo area, drew several hundred locals to the building's formal dedication last Thursday.
Staff Writer | News | Monday, August 24, 2009
On Thursday, Aug. 13, Canada's Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Peter MacKay visited CFB Borden. While...
Thursday, August 20, 2009
With almost 600 attendees, this year’s assembly brought together more participants than all three previous retreats combined. It was a stunning success....
Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Last week, Chabad representative to Cusco, Peru, Rabbi Ofer Kripor, led a group of 12 travelers, far removed from ordinary distractions of cell phones and emails in the study of the Ten Sefirot in Urubamba, Peru.
News | Monday, August 17, 2009
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While en route from Chicago to Minneapolis last weekend, three guys in a Dodge Sprinter heard about a small town halfway to their destination...
Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, August 12, 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 | News | Monday, August 10, 2009
The decorated Dodge Sprinter promises to be a traffic stopper this summer as it makes its way from New York to...
Saturday, August 8, 2009
On that fateful day, thousands of bloodthirsty Arabs carrying knives, hatchets and pitchforks rampaged through the streets of Hebron hunting Jews for slaughter. With cries of "Slaughter the Jews” and “Allahu Akbar,” the mob broke homes, tortured, raped and murdered men, women and children.
Yaacov Behrman | News | Wednesday, August 5, 2009
When an Israeli traveler, Ami-Chai Shtainmitz, was discovered missing in India, Chabad rabbinical students Levi Pekar and Yehuda Kirsh took an active role in organizing search parties. This is part three of Levi's Manali diary, exclusive to lubavitch.com .
Levi Pekar | News | Tuesday, August 4, 2009
A new Chabad center in an unlikely Toronto neighborhood is getting noticed for its unique Hebrew arts school. Chabad of York Mills quietly opened before the 2007 Jewish high holidays in the northern suburb home to more than 7,300 Jews of various denominations.
D. Lipson | News | Monday, August 3, 2009
It was a record breaking pre-fast meal Wednesday evening, as 75 backpackers took their final meal before the Tisha b'Av fast at the Chabad center in Cusco, Peru.
News | Friday, July 31, 2009
Nine weeks ago, Josh Weinstein packed up his blue Corolla for the 284-mile drive from Norfolk, Virginia to Morristown, New Jersey. The semester at Virginia Wesleyan College had just ended, and Weinstein, an English professor at the school, was gearing up for some study of his own: Yeshiva-style.
Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, July 29, 2009
What’s a successful entrepreneur doing sponsoring the publication of an esoteric, Chasidic discourse? Or repairing the gravesite of its author in some remote Ukrainian townlet? Mouli Cohen , 51, who made his fortune as an investor in biotechnology and hi-tech enterprises, believes in “giving back.” And he wants to give back to Chabad, he says, because of what Chabad gives to the world.
S. Fridman | News | Monday, July 27, 2009
An Israeli search team is expected to arrive in India on Monday, to search for a 24-year-old Israeli backpacker missing in the Parvati Valley area. Last Tuesday , 24 year-old Ami-Chai Shtainmitz and a friend set out on a one-day trek from the village of Khirganga. The two split up at some point, but when Shtainmitz did not return, his friend notified Israeli authorities. In the meantime, Chabad rabbinical students in Manali are leading local search teams.
Levi Pekar | News | Sunday, July 26, 2009
Sunday, July 26, marks the anniversary of the passing, of Rabbi Isaac Luria on the fifth of the Hebrew month of Av.
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Sunday, July 26, 2009
Rabbi Hanoch Hecht from Chabad Dutchess Rabbi Yitzchok Hecht from Chabad of Ulster county & his son Mendel met Attorney...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Three Chabad rabbinical students will be easily spotted this summer as they make their way from New York to California in an unusually decorated Dodge Sprinter.
News | Thursday, July 16, 2009
A year ago, when the Chabad community in Vancouver gathered to initiate the writing of a new Torah for the Jewish Center, I thought to myself – why? We had a perfectly serviceable Torah – albeit borrowed – why would we need one of our own? I just didn’t get it. Yet, the excitement for this project was palpable – almost as if the birth of a child was upon us.
Stephanie Hatton / photos: Ilona M LaRue/Studio Lumiere Contemporary Lifestyle Photography | News | Thursday, July 16, 2009
For Rabbi Chaim Shmaya Wilhelm , a son of Portland, returning to his hometown for a summer of study is only natural. This August, Wilhelm and six young rabbis will descend on America’s greenest city with Talmudic tracts and Torah books, ready to study with local businessmen, students, and professionals. The much-anticipated Oregon Yeshiva Experience attracted 60 students last year; this year Wilhelm hopes to push the number to 100. With promises of “study with Moses, Maimonides, and a couple of guys from Brooklyn,” Wilhelm is setting up yeshiva-shop in this northwestern city.
Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, July 9, 2009
The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Ms. Quentin Bryce AC , paid a visit last week to The Yeshiva Centre – Chabad NSW Headquarters in Sydney.
News | Wednesday, July 8, 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 | News | Monday, July 6, 2009
107 Israeli boys orphans were honored at a moving bar mitzvah ceremony Monday, at the Western Wall. Colel Chabad's...
Monday, July 6, 2009
107 Israeli orphans were honored at a moving bar mitzvah ceremony Monday, at the Western Wall. Colel Chabad’s annual Bar Mitzvah Project sponsored the gala bar mitzvah with a full reception at the Jerusalem Convention Center, marking the boys’ right of passage in dignity and celebration.
Zalman Nelson | News | Wednesday, July 1, 2009
(lubavitch.com) On a historic first state visit to Azerbaijan, Israel’s President Shimon Peres’s itinerary included a visit to the local Jewish community.
News | Monday, June 29, 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 | News | 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 | News | Monday, June 29, 2009
In 1942, the Jewish community was entrenched in the ghetto and Sarah Koll had the dire (and accurate) premonition that life was about to get much worse. She instructed her eight-year old daughter, Paula to take care of her younger brother, should bad come to worse.
News | Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Since 2005, the Atlanta Smicha Program has ordained 32 rabbis (including this year’s crop of eight students) in a unique combination of rigorous personal study and community instruction. In addition to standard Jewish law and ethics, the students also completed a course of “practical rabbinics,” including public speaking, fundraising, and counseling.
Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, June 18, 2009
“Unity is necessary for receiving the Torah. It is the condition for our survival,” asserted Rabbi Israel Meir Lau , survivor of Buchenwald and former Chief Rabbi of Israel.
Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Some 300 guests, among them community leaders, members and well wishers turned out last Sunday to celebrate the dedication of the new Chabad Educational Center of Northwest NJ.
News | Friday, June 12, 2009
Bonfires at overnight camps throughout the country will have spare marshmallows and graham crackers this summer. Day camps are scrounging for campers and parents are searching for scholarships.
Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, June 8, 2009
Five miles south of Tel Aviv and near Ben Gurion airport is Israel’s modern day version of Anatevka, complete with agricultural fields, milk cows, numerous educational institutions, more than 8,000 Chasidic Jews, and the headquarters of Chabad-Lubavitch in the Holy Land.
Zalman Nelson | News | Thursday, June 4, 2009
First grade students at the Ohr Avner-Chabad School in Tashkent, Uzbekistan performed for family members, showed off their Hebrew language skills, and received their own prayer books at a traditional Mesibat HaSiddur ceremony to mark an important milestone in Jewish education – achieving basic Hebrew proficiency.
Zalman Nelson | News | Tuesday, June 2, 2009
When they’re not monitoring Hebron’s network of anti-terrorist security cameras and gathering intelligence, female soldiers of the (IDF) stationed here love to hang out with Batsheva Cohen . The dynamic Chabad representative bakes challah with the soldiers, explores questions of Jewish identity, and infuses their tour of duty here with a joyfully Jewish experience.
Zalman Nelson | News | Monday, June 1, 2009
In a meeting Monday between Russia's Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar and President Dmitry Medvedev , Russia’s Jewish students were granted permission to postpone upcoming state exams conflictingly scheduled for the first day of the Shavuot holiday.
Zalman Nelson | News | Thursday, May 21, 2009
Chabad’s mitzvah-smart mobile was a sight in contrasts at last week’s Cannes Film Festival. During the week-long event, the city’s normal population numbers of 70,000 swells to 200,000. Many were pleased to meet up with Chabad, and welcomed the offer to do a mitzvah and take a few minutes to reflect amid the endless partying.
News | Thursday, May 21, 2009
After two months of relief from the constant barrage of Hamas launched rockets, Sderot’s silence was shattered and Israel’s south went back on high alert late Tuesday afternoon when a Kassam rocket landed in a residential neighborhood, lighting injuring a resident and sending people into shock.
Zalman Nelson | News | Wednesday, May 20, 2009
R. C. Lundy | News | Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Sunday’s fourth annual Israel Day Festival in Hanover, Germany drew more than 1000 local Jews and featured Jewish, Israeli, religious and cultural attractions, including a popular booth from Chabad-Lubavitch of Hanover.
Zalman Nelson | News | Tuesday, May 19, 2009
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(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 | News | Monday, May 11, 2009
Every 20 seconds, another bus arrives at Mt. Meron in Israel’s Upper Galillee. Lag B’Omer, which begins Monday night, is one of the liveliest days in Israel, and Miron, where the second century mystic, Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, author of the Zohar , who died on this day was buried, becomes a magnet for some 400,000 visitors.
Zalman Nelson | News | Monday, May 11, 2009
News | Monday, May 11, 2009
More than 150 French Jews filled the Chabad Center for French Speakers in Jerusalem’s Gilo neighborhood on Thursday night to celebrate the Second Passover and its message of “It’s never too late” with Rabbi Yitzchok Chaviv .
Zalman Nelson | News | Sunday, May 10, 2009
At least 100 community representatives from districts and faiths across Singapore participated in a government sponsored seminar on the fundamentals of Judaism and Jewish practice presented by the local Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries and rabbinical students.
Zalman Nelson | News | Friday, May 1, 2009
Sinai Scholars Society, a joint program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute and Chabad-on-Campus seeks to promote greater engagement in Jewish education for college students. Students are admitted by application process to its intensive, semester-long Jewish study program that offers in-depth levels of Jewish education and follow-up study opportunities like this conference.
News | Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Rabbi Shimon Rosenberg , father of Rifka Holtzberg who was murdered alongside her husband Rabbi Gabriel Holtzberg during the attack on the Chabad House in Mumbai last year, addressed a Memorial Day ceremony at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
Zalman Nelson | News | Tuesday, April 28, 2009
What’s it like to study in a yeshiva setting? Some 30 students at Binghamton University got an approximation of the traditional yeshiva model of Talmud and Jewish philosophy study this past Sunday as they paired up with rabbinical students from the central Chabad yeshiva in New York, and split hairs over Talmudic minutiae.
S. Fridman | News | Monday, April 27, 2009
(lubavitch.com) Rabbi Mendel Jacobs, Scotland’s only Scottish Rabbi and Minsiter of Synagogue -Shul In The Park, who is also Chabad emissary, visited the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this week to lead the Time For Reflection for the Parliament.
News | Friday, April 24, 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 | News | Thursday, April 23, 2009
(lubavitch.com) Tensions fomented inside the UN conference in Geneva on Monday when delegates walked out as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the platform to condemn Israel and the West. Outside, Jewish students and diplomats found a blessed antidote to the Iranian president’s hatefulness, as they were greeted at The Jewish Welcome Center.
Zalman Nelson | News | Monday, April 20, 2009
The seders in Mumbai were part of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch Passover campaign funded by the support of philanthropists, including Mr. George Rohr and Mr. Guma Aguiar . A special grant for the Indian seders was made by Australian philanthropist, Rabbi Joseph Gutnick .
News | Monday, April 20, 2009
News | Sunday, April 12, 2009
(lubavitch.com) As part of an inspection of local schools and educational initiatives his administration hopes to implement as they tackle the city’s scholastic challenges, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and several members of his staff made a three hour visit to Chabad’s Ir Ganim - Jerusalem school last week.
Zalman Nelson | News | Monday, March 30, 2009
(lubavitch.com) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper sported a blue kippah tonight as he helped cut the ribbon at a new Lubavitch synagogue in Toronto, which has been more than 20 years in the making.
lubavitch.com Staff Writer | News | Thursday, March 26, 2009
India’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr. Nirupam Sen , visited the Holtzberg family in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon to offer his condolences. The Ambassador said it was important for his country that a representative of the Indian government extend personal condolences to the family of Gabi and Rivki Holtzberg , murdered last November in the Mumbai terror attacks.
Baila Olidort | News | Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Known affectionately as "Reb Mottel the Shochet”, he was the sole ritual slaughterer, or shochet, in Moscow during the last two decades of Communist rule.
Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, March 25, 2009
How do parents of a severely challenged 12 year old girl celebrate their daughter’s bat mitzvah? The question was poignantly relevant for Rabbi Moshe Meir and Pnina Lipszyc, Chabad representatives to Ft. Lauderdale, who have cultivated a lively Jewish community over nearly two decades while raising their special needs children under extraordinary circumstances.
Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Snow still covers the campground on Perch Lake Road, but for Rabbi Yitzchok Steinmetz , summer is already underway. The director of Camp L’man Achai has been gearing up for the camp season since October and now finds himself in a flurry of applications. The camp, which recently earned ACA accreditation, offers a unique niche in a world where there are camps to fill every interest.
Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, March 19, 2009
Rabbi Levi Yitzhak Schneerson (1878-1944), the former chief rabbi of Dnepropetrovsk, on Sunday became Ukraine’s first spiritual leader to have his life commemorated with a public memorial during a ceremony at his former home in downtown Dnepropetrovsk. Schneerson was the father of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of blessed memory.
Zalman Nelson | News | Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sun. Surf. Scuba. Nightlife. Ancient Mayan civilization. Ancient Persian history. Ancient Persian History? Well yes, if you are spending Purim with Chabad in Cancun.
Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, March 9, 2009
The Jewish festival of Purim begins sundown on Monday, but the celebrations and preparations in Israel have been underway since the start of the month. Candy displays and colorful costumes of characters, modern and ancient have filled the shop windows for weeks. Days before the holiday, young and old costumed characters—pirates, superheroes, princesses and cowboys—take to the streets with parades, parties and carnivals.
Zalman Nelson | News | Monday, March 9, 2009
Gossip columns may plaster the internet and paper newsstands. But is this commerce of secrets permissible according to Jewish or American tradition?
Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, January 29, 2009
The Jewish community united in mourning Tuesday, upon the passing of Rabbi David B. Hollander. Rabbi Hollander, who at his death was the leader of the Hebrew Alliance in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, also served as rabbi at the Mount Eden Synagogue in the Bronx and was the former president of the Rabbinical Council of America. The 96-year old was the oldest full-time pulpit rabbi in the world.
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Wednesday, January 21, 2009
(lubavitch.com) Hundreds of the IDF's Givati soldiers on duty outside Gaza participated in a grand Torah dedication ceremony on Tuesday. The event, made possible by Aguda L'maan Hachayal, sought to recognize the soldiers and their dedication
Zalman Nelson | News | Wednesday, January 21, 2009
(lubavitch.com) Under sultry beats of café jazz and club electronica, a string of young women strutted down the catwalk, as lithe and stone-faced as contestants on "America's Next Top Model." They wore playful confections made of gauzy fabric and delicate trim. The bohemian chic skirts and couture-style gowns they modeled looked well suited to the fashion week tents of New York or Milan.
Jennifer Bleyer | News | Thursday, January 15, 2009
People use the expression ‘out of this world,’ and I never understood it before,” says Lauren Kraft, a senior at Arizona State University. “But this was definitely an out of this world experience: it was like an eight-day Shabbat.”
Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, January 12, 2009
As IDF soldier's prepare to enter Gaza, Chabad representatives give them an inspiring sendoff with gifts of food, extra clothing, and specially printed prayer books designed to fit in their uniform pockets.
News | Monday, January 5, 2009
How does one plan a brit milah under the rain of mortar shells? Who will manage to get a minyan together, a mohel , let alone a festive meal, under the cacophony of red alert sirens and rockets that explode at random?
Miriam Davids | News | Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Five flames danced in defiance Thursday evening against the Indian sky, as the Chanukah menorah was lit at the Gateway of India, Mumbai’s most famous monument.
Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, December 25, 2008
(lubavitch.com)-- Freezing temperatures and icy winds whipped Liberty Island off the New York harbor Tuesday night. Hardly a night for a boat ride with the kids, and several hundred adults and children, plus distinguished city and state officials came out into the cold to celebrate a unique Chanukah lighting.
Miriam Davids | News | Tuesday, December 23, 2008
A huge crowd of about ten-thousand people gathered in Kfar Chabad, Israel, Tuesday afternoon to remember the lives of Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg
Sarah Bronson | News | Tuesday, December 2, 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 | News | Monday, November 24, 2008
(lubavitch.com) Going into the Chabad-on-Campus International Shabbaton in Brooklyn, I didn’t think that Chabad could attract enough students to match the success at last year’s Shabbaton. After all, our country is suffering from economic troubles.
News | Friday, November 14, 2008
(lubavitch.com) Roey Sadan , a 26-year-old old Israeli, was looking for adventure after he had finished his mandatory three years in the Israeli Army. Looking to explore the world and to expand his horizons, he took a job to pay for his travel expenses.
Mordechai Lightstone | News | Wednesday, November 5, 2008
News | Sunday, October 26, 2008
(lubavitch.com) Chabad-Lubavitch of Prague launched the Maharal Institute last week, dedicated to the legacy of Rabbi Yehuda Loew , the Maharal of Prague.
Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, September 25, 2008
(lubavitch.com) With heartfelt appeals and joyful performances from a diverse group of celebrity guests, the 2008 Chabad "To Life" Telethon generated more than $8 million for the charity.
Bradford Wiss | News | Monday, September 15, 2008
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Staff Writer | News | Thursday, July 24, 2008
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(lubavitch.com) It’s not every day that an American film actor hangs out with somebody else’s children, let alone children living in a danger zone. That’s what Jon Voight did Tuesday.
News | Tuesday, May 13, 2008
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News | Friday, May 9, 2008
Israel’s President Shimon Peres was joined Thursday morning by Warsaw’s Chabad Jewish community leaders at Poland’s Belvedere Presidential Palace as he inscribed the final letters in a new Torah scroll.
News | Thursday, April 17, 2008
News | Friday, April 11, 2008
Rabbi Shmuly Brown of Tzivos Hashem in Dnepropetrovsk, trains Chabad rabbinical students before they embark on a 3,700 kilometer tour in Ukraine, with the model matzah bakery.
News | Wednesday, April 9, 2008
As Passover nears, Israel's largest food bank, Colel Chabad, prepares holiday provisions for 25,000 families in the country. For the full story, click here.
News | Thursday, March 27, 2008
As Chabad Houses from San Francisco to Sydney continue to send us their photos, it's clear that Purim falling on Friday this year, didn't slow the partying with Chabad one bit.
News | Thursday, March 27, 2008
News | Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Two thousand students from four southern California colleges partied to a live band and snapped up Purim mitzvahs until 3 AM at a Chabad sponsored mega event that earned its billing as the “biggest Jewish party in LA – Ever.”
R. C. Berman | News | Monday, March 24, 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.
News | Monday, March 17, 2008
News | Saturday, March 15, 2008
Mendy Hecht | News | Thursday, March 13, 2008
“What a credit to Chabad that 500 Jewish students from around California devoted a weekend to learning about Judaism and Jewish commitment."
Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, February 21, 2008
Neither icy roads nor blinding sleet deterred 90 students from stepping out in formal wear to fete Chabad at Brandeis University during the first annual Gala Student Dinner on February 10.
News | Thursday, February 14, 2008
Hundreds of guests, among them political, civil and religious figures, participated in the inauguration earlier this week of the new Chabad day school building in Cannes, France.
News | Wednesday, February 6, 2008
(Lubavitch.com/LNS) Chabad’s Rabbi Mendel Samama joined 47 European ambassadors at the Council of Europe to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27.
News | Friday, February 1, 2008
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News | Thursday, January 17, 2008
January 2nd 2008 corresponds to the Jewish calendar date of of 24 Tevet, 5768 which marks the 195th anniversary of the passing of Reb Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Known as "The Alter Rebbe," Reb Schneur Zalman authored the Tanya, the foundational text of Chabad Chasidism.
News | Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The only thing about it all that astonishes Rabbi Tzvi Grunblatt , head Chabad representative to Argentina, is how IELADEINU, a Chabad sponsored agency, has evolved, from an impromptu appeal to a judge, on behalf of two Jewish children back in 1999.
B. Olidort | News | Monday, December 31, 2007
Rabbi Reuven Cohen and Rabbi Yirmya Angyalfi , Chabad-Lubavitch representatives to Leeds, England, welcomed Princess Anne , the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth, to the public Menorah in Leeds last week. This Chanukah, the city celebrated 25 years of the first giant Menorah in Europe.
News | Sunday, December 16, 2007
"May it be an everlasting edifice." It's one of the sweetest and most meaningful blessings we give to young couples creating a home together. The images on the following pages tell a story of people all over the world working together to create beautiful Jewish communities. These new buildings continue a growth pattern of Chabad Houses and Centers worldwide, each of them a home of Jewish life, warmth, and joy.
News | Thursday, November 15, 2007
News | Monday, October 1, 2007
Millions watched the popular, annual Chabad Telethon by Chabad of California. Actor Jon Voigt and numerous personalities graced the stage in support of the work of Rabbi Shlomo Cunin, head representative to the State of California.
News | Monday, September 10, 2007
News | Thursday, July 26, 2007
Always a children's spectacular, it's especially grand when Lag B'Omer falls on a Sunday, as it did this year.
News | Sunday, May 6, 2007
News | Wednesday, April 18, 2007
A delegation of Lubavitch from the US shown here with survivors and officers sometime in 1947, at the Poking DP camp in Germany.
News | Sunday, April 15, 2007
It's matzah-baking season and Jewish children around the world are lining up for their chance to mix and knead, roll and bake.
News | Thursday, March 15, 2007
In the world of Chabad-Lubavitch, children take center stage. Last week, our photographer, Yisrael Bardugo, visited the Geulat Yisrael Chabad school in Sarcelle France, and caught the faces of our future.
News | Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Five miles south of Tel Aviv and near Ben Gurion airport is Israel's modern day version of Anatevka, complete with...
Sunday's fourth annual Israel Day Festival in Hanover, Germany drew more than 1000 local Jews and featured Jewish,...
The seders in Mumbai were part of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch Passover campaign funded by the support of...
Goldie Lipszyc kissing a Torah written and dedicated in honor of her Bat Mitzvah, Sunday at Chabad of Ft. Lauderdale.
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (1878-1944), the former chief rabbi of Dnepropetrovsk, became Ukraine's first spiritual...
Earlier this week, thousands lined up at the Central Golden Rose Synagogue to receive Purim food packages distributed by...
The banquet session closed the five day conference, a whirlwind of events that explored all aspects of the Jewish...
Chabad representative, Rabbi Yossi Swerdlov, helps a soldier with tefillin
Chabad day school receives award from mayor of Milan
Moshe Holtzberg, 2, is spirited out of the besieged Mumbai Chabad by his heroic nanny, Sandra Samuel, who is now in...
Governor Ted Kulongoski and the children of Oregon's Chabad representatives.
Victor Bergman Esq., TLC president; Rabbi Benzion Friedman; Dr. Steven Zalcman, director clinical Neuroscience Research,...
Among those leading the March were Israel’s former Chief Rabbi Meir Lau, himself a Holocaust survivor, Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, and a delegation of Chabad-Lubavitch representatives led by Krakow’s Chabad Rabbi Eliezer Gurary.
As part of thousands of Model Matzah Bakeries around the world, Rabbi Levi Krinsky puts rolled matzah dough into an oven...
Rabbis Zalman Deren and Shimmy Susskind visited the Federal, state and local jails in Pennsylvania and West Virginia...
Kobi Levy read beautifully from the Torah; the absence of his sister Rachel was on everyone's mind. Rachel Levy lost her...
Some 400 community members gathered in City Hall Sunday night, to join Governor Jon Corzine in lighting the menorah in...
Once upon a time, Jewish children got short shrift when December came around. Most of them were taught to be shy about their Jewish identity and they kept a low Jewish profile. The old metal menorah in the attic never saw the light. They didn't much celebrate Chanukah, or even know what it was all about. But things have changed since. The first time Chabad decided to put up a giant menorah in a public square, the adults were shocked. Some even protested . . . But the kids, they were delighted. And passersby loved the light That is of course, what Chanukah is all about: light and warmth and Jewish pride. Today, there are thousands of giant menorahs in public squares round the world. There are Dreidel Houses and Macy's Chanukah Parades and eight days packed with Chanukah pomp and circumstance that make the adults proud and keep the kids engaged and animated educated about their Jewish history.
Baruch Brandon Shapiro, whose family emigrated 15 years ago from Odessa, Ukraine celebrated his Aliyah to the Torah in...
Philanthropist Ronald S. Lauder greets students at the Lauder Chabad Campus in Vienna, after affixing the mezuzah on the...
Rabbi Levi Cunin loads Torah scrolls into his car as wildfire threatens Chabad of Malibu (Adam Wills)
Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum of Chabad of Upper Montgomery County, putting on Tefillin on Michael Pinsky of Rockville. It was...
One of the top seasonal attractions at the Jewish Children's Museum in New York, is a step-by-step shofar construction...
Alex Tkach, still raw from his father's passing three weeks ago, donned tefillin like his dad did shortly before his...
Some 1,000 immigrant boys and girls from the Former Soviet Union celebrated their Bar/Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall in...
Rabbi Levi Friedman and Mr. Moshe Tabacinic carry the new Torah to the newly dedicated Tabacinic Chabad House
Chair of the UJF, Professor Barbara Burstin, and President/CEO of UJF, Jeffrey Finkelstein flanked by CMU ZBT brothers,...
At the Rabbinical College of America's special South American program, student learns how to strap tefillin.
Israel's ambassador to Vietnam, Effi Ben Matityahu, paid a visit to the home of the new Chabad Representatives in...
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