Two Lesser-Known Jewish Holidays Occur this Week

Two Lesser-Known Jewish Holidays Occur this Week

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah are the last two festivals during this month of the High Holidays. Shemini Atzeret is an extension of the Sukkot holiday, and will begin this year on Sunday evening, October 22 and is followed the following evening by Simchat Torah.

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Florida Community Steps Up to Bring Holiday Joy

In celebration of its 40th year, Chabad of South Broward, Florida, has launched a campaign to raise $40,000 for needy families in their area. Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, who oversees 23 Chabad centers in South Broward, said, “Maimonides taught that one does not fulfill the observance of celebrating the holidays without helping the less fortunate.”

Tzipora Reitman | News | Monday, October 7

$6 Million Dollar Chabad of Charlotte Grand Opening

Chabad of Charlotte welcomed dignitaries and locals to the “Grandest Opening” of their stately, six million dollar campus on a balmy Sunday evening in September. At its first official event, the Epstein Family Chabad Jewish Center hosted a chic reception for adults and a concurrent children’s carnival. Over 800 people participated.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, October 7

Fiftieth Chabad in the Lone Star State

In October, Rabbi Sholom and Chaya Block will be packing up the home they’ve lived in since their marriage eighteen months ago and setting out to serve the Jewish communities in Allen and McKinney, Texas. The Blocks will make history as the fiftieth Chabad couple serving the state of Texas.

Ashira Weiss | News | Friday, October 4

Cteen Judaism 101 in University Today

This fall, some 100 teenagers are expected to register as Yeshiva University non-matriculated students in a ground-breaking course on the tenets of Judaism. In conjunction with CTeen, Chabad’s Teen Network, the two-credit pilot course will cover topics of history and faith over 14 classes.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, October 3

Plugged In & Disconnected

“Students put their headphones in, stare at their cell phones, and walk right by us. But I don’t think it’s Judaism necessarily that they are avoiding: the University struggles to engage them also. I think this generation is looking for connections but needs help actually connecting.”

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, October 2

Rosh Hashanah, Not Only a Jewish Celebration

This week, Jewish people the world over will be marking Rosh Hashanah, a holiday commemorating the beginning of creation. In most locations, public schools and government offices will allow leave for the first of the two-day holiday, which begins this year on Sunday evening, September 29.

Sheindle Fogelman | News | Sunday, September 29

Rabbi Yossi and Rifka Posen, together with their three young children, took up their new post in the Essex town six weeks ago, leading the areaâs first High Holiday services last week.

Rabbi Yossi and Rifka Posen, together with their three young children, took up their new post in the Essex town six weeks ago, leading the area’s first High Holiday services last week. Go to galleryGo to gallery »

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