First Jewish Youth Center Opened in Russia’s Far East

First Jewish Youth Center Opened in Russia’s Far East

250 members of the Jewish community of Birobidzhan, Russia, celebrated the opening this month of Chabad’s 25 million ruble ($400,000), 6,500 square feet Jewish youth center.

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STATEMENT BY CHABAD-LUBAVITCH WORLD HEADQUARTERS

Every day that Jews are barred from entering the synagogue by armed guards is an unforgivable violation of the Jewish people!

News | Friday, July 5

Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Lubavitcher Rebbe's Passing to be Marked Worldwide

July 6 (Tammuz 3) will mark twenty-five years since the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s passing in 1994. To commemorate, Chabad centers worldwide celebrated the Rebbe’s life and lasting legacy with community Shabbat dinners, events, lectures, and farbrengens. Here’s a round-up of some of the larger events:

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Wednesday, July 3

Russia: Humanitarian Aid During Flooding Disaster in Irkutsk

Torrential rains hit the Russian region of Irkutsk this week, causing the area to declare an immediate state of emergency. In response, volunteers in nearby Jewish communities mobilized to help the victims using local resources to assist those displaced. Irkutsk’s Chief Rabbi Aharon Wagner led the initiative, arranging food and drink shipments to the disaster areas.

News | Tuesday, July 2

Prison Reform Summit Brings Together 350 Leaders In Criminal Justice System

Three hundred and fifty people gathered together this week at Columbia Law School for Rewriting the Sentence, a two-day, high-level summit on alternatives to incarceration.

News | Tuesday, July 2

In Conversation with Nobel Prize Winner Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, one of the most passionate Jewish voices of our time, enjoyed an enduring correspondence and personal relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Mr. Wiesel, a professor at Boston University, spoke with Baila Olidort in May of 2013.

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, July 1

Serving Up Kosher at Wimbledon Tennis

Wimbledon Tennis starts this Monday and for the eleventh year, a kosher food stand will serve the needs of Jewish patrons.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, June 27

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks: 25 Years After the Rebbe's Passing

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