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In Irma Aftermath, Campus Chabad Stays Put and Open

"A disaster like Hurricane Irma can be frightening, but it also brings people together and highlights the wonderful community on campus."

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 18, 2017

Finding Their Place: Israelis in America

It was the winter of 2011, and Rabbi Shmulik Gurary was driving up and down the streets of suburban Baltimore looking for a sign.

Rena Udkoff | News | Wednesday, September 13, 2017

St. Thomas: Preparing for Rosh Hashana Amid Irma Recovery

It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Irma smashed through St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on September 6, and Chabad Rabbi Asher Federman is making the rounds, surveying the damage as he speaks by phone.

Esther Gopin | News | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Battered by Irma, Chabad of Florida Organizes Relief Efforts

It was Friday morning as Floridians were bracing for Hurricane Irma, when Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, director of Tampa’s Chabad Young Professionals chapter, received a call from his colleague.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 11, 2017

Chabad of Bakersfield Cuts the Ribbon

After fifteen years of fostering Jewish life in sunny California, Rabbi Shmuly Schlanger and his wife Esther have finally opened the doors to the permanent home of Chabad of Bakersfield.

Nehama Silvers | News | Monday, September 11, 2017

Repost: Chabad Marks Birthdate of Movement's Founder

On 18 Elul, Jewish communities the world over will mark the anniversary of the birthdate Rabbi Schneur Zalman on Liadi...

Staff Writer | News | Friday, September 8, 2017

CTeen Takes On Summer 2017

With four travel programs and a new initiative assisting chapters in facilitating local road trips, CTeen has used the summer months to reach and engage with over 200 teens by providing them with immersive overnight experiences.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, September 7, 2017

Illinois CTeen Organizes Houston Food Drive

Teens around Northbrook, IL geared up last week to help those in need in Texas with food drives, fundraisers, and bake sales.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Colorado Governor Vows Zero Tolerance for Anti-Semitism

After a recent rash of anti-Semitic attacks in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper showed his support for the Jewish community with a visit to Chabad of Colorado Springs.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Jewish Cemetery Vandalized in Ukraine

A few days before UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pronounced anti-Semitism “alive and well,” the Jewish cemetery of Svalyava, Ukraine, was vandalized.

Chava Leiba Witkes | News | Monday, September 4, 2017

Emerging From the Flood Waters: True Kindness

Chava Leiba Sneiderman | News | Sunday, September 3, 2017

Holy Cow!

Until last July, Downtown Brooklyn, the third largest business district in New York and home to five local universities with many Jewish students, did not have any local kosher eateries.

Nehama Silvers | News | Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Small Town, Big Dreams

In a small corner of southwestern New Jersey lies little known Gloucester County. In 2007, with a Jewish population of about 1,000, the sleepy town was not the most promising destination for a rabbi looking to build.

Chava Leiba Witkes | News | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Great American Jewclipse

“The world will be getting dark for two minutes. It’s a great opportunity for us mortals to add light to this universe.”

Mushkie Engel | News | Friday, August 18, 2017

The Kitchen Table and Other Sacred Spaces

As I spoke to the people who collaborated with their Chabad representatives on this project, I understood: they are not visitors and this was not a dispensary. Chabad, it was clear, had become their home.

Baila Olidort | News | Friday, August 18, 2017

Jewish Community of Curitiba, Brazil, Honors IDF Soldiers

Nearly 400 members of the Jewish community of Curitiba, Paraná, in South Brazil packed a lavish hall last Monday evening to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the victory of the Six Day War and the launching of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s tefillin campaign.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Teens and Seniors Link Hearts

At a time when most middle-schoolers and teenagers are preoccupied with their Snapchat stories or the latest Adidas shoe, Shelly Klein finds it a refreshing shift to see her son “slow down” and be committed to bringing joy to the elderly and the community at large.

Chava Leiba Witkes | News | Monday, August 14, 2017

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson

The 20th of Av marks the 734d year since the passing of the Rebbe's father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson.

Staff Writer | News | Friday, August 11, 2017

Remembering Summer 1956

Sixty one years ago this summer, Friday morning, July 13,1956, concluding the two weeks in Europe, we flew from Rome to the Holy Land.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Thursday, August 10, 2017

Torah Receives Royal Welcome in Queensland, AUS

Two hundred people danced through Kewarra Beach’s streets Sunday accompanied by a live band, a passel of photographers, and a ritual canopy. The center of all that attention? A brand new Torah scroll.

E. Gopin | News | Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chabad Unveils New Tech Innovation Lab on Campus

In their latest move, Illini Chabad has unveiled a purpose-built innovation and study co-working space.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, August 7, 2017

Tisha B'Av: Remembering for a Better Future

The idea of remembering, and the traditions that facilitate remembering are everywhere embedded in Jewish life, enabling us to bridge the wide gap between past and present, not for the sake of keeping us tethered to the past, but so that we will have a future to look forward to as Jews.

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, July 31, 2017

“Talmud Day” Commemorates Years of Learning in Sacramento

Five years ago, Rick Brodovsky, a Sacramento, California native, was at a crossroads. Confronted with difficult decisions and an unclear future, Brodovsky turned to his local Chabad rabbi for advice.

Nehama Silvers | News | Friday, July 28, 2017

Kosher Comes to Jamaica—in the Form of Jerk Falafel

With the opening of the Kosher Hot Spot & Welcome Center in Montego Bay, Chabad of Jamaica is fusing two different food styles into an incredible Israeli-Jamaican culinary experience.

Esther Gopin | News | Thursday, July 27, 2017

History in the Making: A Jewish Revival Sweeps Yiddish-Speaking Birobidzhan

A mikvah under construction in Birobidzhan? Yes, and it will be the first for the Jews of the Jewish Autonomous Region in Russia’s Far East, where Chabad is leading a revival.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, July 24, 2017