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How To Help Victims of California's Most Destructive Fire

“The Zwiebels provided us with food and some gelt just to tide us over,” said Randy, who likes to pepper his sentences with Yiddish phrases. “The moral support they have given us,” he adds, “has been tremendous.” The Chabad house has been turned into a refuge for displaced families. “We are appealing to your readers,” Rabbi Zwiebel told Lubavitch.com, “to help us help people who have suffered such terrible losses.”

Tzipora Reitman | News | Monday, November 19, 2018

California’s Blaze Begins to Contain, Chabad’s Help Expands

There are people who lost everything, people who lost a great deal, and people who are still under mandatory evacuation orders who are in need of material and emotional support. Chabad centers respond to reach all of them.

News | Friday, November 16, 2018

Synagogue Confiscated By Soviets Now A Jewish Orphanage

In a place where Jewish activities-were once conducted in secret, the Jewish community of Dnipro, Ukraine celebrated the renovation and reopening of its orphanage for boys on November 11.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ottawa Student Gives Back

More than ten years after he first met the local Chabad representatives, Harley Finkelstein and his wife Lindsay Taub, have decided to give back to the center, donating half a million dollars to purchase a permanent home for the Rohr Chabad Student Network.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Open Hearts, Helping Hands at UMass Amherst

When hackers broke into university printers and distributed anti-Semitic flyers two years ago, the University of Amherst community was shaken by the spike in blatant hatred.

Shterna Karp | News | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A Veteran Torah for Veteran Soldiers

What was once an unused, invalid Torah scroll, dedicated to army veterans, is now fully-restored and being used at a Chabad center serving Jewish uniformed officers. Rather than sitting in disuse, an inspired rabbi from Flatbush found the perfect new home for this Torah just down the road.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Sunday, November 11, 2018

They Come With Hate; We Bring Joy

“When I saw the swastika and the infamous Nazi slogan ‘Arbeit macht frei’ (work sets one free), I was shocked and hurt,” Rabbi Benjy Brackman wrote in an email to his congregants at Chabad of NW Metro Denver.

Ashira Weiss | News | Friday, November 9, 2018

Historic Synagogue Rises Once Again, Eighty Years After Destruction

Destroyed by the Nazis, one of Europe’s most impressive Jewish monuments, the New Synagogue of Konigsberg, has now been restored to its former glory.

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, November 8, 2018

Chabad Opens in Morgan Hill

The city where a winning $3.5 million Mega Millions ticket, that matched five of the six numbers, was sold last month is hitting the spiritual jackpot too. The rapidly growing city of Morgan Hill will be welcoming a new Chabad presence in December. Chabad of California’s newest recruits, Rabbi Mendel and Chani (née Dalfin) Liberow and their toddler son Sadya, will be opening a Chabad center in Morgan Hill.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Thursday, November 8, 2018

Seventy-Five Years Later, Danish Locals Re-Enact Holocaust History

Seventy-five years after Denmark’s Jews were saved from the Holocaust, 100 people joined Chabad of Copenhagen’s rescue re-enactment at a Sukkot event on September 26.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Largest-Ever International Conference of Chabad Rabbis Concludes in New York

“Unbelievable to be at the world’s largest kosher dinner,” tweeted Michael Snow, Director of Jewish Affairs for NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. And as #kinus, trended on twitter, some 5,600 attended the annual Gala Banquet of the International Conference of Chabad Rabbis, last night.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, November 5, 2018

Seven In The Sunshine State: New Chabad Families In Florida

Since the last November, the state of Florida has welcomed thirteen Chabad families. Lubavitch.com caught up with seven of the most recent of these young idealists, to hear about their goals and challenges, and how they’re impacting the Sunshine State.

Ashira Weiss | News | Friday, November 2, 2018

North Carolina Towns Welcome Chabad Presence

Thirty five miles north of Charlotte, suburban Lake Norman, named as one of “the best places in North Carolina to bring up a family,” is a fast-growing area that now features a Chabad center for the area’s Jewish families.

Ashira Weiss | News | Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Statement From Chabad Lubavitch HQ On Pittsburgh Massacre

The Chabad movement mourns for those who were murdered while in synagogue on Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest. To the survivors and families of the individuals cut down by vile hatred, we extend our heartfelt condolences. May G-d give you solace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead as you negotiate the unexpected and vicious loss of your loved ones.

News | Sunday, October 28, 2018

Shining a Light in Pittsburgh

As Shabbat ended, Chabad centers around Pittsburgh began to react to the tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, this morning. Eleven people are said to have been killed, and six injured.

Ashira Weiss | News | Sunday, October 28, 2018

In Jerusalem, Special Residents Get New Home

In the heart of Jerusalem, a stone’s throw from the famous Machaneh Yehuda outdoor market, stands Beis Finger Rehab Center. A state-of-the-art residence, it was opened earlier this year by Colel Chabad, Israel’s longest running social services organization (established 1788).

Ashira Weiss | News | Thursday, October 25, 2018

Running to Renton: A New Jewish Center Opens in a Seattle Suburb

Situated a half hour drive from downtown Seattle, Renton, borders Lake Washington and has become the go-to suburb for families looking to escape Seattle’s rising housing prices and big-city environment, yet live close enough to commute for work.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Creating a Home For the Young and Professional in Jerusalem

As a young, single, immigrant to Israel, Levi Margolin struggled to find a community he felt comfortable calling his own. Now, eight years later, Levi and his wife Aidel, a native Jerusalemite, work to create that community for young professionals in the holy city they have made their home.

Ashira Weiss | News | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Branching Out to Southern Utah

Chabad has been in Utah since 1992 and is now opening a third branch in the state. Rabbi Mendy and Chaya Cohen, and their two young children, are setting up shop in St. George.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Thursday, October 18, 2018

$3.2 Million Student Hub for Dartmouth Chabad

The details fell into place like the pieces of a puzzle perfectly completed. That, say those in the know, is how last weekend’s grand opening of the Hillary Chana Chabad House of the Rohr Chabad Center at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, came to be.

Ashira Weiss | News | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Site of New Hebron Neighborhood Was Purchased By Chabad In 1909

In January 1909, the fifth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneersohn (known as the Rebbe Rashab), purchased Beit Romano, a mansion and its surrounding courtyard, located in the heart of the Hebron Jewish community for 22,000 silver rubles—10,000 of that as the down payment.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Chabad of Hunterdon County Breaks Ground

Last week, the Hunterdon County’s Jewish residents broke ground on a $4.7 million Jewish community center. The 17,000-square-foot Yakov and Hava Telyas Chabad Jewish Center facility, featuring a synagogue, social hall, library and kosher kitchen, will go up on ten acres of land.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Long Island Rabbi Receives Senator's Award

This afternoon, October 15, Senator John E. Brooks stopped by the Chabad Center for Jewish Life on Hewlett Avenue with a delivery for Rabbi Shimon and Chanie Kramer. The couple received a NYS Commendation Award in recognition of their contribution to the community.

Shterna Karp | News | Monday, October 15, 2018

Russian Chief Rabbi Alarmed by Treatment of Chabad Representatives

In an urgent letter to Sweden’s government officials, Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar expressed “grave concern” for the wellbeing of its Sweden’s Chabad emissaries, Rabbi Alexander and Leah Namdar, and their family. The Namdars have raised their family of 11 in Gothenburg and were fined €73,000 as a penalty for homeschooling their children.

Baila Olidort | News | Friday, October 12, 2018

Texas-Sized Hospitality At Chabad For Medical Patients And Their Families

Rabbi Lazer and Rochel Lazaroff take care of patients and their families who come for treatment to any of the twenty-one hospitals in Texas Medical Center: lodging, hot meals, commutes, and other support services relieve families of some stress during their difficult ordeal.

Sarah Ogince | News | Thursday, October 11, 2018