Friday, / October 22, 2021
Posts by: Ashira Weiss
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In Arizona, a New Center for a New Year
As the Jewish New Year opened in Fountain Hills, Arizona, so did its new community center. Rabbi Mendy and Tzipi Lipskier inaugurated 4,500 square-foot center…
Tuition-Free Hebrew School Offered in Orange County, NY
Beginning this fall season, enrollment will be tuition-free for all new students at Chabad Hebrew School in Orange County, NY. The Hebrew School meets every…
Kulanu Circle: An All-Inclusive Hebrew School
“Is today Hebrew School?” Mendel Mann asks hopefully each Sunday morning. For the last three years on Sunday mornings, Mendel’s mother Devorah Leah has made…
In Florida, Plans Underway For a 100,000 Square-Foot All-Kosher Assisted Living Facility
When Rabbi Aron Lieberman moved to the small city of Lauderhill, Florida, thirty seven years ago, the city’s Jewish community was made up of mostly…
Empowered to Choose, Even Behind Bars
Prison reform is a buzzword among lawmakers, but one rabbi says the impact cannot be overstated. “A prisoner’s existence is painful, but these guys are…
Chabad on Campus Accepts ZBT Fraternity Award
Chabad on Campus International received the prestigious Richard J.H. Gottheil Award, alongside Hillel International, from the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) fraternity on Saturday night. Zeta…
FIFA Fans Score Shabbat at Chabad
As players and fans gear up for the FIFA World Cup Finals to be held this weekend, Chabad centers around the host country are making…
Hikers go the Extra Mile for Kids with Special Needs
Upwards of five million people visit the Grand Canyon each year, but at least one group came for more than just the scenery. Earlier this…
It Started With A Shmooze
Affectionately named “The Shmooze,” this group meets at the Highpoint Condos, a retirement village where most of its members reside. Rabbi Silverman agreed to make…
Jewish Teens Meet in Pennsylvania For Leadership Training
The fifth annual CTeen retreat hosted thirty-five teenage leaders from chapters in twenty-five U.S. cities and Quincy from the U.K this weekend. Along with their…
In the Shadow of Hate, a Display of Jewish Pride
As the anti-Israel Al Quds Day parade marched through the streets of central London this Sunday, an event celebrating Jewish pride was in full swing…
The Story of Jewish Learning Partnerships Across the Seas
When Meryl Abrams of Princeville, Kauai was preparing for her son’s bar mitzvah last year, she reached out for support from over 5,000 miles away.…
Jewish Life Grows on the Cayman Islands
Steve Cummins is a local Jewish businessman who grew up attending the Isaac M Wise Conservative Temple in Cincinnati, Ohio. After years of hosting communal…
Russia Welcomes the Young and the Jewish
Twenty six Jewish, young professionals, hailing from nine cities in the US, Canada and Europe, met last week in Moscow for a global summit. Beginning…
Is Bitcoin The New Charity?
Debates on the virtues and fragilities of cryptocurrencies pepper the public conversation. Some of the more tech-savvy among Chabad’s shluchim are adding bitcoin and cryptocurrency…
The Bar Mitzvah Boy Who Gave Back
Hebrew school attendance is a struggle for many Jewish kids who’d rather not give up their free time to attend extra classes. For one boy…
Historic Newtown Wins Approval to Build First Mikvah
Steeped in historical value, Newtown, Pennsylvania’s entire business district is part of the National Register of Historic Places. Despite the hurdles involved in building in…
Prayers and Mitzvahs for A Four Year Old Boy
Four-year-old Shmuly Oirechman was seriously injured when an arrow struck him in the eye. It was a family fun day in honor of Lag B’Omer…
Saved During Kristallnacht, A Torah Scroll Comes To Colorado
For Jewish parents and educators in the twenty first century, there is a constant need to find the balance between celebrating our history and living…
Granite State Opens New Chabad Space
Chabad of New Hampshire had been sharing space with Rabbi Levi and Shternie Krinsky and their nine children. Community events were held in rented venues.…
Protesting the Protesters, Changing the Face of BDS on Campus
A student who had an entire class curriculum changed due to its anti-Israel bias, has been honored at last month’s 7th Annual Jerusalem Post Conference.
Despite Emigration, A Jewish Center Opens in France
The rise of anti-Semitism in France has been driving many Jews from the country. Most leave for Israel. Others are fleeing the bigger cities and…
New Initiative Challenges Anti-Israel BDS on American Campuses
In response to the anti-Israel BDS movement on American university campuses, Chabad on Campus and Belev Echad have formed a partnership. Together they are bringing…
Food Distribution Helps Families in Need
For a family living on an already tight budget, the added expense of preparing for Passover can seem insurmountable. This struggle is what motivated Rabbi…
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