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Remembering Rabbi Levi Deitsch
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Deitsch, Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to Tysons Corner, Virginia passed away Saturday, November 12. He was 34 years old.
MDs Explore Medicine and Morals With JLI
The sixth and final lesson of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) fall course series, Medicine and Morals, concludes this week. According to Dr. Chana…
NCFJE Celebrates 70 Years
Last Sunday, November 21, 700 guests joined the National Committee For Furtherance of Jewish Education at a 70 year anniversary celebration Chelsea Piers Pier 60.
Advocate for Soviet Jewry Passes Away at 80
Rebbetzin Batsheva Silberstein, a pioneering member of the Chabad-Lubavitch community in Antwerp, Belgium, who fought on behalf of Soviet Jewry...
Rabbi Mendy Deren, 36
Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deren, director of development for Chabad’s Mayanot yeshivah in Jerusalem, passed away Friday, November 5. He was 36.
Books in Review
Kehot Publication Society, the publishing arm of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, has released new volume in its acclaimed Hasidic Heritage Series.
Annual Conference of Chabad Emissaries In Session
The annual Gala Banquet will take place this year in the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal at Pier 12 in Red Hook. Come Sunday the 4,000 guests...
Chabad of Northwestern University Menorah Vandalized
( Jewish students of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, woke up Sunday morning to find that the electric menorah in front of the Tannenbaum Chabad…
Books: Rebbe’s Letters From Chabad Archives Released In New Volume
Spanning the years 1913-1947 and seven countries, the book provides a rare and intimate look at the personal life of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak and his…
Holtzberg Nanny Receives Israeli ID Card
Sandra Samuel, the Indian nanny who saved the life of Moshe Holtzberg from the besieged Nariman House during the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai
Kohelet Foundation Partners With Rohr JLI
With the new school year fast approaching, parents affected by the current economic crisis are facing difficult choices regarding their children’s education.
New Encyclopedia of Religion in America Includes Entry On Chabad Movement
The newly released Encyclopedia of Religion in America, edited by renowned scholars in the field and published by CQ Press, includes an entry on Chabad-Lubavitch…
After 60 Years, Óbuda Synagogue To Open Its Doors For Rosh Hashana
Sixty years after it was emptied of its Jewish worshipers, the Óbuda synagogue in Budapest—the oldest in Hungary, will open its doors to services this…
Gan Israel Teenager Administers CPR, Saves Life
A counselor who had just returned from a summer at Camp Gan Israel of Alpharetta, GA came to the rescue at an Engelwood Cliffs, New…
On Two Jews
Where do the needs of one Jew stop, and those of the other begin?
Rabbi Isaac Luria, Mystic for the Ages
Known as The Ari (The Lion), a Hebrew acronym for “the G-dly Rabbi Isaac,” Rabbi Luria's thought and teachings have become the cornerstone of the…
Senior Chabad Representative, Mrs. Rivkah Hecht, 91
Rebbetzin Rivkah (Ruthie) Hecht, a pioneer of the Jewish day school movement and one of the original Chabad emissaries to New Haven, Connecticut, passed away…
Clark Howard Advises Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries
Every day, 3.5 million listeners tune in on over 200 radio stations nationwide to hear consumer advocate and self proclaimed penny-pincher Clark Howard dispense his…
Rohr JLI 12th Annual Conference Explores New Themes in Jewish Life
Some 350 Chabad rabbis from around the world came together last week for the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute conference held on the campus of the…
Dutch Government Acknowledges Failure To Protect Jews
On Wednesday April 28, members of the Dutch government apologized to Holland's Jewish community at the site of the former Westerbork concentration
World Expo 2010 Jewish Visitors at Home With Chabad of Shanghai
Expo fever is raging in Shanghai. The World Expo of 2010—the largest to date—opened Saturday, May 1
Mrs. Chava Devorah Shusterman, Pioneer Chabad Emissary, 89
Rebbetzin Chava Devorah (Evelyn) Shusterman, a renowned educator and matriarch of the Chicago Jewish community, who served, along with her husband, Rabbi Tzvi Shusterman, as…
From Lodz to Montreal: The Life of Rabbi Moshe Eliyahu Gerlitzky
Rabbi Moshe Eliyahu Gerlitzky, who fled Nazi occupied Poland and continued to help found and run the first Chabad yeshivah in Montreal, Canada, passed away…
Kyrgyzstan Jewish Community Anxious
Protestors clashing with riot police last Wednesday in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, left the small Jewish community in this Central Asian republic feeling particularly vulnerable and anxious
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