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New Jewish Cemetery for Southwest Florida
A new Jewish cemetery was consecrated in Fort Myers last week under the leadership of Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz of Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Florida.
Today in Jewish History: 24 Tevet, Passing of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad Lubavitch
The end of 1812 found Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, also known as the Alter Rebbe, journeying through small towns and villages, distancing himself and…
Monday is CTeen’s Kippah Day: Answer to anti-Semitism
As Jewish organizations worldwide stand in solidarity and unite to fight anti-Semitism, Jewish teen boys all over the world are doing their part on January…
Seven Menorahs in North East, London: A Grateful Man Gives Back
When Grant was a child in the sixties, living in Stamford Hill, in a non-observant home just two streets away from the Lubavitch Foundation of…
Chabad Rabbis Join Substance Use Disorders Educational Initiative
18.7 million Americans have a substance use disorder. That’s one in twelve adults. Joining the fight against addiction are three Atlanta-area Chabad rabbis, who have…
Amidst A Decline in Synagogues, Chabad Builds in Stony Brook
Village Chabad Stony Brook just built a new $4.6 million, 13,000 sq. ft. Jewish center in the heart of the New York town. “We are…
Miami and Rostov Bat Mitzvah Girls Celebrate Together
When Ava Greenwald celebrated her bat mitzvah last September in Bal Harbour, Florida, her parents went all-out. The party included a DJ, a special dress,…
Chabad Counts Over 130 New Emissary Couples Since Last Year’s Conference
The thirty-first annual International Conference of Shluchim is taking place this weekend in Brooklyn, New York. Among the 5,800 directors and lay leaders of Chabad…
Hungarian Government Recognizes Chabad of Hungary
Today, the government of Hungary officially recognized EMIH, the Orthodox Jewish Communities Association, the umbrella organization of Chabad of Hungary, granting them “special status.
Amid Unrest, New Emissaries Join Chabad of Hong Kong
Rabbi Mordechai and Goldie Avtzon at Chabad of Hong Kong are maintaining steady calm and focus. Last month, they recruited Rabbi Chaim and Menuchy Birnhack…
Isolated, But Not Alone
What’s it like to keep a kosher home where kosher food isn’t available? Or to give your children a Jewish education where none exists? The…
Poway Street Renamed For Terror Victim
“This is an important moment to pay tribute to a life ended far too soon and one more special than I think we will ever…
Montenegro Appoints Country’s First Chief Rabbi
On Thursday, Montenegro, in the Balkans, appointed its first Chief Rabbi, at the opening ceremony of the Mahar conference.
Hot Meals and Warm Jewish Spirit Uplift Stranded Passengers in Barcelona
After technical delays forced a Norwegian airline traveling from Israel to New York to land in Barcelona, Spain, more than 100 passengers found themselves stranded…
Breaking Ground In Clearwater
One hundred and fifty community members gathered to break ground and lay the cornerstone of the new Feldman Campus for Jewish Life and the Tabacinic…
Historic: Two Synagogues and Two Torahs at the Banks of the Danube
At the shores of the Danube River, seventy-five years after 20,000 Jews were murdered there, the Jewish community of Budapest, Hungary celebrated this week the…
Chabad Regains Rights to Krakow Synagogue Before High Holy Days
Judge Jacek Blat of the court of Krakow ruled today that the Izaak synagogue must be returned to Chabad of Krakow and reopened to the…
Chabad Makes it Easier Than Ever to Find a Service in Australia
As communities all over the world prepare for High Holy Day services, Chabad is looking out for the small towns, making sure cities of less…
Historic Belarus Synagogue Restored To Jewish Hands
Two weeks ago, after years of unsuccessful recovery attempts that included a 1992 lengthy legal battle that failed, Chabad of Brest purchased the city’s second…
Florida Chabad Tackles Mental Health Conditions
“I was shaken,” Ella remembers. “She told me how her mother walked in as she was swallowing pills, intent on ending her life. And I…
Communist-Era Torah Uplifts Small Colonie, NY, Community
After years of waiting, an over 100-year-old Torah that was smuggled from communist Belarus finally found a home in a suburb of Albany, New York,…
After Two Torahs Stolen, Hawaii Community Writes Four More
She’ll never forget the night the Torah scrolls were stolen from the Chabad Center of Honolulu, Hawaii. “It was traumatic,” remembers Perel Krasnjansky, director of…
Chabad School in Azerbaijan Ranked Among Top Twenty In The Country
Last week, Chabad’s Or Avner school in Baku was ranked by the State Examination Center (SEC) among the top twenty schools in Azerbaijan. The annual…
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…
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