Tuesday, / December 6, 2022
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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…
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Passing to be Marked Worldwide
July 6 (Tammuz 3) will mark twenty-five years since the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s passing in 1994. To commemorate, Chabad centers worldwide celebrated the Rebbe’s life and…
Summer Is Conference Season for Chabad Emissaries
Summer is conference season for Chabad emissaries. Whether they serve college students, teenagers, the elderly, the ill, or the professionals, a tailor-made conference provides them…
Two New Jersey Teens Honored for Meal Program Initiative
It’s not very common for teenagers to be the honorees at a gala event, but that’s exactly what happened on May 22 at Chabad of…
New Mikvah Opened In Gaithersburg, Maryland
At an event before Mother’s Day called “Mindfulness and Mikvah”, ninety women met to celebrate the opening of the Be’er Rachel Mikvah with a mix…
Itzhak Perlman, Ehud Barak Celebrate Opening of Campus/Community Chabad Center
Jewish college students in Jacksonville, Florida, and the city’s Southside Jewish community celebrated the opening of their new $3.8 million Morris and Lillian Tabacinic Chabad…
Texting Teens Compete in Jewish Knowledge
For better or for worse, teenagers spend much of their time on their phones””nine hours a day on average””making it an effective way to reach…
Police Investigating Third Suspicious Fire Set At A Massachusetts Chabad Center
Massachusetts law enforcement is investigating three arson incidents that occurred at two Chabad centers.
Wanted in Prison: Volunteers To Visit Inmates
Prison inmates are allotted a limited amount of visiting hours from family and friends. But for too many, visitors are rare. For some prisoners, years…
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