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Chabad Campus Rabbi Takes Award For Book on Comics
“For most of my life I’ve lived a Clark Kent existence . . . my desire to assimilate required no less.” So begins Up Up…
Midnight Masquerade: Columbia Students Purim All Night
It was hi-style partying for Columbia University students this Purim. Stretch limousines parked outside the Chabad Student Center on W. 113th street, whisked them across…
A New Place for Jewish Students at Columbia University
“Chabad has given me confidence,” Ari Goldman told his colleagues last Thursday evening. Speaking at an intimate reception for the launching of the new Chabad…
1300 Students Celebrate Purim With Chabad at Columbia U
“Judaism’s all about breaking barriers, transcending limits, and that’s really the idea here behind my music,” said Matisyahu, renowned Hassidic-reggae singer, to a crowd of…
Chabad Women’s Conference : A Commitment to Jewish Education, Light, Compassion
The main reception hall at the Brooklyn Marriott was filled to capacity last night, in the culmination event of the five-day Annual International Conference of…
Olympics May Be Over, But Kol Tuv Stays Open
In a dramatic farewell extravaganza to the athletes and countries participating at the games, the Olympics XXVIII closed last night. The three weeks of competitive…
Olympics 2004: Kosher Served Here
Massive sports arenas starring Hercules-like heroes are not new to Athens, but the kosher restaurant being installed this summer will be a first for the…
Passover With Chabad On Campus
The campus at Harvard was quieter than usual on Passover eve. With spring break barely over, many of its Jewish students would be extending their…
Midnight Masquerade With Chabad On Campus
At a pre-Purim Shabbat dinner last Friday night at Chabad of Columbia University, students took turns introducing themselves—as is the routine here. But this time,…
Lithuania’s Second Wind
Last week, one hundred years since the Vilnius Choral synagogue first opened its doors on Rosh Hashana 1903, six hundred and fifty Jews poured into…
Center For Living Judaism Breaks Ground
Salt Lake City’s Jewish community joins Chabad Rabbi Benny Zippel in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for Living Judaism in Utah. At $3m,…
New Chabad Reps Arrive At Johns Hopkins
New Chabad representatives Rabbi Velvel and Chanie Gopin arrived to central Baltimore earlier this month, to service Jewish students and faculty members at Johns Hopkins…
Chabad Comes to Cambridge
A new welcoming committee will be greeting incoming students at the Cambridge annual Fresher’s Fair this year. Rabbi Reuven and Rochel Leigh, new Chabad representatives…
Working Overtime At Chabad’s Shofar Factories
With Chabad Shofar factories in session worldwide, thousands of Jewish children are drilling, sawing and shellacking in preparation for the Jewish New Year. An expanded…
Rosh Hashana Prayers Made Easy
With the High Holy Days approaching, Jewish people the world over are preparing to come to shul and immerse themselves in prayer. For infrequent shul-goers,…
Five Million Dollar Face-Lift For Chabad Yeshiva in Central L.A.
When enrollment at Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad reached the 150 mark several years ago, the administration had no choice but to turn away an average…
Chabad Schools: Quality and Quantity
Registration at Hebrew Academy in Margate, Florida is at a peak with 360 students enrolled in pre-k through 8th grade. “There’s no place to put…
A Jewish School for Dresden’s Jewish Children
In a historic moment laden with poignancy that only survivors and children of survivors can know, the twenty preschoolers called out, “Shema Yisrael Hashem Elokeinu…
New Persian Center in LA
Twenty years after the Khomeini revolution and the mass Jewish exodus that followed, L.A.’s Persian Jewish community is still holding on strong to a rich,…
The First Synagogue in New York’s Oldest Village
Irwin Simon, CEO and chairman of Hain Celestial Group, is a member at four New York City synagogues. But it’s the Chabad shul in Southampton…
Summer Escape: Nurturing the Spirit
How do the Divine attributes of kindness, beauty and royalty translate into our physical world? What does G-d really want from us? How can we…
Camping in Paraguay
Landlocked between Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia, Paraguay has long been considered the continent’s “empty quarter,” nondescript and unnoticed even by its closest neighbors. With a…
A Summer to Last A Lifetime
In many ways it’s a typical Jewish overnight camp, packed with activities and trips in an exhilarating atmosphere with an infectious sort of happy energy.…
A New Mikveh for the Florida Panhandle
It’s the cornerstone of any thriving Jewish community, and integral to Jewish continuity. Women who observe the mitzveh of mikveh will travel distances to use…
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