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Universal Studios To Host Chabad Chanukah Celebration
“If it’s an event in L.A., it’s happening on CityWalk!” proclaims Universal Studios CityWalk website. Chanukah 2002, then, must be an event in Los Angeles,…
Chabad-Lubavitch of Ontario Receives Major Government Grant
Chabad-Lubavitch of Ontario was the proud recipient of a major government grant by the Trillium Foundation, last Thursday, November 14th, to help launch the Friendship…
Chabad Comes to Penn State
When Dan Singerman started out at Penn State University three years ago, he was “not too identified,” religiously. Raised conservative in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dan embarked…
Sun and Surf and Soul
“The idea of a Lubavitch center springing up here on the island was just surreal,” perhaps as surreal as the island itself, says Kim Barkan,…
Ukrainian Government Awards Chabad Rabbi
Once a capital crime in this region, Jewish outreach and spiritual leadership were recently awarded the highest government recognition. Rabbi Pinchas Vishedski, Chabad representative to…
Siberia’s Warming Trend
For the 25,000 Jews living in Novosibirsk, Russia’s third largest city, Jewish identity has long become no more than a sad footnote in their personal…
Adding Links to A Chain of Goodness
“I love this more than anything in the world,” says Jordan Fishman, 13, of her weekly visits with 11-year-old Stephanie, an autistic girl. Since joining…
Bulgaria Blooms
For the better part of the last half-century, Bulgaria’s Jewish population (12,000) has not had the benefit of educational and social institutions so integral to…
Memorial On The Black Sea
In a moment of heartrending closure, the kaddish was recited on a ship in the Black Sea in the area where flight Tu-154 went down…
Shabbos House All Week Long
Jason Kirsch, a sophomore psychology major, loves jamming nights at Shabbos House on campus. Jason is one of seventy students who bring their musical instruments…
A Hut in Bryant Park
Only fifty feet from the glamour and glitz of the fall fashion show in Bryant Park last week, an odd looking hut became a curiosity…
A Sanctuary of Light
Surrounded by wetlands and woodlands in the heart of suburban West Bloomfield, The Shul, Chabad’s newest project, was completed just a couple of hours before…
3,000 Tributes for 3,000 Victims
Fourteen hundred students and faculty members took part in a 36 hour-long September 11th commemorative event at Binghamton University last week. Chabad’s Mitzvah Marathon, co-sponsored…
A Time To Be Merry
The Jewish month of Tishrei spans the entire gamut of spiritual experiences. In a dramatic shift from the intensity and seriousness of Rosh Hashana and…
More On Yom Kippur
LAS VEGAS More than 800 people joined Chabad at four services conducted simultaneously this Yom Kippur in the premiere entertainment destination of the world. The…
Yom Kippur At A Glance
HAWAII– Three Jews filming for the Miss America Beauty Pageant found themselves stranded on this island in the Pacific Ocean as Yom Kippur set in.…
From Birobijan to Conejo Valley
When the shofar was sounded this Rosh Hashanah for the first time in hundreds of locations worldwide, among them places far removed from Jewish life,…
To Hope and Healing
On September 11, Chabad houses nationwide joined millions of Americans to commemorate and honor the lives of the thousands who perished on this tragic day…
A Wish Is Granted
BROOKLYN, NY—When Mishelet Lev—the Israeli branch of Make A Wish Foundation—contacted Snyr Cohen, a buoyant 15 year old who is in the fight of his…
Thousands Observe Rosh Hashana In Thailand
For Israeli backpackers, Thailand–geographically and culturally remote from Israel–offers an escape from the tensions of home. By association, that has sadly come to mean anything…
Light Behind Bars
MIAMI, FL–For Kenneth N., the loneliness and despair of life behind bars has no parallel. “It was a denial of my essential humanity,” he says,…
A Reason to Hope
Here in the slums, among the open sewers and crime-ridden streets, young children amuse themselves, fashioning castles out of uncollected garbage heaps. This is where…
Age-Old Traditions In a Land of New Age Spirituality
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO—Up until his encounter with Chabad two years ago, Michael Green, a lawyer by profession, felt “lukewarm” towards Judaism. “Chabad breathed life…
A Chuppah in Vilnius
It was an unusual event that brought traffic to a halt in the streets of Vilnius earlier this week. Five-hundred of the city’s residents were…
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