The move signifies a permanent location for the Chabad Jewish Center of Troy after it operated out of multiple locations for the past two years.
For the beginning years of Chabad Coastal Bend they’ve always had to borrow a Torah. Sunday they celebrated their own Torah, welcoming the holy scripture to it’s new home.
Rabbi Mendy Greenberg and his wife, Mussie, have been running Chabad programming from their home since 2017, when the couple moved to Twinsburg to establish a Chabad presence there. After receiving conditional use and building permits from the city of Twinsburg, construction is starting this week on the interior of the building, which has been an empty shell.
Chabad of North Phoenix Rabbi Mendy Levertov and his wife, Leah, are looking forward to making their Chabad center better suited to their needs. They’re considering expanding the sanctuary, upgrading the kitchen and, maybe, adding sensory and art rooms for the kids and adults who are part of Friendship Circle, which supports people with special needs.
The Jewish community of Chapman University had cause for celebration Sunday when the last of the 304,805 Hebrew letters were painstakingly inked onto a parchment scroll, marking the completion of the Chabad’s first Torah scroll.
Rabbi Henoch Rosenfeld is very specific when describing Chabad Young Professionals of Pittsburgh’s new home: It is not a house. “It’s a loft,” Rosenfeld said. “It’s the second floor of a building. We call it the CYP Loft.”
The Rohr Chabad House at Vanderbilt University has started the Aryeh Fund in memory of Zack “Aryeh” Freeling, a former student who ran a kosher food truck at the university and is remembered for his perseverance in working for his community despite personal hardship.
In some regards, Chabad seems like an anomaly in the Jewish world. Many non-Orthodox Jewish institutions are unsure about what the future holds for their physical spaces after a year and a half of largely digital engagement — and after decades of declining synagogue membership for Judaism’s largest American denominations. Chabad, meanwhile, appears to be confident about its capacity to attract large numbers of people to its centers.
Colel Chabad, Israel’s longest continuously-running charitable organization since 1788, was chosen to serve as the producing partner for an event for Bar and Bat Mitzvah children who have lost a parent to illness of tragedy. The 4000-person event took place at the Superland amusement park in Rishon Lezion, adapted for the day to serve as “Mitzvahland.”
On Sunday morning, family and friends of Duke’s Jewish community gathered from all around the country to celebrate the Fleishman House’s ribbon cutting ceremony.
Friday night, home-cooked dinners at Rabbi Shlomo Silverman’s Chabad house are attracting dozens of students each week.
The body of a Jewish Holocaust survivor who died in China before Rosh Hashanah will be flown to Israel for burial by Chabad emissaries and the international unit of ZAKA, an Israeli volunteer emergency response service.