As about 125 people from the Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma warmly socialized in the sunshine and enjoyed ornate desserts, rabbi and scribe Levi Potash was putting the final touches on a new, hand-written Torah scroll, over a year in the making. Once completed, the full assembly would celebrate by dancing the Torah down the streets of Petaluma to its new home at the Chabad Center on Keller Street.
Last summer Central Massachusetts Chabad distributed fruits and vegetables to families in the Central Mass. area in collaboration with Boston Area Gleaners of Waltham as part of the USDA school lunch program for families with children ages 0-18.
The Chabad Center opens its new Holocaust Education Center, with some 700 artifacts recovered from Nazi concentration camps and collected by Mel Mermelstein. Among those are uniforms worn by inmates, pieces of barbed-wire fence and even parts of a prayer book found buried near an incinerator.
“With great pomp and fanfare we completed the Torah and welcomed it to our shul,” Chabad of Uptown Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff told the JHV.
After years of renovation and more than $10 million invested by the community and donors, the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newport Beach is ready to be unveiled.
Chabad of Santa Fe is in the closing stages of remodeling the three-story, 16,000-square-foot former State Engineer’s Office into a new Jewish Center with a synagogue, social room, kitchen, deli, classrooms and six rooms for overnight accommodations.
The Chabad of Tulum, located along the Caribbean coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, received its first Torah scroll on Sunday.
The St. Charles Jewish Festival outside the Foundry Art Center in downtown St. Charles was held on Sunday and was sponsored by Chabad Jewish Center of St. Charles County.
Sarah Deitsch, head of operations at The Ohio State University Chabad House in Columbus, said “My unorthodox life” is an unpleasant and inaccurate portrayal of an orthodox woman and wants to give students a different perspective
Members of a Jewish youth group known as CTeen (Chabad Teen Network) have volunteered at the Flemington Food Pantry as well as America’s Grow-a-Row.
Chabad House at Rutgers University and Gan Izzy Highland Park proudly partner with SHILO – Supporting Homeless Innovatively Loving Others to help feed vulnerable people in New Brunswick.
This summer, Chitrik, a Chabad emissary who was born in Israel, is documenting it all on Twitter during a three-week road trip across Turkey that includes stops at well known Jewish landmarks and off-the-beaten path sites alike.