CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — In an unusual support rally, 28 basketball teams played in an event on Sunday to support Ukraine.
Hundreds of people showed up to UIUC Hoops for Ukraine hosted by the Illini Chabad and Ukrainian Student Association. There was food, fun and 3×3 tournaments. Members of the Fighting Illini men’s basketball team were even there.
Bashir and 15-year-old Yusuf ended up living at Chabad of Fremont through the help of the Aleph Institute, a Chabad-affiliated Jewish nonprofit that began airlifting hundreds of former U.S. employees and judges (including Bashir’s siblings) out of Afghanistan when the Taliban took back control of the country in August 2021.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Jewish community in Louisville is still devastated, having received more bad news after not one, but two fires destroyed Chabad of Kentucky this weekend.
To honor its brothers and sisters in Ukraine, the Chabad of NW Metro Denver’s Passover Seder will include a batch of the famous Jewish food that was actually handmade in Ukraine. They were able to get a shipment in December before Russia invaded.
“The shluchim in the Ukraine act as our social workers. They call and say they need help and we help,” Chabad Rabbi Traxler said.
Rabbi Stambler and his wife, Dina, are welcoming Ukrainian refugees day and night for more than a month
Ukraine was at the heart of this year’s Living Legacy conference, attended by high-profile guests from the White House, Foggy Bottom and Capitol Hill
“Our main goal isn’t to only compensate for what the refugees don’t have but to give them a good feeling and make them happy,” says Chabad emissary Shmulik Zalmanov.
Thank you Chabad and all the amazing shluchim/heroes for helping so many Jews in Ukraine and opening so many orphanages for all these lost kids.
“Over 30 years we built an amazing community,” said Avraham Wolff, 52, a rabbi who moved from Israel to Odessa, Ukraine, in 1992, as an emissary of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which is known for global outreach. “And it’s a shame that it has come to this.”
During a 3-day rush to Kfar Chabad, Mendel and Rivka Borodkin, who work at a girl’s seminary in Dnipro, had to steer a group through a series of bureaucratic and other hurdles.