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Arizona Jewish News
As pandemic drove Judaism online, Chabad invests in future in-person growth

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.

Orange County RegisterFinal letters of first Torah for Chabad at Chapman University are celebrated
Final letters of first Torah for Chabad at Chapman University are celebrated

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.

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
Chabad Young Professionals finds a home in the East End

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.”

Jerusalem Post
Vanderbilt Chabad opens fund in young kosher chef’s memory

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.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
As pandemic drove Judaism online, Chabad bet on more than $137 million in real estate

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.

Israel National News
Hundreds of bereaved children celebrate bar and bat mitzvah at unique ‘fun day’ event

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.”

The Duke University Chronicle
‘Every Jew is welcome here:’ Fleishman House official opening celebrated by students, families

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.

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
Students flocking to Shabbat dinners at CMU Chabad

Friday night, home-cooked dinners at Rabbi Shlomo Silverman’s Chabad house are attracting dozens of students each week.

Jewish News Syndicate
Israeli seniors, widows receive packages of food, help building sukkahs for holiday

Colel Chabad—the longest continuously operating charitable organization in Israel, established in 1788—is delivering boxes filled with everything from rice and beans to chicken and wine to more than 15,000 homes.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Siberian Jews open region’s largest Jewish education center in Tomsk

This week, Jews in Tomsk feel a circle has been completed, as the city opened a Jewish education center, the largest currently in Siberia.

Cleveland Jewish News
‘Cholent Festival’ brings Jewish culture to Hungary via food, music, traditions

Thousands of people took part in the Sixth Hungarian ‘Cholent Festival’ (“Sólet” in Hungarian) at the Újbuda outdoor theater in Budapest before the start of the High Holidays, organized by the Chabad Lubavitch organization Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities (EMIH).

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