Monday, / June 14, 2021
Articles Filed Under “Shluchim”
Lubavitch.com Launches New Podcast
Lamplighters: Stories From Chabad Emissaries On The Jewish Frontier is a bimonthly podcast focusing on Chabad emissaries, or shluchim, their personal struggles and the people…
Return To Chengdu
The Chabad emissaries in Chengdu, China must leave in a hurry to protect their children, and the community they built with love and care falls…
Pioneer Chabad Emissary Rabbi Gershon Mendel Garelik, 88
The executive director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Italy, Rabbi Gershon Mendel Garelik passed away on Shabbat, February 13, after a long illness. He was 88. Rabbi…
Racing to the Finish Line: 20,000 Mitzvahs for Rabbi Yitzi
Diagnosed with ALS eight years ago, Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz of Temecula, California is unable to physically assist others in fulfilling mitzvot. But he continues to…
Sofia, Bulgaria: Fire Destroys Home, Chabad Family of 12 Safe
A Saturday night fire sparked by an electric short, left the home of the city’s Chabad representatives and their ten children a charred skeleton.
Chabad Shluchim Conference Becomes World’s Longest Zoom Event
By now, it is in its 114th hour and still going strong!
Chabad Mumbai: Remembering, Rebuilding
Twelve years ago this week, terrorists stormed the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai. Members of the Islamic terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba held Chabad representatives Rabbi Gavriel…
Annual International Conference of Chabad Shluchim Opens Today
The 34th Annual International Conference of Chabad Shluchim opens today with 5,200 emissaries participating. Instead of taking place in New York this year, the four-day…
Highest Civilian Honor For Chabad Rep in Kosovo
Chief Rabbi of Albania and Chabad representative to Thessaloniki and the Lower Balkans Rabbi Yoel Kaplan received a surprise award from Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi…
Bissli, Bamba and Bolognese Warm a Mother’s Heart
Ayelet Mamo Shay was feeling helpless. The Israeli businesswoman and author who lives in Gibraltar got word that her son, a university student in London,…
Perth, Australia: Where the Swan River Meets the Southwest Coast
One afternoon in early September, four young men stepped onto Trigg Beach, a haven for surfers just north of Perth, Australia. A spring storm was…
Ancient Scroll Sparks New Journey For Iranian Teen
It was about thirty years ago when an old Sephardic Jew named David Abtan walked into my office and said ‘Rabbi, I need a favor…
A Searching Teenager Becomes Rabbi to His Hometown
One afternoon in the mid-nineties, an unaffiliated teenager from Krefeld, Germany, signed onto his AOL account to find G-d. He typed the words “rabbi” and…
Cranberry Township, On The Precipice Of A Jewish Future
New Shluchim bring Jewish community to Pittsburgh suburb
SOTW: Running Commentary
I started running about ten years ago, just to get some oxygen into my brain.
Paying It Forward
The post on the WhatsApp group shared by Chabad reps described the situation: A young dad in some remote town in a province of northern…
President Zelenskyy Meets With Jewish Leaders
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Ukrainian Jewish leaders, among them many Chabad emissaries, to discuss safety and compliance with pandemic regulations during the upcoming High…
Walnut Creek Welcomes New Shluchim
Community Welcomes Shluchim With Flowers And Gifts
Four Babies And An 11-Year-Old Brit in Hong Kong
Community navigates pandemic regulations to import mohel from Israel
A Turf War Between Homeless Street Performers, A Rabbi’s Resolution
“Are you mad at me, Rabbi?” My mind began to race through possibilities, “Why would I be mad at this stranger?” To Read The Full…
New Shluchim to Erie, PA
Just as soon as coronavirus restrictions ease up, Chabad will open in Erie, Pennsylvania. Rabbi Dovie and Mushkie Kivman will move from their home in Brooklyn to serve…
Managing the stress of uncertainty
Chabad shluchim tell us how the individual challenges they’ve navigated in their personal lives have inured them to the stress of uncertainty and self-isolation. To…
Hanover, Germany: A Tragedy and a Choice
Fifteen years ago, Zev Iluz’s phone rang. The Israeli expat had settled in Hanover, Germany, to escape the pressures of life in Israel. He wanted…
A Final Passage, From China to Israel
A Jewish man dies alone in Suzhou, China. Chabad engages an international effort to prevent cremation and bring his body for burial to Israel. To…
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