In anticipation to the new Zman beginning in Yeshivos worldwide, a special conference – Kinus Talmidim Hashluchim was held by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim on Monday, 26 Tishrei, for the Shluchim traveling to Yeshivos around the world.
Founded some 15 years ago, Chabad of Walnut Creek, Florida is aiming to expand and secure its future. Now, a matching funds campaign is hoping to ensure that it happens.
Just in time for winter, the Chabad-run Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC) partnered with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and the Gloria Jeans clothing franchise to distribute clothing gift certificates to 5,000 Jewish children from across Ukraine and Russia.
As Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a state of emergency ahead of an Oct. 19 speech by Richard Spencer at the University of Florida in Gainesville, the Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student Center announced that it will host a “Good Deed Marathon” throughout the day on campus, and that it will be open for extended hours throughout the week with extra security measures in place. The university has the largest number of enrolled Jewish students in the United States.
The funeral procession of Rebbetzin Rivka Korf, who passed away earlier today, arrives at the campus of Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami. The institution’s 1,000 students paid their last respects to the woman who — along with her husband Reb Avrohom Korf — built the school from a tiny Cheder into the formidable force for Jewish education it is today.
‘Roving Rabbis’ Mendel Barber and Aaron Roth relate two amazing encounters they experienced while performing Merkos Shlichus in Southern California this summer.
A long-awaited headquarters office for a Chabad branch in London was opened by the British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rebbetzin Brocha Rivka Korf, OBM, the wife of Rabbi Avrohom Korf, who together led a resurgence of Jewish activity and pride in the state of Florida over the past half century. She was 75 years old.
The first of its kind heritage expedition took place this summer in Ukraine, when young rabbinical students toured the country on mobile synagogue trailers, trying to bring a spark of Jewish identity to every Jew they met on their way.
The campaign for a new, larger home for Stanford University’s Chabad House got a boost when alumnus Tad Taube, who graduated in 1957, donated $1.3 million to the center, which serves Jewish students, faculty members and local residents.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Thursday, October 19, for a Hindu holiday. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
Famed law professor and author Alan Dershowitz spoke at the UC Berkeley School of Law last Wednesday at an event organized by Chabad, under the leadership of Rabbi Gil Leeds. Shortly after the event, a flyer on the law school bulletin board was found vandalized with a swastika drawn over Dershowitz’s face.
Six construction workers were hurt — four seriously — when a roof abruptly collapsed in Crown Heights Tuesday morning.
After the Nazis came to power, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin served as a symbol of their strength. But this year, those passing by the landmark during Chol Hamoed Sukkos were surprised to see an impressive sukkah standing opposite the gate.
For Rabbi Berl Goldman, preparations for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s visit to the University of Florida have been going on for a while.
Police wrangled a cow on the loose in Prospect Park today, Tuesday, after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.
A grand outdoor Simchas Beis Hashoeva took place in Monsey on Sunday Chol Hamoed Sukkos, where thousands of men, women and children participated in dancing, singing and celebrating Zman Simchaseinu.
With overdoses, substance abuse and many forms of addiction making national news, the Jewish community has not been edited from those tragic headlines. In fact, the statistics are dangerously growing with minimal sustaining solutions to the problem among all Jewish denominations. After traveling to over 600 Jewish communities in the world, this catastrophic problem did not escape the attention of Dr. David Nesenoff who this year opened Tikvah Lake Recovery, a very unique oasis for those who need to overcome their addictions, along with his son Rabbi Adam Nesenoff.
Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Puerto Rico, and assistants on the ground have been working nonstop on recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria plowed over the island on Sept. 20. A 30-hour fundraising campaign was launched on Oct. 16 to assist residents, many of whom remain without power and potable water.
With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rebbetzin Nechamah Tzipah Goodman, one of the earliest shluchos and mechanchos in the United States, who passed away early Tuesday morning. She was 95 years old.
Jewish singing superstar Avraham Fried and World famous philanthropist Leonardo Farkas Perform a song together at the United Hatzalah Concert in Israel.
A Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration was organized on 13th Avenue in the heart of Boro Park by local Shliach Rabbi Aron Ginsberg. The event was attended by thousands, who danced joyously into the late hours of the night.