The aftermath of Hurricane Odile in Cabo, Mexico. Inset: Rabbi Benny Hershcovich.
Hurricane Odile has wrecked havoc on the glittery beach destination of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico. Chabad Shluchim Rabbi Benny and Sonia Hershcovich, who have been serving the community diligently throughout the ordeal, are out of communication and need serious assistance.
Update: Shluchim contacted; need urgent assistance.
A woman and two children were treated for smoke inhalation at a local hospital on Tuesday following an early morning fire that broke out on the fourth floor of a synagogue in Anderlecht, located in southern Brussels, Belgium. The synagogue is led by RabbiMenachem Hadad, Chief Rabbi of Brussels and a Chabad emissary.
It was the hottest event in town with tickets completely sold out and community members trying to frantically secure a place last minute, and what an event it was! Mega Challah Bake 2014 was a tremendous, inspiring, life changing experience. One thousand women from all walks of Jewish life from every community in Montreal packed into one room, all there to do the Mitzvah of baking Challah, and hundreds more watching live from their homes.
Israeli security officials on Monday issued a severe terror alert for citizens warning of potential “attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets around the world, especially in Western Europe, by global jihad elements (including ISIS), specifically by fighters returning home from Syria and Iraq.”
Top Left: 'Friends' actor Elliot Gould. Top Right: Star Trek actor William Shatner. Bottom: Artist's rendition of the new campus.
In the month of September, children across the country begin the new school year, excitedly meeting new teachers and classmates. The children at Maimonides Jewish Day School and The Gan–Portland Jewish Preschool in Portland, Ore., however, returned to something quite different: a new school.
For most Americans, Labor Day is an annually anticipated day of fun and barbecuing. For many Brooklynites however, it is just one of those dreaded days when the city is gridlocked, leaving those in it grounded until all the chaos is over. But for one group, this year’s Labor Day had a pleasant surprise in store: a surprise that would prove to be both entertaining and empowering for the unique task which lies ahead of them this year.
The author, Rabbi Eliezer Zaklikovsky (c) dancing with his son Mendel at his Bar Mitzvah with his great grandfather Rabbi Mordechai Altein.
Just in time for the upcoming month of Tishrei, a magnificent album and diary has just been released, it is entitled Yemai Bracha. It includes the personal diaries of Chabad Historian Rabbi Eliezer Zaklikovsky, Shliach in Monroe, NJ, of Tishrei 5752.
One by one, some 200 women walked through the redwood doors of the Berkeley, California, Mikvah on Sept. 7, craning necks and raising camera phones for peeks at the shimmering turquoise surface of the newly updated ritual pool.
Chabad emissary to Luhansk, Ukraine, Rabbi Sholom Gopin, who barely escaped the war raging between pro-Russian separatists and the military, says the recently struck cease-fire has done little to alleviate the suffering of the local Jewish community.
With great sadness and pain we inform you of the passing of Harav Hachosid Reb Moshe Chaim Sapochkinsky, OBM, a senior and well respected member of the Montreal Lubavitch community, who served as the Rov of the Nusach Hoari Shul for over 60 years. He was 90 years old.