The Los Angeles Jewish community showed up en masse for the annual Simchas Bais Hashoeva in the streets of Hollywood.
Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba, senior Rov of the Crown Heights Beis Din, was seen on Thursday inspecting the 15-ton wine press used for making the Kesser and Farbrengen brands of wine and grape juice.
A heartbreaking funeral procession accompanied 7-year-old Shmuel Sarfati, the young son of Chabad Shluchim to the Poissy suburb of Paris who was tragically killed on the first day of Yomtov by a construction truck, to his final resting place on Har Hazeisim in Jerusalem.
The Lubavitch community of Montreal gathered on Thursday evening, Chol Hamoed Sukkos, to celebrate the annual Siyum Harambam.
A joyous Simchas Beis Hashoeva celebration was held on the first night of Chol Hamoed Sukkos in Stamford Hill, London, Organized by Lubavitch UK and the Lubavitch Children’s Centre.
Thousands of distraught mourners gathered in Paris to bid their final farewell to a young boy, 7-year-old Shmuel Sarfati, who was killed in a freak-accident involving a construction vehicle on the first day of Yomtov.
Israeli Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman arrived at the Tel Hashomer Hospital in Tel Aviv to pay a visit to Rabbi Mendel Deutsch, a Chabad activist who was brutally beaten in Ukraine after Rosh Hashanah.
Taking Jewish classics and remixing them with modern electro-dance beats and sounds, Shimi Levy of Levyticus has released a lively dance track that Jewish communities all over the world are free to download and use for their Simchas Beis Hashoeva events.
Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the brutal beating and robbery of Rabbi Mendel Deutsch, police in Zhitomir, Ukraine say that the four – two men and two women – were arrested and charged in connection with the brutal incident which occurred two weeks ago.
A terrible tragedy befell the Jewish community in the French city of Poissy when a mishap with a construction truck mortally injured 7-year-old Shmuel Sarfati, son of local Chabad Shluchim. Rescue services were forced to declare his death at the scene.
The first modern day translation of an epic 1,100 year old commentary on the Torah into contemporary Arabic may be one of several projects to make the works of a legendary Torah scholar accessible to the masses.
Chabad at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, led by Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, celebrated the grand opening of a kosher bistro to serve the university’s Jewish students, faculty members and visitors.
Founded in 1851 with a population of barely 300 people, the city of Vacaville, Calif., was once a stopping point of the Pony Express. A century-and-a-half later, the northern California city, which today has grown to a population of roughly 95,000, earns the distinction of having the highest number of electric cars per capita in the world.
Born into a Jewish family, Lazar Abramovitch was supposed to have his bar mitzvah when he turned 13. Except he turned 13 in 1941, in the Soviet Union, a communist country where religions of all kinds were frowned upon, and a country that happened in that year to be newly involved in World War II, fighting Nazi Germany.
With just minutes remaining before the beginning of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur at sunset, a federal judge in California lifted a temporary restraining order that had banned the slaughter of chickens as part of an ancient atonement rite but allowed the lawsuit that triggered the order to go forward.
Hurricane Matthew hit some parts of the Caribbean hard, and Jewish efforts have launched to help alleviate the situation in ways big and small. While Jamaica was spared the brunt of the storm, the timing coincided with other basic general needs of the local population.
Hundreds of Jews began streaming into the yard of the Central Marina Roscha Shul in Moscow in the wee hours of the morning for Kapporos. A team of shochtim, who were appointed by the Chief Rabbinate of Russia, awaits them at all hours.
A Chabad House in Montreal’s Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighborhood was broken into early Friday morning and had its handmade charity box stolen. According to police, the same thing happened at a Chabad in Côte-St-Luc two weeks ago.
A Los Angeles Federal Court judge ordered a temporary restraining order against the performance of Kapporos by Chabad of Irvine in southern California.
Hundreds of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jewish community members, visiting dignitaries, and other well-wishers celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Chabad Center for Jewish Life in historic Fort Wood.
With nine people dead, 2 million homes without power, and extensive flooding and property damage from Florida to North Carolina, Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries reached out to their communities after the conclusion of the Jewish Sabbath to begin to assess the massive help that will needed. Hurricane Matthew continues to threaten the region with storm surges and torrential rains.