With much fanfare, the sixth Sefer Torah for Jewish children was completed in Jerusalem, in a joyous celebration adjacent to the Western Wall.
It was a perfect day to enjoy the winter sun at Sydney’s Bondi Beach as politicians, past and present, business leaders and representatives from a wide cross-section of the community including Dame Marie Bashir, former Governor of NSW and Phillip Ruddock, ex Federal MP, gathered to honour Rabbi Dr Dovid Slavin of Our Big Kitchen.
Anna Katz was at a loss. June was fast approaching and the mother of three from northern California didn’t know what she would do with her kids all summer. After a bad business decision that landed her husband in prison in February 2014, life as she knew it came to an abrupt end. Her meager income was barely enough to pay for the basics, and financing summer camp for her kids was out of the question.
Singing star Shlomo Simcha Sufrin, a member of the Lubavitch community in Toronto, has returned to the Jewish music scene after a lengthy hiatus with a brand new album – ‘Ani Kan.’
The Jewish man who was stabbed last Friday by a knife-wielding Muslim assailant shouting “Allahu Akbar” in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg is home from the hospital, doing fine physically, but emotionally traumatized, his daughter told The Algemeiner on Wednesday.
Neighbors, friends and rescuers spent the day Wednesday digging through rubble in the desperate hopes of finding people alive after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy at about 3:30 a.m., killing more than 120 people. The epicenter was centered near the town of Norcia, Italy, about 100 miles from Rome, where buildings also reportedly swayed from the resulting tremors.
Seeing a weekly picture of the Rebbe that was released this week sparked a childhood memory for Rabbi Sholom Ciment, Shliach in Boyton Beach, Florida.
In honor of Chof Av, the Yahrzeit of the Rebbe’s father Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, selected excerpts of a major new research project on the Rebbe’s early years were made public.
The Jewish Academy of Suffolk County is creating an exciting and innovative new chapter in education for the local Jewish Community, under the guidance of renowned Crown Heights educator Shimon Waronker, which was featured in Newsday today.
New immigrants in Jerusalem had something to celebrate: a center that for the past eight years has provided them with an ongoing minyan, in addition to a wide range of classes and outreach activities. To fete the work of Chabad of Baka, co-directed by Rabbi Avraham and Nechama Dina Hendel, nearly 200 people came together on Aug. 12 for a Shabbat unity dinner, representing a thriving community of English-speaking olim from the United States and around the world.
With a new two-track system, catering to children of all academic levels, MyShliach is happy to open registration for the Chidon 5777.
In a letter sent to his family from Federal prison, Sholom Rubashkin expressed support and encouragement for the effort to unite members of the community to have a Sefer Torah written in his merit.
Bais Rivkah Day Camp ended off an incredible eight weeks of a “Hakhel summer” with a barbeque lunch for mothers and daughters.
Kids can learn a lot on a playground. They learn about cooperation, sportsmanship, leadership, independence and to try new things. Conveying that message in a video, as well as a concerted voting campaign, helped Chabad of Tampa Bay, FL, win a national contest to receive a $20,000 grant for a new playground.
By the time most people on the East Coast had finished lunch and returned to work, Jack Hananya of Long Island, N.Y., was in recovery in a Manhattan hospital room, having just received a life-saving gift thanks to two Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries and a little matchmaking.
Amid a visit to rural Iowa for the purpose of Hashgacha on kosher meat, the Rebbe of Satmar-Kiryas Yoel, Rabbi Aharon Teitelbaum, paid a visit to the Chabad Yeshiva in Postville, where he discussed words of Torah with the students and faculty.
Communists forbade them to study Torah and now their children are teaching Torah to a new generation.
Cheder Chabad of Baltimore has announced the hiring of Rabbi Avrohom Wolowik to fill the role of executive director.
Sholom Rubashkin, who has already served over 80 months in Federal prison, was punished due to blatantly and provably false testimony – and the prosecution knew that it was false and tried to hide the evidence, writes law professor Ronald Rotunda in the Verdict Law Journal.
Tractors are smoothing out the ground for the many tents that will be set up to host the davening and farbrengens. Hotel rooms were booked, two airplanes chartered, and the catering service is working around the clock cooking up a storm to feed thousands of meals. The printing press is churning out programs, signs, and learning materials. All are getting ready for the historical Kinus that will take place IY”H next week in Moscow, Lubavitch, Liozna and Kazakhstan with over 500 European Rabbis and Shluchim in attendance.
Baton Rouge’s newly-opened Chabad House launched an emergency fundraising campaign for thousands of people affected by the massive floods that swept across Louisiana.
In a historical decision, the city government of Bobruisk, Belarus, has granted the local Jewish community the rights to a plot of land with the remains of an old synagogue in the city center last week.