The 20-year-old Parkland College student who was allegedly caught on camera vandalizing a menorah outside the University of Illinois Chabad Jewish Center didn’t do it out of hatred, police say.
The Rov of Kfar Chabad, Rabbi Meir Ashkenazi, has hired a public relations firm to assist him in spreading his tznius campaign among residents of the village in central Israel.
This Monday evening, over 70 Hebrew School teachers will join a “mind shifting” teacher training at the JCM. The event promises to be inspirational and fun with gourmet dinner and interactive workshops. “Teacher’s carry the most important role in a child’s Hebrew school experience and equipping them with professional development is a must.” Said Mrs. Mussie Weiss, CKids’ Hebrew School Coordinator.
One of the minhagim which the talmidim of United Lubavitcher Yeshiva-Crown St. have learned regarding the month of Elul is to check one’s tefillin and mezuzos. The yeshiva’s 7th grade wasted no time and got a sofer, Rabbi Levi Ladaev, to come down to their class and together check their Mezuzos.
North ranch, CA will never quite be the same. An upper class picturesque neighborhood, located in the north of the Conejo valley, North ranch is home of thousands of Jews who were never serviced by a synagogue. Now, not only do they have a beautiful Chabad house, but they were treated to a summer yeshiva in their very backyard.
Thousands of American tourists, who arrived in the Jewish state during their summer vacation, chose to dedicate some of their leisure time to helping the needy at the Colel Chabad’s Jerusalem packing facility. More than 5,000 families receive monthly baskets and before major Jewish holidays, an additional 20,000 packages are delivered.
Vancouver Island, in Canada’s Pacific northwest, was named the No. 1 Island in U.S and Canada by the Travel + Leisure magazine 2014. Locals and travelers come for the fishing, wineries, art, whale watching, and breathtaking scenery. And now, some will be coming for its blossoming Jewish community, a stunning development given the island’s relative isolation from the mainland.
The Shaarei Tzedek Chessed Center in Moscow, Russia, takes care of the physical needs of local elderly and needy Jews day in and day out, by providing them with food, clothing, medicine and more.
Rabbi Yale and Rickelle New began Friendship Circle of Atlanta in December 2011, soon after the couple married. From their home in the Toco Hills neighborhood near the heart of Georgia’s capital city, they have worked tirelessly to grow the program from its infancy to a thriving resource, matching teenage volunteers with children who have special needs.
Rabbi Yosef Gerlitzky, Director of Chabad in Tel Aviv, told Arutz Sheva about Shabbat observance in the traditionally secular coastal city and how his organization is working to improve it from the air.
A rally and press conference took place this evening, August 26, in Crown Heights, drawing hundreds of area residents in protest of the ‘Iran deal,’ which will allow the Islamist regime to procure nuclear weapons and restore billions of dollars to their terror-financing coffers. A small group of Neturei Karta protesters – but with very large signs – attended as well and counter-protested.
Last week Moti Edri was engaged in ‘Mivtzoim’, getting people in the Azrieli Mall in Tel Aviv to put on tefilin. His mehudar tefilin disappeared at some point, and they were found the following day in a trash can.
University of Illinois police have arrested a Champaign man in connection with the Aug. 19 vandalizing of the menorah outside the Chabad Jewish Center on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign.
This year, Gan Israel Day Camp of Edgware, UK, attracted over 310 children ages 4-12 from Edgware and Northwest London for two weeks of fun and excitement.
A rally and press conference scheduled for later this evening in Crown Heights is expected to draw hundreds of residents opposing the nuclear deal with Iran. CrownHeights.info has learned that radical anti-Israel groups who support the Iran deal, including Code Pink and Neturei Karta, are planning to attend as well in a bid to disrupt the community’s unified voice.
Under a heavy downpour of rain, members of the Coral Springs Jewish community attended the August 13th opening of the Chai Chabad Center in Coral Springs, Florida. Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), offered warm greetings and accolades for Chabad’s dedication on behalf of the Jewish people who, he said, inspire him to speak his conscience against the Iran deal, even as he faces fierce opposition in Congress.
A Lubavitcher entrepreneur and Crown Heights native who built a used-cellphone business empire has emerged as the mysterious megadonor behind the presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, reports the New York Times.
As the flagship School of Chabad Lubavitch, with an enrollment of 1850 Talmidim, Oholei Torah officially began its new 5776/Shnas Hakhel school year.
For eight-year-old Jana Tawil, shlucha to Salta, Argentina, a Shabbos afternoon with likeminded friends is only a hop, skip and jump away—if a 1,500 kilometer plane ride fits that bill. But just two short weeks ago, that’s exactly what she – and nine other junior shluchos her age from a variety of cities throughout the country – did, converging on “nearby” Buenos Aires for a shabbaton that was made especially for them.
On Friday afternoon, mere hours before Shabbos, the Israeli city of Beit Shemesh, a suburb of Jerusalem, sent a tractor to dismantle a makeshift Chabad Shul that had been erected the night before on municipal land. But swift and brave action by members of the community prevented its destruction.
Camper Mordy Shapiro poses for a photo with all the keepsakes he received from Camp Gan Israel-NY’s BMD (Beis Medrash Division). Before they departed home, every camper received: A yarlmulka, sweater, tzitzis bendel, mug, backpack, tefilin mirror, perek mem aleph card, flag and towel – all emblazoned with BMD’s logo.
The newest Chabad best seller, “The Secret of Chabad, inside the world’s most successful movement” was a sell out at it’s debut at the National Jewish Retreat in Washington, DC last week. Community members and Shluchim stood in line to grab the new book that readers and reviewers are raving about.