In 2014 Rabbi Elie Estrin became the first chaplain in the US Air Force, and this week he celebrated a new landmark as he upgraded to the post of the Air Force’s first bearded officer.
Max Steinberg was determined to make a difference in the world. A native of California, he was 22 when he went to Israel for the first time in the summer of 2012 on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults, along with his siblings Jake and Paige.
The Algemeiner honored two titans of journalism at its fourth annual Summer Benefit late last week in New York City.
Last week, in front of a crowd of 6,000 at the Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem, Chasidic singing star Avraham Fried introduced a new single – a moving, inspirational and catchy song titled ‘Yerushalayim Shebalev’ (Jerusalem in [my] heart).
On Sunday, the campers of Gan Yisroel-Montreal were visited by their families, relatives and friends, who enjoyed many fun activities together both on and off camp grounds.
A group of fourteen students from Chabad Yeshivas across Israel are traveling to Almaty (Alma Ata) Kazakhstan to study Torah in close proximity to the Ohel of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, OBM.
Friday, July 31st, marked the 29th anniversary of the passing of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he saved several thousand Jewish lives by issuing transit visas to Jewish refugees so that they could travel to Japan.
The Friendship Circle of Central Jerusalem recently hosted their annual “Volunteer Salute – Evening of Appreciation,” honoring dozens of its dedicated volunteers.
In what has already become a summer tradition, a group of 15 young and ambitious rabbis assembled in Moscow for a 3-week journey – in mobile synagogues – to cross the vast lands of Russia, aiming to reach out to every small and even the most remote Jewish community.
After months of controversy and hours of debate, a large Chabad House at 770 E. Palmetto Park Road in East Boca Raton, FL won final approval Tuesday night from the City Council. After the decision, Rabbi Ruvi New hugged supporters, who wore matching white T-shirts emblazoned with the American flag with the slogan “We the people support 770.”
Pamela Kandil and David Danciger’s “Meet Cute” is a jet-setting tale of Jewish dating with a uniquely European flair. Seated next to each other at a Jewish networking conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, the couple began a whirlwind courtship in the UK followed by a romantic proposal on a gondola in Venice, Italy.
Summer is a good time for many Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, especially those based on college campuses, to get outside of their immediate surroundings—spending time with family, working with kids at camp, visiting friends or alumni. While the students are away, they also immerse themselves in planning and preparing for the upcoming year’s Jewish holidays, events and programs.
While waiting for a friend outside Wrigley Field in Chicago, writer Paul Schneider met a persistent young Lubavitcher, who tried to persuade him to put on Tefilin. Paul’s article about this encounter was a featured story on the web magazine The Good Men Project.
25 years after a famous encounter between the Rebbe and a ‘lost’ Jew who declared himself a missionary at Sunday dollars, this same Jew was ‘found’ by Lubavitcher Bochurim in Yeshiva Kayitz in Lugano, Switzerland.
Rachael Eisenson is eager to go back to school. The graduate school-student from Smithtown, N.Y., is just one class shy of getting her master’s degree in web and multimedia design.
At some point during the night of Tisha B’av, the Chabad Shul in the Shikun Hey neighborhood of Bnei Brak, Israel was broken into and the Aron Kodesh was set on fire.
It was a full house for the the 33rd annual Siyum at Yeshiva Gedolah Lubavitch-London, which celebrated the completion of Mesechtas Gittin by a number of its Talmidim.
This Monday, JEM will be starting a 10-part series over WhatsApp on the topic of parenting. The videos will be sent to the over 7,000 subscribers of their daily videos broadcasts.
A Crown Heights teen, 11th grader Chanie Gorkin, is getting credit for writing an uplifting poem that has been getting a lot of attention on social media in the United States and especially the United Kingdom.
The Mesivta division of Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy, France, gathered together Monday for a Kinus Torah, celebrating the completion of Maseches Brochos, which the students diligently studied throughout the year.
Six IDF soldiers who were injured during last summer’s incursion into Gaza experienced Canada as part of an eight-day trip co-sponsored and organized by the Chabad Terror Victims Project.
When Kata Nádas, 31, a Hungarian Jew, first began attending Chabad programs at sixteen, her parents were concerned. Their associations with Judaism were all dark: more than a half a million Jews were murdered by the Nazis with the assistance of local Hungarians, and anti-Semitism was on the rise in the country.