Children of Prison Inmates Go Camping

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.

Chabad in Italy Assists Earthquake Victims

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.

Israel’s Ambassador to U.S. Inspires ‘Olim’ in Jerusalem

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.

Tampa Bay Chabad Wins Contest, Gets Playground

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.

Father of Three Receives Kidney, Thanks to Shluchim

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.

Law Prof.: Rubashkin Jailed Under False Testimony

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.

500 Shluchim to Gather for Historic Kinus in Russia

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.