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Young Lubavitchers Mark ‘Yahrtzeit’ of Japanese Savior

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.

Despite Fierce Opposition, East Boca ‘770’ Approved

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.”

Chabad on Campus Welcomes 20 New Couples

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.