With many students’ homes still without power, internet and many under boil water restrictions after Hurricane Irma, one would think they’d be inclined to focus on their own problems. Certainly one would give them a pass for doing so and not worrying about others. But that’s not how the Lubavtich Educational Center in Miami works, or how it educates its students.
Hundreds gathered at midnight Motzei Shabbos to recite Selichos at the 17 Rue des Rosiers Synagogue in the Pletzel, Paris’ Jewish Quarter, where the Rebbe prayed during his residence in the city.
The Chabad Lubavitch community has taken a historic step forward in combating child abuse. A prestigious group of seven international Lubavitch Rabbinical leaders have signed a proclamation addressing abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community, and ruling that abuse can be reported to straight to government authorities without rabbinical approval.
Chicago supermarket chain Jewel-Osco, which features one of the largest Kosher offerings in the Midwest, held their fourth annual “Taste of Kosher Food Fair” this past Sunday.
Faced with the indescribable destruction of Hurricane Irma, a Chabad shliach to the Caribbean has refused to evacuate to a more stable location, remaining behind to help with the rescue efforts on the devastated island.
The White House has released a transcript of the remarks President Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner made over the phone to a group of Jewish Leaders — including, for the first time, representatives from Chabad-Lubavitch — ahead of Rosh Hashana.
As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last weekend, Chabad on Campus centers across the state opened their doors, providing shelter for students and community members. In the days since the storm passed, Chabad has shifted to arranging meals for students and organizing relief convoys to assist in the areas worst hit by the storm.
Davidi Ben-Sion, deputy head of the Shomron Regional Council, visited the Ohel on Thursday afternoon at the conclusion of a visit to the Unites States, accompanied by Chabad activist Rabbi Yaacov Behrman, and Chabad journalist Schnear Zalman Weber.
President Donald Trump has invited representatives from three major Orthodox umbrella groups — one of which is Chabad-Lubavitch — to join a pre-Rosh Hashanah conference call, but pointedly left off the invitation list the Reform and Reconstructionist representatives favored by Barrack Obama.
More than 200 people attended the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new home of Chabad of Bethlehem, NY, a suburb of Albany. The Chabad has restored and moved into the historic Adams House, built in 1838 by town founder Nathanial Adams.
An “animal-rights” group that lost a Federal lawsuit against Chabad of Irivine, California, over the pre-Yom Kippur ritual of Kapporos in a landmark ruling earlier this year, is at it once again — this time suing the Irvine Police Department for not enforcing animal cruelty laws by allowing the practice to continue.
In an op-ed published in The Times of Israel, Shelley Civkin revealed what she believes is the best kept secret in the Jewish world.
Unidentified individuals hurled a firebomb at the Moscow offices of the largest Jewish organization in Russia, the Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC), which is adjacent to the Marina Roscha Synagogue, headed by Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.
As many as 100 Chabad Houses across Florida have been opening their doors to neighbors, community members and others in need, serving freshly cooked meals to those without power and, in some cases, without homes to return to.
This summer, the FJC’s Stars Ukraine program provided 50 young people aged 18 to 26 with a magical summer experience – a ten-day learning seminar in Israel that was a journey deep into their roots and wide to the country’s borders. Over the course of the trip, the group traveled from the mountains of Tzfat to the Red Sea in Eilat, all the while learning more about themselves, Judaism and the places around them.
Talmidei yeshiva and avreichim wishing to travel abroad for Rosh Hashanah are required to get permission from the IDF or they will be prevented from leaving at the airport. That said, a group of Lubavitcher Chassidim wishing to head to 770 for Tishrei were informed by the Vaad Yeshivos that the induction center is not providing this service for the coming two weeks.
Rabbi Asher Federman, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of the Virgin Islands, has remained on St. Thomas, which was devastated by Hurricane Irma, to give what material and spiritual comfort he can to the island’s small Jewish community.
After fifteen years of fostering Jewish life in sunny California, Rabbi Shmuly Schlanger and his wife Esther have finally opened the doors to the permanent home of Chabad of Bakersfield.
Following the incident in which a Chabad Chosid was fined for offering passersby to put on Tefillin, the mayor of Herzliya came to the office of Rabbi Reli Halperin, put on Tefillin, and announced the cancellation of the outrageous summons. The two parted with a hug.
It was Friday morning as Floridians were bracing for Hurricane Irma, when Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, director of Tampa’s Chabad Young Professionals chapter, received a call from his colleague. RabbiYossi Katz of Tenafly, New Jersey was concerned about a member of his community who had entered hospice care in Tampa. Would Dubrowski stay in touch with him?
CrownHeights.info has learned that a story we published yesterday about the family of Shluchim on the Caribbean island of St. Martin being rescued on Shabbos was factually incorrect. In fact, the Shluchim evacuated to Puerto Rico by the U.S. Military on Friday, having arrived before Shabbos began.
Chai Elul marked the conclusion of Lahak’s historic sale on the first sixty volumes of Toras Menachem. Now, for a few limited weeks, another sale will take its place: Those who wish to complete their partially-bought sets can purchase individual volumes for the low price of $11 each.