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.

Photos: Eli Marcus Rocks CGI-Montreal

On Monday night, after an amazing sunny day of sports, water activities, and lots of learning, the shul at Camp Gan Yisroel-Montreal was literally shaking from the enthusiasm and spirit! When the CGI family, singer Eli Marcus and musician Fitche Bensimon get together it is an event not to be missed.

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.

Jewish Landscape Diversifies in Crown Heights

Not too long ago there were only two types of people living in Crown Heights: African/Caribbean-Americans and Lubavitcher Chasidic Jews. Today, “Hipsters, Modern Orthodox transplants and a growing progressive wing within Chabad are redefining both sides of Eastern Parkway” reports The Jewish Week.

New from JEM: Undaunted

Next Wednesday, 20 Av, marks 72 years since the passing of the Rebbe’s father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, OBM. This week, leading up to his Yahrtzeit, JEM is pleased to present a fascinating WhatsApp series on Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s profound impact on the Rebbe’s teachings, and the generations that follow.