New Jersey Chabad Center to Double in Size

Rabbi Mendy Mangel can’t explain why synagogue enrollment is generally declining throughout the country as fewer people seemingly maintain their Jewish identities. He only knows that the number of those he sees regularly at Chabad Lubavitch of Camden and Burlington Counties in Cherry Hill, N.J., keeps climbing.

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Lubavitch Educational Center Buys New Building

CrownHeights.info has learned that Lubavitch Educational Center, the flagship school for the Chabad community in South Florida popularly known as L.E.C., has purchased a four-story, 48,681-square-foot building less than a mile away from its current location near North Miami Beach. The institution paid $5.1 million for the property.

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Video: Life Is Like a Good Beer

Life is like a good beer…well…sort of. Jewish philosophy says that nothing bad comes from on High. Everything is ultimately good, although not everything is always perceived by us to be good. Some events, in fact, appear to us to be quite bitter. Rabbi Pinchas Taylor reminds us that during those tougher moments, its important to remember that life, like a good beer, can be bitter and still be good.

Jewish Women Unite in Melbourne

Once again, women in Unity held an inspiring event in Melbourne, Australia. It has been a decade since the Women in Unity was formed in response to the tragedy at Mumbai, India. The commitment to the unity of the Jewish people that originally galvanized its founders, Rebbetzins Riva CohenSara Gutnick, and Miriam Telsner, has not wavered.