A few weeks after registration opened for Pesach ‘Merkos Shlichus,’ the Bochurim who signed up were called to Merkos’ offices at Chabad HQ where they displayed their expertise at leading a public Seder and their knowledge of the necessary Halachos.
Dirk Evenhuis had come to northwestern Tasmania as a 5-year-old in 1951. His family was among 35 Dutch families who had emigrated together. It wasnt until a pair of Bochurim on Merkos Shlichus ‘found’ him that he redicovered his Jewish roots, literally at ‘the edge of the world’.
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On Sunday, NPR radio ran a feature broadcast on two Chabad Yeshiva students traveling through rural Arizona this summer as part of the ‘roving rabbis’ program. The two Bochurim, Zalman Refson and Yaakov Kaplan, were interviewed for the program, along with a couple of isolated Jews they encountered on their travels.
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Anna Koozmin, a 20-year-old sophomore at the University of Maryland, loves the popular Netflix series about a woman’s prison for the way it delves into the back stories and lives of inmates at a federal women’s prison. Now she is about to find out for herself what the place is like—at least for a day.
Young rabbinical students Mendel Schmukler and Sholom Ber Charitonow have been spending their summer vacation traveling through the U.S. state of Texas, bringing the light of Judaism to the few isolated Jews in the state’s rural areas. The following two stories were told by them, both of which occurred while visiting the city of Houston.
Young rabbinical students Yossi Rubashkin and Mendel Polter have been spending their summer vacation traveling through the U.S. state of Michigan, bringing the light of Judaism to the few isolated Jews in the state’s rural areas. The following story was told by them, which occurred while they were in the small city of Midland.
Rabbis Berel Bendet and Levi Dubov say they’re having a delightful time traveling North Idaho and meeting its residents. And, no doubt, those who get to meet the two from the Chabad Rabbinical Visitation Program during their tour of Idaho are enjoying Bendet and Dubov as well.
Young rabbinical students Dovid Leib Lepkivker and Saadia Liberow have been spending their summer vacation traveling through the South American country of Peru, bringing the light of Judaism to the country’s native Jews and Israeli backpackers. The following story was told by them, which occurred while they were in the capital city of Lima.
Yosef Sharfstein likes to joke that there are more Jewish people living on his block in Brooklyn, N.Y., than there are in the entire state of South Dakota—and that’s probably true.
Young rabbinical students Naftali Spielman and Michoel Mishulovin have been spending their summer vacation hopping from one Caribbean island to another, bringing the light of Judaism to the few isolated Jews in the region. The following story was told by them about their visit to the island of Trinidad.
Hundreds of Bochurim, en route to locations around the world to lead Pesach Seders, gathered in Crown Heights last Motzai Shabbos Yom Iyun for the bochurim traveling to some 270 cities, many without any existing Jewish infrastructure.
Less than a month after registration opened for Pesach ‘Merkos Shlichus,’ the Bochurim who signed up were called to Merkos’ offices at Chabad HQ, where they displayed their expertise at leading a public Seder and their knowledge of the necessary Halachos.
As Jewish communities in major cites celebrate the start of Chanukah this week, one group is heading into country Australia to support Jewish people living in isolated areas without a synagogue or connection to their culture.
As part of the worldwide Chabad summer student internship program and under the auspices of Chabad of Markham, a group of four young rabbinical students recently visited the Jewish community of Markham, Ontario to bolster Jewish identity and promote Jewish observances.
An in-home visit with two young rabbis from Brooklyn left Sioux Falls resident Aloma Graham with a sense of connection to her Jewish roots.
Armed with the braided egg bread called challah, the sacred parchments known as mezuzahs and their faith, three roving rabbis have hit the city with one mission: Meet as many Jews as possible in their three weeks here.
Chabad of RARA (Rural and Regional Australia) recently celebrated its Bar Mitzvah year. Since its inauguration in June 2000 (Tammuz 5760), one million kilometers have been traveled by over 70 groups of different Bochurim. RARA has contacts in over 250 different cities and towns and has helped to create and assist in 12 regional Jewish communities throughout Australia.
The “roving rabbis” are making their way through Oklahoma. Moshe Sasonkin, of Akron, Ohio, and Levi Misholovin, of West Bloomfield, Mich., are spending their summer vacation traveling the country to provide for the needs of Jewish people throughout remote areas or towns with small Jewish populations.
The squeaking of the tortilla machine inside Anita’s Tortilleria on East Jefferson Street pierced the air Thursday as hot corn tortillas rolled off the line during the tail end of the lunch rush.
In 1948, Leibel Posner was about to spend five weeks on the road, traveling throughout the farmlands, towns and cities of New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Nowadays, even as air travel, GPS navigation and videoconferencing make for a more modern-day experience, the underlying themes of Torah, ahavas Yisrael (love of the Jewish people) and selfless dedication remain the same.
DAYLESFORD, Australia — A synagogue on wheels rolled into Daylesford last week. The Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia van cruised around the Hepburn Shire with Rabbis Dov Zaetz and Peretz Chein as part of their mission to connect with Jewish people living in rural and regional Victoria.
Chabad of RARA (Rural and Regional Australia) has recently celebrated its Bar Mitzvah – 13th – year. Since the establishment of the organization by Shaul and Baila Spigler in 2000, over 1,000,000 kilometres have been traveled and over 70 groups of Bochurim have been sent out on RARA.