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Richmond Chabad Dances with ‘Miracle Torah’

Thursday was a special evening for the Jewish community in Richmond, for more than one reason. Not only was it the joyous holiday of Simchas Torah, but the Chabad Center of Richmond was in possession of a very significant artefact saved from one of the most traumatic events in modern Jewish history.

Chabad Aids Survivors of Deadly California Wildfires

An estimated 1,500 buildings have been destroyed and more than 75,000 acres have burned in eight counties as a result of the fires that started on Sunday night in Northern California. At the same time, a brush fire in Anaheim, in Southern California, has been making its way towards homes and buildings, necessitating more than 1,000 firefighters to battle the flames.

Baking the World a Better Place, One Cookie at a Time

What a wonderful way to share the message of Yom Tov by bringing joy and a smile to the people who need it most. The idea was to get the wider Sydney community involved to bake over 10,000 honey cookies to be distributed by parents, teens and kids who throughout Tishrei would visit nursing homes, hospitals and homeless shelters to bring joy along with a delicious home-baked gift.

Nepal Shliach Organizes Rescue on Yom Kippur

It was the night of Yom Kippur, and Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz was not in shul. The rabbi, who heads the Chabad house in Kathmandu, Nepal with his wife Chani, was off on a search-and-rescue mission. A 50-year-old Israeli had met with a nasty fall while hiking at a Mount Everest base camp with his son, and had reached out to the Chabad for help.

Following Violence in Vegas, Shliach Provides Comfort

In what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a gunman with multiple weapons at his disposal, stationed in a high-floor room at a Las Vegas hotel, rained a rapid-fire hail of bullets on outdoor music-concert-goers Sunday night, sowing death and pandemonium. Rabbi Mendy Harlig, a chaplain with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said it has been a long and harrowing night for law enforcement.

Chabad Planes Deliver Urgent Supplies to Puerto Rico

Chartered planes filled with food, water, medical items and cleaning supplies have come to Puerto Rico, organized by Chabad-Lubavitch representatives and headed for Chabad of Puerto Rico, co-directed by Rabbi Mendel and Rachel Zarchi. A slew of volunteers are working to meet the basic demands of residents in San Juan and other parts of the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria.