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Young European Shluchim Enjoy Winter Camp

Over 80 boys and 90 girls from nine European countries including Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Northern Cyprus, Sweden, Turkey, Hungary and Poland, traveled to Zhytomyr and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, for a week full of friends, activities, chassidishe chayus and inspiration at “Shluchim Shtetl”, a winter camp geared specifically for Hebrew speaking Shluchim all over Europe, currently in it’s 6th year.

Study: Campus Shluchim Counselors of First Resort

Among their normal responsibilities on college campuses across America, Chabad emissaries organize events, teach Torah and engage students one-on-one in learning sessions. But whether by design or happenstance, these emissaries often are the first line of defense when students face personal crises as well, according to a recent study.

Johannesburg Families Rediscover Their Judaism

Greenstone Hill is a leafy suburb outside Johannesburg, South Africa—a community of new homes and developments that over the past decade has attracted many young Jewish families among its 6,000 residents. The neighborhood is only about six miles from the traditional center of Johannesburg’s Jewish community. But for many who have moved there, it’s a world away.

Israeli President Visits Chabad Synagogue in Georgia

Israeli President ReuvenRuviRivlin met with representatives of the Georgian Jewish community, including Chabad shliach Rabbi Meir Kozlovsky, in the Great Synagogue in Tbilisi Tuesday before he finished his official visit in Georgia and flew back to Israel. The event was attended by the president of the Jewish community, bureau chief Ms. Rebecca Ravitz, Israel’s ambassador to Armenia, and attorney Mordechai Tzivin.

Chabad of Vail Overcomes Ban on Houses of Worship

Since its founding in the late 1960s, the Village in Vail, Colorado has had one Interfaith Chapel for use by congregations of many faiths. Now, for the first time in Village history, an exclusively Jewish sanctuary is opening up in town. Chabad Jewish Center has just purchased a building to be used as its permanent home, overturning a longstanding amendment in the process.