Students of the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina, utilized their day off from school on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to prepare building materials that will be made into homes for the homeless at Habitat for Humanity.
When Yeruchem Engel recently became a mentor for MyShliach, he didn’t need much training. The 17-year-old from Colorado was one of a number of boys at the receiving end of the “Big Brother/Big Sister” program at its inception 10 years ago.
Rebecca Rabinor’s son Samuel is turning 11, and thanks to the arrival of a Chabad couple to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, he has a rabbi to help him study for his bar mitzvah.
A record snow pile-up in Portland, Oregon, means school’s closed yet again, but kids won’t miss a favorite this Friday at the Chabad preschool.
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.
Jason Finkelstein, 22, a financial adviser and planner for North Star Resource Group in Minnesota, met Rabbi Sholom Brook through the Chabad rabbi at the University of Kansas, where Finkelstein was active with the campus program. From that first meeting, Finkelstein thought Brook was “a cool, friendly, welcoming guy.”
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.
Located just across the tracks from the traditionally Jewish Montreal neighborhood of Côte des Neiges, the Town of Mount Royal seems light years away. It features single-family homes, tidy lawns and a quaint shopping district with a distinctly old-world flavor.
Winter Torah, was a four-day intensive learning seminar, and the first initiative of its kind by Chabad Shluchim on campus. Sponsored in part by Chabad on Campus International, Winter Torah is geared primarily for college students with affiliated backgrounds.
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 Reuven “Ruvi” Rivlin 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.
As plans move forward for a neo-Nazi march in Whitefish, Mont., Chabad-Lubavitch of Montana plans on “fighting darkness with light.”
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.
When news broke that there had been a deadly shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Aiport hours before the Jewish Sabbath Friday, Rabbi Schneur Kaplan rushed to the airport with an offer for those who observe: a place to pray and a place to stay.
For the second time in as many days, the Chabad Center of South Orlando, Florida, has been evacuated over a bomb threat made over the phone.
Since it’s inception in 1994, Chabad of Lithuania has endured attacks and libel by the very people now empowered with distributing Lithuanian Government restitution funds, says Shliach Rabbi Sholom Ber Krinsky.
Two bomb threats have been called into Jewish centers in Central Florida: One of the threats was called into Chabad of South Orlando, and the other to the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull helped light the menorah on Friday afternoon at Central Synagogue in Sydney on the seventh day of Chanukah. Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Levi Wolff, rabbi of the congregation, and others watched as Turnbull in lit the shamash candle on the menorah so that the others, in turn, could be ignited.
On Sunday, the first day of Chanukah, at around 9:00am, a public Menorah erected by local Chabad Shliach Rabbi Mendel Goldberg on the main boardwalk of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, was found vandalized and broken into pieces.
The fourth night of Chanukah was celebrated Tuesday at the Colonial Lanes Bowling Alley in Chester, NY. “Sushi Menorah & Chopsticks Chanukah” was hosted by Chabad of Orange County, led by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston.
The Tzeirei HaShluchim West Coast Boys’ Winter Camp, in partnership with Merkos 302’s MyShliach, has concluded an amazing eight, fun-packed days of chayus, chassidishkeit and excitement!
Or Elyakim, the son of Dalia Elyakim – the Israeli woman killed last week in a truck-ramming terror attack in Berlin – lit the fourth candle on a giant menorah erected by the local Chabad Shluchim at the German capital’s iconic Brandenburg Gate.