107 Shluchim from around the world gathered at a strategic development Bootcamp in New York as part of the Chabad on Campus International Strategic Initiative.
Mar del Plata, located in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province, is a bustling beach city found on the country’s east coast. With a permanent population of 750,000, and nearly eight times that number of annual tourists, Mar del Plata is the seventh-largest city in Argentina and home to an estimated 5,000 Jews, who now have their own Chabad branch.
Growing up as the child of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries to Skokie, Ill., Chabad.org writer Menachem Posner remembers the weekend in the winter when his mother would go to New York for the annual Kinus Hashluchos. For her, it was a time to catch up with her siblings and parents, trade tips on education and camp administration, and most importantly, to bask in the presence of the Rebbe. But for the kids, it meant one thing: eggs.
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As the CTeen INTL Shabbaton draws closer, chapters from around the world have begun preparing for the momentous and record breaking weekend. The 9th annual CTeen Shabbaton, which will take place IY”H 27-30 Shevat, is expected to draw over 2,000 teens, shluchim, and chaperones.
Chabad on Campus International has reported that during the fall and winter semesters alone, 109 students from 42 universities have attended Jewish learning programs with the assistance of their Lamdeni Initiative. The students spend at least three weeks in learning programs based in Israel and the United States.
Since arriving in Arizona in 2012, Rabbi Ephraim and Mushkie Zimmerman have made a big difference in the lives of many Jewish seniors living in the Oro Valley area.
Lubavitch.com features stories about day-to-day Shlichus from Chabad emissaries around the world in a series titled Life Sketches. In this story, Mrs. Faygie Matusof of Madison, Wisconsin, relates the story behind a mysterious donation a man from Colorado made to her son’s Chabad House.
A new project launched by the Colel Chabad charitable organization together with Israel’s Ministry of Social Services and Welfare is working to provide disabled adults with communal apartments specifically intended to address their individual challenges and needs.
An exciting series of personal development seminars are taking place throughout Russia this month, designed to provide young Jewish adults with the opportunity to take a deeper look at themselves and the world around. There are seven seminars, called Zoom, one for each geographical region of the country.
For the first time ever, Chabad of Washington University in St. Louis hosted a landfill-free Shabbos dinner – from which no waste was thrown in the garbage – in an effort to be more environmentally conscious.
Bob Tennenbaum was 28 years old when he was hired as the chief architect and planner for one of America’s early planned communities, Columbia. A picturesque city in Maryland, Columbia was conceived as a utopia of sorts, open to all, regardless of race, religion, or financial status. Twenty-one miles south of Baltimore, Columbia has seen a lot of development since it was first settled in 1967.
Dozens of Jewish teenagers gathered in Volgograd, Russia, last weekend for a local EnerJew youth movement seminar. The seminar was the first combined event for youth from Volgograd and Saratov, as both of these cities only joined the movement in the fall.
It’s that time of year again; The CTeen International Shabbaton, the largest youth Shabbaton in the country, is less than three weeks away. What began nine years ago with forty-teens has expanded to 1,516 set to arrive this year, iy’h. When calculated with chaperones, and staff, the number jumps to a whopping 2,034 participants, making this the largest Shabbaton to be hosted in Crown Heights to date.
Who hasn’t experienced bullying in one form or another—as a kid on the playground, an adult at work and even among family, right at home? With a national spotlight focused on bullying—mostly in school environments but in other places as well—events at Chabad centers around the country have given people of all ages some tools to address the issue in their lives.
Such cooperation could happen only in Russia: At a food expo currently taking place in Moscow, Muslim businessmen are marketing products certified as Halal, for which they are relying entirely on the kosher certification of RK, headed by Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar.
As the sun set on Friday night, January 20, mothers, fathers, and children throughout the world joined together for an unforgettable celebration of family, unity, and shabbos.
As the sun set over Phnom Penh, locals, tourists and guests from all over the world gathered for the first Jewish wedding known to be celebrated in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
An American-born Chabad rabbi who has served the Jewish community of Sochi in southwestern Russia since 2002 was ordered to leave the country within three days under a provision dealing with threats to national security.
Over 300 hundred students attended the first ever “Mega Shabbat” dinner at Penn State’s Alumni Hall this past Friday night. The dinner was arranged by the Chabad Student Board, in honor of Yossi Gourarie, OBM, late father of Chabad of the Undergrads Co-Director, Rabbi Hershy Gourarie, who passed away in April of last year after a prolonged battle with brain cancer.
For the fifteenth time, Noach Adventures organized an amazing camp in the middle of the Brazilian summer to spend two weeks of fun filled trips in Canada and New York. At this once in a lifetime trip, 45 teens went to experience winter sports and chassidishe warmth. For many it was the first time to see snow, or keep a real Shabbos.
With perfect weather year round and a Jewish quarter dating back to the first century, Rhodes is one of Greece’s most popular tourist destinations. Last year, the island saw more than 150,000 visiting Israelis, and come March 2017, they and the island’s small Jewish community will have a Chabad center all their own.
A local newspaper profiled the dedicated work of Rabbi Aryeh Laufer and his wife, Mushka, who have opened the only Chabad House in Northern Rhode Island, in the town of Lincoln.