At a time when Israel and the Israel Defense Forces are dominating international headlines, two IDF veterans–Matan Roettger and Or Porat–are visiting college campuses in the United States to talk about their real-life experiences fighting terrorism and keeping civilians safe.
A four-day regional Kinus of Shluchim in Asia and their families, recently concluded in Bangkok, Thailand.
Crown Heights residents and Shluchim are preparing for JLI’s annual Shabbaton, “Shabbat in the Heights” taking place next Shabbos, Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim.
A Jewish student from the University of Sydney won the Jewish Academic Innovation Award this weekend during the Sinai Scholars Academic Symposium at the University of Chicago.
Shluchim in Paris gathered for the 19th annual Regional Kinus Hashluchim under the direction of Rabbi Mendel Azimov, and celebrating 50 years since the arrival of his parents Rabbi Shmuel and Rebbetzen Bassie Azimov.
In a historic and much awaited program, Chazak (a division of Merkos 302), hosted the first ever Yesodos Li’Hatzlochas Hashlichus seminar. This six-day immersive trained shluchim in key areas that would enable new shluchim to maximize their potential and idealism in the mission.
In what was a first time affair for the university, Chabad of Brooklyn Law School, led by Rabbi Eliyahu and Shaindy Raskin, some sixty students and faculty attended an afternoon lunch with the esteemed Nathan Lewin, Esquire.
Chabad of Poland’s Tent on the grounds of the Polin Museum, welcomes March of the Living visitors. The Tent hosts a variety of lectures, discussions and a memorable Shabbat dinner experience.
Every Shabbos afternoon, in the Central Marina Roscha Shul of Moscow where Rabbi Berel Lazar davens, there is a Chevra Tehillim for children. Each year on Chol Hamoed Pesach they go on a special trip that includes saying Birkas HaIlanos, an enjoyable attraction, and prizes for the outstanding students.
Just before Shabbos and the Yom Tov of Pesach came in, photographer Levi Nazarov went out for a quick round of shots that capture the preparations for about 3000 guests in the central Marina Roscha Jewish Community Center.
On Erev Pesach, Rabbi Yonathan Markovitch, head Shliach and rabbi of Kiev met with the President of Ukraine, Mr Petro Poroshenko, in the Presindent’s personal office.
At the Chabad house in Cusco, Peru, the preparations for the world’s largest Seder are in full swing. 1,500 travelers will come to the Chabad from all over South America to celebrate the holiday.
Before moving to California to take up his post as a Chabad on Campus rabbi, winemaking was the last thing Rabbi Chaim Leib Hilel imagined himself doing. The closest he came to viniculture as a child was watching his grandfather’s annual efforts to eke out a few bottles in his Montreal basement before Passover.
The Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar came personally to oversee the hiddurim at the matza bakery, together with the Heads of the Kashrut Department, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Marzel and Rabbi Yosef Verzov.
A delegation of ten Chabad Shluchim were on hand at the White House when President Donald Trump signed a proclamation declaring Yud Alef Nissan, the birthday of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, “Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A. 2018.”
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., a day of national commemoration designated by each president since Jimmy Carter in 1978, turns 40 this year. Across the country, the milestone is being marked with events and discussions focused on education. Education Day this year occurs on March 27, 2018, corresponding to the 11th of Nissan on the Jewish calendar, the 116th anniversary of birth of the Rebbe.
When 20-year-old rabbinical students Mendel Kastel and Mendel Lipskier arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, on very short notice in April 1989, they knew they had their work cut out for them. But they were ready.
Canadian college students engaged in a weekend of fun, friends and Jewish learning during the Chabad on Campus Canada Pegisha at Camp Bnai Brith in Quebec March 9-11.
With Passover less than a week away, Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum was on the road Tuesday evening, delivering shmurah matzah to people in his community. Grossbaum, who with his wife, Goldie, co-directs the Chabad Jewish Community Center serving Folsom, El Dorado Hills and the surrounding region in California, will spend some 50 hours getting the round, handmade matzah to area residents before the holiday begins this Friday night, March 30.
The air was filled with the excited talk of exploration and the unknown as we prepared to board our flight to Alaska. The group of 21 college students gathered at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport had a distinct mission: to embrace and explore their Jewish heritage and to satisfy a thirst for greater knowledge. Some of these young men had attended the same Jewish school as I had growing up, but said their Judaism lacked inspiration
Over the past six weeks, MyShliach brought their “Regional Shabbatons” project to three new regions, bringing together 174 yaldei hashluchim from 79 cities in five countries in a series of eight regional shabbatons for a weekend of fun, chassidishkeit and camaraderie.
The modest Colonial’s garage doors roll up to reveal hundreds of pounds of handmade shmurah matzah stacked up in cardboard boxes. Rabbi Noach Kosofsky and his son, Rabbi Lavy Kosofsky, haul down a few of the bigger ones and transfer their contents into the trunk of their silver Hyundei Sonata.