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A Peek Into Small-Town Jewish Life in Munster

“Where every Jew is family!” is exactly the kind of slogan one would expect to find in Munster, a bedroom community 30 miles southeast of downtown Chicago, just across the Indiana border. With a population of about 23,000, less than 10 percent of which is Jewish, Munster offers what residents call the best of both worlds: a lower cost of living and the slower pace of small-town life with convenient proximity to the Windy City and its wide array of offerings.

Federations and Chabad Learn to Work Together

Some thirty children arrive every morning to the Gan Yeladim Jewish preschool in Toledo, Ohio. Mrs. Raizel Shemtov, a Chabad emissary to the city since 1987 and director of the preschool, has developed a holistic Jewish curriculum earning her rave reviews from parents and educators in the tight-knit Jewish community, and a five-star rating from the Ohio Department of Education.

7:00pm: Holocaust Survivor’s Speech at Virginia Tech

A standing room only crowd is expected tonight, Monday, to hear Rabbi Nissen Mangel, a prominent holocaust survivor, recount his survival from Auschwitz. Rabbi Mangel will speak at an event organized by Chabad at Virginia Tech in honor of Professor Liviu Librescu – also a holocaust survivor – who was murdered 10 years ago when he barricaded the door of his classroom during America’s worst school shooting, enabling his 22 students to escape.

Berlin to See First Jewish Campus After the Holocaust

Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal doesn’t get much sleep these days, but says it’s well worth it. The community rabbi and head of the Jewish outreach group Chabad in Berlin has been campaigning relentlessly to turn his dream of creating a Jewish campus in Germany into a reality.