It’s no secret that the capital of Russia has turned into an empire of Torah, Chassidus, Chinuch and Kashrus. Yiddishkeit and community life is flourishing for the hundreds and thousands of Jews living in Moscow and its surrounding cities, thanks to the dozens of institutions that have been founded by Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar.
On Presidents Day last month, Chabad of Hunterdon County’s Teen Network – Cteen – volunteered in Flemington putting together floral arrangements for seniors.
It was another ordinary Saturday afternoon when Chabad Rabbi Zvi Yaakov Zwiebel stepped out of the Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center, located just across the street from Virginia Tech University, to find the lawn littered with over a hundred leaflets bearing hand-drawn swastikas.
On Sunday, 21st of Adar (March 19), over 200 Shluchim from across the state of California and Nevada gathered for a day of inspiration, solidarity and camaraderie. The Kinus was held at the beautiful and spacious Chabad of Irvine, under the leadership of Rabbi Alter Tenenbaum.
Chabad rabbis are on a mission to make sure that every Jewish home in South Jersey has a Mezuzah.
A new college Jewish club opened at Moscow’s prestigious School of Economics university last week. Over 250 students registered for the club that will host cultural and social events, organize lectures and classes.
Marking 16 years to the restoration of the Marina Roscha Shul in the capitol city of Moscow, Russia, supporters and friends were honored in an appreciation event aboard a ferry boat which sailed on the Moscow River.
Continuing their yearly tradition, the Shluchim in Sumy, Ukraine, Rabbi Yechiel and Rochi Levitansky, transformed the Shul building for the Purim seuda – this time into an ‘under the sea.’ In an uplifting atmosphere, 150 men, women and children participated and fulfilled the four Mitzvos of Purim.
Aound 250 women attended the Chabad House of Greater Hartford’s challah baking event earlier this month.
Purim in Kharkov was celebrated around the clock, starting with an early morning performance at the Kharkov Circus with over 2,000 people in attendance.
Purim was celebrated “Shtetl” style at Chabad of Orange County’s Gala community, hosted by Shluchim Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston.
On Purim day, March 12, some 120 young Jewish adults came together for an evening of food, fun and Purim celebrations, held at the oldest mansion in Sydney – Juniper Hall.
A recent trip by 40 North Shore Jewish teens and 15 adult chaperones to rebuild homes in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans continues to inspire, Rabbi Shmaya Friedman of Chabad of the North Shore on Burrill Street told the Salem News.
A Mikvah Renaissance is underway, as Jewish women all over the world discover and take ownership of an ancient ritual.
Rabbi Yitzchok and Mrs. Tzipporah Sufrin arranged for the Enfield, UK Jewish community to celebrate Purim in a unique, ground-breaking and spectacular way, making Purim come alive in a meaningful and real manner: The Megillah reading, along with the festive Purim meal and mishloach monos, took place within the world famous British Museum.
The Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, New York, was filled on Motzai Shabbos, as 250 supporters, friends, and Chabad Early Learning Center parents gathered to celebrate a quarter of a century of Chabad in Riverdale. Music sensation Benny Friedman captivated the room with his songs that were tailored for the Riverdale Jewish community, along with his own popular hits.
Brian Weinberger, an attorney, had been addicted to alcohol and pills for more than a decade until his wife learned of his problem. “The things that I had been hiding came out, and that caused a tremendous upheaval in my family and personally,” said Weinberger, 55, who lives in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has five children.
Rabbi Dovid and Goldie Tiechtel of Illini Chabad Center, which serves students at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, recently worked with businessman Eric Schames and his wife Debbie to open a hospitality house dedicated to providing students and their families with resources they would expect to find at home.
Rabbi Asher Federman, director of Chabad Lubavitch of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, begins his daily routine of mustering up men well before the start of morning minyan at 7:30 a.m.
It is a story taken almost straight out of Hollywood. A young Lithuanian rabbi arrives in a “Wild West” frontier town, some 7,000 miles from his home and his family, with only a Torah scroll and a few sparse belongings in his possession. Four generations later, his great-great-grandson returns to help bring Purim to his forbear’s city.
Chabad of East Boca Raton, Florida, which has spent years fighting multiple Federal lawsuits brought by neighbors in an effort to build its city-approved Synagogue and Jewish Center, now faces another daunting hurdle: the passing of the donor who owned the plot of land the center was to be built upon, before the property was transferred to Chabad’s possession.
At a ceremony last week, the rabbi chaplain recently assigned to the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada honored an American Jewish soldier killed in the line of duty days before the surrender of Japan in World War II, by granting his 72-year-old wish to have a Star of David engraved on his tomb stone, a feature published by the Honolulu-based Air Force 15th Wing website detailed on Friday.