For Rabbi Berl Goldman, preparations for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s visit to the University of Florida have been going on for a while.
Rabbi Mendel Zarchi, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Puerto Rico, and assistants on the ground have been working nonstop on recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria plowed over the island on Sept. 20. A 30-hour fundraising campaign was launched on Oct. 16 to assist residents, many of whom remain without power and potable water.
The Jews of Kiev, from young to old, celebrated the holiday of Sukkos with a variety of activities that were even more successful than the Shluchim themselves could have imagined.
Thursday was a special evening for the Jewish community in Richmond, for more than one reason. Not only was it the joyous holiday of Simchas Torah, but the Chabad Center of Richmond was in possession of a very significant artefact saved from one of the most traumatic events in modern Jewish history.
Under the auspices of Shaul and Beverly Spigler, Jews all across Rural and Regional Australia were able to participate in record breaking Jewish programs during the Month of Tishrei.
Chabad of Orange County, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, held a community “Shakshukah in the Sukkah” at the Burston home in Monroe, New York. The event featured a gourmet Israeli Breakfast spread, a dynamic fire show, and enabled more than 100 people to partake in the mitzvos of Sukkos.
Chabad of Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD) hosted their 18th Annual Sukkot Luncheon in the City on Monday. In attendance was the Mayor of Melbourne, the Honorable Lord Mr. Robert Doyle.
An estimated 1,500 buildings have been destroyed and more than 75,000 acres have burned in eight counties as a result of the fires that started on Sunday night in Northern California. At the same time, a brush fire in Anaheim, in Southern California, has been making its way towards homes and buildings, necessitating more than 1,000 firefighters to battle the flames.
New Hampshire’s head Shliach, Rabbi Levi Krinsky, along with Upper Valley (Dartmouth College) Shliach Rabbi Moshe Leib Gray, met this week with U.S senator, Maggie Hassan (D-NH).
Nine Israeli tourists were injured in a jeep accident in Nepal on Sunday. One of them, 26-year-old Vered Avishar, has died. The group’s rescue was coordinated by the local Chabad House in Kathmandu.
Vladivostok’s Beit Sima synagogue celebrated its 100th-anniversary last week. It is the only synagogue in Primorsky Krai region and the oldest functioning synagogue in all of Russia’s Far-East.
What a wonderful way to share the message of Yom Tov by bringing joy and a smile to the people who need it most. The idea was to get the wider Sydney community involved to bake over 10,000 honey cookies to be distributed by parents, teens and kids who throughout Tishrei would visit nursing homes, hospitals and homeless shelters to bring joy along with a delicious home-baked gift.
Twin brothers Rabbi Levi Harlig and Rabbi Mordechai Harlig, directors of Chabad of Las Vegas Blvd., led Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval in prayer before a press conference on Monday after they put on Tefillin with the family members of Natalie Grumet, a Jewish cancer survivor who was one of the hundreds wounded in the nation’s worst mass shooting attack.
It was the night of Yom Kippur, and Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz was not in shul. The rabbi, who heads the Chabad house in Kathmandu, Nepal with his wife Chani, was off on a search-and-rescue mission. A 50-year-old Israeli had met with a nasty fall while hiking at a Mount Everest base camp with his son, and had reached out to the Chabad for help.
In what is being called the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a gunman with multiple weapons at his disposal, stationed in a high-floor room at a Las Vegas hotel, rained a rapid-fire hail of bullets on outdoor music-concert-goers Sunday night, sowing death and pandemonium. Rabbi Mendy Harlig, a chaplain with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said it has been a long and harrowing night for law enforcement.
For the first time ever, passengers at JFK Airport this Chol Hamoed will be able to take advantage of a sukkah on the way to their flights.
During a mid-winter night in 2006, shortly after Rabbi Yisroel and Shayna Freeman moved to Sudbury, Mass., to open a Chabad center, the rabbi woke, chilled to the bone. In the morning, he discovered he’d left their front door wide open.
Chartered planes filled with food, water, medical items and cleaning supplies have come to Puerto Rico, organized by Chabad-Lubavitch representatives and headed for Chabad of Puerto Rico, co-directed by Rabbi Mendel and Rachel Zarchi. A slew of volunteers are working to meet the basic demands of residents in San Juan and other parts of the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Friendship Circle of Los Angeles, a Chabad-Lubavitch-affiliated organization that provides support to more than 300 Jewish children and adults with developmental disabilities and special needs each year, as well as their families, has been awarded a $250,000 grant by The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.
The explosion of a hot water boiler in the mikvah of the Chabad House in Bulgaria has left the site unusable. The powerful blast rocked the Chabad House, according to Shliach Rabbi Yossi Solomon, who explains that almost the entire Beis Chabad was destroyed as a result of the explosion.
Rabbi Shalom Greenberg has celebrated Sukkot in Shanghai every year since 1998, but this year’s the first that he’s been able to legally import the traditional arbaah minim—four species—into Mainland China.
The Jewish community of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, welcomed a new children’s center earlier this month, which became home to the city’s first Jewish kindergarten. The center, called “Aleph”, will also provide a spacious, clean and secure environment for other youth activities and become, what the organizers hope, a “second home” for the city’s youngsters.