The annual gathering of the Congress heads and rabbis was held in Jerusalem and ended in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, concluding two glorious days that were celebrated by the distinguished participants who came together. They were joined by the local Bukharian Jews, led by the rabbi of Uzbekistan and Chabad emissary Rabbi Baruch Abramtzayev.
As the CTeen International Shabbaton draws closer, chapters from around the world have begun preparing for the momentous and record breaking weekend.
Twenty-eight years ago, Cyril Ramaphosa stood outside Cape Town’s city hall, holding a microphone for Nelson Mandela, who had just been released from prison. This week, days before he assumed the South African presidency, Ramaphosa stood at the very same spot, celebrating 100 years since his mentor’s birth, and received the blessings of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Asher Deren, chairman of the Rabbinical Association of the Western Cape.
The CTeen International Shabbaton, is less than a week away. In preparation for next week, CTeen Headquarters has been working diligently alongside NYPD and the relevant security agencies to ensure a safe and enjoyable weekend for all. The 10th annual Shabbaton is expected to be the biggest CTeen has ever seen, with over 2,500 participants in total.
Over 2,000 community members and supporters attended the Beth Lubavitch of Paris, France annual gala dinner, where they celebrated 50 years of service to the Jewish community of Paris, this past Tuesday.
As Cape Town, South Africa, faces the imminent prospect of completely running out of water, Rabbi Oshy Deren, co-director of Chabad of the West Coast, says he now views these ancient rituals as more immediately relevant than he ever would have imagined.
Melinda Nicholson rolls with a different beat these days. An art therapist in California, she spends a good deal of time on the road. But after attending a Jewish study program two months ago, her driving’s taken on some new turns.
Rabbi Avi and Mushky Feldman hope to ignite a Jewish fire under the Northern Lights, by bringing a Chabad House to the final European country without a full time Rabbi – Reykjavik, Iceland.
Rabbi Berel Slaviticki, his wife Rochy (nee Shanowitz) and baby son, Mendel, have been appointed as new shluchim to the University of New Hampshire, and will be serving an estimated 600 Jewish students.
Chabad houses near and far are currently running their own Build-a-Bear inspired workshops with a twist: cuddly challah pillows. The event, designed by CKids of Merkos 302, teaches children about the ancient origins of Challah and its deeper connection with Shabbos.
Chabad of Georgetown, Brooklyn held their annual Chof Beis Shvat Women’s Dinner last night, filling Rabbi Avrohom Holtzberg’s Shul with close to two hundred women. The evening, emceed by Sterny Holtzberg, began with the candle lighting ceremony and the recitation of the Rebbe and Rebbitzins Kapital said by the Shlucha Rebbitzin Shulamis Holtzberg.
Israeli chief rabbi, Rabbi Dovid Lau, took some time out of a meeting of Dayanim to visit the “Otzar Stam” that is run by Kiriat Chabad in Tzfat, Israel.
After many years of negotiations, yesterday the authorities in the Siberian city of Tomsk returned its historical shul to the Jewish community. This shul was built by the Cantonists who were exiled to distant Siberia by the Russian Czar.
Russian president Vladimir Putin was joined by Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at Jewish Museum of Moscow. They were both joined by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar.
David Cohen, an investor and member of the Jewish community of Palm Beach, Fla., met Rabbi Nachman Zeev Schtroks about a decade ago. At that point, Cohen had been confined to a wheelchair for most of his life and no longer left the house much.
A team of skilled mashgichim koshered two factories that produce dried fruit and granted them the prestigious Kosher seal under the supervision of Rabbi Lazar. These factory’s produce dozens of different species of fruits and its products are distributed in major food chains throughout Russia.
Last week, over 90 shluchim and shluchos across North America came together to collaborate, educate and farbreng with one another, exploring successful tools for education, management, marketing and fundraising.
Number 37 Zirkusgasse looks like many of the other nondescript buildings in Vienna’s second district. But the apartment house holds particular pathos for Fritz Bittman who was born in its cellar in 1944.
Ten years after terrorists killed close to 170 people and injured hundreds more in a series of attacks throughout the city of Mumbai, Moshe Holtzberg—the only child of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, who were murdered in their Chabad House—was joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to unveil the plans for a state-of-the-art Living Memorial at the Nariman (Chabad) House, that commemorate all victims of the attacks.
In the past three months, over 120 young Shluchim participated in five different regional Shabbatons across the country that ware organized by My Shliach.
Muslims have been taking care of Kolkata’s historic Beth El Synagogue for much of its 161 years. It’s a story of co-existence and co-operation that locals say captures India’s spirit, especially at a time when religious tensions grip many parts of the globe.
Dov Landau, a Holocaust survivor gave a first-hand account of the horrors of Auschwitz to Chabad on Campus International’s Living Links trip. The 89-year-old led a group of 65 university students and staff through the very concentration camp he was interned in during the war.