When Hurricane Irma bashed the island of St. Martin around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Rabbi Moishe and Sara Chanowitz, co-directors of Chabad-Lubavitch of S. Maarten/S. Martin, … Continued
This summer saw the sixth annual expedition of FJC’s rabbinical student enthusiasts on mobile synagogues, or “Mitzvah-mobiles” as they are called, across Russia. This year Jewish trailers visited over 30 cities in the heart of Russia, among them Tula, Lipetsk, Kursk, Orel, Briansk, Smolensk and many more.
The CTeen club at Chabad of the East Valley, Arizona, kicked off a new year of events by sending a meaningful message to the Jewish community.
Chabad of the Tri-Valley just had an ambitious 30 hours. The 12-year-old center went on a roaring tear of a fundraiser to make — and overshoot — a target of $200,000 in less than three days, in order to finalize the purchase of a new building in Pleasanton. “I’m really just overwhelmed, humbled and excited,” said Rabbi Raleigh Resnick.
After a recent rash of anti-Semitic attacks in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper showed his support for the Jewish community with a visit to Chabad of Colorado Springs.
A contingent of 50 Chabad rabbis from across the United States is heading to the beleaguered state of Texas to counsel and comfort struggling residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Student volunteers from college campuses from as far away as Boulder, Colo., arrived in Houston on Sunday to spend Labor Day weekend in sodden homes and drying streets, providing relief for victims of Harvey.
A 26,000-square-foot Chabad center with state-of-the-art amenities was inaugurated in Phuket, Thailand, just weeks before the High Holidays.
Verónica G. Cárdenas, a photo-journalist based in the Rio Grande Valley on the south Texas border, documented the relief efforts of Rabbi Naftoli Schmukler, co-director of Chabad Coastal Bend, headquartered in Corpus Christi.
The excitement could be felt in the voice of Rabbi Berl Lazar, Chief Rabbi of Russia, as he was honored with opening the first class of the new Jewish Online School. The pure faces of dozens of Jewish children were watching him from their screens from all over the country.
Wednesday was supposed to be the first day of Hebrew school at The Shul of Bellaire. Then Hurricane Harvey sent water flooding into the city of Houston, and schools all over the affected area were canceled.
On a cool Sunday morning, dozens of people came together in Milwaukee to raise money for the Friendship Circle, an organization that works to improve the lives of those with special needs.
Writing in Tablet, Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler, who directs Chabad of the Bay Area in League City together with his wife, Malky, chronicles his thoughts, feelings and actions as Hurricane Harvey bore down on his family, home, and community.
Bar Adam moved to Nevada City, Calif., two years ago from Israel with her husband and two children. When they arrived, they started looking for a Jewish outlet to meet their family’s needs, eventually deciding to shuttle the kids to Chabad in Roseville, about an hour each way, for Hebrew school on Sundays.
Nitsana Darshan Leitner is an Israeli attorney, a human rights activist and the founder of Shurat HaDin Israel Law Centre. She is renowned for the civil actions her law firm has brought against numerous banks and institutions that have aided and abetted Islamic terrorism. In 2014 she was named one of the 50 most influential Jews by The Jerusalem Post. On Tuesday, August 29, she spoke to a packed room at Chabad CBD-Melbourne.
The Jewish community of Kherson in southern Ukraine celebrated the opening of a memorial complex at the burial site of Rabbi Hillel from Parich, one of the region’s most prominent rabbis in the 19th century.
It’s been another busy summer for CTeen Headquarters. With four travel programs and a new initiative assisting chapters to facilitate local road trips, CTeen has used the summer months to reach and engage over 200 teens by providing them with an immersive overnight experience. The summer trips, spearheaded by Rabbi Nachman Rivkin, have succeeded in instilling yet another generation of teens with an inspired connection to Yiddishkiet.
Hurricane Harvey flooded two of the main kosher supermarkets in Houston, and caused the other two to shut down as well—one has been turned into a shelter by authorities—and supplies are now beginning to run low.
In an escalation of a feud among Polish Jews over a perceived increase in anti-Semitic rhetoric and the government’s role in stopping it, a communal leader called Jews who met with a ruling party politician his “court Jews.”
In addition to three active Chabad yeshivas in Moscow, this week an additional new yeshiva opened its doors in the Chassidic village of Malachovka in Moscow’s suburbs. The sounds of Torah proudly resounds in Russia’s capital.
Chabad-Lubavitch of Southern Minnesota recently announced its expansion with the arrival of two team members, Rabbi Shloime and Chana Greene, along with their children Binyamin Ze’ev Velvel and Chaya.