It was a rare night out for Jewish women in Abuja. “Spa for the Soul” marked the opening of the newly constructed Abuja Mikveh, with an all-inclusive spa night featuring manicurists, masseuses, yoga and pilates instructors, jewelry designers and more.
There’s only one place in the world where Yiddish is an official language, and that’s the Jewish Autonomous Region in the far reaches of Siberia, Russia. Established by Stalin in the late 1920s, the region was presented as the Communist answer to the Jewish Question. But in the region’s capital of Birobidzhan, The Wall Street Journal reports, the top concern of its 3,000 Jews is kosher food.
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Over 100 Jewish college students from across the Delaware Valley gathered for a one-of-a-kind Shabbat experience in Atlantic City last weekend. The Chabad on Campus Delaware Valley Shabbaton provided a fully immersive Shabbat experience that featured festive meals, beginner’s prayers services, world-renowned teachers and speakers, educational and entertaining workshops, and a musical, candlelit Havdalah service.
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Over 2,000 took part in the annual dinner and fundraising auction benefiting Beth Lubavitch in Paris, France.
Tirtza Ben David drives two hours a day to take her two young daughters, Moriyah, 4, and Chana, 2, to the Lubavitch Cheder Day School in St. Paul, Minn. It’s a small school, she says, where each child gets personalized attention and the chance to learn in ways that best suit their needs.
Shabbos Chof-Tes Teves marked the first Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin Gordon OBM. Hundreds turned out in person and thousands more tuned in online live via Chabad.org to participate in a special commemoration event that rounded off an inspirational weekend, which included the participation of Rabbi Gordon’s family, siblings from across the world, Shluchim of the Valley and beyond, and the Los Angeles community at large.
In the beginning of the month, Yahad, the FJC’s special programs platform directed by Rabbi Mendy Wilansky, conducted two unique seminars for young Jewish adults from the former USSR that opened to them the world of Jewish learning like they’ve never seen before.
Csanád Szegedi grew up in a mildly racist milieu in Miskolc, a midsized town in northeastern Hungary. His father was the scion of an old noble family of Magyars, a point of pride for the young Szegedi, who was born in 1982 and came of age in the chaotic years following the fall of the Soviet-influenced Hungarian People’s Republic.
Yesterday, six Chabad Shluchim met with United States Senator Orrin Hatch in his current office in order to discuss the efforts to return the “Schneerson Library” from Russia.
In an escalation of the internal feud dividing Lithuanian Jews, the Chabad movement’s senior emissary to the country was banned from the capital city’s main synagogue.
Earlier today Israeli Knesset Member Sofa Landver, member of the Yisrael Beiteinu party and Minister of Immigrant Absorption, visited The Ohel during a trip to the United States.
Times Square was jam packed and full of energy on Motzai Shabbos at the most spirited CTeen Havdalah ceremony to date. Despite the rain, thousands of teens joined together for an awe-inspiring and memorable havdalah.
A solemn ceremony was conducted in Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic Sea exclave, commemorating the thousands of Jewish victims of the Baltic “Death march” and its aftermath in 1945.
At a school where 27 percent of the student body is Jewish, Shabbat is no minor venue. Yet, despite the hundreds of students who show up to weekly dinners, Rabbi Leibel Lipskier decided to raise the bar: Shabbat 1000, a Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center-sponsored event, was held on Feb. 10 on the Newcomb Quadrangle. More than 1100 students were present.
Jewish women throughout the Former Soviet Union gathered last week for events that combined learning, relaxing and celebrating.
Rabbi Chanan and Tuba Chernitsky have moved to St. Johns, the capital city of Canada’s easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador, with their three young children to start a Chabad center.
“How many people can rent out Times Square and have a mad Jewish party there?” asks Koby Lerner, rhetorically. The 16-year-old from San Diego will be one of more than 1,500 other Jewish teens from countries around the world to share in a Havdalah ceremony and spend Saturday night in New York’s iconic neighborhood at Broadway and Seventh Avenue as part of the ninth annual CTeen International Shabbaton, to take place Feb. 24-26. And that’s after a weekend of spirited (and spiritual) celebrations, learning, touring, socializing and more.
A Torah scroll will soon come to a Scottish campus, marking the first time ever a university in the country will have one on site, the rabbi leading the effort told The Algemeiner.
They hear Grad missiles when they walk to synagogue on Shabbat, at a Torah class, during a youth club meeting. At night, when they put their children to bed, tucking them in and saying everything will be alright, they hear heavy artillery then, too.
107 Shluchim from around the world gathered at a strategic development Bootcamp in New York as part of the Chabad on Campus International Strategic Initiative.
Mar del Plata, located in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province, is a bustling beach city found on the country’s east coast. With a permanent population of 750,000, and nearly eight times that number of annual tourists, Mar del Plata is the seventh-largest city in Argentina and home to an estimated 5,000 Jews, who now have their own Chabad branch.
Growing up as the child of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries to Skokie, Ill., Chabad.org writer Menachem Posner remembers the weekend in the winter when his mother would go to New York for the annual Kinus Hashluchos. For her, it was a time to catch up with her siblings and parents, trade tips on education and camp administration, and most importantly, to bask in the presence of the Rebbe. But for the kids, it meant one thing: eggs.