Chabad emissaries Rabbi Levi and Chanie Wolff joined Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Israel for the centenary of the battle of Be’er Sheva.
Chabad on Campus centers have been growing in leaps and bounds over the past decade, both in the increasing number of schools served and the added Jewish programs offered. In the past year, 14 new couples have started Chabad centers, with many others buying, renovating or building new facilities that welcome students, faculty, community members and visitors.
Through a series of new workshops focusing on healthy cooking and eating, Colel Chabad is emphasizing more nutritional fare for Israel’s poorest residents.
A Chabad Jewish center in southern Brooklyn that was battered by Superstorm Sandy five years ago has finally been restored.
The Jewish community of the Muslim-majority nation of Azerbaijan enjoyed a visit from special guests at the end of last week: chief rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar and FJC president Lev Leviev spent the shabbat with the community, prior to that visiting the capital city’s Or Avner Jewish school and kindergarten.
Chabad of Oakland, CA, has announced it’s buying a building, but moving day won’t cause too much hassle: The new place is right next door to the one Chabad is currently leasing.
The Federation of Jewish Communities in Russia and the country’s Federal Penitentiary Service signed an agreement that provides for a closer working relationship between the two organizations. The agreement will enable FJCR in providing more services for Jewish inmates in prisons across the country.
You’ve heard of the win-win situation. The non-profit Friendship Circle, which opened a bakery in July, appears to have come up with a win-win-win. Yes, that’s three wins, which is quite a bit more than a mere two.
A new Synagogue opened at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport with the help of FJC Russia this Thursday. Up until now, Domodedovo, one of Russia’s largest airports, only had a multi-purpose ‘mediation’ space.
The Kansas University Chabad House started a campaign, “Random Acts of Goodness and Kindness,” in light of the recent Las Vegas and Lawrence, Kansas, shootings.
Ferndale, Michigan is experiencing a revival, and newly inaugurated Jewish Ferndale is leading the way. Only eight miles from downtown Detroit, the formerly quiet town is now booming with restaurants, bars and festivals “twice as funky as the average,” according to Funky Ferndale. Real estate mavens predict “a fabulous future.” With a recently renovated building, innovative programming and a dynamic community, the Jewish community center is keeping up with the local trends.
In the coming days, a historic circumcision ceremony will take place in the new Jewish medical center in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, with the participation of the city’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetzki. A 90-year-old member of the community will be circumcised at the center, with the professional assistance of prominent local doctors.
On Thursday, 19 October, 2017, the first Torah ever to be completed in Australia’s Parliament House had its last letters inscribed before a full house of 150 distinguished guests in the main committee room in what was a landmark occurrence for the Jewish community in Australia.
Chabad of Sonoma County and Napa Valley Chabad Jewish Center in California will welcome hundreds of community members on Oct. 20 to Shabbat dinners focused on finding comfort and experiencing unity.
Founded some 15 years ago, Chabad of Walnut Creek, Florida is aiming to expand and secure its future. Now, a matching funds campaign is hoping to ensure that it happens.
Just in time for winter, the Chabad-run Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC) partnered with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and the Gloria Jeans clothing franchise to distribute clothing gift certificates to 5,000 Jewish children from across Ukraine and Russia.
A long-awaited headquarters office for a Chabad branch in London was opened by the British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
The first of its kind heritage expedition took place this summer in Ukraine, when young rabbinical students toured the country on mobile synagogue trailers, trying to bring a spark of Jewish identity to every Jew they met on their way.
The campaign for a new, larger home for Stanford University’s Chabad House got a boost when alumnus Tad Taube, who graduated in 1957, donated $1.3 million to the center, which serves Jewish students, faculty members and local residents.
After the Nazis came to power, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin served as a symbol of their strength. But this year, those passing by the landmark during Chol Hamoed Sukkos were surprised to see an impressive sukkah standing opposite the gate.
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.