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In its continuing efforts to keep up with increasing membership, Chabad of Fountain Hills, led by Rabbi Mendy and Tzipi Lipskier, purchased the former site of Gridleys, a retail store that closed in May.
More than 20 Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis from Tel Aviv gathered at the office of Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Tel Aviv’s chief rabbi and former chief rabbi of Israel, to help him celebrate his 80th birthday and to express their appreciation for his longstanding friendship and support for Chabad emissaries in the city and around the world.
Rabbi Mendy and Ariella Weg are moving together with their family on Shlichus to Evanston, Illinois, and will be working with the Jewish students studying at Northwestern University.
Representing the parents of yaldei hashluchim around the globe, Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky, shliach to Glastonbury, Connecticut, addressed bochurim at MyShliach’s annual evening of appreciation on Monday, 25 Sivan. Volunteering their time each week to learn and farbreng one-on-one over the phone with a young shliach, these bochurim serve as mentors to these boys, who lack local Chassidishe friends and chavrusas.
It seemed an unlikely prospect that the women of the small suburban Jewish community of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh in Long Island (population 2,500) would one day have their own mikvah.
A large, beautiful building was dedicated in an impressive ceremony in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. This new building will be for the city’s Jewish Youth, with a rich variety of programs geared to various age groups from Preschool and all the way to adolescents.
Chabad of Morocoo (Jeunesse Chabad Maroc) has teamed up with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and the Mimouna Association, a Muslim student group, to deliver food aid to needy Moroccan families during Ramadan.
Milton Appelbaum has had a series of unexpected encounters that gladly have him performing the mitzvah of tefillin time and again… right after he drops off Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis at their destinations in Brazil.
Hundreds of years after great Jewish giants such as the Ramban and Rabeinu Yona walked in these very same alleys and courtyards, the city of Girona was revived for three days. Forty eight “lone shluchim” from twenty five small countries in Europe and Central Africa gathered together to participate in the first ever Regional Kinnus Hashluchim of its kind.
We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Yisroel and Mrs. Chana Bronstein, along with their newborn son Nissan Yaakov, will soon be moving to southern Ohio to begin a new Shlichus.
A clever advertising campaign launched by Chabad in Tel Aviv has put oomph and dazzle into a traditional Jewish ritual.
Rachel Millstone, a congregant at Chabad of East County in San Diego, CA, relates how an unexpected mitzvah performed by her father on a college campus in the mid 1970s transformed their entire family for generations.
Chabad of Orange County, NY’s Hebrew School, directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, celebrated student accomplishments at a festive Moving-Up Awards Ceremony. The event was attended by many of the Hebrew School’s 90 students, along with their families.
Chabad of the Valley marked their annual Banquet Gala with a special keynote address by Rabbi Marvin Hier, the found of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. A moving tribute was paid to Rabbi Joshua B. Gordon OBM, founder of Chabad of the Valley.
Chabad on Long Island is showing rapid growth, with the number of centers more than doubling during a time when many American synagogues are merging, losing members or closing.
48 Chabad Shluchim from 25 countries in Europe and Central Africa, all of whom serve small and isolated Jewish communities on their own, met on Sunday in the city of Girona, Spain.
The waves crashing into the spectacular beaches of Normandy do not reveal the historic battles that took place there, 73 years ago, during the “D-Day” invasion of Nazi-occupied France. It was in this setting that a Siyum Sefer Torah was held for the Chabad Center of Caen, with hundreds of local Jewish residents emotionally singing “Ani Maamin” inside a German Army bunker, their thoughts on the soldiers who sacrificed their lives to end WWII and the Holocaust.
Colorado Springs Police are calling an act of antisemitic vandalism at the city’s Chabad synagogue a hate crime. The incident was captured on surveillance video.
German Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel led Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, Rabbi of the Jewish community of Berlin and the local Chabad Shliach, on a special tour of his birthplace in Goslar, Germany last Friday. On the tour, the dignitaries visited several sites in the town of Jewish interest, most notably the ancient Jewish cemetery where they recited a chapter of Psalms.
On Friday, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch and Rabbi Eli Rosenfeld, the head Shliach to Portugal, met with Dr. Carlos Carreiras, mayor of Cascais, a suburb of Lisbon.
It was a hot August morning in Mequon, Wisconsin, when Rabbi Dovid Rapoport completed the Shacharit services in the Peltz Center for Jewish Life’s Chamoy Family Sanctuary and gently closed his siddur. “I don’t mind leading services,” the senior Chabad emissary joked, shielding his eyes against the sunlight streaming across the synagogue, “but some stained glass windows would sure be nice.”