Chabad on Campus Shluchim and Shluchos around the world impact over one hundred thousand Jewish students every year. Whether through a Friday night meal for a student who has never experienced a Shabbos, learning opportunities that can engage minds, or simply the feeling of pride and connection deep in the soul of a Jewish student who walks past their campus Menorah on Chanukah.
It is no secret that Chabad camps have a profound impact on their respective communities. At camp, children across the spectrum are infused with positive and enthusiastic feelings towards Judaism in an environment which promotes Torah values such as camaraderie, generosity, and love for a fellow Jew.
More than 150 Shluchim from New York and New England gathered on Sunday, the 20th of Sivan, at the brand new Chabad Center in Westport, CT. The new center is a remodeled inn originally built in the early 1800s. Rabbi Yehuda Leib and Nechama Dina Kantor hosted the Kinus, which also served as a fitting Chanukas Habayis.
Last week, 27 campus Shluchos from around the world came together to learn from industry experts and to share ideas at the first Chabad on Campus International Shluchos Pedagogy Training. The group spent three intense days at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Newark, New Jersey, learning with renowned presenters and focusing on developing key skills.
A capacity crowd exceeding 500 guests joined with Chabad of the Conejo and friends on Sunday, June 10th, at the world-class Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake, California, for a memorable Banquet-Gala event, titled “Aspire to Inspire.”
Sometimes what happens in Vegas shouldn’t just stay in Vegas. Levi Harlig’s extraordinary bar mitzvah is one of them. Levi gave a flawless reading of Parshat Naso, the longest Torah portion of the year, and delivered a Chassidic discourse in Yiddish and Hebrew last Shabbat morning at Chabad of Green Valley/Henderson in Las Vegas. The following evening, the 13-year-old sang and drummed for three hours with entertainer Avraham Fried at a community-wide celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.
Some 20,000 participants just concluded the JLI spring course, “What is?” Studying at 400 different locations around the globe, for six weeks, students delved into deep, esoteric concepts in Chassidus.
A brand new Sefer Torah was dedicated in memory of Rabbi Mendel Deutch HYD to the local Chabad Shul in Zhitomir.
A BBC story purportedly linking Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, and the Ukrainian President through a ‘charity’ called Chabad of Port Washington was denied by Shliach Rabbi Shalom Paltiel, and the BBC issued a clarification to the original story.
When the Diskin family was contemplating a move from the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., to Munich in the late 1980s, there was no Chabad presence in Germany, the Berlin Wall was still standing, and they were instructed by the Rebbe’s secretary to get their parents’ permission before considering the move. Thirty years later, Rabbi Yisroel and Chana Diskin speak fluent German, provide for the many needs of the diverse Jewish community of Munich and oversee 19 Chabad centers around the country. The Diskins have also been open with the community about the personal and practical challenges they have encountered during the last 13 years with their youngest son, Zalman, a young man with autism and hearing impairments.
Aiden Axler of Highland Mills understands that reaching the milestone of celebrating Bar-Mitzvah means contributing to the world on a larger level.
The Ambassador of Israel to Australia, His Excellency Mark Sofer and his wife Sarah, visited Chabad ACT’s HQ in Canberra this morning.
Over 2,500 men, women, and children attended the largest yet annual Lag Ba’omer festival, at Chabad of Georgetown organized by Rabbi Avraham Holtzberg.
Gabriel Kaufmann, a Jewish collage student who serves as President of Student Chabad at the University of Pittsburgh, was honored for his commitment to Jewish life and Israel during the 7th Annual Jerusalem Post Conference in New York.
When Rashi Minkowicz OBM, Shlucha in Alpharetta, Georgia, suddenly passed away over four years ago, her community and family launched a campaign to build an educational center in her memory that would become the permanent home for the growing community she helped establish.
This Sunday the inauguration of a new Chabad House took place in Le Cannet, in the French Riviera.
This past Shabbos, the Crown Heights community hosted JLI’s Shabbat in the Heights, an annual Shabbaton, that brought Jewish men, women and families from 52 communities across the globe to the Rebbe’s Shchunah to experience Chassidic life in a personal way.
In Chabad circles, there are no small assignments for the movement’s emissaries, sent near and far to bolster and spread Judaism, often in isolated outposts. But there are some who take on missions of heroic proportion, such as one assigned a young Crown Heights couple in the summer of 1973.
At a time when Israel and the Israel Defense Forces are dominating international headlines, two IDF veterans–Matan Roettger and Or Porat–are visiting college campuses in the United States to talk about their real-life experiences fighting terrorism and keeping civilians safe.
A four-day regional Kinus of Shluchim in Asia and their families, recently concluded in Bangkok, Thailand.
Crown Heights residents and Shluchim are preparing for JLI’s annual Shabbaton, “Shabbat in the Heights” taking place next Shabbos, Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim.
A Jewish student from the University of Sydney won the Jewish Academic Innovation Award this weekend during the Sinai Scholars Academic Symposium at the University of Chicago.