From her birth in British Mandate Palestine to Breslover parents in 1942, to her passing 75 years later this past Wednesday, Rebbetzin Rivka Korf led a remarkable life, during whichi she spearheaded, along with her husband R’ Avrohom Korf, the renaissance of Jewish life in the state of Florida.
A positive development has been reported regarding the condition of Yehoshua Raphael HaLevi Ben Yocheved, a 31-year-old Crown Heights father of two who was in critical condition and underwent three open heart surgeries after a rare viral infection spread to his heart.
A mentally challenged woman charged with trying to steal a 1-year-old baby girl at 770 during Simchas Torah last week was released without bail because the case did not get to a grand jury before the legal deadline.
Musician Avigdor Zeitlin composed and recorded a new song for the 58th birthday of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, set to words of his new Kapital Tehillim.
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.
The Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer is encouraging its followers who couldn’t obtain tickets to the speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer later today at the University of Florida to participate in “flash mobs” at Jewish and minority institutions near the university — specifically naming the local chapter of Chabad on Campus and listing its address in Gainesville.
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.
As Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a state of emergency ahead of an Oct. 19 speech by Richard Spencer at the University of Florida in Gainesville, the Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student Center announced that it will host a “Good Deed Marathon” throughout the day on campus, and that it will be open for extended hours throughout the week with extra security measures in place. The university has the largest number of enrolled Jewish students in the United States.
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.
A grand outdoor Simchas Beis Hashoeva took place in Monsey on Sunday Chol Hamoed Sukkos, where thousands of men, women and children participated in dancing, singing and celebrating Zman Simchaseinu.
With overdoses, substance abuse and many forms of addiction making national news, the Jewish community has not been edited from those tragic headlines. In fact, the statistics are dangerously growing with minimal sustaining solutions to the problem among all Jewish denominations. After traveling to over 600 Jewish communities in the world, this catastrophic problem did not escape the attention of Dr. David Nesenoff who this year opened Tikvah Lake Recovery, a very unique oasis for those who need to overcome their addictions, along with his son Rabbi Adam Nesenoff.
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.
The childhood home of Likud ideological forebear Ze’ev Jabotinsky in Odessa, Ukraine, will be turned into a historic site rather than be demolished, following the efforts of Israeli Communications Minister Ayoub Kara and Chabad emissary to Odessa Rabbi Avrohom Wolff.
The Jews of Kiev, from young to old, celebrated the holiday of Sukkos with a variety of activities that were even more successful than the Shluchim themselves could have imagined.
LIVE BROADCAST: In 5716 (1956) a murderous terrorist attack in Kfar Chabad left the country devastated. The Rebbe sent a special group of Shluchim to uplift them and bring them the spirit of 770. Now, for the first time ever, all the 12 Shluchim are coming together from across the world for a reunion, to recount their historic visit.
Thursday was a special evening for the Jewish community in Richmond, for more than one reason. Not only was it the joyous holiday of Simchas Torah, but the Chabad Center of Richmond was in possession of a very significant artefact saved from one of the most traumatic events in modern Jewish history.
Russia has for years refused to comply with a US court order to return a collection of Chabad books and texts seized in the early 20th century. The case could present new diplomatic and legal challenges for the Trump administration.
The NYPD is investigating a possible bias crime after someone vandalized a Chabad sukkah on the Upper East Side.
The city of Chicago has forced an area Chabad center to close after inspectors found it to be under breach of building code violations.