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Regional Shabbaton Connects South Atlantic Young Shluchim

Twelve-year-old Mendel Refson attends the local Jewish day school in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. While his classmates busy themselves with soccer practice and karate lessons after school, Mendel helps his parents prepare for large-scale Shabbos meals and studies for his bar mitzva. A proud shliach in Charleston, the nearest Lubavitcher boys his age live two-and-a-half hours away in Myrtle Beach. Last Shabbos, though, any vestiges of loneliness quickly faded as he connected with twenty yaldei hashluchim at a regional shabbaton six-and-a-half-hours’ drive from his home in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Theft of Tefilin Caught on Surveillance Video

Last Thursday, October 29, at around 3:30pm, a school-bus driver who also serves as a Shomrim volunteer was driving up Troy Avenue between Carroll and President Streets when he witnessed a teenaged African-American male put his hands through the window of a parked car and remove a pair of Tefilin.

‘EnerJew’ Seminar Opens in Jerusalem


A 5-day seminar for activists of the EnerJew youth movement opened in Jerusalem early this week. About 200 youngsters from 20 cities across the former Soviet Union have gathered in the capital of Israel to experience the country, learn, connect to peers and further discover their shared Jewish heritage.

Revolutionary New Book Illuminates Mitzvah of Mezuzah

It’s no secret that it takes a village to raise a child; so then it’s no novelty that it would take a community to publish the most thorough and exhaustive book available today on the laws of Mezuzah.

Banquet Guest Address: The “Generations”

In the spirit of Hakhel, this year’s Kinus Banquet will feature a dynamic and inspiring new presentation. The annual guest keynote address, will be delivered this year jointly by delegates of each age-demographic that is serviced, educated and inspired by Shluchim and Shluchos around the world.