Arizona Chabad Breaks Ground for New Center

Last Sunday, the Jewish community of Flagstaff, Arizona, gathered for the groundbreaking of Chabad of Flagstaff’s new home. Hosting a synagogue, social hall, gourmet kosher kitchen, student and youth lounge, library, classrooms, outdoor terraces and mikvah, the center will serve the needs of the growing local Jewish community.

Bal Harbour Shul to Get $20 Million Addition

Devorah Leah Andrusier remembers moving to Bal Harbour, Fla., as a teenager when her parents became Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries there. Back then, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, thousands of Jewish seniors, snowbirds and retirees had permanent and second homes in Miami Beach, but Jewish life was virtually nonexistent in the barrier island’s northern tip, which at the time restricted sales to Jews, among other ethnicities. She and her little brother were the youngest residents by 60 or 70 years.

Mitzvah Tanks to Conquer New York City

This upcoming Yud Alef Nissan, Chassidim will be celebrating the Rebbe’s 115th birthday, many by presenting the Rebbe with various gifts. However, every year, one of these gifts stands out from all the others.

Did You Say the ‘Nasi’ Today? (Zayin Nissan)

From the Safer Haminhagim: Every day from Rosh Chodesh Nissan until the twelfth of the month, one reads the passage that describes the offering brought on that day by a particular Nasi, or tribal prince, for the dedication of the altar of the Mishkan. Yehi Ratzon in the Extended Article.

Kosher L’Pesach Production in Russia Reaches Record

In preparation for the upcoming Passover holiday, the Kashrut system under the Chief Rabbinate of Russia has been hard at work for the past few monthes. They have been working to offer a huge variety of products for the holiday without compromising the high level of kashrut and special standards set by the Chief Rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berl Lazar.