Massachusetts Town Breaks Ground on New Mikvah

For the first time in decades, a new mikvah is being constructed on Massachusetts’ North Shore. Last week, workers poured the foundation for a Mikvah that will be built behind Chabad Lubavitch of the North Shore, led by Rabbi Yossi Lipsker.

Video: The State of Religious Liberty in the U.S.

From the proposed 2011 circumcision ban in San Francisco to clashes between religion and advocates for same-gender marriage, recent legal developments have raised serious questions about how U.S. law will continue to protect religious custom, law, and practice. As a result, the Jewish community now must consider the trajectory of religious liberty in the United States—and how the constitutional protections afforded religion will meet its communal aspirations.

First Ever Synagogue Opens Doors in Forsyth

Since its founding in 1831, Forsyth County, located north of Atlanta, Georgia, did not have a dedicated synagogue for its Jewish residents to pray and gather in. This all changed last week, when Chabad of Forsyth, directed by Rabbi Levi Mentz, opened the doors of its brand new center in the town of Cumming.

Significant Increase in Special Child Care Vouchers

As part of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget negotiated between the New York City Council Mayor De Blasio, there will be a significant increase in the funding for Special Child Care vouchers that are available to low income families who may not qualify for Public Assistance.