Chabad of North Haven Finds a New Home

Since its 2013 founding, Chabad North Haven, New York, has been restrained in its potential.There was no concrete meeting place. Rather, East End residents searching for a spiritual outlet met in a hodgepodge of accommodations: a person’s den one week, another individual’s kitchen the next—whatever made itself available. It was a communal effort, though one that stymied growth and outreach.

There’s an App for That: Shiva Minyans Via WhatsApp

Adam Spiro is on call, available at the short notice of a cell-phone alert to attend the burial of a total stranger. The same goes for Jay Gotteiner, a fellow congregant at Chabad’s Montreal Torah Center (MTC), who gets an identical notification on his mobile when a graveside minyan falls short.

Is the Berdichever’s Ohel in the Wrong Location?

A recent discovery by Rabbi Moshe Thaler, director of Chabad of Berditchev, has led to speculation over whether the building constructed to house the resting place of the Kedushas Levi, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, OBM, is indeed in the correct location.

Sydney Synagogue Banned Because It’s ‘Terror Target’

A Sydney council has banned the construction of a Chabad synagogue in the neighborhood of Bondi because it could be a terrorist target, in a shock move that religious leaders say has caved in to Islamic extremism and created a dangerous precedent.

Chabad Unveils New Tech Innovation Lab on Campus

Chabad at the University of Illinois has unveiled a purpose-built innovation and study co-working space. The concept was suggested by U of I alumni Steve Mendes, the project was funded in part by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Goldstick family, and aims to create a new hub for innovative students at the University of Illinois to learn more about the basics of entrepreneurship, enable them to source internships in their chosen field of study in a collaborative environment.

Here’s My Story: Temporarily Permanent

A Chabad emissary in Australia for nearly fifty years, Rabbi Avrohom Glick served as principal of Yeshivah College of Melbourne from 1986 to 2007. Presently he teaches Chasidut in Yeshivah Gedolah, Ohel Chana and Cheder Levi Yitzchok. He was interviewed by JEM’s My Encounter with the Rebbe project in his home in Melbourne in July of 2016.