Florida Campus Chabads Shift from Refuge to Relief

As Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida last weekend, Chabad on Campus centers across the state opened their doors, providing shelter for students and community members. In the days since the storm passed, Chabad has shifted to arranging meals for students and organizing relief convoys to assist in the areas worst hit by the storm.

Weekly Story: The Power of a Farbrengen

“The interminable service ended at exactly Noon. The four goons miraculously disappeared, and I went down into a pitch black room where fifteen people were seated around a table. The table was set with many bottles of clear white liquid and slices of honey cake.”

Weekly Letter: Our Education Obligations

This week, as we begin the new school year, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he reminds us all of the obligations which both the  schools and  the parents have in the education of our children. A unique and powerful message woven through the well-known story of Hillel the Elder and hismesiras nefesh for Torah learning. The letter, written originally in English, is from the archives of the Rebbe’s personal trusted secretary, Rabbi Nissan Mindel.

Trump Snubs Reform, Invites Chabad to Call

President Donald Trump has invited representatives from three major Orthodox umbrella groups — one of which is Chabad-Lubavitch — to join a pre-Rosh Hashanah conference call, but pointedly left off the invitation list the Reform and Reconstructionist representatives favored by Barrack Obama.