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Neo-Nazis to Encounter ‘Good Deed Marathon’

As Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a state of emergency ahead of an Oct. 19 speech by Richard Spencer at the University of Florida in Gainesville, the Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student Center announced that it will host a “Good Deed Marathon” throughout the day on campus, and that it will be open for extended hours throughout the week with extra security measures in place. The university has the largest number of enrolled Jewish students in the United States.

Video: Rebbetzin Korf’s Levaya Arrives at L.E.C.

The funeral procession of Rebbetzin Rivka Korf, who passed away earlier today, arrives at the campus of Lubavitch Educational Center in Miami. The institution’s 1,000 students paid their last respects to the woman who — along with her husband Reb Avrohom Korf — built the school from a tiny Cheder into the formidable force for Jewish education it is today.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes: Mrs. Rivka Korf, 75, OBM

With sadness we inform you of the passing of Rebbetzin Brocha Rivka Korf, OBM, the wife of Rabbi Avrohom Korf, who together led a resurgence of Jewish activity and pride in the state of Florida over the past half century. She was 75 years old.

Chabad at Stanford Gets $1.3 Million Boost

The campaign for a new, larger home for Stanford University’s Chabad House got a boost when alumnus Tad Taube, who graduated in 1957, donated $1.3 million to the center, which serves Jewish students, faculty members and local residents.

Flyer at Berkeley Vandalized with Swastika

Famed law professor and author Alan Dershowitz spoke at the UC Berkeley School of Law last Wednesday at an event organized by Chabad, under the leadership of Rabbi Gil Leeds. Shortly after the event, a flyer on the law school bulletin board was found vandalized with a swastika drawn over Dershowitz’s face.

Sukkah at Brandenburg Gate Makes History

After the Nazis came to power, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin served as a symbol of their strength. But this year, those passing by the landmark during Chol Hamoed Sukkos were surprised to see an impressive sukkah standing opposite the gate.