In anticipation to the new Zman beginning in Yeshivos worldwide, a special conference – Kinus Talmidim Hashluchim was held by the Vaad Talmidei Hatmimim on Monday, 26 Tishrei, for the Shluchim traveling to Yeshivos around the world.
Daily Archives: October 18, 2017
Founded some 15 years ago, Chabad of Walnut Creek, Florida is aiming to expand and secure its future. Now, a matching funds campaign is hoping to ensure that it happens.
Just in time for winter, the Chabad-run Federation of Jewish Communities (FJC) partnered with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and the Gloria Jeans clothing franchise to distribute clothing gift certificates to 5,000 Jewish children from across Ukraine and Russia.
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.
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.
‘Roving Rabbis’ Mendel Barber and Aaron Roth relate two amazing encounters they experienced while performing Merkos Shlichus in Southern California this summer.
A long-awaited headquarters office for a Chabad branch in London was opened by the British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
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.
The first of its kind heritage expedition took place this summer in Ukraine, when young rabbinical students toured the country on mobile synagogue trailers, trying to bring a spark of Jewish identity to every Jew they met on their way.
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.
Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Thursday, October 19, for a Hindu holiday. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
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.
Six construction workers were hurt — four seriously — when a roof abruptly collapsed in Crown Heights Tuesday morning.
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.