A touching video that shows the power of C-Teen has been making its rounds of social media. A young man tells his story of his gravitation towards Judaism, and how C-Teen was the catalyst.
Four years ago at the kinus hashluchim, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky pledged 200 new shluchim to cater to the young adult generation. Shortly after, the Meromim foundation sponsored 50 new teen shluchim.
Thirty five miles north of Charlotte, suburban Lake Norman, named as one of “the best places in North Carolina to bring up a family,” is a fast-growing area that now features a Chabad center for the area’s Jewish families. In late September, as Hurricane Florence made landfall, Rabbi Chaim and Chaya Greenberg with their baby, Rivka, opened the doors of Chabad of Lake Norman.
Three days before Yom Kippur, the Chabad Jewish community of Issaquah, WA joined to celebrate the Chanukas Habayis of a beautiful new mikvah.
Several days before the Kinus is set to begin, a new and luxurious location was established in Paris as an office to help Shluchim.
Chabad Shliach Rabbi Avrohom Holtzberg of Georgetown in Brooklyn takes the Chatanei Torah from his Chabad House to an inspiring Trip to the Ohel.
Jewish students from around the world joined together this weekend for the annual Chabad on Campus Pegisha in New York City. Organized by Chabad on Campus International, the event is one of the highlights of Jewish campus life. All 1,000 students in attendance, 200 of whom were graduate students, felt inspired, proud, challenged and connected by the Shabbaton.
Last week, the county’s Jewish residents broke ground on a $4.7 million Jewish community center. The 17,000-square-foot Yakov and Hava Telyas Chabad Jewish Center facility, featuring a synagogue, social hall, library and kosher kitchen, will go up on ten acres of land acquired by Chabad in 2014.
Rabbi Mendy and Chaya Cohen, and their two young children, are setting up shop in St. George. Located at the southwestern border, St. George is a two-hour drive from the Jewish community of Las Vegas. It’s not a big move for Chaya: the twenty-two year old grew up four hours north in Salt Lake City where her parents, Rabbi Benny and Sharonne Zippel, are Chabad representatives. For Mendy, a Montreal native, the city’s topography and year-round warm weather are a pleasant change.
Rabbi Mendy and Tzipi Lipskier inaugurated 4,500 square-foot center just in time for Rosh Hashana. “Having a new, beautiful and permanent home gets people excited and lets them know we’re here to stay,” Rabbi Mendy offered in a conversation with Lubavitch International.
The Rohr Chabad center at Dartmouth which has been serving Jewish students on campus since 2003, officially opened the doors of the Hilary Chana Chabad house in a dedication ceremony this Sunday in front of over 100 guests.
A beautiful new shul and community center was dedicated in an impressive and emotional ceremony in the city of Arkhangelsk. In attendance were Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, Rabbis and Shluchim from neighboring cities, District Governor, Mayor, Government representatives and hundreds of Jews, as well as the local media.
An Israeli-born Chabad Rabbi serving as the chief rabbi for the Jewish community in Siberia is facing deportation, after apparently being accused of espionage.
Can Jewish day school education ever be tuition-free? Leah Aizenman analyzed the question. And then she acted. Under her leadership as Chabad representative in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, she and her community developed a model for free Jewish education. Now in its third year the program, called Jewish Education Myrtle Beach, is giving 75 percent of the city’s Jewish children a first-rate, tuition-free Jewish education.
In an urgent letter to Sweden’s government officials, Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar expressed “grave concern” for the wellbeing of Sweden’s Chabad emissaries, Rabbi Alexander and Leah Namdar, and their family.
In a letter dated 20 Iyar 5720, the Rebbe put special attention on Jewish teens, even adding that in general youth responds more readily to youth. “They have special qualities of untapped reserves of energy and enthusiasm.” Today, the Rebbes words continue to ring true, as CTeen continues to climb the ladder of international and global change at the hands of its teen leaders.
While tens of thousands were busying themselves with storm prep or heading out of town to escape the worst of Hurricane Michael—now approaching the Florida Panhandle as Category 4 storm with sustained winds topping 130 mph—Rabbi Mendel and Nechama Danow were just moving into their new home in Pensacola, where they will serve as Chabad emissaries.