Thursday, ‎ / November 26, 2020
Posts by: Dvora Lakein
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Growing Gains in Toronto
Even as he cut the ribbon on the doors of the Romano Chabad Centre, Rabbi Mendel Bernstein knew it was too small. To Read The…
When Jewish Life Goes Viral: A Quiet Goodbye
In this multimedia mini-series, we look at Chabad’s response to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Jewish life events. As people die and are…
Aleph Gives Alternative Sentencing A Go
Rabbi Moshe Mayir Vogel is the Executive Director of the Aleph Institute-North East Region. Together, with a team of social workers, Vogel ensures that “No…
It’s Never Over Even When It’s Over
“Many of the girls come from dysfunctional homes or don’t have a home,” says one of the camp’s organizers, Sheva Rapoport. “YEKA is a safe,…
New Chabad Representatives In Cornhusker State
Rabbi Daniel and Chaya Blotner arrived in Omaha, Nebraska last Thursday morning. The couple join Rabbi Mendel and Shani Katzman in their work here in…
1200 USC Students Reserve for Campus’s Shabbat Dinner for 1000
“What do you do when Shabbat 1000 becomes Shabbat 1200, and it's only Wednesday?” Rabbi Dov Wagner posted on Instagram and tweeted that evening.
It’s Not A Hand-Out, It’s A Hand-Up
The clothing drive was a project of Chabad of Markham’s sweeping Tikkun Olam program, a venture that brings suburban families into the lives, and hearts,…
Still a Dollar
In the spring of 1981, the Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke about Jewish unity as an antidote to looming threat of warfare and terror at the time.…
The All for All Synagogue
Every Shabbat, Rabbi Anchelle Perl invites congregants to step forward with requests for prayers during the traditional Misheberach ceremony. What’s less traditional is the type…
You say Worrier, We’ll Give you Warrior
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s new course is turning worriers into warriors and attendees are suiting up in droves. JLI’s latest six-week syllabus is being…
Power to the Children
Twenty passionate educators came together last month at a conference in Plano, Texas. Hosted by Rivkie Block, Chabad’s representative here, together with Chabad’s Early Childhood…
Latte with a Side of Love
It smells like a cafe ought to. The rows of eclairs and tarts and cupcakes line the glass counter in perfect, high-caloric formation. Light streams…
Digging the New Digs at Chabad of Indiana University
Chabad of Indiana University’s new home is only a short block away from its predecessor, but its central location acts as a magnet to the…
The Israeli of Alamo
Together with Yossi Posner, Goldshmid spent the month of August visiting Jewish inmates in 32 prisons across the American South. The pair, both 25 years…
12 Hours in the Heart of the Hood
Members of 10 Atlanta Chabad centers met at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport for a six a.m. flight last Wednesday. The 83 travelers, ranging in age from four…
$6 Million Dollar Chabad of Charlotte Grand Opening
Chabad of Charlotte welcomed dignitaries and locals to the “Grandest Opening” of their stately, six million dollar campus on a balmy Sunday evening in September.…
Cteen Judaism 101 in University Today
This fall, some 100 teenagers are expected to register as Yeshiva University non-matriculated students in a ground-breaking course on the tenets of Judaism. In conjunction…
Plugged In & Disconnected
“Students put their headphones in, stare at their cell phones, and walk right by us. But I don’t think it’s Judaism necessarily that they are…
Sweet and Sweeter
Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah . . . the holidays in the Hebrew month of Tishrei are chock-full of traditions uniquely symbolic of…
Sixty Three Days
When she was almost two weeks old, Gila and I boarded an early morning Delta flight bound for my mother’s bedside. We repeated the trip…
Buenos Aires: Tarnished Synagogue Returned to Former Glory
Knesset Israel Boca Barracas is a synagogue once more. Occupied by a squatter for the better part of two decades, the synagogue built in 1907…
For Tbilisi Students, this New School Year Heralds a New Building
It isn’t only a new school year for Tbilisi’s Jewish students. It’s an entirely new experience. On September 16, the first day of the Georgian…
Students And Stress On Campus: Chabad at Texas A&M
This fall, Chabad will partner with Houston’s Jewish Family Services to offer a comprehensive Mental Health First Aid Training Day. The eight-hour CPR-style course will…
No More Tuna and Crackers ala Suitcase: Kosher is on the House
Chabad emissaries around the world are increasingly opening restaurants within, or near to, their centers. Mostly located in tourist spots, they offer a kosher meal…
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