Friday, ‎ / October 23, 2020
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Walnut Creek Welcomes New Shluchim
Community Welcomes Shluchim With Flowers And Gifts
Remembering The Struggle for Russian Jewry
Ninety-three years ago today, Rabbi Joseph I. Schneersohn, sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, was freed from Soviet-imposed exile.
STATEMENT BY CHABAD-LUBAVITCH WORLD HEADQUARTERS
Every day that Jews are barred from entering the synagogue by armed guards is an unforgivable violation of the Jewish people!
IL Governor Rauner Joins Chabad Emissaries in Prayer at Western Wall
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was joined by Rabbi Avraham Kagan of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois on a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem Tuesday…
Kathmandu Emissary Organizes Rescue on Yom Kippur
It was the night of Yom Kippur, and Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz was not in shul.
Puerto Rico Chabad Coordinates Private Relief Planes
With Puerto Rico reeling from Hurricane Maria and island residents struggling to find basic items such as fresh water, food, and fuel, Chabad of Puerto…
Puerto Rico Chabad Rabbi Appeals For Help
It was the morning of Rosh Hashana, and the folks over at Chabad of Puerto Rico were preparing for the holiday as a category four…
Battered by Irma, Chabad of Florida Organizes Relief Efforts
It was Friday morning as Floridians were bracing for Hurricane Irma, when Rabbi Mendy Dubrowski, director of Tampa’s Chabad Young Professionals chapter, received a call…
Emerging From the Flood Waters: True Kindness
The Jewish community is pulling its weight, and Sunday saw a relief effort mobilized by Chabad on Campus made up of hundreds of college students…
German Foreign Minister Meets With Chabad Community Leaders
The Menorah Jewish Center, the world’s largest Jewish community center, received Germany’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier when he visited Ukraine, late last month.…
Official Goverment Reception in Germany Serves Kosher
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and some 2500 guests participated at the official gala event hosted by Germany’s President Joachim Gauck, commemorating 50 years of diplomatic…
New Chaplaincy Program to Train Rabbinical Students
In the coming year, the yeshiva will be offering students enrolled in its four year program training them for a career in the field of…
Children of Chabad Reps Deliver Winning Speeches in Federation of Greater Vancouver’s Contest
Taking lessons from contemporary life, the children of Chabad-Lubavitch representatives to Downtown Vancouver won top spots in the Public Speaking Contest Award of the Jewish…
A Measure of Jewish Pride: Germany’s Largest Mezuzah Gets Notice
“The reaction to anti-Semitism may be to hide our identity. But we need to wear our Judaism proudly,” says Rabbi Yehudah Tiechtel, executive director of…
A Help Line for Holocaust Survivors in Moscow
There are some 5000 Holocaust survivors in the city, many of them ailing and alone. Voice of Kindness, the new call center located at the…
Ottawa Government Grant Supports Chabad’s Initiative for Seniors
For its work teaching seniors to navigate the rapidly evolving technological and medical fields, the Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa received a $10,000 grant from…
Historic Nevada Cemetery Restored
In 1864, The Eureka Hebrew Society purchased a plot of ground on Cedar Hill, in Virginia City, Nevada, for a cemetery.
Tokyo, Japan, Gets Its First Kosher Restaurant
In a country where baba ghanoush, a Middle-Eastern favorite made of eggplant and mayonnaise or tahini is hard to come by, Chabad of Tokyo is…
Siberian Rabbi Honored on Province’s 80th Anniversary
The Krasnoyarsk Krai province honored eighty people who “have devoted themselves to the benefit of the region,” including the city of Krasnoyarsk’s chief rabbi, Rabbi…
Council of Europe Leader Honors Chanukah
Chanukah, it turns out, is a favorite with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland.
Baltimore’s City Hall Unveils Large Menorah
When a Chabad rabbi visiting Baltimore’s city hall last year Chanukah was greeted by a small menorah dwarfed by the dominating seasonal displays, he suggested…
Menorah at the Kremlin
At the Kremlin, Aleksander Torshin, Acting Chairman of the Russian Parliament, lit the shamash candle, and congratulated thousands of Jews celebrating Chanukah. “Mazel Tov and…
U.S. Vice President Joins Menorah Lighting
“Tonight is about miracles, the miracle of courageous warriors overcoming the great odds,” Biden said, pointing to another noteworthy miracle: “Thousands of years later, Judaism…
German Interior Minister Notes Berlin Chanukah Miracle
At the Brandenburger Gate, where Germans once marked the rise of the Nazi party and Hitler announced his plans to make the world Judenrein, thousands…
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