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Chabad-Lubavitch in the Media

Chabad-Lubavitch in the Media

Stories and reports that have appeared in the media during the past two weeks

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The Tale of an Impossible Journey
Anchorage Press - AK,Monday, July 18, 2016
On a rainy Wednesday Shahar Azani nervously paces back and forth while a crowd gathers at the Lubavitch Jewish Center of Alaska for an Alaska Jewish Museum summer programing event. A former Israeli diplomat and Executive Director of StandWithUs New York, Azani is used to addressing a crowd but this time it is different. He has traveled from New York with a story to tell and like most stories worth telling, his story begins with an impossible journey and ends with a lesson learned...
      Lubavitch Jewish Center of Alaska–Anchorage, AK
French Jewish Woman Dies of Injuries Sustained in Nice Terror Attack
JTA,Monday, July 18, 2016
An elderly Jewish woman who was badly injured in the terror attack in Nice, France, has died of her injuries... At least five local Jews were injured in the attack, according to the local Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Yossef Yitzschok Pinson.
      Habad Loubavitch of Nice Côte d'Azur–Nice, France
Two Jewish Sisters in Nice: One Missing, One Hospitalized
Ynetnews,Sunday, July 17, 2016
...Many French Jews and Israelis gathered in the Chabad synagogue where the Rabbi provided them with food. One woman, Yenta Apfel from Jerusalem who was in Nice during the attack compared the Israeli response to the French security reactions: “In Israel someone always quickly overpowers the terrorists. Yet here, how could the terrorist manage to travel such a large distance and kill so many people?”
      Habad Loubavitch of Nice Côte d'Azur–Nice, France
Jewish Sisters in Critical Condition Following Nice Terror Attack
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Saturday, July 16, 2016
...More than 80 people were killed when a lorry ploughed through crowds celebrating the Bastille Day holiday. Members of a Chabad day camp were close to the area at the time of the attack. “We are praying for everyone who has been injured in this terrible attack,” said Chabad rabbi Yossef Yitzchak Pinson...
      Habad Loubavitch of Nice Côte d'Azur–Nice, France
Hollande Confirms 'Terrorist Nature' of Nice Attack as Death Toll Hits 84
Times of Israel,Friday, July 15, 2016
...“Counselors for Chabad’s Gan Israel day camp were also at the scene of the attack, having apparently crossed the street just moments beforehand, they narrowly missed the truck’s path of destruction,” said Chabad spokesman Rabbi Motti Seligson, in an email. Authorities said early Friday that identity documents belonging to the truck’s driver were found in the vehicle. He was a 31-year-old French Muslim man of Tunisian descent...
      Habad Loubavitch of Nice Côte d'Azur–Nice, France
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
At Least 84 Killed in French Lorry Terror Attack
Jewish News - UK,Friday, July 15, 2016
...A spokesperson from Orthodox group Chabad identified a wounded victim as Moshe ben Yaakov. “Counselors for Chabad’s Gan Israel day camp were also at the scene of the attack, having apparently crossed the street just moments beforehand, they narrowly missed the truck’s path of destruction,” said Rabbi Motti Seligson, according to Times of Israel...
      Habad Loubavitch of Nice Côte d'Azur–Nice, France
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Rabbi Remains 'Positive' After PokéMon Go Makes Ilford's Holocaust Memorial Garden a PokéStop
Ilford Recorder - UK,Friday, July 15, 2016
...“It’s interesting,” said Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin, of Chabad Lubavitch synagogue, Woodford Avenue, Gants Hill. “On one hand it’s a bit disrespectful, but on the other hand people might actually learn about something that they didn’t know existed. “It might make people stop and think why it’s there, it’s an opportunity to engage. I think it’s more a positive than a negative.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch Centre–Ilford, Essex England
Interview With Rabbi Yossef Pinson of Nice
Hamodia,Friday, July 15, 2016
...Chabad of Nice is currently running a summer camp for children and some of the counsellors had gone to watch the fireworks. As reported elsewhere, the counsellors were standing very close to the truck a few minutes before the driver began his deadly journey. B’chasdei Hashem, one of the counsellors suggested that they cross to the other side of the street. As they walked over, the truck drove past them and everyone who was standing where they had been was killed...
      Habad Loubavitch of Nice Côte d'Azur–Nice, France
Morning After Terror Attack in Nice, Leading Local Rabbi Says Members of Jewish Community Among Wounded, Missing
Algemeiner,Friday, July 15, 2016
At least six members of France’s Jewish community are among the injured and missing following the horrific terror attack in the south of the country on Thursday evening that killed 84 people and has left over 130 injured, a leading local rabbi told a Chabad website...
      Habad Loubavitch of Nice Côte d'Azur–Nice, France
Positive Message Starts With Gratitude
Atlanta Jewish Times,Friday, July 15, 2016
...Rabbi Schusterman played a video clip about the rising rates of depression all over the world. Bar graphs showed that as levels of material prosperity have risen, so has depression. “If we’re so rich, why aren’t we happy?” the Chabad rabbi asked. “Material things are finite,” he said, “and the eternal drive isn’t satisfied with the finite.”...
USC Chabad House Burglarized
Jewish Journal,Friday, July 15, 2016
Shortly after midnight on July 13, a burglar broke into the Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at USC, stealing thousands of dollars worth of valuables, including computers, t’filllin and more. Rabbi Dov Wagner, who runs the USC Chabad Center with his wife, Runya, said he is grateful for the outpouring of community support in the wake of the incident, which was captured on security cameras installed outside the Chabad house...
      Chabad Jewish Student Center at USC–Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Calls on Public to Help ID USC Jewish Center Robber
NBC Southern California,Friday, July 15, 2016
Students and alumni are rallying behind a rabbi's call to help identify suspect in a break-in at USC's Jewish Center. A man in a blue baseball cap was caught on surveillance footage breaking into the Chabad Jewish Center in the 2700 block of Severance Street Tuesday night, robbing the building of thousands of dollars worth of valuables. Stolen items include computers, projectors and religious items...
      Chabad Jewish Student Center at USC–Los Angeles, CA
Closing of Only S.F. Orthodox K-12 School Leaves Students Exploring Options
JWeekly,Thursday, July 14, 2016
...Leading the charge were Chabad Rabbi Gedalia Potash and Chani Zarchi, who together run Bais Menachem Yeshiva Day School, a K-8 Orthodox school in San Francisco. Though no firm plan had been established as of midweek, Potash and Zarchi said their hope was to establish a school on the site of the Hebrew Academy, one that would adhere to the highest Orthodox standards yet also offer children from any Jewish home an excellent secular education...
      Chabad of S. Francisco–S. Francisco, CA
Chabad Opening Its First Center in East Africa
JTA,Thursday, July 14, 2016
...Rabbi Super spent several months at the Chabad yeshiva in Congo as a rabbinical student, and visited Ghana and other African nations, where other young rabbis are frequently deployed for short-term stints, according to Chabad.org. “I loved Africa from the first time that I got there,” Super told Chabad.org. “In other parts of the world, you might have rabbis chasing after Jews trying to convince them to come to an event. What I’ve found in Africa is that people are looking to connect with their heritage; they call you. To me, that’s incredible.”
Moving and Shaking: Lev Chayal, Salute to Hollywood Gala and More
Jewish Journal,Thursday, July 14, 2016
...Four hundred fifty attendees gathered at Chabad of the Valley in Tarzana to honor the late Rabbi Joshua B. Gordon at the organization’s 2016 banquet gala on June 16. Gordon and his wife, Deborah, founded Chabad of the Valley in 1973. Since that time, the Chabad community in the Valley has grown to include more than 26 houses. Gordon was a pioneer in creating daily online classes on Chumash, Tanya and Rambam for Chabad.org’s Jewish.tv network...
      Chabad of the Valley Headquarters–Tarzana, CA
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Cleveland Man Arrested in 2-Year-Old Synagogue Theft
Cleveland Jewish News,Thursday, July 14, 2016
A Cleveland man is in Beachwood City Jail following his July 5 arrest on a charge of theft of donation money linked to an incident more than two years ago at Waxman Chabad Center in Beachwood. According to Beachwood Police Chief Keith Winebrenner, North Olmsted police arrested David Allen King...
      Chabad House of Greater Cleveland–Cleveland, OH
Chabad to Launch Center for Jews in East Africa
Jewish Press,Wednesday, July 13, 2016
...Rabbi Avromy and Sternie Super are set to co-direct Chabad of Kenya and will lead the new Nairobi Hebrew Congregation throughout the holidays, according to Chabad.org. In addition, the Chabad movement is expected to establish a permanent presence in Nigeria, Angola and Ghana, the site reported.
WWII Spy, Survivor Shares Story at Rancho Santa Fe Event
Rancho Santa Fe Review - NM,Tuesday, July 12, 2016
...As part of the Benedek Lecture Series of Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe, the Rancho Palos Verdes resident recently shared her story at the Benedek residence in Rancho Santa Fe. Although her experience took place decades ago, Cohn vividly recalled every detail during an interview with this newspaper just prior to the June 30 event. “It’s important that people know that Jews fought,” she said. “We were not just waiting to be arrested.”...
      Chabad Center for Jewish Life–Santa Fe, NM
Chabad of Downtown Cleveland Opens Doors to Republican National Convention Visitors
Cleveland Jewish News,Tuesday, July 12, 2016
...“We’ll be there to service all the Jewish people coming in for the convention –delegates and different people coming in for networking,” Freedman said. “We’ve reached out to David Gilbert (president and CEO of the Cleveland Host Committee of the RNC), and he is forwarding people to us if they are in need of Jewish services.” Freedman, who is overseeing the project with his wife, Chaya, the other co-director of Chabad of Downtown Cleveland, emphasized the organization is “apolitical” and is there to serve all Jewish people...
      Chabad of Downtown Cleveland–Cleveland, OH
The Realigning of American Jewry
Jerusalem Post,Monday, July 11, 2016
...Today there are more Chabad centers in the US/Canada than either Reform or Conservative temples. While the liberal movements are consolidating, and in some cases closing congregations, Chabad is booming and building. The vast majority of those attending Chabad centers are not the classically observant Orthodox...
      North County Chabad Center–Yorba Linda, CA
Freshman Is Driving Force Behind DC's New Kosher Food Truck
Times of Israel,Monday, July 11, 2016
...With the support of Rabbi Steiner and Jewish Colonials Chabad, a generous alumnus donor, and the proceeds of a crowdfunding campaign, she went ahead and enlisted the help of DC food tuck consultant Dylan Kough and Brooklyn artisan chef and culinary director Sam Akselrod to flesh out her Brooklyn Sandwich Company concept...
Unified Vision Key to Fixing MU's Fractured Community
Columbia Daily Tribune,Sunday, July 10, 2016
...I grew up in the Crown Heights of the ’90s, an ethnically diverse Brooklyn neighborhood that, during the beginning of that decade, experienced unprecedented levels of racial tension. The 1991 riots are etched into my childhood memories, my upbringing being wrought with feelings of agitation and unrest. It was only months later, on Feb. 6, 1992, that, as a 5-year-old returning home from elementary school, I was informed of the murder of my mother by a black man in an act of cruel hatred and bitter violence...
      Chabad at MU–Columbia, MO
A Tribute to a World Leader
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - AK,Saturday, July 09, 2016
...At the core of the Rebbe’s teachings is the idea that this world is really a garden, a beautiful garden, waiting for us to perfect so G-d could feel welcome. A beautiful garden, one may ask? When we look around, we see terrorism, financial crises, human suffering, and inequality. Perhaps we must dig a little deeper...
      Lubavitch Jewish Center of Alaska–Anchorage, AK
      Mat-Su Jewish Center Chabad Lubavitch–Wasilla, AK
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