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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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Lafayette: A Special Twist to Making Challah
Contra Costa Times - CA,Wednesday, January 21, 2015
...Chaya Berkowitz, from host organization Chabad of Contra Costa, knew the Mega Challah Bake organized for Jan. 15 would be a hit, given the large Jewish population in the East Bay and a voracious community of DIY foodies eager to learn Briman's secret techniques...
      Chabad of Contra Costa–Walnut Creek, CA
Argentine Hostel Popular With Israelis Targeted in Violent Antisemitic Attack
Algemeiner,Wednesday, January 21, 2015
...Another hostel popular with Israelis in the town of Bariloche, also in Patagonia, was targeted by local antisemites last year, who warned the owners not to accept Israeli tourists. In 2012, the Chabad House in Bariloche, another popular hangout for Israelis, was targeted three times in a single month.
      Chabad Lubavich Bariloche–San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro Argentina
7th-Grader’s Act of Kindness for a Friend Gains Worldwide Audience
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle,Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Like most children celebrating a bar or bat mitzvah, Jesse Kaufman of Monroeville undertook a mitzvah project: After his bar mitzvah last August at the Chabad Jewish Center, he donated every cent of the monetary gifts he received — all $5,000 of it — to help his friend, Jasmine Boden, with medical expenses incurred as a result of her cancer treatment. No one could have predicted that the grand act of generosity would catapult him into the national spotlight...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Monroeville–Monroeville, PA
Funny Yet Powerful, David Nesenoff Appearing at Chabad
West Milford Messenger,Monday, January 19, 2015
...In addition to Nesenoff's amazing, behind-the-scene details of his White House episode, he will share everything from his relationship with the Divine, his front row seat in the world media, Israel, anti-Semitism, and his personal, amazing, supernatural journey. It is a story of cyber-hatred, life-threatening danger and, oddly enough, incredible humor. The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31...
      Chabad Jewish Center Upper Passaic County–Haskell, NJ
L Train to Lubavitch
Times of Israel,Monday, January 19, 2015
...Later, when the dust settled, and the Israeli tanks had vanquished the Egyptian forces, Moshe lay bloodied on the battlefield. He had lost his arm, as I would, and most of his teeth. He’d also been shot through the back. The soldier who’d earlier put on teffilin with the squad lay dead beside him. “For many years,” Moshe shared, “I asked rabbi after rabbi for an answer to the cause of this terrible tragedy. But I never got an answer that satisfied. Not until I visited The Rebbe from Lubavitch.” His eyes penetrated mine as he said this, and I admit I got a chill in the warm Florida air...
Tunis Memorial Held for Paris Supermarket Attack Victim
JTA,Sunday, January 18, 2015
...Reports released over the weekend said among Hattab’s last texts before entering the supermarket was with a friend who he encouraged to try to observe Shabbat. “This is a difficult time in France for Jews. At least try,” Hattab texted. He added: “Do not do everything, but at least try to do something.”
      Chabad Lubavitch of Tunisia–Tunis, Tunisia
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Victim of Paris Terror Attack Urged Friend to Keep Shabbat Before He Was Killed
Jerusalem Post,Saturday, January 17, 2015
...On Friday, Chabad publicized Yoav’s SMS messages about Shabbat that he sent on the morning of January 9 and a letter that his father Binyamin sent out, in which he said his family had felt the love of the Jewish people in the last few days. “This love touched our hearts deeply, and I feel the need to put to paper my feelings and share them with you. What can I write about Yoav – a charming young man, the love of my heart – who was snatched from us so suddenly? “Dear Yoav, you left us a gaping hole, an oozing wound in our hearts that will never be healed,” Binyamin said...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Israel’s Chief Rabbi Schools Californian Jewish Students
Times of Israel,Saturday, January 17, 2015
...The event was held at the University of Southern California’s Chabad House and organized by USC Chabad Rabbi Dov Wagner and Chabad of Orange County’s Rabbi Dovid Eliezrie. Asked whether Jews should leave Europe and make aliyah, or stay and fight back, Lau said that such a decision depended on the individual in question... “You need to know if you can help more by fighting anti-Semitism in the Diaspora,” Lau said. “It’s a good thing to stay and fight, but maybe you need to be in Israel and gain strength from that. Everyone has to ask themselves that question.”...
      North County Chabad Center–Yorba Linda, CA
      Chabad Jewish Student Center at USC–Los Angeles, CA
Chanukah Billboard Reaches Drivers on Busy U.S. 19
Jewish Press of Pinellas County - FL,Friday, January 16, 2015
...The message on the 14-foot tall, 48-foot wide LCD billboard read “Happy Chanukah from Chabad” and listed the number of candles to light that night with the number of candles in the menorah increasing each day as well. The billboard was installed just a few weeks before Chanukah. “With LCD billboards somewhat of a rarity in the area, it just struck me as a great idea and thank G-d we were able to pull it off,” said Rabbi Levi Hodakov, director of Chabad of Clearwater. “The response was very good and plans are already in motion for a Pesach campaign.”
      Chabad of Clearwater–Clearwater, FL
Heartbreaking Last Texts of Kosher Supermarket Victim Yoav Hattab
Forward,Friday, January 16, 2015
One of the kosher supermarket terror victims reportedly pleaded with a friend to observe Shabbat in his heartbreaking final texts just minutes before the deadly carnage erupted. Chabad published the last text message exchange of 21-year-old Yoav Hattab, one of the victims killed at a kosher supermarket in Paris last week...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Young Jews Through a Russian-Speaking Lens
Jewish Week,Friday, January 16, 2015
Chabad on the Bowery recently played host to a group of young Jews, some wearing kippot or long skirts, others less clearly Jewish-affiliated. What made this event singular was that most of its attendees were speaking Russian or Russian-tinged English. Corroborating Gary Rosenblatt’s recent article in The Jewish Week, which described how some young Russian Jews, “considered among the most unaffiliated and at-risk…in terms of Jewish identity” are finding their way back to Judaism, these young people were there under the auspices of COJECO’s Blueprint Fellowship, a series of cultural programs for young Russian-speaking Jewish adults...
      Chabad House Bowery (Serving NYU)–New York, NY
Challah Bread Baking Class Draws Hundreds
NY1 - Staten Island, NY,Friday, January 16, 2015
NY1 VIDEO: A large-scale baking class drew hundreds of Jewish women from across the borough recently. Chabad Lubavitch of Staten Island hosted its "Bake a Difference" night Wednesday at the Manor Road JCC. Participants learned how to make Challah bread from start to finish, but organizers say the experience was more than just a baking class.
      Chabad Lubavitch of Staten Island–Staten Island, NY
Gainesville Jewish Community Mourns Paris Attack Victims
WCJB TV-20 - Gainesville. FL,Friday, January 16, 2015
...Rabbi Berl Goldman with the center calls the attacks "unimaginable and unexplainable". He's calling on not only the Jewish community in Gainesville - but everyone - do a good deed to make up for these acts. Goldman said, "everybody in Gainesville and everybody around the world would o, would accept to do one good deed in response to this tragedy and terrible, terrible acts of violence, I believe the world would be comforted, the families would be comforted, and terrorism would lose this battle."...
      Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Center–Gainesville, FL
Hyper Cacher Victim’s Father Knew His Son ‘Would Fight’
Times of Israel,Friday, January 16, 2015
...In a letter published on Chabad.org on Friday, Rabbi Binyamin Hattab, the chief rabbi of Tunisia, praised his son’s bravery and commitment to religious tradition. Last Friday, when the family was informed of the hostage crisis, and were told several people had been killed, “I told those around me, in tears, that I was sure Yoav was one of them,” he wrote in Hebrew...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad Rabbi is Hailed
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Thursday, January 15, 2015
...A video was shown of the work of Chabad in Scotland, which encompasses a synagogue, kosher food and alcohol provision, youth education and outreach activities. On Monday, the new scroll was read from during Shacharit at the Chabad shul, and later at a special minyan at Rabbi Jacobs's home. "The love everyone has showered on us this past few days has been phenomenal and very much appreciated," he said.
      Lubavitch of Scotland–Glasgow, Scotland
Chief Rabbi Shares Message of Faith Tradition During T.O. Visit
Thousand Oaks Acorn,Thursday, January 15, 2015
united in the tradition of the Jewish laws given by God, said Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Baruch Lau during an appearance at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza in Thousand Oaks last week. About 450 people attended the Jan. 7 event organized by Chabad of the Conejo. This was the first time in the history of the Conejo Valley that a chief rabbi of Israel has visited the area...
      Chabad of the Conejo–Agoura Hills, CA
Photos: Yated Neeman Remembers Rav Ashkenazi ZT”L
Yeshiva World News,Thursday, January 15, 2015
Many readers of Yated Neeman in Eretz Yisrael were surprised to see a column dedicated to the mora d’asra of Kfar Chabad, HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi ZT”L, who was niftar on Wednesday 23 Teves. While Yated has not been a fan of Chabad since the newspaper’s establishment, the article, which focuses on the history of the late rav and his education, mentions that he always maintained a good relationship with gedolei yisrael...
Work on Chabad Center Moves Apace
Long Island Herald,Thursday, January 15, 2015
Chabad leaders’ vision for a Jewish Community Center at 2174 Hewlett Ave., neighboring the newly renovated Merrick Mall Stop & Shop, is becoming a reality. Rabbi Shimon Kramer, who heads the Chabad Center for Jewish Life of Merrick, Bellmore and Wantagh, last Friday gave the Herald Life a tour of the building, long home to the Merrick Professional Centre. Multiple areas that once comprised offices are now gutted. Sawdust flew as workers began reconstructing one room that will eventually house a “mikvah,” or ritual bath. Other spaces will soon transform into classrooms, a library, a multi-purpose room, a kitchen and more...
      Chabad Center for Jewish Life–Merrick, NY
35th Annual South Florida Chanukah Festival: A Big Success
Jewish Press,Thursday, January 15, 2015
...Rabbi Cantor Yossi Lebovics led the menorah-lighting ceremony that included Rabbi Abraham Korf, Florida’s head shliach, and scores of community leaders. Over 3,000 gift bags were distributed by the students of Chaya Aydel Seminary to the thousands of boys and girls in attendance...
      Chabad of South Broward–Hallandale, FL
      Chaya Aydel Seminary–Hallandale Beach, FL
Make a Loaf, Share a Loaf
Daily North Shore - IL,Thursday, January 15, 2015
North Shore residents interested in baking challah bread or just looking to socialize will gather on Sunday, January 25 to attend the Loaves of Love Community Challah Bake hosted by Chabad of Wilmette’s Jewish Women’s Circle. This hands-on workshop is one of four to five programs that are organized each year by the women’s group at Chabad of Wilmette. “Women get together to learn, socialize and spend quality time together,” explained Rivke Flinkenstein, organizer of the event...
      Chabad of Wilmette - Center for Jewish Life and Learning–Wilmette, IL
Chief Rabbi Lau Tells of Outreach Plans
S. Diego Jewish World,Wednesday, January 14, 2015
...Answering questions both from Rabbi Moshe Leider of host congregation Chabad of University City, and from members of a standing room only audience, Lau said he is in the process of bringing together 1,0000 young rabbis (typically, ages 40 and under) from around the world to fan out to every corner of Israel to engage families in Jewish life...
      Chabad Center of University City–S. Diego, CA
Across L.A., Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, a Charedi, Casts Wide Net
L.A. Jewish Journal,Wednesday, January 14, 2015
...According to Eliezrie, the founder of North County Chabad Center in Orange County and Chabad’s national liaison to The Jewish Federations of North America, Lau’s trip to L.A. marked the first time he recalls that a visiting Israeli Chief Rabbi insisted on meeting with non-Orthodox groups, straying outside the bubble of the city’s Orthodox neighborhoods, schools and synagogues. At the same time, though, Lau, speaking everywhere in a black suit and black hat, had a very clear and traditional Orthodox message for his audiences, whether he was speaking at Beth Jacob, with non-Orthodox high-school students or with the leadership of The Jewish Federation...
      Chabad West Coast Headquarters–Los Angeles, CA
      North County Chabad Center–Yorba Linda, CA
Je Suis Juif (I Am Jewish)
Boulder Jewish News,Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Last week four French Jews were preparing for a meal they did not get to eat. Instead of lighting the Shabbat candles with their families, people all over the globe were lighting candles in their honor. Instead of sharing a meal with their loved ones, their loved ones gathered with strangers the world over to say Kaddish for them. This Friday night, let us gather together and make Kiddush in their honor – either at the Boulder Center for Judaism or in your own home. These acts of solidarity make us stronger as Jews and remind us that we have each other – the whole am Yisroel – to lean on in times of persecution and danger...
      Boulder County Center for Judaism–Boulder, CO
Rabbi Edelman Remembered for Life of Service
Reminder Publications - MA,Wednesday, January 14, 2015
...“I guess he viewed himself as having the responsibility and the mission to bring out the best in people, to elevate people,” Kosofsky said. “This is what the mission of Judaism and more specifically of the Hasidic Chabad movement. So I guess in that way, he was a legend. “What he did was legendary, he continued. “The lessons that he’s given and the guidance that he’s given and the love that he’s shown to people and his kindness; that’s legendary. That continues to exist even a week and a half after his passing and God willing, it grows.”...
      Lubavitch Yeshiva Academy–Longmeadow, MA
Ruderman Family Foundation, Chabad Partner on $1 Million Disability Inclusion Initiative
JNS,Wednesday, January 14, 2015
...The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson z”l taught that every Jew is equal and every Jew is a valued member of our community regardless of their abilities. Our partnership with Chabad will ensure that his message is embraced by all Jews,” RFF President Jay Ruderman said. Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, chairman of Chabad’s educational and social services divisions, said that “the values of inclusion that the Rebbe pioneered are inherent to Chabad.”...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad of Virginia–Richmond, VA
Ruderman Foundation Partners With Chabad in $1 Million Inclusion Initiative
JTA,Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Ruderman Family Foundation has established a $1 million partnership with Chabad-Lubavitch to promote a culture of inclusion for people with disabilities. The grant is the largest made by the foundation to a religious organization, the foundation said in a statement Tuesday. “With emissaries in virtually every Jewish community across the globe, Chabad represents one of the most extensive and influential outreach efforts in the Jewish world,” Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, said in a statement...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad of Virginia–Richmond, VA
Baruch Dayan Emmes: Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi Z”TL
YWN,Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The mora d’asra of Kfar Chabad, HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi ZT”L was niftar a short time ago in Tel Hashomer Hospital. As was reported earlier, the rav was traveling to Tiveria to visit the kever of his father on his father’s yahrzeit. The rav did not feel well and pulled over his vehicle and called for assistance. He went into cardiac arrest and transported following advanced life support. He was pronounced dead shortly following his arrival in the hospital.
Cash From Province Boosts Non-Profit Social Programs
Ottawa Community News,Wednesday, January 14, 2015
...Devora Caytak, executive director of the Jewish Youth Library, quoted the famous words of the Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson in describing the advancement of age. “The soul never ages – it only becomes more vibrant,” said Caytak. “To shunt the elderly aside is not only cruel, he added, but foolish. The faster our world changes, the more we need the experience and wisdom of our elderly friends and relatives.”...
      Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa–Ottawa, ON Canada
Chief Rabbi of Israel Makes 'Absolutely Revolutionary' Trip to Orange County
Orange County Register,Tuesday, January 13, 2015
...Lau’s visit marked only the second to Orange County by a chief rabbi in 25 years. Yet not all of the 300 in the audience Monday shared Lau’s views. He represents the orthodox Jewish denomination. Most Orange County Jews are reform or conservative. “He came here to engage the broader Jewish community knowing he was going to be challenged,” said David Eliezrie, rabbi and North Orange County Chabad Center co-director. “It’s absolutely revolutionary.”...
      North County Chabad Center–Yorba Linda, CA
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