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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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Traditions and Tevye, Perfect Program for Purim
Times Herald-Record - NY,Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The recent Jewish holiday of Purim was celebrated in "shtetl-style" at Orange County Chabad's Gala hosted by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston at the American Legion in Monroe. It included all the Purim traditions from hearing the Megillah (the Scroll of Esther detailing Purim) to a buffet of "shtetl" foods. There were also "Fiddler on the Roof" parody songs led by Rabbi Pesach...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Orange County–Chester, NY
Jubilant Event Fosters Community at Chabad of Malibu
Malibu Surfside News - CA,Tuesday, March 21, 2017
...Chabad of Malibu’s Purim in the Wild West guests enjoyed a variety of activities, including a mechanical bull provided by Abel’s Party Rentals and a petting zoo provided by Farm Friendz. Local cowboy Dave Thornbury also entertained the guests with a rope-trick show, and taught guests how to properly use a lasso. “It’s really a fun event for the family,” said Chabad of Malibu Manager Remy Carroll, who assisted in planning the celebration...
      Chabad of Malibu–Malibu, CA
Preparing for Passover in Ukraine's Last Shtetl
JTA,Tuesday, March 21, 2017
...Today, Bershad’s remaining Jews celebrate a communal seder at the synagogue organized by Chabad. They also come here year-round to receive food packages courtesy of the Christians for Israel charity group. Yakov Sklarsky, who owns the town’s only photo studio, functions as rabbi most of the year. His credentials are his ability to sing and read, if not understand, Hebrew...
      Jewish Community of Vinnitza–Vinnitza, Ukraine
Virginia Tech Community Rallies Together After Finding Anti-Semitic Leaflets on Campus
WSET - Blacksburg, VA,Tuesday, March 21, 2017
...Senator Tim Kaine released a statement condemning the hateful act: I strongly condemn the cowardly acts of hate that are on the rise across our country, like the incident this weekend at the Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center at Virginia Tech. Liviu Librescu was a hero who survived the Holocaust only to be killed in the Virginia Tech tragedy when he sacrificed his life to save his students. He represented the best of America...
      Chabad at Virginia Tech, Librescu Center–Blacksburg, VA
Thousands Show Support at University After Leaflets With Swastikas Appear
WDTV - Bridgeport, WV,Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Virginia Tech is still uneasy after more than 100 leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas were left on the lawn of the Jewish Student Center. Thousands came out to show support against this. "We have to send a message that we all stand together and we're not going to let this happen again," said Rabbi Zvi Zwiebel, the Chabad Librescu Jewish Center co-director. "We have to all show, bond together and show, this is Virginia Tech, it's not going to happen here."...
      Chabad at Virginia Tech, Librescu Center–Blacksburg, VA
Swastika Leaflets Strewn Near Jewish Student Center on Shabbat
Arutz Sheva,Tuesday, March 21, 2017
One of the heads of a Jewish center on the campus of Virginia Tech University (VT) called the scattering of more than 100 hand-drawn swastika leaflets in front of his building on Saturday a “disgusting act of hatred, ” according to a report by Algemeiner. The co-director of VT’s Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center, Rabbi Zvi Yaakov Zweibel, said that he was shocked to discover that the fliers had been strewn across the front yard “as we celebrated the Jewish Sabbath.”...
      Chabad at Virginia Tech, Librescu Center–Blacksburg, VA
Clearwater Chabad Adds Land, Starts Building Campaign
Jewish Press of Pinellas County - FL,Monday, March 20, 2017
Chabad of Clearwater, led by Rabbi Levi and Miriam Hodakov, has announced the purchase of additional property and plans for an expansion of its facilities. At the end of February, Chabad purchased a vacant 1.25-acre lot adjacent to its headquarters, the Tabacinic Chabad Center, on Belleair Road a little east of Belcher Road. Combined, the Chabad grounds now comprise 2.5 acres. According to Rabbi Hodakov, growing attendance at programs and services caused Chabad to look for more space. In conjunction with the expansion plans, Chabad of Clearwater has launched a $1.5 million building campaign...
      Chabad of Clearwater–Clearwater, FL
Young Chabad Couple Go East, to St. John's, Nfld
Canadian Jewish News,Monday, March 20, 2017
...When asked how he’ll measure success, he paused, then said, “Success is one Jew putting a mezuzah on his door, one Jew putting on tfillin, holding one bar mitzvah. Sure, we’d like to have a big story, a big turnout, but we start small and grow. “The challenge is to meet people, bring Yiddishkeit to them, make sure they have a good experience with Judaism – some have had bad experiences and others very good ones.” A Purim party took place March 12, and a seder is scheduled for the first night of Pesach “for anyone who wants to be there and celebrate.”...
Watch: Holocaust Survivor Returns to Auschwitz and Remembers
Forward,Monday, March 20, 2017
Seven decades after he was freed from Auschwitz, Rabbi Nissen Mangel returned this week to give a speech on the grounds where once sat crematoria that gassed more than a million Jews. Mangel recounts in the powerful video his experiences as a 10-year-old child being deported to Auschwitz with his family and going through the selection process in which camp authorities who would immediately die and who would be used as slave labor...
Virginia Tech Community Rallies in Support of Jewish Community
Roanoke Times - VA,Monday, March 20, 2017
...The center was established at the request of Librescu’s family with support from the Chabad-Lubavitch organization. This was the first anti-Jewish incident at the center since its founding, according to Zweibel. “I’ve been here eight years in Blacksburg. Never have I witnessed such a thing,” Zweibel said. “Never did I expect to witness such a thing.” “The Jewish community in Blacksburg has only felt love from our neighbors,” he said. “This is a shocking event.”...
      Chabad at Virginia Tech, Librescu Center–Blacksburg, VA
Photos: Virginia Tech Rally Supports Jewish Community
Roanoke Times - VA,Monday, March 20, 2017
      Chabad at Virginia Tech, Librescu Center–Blacksburg, VA
Blacksburg Stands in Solidarity With Virginia Tech Jewish Community Following Hate Crime
Collegiate Times - Virginia Tech University,Monday, March 20, 2017
Forty-nine hours after Rabbi Zvi Zwiebel stepped out of the Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center to discover nearly 100 leaflets bearing hand-drawn swastikas scattered across the lawn, hundreds swarmed to the Graduate Life Center Plaza to stand in solidarity with the Virginia Tech Jewish community. Attendees wore everything from yarmulkes to hijabs to Greek Life baseball caps — signs bore slogans such as “We (heart) our Jewish neighbors,” “Love trumps hate” and, interestingly, “The Force bonds us all together” with a hand-painted Yoda...
      Chabad at Virginia Tech, Librescu Center–Blacksburg, VA
Jewish Outreach Organization Celebrates 13th Anniversary
Broomfield Enterprise - CO,Monday, March 20, 2017
..."If you don't feed a relationship it tends to go sour. We believe the same thing with religion." Brackman said they don't expect people to become an Orthodox Jew, even though they would be welcome, but realistically are looking for people to further their relationship with Judaism. "It's a wholesome religion," he said. "It has great morals, great ethics and the more one's engaged in it, we believe the better a person can be as an individual."...
      Chabad of NW Metro Denver–Westminster, CO
Rabbis Hitting South Jersey Streets With Mezuzah Campaign to Counter Threats Against Jewish Community
Philadephia Inquirer - PA,Monday, March 20, 2017
With renovations nearly complete on her Cherry Hill home, Noa Nidam needed a final touch before move-in day: a sacred mezuzah carefully mounted on the doorpost. Her neighborhood in the Woodcrest section is among the communities here and across South Jersey targeted in the Cherry Hill Mezuzah Campaign. Hasidic rabbis are on a mission to make sure that every Jewish home in the region has one. Following careful instructions from Rabbi Menachem Kaminker, Nidam placed the handwritten parchment scroll in a case to the right of the bright red front door at an angle in the lower part of the top third of the doorpost...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Camden County–Cherry Hill, NJ
Anti-Semitic Flyers Found On UIC Campus For Second Time In A Week
Chicagoist,Monday, March 20, 2017
...Flyers found on Saturday—which were shared with Chicagoist by UIC student and Rohr Chabad House president Eva Zeltser—featured statements such as, ” …But when you question the 6 million they put you in jail in 17 countries,” in reference to the Holocaust, and “The largest Concentration Camp in the world today is owned and operated by Zionists,” which compares Gaza to Auschwitz...
      Chabad at University of Illinois at Chicago & The Medical District–Chicago, IL
Over 100 Leaflets With Hand-Drawn Swastikas Left at Virginia Tech Chabad
JTA,Monday, March 20, 2017
More than 100 leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas were found dropped on the front yard of the Chabad Jewish student center at Virginia Tech. The leaflets were discovered at the student center located across the street from the Blacksburg university on Saturday afternoon by the Chabad’s center co-director, Rabbi Zvi Yaakov Zwiebel. The incident occurred a day after the Jewish student center announced that Chabad was hosting the renowned Holocaust survivor Rabbi Nissen Mangel for a lecture at Virginia Tech in April...
      Chabad at Virginia Tech, Librescu Center–Blacksburg, VA
Anti-Semitic Fliers Found at Uic for Second Time in Days
Chicago Sun Times,Sunday, March 19, 2017
Anti-Semitic fliers were found in UIC’s campus library Saturday, the second time such literature has been found in a campus building in less than a week. Fliers denying the Holocaust, accusing Jews of receiving preferential treatment at colleges and universities and comparing the Gaza Strip to the Auschwitz concentration camp were found in the university’s Richard J. Daley Library, according to Eva Zeltser, a communications student and president of Rohr Chabad, a Jewish student organization at UIC...
      Chabad at University of Illinois at Chicago & The Medical District–Chicago, IL
Swastika-Emblazoned Leaflets Littered on Jewish Student Center's Front Yard
Collegiate Times,Sunday, March 19, 2017
...“It's shocking that it can happen at the Virginia Tech community,” Zwiebel said. “(I’ve) been here eight years and never believed such a thing can happen here.” As the case remains active, Blacksburg Police declined to provide information regarding the investigation...
      Chabad at Virginia Tech, Librescu Center–Blacksburg, VA
Leaflets With Swastikas Found at Virginia Tech Jewish Center
Richmond Times-Dispatch - VA,Sunday, March 19, 2017
Leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas were found this weekend strewn across the lawn of the Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center at Virginia Tech, officials said Sunday. Rabbi Zvi Zweibel, the center’s co-director, said he was shocked Saturday afternoon to discover about 100 leaflets scattered in front of the Chabad House, located just off campus on Wall Street. “It’s something that I never believed would happen in Blacksburg,” he said...
      Chabad at Virginia Tech, Librescu Center–Blacksburg, VA
Jewish Congregations Join Purim Carnival
S. Clarita Valley Signal - CA,Friday, March 17, 2017
...Frumi Marozov, Tracy Blazer and Donna Feffer were the women behind the idea to host the event together. Coming from different synagogues, they decided shortly after the joint Hanukkah event at the mall, that Purim could be done together as well. “We all pray a little differently and that’s okay,” said Blazer...
      Chabad of S. Clarita Valley–Newhall, CA
Proud to be Jewish at Lake Brantley High
Heritage Florida Jewish News,Friday, March 17, 2017
In light of recent incidents of anti-Semitism, students at Lake Brantley High School's Club L'Chaim joined a discussion about anti-Semitism and Purim, and what they could do to make a difference. The discussion was led by Rabbi Mendy Bronstein of Chabad of Altamonte Springs, and was coordinated by Dan Smith, a teacher at Lake Brantley...
      Chabad of Altamonte Springs–Altamonte Springs, FL
Orlando Teens Participate in International CTeen NYC Weekend
Heritage Florida Jewish News,Friday, March 17, 2017
It was a time square takeover! The Jewish pride was epic!" This was just one of the many comments made by the Orlando teens who participated in the annual CTeen NYC Shabbaton. CTeen, the fastest growing Jewish youth organization in the world, hosted a four-day event in New York, which drew in a record breaking 2300 people. Teens from the three participating CTeen chapters of Lake Mary, Maitland and South Olando joined with other Jewish teens from around the world for a weekend of empowerment, inspiration and of course, off the charts fun...
      Chabad of Greater Orlando–Maitland, FL
      Chabad of South Orlando–Orlando, FL
      Chabad-Lubavitch of North Orlando–Longwood, FL
Purim Festival's Joyous Revelry Brings Timely Message
Thousand Oaks Acorn - CA,Thursday, March 16, 2017
...According to Rabbi Chaim Bryski of Chabad of Thousand Oaks, celebrating Purim consists of four mitzvahs, or commands: hearing the megillah, or scroll, of Esther read aloud; giving to the needy; sending gifts of food to friends; and eating a feast. Chabad of Thousand Oaks hosted a dinner after its megillah reading on Sunday. Bryski read the 10 chapters of the Book of Esther before serving dinner and collecting donations for the less fortunate. Bryski said the Book of Esther enjoys the distinction of being the only book in the Hebrew bible that does not refer to God by name...
      Chabad of Thousand Oaks–Thousand Oaks, CA
Host of SXSW Festival, Austin Also Trying to Lure More Orthodox Jews
JTA,Thursday, March 16, 2017
...At the same time, the Orthodox infrastructure in this city has improved significantly. In 2015, the community erected an eruv enclosure, which allows Jews to carry on the Sabbath, covering a wide swath of the Northwest Hills surrounding the JCC. The Chabad-run mikvah ritual bath next to the Dell campus was renovated in January 2016...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Austin–Austin, TX
Chabad of Hunterdon to Host 'Shabbat in Ethiopia' on March 24
NJ.com,Thursday, March 16, 2017
On Friday, March 24th, Chabad of Hunterdon County will host an Ethiopian themed Shabbat dinner, as part of their "Shabbat around the world" series. The dinner will accompany guest speaker Avishai Mekonen, who will present his story of the brutal kidnapping he endured as a child in Sudan, during his Ethiopian community's exodus out of Africa. A kosher Ethiopian themed Shabbat dinner will be served, followed by the presentation. Space in limited and reservations are encouraged...
      Chabad of Hunterdon County–Clinton, NJ
Chabad Celebrates Purim, Italian-Style
Long Island Herald - NY,Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Purim, that commemorates a Jewish victory in ancient Persia over the wicked Haman, was celebrated with an Italian twist by the Chabad of Hewlett on the campus of Stella K. Abraham Girls High School in Hewlett Bay Park on March 12. Pushed by Haman, King Ahasuerus issued a royal decree to annihilate the entire Jewish nation. Mordechai and Queen Esther, the heroes of the story, foiled the plot, and Haman and his sons were hanged...
      Chabad of Hewlett–Hewlett, NY
Felled Airman Gets Star of David After 75 Years
Jewish Star - NY,Wednesday, March 15, 2017
...“It speaks to this man’s incredible merit that so many years after his death, he and his religion are being recognized,” said Rabbi Itchel Krasnjansky, a Chabad rabbi in Hawaii. “He consecrated his life by making the ultimate sacrifice for his country. It’s appropriate that we are able to witness the occasion of him receiving his correct headstone and recognize his contributions to our nation.”...
      Chabad of Hawaii–Honolulu, HI
New Jewish Cemetery to Open in Kazan in 2017
JNi.Media,Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A debate over establishing a new Jewish cemetery in the city of Kazan, capital of the Republic of the semi-autonomous republic of Tatarstan in southwest Russia, is all but resolved, according to the chief rabbi of Kazan and Tatarstan, Yitzchak Gorelik, who spoke to Tatar-inform. The site for the new cemetery, almost 10 hectares of land, was allotted two years ago. Last year, with the help of the republic, a road was built. All that’s left to do now is prepare the site for use – remove obstacle trees and level the grounds...
      Jewish Community of Kazan–Kazan, Russia
Longmeadow Jewish Academy to Host Family Cooking Event
Republican - MA,Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A Longmeadow Jewish academy will hold its third installment of a program meant to bring generations of family together through the shared activity of cooking. Cooking with Parents and Grandparents will take place at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy, 1148 Converse St., March 20 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. "This year LYA's cooking experience will take participants on a journey through 'Meal Time Munchies,'" a statement from Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy says...
      Lubavitch Yeshiva Academy–Longmeadow, MA
Challah Making Event Brings Together 250 Women
Hartford Courant - CT,Tuesday, March 14, 2017
...Steinberg said after last year's event, she was inspired to join the organizing committee for this year and also started making challah at home with her family more often. "I was inspired after last year's event," Steinberg said. "Now, more often than not, we're making challah on Friday. It's nice and it makes us pause for a little bit and enjoy the family."...
      Chabad House of Greater Hartford–West Hartford, CT
Meet The Real Rabbi Who Helped Inspire A 9/11 Broadway Play
Jewish Week - NY,Tuesday, March 14, 2017
...After seeing the play I wondered who this rabbi was. The playwrights knew only his name, which I recognized as a well-known Lubavitch one. Ten minutes after an email to Chabad’s press office, I knew how to reach Rabbi Sudak. A charming hour-long phone call followed. Two of the stories the playwrights heard about Rabbi Sudak feature prominently in the play...
      Lubavitch of Edgware–Edgware, Middx England
Chabad of Bay Ridge Paints New Picture of Purim With Arts Fest
Brooklyn Daily,Tuesday, March 14, 2017
It was a multimedia Megillah! The Chabad of Bay Ridge used a cartoon reenactment to tell the tale of Purim at its annual bash on March 12. The celebration traditionally commemorates the Jewish people’s deliverance from the power-hungry Haman with a reading from the Book of Esther, but this year the Chabad mixed things up by projecting an animated retelling of the story to help congregants follow along with the Hebrew reading, said the center’s rabbi...
      Chabad of Bay Ridge–Brooklyn, NY
Photos: "A Magical Purim Celebration" In East Hampton
East Hampton, NY Patch,Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Guests were all smiles as Chabad of East Hampton hosted "A Magical Purim Celebration" at Chabad House Saturday night on Woods Lane. As is traditional for Purim, everyone dressed up in silly costumes and enjoyed fun and laughs...
      Chabad of the Hamptons–East Hampton, NY
Community Leaders Voice Concerns Regarding Bomb Threats
Sun Sentinel Jewish Journal - FL,Monday, March 13, 2017
...Jewish community leaders at the meeting included Broward and Miami-Dade County rabbis representing all branches of Judaism, including Rabbis Jonathan Berkun, Aventura-Turnberry Jewish Center (Conservative), Rabbi Andrew Jacobs, Ramat Shalom Synagogue (Reconsturctionist), Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, Temple Solel (Reform) and Rabbi Aryeh Schwartz, Chabad of Southwest Broward (Orthodox), among other rabbis...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Broward–Cooper City, FL
Purim Scavenger Hunt Benefits Hungry Families
Sun Sentinel Jewish Journal - FL,Monday, March 13, 2017
...Galite Zohar of Miami, who participated in the South Dade event with her four children and other families of her congregation, Chabad of Kendall and Pinecrest, said, "At some point, our family needed the help of JCS as we did use the Food Bank and my children and I were able to eat because of this service, so this is our way to give back to the community."...
      Chabad Center of Kendall & Pinecrest–Miami, FL
Jewish Children Celebrate Festival of Purim in Style
Click Lancashire - MA,Monday, March 13, 2017
...More than 200 people showed up to the event in costume. Dozens of Jewish residents from western MA gathered at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy Sunday night to celebrate Purim. The LYA held a Russian Purim Feast in honor of the holiday on Sunday night.
      Lubavitch Yeshiva Academy–Longmeadow, MA
Purim: A Time for Pure Joy
S. Clarita Valley Signal - CA,Sunday, March 12, 2017
...Hundreds of people gathered at Valencia Heritage Park on Sunday for a Purim carnival organized by three congregations in the community: Temple Beth Ami, Congregation Beth Shalom and Chabad of SCV. “Purim means a celebration of Jewish pride, a reminder that God is looking out for us,” said Rabbi Mendel Dinerman...
      Chabad of S. Clarita Valley–Newhall, CA
Jewish Congregation Celebrates Purim in a New York Style
Columbian - WA,Sunday, March 12, 2017
...The party planners gave the Chabad Center a New York City theme, and decorated all the tables with street signs from the Big Apple. The caterer provided a deli buffet with a New York feel — hot dogs and cold cuts — and the center brought in a busking duo to provide music. Weiss grew up celebrating Purim, she said. “As an adult, it just takes me back to my childhood, but I’ve always loved all the Jewish stories,” she said. “It’s just part of our tradition and our heritage, and it’s important to keep it going.” Stokey said she didn’t celebrate Purim as a kid, and she credited Chabad’s efforts to provide opportunities for Jewish people to get in touch with their traditions...
      Chabad Jewish Center of Clark County–Vancouver, WA
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