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New Generations Learn About Rosh Hashanah, the Celebration of Jewish New Year
El Paso Times - TX,Monday, September 18, 2017
...Rabbi Yisrael Greenberg of Chabad Lubavitch at 6615 Westwind Drive recently showed his grandson, Menachem Greenberg, 3, how to use the shofar. The shofar is a ram’s horn trumpet used in religious ceremonies.
      Chabad Lubavitch–El Paso, TX
Friendship Circle: Accept Who We Are
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Sunday, September 17, 2017
...The special needs community has for too long been marginalized in the greater Jewish community. Friendship Circle’s mission is to showcase the beauty of every soul. We know that we do not all speak the same language, but we all feel and need the same love. At Friendship Circle, the 150 volunteers are taught to genuinely accept their special friends for who they are. Through education workshops, friendship pairings and inclusion, the volunteers and the 80 individuals with special needs get a chance to celebrate diversity and value differences...
      Friendship Circle of Atlanta–Chamblee, GA
Hurricane Irma: Chabad Naples Volunteers Help With Storm Cleanup
Naples Daily News - FL,Sunday, September 17, 2017
...More than 100 people filled the entrance of Chabad Naples on Sunday. Groups from Miami and Tampa Bay took the two-hour ride to Collier County, ready to take on any mission given by Rabbi Fishel Zaklos. “We had about 30 requests for help,” he said. “Many are from older or disabled residents.”...
      Chabad of Naples–Naples, FL
Binghamton University's Chabad Inducts New "Legacy" Torah
WICZ-TV - Binghamton, NY,Sunday, September 17, 2017
Binghamton University's Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life inducted a special "Legacy" Torah on Sunday morning. More than 200 students and community members gathered on campus to parade Judaism's most sacred book before dancing and reading from it at the Chabad Center on Murray Hill Road. "It will sit here with our other three Torahs, but this one is a little more special because it's really connected with students who went here," said Mariah Stein, Chabad President...
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
Chabad Celebrates Binghamton Legacy Torah With Parade
Pipe Dream - Binghamton University, NY,Sunday, September 17, 2017
The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life celebrated the induction of a new Torah scroll with a welcoming celebration and parade from University Union to the Chabad House on Sunday afternoon. Dubbed the “Binghamton Legacy Torah,” it will serve as the centerpiece of Jewish life at Binghamton University. The Legacy Torah marks the development of Chabad from a small group of a dozen or so students to an organization that represents a significant portion of the Jewish student population at BU. Steven Levy, ‘85, came back to witness the event and see for himself the growth of Chabad...
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
North Broward Jewish Institutions Reach out With Relief After Irma
Jewish Journal/Sun Sentinel - FL,Friday, September 15, 2017
...Goldblatt said his children learned first-hand what it means to give up their own time and give to others through this outreach. "They found it was very rewarding. They saw the smiles on people's faces as they handed over the food so it meant a lot to them. Once we came back that night, I asked the kids at the dinner table what memories stood out the most to them by giving out the food, and they said that one lady broke out in a little dance once we brought the food to her." This outreach was also part of the synagogue's participation in Chabad Lubavitch of Florida's hurricane relief efforts...
      Chabad of Deerfield Beach–Deerfield Beach, FL
      Chabad of North Broward Beaches–Lighthouse Point, FL
Jewish Children Make Traditional Musical Horns for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
Ithaca Journal - NY,Friday, September 15, 2017
...“It’s a sacred exercise for Jews,” said Rabbi Dovid Birk, program director at Chabad Cornell, who led the workshop. “There’s something in the process of hearing the sound of the shofar that inspires us on this day and moves us to repentance.” Birk, who has led shofar workshops at Cornell, drilled holes in the rams’ horns before the students sanded and polished them. He said the rams’ horns were purchased from a Texas farmer...
      Roitman Chabad Center at Cornell University–Ithaca, NY
Chabad to Open First Jewish Center in Gainesville
Inside NoVA - North VA,Friday, September 15, 2017
...The rabbi and his wife will join an already existing team of six Northern Virginia Chabad rabbis to establish the newest center in the state. The new Chabad center will be an all-inclusive Jewish home, serving the Jewish needs of the greater Gainesville area. Holiday services, Hebrew school, Shabbat dinners and community events will all run from the new location, which is set to open in time for the upcoming Jewish High Holidays. “Gainesville is a young and growing area,” Perlstein said. “We look forward to having a part in building a special community here.”...
      Chabad of Greater Gainesville & Manassas–Gainesville, VA
Chabad Offers High Holidays Services for Jews of All Backgrounds
Walton Sun - FL,Friday, September 15, 2017
...Chabad of the Emerald Coast, the local branch of the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world, has presented its own High Holiday services option, providing free Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in a warm and inclusive setting. Chabad’s services are “user-friendly,” making it enjoyable and meaningful for both the beginner and the advanced. Song, commentary and the use of English-Hebrew prayerbooks, enable those of all levels to become active participants in the services. “According to Jewish tradition, on the Jewish New Year, the doors of Heaven are open. G-d accepts prayers from everyone,” said Chabad Rabbi, Rabbi Tenenboim, who is hosting free services in Destin...
      Chabad of the Emerald Coast–Destin, FL
Interactive Shofar Factory Comes to Chabad of Riverdale
Jewish Link - NY,Thursday, September 14, 2017
In preparation for the Jewish New Year, children and their families will craft their very own ram’s horn instrument, known as a “shofar” in Hebrew, at Chabad-Lubavitch of Riverdale’s “Shofar Factory.” The children—with appropriate adult supervision—will help to cure, measure, saw, drill and polish a real ram’s horn to transform it into a working shofar instrument. When the horns are complete, participants will learn how to perform the traditional sequence of notes sounded on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale–Riverdale, NY
Irma Damage in Virgin Islands a 'Humanitarian Crisis': Survivor
New York Post,Thursday, September 14, 2017
...Asher Federman — who moved with his family to Estate Nazareth from Crown Heights in 2005 — heads the Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center of the Virgin Islands and has been working on recovery efforts since Irma struck on Sept. 6. “The damage here is unprecedented,” he told The Post. “This is literally a humanitarian crisis here in the United States.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch of the Virgin Islands–St. Thomas, VI
Bethlehem Chabad Next Chapter for Adams House
Albany Times Union - NY,Thursday, September 14, 2017
...A year ago, the Bethlehem Chabad bought it and began restoring the interior to match Adams' splendid vision. "There were cubicles inside everywhere when we bought it, which was not in the spirit of Adams," said Chanie Simon, the Chabad co-director with her husband, Rabbi Zalman Simon. "We had a ribbon-cutting last week to celebrate the completion of the renovation. It is a beautiful home for us and our friends."...
      Bethlehem Chabad–Delmar, NY
An Unstoppable Force, Chabad Grows by 3 in East Bay
Jweekly - CA,Thursday, September 14, 2017
...As the newest arrivals, the Shmotkins, who have two children, are just getting started. Although they don’t have much furniture yet, their rented apartment does have a dining room table that they’ve already used for hosting Shabbat. Both Meir, 28, and Mushki Smotkin, 24, come from shluchim families, so settling in a new place and carrying on the Chabad work of outreach is something that they’re thrilled to be doing...
      Chabad Jewish Center Berkeley–Berkeley, CA
      Chabad of El Cerrito–El Cerrito, CA
      Chabad of Alameda–Alameda, CA
Chabad at the Beaches to Hold Rosh Hashana Dinner and Services Sept. 20
Ponte Vedra Recorder - FL,Thursday, September 14, 2017
...According to Executive Director Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky, the High Holiday services will be “warm, friendly and traditional.” Organizers say the past year’s services were a success, with large crowds in attendance. "According to tradition, at the New Year the doors of heaven are open; G-d accepts all prayers, from every person," explains the Rabbi. "It is in this spirit that we open our services to the entire community."...
      Chabad at the Beaches–Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Chabad Kosher Hot Spot — Goodness, Kindness & Food
Jamaica Observer,Thursday, September 14, 2017
...“We are looking to get the jerk falafel into the Jamaican culture. It's just unbelievable and it has a nice crunch to it. We also do amazing home-made fries, they are never frozen, and we add basil and parsley for added taste,” Raskin continued. “Our fruits and vegetables are grown right here in Jamaica in order to support local farmers. We decided to go vegetarian because of the size of the area. In order to maintain a kosher kitchen we would have to choose between meat and dairy, so we decided to go neutral,” Raskin explained...
      Chabad of Jamaica–Montego Bay, S. James Jamaica
Making Lemonade Out of Lemons — Er, Etrogs
Jewish Exponent - PA,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
...Lubavitch of Bucks County, for instance, sells a lulav and etrog set for $50, or for $80 if you want a Calabria etrog. Rabbi Aryeh Weinstein noted it’s still “up in the air” as far as the quality and amount they will be able to get. One of his suppliers is a rabbi raised in Italy who lives in America but returns to his native country each year to visit the etrog fields. “He does have access to an etrog field and will be able to get us some. I’m not sure what that’s going to cost us yet. He didn’t tell me anything about pricing, but he did tell me he’s going to try and reserve a few,” Weinstein said...
      Lubavitch of Bucks County–Newtown, PA
Florida Evacuees Weather Irma in Atlanta
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
...Volunteers were working around the clock until Shabbat on Sept. 8 to provide families with meals and rearrange the Chabad of Atlanta synagogue for additional seating. Since the storm, operations have become increasingly difficult...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Georgia–Atlanta, GA
      Chabad Israeli Center –Atlanta, GA
S. Louisans Pitch in to Help With Hurricane Relief Efforts
S. Louis Jewish Light - MO,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
...In addition to Williams, Rabbi Avi Rubenfeld of Chabad of Chesterfield also traveled to Texas to volunteer, but many more people from the St. Louis Jewish community have participated in local donation efforts...
      Chabad of Chesterfield–Chesterfield, MO
Milwaukee Bakery Employs People With Special Needs
WTMJ-TV - Milwaukee, WI,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
...Sol Weingrod's mother told TODAY'S TMJ4 her son had a difficult time finding work because he has special needs. When the director of the Friendship Circle of Wisconsin heard his story, he knew the organization had to do something. That is how the Friendship Bakery was born. Six people with special needs have been employed in the program since it officially took off in July. "It's kind of a comfort knowing that they're going to eat it and you're making it for people," said Weingrod...
      Friendship Circle–Glendale, WI
Schools Make Rosh Hashanah Fun for Kids
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - AZ,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
...This special relationship between youth and the shofar is one of the reasons Chabad of Arizona holds its annual Shofar Factory event. “It’s a hands-on workshop,” said Mussie Levertov, director of the Aleph Bet Preschool and Kindergarten at Chabad of Arizona. “The beginning part is a presentation where we go over where a kosher shofar comes from, what are the requirements for a kosher shofar and how it’s made. Then the participants get to actually make their own shofar. We have the horn for them. They get to saw it and drill it and then sand and shellac it.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Arizona–Phoenix, AZ
Out-Of-Town ASU Students Have Place to Call Home During the High Holidays
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - AZ,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
...“I am so grateful to have Chabad at ASU, where I am able to sleep at Chabad and fully observe the holiday,” said ASU student Nicole Paul. “It’s truly my home away from home.”...
      Chabad at Arizona State University–Tempe, AZ
Chabad Intown: This Is the Year
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
... But how many keep the impassioned resolutions made at the year’s start? Don’t fear; you are in good company. In fact the Torah alludes to this (according to one commentator) in the following verse: “The eyes of G-d are upon the land from the beginning of the year until the end of year.” The obvious grammatical issue with this verse is that the second “the” is missing. It should read “until the end of the year.”...
      Chabad Intown–Atlanta, GA
Chabad at Georgia Tech & Georgia State: 3 Stories to Inspire a Sweet Year
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
...The rebbe chopped wood for a fire, prepared a soup and carefully fed the mother. After she and her baby were taken care of, he turned to leave, returning to a confused and waiting congregation. Rabbi Shneur Zalman donned his tallit and began Kol Nidrei. With tears, this story was shared by my Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of Chabad. “Never think it below your dignity to help a fellow. With love and care, tend to others before yourself.”...
      Rohr Chabad House at Georgia Tech and Georgia State–Atlanta, GA
Chabad of Peachtree City: Spreading the Goodness of the Good Year
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
...The dilemma: How does one turn this inspiration into a tangible, ongoing commitment? Even those more observant people whose connection is stronger struggle with carrying the inspiration from the High Holidays through the coming year. The key, then, is to examine the real goodness in the term shana tova, the good year. One may experience goodness in several ways: good news, good mood, good weather. One can point to good deeds as well. The ultimate goodness is that which is shared with others...
      Chabad of Peachtree City–Tyrone, GA
Chabad Spreading Its Wings in Capital
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chabad Lubavitch UK has significantly expanded its outreach in London, opening four new branches over the past year in different parts of the capital. Rabbi Moshe and Gitty Adler have set up shop on the South Bank, within a stone’s throw of Battersea Power Station. “People we meet tell us that their involvement in Judaism suffers as there is no local synagogue or services to attend,” they said...
      Chabad on the South Bank–London, England
      Chabad of Crouch End–London, England
      Chabad of Notting Hill–London, England
Gearing Up for Rosh Hashanah: The Jewish New Year
WVNY/WFFF - Colchester, VT,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
It’s time again to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Program director at Chabad of Vermont, Draizy Junik, visited Local 44 Morning Brew to explain how to celebrate the traditional Jewish way. For most holiday, the Jewish celebrate with a bread called challah. Challah is made special on Rosh Hashanah, to symbolize the celebration of the cycle of life. It’s made in a circular formation...
      Chabad of Vermont–Burlington, VT
Chabad of Greenwich Announces High Holiday Services
Greenwich Post - CT,Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The Rabbis, staff and other leadership at Chabad of Greenwich have announced its synagogue’s doors are open to the public for free seating at the annual High Holiday Services at Carmel Academy, at 270 Lake Avenue in Greenwich. This year’s High Holidays will see an expansion in programming for adults and children of all ages. Tickets, reservations and donations are not necessary to attend, but participation in the Membership Drive is appreciated to sustain the Synagogue...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich–Greenwich, CT
Reaching Out to Houston
NJJN,Tuesday, September 12, 2017
...Local organizations including the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Service, and all of the city’s synagogues and day schools — many of the institutions suffered major water damage — reached out to the wider community, offering flood supplies, emotional support, and free food. Emissaries of the Chabad-Lubavitch chasidic movement, traditionally on the frontlines of disaster response, arranged for kosher meals...
      Chabad at Texas Medical Center–Houston, TX
Bais Chabad/Yad Ezra Team to Send a Supply-Laden Truck to Houston's Jews
Detroit Jewish News - MI,Tuesday, September 12, 2017
...Volunteers Shua Sperka, 25, and Shea Margolis, 23, both of Oak Park, left Yad Ezra around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3. They drove the truck to a warehouse in Missouri City, just outside of Houston. The trip took them about 24 hours, with only a few stops. “Starting about 150 miles outside of Houston, the roads were pretty rough,” Sperka says. “There was debris and dirt from the flooding and mud everywhere.” The warehouse was well organized by Chabad of Houston. As soon as the truck arrived, volunteers unpacked it quickly. Other donations already filled the space, waiting to be sorted and taken to distribution centers...
      Chabad Torah Center of West Bloomfield–West Bloomfield, MI
      Chabad Outreach of Houston–Houston, TX
      Chabad Lubavitch Center Regional Hdqts.–Houston, TX
Young Couples Bring Second-Generation Boom to Bais Chabad
Detroit Jewish News - MI,Tuesday, September 12, 2017
...The population grew so that by 1998 the building underwent an expansion. But in the ensuing years, as the children of the first generation left to attend college and begin careers, there were worries about how to attract new congregants. Seven years ago, the Torah Center got the youthful shot in the arm it needed with the arrival of Rabbi Shneur and Zeesy Silberberg (she is 32). They work tirelessly to connect with and inspire young people in the area. As outreach and program directors, they have organized community-wide youth activities and programs, such as the annual Shofar Factory and Chanukah Wonderland...
      Chabad Torah Center of West Bloomfield–West Bloomfield, MI
September 17: Chabad SCV Dedicates New Torah for Jewish New Year
SCTV - S. Clarita, CA,Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Chabad of SCV congregation will gather to complete a new Torah in a special celebration at the synagogue on Sunday, September 17. Commissioned by three sisters in memory of their parents, Chabad’s new Seldon and Eva Mars Torah is the first created specifically by and for the SCV Jewish community, and not a hand-me-down from another temple, said Chabad of SCV Rabbi Choni Marozov. The congregation will also dedicate the new Torah just in time for the high holy day of Rosh Hashona and the beginning of the Jewish New Year at sunset on Wednesday, September 20...
      Chabad of S. Clarita Valley–Newhall, CA
South Florida Volunteers Help The Elderly After Hurricane Irma
NBC 6 - South FL,Tuesday, September 12, 2017
...On Wednesday, members of the Young Israel Chabad in Century Village distributed food and ice to 500 elderly residents. "We're alone. We don't have a family here. This man God bless him has a wonderful family and now I have a family," said Ruth Attis. "Our faith is to help every single soul no matter what. We're all creations of God. And whether it be with food or drink or just a kind word," said Liba Andrusier of Young Israel Chabad...
      Chabad of Pembroke Pines–Pembroke Pines, FL
Jewish Naval Officer Shares Stories of Maintaining Her Faith in Iraq, Afghanistan
Naperville Sun - IL,Tuesday, September 12, 2017
...Whether she was in a combat zone or a peacetime location Lans wanted to create connections with others, particularly people of her own faith, be they reformed, orthodox or secular. During a talk before a crowd of about 40 people at the Chabad of Naperville on Sunday, Lans, now retired from the Navy, stressed the importance of building relationships...
      Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville–Naperville, IL
First Jewish Center to Open in Gainesville
Fauquier Times - VA,Monday, September 11, 2017
The Jewish community in Gainesville will soon have a place of their own. Rabbi Shmuly Perlstein and his wife, Goldie Perlstein, have announced their plans to move to Gainesville to open the first Jewish Community Center in the area, Chabad Gainesville. “We’ve been visiting the greater Gainesville area over the last year, and we’ve met with a number of Jewish families in the area,” the rabbi said in a news release. “The community asked if we could move down to establish a Chabad center. We decided to accept the challenge.”...
      Chabad of Greater Gainesville & Manassas–Gainesville, VA
Hungry? Jewish Center Offers All Barbecue Tonight
Florida Today,Monday, September 11, 2017
Following the longstanding Florida tradition of having a post-hurricane barbecue, the Chabad of the Space and Treasure Coasts is grilling up chicken and hot dogs tonight for anyone – including first responders assisting with community recovery efforts - who might be in need of a good meal. “This is open to anybody who would like something to eat, there are no walls here,” said Rabbi Zvi Konikov, who leads services at the Satellite Beach synagogue...
      Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts–Satellite Beach, FL
Students Remember 9/11 on Campus
WAND - Urbana, IL,Monday, September 11, 2017
...The Illini Chabad Jewish Student Center encourages students to pledge to do something good. "The Chabad philosophy is that even a little light can dispel a lot of darkness," Rabbi Mordy Kurtz says. He says it's the little things on days like today that mean so much. "Just by pledging a small, small deed - calling your mom, doing better in your classes, helping somebody that i don't like - it may seem insignificant but its really, changing the world starts with changing yourself," Kurtz says.
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
Hurricane Irma Tears Through Florida: Here's How to Help
Jewish Journal - CA,Monday, September 11, 2017
...Rabbi Levik Dubov of Chabad of O’Town in downtown Orlando spoke with the Journal Sept. 11 as family and friends cooked a meal on a portable stove in his home. Without power, they had to use up as much perishable food as they could before it spoiled. Dubov said he had spent the morning checking in on friends and community members to make sure they were safe. Across the state, Chabad houses have become de facto storm relief centers...
      Chabad of Downtown Orlando–Orlando, FL
Chabad of Tri-Valley Buys Masonic Lodge on Hopyard Road
Pleasanton Weekly - CA,Monday, September 11, 2017
The Chabad of the Tri-Valley completed its $2.5 million purchase of the former Pleasanton Masonic Lodge on Hopyard Road last week, giving the Jewish organization its first dedicated, permanent home in Pleasanton since beginning services in the founders' living room more than a decade ago. Long-range plans call for the new Chabad Center for Jewish Life to serve as an educational, cultural, and religious center for Jewish residents in the Tri-Valley. But in the short-term, closing the transaction last Thursday puts the Chabad on track to open its doors on Hopyard in time for Jewish New Year services...
      Chabad of the Tri - Valley–Pleasanton, CA
After Irma, Synagogue Brings Meals to Elderly at Century Village
Sun Sentinel - FL,Monday, September 11, 2017
...After Hurricane Irma blew through, Marlene Rosenthal, 85, was planning on a dinner of canned tuna Monday night. Then a local Orthodox Jewish synagogue reached out to the seniors at Century Village. They came bearing Gatorade, salad, chicken, shredded carrots and mashed potatoes. Rabbi Yossi Goldblatt of Chabad of Deerfield Beach said he feared the seniors wouldn’t have stocked up knowing the food could go bad. He said they would have limited means to get food afterward. “Your heart goes out to these people,” he said...
      Chabad of Deerfield Beach–Deerfield Beach, FL
Kosher Kingdom Supermarket To Give Tons Of Food To Those Without Power
Yeshiva World News,Monday, September 11, 2017
... In one incredible act of Chesed, the Kosher Kingdom Supermarket in Aventura partnered up with Rabbi Laivi Forta who is the Director of Chabad of Aventura and will be giving away all their perishable items free of charge on Monday afternoon. In the attached video, Rabbi Forta says that Mr. Mike Einhorn who is the owner of the supermarket coordinated with Chabad of Aventura to get into his store and take shelves and shelves of food to be distributed. Tons of food – from main dishes to salads – will be given away this afternoon...
      Aventura Chabad –Aventura, FL
Jews Hunker Down As Irma Rips Swath Across Florida
Forward,Monday, September 11, 2017
...In the Miami area, home to one of the United States’ largest Jewish populations, water began flooding the streets in the morning. By noon, the Shul of Downton Miami, affiliated with the Chabad movement, was “already under water,” the Chabad-tied news website COLLive reported. The leader of that synagogue, Rabbi Chaim Lipsker, told Newsweek before the storm that about half his congregation had evacuated the area, but he and his family would not be doing so...
      The Shul of Downtown–Miami, FL
Horrific Destruction in S. Thomas: 400 Jewish Refugees in Dire Need; YWN Speaks With Chabad Shliach
Yeshiva World News,Monday, September 11, 2017
...There were some 400 Jewish residents on St. Thomas who had remained and did not evacuate prior to the storm. There was one Chabad shliach, Rabbi & Mrs. Asher and Henya Federman who with their family of some nine children remained. They remained to cater to the spiritual needs of the Jewish residents. And he and his family need our help. This is a time when all yidden must gather together in achdus – whether Litvak or Lubavitch to help those in need...
      Chabad Lubavitch of the Virgin Islands–St. Thomas, VI
Hurricane Irma: Jewish Community Opens Doors as Florida Battered by Storm
Jewish News - UK,Monday, September 11, 2017
...The Chabad Israeli Center in Atlanta also said it had had “hundreds” of enquiries within two days, as authorities at first advised residents evacuate, then issued mandatory orders for them to do so, with six million people leaving their homes. Irma weakened by the time it hit Florida, by which point it had left a trail of destruction in the Caribbean, with one Jewish family on the island of Saint Martin taking shelter in a mikveh (a bath used for ritual immersion)...
      Chabad Israeli Center –Atlanta, GA
      Chabad-Lubavitch of S. Maarten/Martin–St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Herzliya Municipality Cancels Fine Against Chabad ‘Tefillin Station’
Hamodia,Sunday, September 10, 2017
The Herzliya Municipality has canceled a fine it levied against a Chabad shaliach issued when two city officials “caught” him offering passersby the chance to put on tefillin. In a letter to MK Rabbi Michael Malchieli (Shas), Herzliya Mayor Moshe Fedlon said he had “nothing against” Chabad or chareidi Jews in general, and that the city “will work with Chabad to set up official sites throughout the city where they can offer to help people put on tefillin without interfering with the daily lives of residents.”...
      Chabad of Herzliya –Herzliya, Israel
      Tzerei Agudat Chabad H.Q. Israel–Kfar Chabad, Israel
Florida Jews Who Decided Not to Flee Set to Face Hurricane Irma
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Sunday, September 10, 2017
...But many Jews appear to have ignored the warnings. Rabbi Chaim Lipskar, of the Chabad Downtown Centre in Miami, said around half of his community intended to remain and ride out the storm, which was due to make landfall on Sunday morning. He told Times of Israel: “It’s a little surreal. The streets are empty. Offices are closed. I’ve never seen a hurricane where they have prepared so much in advance.”...
      The Shul of Downtown–Miami, FL
Today's Special: UI's Allen Hall Gets Cafeteria With Kosher Meals
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - IL,Sunday, September 10, 2017
A University of Illinois residence hall now has a cafeteria that serves kosher meals. Rabbi Dovid Tiechtel, director of Illini Chabad, said that the cafeteria opened Aug. 29 on the lower level at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, U. "This is a major breakthrough for Jewish life on campus," Tiechtel said. "This is an issue students and parents have been asking me about since I first moved here in 2003. And it's happening."...
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
Chabad Emissaries in Caribbean 'Saved' by Riding out Hurricane Irma in Jewish Ritual Bath
Breitbart,Sunday, September 10, 2017
Chabad emissaries on the tiny Caribbean island of St. Martin, which was almost entirely destroyed by Hurricane Irma on Wednesday, say their lives were saved by hiding out in the mikvah, or Jewish ritual bath. “The winds were absolutely terrifying,” Rabbi Moishe Chanowitz told Chabad.org. “You could hear it; you feel the pressure in your ears. I thought the windows would explode at any moment.” “The moment we got our last child into the mikvah area,” the rabbi said, “the front door of the Chabad House flew clean off. It was terrifying.”...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of S. Maarten/Martin–St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Chabad Emissary Weathered Irma on S. Martin While Family Evacuated
Times of Israel,Sunday, September 10, 2017
...As he sought to find ways to evacuate his young kids – all are under the age of 8 – Chanowitz was aided by fellow Chabad emissaries at the organization’s New York headquarters and in nearby Puerto Rico...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch of Puerto Rico–Carolina, PR
      Chabad-Lubavitch of S. Maarten/Martin–St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
Sudbury: Chabad Center Celebrates New Building
Sudbury Town Crier - MA,Sunday, September 10, 2017
...Eleven years later, Freeman along with more than 150 people celebrated the opening of the Chabad Center’s building on Horse Pond Road after three years in the making. The renovations, which include a synagogue, kitchen and classrooms, started July 2016. The town issued a temporary building permit in April – just in time for the Passover Seder. The building needed to be reinforced and the inside is now handicap accessible...
      Chabad Center of Sudbury–Sudbury, MA
Family of Chabad Emissary on S. Martin Evacuated After Weathering Storm in Mikveh
JTA,Sunday, September 10, 2017
...Sara Chanowits and her five children left for Puerto Rico on a U.S. military transport on Friday, according to Chabad officials. Moishe Chanowits remained on the island to assist others. A group of Jewish tourists including medical students from the United States and Canada also were evacuated from the island...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of S. Maarten/Martin–St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
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