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Chabad-Lubavitch in the Media

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

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Feed Body and Soul at Detroit's Kosher Restaurant-Art Gallery Combo
Times of Israel,Monday, November 20, 2017
...The restaurant-studio combination is one-of-a-kind, according to Friendship Circle co-founder Levi Shemtov, who started the now-international program with his wife Bassie, who actively manages the day-to-day activities at the Farber Center. “These are ideas that were successfully tried in other places,” Levi Shemtov tells The Times of Israel via email. “We opted to try to enhance and perfect proven ideas. We believe that we are the first to bring together the cafe and studio concept. It is very helpful, as it brings the community to the studio, and that is exciting and helpful for the artists...
      Friendship Circle–West Bloomfield, MI
Uganda Is 100th Outpost for Chabad-Lubavitch
JTA,Monday, November 20, 2017
Uganda has become the 100th country to have a Chabad-Lubavitch outpost. Rabbi Moishe and Yocheved Raskin established the Chabad of Uganda in the capital city of Kampala in October, it was announced Sunday at the annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries in New York. The couple moved from Israel with their young son, Menachem Mendel...
Rabbis Ready for Their Close-Up - Photos
Boston Herald,Monday, November 20, 2017
...unaffiliated Jews and humanitarian aid. Chabad is a Hebrew acronym for the words “wisdom, understanding and knowledge.” Their philosophy emphasizes learning based on traditional texts and Jewish mysticism. Rabbi Chaim Wolosow of the Chabad Center of Sharon, Mass., makes the journey annually, he said, “to be with the community and to re-energize, to help spread the light and warmth throughout the world.”...
      Chabad Center of Sharon–Sharon, MA
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
A New Uganda Plan: Emissaries to Open First Chabad House in Kampala
Jerusalem Post,Monday, November 20, 2017
...The young couple, Moshe is 24 years old and Yocheved is 22, decided that Kampala “is our place, a city that still had no [center for] Judaism and we could build something in it.” A week and a half before Rosh Hashana they took a container and went to Uganda. “We also took a Sefer Torah and the four species for Sukkot, and we did the holidays there,” he says. “Now the usual system of the year begins, with Shabbos programs and routine. We are completely alone there – my wife, the child, me and God, and we built the house with our own hands.”...
4,500 Chabad Emissaries From Around the World Gather in New York
Arutz Sheva,Sunday, November 19, 2017
Thousands of emissaries from the Chabad-Lubavitch movement gathered in front of 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn on Sunday for the annual Chabad confab and group photograph, bringing together more than four-fifths of the movement’s 5,500 emissaries who engage in outreach in nearly 100 countries around the globe. Some 4,500 Chabad emissaries met in front of the movement’s headquarters, marking the 30th consecutive gathering. This year’s turnout showed a nearly 13% increase, from just under 4,000 in 2016...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Menorah-Lighting Ceremony Set for Dec. 14 in Queen Creek
Queen Creek Independent - AZ,Sunday, November 19, 2017
...People of all faiths are welcome to attend, Rabbi Shimi Ash, co-director of the Chabad Jewish Center of Gilbert, said during a phone interview. This is the second year the town will hold a public celebration of the religious holiday. Chabad Jewish Center of Gilbert donated the use of the outdoor menorah that is displayed near the town’s Christmas tree at the library. The 9-foot-tall, 10-foot-wide menorah is made of aluminum. It is one of two menorahs owned by the center, which serves Queen Creek, Gilbert and other nearby communities...
      Chabad of Gilbert Jewish Center–Gilbert, AZ
Eighth Annual Hanukkah Wonderland Celebration
Fairfield Daily Republic - CA,Saturday, November 18, 2017
Celebrate the eighth Annual Hanukkah Wonderland Celebration on Tuesday, December 19. Gather around our giant Jelly Belly jelly bean-filled Menorah. The ceremony will be followed by live entertainment, food and activities. For more information on this event, visit the Vacaville Chabad event page at www.jewishsolano.com...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Solano County–Vacaville, CA
Worcester Rabbi Joins World's Largest Rabbinic Meet
Worcester Telegram - MA,Saturday, November 18, 2017
...“My father, the late Rabbi Hershel Fogelman, was one of the first three of the 5,600 Chabad emissaries,” said Rabbi Mendel Fogelman of Central Mass. Chabad on Newton Avenue in Worcester. “He was sent to Worcester in the early ’40s.” The tradition, started by the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, dispatched thousands of shluchim (emissaries or agents) as part of a worldwide “Mitzvah Campaign” to help far-flung Jewish communities and bring Judaism to Jews with no or minimal Jewish engagement...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Central Massachusetts–Worcester, MA
      Chabad of Shrewsbury and UMASS Medical School–Worcester , MA
UBC Jewish Organizations Host Event in Response to Pro-Nazi Incidents
Ubyssey Online - University of British Columbia,Saturday, November 18, 2017
The Chabad Jewish Student Centre (CJSC) and Hillel BC collaboratively set up a “Mitzvah Marathon” booth in the Nest yesterday, as a response to recent pro-Nazi incidents on campus. On Remembrance Day, posters promoting Nazism were discovered on all entrances of the War Memorial Gym, site of UBC’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony. Only two days earlier, the words “Heil Hitler” and a swastika were found written on a chalkboard at the Forestry Sciences Centre...
      Chabad Jewish Student Centre - Vancouver–Vancouver, BC Canada
Chabad CTeen Members Befriend Pavilion Seniors
Heritage - Florida Jewish News,Friday, November 17, 2017
...Teens from three local Chabad centers (Chabad of North Orlando, Chabad of South Orlando, and Chabad of Greater Orlando) spent time with residents of Brookdale Island Lake senior living community, and got to know them better with a fun and informative question and answer session. CTeen youth helpers, 18-year-olds Mimi Muniz and Reba Waggoner, shared that it was interesting to see the resident's take on life, and learn about history, as well as experiences that they didn't get to see (but would have enjoyed)...
      Chabad of Greater Orlando–Maitland, FL
      Chabad of South Orlando–Orlando, FL
      Chabad-Lubavitch of North Orlando–Longwood, FL
At Mequon Jewish Preschool, There Are Alumni
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle,Friday, November 17, 2017
...“We want to see our graduates as leaders and people who can give back to the community,” said Rivkie Spalter, director of the school. “We teach our students to be responsible for each other, and for older kids to take care of younger children. There is also a strong sense of community at our preschool.” Owing to that strong sense of community, parents and faculty began to wonder: Why shouldn’t graduates continue to mentor and help the children at Mequon Jewish Preschool? Well, why not? And that’s how the Alumni Program was born. Seven years later, the program is going strong...
      The Peltz Center for Jewish Life–Mequon, WI
Bethany Menorah To Be Lit For Chanukah
Bethwood, CT Patch,Thursday, November 16, 2017
Once again, Bethany Town Hall will be illuminated with a 9-foot Menorah that will be on display at 40 Peck Road, and the town's Jewish community will gather in front of Town Hall for a Grand Menorah Lighting and Celebration on Tuesday, December 12th at 5:00 PM. "Last year we were overwhelmed by the sheer size of the crowd," says Rabbi Shmuly Druk who hosted over 60 participants at Town Hall last December, "and this year we are gearing up for an even larger celebration!"...
      Chabad of Bethany–Woodbridge, CT
Craft a Menorah with Chabad
Litchfield County Times - CT,Thursday, November 16, 2017
Chabad of Northwest CT will be partnering with Home Depot to offer a pre- Hanukkah Menorah Workshop at three locations: New Milford Home Depot — Sunday, Dec. 3, 1 p.m.; New Hartford/Torrington Home Depot — Thursday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m., and Waterbury Home Depot — Sunday, Dec. 10, at 10:00 a.m. Participants will receive a workers hat and then craft their own unique menorah from wood and a host of other supplies available at The Home Depot. There will be opportunity to meet “Judah Macabee,” Chanukah Donuts and a host of other surprises. Parents accompany their children and there is no charge for attending...
      Chabad Lubavitch Northwest Connecticut–Litchfield, CT
Rabbis’ Dinner Has Outgrown New York City Venues
Wall Street Journal,Thursday, November 16, 2017
... It had previously been held in different New York City locations, from an armory to a hotel. Such spaces can no longer accommodate all the rabbis in a single room, which Chabad felt was essential. “We really wanted to get everyone together in one large spot,” said Rabbi Motti Seligson, a Chabad spokesman...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Meet Zalman Ives, the New Rabbi at Syracuse University's Chabad House
Daily Orange - Syracuse University, NY,Monday, November 13, 2017
The Chabad House at Syracuse University has hired Zalman Ives as its new associate rabbi and program director. His sole focus will be on supporting Jewish undergraduate students. Ives said he developed his passion for Judaism through his upbringing. Both of Ives’ parents joined the Chabad movement before they met. Growing up in London, Ives only attended Jewish private schools, where he learned the foundations of the Jewish faith. “It’s not just dry context,” Ives said. “The Torah provides me with a more meaningful life.”...
Moldovan Prime Minister Visits the Western Wall
Arutz Sheva,Monday, November 13, 2017
...At the Western Wall, Filip met with Rabbi Menachem Mendel Zalmanov, the grandson of the Chabad emissary and Chief Rabbi of Moldova, Rabbi Zalman Hacohen Abelski. The two held a detailed conversation about the Jewish community and the Chief Rabbinate of Moldova. The prime minister was very moved during his visit as he recited a prayer in front of the Western Wall. He then placed a note between its stones...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Moldova–Kishinev, Moldova
United in Radlett as Lubavitch Centre Launches
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Monday, November 13, 2017
...Rabbi Sendy Dubrawsky, who heads the centre, thanked the many people who had helped to make it a reality and said it would “enhance the community of Radlett and beyond”. Radlett United officer Dr David Glover wished Rabbi Dubrawsky and his wife Rochel "all the success in the world, I am sure we will form a great partnership to build Radlett into a great centre of Yiddishkeit.”
      Lubavitch of Edgware–Edgware, Middx England
      Lubavitch of Radlett–Radlett, Hertfordshire England
90-Year-Old Circumcised in Ukraine
Arutz Sheva,Sunday, November 12, 2017
Boris Neshderman, a 90-year-old Jew, was circumcised at the Menorah clinic in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. The veteran rabbi of the city and Chabad emissary, Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetsky, told Arutz Sheva that the man is in good condition and is recovering from the operation. The brit milah was carried out by the chief mohel of Ukraine, Rabbi Yaacov Gaissinovitch...
      Chabad of Dnepropetrovsk–Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
An Unlikely Friendship: The Rabbi Among the Mormons
Jerusalem Post,Saturday, November 11, 2017
...“For the Jewish ones, in my mind, it became sink or swim. So I started a separate endeavor called Chabad of Utah Project Heart, which at the time provided Hebrew education for at-risk teens. It’s not my program, but we supply Jewish support to the various treatment programs in existence.” Zippel recently came to Israel with a delegation from Utah of about 50 people, led by Governor Gary Herbert. During the trip, Zippel spoke about his work with Project Heart, hoping to educate an Israeli audience on the issue. Every year, out of the hundreds of Jewish youth who find themselves in Utah treatment centers, a small percentage are Israeli...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Utah–Salt Lake City, UT
35,000 Jews Spend Shabbat in Hevron
Arutz Sheva,Saturday, November 11, 2017
...Chabad of Hevron's Rabbi Danny Cohen said, "Chabad has always seen great importance in standing with the Jewish Community of Hevron. We are very happy to be holding the largest Shabbat meal in the world beside Me'arat Hamachpela, together with the thousands of Jews visiting Hevron for Shabbat." In recent days, the Jewish Community of Hevron began "Operation Machpela," to advance the rebuilding of Hevron's Jewish neighborhoods...
      Chabad of Hebron–Hebron, Israel
Chabad Rabbis Get Back One Book From Disputed Schneerson Collection Held by Russia
JTA,Friday, November 10, 2017
Rabbis of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement were able to obtain in Israel a book belonging to the Schneerson collection that they are fighting to get back from Russia. The volume was discovered recently at the Kedem Auction House in Israel and returned to the Chabad rabbis in the United States, according to a statement Thursday from the office of Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who celebrated the book’s return with the rabbis...
      Library of Agudas Chasidei Chabad–Brooklyn, NY
New Tech Lab Modernizes Illini Chabad
Daily Illini - University of Illinois,Thursday, November 9, 2017
...There are three purposes to the tech lab. The lab is meant to encourage students to collaborate with each other, serve as a workspace, and provide career assistance. The tech lab will host one guest speaker a month to discuss entrepreneurship, leadership, resume building and job searching. Starting next semester, the tech lab will launch Inova8, an internship program. “It’s exciting on all three parts: the collaborative workspace, the social part and the Inova8 internship part,” Tiechtel said...
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
Volume of Gemara Belonging to 4th Lubavitcher Rebbe Given to Chabad
Hamodia,Thursday, November 9, 2017
...In a conversation with Hamodia, Rabbi Chaim Cunin cited a letter written in the 1930s by the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, Harav Yosef Yitzchak, to his son-in-law, the future Lubavitcher Rebbe, Harav Menachem Mendel: “The Previous Rebbe writes in this letter in reference to the sefarim being held in Russia, that the sefarim that tzaddikim learned in contain their neshamos, and therefore when such a sefer is held captive, the neshamah is held captive, and retrieving these sefarim is thus a case of pidyon shevuyim.”...
      Chabad West Coast Headquarters–Los Angeles, CA
      Library of Agudas Chasidei Chabad–Brooklyn, NY
Scottish Jews Have Their Own Official Tartan
Atlas Obscura,Wednesday, November 8, 2017
...Jacobs chose to build and register a design, later dubbed the “Kosher Tartan,” with the Scottish Tartan Authority. He says, “This was an idea that people could both wear with pride of [being] Jewish and their Scottish heritage combined together.” Various aspects of this design harken to Jewish faith. It contains three vertical lines and seven horizontal ones; both numbers are sacred, three representing unity and seven, arguably the holiest number in Jewish numerology, symbolizing completion...
      Lubavitch of Scotland–Glasgow, Scotland
Pick up Original Holiday Gifts Crafted by Unique Artists
Detroit Jewish News - MI,Wednesday, November 8, 2017
There’s a little-known gem brimming with goodness — good shopping, good deeds and good vibes — tucked away in West Bloomfield. The Dresner Foundation Soul Studio at the Farber Soul Center is an extension of Friendship Circle’s mission of inclusion of those in the community with special needs. The art studio provides a platform and outlet for adults with special needs to uncover their artistic talents and hone their creative skills. Painting, ceramics, weaving, sculpture, photography and more are introduced to the artists...
      Friendship Circle–West Bloomfield, MI
2 U of Illinois Students Charged With Vandalizing Campus Chabad Menorah
JTA,Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Two University of Illinois students will be charged with a felony for vandalizing the menorah in front of the Urbana-Champaign school’s Chabad Center for Jewish Life. Jacob Bassler and Nicholas Gustafson, both 18, turned themselves in to university police, the local Fox News affiliate reported. Security cameras caught two people pushing a shopping cart walking by the Chabad center on the southern Illinois campus on Oct. 28 trying to move the entire 9-foot menorah, then breaking off a branch and walking off with it...
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
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