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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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Jewish Purim Celebration Spans World, Includes DUI Caution
Deseret News,Wednesday, March 04, 2015
...Approximately 100 young Jewish professionals in Hong Kong are expected to participate in a "Glow in the Dark" Purim party sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch, the orthodox Jewish organization. The group says its celebration in Taipei, Taiwan, will feature exotic birds...
      Chabad of Hong Kong–Hong Kong, China
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Purim Celebration is Wednesday in Vail
Vail Daily News - CO,Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Chabad of Vail is hosting “Purim in Times Square,” a New York City-themed Purim bash. Feast on a delicious New York deli dinner, masquerade in New York City costume, Big Apple-style crafts for the kids, dance to DJ Jeff, New York City L’chaim, Hamantaschen, Megillah and lots more city entertainment and fun for adults and children...
      Jewish Community Center - Chabad Vail–Vail, CO
Purim in Paris – A Painting Party
Boulder Jewish News,Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Are you looking for something original to do this Purim, that could be enjoyed by both adults as well as children? Welcome to Purim in Paris Painting Party. Also known as Paint and Sip. If you haven’t painted since elementary school, then that’s all the more reason to come and “brush” up on your artistic skills. (be assured, a gallery guide will walk you through the process to help you bring home a delightful piece of art). Kids will also love this this step by step painting party. Especially if they are painting alongside a parent!...
      Chabad of NW Metro Denver–Westminster, CO
Purim – An Ongoing Phenomenon
Boulder Jewish News,Tuesday, March 03, 2015
...There is another reason for masquerading, along the same lines. When one reads the story of Purim one does not see any direct miracles. In fact, in the whole Megillah (Story of Purim), G-d’s name is not mentioned even once. Yet, is only a masquerade, since the astounding chain of occurrences that lead to the salvation of the Jewish people are a clear indication of G-d’s orchestrating the Jewish people’s survival...
      Boulder County Center for Judaism–Boulder, CO
Purim Begins This Week
HamletHub,Tuesday, March 03, 2015
...Traditionally, Jews dress up in costume, "an allusion to G‑d's hand in the Purim miracle, which was disguised by natural events. Make sure your children masquerade as good, cheerful characters, such as Mordechai and Esther." (chabad.org)...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Jewish Community Makes Hamantaschen Cookies to Celebrate Purim Holiday
Wesleyan Connection,Tuesday, March 03, 2015
About 30 students gathered in Usdan 110 on March 2 to celebrate the coming of Purim by making hamantaschen. The triangular cookies are filled with a sweet filling, usually made of poppy seeds, and are traditionally eaten during the Purim holiday, which begins on the evening of March 4. Matt Renetzky ’18 and Rabbi Levi Schectman (pictured) organized the event through Chabad at Wesleyan along with help from Elli Scharlin ’18 and Aaron Josephs ’18.
      Chabad @ Wesleyan University–Middletown, CT
Peter Himmelman to Perform March 7 in Chicago Area
JUF,Monday, March 02, 2015
..."This made me very philosophical. I read a lot of Jerzy Kosinski books. We were playing in our band a lot and after [my dad] died, I moved out to New York and met this Chabad guy, Simon Jacobson," recalled Himmelman. He started attending lectures by Rabbi Jacobson and he also met the Lubavitcher Rebbe. What emerged from these experiences was not only a stronger connection to Judaism, such as keeping kosher and the Sabbath, but what can only be explained as a neder, a deep personal vow...
Ban Ki-moon Greets 1,500 Jewish Teens at Chabad CTeen Convention
Jewish Press,Monday, March 02, 2015
...Speaking exclusively with JewishPress.com amid the bedlam, Seddon added, “I like the international aspect of this group especially, and that it gives the teens something to believe in. “The Secretary-General sent warm greetings to these teens, he has a very strong concern about the events that are taking place. This is a such a special program in that it emphasizes that nothing is too big too tackle, and that anything can be overcome. That is so important.” No less important to the crowd, however, was a video of a young man that it seemed every one there knew. Suddenly, the halls were silent as the young man related how his year had gone...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Merkos Suite 302–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad Planning Massive Tefillin Campaign for Election Day
YWN,Sunday, March 01, 2015
While the nation prepares for elections for 20th Knesset, Tzieri Chabad in Eretz Yisrael is planning in a different sense, with a major nationwide tefillin campaign. “Chabad is going to the polls” the advertisements read, but they don’t mention a political party, but instead send a message to shluchim and chassidim nationwide, to use the voting day to put tefillin on men heading to election polls to vote...
      Tzerei Agudat Chabad H.Q. Israel–Kfar Chabad, Israel
Chabad Hassidim Reach Out to the Disabled
Jerusalem Post,Sunday, March 01, 2015
...In an email to The Jerusalem Post, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, chairman of Chabad’s educational and social services divisions, said that “the overriding Chabad philosophy is based on ahavat Yisrael, love of our fellow Jew,” and as such “we are all members of one family and are therefore concerned with their welfare in every aspect of their lives.” “The goal for our partnership with Chabad is to change the culture in one of the fastest-growing Jewish movements to embrace the full inclusion of people with disabilities in every corner of the movement,” explained Jay Ruderman, whose family foundation donated a million dollars and is partnering with Chabad to push this agenda...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Magic Show, Masquerade at ‘Purim in the Circus’
Simi Valley Acorn,Friday, February 27, 2015
Purim in the Circus will be presented on Thurs., March 5 at the Chabad Jewish Center, 4464 Alamo St., Simi Valley. A megillah reading will take place at 5:15 p.m., followed by a circus party at 5:45 p.m. The community is welcome...
      Chabad of Simi Valley–Simi Valley, CA
Chabad Celebrates Purim
Camarillo Acorn - CA,Friday, February 27, 2015
The Chabad Jewish Center of Ventura will host the following Purim celebrations on Wed. and Thurs., March 4 and 5 at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura. For more information or reservations, call (805) 658-7441. Purim Night Live on March 4 at 7 p.m. will feature the traditional reading of the Megillah (the Scroll of Esther) with groggers (noisemakers) and hamantaschen (pastries). Light refreshments will also be served...
      Chabad of Ventura - Jewish Community Center–Ventura, CA
Woman Inspired by Family's Shabbos Video to Address Chabad
Palm Beach Daily News,Friday, February 27, 2015
A Maryland woman watched a YouTube video of Mirel and Rivka Levitin and their mom, Hindel, preparing for Shabbos, the Jewish Sabbath, in Palm Beach — and took a path to became an observant Jew. The video, Is It Shabbos Yet? Chabad Palm Beach, which has received more than 271,950 views, shows the power of social media in religion... The woman learned to read Hebrew and attended her first seder. She also participated in retreats, a class, learned to speak and write Yiddish, and became part of her local Chabad house and women’s program. “She got closer to her roots and back to the Jewish people,” said Rabbi Zalman Levitin of Chabad of Northern Palm Beach Island. “It was nice to see that.”...
      Chabad of N Palm Beach Island–Palm Beach, FL
In Eastern Ukraine, a Unique Matzah Factory Puts Food on Jewish Tables
JTA,Friday, February 27, 2015
...Still, the workers are not complaining. They are happy to have a steady, dollar-adjusted income in a country whose currency is now worth a third of its February 2014 value... To Rabbi Meir Stambler, the owner of Tiferet Hamatzot, this means the bakery “not only puts matzah shmurah on Jewish tables, but also helps build bridges and do mitzvot with non-Jews.”...
      Chabad of Dnepropetrovsk–Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
Lenox: Chabad to Hold 'Wild West' Purim Festivities
Berkshire Eagle - MA,Friday, February 27, 2015
Chabad of the Berkshires will conduct community Purim festivities at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St. The theme is "Wild-West in the Berkshires." All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation. The event will feature a wild western dinner, Purim costume parade, music, and western-themed tricks...
      Chabad of Berkshire County–Pittsfield, MA
Purim Comes Alive at Interactive Festival
Agoura Hills Acorn,Thursday, February 26, 2015
Chabad of the Conejo will host Purim Live, an interactive Purim festival, at 6:30 p.m. Wed., March 4 at the Chabad Community Campus, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The festival will include a child and adult masquerade, an outdoor fire show, a barbecue dinner and Megillah (book of Esther) reading. In the new Journey Through Shushan event, participants will travel through ancient Shushan—the capital city of the Persian Empire—as well as meet the Purim characters and learn the story of Purim in an interactive live show...
      Chabad of the Conejo–Agoura Hills, CA
Fundraiser Features Raffle for Trip to Israel
Agoura Hills Acorn - CA,Thursday, February 26, 2015
Chabad of the Conejo will host AdarFest—an evening of comedy, entertainment, spirits and hors d’oeuvres to benefit the Chabad Food Bank—at 7 p.m. Sun., March 1 at the Agoura Hills Sheraton Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road. The event will feature renowned comedian Mark Schiff as well as the kosher comedy hypnotist show of Marc Bachrach...
      Chabad of the Conejo–Agoura Hills, CA
Celebrate Purim at Ventura’s Pierpont Inn
Thousand Oaks Acorn - CA,Thursday, February 26, 2015
...To celebrate Purim and show solidarity with Jewish citizens of France who are facing rising anti-Semitism, the Chabad will have a Purim Paris Banquet on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The Paris-themed event will take place at the Pierpont Inn’s Pavilion Banquet room...
      Chabad of Ventura - Jewish Community Center–Ventura, CA
Chabad of Hunterdon CTeen Group Makes Impact in Community
Hunterdon County Democrat,Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Teens from Chabad of Hunterdon County's CTeen, the local Jewish Teen Club, painted pottery bowls at Art Attack in Flemington on Feb. 22 for the Flemington Food Pantry's annual Empty Bowl fundraiser. "I am very excited for CTeen," said Kirsten Bashford from Milford. "Being one of the few Jewish kids at my school, I really look forward to CTeen events and getting to know other Jewish teens in my area."...
      Chabad of Hunterdon County–Clinton, NJ
Purim Festivities Abound
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Wednesday, February 25, 2015
...Another new initiative this year is Chabad of Fountain Hills’ “dry” Purim party, which will be alcohol free, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. Rabbi Mendy Lipskier, director of Chabad of Fountain Hills and founder of the Jewish Recovery Fellowship of Arizona, came up with the Purim party alternative. “There are many Jews in the Valley that will stay away from their community Purim celebrations this year, due to the fact that alcohol will be served at these events,” he said in a press release. “So this year, the Purim celebration in Fountain Hills will be accessible to all with a wonderful Purim feast absent of alcohol.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Fountain Hills–Fountain Hills, AZ
1,500 Jewish Teens from Around the World to Gather in Crown Heights, Times Square for Cteen Convention
Brooklyn Reader,Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Beginning Thursday, February 26, through Sunday, March 1, more than 1,500 Chabad teens and 100 Rabbis who operate teen programs around the world will gather in Crown Heights, Brooklyn for the annual CTeen International Convention. Founded in 2008, and funded and supported by Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of Chabad, the Cteen International network is the official teen organization of the Chabad movement, the fastest-growing Jewish teen organization group in the world, with more than 150 chapters in 120 cities internationally, engaging 10,000 teens weekly...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Merkos Suite 302–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad LES Temporarily Relocates to the Old Earnest Sewn Space on Orchard Street
Bowery Boogie,Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Prayer is now public on Orchard Street, bringing it all back home. Its a fairly common sight. Rabbi Stone walking Orchard Street in the hours of the Jewish Sabbath trying to attract men for a minyan, wearing the traditional shawl and black hat. “Are you Jewish, my friend” is his go-to pickup line. Stone is the head rabbi of the Chabad LES, which usually meets within the confines of the Blue Moon Hotel. Last week, however, the congregation relocated down the block for a change of scenery...
      Chabad of the Lower East Side–New York, NY
Bennett Explains his Fondness for Chabad
YWN,Monday, February 23, 2015
...When Naftali Bennett was 3 or 4, his father was sent as a shaliach of the Technion University to Montreal. The young child was sent to an area Jewish kindergarten which was operated by Chabad, hence his first encounter with Lubavitch. He explains it did not take too long until he came home wearing tzitzis and a yarmulke. He explains he began questioning why his parents are not shomer mitzvos. This he cites was the beginning of the long process in which his family returned to a life of adherence to Torah and Mitzvos...
Tampa Area 8-year-Old With Autism in Contest for Therapy Bike
WFTS - Tampa Bay, FL,Monday, February 23, 2015
...A bike for a boy who just wants to be a kid. Cameron’s mother found the non-profit Friendship Circle, online and they are holding their fourth Great Bike Giveaway. “He needs physical therapy to strengthen his muscles. His balance is not good, so that bike by itself, is therapy in the house,” says Mary. The giveaway based solely on the number of votes a child gets...
      Friendship Circle–West Bloomfield, MI
Chabad at ASU Hosts 'Southwest Shabbaton'
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Monday, February 23, 2015
More than 100 students from all three Arizona state universities – Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University – and students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and California State University, Northridge, will participate in a weekend-long Shabbaton at the Chabad Jewish Student Center at ASU...
      Chabad at Arizona State University–Tempe, AZ
Jewish Community in Lawrence Holds Torah Welcoming
AP,Sunday, February 22, 2015
The Jewish community in northeast Kansas held a sacred Torah welcoming ceremony in Lawrence. The ceremony Sunday marked the end of an effort of an expert ritual scribe to write an entire Torah, the most sacred object in Judaism. The task takes between 62 and 84 sheets of parchment, exactly 304,805 letters and months of work. One mistake voids the entire work...
      Chabad Center for Jewish Life Serving KU & The Northeast Kansas Communities–Lawrence, KS
Lawrence Jewish Community Celebrates Completion of First Torah Scroll
Lawrence Journal World - KS,Sunday, February 22, 2015
The crowd at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life overflowed the approximately 100 seats, filling the aisles and the entry way of the tent set up to celebrate the completion of Lawrence’s first Torah scroll Sunday morning. With the dedication of the Torah, the Jewish community here and at Kansas University has reached a new plateau, said Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel, director of the Chabad Center. “What we are experiencing right now is not just another event,” Tiechtel said. “Future generations will read and use this Torah.”...
      Chabad Center for Jewish Life Serving KU & The Northeast Kansas Communities–Lawrence, KS
Lawrence, Chabad Center to Celebrate Completion of Torah Scroll
Kansas City Star,Saturday, February 21, 2015
A great many things have been written at the University of Kansas over the last century: books, research formulas, scientific articles, term papers, newspaper stories, letters home asking for money — the list is endless. But on Sunday the school and its home city of Lawrence will celebrate the completion of something unusual: the first Torah scroll locally quilled, at least in part. According to specifications, it will contain 304,805 handwritten letters, the very last to be inked by Rabbi Gad Sebag...
      Chabad Center for Jewish Life Serving KU & The Northeast Kansas Communities–Lawrence, KS
Sacred Torah Welcoming Ceremony Planned for Jewish community in Lawrence
AP,Saturday, February 21, 2015
...The ceremony Sunday at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Lawrence will celebrate the completion of the Torah. The sacred book will then be taken under a canopy through the streets in a procession that will include music and dancing. "This scroll is a very appropriate addition to the KU community, as it represents the unbroken chain of Jewish tradition and survival" Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel, director of the Chabad Center, said in a news release. "The ancient wisdom contained in this scroll is the essence of our identity as Jews, and possessing our own Torah scroll at an academic center of learning is cause for great pride and celebration."...
      Chabad Center for Jewish Life Serving KU & The Northeast Kansas Communities–Lawrence, KS
A Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
PBS,Friday, February 20, 2015
In the second of our two-part discussion, the retired British chief rabbi shares his thoughts on science and religion, belief in God, hope and optimism, and the capacity of Judaism, a religion of deeds, to make the world better. Also, in this web-only video, watch Rabbi Sacks speak about how he was influenced to become a Jewish leader by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson.
Blind Cadillac Boy in Running to Win Bike Contest
MI News 26,Friday, February 20, 2015
Friendship Circle of Michigan is giving away 10 adaptive bikes that allow special needs children to enjoy the thrill of a bike ride…. and one boy in Cadillac is in the top running for one of these bikes. 9 year old Wesley Gibson was born without eyes, and has a condition that causes him to have poor motor skills. Wesley is currently in the running to win his own special adaptive bike known as a buddy bike. The bike would allow Wesley to ride with the assistance of an adult...
      Friendship Circle–West Bloomfield, MI
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