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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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Chabad Of Greenwich Hosts 'Friday Night Live'
Greenwich, CT Patch,Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Chabad of Greenwich will host a “Friday Night Live” Shabbat dinner for families on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 4:00pm. “The kids just love Friday Night Live!” says Chabad Rabbi Yossi Deren. “Through storytelling, singing, and dancing, the children will learn about Shabbat in a fun, hands-on way. At Chabad, we welcome families of all denominations and backgrounds, and tailor our events to suit all ages.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich–Greenwich, CT
Israel Trip Brings Local Rabbis Closer
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle,Wednesday, November 30, 2016
...The program at Shaare Torah was “wonderful to participate in,” said Diamond, who added that because of the trip he found a new friend from across the Jewish stream. Rabbi Mendel Rosenblum of Chabad of the South Hills and “[I] became buddies on the trip. I got to understand where he is coming from and he got to understand where I am coming from. We were joking that we were going to start a shul together,” remarked Diamond...
      Chabad of the South Hills–Pittsburgh, PA
Chabad Set to Open Jewish Center in Its 50th State, South Dakota
Jewish Week,Tuesday, November 29, 2016
...Alperowitz and his wife spent a week in Sioux Falls last year during Purim and have since returned twice. “We were so warmly received,” Mussie Alperowitz told Chabad.org. “It was inspiring for us to see people who really gave their all to maintain communal infrastructure for decades. We felt an instant connection with the people we met, and people asked us if we would consider opening up a permanent center.”...
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
4,000 Rabbis Do the #MannequinChallenge in Crown Heights
NBC 4 New York,Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Their attempt was ambitious, but when 4,000 rabbis took the so-called "mannequin challenge," the result was something less than statuesque. The rabbis had gathered at their group’s headquarters in Brooklyn for their annual Chabad-Lubavitch conference, also known as “kinus.” While taking the time to pose for their annual “class portrait” on Sunday, the group also filmed the thousands of rabbis attempting to do the #MannequinChallenge by standing completely still and in silence...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Watch: 5,600 Dance at Annual Chabad Banquet
Arutz Sheva,Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Yesterday, Chabad’s annual “Kinus Hashluchim” - The International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries - came to a close after four days of intensive reflection, inspirational speeches and, of course, dancing. The event saw the gathering of some 5,600 people at the Pier 8 warehouse in Brooklyn. One of the highlights of the event was the announcement that a Chabad emissary couple is to be stationed in South Dakota...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
Dreidel Rocket Building Workshop Planned for December
S. Augustine Record - FL,Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Chabad of St. Johns will host a pre-Chanukah Dreidel Rocket Building Workshop at 2 p.m. Dec. 11 at Lowe’s, 4040 Oldfield Crossing Drive, in Jacksonville. At the event, kids will wear mini Lowe’s aprons and goggles while they craft a dreidel rocket with a host of supplies available. In keeping with the Jewish tradition of eating fried foods during Chanukah to remind members of the faith about the miracle of oil, light refreshments in the form of fried foods will be served during the workshop...
      Center for Jewish Life St. Johns County–St. Johns, FL
Chabad Emissaries Do the Best Mannequin Challenge
Tablet Magazine,Tuesday, November 29, 2016
...But, heck, overall this is pretty fantastic. There’s the necessary shifty camerawork and people standing at all different depths, and there are even a few of NYPD’s finest involved. Not to mention that a majority of the thousands of rabbis in the stacked in the background are playing along. So yes, while it ain’t perfect, I’d still watch it on repeat, which is the mark of success of a video meme. Good on you, Chabad. Watch it here.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Menorah Lighting to Take Place at Franklin Cider Mill
C&G Newspapers - MI,Tuesday, November 29, 2016
The Franklin Cider Mill will be host to a special event, promoted as the first public menorah lighting for the Franklin and Beverly Hills area. The lighting will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 25. The menorah was designed and the construction headed by Rabbi Bentzi Geisinsky, of the Chabad-Lubavitch Synagogue, and his wife, Moussia. It will stand 8 feet tall and will be covered with more than 1,000 tiles. “This is a joint project between the Chabads of Bingham Farms and Farmington Hills,” explained Rabbi Chaim Bergstein, of the Bais Chabad Synagogue in Farmington Hills...
      Chabad House of Farmington Hills–Farmington Hills, MI
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Bingham Farms–Bloomfield Hills, MI
Chabad of Yorktown Gives Thanks to Local First Responders - Photo
TAPinto Yorktown, NY,Tuesday, November 29, 2016
In honor of Thanksgiving, Chabad of Yorktown Teen Program learned about the importance of giving thanks, baked cookies and delivered them to the local volunteer firefighters to show their appreciation on Sunday, Nov. 20.
      Chabad of Yorktown–Yorktown Heights, NY
Friendship Circle Plans Havdallah Party in West Hartford
We-Ha.com,Monday, November 28, 2016
...This year’s theme for the Havdallah Service will be a Glow-in-the-Dark Party. We will be having glow-in-the-dark face paint, glow-in-the-dark cotton candy, as well as air hockey and a make your own Havdallah candle station. The wonderful Havdalla service will be led by our in house rabbi, Rabbi Shaya. Following the Havdalla, brace yourself to be entertained by the amazing fire-juggling show. Come and join the friendship and fun of the Friendship Circle!...
      Chabad House of Greater Hartford–West Hartford, CT
Menorah Workshop at Deerfield Home Depot with Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook
Chicago Tribune,Monday, November 28, 2016
Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook in conjunction with Chabad of Deerfield will be partnering with Home Depot to offer a Pre- Chanukah Menorah Workshop on Sunday December 18. Children and their families are invited to craft their own unique Menorah from wood and a host of other supplies available at The Home Depot at 655 Lake Cook Rd. in Deerfield...
      Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook–Northbrook, IL
      Chabad of Deerfield Beach–Deerfield Beach, FL
Thousands of Faith Leaders Gather in Brooklyn for Annual Rabbi Convention - Video
News 12 Brooklyn,Monday, November 28, 2016
Thousands of Jewish faith leaders gathered in Brooklyn Sunday for the annual Rabbi convention.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
VIDEO: 4,000 Rabbis Take on the Mannequin Challenge in Brooklyn
DNAinfo,Monday, November 28, 2016
...The Hasidic rabbis were in town for the annual Chabad-Lubavitch conference, and posed for their annual “class portrait” on Sunday, traditionally set in front of the group’s headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights. The photo, which requires risers and a super wide-angle lens to fit everyone in, shows the Lubavitch sect’s emissaries from around the world, who return to Crown Heights every year for the conference, also known as “kinus.”...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Man to Become South Dakota's Only Rabbi
WPIX-TV - NY,Monday, November 28, 2016
It's been said some neighborhoods in New York City have more Jewish people than certain states in our country. South Dakota has a Jewish population of roughly 400 people. South Dakota is also the only state in the country without a single rabbi. The state will soon have one as a Brooklyn spiritual Hasidic leader plans to make the big move. Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz has lived in New York City for the last 10 years. He's been a part of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Crown Heights during that time...
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
Holy Mannequin Challenge! Rabbis Get in on Viral Craze
Cnet,Monday, November 28, 2016
...Chabad, a branch of Hasidic Judaism, is known for embracing technology to bridge the ancient and the modern. In 2013, the group employed a robot for a San Francisco Hanukkah candlelighting ceremony. Two years ago, rabbis attending the Brooklyn conference snapped a selfie using a giant selfie stick and a drone. This year, Chabad streamed some conference proceedings on Facebook Live and Periscope and posted highlights on Snapchat using Snapchat Spectacles. Chabad is calling its Mannequin Challenge the world's largest...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Rohr Chabad Jewish Center at Texas A&M University–College Station, TX
After Years Without Rabbi, South Dakota Is About to Get One
AP,Monday, November 28, 2016
..."This is really a great time for us," said Alperowitz, who previously traveled to South Dakota as a visiting rabbi. "It will be an open home. ... Our primary goal is to help ensure that there isn't one Jew in the entire state of South Dakota that feels lonely and disconnected and that every individual feels at home and inspired by our traditions."...
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
Videos and Thousands of Photos: Chabad Kinnus Hashluchim 5777 in Brooklyn, NY
Matzav,Monday, November 28, 2016
5,000 Shluchim and guests celebrated at the Chabad Kinnus Hashluchim gala banquet at the Brooklyn Pier 8 last night.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad-Lubavitch Makes It 50 With South Dakota
Jewish Exponent - PA,Monday, November 28, 2016
...Hoenlein reminded the audience that the Rebbe believed that “what we have in common is much greater than our differences” and that “he had a sense of responsibility to every Jew, including those who seemed most remote from him.” From Hoenlein’s perch in Manhattan, South Dakota is as remote as it gets, but that is, in fact, the latest permanent outpost for Chabad-Lubavitch, which will soon open a Chabad center there, in Sioux Falls. Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz, who currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters, will be the permanent rabbi there, which he announced from the podium at the banquet...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
Chabad Center to Open in South Dakota, Last US State Without One
Jerusalem Post,Monday, November 28, 2016
...“The Rebbe taught us that no place is too far and no town is too small. Every person really matters,” Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz told the Post. “Over there we will really see the power of the individual.” “In the more established places like New York and Miami, it's easy sometimes to unfortunately overlook someone but there each individual is really a whole world,” he added...
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
Time to Come Home: South Dakota Chabad Center Completes 50-State Outreach
JNi.Media,Monday, November 28, 2016
...This has traditionally been understood to mean, especially in Chabad, that the way to “bring the messiah” is by spreading Hasidic teaching, and once every land has in it Jews capable of Hasidic meditation, redemption would come next. All of which might mean that messianic times have finally arrived in the United States of America, as Chabad Lubavitch has just announced the establishment of a Chabad Center in the 50th and final US state, South Dakota, home to the famous Mount Rushmore National Memorial with its massive sculpture of four great presidents carved into the rock of the Black Hills...
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
Brooklyn Man Set to Become South Dakota's Only Rabbi
New York Post,Monday, November 28, 2016
He’s the Wild West’s newest mensch, leaving behind Brooklyn’s boulevards and brownstones for the plains of South Dakota — to become the only rabbi in the entire state. Hasidic spiritual leader Mendel Alperowitz, of the Crown Heights-based Chabad Lubavitch movement, is packing up his wife and two daughters for a new homestead in Sioux Falls next month. “We’re excited to raise our children in South Dakota, and we’re sure they’re going to grow up to become proud South Dakotan Jews,” Alperowitz said...
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
Scotland's Longest-Serving Rabbi Chaim Jacobs Celebrates 50 Years in the Job but Claims Number of Jews in Glasgow Are Dwindling
Scottish Sun,Monday, November 28, 2016
...He teaches classes and programmes about his faith with wife Sora, and they also run a Kosher restaurant – L’Chaim’s. However, Mr Jacobs – who arrived in Scotland in 1969 – is not tied to one synagogue and told how he tries to encourage Jews to learn about their faith. He said: “The main function of the organisation is to try and inspire and encourage Jews to come back to their faith...
      Lubavitch of Scotland–Glasgow, Scotland
As Far as Group Photos, This Is One Is Pretty Epic
Metro News - UK,Monday, November 28, 2016
...The rabbis began their day at 7:30 am on Sunday with a prayer before gathering for the epic group picture an hour later. The crowd was so large that only a fish-eye lens, which warps the photo on the left and right, could capture it in its entirety. Chabad-Lubavitch is an Orthodox Jewish movement, dating back more than 200 years in Russia. It has gone on to become one of the largest groups within the Hasidic movement and is headquarterd in Brooklyn.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Merkos Suite 302–Brooklyn, NY
Last U.S. State Without a Rabbi Finally Gets One
Tablet Magazine,Monday, November 28, 2016
...Speaking last night at Kinus Ha’Shluchim, the massive gathering of more than 4,500 Chabad emissaries from all over the world, Alperowitz, himself the son of a shaliach, recalled traveling to meet the Rebbe in his home on 770 Eastern Parkway. The rabbi blessed young Alperowitz with a “fort gezunterheit,” or travel in good health. “Those are the words I carry in my heart as my wife, our two daughters and I ready ourselves to move to the Rushmore State,” he said. “Like the faces of some of our country’s greatest leaders etched into that faceless mountain, we hope to carve the image of our forefathers in the blank earth.” Amen and Godspeed.
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
South Dakota Is Getting Its Only Full-Time Rabbi - and Becoming the 50th State for Chabad
Washington Post,Monday, November 28, 2016
Chabad, the Orthodox Jewish group known for its indefatigable outreach efforts, seems so omnipresent in remote locations that when a satirical site said that Chabad wanted to be the first group to land on Mars, it didn’t seem all that far-fetched. They haven’t made it to space yet. But very soon, Chabad will have planted its flag in all 50 states. South Dakota is getting a Chabad House — marking the last state for the Orthodox organization, and the first full-time rabbi for South Dakota in years...
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
4,500 Hasidic Rabbis Gather in New York - Creating Unmissable Photo Opportunity
Telegraph,Monday, November 28, 2016
...The website Chabad.org describes its emissaries, known as shluchim, as "men and women who dedicate their lives to serve the Jewish people. "They labor to connect Jews to their heritage, raise Jewish awareness and mitzvah observance, and teach Torah." In 2011 one Neil Ackerman, lead member of the Chabad Advisory Board, wrote on the site about his experience during his first time attending the conference, saying: "We all felt so lucky to be a part of this unbelievable movement...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Photos: Thousands of Chabad Shluchim Pose for Annual 'Class Picture' This Morning Outside 770
YWN,Sunday, November 27, 2016
...This year, for the twelfth year, tens of thousands of viewers from around the world will be able to view the International Kinus HaShluchim banquet live – here on YWN – on a broadcast made possible by the organizers of the Kinus. The highlight is always the traditional roll call of countries and regions which is followed by spirited dancing...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
4,550 Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbis From 90 Countries Visit Rebbe's Resting Place
Jewish Press,Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thousands of Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic rabbinic emissaries and communal leaders from 90 countries, hailing from as far away as Bangkok and Kenya gathered for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. The event is considered the largest Jewish gathering in North America. This year’s conference carries an added significance as the North American Jewish community marks 75 years since the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory—and his wife, the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, of righteous memory—arrived on U.S. shores from war-torn Europe in 1941, setting into motion the world’s most vigorous Jewish outreach program in history...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Hold Still! Thousands of Hasidic Rabbis Gather in Brooklyn for Impressive Group Shot - But Some Can't Resist Taking Selfies
Daily Mail - UK,Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thousands of Hasidic rabbis gathered in Brooklyn on Sunday morning to take an impressive group picture - but some couldn't resist taking selfies instead of holding still. About 4,500 rabbis from around the world are currently in New York for the international conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, an annual event dedicated to reviving Jewish practices across the globe...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Watch: The Annual Group Photo of Chabad Emissaries
Arutz Sheva,Sunday, November 27, 2016
The Chabad-Lubavitch hasidic movement opened its annual emissaries' conference in New York this weekend. Close to 4,000 Chabad emissaries are participating in the conference, during which they will discuss a range of issues affecting Jewish life around the world. The Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters published data on the initiative began by the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneersohn (1902-1994), whose goal was to provide a place for Jews to feel at home wherever they may be around the world...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad to Open Jewish Center in South Dakota
JTA,Sunday, November 27, 2016
Chabad will open a Jewish center in South Dakota, meaning that is will now have a presence in all 50 U.S. states. The announcement of the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Chabad-Lubavitch center was made on Sunday night at the final banquet of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries to a crowd of 5,600 rabbis and guests from 90 countries, reportedly the largest sit-down dinner in New York City. The center is set to open this winter under the direction of Rabbi Mendel and Mussie Alperowitz, currently of Brooklyn, New York, according to Chabad.org...
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
Many Meanings Are Woven Into Traditional Jewish Bread
Daily Herald - WA,Saturday, November 26, 2016
...Shamas was born in Israel and later lived in Arizona. She and her family moved to Lynnwood about a year ago when her husband got a job with Boeing. Their house is within walking distance of the Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County. At the synagogue in Arizona about six years ago, Shamas learned about the deeper meanings behind making challah. She was intrigued and did more research. She found many interpretations and adopted a set of them into her routine...
      Chabad of Snohomish County–Lynnwood, WA
Teens Work to Lift Spirits in Ukraine
Daily North Shore - IL,Friday, November 25, 2016
Children caught in the conflict in Ukraine are in for a surprise. This week, members of the Northbrook chapter of CTeen, an international club for Jewish teens, decorated t-shirts and wrote letters to be sent to the children in Ukraine in the hopes of lifting their spirits. “I’ve heard about the crisis in Ukraine, but I didn’t think there was anything I could do about it,” said Joey Netzky, 12, a CTeen member. “But watching the heartfelt video made for us by the kids Ukraine made me realize that it’s really important for the people there to know that they are not alone and that we are thinking about them.”...
      Lubavitch Chabad of Northbrook–Northbrook, IL
Rabbis Visit Resting Place of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson in Queens - Video
NY1,Friday, November 25, 2016
Rabbis from around the world gathered in Queens to honor one of their own. They came out in large numbers to the Old Montefiore Cemetery in Cambria Heights. It's the resting place of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who arrived in America 75 years ago. "He was one of the foremost leaders of this generation, and he was an inspiration to Jews and people all over the world," "We believe the rabbi spirit is very much alive and with us, and when we come here, we find ourselves refreshed, re-energized and rejuvenated." The rabbis are part of the Chabad-Lubavitch community. They traveled from as many as 90 countries to attend.
      Ohel Chabad Lubavitch–Cambria Heights, NY
Testimony: Holocaust Liberator and Holocaust Survivor Recount Experiences
Bi-College News - PA,Thursday, November 24, 2016
“There are stories that the entire world must know. Today we are here to hear these stories,” said Rabbi Gurevitz to the large crowd gathered in the Rohr Center at Haverford College. On Wednesday, Nov.16, the Tri-Co Chabad hosted a program called “Crossing Connections: Holocaust Testimony.” The two guests were 91-year-old American liberator Don Greenbaum and 87-year-old Ernie Gross. They met each other 71 years ago at the liberation of Dachau, a death camp near Munich. They reunited about four or five years ago when Gross realized he wanted to start telling his story. Last year, they were both featured in a documentary for the anniversary of the liberation of Dachau...
      Rohr Center for Jewish Life - Chabad House–Haverford, PA
Masses to Attend World’s Biggest Shabbat Meal in Hebron
JNi Media,Wednesday, November 23, 2016
...This year’s festivities will also feature special mass free Shabbat meals. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, Chabad of Hebron is sponsoring three free first-class meals. These will take place under a giant tent which will feature 300 yards of special graphic printing telling the Jewish story of Hebron through the ages. The tent will accommodate 3,000 guests, making the event the largest Shabbat gathering in the world. These Shabbat meals will be lavish, and feature waiters...
      Chabad of Hebron–Hebron, Israel
Madison's Chabad to Deliver Free Thanksgiving Dinners to Homebound
New Jersey Hills,Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Chabad of Southeast Morris County, based in Madison, will provide Thanksgiving dinners free of charge to individuals throughout Morris County who are alone, homebound or infirm during the holiday. Catered dinners will be delivered by volunteers to the homes of those in need on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24, helping to share the holiday spirit with others...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Madison, NJ
Sock Menorah to Light up Lakewood Ranch
Bradenton, FL Patch,Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch will spread the light of Chanukah throughout Manatee County with four special events and projects. Highlighting these events will be Chabad’s annual Chanukah Extravaganza at Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Chabad will build a Giant Sock Menorah and kindle the menorah at 6:00 pm. This will be followed by a PowerSkip Show from Fight or Flight productions, Chanukah music, Falafel with Yoav, Kosher BBQ sponsored by Bogey’s, and Kona’s Ice Truck!...
      Chabad of Bradenton–Lakewood Ranch, FL
Rivlin Visits Mumbai Chabad House, Site of 2008 Terror Attack
JTA,Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visited the Mumbai Chabad House where six people were killed in a terror attack eight years ago. Rivlin and his wife, Nechama, went up to the room which belonged to Moshe Holtzberg, the son of killed Chabad emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg, who was rescued on the day of the attack by the family’s nanny, Sandra Samuel...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, Maharashtra India
President Rivlin Visits Mumbai Chabad House Hit by 2008 Terror Attack
Ynetnews,Tuesday, November 22, 2016
...Following the ceremony and meetings with the governor of Maharashtra, President Rivlin continued on to the Chabad House in Mumbai to lay a wreath in honor of the six victims: Rabbi Gabriel Holzberg and his wife, Rivka Holzberg, Benzion Kroman, Aryeh Teitelbaum, Yocheved Orpaz and Norma Rabinowitz...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Chabad of Alabama Hosting Dinner, Menorah Lighting
Village Living - Mountain Brook, AL,Tuesday, November 22, 2016
...Public menorah lightings are done throughout the world to publicize the miracle of Hanukkah and the message of freedom, and the power of good over evil and light over darkness,” Posner said. By working with the LJCC, both groups were able to create an event to recognize Hanukkah in Birmingham. “We live in a culture that is overwhelming at this time of year,” said Rabbi Yossi Friedman. “When we can do something that brings the whole community together, and in a place where all feel welcome, this brings us together in a very meaningful way.”...
Israel's Rivlin Lights Memorial to Terror Victims at Mumbai Chabad House
JNS,Monday, November 21, 2016
...Rivlin spoke about recently meeting Moshe, who is now 10. “When I saw Moshe,” Rivlin said, “I could not help but think ‘Am Yisrael Chai’ (the People of Israel Live). And today here too, in this Chabad House which offers a warm welcome to Jews from around the world every day without rest, I think the same thing again, the People of Israel live. The free world lives, and we will overcome terror.”...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Visit to Chabad House Was Must, Says Israel President Reuven Rivlin
PTI,Monday, November 21, 2016
..."It was important for me that I come here, as this is the place where we lost our brave brethren," Rivlin said, as Nariman House (renamed Chabad House), one of the sites targeted by terrorists during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, remembered the victims. Rivlin unveiled a plaque commemorating the sacrifice of victims, including Rabbi Gavriel and his wife Rivka who were running the Chabad House at the time. Both husband and wife and four others were killed by terrorists...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Chabad Teen Network Kicks off Holiday Food Drive
NJ.com,Monday, November 21, 2016
..."I love being a part of Cteen and lending a helping hand to those in need," said Naomi Benenson, a junior at Voorhees and President of Cteen. "There is no better feeling than giving back to the community, especially on such a wonderful holiday as Thanksgiving." "Thanksgiving is a day to be grateful to the Almighty for "abundance"," said Rabbi Shloime Greene, co-director of Cteen. "Judaism teaches that G-d wants to see our gratitude by helping others."...
      Chabad of Hunterdon County–Clinton, NJ
President Rivlin Visits Habad House Hit by 2008 Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
Ynetnews,Monday, November 21, 2016
President Reuven Rivlin visited on Monday the Habad House that was on of the sites included in the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai by a group of terrorists affiliated with the Muslim-Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba organization, which is linked to al-Qaeda. Rivlin unveiled a momerial plaque that commemorates the six victims who were killed in the attack on Habad House, saying that terrorism is terrorism, regardless of where of whom it hits...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Moshe Holtzberg Turns 10
Arutz Sheva,Monday, November 21, 2016
..."Moshe wants to be a normal kid, just like everyone else," Yehudit said. "He told us outright, 'I don't want anyone to treat me like a pity case or an orphan, I don't need pity.'" "The psychologist told us that everything Moshe went through has been stored in his brain, in a black box, and he's not ready for anyone to open it by surprise. That's his right. We try not to talk about what happened, but once a year, reality hits and the memories come back, as if it was only yesterday," Yehudit explained...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Jewish Groups at Northwestern Say Recent Study Labeling School ‘Antisemitic Hotspot’ Doesn’t Reflect Students’ Experience
Algemeiner,Sunday, November 20, 2016
...Rabbi Dov Hillel Klein, head of the Tannenbaum Chabad House at Northwestern, said that though it’s hard to empirically measure Jew-hatred on campus, “Obviously, there are many Jews who are willing to come forward to say, ‘Hey, I don’t feel comfortably Jewish here.’ And that’s something as a Jewish leader [that] concerns me.” Claiming that Northwestern is a safe place for Jews, Klein said that the school nevertheless must increase its efforts to address concerns of antisemitism. He also expressed disappointment that the university did not respond to the Brandeis study, which found that 70 percent of Northwestern respondents perceived a hostile campus environment towards Israel...
      Tannenbaum Chabad House–Evanston, IL
Chabad of Camarillo's Preschool Cooks up Pies of Joy
Ventura County Star - CA,Sunday, November 20, 2016
...The youngsters and their families were taking part in Pies of Joy, mixing up the custard for 48 pumpkin pies. They planned to make another 12 on Monday, with all of the pies being baked in a commercial-grade kitchen before 40 of them are distributed to seniors in need. The preschool families will take the 30 others home to enjoy on Thanksgiving Day. All the families are connected to Gan Camarillo Preschool, which is run by Chabad of Camarillo...
      Chabad Jewish Center of Camarillo–Camarillo, CA
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