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

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Chabad Rabbi Remains with Trapped Jews as Ukraine Troops, Rebels, and Russians Fight for Mariupol
Jewish Press,Thursday, August 28, 2014
...“People are very worried right now,” Rabbi Cohen told Chabad.org. “There are lines at all of the gas stations and ATMs and people are stocking up on food, so there is nothing left in the stores. We don’t know what’s going to happen.” Mariupol, the second-largest city in Donetsk, is only 35 miles from the Russian border and Russian is the primary language. In February, pro-Russian separatists seized the city’s administrative buildings and maintained control over the city for months...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Jewish Community of Mariupol–Mariupol, Ukraine
Fulfilling a Promise, Jewish Center in India Reopens After Terror Attack in 2008
New York Times,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
With a cantor singing a benediction, more than two dozen black-hatted rabbis from around the world arrived here on Tuesday to reopen a Jewish center attacked and gutted during a 2008 killing rampage by Pakistani gunmen. Men from Chabad-Lubavitch, a Hasidic group based in Brooklyn, carried a large Torah into the building to officially mark the center’s rebirth and memorialize Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka Holtzberg, who ran the center and were killed along with four guests during the 60-hour siege...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Renovated Nariman House Opens After 6 Yrs, With Its 26/11 Scars Intact
Indian Express,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Nariman House, the centre for the Jewish Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Mumbai, which was one of the main targets during the 26/11 terror attacks, is a far more fortified place today. The building, which houses the Chabad House that re-opened after six years Tuesday, has been restored using interwoven fabric of kevlar and glass. Known for its strength, the technology is extensively used for manufacturing defence equipment, such as bullet-proof jackets, helmets and bunkers. “It will not let the building fragment and fall in case of an attack similar to 26/11,” says Shailesh Mahimtura of Mahimtura Consultants, the Mumbai-based architecture firm that restored the building...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Six Years After the 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks, Chabad House Reopens
CNN-IBN,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
...The six-storey Chabad House will have a Jewish Museum. "It's a good thing that Nariman House is reopening. We are happy about it," said a Mumbai resident. "The police should be more alert now. People who lost their family members in the attack endured a lot," another resident said...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Mumbai Chabad House Reopens After 26/11 Attacks
Wall Street Journal,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Mumbai’s Chabad House, a Jewish community center, reopened Tuesday, almost six years after Islamist terrorists killed six people there during a days-long rampage through the city that left more than 160 dead. “It is a victory of truth against evil, of good against bad,” said Solomon Sopher, president of the Indian Jewish Congress...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Mumbai's Chabad Centre Re-Opens Nearly Six Years After 26/11 Attacks
ANI,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Chabad (Jewish learning centre) Centre at the Nariman House reopened today, nearly six years after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, in which six people were killed in the Nariman House building, including a Rabbi and his wife. Addressing the gathering at the reopening today, Rabbi Moshe Kotralaraky said, "At the funeral, I promised that we will rebuild and we have not left Mumbai for one day. We have continued their work of spreading goodness and kindness and of spreading love."...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Chabad House Reopens its Doors - Video
Times of India,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
6 years after a Rabbi and his wife were murdered in cold blood in Mumbai's Chabad House, the Jewish learning centre, reopens as a part museum after extensive renovation. The building is an example of a symbolic triumph of faith against terror. The fully renovated six-storeyed Chabad House saw a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia. It was a solemn opening ceremony.
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Six Years After 26/11 Attacks, Chabad Centre Opens Again
NDTV,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
It took six years for the wounds to heal, but Chabad Centre in Mumbai's Nariman House, home to the ultra-orthodox Jewish movement Chabad-Lubavitch, finally opened today. In November 2008, the building became one of the targets of the team of terrorists from Pakistan who held Mumbai to ransom for four days...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Jewish Centre Targeted in Mumbai 26/11 Attacks Reopens - Photos
NDTV,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Six years after terrorists attacked Chabad Centre in Mumbai's Nariman House, home to the ultra-orthodox Jewish movement Chabad-Lubavitch, it finally opened its gates again today. In this photo:Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg was shot at this spot by Pakistani terrorists who stormed the Jewish home Nairman House at 9:45 PM on November 26, 2008. Gavriel suffered a volley of bullets which went passed his body and hit the wall. They embedded bullets have been preserved as part of the memorial.
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Nariman House Reopens After Six Years
IBNS,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Six years after the Chabad House centre in downtown Colaba, better known as Nariman House, was attacked by terrorists during the 26/11 massacre in Mumbai, reopened on Tuesday. The terrorist attack, which instilled shock, fear and bewilderment in the entire country, left six people, including Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his five-month pregnant wife Rivka, dead. Holtzberg and Rivka's son Moshe Holtzberg, who survived the attack, lives in Iraq now...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Jewish Centre Reopens Six Years After Being Targeted in Mumbai Terror Attacks
Telegraph/News Agencies,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
...Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky, who now runs the Mumbai centre, said the rebuilt six-story Nariman House would house a £1.5 million Jewish Museum as well as Mumbai's first memorial to those killed in the attacks. The building's memorial includes a recreation of the slain rabbi's home and videos about Jewish culture, according to the lead designer, Nick Appelbaum. "This is the day we can celebrate their lives and the message of light that they spread," the slain rabbi's father, Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg, said to a roomful of rabbis...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Jewish Center Reopens in Mumbai Six Years After Terror Attack
Washington Post,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
...At the reopening Tuesday, Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky said the movement wanted to honor the memory of the slain members. “That building which bears their blood, and the blood of other martrys, that is where we have rebuilt for the continuity of their message of love and kindness,” he said. The center is part of the orthodox Israeli Chabad-Lubavitch movement...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Chabad House in Mumbai Reopens 6 Years After Massacre
Haaretz,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Chabad outreach center in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday, nearly six years after it was the scene of a massacre during a November 2006 terror attack on India's financial capital. Some 25 rabbis from across Asia were present at the ceremony marking the reopening of the renovated center, India.com website reported...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Chabad Centre Reopens Six Years After Mumbai Attack
IANS,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Jewish outreach centre Chabad-Lubavitch, which was bloodied and brutalised in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, reopened to normal activities in its renovated avatar Tuesday. A group of 25 Rabbis from Asia attended the reopening ceremony at the six-storey Nariman House which houses the Chabad-Lubavitch Centre in Colaba in south Mumbai. It was one of the targets of the 10 Pakistani terrorists who created the 60-hour mayhem in Mumbai during the Nov 26-29, 2008 terror attacks, sneaking in from the Arabian Sea route...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Jewish Center Reopens 6 Years After Mumbai Attacks
AP,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
..."This is the day we can celebrate their lives and the message of light that they spread," the slain rabbi's father, Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg, said through a translator to a roomful of rabbis who had traveled from centers across Asia set up by the orthodox Jewish group Chabad-Lubavitch. The group has a presence in more than 80 countries and has grown rapidly in the last two decades in Asia. Since the terrorist attacks, the Mumbai Chabad center conducted spiritual services and social outreach from temporary locations in the western Indian port city...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Emotional Homecoming for Baby Moshe’s Grandparents
PTI,Tuesday, August 26, 2014
For the grandparents of baby Moshe, crossing the threshold of Nariman House which re-opened on Tuesday after the 26/11 terror attack almost six years ago, was both joyful and agonising. It was within these walls – which still bear the scars of bullets and shrapnel – that Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg’s son Gavriel and daughter-in-law Rivka were killed during the 2008 siege. Their two-year-old son Moshe was pulled away to safety by his Indian nanny Sandra Samuel. “I am happy but we cannot forget, this is where we lost them,” Mr. Holtzberg told The Hindu...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
After 26/11 Attack, Chabad House Reopens Today
TNN,Monday, August 25, 2014
Nearly six years after the horrific terrorist attacks of November 26, 2008, one of the buildings that was targeted during the strike will rise from the ashes. Nariman House in Colaba, the centre of the Israeli Chabad-Lubavitch movement, reopens as part-museum on Tuesday. On Monday, workers were busy giving final touches to the structure even as strict security measures were enforced in the area...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
'This is a Message for the Whole World': Nariman House to Reopen Today After Horrors of 26/11 Attack
Daily Mail India,Monday, August 25, 2014
Putting behind the horrors of the 2008 terrorist attack, Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai at Nariman House will be reopened on Tuesday. The fully renovated Nariman House, in south Mumbai’s Colaba area, will be blessed by a special gathering of 25 Rabbis representing the Jewish community from all over Asia. Nariman House was made a target of one of the worst terrorist attacks in Mumbai...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Chabad Jewish Center in Metairie Holds Memorial for Israeli Soldiers
Times-Picayune - LA,Monday, August 25, 2014
The 64 Israel Defense Force soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge, the latest Israeli military operation in the Hamas-governed Gaza Strip, were remembered during a special memorial held on Aug. 15 in Metairie. The ceremony, which took place at the Chabad Jewish Center in Metairie and was led by Rabbi Yossie Nemes, also honored the three students of a Jewish school in Israel who were kidnapped and killed. "We have been following the news (about the war) and felt we had to do something in support of Israel," Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin said...
      Chabad Center of Metairie–Metairie, LA
Chabad of Mumbai Reopens Nariman House in India
Jewish press,Sunday, August 24, 2014
In two days, a building that six years ago was soaked in blood and tears will instead be filled with light and joy, as Chabad of Mumbai’s Nariman House reopens its doors. More than 25 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries will attend the reopening set for Tuesday, August 26 along with other honored guests led by current co-directors, Rabbi Yisroel Kozlovsky and his wife Chaya...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Earthquake Damages Napa Valley Chabad Center
JTA,Sunday, August 24, 2014
The Napa Valley Chabad Jewish Center suffered damage in a 6.1 magnitude earthquake. The quake hit early Sunday morning and Napa was declared a disaster area by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Rabbi Elchonon Tenenbaum, who has directed the Chabad house since 2006, told the Chabad.org website that he found broken glass and furniture strewn everywhere, as did most of his neighbors...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Napa Valley Chabad Jewish Center–Napa, CA
26/11 to 26/8: A Chabad Check-In
Indian Express,Saturday, August 23, 2014
...The building, which was reduced to rubble after a shower of grenades on November 26, 2008, will also house the living legacy museum project in memory of the late Rabbi Gavriel and his wife. Two floors in the building are dedicated to the memories of the 26/11 attack with bullet marks on certain floors being kept intact...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Chabad House: A story of Sheer Grit and Determination - Photos
Indian Express,Saturday, August 23, 2014
Chabad will also house the living legacy museum project in memory of the late Rabbi Gavriel and his wife, killed by terrorists on 26/11.
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
'Roving Rabbis' to Visit Pocatello as Part of Community Outreach Training Program
Idaho State Journal,Saturday, August 23, 2014
As part of a seven-decade old program dubbed “The Roving Rabbis,” two Chabad-Lubavitch rabbinical students are visiting Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Moscow, Lewiston, Pocatello, Twin Falls, and other cities this August as part of their community outreach training. The young rabbis-in-training will be spending their summer on the road, sharing their love for Jewish life and bringing the beauty of Judaism wherever they go. Rabbis Berel Bendet and Levi Dubov will conduct their visits through Aug. 29...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch of Idaho–Boise, ID
Chabad of North Orlando has a 'Think Cub' for Jewish Teens
Heritage Florida Jewish News,Friday, August 22, 2014
Beginning Oct. 24 Chabad of North Orlando will be offering The JLI Teens Discovery Program, a think-and-debate club for Jewish high school students. This program encourages teens to think deeply about their identity and values as they discuss real-life situations and debate fascinating solutions to life's intriguing conundrums...
      The Jewish Learning Institute–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of North Orlando–Lake Mary, FL
PB Synagogue to Honor Youth Directors Saturday
Palm Beach Daily News,Thursday, August 21, 2014
Palm Beach Synagogue will recognize Rabbi Didy Waks and his wife, Devorah, the teen and youth directors the past three years, at the noontime Shabbat kiddush on Saturday, following 9 a.m. services. They will be leaving the temple to start a Chabad House (Jewish center) for students at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., as well as opening up the Jewish culture and religion to the non-Jewish population...
Inspiring and Uplifting Celebration
Sun Sentinel - FL,Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Congregation Torah V'Emunah in North Miami Beach was the site of anti-Semitic vandalism last month. Its neighborhood was also the site of tragedy with the recent shooting death of Rabbi Joseph Raksin. On Aug. 18, the shul, as well as the neighborhood, was the site of joy and celebration of a Sefer Torah's completion...
Go Sun Devils!
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Rabbi Mendy and Sarah Rimler of Chabad at ASU, along with their daughter Chayala, get ready to welcome the new students back to school.
      Chabad at Arizona State University–Tempe, AZ
Mazel Tov on 10 Years of Judaism in Douglas County
Intermountain Jewish News,Wednesday, August 20, 2014
...Like his brothers, Rabbi Avraham Mintz and his wife Hindy have an incredible sense of how to provide “invisible” Jews with what they may not even realize they want. The Mintzes love each and every fellow Jew regardless of background and level of observance. No judgments. No expectations. Just role modeling and openness. Once the word got out that such a place — and such a couple — existed in a rented storefront, Jews in Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker and other nearby suburbs started coming out of the wordwork...
      Chabad Jewish Center - South Metro Denver–Lone Tree, CO
Chabad Hebrew School Opens Registration for Fall
Photo News,Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Chabad Hebrew School has opened registration for the coming school year. Directed by Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, Chabad Hebrew School has earned a 10-year reputation of being an innovative program in which students excel in their Hebrew reading, Jewish knowledge and pride for their heritage. Presently nearly 100 children, from all over Orange County, attend Chabad Hebrew School. Chabad’s Hebrew School, located at the Chabad Center in Chester, offers a choice of classes Sunday mornings or Monday afternoons. A specialized introductory Hebrew program is designed for students ages 5-6, and Hebrew school caters through age 13...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Orange County–Chester, NY
Black is the New Orange: Meet the Rabbis of Canadian Jewish Jail Communities
Jerusalem Post,Tuesday, August 19, 2014
One doesn't usually associate Chabad with prison, but alongside a host of other roles in the Jewish community, rabbis in the Canadian city of Quebec have taken it upon themselves to visit and care for Jewish inmates in the province. Not only do the rabbis look out for the Jewish prisoners while they are serving their sentences, but they also provide them with a sense of community, food, a bed and structure after they are released, to help keep them on the right track and prevent them from returning to jail...
      Chabad Chabanel–Montreal, QC Canada
Cyclists Trek From CA to Coney Island for Good Cause
News 12 Brooklyn,Sunday, August 17, 2014
Bicycle riders have trekked from San Diego all the way to Coney Island in just six weeks to raise money for kids with special needs. The Bike for Friendship initiative is a grueling cross-country bike trip put on by Investors Bank and Friendship Circle. The cyclists arrived to a warm welcome from family, friends and previous Bike for Friendship riders. To cap off the homecoming, the bikers dipped their tires in the Atlantic Ocean in Coney Island. They had similarly dipped their tires in the Pacific Ocean before they left California.
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