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Chabad of Dollard Matzah Project Wants to Reach Every Jewish Family
Suburban Newspaper - Quebec,Wednesday, March 25, 2015
As a way for all Jewish families in Dollard des Ormeaux to receive matzah in time for Passover, Rabbi Leibel Fine began the Chabad of Dollard Matzah Project. The project uses volunteer cooks and deliverers who expect to reach 3,000 homes this year. In all, almost 80 people help ensure that each Jewish family will receive the traditional unleavened bread in time for Seder dinner as well as the many reliable cooks...
      Chabad Dollard–Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC Canada
Yehuda Avner, Israeli Diplomat and Prime Minister Aide, Dies
AP,Wednesday, March 25, 2015
...In 2010, Avner published his book, "The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership," in which he shared stories of working alongside major Israeli leaders like Menachem Begin and Yitzhak Rabin as well as world figures like Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Margaret Thatcher and the legendary rabbi of the Chabad movement, Menachem Mendel Schneersen...
Inclusive Lifetown Gets Grant for ‘Park’
New Jersey Jewish News,Wednesday, March 25, 2015
From outside its gates, it looks like a park — complete with trees, grass, swings, a trampoline, and other playground equipment. But this high-tech therapeutic indoor play area is specially designed for children and young adults with special needs. To be built in Livingston, the play area is being financed by a $500,000 grant from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to the Friendship Circle, an organization that provides services for Jewish children and teens with special needs...
      Chabad of Livingston–Livingston, NJ
Mega Challah Bake Feeds Bodies and Souls in Mansfield
Sun Chronicle - MA,Wednesday, March 25, 2015
...Tzivi Kivman, who runs the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Mansfield with her husband, Rabbi Yossi Kivman, said Mega Challah Bakes are popular around the world, but there had never been one in Mansfield. She said she has wanted for many years to help put on an event like the one at the Holiday Inn. "My dream has always been to bring together Jewish women from the community and create this amazing moment filled with love, energy and life," Kivman said. "It shows people that you can always bring Judaism into your home."...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Mansfield, MA
Workshop in Yonkers Shows How to Make Your Own Matzoh
Yonkers, NY Daily Voice,Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Chabad of Yonkers, in anticipation of upcoming Passover, held a workshop which allowed participants to learn how to make their very own matzoh on Sunday afternoon. This is the second year that Chabad of Yonkers held the workshop. "The last time we held this event at the Will Library on Central Avenue in Yonkers," said Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz. Young children and grown adults had a blast learning how to make their own matzoh. Everyone who participated received their very own hat, apron and rolling pin...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Yonkers–Yonkers, NY
Chabad of Fairfield Hosts Model Matzah Bakery
Fairfield Sun - CT,Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Chabad of Fairfield, 1571 Stratfield Road will host its Model Matzah Bakery for families Sunday, March 29, with a workshop at 12:30. Model Matzah Bakery is a hands-on educational workshop led by Freedoman, the Passover Lego Super-Hero. Dressed in baker’s hats, participants will assist in the entire process of baking handmade Passover Matzah from start to oven-fresh finish...
      Chabad of Fairfield–Fairfield, CT
Yeshiva Student Once Again Providing Seder for Less Fortunate
Sun Sentinel - FL,Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Mendel Rosenberg organized Passover seders the past two years to help a lot of less fortunate people who could not afford to make their own seder find one, regardless of their religious affiliation. Rosenberg, a 20-year-old student attending a yeshiva in Brooklyn, is once again organizing a Passover seder, this time at Bais Menachem Chabad, 1005 NE 172nd Terrace in North Miami Beach, on April 3 at 8:15 p.m. His friends are helping him co-sponsor this year's seder. They are all under the age of 22 and were inspired by how last year's seder helped so many less fortunate and elderly people, so they came up with more than half the money he got for this year's seder...
      Skylake Chabad House–North Miami Beach, FL
Holocaust Survivor to Speak at WashU for Auschwitz 70th Anniversary
S. Louis Post-Dispatch,Tuesday, March 24, 2015
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz, Washington University is hosting on Wednesday Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, a Holocaust survivor. Schoenfeld was born in Ukraine. After surviving the ghetto and internment camps, he immigrated to the United States. He graduated from Washington University and pursued an academic career, developing a sociology Ph.D. program at Georgia State University. Schoenfeld is also the author of several books, and is a columnist for the Atlanta Jewish Times, according to Chabad on Campus...
      Chabad on Campus serving Washington U. in St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
South By Southwest
Jewish Week,Tuesday, March 24, 2015
...Las Cruces has a Reform congregation and a Chabad center, but La Mesilla positively breathes Spanish Catholicism — from plaques outside the basilica commemorating papal visits to monuments proclaiming against abortion. Still, the atmosphere here is diverse, a cultural mash-up of Mexican, Native American and Western American influences...
      Alevy Chabad Jewish Center de Las Cruces–Las Cruces, NM
Potomac: ‘Guys Night Out and Seder Summit’
Virginia Connection Newspapers,Tuesday, March 24, 2015
...The chairman of the event, Mark Eidelman, said, “Guys who attended were from all ends of the Jewish spectrum — from Chabad Rabbis to guys who have never been in a modern orthodox synagogue...
Chabad Announces Community Passover Seder
Miami's Community Newspapers,Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the Matzah served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Bringing the warmth and tradition of this festival to the South Florida Community, Chabad Chayil is inviting all residents to participate in community Seders to be held on Friday night, April 3, and again on Saturday night, April 4...
      Chabad Chayil - Highland Lakes–North Miami Beach, FL
Yehuda Avner, Veteran Israeli Diplomat and Author, Passes Away
Arutz Sheva,Tuesday, March 24, 2015
...Among other functions, Avner served as the liaison between the various prime ministers he worked with and the Lubavitcher Rebbe. This was especially so with Menachem Begin during the negotiations for the 1982 Israel-Egypt peace treaty...
Photos: Model Matzah Bakery in Natick
MetroWest Daily News - MA,Monday, March 23, 2015
Students from the MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham learn how to make matzahs during the Model Matzah Bakery at Chabad Center in Natick on Monday.
      Chabad Center of Natick–Natick, MA
Hundreds of Students Flock to Hear From Terrorist Survivor
Bahama Islands Info,Monday, March 23, 2015
...“Children, each one of you is a unique light and every act of goodness and kindness you perform brings light to the dark world we live in and it is you that will change the world,” said Rabbi Bluming, who serves as the Director of Chabad of The Bahamas. “Sharing the story with children taught them a lesson of responsibility, that they can make a difference in caring more for their friends and standing up to indifference around them. It is our kids we will count on for making the world a better and safer place for future generations," he said...
Chabad of NW Metro Honors Memory of Pioneering Family at Gala
Boulder Jewish News,Sunday, March 22, 2015
On March 26th, Chabad of NW Metro Denver, founded and directed by Rabbi Benjy and Mrs. Leah Brackman, will be celebrating its twelfth year of building community in Westminster and surrounding cities. To celebrate this milestone a gala event will take place at Noah’s Event Center in Westminster at 6:30 pm. Headlining the event will be comedian Avi Liberman from Los Angeles. Avi is renowned for his stand-up comedy performances on CBS’s “Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and “Make Me Laugh” as well as NBC’s “Friday Night!”...
      Chabad of NW Metro Denver–Westminster, CO
Hands-on Model Matzah Factory Coming to Ocala
Heritage Florida Jewish News,Friday, March 20, 2015
Local children will participate in a hands-on pre-Passover experience as a Model Matzah Factory is set up for them in Ocala on Sunday, March 22, at 1 p.m. at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 SW 34th Ave. Circle. The children will re-enact the process of manufacturing matzah, from grinding the flour to kneading the dough, to baking the matzahs on a stone oven, all within 18 minutes, the time limit in which matzah must be made...
Ann Arbor Community Rejoices with New Mikvah
YWN,Friday, March 20, 2015
...Chabad Director Rabbi Aron Goldstein relates that immediately after the chanukas habayis, he heard of two non-religious families that inquired about using the Mikvah. The Mikvah has already caused them to grow in taharah and advance towards a full Torah lifestyle, a path that other local families are expected to follow, b’ezras Hashem...
      Chabad House of Ann Arbor–Ann Arbor, MI
Jewish Tradition: 8-Day Festival of Passover Begins April 3
Destin Log - FL,Friday, March 20, 2015
Chabad of the Emerald Coast plans to distribute hundreds of handmade Shmurah Matzah this year to help the Emerald Coast Jews participate in the upcoming Passover holiday. The Matzahs will be distributed to all the Jewish families or individuals who have requested it. All other Jewish organizations, families or individuals can request it at chabademeraldcoast.org or call...
      Chabad of the Emerald Coast–Destin, FL
Passover Wines, Seder Tips and Crafts Highlight Chabad Event
Arizona Jewish Post,Thursday, March 19, 2015
Chabad Tucson will host a Passover 101 event in preparation for the upcoming holiday, Sunday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Congregation Young Israel. The event will feature a tasting and sale of a variety of kosher for Passover wines from the United States, Israel, France and Italy. Traditional handmade Shmura matzah from Israel and Brooklyn will also be sold...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Tucson–Tucson, AZ
Annual Friendship Circle Walk Sets the Pace
Agoura Hills Acorn - CA,Thursday, March 19, 2015
The ninth annual Friendship Walk will take place on Sun., March 22, starting and ending at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. Registration opens at 8 a.m. for those running the timed 5K, which starts at 9 a.m. Registration for the 5K Fun Walk opens at 9:15 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. The walk will culminate in a festival at Willow school with a carnival, family activities and refreshments...
      Chabad of the Conejo–Agoura Hills, CA
How to Bake Challah
Cherry Hill Courier Post - NJ,Thursday, March 19, 2015
...By the time the evening was over, 11-year-old Sara Chesnick suggested the same group make challah every Friday night. While Joy Weissman has been connected to the Chabad in Cherry Hill for more than seven years, her daughter's family is affiliated elsewhere. "Chabad is so welcoming and so inclusive that everyone feels comfortable here," Weissman said. The background of challah was explained by the rabbi's wife...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Camden County–Cherry Hill, NJ
Jacob Susskind’s NCAA Tournament Chance
Jewish Link - NJ,Thursday, March 19, 2015
... He remains connected to Judaism though joining the Jewish fraternity AEPi and by attending events at both the campus Hillel and Chabad house. Jacob’s mother, Shari-Beth says, “His father and I are so proud of everything he has accomplished academically and athletically. All this while, he continues his connection to Judaism.”...
Torah Dedicated in Memory of Asher Strobel Bound for Wyoming
Jewish Link - NJ,Thursday, March 19, 2015
A Torah dedicated at East Hill Synagogue on Shabbos Parshat Vayakhel, March 14, will soon go to a new home at the Chabad Jewish Center of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Dr. Ronald and Diane Strobel, founders and members of East Hill, purchased the Torah to donate to the Center, and dedicated the cover in memory of their son Asher who passed away suddenly in Jackson Hole during a college break ski trip in 2011. The Strobels developed a close relationship with Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn, Executive Director of the Chabad Jewish Center, which continues today...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Wyoming–Jackson, WY
U.S. Senator Cory Booker Guest of Honor at Friendship Circle Gala
Jewish Link - NJ,Thursday, March 19, 2015
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) will be one of the guests of honor at this year’s Friendship Circle Annual Banquet, on Sunday, March 29. The senator’s dedication to improving the lives of people throughout the state of New Jersey is an inspiration to many and goes hand-in-hand with the Friendship Circle’s mission of bringing together children with special needs and teen volunteers for hours of fun and camaraderie. This year’s banquet will be held at the future home of “LifeTown,” a 45,000-square-foot center that will redefine the landscape for people with special needs by providing recreational, therapeutic, educational and life-skills training facilities...
      Chabad of Livingston–Livingston, NJ
Hebrew Academy Students Win a Major Grant for Montreal’s Friendship Circle
Suburban Newspaper - QC,Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The Friendship Circle, a local special needs organization committed to ensuring that “every human being, regardless of background or faith [gets] the gift of true friendship”, is $5,000 richer this afternoon, thanks to five Hebrew Academy students who competed to win a grant on its behalf...
      Free Hebrew For Juniors–Montreal, QC Canada
Torah Celebration
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Chabad of North Phoenix celebrated its new sefer Torah in a ceremony on Feb. 22. The Torah was donated by Ezra Chulew in honor of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Here, Chulew, right, joins in the Torah procession with Rabbi Mendy Levertov.
Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player: Aaron Liberman
Jewish Voice,Wednesday, March 18, 2015
...Liberman is a sophomore transfer from Northwestern whose making waves across the nation for not just about his play, but also his religious beliefs. Liberman is only the third recorded practicing Orthodox Jew to play Division I basketball in NCAA history lives on the top floor of the Chabad House. And he’s making the most of his opportunity...
      Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at Tulane University–New Orleans, LA
A Tour of Jewish China
Forward,Wednesday, March 18, 2015
.... In the villages, everyone you meet is smiling and kind. We also offer kosher tours by cooperating with Chabad Houses in China. Everyone who comes to China wants to see the Great Wall, but there are so many different sections...
      Shanghai Jewish Center–Shanghai, China
      Chabad Lubavitch of Beijing–Beijing, China
Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk donates $1.2 million
Easy Reader,Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Around $1.2 million raised by the Skechers Pier to Pier Walk in October was donated to various South Bay nonprofits for children last Thursday. Skechers President Michael Greenberg presented checks to the recipients at the Shade Hotel on March 12 as a line of photographers took shots. Yossi Mintz of the Friendship Circle, which Greenberg credited with providing the inspiration for the walk and which received $320,000, thanked the Skechers president...
      Chabad of the Beach Cities–Redondo Beach, CA
Mega Shabbat at UCF on Friday
Orlando Sentinel,Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The third annual Mega Shabbat will be held Friday on Memory Mall on the UCF campus. The dinner will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Chabad on Campus leaders contend that while many campuses have active Jewish student organizations, most Jewish students do not participate in Jewish life on their respective campuses. The goal of Shabbat 770 is to create an annual event that attracts the interest of the UCF student and faculty. "The event has really caught the imagination of the student population here in Orlando," said Rabbi Chaim Lipskier, director of Chabad at UCF...
      Chabad @ University of Central Florida–Oviedo, FL
Holocaust Survivor, Former French Spy Will Share Stories in Newport Beach
Orange County Register - CA,Tuesday, March 17, 2015
...“It takes time for people to go back to the past,” Cohn said. “Now, people are very interested and I think it’s very important to remind them what happened.” Rabbi Reuven Mintz invited Cohn to Newport Beach after learning she lived nearby, on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. “I read her book some time ago and I was fascinated by her story as the only Jewish spy to cross into Nazi Germany,” Mintz said...
      Chabad Center for Jewish Life–Newport Beach, CA
Model Matzah Bakery Still Going Strong
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle,Tuesday, March 17, 2015
From the moment Rabbi Nechemiah Vogel, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Rochester, heard about a matzah bakery program, from a colleague of his in Chicago, he knew he wanted to bring this project to Rochester. His instincts weren't wrong. Thirty-three years later, Chabad Lubavitch's annual matzah bakery has been going strong. It has received the Elmer Louis Award from the Jewish Community Federation "for outstanding programming in enhancing the quality of Jewish life in our community." And the community response has been no less enthusiastic...
      Kessler Family Chabad Center–Rochester, NY
In Berlin, Building Bridges Through Food
Jewish Week,Tuesday, March 17, 2015
In response to the recent increase in anti-Semitism in Europe, some Jewish communities have responded with added security measures, some with rallies, some with political lobbying. In Berlin, they baked challahs. The Jewish Education Centre of the Chabad-Lubavitch chasidic movement sponsored a Kosher Festival on Sunday at the Hotel Intercontinental. The all-day event featured a variety of baking workshops and demonstrations, a display of the types of kosher food and the kashrut regulations that guide their production, and a nod to the increasing number of kosher products and Israeli goods available in the city...
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
Hand Made Matzot for Your Seder?
Boulder Jewish News,Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Are you busy preparing a special Seder for you and your family, one that will have tasty food, meaningful discussion and be an authentic experience? Good luck with all of the above. For over twenty years, Chabad of Boulder has been importing the Rolls Royce of Matzoh, a traditional handmade variety, recommended for seder use. This Matzoh is called Shmurah, which means “watched,” and it is an apt description of this matzah, the ingredients of which (the flour and water) are watched from becoming leavened from the moment of harvesting and drawing...
      Boulder County Center for Judaism–Boulder, CO
Chabad of Southside Celebrates Passover Seder
Florida Times-Union,Monday, March 16, 2015
Chabad of Southside is hosting a Passover Seder dinner at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3, and again at 8 p.m. on Saturday April 4, at its center at 11271 Alumni Way in Jacksonville. The Seder is a traditional meal to bring families and friends together and honor the Passover holiday, which begins on April 3...
      Chabad of Southside–Jacksonville, FL
New and Now: Passover Seders, Disney Events, US Visitors
AP,Monday, March 16, 2015
...Some 400 seders are planned across Russia, while the largest single seder planned by the organization is in Katmandu, Nepal, which draws some 1,500 participants a year, many of them Israeli backpackers. Those enjoying spring break in the Caribbean can attend seders on St. Thomas, Aruba and elsewhere. The Seder Finder, at http://www.Chabad.org/Seders , lists some 2,000 communal seders...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad of Denmark–Copenhagen, Denmark
      Chabad House of Kathmandu–Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal
      Chabad Lubavitch of the Virgin Islands–St. Thomas, VI
Litchfield: Chabad to Hold Community Seders April 3-4
Torrington Register Citizen - CT,Monday, March 16, 2015
Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the four questions asked and the Matzah served, all contribute to Passover’s popularity in the Jewish community. Bringing the warmth and tradition of this festival to the Northwest CT Community, Chabad is inviting all residents to participate in community Seders to be held on Friday night, April 3, and again on Saturday night, April 4...
      Chabad Lubavitch Northwest Connecticut–Waterbury, CT
Passover to be Marked at Dobbs Ferry Seders
Rivertowns, NY Daily Voice,Monday, March 16, 2015
Chabad of the Rivertowns will be hosting seders during the first two nights of Passover. Passover begins Friday, April 3, and runs through Saturday, April 11. The seders will be held April 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $49 for adults and $15 for children. Two special guest rabbis will host the first night’s seder. Rabbi Benjy Silverman and his family will lead the second night’s seder...
      Chabad of the Rivertowns–Dobbs Ferry, NY
Torah Dedication a Cause for Celebration
Stockton Record - CA,Sunday, March 15, 2015
As he held the new Torah up on his right shoulder under a moving canopy and led a celebratory procession of fellow Jews out onto West Lincoln Road, all Yochanan Quillen could think of was his late wife. “She’s dancing in heaven,” Quillen said, referring to Miryam Quillen, a student of the Torah and mother of six who died of cancer two years ago at the age of 52. Her name will forever be linked to the new Torah dedicated Sunday afternoon at the Chabad of Stockton, a north Stockton synagogue that considers all Jews in the area members of its congregation...
      Chabad of Stockton–Stockton, CA
Binghamton University Hosts Celebration For Jewish Students
TWC News,Saturday, March 14, 2015
Binghamton University hosted a special celebration for its Jewish students Friday. Shabbat 1500 offered the campus community the chance to gather and celebrate the Jewish Sabbath. The day marked the seventh day of creation, when God rested. "There's many people who don't do this on a weekly basis, and it's really nice for them to have this one time where they're amongst friends and acquaintances and classmates," said Gabrielle Alexander, Chabad at Binghamton Major Programs Coordinator...
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
Hundreds Gather for 5th Annual Kosher Chili Cookoff
Your Houston News,Friday, March 13, 2015
The rain didn’t stop the party at the 5th Annual Houston Kosher Chili Cook-off. The annual event held at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston (ERJCC) benefitted the Center’s Meals on Wheels program, Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services and the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Houston (HFLA). Over 37 teams participated in this year’s cook-off. Live performances included the Lanier Middle School Klezmer Band, Joe Buchanan of Congregation Shaar Hashalom, and the Dan Band. “We are here to celebrate with friends in the true Texas spirit,” said Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff of Chabad Uptown...
      Chabad of Uptown–Houston, TX
An Amazing Weekend at CTeen Shabbaton in New York
Heritage Florida Jewish News,Friday, March 13, 2015
Kayla Dombrosky, granddaughter of Risa and Gil Dombrosky (who is on staff at the Heritage), attended the annual CTeen Shabbaton in New York City hosted by Chabad Lubavitch. It was a get-together of over 1500 Jewish teens from around the world. Kayla met the Chief Rebbi of Chabad and learned more about Judaism than her grandparents knew. The group toured Manhattan and then celebrated a unity Shabbat in Brooklyn...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Merkos Suite 302–Brooklyn, NY
Prizes at Chabad's Annual Auction Include Ride in Fighter Jet
Hunterdon County Democrat,Friday, March 13, 2015
..."It is important for a community to lend support and to rally together to help those who are experiencing financial challenges. I have seen firsthand Chabad of Hunterdon's commitment to providing financial assistance to families in our area who may be experiencing temporary financial hardships and may not have the extra $500 or more to send their children to summer camp," said Adriane Berg from Tewksbury, a long time supporter of Chabad's scholarship program. "The auction is a great way for the community to get behind this important cause."...
      Chabad of Hunterdon County–Clinton, NJ
More than Matzah, Ancient Kosher Food Traditions Find Adherents in Younger Jews
Houston Chronicle,Friday, March 13, 2015
...The return to kosher has been most pronounced among young families rearing children, he said. Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff of Chabad of Uptown, a ministry catering to young professionals, added that many Jews in that age group were swept up in a late-20th century resurgence of spirituality. "There was an appreciation of taking on a little more responsibility, for leading a disciplined life. That has meaning for Jews," he said...
      Chabad of Uptown–Houston, TX
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