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Yonkers Lights The Menorah At Ridge Hill Shopping Center
Yonkers, NY Daily Voice,Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Chabad of Yonkers celebrated its third annual Hanukkah celebration at Westchester's Ridge Hill Shopping Center in Yonkers. This celebration consisted of lighting up the menorah on the first of eight nights of Hanukkah. This year residents not only got to be a part of the menorah lighting, but got to see the ice sculptor actually sculpt the ice menorah before the celebration started. The celebration was officiated by Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz of Chabad of Yonkers and was joined by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Ridge Hill General Manager Andrew Hardy, Assemblywoman, Shelley Mayer, Yonkers City Council President...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Yonkers–Yonkers, NY
Mayor Stimpson Lights Candle in Mobile's First-Ever Public Menorah Event
AL.com,Wednesday, December 17, 2014
In a joyful nighttime celebration that drew about 100 people to Bienville Square, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson kicked off the city's first-ever public menorah lighting on Tuesday, the first night of Hanukkah. "I'm honored to be the first mayor to do this in the city of Mobile," Stimpson said before climbing a step-ladder to light the "shamas," or helper candle, on a 9-foot-tall menorah in the square's gazebo...
      Chabad of Mobile–Mobile, AL
Westgate to Host Grand Menorah Lighting for Hanukkah
Arizona Republican,Wednesday, December 17, 2014
...This year, organizers have added a "Ballon Menorah," a menorah created out of filled balloons. Congressman Trent Franks will attend, and special regards are coming from the mayor's office of Glendale. "Hanukkah is a time for celebrating our Jewish values, and the menorah lighting is our pinnacle symbol of faith this time of year," said Rabbi Sholom Lew, director of Chabad of the North West Valley. "We appreciate Westgate's eagerness to embrace a comprehensive holiday spirit with a Hanukkah program that represents unity, light and joy for the entire West Valley Community."...
      Chabad of the West Valley–Glendale, AZ
Harper Lights Menorah in Montreal
Canadian Jewish News,Wednesday, December 17, 2014
...The Harpers were assisted in lighting the shamash on the silver menorah by Chabad’s Rabbi Shalom Chriqui. Federation president Susan Laxer underscored the Jewish community’s more than 250-year history in Quebec and Canada, and its contributions to the country...
      Centre Chabad–Montreal, QC Canada
Three Hanukkah Programs Sponsored by the Chabad Center of Sudbury
MetroWest Daily News - MA,Wednesday, December 17, 2014
...Hanukkah with the Boston Celtics will take place on a special Jewish Heritage Night on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at TD Garden. The event will include a pre-game Menorah Lighting, Hanukkah crafts, an awesome game between Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic, a delicious Glatt Kosher Concession Stand open all night & a post-game concert with the singer Benny Friedman on the court...
      Chabad Center of Sudbury–Sudbury, MA
Let’s Build a Menorah
Cleveland Jewish News,Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Chabad of Cleveland held a pre-Chanukah workshop Dec. 14 at The Home Depot in Cleveland Heights. Families constructed menorahs from wood and other objects.
      Chabad House of Greater Cleveland–Cleveland, OH
The World in Pictures
Independent - Ireland,Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The first lamp of a large scale menorah in front of the Brandenburg Gate lights after it was lights by Rabbis Yehuda Teichtal and German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere. It is the first day in the celebration of Hanukkah. Carsten Koall/Getty Images
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
Valley Celebrates Start of Hanukkah
Arizona Republic,Wednesday, December 17, 2014
TV Clip - First night of Chanukah begins.
      Chabad Lubavitch of Arizona–Phoenix, AZ
Parents Of Slain American Journalist Light Menorah Candle
CBS MIami,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
On the first night of Hanukkah, the first candle on the menorah at the Chabad Center of Kendall and Pinecrest burns not just as a symbol of the holiday, but as a tribute to murdered American journalist, Steven Sotloff. “He suffered and ultimately gave his life not because he was a Jew, but because he was an American,” Steven’s mother, Shirley Sotloff, said at the candle-lighting ceremony Tuesday night...
      Chabad Center of Kendall & Pinecrest–Miami, FL
Hanukkah Begins at Chabad House-Lubavitch of Eastern Michigan in Flint Township With Menorah Lighting
MLive,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Rabbi Yisroel Weingarten of the Chabad House-Lubavitch of Eastern Michigan lighted the fires of Hanukkah on Tuesday, Dec. 16, during the lighting of the first candle of the menorah. The event included hot lahtkas, soup, music, dreidels and celebration of the kickoff the Jewish holiday. But for Weingarten, the holiday means much more. Weingarten said that, as celebrated today, the holiday has a universal message for Jewish people and non-Jewish people. He said the message is about bringing light into the darkness...
      Chabad House Lubavitch of Eastern Michigan–Flint, MI
Joe Biden Marks Start of Hanukkah at National Menorah
AP,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The smell of latkes - fresh potato pancakes - wafted over the National Mall on Tuesday as Vice President Joe Biden marked the first night of Hanukkah. On the Ellipse outside the White House, Mr. Biden passed a torch to a rabbi who was then lifted high into the air as he lit the national menorah, with a trio of cantors singing traditional Hanukkah songs...
      Lubavitcher Center–Philadelphia, PA
      American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad)–Washington, DC
Steven Sotloff Remembered in Hanukkah Tribute
WSVN-TV - Miami. FL,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
As the first day of Hanukkah arrived in South Florida, a touching tribute was held to remember a local journalist killed by ISIS terrorists. At around 6 p.m. Tuesday the parents of Steven Sotloff, Art and Shirley Sotloff, arrived at the Chabad Center of Kendall. The tribute marked the first public appearance by Sotloff's parents since their son's memorial...
      Chabad Center of Kendall & Pinecrest–Miami, FL
Springfield Official at Hanukkah Menorah Lighting: 'Jesus is the Reason for the Season'
Republican Newsroom - MA,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah celebrates two miracles, neither of which are attributed to Jesus:...
      Lubavitch Yeshiva Academy–Longmeadow, MA
Menorah Lit in Downtown Wilmington
WWAY - Wilmington, NC,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The menorah is lit in Downtown Wilmington. Hanukkah officially kicked off at sundown Tuesday. Dozens were on hand to celebrate the lighting of the first candle of the menorah to symbolize the first day of the holiday. Mayor Bill Saffo says just having the menorah in Downtown Wilmington is a symbol of the Port City’s growing diversity...
      Chabad Of Wilmington–Wilmington, NC
Eight-Day Jewish Festival of Hanukkah Begins
AP,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The first flames of a a giant Hanukkah Menorah in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 burn at the launch of the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, named Hanukkah. The lights were inflamed by German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
Video - Berlin: Chanukka-Leuchter vor dem Brandenburger Tor
Tageschau,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
Berlin Jews Celebrate Hanukkah
Getty Images,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The first lamp of a large scale menorah lights in front of the Brandenburg Gate on December 16, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. It is the first day in the celebration of Hanukkah. Berlin is home to a growing Jewish population, many of whom are immigrants from the former Soviet Union, after the local Jewish community was devastated by the Holocaust before and during World War II. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
Community Invited to Chanukah Event this Weekend
WTXL - Tallahassee, FL,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tonight is the first night of Chanukah and this morning on Sunrise, we learned a little about the Jewish holiday. Rabbi Schneur Oirechman and Udi Oirechman from Chabad of Tallahassee, a Jewish outreach organization, joined us on the show to talk about some Hanukkah traditions including the tradition of the Menorah. You can watch the interview by clicking on the video to the left...
      Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle - Tallahassee–Tallahassee, FL
Retail Commandos: Hanukkah Events at Brevard Malls
Florida Today,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...A few days later, on Thursday, Dec. 18, Konikov will lead a Hanukkah parade, with cars and floats, which starts at the Chabad center at 1190 Highway A1A at 6 p.m. and ends in the parking lot of Chase bank in Melbourne Square Mall. At Melbourne Square, there will be food and performances starting at 7 p.m. Thursday's Hanukkah performance roster includes a juggler from Disney's Epcot Center...
      Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts–Satellite Beach, FL
Photos: Lighting of Menorah in Viera
Florida Today,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Caption: Children from around Brevard County sing in the Town Center of The Avenue Viera during the lighting of the menorah to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah.
      Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts–Satellite Beach, FL
Two Delaware Rabbis Head to White House
News Journal - DE,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Rabbi Michael Beals couldn't deal with the Orkin man knocking on his door Tuesday afternoon. The rabbi for the Conservative Congregation Beth Shalom in north Wilmington had places to go. "I'm sorry," he told the pest control worker. "I'm on my way to the White House." ...Rabbi Chuni Vogel, of Chabad-Lubavitch of Delaware, was invited by the national Chabad movement, which organizes the event. He, too, had to bow out because the local Chabad is hosting its own menorah lighting Tuesday night.
      Chabad Lubavitch of Delaware–Wilmington, DE
      American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad)–Washington, DC
The Light of Chanukah is on the Road Again: From Victoria to Campbell River
Campbell River Mirror - BC,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Campbell River is warming up this winter with the Light of Chanukah touring from Victoria. The annual public Menorah lighting will be held at the City Hall front steps with Mayor Andy Adams. This festive event tomorrow (Dec. 18) at 3 p.m.is free and open to the public. “It is wonderful for our community to experience the support being demonstrated by the Provincial Government and the Mayors of our participating municipalities in marking Chanukah this year.” – Rabbi Meir Kaplan, Director, Chabad Vancouver Island...
      Chabad of Vancouver Island–Victoria, BC Canada
Worcester Girl to Read Essay at Lighting of National Menorah
Worcester Telegram,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
..."I'm excited and nervous," the polite sixth-grader said Monday afternoon at her family's home on Midland Street. "I'm honored, and I'm speechless." Well, more honored than speechless. An essay that the former Yeshiva Academy student wrote about what Hanukkah means to her is the reason she's heading to Washington, D.C., to take part in the annual National Menorah Lighting...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Central Massachusetts–Worcester, MA
      American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad)–Washington, DC
Web Sightings: Jewish.tv Answers Hanukkah Questions and More
Newsday,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
If you're wondering what Hanukkah is all about, have we got a website for you. Jewish.tv offers a holiday basket of information about the Festival of Lights, which begins at sundown tomorrow. Children can choose holiday cartoons, from 96 seconds to 17 minutes long, while their parents can opt for more intellectual videos...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Hanukkah to Begin on December 16
Austrian Tribune - SC,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...Devorah Marrus, a self-described "foodie" along with her husband, Rabbi Levi Marrus, loves making these fantastic potato latkes. The couple also makes sure that they tell their three children the story of the Maccabees and their fight to regain the temple from the Syrian-Greeks, who had desecrated the holy place by putting idols within its sanctuary...
      Chabad of South Carolina–Columbia, SC
Hanukkah, Festival of Lights, Begins Tonight
Mid-Hudson News - NY,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, begins at sundown tonight (Tuesday). The holiday celebrates the miracle that enough lamp oil for one day lasted for eight, noted Rabbi Pesach Burston of Monroe Chabad...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Orange County–Chester, NY
If Chabad Becomes More Dominant, American Judaism Will Change
L.A. Jewish Journal,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...The Pew study, Chabad's Samuel Kaplan said, is "great news". Maybe For Chabad. Others are still debating the exact meaning of the numbers (Wertheimer-Cohen vs. Saxe – business as usual). They should be debating the impact that a Chabad insurgency is going to have on the American Jewish world. If Chabad keeps growing, how does it change American Judaism? Think about affiliation: Chabad turns the system of affiliation upside-down...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Happy Hanukkah: Festival of Lights Begins Today at Sundown
Southhold Local,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tonight marks the eve of the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev: the beginning of the festival of light, Hanukkah. The eight-day festival “celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality,” according to Chabad.org...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Community Chanukah Lighting scheduled for Dec. 16
City-Sentinel - OK,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Leaders of the Oklahoma City Jewish community have extended their invitation to a ceremonial lighting of a Hannukkah (also spelled Chanukah) Memorah on Tuesday evening (December 16). The event will begin at 5 p.m. at the Chicksaw Bricktown Ballpark. U.S. Senator-elect James Lankford will join Rabbi Ovadia Goldman of the Chabad Community Center and other guests for the event...
      Chabad Community Center For Jewish Life and Learning–Oklahoma City, OK
Huge Detroit Menorah Lights the Way Tonight for Hanukkah
Detroit Free Press,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Forty years ago, an Orthodox Jewish group lit a big menorah at the historic Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. It was the start of a tradition that Chabad, which has chapters in metro Detroit, has continued, lighting menorahs in public spaces around the U.S. and world to celebrate Hanukkah, religious freedom and hope. This evening, Detroit will feature its 4th annual menorah lighting at Campus Martius in an event that’s expected to draw more than 3,000. The lighting of the 25-foot-tall menorah kicks off the start of Hanukkah. The eight-day Jewish holiday begins at sundown today and ends next Wednesday...
      The Shul - Jack & Miriam Shenkman Building–West Bloomfield, MI
Public Menorah Lightings Around the Globe Include Brooklyn Events
AP,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...Following a tradition sponsored and organized by Chabad Lubavitch in Brooklyn, a giant menorah will be lit each night of Hanukkah at Grand Army Plaza, beginning Dec. 16. According to chabadparkslope.com, all eight nights of the holiday will be “celebrated with live music, hot latkes and gifts for the children.” The Dec. 16 lighting will take place at 6 p.m. Chabad is a Jewish outreach organization that sponsors hundreds of events around the world...
      Chabad of Park Slope–Brooklyn, NY
Hanukkah Candle Lighting to Commemorate Journalist Killed by ISIS
Newsweek,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...“It was one of his defining characteristics,” his father, Arthur Sotloff, told Chabad.org. “Steve was always focused on revealing persecution wherever it occurred. His grandparents taught him about the price of remaining silent,” he said, referring to Sotloff’s grandparents on his mother’s side, both Holocaust survivors. “He worked to keep Jewish traditions in dark places, and we felt that really symbolizes the eight-day holiday of [Hanukkah], which celebrates freedom and light,” said Rabbi Yossi Harlig, co-director of the Chabad Center of Kendall & Pinecrest, who extended the invitation to the Sotloffs...
      Chabad Center of Kendall & Pinecrest–Miami, FL
Aussie Jews Hope Hanukkah Lights Will Brighten Gloom After Sydney Siege
Haaretz,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...Rabbi Elimelech Levy, from Chabad Youth of New South Wales, told Haaretz he hoped the giant menorah would be erected in Martin Place in time for Thursday’s public candle-lighting. “We haven’t cancelled it [and] we are waiting to hear back from authorities,” he said. “We’d like it to go ahead, and to pay tribute to the victims of terror." Added Levy: “If we cancel the event we are giving terrorist exactly what they want. We want to do it compassionately for the victims.”...
      Yeshiva Centre - Chabad NSW HQ–Bondi Beach, NSW Australia
Gov.-Elect Hogan Lighting Big Maryland Menorah
Daily Record - MD,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is helping Maryland’s Jewish community celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a 30-foot menorah in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The Republican leader joins other dignitaries at the event Tuesday night in McKeldin Square. The event also includes a parade...
      Chabad Center and Lubavitch of Maryland–Baltimore, MD
Chanukah Services to Light the Season
Coastal Point - MD,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...For those looking to celebrate, there is a menorah lighting on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at Chabad of the Eastern Shore in Ocean City, Md., located at 137th Street. On Wednesday, the temple will host a public party at 6:30 p.m. at Pemberton Coffee House in Salisbury, Md. Everyone is welcome, and they don’t need to bring anything. “I ask people to probably go online, let us know they’re coming, so we know how many people to prepare for,” Cohen said...
      Chabad Lubavitch Center of Eastern Shore–Ocean City, MD
Hanukkah Facts: 10 Things You May Not Know
Central Florida Future,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Put on your Yamaka, because here comes Hanukkah. Starting Tuesday evening, the annual Jewish tradition Hanukkah will be in full force with presents, food and festivities galore. An eight-day festival of lights, the holiday celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, or good over evil, according to Chabad.org, and runs through Dec. 23...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Hanukkah Celebrates Religious Freedom, Brings Families Together
State College News - Penn State,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...Rabbi Nosson Meretsky of Penn State Chabad says the menorah is traditionally displayed in a place where the light can be seen from public, such as a window. Over the past 40 years, a new tradition has emerged where giant, public menorahs are lit all over the world. Meretsky says this is a way of “publicizing the miracles” God has performed, and it also serves as a reminder for Jews to be a source of light in their communities. “Because Hanukkah is known as the Festival of Lights, in my family we always talk about what it means to be a light,” Kaufman says...
      Chabad of Penn State–State College, PA
Wolper Grants Announced
Australian Jewish News,Tuesday, December 16, 2014
...NSW Friendship Circle’s Rabbi Sender Kavka said the organisation was “thrilled” to receive funding for its fortnightly Sunday Circle program. “The program is crucial for the sense of wellbeing and community for children with special needs, and the teenagers that volunteer to play with, befriend and get to know them equally benefit from the kindness of Wolper,” Rabbi Kavka said. “The funds will enable us to set up a sensory-friendly play space and engage professionals to direct the play to achieve therapeutic benefits.”...
      The Friendship Circle–Rose Bay, NSW Australia
Hanukkah Menorah Lighting scheduled for Dadeland Mall
Miami's Community Newspapers,Monday, December 15, 2014
Dadeland Mall and Chabad of West Kendall and The Falls invite the community to celebrate the Festival of Lights during a public Menorah Lighting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 18, 5-7 p.m., at Dadeland Mall. For many, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew a sense of identity. The Hanukkah lights provides warmth, joy, strength, and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a communitywide celebration to take place at Dadeland Mall this Hanukkah. Following the kindling, the program will feature delicious Hanukkah food, children activities, and live Hanukkah music....
      Chabad of West Kendall & The Falls–Miami, FL
Local Jewish Preschool Follows Reggio Emilia Approach
East Valley Tribune - AZ,Monday, December 15, 2014
...“When you go talk to someone in childhood education they say things like, ‘Children are our future, we give them the skills to grow and be in the real world,’” said Shternie Deitsch, director of the preschool. “Our take is a little different. Our take is the kids matter the way they are now. They are full people with intelligence, ideas, emotions and they are important as they are now. We view the kids as little explorers and researchers and we try to make the environment such that invites them to explore and learn on their own.”...
      Chabad of the East Valley–Chandler, AZ
Grand Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting Set for Thursday, Dec. 18
Your Houston News,Monday, December 15, 2014
The public is invited to attend the fourth annual Grand Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Central Park in Market Street in The Woodlands. Rabbi Mendel Blecher, of Chabad of The Woodlands, will lead the lighting of the 9-foot, eight-branched Menorah. The lighting is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. and there is no cost to attend. Children’s crafts and entertainment will be featured along with traditional Chanukah food, including fried foods like hot latkes, also known as potato pancakes, and doughnuts. Musical performances of Chanukah songs will immediately follow...
      Chabad of The Woodlands–Spring, TX
In Lugansk, an Icy Ukraine Winter Tests a War-Torn Community
JTA,Monday, December 15, 2014
...As they face these hardships, Lugansk Jews have received assistance from international Jewish groups, including food from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, or JDC, and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, or IFCJ. The distribution of the packages has been coordinated in part by the Lugansk Chabad emissary in exile, Rabbi Shalom Gopin, who is in Israel...
      Jewish Community of Lugansk–Lugansk, Ukraine
Fremont Street Getting Festive With Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Las Vegas Review-Journal,Monday, December 15, 2014
The Fremont Street Experience will celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah on Tuesday with this year’s edition of downtown Las Vegas’ Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Fremont and Fourth streets. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will light the menorah. Rabbi Shea Harlig, director of Chabad of Southern Nevada, then will lead a ceremony to welcome the celebration of Jewish religious freedom and identity...
      Chabad of Southern Nevada–Las Vegas, NV
Menorah Lighting to Be Held Tuesday in Campus Martius During Annual Chanukah Celebration
WXYZ - Detroit, MI,Monday, December 15, 2014
Final preparations are under way for the fourth annual Menorah in the D Chanukah celebration. The celebration includes the installation of a 26-foot-tall Menorah in Campus Martius park.The official lighting will be held during a special celebration Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., during the first night of Chanukah...
      The Shul - Jack & Miriam Shenkman Building–West Bloomfield, MI
      Chabad of Greater Downtown Detroit –Detroit, MI
Hanukkah 2014: History behind the Jewish 'Festival of Lights'
International Business Times,Monday, December 15, 2014
...Since the 1970s, the worldwide Chabad Hasidic movement has initiated menorah lightings in open public spaces globally.
      American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad)–Washington, DC
Hanukkah Celebrations Planned This Week
Intelligencer - Bucks County, PA,Monday, December 15, 2014
When sundown comes Tuesday, a candle will be lit at the Bucks County Courthouse where members of the area’s Jewish community will gather to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah, the eight-day commemoration of rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees after their victory over the Syrians. Following the outdoor ceremony at 6 p.m., led by Rabbi Mendel Prus of Chabad Lubavitch of Doylestown, latkes will be served and dreidels given out inside the courthouse where magician and juggler David Darwin will perform. The event is free...
      Lubavitch of Central Bucks County West–Doylestown, PA
Menorah-Making Connects Participants With Tradition, Light, Goodness
Frederick News Post - MD,Monday, December 15, 2014
...While some people may light their candles in precious metal menorahs, Sunday's workshop participants can have their candles stand in the metal nuts they pounded into wooden bases. Boruch Labkowski arranged for the second annual workshop at the Home Depot on Urbana Pike, where coordinator Mark Susi conducts children's projects at least once a month in the store and by appointment at other times and places. For this special request, he faced a kind of square-peg-into-a-round-hole challenge, figuring to have six-sided nuts set into the wood to act as candle holders...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Frederick –Frederick, MD
Festival of Lights a Meaningful Event
Times Herald-Record - Orange County, NY,Monday, December 15, 2014
...Wednesday, a 9-foot popcorn menorah will be the center of the celebration from 5-8 p.m. at Colonial Lanes, 78 Brookside Ave. in Chester. There will be a balloon show, a hot buffet dinner, potato latkes and donuts, traditional symbols of the celebration, and dreidels, toy tops that children of all ages spin. - Thursday, a celebration will be at 5:30 p.m. at Crane Park Island Gazebo, at 711 Route 17M, Monroe. Buckets of gelt, covered chocolate coins, will be shared from a Hanukkah firetruck, thanks to the Village of Monroe Fire Department and the Monroe Police Department...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Orange County–Chester, NY
Steven Sotloff’s Parents to Light Public Menorah in His Memory
JTA,Monday, December 15, 2014
The parents of Steven Sotloff, the Jewish journalist who was beheaded by a member of ISIS, will light a public menorah in Miami in his memory. Arthur and Shirley Sotloff will light the first candle of Hanukkah on Tuesday night at the Chabad center. “Steve was a proud Jew who always enjoyed the holidays,” Arthur Sotloff told Chabad.org. “It was one of his defining characteristics. “Hanukkah is a time we commemorate the vanquishing of our enemies who tried to deprive us of our right to live with Torah. The Maccabees fought for Judaism, and Steve fought for the values they endowed us with.”...
      Chabad Center of Kendall & Pinecrest–Miami, FL
‘Rapping Rabbi’ and ‘Techno-Menorah’ At Bethesda Row’s Hannukah Celebration
Bethesda Now - MD,Monday, December 15, 2014
...This year’s event, set for Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on Bethesda Lane, will feature the techno-Menorah adorned with thousands of colored LED lights that flash and pulsate to music. The rapping rabbi will perform and, as usual, there will be latkes, jelly donuts and chocolate Hannukah gelt. Each child in attendance will get a glow-in-the-dark gift. The eight-day Jewish holiday of Hannukah starts at sundown Tuesday.
      Chabad of Bethesda–Bethesda, MD
Jewish Chanukah Festival Starts at 6 p.m. Tomorrow at Stoneridge Shopping Center
Pleasanton Weekly - CA,Monday, December 15, 2014
Members of the Chabad of the Tri-Valley will mark the start of Chanukah from 5:30-7 p.m. tomorrow with its 10th Annual Chanukah Wonderland at Stoneridge Shopping Center, with the menorah lighting at 6:30 p.m. Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish festival of light and dates back 21 centuries when a small band of faithful Jews reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of God...
      Chabad of the Tri - Valley–Pleasanton, CA
CSU Students Celebrate Hanukkah During Finals Week
Rocky Mountain Collegian,Monday, December 15, 2014
...Lorsch also said that Hillel and Chabad, another Jewish organization for students, will have candle lightings every night. “Since freshmen can’t light candles in their dorms, there will be candle lightings pretty close to campus,” Lorsch said...
Chanukah at Senior Living: Sharing in the Light
Senior Living Blog,Monday, December 15, 2014
...On these visits Chanukah’s intergenerational character is evident. Rabbi Moscowitz noted that one of the most special parts of these visits is “the smile the seniors have when they see the children,” and similarly the sense of pride the children take in visiting. Rabbi Moscowitz elaborated on the importance of making sure that generations come together and that elderly adults in senior communities are included, tying it in to the symbolic importance of light to Chanukah:...
      Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois–Chicago, IL
Jewish Festival of Lights Begins Tuesday Night
Star News - NC,Sunday, December 14, 2014
Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at nightfall Tuesday, and Wilmington congregations are planning celebrations. Chabad of Wilmington will hold its annual public lighting of a giant menorah at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington. Mayor Bill Saffo is expected to attend, said Rabbi Moshe Lieblich...
      Chabad Of Wilmington–Wilmington, NC
Jewish Community in Aggieland Coming Together to Celebrate Hanukkah
Eagle - Bryan-College Station, TX,Sunday, December 14, 2014
... The Rohr Chabad Jewish Center typically holds a menorah-lighting ceremony on campus; though, due to the finals schedule this year, all three will hold ceremonies elsewhere. The Rohr Chabad Jewish Center will light a 13-foot-tall menorah at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the center, and hold a lighting and craft event Wednesday at 6:30. Students have a chance to participate when they light the large menorah every evening, said Rabbi Yossi Lazaroff, and the center will host a party Friday night...
      Rohr Chabad Jewish Center at Texas A&M University–College Station, TX
CityPlace Menorah Lighting Set for Wednesday
Palm Beach Post - FL,Sunday, December 14, 2014
Chabad of West Palm Beach will light a giant menorah made of sand at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday the second night of Hanukkah, at the fountains at CityPlace. Mayor Jeri Muoio, State Attorney Dave Aronberg and others will be on hand. The event is set to start at 4:30 p.m. with crafts and games, face painting, a bounce house and traditional Hanukkah food. Call 561-659-7770 or visit www.JewishWPB.com.
      Chabad of West Palm Beach–West Palm Beach, FL
Menorah Lighting in Norton on Dec. 15
Easton, MA Wicked Local,Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Chabad of Mansfield will host a menorah lighting Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Mansfield Avenue and West Main Street in Norton to light the giant menorah and celebrate religious freedom. A brand new menorah was hand crafted this year and is sponsored in memory of Norton resident Stanley Leeds. Latkes, hot cocoa, music and dancing will be part of the event...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Mansfield, MA
40 Years of Public Hanukkah
Castanet - Kelowna, BC,Sunday, December 14, 2014
Chabad Okanagan will once again light a public 9ft menorah erected at Stuart Park across from City Hall, followed by a community celebration on Tuesday Dec. 16 at 5 p.m., the first night of Hanukkah. This is the fourth year the city has supported the erecting and lighting of the menorah in Stuart Park. The ceremony will feature Mayor Colin Basran, dignitaries and community leaders...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Kelowna–Kelowna, BC Canada
Build-Your-Own-Menorah Workshop Held Before Chanukah
WLTX - Columbia, SC,Sunday, December 14, 2014
In just a few days Chanukah begins, and Sunday, a celebration of the Jewish faith was held at a special workshop. With donated tools and materials, a group of kids were being taught their long history. Down the aisles of an otherwise quiet home improvement store, a group of kids were learning about years of religious tradition one hammer, one nail and one paint stroke at a time with a Menorah workshop. "It all starts with passing things on from one generation to the next," said Keven Cohen, who showed up to the workshop with his 8-year-old son, Jacob Sunday...
      Chabad of South Carolina–Columbia, SC
Children Make Menorahs at The Home Depot Workshop
Quad City Times - IA,Sunday, December 14, 2014
In the hands of 15 children, plain wood and plumbing fixtures became colorful menorahs on Sunday afternoon at The Home Depot, Bettendorf. Chabad Lubavitch of the Quad-Cities offered the free pre-Hanukkah workshop at 920 Middle Road. Jason Paskvan of Davenport, who works in commercial sales at the Home Depot, said a lot of chabads — an Orthodox Hasidic Jewish movement — have been holding similar workshops at the home improvement stores throughout the country. “I wanted to do something really cool,” he said. He cut plumbing pipes and provided children with hammers, wooden foundations and protective eyeglasses so they could customize their menorahs...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Quad Cities–Davenport, IA
Chanukah in a Box?
Boulder Jewish News,Sunday, December 14, 2014
Do you know someone who doesn’t have a Menorah to light for Chanukah? At Boulder County Center for Judaism, we are happy to help you and your family to fulfill the mitzvah of lighting the menorah on Chanukah by providing everything you need in one handy kit. Our Chanukah-in-a-Box kit contains everything you need: – a menorah, enough candles for eight nights, and step-by-step instructions and the required blessings for lighting the Chanukah candles. You can order a kit in advance and pick it up from us...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Boulder County–Boulder, CO
Hanukkah Celebrations Begin Tuesday Around Harford
Baltimore Sun,Sunday, December 14, 2014
...Harford Chabad will host a community celebration at 5 p.m. Dec. 21 in Shamrock Park in Bel Air, which includes a menorah lighting and a donation drive to support SARC, Harford County's nonprofit organization for victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Schusterman is a member of SARC's domestic violence prevention committee. "I've seen firsthand people that they've helped, and they're a wonderful organization that generally does a good job of bringing light to people that definitely need it," he said...
      Harford Chabad–Bel Air, MD
Dreidel is Dreadful: The Classic Hannukah Game is Slow and Unfair. So We Fixed it.
Slate,Sunday, December 14, 2014
...Dreidel, by contrast, is a simple game. There is just one game piece other than the money. The rule page provided by Chabad contains just six main rules...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad Jewish Center of Mansfield sets Hanukkah events in Norton, Mansfield and North Attleboro
Attleboro Sun Chronicle - MA,Saturday, December 13, 2014
...The Chabad Jewish Center is accepting donations of hats, mittens, scarves and socks for children, and will "dress" the 9-foot menorah with some of those items at the Mansfield lighting planned for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 on the South Common in front of Town Hall in Mansfield. The menorah will be lit by local officials at 3:30 p.m., and chocolate gelt (coins), dreidels, dancing and music will be followed by a Hanukkah party with clay menorah making...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Mansfield, MA
Shining Lights on a Miracle
Winnipeg Free Press,Saturday, December 13, 2014
...Here in Winnipeg, the Orthodox Chabad Lubavitch movement has been spreading the lessons of Hanukkah and other Jewish holidays since 1972. With the aim of enhancing Jewish spiritual life and making Jews more Jewish, it sponsors myriad innovative educational programs throughout the year. These activities attract hundreds of Jewish community members, most of whom are not religiously observant. In keeping with this tradition, Chabad will hold its annual outdoor menorah lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 16, the first night of Hanukkah. On the Sunday before that, it will hold its second annual menorah-making workshop at a local Home Depot...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg–Winnipeg, MB Canada
Is Hanukkah Getting More Popular in Europe?
Haaretz,Saturday, December 13, 2014
...In Budapest’s Jewish quarters, there are several large menorahs publicly lit in several open spaces. Besides the one set up every year by Chabad-Lubavitch – the Hasidic group that lights more than 40 “public menorahs” around the globe – there are several events organized by smaller groups...
      Chabad Lubavitch UK Hdqts.–London, England
      Lubavitch of Hungary–Budapest, Hungary
      Chabad-Lubavitch–Milan, Italy
      Beit Loubavitch Centre Siège–Paris, France
All Aboard The Chanukah Train on Dec. 18
Los Gatos, CA Patch,Saturday, December 13, 2014
Create a new Chanukah tradition with Roaring Camp Railroads and Chabad by the Sea! Gather at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on the 3rd night of Chanukah for the lighting of the menorah and then set off on an incredible train ride in Roaring Camp’s comfortable excursion cars adorned with thousands of shining lights and Chanukah decorations...
      Chabad By The Sea–S. Cruz, CA
Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting is Tuesday in Woodstock
Cherokee Tribune - GA,Saturday, December 13, 2014
The seventh annual Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting in Cherokee County is Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock. This year’s Chanukah is kicking off locally in a big way with the carving of a giant ice menorah. Sponsored by the Chabad Jewish Center in Kennesaw, which serves the Jewish community in Cherokee, north Fulton and north Cobb counties, the celebration is for all in the community who would like to attend...
      Chabad Jewish Center - KSU & West Cobb–Kennesaw, GA
Hanukkah Celebration Slated for Vacaville
Reporter - Vacaville, CA,Saturday, December 13, 2014
Chabad of Solano County will celebrate the first night of the festival of Hanukkah with a Grand Menorah Lighting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Vacaville’s Town Square. Retired Mayor Steve Hardy and Mayor Len Augustine will light the 12-foot menorah using a scissor lift, donated by All-Star Rental of Davis. Hanukkah greetings will be delivered by city, county and state officials. Following the kindling, the program will feature a juggling show by the Kyle Johnson, traditional Hanukkah treats, kids menorah craft, live music and more...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Solano County–Vacaville, CA
Menorah Lightings, Hanakkah Celebrations All Over The State
Hartford Courant - CT,Saturday, December 13, 2014
Anyone can learn about Hanukkah by going to a Jewish community center or a synagogue. But Rabbi Yosef Wolvovsky wants even more people to know about the Festival of Lights... So Wolvovsky, executive director of the Benet Rothstein Chabad Jewish Center in Glastonbury, is helping to kick off observances with a Hanukkah Parade, a procession of vehicles with menorahs mounted on the top, on Monday, Dec. 15...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Glastonbury, CT
A Menorah at Brandenburg Gate
Israel Hayom,Friday, December 12, 2014
...Segal adds, "You can't force Jews to celebrate Hanukkah only. That's not our way." Yet again, he points to the half-full glass. "There are many Jews who celebrate Hanukkah and put a fir tree in their homes. But still, we can say up front that Jewish identity is actually getting stronger here in Berlin. More synagogues are being opened, and the trend is a positive one. I am sure that this year, more households will be lighting the Hanukkah candles than bringing home fir trees."...
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
Jewish Event Extends Cheer to Children at Grand River Hospital
Waterloo Region Record,Friday, December 12, 2014
...Last year, more than 400 people joined the celebration. Organizer of the event, Rabbi Moshe Goldman of the Rohr Chabad Centre for Jewish Life, said this year they are looking for a way to increase its impact. To compliment Hanukkah's theme of bringing light to darkness, there will be a toy drive to support children hospitalized at Grand River over the holiday season. "For a child who's in the hospital, particularly if they're dealing with something very serious, that can be a very dark time and a toy from a stranger might be some small way that we could add just a drop of light to the darkness they're dealing with," Goldman said...
      The Rohr Chabad Centre for Jewish Life–Waterloo, ON Canada
Cavs’ Blatt to Give Assist With Public Square Menorah Lighting
Cleveland Jewish News,Friday, December 12, 2014
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt will light the menorah, alongside Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, when Downtown Chabad of Cleveland holds its grand menorah lighting ceremony on the first night of Chanukah at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 16 on Public Square in Cleveland. “Getting coach Blatt to light the menorah was a very big deal for us,” said Rabbi Yossi Freedman, director of Downtown Chabad. “There has been, thank G-d, an outpouring of interest from the community in joining the event. “Just over the past few days, we saw the need to up our game beyond our past years, and we’re working hard on it.”...
      Chabad of Downtown Cleveland–Cleveland, OH
Annual Menorah Lighting Scheduled at SanTan Village in Gilbert
East Valley Tribune - AZ,Friday, December 12, 2014
The Chabad Jewish Center in Gilbert will have its annual Menorah lighting event at SanTan Village on Dec. 17. Attendees will receive latkes and doughnuts during the event, while children will also get a gift for visiting. The event is from 6-6:30 p.m. at the west end of Harkins Court at the shopping center, 2218 E. Williams Field Road.
      Chabad of Gilbert Jewish Center–Gilbert, AZ
The Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah Begins this Week
Tallahassee Democrat - FL,Friday, December 12, 2014
...This year Hanukkah begins at sundown on Tuesday and ends at sundown Dec. 24. So if you observe both Christmas and Hanukkah, you’re in for many consecutive days of celebration this year — pace yourself. At 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21 at Lake Ella, Chabad of Tallahassee will hold its annual Hanukkah celebration with the lighting of a giant popcorn menorah. Happy Paprika!
      Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle - Tallahassee–Tallahassee, FL
The Shamash Kindles All the Candles
Destin Log - FL,Friday, December 12, 2014
...The Lubavitcher Rebbe, the leader of the worldwide Chabad movement, taught a beautiful lesson about the Shamash. It’s the Shamash that kindles all the candles. It is THE candle that brings all the others to “life.” Everything starts from the Shamash. This is the reason why the Shamash stands higher than all the candles. This is a lesson to all of us, when dealing with spiritual “light” vs. “darkness.” We can all be a “Shamash.” Doing a good deed, a Mitzvah, brings spiritual light to the world. Just to do it yourself is insufficient; we can share this light with others...
      Chabad of the Emerald Coast–Destin, FL
Menorah Lighting Set for Dec. 18
Houston Chronicle - TX,Friday, December 12, 2014
The lighting of a nine-foot, seven-branched canelabra Menorah will take place during the Grand Chanukah Celebration led by Rabbi Mendel Blecher at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18 at Central Park at Market Street. The fourth-annual event will include traditional Chanukah food, musical entertainment and activities for the whole family...
      Chabad of The Woodlands–Spring, TX
Public Menorah Lighting in Downtown Modesto Signals the Start of Hanukkah
Modesto Bee - CA,Friday, December 12, 2014
...Hanukkah marks a victory by the Maccabees in their struggle for religious and political freedom. According to www.chabad.org, a Jewish educational website, in 165 B.C., Israel was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian Greeks), who sought to forcefully Hellenize the people of Israel. Against all odds, a small band of faithful Jews – the Maccabees – defeated one of the mightiest armies on Earth and reclaimed the holy temple in Jerusalem. But the temple had been desecrated, and when the people wanted to light its menorah, they found only a one-day supply of holy olive oil left. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days until new, ritually pure oil could be prepared...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Public Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Scheduled for Homestead, Dec. 16
Miami's Community Newspapers,Friday, December 12, 2014
The seventh annual nine-foot menorah lighting at Losner Park in Homestead will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m. Dignitaries from Homestead City Council will be honored at the lighting of the menorah. The event will include music, gifts for kids, Hanukkah cookies, latke’s, doughnuts, a raffle and fun for all ages. There also will be a Hanukkah Olive Press Presentation Workshop...
      Chabad of Cutler Bay & Homestead–Cutler Bay, FL
Chanukah Parade to Roll Down Pleasanton's Main Street
Oroville Mercury Register- CA,Friday, December 12, 2014
This year's Chanukah celebration in the East Bay will welcome a first, a parade through the streets of Pleasanton on Dec. 21. Ten Menorah-adorned vehicles will depart from Chabad of the Tri Valley beginning at 6 p.m., winding through town to 915 Main St., where a large Menorah will be kindled with music, and the serving of traditional holiday doughnuts and potato latkes...
      Chabad of the Tri - Valley–Pleasanton, CA
Church-State Debate Still Rages, but Public Hanukkah Menorahs Gain Wider Acceptance
JNS,Friday, December 12, 2014
...“Chabad is out there in the world to make sure that every Jew is not forgotten. Every Jew is remembered and thought about, and that every Jew maintains a connection to their heritage, so there is an assurance for the continuity of Judaism,” said Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld, a Pittsburgh-based Chabad emissary who has extensive experience on this issue due to his involvement in County of Allegheny v. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the 1989 Supreme Court case on a publicly displayed nativity scene and 18-foot-tall menorah in Pittsburgh...
      Chabad Jewish Center –Cincinnati, OH
      Lubavitcher Center–Philadelphia, PA
      Chabad Lubavitch of Pittsburgh–Pittsburgh, PA
Menorah-Mounted Vehicles Bringing Light During First Chanukah Parade
Middletown Press - CT,Friday, December 12, 2014
As Wesleyan’s student community departs campus for winter break, Rabbi Levi Schectman and his family will represent the Middletown Jewish community in the region’s first Chanukah Parade on Monday. Several central Connecticut Jewish centers will join together for procession of Menorah-mounted vehicles, riding through West Hartford, Hartford and Glastonbury. Delegations from throughout the region are also expected, with participants traveling from towns and cities as far as Western Massachusetts...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Glastonbury, CT
      Chabad @ Wesleyan University–Middletown, CT
Pollies’ Chanukah Greetings
Australian Jewish News,Thursday, December 11, 2014
...Each year the Premier proudly hosts the annual lighting of the menorah at Parliament House, in association with the Yeshiva Centre attached to the Chabad NSW Headquarters, and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. Jewish cultural celebrations, like Chanukah, are firmly enshrined in our State’s annual programme of multicultural events...
Torah Club to Hold Menorah-Lighting Tuesday
Friday Flyer,Thursday, December 11, 2014
...According to chabad.org, Hanukkah (or Chanukah) celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality. Here is chabad.org's description...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Stabbed Israeli Student Improving as Mother Arrives in N.Y.
JTA,Thursday, December 11, 2014
The condition of the Israeli rabbinical student who was stabbed at Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn was upgraded. Levi Rosenblatt, 22, who was stabbed in the neck and head on Tuesday while praying, was upgraded from critical to serious but stable condition, though he remains confused about why he is in the hospital, the New York Daily News reported Thursday...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Israeli Student ‘On the Right Track To Recovery’ After Being Stabbed in Head at Chabad-lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn
NY Daily News,Thursday, December 11, 2014
...Over at the Chabad center, 25-year-old Yosef Rebak thanked God for saving Rosenblatt — and himself. Rebak, who is seen in the video, was face-to-face with Peters at one point and used the only English words he knows to tell the intruder to “get out!” “He tried to push the guy away and the guy started chasing him,” Rebak’s Hebrew translator said. “He stopped and turned a very heavy table over into the guy’s path.” That bought enough time “for the miracle to occur,” said the interpreter, who asked not to be identified...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Hanukkah Festivities
Thousand Oaks Acorn - CA,Thursday, December 11, 2014
Chabad of the Conejo will celebrate Hanukkah with the following festivals for youth, teens, seniors and families. Hanukkah At The Shoppes will take place at 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 21 at the new Shoppes/Target Center in Westlake Village, 307070 Russell Ranch Road. The event will feature award-winning juggler Ivan Pecel, latkes, a giant menorah lighting, live music and crafts. Menorah displays will be placed in dozens of shopping centers, city halls and government facilities throughout the Agoura Hills/ Conejo Valley communities...
      Chabad of the Conejo–Agoura Hills, CA
Communitywide Hanukkah Celebration Set for Galleria of Mt. Lebanon
Pittsburgh Post Gazette,Thursday, December 11, 2014
Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, starts at sundown Tuesday, and everyone is invited to mark the occasion at the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon. Highlighting the celebration, which begins at 6 p.m., will be the lighting of the first candle of the Hanukkah menorah, a nine-branched candelabrum. Eight candles are lit during the eight days of the Festival of Lights, with the ninth used to kindle the others. “We are having a very, very beautiful celebration as we all join together to light the first candle,” said Rabbi Mendel Rosenblum of Chabad of the South Hills, which is organizing the event...
      Chabad of the South Hills–Pittsburgh, PA
Unique Ice Menorah Carving, Lighting At Ridge Hill In Yonkers
Yonkers, NY Daily Voice,Thursday, December 11, 2014
Ridge Hill is hosting its Annual Menorah Lighting on Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Ridge Hill’s Fountain Plaza. Expert ice artist TJ Neary from Touch of Ice will carve a glittering ice menorah. Join Rabbi Mendi Hurwitz from Chabad of Yonkers and Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano enjoying jelly donuts from Beigels Kosher Bakery and play a game of dreidel while listening to seasonal piano music by Andrew Brossov. The ice carving will begin at 4 p.m. and the festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. Fountain Plaza is at the North end of Market Street at Westchester’s Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd.
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Yonkers–Yonkers, NY
Community Prepares for Annual Menorah Lighting
Cherokee Ledger News - GA,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Chabad Jewish Center will take menorah lighting to new heights as it shares the message of Hanukkah with the community. “Lighting the menorah celebrates religious freedom — that’s really what this country is all about,” said Rabbi Zalman Charytan. “It commemorates a story that took place in ancient Israel when the Syrian Greek army, who were the rulers at that time, began the religious persecution of the Jewish people, who had to go underground to practice their faith.”...
      Chabad Jewish Center - KSU & West Cobb–Kennesaw, GA
Shooting of Synagogue Slasher Was By the Book
New York Post,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
NYPD cops desperately tried to get a disturbed man to drop his knife during a tense standoff in a Brooklyn synagogue on Tuesday, but were forced to fatally shoot him when he ignored their ­orders, officials said. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and some of the department’s fiercest critics agreed that the 1:45 a.m. shooting of Calvin ­Peters, 49, followed textbook guidelines for use of deadly force. “We estimate the officer was 3 to 5 feet from the suspect as he was coming at him,” Bratton said of the showdown at the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in Crown Heights...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Chanukah at The Shore: A “Wonderland” for Kids, Adult Parties, and Latkes for All
Jewish Community Voice - NJ,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
...Chanukah Wonderland: Chabad at the Shore and The Jersey Shore Children’s Museum are teaming up to offer “Chanukah Wonderland at the Mall,” a free event on Sunday, December 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Jersey Shore Children’s Museum (2nd floor near Sears) in the Hamilton Mall, 4403 Black Horse Pike, in Mays Landing. Open to the entire community, Chanukah Wonderland will include an amazing Juggling and Stunt Show by “Ben the Jester.” There will also be special guest appearances by Maccabees and other biblical heroes of the Chanukah story...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Atlantic & Cape May County–Margate City, NJ
Chabad Center to Open in Prescott
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Rabbi Elie and Bracha Filler recently relocated to Prescott to open Chabad of Prescott and plan to hold its first event during Hanukkah. Rabbi Filler was born in Palo Alto, California, studied in Los Angeles and then New York, where he was ordained in 2012. Since then, he has worked in outreach and has traveled throughout the country and to small cities in Venezuela and Germany that had no Jewish communities “to celebrate Jewish pride.” ...
Plattsburgh Mayor Declines Invitation to Light Menorah Candle
Plattsburgh Press Republican - NY,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
..."The question of what constitutes an endorsement of a religion is decided, as the Supreme Court has held, if it appears to a reasonable person that support is being given. "As mayor, my presence at a religious event not a part of my normal life could give a reasonable person the impression that the event has the city's endorsement.
      Chabad of Plattsburgh–Plattsburgh, NY
Chabad Plans Three Public Menorah Lighting Events
S. Louis Jewish Light,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Chabad centers in the St. Louis have planned the third annual Show-Me-Hanukkah program, designed to highlight the history and traditional observances of the holiday, which begins this year after nightfall on Tuesday, Dec. 16 and lasts for eight days. The program includes three menorah displays, with a public celebration at each on different nights of the holiday...
      Chabad of Greater St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
      Chabad on Campus serving Washington U. in St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
      Chabad of Chesterfield–Chesterfield, MO
Chabad at La Costa celebrates Chanukah
Coast News,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort, of the newly remodeled Chabad at La Costa, 1980 La Costa Ave., Carlsbad, noted the congregaton has moved into the new month of Kislev. Friday night services are at 4:30 p.m. and Chanukah begins Dec. 16. The Chabad will host a Giant Menorah Lighting...
      Chabad at La Costa–Carlsbad, CA
In 1980s, Menorah On Public Square Caused a Stir
S. Louis Jewish Light,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
...In 1982, when Rabbi Yosef Landa and his wife, Shiffy, were new to St. Louis, the established leadership of the local Jewish community had long opposed placement of Christmas displays — trees as well as Nativity scenes, or creches — in public places. Against this background, Landa approached the St. Louis County Executive at the time, Gene McNary, who approved the menorah display and took part in the lighting ceremony....
      Chabad of Greater St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
Synagogue Stabbing Victim Remains in Bellevue Hospital
Jewish Week,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Levi Rosenblat, the yeshiva student from Israel who was injured in the attack yesterday at the central Chabad-Lubavitch chasidic synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, remains hospitalized today. Rosenblat, 22, was transferred to Bellevue Hospital Center from Kings County Hospital after doctors determined that the knife stabbing of his left temple caused bleeding on the brain and possibly pressure on his brain...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Menorah Lighting Set for Tuesday in Port Washington
Port Washington, NY Patch,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation and Chabad of Port Washington invite the entire Port Washington community to the kindling of Port Washington’s largest Chanukah Menorah, at the site of the LIRR on Main Street. The event will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 16, the first night of Chanukah, at 6 p.m. Supervisor Judy Bosworth will be honored to light the giant 14-foot Menorah, while elected officials, community leaders, adults and families from all backgrounds, enjoy the festivities. This will be the 24th consecutive year that the giant Menorah is being lit at the LIRR location, ushering the Festival of Lights to our town...
      Chabad of Port Washington–Port Washington, NY
Chabad of Melbourne CBD to Light Menorah at Parliament House of Victoria
iNewswire,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
On Tuesday night December 16, 2014, Victorian Premiere, the Honourable Mr. Daniel Andrews and other Members of Victoria's Parliament will join Rabbi Chaim Herzog and Chabad of Melbourne CBD to celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights at Queen's Hall in Parliament House of Victoria. This year Chabad of Melbourne CBD's annual Cocktail Party and Menorah Lighting event is being hosted in conjunction with Caulfield Hebrew Congregation and Kew Hebrew Congregation...
      Chabad of Melbourne CBD–Melbourne, VIC Australia
Lighting Up the Night With a Giant Menorah
Edmonds Beacon - WA,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County and the Lynnwood Diversity commission invite you to celebrate the Festival of Lights at the third annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony. The Chanukah celebration will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21, at Wilcox Park at 5215 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. The event will feature speeches by the Rabbi of the Chabad Jewish Center and Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, the kindling of the giant, 9-foot Menorah and holiday donuts...
      Chabad of Snohomish County–Lynnwood, WA
Sarah Ridgeway to Kindle Menorah 1st Night of Chanukah
Boulder Jewish News,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
On Tuesday December 16th at 7:00 pm a Hip Hop Menorah Lighting will kick off the holiday of Chanukah at the Orchard Town Center in Westminster. The menorah lighting will be dedicated in memory of Jessica Ridgeway with the middle candle being lit by Sarah Ridgeway, Jessica’s mother. The ceremony will include a performance by the Traveling Performers and include Cyr Wheel, Fire Performance, Stilt Characters and b-boying. Additional entertainment will be provided by Dan Yolles who will sing traditional Hanukah melodies...
      Chabad of NW Metro Denver–Westminster, CO
Brooklyn Man Reunited With Mom While Recovering from Stabbing at Chabad-lubavitch Headquarters
New York Daily News,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The worried mother of the yeshiva student who survived being attacked by a knife-wielding madman at the Lubavitcher headquarters in Brooklyn was reunited Wednesday with her battered boy. Levi Rosenblatt’s mom thanked God for a “miracle” after she flew in from Israel. “He told me he was okay,” Reizy Rosenblatt told The Daily News, as she recounted her telephone conversation with Levi right before she took off from Tel Aviv. “His head is in a little pain. He cannot understand the miracle.”...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Polish Court Strikes Down Kosher Slaughter Ban
JTA,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
...Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director of the European Jewish Association, said the ruling Wednesday was a “relief” because it “prevents a dangerous precedent that would have affected all European Jewry.”...
Menorah Lighting Ceremony set at Wyoming Capitol
AP,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming is holding a ceremony to light a Menorah at the State Capitol building in Cheyenne this month. The ceremony starts at noon on Wed., Dec. 17, the first day of Hanukkah. Gov. Matt Mead, Rabbi Zalman Mendelsohn and other officials will give statements. The event will feature music and refreshments.
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Wyoming–Jackson, WY
Celebrate Chanukah at Community Festival
Folsom Telegraph,Wednesday, December 10, 2014
...“The Chanukah Wonderland is an opportunity for all members of the community to learn about the cultural history associated with the holiday of Chanukah,” said Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum, executive director of the Chabad Jewish Community Center in Folsom. According to Grossbaum, Chanukah is about preserving the right and liberty of all people to worship God freely, openly and with pride. “Specifically in America,” Grossbaum said, “a nation that was founded upon and vigorously protects the right of every person to practice his or her religion free from restraint and persecution, the Chanukah story takes on profound significance, embodying both religious and constitutional principles.”...
      Chabad Jewish Community Center of Folsom–Folsom, CA
Three Nine-Foot Menorahs to Light Up Issaquah
Issaquah Reporter - WA,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Chabad of the Central Cascades will ignite three nine-foot menorahs around the city of Issaquah this year in as part of the world's largest Chanukah observance. The menorahs will be in Downtown Issaquah on Front Street (corner Dogwood) at Grand Ridge Plaza and at Village Green in the Issaquah Highlands, The Lighting at Village Green will be followed by a communitywide Glow in the Dark Chanukah Celebration on the second night of Chanukah, which falls on Wednesday...
      Chabad of the Central Cascades –Issaquah, WA
Chabad Center Holds Menorah Workshop and Hanukkah Candle Lighting Activities
Coral Springs Talk - FL,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
People of all ages always feel good about themselves when they build something from scratch. This year the Chabad Center of Jewish Life in Southwest Coral Springs is partnering with the Home Depot to offer every child a chance to build their very own Menorah. The event will be taking place at The Home Depot at 750 N. University Drive Coral Springs on Wednesday, December 17th at 5:30 pm. There will be Chanukah refreshments and music for all to enjoy. This event is free...
      Chabad of SouthWest Coral Springs–Coral Springs, FL
Attack Rattles Jewish Community Again
Wall Street Journal,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said members of his newly created Hate Crimes Unit were conducting their own inquiry into the matter. A spokesman for the synagogue, Chaim Landa, said there was uncertainty over whether the attack was an act of bias. “We question if this was a hate crime,” Mr. Landa said. “We hope not. But it’s worrisome.”...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad of East County Celebrating Hanukkah Locally
U-T S. Diego,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Chabad Jewish Center of East County is partnering with The Home Depot in El Cajon to work with children to create the nine-branched candelabrum also known as a Hanukkiah. The free event will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, at The Home Depot at 298 Fletcher Parkway and will include holiday snacks, refreshments and music. "During our long history, Jews have learned to become creative," says Chaya Andrusier, director of CHABAD of East County Hebrew School and the wife of Rabbi Rafi Andrusier, the spiritual leader of CHABAD of East County. "Who would think that random items from The Home Depot could become the enduring symbol of freedom that the menorah represents?"...
      Chabad of East County–La Mesa, CA
Chabad of Hunterdon to Host 'Coin Menorah' Chanukah Festival at Healthquest, Dec. 21
Hunterdon County Democrat,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Chabad of Hunterdon County will attempt to set the world record for the largest Coin Menorah at its annual Community Chanukah Festival on Sunday, Dec. 21, the fifth day of Chanukah, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Healthquest, 310 Rt. 31 North, in Flemington. In 2013 it was a Can Menorah in 2012 it was a Bowling Pin Menorah, in 2011 it was the Ice Menorah, then in 2010 it was a Lego Menorah and before that it was 2009‘s Toy Menorah, in ’08 the edible Menorah made out of chocolate, in 07’ it was a Balloon Menorah...
Dramatic Video Shows Police Shoot Suspect in Synagogue Stabbing
Yahoo News/ABC,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The police shooting of a stabbing suspect at the Brooklyn headquarters of an Orthodox Jewish sect early this morning "looks like it was justified," New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said. An officer with seven years on the force shot and killed Calvin Peters, 49, after police "gave verbal commands for the male to drop the knife," Bratton said. The incident happened about 1:45 a.m. inside the headquarters of Chabad-Lubavitch...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
A Grand Chanukah Celebration and Acrobat Show
Pacifica Tribune - CA,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Chanukah, The Festival of Lights. For many of us, Chanukah brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held at Skyline College on Chanukah. Chabad of North S. Mateo County is inviting the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at a public Menorah kindling ceremony...
      Chabad of Daly City–Daly City, CA
Oddly Reluctant to Cry ‘Hate Crime’
New York Post,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...Remarkably, the New York Times account didn’t even see fit to mention any “kill the Jew” statements, though it did link to a Chabad.org article noting that “according to witnesses, the perpetrator was heard repeatedly saying: ‘Kill the Jews!’” Yet the Times only reports the part caught on video where the suspect tells worshipers, “You want me to kill you.”...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Biden to Light ‘National Menorah’
JTA,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden will assist in the lighting this year of the Hanukkah menorah on the ellipse in front of the White House. Biden’s participation on Dec. 16, the first night of the holiday, marks the 35th anniversary of the first lighting of the “National Menorah,” an event sponsored by American Friends of Lubavitch, the Washington office of the Chabad movement. It has become a tradition for Cabinet-level U.S. officials to assist in the lighting.
      American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad)–Washington, DC
New York Police Shoot Knife-Wielding Suspect Inside Brooklyn Synagogue
Wall Street Journal,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
A knife-wielding suspect with a history of mental illness stabbed a man at the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic headquarters in Brooklyn before being shot dead by police on Tuesday, police said. Calvin Peters, 49 years old, left his Long Island home Monday morning for an appointment with a psychologist in Nassau County, police said. He never made it. Instead, police said, he visited the headquarters of the Jewish sect in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood three times in eight hours—and on the third visit attacked Levi Rosenblat, stabbing the 22-year-old in the neck and head...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
To Security Officials, Chabad Attack Underscores Importance of Preparedness
JTA,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The stabbing of a rabbinical student at Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in New York underscores three things that Jewish security officials have been urging in recent years: Be alert for copycats, cooperate with law enforcement and don’t stay away from shul. American Jewish community officials have been on the lookout for an attack on a synagogue ever since terrorists killed four worshippers and a policeman in Jerusalem last month, said Paul Goldenberg, the director of Secure Communities Network, which coordinates security for Jewish institutions. The network is a joint project of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Federations of North America..
Increased NYPD Presence Outside Brooklyn Synagogue After Student is Stabbed in Head
PIX11 - NY,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
“It’s the natural reaction of Jewish people to pray when there’s a problem and that’s exactly what we did here today,” said Rabbi Chezky Wolff. Close friends of Levi Rosenblat gathered outside Bellevue’s emergency room Tuesday evening, praying for the 22 year old. “He’s very studious and good hearted,” Rabbi Motti Seligson said of Rosenblat Police say around 1:30 Tuesday morning, Rosenblat was stabbed in the head with a nine inch knife with a four and a half inch blade...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Security Stepped Up After Brooklyn Jewish Center Stabbing
AP,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
..."Given frankly the concern that the news of this story may bring to houses of worship around the city, our critical incident response vehicles which we normally post at sensitive locations depending on what the threat stream of the day is will focus on religious institutions in part," Miller said. New York state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, whose Brooklyn constituents are largely Orthodox Jews, said the entire Jewish community was impacted by the attack, and said synagogues may want to start taking stronger security precautions. "Maybe it is time for synagogues … to figure out, if someone walks in with a knife, how do you defend yourself?"...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Lawyer: Man Who Stabbed Student Was Bi-Polar
AP,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...Attorney Jeffrey A. St. Clair opened the Peters family's front door in Valley Stream, New York, and said the man had a history of bi-polar disorder. "Calvin Peters was a loving and devoted father," he said. "And the family is quite frankly shocked and disappointed at what happened. Our prayers go out to the person that was injured. But we really ask that you respect our privacy and allow them to grieve."...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Breaking: Chabad HQ Stabbing Victim’s Life Hangs in the Balance
Algemeiner,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...Initial reports stated that Rosenblatt, who hails from the town of Betar Illit in Israel, was not seriously wounded and would recover. However, Rosenblatt is now in an induced coma, after doctors at Kings County Hospital discovered a vascular laceration that was causing internal bleeding and placing increased pressure on his brain. It is not yet clear whether today’s attack will be classified as a hate crime, although several witnesses reported hearing Peters shouting “Kill the Jews!”
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
Israeli Man Stabbed Outside Chabad Headquarters in New York
Jerusalem Post,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
An Israeli yeshiva student was stabbed on Monday at one of New York’s most well known synagogues, in what some in the Jewish community are already calling a hate crime. The victim, identified by the Yeshiva World News website as 22-year-old Levi Yitzchok ben Raizel of Betar Illit, was initially reported to be in critical condition, although a subsequent update listed him as conscious. The attack occurred around 2 a.m. at 770 Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
Cop Shoots, Kills Knife-Wielding Man Who Stabbed Student at Crown Heights Synagogue
PIX11/CNN,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Authorities say a man stabbed an Israeli student in the head inside a Crown Heights synagogue before being fatally shot by an officer after he refused to drop his weapon. The police-involved shooting happened at the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters located 770 Eastern Parkway around 1:30 a.m. Police say the man allegedly attacked 23-year-old Levi Rosenblatt, a young student who was worshiping at the religious center. He was taken to a local hospital, but is in stable condition...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
New York Officer Shoots Dead Attacker on Camera After Jewish Student Stabbed at Brooklyn's Chabad 770
International Business Times,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The moment a man was fatally shot by New York police after stabbing a Jewish student at the headquarters of the orthodox Chabad Hasidic movement in New York City has been captured on camera. Police were called at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn at around 2am local time, after reports that a 22-year-old yeshiva student had been attacked and wounded. Footage recorded inside the study hall of the building hosting the headquarters of the Jewish outreach group, Chabad-Lubavitch, shows the tense confrontation between police officers and the knife-wielding suspect that ensued...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Tzerei Agudat Chabad H.Q. Israel–Kfar Chabad, Israel
Dramatic Video Shows Cop Shooting Stabbing Suspect in NYC Synagogue
CBS,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
A New York City police officer shot a suspect in a Brooklyn synagogue early Tuesday after the man had stabbed a worshipper in the left temple, authorities say. An officer ordered the suspect to drop the knife several times, according to police, adding that more officers arrived and also demanded that the suspect drop the knife...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
Update: Attacker Shot Dead after Stabbing Torah Student at 770 Chabad World Headquarters
Jewish Press,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
A young rabbinic student in “kvutza” studies, (a special rabbinic program) and an Israeli from Beitar Illit in Gush Etzion, was stabbed early Tuesday morning in Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway and is currently listed in stable condition with wounds to the chest, abdomen, head and neck, according to sources in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. The 51-year-old attacker died in a hospital from a single bullet fired by a police officer. He was identified as Calvin Peters...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Op-Ed: Brooklyn Stabbing: A Knife Is Not A Conversation
Arutz Sheva,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Is this the conversation we’re having? The mudslingers keep telling us “we need to have a conversation” about race relations. Okay, go ahead. Let’s talk. But a conversation means both sides get a chance. Last night, at Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn, a male described by authorities as African-American, Calvin Peters, stabbed an Israeli student, Levi Rosenblat. The New York Daily News reports that Peters kept yelling, “I want to kill a Jew.” Is this a conversation? Is this what they mean? Rosenblat never had a chance against a weapon. A knife is not a conversation and riots do not make for better relations between the races...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
Israeli Yeshiva Student Stabbed at Chabad Headquarters in New York
JNS,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...Seligson said that the attack was most likely not terror-related or a hate crime. He added that many “borderline homeless” people visit the headquarters at night to warm up and that there was likely “an unpleasant exchange” between Peters and Rosenblat, after which “the stabber took out a kitchen knife and screamed at the Jewish youth that he would kill him.” “I’m told that the attacker came earlier that evening, too. He was stalking the scene,” New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind said in a statement. “Thank God he didn’t inflict more harm nor do more damage to more people.”...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Dramatic Video of Police Killing Knife-Wielding Man at 770
Jewish Press,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The Crown Heights Info website has released a dramatic video showing the entire attempted murder of Jews at the Chabad 770 Torah study hall in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday and a policeman’s neutralizing the man with a single bullet. Footage shows the man standing in the Beit Midrash study hall with a knife. A policeman pulled out a gun and said, “Hands up.”...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
Man Fatally Shot by Police After Stabbing Rabbinical Student in Synagogue
DNAinfo,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...Once inside, Peters stabbed 22-year-old Levi Rosenblat, an Israeli student, in the left temple, according to a Chabad statement. "The left side of his face was all cut up and bloody. He was screaming," said Chaim Grossbaum, a yeshiva student who was picking up a friend from 770 Eastern Parkway during the attack. "He was conscious, but I don't think he realized how badly he was hurt," Grossbaum added...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man in Synagogue
News 12 Brooklyn,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Police say they fatally shot an armed man inside a Crown Heights synagogue while responding to a stabbing. According to investigators, 49-year-old Calvin Peters, of Valley Stream, stabbed a 22-year-old Israeli student, identified as Levi Rosenblatt, in the head. It happened at the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters on Eastern Parkway at around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. When confronted by officers, Peters allegedly lunged at them, leading one officer to shoot him in the chest. The entire incident was caught on cellphone video obtained by News 12...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
Video Emerges of Fatal Standoff At NYC Synagogue
USA Today,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
A man who burst into a Brooklyn synagogue yelling "Kill the Jews!" before stabbing a man in the head was fatally shot Tuesday by police, authorities and witnesses said. Much of the tragedy was caught and video, including the chilling moments when Calvin Peters, 49, refuses an officer's repeated order to "drop the ------- knife." Seconds later one gunshot is heard. Police said no other shots were fired. Levi Rosenblat, 22, a rabbinical student from Israel, was hospitalized in stable condition with a wound from a 9-inch knife with a 4.5-inch blade, police said...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Police Shoot, Kill Stabbing Suspect at Brooklyn Jewish Center: NYPD
NBC New York,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...The Jewish Leadership Council said in a statement it was "shaken" by the attack. "We are fortunate today that NYPD officers were nearby to prevent the attack from escalating, but we cannot continue to rely on such miracles," the statement continued. "As Jews in New York, we see anti-Jewish sentiment rise in all parts of the world. We want the mayor and the NYPD to view this morning’s attack as a warning of what is possible here at home." Bratton said the department's hate crimes unit is investigating.
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Valley Stream Man Fatally Shot by NYPD After Alleged Stabbing
Long Island Press,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
New York City police officers fatally shot a Valley Stream man who allegedly stabbed a man and refused to drop his knife inside a synagogue in Brooklyn early Tuesday morning, authorities said. NYPD officers responded to a report of a stabbing at the central headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement on Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, where they found 49-year-old Calvin Peters armed with a bloody knife at 1:41 a.m., police said...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Public Menorah Lightings Around the Globe
AP,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Public Hanukkah celebrations are being planned around the U.S. and abroad, from a parade of menorah-topped cars in Philadelphia to a menorah lighting and concert at the Eiffel Tower. The event in Philadelphia on Dec. 20 is expected to include 300 cars, culminating in a gathering at Independence Hall. The event is one of hundreds sponsored around the world by the Chabad Lubavitch outreach organization, which launched its public menorah celebrations 40 years ago in Philadelphia. Nightly lightings are also planned in U.S. cities ranging from San Francisco, at Union Square; to New York City, just outside Central Park near the Plaza Hotel; to Washington D.C. on the Ellipse...
      Lubavitcher Center–Philadelphia, PA
      American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad)–Washington, DC
Rabbinical Student Stabbed in Head, Police Kill Suspect - Video
AOL/Huffington Post,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Police secure a Brooklyn synagogue, after a rabbinical student from Israel was stabbed in the head e Police secure a Brooklyn synagogue, after a rabbinical student from Israel was stabbed in the head early Tuesday. A Rabbi has identified the victim as 22-year-old Levi Rosenblat.... who authorities say, is in stable condition. Police say they arrived at the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to find a 49-year-old black suspect with this knife in his hand. NYPD Chief James O'Neil describes the sequence of events.
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
NYPD Synagogue Shooting Looks Justified, Commissioner Says
KABC,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...Police were confident the incident was not terrorism but rather the work of someone with a history of being an emotionally disturbed person. However, Deputy Commissioner John Miller said, “concern that the news of this story might bring to houses of worship around the city” means some extra patrols around synagogues.
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Man Stabbed at New York Synagogue in Possible Anti-Semitic Attack
AFP,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
A knife-wielding man, heard saying "Kill the Jews," stabbed a Jewish worshipper in the face in an Orthodox synagogue early Tuesday before being shot dead by police, synagogue officials said. The victim, Israeli rabbinical student Levi Rosenblat, was in stable condition, Rabbi Motti Seligson from Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters said in a statement. Seligson said witnesses heard the assailant repeatedly saying "Kill the Jews," during the early morning attack. Police told AFP they had heard reports of anti-Semitic remarks and the department`s hate crimes unit was investigating...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Watch: Shocking New Footage from Crown Heights Stabbing
Arutz Sheva,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...Chabad-Lubavitch representatives said hours after the attack Tuesday that they do not believe the attack was a "hate crime." "We can say with 98 percent certainty that it was not a pre-meditated act of hatred or motivated by nationalism," Rabbi Moni Ender, a spokesman for the Chabad Lubavitch community in Israel, stated on IDF Radio...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Tzerei Agudat Chabad H.Q. Israel–Kfar Chabad, Israel
Israeli Student Stabbed at Chabad Headquarters in New York
JTA,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
An Israeli man studying for the rabbinate in New York was stabbed while praying at Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in Brooklyn. Levi Rosenviat, 22, who lives in the West Bank’s Gush Etzion bloc of settlements, was stabbed at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday in the neck and elsewhere in the synagogue of the building located in the Crown Heights neighborhood, according to reports. Rosenviat is reported to be in stable condition at Kings County Hospital...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Student Stabbed in the Head at a Prominent Brooklyn Synagogue. Video Shows Suspect in Deadly Standoff With Police.
Washington Post,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
One student is critically injured and his alleged assailant dead after a stabbing attack at a prominent Brooklyn synagogue overnight. The incident, which was partially recorded on a disturbing video, occurred around 1:40 a.m. at the Chabad-Lubavitch world headquarters in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The 49-year old man, who police have not identified, reportedly entered the sanctuary and encountered a group of students. According to Crownheights.info, the man appeared “disturbed and was visibly agitated” but spoke with them for a few minutes, witnesses said. He asked them for a Bible, according to the New York Post...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Greenfield Praises NYPD For Protecting Lives After Brutal Attack at 770 Eastern Parkway Synagogue
YWN,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
“Following on the heels of the brutal stabbing terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue the other week, I was unnerved to learn about the brutal stabbing of a Jewish student last night in Brooklyn at Chabad’s world headquarters, the synagogue at 770 Eastern Parkway,” said Councilman Greenfield. “The young man was stabbed in the head in a vicious and shocking attack. I wish him a speedy recovery.”...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
Cops Swarm Chabad-Lubavitch Synagogue, Shoot Knife-wielding Man After Student Gets Stabbed (Video)
NY Daily News,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
..."He was going towards the officer,” witness Yechi Hamlech, 19, said. “His eyes were bulging, he must have been on drugs.” Startling video shows cops ordering Peters to put the knife down. Peters initially complied, placing it on a table. Moments later, according to the video first posted by the Israeli news site 0404, he walks back and picks up the knife again...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
NYC Policeman Fatally Shoots Armed Man in Synagogue
Bloomberg News,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...“Last night’s event is deeply disturbing,” Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky said on the website. The synagogue “is a place of study and worship, a sanctuary of outreach and love. We are working closely with the authorities in their ongoing investigation and trust that they are doing absolutely everything to prevent other such senseless hate-attacks.”...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
New York Synagogue Attack: Terrifying Stand-Off Before Knife-wielding Man Who Stabbed Student Shot Dead by Cops
Daily Mirror,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Terrifying video has emerged of the stand-off between police and and a man wielding a knife moments after he stabbed a student in a synagogue in New York. The man apparently walked into the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic world headquarters in Crown Heights on Tuesday morning and asked for a Bible before randomly knifing a man in the head. Witnesses flagged down nearby police who then attempted to arrest the man. "According to witnesses (the attacker) was heard saying repeatedly, 'Kill the Jews,'" Rabbi Motti Seligson said in the statement...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Police Kill Intruder Who Stabbed Student in NY Synagogue
CNN,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
It should have been a peaceful, contemplative night for Levi Rosenblatt, studying the Torah inside a Brooklyn synagogue. But that peace was shattered when an intruder came into the Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters, stabbing Rosenblatt on the left side of his head. There would be no other victims, however. New York police officers quickly arrived at the scene and -- after a verbal back-and-forth captured on video -- shot and killed the attacker...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Cops Fatally Shoot Synagogue Attacker
New York Post,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Police shot and killed a disturbed man after he walked into one of Brooklyn’s most prominent synagogues early Tuesday and stabbed someone there, sources said. The bloodshed at the world headquarters of Chabad-Lubavitch at 770 Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights happened shortly after 1 a.m., sources said. A Chabad spokesman said witnesses reported that the man said “Kill the Jews,” but police said the man might have shouted, “I will kill all of you.” One witness told The Post that the man did not talk about killing Jews...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Officer Fatally Shoots Man After Stabbing at Brooklyn Synagogue
New York Times,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
A New York City police officer shot and killed a man who stabbed an Israeli rabbinical student at a Brooklyn synagogue early Tuesday morning, according to the police. The dead man, identified as Calvin Peters, entered the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Crown Heights at around 1:40 a.m. and confronted students studying in the building, according to the authorities. The stabbing victim was Levi Rosenblat, a 22-year-old rabbinical student from Beitar Illit, Israel, according to the Chabad-Lubavitch website...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad-Lubavitch Shooting: NYPD Shoot, Kill Man Who Stabbed Rabbinical Student in Synagogue
Reuters,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
New York police shot and killed a man early Tuesday who had stabbed a rabbinical student from Israel in the head in a Brooklyn synagogue, police and the synagogue said. Police went to the world headquarters of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement about 1:40 a.m. EST and found the 49-year-old suspect with knife in hand, the New York Police Department said in a statement...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Calvin Peters of Valley Stream Shot by Police After Stabbing Student in Synagogue, NYPD Says
AP,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...According to witnesses, the attacker was heard saying repeatedly "Kill the Jews," said Chaim Landa, a spokeswoman for Chabad-Lubavitch. Several other people immediately intervened, she said. A witness flagged down a patrol officer, who confronted Peters and told him to put the knife down. He initially put it down, but picked it up again, police said. More officers responded and repeatedly ordered the man to drop the knife...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Israeli Yeshiva Student Stabbed in Brooklyn; Attacker Shouts 'Kill the Jews'
Ynet,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
The perptrator stormed into the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic world headquarters in Crown Heights at about 1:40 a.m. and attacked Levi Rosenblat, who was studying inside the synagogue, spokesman Motti Seligson said. He said there were other people inside at the time. A witness flagged down a patrol officer, who confronted the 49-year-old man and told him to put the knife down. He initially put it down, but picked it up again, police said. More officers responded and repeatedly ordered the man to drop the knife...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Man Stabbed; Suspect Shot by Police in Brooklyn
WABC-TV,Tuesday, December 09, 2014
...According to Rabbi Motti Seligson, of Chabad-Lubavitch, the suspect approached Levi Rosenblat, a young rabbinical student from Israel, who was studying in the synagogue at the Chabad-Lubavitch Headquarters and stabbed him. Seligson said in a statement that witnesses heard him say repeatedly "Kill the Jews." "While we are very pained by everything that has unfolded, we are very grateful to the police for their quick response and are working closely with the authorities in their ongoing investigation," he said in the statement...
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad Celebrates 25th Annual Town Center Menorah Lighting, To Light Up Boca Raton
Boca Raton Tribune - FL,Monday, December 08, 2014
Chabad of Boca Raton will ignite a public menorah erected at Town Center Mall, followed by a community-wide celebration on the Second night of Chanukah, December 18th at 6:00pm . The ceremony will feature the Menorah lighting by Congressman Ted Deutch, followed by a special Chanukah Puppet Show for children, there will be the traditional Chanukah foods – “Latkehs” and Jelly doughnts – as well as “Dreidels” for all.
      Chabad of Boca Raton–Boca Raton, FL
Hanukkah with the Panthers and Heat
Sun Sentinel - FL,Monday, December 08, 2014
Menorahs will be lit on both the court and ice at Miami Heat and Florida Panthers home games during Hanukkah. Chabad of South Florida hosts the sixth annul Jewish Heritage Night during the Heat's home game against the Utah Jazz at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The night before, it hosts Hanukkah on Ice, which is a project of Jewish Heritage Night, during the Panthers home game against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at BB&T Center in Sunrise...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Southwest Broward–Cooper City, FL
First Ever Hanukkah Celebration at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom on Dec. 21
Vallejo Times Herald - CA,Monday, December 08, 2014
For the first time ever, Hanukkah will be celebrated at a Six Flags amusement park – and it’s happening in Vallejo at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, park officials and members of the Solano County Jewish community said... The event, planned for 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, “was a collaborative effort between Six Flags and the Napa and Solano Chabad (organizations),” said Rabbi Chaim Zaklos, spiritual leader of Chabad of Solano County. “We’ve been doing large events like this for nine years, since we’ve been in Solano County, and have developed a reputation for being able to run these types of events.”...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Solano County–Vacaville, CA
B.U. Students Hold Sixth Annual Holiday Toy Drive
WICZ TV - Binghamton, NY,Monday, December 08, 2014
A few student organizations at Binghamton University are looking to brighten up the holidays for sick children. Tonight, students in Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Delta Tau and the Chabad center for Jewish Student Life held the sixth annual "Light up a Life" toy drive. Over $12,000 was raised, and there was even a 7-foot tall dreidel full of toys that will be donated to children battling cancer. Organizers for the event say it was rewarding helping children that have been through so much...
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
Menorah Workshop to Take Place on Sunday in Avon
Vail Daily News - CO,Monday, December 08, 2014
What child doesn’t love the holiday of Hanukkah? Lighting the menorah candelabra, eating lots of chocolate gelt and playing endless games of dreidel are just some of everyones favorite Hanukkah activities. This year, Chabad Jewish Center of Vail will partner with Home Depot to offer a pre-Hanukkah menorah workshop at Home Depot in Avon on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m...
      Jewish Community Center - Chabad Vail–Vail, CO
Pittsburgh Hosting Chabad Women's Convention Retreat That Emphasizes Faith, Friendship
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,Monday, December 08, 2014
For years, Chanie Rosenblum hoped her hometown would again host an annual event aimed at uniting women through faith and friendship. When a call came from the national director of the Chabad Women's Convention Retreat asking whether Pittsburgh could host its yearly event, it was a dream come true. “It's the right time,” says Rosenblum, of Squirrel Hill, president of Lubavitch Women's Organization and one of the retreat's organizers. “We took the plunge, and we rallied all the women. More than 100 are involved in planning this convention. It's beautiful.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Pittsburgh–Pittsburgh, PA
Chabad Hebrew School Makes Olive Oil in Port Washington
Port Washington, NY Patch,Monday, December 08, 2014
With an Olive Press Workshop on Sunday, Chabad Hebrew School students in Port Washington assembled an old fashioned centrifuge, squeezed the olives in the press, and separated the pure oil from the crude mixture. Students then created wicks out of raw cotton and lit the Menorah, just as in days gone by. At the family carnival that followed the workshop, we had fun injecting donuts with delicious fillings, eating hot latkes, and playing dreidel...
      Chabad of Port Washington–Port Washington, NY
BU Students Celebrate Successful Toy Drive
WBNG-TV - Binghamton, NY,Monday, December 08, 2014
During Hanukkah, the dreidel is a game kids play for gelt, a type of chocolate. However, it's also a symbol for happiness during the holiday season, and for one BU student group, the dreidel was just that. The giant dreidel in Old Union Hall on Binghamton University's campus Tuesday night acted as a container for toys bought by the Chabad at Binghamton, and its annual toy drive, Light Up A Life. All toys bought will be sent to High Life Line, an organization that provides services for families with terminally ill and sick children. This includes toys for the holidays...
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
Chabad to Have Menorah in Town Center Mall
Sun Sentinel - FL,Monday, December 08, 2014
For the 25th consecutive year, Chabad-Lubavitch of Boca Raton will put up a public menorah at Town Center Mall (6000 Glades Road) in Boca Raton, to be highlighted by a community-wide candlelighting celebration at 6 p.m. on Dec. 18, which will take place in the mall directly across from the Saks Fifth Avenue store. The candlelighting ceremony will feature a menorah lighting by Congressman Ted Deutch, followed by a special Hanukkah Puppet Show for children. There also will be traditional Hanukkah foods, such as latkes and sufganiyot ("jelly doughnuts"), as well as dreidels for all...
      Chabad of Boca Raton–Boca Raton, FL
City Approves Spiritual Expression
WPTZ - Plattsburgh, NY,Monday, December 08, 2014
The city of Plattsburgh will allow the display of spiritual symbols in Trinity Park this holiday season. The City Council decision came after a rabbi asked about lighting a menorah in a public place downtown. “The message behind the menorah is -- which is a universal message -- of increasing in light for all types of people,” said Rabbi Avrohom Rimler of the Chabad of Plattsburgh. Rimler and his family moved to Plattsburgh about four months ago to open a Chabad House...
      Chabad of Plattsburgh–Plattsburgh, NY
Jewish Community Gathers in Kennesaw to Inscribe its Own Torah
Marietta Daily Journal - GA,Monday, December 08, 2014
A Jewish community in west Cobb gathered Sunday to celebrate inscribing the first letters of its holy book, the Torah, which will be finished during the next year by a scribe in Israel. A group of about 40 people attended the ceremony at the Chabad Jewish Center of West Cobb & Kennesaw State University on Shiloh Road, near where it intersects Bells Ferry Road. The scribe, Rabbi Yochanan Klein, wrote the first few letters of the Torah, which is the book of Genesis, on parchment made of cowhide with a goose feather pen and ink made mostly from walnut oil Sunday morning while members of the Jewish center and their children watched over his shoulder...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Cobb County–Marietta, GA
      Chabad Jewish Center - KSU & West Cobb–Kennesaw, GA
City of Plattsburgh OKs Religious Displays for 30 Days
Plattsburgh Press Republican,Monday, December 08, 2014
...At Thursday night's Common Council meeting, Rabbi Avrohom Rimler of Chabad of Plattsburgh told councilors that he wants to display a menorah to celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah, beginning Dec. 16... City Corporation Counsel Dean Schneller said the city cannot legally allow just one religious group to display items but can allow for a "forum," or area, for any group to use...
      Chabad of Plattsburgh–Plattsburgh, NY
Annual Latke Cookoff on Dec. 16 at Southside Chabad
Florida Times-Union,Monday, December 08, 2014
...Local cooks will compete in “The Great Latke Fry” on the first night of Chanukah for the “Golden Latke” award to be determined by a panel of celebrity judges who include local chef Amit Fedida and Rabbi Gary Perras. The free event also includes the lighting of Chabad of Southside’s Menorah, children’s activities and latke tasting...
      Chabad of Southside–Jacksonville, FL
Seven IDF Special Forces Soldiers Wounded in Gaza Operation Will Be Honored in New York
Jewocity,Monday, December 08, 2014
Hundreds of New Yorkers will gather on Wednesday, Dec 17 to honor Israel Defense Forces (IDF) special forces veterans who were wounded in Operation Protective Edge in Gaza this past summer. The gala is part of a 10-day tour of New York City for the wounded warriors organized by Belev Echad, founded by Rabbi Uriel Vigler of Chabad Israel Center on the Upper East Side and a host of supporters from the New York community. Belev Echad aims to show the Jewish People’s gratitude to IDF veterans for putting their lives on the line to protect and defend the Jewish State...
      Chabad Lubavitch Upper East Side–New York, NY
Hanukkah Festivities Planned Throughout Palm Beach County
Sun Sentinel - FL,Sunday, December 07, 2014
...Partnering organizations for the events include: Alpert Jewish Family and Children's Service; Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy; Freidman Commission for Jewish Education; Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County; Chabad Hebrew School...
Pre-Hanukkah Program Full of Enrichment
Times Herald-Record - NY,Sunday, December 07, 2014
With the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights called Hanukkah beginning next week, Rabbi Pesach and Chana Burston, co-directors of Chabad of Orange County, are hosting a meaningful program for young children. On Monday from 10 a.m.-noon at the Chabad Center, 1170 Route 17M in Chester, a “Mommy and Me with a Jewish Twist” program will welcome little people from newborns to age 4...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Orange County–Chester, NY
Leading Emissaries from Across the Globe Convene in NYC
Westchester Jewish Life,Sunday, December 07, 2014
In late November, 4,200 Hasidic rabbis from around the world came together in New York City along with 1000 communal leaders from over 80 countries, for the 31st International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. Ten Chabad rabbis from Westchester and the Bronx joined including; Rabbi Velvl Butman, Chabad-Lubavitch of Westchester County; Rabbi Levi Shemtov and Rabbi Shlomie Tenenbaum, Chabad-Lubavitch of Riverdale; Rabbi Shneur Zalman Teitelbaum, Chabad of the Medical Community (Bronx); Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz, Chabad of Yonkers; Rabbi Sruli Deitsch, Chabad of Bronxville...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Riverdale–Riverdale, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch of Westchester County–Scarsdale, NY
      Chabad of Kingsbridge–Bronx, NY
      Chabad of the Medical Community–Bronx, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Yonkers–Yonkers, NY
      Chabad Jewish Center–Bronxville, NY
      Chabad Pelham–Pelham, NY
'Text to Give' at Salem Mall
Statesman Journal - OR,Saturday, December 06, 2014
If you've had a meal inside Salem Center's food court, then you probably have seen the decorated Christmas trees and a Lego menorah in the Center Street corner. They are displayed for the "Text to Give" promotion. Each tree displays a sign instructing people to text to donate to a local nonprofit organization. Community members may text GIVE1, GIVE2, GIVE3, GIVE4, GIVE5 or GIVE6 to 444222 now through Dec. 15. Featured nonprofit organizations include, Liberty House, Marion-Polk Food Share, Chabad Jewish Center...
      Chabad Jewish Center of Salem–Salem, OR
Local Chabad Rabbi First Raised and Trained in Utah
Deseret News - UT,Friday, December 05, 2014
...Son of Rabbi Benny Zippel of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, Rabbi Avremi Zippel was raised in Salt Lake City and home-schooled until 13. He studied in a Yeshiva high school and later in London and Brooklyn. He served in England, Wales, France, Italy, Germany and Denmark doing Chabad humanitarian projects during his Yeshiva schooling. He was trained as a rabbi in Salt Lake City and was formally ordained in December 2013 at the Rabbinical college of America by Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former chief rabbi of Israel. He was married in 2014 and was pursuing postgraduate studies in Brooklyn before he was appointed at the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Utah–Salt Lake City, UT
Jets? Giants? There Are Better Ways to Spend Your Sunday
New York Times,Friday, December 05, 2014
...Visit a grave-turned-shrine of a dead rabbi in Queens. The Ohel is the final resting place of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, who was the leader of the Lubavitch sect of ultra-Orthodox Judaism. Schneerson, known as the Rebbe, died in 1994, and in the past two decades his burial site has turned into a place of pilgrimage for Jews, who trek here from around the world to write prayers on scraps of paper and toss them on the Rebbe’s grave — 24 hours a day. The site, little known outside the Jewish community, is in fact a nondenominational place of prayer, where any visitor is allowed to walk right in and toss a paper prayer into the mix. Perhaps there you can pray for our two lousy teams...
      Ohel Chabad Lubavitch–Cambria Heights, NY
Hanukkah Events Arrive In Irvington
Rivertowns, NY Daily Voice,Friday, December 05, 2014
...Chabad of the Rivertowns is also presenting the tri-state area's first-ever Hanukkah Village. Main Street in Irvington will be transformed on Sunday, Dec. 21 into a magical holiday experience for the whole family. Families will stroll up and down Main Street, visiting stores that will offer special Hanukkah-themed activities. Hanukkah concerts and other entertainment will be held to add a flourish to the afternoon. The day will be capped off with a community-wide menorah lighting, featuring special and honored guests...
      Chabad of the River Towns–Dobbs Ferry, NY
Evanston's Chanukah Menorah Lighting Dec. 18
Chicago, IL Patch,Friday, December 05, 2014
On Thursday, Dec. 18, community members are invited to join Evanston Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl and other civic, business and community leaders at Fountain Square, located on Davis St. between Orrington and Sherman Avenues, for the Grand Chanukah Menorah Lighting event beginning at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will celebrate the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, and freedom of conscience over oppression. Attendees will enjoy musical entertainment and free refreshments. The free event is hosted by Tannenbaum Chabad House..
      Tannenbaum Chabad House–Evanston, IL
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