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Chabad-Lubavitch in the Media

Chabad-Lubavitch in the Media

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

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Girl Dies After Being Pulled from Pool
CHCH News - Hamilton, ON,Monday, June 29, 2015
A little girl who was pulled unconscious from her family’s backyard pool on Woodale Drive in St. Catharines June 14th has died. Moussia Zaltzman, age 6, was in the pool with several children when she was found without vital signs. She died around 4:30 Saturday morning after being in the intensive care unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital for 12 days...
      Chabad Lubavitch Niagara–S. Catharines, ON Canada
Chabad Emissaries Fight Arson Attack With Holy Fire in Los Angeles
Jewish Press,Sunday, June 28, 2015
...“We were awakened by the blaring of a car alarm and what sounded like gunfire, explosions and fireworks,” Rodal told Chabad.org. “It was 2 am. My wife and I ran out to see what was going on. To our shock and disbelief, we saw our car engulfed in a blazing inferno of fire...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad of Mt. Olympus–Los Angeles, CA
Local Chabads Commemorate The Rebbe
Sun Sentinel - FL,Friday, June 26, 2015
...Chabad House in Miami Beach commemorated the yahrzeit by discussing The Rebbe's legacy at its monthly Friday night dinner for young professionals. Said Rabbi Zev Katz, director of Chabad House: "One of the things I told the people is that The Rebbe didn't leave a legacy; he left marching orders — which means that we are still fulfilling what The Rebbe requested of us — which is to make this world a better place, one good deed at a time. "Although he is not here physically to guide us, we feel The Rebbe is our spiritual guide, as he left many teachings for us to continue to teach people how to reconnect with their spiritual side."...
      Chabad of Boca Raton–Boca Raton, FL
      Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Boynton Beach–Boynton Beach, FL
      Chabad House in Miami Beach and Chabad House on Wheels–Miami Beach, FL
Chabad Expansion to Accommodate Children, Services
Sun Sentinel - FL,Friday, June 26, 2015
Chabad of South Broward, the largest Chabad congregation in Broward County located in Hallandale Beach, announced recently a $500,000 plan to expand by renovating its buildings to accommodate more children in schools and summer camp as well as having the ability to offer more daily minyan services. The project renovates the two buildings located in the two-acre site of COSB. COSB currently occupies an entire strip shopping center in Hallandale Beach and an adjacent building next to the shopping center...
      Chabad of South Broward–Hallandale, FL
Rabbi's Car Set on Fire in Hollywood
Arutz Sheva,Friday, June 26, 2015
A disturbing and apparently anti-Semitic incident was reported by Rabbi Sholom Ber Rodel, head of the Chabad of Mount Olympus located in Los Angeles, who reveals that his car was set on fire on Tuesday night. "While my wife and I and our children were asleep, we were awakened by the blaring sounds of a car alarm and what sounded like gun fire, explosions and fireworks. It was at 2 a.m. My wife and I ran out to see what was going on," reported the rabbi in a message seen by Arutz Sheva..
      Chabad of Mt. Olympus–Los Angeles, CA
Challah Bake at Bristal
NorthJersey.com,Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Valley Chabad CTeen community service teen group recently visited Bristal Assisted Living for an afternoon activity of Challah baking with the residents. The teens and residents learned best recipes, braiding techniques as well as the significance of the traditional Jewish bread eaten at Friday night and holiday dinners and lifecycle events...
      Valley Chabad–Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Lubavitch Community Remembers the Rebbe
Queens Chronicle,Thursday, June 25, 2015
...n nearly every lawn for blocks around, signs were erected by the event’s organizers warning visitors, “Do not block driveway,” a reminder that in years past the neighborhood became overwhelmed by the large crowds. But this year, all seemed to be in order. “Everything’s good,” one street security officer said. According to Chaim Landa, a Chabad spokesperson, the site receives visitors all year round. “The rebbe was always accessible,” he said. “This place is always accessible.”...
      Ohel Chabad Lubavitch–Cambria Heights, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Rabbi’s Car Set on Fire Outside Chabad Synagogue
Jewish Journal,Thursday, June 25, 2015
Security cameras at Chabad of Mt. Olympus show two individuals vandalizing a Hyundai Sonata belonging to Rabbi Sholom Rodal, the Chabad’s rabbi, at 2 a.m. on the morning of June 24, according to Rodal as well as a police official. The two were caught on camera setting the car on fire. It was parked outside of the Rodal home on a residential street in Laurel Canyon where the home, which also serves as a synagogue, is located. Rodal said prayer books and tefillin that were in the car were destroyed, but he said nothing was stolen from the vehicle...
      Chabad of Mt. Olympus–Los Angeles, CA
Northwestern Rabbi Decries ‘Anger Toward Jews’ on Campus After Third Antisemitic Graffiti Incident This Year
Algemeiner,Thursday, June 25, 2015
...The vandalism marked the second antisemitic episode at the university this month. The previous incident occurred two weeks ago when anti-Jewish graffiti was found spray-painted at a construction site on campus. The defacement was “obviously a strong statement of hate against the Jewish community” and “a statement of anger,” said Rabbi Dov Klein, of the school’s Chabad center, in an interview with The Algemeiner. “Unfortunately, people have a lot of anger toward the Jewish people and they come up with a little bit of a window of openings to express it.”...
      Tannenbaum Chabad House–Evanston, IL
Lubavitch Expands its Essex Influence
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Thursday, June 25, 2015
Lubavitch is continuing to expand in Essex, defying the trend towards contraction in the area which has led to recent synagogue mergers. The movement is planning activities for the growing number of families in Epping. It has also begun collaborating with the Southend community and recently brought a rabbinic couple into Barkingside. "We believe that this is not a dying community, but a changing one," said Rabbi Aryeh Sufrin, executive director for Chabad in north-east London and Essex. Supporters raised £50,000 to help fund its five-year development plan at a dinner on Sunday, which was addressed by former Israel Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau...
      Chabad Lubavitch Centre–Ilford, Essex England
      Chabad Lubavitch of Buckurst Hill–Buckhurst Hill, England
A Musically Inspired Night Celebrates the Rebbe’s Life
Jewish Exponent - PA,Thursday, June 25, 2015
...On June 15, Philadelphia-area Chabad rabbis and their supporters gathered in the Crystal Tea Room of the Wanamaker Building in Center City to commemorate the 21st yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. The event, “Wandering Souls, Wandering Candles,” presented the story of Edelson — an accomplished maestro and onetime protégé of Leonard Bernstein, and his encounter with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement and its music — through both a video documentary and a live musical performance featuring Edelson himself...
      Lubavitcher Center–Philadelphia, PA
‘We Could Not Remain Indifferent': Milan’s Holocaust Museum Now a Shelter for African Refugees
Times of Israel,Thursday, June 25, 2015
It’s not every day that Muslims break their Ramadan fast with a kosher meal delivered by a Chabad-Lubavitch soup kitchen. 
But for Adil Rabhi, who has partaken of the certified kosher pasta and snacks for the past week, it’s becoming the norm: Since Monday, Rabhi, a 32-year-old Moroccan immigrant who has lived in Italy for the past 13 years, has spent his free time volunteering at the Memoriale della Shoah di Milano (Milan’s Holocaust Memorial)...
      Chabad-Lubavitch–Milan, Italy
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch - 770–Milan, Italy
Brooklyn Cyclists to Peddle Cross-Country for a Cause
News 12 Brooklyn,Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Several Brooklyn residents are joining a team of cyclists on a cross-country bike trip, all for a good cause. A send-off ceremony was held in Borough Park for the group of young men who will fly out to California Thursday. From there, they'll hop on their bikes Sunday and begin the nearly 3,000-mile trek back to Brooklyn. The goal is to raise $150,000 for Friendship Circle..
      The Shluchim Office–Brooklyn, NY
      Friendship Circle–West Bloomfield, MI
Conversation with Marthe Cohn
Connecticut Jewish Ledger - CT,Wednesday, June 24, 2015
...Now 95, the much-decorated war hero will visit Connecticut next month, making stops at Chabad of Fairfield and Chabad House of Greater Hartford, to talk about her harrowing experience as a World War II spy. She spoke with the Ledger about the wartime experiences of a family who fought and survived the Nazis, and how she went from nursing student to spy...
      Chabad House of Greater Hartford–West Hartford, CT
      Chabad of Fairfield–Fairfield, CT
Adam Schwab at Chabad of Melbourne CBD
J-Wire,Wednesday, June 24, 2015
From mergers and acquisitions, lawyer to managing director of one of the fastest growing companies on the BRW list in just over ten years, Mount Scopus College alumnus Adam Schwab has quite a story to share. A very large lunchtime attendance came to hear that story recently at Chabad of Melbourne CBD – some old acquaintances and others just interested to find out how he achieved such success in such a short space of time...
      Chabad of Melbourne CBD–Melbourne, VIC Australia
‘Helping People Not Just With Money’
Jewish Week,Wednesday, June 24, 2015
When Jordana Schoor was planning her son Saadya’s bar mitzvah she sought an activity that would be both fun and meaningful for her large extended family. Knowing Saadya’s commitment to doing good deeds, Schoor booked a family outing to Pantry Packers (http://pantrypackers.org/), the 2-year-old food distribution arm of Colel Chabad, the oldest continuously operating network of social services in Israel. “Our family has a long history with Colel Chabad, and we were one of the first groups to come when Pantry Packers opened,” said Schoor, as 35 members of her family measured, labeled and packed bags of rice that would later be distributed to needy Israeli families...
      Colel Chabad–Jerusalem, Israel
Concern for UC Jewish Students: An Open Letter to the Regents
Jewish Journal,Monday, June 22, 2015
...The student senates at UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara have each unanimously approved resolutions condemning antisemitism based on the State Department's definition, and 17 student organizations from various UC campuses, including AEPi, Hillel and Chabad, have asked President Napolitano to make these resolutions official UC policy. In addition, thousands of UC faculty, alumni, parents, donors and California taxpayers have urged the University of California to adopt the State Department definition and to use it in identifying and addressing antisemitic behavior...
      Chabad Jewish Student Center at USC–Los Angeles, CA
      Chabad @ UCSB–Goleta, CA
      Chabad Jewish Student Center @ UC Berkeley–Berkeley, CA
Hebrew Afterschool Program Hosts Event
Sun Sentinel - FL,Monday, June 22, 2015
300 parents and guests recently filled the Shul of Bal Harbour's ballroom for the Community Hebrew After-School Program's (CHAP) annual dinner. CHAP is run by Chabad Chayil in North Miami Beach. Children ages 5-12 opened up the event with song and dance. There was a children's dinner with laser tag while adults enjoyed entertainment from renowned mentalist Guy Bavli. The event also included honorees as the Visionary Award went to Irv and Arlene Blander of Blander Mortgage Corporation in Miami, the Community Leadership Award to Lenny Feldman, president of the SkyLake-Highland Lakes Area Homeowners Association, and the Chesed Award to Asher Mendelson...
      Chabad Chayil - Highland Lakes–North Miami Beach, FL
      The Shul–Surfside, FL
50,000 Pilgrims Throng to Rebbe’s Grave on Death Anniversary
Times of Israel,Monday, June 22, 2015
...But not only disciples of the Rebbe visit his grave. Chaim, a 72-year-old Floridian in a floral print shirt, shorts and sunglasses waited in line for his chance to enter the gravesite’s stone enclosure, his colorful get-up standing out amidst the black hats and white shirts worn by the surrounding hassids. “I’m most definitely not Chabad, but the Rebbe was a great man, and praying next to a great man is a privilege,” he said loudly, explaining that a trip to the Ohel is a staple of his regular visits to New York. Chaim took three notes out of his pocket, hand-written by his grandchildren in Florida with prayers and special requests...
      Ohel Chabad Lubavitch–Cambria Heights, NY
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