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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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Friendship Circle Ties Squirrel Hill’s Past With a‘Celebration of Connections to Come’
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle,Wednesday, November 19, 2014
...It is that history that Friendship Circle wants to share and help create going forward, Rudolph said, making the organization’s new location the perfect spot to continue to foster meaningful and lasting relationships between teens and children with special needs. Friendship Circle’s plan is to “interact with the neighborhood,” Rudolph said, and to provide a “welcoming environment” to the community at large...
      Chabad of Shadyside–Pittsburgh, PA
Hour of Discovery Gives Jewish Public School Children Lessons in Heritage, Tradition
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle,Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Yulia and Igor Tsvetkov are not particularly religious, but it is important to them that their children, 7 and 9, learn about Jewish culture and practice. That’s why every Thursday at 2 p.m. their children leave the Pittsburgh Colfax Elementary School before the final period of the day and walk with a representative of Chabad of Pittsburgh to the nearby Congregation Poale Zedeck for a religious instruction program dubbed the Jewish Discovery Hour...
      Chabad Outreach–Pittsburgh, PA
Open to All: Giant Menorah Lighting at Enfield Square Mall!
Hartford Courant - CT,Wednesday, November 19, 2014
...The Chabad Jewish Center has announced plans to host a free, open-to-all holiday event on the first eve of Chanukah. The program will be held on Tuesday night, December 16th, at 6:00pm. The festivities will be held at Sears Court in the Enfield Square Mall - 90 Elm Street. A giant (9-foot-tall!) Menorah candelabra will be lit, hot cider and potato "latkes" (pancakes) will be served, a mega "Dreidle" (spin-top) game will be played, face painting and balloon animals will add to the fun... There will also be festive music and free raffles. Enfield's Chanukah celebration will bring joy to local residents!...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Glastonbury, CT
Reporter's Notebook: Ukraine Rabbi Tries to Hold a Dispersed Community Together
Jerusalem Post,Wednesday, November 19, 2014
...“I understood that if I want to remain a normal person… I had no choice but to leave. If I remained there, I wouldn’t be good for the Jews of Donetsk but the opposite.” Bringing with him some 200 people, Vishedski made his way to the city of Mariupol, only to flee to Kiev in September as the rebels came within shelling distance of the Jews’ new refuge...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Donetsk–Donetsk, Ukraine
Yom Kippur in the Big House
Jewish Week,Tuesday, November 18, 2014
...This unusual Yom Kippur was organized by the Aleph Institute and Maryland Hillel. Aleph is a Chabad-affiliated group dedicated to providing for the religious needs of Jewish inmates nationwide. When not praying, we learned about what life is like for Jews in prison...
      The Aleph Institute–Surfside, FL
Oakwood Rabbi Reacts to Violence in Israel
WDTN - Montgomery County, OH,Tuesday, November 18, 2014
...In Dayton, Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin was getting ready to go to work this morning at Chabad, a synagogue in Oakwood. “I was hoping I would never have to see a headline like that again, it goes back a long and sorry history that I had hoped an end had come to it, of innocent people being persecuted in horrific ways” said Rabbi Klatzkin. He used to study in the same neighborhood in Jerusalem. The more he learned about today’s attack, the sadder it became. “I knew the rabbi from Boston, I knew his family” said Rabbi Klazkin...
      Chabad of Greater Dayton–Dayton, OH
Myrtle Beach Rabbi Says Children Lived, Prayed Near Attacked Synagogue
WPDE - Myrtle Beach, SC,Tuesday, November 18, 2014
...He thought of his 18 year-old-daughter and 26 year-old-son, both living just a few miles away from that synagogue. "He was with his prayer shawl doing the morning service when that happened in another synagogue. I have a very strong picture that it happened in my son's prayer room and it is hitting home very closely," he said. Aizenman's children were unharmed but he continues to be haunted by thoughts of those who were...
      Chabad of Myrtle Beach–Myrtle Beach, SC
Special Needs Round Up: Seinfeld, Inclusive Mommy &Me and Jobs for Adults with DD
L.A. Jewish Journal,Tuesday, November 18, 2014
...One innovative program that’s filling this gap is a new, free, Mommy and Me program that has started at Friendship Circle Los Angeles to give Moms and their young children with special needs ages 2-4 the chance to enjoy Jewish-themed music, art sensory play and circle time, joined by typical children of the same age span. Sessions are held at the inclusive, state-of-the-art “My Backyard” playground on site at 1952 S. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles 90034...
Former Student Killed in West Jerusalem
Daily Trojan - USC,Tuesday, November 18, 2014
...The Jewish community at USC honored the victims’ lives during a vigil hosted at the Chabad house on Tuesday evening. “It’s in our own personal ability to respond,” Rabbi Dov Wagner said at the vigil. “This is what shows that we do not allow evil to control what we see is important in the world. But rather, we ensure that we are focused. We are responding in the best way possible by adding means to the world.”
      Chabad Jewish Student Center at USC–Los Angeles, CA
Community Dedicated to Religious Centerpiece
Longboat Observer - FL,Tuesday, November 18, 2014
...Although having a Torah housed at a synagogue is common practice, and a necessity for holding meetings at the temple, having one dedicated and written specifically for a synagogue is an honor, said Rabbi Menachem Bukiet, of Chabad of Bradenton. Chabad recently received that honor and now has a Torah that was written by a scribe in Israel, specifically for the East County synagogue...
      Chabad of Bradenton–Lakewood Ranch, FL
A Glimpse Inside Crown Heights’ Hasidic Community in the ’90s
Slate,Tuesday, November 18, 2014
...When she tried Crown Heights one day, during the Sukkot holiday, she had better luck. “I came out of the subway at Kingston Avenue, and I started to walk down the main street. I saw a big crowd and I took out my camera. Somebody said I couldn’t take pictures, so I put my camera back in my bag,” Nishio, now 84, said. “When I turned to a side street I saw a little boy and girl playing with their father. I asked the father if it was to OK take a picture. He said, ‘Well, this is our holiday, and you can’t take pictures. But you can come back later.’ ”...
Lubavitcher Only Second Ever Elected to English Montreal School Board
Canadian Jewish News,Monday, November 17, 2014
Mordechai Antal has become only the second Orthodox Jewish commissioner of the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) and probably of any school board in Quebec. He was elected in Ward 1 (Côte des Neiges/Snowdon/Outremont/Town of Mount Royal/Park Extension) in the school board elections held on Nov. 2 on the team of incumbent EMSB chair Angela Mancini. Antal, 49, a member of the Lubavitch community, is a teacher in the Jewish day school system and head of its major union. His six children attend or graduated from Orthodox Jewish schools...
Chabad of Bedford Announces Community Menorah Lighting
HamletHub - Katona, NY,Monday, November 17, 2014
The Bedford Community Menorah Lighting will take place on the Bedford Village Green, on the first night of Chanukah,Tuesday December 16 at 5:00pm. The event will feature live music, latkes, doughnuts, hot cider, crafts and games in the Bedford Historical Hall. The celebration is sponsored by Chabad - it is free of charge, and open to all...
      Chabad of Bedford –Bedford Hills, NY
Mobile Menorah Set to Make Comeback
Oklahoman,Sunday, November 16, 2014
The menorah is once again going mobile for Hanukkah. Ovadia Goldman, rabbi of the Chabad Jewish Center of Oklahoma City, said this year, visiting rabbinical students will take to the streets in a “menorah car” just as they did in 2011. The idea behind the mobile menorah is to share the message of the Jewish holiday that begins at sundown Dec. 16. Goldman said the vehicle is designed to light up the night during the eight-day holiday...
      Chabad Community Center For Jewish Life and Learning–Oklahoma City, OK
Petira of HaRav Yaakov Katz ZTL; Rosh Yeshiva in Kfar Chabad
Yeshiva World News,Sunday, November 16, 2014
HaGaon HaRav Yaakov Dovid HaKohen Katz ZT”L, Rosh Yeshiva of the main Chabad Yeshiva in Kfar Chabad and an elder among Chabad roshei yeshiva in Eretz Yisrael was niftar. The rav, who was 83, was involved in chinuch in Kfar Chabad for some fifty years...
Middletown: Giant Menorah Lighting at Union Park
Hartford Courant - CT,Sunday, November 16, 2014
Community Chanukah Celebration at South Green Open to All! Singing, dancing, and joy are expected on Main Street in Middletown… The Chabad Jewish Center has announced plans to host a free, open-to-all holiday event. The program, marking the final evening of the festival of Chanukah, will be held on Tuesday night, December 23rd, at 6:00pm. Middletown's Giant Menorah Lighting will bring happiness and warmth to local residents...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Glastonbury, CT
Acworth Announces Holiday Events, Community Classes
Acworth Patch - GA,Friday, November 14, 2014
...The City of Acworth invites everyone to its third annual Menorah Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 17, the second night of Hanukkah, at 6:00 p.m. The Menorah is located at the corner of Cowan Road and Main Street in Downtown Acworth. Rabbi Zalman Charytan from the Chabad Jewish Center will officiate the lighting with Mayor Tommy Allegood assisting...
      Chabad Jewish Center - KSU & West Cobb–Kennesaw, GA
Chabad to Hold Menorah Workshop at The Home Depot
Quad City Times - IA,Thursday, November 13, 2014
Chabad of the Quad-Cities will offer a pre-Hanukkah menorah workshop from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at The Home Depot, 920 Middle Road, Bettendorf. The event will unite children and their families in an interactive celebration of Hanukkah. Participants will receive a worker’s apron and then craft their own unique menorah from wood and a host of other supplies available at The Home Depot. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy Hanukkah cookies and enter a raffle. Parents should accompany their children, and there is no charge for attending...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Quad Cities–Davenport, IA
Mandell JCC's Book Festival Features Rabbi Joseph Tekushkin's "Rebbe"
West Hartford News - CT,Thursday, November 13, 2014
Bestselling author, scholar and Rabbi, Joseph Telushkin, and his book Rebbe will kick-off the Mandell JCC’s 22nd Annual Jewish Book Festival, Thursday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m at the Mandell JCC, Zachs Campus, 335 Bloomfield Avenue. The New York Times Bestseller, “Rebbe,” tells the life and teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential Rabbi in modern history...
Chabad Art Students in a Collaborative Venture
Jewish Exponent,Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Aficionados peruse the work of alumni of Chabad House for Students of the Arts during a reception held at the Kugel Collaborative on South Street.
      Chabad House for Students of the Arts–Philadelphia, PA
Home Depot Joins Clifton Park Chabad to Offer Menorah Workshop
Jewish World - NY Capital District,Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Clifton Park Chabad will partner with The Home Depot, 4 Halfmoon Crossing Blvd, Clifton Park, to offer a pre-Chanukah Menorah workshop on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 1 – 3 p.m. Participants will receive a free work apron, craft menorahs from wood, and have an opportunity to do other Chanukah crafts. Hot latkes and doughnuts will be available...
      Chabad of Clifton Park–Clifton Park, NY
Shabbat Dinner to be Held Friday
Rocky Mountain Collegian - CSU,Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Chabad Jewish Student Organization is hosting the annual Shabbat 200 dinner at Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center North Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Friday. The event will showcase Jewish cuisine and culture, and is free for all University affiliates. The event is the largest annual 4-course Shabbat dinner in Northern Colorado that will also feature Jewish traditional kosher foods such as matzo ball soup, kugel and challah and more...
New Exhibit Brings to Life 350 Years of American Jews in the Military
JTA,Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Mementos of Jacob Goldstein slide across the 3-foot-by-4-foot horizontal screen like cards being dealt at a casino: his photograph, his name, an Operation Urgent Fury headline denoting the 1983 military campaign in Grenada, Goldstein’s explanatory text summarizing his role during the invasion. Even more striking than the photograph showing the uniformed rabbi wrapping tefillin on the Grenada beach with his rifle resting atop a mound of sandbags is his recollection of going from Lubavitch disciple in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a U.S. Army officer and chaplain attaining the rank of colonel...
JEMsSays Thank You
J-Wire,Tuesday, November 11, 2014
JEMs (Jewish Education Matters) has held its fourth banquet and graduation ceremony and donated $1,800 to Kesser Torah College. More than 900 grandparents, parents, children and teens packing the Science Theatre at the University of New South Wales. The evening began with a video of the Rebbe and a dedication to Rabbi Avrahom Levitansky whose three children and sons in law follow in his footsteps working with public school children...
      Yeshiva Centre - Chabad NSW HQ–Bondi Beach, NSW Australia
Chabadnikim Never are Idle, Preparations Begin for Hassidic 'New Year'
Arutz Sheva,Tuesday, November 11, 2014
As with every holiday, one is supposed to begin to prepare 30 days beforehand. And for Chabad hassidim, preparation for the 19th of Kislev, which is called the hassidic Rosh Hashana (New Year) is no different. In two days, the 20th of the Hebrew month of Marheshvan, the birthday of the Rashab, Rabbi Sholom Ber Schneerson, (the fifth Rebbe of the Chabad dynasty) will be celebrated, kicking off the preparations...
Chabad Lawyer Mediates Between Inuit Tribes in Alaska — and Keeps Kosher
Forward,Tuesday, November 11, 2014
...Fueled by his growing devotion to the Lubavitcher hasidic movement, Voluck took a two-year sabbatical from law to attend the Rabbinical College of America, in Morristown, New Jersey, specializing in — what else? — Talmudic and Jewish legal studies. When Voluck returned to Sitka — with a wife and young family in tow — to continue practicing Indian law, “they totally welcomed me back; the first day I walked in with the beard, the peyes, the kippah and nobody even blinked.”...
Friendship Circle Begins Squirrel Hill Project
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,Monday, November 10, 2014
Construction is beginning on Friendship Circle's multimillion-dollar project to create a new home in Squirrel Hill for children and young adults with special needs. The two-story structure at the former Gullifty's restaurant site at 1922 Murray Ave. is scheduled to open next year...
      Chabad of Shadyside–Pittsburgh, PA
Heritage School Opens First Complete Kosher Kitchen in U.S. for Residential Treatment Centers
Daily Herald - UT,Sunday, November 09, 2014
..."I think this is really significant," said Ella Ross, age 16. Ross is from the Los Angeles area and was raised in the Reformed Jewish tradition. "Judaism is important to all cultures," Ross said. "I was raised a little kosher, but it is really hard to live kosher." Although students from the Reformed or Conservative traditions don't follow kosher living, they were all excited to see Rabbi Zippel and to know there are kosher options for them...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Utah–Salt Lake City, UT
Wallingford Jewish Center Dedicates New Holy Scroll
Meriden Record-Journal - CT,Sunday, November 09, 2014
About 50 members of the Chabad of Wallingford participated in dedicating a new Torah by helping write the last letters in the scroll. The Torah is the sacred text of the Jewish people. Rabbi Baruch Kaplan greeted guests as they arrived at the dedication on Chabad Jewish center at 174 Center St. The Torah was donated by Illya and Michelle Mowerman, of Woodbridge, in honor of their children, Camila and Daniel. “It’s a continuation of our traditions,” Illya Mowerman said. “It brings the community together and entices more of the community to come and enrich themselves.”...
      Chabad of Wallingford–Wallingford, CT
Pineville’s Jeremy’s Jump to Benefit Those with Special Needs
Charlotte Observer - NC,Saturday, November 08, 2014
The second annual Jeremy’s Jump, a 10-hour relay jump-a-thon, will be Nov. 16 at Sky High Sports in Pineville. The event is a way to honor the memory of Jeremy Alpern, promote acceptance of children and teens with special needs and raise money for the Friendship Circle...
      Lubavitch Education Center North Carolina–Charlotte, NC
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