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

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Chabad at ASU New Engagement Director
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Chabad at ASU has announced that alumnus Adam Zalkin is the organization’s new engagement director. Zalkin has served as president of Sammy (Sigma Alpha Mu) fraternity and was actively involved in the Jewish community throughout his tenure at Arizona State University. “Throughout my student experience, I’ve always been able to rely on Chabad to give me a home away from home,” said Zalkin. “Now, I want to give back and make sure other students feel the same way as I did as a student.”
      Chabad at Arizona State University–Tempe, AZ
1 Arrested in Connection With Vandalism
WAND-17 - Decatur, IL,Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The University of Illinois Police Department has made an arrest in connection with a vandalism incident that happened on August 19. Police say they have arrested Max Kristy, 20, in connection with the damaging of a menorah at the Chabad Jewish Center. Authorities say the incident was recorded on surveillance video, during which a man pushes the menorah several times before it falls over...
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
3 Waves of Jews Came to Shanghai
S. Diego Jewish World,Wednesday, August 26, 2015
...In this city of 25 million, often called the Paris of the East, our group visited the Shanghai Museum with its vast collection of exquisite art and antiquities. We toured a silk factory, and attended a spectacular performance of the Chinese Acrobatic Circus. Shabbat dinner was provided by one of the three existing Chabad locations in Shanghai, with an energetic Israeli rabbi leading the services and hosting the kosher, four-course feast...
      Shanghai Jewish Center–Shanghai, China
      Chabad of Pudong–Shanghai, China
      Intown Jewish Center–Shanghai, China
Kosher Food Bank Celebrates Volunteers Sept. 1
Cleveland Jewish News,Tuesday, August 25, 2015
The Cleveland Kosher Food Bank will host a volunteer celebration event at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Waxman Chabad Center, 2479 S. Green Road in Beachwood. The event, which is open to women and girls, will honor the food bank’s volunteers. Rebbetzin Shula Kazen will celebrate her 93rd birthday at the event and guests will have the chance to make their own ruggelach to bake at home. An $18 donation is suggested...
      Chabad House of Greater Cleveland–Cleveland, OH
Legendary Musician Yossi Piamenta, z’l
Jewish Press,Monday, August 24, 2015
...Known throughout the world of secular music as the “Hassidic Hendrix” Piamenta, 64, was rated by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top ten rock guitarists of all time. He was admired by thousands of fans, both Jewish and Gentile, for his smooth technique and his faithful adherence to his Jewish faith regardless of where he was performing...
Yosi Piamenta, a Virtuoso Guitarist Who Reshaped Jewish Music
Forward,Monday, August 24, 2015
...Shortly afterwards, he abandoned his focus on secular music, became a Lubavitcher hasid, and together with his brother Avi, a virtuoso flautist, became popular on the Jewish music scene, releasing numerous albums through the 1980s and ‘90s, including “Mitzvah,” “Tismach,” “As You Like It,” “1990” and “Strings of My Heart.” Piamenta’s guitar sound was immediately recognizable, not just because of the gear he used, such as a Fender Stratocaster and Mesa Boogie amplifier, but because of his tone, articulations, and ornamentation, which were deeply rooted in Middle-Eastern music...
Watch: Glider Raises Tel Aviv Shabbat Observance
Arutz Sheva,Monday, August 24, 2015
The rabbi began by talking about the massive cleanup and construction work this Saturday desecrating Shabbat following the demolition of the Ma'ariv Bridge last Friday, which came as part of the construction of Tel Aviv's new light rail system. "You have to bring the light of Shabbes (Shabbat) to more and more people," he explained, calling for more explanations and outreach to Tel Aviv's youth, which if done properly can change the future of Tel Aviv for the better...
      Merkaz Chabad Lubavitch - Tel Aviv–Tel Aviv, Israel
Man Still Sought in Menorah Incident at Chabad Center
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - IL,Monday, August 24, 2015
University of Illinois police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who damaged the menorah at the Chabad Jewish Center, 509 S. Fourth St., C. Around 6 a.m. Aug. 19, surveillance cameras recorded a man pushing over the menorah on the front lawn of the center, causing it to break at the base. Damage costs were estimated at $2,269...
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
Jewish New Year Fair on the Glastonbury Green!
Hartford Courant - CT,Sunday, August 23, 2015
...On Wednesday afternoon, September 2, the Benet Rothstein Chabad Jewish Center will host a Rosh Hashana Fair at the Fountain Green in Glastonbury Center. This exciting event is free and open to all. You are invited! Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is only weeks away. This year, it begins on September 13. In preparation for this special holiday, the Chabad Jewish Center in Glastonbury is hosting a Rosh Hashana fair, geared for children and adults alike. The fun afternoon will feature a New Year's "Minute-to-Win-It" competition in which participants will attempt to complete an assigned task in 60 seconds or less...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Glastonbury, CT
Petira of Famed Jewish Guitarist and Singer Yossi Piamenta Z"L
YWN,Sunday, August 23, 2015
...In his 20s, Piamenta moved to New York, together with his brother, Avi Piamenta, with the intention of working on a joint album with American saxophone player Stan Getz. The album was a success but Piamenta disapproved of the entertainment industry lifestyle and turned to religion, joining the Orthodox Jewish community...
Chabad of La Costa Celebrates 'Floor of the Present'
S. Diego Jewish World,Sunday, August 23, 2015
Chabad of La Costa on Sunday, Aug. 23, celebrated the completion of what its spiritual leader, Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort, called the “floor of the present” containing an 88-seat sanctuary, offices, a small library, and a kosher kitchen. Already roughly constructed, but needing such important finishing touches as an elevator, is a bottom floor or the “floor of the future” of the double-domed building at 1980 La Costa Avenue in which Eilfort hopes to install pre-school classrooms, a teacher’s lounge, a larger library, and a walk-in freezer...
      Chabad at La Costa–Carlsbad, CA
Victoria's Jewish Community Breaks Ground for New Cultural Centre
Times Colonist - Victoria, BC,Sunday, August 23, 2015
Members of the Jewish community watched on Sunday afternoon as the cornerstone was laid and ground was broken for Victoria’s new Centre for Jewish Life and Learning, expected to be a religious and cultural hub when it’s opened next year. “It's not just a synagogue, it's a community centre, and obviously children and families are an important part of our community," said Rabbi Meir Kaplan, director of Chabad of Vancouver Island, speaking in front of the construction plot on Glasgow Street behind Topaz Park. The facility will include a community hall, library, Hebrew school and daycare centre...
      Chabad of Vancouver Island–Victoria, BC Canada
A Summer of Hope at Camp for Deaf and Hearing Children
Forward,Saturday, August 22, 2015
...Soudakoff describes himself as an “L.A. boy” who’s deaf himself and grew up in an all-deaf household where the “living room was like the deaf campus.” He said the idea to start a Jewish deaf summer camp came after he moved to Crown Heights and met an elderly Russian Jew. “He said, ‘You need to do something for the Russian Jewish deaf kids.’ I thought: ‘I don’t really know Russian. I don’t speak Russian. I never have been to Russia. Let me try to learn.’” Soudakoff said. So he partnered with a Chabad camp in Russia, and launched the world’s first deaf Jewish summer program in 2013. And then came the boys’ camp in the United States, and now the girls’ camp...
Camel Caravan Stalls Chabad Rabbi at the Dead Sea
Jewish Press,Saturday, August 22, 2015
...“We were driving back from a Bat Mitzvah atop the cliff-top fortress at Masada,” said the rabbi, “and suddenly we found ourselves in the middle of a ‘traffic jam.’” A massive camel herd simply strolled into the road, right in front of Elharar’s amazed eyes. The rabbi barely had time to hit the brakes, he said. “God allowed those camels to pass me [on the road],” the emissary said with a laugh. Elharar typically spends half of his day in his car, visiting Jews at locations from one end of the Dead Sea to the other.
      Chabad of the Dead Sea–Ein Bokek, Israel
U of I Police Department Investigate Vandalism
WAND 17 - Decatur, IL,Friday, August 21, 2015
The University of Illinois Police Department is seeking the public's help in its investigation into a vandalism incident that took place on August 19. Police say the incident happened at about 6:00 a.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center in the 500 block of South Fourth Street. Authorities say the incident was caught on surveillance video...
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
My Walk 4 Friends Set for Sept. 6
Cleveland Jewish News,Friday, August 21, 2015
Every child will be a champion during the Friendship Circle of Cleveland’s sixth annual My Walk 4 Friends, a two-mile walk beginning and ending at The Friendship Circle of Cleveland in Pepper Pike on Sept. 6. This year’s theme is The Championship Walk, and the Friendship Circle hopes to raise $360,000. “360 is a full circle, of course, and we have to complete the circle in order to keep the Circle running,” said Rabbi Yossi Marozov, executive director of the Friendship Circle of Cleveland...
      Friendship Circle–Pepper Pike, OH
Chabad Menorah Knocked Over, UIPD Seek Public Help
Daily Illini,Friday, August 21, 2015
The University police department asked for the public’s help on Wednesday after a man was recorded knocking over the menorah displayed outside the Chabad Jewish Center at 509 S. Fourth St., Champaign. In the security camera footage, the man approached the menorah around 6 a.m. Wednesday. He pushes the menorah until it breaks at its base and falls to the ground, then walks out of the frame. Moments later, the man walks back into the frame with two other men, passing the center...
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
Chabad of Hunterdon County Announces High Holiday Services
NJ Advance Media,Friday, August 21, 2015
Chabad of Hunterdon County will be hosting High Holiday services that are open to the community. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services will be held at the elegant Beaver Brook Country Club, in the heart of Hunterdon County. The services are friendly and welcoming and are conducted by Rabbi Eli Kornfeld and Cantor Yosef Brickman. "When I am at Chabad for the High Holidays the services come alive and I feel connected to my Jewish roots. The services are explained in English so I can actually understand their meaning" says Maurice Waknin from Glen Gardner...
      Chabad of Hunterdon County–Clinton, NJ
Learn About Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur During Story Hour Aug. 30 at Stonebriar Centre
Frisco Enterprise - TX,Friday, August 21, 2015
Learn about the Jewish High Holidays, celebrating the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, during an interactive story hour followed by crafts offered by Chabad of Frisco in partnership with Barnes & Noble Booksellers store at the Stonebriar Centre Mall. The free event is scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the book store, 2601 Preston Road, No. 1204 in Frisco. The High Holidays this year fall on Sept. 14, 15 and 23. Visit chabadfrisco.org for more information.
      Chabad of Frisco–Frisco, TX
Group to Bike From Glastonbury to West Hartford Raising Awareness of the Jewish New Year
Hartford Courant - CT,Friday, August 21, 2015
...Frustrated by the fact that some people might not be aware of Chabad's "open door policy," Rabbi Wolvovsky decided to do what he can to get the word out. "At our holiday events, we pray, study, sing, and eat together," says Rabbi Shaya Gopin of the Chabad House in West Hartford. "It's a great opportunity for people to grow and to celebrate together." This Sunday (August 23), the rabbis will be leading a "Shofar Bike & Blast" across the Connecticut River...
      Chabad House of Greater Hartford–West Hartford, CT
      Chabad Jewish Center–Glastonbury, CT
Hasidic Musician Yosi Piamenta Dies at 64
Arutz Sheva,Thursday, August 20, 2015
...n his 20s, Piamenta moved to New York, together with his brother with the intention of working on a joint album with American saxophone player Stan Getz. The album was a success but Piamenta disapproved of the entertainment industry lifestyle and turned to religion, becoming Hasidic. Piamenta lived in Flatbush, New York, for over 20 years before moving back to Israel to live close to his father...
Illini Chabad Menorah Vandalized
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette - IL,Wednesday, August 19, 2015
This raw video supplied by Illini Chabad shows the Jewish center's 9-foot tall menorah being vandalized early Wednesday.
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
Goldie Steinberg, Reportedly the World's Oldest Jew, Dies at 114
Tablet,Tuesday, August 18, 2015
...Steinberg moved to America in 1923 and settled in the neighborhood of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. She married a jeweler (he died in 1967), had two children, and worked as a seamstress until she was 80 years old. Steinberg then lived completely independently until she was an incredible 104 years old, when she moved into the Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Long Beach where, according to Chabad.org, “she was known for her warmth and consideration for others.” Rabbi Eli Goodman, co-director of Chabad of the Beaches in Long Beach, told Chabad.org that “[Steinberg] was a tremendously special person.”...
      Chabad of the Beaches –Long Beach, NY
'World's Oldest Jew' Dies Aged 114
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Tuesday, August 18, 2015
...One of eight siblings, Mrs Steinberg moved to New York in 1923 where she married and had two children. She worked as a seamstress until she was 80 and lived independently until the age of 104. Peter Kutner, Mrs Steinberg’s grandson said of his grandmother, in an interview with Chabad.org: “My grandmother’s life — surviving the pogroms, losing siblings in the Holocaust — it was a history lesson.”
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Bangkok Jewish Community on High Alert, but Still Maintaining a Brave Face
Jerusalem Post,Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Tensions are high in Bangkok after a bomb explosion killed 22 people Monday night. Israelis are especially worried since Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for Israeli tourists. But Rabbi Nechemya Wilhelm, director of Chabad Bangkok, maintained a brave face. Following the attack, he said his Chabad house immediately became a place of refuge for Israelis and tourists, especially since the center has telephones with free calls to Israel and the United States. Just as worried parents from Israel called in, relieved travelers were calling home to reassure those abroad of their safety...
      Chabad of Bangkok - Ohr Menachem–Bangkok, Thailand
The Tides That Bind
Jewish Week,Tuesday, August 18, 2015
...Weil pointed to several signs of new Jewish life in New Orleans: a Moishe House, an expanded Limmud educational program, a new Hillel House and Chabad Center at Tulane University, a new Chabad day school, an expanded JCC Uptown site and Beth Israel’s new building...
      Torah Academy–Metairie, LA
      Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at Tulane University–New Orleans, LA
Goldie Steinberg, Reportedly the World's Oldest Jewish Person, Dies at 114
JTA,Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Goldie Steinberg, reportedly the world’s oldest known Jewish person, died at age 114. Steinberg, according to Chabad.org, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s news site, died Sunday at the Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Long Beach, New York. She was two months away from her 115th birthday...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Jewish 'Rocky' Turns Life Around With Help of a Rabbi
DNAinfo Chicago,Tuesday, August 18, 2015
...He first met Scheiman, the Jewish chaplain for Illinois prisons, about two months into his sentence. The pair would meet regularly and their friendship continues. "As a Chabad Rabbi, my Rebbe teaches that every person is redeemable and everyone has a diamond inside. I drive home this point to all my clients," said Scheiman, of Des Plaines. Horowitz said he didn't start to feel that mindset until after he was released from prison and started boxing...
      Lubavitch Chabad of Niles - F.R.E.E–Des Plaines, IL
Photos: 5th Annual Twilight Reception to Benefit Chabad Lubavitch of the Hamptons
Westhampton-Hampton Bays, NY Patch,Monday, August 17, 2015
Chabad of the Hamptons recently hosted their 5th Annual Twilight Reception on Sunday, August 9. The event, which took place at a private home in Sagaponack and was coordinated by Linda Jacobson and Linda Sharpiro, was to benefit Chabad Lubavitch of the Hamptons. The event chairpersons were Shawn Frankel and Lance Korman. Rabbi Leibel and Goldie Baumgarten were the executive directors of the event...
      Chabad of the Hamptons–East Hampton, NY
Report: No Israelis Among Bangkok Dead
Arutz Sheva,Monday, August 17, 2015
...Rabbi Nehemia Wilhelm, the Chabad emissary in Bangkok, says he is touch with various Thai officials and is monitoring developments. "As far as we know, there are no Israeli casualties," Wilhelm told Walla! News. "We are in touch with local security forces. Some tourists saw the explosions and even the victims. We have received many phone calls from parents in Israel and are trying to calm everyone."...
      Chabad of Bangkok - Ohr Menachem–Bangkok, Thailand
Israelis Near Bangkok Bombing Reminded of Terror Attacks Back Home
Algemeiner,Monday, August 17, 2015
...On the Chabad center’s Facebook page, Wilhelm called on concerned Israeli tourists to contact his house of worship rather than the Israeli embassy because he was already fielding numerous phone calls from worried parents. The rabbi also offered Israeli tourists the use of the Chabad House’s phone lines for free...
      Chabad of Bangkok - Ohr Menachem–Bangkok, Thailand
Around Jefferson: Heroine of Holocaust to Speak at Jewish Center
New Orleans Advocate - LA,Monday, August 17, 2015
Marthe Cohn, known to many as a heroine of the Holocaust, will be the guest speaker at a special program planned for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 at the Chabad Jewish Center, 4141 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie. Cohn, 94, was born in Metz, France in 1920. She was a devoutly religious Jewish woman living across the German border in France when Hitler rose to power. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Cohn’s sister was sent to Auschwitz while her family fled to the south of France...
      Chabad Center of Metairie–Metairie, LA
The Secret History of the Jewish Caribbean
USA Today,Monday, August 17, 2015
...On Grand Cayman in the Seven Mile Beach strip across the street from the Marriott Resort and the Queen’s Court Plaza, Chabad House is a community center with programs like a Hebrew School, classes for moms and tots, Sabbath prayers open to everyone and holiday celebrations that are particularly lively affairs. Although there is not a synagogue per se, Chabad House is the go-to-spot for the 300-500 Jews calling the Cayman Islands home and tourists who may want to marry on the island...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of S. Maarten/Martin–St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles
      Chabad Cayman –Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
      Chabad of Jamaica–Montego Bay, Jamaica
10 Years on, Katrina Echoes for Mississippi Jews
JTA,Sunday, August 16, 2015
...Hall, who opened the Chabad center in Gulfport last year, hopes he can help. He said 30 people attended an event he organized for the Shavuot holiday earlier this year, and he studies with 12 or so people on a weekly basis. Chabad’s goal, Hall said, is to complement Beth Israel, not to compete with it. “As a rule, we do not schedule conflicting events or publicize Friday night services in deference to Beth Israel,” the rabbi said. “There are not enough Jewish people here for two communities. We have this in mind whatever we do. We are interested in serving the greater Jewish community, not creating our own.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Mississippi–Biloxi, MS
For New Orleans Jews, Katrina — 10 Years on — Still Fosters Communal Bond
JTA,Sunday, August 16, 2015
...Indeed, most of the city’s Jewish institutions have recovered fully or continue to make headway. In Metairie, the Chabad-run Torah Academy, wrecked during Katrina, opened a $5.7 million facility last year. A few blocks away, the Community Day School, which occupies a wing of the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community Center and features a kosher cafeteria, is expecting a student body of 37 in September...
      Chabad Center of Metairie–Metairie, LA
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