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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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LJCC Hosting Friendship Circle of Alabama Color Run
Village Living - Mountain Brook, AL,Wednesday, February 22, 2017
On March 19, friends and family are invited to the Levite Jewish Community Center to celebrate friendship and inclusion with the Friendship Circle of Alabama’s inaugural Color4Friendship Color Run. The Friendship Circle of Alabama is a Jewish organization that helps children with special needs create lasting and fruitful friendships. The children spend time with teenage volunteers, who help the children build valuable friendships through their hours of fun spent together, said Rivky Novak, program director of Friendship Circle of Alabama...
      Chabad of Alabama–Birmingham, AL
Chabad House Gets Approval to Expand
Toledo Blade - OH,Wednesday, February 22, 2017
...A Jewish congregation in Sylvania Township received the approval they've been waiting for to double the size of their community center. Chabad House of Greater Toledo plans to build a 9,758-square-foot building for worship and community outreach to replace a dated facility it has occupied for the last two years...
      Chabad House-Lubavitch of Greater Toledo–Toledo, OH
Gov Greitens, County Executive Stenger Condemn Jewish Cemetery Vandals
CBS S. Louis,Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Caption: Rabbi Hershey Novak of the Chabad Center watches as work begins to replace headstones that were knocked over at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City on February 21, 2017. Police say vandals toppled nearly 200 stones on February 20, 2017 in the Jewish cemetery. Police are not sure if it may have been teens or people committing a hate crime in the cemetery that was created in the 1800’s. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Rabbi Hershey Novack of the Chabad Center Walks Through Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery
AP Photos,Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Rabbi Hershey Novack of the Chabad center walks through Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, where almost 200 gravestones were vandalized over the weekend. "People who are Jewish are shocked and angry," Novack said. (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
      Chabad on Campus serving Washington U. in St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
3,000 Lubavich Women Emissaries From Around the Globe Gather in New York
Jewish Press,Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Preconceived notions about the insular role of women in Hasidism were shattered when more than 3,000 women from around the world gathered to brainstorm about the future of world Jewry and their roles as emissary-representatives of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Hailing from as far away as Bangkok and the Congo, and as near as the Hamptons and the Bronx, these Chabad women serve communities throughout the world, offering Jews, regardless of their affiliation, a spiritual approach to Judaism, and gathered in New York for the five-day International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch (Female) Emissaries...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Up to 200 Headstones Damaged at Jewish Cemetery, Director Says
S. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO,Monday, February 20, 2017
Caption: Rabbi Hershey Novack of the Chabad center conducts a Skype interview for Israeli television at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 where almost 200 gravestones were vandalized over the weekend. "People who are Jewish are shocked and angry," Novack told the interviewers. Photo by Robert Cohen.
      Chabad on Campus serving Washington U. in St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
University of Edinburgh to Be First Scottish Campus to Receive, House Torah Scroll
The Algemeiner,Monday, February 20, 2017
A Torah scroll will soon come to a Scottish campus, marking the first time ever a university in the country will have one on site, the rabbi leading the effort told The Algemeiner. “It is very exciting for all the students at the University of Edinburgh,” said Rabbi Pinny Weinman, co-director of the school’s Chabad center, which will house the Torah...
Shabbat 1000 Is Big Baba Ga-News for Chabad
Tulane Hullabaloo - New Orleans, LA,Sunday, February 19, 2017
At a school where 27 percent of the student body is Jewish, Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, is no minor venue. Yet, despite the hundreds of students who show up to weekly dinners, Rabbi Leibel Lipskier decided to raise the bar. Shabbat 1000, a Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center-sponsored event, was held at 5 p.m. on Feb. 10 on the Newcomb Quadrangle. More than 1100 students were present...
      Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at Tulane University–New Orleans, LA
Holocaust Survivor Advises Washington U Crowd: Engage in Politics, Educate Yourself
S. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO,Saturday, February 18, 2017
...The words harmonized with encouragement from Chabad center co-director Rabbi Hershey Novack, who reminded audience members of their role as the bearers of an important history. “You here tonight are at the strange crossroads of a memory. You’re the last generation of people, young people, who have the privilege to meet (Holocaust) survivors. And you are the very first generation who will need to remember the Holocaust without the privilege of having survivors present,” Novack said...
      Chabad on Campus serving Washington U. in St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
Berel Shemtov Was the Rebbe's First U.S. Emissary; His Granddaughter Completes the Circle
Detroit Jewish News,Friday, February 17, 2017
...Former Brooklynites Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz, 27, and his wife, Mussie, 26, who is the Shemtovs’ granddaughter, are enthusiastic about their new endeavor. Having recently moved with their 18-month-old and 2-month-old daughters in tow, they are busy setting up their home and getting to know their new community. “We feel privileged and fortunate to be able to participate in the global vision of the Rebbe … to reach every Jew and transform the world with Torah and mitzvahs,” Mendel Alperowitz said...
      South Dakota Jewish Center - Chabad Lubavitch–Sioux Falls, SD
Chabad House Opens in Pacific Archipelago of New Caledonia
JTA,Friday, February 17, 2017
...Bassie Sabbach is from Manchester, England, according to a report last month on Chabad’s website about the opening of a Chabad house there. The couple, who have two sons younger than 4, will work with the local community, which on Rosh Hashanah has a festive dinner comprising 70 guests, and with Jewish tourists who come to Caledonia for its renowned beaches and natural beauty. The Le Monde newspaper in December described the archipelago as being a “pristine natural paradise.”...
      Jewish Educational Media–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad New Caledonia–Noumea, New Caledonia
Women Gather for Second MEGA Challah Bake at Emanuel Synagogue
West Hartford News - CT,Thursday, February 16, 2017
...On Sunday, March 5, 2:30 PM at the Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, the Mega Challah bake will be a fun, inspiring afternoon with great feminine energy. Put together, by Chabad of Greater Hartford, participants will mix and knead their own batch of dough, learn an array of braiding techniques and the traditional and mystical meaning behind every step that goes into making this fragrant bread...
      Chabad House of Greater Hartford–West Hartford, CT
Chabad to Celebrate 40 Years of Ever-Expanding Service in Arizona
Jewish Post - AZ,Thursday, February 16, 2017
Break out the schnapps! This year, Chabad of Arizona celebrates 40 years of serving the state’s diverse Jewish population with a gala dinner at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort on Feb. 26. Rabbi Zalman Levertov, regional director of Chabad of Arizona, says the celebration marks four decades of fulfilling the mission “to serve G-d by helping others and also to bring the beauty of Judaism to our people.” Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, in what is now Belarus, set forth this mission when he founded the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in 1775...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Arizona–Phoenix, AZ
Jewish Spy Shares Stories of World War II
Oracle - USF,Wednesday, February 15, 2017
After the liberation of France in 1944, 24-year-old Marthe Cohn, was risking her life in defying the Nazi regime by joining intelligence services in the First French Army and supplying Allies with crucial information in efforts of bringing WWII to an early end. In association with Chabad Jewish Center at USF, Cohn’s lecture focused on her early life fronting as a German nurse under the alias, Marthe Ulrich. With forged German documents serving as a French spy, her carefully concocted alibi involved her searching for her long lost German fiancé...
      Chabad at the University of South Florida–Tampa, FL
Anne Frank's Stepsister to Share Story of Holocaust Survival
Cayman Compass,Tuesday, February 14, 2017
...After Ms. Frank’s death, Mrs. Schloss said, she often felt left in her friend’s shadow and was motivated to use her own life to inspire others. The two became stepsisters after the Holocaust when Ms. Frank’s father married Mrs. Schloss’s mother. Rabbi Berel Pewzner, director of the Chabad Cayman Jewish Community, said Mrs. Schloss’s story offers a lesson on strength and courage that transcends religion...
      Chabad Cayman –Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Jewish Community Ready To Help In Curtailing Crime
Jamaica Gleaner,Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Jewish community in Jamaica says that it is prepared to join in the fight against crime by bringing youth closer to God through the introduction of its doctrine to schools across the country. Rabbi Yaakov Raskin, co-director of Chabad of Jamaica, said the community, which numbers approximately 350 islandwide, is appalled by the senseless bloodshed and is convinced that education, coupled with a greater connection to God, will help to solve the problem...
      Chabad of Jamaica–Montego Bay, S. James Jamaica
Skokie's Lubavitch School Celebrates Arrival of New Torah
Chicago Tribune/ Skokie Review,Monday, February 13, 2017
When a new Torah arrives for the first time, it is cause for celebration, rabbis at Seymour J. Abrams Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School in Skokie say. The school certainly proved that Monday by holding an exuberant ceremony that began outside with a schoolwide march around the building and ended inside with music, dancing and boisterous good cheer. Known as the most sacred item in the Jewish religion, a new Torah scroll is always welcomed in this celebratory fashion, said Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf, dean of Cheder Lubavitch...
      Seymour J. Abrams Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School–Skokie, IL
Chabad Hosts First-Ever Landfill Free Shabbat Dinner
Student Life - Washington University, S. Louis, MO,Monday, February 13, 2017
habad held its first landfill free Shabbat dinner this January, an effort it hopes to make weekly. For about a year, Chabad has hoped to make dinners landfill free, and the Chabad house has worked with Student Union’s Green Events Commission (GEC) in order to obtain enough money to support a landfill-free dinner. Chabad Director of Operations Chana Novack said she hopes these dinners will lead to community education on sustainability and encourage other organizations to follow suit in opening discussion about the environment. She noted that there have been challenges to Chabad’s effort to go landfill free...
      Chabad on Campus serving Washington U. in St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
Welfare Ministry to Provide Food Vouchers to Israel's Poor
Arutz Sheva,Monday, February 13, 2017
Welfare and Social Services Minister Haim Katz (Likud), working together with Chabad's Eshel Soup Kitchens in Jerusalem and Leket Israel, presented on Monday the National Initiative for Ensuring Nutrition. The new initiative will provide food for tens of thousands of families who suffer from nutritional instability, providing them with a rechargeable 500 NIS "credit" card enabling them to buy food for that sum every month. The program will be a one-year pilot program implemented in 36 localities, and will cost the Israeli government 60 million NIS...
      Colel Chabad–Jerusalem, Israel
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