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Gathering of 4,200 Chabad Rabbis Like ‘family Simcha’
Cleveland Jewish News,Thursday, November 27, 2014
About a dozen Chabad rabbis from Northeast Ohio were among 4,200 rabbis from around the world who traveled to New York for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries Nov. 19 to Nov. 23. The annual event is aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. Rabbi Yossi Marozov, executive director of Friendship Circle of Cleveland in Pepper Pike, said it was his 13th time attending the conference and that he wouldn’t miss it, “just as you wouldn’t miss a family simcha (Hebrew for celebration).”...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Friendship Circle–Pepper Pike, OH
      Chabad of Downtown Cleveland–Cleveland, OH
2,000 Rabbis Gather in Brooklyn for "World's Largest Selfie"
Shalom Life,Thursday, November 27, 2014
...Recently, as Ynet reports, Microsoft Bangladesh had attempted to create the world's largest selfie with some 1,151 people. If the Chabad selfie really does have 2,000 people in it, we're still waiting on confirmation, then it looks like they've taken the record. Looks like 2,000 to me?
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Footfall at Colaba Nariman House Slowly Picking Up
DNA - India,Thursday, November 27, 2014
The voice bell outside the security cabin seems to be the newest addition to the security apparatus at Nariman House, Colaba. It's three months since the place was thrown open to members of the community, and the buzz around the place familiar to the community before the terror strike had shut it down, is slowly picking up, community members say. "Chabad House is like a father and mother to most Jews. Any Jew who goes to any city, first goes there," said Ovad Louig, an Israeli national who dropped by at Nariman House on Monday morning...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Selfie Aware Rabbis
i24news,Thursday, November 27, 2014
..."We are really one big family," said Rabbi Levi Slonim of the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University in New York, who was part of the group. "Who better to be with, for what might be a world-record-setting group selfie?"
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Menorah Set to Return to High Street in Loughton
Guardian - East London & West Essex,Thursday, November 27, 2014
A Jewish Menorah is set to return to a town after being introduced for the first time last year. Loughton Synagogue and Chabad, an educational organisation, arranged for the symbol of Judaism to be added to Loughton High Road in 2013...
      Chabad Lubavitch Centre–Ilford, Essex England
Chabad Plans Variety of Chanukah Celebrations
WHAV - MA,Thursday, November 27, 2014
Chabad of North Andover is having a variety of Chanukah celebrations throughout the area from Dec. 16 through 23. Celebrations include menorah lighting, live DJ, traditional Chanukah foods such as potato latkes (pancakes) and donuts and more. The first candle will be lit Tuesday, Dec. 16, on the Middleton Green, Middleton...
      Chabad of North Andover–North Andover, MA
International Chabad conference
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
From left, Rabbi Dov Levertov of Chabad of Arizona, Rabbi Laibel Blotner of Chabad of Mesa, Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin of Chabad of Tucson, Rabbi Ephraim Zimmerman of Chabad of Oro Valley and Rabbi Shlomy Levertov of Chabad of Paradise Valley pose at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in New York. They were among 5,200 rabbis and guests from more than 80 countries who participated in the recent International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. See story on jewishaz.com. Photo by Adam Ben Cohen/Chabad.org
      Chabad Lubavitch of Arizona–Phoenix, AZ
      Chabad Lubavitch of Tucson–Tucson, AZ
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mesa–Mesa, AZ
      Chabad of Oro Valley–Oro Valley, AZ
      Chabad of Paradise Valley–Paradise Valley, AZ
Chabad Jewish Center of Mesa Spreads Hanukkah Cheer
East Valley Tribune - AZ,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights,” is conspicuous for a couple of reasons, namely the interesting lights and decorations and the eight-day length of the holiday. Rabbi Laibel Blotner, executive director of Chabad Jewish Center of Mesa, said the holiday is primarily about spreading the news of the miracle the holiday celebrates...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mesa–Mesa, AZ
Seminar to Examine Relationship Between Judaism, Politics
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
“Jewish Thought and the American Political Tradition,” a six-week seminar on the relationship between Judaism and American political tradition, will be held 7:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Dec. 4, at the Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life...
      Chabad of the East Valley–Chandler, AZ
‘Holocaust In History and Memory’ Lecture to Be Held Nov. 29
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
“Lest We Forget: The Holocaust in History and Memory,” a lecture presented by CTeen and Chabad of Phoenix, will be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Chabad of Phoenix, 2110 E. Lincoln Drive. The free lecture will be presented by Dr. Rainer Schulze, a professor at the University of Essex. He is the coordinator of the annual Holocaust memorial events at the University of Essex and founding editor of the journal The Holocaust in History and Memory...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Arizona–Phoenix, AZ
The Chabad Secret
L.A. Jewish Journal,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
...This is the great enigma of the Chabad movement—how an ultra-Orthodox sect obsessed with observing the commandments became so mainstream and popular. It’s too easy to explain it by saying, “Oh, they’re so warm and loving that it breaks down all barriers.” That is certainly true—their warmth and love moves people. But what drives the movement itself is a deep, mystical attachment to the mitzvah. Take away the mitzvah and the “love of our fellow Jews” becomes an abstract and passive idea. The mitzvah is what turns their love into a verb...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Rabbis Unite!
Baltimore Jewish Times,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Ask just about any shliach at the recent conference of Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis about what they get out of spending five days with their fellow rabbis and he will say “recharging the batteries.” “The shluchim conference is like the Rosh Hashanah of our outreach,” Rabbi Nochum Katsenelenbogen, director of Chabad of Owings Mills, said, using the Yiddish-inflected Hebrew word for emissaries. “It’s when we derive inspiration, recharge and are empowered to fulfill our mission to reach every single Jew in the community.”...
      Chabad Center and Lubavitch of Maryland–Baltimore, MD
      Chabad of Owings Mills–Owings Mills, MD
      Chabad Lubavitch of Downtown Baltimore–Baltimore, MD
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Towson–Towson, MD
Downtown Tribe
Baltimore Jewish Times,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
...Chabad Lubavitch of Downtown Baltimore, on South High Street, opened in 2008. Rabbi Levi Druk and his wife, Chani, cater to the revolving door of Jews through Shabbat dinners, holiday programs and Torah programs. “The downtown community is very transient,” said Druk. “People are here for a few months, to get a graduate degree, an internship. They may start a family but then leave when their kids are 2 or 3. Even empty nesters might want to retire permanently elsewhere. There are new faces all the time.” Still, Druk estimates that Chabad has a core group of 100 to 200 regular attendees...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Downtown Baltimore–Baltimore, MD
ASU Vigil Calls for Hope, Unity in Face of Tragedy
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Representatives from four Jewish student groups at Arizona State University gathered outside the Memorial Union on the school’s Tempe campus on Nov. 19 to remember the victims of the previous day’s terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue. Speakers from the four organizations – Chabad at ASU, Hillel Jewish Student Center, JAC (Jewish Arizonans on Campus) and Sun Devils for Israel – shared personal experiences and messages of hope for the future, according to Debbie Yunker Kail, Hillel’s executive director. About 50 people attended the vigil...
      Chabad at Arizona State University–Tempe, AZ
At Conference of Hasidic Emissaries, Social Media Leads the Way
Brooklyn Daily Eagle,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Selfies. Hashtags. Live tweeting. Video streaming. A recent gathering of worldwide Hasidic emissaries in Brooklyn demonstrated how the Chabad-Lubavitch sect, often at the vanguard of using the Internet for religious outreach, has continued to lead the way with its embrace of social media. “Six years ago I sat hunched in a corner live tweeting this event alone, from a TREO 650,” said Morderchai Lightstone, who manages Chabad-Lubavitch’s social media feeds. “Now there is a veritable symphony of tweets. Amazing.”...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
MK Yuli Edelstein Tells Chabad Rabbis Why He ‘Lost It’ Over Tefillin
Jewish Press,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
...Edelstein told the those at the banquet that for him, the pivotal moment in his life came when a guard in a labor camp tried to break his tefillin boxes over his knee. That, he said, was when he “lost it” and fought back — earning himself 15 days in solitary confinement. “You would do the same if something so dear to you was being taken away,” Edelstein explained. It is ironic, he added, that today when no one is taking away tefillin, many Jews no longer know what they are...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Nets to Host Chanukah Jewish Heritage Night at Barclays Center
Jewish Voice,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
As the Nets gear up for the third season in their new home in Brooklyn, CTeen, Chabad’s global teen network, is planning its 2nd Annual Jewish Heritage Night which will take place in the Nets’ arena, Barclays Center, on the fifth night of Chanukah. Event organizers are expecting Jewish attendance upwards of 6,000, Brooklyn being a borough that is home to hundreds of thousands of Jews and taking into account the incredible success of last year’s event debut...
      Merkos Suite 302–Brooklyn, NY
Mumbai: 6 Years After Ghastly 26/11 Attacks - Photos
PTI,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
View of Chabad House on the eve of the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai Terror attacks in Mumbai on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Israel Changes Facial Hair Regulations for Religious Troops
i24news,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
...The affair began when Yaakov Biblau, who serves as a computer and electronics engineer in the Israel Air Force, arrived at a new base and was ordered to shave. The soldier explained that he comes from a family of Chabad Hasidim and has had a permit to grow a beard since he began his military service, at the recommendation of a military rabbi. The officer, however, insisted on revoking the shaving exemption and decided to prosecute him for refusing to obey an order...
Six Years Since Mumbai Attacks
AFP,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
...At the Chabad House Jewish centre, another high-profile target where six people were killed, an official said its reopening in August showed its community would "never be beaten back by terror". "Followers of the movement passing through here have been lighting a single candle for the past week in remembrance of the people slain in this disaster," Naftali Charter, head of security at the centre, told AFP. A memorial for all of the victims of the Mumbai attacks is being built on the centre's roof and will be "finished shortly", Charter said.
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Mumbai 26/11 Six Things to Read
Wall Street Journal,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
On Nov. 26, 2008, Mumbai was brought to a standstill in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks on Indian soil. 171 people died in a standoff between the police and 10 heavily armed Pakistani Islamic militants. The Wall Street Journal’s reporters in Mumbai and Delhi documented the attack as it unfolded and its aftermath, including the surviving gunman’s perspective, the police response, the impact on the city’s tiny Jewish community and the luxury hotels under siege. On the sixth anniversary, a curated look at The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the attack...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Why the Jews of Miami Are Doing So Great, And How I Got It All Wrong
L.A. Jewish Journal,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Sometimes the news is just news – not good news or bad news – and still, the good-or-bad mentality of a reader is hard to overcome. So reading the new "2014 Greater Miami Jewish Federation Population Study” I could not resist the question: is it a carrier of good or bad news? I promptly got one answer from a report by Chabad, and the answer seemed clear. "The Miami area is hotter than ever… Chabad-Lubavitch programs are simply booming there", the Chabad website reported...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
My Dinner With The Rebbe
Jewish Week,Wednesday, November 26, 2014
...Journalists are known to be skeptics, if not cynics. Our attitude tends to be “we’ve seen it all,” and if you show us a good deal of kindness, it tends to get our antennae up. But what I saw the other night, and what has helped make Chabad such an international success story, in reach, in depth and in resources, is a genuine love of one’s fellow Jew. Period. The happy buzz in the great hall was palpable as the shluchim greeted each other with smiles, hugs and L’chaims...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
More Than 2,000 Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbis Gather For Epic Group Selfie
Huffington Post,Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Part of the art of taking a selfie is knowing when to seize the moment. Several Chabad-Lubavitch rabbis did just that after more than 4,200 of their buddies from 80 countries around the world arrived in Brooklyn for an annual international conference. Using a 15-foot rod to extend farther than any human arm could possibly go, the rabbis managed to capture a pretty epic shot of at least 2,000 of their peers. “We are really one big family,” Binghamton University Rabbi Levi Slonim told Chabad.org...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad Hebrew School Welcomes Olive Press in Port Washington
Port Washington, NY Patch,Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Port Washington’s Chabad Hebrew School will be celebrating a Pre-Chanukah Party with a hands-on Olive Press Workshop on Dec. 7. The workshop aims to teach children the process of making pure olive oil. With an old-fashioned olive press, students will decant the olive juice by straining and spinning the extract in a centrifuge, separating the pure oil...
      Chabad of Port Washington–Port Washington, NY
Chabad Takes Aim At Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar Pic
Jewish Week,Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Chabad is doing Ellen DeGeneres one – or maybe a few thousand, better. The Hollywood star’s Oscar selfie with the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Meryl Streep set Twitter records and has been valued at as much as $1 billion. Chabad-Lubavitch’s version isn’t so glitzy, but it’s much, much bigger, featuring about 2,000 rabbis gathered for the movement’s annual conference...
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
This Is What 4,000 Dancing Rabbis Looks Like
RNS,Tuesday, November 25, 2014
More than 4,000 Chabad rabbis representing 80 countries gathered on Sunday in Brooklyn for what was described as New York City’s largest sit-down dinner. The group Chabad marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as “the Rebbe,” considered one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad Honors Bulgaria's Former Interior Minister
Arutz Sheva,Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Bulgaria’s former interior minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, was given a certificate of appreciation by Chabad for his efforts following the terrorist attack in Burgas in July of 2012. The certificate of appreciation is over Tsvetanov’s work to promote the investigation of the attack, in which five Israelis were murdered. The certificate was handed to him at the Chabad convention in Brooklyn, in the presence of over 4,000 Chabad emissaries from around the world.
      The Rohr Chabad Jewish Community Center–Sofia, Bulgaria
Everyone is a Shliach
Jewish Press,Tuesday, November 25, 2014
...An introverted rabbi of a Chabad house stretches himself every time he invites Shabbat guests. After a certain point, he can’t take a “Shabbat off” because people, his newly forming community, look forward to these interactions each and every week. But if I decide not to write one night, I don’t receive a call next week from someone saying that they didn’t attend a Shabbat meal the week before because I decided to “take off.” The quantity, the expectations of consistency are different. But the quality, the acts themselves, are equally cherished by God...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Conference of Rabbis Claims to Have Taken the 'World's Biggest Selfie'
DNAinfo,Monday, November 24, 2014
How many rabbis does it take to make the world’s biggest selfie? More than 2,000, according to the organizers of this weekend’s International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, the annual gathering of Lubavitcher rabbis in Crown Heights...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
How Many Rabbis Does it Take to Make the World’s Largest Selfie?
New York Magazine,Monday, November 24, 2014
More than 2,000* Orthodox rabbis tried to win the selfie game by taking one with all of them together during this weekend's 31st annual Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries in Crown Heights. They claim it's the largest selfie ever taken, but, unfortunately, Guinness World Records doesn't yet have a category for such a feat...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Photos: 5,200 Rabbis and Guests Attend Largest Dinner in NYC
Brooklyn Daily Eagle,Monday, November 24, 2014
Rabbis are seen in this photo among their colleagues at a banquet at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in the Brooklyn borough of New York on November 23, 2014. They are among 5,200 rabbis and guests from over 80 countries in New York for the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries, an annual event aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. This year’s conference carries an added significance as millions around the world mark twenty years since the passing of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory, the movements leader and considered the most influential rabbi of modern history.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad’s Jewish Women’s Circle Holds Opening Event and First Book Club Meeting
Photo News - Orange County, NY,Monday, November 24, 2014
The Jewish Women’s Circle, led by Chana Burston, director of Chabad of Orange County, recently held its opening event of the year, “Happy Jewish Birthday” at the Chabad Center in Chester. Attended by more than 30 women from throughout the county, participants learned the art of cake decorating with culinary artist Michal Rimler of Monsey. Burston led an interactive discussion group exploring the spirituality and meaning of a Jewish Birthday. All enjoyed deluxe ice-cream sundaes and desserts. The Jewish Women’s Book Club, a division of the Women’s Circle, also held it’s first meeting of the year...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Orange County–Chester, NY
Chabad Emissaries Meet in New York for Their Annual Conference
European Jewish Press,Monday, November 24, 2014
...As the number of participants swelled—more than 4,200 rabbis are in town for this year’s conference—the photo has grown in scope with the rabbis crowding the frame. This year, a few tech-savvy rabbis decided to add a modern twist to the photo. With the help of local photographer Chaim Perl, and using Twitter and WhatsApp to coordinate, they gathered before the main shot to take a massive group selfie.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
ASU Jews Display True Courage at Candlelight Vigil
State Press - ASU,Monday, November 24, 2014
...A violent tragedy has taken place, but there is no violence in response. There are no loud cries for justice, no shouts for blood, no rush to organize a riot or a military response. Instead, Sun Devils for Israel, Chabad at ASU, Hillel at ASU and Jewish Arizonans on Campus were found in peaceful silence; silence in remembrance of those who died in Jerusalem Monday, their innocent blood shed in the most horrific and shocking circumstances...
      Chabad at Arizona State University–Tempe, AZ
Sderot Mayor Davidi Visits
Sun Sentinel - FL,Monday, November 24, 2014
Alon Davidi, who has been since November of 2013 the mayor of Sderot — a city in the Western Negev in Southern Israel less than a mile from Gaza — gave a free talk, titled "Inside Sderot," at the Boca Raton Community Center on Thursday evening, Nov. 6. The event was sponsored by the Chabad of East Boca. Davidi spoke about the importance of letting the rest of Israel — as well as the Palestinians — know that his city will thrive whatever happens in the region...
      Chabad of East Boca Raton–Boca Raton, FL
Thank You Chabad
Times of Israel,Monday, November 24, 2014
...In my wallet is a dollar bill, received from the Rebbe, with his blessing. I keep it as a connection to him. Other hasidic leaders worked to rebuild their communities after the Holocaust; the Rebbe worked to rebuild the Jewish people. That’s why there are Chabadniks from Morocco and Iran, why the Bukharan shoemaker on Emek Refaim in Jerusalem hangs a poster of the Rebbe in his kiosk. The Rebbe is the Rebbe of the Jewish people...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Bulgaria Ex-Minister Tsvetanov Awarded by Chabad Organisation
FOCUS News Agency,Monday, November 24, 2014
...Tsvetan Tsvetanov is the first Bulgarian politician to receive this honorary certificate, which was personally handed by Rabbi Lipa Brennan. The Certificate of Appreciation is presented to Mr Tsvetanov for his “help and important activities as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Bulgaria at the time of the deadly attack of the 18th of July, 2012 at the Sarafovo Airport of Burgas, Bulgaria, in which five Israeli citizens and one Bulgarian citizen were murdered...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      The Rohr Chabad Jewish Community Center–Sofia, Bulgaria
Watch: Thousands of Chabad Rabbis Convene for Annual Gathering in New York
Jerusalem Post,Monday, November 24, 2014
Thousands of Chabad rabbis met in New York for their ‘kinus shluchim,’ an annual event in which the emissaries of the Lubavitcher rebbe, who died in 1994, convene and compare notes. Some 5,200 of the hassidic sect’s rabbis from more than 80 countries gathered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, over the weekend for the 31st annual event.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Bulgaria ex-IntMin Awarded for Response to Sarafovo Bus Bombing
Sofia News Agency Like Sofia News Agency,Monday, November 24, 2014
...The gesture is a act of gratitude for the help of Tsvetanov to tackle the aftermath of the deadly bus bombing on July 18, 2012, which left five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian driver dead. Chabad delegates praised the former Interior Minister for his "battle against international terrorism" and his declaration that Hezbollah had been responsible for the attack, Focus News Agency says...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      The Rohr Chabad Jewish Community Center–Sofia, Bulgaria
Circle Dancing with 4,200 Chabad Rabbis in New York
Times of Israel,Monday, November 24, 2014
...The conference has evolved to be, as Binghamton, New York’s Chabad Rabbi Levi Slonim called it, “the world’s biggest family reunion.” With 80 countries represented — including new recruits like Angola, Ghana, Jamaica, and Kenya — and 49 American states (South Dakota being the sole holdout) — you wouldn’t expect such an event to manage any degree of intimacy. But despite its numeric grandeur, the conference does actually bear the ambiance of a gathering of old friends...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
      The Jewish Association of Thailand–Bangkok, Thailand
      Chabad Lubavitch of the Virgin Islands–St. Thomas, VI
Rabbi in Brooklyn: Brevard Rabbi Part of Famed Photo
Florida Today,Monday, November 24, 2014
A rabbi from Brevard County took part in a unique tradition involving the photographing of thousands of orthodox rabbis from across the globe. Rabbi Zvi Konikov of the Chabad of the Space and Treasure Coasts in Satellite Beach joined the other rabbis as part of the International Conference and Gala of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries in New York City...
      Chabad of the Space & Treasure Coasts–Satellite Beach, FL
#KinusSelfie Rocks Chabad’s Kinus Hashluchim Conference
JP Updates,Sunday, November 23, 2014
...This year’s conference was inspired by a social media “Kinus Slefie” campaign, with the hashtag #kinusslefie hitting every corner of New York City, of young and old posing for selfies with the many shlucim in town...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Menorah Lighting Ceremonies Planned for December
Daily Record - NJ,Sunday, November 23, 2014
Chabad of Southest Morris County will be holding several Menorah Lighting Ceremonies during Hanukah. Each of the four events will include music, hot refreshments, and a children’s raffle for New York Jets memorabilia, according to a press release from Chabad...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Madison, NJ
4,200 Rabbis From Around Globe Convene in Brooklyn
AP,Sunday, November 23, 2014
About 4,200 rabbis from 80 countries are convening in Brooklyn. Altogether, about 5,200 religious leaders from as far away as Bangkok and the Congo are attending 31st annual International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. Organizers say the all-day event on Sunday features speakers and "spirited Hasidic dancing." It concludes with a sit-down dinner.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Rabbis from Around the World Gather in BK - Video
News 12 Brooklyn,Sunday, November 23, 2014
Thousands of rabbis from around the world visited Brooklyn this weekend for the 31st International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Emissaries.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
See It! Rabbis Gather for Group Photo in Brooklyn's Crown Heights
New York Daily News,Sunday, November 23, 2014
Say cheese! About 4,200 Chabad rabbis from around the world assembled at the World Lubavitcher Center in Brooklyn for the organization's annual convention, dinner and group photo. Many of the black and white Talmudic scholars were sent away shortly after marriage to assist Jews in far flung locations. The roving religious leaders will end the annual conference at a huge dinner at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Photos, Videos: This is What Thousands of Rabbis Hanging Out Looks Like
Gothamist,Sunday, November 23, 2014
Thousands of Orthodox Jewish rabbis gathered in Brooklyn this weekend for the 31st International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. According to a press release, over 4,200 rabbis from over 80 countries all convened in Crown Heights for an annual event aimed at reviving Jewish awareness and practice around the world. It all culminated with the Rabbis coming together outside the Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters on Eastern Parkway for an epic group shot—which included videos of the scene taken by drone.
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Feeling at Home: Rabbi Encourages Students to Discover Joy in Life, Judaism
Columbia Daily Tribune - MO,Saturday, November 22, 2014
Avraham Lapine’s job title is rabbi, but his primary aim is not to make anyone more religious. The focus of Lapine’s work with Jewish students at the University of Missouri is, as he put it simply, encouraging them to be more fully themselves. Since 2011, Lapine has helped MU students realize their spiritual and cultural identity as the leader of Chabad, a branch of an international organization that has more than 2,700 centers globally, according to the local chapter’s website, www.jewishtigers.com...
      Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri–Columbia, MO
Daughter of Victim Speaks: 'My Father Was a Man of Truth'
Arutz Sheva,Saturday, November 22, 2014
...Flying to Israel to take part in the funeral was a strengthening experience for Levine, who recalls "I found myself with a Chabad rabbi and a leftist couple from Israel. They cried together with me and we spoke, and through the conversation I was really strengthened. I understood that my father was a victim for the general public."...
Community Invited to Help Build 8-foot Lego Menorah
Jewish Press of Pinellas County - FL,Friday, November 21, 2014
The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, and PJ Library will sponsor a communitywide project to build an 8-foot menorah out of Legos. The Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg and Philip Benjamin Tower are partnering with the Federation on the project...
      Chabad Jewish Center–St. Petersburg, FL
From Preschools to Colleges, Chabad Penetrates Mainstream Jewish Life
JNS,Friday, November 21, 2014
...“Judaism is about the relationship between teacher and student, between rabbi and congregant. Chabad is masterful at building those relationships,” he said, noting that he has learned of many students who continue to have relationships with their campus Chabad rabbis after graduation. “They love every Jew—that is how they operate,” said Rosen. Few Jewish federations or philanthropists fund the Chabad movement, likely because Chabad is seen as an Orthodox group trying to make others observe Judaism similarly, Rosen explained. Yet his research shows how that presumption is far from the truth and that funders should take a closer look at Chabad...
      Chabad House Center of Kansas City–Overland Park, KS
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Lubavitch World Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad of Clarksville–Clarksville, MD
Chabad, Hillel Hold Vigil After Jerusalem Attack
Binghamton University Pipe Dream,Friday, November 21, 2014
Nearly 150 students, faculty and staff gathered at Chabad at Binghamton University on Tuesday evening to pray for the five people who lost their lives in a terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday morning. According to Rabbi Slonim of Chabad, the community gathered to show solidarity for everyone in Israel. “It’s unfortunately been a rising of tensions over the last few months and weeks,” Slonim said. “We’re praying that god sends the people of Israel safety and security.”...
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
Local Women Immerse Themselves in Mikveh Education through Chabad
Heritage Florida Jewish News,Friday, November 21, 2014
...Majesky and her fellow schluchot (emissaries of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe who are sent out to spread Judaism to Jews around the globe) have joined together to honor these two young women, by launching the Mikvah1Campaign. This campaign invites Jewish women who don't typically use or who have never experienced the mikveh, or ritual bath, to partake in this mitzvah for the first time...
      Chabad of Greater Orlando–Maitland, FL
      Chabad-Lubavitch of North Orlando–Lake Mary, FL
As We Prepare to Welcome Shabbat, Our Hearts and Minds Are With Our Brothers and Sisters in Jerusalem - Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Niguel
Aliso Laguna News - CA,Friday, November 21, 2014
Dear friend, This weekend, Chabad rabbis (Shluchim) from around the world gather in Brooklyn for the annual international convention at the Lubavitch World Headquarters. It is incredibly uplifting and heartwarming to see the thousands of Chabad Rabbis from around the globe representing their communities worldwide. The energy is infectious, one can readily feel how the Rebbe's work is alive and increasing rapidly throughout the world...
      Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Niguel–Laguna Niguel, CA
And the Only State Without a Chabad is…
JTA,Friday, November 21, 2014
...So why is the home of Mount Rushmore the sole Chabad-less state in America? Simply put: math. One of the least populous states in the nation — some 844,000 people live there — South Dakota has just 345 Jews, according to the 2013 edition of the American Jewish Yearbook...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
The First Signs of Chanukah
J-Wire,Friday, November 21, 2014
It may a little early to break out the dreidels, but Chanukah candles were lit yesterday at NSW Parliament House. State Parliamentarians from both sides of politics, together with community leaders, dignitaries and representatives from many faiths came to mark the Festival of Lights. The function was organised by The Yeshiva Centre and NSW Jewish Board of Deputies..
      Yeshiva Centre - Chabad NSW HQ–Bondi Beach, NSW Australia
GERB Deputy Chair Tsvetanov to Attend Chabad Annual Conference in New York
BTA,Thursday, November 20, 2014
...In New York, he will be a special guest at the Annual Conference of Chabad, the world's largest Jewish religious organization. In his former capacity as deputy prime minister and interior minister of Bulgaria, he will receive a token of appreciation for his commitment and support in the investigation of a July 2012 terrorist bombing attack on a bus at Sarafovo Airport, near Bourgas (on the Black Sea), in which five Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian driver were killed...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      The Rohr Chabad Jewish Community Center–Sofia, Bulgaria
Spiritual Journey Transformed Artist
Houston Chronicle,Thursday, November 20, 2014
...Many of the paintings in the show are for sale, and all of the proceeds will be divided between the museum and Chabad of Dallas. Since Hines signed with the art dealer Meredith Long four years ago, she has sold dozens of paintings and donated the entirety of the profits to charity - primarily Jewish organizations.
      Chabad of Dallas–Dallas, TX
Chabad Hosts Holocaust Survivor
Tahoe Daily Tribune - CA,Thursday, November 20, 2014
...“Chabad of Lake Tahoe is extremely excited to welcome an esteemed guest such as Mr. Malmed,” said Rabbi Mordey Richler “As we deal with threats of terror and violence in the present, it’s important to remember how horrific events such as the Holocaust have the power to shape history in an intangibly complex and profound way.”...
      Chabad Jewish Center of Lake Tahoe–South Lake Tahoe, CA
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
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