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Audio: 'I Spent the High Holidays In Prison'
Arutz Sheva,Monday, September 29, 2014
What is it like to be a Jew behind bars? Why are Jews in jail at all? How are they able to observe the holidays in a U.S. Prison? Join Tamar Yonah for the latest news, and a feature interview with Jews who spent Rosh HaShana in a U.S. Penitentiary! Why were they there and what happened? Guests, Rabbi Yosef Baumgarten and Rabbinical Student, Adam Nesenoff, spent their Rosh HaShana holiday in U.S. Prisons...
      The Aleph Institute–Surfside, FL
Chabad Emissary Spends Rosh HaShanah in a Nepal Prison
Jewish Press,Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement did deliberately sent some volunteers to spend time in jails this Rosh HaShana — but that was in the United States. Chabad-Lubavitcher emissaries are sent to many places on their missions to bring the light of Torah to Jews in all corners of the globe. But Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz, the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s emissary to Nepal had not planned to spend his Jewish new year in the Kathmandu prison. However, a mistake made by a clerk stamping his visa when Lifshitz last entered the country led to his arrest just before the start of the Rosh HaShanah holiday...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Spirits Rise at Mass Bread Baking
Piitsburgh Jewish Chronicle,Sunday, September 28, 2014
...Batya Rosenblum, one of the organizers of the event, saw significance in the workshop’s timing. “Before Rosh Hashanah, when we stand before Hashem, united as Jewish women, we have a great power,” she said. As the women gathered in the large room — its round tables set with measured ingredients — happy, animated voices could be heard, as women got to know strangers, chatted with friends or enjoyed being with family. Women expressed excitement at the opportunity to learn or renew the performance of a specifically “women’s mitzvah.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Pittsburgh–Pittsburgh, PA
      Chabad of the South Hills–Pittsburgh, PA
In the Rural West, 'roving Rabbis' Reach Isolated Jews
KJZZ-FM - MN,Sunday, September 28, 2014
...They're two of the hundreds of rabbinical students who travel to rural places all across the globe each year. These roving rabbis make these journeys in the name of Chabad, a movement within Orthodox Judaism. Young, bearded and dressed in black pants and long-sleeved white shirts, even in the Arizona heat, the two men stick out in Show Low. Kaplan says being a roving rabbi is all about helping Jews reconnect to their faith. "By going out to other people and just trying to have a Jewish conversation, it makes my conviction stronger," Kaplan says...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad’s Nepal Emissary Jailed On Rosh Hashanah Over Visa Error
JTA,Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Chabad emissary to Nepal spent the first day of Rosh Hashanah in a Kathmandu jail due to a clerical error on his visa. Rabbi Chezki Liftshitz, co-director of Chabad of Kathmandu, was freed on the second day of the holiday following urgent appeals from his wife, Chani, Chabad officials worldwide, and U.S. and Israeli officials, according to Chabad.org. Due to the visa error, Nepalese officials believed Liftshitz was in the country illegally. Hundreds of Jews — mostly Israeli backpackers and tourists from around the world — spent Rosh Hashanah at the Chabad House in Kathmandu, according to Chabad.org.
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad House of Kathmandu–Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal
Seattle Rabbi Becomes First Bearded Air Force Chaplain
KUOW - University of Washington,Friday, September 26, 2014
On Sept. 10, Rabbi Elie Estrin of Seattle was sworn in as the first U.S. Air Force chaplain with a beard after the Pentagon relaxed its restrictions on facial hair in the military earlier this year. Estrin, who is now based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, said that though he was attracted to a military life before the ban was lifted, keeping his beard was an important part of his culture. “We try to maintain a certain stability to our lifestyle, that no matter what comes up we maintain that,” Estrin said, speaking with Jeannie Yandel on KUOW’s The Record...
      Rohr Chabad Jewish Student Center at the University of Washington–Seattle, WA
Chabad to Hold Yom Kippur Services in Tent
Camarillo Acorn,Friday, September 26, 2014
Chabad of Camarillo will host the following Yom Kippur—Day of Atonement—services in an airconditioned tent at the Santa Rosa Plaza, 5800 Santa Rosa Road at the corner of Santa Rosa and Oak Canyon roads. The Kol Nidrei service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 3...
      Chabad Jewish Center of Camarillo–Camarillo, CA
Mikvah Purifies, Strengthens Ties With God
Columbus Dispatch - OH,Friday, September 26, 2014
Once a month, Sarah Deitsch takes part in a ritual that creates a one-on-one connection to God and adds a sense of newness to her 20-year marriage. Deitsch immerses herself in the Columbus Community Mikvah, a Jewish bath designed to spiritually purify those who use it. “As a woman, I feel empowered by this tradition. It makes me feel very close to God,” she said. “I also feel reborn every month. ... I really feel, when I go under the water, it gives me the opportunity to start again.”..
      Chabad of Columbus–New Albany, OH
Chabad to Celebrate Yom Kippur Services
Agoura Hills Acorn - CA,Thursday, September 25, 2014
habad of the Conejo will host Yom Kippur services, beginning with the Kol Nidre service at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 3 at various locations. Over 3,000 people are expected to join Chabad for the Day of Atonement. Services will continue on Sat., Oct. 4 starting at 9:30 a.m. The Yizkor memorial service will be at noon, and the Neilah services at 6 p.m...
      Chabad of the Conejo–Agoura Hills, CA
      Chabad of Westlake Village–Westlake Village, CA
      Chabad of Thousand Oaks–Thousand Oaks, CA
As High Holidays Start, Jews Celebrate New Year
Portland Press Herald - ME,Thursday, September 25, 2014
...Rabbi Wilansky stood in a rear dining hall – Chabad chose the heritage center because it has the seating capacity and kitchen equipment to serve a large number of people – as volunteers scurried past him carrying traditional delicacies such as apples and honey, sweet carrots and the heads of fish. The head of the fish – not the tail – is always served during Rosh Hashana, which literally means Head of the Year. Wilansky’s wife, Chana Wilansky, baked Challah buns, which are typically dipped in honey. Pomegranates and bottles of sparkling juice also were served...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Maine–Portland, ME
Jewish Kids Make their Own Ram Horns for High Holidays
Delaware News Journal,Thursday, September 25, 2014
...The children helped select and fashion a horn, while learning the various laws of what qualifies or disqualifies a Shofar. When the Shofar was finished, the children had a chance to blow it and sound the traditional notes. "I believe that the 'hands-on' approach is the best way to teach," said Rabbi Chuni Vogel, director of Chabad of Delaware, in a press release."With the High Holidays around the corner, kids are focused on the upcoming days and are primed to absorb information and lessons."...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Delaware–Wilmington, DE
Rosh Hashanah Kicks Off the 10 Holiest Days of the Year for Jews
Alabama.com,Thursday, September 25, 2014
On Wednesday at dusk, Bina Goldwasser lights three candles to mark the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, kicking off the holiest days on the Jewish calendar. "It's the time we need to turn around and cry out to God," said her husband, Rabbi Yosef Goldwasser, who recently moved his family to Mobile with the goal of establishing a Chabad center...
      Chabad of Mobile–Mobile, AL
Chabad House Adapts Tradition to Modern Life as High Holidays Kick Off.
Monterey County Weekly - CA,Thursday, September 25, 2014
...A more metaphorical dance between the Torah and Jews continues throughout the year. It’s a dance of constant learning and renewal, bringing balance between old and new. For Chabad, that means building out from the established Judaic communities and rules in order to create new ones worldwide. Holtzberg – and the Chabad faith as a whole – strives to keep that dual rhythm. The traditional Orthodox song is rooted in Israel, somewhere close to the Temple wall. The other, more modern beat comes through the speakers of an iPhone.
      Chabad of Monterey–Pacific Grove, CA
Women Knead a Lot of Love into a Lot of Loaves of Challah
Jweekly,Thursday, September 25, 2014
...Veterans Hall in Piedmont was a sea of pink Mega Challah Bake aprons as women and girls mixed and measured, kneaded and braided, and shared tips with each other. Shulamis Labkowski, co-director of Oakland and Piedmont Chabad with her husband, Rabbi Dovid Labkowski, said she planned the local gathering in preparation for the Jewish New Year. The Chabad event has been a huge hit in other North American cities, drawing, for example, more than 1,000 women in the Toronto area and more than 350 in the Boston area...
      Chabad Jewish Center of Oakland–Oakland, CA
Jews Mark New Year on Pious Note
TNN,Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Schools, colleges and businesses belonging to the Jewish community closed for the week as the new year festival of Rosh Hashannah set in Wednesday evening. The event marks the start of year 5775 of the Jewish calendar. The new rabbi at Colaba's Chabad House, Israel Kozlovsky, and his wife, Chaya, are welcoming their first festival in the renovated premises that was attacked during 26/11. Kozlovsky said, "It is a year of new beginnings and we are hoping for a blessed year, always better than the past."...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Rosh Hashanah 2014: Jewish Community in City Begins New Year Celebrations
Indian Express,Wednesday, September 24, 2014
...Explaining the spiritual significance further, Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky, head of the Chabad movement in Mumbai, says, “We believe that by the time we blow the Shofar the Lord re- accepted to be the king of the universe. This is also the day according to the Bible that all creations of the world are being judged for the next year and therefore it is crucial that we reach out to every Jew so that they can get to hear the sounds of the Shofar. India and Mumbai are very special to us and the recently reopened Nariman House will be the hub of all spiritual and community based activities.”...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, India
Rosh Hashanah
Annenberg TV News - USC,Wednesday, September 24, 2014
In honor of Rosh Hashanah, on-campus groups are doing everything they can to provide Jewish students a home away from home. The three day celebration of the Jewish New Year begins Wednesday. However, it can be hard for university students to be observant while on campus. That is where groups like Chabad and Hillel come into play. "Being away from home for holidays can be tough," said Rabbi Dov Wagner of Chabad. "We try and provide a little bit of home to connect with all the people they may not be sitting around the table with."...
      Chabad Jewish Student Center at USC–Los Angeles, CA
Jewish Families Across Tri-State Prepare to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
CBS NY,Wednesday, September 24, 2014
...Rabbi Moshe Shapiro, of Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center in Hoboken, said Rosh Hashanah is about unity, reflection and renewal. “Rosh Hashanah is really a time to stop and focus on where have we been the past year and where are we going the next year,” Shapiro told 1010 WINS’ Rebecca Granet. Rosh Hashanah is also celebrated with festive meals in family homes...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Hoboken–Hoboken, NJ
New Chabad House Opens Doors in Morgantown
WDTV - WV,Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The sun is setting on another year, at least if you're Jewish. At sundown on Wednesday it's the start of Rosh Hashannah, the celebration of year 5775 in the Jewish Calendar. Jewish students and families in Morgantown will be able to attend the first event at the long awaited new Chabad house...
      Chabad of Morgantown–Morgantown, WV
Area Celebrations Begin for Rosh Hashanah
Augusta Chronicle - GA,Wednesday, September 24, 2014
...At Chabad of Augusta, Rabbi Zalman Fischer spent the early part of the day in final preparation. He carefully crafted a message that he hoped would inspire his congregants and motivate them to grow. “In my view, if in my work I have influenced a single individual to add one single good deed, then that’s a job done. Maybe not all the way done, but it’s an accomplishment,” he said. “If as a result a person walks out of Rosh Hashanah and they’ve resolved to add another mitzvah (good deed) to their life, then that’s good.”...
      Chabad of Augusta–Augusta, GA
Area Faithful Gather in Madison for Rosh Hashanah Service
New Haven Register - CT,Wednesday, September 24, 2014
As the sun set Wednesday evening, dozens from the Shoreline area gathered at Camp Laurelwood to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Members of Chabad of the Shoreline lit candles and participated in services at the wooded campground. “Our goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment,” said Rochel Baila Yaffe, co-director, whose husband is director Rabbi Yossi Yaffe. “This is the Jewish new year, it is supposed to be a time of introspection, asking God for forgiveness, asking friends for forgiveness and thinking about making the world a better place.”...
      Chabad of the Shoreline–Guilford, CT
Delray Beach Eruv Created in Time for Holy Days
Sun Sentinel - FL,Wednesday, September 24, 2014
...Previously, each synagogue had its own boundaries, creating a patchwork that left gaps such as Delray Medical Center, where Chabad congregants had wanted to visit relatives on the Sabbath, said Chabad's Rabbi Sholom Korf. "It's crucial for people who need to walk long distances in hot weather," Korf said. David Gersh, who attends Chabad, said the eruv will allow him to carry a water bottle as he walks to services...
      Chabad of Delray Beach–Delray Beach, FL
Sundown Services Celebrate Beginning of Rosh Hashanah
Wicked Local Mansfield - MA,Wednesday, September 24, 2014
At sundown on Wednesday, Jews across the region gathered at their respective temples to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year and the beginning of the high holy days. The holiday, which lasts two days, commemorates the creation of Adam and Eve on the sixth day as described in the Book of Genesis. “We celebrate by getting together in synagogues all over of the world and re-affirm our connection to God and our mission in life to make this world a beautiful place,” said Rabbi Yossi Kivman of the Chabad Jewish Center in Mansfield...
      Chabad Jewish Center–Mansfield, MA
It Takes a Child to Sound — and Make — a Shofar for Rosh Hashana
Orlando Sentinel - FL,Tuesday, September 23, 2014
...In the lips of an experienced shofar blower, the ram's horn can be made to sound like a baby's cry, another form of the wake-up call for Jews to reflect on their behavior the past year and pledge to become better in the coming year. "It symbolizes someone who is repenting and reflecting on the past year," said Rabbi Yanky Majesky, co-director of the Chabad-Lubavitch of North Orlando in Lake Mary...
      Chabad-Lubavitch of North Orlando–Lake Mary, FL
Jewish Resolutions for the Jewish New Year
RNS,Tuesday, September 23, 2014
...But even some of the most observant Jews are fine with resolution-making. Chabad, one of the largest organization of Hasidic, or traditionally minded Jews, several years ago created an online “Resolution Solution” for Rosh Hashanah. Type in your resolution, and Chabad.org will email you daily, weekly or monthly reminders of what you resolved...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Frederick Congregations Prepare to Observe Jewish High Holy Days
Frederick News Post - MD,Tuesday, September 23, 2014
...Again this year, Chabad will open all of its holiday services to everyone for free, and started Friday with a pre-new-year Shabbat dinner and service for the deaf community. Boruch Labkowski, Chabad’s rabbi, arranged for deaf Rabbi Yehoshua Soudakoff, of Brooklyn, New York, to lead the service...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Frederick –Frederick, MD
Rosh Hashanah for East Renfrewshire
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra,Tuesday, September 23, 2014
It was a happy new year all round as Rabbi Chaim Jacobs, director of Lubavitch Scotland, presented a gift to East Renfrewshire provost Alastair Carmichael for Rosh Hashanah. The Rabbi marked the Jewish new year by blessing the provost and the citizens of East Ren, wishing them a year of happiness, peace and good health...
      Lubavitch of Scotland–Glasgow, Scotland
Jewish New Year Observances Begin Wednesday
Suncoast News - FL,Tuesday, September 23, 2014
With the start of the Jewish New Year looming, people can take time for introspection, review accomplishments and pledge to do more in the year ahead, says Rabbi Yossi Eber. Rosh Hashanah observances take place Wednesday through Friday, leading up to Yom Kippur Oct. 3 and 4. Eber, rabbi of the Chabad Jewish Center of West Pasco, demonstrated part of ceremonies as he put on a prayer shawl, stood before an ark and blew on a shofar, the ram’s horn, which also represents the trumpet blast of a people’s coronation of their king...
      Chabad of West Pasco–Trinity, FL
Are You Ready for Rosh Hashanah?
Thornhill Liberal - Ontario,Tuesday, September 23, 2014
...Whether you are looking for a recipe for Jello Apple, a Rosh Hashanah story or a New Year e-card to send, you can find them at this site. Type in: chabadflamingo.com/holidays/jewishnewyear/ to go directly to the Rosh Hashanah content.This site has a kid zone section, a guide to Rosh Hashanah, holiday greeting cards, holiday stories and a recipe corner...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad @ Flamingo–Thornhill, ON Canada
      Chabad Russian Center of Thornhill Woods–Thornhill, ON Canada
Rabbi Sees Renewed Interest in High Holiday Services
Durham News - NC,Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and one of the holiest days on the Jewish calendar begins today. Rabbi Zalman Bluming, director of Chabad Durham-Chapel Hill, says he is seeing a surge of interest in annual High Holiday services and the traditional brisket dinner. “The increased interest this year is due to congregants’ solidarity with Israel and the rise of global anti-semitism,” the rabbi said. “After Israel's Operation Defensive Edge this past summer, many Jews are feeling the need to stand with the Jewish people and participate more actively in related events.”...
      Rohr Chabad of Durham/Chapel Hill and Duke University–Chapel Hill, NC
Winn-Dixie, Chabad Host Pre-holiday Event
Sun Sentinel,Monday, September 22, 2014
The Chabad of Tamarac teamed up with the Tamarac Winn-Dixie store on Sunday, Sept. 14 to host a "Challahpalooza Family Fest" at the store in preparation for Rosh Hashanah. About two-hundred people came out to sample foods from the store's kosher deli, as well as taking part in a hands-on challah-making activity, holiday-themed arts-and-crafts and interactive storytelling led by representatives of the Chabad of Tamarac. Families such as Miriam Rechtshafer, of Coral Springs, and her two sons, Eli, 3, and Avrami, 4, very much enjoyed the day's activities...
      Chabad of Tamarac–Tamarac, FL
Mega Challah Bake Draws Mega Crowd
Sun Sentinel - FL,Monday, September 22, 2014
The women came from all over South Florida, ready to create their own special loaf of challah bread for the Jewish High Holidays that begin at sunset on Sept 24. But even after reaching a participant maximum of 370 confirmed reservations, the women kept coming, with the overflow having to watch from the sidelines. That's a whole lotta challah. The "Mega Challah Bake," organized by the Chabad centers of the northern section of Palm Beach County took place Sept. 22 at the Marriott Hotel in West Palm Beach, to honor the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashana...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Boynton Beach–Boynton Beach, FL
      Chabad Lubavitch of Wellington–Wellington, FL
      Chabad Jewish Center of Jupiter–Jupiter, FL
Children Are Busy Bees Before New Year
Sun Sentinel - FL,Monday, September 22, 2014
Rabbi Shmuly Gutnick, co-founder and co-director of the Chabad Youth Network of Florida, brought his "Honey Bee Workshop" to kindergarten students at Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton on Monday, Sept. 15. The "Honey Bee Workshop" is one of about 15 high-energy programs that Gutnick brings around to students every year in South Florida schools and temples to teach them about Jewish holidays, traditions and values through hands-on, interactive workshops...
      Chabad Youth Network of Florida–Boca Raton, FL
Happy New Year, Says Rabbi Jacobs
Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra,Monday, September 22, 2014
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year of 5775, runs from Wednesday evening until Friday (September 24-26). In addition to the collective aspects of Rosh Hashanah worship, each man and woman personally asks G‑d to accept the coronation, thus creating the bond of “We are Your people and You are our King.” It is the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, it is the birthday of mankind, highlighting the special relationship between G‑d and humanity...
      Lubavitch of Scotland–Glasgow, Scotland
Bites & Sips - Jewish New Year Brings New Tastes to Tables
Star News - NC,Monday, September 22, 2014
Honey. Pomegranates. Fish heads? For gentiles – i.e., most of the people reading this – that might sound like a disparate string of incongruous ingredients. But come sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 24, those and other symbolically important foods will grace some area tables to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. "It's customary to eat anything that's sweet," said Chabad of Wilmington preschool director Chana Lieblich, wife of Rabbi Moshe Y. Lieblich. "It's symbolic to have a good New Year."...
      Chabad Of Wilmington–Wilmington, NC
Rosh Hashanah treats: Nut-free Babka Bites from 'The Holiday Kosher Baker' (recipe)
Express-Times,Monday, September 22, 2014
The Jewish High Holidays fall within a few days of each other. Rosh Hashanah runs Sept. 24-26 and Yom Kippur follows Oct. 3-4, according to chabad.org...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Turning Back the Tide
Hudson Reporter,Sunday, September 21, 2014
...For Rabbi Moshe Schapiro, the founder and leader of Hoboken’s Chabad Center, the new scroll is a symbol of the mission he hopes to accomplish. “Every Jew is a letter of the Torah,” said Schapiro, “so if we have one Jew that is not yet involved in Judaism, the whole of Judaism is not yet complete.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Hoboken–Hoboken, NJ
Children Help Open Ottawa's First New Synagogue in 30 Years
Ottawa Citizen,Sunday, September 21, 2014
About 90 children were on hand Sunday morning to help commemorate Ottawa’s first new synagogue in decades, just in time for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. The Ottawa Torah Centre is the first new synagogue in Ottawa in 30 years, said Rabbi Menachem Blum, the synagogue’s rabbi. Blum said about 200 families are affiliated with the centre, located in Barrhaven, which in addition to regular worship services runs a youth Hebrew school and adult education classes...
      Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad–Ottawa, ON Canada
High Holy Days Services Go Big
LA Downtown News Online,Sunday, September 21, 2014
Last year around this time, Rabbi Moshe Greenwald had a problem. It was a good problem to have, but it was a problem nonetheless. The issue was the large crowds that came to celebrate the High Holy Days in the synagogue of his Jewish Community Center-Chabad of Downtown Los Angeles... This year that won’t be a problem. Greenwald said that thanks to Izek Shomof, a Downtown developer and longtime supporter of the temple, the High Holy Days will be celebrated in the ballroom of the Alexandria Hotel. Shomof bought the building at 501 S. Spring St. last year...
      Chabad of Historic Core–Los Angeles, CA
Children Make Shofars at Ormond Synagogue as Rosh Hashana Nears
Daytona Beach News-Journal,Sunday, September 21, 2014
About 50 kids prepared to ring in the start of year 5775 with the bellowing sounds of rams’ horns Sunday morning at Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona. The horn-based instruments, known as shofars, are a central part of the Jewish new year celebration, Rosh Hashana, which begins at sundown Wednesday and ends Friday at nightfall. The Ormond Beach-based synagogue held a “Shofar Factory” event Sunday for kids aged 5 to 13, where each child got the chance to fashion a shofar out of an actual ram’s horn...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Daytona–Ormond Beach, FL
For Jewish KU Students, Local Rosh Hashana Celebrations Make Lawrence Feel Like Home
Lawrence Journal-World - KS,Sunday, September 21, 2014
..."We believe that in the Jewish tradition it is not only the start of the year, it's also called the head of the year," said Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel of KU Chabad. "We believe that this 48-hour period actually captures within itself the entire potential of the year. That's why it's a very special time to gather together with family and friends and the community to celebrate, through prayer and reflection and eating and celebration. It's a very powerful, spiritually charged day."...
      Chabad Center for Jewish Life Serving KU & The Northeast Kansas Communities–Lawrence, KS
Jewish Deaf Community Gathers for Celebration
Frederick News Post - MD,Saturday, September 20, 2014
...Although the event, which was hosted by Chabad of Frederick, was catered toward the Jewish deaf community, Dr. John Madison volunteered as an interpreter. “We figured we'd give them the opportunity to have a Shabbat experience,” Labkowski said, moving around the room to greet others and ensure everything ran smoothly. Brenner said the event was important to him because of his involvement in the Jewish deaf community in the Washington area. He helped found the Washington Society of Jewish Deaf years ago to foster community and raise awareness...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Frederick –Frederick, MD
Chabad Celebrates 10th New Year With Outreach
Sun Sentinel - FL,Saturday, September 20, 2014
Presented with a braided and burnished golden-brown staple of Jewish celebration, Kate Friedman got out of bed at Regents Park of Boca Raton, a nursing home. "You brought me challah," she said, cradling the plastic-wrapped loaf as her eyes misted. "You just made my holiday." The Chabad Student Center, at 943 NW Fifth Ave., is spreading a simple recipe to mark its 10th celebration of next week's Jewish New Year...
      Chabad Student Center–Boca Raton, FL
Can Israeli Farmers Plant 70k Trees, Reap Blessings Before Sabbatical Year Begins?
Deseret News - UT,Saturday, September 20, 2014
...Not every farmer eyes the Shemittah with similar results, however. According to a report on Chabad.org, Zev Steiglitz, a farmer in Kfar Gideon, a settlement in the Jezreel Valley, runs a vegetable store during the year that sells produce from non-Jewish farmers. He also works part time as a kosher supervisor at a local canning plant...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
Yeshiva-Beth Rivkah Helps With the School Fees
J-Wire,Friday, September 19, 2014
Melbourne’s Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah Colleges have launched YBRCAPS, an innovative revamp to their fee structure that makes school fees both more affordable and more accessible. Fees are capped at a percentage of total annual household income no matter how many children are attending the school. The percentage itself varies from 8-18% depending on income band. Jewish day school affordability is an issue faced by most every Jewish community around the world, and is regularly the subject of vigorous discussion and debate. In Melbourne, various parts of the community have been discussing ways to address this for years...
      Beth Rivkah Ladies College–East St. Kilda, VIC Australia
Pacific Spirit: Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, a Joyous Time
Vancouver Courier,Friday, September 19, 2014
...Rabbi Schneur Wineberg, who leads Chabad of East Vancouver, a branch of the Lubavitch Chassidic group, says Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur invert the relationship paradigm most humans are familiar with. “Let’s say you were going to try to strengthen your relationship with someone you’ve offended. What’s your first step? Apologize. Ask for forgiveness. And then you make up,” says the rabbi. “We flip that around with God. Rosh Hashanah is a happy holiday. Rosh Hashanah is joyous, God is our king, we crown him, we strengthen the relationship, we commit to another year of being his subjects...
      Chabad East Van–Vancouver, BC Canada
Community Attempts to Break Shofar World Record
Jspace News,Friday, September 19, 2014
...According to chabad.org, “A shofar is a horn of a kosher animal with the marrow removed. Blow into a shofar, and you get a shofar blast. Blow the right sequence of blasts at the right time of year, and you’ve got a great mitzvah.”...
      Chabad Lubavitch Media Center–Brooklyn, NY
New Jewish Center to Serve Locals, Tourists
Orlando Sentinel - FL,Friday, September 19, 2014
Rabbi Yosef Konikov walks through the high-end former Brazilian company headquarters — all marble, chrome, leather and glass — and envisions a Jewish center that brings together both locals and tourists. The future Chabad Center of Jewish Life, which will have its symbolic groundbreaking Sunday, will occupy an 11,000-square-foot office building on Sand Lake Road's Restaurant Row and within easy reach of International Drive...
      Chabad of South Orlando–Orlando, FL
Chabad of Clearwater Plans Services
Tampa Bay Newspapers,Thursday, September 18, 2014
Chabad of Clearwater, the local branch of the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world, will present free Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in an inclusive setting. Chabad’s services are user-friendly, making it enjoyable and meaningful for both the beginner and the advanced. Song, commentary, and the use of English-Hebrew prayer books, enable those of all levels to become active participants in the services...
      Chabad of Clearwater–Clearwater, FL
Bay Area High Holy Day Services at Little or No Cost
Jweekly,Thursday, September 18, 2014
...One of the biggest Rosh Hashanah events this year is Chabad’s “Pre–Jew Year’s Eve Party” on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Concordia Club in San Francisco. Kicking off at 5 p.m. with music by Joel Nelson and libations at the Blue Angel Vodka bar, the evening continues with a traditional Erev Rosh Hashanah service and concludes with a kosher dinner by Epic Bites. It’s presented by Chabad of S.F., SoMa Shul and Chabad of Pacific Heights...
      Chabad of S. Francisco–S. Francisco, CA
      Chabad of Pacific Heights–S. Francisco, CA
High Holiday Services Open to all
Tahoe Daily Tribune,Thursday, September 18, 2014
On Sept. 24, the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah will commence and continue through Sept. 26. The Chabad Jewish Center of Lake Tahoe will host a full High Holiday services schedule including a Rosh Hashanah dinner (RSVP required for the dinner). “Our services will be warm, friendly and traditional,” according to Rabbi Mordey Richler, the director of the center. The services will take place at 1898 Venice Drive in South Lake Tahoe. Membership is not required to join. All are welcome, free-of-charge, regardless of background or affiliation...
      Chabad Jewish Center of Lake Tahoe–South Lake Tahoe, CA
Torah Ark Dedicated in Newbury Park
Thousand Oaks Acorn - CA,Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Chabad Jewish Center of Newbury Park held an inauguration ceremony on Sunday for a Torah ark that was built in Danville, Ill., in the 1920s and restored by members of the local community. Participating in the ceremony were, from left, Ed Frymer, Mario Sananes, Solomon Sender, Arie Izhak, Karl Kwiat, Leon Barder and Rabbi Schneur Schneerson. Sender recently celebrated his 102nd birthday. BILL SPARKES/Acorn Newspapers
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Newbury Park–Newbury Park, CA
Hoboken Sees First New Jewish Temple In 100 Years
Hudson Reporter,Thursday, September 18, 2014
This past Sunday, the Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center of Hoboken marked two equally important milestones. The first was the opening of its permanent home at 80 Park Ave., the first new Jewish temple in Hoboken in over 100 years. The second was the completion of a Sefer Torah, a fully handwritten scroll containing the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. Once the ink was dry, at least 300 people marched the scroll up First Street to Washington Street and back to the center. Children held torches and flags and upbeat music boomed from the Korn’s Hachnosas Sefer Torah Truck leading the processions...
      Chabad Lubavitch of Hoboken–Hoboken, NJ
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