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Chabad-Lubavitch in the Media

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

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Solon Chabad Endures as Jewish Hub
Cleveland Jewish News - OH,Tuesday, July 18, 2017
...Looking ahead, Solon Chabad leaders are looking south. Since many families that move to Solon come from Twinsburg, Greenberg said, Solon Chabad has plans to create a Chabad in that area. “The Jewish population is growing steadily yet there is no Jewish presence there,” he said. “In time for the upcoming High Holidays, our son Rabbi Mendy and his wife Mussie Greenberg will be launching the start of the Twinsburg Chabad together with their newborn daughter, Rochel, as a new beginning.”
      Chabad Jewish Center of Solon–Solon, OH
Orthodox Woman Praised for Coming to Rescue of Distressed Child on Flight
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Tuesday, July 18, 2017
...Tension mounted as the child, thought to be around eight years old, became highly distressed and began to cry and shriek loudly. But eventually Rochel Groner, an emissary for Chabad in North Carolina who works with young people with special needs, came to his aid...
      Lubavitch Education Center North Carolina–Charlotte, NC
Photos of Jewish Woman Comforting Autistic Boy on Plane Go Viral
JTA,Monday, July 17, 2017
...“I felt I had to do something because no one was going to do something,” Rochel Groner, 33, told JTA. “I didn’t know if someone was going to get up and scream at this kid or if they were going to make an emergency landing.” Groner approached the young boy and extended her hand. The boy looked to be about 8 years old and was sitting with his mother, who was wearing a traditional Muslim head covering and spoke little English...
      Lubavitch Education Center North Carolina–Charlotte, NC
New Haven Yeshiva Growing, Moving to Former S. Brendan Campus
New Haven Register - CT,Sunday, July 16, 2017
Rabbi Yosef Kalmenson, the revered dean at Yeshivas Beis Dovid Shlomo, said the rabbinic school was given “a unique blessing” when it opened 45 years ago. The late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as “the Rebbe” and spiritual leader of Hasidic Jews, said of the new school “that we should always be tight and be growing,” said Kalmenson, a Talmudic scholar and author of 22 books on the subject. The yeshiva has indeed become “tight” in its quarters at 292 Norton St., as its grown to become a leading Chabad institution, with 140 students (60 during the summer) who come from across the United States and beyond to be trained...
      Rabbinical Institute of New Haven–New Haven, CT
Chabad Shluchah Helps Autistic Child on Flight
Hamodia,Sunday, July 16, 2017
...On a connecting flight during the return trip back to the U.S., “about an hour into the 8 hr. flight,” wrote Rabbi Groner, “one of the young passengers, a little boy with Autism, started to have a meltdown. His cries were heard throughout the plane and you could feel the tension among the other passengers. “No one wanted to say anything but it was getting very uncomfortable. “After about 15 minutes, Rochel walked over to his seat by the window and put out her hand. He looked up and took it...
      Lubavitch Education Center North Carolina–Charlotte, NC
Young Rabbinical Students Travel Around Montana Visiting and Encouraging Jews
Helena Independent Record - MT,Saturday, July 15, 2017
Who knows when someone might need a spiritual lift? Rabbinical students Leibel Kaplan, 19, and JJ Polter, 20, found themselves in a check-out line at the Great Falls Walmart the other day when a man in line with them spoke up. “He said ‘shalom, how are you? You’re Jewish!’ ” Kaplan said in an interview on Friday. “And he’s like, ‘I’ve been dying to see a rabbi for the past seven years.’”...
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Montana–Bozeman, MT
Kennesaw Chabad Finds Permanent Home
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Thursday, July 13, 2017
The Kennesaw Chabad Jewish Center has found a piece of property adjacent to Kennesaw State University, giving it a chance to establish the first permanent home for a Jewish congregation in metro Atlanta west of Interstate 75. “To know that there is a permanent home for Jewish people right in the heart of Kennesaw is a huge milestone for the community and the university. It means a lot to everyone,” said Nechami Charytan, who directs the decade-old Chabad center with her husband, Rabbi Zalman Charytan...
      Kennesaw Chabad Jewish Center–Kennesaw, GA
Chabad Holds Summer Family Events
Greenwich Sentinel - CT,Thursday, July 13, 2017
Chabad of Greenwich has an exciting slate of events this summer for the Jewish Community in and around Greenwich. Camp Gan of Greenwich, at Carmel Academy, 270 Lake Ave. has begun. On its last day, Aug. 10, it will host an end of year BBQ for all camp families and staff....
      Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich–Greenwich, CT
Jewish Moscow Presents 'Tefillin Bank'
Arutz Sheva,Wednesday, July 12, 2017
...At the initiative's kickoff, three pairs of tefillin were presented to Jewish youths who had recently begun wearing tefillin but were forced to borrow since they did not have their own. Now, they will be able to wear tefillin each day without help from anyone else.
      Chief Rabbinate of Russia–Moscow, Russia
Effects of Harsh Winter in Italy Worry Producers of ‘Yanover’ Esrogim
Hamodia,Tuesday, July 11, 2017
...Rabbi Menachem Lazar, co-director of Chabad Piazza Bologna, Rome, who is involved in supervising the fields on which the esrogim grow, said that a few days of severe frost this past winter had destroyed a large number of trees. “At first, the farmers told us that 90 percent had been wiped out. Now they think that it may be a little less, but that would still mean much less then we have ever had in a year,” he told Hamodia. “We won’t really know what the situation is until they are ready to be cut, but for sure there will be a lot less than usual and much lower quality.”...
      Chabad Piazza Bologna, Rome–Rome, Italy
Abbott Headlines Chabad North Shore Dinner
Australian Jewish News,Tuesday, July 11, 2017
More than $200,000 was raised for Chabad North Shore at its annual gala dinner at Curzon Hall last week, headlined by Tony Abbott. The Warringah MP and former prime minister didn’t disappoint, delivering a powerful speech in support of Israel and Australian Jewry that drew a standing ovation from the audience of 200. Reflecting on his trip to the Jewish State last month to receive an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University, Abbott described Israel as “a country which Australians feel very much at home in, almost like family”...
      Chabad North Shore–St. Ives, NSW Australia
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