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Coronavirus News & Updates

The latest about the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jewish Communities in China Face Spread of Deadly Virus
The country’s 15 Chabad emissary couples help reassure residents and tourists
As Coronavirus Spreads, Shabbat Refuge Sought in Homes and in Quarantine
Much of China is on lockdown and facing short food supplies
Shanghai Rabbi Helps Elderly Chinese at Site of World War II Refuge
Providing all-important masks to those most vulnerable to coronavirus
Providing for Jews in Quarantine From Deadly Virus
Kosher food a priority for those in isolation
From Beijing and the Coronavirus to Keynote Address to 3,000 Chabad Women
Dini Freundlich models the dedication and responsibility of a Chabad-Lubavitch emissary
As Coronavirus Goes Global, Chabad of Italy Keeps Its Doors Open
Prayers, Torah classes and welfare programs continue in Italy amid fears of virus
As Global Health Crisis Worsens, Chabad of China Asks for Help
Big cities and 13 remote communities are in dire need of funds
Chabad Aims to Bring Purim Joy to Afflicted Communities
Emissaries worldwide reach out to those affected by coronavirus
In New Rochelle, Yeshivah Students to Bring Purim to the Quarantined
Young Megillah readers span out through the community
Coronavirus Kaddish Program Helps Homebound Mourners
Service created for those unable to attend synagogue due to the pandemic
Jewish Online School a New Resource Amid Coronavirus Closings
Preparing for an influx of new students from around the world
Reaching Out to Seniors Isolated and Frightened by Coronavirus
Aiding the quarantined elderly in residences and at their homes
Tens of Thousands of Kids Log on to New Hebrew School
CKids program an immediate hit in local communities
Social Distancing on Shabbat? Has You Covered
Recipes with limited resources, tips for those away from their communities, a guide to praying at home
Passover Seder-to-Go Kits Being Rushed to the Housebound
As more and more people find themselves home, Passover prep begins
Shabbat Care Packages in a COVID World
From London to Ghana to America, Shabbat aid a focus from students to the elderly
Rabbi Messod Touboul, 64, Beloved Jewish Educator in Paris
Principal of French girls school succumbs to coronavirus
For Families With Special Needs, Online Visits Before Passover Reduce Isolation and Stress
With no respite for parents, Friendship Circle steps up and innovates during pandemic
Jewish Kids’ International Torah Competition Moves Online
Final round of JewQ to be livestreamed
Despite Challenging Times, World Matzah Supply on Track
Supermarkets are fully stocked, and efforts underway to safely deliver to the homebound
Mega-Seder Guests to Get Passover Help Wherever They Are in the World
Chabad hosts reach out to prior year attendees and those close to home
Rabbi Mordechai Gurary, 84, Congregational Leader and Torah Scholar
His classes in Talmud and Chassidic philosophy were attended by all ages
In Age of Coronavirus, Chabad Launches World’s Largest Passover Campaign
More Jewish households worldwide will host their own Seder than ever before
How Neo-Nazis Helped Bring Passover to Tasmania
The Hand of G-d in a hidden corner of the world
Soup Kitchens Closed, Colel Chabad Rushes Supplies to Israeli Homebound
A race against time to provide Passover food and matzah to the sick and the needy
Rabbi Yisroel Friedman, 84, Talmudic Genius and Fiery Chassid
Tens of thousands of students mourn a master teacher of extraordinary scholarship and spirit
Soviet Jewry Activist Gedalya Korf, 90, ‘Said Little, Did Much’
A leader of Chabad’s Lishkas Ezras Achim for decades
Online Chametz Sales Increase Amid Coronavirus
Quarantine and contact restrictions spur increased activity
‘Ask the Rabbi’ Multitaskers Field an Avalanche on Pandemic and Passover
Thousands of queries on Jewish law and life as coronavirus spreads
A Perfectly F.R.E.E. Passover Food Distribution Moves Outdoors in Brooklyn
Helping inner-city seniors especially vulnerable to pandemic
Zooming Towards Passover as Torah Classes Move Online
Adults, collegians, teens and kids prepare for the holiday
Deliveroo Partners With Chabad in UK to Deliver Seders-to-Go
Helping people celebrate in the safety of their own homes
Crown Heights: A Jewish Community Under Attack From Coronavirus
Kindness abounds from behind closed doors, even though its streets are silent
Last-Minute Seder Deliveries to Medical Staff in Chicago Treating Thousands
3,000 patients are being treated at cavernous convention center
Mitzvah Tanks Deliver Matzah to Those Hunkered Down in New York
Loudspeakers and roving billboards announce availability in time for Passover Seder
With Synagogues Closed, Omer App Sees Spike in Use and New Downloads
A daily reminder, inspiration and more on Android and iOS devices
Rabbi Sholom Eidelman, 84, Served Moroccan Jewry for More Than 60 Years
Devoted educator was among the longest-serving Chabad emissaries in the world
Poway Victim Lori Kaye’s First Yahrtzeit Observed in Solitude
Community marks the first anniversary of the horrific synagogue shooting
Memorial ‘Yizkor’ Prayers to Be Said at Home on Final Day of Passover
Unlike Kaddish, it does not require the presence of a minyan
Reb Mottel Chein, 81, Chassidic Mentor and Community Activist
A printer by trade, and a lover of G-d and the Jewish people by inclination
Rebbetzin Rachel Altein, 95, Pioneering Educator, Activist and Editor
An energetic leader and personal mentor to hundreds, she worked under the Rebbe’s guidance for decades
Alone, COVID-19 Victims Hear Final Prayers Online
Hospital staff stand in for family and clergy
Rabbi Don Yoel Levy, 72, International Leader in Kosher Supervision
Head of OK Kosher was universally respected for principles and scholarship
Yitzchok Kosofsky, 89, the CPA Behind Kosher Milk for Chicago
He was a dedicated volunteer for many projects to spread Judaism
Interview: How to Find Purpose in Isolation
Rabbi Tuvia Teldon to host a four-week online course on individual aspiration
Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron, 79, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel
Remembered as a wise scholar and ‘man of the people’
Camp Directors Plan for Summer: What Are the Alternatives?
Shaping programs to conform to local circumstances amid coronavirus uncertainty
French Rabbis’ Regional Conference Moves Online
150 rabbis join by webcam at 21st-annual gathering
How Coronavirus Has Changed Observance of Jewish Life-Cycle Events
From the joyful naming of a baby to the lonely burial of a parent, finding ways to carry on
Bringing Shabbat to Medical Staffs and Communities Worldwide
Preparing and delivering with social distancing and safety in mind
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