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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? Chabad.org 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 to Be 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
Prepping for an Out-of-the-Box Lag BaOmer, In Cars and Homes
Finding safe and inventive ways to celebrate in a most unusual year
Mendel Drizin, 83, Helped Build Crown Heights, Physically and Spiritually
Realtor helped develop community and organizations
Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, 89, the Novominsker Rebbe
Agudath Israel head remembered for his scholarship, personal touch and warm relationship with Chabad
More Than 150,000 Much-Needed Masks Distributed by Chabad in New Jersey
25 hospitals and thousands of individuals around the state receive protective gear
3,800 Chabad Rabbis Gather on Zoom Amid Coronavirus
Online conference shares support and strategies for helping individuals and communities
As Officials Ease Coronavirus Restrictions, Synagogues Show Caution
Going beyond the letter of the law to protect life
New Zealand Couple and Community Bring in Lag BaOmer
How the far-flung Auckland community is keeping together and apart during the pandemic
College Student Spends 11 Hours a Day Shopping for Groceries
With classes and jobs on hold, Kaila Zimmerman-Moscovitch of Chicago still keeps busy from morning till night
Montreal Addicts and Alcoholics Get Online Help During Pandemic
Chabad Lifeline pivots to serve and support people in recovery
Amid Online Upsurge, Most Popular Jewish Video Site Expands Its Presence
A new app and fresh interface for Chabad.org Video’s 23,502 offerings (and counting)
High-Stakes Rescue Saves Jewish Artist Stranded at Sea for Weeks
Last-ditch effort in Caribbean saves life of Israeli seafarer stranded by coronavirus
Receiving the Torah This Shavuot in Living Rooms Around the World
Tips on how to read the Ten Commandments at home, inspiration for the holiday, family party packet
Avraham Aharon Rubashkin, 92, Kind and Generous Kosher-Meat Icon
A model of joyful Jewish life, faith and authentic brotherly love
Unable to Attend Synagogue, Thousands to Join Pre-Shavuot Yizkor Online
Program scheduled for Wednesday evening at 8:30 p.m. ET
Rabbi Aharon Yaakov Schwei, 85, Beloved Rabbi of Crown Heights
Scholar, teacher and member of rabbinic court known for his kindness
In Homes, in Some Synagogues and on the Streets, Shavuot Celebrated Worldwide
Rabbis counsel caution during pandemic, even when following local government guidelines
Rabbi in Coronavirus Coma Is a Lightning Rod for Hope and Good Deeds
JNet director Rabbi Yehuda Dukes, 38, continues to inspire
As Coronavirus Lingers, Lawn Signs Display Messages of Positivity
An international effort to show ‘kindness, patience and hope are also highly contagious’
Chicago Kosher Food Bank Sees 600% Increase in Distributions
Need increases as effects of social distancing continue to ripple outward
Global Online Pre-Shabbat Party Uplifts Children With Special Needs
Friendship Circle program features celebrities the kids can relate to
Rabbi Motti Kopman, 34, Faced Cancer, COVID and Death With Invincible Joy
Jerusalem native inspired many in Buffalo, N.Y. area
After National Shutdown, a Jewish Wedding to Remember in Rome
He’s a chef, she’s a medical student; finally, they are married
Despite Pandemic, Record Numbers to Commemorate Rebbe’s Passing
Events abound online and, following local guidelines, in person
How ‘Torah Breaks’ Help One COVID Nurse Draw Strength and Calm in Chaos
Long Island cardiology assistant Elisheva Gilman-Smith on coping with crisis
New Jersey Congressman Celebrates Two Chabad Rabbis as ‘Hometown Heroes’
Rabbis Mendy Kaminker and Chanoch Kaplan honored
Pop-Up Pennsylvania Camp a Lifeline for New York Kids and Parents
1,000 kids combine summer study and sports in an outdoors environment
With Halls Shuttered, Netanya Rabbi Makes Safe Weddings Possible
Let the marriage go on says Rabbi Shneur Landa. The big party can wait
For Chabad Couples Just Starting Out, a Pandemic Is No Barrier to Service
Community residents look forward to a new Jewish presence
COVID-19 Pleas From Hard-Hit States Spur Chassidic Blood Plasma Drive
Hundreds who recovered from the coronavirus line up in Brooklyn to aid strangers
Preparing for Tisha B’Av During a World Pandemic
A 25-hour period of fasting and reflection begins on Wednesday night, July 29
High Holiday Prayer Books in High Demand for Those at Home This Year
Record sales amid synagogue attendance limits and self-quarantining
Largest List of Jewish COVID-19 Victims Released by Chabad.org
‘Each Person, a World’ pays tribute to 1,200 Jewish COVID-19 victims from around the globe
After Months in a Coma, COVID-19 Miracle Patient, Rabbi Yudi Dukes, Gives Thanks
In an exclusive interview, the rabbi speaks candidly about his ordeal
Chabad Launches Broad High Holiday Initiative Amid Pandemic
Innovative programs for synagogues, homes and outdoor spaces around the world
Online Shofar Course for Those Isolated at Home on Rosh Hashanah
Workshops include instruction, laws and mystical intentions
Chabad Hebrew Schools Innovate In-Person and Online
Fall programs build on lessons learned during spring lockdowns
4 Million COVID-19 Masks Donated to Chabad Centers Before Rosh Hashanah
A portrait of the Rebbe inspired Los Angeles benefactors
COVID Isn’t the First Heroic Battle This Ukrainian Rabbi Has Fought
Rabbi Mendel Cohen has quietly devoted himself to people in trouble
Rosh Hashanah to Begin Amid Pandemic With Global Prayers for a Good New Year
Chabad brings the sound of the shofar, and holiday’s message of hope and faith, to millions
Young Spanish-Speaking Jews Around the World Gather Online
Annual in-person event retools in the coronavirus era
Rabbi to Blow Rosh Hashanah Shofar in Two Countries at the Same Time
Observing the holiday on an island split by the coronavirus pandemic
Millions Worldwide Hear Sound of the Shofar in Public
Outdoor events with social distancing during pandemic exceed all expectations
Preparing for a Safe and Joyous Sukkot Amid Covid
Chabad out in force worldwide to enable everyone to celebrate the holiday safely
For Jews Isolated in Basketball’s ‘Bubble’ for the Holidays, NBA Calls Chabad
Orlando Chabad provides holiday needs to Jewish NBA staff
In a Santa Fe Sukkah, a Long-Forgotten Family Tradition Is Reborn
Isolated by Covid, Dr. Stephanie Rosen builds her own sukkah for the first time
Decades Before Zoom, The Rebbe Used Interactive Video to Connect the World
In 1989, the ‘Chanukah Live’ program showed satellite technology can advance connectedness, peace and unity
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