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2007

News Brief
News Brief
Week of December 30, 2007 - January 4, 2008
News Brief
News Brief
Buenos Aires Orphanage Dedicates New Building
South America
The Ieladeinu orphanage in Buenos Aires opened Casa Perla Rohr this week.
College Students Help Out Israeli Victims of Terror
Israel
At the University of Arizona and Dartmouth College, students who went on birthright israel trips with their campus-based Chabad Houses decided to do something to help Israeli victims of terror.
Argentine College Students Come to America to Learn Torah
South America
Some 200 Jewish college students from Argentina are touring New York and Washington, D.C., after learning about their heritage through a Chabad-Lubavitch program in Buenos Aires.
Longtime Kfar Chabad Educator Passes Away at 68
Obituary
Rabbi Amos Karniel was remembered as a humble man who dedicated his life to the children of the community.
Teens With Special Needs Take to the Basketball Court
North America
The Friendship Circle serving the MetroWest communities of northern New Jersey matched up teens with special needs against a local high school’s basketball team. The Friendship Circle players walked away more confident and energized, as well as pumped from their 58-42 win.
Lowest Mikvah on Earth To Serve Local Desert Communities, Vacationers
Israel
A new public mikvah built in Israel under the guidance of a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi occupies one of the lowest spots on earth.
Texas Community Hails Late Preschool Teacher as Mentor
Obituary
The Jewish community in S. Antonio, Texas, remembered a teacher known affectionately as Morah Robin – who died last week at the age of 62 – as a dedicated educator and loving mentor.
Israeli Teens Head Back to Class, but Continue to Deliver Food to Holocaust Survivors
Israel
More than three dozen high school students continue to volunteer for the Chabad House in Nes Tziyona, Israel, following the end of a nine-week teachers’ strike.
Jewish Student Centers Fuel Study Routines With Midnight Breakfasts
Campus Life
University-based Chabad Houses across the United States flung open their doors for late-night study sessions and Midnight Breakfasts designed to make the end-of-semester study season a bit more relaxing for students.
Ukraine Synagogue Goes Cashless With Addition of ATM-Like Charity Box
Former Soviet Union
A Chabad-Lubavitch synagogue in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, has installed an ATM-like device that accepts donations on behalf of the institution through the swipe of a charge card.
Beijing’s French-Speaking Jews Benefit From New Rabbi
The Far East
As French expands as a language spoken by Jews in Beijing, a local Jewish community center has begun offering programming specifically with the French-speaking population in mind.
In Cross-Hairs of Terrorists, Sderot May Soon Get an Armored Mobile Synagogue
Israel
For seven years, residents of Sderot, Israel, have coped with the threat of exploding Palestinian rockets fired from the nearby Gaza Strip. Rabbi Moshe Ze’ev Pisem has begun fundraising for an armored mobile synagogue to service the terrified population.
Federation Awards Grant to Chabad House Serving Duke University
Campus Life
The Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation in North Carolina awarded a grant to Chabad-Lubavitch of Durham/Chapel Hill to support its weekly Shabbat programming.
News Brief
Week of December 23 - December 28, 2007
Southern Ukraine City to Get a New Kosher Food Outlet
Former Soviet Union
The Jewish community of Pervomaisk will be welcoming a new kosher food store – the Ukraine city’s only one – next month.
One Year After Classmates’ Deaths, Yeshiva Unveils a New Hall in Their Honor
Israel
The Tomchei Tmimim yeshiva in Kiryat Gat, Israel, unveiled a new study hall in memory of students Yonatan Biton, Moshe Golan and Levi Hendel, who died one year ago while traveling to an Israeli army base to spread Chanukah cheer.
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