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April 2016

Some Very Special Kids Await Some Very Special New Bikes
North America
Friendship Circle partners with manufacturers and donors to give away a record number of bicycles
Jamaican Prime Minister Connects With Chabad
Holiday Watch
Newly elected official meets with rabbi who arrived there last year
A More Plentiful Passover in Moscow for Many
Holiday Watch
Those in need receive food for the holiday from Maot Chitim fund
Illinois Governor, Legislators Mark Passover, ‘Education Day’
News Brief
Rabbis at statehouse for model seder and a ceremony noting the Rebbe’s influence
Counting Down the Hours Until Seders Start Around the World
Holiday Watch
Celebrating the freedom, customs and traditions of the Jewish people
On Passover, Four Cups With a Different Kind of Sustenance
Holiday Watch
Alcohol-free seders for those in recovery and parolees
Out of Prison, One Woman’s Deeper Freedom On Passover
Helped by rabbinic chaplains and looking forward to a more spiritual life
In Flooded Houston: ‘Let All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat’
North America
Chabad offers room at the seder table for those affected by floodwaters
Post-Bombing Aid for Victims and Families Prior to Passover
Holiday Watch
Chabad Terror Victims Project visits hospitals, provides food and encourages prayer
Expect the Unexpected When It Comes to Nepal Seders
Holiday Watch
Despite struggles and shortages, Passover supplies seem to arrive just in time
Iceland Feels the Warmth of Togetherness at Passover
Holiday Watch
For the few Jews on this Nordic island, seders led by visiting rabbis become even more meaningful
President Obama Declares ‘Education and Sharing Day, USA’ 2016
North America
Proclamation honors the Rebbe’s efforts in education for all
Following a Rabbi’s Legendary Matzah Trail Through Western Massachusetts
Holiday Watch
A shmurah matzah route stretches from New England all the way to the White House
Jerusalem Bus Bombing Injures 21, One Critically
First bus bombing in wave of attacks that began last October
Rabbi Rallies to Get Food and Goods to Earthquake Victims in Ecuador
South America
Jewish community pitches in to help those in the hardest-hit areas
A Millenia-Old Tradition of Pre-Passover Charity Is Thriving
Holiday Watch
Maot Chitim funds provide for those unable to pay for holiday necessities
Brussels’ Jews to Celebrate Passover Publicly, Despite Terror Threat
Rabbis urge an increase in public seders, the sale of ‘chametz’ and all holiday activities
Pre-Passover Checklist: Sell Your ‘Chametz’
Holiday Watch
Making a Jewish practice more widespread through technology
Wounded Israeli Soldiers Bond as They Heal
‘One Heart’ program participants reminisce and reconnect in Israel
Once ‘Unthinkable,’ Ukraine’s President Appoints a Jewish Prime Minister
Former Soviet Union
Election of Volodymyr Groysman, grandson of a Holocaust survivor, is another sign of change
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