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September 2016

Readying for Rosh Hashanah Around the World: The Start of 5777
Holiday Watch
A time to contemplate how to make the new year different
Corsica, Birthplace of Bonaparte, Says ‘Bonjour’ to First Permanent Chabad House
Europe
Replete with Jewish history, the island is the final French frontier, according to rabbi
Shimon Peres, 93, Proclaimed Centrality of Judaism to Israel and the Jewish People
Obituary
Leading figure in Israeli politics sought Rebbe’s guidance over decades
Torah Scroll Honors Memories of Slain Dallas Police Officers
North America
It will be sent to another Texas town, where young professionals will use it for minyan
It’s Official: There’s a Chabad House in Normal, Illinois
Campus Life
Couple moves into ‘colorful’ college town to serve Jewish students
In Cambodia, Jews to Spend First High Holidays in New Home
Asia
Seven years after emissaries arrive, a multistory building provides amenities for all
A Special Man Brings Life and Spirit to Montreal Congregation
Holiday Watch
Ariel Mechaly, a 36-year-old with Down syndrome, has a leading role for High Holidays
A Grand Day for Angola Jews, Complete With a New Torah
Africa
Celebrating a multi-story villa and scroll of their own, with an eye towards future growth
For a Special Set of Students, Jewish Learning Comes to Life
Education
Michigan program incorporates tactile techniques so Hebrew and holidays become more accessible
Online School for Young Emissaries: A Worldwide Network of Kids
Education
Educationally and socially, providing a standard of excellence for students in every locale
Independent Study Charts Chabad’s Transformative Long-Term Impact During and After College
Campus Life
Pivotal report includes analysis of data from 22 campuses and thousands of alumni
Year of Unity Prompts Shabbat Gathering in Off-Beat Canada
North America
Chabad couple packs up the kosher food and meets 20 people in a sylvan spot called Nelson
Campus Life in Pittsburgh: One Family, 28 Years and Flourishing
Campus Life
Emissary parents and their children establish solid Jewish foundation for students at multiple schools
The Art and Healing of Rabbi Ovadia Isakov of Derbent
Former Soviet Union
Three years after his near assassination attempt, Dagestan’s rabbi is back working—and painting
New Photo Book: A Visual High Holidays With the Rebbe
Holiday Watch
Released by JEM, the coffee-table-style work takes readers on an emotive journey through Tishrei
Israel
Approaching his 113th Jewish birthday, Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal will make history in more ways than one
A Lesson in Inclusion: Three Special Emissaries With Special Needs
North America
Schmidt brothers are ‘the spirit of the Shabbat table and a source of inspiration for others’
Q&A: How to Choose a Shofar for Elul and the High Holidays
Holiday Watch
Handy tips to keep in mind from a Judaica store owner
Hospital Visit to Stranger Leads to an Unexpected Inheritance
First Person
A call from the Caribbean to Canada helps one rabbi link a father and son
To Odessa With Love: New Jersey Women Send Handcrafted Gifts to Orphans
North America
A small local project snowballs into a growing effort abroad
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