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April 2017

At Robotics Competition in Houston, Israeli Teens Feel at Home
Teens
Chabad hosts more than 80 high-tech high-schoolers at international meet
800 Wrap Tefillin, 70 for the First Time, at March of the Living
Europe
Chabad sets up large pavilion in Warsaw for participants, including more than 1,000 teens
Jewish Life Bustles at World’s Biggest Home-Furnishings Show
North America
North Carolina emissaries and a team of volunteers serve vendors and visitors at High Point event
Synagogue Flooded by Sandy Now Gutted by Fire
North America
Chabad emissaries in Sea Gate, Brooklyn, face challenges with unfaltering faith
Rabbi Menachem Rodal, 68, Known to Students as ‘Rabbi Nature’
Obituary
A teacher of Torah, Talmud, science and the wonders of nature
First German-Language Siddur in More Than a Century Published in Berlin
Europe
Prayerbook is another sign of resurgent Jewish life in Germany
Berlin to See Its First Jewish Campus After the Holocaust
Europe
Seven-story building will be dedicated to Jewish education, prayer and heritage
Virginia Tech to Mark 10th Anniversary of Campus Shooting
Campus Life
Recalling the heroism of university professor Liviu Librescu and memory of the 31 others slain
Paris on Lockdown as Gunman Kills at Least One
Europe
Terrorist attack comes days before heated national election
A Peek Into Small-Town Jewish Life in Munster, Ind., Where the ‘Little Things’ Count
North America
Chabad center expansion helps couple serve a tight-knit community
Rabbi Beryl Epstein, 59, Introduced Chassidic Life to More Than 200,000
Obituary
Popular walking tours of Crown Heights were inspired by his own journey
Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, 64, Dies of Wounds After Attack in Ukraine
Obituary
Organized Jewish activities in France, Israel, and Haditch, Ukraine
Rivkah Begun, 81, Chabad Emissary in Brazil for 57 Years
Obituary
She helped build a Jewish education system that taught thousands
Great-Great-Grandson of First Rabbi in the Dakotas Will Host Passover Seder
Holiday Watch
127 years and four generations later, following in the footsteps of family
President Trump Marks Education Day for Rebbe’s Date of Birth
North America
Proclamation cites the importance of values-based education
Antwerp, Malta, Grenada, Russia: Passover Seder Preparations in Full Swing Worldwide
Holiday Watch
Buying, selling, cleaning, cooking and getting ready to host countless guests of all ages
‘Education and Sharing Day’ in Dozens of U.S. Cities, Counties and States
Education
Local legislators join in annual presidential proclamation in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
Don’t Have a Place at a Seder? There Are 2,756 to Choose From
Holiday Watch
Interactive list covers events in more than 600 cities worldwide
Gravesite Visit to the Rabbi Who Put G-d on Trial
Former Soviet Union
Encountering Jewish life at the resting place of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berdichev, defender of his people
All Hands on Deck for a Passover Seder on the ‘U.S.S. Nimitz’
Holiday Watch
Aircraft carrier one of many holiday sites for Jewish military personnel stationed worldwide
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