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May 2019

Student, 14, Dons ‘Kippah’ at Graduation as Stand Against Anti-Semitism
North America
Mitchell Leshchiner says he was motivated by the Poway shooting
Berel Raskin, 84, Chassidic Fishmonger Who Became a Crown Heights Icon
After a childhood in Stalin’s USSR, he stayed devout and worked to fulfill the American dream
Jewish Neighborhood Hit Hard as Tornadoes Plow Through Dayton, Ohio
North America
Chabad reaches out with hot food and other assistance in city and surrounding area
Poway Synagogue Shooting Survivors Receive Book on Coping With Tragedy
North America
“A Time to Heal” was last book purchased by Lori Gilbert-Kaye before her death
Inclusion Initiative Extends Its Mandate for People With Disabilities
North America
Additional Ruderman grant enables progress to continue for next two years
Poway Dedicates Torah Scroll to Lori Kaye
North America
Ceremony also a tribute to first responders; community members inscribe final letters
The Rebbe and Herman Wouk’s Fascinating, Decades-Long Relationship
In novels, plays and nonfiction, Wouk displayed the burning flame of Jewish life, belief and practice
Poway Rabbi Lays Tefillin With Surgeon, Son of Holocaust Survivors
North America
Dr. Yale Kadesky has been treating Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein
Milwaukee Bakery Transforms Lives, One Lemon Tart at a Time
North America
Friendship Circle Bakery offers training and work to those living with disabilities
Meron Chabad Gets Ready for 600,000 Visitors Fired Up for Lag BaOmer
Holiday Watch
Annual influx of Jews of all backgrounds from Israel and abroad
Chassidic Rocket Scientist to Be Honored in Montreal
North America
Global innovators to gather at Chabad of Westmount
Author Herman Wouk, 103, Taught the Beauty of Judaism
He wrote widely read explanations of Jewish beliefs and practices
Fires Set at Two Boston-Area Chabad Houses in Single Night
North America
Suspected arson at one center only five days before
Moscow Synagogue Donates Torah to Struggling Tel Aviv Yeshivah
School was founded and led by Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger, killed by a terrorist in March
Poway Rabbi at Auschwitz: Serves at Brit Milah, Addresses ‘Eurostars’
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein’s message of Jewish strength to 800 young Jews
Poway Rabbi to Address Jewish Youth Visiting Auschwitz
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein to proclaim Jewish resilience to 800 young Jews in Poland as part of ‘Eurostars’
Rabbis From Small, Far-Flung Jewish Communities Welcomed in Turkey
Middle East
From Iceland to Mauritius, men and women discussed common challenges
In Poway, a Shabbat of Healing, Inspiration and Joy
North America
Led by Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, congregants experience an ‘unforgettable’ Shabbat
Take a Deep, Entertaining Online Dive Into Jewish History
Four-week course begins on Tuesday, May 15
First Jewish President of Ukraine Holds ‘Historic’ Meeting With Rabbis
Former Soviet Union
Comedian-turned-politician Volodymyr Zelensky greets Ukraine’s Chabad rabbis
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