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September 2020

Preparing for a Safe and Joyous Sukkot Amid Covid
Holiday Watch
Chabad out in force worldwide to enable everyone to celebrate the holiday safely
Sukkot Celebration Guide to Make Holiday More Joyous
Holiday Watch
Printable online booklet on ‘Simchat Beit Hashoeva’
Rabbi Ephraim Rosenblum, 85, Beloved Pittsburgh Educator for Five Decades
Obituary
Had a deep and lasting impact on the Pittsburgh Jewish community
Avraham Lider, 61, A Life Dedicated to Helping Others
Obituary
Founded and led Ahavas Chesed for people with a wide range of medical needs
In World’s Largest Pre-Yom Kippur Yizkor Broadcast, 1,200 COVID Victims Remembered
Holiday Watch
Hundreds of congregations to remember the departed on Sunday, Sept. 27
Millions Worldwide Hear Sound of the Shofar in Public
Holiday Watch
Outdoor events with social distancing during pandemic exceed all expectations
Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s Home Office Gets a Mezuzah
Israel
It follows shofar-blowing a day earlier at the Gantz home in Rosh HaAyin
$80 Million in Legacy Gifts Pledged to Chabad Centers
North America
“They offered me a home I never had,” says Susan Moss of Long Island
Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg, 89, Teacher and Guide to Thousands
Obituary
Humble Jerusalem scholar was one of the generation’s foremost Torah authorities
West Coast Wildfire Victims Turn to Chabad
North America
Grateful for ‘pure love’ after homes and businesses burn to the ground
Rabbi to Blow Rosh Hashanah Shofar in Two Countries at the Same Time
Holiday Watch
Observing the holiday on an island split by the coronavirus pandemic
Young Spanish-Speaking Jews Around the World Gather Online
South America
Annual in-person event retools in the coronavirus era
5780 in Review: A Year of Pain and Loss—and of Kindness and Community
Roundup
The stories that helped define the year
Rosh Hashanah to Begin Amid Pandemic With Global Prayers for a Good New Year
Holiday Watch
Chabad brings the sound of the shofar, and holiday’s message of hope and faith, to millions
A Short History of Bringing Shofar to the Streets
Holiday Watch
The first mitzvah campaign to bring Judaism to the individual, wherever he or she was
COVID Isn’t the First Heroic Battle This Ukrainian Rabbi Has Fought
Former Soviet Union
Rabbi Mendel Cohen has quietly devoted himself to people in trouble
Rosh Hashanah Prayer Booklet Available for Home Printing
Holiday Watch
Online material helps prepare those in isolation for the High Holidays
Bone Marrow Donor Drive Saves a Life in an Unexpected Way
North America
California rabbi who spurred on volunteers becomes one himself
Chabad Assists Oregonians Who Lost Everything in Raging Wildfires
North America
Fund established to help residents get back on their feet
4 Million COVID-19 Masks Donated to Chabad Centers Before Rosh Hashanah
North America
A portrait of the Rebbe inspired Los Angeles benefactors
In the Media
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