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Chabad-Lubavitch in the Media

Stories and reports that have appeared in the media during the past two weeks

A look at what other news outlets have to say about Chabad-Lubavitch’s global reach.

Chabad of Yonkers Cooks Up a Hot Birthday Party
Jewish Link - NJ,Thursday, August 22, 2019
Chabad of Yonkers/Greystone Jewish Center’s Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz celebrated his 36th birthday last month with a grand BBQ celebration with the local community, friends, family and members of the synagogue. Rabbi Hurwitz and his family hosted an extensive menu of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken wings, corn on the cob, several types of salad, sauerkraut and watermelon, and, for dessert, Rabbi Hurwitz and his wife, Chanie, cut his birthday cake and served it along with multicolored ices…
‘Unbelievably Unifying’: Targeted By Anti-Semitism, Mass. Jewish Leaders Double Down On Love
Boston Globe,Thursday, August 22, 2019
...In Arlington, the Chabad Center for Jewish Life will soon launch what Bukiet calls “the Mitzah Club,” — Mitzah or “a good deed” — a volunteer group dedicated to serving the town wherever help is needed, from soup kitchens to senior centers. “We don’t just talk the talk, but we walk the walk,” Bukiet said. “We want to show the community that we’re here and that we’re going to bring more goodness, more kindness.” It’s one of several new efforts underway at the center, according to Bukiet, who said the synagogue is now also much more vocal about its security needs…
      Chabad Jewish Center–Needham, MA
      Center For Jewish Life of Arlington - Belmont–Arlington, MA
Chabad of Parkland Ready to Open
Parkland, FL Patch,Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Chabad of Parkland received its initial certificate of occupancy this week, thus enabling Chabad to begin its outreach and programming in the Parkland area. The Chabad of Parkland will be the regional headquarters for northern Broward and southern Palm Beach counties, and the official name will be the Michael and Betsy Brauser Chabad of Parkland Center for Jewish Life. The Chabad will host a grand opening in September and will host numerous local activities and educational opportunities, including Hebrew school, women's classes, special needs events, day camp and much more.
      Chabad of Parkland - Regional HQ for North Broward & South Palm Beach–Parkland, FL
More Than 1,000 People Expected For 10th My Walk 4 Friends
Cleveland Jewish News - OH,Wednesday, August 21, 2019
...This year, well over 1,000 people are expected to attend, according to Rabbi Yossi Marozov, executive director of Friendship Circle of Cleveland, who also said the theme for this year’s walk is a play on the organization’s current focus: strategic planning for Friendship Circle and the steps the community needs to ensure a “friendshipful” future for all special needs children in Cleveland…
      Friendship Circle–Pepper Pike, OH
Despite Hate-Filled Flyer, Ridgewood-Area Rabbis Say Jews There Feel Safe
Jewish Week - NY,Wednesday, August 21, 2019
...“In general, we have very good relations” with non-Jewish neighbors, said Rabbi Nachum Sarytchev, co-director of Chabad of Ridgewood. “It is very rare that people express negative feelings.”…
      Chabad of Rego Park–Rego Park, NY
      Chabad of Ridgewood–Ridgewood, NY
Woodstock to Jerusalem: A Short Account of a Long Trip
Jewish Voice - NY,Wednesday, August 21, 2019
...When I saw an ad in The Village Voice for an “Encounter with Chabad” weekend in Crown Heights, I thought I’d give it a try. Although I grew up in Brooklyn, I had never, not even once, had a conversation with an Orthodox Jew—let alone a Chassidic Jew—about anything substantive. I showed up in Crown Heights so clueless that it didn’t occur to me that I should bring a kippah with me (not that I owned one). And I found something very different than anything that I had expected…
Women Teaching Women at Chabad High School
Detroit Jewish News - MI,Tuesday, August 20, 2019
...Four years ago, in pursuit of this goal, Chaya Mushka began its Chavrusa program. The Chavrusa program is centered around Torah study and brings together Chaya Mushka’s senior class with Jewish women in the community who practice Judaism at varying levels. The young women are given the opportunity to impart their knowledge of Torah and create a deep spiritual connection with these women. “To see the girls thriving and just so proud of how they can connect on such a deep level is so empowering for everyone involved,” Shemtov said…
      Lubavitch Foundation of Michigan–Oak Park, MI
El Paso Is Positioned To Bring More Light To Our World
El Paso Times - TX,Monday, August 19, 2019
...It depends on the context. Big checks get big things done fast, but to transform people into “givers,” the frequency of their giving is more impactful than how much they give. Everyone should become a “giver” and it is within our reach. The Rebbe’s charity campaign aims to educate people of all ages and stages to become “givers” by giving money to charity every day—even a little bit. Doing so revolutionizes our sense of purpose and perspective without hearing a single lecture…
      Chabad Lubavitch–El Paso, TX
      Chabad Youth–El Paso, TX
Rabbinical Students Invite Estevan Jewish Community To Meet And Talk Judaism
Estevan Mercury - SK, Canada,Thursday, August 15, 2019
...“A lot of people are really happy to hear that we are visiting. For some people, it’s huge … to get a rare visit from a rabbi, in these parts it doesn’t happen too often. And people were really excited to meet with us,” said Super. He also noted that some people they met in Estevan thought they were the only Jewish family in the community. “There are not too many Jews in Estevan. A while ago there used to be a historic community that no longer exists. There are several Jews in the area, so it’s really nice to be able to connect people to each other,” said Super…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Saskatoon–Saskatoon, SK Canada
      Chabad Lubavitch of Regina–Regina, SK Canada
Community Briefs: Couple Sponsors Ambulance for Magen David Adom and More
Jewish Exponent - PA,Thursday, August 15, 2019
...The ambulance was donated at an Aug. 5 ceremony at the Chabad Lubavitch of Camden County. The ambulance will be used in Kfar Chabad, a community in central Israel. “It is particularly meaningful to us that this ambulance will be sent to Kfar Chabad, a community that represents both the Zionistic pioneer spirit that inspired our parents and the Chabad community that supported our entire family,” the Krischs said…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Camden County–Cherry Hill, NJ
San Francisco-Area Synagogue Fire Destroys Building
JTA,Thursday, August 15, 2019
A San Francisco-area synagogue went up in flames, with the back half of the building incinerated, Chabad.org reported. According to the Hasidic movement’s website, Rabbi Raleigh Resnick of Chabad of the Tri-Valley in Pleasanton, was awakened by a call from the police at 1 a.m. and rushed to the synagogue to save the Torah scrolls housed there…
      Chabad of the Tri - Valley–Pleasanton, CA
‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ Addresses Chabad of Hackensack
Jewish Link - NJ,Thursday, August 15, 2019
...Rabbi Stolik spoke at Chabad of Hackensack, which opened its doors just a few months ago. The presentation, dubbed “Underground Secrets of the Temple Mount,” was a heavily visual event and included a multi-media finale to tie all the findings together. The evening began with Chabad’s Rabbi Mendy Kaminker leading those attending in the completion of the cycle of the Rambam’s Mishna Torah…
      Chabad of Downtown Coral Gables–Coral Gables, FL
      Chabad of Hackensack–Hackensack, NJ
Friendship Circle LA Provides a Jewish Camp Experience for Kids with Special Needs
Jewish Journal - CA,Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center, GlowZone, Sky High, Scooter’s Jungle, Boomers and Knott’s Berry Farm. These were just some of the locations 45 local Jewish kids with special needs attended during their weeklong camp from Aug. 5-9, thanks to Friendship Circle Los Angeles (FCLA). Established in 2003, FCLA provides a full range of social, recreational, educational and Judaic experiences for Jewish children with special needs. Seventy-four volunteers worked with campers ages 5-25, taking them on various field trips, traveling on buses, singing Jewish songs and helping them form new friendships…
Rabbinical Students Looking To Connect With Local Jewish Community
MooseJawToday.com,Wednesday, August 14, 2019
As part of a nearly 70-year-old program titled Roving Rabbis, two rabbinical students will be here in Moose Jaw on Aug. 15 to make connections with the local Jewish community and talk about their Judaism. Rabbi Mendel Super from Melbourne, Australia, and Rabbi Eli Citron from Manhattan, New York, have spent three weeks traveling to towns and cities throughout Saskatchewan to meet with Jews and hear their stories. Their visits are more than an informational presentation. Super and Citron want to meet with Moose Jaw’s Jewish community in one-on-one visits to hear the stories of how they came to Moose Jaw, and how they practice Judaism…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Saskatoon–Saskatoon, SK Canada
      Chabad Lubavitch of Regina–Regina, SK Canada
California Jewish Legislators Hang Mezuzahs On Office Doors In Symbolic Move
JTA,Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Caption: California State Sen. Ben Allen, chair of the Jewish Caucus, puts a mezuzah on his office door with Rabbi Mendy Cohen. (Courtesy of the Jewish Caucus)
      Chabad of Sacramento–Sacramento, CA
Many Soviets Lost Their Connection To Judaism, But That’s Been Changing
Canadian Jewish News,Wednesday, August 14, 2019
...According to Rabbi Avroham Zaltzman, the director of the Jewish-Russian Community Centre’s (JRCC) South Richmond Hill and Maple branch, located north of Toronto, younger people are typically more motivated to go through the process of becoming religiously observant, as they are more flexible and often more idealistic. Many of the families that go to Rabbi Zaltzman’s synagogue are Russian-speaking and, over the last 10 years, his synagogue has hosted bar mitzvahs for approximately 150 youths…
      Jewish Russian Community Centre of Ontario–Toronto, ON Canada
Family Discovers Random Act Of Kindness For Poway Synagogue Shooting Victim
KGTV - S. Diego, CA,Monday, August 12, 2019
...Taped to the back of the toy was a $1 bill and a dime, just enough to pay for that toy. It also had a note from a 5-year-old which read: "In loving memory of Lori Gilbert Kaye, 8/10/58 - 4/27/19" After posting the experience on Facebook, hundreds of people were moved by the gesture of kindness. On the very day they discovered the note Lori would have turned 61…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
A Small Jewish Community Hangs On, With Pride, In Mumbai
Jewish Week - NY,Monday, August 12, 2019
...It was a surreal experience to spend Shabbat at Chabad 10 years after the terrorist attacks there killed six people, including its directors Rabbi Gabi and Rivkie Holtzberg. A modern building has replaced the old Nariman House, but a wall in the sanctuary has been left untouched, pockmarked with bullet holes — a chilling contrast to the lively prayers happening steps away. Having attended the Holtzbergs’ funeral in Israel in 2008, it felt comforting, almost like coming full circle, to see the activity in the building…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, Maharashtra India
German Foreign Minister Visits Berlin Synagogue To Show Support Following Anti-Semitic Attack
JNS,Monday, August 12, 2019
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas paid a special visit to a Chabad synagogue in Berlin over the weekend to show support for the county’s Jewish community, two weeks after the city’s rabbi was attacked. Wearing a kippah, Maas, who is considered an Israel ally, said, “Anti-Semitism did not creep in here overnight, but it has become more vocal and aggressive. If Jewish women and men are worried about displaying their Jewishness in public—it is a disgrace to the state.”…
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
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