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 Opens First Permanent Facility in Fountain Hills
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - AZ,Thursday, September 20, 2018
...Lipskier said 70 percent of the Chabad’s congregants are generally from Fountain Hills, while the rest come from Scottsdale, west of the 101. “There’s nothing between here and the 101,” Lipskier said. “We are the closest for many, and more and more people are taking advantage of that. Especially since we got our new place, it’s a lot more appealing.” Lipskier kicked off the opening of the facility with a pre-Rosh Hashanah holiday dinner in the shul on Sept. 9, which brought in 75 people. Lipskier thought it would be a good way to bring the community together…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Fountain Hills–Fountain Hills, AZ
A Day To Forgive: SCV Jewish Congregations Gather To Celebrate The Start Of Yom Kippur
Signal - S. Clarita Valley, CA,Wednesday, September 19, 2018
...The congregation turns off technology during the holiday. “It is a good time to focus on the essence of life,” Marozov said. “We turn off everything that connects us to the outside world and focus on what’s important.” Members of the Jewish religion spend the day in synagogue, praying for forgiveness. “We refer to God as a parent,” Marozov said. “He is compassionate. Even when we drift off, God will forgive us and give us another chance.”…
      Chabad of S. Clarita Valley–Newhall, CA
150 Pounds Of Kosher Food Airlifted To Wilmington, NC, Hours Before Yom Kippur
JTA,Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Jewish families in Wilmington, North Carolina, were able to eat a kosher meal before the start of Yom Kippur after the Chabad synagogue in nearby Charlotte was able to arrange the arrival of a helicopter carrying 150 pounds of kosher food. After days with no contact due to Hurricane Florence, Rabbi Yossi Groner of Ohr HaTorah was able to speak by telephone to Rabbi Moshe Leiblich of the Chabad of Wilmington on Monday. Leiblich requested that he find a way to send kosher food, the Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday…
      Lubavitch Education Center North Carolina–Charlotte, NC
      Chabad Of Wilmington–Wilmington, NC
Chabad Making a Difference
Times of Israel,Tuesday, September 18, 2018
...Listening to each one of the students speak about why the holiday was meaningful to them at Eli and Blumie Gurevitz’ Chabad House in Haverford has helped to restore my faith in the next generation. People my age love to complain about the “new youth.” We say they are lazy, lost in the millennium, without direction, and essentially amoral. However true that might be, it certainly was not evident listening to the students at Eli and Blumie’s Chabad House this past Rosh Hashanah. These are principled, thoughtful and amiable young people who are thinking about the meaning of life, spirituality, and their dedication to Jewish values…
      Rohr Center for Jewish Life - Chabad House–Haverford, PA
Chabad Of The South Hills Celebrates Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur
South Hills Almanac - Piitsburgh, PA,Monday, September 17, 2018
...The event, held at the Jewish Community Center–South Hills in Scott Township, took place between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism, which this year is Sept. 18-19. Along with the challah, children had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including making personalized “Build-A-Bear”-type versions of the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures. They also had their names written in Hebrew by Rabbi Moshe Barrocas…
      Chabad of the South Hills–Pittsburgh, PA
‘I Had My Barmitzvah In Abu Dhabi’
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Monday, September 17, 2018
...Every single one — from what curry should I order,to why am I here in Abu Dhabi, to why am I here on Earth — I overthought. And then, two Chabad rabbis popped over from Brooklyn on a Chanukah candle-lighting tour through Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and discovered my secret. “Let’s have your bar mitzvah tomorrow,” they said, in the fifty-story linoleum-lined high-rise we transplants lived in. “Where else, if not Abu Dhabi?”…
Rosina And Joseph Slater Torah Academy Dedicated
Crescent City Jewish News - New Orleans. LA,Friday, September 14, 2018
...Board president Henry Miller represented the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. “Jewish education is one of the top priorities in our community and the Slater family donation will ensure the continued education of future generations of our community,” he said. A special song composed by Nechama Kaufmann was sung by the school’s children to the Yiddish tune “Ofen Pripichik,” reportedly Slater’s favorite song. Later, entertainment was provided by the Panorama Jazz Band.
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Louisiana–New Orleans, LA
      Torah Academy–Metairie, LA
Chabad Poised To Help As More Than 1 Million Flee Florence
JNS,Thursday, September 13, 2018
For the last 11 years, the Lieblich family of Wilmington, N.C., have always held Rosh Hashanah services on both days of the holiday. This year, for the first time ever, they did not have a minyan for the second day because of a looming catastrophic weather threat: Hurricane Florence, which is expected to make landfall and then stall along the South Carolina coast starting on Friday, bringing with it massive storm surges and between 30 and 40 inches of rain in some places…
      Chabad of Myrtle Beach–Myrtle Beach, SC
      Chabad Of Wilmington–Wilmington, NC
Chabad Of Camarillo Holds First 'Shofar In The Park'
Ventura County Star - CA,Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Jewish tradition of blowing a ram’s horn on the first day of the Jewish New Year was shared in public Monday during the first “Shofar in the Park,” put on by Chabad of Camarillo. Rabbi Aryeh Lang, executive director of the chabad, blew the shofar — or ram’s horn — at a ceremony at Mission Oaks Park…
      Chabad Jewish Center of Camarillo–Camarillo, CA
Shuttered Houses Of Worship Get A Reboot, Find New Life
RNS,Monday, September 10, 2018
...Congregation members feared the synagogue would be closed and sold off, like many other aging houses of worship. Instead, members of Beth El decided their synagogue needed a new start. The congregation partnered with Chabad-Lubavitch, an Orthodox Jewish organization, to repair the building and give the synagogue a shot at new life…
      Chabad of Hackensack–Hackensack, NJ
New Torah Being Dedicated For Westminster Synagogue
Westminster Window - Denver, CO,Monday, September 10, 2018
A year ago, Rabbi Nissan Mangel, a renowned philosopher and Holocaust survivor, put the first marks on a new scroll of parchment — the first step in dedicating a new Colorado Torah. It was during a Holocaust memorial at the Arvada Center and now, a year and 300,000 characters later, the holy book is nearly finished. The Torah, destined to used at Westminster Chabad of Northwest Metro Denver, will be completed and dedicated at a special ceremony at 2 p.m. Sept. 16…
      Chabad of NW Metro Denver–Westminster, CO
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