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.

It’s Never Too Late For A Bar Mitzvah
J-Wire - Australia,Tuesday, July 17, 2018
...Grant had seen Rabbi Ari and Mushkie Rubin on the Documentary “Outback Rabbis” and had decided to meet them to discuss his own history. While on a trip to visit his cousin in Ingham, he decided to travel the extra three hours to Cairns to meet up with Rabbi Rubin. He was finally able to get in touch with his Jewish roots…
      Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia–Caulfield North, VIC Australia
Westlake Children Enjoy Jewish Camp
Westlake | Bay Village Observer - WI,Tuesday, July 17, 2018
A Jewish experience is something every Jewish child deserves and should be provided of. A Jewish experience that incorporates fun and games is real treat! This summer, Chabad of the West Side launched "Camp Gan Israel" – a branch of the largest network of Jewish camps around the world – right here in Westlake. It was a stellar opportunity to teach and engage, imparting meaningful Jewish values to last a lifetime. And of course, a whole load of fun!
      Chabad of the West Side–Westlake, OH
Photos - Young Campers Get Creative During Camp Gan Israel In Palm City
Treasure Coast Palm - FL,Friday, July 13, 2018
Caption: Counselor Jenna Hirth encourages camper Lucy Wolowitz, 4, of Palm City as she creates a Shabbat box Friday, July 13, 2018, during the Camp Gan Israel summer camp run by Chabad Jewish Center of Martin & St. Lucie County held at Bessey Creek Elementary school in Palm City. The Amazing Race-themed camp, which continues through July 20,"teaches timeless values in a hands-on and fun way," according to Chabad Jewish Center's Rabbi Shlomo Uminer.
      Chabad Jewish Center of Martin & S. Lucie County–Palm City, FL
Roving Rabbis visit Telluride
Telluride Daily Planet - CO,Friday, July 13, 2018
Members of the Roving Rabbis program returned to Telluride for the second summer in a row. This year, rabbanical students Asher Wilhelm and Smaya Krinsky visited Telluride this week to meet with local Jewish community members and offer Jewish services (the pair left Thursday). Wilhelm and Krinsky are based in Colorado Springs with Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Colorado. Chabad-Lubavich is an Orthodox Jewish, Hasidic movement that is recognized for its outreach. As part of the Roving Rabbis program, Wilhelm and Krinsky drive to remote parts of Colorado for short trips. So far, they have visited Woodland Park, Pueblo and Telluride…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Colorado–Colorado Springs, CO
Roaming Rabbis Roll Into Town
West Australian,Thursday, July 12, 2018
...The young men, who have both recently graduated from their rabbinical degrees, arrived in Margaret River on Wednesday and Rabbi Dubinsky said their journey had so far been successful. “This morning in Margaret River, we met a Holocaust survivor,” he said. “She was an unbelievable woman, and no one even knew there was a Jewish Holocaust survivor in Margaret River. “We did a Mitzvah with her, a commandment from the Torah, and it was an unbelievable experience.”…
      Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia–Caulfield North, VIC Australia
Cue The Hava Nagila: Iceland’s First Rabbi Has Arrived
Reykjavík Grapevine - Iceland,Thursday, July 12, 2018
...The couple are two of the warmest people you’ll ever meet. The Rabbi lights up the moment he begins to talk about the Icelandic Jewish community and Mushky, two months away from giving birth to the couple’s third child, happily interjects with stories of their move—from lively Shabbat dinners to how great the availability of kosher food is…
      Chabad of Iceland–Reykjavik, Iceland
Chabad of West Orange Celebrates Annual Dinner
Jewish Link - NJ,Thursday, July 12, 2018
Chabad of West Orange held its Annual Dinner, which celebrated its recent exponential growth and success. One important focus was on the future and its financial stability. Guests of honor Marsha and Marvin Frank were given the “Chabad Tomorrow Award” for their vision in securing Chabad’s future. In their remarks they reiterated the importance of remembering Chabad when estate planning. “As concerned Jews we are obligated to secure a strong Jewish future for the next generation!” Marsha Frank remarked…
      Chabad of West Orange–West Orange, NJ
Haredi Orthodox Rabbi’s Daughter Gets Top Honors From Belgian College
JTA,Thursday, July 12, 2018
...Separately, a Jewish high school operated by Chabad-Lubavitch in Berlin took top honors in the capital city’s state Regents exams. Hebrew was recognized for the first time by the German government as a tested subject in those exams, according to a report Wednesday on Chabad.org. The students of the Jewish Traditional School finished with an average score of 1.37 on a scale of 1 to 6, with 1.0 representing the high end. The average for the 103 schools that took the test was 2.4, according to the Senate Department of Education. Six of the students at the Chabad-run school registered exceptional results.
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
‘Elated’ Bar Mitzvah Boy at 90
Cleveland Jewish News - OH,Wednesday, July 11, 2018
...It wasn’t until he started having conversations with Rabbi Mendy Greenberg of Twinsburg Chabad that the possibility of having a bar mitzvah was realized. “In the course of our conversation, (Stone) told me about his youth and he happened to mention that he had never celebrated his bar mitzvah,” Greenberg said. “When I heard that, I told him, ‘The Rebbe taught us that it’s never, never too late,’” referring to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, or the Lubavitcher Rebbe…
      Chabad of Twinsburg–Twinsburg, OH
In Barbados, Chabad Turns To Local Cuisine
Forward,Monday, July 9, 2018
…Then there’s the ‘Breadfruit,’ with its slightly nutty flavor, which Chaikin is also looking to incorporate into the kosher meals he and his wife serve. “This strange looking fruit can be found growing all around the island and can be prepared in a number of different ways; boiled, baked, crushed or made into chips,” he wrote. But it’s not just about the food. Many opportunities for connection with other Jews come about as a result of offering a kosher food service. Just recently, when an older Israeli couple visited Barbados, and were forced to stay for a few extra weeks because of an unexpected health incident, the Chaikins were them to provide them with food and moral support…
      Chabad of Barbados–Worthing, Barbados
Assisted-Living Center First Of Its Kind In Jerusalem
Jerusalem Post,Monday, July 9, 2018
...The center, which celebrated its opening ceremony on Sunday, was built and is operated by Colel Chabad, the longest-running social services provider in Israel since 1788, and features a brand new state of the art music therapy room. Mickey Moore, co-founder and CEO of A-Muse, the start-up that built the music therapy room, said the room is designed so residents with disabilities can make music and have fun while simultaneously doing therapy. The room is comprised of six stations with different types of sensing technologies that detect movement…
      Colel Chabad–Jerusalem, Israel
Video - Non-Profit Organization Hopes You Walk 4 Friendship
WTMJ-TV - Milwaukee, WI,Sunday, July 8, 2018
TODAY'S TMJ4's Julia Fello will be emcee for the 2nd Annual Friendship Circle of Wisconsin's "Walk 4 Friendship." It is happening Sunday, August 26 at Ellsworth Park.
      Friendship Circle–Glendale, WI
First Hebrew School Opens In Twinsburg
Columbus CEO - OH,Saturday, July 7, 2018
After a successful pilot program this year, Twinsburg Chabad will open a Sunday/Hebrew School this coming 2018-19 school year, for grades 1-4. Both the Twinsburg Chabad congregation and the school meet in the Gary Drive home of Rabbi Mendy Greenberg and his wife. For larger worship or High Holy Days services, the congregation meets in the Twinsburg Community Center. Registration is open to all and no membership is required for the school…
      Chabad of Twinsburg–Twinsburg, OH
Summer Camp Fun From Chabad Of Grass Valley
Grass Valley Union - CA,Thursday, July 5, 2018
...Camp Gan Israel is much more than a break from the school routine and winter activities. It is a comprehensive program, designed to strengthen the body and soul. The goal of the camp is to provide children with a rich and wholesome week of fun and excitement along with friendship and meaningful educational experiences…
      Chabad of Grass Valley–Nevada City, CA
Tenafly Chabad Academy Graduates First Eighth Grade Class
Jewish link - NJ,Wednesday, July 4, 2018
On Thursday, June 14, Tenafly Chabad Academy (TCA) recognized a significant milestone with the graduation of its first eighth grade class. The eight girls who comprised the graduating class each delivered her own personal speech to the proud families, friends, rabbis, teachers, administrators and board members. Rabbi Mordechai Shain, the founder and head of school, welcomed all the guests including the mayor of Tenafly, Peter Rustin, to the ceremony…
      Lubavitch on the Palisades–Tenafly, NJ
‘There Are Jews In China?’ – An Interview with Chabad Shlucha Dina Greenberg
Jewish Press,Wednesday, July 4, 2018
...I guess we were a somewhat “too visible” because the government became suspicious, and one day the inevitable happened. We heard a knock at the door. We had built a sukkah on the 29th floor of our building complex, and the government demanded to know: How dare we build an illegal house of worship. My husband replied, “As a sign of good faith, we will immediately take the structure down.” Baruch Hashem, it was the day after Simchas Torah…
      Shanghai Jewish Center–Shanghai, China
Drexel Student Group Works to Expand Eruv
Jewish Exponent - PA,Wednesday, July 4, 2018
...“The eruv as it was, as it is now, doesn’t reach Chabad, which creates this awkward dynamic [that] students, especially Orthodox ones who are conscious of the need of an eruv, didn’t have a way to carry their key to Chabad on Shabbat or carry their IDs or anything like that,” said Guedalia, who considers herself modern Orthodox. “It was always one of those things where, if it became a possibility, it was always something that we wanted.” In April, David Lifschutz, a parent of a Drexel student, visited his daughter at the university. While at Chabad, he learned that it was not located inside of the eruv. He wanted to help expand it, putting this project into motion…
      Chabad Serving Drexel University - Rohr Jewish Student Center–Philadelphia, PA
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