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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 Will Honor Colts Neck Resident During Women’s Day Program
Centraljersey.com,Thursday, January 23, 2020
A resident of Colts Neck whose entire family has actively participated in Chabad programs and embraced its values will be honored during Chabad of Western Monmouth County’s 33rd annual Jewish Women’s Day program, which will take place on Feb. 23 at the Radisson Hotel, Freehold Township. Angela Natenzon will be awarded the Eishes Chayil (Woman of Valor) award in recognition of her care and dedication to the local Chabad community, according to a press release…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Western Monmouth County–Manalapan, NJ
Nicole Kahan: How Friendship Circle is Changing Teens’ Lives
Detroit Jewish News - MI,Thursday, January 23, 2020
Nicole Kahan was a seventh grader at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills when she heard about a place where she could volunteer to befriend children with special needs. Her first experience volunteering with Friendship Circle was with the Friends at Home program offering families respite and friendship for their children with special needs. “I will never forget that first day being dropped off to meet my Buddy,” Kahan says. “I was nervous at first. But then, all I needed to do was spend time with her and be a friend. That visit changed everything for me.”…
      Friendship Circle–West Bloomfield, MI
'I'm Very Blessed' Community Rallies To Help A Holocaust Survivor With A Renovation
CTV,Tuesday, January 21, 2020
...After hearing the news, the Jewish community in Barrie stepped in to help. "We put a Facebook campaign out, and within about 24 hours, we raised half of the goal. That was incredible," explains Rabbi Mendel Nakkar. Sultana Mechali, with the Chabad Jewish Centre, soon became the driving force behind the mission to help Ms. Jug have a proper shower. She headed to Home Depot and sat down with the assistant manager…
      Chabad Jewish Centre of Barrie–Barrie, ON Canada
Chabad Promotes 'Love For A Fellow Jew' In Troy, Rochester Hills
Oakland Press - MI,Tuesday, January 21, 2020
...“We frequently hear from people who say, ‘I thought I was the only Jew in my neighborhood,’” he said. While Troy and Rochester Hills do not have the sizable populations of Jews found in neighboring communities, the two cities combined do have several hundred Jewish families, Caytak said…
      Chabad Jewish Center of Troy–Troy, MI
Photos - This Easton Event Was All About The Challah
Enterprise - Brockton, MA,Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Children and parents gathered at Maplewood Country Day Camp Monday morning (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) to mix, knead and bless the traditional Jewish braided bread in a Mega Challah Bake event. The event, which drew about 200 children from the area, including Easton, Foxboro, Mansfield, Sharon and Stoughton, was organized by representatives from Chabad centers of Mansfield and Sharon, Shaloh House of Stoughton and Friendship Circle. The theme for this year’s event was Sprinkle the World with Kindness.
      Chabad Center of Sharon–Sharon, MA
      Shaloh House Chabad of the South Area–Stoughton, MA
      Chabad Jewish Center–Mansfield, MA
Rebbe’s White House ‘Envoy’ To Speak Here
Pinellas Jewish Press - FL,Monday, January 20, 2020
Rabbi Abraham Shemtov, often called “the Rebbe’s ambassador to the White House,” will be the special guest speaker on Wednesday evening, Jan. 29 in Clearwater. The event, co-sponsored by the Chabad of Pinellas County and the Chabad of Clearwater, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Tabacinic Chabad Center…
      Chabad of Clearwater–Clearwater, FL
      Lubavitcher Center–Philadelphia, PA
U Matter Suicide Prevention Helps Teens In Crisis
WJBK-TV - Detroit, MI,Monday, January 20, 2020
...Jenna had dealt with anxiety and depression and engaging in unhealthy behaviors. But when she found the U Matter suicide prevention program through The Friendship Circle in West Bloomfield - she found help for herself and a way to help others. "We need more people doing that - letting people know that struggle is real, but solution is real, and there are keys to solution," said Rabbi Yarden Blumstein…
      Friendship Circle–West Bloomfield, MI
Ohio State Chabad To Double Space For Jewish Students With Expansion
Columbus Dispatch - OH,Monday, January 20, 2020
...Deitsch believes the expansion will maintain the inviting atmosphere the house offers students now, but with more space for them to gather for dinners, holidays, events, classes and fun. In order to expand, the group bought the neighboring property at 215 E. 15th St. in August for $900,000, according to the Franklin County auditor’s website. Starting in May, the Chabad House plans to demolish the existing buildings to construct a new center, which at about 20,000 square feet will be nearly double its current size. Deitsch said she hopes the new building will open in August 2021. In the meantime, students will meet in rented spaces for events, she said…
Damaged But Not Drowned, Venice Jewish Ghetto Counts Its Blessings After Flood
Times of Israel,Friday, January 17, 2020
...Rabbi Ramy Banin heads Venice’s Chabad community, a Hasidic sect known for its hospitality and religious outreach, which also runs a popular kosher restaurant. “After November 12, for a few weeks the city was deserted,” Banin says. “We host Jews from all over the world, but many tourists have given up.”…
      Chabad of Venice–Venice, Italy
A Friendship That Changes Lives: Amanda & Allie
Detroit Jewish News - MI,Friday, January 17, 2020
...Amanda is now on staff at Friendship Circle as a volunteer coordinator helping to connect teens with the Buddies who will change their lives. Now in sixth grade, Allie can be seen surrounded by other children with various special needs playing with their Buddies. “Friendship Circle has become a second home,” Jodie says. “This is the only place she can really be herself. Kids have the most growth in places where they can be the most comfortable, and we see that here for Allie.”…
      Friendship Circle–West Bloomfield, MI
Aleph Expands Alternative Sentencing Program To African American Community
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle - PA,Thursday, January 16, 2020
For the past three decades, Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel has worked to find sentencing alternatives for Jewish community members convicted of non-violent crimes, avoiding harsh jail sentences that would wholly dismantle their lives and the lives of their families. Now, he is using his expertise to help those in the African American community as well…
      The Aleph Institute - N.E. Regional Headquarters–Pittsburgh, PA
Oxnard Together Unites The City
Tri County Sentry - CA,Thursday, January 16, 2020
...Before the event began, Rabbi Dov Muchnik from Chabad Oxnard said Oxnard Together is an exceptional event for the city. "Even though we are one city, there are so many different pockets of individuals that gather with their own kind," he said. "This an event that shows we are all coming together, and we are concerned about those in need and less fortunate than we are, whether they are homeless or having a hard time putting food on the table." He felt touched by seeing all the humanity in people…
      Chabad of Oxnard–Oxnard, CA
Tamim Academy – A New Jewish School
Ilovetheupperwestside.com,Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Chabad of the West Side is opening a new elementary school called Tamim Academy, which they’re aiming to open for the 2020 academic school year. They’ll be starting with kindergarten and will add a grade every year. The school will be located on the Upper West Side, at the Chabad facility…
      Chabad of the West Side–New York, NY
2,000 Join Long Island Rally Against Anti-Semitism
Jewish Star - Long Island, NY,Wednesday, January 15, 2020
...U.S. Senate Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer said history has taught us that “when anti-Semitism raises its ugly head we must smite it down with all our force, all our power and we will.” Rabbi Anchelle Perl from the Chabad of Mineola said everyone should oppose hate. “It’s our urgent task to build bridges with our fellow citizens, to support them when they are in need and call in allies when our communities are targeted,” he said…
      Chabad of Mineola–Mineola, NY
$750K Grant For Teen Mental Health Campaigns Awarded To Michigan Nonprofit
Ann Arbor News- MI,Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A southeast Michigan nonprofit will continue and expand its “UMatter” mental health campaign for teens thanks to a $750,000 grant, Friendship Circle of Michigan announced this week. The Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety gave Friendship Circle a $250,000 grant in 2017, according to a news release. The extension and additional funding will create a partnership between the two groups, focusing on efforts surrounding the UMatter campaign for 15 years…
      Friendship Circle–West Bloomfield, MI
Millennials Search For Meaning And Authenticity When It Comes To Judaism
JNS,Tuesday, January 14, 2020
...Also pioneering meeting this generation of Jews is the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, which has long made an art of including Jews of all backgrounds. Specifically, in the last seven years, it’s been drawing millennials to Chabad Young Professionals (CYP) International, which has about 120 couples around the globe serving young Jews with a range of programming, meals, workshops, and Shabbat and holiday celebrations in areas where they tend to live and work…
      Chabad Young Professionals Uptown Minneapolis–Minneapolis, MN
5 Organizations That Support And Empower Jewish People
Ezvid,Tuesday, January 14, 2020
...Landing at #4 is Chabad.org. A division of the Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center, this comprehensive website uses the power of the internet to enlighten, unite, and give Jewish people around the world a greater connection to their culture and traditions. Standing as a resource for those of all ages, nationalities, professions, and spiritual affiliations, it features a plethora of virtual tools that offer personal guidance, education, entertainment, community engagement, and more. The site reports that it includes over 100,000 pages of information, along with over 10,000 audio classes and videos…
'Now's The Time For Jewish Pride': Rabbi
Queens Chronicle - NY,Monday, January 13, 2020
...Rabbi Eli Blokh of Chabad of Rego Park said he’s been asked a lot recently if he’s afraid. He said he is not and encouraged residents to wear their yarmulkes in schools, on subways and in the street. “Now’s not the time to hide,” Blokh said. “Now’s the time for Jewish pride.” He left Russia with his family 40 years ago and has lived in Rego Park for 22. “The main reason we came to America is because America guarantees every citizen the right to worship and openly identify their religion in any way they wish,” Bolkh said…
      Chabad of Rego Park–Rego Park, NY
Sunnyvale Man, A Resolute Organ Donor, Gives Liver To Rabbi He Doesn’t Know
J. - Jewish News of Northern California,Monday, January 13, 2020
...Steger, who teaches math at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, grew up Reform in San Jose but wasn’t involved in Jewish practice until he was introduced to a local Chabad rabbi 12 or 13 years ago. “We got to talking, and that conversation led to me showing up at a Chabad house on Rosh Hashanah,” he said. Since then he has become more observant, keeping Shabbat and praying daily, and is a regular at Chabad of Sunnyvale. One of the Jewish values he took to heart is pikuach nefesh, the commandment to save a life, a mitzvah so great that a Jew must break virtually all other commandments to do so…
      Chabad of Sunnyvale–Sunnyvale, CA
On Las Olas Boulevard, A Friendship Café That Serves Falafel And Trains Special-needs Adults
Sun Sentinel - FL,Monday, January 13, 2020
...Gold feels protected at Friendship Café, a new fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant and coffee shop on a mission to hire and train adults with special needs. When the restaurant hosts its grand opening on Jan. 15 at 1302 E. Las Olas Blvd., it will be a training ground for adults with autism, Down syndrome and cognitive disabilities who have trouble finding jobs with tolerant employers in South Florida…
      Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center–Fort Lauderdale, FL
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