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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.

Small Fire At Massachusetts Rabbi’S Home Deemed ‘Suspicious’
AP,Thursday, May 16, 2019
Police in a Boston suburb are investigating the circumstances around a suspicious fire at a rabbi’s home and are looking for someone spotted on a neighbor’s surveillance video. According to a statement Wednesday, firefighters and police responded to the Arlington home at about 11 p.m. Saturday after the homeowner called to say the fire alarms went off and he smelled smoke…
      Center For Jewish Life of Arlington - Belmont–Arlington, MA
Shuls Are Powered by Women Like Lori
Jewish Journal - CA,Wednesday, May 15, 2019
...And that’s why we were all so crushed by the news of Gilbert-Kaye’s death. This was an attack on all of us. An attack on everyone who thanks God for sending us women like Gilbert-Kaye, who build nurturing communities. Leading by example, they inspire us all to visit the sick, educate the young, care for the elderly and grow spiritually day by day. …
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
The Jews Of South Korea - Finding A Jewish Soul In Seoul
Jerusalem Post,Wednesday, May 15, 2019
...In addition to religious services, the Chabad center maintains a small store with a wide variety of kosher foods, and provides kosher meals for visitors to Seoul. Litzman teaches classes to members of the Jewish community, as well as to non-Jews who are interested in Judaism. During the 2018 Winter Olympics in Seoul, Litzman rented an RV and brought the Chabad spirit to the games…
      The Chabad Jewish Community of Korea–Yongsan-Gu, Seoul Korea
Poway Rabbi Visits Auschwitz: 'We Are Going To Stand Tall'
Jerusalem Post,Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad of Poway visited the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland as part of the annual Eurostars trip. “Am Yisrael Chai! [the nation of Israel lives] Nothing will take us down! This is what the [Lubavitcher] Rebbe taught us, this is what we live with. We are going to stand tall, we are going to stand proud of who we are, of our heritage ... and we’re going to get through this," Rabbi Goldstein stated, Chabad.org reported on Sunday…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
      Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS and Baltic States–Moscow, Russia
Jewish Belgrade: There Is Life After Death
Jewish News - UK,Tuesday, May 14, 2019
...The only available kosher food is from the Chabad. And delicious it was too. I must pay huge tribute to Rabbi Yehoshua and Miri Kaminetzsy, who have created what I think is the most attractive Chabad house I have visited from Thailand to Peru…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Serbia–Belgrade, Serbia
Poway Rabbi Leads Jews in ‘Am Yisrael Chai’ Chant in Speech at Auschwitz
Algemeiner,Tuesday, May 14, 2019
...The rabbi said after his finger was shot off, he got up on a chair and told his congregation, “Am Yisrael chai! Nothing will take us down! This is what the Rebbe [Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson] taught us, this is what we live with. We are going to stand tall, we are going to stand proud of who we are, of our heritage … and we’re going to get through this.”…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
      Chief Rabbinate of Russia–Moscow, Russia
A Helping Hand In Times Of Trouble
Ynet,Monday, May 13, 2019
..."In the past few years, tens of millions of shekels have been given to families struck by terror who are in financial need," says Kutner. "There are families who are close to the poverty line, and a terror attack, with the ensuing loss of income and emotional crises, bring them to the point where they cannot pay their electricity or water bills. They come to us for assistance. There are families for whom an attack comes amid preparations for a bar mitzvah or wedding, and the last thing on their mind is buying their child tefillin or finding a place for a celebration. Here, too, we step in and do everything to bring a little happiness and joy into their lives…
      Tzerei Agudat Chabad H.Q. Israel–Kfar Chabad, Israel
Mineola Remembers Synagogue Shooting Victim
Mineola American - Long Island, NY,Monday, May 13, 2019
...Throughout the day, the public was also invited to stop by the Congregation Beth Sholom Chabad of Mineola to sign A Book of Condolence And Inspiration that will be forwarded to Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of Chabad Poway, which will be given to Kaye’s family. “In order to prevent more acts of violence, the world needs to be warned that lies against the Jews are now and have always been at the core of anti-semitism,” concluded Perl…
      Chabad of Mineola–Mineola, NY
Friendship Circle Expands, Extending A Hand To Young Adults
J. - Jewish News of Northern California,Friday, May 10, 2019
The Bay Area Friendship Circle is widening. The nonprofit that pairs trained teen volunteers with special needs kids and teenagers for weekend social activities is adding a program for young adults, set to begin in earnest next year. Early this year the group began piloting the new initiative, geared toward adults ages 20-35, matching them with college-age volunteers from Stanford and other colleges…
      Los Altos Chabad–Mountain View, CA
Responding to the Chabad of Poway Attack
Hamodia,Thursday, May 9, 2019
...While the shooter wanted shuls to be a place of terror, Chabad Lubavitch of Staten Island has resolved to make everyone feel even more at home and uplifted in shul. They invite the community to a special JLI presentation, “Infusing the Synagogue and Prayer with Meaning” on Sunday, May 12…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Staten Island–Staten Island, NY
Chabad Of Lone Tree Counsels Students Following STEM Shooting
Intermountain Jewish News,Thursday, May 9, 2019
...Mintz said that Chabad Youth Director Rabbi Meir Simon rushed to Highlands Ranch as soon as he heard the news. “He was there until the evening, comforting students and parents — just being there for them during this challenging time.” Mintz, who visited the home of a student who was recently a Bar Mitzvah at the center, said the family “was visibly shaken until they located her.”…
      Chabad Jewish Center - South Metro Denver–Lone Tree, CO
Senators Introduce Resolution Condemning Poway Antisemitic Attack
Jerusalem Post,Thursday, May 9, 2019
...“As we honor those who were killed and injured in the horrific shooting at the Chabad of Poway, we must also be absolutely clear about the fact that antisemitism is real in this country – and we must continue to speak out against it wherever it occurs,” said Harris. “The rising threat of white nationalism and white supremacy is in direct contradiction with the highest ideals of our country, and I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this resolution to condemn this despicable hate.”…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
Bethlehem Chabad Will Present “Life Is A Marathon With Justice Richard Bernstein”
Jewish World - Albany, NY,Wednesday, May 8, 2019
...Bernstein, the first blind judge elected to the Michigan Supreme Court, will relate his story. An advocate for disabled rights; he is a political science professor, radio show host, marathoner, Iron Man triathlete, and inductee in the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He reports that although born blind, he chose to find meaning in his disability and has dedicated his life’s work to fighting for rights for the disabled…
      Bethlehem Chabad–Delmar, NY
Newton Stands In Solidarity With California Chabad After Shooting
Newton, MA Wicked Local,Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Beth Menachem Chabad held a gathering of prayer, unity, and solidarity on April 29, with the community of Poway, California, in the aftermath of a shooting that took place on April 27, at the Chabad of Poway, according to a press release. One woman was killed and three others, including the synagogue’s rabbi, were injured. The large crowd that gathered at the Newton synagogue was addressed by Rabbi Chaim Prus and Rabbi Shalom Ber Prus of Beth Menachem Chabad; Fred Chanowski, president of Beth Menachem Chabad; Mayor Ruthanne Fuller; Newton Police Lt. Bruce Apotheker; Deputy Consul General of Israel to Boston, Daniel Agranov; and Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan…
      Beth Menachem Chabad of Newton–Newton, MA
Poway Council Reflects On Tragedy, Community’s Response
S. Diego Union-Tribune - CA,Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Ten days following the shooting attack on Chabad of Poway, members of the City Council started their biweekly meeting Tuesday night with a moment of silence and comments on the both the tragedy and the community’s response to it. “I can only imagine the pain felt by the victims of this attack, but I hope that and think that their anguish may have been soothed just a little by the overwhelming show of love and support by the greater Poway community,” said Councilman John Mullin…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
Local Chabad Rabbi Offers Perspective On The Shooting At Poway Synagogue
Jewish Community Voice - NJ,Wednesday, May 8, 2019
…Not everything is negative, however, noted Mangel. He said that there are a lot of positive things going on in the world as well as reasons for optimism and hope, including the growth of Jewish institutions locally and around the world. Mangel also spoke about the tremendous support Chabad has received since the Poway shooting— from public officials and Jews from throughout Southern New Jersey. “We live in a beautiful community,” he said…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Camden County–Cherry Hill, NJ
Yom Hashoah Commemorated at KSU
Cleveland Jewish News - OH,Wednesday, May 8, 2019
...Rabbi Moshe Sasonkin of Chabad at Kent State University and Anshe Sfard Revere Road Synagogue in Bath Township, led about 15 students in the Mourner’s Kaddish before the group walked in silence to the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center, where the names of the victims of the Holocaust were recited for 25 hours by a new reader every 15 minutes…
      Chabad at Kent State–Kent, OH
Jewish Campus Organizations — Chabad, Texas Hillel — Help Students Cope With San Diego Shooting Aftermath
Daily Texan - University of Texas at Austin,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
...Johnson is pushing for a moment of silence on campus to provoke thought around these events. “A moment of silence in school is not to mandate any particular prayer but to have the ability to have every student have a moment of silence to think, to meditate, to contemplate, to pray,” Johnson said. “We want people to be a little more mindful of what is going on in this world and to increase acts of innocence and kindness, and that’s where we are focusing right now.”
‘Mitzvah Tank’ Visit Helps Strengthen Jewish Faith, Heritage In Southern Utah
S. George News - UT,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
...“This was a very exciting thing,” Hensler said, adding it would be the first time the students partook in the ceremony as well. “I had an official bar mitzvah at 39 years old. It was amazing.” From that point on, everything felt right and was the way it was supposed to be, Hensler said. The whole experience gave him a sense of wholeness he had not had before. “It was like the end of a journey for me,” he said. “My wife says I’m a changed man because of it.”…
      Chabad of S. George & Southern Utah–Washington, UT
Building Community in Response to Anti-Semitism
Matzav,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
...The conversation between Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish and Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Shlita, world-renowned rabbi and personal secretary to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, z”tl, will cover wide-ranging topics including: the current Jewish renaissance in the U.S. and Israel, why Jewish observance is growing despite anti-Semitism, and the correct response to hatred and terrorism…
      Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters–Brooklyn, NY
Local Response to Chabad of Poway Terror Attack
TAPinto Randolph, NJ,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
On Saturday, May 4th, Randolph residents gathered in solidarity in the wake of the horrific Chabad of Poway House shooting that left one dead and three injured. The memorial service was filled with unity, solidarity and prayer along with comforting words from our town Mayor, Mr. Loveys; township representative, Norma Jacobs and former Chabad of Poway member, Abigail Hartman. “With the passing of Lori Kaye, the world became darker. We can only respond to darkness by adding in light,” said Rabbi Avraham Bekhor. “That's why all are encouraged to go to your Chabad or local synagogue. Bring a friend and encourage others to ShareShabbat.”…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
      Chabad of Randolph–Randolph, NJ
News 8 Hosting Town Hall "A Conversation On Healing" In Wake Of Poway Chabad Shooting
KFMB-TV - S. Diego, CA,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The deadly shooting at the Chabad of Poway have left many people in the community with questions. Some are wondering how a person can have so much hate and others are just trying to figure out the words to say to their kids. News 8 and Poway Unified School District are teaming up for a town hall called “A Conversation on Healing.” The event is open to any member of the community and will be held at Rancho Bernardo High School from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday night…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
Poway is a Yizkor to Remember | Opinion
Sun Sentinel/Jewish Journal - FL,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
...His selfless dedication, heroism and iron-clad faith, on display, to an entire world was Rabbi Goldstein’s Pesach matzah “talking.” But that is not enough, he cried out. Our founding fathers enshrined it as this country’s foundation and soul. It must be reinstated. “A Moment of Silence” by each child, each day in each classroom in America will be a seed planted in the fertile soil of a young child’s mind and imagination…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
      Chabad Lubavitch of Greater Boynton Beach–Boynton Beach, FL
President-Elect Of Ukraine Meets With Local Chief Rabbis
Jerusalem Post,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
The President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with a delegation of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries serving as chief rabbis in several cities of the country on Monday. When former comedian turned politician Zelensky takes office at the beginning of June, he will be the first Jewish president in the history of Ukraine…
      Jewish Community of Odessa–Odessa, Ukraine
      Chabad of Dnepropetrovsk–Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine
      Chabad Lubavitch of Donetsk–Donetsk, Ukraine
The Best Thing in Texas: A San Antonio Native Stopped the San Diego Synagogue Shooting
Texas Monthly,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
WHO: Oscar Stewart, a San Antonio native who attends the Chabad of Poway synagogue in the San Diego suburb of Poway WHAT: An act of courage that saved countless lives WHY IT’S SO GREAT: If not for Stewart’s actions during an attack that left one person dead and three others injured, the carnage could have been much worse…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
Pittsburgh Jewish Family Names Newborn After Poway Victim Lori Gilbert-Kaye
Forward,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
A couple from Pittsburgh named their newborn daughter after Lori Gilbert-Kaye, who was killed in the attack at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, COLlive reported. Judah and Chaya Cowen, who are affiliated with the Chabad movement, welcomed Noa Leah into the world on Friday, utilizing Gilbert-Kaye’s Hebrew name, Leah…
Chabad Parents Name Baby After Poway Shooting Victim
Jerusalem Post,Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Chaya and Judah Cowen, who own and operate a catering company in Pittsburg, decided to name their newborn baby-girl after the late Lori - Leah Kaye, Colive reported on Sunday Kaye, 60, was murdered in a shooting attack on the Chabad synagogue in Poway near San Diego in late April…
The Chabad Model For Perpetuating Memories Of The Holocaust
JNS,Monday, May 6, 2019
...The Rebbe seemed to realize that his torch would not be passed to a single leader. Rather, if he could pass a portion of his light to thousands of others and send them to Jewish communities around the world, the light would be magnified exponentially. What might be suffered by a diminishing concentration of light could be made up for in great quantity. Each local Chabad leader—now numbering in the thousands—would shine as much light as possible into locations far and wide. Lighting a new candle never diminishes the light of the candle it’s lit from. Together, these emissaries now spread more light than a single Rebbe ever could…
After 3-Year Search, Chabad Of Cole Valley Finally Secures Permanent Home
Hoodline - S. Francisco, CA,Monday, May 6, 2019
After three years of searching, and with the help of hundreds of grassroots donors and community members, Chabad of Cole Valley has finally secured ownership of a permanent space at 1300 Shrader St. (at Alma). The building, formerly home to the Jubilee Montessori preschool, will be transformed into a community gathering and event space, office, and Jewish home daycare preschool, which will open for classes in September. "This is very exciting," said Rabbi Nosson Potash. "[It's] a big step for the long-term stability of the local Jewish community."…
      Chabad of Cole Valley–S. Francisco, CA
Jewish San Diego: An Odyssey Of Pain And Promise
S. Diego Union-Tribune - CA,Monday, May 6, 2019
...The morning after the Poway attack, a potted plant was left at the door to Chabad of Downtown San Diego. Attached was a note: “We love you, stand by you and are sorry for your loss.” “From one terrible crime that happened,” said Rabbi Zalman Carlebach, leader of that Chabad center, “thousands of good deeds and acts of love have come out of it.”…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
      Chabad of Downtown S. Diego–S. Diego, CA
Jewish Educational Complex Opens In Tbilisi, Georgia
JTA,Sunday, May 5, 2019
...Tbilisi’s only Jewish school opened in 2004 by Rabbi Meir Kozlovsky, the emissary to that country of the Chabad movement, in a rented space. It had 24 pupils then. A kindergarten, which now has 43 children, followed. Another 150 children attend Sunday school there. These institutions will move into the new complex. Georgia is home to some 4,000 Jews. Kozlovsky said that the new complex will help his mission of limiting assimilation…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Georgia–Tbilisi, Georgia
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