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.

Video - Friendship Circle Walk Promotes 'Truefriendship'
Jewish Herald-Voice - Houston, TX,Wednesday, November 14, 2018
David and Renee Cohen and their children were among hundreds of participants in The Friendship Circle of Houston’s Friendship Walk on Nov. 11, to raise funds and awareness for persons with disabilities.
      The Friendship Circle of Houston–Houston, TX
Jewish Organizations Keep Prisoners From Being Forgotten
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - AZ,Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Although Jewish prisoners make up less than 1 percent of the prison population nationwide, Rabbi Menachem Katz continues to maintain contact with prisoners to help provide what they need, such as religious texts, prayer services, and to make sure that they are treated fairly. But his work is not easy. Jewish inmates in Arizona, for instance, have refused to meet with Katz, who works with Jewish prisoners all over the country, because of the fear of white nationalist gangs…
      The Aleph Institute–Surfside, FL
'Honoring My Mother Saved My Life'
Arutz Sheva,Wednesday, November 14, 2018
..."At Barzilai Hospital, we met injured people alongside people suffering from anxiety," said Rabbi Kutner. "We gave everyone spiritual assistance and gifts from Chabad to encourage and strengthen their spirit. One of the visits that particularly touched me was in a house that was directly hit. I sat with the family and strengthened their spirits and even took the mezuzahs for inspection…
      Tzerei Agudat Chabad H.Q. Israel–Kfar Chabad, Israel
Bringing The Light Of Shabbat To The Jewish Community
Toledo Blade - OH,Tuesday, November 13, 2018
...Someone who could use some love from the Jewish community might get a Light of Shabbat bag that also includes grape juice and tea light candles, for saying blessings. “Sometimes we deliver for happy occasions,” Mrs. Matusof said, and sometimes for sad ones. Her request for helpers came a few days after the horrific murders in Pittsburgh, which had desecrated both the Tree of Life synagogue and the sanctity of Shabbat. Baking bread and making soup felt, to me, like a first step toward healing…
      Chabad House-Lubavitch of Greater Toledo–Toledo, OH
Four Teenage Yeshiva Students Assaulted In Toronto
Canadian Jewish News,Monday, November 12, 2018
Four teenage boys, all students at Yeshivas Lubavitch, were assaulted by between 10 and 12 youths, as they were walking home on Sunday evening in Toronto. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime, because of the verbal slurs that were used during the assault, and as a robbery, said Det. Angela Kahnt of the Toronto Police Service. Police have one youth in custody and are still searching for the others…
      Yeshivas Lubavitch Toronto–Toronto, ON Canada
Montana Campaign In Memory Of Pittsburgh’s Jews
KCHH-KBUL - Billings, MT,Monday, November 12, 2018
...Moving into the realm action, Rabbi Bruk and his wife Chavie, who co-direct the Jewish center, decided to launch a campaign to provide every Jewish home in the State with a charity box… The money raised from these charity boxes will go to Bonei Olam, a worldwide Jewish organization that helps Jewish couples navigating the struggles of infertility…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Montana–Bozeman, MT
Why We Need Chabad on Campus
Commentator - Yeshiva University,Sunday, November 11, 2018
...While YU claims to provide all these activities and experiences on Shabbat, quite frankly, it does not do so very often. ‘Chabad on Campus’ has a strong reputation for successfully carrying out these community-building events. Furthermore, Chabad will provide the physical infrastructure and catalyze the social dynamic necessary for a strong social experience at Yeshiva University. It would encourage more people to create profound, interpersonal relationships and would serve as an ideal location for those seeking to hang out and play board games before or after their Shabbat nap…
      Chabad on Campus International–Brooklyn, NY
Chabad Presents Synagogue at Historic Armory to P&Z: We Subscribe to the ‘Build It They Will Come’ Rule
Greenwich Free Press - CT,Saturday, November 10, 2018
...“We follow the rule book that says build it and they will come,” the rabbi said. “We’re building for a significant amount of growth. We are full at capacity right now.” The P&Z commission decided to leave the application open, with an eye to the applicant returning in December…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Greenwich–Greenwich, CT
Russia’s Westernmost Synagogue Rebuilt 80 Years After Kristallnacht Destruction
JTA,Thursday, November 8, 2018
...“It’s the only synagogue in Russia that was destroyed during Kristallnacht,” Rabbi Alexander Boroda, president of the Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, said of the New Synagogue of Koenigsberg. “It’s very symbolic that we’re rebuilding it almost exactly as it was, not only restoring its glory but expanding on it.”…
      Jewish Community of Kaliningrad–Kaliningrad, Russia
      Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia–Moscow, Russia
Jewish Community Holds Conversation After Synagogue Shooting
KHBS-TV - Fort Smith, AR,Thursday, November 8, 2018
Chabad of Northwest Arkansas is hosting an evening of conversation called " Wrestling with Faith: Where Do We Go From Here" to help the community move forward after the mass shooting in Pittsburgh. After having time to mourn, Rabbi Greisman with Chabad of NWA told 40/29 News it's important to focus on the positives in your life, and remember to give back to charity…
      The Jewish Learning Institute–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad of Northwest Arkansas–Rogers, AR
Chabad of Northwest CT to Host Menorah Workshops in New Hartford, New Milford
Litchfield County Times - CT,Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Chabad of Northwest CT will be partnering with Home Depot to offer a pre-Chanukah Menorah Workshop at two locations: New Hartford/Torrington Home Depot and New Milford Home Depot. Participants will receive a workers apron and then craft their own unique menorah from wood and a host of other supplies available at The Home Depot. There will be opportunity to meet “Judah Macabee,” Chanukah Donuts and a host of other surprises. Parents accompany their children and there is no charge for attending…
      Chabad Lubavitch Northwest Connecticut–Litchfield, CT
Counter Tragedy By Building And Growing
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - AZ,Wednesday, November 7, 2018
...Indeed, the word “Torah” means “directive.” As Maimonides writes, the belief that the Torah comes from G-d is one of the 13 principles of the Jewish faith. Just as G-d is eternal and not constrained to time and space, so too is the work of G-d — our holy Torah — relevant at all times and circumstances. As the Rabbi Shnuer Zalmen (founder of the Chabad movement and affectionately referred to as the Alter Rebbe) famously stated, “One has to live with the times,” referring to the weekly Torah portion…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mesa–Mesa, AZ
Litchfield Chabad To Hold Vigil For Pittsburgh Shooting Victims Wednesday
Stamford Advocate - CT,Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Chabad of Northwest CT will hold a community-wide memorial vigil to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Litchfield Firehouse, Route 202/West Street. Due to increased security, reservations are required and may be made at The vigil is open to everyone…
      Chabad Lubavitch Northwest Connecticut–Litchfield, CT
Chabad Draws 5,600 To Its International Gala
Jewish Star - NY,Wednesday, November 7, 2018
More than 5,600 rabbis and guests from 100 countries gathered for a gala dinner highlighting the 35th International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries. The celebration was infused with inspiration and joy, tempered by the shadow of the anti-Semitic shooting in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead only eight days earlier, as well as the 10th anniversary of the murder of Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai…
      Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch–Brooklyn, NY
Jewish Students Remember “Night Of Broken Glass” In Berlin
AP,Wednesday, November 7, 2018
..."This is the city where the Holocaust was planned and executed from," said Teichtal, a community rabbi and the head of the Jewish outreach group Chabad in the German capital. "What better answer is there than that, in this very city, the students of the Jewish school from Berlin should jointly pray and light candles showing that the answer to darkness and the evil of the past is to create education for the present and the future," he said…
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
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