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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's CTeen Of Hunterdon County Launching Homework Helpers Program
Hunterdon County Democrat - NJ,Thursday, March 15, 2018
A youth revolution is brewing in Hunterdon County, in the form of mentorship and comradery. Teen boys and girls from various schools are getting together to help younger students with their homework and act as mentors to them, as they navigate through school life, through a new program called Homework Helpers, through CTeen of Hunterdon County. This breakthrough project creates a broader sense of community, forges friendships, and develops tomorrows leaders…
      Chabad of Hunterdon County–Clinton, NJ
European Rabbis Rally To Increase The Fight For Religious Freedom
Jerusalem Post,Thursday, March 15, 2018
...The conference was attended by Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yitzhak Yosef and former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yisrael Meir Lau. The conference was attended by rabbis from 27 countries, of various Orthodox branches with a majority affiliated with Chabad. Much of the discussion focused on how rabbis across the continent can bring their communities closer to the Torah. Punctuating this, Yosef told the conference that “only through Torah learning can Jewish communities be sustained around the world.” But Margolin also highlighted additional kinds of activity necessary to fight for basic religious freedoms in Europe…
      Lubavitch of the Netherlands–Amersfoort, Netherlands
Chabad Honors Wounded Veterans, Parades Rescued Torah At Cave Of Patriarchs
JNS,Wednesday, March 14, 2018
...In classic Chabad style, the group paraded a Torah that was saved by a 14-year-old boy from a burning synagogue in Hamburg, Germany, on Kristallnacht (“The Night of Broken Glass,” Nov. 9-10, 1938) at the Cave of the Patriarchs (also called the Cave of Machpelah) in the city of Hebron. The Torah was recently donated to the JLI, which restored it and loans it to other Jewish communities…
      The Jewish Learning Institute–Brooklyn, NY
Only 19% Of European Synagogues Still Stand, Post-WWII
Big Think,Tuesday, March 13, 2018
...The Cypriot city of Larnaca is home to the southernmost synagogue in Europe, a contemporary building constructed in 2005 serving the local Chabad community…
      Chabad - CJCC - Cyprus Jewish Community Centres–Larnaca, Cyprus
El Paso Children Learn Secret To Perfect Matzah For Passover, Jewish Spring Festival
El Paso Times - TX,Tuesday, March 13, 2018
About 20 area children were rolling in the dough at the Chabad Lubavitch synagogue Monday as they learned to make Matzah, the unleavened flatbread that's part of the traditional Jewish Passover festival. The spring camp teaches children about its historical significance of Passover, which commemorates the redemption from Egypt 3,330 years ago, Rabbi Levi Greenberg said.
      Chabad Lubavitch–El Paso, TX
Video+Gallery+Story: Gan Israel Spring Campers Learn the Importance of Matzah
El Paso Herald-Post - TX,Monday, March 12, 2018
On Monday, a rambunctious group of children, all attending Camp Gan Israel – Spring Camp, at Chabad Lubavitch of El Paso got a taste of tradition, a taste of Passover, and hands-on experience in making matzah at the Model Matzah Bakery. The bakery was a way for children to learn how to make matzah, to hear the story of the Passover from the Rebbetzin, Rabbi Greenberg’s wife, and to have fun…
      Chabad Lubavitch–El Paso, TX
Historic Torah Donated to Chabad Serving Drexel by Alumni Entrepreneurs
Triangle - Drexel University, PA,Friday, March 9, 2018
...For the Goldsteins, it is particularly meaningful that the Torah is being dedicated by two recent students who were extremely active with Chabad. “Yakir and Rafael were like family during their time at Drexel and it is heartening to see them demonstrate their commitment to the future of Jewish life on campus by donating a Torah scroll which is the very core of Judaism,” said Moussia…
      Chabad Serving Drexel University - Rohr Jewish Student Center–Philadelphia, PA
First Jewish University To Open In Russia
JTA,Friday, March 9, 2018
The Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia is opening what it is calling Russia’s first Jewish university. Modeled after Yeshiva University in the United States, The Jewish University of Moscow is a private institution with a student body of 200 whose budget comes mostly from donors and the Federation, dean Alexander Lebedev told JTA earlier this week. It will open next month.
      Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia–Moscow, Russia
Friendship Circle Event Raises Awareness For People With Special Needs
Miami Herald - FL,Thursday, March 8, 2018
We all need more joy and friendship in our lives. This is especially true for people with special needs who often feel unfairly left out of everyday activities. You can help out this community when the Friendship Circle of Miami hosts its annual Walking 4 Friendship 3K Walk and Community Carnival starting with registration at 9 a.m. March 18..
      Chabad Center of Kendall & Pinecrest–Miami, FL
Dining Hall Will Offer Kosher Meals
Daily Trojan - USC,Thursday, March 8, 2018
...From the moment he arrived on campus, Shayan Kohanteb, a freshman studying business administration and an Orthodox Jewish student, noticed a lack of food he could eat in the dining halls. Since then, he’s been working with others to get kosher options in USC dining halls. Kohanteb, now an Undergraduate Student Government senator-elect, said Varun Soni, the dean of religious life, and Rabbi Dov Wagner from the Chabad Jewish Student Center, have helped him greatly in this process…
      Chabad Jewish Student Center at USC–Los Angeles, CA
Take a Visit Inside Atlanta’s Friendship Circle
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Thursday, March 8, 2018
... Most programs are free to participants, for whom having friends is life-changing. I know because my son Sammy has been involved with Friendship Circle since he was 3 years old. Sammy loves the birthday parties, but his participation in the Friends@Home program is special to our whole family. In this program, two teen volunteers come to play with Sammy every Sunday. I’d like to share a glimpse into our @home circle…
      Friendship Circle of Atlanta–Atlanta, GA
Gov. Wolf Makes Penn Chabad Purim Visit
Jewish Exponent - PA,Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Both Jewish and non-Jewish students munched on hamantaschen and rattled groggers while listening to the story of Esther from the Megillah. A guest appearance by Gov. Tom Wolf brought more than 100 students from across campus to the Lubavitch House at the University of Pennsylvania on March 1 during Purim. The event began with a reading of the Megillah, followed by a schmoozing break, before Wolf arrived. He spoke about political engagement, and answered students’ questions about bipartisan cooperation and gerrymandering…
      Lubavitch House @ University of Pennsylvania–Philadelphia, PA
From Bahrain to Puerto Rico, Online School Offers Jewish Lifeline for Kids
Jewish Voice - NY,Wednesday, March 7, 2018
...Leah Silva, 9, of Winnemucca, Nevada, is homeschooled together with her brother, and attends Jewish Online Hebrew School every Sunday. “We’re the only kids in Winnemucca who go to JOS, because we’re the only Jewish kids! I enjoy learning about the holidays and teaching my brother some of the letters.” “I’ve been in the Jewish Online School since kindergarten,” said Noah Clarke, 11, of Annapolis, Md. “The teachers tell us stories that you don’t hear anywhere else and play games with us. I know how to read better and I can learn the parshah (weekly Torahportion) faster.”…
      The Shluchim Office–Brooklyn, NY
      Chabad Lubavitch of Puerto Rico–Carolina, PR
Jewish Federation to Gauge Community in New Study
Jewish Exponent - PA,Wednesday, March 7, 2018
...A lot has changed in the decade since the last study: The whole idea of Jewish identity is not the same as it used to be, Laver said. “You may have someone who affiliates through Chabad and also through a local synagogue, or goes into the Old City Jewish Arts Center, or is just as connected through PJ Library. These artificial boundaries that gave comfort in the past, it’s much more difficult to find who is a Jew and how one expresses their Jewish identity. That’s what we’ll be seeing more of now.”
Chabad Of Rock Hill Teens Attend Retreat In NYC
Times Herald-Record - Orange County, NY,Tuesday, March 6, 2018
A group of teens from Chabad Of Rock Hill participated in The International CTeen Shabbaton Feb. 23-25. The Shabbaton is a weekend retreat held on the Sabbath for Jewish teens around the world. This year, the social club met in New York City…
      Chabad of Rock Hill–Rock Hill, NY
Local Woman of the Year
J-Wire,Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Laya Slavin, co-founder of Our Big Kitchen (OBK), has been selected as ‘Vaucluse Local Woman of the Year’ by the NSW Parliament. Located in Bondi, Our Big Kitchen is a kosher community kitchen in which meals are prepared for those in need. In 2017 over 70000 meals were cooked in the kitchen and distributed across Sydney. Slavin and her husband, Rabbi Doctor Dovid Slavin, founded the kitchen in February 2005 and it has been active ever since…
Celebrity Chef, Kosher Baker Will Be Sharing Passover Recipes, Food
Brentwood Home Page - TN,Monday, March 5, 2018
Chabad of Nashville is hosting celebrity chef Paula Shoyer, who will be sharing her healthy spin on classic Seder favorites. This cookbook author, will be demonstrating tips and tricks along with recipes of her favorite dishes. And the event includes eating what she’s made! The event will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at Chabad of Nashville…
      Chabad of Nashville–Nashville, TN
Purim Across Australia’s Small Communities
J-Wire,Monday, March 5, 2018
Dotted across the vast continent of Australia are little cities, each with its own stunning landscape, and small Jewish community as well. Some of these communities can be made up of 70 Jews, others 5 or even 1. Chabad of RARA has made it their mission to reach every last Jew in Australia, connecting them with their heritage. Purim saw RARA coordinate events in twelve of the bigger cities, some of them celebrating Purim for the first time ever…
      Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia–Caulfield North, VIC Australia
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