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.

Raymond Perelman Dies At 101
Jewish Exponent - PA,Wednesday, January 16, 2019
...“Raymond Perelman is an individual, in my humble opinion, that symbolized and reflected a very important part of the period of prior to, and during and after, the Holocaust,” said Rabbi Avraham Shemtov. Shemtov, a leader in the worldwide Chabad movement for decades, is a close friend and confidante of Ronald Perelman. “I was there yesterday,” the rabbi said, “just before he passed, and I looked at him, and I saw in him a reflection of a very important part of our history, of Jews in America. And that’s how we saw him off, just now in the funeral.”
      Lubavitcher Center–Philadelphia, PA
Millennial Mogul Takes on Apartment Development
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Wednesday, January 16, 2019
... I’m involved through my weekly studies with Rabbi Schusterman (Chabad Intown). I enjoyed consulting a bit on the construction of their BeltLine facility. Typical of some young adults in my generation, organized religion can be complicated; I am interested in better understanding and pursuing my connection. As part of that, tikkun olam is a priority. I am involved with the Friendship Circle…
      Chabad Intown–Atlanta, GA
      Friendship Circle of Atlanta–Atlanta, GA
Chabad Plans Tu B’Shevat Program For Kids
Pinellas Jewish Press - FL,Friday, January 11, 2019
Chabad of Pinellas County and the Chabad Jewish Center of St. Petersburg will each host a new educational program for kids on Sunday, Jan. 20 centered on the holiday known as the Jewish New Year for Trees – Tu B’Shevat. Called Goodness Grows, the program is a one-day event that will teach children about their physical and spiritual responsibility to the world around us. The program will begin with a discussion about Tu B’Shevat and how everyone should treat the world and everything in it with respect…
      Chabad of Pinellas County–Palm Harbor, FL
      Chabad Jewish Center–St. Petersburg, FL
Boca Beach Chabad Announces The Women of Valor Brunch
Boca Raton Tribune - FL,Friday, January 11, 2019
Boca Beach Chabad will hold the first annual Women of Valor Brunch on Sunday, January 20th at 11:00 am at the WaterstoneResort, 999 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, 33432. Keynote speaker – Judge Rachel Freier was dubbed by the New York Times as the ‘Chassidic Superwoman’…
      Chabad of East Boca Raton–Boca Raton, FL
Historic Vilna Congregation Closes for Renovations
Jewish Exponent - PA,Thursday, January 10, 2019
...Chani Baram, Schmidt’s daughter who grew up with Vilna, attributes the openness, at least partially, to the fact that she has three brothers with special needs. Their family wasn’t the most conventional, Baram said, which helped give Vilna its atmosphere. “Services there are very special,” said Baram, who is a co-founder of the Philly Friendship Circle. “It reminds me a lot of the experience of being in Israel, where just something very magical about when Shabbat comes in. … That feels like, to me, Vilna. There’s just some special energy.”…
      Lubavitch House of Philadelphia–Philadelphia, PA
Among a Handful of Dual-Organ Donors, NJ Rabbi Saves a Man’s Life
Jewish Voice - NY,Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Adam Levitz, a 44-year-old married father of three, was in liver failure. Things were getting worse and he knew it. On Dec. 20, he received a new liver and a new lease on life. His donor, Chabad Rabbi Ephraim Simon, is one of only a handful of individuals to have ever donated both a kidney and a liver, a procedure most hospitals won’t even allow…
Lake Success Chabad Spreads Holiday Cheer
Great Neck Record - Long Island, NY,Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Families from all over Great Neck displayed unity as they participated in a holiday toy drive organized by Rabbi Dovid and Chumy Ezagui of Lake Success Chabad and JLE Hebrew School. More than 100 toys were collected and then distributed to families in need as well as to children in the pediatric ward of North Shore University Hospital…
      Chabad of Lake Success & University Gardens–Great Neck, NY
People Struggling With Infertility Have New Support Group
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - AZ,Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Infertility can take an emotional toll, but a new organization, Fruitful, aims to provide support for women and couples in the Valley who are struggling to conceive a child. “Our goal is to be there mainly for emotional support,” said Chani Levertov, co-founder of Fruitful. “Even though we’re a Jewish organization, we’re open to everyone who needs support and we offer programs for individuals and couples.”…
      Chabad of Downtown–Phoenix, AZ
100-Plus Jewish Ladies To Gather In Solano County
Vallejo Times Herald - CA,Tuesday, January 8, 2019
More than 100 Jewish women are expected to gather for a Women’s Retreat for the Spa Soul in Vacaville on Sunday. It is believed to be a first for Solano County and only the second time in Northern California, organizers said. The event is planned for most of the day at Vacaville’s Chabad Center for Jewish Life…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Solano County–Vacaville, CA
WWII Spy Brings Sask. Audiences Daring Tales And A Warning On The Rise Of Populism
CBC,Tuesday, January 8, 2019
...She said it's important for her to travel and speak, to share memories of the rise of anti-Semitism, populism and the toppling of Nazi Germany. "Populism is extremely dangerous, how quickly things can change," she said, adding she sees populism on the rise in the U.S. and Europe. "It's important to remind people what happened, not so long ago." Cohn's talk Behind Enemy Lines is hosted by the Chabad Jewish Centre of Regina. Cohn takes the stage tonight at Connexus Arts Centre in Regina and will be at TCU Place in Saskatoon Thursday.
      Chabad Lubavitch of Regina–Regina, SK Canada
An Attack On All Of Us
Ventura County Star - CA,Monday, January 7, 2019
On behalf of the Chabad centers of Ventura County, we would like to express our solidarity with the congregation of Temple Beth Torah in Ventura. The recent act of vandalism is disturbing and serves as a reminder that the virus of anti-Semitism is still active and virulent. We share in their pain, their sense of being violated and their moral outrage. At the same time, it is important to point out that this cowardly hate crime in no way reflects the true nature of our Ventura community…
      Chabad of Ventura –Ventura, CA
      Chabad of Camarillo–Camarillo, CA
      Chabad of Oxnard–Oxnard, CA
      Chabad of Ojai–Ojai, CA
Where to Eat this Week: Kosher Deli Night at Café Chabad
Dayton Daily News - OH,Monday, January 7, 2019
If there's one thing Dayton could use a little bit more of it is a good deli. We have a few, but for that incredible NYC Jewish deli experience you have to leave town. For one night this January, Chabad of Greater Dayton aims to change all of that…
      Chabad of Greater Dayton–Dayton, OH
A Revolution For Jewish Women: Technology Meets Halacha
Jewish Press,Sunday, January 6, 2019
Rabbi Fishel Jacobs of Kfar Chabad in Israel believes the Jewish world is experiencing a “family purity revolution.” He should know. Since 1998, Rabbi Jacobs has published five books on the laws of family purity. Today, he serves as a halachic advisor to four different websites, all designed to help women keep the mitzvah more accurately. “The landscape is changing,” he told The Jewish Press…
Palm Beach Religion Briefs: Chabad House Holds First Inclusion Torah Ceremony
Palm Beach Daily News - FL,Saturday, January 5, 2019
Chabad House of Northern Palm Beach Island hosted its first Inclusion Torah ceremony on Dec. 23 with about 200 people in attendance. The chabad’s sefer torah, or handwritten copy of the torah, is part of the chabad’s Inclusion Project, which is presented in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Friedman Commission for Jewish Education. The torah, only 8 inches tall and written on lightweight paper, was purposefully made so that anyone could lift it…
      Chabad of N Palm Beach Island–Palm Beach, FL
Dying Woodbury Man Gets Liver - And New Life - From NJ Rabbi
Newsday - Long Island, NY,Saturday, January 5, 2019
...Rabbi Tuvia Teldon, head of the Chabad movement on Long Island and a friend of Simon’s, said doing a mitzvah, or good deed, does not require a person “to give up your lung, give up your organs. ... That you are able to translate a mitzvah into such a high calling is, I think, very rare amongst human beings. It’s a real act of pure unadulterated kindness. It’s just an amazing thing to do. I think he literally saved a life.”…
      Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County–Teaneck, NJ
      Lubavitch of Long Island–Commack, NY
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