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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.

Jewish Congregation Takes Food Distribution To The Streets Of Tampa
WFTS-TV - Tampa, FL,Friday, July 31, 2020
...Thanks to donations from Simply Fresh and Farmers to Families the Chabad Chai of South Tampa has been able to consistently conduct the food distribution every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. “This isn’t only for the Jewish community this is for everyone in the greater Tampa area in the entire city, we are all in this together,” said Menachem Rappaport, a member of Chabad Chai of South Tampa…
      Chabad Chai - South Tampa–Tampa, FL
Pop-Up Pennsylvania Camp a Lifeline for New York Kids & Parents
Jewish Voice - NY,Wednesday, July 29, 2020
...“Over two sessions, we are hosting close to 1,000 kids,” reported Langsam. Students from Oholei Torah’s post-high school learning program are serving as camp staff. The fact that the school is running the camp actually made it more appealing to the Bell family. As Faigy Bell said, “I was absolutely thrilled because this isn’t just some random organization opening up a camp. It’s our school; it’s where we send our children.”…
Video - Chabad Steps Up To Provide Summer Camps For Hospitalized Kids
Arutz Sheva,Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Rabbi Tzemach Menachem Mendel Lieberman speaks with ILTV about program providing hospitalized kids with summer camps.
      Chabad Lubavitch of Ashkelon–Ashkelon, Israel
Food Distributions in Alachua County
WCJB-TV - Gainesville, FL,Tuesday, July 28, 2020
...On Thursday, the Lubavitch-Chabad Center in Gainesville will also be hosting food give-away from 3 pm to 6 pm. Everyone is welcome to drive-up and go home with as much food as they need while supplies last.
      Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student Center–Gainesville, FL
Ald. Hairston, Chabad Set Mask Giveaway
Hyde Park Herald - Chicago, IL,Monday, July 27, 2020
The Rohr Chabad Jewish Center at the University of Chicago is teaming up with 5th ward Alderman Leslie Hairston to distribute masks on July 31. Baila Brackman from Chabad at the University of Chicago said, “In times like this we all have to support one another, be there for one another in the community, we want to help save lives and help encourage one another to do what’s right.”…
      Rohr Chabad at the University of Chicago and Hyde Park–Chicago, IL
Fruit And Vegetable Giveaway Thursday
Gainesville Sun - FL,Monday, July 27, 2020
Leaders from Lubavitch-Chabad Jewish Student & Community Center are once again holding a free food distribution on Thursday while supplies last...
      Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student Center–Gainesville, FL
Chabad Supports Local Residents Sheltering In Place
Morgan Hill Times - CA,Monday, July 27, 2020
...At first, recipients included residents in need known to Chabad South County Jewish Center staff and program organizers, Liberow said. It has since grown in availability to the “entire community” and anyone who requests a care package will receive one. “Social isolation is really challenging,” said Liberow’s wife and Chabad co-director Chani. “People were so grateful for the love that went into it. The packages were a reminder that the community is thinking of them.”…
      Chabad of Morgan Hill & North S. Jose–Morgan Hill, CA
Chabad of Coral Springs Adds Delivery Option To Community Food Drive
Coral Springs Talk - FL,Sunday, July 26, 2020
...“We will be distributing 3,000 boxes of food,” Rabbi Avraham Friedman said. “We are adding deliveries to seniors and the frail that can’t leave their home.” The various vegetables and salads are being provided by Simply Fresh…
      Chabad of Coral Springs–Coral Springs, FL
Chabad Of Yonkers Hosts Drive Thru BBQ
Yonkers Times - NY,Sunday, July 26, 2020
...Adapting and rising to the need, Rabbi Hurwitz literally served the community and celebrated his 37th Birthday on Sunday, July 19th, with a Grand BBQ celebration, delivering an extensive menu of kosher hot dogs and hamburgers in buns, French fries, watermelon, cotton candy, a bottle of water, and birthday cake for dessert, to the more than 100 people in more than 40 cars to people driving in and through the synagogue’s driveway, for three hours on Sunday, July 19th…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Yonkers–Yonkers, NY
Zoning Approved for KSU ‘Jewish Home’
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Friday, July 24, 2020
A special land use permit was issued last month for a planned Center for Jewish Life at Kennesaw State University three years after the property was purchased and two years after the zoning process began. Now Chabad of Kennesaw is one step closer to breaking ground on its new home. “This is a very exciting time for our community,” said Rabbi Zalman Charytan, who heads the Chabad with his wife Nechami. “The larger space will foster the continued growth of our Jewish student community.”…
      Kennesaw Chabad Jewish Center–Kennesaw, GA
Chabad Young Philly Releases Shabbat Cookbook
Jewish Exponent - PA,Thursday, July 23, 2020
...The book has been a form of community outreach now that the pandemic has put a pause on her Shabbat dinners, which could host as many as 100 guests. “We really wish we could be there for the community,” Grodnitzky said. “We give out challah and chicken soup on Fridays often, but we can’t provide the full Friday-night experience. It really is divine providence that now we have this book that people can use in their homes to make their favorite recipes and go through Friday night step by step.” Many Chabad Young Philly members are excited to get their hands on a copy…
      Chabad House for Students –Philadelphia, PA
What Do You Get When You Cross A Rapper With A Rabbi?
Boulder Jewish News - CO,Thursday, July 23, 2020
...When secular teens see Rabbi Motte in his Chasidic clothing, he says, “There is a huge gap in their minds between their worlds and mine. But, as soon as I start rapping or I give them an album, it breaks down the barriers and creates a really nice point for connection, especially when they know that I was on their side of the spectrum. I know the challenges of being a secular teen so they can relate to me that way.” And, frum teens relate to him as well. It was after working as a counselor in the camp he directs that Devorah Scheiner encouraged her parents to offer this event…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Delaware–Wilmington, DE
      Boulder County Center for Judaism–Boulder, CO
Why The Tzemach Tzedek Told His Son To Beware Of Dairy
Jerusalem Post,Thursday, July 23, 2020
...Concerned about his son’s health, the Tzemach Tzedek counseled his son not to observe this tradition, explaining “that at this time there is a great Torah prohibition to be stringent in this matter, because it is known that dairy products are dangerous – Heaven forfend – as far as the plague, may it not be upon us.” The Tzemach Tzedek was calling for a departure from time-honoured Jewish practice: “Therefore you should eat meat. And this is even if the plague has subsided in your region.”…
Bellaire Rabbi Takes Road Trip To Bring Son To Camp, Honor Father’s Memory
Jewish Herald Voice - Houston, TX,Thursday, July 23, 2020
Shul of Bellaire Rabbi Yossi Zaklikofsky didn’t expect his summer vacation to include eating kosher Chinese food at a Memphis, Tenn., JCC, or dancing on top of a minivan in Louisville, Ky., but there was no shortage of memories after returning from a nine-day, 3,200-mile road trip. Rabbi Zaklikofsky, along with his wife, Esty, and four of their six children, headed north earlier this month with two main goals: Get their son, Mendel, to summer camp in Michigan and continue to honor Rabbi Zaklikofsky’s father’s memory by saying Kaddish with a minyan twice a day…
      The Shul of Bellaire–Bellaire, TX
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