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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 Of OC Serves Community Virtually
Times Herald-Record - Orange County, NY,Thursday, April 2, 2020
...Chabad has made many classes and services virtual, so the community can ‘attend’ from the comfort and safety of their own homes. Hebrew School, classes, some synagogue services and even a CTeen game night have been live-streamed with households participating ‘together.’ “While our doors may be closed, our lines are open,” said Chana Burston. “If you need to talk, have a question, or need assistance, you can always reach out to us by phone, email or social media.” The Chabad Cares Committee is also available to support anyone in need of company via the phone. Don’t hesitate to reach out..
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Orange County–Chester, NY
Chabad Mega-Seders Give Way To Personal Aid
Jewish Star - Long Island, NY,Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Last Passover, Chabad-Lubavitch of Thailand oversaw Passover seders for more than 5,000 across the tropical Southeast Asian nation — 22 seders held in five cities, from Bangkok’s five seders to a mega-seder in Koh Samui — popular with young Israeli backpackers flexing their newfound independence after their army service, as well as holiday-makers from the world over…
From Matzah Deliveries To Taking Seders Online, Uk Jews Adjust To Lockdown
Jewish News - UK,Wednesday, April 1, 2020
...Chabad Lubavitch UK is to deliver 4,000 seder kits, which include instructions, plates and food items,”will be crucial for people who otherwise likely wouldn’t have a seder,” according to its chief executive Rabbi Bentzi Sudak. “No one should have to choose between their safety and having a seder. For those in isolation or quarantine who have never conducted a seder on their own, the included guide and seder supplies will make that possible,” he adds…
      Chabad Lubavitch UK Hdqts.–London, England
As Jews Prepare For Passover, Lubavitch Of Wisconsin Offers Do-it-at-Home Resources
WITI-TV - Milwaukee, WI,Tuesday, March 31, 2020
...“We re-experience that spirit of freedom, and this applies to this year, in particular, when there is so much restrictions and if you will, darkness. You just don’t see the end of it. Nevertheless, not to buckle, to be able to stand up for what you are and not to forget who you are and what you have. That’s the message of Passover this year," said Shmotkin. Masks and gloves are a part of each step of the process. The kits are then delivered with no contact.
      Lubavitch of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, WI
"Seder-to-go" Kits Available In Arlington Heights
Daily Herald - Chicago, IL,Monday, March 30, 2020
As Jewish community members prepare to celebrate Passover at home while practicing social distancing, the Chabad Jewish Center of Arlington Heights will offer "Seder-to-Go" kits. The Jewish center has partnered with Skokie-based Zelda's Catering to supply families with their Seder needs…
      Chabad Jewish Center of Arlington Heights–Arlington Heights, IL
Torah Dedication In Memory Of Kazens’ 57-year Tenure
Cleveland Jewish News - OH,Monday, March 30, 2020
…Yossi Marozov, executive director of the Friendship Circle of Cleveland in Pepper Pike, both a great-nephew and the husband of their granddaughter, Estie Marozov, spoke for the family. He also leads Semach Sedek Shul on South Green Road in South Euclid. “The greatest marketing campaign of all time, modern marketing campaign, is Nike,” he said. “And they said three words just do it. And that is what Rabbi and Rebbetzin Kazen were all about it: Just do it. it was the constant theme.”…
      Congregation Tzemach Tzedek–Cleveland Heights, OH
      Chabad House of Greater Cleveland–Cleveland, OH
Online Judaism: A Parents’ Guide To Engaging Jewishly In The Time Of Corona
JNS,Monday, March 30, 2020
...Chabad is offering videos, activities and learning opportunities for youngsters on https://chabad.org/kids, as well as the Online Hebrew Academy, geared to help Hebrew and day schools teaching a wide variety of Jewish children, especially now. Check out: outreach@jewishonlineschool.com…
      The Shluchim Office–Brooklyn, NY
      Center for Jewish Life St. Johns County–St. Johns, FL
Local Bar Mitzvah Celebrated Online Because Of Social Distancing Due To COVID-19
Independent Florida Alligator - University of Florida,Monday, March 30, 2020
...Even though he couldn’t complete the ceremony in-person with friends, he said he felt accomplished and happy that they were able to tune in. “It lifted my spirits when I heard that you guys all would come,” he said. The stream ended at 8:30 p.m. and his father’s final request was that viewers stand up and dance. Realizing he forgot one final detail, Shmueli signed off with a hearty “Go Gators!”…
      Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student Center–Gainesville, FL
West Island Rabbi Turns To Tech To Ensure Son's Bar Mitzvah Goes On
Montreal Gazette - QC, Canada,Saturday, March 28, 2020
...Instead, 13-year-old Menachem Mendel won’t be called to the Torah, as originally scheduled, this Saturday. Instead of a morning service inside the gym at Westpark Elementary School followed by a luncheon, festivities will occur in cyberspace. A virtual bar mitzvah will be held at 9 p.m. after the sun goes down and the Sabbath officially ends. The Jewish coming of age ritual will be streamed via a Zoom meeting and broadcast live on YouTube…
      Chabad of Dollard–Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC Canada
Colel Chabad Aids Those Most At-risk In Israel Ahead Of Passover Holiday
JNS,Friday, March 27, 2020
...In partnership with nonprofit Keren LeYedidut, home food deliveries to the elderly, which includes dry goods, matzah and produce, have increased from 2,700 deliveries to 7,000. Colel Chabad will distribute food stamps to an additional 30,000 families living below the poverty line, as approved by Israel’s Ministry of Welfare, in order to provide security for Israel’s most at-risk population during the global fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic…
      Colel Chabad–Jerusalem, Israel
Chabad Of Peoria Offers Seder To Go Meals For Passover
WMBD-TV - Peoria, IL,Friday, March 27, 2020
...Rabbi Langsam, the executive director for the Chabad Jewish Center of Peoria and Bradley University, says despite this year’s restrictions, they’re still encouraging people to celebrate. “Although we are isolated in our own homes, we are still supposed to celebrate the holiday in a joyful way. And thank god that we can actually celebrate the holiday,” said Rabbi Langsam. The deadline to place an order for a Seder to go meal is Tuesday, March 31. Orders can be placed online.
      Chabad Jewish Center–Peoria, IL
Remarkable history of Holocaust Torah at Chabad of La Costa
S. Diego Jewish World - CA,Thursday, March 26, 2020
Don Harrison, publisher of San Diego Jewish World, put out a request for a picture of our favorite Judaica item. I immediately knew what item I would pose in front of for my picture. I asked Don for the honor of sharing the story of Chabad at La Costa’s Holocaust Torah, which he graciously granted. Following is that story…
      Chabad at La Costa–Carlsbad, CA
Chabad of Loudoun Launches Support Community Program
Loudoun Now - Leesburg, VA,Thursday, March 26, 2020
Chabad of Loudoun County has mounted a proactive effort to support the community. Volunteers are available to deliver essential food and supplies to anyone who does not feel safe or cannot leave their home. The congregation is building a list of senior citizens or immunocompromised residents who may need assistance as well as a list of residents seeking to volunteer their services...
      Chabad of Loudoun County–Loudoun County, VA
Passover In Champaign-Urbana: Where To Shop And Where To Find A Seder … Even In The Time Of Covid-19
Chambanamoms.com,Thursday, March 26, 2020
...Chabad at University of Illinois hopes to empower everyone to make their own Seder. It has partnered with a Chicago caterer to create a Seder in a Box, a to-go seder. Orders can be picked up in Champaign;…
      Chabad at University of Illinois and Champaign-Urbana–Champaign, IL
Jewish Ritual Life in Philly Adapts to Coronavirus
Jewish Exponent - PA,Thursday, March 26, 2020
...The desire to keep lines of communication open is what drove Moussia Goldstein, co-director of Drexel University’s Chabad, to pack dozens of Shabbat to-go boxes last week. Complete with soup, chicken, sides and “special insights to make the meal more meaningful,” the boxes were for students who remained on campus even though the remainder of the academic year has gone virtual…
      Chabad Serving Drexel University - Rohr Jewish Student Center–Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning, Food Parcels And Dressing Up: Italian Jews Find Ways To Adapt
Jewish Chronicle - UK,Thursday, March 26, 2020
...The upcoming Seder will be an emergency one in Italy and Yosef Labi, the Rabbi of Verona, has been working on what he calls an “essential guide to the festivity”, which will cover various aspects from the Seder itself to the cleaning process. Although “not particularly technologically minded”, Rabbi Labi is determined to make full use of the web and social media. His message for all Italian Jews? “We need Teshuvah, tefillah and tzedakah”...
      Chabad of Verona & Vicenza–Verona, Italy
Home Away From Home’: Campus Religious Organizations Connect Through Virtual Programming
Student Life - Washington University in S. Louis,Wednesday, March 25, 2020
...Chabad’s online programming has so far included a livestreamined challah bake and workshops such as “How You Can Make a Difference in Your Community During Coronavirus,” led by juniors Alli Hollender and Daniel Peters, who are currently organizing volunteers in their hometowns to help with tasks such as grocery shopping for elderly people. Peters expressed the importance of maintaining the strength of the Chabad community during this time of separation…
      Chabad on Campus serving Washington U. in St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
Passover Seder-to-Go for Shelter-in-Place
Winnetka-Glencoe Patch - IL,Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Last minute plans have you home for Passover? Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois and its 50 centers throughout Illinois are making "Seder in a Box" available to the home-bound. This will also be available through Chabad of Glencoe. Together with complimentary hand baked shmurah matzah…
      Chabad of Glencoe–Glencoe, IL
Reaching Out to Seniors Isolated and Frightened by Coronavirus
Jewish Voice - NY,Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The 19th district, or “arrondissement” of Paris, France, is home to a bustling Jewish community, dubbed by some as “Petit Jerusalem.” It is also home to four retirement facilities with a proportionally large number of elderly Jewish residents. That gives Rabbi Yaakov Zerbib, who directs senior programming for Beth Chabad-Lubavitch of Paris, under the leadership of Rabbi Levi Azimov, much work to do on any given day. Not limited to the city’s Jewish corner, Zerbib is in contact with more than 400 senior homes throughout the country, regularly sending them communications for holidays and arranging personal visitations through the vast network of Chabad emissaries in France…
Thousands Of Binghamton Students And Alumni Join Virtually For Shabbat Dinner
JNS,Tuesday, March 24, 2020
...“A program like this can only succeed where there is a well-established Jewish infrastructure and a vibrant and dedicated core of Jewish students,” said Rabbi Levi Slonim, Chabad development and program director, “otherwise you can’t even consider attracting this amount of students. It’s a real tribute to our student leadership and organizing committees.”…
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
2020 Could Be The Year Of The 'Seder In A Box'
WBBM-AM - Chicago, IL,Tuesday, March 24, 2020
...So Rabbi Meir Moscowitz, regional director of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois, says they’ve come up with a plan. “Chabad of Illinois created ‘Seder in a Box,’ which provides everything you need for the seder: The seder plate, the handmade shmurah matzah, the seder dinner, the grape juice, the Haggadah that we read that evening.” Rabbi Moscowitz says phones have been ringing non-stop…
      Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois–Chicago, IL
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