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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.

A Small Jewish Community Hangs On, With Pride, In Mumbai
Jewish Week - NY,Monday, August 12, 2019
...It was a surreal experience to spend Shabbat at Chabad 10 years after the terrorist attacks there killed six people, including its directors Rabbi Gabi and Rivkie Holtzberg. A modern building has replaced the old Nariman House, but a wall in the sanctuary has been left untouched, pockmarked with bullet holes — a chilling contrast to the lively prayers happening steps away. Having attended the Holtzbergs’ funeral in Israel in 2008, it felt comforting, almost like coming full circle, to see the activity in the building…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mumbai–Mumbai, Maharashtra India
German Foreign Minister Visits Berlin Synagogue To Show Support Following Anti-Semitic Attack
JNS,Monday, August 12, 2019
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas paid a special visit to a Chabad synagogue in Berlin over the weekend to show support for the county’s Jewish community, two weeks after the city’s rabbi was attacked. Wearing a kippah, Maas, who is considered an Israel ally, said, “Anti-Semitism did not creep in here overnight, but it has become more vocal and aggressive. If Jewish women and men are worried about displaying their Jewishness in public—it is a disgrace to the state.”…
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
Holocaust Survivor To Speak At Willamette University
Salem Reporter - OR,Saturday, August 10, 2019
...Perlstein said there’s a need for continued education about the holocaust, especially for lesser known aspects like the experiments. “It’s going away and they’re dying out unfortunately,” he said of survivors, “The world is easy to forget the horrors over 70 years ago.”…
      Chabad Center for Jewish Life–Salem, OR
Video - Rabbi's Effort to Save Scrolls in Burning East Bay Synagogue Nearly Gets Him Arrested
KPIX-TV - S. Francisco, CA,Friday, August 9, 2019
A rabbi's effort to save valuables from a fire at Chabad of the Tri Valley near Hopyard Road in Pleasanton nearly got him arrested. Wilson Walker reports
      Chabad of the Tri - Valley–Pleasanton, CA
Historic Synagogue Overrun By Squatters Returned To Buenos Aires Jewish Community
JTA,Thursday, August 8, 2019
...City police and security cleared the building of squatters this week following orders from the Justice Ministry and a lawsuit filed by a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi working in the La Boca area. The rabbi, Shneor “Uri” Mizrahi, had worked to empty the synagogue without a fight by talking with the squatters in an attempt to convince them to vacate…
      Beit Jabad Barracas–Capital Federal, Buenos Aires Argentina
Twenty-Five Years Later: Three New Books Introduce The Lubavitcher Rebbe To A New Generation
JNS,Wednesday, August 7, 2019
...The author further explores the Rebbe’s ideal of “reciprocity,” in which every one of the world’s citizens is both a giver and receiver in a myriad of ways. He writes that the Rebbe’s regular distribution of dollars, beginning in 1986, was designed for passing on that gift to someone in need: “The recipient was transformed into a giver.”…
      Jewish Educational Media–Brooklyn, NY
Holocaust Survivor Jona Laks To Share Her Story
Jackson Hole News & Guide - WY,Wednesday, August 7, 2019
...After a handful of calls and Google searches in English and Hebrew, Mendelsohn found Laks, who is 89, and convinced her to come to Jackson to share her story. She is set to do so Thursday at an event organized by the Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Wyoming–Jackson, WY
Husband Of Poway Synagogue Shooting Victim Speaks About Peace
KGTV-TV - S. Diego, CA,Tuesday, August 6, 2019
...At Monday’s event, dozens gathered to hear his message about remaining spiritual and living by good morals. “We have to take the high road in life,” Kaye said. “Giving a little to charity, doing a good deed is my way of preventing bad things from happening.”…
      Chabad of Poway–Poway, CA
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Mesa–Mesa, AZ
‘Roving Rabbis’ Visit St. Charles County
Post-Dispatch - S. Louis, MO,Tuesday, August 6, 2019
...Throughout their three-week visit, Nussbaum and Pearson reached out to members of the Jewish community in the region — typically in one-on-one home visitations — schmoozing, teaching and connecting as they seek to reinvigorate Jewish connections. According to a 2014 demographic study sponsored by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, an estimated 5,800 of the region’s 61,000 Jews live in St. Charles County…
      Chabad of Greater St. Louis–St. Louis, MO
      Jewish Community Center - Chabad of Aspen–Aspen, CO
Reward Offered For Information About Fires At Jewish Centers
AP,Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The FBI has announced that a reward of up to $20,000 is being offered for information leading to whoever started three fires at two Jewish centers in suburban Boston. Law enforcement on Tuesday released new surveillance images and video of a possible suspect in the fires in May at Chabad Centers in Arlington and Needham…
      Chabad Jewish Center–Needham, MA
      Center For Jewish Life of Arlington - Belmont–Arlington, MA
The Only Functioning Synagogue In Lithuania’s Capital Shuts Down
JTA,Tuesday, August 6, 2019
...The Choral Synagogue has been at the center of several controversies and fights between Kukliansky’s community and the Chabad-Lubavitch emissary to the country, Rabbi Sholem Ber Krinsky, and his congregants.
Rabbi And 2 Sons Spit On And Verbally Attacked In Munich
JTA,Tuesday, August 6, 2019
...The attack comes a week after a Berlin rabbi was verbally abused and spit on. Yehuda Teichtal, a Berlin community rabbi and president of Chabad Lubavitch in the German capital, was with one of his young children when the attack took place. On Sunday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Teichtal in his home to offer his support…
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
FBI Offers Up To $20K For Leads To Arrest Of Arsonist Of Three Boston-Area Chabads
JNS,Tuesday, August 6, 2019
...“Two families who shared not only their religious faith but the expectation of feeling safe in their own homes were visited by menacing intentions,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, special agent in charge of the FBI Boston Division. “Although surveillance video has given us a promising start to this investigation, it will be the public’s eyes that help us bring justice home to them. So if you recognize the individual in these videos, please contact us immediately.”
      Chabad Jewish Center–Needham, MA
      Center For Jewish Life of Arlington - Belmont–Arlington, MA
It’s Kosher! Rabbis Deliver Food To Hungry Passengers Diverted To Cleveland
Cleveland Jewish News - OH,Monday, August 5, 2019
...Eleff was planning to attend a council meeting at Waxman Chabad Center in Beachwood, where he attends synagogue. He decided to reach out to see if anyone on his Twitter feed knew passengers on the flight. “One person had a nephew on the plane he couldn’t reach,” Eleff said. “Another person said their mom was on the plane. Another had a cousin on the flight. So I got through to several people who were on this flight. I messaged them.”…
German President Visits Home Of Attacked Rabbi
Arutz Sheva,Monday, August 5, 2019
In a rare and unusual gesture, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday arrived on a personal visit to the home of the Chief Rabbi of Berlin, Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal, a week after he was attacked by anti-Semites as he walked home from the synagogue. Since word was made public of the incident, during which two men speaking Arabic cursed and spit at the rabbi and his son, he has received numerous phone calls from senior public figures from across the political spectrum in Germany seeking to strengthen him and condemn anti-Semitism…
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
More Than £10,000 Raised In Campaign To Salvage Flood-Damaged Mikveh
Jewish News - UK,Monday, August 5, 2019
...Rabbi Peretz and Rebbetzin Chavi Chein have run Chabad in Cheadle for more than 20 years and this week they said the state-of-the-art mikveh had “become a central point in the local community, with many other rabbis and rebbetzins from across the spectrum using, promoting and hosting events with it”. The damage has meant that the family has had to move out of Chabad House temporarily and the couple were described as “devastated” that the mikveh was flooded, but “determined to get it back up and running as soon as possible”…
      Chabad of Cheadle - Chai Network –Cheadle, England
Be A Friend To Someone With Special Needs With Walk4Friendship
WTMJ-TV - Milwaukee, WI,Sunday, August 4, 2019
...The Wisconsin chapter has expanded their outreach with a Friendship Bakery which connects culinary mentors with adults who live with special needs. They make anything from cookies to wedding cakes. You are invited to help make a difference by walking just one mile Aug. 25 in the Walk4Friendship event…
      Friendship Circle–Fox Point, WI
Chabad Hebrew School Celebrates Students' Accomplishments
Warwick Advertiser - NY,Friday, August 2, 2019
...The students recently celebrated their annual year-end Moving Up and Awards Ceremony attended by many of the Hebrew School’s 70 students and their families. The event was held at the Orange County Sports Club in Florida, thanks to club owner Eric Muhlrad and his staff. “Learning never ends!” exclaimed Rabbi Pesach…
      Chabad-Lubavitch of Orange County–Chester, NY
Friendship Circle To Grow, Adding A North Shore Coffee Shop
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle,Friday, August 2, 2019
...By the end of the calendar year, Levi said he expects to have a new, 6,500 square-foot Friendship Circle complex up and running in the former North Shore Bistro, 8649 N. Port Washington Road in Fox Point. The complex will have three main components – a large kosher coffee shop open to all, an art studio and a huge kitchen. In short, Friendship Circle of Wisconsin, a division of Lubavitch of Wisconsin, is soon to balloon in size and capability…
      Friendship Circle–Fox Point, WI
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