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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 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
Homeschooling Resources for Canceled Religious Schools
Jewish Journal - CA,Sunday, March 22, 2020
... Jewish Kids! is a joint effort of Chabad.org and Tzivos Hashem. Information is sorted into one of the following categories: videos, games, fun stuff, stories (audio and printable), music and holidays. There also are comics, recipes for kids, Torah for kids and crafts, among others. This site is for educating children and allowing them to safely explore topics on the Internet. Jewish Kids is a good resource for beginner and intermediate levels. Hebrew is not included on this site…
Duluth Churches, Synagogues Weigh In On Canceled Services
Duluth News Tribune - MN,Sunday, March 22, 2020
...Passover begins April 8, and people are planning to spend it at home, said Rabbi Mendy Ross, director of Chabad of Duluth. There is no substitution for in-person meetings, he said, but they have canceled programs and gatherings and moved their classes online. “It’s tough. In Judaism, personal interactions are extremely important. You need a quorum of a certain amount of people to do certain prayers. We are limited in certain things, and we’re going to miss out, but it’s important to keep people safe,” Ross said…
Chabad Hebrew Schools Go Online In Response To Coronavirus Outbreak
Jerusalem Post,Friday, March 20, 2020
Chabad-Lubavitch Hebrew schools have gone online to continue providing a Jewish education, even while many are staying at home due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The Chabad Children's Club, created by CKids, is an online Hebrew school featuring songs, skits and quizzes, according to Chabad.org. This week, the program focused on the story of the Exodus. "I kind of found it a little more fun because you could do it at the comfort of where you are, and you didn’t have to get up and go out of the house," said Suzy Venit, 10, after learning with the program with her five-year-old sister, Jenna. Suzy especially liked the scene where Pharaoh had to use Google, according to Chabad.org…
Jewish Students At Binghamton University Celebrate Shabbat Online
WBNG-TV - Binghamton, NY,Friday, March 20, 2020
..."As far as the structure of the event, it's taken on an entirely different dimension. Instead of being able to come together, about 2,000 people together in the Events Center, everyone is on their own," said Rabbi Levi Slonim with the Binghamton Chabad Center. As a result, students are coming together virtually. A pre-Shabbat program, celebrating with music, dancing, prayer, and simply being together, even if it's not in person. "We feel this is needed now more than ever perhaps, because we're living in unprecedented times," said Slonim...
      The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University–Vestal, NY
China Rabbi Says Synagogue Shutdowns Shielded Congregants From Coronavirus
JTA,Friday, March 20, 2020
...Freundlich said the issue is “pikuach nefesh,” Hebrew for a situation where saving a human life supersedes religious rules and practices. “Listen to the poskim, listen to the dayanim and stay home,” he said, using the Hebrew words for makers of religious rules and rabbinical judges…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Beijing–Beijing, China
The Mental Health Crisis On Campuses
Canadian Jewish News,Thursday, March 19, 2020
...Mental health is being taken more seriously at Chabad Lubavitch, according to Rabbi Chalom Loeub of the Chabad Jewish Student Centre of Vancouver who covers the University of British Columbia and several other universities and colleges in Vancouver. Rabbi Loeub says he, too, is noticing more people who need help dealing with mental health issues. He has also received training through a number of Chabad seminars on how to identify those in need…
      Chabad Jewish Student Centre - Vancouver–Vancouver, BC Canada
Shabbat 2020 Goes Virtual Says BU
WBGH-CD - Binghamton, NY,Wednesday, March 18, 2020
... In the face of the Coronavirus, new plans have been drawn up to unite the extended Binghamton community through a virtual program held on line. The program will bring together BU students, alumni, as well as parents and siblings of current and past students. The virtual Pre-Shabbat program is planned to include an interactive component as well musical performances and greetings from notables…
Chabad Of Rego Park To Help Jewish Community Prep For Passover
Forest Hills, NY Patch,Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Chabad of Rego Park's annual Passover tradition of delivering shmurah matzah to those in need has taken on new meaning amid concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. The Chabad is rallying volunteers to deliver shmurah matzah and items for the Passover Seder to homebound seniors, low-income families and anyone quarantined or in isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Rabbi Eli Blokh…
      Chabad of Rego Park–Rego Park, NY
Safeguarding ‘Most Vulnerable Population’
Atlanta Jewish Times - GA,Wednesday, March 18, 2020
...Elsewhere in the community, Chabad Intown has closed the space used by its Hebrew school and preschool for at least two weeks. “The directors and teachers have done an amazing job preparing and teaching online through Zoom, video and phone. This will continue until we open physically again,” Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman said in a statement…
      Chabad Intown–Atlanta, GA
Friendship Circle Offers Kids Virtual Art, Music Classes During School Shutdowns
WDJT-TV - Milwaukee, WI,Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Thousands of kids are stuck at home, so the Friendship Circle in Fox Point is giving kids some fun online distractions. They're teaching art, music, and even yoga on Facebook live. The studio says that despite keeping our distance from each other, we don't have to be socially distant from friends and families…
      Friendship Circle–Fox Point, WI
Friendship Circle Of Wisconsin Delivers Packages To Homebound Residents
WDJT-TV - Milwaukee, WI,Monday, March 16, 2020
You are not alone. That's the message the Friendship Circle of Wisconsin is sending to people who are homebound. Volunteers spent the afternoon getting food and activity packages ready. They will deliver those packages to hundreds of people in the North Shore area. "We're still there for them...we're still here for you," said Friendship Circle's Executive Director Levi Stein…
      Friendship Circle–Fox Point, WI
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