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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.

Family Fun Day For Lag B’Omer
Long Island Herald - NY,Thursday, May 17, 2018
Music and dancing, entertainment from Cirque Taquilar, relay races, inflatables, a petting zoo and a huge bonfire were all part of Chabad of Five Towns 23rd annual family fun day for the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer at Andrew J. Parise Cedarhurst Park on May 3…
      Chabad of the Five Towns–Cedarhurst, NY
Downtown Chabad Center Aims For Mid-June Opening
Fountain Hills Times - AZ,Thursday, May 17, 2018
After successfully raising $120,000 in 30 hours, Chabad Lubavitch of Fountain Hills moves closer to its opening. Rabbi Mendy Lipskier, co-director with his wife, Tzipi, said he hopes renovations in the former Gridleys building on the Avenue of the Fountains will be completed by mid-June…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Fountain Hills–Fountain Hills, AZ
Valley Groups Cater To Caregivers During Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month
Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - AZ,Wednesday, May 16, 2018
...One group that recently partnered with Duet to host the discussions is Smile on Seniors, a volunteer program run by Chabad Lubavitch of Arizona that pairs seniors with volunteers for regular visits. Founded in 2009, it serves those in assisted-living facilities and those who live alone, offering a mix of companionship and access to group activities. Rabbi Levi Levertov, the co-director of Smile on Seniors, said they were very happy with the series and plan to host another 10-week session next year…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Arizona–Phoenix, AZ
Pop-Up Jewish Deli Returns June 17
KGET-TV - Bakersfield, CA,Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The Chabad Jewish Community Center of Bakersfield has announced the return of its pop-up Jewish deli. The deli will return June 17 at 4 p.m. at community center at 6901 Ming Ave., according to the center's Facebook page. The deli will serve sandwiches stuffed with New York pastrami and corn beef, salad, kosher hot dogs, chicken matzah ball soup, and knishes, according to organizers. Pre-orders for the event open June 4.
      Chabad of Bakersfield–Bakersfield, CA
Gov. Rick Scott Visits Chabad Of Naples, Talks Increased Funding For Hebrew School Safety
Naples Daily News - FL,Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Surrounded by more than a dozen kids at Chabad of Naples, Gov. Rick Scott talked about the importance of protecting Hebrew schools. The governor Wednesday took a tour of the day school on Mandarin Road off U.S. 41 south of Golden Gate Parkway. During a news conference, he talked about the $2 million in security funding for Hebrew day schools for the 2018-19 fiscal year. “We have to support the safety of all the Jewish day schools,” he said…
      Chabad of Naples–Naples, FL
LI Rabbi Zalman Wolowik Led Prayer At Jerusalem Embassy Opening
Newsday - Long Island, NY,Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A Long Island rabbi’s connection with a former bankruptcy lawyer for President Donald Trump landed him in the middle of a historic event this week: the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Rabbi Zalman Wolowik, an Orthodox rabbi who runs the Chabad Center of the Five Towns in Cedarhurst, said his longtime friendship with David Friedman, who was appointed last year by Trump as the U.S. ambassador to Israel, was the key to his invitation to deliver the invocation at the event…
      Chabad of the Five Towns–Cedarhurst, NY
Chabad Of Charleston Hosts Torah Dedication In Honor Of Jewish Veterans
Charleston City Paper - SC,Wednesday, May 16, 2018
...Tomorrow night at 7 p.m., Chabad of Charleston will host a Torah dedication and ceremony as Charleston's Jewish community completes a Torah scroll in honor of Jewish veterans and active members of the armed forces. The project started two years ago when Admiral (Ret.) Malcolm Fages and his wife decided they wanted to honor fellow Jewish veterans. According to a press release, Fages' Navy career spanned more than three decades, with assignments including commander of off-coast attack and ballistic missile submarines, director of Undersea Warfare for the U.S. Navy, and director of International Negotiations on the staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…
      Chabad of Charleston & The Low Country –Mount Pleasant, SC
Ambassador Visits Chabad in Canberra
J-Wire,Sunday, May 13, 2018
The Ambassador of Israel to Australia, Mark Sofer and his wife Sarah have visited Chabad ACT’s HQ in Canberra. The Sofers were greeted by Chabad ACT’s Chairman, Rabbi Shmueli Feldman and Co-Director, Rebbetzin Chasia Feldman. They toured the centre in Northern Canberra, which includes Canberra’s only Jewish Preschool and Child Care Centre – Gan Yisroel, a Synagogue, Kosher shop, community kitchen and administrative offices…
      Chabad Australian Capital Territory–Canberra, ACT Australia
Anti-Semitic Incidents Provoke Unease In Berlin
NBC News,Friday, May 11, 2018
...On the surface, Jewish life in Berlin is flourishing. Two weeks ago, the Chabad Lubavitch synagogue celebrated five births, a bar mitzvah and an engagement. The city is home to several kindergartens, two schools and eight synagogues, and a new Jewish community center is planned. But other parents at the religious school where Granov sends his son cite an unsettling number of low-level incidents of anti-Semitism that seem to have increased in recent years…
      Jüdisches Bildungszentrum - Rohr Chabad Center–Berlin, Germany
New Jewish Community Center Opens at Seven Mile Shops
Cayman Compass,Thursday, May 10, 2018
The mezuzot are in place and the ribbon has been cut. The Chabad Cayman Jewish Community Center staged its grand opening on Sunday, welcoming nearly 100 people to Seven Mile Shops to celebrate the birth of the new facility. The center will serve as a communal space for both residents and tourists, and it will also stand as an educational outlet for people of all ages from preschool all the way to adults…
      Chabad Cayman –Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Chabad Raises Funds For Tallahassee Rabbi's Son Who Suffered Eye Injury
Tallahassee Democrat - FL,Thursday, May 10, 2018
A group of rabbis is raising funds for the son of Chabad of Tallahassee and FSU's Rabbi Schneur Oirechman and his wife Chana Oirechman. Their son was injured during a recent Jewish holiday celebration. Oirechman's 4-year-old son, Boruch Shmuel "got hit in the eye with a strong arrow," according to the fundraiser page. On the page, he's pictured laying in a hospital bed with a bandaged right eye…
      Chabad Lubavitch of the Panhandle - Tallahassee–Tallahassee, FL
May 17 Ceremony to Celebrate First Torah Scroll Written at Chabad of Charleston - Center for Jewish Life
Moultrie News - SC,Thursday, May 10, 2018
Charleston’s Jewish community will be completing a Torah scroll in honor of Jewish veterans and active members of the Armed Services with a unique and celebratory ceremony on Thursday, May 17, 7 PM at Chabad of Charleston - Center for Jewish Life. Looking to honor his fellow Jewish veterans, Admiral (Ret.) Malcolm Fages together with his wife initiated this project two years ago…
      Chabad of Charleston & The Low Country –Mount Pleasant, SC
Rabbi Benny Zippel Impacts Community For Good
Daily Universe - BYU,Wednesday, May 9, 2018
...Zippel’s program, Project H.E.A.R.T. (Hebrew Education for At-Risk Teens) aims to help troubled Jewish youth learn about their heritage and overcome behavioral issues. Zippel visits many schools weekly to address disorders like ADD, ADHD, bulimia, anorexia and ODD. Harris said Zippel has a tremendous influence on the youth at heritage schools. She said if she can get a child in the same room with Zippel, she knows he will make a difference in that child’s life…
      Chabad Lubavitch of Utah–Salt Lake City, UT
Summer Jewish Center To Open In Montauk - The Hamptons, NY,Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Montauk will have plenty of new visitors this summer, but those in the Jewish community will have a special spot of their own during the busy season. The Chabad of the Hamptons announced last Wednesday, May 2, that it will be temporarily moving from its location at 13 Woods Lane in East Hampton to a residence at 16 North Gravesend Avenue in Montauk this summer. Musia Baumgarten, program coordinator for the Chabad, her husband, Rabbi Aizik, and their children, Sholom, Esther, and Zelig, will officially move into the new summer spot on May 25 and kick off the summer with “The Greatest Shabbos” before staying there through Labor Day weekend…
      Chabad of the Hamptons–East Hampton, NY
Good News For The Lactose Intolerant On Shavuot
Canadian Jewish News,Monday, May 7, 2018
...Chabad presents a blintz recipe with an assortment of non-dairy fillings including apple, nut, low-carb potato (“Mix equal amounts of cooked potato with cooked cauliflower and some fried onions”) and parve “cheese” (“In a small pot, bring water to a rolling boil. Drop in small amounts of egg white, breaking up with a fork. They will look like curds of cheese.”)…
Video Of Man Berating Hassidic Boy Goes Viral
Jerusalem Post,Monday, May 7, 2018
...Mordechai Lightstone, the social media director for, appealed to Twitter to remove the video. "I love Twitter and the community it builds - but a video of someone making fun of a small child for his religion is too much," he wrote. Writer Emily L. Hauser tweeted on Sunday that "I think a lot about the fact that people forget that Jews were regularly killed, over the course of centuries, for their names, noses, or haircuts up until a single lifetime ago. Murderous antisemitism is neither made-up nor ancient history."…
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