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Guests have said ‘Purim changed their lives,’ recounts Chabad rabbi in Bangkok
From Taipei to Phnom Penh, Bangkok to Hong Kong, Chabad Houses across Asia are gearing up to celebrate Purim with parties big and small. In Hong Kong, Rabbi JJ Hecht II is busy preparing for Chabad of Hong Kong’s annual Young Professionals Purim Party, wh...
Chana’s Place caters to locals and visitors alike, and represents a ‘big change’ in Japan travel
Tokyo has long been recognized as a culinary capital of the world, boasting the greatest number of restaurants conferred three stars by Michelin, the famous gastronomic guide. But one new restaurant is in a class of its own: Chana’s Place, the country’s f...
Second set of Chabad emissaries in Bucharest, Israelis themselves, aims to make connections
When Ran Frenkel moved from Ra’anana, Israel, to Bucharest last summer to begin his medical studies, he had no idea what he’d find in terms of Jewish life in the Romanian capital. “Israel is a place where you don’t have to try very hard to be Jewish. I kn...
A group of art students in Philadelphia uses creativity to boost support for those in need
There’s never a wrong time to express Jewish solidarity and help others in need. And at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts last week, a group of talented young vocalists worked creatively to do just that. They performed a concert of Hebrew and Jewish s...
Ten Yad Young Professionals, an initiative blending social and volunteer activities, has attracted quite a following
Two years ago, Rabbi Berel Weitman—vice director of “Ten Yad,” the influential charity headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil—launched an initiative to get more young adults involved in the organization. Thus was born “Ten Yad Young Professionals,” which spon...
Chabad couple comes up with a twist on the mobile sukkah, one especially good for seniors and children
Mobile sukkahs are nothing new; they can be found on trucks, bikes and trailers. But the community of Palm Aire in West Pompano Beach, Fla., is celebrating the festival of Sukkot with a novel interpretation of the traditional hut: a sukkah on a golf cart....
A call to Spanish JNet division leads to services, meals and more for some in a distant Jewish community
Twenty-four hours is not a lot of time to plan an entire Rosh Hashanah program from scratch, especially if the organizers are in New York and the services are to take place in a remote part of Argentina. Yet that’s exactly what happened recently. It all b...
An inspiring story about a group effort to put a piece of Jewish history back in business
In a small town in Illinois, a nearly century-old Torah ark—a special cabinet designed to hold Torah scrolls—had been sitting in storage for more than two decades. Some 2,000 miles away, Chabad-Lubavitch of Newbury Park in Thousand Oaks, Calif., had an ac...
Keeping locals and tourists busy with holidays, programs and a personal ‘simcha’
When Rabbi Ahron and Chaya Blasberg, co-directors of the newly opened Chabad of Aruba, moved from New York to the 19-mile-long Caribbean island last year, their outreach work began as soon as their plane took off. “We were traveling on Dec. 25, and the pl...
More space and activities for the community and visitors to Chabad in New Mexico’s capital
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