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A portrait of the Rebbe inspired Los Angeles benefactors
When Rabbi Moshe Levin of Los Angeles received a call one day in August from his friends, Yosef and Alona Cohen, he was quite taken aback, to say the least. “Rabbi, can you please help us figure out how to donate face masks to protect against COVID-19 to ...
Fall programs build on lessons learned during spring lockdowns
As children start to return to school and the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep across America, Chabad Hebrew schools, which offer after-school instruction to tens of thousands of Jewish children around the nation, are searching for a way to be enga...
International mitzvah program brings singles and young families together
It’s becoming a familiar storyline: As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, life in urban centers across the world is almost entirely disrupted, and so young urbanites are fleeing the metropolises for smaller, quieter places. Suburban realtors talk of the i...
Hebrew school is in the barn, and there’s a rustic kosher market amid wildflowers
Coming down Blue Hill Road in the Hudson River Valley, Rabbi Zalman Sandhaus says it’s easy to ignore an unassuming residential area amid the surrounding emerald landscape. “When you drive by, you cannot tell what’s going on behind—it just looks like a ho...
Innovative programs for synagogues, homes and outdoor spaces around the world
As Rosh Hashanah approaches amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, Chabad-Lubavitch around the world is responding by increasing and expanding High Holidays services and activities everywhere. While there’s obviously no replacement for the traditional model o...
‘Each Person, a World’ pays tribute to 1,200 Jewish COVID-19 victims from around the globe
Reality dawned slowly, painfully. In mid-March, it suddenly became clear that the novel coronavirus that first ravaged China, and then parts of Europe, was becoming a global pandemic. Five months later, the death toll remains staggering. On Aug. 20, Chaba...
‘Green building’ will offer safe student living quarters and kosher dining
Mark Neuman recalls the day 17 years ago when Rabbi Dovid and Goldie Teichtel came to Champaign, Ill., to found a Chabad-Lubavitch presence in the college town 135 miles south of Chicago. “My dad, an Auschwitz survivor, told me, ‘Rabbi Dovid and Goldie ar...
U.S. Commission lauds Kazakhstan government for recognizing Rabbi Levi Yitzchak’s legacy
As the world marked the 76th anniversary of passing [yahrtzeit] of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, representatives of the governments of the United States and the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan gathered at the rabbi’s resting place to formally desig...
A prolific, seminal thinker famed for monumental commentary on the Talmud
Rabbi Adin Even-Israel (Steinsaltz), the world-famous Talmudist, Kabbalist, educator, community rabbi, philosopher, prolific author—and, above all, devoted Chassid—who was internationally regarded as one of the leading rabbis of this century, and was hail...
Record sales amid synagogue attendance limits and self-quarantining
As the summer months near their conclusion, some can already hear the echoes of the upcoming Rosh Hashanah prayers. The High Holidays are the focal point of the year for many, and the start of a new year gives the opportunity to step back, reconsider and ...