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Ruderman-Chabad Advocate for Disability Reform

Twenty cents an hour. That is all some employees in America get for their hard work, and only because of their disabilities. Big change is way past due, and advocates spent the day on Capitol Hill lobbying congressional and other leaders to make it happen.

Staff Reporter | News | Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Jewish Community Mourns Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin Gordon, 66

Rabbi Yehoshua Binyomin Gordon, 66, Chabad representative of Encinco, California since 1973, passed away on Monday, 28 Shevat 5776, after battling an illness.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, February 8, 2016

Elevating Life Inside America's Prisons

As the iron cell door clanged shut behind her, 37-year-old Marcia Singer* felt herself going numb. Staring down at her prison issued jumpsuit...

Rena Greenberg | News | Sunday, February 7, 2016

House Calls in New Hampshire

Preparing for the New Hampshire primaries next week, the presidential candidates and their volunteers will do almost anything to win the votes of the Granite State’s citizens. They’ll even make house visits.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, February 4, 2016

With the Women of Chabad: Time To Heal, Time To Celebrate

It was a celebration of Jewish women who saw past differences and disparities in age, language, cultural backgrounds, and economic status.

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Sister Time: Chabad Representatives Chill in New York

Their daily routines are intense. Many begin at dawn, mothering large families, leading day schools, preschools, and adult education courses that sustain and grow the communities they helped build.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blog: Progress In 180 Words

I was fighting the stereotype of the centuries-old, self-sacrificing, nurturing balabuste with the progressive, intelligent persona of the contemporary Jewish woman.

Rivkie Block | News | Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Samarkand: Where Men Became Giants

In the 1964 Presidential election, Republican candidate Barry Goldwater is famously remembered as quoting the Roman orator, Cicero, in the following bold assertion: “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!

Miri Birk | News | Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wordsmith: Mekusher

Some words don’t translate well from Hebrew to English, while others translate seamlessly but gain unintended meaning.

Shmuel Lobenstein | News | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chandler, Arizona: Preschool to Chuppah, A Desert Community in Bloom

The postcard arrived at the right moment for the Mazers. Recently settled in Chandler, Arizona (Jewish pop. 4,000), the couple was looking for a Jewish education for their five-year-old.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, January 18, 2016

Kivun: A New Model for Jewish Charter School Children

A group of second graders sit in a circle in a colorful New York city classroom as their teacher leads them in a guided meditation of the Adon Olam prayer. Weaving in Hebrew words from the prayer as she describes trees, animals and people, the teacher asks the children to imagine a world stripped of these basic earthly elements.

Rena Greenberg | News | Thursday, January 14, 2016

Finding Family, Faith, Future With Chabad of Binghamton

Tevye the dairyman was at a loss to explain the whys and wherefores of his Jewish traditions. Not so the digital natives and newly minted college grads who came to celebrate old-fashioned yiddishkeit and its relevance to life made meaningful by those very same traditions.

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, January 11, 2016

Coffee and More: Chabad of Ashland Moves Into Former Starbucks Space

When Starbucks on South Ashland’s busy Siskiyou street—just off Southern Oregon University’s campus—chose not to renew its lease last April, students, faculty and local residents were left with one less dig for hanging out and getting a late night caffeine boost.

Etti Krinsky | News | Thursday, January 7, 2016

Contested In The Courts, Public Menorahs Now Inspire Unity

High ranking Government officials in just about every important capital in the world are honored to participate in these public events.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Thursday, December 31, 2015

Birobidzhan’s Leader Wraps Tefillin With Chabad

Today, some 4,000 Jews live Birobidzhan, the Jewish autonomous oblast established by Stalin in Russia’s Far East. During their visit, Mr. Alexander confirmed that construction would soon begin on a mikveh—the first in Birobidzhan.

Staff writer | News | Monday, December 28, 2015

A Time To Reap

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Russian Prime Minister Joins Dedication Of Historic Synagogue

Etti Krinsky | News | Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Berlin: Syrian Refugees' Children Join in Lighting Menorah at Brandenburg Gate

Children of Syrian refugees and Jewish children from the local community participated in the lighting at Germany's Brandenburg Gate. The menorah was kindled by Germany's Minister of Culture, Professor Monika Grütters and Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, rabbi of the Berlin Jewish community.

lubavitch.com Staff | News | Thursday, December 10, 2015

Follow The Lights: Chanukah Photo Gallery

Lubavitch.com Staff | News | Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Judea Lives: Chanukah Lights Answer To Terror

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, December 7, 2015

Chabad of Cambodia Acquires New Center for Growing Activities

Located in Daun Penh district’s Chaktomuk commune, the new facility will serve Cambodia’s small expatriate Jewish community

Rena Greenberg | News | Saturday, December 5, 2015

Chanukah Lights Will Illuminate Paris After All

Rena Greenberg | News | Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Buzz in Maine: Roxanne Quimby of Burt’s Bees Dedicates Chabad House in Memory of Burt Shavitz

Burt Shavitz, the iconic face and co-founder of Burt’s Bees, made his home in a former turkey coop in the woods of Northern Maine. Now, after his recent passing, his name will be emblazoned on the brand-new Chabad House in Portland, Maine: Burt’s Campus.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, December 3, 2015

Roundtable Repost: The Rebbes and How They Shaped Chabad

News | Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Commemorating 19 Kislev

The feeling was exalted and surreal as hundreds packed a banquet hall earlier this week on the Moscow River, across the Russian White House

News | Monday, November 30, 2015