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Serving With Love, Focus At Gala Banquet

At finale banquet of five-day conference, Chabad representatives focus on serving their communities with love.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, February 17, 2020

Today In Jewish History:The Passing Of The Rebbes Wife

Today marks a notable date in Chabad history: 22 (Chof-Beis) Shevat, the 32nd anniversary of the passing of Rebbetzin Chaya Moussia Schneerson, wife of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of blessed memory.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, February 17, 2020

International Conference Convenes In Brooklyn

They speak a variety of different languages, range in age from early twenties to late seventies, and hail from 100 different countries, but these 3,100 are convening in Brooklyn with one purpose in mind.

Ashira Weiss | News | Friday, February 14, 2020

New Chabad Representatives In Cornhusker State

Rabbi Daniel and Chaya Blotner arrived in Omaha, Nebraska last Thursday morning. The couple join Rabbi Mendel and Shani Katzman in their work here in the Gateway to the West.

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Reflections On Leadership

How would the Rebbe bring healing to survivors nursing shame and insecurity, wanting to hide their identity, to forget, to be left alone in their grief? Here, we share reflections on the Rebbe’s iconic leadership culled from interviews with thinkers and scholars who had direct experience with the Rebbe.

Baila Olidort | News | Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Today in Jewish History: 10 (Yud) Shevat

Yud Shvat is the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, sixth Rebbe of Lubavitch, of blessed memory, (5710/1950). On the same day, one year later, his son-in-law, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, assumed the mantle of leadership of Chabad.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, February 4, 2020

To Be The Rebbe's Emissary

In a 2014 interview with me, Rabbi Grunblatt shared his ideas about serving as the Rebbe’s emissary, and the attitudes and rigors that inform him, intellectually and practically, as he continues to execute his mission.

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Masks for the Elderly in Shanghai

Monday, February 3, Rabbi Shalom Greenberg from Chabad-Lubavitch of Shanghai donned his mask and made his way to the Shanghai Jewish Refugee Museum with a provision of 10,000 masks.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, February 3, 2020

The Rebbe: He Wanted to Change Human Nature

How would the Rebbe pick up the reins in the aftermath of the Holocaust that left the Jewish people diminished by a third--millions exterminated by the hatred of madmen and the indifference of world leaders--and crushed in body and spirit?

Baila Olidort | News | Monday, February 3, 2020

1200 USC Students Reserve for Campus’s Shabbat Dinner for 1000

“What do you do when Shabbat 1000 becomes Shabbat 1200, and it's only Wednesday?” Rabbi Dov Wagner posted on Instagram and tweeted that evening.

Dvora Lakein | News | Friday, January 31, 2020

Book Review: Torah From The Warsaw Ghetto

In 1950 a buried manuscript from the Warsaw ghetto was uncovered. "We live in an age in which faith is approached critically, as if it were a scientific equation to be proved and demonstrated—as if logic were its measuring stick and argument could brace it and make it stronger." Learn about faith from those who were forced through it.

Dr. Henry Abramson | News | Monday, January 27, 2020

It's Not A Hand-Out, It's A Hand-Up

The clothing drive was a project of Chabad of Markham’s sweeping Tikkun Olam program, a venture that brings suburban families into the lives, and hearts, of people from across greater Toronto.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, January 23, 2020

Still a Dollar

In the spring of 1981, the Lubavitcher Rebbe spoke about Jewish unity as an antidote to looming threat of warfare and terror at the time. Specifically, he addressed the power of Jewish children, when united through a Torah scroll.

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Today in Jewish History: 24 Tevet, Passing of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, founder of Chabad Lubavitch

The end of 1812 found Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, also known as the Alter Rebbe, journeying through small towns and villages, distancing himself and his family from the Napoleonic invasion of Russia.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Marathon Man

Jeremy Cooper, 26, is “running” a marathon, leining every Shabbat for the next 1,000 weeks. Weekday mornings, the Columbia University MBA candidate will get his leining fix at Chabad of the Upper West Side or some other minyan in the city. Cooper’s a newlywed, and he loves traveling with his wife Ellen, but he will never plan a weekend getaway unless he’s secured a leining gig.

Boruch Werdiger | News | Monday, January 20, 2020

Changing the Jewish Narrative

For many, Belgrade's Jewish community is defined by the tragedy of the Holocaust. But as a new movement devoted to changing the narrative grows, the city’s Jews are discovering the joys of a vibrant, sustainable Jewish experience.

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mystery Donor

As Chabad events gained popularity, the Kaminetzkys’ rented apartment began to shrink. It was time to move forward. But with a weak economy and a community that struggles to get by, the prospects were dim.

Baila Olidort | News | Wednesday, January 15, 2020

European Chabad On Campus Reps Gather For Conference

Chabad representatives serving twenty university campuses Europe-wide met up in London last weekend for Chabad on Campus Europe’s annual conference

Ashira Weiss | News | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Stranded In Halifax, El Al Passengers Spend Shabbat With Chabad

Flight attendants started running, there was a definite smell of smoke and suddenly the flight path screens showed the plane making a u-turn. It was just after 11pm last Thursday when the pilot declared an emergency on El Al flight 26 that was supposed to fly non-stop from Newark, New Jersey to Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday is CTeen's Kippah Day: Answer to anti-Semitism

As Jewish organizations worldwide stand in solidarity and unite to fight anti-Semitism, Jewish teen boys all over the world are doing their part on January 13 by wearing a kippah the entire day—even if they don’t usually wear one.

Mussi Sharfstein | News | Monday, January 13, 2020

Ideal Partnerships For An Ideal Cause

Studies tracking charitable contributions consistently find that the American Jewish community is overrepresented. Philanthropy is a tremendous point of Jewish pride, but all too often, the objects of our largesse are not Jewish causes.

Rena Udkoff | News | Thursday, January 9, 2020

Black Fire, White Fire

Although it’s a staple of the synagogue service, the reading of the Torah remains something of a mystery to many. Here’s an up-close look at some of the whys and hows that surround this esoteric tradition.

Boruch Werdiger | News | Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Today in Jewish History: Asarah (10) B’Tevet

On the 10th of Tevet in the Hebrew year 3336 (425 BCE), the army of Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar surrounded Jerusalem’s stone walls and laid siege on the city.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Texas Chabad 'Mom' Receives "Be Remarkable" Award

Manya Lazaroff, director of Chabad at Texas A&M University, was caught by surprise. She was in the middle of a meeting when a crew from KBTX-TV arrived at the Rohr Chabad Jewish Center to present her with the ‘Be Remarkable’ award.

Ashira Weiss | News | Monday, January 6, 2020

Ukraine Chabad Builds Apartment Complex For Emissaries

Yesterday, Chabad of Dnipro, Ukraine, laid the foundation for an apartment complex located near the iconic Menorah Center, one of the largest Jewish community centers in the world.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, January 2, 2020