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Jewish Federations & Chabad Find A New Way Forward

Toledo Chabad and the Federation broke the mold. Together, they formed an effective partnership that has since served Toledo’s Jewish community, making it a model of cooperation.

Rena Udkoff | News | Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chabad of Berlin Publishes German Prayerbook, Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

A new German-language Orthodox siddur makes the Jewish prayer book accessible to modern German speakers.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, April 24, 2017

My Heart Is In Samara...

Dina Deutch served as an emissary in Samara, Russia, since 1997. With 5,000 Jewish residences on their mailing list, Dina and her husband built an impressive coterie of educational programming, social services and religious outlets in Russia’s sixth largest city.

Dvora Lakein | News | Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rabbi Mendel Deitsch, 64, OBM

We mourn the passing of Chabad emissary Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch, who passed away Saturday in Jerusalem after sustaining severe injuries in an anti-semitic attack last October.

Staff Writer | News | Sunday, April 16, 2017

Russia: Thousands Attend More Than 500 Public Seders Across the Country

Over 500 public Seders were attended by thousands of Jews in Russia this year.

Staff Writer | News | Friday, April 14, 2017

Illinois Declares Education and Sharing Day, Welcomes Passover with Gov. Rauner

In what has by now become a tradition, Governor signed a proclamation declaring 11 Nissan as "Education and Sharing Day.”

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thousands of Berlin Jews Receive Assistance for Pesach

This year, over 1,000 welfare-supported Jewish families in Berlin received generous food baskets in honor of the holiday of Passover.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Passover Message for Today

Let us come together at the Seder table, and celebrate the dignity, the humanity, the goodness and the G-dliness that unite us.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Friday, April 7, 2017

From Cemeteries to Celebration: Jewish Students Spend Spring Break in Berlin

While their classmates were spending spring break in warmer climates, 18 Jewish students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign traveled to Berlin for a week long Alternative Spring Break.

Lazer Cohen | News | Friday, April 7, 2017

Book Review: Early Years

“What was the Rebbe’s childhood like? Who were his contemporaries? What kind of schooling did he receive? Who were his mentors and teachers? What role did he play in the efforts to preserve Judaism under Soviet oppression?

Chana Silberstein | News | Thursday, April 6, 2017

Zaidy’s Passover Seder

Few holidays compete with Passover’s child-centered rituals. The seder packs customs and narratives enough to animate a child’s imagination all year round.

Baila Olidort | News | Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New Nursing Center, First of its Kind, Opens in Moscow

It was a small but impressive ceremony last week marking the opening of the Shaarei Tzedek Jewish Chesed Center which provides professional nursing care to about 2,000 elderly Jews, free of charge.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Chasidic And Unconventional

Chavie Bruk moved to Bozeman, Montana with her husband Chaim in 2007. Their community has grown steadily since and so has their family, but not in the most conventional of ways.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, April 4, 2017

“We Need Your Prayers”

In September 2014, Lubavitch International ran a three-part series on the cities affected by the war. Three years later, we asked Rabbi Vishedski to update our readers.

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Baking Bread in Brooklyn

An educational matzah experience attracts over 2,000 visitors a season—including the occasional senator.

Chava Lieba Witkes | News | Monday, April 3, 2017

Reshaping the Jewish Landscape in Northern Arizona

A groundbreaking ceremony this past Sunday, March 26, for the Molly Blank Jewish Community Center, now marks a new era for Flagstaff's Jewish community.

Esther Gopin | News | Friday, March 31, 2017

Park Slope Redux

Sarah Hecht is the founder of Chai Tots, an award-winning group of preschools in Brooklyn. As the mother of 13, the 51-year-old is a dynamo: 10 months of the year she directs her popular schools, while the summer finds her in the Catskills running a sleepaway camp for 300 teenagers.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Woman of the Amazon

Dvora Raichman is no newbie to the Amazon. The 29-year-old grew up in the region’s largest city, Belem, Brazil, and now serves as an emissary to remote Manaus, in the middle of the jungle.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shabbat 1000 Unites Pennsylvania Universities

One thousand students, faculty, administrators, and alumni from ten Pittsburgh-area universities celebrated Shabbat at Carnegie Mellon’s Wiegand Gymnasium on the weekend of March 24.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, March 27, 2017

Book Review: Who Are You Calling Selfish?

Something powerful happens when we recognize that raising children is something greater than the vehicle to our personal fulfillment and happiness: it is a sacred responsibility.

Miri Birk | News | Monday, March 27, 2017

Purpose in Pudong

When Nechamie Greenberg and her husband Avraham moved to Pudong, China, in 2006, the section of Shanghai was only 20 years old.

News | Thursday, March 23, 2017

Virginia Tech Fights Back

It was another ordinary Saturday afternoon when Chabad Rabbi Zvi Yaakov Zwiebel stepped out of the Chabad Librescu Jewish Student Center, located just across the street from Virginia Tech University, to find the lawn littered with over a hundred leaflets bearing hand-drawn swastikas.

Esther Gopin | News | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

G-d Doesn’t Work For Me

Highland Park, Illinois, is an affluent suburb north of Chicago where Michla Schanowitz and her husband Rabbi Yossi serve as directors of North Suburban Lubavitch Chabad.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Made In The Image of G-d

With the number of cremations now surpassing the number of burials in the United States, many rabbis have been moved to take a proactive approach and educate their communities about Judaism’s view on death, burial and the afterlife.

Rena Udkoff | News | Monday, March 20, 2017

The Great Jewish Food Debate Comes to U. Penn

For the past 71 years, philosophers, noted academics and Nobel laureates have come to argue whether the Hamantash, the pastry traditionally eaten on Purim, is greater than the Latke, the potato pancake eaten on Chanukah.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, March 16, 2017