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A Jewish Wedding In Seoul, South Korea

When Rachel and Jeff Czerniak came to the Chabad rabbi in Seoul asking that he officiate their marriage, they made history with the first Jewish wedding in the South Korean capital.

Esther Gopin | News | Friday, September 23, 2016

Puerto Rico Jewish Community Inaugurates New Chabad Center

Some 300 of Puerto Rico’s Jewish community turned out to celebrate the grand opening of the Rohr Chabad Center and new mikveh last week.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Grand Opening of New Chabad Center, Mikveh in Belgrade, Serbia

On his first visit to Belgrade, Rabbi Yehoshua Kaminetsky was stranded. The room he booked was taken, and no area hotel had any availability. With nowhere to go, he spent the night in a hotel lobby, and told himself that he’d never move to Belgrade.

Staff Writer | News | Friday, September 16, 2016

New Synagogue Opens in Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport

A new synagogue serving Jewish travelers who pass through Russia's busiest airport opened this September.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, September 15, 2016

Chabad at University of Wisconsin Wins Motion To Expand

It was a textbook case of competing values. The need for vibrancy and growth vs the desire to preserve the historic came head to head when Chabad at the University of Wisconsin sought permission to demolish an old house on its property. No one could say how the City of Madison’s planning commission would finally decide the motion.

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, September 15, 2016

It Takes a Community: Vernon Hills Jewish Residents Renovate New Chabad House

When the Susskinds moved their Chabad House into a new facility, they had to renovate the entire building. Luckily, they didn't have to do it alone.

Esther Gopin | News | Friday, September 9, 2016

First & Only Food Truck on Campus at Vanderbilt University, And It’s Kosher!

Craving Bubby's Brisket? Chabad of Vanderbilt's got you covered. "Aryeh's Kitchen" is the first and only food truck on campus at Vanderbilt University, and it's fully kosher.

Dvora Lakein | News | Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Oslo’s Jews Dance in the Streets, Hoping for Better Days Ahead

Chabad of Oslo, Norway, hosted a historic Torah dedication ceremony as they celebrated the completion of a new Torah scroll with a parade, banquet, and concert.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, September 5, 2016

Kosher Comes to the Amazonian Rainforest

What’s a Chabad rabbi to do if he wants to help Jews in the in the Amazon Rainforest keep kosher? Rabbi Arieh Raichman, Chabad representative to Manaus, Brazil, has been chewing on this conundrum for some time now.

News | Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Chabad Completes New Center in Vancouver Island, Victoria

Chabad of Vancouver Island, Victoria, opened the Verrier Family Chabad Centre for Jewish Life and Learning last Wednesday, August 24th, in a historic ceremony.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, August 29, 2016

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson

The 20th of Av marks the 72nd year since the passing of the Rebbe's father, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Homecoming: 500 Chabad Rabbis Convene in Russia

500 Chabad representatives from former Soviet countries and Europe convene in Russia once again

Baila Olidort | News | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Children of Prison Inmates Go Camping

In 2011, Aleph Institute established the Aleph Institute Jonathan Stampler Camp Fund, giving children of incarcerated parents the chance to attend Jewish summer camp by offering generous subsidies and scholarships.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chabad Opens in Cochise County, Arizona

New Shluchim move to Sierra Vista, Arizona to provide services to local Jews.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, August 22, 2016

Wordsmith: Shtus D’kedusha

As is true of every close-knit cultural group that enjoys a history, traditions and habits particular and peculiar to it, conversations among Chabad Chasidim are typically peppered with terms that have meanings particular and peculiar to it.

Shmuel Loebenstein | News | Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 16, 1940: 770 Purchased

It was on August 16, 1940, that 770 Eastern Parkway was purchased.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Books: APIKOROS OR IGNORAMUS?

Many years ago an apikoros (heretic) moved into a Jewish town, and word of his presence soon spread. The local Rabbi had never met an apikoros before. Intrigued, he came to the apikoros and asked him, "Are you really an apikoros?"

Miri Birk | News | Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Life Sketches: Cheesecake for Bibi

It was a Saturday night in 2012. Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu was sitting shiva after his father’s death and my husband and I felt that as his neighbors—we both live in the Talbiyeh neighborhood—it would be appropriate to send our condolences.

Chana Canterman, | News | Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Tefillin: The Pulse of Israel

As head of the Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence agency, Yossi Cohen’s routine is anything but humdrum. Beginning his day at the crack of dawn, the recently appointed director is responsible for counterterrorism and the security of the Jewish state.

News | Thursday, August 11, 2016

Life Sketches

So a rabbi and a priest walk into a bar. No, this is not a joke, it’s a true story. But it wasn’t a bar, it was a restaurant. The rabbi was me and the priest was from the Archdiocese in Johannesburg.

Yossy Goldman | News | Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New Mikvah in Siberia Marks Rebirth of the Jewish Community

Omsk’s Jewish community celebrated the opening of a new women’s mikvah last month. Community-funded, the building project garnered the support of more than 1,000 local residents.

Rena Udkoff | News | Monday, August 8, 2016

Have Kosher, Will Travel

Helene Bortz is planning her next family vacation. A mom of four grown boys and the director of a non-profit, Bortz enjoys traveling the world with her physician husband, and likes to visit at least one or two new countries every year.

Rena Udkoff | News | Thursday, August 4, 2016

Adults in Preschool: A Peek Inside Osher’s Classrooms

The school’s parents bequeathed it the name “Osher,” meaning both happiness and wealth, reflecting the joy and enrichment Osher provides.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, August 1, 2016

Jewish Life Grows at McGill University

After being displaced from their campus Chabad House digs for some three years, hundreds of Jewish students who find a haven at Chabad of McGill University are finally settling back into their newly remodeled Chabad House

Rena Greenberg | News | Thursday, July 28, 2016

On the Prowl: Missionaries in The Holy Land

One day, after arming soldiers with maps, he watched them enter their armored personnel vehicles and drive off on a routine mission. As he watched them on the grainy screen, the two vehicles hit an IED [roadside bomb]. Thirteen comrades, including a dear childhood friend, were murdered.

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, July 25, 2016