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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

We Used To Call It A Mitzvah

The other day I heard someone say Chabad was “a humanitarian Jewish organization.” I cringed. She had just come from an event promoting a “groundswell of transformative social good.” One of the stage props was a larger-than-life photo of the Rebbe.

Baila Olidort | News | Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hungarian Yeshiva Desecrated by Nazis Restored to Jewish Community

Hungarian-born Jewish children may not appreciate the rich background to their summer camp experience. An old synagogue in Mád that has stood empty and dilapidated for over seven decades will, come next week, serve as their camp base.

Rena Udkoff | News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Diary: Italy 1956-2016

I was a rabbinical student then, and traveling with me were nine of my fellow students. The Rebbe had sent us on a mission to bring moral support to the Jews of Israel, specifically to those living in Kfar Chabad, near Tel Aviv.

Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky | News | Monday, July 18, 2016

Terror on the French Riviera: Nice Jewish Community Reels From Attack

The girls saw tens of people killed, including “babies in carriages and elderly,” before they ran to take shelter in a nearby restaurant.

Rena Greenberg | News | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Op-Ed: Healing the Racial Divide

It was only months later, on Feb. 6, 1992, that, as a 5-year-old returning home from elementary school, I was informed of the murder of my mother by a black man in an act of cruel hatred and bitter violence.

By RABBI AVRAHAM LAPINE | News | Monday, July 11, 2016

The Rebbe's Yahrzeit

The life of a Tzaddik is not a life of the flesh, but a spiritual life consisting wholly of faith, awe, and love of G‑d. - Tanya

News | Friday, July 8, 2016

Elie Wiesel: “Therefore Be Jewish”

The passing this Shabbat, June 2, of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, has been garnering reactions from leaders and laypeople around the world. A prolific author and Nobel Laureate, Wiesel brought the evil of the Holocaust into the public conversation stirring the conscience of society at a time when survivors’ voices were not readily heard.

Baila Olidort | News | Sunday, July 3, 2016

UpStart Awards ZABS Place National Recognition

Dvora Lakein | News | Monday, June 20, 2016

West Orange Celebrates Opening of New Chabad Center

The Jewish community of West Orange, NJ participated in the dedication of Chabad’s new center, June 14. The center is located at 401 Pleasant Valley Way in West Orange.

News | Sunday, June 19, 2016