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Jewish Youth Center Opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia

A new children’s educational center opened its doors in FJC’s Jewish community of Krasnoyarsk, Southern Siberia this week.

Staff Writer | News | Thursday, June 22, 2017

Small-Town Jewish Communities Get a Holiday Boost

While many American Jews spent the days leading up to Shavuot baking cheesecakes, 110 Chabad rabbis were busy boarding planes and busses to different remote locations across North America.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lubavitch International Wins Rockower Award

Lubavitch International won two awards in AJPA (American Jewish Press Association) Simon Rockower Awards Competition for Excellence in Jewish Journalism.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, June 19, 2017

Jewish Life Blooms in Boquete, Panama

Boquete, Panama is a small town in the Chiriqui province in Panama’s interior, little more than thirty miles away from the Costa Rican border.

Nehama Silvers | News | Monday, June 19, 2017

Locals Work Together to Build Merrick’s First Mikvah

It seemed an unlikely prospect that the women of the small suburban community of Merrick-Bellmore-Wantagh in Long Island would one day have their own mikvah.

Esther Gopin | News | Monday, June 19, 2017

“Mi Ani? Modeh Ani!”

A clever advertising campaign in Tel Aviv has put oomph and dazzle into a traditional Jewish ritual. Slick video clips appearing on Chabad of Tel Aviv’s “Modeh Ani” social media pages feature singers and actors celebrating the morning ritual of giving thanks.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Small-City Chabad Emissaries Convene in Catalonia

A picturesque city in northeastern Catalonia famous for its medieval architecture and the old Jewish Quarter, Girona was host to the first-ever European and Central African Regional Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries earlier this week.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Stained Glass Windows Shine Light on Mitzvah Campaign

It was a hot August morning in Mequon, Wisconsin, when Rabbi Dovid Rapoport completed the Shacharit services and gently closed his siddur. “I don’t mind leading services,” the senior Chabad emissary joked, shielding his eyes against the sunlight streaming into the synagogue, “but some stained glass windows would sure be nice.”

Esther Gopin | News | Friday, June 9, 2017

At Wesleyan University, Jewish Life Sees Progress

In 2014, the Connecticut Jewish Ledger listed Rabbi Levi and Chanie Schectman on their annual “Movers and Shakers” list. For those who knew them, this didn’t come as a surprise; since the couple had opened Chabad at Wesleyan in 2011, they had had an increasing impact on Jewish students at Wesleyan University

Nehama Silvers | News | Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wordsmith: Chayut

Chayut in this sense means a combination of verve, liveliness, spirit, enthusiasm, vigor. Pour all those words into a pot, stir on high until you get chayut, a useful new addition to your vocabulary that is ready to be used immediately in everyday conversation with your local Chasid.

Shmuel Loebenstein | News | Monday, June 5, 2017

The Shluchim Office Relaunches International Tefillin Bank

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the tefillin campaign, the Shluchim Office will reopen the International Tefillin Bank.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, May 29, 2017

Estonian Jewry Celebrates 10 Years of First Jewish Center Since WWII

Last Thursday marked the 10th anniversary of the Jewish Community Center in Tallinn, Estonia, celebrating ten years of the first Jewish establishment built in the country since the Holocaust and a decade since Estonia became the last European country to finally get its own synagogue.

Staff Writer | News | Monday, May 29, 2017

Crown Heights Street to Be Named After Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1967 News Piece: Half Million Jews Observe Tefillin at Western Wall

In honor of Yom Yerushalayim and 50 years since the reunification of Israel, we present this article, which was originally published by Lubavitch News Service in 1967, discussing the success of the Tefillin campaign since its inception days before the war began.

FLASHBACK! | News | Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A New Home for Calgary’s Jews

It was a cloudy day in May when Chabad of Calgary hosted 700 guests to celebrate the grand opening event of their new center.

Staff Writer | News | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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.

Rena Udkoff | News | Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nine Million Dollar Building is First of its Kind in the World

The Jewish Youth Network offers programming and classes for Toronto’s younger set. Students can earn high school credits through after-school Torah classes, volunteer at a variety of teen-directed initiatives, participate in trips and retreats, and hang out in a fun and safe environment.

Dvora Lakein | News | Thursday, May 18, 2017

Of Boy Scouts, Rabbis, and Mikvehs

To become an eagle scout, Rochester boy scout Benjy Spanjer was required to undertake, lead, and manage a project that would benefit a school, religious institution, or community. His choice? Help renovate a local mikveh.

Nehama Silvers | News | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Today in Jewish History: Kfar Chabad Established

The village of Kfar Chabad was established 68 years ago today.

Staff Writer | News | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New Kids on the Block

As far as neighborhoods go, South of Market does not have the best reputation. The half-square-mile area is patchwork of abandoned warehouses and organic juice bars, where the homeless share sidewalks with robotics engineers fresh out of Stanford.

Chava Lieba Witkes | News | Thursday, May 11, 2017

Re: In Conversation With Géza Röhrig, Lead Actor of Son of Saul

Re: In Conversation With Géza Röhrig, Lead Actor of Son of Saul

News | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Re: Woman’s Strength

Re: Woman’s Strength

News | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Re: Made in the Image of G-d: The Jewish Way in Death and Burial

Re: Made in the Image of G-d: The Jewish Way in Death and Burial

News | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Re: Jewish Federations and Chabad Find a New Way Forward

Re: Jewish Federations and Chabad Find a New Way Forward

News | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Los Alamitos HS Students Pick Up Shawarma, Hebrew, and Foreign Language Credits at Chabad

There are very few things that can stop teens from sleeping in on Sundays, but Los Alamitos Hebrew High has them jumping out of bed.

Dora Lieberman | News | Tuesday, May 9, 2017