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Kosher Culture: Jewish, Muslim Students Cook in Sydney

60 Jewish and Muslim school children cooked side by side Wednesday in Bondi’s Our Big Kitchen, a Chabad run community kitchen in Sydney, Australia.

Mendy Rimler | News Briefs | Friday, October 8, 2010

Kyrgyzstan Government Promises Security for Jewish Community

The president confirmed that she read Rabbi Raichman’s letter, and “promised appropriate security for the Jewish community,” said Berkowitz

Yaacov Behrman | News Briefs | Wednesday, September 22, 2010

British Royal Prince Tours Nariman Chabad House, Donates Funds

Prince Michael of Kent visited the Chabad Nariman house in Mumbai, India on Wednesday, January 20. A first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the grandson of King George V,

Yaacov Behrman | News Briefs | Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Israeli MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer Visits Mumbai Chabad House

Israeli Knesset Member Binyamin Ben-Eliezer visited the ravaged Mumbai Chabad House in India earlier this week.

News Briefs | Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Chabad Center Vandalized, Community Pulls Together

Three youths will be arraigned Friday morning in connection with Tuesday’s break-in at the Chabad Jewish Center of Cape Cod. The local teenagers are accused of vandalizing the synagogue, pulling a charity box off the wall, smashing doors, and throwing phylacteries on the floor.

Dvora Lakein | News Briefs | Thursday, November 5, 2009

NBA's Ron Artest Scores For Chabad

KTLA Morning News (LA’s #1 Morning Show) featured LA Laker Ron Artest, shooting hoops for Chabad.

News Briefs | Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chabad Dedicates Opening of New Building in Buenos Aires's Soho

A newly renovated Chabad center in Palermo Soho, a popular bohemian neighborhood of Buenos Aires's Palermo Viejo area, drew several hundred locals to the building's formal dedication last Thursday.

Staff Writer | News Briefs | Monday, August 24, 2009

Exploring Garments of the Soul in Urubamba

Last week, Chabad representative to Cusco, Peru, Rabbi Ofer Kripor, led a group of 12 travelers, far removed from ordinary distractions of cell phones and emails in the study of the Ten Sefirot in Urubamba, Peru.

News Briefs | Monday, August 17, 2009

In Cusco, Peru, Backpackers Observe Jewish Fast Day

It was a record breaking pre-fast meal Wednesday evening, as 75 backpackers took their final meal before the Tisha b'Av fast at the Chabad center in Cusco, Peru.

News Briefs | Friday, July 31, 2009

Australia's Governor-General visits Sydney Yeshiva

The Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Ms. Quentin Bryce AC , paid a visit last week to The Yeshiva Centre – Chabad NSW Headquarters in Sydney.

News Briefs | Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Israel's President Peres Meets With Azerbaijan Jewish Leaders

( On a historic first state visit to Azerbaijan, Israel’s President Shimon Peres’s itinerary included a visit to the local Jewish community.

News Briefs | Monday, June 29, 2009

Dominican Republic Welcomes Chabad Rabbi

Rabbi Shimon Pelman , Chabad emissary to the Dominican Republic, was formally welcomed to the country in a meeting Thursday with President Leonel Fernández Reyna at the National Palace in Santo Domingo.

Zalman Nelson | News Briefs | Monday, June 29, 2009

Bielski Brothers Survivors Raise Funds for Jewish Camping

In 1942, the Jewish community was entrenched in the ghetto and Sarah Koll had the dire (and accurate) premonition that life was about to get much worse. She instructed her eight-year old daughter, Paula to take care of her younger brother, should bad come to worse.

News Briefs | Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Northwest NJ Jewish Community Dedicates New Chabad Educational Center

Some 300 guests, among them community leaders, members and well wishers turned out last Sunday to celebrate the dedication of the new Chabad Educational Center of Northwest NJ.

News Briefs | Friday, June 12, 2009

Tashkent First Graders Celebrate Siddur Party

First grade students at the Ohr Avner-Chabad School in Tashkent, Uzbekistan performed for family members, showed off their Hebrew language skills, and received their own prayer books at a traditional Mesibat HaSiddur ceremony to mark an important milestone in Jewish education – achieving basic Hebrew proficiency.

Zalman Nelson | News Briefs | Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chabad at Cannes Film Festival

Chabad’s mitzvah-smart mobile was a sight in contrasts at last week’s Cannes Film Festival. During the week-long event, the city’s normal population numbers of 70,000 swells to 200,000. Many were pleased to meet up with Chabad, and welcomed the offer to do a mitzvah and take a few minutes to reflect amid the endless partying.

News Briefs | Thursday, May 21, 2009

Encountering Chabad at Hanover Israel Day Festival

Sunday’s fourth annual Israel Day Festival in Hanover, Germany drew more than 1000 local Jews and featured Jewish, Israeli, religious and cultural  attractions, including a popular booth from Chabad-Lubavitch of Hanover.

Zalman Nelson | News Briefs | Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Utah Governor Huntsman Returns From Trade Mission to Israel

News Briefs | Monday, May 18, 2009

Photos: Lag B'Omer Parade In Moscow Russia

News Briefs | Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Israeli Delegates to Eurovision With Chabad in Moscow

News Briefs | Monday, May 11, 2009

Scotland's Rabbi Jacobs Speaks in Parliament

( Rabbi Mendel Jacobs, Scotland’s only Scottish Rabbi and Minsiter of Synagogue -Shul In The Park, who is also Chabad emissary, visited the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this week to lead the Time For Reflection for the Parliament.

News Briefs | Friday, April 24, 2009

Photos: Passover in Mumbai

The seders in Mumbai were part of the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch Passover campaign funded by the support of philanthropists, including Mr. George Rohr and Mr. Guma Aguiar . A special grant for the Indian seders was made by Australian philanthropist, Rabbi Joseph Gutnick .

News Briefs | Monday, April 20, 2009

Blessing the Sun On the Congo River

News Briefs | Sunday, April 12, 2009

Photos: Chabad Universo

News Briefs | Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Photos: Jews Rock At Sighet Festival

News Briefs | Monday, August 25, 2008