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Stories and reports that have appeared in the media during the past two weeks regarding Chabad-Lubavitch

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Solon Chabad Endures as Jewish Hub - Cleveland Jewish News - OH

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Looking ahead, Solon Chabad leaders are looking south. Since many families that move to Solon come from Twinsburg, Greenberg said, Solon Chabad has plans to create a Chabad in that area. “The Jewish population is growing steadily yet there is no Jewish presence there,” he said. “In time for the upcoming High Holidays, our son Rabbi Mendy and his wife Mussie Greenberg will be launching the start of the Twinsburg Chabad together with their newborn daughter, Rochel, as a new beginning.”

Orthodox Woman Praised for Coming to Rescue of Distressed Child on Flight - Jewish Chronicle - UK

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Tension mounted as the child, thought to be around eight years old, became highly distressed and began to cry and shriek loudly. But eventually Rochel Groner, an emissary for Chabad in North Carolina who works with young people with special needs, came to his aid...

Photos of Jewish Woman Comforting Autistic Boy on Plane Go Viral - JTA

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“I felt I had to do something because no one was going to do something,” Rochel Groner, 33, told JTA. “I didn’t know if someone was going to get up and scream at this kid or if they were going to make an emergency landing.” Groner approached the young boy and extended her hand. The boy looked to be about 8 years old and was sitting with his mother, who was wearing a traditional Muslim head covering and spoke little English...

New Haven Yeshiva Growing, Moving to Former S. Brendan Campus - New Haven Register - CT

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

Rabbi Yosef Kalmenson, the revered dean at Yeshivas Beis Dovid Shlomo, said the rabbinic school was given “a unique blessing” when it opened 45 years ago. The late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as “the Rebbe” and spiritual leader of Hasidic Jews, said of the new school “that we should always be tight and be growing,” said Kalmenson, a Talmudic scholar and author of 22 books on the subject. The yeshiva has indeed become “tight” in its quarters at 292 Norton St., as its grown to become a leading Chabad institution, with 140 students (60 during the summer) who come from across the United States and beyond to be trained...

Chabad Shluchah Helps Autistic Child on Flight - Hamodia

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...On a connecting flight during the return trip back to the U.S., “about an hour into the 8 hr. flight,” wrote Rabbi Groner, “one of the young passengers, a little boy with Autism, started to have a meltdown. His cries were heard throughout the plane and you could feel the tension among the other passengers. “No one wanted to say anything but it was getting very uncomfortable. “After about 15 minutes, Rochel walked over to his seat by the window and put out her hand. He looked up and took it...

Young Rabbinical Students Travel Around Montana Visiting and Encouraging Jews - Helena Independent Record - MT

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

Who knows when someone might need a spiritual lift? Rabbinical students Leibel Kaplan, 19, and JJ Polter, 20, found themselves in a check-out line at the Great Falls Walmart the other day when a man in line with them spoke up. “He said ‘shalom, how are you? You’re Jewish!’ ” Kaplan said in an interview on Friday. “And he’s like, ‘I’ve been dying to see a rabbi for the past seven years.’”...

Kennesaw Chabad Finds Permanent Home - Atlanta Jewish Times - GA

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

The Kennesaw Chabad Jewish Center has found a piece of property adjacent to Kennesaw State University, giving it a chance to establish the first permanent home for a Jewish congregation in metro Atlanta west of Interstate 75. “To know that there is a permanent home for Jewish people right in the heart of Kennesaw is a huge milestone for the community and the university. It means a lot to everyone,” said Nechami Charytan, who directs the decade-old Chabad center with her husband, Rabbi Zalman Charytan...

Chabad Holds Summer Family Events - Greenwich Sentinel - CT

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

Chabad of Greenwich has an exciting slate of events this summer for the Jewish Community in and around Greenwich. Camp Gan of Greenwich, at Carmel Academy, 270 Lake Ave. has begun. On its last day, Aug. 10, it will host an end of year BBQ for all camp families and staff....

Jewish Moscow Presents 'Tefillin Bank' - Arutz Sheva

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...At the initiative's kickoff, three pairs of tefillin were presented to Jewish youths who had recently begun wearing tefillin but were forced to borrow since they did not have their own. Now, they will be able to wear tefillin each day without help from anyone else.

Effects of Harsh Winter in Italy Worry Producers of ‘Yanover’ Esrogim - Hamodia

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Menachem Lazar, co-director of Chabad Piazza Bologna, Rome, who is involved in supervising the fields on which the esrogim grow, said that a few days of severe frost this past winter had destroyed a large number of trees. “At first, the farmers told us that 90 percent had been wiped out. Now they think that it may be a little less, but that would still mean much less then we have ever had in a year,” he told Hamodia. “We won’t really know what the situation is until they are ready to be cut, but for sure there will be a lot less than usual and much lower quality.”...

Abbott Headlines Chabad North Shore Dinner - Australian Jewish News

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

More than $200,000 was raised for Chabad North Shore at its annual gala dinner at Curzon Hall last week, headlined by Tony Abbott. The Warringah MP and former prime minister didn’t disappoint, delivering a powerful speech in support of Israel and Australian Jewry that drew a standing ovation from the audience of 200. Reflecting on his trip to the Jewish State last month to receive an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University, Abbott described Israel as “a country which Australians feel very much at home in, almost like family”...

Photos: Chabad Of The Hamptons Unveils 'Bryan's Playground' At Carnival - East Hampton, NY Patch

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

The Chabad of the Hamptons of East Hampton held a carnival to celebrate and inaugurate their newly installed "Bryan's Playground" Sunday morning. Face painting, pony rides, popcorn, and balloon hats — worn proudly by Rabbi Leibel Baumgarten and his wife Goldie — were enjoyed by all. The state of the art playground was made possible by a generous gift from the Bryan Jacobson Foundation...

A Visit to Auschwitz, With a Pit Stop in Monaco: Russian Jews Find Love on Chabad-sponsored Trips - Haaretz

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The trips abroad – part of a program called Eurostars – have become Yahad’s flagship event in recent years. “We give them a ‘good time’ with a Jewish perspective,” says Yahad head Rabbi Mendy Wilansky. “In Russia, there are many young people who didn’t even know they were Jewish and discovered it only recently. And even if they know they’re Jewish – they don’t know anything about Judaism. So we have a double challenge: to find these Jews; and to get them to understand what Judaism is.”...

Roving Rabbis Coming to Mat-Su Borough - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman - AK

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

As part of a seven-decade old program dubbed 'The Roving Rabbis', two Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbinical students are visiting the Mat-Su Valley this July as part of their community outreach training. The young Rabbis-in-training will be spending their summer on the road, sharing their love for Jewish life and bringing the beauty of Judaism wherever they go. Rabbis Levi Levertov and Levi Katz will conduct their visits during the period of July 7- July 27...

Ground Broken on New Chabad House in Sylvania Township - 13abc Action News - Toledo, OH

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Approval for this plan was not always smooth. Some raised opposition to the plan during Sylvania township zoning meetings. Some people living in nearby neighborhoods called it too large, too institutionalized, saying it didn't take into account the needs of the property owners around it. Eventually issues were ironed out and zoning was approved. "It's hard to guess sometimes the needs of your neighbors and what was nice about it was in the end more or less we were able to come to an agreement on all the important issues," said Rabbi Shemtov...

Israeli General to Speak in Vail July 11 on Threats Against Jewish People - Vail Daily News - CO

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

Brig. Gen. (Ret) Assaf Orion, with the Israeli Defense Force, will be at the Chabad Vail Jewish Community Center, 450 E. Lionshead Cirlcle in Vail, July 11 at 7 p.m. to speak about countering the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and anti-semitism online. Orion joined the Institute for National Security Studies in Israel in late 2015 as a senior research fellow, following a long career in the Israeli Defence Force...

Chabad House Survivor Moshe to Visit Mumbai - Indo-Asian News Service

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

The present Mumbai Chabad-Lubavitch House Co-Director and Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky said they look forward to the visit by Moshe and the Israeli PM. “We look forward to welcoming Israel’s Prime Minister (Benjamin Netanyahu) in his visit to Mumbai with Moshe Holtzberg,” Rabbi Kozlovsky told IANS in an email. “We’re glad that Prime Minister Modi met with Moshe and recognised the sacrifice of his parents, an exceptional couple and our personal role-models, to establish Chabad-Lubavitch in Mumbai and their service to the Jewish people,” Rabbi Kozlovsky said...

India’s P.M. Narendra Modi Meets Moshe Holtzberg, Whose Parents Were Killed in Mumbai Terror Attack - Tablet

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...With Modi’s arms around him, Moshe welcomed the prime minister in Hindi. “Namaste, aapka swagat hai hamare desh mein (welcome to our country),” he said. “I want to ask you something from all of us: Please continue to love me forever. Thank you,” Holtzberg added. “And always remember my parents. I live in Afula, but I remember our connection to Nariman House. I hope I will be able to visit Mumbai and when I get older, I live there. Dear Mr. Modi, I love you and the people in India.”...

New Kosher Restaurant Opens in Copenhagen - Jewish Link - NJ

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...A new kosher restaurant, located at the Copenhagen Chabad House, seeks to strengthen the cultural bastions of Danish Jewry. Copenhagen currently has only one kosher market; the Chabad provides Shabbat dinner for over 100 community members. And since Denmark passed a law in 2014 banning kosher slaughter, it has become ever more difficult for observant Jews to live a halachic lifestyle...

Watch: Son of Slain Chabad Emissaries Tells Indian Pm He Will Take His Parents' Place in Mumbai - Breitbart

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“Dear Mr. Modi,” Holtzberg concluded, “I love you and your people in India.” Modi embraced the boy twice, holding him to his chest and telling him he was always welcome in India. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turned to Holtzberg and told him that Modi had extended an invitation to him to visit India and that he wished to be accompanied by the boy...