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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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New Sefer Torah Commemorates Normandy Landing - Arutz Sheva

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Jewish community members and guests gathered in Normandy, France, to mark the 73rd anniversary of the invasion by Western allies in World War II. The event, sponsored by Chabad-Lubavitch centers along the Normandy coast, first gathered at the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, where many young Jewish soldiers are buried, before heading to the memorial at Pointe du Hoc, which stands between Omaha and Utah beaches...

Chabad of Fountain Hills Purchases Building to Accommodate Growth - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - AZ

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“The new facility is going to have so much to offer the Jewish community,” said Shari Bender, who moved to Fountain Hills with her husband about a year ago after driving one hour from New River every week for several months to attend Chabad’s services and programs. She said the Lipskiers have “a welcoming warmth about them.” “When you hear that you’re going to a Chabad and the rabbi is an Orthodox Jew — you’re not sure what to expect,” said Bender, who grew up in a Conservative home and described herself as “very Reform” when she first met the Lipskiers. “But there’s no judgment, there are no prerequisites, there’s no trying to get you to do any more than you’re comfortable with...

Chabad Breaks Ground on Building That Will Double Structure's Size - Jewish Community Voice - NJ

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

When Chabad Lubavitch of Camden & Burlington Counties moved into its current location at 1925 Kresson Road in Cherry Hill in 2002, approximately 50 people would come weekly for Shabbat services. Today, 200 people come every week. In addition, the Hebrew school has 80 children enrolled and 50 people often come for adult education classes. Chabad celebrated its present success and is looking to the future by launching an expansion of its current building. On Sunday, June 11, Chabad conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking that will greatly enhance its ability to grow. The event was attended by several hundred people, who came out on a hot June day to witness the groundbreaking...

Marrakech: Jews, Christians, Muslims Donate Food to Families for Ramadan - Morocco World News

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The Fellowship, along with Jeunesse Chabad Maroc and the Mimouna Association, a Muslim student organization, took initiative in this service project. Each box that families receive from the Fellowship, Chabad, and Mimouna contains traditional Ramadan foods, including dates, tea, lentils, chickpeas, and other staples. This food delivery service is scheduled to continue in Casablanca and Rabat until June 21...

Chabad Jewish Center of Pudong Educates Jewish Children in Shanghai - Global Times - China

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Earlier in June, students of Pudong-Shanghai Hebrew School tugged at their parents and teachers' heartstrings with a moving performance linking the past and the present of the Jewish community in Shanghai. The children were celebrating the end of the academic year with speeches and video projects presenting the chronology of Jewish migration to the city. Chabad Jewish Center of Pudong has been running a Hebrew school for more than 10 years. Established by Rabbi Avraham Greenberg and his wife Nechamie Greenberg, it is devoted to educating Jewish children with the basics of Jewish culture and traditions as well as the language...

The Sea Gate Shul Torahs Rescued Again - Jewish Press

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Brikman added: “I have to tell you something that I found amazing. You ask why Hashem allowed it. But it’s irrelevant why Hashem allowed it. I can’t explain that because I am not Hashem. “What happened was not our choice. But how we react – that is our choice. Are we going to take something tragic and turn it into an opportunity to recognize that fire is a passion and that we have to keep peace with the fire in our souls? That’s our message...

IFCJ, Chabad Provide Food Aid to Needy Moroccan Muslim Families for Ramadan - JNS

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

In a sign of interfaith cooperation between the three Abrahamic faiths, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), partnering with local Chabad chapter, Jeunesse Chabad Maroc, and the Mimouna Association, a Muslim student group, has begun a special Ramadan initiative to deliver food aid to needy Moroccan families. The program, officially launched Sunday with an interfaith dinner at the Slat al Azama Synagogue in the Jewish Quarter in Marrakech, will provide food packages to some 1,500 local Moroccan Muslim families ..

Come Together: For Rabbi Yaakov Klein, Moscow Is About Building Community - Moscow Times - Russia

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Having five kids born here makes Moscow feel like home. This is their life, they don’t know of anything else. There’s two parts to it. There’s a spiritual part, a sense of responsibility and mission – not really missionary, but a sense of purpose. Chabad philosophy says that every human being is unique: there are no two alike. And God doesn’t make junk. If you’re here then there’s something important for you to do...

Colel Chabad: Israel’s Longest Running Charity - Jewish Press

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“As the oldest continuously-run organization in the country providing food and support for those in need, we are honored to have been chosen to embark on this major first step in revolutionizing food security across Israel,” said Mendy Blau, Israel Director of Colel Chabad. “This is the first time that such a large scale program has been initiated by the Ministry, working to help those suffering from food insecurity in a meaningful and respectful way. Our ultimate goal is not just about giving handouts but inspiring these families to change their habits to become more self-sufficient and escape poverty...

When Wheelchairs Fly in Jerusalem - Jerusalem Post

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Hassan-Nahoum praised the Friendship Circle children who are a model to all that “everyone can play baseball, with hands or feet, and wheelchairs are not a limit, just a challenge to be overcome.” Each of the young participants felt like a hero – running from base to base, assisted by their special buddy. Even the sky wasn’t the limit when 15 of the young participants in wheelchairs were escorted, their chairs whizzing around the field, cheered on by the proud spectators as if they were participating in an Olympic event...

My Father, Elie Wiesel - Tablet

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

There was a time when I could not see clearly what I had in my father. I loved him, but I saw his quiet voice as weakness, not strength. I did not want to be like him—so I felt, so I said, and so I acted. And it was at this time, when I had never been more distant from him, when I had wanted nothing more than to be free of my family’s history—that the Lubavitcher Rebbe gave my father a blessing. “One day,” the Rebbe told my father, “you will be proud of your son—he will be proud of you—and then you will both be proud of me.”...

Chabad Honors Mayor Weber - Agoura Hills Acorn - CA

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Rabbi Moshe Bryski from the Chabad of the Conejo, left, and longtime friend Denis Weber, mayor of Agoura Hills, enjoy a moment at the Chabad’s June 11 gala fundraiser. Weber was the guest of honor at the Four Seasons Westlake Village event. Titled Leaders, Heroes and Lamplighters, the evening included dinner, entertainment and a tribute to Weber and other local leaders...

LPS Holds First-Ever Spelling Bee - Jewish Link - NJ

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Tali! Tali!” could be heard on the streets of Tenafly last Friday in an attempt to drown out the equally raucous shouts of “Isaac! Isaac!” being screamed by the other half of the Lubavitch on the Palisades School. A week of preparation, anticipation, and competition culminated in a championship showdown on Friday to determine the school champion in the-ever annual LPS Spelling Bee. The National Scripps Spelling Bee words became the task for Shavuot week. The daunting list was tackled by the middle schoolers in earnest...

Bring on the 'Bubbe Meises' - S. Louis Jewish Light - MO

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“What about bringing salt or jam to someone moving into a new home,” offered Malcolm Barnett. “Or touching the mezuzah on the doorpost when you enter.” Both are intended as a protection of sorts, but there is a clear distinction between salt or jam (a superstition) and the mezuzah. This is where traditions sometimes get hazy. It’s important to remember we follow some practices because they are so written in the Torah, according to Rabbi Yosef Landa, director of the St. Louis Chabad. “Having a mezuzah on the door is a commandment...

Second Annual Buddy Baseball All Star Game for Special Need Kids - Arutz Sheva

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Debbie Berkowicz, mother of Yossi, was particularly moved when the parents of Yossi's Buddy Volunteer at the game approached her and expressed a wish to take hero Yossi out to dinner. "When I heard this," noted Chanie Canterman, Director the FC Central Jerusalem, "I was overjoyed. This was a clear indicator that the message of Buddy Baseball had reached way beyond the sports field and baseball diamond. Friendships with people with unique challenges is a win/win both for the FC participants and the volunteers, and these parents were modelling a lesson of acceptance and kindness that will make their children better adults and leaders...

At LI's Newest Mikvah, Waiting for Rain to Come - Jewish Star - Long Island, NY

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Long Island’s newest mikvah was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday. Now, all that stands between it and its furthance of tahara mishpacha is a small amount of additional rainwater. Hopefully, "it will rain before The Jewish Star comes out," said Rabbi Shimon Kramer of Bellmore’s Chabad Center for Jewish Life. [And it did! It rained early Wednesday morning as the Star's print edition was on its way to newsstands.] “Today is the holiest day in Merrick,” he said on Sunday. “From 1643, Merrick has been waiting for a mikvah.”...

Chabad of Short Hills Set for 'Milestone' Move Into New Location - New Jersey Jewish News

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Ahavath Torah: Chabad of Short Hills has acquired a new home on South Orange Avenue in Livingston, the site of the former Don’s Restaurant. Religious leader Rabbi Mendel Solomon called it “a dream that has been a long time coming.” After the May 26 real estate closing, Solomon, who has led the congregation along with his wife, Chana Devorah, for 22 years, said, “We are absolutely elated. On the one hand, we are overwhelmed by the enormous task ahead; on the other hand, we are energized for the task ahead.” ...

Police Investigating After Anti-Israel Sticker Posted on Door of Jewish Center - FOX21 - Colorado Springs, CO

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

Police are investigating a hate crime after an anti-Israel sticker was posted on the front door of a Jewish center in Colorado Springs Saturday morning. Surveillance footage shows two people walking up to the door of Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Colorado, placing something on it, then taking a photo. According to the center’s rabbi, Moshe Liberow, the sticker said “Fight Terror – Nuke Israel.”...

Chabad's Isolated Emissaries - Arutz Sheva

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...According to the Chabad website, the rabbis are also expected to meet Carles Puigdemont, president of Catalonia's autonomous region and former mayor of Girona. The conference will also highlight the rapid pace at which the Chabad network has grown in the world, with about three-quarters of the 45 participating rabbis coming from a variety of locations, from Greece to Angola, some having opened their Chabad House in 2000 or later...

Colorado Springs Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime After Anti-Israel Sticker Left at Synagogue - Colorado Springs Gazette - CO

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Surveillance footage shows the men walking up to Chabad Lubavitch of Southern Colorado just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday and placing a “FIGHT TERROR, NUKE ISRAEL” sticker on the center’s front door. Both men disappeared into the night, but not before one of them took a picture of the message. “He seems very proud and happy with his hate,” Rabbi Moshe Liberow said. The sticker has since been removed. Liberow and a member of his congregation first noticed the message Saturday morning before a Torah class...