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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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Chabad, Hillel Offering Services For Jewish High Holidays - Onward State - Penn State University

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Chabad of Penn State will hold its services at the Hyatt Place Hotel downtown in Fraser Centre. Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20; 9 a.m. Thursday, September 21; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 21; and 9 a.m. Friday, September 22. The organization hopes the free service and friendly environment will attract members of the Jewish community who would not otherwise formally celebrate the holidays...



Festivals Versus Freshers' Week — This Year You Can Enjoy Both - Jewish Chronicle - UK

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Zalman Lewis, representing Chabad in Sussex, says his job is to help Jewish students engage with Judaism. “This year freshers’ week coincides with Rosh Hashanah, so some students may feel conflicted. “Jewish students in Sussex are generally from a traditional background, but have chosen not to go to a “Jewniversity”. This can make things more difficult for them if they want to stay connected, but also more fulfilling when they do...



After Irma, Tampa Bay Synagogues Get Ready for Rosh Hashana - Tampa Bay Times - FL

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...But Rabbi Alter Korf of the Chabad Jewish Center of Greater St. Petersburg, which also lost power, couldn't say the same. The center had to help members, some of whom are elderly, relocate before the hurricane. After the storm, they took hot meals and cold water to those without electricity. "I don't think God wants me to think of Rosh Hashana right now," Korf said last week. "Everything that can be done to preserve life takes precedence." By Monday, conditions were less dire. Power was back at the center and most members' homes, and Korf announced that Chabad had "shifted our focus to prepare for Rosh Hashana."...



Short Supply of Yanover Esrogim Makes For Limited Selection and High Prices - Hamodia

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“There were a few fields that grew nice esrogim, but a lot of others didn’t grow anything at all or only ones that were very small,” said Rabbi Menachem Lazar, co-director of Chabad Piazza of Bologna, Rome, who is involved in supervising the fields in which the esrogim grow. “There are a lot fewer that are even decent … people should expect a higher price, and the minimum prices will be at almost no profit. Sochrim will be looking to repay their expenses with the more expensive esrogim.”...



Hurricane Harvey Fundraising for Jewish Houston Just Getting Started - Jewish Journal - CA

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...By mid-September, the religious outreach group had collected approximately $800,000 in cash donations and donated goods worth hundreds of thousands more for relief efforts in the Houston and Corpus Christi regions, according to Rabbi Chaim Lazaroff, Chabad’s Hurricane Harvey relief coordinator. The funds are being used for storm cleanup, trucking of goods, emergency assistance, temporary housing, a food and supplies pantry, a Chabad command and call center and more, he wrote in a Sept. 17 email...



Free and Low-Cost Yom Kippur Services Around the Bay Area - Jweekly - CA

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Chabad of Petaluma will host services Sept. 29 and 30 with break-the-fast at 7:34 p.m. Free with RSVP, donations encouraged...



15-Minute Judaism 'Slacker' Service Returns To 606 For Rosh Hashana - DNAinfo Chicago

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Scheduled for 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, the "Shofar on The 606" service will take place on the elevated Bloomingdale Trail at 1801 N. California Ave., according to Rabbi Yosef and Sara Moscowitz. Sara Moscowitz said that the shofar service drew more than 150 people last year, the first time that it was held on the Bloomingdale Trail. The idea for the free service was sparked by a desire to come up with new and creative ways to bring Jews together...



Chabad Mercer Island Offers Free, 30-Minute Rosh Hashanah Service - Mercer Island Reporter - WA

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“The Rebbe insisted that Judaism be made accessible to all Jews,” Kornfeld said. “During the High Holiday period, accessibility can mean different things to different people. For some it means shorter, more user-friendly services, for others it means a nonjudgmental atmosphere, while for still others accessibility means affordability, and no expectation of membership or affiliation. Our goal is to lower the barriers of entry, and to encourage each and every Jewish person to actively participate in the observances of Rosh Hashana.”...



New Generations Learn About Rosh Hashanah, the Celebration of Jewish New Year - El Paso Times - TX

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Yisrael Greenberg of Chabad Lubavitch at 6615 Westwind Drive recently showed his grandson, Menachem Greenberg, 3, how to use the shofar. The shofar is a ram’s horn trumpet used in religious ceremonies.



Friendship Circle: Accept Who We Are - Atlanta Jewish Times - GA

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The special needs community has for too long been marginalized in the greater Jewish community. Friendship Circle’s mission is to showcase the beauty of every soul. We know that we do not all speak the same language, but we all feel and need the same love. At Friendship Circle, the 150 volunteers are taught to genuinely accept their special friends for who they are. Through education workshops, friendship pairings and inclusion, the volunteers and the 80 individuals with special needs get a chance to celebrate diversity and value differences...



Hurricane Irma: Chabad Naples Volunteers Help With Storm Cleanup - Naples Daily News - FL

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...More than 100 people filled the entrance of Chabad Naples on Sunday. Groups from Miami and Tampa Bay took the two-hour ride to Collier County, ready to take on any mission given by Rabbi Fishel Zaklos. “We had about 30 requests for help,” he said. “Many are from older or disabled residents.”...



Binghamton University's Chabad Inducts New "Legacy" Torah - WICZ-TV - Binghamton, NY

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

Binghamton University's Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life inducted a special "Legacy" Torah on Sunday morning. More than 200 students and community members gathered on campus to parade Judaism's most sacred book before dancing and reading from it at the Chabad Center on Murray Hill Road. "It will sit here with our other three Torahs, but this one is a little more special because it's really connected with students who went here," said Mariah Stein, Chabad President...



Chabad Celebrates Binghamton Legacy Torah With Parade - Pipe Dream - Binghamton University, NY

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

The Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life celebrated the induction of a new Torah scroll with a welcoming celebration and parade from University Union to the Chabad House on Sunday afternoon. Dubbed the “Binghamton Legacy Torah,” it will serve as the centerpiece of Jewish life at Binghamton University. The Legacy Torah marks the development of Chabad from a small group of a dozen or so students to an organization that represents a significant portion of the Jewish student population at BU. Steven Levy, ‘85, came back to witness the event and see for himself the growth of Chabad...



North Broward Jewish Institutions Reach out With Relief After Irma - Jewish Journal/Sun Sentinel - FL

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Goldblatt said his children learned first-hand what it means to give up their own time and give to others through this outreach. "They found it was very rewarding. They saw the smiles on people's faces as they handed over the food so it meant a lot to them. Once we came back that night, I asked the kids at the dinner table what memories stood out the most to them by giving out the food, and they said that one lady broke out in a little dance once we brought the food to her." This outreach was also part of the synagogue's participation in Chabad Lubavitch of Florida's hurricane relief efforts...



Jewish Children Make Traditional Musical Horns for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur - Ithaca Journal - NY

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“It’s a sacred exercise for Jews,” said Rabbi Dovid Birk, program director at Chabad Cornell, who led the workshop. “There’s something in the process of hearing the sound of the shofar that inspires us on this day and moves us to repentance.” Birk, who has led shofar workshops at Cornell, drilled holes in the rams’ horns before the students sanded and polished them. He said the rams’ horns were purchased from a Texas farmer...



Chabad to Open First Jewish Center in Gainesville - Inside NoVA - North VA

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The rabbi and his wife will join an already existing team of six Northern Virginia Chabad rabbis to establish the newest center in the state. The new Chabad center will be an all-inclusive Jewish home, serving the Jewish needs of the greater Gainesville area. Holiday services, Hebrew school, Shabbat dinners and community events will all run from the new location, which is set to open in time for the upcoming Jewish High Holidays. “Gainesville is a young and growing area,” Perlstein said. “We look forward to having a part in building a special community here.”...



Chabad Offers High Holidays Services for Jews of All Backgrounds - Walton Sun - FL

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Chabad of the Emerald Coast, the local branch of the largest Jewish outreach organization in the world, has presented its own High Holiday services option, providing free Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in a warm and inclusive setting. Chabad’s services are “user-friendly,” making it enjoyable and meaningful for both the beginner and the advanced. Song, commentary and the use of English-Hebrew prayerbooks, enable those of all levels to become active participants in the services. “According to Jewish tradition, on the Jewish New Year, the doors of Heaven are open. G-d accepts prayers from everyone,” said Chabad Rabbi, Rabbi Tenenboim, who is hosting free services in Destin...



Interactive Shofar Factory Comes to Chabad of Riverdale - Jewish Link - NY

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

In preparation for the Jewish New Year, children and their families will craft their very own ram’s horn instrument, known as a “shofar” in Hebrew, at Chabad-Lubavitch of Riverdale’s “Shofar Factory.” The children—with appropriate adult supervision—will help to cure, measure, saw, drill and polish a real ram’s horn to transform it into a working shofar instrument. When the horns are complete, participants will learn how to perform the traditional sequence of notes sounded on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year...



Irma Damage in Virgin Islands a 'Humanitarian Crisis': Survivor - New York Post

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Asher Federman — who moved with his family to Estate Nazareth from Crown Heights in 2005 — heads the Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center of the Virgin Islands and has been working on recovery efforts since Irma struck on Sept. 6. “The damage here is unprecedented,” he told The Post. “This is literally a humanitarian crisis here in the United States.”...



Bethlehem Chabad Next Chapter for Adams House - Albany Times Union - NY

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

...A year ago, the Bethlehem Chabad bought it and began restoring the interior to match Adams' splendid vision. "There were cubicles inside everywhere when we bought it, which was not in the spirit of Adams," said Chanie Simon, the Chabad co-director with her husband, Rabbi Zalman Simon. "We had a ribbon-cutting last week to celebrate the completion of the renovation. It is a beautiful home for us and our friends."...