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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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Photos: MegaChallahBake at Mapewood in Easton - Stoughton, MA Wicked Local

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

Some 200 children mixed, kneaded and braided dough at the KidsMegaChallahBake Monday, Jan. 16, at Maplewood Day Camp in Easton. The even was organized by Chabad of Mansfield, Chabad of Sharon, and Shaloh House Chabad of the South Area.



Tasmania’s Triple Treat - Australian Jewish News

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...All three boys were taught by Rabbi Yochanan Gordon of Chabad of Tasmania, who noted that the boys’ achievements were particularly noteworthy given they have never had access to formal Jewish education. “It really strengthened their connection [to Judaism],” Rabbi Gordon told The AJN. “One has already asked me about continuing to learn after his bar mitzvah.”...



12 Steps Expert, Rabbi to Speak in Fountain Hills, Phoenix - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

Chabad of Fountain Hills And The Jewish Recovery Fellowship of Arizona will host a Shabbaton Weekend with Rabbi Shais Taub, an internationally known speaker, writer and teacher on topics of Jewish spirituality who is also known for his work in the field of addiction. NPR dubbed him “an expert on the 12 Steps” and The New York Times called him “a phenomenon.”...



Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson Street - Photo - Jewish Press

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

Israeli Minister of the Interior Aryeh Deri revealed a new street sign during the opening ceremony for a new street in Kfar Chabad on January 10, 2017, named after Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. It’s called “HaRabbi Milubavitch Street”.



Daily Kickoff: Senators Sasse, Graham & Franken Dance, Swap Hats With Hasidic Jews on the Hill - Jewish Insider

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Sen. Ben Sasse tweeted a photo of Sen. Lindsey Graham with a group of Chabad-Lubavitch visitors:“On the subway to the vote, Lindsey literally struck up the conversation with “Hey Fellas. I love your hats.”...



IAC and Center City Chabad Host Menorah Lighting - Jewish Exponent - PA

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

The Israeli American Council (IAC), along with Center City Chabad, hosted a Rittenhouse Square menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration Dec. 27 at the Ethical Society for children and their families. They also collected coats for some of the city’s 800 homeless. The coat drive, which included donations from Rittenhouse Square building residents, was sponsored by the Friends of Rittenhouse Square.



Chabad Reaches All 50 States - New Voices

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

We all know the joke: The first life on Mars will be… a Chabad House. While Chabad, a juggernaut Jewish presence on nearly 200 campuses nation-wide, isn’t quite intergalactic yet, it recently took one step closer. Chabad is finally in all 50 states with its recent addition of a Chabad House in South Dakota...



Challah: Method Behind Myth - Daily North Shore - IL

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“Challah baking is a time-honored tradition,” said Rivke Flinkenstein, co-director of Chabad and the event coordinator. “This event underscores the unity of all Jewish women, of all backgrounds and affiliations, and presents an opportunity for women and girls from across the area to join together and share in this beautiful activity.”...



Jewish Life Influences Students' College Decisions - S. Louis Jewish Light

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Ben Schenberg is a freshman at University of Kansas, where he participates in Hillel and Chabad. Schenberg went through the college selection process last year and made a point to choose a school with a strong Jewish organization and community. “While I applied to schools without a Hillel, I didn’t even end up considering any of (them),” Schenberg said. “I also stay involved in Chabad, which at KU is stronger than ever. Hachnasat orchim, the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger, is very apparent and acted upon at KU.”...



Study: Chabad Rabbis Are Counselors of First Resort on College Campuses - Jewish Journal - CA

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...College campuses are “big, cold, impersonal places, basically,” said Rabbi Dov Wagner, the Chabad emissary at USC. When you’re around to listen to people, he said, “people wanna have a conversation.” Wagner has seen students walk into his Craftsman home near campus to seek guidance with issues ranging from eating disorders to a death in the family. When mental health care is the appropriate solution, he refers the students to professional help, but more often students show up with more mundane personal troubles...



America’s Finest Kosher (and Halal) Diner Debuts at UCSD - Times of S. Diego - CA

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Yudell Reiz of Chabad Center of University City, who helps supervise the kosher preparation, spoke about the restaurant’s appeal to nonstudents as well. “It’s a very big deal both for the students and the community,” Reiz said. “It means a lot. The kosher options in San Diego are quite limited.”...



Montana Chumash Project Spreads Light to Jewish Families - KULR-8 - Billings, MT

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Chaim Bruk says that the Jewish community shouldn't give Anti-Semites too much attention because a counter protest is exactly what they're looking for. That's why he decided to instead do something positive for the Jewish families living in Montana. He hopes to be able to send a Torah to every Jewish family in the state, which he estimates to be about 1,500 households. He wants to make sure that every Jew in Montana feels supported and proud of their religion in the face of hate...



Grant Provides New Windows for Saratoga Chabad - Saratogian - Saratoga Springs, NY

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

Thanks to a grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Foundation, 11 new windows and shades will be installed at Saratoga Chabad, 130 Circular St., in the next couple of months. “It’s very important; this way we’ll be able to have more air flowing through and more insulation in the winter and it’ll keep the building warmer,” said Rabbi Abba Rubin. “We’re very happy that they considered us to get this grant.”...



Montana Rabbi to Neo-Nazis: Torah Topples Hate - Arutz Sheva

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...In response to the march, Bruk has launched the Montana Chumash Project, an effort to give every Jewish family in Montana—some 1,500 households in all—a copy of the Kehot Chumash (The Five Books of Moses). Bruk sees the gift, funded by Jews and non-Jews around the country, as the ultimate act of defiance against darkness. “We do not consider it our job to protest the haters,” says Bruk. “Rather, we wanted to respond with something they could never compete with. Darkness is allergic to light, and this gift is the ultimate act of light.”



Lighting the Menorah: Old Tappan Hosts Hanukkah Celebration - Northern Valley Press - NJ

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“A big thank you to the Old Tappan Mayor and Council and to the chief of police for their support,” Rabbi Lewis wrote on Facebook. “To the musicians, Yeshaya and Michael, Keith Leef for his fire show, to all the volunteers and to all who came out to enjoy a spectacular evening. Thank you and Happy Chanukah.”



Lighting the Way: Pascack Valley Hanukkah Events Seek to Inspire Community - Pascack Press - NJ

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Drizin, who also organized the ceremony, said that Valley Chabad chose a high-traffic area for the menorah lighting in order to reach and celebrate with more people. The rabbi said that the attendees shared their holiday treats and drinks with shoppers and passersby. The rabbi said they aimed to “bring the culture and celebration to where people are.” “Hanukkah has this unique ingredient,” he said. “It’s about the public; about the people.”..



A Festival of Lights: Englewood Gathers to Celebrate Hanukkah - Northern Valley Press - NJ

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The menorah lighting and the reciting of the traditional Hanukkah prayers were supervised by Rabbi Ephraim Simon, the executive director and spiritual leader of Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County and the Teaneck Chabad House. Rabbi Simon has been presiding over the menorah lighting ceremony for 14 years, and as is the custom, the event was attended by other rabbis, Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle III, Englewood notables and a large gathering of residents...



A Jewish Spy Who Infiltrated Nazi Germany Visits Coral Springs - Coral Springs Talk - FL

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...She will be speaking about her book about her experience “Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany” at the Chabad of Coral Springs...



Rabbi Hilel Gives Students a Home Away From Home - Mustang News - Cal Poly

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

Tightly packed tables buzz with chatter. Plates and silverware clink. The commotion then subsides as one voice begins to emerge. It is raspy, with rhythm like the candle flames flickering in the corner. The words are Hebrew — a blessing before the wine. It’s a familiar introduction to the weekly Shabbat dinner hosted by Rabbi Chaim Hilel. This dinner gathering is just an example of one of the many services Hilel provides to the Jewish community as the only rabbi in San Luis Obispo. And he doesn’t even need a synagogue. Working out of his own home, he provides an environment for Jews to grow, spiritually and culturally...



Hundreds Gather for Chanukah Celebrations - Bournemouth Echo - UK

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Bentzion Alperowitz, of Chabad of Bournemouth, said the celebration reflected peace, freedom and hope. "This year alone Chabad hosted events in more than 80 countries," he said, speaking of menorahs at the White House in Washington and Trafalgar Square to name but a few. "The message is very simple: every individual should look at themselves as the light. If you kindle a flame you can see that light from everywhere. That's the message from Chanukah...