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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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Rabbi Brings Refreshments, Food to Police on Guard Outside Manchester Arena Following Deadly ISIS Suicide Bombing - Algemeiner

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

A rabbi handed out hot beverages and food on Tuesday to police officers standing guard outside the Manchester Arena, where a deadly terrorist attack took place the previous night. Rabbi Shneur Cohen, of Chabad Manchester City Centre, was seen seen on a video published by the British radio station LBC distributing coffee and pastries at the site where a suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded dozens of others on Monday...

In a City Gripped by Shock, Manchester Jews Unite in Sorrow and Determination After Concert Suicide Bombing - Algemeiner

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Volunteers from the Chabad movement were out on the streets of Manchester after the blast, bringing hot food and drinks to emergency workers and survivors...

Manchester Reacted To One Act Of Hate With Thousands Of Acts Of Love - UNILAD

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Mancunians have been sharing brews with the emergency services who have worked through the night to keep the survivors safe. As police are stationed at cordons around the city, Rabbi Cohen of Chabad Manchester City centre is delivering cups of tea is the epitome of Mancuian unity...

The People of Manchester Are Responding to the Concert Attack With Acts of Kindness - Buzzfeed

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Goodwin wasn't the only one. Rabbi Shneur from the Chabad Lubavitch synagogue was handing out coffees to police officers at the cordon around Manchester Arena. "We are Manchester, we stand together," he told BuzzFeed News. "Today we're going to stand stronger and taller and get out and do that extra bit of kindness."...

Rabbi Bringing Tea for Police at the Cordon - Buzzfeed on Twitter

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

Caption: Rabbi bringing tea for police at the cordon. "We are Manchester. We are together"

Volunteers Are Bringing Food to Help Those Stranded by the Manchester Attack - Metro News - UK

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The generosity and selflessness of Mancunians in the face of tragedy has been an ongoing theme of a dark day. Earlier, Rabbi Shneur Cohen showed support for the police by delivering coffees and pastries to officers working in the city...

Video: Rabbi Brings Refreshments to Manchester Police After Terror Attack - Jewish Chronicle- UK

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

A strictly Orthodox rabbi was at the scene of the terror attack at Manchester Arena to provide support for emergency workers. Rabbi Shneur Cohen, of Chabad Manchester City Centre, and his colleagues gave out hot drinks and food to the police... We’re here today at the scene showing support for the police that are doing the marvellous work, bringing hot drinks and a Danish to all the officers. “We send our love and support for all those who have lost lives and those that were hurt in this terrible incident. We are Manchester; we will stand together strong, shoulder to shoulder, with positive acts of kindness. Everyone can do their bit, show a smiling face...

In Aftermath of Terror Attack, Manchester Jews Pull Together, Think of Israel - Times of Israel

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“We’ve been out the entire night visiting the crew, helping people who were separated from their families and trying to get back home. We’ve been bringing warm blankets, and now in the morning we brought hot drinks and danishes for the police and law enforcement,” Rabbi Shneur Cohen told The Times of Israel by phone from the scene...

JHP, Pioneer in Peer-to-Peer Programming on Campus, Honors Jonathan Schottenstein and David Sandelovsky - PR Newswire

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Zev Johnson, Director of Chabad Jewish Student Center at University of Texas in Austin, launched JHP on their campus--what they call "JTribe"--3 years ago. As Rabbi Johnson explains, "I believe we need to inspire and empower the students to fulfill that mission - make them mini-shluchim, mini-emissaries, mini-advocates as Jewish leaders empowered to make their impact on campus." Furthermore, he continues, "JHP is the most critical, important movement on campus. I personally am invested and want to see it go national. I think every Chabad house really needs this in the nation, and I believe it can actually influence and affect more people than we reach on the ground."...

Opening of New Glatt-Kosher Eatery at Arizona State University Hailed as ‘Historical Event’ - Algemeiner

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

The long-awaited opening of a glatt-kosher restaurant at Arizona State University (ASU) has demonstrated to students that the administration is serious about its commitment to Jewish life on campus, reported on Monday. The Chick-In eatery’s debut was called a “historical event” by the Chabad at ASU director, Rabbi Shmuel Tiechtel — who was the driving force behind the initiative — for the school’s some 3,200 Jewish students. Before the restaurant opened in March, previous on-campus kosher food options were limited to Shabbat and holiday dinners at the Chabad house...

She Spied on the Nazis for the Allies. Now 97, Jewish Woman Tells How She Did It - Sacramento Bee - CA

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

...In a speech sponsored by the Sierra Jewish Academy and Rabbi Yossi Grossbaum of the Chabad Jewish Community Center of Folsom, Cohn, author of the memoir “Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany,” told her story as if it were yesterday...

Chabad School to Honor Schusterman - Atlanta Jewish Times - GA

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

Chabad Intown Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman is one of 60 alumni of Chabad’s flagship Oholei Torah Educational Institute in Brooklyn being honored at the school’s annual dinner Sunday, May 28. Oholei Torah ( sought nominations from Chabad community members worldwide to find 60 alumni to honor as part of the celebration of its 60 years of operation...

Biographer of Rebbe to Visit Pinellas Chabad - Pinellas Jewish Press - FL

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

As world Jewry prepares to mark the 23rd anniversary of the death of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, two local Chabads are preparing a special event in Palm Harbor to honor his memory. Rabbi Elkanah Shmotkin, coauthor of Early Years, a new book on the Rebbe, will speak at Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor, on Sunday, June 18 at 7 p.m. The event is being sponsored by both Chabad of Pinellas County and Chabad of Clearwater and is open to the public...

Buddy Baseball's Return a Boon for Special Needs - Jerusalem Post

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

Friendship Circle Central Jerusalem, together with Kraft Stadium and the Feuerstein Institute, will host its annual Buddy Baseball All-Star Game for children with special needs in Israel on June 11th at Kraft Stadium, with several dignitaries expected to be in attendance. A non-competitive, friendship- building baseball league, Buddy Baseball, founded by Dean Klassman of Chicago, provides an opportunity to build self-esteem and create warm, lasting memories on the baseball field...

Friendship Circle to Host 8th Annual 'Friendship Walk' - S. Diego Community News - CA

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

On Sunday, May 21, The Friendship Circle in San Diego will hold its eighth annual Friendship Walk at the San Diego Jewish Academy. The Friendship Circle is a nonprofit organization that supports individuals with special needs and their families. The walk will raise funds for The Friendship Circle and is also intended to raise awareness for those with special needs, according to Elisheva Green, executive director of The Friendship Circle SD. Parking for the event is free, shuttle services will be provided and the route is wheelchair and stroller-friendly...

‘Jewish Wynnewood’ Seeks to Expand the Neighborhood - Jewish Exponent - PA

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The Kohelet Foundation awarded a $20,000 grant to Chabad of Penn Wynne and Congregation Beth Hamedrosh to expand their local part of the community and encourage others to move there by using a promotional marketing campaign. The Kohelet grant went toward the creation of a video, a website (, and other promotional content, and funded a presentation of the video at the OU Community Fair several weeks ago. This weekend, both congregations will be hosting a community Shabbaton for out-of-town guests...

1,500 Attend Chabad Lag B'Omer Event - Jewish News of Greater Phoenix - AZ

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

An estimated 1,500 or more people gathered at Castles & Coasters in Phoenix on May 14 for Chabad of Arizona’s community Lag B’Omer celebration. The day-long event, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., was a joint program for all the Chabad centers across the state and was publicized as a community day of unity in honor of Lag B’Omer. Activities included riding roller coasters, a rope course and a zip line, as well as a children’s Lag B’Omer program, lunch and a raffle...

Bonfire & Petting Zoo Comes To Forest Hills on Lag B’Omer - The Forest Hills/Rego Park Times - NY

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

Residents from Forest Hills and greater New York began their weekend enjoying a wide range of festivities in commemoration of Lag B’Omer at Chabad of Forest Hills North on 68th Road. Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-day period between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot. The events were coordinated by Rabbi Mendy Hecht and Rebbetzin Chaya Hecht...

Club Cooks up Kosher Cuisine for Shabbat Dinners - Daily Bruin - UCLA

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

Thursday evenings are meal prep nights for Elisa Gurevich. Last week, the co-director of Chabad House at UCLA set a large stainless-steel bowl filled with bread dough onto a long wooden table in her family’s Westwood townhouse. By 8:30 p.m., the members of the Kosher Cooking Club had entered the home and had begun to prepare for the next day’s Shabbat dinner. They quickly got to work...

Mom Watches 10th Child Get Married on Mother's Day - New York Post

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:00:00 EST

It was one Mother’s Day gift that his nine siblings couldn’t top. A Brooklyn mom joyously watched Sunday as the last of her 10 children got married — at the Crossroads of the World, no less. “Even if I had all the money in the world, the best gift I could give my mother would be to get married,” 23-year-old groom J.J. Hecht II admitted to The Post...