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Chabad-Lubavitch in the Media

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

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Meet Zalman Ives, the New Rabbi at Syracuse University's Chabad House - Daily Orange - Syracuse University, NY

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

The Chabad House at Syracuse University has hired Zalman Ives as its new associate rabbi and program director. His sole focus will be on supporting Jewish undergraduate students. Ives said he developed his passion for Judaism through his upbringing. Both of Ives’ parents joined the Chabad movement before they met. Growing up in London, Ives only attended Jewish private schools, where he learned the foundations of the Jewish faith. “It’s not just dry context,” Ives said. “The Torah provides me with a more meaningful life.”...

Moldovan Prime Minister Visits the Western Wall - Arutz Sheva

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...At the Western Wall, Filip met with Rabbi Menachem Mendel Zalmanov, the grandson of the Chabad emissary and Chief Rabbi of Moldova, Rabbi Zalman Hacohen Abelski. The two held a detailed conversation about the Jewish community and the Chief Rabbinate of Moldova. The prime minister was very moved during his visit as he recited a prayer in front of the Western Wall. He then placed a note between its stones...

United in Radlett as Lubavitch Centre Launches - Jewish Chronicle - UK

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Sendy Dubrawsky, who heads the centre, thanked the many people who had helped to make it a reality and said it would “enhance the community of Radlett and beyond”. Radlett United officer Dr David Glover wished Rabbi Dubrawsky and his wife Rochel "all the success in the world, I am sure we will form a great partnership to build Radlett into a great centre of Yiddishkeit.”

An Unlikely Friendship: The Rabbi Among the Mormons - Jerusalem Post

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...“For the Jewish ones, in my mind, it became sink or swim. So I started a separate endeavor called Chabad of Utah Project Heart, which at the time provided Hebrew education for at-risk teens. It’s not my program, but we supply Jewish support to the various treatment programs in existence.” Zippel recently came to Israel with a delegation from Utah of about 50 people, led by Governor Gary Herbert. During the trip, Zippel spoke about his work with Project Heart, hoping to educate an Israeli audience on the issue. Every year, out of the hundreds of Jewish youth who find themselves in Utah treatment centers, a small percentage are Israeli...

35,000 Jews Spend Shabbat in Hevron - Arutz Sheva

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Chabad of Hevron's Rabbi Danny Cohen said, "Chabad has always seen great importance in standing with the Jewish Community of Hevron. We are very happy to be holding the largest Shabbat meal in the world beside Me'arat Hamachpela, together with the thousands of Jews visiting Hevron for Shabbat." In recent days, the Jewish Community of Hevron began "Operation Machpela," to advance the rebuilding of Hevron's Jewish neighborhoods...

New Tech Lab Modernizes Illini Chabad - Daily Illini - University of Illinois

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...There are three purposes to the tech lab. The lab is meant to encourage students to collaborate with each other, serve as a workspace, and provide career assistance. The tech lab will host one guest speaker a month to discuss entrepreneurship, leadership, resume building and job searching. Starting next semester, the tech lab will launch Inova8, an internship program. “It’s exciting on all three parts: the collaborative workspace, the social part and the Inova8 internship part,” Tiechtel said...

Scottish Jews Have Their Own Official Tartan - Atlas Obscura

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Jacobs chose to build and register a design, later dubbed the “Kosher Tartan,” with the Scottish Tartan Authority. He says, “This was an idea that people could both wear with pride of [being] Jewish and their Scottish heritage combined together.” Various aspects of this design harken to Jewish faith. It contains three vertical lines and seven horizontal ones; both numbers are sacred, three representing unity and seven, arguably the holiest number in Jewish numerology, symbolizing completion...

Pick up Original Holiday Gifts Crafted by Unique Artists - Detroit Jewish News - MI

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

There’s a little-known gem brimming with goodness — good shopping, good deeds and good vibes — tucked away in West Bloomfield. The Dresner Foundation Soul Studio at the Farber Soul Center is an extension of Friendship Circle’s mission of inclusion of those in the community with special needs. The art studio provides a platform and outlet for adults with special needs to uncover their artistic talents and hone their creative skills. Painting, ceramics, weaving, sculpture, photography and more are introduced to the artists...

2 U of Illinois Students Charged With Vandalizing Campus Chabad Menorah - JTA

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

Two University of Illinois students will be charged with a felony for vandalizing the menorah in front of the Urbana-Champaign school’s Chabad Center for Jewish Life. Jacob Bassler and Nicholas Gustafson, both 18, turned themselves in to university police, the local Fox News affiliate reported. Security cameras caught two people pushing a shopping cart walking by the Chabad center on the southern Illinois campus on Oct. 28 trying to move the entire 9-foot menorah, then breaking off a branch and walking off with it...

Princeton Hillel Director Cancels Deputy Foreign Minister's Talk on Campus - Jerusalem Post

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...In a letter to the Israeli Consulate in New York, Rabbi Julie Roth, executive director of the Center for Jewish Life on Princeton’s campus, stated “The Center for Jewish Life at Princeton decided to postpone the program with Member of Knesset Tzipi Hotovely until we can properly vet the program through our Israel Advisory Committee. We are fortunate that our colleagues at Chabad agreed to host the program today as originally scheduled and we are encouraging our students who are interested to attend...

Game Changer Boca Jewish Day School Students Head To Key West To Help Post-Irma - Boca Newspaper - FL

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Their time in Key West started at the Chabad Center with Rabbi Yaakov Zucker at the Chabad Jewish Center in Key West. After unloading and putting to use their donated 40 pairs of gardening gloves, shovels, rakes, heavy duty brooms, trash bags, power drills, hand saws, chainsaws, garden rakes and more, they set to work removing fallen trees and other debris, as well as cleaning up...

Kansas Community Placing #KindnessInYourHands After Mass Shootings - Wichita Eagle - KS

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...The Chabad House – a student-led Jewish organization – on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence has initiated a “Random Acts of Goodness and Kindness” campaign, referred to as “Good Cards.” “There’s nothing Jewish, Christian or Muslim about it,” Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel, co-founder of the Chabad House, told the University Daily Kansan. “It’s just kindness.” And it is really, really simple to participate...

Want to Help? Do Your Research Before You Donate - New York Times

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Dr. Granowitz received proof of that early the next morning: In a text sent at 2 a.m., Rabbi Zarchi informed him that he had used some of the doctor’s money to buy a pallet of water and 451 cans of rice and beans (from a local Goya factory he had worked with), as well as much-needed cleaning supplies. He also sent and posted photos of that food being distributed to residents in a rural suburb of San Juan. “I was impressed,” Dr. Granowitz said. “Here’s a guy working tirelessly on behalf of the Puerto Rican people. And I know the money is being directly distributed to those who need it, not going to intermediaries...

Annual Shabbat 200 Dinner Celebrates 10th Anniversary on Nov. 10 - SOURCE - Colorado State University

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Students will have a four-course dinner that will be prepared in a specially koshered LSC kitchen, showcasing some of the delicious traditional Jewish foods. The Chabad Jewish Student Organization is encouraging students who don’t identify with Judaism to attend and educate themselves about the faith, especially in light of recent anti-semitic incidents at CSU. “The purpose of the dinner is an opportunity to showcase the beautiful cultural and educational aspects of Judaism,” said Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik, Chabad’s faculty advisor and a faculty adjunct in the CSU Department of Philosophy. “It involves traditions, food, atmosphere, community and unity.”...

Montenegro Gets a Rabbi While Waiting for a Synagogue - JTA

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...For the first time in over a century, the Jewish community of this small Balkan country has its own resident rabbi, its leaders said. Ari Edelkopf, a Los Angeles-born Chabad rabbi, settled in the capital Podgorica several weeks ago with his wife, Chana, and seven children. He said he is officiating from his home while waiting for the construction of the country’s first synagogue. Edelkopf also is Montenegro’s first resident rabbi since it became independent in 2006, breaking away from Serbia...

Chabad Jewish Center in Coral Springs Offering Culinary Classes - Sun Sentinel/Jewish Journal - FL

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...Each class focuses on a food genre and includes personal ingredients and a take-home finished product with everything being kosher. Chana Denburg, the synagogue's rebbetzin and co-director, said the Jewish Culinary Club offers something for every woman to learn. "I think there's something to learn for everybody, whether you're a novice and never stepped into a kitchen, or whether you're really a chef. However, even more than that, I think it will be a really positive experience to get together with friends and meet new ones in a warm inviting welcoming atmosphere while connecting to your Judaism at the same time."...

Eisenbach Shares Memories of Holocaust Survival at Local Chabad - Examiner News - Westchester, NY

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...isenbach, who survived the extermination of millions of his fellow Polish Jews along with most of his immediate family, visited Chabad of Briarcliff and Ossining on October 25 to share his intimate and poignant story of heartbreak and hope. A recently retired dentist at 93, now an author and lecturer, Eisenbach reached back in time to the moment when he and his family and more than 300,000 Jews living in Lodz, Poland, became the first victims of Hitler’s rage against the Jews. Lodz was contained in Nazi barbed wire in a prison-like ghetto...

State's Attorney: Suspects Could Face Felony Charges After Damaging Menorah - WCCU - Champaign, IL

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...For some, this may seem like a prank. However, because it was a religious symbol that was targeted, the suspects could face more serious charges. "If there is an anti-Semitic component to this, we're going to treat it much more seriously," Champaign County States Attorney Julia Reitz said. "Even if it's just mere drunken vandalism, [there are] consequences both for the individual, who could end up with a felony charge, as well as for the community as a whole."...

Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy Students Turn Pocket Change Into Significant Donation for Hurricane Relief - Republican - MA

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

...n a fundraiser dubbed "Penny Wars," students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade at Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy raised $1,217.14 in pennies, nickels and dimes for donation to victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a statement from the school said. "Penny Wars is a fun competition, which also raises money. Each class competes to collect the most penny points," the statement said. "It sounds pretty simple, but there is a catch. While each penny earns one point, 5 points are deducted for each nickel, and 10 points for every dime, and so on. The winner is the class with the most points."...

Multigenerational Trio Works to Restore a Detroit Bathhouse to Its Former Glory - Detroit Jewish News - MI

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EST

...This exact setup is present in The Schvitz mikvah, Pinson says, along with an outside door that would have allowed women to enter separately from the men. Finally, he found the characteristic seven steps into the mikvah, which correspond to the seven kavanot (intentions) for mikvah preparation that a woman would recite while entering. Although it might appear odd that a secular hotel and bathhouse frequented by gangsters would also serve as a site of ritual purification, Pinson notes the richness and complexity of the Jewish community in 1930s North End Detroit as he brushes off the doubts. “Even the Purple Gang came to shul on Yom Kippur,” he said...