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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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Anshei Lubavitch Preschools Learn About Dental Health - Jewish Link - NJ

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

A visit from Dr. Cynthia of Pediatric Dental Associates taught the little learners at Anshei Lubavitch preschool all about proper dental health and hygiene. Dr. Cynthia demonstrated proper teeth brushing with Franasaurus, a stuffed dinosaur. The children heard what foods are good for your teeth and what foods should only be eaten once in awhile. Dr. Cynthia also explained what a dentist wears during a dental visit and the special tools that are used. Now Anshei students know there is no reason to be afraid of going to the dentist!

Chabad Jewish Center Upper Passaic County Offering New Course - West Milford Messenger - NJ

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

Rabbi Mendy Gurkov of Chabad Jewish Center Upper Passaic County will be offering "What Is? Rethinking Everything We Know about Our Universe" — a fascinating, new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI). The course begins on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m…

‘The World Has Lost A Bright Light’: Prominent Rabbi’s Son Dies Unexpectedly At 15 - Canadian Jewish News

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

Zalmy Plotkin, the youngest son of Rabbi Avrahom Plotkin, the spiritual leader of Chabad-Lubavitch of Markham, and his wife, Goldie Plotkin, died unexpectedly on April 15, two days before his 15th birthday. Known for his ready smile and sweet disposition, Zalmy, who had Down syndrome, was remembered as a loving son, brother and uncle who took part in many activities at his parents’ Chabad centre, as well as in programs to aid children with disabilities, noted a post on…

Changing of the Guard in Hackensack - Jewish Standard - NJ

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

One of Bergen County’s oldest synagogues is becoming its newest Chabad outpost. Shortly before Passover, Temple Beth El, founded in 1908 as the Hackensack Hebrew Institute and down to barely 45 members, transferred ownership of its building to the newly formed Chabad of Hackensack. “We’re able to keep it a Jewish institution in Hackensack,” Pam Hecht, secretary of Beth El’s board of directors, said. “I’m very happy to have Chabad come in.”…

PPB: Anti-Semitic Fliers Found Posted In Portland - KPTV - Portland, OR

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

Anti-Semitic fliers have been found posted in the Portland area, according to police. The Portland Police Bureau said a flier was found on a telephone pole near Chabad at Reed College on April 11. PPB said they are aware that these fliers, "while not specifically calling for violence, may create fear and uncertainty in the community and can lead to others committing violence on behalf of an ideology."…

Local Jewish Group Says Blankets Donated To Safehome Represent Comfort And Safety - WDAF-TV - Kansas City, MO

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

A Kansas City Jewish group donated blankets for people recovering from abusive relationships. Chabad Itkin runs Chabad Young KC, which is a monthly girls get-together to have discussions, learning, and hands-on crafts. And they love giving back to the community. For “Do Good” Sunday this past week, they made blankets for Safehome. Itkin says the group enjoys doing things for others, and were proud to help a worthy cause…

Haggadah in the Himalayas - Australian Jewish News

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

IF the question were posed, “Which city hosts the biggest seder in the world?” likely answers may include Jerusalem or New York. Somewhat surprisingly, however, the answer sits high up in the Nepalese mountaintops in the predominantly Hindu and Buddhist city of Kathmandu, where the city’s first official seder was led in 1989 by Rabbi Mendel Kastel of Jewish House – then a 20-year-old rabbinical student at yeshivah in Sydney – along with fellow student Mendel Lipskier. This year, for the event’s 30th iteration Rabbi Kastel returned for a Pesach celebration to ­remember…

Rockland Jewish Women: The Laws Of Family Purity - Journal News - Rockland County, NY

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

...The pool of water — in which women are immersed following their menstrual cycle as part of a spiritual renewal of life — is the focal point of taharas hamishpacha (family purity), one of three mitzvot (commandments/deeds) special to Orthodox Jewish women, along with lighting Shabbat candles and making challah. "People come here and they say it's changed their lives," said Chany Kotlarsky, the Rebbetzin of Chabad Lubavitch of Rockland. "It's important when they come and do the mitzvah that they enjoy doing it. That they do it with love. That's the beauty of it."…

BDS Resolution Tabled at CWRU - Cleveland Jewish News - OH

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

...Between March 25 and April 10, Rabbi Mendy Alevsky of Chabad at CWRU in Cleveland encouraged Jewish students to be involved in this issue and to speak with their student representatives. “We counseled students privately and we encouraged all the students we knew to talk to their representatives and share with their representatives how they felt about this resolution,” Alevsky said. “We gave them strength. Obviously, it’s our opinion that this resolution stems from an anti-Semitic idea.”…

My Remarkable Father, Rabbi Menachem Rodal, On His First Yahrzeit - Jewish Press

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Menachem Aaron HaKohen was a true lover of peace. It hurt him – almost physically – to see argument and strife. He took pains to greet and get to know those who were overlooked by others. Our Shabbos table was filled with guests, including those who would not have been invited to a meal if not for my father. My father would say that he especially loved “back-of-the-shul Jews” – those who did not feel comfortable or welcomed enough to leave the back wall of shul…

Local Rabbis Receive White House Welcome - New Jersey Jewish News

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

...Herson recalled that during the years when Schneerson was alive, the rabbis would travel directly from the White House to Chabad Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn to report on the meeting. One year, Hershon said, he was standing outside the Rebbe’s door with a colleague when Schneerson opened the door and inquired, “Did you see only the president or the angel that accompanies him as well?” Herson explained that according to lore, every government representative has an angel accompanying him or her. Herson admitted he has yet to see the angel…

Holocaust Remembrance Week Events at CU Boulder - Boulder Jewish News - CO

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

Hillel of Colorado, CU Chabad and several departments and programs at CU-Boulder are pleased to present a week of events commemorating the Holocaust. Community members are invited to join CU students and faculty as we explore different facets of those tragic years in the context of today’s world. There is no charge for any of the events…

First-Ever Chabad House to Open in Hackensack - Jewish Link - NJ

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

To butcher Billy Joel’s lyrics a bit, “Who needs a ‘Chabad House’ out in Hackensack?” Well, it’s clear to many that Bergen County does. Just before Pesach, Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County, led by Rabbi Ephraim Simon, completed its agreement to acquire Temple Beth El’s synagogue building in Hackensack, located at 280 Summit Avenue. The newly forming Chabad of Hackensack will operate initially under the auspices of Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County, and it will be led by Rabbi Mendy Kaminker, who is moving to Hackensack in June from southern New Jersey to take up the post…

Chabad Rabbi’s Son Combats Smartphone Threats To Children Via Herzliya Startup - JNS

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

...He adds that growing up in the Chabad movement—with his father as a member of Dayton’s Jewish clergy and a community leader—was the greatest gift he could have received. “I didn’t understand that until a couple of years ago,” he says. “But it gave me life skills that are invaluable: the ability to understand politics and dynamics, and to understand leadership. I grew up with this mentality of public service, of not living life simply for yourself.”…

Polish Camp Of Life Offers Refuge To March Of The Living Participants - Jerusalem Post

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

...“Students who travel [with the March of the Living] are often tired – physically, mentally, and spiritually,” said the tent’s organizer, Rabbi Mayer Stambler, the head of Chabad in Poland. “Like Abraham did in his tent, we invite them in to eat and give them also a chance to learn about Judaism.” The tent is air conditioned, offers free Wi-Fi, kosher food and drinks, and couches to lounge on while waiting to enter the museum or before embarking onto buses after the visit…

Chabad Center Of Sudbury Plans Holocaust Remembrance - Sudbury, MA Wicked Local

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

The Chabad Center of Sudbury invites the public to an evening of Holocaust remembrance on Tuesday Evening April 17th as we hear the firsthand stories of three local survivors who were young children in the Holocaust. Hear the stories of survival and heroism of people who were just young children in the Holocaust but survived to carry on the story of the Jewish people after having seen the worst that man can see…

Chabad Honors Holocaust Memorial Day - Port Washington News - NY

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

...Chabad of Port Washington invites the entire Jewish community as well as the community at large to come out in support of Israel and to honor the souls of the six million. “It is no doubt a great joy for these holy souls when we get together, put on Tefillin in their honor, and celebrate Jewish pride and solidarity,” said Rabbi Shalom Paltiel of Chabad of Port Washington…

Oberlin College Alumni Group Claims College Is Unwelcoming To Jewish Students -

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

..."While we appreciate the concerns of the Alumni for Campus Fairness (ACF), we feel the picture they paint is not an accurate representation of Oberlin College and contemporary Jewish life on our campus," she wrote. "Approximately 23 percent of our students identify as Jewish. Our two campus rabbis work with Oberlin students, one from Hillel, the other from Chabad. Students lead a variety of organizations focused on Jewish life and culture. Oberlin's institutional commitment to Jewish life and scholarship is broad and deep."…

Friendship Circle’s Most Successful Walk-A-Thon Raises Over $115,000 - Community Newspapers - Miami, FL

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

The Friendship Circle Miami hosted its annual Walking 4 Friendship Walk-a-Thon on Sunday, Mar. 18, with a record number of over 1,000 participants. The walk took place around the Friendship Circle Miami headquarters at 8700 SW 112 St. in Kendall. A total of $115,332 was raised that will help fund local programs aimed at enhancing social function, inclusion, and friendship in children with special needs…

'There's No Kosher Meat, But The Fish Are Great' - Arutz Sheva

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:00:00 EST

...Rabbi Feldman is also working to allow Jews to consume kosher meat on the northern island. This is not possible today, because the law in Iceland prohibits kosher slaughter (as well as Muslim "halal" slaughter)."So far kosher meat is not available in Iceland. We plan to work with local distributors to bring in kosher meat," he said, and added with a smile: "In the meantime Icelandic fish is fantastic."…