Left: Larry Robbins and Rabbi Yitzchok Slavin. Right: Chabad Center in Mississauga, Ontario.
Larry Robbins, a real estate developer and board leader of the Erin Mills Development Corporation, recently pledged more than $1 million to Chabad of Mississauga for an endowment fund earmarked for educational programs.
Hundreds of New Yorkers will band together Sept. 29 to hear the 100 traditional blasts from a ram’s horn in a wholly untraditional way as they unite with fellow Jews for a special Rosh Hashanah moment amidst the surroundings of Central Park.
most 15-year-old boys, the end of summer vacation is usually spent
enjoying their last few days with friends, back to school shopping and
sleeping in. For Eli Schechner of Short Hills, the last week of summer
was spent volunteering with his mother, grandparents and sister at
Allie’s Camp, a day camp for children and teens with special needs.
This year, the addition of Chabad representatives, Rabbi Levi Schectman and his wife Chanie, will bring a new aspect of student Jewish life to campus. Chabad, formally called Chabad-Lubavitch, is a Hasidic movement with active representatives on various college campuses and throughout the world.
Batsheva Majesky with her mom, Chanshy, enjoy ‘Ima and Me’ time together.
of North Orlando held their last summer session of “Ima and Me,” a
hands-on class for moms with babies and toddlers that combines
nondenominational Jewish learning with cutting edge educational
practices, on Aug. 22.
Dubov has been appointed as the new spiritual leader of the Chabad
Jewish Center of Sussex County. Rabbi Dubov and his wife Chava Dubov
will head all educational, social, charitable and religious services
provided by the Jewish Center.
Artist rendition of under-construction synagogue in the Siberian capital - Novosibirsk, Russia.
A great deal
has been researched, written and documented concerning the Jews of
Russia during the last century of their collective experience,
throughout the Soviet era and beyond. Most attention is understandably
devoted to the Jewries of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and western regions
(known in the Czarist era as the Pale of Settlement). Relatively little
is said, however, about Jews living further to the east, in central
Siberia. Having just returned from a summer residence in Siberia’s
capital, Novosibirsk, the third largest city in Russia, I was surprised
to find a vibrant Jewish community center that I was privileged to
address, and a new synagogue on the rise. From several members of the
community, including the director of the JCC, I was able to piece
together their story.
families in the Wine Country need a mezuzah and someone to hang it
properly, they now have a place to turn. For nearly a year, Chabad of
Napa Valley has been supplying, installing and inspecting mezuzahs as
part of its basic services.
Jewish students at the University of Virginia enjoy the first Café Chabad event organized by the local Chabad House.
drawing to a close, many university students across North America are
returning to campus or beginning college for the first time. But for
some, it’s not the books or the studying that they missed over the
summer, but the sense of community they feel at their campus Chabad
volunteer with Houston’s Aishel House delivers a kosher meal to a
hospital patient staying at the organization’s apartment complex.
time Susan Biondi stepped foot in Aishel House, the Houston-based
organization founded by Rabbi Eliezer and Rochel Lazaroff to service
families in need at nearby Texas Medical Center, she was, in her own
words, “blown away.”
Philadelphia branch of the Friendship Circle, an international network
of Chabad-Lubavitch programs that pair teenage volunteers with children
with special needs, is in the running for $50,000 to help pay for the
coming school year.
Friendship Circle buddies have fun at a theme park during a recent outing.
Are you the
parent of a child with special needs and you need additional respite and
support? Would you like your child with special needs to be involved in
a full range of social and recreational experiences? Do you have
teenagers who need to earn community service hours and would you like
them to be inspired to do something meaningful? If you said yes to any
of the above questions, The Friendship Circle is for you.