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Shabbat Shalom!Parshat Toldot teaches that Esau’s life mission was “Sur Me’ra,” conquering the bad, while Jacob’s was “A...
11/20/2020

Shabbat Shalom!
Parshat Toldot teaches that Esau’s life mission was “Sur Me’ra,” conquering the bad, while Jacob’s was “Aseh Tov,” actively doing good. Different people, different strengths, different tasks; all are necessary in making this world a better place.

11/18/2020
Dear Abba

"Abba, it's been six long months without you." Levi Wolff, of Hanover, Germany writes a letter to his father, Rabbi Benny Wolff who passed away in May of this year. "It is not easy, and as Ima says, we may have questions, maybe even big questions, but we have no doubts. We continue to strengthen and grow our shlichus, until one day soon we'll be together again with the final redemption." This video was shared at the gala banquet of the 34th International Conference of Chabad Rabbis last week. #Kinus

Twelve years ago this week, terrorists stormed the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai in India, brutally killing its emissar...
11/17/2020
Chabad Mumbai: Remembering, Rebuilding

Twelve years ago this week, terrorists stormed the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai in India, brutally killing its emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg.

But their legacy lives on.

#Mumbai

Twelve years ago this week, terrorists stormed the Nariman Chabad House in Mumbai. Members of the Islamic terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba held Chabad representatives Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg and four of their guests hostage, before brutally murdering them. Two-year-old Moshe Holtzberg was save...

Tune in to watch the grand event of the annual conference of Shluchim which took place this year on the custom built vir...
11/15/2020
LIVE: Watch The Kinus

Tune in to watch the grand event of the annual conference of Shluchim which took place this year on the custom built virtual platform.

Program begins at 1PM.

Shabbat Shalom!In Parshat Chayei Sarah, Rebecca impresses Eliezer with her offer of water for him and his camels, ultima...
11/13/2020

Shabbat Shalom!

In Parshat Chayei Sarah, Rebecca impresses Eliezer with her offer of water for him and his camels, ultimately resulting in her marriage to Isaac. It is not physical beauty that matters, but inner strength and character that count in the end.

Tag an Eishet Chayil!

The 32nd Annual International Conference of Chabad Shluchim opens today with 5,200 emissaries participating. Instead of ...
11/12/2020
Annual International Conference of Chabad Shluchim Opens Today

The 32nd Annual International Conference of Chabad Shluchim opens today with 5,200 emissaries participating. Instead of taking place in New York this year, the four-day conference will be hosted on a custom-built, virtual platform designed to host an international and interactive event of this magnitude. Conference organizers have asked emissaries not to travel to New York. Instead, each received a conference-to-go kit by mail.

The 32nd Annual International Conference of Chabad Shluchim opens today with 5,200 emissaries participating. Instead of taking place in N

It is a typical, bustling morning at a middle school in Camarillo, California, and the students are about to take an alg...
11/11/2020
A Quiet Moment

It is a typical, bustling morning at a middle school in Camarillo, California, and the students are about to take an algebra quiz. But first, the desks are arranged in a circle. The teacher directs their students to take out and read the notes that their parents have given them. We see these students unfold well-worn slips of paper containing affirming messages written in bold scrawls: "I love you", "I believe in you", "Try hard and don’t give up". The children read their notes, shut their eyes, and spend a minute in silence, reflecting on the notes that they have just read. The room is quiet, the atmosphere intense. After sixty seconds, the children open their eyes and get ready to begin the quiz.

It is a typical, bustling morning at a middle school in Camarillo, California, and the students are about to take an algebra quiz. But first, the desks are arranged in a circle.

Mazal Tov to the new Shluchim to Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA!"Jonathan found a surprise on his doorstep. The sixty-...
11/10/2020
Planting Jewish Seeds in Atwater

Mazal Tov to the new Shluchim to Atwater Village, Los Angeles, CA!

"Jonathan found a surprise on his doorstep. The sixty-year-old resident of Atwater Village, a suburb to the northeast of Los Angeles examined the gift basket containing an apple, a small jar of honey, and some literature. Jonathan had never heard of Rosh Hashanah, so he called the number he found on an accompanying card.

Rabbi Yaakov and Rochel Carlebach had just arrived in Atwater Village as newly appointed Chabad representatives to the area. They canvassed the neighborhood looking for Jews and then dropped off 170 Rosh Hashanah packages at their homes. “He was intrigued to read about a Shofar In The Park service,” Yaakov told Lubavitch.com."

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Jonathan found a surprise on his doorstep. The sixty-year-old resident of Atwater Village, a suburb to the northeast of Los Angeles examined the gift basket containing an apple, a small jar of honey, and some literature.

The strange, funny and meaningful things that happen out in the trenches as Chabad representatives go about their busine...
11/09/2020
SOTW: Rabbi In A Costume

The strange, funny and meaningful things that happen out in the trenches as Chabad representatives go about their business . . .

Chaim S. Rivkin, Kirkland, WA

Episode 5/8:

Our next door neighbor, who drives a big yellow food truck, always waves hello to us whenever he sees our family, and until recently, that was the extent of our interaction. Purim morning—the only day of the year that I left my house dressed in a head-to-toe clown costume instead of my usual Chasidic garb—I was loading my car with Purim treats to bring to the local assisted living center, when my neighbor came running towards me with excitement. “Rabbi, rabbi! I remember this holiday! It’s my favorite! I’m a Jew!” I invited him inside for some Purim celebrations on his rediscovered favorite holiday. One thing led to another and we soon discovered that I am acquainted with his extended family. We’ve since become good friends with our neighbor in the big yellow truck. Looking like a clown never looked so good on a rabbi!
Chabad of Kirkland

The strange, funny and meaningful things that happen out in the trenches as Chabad representatives go about their business . . .

The global Chabad-Lubavitch movement mourns the passing, Shabbat morning, of the former chief rabbi of Great Britain, Lo...
11/08/2020
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, 72

The global Chabad-Lubavitch movement mourns the passing, Shabbat morning, of the former chief rabbi of Great Britain, Lord Jonathan Sacks. He was 72. His passing is a tragic loss that will be felt around the world.

The global Chabad-Lubavitch movement mourns the passing, Shabbat morning, of the former chief rabbi of Great Britain, Lord Jonathan Sacks

Shabbat Shalom!Tomorrow in Jewish History:20 CheshvanBirthday of the fifth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneerson ...
11/06/2020

Shabbat Shalom!

Tomorrow in Jewish History:

20 Cheshvan

Birthday of the fifth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneerson in 1860 (5621), the founder of the central Chabad-Lubavitch yeshivah, Tomchei Temimim.

“If you find yourself in a certain place, a particular situation, know that it is by Divine providence. For G‑d orchestrates and arranges many events so to ensure that a person finds himself in the circumstance wherein he can realize his true potential.” — Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneerson

11/05/2020
"Friends Of Chabad": Ep. 1

A new show hosted by Academy-Award winning actor Jon Voight and film producer and screenwriter Steven Paul will look at the work of Chabad emissaries around the world.
The show called, ‘Friends of Chabad,’ invites viewers on “an entertaining, funny, and spiritual adventure to Chabads all around the world.” It premiered on the Jewish Life Television (JLTV) network on September 25th and will air a new episode each Monday night. In the first episode Rabbis Chaim Nachum and Levi Cunin discuss the origins of Chabad and the mission the Lubavitcher Rebbe entrusted to his five thousand emissaries. In the second, the Cunin brothers discuss with Jon and Steven the case of the library of the previous Chabad Rebbes which was confiscated by the Soviets and is still being held in Moscow.

Chief Rabbi of Albania and Chabad representative to Thessaloniki and the Lower Balkans Rabbi Yoel Kaplan received a surp...
11/04/2020
Highest Civilian Honor For Chabad Rep in Kosovo

Chief Rabbi of Albania and Chabad representative to Thessaloniki and the Lower Balkans Rabbi Yoel Kaplan received a surprise award from Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi last week.

Chabad of Thessaloniki & Balkan Jewish Communities

Chief Rabbi of Albania and Chabad representative to Thessaloniki and the Lower Balkans Rabbi Yoel Kaplan received a surprise award from Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi last week.

Mazal Tov to the New Shluchim to Hendon, UK!Rabbi Shlomo and Channa Fuchs were recently appointed to join the team at Ch...
11/02/2020

Mazal Tov to the New Shluchim to Hendon, UK!

Rabbi Shlomo and Channa Fuchs were recently appointed to join the team at Chabad House of Hendon in London, England led by Rabbi Gershon and Esther Mindel Overlander. Rabbi Shlomo and Channa will assist with adult education and administrative operations. They are already learning one-on-one, leading classes and have established a morning study hall for small-group and individual Torah classes. The new shluchim are hosting events via Zoom, or in a socially-distanced fashion and delivering Shabbat packages to members of their community at their homes.

To find your local Chabad center visit www.lubavitch.com/centers

Caption: Hendon Town Hall. Inset: Rabbi Shlomo & Channa Fuchs

Shabbat Shalom! In this week’s Torah portion G-d tells Abraham to leave his birthplace and go “to the land where I will ...
10/30/2020

Shabbat Shalom! In this week’s Torah portion G-d tells Abraham to leave his birthplace and go “to the land where I will show you.”
Would you be able to leave everything behind and start anew?

The strange, funny and meaningful things that happen out in the trenches as Chabad representatives go about their busine...
10/29/2020
SOTW: “Bubby” In Virginia

The strange, funny and meaningful things that happen out in the trenches as Chabad representatives go about their business . . .

Faye Kranz, Chabad Of Virginia

Episode 4/8:

One Friday morning, on vacation in a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, my daughter and I were shopping at the local Dollar Store with all of her kids in tow. I told them to choose what they want (I am very generous in a Dollar store…), and they were roaming the aisles. Every few minutes, one of them would ask, “Bubby, can I have this? Bubby, can we buy that?” After about fifteen minutes of shopping, a woman walks over to me and tells me, “Do you know how long it’s been since I heard the word Bubby?” She is Jewish, she told me, and she and her husband live not too far away. They have been here for years, and it’s a rare thing, she said, to meet a Jew here. I invited her to come to our house for Shabbos lunch. I took her phone number, and my daughter followed up with an invite. We weren’t sure if she and her husband would actually come, but sure enough, Shabbos afternoon there was a knock on the door. Over lunch at the table, someone asked her husband if he was retired. “No siree,” he said, “I’m still working, I’m a weaver.” And what does the man weave? “I weave Talleisim (prayer shawls),” he said. A Tallit weaver in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains! What are the chances?

Sarah Kranz-Ciment Yossel Kranz

The strange, funny and meaningful things that happen out in the trenches as Chabad representatives go about their business . . .

Ayelet Mamo Shay was feeling helpless. The Israeli businesswoman and author who lives in #Gibraltar got word that her so...
10/29/2020
Bissli, Bamba and Bolognese Warm a Mother’s Heart

Ayelet Mamo Shay was feeling helpless. The Israeli businesswoman and author who lives in #Gibraltar got word that her son, a university student in London, was required to quarantine for 14 days. “A student who lives on the same floor as he does, tested positive for coronavirus and so my son was told to quarantine as he may be infected,” she said.

Through a network of Israeli business people abroad Ayelet was connected with Chabad reps Shneor Glitsenstein and Dovid Cohen of Chabad of South London, Students and Young Professionals.

Read her story here:

Ayelet Mamo Shay was feeling helpless. The Israeli businesswoman and author who lives in Gibraltar got word that her son

One afternoon in early September, four young men stepped onto Trigg Beach, a haven for surfers just north of Perth, Aust...
10/28/2020
Perth, Australia: Where the Swan River Meets the Southwest Coast

One afternoon in early September, four young men stepped onto Trigg Beach, a haven for surfers just north of Perth, Australia. A spring storm was brewing. Dark clouds threw shadows on the white sand and turned the usually turquoise water a dull gray. Dangerous weather, but the young men were not easily deterred from their purpose. It was the eve of Yom Kippur, and they had come to immerse themselves in preparation for the holy day.

“I grew up surfing, and I was a good swimmer, but the ocean was different that day,” Yitz Faigenbaum recalled.

As the four men waded in, Yitz was caught in a riptide that swept him out to sea. He felt his muscles begin to freeze up, and he called out to his best friend, Aaron Lazer Goodman, who swam into the current to help him. “He held me up for as long as he could, but the current was dragging him under, so I pulled away.”

One afternoon in early September, four young men stepped onto Trigg Beach, a haven for surfers just north of Perth, Australia. A spring storm was […]

Mazal Tov to the new Shluchim to Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia!Rabbi Mendel and Esty Khutoretsky established a C...
10/27/2020

Mazal Tov to the new Shluchim to Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia!

Rabbi Mendel and Esty Khutoretsky established a Chabad center on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. They joined the team of Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia (RARA) which services the Jewish population in Australia’s remote communities. The Sunshine Coast encompasses beach resorts, surf spots and rural hinterland in Southern Queensland on Australia’s east coast, south of Brisbane.

In the past few years traveling rabbis under the auspices of Chabad of RARA have visited the 630 square mile area, hosting seders for Passover, or visiting individuals at home. Rabbi Levi Jaffe of Chabad of Brisbane would often visit to lead a Torah class. Now the Sunshine Coast has its own, permanent Chabad center. They serve Jewish families in the area and the 3.5 million tourists who visit the coast in an average year.

Chabad of RARA

"With the growing normalization between Muslim countries and Israel, we can expect to see a significant increase in the ...
10/26/2020
Chabad Explores Opening New Centers in Muslim Countries

"With the growing normalization between Muslim countries and Israel, we can expect to see a significant increase in the number of Jewish travelers and businesspeople to these areas,” said Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky at Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters in New York.

With the growing normalization between Muslim countries and Israel, we can expect to see a significant increase in the number of Jewish travelers and businesspeople to these areas,” said Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky at Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters in New York.

Sam Talatin sat in his room two weeks ago, browsing social media. An Iranian immigrant to Canada, the 19-year-old saw po...
10/25/2020
Ancient Scroll Sparks New Journey For Iranian Teen

Sam Talatin sat in his room two weeks ago, browsing social media. An Iranian immigrant to Canada, the 19-year-old saw posts about the upcoming Simchat Torah holiday and learned of its significance in celebrating the Torah. “Looking at all these posts made my heart beat faster as I realized that although most of my life I wasn’t involved with yiddishkeit, it’s never too late to begin a journey,” he shared with Lubavitch.com

Then a video titled “Caught By Providence,” posted by Chabad of Markham caught his eye. The video is part of a Facebook series Rabbi Avraham and Goldie Plotkin, directors of Chabad of Markham have been presenting in an effort to lift the spirits of their community since the outbreak of COVID. In each three-minute episode they share stories of “Small miracles in our everyday lives.” The video Sam clicked on shared the story of a 900-year-old Torah scroll given to the Plotkins for safekeeping in the early nineties.

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Chabad Markham

It was about thirty years ago when an old Sephardic Jew named David Abtan walked into my office and said ‘Rabbi, I need a favor from you'

Shabbat Shalom! In this week's parsha, Parshat Noach, G-d wiped the slate clean and started the world anew. How can you ...
10/23/2020

Shabbat Shalom! In this week's parsha, Parshat Noach, G-d wiped the slate clean and started the world anew. How can you let go of past difficulties in order to move forward?

The strange, funny and meaningful things that happen out in the trenches as Chabad representatives go about their busine...
10/22/2020
SOTW: I Spy In Frisco

The strange, funny and meaningful things that happen out in the trenches as Chabad representatives go about their business . . .

Episode 3/8:

Mendy Kesselman, Frisco, TX - Chabad of Frisco

Shabbos afternoons can get very long at home, especially for the kids. Playdates aren’t an option as there are no young families within walking distance, and most of our usual weekday activities are not appropriate for Shabbos. So it’s always a challenge to find creative ways to entertain the kids. This particular Shabbos, I took the kids on a walk and improvised a game of I Spy: See if you can find homes with mezuzahs on the door, I told them. Sure enough, they spotted a home with a mezuzah, and our outing was becoming fun. We walked up to the door with the mezuzah, and I knocked. The door opened up a tiny crack. “Sorry, not interested,” said the gentleman on the other side. I discerned my native South African accent in those few words, and in the split second that I had before the door was shut in my face, I replied with the only words that I remembered in Afrikaans: “Hoe gaan dit?” That’s Afrikaans for “how are you?” The guy, clearly excited to meet a fellow South African, smiled broadly, opened the door wide and invited us in. Soon enough we discovered connections that we share back in South Africa.

The door opened up a tiny crack. “Sorry, not interested,” said the gentleman on the other side.

Mazal tov to the new Shluchim to West Bel Air, CA!Rabbi Mendy and Dobie Mentz were recently appointed to establish a Cha...
10/20/2020
New Shluchim To West Bel Air, California

Mazal tov to the new Shluchim to West Bel Air, CA!

Rabbi Mendy and Dobie Mentz were recently appointed to establish a Chabad community in West Bel Air, Los Angeles.

Mendy Mentz Dobie Mentz

Rabbi Mendy and Dobie Mentz were recently appointed to establish a Chabad community in West Bel Air, Los Angeles.

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Chabad-Lubavitch is a vibrant, dynamic force in Jewish life, and its programs touch the lives of millions of people and directly or indirectly affect Jewish life in every community.

The movement derives its impulse and inspiration for Judaism and a love for Jewish people, from a call of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson. Governments fall, the map is rearranged, and Chabad-Lubavitch never stops responding to the call of the Jewish soul. Indeed, Jewish continuity is not an item on our agenda. It is our agenda. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

For more than half a century in the United States, Chabad-Lubavitch has singularly championed Jewish continuity. Pioneering the broadest range of Jewish outreach activities, including the vibrant Jewish Day School system in America and beyond, it is the only Jewish organization to have established an international base of human resources so vast in scope, that it has the ability to facilitate the most dramatic and innovative outreach programs worldwide.

Through the diverse activities of Chabad-Lubavitch institutions, Jewish life has achieved a level of visibility and viability unlike any it has known in recent history. Our international network of some 4,500 Chabad-Lubavitch centers in more than 100 countries around the world has put a living Jewish community within the reach of any Jew, nearly anywhere on the globe, ensuring universal Jewish awareness with the promise of Jewish continuity.

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