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Children take part in a one-day camp held by Alaska Jewish Campus, which introduced the Jewish Camp Gan Israel adventure over the Martin Luther King Jr. and Presidents' Day holidays in Anchorage. Credit: Gan Izzy Alaska In-Service Day Winter Camps 2019.

Cheers to school days off (and that’s coming from moms and dads)!

They are words uttered by parents from coast to coast: “What do I do with my kids when school’s closed and I have to work?” It’s a question asked whether it’s a planned vacation...
When Rabbi Arieh Raichman was growing up in Texas, he never imagined that he would be koshering pots and pans in Brazil's Amazon River. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

What it’s like to be the rabbi of the rainforest

Nestled deep in the Amazon rainforest lies one of most isolated Jewish communities in the world. Located where the Solimões and Negro rivers join to form the Amazon—1,500 kilometers upstream from the Atlantic and...
Alexander Friedman, left, directs a control room of 25 Israeli scientists monitoring the “Beresheet” satellite as it makes its way to the moon. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Chassidic rocket scientist overcame Soviet oppression to guide Israel’s space launch to the moon

One of the chief engineers involved in the creation and post-launch supervision of the moon-bound Israeli spacecraft “Beresheet” is a Chabad-Lubavitch Chassid who overcame Soviet oppression and anti-Semitism to play a leading role in Israel’s public and private space programs. Mathematician...
Students at Sunday school in Japan as part of the JFUTURE program. Credit: JFUTURE.

From Montenegro to Japan: New network of Jewish Sunday schools opens

A new Jewish Sunday school has opened in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, representing the 17th school established as a part of an educational program called JFUTURE. Intended for families not active in Jewish communal life,...
The new Chabad House mikvah being built in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Chabad House, Seoul.

Chabad of South Korea completing construction of first-ever mikvah

Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Seoul, South Korea, are completing the first-ever mikvah built in the country. Jewish women seeking ritual-bath services have thus far had to travel quite a distance—to China or Japan—to use a mikvah for Taharat Hamishpachah, or family...
A man holds a “mezuzah” at the site of the new National Memorial Hall at the entrance to the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on April 27, 2017. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

‘Mezuzah Week’: A spiritual revolution in Tel Aviv

A revolutionary campaign under the title “Mezuzah Week in Tel Aviv” has recently been launched by the Central Chabad of Tel Aviv, where residents will be able to check the mezuzahs of their homes free of...
Four Pittsburgh police officers who were injured while responding to the Oct. 27 shooting during Shabbat-morning services stand with Rabbi Yisroel Rosenfeld, director of Chabad Lubavitch of Pittsburgh. (Photo: Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh)

First responders to Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting honored in Pittsburgh

The police officer who took a bullet for the Jewish people while responding to the Oct. 27 shooting during Shabbat-morning services in Pittsburgh, and was promised a hero’s welcome by Chabad of Pittsburgh for his life-saving bravery, got that...
A judge ruled on Nov. 21, 2018, that Chabad-Lubavitch at Towson, Md., must be razed by Dec. 21 due to a zoning ordinance. Credit: Screenshot.

Chabad files $10 million lawsuit against Baltimore County, citing discrimination

A day before deadline, Chabad filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against Baltimore County, citing religious discrimination and defamation, for seeking to demolish the recently built, $1 million Chabad-Lubavitch of Towson, which serves students...
Chabad of Hebron has served tens of thousands of IDF troops stationed in the historic, holy city.

In terrorists’ line of fire daily, IDF troops turn to Chabad of Hebron

With an obvious lump in his throat, a new recruit to the Israel Border Police shared over a break in Safed this past Shabbat that he knew one of the two soldiers laid to rest only a day...
Rabbi Mendy Zwiebel of Chabad of Chico, Calif., has been providing comfort and support to those who lost their homes, vehicles and possessions to fires that ravaged Northern California in November 2018. Credit: Chabad of Chico.

After the fires: Californians start to pick up the pieces of their lives

A little more than a month after a brush fire raced through the Northern California countryside on its way to becoming one of the deadliest and costliest wildfires in U.S. history, people from Paradise,...

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