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At-home booklet for use during Sukkot. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

Sukkot guide to help those at home celebrate holiday

Along with spending time in the sukkah and waving the “Four Species” or “Four Kinds” (etrog, lulav, arava and hadass) a central observance of the holiday of Sukkot is holding festive evening-time celebrations. Known as Simchat Beit Hashoeva, they harken back to the...
Lili Erdos (far right) and her family at the Cholent Festival in Budapest, Hungary, on Aug. 27, 2021. Photo By Eliana Rudee.

‘Cholent Festival’ brings Jewish culture to Hungary via food, music, traditions

Thousands of people took part in the Sixth Hungarian ‘Cholent Festival’ (“Sólet” in Hungarian) at the Újbuda outdoor theater in Budapest before the start of the High Holidays, organized by the Chabad Lubavitch organization...
The broken door of the ark at the Chabad of the Beaches synagogue in Long Beach, N.Y., August 2021. Source: Rabbi Eli Goodman/Twitter.

Police arrest suspect for Chabad vandalism, stolen Torah scrolls remain missing

Authorities arrested a man and charged him with burglary in connection to the vandalism of a Chabad synagogue in Long Beach, N.Y., according to LIHearld.com. On Saturday afternoon, Rabbi Eli Goodman of Chabad of the Beaches...
The skyline of Taipei, Taiwan. Credit: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock.

Taiwan to open extensive Jewish community center, kosher restaurant

Taiwan’s Jewish community announced the expected December opening of an extensive center to serve tourists and locals alike. The Jeffrey D. Schwartz Jewish Community Center will house a synagogue that can hold more than 100...
A view of the Shaloh House in Boston. Source: Screenshot/Google Maps.

‘Hate can’t stop us’: Boston’s Shaloh House fights back after anti-Semitic attack

No one ever expected a pile of Gan Israel camp T-shirts to be used to stop the bleeding of one of the campers’ teachers—certainly not Rabbi Shlomo Noginski himself. But on July 1, that was...
The Shaloh House in Boston. Google Street View

Chabad rabbi stabbed outside of a Boston Jewish day school

A male suspect repeatedly stabbed Chabad emissary, Rabbi, Shlomo Noginsky, outside of the Shaloh House Jewish Day School in Brighton, Massachusetts, which primarily serves the Boston area’s Russian Jewish community. Noginsky is a rabbi and...
The menorah at Chabad at San Diego State University. Source: Screenshot.

Second vandalism of Chabad at San Diego State University caught on video

The Chabad House at San Diego State University was vandalized last week for the second time since April, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Security footage from June 25 shows one woman shaking the frame of a large...
A Tucson police cruiser. Source: Tucson police department/Facebook.

Man arrested for anti-Semitic vandalism of Arizona synagogue

A man was arrested and charged with aggravated criminal damage on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the anti-Semitic vandalism of a synagogue in Tucson, Ariz., earlier in June. The Tucson Police Department said their Street Crimes...
Political fundraiser Lisa Spies (right) posing for photos with her mother, Susan Wernick (left), at a private dedication event on Father's Day in front of the donations—an ark, bimah, amud—the cantor's lectern—and parochet, that she and her husband, attorney Charlie Spies made in honor of her late father, Dr. Shelley Wernick, to the Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington. Photo by Daniel Perez.

Prominent political fundraiser endows DC-area Chabad center in her father’s memory

About 50 friends and family members of political fundraiser Lisa Spies joined on Sunday, Father’s Day, for a private brunch to dedicate donations that she and her husband, attorney Charlie Spies, made to the...
Rabbi Yossie Shemtov (left) and Rabbi Yehuda Ceitlin, both of Chabad Lubavitch of Tucson, in front of the anti-Semitic graffiti and a swastika painted on the door of Chabad on River in Tucson, Ariz., discovered on June 6, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Swastika, anti-Jewish graffiti defaces Chabad House in Tucson

A Chabad House in Tucson, Ariz., was vandalized overnight on Sunday with a swastika and anti-Jewish writing. It is the second such incident against the Jewish community in recent weeks. “We are very disturbed about...